Brace for Impact (Main Board)

by SureThing, Sunday, July 19, 2020, 20:34 (26 days ago)

The author wrote:

Like a windstorm toppling a hollowed-out tree, SARS-CoV-2 didn’t cause the current recession so much as it exposed how rotten things already were.

Even before SARS-CoV-2, households were struggling. Far too many were limping along without any savings at all, one crisis away from financial ruin.

The shale oil industry had failed to generate any profits for over a decade before anyone ever heard of Covid19.

The worldwide wealth gap was already record levels before we were forced into lockdown.

What the coronavirus pandemic has done, though, is give the ruling authorities aircover to accelerate all of these trends to warp speed.

Billionaires have been, by far, the largest winners in this story so far. Ditto for mega corporations. Main Street and small and medium-sized businesses have been utterly crushed.

My point here is that SARS-CoV-2 has laid bare our true value systems. Some countries have done an admirable job of showing they care about their citizens, making public safety and health their top priority. Other countries, such as mine (the US), have demonstrated the opposite.

... more often than not, that’s the business the federal government is in: protecting the abusers, not the victims.

The elites have all the power and they have no interest in sharing any of it. They are too blinded by greed and driven by fear to do otherwise.

In this way, they pretty much have won.

So my advice is to brace for impact. There’s nothing any of us can do to affect national monetary policy or stop the major unraveling trends already set in motion, but we can do our best to step outside harm’s way and tend the welfare of ourselves and those we care about as the system falters.


Here's another good article on preparing for the worst.

What 75 Preppers Learned During the Lockdown

Lots of good anecdotes.

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