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As we enter the holiday season, we all look forward to watching our favorite Christmas movies. One of my all-time favorites is, "It's a Wonderful Life," starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. I've watched this movie dozens of times, but this year it hit me a little differently.
Let me explain...
For those who haven't seen the movie (and you really should try to see it this holiday season if you have a chance!), here is a short synopsis. The story is about George Bailey, a businessman, who gives up his personal dreams and ambitions for the sake of his town, Bedford Falls. George always longed to travel; but he is forced, instead, to take over running the small Building and Loan company founded by his father, when his father suddenly passes away. George's nemesis is the greedy, rich, robber baron, Henry Potter, who has designs on owning everything in town and who desperately wants to put the small Building and Loan out of business.
On Christmas Eve, George is broken and suicidal over the misplacement of an $8,000 deposit and the cruel, scheming treatment by Mr. Potter. George realizes that he will be held responsible, sent to jail, and the company will collapse, finally allowing old man Potter to take over the town. But George's guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, is sent to earth to help him.
Clarence shows George an alternate timeline of how life would have turned out had he never been born. One of the things that happened in the alternate universe, was that evil Mr. Potter did, in fact, take over the town. He closed down George's Building and Loan and called in all the loans for pennies on the dollar, causing a run on the bank. In order to stay afloat, the townspeople were forced to sell their property to the greedy Mr. Potter. Potter now owned everything, and the townsfolk owned nothing. Their only option was to live in rental houses now owned by Potter. The beautiful little town of Bedford Falls fell into ruin and became a sleazy, dirty, depraved town full of seedy bars and strip joints. It was now called...Pottersville.
Now, fast forward to our current timeline. I recently saw a news article that reminded me of "It's a Wonderful Life" and greedy Mr. Potter's scheme.
The headline of the article blared, "Investors smash record with 18% of home purchases."
These "investors" aren't just passive mom-and-pop investors buying a second home or rental property for additional income. No, these "investors" are HUGE institutional firms like Blackrock and Vanguard, who literally are the controlling shareholders of the major corporations of the world.
Just in the third quarter of this year, nearly 1 out of every 5 homes was purchased by an investment firm. That's an all-time record. These corporations with deep pockets are buying entire neighborhoods at a time, driving up prices by paying way over market value. Also, nearly 77% of investor home purchases in the third quarter were all-cash deals, making it nearly impossible for average buyers to stand a chance.
These big investment firms aren't flipping the homes for re-sale; they're turning them into rentals. With buyers squeezed out of the chance to buy a home, they are forced to rent. With more demand for rentals, rents are skyrocketing. It's become a feeding frenzy.
But why rentals? What do they know that we don't know? Well, obviously, they are buying up everything because they're making a good return. But, it goes deeper than that. It's part of a global agenda--"The Great Reset."
As we discussed in a previous blog post, "The Great Reset" is the name of the plan laid out by the World Economic Forum and the United Nations to "improve the state of the world." It is a totalitarian project of economic and social engineering and it also appears to be woven into every single item on the Biden administration agenda.
Here, again, is the promotional video they have put together outlining this plan. The opening slide of the video states it plainly:
"You will own nothing, and you'll be happy."
Going back to the real estate market...as a homeowner, even if you aren't planning on selling, what would you do if you were offered cash for your home at a price over market-value? Would you sell? Would you sell for $10,000 over market? Maybe not. But, what about $50,000 over market? Or $75,000 over market? I'm guessing there would be some price that you would accept. This is how it's done.
So, how do we resist this takeover? What can we do to reverse this trend?
The first step is to be aware of what's happening. Pay attention. Stay awake. Support your neighbors and get involved in your local community. Individuals united in a single purpose have tremendous power. Each of us makes a difference!
I'm betting the next time you watch "It's a Wonderful Life," you'll see Mr. Potter in a different light. He is the personification of the global elites who are looking to control the world.
Remember what they've told us..."You will own nothing, and you'll be happy."
I don't want to live in Pottersville, do you?
“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. And when he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” - Clarence Odbody, Angel Second Class
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