If you check a lot of our previous articles and blog posts you will see that we have been warning people about the high probability of food shortages; this is something that could cause more chaos than any "pandemic", war, cyber-attack or other forms of natural disaster the world has seen in recent history.
I am not going to elaborate on all the reasons why a supply chain crisis can cause so much carnage to society, I will add links and videos from people who are more well-read on this topic than me below in the resources section below.
What I would say is bear in mind how brutal the world was during the great depression, and then factor in the following variables that would magnify the Great Depression tenfold!:
In 1929 during the market crash, the US National Debt was approx $17 Billion which was a Debt-to-GDP Ratio of 16%.
In 2021 after the Covid-19 Scamdemic, the US National Debt was $29 Trillion, which even when factoring for inflation, the best case scenario the Debt-to-GDP Ratio is 124%.
This year, I cannot even see the point in looking at these figures as they are only going to get worse.
For many of my readers, I am preaching to the converted, so again I will try to keep this point brief. But for people who cannot imagine a great depression happening again, forget everything you know about the Great Depression, the following points are why it will be LEVELS OF MAGNITUDE WORSE than the Great Depression!:
In 1929 30% of the US Population worked in Agriculture, today is around 1-2%, so forget being able to work for food, that offer will not be on the table. Farmers are already under extreme pressure to sustain their farms, the large machinery is, for the most part, completely reliant on fuel and fertiliser. They couldn't let people work for food even if they wanted to.
Can you seriously see your average American or European performing manual labour in harsh conditions? The average westerner loses control of their emotions when their WiFi stops working or if they are called an "offensive" word!
I hear from many people, that The Ice Age Farmer is fear-mongering and is completely over-reacting and it cannot be as bad as he says. Well if you are not familiar with his work I will strongly suggest you look him up, and Adapt 2030. They cover this topic very well and I hate to bring it to you, but I can confirm that his information needs to be taken seriously and here is why.
I have been following Christian from the Ice Age Farmer for nearly three years, it was during the 2020 lock-down that I paid a lot more attention to his work.
But it got me thinking the other day, is he sensationalising the food shortages? What is the best way to determine this? So I figured, to go back to when he started, on his Odysee channel, which has all his YouTube content (don't use YouTube, I am sure they will have deleted many of his videos) and see how many videos he has made.
At the time of this blog post, the Ice Age Farmer has 496 uploaded videos, so I thought to check his first 50 videos (1-50), the middle 50 videos (225-275) and the last 50 videos (446 - 496) and count how many of his videos have panicky rhetoric and how many are laid back.
Granted, this is not the most scientific approach, but I think it can give us a good indication as to whether or not The Ice Age Farmer is genuinely noticing a disturbing trend that we need to prepare and take action on or if he is just a nutcase who has been telling us for the past 5+ years that we are going to be facing famine in the coming days.
39 Positive / 11 Negative
So the first 50 videos were very telling, and to class 11 of the videos as actually negative, I am clutching at straws. Most of the videos were very solutions-based orientated, explaining topics like aquaponics, hydroponics, LEDs, growing Spirulina and Mushrooms etc. There were 11 videos that focused on raising awareness about the potential problems we are walking into if we are not careful.
In many ways, it was no different from many of the rational points that were raised in the Food Inc documentary.
14 Positive / 36 Negative
There was a marked spike in the increase in disturbing headlines and the content, I guess, we are looking at someone's channel who is warning of the Grand Solar Minimum. I have not looked into the GSM in any way close to the IceAgeFarmer, but I would suggest that it makes a lot more sense than the Climate Change hysteria coming from Extinction Rebellion and Greta.
I would also add that the videos in this period were still mostly solutions orientated and even the negative videos always reinforce the message which is a positive one. Start growing your OWN food, Start Raising Animals and take responsibility for your own food needs I don't see any downside to this message.
6 Positive / 44 Negative
The most recent videos that have been produced over the past year have been very disturbing, and it is understandable why so many people say he is just peddling fear.
When viewing the videos it is clear that the videos have become more and more disturbing from the beginning to recent times. I think to get a better analysis of IAF content, we need to perhaps examine how many of the predictions have been accurate, and how many amounted to nothing. This is something I will probably expand on over the coming weeks.
I don't think this is just fear porn. My take on the Ice Age Farmer is he had the foresight to see these events years in advance, and as the clusters of information have become clearer he has produced more content which has become more alarming.
I have cross-referenced the links and sources to the content he publishes and I have NEVER found anything inconsistent. In a couple of weeks between finishing this article and the following one which will be released tomorrow, the events of government over-reach, "coincidental" fires in processing plants, farms, grain stores and damage to logistics have been increasing even more.
My own take on this is Listen and pay attention to people like The Ice Age Farmer, if he is wrong, and I hope he is; the biggest downside is you will have a surplus of food that will be eaten over time anyway, and if you take action on being more self-sufficient you will be eating healthier food that is not interfered with GMOs and chemicals, which will improve your health and save you money. Just knowing that I am not outcome dependent on the supermarkets and other large corporations who are in corrupt and often co-dependent relationships with their government.
A small amount of digging on mainstream news sites will confirm what is mentioned in this post, so if they are telling you there are going to be food shortages, imagine what they ARE NOT TELLING YOU!
Check out 5 Ways to Survive Throughout Covid-1984!, which is a post we wrote about 8 months ago which should point you in the right direction for getting prepared for the likely dark times ahead.
If you are contemplating investing in Cryptocurrencies then now would be a good time to stock up on coins like Monero and Pirate Chain, we have discussed those before many times at Anti LockDown. And yes the prices may drop further, but the upside to them is MASSIVE and we would encourage anyone to look into those. Especially if you run a small business or have an online store.
Now would also be a good time in our opinion to also stock up on precious metals like silver and gold. The odds of bank bail-ins are EXTREMELY LIKELY in the next year or so, and if bail-ins do not occur then the effects of reckless money printing done by central banks around the world will soon be coming to fruition.
The following recommendations include embedded videos which pertain to the subject of food shortages; I would also encourage you to look over their other videos as I have rarely if ever encountered anything they have said that I disagree with.
Neil produces some fantastic videos, and he elaborates on a lot of the concerns raised by the Ice Age Farmer and many deep dives on economics and geo-politics. For anyone sceptical, I would recommend you check out his past videos and see how accurate his predictions have been.
David Knight has one of the best takes on what is going on and Gerald Celente has been one of the most prophetic people I have ever listened to; many of my readers have commented that he reminds them of Leo Getz from Lethal Weapon, do not let that fool you. If you see his predictions from the Trends Journal which he has been publishing for decades you will be astounded.
If you are not familiar with Doug Casey, I would say he is as close to Indiana Jones you will ever find in real life. A very interesting character, in this video he touches on many interesting points concerning food shortages.