**MUST Listen: How to Prepare for a POSSIBLE Coming Collapse of the Dollar, a Russian Emigre's Perspective.Submitted by BleuCream013 on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 23:12
Dmitry Orlov, an engineer by trade, is one of the few geopolitical analysts who has a first hand knowledge of what happens when a modern empire suddenly collapses.
I recommend Mr.Orlov's insights as just one set of possible scenarios of what we may, or may not, also face, here in America. While some of his assessments are a bit doom and gloom, he seeks to offer possible SOLUTIONS, not just merely identify problems. One can only benefit from considering all possibilities. I hope you guys find it useful, and make use of the info, however you can.
The following is Dmitry's latest book illustrating the similarities of the existent conditions in America, for such possible eventuality, as experienced in USSR, in the early 1990's: "Re-Inventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects"
Here is a most recent interview with Orlov, as conducted by the awesome, NON-oBUSHmaBot, anti-war, anti-empire, ANTI-CruiseMissileLiberal, Bonnie Faulker, of Pacifica Radio's Guns and Butter, August 5th, 2009:
G&B's own Descriptions:
Guns and Butter - "The Collapse Gap"
"The Collapse Gap" with Dmitry Orlov, author of "Reinventing Collapse - The Soviet Example and American Prospects". Dmitry Orlov's repeated travels to Russia throughout the early nineties allowed him to observe the aftermath of the Soviet collapse first-hand. Being both a Russian and an American, Dmitry was able to appreciate both the differences and the similarities between the two superpowers. Eventually he came to the conclusion that the United States is going the way of the Soviet Union. His emphasis is on all the things that can still be made to work, and he advocates simply ignoring all that will fall by the wayside.
The title of this book is Reinventing Collapse, and I have to say that's exactly what this book manages to do. It's a short book, so you could read it in just a few hours, but it is packed with information and "make you think" moments. Orlov's unique perpective on American life engages the reader and opens your eyes to what life in America is like to an outsider.
Without a doubt the most useful aspect of this book are the details of what the situation was like in Russia after their political collapse. This book is a tutorial on how the reader might modify their life in the future if (or when) America collapses.
Reviewed by Matt Mayer - Groovy Green
In the waning days of the American empire, we find ourselves mired in political crisis, with our foreign policy coming under sharp criticism and our economy in steep decline. These trends mirror the experience of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. Reinventing Collapse examines the circumstances of the demise of the Soviet superpower and offers clear insights into how we might prepare for coming events.
Rather than focusing on doom and gloom, Reinventing Collapse suggests that there is room for optimism if we focus our efforts on personal and cultural transformation. With characteristic dry humor, Dmitry Orlov identifies three progressive stages of response to the looming crisis:
* Mitigation—alleviating the impact of the coming upheaval
* Adaptation—adjusting to the reality of changed conditions
* Opportunity—flourishing after the collapse
He argues that by examining maladaptive parts of our common cultural baggage, we can survive, thrive, and discover more meaningful and fulfilling lives, in spite of steadily deteriorating circumstances.
This challenging yet inspiring work is a must-read for anyone concerned about energy, geopolitics, international relations, and life in a post-Peak Oil world.
Dmitry Orlov was born in Leningrad and immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. He was an eyewitness to the Soviet collapse over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late eighties and mid-nineties. He is an engineer and a leading Peak Oil theorist whose writing is featured on such sites as www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net and www.powerswitch.org.uk.
About the Author
Dmitry Orlov was born in Leningrad and immigrated to the United States at the age of 12. He was an eyewitness to the Soviet collapse over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late eighties and mid-nineties. He is an engineer with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MA in Applied Linguistics.
[My Two Cents:]
While I personally disagree with Orlov's assessment (along with his views on Peak Oil), as to the extent to which America may or may not fall, if and when the sequence of events he describes does occur, following the collapse of the dollar, nevertheless, I find all of his points to be pertinent, and worthy of consideration.
Actually, the above Pacifica interview, along with Aug 12,2009 Alex Jones interview with Steve Quayle, were one of the more alarming ones in recent memory. Don't know when or how, but the "out there" part of my noggins palpitates and tend to posit AJ & Quayle's assertions that that these NWO occultists driven by bastardized gnosis of numerology, among other things, indeed, maybe looking to falseflag the Flu situation either into a "soft"-beta test to gauge the public's reaction to forced compliance of whatever these degenerates plan on cookingup, or expand that beta-test into something more "hard." Of course, this is mere speculation, so treat it as such. However, if they do try something, soon, these two are the dates to keep an eye on:
1. On, or around the "anniversary" of 9/11 (of course, it's an obvious date)
2. October 13th, 2009 "1013" is THE 13th that the Knights Templar, the progenitors to the FreeMasonry, were purged. Check out the titling for the production company of X-Files executive producer, Chris Carter's company's logo "1013."
So those of you who care to be aware of this type of info, just keep an open mind about those two dates. If not, just toss it in the "entertaining info" box.
Enjoy the Interview, my fellow DP'ers!