I was originally going to add this as a blurb in my predictions post for the month, but decided it needed its own post instead.
Paul Ryan decided to do the admirable thing for his family and step down as House speaker before he faced assassination this fall. This, of course, will spare his life and push another member of congress into his unenviable position where the threats to life will face them instead. Already one candidate, Steve Scalice, faced an assassination attempt last year and will likely not run as a result. Instead, Kevin McCarthy, the current house majority leader, will likely take Ryan’s spot and his place in facing serious assassination threats. If he does end up taking the job, then he will face assassination around the time that Trump will in 2019 (I will elaborate on this in my 2019 predictions post next year). The danger may have subsided for one, but it will continue to face whoever holds this office so long as congress remains wicked in defiance of the will of the American people. Until that changes, the dangers will continue unabated. Congress could remedy this, the question is will they? The choice is entirely up them (if the deep state doesn’t get to them first).
I have two, potentially three blog posts in the works for this month. Hopefully I’ll be able to find the time to cover everything that needs to be said. In the meantime, here’s a prediction to share.
1) Saudi Arabia may think its recent PR blitz will fool people, but it will not. The truth about the horrors and oppressions are going to come to light in the near future. When they do, public opinion will never be the same again.
4/8 ETA: In case people were curious….
2) Trump’s trade war with China has nothing to do with economics and everything to do with geopolitical battle. Seeing them as North Korea’s main benefactor, the point of these tariff escalations is to weaken China to the point of domestic unrest. Under such a scenario, it would see an overthrow of the communist government and leave Kim Jong Un vulnerable to a military takeover. Whether this latest strategy works remains to be seen, but considering I’ve seen predictions for both the toppling of China’s government and Un’s this year, it’s possible that it does; with a very high body count as a result.
4/30 ETA: The other two blog posts won’t be ready for this month, so they will have to wait until May. In the meantime, here’s some more predictions.
3) Marvel Studios may be riding on a high now, but they will see a significant fall at the start of the next decade. Comic book fatigue and scandals emanating out of the leadership will see a sharp fall that will lead to significant financial problems for both the studio and Hollywood itself by the middle of the next decade.
4) A high profile pedophile will be outed and criminally prosecuted in the near future. This person has a lot of power and it will be a shock to many when their identity is revealed.