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Surviving the coming collapse

Surviving the coming collapse

Turn off the TV and begin to think for yourself. Pray, then prepare

Doug Hagmann
March 11, 2013


“How do you think it will play out? What will it look like… the economic collapse that you’ve been writing about? I have money invested in the stock market, investments, sitting in the bank. Will my investments be safe? What should I do to prepare?” Those are the most common questions I’ve been receiving since writing about the coming collapse of the U.S. dollar and looming economic crisis.

Back side of a 2007 U.S. one-dollar bill.

Back side of a 2007 U.S. one-dollar bill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since my recent article titled Racing for the exits was published, I’ve received nearly one thousand e-mails with these very questions from people all over the world. Obviously, people are very concerned and amid the doom and gloom, are looking for people to provide them with answers, or at least some guidance and direction.

“Doom porn” or a real possibility?

I have been accused of writing what some people call “doom porn,” or the “end of the world as we know it” type events that center around the collapse of our fiat monetary system. Most of these accusers are the people who follow the writing and ranting of the talking heads of corporate media who are shilling for the very people and governmental bodies that are responsible for putting us in the very position we find ourselves today.

To be clear, I’m merely an investigator and writer who, for the last 25 years of my career, developed certain contacts working within various levels of our government. I am a much better investigator than a financial expert, an indisputable fact documented by my own personal financial situation. I’m just an average guy with a family, just trying to make ends meet and make sense of it all. Thankfully, my contacts are much more knowledgeable, and it is from this collective group that I’ve tapped for their knowledge and understanding about what we are facing not only as a nation, but on a global scale. A few of my sources were actually present, in-country, during the collapse of the Soviet Union and other nations over the last quarter-century. I’ve interviewed these eyewitnesses to such cataclysmic economic events, and they have shared their accounts and advice that I am offering now.

While their accounts differ somewhat, there are identifiable common factors I’ve been able to amass from each. Hopefully, by sharing what I’ve learned and studiously researched will assist those with the common questions of what an economic collapse might look like and how we can protect ourselves from the events on the horizon. Please understand that nothing I write is to be construed as economic advice as I am far from having any qualifications in that venue. The information I provide is based on my own extensive research into this area of genuine concern.

Normalcy bias

As I’ve previously written, the majority of people believe that an economic collapse cannot or will not happen in America. Frankly, that’s exactly what I believed for the majority of my adult life, until I stopped listening to the people – the very architects of our upcoming and life-changing pain and suffering that is about to descend upon the “working class” in whatever country you reside.

It’s easy to be dismissive of such warnings as everything “appears” normal on the surface. In most areas, especially America, life continues to be relatively good as people continue to drive shiny new vehicles to their jobs, buy big ticket items and take nice vacations. Well, at least some people. But those with discernment “feel” different. We know that something is terribly wrong.

While others call us crazy, we’ve broken free from the spells of the talking heads who insist that we’re in “a recovery.” They are either the complicit facilitators of this illusion of normalcy, or the victims of “normalcy bias.” They either cannot comprehend that an economic collapse can happen, or have a stake in the outcome.

What follows will not address the merits of an argument for or against an “economic Armageddon,” but will attempt to answer two simple questions: what will a collapse of the U.S. dollar look like, and what can we, as normal and average people, do to best protect ourselves and our life’s work?

Understanding what’s coming

Based on my investigation, numerous interviews and hours upon hours of extensive research, one thing appears to be certain. The collapse of the U.S. dollar is a mathematical certainty, it merely a question of when. No one seems able to answer the timing aspect of such an event, although they all comfortably believe it will be sometime within the next 18-24 months at the “outside.” Quietly, however, they have murmured that they don’t think we have that much time.

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