As I write this on a holiday I am coming more and more to despise – “President’s Day” (bow down and worship!) – the wheels seem to be coming off.
Three weeks of the truckers’ Freedom Convoy in the Dominion of Canada have again severely wounded the Supply Chain here in North America, and therefore the world. Today (Wednesday, 23rd February 2022) will likely see another wound inflicted. Starting in Barstow, California, the US version of the Freedom Convoy will make the 3000-mile journey to that “wretched hive of scum and villainy” that is Washington, DC (District of Criminals – after all, can’t use “Columbia” since that guy was a racist, imperialist, colonialist perpetrator of genocide, right?)
These two events are hardly the first blows, and may not be the final, fatal blow that causes the collapse towards which governments have been pushing the world and especially the States for two years. Both economic and social collapse.
As Jim Rickards pointed out, “Sometimes we all have to find the cost of freedom.” And the price of liberty. Jim notes bare shelves – and as my last shopping visit (to a Safeway in South Dakota), the shelves are already getting bare. Especially the food shelves.
(Where there are grocery stores. A recent article points out that there are now dozens of RURAL farming counties across the States which have no supermarkets or grocery stores in them! The residents – often the very farmers and ranchers who GROW our food – are forced to travel dozens of miles to get to a real supermarket. Or buy food – even so much as a loaf of bread or a package of lunch meat – from a convenience store or some dollar store. In the midst of plenty, they are food deserts. UNLESS you can grow your own.)
This situation has grown increasingly worse in the last couple of years – and especially this year. Rural stores – not just independents – are closing at an alarming rate. Part is costs and prices, but much is the breakdown of the supply chain. This is mostly truckers. Many have already pointed out that the vast majority of Canadian food comes from south of the Border: yes, the Prairie Provinces produce large amounts of cattle and wheat, and Ontario and the Maritimes used to produce a lot of fruits and veggies and dairy products. But Canada is a net IMPORTER of food for its 30 million.
So are most American States. Think about that. How long will DC or Baltimore or NYC or Miami, (or even Chicago or St. Louis or Boston) survive if the trucks don’t haul the food from California or Texas or Kansas or Ohio?
Why? Because government and its bosses are stupid (and so are too many of the lower level workers, too). Consider the insanity of stopping ALL imports of avacados from Mexico to the US for a FULL WEEK because some USDA inspector got yelled at. Fortunately, they started letting imports start up again on Friday. Just one example of hundreds.
Because government WANTS to disrupt the supply chains. It gives them an excuse for more laws, more controls, forcing more dependence on government – and ways to make more people into criminals.
With the push for war in Ukraine, with continuing conflicts in a dozen parts of the world, and with the growing instability of the Chinese economy and so much more, the situation is likely to get worse.
Are YOU prepared for what might happen? And are you prepared to take advantage of the opportunity to regain lost liberties and freedoms?