Interesting article of mine from 3-1/2 years ago…

I was doing some research on my own website and came across this article from 3-1/2 years ago. I know I have a whole bunch of new followers since then…so, I thought I might point it out. Might make for some real interesting reading for some folks.

The title of the article is The Future…as of 1/10/2019

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Democrats/Radicals/Leftists/Authoritarians Attempt to Murder Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh

Early this morning a man was arrested with weapons and entry tools in close proximity to Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s home. He stated he was “incensed” at Kavanaugh’s assumed support of overturning Roe v. Wade. The man who has not yet been identified was apparently a resident of the radical left-wing state of California.

The armed man holds radical pro-abortion beliefs and was taken into custody in suburban Montgomery County, MD as he approached the immediate neighborhood of Justice Kavanaugh. He reportedly told police he wanted to kill Justice Kavanaugh and/or his family.

Justice Kavanaugh’s home has previously been the scene of illegal and borderline violent protests and demonstrations. These protests and demonstrations were called for by Democrats and other radical leftists. And no Democrat leader condemned the protests and demonstrations or violence even though both are illegal as per federal law. And the FBI has not intervened to prevent the protests and demonstrations, the associated violence, or threats of more protest violence against Justice Kavanaugh.

However, this is only 1/2 of the plot to murder Justice Kavanaugh.

In early March of this year Democrats’ Senate leader, Chuck Schumer, called for violence against Justice Kavanaugh. In front of a mob Schumer continued to increase tensions and urged those in the mob to commit violence to the point that “I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you!”

It is unknown if the man attempting to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh was in the mob being incited by Schumer. It is also unknown if the assassin at anytime met with Schumer or any of Schumer’s staff. What is clearly known…the man acted in accordance with Schumer’s encouragement and direction.

At this time no charges are expected to be filed against Schumer or any of his staff in the plot to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh.

As I have been warning about for a very long time…the radical left, at the direction of the authoritarians, have been very violent and will continue to hatch plots of more violence, murders, and assassinations. Their intent is to create chaos, confusion, and enough violence and fear that US citizens will cry out for “safety & peace” and “law & order.” This will allow the authoritarians to implement even more eliminations of rights, freedoms, and liberties of US citizens.

I encourage you to be prepared to defend yourself, your family, your home, your community, and your congregations. But, do not be part of any militia or take part in any demonstration/protests/rallies, etc. Said participation could quickly turn to a point were violence erupts and you are caught up in the violence, or brought into a situation where you are wrongly found to be part of instigating the violence.

Do not be overly alarmed at this attempted assassination attempt. This is all part of the authoritarians’ plan and they want a knee-jerk reaction, they want panic, they want fear, and they will use it against you and others who share your values. I have been warning you about this for a long time.

But understand this…this is another attack of the authoritarians, carried out by the radical leftists (i.e. Democrats), against our Constitutional Republic and a civil society. They are destroying the country one step at a time. They are planning more attacks, many more. Be prepared.


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The Fall of the U.S. Empire

This is the second standalone article carved out of the May 2022 SitRep. Why a standalone article?

I was talking with a long-time friend last night. And yes, for the record…I have friends. With this particular friend…45 years of really good friendship.

As we were talking we discussed the 7 part May 2022 SitRep…she loved it, thought it was well presented, good editing, and the research was excellent. But she had a criticism…a valid one…the 7 part article was over 18,000 words. And the average person would need a little over an hour to read all of them…or about 10 minutes per part. Too much time!!

So after I got over being truly offended that people would object to spending an hour reading my most excellent series of article(s) I realized she was correct. I decided that there was critical information that I needed/wanted to share with you folks. So here it is…


For years, lots of years, I have been studying history…including great empires. And I am sure you are aware as well of the rise/fall of empires, the Roman Empire is a prime example. And I am sure that you have made, or read, about the comparison of the USA to the rise and fall of other empires. Well, it is true, proven by fact, well documented, and shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that the USA is on the same track. How close to the “fall” we are has been hotly debated for a while now. I personally believe we are close, very close, to the “fall” as an empire.

First of all let’s get this out of the way…if you think the USA is not an “empire” then you are either ignorant or a reality and truth denier.

Now, the most researched, documented, and clearly written information regarding empires that I have ever seen has been produced by a guy by the name of Dalio. He went into factual scientific detail, extreme detail, regarding the rise and fall of the great empires in the last 500 years. So let’s start with this…a chart that shows the life-cycle of an empire:Yeah, this chart represents exactly and factually what all empires go through…its called their empire life-cycle. Does anything look familiar?

Then we can review how all the empires have cycled in the last 500 years:

But that looks a bit confusing, so let’s boil it down to the top 4 empires:

Notice which empire is rising and which is falling?

Just gotta throw a couple more charts in there. Next one is rise/fall based on the global reserve status of an empire’s currency.

Notice which empire is rising and which is falling?

Next are the eight factors that empire’s rise/fall curves were based on and their place in the empire’s life-cycle.

Is this clear yet?

There is a variable factor that has come into play throughout the 500 years, but most notably in the last 100 years…technology. The technology of today is accelerating the curves, both the rise and fall ended of the curves.

The United States of America is an empire…an empire is steep decline. That statement is factual, based in reality, founded on history, and well researched empirical scientific evidence. Worse yet, nothing will occur that will or can stop the fall…it is already occurring…and the USA will complete the collapse. Again, that too is based on fact and historical evidence.

Here we see the status of 9 areas of importance controlling the rise and fall of the US Empire:

The only trait that is consistently rising over the last 30 years is the US military. And that is because our endless wars and the military-industrial complex grip on the government and our desperate gasp to be relevant in the world.

In the following two charts we see where the US Empire is in relation to the modern Chinese Empire:

Here is the key and the point to all of this…why do you think that the US Federal Government has started the revolution that I talked about in Part #2? Why do you think they are intentionally creating chaos, mayhem confusion, hate, violence, pitting once group against another, etc.?

The powers behind the monstrosity that is called the US federal government know the United States empire is falling and will collapse, they are simply implementing a plan (revolution/civil war) for that which is to rise from the ashes of that coming fall. And I am telling you now…it ain’t no Constitutional Republic they plan to resurrect.

Now:

  1. Do you recognize fact, do you accept scientific evidence, do you believe in proven historical datum?
  2. Do you see what they are planning for the USA, and why, after it collapses as an empire?
  3. Do you have a plan on what to do about it or how to cope with the fall?
  4. Have you talked it through with your family, your community, and your congregation?
  5. Do you even know anyone else who accepts this information or believes similar to you?
  6. What will you do going forward now that this is staring you right in the face?

USA’s divine origins…Yes, I believe the Founding Fathers when they talk about the US being founded with divine help from God. The Declaration of Independence uses the very terms “God”, “Creator”, “Supreme Judge”, and “divine Providence.” So yes, the United States of America was founded, in whole or in part, by God for His purposes.

Does God guarantee that America will survive or operates with his blessing today? I can’t find a single inspired source that says that. And I believe that any country such as America that kills nearly 1 million unborn babies per year is not, and will not, receive the blessing of our Father in Heaven.

Now for an extremely important point that I have to make; and it is critical to everything I have talked about and that I will talk about going forward. Not understanding the next statement will jade opinions of everything I’ve written in terms of the US Empire and its fall, a war mongering people, etc. So here goes…

There is no comparison between the people of the United States and the federal government of the United States. The government of the United States is completely corrupt, decadent, and its leaders totally depraved lusting only after power and money. It follows no eternal truths, acts against the best interests of its citizens, and performs abhorrent acts of evil. The US federal government has abandoned the rule of law, turned away from the Constitution, no longer recognizes natural God-given rights, or respects rights guaranteed through the Bill of Rights.

On the other hand, as a people, citizens of the United States are some of the most warm, friendly, compassionate, and giving people in the world. Global statistics show that to be 100% true. One only needs to travel to the mid-west or localities that are church-centered to see that this is true. Granted liberal run states are far less so, but still as a country, we are a good and decent people. Not near as much as we once were, but still on the positive side of the scale.

But let me be clear…the US federal government doesn’t mirror the positive qualities of its citizens. And to be quite honest…the federal government it doing its very, very best to crush the good and decent people of the US into oblivion. Why? So no one looks to fellow citizens for decency or help…they look only to the federal government for answers and solutions. Thus becoming serfs to the authoritarians. They seek to crush any form of self-reliance…temporal or spiritual.

