I am skeptical about this whole "hacker-ransomware" narrative.
None of this ever happened before our country started on the fast-track to communism in the COVID19 and election theft era.
I recall stories about the Soviet Union having shortages of pretty mush everything (also a feature in Orwell's account), and how when Gorbachev came to visit Reagan, they wanted to visit a grocery store, and were awed by the aisles of food.
In other words, last year, we had meat shortages (all processing plants closed because of COVID), which in turn inspired supermarket runs on other items, like toilet paper, disinfectant, medical, canned foods, and other essential supplies.
Now all of a sudden, pipelines are allegedly being hacked, causing gas shortages.
It makes me wonder if we aren't just being slowly conditioned to accept shortages (which also have the benefit for the powers that be of making us even more dependent upon government assistance.
And of course, now with these federal child tax credits taking the form of periodic welfare payments beginning in July, we're practically socialist already.
Shortages of essentials is part of the punishment the rich party members inflict upon the goyim.