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The ‘Green Agenda’ Will Be Revolutionary, Against The Green Agenda

The ‘Green Agenda’ Will Be Revolutionary, Against The Green Agenda

“the pursuit of Net Zero by continually raising the cost of living is going to cause populist revolts that will make Brexit and Trump look like minor blips”

Dutch farmers are rebelling against ‘Climate Change’ and environmental regulations that will shut down their farms. The farmers point out repeatedly that they are among the most productive on the planet, and The Netherlands is one of the top major food exporters. Their protests have been repressed, but not (yet) as viciously as Justin Trudeau crushed the Canadian truckers. The Dutch revolt is significant because it points to how fragile our food supply could become not due to natural disaster, but from progressive planning.

The Green Agenda, whether called Net-Zero or The Green New Deal or whatever, is about using manufactured panic over Climate Change to enact sweeping changes in society through increasing the cost of fossil-fuels and energy and production dependent on fossil fuels. Like so much of the destructive idiocy sweeping politics, it started at and is driven by the campuses. It puts at risk all of the economic ties that bind us together, and it’s incredibly dangerous to societal stability.

This is revolutionary, but not in the way the progressives think. It will be counter-revolutionary as the costs and risks come into play.

Konstantin Kisin correctly observes:

The one thing that is becoming very clear to me is that whatever your view of climate change, the pursuit of Net Zero by continually raising the cost of living is going to cause populist revolts that will make Brexit and Trump look like minor blips.

That reminded me of a phrase I wrote about in January 2022, The 9-Meal Rule, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy,” which boils down to the fact that food shortages are different. In that post, I traced the history of The 9-Meal Rule, dating it back to Alfred Henry Lewis in the New York Journal in 1896 (pdf.):

“the only barrier between us and anarchy is the last nine meals we’ve had. It may be taken as axiomatic that a starving man is never a good citizen.”

I noted that Jeff Thomas, in a 2016 article,explained the significance (emphasis in original):

In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” Since then, his observation has been echoed by people as disparate as Robert Heinlein and Leon Trotsky.

The key here is that, unlike all other commodities, food is the one essential that cannot be postponed. If there were a shortage of, say, shoes, we could make do for months or even years. A shortage of gasoline would be worse, but we could survive it, through mass transport or even walking, if necessary.

But food is different. If there were an interruption in the supply of food, fear would set in immediately. And, if the resumption of the food supply were uncertain, the fear would become pronounced. After only nine missed meals, it’s not unlikely that we’d panic and be prepared to commit a crime to acquire food. If we were to see our neighbour with a loaf of bread, and we owned a gun, we might well say, “I’m sorry, you’re a good neighbour and we’ve been friends for years, but my children haven’t eaten today – I have to have that bread – even if I have to shoot you.” …

Fear of starvation is fundamentally different from other fears of shortages. Even good people panic.

I’m all in favor of energy conservation and a clean environment. But that’s not what net-zero is about. It’s about putting our society on a very thin edge in order to achieve political objectives and control. Aside from the food growing and supply chain, we are increasing dependence on an electric grid that already has trouble functioning and is our weakest link. And which itself depends on carbon-based sources of electric generation. But most of all, it puts the food supply at risk.

In writing the post last January about The 9-Meal Rule, I observed:

The supply chain problems we’ve been having have not pushed us over the edge, but they have shown us what the edge looks like….

Don’t worry. I’m not panicking. But I am Prepping For The Worst, I’d rather not have to fight people in the supermarket for the few boxes of porridge left on the shelves.

We don’t know where the challenge will come from, there are unknown unknowns that could surprise us. But some of the causes won’t surprise us, we see them coming.

There is a thin line in society, between food and anarchy, freedom and repression, liberty and tyranny, safety and street violence. It’s thinner than we want to admit, and it’s being pushed to its limits on purpose by ideologies that want to deconstruct our society. Tearing down society is a dangerous game.

