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5/10/21: Big Mac Economics – No Crude No Food

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MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS

Back in March, I did a show called Death By Ketchup. I could not believe the hate that it generated because triggered voters for Biden felt it was an attack on their savior in chief. It was either that or it was some sort of fake news to generate fear to sell food preparations.

I can assure you that it was a show that was a warning of cumulative actions that will eventually create bigger problems in the future.

I also used something that I called Big Mac economics as a way to tell if your dollar is going to buy less in the future.

I related that had an economic teacher who once told me that you can pretty well figure out which way the economy is going by watching the price of movies, Big Macs, and beer.

He said that these items are relatively inexpensive and when you see the prices go up on these rather abundant items you should be ready for high inflation and a struggling economy.

The Big Mac is like a microcosm and it’s price always shifts in the supply and demand for money.

The metaphor has always stuck with me and it was just weeks later that there was some sort of conspiracy theory surrounding President Boden and that he was going to limit our meat consumption.

They called it the Hamburglar conspiracy.The Hamburglar Conspiracy – Joel Green

When I woke up this morning and read the news, I about choked on my coffee as i could not hold back both my dread and excitement about how sometimes my shows just write themselves.

According to a headline from Business Insider: McDonald’s franchisees are blaming hiring challenges on unemployment benefits and say an ‘inflationary time bomb’ will force them to hike Big Mac prices.Unveiling the Big Mac Minimum Wage Index

Some McDonald’s franchisees say enhanced unemployment benefits are driving a struggle to find and hire workers.

The National Owners Association, an independent group of McDonald’s franchisees, sent a letter to its members on Sunday that blamed hiring challenges on the “perverse effects of the current unemployment benefits.”

The NOA’s board pointed to last week’s dismal job report, which said the US added just 266,000 jobs in April, far short of expectations.

The group said the result would be higher wages and higher menu prices.

Yes, this means that the Big Mac’s price will go up substantially.

Usually if you say out loud that forces beyond your control are out to get you, you get labeled a paranoid nut job or a conspiracy theorists.

But there really isn’t anyone who uses the term conspiracy realist.

Either way being a theorist or realist can either be a curse or a blessing because it means that through experience your awareness is heightened.

If you don’t happen to find yourself among the tinfoil hat-wearing strata of conspiracy theorists waiting in a bunker for aliens to either strike down or save society from the shape shifting lizard people, but are rather contemplating how, the shadow government has taken complete control over society and has pushed us into a time of scarcity, then perhaps we should talk.

I know that most of the time it can sound grim but preparedness is only peddled for the worse of times — it is never for the best of times.

The old saying goes “you can’t easily put toothpaste back into a tube” and If you release a bunch of cats into a field, it’s very unlikely you’re going to be able to get them all back together into a crate without doing a ton of work. These are the problems associated with entropy and so you should always be prepared for it or have a Plan B.

Many of the political figures whom you believed were serving those who elected them into office, actually serve the interests of a clique of technocrats and billionaires lusting over the deconstruction of western civilization under something called “a Great Reset”.

The future lords of our increase are world elites like Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum who tells us that in the future we will own nothing and we will love it.World Economic Forum 2019: Davos chief Klaus Schwab sends environmental warning in opening address | The National

Unfortunately, his words are beginning to come true and unless we turn this around — the world order will be filled with those who prefer leisure over work –and maybe that is the whole Brave New World that Huxley talked about where we become domesticated animals in the future.

From the beginning of time, we wanted to own something, either a cave, a land, a flock of animals, tools, furniture, a house, etc. Humans wanted to own, like how animals mark the borders of their territory.

Perhaps, this is an instinct we cannot resist. It gives us the feeling of security and stability amidst the volatile, unclear, complex, and ambiguous life characteristics. Owning is like leaning our back to a stone when fighting with an enemy. We avoid our basic fears and create a comfort zone.

However, since the end of the gold standard and the start of a global money printing experiment at a global scale in 1971, while strengthening the USD`s global reserve money status, citizens of the world have become the victims of an endless debt cycle. In this system, you can print more money than the amount of gold and silver in stock, which creates inflation and more debt.

