This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The American Dream
Events are beginning to greatly accelerate, and many believe that the ingredients for a “perfect storm” are starting to come together as we enter the second half of 2018. Other than the continual drama surrounding the Trump presidency, things have been quite calm for the past couple of years. We have been enjoying a time of peace, safety and relative economic prosperity that a lot of Americans have begun to take for granted. But great trouble has been brewing under the surface, and many are wondering if we are about to reach a major turning point. Our planet is being shaken physically, emotionally and financially, and it isn’t going to take much to push us over the edge. The following are 15 flashpoints which could create world changing events during the 2nd half of 2018…
#1 War In The Middle East – A state of war already exists in Israel. 200 rockets and mortar shells were fired into Israel on Saturday alone, and it won’t take much to spark a much broader regional war.
#2 Civil Unrest In U.S. Cities – Progressives are promising a “summer of rage”, and they are assuring us that all of the anger that has been building up against President Trump and his administration is about to starting boiling over onto the streets of our major cities all across America.
#3 The Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh To The Supreme Court – Prominent liberals are stoking fears that the Supreme Court will start taking away “our most cherished liberties” if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate. Expect Washington D.C. to be the focus for a lot of the chaos that will happen later this summer.
#4 Tensions In The Windy City – The City of Chicago is a powder keg that could erupt at any moment. The recent shooting of a young African-American man resulted in a violent night of protests, and we should expect much more chaos in the days ahead.
#5 The 2018 Mid-Term Elections – These are probably the most important mid-term elections in modern American history, and tempers are running high on both sides. At this point the left appears to have more energy than the right, as they have accumulated a voter registration lead of 12 million in states that require party affiliation.
#6 Hillary Clinton – Hillary has been acting very much like a presidential candidate in recent days, and she has been continually fueling hatred for Donald Trump during her public appearances. Many believe that she will launch yet another campaign for the presidency once the 2018 mid-term elections are over.
#7 The U.S. Border With Mexico – President Trump’s immigration policies have absolutely infuriated the left, and Mexico’s new president is a radical socialist that absolutely hates Donald Trump and that has declared that immigration to the United States is a “human right”. It is difficult to see how this crisis is going to end well.
#8 The Trade War Between The United States And China – A full-blown trade war has erupted between the two largest economies on the entire planet. U.S. consumers are going to have to start paying much more for certain goods, and U.S. businesses that are heavily dependent on exports are going to have to start laying off workers.
#9 The Deteriorating Relationship Between The United States And Russia – Russia has become the “boogeyman” that gets blamed for everything these days, and relations between our two nations are the worst that they have been since the Cold War. Hopefully Trump and Putin can change that, but it is hard to be optimistic at this point.
#10 Will NATO Survive? – Donald Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of NATO if European leaders do not “immediately” begin increasing defense spending.
#11 The Stock Market – Markets all over the world have already been plummeting, and the smart money in the United States is getting out of the market at a pace that we haven’t seen since 2008. We are way overdue for a major crash, and if one happens during the second half of 2018 it definitely will not be a surprise.
#12 The Price Of Oil – The price of oil has reached levels not seen in many years, and many believe that the price is going to go much higher. This is already putting a tremendous amount of strain on working families all over America.
#13 The Political And Financial Crisis In Italy – The Italian government is going through an enormous amount of turmoil right now, and there are rumblings that the Italians may decide to leave the euro altogether. If that happens, we should expect to see the greatest financial shaking in modern European history.
#14 Earth In Travail – More than 30 volcanoes are erupting all around the world right now, and seismic activity appears to be escalating along the Ring of Fire. It is only a matter of time before we have a major seismic event in the United States, but hopefully that will not happen within the next six months.
#15 Drought In The Southwest – A devastating drought of historic proportions has already caused “Dust Bowl conditions” to return to some areas of the Southwest. If more rain doesn’t start falling, farmers and ranchers in the region are going to be absolutely crippled.
Of course it is inevitable that we will face some moments of crisis during the second half of 2018 that have nothing to do with the items on this list. One thing that is always true about life is that it is unpredictable, and so we should expect the unexpected.
But what virtually everyone should be able to agree upon is the fact that we are witnessing a very strange confluence of events that is unlike anything that we have witnessed in a very, very long time.
Is America about to plunge into a time of unprecedented turmoil? Only time will tell, but all of the ingredients are definitely there, and if a “perfect storm” does emerge during the second half of 2018 there are many of us that won’t be shocked at all.
Michael Snyder is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is publisher of The Most Important News and the author of four books including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream.
If you want to know what is coming and what you can do to prepare, read his latest book [amazon text=Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming & How You Can Survive It&asin=150522599X].
15 Is a lot of problems, but welcome to the real world, and isn’t that why we prep.
Just added some more things to the storage and protection department.
