Can you believe it has been over a year since I started this column? If you are a new subscriber, you may have missed some of the seminal early stuff, so I would go into the archives and read some if you have the time. There is more information here than you’d find in years of subscriptions to print mags, and hundreds of hours of surfing survival blogs, which are both mostly full of fluff geared towards advertisers. From the start this column has taken a hard look at actual survival without the benefit of modern society, but we began with the question, why should we do this?
Going in, I tried to have no assumptions. The best case scenario is that somehow we get out of this downward spiral and find a way to a peaceful thought revolution. A century of banker ownership of our financial system has now governed above any principles for which we thought America stood. And it is time to take it back. Prepping, to me, is merely an acceptance that our generation screwed up, that it is mostly too late to do anything about it. Our educational system has been bought and paid for by the socialist/communist left. The liberty minded among us have been co-opted by the Sean Hannity et al. media bought and paid for by the war profiteers. And those who have woken up just look like a bunch of paranoid crazy people. Just ask our families.
If there is a “support group” for Preppers, it is probably best found on Youtube. There are a number of video blogs below that are more audio podcasts than videos, but I find them easier to keep track of using the Youtube subscriptions tab than it would be to visit a bunch of different websites. Best of all, to me they are something I can periodically post to my Facebook or email to friends and family and say “hey, this is why I’m freaking out with the survival stuff.” The sound asleep among them will say “then stop watching that” as they flip through their Netflix reality shows and get the low down on the latest Kim and Kanye tiff. But once in a while, if you take a thoughtful approach as to how you send them and how you frame it, one of them will say “hey I didn’t know that our government hasn’t actually produced our money for over a century,” and you will gain one more thoughtful mind in your corner.
Timing the collapse down to a switch that determines when you begin preparing isn’t going to happen. It should have burned down in 2008, and we have only gotten deeper into this giant hot mess since the taxpayer funded banker bailouts. Every day that we don’t see a “black swan” event is another chance that you have to begin, whereas yesterday you did not. There may never be a black swan event, because there is now so much scrutiny over events like Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing. It could just end up being…
The Gradual Collapse
Have you seen the unemployment numbers lately? What about the inflation rate? Hey did you hear that the Nasdaq hit $5,000? All of these numbers have been faked and gamed for years now. Some of you have probably heard of John Williams at ShadowStats.com. He is one of very few people who have taken the time to explain how the government has changed their method of calculating things, and sometimes even gone back to revise the old numbers to the new method. This is not unlike the reverse think government of the Big Brother book 1984. In that book, the main character’s job is to rewrite old newspapers to reflect current thinking, and yes it is twisted. The fun doesn’t end there though. From Benghazi to the IRS scandal to Fast & Furious to the newest immigration amnesty the current administration has taken liberties with its constitutional bounds that spell nothing but brazen abandon. People who aren’t worried that they got caught know something that you don’t. It doesn’t matter. Here are some podcast videos that I follow trying to figure out if this thing is going to collapse abruptly, or just slowly fade its way down.
Dave can be a bit monotone and even repetitive, but his 45 minute or so videos are much better than Good Morning America a few times a week.
This guy used to have his own radio show so he is very polished, but if you want to talk “no bs,” he is your guy. I am not sure that you will hear some of his insights from anyone else, but he is also a regular talking head on the financial news channels as a “contrarian.”
I find these interviews very selective and very high quality, and the host is extremely well versed on the events of the current situation. You will find some overlap with other channels, but the guests will focus on different things.
Events, Past & Present
Did you know that the Swiss surprise de-pegged their currency from the Euro a little while back? It was such a big event that several of the world’s leading currency trading firms went out of business, or needed bailouts. If China had done that with their Yuan/Renhimbi, it would have brought down the world economy overnight. Did you know that China, India and Russia have been stockpiling gold for many years now? Did you know that there is a new world banking system, world wire transfer system, and world bailout fund not involving the US these days? Did you know that the US shale producers are in deep trouble due to the lower oil prices? Inflation, deflation. Gold. Silver. War. Staying on top of things is really hard, but these are a few that I think feature the real thinkers, and even when they are wrong, at least you understand the world around you a little better.
Greg Hunter – USA Watchdog
Greg used to be a CNN personality in the late 90s and now he trying to repent by using his interviewing skills to bring to light a lot of people who do a lot of research. They don’t all agree, and I think Greg attempts to bring as many perspectives in as he can. He also has a family who thinks he’s nuts, so from a support group perspective Greg does plead with his guests a lot “when is this actually going to happen?”
