With the Examiner reporting that the governor of New Mexico is actually shutting down more than a dozen grocery stores, and over 25 so-called 'essential businesses' for at least 2 weeks, after employees there allegedly tested positive for Covid-19, we see just how quickly they can shut it all down.
Following the public health order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and coming at a time when the state’s residents have already been suffering from record high unemployment and food insecurity issues, as the Examiner story also reports, "access to purchase food had already been limited due to 'capacity limitations at all stores', leading to New Mexico residents waiting outside, standing in line for up to two hours, local news reports indicate". Though the governor’s office disputed that statement.
And while the 'purchase of', and 'requirement of having', nearly any other commodity can be put off for an extended period of time, the 1906 warning from Alfred Henry Lewis who stated "There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy" rings as true today as it did in 1906. With the key here being: unlike all other commodities, food is the one essential that cannot be postponed.
So with every day bringing us more and more signs that we're rapidly closing in upon a time when food won't be available as quickly as a trip to our neighborhood grocery store because that grocery store may be closed down for up to two weeks (or more should further covid-19 infections 'materialize'), we'd warned on ANP all the way back on April 20th that 'food lines' were another sign of a 'perfect storm scenario' unfolding in America. And with many businesses locked down and major cracks appearing in our food supply chain, as we'd warned back then, "there is no end in sight".
So while we're incredibly thankful for all that He has provided us this Thanksgiving holiday week, as CBS News had reported just days ago, there has been an incredible rise in the numbers of Americans who are now suffering from 'food insecurity', with massive lines of cars full of people waiting for 'free food' at food banks proving to us once again, "There but for the Amazing Grace of God go we".
A dozen grocery stores around the state have been forced to close for two weeks because of a public health order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham at a time when the state’s residents are suffering from record high unemployment and food insecurity, critics say.
The order requires businesses with four or more rapid responses of COVID-19 cases reported within in a 14-day period to close for two weeks.
The closures include two Walmarts in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe, an Albertson’s in Roswell, a Smiths Food & Drug Center in Albuquerque and New Mexico Food Distribution Center in Albuquerque.
Access to purchase food is now limited because of another order issued by the governor requiring capacity limitations at all stores. New Mexicans are now waiting outside, standing in line for up to two hours, local news reports indicate, which the governor’s office has disputed.
The governor’s office said, “The state is not forcing anyone to stand in a crowded line, as you suggest,” in response to requests for comment from KOB4 News TV.
But John Block at PInon Post says the governor’s office claims are “untrue and easily disprovable.” He posted photos of New Mexicans waiting in long lines outside of grocery stores with dates and time stamps. The photos were taken between Nov. 13 and Nov. 23.
“Upon the news that limits of 75 people inside each store, retailers pre-emptively began limiting capacities to begin compliance with the mandate,” Block said.
The governor’s office issued a statement to KOB4 News TV, saying, “There is no community in the state of New Mexico where COVID-19 closures have closed off all food and water or medicine options for any community or group of people. Every single community where the virus is forcing closures has alternate stores, alternate resources. Moreover, stores are only ordered closed for the protection of public safety when the store's staff members have an abundance of COVID-19 infections among them – surely you and everyone in New Mexico can agree that not one of us would like to be shopping among staff that are contagious.”
But Larry Behrens, Western States Director for Power The Future, disagrees. He told The Center Square, “Our state currently suffers from high unemployment brought on by the same governor who passed a controversial energy law that will kill jobs and raise electric rates. The fact she will keep cashing her taxpayer-funded paycheck while her constituents stand in line for food should surprise no one.”
Less than six months after the state’s shutdown began, a report by Feeding America found that New Mexico was one of the worst food-insecure states in the country. The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on people facing hunger across the country, Feeding America found in a recent report, especially in New Mexico.
In 2019, 315,990 New Mexicans, including 114,180 children, did not have adequate access to nutritious food, Feeding America reported, a problem that existed well before record unemployment plagued the state. The organization estimates the number to grow to 434,570, including 162,960 children, or 21 percent, by the end of 2020.
And New Mexico absolutely isn't the only state suffering from such a scenario. As this CBS News story reports as also seen in the photograph above, there's now a great need for food for many in Texas.
