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If things continue deteriorating as they are right now, Americans could easily find themselves locked in a battle for survival the likes of which have not been seen since colonial times.

July 22, 2011 – If things continue deteriorating as they are right now, Americans could easily find themselves locked in a battle for survival the likes of which have not been seen since colonial times. Sociologists tell us that it would take astonishingly little time for our society to crumble once the survival instinct kicks in, and the possibility that we will find ourselves in such a position is far from remote.

Unfortunately, most Americans go on about their daily routines ignoring the warning signs all around them. By sheer force of will we convince ourselves that it cannot happen here. It is almost as if we have willed reason out of our lives.

“Whether the US defaults or not, gold is meaningless. Euros have value; all currencies have value. Any value gold has is purely an illusion.” That comment posted in response to an equally idiotic opinion by Paul Krugman in the NY Times Opinion underscores the prevailing disconnect between what we perceive and harsh reality. The single greatest threat to our way of life isn’t some illusion about the worth of gold and silver, it is the illusion that fiat monies will survive indefinitely.

Americans greatly overestimate their ability to survive under the harshest of conditions. The truth is that very few of us are capable of growing the food we need to sustain ourselves. Even fewer could make it through just a few nights of subzero temperatures without modern comforts, let alone through a long winter. We fancy ourselves to be crafty innovators, but are you really capable of being a real MacGyver?

Park your car, shut off the electricity, and try to get by without making any trips to any stores for just one week. Now stretch the thought out over a year or more. How likely would that scenario have to be to move you to take precautionary measures?

Many, to be sure, would have to be convinced beyond doubt that such a situation was probable before taking action. There is little hope for their survival, just like those who get caught off guard year after year by floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

But most of us find taking prudent measures to avert catastrophe to be worth the time and effort. It doesn’t take all that much of either to stockpile food and water, even sufficient quantities to last a year or two. And it is even easier to secure our wealth – all it takes is build up a substantial reserve of gold and silver bullion.

Shannon King

Senior Staff Writer – GoldSilver.org

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