As Hemingway said about how he went bankrupt, civilisations collapse slowly, then quickly. The process is already well-advanced, and was evident to some astute observers decades ago. The signs of decay are accelerating around us now, and the final calamity is not far off.
Facing this reality is the only way to ensure that you and your family make the transition through the collapse safely and securely. It should not be a time for fear or despair. The coming period of catastrophe could be a time of moral, economic and political renewal if we choose reality and sovereignty over soothing lies and economic enslavement. It’s up to us.
The closest historical parallel we have to the collapse of the West today is the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The process of decline, decadence and collapse in the Roman Empire followed a clear pattern:
- Loss of purchasing power through monetary debasement;
- Erosion of family and community bonds as individualism and hedonism became widespread;
- A rejection of metaphysical faith in favour of philosophical nihilism;
- Expansion of the welfare-warfare state, with destabilising military adventures abroad and the growing dependence of the population on handouts at home;
- A loss of identity, as the distinction between Roman and barbarian became blurred and the final generations lost the will to defend the empire;
- Pillage and conquest by more robust and fertile peoples once the crises multiplied.
As mentioned earlier, all of these problems come to a head when solar output declines and the solar system enters a Grand Solar Minimum. These periods of reduced solar output lead to a collapse in the sun’s protective magnetic field, which allows higher levels of cosmic rays to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere. These cosmic rays have been recently demonstrated by astrophysicists in Denmark to lead to increased cloud cover, which reduces surface temperatures and generates higher levels of rainfall and more intense storms. This disruption of the seasons causes widespread crop losses and reduces the nutritional content of crops which survive, leading to famine and disease.
All of these effects of the Grand Solar Minimum are amplified by a corresponding rise in the number and intensity of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes around the world. The probability of a very large volcanic eruption during the transition into and out of a Grand Solar Minimum is very high. Such large volcanic eruptions throw up dust and ash into the sky which can drastically reduce global temperatures for several years on top of the effects already being felt.
There are many other effects of a Grand Solar Minimum which scientists are still trying to understand, but regardless, the pattern is clear. Our era of abundance is nearing an end. Winter is coming.
It is possible to survive and even thrive during such periods of transition, however. It is not too late to begin making changes now to prepare.