MMT what it is and why we should be VERY worried!

MMT = Modern Monetary Theory. In short, MMT is where a sovereign country like the U.S. can spend, tax, and borrow in a fiat currency that they fully control; and that country is not fiscally constrained by revenues when it comes to federal government spending. Yes, means the government can borrow ad infinitum…without end or limits.

And for the record…there is nothing “modern” about it. The first major trial run of MMT was in China about 1200 years ago and lasted for a couple hundred years till it…ah, well, that’s the point I will make.

First of all a simple definition of “fiat currency” if you don’t mind. Fiat currency:

  1. Has no intrinsic value.
  2. Has no commodity backing its value.
  3. The government controls its value and availability.
  4. Is controlled by a central bank (i.e. Federal Reserve in the USA).
  5. Its only true value is two parties (i.e. buyer & seller) agreeing on its value through the exchange of goods and/or services.
  6. It loses value in times of devaluation.
  7. It loses value in times of inflation.
  8. Becomes worthless in times of hyperinflation.
  9. Becomes worthless when the public/citizens or other governments lose faith/trust in the government issuing the fiat currency.

Now, back to China. About 1200 years ago the first real example of fiat currency evolved. The new dynasty of China decided to issue “notes” or paper money to replace the copper coins that had been in use. It was far more convenient to transact business and the government backed its value with their “word” and “honor”, and their ability to tax. The country did well and the economy grew nicely, employment was good, and  the country generally thrived.

So the government printed more notes and began putting more and more money into the economy. The economy boomed! Then they decided to print large amounts of money and put it into their economy through spending for large infrastructure projects. And the economy really boomed…for a bit!

One day…well, the economy stopped booming. The people lost faith and trust in the government because the prices of everything kept going up. With faith and trust in the government waning people became wary of the paper currency. Goods and services began to be more expensive because people had less faith in the paper money and wanted more of it to offset their risk of it failing. This cycle continued for a couple short years until the economy collapsed.

What followed was simple and predictable…poverty, civil unrest, government “law & order”, and then the dynasty collapsed.

This cycle has been repeated many times in history. In modern times we have the perfect example of such a MMT cycle in the form of Germany, the Weimar Republic. Beginning in 1918 the Republic began implementation of fiat currency and MMT. The 1920’s were a roaring success…till it wasn’t. October 1929 struck with the collapse of the US stock market. That collapse quickly spread around the world. And it hit the Weimar Republic like a ton of bricks.

Since the Weimar Republic was only about a decade old it didn’t have the ability to react well to the stock market problem…inflation hit and soon turned into hyperinflation. This move through inflation to hyperinflation occurred because people/citizens didn’t have enough faith or trust in their government to correct economic problems. And for good reason, their government kept printing large amounts of money, poured it into the economy, began large infrastructure projects, etc.

As the Wiemar Republic fell to pieces it was the perfect opportunity for a strong and charismatic leader to pull the country together to make Germany great again.

With convincing arguments that Germans were the best and brightest in the world, he got their attention and loyalty. With convincing cries of nationalism he got their devotion. Hence, Adolph Hitler rose to power and took over Germany by 1933. His efforts had began over 10 years earlier but were for the most part ignored…until financial problems hit their country. Then Hitler’s influence and power flourished, as did his political career. A short 6 years later Hitler plunged most of the known world into World War II.

Total deaths during WWII came to 60 – 80 million people. And far more injuries than that. So about 4% of the world’s population died…4% of the world’s population!!!

So what is my point?

MMT has never been successful in the history of the world. It has failed 100% of the time…and has caused innumerable wars, including a world war just 80 years ago.

Now, you may say that the USA has been a successful MMT implementer…because times are different and we are different. Really?

In my article (SitRep – 3/1/2021) I wrote extensively on the USA and its use of fiat currency. To make a long and boring story short…in 2020 it took $840 to equal the value of $1 in 1900. Yup, that is 840% inflation! That is averaging 7% per year. In theoretical terms that 7% inflation rate is 3.5 times higher than the standard that economists feel is safe.

And remember what China did all those years ago…printed increasing amounts of money to pour into the economy. And they spent large amounts of money on infrastructure project just a few short years before their collapse. What does that have to do with us in the good ole USA?

In the last 13 months 40% of the entire money supply of the USA has been created. Yup, the Federal Reserve and the US Government simply created 40% of all US dollars that exist today…and they did that in the last 13 months. Another way to look at it…almost half of all the US dollars floating around right now simply didn’t exist in 2019.

And approximately 60% of all money that the US Government is now spending through its budget is “created” money. Approximately 100% of all stimulus money is “created” money.

The Proposed Biden/Harris infrastructure plan will be “created” money. And if the proposal passes as now outlined…not only is there the “funny money” creation issue…it will also pull billions and billions of dollars out of private hands and transfer that wealth to the US government. Does that sound like another step of MMT?

 

Now, let me recap…MMT always follows the same path:

  1. Government implements fiat currency.
  2. Government runs large budget deficits.
  3. Government acquires larger and larger national debt.
  4. Inflation begins.
  5. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  6. Depression begins.
  7. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  8. Poverty increases.
  9. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  10. Civil unrest begins.
  11. Government attempts to quell/crush civil unrest.
  12. Hyperinflation begins.
  13. Unemployment grows, poverty grows, civil unrest grows.
  14. Government takes drastic actions (i.e. Nazi Germany starts a world war).
  15. Government falls and collapses.

And what we know as historic fact:

  • The total fiat currency cycle can run from 11 – 250 years.
  • Normally, from the hyper-printing of currency to government collapse is about 5 years +/-.

And we know these facts about the United States:

  • The US government has used paper currency for 200+ years.
  • Gold stopped being used as currency approximately 140 years ago.
  • The US has been running large annual inflation rates for 120 years.
  • The US dollar became official full-on fiat currency in 1971 when Nixon discontinued the redemption of dollars for gold…50 years ago.

Quick reality check…

Now remember this, it is absolute fact that the US Government began the “hyper-printing” of currency about 13 months ago.

As I see it…the US’s implementation of MMT is following the same path of every other government that has implemented. The same historically proven path that was started 1200 years ago!!!

As for me and my house…we are preparing.

What are you doing?


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Who is US Surgeon General Vivek Hallegere Murthy?

Well, knowing that information is vital in understanding what Murthy did on the 14th of July and why…and under the direction of whom.

Once you know a little about his background the answers to all of those questions, what/why/whom, become painfully obvious…and even far more sinister than you might have previously thought. I leave conclusions up to you but I will share my opinion at the end.

Easy Murthy stuff first:

  • He born in England
  • His parents born in India
  • He moved to America in 1980, age of 3, along with his family
  • Attended all the best Ivory League schools…Harvard, Yale, etc.
  • Did his medical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, two of the most prestigious medical facilities in the world

Sounds almost dream-like, like someone was looking out for him…a mentor guiding him through life.

And now it gets interesting…Murthy also earned an MBA from Yale School of Management. And while working on his MBA he received a fellowship from The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. And as you are now probably guessing…Paul Soros is the older brother of George Soros. And yes…that George Soros. The one who is arguably one of the most evil men that has walked the earth in the last 100 years. Soros worked with Nazis to round up Jews for the death camps, financially overthrown a couple European countries, etc.  But most of all…the Soros family has funded the most radical and extreme of progressive/liberal causes the world has ever known. AND FYI…the Soviets had information that Paul Soros was actually a Nazi SS officer. Which, if true, would make sense since his brother George Soros worked closely with the Nazi SS.

And so it begins…the link of Murthy to extremism and radicalism the likes the world has never known. But, it gets worse.

One of Murthy’s major life accomplishment is this…he co-founded and served as President of “Doctors for Obama” which became “Doctors for America”. And it is important to note that yes, that Obama…the one that in his own words stated he was a racist. But worse yet…Obama from his own mouth openly espoused Marxist ideology and promoted the same.

He did such a good job for Obama, advocating for socialized medicine and promoting ObamaCare, that Obama appointed him as US Surgeon General during his term as President.

And of course since Biden is little more than a stooge…Murthy got a second go at the post of US Surgeon General. And we see that Murthy is wasting no time in continuing to promote socialist/marxist and authoritarian principles and ideals. And thus he marches on to subjugate the American people even more.

Doesn’t this all gets very interesting when you connect the dots?

