"Baby Steps: You’ve Been Woke, Now Exit The Matrix”
by Doug “Uncola” Lynn
"Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit. Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues."
- Revelation 18
"There is an English salutation said to have been translated from a Chinese curse. It states: May you live in interesting times. Well, like it or not, we do. There is so much insanity occurring every day, on a global basis, it is difficult to process. So much so, that historians will one day look back on our time and scratch their heads in open-jawed, disbelief.
Nobody can fix the broken Bretton Woods financial system. Not me. Not you. Not Trump. It is a fact: The global economy is toast.
The next seven years through 2025 will be chaos. The economy will crash in waves; or cycles colliding. We will see interest rates rising, increasing unemployment, and large defaults on public and private debt. There will be systemic financial upheavals, slowing consumer demand, inventory oversupplies, and decreasing production as recession becomes depression. There will be a complete collapse of the global debt bubble; combined with corporate bankruptcies worldwide.
Economic and political election cycles (2018, 2020), war, and societal upheavals, are all like airplanes flying towards each other in the same airspace at blinding speed. This time, there will be no bailout. The global economy is a high-wire act hundreds of feet above the concrete while the circus burns all around.
The vertical bar-graphs showing debt to equity ratios for sovereign nations worldwide, over the last 30 years, literally, look like stairways to heaven. In reality, however, they are the map showing various 8-lane highways to hell. Europe, Japan, the PIIGS nations, et al, are doomed and the investment dollars vacating these nations have been coming to America, like Eddie Murphy by way of Chucky Schumer’s Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery. The financial invasion has added to the already artificially inflated Dow Jones.
When sovereign defaults turn the economic San Andreas into the Grand Canyon – into the breach will flow printed money like a raging river. The dominoes will start to fall as hyper-inflation fuels political and social unrest as societal structures collapse faster than the Twin Towers on a Tuesday morning; or the Lehman Brothers’ affection for Fannie and Freddie. Nothing new under the sun.
Be 100% assured of this: Unavoidable, uncontrollable, and inescapable destruction is unstoppable. It is unpreventable. Got it? It will probably start on a Friday. But, hopefully, not this Friday.
What can we do? Well, I once had a conversation with an alcoholic who told me he tried to kill himself by drinking vodka. I didn’t understand because I always favored whiskey. In any case, he changed his mind when he realized how painful it was to die by alcohol. Not pretty. Neither is starvation.
So, think about this as you shake off any remaining normalcy bias in order to start taking baby-steps in better directions. Yes, baby steps matter. Even now, we stand before the abyss. Just look around. We should get started then because time is the new equity. And, if you listen, you can hear the fat lady singing.
(Full article begins here with 10 invaluable preparation advice paragraphs. Please, do read the entire article! I cannot recommend this strongly enough! - CP)
Take heart, and keep calm. There is still some time left. Economies are like propeller planes with the engines sputtering. They restart for a while, and then sputter again causing the plane to fall. Then the engines restart and the plane rises slightly before falling again. Even when the last engine dies, the plane will glide for a while before the final crash.
Don’t wait for that. Every journey begins with the first step, and, as Mike Tyson once said: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
In the American Old West, when the cowboys roamed the plains, lady-luck was looked upon almost like a deity. It was because those folks were rolling around like tumbleweeds, just trying to survive. So make a plan, stay with the plan, but also embrace fluidity and the throw of the dice when required.
Win or lose, may the forgiven not forget their instructions and I hope all of you will remember the following words. It is a quote which is most often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson: "To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded.”
Please do read the entire article at the link. You may be literally saving your life, and the lives of your loved ones. Time's run out finally, as this past week's events have revealed. Now, the consequences. Many changes are coming that will affect all our lives, none of them good. This is real, not fantasy, and it's beginning to happen now. Stay strong, we're all in this together, and God help us all... - CP