Turning Off the Tap: Population Reduction Through Designed Economic Collapse

by | Feb 28, 2011 | Headline News | 43 comments

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    This article is written by John Galt and was published via Activist Post

    In case you haven’t noticed, the great culling of humanity is taking place right now.  Unfortunately, preparation needs to begin for two gloomy scenarios: slow economic collapse, or catastrophic demolition.

    According to the elite’s own admission, Corporation Earth is bankrupt and bloated and must be downsized.  In other words, that which mathematically cannot continue, will not continue; and it’s time to cut the fat.

    Banksters and the oil cartel appear to be taking the lead to bring about the final phase of a long-range plan.  Wall Street is driving up prices for essentials like food and energy to the breaking point, which is shaking every nation on earth to its core.  The effect of such manipulation seems destined to lead toward a severe reduction in numbers of the human population, and a tightening of control over those who remain.

    Even strong developing nations with economic surpluses like China and India are faltering in the face of such manipulated increases. Regions ill-equipped to cope with food shortages, but are oil-rich, like Northern Africa and the Middle East are quickly destabilizing as a result.  Meanwhile, America has a record amount of citizens on food assistance amidst worsening unemployment.

    This economic wrecking ball is having a devastating global effect.

    The oil and Wall Street powers seem satisfied to allow the civil unrest to spread in order to feed their greed for higher oil prices and resulting control.  Surely they recognize that higher oil prices will suck the remaining wealth out of the poor and middle classes around the world.  This scenario will obviously cause starvation, illness, and other life-shortening effects, as increasing numbers join the ranks of the poor . . . and the poor have no where else to go.

    It appears that there is no stopping this scenario unless the human tribe finds solidarity of purpose in defeating the very system that has offered only two horrible scenarios.  Incidentally, the escalating global unrest is the fallout, which may have triggered such revolutionary times. The summer and autumn austerity revolts throughout Europe now have spread to oppressed Arab countries, and are being hinted at in the streets of Wisconsin and elsewhere in a formerly asleep America.

    We must assume, however, that the ruling class has contingency plans for dealing with organic protests resulting from their economic hitman schemes. The dilemma for those in the human tribe who understand the purpose of these manufactured events (culling and control) is to determine whether a slow economic destruction is actually any better than rapid collapse for creating a more just and free society.

    Many will say there may still be more than two ways forward if enough people wake up quickly enough, but the elite control the tap of resources (life) and they will simply turn off the switch if they are truly threatened by other possibilities.  Incidentally, it’s this very tap of money, oil, and food that is already being restricted to create this depression cycle.  Thus, they are certainly capable of a complete switch-off that would result in a rapid collapse of resource delivery systems, while the world is becoming incrementally poorer due to their economic policy decisions.

    So what is the endgame?

    Complete collapse might cause immediate solidarity in communities out of sheer necessity to cooperate, which appears to present an opportunity to start over and rebuild at the local level during the period when the centralized control system will be in crisis mode. Yet, a catastrophic collapse will indeed accomplish the controllers’ goal of rapid depopulation through starvation and civil unrest, as vital goods will likely disappear almost immediately, especially from mega-cities.

    It seems that a slow demolition approach allows more time to educate, prepare, and propose a better way forward for society.  In turn, it gives the controllers more time to situate their chess pieces and set up the high-tech control grid.

    Indeed, there will be pain and suffering in both inevitable scenarios.  For those on the side of humanity, a slow demolition might be preferable, as truth will always win if given enough time to reach those who are open to it.  And yet, nothing is more likely to wake people up en masse than a total shutdown.

    Regardless, we should seize the opportunity today to prepare people for these inevitable realities, and join forces to propose a new way forward.

    Please tell us your thoughts on surviving the economic collapse and ideas for rebuilding a better society when the control system falls . . . .

    This article is written by John Galt and was published via Activist Post


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      1. one thing that has never been explained – why is it that we’ve been “allowed” to OVERpopulate IF there is a “planned depopulation” in the works? that makes no sense to me. can ANYONE explain that??

