Because of the way that the system around us has been developed to keep increasing and funnelling profits at the few, more and more of the lessons for life and good living – which are more often than not metaphorical – are being hidden from view.
Not only that. Very regrettably, because this whole system only works or benefits financial interests by becoming increasingly big, it means that the supply chains that get food to us – like the example of the production of the dairy products from cows – get more and more spread out over our Country, or even across borders too.
Supply chains involve more and more processing that involves more and more people and interests that we do not experience or see. And all the time this form of centralisation has been happening, the very stable, short supply chains that would mean all of the food that is grown or produced for us locally and where we can be in touch with the whole process, has all but been completely wiped out.
We are now in danger because we have become over reliant on a system that is already beginning to crash. And it’s a system that has been rebuilt so that it supports the way that big business works.
It is no accident that there are children in our cities and towns who have absolutely no idea that the milk they drink each day comes from a cow.
Somebody somewhere is benefitting from the accepted narrative continually going this specific way. And what you need to understand is that it is ALL about profit for the few.
None of how or why this system runs as it does is about anything that is good for you financially – as the messaging and culture we have tells us, or indeed your mind, your body and certainly not your spirit.
The age of consumerism is making us forget who we really are. It has dehumanised relationships, and this process has only been made worse by the arrival of the internet and smart technology – which pushes the focus of everything to the self or to our self-interest – which for all the good that the Net has the power to still do for us, this is above all the most hideous and socially destructive part of its darker side.
The truth of the matter is, that it is good to think ahead – even when we are not facing a national and worldwide crisis.
We need to learn – or rather relearn – to Prepare, Produce & make Provision.