25 October 2008

The Coming Obama Depression: How to Prepare

Take a look at this and this. Then consider this and this. If you connect the dots, they spell a devastating economic downturn should Obama be elected along with a Democratic Party congressional supermajority. They also hint at a national security disaster of historic proportions. Either one alone -- economic disaster or national security disaster -- would be catastrophic. Both at the same time would be cataclysmic for the 230 year old American Experiment. "A republic, if you can keep it . . ." Franklin said. "If" indeed.

How would a wise person prepare for a potential Obama depression? First of all, don't wait until the election. Start collecting tools and useful items you might have been strongly considering buying anyway, if they fit the scenario.

Get out of debt. Nothing is worse in the middle of economic bad times than to be tossed out on the street or to have your vital transportation confiscated. Cut down on luxuries and accelerate those payments. Build a cash reserve. Have a cache of gold and silver coins, and a supply of trade goods of various value to use in place of money. Also, hone any basic skills you may have which might allow for barter situations.

Make good friends with your neighbors. If too many of your neighbors are unreliable or antagonistic, consider relocating to a more amenable (and defensible) area.

Look to essentials: food, water, sanitation, shelter, heat, power, fuel etc. How would you get the essentials under different scenarios? What do you need to stockpile, and what do you need to find super-reliable sources for? Can you convert to ethanol or biodiesel for transportation and/or generator fuel?

Once you account for most of the basic needs of yourself and your family, what about others in your inner circle? Are they thinking about worst cases? What can you do to help them?

Do you have a bugout kit and destination? Those precautions are for when things are soon to be falling apart around you at your current location, and you must get out now if you get out at all. A bugout destination is a fallback position. It can be an intermediate fallback position or your final "do or die" location. Best to consider every location an intermediate fallback but be prepared to defend it if it comes to "d or d."

Guns, lots of guns and ammunition--if you know how to use them and care for them. Otherwise, you may want to make friends with loyal and reliable people who have that expertise.

There are many other things to consider. Check out the survival category on the Al Fin sidebar as a possible starting point. Survival Blog is good. Customize your planning for your particular situation.

Perhaps you think I am overstating the problem? If so, you may wish to do more research on Obama's background and his network of "associates." If you are at all sympathetic to the US Constitution and its aims, you should begin to understand the problem.

Or you may want to read the PDF Civil War 2, that projects a US split into three dominant fragments in the not-so-distant future. Much of the message sounds parochial and dated from the 1990s, but it makes some important points that an intelligent person should be able to update mentally to our current situation. The graphic maps in the PDF are also interesting. Always remember that the barbarians are at the gate. Any weakness inside will be exploited by strength outside. Any scenario that restricts itself to players within US borders -- in case of civil breakdown -- is unrealistically simplistic and less than useful.

Added Bonus: A Tutorial on Obamanomics
H/T Small Dead Animals

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3 Comments:

Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

Could the Democrats really retain Congress with their extremely low approval rating? I have not seen any analysis on the seats up for election and what the polls show.

Saturday, 25 October, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

If Obama wins the presidency, he will pull along large numbers of Democratic legislators. If he wins he will have a majority, if not a "super-majority" that is filibuster proof. A rubber-stamp for dictatorship, in other words.

Gerrymandering of districts favours incumbents in the House of Representatives. Senate contests often hinge upon voter turnout in big cities under Democratic Party control, so if Obama wins, many close races will tilt to the democrat.

Any statistical analysis based upon past economic performance under a "Democratic Party controlled government" will not apply to the new Obama Revolutionary Regime. This is an entirely new breed of Democrat devoted to socialist and leftist/environmental solutions. It is a type of retreat to statist solutions not seen since the 1930s, except now there is very little human reserve to allow for rapid recovery, such as seen after WWII.

This will be an unprecedented revolution for the US, if it happens. All bets will be off. More and more investors here and internationally, are starting to understand what could happen.

Saturday, 25 October, 2008  
Blogger neil craig said...

I can see some of the better run states (& those not surrounded by other states) choosing separation. This is not the 1860s & the US has already accepted, indeed enforced, the precedent that states within a federation (Yugoslavia but the legal precedent is what matters) have the right to leave. I don't think Alaska would be the only one which thought that without Washington's wise & beneficient rule it could do nicely.

Sunday, 26 October, 2008  

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