It’s easy to assume that life is always going to go on pretty much the way it does right now. I’m sure the people of Rome thought their empire would last forever. The folks of the Ottoman Empire felt the same way. As did the Greeks and Egyptians and Mayans. What do they all have in common? They all eventually fell. The same fate awaits every powerful nation in time.
Empires don’t fall quickly. We have short attention spans. We think that if something doesn’t happen in days, it’s not happening. The truth is that changes happen slowly — over years, decades and even centuries. I don’t know how long it’s going to take for the U.S. “empire” to crumble, but the warning signs are all around. I don’t know how long it’s going to take before the European welfare states — which is the first cousin of our own “mixed economy” — will take to fall.
I’m not a psychic, and I’m not going to make predictions that I don’t believe anyone can reasonably make. I can’t tell you exactly what the end game is going to look like. But what I can tell you is that it’s coming. It might be triggered by a financial panic and collapse soon. It might be that governments and central banks are able to prop up the whole rotting system a bit longer. But it’s coming down.
When it comes down, it won’t be pretty. When it happens, what’s going on in London will look like tea and cake with the queen by comparison. (See more pictures as it’s spreading to other parts of the country.) Think now about how you’re going to protect yourself and your family.