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.
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.