In about two weeks a new year will begin with new hope and new resolutions. Many of these resolutions and dreams however will not take into account the speed and direction in which our world is changing. Citizens of North America as well as Europe are more divided than perhaps ever before in the history of the world and it is becoming clear that the old paradigms that have dictated everything from the way we enact laws to the way we relate to one another, are slowly crumbling.
As our world changes, it is vitally important to remember that the scope of the change will affect most of the Earth’s population. Everyone remembers that the real estate crunch in the United States for example, had tremendous impact on Germany, Switzerland and even Iceland, where the government did not bail out its major banks. Since the problems which caused this great catastrophe have not been remedied, we can expect to face more of these types of events in the future with even greater suffering.
In 2019 and it the years ahead, we will have to accept the fact that most of what we have been taught as the truth are in fact lies. What we have believed to be solid political systems are frauds. What we have always known to be strong social virtues are in fact oppressive, forced traditions which we were taught never to question. And all of this learning will be painful. Just like a mother, going through enormous pain and discomfort during the process of bringing new life in to the world, so will we have to work our way through the realization that our world is not what we thought it was.
POSSIBLE TRAJECTORIES OF SOME CURRENT EVENTS
In the twentieth century, there have always been events taking place which had the potential to escalate into major economic or military disasters. Many have been ongoing simultaneously and sometimes, a relatively small event turned international. No one believed for example that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the 28th of June 1914 would trigger a World War which became the cause of death to approximately 37 million people…roughly the population of Canada today.
Currently, the events that carry with it similar potential are not only happening much more frequently, there are also many more of them taking place at the same time. Here are some examples:
SOUTH CHINA SEA
This conflict is decades old. The South China Sea is one of the world’s oldest and busiest shipping routes with vast deposits of oil and natural gas below the surface of the water. Tensions between China, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia over claims of the many islands scattered throughout the sea have been ongoing for many years, sometimes leading to tense naval stand-offs. The conflict picked up pace during the Obama administration when China began building and militarizing islands in the South China Sea. U.S. became involved to protect its interests. China is claiming the region and as a result France as well as Great Britain have announced that their ships will be sailing through the South China Sea as well. All of this build up has gone as far as direct orders to elements of Chinese military for preparations for war. Most recently Chinese Military officials have suggested a direct attack on U.S. Ships.
Since the takeover of Crimea in 2014, the western media has painted Russia as an aggressive and incompetent bully of Eastern Europe. For this reason, NATO has begun building up its forces in the region to deter “Russian Aggression”. NATO troops are now stationed in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. This of course, is viewed as NATO expansionism toward Russian borders and as such makes the Russians a little nervous. The “Russian” problem is further exacerbated by the fact that western mainstream media is openly lying about the cause of the problem.
In 2014 Ukraine was offered a deal from the International Monetary Fund to rebuild its economy and put it on a course to joining the European Union. Due to the predatory nature of most IMF loans (one of the many reasons many EU nations are contemplating exiting EU) Russia offered Ukraine a better deal with the intention of not only helping Ukraine but also to assert some control in the region and prevent NATO expansion. It is this event that led to the collapse of Ukrainian Unity, war in Donbass and Russian takeover of Crimea. If you pay close attention to this video all the way to the end, it may become evident that NATO, of which Canadians are a part of, will most likely go down in history as the real aggressors in Ukraine.
Today, Russia has NATO troops deployed on its national border. None of us would like it if we had foreign troops amassing on our borders, yet there we are. Any move Russia makes is seen as a provocation by the west and that is how it is presented in the mainstream media.
THE REAL PROBLEM
Russia and China have become close allies in the last few years. They have formed military and economic partnerships but it doesn’t end there. Russia still has a long list of supporters and friends of which the average westerner has no idea. Many of them are NATO members. In an age when the European Union and NATO are growing weaker, both China and Russia with all their allies have a common enemy; U.S.A. The U.S. is currently bogged down in many wars around the world and there is not much of a chance that it could deploy enough military strength in sufficient amount of time to counter either the Russians in Europe or the Chinese in the South China Sea.
It is therefore highly conceivable that the events we are observing today are slowly setting the stage for a very different world. It is also highly likely that ordinary Canadians have no real comprehension of what is truly going on in the world and the very real possibility of negative impact on their lives. Many people feel for example, that a nuclear exchange between Russia and the U.S. or between North Korea and the U.S. does not concern them. Nothing however could be further from the truth. Russia and North Korea would fire their weapons over the North Pole rather than over the Pacific Ocean putting Canada right in the path of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. This means that malfunctions or missiles falling “short” would cause explosions in Canada and for this, the Canadian government is unprepared to say the least. Yet, most Canadians are blissfully oblivious to this and completely complacent.
Canadians are isolated from the world events with main stream media reports becoming more and more unreliable and strictly controlled. In today’s world however, we must make the effort to take an extra look around. As mentioned previously there are hundreds of potential catalysts which can change our world in a matter of hours and those who choose to remain uninformed will probably suffer. The world is changing faster than ever before and if we don’t take the time to acquire and interpret reliable information, we cannot effectively prepare to handle the coming changes. A good place to start may the Strategic Area Risk Assessment and books such as Strategic Relocation.
The world is changing…much faster than most of us understand. As most change is painful, the key to surviving these changes and thriving afterwards is sound preparation. Sound preparation means first of all starting to think about what life might be like without the little things that we take for granted every day. Electricity, well stocked grocery stores, natural gas, plenty of fuel for our cars, air conditioning… Make the right choice and prepare now, because should these luxuries disappear suddenly, chances are there won’t be any help. And trying to figure out a backup plan then will be much tougher.