Written by: Greg Ellifritz
Election-related violence is increasing. So are the reported rates of Covid-19 positive tests. If I were to look into my crystal ball and prepare a worst case scenario forecast for the next few weeks, it would look like this:
Street violence is going to increase as we get closer to the election. I predict the results of the election will be contested by one or both sides. Violent protests will skyrocket. I think there will be mass looting and a lot of people hurt and killed.
The police will be unwilling/unable to stop this violence. The cops will be the target for many of the protestors. They will have their hands full just trying to stay alive. They won’t be coming to help you. Fire/EMS won’t respond to dangerous locations without a police escort, so they may not be coming either.
Governments will institute another pandemic lockdown much more strict than what we’ve seen in past months. Ostensibly the lockdown will be ordered to control the virus, but in actuality, I think they will artificially inflate the virus numbers just to scare folks and keep people off the streets.
The general populace is more amenable to curfews and lockdowns in the interest of public health than the same measures being used to quash election-related violent protests. More curfews and lockdowns are coming, but they will have nothing to do with the virus.
Please use the next few days to plan for an extended lockdown. I think all restaurants, stores, and gas stations could be forcibly shut down for a period of time following the election. Stockpile food and fuel for your family. Make sure you have at least a month’s worth of any prescription/OTC meds. Have the ability to better fortify your residence. Make sure you have plenty of fire extinguishers and some means to defend yourself.
Think about what items you would need in order to survive two weeks without ANY shopping and many hours or days without police/fire protection. Acquire that stuff NOW.
If nothing happens, you’ll be prepared for the next winter storm. No harm done. If things get unimaginably bad in the next few weeks, you’ll be very thankful you prepared.
Or you can just ignore my recommendations and call me a paranoid lunatic. I’m good either way. I wish you all the best.