There is so much wrong with the progressive agenda that has captured almost every major institution — the political and ideological repression, the compelled conformity of viewpoints, the racial discrimination in the name of opposing racial discrimination, etc. — but above all that, putting the food supply and ability to subsist at risk is the most dangerous for society. It’s where we are heading, it’s manufactured, and it’s rolling down hill.

We’re organizing an online event, hopefully this summer, on strategies for prepping for the worst that they have planned for us.


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Morning Sunshine | July 10, 2022 at 9:51 pm

Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Albania… where else is in flames that is not being reported.
    In December 2020, the Trudeau government unveiled their new climate plan, with a focus on reducing nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer by 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

    “Fertilizers play a major role in the agriculture sector’s success and have contributed to record harvests in the last decade. They have helped drive increases in Canadian crop yields, grain sales, and exports,” a news release from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reads.

    “However, nitrous oxide emissions, particularly those associated with synthetic nitrogen fertilizer use have also grown significantly. That is why the Government of Canada has set the national fertilizer emissions reduction target, which is part of the commitment to reduce total GHG emissions in Canada by 40-45% by 2030….”
    German farmers have joined the uprising. Dutch, Italian, Polish and now German….(videos at all links)
    #Uzbekistan: Protests against plans to remove autonomy for the Karakalpakstan region broke out yesterday in the regional capitol of Nukus, sparking clashes with police. The proposed amendments have now reportedly been scrapped as a result of the protests.
    Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Netherlands…

    Ecuador too is in REVOLT

    The global uprising has begun:
    Apparently the Indian Farmers are also uprising
    London Downing Street Today‼️People are Awakening & Uprising everywhere‼️👁👁‼️DS Govts will never be trusted by their people again
    NORTH MACEDONIA – Unrest is spreading through the Balkens now, people are barely surviving the increases in food and fuel price increases.

    We are being kept in the dark by our media & under new protest laws by our government incase we get any ideas

    paracelsus in reply to Morning Sunshine. | July 11, 2022 at 12:13 am

    I’ve noticed quite a number of reports of food production and storage facilities around the U.S.A. having been burned to the ground.
    BTW: this may disappear. L.I. has been removing my comments – for one reason or another.

      scooterjay in reply to paracelsus. | July 11, 2022 at 7:38 am

      Same here…I had a comment about the 2A removed the day Kavanaugh was stalked.
      I posted a direct quote from LBJ that was pulled.
      Now is no time to be PC. The left wants us dead.

        I find that “quote” interesting, and while we can be reasonably sure LBJ did say the part about giving the “Negroes” something but not enough to make a difference, it’s not as clear that he said the part about them voting Democrat for (and it varies from “two generations” to “50 years” to “100 years” to “200 years,” another sign it’s likely not a real quote). Quoting something means that the person actually said what you are saying they said and can provide a link to it for verification; otherwise, you are just repeating something you read somewhere that uses language for shock value, nothing historical about it.

          henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 5:19 pm

          “The source of the quote is Robert Kessler’s book ‘Inside the White House.’ The guy is known for scooping tabloid sounding but eventually 100% true stories (Secret Service scandals). Whether you trust him on that quote or not is your call – the book doesn’t list any sources that a historian would consider impeccable; but as far as I’m aware he’s never been proven wrong.”

          Here’s a link with this quote from a review of his book. The reviewer notes the author “was extremely liberal back then… [s]o this book has a significant left wing bias.”

      MattMusson in reply to paracelsus. | July 11, 2022 at 8:20 am

      Please don’t be that guy. The guy that buys a pallot load of Gold Medal Flour and stores it in the garage next to the 7dust. And, don’t spend $3000 on a backyard chicken coop. Professionals seeking flocks devastated by Bird Flu. You think your backyard coop will fare better?

      You want to prepare? Tear out your flower garden and plant potatoes.

        exfed in reply to MattMusson. | July 11, 2022 at 10:34 am

        “Please don’t be that guy. The guy that buys a pallot load of Gold Medal Flour and stores it in the garage next to the 7dust.”

