Our Color Revolution will End in Violence

This is not a political post, yet I suspect some will not see the difference. It is too late to change this, or even convince many what is happening. I hope to convince somebody that this is all very dangerous and places us all in danger. We need to get ready and prepare.

I am not defending Trump. My gosh, he could have handled that entire debate differently, perhaps like Reagan with some smiles and a few “well Mr. Biden’s”. Yet as much as I disdain his approach, I actually have empathy for his anger.

That entire event was just a hot mess. Trump debated two men. All of the questions were just odd. Biden called Trump a racist. As I look across his life before office, and now, I see no evidence of that, and much to indicate he is not a racist. Biden was not challenged on a thing he said, nothing in a real way.

Any honest person that separates themselves from their individual political bias and preferences sees this. It was a shame. I am not excusing Trump for being so difficult. However, I suppose that if last night was essentially my life since the day he became the nominee in 2016, I too would be angry.

If we can just agree on one-point, last night makes no sense. Biden was never asked why he has ‘called in sick’ so many days, never asked hard questions at all about anything. Nothing about his role in Libya, Ukraine, nothing...Why?

Media bias? That is the simple answer. However, if we take this into account with all of the other weird and obvious media deceptions this year does it make sense to just dismiss it so simply?

Many of the things said last night are dangerous and inflammatory speech. The president is a racist, that is said out loud in a  debate and goes unchallenged? Trump is called on to denounce ‘white supremacist’, yet there is zero real proof that such folks are doing any of the violence and burning in America. How does that make sense? How is it safe usage of language? How does it not ensure we are further divided?

Literal proof of illegal activity conducted against Trump has come out in recent days, it was not even mentioned last night. This is simply an absurd level of gaslighting at this point.

Every day I see more proof that we are being subjected to a color revolution attempt. Every day the narrative of division and hate goes unchallenged, it is spoken now as if it were Holy truth delivered on tablets from a mountain. The media is complicit in this, by the resistance media and controlled opposition, both designed to divide, confuse, and control. Every day it is more obvious that we are in the midst of our own color revolution (see an explanation of what a color revolution is).

Fox News is just as compromised as CNN or MSNBC. They are controlled opposition. (see an odd video here) Tucker Carlson may be one of the few exceptions.

Color revolutions, by design, have to create and amplify division. One of the goals is to get people in the street and angry, to use that anger to force a crisis, and to use that crisis to seize political power. It is an extremely dangerous game to play in a place multi-racial, heavily armed nation like the US. In Georgia and Ukraine, there was essentially one ethnicity and one shared religion. Their color revolutions came and went without the violence spreading. In the Middle-east, in nations that have been subjected to color revolutions, things went more poorly. The Sunni/Shiite divide is large, the small Christian minorities were especially vulnerable. We know what has occurred in Libya, Syria, and Egypt.

America has the potential to be far worse. By making this a black versus white conflict, those that have deluded and confused so many have provided perfect and readily identifiable teams. Think of villages in Yugoslavia where Muslims and Christians had lived side by side in peace for generations suddenly turning on one another.

Color revolutions fail as often as they succeed, and ‘success’ is often fleeting at best. Often after failure civil war follows. It is exceedingly possible that whether those that have done this to us, ‘they’, succeed or fail this year in seizing power that they will not be able to then turn off the growing division and hate. An open insurgency seems more plausible and likely each day.

I can only beg you at this point. Wake up and look around. We cannot stop this, we cannot even fully know all that are involved. We should be able to see with open eyes that this is all very odd and dangerous.

I invite you to join me in thinking now about how we prepare in our homes, hearts, and local communities for what is highly likely to come this fall.

America’s Civil War will begin as an Insurgency

We hear the rumblings daily, from mainstream outlets now. There is even a news and opinion aggregator that tracks articles written about America’s next (new/ongoing/upcoming) civil war.

