Americans are not resting easy as the country heads into colder months facing rising crime, rising prices, and the potential for energy shortages. The perception of risk in America is perhaps the highest it’s been in decades, maybe since 9/11/2001.
You have watched since 2020 as crime has spiked throughout America’s big cities, and beyond. Americans haven’t forgotten who was cheering on the rioters and looters that summer, and who has been urging for criminals’ no-bail release from jail ever since. The Daily Caller reports that 64% of Americans blame “woke politicians,” for the crime wave. Kay Smythe writes:
Sixty-four percent of Americans blame “woke politicians” for the country’s ongoing spike in crime, according to a Harvard-Harris poll released Friday.
Less than a third of the respondents to the poll felt that the country was on the right track, with a majority of Democrats (52%), Republicans (75%) and independents (60%) blaming the historic rise in crime on “woke politicians” rather than “other factors.”
Crime statistics concur with the sentiment uncovered by pollsters, with Democrat-run cities recording larger increases in homicide rates over the past two years than cities run by Republicans.
Stunning that this is coming from a Harvard poll. pic.twitter.com/l3aAfPi5Sy
— Noah Weinrich (@weinrich_noah) October 16, 2022
Cities like Denver, Colorado, are on track for a record-breaking numbers of murders in 2022, while six other major cities (all run by predominantly Democratic leaders) will likely surpass historic violent crime records for the second year in a row. Sixty-six percent of respondents to the poll said that crime is rising, with only 11% saying it’s on the decline.
Intentional Bidenflation Hits Americans Hard
The easiest way to get someone to change their behavior is to make it cheaper for them to do something else. Look at cigarette use in America after the government began taxing them heavily. In 2022 only 11% of adults told pollsters from Gallup that they smoke, as opposed to 45% in 1954, and 21% as late as 2014.
You know the architects of the Great Reset want the world to use fewer fossil fuels. The easiest way to make that happen is to make fossil fuels too expensive for more people. Fossil fuels happen to be the bedrock of the modern economy, and without them, standards of living across the globe will, in the short to medium term, necessarily decline. So the plan is to change the world by destroying its economy.
Preparing to Freeze
In March, Joe Biden committed America to supply Europe with an additional 15 billion cubic tons of natural gas via LNG exports to the continent. Since then, Europe has become a magnet for seaborne gas, as its import needs have skyrocketed. Now, Americans in the northeast, who also buy a significant portion of their gas via LNG tankers, are facing higher prices as Biden’s policies have driven up the prices for seaborne LNG. There could be shortages that leave Americans freezing in the dead of winter. You may remember that Your Survival Guy faced a natural gas outage in Newport, RI that lasted nearly a week during the coldest days of winter, and it was no picnic. Part of the problem is environmentalist opposition to building new pipelines to the northeast. Another piece is the Jones Act, which prevents cargoes of LNG from traveling between export terminals like those in Texas, to import terminals like those in the New England states.
Action Line: Americans are not happy. They want a better future for their children without inflation, shortages, war, and crime. If you agree, click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter, and we’ll weather this storm together.
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