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As I write this, the Dow Jones index has plunged by 20 percent since its highs at the beginning of this year, spurred on by central bank tightening and interest rate increases that many "experts" claimed would not happen. They said the Federal Reserve would "never" raise rates into economic weakness and would continue stimulus measures for as long as needed to keep the markets afloat.
What these people do not understand (and probably
never will understand) is that the Fed does not care about the U.S. economy or
U.S. markets. They only care about "the agenda," and the agenda is about the global
centralization of everything.
To achieve such a goal, the globalists need what
they call the "Great Reset," which I believe represents a worldwide
economic disaster event engineered specifically to bring down the U.S. dollar
and cause an inflationary crisis in multiple nations. In the wake of this
calamity, the globalists hope to then institute a new system built on a single
global digital currency, a single global central bank and, eventually, a single
global government. In other words, order out of chaos.
The Fed raising rates into weakness reminds me
very much of what happened at the onset of the Great Depression when the
central bank went from an easy money policy that fueled the epic stock market
rise of the 1920s to the stock crash of 1929, after which the Fed hiked rates
and crushed any chance of easy recovery. This action is what led to the
prolonged deflationary crisis of the 1930s all the way through World War II.
America's return to economic success was not because of war spending... it was
due to the fact that the U.S. was mostly untouched by the destruction, leaving
only American manufacturing intact while the rest of the world was in ruins and
This time around, the triggers for collapse are
somewhat the same but the circumstances are far different and far worse for the
Differences between the
Depression and the "reset"
Today, the U.S. has a minimal manufacturing
base, which means we do not have the capacity to produce many of our own goods.
We rely on other countries to provide those products, and some of those
countries are hostile.
Another problem is that this time we are reliant
on the world reserve status of our currency, which one might think is a huge
advantage but in reality, it is our Achilles heel. You see, the dollar is
circulated widely around the planet as the primary mechanism for international
trade, but what happens when large exporter nations like China dump the dollar
and refuse to accept it? This could lead to a domino effect in which multiple
nations stop using the dollar, and the dollar's value begins to plummet. In
turn, all those trillions of dollars once held overseas now come flooding back
into the U.S. causing even more inflation than we already have. Prices
skyrocket and the economy grinds to a halt.
Finally, at the time of the Great Depression,
our country had over 25 percent of people involved in farming and over 50
percent of the population lived in rural areas. Today, less than 2 percent of
the population is involved in farming and only 14 percent of people live in a
We often hear about how the unemployment level during the
depression was around 30 percent of working-age Americans, however, there are
really no stats that measure the level of self-sufficiency within the nation.
Farming communities, despite the failing economy, were at least still able to
feed themselves and provide necessities. Without that rural self-reliance, the
depression would have been far worse. It is impossible to accurately measure
how many deaths were directly connected to poverty in the 1930s, but it
certainly did not become a food crisis akin to those we have seen in the Third
World. Today, though, this is definitely a threat that should be taken
What we are about to witness is a very different type of collapse
than the depression; we are now at the beginning of what will be called a
stagflationary crash. This event will have mixed elements of a deflationary crisis
and an inflationary crisis; meaning, prices will continue to rise or remain
high on most necessities while other parts of the economy will implode. Wages
will remain stagnant compared to inflation, GDP will decline and sales will
falter yet prices will not drop in response.
One factor that cannot be fully calculated in this mess is the
number of preppers within western nations, specifically those in the U.S. I
believe, according to my 16 years working within the movement, that preppers
make up around 10 percent to 15 percent of the American population overall.
That is to say, at least 10 percent of the country has some kind of emergency
stockpile or lives in a rural area and has the ability to produce necessities
for themselves by nature of their lifestyle. This percentage changes according
to where you live in the country, though.
In major cities there will be more preppers in terms of numbers,
but not in terms of percentage. You will be lucky to find one prepper among a
hundred people within a major city in a blue state, while you will find at
least one prepper among every ten people in an average city in a red state. The
more preppers an area has the safer and more economically stable it will be
during a collapse. Preppers are the wild card in this scenario. There may be
even more than I estimate here, and their existence changes the dynamics of the
Survival mechanisms during the depression
During the depression, people coped with poverty in many ways that
might seem alien to us now, but these strategies for survival will likely make
a comeback very soon.
