HOW STATES/EMPIRES COLLAPSE IN FOUR EASY STEPS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


HOW STATES/EMPIRES COLLAPSE IN FOUR EASY STEPS

SOURCE: CHARLES HUGH SMITH
The promises cannot be met, and so society decays into warring elites and competing constituencies.

There is a grand, majestic tragedy in the inevitable collapse of once-thriving states and empires: it all seemed so permanent at its peak, so godlike in its power, and then slowly but surely, too many grandiose, unrealistic promises were made to too many elites and constituencies, and then as growth decays to stagnation, the only way to maintain the status quo is to appear to meet all the promises by creating money out of thin air, i.e. debauching the currency.

This political expediency works most wonderfully for a time: people don't realize the silver content of their coinage is being cut to near-zero, or there's nothing holding up the value of their currency but trickery and vague allusions to past glory.

Trust in the state/empire's currency suddenly collapses in a phase shift: all seems well until the moment the avalanche sweeps it all away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of America is an empire in decline, is no secret for those of us who can see the opulent decadence around us.

The American people are now no more, in the eyes of the government, the deep state, and corporations, than fodder for taxes, and breeders of soldiers for future wars (if fully automated wars are not in use within the next 20 years.)

And we are faced with two possible outcomes; the total economic collapse of the USA, as happened with the old Soviet Union, or a world war so horrific that life itself will cease to be on this planet.

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