Let me say at the outset of this commentary that I in no way intend to diminish the dangers presented by this disease. It is a pandemic to be sure, because it is worldwide. The potential is there for massive health devastation and death.
However, the coronavirus has by no means reached anywhere close to historic levels of past deadly pandemics—or even regional epidemics. Not even close. Yet the projections are presenting to the world’s public an end-of-the-world prognosis, to keep it within medical jargon.
Even those who operate issues and events from Christian and even prophetic perspectives are painting a picture that the world is now almost certainly already in an era not unlike that described as the biblical apocalypse.
Aside from the fears about the millions who might die from coronavirus are the just-as-feared economic ramifications of the now officially declared pandemic.
Here are excerpts of some of the dystopian predictions I garnered from just one website to make the point.
- The financial system is cratering. Banks will begin to fold soon. Many deposits will be wiped out.
- Pensions are being wiped out right now, exactly along the lines we’ve been warning about for years. If you had exposure to the bubble stock market, real estate will begin to crater soon. Expect a 40% plunge on average, nationwide. Unemployment will skyrocket to Great Depression levels in less than 90 days. [Currency manipulation] insanity being pushed by the Trump administration will result in rapid price inflation across America, putting us on the path toward a Venezuela-type scenario, and more money printing goes to insane levels to bail out everybody and everything in the economy. Dumpster diving for food, the national sport of the failed state of Venezuela, will soon be commonplace in many US cities.
- The food supply is cratering in many regions, with food distribution hubs gutted and many local retailers cleaned out. City dwellers are “hunting” for grocery stores in rural areas that have more food. We anticipate gun battles over food to commence soon.
- Speaking of guns, every round of ammunition and every firearm in America is just about gone as of today. Retailers still have some supplies, but wholesalers are wiped out everywhere. More and more experts and even CDC officials are now openly talking about “millions of deaths” in the USA over the next 18 months. (Mike Adams, “URGENT Alert: Financial System Collapsing, Food Supply Collapsing, Hyperinflation Coming, Guns and Ammo Wiped Out, Military Martial Law Plans Leaked,” Natural News, March 19, 2020)
I found other websites forecasting even greater troubles. “America will end as we know it because of the coronavirus crisis” is the conclusion of a number of sites I’ve perused.
Of course, I’ll agree that America as we’ve known it has changed to the point that our founding fathers probably wouldn’t recognize it—at least, not as they envisioned the constitutional republic they created. It is certain most wouldn’t believe how it has turned out in terms of cultural and societal morality. And things like the fiscal irresponsibility of running monetary printing presses, as has been done for decades, with nothing to back the dollar—which itself seems to grow stronger rather than weaker vis-a vis all other currencies—would no doubt flabbergast them.
As we’ve looked at many times in these commentaries, there seems no rational explanation for why the American and global economies haven’t collapsed.
Economists, mostly in the lesser-known blog forums, have pointed to the fact that there will come a tremendous crash at some point. The more renowned financial talking heads of broadcast and cable networks haven’t really examined underlying fiscal structures. They have concentrated on amazement over the ever-rising stock market figures.