The Great Collapse of the US Empire

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Previously
by Jeff Berwick: It’s
a STASI World

The biggest
story of the late 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union.
After decades of a government controlled, centrally planned economy
and outsized military expenditures the Soviet Union just one day
ceased to be. Fast forward a few decades and now the biggest story
about to happen in the early 21st century will be the collapse of
the US empire for the exact same reasons.

The US economy
has been centrally planned and manipulated by the communist fashioned
central bank, the Federal Reserve, for 99 years now. But it wasn’t
until August 15, 1971 that the last linkage of gold from the US
dollar was removed and the US Government and the Federal Reserve
were allowed to truly run rampant with their anti-capitalist economic
system.

A look at US
Government debt since the beginning of the 20th century tells the
story:

Just like the
Soviet Union the US has also bankrupted itself on offense. Sorry,
they call it defense even though all they do is attack and occupy
other countries. The US spends more than the rest of the world combined
on its military and spends $2,374 per capita each year. The next
nine closest countries in military spending per capita average $80
per annum.

Yet millions
of US citizens will rise to their feet and cheer as military jets
streak overhead literally burning their money in front of their
eyes. "USA! USA! USA… is bankrupt".

And, just like
the Soviet Union, the US is destined to collapse. It is not an if…
it’s only a when.

US CENTRIC

The collapse
of the US sounds very dramatic to many people. That’s because the
US has been the most dominant nation on Earth for the last century.
It used to be the beacon of freedom and it attracted most
of the world’s top talent and became the place to be for almost
any endeavor. It was also a leader in free market economics until
just a few decades ago.

But, that was
then, this is now. Now, after a focused effort to indoctrinate US
citizens in public schools and using the media to trick them into
believing that socialism is the kindest and best form of government
the results can be seen everywhere. Occupy Wall Street kids play
bongos and rail against the evils of capitalism – something they
have never actually seen in their lifetimes.

Meanwhile,
all around the world, billions are waking up to the beauty and empowerment
of capitalism. A billion people in China who are almost all of a
free-market bent but who were forced down the disastrous communist
road for a few decades are building a new future. In the old Soviet
Union almost everyone is pro-capitalism after going through the
horror of communism in the Soviet Union. Chinese
people now rent helicopters to fly over properties in Canada for
purchase
while Russians are well known the world over for being
some of the richest anywhere. In Mexico, tourism was at a record
last year despite the US propaganda as Russians streamed into the
freest country in North America. And dozens and dozens of other
countries in Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet bloc are
all on the capitalism bandwagon.

In fact, the
only two significant places in the world where capitalism seems
to be distinctively out of favor are the US and Western Europe.

And that’s
the thing… here’s the news. They don’t matter. The population
of the US is 300 million. The population of Western Europe is approximately
400 million for a total of 700 million. Just 10% of the total world’s
population. It is simply insignificant.

Doug Casey
is well known for having said, "Europe will mainly serve as
a source of houseboys and maids for the Chinese". And, the
way the US is going, many US citizens will likely serve much the
same role. A lot of the hackey sack playing drum circle Occupy Wall
Street denizens will soon be drafted into the military to pay off
their tens or hundreds of thousands worth of student debt and will
become cannon fodder in the US Government’s next criminal war…
perhaps Iran. And those who avoid that fate will likely end up waiting
tables or driving taxis in Latin America or Asia as well, muttering
their Marxist propaganda under their breath as they facilitate the
transit of their much more productive employers.

Some believe
that the collapse of the US will be the collapse of "freedom".
But if that’s the case then that war has already been lost. While
there are still a few tens of millions of US citizens who have some
concept of what freedom is and what free-market capitalism is, there
are billions worldwide that also now know this. Freedom and capitalism
will not die with the US empire. In fact, as the War on Drugs, the
Federal Reserve and the TSA all die with the US empire it will become
clearer to everyone that the US Government had become the biggest
enemy to freedom and capitalism on Earth and will likely set off
an incredible period of liberty and prosperity…once the dust settles.

The key will
be to retain your assets during the collapse and that will be the
trickiest part. Owning precious metals and getting a significant
percentage of your assets outside of the US should be priority number
one for US citizens at this time… the same way as it was for USSR
citizens twenty years ago. We are releasing a Special Report entitled
"Getting Your Gold Out Of Dodge" in the next 24 hours
which will go in depth into detail on how to accomplish that. As
well, getting a second passport has never been more important for
anyone since the Jews in Germany in the late 1930s as it is for
Americans today whose government is closing every door to allowing
US citizens to open foreign bank and brokerage accounts. Again,
TDV is focused on providing options for Western
citizens who are fast becoming the new Jews
. We offer a number
of options for acquiring a foreign passport as cheaply and as quickly
as possible at TDVPassports.com.

OPPORTUNITY
IN COLLAPSE

While we personally
have no interest in living in the US for the next few years as the
collapse happens we do think there will be once-in-a-generation
opportunities there once the dust settles. The key will be keeping
your assets safe and secure until then… something that every government
and central bank in the world is making increasingly difficult with
each passing day.

W.G. Hill of
the Invisible Investor stated, "Get your money out of the country,
before your country gets the money out of you". The details
of how to do that are not taught by any government registered financial
advisor but thanks to the internet you have the ability to do your
own research and get access to the independent sources of information
that are unattached to the current fascist corporatist system to
help guide you. Take advantage of it while you can because governments
have realized this and are coming after the internet next.

Reprinted
with permission from The
Dollar Vigilante
.

April
12, 2012

Jeff
Berwick [send him mail]
is an anarcho-capitalist freedom fighter and Chief Editor of the
libertarian, Austrian economics grounded newsletter, The
Dollar Vigilante
. The Dollar Vigilante focuses on strategies,
investments and expatriation opportunities to survive & prosper
during and after the US dollar collapse.

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