        Or the folks in wealthy areas who were PISSED that they could not put 400+ gallon underground tanks is their back yards during the ’70’s gas crises.

          MattMusson in reply to exfed. | July 11, 2022 at 2:53 pm

          Or, the Former ‘Green Energy’ President who puts a 2500 gallon propane tank into his Martha’s Vineyard mansion?

          henrybowman in reply to exfed. | July 11, 2022 at 5:29 pm

          Especially the politically connected… like Undersecretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf, who caused a social scandal when it was revealed that he had been rebuffed in applying for a zoning variance to install a large underground petroleum tank on his residential property in the tony McLean area of Virginia during the gas crisis beccause it was “important” that his mobility not be impeded.

          JohnSmith100 in reply to exfed. | July 13, 2022 at 12:37 pm

          If they were smart, they would have bought acreage, bought at least one tractor, and put their fuel tanks there. Cultural aspects of big cities are not worth puting up with the ride into their ever expanding shit hole.

“We’re organizing an online event, hopefully this summer, on strategies for prepping for the worst that they have planned for us.”
Should be interesting conversation. In the past I have done some reading about the Bosnian war, siege of Sarajevo, etc. and extrapolating what it took for civilians to survive in that situation was sobering. One take away for me was that no matter how well “prepared”, the will be individuals, groups of individuals who will be better prepared, more ruthless, etc. who will take your stuff.

In a “nine missed meals” scenario with no immediate hope in sight, a backyard garden, chickens and 6 months of dried food isn’t a likely ticket for survival. In the Sarajevo situation, water was a major problem. People hide below ground during the day and went out at night looking for food and water. Outside during the day and death by sniper was real possibility. The comment that I remember the most was repeated references to “the smell”; uncollected garbage, non-functioning sewage system, dead animals and humans rotting in the streets.

    Paul in reply to SHV. | July 10, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    The best way to “prep” is to be ready to be the meanest motherfucker on the block.

      Actually, BE the meanest MF on your block when necessary but be a “gray man” in public for as long as you can. Lower your profile by blending in with the zombies. If the government arrives to distribute water and food, go there looking needy even if you don’t need it.

      It’s easy to use terms like “zombies” to describe those who failed to prepare and are knocking on your door for help. But some of them will be your friends and neighbors. I would rather feed my neighbors than shoot them.

      I plan on coming out of this alive so I expect there will be some very difficult decisions to make. Survival is the first imperative. Resources are limited and some of us planned ahead. It is not our fault if we can’t help everybody.

      Evil Otto in reply to Paul. | July 11, 2022 at 9:02 am

      The thing is, though… you likely aren’t. There’s always someone meaner and more ruthless. And the meanest motherfucker on the block isn’t bulletproof.

      That’s not a solution anyway. A lot of us couldn’t even fake it.

      No, a better way to prep is to have a group of like-minded preppers ready to defend each other, so when the meanest motherfucker on the block comes to take our food he leaves. In a box.

    Water is a very real problem for those who don’t have a well on their property or some other means of acquiring large amounts of fresh water (a lake or stream on their property, a fresh water spring). Storing enough water in one’s home to make all those six months supplies of dried food is a near-impossible task, and I have yet to see any prepper attempts to mitigate this problem beyond water filters (that assume access to a fresh water ground source/rain water) and means of storing large amounts of water in your bathtub (that assumes access to water from your city or town). This is great if the problem is short-term, but not so great if it goes on past the life of the 50-gal bathtub thingy, the water in your hot water heater, or whatever backup plan one has for accessing fresh water when the taps stop flowing.

      Living next to a river is a major advantage but that will also attract “zombies”. Everyone talks of a plan to leave where they are to go someplace better but it may already be too late for that. If not, it better take less that one tankful of fuel to get there.

      I have been prepared for “the big one” for years now but that will only last me for 6 months at most. I’ve also been planning to leave CA for the very reasons that we are now living through. But targeted destinations have experienced sharp spikes in living costs, worse than where I am now so it would be a step backwards. I am still looking.

