Everyone everywhere and almost totally without exception tells me that they are petrified of what seems to be happening in America. Prices are rising like they never have in my lifetime, or any one's, and this is really just a slight foretaste of the horror to come this winter. I see the financial disaster of the time when I was moving: March & April as the first equivalent of October 1929... and following that reference, as it is now July 2008, that would be the equivalent of early 1930. Again, just a foretaste...this cold winter to come will be a time when many will die in their homes and apartments-- frozen, probably not discovered for days and possibly weeks They will die with their pets, with their meager food, with everything stone-cold.. This is the state of our nation and its mood. Dysfunctional and xenophobic, a place where neighbors hardly speak and everyone has a chip on their shoulder. I will survive as Charlotte and the weather here has tussled with me before and I know what to do. The poor, the older folks up north, those without and the homeless or home-stressed--Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago-- just imagine how tragic. It will be like a small ice-age of bleak gloom and death.
This has been now complicated & even more dire now in 20011---I fear &; predict the very very worst for America, the World & how we will fare for the rest of these years up to 2020...IF we even make it that far....
My TRUE belief:: There will be a new World War before 2016 that will devastate humanity beyond any devastation before and all destruction will be triply compounded by further politics & unrest in emerging countries, horrible weather events, volcanoes & earthquakes.
This is what I feel in the deepest parts of my soul.
I am SO sorry to say this, but I DO believe it.