There were millions of migrant workers at this time; not illegal
migrants as we have today, but millions of American citizens traveling from
state-to-state looking for employment. These people would sometimes only stay
in one place for a week or a month and then move on to the next town or county,
hopping the rails or hitchhiking when they could. Many men would leave their
families for months at a time to work a job in another state and send the money
This has already happened in a way, with many conservatives
escaping the draconian COIVD lockdowns of blue states and relocating to red
states where they can be free as well as more economically prosperous. But as
the national economy and the dollar begin to break down and it becomes evident
to the normies that things are not going back to the way they were, do not be
surprised to see mass movements of working-age men traveling everywhere looking
for jobs. Also do not be surprised when retail and office-based jobs evaporate
and all that is left are technical jobs involving skilled labor.
From the 1930s well into the 1940s, it was common for people to
seek work in farming areas just for easy access to food sources. If you live in
one of these places you will see
refugees, small groups and perhaps even large mobs scouring rural areas for
sustenance. Industrial farms may not even be in operation due to high costs,
but people will go to them anyway looking for work or handouts.
During the Depression, there was considerable charity from farmers
for the random travelers and hobos that passed through, but this is all reliant
on circumstances. There are those that think giving anyone anything will just
lead to them demanding more for free. I'm not so nihilistic about charity, but
I understand the concern.
From the depression well into the 1950s, it was also common for
people to grow what they called "victory gardens," which were designed to offset food
shortages and rationing during the war. I am actually seeing a lot more of this
happening in the U.S. today, with people trying to counter food inflation by
growing their own supply.
Gardening is a high-level skill that requires experience. Practice
and failure create good gardeners over time, it is not something that you can
be an expert at by reading books or watching videos on YouTube. Climate and
micro-climate greatly affect what you can grow and how you grow it. The types
of soil and fertilizers you have access to change the level of production. Even
the age of your garden makes it more or less viable (3 years minimum for a new
garden before it produces at a high level). This doesn't mean you should not
try; it just means that you should not expect success right away and the sooner
you start the better off you will be.
Understand that even with efficient gardening methods like raised
beds, you will need at least an acre to feed a small family through the winter
into spring. Without efficiency methods, you will need an acre per person. So, if your
garden is smaller, treat it more like a supplemental food source rather than
relying on it as a primary source. You will need "many irons in the
fire" as they say. This may include some hunting or trapping in rural
places or considerable prepper storage in most other places. Your garden will
be used to stretch out the life span of your dry food supply.
People during the depression canned their garden foods regularly,
which is why Americans used to have actual pantries with shelving. Most homes
don't have this space anymore, which is unfortunate. That said, it doesn't take
much skill to simply set up a bedroom or office room as a pantry area with some
shelves from Home Depot. I recommend that this room be set up within the house
rather than the garage where canned items might freeze or overheat and be
ruined. Also keep in mind that many foods can be canned, from vegetables to
Shrinkflation is a form of inflation where you pay
the same amount of money for something, but receive less than you used to.
seen this in 10oz packages of food selling for what 12oz packages recently did.
And we’ve seen it in reduced staff, longer waits, and worse service.
Food storage will be essential in the winter months unless you
live in a perpetually warm climate, and even then, there is almost nowhere in
the U.S. outside of southern California or southern Florida that is safe from
winter freezing. Anyone that claims they have a "year around" growing
season is probably lying to you and does not understand what it actually takes
in terms of growing to feed people through an entire year.
Foraging was also used as an option during the Depression, but not
in the way many primitive survivalists might imagine. Knowing what kind of
plants you can eat in a place is one thing, finding them in large supply is another.
You will probably end up wasting far more calories searching for wild edibles
than you will consume when you come across them. It's a zero-sum game and not
practical for long-term health.
During the Depression, people would simply eat what was around
their homes. Dandelions, miner's lettuce and cattail roots were big staples
during the crash because they could be found everywhere in large quantities.
People didn't spend hours out in the woods looking for berries, wild onions and
rare mushrooms, they just went out into their yards and grabbed what was easily
Finally, let's talk about crime during economic hardship because I
think we are seeing this problem developing rapidly today. It is a fact that
financial crisis increases crime dramatically, often in states that supposedly
have the best social welfare programs. The thing is, we are once again
dependent on specific circumstances of society and the crash itself.
