Capitalist Eric

Truth is treason in an empire of lies.

SHTF Arrives Early, Now What?

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Things have been rather exciting over the last year, as we swing into the final months of the Constitutional Republic formerly known as the United States of America. And so I’ve been watching a lot, reading, thinking about all of this… While I work through current problems in my own life. And a very interesting question came up, which is the point of this post. The problem is that, to adequately answer the question, requires quite a bit of time to set up the background, so the answer makes sense. So here goes…

The MSM is thrashing around as they slowly die of lost legitimacy

In the last year, the veneer of decency and honesty has been completely stripped away from our uniquely American “fifth column,” the media, whose responsibility it was to monitor and report on the corruption of government. Instead, they have been utterly exposed as the lying scum most people suspected them of being. They’re just willing propaganda outlets for the government, like Pravda or TASS were, for the Soviet Union. White is now black, up is down, wrong is right.

lying media

And of course, the media pimps for their political whores, manipulates polling data which affects “their guy” winning or losing. The most obvious results regarding the press: only 6% of the population still trusts the media. Literally, the public trust used-car salesmen more than they trust reporters. As we used to say in the Navy, they’re “lower than whale shit.” Pretty much.

The media manipulation initially provided cover to the corrupt government, but has now backfired;

In politics, most Americans feel they’re on the losing side. Not surprising, since REALPOLITIK has nothing to do with what the people want. The oligarchy- with the massive cover by the MSM- does what it wants, and the peons can go f**k themselves.

There is growing anger and cynicism regarding politicians. It is axiomatic for the public at present, that politicians are lying whores. This means, also, that the MSM can no longer control the narrative. They’ve instead switched to designating a single person as the “bad guy” so that public frustration can be vented at that person for whatever reason. As long as they can gin up some crime or outrage, they could channel the building anger at their chosen target. The target is destroyed, and they move on to the next…

This has been the standard playbook, which I started to become vaguely aware of as I graduated high-school in the 1980’s. So it’s been working for a while- a full generation of people have been born and grew up, believing this is THE WAY things are.

And along comes the 2016 election for POTUS. The MSM- as usual- picked their favorites and their targets, and won’t let anything deter them from the success of their favorite candidates, and the utter destruction of the chosen targets. Except Donald Trump entered the fray. Love him or hate him, nobody can deny that he took the playbook of the MSM and corrupt oligarchical government, and masterfully used it against them. He defeated 17 other candidates in the corrupt GOP, and completely grenaded the GOP/RNC leadership. The “never-Trump” movement is crushed, the neoCons and other parasite groups are reeling from their loss of power, and they’re helplessly flailing in an attempt to restore their former glory. They will fail.

The MSM is now cooking up the most outrageous stories, openly lying to sabotage the Trump campaign. Just a few examples are HERE, HERE, HERE…   But you KNOW it’s bad, it’s really bad, when even a liberal rag like the L.A. Times publishes a post from Justin Raimondo, stating “To fight Trump, journalists have dispensed with objectivity.” You know it had to hurt the collectivist/liberal/socialist editors, to even allow that article to be published… But when the propaganda is so outrageous that you’re threatened with extinction for being a bunch of liars, I guess a little truth is in order…

Killary! Is Desperate

The reality is that Hildebeest Clinton is blatantly guilty of ESPIONAGE and TREASON. Just on the facts we already know, everything that’s public with regard to the classified emails, the hacks and lost sensitive data, the pay-to-play while she worked at the State Department, and she KNOWINGLY armed ISIS.

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Top that off with the fact that the DNC actively fixed the primary election so that she was declared the winner, despite the fact that she actually lost to Bernie Sanders. Nobody even bothers to debate this point; it’s common knowledge. There’s no credibility left in the election process, at least where the Democrats are concerned. As one popular meme on Facebook points out, she had to cheat a LOT to beat a 72 year-old commie bum, what makes her think she’ll win against Trump?

The GOP is Desperate

Despite their best efforts to sabotage Trump, he not only won the Republican primary, but crushed the opposition- all 17 other candidates. The vast majority of cuckservatives have now defected, are actively backing Hildebeest. The GOP also has a bunch of insiders actively working with the MSM to bring down Trump; better, from their perspective, that Hildebeest should win, and the gravy train continue on…

The Elites are Desperate

When we look at political systems, we naturally focus on the defining characteristic of economic power over the people. If you control the ability to produce, if you control who gets money, you control who lives and who dies. Such systems have been applied to countries and regions.   Globalism is initially socialist in nature, to eventually become communist. But it’s a global, instead of national or regional.

