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These Dangers Loom Over the Fragile U.S. Economy in the Next 12 Months

September 11, 2021

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Birch Gold Group

The U.S. and most of the world is at the threshold of what I would call a nexus point in history. There are establishment forces at play that seek to impose a permanent authoritarian presence within our nation in the name of Covid “safety.” This includes lockdown mandates and restrictions on economic participation for the unvaccinated (including being unable to keep a job).

At the same time, only 53% of the public has been fully vaccinated against Covid. A significant number of the unvaccinated seem likely to dig in their heels and will refuse to comply.

We are at an impasse. With incessant fear mongering over the latest covid variants and the government obsession with 100% vaccination, the pro- and anti-vaccine groups are squaring off .  It is a conflict between those who see their submission to the vaccination as a badge of personal responsibility and civic-mindedness versus those who see it as merely an excuse for authoritarianism. Unless pro-vax people choose to stand down and walk away from the fight, our economic future will grow increasingly unstable.

This is the foreboding backdrop of our economic tale, and it is important to keep in mind that the technocratic exploitation of the covid non-crisis as a push for supremacy is going to color EVERYTHING that happens in our financial system from now on. You cannot talk about our economic condition without including the effects of the pandemic theater.

I believe that the next year in particular is going to be adrenalized and chaotic beyond what we have already seen in 2020-2021. Like I said, there are two sides of America that are now completely opposed in almost every way. Something is going to snap, and I suspect this will happen in 12 months or less.

The U.S. economy is itself an underlying disaster in the making and in many ways the Covid issue is a convenient distraction away from a much larger threat.

Let’s not forget that since the credit crash of 2007-2008 America and most other nations have been surviving on pure monetary deferment. That is to say, not a single problem unmasked in 2008 has been dealt with or solved by the central bankers in the 13 years since. All of the destructive factors were delayed by money printing rather than being fixed. Writing a new post-dated check to cover your last check only works as long as your creditor is willing to cooperate…

The pandemic response has conjured an even greater crisis because the shutdowns of vast parts of the service sector led to trillions more in stimulus just to keep an array of businesses from closing permanently, let alone the trillions of dollars that are STILL being printed to boost unemployment checks.

All of this monetary trickery is going to end, and when it does, there will be a fiscal reckoning beyond anything the world has seen in centuries.

Here are some of the most immediate dangers as I see them in the next 12 months, and what they mean for our future…

Covid unemployment boost is ending (but it’s too already late)

I have to say, I don’t think any government policy has hurt the U.S. economy more than the additional Covid benefits added to unemployment checks. With an extra $300 per week added to existing federal benefits there has been zero incentive for the jobless to find employment. This doesn’t even account for the additional money and benefits granted by various states. Why work at all when you can do nothing for months on end and get paid the same? This has triggered a desperate crisis in the small business sector in terms of finding employees to continue operations.

I have personally seen half the businesses in my region scramble for workers and stretch their resources thin just to survive. Ultimately, many companies have been forced to cut business hours by half because they just don’t have the people to stay open all week. There are now help wanted signs on the doors of every single business I come across.

Yet, bizarrely, there are still numerous mainstream media reports arguing that Covid unemployment checks should continue into the foreseeable future.

It is hard to say whether conditions will change, but for now the indication is that the federal government will be winding down boosted unemployment checks. What I suspect will happen is that certain state governments will react by bulking up on their already existing unemployment measures to offset the federal draw-down, and the businesses in these states will see the drought on employees continue. In the end many of these businesses will shut their doors for good, especially smaller outlets that are unable to keep up with the major corporate retailers that enjoy billions in stimulus to keep them afloat.

At this stage those help wanted signs will be replaced with “closing forever” signs and all those jobs will disappear in the blink of an eye. The federal cuts to unemployment checks are too little too late, I think, and there are no guarantees that they will remain in place considering reports of the “delta variant.”

