Some readers wonder why I place so much faith in Michael Yon's analysis of current events. The reason is simple. As most of you know, I worked for years in the Third World, and learned the hard way how things really are there - the deprivation and poverty, the corruption, the violence, the hopelessness. It's not always like that, but people in that environment are living very close to the edge. One bad harvest, one sudden military coup by a strongman who gets impatient at not getting all the kickbacks and baksheesh he thinks he deserves, one sudden natural disaster, and hell's come to breakfast. I've seen it at first hand all too often - and so has Michael Yon. He hasn't only reported (very accurately) on America's wars over the past few decades; he's been around the world, he's experienced the reality of life in many countries, and he understands how to interpret the signs of the times in the light of hard, bitterly-earned experience. So do I. I'm here to tell you, he's far closer to the truth, and far more accurate in his analysis, than most paid pundits in the mainstream media.
He's warning again of how close to the edge we are as a nation. First, violence.
Watching the situation daily — am ‘statistically’ weighting this period in August as higher chance for serious violent outbreaks in USA. Many overriding wildcards such as Taiwan. And always the random Black Swan. But if we continue on this glide path, I would heavily weight mid-August. And be very surprised if we do not have extreme levels of violence before end November.
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By Spring and summer 2023 — game on.
Increasing chance of actual famine in parts of United States by 2023-24.
How will places like Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and more…feed themselves? Those who can will try to move where the food is. And then what?
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Been warning about danger of famine for 29 months in writing and interviews. Conditions are ripening.
It’s all coming to pass. Not rocket science. Just studying, watching, traveling around, looking, listening.
Chance of actual famine in United States by 2024 > 50%.
There's more at the link.
I think he's probably very accurate with that forecast, because it dovetails with what the powers that be will think they have to do to intimidate the electorate in advance of the November 2022 elections. Remember the Antifa and BLM riots in 2020? I suspect we're about to see them roll in again, and even worse, bolstered by sheer naked criminality in big cities like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. In all of the latter cities, crime is out of control and the police are demoralized, with hundreds - even thousands - of them retiring or resigning rather than face the reality of the streets they patrol. I can't blame them. Their leftist local governments are pandering to the mob rather than enforcing law and order. Why should cops put their lives on the line when they get no official support? In their shoes, I wouldn't either. Nevertheless, that means the mobs will be encouraged to get even wilder, because they know they can and will get away with their criminal behavior. (Beware - if you defend yourself against them, in today's politically correct climate, you'll most likely be blamed rather than them. See my two earlier articles for a discussion about that.
Never forget, too, that our current crisis is being instigated, manipulated and directed by those behind the current (fraudulent) Biden administration. As Yon points out:
The lights are being turned off in front of our eyes. Energy methodically shut down, food, death-vaxxes, and more. A genocide is unfolding. For those who study the past and today, this is flatly obvious.
Fewer people will need less energy. And fuel-control means the people cannot move far, or organize.
Believe it. He's right. I've seen it before, and what I'm seeing now in this country scares the hell out of me. Most Americans can't see it, and aren't prepared for it. I wrote about it last month, in an article titled "A totalitarian onslaught against freedom on a worldwide scale". I believed that then, and I still believe it now. You're free to disagree . . . but nobody has yet given me any convincing argument to counter the reasoning I advanced there. I wish someone would. It might make me feel better.
Yon's reference to "fuel control" is a very real threat. Make fuel too expensive for most people to afford, restrict its supply through "refinery shutdowns" or "supply chain bottlenecks", and suddenly a lot less Americans will be on the roads. If they have to stay in one place, they're easier to control. The First Amendment may recognize "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" - but if they can't get enough fuel to assemble, the right is effectively nullified, isn't it? The possibility of resistance - peaceful or otherwise - is greatly reduced. (The authorities will still have more than enough fuel, of course.) As an incidental benefit, people who can't fuel their vehicles will be less able to escape the violence that's about to be let loose in their cities. Even if they can escape themselves at short notice, they'll probably have to leave most of their belongings behind to be looted.
If you think this is all a wild flight of fantasy, that "it can never happen here!" - well, good luck to you. All I can say is, I'm getting ready for everything Michael Yon forecasts, because I can see it coming too. We'll find out soon enough who was right.