posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 04:14 PM
No, we aren't in a depression yet. People collect unemployment, welfare, keep government jobs, and expect a safety net many layers deep. The loss of
construction jobs was hardly noticed because the aliens went home. (can't call them illegal, they weren't treated as such)
It will take longer to unwind than in the 30's.
The pressure on government will increase until most states and the Federal Government will follow the example of California and renege on
Then we will begin to see signs of a real depression.
We will begin to see what people's character is really like. Many will band together and demonstrate the kind of altruistic spirit demonstrated
during Katrina and other disasters. When that proves inadequate and the system is overwhelmed, people will lose patience. When Obama and Team can't
make it all better, society will really begin to unravel. Then it will be necessary to declare martial law and round up what proves to be a criminal
element. Much of the criminal element will justify their behavior and try to fight against what ever measures are justified.
This will set the stage for Demagogues, who will appeal to the rabble and will try turn the focus onto scapegoats. We will begin to see what a real
"Antichrist" looks like and wish for reasonable leaders, but it will be too late.
We likely will see despotism in a religious garb that will blame Gays, liberals, Pagans, and minority religious groups for the collapse. Instead of
defusing the worst elements of society and standing for principles, liberals will try to keep acting like liberals.
Judging from what happened in the French Revolution, Russia, Cambodia, and Nazi Germany, wealthy, religious, educated - better classes will be
Where will the Illuminati/(pick your favorite conspiracy...) fit in all this?
You figure it out... Don't expect clear black and white answers then as now...