This is one of the biggest questions I get, and today I’m going to address this in detail. The West is collapsing — but what does that mean? What will happen, and when will it happen?
Before we get into the specifics of what may or may not happen, we need to cover the basics.
1. Don’t engage in “doomsday porn.”
Too many of you are doing this. We’re not going to experience some kind of Mad Max end-of-the-world scenario. I do not anticipate the kind of collapse that will see us stockpiling weapons and scavenging in caves. That’ s 2% Rule shit which means it’s not going to happen.
It’s also not going to happen tomorrow. We’ll talk about time frames in a minute, but I don’t anticipate a collapse this year or next year or anything like that. It will happen within our lifetime though, and that’s why we’re talking about it.
2. Don’t be naive or biased.
Don’t be one of those people who insists that everything will be probably fine. More left-wing men are often tempted to do this, as are non-Western men who have recently moved to the West to seek a better life. Regardless of your emotions or political views on this matter, the likelihood is overwhelming that United States and Canada will collapse within our lifetimes, and Europe is collapsing right this minute. It’s not a 100% certainty (nothing in life is), but the odds are overwhelming. To just blow this off and say everything will be fine forever is silly.
That brings us to our final basic point.
3. No one can precisely predict the future. Not me, not you, and not your favorite pundit.
Let me be clear about this — there is no way to accurately predict what will happen or when. Anyone who says (or even implies) they can exactly predict what will happen and/or when it will happen is either a psycho or is trying to sell you something.
I’m going to give you five possible scenarios detailing the way in which the Western world could collapse. I’m confident that one of the five will occur in our lifetime. I don’t know which it will be; I also don’t know exactly when it’ll happen because I can’t predict the future.
But what we can do is make educated guesses about the future. My educated guess — and I’m pretty sure I’m right — is included in one of these five scenarios.
Here these scenarios are, listed in no particular order of likelihood or severity.
Scenario One: Secession
This one is bad, but it’s probably the least bad, so because of that, I’m kind of hoping this is the one that happens. Secession is when smaller states or provinces start breaking away from their host-parasite relationships with their host countries or conglomerates, such as the United States or the European Union.
One example in the U.S. would be if the less left-wing states broke away from the rest of the country as the U.S. continues its decline. We’re talking about states like New Hampshire, Texas, and Alaska. They may break away and form their own countries. (I love it when Texas threatens to do that because it actually was its own country a long time ago.)
I don’t think this is very likely; I don’t think the states these days have the balls to detach themselves from the financial teat of the United States Federal Government or take on the U.S. military.
Outside the U.S., you might see places like Quebec secede from Canada. In Europe, you might see Catalonia secede from Spain. A few years ago, Scotland famously threatened to leave the UK, but they were full of shit and didn’t leave. Again, it’s really hard to say no to free money from a distant government, even if you hate it.
What we’ve seen when the Soviet Union collapsed is that some of those former satellite countries are doing really well, and some of them are not. Likewise, if the U.S. and Canada broke apart into a bunch of little countries, some of them would suck, and some would do pretty well.
Again, I don’t think this will happen, but it’s the least bad one, and it’s the one I’m hoping for.
Scenario Two: A Slow Decline
Four hundred years ago, Portugal basically ran the entire world. People don’t know that. Portugal was the naval superpower that everyone in the world was scared of. Eventually, it collapsed. Now, does that mean it’s gone? No, it’s still there. It’s this little flyspeck of a country on Europe’s ass that’s drowning in debt and the IMF has to keep bailing them out. They have no money, they run nothing, and nobody gives a shit about them anymore.
In 100 years or less, that could be the United States. The U.S. could wind up being this tiny country the size of Connecticut surrounded by Mexican or Chinese countries (many of which would be bankrupt too). The same thing happened to Britain; they used to run the world about 200 years ago, but they don’t anymore, do they?
So, it wouldn’t be a sudden collapse. It might just be a slow, constant decline that never rebounds, but doesn’t just crash one day. I don’t necessarily think this is the one that will happen (just look at what happening now to America in 2020), but it could, and it’s more likely than secession. The advantage with this scenario is that you have more time to get the fuck out.
Scenario Three: Currency Crisis
I think this is probably the most likely scenario to occur. Unfortunately, it also happens to be the scariest.
A currency crisis is when there’s a massive problem with the American dollar (and concurrently with the Canadian dollar and/or the Euro) in which the value of the dollar either skyrockets, which would be a deflationary crash, or the value collapses, which would be a hyperinflationary collapse.
