German Factory owners have halted production as gas prices soar: CREDIT: REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
The news is bleak. Before you read this essay, take a few breaths and realize that no matter how bad things get on the outside, we can remain firm on the inside, work with our loved ones, and steel ourselves against adversity. Love is the most excellent medicine, so cultivate it; you need it. In a world that has not learned the lessons of love and listening, we must be as loving as possible to those around us.
A cataclysm of gloom is set to sink Europe and Britain though the entire world is threatened. The energy crisis across the world has taken a turn for the worse and is now set to impact nearly every corner of the global economy. Supply remains scarce and expensive, triggering knock-on effects throughout many industries already dealing with soaring inflation. I wonder how many people realize how deadly serious this all is.
Soaring food, energy, and shelter inflation have led to a new era of civil unrest worldwide. Pockets of unrest have been observed in Sri Lanka, Peru, Kenya, Ecuador, Iran, and Europe. Moreover, new research forecasts a broader wave of discontent is just ahead. Meaning the real trouble is just getting started. With the energy crisis comes a food crisis, and even as soon as this winter, it will not be easy to stay warm and nourished. Indeed, eating and staying warm will cost too much, throwing entire populations into despair.
It is feared in Europe that a cold autumn will eat into
gas supplies before winter proper has even kicked in,
and this coming winter is on course to be a brutal one.
Simultaneous and dramatic price increases for energy and food are part of a ballooning cost-of-living crisis worldwide as inflation continues to wrack economies and central banks try to control it through interest rate increases that impede growth and threaten to plunge the global economy first into a recession, then depression and ultimately into an outright collapse.
Fertilizer, aluminum, copper, and steel
plants are shutting down around the world.
The world is in the process of shutting down. In some places, it has already. However, the rot is starting to plague the heart of the first world, where large and small businesses are faced with closures, bankruptcies, or shutting down until energy prices come down, so it is profitable to operate. Europeans are being warned of ‘unprecedented’ power failures this winter as the energy crisis brings a foreseeable future that will be colder and darker. However, the pain is already arriving ahead of schedule. Soaring energy bills are threatening to put six in 10 British manufacturers out of business, according to a survey that lays bare the extent of the crisis facing the next British prime minister.
The winter of discontent that could bring down governments
began today with a massive demonstration in the Czech capital.
Soaring gas and electricity prices are hitting cafes, restaurants, shops, and salons. Across the U.K., too many are closing their doors in the face of unaffordable costs driven by record inflation, with some reporting tenfold increases in utility bills. “The United Kingdom will have to find an answer to soaring energy bills soon or risk a humanitarian crisis.” German factories are also shutting down as energy costs spiral out of control.
Putin said contracts could be ripped up in the event of price caps and warned
the West risked being frozen like a wolf’s tail in a famous Russian fairy tale.
Of course, the problem in Germany and the E.U. could be easily solved if Germany would approve Nord Stream 2 and remove its sanctions against Russia. Then they would have all the cheap natural gas needed for electricity, industry, farming, and heating homes. But no, politicians would rather have their citizens freeze to death this winter and have half their industries shut down. The same attitude led to the war between Russia and Ukraine (and the rest of the west). There did not need to be a war. People did not want war, but politicians did.
On the last day of August, one of Wall Street’s best bubble spotters says we’re still in the middle of a ‘superbubble’ that hasn’t popped yet but will soon. But first, there still is “some extra money printing, and people will be optimistic for a while. There is no money anymore because the printed money will make zero difference. There will be nothing that will drive the world forward. The world will see a collapse that it has never seen before, and there is no remedy. They are not going to be able to do anything. Adding new debt to pay the old debt is not a great solution. I don’t think there will be any orderly reset at all. At some point, there will be an implosion of the system. There has to be. You have to remember that when the debt collapses, all the assets supported by this debt will collapse. You will have an implosion of values,” writes financial and precious metals expert Egon von Greyerz.
The war on farmers is only just getting started.
It’s happening everywhere now. Housing markets are cratering. Electricity bills are skyrocketing (along with so many other sectors), further pushing people and economies into collapse. And now Europe’s largest nuclear plant is threatened. “Disturbing economic, political, and social trends are already in motion and accelerating at breathtaking speed. But, most troubling of all, they cannot be stopped. The risks ahead are too big and dangerous to ignore,” writes Chris MacIntosh.
If one of the doomsday scenarios preppers fear happens, even if it’s a national event, the effects will hit some places sooner and harder than others. Some areas will collapse immediately, and things there could get terrible quickly. Other countries will hold up better, and even if they entirely collapse, the process will be slower, giving people time to prepare, adapt and survive. The ideal solution is to move to a more rural state where collapse will be slower and less violent, giving you time to adjust to the new normal. The Great Plains states are a good choice – large, sparsely populated, and heavily agricultural. It’s easy to be self-sufficient there, and you’re far from the chaos that will erupt when America’s helpless cities start to starve.
It’s All On Purpose
Choice words from the Burning Platform:
“Global warming, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine — these are all manufactured crises imposed on a docile public–a public instructed to trust the experts on any given topic
The agenda is to tear down our modern civilization and replace it with a totalitarian techno-gulag where you will be electronically monitored, disarmed, own nothing, be judged by social credit score, live in fear, and be happy – or else.
I have tried to avoid thinking about the reality of what is likely to happen over the next five to ten years as this crisis turns from rhetoric and debate to violence and death.
Everything Biden and his Obama handlers have done since his installation as president in the rigged 2020 election have been designed to sow discord, create chaos, and tear apart the fabric of this country. Of course, authoritarian despots always accuse the opposition of crimes they are guilty of having committed.
What ails this country and the world is too much debt, too much corruption, too much materialism, too many lies, too much propaganda, too much delusion, too much stupidity, too much evil, and absolutely no solutions put forth which are capable of saving us from the course we chose decades ago.
We are hurtling towards an abyss, and there is no way of voting ourselves out of it.”
The elites view us as an industrial resource, not peer citizens.
World Economic Forum Futurist: ‘We Just
Don’t Need the Vast Majority of the Population.’