On This Day Pre-Y2K

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January 17, 1999 Permalink

You mention the prophet Pir-o-Murshid, and John’s Revelation. My study of John indicates the end of this economy, and all that goes with it, and not the end of the world. If you studied Western Civ. then you have a fair idea of what Revelations is all about, with some still to occur such as...(Rev 18:11 KJV) “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:”. If y2k is the event which takes out the Beast then Poetic Justice is Served. If y2k is not the event that takes out the system hold on because this economy is going down.

Watched the movie Grapes of Wrath the other day, the farmer was being evicted from his family farm and he says to the banker “Tell me who is responsible for this and I’ll shoot him.” The banker replied that this is coming from New York City and there is no one to shoot. How can you fight it? (Rev 13:4 KJV) “...Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

—Mark Hillyard, Time Bomb 2000 Forum (LUSENET), 01/17/99

Some people would call a “Pollyanna” anyone who doesn’t believe in a situation requiring rural relocation, guns, raising bees and solar panels. Some people would say that anyone who thinks it’s necessary to provide for a few weeks of heat, water and food for themselves is someone who believes in “TEOTWAWKI”.

A plausible scenario to me for 2000 is two weeks without electricity and water, followed by a month or two of MAJOR transportation disruptions and inconveniences, followed by a lengthy period of global depression, shortages and rationing. This would be the end of the world as I’ve known it.

Since I’ve been alive, the highest the unemployment rate has been was about 10% in 1982-1983. The unemployment rate was 25% in 1932 and 1933. There hasn’t been any major rationing of essential goods in the U.S. since World War II. Y2K, even without the end of “Western Civilization” and without a mass exodus from cities to rural areas for food, would still be the end of the world as most know it.

I think we should quit using the words “Pollyanna” and “TEOTWAWKI” on this forum. They’re easy labels with no common definition. If we have to disagree with someone, do it by describing how your probable scenario and steps to prepare for it are different from someone else’s.

Why do we disagree so much anyway? None of us knows how Y2K will turn out, except that the possibility of life-threatening situations is certainly possible. I call this forum to continually revise my plausible scenario, and to see how my preparations plans would have to be changed to accomodate that scenario. I call here to see new pieces of information other people discover each day.

Different shades of disruption and preparation are ignored when we label others as being “Pollyanna” or believers in “TEOTWAWKI”.

—Kevin, Time Bomb 2000 Forum (LUSENET), 01/17/99

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