Capitalist Eric

Truth is treason in an empire of lies.

Not Much Time Left…

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So the question was posed to me last night:

Now that we finally have a major situation unfolding, and the dominoes are officially falling. I trust your analysis of timelines. My main question is time. I’m not holding you to anything. I believe your all about Truth, and extremely well grounded in reality. Time my friend. How much time do we have left. And are you envisioning a rapid or a prolonged deterioration from here.

The short answer is, “nobody knows.”  I understand you’d prefer a more solid answer than that, but the problem is that nobody has any real idea..  Frankly, I’m surprised we’ve made it this far.  This shouldn’t be a surprise, as I’ve previously posted my opinions, basically saying “any day now…”

Events are moving so rapidly, now, with the failure of three banks in the past week, and the desperation moves by the Federal Reserve to keep the house of cards from collapsing, are now obvious. Cracks have been seen in the dam for quite a while; now the spider-webbing is accelerating, water is starting to escape.

I’m still of the opinion that the banks will do a “banking holiday” on a Friday, preferably before a 3-day weekend, as that’ll prevent people from having anyone to actively protest for at least 3 days, while the politicians figure out what their “story” will be…  and get their own pay-offs.  The next 3-day weekend for the USA will be April 7-9, 2023.  

But if things are falling apart at a much faster rate, it’ll obviously be earlier.  I don’t believe it will be a slow grind, happening over years…  but over a period of weeks to a few months, before the crash-and-burn is over, and we’re left fighting to survive.   While the conditions and overall events will be largely the same as what has happened throughout history with all fiat currencies, the speed at which things are occurring are much faster; another byproduct of technology, information-sharing and alternatives to government-controlled MSM.

Understand, though, the Federal Reserve probably won’t be direct trigger of the economic collapse.  They have established the conditions, so that it will happen, and cannot be avoided.  Michael Yon made a great point, using forests as an example: if you want a forest fire, you just let undergrowth be uncleared, fail to manage it, and then have a nice hot summer, and the conditions become such that a forest fire WILL start, whether due to careless campers lighting a campfire or a lightening strike from a summer storm.  Once the conditions are set, it WILL happen, regardless of what the actual spark is.

I summarized in “Crash Positions,” the results I expect to see as the financial collapse gets into high gear. Instead of me rehashing it, I would ask that you please read it in its entirety.

The conditions are ripe for dollar collapse, due to a loss of confidence in the USA:

  1. The EU is fracturing, as Germany will be forced to face the fact that they’ve been sacrificed like a Bishop on a chessboard, in the Ukraine conflict.  They will be forced- sooner or later- to leave the EU and NATO, and go to Russia, hat in hand, to beg for gas.  They will do this, or they will die.  It really is that simple.
  2. Once Russia pulverizes Ukraine- due to really get rolling at any time now- NATO will no longer be viable, and the European coalition will fail.  The individual leaders will be forced to face that the USA is no longer the “good guy” but very much the “baddie,” and that they’ve been used and abused.  Public opinion regarding the USA will swing negative, the dollar losing standing along with it.
  3. The Afghan withdrawal debacle has eroded trust from Saudi Arabia, who is now accepting other currencies than the US dollar for oil…  This is no surprise.  What WILL be a surprise will be when Saudi Arabia (the progenitor of “Operation Sand Man”) repudiates the dollar.  This is especially likely now that China has brokered a peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
  4. Given the war-footing that China is on, to retake Taiwan, prior to the start of operations, they will cease all shipments of goods to the USA, weakening the USA with supply-chain disruptions, before “festivities” start over Taiwan.  They may- at the same time- repudiate the dollar, which would (again) erode confidence in it as the worlds’ reserve currency.  
  5. Since all of the BRICS+ nations have been trading their US dollars for physical gold, there will come a time when pretty much all of the dollars held by the other countries will have been converted to gold (at prices artificially suppressed by the US government), at which point the international repudiation of the dollar will commence., and then it’ll be “game over.”

One economist I was watching stated the dollar will be done when people no longer have faith in it.  They may come as a results of bank-runs and financial collapse, it may come via war, as China and Russia go kinetic against the USA and all the other countries stuck in the Western financial Ponzi scheme, or it may be something which we haven’t even considered.

The full impacts of this economic collapse will be brutal, especially so on the Western countries who’ve lived under the thrall of the fiat-banking systems for the past 200 years.  The price to be paid, in my opinion, will end Western civilization as we know it. 

