[EDIT: I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT I GOT THE TITLE WRONG! THANKS FOR CATCHING THIS STEVE. – JL]
I’ve been struggling to find a happy medium between deep-dive articles and videos that I’m doing now, and the news analysis that I used to do. Both are needed, but there are only so many hours in the day to do something like this.
Hopefully, this represents that ‘happy medium’.
The events that we see now, will lead to the complete collapse of civilization as we know it. And, you need to put each of these events into a proper perspective of that collapse. You need to recognize what you are seeing in today’s headlines.
So, let’s go look at those headlines.
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The Weekend Shock Letter for June 9th, 2020
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/SGkGDrqkuT4
(I still can’t believe that I put June instead of May. Did the hot weather get to my brain?)
Last week, the Missus and I moved. The demonic oppression emanating from the temple next door had gotten too much for Mrs. Little, and it was time to find a place with fewer demons nearby. Yes, demons. I kid you not.
I wasn’t as aware as she was, of what was happening because I can’t speak more than just a few words of Chinese, but she understood what they are saying at their demon worship services – and the significance of what they were saying – while I did not. I guess that you really can be blessed by not knowing what people say. So, we moved because Mrs. Little needed to.
But, now that we are in the new place, I have come to realize that I had needed to move, also. The new place doesn’t suffer from the same amount of dark, evil oppression, and I can feel the difference. So, I had needed this move, too, but didn’t know it.
So, I guess that I need to take back all the grumpy grumbles that I afflicted Mrs. Little with, as we did this move. Of course, she knows that every move is hard on me, so she cuts me a lot of slack when we do something like this.
But, the Missus is going to get some extra hugs from me, to try and make up for my grumpiness.
The other interesting thing is that you really can get used to having demons around, to the point where you don’t notice them anymore. But, that’s a story for another time.
On the plus side, I do have a family of sparrows that have taken up residence not far from my window, in our new place. Mr. Sparrow likes to stand outside and chirp at me and anyone else who gets too close. He’s not the smartest fellow in the world, but he’s one of the ‘good guys’. Chirpy sparrows are a great improvement over the demons that were being worshiped near the old place.
All of that might be the reason why I’ve been inspired to try and restart my weekend review of the important articles that I’ve seen – and why they are important. I was sorry to give that up a couple years ago, because some of the articles that I see every day are important – so important that you need to see them too. So, I’m going to try and get back to doing that again.
Lord willing, in the future, this weekly review of important articles will go out every Saturday morning (US time).
THE MOST ESSENTIAL LINKS
So, let’s get into it, starting with the most essential links.
This quote at the end of this short post is startling:
Make sure you buy one year’s worth of food in cans. If you have the space to do vertical farming, it might come in handy in the years ahead.
I have never heard Martin say ANYTHING like this. EVER. This is completely without precedent, and I’ve been reading his stuff for years.
Please, let this be the alarm bell that gets you started in preparing for the difficult days ahead. Food is going to be expensive. So, for the canned foods that you normally consume, buy lots of extra. And, keep buying it. Those of you in America have the luxury of relatively cheap canned goods, so buy as much as you can.
For those of us in places like Taiwan… we’ll just have to do the best that we can.
And, this Saturday afternoon – Taiwan time – I saw this link as I was looking over the final links that I wanted to put into this Weekend Shock:
This link will challenge you to think a bit to see its significance. And, while I will try and help you think about this, I want you to learn to think about this for yourself.
First, notice what this article says about American society:
50% of all food goes to restaurants, hotels and institutions.
Is that natural?
This demonstrates an incredible centralization of American society. And, it wasn’t this bad, when I was growing up. Of course, the ’60s and ’70s were a hard time for most people, and that had a big impact on whether or not you decided to take your family to a restaurant.
For my family, it was a big deal to go to McDonald’s.
Now, American society is so wealthy and affluent, that half of all food is consumed outside of the home. Of course, that’s not the whole picture, since there is a segment of society where kids starve if they can’t get a school lunch. And this brings us to talk about the poor.
This disruption of the restaurant and hotel food chain means that the wealthy are showing up more often in grocery stores. The poor, who cannot afford to go to restaurants for their food, are forced to compete with the wealthy who don’t mind buying up whatever they want.
What happens when there are more people wanting to buy the same amount of food?