        • A very good question I have asked many times… my best guess is that they needed this explosive economy for about 100 years to build up their power and control. Also, the greed in the oil and banking cartel was insatiable – so it went overboard on the false growth paradigm – brainwashing people to think that a healthy economy was a ‘growing’ economy – this is completely false. The GDP only measures certain things, but it does not truly measure economic and societal health- check out this instead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_progress_indicator

          i could go on, but I’m busy…trust me, everything you know is wrong… start there and then start figuring out what the heck is going on, you’ll be better off than grasping onto your old false ideas from your propaganda induced hypnosis. good luck and please – buy some food and store it!!!

      2. They needed the ignorant to vote for the crooks and use them as slaves to bleed the fiat back to the masters so they could repurchase the PM’s that they manipulated back for paper before the next world war.

      3. Because sex with the opposite sex behind closed doors sometimes leads to kids.

      4. Sketch:  if we overpopulate with millions of very poorly educated illegals from south of the border, we will have a majority of the population that will tend to be totally subservient to the elites.  Texas, for one, will cease to be a majority native American state within 2 decades.

      5. If you need to better understand this particular issue, just watch “Collapse.”


      6. Comments…..My last semester in high school back in 1972 we were required to take a Family Living class. Fact then: in every society there has always been built in a population dynamic control system. When things became austere, birth rates went down. Good times brought on population increases. Perhaps we as a population have been ignoring the red flags for a long time comming. In America the ignore – ance has given rise to our welfare sub-society. In this regard, we have been overpopulating. But this does not explain the unsustaining population explosions in other parts of the world. My guess is parents are so desparate to get sucessful copies of their genes into the next generation, they hedge their bets like a grasshopper reproducing. They get as many copies as they can and hope one, at least will become sucessful. Today it is up for debate if we do or don’t have too many humans populating the planet. No debate as to too many greedy humans, though.

      7. Sounds to me it’s all about the money (which is loosely defined now days) which requires real work (with a little luck) to dig out of the ground to support economic growth, unless you live in LA LA Land.  Real wealth starts with digging it out of the ground or growing it because Adam messed up when he listened to Eve.

      8. A quick collapse is the best bet for the PTB. It more or less paralyzes all of the opposition while leaving a fair part of infrastructure intact for them to reclaim when the dust settles.

        Reread the last chapter of “War of the Worlds” by Wells, when the royals and high and mighty return from their exile in France to reclaim everything. There is no mention of reward or redemption for anyone who stayed in England and fought the Martians.
        That scenario played a million times in the past and will repeat many times more in the future.

      9. Exponential human population growth with its commensurate demand upon limited resources dictates that this outcome is inevitable — whether by design and dictate instituted by elitists, or as a result of natural law dictated by mathematics and biology.
        In this particular regard the elitists are no more moral or immoral than Mother Nature herself.
        The only relevant question for consideration and debate is, who are to be the one billion that survive.

      10. I will do my level best to be a part of the surviving team. I truly hope that it is a slow degeneration so that some of the others will be afforded the time to educate themselves. Those who miss this boat, this last chance…are done.


      12. Cave Man, you hit the nail right on the head!,The world banking cartel has been squeezing all the worlds riches like a sponge. Step one, take away all the money,… Step two take away the ability to make any money,… Step three,make it a crime to own any form of of real money, IE, PM’s….Without the ability to have purchasing power you starve!

      13. Never get off of the boat, there’s tigers out there.  This time might be different instead of just majority of young men dying in a world war/undeclared wars and women being able to re-populate.

      14. No, Dewalt cordless hammer screwed driver with a train load of tapcon screws and an endless supply of 18 volt batteries.

      15. Ironically, even the puppet masters have puppet masters. And events beyond human control will one day extinguish us all.
        In the meantime, the Powers That Be will continue to manipulate the masses for their benefit as long as they remain in control. After that, only those who are in good health, and have been preparing for hard times, will experience what lays ahead. In my humble opinion.
        Gear Up & Good Luck

      16. Dont worry, QE3 is on its way,I will fix everything for my banking friends and for all you survivalists we have camp FEMA with all your favorite gmo fixings.Just breathe in the fine chemtrail air and turn in all your PMs and guns.


           The problem with this thesis is that it is based upon the myth of “over-population.”