So here is my opinion on who US Surgeon General Vivek Hallegere Murthy really is…

  1. He is a globalist, elitist, and raised to be part of the ruling class.
  2. He is very intelligent and an successful activist.
  3. He has close personal and professional ties to the most radical and extremist elements in the world.
  4. Some of the most evil people in the world believe in him and have openly supported him.
  5. He is a dedicated socialist/Marxist.
  6. And most of all…he is a true believer in authoritarianism and dedicated to the implementation of such in the USA.

And all of that makes him a very dangerous man. Do not discount what he is capable of. And most of all…Know who is running our country!


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EXTREME DANGER !

Three of the most significant indicators/signs of an authoritarian/totalitarian regime is the controlling of media, promoting government propaganda, and suppressing voices of opposition.

A person only needs look to countries such as the former Soviet Union, current Russia, China, and North Korea to see the most fully implemented examples of such behavior. And the European Union countries are examples of almost fully implemented authoritarian media controls. But here in the USA the First Amendment has protected, for the most part, our right to free speech for over 230 years…until now.

Let’s be honest…the media has been earnestly bullied and attacked since the Nixon years. And since Clinton the effort to transform the media into an extension of the government propaganda arm has become serious and focused. Every President since Nixon has gone after the media and the people therein…some Presidents with gusto, others more subtly. And for the most part, the media has complied and become little more than shills for the US federal government.

And to be fair, there are a couple major media outlets that still maintain some margin of objectivity and fairness in reporting. However, and unfortunately, they tend to be conservative agenda driven organizations. And being such, almost exclusively promote a conservative agenda vs true objectivity.

The US government has for the most part been discreet, subtle, and used subterfuge to bring the media into compliance. However, they are not above using threats, intimidation, and the legal system to bring the most wayward of media under their control. The most recent example is the NSA’s spying on Tucker Carlson. But Carlson is not alone…the NSA has been well-documented to be spying on all of us. But government spying on media personnel is especially troublesome.  And for this article I won’t even begin to discuss the truly troubling programs the FBI has and is using against specific journalists.

Now to my point…On July 14th, 2021 the US Government went from subtle anti-free speech program towards full blown censorship. On 7/14 the US Surgeon General released a report outlining how big technology companies, especially social media platforms, are to censor any dissenting speech that falls outside of federal government approval. While stopping short of criminalizing dissenting speech, the government declared exactly how big-tech was to use all methods at its disposal to silence dissension.

This is no small development…actually, it is the largest single outright blatant attack on the US Constitution and Bill of Rights that I can remember in my lifetime. This is a huge development, although not a surprise at all for those who have been reading my website for even a few months.

I have been writing extensively about the federal government’s efforts to destroy the Constitution for a very long time. I have outlined how big-tech was nothing more a tool of the US government, both working towards the same goal. This latest move is simply a blatant public release of the goal the federal government of the United States, with the assistance of big-tech, is moving us towards. And that goal…a solid and unchallengeable authoritarian/totalitarian state.

The most dangerous specifics in the policy statement:

  1. Page #11 –
    1. All media companies and journalism schools are to train personnel to identify any information source that doesn’t conform to federal government “truth.”
    2. Use only information, including graphics, that will keep public opinion in-line with what information the federal government is promoting.
  2. Page #12 –
    1. Change their technology software and hardware to ensure that any “misinformation” is identified and suppressed.
    2. Identify all users who dissent from federal government propaganda and make that information available to all government personnel, government compliant media sources, and government approved academic personnel.
    3. Penalize anyone and everyone who the federal government has identified as “repeat offenders” of misinformation.
    4. Identify misinformation and move to counter that content with an overwhelming amount of content that is compliant with federal government propaganda.
    5. Promote media sources of complaint information over dissenting sources.
    6. Protect cooperative federal government media sources from any information that would challenge or discredit them.
  3. Page #14 –
    1. The promotion of extensive private funding towards any and all organizations that promotes federal government propaganda.
  4. Page #15 –
    1. Directs all levels of government to comply with the federal government propaganda promotion program, including the promotion of all compliant sources and the penalization of all dissenting speech and sources.

Yes, there are more statement points to be made that prove beyond even a shadow of a doubt that the US government is now actively, publicly, blatantly, and seriously going public in their program to  crush any dissenting speech. Meaning…the US Government is now openly suppressing/eliminating free speech. Free Speech…the most fundamental of God-given rights guaranteed to us under the Bill of Rights.

I have written repeatedly that from the perspective of the US Government, and its renegade agencies (FBI, NSA, CIA, DIA, DHS, etc.), the US Constitution is dead and gone. Period!

The only saving of the US Constitution will come from dedicated and committed people willing to give all to defend its principles.

The US Government, all branches, have no desire whatsoever to uphold the Constitution. That has been made clear by decades of eliminating rights, freedoms, and liberties. Till now they have been the evil lurking and working in the shadows…but that has now changed. They have now moved into the full light of day…unafraid of showing their evil for exactly what it is!

I want to state clearly, and hear me clearly… on the 14th of July, 2021 the US Federal Government, under the direction of an authoritarian Biden/Harris regime, made it public that they are now working openly to eliminate ALL rights that have been previously guaranteed under the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And they started with the most fundamental and the most needed right of all…Free Speech.

This latest version of an authoritarian regime is the most extreme in philosophy and action than anything previously seen in the USA. This is the most major and significant -and dangerous- step ever taken in modern times to subjugate the citizens of the US to the point of no return.

For those of you who are aware and informed…this is the FULL implementation of “1984”… make no doubt about it.

Where do they go from here? I am not 100% sure…but it will become obvious fairly soon. This bold step towards the destruction of the last vestiges of the US Constitution is a major mile post…one that will be followed up rather quickly by those dark and evil powers that now control every aspect of the US federal government.

Now, one more extremely disturbing point…I am sure you are aware, but let me remind you…The US Surgeon General holds the rank of Vice-Admiral. Yup, that means they are a member of the 8 branches of the armed/uniformed services of the United States of America.

I told you earlier this year that we have lost the military…this recent move makes it crystal clear that the US uniformed services no longer honors their oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Those organizations are now rogue…and working openly against US citizens.

Once again…YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Take such actions to prepare yourself, your family, your congregations, and your communities against further implementation of authoritarianism. Failure to act now ensures you will have to comply with their demands in the future…and become nothing more than sheeple.


Who is US Surgeon General Vivek Hallegere Murthy? <click here to find out>


Note: I am attaching the official full report (US government PDF file) for you to research and conclude your own opinions. < click here for the OFFICIAL-surgeon-general-confronting-health-misinformation July 14 2021 statement>


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Head’s Up! : The Economy

A senior economist at one of the oldest conservative think tanks in America and a former International Monetary Fund economist just declared that “America’s inflation is beginning to resemble a Latin American country.” He also stated “The U.S. is in a very bad position from a long-term point of view. I don’t see how this can end well when we’re running [annual] budget deficits something like 15 percent of GDP.” He then went on to say, “We are seeing the money supply now growing well over 20 percent year-over-year.”

Two Wall Street reporters wrote recently that “The pandemic has pushed global government debt to the highest level since World War II, surpassing the world’s annual economic output.” Yes, that means that the world debt to world GDP is over 100%!! That is very, very dangerous territory.

Also only a couple days ago two more WSJ reports wrote that America is entering a transitional phase of higher prices, higher inflation, and higher interest rates that we’ve had in decades and decades. Now, there are two points that I want to bring out; 1) I was around on those “decades” that they are referring to…mortgage interest rates were in the teens to twenties and credit card rates were 20 – 40%, 2) did you read the word “transitional” in that statement? Their words not mine. Our economy is transitioning…and you know what it is transitioning into…and it is bad, very, very bad.

The world economy is about to really, really suck. In a nut shell emerging countries went heavily into debt…$86trillion that we know about. And that debt is at astonishingly low interest rates thank to the Federal Reserve and other central banks (foreign government federal reserves). Now that the Fed and central banks are starting to raise interest rates with discussion of notably higher interest rates to curb inflation…well, most (if not all) of those emerging countries will not be able to refinance their current debt debt and no means to payoff the debt.

When that occurs those countries go into default. When they go into default then there is a run on that country’s economy. And when that occurs…1) they go bankrupt and the loss of those trillions of debt hit investors like they’ve never been hit before, 2) the US and other G7 countries will have to loan them more money at special rates…meaning that the G7 countries print more money…meaning that global inflation gets even worse.

