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I thought we had discussed this to the point the dull thuds upon the side of the diseased corpse of the horse were becoming unbecoming, but then some damn fools down in Venezuela went killing a cow with rocks and the comments started again. I mean, forget why you even saw a video of this. Doesn’t that seem odd? As if it were staged like all those People Of Wal-Mart photos. Perhaps it was a warning to some rich bitch. Hey, Heffe, give our village some food or we’ll just do it ourselves.
Venezuela is NOT collapsing because they are socialist. How can this not be self evident? Russia wasn’t even socialist-they were WORSE, and they didn’t even collapse to the point there was no food. The world doesn’t start to run out of useable energy ( the net energy declines ) and everything is oh so hunky dorey one minute and the next it suddenly takes a big squishy dump. No, one by one nations fall by the wayside ( usually helped by other less weakened countries, picking at the corpse ). It is Peak Oil Triage.
Many, many countries are already there. Haiti ( Trumps fav CrapHole country-true dat, home slice. You might be a greedy buffoon, but I like your show! ). A lot of dry Africa. A lot of wet Africa. Saudi Arabia’s neighbors that have the oil they need ( Saudi Arabia is far past Peak, pumping so far below historical norms, it ain’t even funny ). Pakistan is on the edge after the flooding damaged so much farmland. Big chunks of India. New Orleans, Detroit, Newark, Chicago. Being triaged doesn’t mean there are running gun battles and people dying in the street-you know, like in Baltimore, Atlanta and Dearborn. Well, it does mean that.
But you can still have a nominal government and what passes for near normal, while also having a slow collapse. No country is surrounded by tanks and denied supplies, like this is “Escape From New York” ( a terrible film so good because of the atmosphere-the 70’s did Apocalypse so damn well because it was The End. Now we just Extend And Pretend, even the Preppers all about Shiny Toys instead of hard reality. Oh, I’m a friggin snowflake, me no like icky reality! Grow a pair! ). Everyone is just unable to import as much as they need.
Some places more so than others. It is just business to the bankers. Oh, Iraq, no money? Sorry, No Food For You! What, Egypt, you need more oil? Got cash? No? Less Food For You! In Detroit, you still get to eat well. That is, if you can make it to the corner store without getting mugged and stabbed by your Homey’s your town doesn’t have the money to pay the police to arrest. So, sorry! Try again later, perhaps you can still pass Go. As the energy supply ( in net value ) contracts, economies contract and the supplies are routed to select areas only. Those that can pay.
What I have been vainly attempting to explain is that it isn’t about governance at all. It is about resources. We only seem to “have enough” because we are not one of the areas that is being triaged. But our time will come. Already many parts of our own country are being triaged. Look at the infrastructure being abandoned. Sodden piles of a block worth of houses now rubble in New Orleans ( and I’m sure Houston at some point-although I’d wager they won’t even bother with the expense of bulldozing them-just leave to mold over, the outside looking like just any other foreclosed home ), rusting windowless skyscrapers in the Rust Belt.
The people there are only fed and housed because we still control the bulk of the useable petroleum through our already being abandoned currency monopoly. Only by growing soy and corn above the last useable aquifer, forming them into calorie dense fast frozen foods and shipping them to every inhabitable hovel and hamlet are we keeping the bombed over looking areas from rebelling. Well, they are, technically, rebelling. The ghettos are virtually abandoned by law enforcement, with only paramilitary raids in force for showboating by the authorities, done exactly the same way in Cleveland or Rio De Janeiro.
But the break down in law and order isn’t the issue. Areas without law enforcement have their own criminals enforcing the peace. The issue is just about delivering core supplies. Venezuela is obviously doing a poor job of doing so. The United States Of Venezuela is still doing a bang up one. Because there is enough excess energy to develop both a large government sector, AND a private one, we have always had both private and public means of providing services.
That doesn’t mean either do it at all well, it just means there was redundancy in the system. If Venezuela had NO government, if it were an anarchists paradise, without resources the exact same thing would have happened there as it did. The rich get resources, the poor get triaged out of the system. That is the reality globally, in almost every nation ( except in some very SOCIALIST Artic countries, and that is from being until recently under populated ). Those countries with too many people, perhaps excepting China ( for now ) are already triaging.
