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Covid-19 was invented for many reasons, none of which are more evident than as cover for the coming economic collapse.  I hate to even think about it, but we all have to become preppers.

The first step in prepping is going to be to practice poverty. Even if you have plenty of money, now is the time to cut back on expensive food, and to get rid of any toys that are draining your income.

As much as I wish it wasn't true, it's hard to come to any other conclusion except that the virus is a total hoax on the American people.

As we saw with the recent lockdown, the American people are not prepared for an even bigger destruction of the economy at every level from finances to just seeing enough food on the shelves in the grocery store.

We are looking at an economic nightmare like none since the Great Depression.

During the Great Depression, my parents and grandparents didn't have a lot of money, but they had gardens and other relatives out on the farm. Everyone ate.

My paternal grandfather was employed at the post office. Even though it was a different situation back then without unions and other protections, he kept his job throughout the entire time. 

There was enough money in the family so the kids could receive a dime each on Saturday morning to go to a movie, and I think you could even get popcorn or a drink included for that dime.

Many others not too far from his house were so poor that at Christmas time the only gifts they may have gotten was an orange or a roll of caps for one of those old-fashioned cap pistols.

The only entertainment available for poor people in those days, was maybe a radio, but actually it was making new children.

I remember my father calling one Street in Wilson, North Carolina, incubator alley.  It's hard to imagine how third-world we really were at that time. 

In the late 1930s when my father was around 15 or 16, he had a job at a local gas station that paid $5 a week. Several of his coworkers we're actually raising families on that same $5.

My father passed away 13 years ago. No one even in my baby boomer generation has faced that type of hardship in our lifetimes.

And now that we are about to face it, those types of jobs that anyone could get have disappeared.

With the coming of artificial intelligence, jobs as we have known them we're going to be long gone.

Instead of this failed communist or socialist nonsense being preached by the radical left, I'm not sure why we didn't try out universal basic income during the lockdown.

If we have some kind of guaranteed payment to people, you will see a reduction in family violence, drug use, and actually free up children to learn for the sake of learning.

There's going to be a cultural renaissance if we allow it to happen.

But unfortunately, what we are going to get, is a destruction of Western Civilization without a corresponding rise in new art and science.

One thing I would like to see is some sort of Universal Health Care.

What we seem to do by mistake is to want to create the world's biggest and most expensive health care system and make it available to everyone. That's not necessary.

What I would like to see though, is basic healthcare provided to people at all income levels.  Maybe we can prevent lifestyle conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

In the long run, this would make for a better population and a better country.

We have all kinds of benefit programs available when people get terribly sick, but we don't help them stay healthy.

And a bigger thing, and one that maybe would be more important to most people, would be some kind of dental care for people of all ages and income levels.

Most of us don't take care of teeth problems until it's too late.

Many of us in the baby boomer generation are healthier than our parents. Unfortunately, if you lose your job, your healthcare goes away. And most of us never had very much in the way of dental care.

I don't know about most people, but if I could go back to being a kid, I would have concentrated on nothing but taking care of my teeth. So many of my healthcare issues have some kind of relationship with bad dental health and probably gum disease.

I do have diabetes.  But we are coming to know that most chronic health issues are caused by inflammation, and that includes inflammation of the gums.

Most traditional pensions are a thing of the past. Unless you're a government worker, chances are you don't have an old-fashioned pension like my father and mother had.

Now I plan to live in countries where you can get by on Social Security payments, but I have no way of knowing if those Social Security will be discontinued at some point or just killed by inflation.

But even with Social Security and pensions, my mother is bankrupting us all.

There is still not enough money to have her live in a skilled nursing facility. We could have made some other choices a few years back, but other people were fighting me. Now, unless we sell everything she has, there's no way that she will be going to a nursing home.

What that means is I am stuck here just being like a night watchman for the most part. She can't be left alone. Wel,l I do have some help getting her cleaned up and fed, but it's not enough. Others in the family are also suffering.

Before the lockdowns, we were all living way above our means. Over the past few decades, we have changed from a melting pot into a bunch of crackpots.

Americans had been carefully groomed into a mindset of consumption instead of saving.  This due in large part to a decade long period of zero interest rates meant to stoke credit and debt at the expense of saving for the future.

With checking and savings accounts paying basically no interest, instead of putting assets into gold, we were just told to spend.

And much of that spending was on useless crap that does not add to your well-being or happiness. 

We have built McMansions we can't afford, sent our kids to colleges for useless educations, and have watched them return home because there are no jobs available for them.

With up to 60 million people out of work, or underemployed, what is on the horizon are poverty and total dependence on the state, which will increase the state’s power and control over the people.

Many pundits believe that the rioting and looting will only increase. That's possible. I can see when people in the red states start getting tired of all the destruction, they may fight back.

After all, the flyover states are where most of the hunters and gun owners live. Those inner-city thugs may look tough, but I wouldn't want to go up against rednecks and crackers and Okies in a shooting contest.

These pundits are calling for massive action to help you rise up against what's going to be either even further government lockdowns and restrictions.

What I have to say is something different. I believe that you have to prepare yourself for what is to come and get everything ready to leave the country at a moment's notice.

Even if you decide to stay home, you need to be prepared with food and ammunition.