Many establishments will try to hold out through the Christmas season, but there is already a war going on for the holiday employees needed to deal with the seasonal rush. Corporate outlets have the ability to offer larger bonuses and more incentives.

Small businesses will be crushed this Christmas.

Stagflation is becoming undeniable

I have been warning for years that when the economic destabilization of the U.S. happens it will come not in the form of deflation or standard hyperinflation, but stagflation, which is a kind of unholy marriage of the two.

The combination of rampant stimulus measures and helicopter money injected straight into the pockets of the unemployed resulted in a temporary consumer bonanza. Everyone was buying up everything they could get their hands on, resulting in some strange supply chain pressures and shortages, not to mention MUCH higher prices.

I have seen my personal costs jump around 20% in the past year alone, and I’m sure most other people are experiencing a similar inflationary drain. Anyone who does not already own a home is now priced out of the market in almost every state (with the exception of certain major cities where no one wants to live right now anyway).

Fuel and energy prices are through the roof, food prices are expanding monthly, and car prices are crippling. But this is only a fraction of the problem…

There will soon come a time when Covid stimulus measures will fizzle out, and unless President Biden gets his massive infrastructure bill passed the piper will soon need to be paid. This of course creates a whole new set of stagflationary issues as prices remain stuck in an inflated range but all that extra Covid cash dries up. One might assume that if no one is buying then prices will drop along with demand, but this is not the case under stagflationary conditions. We are already witnessing this in the housing sector, where sales have been dropping for the better part of this year but overall prices remain extremely high.

I suspect that stagflation will once again become a household word in the U.S., perhaps not this year but by early next year. I am seeing signals of dollar devaluation that are visible in necessities but also in manufacturing costs, shipping costs to the U.S. as well as retail “package shrinkage.”

If you have the cash now, I would suggest buying your essentials in bulk before the prices climb even higher next year. Buying now ensures you get the maximum purchasing power from your already-diluted dollars.

The Eviction Moratorium Is Ending And There Is Nothing The CDC Can Do About It.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has no authority whatsoever to enforce rules or prosecute and punish citizens. No one votes for these people and nothing in the Constitution of the United States grants them the authority to dictate economic or social guidance. But for some reason it has been deemed acceptable by the federal government to allow the CDC to demand mass business shutdowns and moratoriums on rental evictions. Multiple courts including the Supreme Court have ruled against the CDC moratorium but they continue to claim the power to fine any property owners that decide to press for evictions of tenants that have refused to pay for up to a year or more.

What I don’t understand is that there are millions of unclaimed jobs out there and both state and federal governments have been providing endless unemployment benefits. But there are still people who will not pay rent this month simply because the CDC has deemed evictions unsavory during a pandemic. The conditions do not justify this at all, but the CDC rules do not take reality into account.

I am seeing indications that many landlords are going to move ahead with evictions anyway soon, and with around 11 million renters far behind on payments, a firestorm is about to erupt. The fact of the matter is, the CDC and the federal government are ignoring the Supreme Court on this issue not because they care about the well-being of those 11 million people, but because without the moratorium in place the cold truth of our economic crisis will be much more obvious to the average person.

The one thing that the establishment hates more than anything is transparency, and they do not want Americans to realize the extent of the financial damage right under our noses. Unemployed people sitting at home, collecting checks and playing Xbox may not be productive members of society, but at least they don’t cause the kind of trouble the government worries about.

Hungry, homeless and unemployed people? They’re the catalyst for mass protests, anti-government revolts, even revolutions.

Another factor that I don’t think many people understand is that the moratoriums have created a fear environment in the property rental arena. Landlords will exit the rental business the first chance they get by selling off their properties. If your business relies on your ability to collect rents and you are restricted from doing this by the government, then your business is no longer a business, it is an involuntary charity.

The result will be the loss of millions of rental properties in the U.S., leaving no housing for low-income families who cannot afford a mortgage down payment. In essence, the CDC has created a perfect storm for the destruction of the rental market and a historic spike in homelessness.

