The Elite Have Prepared For The Coming Collapse – Have You?

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Why are the global elite buying extremely remote compounds that come with their own private airstrips in the middle of nowhere on the other side of the planet?  And why did they start dumping stocks like crazy earlier this year?  Do they know something that the rest of us don’t?  The things that I am about to share with you are quite alarming.  It appears that the global elite have a really good idea of what is coming, and they have already taken substantial steps to prepare for it.  Sadly, most of the general population is absolutely clueless about the financial collapse that is about to take place, and thus most of them will be completely blindsided by it.

As I discussed the other day, the only way that you make money in the stock market is if you get out in time.  The elite understand this very well, and that is why they have been dumping stocks for months.  This is something that has even been reported in the mainstream news.  For example, this comes from a CNBC article that was published on June 16th

The so-called smart money is pulling back from market risk, with fund managers taking down exposure to stocks, increasing cash holdings and buying protection against a sharp selloff.

About two weeks before that, I discussed the same phenomenon on my website.  The article that I published on May 30th was entitled “Why Is The Smart Money Suddenly Getting Out Of Stocks And Real Estate?

Did the “smart money” know what was about to happen?  Since the peak of the market, the Dow has already lost more than 2200 points.  All of the gains since the end of the 2013 calendar year have already been completely wiped out.

And of course the truth is that you didn’t really need any inside information to see that it was time to get out.  I have been warning my readers for months about what was coming.  The signs have been clear as a bell if you were willing to look at them.  Just consider the following excerpt from a recent piece by Michael Pento

Earlier in the year margin debt had risen over $30 billion or 6.5% to $507 billion and was equal to a record 2.87% of U.S. GDP. This surpasses the previous all-time high of 2.78% set in March 2000 – the top of the last largest stock market bubble in history.


And despite the assurance of every mutual fund manager on TV that they have boatloads of cash ready to deploy at these “discounted” levels, in early August cash levels at mutual funds sank to their lowest level in history, 3.2% (see chart below). As a percentage of stock market capitalization, fund cash levels are also nearing the record low set in 2000 when the NASDAQ peaked and subsequently crashed by around 80%.

The financial markets are absolutely primed for a major crash, and when that happens many among the elite will be hightailing it to the middle of nowhere.

Earlier this year, the Mirror published an article all about this entitled “Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up“.  Here is a brief excerpt…

Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people at the World Economic Forum in Davos that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes.

He said: “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.”

Keep in mind that these are not just some rumors that Robert Johnson has heard.  These are people that he knows personally and that he interacts with regularly.

And Robert Johnson was not alone in this assessment.  Here is more from the Mirror

His comments were backed up by Stewart Wallis, executive director of the New Economics Foundation, who when asked about the comments told CNBC Africa: “Getaway cars, the airstrips in New Zealand and all that sort of thing, so basically a way to get off.


“If they can get off, onto another planet, some of them would.”

For some reason, the global elite seem to have a particular affinity for New Zealand.  Perhaps it is because of the great natural beauty of the nation combined with the fact that it is in the middle of nowhere.  The following comes from the Daily Mail

New Zealand, which is about the size of the UK, but has a population of just 4.4 million, offers them all the modern luxuries they have come to expect – but miles from any country which may implode into chaos.


The country is 11,658 miles away from the UK, while its closest neighbour is Fiji – 1,612 miles away, more than double the distance between Lands End and John O’Groats.


Homes at the top end of the market come with tennis courts, swimming pools and media rooms – and some even boast their own personal jetties where a family can moor their boat.


But the icing on the cake for those looking to make a quick escape comes in the form of private helipads or, better, your own airstrip.

For most of us, buying a luxury bolthole with a private airstrip in New Zealand is not a possibility.

But we should all be getting prepared.

I have a contact in the food industry that has told me that her company’s sales have “been through the roof” over the past 10 days as people stock up for what is coming.  In fact, she even used the word “panic” to describe what was happening.

And Americans have been buying a record number of guns as well

Newly released August records show that the FBI posted 1.7 million background checks required of gun purchasers at federally licensed dealers, the highest number recorded in any August since gun checks began in 1998. The numbers follow new monthly highs for June (1.5 million) and July (1.6 million), a period which spans a series of deadly gun attacks — from Charleston to Roanoke — and proposals for additional firearm legislation.

For a very long time, I have been warning people to get prepared.

Well, now we are getting so close that panic is starting to set in.

Hopefully you are already well prepared for what is about to happen.  If not, you need to kick your prepping into overdrive.

These next few months are going to change everything.  Get ready while you still can.

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Duc888's picture



"“If they can get off, onto another planet, some of them would.”





....might want to listen to the Cory Goode series of ain't a picnic up there.


To quote Tommy Chong...