The push for globalism reached its apex with the creation of the European Union. But now the EU is collapsing, they’re completely broke, and the PIIGS countries- Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain broke the entire region. Combine this with a corrupt central banking system (European Central Bank) and the two anchor-countries for the EU economy- France and Germany- being factually bankrupt, and you have an impending disaster of biblical proportions…

Historically, countries start wars with other countries when the financial collapse is about to occur. The logic is quite simple, really; it’s easy to rally the citizens against “the enemy.” And if the bankrupt country wins, they can divide the spoils and the citizens feel proud of their ‘victory.’ If the bankrupt country loses, the leaders will be dead. But if the country goes bankrupt under the leaders’ watch, they’re still dead, so they have nothing to lose…

The elites are pushing for war between the USA and either Russia or China… or both. Because a complete financial collapse means they’re history, and might very well end up getting the Marie Antoinette treatment. The means of starting these wars is through various western organizations which they control 100%. The main organizations are NATO and the World Trade Organization (WTO). These two New World Order organizations are the corner-stones of the globalist plans, and provide the veneer of legitimacy for them.

Trump has plainly stated his desire to get the USA out of NATO and the WTO, thereby threatening to undo decades of work by the globalists. By intimating that the USA can freely leave them, the point is made to the elites that they do NOT own the USA and its people. Such challenges must not stand, from their perspective. They’re actively working to sabotage Trump as well, and in the process exposing themselves. The logical result is that they’ll further erode their remaining legitimacy.

The Economic Collapse Continues

While a lot of survivalists & preppers have been expecting the economic collapse to occur suddenly, like a huge tidal wave that crashes down on us, instead we have something like a sinkhole that continues to grow underneath our homes, with our houses sagging and slowly pulling apart… It’s not happening quickly, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. It most assuredly is, and in only Greece and Venezuela are the signs moving quickly enough that it imparts a sense of drama to the observer.

I’ve spoken at length about the coming economic collapse, WHY it is happening and what you can do to protect yourself, HERE and HERE. Since the fundamentals haven’t changed, I’m not going to rehash. It’s enough to say, if you’ve not read the two pieces, it might be worth your time…

Situational Summary

As I’ve shown, there are a whole bunch of facets to our current situation. Simply put, the signs of societal, economic and political decay are everywhere you look. The collapse is occurring, and the only thing .gov can do is maintain- if not increase- their grip on what remains. It’s either full-on police-state, or they lose power and suffer like normal people… (Assuming, of course, they aren’t executed for their treason, theft and general corruption…)   The government is using the Free Shit Army (FSA®) to weaken the country so we cannot resist the coming police-state. We’re already in a civil war with the FSA®, the elitists and their MSM whores, and their idiotic, dumb-as-a-fucking-bag-of-hammers liberal/socialist/collectivist useful-idiot enablers.

OK, What Does THAT MEAN???

Basically, ½ the country is holding out their hand expecting the other half to pay for every idiotic utopian idea that pops into their empty little skulls, and they don’t just expect you to pay for it, they demand you pay for it and then thank them for the honor of having your wallet emptied…  Oh, yeah, they’re the same people that backed Socialist Bernie Sanders:

free shit bernieIf you disagree with that theft, YOU are a racist/homophobe/bigot/anti-Semite/sexist/whatever. YOU are the “bad guy,” for wanting to be left alone. And if you have the means to defend your family and yourself against thieves (like .gov or the FSA®) YOU are the criminal. If you speak out against the criminality of .gov policies or the FSA parasites, YOU are a felon, a criminal.

If you don’t bend over and take it up the pooper for every idiot idea that the collectivists come up with, YOU ARE AN ENEMY OF THE STATE. Forget voting, except to convey the subtle (and as-yet anonymous) message to the elites that you’re NOT happy with what they’re doing. If you disagree with the collectivists, YOU are now their enemy. They have been waging an undeclared war on you for decades; it is now openly waged, though no declaration was ever made. It doesn’t really matter if you think they’re your enemy, they view YOU as the enemy, and will treat you as such.

What’s happening with ISIS- with Islam in general- is an indication of what is coming. The collectivists are attempting to use fundamentalist Islam- which promotes murder and death- to crush western societies, so that they can come in and reform a (somewhat) capitalist society into a socialist/communist society. Of course, they fail to consider that Muslims will kill them, too. The collectivists see Muslims as useful weapons to use against YOU. Remember that- lacking such willful mad-dogs to attack western society- the collectivists would eventually resort to violence themselves, when all other means of persuasion and coercion failed. People that are free to think for themselves with objective data always reject socialism and communism.

“What am I supposed to do, knowing that the government considers me a felon?”

You need to understand that, unless you are 100% in lock-step with the collectivist agenda that the elites are currently pushing, you aren’t just a felon; you’re a direct threat to ‘national security.’  YOU ARE A FELON IF YOU DON’T ASSUME ‘THE POSITION’ …

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You can now be considered a “terrorist” or a terrorist sympathizer/supporter, and detained indefinitely. You can be executed by the government with no trial, no due process. All of the pieces are already in place for full-on dictatorship, with completely predictable results. If you want to get an inkling of what those results are, you MUST watch the movie “The Chekist.” An English-subtitled version is on Youtube HERE. You need to get an idea of what you’re dealing with… and short of seeing it first-hand (or being one of the victims) I don’t know of any other way to convey what’s coming.

