I Expect An Economic And Social Collapse In Our Country In the Next 5-10 Years And I Think It Will Turn Out to Be a Good Thing Because We Have Become Such An Arrogant Nation And This Experience Will Humble Us And Reopen Our Hearts to One Another And the Res

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    No,

    I don't think it will be just the US, but mankind as a whole. 99% of our species operates under the assumption that we own the world. We do damn well what we please with it because it was made for us, and it belongs to us. Instead of finding a balance between our needs and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    13 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    Everything Is Too Interdependent

    I do expect a collapse.  I'm not sure if it will be 5-10 years, this year, or 20 years from now but our society and economy has become so fragmented and compartmentalized.  Everything is so specialized.  It is all dependent on oil as well at the base of our economy...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    10 Responses Jun 5, 2007

    What's Going On?

    Our Government has gone crazy with power. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I use to live in a upper middle class family, and then all of this bullshit started with the Government, and now my family is on the verge of losing our house. My mom worked as a nurse at...
    ohmybobbert ohmybobbert
    18-21
    5 Responses Nov 7, 2011

    Together

    But imagine how unified we would all feel under a one world government that imposed a law requiring us to feast on grilled cheese sandwiches. I like mine with a tomato or two. Giving is the pleasure of life. Perhaps when some of us have less than a menagerie of objects to...
    Jujalee Jujalee
    70+
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2012

    Disappearing Tax Dollars....no More Middle Class

    I never thought I would be writing this. I don't think the American public has a clue what kind of things we are in store for. It's like a house of cards that is slowly falling. We have no clue how the money is being spent and we just keep giving more money to the government. You...
    SugarCookie2010 SugarCookie2010
    31-35
    Feb 23, 2011

    ...

    This experience has the best title ever. Also, I don't agree with the time frame, but it does seem that unless climate change cripples the developing nations, China (or maybe India) will surpass the US, and the ridiculously precarious financial position (seen the US foreign...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2007

    Serious People Are Starting To Realize That We May Be Looking At World War III

    Wow, such a long title to this group but see where you're coming from! I'm worried too and came across this article that comes a few days after Standard & Poor's downgraded the US credit rating (from AAA to AA+) for the first time in history! This apparently precipitated the Dow...
    2Buddies 2Buddies
    46-50, M
    Aug 9, 2011
    OmegaSky OmegaSky
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    Oh The NaïVeté...

    Have any of you actually lived in a country facing economic and social collapse? Or a real police state? You're complaining on a web site, using an internet connection to your home or on a mobile device, able to get fresh potable water any time you want, and most likely live...
    RuhrohBear RuhrohBear
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

    Blessing

    The name of this group probably could have been shorter but all right, I agree, a collapse is possible if not probable.  And a collapse it will be in the USofA.  Alan Greenspan predicted that the gap between haves and have nots in the US would undermine capitalism if...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    17 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    Yes A Collapse Is Coming

    But I think it will be much sooner than 5 - 10 years. And I don't think it will be a good thing - at least for most Americans and those around the world considered middle class and poor. Greed has ruined any hope of providing a safe world for us to live in and unfortunately...
    OldBlackSheep OldBlackSheep
    61-65, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2012

    Give Me a Break

    do yall even look at the charts thats why they call it a recession its not a depression if the president puts the money in a write place which he is doing around your supposed time would be when we pull out of it there has already been world cases were they are trying to...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2009

    It seems we are too easily distracted.

    We are all to ready to pounce on the first red herring waved in front of our noses. We talk about race when the real issue is class. There was a man recently who lost his job and was unable to find another. Sound familiar? It should for many of us. Consequently his home was...
    Radrat Radrat
    66-70, M
    Jan 28

    Pax Americana

    the world isn't going to physically end the world, as we know it, will end the burden of greed has become too much for our society to bear like Persia, Rome, the Spanish and the British...we shall fall Pax Americana is coming to an end   if you learn to grow...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2008

    The Paradox Of Our Age

    Today I had the chance to read something special, I do not mean to offend anyone with this post, I simply wish to share a message that is the portrait of our society in USA, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia ! " We have bigger houses but smaller families...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE
    31-35
    4 Responses Jun 8, 2013

