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CoViD is this generation's World War

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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:02 PM
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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 else.

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.




posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: Graysen

Yeah, taking things for granted and an over-dependence on computer-based technology has cost us in originality and independent thinking.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: Graysen

Special delivery



My wife's most adored guitarist.
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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:22 PM
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The solution has always been to limit what people buy and take. So everyone can have.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:25 PM
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Do you know what the scary thing in the west will be ?

When those without recources start using their legal guns to kill people and take recources from the hoarders who buyed the entire store leaving nothing behind, who in return will kill the ones invading because sharing is for the weak.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:28 PM
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The war wasn't won because people bonded with each other and prevailed.

The war was won because people killed other people more efficiently.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: ZeroFurrbone
The war wasn't won because people bonded with each other and prevailed.

The war was won because people killed other people more efficiently.


True. The US army killed something like 14 combat germans for every US soldier who lost his life. But that week of combat that caused the deaths was after months of US bombing of German railways, bridges and power plants. So that after D-Day the German soldier, usually either too young or too old to be anything but reserve troops, was living on 1400 calories a day.

You know how the germans got so many people to be compliant on their way to the death camps?

They lowered their caloric intake to less than 1000 cal a day



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: Graysen

70-85 million people died during WW2 under the threat of global tyranny.

Now people are sitting on their asses hoarding TP.

Not even the same galaxy.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: Graysen

70-85 million people died during WW2 under the threat of global tyranny.

Now people are sitting on their asses hoarding TP.

Not even the same galaxy.


True enough. This struggle isn't starting out the way that one finished.

That one started out with France and England declaring war on Germany in September 1939. And then basically doing nothing land-combat-wise until France was invaded in May 1940.

My goal wasn't to trivialize that conflict.

Just trying to point out that this one shows some signs of leading to the deaths of millions. Maybe it won't. But then, we won't know for months if it is (or not).

If there are food shortages this fall, your own personal situation will be largely affected by whether you started doing something about it NOW. Something more than hoarding toilet paper. If you want green beans and potatoes in the fall, you'd need to be planting them now.

that whole grasshopper and the ant thing.

Most of the commercial bread in the south and west US is actually made in factories in Mexico (Bimbo foods, S.A.). So not only are we dependent on US distribution networks, we are also dependent on Mexico's response to the virus.

But hey, maybe it'll all work out fine.
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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:50 PM
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And people are still trying to buy all the toilet paper




posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 02:53 PM
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In my job, young and healthy people scare so much that they're not coming to work.

I found myself fighting their war. I'm 55 and almost the last man standing.

All glory to God, who is protecting these old bones.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 03:22 PM
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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 04:46 PM
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I wonder what happened about the conspiracies about the so-called "doomsday bunkers" for the elites by the Denver airport and other places?

I mean they have decontamination showers apparently, but I guess those would help little if one of your biggest high risk groups are people like Prince Charles and other jet-setting elites, or their close milieu.

So they built these bunkers, which through their own nonsensical and hypocritical global jet-setting (while the plebs should think about global warming), woke "open border" stupidity and Champagne socialism (gee thanks, Chinese Communist Party) are now virtually useless.

Unless those are not the "real elites", but just a delusional front of pampered (if they toe the line), but expendable idiots.
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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 05:01 PM
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I haven't had to worry about succumbing to the temptation of dropping 10 mil or so to live next to the Denver International Airport(!)

I figure those things are a lot like a time-share in a condo in Mexico; you discover that the guy who was supposed to be the caretaker has moved in, in the meantime, and had the locks changed.

I have been improving my readiness for decades. I realized that having a bunch of supplies or technology wasn't near as useful as controlling "the flow" of various systems.

A coop full of productive hens beats the crap out of a pile canned ravioli. A garden counts for more than a shelf of MREs. A well is far more valuable than a couple of flats of bottled water. you get the idea. I do have the mres and the flats of water btw. I just won't have to use them unless things veer off in an unexpected direction. like me going somewhere else.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

my keyboard is apparently equipped with a bump-stock. sorry for the double post.
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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 05:14 PM
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Really?

WWII?

The association from Covid-19 to WWII is so outrageous, that blood LITERALLY shot from my left eye onto the computer screen and I had to wipe it clear before I could reply.

Good GOD!

I'm now frightened for the future if anything REALLY tough comes our way.

From someone's future memoirs,

Chapter 2 of WW-Covid, the day I got a paper cut. . . . . . . . .



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 05:27 PM
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Chapter 3.

The day I ran out of toilet paper. It was my Iwo Jima.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 06:01 PM
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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

*salutes*

'Merka!



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 07:17 PM
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OK so, I stand corrected.

This will be over by Monday afternoon.

Like, just a hangover.

And we'll all be back to work by Tuesday morning. Check.



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