What Does The Future Hold For 'Average Joes'? (Spoiler Alert: Feudalism)

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It is difficult to say exactly how, or when, the next collapse will be triggered, but, as SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo notes, of course all the conditions are ripe for it.

What can be certain is that the technocrats intent on controlling the future are already engineering the post-collapse society. Many of the Davos elite have been pushing “universal basic income” for all countries across the globe, and are leading people not only into a digital grid where cash is banned, but also into a society where private property and ownership are outlawed.


They are designing a future in which you must borrow or rent everything you need from corporations or the government, if you are allowed to have them at all.

You Realize The Universal Basic Income Is Feudalism, Right?

Authored by Daisy Luther

What does the future hold for average people?


And they’ll welcome it with open arms, convinced that they are embracing a smart, fair system that eliminates poverty. The greed, entitlement, and lack of ambition that seems inherent in many people today will have them slipping on the yoke of servitude willingly.

Here’s what I mean.

Have you ever been around people who say things like,

“I can’t afford it, but I deserve it…”


“Having [fill in the blank with a material object] is a basic right…”


“Losing that right is okay with me because it’s for the greater good.”

But the thing is, what we “deserve” is the right to pursue our dreams freely.

  • We deserve what we earn.
  • We deserve to be secure in our life, liberty, and property.
  • We deserve the freedom to go about our lives and decisions as long as we aren’t harming the life, liberty, and property of others.

No one owes us anything other than that.

But quite a few people are ready to give up their freedom so that someone else can take care of them.

A lot of people disagree with that list of rights.

They feel like they deserve a living just for drawing breath. As Gawker’s headline reads, “A Universal Basic Income Is the Utopia We Deserve.”

The idea of a universal basic income for all citizens has been catching on all over the world. Is it too crazy to believe in? We spoke to the author of a new book on the ins, outs, and utopian dreams of making basic income a reality.The basic income movement got a significant boost this week when the charity GiveDirectly announced that it will be pursuing a ten-year, $30 million pilot project giving a select group of Kenyan villagers a basic income and studying its effects. As an anti-poverty solution, universal basic income appeals to impoverished people in Africa, relatively well-off Scandinavians, and Americans automated out of their jobs alike.

Sure, money for nothing sounds great on the surface.

But what would the real result of a Universal Basic Income be?

Feudalism. Serfdom. Enslavement.

UBI would fast track us back to the feudalism of the Middle Ages. Sure, we’d be living in slick, modern micro-efficiencies instead of shacks. We’d have some kind of modern job instead of raising sheep for the lord of the manor.

But, in the end, we wouldn’t actually own anything because private property would be abolished for all but the ruling class. We’d no longer have the ability to get ahead in life. Our courses would be set for us and veering off of those courses would be harshly discouraged.

People will be completely dependent on the government and ruling class for every necessity: food, shelter, water, clothing. What better way to assert control than to make compliance necessary for survival?

(If you’re like me and a life of serfdom is not the future you want, you have to take your independence into your hands. Go here for a bundle of self-reliance downloads, absolutely free, to help you do just that.)

Here’s a quick glimpse at peasant life in the Middle Ages, for comparison’s sake.

The period of history from the 5th to the 15th century was known as the Middle Ages.  During this time, the law of the land in Europe was the “feudal system.”  This system was the manner in which the upper 10% (the nobility) controlled the lower 90% (the serfs or peasants).

It is estimated that just over 90% of the population of Europe were peasants.  Most peasants were basically slaves. They were provided with a small shelter on an inferior piece of land and the “protection” of the noble in charge of that area. In return, they worked for the estate, farming the land with no recompense, paying taxes and having no control over their lives.  Some peasants were “free” and had small businesses: blacksmiths, carpenters, bakers, etc.  They paid for the protection of the “Lord” with money, goods, and services.

Peasants had few rights.  They could be taxed at any time, were obligated to use (and pay for) services of the manor like mills or large ovens, and had to request permission for marriages, change of locations or educating their children.

