It is a LONG post, and it will take half an hour or more to read it and follow the links (and you should).
I’ve been preaching this for years, and Peter and I agree on the basics, and most of the details.
Prepare. Plan, Expect things to be less than idyllic in the near future.
Governments can only paper over the cracks for so long.
What Peter doesn’t mention is that when the governments can no longer keep the nanny state going, with the payouts in welfare and other government handouts. THAT is when the real fun will begin.
Better have a plan for that eventuality too.
‘Cause that is when the real ugliness will begin: less (or no) policing, and a subset of our population who is used to handouts no longer receiving them…who has little or no respect for the social contract, who lives in the moment, who believes in “getting theirs” and who believes in “might makes right”.
That is when the real fun will begin.
Bet on it.