           I thought that myth had been de-bunked as early as the 1980s, but I suppose if you spend enough time in the government indoctrination camps (i.e., college or university life), you come out thinking such sophisms make you feel enlightened.

           The reality is that the damaged critical thinking skills (an oxymoron, really) of the average college student does not permit subtle distinction, and thus poverty is synonomous with over-population, whereas the two are entirely distinct.

           For example, if Mugabe chooses to withold food from starving Zimbabwe citizens, and the UN and Red Cross are there to film starving people with flies on their heads, does it necessarily follow that the world is over-populated???

           Or again, if I watch commercials appealing for aid to starving Ethiopians in the 1980’s, why would a sharp intellect equate famine (i.e., the cause of Ethiopian distress) with over-population???

           Answer: Because the contraceptionists and abortionists want you to, and seize upon your stupity to equate the two to further their agenda.

           Moral: Only a dummy still believes in over-population (or an evil person with an agenda to push).

      18. Good news, we’ve suspended 40 B (Billion) of our money from the Great Libyan Leader and thunder thighs has spoken.  We are paying top dollar for his where about and NATO (U.S.) in on the way.  Saudi is paying all of their peons $1500 so I can afford more preps in food.  Who wants to be a Dem & hide in Illinoise anyway?

      19. Comments…..Damn laptop, sorry for the first empty post, damn shift button and enter button too close. Anyhow, they needed all of us to burn their fuel(product) so they could make their fortunes. Best to all, keep your powder dry and nose into the wind and if’n we don’t meet here, hope to meet you on the other side.

      20. My boat is over populated with 4.

      21. You do me proud Charle Sheen!  Twin neighbors in DD to you.  Go for the breast meat and oysters flying the bald eagle.

      22. If the Elite had a unified effective plan with no infighting, the “end game” would have already happened; I have studied globalism for 35 years.  Same goes for patriots, as they don’t have a unified organized/effective plan of action to regain freedoms lost.  It’s like both “sides” are gridlocked via infighting, divisions.   In a short time, one side will see victory and the other, total losers.  Massive culling either in warfare, disease, or lack of resources for daily living will drastically reduce population.

      23. I saw that movie Tom …. with Humphrey Bogart! 🙂

      24. I didn’t know People were calling for “Peak Oil” since 1956, it’s never mentioned by those who write about it.

        Few things are inevitable.
        This video does a pretty good job showing how many problems are not about resource availability or exponential human population growth with its commensurate demand upon limited resources:

        <object style=”height: 390px; width: 640px”><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AcWkN4ngR2Y?version=3″><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always”><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AcWkN4ngR2Y?version=3″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always” width=”640″ height=”390″></object>

        Also, how come some People think “Illegals” will be totally subservient to the elites? In many ways, including the very fact that they are considered illegal, they seem pretty independent to me.

      25. Comments…..I pulled my IRA out of the market at a good time in Jan. and have it in the IRA money market. I have a chunck at home
        in silver. What can I put the IRA money in to keep it from deflating
        when the dollar drops in a crisis? Ideally reversible if things remarkably
        turn around and I can reenter the market. Gramadoc

        Tom..by boat’s just got the Dh and I…can truthfully say with the picture painted…I’m not so sad.

      27. World population was about 500 million before cheap oil, now 7 billion, and as cheap oil ends, going back to 500 million.  The PTB know this, as does anyone with more than half a brain.  They simply have the resources to make sure them and theirs are part of those that make it.
        Wife and I also took some of those high school classes in the late 60’s…..and listened.   One of the reasons we have no children, who will inherit the problems coming.
        Want to join the PTB ?   Start living a more self sustaining lifestyle where you, and yours, depend less and less out systems outside your control that keep you living.

      28. Basic biology.
        1. Greed is good.
        2. Individuals within each specie compete for limited resources.
        3. Competition weeds out the weak and unproductive.
        4. You are reading this because of items 1-3

        Example: A given environment will only produce a certain amount of resources. Each individual that depends on those resources must compete to get enough for survival. A daily expenditure of 3000 calories requires an intake of close to 3300 calories due to conversion losses. If an individual only acquires the minimum required each day, then that individual must compete every day just to break even. Weather and seasonal variability alters the quantity of resources available on as quick as a daily basis. For long-term survival, the individual MUST acquire a surplus large enough to cover the lack of resources during inclement weather and seasonal die-backs of the resource. In order to acquire a surplus, the individual MUST gather more than their daily needs, ergo greed.