Prices go up.
Depending on where you are, this might not have happened yet, but it’s coming. And, I believe that this is why Martin Armstrong is telling people to buy canned food. Prices ARE going to go up.
Now, there’s one more aspect that you need to put into your calculations:
What happens when farmers are forced to dump food and bury their livestock?
Farmers live on low wages and paper-thin profits. If they have to dump their product, they lose what little profit they had.
Will they have enough money to buy seed to plant for the next year?
Will the be able to pay for much-needed tractor repairs?
Will they pay the lease on the extra 100 acres that they planted last year?
Will they go out of business… permanently?
Add to this the financialization of agriculture. Over the decades, a complex system of futures markets, land leases and loan agreements has arisen to help farmers produce as much food as possible.
What happens when that financial system collapses, with the rest of global markets?
Some of us could stand to have a bit less food to eat. I know that I need to lose a few kilos. But, the desperately poor are going to be hit hard – as well as the less desperately poor.
The core of the article focuses on how difficult it is for distribution systems to change course as things change. And, the American distribution system WILL make the changes needed as we move into the Greatest Depression. But, those changes won’t happen fast enough to save the farmers that are the most desperate.
The damage will be permanent, and then… everything will get worse.
Please, stock up on canned food.
The article starts out like this:
The year was 1957.
Elvis’s new movie “Jailhouse Rock” was packing the theaters. The last episode of “I Love Lucy” aired on television. The show “West Side Story” held tryouts in Washington, D.C., and opened on Broadway in September. Ford’s new car the Edsel rolled off the assembly line. The Cold War with Russia was on and “In God We Trust” appeared on U.S. currency. The first Toys R Us store opened.
Also that year, the so-called Asian Flu killed 116,000 Americans
The author goes on to say this:
The population of the U.S. at the time was 172 million, which is a little more than half of the current population.
That means that the Asian flu killed the equivalent of 230,000 Americans in today’s terms. Yet, we are freaking out as if this were the Black Death.
And then, he says:
What’s remarkable when we look back at this year, nothing was shut down. Restaurants, schools, theaters, sporting events, travel – everything continued without interruption. Without a 24-hour news cycle with thousands of news agencies and a billion websites hungry for traffic, mostly people paid no attention other than to keep basic hygiene. It was covered in the press as a medical problem. The notion that there was a political solution never occurred to anyone.
So… the question is …WHY?
Why did America react to a pandemic that killed the equivalent of 230,000 Americans, in such a peaceful way?
The difference is values. They had them, and we don’t. Not anymore.
We’ve destroyed our values. Our faith. Our communities. We have become a wicked and evil generation, and the Bible gives us some insight:
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Charles Hugh Smith is one of my favorite writers. He knows what he’s talking about, and is not afraid to share what he knows. But, this article is especially interesting.
Here’s one paragraph from his article:
A common thread within most discussions of surviving bad times–especially really bad times–runs more or less like this: stockpile a bunch of canned/dried food and other valuable accoutrements of civilized life (generators, tools, canned goods, firearms, etc.) in a remote area far from urban centers, and then wait out the bad times, all the while protecting your stash with an array of weaponry and technology (night vision binocs, etc.)
If that’s you, you REALLY need to read this article, because he shows that this kind of plan is a really, Really, REALLY bad idea.
Charles Hugh Smith grew up in the mountains, in areas that most ‘survivalists’ will want to retreat to, when bad times come. Mountain boys like Charles called people with ‘remote retreats’, Flatlanders. And, he has this to say about their ‘retreats’:
Kids like Charles Hugh Smith used to be, will find you and your stuff. And they will tell others of what they’ve found. And, if the people living on the mountain or valley that you’ve retreated to… if they’re the kind of psychopaths that some people can be …they come and take your stuff and kill you in the process.
There actually is a better idea, and Charles gives it to you:
I’ve talked about that for a long time, and it’s time for you to be thinking about that. You will not survive the dark days ahead if you aren’t a part of a community of people willing to help each other out.
You cannot do it on your own.
Just read the article and see if I’m wrong.