Even with some courts blocking the moratorium, the damage has already been done and property owners will not wait around, fearing another moratorium in the future.

I predict that evictions will ramp up around Christmas time and peak in early 2022, and that homeless numbers will absolutely explode into 2022 as available rentals disappear across the nation.

Vaccine Passports Will Be The Death Rattle Of Small Businesses

Small businesses make up around 50% of the U.S. retail market and are a big part of jobs numbers. I find it less than coincidental that nearly every single action on the part of the government in terms of the Covid response has led to a retail apocalypse that has eclipsed the small business sector while keeping the corporate retail sector alive. The last nail in the coffin for smaller service providers will be vaccine passports, if they are allowed to take root.

Biden’s latest and predictable announcement of a vaccine passport executive order apparently applies only to companies with 100 employees or more, but this represents a large number of small to moderate businesses, and if Biden gets his way ALL businesses will be included eventually.  I will be writing extensively on this in my next article.

Many retailers are already sounding the alarm over the fear of possible vaccine passports for customers because they know that they will lose at least half of their customer base in response. The enforcement of such rules would require extra costs that will grind down their profit margins. And let’s not forget that if a customer sneaks through security measures, that business might be held liable and fined into oblivion. It’s a lose/lose for business owners which means, again, that many thousands more businesses will close down.

America’s economy will be annihilated.

We all know that the government under Biden is not going to give up on vaccinations or the mandates. They will continue to press until they get what they want (or until the public stops them). Don’t get too comfortable in the relative calm that we have enjoyed until recently as far as Covid restrictions are concerned.



More insanity is on the way, so be prepared. In addition to liquidating your increasingly-worthless paper dollars on bulk quantities of your essential supplies, consider whether diversifying your savings with physical gold and silver is a smart move for you and your family.

It’s a great comfort to know you can lay your hands on tangible items of actual value should you need to. Real money can’t be printed or inflated away. Real money doesn’t disappear when the lights go out. Because the lights always go out, eventually.

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  • J Sam September 11, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Interesting observations and I agree with them. However, if the economy goes into a tailspin next years, Democrats are going to suffer massive losses (even with cheating). Only 29% of the country right now thinks that the country is headed in the right direction. If anything, Fed is trying to goose the markets and maybe the economy.

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      Brandon Smith September 11, 2021 at 9:12 am

      You’re assuming there are going to be elections. Don’t get too confident in the magic of stimulus – Stagflation is already upon us and more money printing doesn’t solve that problem.

      • Julie September 11, 2021 at 9:29 pm

        I don’t think there will BE elections. IF anything is staged (or called an election), most people will know it is fraudulent and the faith in it’s integrity is gone. I am betting there will be so much civil unrest from the problems you stated…stagflation, homelessness, starvation on a national scale, that elections will be staged. It will be called an election but really don’t bother because the winners have already been chosen. MSM will continue to focus on BS that the fake government is doing to HELP US. Blah….all BS By the way, has anyone been able to contact their state Senators or Reps? The 2 morons from Indiana have been in hiding since Afghanistan Biden is not the only treasonous asshat…

        • David Homer September 12, 2021 at 8:10 am

          Yes, I contacted mine a couple of weeks ago by email. I got an automated email response with a different email address I could use if I have something important to tell them. That one is probably an automated dead end as well.

        • JA September 16, 2021 at 9:32 am

          I’ve been able to call mine via the dc number. Or go to their office.

        • Andy September 17, 2021 at 6:19 pm

          I’ve left voice mail for both our (Fl) US senators.
          Also, my state US Representative.
          I’ve recieved no responses this time from any of them.
          Their local offices are locked, with signs on the doors about limited hours, due to “covid”, of course.

    • Steve September 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Hopefully, but that assumes two things: a) that election fraud will be stopped (no sign of it so far), and that b) the GOP will do any better. Nothing I see of the GOP suggests that they have any idea of how to get out of this mess or any real desire.