        But, Bob only needs 2200 calories. So if there is only 4000 calories worth of resources available, who gets the resource? In real biology, it goes to the most productive. Early bird gets the worm.

        Extended failures to acquire the required resources results in early death.

        Money is just a labor credit. It represents labor expended. Debt is NOT money. Not all labor has the same value.

        Just who the hell is anyone to tell me how much is enough? The average citizen has less than 1 weeks supply of food. Is this enough? Says who?

        Folks the reality is simple. Greed and productivity are what got each and every one of us to this stage in our lives. Had our ancestors failed, our genetic line would have died off thousands of generations ago.

        The so-called elite or master-class that everyone rails against are either the most productive or the most economic. Productivity leads to income. Economic minimizes out-go. If income exceeds out-go, no matter the scale, wealth is accumulated. The wealth is survival, be it in currency of the day, food and/or energy.

        Back to basic biology, if you are accumulating food and goods in your preparations for a worse tomorrow, YOU ARE THE ELITE!!!

        Those who don’t? Homo sapien is an animal. Humans use their capacity for critical reasoning based upon current and predicted conditions to assure their survival. Animals live for today and let tomorrow take care of itself.
        Estimates run as high as 20 times as many native Alaskans living now than lived in 1900. This is directly linked to the influx of non-natives and the resources they brought with them. Two days ago, a friend and I were talking and he mentioned that the natives no longer had the capacity for survival because we dragged them out of the villages to educate them as children. Consequently, no early childhood survival training and a almost complete dependence on the distribution system.  Alaska natives are doomed because they are in the same sinking boat as the non-natives.
        In order to manipulate nature, we must increase the inputs. We must maintain those additional inputs. If we fail, nature will rebalance on its own. The greater the manipulation, the greater the required inputs to get it to and maintain it at that level.
        Once shortages start occuring, triage must be done. The least productive must be dropped from the system. Any failure to trim off this component can destroy the entire system.

        Those who presume that only the middle-class are falling off the grid are confused or idiots. Beaucoup jobs have been lost in the >$100k category. Hmmm, elite yesterday, but not today because of employment status? Bullshit! A family making <$12K can be among the elite. Yes, some are elite by birth. Most are elite by determined effort.

        I would tender the unbelieveable notion that the “ELITE” are those who have enough accumulated to make it a year and still have enough food and supplies/tools to maintain productivity. If you don’t work, neither shall you eat. Ooo, there is that pesky biology crap again. Can’t we legislate it away?

      29. The twins are always smiling side ways and they know how to keep the boat clean.

      30. I’m praying for the slower decline!  Regardless whether it’s a sudden collapse or a “ptb managed” decline one thing is for sure:

        The most dangerous creature on earth is a desperate human.

      31. @everyone

        The piper is here. The reaper is coming. Do you think you can afford to doubt me. We have one chance….

        Let these people know and every other American you can reach.
        We are Americans. We are not slaves and we don’t have to live in fear.
        Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )
        We don’t have to live like this anymore. “Spread the News”

        Thank me later. We have lots of work to do.

      32. Check out this link for a possible “final solution” to “overpopulation”.  Draw your own conclusions.  Forget cattle cars, I wonder how many people FEMA can cram into a C-130?  http://vigilantcitizen.com/?p=58

      33. Comments…..Wow great post overtheedge! Very well put.

        I do get a bit sideways myself when it seems that everyone wants to dump on the “greedy elites” as if THEY themselves are not considered elite by 2/3 of the worlds population!

        And when the golden hordes come pouring out of the cities, these preppers will be seen as the greedy elites  and then robbed and killed as such if they are found to be hording SO mUCH while others have nothing!

        I cannot believe how people hate the wealthy and productive for no other reason than being SO wealthy and productive!