    Changing For the Better

    im not really sure when it will end, but most likely it will, we have only a minimal amount of people that appear to care for the earth, and it is not enough. we need more protection and care for our earth, because weve all heard about the ozone layer, but most of us has done...
    thechanger thechanger
    16-17, M
    Jan 9, 2008

    So True....and Funny

    I don't mean that social and economic collapse is funny, I mean the group title. Wow, thats a long title. I haven't seen one this long before. I Expect An Economic And Social Collapse In Our Country In the Next 5-10 Years And I Think It Will Turn Out to Be a Good Thing...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 25, 2009

    A Crash Is Coming, But The Usa Will Pull Through In The Long Run

    The world economy could be in for a very hard landing, but the USA will not be the worst affected. Let me explain. Canada is OK, and will do better and better because they have the energy the USA needs to import. The USA and Canada together are largely self-sufficient except for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    Why Im Convinced

    First of al, this is a young country... we've not yet had any revolution as a result of the gap between poor and wealthy.  Every country has such revolutions, it's a simple matter of human geography.  Granted, for a long time this country was proud of its massive middle...
    TheReverendVortex TheReverendVortex
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 21, 2007

    Wow!!!

    I really don't think I could have said anything any better than the title of this group. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2010

    Yes, But....

    I believe that we are going to see the biggest ecomonic collapse, the most anarchy and the biggest wars the world has ever seen within the coming years.  I am storing up food in preparation for what I believe is coming. However, I have a great amount of hope and optimism...
    DesertTruth DesertTruth
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Feb 5, 2008

    Coming War

    I know there is a war brewing the government and those of power are trying to take away our right and freedoms to control us and rule over us i dont plan to be here when it happens im looking for other like minded people who dont want to take sides and wont be another statistic...
    Js1985 Js1985
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2013

    Will Not Give It That Long

    i thnk there will be a new war for right in the USof A soon as the part of the people are waking up and we are not cattle to be taken to the slouuterr for the rich and corpertaion
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 13, 2011

    Hi I have been thinking about being with

    another lady and I have being thinking about this for a long time now and never did it!!! So now I am trying to find a clean blonde lady around my age to experience with so if u r in the Lake Wales, Fl area and would like to hook up please message me thank you!!!! But I want u...
    wildkat36 wildkat36
    36-40, F
    Jun 1, 2014

    U.s.a Default

    After 30 yrs. Navy and seven with USJD., i never questioned anything concerning our military. Complained about issues that i would Never get involved with. This went on for many years. Shortly after retirement, i had a Major life experience. What it was, has no place here...
    mmom46 mmom46
    61-65, M
    Aug 25, 2011

    The Only Solution As I See It

    The only thing that talks any longer is money. We can all try to talk, demonstrate, defy those in power, but the only thing that counts is money and controling it. I think the only thing we can do is work to get a unified majority of Americans to stop paying taxes. Withhold...
    FunSmartandSexy FunSmartandSexy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2011

    *** For Tat

    Well, friends - I'm writing from Good Old Germany. I was born in 1939, and so no one could blame me for having favored Nazism. I only had to suffer from the total collapse of Germany. And I  benifitted of 'CARE' and other humanitarian organizations which helped us up...
    Genrik Genrik
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2007

    What Will Cause An Economic Collapse?

    Here is a different take on our economic situation. You all are seem to be alot more educated in this area than I. Please watch this video and tell me what you think about her assertions. I think that everything she has said about the coming collapse is a very real...
    JackBarnesMRA JackBarnesMRA
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2012

    Yes!

    End the fed, end the state, end the warfare, end the welfare...start a true economy on true money with true values and true people working towards real attainable goals.
    runningfree87 runningfree87
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2011

    We Need A Government Shut Down Immediately!

    The only way to stop the government from working only for wall street, select financial institutions and corporations,  the rich, the very richest of the rich, and to stop them from stealing American's hard earned money, is to terminate the entire congress (including the tea...
    tmajor tmajor
    41-45, M
    Apr 8, 2011

    I Did An Oracle Reading On The Economic Collapse

    Reading by Michelle CollierExposing Corruption & GreedAn Active InitiativeThe overall situation appears to be dealing with the American way of life, particularly focused on California but recognizing the nation as a whole. It deals with areas of affluence, material abundance...
    ProphecyWatcher ProphecyWatcher
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2011

    Doesn't Any President Have Balls As Big As Kennedy's To Stand Up To Federal Reserve???

