A typical human can survive roughly 30 days without food.
But not everyone is typical: in 2003, American Illusionist David Blaine spent 44 days in a glass box by the River Thames without eating. In Sweden, 2011, a loner named Peter Skyllberg survived for 2 months without food in extreme weather conditions. Exceptions do exist.
Starvation can bring the worst out of humanity. During the 1930’s Great Depression some families resorted to selling their children away out of desperation. This, however, is the one of the kindest acts a family can do in such circumstances.
Murder, rape and prostitution become more and more common as society crumbles under poor economic conditions. Gangs are naturally formed in order to increase the chances of survival, and those not aligned with any faction may eventually find themselves outmanned and outgunned.
In economic crisis with supply lines disrupted, the larger cities become death traps. Food is scarce, and what food there is available will be more expensive than usual. Some, more desperate parts of society, resort to stealing rather than buying food. This only causes the problems to get even worse.
Soon, as chaos keeps getting worse, food is no longer brought in. Many do not know how to grow their own food or how to forage for nutrition. Others didn’t prepare for such an event ever occurring. In their ravenous madness, small subsection of humanity resort to eating their own kin.
For the majority this would be appalling. Even among those who do it once just to try it.
But, there are also those who begin to enjoy the act:
Such is life in the worst circumstances.
This isn’t reality for most of us. Not yet at any rate. But we’re fast-approaching a reality where such a scenario is possible.
Today we’ll take a look at how we may get there. Starting now.
For the past 2 years (well, actually, much longer than that) the mainstream media has been lying or at least misleading the public about many things. This should be obvious to most readers of this blog.
The latest nonsense is the Russia-Ukraine situation. Both sides are reporting incomprehensible nonsense propaganda.
Here are some videos on this topic.
And here’s a video from someone currently staying in Ukraine:
I’m not going to comment too much on these videos. Watch them if you like, and come to your own conclusions.
I’ve watched and read news from both perspectives and from several sources. It is all pure insanity what is going on in the media.
I recommend just turning off the TV and going into the nature instead of following this particular charade if it is stressing you out.
You should do so for another reason as well. I’m going to explain something to you, and it may surprise you a little bit, but in this case I’m going to defend the mainstream media and politicians.
Do you know how intelligence agencies gather their ‘intelligence’? You may be surprised to hear this, but it is mostly through publicly available sources like newspapers and magazines.
CIA Director William Casey met with the newly elected president Reagan in February 1981. They were going to discuss what they had learned about their agencies in the first couple of weeks of the administration. Casey first told Reagan that he had been astonished to discover that over 80 percent of the ‘intelligence’ that the analysis side of the CIA produced was based on open public sources like newspapers and magazines. (source: newspunch, which has even been ‘fact-checked,’ wohoo!)
There are always are multiple sides to a story. The public doesn’t always get to know the truth about the world. Sometimes they get to know it with a delay, and sometimes not at all.
This happens because some information regarding national security must be kept secret. This level of security gets a heightened status during times of war.
This ultimately leads to war time propaganda: much of the news and media in general will be there to boost morale and unite the country. It is also there to deliberately spread misinformation to mislead and confuse the enemy, who also happens to be reading the news.
Then there is this quote:
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”Sun Tzu
Everyone who knows anything about warfare will be aware of Sun Tzu and the Art of War. There are wolves in sheep’s clothing about. Do not underestimate someone just based on their outwardly silly demeanor. Also, there may be someone else behind the curtain pulling the strings.
Psychology plays as big of a role as anything else in warfare, and may even be the most important factor in winning or losing a war.
The other thing I wanted to point out is this:
Who is Vladimir Putin? An ex-KGB agent. He is essentially a spy.
Who is Volodymyr Zelenskyy? A former actor (comedian), now a multi-millionaire president of Ukraine. (some sources say he has multiple millions, or even billions, I really do not know what the truth about his net worth really is)
How did he amass such wealth as an actor and now the head of state? I don’t know, and I don’t particularly care. It is for someone else to figure out.
Side note: Putin is also exceedingly wealthy, for some reason.
An actor vs a spy. We are watching Spy vs. Spy in action:
And did you know they both are part of World Economic Forum? I mean, of course they are. Though, Putin’s page mysteriously disappeared from their site.
Be it as it may, it is all a bit silly.
Once again, I recommend ignoring most of the media nonsense regarding this topic. It isn’t good for your mental health to try and make sense of it. Most of it doesn’t make sense, and there may even be a good reason for it to be so.
Media lies, and yes, it is a problem. Yet, it may be justifiable in the circumstances we now find ourselves in.
What we can and should pay attention to instead is the financial information. Numbers do not (and ultimately can not) lie after all. (Yes there is some manipulation here as well, but it is better than going insane listening to the news cycle). Let’s go there next.
The Hammer Is About To Drop
Our current financial situation can be summed up as thus: a disaster.
The world is in too much debt. Countries and individuals are indebted to their eyeballs. It is never going to be paid back.
Because of this debt there also exists leverage in the system. Any downturn could turn ugly for the world economy. This simply means inflation or crash, or maybe crash and then inflation. Who knows!
Either way, the world is in trouble. Which means you and I are also in trouble. May not have anything to do with us personally, but it is what it is.
Since we’re currently circling down the toilet, one may want to protect him- or herself. I don’t really know how to do this properly, no one does, but we can try to brainstorm ideas and prepare for the worst – it is prudent to do so even if the worst scenario doesn’t present itself.
In recent times I’ve been watching some videos on this topic. Let’s take a look.