        Working hard is a virtue HOWEVER it is NOT the best way to be productive or the only way. Working smarter is infinitely more productive than working harder, you may or may not like it but thats the way it is.

         Stop worrying about what other people have and do your best to be as elite as YOU can be for yourself and your offspring, thats how YOU got here, thousands of years of hardships by your ancestors.  Or don’t, and your genes will come to an evolutionary dead end with you. As always its your choice, me I will take greedy elite.

      34. I agree. Since the introduction of the oil industry to Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, etc. their populations exploded with the ability to import grain to feed their populaces… and it isn’t sustainable. Egypt was able to self-sustain agriculturally until its population more than doubled.
        If you look at a graph of the world population for the last couple hundred years, you will see the population rise with the introduction of oil-powered motors to do farm work and transport. OPEC will have to raise prices to compensate for both inflation and to pay for increasing price of food that they will have to subsidize for their populace, which in turn will increase grain prices. 

        I agree that when the elites finally crash the dollar, a lot of people are going to be caught unawares in spite of all the obvious indicators. People have a natural bias towards normalcy.  Within the first month or two of the crash there will be a large population reduction due to absence of medicines and absence of law enforcement. The elderly and sick on fixed incomes will likely succumb first. People will starve and people will die trying to steal. The thug population will either be rounded up and sent to FEMA camps or killed outright.

        After that, the remaining people will adapt like they have in other places where hyperinflation took place. Cities will still be hubs for supplies. Barter will happen. A black-market will eventually organize. People will have to take extra steps to protect their homes and their persons.

        The trick will be to hold out until we get to the other side of that initial chaotic month or so.

      35. This article really opened my eyes.  Back in 1992, I decided that I wanted to reproduce, and have a bunch of kids.  I told a few co-workers about it, and the next day, two well dressed men from the government knocked on my door.  To make a long story short, they pressed high caliber pistols to my head and told me, “People like YOU are no longer being allowed to reproduce.  Are we clear?”  “Crystal.” I answered.   And I have not made any babies to this day.

      36. 9:16pm:  Same reason we didn’t raise kids; my parents were also “students” in the late 1940’s, on the Elite, like me since the 70’s,  and why they raised me and 3 others is beyond me.  Another reason is over pop. too many people; just drive around even in smaller cities, etc. I sensed this way back in the early 70’s…too many of us. Crowded beaches, parks, stores, etc.

      37. Approaching the ‘Last Gas’ for change by the masses….

        “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” — Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961


      38. Comments…..I think your neglecting something: the truth of the Scriptures that the Puppeteer is not Man, but the Devil. The devil is a fallen Cherub who used to guard the throne of God. But even the devil does not have sovereign control, only God, the Trinity. He has the Plan for Man. Shouldn’t you get to know it, rather than just personal economics?
        > come and see




           I can’t believe how many “survivalists” and “preppers” here (who you would think would be the most perceptive to government and internationalist propaganda on the subject of mythical “overpopulation”), yap about “overpopulation.”

           What a biunch of wussy crap.

           Either you are brainwashed, or you are cowards, or you are atheists (or all of the above).

           I see all the impending doom you cowards see, but none of it stems from “overpopulation.”

           I suppose you all also believe in global warming???

      41. amerika is 64 trillion in real debt!!! the pentagon stole 3.6 trilion from you on 9/11… the usa amerika is already bankrupt… she went belly up in 2008 folks… right now she’s surviving on printer press life support and she will die as soon as they print off all the money they can – completly destroying the value of the dollar!

        china and russia are already dumping dollars, have been for a while now… they know the score!

        get out of the dollar into commodities now while its cheap… guns ammo gas gold silver  foods water etc etc

        it’s only a matter of time now… only a matter of time… it’ll happen when it happens… remember CANADIAN TROOPS AND MEXICAN TROOPS ARE NOW LEGALLY ALLOWED TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES AS PEACE KEEPERS… AS OF LAST WEEK!!! SO LEARN TO SAY F. U.!!! IN MEXICAN NOW!!!  Chinga tu madre !!!

        arm up stock up prepare, predator or prey the choice is yours!

      42. TWO WORDS…………….

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