As we start hearing reports of entire dairy herds, refined for generations being sold for hamburger, of entire herds of pigs being slaughtered and buried, and as our chickens are not coming home at all but being destroyed at the peep stage, all because of strangle points in distribution, it is time to ask: Has any other nation ever done this to itself in history? And has any nation done this to itself without an open civil war.
And I can’t imagine any other country — except those who are blindly following our example — doing this for so little reason.
Looking at democrat governors running around proclaiming only vote by mail in their state, it’s easy enough to know what they get out of it — i.e. the chance to never be voted out again. Dictatorship for life — but why does the president continue to go along with it? Even when he, himself, called attention to the facilitation of fraud by that method of voting. (Which among other issues, when combined with motor voter (the poison pill that Clinton introduced to the American system of elections) allows untold numbers of foreigners to vote themselves bread and circus at the American tax payer’s expense. This is I am sure what Newsom is counting on both with his “bailout” to illegals and his changing of his state election laws to all vote by mail. Again, I am telling you, no state that goes all vote by mail ever elects anyone who challenges the left. Btw, Pennsylvania has done that too, so Trump might already have lost the election.) And yet the president keeps going along with the insanity and listening to the “experts” even as Americans get more and more fed up. And frankly, if he doesn’t see it, he should pay attention. Because the media won’t report it it doesn’t mean it’s not happening, as he should know from his election. No, I have no idea why he’s sleep walking through this and frankly I’ve considered everything from his being drugged to his germophobia interfering with his rational thought. Yeah, I know the press also keeps feeding him polls that say how much people approve of being locked in forever, but does he not remember Hillary Clinton had the election walking away, according to the same polls. Frankly, all that he has keeping him from falling into an abyss right now is that none of us wants the left-now-calling-themselves-socialists-but-really-communists to take full control.
Which brings us to what the left thinks it’s doing, besides stealing the election and taking down Orange Man Bad.
For some time now I’ve had the suspicion, not just from their politicians but from their artists that the left has absolutely no clue where food comes from, or how difficult it is to get it from the fields and barns to the average urbanite’s table.
It’s not just their continuous yapping about sustainable this and sustainable that, and local sourced whatevers (a fine thing in California, but in Colorado which is frozen six months a year, and arid the rest, local sourced is a luxury for very wealthy people.) It’s the fact that they routinely create worlds that make no sense whatsoever.
Having been indoctrinated into Marx and — most of them — raised at a level where they never had to worry about missing a rent payment or a utility bill, they literally seem to think of a job as an imposition, a form of exploitation. Some dastardly “capitalist” takes their fine mind, honed in the best Gender Studies texts in the universe, and makes them spend eight hours a day proofing, or filing, or doing some other form of distasteful work.
In their minds, this is not necessary, and they’re not contributing to the prosperity of the nation. No one is. If the farmers stopped farming, food would just magically appear in the grocery stores, or something.
We can see this in Occasional — very Occasional — Cortex’s insistence that we come out of lockdown and go into general strike, because of course the freedom to go to work is not freedom. This is why the press keeps insisting that the demonstrations of Americans who want to go back to work are being “financed” by plutocrats on the right. This is why they think that the entire country can have a rent holiday for months and nothing bad will result. (Like, you know, the landlords having their properties foreclosed for lack of mortgage payment.)
And this is why they don’t understand supply chains, nor that meat packing plants cannot have “social distancing” inside them and continue functioning at maximum capacity, nor that when farmers slaughter vast parts of their herds, there is no coming back from that, because you cannot breed cows, or pigs, or hatch chickens fully grown.
I HOPE for the sake of America that we have enough “give” in the system that we won’t see outright FAMINES in the richest country the wold has ever seen. I’m starting to have doubts, and I’m planning accordingly. Plan you accordingly as well.
As for the rest of the world? You’re on your own, and I’m sorry to say you might not even have America to kick around anymore. Those fervid wishes you expressed for decades, that we’d be as socialist as you are? Well, Americans do everything bigger and better, even ruining themselves, and I hope you enjoy it.
You won’t even get a lot of tourism from us, because our airlines cannot keep maintaining their entire — already very aged — fleet of airplanes and are already sending a lot of them into permanent retirement. Which will make flights more expensive because — something else the left never got — when something it’s scarce its price goes up.
I don’t think the left sees any of this, or if they do is dimly and in a positive — for them — light. They think that a lot of us will die. In their fantasies, it is always their political opponents who die, not the vast numbers of useless, young, neurotic urban voters who support them. They think to usher in the Green New Deal with no cows, and less flying, and–
And they’re insane. They’re as insane as communists always are who think that destroying a functioning system will usher in THEIR revolution and paradise.
I recommend P. J. O’Rourke’s Eat The Rich as an introduction to economics because it’s funny and relatively painless. However, I also recommend John Ringo’s The Last Centurion for an introduction to what happens when you forcibly stop America, the turbine of the world economy.
