If you are dependent on someone else for anything that sustains your life, you will do almost anything that person tells you to do to support yourself or your family. In National Socialist Germany, one of the methods the government in power would obtain compliance was through food rations. If they found out someone in the area wasn’t complying with a certain order, the National Socialists would deny everyone food rations and tell them the food rations would be reinstated when their neighbor was in compliance. This made enforcement of tyranny much simpler than if they had to be everywhere and see everything.
If we wish to remain free, we have to be able to have multiple channels of self sufficiency. One of those is food storage and emergency preparedness.
Ben Interviews the author of 7 Prep steps about mistakes people make in food storage and how economic independence can make us more free from government intrusion https://www.foodstoragedepot.com/