As brought out back in July here: Time to Buy the Farm the time to own a farm has come. Events transpiring in the US [and elsewhere] not only could, but most likely will, lead to a demand for food that Americans have not witnessed before.
“An estimated 40,000 people came to a Weld County farm Saturday – [November 22] – to collect free potatoes, carrots and leeks.”
The Miller family of Colorado expected about 5,000 – 10,000 people to show up for the free “gleanings,” but an estimated 40,000 people arrived – starting in the dark at 6 a.m. – for the free vegetables. Down on the Farm
But also, another sign of things to come was evident the previous week in nearby Denver:
…….. thieves broke into freezers owned by the Park Hill Grandparents Organization and stole Thanksgiving trimmings — including more than a dozen frozen turkeys — set to be donated.
Fortunately, no one was in the Park Hill Grandparents Organization building when the turkey thieves broke in. Had there been, perhaps some grandparents may have have been hurt. When people are hungry, there is no telling what they will do.
Americans haven’t seen hunger – real hunger – yet. Methinks that inexperience will soon change and when it does, not only will the hungry not wait for nice people like the Millers to invite them for the gleanings, but bad people like those who stole those soon to be donated turkeys won’t wait for an invitation to steal food from those who have and won’t necessarily wait until the home is empty.
The fact that crime will rise in the lean years ahead has not been lost on the hundreds of thousands who have been stocking up on weapons and ammunition.
Gun sale boom follows Obama’s win
I think people have some fear of the unknown.
Another reason sales are up is that some fear a sour economy will increase crime.
Two stories that have been getting lots of post-presidential election play are the bad economy and, despite the bad economy, skyrocketing gun sales.
Two things you might want to make sure you have access to – food for your family and the means to protect not only your food, but yourself as well. There is no telling what hungry people will do.