I too do not want a collapse because what we may get is nothing like we think will happen. But I do think that we all need to prepare for the future. I am a numbers guy, love numbers since I was a little one. The numbers never lie.
The congress just passed budget and they will be borrowing Trillions more. We need to look at the debt clock,
http://www.usdebtclock.org/ It is at $18.4 Trillion. When I first posted here the debt was under $16 Trillion. Some say that the $21 to $22 Trillion is the breaking point, who knows. I am hoping that once we elect a Republican that we start seeing these numbers slowly go down. But any war will put us in the breaking point.
Nothing good will come out of a collapse.