I haven’t been able to think of much else besides what may be coming toward us. So I thought I would plant a few seeds in general consciousness about how to begin thinking through the issues that may arise.
Let’s say the banking system goes down for whatever reason. The banking system is one small part of a much larger paradigm. Other parts of the paradigm include our food, our houses with their mortgages, our legal system, our education system, transportation, communication, and religions – to name a few of the more basic parts. Now let’s go a step further to say that the banking system provides the grease that makes the wheels of our current paradigm run smoothly. If the banking system goes down, then our entire paradigm comes to a halt.
This means that people must not be forced out of their houses just because they can’t make their mortgage payments. We should not try to enforce one aspect of the paradigm, such as the legal system or finance laws, when the banking system isn’t working. If the banking goes down, the whole paradigm goes down. The paradigm should be fixed first. Trying to enforce isolated parts of a paradigm without taking into account the whole thing would amount to gross injustices.
When a paradigm falters, there may be things that must not go forward – such as evictions, and things that must keep going forward – such as water, food, gas, heat, and communications. What is needed for life should be the basis of any paradigm, and foreclosure is not necessary to continue life.
If we should get into tough times, it will be important to think clearly and outside the usual sets of limitations. We may have to rethink the entire paradigm. So it probably wouldn’t hurt to start now, just to get a leg up on the situation.