Those people who specialized in liberal-arts degrees, enjoy arguing the merits of “democratic socialism” versus “national socialism,” are “woke,” believe a man can- through sheer willpower- transform into a woman, or vice versa…  Those people who “identify” as whatever ridiculous demographic of the day, or have an entitlement mindset and believe in “white privilege,” all of the people who take their kids to LGBTQXYZ++<> “pride” events, are doomed to become worm-food, prematurely. 

Life is going to be tough, and people who are demonstrably weak-willed sheep will be slaughtered pretty much out of hand.  They lack the mental fortitude to stand up for anything, and will be unable to save themselves, much less civilization.

Something to keep in mind, is that the Western countries- members of the EU, NATO, Japan and the UK- all use fiat-money systems, yet they produce nothing of consequence.  All told they make up a population of ~1 billion people; the other 7 billion people are represented by the BRICS+ countries.  So it’s simply a matter of time, before this happens.  Something we always assume, is that China will absolutely INSIST on being the new worlds’ reserve currency…  but that isn’t actually needed.  They just need to make sure the dollar isn’t it, and that would be enough.  Nobody will switch to the Euro or the GBP or the Yen, because they’re all worthless, too.  

Some unambiguous signals that the Shit has truly Hit The Fan, are:

  • The FDIC has no more funds to insure banks accounts, and the Federal Goverment is unable to recapitalize the FDIC (for whatever reason)
  • The first “too big to fail” bank does fail, and the government cannot stop it with whatever tools they have available (this includes international banks such as Credit Suisse)
  • China halts all exports to the USA.
  • China, India or Saudi Arabia repudiate the use of the dollar for international trade.
  • Germany leaves the EU and/or NATO.
  • The US mint stops all sales of gold to private buyers.
  • The US government declares “martial law” in the USA.
  • The US government activates the National Emergencies executive orders where they take over everything, and the citizens are now slaves.

Keep watch…  and keep preparing.

Written by Capitalist Eric

March 15, 2023 at 7:51 pm

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  1. Thank you for the intel and insight.

    I had been ignoring the China-Taiwan tensions.

    I now realize the impending danger of my ignorance.


    March 15, 2023 at 8:23 pm

  2. Unseen typo: [The bane of my existence, I commiserate]:
    The first “to big to fail” bank does fail

    Matt Bracken

    March 16, 2023 at 9:28 am

  3. In addition, throw in the long lasting effects of the bio weapon clot shot on the various populations of the world.

    Michael @igotspurs

    March 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm

  4. […] Guest Post by Capitalist Eric […]

  5. Federal Government is unable to recapitalize the FDIC, but Janet Yellen and FJB can fund Ukraine!

    Bigus Macus

    March 16, 2023 at 3:01 pm

  6. A sound judgement based on economic failure due to pillaging and greed of a NATIONS ” representatives”, very well executed!

    Soo Meh

    March 16, 2023 at 10:10 pm

  7. So as far as investments go, if US dollars will simply be thrown in the streets, what can any private individual do? I can guarantee you the majority of the public will not have hidden pieces of gold or silver in their closets and under their beds… What is the alternate currency?


    March 17, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    • IF we agree the dollar is doomed to collapse… in other words, revert to its intrinsic value of a scrap of paper, then alternatives will- MUST- come into play. On the downward slide, though, people will continue to use dollars only so long as there is some perceived value in them. Once that is gone, they’ll be confetti in the streets.

      The replacement- if we’re lucky- will be the currency of some other country. If we’re not lucky, it’ll be barter, or trade for alternative forms of accepted currency, such as ammunition…. or barter. Those who have gold and silver will be at the top of the financial ladder, and barter at the bottom (assuming a person has something of value to trade, whether in goods or services). That’s my best guess…

      Capitalist Eric

      March 18, 2023 at 11:52 am

  8. All your facts are pushing the US to nukes…”when all else fail they take you to war” and it has been said by many pundits lately! Russia has prepared for kukes and the echoes from Russian leaders are not very optimistic!


    March 18, 2023 at 9:32 am

  9. You mention martial law being declared. I contend that martial law HAS been declared with all the Covid lockdowns and restrictions, despite them having been attenuated in their intensity and/or enforcement.

    Sun Rabbit

    March 18, 2023 at 9:49 am

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  11. Not a pretty picture. Seems the chickens are coming home to roost. The U.S. was never the good guy. We’ve been exploiting people and stealing other countries shit for a long time. The only thing we were really good at was starting wars with weaker countries and we can’t even do that now.


    March 18, 2023 at 7:16 pm

  12. […] signals that the Shit has truly Hit The Fan, are listed below. This is from a good article Not Much Time Left… by Capitalist Eric (Not to be confused with […]

  13. I’m pretty sure this guy gets much wrong. I study economics and geopolitics quite a bit. Makes good doom porn but this is going to have a softer edge to it.