      My basic “big one” plan would be to hunker down to allow the immediate “zombie invasion” to burn itself out and hope I survive and don’t have to kill anybody. Then, it’s about reconnecting with friends before I decide what to do and where to go. Sounds good but it will be chaos and very dangerous to move around. It would probably take a “Mad Max” convoy to get anywhere. Should be fun.

        Peabody in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 11, 2022 at 8:02 am

        “It would probably take a “Mad Max” convoy to get anywhere.”

        You mean like the convoys of illegal zomvies that attack the southern border. If they attack you, you are not even allowed to wave your “reins” at them.

      Dathurtz in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 7:43 am

      Yes. I think a water source is pretty much impossible to prep for outside of owning land and having a pond site/drilling your own well. The closest solution I have seen is to get big rain barrels and heavily treat the water.

        Yep, that’s why Obama went after water on people’s property, including rain barrels and puddles. And it wasn’t just the feds, rain barrels (and their various current uses for watering animals, even gardens) are restricted or actually require a permit in many states and jurisdictions.

        Of course, if the shtf, there will likely be no one to knock on your door and carry you off for “harvesting” rain water . . . they’ll be too busy taking your stored food (that was also Obama).

        MajorWood in reply to Dathurtz. | July 11, 2022 at 11:36 am

        In our town there is an Asian food packaging operation which used to sell (haven’t bought them for awhile) 55gal poly barrels for $10. They are threaded at the top for common pipe fittings, and it is easy to bore and tap a threaded spigot in the bottom. A dozen of them will provide 600 gal of rainwater storage, that is recycled constantly, and is easily pretreated with a smidge of chlorox and processing through a bacterial water filter into an opaque storage container with a low-power UV light. Not that I have thought about it much, but those who live in “Cascadia” have a human-independent SHTF concern all the time.

          henrybowman in reply to MajorWood. | July 11, 2022 at 5:47 pm

          Those poly barrels can be had all over horse country. They aren’t $10 any more, though. We have one that was on the property (empty) when we bought it, and despite 23 years of harsh desert sun, it still has integrity and looks like new.

          (Apparently they are still $10 if you live in the right place.)

      taurus the judge in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 8:06 am

      There are hundreds of options Fuzzy.

      You need to expand your prepper base apparently.

      If you need ideas, just ask.

      Now regarding water in a SHTF scenario, (and I’m talking water in volume for sustainment over long periods of time), water procurement/storage/treatment will require knowledge, skills and equipment that wont fit in an ALICE large and there probably are no YouTube videos on it but the skills, technology and equipment exist and are readily available.

      But it will require a lot more than a Sawyer and a bag.

        Heh, you caught me. I’m not a prepper, per se, though I do live in a hurricane area, so have the normal stuff for that plus more than three days worth of food on hand. So not hard-core by any stretch of the imagination, but I do read about all kinds of stuff for LI (and before that for my own blog), including prepping. And I just never see the water issue addressed in any helpful way and really wouldn’t know where to look if it’s not discussed on prepper sites or addressed on prepper food storage sites (that require water for their long-term storage food, but don’t provide a means to get it, just to filter it), etc. Normal people just aren’t going to be building giant water pumps/containers on their property (even if they legally could do so) or whatever it is to which you allude, so it seems this is a problem in need of a solution that works for all of us. Get that entrepreneurial spirit fired up and fix this giant gap in preparedness.

          taurus the judge in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 8:43 am

          I do a “small” amount of pump systems design for my Civil Engineer brothers/sisters and water reclamation industrial solutions so have a working familiarity with it plus having a farm. I get asked along these lines a good bit so here is a short text commentary.

          Rainwater- most states that have restrictions on this are not because of catching water in a bucket or a fish pond- its because of the leeching contamination from paint, roofing materials, some non food grade containers and such that can turn “pristine rain water” into a toxic witches brew in short order. (In industry, that’s what we test for)

          Part 2 is the weight of the water versus the containment ( significant damage/death can result from a failed water shed)

          In most cases, that’s why those laws are there- not to keep people from having rainwater because in reality a “mud puddle” is a “rainwater collection device”.

