They Warned Us That There Would Be A Collapse Of Civilization In Our Generation, And They Were Right

by | Jul 15, 2021 | Headline News | 18 comments

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

    Even some of our brightest scientific minds are projecting that there is absolutely no positive future for our civilization if we stay on our current course.  Perhaps one of the reasons why our society has become so obsessed with short-term results is because most of us can’t bear to think about the long-term consequences of our actions.  I have a website that focuses on “economic collapse”, but it isn’t just the economy that is headed for catastrophe.

    Virtually every aspect of our society is coming apart at the seams all around us, and the era that we are moving into will be more nightmarish than most people would dare to imagine.  But our political leaders continue to insist that everything is going to work out just fine somehow, and most people choose to believe them.

    This week, an old MIT study from 1972 that projected that our civilization will collapse at some point during the 21st century made headlines on several major news sites…

    In 1972, a team of MIT scientists got together to study the risks of civilizational collapse. Their system dynamics model published by the Club of Rome identified impending ‘limits to growth’ (LtG) that meant industrial civilization was on track to collapse sometime within the 21st century, due to overexploitation of planetary resources.

    In particular, the study identified a period of time “around 2040” when societal collapse would be very likely…

    The study was published in the Yale Journal of Industrial Ecology in November 2020 and is available on the KPMG website. It concludes that the current business-as-usual trajectory of global civilization is heading toward the terminal decline of economic growth within the coming decade—and at worst, could trigger societal collapse by around 2040.

    Of course, events are not going to transpire exactly as they foresaw, but as far as the big picture is concerned they were right on the money.

    Our society is now in the process of collapsing all around us, and you can see evidence of this everywhere that you look.

    This week, civil unrest is causing widespread chaos in the streets in CubaSouth AfricaBeirut, and Paris.  We have entered a period of time when it seems like people are perpetually angry, and the wild scenes that are playing out around the globe are absolutely shocking.

    Here in the United States, we are in the midst of a crazy crime wave.  Murder rates in our major cities rose by an average of 30 percent in 2020, and they are up another 24 percent so far in 2021.  Extreme violence has become a way of life in many of our largest metropolitan areas, and this is particularly true in the city of Chicago

    A Chicago rapper died after suffering as many as 64 bullet wounds to his head and other parts of his body in what police are calling an ambush shooting just as he was released from jail.

    Londre Sylvester, 31, who is known by his stage name KTS Dre, was one of three people who were shot just outside Cook County Jail in the Little Village section of Chicago on Saturday.

    Chicago police seem powerless to stop the endless violence, but of course the same could be said about many other police departments around the country.

    The streets of our biggest cities are becoming war zones, and what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.

    Meanwhile, we are dealing with the worst epidemic of illegal drugs in our history.  If you can believe it, drug overdose deaths were up nearly 30 percent last year…

    Drug-overdose deaths in the U.S. surged nearly 30% in 2020, the tragic result of a deadlier supply and the destabilizing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to preliminary federal data and public health officials.

    The estimated 93,331 deaths from drug overdoses last year, a record high, represent the sharpest annual increase in at least three decades, and compare with an estimated toll of 72,151 deaths in 2019, according to provisional overdose-drug data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Drug overdose deaths were already at an all-time high coming into 2020.

    So for the number of deaths to rise 30 percent above that level in just one year is really, really tragic.

    At the same time, our system of public education continues to rapidly deteriorate.

    Earlier today, I was shocked to learn that 41 percent of all high school students in Baltimore have a grade point average that is below 1.0

    Project Baltimore obtained a chart assembled by Baltimore City Schools. The chart shows the average GPA for every high school grade in the city – freshman through senior. In the first three quarters of this past school year, according to the chart, 41% of all Baltimore City high school students, earned below a 1.0 grade point average. In other words, nearly half of the 20,500 public high school students in Baltimore earned less than a D average.

    “It’s heartbreaking,” said Patterson. “If almost half of our kids are failing, what options do they have after high school? This is really disheartening. It’s sad to see this.”

    I don’t just want to single out Baltimore, because that isn’t fair.

    All across this once great country of ours, public schools are completely and utterly failing our kids.  The vast majority of our high school graduates cannot read, write or speak coherently, and that simply should not be happening in the wealthiest nation on the entire planet.

    Switching gears, authorities up in Canada are dealing with a different form of social decay.  For years, I have been warning that Christians in the western world would soon face the same sort of extreme persecution that Christians in other parts of the globe are forced to endure, and now it is starting to happen.

    In recent weeks, individuals that are apparently motivated by a deep hatred for Christians have been setting churches on fire all over Canada

    Terrorists are attacking and burning down churches across Canada with impunity.

    It’s a reality most Canadians only thought possible for Middle Eastern countries like Syria, where ISIS has bombarded and razed dozens of Christian heritage sites in the name of Islam.

    We haven’t seen anything quite like this before.  According to Keean Bexte, a total of 45 Canadian churches have been burned just since the beginning of June

    The Counter Signal has kept a close eye on these terrorist attacks, reporting on the scene just hours after a fire in a refugee church.