And then there is Deutsche Bank…one of the largest banks in the world…a favorite of the global ruling elite. They consist of private banking, corporate banking, investment banking, and asset management. Their total assets…in the multiple of $trillions!! And who happens to be the #1 shareholder? BlackRock. And just FYI…BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the US…and handles the investments of federal employees. Well, what did Deutsche Bank have to say that caught my attention?

On June 10th they issued a “dire economic warning for America”, “…we could be on the brink of excruciating economic pain.” They added statements such as “…the very role of government in the economy, is undergoing its biggest shift in direction in 40 years” “We have seen this happen many times over the past century. From Weimar Germany to present-day Venezuela, massive money printing never works and always spurs out-of-control inflation.”

Once again, two key points; 1) they clearly intimated that we could be looking at a Weimar Republic collapse situation…that lead to the rise of Hitler, 2) they also stated that the federal government’s role in the economy is shifting…transitioning.

Then again on the 14th, “Further disregarding inflation will push the global economy to a major crisis, according to the latest report issued by Deutsche Bank economists who point the finger at the US money-printing policies.” “By the end of this year [2021], we will have twice the number of dollars in circulation compared to 2019.” “Inflation is a construct of Wall Street and endless money printing to feed the beast. Without Wall Street, there would be next to no inflation because the actual market of producers and consumers of goods and materials would set the price.”

As if you don’t already know…the US economy is collapsing. No, it hasn’t collapsed…it is collapsing. And while many call it inflation I clearly and unequivocally claim it is devaluation…the US dollar becoming less valuable.

You must prepare now for the economic collapse. I outlined some things you should consider <click here>

If you want to read the clarity of the economic situation <click here to read>

Now, if you have been paying attention to my guidance over the years you’ve learned to ask two questions whenever you are presented with information. 1) Who gains money?, 2) Who gains  power?

So you have one of the largest banks (Deutsche Bank) in the world release a warning about the US economy and global inflation…and predicting the collapse of the US as we know it. Then you have one of the largest financial media outlets (Wall Street Journal) doing virtually the same thing. And of course a world renown conservative economist doing the same. And they’ve done it within the last month. Huummmm……..

Now, you ask yourself those questions in regards to the information they released; 1) Who gains  money?, 2) Who gains power? But, remember…it will be the “actions” of people acting on that information that is important when considering the questions.

But, there was a somewhat hidden tidbit of consistent information woven in all that information…government role/involvement and transition. And therein lies a HUGE key to all of this.

But, the most important piece of information…each warned of a collapse. And if you listen to Deutsche Bank who was around at the time of Germany’s collapse and the rise of Hitler…well, they just might have a little experience under their belt in that arena. Considering they directly equated it to our situation today…something to consider…seriously consider.

All of that is just 4 short years. Then a world war 6 years after that. Nine years…from start…to hell itself.

Now, hear me…hear me clearly…I’ve been warning my website readers for years and years exactly what has been and is going on. None of this should be any surprise. But, here is the rub…

YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT YOU & YOUR FAMILY OR ALL OF MY WARNINGS ARE WORTHLESS !!!

 

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Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It

note: This is a reprint of another author’s article. It is extremely informative. I believe it is a must read for you if you have any desire to combat Marxism, Socialism, racism, and the continued overthrow of the United States of America.


Christopher F. Rufo
Founder and Director, Battlefront


Christopher F. Rufo is founder and director of Battlefront, a public policy research center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a former Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. As executive director at the Documentary Foundation, he has directed four films for PBS, including most recently America Lost, which explores life in Youngstown, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, and Stockton, California. He is also a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers topics including critical race theory, homelessness, addiction, and crime.


Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. It’s time for this to change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.

In explaining critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism. Originally, the Marxist Left built its political program on the theory of class conflict. Marx believed that the primary characteristic of industrial societies was the imbalance of power between capitalists and workers. The solution to that imbalance, according to Marx, was revolution: the workers would eventually gain consciousness of their plight, seize the means of production, overthrow the capitalist class, and usher in a new socialist society.

During the 20th century, a number of regimes underwent Marxist-style revolutions, and each ended in disaster. Socialist governments in the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Cuba, and elsewhere racked up a body count of nearly 100 million of their own people. They are remembered for their gulags, show trials, executions, and mass starvations. In practice, Marx’s ideas unleashed man’s darkest brutalities.

By the mid-1960s, Marxist intellectuals in the West had begun to acknowledge these failures. They recoiled at revelations of Soviet atrocities and came to realize that workers’ revolutions would never occur in Western Europe or the United States, where there were large middle classes and rapidly improving standards of living. Americans in particular had never developed a sense of class consciousness or class division. Most Americans believed in the American dream—the idea that they could transcend their origins through education, hard work, and good citizenship.

But rather than abandon their Leftist political project, Marxist scholars in the West simply adapted their revolutionary theory to the social and racial unrest of the 1960s. Abandoning Marx’s economic dialectic of capitalists and workers, they substituted race for class and sought to create a revolutionary coalition of the dispossessed based on racial and ethnic categories.

Fortunately, the early proponents of this revolutionary coalition in the U.S. lost out in the 1960s to the civil rights movement, which sought instead the fulfillment of the American promise of freedom and equality under the law. Americans preferred the idea of improving their country to that of overthrowing it. The vision of Martin Luther King, Jr., President Johnson’s pursuit of the Great Society, and the restoration of law and order promised by President Nixon in his 1968 campaign defined the post-1960s American political consensus.

But the radical Left has proved resilient and enduring—which is where critical race theory comes in.

WHAT IT IS

Critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, over the past decade it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions. It has been injected into government agencies, public school systems, teacher training programs, and corporate human resources departments in the form of diversity training programs, human resources modules, public policy frameworks, and school curricula.

There are a series of euphemisms deployed by its supporters to describe critical race theory, including “equity,” “social justice,” “diversity and inclusion,” and “culturally responsive teaching.” Critical race theorists, masters of language construction, realize that “neo-Marxism” would be a hard sell. Equity, on the other hand, sounds non-threatening and is easily confused with the American principle of equality. But the distinction is vast and important. Indeed, equality—the principle proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, defended in the Civil War, and codified into law with the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965—is explicitly rejected by critical race theorists. To them, equality represents “mere nondiscrimination” and provides “camouflage” for white supremacy, patriarchy, and oppression.

In contrast to equality, equity as defined and promoted by critical race theorists is little more than reformulated Marxism. In the name of equity, UCLA Law Professor and critical race theorist Cheryl Harris has proposed suspending private property rights, seizing land and wealth and redistributing them along racial lines. Critical race guru Ibram X. Kendi, who directs the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, has proposed the creation of a federal Department of Antiracism. This department would be independent of (i.e., unaccountable to) the elected branches of government, and would have the power to nullify, veto, or abolish any law at any level of government and curtail the speech of political leaders and others who are deemed insufficiently “antiracist.”

One practical result of the creation of such a department would be the overthrow of capitalism, since according to Kendi, “In order to truly be antiracist, you also have to truly be anti-capitalist.” In other words, identity is the means and Marxism is the end.

An equity-based form of government would mean the end not only of private property, but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority. Historically, the accusation of “anti-Americanism” has been overused. But in this case, it’s not a matter of interpretation—critical race theory prescribes a revolutionary program that would overturn the principles of the Declaration and destroy the remaining structure of the Constitution.

HOW IT WORKS

What does critical race theory look like in practice? Last year, I authored a series of reports focused on critical race theory in the federal government. The FBI was holding workshops on intersectionality theory. The Department of Homeland Security was telling white employees they were committing “microinequities” and had been “socialized into oppressor roles.” The Treasury Department held a training session telling staff members that “virtually all white people contribute to racism” and that they must convert “everyone in the federal government” to the ideology of “antiracism.” And the Sandia National Laboratories, which designs America’s nuclear arsenal, sent white male executives to a three-day reeducation camp, where they were told that “white male culture” was analogous to the “KKK,” “white supremacists,” and “mass killings.” The executives were then forced to renounce their “white male privilege” and write letters of apology to fictitious women and people of color.

This year, I produced another series of reports focused on critical race theory in education. In Cupertino, California, an elementary school forced first-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, and rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” In Springfield, Missouri, a middle school forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix,” based on the idea that straight, white, English-speaking, Christian males are members of the oppressor class and must atone for their privilege and “covert white supremacy.” In Philadelphia, an elementary school forced fifth-graders to celebrate “Black communism” and simulate a Black Power rally to free 1960s radical Angela Davis from prison, where she had once been held on charges of murder. And in Seattle, the school district told white teachers that they are guilty of “spirit murder” against black children and must “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgement of [their] thieved inheritance.”