Each year, the peasant was required to give the best part of his harvest to the lord of the manor. The peasants were not allowed to own things that made their lives easier, like oxen or horses, for example. A peasant did not own the land on which he lived and was therefore obligated to live where he was told, grow what he was told, and farm in the manner in which he was told. They were not allowed to hunt on the lord’s land – poaching was an offense punishable by death.  They were not permitted to cut trees for firewood but forced to gather fallen branches to stay warm.  A peasant was not allowed to have real, effective weapons – those were reserved for the armies of the nobility, to keep the peasants in line and immediately quell any quest for dignity and independence.

Most of the peasants seemed content with the arrangement because they received security and safety from the Lord.  He was obligated to protect them from marauders and barbarians and provide enough land for subsistence. (Learn more about feudalism here.)

People will be trapped into servitude because they feel entitled to a lifestyle.

Over the past years, the education has drummed a sense of entitlement into students. And now, world leaders are counting on using that feeling of entitlement to march society willingly right into a tiny gilded cage.

The World Economic Forum is held yearly in Davos, Switzerland. It is at this meeting where a couple thousand of the world’s top economic and political leaders meet to plot our future.

If you think I’m crazy for the comparison between UBI and serfdom, wait until you see this year’s vision for our future.

Ida Auken, a Danish politician who is a contributor to the World Economic Forum, doesn’t believe we should own things. She doesn’t stop at personal possessions, though. She believes we should eschew privacy in our homes, that cash is unnecessary, and that even our thoughts and dreams are not really ours. You can read about her idea of a perfect future in an article for the Annual Meeting of the Global Futures Council titled “Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better.”

In her article, Auken idealizes feudalism, and the kinds of people who believe they “deserve” certain entitlements, like the UBI will welcome this loss of individuality and freedom with open arms.

Watch the video below. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.

For more information about a futuristic feudal society, watch the documentary Obsolete, available for free with an Amazon Prime membership.

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Manipuflation's picture

But what if we have guns and brown skin? 

Manthong's picture


I believe (and hope) that all of those red-county voters do not hold that vision of the future.

The American character has been assaulted by all the fluid gender and fluid-on-the-brain liberal F-tards for years now.

CA, OR, WA, NY, NJ and IL must be allowed to gag and drown in their own cultural Marxist juices...

as should the state funded institutions of "higher"  ha.. ha... ha.. education... er, Marxist indoctrination..

Look up the concept of “creative destruction”.

Maybe then the real America can be great again.



Hmm.. I said “America”… I should have said USA.

Hey Canadians… you have the same problem.



Manipuflation's picture

Manthong, it is nice to meet you after all of these years.  Give me a moment here.  You can't smoke in here you know.

JRobby's picture

Ida is in for a shock. The math is scaring them. It should.

Use encryption when planning your missions.


Manthong's picture

“nice to meet you after all of these years.  Give me a moment here.  You can't smoke in here you know”

I totally stopped smoking over 35 years ago.

An occasional Moosehead could be in order, though.

Site's picture

Loved the video thanks for posting

Dizzy Malscience's picture

There is still about 62% of the population that will NOT go feudal.

 Do your own research.


.. but they just might go some unpredictable other place.

Skateboarder's picture

I was shocked to hear from a good friend that he believes homeless, illegal immigrants, and people who do not pay into social security should be allowed to draw from it at will - a poor man's fund, if you may (think he was implying all age groups and not just older folks). What the fuck? You are paying into a pyramid scheme (by force) so that you may recieve a pittance in old age for having paid into it all your life. If every non-working and/or illegal asshole draws from it, why the fvck are you paying into it?

So I says, if you want to have a poor man's fund, it should be separate, and voluntary in contribution. "No, no... social security - that's what it's there for." Used the whole "you live in a nice house, gots a well-paying job - they have nothing" excuse. Well, maybe I busted my balls to earn whatever knowledge and freedom of upward mobility I have... Sigh...

