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A 2022 Prophecy
First came pestilence, then came war. Now comes economic collapse.
Sometime around mid April—maybe the weekend of Easter—outdoor activities will capture America’s imagination once again. For the first time in two years, most of the country can enjoy Spring and Summer without artificial Covid restrictions.
The pent-up demand for fresh air and sunshine will drive people away from their televisions and cell phones toward the great outdoors. Exposure to the news will drop, as will rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, which have never been higher than right now. For a few months, people will care less about pandemics, vaccines, and wars in Europe, focusing on tans, trips, and rounds of golf.
But, as I learned when taking a break from the internet, big news has a way of finding you.
Sometime before the kids return to school in August, something will have changed. America will have quietly slipped into recession. The “official” declaration will still be months away, because a recession is two consecutive months of GDP contraction. But everyone who got a pink slip over the summer will know.
Unlike the past few recessions, this one will include spiraling inflation. Because unemployment benefits are not indexed to inflation, whatever the unemployed receive in compensation will be woefully inadequate to pay bills.
That monthly income deficit combined with soaring housing costs and rising interest rates mean that houses will no longer be selling above asking price their first weekend on the market. That means the unemployed will not be able to sell quickly to avoid foreclosure. The effects of this mortgage crisis won’t be felt for many months, but the foundation will be laid in the second half of 2022. Like a noxious weed whose seed landed in your yard in the fall, it will spring to grotesque life about July 2023.
As the shadows grow long in the waning days of August when the novelty of pools and softball games has worn off, people will again return to constant scrolling on their phones to read and hear about the worsening economic crisis.
If the New World Order grifters hope to use the crisis to further their freedomless aims, the news will focus on the human cost of economic collapse and its effects on people. Subtly or bluntly, the reports—the consensus of the experts—will affix blame for the crisis on three factors. Three factors that really amount one primary problem.
The three factors:
Failure to follow recommended Covid protocols (anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers) prolonged the pandemic’s stress on the economy and society at large.
The people who ignored the warning signs in the economy and failed to curtail spending, which exacerbated inflation caused almost exclusively by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The “home ownership delusion” that drove people to buy homes when renting was more appropriate for their incomes and lifestyles.
In other words, the whole world is suffering because of a selfish few who refused to follow the rules—the people who were not “all in this together.”
In the final weeks before the November 2022 elections, Democrats will rush through bills designed to stop home ownership. They will limit the home mortgage interest deduction to $1,000 a year and cap Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac’s ability to fund loans.
The Department of the Treasury will release new mortgage lending guidelines that severely limit private mortgage loans.
Meanwhile, the residential real estate industry will face aggressive regulatory scrutiny in all states run by Democrats and some states run by Republicans.
Those measures will be designed to prevent new entrants to the home ownership world, except for the very rich.
Congress will then turn its attention to consumer spending by imposing a 5 percent national sales tax on all online purchases except for a long list of exempted products and categories. The sales tax will be in addition to any state and local taxes and will be used for extended unemployment benefits, supposedly. Its primary purpose will be to reduce consumer spending on items the experts believe we can do without.
Credit card companies rather than retailers will be responsible for enforcing the sales tax and for collecting the fees. These taxes will be added to your monthly credit card statement rather than your online order summary. Like the income tax collected by your employer, you won’t see the tax and will, therefore, believe it doesn’t exist.
Finally, to address noncompliance with medical advice, Congress will pass legislation requiring employers to verify that all employees are current on all recommended vaccinations and authorize the FDA to publish an annual list of required shots for all Americans. This law will accomplish what Biden’s Covid vaccine executive order could not.
Welcome to the New World Order, my friends, where you will own nothing, have no privacy, and be happy about it—or else.