"The past few days have seen certain fruits and vegetables 'rationed' by major UK supermarkets," writes Kit Knightly at Off Guardian this week, going on to list several grocery store chains where the rationing was occurring.
"Many – including Justin King, former Sainsbury’s CEO – have jumped at the chance to lay the blame at Brexit’s feet. But that doesn’t make much sense, since Morocco – whence the UK imports a lot of salad vegetables – obviously isn’t in the EU. Further, Ireland has been affected too, plus we’re only 5 months removed from France (and other EU nations) facing their own 'catastrophic food shortages,'" Knightley continued.
The author suggests that while one side of the Brexit divide blames the shortages on the weather, the real reason for the shortages is that they have been engineered. Knightly then implies that the "establishment narrative" about climate change is being used to distract from the true cause of the shortages. Knightly also mentions the "toilet paper fiasco" at the beginning of the pandemic as an example of a possible psy-op, or psychological operation, that created the appearance of a shortage.
How to create a tomato shortage...
1) Tell people there's a tomato shortage.
2) People panic buy tomatoes.
3) There's a tomato shortage.
Don't be part of it folks.
— Dr Zoe Harcombe, PhD (@zoeharcombe) February 27, 2023
The deliberate inflation of oil and gas prices has caused a surge in the cost of producing, harvesting, and transporting crops. Additionally, the price of fertilizer has also increased due to a manufactured shortage. Although these issues are being attributed to the war in Ukraine, they existed before the conflict (as previously covered here and here). This was extensively discussed when reports of "food shortages" first emerged in the spring, Knightly continued.
"Speaking of Ukraine, it’s currently easier to get tomatoes in war-torn Kherson than in London. That’s the reality we’re being presented with," the columnist wrote.
No tomato shortage here - but I’m in Kherson, a frontline Ukrainian city that gets shelled by the Russians daily, not a British supermarket. pic.twitter.com/FFbVAf1zHC
— Lindsey Hilsum (@lindseyhilsum) February 23, 2023
In short, Knightly suggested, the current rationing of certain products in UK supermarkets is part of a confusing and inconsistent narrative. While Brexit and weather have been cited as reasons for the shortages, these explanations don't entirely make sense. Additionally, the rationing appears to be affecting some stores and places but not others.
According to a farmer, supermarkets could fill the gap in imports by purchasing domestically grown produce, but they are reportedly unwilling to pay for the added costs. The normalization of empty shelves and rationing suggests that there may be an underlying purpose to the food shortage narrative.
Social commentator Neil Oliver summarized what is going on in a recent monologue for his GBNews program:
They’re rationing tomatoes in the supermarkets. We’re told it’s about supply chains, bad weather and the price of heating, but right now, in terms of the messaging, I suspect it’s more about pushing the word – rationing. Less about any believable shortage of food and more about getting us used to hearing the word. No doubt, if experience is anything to go by, the rest will come later. My money says the rationing app for our smartphones is already sitting on a hard drive somewhere, ready when we are.
For now, it’s more of a familiar process of psychological manipulation. Get us acquainted with the general idea of food scarcity so that we’re well-primed when the planned reality is unrolled. We were given the same treatment with words like “lockdown” and “pandemic”, “mandate” and “denier”. Nudge, nudge. Rationing is a word from our parents’ and grandparents’ generation, a bit like “War in Europe” and “Fascist” and now they’re back in fashion once more. Rationing, I ask you, while the landfills swell with fresh food dumped every day.
The globalists running Western civilization hate Western civilization, and they are engineering its collapse because you can't control free people.