Here the legendary investor Jim Rogers (being interviewed by Daniela Cambone) talks about the war, dollar’s role in world events and the coming worst bear market of his lifetime.
“Here to give us his thoughts on all the latest developments is legendary investor Jim Rogers in his first interview since the invasion. Jim, it’s always an honour being with you. Thank you for giving us this exclusive.”
“I’m delighted to be here Daniela. It’s good to see you, it’s been a while. So far we’ve both survived, hurray.”
Jim brings up that this war shouldn’t be happening. It is all thanks to the NATO expansion, which should be obvious to anyone who knows history and has been listening to what President Putin has been saying. It is a pointless war.
Next they discuss the end of the US dollar. US dollar is a useful currency because of its reserve currency status. As the reserve currency, it is being used in transactions between nations all around the world.
Now because of sanctions the situation is about to change. Countries are forced to think of dollar alternatives because if a country the size of Russia can be banned from dollar transactions, so can anyone else.
“We’re shooting ourselves in the foot.”
Since countries are looking for alternatives, digital currencies are brought up. Mr. Rogers brings up the fact that in China digital currencies are the norm, not the exception, and most other countries want to move in that direction as well. And yes, digital currencies come with their track-and-trace capabilities as well, as one can imagine. This simply means goodbye to privacy as far as financial matters are concerned, and social credit systems go well with such a system.
Next Jim talks about the recession that’s obviously coming our way in the foreseeable future. He expects it to happen fairly soon, and I can only agree.
“When the recession comes a lot of us are going to get hurt. I hope I survive. I hope we all survive, but some of us are going to get hurt.”
Jim expects the situation between Ukraine and Russia to calm down, which then leads to the stock market rallying, and finally collapsing. Before that time, and perhaps after it as well, commodities are going to perform well.
For the rest, I recommend listening to the interview yourself if you have time.
Jake Ducey is interviewing Alasdair Macleod.
It is recommended watching the entire interview, but considering it is more or less the same what we just went through I’ll just pick some important bits from this video.
“If you get a collapse in the price of US treasuries, you’re going to get a collapse in the equity markets as well.”
“I think we’re looking potentially at a bear market that could wipe out awful lot of value.”
“In November or December the level leverage in financial markets according to the regulators was around about 900 billion dollars. I mean, we’re talking huge sums here. Of borrowed money.“
What Alasdair is talking about is that the FED is in an impossible situation. If the equity markets start sliding down, they’ll either have to do more QE or they’ll have to go easy regarding the interest rates. Either way they go about doing it, it will be bad news for the dollar. And there is no way to prevent this scenario from happening.
Well, there’s also the option to crash all the markets. Nobody knows what that’d be like, and nobody wants to find out.
Inflation and rising prices of commodities is a guarantee in our future.
Speaking of which:
Gregory Mannarino talks about how food and energy inflation just hit a 40 year high in the US.
Well, there’s nothing much to add to that. Situation isn’t much better in parts of Europe. And it’ll get worse.
There is the possibility that we’re currently living through what was revealed in the Bible 2000 years ago.
I’m going to explain it to you in a short manner next.
You can find short snippets of the revelations in Wikipedia here.
Side not: what does something that rhymes with “bye-zer,” the number 1300 and Nuremberg Code have in common? Don’t worry about it if you don’t know.
The Wikipedia article introduces us the four horsemen of Apocalypse. I’ll explain it the way I see it, you can disagree if you like.
Seven Seals are opened.
First Seal: A white horse appears, whose crowned rider has a bow with which to conquer. (6:1–2)
There is a certain kind of person who wears white. Lab coat or a doctor’s garment. Pick your poison.
Second Seal: A red horse appears, whose rider is granted a “great sword” to take peace from the earth. (6:3–4)
There is a rumour going about that the Soviet Union never died. Their flag:
Red seems to be the universal colour of Communism.
Third Seal: A black horse appears, whose rider has “a pair of balances in his hand”, where a voice then says, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” (6:5–6)
Who wears black? Businessmen and bankers of course. This one here talks about inflation.
Fourth Seal: A pale horse appears, whose rider is Death, and Hades follows him. Death is granted a fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (6:7–8)
Pale horse? Death. Simple.
1:1 exactly as Bible says is currently happening. Coincidence? Perhaps.
It is also prophesized that there will later also be a universal mark that everyone must take in order to buy or sell. Something a digital currency could accomplish.
At no other time in history would this have been possible. Now it is.
I’m not saying this is definitely happening, but it is good to keep this option in mind.
Okay, let’s assume the world isn’t ending.
This is because even if it was, it wouldn’t do you any good to think that it is. Your job is simply to survive, and to help others do the same.
Also, thinking you’re going to survive without suffering a bit is, at best, naïve. There is no guarantee what is written in the Bible will come true. Other options and scenarios are also possible.
That being said, now would be a great time to start meditating/praying and developing yourself in some way. If you want to survive, you need to be useful to others, and you also want to be able to do things by yourself using your own hands.
Brighteon seems have a great set of videos for you to go through if you want to learn basic things when it comes to farming and survival. Have a look for yourself.
As far as financial information goes, here is a more positive look on things:
Adam Taggart is interviewing Rick Rule, and they discuss the crazy times we’re living through.
The difference between Rick and others is that he always seem to think that there is hope. Commodity prices will keep going up, and it will be one of the best times to invest if you know what you are doing.
In case the world isn’t ending, our individual creativity will overcome our collective stupidity in due time.
Don’t worry about it too much. Focus on yourself, and you’ll do fine.