          In the SHTF scenario- the “normal” human required 1-4 gallons of water per 24 hours to survive. ( that’s a wide range covering everything from an infant to people with illness, deserts and heavy work with a mean average of about a gallon a head per day)

          That’s about 10+ lbs. on the back of each person which must constantly be replenished.

          The best case is to “bug in” and have back up ( well and manual pump) if that option is available or storage capacity ( maybe a 500 gal farm tank). That’s good for rural but urbanites don’t usually have that space available and if one has to bug “out” then this becomes useless.

          The solution ( just like urban warfare) is that there is no solution. Everybody knows the toilet tank and bathtub so those will be the first gone. ( don’t count on them)

          The serious prepper will have to have the knowledge/skills of the areas they intent to operate in and the requisite tools to locate, access, pump, treat and to a degree store this “procured” water. ( most likely, a distiller than a filter will be required then additional minerals to re-add)

          This can be natural and man made sources- some requiring “unauthorized access”.

          Water is there in thousands of systems but it must be located then an access point discovered ( pre-planning)

          Those skills will not come from a YouTube video or book on survival.

          I recommend carrying collapsible water storage and treatment rather than water proper.

          Yeah, I’ve done this once or twice.

          Thanks, Taurus! I do think that the Obama water grab is far more ominous than you suggest, but then again, I’ve tried all morning to get my tinfoil tiara to sit at a charming angle . . . to no avail. 😛

          taurus the judge in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 9:41 am

          @ Fuzzy

          EVERYTHING Obama had a hand is is ominous and guaranteed to work against the US and her citizenry.

          That said, some of them actually have good reason and serve a legitimate purpose.

          docduracoat in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 10:28 am

          Since you live in a hurricane zone, then you are near salt water.
          You can distill salt water and get fresh water.
          All you need do is collect salt water, boil it and condense the steam.
          You can do that with kitchen pots and pans.
          Wood can de used to boil the water.
          You can also collect rain water, as it rains a lot in the hurricane zone.
          The salt water source will also supply fish to eat.
          You will need a fishing pole.
          You can catch fish from a rowboat, sailboat, canoe or even a paddle board.
          Your .22 rifle will supply squirrels, birds, iguanas, opossums, dogs and cats.
          Until the ammo runs out.
          Then you are back to bows and arrows.

          Wow, this is amazing! I saw something similar to this desalination technique on one of those survival shows (the one with the former spec. op guy and his wife, I think it was), but now I want to really study it. Just in case.

          Small game is abundant around these parts, and there are plenty of ways to trap them if the bullets run out (not that I’ve ever tried trapping), and there are tons of fish both in the Gulf and the bays. I would love to learn to hunt with a bow; in fact, I may look into that at some point. Also there is abundant edible flora in this neck of the woods. Water is critical, though, and of far greater concern, I think, so thanks for this. 🙂

          taurus the judge in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 11:24 am

          On desalination. (Don’t ask any questions and I’ll tell no lies) but I do filtration for a living.

          If long term sustainment is the goal, the preferred methods is distillation because its not a filter but a change of state that gives 100% pure (demineralized) results which will work with salt water and NBC agents. ( since you never know).

          I have done ( and do) the Katadyn ( strongly recommend their top of the line stainless system with charcoal filter attached) and even ROWPU in the sandbox as well as civilian treatment so know this subject pretty well.

          Mainly because a distiller ( and a conventional still will work so you can make other stuff to enjoy your water with) because all you need is a fire- everything else requires chemicals and time.

          (Learn how to make activated charcoal with lemon juice too- you will need it)

          For survival (The real deal, not the TV version)- ditch the bow and go with a crossbow. There’s a difference between “hunting” ( for fun and food) and gathering/self defense determining whether you live or die. The crossbow is stronger, easier to maintain, more accurate, requires less skill and has more uses than the conventional bow.

