Globalists who pushed to couple the American economy with Communist China put free people in a vulnerable position. With the Omicron variant spreading across Asia, experts predict an unprecedented supply chain crisis is about to be triggered.
The first reported outbreaks in China struck during the second weekend in January in the city of Tianjin. On Jan. 8, two confirmed cases emerged as the infected parties sought medical attention. Local authorities sent potentially impacted districts into immediate lockdown, imposed regional travel restrictions, and mandated widespread screenings. China has employed a zero-tolerance policy for Covid infections, stripping citizens of all freedoms.
By Jan. 11, communist officials reported 41 infections. Given the Chinese Community Party earned a reputation for under-reporting, many anticipate the outbreak is much more severe and spreading like wildfire. A student who returned to Anyang, in the Henan province, from Tianjin contracted Covid. Reports coming out of the province indicate Anyang already has more than 80 confirmed cases even as officials attempt to suppress information. More troubling, the northwest province of Shaanxi sustained more than 1,500 infections in just two weeks. As Covid rages across the country, the expectations are that Draconian lockdowns will shutter its major shipping ports.
“Besides the upcoming deterioration in U.S. consumption where spending is now being funded to record rates by credit cards before it encounters a troubling air pocket – is China and its “covid-zero” policy in general, and its covid-locked down ports in particular,” Zero Hedge reportedly states. “As a result of the slow movement of goods through some of the country’s busiest and most important ports means shippers are now diverting to Shanghai, causing the types of knock-on delays at the world’s biggest container port.”
Goods and materials are reportedly being rerouted from some of China’s busiest ports to Shanghai. In Asia, two-week scheduling delays are likely to grow longer, causing massive delays at U.S. retail outlets. Even left-wing Bloomberg confirmed Covid is “starting to hit supply chains in the region. Temporary, one would hope, but hugely disruptive all the same.”
An almost ironic wrinkle to the horrific economic news coming out of Asia is that dysfunctional California ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will soon have an opportunity to reduce the bottlenecks caused by the Biden Administration’s failure to prepare. More than 100 cargo ships were reportedly idling off the coast, unable to dock and offload in early January. The Asian Covid outbreaks and zero-tolerance policies will likely result in massive container ship delays and empty shelves across America.
The impending supply chain-driven shortages are not lost on lawless California gangs. The trending videos of criminals brazenly walking into stores and pilfering off inventories are just the tip of the spear. With liberal district attorneys declining to prosecute thieves, the so-called Golden State’s railroads are being ransacked.
“Keep hearing of train burglaries in L.A. on the scanner so went to #LincolnHeights to see it all. And… there’s looted packages as far as the eye can see. Amazon packages, @UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi-pens,” CBS photo-journalist John Schreiber reportedly tweeted. “Cargo containers left busted open on trains.”
Thugs have been lying in wait for boxcars to slow down or stop before pouncing. The gangs of L.A. are smashing into transport cars and tossing boxes out into the rail yard as cohorts rifle through packages. Taking products that are easy to peddle on the street or the black market, thousands of empty boxes have been spotted strewn across the tracks.
“I’m told by law enforcement these @UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers… they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. More valuable than say, a cargo container full of low-value bulky items like toilet paper,” Schreiber reportedly tweeted.
With the U.S. economy poised to fall down a rabbit hole, the White House continues to make grave mistakes. The latest policy maneuvers are likely to exacerbate inflation and plunge the country into another Great Recession. Joe Biden’s cronies at the Fed indicate they plan to hike rates at least three times, if not four, in the coming months. The moves are likely to put a stranglehold on access to consumer credit in the form of business loans and mortgages, among others, even as consumer sentiment plummets to its lowest point in more than a decade. It’s no coincidence these disasters come with Joe Biden in the White House a second time, after serving as Obama’s flunky for eight of the country’s worst years.