If the Trucks Stop Rolling...

Right now, various items are in short supply at various retail outlets that folks normally purchase.  Selection is getting narrower.  A lot of that has to do with COVID hysteria to be sure, however, what happens when fuel prices, already rising due to policy in the fenced off White House, along with violence (winter is always a bad time to start an offensive) starting in warmer weather by the Left and most likely continue throughout the Spring, Summer and late Autumn to 'subdue' traditional American values hits 'full tilt boogie', what, if any, incentive will truck drivers have to go into areas that are less than peaceful?  Obvious answer:  None.  

This chart gives an indication of what may happen when the trucks stop delivering.  Plan ahead accordingly.



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  1. Okay, that chart is the truth. Now tell me again: How, when, and why will the trucks stop running? I first was exposed to this situation years ago when I read the Blogvel: THE DAY THE DOLLAR DIED on the John Galt Shenandoah website. Sitting around, prepped to the hilt, and waiting for this to occur has left me bitter and cynical.
    As long as all the parties involved: Wall Street, International Banksters, Mordor-On-The-Potomac, the MSM, and the "stimulus" recipients agree on the rules of this unbelievably corrupt Monopoly Game; this sinful, Godless, syphilitic-thinking "Democracy" will keep on keeping on. So sad. Bleib ubrig.

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    1. Infrastructure, logistics, center of gravity... they don't have to "stop running"; they just have to be made to stop...

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  2. Dweezil, my man, allow me to retort. I have walked a few miles in your moccasins, and I know your bitterness and cynicism. The long game is often a very, very, long game, and winning it belongs to those who can persevere. Determination and persistence are the only things approaching the quality of G*d in humanity, although they don't even come close. Think ye a moment on how He plays the long game, and how long that is. And you and I may not be here for the end of this game. Our heirs and families (see what I did there?) may have to play it out for us after we're gone. I have insured the ones I want to inherit my survival stuff will get it, as much as I can. Most of what I want the good ones to inherit is in the mind and attitudes. Do what you can, Mr. Dweezel, and trust the rest to G*d. Grace has made us aware, and active.

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    1. Sean: Thank you. Isaiah has said His ways are not our ways and His time is not our time. And, things ARE accelerating. I'm ready and so are my tribe members. If I assume room temperature before the kickoff, wife, daughter, nephews and former students are ready to carry on, and use my preps to the hilt. Take care of yourself. Stay well.

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  3. I drive big rigs for a living and it is also a lifestyle. When will I stop? Several factors, the companies, robo-self driving trucks and the economy. Fuel and the cost of living for drivers, availability of driver infrastructure and amenities, as well as highway conditions. Many interstates could become impassable with one year of neglect.

    Drivers will NEVER shutdown for politics, we will shutdown for civil unrest and the economy.

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    1. Civil unrest and the economy will both be driven by, 'politics,' just as they were last summer and now into late winter (economy taking a huge dive) but I get what you're saying. And thanks for keeping the supply chain rolling!

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  4. Remember that at that 1 week period, police squad cars will be included in that "no fuel no move" equation. Same goes for ammunition for the cops, if they have been using it (most cops go through less than 100 rounds a year, including practice, and have no real stocks at all) and first aid gear for cops and ambulances.

    No cop cars, no ambulances, no bullets, no bandages.

    No one to save you but you.

    Be ready to save yourself.

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    1. If I don't have to defend against both the cops AND the bad guys, I'm fine with that.

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  5. "what, if any, incentive will truck drivers have to go into areas that are less than peaceful? Obvious answer: None."

    Actual answer: hazard pay. There's always some mercenary who will drive anywhere, for the right price. Follow the money chain, and all it means is that residents of the danger zone get squeezed. But there will be no truck shutdown, because someone is always willing to sell the Marxists the rope they need to hang him.

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    1. Your supposition will only go so far, and is in direct opposition to what we saw last summer with truck drivers nationally poising themselves to strike, and that was with very little civil unrest in a national sense.

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    2. There certainly is a lot of poising and posing going on, but zero data points to indicate that any significant percentage of the posers will answer an actual call to arms.

      Did the truckers get what they wanted? Pretty confident they didn't.
      Did a strike materialize? I sure don't remember one.

      I don't mean to blackpill, but I'm tired of rightists deluding themselves with unreasonable certainties: "the police will be on our side," "the military will back us up," "the truckers will strike." Then reality stabs in, and we learn that people are more loyal to their paychecks than their oaths.

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    3. Not sure if you all realize that it is illegal to organize a trucker's strike.

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    4. Not sure if any of us care what is legal or illegal at this point.

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  6. somewhere in there municipal trash pickup stops. when clean water runs out 2 wks later the cholera outbreak starts....and we all die.

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  7. I like the first novel in SM Stirling's Emberverse series. I know he's a "useful idiot" now, but the first book really nailed how I think the breakdown would go if the trucks stopped rollin'. His reason for the trucks stopping is Sci-Fi for sure, but the results? 2 weeks to cannibalism in the larger urban areas. His description of the "dead zones" (100 mile radius around any city bigger than 1 mill) makes sense to me. Any gang banger that gets on a bicycle can make 100 miles in a couple days.

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