In all collectivist nations, like America in the 21st Century, the rulers crawl their way to the top of the power structure by making promises of comfort and security. Today, the federal government has promised everyone guarantees. Do what they say, follow the rules, be a good Joe and you qualify for all sorts of protections and safety nets. Just getting old permits one to qualify for all sorts of money, discounts and subsidies for doing absolutely nothing but to keep getting older. The fact is millions of Americans are now somewhat to completely dependent on the kindness of strangers in federal bureaucracies. The timing could not be worse for them.
You see amigos, governments the world around have promised cash and prizes just for being somebody - as long as you played ball. Now, however that's not going to be good enough anymore financially speaking. Your federal overlords don't have the kind of cash to help you struggling Americans and in fact are thinking up new ways to put the mafia squeeze on what's left of our wealth. In addition they are implementing plans to cull the herd a bit. So you need to become as independent as possible. If you are not a drain on the federal budget you may be passed over by the federal angel of death.
Here's what I have done. I'm growing lots of food. Many Americans are already heading for an early exit at the hands of their killer - they themselves. If you are what you eat then you had better know what you are eating right? Make sure your water is safe. I worry more each day about city water because it, like the food chain, is controlled by the collectivist leadership who have made promises they can't fill. I don't travel anywhere by airplane any longer. The promisers have control of all flight paths and I'm certain I will not be happy with some final destinations. I basically work, work at home saving and supplying my needs and nothing much else. Who has time for more when you are busy being self-reliant? Millions of Americans are already doing this lifestyle with millions more to follow. We are on the Net, craigslist freemarketers who are going to survive the population deflation. We are saving now and stocking up. Naturally, this is not regular free range slave behavior and the promisers don't much profit by our new lifestyles. But you reap what you sow I guess.