I'm still wondering how I am going to keep getting my medicine without spending thousands of dollars more now that my old insurance plan has been cancelled and the new one we are being forced to pay for is worthless. But I have an idea. It's been several years since my prescriptions have changed. I think I will just buy my medicine on line from Canada and stop going to the doctor every three months for all her tests. They never change anything, so I think I can get away with it. Of course, I still have to have "insurance" to keep the IRS off my back thanks to the law that caused my insurance to be cancelled in the first place, but I will try to find some cheap Jack policy that some crooked company wrote up just to make the IRS happy.
We aren't waiting for the collapse, we're living in it. It's just the old frog in the pot thing, there's no meteors, or stock market collapse. Rather, it's a matter of everything getting worse, and worse, and worse in terms of quality of life and just getting by.
It would ironic if we all prepared for some big cataclysmic event, and then we just fell off the cliff, one by one, as events overtake us individually and drag us under.
Whatever they come up with, I'll find a way to work around it. Doesn't much matter what the Over Lords want, there are ways to resist.
Still, if we all wind up living under the overpass in a refrigerator box and eating delicacies from the dumpster behind FATZ, life might not all that much fun. I wonder if people will get to the point where they say, "enough, I'm going to go shoot something up."
Time will tell. Maybe The New Scientist was right in it's article a few years back about why societies collapse. So far, they've been right on target with their predictions.
The ice is cracking under our feet.