Saturday, August 9, 2014
Hyperinflation and Food Deliveries
I don't think anyone can deny the inflation we been seeing anymore. OK, I don't think anyone outside of the government and the die hard Obummer supporters can deny the food inflation we been seeing. Yet if the conditions hit just right we haven't seen nothing yet.
The recent Russian counter sanctions along with everyone jumping on the band wagon to shed the dollar for energy transactions are creating the perfect conditions for US dollars to come streaming back into the states. This has always been the accepted catalyst for starting hyperinflation by most economist. As long as those dollars stay out in foreign hands we remain relatively safe from it here as the current lopsided wealth distribution keeps the middle and lower classes poor and therefore inflation in relative check.
This time around it appears to be working better for goods other than food and fuel so there obviously is a flaw in their plan.
One aspect of the decline from the edges that many fail to take into account is just what the bloated government sees as important and what it doesn't. Many of us claim the cities will explode when the EBT cards stop working and the food runs out. I certainly agree with this prediction but that mostly becomes an issue if we suffer a sudden and quick collapse.
The question is what happens if it is merely another step down in the chain of the long slow collapse we been experiencing? If the government, especially this current government, has to begin delivering emergency food supplies where do you think they are going to send those supplies? To the cities or to your remote homestead?
I think the answer to that is pretty obvious.
The second and more important question then is how long will said government leave the rural areas out to fend for themselves?
I am quite sure FEMA or whatever Federal agency is in charge will be more than happy to take those starving rural folks in and place them in a local refugee camp. I am sure they will be announcing these regional camp locations on every radio frequency and be delighted when you show up. They will hand you a blanket, airline pillow, flip flops, a tin cup and a plate with a ration card. Men to dormitory 18, Women to dormitory 33.
So perhaps you are saying you won't go. You have supplies you will stay where you are at. That's the best plan I think and more power to you. Yet keep in mind as the collapse happens from the edges and falls inward as a rural holdout your collapse scenario begins right then and there. The day the deliveries stop to rural stores and markets. It maybe months or years before the cities who are receiving the preferential treatment in food deliveries begin to have serious issues. All the while you can go get more supplies of course but once you enter you cannot leave.
How long could our government keep such an action going? How long can they keep turning FIAT cash into foreign food shipments and bartering the military for food? Months? Years? All the while unless you are producing at least some of your own food you are limited to eating your stored supplies.
And then what?
I can assure you our government will attempt to pacify the cities and abandon the smaller towns and rural areas long before a full on collapse happens. Unless some Blackswan event causes an immediate crash this long grinding slow decline will continue and it will hit the edges first as it has been doing all along.
Unless you can produce your own food you are on a time line pure and simple. If you are in a rural area, as you should be, your time line for collapse will start long before the real fireworks begin.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!