There is something happening right now that everybody should be paying attention to. It is what those Peak Oil freaks call the bumpy plateau. There are a few things we must understand before we can understand the bumpy plateau.
First, the dollar is not backed by gold but it is not fully a fiat currency either. The dollar, for all intents and purposes, is/was backed by oil.
This leads me to conclude that the US Economy is a fantastic indicator of what’s going on with oil.
And what is going on is what the Peak Oil freaks have been warning us about. I’ll try to sum it up the best I can.
After we’ve hit the peak and the end of cheap oil is upon us we will see spikes in the price of oil and gas. Since the US Dollar is backed by oil this will cause a recession which will KILL DEMAND FOR OIL.
Did you notice during this financial crisis how much easier it was for those who drove to the jobs they still had were able to do it in record time? There was a ton less traffic on the road. Demand for gasoline was destroyed because the economy deflated.
So what do we do now that demand has been destroyed and gas is cheaper? Oh yes we try to rev up the economy again.
Well the economy is revving again and guess what, the demand for gas is going up again and the price of gas is spiking again. There is a ton more traffic now, right? Do you see this happening before your very eyes?
What is going to happen next?
Well this is about something called a bumpy plateau so if you’re still following this post you may have already guessed that we’re going to crash and we are going to crash hard.
Since the US Dollar is backed by oil then a chart of the S&P 500 would be the place that I would look for a bumpy plateau.
If you’ve read Wolfram’s A New Kind of Science then you can appreciate the scientific significance of these charts.
The chart was created to compare the most recent crisis with the second dip after the Great Depression. The scary part now is that we don’t have oil to keep fueling this culture where a finish line for progress doesn’t exist.
So when is this crash going to happen? I promise the next leg down is coming very very soon. The fall isn’t going to be as far but it is going to be more devastating because of the already weak economy.
What can we do? That depends on what you mean by we.
If we equals the Federal Government then you can expect a drop dead sprint in the wrong frack’n direction. Only if Obama appeared on television and told the entire world what I’m telling you, could that particular “we” have any chance of succeeding.
And then after he did that, we’d have to commit a majority of all oil resources to the development and production of new types of energy and then once we figured that out, the resources would have to go into converting all of our current infrastructure to run off this new power source.
That alone is going to take more oil that we have access to. I really hope the sentence preceding this one is 100% false but I’m seeing the evidence every day. Beyond the evidence, I’ve just got a bad bad feeling.
If we equals the people empowered by the internet (while we still have it so cheaply) then I think we’ve got a chance.
So what can we do? We need to communicate. First you have to find this and read this. Then you have to do some searching on your own about Peak Oil and if you have NetFlix, stream the movie Collapse. That will scare the shit out of you if this hasn’t already.
In that movie they described what happened in Cuba after they lost access to cheap oil. People in the city literally starved. The government spread the word far and wide that people were to plant vegetable gardens. Not just a plot in their yard, they were told to plant on every workable piece of soil there was.
So first thing is first, stock up on food and make sure you have access to clean water.
Get in shape and get your body used to less and simpler food.
If you smoke, quit and spend the money on food you can store or if you can face the temptation, buy packs to trade later.
If you have savings convert anything you want to save long term into usable and tangible items. The dollar is going to die and when it does it will take your savings with it unless you have your savings in another currency. Useful things will be currency along with gold and silver to a lesser extent.
We need to get back to our roots and quick. If you don’t know how to grow food, learn! It isn’t easy. Buy some heirloom seeds and plant a raised bed garden.
You may have never considered yourself the type that could raise rabbits and slaughter them so u can om nom nom their meetz but you’ll be surprised at what hunger will do to you :)
The most important thing you can do is spread the word!!
It doesn’t matter how much food you’ve got stored if everybody else in a five mile radius is starving and desperate. They’ll come take your food no matter how many guns you have.
Ten people doing basic preparation is better than a single person doing way over the top preparation. You can’t feed your whole block but right now you can let them know they’re going to need to feed themselves.
We need to localize and we need to do it fast. What that means is we need to find local sources for the things we need in order to survive.
Use resources like craigslist.org and alt-market.com to find out what’s available in your area.
Besides the above simply live like you believe what I’m writing here.