From time to time I get a kick out of watching shows about post apocalyptic predictions. Everybody knows exactly how and when the world is going to collapse and they all have had one thing in common so far.
They all have a 100% failure rate. Don’t get me wrong I take this shit relatively seriously and I don’t mean to discount anyone’s predictions or beliefs. That would be like the pot calling the kettle black considering I am sitting here sharpening my machete with my son and wife staring at me (occasionally questioning my sanity).
How come if you watch Doomsday Preppers or some of these history channel shows, they always get the weirdest fucking guy possible. I mean seriously, they pick people based on how stupid their hair cut is.
They don’t interview normal people worried about things like hmm… the economy? The devaluation of the dollar? The global web of connected economies that all suffer because one country has intellectually handicapped leadership? I mean seriously we don’t produce dick in America anymore, our manufacturing is dead or dying and we rely on sweat shop slaves in China to produce goods and ship them here.
What would happen if we lost access to all of this cheap labor and all we are left with is a service economy that doesn’t even produce a fraction of the products we all need? You probably couldn’t even wipe your ass, literally. If you work in an American toilet paper factory, correct me if I am wrong.
Most of you, just for even finding this website probably consider self reliance a pretty useful, noble and important trait. I mean I highly doubt you are on the government dole, you probably don’t trust the government very much and you shouldn’t.
So why is economic dependence on a national level sanctioned and accepted? Why should the US depend on China or the UK depend on the rest of the EU. It is pretty stupid if you ask me and I don’t wanna lose you yet so I am not gonna dive into that can of worms. I am sure that the political nature of this post and the amount of liquor I have consumed before writing it is going to lose you soon enough.
I mean sure, their might be a fucking coronal mass injection or a zombie apocalypse; we all pretty much prepare for whatever happens because we enjoy knowing we don’t need society for basic survival.
But the economy? This is something that even toothless-fucking-cretin morons can see is a major powder keg about to blow. I mean, if you live in a western country you probably have a government that spends non stop in some unsustainable model trying to help everyone, only to spread misery equally by punishing success to reward failure.
If you are in the US like I am, your country is not only spending trillions of dollars on bullshit and waste, they are spending trillions of dollars overseas on other peoples bullshit and waste.
How many people who have a debt to income ratio of 100% like the US government are going to be donating a lot of money to charity. None. The US Government however continues to prove it has the collective IQ of an eggplant.
They borrow money because they don’t have any, and they give that money to foreign governments as aid. We borrow money from China and we give China financial aid. Now how fucking stupid is that?
All of this is completely unsustainable and I haven’t even touched on the number one largest most imminently threatening issue the American economy faces: entitlement spending.
|This graph is just entitlements, everything else our government spends money on is not included so that “revenue” line is literally already underwater which is why we accumulate higher and higher deficits each year.|
We are becoming more and more socialistic as all of the socialists in Europe scramble to become more capitalistic. Their economies are all unsustainable and on the brink of collapse. Once you give entitlements to people you cannot take them away, at least you cannot politically muster the will to do so.
The spending increases faster than the revenue collected; and that’s not even accounting for all of the other stupid fucking government programs and ideas that are implemented to buy uneducated voters by idiots in both parties.
Don’t think for a second I am just railing on Democrats here either, Bush doubled the size of the Department of Education, created the medicare plan D prescription drug nightmare and spent billions looking for monsters to slay abroad without so much as a declaration of war. He created the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Trust me, I hate both parties equally (almost equally) and they are both leading to our inevitable decline and destruction.
We are making every mistake that Rome made, in our wars we do everything opposite of Sun Tzu’s Art of War. We discard what history teaches us and we become more and more uneducated as a culture.
We ignore reality and live in fantasy. Our media pundits suck, sensationalism is news and we have to have competing media outlets that push their own political agenda because we can’t have real honest media and news. So our watchdogs, the media, are busy fighting over a steak while the criminals in D.C. are robbing us blind.
All of this adds up to a very, very bleak outlook for the future. We are dependent on the Middle East for fuel, China for basic goods, Europe for financial stability and most importantly we are dependent upon our citizens in this Republic to be educated enough to make intelligent, rational decisions when they vote. Instead of this paragraphed I could have just put this picture instead.
So now I have to raise my kid in this world, under these conditions and I look for hope in the political process but see none (there is one politician that I love, guess who). This is why for my son, I prepare, for my wife I prepare.
I do not expect it to be as easy for my boy as it has been for me and it was hard as shit for me. It is not the same country my father grew up in or his father before him. I see it as my responsibility, for my family, to be fully capable of protecting and ensuring their survival.
I am a normal guy with a normal job, I am American as apple pie, I do not have a stupid fucking hair cut or wear ying yang necklaces and I will not tell you that I know for sure that coronal mass ejections are going to wipe us all out. But I will tell you that the economic fate of the world is in incompetent hands. I will tell you that the models our governments have created were not sustainable long term and I will tell you that voters in a democracy will never cease to impress you with their stupidity.
Interview me History Channel, I am a real, normal guy and I am prepared for anything. I have been a fucking waiter, a jewelery salesman, a political campaign staffer, a welder, a government contractor and at no point did I think that mastering excel spread sheets or writing political commercials were skills that had real tangible value after this fake system collapses.
Look out your window, you probably see birds flying around and they will survive while your stupid, spread sheet writing ass dies without the comfort of society.
Your high IQ, your IKEA furniture, your Hybrid Prius won’t mean shit when you wake up and your power doesn’t turn on, stores won’t accept your dollars and there is no longer a need for whatever shitty service industry skill you are an expert at.
Unlike the general masses, I don’t falsely assume that the people in D.C. are going to figure everything out because they are such a brilliant little intellectual elite. Sitting in their far distant capital, squandering the foundation of the beautiful republic that has been handed to them, they will always consistently make worse decisions.
I bet there were some Romans after the fall of Rome that were pretty pissed that they laughed at their “uncivilized” neighbor who actually prepared and trained for survival outside of the comforts of the invincible Roman society.
Keep your heads up and your powder dry boys. Thanks for reading. </rant>
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