Yes, there are a few decent people at the federal political level, but damn few…probably could count them on one hand…maybe. Virtually all politicians and bureaucrats prefer compromise vs consensus, power vs liberty, regulations vs freedoms, controls vs rights, wealth vs fairness, politics vs principles, and authoritarianism vs a Constitutional Republic.

So please don’t confuse the qualities of people in the US vs the immorality of the government of the US. The problem lies in the fact that the people no longer control the government…and people fear the government.

money and power used by the federal government creates tyranny at the loss of rights and freedom.Bottom line…

  1. As a government the US federal government has fallen into decay, ruthless tyranny, and is totally debauched.
  2. As an empire the US is falling fast and the crash cannot be prevented. What rises from its ashes will be much, much worse than what exists today.
  3. You must have a plan on what you are to do, how you are to do it, and with whom you will do it. Failure to do so ensures failure of the worst kind.

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Answer: What should I do?

I was talking with a long-time friend last night. And yes, for the record…I have friends. With this particular friend…45 years of really good friendship.

As we were talking we discussed the 7 part May 2022 SitRep…she loved it, thought it was well presented, good editing, and the research was excellent. But she had a criticism…a valid one…the 7 part article was over 18,000 words. And the average person would need a little over an hour to read all of them…or about 10 minutes per part. Too much time!!

So after I got over being truly offended that people would object to spending an hour reading my most excellent series of article(s) I realized she was correct. Her suggestion was to take the “answers” part and make it a standalone article for folks to read…about 4 – 5 minutes. Then include links to the rest of the parts if a person was interested.

She is one smart lady so I will take her advice…and here it is…

My response to the question, “What should I do?”

  1. FIRST and FOREMOST – In order to stay alive and out of prison do not participate in violence of any kind. Do not attend protests, demonstrations, or any kind of rally. At this point in time all of these have the real potential to turn violent. Do not get involved in those activities! Don’t even talk about committing violence no matter how patriotic it may sound. When you are around people do not allow them to talk about committing violence, or even advocating for it. If they do, then tell them you will have no part in it and leave. Why? Same as I have told you before…the federal law enforcement agencies have agents or informers in every militia in the US and any other group they see as a threat. They will look for and find any reason to arrest and imprison anyone they can. And if that can’t find a reason they will manufacture one as they have done so numerous times. Stay away from any anti-government style violence or discussion of such…period!
  2. Have a clear set of core principles that you believe in no matter what. If you don’t already have them, develop that set of core principles. Those principles must be based on both temporal (i.e. US Constitution & Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, etc.) and spiritual concepts (i.e. 10 Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, etc.). Make the decision to stand by those principles no matter what, and then do not compromise those principles. When challenged, do not shrink from defending those principles using sound reasoning, logic, and compassionate understanding of others.
  3. Clearly see the magnitude of the problem and the utter enormity of the collapse that has already occurred and more which is coming…and stay situationally aware. Focus on knowing what is going on in the country and world from only trusted sources of information. But, do not become obsessed over current events, ignore all non-trustworthy sources of information, stay away from those promoting conspiracy theories, avoid “fear porn”, and do not give time to the “static” in life.
  4. Be willing to have am emergency preparedness plan, make a plan, and be committed to work that plan. The plan must be based on solid, practical, and proven concepts of emergency preparedness. The plan must cover all areas of threats/risks and above all, it must be realistic.
  5. Forget acting globally, forget acting nationally, but do act locally. Be involved in your family, community, congregation, and possibly at the state level (if you feel prompted to do so). It is highly likely that you can have no impact at the global or national level to right this sinking ship…so don’t waste your time, talents, efforts, or resources on that pointless effort. Stay focused and engaged where you can make a difference. Start at the smallest/lowest possible level and then expand from there. Concentrate on where you can be both active and effective in your ability to help others. Serve.
  6. Do not be part of political party politics and do not support any political party platform. Advocate, support, and advance only your principles as outlined in #2 regardless of politics or political parties. Push forward the sound principles that you have formed when you are involved in your community. Do not compromise those principles. Seek consensus not compromise. When you vote, vote for the candidate whose principles and ideas match yours regardless of political party affiliation. Do not donate your money to any political party; you have no true knowledge of what they are doing with that money.
  7. Talk about emergency preparedness whenever appropriate to get as many people aware as possible. But, do not show your preps to anyone and do not be specific regarding the extent of your preps.
  8. Gently, quietly, without fanfare, find others who think and act as you do. Start a moderate conversation regarding emergency preparation in general terms. Gauge their response, move forward if there is common ground, but do so only in small steps. Know who you are talking to. As trust and confidence grows move the conversation to mutual support and assistance in your emergency preparedness endeavors. A good place to start would be at church. But, don’t assume that just because they are fellow church goers that they share all of your preparedness beliefs or share your core principles.
  9. Do everything you can to be as independent of all levels of government as possible, especially the federal government. Think “self-reliance” in every aspect of your life.
  10. Be willing and committed to defending yourself, your family, your principles, and your community against all threats that would jeopardize those principles or the safety of those you love and have joined with.
  11. Have “realistic expectations” of yourself and your family when it comes to emergency preparedness. It would be wonderful to be 100% prepared for any emergency that might come your way…but that is 100% unrealistic. Do the best you can with what you have…and that is good enough. Focus your time and resources on that which is the greatest risk/threat against you and your family, solve that, and then move on to the next item. Work your plan but do not become obsessive.

I apologize if you were expecting some great “silver bullet” solution. But I don’t apologize if you were expecting me tell you to join a militia, take up arms, revolt, become an Alexander Hamilton, etc. These times are not those that cry out for violence as our Founding Fathers did after decades of trying to solve the problems with England. If you are drawn towards violence at this point, a repeat of the 1/6 disaster, etc. then I am not your guru, I don’t have your answers.

What we need in this country right now is civility, compassion, willingness to serve, level-headedness, calm, and people determined to be prepared for emergencies, disasters, and grid-down. We need people who Preparedness Communitycan reach out to their families, their communities & neighbors, and their congregations with helping hands. We need people with strong principles, or at least those willing to embrace strong righteous principles, willing to stand-up for those principles, and then share them with others in a calm and gentle manner.

Look at what the federal government is doing, what bureaucrats are doing, what politicians are doing, and how they are behaving and what their position related actions are. We need good people doing the exact opposite. We need good people doing good things for the right reasons, helping and serving others. Embrace selflessness…abandon selfishness.

The best way, actually the only way, to fight evil is to fight it with good. And you must be that source of good. For this is truly a struggle of good vs evil. Right now evil is wining on a global and national level for the most part. But that can and will change. I am asking you, imploring you, to be part of that good that makes that change.

Now, just for clarification…I am not advocating that you not physically defend yourself or your family against threats and acts of violence. You have a God-given right to defend yourself and you have a responsibility mandated by God to defend and protect your family. And I urge you to take both of those responsibilities seriously, as seriously as you need to…only you can make that judgement as to what degree.

This is not a month long struggle, not even a year long struggle; it may not be resolved even in your lifetime. But, you are part of the solution, today’s solution, tomorrow’s solution…be the part of the solution that you need to be.


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The Real Second Amendment!

I’ve written about this before…but I feel the need to lay it all out one more time. I hope you find it enlightening and helpful…or maybe it will just confirm what you already knew to be true.

Never has a subject been more important than this subject, at this time, in this country, for a whole host of reasons. But, there is one serious and significant reason that you must know and understand regarding the Second Amendment.


So here is the Second Amendment…

Background –

When the Constitution was written and formerly accepted there was heated debate about “rights” in general, and specific rights not being clearly laid out and included as part of the Constitution. So the Founders came up a list of rights which was ratified less than a year after the ratification of the Constitution. Those first ten amendments were designed to protect the basic rights of U.S. citizens, they were unalienable, inviolate and absolute…they are called the Bill of Rights.

So why was the Bill of Rights so important to the Founders and the citizens of the new, post-revolution United States of America?  Because the colonists had lived under government cruelty, they knew oppression, they had to endure a despotic ruler, they knew what a corrupt legislature was, and they knew that power would eventually corrupt the leadership of their Constitutional Republic. And they were determined to ensure that US citizens would never have to endure the malevolence of a corrupt and powerful central government.

