posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 04:18 PM
I love this web site & like many of you check it often, mostly for entertainment, but occasionally to get the news. This is by far one of the most
important post and critical issue we all face in the USA right now (including the health care crisis where nearly 50,000,000 have no insurance, and of
those who are insured it's not adequate--someone needs to start a thread on this one and how insurance companies are ripping off people and using
outright deception and fraud to sell bogus or non adequate policies).
One reason that economic collapse will effect us much more severely as a nation this time around compared to the one in the 30's with the Hoover
Republicans et.al. is that back then approximately 80% of the population lived in rural settings where they had ready access to means of self
sustainability (milk from the cow, eggs from the hen, ham from the pig, and corn from the garden etc...). Today 80%, or so, now live in metropolitan
areas, and according to a FEMA representative I spoke with (that was about 7 years ago or so) on average in America, there is only a 3 day food
supply, and this includes what is in everyone's fridge, and cupboards, including what is on the store shelves at your local grocer...3 DAYS!!!
Average would also include those who live in country, so if you only look at the city dwellers, it's even more dismal. My point being, in a very
short time, if the system breaks down, we have chaos. Look at Katrina and the awful (bush alcoholic & coke head mentality of a day late and a dollar
short) response we saw there and we might get some idea of how long it will take to get all the soup kitchens up and running to relieve the hunger.
The scary thing is that so many people will spend all their precious time praying to their dead gods to intervene rather than planing ahead and
getting in and helping their fellow human beings. We ought to begin planning now for a time where we won't be driving nearly as much if at all,
where we will be growing some of our own food in our back yards. Where we will be needing some alternative form of power generation because we may
not be able to stay connected to the grid and/or the grid may not even be operational in some areas. Also ability to guard our residencies against
attack by the scores of hungry who will be roaming in search of something to eat. However, we put into place the needed resources and programs now we
might not need that protection because the problem wouldn't be there.
Is anyone in governments who is running for election even talking about these things? Would anyone even want to hear it?
I think the big mistake this nation made was in naming that big body of water that cuts down through the mid section the Great Mississippi, when we
all know it's really de-nile.....(drum beat) Seriously though, try bringing this topic up to someone next time your at a bar, coffee shop or waiting
for a flight, and watch how their eyes kind of gloss over as though they are in a hypnotic stupor...then they fade away having lost all interest in
what you were talking about entirely...if they don't just get up and walk away, they will most likely say something like "yeah, yeah..." and then
just politely change the subject.
We have to change the minds of these poor victims of the cult called American consumer culture, and get people to see reality. PEOPLE NEED TO BE
TALKING ABOUT THIS NOW, not tomorrow, but RIGHT NOW! This is very serious imho.