  • Aaron September 11, 2021 at 8:17 am

    I own a small propane business and its been rough. I’ve been able to do good but only because I spent every free dollar I could buying supplies when covid hit. I knew prices would increase drastically and they have. For instance propane is around 130% higher this time than the same time last year. Copper prices have doubled. Brass fittings, regulators and appliances have all increased at a minimum 20%. On top of all that propane tanks are hard to come by. It took 7 months for an order of propane tanks I made in January to arrive. My suggestion to small business owners is exactly what you mentioned stock up now if you can because prices are going to keep rising. As far as covid restrictions go they will end small businesses. The only way I see that not happening is if we ban together and not comply. United we stand divided we fall.

    • Black Cat September 11, 2021 at 7:54 pm

      We are seeing the same things in the septic service business. Almost everything is on back order, tanks, pumps, risers, pipe. You name it, you probably can’t get it or it takes forever to get. Our type of business has always struggled to find help for obvious reasons, but there isn’t a chance in hell of finding help now. Not even jobs people used to flock to can find help. They are definitely in my opinion intentionally killing small business. Small business is harder to control, therefore, better to kill it and make the servants even more dependent on government handouts.

      • Keith September 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

        It is not just small businesses. I am senior management in a global manufacturer and I commiserate with the materials manager all the time about these jam ups at the ports. We have parts coming in from overseas that are putting us behind on order fulfillment….and that backlog just keeps growing.
        This is and will continue to be the hardest on small businesses (with some intent, I am sure) but no operating business is immune.

        • Black Cat September 13, 2021 at 7:07 pm

          Thanks for the information

    • Gauntlet33 September 13, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      Hey Aaron, I’m pissed as hell because I bought my bugout home almost a year ago. Shortly thereafter, I tried to get propane tanks installed and a water well drilled. Guess what, just like you said, these contractors are all backed up with work and/or sold out. I’m bugging my propane guy, but no tanks are available. I’m bugging my well guy, but he’s too short-staffed. Great! And even if they eventually do install, like you said, prices are way higher for the well materials and propane has shot up too. We have to support small businesses by buying and trading with them so they stay in business.

  • Stan Sylvester September 11, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Thank you for your continued fight for freedom and against tyranny.
    Shortly after flight 11 hit WTC 1, then FBI head William Tenet said that this “had Bin Laden’s fingerprints all over it.” Americans were told that Bin Laden was hiding in Afghanistan with the help of some shadowy group called the Taliban. The gubmint told the Taliban to hand Bin Laden over. The Taliban asked for evidence that Bin Laden was involved in 9/11. We refused and invaded and called it a war for 20 years.
    On 3/29/06, then VP Dick Cheney appeared on the Tony Snow Show. He admitted that no evidence had ever been forthcoming that Bin Laden was ever involved in 9/11. Wait, what??? What happened to his fingerprints being all over 9/11?
    The powers that be passed the popcorn as they watched the lack of interest of the supposed patriotic Americans after Cheney’s stunning admission.
    Of course there was no corresponding withdrawal from Afghanistan to go with this admission. Instead, as the sociopaths they are, they must have enjoyed telling us that they got one over on us.
    After lying about why we were invading Afghanistan and then staying there for 20 years, it’s no wonder they thought they could pull off the plandemic.

    • Black Cat September 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      It’s all just a big show: here in the land of OZ the Emperor never wears clothes, money grows on trees and the den of vipers slither to the beat of the war drums. The long game in the ultimate lie!

    • Hubbs September 12, 2021 at 8:14 am

      Dr Gruber from MIT, one of the architects of Obamacare, another huge wealth extraction and transfer scheme, said it best, as paraphrased “ You can sell this plan to the public. The people are idiots.”

