Saturday, July 10, 2010
I did a bulk buy today and topped off a lot of long-term staples : peanut butter, salmon, sardines, crackers, self-raising flour, instant mash.
I was amazed at how far prices have gone up in the past six months alone. It was staggering. Luckily there are a lot of these bulk foods still produced right here on Australian soil so the price remains reasonable. I can only imagine what they might have climbed to elsewhere. For example, sugar keeps a comfortable surplus in Australia because of the huge production from Bundaberg.
Something important to grasp about the coming famine is that governments never come out and admit there is a problem until it is so obvious it can no longer be ignored. It's the same for the economy. Nobody wants to be blamed for setting off a psychological panic and later get branded as the guy who started the great depression ... or a run on the banks ... or a panic of food hoarding. Instead, you just get a lot of nervous looks and sweaty brows and then they offer you a story about Lindsay Lohan's sentencing in court. Anything to avoid talking about the real world. Nobody wants to be remembered as the guy who tossed the cigarette butt into the dynamite dump and got blamed for the inevitable explosion that followed, so they just keep smoking and pretending to talk about other topics.
It's the same when they ask Alan Greenspan about the economy he helped destroy or Al Gore about the coming Ice Age. They are going to mumble under their breaths and dodge the issue altogether.
Meanwhile .... food is climbing in price by the month, week in and week out. Sooner or later, it is going to get so ludicrous that somebody will have to admit we've got what looks like a real shortage on our hands. That's not supposed to happen in Smurf World, the globalist utopia. Unfortunately, we don't live in that world.