Ever heard of death by a thousand cuts? I think this is exactly what is happening to America right now.
We all know Covid was the catalyst, but there is so much more.
So how does the cookie crumble?
Pillars of Society are being attacked at every angle, some already crumbling. I think we all know it is happening but when you gather everything up,
it is so profound..
-Doctors/Nurses/hospital systems, overworked, strikes, burnout all over.
-All forms of security like the Police, laws not being enforced. Folks, we like to laugh at San Francisco but this is happening ALL over the US.
Don’t believe it, just talk to someone that works in a store. Many of these place WILL NOT prosecute so People Shoplift, The police can’t do
anything if the stores don’t prosecute, and we all pay higher prices. Shoplifting is light, but with defunding the police we are talking about all
crimes like murder going up.
-Teachers and schools are throwing in the towel
Some Denver-area schools are closing, going remote this week due to staff shortages
Many schools are going back to remote learning because teachers are “stretched too thin” Again, if you don’t believe it, talk to a teacher. When
you talk to a teacher have a talk about the mental health of the nations kids. You know what they say, children are our future. Have we given up on
our children? What is freaking happening?
Goods and services. There have been disruption and delays, but in my eyes this has not YET collapsed. This is the one, when it goes, and I mean really
goes, people are going to go LOCO. I have never in all my years seen as a collective people telling other people to start growing food. It is
downright scary. I’ve gardened a long time. There is nothing more scary than to think that people have to grow their own food for survival. Many
people will not be able to do it. My only suggestion, if all the stores closed down around you tomorrow, what would you need the most. Think of what
people in the old days needed most. Good boots/shoes, warm clothing, warm bedding.
Logistics - I put this between goods and services because they are so connected. Talk to anyone in the trucking industry. There are scary things
happening, things none of us have seen in our lifetime.
Transportation. So many things are hitting this one. Lack of chips for new vehicles. The skyrocketing cost of cars and gas. Infrastructure that is
going to be “fixed”. A cynical part of me wonders if this is just to actually rip up good roads to shut them down and “control” things.
Public transportation that is getting worse, not better.
Sorry folks, I know this is deep for a Friday. We need to wake up, to prepare, to protect our family. I really feel like life as we know it in America
has changed and is changing for the worse. There is this nagging thought I can’t shake no matter how hard I try. I feel like we are going to be
living how our grandparents had to. It will be more about survival than anything.
edit on 12-11-2021 by JAGStorm because: (no reason given)