The country is torn between the claws of a paradox. It is literally being strangled by a flurry of petrodollars spilled all over it, which leads us to guess there is an abundant supply of goods and yet, at the same time, a significant shortage of food products in particular. It is something inexplicable, in light of reason. If there is enough money to buy stuff, as much locally as abroad, why toilet paper, for example, as indispensable as food, has suddenly become nearly a luxury item?
This is always the outcome of command economies. I’d laugh at you for being the chumps you’ve proven yourself to be, but for the fact that I fear we here in America are heading down the same awful rathole.