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8080: We definitely are in the midst of the unraveling stage, and heading for a crisis. Those who are awake can feel it. The country and the republican form of government that we learned about in civics, when it was still being taught, no longer exists. The real power resides elsewhere, not with the American people. We have lost all trust in our institutions -- the corporate media, government, particularly the federal government, the educational system, the monetary system, the economic system, etc. Technology, which we put so much hope and faith into as a way to better our lives, has been turned against us and is now a means to surveil, propagandize, and control us. Soon, there will come a time when we will have lost all patience with being constantly lied to, the pervasive corruption, the insanity of stultifying political correctness, transgender bathrooms, social justice warriors, and the basic immorality of the times we live in. Incremental reform to rectify things no longer seems possible; things are too far gone, and the current system is too entrenched and immutable. Justice, real justice, could come very swiftly. But things could go either way. Either we are going into a new era of freedom on the other side of the crisis or into a new thousand year dark age of global enslavement or even extinction. As the Chinese proverb states, we will have the misfortune of living through interesting times, probably unprecedented in human history.