Great Depression II: It Will Be Bloodier, But Shorter & How You Can Prepare


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Over a dozen bankers commit suicide…billions of rounds of ammunition are ordered by federal agencies…thousands of armored SWAT vehicles are being delivered to American cities…a U.S. Army manual describes internment camps for American citizens…Germany demands its 374 tons of gold stored in the FED depository (but so far only gets less than 10% of it).  What is going on?

As we have described in past articles, Washington D.C. has been operating organized crime for 152 years.  A counterfeiting operation always ends when it is exposed; yet this one was exposed over 20 years ago, and still continues.

The only reason the FED cartel and debt-based fraudulent banking system has not been busted, with a return to honest banking and lawful (silver and gold) U.S. money as stipulated in our Constitution — is that such a return to honest money and banking will bring a more devastating deflationary crash than humanity has ever experienced.

Yet, biblical and economic fundamentals demand that this crash is coming, whether we like it or not.  Our only question in days ahead should be: now, what will We The People do *after* this cataclysm, to end the cartels’ control?

But first, let us consider what we will be facing soon.  I have read articles, blog posts, and books suggesting that when inevitable financial collapse hits America, Civil War II will follow.  I do not believe that position is supportable from history.


Mad Max, or Jericho?

To understand what life may be like for a period after a truly massive national disaster, see the TV series Jericho. In that series, the enemy (viewers don’t learn who the enemy is until the end of Season 1) destroys 23 major U.S. cities including Washington D.C., using nuclear bombs in steel drums. Though the nuclear scenario is far-fetched, the producers realistically depict the law of the jungle to be expected after a widespread collapse of society.

Civil war and massive financial collapse are very different.  They stem from different causes, employ different rules of engagement, involve different players, strategies, and tactics — and are distinct in terms of escalation, resolution, and probable outcome.

Several other authors’ and website owners’ theory is that Congress’ 150-year counterfeiting racket is coming to a cataclysmic end.  I agree, but I’d like to offer a scenario that is more supportable from history than a second civil war.  I think we face the scenario portrayed in Mark Goodwin’s book — and we have an opportunity to make the story end very well for us, and very badly for the ‘money powers’ that have run Washington D.C. from behind the scenes for 175 years.

Big Brother is Looking Down on You

The federal government seeking to employ domestic aerial drones is a shocking development.  A common news item on Infowars for years, it was brought to light for most Americans by Senator Rand Paul’s March 2013 filibuster, reminiscent of countless speeches by his father, former Congressman Ron Paul, on the floor of the U.S. House. The younger Paul’s speech opened the eyes of many Americans about the federal police-state buildup.

For more information on government drones — including swarms of drones the size of a quarter — read Goodwin’s book.  This is real, and it is ominous; but it need not end badly.  We The People hold all the lawful power, and we have the numbers too.

Government Hoarding Ammo and Building Camps

Then there is the federal government’s contracts to purchase over two billion rounds of hollow-point ammo. Jack Swint raised the issue last August in an article; Alex Jones and Infowars ran a series of articles for several weeks last year and again earlier this year on the subject.

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Then consider the recently exposed U.S. Army Field Manual FM 3-39.40 entitled Internment and Resettlement Operations, that mentions taking prisoners’ Social Security numbers – demonstrating that it is meant for domestic internment camps.  In an early 2013 video, the YouTube channel called StormCloudsGathering demonstrated that per paragraphs 2-39 and 2-40, it does apply to detainment of U.S. citizens. Reviewing paragraph 7-16, it is obvious that Infowars has been correct in its reporting on this issue; these camps are meant for Americans:

Individual identification photographs are taken of all prisoners. The prisoner’s last name, first name, and middle initial are placed on the first line of a name board, and the prisoner’s social security number is placed on the second line. A prisoner registration number may be added on the third line. Two front and two profile pictures are taken of the prisoner. Fingerprints are obtained according to AR 190-47.

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes takes the civil war position in a recent article, as does author Daxton Brown in his book Surviving Civil War II. Dozens of other dystopian guidebooks and novels also adopt the thesis that a civil war must follow the collapse of Congress’ 150-year-long counterfeiting of ‘U.S. Dollars’ and defaulting on its $122 trillion ocean of ’entitlement’ pork.