I’m just one investigative journalist, but I’ve developed a database of more than 1,000 of these stories. When I say that critical race theory is becoming the operating ideology of our public institutions, it is not an exaggeration—from the universities to bureaucracies to k-12 school systems, critical race theory has permeated the collective intelligence and decision-making process of American government, with no sign of slowing down.

This is a revolutionary change. When originally established, these government institutions were presented as neutral, technocratic, and oriented towards broadly-held perceptions of the public good. Today, under the increasing sway of critical race theory and related ideologies, they are being turned against the American people. This isn’t limited to the permanent bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., but is true as well of institutions in the states, even in red states, and it is spreading to county public health departments, small Midwestern school districts, and more. This ideology will not stop until it has devoured all of our institutions.

FUTILE RESISTANCE

Thus far, attempts to halt the encroachment of critical race theory have been ineffective. There are a number of reasons for this.

First, too many Americans have developed an acute fear of speaking up about social and political issues, especially those involving race. According to a recent Gallup poll, 77 percent of conservatives are afraid to share their political beliefs publicly. Worried about getting mobbed on social media, fired from their jobs, or worse, they remain quiet, largely ceding the public debate to those pushing these anti-American ideologies. Consequently, the institutions themselves become monocultures: dogmatic, suspicious, and hostile to a diversity of opinion. Conservatives in both the federal government and public school systems have told me that their “equity and inclusion” departments serve as political offices, searching for and stamping out any dissent from the official orthodoxy.

Second, critical race theorists have constructed their argument like a mousetrap. Disagreement with their program becomes irrefutable evidence of a dissenter’s “white fragility,” “unconscious bias,” or “internalized white supremacy.” I’ve seen this projection of false consciousness on their opponents play out dozens of times in my reporting. Diversity trainers will make an outrageous claim—such as “all whites are intrinsically oppressors” or “white teachers are guilty of spirit murdering black children”—and then when confronted with disagreement, they adopt a patronizing tone and explain that participants who feel “defensiveness” or “anger” are reacting out of guilt and shame. Dissenters are instructed to remain silent, “lean into the discomfort,” and accept their “complicity in white supremacy.”

Third, Americans across the political spectrum have failed to separate the premise of critical race theory from its conclusion. Its premise—that American history includes slavery and other injustices, and that we should examine and learn from that history—is undeniable. But its revolutionary conclusion—that America was founded on and defined by racism and that our founding principles, our Constitution, and our way of life should be overthrown—does not rightly, much less necessarily, follow.

Fourth and finally, the writers and activists who have had the courage to speak out against critical race theory have tended to address it on the theoretical level, pointing out the theory’s logical contradictions and dishonest account of history. These criticisms are worthy and good, but they move the debate into the academic realm, which is friendly terrain for proponents of critical race theory. They fail to force defenders of this revolutionary ideology to defend the practical consequences of their ideas in the realm of politics.

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

No longer simply an academic matter, critical race theory has become a tool of political power. To borrow a phrase from the Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, it is fast achieving “cultural hegemony” in America’s public institutions. More and more, it is driving the vast machinery of the state and society. If we want to succeed in opposing it, we must address it politically at every level.

Critical race theorists must be confronted with and forced to speak to the facts. Do they support public schools separating first-graders into groups of “oppressors” and “oppressed”? Do they support mandatory curricula teaching that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism”? Do they support public schools instructing white parents to become “white traitors” and advocate for “white abolition”? Do they want those who work in government to be required to undergo this kind of reeducation? How about managers and workers in corporate America? How about the men and women in our military? How about every one of us?

There are three parts to a successful strategy to defeat the forces of critical race theory: governmental action, grassroots mobilization, and an appeal to principle.

We already see examples of governmental action. Last year, one of my reports led President Trump to issue an executive order banning critical race theory-based training programs in the federal government. President Biden rescinded this order on his first day in office, but it provides a model for governors and municipal leaders to follow. This year, several state legislatures have introduced bills to achieve the same goal: preventing public institutions from conducting programs that stereotype, scapegoat, or demean people on the basis of race. And I have organized a coalition of attorneys to file lawsuits against schools and government agencies that impose critical race theory-based programs on grounds of the First Amendment (which protects citizens from compelled speech), the Fourteenth Amendment (which provides equal protection under the law), and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race).

On the grassroots level, a multiracial and bipartisan coalition is emerging to do battle against critical race theory. Parents are mobilizing against racially divisive curricula in public schools and employees are increasingly speaking out against Orwellian reeducation in the workplace. When they see what is happening, Americans are naturally outraged that critical race theory promotes three ideas—race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation—which violate the basic principles of equality and justice. Anecdotally, many Chinese-Americans have told me that having survived the Cultural Revolution in their former country, they refuse to let the same thing happen here. 

In terms of principles, we need to employ our own moral language rather than allow ourselves to be confined by the categories of critical race theory. For example, we often find ourselves debating “diversity.” Diversity as most of us understand it is generally good, all things being equal, but it is of secondary value. We should be talking about and aiming at excellence, a common standard that challenges people of all backgrounds to achieve their potential. On the scale of desirable ends, excellence beats diversity every time.

Similarly, in addition to pointing out the dishonesty of the historical narrative on which critical race theory is predicated, we must promote the true story of America—a story that is honest about injustices in American history, but that places them in the context of our nation’s high ideals and the progress we have made towards realizing them. Genuine American history is rich with stories of achievements and sacrifices that will move the hearts of Americans—in stark contrast to the grim and pessimistic narrative pressed by critical race theorists.

Above all, we must have courage—the fundamental virtue required in our time. Courage to stand and speak the truth. Courage to withstand epithets. Courage to face the mob. Courage to shrug off the scorn of the elites. When enough of us overcome the fear that currently prevents so many from speaking out, the hold of critical race theory will begin to slip. And courage begets courage. It’s easy to stop a lone dissenter; it’s much harder to stop 10, 20, 100, 1,000, 1,000,000, or more who stand up together for the principles of America.

Truth and justice are on our side. If we can muster the courage, we will win.

 

source: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/critical-race-theory-fight/
 

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4th of July – Independence Day 2021

4th-0note: While this article has been posted in previous years, I am posting it again this year because it applies…maybe even more so. And yes, I tried to do some more editing to make it read easier and flow better…and apply even more to our current 2021 situation in America.

2021 note: I would like you to seriously consider where your principles stand; your commitment to the morals. ethics, and concepts as outlined by the Declaration of Independence. In 2020/2021 we’ve seen two tragic things; 1) a huge overstep of all levels of government to control the citizens of this great country, 2) a monumental compliance of sheeple that should shake you to your very core. As we celebrate this holiday please take time to consider just how committed you are to the; 1) Republic (USA), 2) true freedom and the responsibility that goes with it, 3) the Declaration of Independence, 4) your willingness to act. Think about this…All the food and water storage in the world won’t mean a thing without a core set of principles that guide you and your family.

Independence Day (a.k.a. 4th of July) historically July 4th is the day for celebrating declaring independence from Great Britain. However, on July 2, 1776 the American Revolution leadership declared the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain after the American Congress had voted to do so. And the 4th is when they  actually signed the document. So the 4th of July is actually more about the Declaration of Independence becoming our first American historical document. For me…I would love to celebrate the 2nd – the 4th of July !!

And it is good to remember, open warfare had broken out a year earlier between the tyrannical British government military and American freedom fighters.

So if this holiday, the 4th of July – Independence Day, is all about 4th-1declaring independence and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. What is the Declaration of Independence all about?

4th-2Well, just take the first 18 words of the actual document –

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands…”

The Declaration of Independence was all about dissolving the tyrannical government that had been imposed upon Americans by the British ruling class. In other words, the Americans were fed-up with the governmental tyranny they lived under and were finally doing something really serious about it. The Declaration of Independence was an explanation of what the Americans were doing and why.

But you also have to understand by what “authority” they felt they had to take such drastic actions –

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”

They stated unequivocally what the problem was with the British government –

“…the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States…”

If you are reading this post you are more than likely not a first visitor to this website. And that being the case, you know I am not some blogger that wants to be all warm and fuzzy. I don’t believe in sugar-coating currents events and I damn darn sure don’t want to give false hope and impressions of what is going on or where we as a country are headed. I always want to give you the straight talk and the straight, honest answers. But remember, these are only my opinions. Seek out, research, and come to your own conclusions of what is happening in our country today (well, over the last 120 years actually) and why.

