“America’s premier financial institution collapses, and its demise has catastrophic effects on the nation. In a domino effect, other banks begin closing. The New York Stock Exchange closes for ten days. Bank after bank fails. The price of Treasury bonds plummets. Thousands of Americans lose their jobs as factories go out of business. The nation sees a wave of impoverishment, as the newly unemployed cannot find work. By sheer coincidence, America is further punished by a yellow fever epidemic. In addition, grasshoppers blacken the skies over Nebraska and Kansas in a plague of biblical proportions, descending only to feasts on the crops of local farmers.” **
In 2020, the “panic” consists of not receiving the next stimulus check, student loans. A 1.3% SS COLA and what am I entitled to that I am not receiving from “the government.”
Americans have forgotten (more like never learned) their history and about the real hardships faced and overcome by this Country. You don’t have to look only in the 19th century, but no matter, only what we define as hardship in a time our forefathers would be delighted to endure matters.
** The Panic of 1873 as described in Killing Crazy Horse