          Buy mechanical traps ( by the 10’s) and remember if training- almost all “survival trapping” is generally illegal and it requires a decent amount of skill in selecting the proper materials and ability to “construct” so its best to buy the mechanical already made ones. The best trap in the world is useless unless it is employed properly. Trapping requires a ton of wood/game/tracking knowledge in order to do when survival is the mission.

          For fishing ( survival fishing when life is at stake)- you need traps, gill nets, “conflagration” devices and a TA-312 (magneto telephone).

          Its all about the effort to calorie ratio- fail there then its the Dachau diet.

          Not that I know any of this personally, I just hear people talk.

          amatuerwrangler in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 12:22 pm

          I don’t know which slot to put my 2-cents into, so I’ll try here:

          You need to develop skills that will allow you to adapt things to your needs. Manual skills. Wrenches, hammers, saws… all things that do not require anything other than your physical strength to operate. You may need to repair what you use for shelter, or convert something to a better use, etc This may involve both the known-unknowns as well as the unknown-unknowns.

          Your well is nice, but brainstorm how you will get that water up from 200 or 300 feet below ground (YMMV) without electricity. A generator will help until the gas runs out.

          Be able repair things you use now… more for rural folk than urbans… chainsaws, mowers, quads… the repair shops will be closed. Have some of the more frequently needed parts on hand. Etc.

          All this means that steps have to be taken now, or better yet, yesterday. Learn and improve manual skills, get in shape…. I no longer have my horse operation (small as it was) but it taught me just how physically taxing the operation of a small parcel of land and its house can be. I am now without my well, propane-powered generator, need for chainsaws, posthole diggers, etc… and have too many neighboring homes for any decent fields of fire…

          Now is the time to start driving on the “top half” of your gas tank, and keep all vehicles topped off. When the SHTF it will come fast leaving little time prep… Look at how fast those peaceful protests erupted back then…. As a former Boy Scout I will leave you with: Be Prepared.

          Voyager in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 12:48 pm

          Didn’t an MIT team demonstrate a high efficiency sun heat powered desalinator recently?

          Solar-powered system offers a route to inexpensive desalination | MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

          The question is how quickly that operates and how large the installation would per person it supplied.

        willford2 in reply to taurus the judge. | July 11, 2022 at 8:25 am

        Listen to the JUDGE as you CAN open new possiblitys if you Look hard enough.

      MattMusson in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 8:22 am

      Keep a jug of Clorox, a red wagon and some 5 gallon buckets. If necessary, take your wagon down to the creek, fill your buckets and add 30 drops of bleach to each.

        Florida here, only the Gulf is close enough for any little red wagon forays. We do have swamps that are full of fresh water springs, though, still prohibitively far from my current location, but hmmmm …..

        taurus the judge in reply to MattMusson. | July 11, 2022 at 9:48 am

        Not professional or medical advice here but that’s too broad and can be dangerous as posted.

        The “Clorox” must be ONLY the germicidal or disinfecting liquid. Nothing perfumed, thickened or other additives.

        Still has to be particulate filtered.

        Also, Clorox (or iodine or any other chemical) will NOT remove metals, other chemicals or decontaminate spores and many odors.

        Also, being a chlorine base- it “can” react with introduced leeched chemicals in the water

        There is a category of “potable but unpalatable”

        Clorox is not a miracle fluid.

      henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 11, 2022 at 5:38 pm

      “means of storing large amounts of water in your bathtub (that assumes access to water from your city or town)”

      The problem with a well is that it assumes access to the power grid. Most of them are deep and run on 240VAC. It’s not a bucket and a wishing well.

No power, no gas, no food.

Your socialists are now going communist.

    henrybowman in reply to geronl. | July 11, 2022 at 1:25 am

    “But it’s ‘Democratic Communism,’ which isn’t the same thing at all, you ignoramus.”

Around the world, backlash against expensive climate change policies

by H. Sterling Burnett | May 18, 2019 12:00 AM

nordic prince | July 11, 2022 at 12:55 am

The progs have sown the wind; their sorry asses shall reap the whirlwind.

