Thursday, March 19, 2009

Social Collapse - what's it really like?

The more pessimistic types have always predicted or anticipated "the end of the world as we know it" - some sort of horrible social collapse and the chaos that would result. These are the mega-survivalist ones who hole up in the mountains with a bristling arsenal of guns and years' worth of stockpiled food.

But what would an economic and social collapse really be like? Would it be as bad as the gloomiest survivalist predicts?

Worse. Much worse.

I was largely unaware of the economic and subsequent social collapse in Argentina in 2001, but a reader just sent a link to a very long and utterly gut-wrenching account of what life was like in Argentina during this time. Remember that the writer's second language is English.

Astounding. Read it here.


  1. Stockpile, arm, congregate and pray...not necessarily in that order.

  2. WOW. I thought I was being prepared, but ... WOW. The hardest part was what he said about starving kids though. Thank you Patrice for linking it. I wrote down a lot of things I hadn't thought about! God Bless~

  3. Good lord. I wonder how much America will resemble crippled Argentina when all is said and done.

    It is not difficult to imagine the police and political system becoming as corrupt as that country in a very short time. Even now, on Drudge is a link to a news story of how Obama wants to monitor and regulate the pay of ALL banks, Wall Street firms, AND OTHER COMPANIES.

    Makes me want to get my money out of the bank right away. Perhaps I should take the advice of the man who wrote the article, and invest in the Euro, gold coins and some gold jewelry, and then saving some hard cash.

    Can't help but feel like all of this chaos is being orchestrated by very evil men.


  4. unavailable... funny, indeed.