A look at the Real-Time Stock Indices Futures before the opening bell on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, shows the ongoing "crash" that is being felt round the world, evidencing the extreme stress the markets are suffering is all the red you see when you click this link, but the problem is not as simple as plunging oil prices or China's economy as the Hell Stream Media would like you to believe.
In the Reuters video below from just this morning, towards the end, the real culprits are highlighted when the expert they speak with details how China is being made the scapegoat but how there are "far greater concerns in relation to the health of the Japanese economy and also the United States economy, which to me, are being somewhat downplayed."
Somewhat downplayed? Perhaps in the international news it is being "somewhat" downplayed, but as for the America media, it is being ignored, they continue to insist the nation is recovering.... and that ladies and gentlemen is why when the house of cards coming tumbling down the majority of Americans are going to be caught by surprise.
FOOD SHORTAGES HAVE ALREADY BEGUN IN AMERICA
Last week we saw comments at ANP, from a variety of states, showing that grocery sections of stores in smaller areas are already seeing shortages where they have never witnessed them before.
3 days ago - Gary aka Godzilla commented "Speaking of food shortages, I needed some fresh cabbage for today's pot of my special Venison stew. Off the Wal-mart I went. Cabbage heads were tiny compared to normal (I had to buy 3, when I would normally do), they were out of green peppers and a few other things normally found in the fresh produce section. This is the first time I have seen this folks, and I think it's only going to get worse."
In a response to that commenter 'idontknow" states "Now that you mention it, Walmart didn't have either green peppers or tomatoes the last time I went. I hadn't seen that before either...
James Grubbs adds "Seeing the same thing here SE Ohio. Went shopping yesterday and saw the same things you describe here. I'm not saying it's panic time but seeing this should have people prepping even harder. It's hard to imagine the hardships after a collapse because we haven't seen it in our life times."
Small shortages, unreported that will become massive shortages when it all hits the fan, but enough to see what is coming at us... there is a reason that food will be one of the most critical elements in the coming collapse, as explained by Alt Market in an article titled "The U.S. Is At The Center Of The Global Economic Meltdown."
While the economic implosion progresses this year, there will be considerable misdirection and disinformation as to the true nature of what is taking place. As I have outlined in the past, the masses were so ill informed by the mainstream media during the Great Depression that most people had no idea they were actually in the midst of an “official” depression until years after it began. The chorus of economic journalists of the day made sure to argue consistently that recovery was “right around the corner.” Our current depression has been no different, but something is about to change.
Unlike the Great Depression, social crisis will eventually eclipse economic crisis in the U.S. That is to say, our society today is so unequipped to deal with a financial collapse that the event will inevitably trigger cultural upheaval and violent internal conflict. In the 1930s, nearly 50% of the American population was rural. Farmers made up 21% of the labor force. Today, only 20% of the population is rural. Less than 2% work in farming and agriculture. That’s a rather dramatic shift from a more independent and knowledgeable land-utilizing society to a far more helpless and hapless consumer-based system.
Just to understand how ugly things are about to get, we remind you of Venezuela from August 2015 reports where hunger riots spun out of control, seen in the footage below where at the 2:34 mark the Reuters narrator explains what is being shown.
Readers can take a look at an excellent rundown of what the five stages of collapse are over at TargetofOpportunity, reading the details and decide where in these stages you believe we are now, but it is after the collapse that people need to be prepared for, and the six likely events that will follow an economic collapse in America, published by SHTF Plan.
Those are as follows: Travel restrictions will be implemented; Wealth will be confiscated; Food shortages; Squatters rebellions; Riots and finally; Martial law.
It is not just "Alternative News" that makes these predictions as we are reminded of some quotes from 2012 from billionaire George Soros in regards to what to expect when America's economy completely falls, as he agreed there would be a spontaneous eruption of violence and riots, then goes on to detail what will be worse than the publics reaction, which will be the governments response:
"It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States."
It is coming and certain aspects of this economic fall have already begun, but when it hits it will be the worst crash in history and we have a nation of unprepared citizens, so the danger is increased by the nth degree.
Cash won't have value for long but for the beginning it will still have some worth so have cash at hand, but for long-term, we truly hope folks have invested in some precious metals because they will be all that hold monetary value.
Other than preparing for yourself and your family with food, water, medical supplies and the basics, try to have extra of each because bartering items will most likely be another form of value.
Pre-arranged meeting points with family, friends and other preparedness community members.... have a plan in place, not only to gather your family and friends around you, but for the purposes of setting up a mutal defense community.
The bottom line here folks is if you are not prepared for what is coming.... then you won't survive.