I had not intended to write this blog post article. The last time I gave this warning, in January and February of 2020, way before mask requirements, quarantines, and shortages of toilet paper and hand-sanitizer, nobody listened to me. https://dickinson58601.com/2020/01/30/north-dakotans-need-to-begin-worrying-about-the-coronavirus/
It is irritating and frustrating to give a warning like this, well in advance, to clearly and thoroughly explain the reasons why, give some independent sources of evidence, and people are too stupid and lazy to read, understand, and take the advice. I have already explained this personally to a few people that I know who took this advice. They and I have almost completed our shopping. We have already bought most of what we will need. Maybe this blog post article will help at least one more person.
I spend a great deal of time reading, watching, and looking at news stories from all over the World. I don’t necessarily believe or discount any particular news story, I either find or wait for other sources for confirmation. Sometimes an abundance of claims is more evidence of a lie than the truth, but other times a large volume of information paints a complete picture, which is the case regarding a shortage of consumer goods beginning in September 2021.
The shortage of consumer goods that I am going to try to explain, appears to be the result of a combination of three to four elements, one of which is probably a deliberate attempt to manipulate the economy to cause the majority of the U.S. population to face severe hardship not seen since the Great Depression. I don’t know if this manipulation of the economy is intended to embarrass the Biden Administration, bring about more Federal Government intervention and control, cause the majority of Americans to lose their assets to the very few wealthy elite, or create such World-wide chaos that it makes a new One World Government more feasible.
The deliberate manipulation of the economy that I am speaking of, to give a few examples, it could be the attempt to talk about or enforce “lock-downs”, travel restrictions, public event restrictions, public gathering restrictions, and quarantines which devastate sectors of the economy such as tourism, professional sports events, entertainment events, travel, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, theme parks, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their employment, and worsen the economy overall.
The deliberate manipulation of the economy could be the price of fuel steadily rising without any real physical underlying cause, other than the “markets”. In North Dakota, President Biden cancelled the Trans Canada Keystone XL pipeline and interfered with several other oil pipelines already in operation. This hasn’t affected the supply of oil yet, however this will affect the supply of oil in the future. This steadily rising price of fuel that is happening right now appears to be a kind of “revenge” in the “markets” against President Joe Biden and the people who voted for Joe Biden.
The deliberate manipulation of the economy could be the unemployment subsidies that were paid to people who lost their employment during the Covid-19 pandemic, but made it undesirable for these people to return to work when they were needed to begin work and production again. Or, it could have been the suspension/postponement of rent/mortgages for people during the Covid-19 pandemic which will not only result in hundreds of thousands of people being evicted and becoming homeless soon, the rent/mortgage forbearance and unemployment subsidies helped people to not come back to work when they were needed for production and distribution.
The other key elements which will cause there to be a great shortage of consumer goods beginning in September 2021, are resource supply problems, production problems, and distribution problems. Before I explain the supply, production, and distribution problems, I had probably better let the reader know why they should care, pay attention, or be concerned.
Here is The Reason To Be Concerned: Large chain store managers, and commercial truck drivers across the U.S. have reported that the central distribution warehouses are either completely empty or almost completely empty. The warehouse managers and chain store managers have been told that re-supply is not coming, they don’t know when it will come, but when it does, it will be in much smaller amounts. Many commercial truck drivers have reported that regularly scheduled pick ups have been cancelled, because there is nothing to pick up.
U.S. military officers have been told to buy their emergency supplies for their families now, do not wait. Large chain store managers and small store managers have begun telling their families and friends to buy everything they need now, do not wait, the distribution warehouses are empty, there will not be a normal re-supply of stores beginning in September 2021.
Due to flooding and drought in various areas of the World, and due to a shortage of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a smaller harvest World-wide. Besides food crops and livestock harvest being smaller, the mining of all raw materials including minerals, coal, oil, wood, has been smaller.
With a smaller harvest of raw materials like farm crops, livestock, minerals, coal, oil, wood, there has been a decrease in the amount of finished industrial and consumer goods. But also, there is a Covid-19 related worker shortage going on in the production of finished industrial and consumer goods. The price of everything has gone up, food, lumber, tires, gasoline prices being more noticeable.
Besides the resource supply problem, production problems which are supply and Covid-19 related, there are distribution problems which are Covid-19 related. It has been pointed out, that during the last 20-30 years, the supply/distribution system in the U.S. has been a just-in-time method. Meaning, raw material supplies to manufacturers, finished products from manufacturers to warehouses, and shipping from warehouses to retail stores, involved transporting just enough material to meet demand for the next several days to one week time period.
With the just-in-time supply/distribution system in the U.S., with no large amount of excess material at a manufacturer, warehouse, or retail store, if something in that chain gets used up and there is no re-supply, there is an almost immediate shortage. What is believed to have taken place, is that due to a Covid-19 related worker shortage in the supply/distribution system, the quantities of materials in the system were dwindling steadily, and now it has come to a crisis because the large central distribution warehouses are empty.
To provide the reader with some supporting information, and perhaps an even better explanation, here are three good YouTube videos to watch, Please Read The Viewer Comments beneath each video:
From reading this blog post article, watching these YouTube videos, plus doing your own research, I hope that the readers will realize that food and supply shortages will happen beginning in September 2021.
For readers who are not familiar with what supplies they should stock up on, here is a partial list of recommendations:
Canned food like soups, chili, spaghetti & meatballs, beans, corn, carrots, peas, peaches, pears, pineapple, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit; Boxes of rice, pasta, ramen noodles; Powdered drink mixes like tea, lemonade, gator aide; Bottled individual water, larger gallon bottles, and bulk water that you keep in five gallon water jugs possibly with added bleach or iodine as a preservative; Canned or bottled fruit juice drinks. Extra pet food.
Hygiene & Cleaning supplies like toilet paper, paper towels, bleach, windex, dish soap, bath soap, laundry soap, hand-sanitizer, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, iodine solution, ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, cortizone cream, skin lotion, shampoo, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bandages, your own personal medications.
Household supplies like batteries, light bulbs, flashlight, candles, matches, duct tape, hatchet, hammer, nails; Depending on your housing situation, one or more 5-gallon cans of gasoline possibly with Stabil added to preserve it longer.
One or more firearms with extra ammunition. If you are inexperienced with firearms, or you are a female who is reluctant to own a firearm, I would recommend a Ruger 10-22 rifle, which is probably the most common rifle sold in the U.S. Ruger 10-22 rifles are usually sold at any gun store or Walmart, they are inexpensive, very reliable, easy to use, make the least amount of noise, have the least amount of recoil, and ammunition is available and inexpensive.