Thank you for the excellent analysis of the ongoing disaster. The only correction I will make is that I was not saying we are in post-collapse, but responding to readers questions about that situation.
I avoided making an actual post-collapse prediction by saying it will be an accelerating increase it what we are now seeing. Confusion, mental and social illness, while things become much worse.
You are correct that people are not ready to admit that it is over. The pieces falling off and the flames are all just temporary problems that will soon be fixed. But by whom? Oh, someone will take care of that. We just need to pretend that everything is normal.