The lands, mortgages, and other financial tools gave you the riches of the old kings and aristocrats but at the expense of stealing your freedom. The current system created economic slavery, a different version of the post-Renaissance slavery that came with the colonization of underdeveloped cultures and nations by the technologically and financially developed countries. The more you buy with debt, the worse and longer slavery is in modern times.

Klaus Schwab’s prediction –or statement about your future pointing to the end of ownership means buying everything with more debt.

Moreover, if everyone will rent everything from homes to furniture, computers to clothes, there will still be some owners of these goods and services. They will surely be the giant corporations that exist today or will be a part of our lives soon.

What if they do not let you rent anymore or increase the prices?

What if you have to sacrifice your freedom to improve your credit history to continue renting?

That new system could quickly end up being a control and manipulation strategy to create a new wave of unconscious slaves who should act like good boys and girls to buy what they want. Is this not like the continuity of the Medieval Age`s feudal system?

Think about this. Would you want that?

In a normal, healthy economy, people have to work to earn money to spend. But that’s not true today. You can just stay at home and the government will send you money.

When you have an economy built on spending printed money, that type of money doesn’t require a lot of actual work.

For a lot of people, the return on being unemployed is far higher than the gains from being employed. So obviously, if you’re an employer and you’ve got to convince somebody to take a job, you’re going to have to pay them a lot more money now given the alternatives that they have. You know, most people prefer leisure to work. And therefore, if the government is paying people to take vacations, well, you’re going to have to pay them a lot more to give up those vacations and come into work.

I was reading Peter Schiff’s Twitter account yesterday and actually linked it on my Facebook page.

He caught a lot of hate when he wrote:

“Americans should be stocking up on nonperishable consumer goods. Foods, cleansers, toiletries, medicines, batteries, etc. as all prices will be at least 10%-20% higher next year. Since there’s no chance prices will be lower, it’s a no-brainer that will likely beat the S&P 500.”

Many of his followers were calling hem a fear monger.

However, the events of the past few days can make you wonder about false flag attacks that are going to mist definitely bring prices higher especially at the gas pump.

When there is less crude — we find that there is less food — or that prices are so high people can’t afford it.

Late Friday, Colonial Pipeline one of the biggest gasoline pipelines in the U.S. shut down operations.

The pipeline was shut down because of a cyber-attack. It is a ransomware attack that threatens to roil energy markets and upend the supply of gas and diesel to the East Coast.

Colonial is a key artery for the eastern half of the U.S. It’s the main source of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for the East Coast with capacity of about 2.5 million barrels a day on its system from Houston as far as North Carolina, and another 900,000 barrels a day to New York.

The attack appeared to use a ransomware group called, DarkSide.

DarkSide ransomware decryptor recovers victims' files for free

Hacking threats to critical infrastructure have been growing, prompting the White House to respond last month with a plan to try to increase the security of utilities and their suppliers. Pipelines are a specific concern because they play a central role in so many parts of the U.S. economy.

The latest attack comes as the nation’s energy industry gears up for summer travel and stronger fuel demand as pandemic economic restrictions are eased. It’s also an unpleasant reminder of how a cyber-attacks can cripple economies and create what the world economic forum calls a Cyber pandemic, or Cyber famine.

CNN reported that DarkSide has ties to Russia.

How predictable, how original, how obviously obvious it is to create a story that fuels imaginations for a false flag in the making.

Although Russian hackers often freelance for the Kremlin, early indications suggest that this was a criminal scheme — not an attack by a nation-state.

A rare emergency declaration from the Department of Transportation had followed on the heels of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, lifting regulations on truck drivers aimed at efforts to mitigate the impact of lack of fuel transport in the coming days. For example, the emergency relaxing of restrictions allows the truckers more overtime hours and drops prior sleep-time regulations.

So given the escalating crisis on growing fears that the Colonial shutdown could last for much longer than initially expected, the Biden administration is now probing the possibility of a state-linked hack, and again all inter-agency eyes are likely on the Kremlin after a relatively new group called “Dark Side” was named by officials on Monday.

