It will certainly be “the day the music died“… and perhaps millions of Americans as well. What day is that? The day that all electronic cash transactions cease to function. The hardest hit will be Americans on the lowest rungs of the economic ladder – families who exist on government-subsidized food programs. As reported recently by All News Pipeline, recent outages in the processing of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards – financial transaction instruments that operate like bank debit cards – have caused concern among society watchers who are rightly convinced that any long-term disruption in service will inevitably lead to massive unrest and the breakdown of civil society, especially in urban centers.

Is this the very scenario that was seen by David Wilkerson in a vision many years ago, in which he saw the following? “For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.” “There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath.”  

As noted by Tom Chatham of Project Chesapeake, more than 50 percent of Americans currently receive some form of government payment, whether it is in the form of a welfare benefit, government pension or military pay. In a widespread electronic outage scenario, those payments would become impossible to process, leaving tens of millions of Americans unable to purchase basic goods and services. At the same time, legacy government benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare are running out of funds; soon, both will be running annual deficits. This is in addition to the fact that the federal government is more than $18 trillion in debt and owes some $97 trillion in currently unfunded liability payments. CONTINUE