Official Inflation is 8+%/year. Actual Inflation is more like 28% or 38%/year. (Wait until you see food over the next 12 months.) So, who got a 38% raise last year? Not you either?
When inflation is 0%, the interest on the ginormous national debt is nearly 0%. When interest goes up with inflation, the interest on the debt becomes untenable. That's when economies and governments collapse. And then wars start, because everybody always wants their money, and people don't quietly and obediently starve to death after they realize they've been rooked for decades, and paid in funny money that's worthless. You could look it up.
TPTB and their media wing minions are still frothing about arresting Trump for taking home paperwork he's allowed to declassify on a whim, but they couldn't see why Shrillary's 30,000 federal felony counts of destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice were a problem, and they can't see the problem now either.
Flipping onto CCPBS This Week for a couple of minutes before I was looking for a firearm was rather bracing, in regard to the full frothing delusional psychotic moonbats - talking to each other as if they were completely normal - on display there. Having turned all that horseshit off years back, seeing it in full bloom now has me in a mind to load some more magazines, and then buy more ammo and magazines, so I'll have more to load.
I felt like Murphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest suddenly thrust among the really crazy, and seeing just how batshit nuts they all are, right up in my face.
Worse, nearly half the country thinks this is fine, and The Way It Ought To Be. With absolutely zero self-awareness of what total fucknuts they are.
There's a great but unappreciated scene in the beginning of The Eagle Has Landed, where Anthony Quayle as Admiral Canaris describes a meeting with Der Führer and his minions, where he realizes he's working for outright lunatics, and he wonders aloud "...what must I look like to them?"
The screenwriter got that right. That's how it happens.
Look at the vilification of the last president, who is increasingly looking like The Last President Ever, and anyone who thinks, speaks, or votes even remotely similarly.
If the Left had no brakes on their behavior, the roundups, boxcars, camps, welcoming showers, and ovens would have started two years ago. Or more.
And I'm speaking literally, not metaphorically.
That's exactly what they want to DO. And they're not even afraid to say it, out loud and publicly. If that doesn't scare Hell out of anyone sane, they're a moron. When someone says they want to kill you, they're telling you the truth.
Well, fair enough. Sauce for the goose, lunatics. "You magnificent bastards, I READ YOUR BOOK!"
If anyone hasn't clued in to that reality by now, they're cannon fodder for what's coming like an express freight train with no brakes.
You aren't going to persuade, you aren't going to vote, and you aren't going to have your day in court. If you're really lucky, there's one box left for you to influence your future, and the sooner you wrap your head around that undeniable truth, and plan appropriately, the better off you'll be.
Not just cash, but money. Tangible assets, not ones and zeroes, nor cryptofiatbux, or paper ones. Food. Food for a long time, for more people than you think. A reliable perennial water source. Medicine and medical supplies. Arms; guns and ammo. More ammo than you can imagine. Spare parts, cleaning supplies. Tools, traps, and toys. Energy. Comms. Everything from Sat phones to carrier pigeons should be on the menu.
If you think you're going to dig a deep enough hole and hide for a decade, forget it. Odds against that working: too high to mention.
You're either going to stand up and fight for your liberty, to get it back, or you're going to give it away, never to enjoy it again.
It's that bad, right now.
All you're going to get going forward is watching it get worse, and wondering how you ever let things get this bad to begin with.
But what's done is done. And won't be undone until you start doing it. You and anyone you can find like you. Find them you will, and find them you'd better. And you're going to have to dig the problem children of society out like a hog looking for truffles, or like any cancer, they'll just keep coming back.
Get it right the first time. And get yourselves ready for the day.
Things are too far gone to be set right casually. It's going to be work. Bloody, bloody awful, work. More than you can stand. As if you have any choice.