One aspect of the whole pandemic response that was not appreciated enough was the economic devastation that it caused. Those who were supporting the lockdowns either ignored the damage caused by lockdowns, were just too stupid to understand or they justified it by saying that any measure that was stopping the virus must be taken because they were motivated by pure panic due to a deluge of panic porn created by the media. I have tried to warn people but they would, in their state of panic and fear, still accept and support lockdowns.
The idea that one could shut down major sectors of the economy without serious consequences is idiotic and yet goverments around the world deliberately kept silent about these consequences. What they essentially did was to bribe the population. Those who temporarily lost their jobs and those who had to close their businesses were given money by the goverment. Had the goverments not done so, they would have had a rebellion on their hands. You cannot take someone’s livelyhood and leave that person twisting in the wind.
Where did the goverments get the money from? They could not increase taxes because that would make the sharp contraction of the economy that they themselves caused much worse and because, again, many people would not accept lockdowns if they felt the negative consequences immidiately.
So, the goverments incurred a lot of debt, essentially printing a ton of money. From 2019 to 2021 the money supply M1 in the Eurozone grew by 25%. In the US it was much worse. Inflation would be unavoidable as soon as the economy would open up and the people could spend all the money they were not able to spend during the lockdowns.
Inflation and destroyed/disrupted supply chains were the results of the lockdowns.
See The World Catastrophe Wrought by Covid Lockdowns.
If we all thought that we could finally go back to normal, we were sorely disappointed.
That’s our own fault.
Why didn’t we listen to our “elites” when they told us that there would be no back to normal? Why didn’t we listen to guys like Gavin Newsom, Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Klaus Schwab?
Gavin Newsom and Trudeau literally told us that there wouldn’t be a return to normal but that we would “Build Back Better” and have a “Great Reset” resulting in more equity and a greener society. “Build Back Better” was on Boris Johnson’s, Joe Biden’s and Klaus Schwab’s lips all the time. They were not kidding.
When everything seemed to go back to normal, just “coincidentally” and very conveniently for our “elites” the war in Ukraine broke out.
Understand that this war makes many things worse but it is NOT, I repeat, NOT the cause of our problems. The cause of our problems are our “elites” who use the war as an excuse for everything they are causing.
Before the pandemic global oil production was 83 to 84 million barrels per day.
Current oil production is 80 million barrels per day. In the US alone, production fell by 2.2 million.
This has nothing to do with Russia but it is the result of the build-back-better-crowd’s war against fossil fuels. In the midst of an energy crisis our “elites” refuse to increase fossil fuel production and they refuse also in many cases to use fossil fuels for the production of electricity.
Understand that the current shortage of energy is artificially created. It is part of the “Great Reset”, the transition to a “green” economy.
During the covid pandemic the UN warned that the economic effects of the worldwide lockdowns could cause hunger and increased poverty in the 3rd world.
The negative effects of the lockdowns are bad enough but the effects that the explosion in energy prices and hence, exploding fertlizer prices have for food production are devastating for the 3rd world.
Don’t get me wrong. We are suffering and we will be suffering even more because of this but while we might be able to absorb higher food prices, many people in the 3rd world who are already on the edge of starvation will die.
As if all this wasn’t bad enough our “elites” make it even worse by artificially reducing food production in the EU by essentially forcing farmers to produce less for the sake of “saving the climate”. This will have have huge implications.
Our “elites” are doing this deliberately. They know what they are doing and they know that millions will die because of it. They don’t care.
The price for the green utopia is the green death.
The green death will be followed by the green human tsunami. Millions of people will try to flee from hunger and death.
What’s happening now at the US southern border is bad but it will pale in comparison to the human wave that is to come.
The same is true for Europe. The flood of refugees in 2015 will look like a picnic compared to the flood that is to come.
Needless to say that many will die on their way to the US and Europe.
Green death indeed.