I’m ready are you???
“#15 Drought In The Southwest”.
Two weeks ago I was praying for rain. It has been raining cats & dogs & buckets where I am at in the Southwest every day for a week, and the ten day forecast calls for rain every day.
I declare the DROUGHT over !!! Break out your sluice My Peeps !!! 🙂
America is winning again with no nonsense politics. Leftys cant stand it. More Hillary indictments comming. Drain the deep state swamp of creatures, like G Soros. Enemies of the state.
FACT: Did you know that 9% of US Congress are Dual-Citizens? Like WTF?? No Wonder where the leftys get their Shithole politics from.
Sgt. Dale, everything mentioned in this article is an outlier event. I have mentioned them many times for years now and what was not mentioned is that any combination of these events and variations in levels of intensity are also very real. In fact nobody can even begin to identify all of the possibilities and potential combinations that are presently abundant in todays world. Especially here in USA today where the people are still dumbed down considerably.
Consider this tidbit, a population that has 75% fat people or obese people is NOT an intelligent population now is it ? They are easily manipulated and controlled in a weak minded state !
ALL of these have been problems for the last 30+ years. More fear porn from porn producer mike snyder.
Lmfao, and you’re here why, moron?
Dmonic is 100% correct.
Hope more than 1 happens at the same time. Might as well be a fast, total collapse and reset instead of dragging it out for years……
The sooner the better.
YohanSmythe. all of the mentioned events are interconnected and not one alone will be the major defining event unless it were a cataclysmic natural event.
One willy trigger others in a sequence we cannot fully grasp from this view point. At a minimum a very incredibly interesting time to be alive and observe it all ! That is by far the best perspective. More beans and bullets or as some say “preps” is not a solution to much of anything. The solution is always inside YOU !
Why do I need a job anyways, I still have my credit card.
Afer reading this,I think I’ll go back to bed
Everything can calm down if we all just get laid.
Because after that we all can think clear, and rational.
Even BIG BROTHER, and SISTER who are watching as long as there are no me toos just clear the table or desk on your lunch break and go at it.
PRUDES just go up on the roof or take a swim.
#6 is wrong. The witch cannot run for re-election in Gitmo. Her ass is soon to be history.
About #10, lets hope NATO does not survive. It exists to provoke Russia. Period.
About #9, Trump said that just changed in the last 4 hours.
He said relations are now better than ever. That means agreements were reached.
Stay tuned. The real info to come out soon. Don’t listen to the manufactured fakery.
What? No Nukes? Bio? Sludge? etc?
Oh, wait just a sec., that’s included in War & Civil Unreast
What? No Nukes? Bio? Sludge? etc?
Oh, wait just a sec., that’s included in War & Civil Unrest
This is the ‘biggest bubble in the history of mankind and it’s going to burst,’ Ron Paul says,
Having your mind right is the best prep you can do. Did any of you ever watch Burt Lancaster in Gunfight at OK Corral? I know it’s just a movie, but Lancasters’ portrayal is one of his best as Wyatt Earp. No matter how much pressure was on him, and there was a lot of it, he stayed calm, and stuck to his purpose. Come what may, and it could be anything, at anytime, we’ll need to keep a cool head and think about what we’re doing and how and how much and all that. And don’t forget what Lt. Speirs said to Pvt. Blithe at Carentan.
I wonder what would happen if 12 million Russians were illegally occupying Germany? Isn’t that exactly what is taking place with the illegal aliens in the USA?
At what point is it an invasion and an act of war?
Would the Russians displace the muzzies? My guess is that most Germans would go for that….
#2 is already happening. Democratic Socialists are coming out of the woodwork everywhere! Read where they ran off Trump supporters in a bar in NYC. People, DSA is not being shy about who they are and what they want and what they’re going to do about getting what they want. I’m wondering when the push back is going to start. Could get messy.
Reckon there’s a good reason that there are so many “conservatives” out there who cling to their guns and their Bibles.
Durango, you bring your sluice and I’ll bring my Lobo Trac II
Hillary planning another run for president is being talked about, you’ve got to be kidding me, that’s completely retarded. Maybe not seeing the charade of insider crackpots trotted out as anything remotely legitimate outside of their organized crime connections. Also read that the new Mexican president brought in a full conservative government. He who proclaimed Mexicans have the right to come into the US and urged his citizens to do so. How’s that wall coming along?
I wonder why the gas prices keep going down here in Elizabeth City, NC?
What about the Zombie outbreak??!! I was promised Zombies!!
Hey if you ever want to assess droughts look up the Drought Monitor. It always lags a week behind as the data comes in. Likewise there is aquifer monitor for the USA that should be checked. Both assess all states and territories and can be zoomed in.
If you don’t know the weather and average rainfall in your region, there really is no point to prepping.