Questions & Answers From JC Collins & Readers
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matt (@speedspirit42) April 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm JC what’s your opinion on where one should be living by the time say Basel 3 is implemented?
Do you think people should be more self sufficient living in a farming community rather then the suburbs?
The cities will become the gathering places of the sheep will they not?
Farmers are at the mercy of the bankers and the market but having a few acres and being self sufficient raising chickens, a garden, fruit trees and a source of fresh water seems the place to be. And having an income adapting to economic conditions one may suffer less then others, no?
JC Collins April 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm That’s one possible path forward. It’s always a good idea to have a self contained life style but I see that becoming more and more challenging in the coming years.
Legislation and regulations are being passed every day in all countries to force citizens to stay engaged within the system. The likelihood of a full systemic collapse is low. Or at least I believe it to be.
I’m almost of the mind set that the transition will happen and most people will have no idea of what took place. There is a lot of fear mongering surrounding this modern day financial transition, with lots of inflammatory headlines.
Maybe I’m completely wrong and there will be this total collapse of civilization, but I don’t see that pattern unfolding in global industry and banking. It appears global institutions are preparing for the exact opposite, a great consolidation and reset heralding in another 40 to 50 years of fiat blissfulness.
Axx fann (@fann_axx) April 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm Tend to agree Mr. Collins. Equilibrium is the desired effect so long as they hold the reins… Be Well All
JC Collins April 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm Stay where you are if you have roots. In the event there is a collapse, a social/tribal structure will ensure survival. If the change is not that extreme, and you have been somewhere a long time, than you know the local economy better than you would somewhere with no connections and roots.
godschild18 April 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm Sensible advise. I am homeless. So I have a place to stay in the winter, but in the summer no where to go in Canada. So I go somewhere else where I can have the opportunity to grow a garden and have some quiet time.
Out of the children and grandchildren (with a great grand child on the way), I am “accepted” in the winter just because they know I have no other place to go, I am healthy, I can cook, clean, keep my mouth shut and useful in many other ways such as many alternative health care stuff and other useful info I know/learn.
These are the conditions. I follow them carefully so as not to jeopardize a place to sleep and read and write in the winter. Summer I am off the “prison”.
What I have learned is that roots is very important. To build roots after 55 is not easy. I am trying to do that and it is difficult, because the society thinks that if you are on the streets you have done something wrong and it is your fault, why don’t you get on the program and be submissive (among other things).
If you are among family members, make sure that you talk with them about issues that have bothered them in the past, ask for forgiveness and try to patch up any misunderstandings in order to build trust… if possible. “I am sorry never hurts anyone.
Stay put. Lead a life of accepting that you are the role model of compassion, joy, creativity, humour( I had to learn to be funny…not easy though, but doable).
Get some musical instrument and learn how to play it. Don’t give your opinion about anything, even if asked: “Listen to your heart dear!” Is my patent answer…
Oh if I knew 15 years ago what I know now, I would have saved my a$ and have a home up north in Manitoba/Saskatchewan, even if rented, instead.
Dripfood April 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm Assuming that the next phase of consolidation will be preparing humanity to hatch from our planet and explore the neighborhood, I would be inclined to believe that we’ll be guided towards exploring/building self-supporting city-states.
They will be the earth based predecessors of the space faring Arks.
When 3d printing and nanotech are combined and 3D molecular formation and molecular breakdown is established, we will be producing many products at home for increasingly shorter terms of usage.
The recycling meme will evolve into ‘deproduction’ as waste is wholly unacceptable in space, but the desire for variety and change remain.
There will probably be a 2-tier approach in the evolution of fully self-supporting city states.
One is from natural communities slowly adapting high-tech production (and later de-production) methods, like 3D printing.
The second is from cities trying to incorporate stacked agriculture within its structures, like city-farming.
They will both lead to the same end result: fully self-supporting city states.
I don’t know yet what will be in-between these cities.
Hopefully pristine natural reserves and holiday resorts. But if our guiding ‘elite’ continues to mess up with its exceedingly greedy behavior, it might well be waste land, where small renegade groups and loners will try their luck.
Dripfood April 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm Oh, and sucking energy (oil) from our mother’s (earth) breast will also subside. As such a method makes no sense free of her body.
So in the next case we’ll learn how to tap into and efficiently store planet-independent energy sources.
matt (@speedspirit42) April 27, 2014 at 3:18 pm I was under the impression that TPTB will bring the world to a collapse to get the masses to beg for salvation and reforms.
After that we become more enslaved to the system and try as they might the expanding Universe can not be completely contained. 40-50 years I think is way too long at the accelerated rate things are progressing for the new system to survive by Second Law of Thermodynamics.
You say you hold Gold as a means of wealth savings and at what time do you think it will be worth having at the time of reforms or 40-50 years from now when the system finally collapses?
JC Collins April 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm The threat of collapse, with a few examples thrown in, will likely be enough to funnel everyone into the common solution.