The Civil War II theorists propose that the TEA Party movement and other constitutionalists will be on one side but they pose different ideas of who will comprise the other side. Just the ‘evil government’, or perhaps an alliance of predators, parasites, and communists…Occupy Wall Street, unions, bureaucrats, welfare and Social Security recipients, and more.  In Surviving Civil War II, the author suggests a shooting war using guerrilla tactics — but I think these scenarios are unrealistic in light of our 19th and 20th century history.

These facts are not in dispute:

1) federal agencies are buying billions of rounds of hollow-point ammunition;

2) federal government does have a disaster plan that includes internment camps.

My point is that these two facts do not necessarily demand that Civil War II be the result.  If my position is correct — that Great Depression II is coming, instead — then the ammunition orders and  internment camps can be put in perspective.  Again, I recommend watching the TV series Jericho for a plausible depiction of the breakdown of social order that would follow the failure of the Federal Reserve’s scam. Add in a national shortage of food and/or power and/or water – and especially in urban zones, law of the jungle kicks in fast.

Property owners will want law and order to be maintained; but maintaining order in a civil war scenario is a very different set of challenges from restoring lawful money, banking, and civil government after arresting organized crime whereby government bred and fed a parasite class and corporate predator class.

Who are the Good and Bad Guys?

Our domestic enemy that presents a clear and present danger to the security of the United States is thus organized crime in the U.S. Congress.

Not all members of Congress are corrupt, but many of them are.  Their organized crime operations are clear, as I detailed in this comprehensive blog article. Since 1862, Congress has overseen the largest financial crime in history. We The People face not a civil war, but law enforcement challenges; we must apply penal sanctions, then restore the Constitution’s lawful form of U.S. money: gold and silver coin. Below, I’ll explain one scenario for lawful money transition.


Restoring lawful U.S. money and credit is an Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 law enforcement mission of the Citizen Militia, organized and mustered by the legislatures of the sovereign States. If it comes to force of arms in these United States, no one else can lawfully assume the mission.  That’s the law.

It Will Not Be Civil War II

So.  Restoring Rule of Law in America is not war; it’s a law enforcement mission of the Citizen Militia organized and equipped by the legislatures and governors of the States.  But most American gun owners are not trained in warfare — and only one State Legislature out of 50 (Arizona) even has a Militia statute as required by the Constitution.  So when the wheels come off, 200 million idiotic American sheep will become deadly serious overnight.  They’ll want heads to roll, and they’ll demand resumption of constitutional order, yet will be unequipped to do their duty as stipulated in the Constitution.

For local, county, and State peace officers from constables up to State Guard, perhaps tens of millions of rounds of ammo will be needed to stop starving looters, rapists, carjackers, arsonists, and murderers that would swarm across America in the worst case.  That will be a 21st century re-enactment not of the Great Depression, but of Mad Max.  Jack Swint, Daxton Brown, Stewart Rhodes, and many others paint this bleak picture, and with no recovery plan in place, the Federal Reserve scam’s collapse will make a very bleak life for all of us.

But the worst part needn’t last more than a year or two if we can force our Lawful U.S. Money and Banking Act into law.  It is designed to make the transition to lawful money in the shortest time possible, finally ending Congress’ 151-year counterfeiting crime.  AmericaAgain! will be vital, and I think CSPOA and Oath Keepers will be vital also.  As long as a few million sane, righteous citizens exist, America can avoid civil war in favor of long-overdue law enforcement.

The Vital Role of Citizen Militia

Citizen Militia, per Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the Constitution, must “execute the laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections…”.

But as constitutional scholars Edwin Vieira and Jon Roland have maintained for decades: Citizen Militia has never been a gaggle of autonomous vigilante groups; always ’well-regulated’ by the States, the legislatures close to and accountable to the People.

Swint, Brown, Rhodes, and countless other “Civil War II” prophets suggest that the TEA Party will square off against the State and be treated as rebels; the opposite of what the Constitution stipulates.  By law, the Citizen Militiaregulated by its State government is the top of America’s law enforcement and military defense system.

The first Great Depression gives us an idea of the shattering social upheaval and family ruin in our future; but most likely, Great Depression II will be far bloodier and shorter. If properly-regulated  Citizen Militia does not jump in and fill the void in public order, government agencies will – because someonehas to.

In a constitutional regime of national defense and law enforcement, forces are predominantly State Militia under officers appointed by the State Legislatures.  National armies are only called up for two years at a time, for declared wars, with a demonstrable purpose to defend these United States.

