The Sounds Of Silence

The deafening sounds of collapse are all around right now. You can’t hear it however, unless you happening to be listening.

Another silence is coming — and some of you will notice this too. Blogs and news sources will begin to silence themselves, partly out of necessity and partly out of fear. Time will be needed for the owners of these sites to be working on their own plans and preparations. You can’t blame them for that.

Here are my own sounds of silence:

I am having severe Internet problems and am being forced to use slow dial up often. Callers that cannot get through should email.

Nobody send me any graphic images or large files either. Dial up here is only 21k, it’s very bad. Just send a link with the title, please. I will look at it.

To customers with questions: please limit your questions to specifics. I’m receiving over 200 email messages a day. Vague questions are nearly impossible to discern and I no longer have the time for it. The website contains a ton of information to help you figure things out — please read it.

Many of you have sent me links, I haven’t had any time to put these up, not even right now. I’m sorry, but I told everyone this would happen. Panic is setting in since the mainstream news has finally started telling people how bad it really is. This means we are getting overwhelmed and will soon be too busy to take care of other nice things like this blog.

Our lack of ‘community’ is everywhere. Sites like this will go stagnant as the collapse deepens.

Update: I’ve updated our shipping times page twice in one day (today). As the canneries report in, I’ve had do this. Expect these shipping estimates to change daily now.

If you cannot be patient for your order, please do not order. There is absolutely NOTHING I can do about these delays. I am just as much a victim of these conditions as you are. Readers of this blog were repeatedly warned that this would occur.

I can safely say that a tipping point has now been passed, and this time it’s food. We are all being overwhelmed with orders. Ship times will just get longer and longer, since there is only so many canneries and they can only go so fast and supplies are limited. During Y2K, we hit 10 month wait times, personally I think this will be very dangerous to be forced to wait that long. The stack of orders received at (just) one cannery was over 20 FEET tall and it took nearly 1 1/2 years to get through.

The main stream media has finally broken their long-standing complicit silence about how serious things have become. I caught a little bit of news on the one television station we get here last night. What pisses me off is how they all “triggered” this exposure at the same time, when it’s been going on for a long, long time.

It’s pretty clear they are getting their marching orders from on high and now, this “news” which is really old news, will start a panic. I think we can already see the beginnings of this right now.

Here’s talk of a “recession” (last I heard, the Euro was 1.65) U.S. Jobless Claims Hike Sparks Talk of Recession

I think these people are smokin’ crack or something. A quick check of the Sludgereport shows “Prince Harry Fights On The Frontlines In Afghanistan” as if this is even the slightest bit meaningful. Now this is:  Panic Buying Of Wheat and 1 in 100 Americans Behind Bars.  Few people realize that the wheat market is limited to .60 per day price increase.  Imagine what it would be if there were no daily limits.

Maybe the sound of silence will be your depopulated neighborhood as they cart everyone away. I don’t think this article is entirely accurate though, there were over 2.1 million people in jail last time I checked.
Keep checking back later.


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4 thoughts on “The Sounds Of Silence

  • February 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    On the subject of collapse, I enjoyed this thought provoking post over at Archdruid Report (and don’t miss the recent posts on composting):

    Talking about the rise and fall of a culture in Spenglerâ’s sense, then, isnâ’t a matter of tracing shifts in political or economic arrangements. Itâ’s about the birth, flowering, and death of a distinctive way of grasping the nature of human existence, and everything that unfolds from that – which, in human terms, is just about everything that matters. The Apollinian culture, for example, rose out of the chaotic aftermath of the Minoan-Mycenean collapse with a unique vision of humanity and the world rooted in the experience of the Greek polis, the independent self-governing community in which everything important was decided by social process.

    That, according to Spengler, was also its epitaph. A culture, any culture, embodies a particular range of human possibility, and like everything else, it suffers from the law of diminishing returns. Sooner or later, everything that can be done from within the worldview of a culture – everything religious, philosophical, intellectual, artistic, social, political, you name it – has basically been done, and the culture fossilizes into a civilization. Thereafter the same things get repeated over and over again in endless combinations; disaffected intellectuals no longer capable of creativity settle for mere novelty or, worse still, simple shock value; artistic and intellectual traditions from other cultures get imported to fill the widening void; technology progresses in a kind of mechanical forward lurch until the social structures capable of supporting it fall away from underneath it. Sooner or later, the civilization falls apart, basically, because nobody actually believes in it any more.

    What made this prophecy a live issue in Spenglerâ’s time was that he placed the twilight of Western culture and the beginning of its mummification into Western civilization in the decades right after 1800. Around then, he argued, the vitality of the cultural forms that took shape in western Europe around 1000 began trickling away in earnest. By then, in his view, the Western worldâ’s religions had already begun to mummify into the empty repetition of older forms; its art, music, and literature lost their way in the decades that followed; its political forms launched into the fatal march toward gigantism that leads to empire and, in time, to empireâ’s fall; only its science and technology, like the sciences and technologies of previous cultures, continued blindly on its way, placing ever more gargantuan means in the service of ever more impoverished ends.

  • February 28, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    This book is right on target. “Screwed, The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class” (Thom Hartmann). Imagine each person establishing their own security instead of being siphoned off:

    The concept of “chief” is one that Europeans brought with them to America, as most Native American tribes would never delegate absolute authority to any one person to sign a treaty. Instead decisions were made by consensus in these most ancient cauldrons of democracy.

    The Founders of this nation, and the Framers of our Constitution, were heavily influenced and inspired by the democracy they saw all around them. Much of the u.s. Constitution is based on the Iroquis Confederacy_the five (later six) tribes who occupied territories from New England to the edge of the Midwest. It was a democracy with elected representatives an upper and lower house, nd a supreme court (made up entirely of women, who held final say in five of the six tribes).

    As Benjamin Franklin noted to his contemporaries at the ConstItutional Convention: “It would be a very strange thing if Six Nations of Ignorant Savages should be capable of forming a Scheme for such an Union and be able to execute it in such a manner, as that it has subsisted Ages, and appears indissoluble, and yet a like union should be impracticable for ten or a dozen English colonies.â’
    The Framers modeled the oldest democracies, and the oldest forms of the middle class, and thus helped create the truly widespread and strong first middle class in the history of modern civilization.

    Back in Europe, however, the sort of democracy the Framers were borrowing and inventing, and even the existence of a middle class itself, was considered unnatural.

  • February 28, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    They increased the maximum daily increase in the price of wheat from 60 to 90 this week. The euro was 1.52 today, a 50% increase (or decrease in what the dollar will buy) in just over four years.
  • February 28, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    I don’t know if this is true or not but I read on another site that there are indications of a shortage of non-hybrid seeds this year and recommended BUY NOW!! Don’t wait until spring planting.

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