We are already slaves to the system, the appearance of randomness and choice must be maintained. In regards to gold and wealth retention, if you look at the rate of gold over the last 100 years, not the nominal rate, but the real constant rate adjusted for inflation, there is in fact not much difference.
I never into to sell it anyway, so price fluctuations matter little to me. My future wealth, time and labor, can be directed towards areas which offer specific solutions as specific things in the system change.
The 40 to 50 year time frame is the average time it takes financial systems to shift. Will things speed up as further centralization takes place? Maybe. Or it could tighten to such an extent that we may not see change for a 100 years or more. How the world powers manage the new system will tell us a lot.
Gustavsuare April 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm “As some eventual point, the central banks will separate themselves from their respective countries and allow each government to suffer the full effects of the financial mismanagement, just like they did with the monarchies in centuries past.”
Is this happening now, with the Fed’s so-called “tapering?”
JC Collins April 27, 2014 at 6:58 pm Perhaps. Something to keep watching. Its been done before in the past when government spending was out of control. I’m thinking the Dutch here.
matt (@speedspirit42) April 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm So are you familiar with Kondratiev’s analysis described how international capitalism had gone through many such “great depressions” and as such were a normal part of the international mercantile credit system.
The long term business cycles that he identified through meticulous research are now called “Kondratieff” cycles or “K” waves.
The K wave is a 60 year cycle ( a year or so) with internal phases that are sometimes characterized as seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter: • Spring phase: a new factor of production, good economic times, rising inflation
• Summer: hubristic ‘peak’ war followed by societal doubts and double digit inflation
• Autumn: the financial fix of inflation leads to a credit boom which creates a false plateau of prosperity that ends in a speculative bubble
• Winter: excess capacity worked off by massive debt repudiation, commodity deflation & economic depression. A ‘trough’ war breaks psychology of doom.
Increasingly economic academia has come to realize the brilliant insight of Nikolai Kondratiev and accordingly there have been many reports, articles, theses and books written on the subject of this “cyclical” phenomenon.
An influential essay, written by Professor W. Thompson of Indiana University, has indicated that K waves have influenced world technological development since the 900′s.
His thesis states that “modern” economic development commenced in 930AD in the Sung province of China and he propounds that since this date there have been 18 K waves lasting on average 60 years.
William R. Thompson: Which means we have to about 2021 to suffer thru. At which point we start heading towards real improvements.
JC Collins April 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm Very interesting Matt. I hadn’t heard of Kondratiev but it sounds very interesting. If some of our thesis here are correct, more of the esoteric ones, man may be subconsciously manufacturing this pattern.
What possible effects do modernization and global centralization have on the cycle outcomes? Perhaps war is no longer an obvious cause and effect of the latter stage. Or perhaps the last stage can now be stretched out further than naturally expected. Great addition to this discussion. Thanks.
matt (@speedspirit42) April 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm TPTB families are direct descendants from families who controlled Rome and from ancient archeology we know man has been on earth for over 100,000 years and civilizations have come and gone by way of war.
We are most likely subconsciously creating these patterns that lead to an end which puts things into a perspective of the final battle of man. Will we be able to comprehend each of us has been imbued with a partical of the Creator himself.
That all this time we/Man have been missing this realization because the dark forces have had there way. Is it now finally either total destruction or embracing a new consciousness?
It has been envisioned that we will come close to total annihilation when the poles will flip and there will be a great flood to wipe the earth clean.
Those who remain will have no choice but to live off the land, to develop a relationship with nature, to learn from the quiet of the land knowledge that exist in the ether. Bla bla bla it all sounds so sad.
I see the evidence of such a calamity in actions of the micro and macro as you’ve put it and with such things as the truth of 911, Georgia Guide Stones, Denver Airport, the CFR, SDR’s, and prophesy that has come true.
I see hope in the world with Silver Stackers trying to end the powers of JPM, permaculture advocates, organic farming movement, and the works of some great authors. The more we learn about the truth the more it looks like we just have to decide just how one wants to spend the last decade on earth.
mag51 April 28, 2014 at 12:17 am JC, one of the most poignant statements from your many excellent posts;
“All fiscal and monetary failures are directed towards the budget and spending policies of the governments themselves. It is never reasoned that perhaps governments do not require an external money creation system by way of privately owned and unelected central banks.”
It saddens me that I’m over 50 years old and never would have understood what this meant until the last couple of years, reading blogs like yours.
I watched the video of the 12 year old girl from Canada, clearly understanding the problem of Central Banks everywhere, that I would not have realized at 40.
I’m embarrassed at the depth of my ignorance that I did not realize what transpired here in the US with the creation of the Federal Reserve and thereby selling off of a nation.
Maybe more people like myself will start to educate themselves and others as to what’s been going on forever, with the help of people like you. You’re articles have had a tremendous impact and again I thank you for sharing your knowledge.