I swear, staying in the San Francisco area fvcks with peoples' heads.

(charity and giving is a very important aspect of living, but it should never be by force)

Billy the Poet's picture

Is your friend aware that the current system will go belly up in 2032 according to SSA? Ask him how he intends to make his plan workable considering that fact. How can he say "that what it's there for" if it isn't going to be there for anyone much longer?

Skateboarder's picture

Oh, I told him that, alright. Higher taxes was the answer.

SF liberals... impoverishing themselves and others, one thought at a time.

NEOSERF's picture

Higher taxes are always the answer -  when you don't work...

detached.amusement's picture

Is your friend aware that SS is not even consistent with the bill of rights?

William Finn's picture

Good news for your friend. He he got exactly what he wanted. There will be nothing left in social security for those who paid into it, creating the poor man's fund he so desires.

This article makes me think.... If there were only two countries... One offered a universal income and one did not...How long would it be before everyone in the UI country starved to death?

Answer: if my brother in law is any indication, about 60 days... That is how much time it is between the first and third rent checks.

A universal Income renders money obsolete.

Twee Surgeon's picture

I'm not sure if a Universal income makes money obsolete under the present system that is working out quite nicely for Banks around the globe who are for all intents and purposes operating under a Universal Guaranteed income system at this time, as are pension plans and Wall Street and so on. It is a FICTION, like Wiley Coyote getting smacked by an anvil after falling off a cliff. Wiley Coyote walks away. On an as needed basis the Guaranteed Minimum Income would be the biggest Economy booster and social monetary experiment in the history of the human race.

We live in a Mutually agreed upon Fiction of Trade coupons. a US dollar amounts to about Jack-Shit in Real terms but if you want to slip me a $50 Tip I will not be turning it down. If you think that giving a borderline homeless person a couple of thousand a month is going to be any more significant than giving Banks, billions, it does not compute. What's to lose at this point ? the thing with average Joe is that he can not be found as he does not exist, average Joe is just a way of putting a face on a statistic, average Joe, when sought out in person, might be a guy that's going to smoke crack till he's dead or he might be a depressed astronaut.

There is no Average Joe, he can not be met. I understand that the math / value thing will not work in the long term, however, what's to lose from trying ?

A Blivet is a unit of measurement equaling 10 pounds of shit in a five pound bag, what we have now is not much different, at least you will not have homeless people insisting you pay them for washing your windshield, It is different. I t will create a shit ton of inflation. The Po will still be Po.

bigkahuna's picture

It all sounds great - until the firing squads move into place after digging mass graves. You want big uncle sugar getting involved with the peons? This is where it goes 100 percent of the time.

Nobodys Home's picture

I know man. But white lives actually matter too! Can't you just keep up your farce of working until I retire and die? I'd really appreciate it! Thanks man. My kid will pay for yours.

DFCtomm's picture

I think it's a libertarian plot. Every libertarian goal is accomplished by open borders. It destroys the welfare state, and takes the bureaucracy with it. It's the one libertarian goal to bring them all the rest, even if it kills a few of us.

Onehundredpercentofnuthin...'s picture

Yep, a vast libertarian conspiracy. They want to take over the Government. And then...leave you alone.

Nobodys Home's picture

Stop confusing me! Which corporation are we owned by now?

AliObama or something?

go to wwiii/getfreefood dot com and get a free catheter sample pack with your nuggets.

new game's picture

liberalisim furthur defined: the right to be equal in all of life. trading rights of liberty for equality. equal right to healthcare, food and shelter via redistribution of the ptb's wealth. what they don't understand is what they give up is power or control of their destiny. humans don't share control and power very well. this power ALWAYS ends up as less for the majority. the human that is ok with this is mentally deficent of an ability to decern wealth and power as control of their liberty. this power is maintained by violence or the threat of violence and the violence is enforce by removing that threat by disarming them of anything superior to bodily force and crude weaponry such as clubs and sheves.

the one thing (and most disturbing) that allows this trend to happen, as i see it, is most humans are idiots lacking an ability to move moar than one move in the game of chess(life). therefor allowing the corporation via the federal gov.org to incrementally control them.

sad to say that is the fight we are fighting right now.

i guess trump is our wolf in sheeps clothes, certain to promise us that liberty via furthering the mantle of fascism disgused as capitalism via democracy...

or is that a coywolf i see, about to eat the family pet-lol...

