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Originally posted by Hazelnut
I don't believe there is increased demand to support the increase in prices nor do I believe that the refineries are the problem. People are losing their jobs by the millions in this country, money is getting tighter and tighter and we are spending less on frivolous expenditures. Groceries, home improvement and survival are all doing extraordinarily well.
Connect the real dots to see the complete picture. There will be deliberate increased pressure put squarely upon every single aspect of our lives until we either break or fight back.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was best picture of the year, gas was 57¢ a gallon and a loaf of bread cost 28¢. Laverne & Shirley started their eight-year run on TV and Gunsmoke went off the air after nineteen years; kids were playing with Wizard of Oz Mego dolls, Hugo: Man of a Thousand Faces and the Game of Jaws; and folks were reading The Great War and Modern Memory, Ragtime, and A Dance to the Music of Time. That same week, the US decides that John Lennon won’t be deported due to UK pot conviction.