(The following column has been authored by non-clinicians.)
Feeling Peckish? Secure Your Food
Have you considered how violence and riots could disrupt America’s food supply chains?
Some of us have.
Let's consider our nation's urban areas.
In 2020, as Chicago streets were impacted by days of riots and violence, a partner in business was asked what his food supply was in his skyscraper apartment?
His answer, "About three hours."
Fortunately, the impending Chicago apocalypse subsided as it did across urban America.
Too few Americans interpreted that time as a giant wakeup call, instead hitting the national snooze button.
When you live in a city, you take your food, water, and energy for granted, just like persons we interact with daily: business partners, etc.
In America, all these things are dependable and immediately attainable.
Convenience in the form of smart packaging, and the push-button ability to cook what's in those packages have made us complacent and spoiled.
Take it to the bank, provided yours is still solvent, every element of America’s food security is stressed to the maximum.
To get to today’s impending food crisis, let’s remember that just a few giant mega-companies in league with lobbyists and the FDA have crept along, for decades, slowly replacing basic ingredients with arguably less-than-wholesome ingredients.
A good example would be the late 1970s when cane sugar was replaced by high fructose corn syrup. Obesity rates paralleled the exponential rise of its use.
Too big to fail food companies have created a world where pre-inflation grocery stores offered tons of cheap options. Thus, an argument can be made that nutritional value is well on the decline.
Blast forward to today!
The not-so-friendly, global elites and climate change disciples have decided that producing healthy, natural food could kill us.
Meanwhile, World Economic Forum member, Dennis Meadows pro-depopulation is calling for an 86% reduction in the world’s population.
You cannot make this stuff up.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) message is that fertilizers to flatulence (aka cow flatulence) in farming could heat the earth and flood all those coastal mansions the private jet owners love so dearly. (Additional background/other arguments: here and here.)
However, this, in our opinion, is absurd.
We see right through the limousine liberals' push to promote bug protein.
Quick aside, according to the great literary book, "Everyone Poops," by Taro Gomi, even bugs generate waste. (See: #BugLife (Instagram)
For Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, and climate savant John Kerry, it would be far better if you ate bugs and chemical facsimiles of food rather than the real deal.
Please don’t think for a second that they will ingest one ounce less of their favorite wagyu tenderloin. Starvation is on the table, only for peasants.
In case you think they aren’t serious, go ask one of the thousands of Dutch farmers who are losing their generational lands to the sitting Dutch Prime Minister and World Economic Forum (WEF) star pupil Marc Rutte.
The Netherlands is or at least was the No. 2 exporter of agricultural products.
Climate Czar John Kerry confessed that he sees U.S. agriculture as a huge impediment to his carbon dreams.
Here at home, inflation is challenging the economic viability of the grocery store, thousands have closed since 2020.
Families must stretch the dollar, buying cheaper, toxically charged offerings while passing on quality.
Add in potential MRNA being pushed for meats and veggies, H5N1 condemning over 58 million chickens, stressed transportation systems and the grain depletion since the Russian-Ukraine war makes this a perfect storm for a U.S. food security crisis.
What happens when a system we all believed in and relied on fails?
Think, act, and grow locally.
America’s farmers are sounding the clarion call from the fields.
Is Congress receiving that message?
As you drive across America this summer, look at the rolling hills, verdant green fields and know that any American famine or food crisis is manufactured. Our nation has everything we need to not just survive, but thrive.
America’s heartland and home gardens are enough to feed all our people.
Leaders in agriculture like Jim Gale of Food Forest Abundance are energetically urging us to embrace permaculture and turn our neighborhoods into food forests.
In the Northwest, Chris Stephens, and the team at Uncle Dan’s have shown for 57 years how you can make clean food at scale, competing with toxins on the same shelves as the megacompanies.
Former ICU nurse, Joni Kindwall-Moore of Snacktivist is driven to offer farm-to-table nutrition that you can feed your kids without fear of "What’s in that box?"
Once again, America’s entrepreneurs and innovators have a solution — that is rooted (pun intended) in our communities.
We know several scientists in agriculture and physics on the cusp of commercializing game changers to increase yields, drop methane, and make efficient use of resources without poison.
For now, the potential for a food security crisis at the hands of the elites is real. Starvation is on the table.
It is time to align with values that promote independence and self-reliance, not the Bill Gates bug smorgasbord.
Create a root cellar.
Create a root cellar.
Learn how to can and freeze-dry food.
And definitely look at what you can do to create a parallel food system for you and your family.
Food equals freedom according to Jim Gale — and he's right.
Let’s grow our food and our freedoms!
Brig. Gen. Blaine Holt (retired) is a co-founder of Restore Liberty, a former deputy representative to NATO, a lifetime member on the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Newsmax contributor. The views presented are those of the author and do not represent the views of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or its components. Read Gen. Holt's reports — More Here.
Tamara Colbert, M.A., APR is the principal at Oh, Sweet Liberty! PR, and PRSA Dallas Chapter Board Member. The views presented are those of the co-author and do not represent those of any organization.
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