“It’s Not Your Imagination. Something Is Very Wrong.”

by Michael Snyder

Once in a while, someone says something that perfectly captures the moment that we are currently facing.  Earlier today, I believe that I stumbled upon an example of this, and I will be sharing what I found in this article.  So far this year, our nation has faced one crisis after another, but even after what we have already been though a lot of people out there are absolutely convinced that much worse is coming.  In fact, in all of my years of writing I have never had as many people reach out to me personally with their concerns about our immediate future as I have here in 2020.  There seems to be an overwhelming consensus that great trouble is rapidly approaching, and there are so many people that are making major life changes based on what they believe is coming.

With that in mind, I would like to share three recent quotes from Glenn Beck

#1 “What I’m here to do is to sound the trumpet. To warn you of what is just over the horizon, that no one else will tell you. […] You know things aren’t OK. They aren’t normal. Many of us have this feeling that we’re headed towards something — something not good.”

#2 “If you felt any of these things, I want you to know this: One, you’re right, it’s not your imagination. Whether you’re on the left or right, it’s not your imagination. Something is very wrong. Two, you’re not alone. You are not the only one feeling this. And, three, this is the difficult beginning of a new era.”

#3 “But, I believe that we are now squarely in the days the Bible foretold. I told you there would come a time when we passed all the exits. And we’re there. We need to fight to slow down the chaos. We need to do everything we can to slow chaos down.”

He hit the nail right on the head, and I don’t think that I could have said it better myself.

So many people out there have such an ominous feeling about the times that we are moving into, and a lot of them wonder if others are feeling the exact same way.  Of course the truth is that countless others are also sensing that something has gone horribly wrong.  Each one of us can look around and see that society is coming apart at the seams, and nobody seems to have a realistic plan for ending the chaos.  Instead, there seems to be a general consensus that we have crossed a threshold into a dangerous new period in our history and that there is no going back to the way that things were before.

If the vast majority of Americans were generally convinced that our current problems were just temporary in nature, we wouldn’t be seeing the mass exodus out of our major cities that we are witnessing right now.  According to a Daily Mail article that I came across this afternoon, large numbers of Americans are “fleeing” to states with low population density such as “Vermont, Idaho and Oregon”…

Americans have been fleeing to states with more open space such as Vermont, Idaho and Oregon as they opted to relocate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, data shows.

Vermont topped the list of states that saw the biggest influx of new moves between March and August, according to the data compiled by moving company United Van Lines and published by Bloomberg.

I can just hear residents of those three states groan as they read this article.

Recently, I had someone from a state in the middle of the country specifically ask me to avoid encouraging people to move to his state.  So many that live in beautiful rural areas are horrified at the prospect of hordes of transplants from New York, California and Illinois moving in and ruining their communities.

And according to that same Daily Mail article, New York is one of the main states that people are fleeing at this point…

Two thirds of all moves booked in New York and New Jersey were for relocations out of those states, according to the data.

The data shows that just under half of those moving from New York went to cities in Florida, Texas, California and North Carolina.

Of course not all moves are out of state.  In many instances, people are just moving out to the suburbs from a core urban area, and all of this movement is really starting to show up in the real estate numbers.  The following comes from CNN

Signed contracts for sales of condos and co-ops in Manhattan, for example, plunged nearly 60% in July, while contracts for single-family homes in areas outside of New York City skyrocketed, according to a recent report from brokerage firm Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel.

Similar shifts are playing out in suburban areas around other major cities. Norfolk County, outside of Boston, saw a 38% increase in new contracts for single-family homes in July over last year, according to Compass. Collin County, Texas, outside of Dallas, saw a 58% increase. San Bernardino County, outside of Los Angeles, saw a 62% jump and Marin County, outside of San Francisco, saw a 77% increase over last year.

Personally, I can’t blame anyone that wants to flee the major cities.  As our society continues to crumble, living in a core urban area will be a very dangerous thing to do.

For now, most of the protesting is for political purposes, but as time rolls along economic considerations will increasingly come to the fore.

If people are this crazed and this violent now, what are they going to be like when all of their food is gone and they are desperately hungry?

Even now, millions of Americans are becoming increasingly desperate.  58 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits over the past 23 weeks, about two-thirds of the country is in financial distress, and one recent Gallup survey found that 70 percent of all Americans want another stimulus check…

As Congress and the Trump administration remain deadlocked in talks over the next coronavirus stimulus package, seven in 10 Americans (70%) say they would support the government sending an additional economic impact payment (EIP) to all qualified adults. These stimulus payments, which were first distributed in April as part of the popular CARES Act, are widely supported as the U.S. economy continues to face high unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite deep polarization on a number of policies related to COVID-19, an additional EIP receives strong support among both Democrats and Republicans. Democrats (82%) are most likely to favor the federal government sending another direct payment to all qualified U.S. adults (based on their income level), with about two-thirds of Republicans (64%) and independents (66%) saying the same.

It sure didn’t take very much to turn most of us into socialists, did it?

Of course this is just the start.  As the U.S. is hit by one major crisis after another, the economic desperation all around us is going to get far, far worse.

Glenn Beck said it so perfectly.  If you have a very ominous feeling about what is ahead, it isn’t just your imagination.

Something is definitely very wrong, and our national nightmare is just beginning.