Don’t Expect The Government To Take Care Of You, You Are On Your Own

We still have an entire month of this lock down bullshit to get through.

Millions of people are now out of work.

Most people don’t have three days of extra food stored away, much less three weeks or more worth.

There is a small blog that I have had on my Blogroll for a couple of years now that is run by an ExPat who lives in the Philippines near Manila, called Come And Make It.

Conditions there have gone from bad, to worse, to look the fuck out.

Of course their country has been shut down too but it has always been a bit crazy over there to begin with from where I am sitting. As of this morning it has turned into a real SHTF situation.

This is what their government is handing out as a one week supply of food to feed four people,

Rations

About 2 lbs. of Rice, one can of Sardines and 2 Top Ramen noodle packs.

They did the math and it works out to less than 500 calories, per person, per day.

I don’t know why anyone here thinks that it would be much different if it comes down to that.

We do not have any National Strategic Reserves of wheat like we used to. Billy Bob Clinton and Obama got rid of it.

One strange thing I noticed in the news the other day were orders from State Governors to the retailers that were still open to quit selling seeds and gardening implements as they aren’t considered to be “essential”.

Right as Spring and garden planting would normally be taking place.

You need to stay indoors and self isolate citizens.

That has Commie written all over it to me, making you dependent on the government for your basic needs.

Get on their bad side and starve.

We have seen that movie before.

The situation in the Philippines isn’t near as bad as what has been going on in Venezuela for years now. Notice you don’t hear a peep about either of these two places on the news?

I don’t know about anyone else but I haven’t seen this magical $1200 show up in my bank account that Trump is giving away yet.

I am fortunate enough to still have a job to hate so we are not currently in bad straights. Trust me when I say that I know exactly what it’s like to be broke, hungry and not knowing where my next meal is coming from though. When living on fried potatoes for days at a time was something to be thankful for. If you have never truly been hungry like that let me clue you in to something.

You will never forget it.

This is why our Grandparents canned and stored food like there was no tomorrow their entire lives. They lived through The Great Depression.

They knew hunger and they never forgot it.

I honestly believe we are watching another one beginning right before our eyes but can’t stand back far enough to see the big picture. We are too busy trying to get by in the here and now to see all the dominoes falling. Too many bright and shiny squirrels to look at.

By the time two more weeks of no income for millions of people comes around I think we are going to start seeing some shit. Some serious shit.

These so called relief checks are not going to be coming in a timely enough manner for a lot of people. Those people are going to be hungry and dangerous.

If you don’t already have extra food in the house and can still afford it, I highly recommend you do something about that now before it does start.

Some serious self protection is also a very good idea.

You have to know that when even the Liberals are out buying guns, some of them are at least smart enough that they can see what’s coming also.

17 thoughts on “Don’t Expect The Government To Take Care Of You, You Are On Your Own

  1. My wife used to kid me about the preps I was making when we lived in SoCal. She wanted to toss or give away all the freeze-dried food I had, and other stuff, when we moved here. I insisted on keeping it all, and packed it in the U-Haul I towed.

    Now she’s not laughing anymore…..

    And that reminds me…I need some more 357 for her pistol and my carbine…..

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  2. Glad I have:
    1) food for two years for two people
    2) enough pistol and rifle ammo
    3) reloading supplies.
    4) fuel for emergency stoves and generators
    5) KNOWLEDGE
    6) First Aid basics and 3 months supply of phamaceuticals
    7) Same for prescription meds
    8) spare parts and tools
    9) almost NO payments (house payment only), I can drop my cable, phone, etc. if necessary
    10) Retirement income (mostly Gubmint)
    11) gold and silver and CDs and other financial instruments
    12) Medicaid and Supplemental Medigap coverage

    I am blessed. And planned ahead. I will help my neighbors as much as I can, but if the zombies/grasshoppers come to raid, they will get high-speed lead poisoning. I’m sure all you readers feel the same way! No grasshoppers here!!

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    • In pretty much the same exact position here in NE Texas.
      An enviable place to be as far as being prepared goes, way ahead of the curve.
      We’re still in the first inning though, beware of the reactions of stupid people.
      The way I see it is that there is only one of me, and likewise only one of you for our corresponding family’s. Without that all else is prone to failure.

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  3. Unintended consequences baby! The commie, liberal freaks and politicians have no clue as to what is in store, bigger then a clue bat! There is enough seething anger under our redneck collars no body who ain’t us are in for trouble. When the Saxon begins to hate… Trump will be reelected for his 5th term if we have anything to say about it and Donald Jr. will likely follow in his footsteps for an additional 5 or so terms.

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    • “Unintended?”

