Looking Toward A Post-Crash World: And, by the way, the crash is coming and can’t be stopped
Editor’s Note: Today we bring you a different type of article from Jeff Thomas. As International Man has grown, more and more readers have come to see Jeff as an interesting and insightful writer on what’s coming round the bend from a geo-eco-political point of view. Following is a compilation of some of the questions he’s received directly from our readers, formatted into an interview format. Enjoy.
International Man: Many people today are speculating the fate of the world in the next few years – what you term, “the Great Unraveling” – the crash of the markets, the devaluation of the dollar, etcetera. However, you also comment frequently on what will happen after the unraveling, which is not being discussed too much by others. Since there is so much uncertainty as to the immediate future, why the emphasis on the period after it?
Jeff Thomas: Well, in a sense, I feel that there is certainty to the immediate future. If you were to turn on the News, you would be given the impression that either the conservatives or the liberals have the answer to rebuild the economy. I have to say that, to me, this is nonsense. Neither the conservative party nor the liberal party is going to fix the catastrophe they have jointly created. The die is cast. Greece can remain in the EU, or exit it, but it matters little which they do. It’s just one domino. Ultimately, there will be default and it will trigger other defaults within the EU. A crash is inevitable. Same for the US. The bomb has already been released from the Enola Gay, it just hasn’t reached Hiroshima yet. So, yes, I spend a fair bit of time analyzing the details of the Great Unraveling, as it is the foremost economic occurrence of our lifetimes, but the event itself is a foregone conclusion in my mind.
On the other hand, it seems to be my general nature to focus on the far horizon – especially in negative times. If nothing else, the prospect of a more positive time at some point in the future allows us to be more honest with ourselves regarding the mess we’re presently facing.