They knew that the British Empire had been able to rule over them in the most oppressive of terms due to one thing…power…virtually absolute power. And it was the might of the British Army that assured colonists’ subjugation to whatever burden the British rulers heaped upon them. During the time that the British ruled the American colonies the British Empire maintained a large standing army presence in the colonies. The British army role however went beyond what we think of a traditional army in today’s world, the British army was also the central government’s law enforcement agency as well.

And a reminder…the colonial British Army was the strongest, most professional, most technologically advanced, and most powerful army in the world.

Militias –

To prevent a recurrence of this absolute subjugation of a country’s populace the Founders took steps to prevent a repeat in the newly formed of government. First, the Founders made it clear there was to be no standing army. They knew all too well the threat a standing army was to rights, freedoms, and liberties. They knew that a standing army was the hammer that would allow a central/federal government to become absolute in terms of power and authority. To curtail that threat the military was put into the hands of the various states in the form of militias.

So militias were the “army” of the new United States…formed locally by average citizens and controlled by state Governors. Now, if “war” was declared by Congress at the request of the President then the federal government could request from state Governors that their militias be federalized. Thus becoming the US Army under the country’s Commander-in-Chief and able to defend the USA.

However, a Governor could deny any such request for its militias. This was the “check & balance” against a strong federal government imposing its will on US citizens and using a standing army to enforce such will. (Article 3, Section 2)

If you doubt any of that…research it…and especially pay attention to all of the quotes by our Founding Fathers regarding a standing army.

Let me make this easy to understand:

  • We now have a large standing army that is the most powerful in the world.
  • That same standing army has been used against US citizens on numerous occasions.
  • That same standing army has killed US citizens on numerous occasions, including its own veterans.
  • Today’s large standing army is 1/2 of the military-industrial complex that has been in existence since post-Civil War. The same military-industrial complex that President Eisenhower went to great lengths to warn us about.
  • In addition to the standing army, there are over 700,000 heavily armed paramilitary federal law enforcement officers in the US. (note: this makes United States federal LEOs the world’s 7th largest army, slightly smaller than Russia’s entire army.)
Right to Bear Arms –

Now we understand why militias were so important to the Founding Fathers that they enshrined that concept and right in the Constitution itself via the Bill of Rights. But, if a militia was to be an army to defend the US it had to be well-armed. Armed well enough to conduct war…and win.

Once again we only have to look at history to understand that concept/principle. At the outbreak of the American Revolution the average American frontiersman, farmer, and many town-based colonial citizens were as well armed as the average British soldier…and in most cases, far better armed with better rifles. Many backwoods and frontier colonials would also normally carry a pistol, knife, and tomahawk in addition to their rifle. This additional weaponry would make them far better armed than even the elite of the British Army soldiers. For additional clarification…colonists were armed with the latest technology of the day when it came to weapons.

And as citizens formed militias they would often have the latest in the most powerful weapons of the day as well…cannons and mortars.

The Founding Fathers, desiring no standing army but a militia base, had to ensure that US citizens could have weapons sufficient to wage wars, carry the fight to the enemy, and win. To guarantee that US citizens could always meet that challenge the Founders ensured that US citizens would always have that inviolate right. Hence, the clear, absolute, and unambiguous wording of the “right to bear arms” contained in the Second Amendment.

So the Second Amendment was a clear and strong statement that neither the right to bear arms or of the right of militias could be “infringed.” And if you look up the word infringed it too is very clear and concise…NOTHING could interfere with those two rights in any way…no law, no regulation, no rule, no Executive Order…NOTHING!

And that means it is an “absolute right” regardless of any other opinion to the contrary, enforceable by the Supreme Court should it ever be infringed.

Actually, any opinion or action to the contrary is proof positive showing a person to be either ignorant or an authoritarian…and in both cases they are in direct opposition to the Constitution. And should they be an authoritarian they want only one thing…a totalitarian state with absolute power. Should they be ignorant…then they were a useful idiot…a tool…nothing more.

Summary –

The US federal government, with the help of both Democrats and Republicans, have been very, very successful at dismantling the Second Amendment. Yes, both parties and virtually all politicians have worked tirelessly to utterly destroy the Second Amendment. And for the most they already have…half of it is already destroyed…the other half…almost…they are working hard to finish their task.

Do we have a large and powerful standing army?

Do we have a large standing paramilitary force in the form of federal law enforcement agencies?

Do we have strong state & local militias, controlled by Governors?

Actually, if you are a member of a “militia” how are you viewed by the US federal government law enforcement community?

And, do we have restrictions, regulations, rules, requirements, and laws that infringed on the right to own state-of-the-art personal weaponry (i.e. right to bear arms)?

Well, therein lies the proof of where we are today. And going forward anyone, ANYONE, that supports gun right restrictions is either ignorant or an authoritarian. Both are a grave threat to a Constitutional Republic.

You see, the Founding Fathers also had one other concept in mind with the whole Second Amendment thing. They knew that sooner or later the US federal government would become so corrupt that the people, US citizens, had to retain the ability to throw off the oppression, overcome the tyranny, and restore a Constitutional Republic’s rights, liberties, and freedoms in full.

Simply read the Declaration of Independence to understand that idea and right. And for more information on that subject you need but only to research the quotes of the Founding Fathers.

And to correct the problem of a despotic or totalitarian government when all else failed…the people had to be well-armed, trained, and part of a militia to throw off the government of authoritarians.

So now you can understand why the current US federal government, the politicians, federal law enforcement agencies, the federal bureaucrats, do not want militias and do not want a well-armed citizenry. They want to rule supreme and unchallengeable with absolute power…a totalitarian utopia.

In closing…know history…


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SitRep – May 2022 (part #4 of 4)

This is Part #4 of the May 2022 SitRep. Before reading this article I strongly urge you to have read the previous articles related to this SitRep. Failure to read these previous articles will prevent you from having an accurate understanding of what I am trying to say and why.

Never has a SitRep been more important…and the need for you to understand what I am saying more urgent.


Please read the following before proceeding:


Answers DAMN IT! –

This is what it all boils down to…answers. In other words, answering the #1 question of all preppers, and most US citizens in general, have…What can/should I do?

Before that question can be addressed I propose that the risks/threats must be correctly and properly identified:

  • The federal government is taking steps to silence free speech.
  • The federal government is creating a bureaucratic mechanism to criminalize anyone who disagrees with anything the federal government does or says.
  • The federal government has taken steps to eliminate constitutional rights by use of extreme measures such as identifying dissidents as domestic terrorists.
  • The federal government has taken, and will soon take, draconian measures to disarm US citizens in direct contradiction to the US Constitutional Bill of Rights. Understand this…the 2nd Amendment is already half destroyed due the elimination and demonization of militias.
  • The federal government is creating one crisis after another causing chaos, confusion, fear, hate, insecurity, and general turmoil. Once created they advance the concept that only the federal government can cure each crisis…each crisis that they created.
  • The federal government is allowing the Federal Reserve to create fluctuating unemployment, hyper-inflation, and the Fed devalued the US dollar to a low from which it can never recover.
  • The federal government is creating a massive network of law enforcement that can infringe, and has infringed, upon the rights, liberties, and freedoms of individual citizens at any time for any reason. Such actions being outside of Constitutional due process and principles.
  • The federal government expanding the capability of an agency (NSA) that can, and does, spy on every aspect of every US citizen’s life.
  • Federal bureaucrats and politicians elevating themselves above the average US citizen to a status of a ruling elite, an aristocrat class, the ones who know best. Ensuring that they and their peers are exempt from the laws that the average citizen can not escape.

But the greatest threat of all…the US federal government’s plan to completely subjugate the citizens of the US into a serfdom class totally unable to defend themselves against the implementation of authoritarianism and its ugly cousin, tyranny.

How has the federal government accomplished all these things? With the help of, the blessings of, and the approval of the US citizenry. Now, not all citizens have approved of all their actions, and many have opposed them, but the government could only do that which the citizenry has allowed and tolerated them to do.

And how did US citizens get to the point that the federal government was allowed to run amok? Well, as a people and country we abandoned God, forgot the reasoning behind the Constitution and Bill of Rights, embraced situational ethics, and all too much viewed the Constitution as a living breathing document vs a firm foundation of guiding principles. We turned a blind eye to our politicians’ unbridled lust for power and money. We encouraged a large and powerful standing army fueling the greed and power lust of the military-industrial complex. We embraced party politics over sound Constitutional principles and eternal truths.

