This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
Are we about to witness one of the greatest self-inflicted economic wounds in history? Vaccine mandate deadlines are starting to arrive, and large numbers of very qualified people are losing their jobs as a result.
Of course, this comes at a very bad time, because we are already in the midst of the most epic worker shortage in U.S. history. Despite the biggest hiring push that I have ever seen in my entire lifetime, businesses all over America are still desperate for workers. The funny thing is that lots of available workers should theoretically be out there somewhere. The number of Americans that are currently working is still about five million less than the peak that was hit just before the pandemic arrived. So where did all of those missing workers go? That is a question that we desperately need an answer for because millions of workers seem to have evaporated from the system. Now the vaccine mandates are going to make things far worse, because millions of Americans that are actually good at their jobs are going to be ruthlessly terminated, and finding replacements for them is going to be exceedingly difficult.
For instance, you can’t just pull guys off the street and have them fly planes. Very soon, large numbers of pilots will be sent packing on a permanent basis, and pilots for American Airlines gave us a taste of what is coming by engaging in a “sick out” over the weekend…
American Airlines canceled another 634 flights on Sunday, more than 12% of its total operations for the day, the company said Sunday.
The airline has now canceled more than 1,500 flights since Friday, as it deals with weather issues and staffing shortages that started last week.
Of course, American Airlines is trying to blame “the weather” for these canceled flights, but everyone knows what is really going on.
And I greatly applaud the pilots for taking a stand.
If these airlines don’t reverse their mandates, pretty soon we will have widespread air travel headaches on a permanent basis in this nation.
In New York City, Friday was the deadline for municipal workers to get vaccinated, and more than 26,000 of them have refused to comply…
Twenty-six percent of municipal employees in New York City were still unvaccinated following a Friday deadline that mandated workers get the COVID-19 vaccine.
A significant jump in vaccinations occurred among city employees due to the deadline, the city said, according to The Associated Press, but more than 26,000 workers have not uploaded proof of their vaccination status and face unpaid leave as a result.
Moving forward, all of the work that those 26,000 workers used to do simply will not get done.
Already, a total of 26 fire companies have had to be completely shut down…
The FDNY shuttered 26 fire companies citywide on Saturday due to staff shortages caused by the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to furious elected officials, who ripped the move as “unconscionable” — and warned it could have catastrophic consequences.
So will this cost lives?
Of course, it will.
In fact, a seven-year-old boy just died in an apartment fire…
A seven-year-old boy died and his grandmother was seriously injured in an apartment fire in New York City as the FDNY deals with staff shortages in response to a vaccine mandate.
Firefighters responded to a 1:30 a.m. call Saturday at a building in Washington Heights, where fire broke out in the building superintendent’s basement apartment. First responders quickly contained and extinguished the fire.
Meanwhile, trash is starting to pile up around the city at a very alarming rate…
Trash bags can be spotted all over the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, where some residents said that it has been days since their trash was last picked up. A few said they realized something was off earlier in the week, as one missed pickup happens, but they started to think there was a problem after the second missed time.
On both residential streets and commercial areas, the trash bags on the sidewalk are piled several feet high in some instances. One resident who has lived in the area for about 40 years said she has never seen the area as dirty as has been the past few days.
So what is the city going to look and smell like in a few months once we get into the early portion of 2022?
The sad thing is that none of this had to happen.
The vaccine mandates are absurd, and they are going to cause enormous problems all over the country.
Countless supply chain workers are going to be pulled out of our supply chains in the coming months, and we are already facing painful shortages from coast to coast…
Supermarket chains are revamping their operations to navigate persistent product shortages, expanding storage space and curbing discounts to make sure they don’t run out.
Companies are planning for shortages of popular brands of food and staples to continue for months and managers are trying to keep up as different products run short from week to week, industry executives said.
A lot of Americans are still expecting these shortages to go away eventually, but Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is now admitting that there will be supply chain problems “as long as the pandemic continues”…
Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg says the supply chain crisis will continue at least until the COVID-19 pandemic ends amid fears of shortages ahead of the winter holidays.
‘There are definitely going to continue to be issues, especially as long as the pandemic continues,’ Buttigieg told Fox News Sunday. ‘If you have, for example, the third-largest container port in the world in China shutting down because of a COVID outbreak in late summer you’ll feel that in the fall here on the West coast.’
Of course, there is no end in sight for the pandemic. The virus is constantly mutating, and any immunity to it is very temporary.
So just like the common cold and the flu, COVID will be with us indefinitely.
If Biden administration officials want to reverse recent polling trends, they better find a way to address our supply chain issues, because right now their numbers are really dismal. Here is just one example…
“Americans have lost their confidence in President Joe Biden and their optimism for the country.”
