posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:02 PM
I think a lot of things about western civilization started to change in March of 2020.
Since 1945, things have been quite wonderful in the West. We've had unbelievable technological innovation, economic expansion, and a flourishing
culture like nothing in human history [insert Hendrix playing star spangled banner at Woodstock HERE]
But this generation's government has forgotten how we won world war 2.
Recycling strategic materials (rubber, steel, brass, tin)
ration books to ensure that no one starved
war bonds, to finance victory, and also soak up available money, to keep black markets from flourishing.
unified information/propaganda effort so that the average person knew that he and/or she was "in this, to the finish!"
We have the biggest threat to our society--our lives--since world war 2.
Where are my war bonds?
Why aren't my wife and daughters rolling bandages (or nowadays sterilizing masks) for the troops on the front-line (doctors and nurses in ICUs?)
Why are my kids having to help me garden without any direction from the government?
Basically, "making your own" is the stage that comes after panic hoarding.
As I type this, I'm baking bread. We haven't seen any bread at the grocery in almost a week. So I've divided the last of the yeast into 2 batch:
one to make honey whole wheat bread (with the last of 2019s honey harvest) and the other part to start a sourdough "mother."
If everyone in my area was taking responsibility for making bread and sharing it with neighbors, the grocery trucks could have room for something
And on a darker note.
Most people my age and younger (post-vietnam) have never seen an empty grocery aisle unless it was before a snowstorm. So this needs saying:
If there are blank spots on the shelves near you, basically 2 weeks into this deal, what plans do you have for reacting to your governor hinting that
"shelter in place" will still be going on when schools start up again in September????
If there are minor food shortages now....
There's a reason I've changed my avatar to world war two posters: Covid is this generation's World War.