This all just came to me. For the love of God, I hope I’m not a prophet.
**America in 2030
Socialism is rampant. The Republican party continues to be deeply fractured on social issues and immigration. Party registrations are at historic lows. No Republican since George W. Bush has served as President.
Barack Obama, having served two consecutive terms from 2008 to 2016, failed in his attempts to repeal the 22nd Amendment but was elected again as President in 2020 and 2024. 2014 was a water-shed year for Obama as he appointed three new liberal justices to the Supreme Court. The same year saw control of both houses of Congress go to the Democrats, which promptly granted citizenship to all illegal immigrants currently living in the US, vastly widening his base while significantly saddling an already overwhelmed entitlement system. The liberal Congress also passed sweeping changes to the tax code, environmental laws and gun rights. Perhaps most significantly, Congress criminalized hate speech in all it’s forms and occasions for any citizen, dealing a colossal blow to free speech.
Due to several severe and successive recessions brought on by unprecedented government spending and a loss of confidence in the US dollar in the world markets, large segments of the economy have been nationalized or heavily regulated, including energy, transportation, insurance, education and agriculture. All farmers now operate as tenant farmers for the federal government. Additional Obamacare regulations, in an attempt to reduce public health costs related to unhealthy diets, have decimated the restaurant industry resulting in even further loss of jobs.
Stifling business and tax laws have severely hobbled free enterprise and forced most of the wealthy to leave the country. The middle class is vastly diminished due to a loss of jobs while government welfare continues to grow exponentially. The income tax rate is 60% for most Americans while the wealthy pay 85%. Small business has all but disappeared. A 2023 Huffington Post poll found that 65% of Americans feel they are happy and content with the status quo.
The liberal agenda is that of the majority. Gay, lesbian, transgendered sexuality and abortion have been normalized and is taught in schools. Homeschooling has been abolished and private schools are extinct. Parents can lose custody of their children for teaching them “hateful” things such as pro-life and pro-family (anti-homosexual) values. Abortions and contraceptives are completely subsidized by the state and available in nearly every town in America, without parental consent. There are very few Catholic parishes left, most of them having been litigated into oblivion for failure to comply with the 2012 ObamaCare HHS mandate, the 2015 Religious Rights Act or for refusing to employ, marry or do business with gay married couples.
Christians, relentlessly marginalized and demonized by the media and Hollywood as deluded relics of the past, have gone underground for fear of reprisals from the general public. Atheistic activists watch with hateful eyes for any sign of organized religion while the authorities look the other way.
Pope Gregory the X in exile in Venezuela has beatified 12 American martyrs and named 16 new American bishops “in pectore”.