The overview below is based on the book “Five stages of collapse” of Dmitry Orlov. You should absolutely read it.
Fase 1: Financial collapse
We already know what that means.
In 2007 Iceland went bankrupt. Nobody noticed. Some time later, Ireland went bust. Again nobody noticed. Then a few weeks later Bear Stearns closed their doors. A few people started seeing it. Another few weeks later, Northern Rock went down. More people saw it. Then in 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. That night, the whole world knew there was something wrong.
Fase 2: Economic collapse
It began in 2008, just after the financial meltdown. Rising bankruptcy- and unemployment numbers are the norm. Large companies like Walmart and Macy’s are closing stores. In Europe you can see more and more empty stores. Especially in larger cities. Smaller towns seem to be able to hold on.
Banks are on the verge of collapse. Deutsche Bank just fired over 18000 people. More in the video below:
Many people already know that we are heading to a total collapse larger than all the previous ones combined.
In a recent interview with Robert T. Kyosaki, Jim Rickards gave an overview of what happened since 1998 and also where we are heading to:
More details about what is going on can be read in a recent article.
Fase 3: political collapse
Political collapse as a steady state condition is described through the example of the Pashtuns—one of the world’s largest ethnic groups inhabiting parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan—whose code of honor (Pashtunwali, or the Pashtun Way) has allowed them to fight off (and, in some cases, help destroy) every empire that ever blundered into their habitat. (They are known to the consumers of Western propaganda primarily as the Taleban.) The Pashtuns allow us to clearly see the dividing line between a hierarchical, imperialist, collapse-bound society and that of a steady-state, entrenched, well-organized anarchy.
Fase 4: Social collapse
Social collapse—or, rather, a very stable lack thereof—is studied with reference to the Roma, or Gypsies, who have survived intact over many centuries and who now number in the millions both in Europe and the US in spite of being shut out financially, commercially and politically in every country they inhabit. This case study allows us to ponder what it means to be marginalized, for to be marginalized by a collapse-bound society can be a blessing in disguise.
Fase 5: Cultural collapse
Cultural collapse is explored with the help of the Ik, an African tribe of hunter-gatherers who, once they were prevented from hunting and gathering, survived by mutating into a cultural form that we may not wish to recognize as human—yet they persist. The Ik allow us to explore an important question: Is survival at all cost really worth it?
Below you can watch at an interview with Dmitry Orlov discussing all of the above.
Sounds scary? Not if you can prepare for what is coming. In the document below you can read how to survive the total collapse.
Surviving the economic collapse