America’s “Going Out Of Business” Sale

April 23, 2007 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

going out of business

Well America, the time is near when other players on the world game board are taking the lead. We have had an amazing run of energy-intensive partying, and now it’s going to get a lot tougher. For those of you who are already struggling, you’ll just have to register your complaints to the rich people who live behind gated communities if you can get through their armed guards.

So here it is, the decline of the US Dollar and all the purchasing power you thought you had. Retirement? Ha! We’ve been swiping proverbial credit cards to pay for all the fun, haven’t we? That new big screen TV, and my my my, what a beautiful sport utility vehicle in the driveway of that awesome new home with the manicured lawn.

Financing them all, you say? Two payments away from losing it all? We should should have been converting our yards to a food garden instead. After all, when groceries start to become too expensive for the middle class (already too much for the poor) and food isn’t being restocked on the shelves, people are going to start realizing the amazingly deep shit we are all in.

From the highest level of real estate (ports, buildings, stadiums, etc.) to the people already sleeping in the street, we are about to feel the effects of peak oil. As the dollar continues to plummet, other countries in better positions (China, Europe, Russia, UAE) will be looking at our garage sale and buying up more and more of America, which will probably include the company you are working for (unless you own your own business, which I would recommend you convert to a Survival Goods brick-and-mortar right away).

As the stress continues to build and more people realize how broken the food system is, there will be rushes to hoard supplies and scared masses of people brandishing shotguns in the parking lots at Costco. That could be the scene around the country if we don’t start making our “crash landing” plans right now.

I continue to advocate that every mayor start to look beyond the term “sustainability” and start planning for local survival. None of us REALLY wants to find out if humans taste like chicken, do we? If you are a white collar worker, you might want to go out and drag your shirt through the dirt and get used to what it’s like.

By the way, I have a nice Fender guitar for sale if anyone wants it… or I’ll trade you straight out for a couple of solar panels.

Entry filed under: Consumerism, Corporations, Die Off, Dinner Parties, Economic Collapse, Energy Crash, environmental, future, Gardening, Global Climate Change, Materialism, Peak Oil, Personal Preparation, Profits.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Steven  |  January 13, 2008 at 10:30 am

    We live in corporate America. We buy products from large corporations and have sold our souls to corporations for, what—lower prices? Thanks Wal-Mart!
    I live in NY. We grow apples, apples, apples. In my supermarkets I find apples from Washington, New Zealand, China, etc. Local sustainability? Ha.
    Hopefully we’ll go less “global” with our buying habits and start looking on our main streets for our needs.


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