This is an intuition, not a prophecy: Keep your eye on the government budget issues in the US, both federal and state. Whatever else happens will simply aggravate and distract, but this will be the key to what destroys America, the means to God’s wrath.
You are aware Congress is all over this. The Republicans are talking about budget cuts, but not for the military and various spying or enforcement agencies. The Democrats are talking about raising taxes on the rich, but the rich never pay them. Meanwhile, what they won’t say much about is the necessity of vast borrowing. The amounts are already staggering, and it will escalate quickly. I feel certain our military commitments will surge, and we should be ready to see conscription sooner or later.
However, most of what you hear about this in the news is beside the point. There are a few honest people in the national government who have already had to change underwear a few times dealing with this mess. They are rightly fearful. When the mainstream stops talking about it, the really nasty deeds will have been done, and our national doom will be sealed. The honest folks will try to talk about, and will be shut up quickly.
Little people will disappear, die or be arrested on any number of bogus charges to make them look really nasty. The big names will be marginalized, maybe a few die in strange circumstances, but the biggest names will simply be handled with the most scandalous political corruption and transparent cheating, lawbreaking. If there are going to be riots this year, it will be because of that.
America will be sold into slavery, all nice and legal. A shocking number simply won’t believe it until it’s too late; many may not ever really believe it. Somehow the federal government will settle with the creditors, or fail to, in such as way as to destroy everything. The net result will be the same either way. In reality, it won’t be like any other nation going through various forms of IMF bailouts right now, simply because the numbers will be several orders of magnitude larger in terms of relative worth of the debt.
I don’t think anyone really knows just yet how this will play out in detail. For most people, it will be a simple loss of purchasing power, but I believe all savings and retirement accounts will be confiscated. Bad as the mortgage bubble is, I think it won’t be an issue in the way conventional wisdom is expecting. I believe in part it’s because there will be massive confiscations of all sorts of things, or leveraged forfeitures based on a sudden explosion in taxes and such. You’ll be allowed to rent all sorts of things, but no one will be able to afford to actually own much because of taxes, regulations, etc. We can’t imagine how intrusive this thing will be.
There will still be massive welfare programs. Most people won’t starve, not quite. But it will come with such an incredibly intrusive slavery, many will literally flee to avoid being forced into it. There will be no such thing as unregulated economic activity; it will be illegal and extremely difficult to do.
It will not be the same in all places, because some states will find ways to resist. It should be obvious the largest urban areas will fall quickly, and states with major budget woes will have no way to resist, and some simply have already the bureaucratic mechanism in place. Jobs in state and federal bureaucracies are likely pretty secure. Some locales will make it too expensive to implement, but those places may have to struggle with refugees. Some of this may actually be encouraged by the new government to move populations to areas ripe for exploitation, needing only warm bodies to do it. But I rather expect various means of population reduction to be exercised, too, rather like the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Meanwhile, all pretense of democracy will become laughably thin or simply be dropped.
This is what I believe, and I can’t prove any of it. It could all be simply my private delusion, but I expect things to become painfully obvious to those with clear vision by autumn this year.