Collapse Is Already Here
The comments below are an edited and abridged synopsis of an article by Chris Martenson
Many people are expecting some degree of approaching collapse, be it economic, environmental and/or societal, thinking that they’ll recognize the danger signs in time. As if it will be completely obvious, but that’s not how collapse works. Collapse is a process, not an event, and it’s already underway, all around us.
The early stages of collapse cause people to cling even tighter to the status quo. Instead of panic in the streets, we simply see more of the same, as those in power do all they can to remain so, while the majority of the public attempts to ignore the growing problems for as long as it possibly can.
For both the elite and the majority, their entire world view and their personal sense of self depends on things not crumbling all around them, so they remain willfully blind to any evidence to the contrary.
Getting an early start on shifting your own personal situation is of vital strategic and tactical importance. Many have already have taken steps to position themselves resiliently, but the majority won’t get started until it’s too late to make any difference at all. Which is sad but perhaps unavoidable, given human nature.
If everybody around you says everything is fine, it can take a long time to determine that things in fact aren’t.
Real collapse happens slowly, and often without any sort of acknowledgment by the political and economic elites until its abrupt terminal end.
While the monetary and financial elites strain to crank out one more day/week/month/year of market stability, the ecosystems we depend on for life are vanishing.