Hello, Frank here.
A while back we started experimenting with re-posting some articles that are over a year old. The response has been fairly positive. We try to do one every couple of weeks, and since my wife is having surgery today, this would qualify as the premier day for a re-post. On another note, our blog is less than two years old, and the readership has steadily increased. For that we are truly thankful. So, every now and then we would like to reintroduce some of our older work that you may not have had the opportunity to read. I really hope you enjoy this one.
We'll talk more later. Frank
Originally posted October 23, 2013
Wakey! Wakey! The Wolf Is At The Door
Hello, Frank here.
talk. Since my name is not Fern, then this article is going to have a
slightly different slant to it. This is going to sound like a rant,
because that's what it is. Rants are not always organized and structured
or in a pleasant flow. So, please bear with me.
read lots of stories, articles or other rants that believe that the
collapse that's coming will be similar in nature to the collapse that
occurred during the late 1920's. Okay, some of my numbers here are not
going to be precise, they are going to be rounded off. Maybe up, or
maybe down, but you will get the general idea, if you have the ability
to think. So, if I say 70% and it was actually 60% or maybe 80%, then
please bear with me. Remember, this is a rant.
to the late 1920's. The population of the United States was much
smaller than it is today. The majority of the people still lived on a
farm, let's say 80%. Therefore, 20% of the people lived in
cities. Now remember, people in rural areas did not have electricity in
the 1920's or 30's. Most of the people in rural areas raised most of
their own food. Summer, winter, spring, fall they ate what came out of
the earth. Many, many rural people were what we would call today, dirt
poor. My information source here, was my father. He and his brother did
not wear shoes for most of the winter and never wore shoes during the
summer. So, he is my source of data, along with census data.
Most people lived in the country. Most people raised their own food.
Most people didn't have electricity and everything that is associated
with electricity. There were significantly fewer people in the United
States. And many current authors tell us that we will get through this
next depression or collapse or tyrannical government or whatever you
want to call it, just like we got through the 1920's collapse.
Now let's look at today. We have a much larger population. That means more mouths to feed. The vast majority of people live in cities or suburbs, which conversely means, that very few people live in rural America, or on
farm. Almost everybody has electricity. So, what does this mean? Since
the majority of people live in cities, that means that few, if any,
raise their own food. Few or none, know how to preserve their own
food,and all buy their food at the grocery store. Now those few that
live in the country, are not living on a farm. For the benefit of
discussion, yes, there are a handful that still live on a farm. But how
many of that handful continue to raise all of their own food? Of that
small handful, how many know how to preserve their own food? Get the
It doesn't matter
what type of shutdown, collapse or apocalyptic event is GOING to occur,
there is not going to be enough food to feed the
numbers of people, not even remotely close. Even in rural areas,
extremely rural areas, most people have no idea how to raise, process
and store food. And now, throw into the equation, there won't be any
electricity. So, all that meat you have stored in the freezer on the top
of your refrigerator, sitting beside the popsicles and burritos will
turn into stinking mush in about three days.
and gentlemen. We are in significant trouble. Let me say that again. We
are in a situation that we cannot recover from. I know folks that say
that they are going to go live in the forest and live off the land. Wake-y, Wake-y
here fool! I know veteran, hard core, experienced hunters that laugh
when they hear people say, and pardon me, unbelievably stupid things
like that. There are many, many stories about mostly men, that have gone
out into bush Alaska and had something to prove. Somebody normally
finds them later. Going and living in the woods and hunting and feeding
your family is not going to happen.
those people in the cities? They're just going to go out and live with
somebody in the country. A farmer, right? I hope they like 10,000 acres
of soybeans or corn or milo or even wheat. They don't need a farmer,
what they need is a gardener and most farmers don't raise gardens
because they go to the grocery store and buy it.
Before the shortages of guns and bullets lots of people thought that the
idea of survival was who had the most guns and the most bullets. Some
of these people watch way too much television. I know people that have
never shot a gun that were buying guns and bullets. Like others write,
buying a surf board, does not make you a surfer. Buying a gun does not
make you a hunter, or give you the ability to pull the trigger when you
need to. These are false delusions of illusions.
at some of the facts presented above about population densities, and
food production or preservation. Don't get me wrong. I like guns and I
like bullets, but I like shovels, hoes and seeds a whole lot better. I
have even known people to buy these cans and five gallon buckets that
have these survival seeds packed inside and they
no more know how to raise a garden than they would to fly a space
shuttle. Can they learn to garden? Yes. Can they learn to fly a space
shuttle? I guess so. I know 80 year old women that still wonder why
their tomatoes make one year and the next year they don't and they've
been gardening for 65 years. I'm not saying that a bucket full of seeds
is a bad thing. That reminds me. Where is my seed catalog? But gardening
is an art, a skill, not something to be mastered in one year. The
person that thinks they are going to raise a garden and produce food for
their family in one year, got off the same bus as the guy that is going
to go live in the forest and feed his family.
hurt for those that can't see or feel what is coming. There are signs
everywhere, just look around. Our economy is in dismal, dismal shape and
I live in a part of the world that is in pretty good shape. Look at
society. Look at the stuff you do see on television or read in the news.
Society is collapsing. The EBT cards shut down for a few hours. Can you imagine
society will be like when the EBT cards shut down permanently? Our
government leaders. Look at what's happening in state capitals around
our country. Look at some of the things that are happening that our
parents and grandparents would have never thought possible. There is a
term called 'normalcy bias'. Basically, this means what we learn to
accept over time as normal. Our society is in serious, serious trouble.
There are things that I cannot say in this blog that when I was a child,
people went to jail for, what today is normal. We have perversion
crammed down our throats everyday. This is normal.
Okay. Let's see. Our economy cannot be saved. Okay. Next. Society
can't be saved. Our political arena is unbelievably corrupt and is a
massive cesspool. This next statement is only going to be said once,
listen carefully. Christianity is under attack worldwide. That means
here, in the United Sates, Christianity is under attack also. The future
does not look good for it's survival. Pay attention. We are under
Now, let me go back to
the first part of this rant. Many writers will tell you that we survived
the Great Depression and we will survive the next one too. And these
are the people giving you the bad news. Not to mention those that are
telling us that everything is okay and that "things are getting better".
I borrowed that last line from the Postman. Folks, we are in serious,
serious trouble and I really don't know if we are going to survive this.
The world is not going to be the same world when this thing happens.
Hold your family close. Prepare yourself mentally, physically,
spiritually and temporally and with the help of God we will do the best
That's it for now. Maybe we'll talk more later. It's time to wake-y wake-y.