Our out-of-control US federal government became the hydra it is today simply because we allowed it to. We were seduced by their promises of easy money, peace, security, pride, patriotism, and manifest destiny. What we got instead was none of those promises fulfilled, but a government that is interested in one thing…creating an authoritarian state that benefits the few at the expense of the vast citizenry.

Does that about sum it up? You cure the problem of the US federal government and most other problems either disappear or become less daunting.

But therein lies the problem…there is no realistic cure for the US federal government, it has simply become too large, too powerful, too overreaching, too tyrannical in nature and deed to be cured. No election can cure it, we’ve seen that already for over 100 years. The Supreme Court can’t fix it, it is part of the problem. Elected federal politicians can’t fix it, they either are the actual problem or the good ones get converted to the lust for power or get crushed by the political machines of both parties. There is no modern day George Washington to straighten everything out, and there never will be. There is simply no way to cure the problem of the US federal government. If you try they will attempt to silence you. Should that fail…the FBI Hostage Rescue Team will come knocking and kill you.

Not a pretty picture…just the way they have been painting it for 130 years.

The only way to attempt to cure the federal government problem is to cure the problems within our collective selves as citizens, to make right that which is wrong within each of us. It boils down to each individual, that is how you attempt to fix it.

So, now that I have, more or less, identified the risks and threats, IMHO, depressing as it may sound…what can/should you and I be doing about it all?

Well, let’s take this in priority order:

  1. FIRST and FOREMOST – In order to stay alive and out of prison do not participate in violence of any kind. Do not attend protests, demonstrations, or any kind of rally. At this point in time all of these have the real potential to turn violent. Do not get involved in those activities! Don’t even talk about committing violence no matter how patriotic it may sound. When you are around people do not allow them to talk about committing violence, or even advocating for it. If they do, then tell them you will have no part in it and leave. Why? Same as I have told you before…the federal law enforcement agencies have agents or informers in every militia in the US and any other group they see as a threat. They will look for and find any reason to arrest and imprison anyone they can. And if that can’t find a reason they will manufacture one as they have done so numerous times. Stay away from any anti-government style violence or discussion of such…period!
  2. Have a clear set of core principles that you believe in no matter what. If you don’t already have them, develop that set of core principles. Those principles must be based on both temporal (i.e. US Constitution & Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, etc.) and spiritual concepts (i.e. 10 Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, etc.). Make the decision to stand by those principles no matter what, and then do not compromise those principles. When challenged, do not shrink from defending those principles using sound reasoning, logic, and compassionate understanding of others.
  3. Clearly see the magnitude of the problem and the utter enormity of the collapse that has already occurred and more which is coming…and stay situationally aware. Focus on knowing what is going on in the country and world from only trusted sources of information. But, do not become obsessed over current events, ignore all non-trustworthy sources of information, stay away from those promoting conspiracy theories, avoid “fear porn”, and do not give time to the “static” in life.
  4. Be willing to have am emergency preparedness plan, make a plan, and be committed to work that plan. The plan must be based on solid, practical, and proven concepts of emergency preparedness. The plan must cover all areas of threats/risks and above all, it must be realistic.
  5. Forget acting globally, forget acting nationally, but do act locally. Be involved in your family, community, congregation, and possibly at the state level (if you feel prompted to do so). It is highly likely that you can have no impact at the global or national level to right this sinking ship…so don’t waste your time, talents, efforts, or resources on that pointless effort. Stay focused and engaged where you can make a difference. Start at the smallest/lowest possible level and then expand from there. Concentrate on where you can be both active and effective in your ability to help others. Serve.
  6. Do not be part of political party politics and do not support any political party platform. Advocate, support, and advance only your principles as outlined in #2 regardless of politics or political parties. Push forward the sound principles that you have formed when you are involved in your community. Do not compromise those principles. Seek consensus not compromise. When you vote, vote for the candidate whose principles and ideas match yours regardless of political party affiliation. Do not donate your money to any political party; you have no true knowledge of what they are doing with that money.
  7. Talk about emergency preparedness whenever appropriate to get as many people aware as possible. But, do not show your preps to anyone and do not be specific regarding the extent of your preps.
  8. Gently, quietly, without fanfare, find others who think and act as you do. Start a moderate conversation regarding emergency preparation in general terms. Gauge their response, move forward if there is common ground, but do so only in small steps. Know who you are talking to. As trust and confidence grows move the conversation to mutual support and assistance in your emergency preparedness endeavors. A good place to start would be at church. But, don’t assume that just because they are fellow church goers that they share all of your preparedness beliefs or share your core principles.
  9. Do everything you can to be as independent of all levels of government as possible, especially the federal government. Think “self-reliance” in every aspect of your life.
  10. Be willing and committed to defending yourself, your family, your principles, and your community against all threats that would jeopardize those principles or the safety of those you love and have joined with.
  11. Have “realistic expectations” of yourself and your family when it comes to emergency preparedness. It would be wonderful to be 100% prepared for any emergency that might come your way…but that is 100% unrealistic. Do the best you can with what you have…and that is good enough. Focus your time and resources on that which is the greatest risk/threat against you and your family, solve that, and then move on to the next item. Work your plan but do not become obsessive.

I apologize if you were expecting some great “silver bullet” solution. But I don’t apologize if you were expecting me tell you to join a militia, take up arms, revolt, become an Alexander Hamilton, etc. These times are not those that cry out for violence as our Founding Fathers did after decades of trying to solve the problems with England. If you are drawn towards violence, a repeat of the 1/6 disaster, etc. then I am not your guru, I don’t have your answers.

What we need in this country right now is civility, compassion, willingness to serve, level-headedness, calm, and people determined to be prepared for emergencies, disasters, and grid-down. We need people who Preparedness Communitycan reach out to their families, their communities & neighbors, and their congregations with helping hands. We need people with strong principles, or at least those willing to embrace strong righteous principles, willing to stand-up for those principles, and then share them with others in a calm and gentle manner.

Look at what the federal government is doing, what bureaucrats are doing, what politicians are doing, and how they are behaving and what their position related actions are. We need good people doing the exact opposite. We need good people doing good things for the right reasons, helping and serving others. Embrace selflessness…abandon selfishness.

The best way, actually the only way, to fight evil is to fight it with good. And you must be that source of good. For this is truly a struggle of good vs evil. Right now evil is wining on a global and national level for the most part. But that can and will change. I am asking you, imploring you, to be part of that good that makes that change.

Now, just for clarification…I am not advocating that you not physically defend yourself or your family against threats and acts of violence. You have a God-given right to defend yourself and you have a responsibility mandated by God to defend and protect your family. And I urge you to take both of those responsibilities seriously, as seriously as you need to…only you can make that judgement as to what degree.

This is not a month long struggle, not even a year long struggle; it may not be resolved even in your lifetime. But, you are part of the solution, today’s solution, tomorrow’s solution…be the part of the solution that you need to be.

Summary –

Right now pretty much every aspect of our world is in turmoil…and it is meant to be that way…that is their intention. Every soldier of evil is working overtime to create that mayhem and havoc. It is all by design. And for the most part it is the federal government creating, or at the center of, all of the chaos and bedlam. For in doing so they create division among the people keeping them from uniting to restore our Constitutional rights, to live a free and happy life, to hold accountable those who lust for power. By separating us, by using party politics, by playing race against race, by distorting truth, by heavy handed tyrannical and powerful government tactics the seek to move us to little more of a role than serfdom.

You could easily find reason to be depressed, withdraw from society, or take up arms in a misdirected cause. Don’t! You could easily get caught up in worship of political idols or in embracing political party platforms you could find some semblance of security and a sense of belonging. Don’t! You can justify anger and rage in today’s world with minimal effort. Don’t!

There are many easy roads and paths to follow. But where do they actually lead you? Some may seem to be correct, some meeting an inner need for action, others may appeal to some desire to belong. But what is the actual eventual outcome of those paths and roads…they all have an end-state somewhere. What does that look like? Can you even see the end or know what it is? Is it really something you want to be involved it?

I don’t know a single prepper who isn’t action oriented. We all want to take action, we all want to fix things, we all want to make things better, and we all feel better when we are doing something to correct a bad situation. We are doers and not just talkers and dreamers; although I am sure we do plenty of the latter two. The key here is what we do, the next actions we take.

