Susanne Collins, Author - The Hunger Games
If there is anything I have learned over the past year and a half since I "woke up" and realized that what was coming at us was that when "The Event" finally takes place the stupid un-prepared people will become extremely dangerous to those who have taken precautions.
If you don't agree with my view point, lets look at what is going on in Greece with the systemic collapse of their economy;
First some comparative facts;
Government type; Greece has a Parliamentary Republic that was founded in 1974, ours is a republic as well, not parliamentary in nature but similar in organization.
Purchasing power parity - $21,300 / How much can one person spend per year (2004 est.), ours is $48,500.
Currency: Started into the Euro in 1999. We had our currency standardized in 1913. Both countries use a central bank to create fiat currency and issue and manage currency.
You see ... it is our national debt and our unemployment that are killing us. The odds are stacked against us... we can't over come this debt... it will destroy us.
Even the liberal financial magazine Barrons concluded in their article for the month of February;
"This problem can't be solved by asking the rich to pay a little more, despite what the president says. In fact, Barron's calculates that immediately increasing the marginal tax rate to 50% on the top 1% of the country's earners would bring in $500 billion over the next 10 years. This would barely dent the country's debt load, which would then be $20 trillion, and do little to forestall a financial crisis."
The stupid people who lead our Republic are winning.
We are allowing them to spend their way in to oblivion each and every second and it is going to cause an economic collapse the likes this world has never seen before.
I am confident that this will happen, it more than likely lead to The Event and cause a terrible change for humanity.