Although it was nearly twenty years ago, I can remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. I remember the shock of hearing about the planes crashing into towers, at first believing it was a tragic accident and quickly learning it to be otherwise. I remember being told that 19 hijackers, part of a fundamentalist plot to destroy America, were behind the attacks and that the mastermind was a man in a cave in Afghanistan named Osama bin Laden.
America is in a haze right now. It seems like half the country is in denial of the danger while the other half is awaking from apathy and frantically trying to prepare. This is creating a fog of confusion as one side screams “it's nothing but the flu, stop buying up the grocery store...!”, and the other side just keeps stocking goods, though in an inexperienced way that prioritizes comfort over practicality.
The world today suffers from highly fragile economic and geopolitical conditions. This is not news to most people in the liberty movement that have been tracking the downward spiral for years, but it is news to a majority of average Americans who rarely venture to get in-depth information on any issue. The fact of the matter is, even though there are millions of us who are aware of the danger, we are still in a minority.
In a recent computer simulation of the spread of the coronavirus, 65 million died from the disease. In October of 2019, a group of 15 business people, government officials, and health experts gathered in New York to plan out the global response to a worldwide outbreak of a never-before-seen (and completely fictional) coronavirus.
There are a multitude of false assumptions out there on what the collapse of a nation or “empire” looks like. Modern-day Americans have never experienced this type of event, only peripheral crises, and crashes. Thanks to Hollywood, many in the public are under the delusion that a collapse is an overnight affair.