In this day an age of misinformation and “deepfake” I want you to trust no one but yourself, and hopefully your spouse. I am confident you can figure out this situation, I just want to share some thoughts that I think are important to where we are as a country and people right now.

The Declaration of Independence listed approximately 26 grievances against the government of Britain.  Among those I found these specific items to be especially interesting:

  1. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
  2. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
  3. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
  4. 4th-3He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
  5. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
  6. For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
  7. For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
  8. For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
  9. For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
  10. For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses.

Let me make a note of those just for conversation’s sake:

  1. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. Judges now “make” law, are appointed by the President, serve for life, are paid by the government (who sets their pay scale), and the Supreme Court is untouchable even when ruling against the Constitution. Even the most minor federal judge in the middle of nowhere can stop the President (the entire Executive Branch) or Congress (the entire Legislative Branch) from performing their Constitutional duties. Does that sound even remotely right?
  2. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, 4th-4and eat out their substance. The layers of government bureaucracy, local level to the federal level, now number in the 10’s of millions of employees. All serving in a system wherein they can arbitrarily create policy and regulation that carry the force of law. And those laws can ruin people’s lives, destroy businesses, and devastate entire communities.
  3. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. Not only do we have a huge standing Army, we have a huge standing Air Force, Navy, Marine Corp, and National Guard. We now have a situation that dwarfs what the Declaration of Independence complained about. And it costs us 100’s of billions of dollars every year. Money that we have to borrow…driving the country into bankruptcy. We fight numerous, endless, and immensely destructive wars…feeding the military-industrial complex.
  4. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. Our military now 4th-6has unlimited powers, via the NDAA, even within the borders of the US. Posse Comitatis is no longer recognized by the federal government or the military. The military is free to arrest, detain, ship to another country, or kill any US citizen within the borders of the USA by the simple order of the President, and in some cases, by local military commanders. And God-forbid you ever fall under the designation of “potential domestic terrorist”…then you have no rights, no protection, no Constitution…you are at the mercy of government officials.
  5. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: Our government has now subjugated US law to UN law, agreements, and in some cases even Sharia Law. That is in direct opposition to US Constitutional law. In some legal jurisdictions now, Sharia Law (Islamic religious law) is now recognized as superior to US law. 
  6. For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: One only needs to look at the nearly 1.5million law enforcers stationed throughout every community, at every possible level of government, to understand this problem. There is little resemblance of yesterday’s peace officers to today’s fully militarized law enforcement officers who operate at the whim and will of federal guidance and political direction.
  7. For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: The political class, the ruling class, is virtually immune to arrest and prosecution for the crimes they commit. We see one politician after another commit serious crimes with absolute impunity. Such is the benefit of the political ruling class. We have a two-tier judicial system…the ruling class…and everyone else.
  8. For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: This goes without saying. But it is even worse than you 4th-5might think at first pass. Not only does the government, at all levels, impose taxes, fees, and financial penalties on its citizens at will and without authority or permission…it also eliminates the payment of income taxes by those they wish to exempt. It has gotten so bad that over half of the country’s citizens pay no income taxes while the minority of the population support the entire country’s finances…including the immense welfare system that the majority of non-taxpayers benefit from.
  9. For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:  The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the previous Patriot Act, and the present Freedom 4th-7Act…as well as a host of non-laws (Presidential Directives) have eliminated the effect of the Sixth Amendment found in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. The government can, at its own discretion, deprive citizens of rights, property, money, and freedoms through the imposition of “policy” enforced by police. And they do so to the tune of 10’s of billions of dollars each year with impunity. There is little to no defense against such arbitrary civil forfeiture acts of government in today’s system. The Civil Asset Forfeiture laws allow private property, including cash/money owned by US citizens to be seized without due process, without even any criminal charges being filed. Law enforcement simply takes the property from citizens. This is done to the tune of tens of millions of dollars each year.
  10. For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses. The policy currently in use and in 4th-8force by the US government is called “rendition.”  The current policy of rendition is the government sponsored kidnapping and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another to avoid the US legal system. And in so doing allows the torture and indefinite detention or execution of prisoners that the US federal government wishes to impose itself upon.

So, I guess some things haven’t changed much since the days of British government tyranny.

Well, that isn’t exactly true:

  • We are taxed by government far more heavily now than prior to the American Revolution.
  • We are regulated by government far more so now than prior to the American Revolution.
  • The federals, state, and local levels of government are far more controlling over the population than prior to the American Revolution.
  • As percentage of population, we have far more government officials, bureaucrats, and regulators than prior to the American Revolution.
  • 4th-9As a percentage of population, we have far more law enforcement officers than prior to the American Revolution.
  • We have far more laws, regulations, rules, policies, and codes than prior to the American Revolution.
  • As a percentage of population, we have far more politicians than prior to the American Revolution.
  • As a percentage of population, we have far more people in jails and prisons than prior to the American Revolution.

Pretty much according to every negative aspect of life prior to the American Revolution, we have it ten-fold worse here in our lives…in our current day good ol’ USA. Right here, right now…in our day and age!

So what does that mean? To answer that question let’s look at who signed the Declaration of Independence:

Adams, John
Adams, Samuel
Bartlett, Josiah
4th-13Braxton, Carter
Chase, Samuel
Clark, Abraham
Clymer, George
Ellery, William
Floyd, William
Franklin, Benjamin
Gerry, Elbridge
Gwinnett, Button
Hall, Lyman
Hancock, John
Harrison, Benjamin
Hart, John
Hewes, Joseph
Heyward Jr., Thomas
Hooper, William
Hopkins, Stephen
Hopkinson, Francis
Huntington, Samuel
Jefferson, Thomas
Lee, Francis Lightfoot
Lee, Richard Henry
Lewis, Francis
Livingston, Philip
Lynch Jr., Thomas
McKean, Thomas
Middleton, Arthur
Morris, Lewis
Morris, Robert
Morton, John
Nelson Jr., Thomas
Paca, William
Paine, Robert Treat
Penn, John4th-13a
Read, George
Rodney, Caesar
Ross, George
Rush, Benjamin
Rutledge, Edward
Sherman, Roger
Smith, James
Stockton, Richard
Stone, Thomas
Taylor, George
Thornton, Matthew
Walton, George
Whipple, William
Williams, William
Wilson, James
Witherspoon, John
Wolcott, Oliver
Wythe, George

Collectively how do we refer to these men today?

We call them, or at least use to call them, freedom fighters, patriots, honorable men, and Founding Fathers. We revere them, we honor them, we appreciate and marvel at their great sacrifices that they made in founding our country. They provided a rich heritage of freedom, rights and liberty for a new country.

But what if all of that freedom fighting, resisting and generally all of that Declaration of Independence stuff was all occurring in today’s world?

What if a group of well-known and honorable men got together, outlined a long list of unjust tyrannical actions of today’s federal government against US citizens?

And then these pillars of society declared that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish that government, and to institute new government…even it meant with force and violence. What would happen to these individuals?

Well, let’s look at what DHS and the FBI has to say about it.

You are considered a potential domestic terrorist if you are any of the following:

•    4th-14Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;
•    Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;
•    People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);
•    Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;
•    Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;
•    People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty;”
•    Anti-abortion advocates (a.k.a. Pro-Life).
•    Bulk purchasers of food.
•    People who pay with cash.
•    People who want internet privacy.
•    People who display “liberty” or “freedom” oriented bumper stickers.
•    People who display the American flag.
•    Men and women who are veterans of the military.

4th-10So there is little doubt if the Declaration of Independence was written and signed today, all of those original Founding Fathers, all those patriots and freedom fighters, would be swept up in massive FBI raids, using no-knock warrants with fully-militarized SWAT forces. Many shot and killed in sanctioned killings such as Levoy Finicum in 2016.

Now, what does that tell you about the condition of our country today?

What does that say of our freedoms, rights and liberties?

What does it say of our massive system of government, especially at the federal level?

What does it all have to do with an “emergency preparedness” website?

Let me make it real clear for you…The major threat to America today is the loss of those rights, freedoms, and liberties…the implementation of a police state. No, not the threat of a police state…the growing police state that we live under right now. And that very same police state that grows ever stronger each and every day.

At some point an event will occur, and the country will be thrown into confusion and chaos the likes of which you have never ever seen before in history. January 6th 2021 was a close call and an example.

