I think a good number of society is doomed due to their own ignorance. Only when it is too late will they wake up. That will leave those who are prepared to pick up the pieces. The lovely thing about living in the Deep South is we are basically still so far behind, we're not far from where the rest of the country is going to regress to. Plan for the worst and hope for the best. That's my plan. Trust in God and carry a gun. All bases covered. :)
Bagents, I agree with you 100%!! The last true homesteaders in my family were my grandmother and grandfather. The next generation (my parents) worked many hours and commuted an hour to work. With little time, they just spent all of their money "buying" what they needed and trying to keep up with "The Jones". This is what has ruined future generations, including myself. I can barely remember my grandma gardening or my grandpa's smokehouse. I am from a rural area in Missouri but its more like city life in so many ways. Let's face it, we are such lazy people and only do what we "have" to do, especially if it doesn't pay a wage.
I strongly suggest that everyone watch the documentary "Collapse". It changed my life a few days ago. Now my small-town hubby and I along with our five daughters are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best! We are also Christians and believe in some sort of eventual tribulation. We live on a 85 X 120 ft lot. We are planning to plant every extra inch of it with food, from fruit trees to garlic. I just bought a used pressure cooker and canning jars today off of craigslist. We also just purchased a rain barrel and food grade storage containers and barrels. I will begin storing dry goods like beans, salt, sugar, rice and flour. We are not frightened, but just getting smarter. My goal is to learn many things that we will need to know for survival, like saving seeds from your garden and preserving meat. We are buying tons of heirloom vegetable seeds online, since Monsanto, Inc. has genetically engineered all other seeds called "hybrids" so that they can control our food market. Watch the documentary "Food, Inc.". Monsanto OWNS the patent for ALL of the crops in the USA! They cornered the market and lobbied to get the right laws passed. What a shame that we, as Americans, weren't paying attention!
After watching the two movies simultaneously, you will understand the worlds problems much better as I did. I am anti-gun and have always thought that problems could be solved with peace. I have never allowed a gun in my home but will soon be buying at least one along with stocking up on ammunition. My ex-military veteran (8 years) hubby is happy to finally have my permission to own a gun. Lol! It will eventually be necessary to protect our crops and belongings from thieves.
Humans are destroying our world by abusing our natural resources. The earth will eventually be out of oil and since we are dependent to the tune of over 85 million per day, we are "up a creek". We will then be surviving based on our preparations! Americans absolutely NEED the oil in Libya! Think we will NEED to stake a military claim in that country like we did in Iraq? You betcha! Without a doubt!
I agree with just about everything you say except for the Libya comment. Libya produces less than 2% of the worlds oil. It is insignificant. Iraq was important to secure because it is located on the Persian gulf and therefore incredibly cheap oil. As long as Saudi Arabia continues to pump out oil, we will be fine. They produce 25% of the worlds oil.
@ Foge. My DH and I have recently watched the movie Collapse. We have been preparing for collapse for years. We have moved to the country and have 3 acres. Fruit trees, garden, barn etc. My DH is a genius at building whatever we need plus he has 18+ years in military special operations and sharpshooting. We have also seen the FOOD Inc movie. Both of these are eye openers for those who are unaware of how the collapse is going to happen. Watch the Overtake______ movement. It is instrumental in this event.
I dont know if the word "DOOMED" would be my choice , but I do think we have a "big unpleasant surprise" right around the corner. Hopefully more people are gathering some sort of basic supplies in case of an emergency....no matter what kind of emergency it is.
Libya and Iraq both were about to start trading oil and doing international business in a currency other than the US dollar. That's why they had to be destoyed. In fact that is the #1 purpose of our military today, to use the threat of force in order to keep the US dollar as the world's reserve currency. Otherwise, we would collpase overnight and the dollar would be worthless. That's what happens when you produce nothing, consume everything, and become a debtor nation.