Self-Sufficiency Will Be The Only Way to Survive: “Nothing Will Have Any Value Except Food”

Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Paul Martin

Charles Hugh Smith
August 12th, 2016
SHTFPlan.com

This article was written by Charles Hugh Smith and originally published at his Of Two Minds blog.

Editor’s Comment: Here, Charles Hugh Smith argues that the scheme for world order will ultimately lead nowhere, because globalization is will leave everyone hanging. Instead, becoming self-sufficient and providing for food, energy and resources will be the lasting challenge – in the long run.

While nations rise and fall, this will remain an important goal for the individual who can attain a certain degree of freedom by securing one’s own survival and needs for food and energy, and in turn providing an engine of wealth for anyone that they can trade or sell with.

The Ultimate Long Game: Autarky and Resilience

by Charles Hugh Smith

Ironically, autarky and these cultural dynamics arise from decentralization and the free flow of information, not one-world centralization.

In my recent essay Could the Deep State Be Sabotaging Hillary? I wrote:

“An increasingly powerful sector of the Deep State views the neo-con agenda as a disaster for American interests, and is far more focused on the Long Game of energy, food security, economic and military innovation and a productive response to climate change.”

This runs counter to the conventional view that the U.S. Deep State is rabidly attached to the neoconservative liberal hegemony model of geopolitical hard power. If you want some evidence for this shift, please read this essay from the journal of the Deep State, Foreign Affairs; if you read this carefully, you will find a devastating critique of the neo-con strategy and an alternative strategy based on autarky, a topic we’ll discuss in a moment.

The Rest…HERE

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