As a staff photographer for the San Antonio Express-News, William Luther may have done more to help hungry Americans this Thanksgiving than anyone will ever really know.
"We were hearing from politicians that they were calling each other saying, 'Have you seen the picture?'" he told correspondent Lee Cowan. "And they didn't have to describe it. They already knew what – 'Did you see the picture?'"
The picture he's talking about is this drone shot taken back on April 9, high above some ten thousand people, their cars parked bumper-to-bumper in a vast San Antonio parking lot, waiting for food.
The image went viral. "I think it really helped put clarity on something that was really difficult for people to understand," Luther said.
If there was any doubt that COVID has deepened America's hunger crisis, that picture dispelled it.
Folks at the San Antonio Food Bank, as well as its hundreds of volunteers like Paul Drummond, haven't seen the lines stop yet.
"It's the kind of thing that you keep thinking it's gonna be over, and not only is it not over, the need just grows,' Drummond said.
According to Bloomberg in this November 23rd story, millions of Americans are expected to lose their home in the coming months due to being way behind on their mortgage and rent payments and the CDC's suspension on evictions set to expire at end of 2020.
Leading to the very real possibility that 10's of millions of Americans will be homeless as the brutal cold of winter rushes in, as we'd warned within this April 2020 ANP story, the 'perfect storm' that has been unfolding in America following the arrival of Covid-19 couldn't have been written more perfectly, for the globalists long pushing their 'depopulation agenda'. From that April ANP story.:
Just as demand is skyrocketing, however, many of the food banks’ sources are drying up. Restaurants, hotels and resorts — many of which are shuttered or sharply limiting their operations — are no longer supplying them with food, while other suppliers are busy restocking grocery shelves. Farmers have switched from shipping vegetables and meats in bulk to individual packaging for grocery stores.
“It is a perfect storm scenario,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief operating officer for Feeding America, a nationwide association of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries.
Feeding America has seen an increase in demand from 98% of its member banks, according to a recent survey. The average increase for a member was 63%, while 95% of the association’s food banks reported an increase in operating expenses, the organization said.
As radical Democrat socialists drag the party as a whole drastically to the left of some of the older far left liberals in their own party, voters are beginning to get wary of the direction the party is heading with party elders apparently unable to hit the breaks on the a train that is heading off a cliff.
A Venezuelan expatriate is desperately trying to warn Americans about what is at the bottom of that cliff, for those that survive the initial crash.
Daniel Di Martino is a Venezuelan expatriate and Young Voices contributor studying economics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and he recently wrote an op-ed at USA Today, which offers a dire warning to America. He begins with a memory about trying to buy food in Venezuela:
The first time I couldn’t buy food at the grocery store, I was 15 years old. It was 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela, and I had spent more than an hour in line waiting. When I got to the register, I noticed I had forgotten my ID that day. Without the ID, the government rationing system would not let the supermarket sell my family the full quota of food we needed. It was four days until the government allowed me to buy more.
This was fairly normal for me. All my life, I lived under socialism in Venezuela until I left and came to the United States as a student in 2016. Because the regime in charge imposed price controls and nationalized the most important private industries, production plummeted. No wonder I had to wait hours in lines to buy simple products such as toothpaste or flour.
And the shortages went far beyond the supermarket.
My family and I suffered from blackouts and lack of water. The regime nationalized electricity in 2007 in an effort to make electricity “free.” Unsurprisingly, this resulted in underinvestment in the electrical grid. By 2016, my home lost power roughly once a week.
So with us still able to stock up now while we still can, we'll be taking a look here at food products that are still available to get now, with many signs materializing across America that these kinds of things won't always be available at our local food stores with covid-19-lockdown-insanity sure to continue to spread at a viral rate across America should Joe Biden get into office in January.
In both of the first two videos below we hear more about the growing 'food insecurity' in America with one person proclaiming, "it wasn't always like this" in America. And in the 3rd and final video below from 'Ice Age Farmer', Christian warns us that with even the mainstream media now warning America to 'stock up now', America's food supply chain is in grave danger, even if a possible truckers strike is averted.
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