    Our information shows that since June, there have been 45 attacks on Christian and mainly Roman Catholic congregations. Of those, 17 of them have been scorched or burnt to a crisp in suspicious circumstances.

    The corporate media should accept responsibility for their role in provoking these attacks.

    For years, the corporate media has been relentlessly demonizing conservative Christians, and churches are the most visible symbols of conservative Christian culture in our society.

    As the corporate media continues to blame conservative Christians for society’s ills, it is inevitable that there will be more attacks on churches in the future.

    But of course there will be more violence everywhere around us as our society continues to steadily unravel.

    I have never seen as much anger, frustration and hate as I am seeing right now, and there is no future for a society in which virtually everyone is filled with rage.

    The years ahead are going to be extremely chaotic, and I would suggest that you plan accordingly.

    ***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

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      1. I’m not living fighting for my survival daily. If it comes to that I’m out you can have all my stuff.

      2. There is some good news in that women have made great strides in the last 40 years. In several surveys there are now more women committing adultery than men. The average woman has more sexual partners than the average man, and there are as many women with venereal diseases as men. There are likely more female drug abusers than men based on compilations of arrests, and several reports state young women are abusing alcohol at higher rates than men. More and more women are complaining about the stress of working, or believe their jobs are not fulfilling, and want to leave their jobs but have no alternatives. Women are complaining all across the US they cannot find a husband, but haven’t they’ve been saying again and again don’t need a man. Survey after survey bears out most men now today don’t want to be married anyway.
        A curious fact is that women have achieved those things they claimed they wanted, and yet a study claims they are unhappier than previous generations of women. This can’t be true, women have achieved equality.

      3. Hello! it’s the Club of Rome! It’s a todo list not a warning

      4. People bought into the right/left, red/blue, Democrat/Republican paradigm, when there was no real difference in the people set on the destruction of civilization. The rich and powerful want reduce the world population drastically and enslave those that are left. Yet they may be the first victims of what they have wrought, when people actually start figuring it out.

      5. We were founded on our faith in Christianity and God and grew strong and prosperous as a result of it.

        So we turn our backs to God now, even outlawing his worship and laws, and this is what we get in return.

        Not that anyone will ever admit it, but you can bet that pointing it or living by Christian standards will be considered vile, hateful, and even outlawed in the public forum with fines and jail sentences given to those that do.

        This isn’t speculation or a prediction, you can read it in the daily news reports.

        There is no way to change this, the final battle on Earth is rapidly approaching.

      6. The Demonrat corrupt political party, famous for KKK associations, Tammany Hall in NYC, the Daley machine in Chicago, is trying to enshrine permanent Demonrat governance. Consistent with past corruption, they are in the process of passing legislation to guarantee ELECTION-THEFT forever. What is wrong with voter ID? The answer should not be the LIE that it is too hard to acquire. What is wrong with verification of identity & address to ascertain a voter is eligible?

        Of course society is at risk – with cretins like this running our country & many others.

        • cr asks, “What is wrong with voter ID?”

          imhblo, they would rather ID you with the vaccine.

          Whether you choose the blue left or red right door, you get the same prize.

          • Darth Skippy, my post was meant to be a criticism of the “party system” we have in the USA. The current powerhouse is in the process of enshrining their brand of governance forever – NO DISSENT. I didn’t place my life in danger as a young man (in the U.S. Military) to promote some kind of national tyranny.

            Our Founders were predominantly against “party system” governance. Look at the mess they have created today.

      7. I have zero sympathy for Americans.
        We have allowed the socialist and looney left to take control.
        We have turned our backs on GOD and our countries founders.
        GOD has warned us and so did our founders- We just happen to be arrogantly stupid.

        • ^this

      8. The Sovereignty of God

        God unilaterally makes the rules for He is the Sovereign Judge of all the earth and His creation.

        Now let me ask this…Do you fear man….? do you fear death….? read on to know Whom to fear!

        Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…

        do I fear what is happening, no not all, for I know it is the will of the Lord. The Lord is the One who is Sovereign and He is the One who brings about all things. The written word of God is His revealed will, yet He does have a secret will that we cannot know until things unfold and we see for our own eyes what God is doing…and yes this is of God, whether you want to accept that or not makes no difference to me.

        Can we use scripture to back up my claims…?

        lets start with 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.

        We are to learn from all scripture….now lets turn to the book of Acts and the book of Job:

        Acts 17:26 and He made from one man, every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined [their] appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation.

        Job 12:23 “He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.

        Both these verse, from the OT and NT back up what each says…so we see we can learn from the OT and the NT alike…

        Are we something to God?…God needs nothing from us…for these words in Isaiah speaks this truth.

        Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before Him are as nothing ; and they are counted to Him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto Him? (Isa 40:15-18).

        How vastly different is the God of Scripture from the “god” of the average pulpit preached today!

        The preachers of today are modern day Pharisees, they fill your ears with lies and tell you how good you are to keep the dollars following in…

        leave the 501c3 church building and see for yourself that the Lord is God.

        I always speak the hard verse that people don’t want to hear, yet God did not save me to only give half of Him, I preach the full counsel of the word of God, I leave nothing out…I do not sugar coat, for sugar coated preaching is dangerous to the soul.

