Michael Lombardi writes in Terrorism: Unfortunate Effects of Paris Attacks on the U.S. Economy about the psychological apprehensions that might keep store patrons away from high profile soft targets. Even so, the current
economic contraction bodes that America is already in a deep recession.
“As an economist, my concern lies more in the aftereffects of these terrorist
attacks on the minds of citizens. After all, one of the goals of terrorism is to instill fear in people. Will that fear result
in consumers holding back on everyday life and on spending their money? The data already suggests retail sales are weak. Will
the tide of terrorism fear put further pressure on an already suffering retail sector, especially in the U.S.?”
The immediate concern for law enforcement planners
and security agencies are less focus on robust retail sales than on enhanced screening and intelligence gathering. Or so we
are told by Homeland Security.
like Anonymous uncovers ISIS plan to attack 7 cities TOMORROW…including this U.S. city, published on Allen B West’s site attracts attention on the internet, the culture will still sit down in front of the
TV propaganda machine as indoctrinated apparatchik followers of the ad messages, will keep the spending/debt economy
This is the reason why warnings
such as ISIS In America: Black Friday Attack On U.S. Soil Feared, are mostly ignored.
“Since a few of the terror attacks that the world has seen (not just ISIS) have occurred on very specific days
(9/11 and Friday the Thirteenth), people have begun to wonder if the next attack will occur on another day with meaning. With
the holidays just around the corner, many kept help but wonder if the terrorists are planning something for Thanksgiving,
Black Friday, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve/Day.”
This brings up the most likely circumstances for the holiday season. Online buying will certainly benefit,
and the likes of Amazon will continue their onslaught to replace bricks and mortar retailers. Overriding this trend is the
instinctive motivation to buy, when the deal is irresistible. Profits for the major corporatists may suffer, but their stagnant
inventory will be offered at deep discounts.
64 dollar question is can the consumer afford to buy as the economy tanks further and confidence erodes even more.
The wild card is when the Fed will start to raise interest rates? None of these factors lend themselves to foster prosperity.
Add the eventual strict security measure and the presence of European style armed
guards patrolling the mall kiosks, and you have the formula of less holiday cheer and joy in the shopping experience.
The Grinch that stole Christmas is actually the manufactured
apprehension coming out of an artificial fear that a terrorist is behind every seat of a food court and that the government
is actually providing meaningful security for defenseless subjects.
The best solution for the individual is to become an armed citizenry. Bona fide terrorists, and not the
fabricated versions produced or sponsored by government sociopaths, would be effectively neutralized when innocent Americans
are allowed to provide their own self-defense. The victims in Paris need not die in vain, if the lesson of personal
protection is recognized as the most basic right of the individual.
FBI: Gun Sales Surged to Record Levels in August provides the most encouraging advancement in countering the forces of globalist induced terrorism. It is high time that Federal
authorities act as public servants and provide serious national security against concrete existential threats. Until that
day arrives, it is up to individuals to act responsibly and be willing to provide protection for, themselves, family and neighbors.
Bring the elation back, stuff a stocking with a peacemaker.
James Hall – November 25, 2015