In December of 2009, at my Melchizedek Communique web site, I wrote about the idea of “Prosperity is just around the corner.” This was part of the propaganda in the 1930s. In the 1935 movie, “My Man Godfrey,” the “forgotten man” (William Powell) and his friends sneer at this: “I keep looking for that corner… You know, the one that prosperity is just around.” (Melchizedek Communique Dec. 29, 2009 entry)
Ever since 2009, when Barack Obama became president, the “news” faker theme has been “Prosperity is just around the corner.” Looking in the news archives from that year, amazing seer predictions were found.
On January 1, 2009, the Arizona Republic newspaper published an article, “Psychic sees rays of hope for this year” (by Chad Graham). Purported psychic Fred Rawlins predicted the nation’s economy would improve in the second half of 2009. “We’re going to be looking at bringing manufacturing jobs as well as other jobs back to our nation,” Rawlins said. “I do feel that people are going to be able to spend again.”
The “Amazing Kreskin” weighed in with a more sober prognosis in the DC Examiner of December 31, 2008. (“Kreskin: I see Hillary, shepherd’s pie in your future”, by Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin) “Speaking of the recession, unfortunately Kreskin said it was going to last another ‘4 1/2 years.'” Four-and-a-half years from 2009 would be around July of this year! Hang on, America! Prosperity is just around the corner!
Amazing Kreskin also predicted Hillary Clinton would be elected president in 2012.
More upbeat reportedly was Susan Hansen, a “born psychic.” On December 29, 2008 she uttered, “I’m seeing (President-Elect Barack) Obama and I’m feeling that he is really going to turn the economy around. It’s going to take three to eight months.” (“Monday Chat: Psychic offers 2009 predictions for Treasure Coast”, by Monique Mattiace. tcpalm.com, Dec. 29, 2008)
“The economy will revive,” reportedly stated Jeannie Keyes, purported psychic, on December 31, 2008, “but it will take a concerted effort of not just the government but of each individual to take more responsibility for themselves, their families, their communities and their country. The time for sitting back and letting everyone else do it all for us is at an end.” (“Better times ahead for Renton, says psychic. And Sonics will return”, by Emily Garland, Renton Reporter staff writer. Dec. 31, 2008)
However Professor Igor Panarin, dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s academy for future diplomats, voiced dire forebodings. Americans are “headed into a civil war in 2009 that will lead to the collapse of our nation the following year,” he foretold circa January 1, 2009. (“Beware Russians bearing predictions”, by Daryl Lease. Virginia Pilot, Jan. 1, 2009)