Finance and Liberty
Elijah Johnson is really just a kid, but he gets a lot of good interviewees, and in the interim, he re-posts videos from other less popular channels that are usually pretty good.
Graphs and Trends
I am not sure that it is possible to actually predict a date that the whole thing is going to burn down, but ultimately we are all just statistics, and history will look back on this time in light of the history we are probably in the process of repeating.
We’ve already included Mike in a couple articles here, but if you haven’t looked into his stuff you may want to do it now. The problem with Mike is that he is a savvy capitalist and he always leaves a little off that he wants you to pay for, but his free stuff is inciteful regardless. He has quite a record of predicting hiccups in the past.
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I am going to include a video of Greg Hunter interviewing this guy because I find it interesting. Charles is a fairly regular talking head on the financial channels because his trend forecasting fuels a lot of short term investors. I subscribed to his information for a couple weeks and it is interesting. But what I find more interesting is that he predicts big picture trends of a huge war this decade, and a big collapse next year. We’ll see I guess. When I let them know I was including them in this article they offered an extended one month trial to you guys, and you don’t have to give them a credit card or anything for the trial. Jump on that! I didn’t extend into a paid subscription because I don’t have the time to jump investments in and out of short term highs and lows, but it is for sure interesting stuff.
Harbingers of the Collapse
We have been lied to so many times by so many people at this point that who knows what to believe. The deeper you dig, the crazier you are going to feel when you start to believe what might or might not be the actual truth. I will come out of the closet and admit that I have thought Alex Jones a complete fraud after Sandy Hook when he wasted a great opportunity to expose a coverup, and instead ranted on screen with a nobody on CNN. For over a decade he has made the face of truth seekers look red, angry, and obsessed to the the sleeping masses who need no convincing that we are nuts. I am actually convinced by this video that Alex Jones is a creation of Time Warner meant to keep truth seekers busy in the corner while the mainstream media chugs forward to the reality TV StuporBowl sheep. But that’s just me. 😉
The Corbett Report
James Corbett is an interesting guy. Some of the more macho (ie. Prozac infused moron) commenters here have noted that he comes across as something of a smug nerd, but if you slow down and listen to him, James makes a lot of sense. His approach is “open source,” so whether it is Alex Jones or a nut job on more of the fringe websites, he’ll take it all as input and see what can be verified. What I like about James is that his perspective is freedom first, and that government doesn’t by any natural right have inherent authority over us. We choose to be governed, and that choice is being very much abused these days. As you will see, James also brings out good things that are changing for the better, but they are mostly fallacies like Bitcoin.
We Are Change
Luke Rudkowski is most famous for the “Loose Change” documentary on the inconsistencies of 911. These days he tries to stay on top of a lot of the surveillance state issues facing American the world today, and of course he questions all of the major media circuses surrounding the “terrorist” incidents we see in the news these days. Almost 15 years since 911, it is still the most relevant event of this generation, and it set in motion a lot of what has to be undone right now if we are all going to survive this mess. If you have any doubt that you can be your own media outlet in hopes of waking up your family and friends, Luke is a great inspiration. All these years later he is still a bit rough around the edges, and it makes him more effective.
If you keep up with these guys even part time you’ll find others who you may want to follow. For instance this is this guy Jim Willy, aka “The Golden Jackass” who claims to have “inside sources.” A lot of people claim inside connections, but his predictions in particular have been impossible to predict without them.
Why are they letting this information out? Why not ban it from Youtube the way they have with most of the Sandy Hook documentaries? Because they just don’t care what we understand or don’t understand. Our numbers are too few, and they know exactly who we are with the very mature spying program that came of the Patriot Act post 911. The brazen nature of it all is what scares me. It just says that they know something that we can’t know, and I find that terrifying.
Some of this stuff is overwhelming if you have never been exposed to it before, but at some point the above commentators have to assume that you have watched some of their back catalog. In those back catalogs you’ll find everything from banking to Malaysian jetliners, and it may be worth sacrificing season 5 of Game of Thrones to see if you can figure out just how you and your people are going to survive the truth that is eventually going to overtake the “normalcy bias” that we all live in today. As George Carlin once said, “It’s a big club, and you’re not in it!” Winter is coming.
Oh, and for the record, I love life and would never think of killing myself, and I love my family. Suiciding the truth tellers has been all the rage these days. Hey, I’m just a crazy conspiracy theorist right?