DarkSide further described itself as “apolitical” in a statement posted Monday on its website. The group said, “We are apolitical, we do not participate in geopolitics, do not need to tie us with a defined government and look for our motives. Our goal is to make money, and not creating problems for society.

The media however will make sure that the Russiagate phantom will not go away.

Meanwhile, an explosion rocked an oil tanker off the coast of Syria on Sunday, causing a small fire in one of its engines, state media said.

The fire on the ship – off the coast of Syria’s Mediterranean port of Banias – was extinguished by the crew quickly with no casualties, it said.

Local radio station FM Sham said earlier that an explosion had hit a tanker during maintenance work after it had caught fire a few days earlier while offloading its oil cargo.

Banias houses a refinery which, along with another in Homs, covers a significant part of the country’s demand for diesel, heating fuel, gasoline and other petroleum products, according to industry experts.

Syria has grown more dependent on Iranian oil shipments in recent years, but tightening Western sanctions on Iran, Syria and their allies, as well as a foreign currency crunch, have made it more difficult to get enough supply.

Again, the parallels may be seen as miles apart but the impact is the same and the affect at the pump may be felt with the shortages we are facing.

It is a convenient and coincidental perfect storm — for scarcity and upheaval that we already understand is in the cards — cards that are part of a house that is ready to fall.

It looks as if the technocrats are using their knowledge to throw us into pandemonium and a shadow government is acting on their orders to give us all a push into the world order.

When you speak about a shadow government, you have to tread lightly since no one can really pinpoint who is in the background dictating policy. We always tend to think of some noir-type of control, with shadowy figures in smoke-filled rooms meeting somewhere in Switzerland. While the romanticism can entertain the conspiracy-minded, the shadow government conducts its business openly with a few of the same players.

This way there can be meetings behind closed doors to discuss policies and ideas that are quite simply enabling continuity of world government instead of a sovereign government that we believe we are a part of.

It is the argument that overpopulation and excess use of resources is what triggered the pandemic. The technocrats argue that COVID-19 was inevitable because of our wasting and consumption which leads to arguments about from their continued insistence about an ecological crisis that humans have created from carbon emissions to dumping plastic in the oceans, to the disproportionate wealth gap being created by modern U.S. style democratic capitalism—the agenda is obvious and the solution is artificial scarcity in order to create a technocracy with a post scarcity economy based on new and innovative technology, like Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

The aftermath of COVID-19 is ravaging the economy by shutting down businesses of all shapes and sizes, leaving business owners without income and large swathes of the population unemployed.

We are also seeing the collapse of food webs beginning with animal proteins being replaced with lab grown vegetable protein meats and crop yields being reduced due to pestilence and bankrupt farms.

To survive through the pandemic, we are being forced into new ways of living: working and schooling, collaborating and connecting, and trying to be productive remotely using digital tools and the network to tele-commute, have business meetings online and using our smart phones to order delivery from restaurants and stores.

This is the new conditioning process for the post scarcity world – a world where after major hardship and calamity – a new technocracy emerges and reveals technology traps that can be used to eliminate want or neediness or even the need to work for money.

Karl Marx spoke of post scarcity scenarios where capitalism would be forced to collapse under the weight of scarcity.

Marx argued that capitalism, the dynamic of economic growth based on capital accumulation, depends on exploiting the surplus labor of workers but a post-capitalist society would allow for:

The free development of individualities, and hence, not the reduction of necessary labor time so as to posit surplus labor but rather the general reduction of the necessary labor of society to a minimum, which then corresponds to the artistic, scientific etc. development of the individuals in the time set free, and with the means created, for all of them.

Post scarcity promotes technical achievement, leaving it up to the technocrats that promise us a world without want through their view of science.Post scarcity - H+Pedia

Most post scarcity civilizations exist only in the world of science fiction where people no longer produce or labor for money but for the betterment of mankind through the use of advanced technology.

However, this science fiction world is becoming more of a reality as we are being conditioned to act more like machines and rely more on them as well to help us through these crises.

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