Billionaires Are Stockpiling Land and Preparing for 'The Apocalypse'
The Real Deal, a magazine that provides cutting edge news on the real estate market in New York City and beyond, reported today that billionaires are making significant land grabs in America’s heartland in preparation for the apocalypse.
The article says, "When the apocalypse arrives, life goes on. That’s the possibility some are preparing for, at least.
U.S. billionaires are making significant land grabs in America’s heartland, where the climate is mild and the locations are conducive to survivalism and living on the land. The Midwest is home to several fortified shelters and vacation homes where the super-rich could happily live out their post-doomsday (or retirement) days."
The map above was created based on data from another article published recently in Forbes, which said, "With all of this knowledge of future mapping, do the world’s financial leaders know something we don’t? Consider how many of the richest families have been grabbing up massive amounts of farmland around the world. All property far away from coastal areas and in locations conducive to self-survival, farming and coal mining...Upon further research, many billionaires are preparing for future escape plans with 'vacation homes' in remote locations. Many of them also have their private planes ready to depart at a moment’s notice."
The Forbes article goes on to say, "Internationally, moguls in Australia and New Zealand have been snapping up farmland at record paces. The interest in cattle, dairy and agricultural farms are all proving tempting for self-sustained survival. But, more importantly, the wealthy are preparing for safe escape havens, stockpiling real estate in dry areas and moving away from the old-school approach of storing food and water. Money and precious metals will be useless, as self sustainable territory will become the new necessary luxury. Many have installed helipads on their properties for easy access and many are buying up Silos and bunkers around the world.
"So, in the event of a post asteroid apocalypse, where are the safest territories in the world? According to several prognosticators and much criticized theorists, here is the detailed list of predicted land changes based on geological positioning. All post polar shift predictions are based on theories from Gordon-Michael Scallion, Edgar Cayce and others, and should not be construed as fact."
Below is the "future map of North America" by Gordon-Michael Scallion.
But major news coverage of billionaires preparing for the "collapse of civilization" does not end there. CNN wrote an article in March about how the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse by buying "billionaire bunkers," The Atlantic wrote an article in March about Trident Lakes, a 700-acre, $330 million development in Ector, Texas that is being marketed as a “5-star playground, equipped with defcon 1 preparedness,” Architectural Digest wrote this article in March about how luxury panic rooms and VIP evacuation services are in high demand, and The New Yorker published an article in January about the super rich preparing for doomsday. The sub-headline reads: "Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization."
The article says, "In recent years survivalism has expanded to more affluent quarters, taking root in Silicon Valley and New York City, among technology executives, hedge-fund managers, and others in their economic cohort. Last spring, as the Presidential campaign exposed increasingly toxic divisions in America, Antonio García Martínez, a forty-year-old former Facebook product manager living in San Francisco, bought five wooded acres on an island in the Pacific Northwest and brought in generators, solar panels, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. 'When society loses a healthy founding myth, it descends into chaos,' he told me. The author of Chaos Monkeys, an acerbic Silicon Valley memoir, García Martínez wanted a refuge that would be far from cities but not entirely isolated. 'All these dudes think that one guy alone could somehow withstand the roving mob,' he said. 'No, you’re going to need to form a local militia. You just need so many things to actually ride out the apocalypse.' Once he started telling peers in the Bay Area about his 'little island project,' they came 'out of the woodwork' to describe their own preparations, he said. 'I think people who are particularly attuned to the levers by which society actually works understand that we are skating on really thin cultural ice right now.'
"In private Facebook groups, wealthy survivalists swap tips on gas masks, bunkers, and locations safe from the effects of climate change. One member, the head of an investment firm, told me, 'I keep a helicopter gassed up all the time, and I have an underground bunker with an air-filtration system.' He said that his preparations probably put him at the 'extreme' end among his peers. But he added, 'A lot of my friends do the guns and the motorcycles and the gold coins. That’s not too rare anymore.'"