Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Store Owner goes Kulak.

Some Kulaks destroyed their own farms and slaughtered their animals rather than surrender them to the collective farms.

Stock up on food. At some point, this collectivization of all Western economies may lead to starvation. People living in cities who have no means to grow their own food will be the worst off.

What we can see happening today is a rough outline, in the more modern form of government/corporate cronyism, of the collectivism that occurred in the Soviet Union under Stalin.

Small businesses are being destroyed en masse, while giant corporations are reaping in profits hand over fist.

Former small business owners, and their employees, will have no choice but to join the modern version of the collective farms to survive on minimum wages.

Those collecting CERB will eventually be cut off, either because there will be no more money, or because central bank money printing will eventually result in catastrophic prise increases for all goods and services, and the $2 Gs per month in CERB won't buy a cup of coffee.

All of this will be triggered by the psychotic response to a virus that is comparable to a serious seasonal flu. When the true cost finally hits, it will be like a tsunami.

The screaming Karens will WISH they had just minded their own business instead of demanding that everyone else modify their behavior to protect them from risk.

This didn't just happen. All of the pieces were in place before Wuhan hit. Wuhan was just the glue that puts all of the pieces neatly into place.

The death toll from the ideological virus of collectivism will be at least several orders of magnitude larger than the toll from COVID-19.

That means BILLIONS.

There is still time to turn it all around, but I doubt that will happen. Liberalism was once synonymous with libertarianism, but it mutated. And mutated. And mutated, until it came to become synonymous with communism, the exact opposite of its original meaning. And it is unquestionably the idea that has the mind of the world in its grip, like a steel trap. It is the most powerful belief system in the world. It dwarfs all religions. It permeates the mass mind of humanity. It may never go away.

Or it might, but that would require near extinction of the human species to the point that the survivors exist in isolation. Government mandates won't be needed. Communication will revert to drumbeats and smoke signals.

Because of the fact that the boomers managed to avoid the horrors and deprivations of the first half of the twentieth century and are less likely to have to endure the horrors to come, I think it can be said that we WERE the luckiest generation in history. Communism was still widely perceived as the enemy.

"Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times." -- ― G. Michael Hopf

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." -- Ayn Rand

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