Nothing puts your world into perspective like being caught in a huge storm. At four o’clock in the morning I was awakened out of a dead sleep by what sounded like a freight train running through the house. The wind that hit our house last night was truly frightening. It got so bad, that I thought we were getting hit with a tornado. In my delirium, I was completely caught unprepared and really had no idea what to do. Do I wake the kids and head for the basement? Do I put my jeans on? Do I try to find the weather channel? Do I even go outside to see what was going on?
It is at moments like that, when you realize just how small we all are to the much larger forces that run our world. I immediately saw this as what 99% of America is going to go through when the dollar collapses. In a few scary days, everything could be wiped away and you are left naked, exposed and powerless. Everything you every believed in and counted on, is gone. The storm was only scary because I had no idea what was really going on and what to do. I was not aware or prepared.
- Gone are the pillars of our civilization.
- Gone is the rule of law.
- Gone is our moral compass.
- Gone is our social justice.
- Gone is our manufacturing base.
- Gone is the middle class.
- Gone is the American Dream.
- Gone are the days of unlimited debt.
- Gone are the days of unlimited oil.
- Gone are the days military hyper power.
- Gone are the days of unquestioned propaganda.
- Gone are the days of King Dollar.
- Gone with the wind.
Most Americans will wake up one day and see the world has changed so dramatically that they cannot even recognize the world they live in. We have been sleep walking in an American Dream as we have slowly been lead off of the cliff lured by the pied piper playing “Buy, Buy American Pie.” While we have been dreaming in a world of buy know, pay later, our economy has shifted from the strongest manufacturing power to a consumer economy to now a government economy. (Last month the government spent 8 times more than it took in.) While we have been dreaming our money has shifted from real tangible assets to paper fiat money to high frequency traded electronic derivatives. While we have been sleeping, Our government has changed from “of the people, for the people” in 1776 to “big brother is watching” from 1984. While we have dying, we have change from the “Land of the free and home of the brave” to timid, selfish consumers.
You may not feel the paradigm shift beneath your feet, but our way of life is changing forever. There are no “do overs,” no second chances, and no happy endings this time. The American Dream and the middle class is done for. When the dollar dies, where you are the day after is most likely where you and your children will be for the next generation. There will simply be the prepared and history’s road kill.
Are you aware and prepared?