The corporate media in America aren't printing anything except what their political and oligarchical masters tell them to print. True, in-depth analysis of the news simply isn't happening in Big Media. We're very fortunate that independent journalists and smaller media outlets are still providing it . . . but for how long? That's a very good question.
We hear a lot about fertilizer shortages, and its impact on the farming community, and its potential to make the current, growing famine situation a lot worse. We've discussed those issues in these pages several times before. However, nobody's talking about their actual impact on First World nations. We all know what happens to Third World countries: they can't get their regular supplies, and they can't afford to pay higher prices for supplies that are suddenly in greater demand all over the world, so their farmers can't produce food and their people must tighten their belts - if not worse. However, what about European nations? What about Canada? What about the USA? What's coming for us?
For a useful predictor, look at Germany. Michael Yon wrote yesterday:
This does not feel like the Germany I lived in. The Germany I remember was clean, safe, orderly. Today, Germany feels like a Blue State in America. Going broke while preparing to freeze and starve. Still waving rainbow and Ukrainian war flags from the windows.
Germany is running amok. Flinging open the barn doors to invasion. Hitching crucial energy dependence to the Russian wagon after being warned by President Trump, as if adults should have needed to be warned.
And now I am in Ludwigshafen. Home of a massive BASF chemical facility on the Rhein River.
The destruction of Germany has reached advanced stage. Millions of incompatible aliens from afar. The cancer of woke. A long and perpetual series of national errors that mere epic incompetence cannot possibly explain.
BASF is a massive chemical company manufacturing, among other things, nitrogen-based fertilizers using natural gas and air.
And now Nord Stream 1 pipeline trickles natural gas from Russia at roughly 20% capacity. At this rate, Germany likely will run dry in roughly January or February during dead of winter. Nord Stream 2 rests silent and dry.
German winters are cold. Very cold.
More than a century ago, German Chemist Fritz Haber invented the Haber Process for converting natural gas and air into fertilizer. The Haber Process is one of the most important inventions of mankind. Few people seem to realize that the fertilizer generated from the Haber-Bosch Process materially contributes to the population explosion that sustains billions of people who never would have been born.
German Chemist Carl Bosch led pioneering efforts to take the Haber Process to an entirely new level, in Oppau, Germany. Just a short distance from where I write these words.
Bosch took Haber’s Process to stratospheric heights and thus is called the Haber-Bosch Process.
BASF grew massive in large part by using the Haber-Bosch Process to manufacture and sell fertilizer globally. The gargantuan plant sits directly on the Rhein River where ships come and go.
And now, the natural gas flow into Germany has been squeezed. Russia is blamed but that is a lie. The German government had and has at its disposal numerous tools which could be used to mitigate or even evaporate the problem.
Yet it charges forward into the fire. Weimar-Republic-Style. The German Way. The Ragnarök-Process: Transmuting Chance into Catastrophe for which, mythologically, a cold winter is required.
A man who is fulfilling his myth is the epitome of focus.
The cold winter is coming. The Germanic tribes are collecting wood as quickly as possible.
Germany is an authoritarian state. Normal citizens cannot just venture into the woods to collect firewood. This is a job for specialists. And now, Germans are signing up on waiting lists for professional wood collectors to fetch their firewood.
Recently, BASF said they are prepared to sell their natural gas back to the German grid so that Germans do not freeze this winter. ‘Heating islands’ are being prepared to keep the huddled masses from freezing.
These heating islands will offer wonderful opportunity for German tribes to meet and greet Somali tribes.
Imagine the next steps. As BASF and other fertilizer manufacturers run dry, so too will massive amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer and massive numbers of people will starve to death. And there will be long winters, famine, and war, Ragnarök-style. All these things have been known across the world.
The mind burst is done for today. Good night from Germany.
How many of those same warning signs can we see in this country? A lot, if you look for them - but don't look in the mainstream media, because they won't tell you. They deliberately gloss over much of what's happening. They prefer the sheep to be placid rather than alarmed.
Find out what's happening to the economy in your field of work; in your city; in your state; across the nation. Do you work in a warehouse or consumer fulfilment center? Did you know that Amazon laid off 100,000 workers in its fulfilment centers just last quarter? What does that say about the security of your current employment? Do you need to start looking for alternative employment or re-training now, to beat the rush? Those are very important questions.
Do your own investigations into where you currently live and work. Don't take the word of others for what's happening (or not happening) - find out for yourself. What's the crime rate? What do the last ten years' figures for crime tell you? Don't trust the official numbers, because too many police forces deliberately under-report or mis-classify crime in an attempt to make the statistics look better. District Attorneys do likewise, "plea-bargaining" charges down from a felony to a misdemeanor, in order to both save time and make their offices look better by the number of convictions obtained. You won't learn about such things from most of the news media. Dig deeper, and find sources such as HeyJackass in Chicago. Talk to individual cops and emergency response personnel, and ask them what they're seeing every day on the streets. Examine hospital ER admissions and the injuries they're treating - and what caused them. Look for housing information - prices paid, delays in selling, problems in obtaining mortgages in certain areas, and so on. Ask about local "food deserts", and find out why they exist. Try to find input such as that provided by a nurse I know in these pages yesterday. Put all that together. That's where you'll find the facts.
Forewarned is forearmed. Read as widely as you can. Get advance warning of what's coming down the pike. It'll pay dividends.