    March 19, 2023 at 6:53 pm

  14. as the dollar loses value … normies realize reality…..and rush to acquire metals and preps, and the price skyrockets , would that not be the ONE tell for the immediacy of the crash..?… I see it , nothing can hold together once that begins…saying this as a question, because I have predicted the end for years..and nothing ever came of it so I almost don’t trust my instincts anymore.


    March 19, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    • This is one of those puzzles that I can’t get a solid answer on. As long as the dollar is intact (especially as the world’s reserve currency), .gov will be able to suppress PM prices. But, when either the dollar is repudiated OR the commercial metals exchanges run out of inventory as the rest of the world trades in worthless US treasury bills for GOLD… unless one of those things happen, it will stay relatively stable, with prices inching higher. But when either event happens, there will be a mad dash to PMs, and then there will be a bombshell as the issue of paper-to-physical ounces comes to light.

      I’ll write more on this soon. For now, the ONLY thing I’ll say is “get as much gold and silver as can, as FAST AS YOU CAN.” PMs are real money, everything else is bullshit.

      Capitalist Eric

      March 19, 2023 at 9:16 pm

      • Thanks……..yup I agree…acquire while the acquiring is good !


        March 20, 2023 at 10:00 am

  15. ” Frankly, I’m surprised we’ve made it this far. “My dad who died 9 years ago and was big in thr finance world till he quit due to realizing so much was a scheme said that decades back again and again..

    I also do ot know when it will happen but feel it will hit quickly like a light switch.

    The best one can do is use dollars to prep and use your mind to learn new skills/sharpen skills you have of value.Hopefully folks have like minded people they can work with that they know and trust(takes many years to build these long term relationships).

    I for a long time have lived the enjoy the day while prepping for tomorrow plan,time will tell if it helps.


    March 19, 2023 at 7:15 pm

  16. […] Emergencies executive orders where they take over everything, and the citizens are now slaves.  &nbsp; […]

  17. Haven’t seen this much claptrap since I worked in INR.

    Rich Collins

    March 19, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    • If you have data to contradict my opinions, then please step up. I’m always open to new analyses, provided there’s some data to support them.

      Capitalist Eric

      March 19, 2023 at 9:20 pm

  18. […] Emergencies executive orders where they take over everything, and the citizens are now slaves.  &nbsp; […]

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  20. […] Emergencies executive orders where they take over everything, and the citizens are now slaves.  &nbsp; […]

  21. Wait wait hold up
    (from )
    where you explain that covid has a 27% death rate

    For those following at home, covid death rates maxed out at 2%; once the variants got going, they dropped and kept dropping.


    (from )
    where you explain that “the total collapse of the dollar is imminent, within weeks to months”

    For those following at home, the dollar has gotten notably stronger over the course of the past year. And note my comment at the time: “I’ll make a prediction of my own: next year, we’ll still be using the dollar, most prices will have increased but not doubled, and you’ll refuse to admit you were wrong.” Unlike Eric, I am not afraid to stand behind my predictions, and unlike Eric, my predictions hold up.

    And now “the russkies are gonna start fighting FOR REAL any minute now, guys! any … minute … now!”

    Yeah, okay, we’re done here.

    Note that people such as CA/WRSA who link to this stuff – ALL these links came to me via WRSA – and are incapable of comprehending or noticing the doublethink contradictions from one month to the next, are not people whose judgement on anything should be trusted.

    This one is archived here: For the record, I predict 1) some further inflation but no hyperinflation, 2) Russia will make no further meaningful territorial gains against Ukraine, 3) Ukraine will make territorial gains ranging from marginal – a few villages – to everything-except-Crimea, 4) China will not do a goddamned thing about Taiwan.

    Again, let’s stop by in a year and see how well all the predictions hold up, shall we?


    March 20, 2023 at 11:02 am

    • Ooooooooh, you GOT ME!!!!


      There was a follow-up post where I addressed the fake numbers and data manipulation, that suckered me along with many others (as detailed at

      Your “gotcha'” shtick is wearing thin.

      As to the rest of your points…? We’ll see. If you’re right, nothing will have much changed, and I’ll continue to grow my business. If I’m right, we’re as prepared as we can reasonably be, and we’ll get through ok, while you’ll be wiped out because you were stupid, and put your head in the sand (like most Americans).

      Either way I don’t give a shit what you think. Have something more solid in future comments or I’ll just trash your emails for wasting my time.

      Capitalist Eric

      March 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm

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