There is no easy answer, there is no easy fix, there is no easy road or path to follow, and there certainly is no magical silver bullet. But there is an answer, there is a path to follow, there is a positive outcome, and you can easily be part of it.

Notice I said “…easily be part of it…” That doesn’t eliminate any of the hard parts…I just refer to it being easy for you to join in the solution. Staying there and performing tasks within that solution is a whole other story…I imagine that part will be hard at almost every turn for most of us.

But, you can do, you can belong, you can fix, you can move forward, you can help, you can make a difference, you can serve, you can be part of the solution…it depends solely on who you are inside and what you want out of life. It is all entirely up to you.

I can’t imagine for the life of me that anyone reading this article (other than the federal law enforcement agents/researchers) would not want to be part of the solution. Meaning a lawful, Constitutional, God-centered, positive, correct, appropriate, and meaningful solution to the problems we face today.

I know many of you, I get a sense from everyone who visits my site and reads my articles that you are great people, intelligent people, folks who want the world to be a better place.

I also know exactly what frustration is. Maybe not your particular frustration, but I know what frustration is when I look at this disaster of a country we live in. I am frustrated that our government has abandoned virtually every founding principle that was divinely inspired nearly 250 years ago during our young country’s struggle for independence. I am frustrated that many of our citizens have exchanged freedoms, liberties, and rights for the promise of security and peace. I get it…I do…I understand it.

And frustration can be a wonderful motivating tool or it can lead to utter destruction. They key is what your frustration motivates you to do. I suggest you search yourself…and then allow your frustration to motivate you to do what is right. There be consequences, some good, some not so good, that follow when you do the right things…let them come. Start today.

 

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SitRep – May 2022 (part #3 of 4)

This is Part #3 of the May 2022 SitRep. Before reading this article I strongly urge you to have read the previous articles related to this SitRep. Failure to read these previous articles will prevent you from having an accurate understanding of what I am saying and why.

Never has a SitRep been more important…and the need for you to understand what I am saying more urgent.


Please read the following before proceeding:

Now on to Part #3…

The fall of the U.S. Empire –

So why this topic after just writing about the US Civil War II; or more accurately The Great United States Federal Government Revolution?

Pretty simple…to explain “why” and “why now.”

For years, lots of years, I have been studying history…including great empires. And I am sure you are aware as well of the rise/fall of empires, the Roman Empire is a prime example. And I am sure that you have made, or read, about the comparison of the USA to the rise and fall of other empires. Well, it is true, proven by fact, well documented, and shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that the USA is on the same track. How close to the “fall” we are has been hotly debated for a while now. I personally believe we are close, very close, to the “fall” as an empire.

First of all let’s get this out of the way…if you think the USA is not an “empire” then you are either ignorant or a reality and truth denier.

Now, the most researched, documented, and clearly written information regarding empires that I have ever seen has been produced by a guy by the name of Dalio. He went into factual scientific detail, extreme detail, regarding the rise and fall of the great empires in the last 500 years. So let’s start with this…a chart that shows the life-cycle of an empire:Yeah, this chart represents exactly and factually what all empires go through…its called their empire life-cycle. Does anything look familiar?

Then we can review how all the empires have cycled in the last 500 years:

But that looks a bit confusing, so let’s boil it down to the top 4 empires:

Notice which empire is rising and which is falling?

Just gotta throw a couple more charts in there. Next one is rise/fall based on the global reserve status of an empire’s currency.

Notice which empire is rising and which is falling?

Next are the eight factors that empire’s rise/fall curves were based on and their place in the empire’s life-cycle.

Is this clear yet?

There is a variable factor that has come into play throughout the 500 years, but most notably in the last 100 years…technology. The technology of today is accelerating the curves, both the rise and fall ended of the curves.

The United States of America is an empire…an empire is steep decline. That statement is factual, based in reality, founded on history, and well researched empirical scientific evidence. Worse yet, nothing will occur that will or can stop the fall…it is already occurring…and the USA will complete the collapse. Again, that too is based on fact and historical evidence.

Here we see the status of 9 areas of importance controlling the rise and fall of the US Empire:

The only trait that is consistently rising over the last 30 years is the US military. And that is because our endless wars and the military-industrial complex grip on the government and our desperate gasp to be relevant in the world.

In the following two charts we see where the US Empire is in relation to the modern Chinese Empire:

Here is the key and the point to all of this…why do you think that the US Federal Government has started the revolution that I talked about in Part #2? Why do you think they are intentionally creating chaos, mayhem confusion, hate, violence, pitting once group against another, etc.?

The powers behind the monstrosity that is called the US federal government know the United States empire is falling and will collapse, they are simply implementing a plan (revolution/civil war) for that which is to rise from the ashes of that coming fall. And I am telling you now…it ain’t no Constitutional Republic they plan to resurrect.

Now:

  1. Do you recognize fact, do you accept scientific evidence, do you believe in proven historical datum?
  2. Do you see what they are planning for the USA, and why, after it collapses as an empire?
  3. Do you have a plan on what to do about it or how to cope with the fall?
  4. Have you talked it through with your family, your community, and your congregation?
  5. Do you even know anyone else who accepts this information or believes similar to you?
  6. What will you do going forward now that this is staring you right in the face?

USA’s divine origins…Yes, I believe the Founding Fathers when they talk about the US being founded with divine help from God. The Declaration of Independence uses the very terms “God”, “Creator”, “Supreme Judge”, and “divine Providence.” So yes, the United States of America was founded, in whole or in part, by God for His purposes.

Does God guarantee that America will survive or operates with his blessing today? I can’t find a single inspired source that says that. And I believe that any country such as America that kills nearly 1 million unborn babies per year is not, and will not, receive the blessing of our Father in Heaven.

Now for an extremely important point that I have to make; and it is critical to everything I have talked about and that I will talk about going forward. Not understanding the next statement will jade opinions of everything I’ve written in terms of the US Empire and its fall, a war mongering people, etc. So here goes…

There is no comparison between the people of the United States and the federal government of the United States. The government of the United States is completely corrupt, decadent, and its leaders totally depraved lusting only after power and money. It follows no eternal truths, acts against the best interests of its citizens, and performs abhorrent acts of evil. The US federal government has abandoned the rule of law, turned away from the Constitution, no longer recognizes natural God-given rights, or respects rights guaranteed through the Bill of Rights.

On the other hand, as a people, citizens of the United States are some of the most warm, friendly, compassionate, and giving people in the world. Global statistics show that to be 100% true. One only needs to travel to the mid-west or localities that are church-centered to see that this is true. Granted liberal run states are far less so, but still as a country, we are a good and decent people. Not near as much as we once were, but still on the positive side of the scale.

But let me be clear…the US federal government doesn’t mirror the positive qualities of its citizens. And to be quite honest…the federal government it doing its very, very best to crush the good and decent people of the US into oblivion. Why? So no one looks to fellow citizens for decency or help…they look only to the federal government for answers and solutions. Thus becoming serfs to the authoritarians. They seek to crush any form of self-reliance…temporal or spiritual.

Yes, there are a few decent people at the federal political level, but damn few…probably could count them on one hand…maybe. Virtually all politicians and bureaucrats prefer compromise vs consensus, power vs liberty, regulations vs freedoms, controls vs rights, wealth vs fairness, politics vs principles, and authoritarianism vs a Constitutional Republic.

So please don’t confuse the qualities of people in the US vs the immorality of the government of the US. The problem lies in the fact that the people no longer control the government…and people fear the government.

money and power used by the federal government creates tyranny at the loss of rights and freedom.Bottom line…

  1. As a government the US federal government has fallen into decay, ruthless tyranny, and is totally debauched.
  2. As an empire the US is falling fast and the crash cannot be prevented. What rises from its ashes will be much, much worse than what exists today.
  3. You must have a plan on what you are to do, how you are to do it, and with whom you will do it. Failure to do so ensures failure of the worst kind.

 


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May 2022 SitRep (Critical Updates to Parts 1 & 2)

These updates I consider “critical” due to their potential impact to bring down the US in one fell swoop when grouped together. One update could create an almost instant shooting civil war. These are serious developments and I felt the need to include them in the SitRep to bring additional clarity and understanding to what is happening and just how precarious our situation is.


The areas I will be updating are:

  • The Economy
  • Food Situation
  • War with Russia
  • US Civil War II

If you have not already read the following articles prior to this article, please do so now. Doing so will help you understand more fully what I am referring to in this and subsequent May 2022 SitRep articles.