Arresting organized crime will bring vital catharsis for the Constitution and for American ethics and virtue. The battle space will be the Internet, the State criminal courts, and the court of public opinion.  Since some in Congress do not support this organized crime, we can’t accurately label the coming cataclysm as “the People vs. the government”.

It is law enforcement.  It must be undertaken by a coalition of the willing – local and county law enforcement and State Guard, but primarily Citizen Militia forces performing our duty for the first time in 175 years. Read the Constitution; this is what the law stipulates.

The Painful Death of American Marxism

Years of law enforcement and public education will be necessary to re-condition tens of millions of communist parasites that there exists no such thing as a free lunch. I refer not only to the parasitic poor; millions of middle-class and upper-class parasites and predators exist as well.  The parasite and predator classes do not produce anything useful to the market; yet some of them are the wealthiest and most honored members of society. As in the first Great Depression, many of them will find themselves in humbling, menial jobs.

The breakdown of Rule of Law requires that basic social order be first restored: Do not murder. Do not steal. The second thing is productivity; people must produce, rather than live off the production of others. In other words, a return to the Protestant work ethic that characterized us for three centuries.

As was necessary after the fall of the USSR, the oldest two generations will continue to demand their government giveaways even when it is obvious that they’re illegal and nonexistent. These people will no longer be able to traipse across America in their RV, or go to Vegas or on cruises. They will either get to work, or find support from their kids and grandkids, or plug into churches and social circles…or have a very hard end in life.  No more illegal, communist ‘safety net’ in Washington, D.C. – back to the American way for 300 years before Woodrow Wilson.


Life After Great Depression II

The responsible citizenry – those who will rebuild America – will be what I call We The People: the citizen that produces more than he consumes; who employs others and takes risks, rather than seeking a cushy life.  There are still tens of millions of Americans who meet that description.  In tough times, they will hire at least a few others (in some cases, they’ll hire hundreds). They will make products that Americans really need – and we will buy American more than ever before (all countries will become more protectionist after the collapse).

The hardest hit sector will be the world’s largest gambling casino: the financial industry. By definition, an industry must actually be industrious; must actually produce something of value. The American banker, financial dealer and trader, and brokers do not fit the description.  Who knows what will become of all those fancy little branch bank buildings when only one in ten survives?

Much else will change, too. Washington, D.C. will figure very small in your life. The Medicare and Social Security scams will die; every American will once more be responsible for his or her own life and future as the founders intended.  Most other federal agencies will be defunded, and life will return to what it was four generations ago.  This will be a very good thing for America’s future and for American character.

Arresting Congress’ 150-year Counterfeiting Crime

Sooner or later, Americans will return to using lawful U.S. money as stipulated in the U.S. Constitution; this is a basic fact of life.  So what will happen when silver and gold U.S. money as demanded by law, is restored?  I’ll offer a scenario that is realistic, unlike the silly $1 trillion platinum ‘debt coin’ idea floated by Obama supporters recently, in an effort to “pay off the national debt”.

First, assume the stated government gold reserves (ca. 8,100 metric tons) do exist.  Second, assume that all gold held privately in America, is left out of the calculation for now, as an offsetting assumption.

Third, assume that only one-third of the estimated 25,000 metric ton domestic silver mine reserves are monetized in the near-term.  Fourth, leave out all of the existing publicly minted coins and private coin or bullion reserves of silver; another offsetting assumption.

Using those assumptions and U.S. Base Money Supply of $8 trillion and M3 (total long-term CDs in US banks) at $10 trillion, Congress could restore lawful U.S. money and ’regulate the value’ of silver to $4,300 per troy ounce and gold to $64,500 per troy ounce for monetary use.

That is of course a very unrealistic number — at least twice what the market would allow.  This is because when Congress resumes lawful U.S. money consisting of 100% gold and silver backing for all bank transactions and U.S. Dollar paper bill print runs, domestic and foreign holders of silver and gold will beat a path to the U.S. market to sell their ounces of precious metal for thousands or tens of thousands of honest new U.S. Dollars.  Thus, I think a more realistic new peg would be something like $1300/oz silver and $20,000/oz gold.