And when that catastrophic confusion and chaos event happens the grid will come smashing down and it will come down completely. When that happens I want you and your family to be prepared. Better yet I want you to have a group of like-minded preparedness folks organized and supportive of each other. And best of all…if you could have a whole congregation or community ready for emergencies and disasters…that would be my dream!

Folks it is coming. I assure you of that. A country, a government can’t survive much longer imposing tyranny on its citizens as our currently is…history has proven that over and over again. Please prepare yourself and your family for the emergencies and disasters that are coming.

In the mean time, because your are prepared, you will be ready for wildfires, recessions, hurricanes, earthquakes, unemployment, retirement, epidemics/pandemics, and most other natural and man-made disasters as well. And because you are prepared you shall not fear.

Just please understand what we are dealing with right now…and what is coming in the near future. Please prepare yourself and your family. And while you’re at it…enjoy your 4th of July, Independence Day, by remembering what this day represents, who was there originally, why they were there, and what principles they believed in.

Please prepare!

Be a modern day patriot…be a Founding Father!

How committed were our Founding Fathers?   “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

Please consider those words, their commitment to divine principles of freedom, and their willingness to give all…even their very lives for the cause of freedom and liberty…and a break from the tyranny of an unjust government.

 

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QAnon is Real !

So you know me enough by now to know that headline was purely clickbait…but not so fast…you gotta read this article to understand what I mean. Good luck…

According to the FBI and Capitol Security there was supposed to be an armed rebellion at the Capitol again yesterday (3/4/2021). And that attack would be led by Trump himself to retake the country for democracy, grandma, gun rights, and apple pie! He would then lock up all the Democrat pedophiles eating pizza while untold demonic activities took place around them. How did that work out?

Yeah, a big fat ZERO!!! Nothing happened as we knew it wouldn’t. Well, at least those of us who have half a brain. But, my point is…the FBI and Capitol Security used QAnon as their source for this armed rebellion information. Yeah, that QAnon.

QAnon believer and spokesperson!

Now, if you‘ve been reading my stuff for the last 7 – 8 years you know I have no use whatsoever for QAnon. I think it is completely fake, nothing credible about it, totally worthless, and potentially dangerous. Yeah…all of that!

First off…my personal opinion is that QAnon is the product of some weirdo loser siting in his mother’s basement drinking energy drinks and/or smoking weed all day. He doesn’t work, lives off of mom, and laughs his butt off every time he makes another QAnon post. But, there may be another explanation…darker and far more sinister.

Let me back up just a minute…why are QAnon posts written in such cryptic terms? Because doing so allows people to paint whatever message they want over the post. The posts make no sense at all in and of themselves. But, people who want them to mean something can manipulate the message at will…and can make a case for its truthfulness because the messages are so vague.

If you look at any QAnon post as written…they are gibberish…period! But, if you take them at their face value…none of his predictions have ever come true…NONE OF THEM!! They are all pure unadulterated garbage. Let me say this again…taken as written…nothing QAnon has written has come true. It is all pure BS!

What I find interesting is how QAnon cultists will make a post mean something…then when it doesn’t come true, they take another post to show that he warned that some mysterious force kept it from coming true. Unreal that anyone could possibly put any value or credibility to such crap.

Remember I used the term sinister a few minutes ago to explain QAnon?

As much as I believe it is some dolt in mom’s basement, it could well be a PsyOp (psychological operation) by a foreign government such as Russia or Iran…or the FBI. All of those entities have done so against American citizens before.

Think about it…do you think Russia, Iran, North Korea, or China would love to be able to unsettle the American government by instigating an insurrection, an attack on the Capitol, on national TV beamed around the world in real-time?

Then again, the Democrats would love it just as much!

At the same time…we know that the FBI has targeted conservatives, militias, Christians, and preppers for suppression or elimination. Hell, they designated those groups as domestic terrorists! What better way to manipulate those group members than with a black operation that motivates people to otherwise do things they wouldn’t…or at least confuse them…and/or expose their identities.

It is an amazing mind manipulation operation…if it were not so evil in design. And yes, the FBI and CIA have engaged in these kinds of operations before…and worse.

Regardless whether QAnon is some crackpot in his underwear typing away in his mom’s basement, or some foreign government working to overthrow America, or a US government agency operation working to manipulate citizens…QAnon is real.

But, to make it clear…QAnon is not anything you should be involved with…even as entertainment. QAnon is pure poison, dangerous, and of no value to a real prepper…and certainly nothing a Christian should be trifling with. And anyone promoting QAnon should be ashamed of themselves…and cease doing so immediately! Those promoting QAnon are promoting totally worthless information…and worse, they are promoting harmful, it not evil, information. Why “evil”? Because it is distracting people from truth, reality, and from making sound decisions in their lives.

As a prepper, as a Christian, we need to be focused on what is real and what has value, and certainly avoid everything that would distract us from moving forward based on sound principles.

So yes, the post headline was clickbait…but it was also accurate. QAnon is real in the sense that it exists…but QAnon is only real in one sense…it does no good for anyone that we care about.

QAnon operation in full-swing!

Let me perfectly clear…QAnon is worthless! However, it can also be one of the most dangerous things that preppers ever got involved with. There are government agencies that are going to use QAnon as a basis for action, deadly action. Those associated with QAnon have been, and will be targeted, by these government agencies…and it will be bad, very bad. Get away from, and stay away from, QAnon…NO GOOD WILL COME FROM QAnon!!!

I can’t be any more plain than that.

Seriously?

 

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Well, I did it! The COVID Vaccination :) [& updates]

note: updates are at the end of the article, scroll down to read them.

latest update: 3/12/2021

A couple of months ago I decided that I would get the COVID-19 vaccination. My reasoning…I have a little bit of a poor lung condition due to my years as a firefighter. Also, I was in several high-risk groups for dying from COVID-19 should I catch it. And, my wife warned me about dying and leaving her alone. Yeah, she was against that occurring.

Don’t get me wrong, since last spring I have been taking a variety of supplements to help deter me from catching COVID, and if I did catch it, hopefully it would diminish its impact on me. But, I honestly felt prompted to get the vaccination when it was available and proven safe. And one other reason…all the conspiracy theories swirling around the vaccine. You know what I am talking about.

As an example, my neighbor repeated and forcefully kept unloading on me that the vaccine was full of chemicals that would change our DNA. I guess he thought we would all morph into monkeys or maybe sprout a third eye or something. He also said it was designed by Bill Gates to make women sterile and force spontaneous miscarriages. And then he went on to tell me there was a microchip in each vaccine that would float around inside us allowing the government to do all sorts of things, the least of which would be to track our every move. So, he motivated me even more to get the vaccine. I hate blind stupidity.

After the first 20million people got the vaccine and remained human with all normal body parts intact. And the Internet bandwidth didn’t diminish due to all that tracking of all those microchips by the NSA…I decided that it was time to get the vaccine.

A friend of mine texted me and said the local hospital was giving the vaccine, all you had to do was show up at the location, show your ID, and poof! you were vaccinated. I was busy that weekend helping my neighbor work on his house so I decided that Monday I would get the shot. Monday morning came and I called the hospital to make sure I had all the information correct and to verify when they were open. Bummer! They said the state had taken over and I had to schedule an appointment through the state’s website.

Three days of time on the computer later I was finally at the screen to schedule an appointment. And low and behold…there were no appointments available for months. Yup, the government sure knows how to make things work, eh! I simply gave up.

My wife and I were in Safeway last week doing some shopping. As we passed the Pharmacy I noticed a sign saying they were now giving COVID vaccinations. Ah, hah! So I asked the gal what the procedure was…give her my name, phone number, and they would call when they had an opening…about 2 weeks, maybe less. That’s all, that’s it!

Late yesterday afternoon I got a call from Safeway…they had a slot open that day if I was available. Oh yeah! Thirty-five minutes later I had my sleeve rolled up getting the shot. They gave me a card with the shot information and the date range for the second shot…4 weeks. They told me to call them in three weeks to schedule the second shot.

So, why am I telling you all this? For me it is simple…information…REAL information. I want you to get information about the vaccine in real time. I want you to know exactly what a real-world experience is. So here goes:

  1. I received the vaccine on 3/2/2021 at 5:30pm.
  2. The vaccine was the Moderna version.
  3. It was administered in my left arm.
  4. I didn’t feel the needle stick at all…seriously, no stick pain at all.
  5. Several hours later I felt some very, very minor soreness. Far less than other vaccinations I’ve received.
  6. This morning there is no pain whatsoever.
  7. Neither my wife nor I can observe any tissue/skin issues at the injection site.
  8. I feel no different this morning than any other morning.

