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Welcome To The “New Normal”: This Is Going To Be A Holiday Season That None Of Us Will Ever Forget

Michael Snyder
November 18th, 2021
The Economic Collapse Blog
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This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

We seem to have entered a nightmare that does not appear to have an ending.  Earlier this year, many of the “experts” assured us that the U.S. economy would be “booming” by the end of 2021, but that didn’t turn out to be true at all.

Instead, we are dealing with widespread shortages, the worst inflation since the 1970s, and the most epic supply chain crisis in the history of the United States.  So this year, we are all going to have a “new normal” holiday season.  The upcoming holidays may not be quite what you have become accustomed to, but the elite are still trying to put a positive spin on things.

For example, CNN is encouraging us to look on the bright side by assuring us that we “won’t have to cancel Thanksgiving” even though store shelves are increasingly bare…

If you’ve been noticing emptier shelves when shopping for Thanksgiving, you’re not alone. But you won’t have to cancel Thanksgiving.

The shortages of 2020 were supposed to be long gone by now, but instead, the shortages of 2021 are far worse.  If you doubt this, just check out these availability numbers for some of our most important Thanksgiving staples…

During that first week of November, whole bird frozen, fixed-weight turkeys were in stock at a rate of 64% on average across national retailers, IRI found. This time last year, that figure was around 86%. IRI data didn’t include seasonal fresh turkey. Last week, many Americans who were buying turkey early were buying frozen birds.

Availability of packaged pie was roughly 68% that week, compared to 78% in 2020. Liquid gravy, with an in-stock rate of 73%, is down about 12 percentage points compared to last year. Cranberry sauce, with 79% availability, is down from 89% in that same period.

I still remember the “good old days” when every store had turkeys and pies.

Will we ever see such days again?

There is a shortage of Christmas trees too.  It is being reported that the U.S. is now facing a significant shortage of both real and fake Christmas trees…

Anyone planning on purchasing a Christmas tree this year should act fast, according to experts.

Extreme weather and supply chain issues caused by the ongoing pandemic have led to shortages in both real and faux trees, according to the American Christmas Tree Association.

A shortage of fake Christmas trees?

Oh, the humanity!

How will we possibly survive?

In addition to a lack of trees, CBS News is telling us that a number of other things will also be in very short supply over the next couple of months…

-Clothing and accessories

-Apple iPhone 13

-Sportswear

-L.O.L. Surprise! toys

-Alcohol

-Jewelry

-PS5 and Xbox gaming consoles

-Christmas lights

Of course, these shortages shouldn’t really surprise anyone, because it seems like there are shortages of just about everything these days.

For instance, the shortage of garage doors has become so severe that builders in Sacramento are now being permitted to board up the garages of newly built homes

The city of Sacramento will now allow garages to be boarded up in new homes, if the garage doors are not delivered in time.

Its a response to the shortage of garage doors caused by rampant supply chain problems.

Sadly, a lot of other things will be getting boarded up in the months ahead as our economy continues to crumble.

A little over a year ago, Joe Biden promised voters that prices would go down and our standard of living would go up if he won the election.

Apparently, he must have been campaigning in “Bizarro World” at the time, because what we have actually gotten has been the exact opposite.

And things aren’t going to be getting better any time soon.

At this point, even Goldman Sachs is publicly admitting that inflation “will get worse this winter”

“The current inflation surge will get worse this winter before it gets better,” Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research warns clients in a “2022 U.S. Economic Outlook.”

This is the weirdest economy that I have ever seen in the entire time that I have been writing, and the American people are becoming increasingly restless.

In fact, the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll found that 70 percent of all Americans now rate the economy negatively.

So there is certainly a lot of bad news out there right now.

But I am going to end this article with some good news.

We just learned that implementation and enforcement of the OSHA mandate has been officially suspended.  The following comes from the official OSHA website

On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, published on November 5, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 61402) (“ETS”). The court ordered that OSHA “take no steps to implement or enforce” the ETS “until further court order.” While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation.

As litigation proceeds, things could still change.

But for now, this deeply insidious unconstitutional mandate has officially been put on hold.

And that is something that all of us should be truly thankful for because the OSHA mandate could have forced millions of hard-working Americans out of their jobs early next year.

So despite the widespread shortages we are witnessing, the painful inflation we are enduring and the supply chain problems that never seem to end, we have a great deal to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

At least for now, millions of jobs have been saved, and the U.S. economy has avoided an absolutely devastating blow.

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    1. Look Around says:

      Seems like the Mayans were right. The world did end in 2012, or the version that we knew of it. 9 years later, it’s clearly visible in every aspect of our lives. Prepare now for your future, otherwise you won’t have one.

    2. Yeah says:

      On a more not so positive note: Biden and his minions
      still have 3 more years to
      finish off what’s left of this
      country. Sadly, the way things are going – it won’t
      even take that long.☹️

    3. Anonymous says:

      Cheer up, count your blessings.

      Things could be worse.

      In fact, next year they will be!

    4. Genius says:

      Sucks to live in a blue state I guess. Our stores are stocked well. We don’t acknowledge BS holidays anyway so I don’t remember them anyway. Beer is still cheap enough and liquor is plentiful. Just another day in NWO land.

      Clothing and accessories, …. Ya but still afford it.

      -Apple iPhone 13… Only an a-hole needs this crap.

      -Sportswear… You mean yuppie crap?

      -L.O.L. Surprise! toys…. I have all the toys I need

      -Alcohol… Learn to make your own.

      -Jewelry… Note the first 3 letters. What a ripoff.

      -PS5 and Xbox gaming consoles… Mind numbing garbage.

      -Christmas lights…. So you can broadcast what a sheep you are?

    5. Brockland A.T. says:

      Vitamins D, C, K and B12 with zinc are the immune system’s best friends.

      Don’t be COVID-1984 roadkill and take COVID-19 seriously as a real illness.

      Even if you believe its ‘just’ the flu renamed, the flu was still a deadly annual pandemic we’d all become jaded to.

      Like frogs in boiling water, decades of healthcare funding cuts despite growing and aging populations left us with an MSM-suppressed healthcare crisis waiting to be exploited as what it was, a deadly crisis.

      • Frank Thoughts says:

        You are absolutely correct. The crisis is as much the sorry state of the population as it is the virus. The virus is real and so is the fact we have a sick population that is very vulnerable to any infection that comes along.

        How many actually exercise every week, or even go for a good walk? How many actually eat enough fresh vegetables? If you look at prescription drug rates, they are at record levels. Then you flood the population with millions of low Vit D people of a darker hue, or who have serious genetic disorders because they are the child of two cousins, etc. (common in Islamic cultures), and have record rates of homelessness etc. It is all a perfect environment for a routine virus to go insane.

        • Anonymous says:

          When your entire universe revolves around a phone, tablet, Internet, video games,and/or prescription opiates, alcohol,porn,fast food,etc; something like exercise is not high on the list of priorities.

    6. Apache54 says:

      This is what happens when the NWO infiltrates your political system and the sheep are still asleep. We will be lucky to survive.

    7. SlackMavo says:

      my goal is for my shopping cart to look like that of the Amish when they come to town.

      cooking oil, flour, sugar

      and when they’re gettin crazy around the holidays
      maybe some graham crackers and bannas.

    8. Anonymous says:

      This is gett’in good!

    9. Marcy says:

      I worry about nothing. I laugh at what the globalist rejects are trying to do.

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