Our world is changing. Everything seems to be dissolving. We have entered an era of extreme confusion, despair, ignorance and distrust. All bonds have been broken; all logic, laws and rules cast aside; all sense locked up in private rooms – and carefully kept out of sight of others. The deepest wells have turned into the tallest towers; the tallest towers into the deepest wells. Truth is a lie, and lies are truth. Right is wrong, and wrong is right. Suicide is life, and life is ‘hatred’. Lust is ‘love’. Decay is innovation. Degeneration is creation. Filth is purity. Perversion is ‘health’. Rape is ‘enrichment’. Parasites are heroes. Heroes are ‘evil’. Welcome to the man-made Hell on Earth: our world anno 2014!
Some would say that everything has to come to an end, but I would rather say that everything will eventually change. Nature will see to that.
Phase 1: Collapse
Nature will end the Dystopia we live in, with great solar storms and pandemics, with tornadoes and storms, tidal waves, earthquakes and volcano eruptions, with meteorites and a new Ice Age. Everything we know today will change, just about everything will disappear almost overnight, and left will be the modern man with fewer and fewer modern means to assist him. At one point the system holding society artificially up will collapse under the weight of all the problems, and then the entire society will too.
We are already in this phase. It is happening as we speak, and only those able to get away from ‘the masses’ will stand any hope of survival. The longer you wait to get away from the masses, the less you stand a chance to survive.
Phase 2: Survive
When the next great solar storm hits the Earth some nuclear power plants will ‘turn Czernobyl’ (but this may actually happen before that as well – due to human or technical errors, and it can cause a domino effect). They have backup power in solar storm-proof shelters, but this backup power needs diesel, and they will run out of diesel after only one week – and there is no way to transport new diesel to the plants when all vehicles stop working, when no more diesel is produced and when nobody working can show up for work, because they have no way to get there – and just when they need to worry more than ever about taking care of their families. Some engineers might try to get their families to safety instead of doing their job. It takes many months to safely shut down a nuclear power plant. Some of them will get diesel enough to do this, from the nearby area. Some will not. Our entire world – not just the countries with nuclear powerplants – will suffer greatly from radioactive fallout. Nothing will be rebuilt, as most of mankind quickly suffocates, and falls under the weight of polluted drinking water, crime and violence, starvation, diseases caused by quickly accumilating garbage and human excrements piling up in the streets, because the system itself and also the sewers too stop working. All the other horrors you can imagine will come to us.
Only those with their own private stockpiles of ‘prussian blue’, brown/red algae, ‘potassium iodide’, garlic etc., to cope with the fallout, as well as enough dry food and clean water to survive several years on their own in a radioactive world will stand any chance of survival. You can not even eat the food you grow youself in your garden or the food you find nearby, or drink rainwater or water from the rivers. It will all be too radioactive at least for some time.
Phase 3: Recover
After a while areas with less fallout will be identified, using geiger-counters and batteries stored during the solar storm(s) (and for weeks after aswell) inside old microwave ovens or other protected areas (‘faraday boxes’), and survivors will be able to start growing their own food again. Only those with non-hybrid and non-GMO seeds will be grow plants able to produce fertile fruit. (Such natural seeds are already illegal to sell in many countries, so you might want to get some before it is too late – and ‘update’ your stockpile every year.)
The survivors are so few that hunting will not dramatically reduce the animal populations, and just like in the Czernobyl area, wildlife will return in strength, once the modern man is gone. There will be much radioactivity in the meat though, and again, only those with enough means (i. e. ‘prussian blue’, brown/red algae, ‘potassium iodide’, garlic etc.) to cope with that will survive. And even some of them will not.
Hunting, gathering and growing their own food, the few survivors will spend years and years living in great difficulty, but the smartest, the strongest, the best prepared and the luckiest will eventually arrive in a better world.
Phase 4: A New World
The new world will be different. Many species that we know today will be extinct. Some new species might have appeared, perhaps due to mutations caused by radiation, and due to the hybridization of known species, that were pushed out of their natural habitats and were forced to mate with individuals of other species, in order for them to at least partially survive (just like it seems to have happened in North America, when polar bears at some point were forced southwards and mated with brown bears, and gave birth to a new type of bear, known as the grizzly).
Ages will go by, and mankind will recover. Perhaps man will be wiser. Perhaps he will be better, from going through the storms of steel, fire, blood and ice. Perhaps he will be changed too; because of mutations, because of hybridization, because of life-style changes.
All I know is that those who have the wits to prepare for what might to come are more likely to survive and make up the mankind of the future. So the ‘conspiracy nuts’ will probably make up the main body of mankind…
New societies will be built, new communities, but they might be very different from the ones we know today. Greed and immediate satisfaction will not longer be the main driving force for man. The stars will be seen again, as the light pollution will all be gone. Man will be back to scratch.
PS. Make sure you also stockpile books, and that you ensure the survival also of our European traditions. No tree can grow tall and strong if it has no roots. (Some book tips: Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia and MYFAROG. ;-) ).