Seriously, what is your interest in shrugging out--and I don't just mean the podcast itself, I mean the act of withdrawing your support from the Dependency Culture, and living a life of greater liberty and self-reliance?
Choosing to shrug out, and following the difficult, life-changing course of shrugging out, will present you with multiple tough decisions. It's not a journey for the faint of heart.
If you have chosen to shrug out, what is your motivation?
In this podcast, I talk about three primary emotional motivations for shrugging out: Fear, Anger, and Happiness.
Fear of the coming Collapse and its consequences. Anger at the moochers and looters of the Dependency Culture and their pals in the government. Both are very real, and potentially powerful motivators.
But only one has long-lasting staying power. Only one will, through all the tough decisions you need to make, prove powerful enough to overcome risk, uncertainty, and your inherent desire to return to normalcy.
Hint: Thomas Jefferson knew all about it. Way back in 1776.
In the last show I talked about Stages 1 and 2 of The Collapse as I see it unfolding.
In this show, I cover Stages 3 and 4, which I am calling "SuperCollapse" and "Mad Max in America" respectively.
Stage 3, assuming we don't bounce back during Stage 2, will be a harsh, hungry and dangerous world, but it will not lack order. I doubt the order will be provided by a powerful, tyrannical central government. But there will be plenty of tyranny supplied by plenty of groups that are powerful enough to gain local and regional control.
Stage 4 is something none of us want to live through, unless you are some kind of crazed fan of Mad Max with a serious death wish. I don't think we will get to Stage 4, but we could, and it will be Hobbes' "state of nature" on steroids.
I also manage to fit in a diatribe on Obamacare and what it means for it to be "Constitutional" in this episode.
Many thanks to those of you who listen to my show--it is rewarding and humbling to learn that the 100 shows I've recorded since March of 2010 have been helpful, comforting, or even entertaining to so many people, and it inspires me to do 100 more!
I couldn't stop talking in this, my 100th show, so I will be releasing it in two parts.
I have somewhat arbitrarily divided "The Collapse" into four stages.
This show covers the first two stages which I am calling, rather unimaginatively, Pre-collapse and Collapse.
I think stages 1 and 2 are definitely going to happen. Stages 3 and 4 are, in my view, conditional, depending on how deep the collapse goes. Stage 3, Supercollapse, is one big step before stage 4, "Mad Max in America", and these will be the subject of the next show, Episode 100, Part 2.
In each stage I cover a variety of topics including what will happen to:
- Money and credit
- Fuel and utilities
- Medical care
- State and local government
- the Federal government
and other items of interest at each stage of the collapse.
Logic and speculation, combined in the usual TSOP fashion.
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