I’ve gotten many questions of late as to why I’ve not been reporting on the overall economic concerns that turbulently swirl about us. Of course, much of my time both reading and writing has concerned the rapprochement between Rome and the SSPX, so little time has been left to do anything else, most especially since here at Hunny-Bunny Farm spring is the busiest season.
To remind the readership, this blog was started originally through Catholic Rural Solutions Yahoo Group, later through CRS’s Saturday Updates, and most recently through Catholic Rural Solutions WordPress Weblog at https://richardofdanbury.wordpress.com/, because all those many years ago, (2005) I perceived though my business and life experience that something in the socio-economic sphere was profoundly amiss despite the greater society being in the throes of euphoria of the exuberant economic times. Since my earliest childhood it was drilled into me that: there was no such thing as a free lunch, yet all around me the expectation of entitlement was ingrained in society. Responsibility for one’s own actions, as well as one’s overall well-being were increasingly being transferred to others be it government or some authoritarian institution, supply system, or industry. This was true to such an extent that even adults believed that their food came from the clinically clean supermarket in neatly sealed Styrofoam and not the farm and the soil of God’s good earth. Looking out I could see the breakers forming on the distant horizon and even as early as 2005 small harbingers of what we see today were present. This was the point at which I decided to start Catholic Rural Solutions and offer not only news of what was down the pike, but also practical solutions as to how-to prepare. The first piece of advice was to seek shelter on a farmstead or homestead; while the second was to eliminate personal and family debt. The third piece of advice was to keep abreast of news because to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
At the inception of CRS virtually no one was reporting on the clear possibility of what was to come in the socio-economic future. I had to go far afield to get any sort of reporting that would back my predictions. Certainly main stream media was looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, despite the fact that as certain as night follows day, there would come a time to pay the piper. On the other hand, with my radical reporting and predictions, many of my initial subscribers quickly felt I was a messenger of gloom and doom and asked to be dropped from further emails. To me, this is equivalent to not buying life insurance or making a will because the thought of death is too dreary to contemplate. To each his own, however, and I gladly complied.
Now, with all that is occurring on the world stage I am unfortunately vindicated in my concerns of the past seven years. Greece is descending into chaos, with the assurance that this will spread to the other PIGS nations. War, which is the ages-old last economic recourse of government to stimulate the economy, is spreading like wildfire throughout the globe. Stagnation and unemployment, most especially dangerous among the young, is increasing throughout the globe and even in first world nations discontent is evident. Though reluctant, I’m irresistibly inclined to use the old cliché, I hate to tell you ‘I told you so’, but….
I find at present that mainstream media outlets and even government agencies are reporting and predicting the same warnings and outcomes I foresaw lo’ these seven years. Incredibly, however, there still remains a large population of society that doesn’t want to hear news and make preparations that would mitigate the impact on their lives. Much like the cowardly lion of Oz they sit in the dark and spooky forest repeating the mantra, I do believe in ghosts… I do believe in ghosts… I do believe in ghosts, expecting that this incantation will ward off any evil effect.
Meantime of late, I’ve not covered social and economic news largely because anything I can add to the reporting, at this point, is basically redundant as it is finally starting to be covered by the mainstream press. However, I believe that they still don’t have either the sense of urgency or the immediacy of what is about to occur in the immediate future. So again at the risk of being a doom and gloom seer, I present some information that I feel could be of use in the preparations of the readership and also as an incentive to redouble efforts to prepare. …so for those who have ears, let him hear:
Global slump alert as world money contracts
Pharmacy queues show price Greeks are paying for credit breakdown
Ending on a promising note:
Some Families Are Choosing A More Old Fashioned Lifestyle
So in parting I will continue to publish both the Catholic Rural Solutions Yahoo Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Catholic_Rural_Solutions/messages and the Catholic Rural Solutions WordPress Weblog, https://richardofdanbury.wordpress.com/ but I will mostly issue economic news if and when things are more immediate; which could be as early as this week depending on what is happening and how quickly things evolve. Please give me feedback by subscribing to one or both of these CRS internet sites and rate, comment, and reply as you see fit.
Meantime, keep up those Rosaries for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; it is she, and she alone, who holds back the reproving arm of her Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Richard of Danbury, D.S.G.