During the Great Depression, crime increased in the beginning and
then leveled out over time. This may have been because liquor was legalized
again in the mid-1930s, and the mob no longer had this market to rely on and
less people were being arrested for possession and bootlegging. Common crime
was also less pervasive, again, because far more people were self-reliant at
the time. Today, all it would take is grocery stores being empty for more than
a week and crime rates would explode, especially in the cities where the most
unprepared people live.
One factor that I think many Americans do not consider is the
problem of economic interdependency. Even now, the insane COVID lockdowns in
China are impeding massive amounts of exported goods from coming to the U.S.,
and we are seeing shortages as a result. In Europe, sanctions against Russia are
limiting certain energy and food items. Cooking oil is now being rationed in
countries like Italy and I expect similar rationing to hit the U.S. sometime
Inflationary crises don't just affect prices, they also affect
production and supply. Inflation leads to price controls, and price controls
lead to production limits, and production limits lead to shortages, and
shortages lead to government rationing. This will happen in the near term, perhaps
within the next year.
Americans faced very little threat of supply chain problems or
price inflation during the depression, but our generation will see these
disasters in ways no generation has seen for centuries. Not even Weimar,
Germany suffered the kind of economic struggles we are about to deal with because
even amid currency collapse they still kept considerable production within
their own nation. The U.S. corporate oligarchy has outsourced almost
everything, and it has set us up for disaster.
The biggest difference is that there will be consequences for the
elites this time
One thing we do have that people during the Depression did not
have is a movement that is awake and aware of the impending threat. Only a
handful of economists in the 1920s predicted economic collapse, and almost no
one listened to them. This is not the case today, with the alternative media
dominating the mainstream media and the truth being spread far and wide.
Millions upon millions of Americans and many Europeans are preparing for the
coming crash, and, we also all know who engineered the crash.
This means that economic disaster will not just lead to a
"Great Reset," but a great conflict against the globalists. They will
find out that their agenda for global centralization is not accepted widely and
that they will be targeted for retribution. Things are going to change in ways
humanity has not seen for a long time, but not in the ways the globalists
To truth and knowledge,
According to a brand new
Wall Street Journal-NORC survey that was just released, the percentage of Americans that believe that
the state of the U.S. economy is “poor or not so good” is 83 times larger than
the percentage of Americans that believe that the state of the U.S. economy is
“excellent”… The same survey
found that the percentage of Americans that are “not at all satisfied with
their financial condition” is the highest in at least 50 years… Yet, there are still lemmings out there who still support incompetent
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books come to mind which provide useful money-stretching tips…these can be
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Living Well on Practically
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Penny Pincher Book
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Lessons from the Great Depression For Dummies by Wiegand
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Why Team Biden might be
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declared War on the Middle Class & America!
Lenin supposedly once said, “The way to crush the
bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
a better understanding of free enterprise vs. the slavery of socialism…
The Road to Serfdom, which became a touchstone
of the campaign to preserve personal and economic freedoms. The book argues
that Western democracies’ attraction to socialism will take them down a path
to authoritarian dictatorships like those in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany.
Government planning of economies, Hayek
declares, must result in arbitrary and unfair edicts, as well as a loss of
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After the stock market crash in October 1929, the nation headed
into an economic slide that lasted an entire decade. Unemployment was high, and
many Americans had to find ways to survive on little to no income.
Americans are nothing if not creative. Flour sacks became dress material.
Cardboard became shoe insoles. And in the kitchen, families came up with new
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are basically two survival modes to take when times get bad:
"Bug out" - meaning flee with a
backpack of essential items to a safe (preferably remote) location.
"Bug in" - meaning hunker down in
your current location with all your essential survival needs taken care
A bug out scenario would consist of door-to-door confiscation of
weapons, forced vaccines in a community, war, civil unrest, etc.
not a course of action…
real lesson: Be Prepared!
100 Best Bug Out Bag Items
Here it is, the ultimate list of bug out bag items! Now to be
clear, this is not a checklist. It would be very difficult to squeeze every one
of these items into a single bag, nor should you. Rather, it is a list of
suggested items from which you could create any number of awesome bug out bag
There are countless bug out bag lists on the Internet, but since
everyone's needs vary depending on who they are and where they live, you're
better off coming up with your own list. The purpose of this post is to make
that as easy as possible. Before we get to the list, here are a few tips you
should keep in mind when packing your bag...
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