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Our Epic Supply Chain Crisis Just Hit Another Level, And Biden Is Considering Calling In The National Guard To Help

Michael Snyder
October 20th, 2021
The Economic Collapse Blog
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This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

It is the month of October, and right now many Americans are more scared by the state of our national supply chains than by anything else.  Some of the things that I am going to share with you in this article are truly frightening, and I would very much encourage you to take them seriously.

Our economic infrastructure is failing on a massive scale, and officials are openly admitting that things will get even worse in the months ahead.  We are in uncharted territory because none of us has ever seen anything like this before.  If our leaders cannot get this fixed, 2022 is going to be a truly nightmarish year.

Of course just last week Joe Biden gave a big speech in which he assured all of us that he was implementing measures that would soon turn things around.

Unfortunately, just like with Afghanistan, the southern border, inflation, and so many other problems, our supply chain crisis has gotten even worse now that Biden is personally involved.  On Tuesday, it was being reported that the number of vessels backed up off the coast of southern California has just hit a brand new record high

The nation’s largest ports shattered more records Monday as massive bottlenecks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to wreak supply chain havoc.

The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported 100 vessels berthed October 18, topping the previous record of 97 set September 19.

A single container ship can hold thousands upon thousands of enormous shipping containers, and so we are talking about a backlog of absolutely immense proportions.

It would take many months just to work through a backlog of this magnitude even if the ports in southern California were making progress in paring it down.

But instead of making progress, the backlog just continues to get even deeper.

As the supply chain crisis escalates, the Biden administration has actively been considering using the National Guard on an emergency basis…

White House officials have explored in recent weeks whether the National Guard could be deployed to help address the nation’s mounting supply chain backlog, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

The idea appears unlikely to proceed as of now, the people said, but reflects the extent to which internal administration deliberations about America’s overwhelmed supply chain have sparked outside-the-box proposals to leverage government resources to address the issue.

This is how serious things have become.

Our supply chains are in such a state of chaos that the Biden administration is actually thinking of doing something that has never been done before in American history.

Of course, publicly they are still trying to put a happy face on things, but privately administration officials are really freaking out.

And things could soon get a lot worse.

Today, approximately 85 percent of all magnesium production in the world happens in China.  We should have never allowed ourselves to become so dependent on China because now we are facing a critical shortage of magnesium, and that could result in a nightmarish shortage of aluminum

The source of the shortage is China’s monopoly on global magnesium production. Production curbs of energy-intensive smelters have reduced the industrial metal’s output, resulting in dwindling stockpiles in Europe and North America.

Barclays analyst Amos Fletcher told clients in a note that “there are no substitutes for magnesium in aluminum sheet and billet production.” He warned if “magnesium supply stops,” the entire auto industry will grind to a halt. 

Oh.

That is bad.

What I first read that, I just sat there stunned for a moment.

Are things really that crazy already?

Yes, they are.  In fact, we are being told that magnesium reserves in Europe will be completely exhausted “at the end of November 2021 at the latest”

“It is expected that the current magnesium reserves in Germany and throughout Europe will be exhausted in a few weeks at the end of November 2021 at the latest,” the group said. “In the event of a supply bottleneck of this magnitude, there is a risk of massive production losses.”

Needless to say, it wouldn’t just be the auto industry that grinds to a halt.

Just think of how many food and beverage products come in aluminum cans.

I don’t know if I even have sufficient words to describe how serious this is.

Meanwhile, it is also being reported that we are potentially facing a propane “armageddon” this winter…

The expanding energy crisis is causing propane to rocket higher (read: here) as supplies dwindle to below seasonal levels as research firm IHS Markit Ltd. warns of “armageddon” during the Northern Hemisphere winter.

IHS analyst Edgar Ang told attendees during a virtual presentation on Tuesday that US propane inventories are at a record low and will be extremely tight as cold weather is ahead.

That isn’t good.

Millions of Americans use propane to heat their homes.  So what are those millions of Americans going to do when supplies of propane run out?

If you use propane to heat your home and you don’t have a backup plan, you need to start developing one right now.

As if things weren’t bad enough already, the absurd mandates that our politicians are pushing on all of us threaten to make things far, far worse.