If the collectivists get their way, YOU will be on receiving end, exactly as depicted in this movie…

So the answer to the first question is, understand that the government doesn’t just consider you a felon; they consider you a threat to be eliminated. If you grok this, you have a chance.

“…what am I to do? In fact, I have done nothing wrong.”

You don’t have to. If you’re suspected of not being onboard the program, that’s enough. Speak out for the Constitution, talk about gun rights, support Donald Trump, talk about parental rights, and guess what, you’re a target, living on borrowed time. And yes, I fully realize I’m on borrowed time as well…

“I have never come close to calling for violence.”

That doesn’t matter. The collectivists- by their nature- are violent, and will bring violence to you, sooner or later. Collectivism can only exist when those who stand against it are systematically killed… As ~130 million dead in the 20th Century demonstrate. They don’t care whether you called for violence; they’re going to bring violence to you. What you say, or think or do at this point, does not matter.

“I “anonymously” comment on the internet that Trump should be the next president and a certain tribe quite clearly holds all positions of power in both the public and private sectors and obviously pushes communism and an anti-white, anti-host-nation agenda.”

NOTHING is “anonymous” on the internet, anymore. Nothing. Every post you make, every email, every website visit, every time you did a google search for the reason your kid has the sniffles, everything you do is recorded and stored.

“So the men in black will kick down my door one night, as I am here with my three children, just trying to be an American father?”

Yes. Sooner or later. Make more ‘anonymous’ comments, impact more people with thought-provoking essays, you move up the priority list… With so much ‘anonymous’ information stored by the NSA, you an easily evade notice for a long time, simply because there’s so much noise in all the data being collected. You post using some key words and/or phrases, you misdial a call and end up calling someone on a watch-list, and they can then pull every bit of data they have on you, and build a case. Oh, and you’ll have no attorney, nor court, nor be able to see what evidence (if any) the government has on you… In other words, we are already Without Rule of Law (WROL). Most people don’t understand this, don’t think it’ll affect them… until, of course, it does, and then it’s too late.

“Even if so, what am I to do about it?”

With regard to guys in black tacti-cool gear busting down your door, remember the old Japanese adage, “the nail that sticks up gets hammered down.”  There WILL come a time when the festivities kick off in earnest.  Until that day, stay as low-profile as you can, if not for yourself, then do it for your family.

Other stuff to do…?

Preppers and survivalists tend to focus on “stuff.” Preps like beans, band-aides and bullets. Perfectly understandable, and the “stuff” is all extremely important. But it’s not the most important thing, bud, believe me… Brute physical strength isn’t it, being an “operator” with an AR-15 isn’t it, physical endurance isn’t it, either… You’ll have all kinds of people trying to teach or sell something to you, all of which may (or may not) be important for your survival…

The single most important factor in whether you survive is simply mental toughness. All the gear in the world, all the preps, the guns, whatever, doesn’t matter if you aren’t prepared to do whatever is necessary to survive. If that means you kill thieves or thugs when things really get frisky, than that’s what you do. If it means you have to kill cops or UN troopers to protect your children, then that’s what you do. In a “civil” society, we can debate the niceties of whether you should simply wound a criminal threatening you, versus just shooting him in the head. We are already slowly moving away from that “civil” society, but it’ll speed up, and you’ll know when the pretense of civility is gone. It’s at that point, that you’ll have to shift gears, shift modes.  Selco describes it as the switch from “…[a]n average citizen, a law abiding person, and suddenly you are going to be thrown into a (prolonged) situation where you are going be forced to watch and use exceptional levels of violence.” He calls it “survival mode.” Check out the full essay HERE.

“Shit is real. I happen to be unemployed. Laid off 6 months ago, despite my tremendous credentials AND SKILLS (in this clown world). I will get evicted soon. As of now, the government still has fiat dollars to pay judges, lawyers, and sheriff’s deputies, so it will take my landlord only 2 months to get me evicted. And if I don’t move my stuff out voluntarily, the cops WILL arrive at my door with papers and physically throw my stuff out on the curb.”

Yep. I’m in the same boat. We’re going through our own financial SHTF scenario right now, and if something doesn’t hit by Halloween, we’ll lose the house, be out on the street, financially busted. Not something I’m particularly proud of, especially with two children and a baby due to arrive literally any day, now…

Since we’ve both reached our SHTF moment ahead of others, the risk of guys in black tactical gear coming after you for your anonymous posts on the internet, is of secondary concern.  You’ve got more immediate shit to deal with, right now.