A GREAT COMMENT FROM A READER
Omega Shock gets great comments and questions, and I’ve been really blessed by all the input. And, reader input often gives me a view of what’s happening on the ground that I can’t get, since I’m in Taiwan. And, a reader who goes by the moniker, DRG, left this excellent comment from this post:
Learning Wisdom: Why the Wuhan Coronavirus is NOT a Bioweapon
I was at the grocery store today and the National Enquirer headlines were screaming CORONAVIRUS IS A CHINESE BIOWEAPON!!!!!!
I don’t believe that, but millions of unthinking knee-jerk emotional reactionaries do, which gives me a peculiar glee in contemplating how the CCP must be enjoying the fruits of their incompetence.
If only it were possible to embarrass our own incompetent government, but they are so far beyond rational behavior I have no words. Beyond shame or any concept of it. They have pushed the world into mass starvation and they don’t even care. They are so stupid, or arrogant, that they think this somehow will not affect them. Once you have plowed under your crops and slaughtered all your livestock and dumped them in a landfill, no amount of helicopter money will make them reappear. It astonishes me that none of the PTB seem to get that. Even Martin Armstrong, who surely must be worth multiple billions, understands that you cannot eat money, not even his own, and is urging people to stock up on at least a year’s worth of food in CANS. He always specifies CANS. Things might get so chaotic that even our power supply cannot be taken for granted. Here, in the Entitled States of America, the grocery stores are beginning to announce limits on meat purchases ‘because of the meat shortage’, which was previously not openly acknowledged. Articles would say we have “reserves” in freezers, but if examined closely the facts are that it’s only a week or two supply at most. That was a week or two ago I read that. Now I am seeing these announcements from the stores.
I know I will suffer right along with everyone else, but I can’t help wondering what will happen when the inevitable results come home to roost and everyone has to face them. All you people who refused to go to work at the meat processing plants, and protested, and got them shut down, and the unions that made it all but impossible to reopen, is starvation better than taking a risk no worse than going to the (now half empty) grocery store along with everyone else? Are you glad to stay home and no longer have a job, or health insurance, or unemployment, and the result of all this being that you and your family have next to nothing to eat? The dairy farmers had to dump their milk. The egg farmers had to slaughter the chickens that laid the eggs, because without a market for their eggs they had no money to feed the chickens. And there were not meat processing plants available to make use of all this, so all those egg-laying hens went in a landfill along with all those millions of hogs. There’s a little more flexibility with cattle but not much.
And, do not tell me about ‘unacceptable risk’. Most people exposed to the virus have no symptoms, but everyone who starves will die. There’s a bit of a difference. I am a nurse and have been taking care of coronavirus patients for the past 3 weeks full time. They are young, and the worst symptom any of them have had is a slight temp. Many more in the same facility are positive but have no symptoms at all. How about if I quit going to work? I have a nurse friend, early 30s, fit, never smoked a day in her life who got deathly ill from it. Even at 65, nothing appears to make me sick, no matter what I do. But you never know. I want to scream at everyone to grow up and accept the fact that life involves a certain amount of risk and just deal with it. The human race (after the fall) would have starved and gone extinct in a single generation if no one was willing to take the risk inherent in a primitive hunting expedition. Which is easier, going to work and risk exposure to a virus, or face a wild ox with nothing but a sharp stick? You’re here only because your ancestors took on a LOT of risk, and survived. Do you want to feed your family or don’t you?
Over the years, DRG has consistently left extremely insightful comments. And, if she decided to write articles, I would certainly be publishing links to them – or, just publishing them outright. And, she’s not alone in leaving great comments and questions.
Chris-from-Poland, Mangledman, Jennifer, T2L, and so many others have all had a big impact on Omega Shock. If you leave a comment or a question, I will do my very best to personally respond.
NOTE: To protect the integrity of the site, comments are not published immediately. However, I always try to get them published within 24 hours. A lot of evil tries to get into the comment section, and I just cannot allow that. I will stand before God one day and answer for what appears there.
Okay, what else…
I’m in the middle of writing the next installment of the ‘How We Got Here’ series. The first installment, is this:
How We Got Here, Part 1: The Tragic Tale of Huang YanLing and COVID-19
Part Two is tentatively titled:
How We Got Here, Part 2: The Fear, The Money and The Power
We’ll see if God lets me finish it.
As for the rest of the links that follow in this post, I’m just out of time. But, if you see something below (or above) that you think needs some extra input, please leave a comment. I always appreciate what Omega Shock readers have to say.
Yours in Christ,
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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