It’s nice that most of us can now buy food again while showing our faces, again. But the past going-on-two-years ought to have taught us what could happen again.
It is Memorial Day weekend and the official beginning of summer. But fall – and winter – are only four months away from now. What will happen then, if a “new variant” of the ‘Rona appears? And those who’ve been Jabbed begin to get sick and even die from it – their Jab having rendered them as vulnerable to the “new variants” as emphysematic 80-year-olds were to the Original ‘Rona?
This could happen.
We know what happened, at any rate. All it took was “the cases! the cases!” – of hugely sketchy positive tests, breathlessly “reported” every 15 minutes – to cause a wave of health paranoia to sweep across the country that made the ’50s-era Red Scare seem like the nothingburger it was in comparison. People got blackisted – but no one was locked down. Weird obedience rituals were not imposed as the condition of being allowed to enter stores to buy food.
That just happened – and thus, it could happen again. What was once unthinkable – in a country full of people who like to imagine they are “free” – became mandated upon almost the entire population.
It would be wise to keep that in mind – and to get ready.
One way being to arrange it so that food is available without needing to enter a store – or even to leave your driveway. Gardens – and chickens. Plus some ducks. Now you’re in business!
And not going hungry.
The eggs keep coming. If you have a small flock of 10 or so birds, you should get about a dozen eggs every day. That’s enough high-quality protein for several people every day. The eggs can be eaten solo – scrambled, over easy or hard-boiled – or they can be mixed with rice and other staples to create a hearty meal for a whole family.
And if you have a rooster to go with your girls (and a drake to go with your ducks) you will have more than just eggs. You will have eggs that become new chickens (and ducks and drakes).
Chicks and ducklings grow to harvest weight in just a couple of months and if you let your original girls hatch out two or three clutches of eggs, you will have meat in the freezer for months.
And it’s an ongoing, self-sustaining cycle – one almost completely disconnected from the creepy centralized/corporatized external world that acts in lockstep and can “lockdown” your life almost overnight and – as experience has shown us – at its whim.
Almost is italicized because birds require food – and shelter. The shelter requires building materials, which generally requires going to a store such as Lowes or Home Depot and these could just as easily close again as they have opened again. Or close their doors to those who’ve not been Jabbed.
So it’s a good idea to get the supplies you need now – while you still can. And while you can still afford them, which you may not be able to a few months from now, if America goes Venezuela – which is also not something unthinkable any longer or even unlikely. Uncle Joe has proposed doubling federal spending and that money will have to come from somewhere, as by being created out of thin air and then injected into the economy, with the usual “adverse events” caused thereby.
Same goes for food – for the birds – which you’ll also need come winter. In summer, you can let the birds eat for free – grass and bugs, their natural food. It’s good for them and for you, because the eggs (and birds) are healthier and they also propagate for everyone’s favorite price . . . free!
But you’ll need to have some pellets on hand for when the grass doesn’t grow and the bugs are absent. Buying those bags now so you’ll have them on hand for later is also probably a very good idea.
Arguably, the best idea – the best thing to come out of this manufactured fiasco – is decentralization. Getting a backyard flock is just one example. Home-schooling your kids is another. More people than ever are doing both – so as to disconnect from the centralized/corporatized Nexus that has both its hands around our throats. The less dependent we are upon it for the necessities, the looser its grip. If we manage to become independent, it loses its grip entirely.
Americans were once a fiercely independent people, who relied on themselves, their families, their own networks of friends and allies and so were free of the yoke that has been draped over the necks of so many modern Americans.
They can be independent again. All they have to do is shake off the yoke.
Maybe by this coming Fourth of July, they’ll have something to celebrate again.
Yankee doodle dandee… and cock-a-doodle-do!
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