In a article later today I will be posting the actual Part 3 of the May 2022 SitRep covering “The fall of the US Empire”.

On with the updates…

The Economy –

There is an interesting (albeit troubling) economic narrative starting to surface. The numbers for months now show that the US is in-fact in a recession. Additional numbers how that inflation is fiscally killing everyone but the rich; and especially negatively impacting the middle-class. The job numbers show that people are increasingly unemployed with many people no longer seeking employment although employable. And there was widespread belief among many experts that the country would enter a depression before the end of the year.

Well, there is an economic term out there called “excess savings” (ES) and man is it weird. ES is the difference in the total value of money in savings due to COVID vs if COVID hadn’t occurred.

Example: let’s say that you would normally have $1,000 in savings had COVID not occurred. But, since COVID occurred you now have $2,500 in savings; supposedly because you weren’t spending money and thus you saved it. ES is the $1,500 additional money you now have in savings.

And these ES true believers say the US has $1.6trillion in ES to spend. That equates to $12,307 of ES per US household. And based on that figure these ES folks are predicting that the US is coming out of a recession and headed, very shortly headed, to an economic boom. And the worst part…many on the Biden/Harris team are jumping onboard the ES ship.

Now, I don’t know about you and your household but I can tell you that without any hesitation…in our house we don’t have an extra $12,307 dollars in savings!! And I am not hearing any of my friends or acquaintances talking about their extra $12,307.

But there is more contradictory information…

  • US citizens added $13.5trillion of wealth,
  • Paid off massive amounts of credit card debt,
  • Bought and refinanced homes a record paces,
  • Put more money into savings than ever before.

But we know that…

  • Unpaid credit card balances are at record highs,
  • Mortgage foreclosures have skyrocketed by 132%.

But, once you dig below the surface to see the fallacy of those positive ES numbers…

  • The stock market was the biggest driver of that wealth gain in 2020 and 2021. And 2022 YTD stock market losses totaled nearly 10% wiping out most of that wealth gain.
  • 1/3 of that wealth gain went to the top 1% of the US rich folks, well over 70% of the wealth gain went to the top 20% richest people in the US.
  • The middle-class folks suffered the most financially, showing little to no gain in wealth. And as stated, almost all of their wealth gain was from the stock market which has since been wiped out.

Bottom line…the rich got richer…as for everyone else, not so much.

And an interesting set of facts…there were many new billionaires created in the world and the US. All of them came from the ranks of millionaires. And out of the top 16 billionaires created around the world during the COVID pandemic…8 were from China. I find that very interesting considering where the virus came from.

Couple the increase in the wealth going primarily to the richest and most of the new billionaires are located in China…well, you get the idea. If you aren’t following me…it is not just the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. In this case, as in virtually all cases in the last 50 years…the wealth is being transferred from the bottom 90% of the people to the richest 10% of the people…and the US middle-class is disappearing as China producers more and more billionaires.

That should scare the hell out of you! Why? Because the strength of the US Constitutional Republic and the US economy has always been the US middle-class. Without the middle-class you have the rich elites (i.e. ruling class authoritarians) and serfs.

The single most troubling aspect of this dramatic contradiction of economic data…it adds to the confusion, anger, and chaos being created.

What is actually the damage to the middle class?

Since 1970 the US rich have gotten notably richer, the poor have gotten marginally less poor, but the middle-class has been decimated by comparison.

The underpinning of a stable US constitutional political system is the middle-class. In every country or empire, once the middle-class begins to disappear and the rich become richer and dominate…that country/empire falls.

The chart above shows:

  • The middle-class shrank by 33%
  • The poor did shrink by 20%
  • And the rich increased by 72%

So you might think…GREAT! The middle-class and poor folks moved into the “rich” class. Ah, no. This is a comparative chart…it shows that the few rich got richer by a lot. The poor improved their status a bit. But it shows that there is a significant decrease in folks being considered middle-class. Meaning that for the most part many of the middle-class moved into the “poor” category. And that movement of the middle-class earners into the lower-income category is what boosted the improvement in poor category up a small amount.

Now let me connect two dots to help make things more clear.

Remember the $12,307 increase in excess savings (ES) per household? That number is an average per household. However, looking below the surface for the middle-class you see that most of that ES was based in two areas:

  1. Stock market increase came from and linked to their IRAs, 401(k)s, etc.
  2. The other part of the ES came from multiple government stimulus handouts.

Once you factor in the downturn of the market YTD and remove the temporary government handouts there is virtually no increase in savings of the middle-class at all. And the same is even more true for the poor. Meaning…during COVID wealth was transferred from the poor and middle-class to the rich. And the majority of those who became newly rich (i.e. billionaires), 8 out of the top 16 were in China, and most of the total “newly rich” became rich off of COVID related services and products.

Remember my article yesterday regarding authoritarianism? Their goal…power and money.

Why is the middle-class so important? History has proven that it is the middle-class that becomes the heart and soul of a country. It is the center of morals, integrity, and keeps a country centered, stable, and balanced. Without the middle-class any/all countries fail and fall. But until they do…the middle-class is a direct threat to authoritarians (ruling elites).

Food Situation –

I will make this short and to the point…

  1. Major sugar producers are now limiting exports. There is some indication that more than one may curtail all sugar exports.
  2. India has already curtailed wheat exports, now they are considering limiting or stopping all rice exports as well. India is the #1 producer/exporter of rice in the world…40% of all global rice exports.
  3. There are upwards of 12 countries that are now actively considering reducing or stopping food exporting.

We have entered very, very dangerous territory regarding a global food crisis. And the US is smack dab in the middle of it. Estimates are now between 100million to 200million are at risk globally for starvation in 2022. Do I believe those estimates? Kinda. Historically those numbers have been used as “scare tactics” but I am starting to see more and more potential that they may be right this time, at least to some degree.

War with Russia –

Truth be told this should be a larger category…”World War III”.

The US has continually prodded Russia into continuing, if not expanding, their attack/war on Ukraine. The latest development is the US announcement to send an advanced weapons system to Ukraine that is not just an offensive weapon, it is a weapon that can easily reach inside of Russia’s borders with deadly accuracy.

Personally I like to see the fight being taken to Russia and let them get a taste of the destruction war brings. But, is that a logical or even right thing to do? What will Russia’s response be to our escalation of our war with them? What will happen to the resolve of the Russian people when their homeland is attacked? Who will the Russian military blame for these forthcoming attacks on their soil? How will they react?

Then we have “Crazy Joe” now poking China in the eye and trying to provoke a war there. In the last few days he made the statement that the US would militarily defend Taiwan against an attack by China. That has never been the public foreign policy stance of the US. Granted, it has been the unspoken policy but that is far different in the world of sleazy foreign relations. China knows we back Taiwan with military aid, providing advanced weapons systems, training, etc. China always knew with some certainty that we would back Taiwan to one degree or another when China attacks Taiwan. But to take the US stance public, stating it in their backyard, is a direct military challenge to China.

China’s response? A show of military force on the sea and in the air as a direct challenge to “Crazy Joe” and his dare. China calling Biden’s bluff, showing they are not afraid of him or his dementia. Crazy Joe…the man that brings us one step closer to another war…one with a large and technologically advanced military. A military whose publicly released documents states that their intention is to replace us as the sole world’s power. Great job Crazy Joe!

Now I need you to remember what I have been saying for a very, very long time…”watch the other hand.” Meaning, while the focus is directed at one or more high-profile issues, keep an eye on what they try to do while we are not watching the other hand.

Notice how quiet North Korea and Iran are right now? Keep an eye on them, something is up and they won’t remain quiet much longer.

US Civil War II –

So the heart of the matter is simple…coming anti-2nd Amendment moves by the US federal government.

As we all know the authoritarians love a good crisis…the worse the crisis, the more dangerous the crisis, the deadlier the crisis, and the more media focused the crisis the better for the authoritarians. The Buffalo mass shooting of blacks fit that bill perfect because along with the “gun” aspect they also could dwell on the “race” aspect as well. Then the Uvalde school shooting…OMG that is the authoritarians ultimate crisis…not just “gun” but “children” as well!!

No, I am not downplaying either event or mocking either, I am referring to the authoritarians’ outcry directly.

So now you have a perfect confluence/convergence of events that allow the authoritarians to move against guns. And why are authoritarians so anti-gun…or more specifically anti-2nd Amendment? Because they know the sole purpose of the 2nd Amendment as designed by the Founding Fathers.

