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Matt Forney on the Apocalypse By John Steele

     I like young Matt Forney who has done a good job defending manhood:

     Matt does a lot of podcasts, talk shows. In a recent one he criticises types like me, who are just eager to see collapse; well not eager, simply being brave enough to recognise the signs of history, and that all past civilisations have collapsed and the West is no different:

     Matt puts his case that no collapse is on the horizon, and as much as I like his shows, on this one he is dead wrong, because collapse is already under way, as argued at thousands of sites, and articles.   Here is a concise presentation:

“Many people are expecting some degree of approaching collapse -- be it economic, environmental and/or societal -- thinking that they’ll recognize the danger signs in time. As if it will be completely obvious, like a Hollywood blockbuster. Complete with clear warnings from scientists, politicians and the media.  And everyone can then get busy either panicking or becoming the plucky heroes.  That's not how collapse works. Collapse is a process, not an event. And it's already underway, all around us. Collapse is already here. However, unlike Hollywood's vision, the early stages of collapse cause people to cling even tighter to the status quo. Instead of panic in the streets, we simply see more of the same -- as those in power do all they can to remain so, while the majority of the public attempts to ignore the growing problems for as long as it possibly can. For both the elite and the majority, their entire world view and their personal sense of self depends on things not crumbling all around them, so they remain willfully blind to any evidence to the contrary. When faced with the predicaments we warn about here at, getting an early start on prudently shifting your own personal situation is of vital strategic and tactical importance. Tens of thousands of our readers already have taken wise steps in their lives to position themselves resiliently. But most of the majority won't get started until it’s entirely too late to make any difference at all. Which is sad but perhaps unavoidable, given human nature.

If everybody around you is saying “Everything is awesome!”, it can take a long time to determine for yourself that things in fact aren't: Real collapse happens slowly, and often without any sort of acknowledgement by the so-called political and economic elites until its abrupt terminal end. The degree of rot within the Soviet Union went undetected until its final implosion, catching pretty much everyone in the West (as well as in the former USSR!) by surprise.    Similarly, one day people woke up and passenger pigeons were extinct.  They used to literally darken the skies for hours as they migrated past, numbering in the billions. Nobody planned on their demise and virtually nobody saw it coming.  Sure, just as there always are, a few crackpots at the fringes noticed, but they were ignored until it was too late. Our view is that collapse of our current way of life is happening right now. The signs are all around us.  Our invitation is for you to notice them and inquire critically what the ramifications will be -- irrespective of whatever pablum our leaders and media are currently spewing. While the monetary and financial elites strain to crank out one more day/week/month/year of “market stability”, the ecosystems we depend on for life are vanishing. It's as if the Rapture were happening, but it's the insects, plants and animals ascending to heaven instead of we humans.”

     It is not necessary to believe in either peak oil of global climate change, as phenomena such as species loss, water degradation, soil loss and the population expansion of Africa, are more than enough concerns, certainly enough to turn the super-rich into doomsday preppers, and these people have their finger on the pulse:

     Arguably places like Mexico, although technically not undergoing complete political collapse yet, have experienced social collapse as have many of America’s cities such as Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit:

“The first quarter of 2019 would also be the most violent first three-month period of any year since the SESNSP started recording comparable statistics in 1997. “With these statistics, we can see that the incidence of intentional homicides is not being reduced or contained, which has been identified as a priority objective in the security strategy of the current government,” explained Ricardo Márquez Blas, a high-ranking security official in an interview with Mexico News Daily. These statistics show that the number of homicides has continued to rise since President López Obrador took office in December 2018. One in every three adults is a victim of crime each year, the report said. Meanwhile, the cost of violence in Mexico increased by 10 percent last year to the equivalent of $268 billion — while the country’s “peacefulness” score sank about 5 percent, according to a global think tank. The Institute for Economics and Peace said in its newly released report, “Mexico Peace Index 2019,” that the cost of violence is equivalent to about 25% of the country’s GDP, Mexico News Daily reported.

     If volcanic eruptions occur, Mexico will come to resemble post-apocalyptic fiction, as even more rapid breakdown will occur:

     The evidence of collapse is all around us. To ignore this is to become one of the coming dead in the great die off of humanity. Our phenomenal luck cannot keep going, and something is going to take us down at some point. Be prepared.

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