So, as a guy who’s in the same boat as you, I’m going to speak plainly… As to not knowing what to do in your financial SHTF scenario, I will post some basic ideas:

  1. Sell any “stuff” you have that you can’t take with you in either a motorhome or camping trailer, but keep your guns, precious metals, practical clothes, and what food you can take with you.  FORGET about living in the woods; it takes money, planning and skills, none of which you have in sufficient quantity to have a decent chance.  Don’t view an RV as a viable SHTF vehicle; water is the biggest problem, and too heavy to carry with you in sufficient quantities to matter (I know first-hand).
  2. Eschew luxury items that cost money; stay practical, and save your money for your kids’ entertainment/books/home-schooling materials.
  3. Stop smoking, if you’re currently a smoker. I quit one month ago. I’m not feeling “better” for it, and still have cravings from time to time, but they’re slowly going away, and I’m not literally watching my money go up in a cloud of smoke…
  4. Keep one computer- a laptop with wireless, and minimize the other electronic gadgets/gizmos that cost money but don’t help. Keep at least one cell phone (but a cheapie model) with a low-rate plan.
    1. Keep your resume’ uploaded on your computer, make sure it’s current.
    2. Use the computer DAILY to access emails from a local Starbucks, to send resumes. Keep the phone handy, and be ready to take phone interviews ANY TIME.
    3. Search your ASS off for job opportunities. Send at least two resumes EVERY DAY. Don’t limit yourself to your senior-level executive positions, use more generic terms and look at other industries than you’ve been looking at up until now. I have two phone interviews this week because I’m looking outside my “core” industry. It might be a step down (or sideways or back or whatever) for me from what I’m used to, but my kids have to eat.
  5. If you’ve got a truck or SUV that can tow a trailer, buy a used RV trailer with enough beds for you and your kids. Forget home “ownership,” as nobody owns real property any more, even people who’ve paid off their mortgages. By looking carefully, you can find relatively cheap RV parks to hang your hat. It’s not 100% off the grid where the authorities are concerned (especially if they have some sort of “interest” in you) but it reduces your footprint dramatically. Keep a mailing address at a friends’ house, and you now have a “residence” from which to send resumes and keep hunting for jobs. If you have friends that will allow you to put an RV somewhere on their property, that reduces living costs to essentially food and entertainment.
  6. An advanced degree is all well and good if you can put it to use, maximizing the earning potential it brings. But if you can’t use it, then take lesser work, wherever you can find it. The first job I took after getting my Bachelor’s degree in economics, was working at a car dealership washing cars… and when I got done with that job, mucking stalls on a horse-ranch. Humbling doesn’t describe it… But it’s what I had to do to eat, 20 years back. If needs be, I’ll do the same kind of thing again, though there are more mouths depending on my getting SOMETHING for cash-flow.
  7. The government is squeezing kids at school, nowadays, so the idea of keeping your kids in a government school (where they can learn about Johnnie having two daddies, and “transgenderism”) is not such an advantage any more. There are plenty of websites with FREE online and downloadable home-schooling curricula, you have only Google it, to find the resources. They’re all over, so the idea that you have to be under the .gov (or in this case .edu) thumb is demonstrably false.
  8. Lastly… and MOST important, is that you must develop a strong mental attitude. I’m not necessarily talking about a full-on “survival mode” attitude… but something headed in that direction. You must have the attitude, that you’ll do whatever it takes, to get the job done, to look out for your kids, to make it. It’s not the strongest, or the smartest or richest or prettiest people that consistently come out of storm alive, it’s the bastards that are the toughest, the people that simply won’t quit. When SHTF, it’s a simple fact; you quit, you die.   And if you die, there’s a good chance everyone that depends on you will die as well… So DECIDE to keep going no matter what, and then DO IT. Everything else is bullshit.

“I am here to tell you, massive unemployment among white men WITH COLLEGE DEGREES AND EVEN LAW DEGREES is real. There are tens of thousands like me and soon there will be a million. We in Gen X were lied to.”

Yeah, that’s true. My education includes an MBA and a D.Sc. And guess what? Nobody gives a shit, nobody feels any sympathy for you, or me, or anyone else in this situation, and they certainly won’t shed a single tear for your student-loans (or mine). It’s an old story, told many times by a million other Gen-X and Gen-Y types (with their particular proclivity for whining).  Nobody fucking cares.

Understand… Advanced degrees offer an advantage only in .gov positions, research or university roles. Other than that, the advanced degrees are only bargaining chips that make you look better than your competitors. So understand what those degrees are really worth now (basically, nothing), and suck it up.