And the Founding Fathers designed the 2nd Amendment for a single purpose…to allow the people to throw off a tyrannical authoritarian federal government. They suffered under British tyranny, knew the face of authoritarianism, they knew all too well that eventually that same lust for power would creep into the United States. And we see that it clearly has, it is here, and getting worse by the day.

Our Founders showed us the way to deal with tyranny in the Declaration of Independence and the means to do so through the 2nd Amendment. And of course, the authoritarians have steadily diminished both over the years. Their goal? Remove any and all capability to resist tyranny and authoritarianism…yes, even the very desire to resist.

There has been a “bipartisan” committee formed in Congress to hammer out the next round of anti-2nd Amendment unconstitutional gun laws. And it is startling what they are considering. The more radical of the authoritarians want gun bans and confiscation. The more conservative of the authoritarians are willing to go along with banning high-capacity magazines, age restrictions, and broad and vague “Red Flag” laws. Even the most conservative authoritarians are willing to go along with many of the ideas being floated around. The authoritarians are not going to waste this crisis…they will enact more anti-2nd Amendment and unconstitutional laws…it is only a matter of to what degree…but chip away they will.

Anyone in Congress who votes in favor of any gun law can easily be identified as an “authoritarian”…plain and simple. Why else would they vote against rights guaranteed by the Constitution? Why else would they fly in the face of the Founding Fathers wisdom and experience?

Note: When you hear the term “bipartisan” just substitute “authoritarians working together“…which would be far more accurate and revealing.

And interestingly enough…

  1. The shooter in Buffalo was well known by both law enforcement and mental health officials, both of which utterly failed to stop him even with plenty of advanced warning.
  2. The shooter in Uvalde was well known to friends and co-workers by the nickname “school shooter”. And for as yet to be determined reasons, law enforcement delayed stopping the shooter for almost 1-1/2 hours. The school district police chief being the primary person who delayed stopping the carnage. But it was not on his shoulders alone…the first 7 law enforcement officers on-scene did not engage the shooter. This was in direct opposition of all protocols, all training, and all professional standards on dealing with active shooters. And the reason they gave for their lack of action…they “were afraid of being shot at”!!! What???? That’s part of their job, what they agreed to when they signed up, what they knew the job might entail. So is that the real reason they didn’t engage, especially in light of the police chief’s actions to not engage as well?
  3. We know that due to the lack of action on the part of the responding officers in Uvalde children died.
  4. We know that due to the decision of the police chief more Uvalde children died.
  5. So in both cases, Buffalo and Uvalde, we apparently have the utter failure of law enforcement to do their job. Why, when it is so clear what they should have done, were trained to do, knew to do…did law enforcement fail so miserably and completely in both cases?
  6. 65 people a month were shot and killed last year in Chicago, a city run by a radical left-wing authoritarian in a state run by a radical left-wing authoritarian. And where is the outrage, the DOJ investigations, the calls for reform? Huh, tell me where???
  7. 15 shootings, 12 people killed last weekend in Philadelphia, a city run by a radical left-wing authoritarian in a state run by a radical left-wing authoritarian. And where is the outrage, the DOJ investigations, the calls for reform? Huh, tell me where???

What we do know for sure is…

  1. Without these two back-to-back events there would be no unifying cry by authoritarians for gun control.
  2. Without these two back-to-back events there would be no emotions running so high for the authoritarians to play on.
  3. Never has there been a better opportunity for the authoritarians to further disarm US citizens…and they will.
  4. The more radical elements of the authoritarians know that attempting a gun confiscation will start a shooting civil war. They also know that a gun sales freeze or an assault weapons ban would likely start a shooting civil war. In both cases they welcome the opening of a shooting civil war. Should that occur it would give authoritarians the perfect excuse/reason to impose the final phase of their plan for an authoritarian/totalitarian state. And they care not for the price paid in lives or the destruction of the Constitutional Republic. Again, they would welcome it.


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Authoritarian(ism)

In this article I decided to identify “authoritarians” for all my political related articles going forward. Why? Because there are two basic forces at play today in America, and on the broader global stage, politically speaking. It is a struggle to decide if mankind can live according to God’s will (i.e. rights, freedoms, and liberties) or be forced to live as government decrees (authoritarianism).

Before I give my opinion of the definition of authoritarian I need to provide background on where that definition came from. And the best way to do so is to explain the diametric opposite.

In the late 1600’s the defining of a political thought developed that stated political authority is that which is necessary to protect the person and property of individuals and to guarantee their natural rights to freedom of thought, speech, worship, life, liberty, property, and to live life as they choose. This new political concept was developed and championed by John Locke, who is considered to be the grandfather of the American Declaration of Independence and the founding principles behind the United States Constitution.

Significantly to consider is Locke thought that revolution is justified when the sovereign fails to fulfill these obligations. The new political set of principles is referred to as classical liberalismNOT the liberal ideology of today’s political world. The aim of the early classical liberals was to limit the power of government over the individual while holding that same central government accountable to the governed.

Traits of classical liberalism are:

  • Negative powers to tightly restrict and control that which government can do,
  • Separation of powers in government plus checks and balances to restrain government authority and control,
  • Individuals are not only citizens who share a social contract with each other but also people with rights upon which the state may not encroach,
  • Rights involve the right to speak and write freely, the freedom to associate and organize and, above all, freedom from fear of reprisal from agents of the government or the government itself,
  • Individuals also have rights apart from their roles as citizens. These rights secure their personal safety and hence their protection from arbitrary arrest and punishment,
  • Beyond rights as citizens and individuals are those rights that also preserve large areas of privacy,
  • Economic competition (free-markets & free-trade) unrestrained by government.

Some traits that are in opposition to classical liberalism:

  • Military might and supremacy, a standing army,
  • National/central government’s intervention to determine prices,
  • Protection of industries from foreign competition,
  • Assumption of power/authority not specifically outlined in a constitution.
  • Any restriction on any natural rights of the individual.

Bottom line: Classical liberalism is a political ideology that favors the protection of individual liberty and economic freedom by limiting government power. Classical liberals favor negative rights to the extent that governments and other people should not be allowed to interfere with the free market or natural individual freedoms/rights. Our Founding Fathers were classical liberals and the US founding principles originated from classical liberalism. The Declaration of Independence was a rendition of classical liberalism to explain our separation from tyranny…and our revolution to do so. The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights were based on these same classical liberal principles with a view to never again live under tyranny…a strong federal government with a standing army to enforce it dictates.

Now, back to “authoritarian”…

First, some synonyms – strict, severe, demanding, controlling, rigid, and dictatorial.

Next, dictionary definitions –

  1. A Political system characterized by or favoring absolute obedience or subjugation to authority, vs individual freedoms, liberties, and rights. Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner.
  2. Political system/practice in which individual freedom is held subordinate to the power or authority of the government. And said power is centered either in one person or a small group that is not wholly accountable to the rule of law or the people they hold power over.
  3. Expecting or requiring people to obey rules or laws while not allowing, or tightly controlling, personal freedoms.

Here are common traits of authoritarian regimes:

  • Strong central government to preserve the political status quo,
  • Reductions in the rule of law over time, or all at once,
  • Reduction in, or blurring of, the central government’s separation of powers,
  • Limited political party affiliation options, and/or the promotion of limited party affiliation options,
  • Government leadership appeals to the emotions of the populace,
  • Considered a necessary evil to correct recognizable societal problems,
  • Suppression of anti-government activities through coercion or force,
  • Ill-defined executive powers, often vague and shifting, extends the power of the executive, with limited or no accountability to the governed,
  • Takes to itself power without a consensus of the people,
  • The press and others means of expression are controlled by the government, and/or media is in cooperation with the government,
  • Utilizes resources of the authoritarian system to perpetuate the government in power, suppressing anti-government ideology or discourse through aggression and physical repression, even killing people who rise up,
  • Strong standing army, large law enforcement presence, and paramilitary units.