        Today we hear about the Love of God and yes we should for the epitome of Love is God for God is Love…yet the other side is the wrath of God and the indignation of God…yet all we hear today is the Love of God, which the devil has crept in the buildings to deceive even the elect.

        Just a few scriptures from the Old and New Testament to ponder on.

        Isaiah 45:7 The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.

        Amos 9:10 “All the sinners of My people will die by the sword, Those who say, ‘The calamity will not overtake or confront us.’

        Amos 3:6-7 6 If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
        7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.

        Psalm 9:17 The wicked will return to hell, Even all the nations who forget God.

        John 3:18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

        (the pastors of today want to preach John 3:16, but never get to John 3:18 for it does not suit their agenda)

        John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

        Hebrews 10:26-31 26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

        James 4:4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

        We are on the cusp of all out chaos / calamity. yet these time were spoken of long ago in the Holy Writ, the very word of God, the Son of God, God the Son said these days would come like birth pains upon a woman…they will begin slowly and then increase with intensity over time. God is angry and His patience has worn thin and judgment is coming upon us.

        My point of this is to show God is the One who is in charge…like it or not. He will bring about His plan for it was spoken long before the foundation of the world was ever laid….and no man can or will ever stop it…for the Lord God sits in the heavens and does as He pleases.

        To the true born again Christian, this should be comforting for we are in the palm of the hand of Jesus and His hand is wrapped by the Hand of the Father and no one can pluck us from His hand and when we die and all will die one day, we will be ushered in to glory with the society of saints….

        and for those who don’t know Christ as Lord and Savior, well you to will one day die and it will be a differnt outcome for you will be cast into the Lake of fire burning with brimstone….Confess now that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart He was raised from the grave and be saved for the one who believes will not be disappointed.

        I’ll leave you with the words of the beloved Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.

        Luke 12:5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He (GOD) has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

        Receive Christ now and fear not.

        Confess Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart He was raised from the grave and be saved from eternal suffering and torment.

        Praise be to GOD, One in Three, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, to Him be the glory forevermore. in the precious name of Jesus, amen.

      9. Plan all you want.

        In the not so distant future, you will look back and think “What a strange time that was”.

        Then you will rise up from your crouch, pick up your machete, and make your way through the wasteland taking care to keep to the undergrowth to avoid the cannibal scavengers.

        The Golden Rule works well when times are good. When you are starving, there are no morals.

      10. I have a simple rule: if your culture has never built a multi generational civilisation then you shouldn’t be allowed to migrate to the West.

        Chinese yes, Mongols yes, Koreans yes; Guinea Biseau no, Nigeria no, Equitoreal Guinea no.

      11. Bet they didn’t factor in a whole lot of things they didn’t see coming. Like diseases coming out of a lab intentionally. So I say we are already in the midst of the end, day by day and hour by hour they push that shot for everyone is to kill off as many as they can while they can. They know that if too many are alive they can turn on them and kill them off for killing their family and friends. It’s why they are so exaggerated about getting that shot and lying about everything to get that poison in your arm. They know you are one less they have to worry about when the bodies start hitting the floor and those of us alive start to head hunt the politicians, media and anyone else we suspect had something to do with this mass culling. Just perusing the web and listening to talking heads and other sources it looks like to me this September will be a dark one and the starting of the long dark winter Biden told us about ahead of time.

      12. All by design.

      13. Maybe the Catholic Churches are burning themselves down, since they are losing attendance and need to consolidate while collecting insurance money to make bailouts for bad financial decisions and legal settlements.

      14. Are these things named after each other?

        H.R. 1619: The Hate Flag Act of 2021
        “Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2021”
        (In public discourse, Pink Floyd’s “Free Bird” song on the 4th of July were considered racist dog whistles, so would be replaced with a black national anthem on Juneteenth and in their favorite sportsball venues.)

        Project1619 said, “Silence is complicity. We encourage you to step up, speak up, stand up and kneel for social and racial justice in America.”
        [When harassed in public for a Maoist struggle session.]

        I can’t see any operational differences between activist “anti-racism” (sic) and reverse racism. Rodney King asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” Not according to sjw-ism, because “silence is complicity.”

        H.R.6666 – COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
        Cataloging everyone (and their possessions), for their health. Wealth is a demographic.

        H.R.666 – Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2021
        “This bill establishes within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a National Center on Antiracism and Health and a law enforcement violence prevention program.”

        It is considered rude and sensationalist, to say “white replacement” or “great replacement”, when anti-racism is synonymous, accomplishes the same goals, using the same methods. But, I will theorize further. If it comes down to internal displacement and internment of WASP, masculinist, conservatives — learn from historical relocations — I think that replacement demographics are going to be moved into your houses and will be documented. You will be put in their dog kennels and be unpersoned.

      15. The reason Canadian (mostly Roman Catholic) churches are getting burnt is because of recently found unmarked graves of hundreds of residential school first nation children. The cheap ass churches couldn’t be bothered to even mark or record the graves of the children going back since 1870’s to the 1980’s. That’s why the churches in Canada are getting attacked!!!

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