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“Preparing for a social collapse is silly. Society won’t collapse. People are too civilized and reasonable.”
This objection, or something like it, occasionally comes from friends or family who regard prepping as a fool’s errand. Some extra food or flashlight batteries might be grudgingly accepted as prudent, but security measures? Defense? That’s just crazy talk. We’re a modern, civilized nation, not savages, they say. We value the arts and sciences. Since childhood, we’ve been taught about tolerance, kindness and respect for each others civil rights, etc. If tough times come, they say, people will help [...]
Most of us reading about and watching all the “new developments” in our country are not surprised. Many of the “enlightened” have been expecting this for a while. But being ready or expecting it doesn’t take away the surreal feeling that it all brings, the calm before the storm.
I don’t know where I read or heard it, but I recently was reminded (cause I’ve heard it before) that the US is heading down the same path that the Roman Empire was on as it collapsed. Although I like history, I don’t consider myself a historian. [...]
In June 2001, a bio-terrorist attack simulation tried to evaluate the effectiveness of the nation’s response to a worst case scenario – smallpox attack. The findings weren’t good!
The simulation was “created and run by Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies (CCBS) / Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Randy Larsen and Mark DeMier of Analytic Services.” (1)
The first such exercise of its kind, Dark Winter was undertaken to examine the challenges that senior-level policy makers would face if confronted with a bioterrorist attack that initiated outbreaks of highly [...]
Anyone with their pulse on current events has to be worried! We are living in concerning times. You don’t have to look too far to see that our nation is in a very fragile state. One major stressor is the economy. We currently have more people dependent on government assistance than ever before. (click here and here) So then, what happens when prices (food, medical, utilities) reach a point that the assistance that the government is providing doesn’t cut it anymore? Can you guess?
You don’t have to guess, cause it is happening right now. Turn [...]
Editor’s Note – This is a guest post.
Those who are concerned about a coming social and governmental collapse are frequently dismissed as kooks by outsiders. However, there is plenty of precedent in history for massive social collapses that occurred very quickly.
One mysterious collapse that has haunted many is the collapse of the Mayan empire in the Yucatan peninsula. Apparently that collapse happened over a 5 or 10 year period and nobody really knows what happened. Their society was very advanced yet it suddenly fell apart. All their buildings were deserted.
Those of us who are in [...]