Now, this isn’t a linear process. You don’t go from eating to non eating to revolution. As soon as food starts getting scarce, then the already existing problems in society are exacerbated. The Arab Spring wasn’t about dictatorship, as that had been firmly in place for decade if not generations. It was about food shortages THEN making dictatorship an issue. In Africa, where Muslims and Catholics are clashing, it wasn’t religion that lead to full on war and genocide. As food became too scarce, THEN the religious fractures lead to full on conflict. It hadn’t mattered that there were two tribes in Rwanda, not until food became an issue, THEN the tribal differences became far more pronounced.
So, for the US, let’s look into our differences that will become our conflicts as soon as food security is threatened. Continued tomorrow.
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* By the by, all my writing is copyrighted. For the obtuse out there
I was surprised last night to see a story on a National news station about the tariff being raised on the solar panels being imported to the USofA.ReplyDelete
Into the story the point brought up was that less than 1% of the worlds panels are made in "our" country.
So no doubt that this tariff will rise to at least 3 times higher and the price will easily double.
Surprisingly this TV station is pro Trump.
I'm headed to Harbor Freight this weekend and add 2 more panel kits to my other 6. At least I will have some light and usable cheap power for 5 or 10 years.
This is where I got the news:Delete
Not always worth clicking the links as it goes to ad larded sites, but just checking the article titles has kept me in the news loop better than I was.
Yoeman's service again Jim. Flowchart this course out again for the minions and for reposting far and wide to the uninitiated that are corrupted by MSM bullshit spins of reality. We are all only a short period of time frame or a couple of "oops, oh shit!" Incidents from being the same situation. Carry on.ReplyDelete
I don't know how much I expounded on my comment that started this series. Hopefully you enjoy the next installments.Delete
Just curious.... have you received a de-coupling charge notice from your power company? (They may have some other B.S. name they are calling it.)ReplyDelete
If yes than you might want to think about the implications.
I know! I know! If it is not Doom and Gloom then everyone's head goes back in the sand.
I don't even know what such a notice means ( not that I get a power bill ).Delete
Overheard at a Nevada Walmart sporting goods counter....ReplyDelete
"LOOK! Here he comes again! QUICK! Jack up the price on the 22lr rifle ammo again! Hee Haw! If he sees it is a nickel a round it will be a sign the end is near for him. Two years ago when there was NO 22lr ammo available he said it was peak copper. Har Dee Har Har!
A real survivalist should be able to objectively evaluate facts.
Here is a fact for you to evaluate... LED bulbs use LESS energy. Lots less energy.
How much less is used when whole countries use the LEDs????????
You jest, but I'm pretty sure the security team used to watch out for me and then pulled the generic coffee ( this was prior to them shrinking the section, way back when I used to buy any food there ). Now, on those LED's. There is an economic law whose name I cannot remember that states any energy efficiencies are countered by increased use. You still get the option of cutting back, later, so it's never a bad thing, but in practice increased efficiencies are always wasted. Example-look how much longer the commutes became as auto's became more fuel efficient. And ammo prices have come down with 33% unemployment and medical insurance quadrupling ( and probably the increased demand for stocking now sated ), not because we have enough ore.Delete
Oh, come on!ReplyDelete
How many more light bulbs do you think people are using if the LEDs use 10% of the energy of a normal bulb?
Ten times as many bulbs???
Or maybe you think they are now running the lights ten times longer???
Aren't TV's now LED? They are much, much bigger now on average. Even if that isn't the case, when your electric bill decreases from one efficiency, you use more electric on other items like video games, curling your hair, etc.Delete
So .... now, because the light bulbs use less energy everyone is going to play more video games?????
More and more it looks like you area a victim of the aliens kidnapping you.
Only they did not do any sexual experiments on you they did cerebral experiments ending in failure.
Hee haw! YEAH, right.... more efficient light bulbs equals more game time.
Hoo.. boy! Talk about a dim bulb!
So, if the price of steak went way down, you wouldn't eat any more of it? Don't be obtuse, dude.Delete