We are coming up on the 3 year anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis. The economy has not improved. The unemployment payments, for most, have run out. People’s safety nets are destroyed. Housing is collapsing again. Inflation is ravaging what is left of our money. Now we are seeing a rash of violence all over the country, Miami, Myrtle Beach, Rochester, Long Beach, Charlotte, Nashville, Chicago, and Boston. All of this while things are still working. What is going to happen when the dollar collapses?
I have had a bunch of Strategy Sessions with members that have about their physical safety. Some are looking for international changes, most are simply trying to move out of urban areas. Many are asking about personal protection steps they should take. There are many things to consider and I am glad to see that people are thinking about this issue. It is unrealistic to think that you are going to be able to defend your property for any significant amount of time against a hoard of desperate people. Most homes are simply not able to withstand fire much less gunfire. This situation becomes even more untenable in a urban environment. I highly recommend that if you live in a urban area, get out now!
The last place I would want to be is in a multicultural, densely packed, urban area with huge wealth disparities when the dollar collapses. When the dollar collapses, food and fuel will become scarce and people will become desperate. We have seen riots in the past, but let me assure you that you have not seen anything yet. I remember the Rodney King riots and this collapse will make that look like child’s play. Those riots were over some verdicts on a few men, the dollar collapse is a verdict on all of us. The shock of abject poverty and sudden desperation, will bring out the worst in people. The police will be overwhelmed at a time when their paychecks stop or don’t buy anything and their pensions wiped clean. Those officers will not risk their lives out on the street trying to save some failed system. They will be at home defending their families or simply getting out of dodge. Leaving all of those left behind to fend for themselves.
Those areas that are most dependent on the dollar paradigm, will be the worst places when the dollar collapses. I have a good friend that lives in Southern California. I have told him that out of all of the places in America I would not want to be in when this happens, is Southern California. A 20 million strong multicultural population packed into an area that does not have a lot of water, millions of illegals, and huge wealth disparities. Urban areas only work, when the dollar works. Our power grid is extremely vulnerable. Penthouses in New York will become deathtraps if the power goes out and food and fuel stop moving in.
Most people have only a few days of food to exist on, and if the water gets shut, less than that for water. What is also not very well known, and very dangerous, is that we have 1/10th of the population is on anti-depressants. If people don’t get their pills, and come off too fast, they will suffer psychological breaks at a time when their real world is falling apart. It seems every school shooting or mother drowning her kids, are from people who stopped taking their meds. I would be willing to bet that the use of these kinds of drugs are significantly higher in urban areas than rural areas. This fact is only going to compound the problem in a world already gone mad.
Throw on top of this social unrest, the inevitable political unrest. Americans now watch hundreds of thousands in Egypt, Greece and Spain march against governments and bankers. This will come to America, and I believe it will be much, much worse. America is a very violent, aggressive culture now. There is going to be a lot of outrage as America goes from the Denial Stage to the Anger Stage. I believe that this violent period will only last 3 to 6 months after the dollar collapse. The violence will burn itself out and many people will die. Those that are wise, will be far away from danger, instead of tempting fate.
“Fortune favors the prepared mind.” -Louis Pasteur