StagStopa's picture

HeY "genius, that's "discern", Not "Decern". Fify.

Mentally deficient. Smh


GreatUncle's picture

The problem is global, enacted by globalists for globalist dreams.

In that scenario their Utopia is not equal for they are kings and we are all serfs.

As Clinton said it we are iredeemable deplorabes, even the snowflakes but they do not recognise the lies.

GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) Manthong Jan 12, 2017 7:06 AM

Keep you doped with religion, and sex, and T.V.
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see

StagStopa's picture

Yeah. You manly hetero types have been doing such a great job. 


TheReplacement's picture

This shit all started right about the time men allowed women to vote.  Huge mistake.

PeakOil's picture

If anything Canada is worse.

logicalman's picture

Here's a thought...

  • We deserve what we earn.
  • We deserve to be secure in our life, liberty, and property.
  • We deserve the freedom to go about our lives and decisions as long as we aren’t harming the life, liberty, and property of others.

if those gender fluid, dark skinned or whatever people are not harming your life, liberty etc. do they deserve the same rights?

As for 'higher' education, the system has been politicised, which, IMHO, is never a good thing.

We absolutely deserve what we earn. The only half way reasonable form of taxation is excise tax. Income tax is extortion/protection money - nice life you've got there, be a shame is someone fucked it up so pay up and shut up.

We absolutel deserve to be secure in life liberty and property but people keep voting in those who think they have the right to take that away, for some strange reaso.

There should be a mechanism to help those truly in need through no fault of their own - even neolithic people looked after their infirm.

How many people could be helped by the $6.5 billion the Pentagon 'can't account for' I wonder?

1980XLS's picture


"But what if we have guns and brown skin?"


They have a program for that too.




GunnerySgtHartman's picture

As a woman, does she feel the same way about abortion?  If she truly believes that no privacy is ideal, then she will have no problems with the government regulating and even outlawing abortion.  THAT is the litmus test for people like her.

Somehow, I doubt she's on board with that ...

DrZipp's picture

AT least feudal societies protected their borders.  And that goes for legal immigration as well.

07564111's picture

^^dickhead ^^ why do think Soros and the rest want open borders ?  They'll move whom ever they want/need into your street and more than likely your house, less populated areas will be 'farmed' to balance the load.

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Jan 12, 2017 2:11 AM

I think all of that cold weather in Scandinavia does something to some people's minds. Too many days without sunlight? Vitamin D deficiency? Ida Auken sounds like she is nothing more than a fucking communist. Everyone here knows: I hate fucking communists! Take that socialist / communist BS about "I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better" and shove it.

Manipuflation's picture

You actually read the article?  You are new here.  What makes ZH great are the posters and I hope you become one.  We are different for sure.  I am still thinking about how many custom made ZH patches I should have made.  They will be black and white and that is it like the board.  4"x4".  I am having my own patch made for my biker jacket.

ZH is block letter black and white.  Simple.  Straight up.  No nothing fancy.


JRobby's picture

Ida will vanish shortly

Manipuflation's picture

Did any of you realize how many Stevenson's have been Vice President?  That is courtesy of my daughter.  Check it out.  I totally missed it but she didn't. 

Counterfiat's picture

How do I make a UBI sound bad? See above. Fear and control.

A national dividend (on innovation) can go to the 0.1% or it can go to the people as a UBI.

Jim in MN's picture

Need more analysis and critical thinking.  I mean, thanks for raising the issues but hold on a sec.

