Of course they want a depression. The great depression gave them the white house for 20 years.
They absolutely want a depression, feeling it will give them the White House, the House, and the Senate. There's also a second item on their "wish list": They want to avoid a traditional election in November, with people voting in person at a polling place, via secret ballot. That's why there will be so much hype in the media about the Corona Virus returning with a vengeance in the fall. The talking point will be "we can't risk the lives of Americans by having them gather at polling places, therefore, the election must be conducted by mail-in ballot." This, of course, will set the stage for massive voter fraud. It's the only chance the Democrats have in November.