"Yer all Fucked"

Stroke's picture

But,But,....But...Will they keep producing the Kardashians???

MsCreant's picture

Imagine if you are Caitlyn and you figure out you should be prepping? Or a Kardashian? All those cameras around. What to do, what to do?

Bokkenrijder's picture

A story 'backed up' with articles from The Daily Mail and The Mirror!?

Please ZH, stop insulting our intelligence!

Pure Evil's picture

Wouldn't want to be in NZ when the psychopaths in D.C. kick off WW3 with China.

Sadly, the Auzzie's may regret taking away the guns.

10mm's picture

NZ, rightttt. Earthquake heaven. 

847328_3527's picture

My classmate took a job there directly out of grad school with her engineer husband. They bought a place in Wellingtom they thought was overpriced at $296,000 at the time. Now the thing is valued at over $1 million. They have their own RE Bubble of mega proportions since she said there is no way 98% of the people can afford their homes now.


Now, NZ is also definitely out of reach for most Americans except maybe for those who have a $4 million McMansion in Cali who sell to some other sucker.

coinhead's picture
coinhead (not verified) 847328_3527 Sep 7, 2015 1:00 PM

Come and talk to us about how we can help you prepare for the collapse.  As most of you know, every ounce counts in your B.O.B and you can fit as many Bitcoins as you want on a USB key weighing less than a .223 round.  Try doing that with your 0ldcoin!

Bilderberg Member's picture

As long as you're alive (but not afterwards!), you still have the opportunity to ask God and Jesus into your life. Humility, faith and a prayer for forgiveness and you're on your way!

weburke's picture

boston region. coast of maine

TSA Thug's picture

I'm moving to Liberland!

MalteseFalcon's picture

"For some reason, the global elite seem to have a particular affinity for New Zealand."

New Zealand is far from other countries and the South island is empty.

Curiously_Crazy's picture

The quoted article is also full of bullshit that anyone could figure out with 2 seconds of research.

Nearest neighbour Fiji 1,1612 miles away?? Gimme a break. Sydney to Auckland is only 1310 Miles away and thats big city to big city (for New Zealand). There are stretches from the Eastern part of Australia to the Western part of NZ that's way closer than that. So have they forgotten Australia exists, or that we don't don't count? No! more than likely it was written up that way because it doesn't sound as cool to say "NZ is right next door to Australia" but instead imply "NZ is closest to Fiji which itself is in the middle of nowhere"

This is the sort of crap that stops me taking a majority of these articles seriously.

stocker84's picture

The rapture is a gross misconception started by a one dimensional thinker about 300 years ago... It's based on the first letter to the Thessalonians which was so misunderstood that he had to write the second letter explaining it. The rapture theorists all hang their hats on the first letter waiting to be swept away in order to avoid the tribulation... Second letter states that isn't going to happen until after tribulation so rapture point is moot, really.

rgraf's picture

Most of the bible is misinterpreted. There never was any concept of original sin, until orthodoxy was basically purged. Jesus wasn'tgod, and said so himself. So,he wasn't sent to redeem humankind. And he told his disciples that following wouldn't work. If you look up Marice Bigglio on youtube, he claims there is no god  in the bible. he was a translator for the Vatican.

hibou-Owl's picture

Thats only if you want to live in the cities, plenty of Places much cheaper like southern end of lake Taupo.

WakeUpPeeeeeople's picture

Biggest trout I've ever caught was in a stream on the north end of Lake Taupo. Lots of thermal activity going on there-reminds me of Yellowstone, a volcano ready to blow its top..

toady's picture

I'm so bummed out my NZ purchase fell through back in '10. 80-some hectares a couple hours north of Auckland set up as an exotic plant/tree nursery. Had cattle in the past and a lot of the cattle infrastructure was still in place. Creek/waterfalls rated 98% pure. Surrounded by Kiwi/native species preserve. Newer 3bed 2bath.... all for just under 300k.

Couldn't get the wife to sign off on it....

3Wishes's picture

NZ was going to be Israel, But there was no one to fight with!

Zwelgje's picture

The problem with Maori is they know how to fight back.

commoncourtesy's picture

Have just been reading about the Hon Jonathan Harmsworth - The 4th Viscount Rothermere who inherited the Daily Mail & General Trust plc empire from his Father. Apparently, this empire is controlled (with others) through a web of companies (and sevaral trusts) registered and run in places including Bermuda, Jersey and Geneva.

The Viscount, a Freeman of 'the City of London', resides in the UK but also benefits from an extremely lucrative "non-domiciled " tax status.

I don't suppost that will feature in the Mail.

Those rabbit holes within the Holy Trinity  - The City of London (Finance), Washington DC (Military) and the Vatican (Spiritual)appear very deep and very well conected.