Were you lied to? Maybe. And maybe so was I. But again, nobody gives a shit. just-shut-up-and-suck-it-up

If you can find someone that’ll teach you a new skill like welding, electrical or plumbing work, or something similar, than LEARN a new skill. Practical trades/skills will more easily feed your family, because they’re more easily marketed. Notice I don’t consider being a Starbucks “Barista” as a marketable, skilled job; it’s a pretentious version of a McDonald’s burger-flipper. Learn skills that people NEED, and that people are willing to PAY for.

“I will be moving in with my parents. Add me to the list of Gen Xers doing that. But know also that this is after 17 years of having a successful career and supporting myself (and others) easily for 17 years, until now.”

Quit feeling sorry for yourself, swallow your pride, and do what you have to do. You do not have the luxury of self-pity, not while others depend on you. Fall back, consolidate your resources, and do what you can, with what you have.

The SHTF situation has already happened for you and your family, just as it has for me and mine. We’re now past the time where complaining matters. It’s time to toughen the fuck up.

There’s no other choice.

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Written by capitalisteric

August 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

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  1. Oh Eric, my heart breaks for you reading this column. You have summed up the MSM perfectly and the state of affairs with politics. I actually think you are now free to be the perfect enterprenuer, even in the crumbling state of affairs we all find ourselves – a new found freedom you never thought you had. Find your hope in Christ and you will see past anything thrown at you. Many blessings. AND KEEP WRITTING!

    Darknlovely

    August 9, 2016 at 1:28 am

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  3. Reblogged this on The way I see things … and commented:
    OMG if you are a Patriot like me and know that the SHTF in the near future is for real…this is a MUST READ
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    The SHTF situation has already happened for you and your family, just as it has for me and mine. We’re now past the time where complaining matters. It’s time to toughen the fuck up.

    There’s no other choice.

    Lisa the Infidel

    August 10, 2016 at 5:04 am

  4. Thank you.

    Publius

    August 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

  5. Those simply not paying attention think everything’s just fine ‘out there’. I’ve been that highly qualified….and unemployed guy too. I ended up taking a job selling used cars. I hated myself and was ashamed. I tried to drown it in bourbon every night until I woke up and realized I’d compounded my problems. I eventually found a great job I loved….and got laid off a year later because the business was floundering financially. I’m now in another great job. This is my Alamo. There is no back door, no safety net, no life preserver. This is do…or DIE!
    I hold those in DC, MSM and their boot licking sycophants 100% responsible and so should you. They are actively, with pure malice aforethought destroying our culture, civilization and worth. We are 100% in a WROL (attribution Nutnfancy) state. Conduct yourselves accordingly.

  6. The entire problem with Amerika can be explained by dissecting one simple word “POLITICS”. Poli is the Greek word meaning MANY and a TIC is a blood sucking creature, thus, POLITICS most straightforwardly means………….. MANY BLOOD SUCKING CREATURES!

    Falcon101

    August 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

  7. Excellent advice. I lost it all in 2010, sold all nonessential crap and moved 3000 miles to start over. We are still living paycheck to paycheck, but I have never been more content in my life.

    I do believe that those of us that get this wake up call early have a better chance to survive later. Those who live in ignorance now will not fair well when it all falls apart.

    Paul Fox

    August 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  8. Why do some always see the need to infringe on people’s habits? Enough with the “Stop smoking” garbage, you are playing right into big brothers hands when you make yourself miserable for zero reason at all.

    Mike Hand

    August 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    • It’s about saving money, Mike. You don’t know how much I miss smoking, so I’m NOT the one to sing the medical virtues of not smoking.

      capitalisteric

      August 10, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      • I understand Eric. I am a year out from the big quit.
        It’s amazing how I have the same amount of cash in my pocket for days, not mention gym performance, endurance, and quality sleep have gone through the roof. I LOVED to smoke. It was simply time to let it go.
        If I may, the thing that always got me through the cravings was the thought….”Ok, you buy some smokes and have one, then what? Keep smoking?”.. Congrats on saving the cash.

        Mike, this isn’t a sermon on the way to live your life. In the spirit of the article above, I truly don’t GAS what you do with your life. It’s your life.

        BobaOreally

        August 11, 2016 at 10:20 am

  9. Eric I am a disabled vet you already know the situation with the Va. I was an airborne ranger pathfinder and sarge E-5 I had a grenade tossed at me blew out my left eardrum and broke the parts in my right ear that helps with balance. Yah disability…. But the wife and I have a farm.. I work it… in between dizzy spells…. I KNOW WE ARE DOOMED AS A COUNTRY. we are 90% off grid and grow our own.. talk about doing away with niceaties SHEEZE we dont have tv and live in a 750sq ft home Pail our water from a spring and our only bill is the land taxes…Yah getting by is ruff… BUT my creed says NEVER GIVE UP… and when the SHTF for the rest of the US getting to my family will be at there demise…. Hangin Bro there are alot more of US than THEM

    Ken

    August 10, 2016 at 1:57 pm

  10. “””Not something I’m particularly proud of, especially with two children and a baby due to arrive literally any day,”””

    Whoa!!!
    I stopped right there–why would you do that??

