"Sell everything, you won't recognize America by the end of the year."
Those are the chilling words from Dow theorist Richard Russell. He says:
Do your friends a favor. Tell them to "batten down the hatches" because there's a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don't need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won't recognize the country. They'll retort, "How the dickens does Russell know -- who told him?" Tell them the stock market told him.
What can I say? This stuff scares me. Not necessarily for us personally, because we own a farm and with a lot of work and forethought are in a unique position to grow enough food to keep us alive. But what about everyone else? What about our friends and relatives whom we love dearly but wouldn't know what preparedness is if it bit them on the butt?
We don't want this to happen. We want life to continue as usual. We don't want the economy to collapse. We don't want to be in a position to turn hungry people away. We don't want we don't want we don't want...(stomping feet in frustration)...
But it's clear that something big is looming on the horizon, something beyond all our puny efforts to stockpile beans and rice. I don't know how big or disruptive or dangerous it will be. All I know is that a creeping sense of dread has been settling on our shoulders for the last year or so, spurring us to take our preparedness efforts more seriously than we ever have before.