One example of hyperinflation currency collapse is when China, Russia, India, and other countries stop using the U.S. dollar (which isn’t something they can do anytime soon). When they stop using the dollar, trillions of dollars start flooding back into the U.S., the value of the dollar collapses, and prices skyrocket. A loaf of bread at the store is now $300, and all the money you have in your 401k is worthless (unless you own gold or silver). Your real estate and other assets are also worthless — it’s a really bad situation.
Deflation is the opposite of inflation, and it happens when the value of your currency skyrockets instead of going to zero. In that scenario, there is some kind of huge crisis somewhere in the world (a war in Europe, a limited nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan, etc.), and the entire world floods to the U.S. dollar. The stock market bubble finally bursts, all the elite monetary organizations across the world run out of ways to fudge numbers, and the stock market crashes. The Dow might go from 25,000 to 5,000 (or even less). Stocks and commodities collapse; banks call in every loan they have and no one can pay them. These things would produce a crisis like the Savings & Loan collapse of the 1980s, but a hundred times worse. Everyone loses their homes and all the real estate they own. What remains of the manufacturing sector collapses and is gone for good. You get the idea — very bad.
Again, I think this is the most likely of the five, but it’s hard to predict.
Scenario Four: Totalitarianism
This is when you get some kind of evil, charismatic Hitler-type figure who assumes power in the U.S., Canada, or Europe through some type of coup. They shut down the borders, cut out most international travel, expel immigrants, civil liberties virtually disappear, and they even institute martial law in places.
I don’t think this is going to happen; most people are too beta for this kind of thing and the military is unlikely to support a Hitler-like maniac in most Western countries, even today. But, it’s possible, so I put it on the list just to be complete.
Scenario Five: War
This could be one of several different things.
First, let’s cover what it isn’t. There will not be a civil war in the United States. I want to be clear about this; people don’t understand the difference between civil war and civil unrest. In the U.S., which is in a state of collapse, you’re going to have a regular, constant state of civil unrest in cities all over the country, starting now (as I’ve talked about before). It’s just something Americans are going to have to get used to now. Europe too, and it will happen in Canada eventually as well, but it will probably happen there last.
That’s not civil war. Civil war means there are two military bodies (armies) armed with heavy artillery going to war against each other. That is not going to happen in the U.S. I can’t speak for Europe; that’s a little different.
What could happen — I would say most likely in Europe, but it could happen here — is that a country goes crazy and starts going to war against other countries. Putin might finally snap and start invading countries. The U.S. could overreact to some big issue overseas and counter in a way that’s disproportionate.
You could also have a conflict outside the Western world. Tensions are getting bad between India and China; tensions are always high between India and Pakistan; there are a lot of possible powder keg-type situations that could blow up. I don’t predict a nuclear war or another world war, however. Too many elites all over the world would lose too much, and they all know each other; I don’t see it happening. Instead, there are tiny proxy wars going on all over the world, and one of those could expand into something more significant. But again, I don’t think it’s super likely.
These are the five possibilities. A currency crisis is probably the most likely (probably inflationary), the second most likely is probably slow decline, secession is third, war is fourth, and totalitarianism is last.
It is your job as the Alpha Male 2.0 to prepare for any one of these scenarios. I am prepared for all of these. In fact, I would profit from a number of them. (I already have; have you seen the price of gold and silver lately? Fuck yes!!! Keep collapsing, America!!! Daddy wants a new house!)
I’ve said this a million times: The United States is going to collapse sometime during our lifetime and you can’t stop it. But if you’re smart, you can benefit from it. I know that feels weird; I am a proud American (in terms of what America used to be), and I love the people there, but I can acknowledge it is in decline. Europe will probably collapse even faster.
As always, the best course of action you can take is to move out of the Western world, though I realize most of you are not going to do that. Otherwise, set up your location independent international Alpha 2.0 business. That way, you’re very mobile and your income is not dependent on the Western world.
I don’t know when it’s going to happen; it won’t happen tomorrow or next year. Could it happen in five years? Maybe, but I doubt it. Ten years? Yes, it could. The COVID-19 crisis has probably taken 10 years off the lifespan of the United States.
If it happens in 20 years, you’ll start feeling the effects much sooner than that. Everything’s not going to be great and suddenly go to shit 20 years from now. We’re already feeling it now, aren’t we? It won’t be a long time off; it will be what I call “historically soon.”
So… prepare! Get ready!