James Wesley Rawles is an American author, best known for his survivalist-genre Patriots novel series, which have achieved bestseller status on the New York Times list. Rawles is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and the founder and Senior Editor of SurvivalBlog.com, which covers survival and preparedness topics. Rawles is a Constitutionalist Christian libertarian.
Rawles joins Dave from X22Report for an in-depth discussion covering a wide range of topics, including what would happen during a "full scale collapse" where Rawles explains in detail the systematic breakdown which would ultimately cause food shortages, disaease outbreaks, rioting and looting, leading to a "complete breakdown" of law and order which he says would be "absolute chaos," until the die off of population begins.
He asserts there is a high probability that there will be at least a 50% die-off in a grid down situtaion, pointing out that many do not understand that in most cases it actually takes outside power in order to restart the grids.
Rawles explains clearly how such a collapse would unfold, whether from a simultaneous terrorist attack, a cyber attack, or a natural EMP solar event that would take out the power grids. He states "I would not want to be in a major city three days after" because "cities would effectively implode." He continues on to describe how "city refugees" would start migrating to suburban areas, then to rural areas, stating the safest places to be during a grid down scenario would be very rural, food producing regions."
Other topics include the economy, the stock market, China, ISIS which he describs as a "proxy" Army against Assad, Russia's involvement in Syria and the possibility of a world war that could go nuclear.
After listening to how events will unfold during a full-scale collapse, readers need to listen to the second video below where SkyWatchTV interviews Steve Quayle, one of the original preparedness guru's long before 9-11, Y2K and other events that gave birth to the modern prepper movement offers sound advice as to how to prepare and encourages listeners to have an emergency plan in place before it is too late.
Both interviews are extremely informative and we recommend watching both in their entirety.