    Irresponsible? And you are trying to preach to us??

    Grow up—this world is gonna get really bad and you know it and you still want to procreate??

    JJ

    August 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    • I lost my job 2 months after ‘mama’ got pregnant. And neither of us consider”abortion” an option. But thanks for your concern.

      capitalisteric

      August 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      • I am the mother of 5 kids. I also have a master’s degree and student loans up the wazoo. I did at one time, have an awesome job where I was the primary bread winner. And then I lost my job in 2010. I am grateful that you didn’t consider abortion an option. My kids have been the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for, and the only true happiness I have ever had. We lived with my parents for a year and a half. It was hard. But my kids got to get close to my parents in way they never would have, had we not moved in with them. My parents taught my kids things that I hadn’t taught them. My family is better for it. And in the end, we got back on our feet in a better way than we were before, though we still struggle financially. I would never ever regret having a child….but I would regret forever an abortion.

        Jennifer

        August 10, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  11. Hang in there Eric, I, myself and my family have experienced the loss of everything due to the state of our nation. The climax is coming, and those not prepared will die first. Our nation and World is about to be shaken to its core. “Look up for your redemption draweth nigh”

    Glenn Wanamaker

    August 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

  12. While being a strict conservative and a believer in Donald Trump, I may just vote for Hillarious Clinton. Why? Because she is dying and mentally impaired. But voting for her might just bring our country to the point of civil war, and I want to get it going. Our government is so corrupt, they’ve stopped trying to be secretive because they believe that their transparency will go right over the heads of the dumb down people. it is unbelievable that most Americans have no friggin idea as to what is truly going on.

    If our military cannot go in and take out Obama and ALL HIS CRONIES IN A COUP, then if Trump is elected president, TPTB will try and assassinate him. So, it is better that Hillarioous is elected and gets the civil war started sooner than later.

    If I was a bible thumping Christian I might believe that the Devil himself has a hand in the greed and craziness that is going on in our government. It is time to take out the psychopaths with a taste of their own medicine.

    Rumplestiltskin

    August 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

  13. I had an Asian history degree from back in the early 70’s, which got me a series of corporate pharmaceutical/medical sales jobs for 15 years which I hated doing. After many fits and starts, I finally ended up selling cheap pictures on gas station corners, but then got other vendors and trained them, collecting a % of what they sold, they were making 800.00 on a weekend, and I was clearing 2000 a week plus my own sales in 1992. This expanded into fundraising sales with better merchandise for another 10 years, and in 2001 the business was sold for 300,000 after providing a moderate comfortable living.
    Now, my point is not to blow my own horn, and I’m certainly not even close to affluent, but Self Employment is the ticket, no matter what it is. Sending resumes and asking someone else to employ you is not my idea of happy living.

    GenEarly

    August 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    • It’s good to see your sales plan has worked out to date but the problem I see is that when the SHTF the LAST thing people are going to want to buy is pictures, other art or anything else they can’t eat, clean with or defend themselves with. Like the writer says your best bet is to learn some kind of useful skill as that is the ticket to survival when the SHTF. For example, over the last few decades I’ve gotten a journeyman level of understanding and experience doing things like; welding, auto mechanics/mechanical repair in general, metal working/machining, carpentry, gardening/food production, hunting/game cleaning and prep, etc. Even though I have a lot of skills in my resume (keep in mind this occurred over 30+ years) you don’t need a bunch to ensure survival. Pick one or two areas to learn about on your own and perfect those skills the best you can. People that can do things, make things or repair things will become the new “elite” after the SHTF.

      jrmitch319

      August 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      • I SOLD the business in 2001. Self Employment was my point, rather than asking someone else to play in their sandbox, create your own sandbox. Even if it doesn’t grow I think people are happier skippering their own ship, be it a large ship or a dinghy.

        GenEarly

        August 10, 2016 at 11:42 pm

  14. It appears you have a pretty good fix on reality, which itself is a prime survival skill. Good luck during the coming madness.

    A couple of short articles I wrote that you might find appropriate. I do plumbing, electrical, amateur gunsmithing and reloading, fix cars as well. It helps to be interested in all that. Those who are “jacks of all trades” should be valued. That’s the point – one prospers through one’s usefulness to other people.

    http://strike-the-root.com/how-to-get-job
    http://strike-the-root.com/how-i-got-job

    Paul Bonneau

    August 10, 2016 at 4:55 pm

  15. I wanted to help but no donate button
    I am sincere
    My heart hurts for you and your soon
    To be expanded family.
    I was relieved to see you can at least
    Live with your parents.
    I’m 59 and live with my daughter and son in law.
    So I can identify. But God has blessed me.
    And provided for me…I’m not on the street…yet..lol
    Please, along with the can do…will do…MUST DO..
    Mind set…
    Consider Christ…not just for your sake…but family
    Let Christ help you…having a him in your life will
    Secure your eternity with your family in joy
    This world sucks, evil is becoming the norm…everywhere
    The best really is yet to come…
    Let Christ be your Rock,…let Him be your
    “Line in the sand” so to speak…
    All oh His promises are real and true…
    Wish you had a donate button, honestly..
    Take care and God Bless you, wife and little ones
    🙏🏻

    Larene

    August 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    • Thank you for the kind thoughts, but the reason there’s no ‘donate’ button is because we aren’t asking or expecting any. We aren’t on the street -yet- and we stil have options available.

