Sometimes I think that I sound like a broken record. I am constantly
using phrases such as “get prepared while you still can” and “time is
running out”. In fact, I use them so often that people are starting to
criticize me for it. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we have
such short memories and such short attention spans in America today.
Thanks to years of television and endless hours on the Internet, I find
myself having a really hard time focusing on anything for more than just
a few moments. And we are accustomed to living in an “instant society”
where we don’t have to wait for anything. In such a society, we are
used to “news cycles” that only last for 24 hours and very few people
take a “long-term view” of anything. Unfortunately, that is not the
truth. As I have written about previously, the long-term trends that
are destroying our economy have continued to get worse since 2008, and
none of the problems that caused the last financial crisis have been
fixed. #4 Some people are actually trying really hard to get ahead, but
admittedly that is really tough to do when we are all being taxed into
oblivion. In fact, it was reported this week that Americans now spend
more on taxes than they spend on food, clothing and housing combined.
In this day and age, it is imperative that we all learn how to think for
ourselves. The foundations of our society are crumbling, our economic
system is failing and the blind are leading the blind. If we do not
learn to make our own decisions, we are just going to follow the rest of
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Taken together, these facts spell doom for the U.S.
dollar. Short of attempting – highly unrealistically – to increase its
manufactured output by nearly 50 percent and to sell the increased
output abroad, America can’t dig itself out of the hole — at least not
if it sticks with free trade. The ultimate outcome will surely be a
total collapse of the dollar. And in that event, as the former top
Reagan administration economic policymaker Paul Craig Roberts has
pointed out, shoppers in Walmart will feel they are in Neiman Marcus.
world’s kingpin currency for more than half a century, the dollar has
survived in recent years thanks only to the “charity” of strangers:
export-minded East Asian governments, principally those of Japan and
China, have bought ever larger amounts of U.S. Treasury bonds to keep
their own currencies low. For the East Asians, the attraction is that
they can continue for a few more years to hollow out the American
manufacturing base. financial system almost collapsed back in 2008?
Millions of Americans suddenly lost their jobs, and because many of them
were living paycheck to paycheck, many of them also got behind on their
mortgages and lost their homes. You don’t want to lose everything that
you have worked for during this next major economic downturn. It is
imperative that you have an emergency fund. It should be enough to
cover all of your expenses for at least six months, but I would
encourage you to have an emergency fund that is even larger than that.
In the long-term, the U.S. dollar is going to lose a tremendous amount
of value and inflation is going to absolutely skyrocket. That is one
reason why so many people are investing very heavily in gold, silver and
other precious metals. All over the globe, the central banks of the
world are recklessly printing money. Everyone knows that this is going
to end very badly. In fact, there is already a push in more than a
dozen U.S. states to allow gold and silver coins to be used as legal
tender. Someday you will be glad that you invested in gold and silver
now while their prices were still low. This is a skill that most
Americans possessed in the past, but that most Americans today have
forgotten. Growing your own food is a way to become more independent of
the system, and it is a way to get prepared for what is ahead.
Pastor Lindsey Williams, who has been an ordained Baptist minister for 28 years, went to Alaska in 1971 as a missionary. The Transalaska oil pipeline began its construction phase in 1974, and because of Mr. Williams' love for his country and concern for the spiritual welfare of the "pipeliners," ; he volunteered to serve as Chaplain on the pipeline, with the subsequent full support of the Alyeska Pipeline Company. Because of the executive status accorded to him as Chaplain, he was given access to information documented in his eye opening book, The Energy Non-Crisis. After numerous public speaking engagements in the western states, certain government officials and concerned individuals urged Mr. Williams to put into print what he saw and heard, stating that they felt this information was vital to national security. Mr. Williams firmly believes that whoever controls energy controls the economy. Thus, The Energy Non-Crisis.