Let's talk about two things: the U.S. household business model and North American wage equilibration.

What is the 'average' U.S. household supposed to be doing in say ten years?  Or even five?

The answer hinges on the future of small business investment.  We need normal interest rates, health care and regulatory reform, and a workforce willing and able to work.  That's about it. 

Amazing how difficult it is.    Trump is our one chance to break the back of the Deep State and let basic American small business flourish.

One small tip: Don't pay money for sports or corporate/global 'entertainment'.  You can get much better for cheaper closer to home.

As for wage equilibration--don't be fooled, this is the Holy Grail of the global elite bastards.  Not that they really care how much you make.  Their deepest wish is that the 'developed' countries' workers become as disempowered as the poor nations' workers.  We are supposed to end up like Chiapas (Southern Mexico), just doing what we're told and getting massacred in occasional peasant revolts.

Well, fuck that.  First of all, let's all root for the Zapatistas and anyone else who rises up in Mexico.  That whole system is ripe for another 'tree-watering' episode.  Moreover, the more people down in Chiapas make, the better off we all are.  So, here's to organic, market-led investment in Southern Mexico leading to more stable and prosperous towns (and people less liable to cut and run for the border).

Again, with feeling: SHOPKEEPERS and SCHOOLTEACHERS.  They should be the basis of our national security and economic policy, both at home and abroad.  From Chicago to Caracas to Cairo, their fate is ours.   Give them peace and a stable, less corrupt market environment.  That is the true imperative of American vital interests.


Whew....was I talking out loud there.....?  Nite.

Nobodys Home's picture

If only you could say that in a tweet!

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The guys working on the pyramids also had a Right To Work, job security and a Minimum Wage.

Billy the Poet's picture

I try to avoid such pyramid schemes.

Realigious Nut's picture

I thought I lived in pyramid schemes

But now I live in pyramid memes.

There you go!

Manic by Proxy's picture

There once was a poet named Billy

Whose poetry was usually quite silly 

In matters erotic 

His tastes were exotic

Like sex with a goat or a filly.


waspwench's picture

I believe they were sacrificed when the construction was complete, so that they could not divulge the location of the entrance to the secret burial chamber.

armageddon addahere's picture

Go back to the 1930s and they had Technocracy, Social Credit and other movements based on the idea of a universal basic income. At the time a lot of people thought giving up their freedom for three hots and a cot was a good deal. Or a New Deal. Socialism and Communism were in the air. Some people never gave up these ideas.

fbazzrea's picture

i'd rather live in poverty than in this Brave New World.

Ohne Deckung's picture

There is progress.

The past feudal state was established at base of weapons to reasoning for.

Now add the money and the same run is launched again.

We have a pattern of resolve to spot in the making.

How to achieve the ultimo of the relation that goes: do what you have been told and don't ask questions.

Or, the same, more poetically, "Listen says my sword!"

It's our history, full with that shit.

Manipuflation's picture

Skateboarder took me over there a bit.  I often give some money to the homeless.  I have to stop.  I am not helping really.

I'm an asshole and you all know it.  That Russian woman likes me still though and I had her in stitches this morning with some my shenanigans.  If make crabby Russian woman laugh then you can make anyone laugh.

It does take a lot out of you.  One of the things that ZH does for me is allow me to vent some steam and regroup.  I can't take it all of the time.  I don't have my motorcycle to help me vent because it is winter.  I NEED my bike.  Everything just blows off of me when riding.  You forget about the world because the world is right there in front of you.  Beautiful.

If not that then it is reading.  Usually economics.  I think I have read enough now.  Being involved in politics?  Did that. 

I like you guys at the ZH.  I hope that I make you folks chuckle once in a while in between stupid posts.

All I have to say is that the libs LOST and now perhaps we can actually move forward.  Where are we going forward to? 

There is only one option.  Space.  We are all going to have to consider that instead of fighting each other.  Oh goody for me to suggest it but how are we going to do it?