In the peak of their Y2K scare two years ago fringe leaders, including many church Pastors, were calling for the end of the world or in some cases the time when the Anti-Christ was coming to the scene to instruction in the new world order.

But after a terror attack on American land, the introduction of the surveillance state, an economic collapse, and trust in society as a whole in possibly its weakest point in U.S. history, even tens of thousands of people are giving up the ‘civilized’ lifestyles and going for the wilderness to escape what is coming, or what is already here.

Countless Americans are flocking to “Big Sky” state, which movement has become so prominent that it’s caught the eye of the mainstream press. Within the past several months, both e along with The Economist have done major posts on this phenomenon. From all over the country, conservatives, both preppers and Bible-believing Christians have been moving into Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and the eastern areas of Oregon and Washington. As you can see below, this region has become famous as the “American Redoubt”, also for many different reasons it’s considered by many survivalists to become among the very best “secure zones” for when things actually begin falling apart in this nation. — End of the American Dream

There are many reasons why television shows such as Doomsday Preppers became popular during this decade, with most of the fascination from the program being derived out of ridicule versus constructive discussion.     However, it has not been until this year’s Presidential campaign, alongside the development of other political parties in Europe, that has caused many from the mainstream to take a much more look at whether society in the West is unexpectedly breaking down, and whether the future is now more uncertain than ever.

Starting with Occupy Wall Street, followed shortly after by the Tea Party and Ron Paul Movements, the wake of this 2008 Credit Crisis has induced a paradigm shift for tens of thousands if not millions of people, and notably for its millennial generation that are rebelling from just about what status quo over the previous 60 years.

Many Americans no longer realize their nation from what it had been only 16-20 years ago, and quite some of these feel that society has reached its peak and is headed towards collapse in some form or another.     And out of this is emerging a different movement, not as the Commune movement of the late 1960’s, at which individuals who no longer feel welcome in society are simply quitting their existing lives and bailing out into the frontier in which the tendrils of that society will be too far off to influence them or may even forget them completely.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is  currently a author for,, and On the Death Media, and hosts  the popular  internet website, The Daily Economist.   Ken may also be observed Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly financial study on this  Angel Clark radio series.