Thursday, March 19, 2009

When the shit hits the fan

It is soon going to very bad. However we don’t really know how badly. There are several well known economists, scientists and others that do agree with me to a certain point. Although not really as far as to the apocalyptical scenario I see before us, but many think it’s could be Great Depression bad or worse. When this depression hits us is also a matter for debate. I think we can expect another year or so of decent “normality”. Most of the stupidities that are being put into action today like printing tons of money and increasing national debts with trillions are not going to blossom fully until sometime into the future. So at least a year, probably a couple. But still, to plan and have a contingency plan is prudent at this point and this entry is to guide you to some of the choices you have in front of you.

1. Prepare
Even if I’m totally wrong and all those who thinks about the same as me also is wrong, it never hurt to have some extra candles, dried up food packages and similar items at home. There can always be a black-out, a sudden attack from a foreign nation, riots on the streets or maybe some shortage of things if (when) some businesses go down. So this is a good advice no matter what. Keep some extra things at home.

2. Stockpiling
This is about the same as above, but with a more thought behind it and in bigger amounts. Having food and other things necessary to survive several months might however also be kind of risky. When all those people who didn’t think ahead or if that under-fire government starts searching for alternatives you might be in some danger. So you might also start thinking about moving to a more secure location (see nr 3) and/or getting protection from others (see nr 5)

3. Moving away
Moving should preferably be done before the mayhem starts. Flights might be canceled; boats might be without oil, so you need to think this thru. Also your choice of location is important. You should look for a place where you can grow your own crops and/or having a good food source, like the ocean, nearby. This is how far I have come myself. I’m looking at Islands in the southern Atlantic mainly. Some Island where I can grow bananas and make my own vodka.

4. Becoming a welfare case
This you might consider if you are going to stay where you are. But if (when) riots happens and maybe even wars break out and people are crying for help everywhere, the first thing government is going to do is to cut back on those poorest, oldest and most needy. So if you are considering this option, you should be a minority group and have other attributes to use to your advantage. Being a handicapped single black and Muslim woman with children might do it. But you still need that voice and some power so you can show the rest of the suckers that you are entitled to things first and most. Be careful though, sometimes those mobs and governments needs scapegoat (se nr 7) so prepare to adjust your skin color and such.

5. Become a drug dealer
Being a drug dealer is slightly risky thanks to the government’s laws, but also, again thanks to the government, its great pay! And people feeling miserable will need their fix. The only thing to really look out for is other drug dealers. Try to solve this problem by forming a union you can call ‘Cosa Nostra’ or whatever comes to mind. To seek out allies (se nr 1) might also be in your favor.

6. Become a prostitute

The world’s oldest profession is normally not that sensitive for depressions. Sure you might need to lower your standards and charge less, but even in worst times people will be paying for sex. And if you are an adolescence, hey! Great! This might actually be your best choice. And keep a eye on those in nr 7, often closely linked to prostitutes and if you snatch them before they get power; oh mama.

7. Become a politician
Joining politics should be done before the depression. Not completely necessary, but it is good to say: “I told you so”. Helps your credibility when you are pointing a finger at those Jews, Muslims or rich people you have targeted as your particular scapegoat. As long as you can blame someone and deliver a nice sounding solution that is easy to sell, you will be fine. With a bit of luck you might even end up as Fürer and can then have a blast.

So make your choices and please remember to at least buy some extra supplies. As I said, I might be a fruitcake and having wrong about everything, but those extra things are in handy for several good reasons.

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