      There are lots of people who’ve already burned through all their options and are living on the street, in cars, basically living on a wing and a prayer. They need help far more…

      But thank you for your kind offer.

      capitalisteric

      August 10, 2016 at 7:43 pm

  16. Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

    Alfred E. Neuman

    August 10, 2016 at 5:39 pm

  17. AMERICA is a country of GOVERNMENT BUTT LICKERS,they do it to get along,and the MEN were nuetered in public schools,and now you have a country of queers and cowards,THE women of america will seriously regret that…right now they think they were smart,they won’t be laughing when the chinese and russians take them home to be Slaves,YEA this country is about to be in a WAR,and its one you won’t win,THE WHORES and TRAITORS have sold everyone down the crapper,and NO ONE believes it…football is more important then the LIFE of the children,the future of the country,OR THEIR FAMILY…that my friends, means YOU LOSE…THE VERY few of you who know the LORD,stay glued to him,your leaving this world soon….the rest of them are destined to see hell on earth……….

    Arizona

    August 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  18. […] Source: SHTF Arrives Early, Now What? | Capitalist Eric […]

  19. Great article. I am so angry with the so called GOP conservatives who promised to back whomever won the primary that is until Trump trounced their puppets. They will lose my vote for good as i am tired of electing them to stop Obama and friends only to see them continually fund them and not punish the many criminals in his administration from the IRS, FBI all the way to Hillary and Obama. I will vote for trump and continue to prepare for SHTF.

    James Stamulis

    August 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm

  20. First time on your blog and GREAT POST my man!!

    I’ve personally been going through the “mentally toughening up” phase for the last few years as it became obvious that the wheels are going to fall off the cart.

    One thing I want to point out though . . . while I’ve had the exact same ideas as you about foregoing living in a house (or apartment) and purchasing an RV or a trailer to live in, recently I’ve reconsidered that plan to some degree. The problem with that plan in my eyes is that if the SHTF as bad as I think it will eventually (think “Road Warrior” or “Mad Max”) then the hoards that were not prescient enough to get alternative living quarters, but had enough sense to arm themselves, are going to target anyone that has an RV or a trailer. As you probably know, trying to create an adequate “defense zone” around one of those things would be virtually impossible (e.g. a .22 round would go right through both walls).

    Although much more complicated and time consuming than getting an RV or Trailer, I think that creating a “fort” type setup away from the urban areas with a 100-200 wide “shatter zone” around it make much more sense . . . the problem is getting enough people (and funds) to go along with a plan like that. As things progress after the SHTF I think the “fort” concept will end up being the go-to plan for many, if not most, of the surviving population.

    Good luck and keep up the good work!!

    jrmitch319

    August 10, 2016 at 7:44 pm

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  22. Wow, that’s a powerful article. I’d recommend it to parents and high school students. We have generations with useless degrees and debt. There are career opportunities (especially blue collar/work with your hands) out there but .gov ‘guidance’ people look down at them. And they will be in demand when the SHTF.

    Diane Dina

    August 11, 2016 at 1:28 am

  23. Kia Kaha

    r1016132nzblogger

    August 12, 2016 at 12:49 am

  24. Reblogged this on Starvin Larry.

    gamegetterII

    August 13, 2016 at 2:07 am

  25. You know what’s amazing to me is that you and Publius and a whole host of others are out of work and down on their luck but I have had very few reach out to me about relocating… Ive offered to help find jobs, housing, land and even offered to let people park an RV on my property til they get on their feet but few takers…It seems to me people aren’t pioneers anymore and if a job doesn’t appear where they are then they throw their hands in the air and give up…I don’t agree with GenEarly on self employment either…The majority of time is your family does without when they need it the most because your spending all your time, money, and effort building up the business only to finally succeed and have your family at best not even know you and worst despise you…It’s about picking the right job in the first place one that can’t be laid off easily and if you do you can find another the next day…

    lineman

    August 13, 2016 at 2:07 am

    • Where is this land and how can we discuss? This is the first I’ve seen this info. Believe it or not, I do not read every word of all of the comments on all of it all right blogs all day every day. Peace. #freedom