    • shawn corrigan September 14, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Almost everything has been controlled for a long time. i call the 5 M’s of control ,Money(BIS,IMF,federal reserve),Media ,Medical,Mystical (religious thru the Vatican and jesuit order) and Management(government,academia etc)

  • Davilyn September 11, 2021 at 9:57 am

    I think the Federal Reserve Bank is one of the biggest problems. Many people, including ones that come to websites like this, have no clue of the dynamics involved. For those who may not know these facts and why they are so important:
    The gubmint gave a license to the FRB. The license said that the FRB could create money in whatever way they wished. Neither the U.S. Treasury or Congress has any say in the matter. The FRB’s which are a collection of private banks, create money by loaning electronic dollars. There is no cash or gold that backs up these electronic dollars, it is only digital and in fact does not exist as a viable currency.
    However, the banks that are loaned this digital money have to pay it back with interest, and no one knows what the FRB does with the interest. So they are loaning fake money out and in return get interest on that fake money. Because it is a private entity, the interest can be spent anyway they wish with no accounting due any one (think dividends).
    No one, including the Treasury or Congress, can look at the “books” of the FRB’s. Why? Because they are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act because the gubmint made them a private entity.
    So, this digital money is in fact, not currency….it is debt. It is only useful as a means of currency for as long as it can be traded for services or products. See the problem here? (Including stagflation).
    100 years ago you could go into a bank and exchange your “dollar” for actual gold. The effect that this had is that you did not see a fluctuation in the value of the dollar.
    Synopsis: All money is now debt; not currency. The FRB creates non-existent currency hence it is debt. The more money in circulation, the less it is worth.
    Good article Brandon….thanks!

    • Dave September 11, 2021 at 10:40 am

      You are so right. In Money Mechanics, published by the Chicago Federal Reserve, they admit that our money is worthless and monitized debt to boot. It’s refreshing to find someone who knows.

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      Brandon Smith September 11, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      An important thing to understand about the Fed is that it is basically a suicide bomber – It’s only purpose is to destroy the US economy and in the process destroy itself. Once this happens, the globalists swoop in with a new global central bank and a new currency, and they hope Americans will be so desperate that they will simply submit to the new system without question.

    • Hubbs September 12, 2021 at 8:26 am

      The FED, via creation of a debt based fiat along with a fractional reserve banking industry is a huge enabler of a corrupt corporate-political duopoly control system. This is the definition of fascism.

      Fiat debt based currency allows politicians to pay, through borrowing, for promises (free lunches) to the people that will get them re elected. They then become magnets for corporate influence money. In a quid pro quo, corporations get special favors. Imagine the resistance to funding a war in Afghanistan if the IRS sent agents to your door to collect physical gold, silver, your crops or other physical tangible items of real wealth?

  • Spartan September 11, 2021 at 10:14 am

    When Biden first made the declaration of vaccine mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees I was outraged like most people because of the unconstitutionality of the entire proposal. In my mind, there was no way this could be accomplished. However, I’ve since realized the true reason for the PPE loans to businesses. The government will use the loans as leverage to compel compliance with the new edict and let the businesses (employers) do their dirty work. They are indirectly accomplishing their goals while trying to appear as a protector by expanded vaccinations to stop the non-threat of covid. We are truly dealing with some twisted control freaks. Welcome to the squeeze.

    • Hubbs September 12, 2021 at 8:35 am

      I suppose playing the devil’s advocate, one might argue that a large part of the population receives government “assistance” through Medicaid, Medicare, SS disability etc and therefore could have a say in mandatory vaccinations- that they are protecting the interests of the tax paying , working , productive citizens. This of course leads to the same unintended consequences of something like a universal based income (UBI) whereby if you accept assistance from the government, they own you.

  • Covidicus September 11, 2021 at 11:03 am

    RESISTANCE is Everything.
    We built this country and We can take it apart.
    A loosened nut, a broken whatever.
    shingle nails and spilled oil.
    Not to mention hackers and cyber stuff.
    A highly technological society does not lend itself to Dictators and Oppression because there are so many ways to sabotage it.

