74, unfortunately, it does look like we are heading in that direction. I will continue to try to do everything I can to stop the growth of government and the associated lose of our personal freedoms and choice.
BUT I think we could also have decades of a classic, fascist state where people have private property but are minutely controlled on how they use their so called private property. Ugh.
For people preparing for SHTF, it would be a good idea to have a bolt-hole in another country and learn more about three to six flags of PT (perpetual traveller).