    I wanted to share this with everyone. Ignore it of it's not your cup of tea. Please post comments if you like it. YouTube is pretty hip to it though and they've been taking it down all day... I'll keep posting the new links though.  
    gypsofbabylon gypsofbabylon
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 6, 2011

    Maybe Not In 5 -10 But Certainly In 15 -20

    Because by then our economy will be totally dependent on China, and we will have so much debt the rest of the world will own us. the dollar will no longer be the currency of world trade, we will burn fossil fuels until the moneyed start losing valuable real estate along...
    CEOtoo CEOtoo
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2008

    I Agree

    Well Said!  I am Canadian and i think the same is true for all North America. This is not a bad thing. Collapse is a strong word, but definitely a change. With money and resources not so abundant.  We are all so spoiled. It is good for us to take a look at other...
    Deezerme Deezerme
    41-45
    1 Response Jul 6, 2008

    I Expect.

    People who live in the country in which I was so very blessed to be born into to get the hell out if they don't like it.  Rather than complaining and bashing it while men and women give their lives to protect their freedoms daily. Sincerely, Your brand of heroin.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    Of Course

    Finance has always waxed and waned. Looking from another,small country, I don't think the collapse is because the US is arrogant. Life for all of us has been pretty good, we've used all the easy energies on the planet and we'll just be taking a break for a few years as we re...
    Moddle Moddle
    70+, M
    Nov 2, 2011

    Sorry, This Was All Preplanned!!!!

    I have been studying, not only in college, but in my off time and working as a writer/designer for decades that globalization/the New World Order was coming and I warned and warned without instilling fear, but nobody would listen. The corporate and banking elite of the U.S...
    anenome anenome
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2012

    Again ?

    heh, isn't his just a rerun of stuff that's been happening forever ? Cheers' Moddle
    Moddle Moddle
    70+, M
    Nov 29, 2011

    Native American Protests

    Protesting at an anti-immigration protest....  
    Jujalee Jujalee
    70+
    Feb 8, 2013

    I Guess You're Talking About the Usa

    Another example of your people's arrogance is the expectation that you never bother to state which country you are talking about.  [ Pick the one that fits: People from other countries are the only ones that have to do that OR People from other countries don...
    ClearPier ClearPier
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    Fear Mongering Is Not Welcome.

    Fear leads to irrational decision-making, and while I believe that an economic collapse will take place, I will do whatever I have to do to get by, without sacrificing my principles and morals in the process. I'm not going to worry about it, because there is also a possibility...
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81
    31-35, M
    Nov 21, 2010

    Expect Usa Collapse In 5 Years

    1) We have reached a level of Debt that cannot be paid back .... under any scenario. 2) Euro Debt is worse ....... and our mutual-econ fates are intertwined. 3) The Too-Big-To-Fail Banks are now bigger that they were at the collapse in 2007-08. 4) The volume of Derivative...
    Wyenot Wyenot
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2012

    Repercussions

    wait for it...
    Jujalee Jujalee
    70+
    Oct 14, 2012

    My Father, My Life.

    It began even before I was born.My Mother was volunteering with the local Girl Scout Troop, the leader was Barbara Butler and on that particular Tuesday, my Mother had no idea that she had concieved a child, she was not even late yet. Barbara was in the infectious phase of German...
    MWPNV MWPNV
    51-55
    1 Response Sep 13, 2011

    Well, I Doubt This Place Will Be Humbled,

    But I think ignorant capitalism has been shamed into something worse, secret capitalism.  This country has shamed itself, and by association, so have most of the people here.  But it's now a global issue, and I fear the zealots and attention getters will...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    Preparing

    there are many people preparing for something but what? are things going to happen the way people see it or will it not happen or will something else different happen? im looking to talk to those who feel and think they are prepared for it to see what it is every 1 is getting...
    Js1985 Js1985
    26-30, M
    Sep 19, 2011
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