So, I plan on keeping you updated…all the way through the second dose.

Hopefully it will help put out real information and fight against, or possibly confirm, all the wild conspiracy theories swirling around the COVID vaccine.

Take care…have a great day!


3/3/2021 – 6:30pm: Slight discomfort at the injection site. Similar to a bruise, minor pain similar to a bruise when touched.

3/4/2021 – 7:30am: Still slight discomfort at injection site like last night. No skill/tissue discoloration or other evidence of an injection. No overall physical problems. Slept very, very well last night.

3/5/2021 – 10:00am: This morning there is no tenderness at all and no skin condition either. I am not feeling any ill-effects of any kind. Also, it’s been about 40 hours since the shot, I won’t post any more updates for the next week unless something changes.

3/12/2021 – 1pm: Night before last I developed a sore throat. Now, before anyone gets freaked out…it is from post-nasal drip. I am about to run out of time on my allergy shot and this is not uncommon for me. I am also feeling a bit tired. Again, common for the whole allergy thing. No other symptoms or issues. But, I wanted to be fully transparent and let you know about the ore throat.


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Coming Gun Control Legislation

There are approximately 29 gun control bills working their way through the Congressional process. None of which have made it into committee and/or to the floor for a vote. They are all in the “mark-up” or similar stage with the exception of two. One of which is commonly referred to as universal background checks, effectively eliminating all private sales and all private transfers except between spouses. The second allows the FBI to indefinitely delay background check approvals, effectively denying a person’s right to purchase a firearm.

As far as I can tell, collectively all 29 bills are not together as bad as last year’s H.R. 5717…which would not have made it past the Republican controlled Senate. However, give the 2021 Congressional radical leftists time…they are working on it.

First off…ANY federal law that prohibits a person’s right to own a personal weapon is unconstitutional…at least according to the Bill of Rights. And I am 100% behind the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I hope that makes it clear where I stand on the illegal and unconstitutional moves being made in Congress…and those having already been made in previous Congressional sessions. Any Representative or Senator who votes in favor of any gun control or gun ownership restrictions…have violated their oath they take…

“I do solemnly swear/affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” Congressional Oat of Office

And so we find ourselves far…very far…removed from our rights, liberties, and freedoms that our Founding Fathers intended us to possess. And possess for what purpose? The Second Amendment was explicitly designed to defend ourselves against tyranny…specifically against tyranny put upon us by a federal government.

And where do we find ourselves today? That is a question for you to answer. But, before you do…you might want to read this article <4th of July – Independence Day>

Now, all that being said, I’ve had a few conversations lately and read a few articles on what people are planning to do; the intentions run from sad to bizarre.

There seems to be some who will “bury” their guns. So I ask them a question…Bury them for what? There doesn’t seem to be a quick or intelligent response to that question…mostly a blank and confused stare. And when they do finally answer…their reasoning is not logical and void of common sense.

Then there is the “sell it now” crowd…those that wish to sell their guns before they become illegal and are confiscated. Most are taking the cash and spending it on a wide variety of items…none of which are “prepper” in nature.

Then there are a few that tell me, “I will put out an old gun for them to confiscate, the rest will be hidden.” Similar to the “bury” crowd, I ask them…Hide them for what? Again their answers are disjointed…and illogical. They tend to think they will somehow then be able to join a massive revolutionary war against tyranny sometime in the future. They seem to miss that they already complied with tyranny and missed the revolutionary boat…by a wide margin.

And a few have told me straight up…I will turn them in. Ouch!

There was only one man that said, “I will not let them take my guns…period!” That man is a veteran, a little older, and was as stalwart in that statement as any I have ever seen. Strangely enough, the only woman I spoke with said a similar thing…”I will not give up my guns”…then she went quiet and just stared at me. I was pleased and proud of both of them.

So let me return to the “bury & hide” crowd…what they heck are they hiding or burying their guns for? Seriously…WHY????  If guns are outlawed and confiscated…then what good is having one hidden or buried? Come on…use commonsense!!!

Oh, I am sure that they are thinking…later we can use them to [fill in the blank]. Bullshit! If they don’t have enough guts, courage, or foundational principles to fight against evil when the thugs come for guns the first time…they sure as hell won’t have any of those admirable character traits to rise up at some date in their fantasy future.

They are lying to themselves…plain and simple. They are looking for the easy way out…the coward’s way out. You either fight evil and tyranny or you give in…there is no inbetween…there is no gray area in this issue. Waiting to implement the Declaration of Independence after gun confiscation is WAY too late.

Consider this…on April 19th 1775 the army decided to confiscate the ammunition supplies of American citizens stored in Concord. The American citizens didn’t tell the army “OK, here it is, go ahead and take it.” Nor did they hide their guns and ammo, offering up their bows & arrows to the army in hopes of appeasing the soldiers. No sir, the American citizens formed up for a defensive action wishing to not engage the military. However, a shot rang out and a battle ensued.

Although the American citizens lost the battle of Lexington early that morning, the military paid a heavy price the remainder of the day as they retreated. And 8 years later brought about independence from a tyrannical oppressive government and issued in the Constitution and Bill of Rights…establishing the most free country to that point in the history of mankind.

That day in April nearly 250 years ago…the brave, the stalwart, the courageous didn’t hide their guns, they didn’t bury their guns, they didn’t give up their guns. That early morning…they stood against tyranny, they stood tall, they resisted the urge to give in to despotism…they resisted. They didn’t give in, they didn’t give up. And 8 years later gave their children, grandchildren, and many later generations freedom that had not been seen before in the history of the world.

So what is the answer? I can’t answer that for you personally because I have no idea what your individual circumstances or beliefs are.

A couple thoughts…

  1. Clarify where you stand on the Second Amendment. For me it is clear…no law, not a single one, to restrict a person’s right to buy, own, or transfer guns/ammo/mags is Constitutional. No tax on them, no infringement…NOTHING! The Second Amendment is clear as a bell…and our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing and what we would have to fight against if we didn’t control the government to begin with. I will stand with the Founding Fathers!
  2. There are some good gun rights organizations out there…support them with your time and money. And NO, I am not recommending the N.R.A…because they have caved in on the major gun control issues in the last 100 years*. Don’t doubt me on this!! An NRA President even said he saw no reason for a person to carry a concealed gun and didn’t support the right to do so**. Don’t give a dime to the NRA!! I like Gun Owners of America the best. <https://www.gunowners.org/> They are top notch and staunchly support the 2nd Amendment and stand tall where the NRA caves in.
  3. Support any and all 2nd Amendment sanctuary movements; city, county, and state.
  4. Contact your Representative and Senators, state and federal, to voice your unconditional opposition to ANY attempt at gun control. Make it clear you are willing to back up your position with time and money.
  5. Make sure you are ready to stand behind your convictions when the time comes. No wavering, no compromise, and know what you will do when the time comes. Then do it!

There are a lot of gun owners out there, some of them self-described patriots, who talk tough, who think they are some bad ass, who claim this or that. If any one of them speaks about hiding or burying a gun to avoid confiscation…then they are BS artists and not to be trusted. Or, they have been taken in by the idiots and cowards club.

The only reason to bury/hide guns/ammo/mags is for a “cache” for use if your main guns are no longer available to you (i.e. gunfight, have to abandon them, lost them, a back-up, or for resupply). The only way to prevent gun confiscation is to fight the legislation preemptively…and should that fail…fight it as our Founding Fathers did and who also provided us the means and authorization to do so through the Declaration of Independence.

I did a study about 10 years ago concerning gun confiscation. The premise of which was simple, guns were outlawed, confiscation was ordered, and all law enforcement (federal/state/local) would be involved in forced gun confiscation via raids at people’s homes and businesses. LEOs would operate in 10-man units and conduct two raids per day. I used an average of 1 casualty per day per team incurred during their raids. Remember, a casualty doesn’t mean fatality, it means a person is lost for continuing service after the injury is incurred. But yes, it could also mean fatality.

I used the numbers of all LEOs in the country participating in the raids. I set unit combat effectiveness at 50%. Unit cohesiveness and morale was not initially factored in.