Winston Churchill's picture

Could have been the Sun.At least page 3 was informative.

Don't get many of those to a kilo.

Oldrepublic's picture

Since late January 2015 the sun has set on page three

Winston Churchill's picture

Oh my.

No knockers in the morning to gawk at.Time to expatriate.Oh wait ,

I alreday did,long ago.

gimme-gimme-gimme's picture

Title should be: "US Foreign policy slowly becoming domestic policy" nuff said. What goes around, comes around. And the chickens come home to roost eventually.

Buy all the guns and ammo, and dried food you want. That isn't going to make the situation better when it all hits the fan anyhow.

durablefaith's picture

Sadly, true. Prepping is good for a big storm. Homesteading is good for prolonged economic downturn. But what do you do to prepare for ww3 and global tyrrany?  You get right with Jesus 

rgraf's picture

Get right with Jesus? it never seemed like a good idea to take the word of someone who dresses up to assume an air of authority while preaching to the people. thinkingfor yourself seems like a much better option. there is a reason that the indigenous peoplesof north america thought the missionaries were insane. try reading the biblefor yourself and think about it, without the religious superstition. Jesus was notgod. Hesaid so himself. Their is no original sin. Jesus said so. He was not sent to redeem humankind. he was opppsed to church. he also said being a follower would not work. He said to always seek the truth. that is, don't believe some zealot who dresses up like a peacock. get rightwith your fellow human beings.

Urban Roman's picture

Paging honestann ...

To the white courtesy phone, please.

Excursionist's picture

Reminds me of many of the new dog breeds that have come online in the last century or so.

There are now small, "yip-yip" balls of fur that simply could not exist for more than 24 hours in a state of nature.

The Kardashians are representative of a breed of homo sapien that is effectively a small, "yip-yip" ball of fur.

claytonmoore50's picture

But remember, Bruce Jenner at one time was a studly world class athlete.
What make a person go off the rails like that...?

Normalcy Bias's picture

What make a person go off the rails like that...?

The Kardashians.

snodgrass's picture

Tired of being ignored so he went full nutzo to get some attention. Maybe to up his ratings, he'll have his wanker cut off live on TV. Whoopee!

swmnguy's picture

What would you do if you realized you'd been fucking Kris Kardashian all that time?

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Fukushima Fricassee (not verified) MsCreant Sep 7, 2015 12:09 PM

There will always be a 1%er in need of a blow Job so the Kardashians and Obamas will still sucking cock long after the tshtf.

Pure Evil's picture

He's probably over at the Hotel Sheraton sucking King Abdullah's cock right now.

MsCreant's picture

Be honest, if you could get oral sex from someone would it be The ObamasTM or The KardashiansTM?

White Mountains's picture

After 15-days without food in the city, Kardashians buttocks are going to start looking real tastey in a whole new way.

JungleCat's picture

Of course I am prepared. We bought slugs, not shot, for our shotgun. Hot, molten lead slugs for intruders.

Ajax_USB_Port_Repair_Service_'s picture

"Of course I am prepared. We bought slugs, not shot, for our shotgun. Hot, molten lead slugs for intruders."

These Winchester's are nasty! I've test fired them on a junked truck. In one side - out the other.

Axenolith's picture

A shotgun with buck is a better CQB (close quarter battle) weapon able to penetrate several attackers while the cyclic rate and recoil of slug loads will slow you down in CQB while being next to worthless at ranges over 75-100 yards unless you're a really good shot.

IMHO, you want to AVOID CQB at ALL cost. A gunshot wound post SHTF is almost certainly a death sentence, at best a crippling injury to an extremity taking weeks to heal and not back to former self.

You need to meet/deal with/confront potential threats as far as possible from your base with a rifle equipped overwatch. Your ground walkers should have 5.56x45 or 7.62x39 rifles and a decent sidearm and your overwatches should have scoped rifles and sidearms. You can get a decent setup (affordable) in a Ruger American in .308 with a Simmons Whitetail scope for around $500-600 and with practice regularly tag something like a garbage can lid out to 750 yards (a friend recently sent me a video of him making a first shot hit with this setup at 960).

Do not go looking for trouble.

Check out "A Failure of Civility" for an excellent reference on community survival in times of crisis.

Good luck to all and pray the next few years worst is some soup lines and a LOT of orange suited elites!

Ajax_USB_Port_Repair_Service_'s picture

Definetly agree buckshot is better at close range. You don't even have to be a marksman to deter someone with buck. "A Failure of Civility" is out of print at Amazon. Why? Too much demand? Hmmmm.

NuckingFuts's picture

The Mrs. Knows if she can't get to her 9 mm, the mossberg is always loaded with OO buck. Only 9 pellets per shell but pump that thing a few times and you cleared some space.