      Go ahead, pull the other one, it has bells on it. Look at what Corona-chan has accomplished so far:

      1. meek obedience to idiotic, un-Constitutional edicts issued without consultation or discussion by persons manifestly unqualified to make decisions = learn to obey, fungible economic unit

      2. further isolation and atomization of an already atomized society largely lacking meaningful personal interactions; can’t have a sense of local community – we must love the entire world equally (if you love everyone equally then you love no one at all)

      3. small and medium business go broke; they will disappear entirely or be absorbed by big-money conglomerates

      4. the half of the population with less than $400 in the bank is desperate for their $1200 of made-up-money (I’ve already paid things like water bills for friends living hand-to-mouth and nervously clutching a second Shut-Off Notice; they talk of it as “a loan” but realistically I’m not expecting to get any of that back); furthering the idea that we must depend on the government for everything

      5. China is broken economically (they are, really, but like a guy stabbed in the middle of a fight, they just don’t know yet how bad they’re hurt). I’m all for seeing Red China reduced in power, but keep in mind that the reason China had to be broken is because a potentially rising economic/military power that cannot be controlled like we have been and are controlled — namely by a policy of aggressive victimhood and “trust us, your fellow whites” — could not be allowed to exist

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      • Mike, All that growth including their military growth, up until now but hopefully NOT in the future, was funded by the USA bestowing Favored Nation trading status on them by Billy Bob Cliton(sp intentional). They need to be broken as a nation after the shite they’ve pulled. Now, to add insult to injury, China has been voted onto the UN Human Rights Council. That should tell everyone a lot about the UN.

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  4. I’m armed and ammoed to the hilt, still don’t know ANYONE who has this or ANYONE who knows anyone who has it. A friend who has a brother who lives in Hawaii thinks he had it, thinks, she lives in Florida so take that for what its worth.

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  5. We’re well stocked here in northwest Tennessee, garden planting is underway. We eat out of our garden and can our excess. Plenty put away for ourselves and some help with neighbors where needed. Most folks here are fairly self sufficient; my beef comes from a neighbor. My chickens provide sufficient eggs to sell and barter.

    Plenty of defense capabilities and several hours from any nearby blue hives. My two Pyrenees keep a watchful eye on our livestock and property.

    Rabbits are bred and canned, we can go two years pretty nicely.

    No worries

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    • See, VietVet, YOU are the type of people that hang out here. It’s (as Mr. Carson would say) us dirt people that will still be here long after the pansies-snowflakes-snotflakes-grasshoppers have perished or been shot for stealing or breaking things.

      I’m worried about my children and grandchildren. My children have been taught, my grandchildren have not. Survival takes planning, knowledge, and some skills – the more skills the better you can survive. Heavenb knows I tried to teach my kids, here’s hoping they are successful. Yes, they are all Conservatives.

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  6. The timeline is the unknown, will the hordes start looting before the end of the month, by the middle of May? we will find out soon enough.

    My Grand-dad on dad’s side was born in 1907, he shared what he endured with me over the years of not having enough in the Great Depression, as you mentioned, Phil. If the economy keeps going downhill, which will likely be for the next 6 months before it turns around, 90 % of the population will go full bat shit crazy because they will not know how to survive without their phone or instagram/twitter/whateverthefuck social media.

    Granted, this is a worst case scenario, I don’t know what will happen in July, but planning for the best while ignoring what the worst could be is a rather backwards mindset to have right now.

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    • That post just reminded me of something.
      If govt workers are off the job for 30 days they can be terminated.
      They could clean fucking house and get rid of thousands of useless government teat suckers the first of next month.

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  7. My Dad, a child of the Depression, would NOT eat orange colored squash. Finally a couple years before he died, when the family was sitting around a Thanksgiving table, he came clean about why he wouldn’t eat it. He said that one spring in the early thirties all they has to eat for a month or so was orange squash. At the time they were glad to have it, but it soured him to the taste of it for the memories that it invoked.

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    • Nemo I to listend to the stories of my parents and In laws. Mother in law would never talk about the depression until a couple weeks before she died recently. Thankful to be there for her those days.

      Father in law during my marriage which continues would talk about it. Go back and visit his old homesteads tell stories talk about how big their garden was. I am a mediocre gardener but have been working on a small scale to get better. My fear is not being good enough or big enough when necessary. It is still hard to fathom how hard this is going to be and to make the statement about how bizarre it is to think my kids in their 20’s are now possibly going to live through a depression probably worse than the 30’s

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  8. Sorry Nemo if i deleted your comment not very good at some of this technology.

    Nemo I to listend to the stories of my parents and In laws. Mother in law would never talk about the depression until a couple weeks before she died recently. Thankful to be there for her those days.

    Father in law during my marriage which continues would talk about it. Go back and visit his old homesteads tell stories talk about how big their garden was. I am a mediocre gardener but have been working on a small scale to get better. My fear is not being good enough or big enough when necessary. It is still hard to fathom how hard this is going to be and to make the statement about how bizarre it is to think my kids in their 20’s are now possibly going to live through a depression probably worse than the 30’s

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