Well, I've figured out what will really happen, too bad i have to keep that a secret since that is my safety net. But I can tell you this, don't do anything rash. Sure, take some gold and silver, but there are two critical factors that these doomsayers either leave out, or more likely, just miss entirely. Which is to say that sure, there will certainly be some upheavals coming, but nothing physically catastrophic. The "haves" cannot afford to let that happen or they'd be toast themselves. Thus what they will eventually do will be to, as usual, belatedly do the right thing, because they finally have no other choice.
Oh yes, they keep talking about "entitlements", but don't worry, they're safe. They'll figure out, if they haven't already done so, that messing with entitlements spells their own certain doom since it would trigger the first wave of a catastrophic sequence that would trigger a deep emotional public response that would be almost impossible to reverse. As the panic would devolve into widespread chaos, against which almost nothing could work. Force might work for a short while, but itself would only add to the chaos and diminish the hopes of reversing it. Under such conditions you cannot maintain armies, every country would break down into gangs, some small some large, but none with any real power. These gangs would only be able to act locally and where resources are scarce they'd have to move against neighbors, creating an unstoppable mess that will only abate upon decimation. It could take decades before anything resembling a social order could begin to form from the ashes.
But don't worry, they're not about to let the world go that route. They already know the way out, but they're against taking it. Partly because some of them see short term advantages for themselves they'd like to access. And partly because it will be a bitter pill for them to have to swallow. But swallow it they will since the alternatives are just too terrible to contemplate.
- While money creates control over society and places it in the hands of a few, the other side of the coin is, money allows society to be what it is. So, take it away and those with money have control over nothing. You cannot expect to have orderly control over a society that ceases to exist. Oh there, I've let the cat out of the bag. Okay, their only choice is to repair the financial system in some very credible ways. Sequestration and forgiveness are two very powerful tools they really don't want to use. But the really nasty one is to outlaw fiat currencies and create currency links. What is so distasteful about these measures is, they add up to massive deflation, and deflation means that the little guy's money gains more value. Hardly a wonder they'll resist almost to the end, having to give back what they've been taking and lock the vault to boot.