That, according to Chuck Todd, is the top takeaway from a just-released NBC News poll out Sunday. Breaking down the numbers on Meet the Press, Todd pointed to data from the survey that he deemed “shocking.”
“Just 22 percent of adults say [the U.S. is] headed in the right direction,” Todd reported. “A shocking 71 percent say we’re on the wrong track.”
The only surprise from that survey is that there is 22 percent of Americans that are still gullible enough to have a positive outlook.
The Democrats have cooked up a recipe for national suicide, and they are setting the stage for so many of the things that I warned about in my latest book.
If Joe Biden had any sense, he would rescind all nationwide vaccine mandates immediately.
But he isn’t going to do that.
And major cities like New York and Los Angeles are not going to rescind their mandates either.
So “things are not gonna get done” on an absolutely massive scale in 2022, and we will all suffer deeply as a result.
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They’re not going to let up, not if they aren’t somehow forced to.
And millions of American deaths is not going to force them, they’ll just sit back smugly and say to themselves “well, they asked for it” as they push ahead with their agenda.
You better set down right now, as in right now!, and decide how you’re going to handle it then prepare to actually take those actions instead of just talking about them in the very near future because you’re gonna get the chance to walk the way you talk very, very soon.
Virtually everyone will choose to comply, are you among them? Really?
Unsustainable is a word that should be intimately tied to the Demonrats. Biden & his Parade of Idiots, large city mayors (D), and other subversives are wrong on almost every issue. It’s obvious that they want to tear down our society – their decisions in governance prove that every day.
26 NYC firehouses have been shuttered, police departments nationwide are thinning out, medical professionals, especially nurses, are being stood down all because they ain’t getting the shot. Yet congress and their staffs and the entire post office are exempt from getting the shot. Anybody else out there seeing something wrong here?
“For instance, you can’t just pull guys off the street and have them fly planes.”
Some of you couldn’t answer basic questions about flight paths.
No government..no problem.
A little history lesson. By the start of the 1970s American workers were obstructive, belligerent and constantly demanding higher wages. Strikes were endemic (as they were across the Western world). Left-wing and Islamic terrorism was rife, with planes being hi-jacked every week.
The West was in a crisis of its own making. Salary demands were outpacing productivity and the West was being creamed by two sources: one was Asia, which was increasingly eating the West’s lunch in productivity and quality of goods. The second was the Middle East, as it started to flex its muscles with oil and gas prices.
What needed to happen was a reset. And so Nixon and Kissinger did this, pulling the US off the gold standard and instead putting the US on the petro dollar standard. Credit became unleashed and able to find value wherever it could: this became mostly China. What resulted was the 1980s: a massive increase in global prosperity and living standards.
Now fast forward to today. Americans have been living on China’s wealth creation in two ways: the first involves the deflationary aspect of China’s cheap goods. The second was the surplus wealth of China being lended in the West as credit.
American’s could then consume vast quantities of cheap goods while watching their house prices soar. But what also occurred was vested and entrenched professional groups getting very greedy and extracting ever greater sums in salaries. Public sector workers were the worst: firemen on six figure salaries with golden pensions to boot; cops making six figures and accumulating million dollar pensions; etc. None of this was sustainable and governments borrowed to pay the salaries and benefits.
In parallel we have seen a massive explosion in the productivity sector: think of tech, cloud services, AI, robotics, etc. In short, we can offer a high living standard to everyone but only if things like taxes come down and government expenditures come down. Bloated public sectors and vested interests (pilots, bus drivers etc. who can be replaced by autonomous systems) need to go. That many of these people are obstructive dumb-asses who don’t understand how vaccines work, is an added bonus.
There is nothing totalitarian about having health and safety standards. You can’t drive without a driver’s licence; you can’t travel without a passport; you can’t visit most third world countries without being vaccinated. Nobody has the total liberty to harm others with their unwillingness to observe health and safety. I can’t drive a car with a wood chipper on the front bumper.
We can easily replace these individuals with advanced systems – autonomous vehicles and planes, advanced security systems can cover far more territory 24/7 than a cop can, digital health innovations are more effective than over-priced doctors and crowded, expensive hospitals. It is time to move into a new space that utilises these 21st century innovations and shelve the legacies of an inefficient 20th century.
“We can easily replace these individuals with advanced systems ,,,,,, It is time to move into a new space that utilises these 21st century innovations and shelve the legacies of an inefficient 20th century.”
AI controlled high tech systems that operate independent of people, used to control people impartially, are the only way to go.
People will never have to think again or be responsible for their own behavior, machines will be doing it for us and keeping us in line with whatever they think is best.
We are on the verge of a new era in human history.