Personality traits of authoritarian personalities:

  1. They believe in a static, unwavering set of rules about power and control, submission, and obedience. This is almost always linked to fascism and a genuine perception that some people are weak, and others are strong – that some should rule, and others should follow.
  2. They have a need to control as a first attribute. A dominant, aggressive, and intolerant person who cannot accept people different from themselves – whether in the way they work, their lifestyle, or their own belief systems. Individuals who must be in control at all times and crave power and authority.
  3. They tend to hate. Not hate as an emotion but a position, an attitude toward life.
  4. They need to control others and those they cannot control they have a strong need to punish.
  5. They are regularly assaultive and violent, especially in groups of people with similar beliefs.
  6. They want their victims to fear them; they are bullies.
  7. They have quixotic and unclear rules making it easy to punish others for breaking rules.
  8. They act as if they’re being continually threatened and endangered.
  9. They have little regard for the truth. The truth of any particular matter/issue is a mere inconvenience when they want to force their agenda on others.
  10. They take pleasure in cruelty and they regularly shame, deride, and ridicule their current targets. To control is not enough; to win is not enough; to dominate is not enough: none of that is experienced/seen as enough. The authoritarian wants you harmed and diminished. Since nothing feels quite as bad as shame, it is shame especially that the authoritarian wants you to feel.
  11. They are regularly “into your personal business” especially in economic, very personal, or intimate matters.
  12. Those who genuinely believe themselves to be superior to others without having a tangible or quantifiable reason for this superiority complex.
  13. People who will be very fast to judge and condemn anybody who disagrees, they are intolerant of other ideas or those who advocate less rigid ideologies.
  14. They thrive on fear, power, and control – deeming anybody of whom they do not ‘approve’ to be a threat that should be negated or eliminated.
  15. They cannot listen to any opinion other than their own, cannot reason, explain their thought processes, or rationalize their belief systems coherently.

Now that we have explored all of that information and created an objective and accurate picture of authoritarian regimes and who the real authoritarians are, what I would like to do now is look as some political positions to identify who, in our current political environment, may be the authoritarian…and a threat to rights, liberties, and freedoms that our Founding Fathers so passionately believed in. Political stances that almost always indicate authoritarian beliefs:

  1. The federal government building a strong economy vs free market, free trade system.
  2. Implementing social or environmental justice vs supporting the rule of law.
  3. Referring to or claiming that the USA is a democracy vs a Constitutional Republic.
  4. Forcing any program on a citizen or the wider society; including healthcare, education, building codes/requirements, social safety nets, social programs, minimum wage, etc.
  5. Favoring any industry over another; such as solar vs fossil fuel, electric cars combustion engine cars, solar power plants vs natural gas power plants, bank vs credit union, etc.
  6. Defining “rights” outside of Constitutional wording, especially when such actions favor one group over another.
  7. Any invasion of privacy that circumvents Constitutional due process or the boarder right to privacy.
  8. Any restrictions, limitations, or elimination of rights guaranteed by the Constitution or Bill of Rights.
  9. Support for permanent alliances with foreign governments.
  10. Support for a standing army vs militias at the state and local levels.
  11. Support for “law enforcement” vs peace officer; or support of any law enforcement agency at the federal level not specifically authorized by the Constitution.
  12. Believers in strict, stringent, or absolute “law & order”; including the use of the military to perform law enforcement functions, especially at the state or local levels.
  13. Support for any restriction of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to peacefully gather, or any other right guaranteed by the US Constitution or the bill of Rights.
  14. Support for income tax, especially income tax that is progressive favoring one group at the expense of another. Any tax that supports any government activity that is not specifically outlined/authorized in the US Constitution.
  15. Support for any restrictions on citizens that prevent or hinder the ability of those people to throw off a government who is a destructive force of natural/unalienable rights.
  16. Supporter of torture or “enhanced interrogation” methods, Civil Asset Forfeiture, FISA courts, any law that acts outside of Constitutional bounds, restrictions of any associated rights, liberties, and freedoms.
  17. Supporter of states being subservient to a strong central/federal government vs acting as a check and balance to federal government power.

And that is just a partial list, there is more, much more…but this list will give you an idea of where to look and how to potentially think about it.

So why do I write this? It started with the mass-shooting in Buffalo and became strongly and clearly evident after the mass-shooting of children in Ulavde, TX. I was doing research into what actually took place, the facts and evidence. I listened to a long list of politicians doing their well-worn diatribes on gun-control. Nothing new…restrict guns, ban gun, ban high-capacity magazines, assault weapons are evil, etc. All of which are in direct violation of the Second Amendment, as are all current gun restriction laws.

The Second Amendment is clear…

Notice the wording is clear, unambiguous, and simple in its entirely. And please note the use of commas to ensure a true and complete understanding of the intent of the Constitutional writers.

Article VI, Clause 2 of the US Constitution is more commonly known as the Supremacy Clause. Meaning, that the US Constitution is the supreme law of the land. When a right is specifically stated in US Constitution no state can create legislation that enacts a law that negates or restricts that Constitutional right.

In this particular situation, the Second Amendment, according to the US Constitution itself, ensures that no state can create any law or other restriction on owning or carrying a gun. Well, at least according to the actual principles, original writing, and intent of the US Constitution and Founding Fathers.

So I came across a very recent interview with a certain Republican Senator from the west who is considered by many Conservatives and Republicans to be a stalwart of, defender of, and advocate for freedom, liberty, rights, and the Constitution. Well, well, well…he started talking about gun rights…and he never referred to the actual wording in the Second Amendment…at all!!! He went on and on about what commonsense restrictions should be…yes, he advocated for and supported “restrictions” at the federal, state, and even local levels.

What is a “restriction” of a right? An “infringement” of a right. And the Second Amendment says “…shall not be infringed.” It couldn’t be more clear to a believer in the US Constitution…and couldn’t be more muddy to a true believer in authoritarianism. And that muddy water gives them plenty of room to implement their version of control over citizens.

I was not surprised. Leaders and members of both parties supporting restrictions of gun rights…just in varying degrees of unconstitutionality.

For me it brought into clarity the single pervasive problem in America today…the rise of, dominance Police State Militarization Of Policeof, support of, and the winning of authoritarianism. Any clear headed and reasonable person who understands the nature of, and the natural outcome of, authoritarianism would/should oppose it…ALL of it. That would be especially true for anyone who claims any attachment to, or claim of, Christianity.

The only people I could see who would support traits or principles of authoritarianism would be those who would benefit from it. And those are the folks who want absolute control over others, and the elimination of freedoms, rights, and liberties.

As I have been writing for years now I see the utter evil in political parties. I am in good company with George Washington, I took him at his word…and proved his warning to be 100% true. Neither the Democrats nor Republicans have maintained rights, liberties and freedoms outlined in the Constitution. Neither party has controlled the growth of government, nor enacted/restored free markets and free trade, or maintained Constitutional negative rights on the federal government. Both parties have given us huge budget deficits and a national debt that can never be repaid. Both parties supported gun control, both parties…I could go on for hours with this list.

What I have seen with 100% clarity are politicians from both sides closely matching the personality traits of an authoritarian and running their respective parties with platforms and deeds that match authoritarian principles.

And for those that may be supporters of a certain past president…please review the list of “Personality traits of authoritarian personalities” in purely objective terms.

So as of today I am no longer referring to Democrats vs Republicans, liberals vs Conservatives, Progressives vs Conservatives, Communist vs American, Marxist, etc. From this point forward there are only those people with beliefs in authoritarianism and those who don’t. And those who believe, in whole or in part, in authoritarianism are the problem because authoritarianism is evil, pure evil.

Militarized police, police stateA way to judge my meaning…the Founding Fathers were not believers in authoritarianism. They were however, classical liberals whose beliefs I have now fully embraced without reservation. Why? Because I believe they most closely match eternal God-given truths and principles.

What I ask of you is two-fold:

First – Review your own beliefs to see if you have authoritarian traits or support authoritarian principles.

Second – Review ALL politicians and any political party for their support of authoritarian principles.

That being done…decide if you want to embrace, or at least support, authoritarianism. Because folks, right now in the USA…we live under authoritarianism. It may not be absolute or 100% complete yet, but it is well above 90% and closing the gap quickly. And every time you put politics over principle you support and encourage closing that gap. And I see that gap slammed closed between now and 2024.

Meaning…you either support authoritarianism…or you oppose it. There is no in between. Evil is evil…period!

Choose you this day who you will serve.


Note: If you are wondering why I wrote and posted this article instead of the next installment of the May 2022 SitRep…well, to understand what is coming in rest of the SitRep you have to understand my position regarding authoritarianism. And you must have come to some conclusion on where you stand with it.

 

 

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