Sorry, Gentle Readers, but time is up:
Earlier today, the hapless president of the United States emerged from one of his NATO huddles to answer questions from the reporters he had been instructed to call upon, as per his SOP. One of them brought up the potential for food shortages, and Biden’s answer was serious bad-feeling-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach material:
“With regard to food shortages, yes, we did [random sounds] talk about food shortages. And, uh, and it’s gonna be real. The price of these sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia, it’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.”
If the connection between Russian sanctions and food shortages isn’t clear, it arises from Russia’s decision to halt its exports of fertilizers: a counterstroke to the sanctions the U.S. and other nations are imposing on it. Russia is the world’s #1 exporter of fertilizers. Don’t feel bad about only just learning about that; I didn’t know it myself until a few weeks ago.
How’s your pantry looking just now?
Granted that shortages are anticipated and not immediate, nevertheless: if the Green Revolution that’s made food cheap and plentiful worldwide is to continue, the fertilizers and associated chemicals needed to produce food in large quantities must continue to be available. The food growth cycle in the Northern Hemisphere is entering its ramp-up…but whether there will be fertilizers enough has become questionable.
Thinking of running to the supermarket? It’s not a bad idea. Moreover, now’s the time, before inflation and the proposed Global Digital Currency can leach the rest of the purchasing power out of your wallet.
Don’t look to government to save you. Governments worldwide, including ours, have collaborated in bringing this situation about. They want still greater control of you; total control, if possible. The prospect of food shortages is a proven way to go for it. Ask the North Koreans or the Venezuelans.
If you haven’t yet hunkered down, you’d bloody well better get to it in the few instants remaining:
- Fill your pantry to bursting.
- Get a freezer or two and fill them as well.
- Are you armed? If so, do you have enough ammunition?
- Make sure that your oil, gasoline, and propane tanks are full.
- Make any anticipated clothing purchases now. Emphasize practicality.
- After you’ve attended to all the above, buy gold, silver, and copper coins.
If you think the above exhortations are panicky or hysterical, because “things will be back to normal real soon,” see your brain-care specialist as soon as possible. The Usurpers have control, a program in progress, and no trace of a conscience to impede them or it. Elections? Trusting in them has been proved foolish. And anyway, can you be confident that the Republicans would relinquish totalitarian power rather than use it for their own ends?
Perhaps I shouldn’t repeat myself this much, but Keith Laumer’s observation (through the mouth of his perennial hero Retief) has much impact:
“Most people are willing to give up their preconceptions, once they’ve had them tattooed on their heads with a blunt instrument.”
Don’t be one of the tattooed. Verbum sat sapienti.