Written by: Lobbyist Karen
March 2, 2021
I’m sure you’ve noticed gas prices going up. And, the cost of food is following suit. President Trump took his magic wand with him when he left the White House so now, we can look forward to an Obama era economy as every trade deal he made is systematically undone. I actually think it will be worse since we haven’t quite recovered from the plandemic, and the liberal lunacy is far more prevalent and in power. We are also in a grand solar minimum so you can expect less fruitful growing seasons and erratic crop-damaging weather for quite some time. This will not only make some goods harder to find it will make them more expensive. I’m not an economics expert, but I don’t think you have to have an advance degree to know when you’re spending more money on your basic needs.
There are dozens of economic experts sounding the alarms of an impending market crash. The Treasury is printing money so fast the dollar will be a good replacement for that elusive roll of toilet paper pretty soon. There’s a housing bubble. A stock market bubble. I’m not positive, but I think there may even be a bubble bubble, I’ll check my sources and circle back around to you on that. We’ve seen these bubbles burst before, here and around the world. We know what to expect. It’s not a good time.
I know most of us are pretty comfortable right now. But I also know that when these events occur things can spiral out of control quickly, and in ways you don’t even see coming. What if the 401k you’re counting on for retirement just disappeared over night? What if your company closed and you were out of a job and the job market were overwhelmed with people seeking work? We’ve seen this all before. It is not outside the realm of possibility. No matter who you are, and your station in life.
What if the neighbor 4 doors down is a financial counselor, but you never knew that because you’ve only waived to him when you go to the mailbox to retrieve your bills and sales ads? What if he could tell you how to restructure your 401k so you don’t lose your retirement when the SHTF? What if the woman you smile and nod at every morning grabbing a coffee at the corner store on your way to work is starting her own business and doesn’t know it yet but needs someone with your particular skills set? What if knowing these things about these people you see every day, but never talk to could spare you the nightmare of losing everything you have?
Even if you don’t lose your job or your entire 401k you will most likely lose some of it. And food is still getting more expensive and may even become scarcer due to poor growing conditions, a breakdown in the supply chain, and the rations they are currently instituting that could potentially get worse (they never want less control). Do you think there could be some value in knowing the local farmers in a situation like that? Or in having a small garden of your own? Would knowing various ways to store food long term be useful?
I started learning how to can food about 2 years ago. I don’t quite remember what exactly sparked the urge to do so other than I could feel something was wrong and I wanted to make sure I could feed my family. I would rather die a thousand deaths than watch my family starve. Especially knowing that had I just put a small amount of effort into it they wouldn’t. I was afraid of it at first. I was afraid of the pressure canner. I was afraid of botulism. I was afraid of a million things. But the fear of not being able to feed my family should something happen far outweighed my fear of blowing up the kitchen with the pressure canner. And now I quite enjoy it. I enjoy the process as well as the way the pretty jars look on the shelf. And I feel good knowing that no matter what is going on outside I can put together a decent meal for my family.
I would be more than happy to share what I’ve learned with you. I would be more than happy to share resources where to find supplies and information and to hold your hand if you’re afraid of blowing up the kitchen. I’ve already done all the legwork. I would share that and much more with you. And I would bet the neighbor 4 doors down, and the woman at the corner store would be happy to share what they know too.
I have never felt more strongly about anything in my life as I do about what I’m going to say next. I think that if we don’t get together and build a real community, and do it soon, I think we are going to find ourselves in a lot of trouble. We don’t have to be best friends. We don’t have to share our deepest, darkest secrets. We need to share information, resources and time helping each other prepare. We need to prepare as individuals and as a community. I believe we are in the eleventh hour so we need to do it quickly. We need to help each other get ready. Something wicked this way comes.
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