It sure seems like it! Between the Germans getting stupid with the green agenda and the EU forcing countries to allow refugees in, Russia cutting off the gas pipeline just before winter, Belgium shutting down a nuclear reactor next week, Holland and others trying to ban farms and cattle operations, the Swedes going for a hard right leaning government, and the Italians doing the same thing, all of this after Brexit, this could literally be the ‘winter of discontent”. Italy may now implement a no illegals policy (time will tell).
Lack of food, no or limited heating (especially in those areas full of immigrants in those no go zones who like being warm), and general discontent over what is happening in Ukraine and other former Soviet ‘client states’, has everybody on edge.
Hungary and Poland have been the holdouts, with Hungary’s border secure, and no illegal migration (Gee, fences really DO work). And Orban, who was reelected, promotes Christianity and has implemented family-friendly policies. Poland has been trying to reform their judicial system for a couple of years, and finally have a ‘plan’ to get the EU to finally give them the money the EU has been holding. Of note, this is nothing new, having been going on since the early 1990s after Poland became ‘free’.
Remember, France had a scare earlier with the Macron/Le Pen election, with Le Pen actually pressing Macron much harder than in 2017! That scared the hell out of France and the EU, because Le Pen was truly hard right.
And England is feeling its way as King Charles III takes the helm, and people wonder which direction THEY are going to go. Charles was notoriously FOR a green agenda, but the question is, will he actually step back now that he is king. Some of the Commonwealth are discussing ‘breaking away’ from England, etc…
And we have a dysfunctional administration in charge, bumbling from error to error… With our own set of problems, many driven by political partisanship, so there is no ‘steady hand’ at the helm.
In summary, I think all we can do is sit back, stock up on things we need, and hold our breath that things don’t blow sky high on us…