The results were simple…gun confiscation raids would become unsustainable after 16 days. Meaning there was a 75% casualty rate within those 16 days. Now, factoring in unit cohesiveness and individual morale…those raids could stop well before the 16 day time-frame. And I believe there would be some parts of the country where state LEOs would not participate, and a large number of rural areas where local LEOs would not participate. And I believe there are a few locations where local LEOs might assist citizens in the resistance to gun confiscation.

I think those numbers are telling…whether they are accurate or not is another story, I believe they are. I think that unit cohesiveness and morale could hugely affect the numbers in favor of citizens…but I don’t have the tools to make those calculations. But resistance to gun confiscation would mean the tyranny could last no more than 16 days, maybe less.

But the downside to those numbers is this…should they hold true and a radical leftist regime such as Biden/Harris is leading the confiscation movement…the military could be called in. Should the military be called in, and they cooperate, it is game over… guns are gone. Maybe not in 1 day, maybe not in 16 days…but they are gone. And I see no reason to believe that the military (i.e. National Guard Military Police or regular units) would not cooperate.

The other proven option is a leftist method that is considerably more effective and efficient in getting 80 – 90% of American guns confiscated…BuyBack! If the federal government offered a buyback program during a grace period once guns are outlawed, then you will see the country virtually disarmed. Then only those most committed to the Constitution would still have a gun. If that would be the case, and then LEO raids commenced on the remaining holdout gun owners…well, it could be a far different outcome than the one I outlined earlier. Implement a paid informer program along with a buyback and the confiscation numbers increase significantly.

And I honestly don’t think there would be more than 5% of the American population that would “rise up” to resist those kinds of programs or any gun confiscation law/operation. And 5% would not be any challenge at all for the US military. Game over…Constitutional rights/liberties/freedoms gone! The elites win. Of course there are virtually endless scenarios, but they are similar in nature and outcome.

So I guess there is plenty to think about…what will you do…how will you do it…with whom will you align yourself…what are you willing to sacrifice.

You might want to be thinking this through…soon.

The best time to decide might not be when there is a knock at your door…or worse.Normalcy Bias - Man with head in the sand

And if you run into some clown claiming they will just hide or bury all their guns…ask them “why?”…and ask “what is their endgame?” It should be entertaining at the very least. I think I know what they are really hiding in the ground 🙂


* Gun Rights Elimination that NRA leadership supported, didn’t oppose, or helped write:

  • Uniform Firearms Act
  • The National Firearms Act of 1934
  • The Gun Control Act of 1968 (NRA formally endorsed it!)

** Karl Frederick, the NRA’s president, said, “I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons… I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.” He further stated his objection to the Second Amendment: “Protection for guns lies in an enlightened public sentiment and in intelligent legislative action…It is not to be found in the Constitution.”

 

 

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Tell me again, what business is the National Guard in?

note: article originally appeared in June 2015, resurrected today.

One day last month on my way to work I saw a poster/sign on the back of a city transit bus and it just unsettled me. Actually, it was the advertisement content/message, which unsettled me.

Now, come on…this website is a “prepper” website. It is my intention that I provide you with the information to assist in preparing you, your family, and your group or community. That preparation is meant to help you survive disasters, emergencies and especially a “grid-down” event. Part of my self-imposed responsibility is to ensure that you see the big (macro) picture as well as the more subtle smaller (micro) events that take place around us.

When combined, those “pictures” represent Situational Awareness (SA) which then allows you to make higher quality decisions based on the most pertinent information. This article touches on one of those micro pictures that caught my attention enough that I felt the need to share some thoughts with you.

Advertising, by definition, is marketing communication that is intended to persuade people to take, or continue, action in an area such as commercial product/service or political/ideological agenda. Seems reasonable enough. Well, until you see the advertisement that I saw, then it gets a bit more complicated and a little more concerning. So here is the picture of the advertisement…

So, what are your first impressions?

When I first saw it I just absorbed it as a recruiting poster for the National Guard. Let me share with you that I come from very long line of military people. I am a veteran, my father served in two World Wars, my grandfather and great-grandfathers, great-uncles, etc. served as well. I have their pictures for WWI, a Marine even sneaked in there. I can trace back military men in my family tree all the way back to the American Revolution. So I am not some anti-military whack-job. However, that ad got into my head.

The primary message is “Join the Military Police” which is simple enough. Then the follow-up lines are “Enforce the Law” followed by “Keep the Peace.”

Couple subtle points:

  1. The first line, “Join the Military Police” is the action that they want the target audience to take. Makes sense, it appears to be a recruiting poster so they want you to join the National Guard. Simple enough.
  2. Then the next message they want to convey, “Enforce the Law.” What? Really? Think about it for a second, they are telling potential recruits that they will be enforcing the law.
  3. The final message line is “Keep the Peace.” Well, that certainly is a noble cause, yes? But here is a subtlety that I didn’t really see until I looked hard at the advertisement, this line about keeping the peace is the smallest font size on the poster in terms of messaging. And exactly where does the National Guard keep the peace?
  4. Now that I shared the messaging of the advertisement, let’s look at the visual included on the ad. The visual might be the most profound message of all. The picture consists of the following –

  • An up-armored military Humvee
  • A soldier in full battle gear
  • A .50cal machine gun pointed directly at the person viewing the ad

Now let’s wrap the entire message together: Join the military police to enforce the law via a heavy weapon pointed directly at civilians. And by doing so you can keep the peace by imposing military strength and might upon whomever you wish…or are ordered to.

So what doesn’t the advertisement say?

  1. Doesn’t mention serving your country or community.
  2. Doesn’t show the serviceman helping anyone.
  3. It doesn’t show any interaction with people other than at the end of a heavy caliber machine gun.
  4. It doesn’t provide any message other than “force – comply or die!”

So what is the delivered message?

Well, I will leave it up to you to figure out in your own mind. But for me the message is clear:

  1. Join the National Guard so you can force people, including civilians, to comply by using heavy weapons against them.
  2. If you are a civilian, you will, you must, comply with military police or you will get shredded by heavy caliber machine gun rounds.

Now, you might say my interpretation is all wrong, and you might be right. But where is the National Guard intended to be used? Right here in the United States via the individual Governor’s offices. Yes, the National Guard can get mobilized to serve along side of the regular military overseas. But in the advertisement there is no mention of overseas, there is no mention of serving in a foreign country, and there is no mention of whose laws they will be enforcing.

To test my paranoia laced concept I thought I would do some research and see if the National Guard had used similar advertising in the past. You know, test my concept with actual hard data.

Turns out that my concept is not so paranoid after all. I couldn’t find a single example of a National Guard recruiting poster that was this outrageously militaristic against US citizens…comply or die. Not a single case, not one.

I had no alternative than come to the conclusion that the National Guard was accurately portraying the exact message it wanted to deliver:

Come join the National Guard, become a member of the military police, then you can enforce the law against US citizens with military armored vehicles and heavy machine guns. And doing so is the only option to keep the peace…comply or die.

Sometimes you just have to take the government at their word, believe the message that they are giving you. Or in this case, the conditioning that they are utilizing.

As a prepper, what do you do about all of this?

Nothing directly, there is no need to, probability no ability to. And anything you would try and do, such as call your Congressman or calling the National Guard to complain, would have zero effect. However, it would get your name known to the wrong folks, and you end up on yet another list.

So then what can be done?

You just be aware of things like this…government advertising. These subtle “moves” are actually messages designed to change the “culture” of America. And yes, change it for the worse. Remember the “Overton Window” concept…here it is, plain as day!

As with all aspects of government, politicians, etc. there are only two things that are important; money and power. Their view is with one you can gain the other. And they want a whole lot of both, maybe all.

So, as a prepper, you just keep doing what you are doing, moving forward each day in your quest to be prepared for emergencies, disasters, and especially when “grid-down” occurs.

Sure, you can speed up acquiring this or that piece of gear or equipment. You can accelerate getting the next case of freeze-dried food. Or you can learn the finer points of your Ham radio. But this single advertisement delivering an unsettling message isn’t a game changer in any sense of the word. It is simply another step in the direction that our government is pushing us.

Keep moving forward, make prepper progress and you will be fine. The nice thing is, by reading this article you may have just increased your Situational Awareness. And that is a very, very good thing of immense value.


note: In regards to this article…think about how quickly the National Guard willingly and readily moved to occupy Washington D.C. against US citizens after 1/6…and have stayed. Now, think about this 2015 advertisement again. Advertisement or prophecy?

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