If you want to know what life will be like with no electricity, oil, or food read The Savage Continent by Keith Lowe. It’s about Europe in the aftermath of WW2. It’s very sobering.

    SDN in reply to annuk. | July 11, 2022 at 7:04 am

    Except it’s an order of magniitude worse; Europe still had enough people who knew how to grow their own food.

    MajorWood in reply to annuk. | July 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Or Lucifer’s Hammer. I suspect that our first real adventure in this area will be when, not if, Cascadia lets loose. Touchy feely is not a good strategy when the SHTF. On a plus note, with no electricity, and least the fan will get turned off.

“A shortage of gasoline would be worse, but we could survive it, through mass transport or even walking, if necessary.”

Oh? and just what do you think that will do to the production and transportation of food?

    geronl in reply to SDN. | July 11, 2022 at 9:03 am

    denying gasoline to the public and reserving it to public services is one of the things that kicked off the revolt in Sri Lanka

Meanwhile, another suspicious explosion:

That’s four refineries this year. Add that to the 50-or-so meat processing plant fires in the past year. Nothing to see here. Sure feels like war to me.

When worldwide food security is a real existential worry, now is not the time to be pushing boutique organic agriculture.

The high energy density of manufactured fertilizer is necessary to maintain the per-acre crop yields necessary to meet the demands of food production.

Going organic now is exactly like Germany deciding to shutter all its nuclear plants. It’s too late for them to go back now. Pray the same mistake isn’t made by a major global food exporter.

“meanest motherfucker on the block.”
In a prolonged situation in an Urban/sub-Urban environment, I don’t see how an individual-small group can survive in a totally lawless situation. There likely is a minimum organized group size that can maintain a survival situation, I just don’t know what that would be. I’m too old to survive but I would hope my wife could quickly get associated with such a group based on her “value” to the group of the meanest motherfuckers.

    taurus the judge in reply to SHV. | July 11, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Learn asymmetrical warfare.

    Small groups do it every day literally all over the planet.

    Forget the “meanest” because they are usually the first to die- focus on being the SMARTEST

      “Small groups do it every day literally all over the planet.t ”
      But how many in “1st World”, Urban, semi-Urban environment with very limited total food, water and other resources availability? Closest “recent” situation that is in that category that came to mind was Sarajevo.

        taurus the judge in reply to SHV. | July 11, 2022 at 12:41 pm

        Homeless and insurgents do it all over in 1st world countries.

        It takes knowledge, study, resourcefulness and effort but the sustainment materials are there.

        There are hidden “communities” living right under peoples noses.

        Not going to go into too much SERE detail but 1st world urban are the easiest to obtain resources in- they just require more stealth and operational discipline.

      MajorWood in reply to taurus the judge. | July 11, 2022 at 12:31 pm

      Those openly carrying usually get shot first. Those openly wearing body armor get shot second (and not in the armor). Discretion is the rule. Monty Python covered this in “How to not be seen” over 50 years ago. As a buddy once put it, LARPer Mall Ninjas are a constant and ready source of ammo.

The Malthusians have been predicting we would all starve for 233 years. They are tired of waiting. They are going to make it happen.

ZH had a detailed list of food processing facilities that had been the “victim” of some sort of calamity in the last 2 years. Eye opening to say the least.

smalltownoklahoman | July 11, 2022 at 11:32 am

If those responsible for trying to forcibly starve millions around the world, especially here in the U.S., think we’ll just meekly turn over and take it:

In places like Colorado they have restrictions in rainwater harvesting because that water ultimately belongs to Californians. /s Ironically, in Portland, we get a credit on our water bill for dealing with rainwater that doesn’t need to get processed off-site into the river. My rain barrels reduced my water bill by $25 a quarter as all roof water was diverted and used on-site. And I’ve been told one could operate a gravity fed toilet system. 😉

Sri Lanka, with a population of 22 million, is a prime example of economic and political collapse. The island nation has two principal sources of revenue, tourism and tea exports.

