. . . and yet, some do. For all that we’ve discussed food shortages and other current crises in these pages, there are still those driving blithely along, refusing to see – let alone acknowledge – the signs of the times all around them. I honestly don’t know how – or if – they’ll cope when reality bites.
Here are a few resources that you may find useful, either for yourself or to pass along to your family and friends.
It’s truly difficult for normal people to fathom this but the government wanted to coerce you into buying an electric car so badly that they doubled the price of food for everyone.
In the United States of America, we will experience a food crisis that was purposeful created by our government.
That is utterly Soviet in nature and it happened here to support green energy initiatives.
It’s going to get bad.
Have you ever seen egg prices at $1 per egg range, or $12/doz? Hold on a few months and perhaps you will. That is the context for the scale of food price increases the USDA is now starting to predict. The highest predicted change in food costs in well over 40 years, that’s the USDA warning in their revised May “Food Price Outlook”.
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You know how much prices at the supermarket have increased in the last six months. Double that, and there’s your estimation for food prices later this fall.
Behind all the datasets, statistics, BEA, BLS, USDA and analysis of these things, there are real people living paycheck-to-paycheck that are likely to be in serious food insecurity position for the first time in their lives.
I’m not talking about poor people, I’m talking about solid upper middle-class working families with kids who are already being hit hard by gasoline, energy, housing and grocery store increases. Another twenty percent increase in food costs can easily become a crisis.
It is going to get nothing but worse and FAST.
Gas and Diesel prices are already insane around here, I saw $5.49 a gallon three days ago locally for Regular gas.
Food inflation is literally going to DOUBLE from just the two months ago by the end of Summer.
The squeeze is on with the total destruction of the Middle Class as the end goal.
People on Fixed Incomes and the poor are already getting hammered, by Fall we are going to be seeing stories of malnutrition and want all across the country on a daily basis.
This next Winter is going to have people dying from lack of food and heat.
It is coming and it is being done on purpose.
As I’ve said before, there’s a point at which I stop working the pumps and instead start heading for the lifeboats. As of late, in the last couple years, I’ve narrowed my focus down to what I need to take care of myself and those I care about. My neighbors, distant family, and the total strangers around me…who make more money than me and have more resources…have had plenty of time to get to their lifeboats. I’m not setting a seat aside in my lifeboat for them. They saw the signs, same as me. They could have prepared, same as me. They’re going to have to live with their choices, same as me.
What does that mean, exactly? Am I envisioning starving neighbors begging for food in some Holodomor-like famine? No, I’m not. I’m of the opinion that it’s virtually impossible to starve in this country if you are reasonably intelligent and in generally good health. What I see happening to the unprepared and the head-in-the-sand-crowd is financial impacts that will destroy dreams of retirement, force the sale of homes and vehicles, put plans on hold, reduce a standard of living, and perhaps even drive people into homelessness or a wave of perpetual ‘couch surfing’. There will be a lot less Trader Joes and Whole Foods, and a lot more WalMart in some peoples lives.
Society is going to be remade over everything in the last couple years, and everything thats coming in the next few years. Much like how after 9/11 there was a ‘new normal’, I think by the time this current administration and its epic failures have run it’s course we will have a ‘new normal’. I like to think that the result will be a lot of people ‘coming over to our side’ but it’s entirely possible it may go in the other direction. Sure, the Great Depression set a generation of Americans on a path of being better prepared, but it also created a generation of Americans who believed that government entitlements were a solution.
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Sometimes, like when I saw chicken jump sixty cents overnight, the hair on the back of my neck stands up and I wonder if maybe I’ve been right all along. Guess we’ll find out. In the meantime, I’ll continue to observe and note the interesting ‘signs of the times’ that seem to be all around us these days and that we will look back upon later and marvel at.
Many more Amish are landing in the county these days. I hear they go around to the failing or inactive farms with bundles of cash and make an offer, just like that. Evidently the method works. It’s given me a business idea: to start an Amish skills school, buy a few acres with a barn and hire some Amish men to teach all us non-Amish how to do a few things that might be good to know in the years ahead, like how to harness horses to a cart or a mule to a plow. (The Amish like to make a bit of cash-money when they can.) That’s my idea of how to build back better. What do you think?
I can’t disagree with any of the opinions above. I see the same things they do coming down the pike at us.
The only consolation (?) is that I don’t have a pension to lose. When I took my stand some years ago, I lost my pension in the process, so I’ve known since then I’ll have to work until I die. That kinda simplifies matters. On the other hand, if you do have a pension, 401(K), IRA or the like, you can expect the powers that be to make a determined effort to “nationalize” them all. “People can’t afford to retire! It’s time for the government to take over their inadequate savings, give everybody a pension, and impose equity on the system!” The trillions of dollars in private retirement savings would also erase a very substantial slice of our national debt – an almost impossible-to-resist temptation for any politician. Can’t you just hear that thought percolating already in the fetid ooze of Big Brother’s propagandists’ brains? Expect it to become a full-bore barrage as things get worse.
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
He was (and still is) one of Big Brother’s minions; and Big Brother, having created the serious crisis we’re experiencing, is actively doing precisely what he said.