In the coming weeks, months and years too, we are going to experience shortages of everything that we are used to being able to buy.
The shortages will not only affect the things that come from outside of this Country. And many of us will be surprised by just how many of these there really are.
The shortages will also affect the things that are still made and produced in this Country – such as very basic foods that are produced and grown even very close to our homes.
The reason for these shortages is that the system that we have become used to and that we take for granted, is now beginning to break.
Once we have accepted that the collapse of the system is not a problem that will be fixed – which will take us all a period of time, there will be a further period of time where necessary changes have to be made to everything and a new system of supply is developed that can be relied upon and that is balanced, fair and works in the best interests of everyone.
Some of the shortages will be temporary.
In some cases, the shortages will be perhaps as short as just a few days.
But in terms of many of the things that we believe we need, but actually want, the shortages will be permanent.
Production resources that we have available here will be re-tasked to growing and producing the foods and the things that we all actually need, as opposed to the things that some of us think we need, but only want.
Think of the first weeks of Lockdown, when ‘panic buying’ left people unable to bake things or wipe their bum.
Roll that idea out across everything you really need to eat, drink and take care of yourself each day, and that is a reflection of the experience we will all have, that is to come.