      Publius

      August 13, 2016 at 11:54 am

      • Ive commented over on WRSA many times about the subject…I’m in the Bitterroot Valley of MT and there is work up there…If you need my contact info you can give yours to Pete at WRSA and he will get it to me…

        lineman

        August 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    • I may take you up on that… As I mentioned on another comment, we’re not out of options yet. Like Publius, I hadn’t seen your posts before, so this is a bit of a surprise. Thanks. Eric

      capitalisteric

      August 14, 2016 at 6:39 am

      • Well you have my email contact me anytime…Let me know what mind of work your looking for and what you can do and I will get a jobs list to you…

        lineman

        August 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    • I am one of those lineman has offered to help relocate.
      The only reason (s) we haven’t moved yet is the kids-(adult children) needing our help. They are the only thing holding us back at this point.
      The man is serious-we exchanged quite a few e-mails,and spoke on the phone.
      There is work available,just look at a map of the Bitterroot valley,decide what part you would like to live in,then check the local newspapers online help wanted sections.
      There’s also jobs that aren’t advertised in newspapers.
      You might not find a job in your field-but there is work at fair wages for the job you’re doing.
      Anyone considering a move-take the man up on his offer,he’s got the local contacts for jobs and housing,and has/is offering to help anyone interested in moving to make the move as easy as possible.

      Useful skills to learn are welding,carpentry,plumbing,basic electrical wiring,roofing,siding,window and door installation/repairs,bricklayer/stonemason,concrete-how to excavate,set forms,pour,rake,pull straightedge, finish. Learning how to do colored,stamped concrete is a plus now-not so much in bad times.

      If you don’t have tools-

      Purchase hand saws-(both rip and crosscut)- buy a brace-(old school hand drill) and bits,miter box with hand saw, a set of quality wood chisels,and a block plane. All of these tools can be found at garage sales,flea markets,etc. for very little $$$. Buy good quality 2 and 4′ levels,along with a 9′ “torpedo level”. Buy aluminum levels,as wood will warp over time.
      Learn to use the hand tools,it is possible there will be no power source when things need built/repaired.
      You will also need to buy a good quality socket set,a set of metric and a set of SAE combination wrenches,at least 2 Vise-Grip pliers,a hacksaw and spare blades,also channel-lock pliers,needle nose pliers,wire strippers,a set of files that has flat,round,half round,triangle,shaped files,plus single cut and double cut files. Same as the woodworking tools-these tools can be found at garage sales,flea markets,swap meets,etc.
      Stay away from junk tools-buy quality,name brand tools.

      Learn to grow your own food,learn to raise,slaughter,and butcher livestock and wild game,learn to filet fish,
      learn to smoke meats and fish.
      If you aren’t doing do now-learn how to properly compost yard and food waste for your garden-there will be a time when there is no Miracle Grow available.
      Get some laying hens-use the manure in your compost-as chicken sh*t is the highest nitrogen manure there is.

      gamegetterII

      August 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      • Hey Brother a fire just rolled through here started by someone their not sure if intentionally started or not…The fire burnt 15 houses and a whole bunch of structures just south of Hamilton… The major contractors were already booked through next summer and now this so the construction trade will be busy for quite awhile yet…Might be time to pack up the whole family and get out here;)… Here is a link for some of the jobs available here for anyone looking.. http://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?q=&l=Hamilton%2C+MT&from=so&sort=&radius=50&iafilter=&jt=

        lineman

        August 14, 2016 at 9:20 pm

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  28. We are Gen X over educated, school loan paying, parents of three. I stay home with the kids because additional taxes, daycare and work expenses were more than what I made. My husband has survived four layoffs at his job. We watch the disintegration of society and the economy and see our friends struggle. Instead of waiting for what may be around the corner, we decided to be proactive. We bought a double wide manufactured home on two and a half acres in the country. It needed to be remodeled so our family has spent every available moment all summer working on it. My kids have learned to paint, build walls and put down flooring. I have purchased materials at the local habitat home store and oops paint at Home Depot and Lowes just to be able to do this for next to nothing.

    We are exchanging our McNeighborhood golfing community expensive home for more freedom in a nearby rural conservative community where we can grow food and hunt if we choose. And it is not painful. We are enjoying the changes but do not tell a lot of people because they would think we are crazy. Maybe. Our new home is 1900 square feet with four bedrooms and three baths. And our mortgage is $408, substantially less. The area is beautiful and the schools are good. I see Trump signs in the yards. Perhaps my husband’s job (international company) won’t be affected, but we are not counting on it forever. We would rather downgrade our lifestyle on our terms while we can. Plan A is to be comfortable while we eventually build something (best case scenario and the rosy picture we tell everyone), plan B is to survive SHTF comfortably and safely.

    Dr. Mom

    September 1, 2016 at 3:07 am


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