    • Gauntlet33 September 13, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      True, but I think the key is to ONLY destroy THEIR materials/routes. In other words, if Americans throw a monkey wrench in the whole system, that makes it significantly harder for the rebellion to win out.

    • NetRanger September 14, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      So many targets. Only two hands. But, I do have ProxMox, so, there is that.

      You are correct, Covidicus, sir. Good thinking, parallel with my own. When the time is right, they will not know what hit them.

      Hello Brandon! Its been a while.

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        Brandon Smith September 14, 2021 at 9:30 pm

        Yes, welcome back NetRanger!

  • Denny September 11, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Nicolas Bonnal-when the people have their own children die or harmed by the endless booster shots to comply it won’t be about just losing a “job” at a business of 100 or more employees. Losing your own flesh and blood to this nonsense will awaken all of us I am afraid. Then we will have nothing to lose. Militia or no militia. Congress and Whitehouse staff being exempt from vaccines pretty much some it up. If people don’t see this then let nature take its course on those ignorant groups used to “slavery”

    • Gauntlet33 September 13, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      “Congress and Whitehouse staff being exempt from vaccines pretty much some it up.” I didn’t know that, but I’m not surprised…”Vaccine for thee, not for me.”

  • McFly September 11, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Brandon, what is your take on why gold and silver have not served as a lifeboat during these troubled times? I always thought that the precious metals would be a lifesaver. Now it seems, excess food storage and such has been much more important.

    Also, I heard somewhere that nothing make sense about COVID 19 vaccine policy until you come to realize it is a depopulation agenda. For example, suppression of negative narratives on the vaccine, suppression of ivermectin, forcing vaccines when they are not effective and so many adverse events. At about the 1:01:45 minute mark of this interview with Dr. Peter McCollough,

    He states there are progressive side effect with each dose of the vaccine. For example, there is an 80 fold increase chance of side effects from dose 1 to 2. With 13,000 – 15,000 deaths and 550,000 adverse reactions in VAERS, it seems the plan is boosters every 6 months until everyone is either dead or disabled. Thoughts?

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      Brandon Smith September 11, 2021 at 8:52 pm

      Not sure what you’re talking about. The price of physical remains near $30 an ounce for silver and near $1900 for gold. If you are looking at paper market prices you are looking at the wrong thing. I think it’s evident that the vaccine agenda is about depopulation, though it may be more about infertility than actually killing a lot of people directly.

    • Hubbs September 12, 2021 at 8:50 am

      I suspect it is not the direct effects of harm done to the guinea pig population from an injection but rather the real intent is the secondary amplified effects: Placing the economy in a coma, concentration of food production and distribution, disrupting housing and rentals, small businesses, etc., and transferring ownership to big banks and corporations, and to decompress the upward pressure on interest rates which could topple the system the Globalists now enjoy.
      Lurking beneath this is the stealth energy crunch, the Green New Deal/ climate change scam, and the increasing costs of providing cost effective supplies of energy , oil and coal, and some natural gas instead of wind and solar with all their extra hidden costs of battery storage, transmission lines, and back up. You need energy to sustain a complex economy.

    • Gauntlet33 September 13, 2021 at 2:29 pm

      You’re right that gold and silver have plateau’ed for now, but as any stacker will tell you, they’re primarily meant to be a “store of wealth”, not an investment.

  • ron martin September 12, 2021 at 5:17 am

    Thanks Brandon. I’m 78 and have been prepared for at least 45 years which is how long I’ve been happily married. Even here on my rural mountaintop I’m surrounded by automatons and zombies. Rough times are ahead. Yes, keep praying but HE expects us to also do our part since we got ourselves into this mess.

  • DC Miami September 12, 2021 at 5:37 am

    Every person who dons that mask or takes the needles, is sending a loud and clear message to the government:


    They’re going further than building our prison. They’re building our death chamber.