The president compelled farmers to switch to organic fertilizer and banned the import of other types. The result of this order? Tea exports were reduced by roughly 50%. Domestic agriculture production also crashed, resulting in food shortages.

The pandemic destroyed Sri Lanka’s tourist industry resulting in increased unemployment.

As a net importer, Sri Lanka found itself with decreasing foreign cash reserves and an inability to pay for imports, including petrol.

Government monetary policy is an issue also. The shortages of petroleum products and food resulted in rising inflation.

Demonstrators broke into the homes of the prime minister and the president. Both were safely evacuated and forced to resign. The result was a total collapse of the economy.

This scenario will be played out in many developing countries soon.

Steven Brizel | July 11, 2022 at 12:38 pm

The resistance to the green agenda is because the green agenda is driven by a Malthusian view of the human race which is one of the worst extant and classical examples of junk science

>> Until the ammo runs out. <<

Old age or the pacemaker battery going (9.5 years there) will happen first. Lead is the ultimate Bullion.

With regard to “prepping”, I can’t say I’ve ever seen any significant honest discussion about self-evaluation of mental / emotional / spiritual preparedness. Not sure I’ve said that right … but considering my wiring (constitution) and that of my wife who is loathe to talk about this stuff (it upsets her greatly), together with an honest assessment of my age, health, fitness, and whether as a person who is committed to live by faith, do I want to remain in a world gone mad?

We have food stores, well water and substantial holding tank, a property that is more physically secure than most, but still vulnerable as weak seniors. In love and respect for my wife, the prepping we’ve done is mostly to do with me, laying in stores and intending to live normally, in love and peace with my wife as long as we are able. But when the end comes to us, prepared to check out.

Honestly and frankly, I’ve endeavored to live a gentle and loving life, so the notion of turning more hard-core survivalist is not something I think I can pull off. And of course faith plays a significant role in that; there have been many times when hell has tried to reign over me, to do me harm, and I’ve been quietly moved out of the way and protected where I’ve seen those who tried to harm me, pummeled one way or another.

I hope whatever discussion is planned for the summer event will include some thoughts about self evaluation and mental preparedness. Perhaps “prepping” for some is resolving to move along to the next life. Sorry if that upsets, I just find it very difficult to reconcile my faith and my wiring with a homicidal warring world.

    I find this beautiful.

    People like you who have a defensible property with lots of survival assets are prime for people looking to find a safe place to survive in and defend. If you have friends who are like-minded, you should talk and plan. None of us can pull it off alone but a well-organized group of well-armed and supplied people could at least create a fortress to be avoided. Be the last place anyone would want to attack.

    I personally have identified two such possibilities where fairly wealthy but older men with substantial defensible properties are open to planning an armed and equipped group of motivated people like me. The challenge is how do I get there not knowing how it will all come down. Planning group assembly and transportation when we can’t be sure we could establish communication is a big problem.

      How it goes down is a consideration as we’re near several potential ground zero targets. Strikes on Whidbey Island naval air station, Bangor, or Indian Island Depot wouldn’t likely kill us in the blast, but radiation poisoning would get us quickly. Food chain collapse is a whole ‘nother threat. I could hope someone blows up Hood Canal bridge to deter the Seattle horde from coming here. My next door neighbor is a solid guy, with some nearby connections that could be counted on.

Anacleto Mitraglia | July 11, 2022 at 1:37 pm

I read a fee years ago that even the the rich and powerful are preparing for the apocalypse, buying property in New Zealand. I wonder if they plan to keep some of the indigenous alive for folklore, to dance them a Haka before serving their breakfast.

    henrybowman in reply to Anacleto Mitraglia. | July 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Moving to NZ was once attractive when it was freer. But if these rich commies today expect any kind of a welcome from the rich commies already entrenched there, they’re going to get a rude surprise. Useless eaters get eaten.

The rule of 3s:
3 minutes w/o air,
3 days w/o water,
3 weeks w/o food,
& you’re dead.