Monday, July 16, 2012

Prepping Gone Mainstream

Preparation for the impending collapse has gone mainstream... check it out! National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) report!

NASP talks about impending Financial, Commercial, Social, Cultural and Political collapse and say "Financial collapse is occurring now. Other forms of collapse are also in motion."
Knowledge is power. Knowing what to expect can provide us with peace of mind, even in the midst of collapse. Wallowing in nostalgia over the good old days, or denying that sweeping changes are before us will accomplish nothing. If we know what's coming, we can prepare.

Financial collapse is already quite far along, and is guaranteed to run its course. Bailouts can make insolvent institutions look solvent for a time by providing liquidity, but one thing they cannot provide is solvency. For instance, no matter how much we bail out the auto companies, making any more cars will still be a bad idea. Similarly, no matter how much money we give to banks, their loan portfolios, loaded down with houses built in places that are inaccessible except by car, will still end up being worthless. By continuously nationalizing bad debt, the country will make itself into a bad credit risk, and foreign lenders will walk away. Hyperinflation and loss of imports will follow.

Political collapse is guaranteed as well. As tax receipts dwindle, municipalities and states will no longer be able to meet the minimal maintenance requirements for existing infrastructure: roads, bridges, water and sewer mains, and so forth. Municipal services, including police, fire departments, snow removal and garbage collection, will also be curtailed or eliminated. The political class couldn't be farther from understanding what is about to happen.
With regard to Financial Collapse they say:
Faith in “business as usual” is lost. The future can no longer be assumed to resemble the past. Risk can no longer be assessed and financial assets to be guaranteed. Financial institutions become insolvent. Savings are wiped out and access to capital is lost.
With regard to Commercial Collapse they say:
Faith that “the market shall provide” is lost. Commodities are hoarded. Import and retail chains break down. Widespread shortages of survival necessities become the norm.

With regard to Political Collapse they say:
Faith that “your government will take care of you” is lost. Government interventions fail to make the difference. Political establishment loses legitimacy and relevance.
 With regard to Cultural Collapse they say:
Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost. People lose their capacity for “kindness, generosity, consideration, affection, honesty, hospitality, compassion, and charity”.
 With regard to Social Collapse they say:
In the US our government has taken over the responsibilities of society. We went from a country of people who take care of each other to a country taken care of by the government. Many of the social institutions important to our well being have already disappeared. The primary exception is the church. The church will not only survive the crash but will become central to our existence.

NASP see what is coming... and they understand what you will need to survive it all so they are offering a Training Course “Survival of the Prepared”

Now I wonder... does the Dept. of Homeland  Security think NASP is just a bunch of possible extremist domestic terrorists?   Their course on Survival of the Prepared puts them in that category according to DHS documents.