Let me give you just one example

Union Pacific Railroad is the latest company to board the mandatory vaccine train.

The company’s 31,000 employees across 23 states have been given just under two months to comply or face additional consequences.

We are already having enormous problems getting things transported across the country, and trains are a key part of that equation.

So what would happen if thousands upon thousands of highly experienced railroad workers are suddenly railroaded out of their jobs?

Of course similar scenarios will be playing out in industry after industry in the months ahead.

The stage is perfectly being set for so many of the things that I have been warning about, and I am entirely convinced that we will soon see extreme economic pain all across the nation.

In this sort of an economic environment, there is no way that our politicians should even be considering any sort of mandates.

But they are pushing ahead anyway, and we are all going to feel the consequences very deeply.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Rationing.

      The only answer.

    2. Andrea.Iravani. says:

      A monthly print propaganda publication called The Grafton Record, aimed at trying to make Grafton, Wisconsin look legitimate inadvertently reveals how animus the medical mafia has become. The featured couple whose name I shall not disclose stated that last year they called 911 when the husband went into cardiac arrest. An EMT worker in the neighborhood that worked on him said that the husband featured in the article was his only save that survived. Every month the Grafton Record features indivuduals and families in the “community” that they use in attempts to portray life in Grafton the same as The Waltons or Little House on the Prairie, tv shows, and ignores that it is one massive organized crime ring.

      Unsurprisingly, almost every family, couple, or individual that they feature is a Grafton employee, or retired Grafton employee.
      Whaddayaknow?! It is so hoakey! Not the individuals, but the entirity of it in contrast to the reality of it!

      A woman was shot and killed by a Minneapolis cop After calling 911 to report someone being raped in the alley a few years ago. 

      Andrea Iravani

    3. Chris Avalon says:

      Calling in the Guard has nothing to do with supply chain but has a lot to do with Vaccine mandates and gun confiscation

    4. Uh oh empty shelves…no food.

      Yesterday, I grabbed my lunch bag from the cafeteria fridge, opened it up and found a polk salad sandwich. Well, I was sick of polk salad sandwiches, so I grabbed another lunch bag and opened it up. It was three hickory nuts and a hammer.

      Old Depression era joke…

      • Genius says:

        Most all game animals around here have been hunted to extinction. This year I have seen NO deer, NO elk, NO turkeys, No coyotes, NO antelope, NOTHING! Hunting season is like 7 fooking months long. In this area there were like 950 elk archery tags alone! Then you have black powder elk, BP deer, cow elk rifle, bull elk rifle, and on and on and fooking on! My friend is a pro hunter and he only spotted 1 elk! ALL by design to wipe out the wildlife and make a ton of money from stupid ass hunters. BLM rounded up over 90% of the wild horses and sold them to mexican slaughterhouses. However there are a FEW of them left and I hope they breed quick. I would eat wild horse meat all day long! Much better than commercial meat especially pork. I love the animals around me but they have disappeared. Next time I go to the cabin I will take a couple bales of hay for them….

    5. Increasing population, decreasing energy per capita. At some time you reach an inflection point. It’s not rocket science or quantum mechanics. You don’t need to be Einstein to figure it out. If you drive your car towards a brick wall at 100 mph, predicting the future is easy. You will crash. At some point it’s too late to jam on the brakes or swerve…inertia will carry you into the wall regardless.

      Have we reached this point? Maybe not here, but very soon inertia will take over. Ask India, China, the UK, or Europe with no lights and heat this winter and you may get a different answer. You can’t print energy or food. Thermodynamics and the exponential function are in charge.

    6. Andrea.Iravani. says:

      I understand that the Bureaucrats are in danger!

      I volunteered to come up with a slogan propaganda campaign to save the bureaucrats!

      The Surveillance State Loves You to Death! Inspiring Suicide, Addiction, and Abortions Every Day!

      I would really like to exit this f**cked up loonie bin prison planet now. So sick of having to try to survive with the legions of leeches in the surveillance state!

      Please start the euthenasia program tomorrow. I understand that is your goal to depopulate the planet. You may have far more willing volunteers than you realize! I volunteer to get away from this sick planet full of psychos! It would be much better than trying to coexist with you while being tortured, terrorized, and leeched by you! This is intolerable. Oh, forgot to mention all of the school shootings and mass murders that you undoubtedly inspired! If death is the only way to get away from you gad damned f**cking scumbags, sign me up! I’ll take it! It beats the hell out of being around scum like you!