    Already a huge number, if not an outright majority, has sent that signal. The steam roller just keeps chugging forward. Companies, which love this form of tyranny, will go along because they get to blame their forced compliance on the government who can fine them into oblivion (just like business mask mandates of last year). Since they will go along, the employees will not want to be martyrs and starve at the same time, while the vaccinated retain their employment, so THEY’LL go along due to the perceived inevitability of it all. They’ll just throw in the towel.

    Governors who claim they’ll resist are either putting on an act, or they’ll be mowed down if they really are serious. You must realize communists will stop at nothing.

    This is too far gone to be stopped or reversed.

    As far as I’m concerned, I have the entire human race on death watch.

    • Denny September 12, 2021 at 8:31 am

      No. Many people are not going to comply. In my factory where I work we have already had vaccinated people leave because they were told to wear a mask again. They just walked off the job. The rest said no way to this mandate. We have been gaslighted to do this to create economic chaos or a false flag of some sort. It is all over the news that the top govt officials and White House staff will not be mandated. Who would take the jab after hearing that? Gaslighting at its finest

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      Brandon Smith September 12, 2021 at 8:48 am

      You overestimate the power of the enemy. First, don’t believe the Biden numbers on vaccination rates – the state numbers do not match and suggest the vax rate is closer to 50%. Second, all successful rebellion have been started with a minority of freedom fighters. There has never been a winning rebellion that started with any meaningful advantage. The tireless minority of patriots are the people who write history; this conflict is no different, even though it might appear unprecedented.

  • David Homer September 12, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Brandon, good article. Have you considered that the reason for the eviction moratorium may be the same as covid passports. Small businesses will be hurt by the passports and landlords will be hurt without rent payments. I have read that Blackrock is buying up rental properties as fast as they can. Blackrock gets subsidies for the lack of rent and eventually obtains a monopoly on rental property. The smaller landlords are the ones who put up their property for sale at reduced prices and get out of the rental business. Big government wins again.

    • Steve September 12, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      The aim of all their moves is exactly the same: destroy liberty, destroy the economy and make everyone subservient to them. They will fail, but it will be a long fight.

      • Lieutenant Beale September 12, 2021 at 4:03 pm

        True that Steve. Our forebears, who founded this once great nation, we’re sorely tested. I hope & pray we can summon that same mettle they had and put a stop to this madness.

    • Gauntlet33 September 13, 2021 at 2:36 pm

      I have a rental, and I can tell you it’s a constant dilemma of either: (1) sell now and get out of the landlord business (even though the CDC’s eviction moratorium has expired), OR wait another year for prices to further hyperinflate. Anyway, I think I’m finally pulling the trigger and selling, but with real estate prices going insane, it’s hard not to try to stay in the game a little longer.

  • Lieutenant Beale September 12, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I’d like to know what the REAL reason is as to why “they” are so hell-bent on sticking a needle into the arm of every American. It sure as hell is not for our safety or we’ll being. I agree with Brandon that some of us are overestimating not only the power of the enemy but also the numbers are being inflated. Take a look at BoobTube (YouTube) videos recently put out by Fauci and Biden himself when he rolled out his ultimatum mandate. The number of disapprovals far outweigh support for them. (Some are as high as 6 to 1 thumbs down) moreover, these postings are not from Conservative, Patriot, nor Libertarian sites. These are ABC, CBS, NBC (let alone Fox)
    As of close of business on 9/10/2021, There were way over 3/4 Million views on his “speech” (edict) and the public disapproval was telling.

    • Gotheart September 13, 2021 at 9:08 am

      Dr. Carrie Madej on has the answer to your question and explains it perfectly. You will understand why our organized crime governments all over the world want to jab everyone. The puzzle piece you need. ?

  • Joy September 12, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Brandon, are you taking into consideration how many professionals are walking away from careers because of the mandate? The hospitals in Oregon are already short of staff before the mandates. It seems the point of these mandates is to collapse the system. How are things to function?

