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posted on 01 December 2019

A World On Fire

by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner

The latest Gonzo journalism from the Great White North

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Working up the energy for a blog for Sunday Collapse Brunch this week has been tough for a few reasons. Health wise, I am doing crappy again, but this isn't the only problem. My main computer is also getting close to death, it was crashing on me about every hour for a few days. Now it seems to be in a sort of remission.and hasn't crashed since late last night. So I am risking writing an article and hoping I don't lose it before I have a chance to publish.

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Beyond the health issues and technical problems there are other deeper ones ongoing here. As I peruse the headlines on the Google Search Engine each day there is a new riot occurring in a new city. The entire continent of South America appears to be on fire now. Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil…you can bring up Videos now on YouTube that are IRL versions of Children of Men every day. Then there's Hong Kong, Paris, Barcelona and of course Istanbul & Tehran. Spin the Globe and plop your finger down any randm spot at all and you can find an ongoing political collapse.

Meanwhile here in the FSoA and across the Pond in Jolly Old England you have the Kabuki Theater productions of Impeachment and Brexit, which is almost not worth commenting on with so much more havoc ongoing in other nations as we speak, where people are literally being mowed down in the streets. Here exploding in numbers are the number of Homeless in just about every Big Shity from New York to Chicago to Seattle to Los Angeles. With that exploding population we are seeing Diseases now we haven't seen in such numbers ince the Middle Ages. Typhus, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, their all making a comeback in ever increasing numbers.

The above video is just one of hundreds you can Google up these days if you are concerned about this ever growing problem. Cities and towns all across the country are passing laws that essentially criminalize homelessness, so the current solution seems to be to put them in jail Can we really build enough jails to give all these folks 3 Hots and a Cot? It's notoriously expensive to drop people in jail also, it costs nearly double wnat I live on per year these days, but building Affordable Housing isn't being done much. There aren't the job programs or jobs to give these folks something productive to do with their lives. They are of course disproportionately Black, Brown and Hispanic people, but plenty of poor White Trash out there too.

For the real Street level Homeless in a ramshackle tent under an overpass somewhere, they aren't living,they are waiting to die. There are levels and degrees of homelessness though, there are people couch surfing if they still have friends or relatives who will take them in; there are people living in RVs and Vans in the Walmart parking lots. Does anyone have a count or keep statistics on how many people are in this situation? I susspect it is much larger than the numbers out there sleeping rough.

Still, with all this evidence of Collapse overwhelming the Newz Cycle, there is still also a huge cadre of Amerikans who deny it is occurring, still enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner and still shopping till they drop on Black Friday, although they do it mostly Online now so you don't have those ridiulous scenes at Walmart or Best Buy of fistfights betwen shoppers looking for a great deal on an Iphone. If they still have a job or get enough Mailbox Money to live comfortably, they simply don't notice all the people who have ALREADY fallen off the cliff. Now the Clown-in-Chief is floating a plan to cut millions off from their SNAP Card allotment of monthly nourishment. If that flies, things will not end well. The problems you see today in Santiago or Bogota will migrate quite rapidly north of the border.

There is no question anymore, COLLAPSE HAS ARRIVED. It can and will get a lot worse of course. But there is no more question for a Collapse Writer anymore of "When will SHTF Day arrive?" It has already come and gone. For me, it gets harder all the time to write or even just post Newz Links, because Diners have seen it all and heard it all for years now. There's nothing really NEW here, it's just a steady increase in the frequency and magnitude of the events.

The same advice as always still applies, get out of the Big Shity and go off grid if you can. If you can't, plan for a Bugout when your neighborhood deteriorates too much. Form COMMUNITY, get together with friends and relatives you know and trust. Prep up with Food, Fuel, Generators, Fishing Gear, traps and of course the old standby of Guns & Ammo.

I am out of the bizness of making Nostradamus Predictons of when things will thoroughly unravel in any given neighborhood. I don't know when it will arrive for you if it hasn't happened to you already. But it's coming, and it's coming fast. Everybody Knows.

Published on The Doomstead Diner 01 December 2019.


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