I will also remind all the democrats thinking the end game is to steal elections and this will hold forever that their experience is with a relatively prosperous, well-fed country where the citizens can travel to other states when your state has gone insane. (And alas bring their mentally deficient voting patterns, but that’s something else.)
When the country is hungry — this will be a very hard winter — and there are actual people in distress (not the phony baloney distress that the dems have used forever, gathered from messed up studies) well… I don’t think you’ll like what you get.
You see, you miscalculated. Europe could have almost a century of playing with socialism and not starving, because it was being protected and to an extent fed by America for all that time. Fed? Well, sure. While we didn’t outright ship food to them, we produced such a vast surplus it was easy enough to feed the world at a discount rate.
Those wheels will come off. And people are going to get angry. Really angry. And sure, the younger ones might voice socialistic bullshit, but honestly, those will be the WEALTHY younger ones, who are going to be very shocked their Marxist bullshit shield doesn’t protect them.
As I said last week, I don’t know what comes next. I know what I’m seeing now, particularly with the president remaining stuck in how cautions we have to be as we re-open, is not filling me with confidence. The stage is set for a sh*tshow where we could get anything.
Anything, that is, except socialism or communism for any long period of time. Why? Because they can’t kill enough of us fast enough (though they’ll try.) And socialism and communism throughout the world — sorry guys — only survived for any length of time with America’s tacit support. Yeah, I do know the calculations of the cold war. I lived through it. But the fact is the USSR would have starved and probably rebelled if it weren’t for us feeding them. Same for every other communist country. We’ve enable China’s fascism by making them most favored nation.
Well, congratulations leftists. Above I should have mentioned that this is not exactly self-inflicted. This was a masterly move in the cold civil war, whether or not at the behest of the left’s Chinese masters, who knows.
What we do know is that they’re owed congratulations. They captured the brass ring and brought a command economy to America.
And we’re all — everyone of us — going to feel it this winter and over the years to come. At a guess it will be ten years before we can take food in the stores for granted, let alone all the stuff that used to be made in China thanks to the left’s very real greed for profits and disdain for free men and women.
I’m hoping — and willing to work for — America wins this and the fifth column is the one who hurts most in the flames they created.
From now on, throw nothing away. I had two large bags for donation to Goodwill, but they won’t be going out. Most cloth is made in China. I’m also looking at discount fabric on line. If you can get books on things like how to make clothes, and anything else you might need. Store what food you can. Don’t throw that busted computer away, but see what you can cannibalize, and if it can be made functional with a different operating system (though replace it now, while the parts are available.)
This winter is going to be very very bad. Depending on how much our local dictators strangle the local economy, it would be earlier than winter.
You guys are smarter than the average bear. Find ways to prepare including essential medicine. I’m engaged in a mini-campaign of making sure my family will survive this. The least of my efforts is the Victory garden, because I SUCK as a gardener.
Oh, yeah, if like me most of your money is made on line and by virtue of computer work: get batteries. I doubt power will go out completely, but extra batteries for your laptop can be charged and held ready if it becomes erratic.
And yes, in the middle of this I’m going to continue slogging out fiction (and articles) because that’s ultimately my best contribution to society. And hell, people will need distraction. So, tend your garden, make your bed. Take care of what you can. Prepare to survive and have those you love survive. And keep perfecting whatever marketable skills you have.
Meanwhile stay aware of what is going on. At some point I need programmers for a project, and it’s great that they’ll be unemployed and willing to work on spec, right (Spit.) No, it’s not, but it might help us get out of this.
We will make it through this. We will survive. When the elections are massively rigged in November and the left’s spokeszombie or wicked Uncle Bernie win? Well, the left will find out that hungry and angry people don’t roll over like a contented and fat populace does. (And btw, I haven’t even mentioned what this is doing to health care, to trucking, to just about everything imaginable. We were sitting pretty to survive decoupling from China, but now we’ll be so screwed.)
Their imagined utopia won’t materialize. They won’t like what comes next. Because after this the media will have lost all their power, and Americans will have seen what happens when you believe “experts” and “models.” They’ll have felt it.
And hey, chances are all of us will also be much leaner. (Wry.) The Chavez diet plan works like a charm.
Be not afraid. Prepare as well as you can — knowing my readers that will be about 120% more than needed — but don’t stay locked in fear and despondence.
The left is crowing all over this is their chance to institute their “plan” for the world. But remember they don’t know where food (or anything else) comes from. While all of us, if not in training or profession stand in solidarity with the sons of Martha. We know things must be done, beyond the consciousness raising session. And we’re not Chinese. Or Russians.
Make sure the poison pill they’re feeding us ends their illusions. Stay alert for opportunities to do well and to change things: when the wheels come off there are great opportunities for smart and creative individuals.
They want to destroy the Republic. Don’t let them.
Sursum Corda. You are our best weapon.