Rising income inequality, heightened racial tensions, record distrust in government, rampant corruption, a burgeoning police and surveillance state—it’s a tinderbox that could be ignited by the smallest spark.
On top of that, the U.S. is undergoing a presidential election that is perhaps the biggest farce in politics ever witnessed. It is becoming obvious to all that the will of the Washington establishment, not the votes of the public, decides who runs the government.
Those who benefit from the concentration of wealth and power—brought by a collusion of government and corporate titans such as Goldman Sachs—are worried that the awakening of the 99 percent might bring mass civil unrest.
A company called Vivos is capitalizing on this anxiety by constructing luxury underground shelters for the “protection of high net worth individuals.”
“Where will you go when pandemonium strikes?” asks a promotional video on the Vivos website. Riots, pandemics, economic collapse, increasingly deadly weather, international tensions and wars are all cited as reasons why their posh bug-out shelters should be considered.
The company has turned a former Cold War communications bunker in Indiana into their premier American facility.
“Built during the Cold War to withstand a 20 megaton blast, within just a few miles, this impervious underground complex accommodates up to 80 people, for a minimum of one year of fully autonomous survival, without needing to return to the surface,” the promo says.
Europa One, located in Germany “deep below a limestone mountain,” is billed as the world’s largest private shelter. Five-star amenities are available for “uncompromising protection of high net worth individuals” in units that sell for up to $3 million.
Recommended for You
“When completed, this will be the largest of all Vivos underground shelter complexes in the world and a modern day Noah’s Ark. Each family and their entourage will be provided a private 2,500 square foot floor area, capable of two-story living quarters, with a build-out potential of up to 5,000 square feet. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each family will commission the build-out of their living quarters, to the standard they require. Private improvements will include all of the typical amenities enjoyed by the floating counterparts, including pools, theaters, gyms, a kitchen, bar, bedrooms and deluxe bathrooms. The possibilities are limited only by each member’s personal desire and requirements.”
The construction of these luxurious bunkers is one facet of a movement of the privileged to seal themselves from the seething masses during a civil uprising or environmental catastrophe. Government already has its own bunkers in and around Washington but also spread throughout the country.
“About 3,000 individuals with net assets of $1 million or more,” left Chicago in just the last year alone according to the Chicago Tribune.
Paris and Rome are also seeing a mass exodus of millionaires, while wealthy elites are also installing panic rooms in their big city apartments due to fears over potential civil unrest and skyrocketing crime.
The construction of “safe rooms” in New York City is a thriving business. One triplex owned by a Saudi prince has three safe rooms in the $48.5-million property. In another, the master bedroom is also the last place of retreat, sealed behind a 1,488-pound door.
New Zealand, rated as the third-safest country in the world, has emerged as a prime “bolthole” destination for those with millions to spare. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, global leaders had no qualms in voicing their concerns about the poor rising up against the elite.
Vivos' luxury shelters are both a natural market response and a troubling indicator of the realities of our modern world. Central planners in the halls of government and the Federal Reserve cartel continue their wealth extraction and power concentration, even as awareness of the scheme grows exponentially.
The awakening does not have to result in violent, fearful unrest, but can instead be a peaceful uprising brought about by the power of information.