In 2013 I asked if America is going to hell in a handbasket. Well, as I noted in that article I believe we have reached that “hell in a handbasket” status. In fact, besides having gone to hell in a handbasket, we are in the Twilight Zone. But I don’t think even Rod Serling could have come up with the crap we have in our society now.
First, the economic struggles, going from the Trump era economic boom to the Biden era collapse.
People are predicting that we will be having more shortages of goods, and empty store shelves. But not because of people hoarding, although that might happen because people are afraid of future shortages and empty store shelves, so based on that fear they might start stocking up again.
There are many cargo ships being held at sea because ports are backed up. Staff shortages, stupid social distancing and quarantining rules are big contributors. Ships are out at sea waiting to unload many consumer goods that are needed to fill store shelves, and capital goods like steal and aluminum for manufacturers to produce their products.
And many airlines workers are having a “sick-out” because of “vaccine” mandates, and thus further slowing down travel and economic activity. And trucking problems, shortages of truckers to deliver the goods. And on and on.
Keynesian economic policies of increasing the national debt, deficit spending and Fed money printing are also major contributors to the lack of jobs growth we are hearing about this week. And this Mises Institute article says that it isn’t shortages causing inflation but Fed money printing. Inflation is another concern.
You see what government interventionism gets us? Whether it’s foreign interventionism or other central planning adventures at our expense, like the aforementioned economic central planning, government actions cause misery, and depression.
But some people on the radio have been suggesting that Democrats in charge are intentionally trying to sink the economy, which they know they will do with the multi-trillion-dollar spending bills, with much higher tax-thefts, and outlawing fossil fuels that will cause economic activity to come to a halt, and thus, our society.
Now, if Biden and his cohorts are doing this intentionally, then what they are doing is a form of imposing economic sanctions on the American people. As Ron Paul and others have said, sanctions are an act of war. Like the recent sanctions against Iran, and during the 1990s the Bush Sr.-Clinton sanctions against Iraq.
There was also the oil embargo that FDR imposed on Japan during the 1930s, that caused mass starvation in Japan. I think that, especially if there are to be food shortages and mass starvation in Amerika, what the Democrats are now doing to the American people with their economic interventions and sanctions are an act of war against their own people, and thus Treason, as the Constitution points out. They aren’t using guns against us (yet), but other weapons. Legal and economic weapons.
But because of how brainwashed millions of people are now in Amerika, I am not hopeful for a more free and prosperous future. While I disagreed with Donald Trump on many issues and policies, the tax cuts he signed into law and his deregulation helped to really spur a huge economic boom. Many businesses raised their employee’s minimum wages and gave out bonuses, the unemployment rate went way down, and employment for especially minorities and women went way up, etc. And then…
And then the Democrats and social activists had to take all that away, out of their petty hatred for the one who said, “Drain the Swamp,” the one who said nasty things about those in power. Oooh, we can’t say bad things about the Swamp, let alone draining it.
But the brainwashed fanatics felt it important to grasp that political power in any way they could, to implement their fanatical “climate” agenda that will result in destroying the whole society as they bring it back down not just to Great Depression impoverishment but a third world sh*thole.
Besides the economic impoverishment the crazed wackjobs want to bring us down to, there are other aspects of decline in society. One is the police state.
The entire judicial apparatus now refuses to prosecute rioters who burn down entire businesses and destroy whole cities, but is going after those who exercise their constitutional rights to challenge elections, and who protest harmful government policies.
And now J. Edgar Garland is going after parents who attend and speak up at school committee meetings, calling the parents “domestic terrorists” (but not the antifa/BLM who terrorize whole cities and burn down buildings).
Back to the economic problems that are related to those issues, DAs and prosecutors in some cities are now refusing to arrest or prosecute thieves, shoplifters, burglars who were breaking and entering homes and offices, even thugs who assault others, in the name of “social justice” because these elected judicial bureaucrats are very dumb now and don’t seem to understand the concept of actual JUSTICE. Walgreens in San Francisco and other businesses have had to close down many stores now because of the shoplifting problem, reducing choices for consumers in those districts. What kind of society allows this? A Crapola Society, that’s for sure.
The Alzheimer’s patient in the White House nominated Boston Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins for U.S. attorney for Maskachusetts. As I wrote back in 2019, Rollins dropped many cases or reduced charges to prevent prison time of supposedly non-violent crimes such as shoplifting, but also, according to the Boston Globe, 11 assault or assault and battery charges, taking into consideration the accused’s socio-economic background and race, of course.
Those dropped or reduced charges included a guy accused of punching his wife in the face, and another guy assaulting a lady jogger and causing her “traumatic brain injury, speech and vision impairments, permanent hearing loss in one ear, vertigo, and other serious medical issues.” They gave him a “two-year suspended sentence with three years probation, and (he) was ordered to stay away from the victim...” Well jeepers, Rachael, I guess as U.S. attorney you will probably go after those aforementioned parents speaking up at school committee meetings rather than violent thugs.
So, like the Democrat-controlled judicial system and the FBI, what matters are someone’s ideological views, someone’s race and economic background, and other areas to reinforce that “justice” is no longer “blind” (if it ever was).
And then we have crazed nutcase thugs following a female U.S. senator into the ladies room and filming the encounter. Why hasn’t the senator had them charged with harassment, stalking or invasion of privacy? Who would DO those things? Who would follow someone into the ladies room and harass and intimidate her? These people are such crazed fanatics now and such narcissists they are totally clueless as far as having a SENSE OF DECENCY, for crying out loud!
And then there is this ongoing Covid crap. I’ve written quite a bit about that lately, so I don’t want to get into that now. But besides the aforementioned crazed nutjobs, now we have a Covid Cult, and a Covid Vaccine Cult.
People view Vaccines as the great healing agent, the Great Cure for all that is bad. Many of them are superstitious about it, in their blindly faithful belief in these snake oil potions, in a religious way. Never mind the actual truth about the Pfizer/Moderna mRNA “vaccine” that’s not a vaccine and that really is just another pharmaceutical drug that doesn’t prevent infections or spreading of Covid but is causing a lot of people a lot of damage, damage to their hearts, arteries, other organs, and killing thousands and thousands of people.
The loony-tunes governor of New York Kathy Hochul is a very good example of the religious nature of this Covid Vaccine Cult, in which she told the people to get the experimental Covid drug injection. She said, “I need you to be my apostles,” like she’s the Covid Jesus. I think it’s inherent in the nature of most politicians to have that “God Complex.” (But now it’s mostly Democrats and leftists.)
If someone told me 20 years ago that our society would be like this now, I wouldn’t have believed it.