If you think this is preposterous because large gold and silver holders would become insanely wealthy, consider that for the past century and more, the insanely wealthy have been those holding large amounts of casino paper – Federal Reserve Notes (counterfeit “U.S. Dollars”) and all derivatives of that scam and the other scam called ’fractional reserve’ loans.  Is that arrangement more ethical than obeying the U.S. Constitution’s stipulations for lawful money, allowing value to flow once more to real assets and labor?


The staggering financial crime is a financial ‘industry’ enabled and supported by Congress to steal hundreds of trillions of dollars in labor and assets from America’s productive class.  To exacerbate the destruction, Congress for the past century has then used this ‘air money’ to bloat its bureaucracy and an American socialist parasite horde that now threatens our electoral process.  The ancient counterfeiting crime must be arrested; our perfect opportunity is the inevitable collapse of the U.S. ‘dollar’ and the financial casino.

Speaking of bloat: financial mega-shocks are by nature deflationary so a period of deflation is to be expected.  Retailers and stockholders always resist deflation at all costs.  In the coming cataclysm, they will be powerless to resist.  Think cancer surgery.

Incidentally, when you think of lawful U.S. money (backed 100% by gold and silver specie) don’t envision carrying around huge amounts of precious metal coins.  The U.S. Mint manufactures over 12 billion base metal, partial-silver, silver, and gold coins every year; that would continue and most transactions will still be electronic, paper checks, or U.S. Dollar silver certificates but the difference will be that all transactions will be backed by 100% vault reserves and audited perhaps monthly, weekly, or even as frequently as daily, depending on the robustness of the auditing software and hardware.  Don’t let the financial industry conjurers blow smoke in your eyes; this is easily accomplished and computers are very efficient.  We The People merely have to hold the U.S. Congress accountable under the law — with zero tolerance for fraud and embezzlement.

Downsizing the Federal Leviathan

The wise and diligent will prosper; the foolish and slothful will live hard lives. Amusement-oriented industries will die within months, as we realize how many careers have been wasteful and foolish in the extreme.  The 700+ military installations around the world will be eliminated, since not one of them meets the Constitution’s stipulations for military defense.

The automotive and petroleum Gargantua will die in its present form as consumption drops to half of today’s levels (and as the Peak Oil theory of ‘the end of the world as we know it’ is shoved off the stage by new data theorizing almost unlimited oil from abiotic deep-earth processes).

American economic activity in some areas will drop to the level of Europe; many Europeans will slide to Asia’s level; much of Asia will slide back into the Third World for a time.  In place of today’s Gargantua will be a much more efficient transportation industry – a good thing, unless you work in that industry.

In Leviticus 25 and 27, every fiftieth year is the yobel – the Jubilee when slaves are set free, debt is wiped out, and property returned to its original owners. In our context, tax slaves have their bill wiped out, bureaucrats are forced to find real work, and banks lose their exalted positions over owners of assets that were earned by real work of borrowers.

A New Way of Life: AmericaAgain!

AmericaAgain! will bring three salutary things to American life:

1) The AmericaAgain! Indictment Engine™ will be the mechanism for Americans to assure this can never happen again since every member of Congress can be indicted for attempting to revert;

2) AmericaAgain! Legislative Action reforms are 19 mega-changes that will cut federal government back to only its 17 lawful powers, and cuts all imperial emoluments to members of Congress;

3) AmericaAgain! Minutemen is a plan to restore the Citizen Militia; citizen service for local, county, and State emergencies and defense that was sundered by Lincoln in 1861 with his federal army.

When ‘the Big One’ comes this time, We The People won’t wander about aimlessly as we did in the 1930s. This time, a tactical remnant of We The People will assure that when the organized crime cancer surgery is over, it won’t begin again as soon as the smoke clears.

We have identified and isolated the enemies of our Republic; we have developed tactical and strategic defenses equal to, and appropriate for, the threat. We have swept away the false flags and now see the battle space with unclouded eye.

A presently unseen force of millions of Americans will move into action after the first shocks hit and a harsh new reality sets in.  Americans showed the world what we could do when driven by contrived world wars — how much more can we do when our own republic is on the brink of destruction from within?

AmericaAgain! is preparing for reality in the light of history, rather than the scenarios painted by most dystopian novels.

It is true — Great Depression II is inevitable, and Americans should be preparing for it.  This time, however, a critical mass of Americans can be sincerely repentant and diligent before God, to lead the most exciting period in six American generations.

Remember this, when that morning dawns and Great Depression II has begun.  How it ends, will be up to us.

Other useful resources:EC540

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)


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