Again Obama is not solely to blame, nor does he deserve much credit at all for where the US stands today. Anyone who has read about collapse would
realise it takes decades!!
Let's take a little trip down memory lane and talk about the Russian Revolution (a carry on from my earlier post). Here we're looking at how
collapses occur, and their time frame.
The Russian Rev is a lovely revolution as it was so raw. It was about the basics; food, water, land ownership, oppression etc. A famous scene out of
the 1925 movie Battleship Potemkin shows a bit of manky off meat being thrown to the sailors.. they weren't impressed. FOOD! (can't stress that
Some interesting dotpoints.
- The scissor effect. Rapid industrialisation led to swelling cities, when that got bad, folks went back to farms.
- Effect of wars. not just WW1, but also the ones prior. A massive drain on resources
- Discontent.. huge discontent.
Let's briefly equate all that to today.
FOOD! yep, that's a problem. Workers being increasingly pissed off, lousy min. wage, benefits? more strikes? are the guys at the top compromising
more so for the workers? or for the fat cats? Wars.. obvious. Doesn't look good does it.
The scissor effect and its future role in the coming American 'collapse'.
Food again. Now we all know that there's currently a problem. People can't afford it. A lot of people. Will these people, when (if) the situation
degrades further, be able to head back to the farm to grow their own? Nope. Is that a problem? A resounding yes, it will be a problem.. it's going to
be a HUGE problem. Would farm owners allow folks, starving folks, to just come in and start tending a little patch of land out of goodwill? maybe.. I
would guess no. Would those people actually know how to grow stuff? some maybe.
What's going to lead to the food shortage? oil. It'll run out, and become frightfully expensive. Logistics will break down. Supermarkets will be
bare, folks will get crazy, the cities will be nuts. You think your guns will save you? you'll run out of ammo, and have no time to make more..
they'll be coming for you, and anything you have. All social constructs will be melting away. Why am I so apocalyptic? The sheer number of people in
some places, and what those people are used to will be scarce (some threads here already suggest people have witnessed a mild version of this). In
third world countries today, they are far better equipped to live in a state of subsistence.. Is a first world country? not a chance. The issue here
is stability, or volatility.
Of course I'm speculating and I don't mean to scare the children, but FOOD is historically the reason for collapse. You are not Rome, you are France,
you are China, you are Russia. The writing is on the wall, people are starting to go hungry.. what happens when folks get really hungry? I guess
we're going to find out.. again.
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