I’ve heard 3 stories in the past 24 hrs of business inventories being cleaned out. I would like to suggest that toilet paper is not that important.
“We have lived through a time of unprecedented affluence, and we have seen it as normal, and told ourselves we deserved all of it, that we are entitled to what it has given us. But it’s over, and it will be no more, nor will it ever return in our lifetimes. If we are to live in a functioning society in the years to come, we will have to share much of our riches, and we will have to find out how to be fulfilled with much less material wealth. If we don’t, our societies will collapse, and we will lose that wealth regardless. But looking around me, I see little hope that we will do all these things before it’s too late. It you don’t volunteer to share, the difference in wealth between you and your own children’s generation will become so glaring that they will come and take it away from you.
An era is over. We have been the last of the affluent, the carefree and the innocent. Not that we’re really all that innocent, mind you, it was all just pretense all the way, many millions of people have died for our affluence. We just never told ourselves their life stories. They will be our stories soon.
Are you now ready to fight in the streets, to protect your family, to share your meal with the hungry? It’s not about being a leftie, or a softie, and I certainly am neither. It’s about survival. It’s about being smart enough to read the world you live in. The model of the nuclear family will die with the affluence. It’s never been but an aberration. You will, like your ancestors before you, need your family, your friends, and your neighbors.
Life itself is about to come calling.”
Raúl Ilargi Meijer, 2008
“As the potential and existing economic and political disruption sinks in, everyone comes with their own re-inventions of the wheel. Predictable behavior. The US and UK can still stumble their way towards a worse outcome than necessary, but Italy no longer has such freedom. They made their big mistakes a few weeks ago.
And as politicans get measures, supplies and treatments wrong, they still have room left for gigantic mistakes is responding to economic consequences. Stuck as they may be bewteen the 2-3 weeks they tell you this will last and the many months they say it will.
Unless someone stops them real soon, they will spend, trillions this time, bailing out banks and large companies that only exist to a large extent because they were bailed 12 years ago as well, and let the people rot away. But then, who are the main campaign contributors?
“ Raúl Ilargi Meijer, 2017
Time to wake up to the fact that pouring $1.5 trillion into big banks and big business is business as usual. Which got us into this mess. We are bailing out the sociopaths that were bailed out in the last financial crisis. Who coincidentally are the biggest donators to politicians. Stop this insanity.
Nine Thoughts On COVID-19 And What’s Coming. by Caitlin Johnstone. Read this. I found her about a year ago. She has a scintillating intellect and writes important stuff. Bookmark her Covid-19 Helicopter Money: Go Big Now or Go Home by Charles Hugh Smith. Another insiteful writer. He’s been a regular for over 5 years. Bookmark him Things Have Changed. by James Kuntsler. He changed my world view back in 2008 with his book The Long Emergency. Read it. Hes been hung up on gender politics and US political stuff recently, but he occasionally comes back to his strength, the long emergency. Bookmark him. This Is How the Coronavirus Will Destroy the Economy. by Ruchir Sharma. This financial crisis is a direct result of low interest rates abused by governments and corporations. All justified by Voodoo science “economists; Zombie companies, share buybacks, humongous bribes to politicians under the guise of contibutions, neo-liberal thinking in general ; everything counter to sound money management. And now we are being told that its imperative that we bail them out again. Nope. As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under Sanctions. by Alan Macleod. “Crippling shortages, travel restrictions and overwhelmed medical services will give Americans a taste of what it is like for the millions of people living under US sanctions worldwide.”
Prepare for whats next in a rapidly changing world.
Don’t freeze, you can do this.