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What Happens When Government Collapses?
Posted on October 10, 2014 by Martin Armstrong
Thank you for freely educating all who choose to listen to facts and not opinion. You have greatly helped me grow as a person since I stumbled upon your writings 5 years ago.
I am nothing special, just your average American. I grind through life as a teacher, small business owner, husband and father in Pennsylvania. The future outlook of our world heavily weighs on my mind as I think about my young children and the hundreds of students I teach. My question for you isâ€¦what is the average American person to do?
If you were to have limited in funds and resources, what steps would you take to ensure a better (or at least more secure) life for your family?
ANSWER: Come December, I will be able to explain a bit more clearly. It will become more obvious by then why I have held back a touch more in this area. I am finishing the SOLUTION and intend to put this out in a book format so many people can afford it. I too have family and this is why I even do what I do, Yes, I could just retire and ignore the world. But what would my family face?
I understand that we are at a crossroads. The tree has been cut. Which way will it fall â€“ authoritarian or democracy? We can make a difference. Step one is understanding what is the problem. At least then we can address a solution with some reasonable game plan.
We have a great convergence coming. It is nothing to be afraid of and it is nothing we can ignore. Yes a Mad Max event is possible. The average person depends upon government tremendously â€“ even those not on welfare. There are pensions and Social Security that people really believe they are â€œentitledâ€ to and thus these benefits will exist. What happens when they realize they do not?
Socialism has even changed the historic bounds of family. You had 4 to 6 kids for that was your retirement. The kids knew they had the responsibility of taking care of their parents. Today â€“ thatâ€™s governmentâ€™s job. Everything has been changed to depend upon government that never tells the truth and they will defend to the very last drop of your blood.
Marriages were ARRANGED! The age difference was typically 25% during the 19th century. To sell movies, Hollywood turned lust into love at first sight. They painted the image of happily-ever-after. I spoke with film makers and they all said people did not want to leave a movie feeling depressed. They glorified marriage and set unrealistic standards. Consequently, the age difference collapsed and the divorce rate rose to 60%+ because of unrealistic expectations.
Pensions began as the marriage contract. The man had to first establish himself and then propose. The Dowry was all about ensuring the wife would be secure â€“ the pension. It was not about â€œlove at first sightâ€ yet according to things like Match.COM, 70% of people dating expect love-at-first-sight. So many people have the wrong expectation of marriage and are thus doomed from the start.
Even the Black family was stronger than the white family before welfare. When you paid women not to be married and to have children, you change the family structure. Socialism has significantly altered the behavior of every race all based upon expectations of government.
Free food changes behavior be it people or animals. Being compassionate is to be human. To give a man a free fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Government adopted the first strategy to create dependency upon the political system.
They tell you do not feed the bears in Yellowstone National Park because they then look for free food and no longer hunt. Humans are no different. What happens when government collapses and people are totally unprepared because they never thought government collapses?
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and stoic philosopher, 121-180 A.D.
It will take down everything with it that it can. That is what will happen. Governments never shrink - and certainly do not die - voluntarily. Government is force - that is all it understands. In turn, it will be unable to resist the force of collapse.