We are only halfway through what many agree has been one of the worst years in modern history, both for the United States and for the world at large. 2020 will certainly go down in the history books. Despite optimists’ predictions of an economic recovery, a vaccine to end the pandemic, and a return to normal life as lockdowns are lifted across the globe, the next six months aren’t going to get any easier. In fact, things will only get worse, and catastrophically so.

According to a poll from the American Psychological Association, 83 percent of adult Americans said that “worrying about the future of the United States is a big source of personal stress.” Moreover, 72 percent said that they believe this is “the lowest point in the country’s history that they’ve ever been alive to see.” This is the result of an overwhelming combination of factors–the pandemic, the economic collapse, food shortage and deep societal issues that have recently come again to the surface and caused mass protests across the country. A lot of the stress seems to come from the government’s mishandling of the health crisis as well. 66 percent of respondents reported that this topic worried them on a daily basis.

Decades of irresponsible government policies and an economy that was already headed for a downturn set the stage for a perfect storm, and then a major worldwide health crisis was added to the mix. Now, we are watching as all the systems we have relied upon for so long collapse around us. Any Americans that still believe that we will emerge from the other side with any sort of normalcy resembling life prior to 2020 need to wake up and face the facts.

If you think you’ve seen chaos so far, just wait. The first six months of the year have been hard, the next six months will be harder, and the years to come will only continue to go downhill. So now is the time to begin preparing for the worst, because the window of opportunity to have any sort of leg up on the future is closing fast.

In this video, we are going to give you all of the warning signs that point towards a total societal collapse, and tell you the ways in which you need to prepare now in order to avoid the worst of the catastrophe.

This pandemic needs to serve as a wake up call. As the health crisis gripped the United States, lockdowns were imposed swiftly and harshly. Those that found themselves unprepared were soon blindsided by the collapse of supply chains and the subsequent shortages of many frequently purchased goods. Remember when thousands of people couldn’t even buy toilet paper? Even now that all 50 states have at least partially reopened, many retailers still have caps on how many items a single consumer can purchase in particular categories. Let the lesson be that if you do not stock up in advance, you will be left high and dry when disaster strikes.

As a bleaker economic climate takes its toll, civil unrest will continue to spike, and cities across the United States could very well see waves of dangerous protests.

Already, housing prices for property in rural areas are skyrocketing along with increased demand. People want to get out of urban areas.

And if you thought things couldn’t get any worse, consider that food shortages are starting to worsen worldwide. The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently warned the largest gathering of world leaders since the pandemic began that it will lead to “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world.”

The economic collapse will cause never before seen levels of hunger and famine, leaving up to 1.6 billion people around the globe unable to earn a living.
The threats to global food production are varied and numerous. With so many simultaneous disasters occurring at once, there is no telling how vast the destruction could be.

Even with so many existential threats bombarding countries, many have found time for geopolitical conflicts as well. The Middle East is again teetering on the brink of conflict, amidst an announcement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he will begin annexing portions of Judea and Samaria in July. Israel’s Arab neighbors have promised a forceful response if he follows through. This could just be the straw that breaks the camel’s back in a region that has long been unstable.

To make matters even worse, the Earth itself is becoming more and more unpredictable and dangerous. This week alone, there have been 2,267 earthquakes recorded in California and Nevada.

With all of the disasters facing us, the window of opportunity is brief and the world is becoming increasingly unstable, so the time to act is now.

Epic Economist

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