      Whaddayathink about the slogan?

      Andrea Iravani

    7. SlackMavo says:

      I’ll believe it when scrap aluminum price goes to$2/lb.

    8. Genius says:

      The reason for the aluminum shortage is they have been spraying it over everyone like no tomorrow. Expect shortages of barium and strontium soon also….

    9. Christian Soldier says:

      One verse out of the Mighty Word of God can sum this up.

      Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned to hell, and all the nations who forget the Lord.

      Sin against a holy and righteous God has major consequences…

      Buckle up boys and girls, the Lord God is turning up the heat.

    10. Andrea.Iravani. says:

      There is a very strange logo from the group The White Rose AC.UK.

      The logo background black with the outline of a white pyramid imposed over it, and the outline of a geometric representation of white rose with a black pentagon in the center, with a white circle in the middle of the pentagon.

      I have sensed for several years now, with a great deal of facts to back it up that the Europeans want to take control of America. They are extreme globalists. I totally oppose the atrocities that the German Nazis implemented, which is entirely different than opposing nationalism. I do not favor isolationism either. I believe that America should be able to be self-sufficient and only import luxury items, for reasons of national security, economic security, and in order to eliminate an excessive waste of natural resources.

      Europe does not like to admit this, but the truth is that Europe does not have the natural resources or land available to be able to survive.
      That is why Europe has had over a hundred years of history of dragging America into war, and then they try to blame America for it, because America has been stupid enough to do the heavy lifting in a lot of it, for which America would be better off without doing.

      The developing nations are The United States, Canada, Austrailia, and New Zealand.

      I would like to see stronger cooperation between these countries. I am really sick and tired of the sneaky Europeans.

      The logo seems to suggest, that this is a black and white issue, and that all white people all over the world should unite together, supported by the Pentagon, for the white race. The name also implies that they are globalists.

      I do not care if they are white. They are Europeans, not Americans. They are going to have to do more than being white.

      A white rose movement has sprung up in England to stop the medical tyranny and end the scamdemic of the fake virus. This seems to suggest that nationalism must end, which Klaus Schwab has been demanding.

      England does not even have a constitution. It has the Magna Carta, which really does not grant any rights to citizens, and most of it does give very specific rights to nobility and Jews.

      That just does not cut it in my book. Not even close. FU Eurotrash! God Damned fucking Europeans think that all Americans should be their slaves because the Europeans are white. I am white too. Fuck off! You are worse than the Chinese!

      Andrea Iravani

    11. Andrea.Iravani. says:

      Yair Lapid and Anthony Blinken seem to be on a quest for their much needed attitude adjustments since they are, acccording to Lapid, conspiring to attack Iran if Iran does not forfeit not only its nuclear program, but involvement everywhere else in the region, and also forfeit its right to self defense.

      The Chinese have signed a twenty-five year contract to defend Iran militarily, and are itching to give Blinken an attitude adjustment, and they know about Lapid’s destabilizing and disruptive effects in the
      region.

      Lapid is going to spend $1.2 billion to prepare to attack Iran.

      Andrea Iravani

    12. Anonymous says:

      The Nasty Guard…. Need I say more?

    13. Andrea.Iravani. says:

      They are so afraid of germs, despite the fact that they are literally full of shit. Maybe they should stop eating. If they do, they will not be filled with filthy feces.

      “You can tuck it on the inside. You can throw it on the floor. You can wave it on the outside. Like you never did before. You get the diplomatic treatment. You get the force fed future. Get the funk after death. Get the Wisenheimer brainstorm. So don’t you try to hide it. Cause nobody’s gonna buy it. I’m in touch with your world.” – Talking Heads In Touch With Your World Lyrics

      You are filthy creatures that are full of shit! Worry about that!

      Andrea Iravani

    14. cranerigger says:

      Biden & his Parade of Idiots are going to solve the problem. HaHaHaHa………..

    15. Jim in Va. says:

      Watch many of the National Guard walk away or ignore Brandon…

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