Years ago as I was deep into conspiracy, it was discussed on all conspiracy boards that the elite planned to crash the American economy one day. This was discussed in my fundamentalist Christian circles, message boards and elsewhere. Even my IFB pastor said, the American economy would crash and burn, and people were not spiritually ready. Some other people talked of Peak Oil and America collapsing as well. Well looks like that day is here. I don't know what is wrong with the people I live around here. Deep denial? Brainwashing? I walk into a nearly empty store, post about it on my Facebook and very few care. The "think positive" ethos holds even in the face of complete collapse. It's the apocalypse and you have to smile.
Their threat "you will own nothing" is very real. The planned for "Great Reset" is real too. They are destroying people's livelihoods, even middle class and above folks have lost endless small businesses. This town is triggering me as it's looking like a ghost town, this is just like what happened to my old small rural town in the mid to late 2000s. The only businesses surviving are a few take-outs and luxury places for the wealthy.
As long time readers of this blog know, I experienced extreme poverty in my 20s. Those memories of digging in trash cans and having only one meal a day or less to eat are there. I know what it is like to wear near rags as clothing and need new clothing and be unable to have any. People don't know what that is like and sadly many are going to be surprised. The worse days will come from the food shortages. We may not be able to get our cars fixed or have items to fix machinery. Our leaders are evil.