Have you ever considered what it takes to uproot a tree? Particularly an older, well-established tree? Whatever your answer, dear reader, I think we can both agree it takes a major event to bring it down.
This morning, my beloved life-mate and I are waking to the reality of a nearby family member being "gone," as they have had to move away against their wishes. For many years, we have greatly enjoyed them being part of our lives. That ended Friday morning, when they left with all of their earthly possessions for another state.
The growing collateral damage suffered as a consequence of the "Almighty" State's response to COVID-19 and the "war" on this so-called "invisible enemy" ...
As I have already written extensively (see listing at the end) in other posts, about my personal view of the global response to COVID-19, I will not be attempting to add much to it here in this one.
From my "black-and-white" perspective on life in this world, from day one I thought the response was simply wrong. Based on a false promise that far too much of the world seemed to accept without even a hint of protest. At least initially ...
Of course, like you dear reader, my thoughts on the matter were never asked for nor does it make any difference, at the "end of the day." We are left, each of us in our own ways, to simply deal with the consequences, as well as we can.
For the member of my family for whom this is being written, they quickly found themselves unable to pay for their home. While there were complicating factors preceding the "onslaught" of the "war" on COVID-19, the breadwinner's livelihood was tied to the oil and gas industry. Which was devastated more than most, by the global response ...
Bottom line: They had to sell their home and staying in the area is prohibitively expense, without any prospect of employment.
- Among the various aspects of what I have already written about on COVID-19, is the incredible disruption to almost everything we have known. Does anyone else find it incredible this family member's home sold in 48 hours?
In a "bidding war," with the accepted offer being well above asking price! In our crazy, "new normal" world, based on what prospect for the future?
While I do not know, I would suggest at least these two points:
- With the accelerating destruction of the value of our currency ("death" by printing press ...), the resulting anticipation of inflation of home prices.
- The "unprecedented" intervention in the markets of the Federal Reserve, resulting in the lowest mortgage rates on record.
While they were obviously pleased with this outcome, given their foreboding sense of what might have been, there remains the small matter of now what? Against the backdrop of not wanting to sell their home, in the first place ...
Their temporary answer is to take refuge in a remote mountainous area on a property owned by extended family. While they wait on the "next chapter" to be written, starting with where they can gain adequate employment ...
This family's stability has been uprooted in ways they would never have thought possible only a short time ago. Their prospects for the future systematically "chopped down," as a result of all that is still in the early stages of unfolding, in response to the global reaction to COVID-19 ...
In the midst of whatever is coming, we are grateful for strong family bonds. We anticipate them becoming more important than ever, as we are going to need them in ways unimaginable before now.
In closing, I think it is safe to say people around the world likely have a much deeper appreciation now for what their "fearless leaders" have done to them in response to COVID-19. Compared to what they were told in the beginning they should expect. As one of the countless consequences, you have now read one story of an uprooted family.
Are we alone?
Of course we are not alone. Compared to many, in spite of how we may be feeling, I am sure we have actually gotten off "pretty light."
At least for now ...
I personally believe, though, we are still in the fairly early stages of finding out what the final outcome of this madness is going to be on us all. It will not be good.
How does the cold, hard reality of what you are currently experiencing, dear reader, compare to what you were led to believe in the beginning of the global response to COVID-19? I’d love to hear any feedback you may be inspired to provide.
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P.S. With this now written, dear reader, those interested now have some idea why I have not been as active lately. For us, supporting family in the "real world" will always override anything here in this "virtual world" ...
Interested in reading more of my related posts?
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|Day 1: COVID-19: Out of the News, Into our Lives at Home ...|
With alarming speed, COVID-19, went from the news in China to a pandemic here at home. What are the implications of our response to it?
● Impact at Home ● Question of "Proportionality"
|Day 6: COVID-19: Pandemic Defense and "Helicopter Money"|
How many times can a writer use the word unprecedented? Covers trillions of $$$s promised, up to and including "helicopter money!"
● Manna from Heaven ● Off to War! ● "Too big too fail!" Right?
|Day 8: COVID-19: Gathering Storm of Looming Financial "Armageddon"
On Day 8, under a scenario described as a Perfect Storm, covers "unprecedented" consequences of the actions of the "Almighty" State.
● War and "Collateral Damage" ● Personal Impact
|Day 30: COVID-19: "Post-COVID World," Losses Mount, and now "Phase Four?"|
With the growing references to a ""new normal" in a "post-COVID" world, looked at the growing consequences of "what we did to ourselves."
● Financial Consequences ● Supply Chain Consequences
|Day 48: COVID-19: Liberty vs. Safety and Security|
Of the liberties you have known all of your life, how much of them are you willing to surrender for the promise of safety and security?
● Search for the Truth! ● Losses Continue to Mount ● The "New Normal?"
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