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      Brandon Smith September 12, 2021 at 7:32 pm

      Yes, I included the issues affecting businesses in the article, and I would consider hospitals a business. In blue states almost nothing will function. In red states things will be more normal, though there is a need for workers in a lot of red states. Those professionals should consider relocating to a conservative county or state.

    • 253045 September 13, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Those dropping out could/should form a new, non-statist system which has NO connection to government whatsoever. Customers pay out of pocket, or barter, but NO insurance accepted.
      Watch prices drop at least 90%. . .”governments” will be warned that free will comes from God, and told not to interfere.

  • Greg B. September 13, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I’ve been seeing “Help Wanted” all over the place where I live as well. And I’ve already seen at least one business closing permanently for lack of workers; a Little Caesars. Could be the first of many if this trend continues.

    There’s also the debacle over OnlyFans contemplating banning explicit content from it’s site despite that being the main money maker for the site. As you can imagine this caused an uproar from sex workers, models and e-thots as the site was their main source of income and they’re worried about their standard of living declining to the point of going back to getting regular 9-5 jobs.

  • Greg B. September 13, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Thing is a lot of those girls started getting on OnlyFans because of the pandemic and lockdowns. Many of them giving up actual productive jobs to sell overpriced pics of their private parts; this includes nurses and school teachers. I’ve even heard of some of them getting fired from their jobs because their bosses found out about their OnlyFans account.

    I can tell you for sure the future isn’t going too look good for these women as the collapse creeps ever closer, because many of them likely have no real skillsets to fall back on and the ones that do will have to keep their mouth shut about being a former sex worker if they want to find work and not be run out of town if they try to find work in conservative areas. There’s also the fact that the internet might not be around when the collapse finally hits.

  • Gauntlet33 September 13, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    About stagflation v. hyperinflation, I was expecting prices of necessities (food, gas, etc.) to climb, and for real estate to drop, but so far it looks like I’ve been proven wrong on the latter as LA prices are f’n insane as there’s new highs each month, and the increase appears to be exponential. Just reminds me that in this clown world, I need to do the opposite of logic as far as investing goes…

  • Kevin M September 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Excellent analysis.

    Recommend this to folks in the fight:

    • Gotheart September 20, 2021 at 8:44 am

      Brandon thanks so much for your logical thoughts put in words, so helpful for me in explaining to others. All commenters your thought too, so thought provoking. The analyst report, very helpful Kevin. ?

  • nunya September 27, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Texas needs to SECEDE from the Union, declare itself the Restored Republic of Texas. Eliminate Federal Laws enforcement in Texas, eliminate Federal Income Taxes on Texas
    citizens. We need to make the USA and all the countries of the world pay for electric power
    generated in our borders and any fuels and lubricants produced and refined to be sold
    and demand payment in gold or silver specie.
    We Texans CAN stand alone in the world. No need for masks, no need for vaccinations, no
    Federal meddling in our schools.
    We should secure our borders….first finish the Wall along the southern border while aligning the Mexican government with Texas to control petroleum fuel sales to the rest
    of the world. Close the Interstate highways and secondary highways crossing the borders
    with New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and allow no Federal Transportation Regulation or
    Taxes within our borders while encouraging entrepreneurs, research and development,
    and relaxed trade rules to supercharge our diversified economy in Texas. We’ll HAVE to
    print our own gold/silver backed currency, but Texas moved much of its Treasury to Texas
    in gold and silver bullion years ago.
    Open carry will be the norm and very reduced need for law enforcement jobs because
    Texans will get along with each other and defend each other and their families against
    lawless rogues.
    Texas is our only freehold in the whole world IF we have the gumption to seize it now and
    enforce it.


  • nunya September 27, 2021 at 8:17 am

    “You don’t have the right to work if you don’t get this vaccine. You don’t have the right to access your community or your livelihood if you don’t get this vaccine. That is indeed a mandate. Make no mistake, the next step in this administration is to force each and every one of you … to pit neighbor against neighbor if you do not comply with getting this vaccine.” –Jackie Schlegel

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