In a very real and profound sense, America is nowhere near civil war. No more than the war in 1861-1865 was an actual civil war. America is in the final stages of a proto-insurgency (an insurrection). We are close to teetering into an open phase I insurgency, but not a civil war, not yet.

Mine is not a mere argument of semantics, this is not word-play. It is entirely possible that America could enter a civil war, but not yet.

The following is the US Government official description of some key indicators or a proto-insurgency moving to a phase one insurgency (Incipient Conflict Stage) (from Guide to the Analysis of Insurgency 2012, USG pp 10-11)

I wrote back in 2018, that America was more divided than at any point since 1850. I even indicated that I believed we crossed the line into a bloody Kansas phase after the shooting of Republican congressmen in 2017. I used ‘civil war’ language and analogies. I stand by the analogies; I do not even believe that the folks currently claiming that we are headed for such an event are wrong entirely. However, some things have changed, the polarization in America has not been even on each side. One side still believes that the system can work, that voting will work. The most radical on the other side no longer believe this.

Seldom does real and honest dialogue occur across the poles at this point. However, last Saturday I watched a fascinating interview between two such people. They talked about issues, philosophy, they were respectful and dialogued. However, in the end, the individual representing the radical elements asked the following; “What do you do when you cannot vote yourself our of your people being murdered by the government on the street?”

You may disagree that this question is based upon reality, but whether you agree or not is irrelevant. A growing minority believes this; they feel this way, this is their reality.

COL Robert Jones designed a methodology in 2012 [link] that further illuminates what gives rise to an insurgency. He outlines four factors:

  • Illegitimacy (a growing minority views the government as illegitimate)
  • Injustice (they see injustice done toward their group)
  • Disrespect (they perceive disrespect from the ‘system’)
  • Hopelessness (they have lost hope in changing the system via the normal rules)

We can see all four factors present in the BLM movement. These same views are also present in ANTIFA and other ideological groups. Many have simply given up on changing the system from within.

Insurgency model

Lastly, in Jones’ model, we have seen an increased societal tolerance for violence. As this tolerance increases and the other indicators of a growing insurgency increase, a nation-state inevitably transitions to an Incipient Conflict Stage.

There are two primary reasons that this will likely not develop initially as a civil war.

  1. The State (in general) is still capable of acting in unison to oppose an open insurrection.
  2. Despite media reports claiming otherwise, there is no real organized counter-radical organization(s).

There are numerous scenarios by which the solidity of the state could be threatened. It would not take a long period of time for a counter-force to rise to face the insurgents. All of this could become civil war-like, but it is not a forgone conclusion.

There is one additional point to consider. It is highly likely that The United States has been undergoing a color revolution, culminating in 2020. (see definition of color revolutions) The very nature of a color revolution is to sew chaos and violence before the crescendo, those that foment these activities attempt to usurp elements of the institution of the state. Our system of federalism makes this easier in some ways that in unitary executive nations. We have already seen signs in 2020 that some jurisdictions have indeed been turned. It is possible that if the color revolution fails, the damage of division and usurpation created to bring it about might have damaged our systems to such a degree that the state is incapable of effectively opposing an insurrection. In that case, regular people will rise to fill the void – a civil war will ensure.  That is a possible scenario.

The election matter of course, if Trump wins the insurrection kicks off much sooner, but make no mistake, even with Biden, the most radical will very quickly lose patience that even the Democratic party cannot dismantle the old fast enough. Violence comes either way.

What is likely, come sometime around November 3rd until it is resolved or put down, is that we move into an Incipient Crises phase of an insurrection. I discuss that in the video below.

Five Planning Factors for Preppers

Five planning factors for preppers (prepping in a hurry for the unprepared). As we approach almost certain increased chaos and violence this fall, we all need to prepare. Before you rush into this process willy-nilly, step back, breathe, strategize, and operationalize your efforts. This begins by taking an inventory of facts and assumptions.

Prepper Planning Factors

 

Below are a couple of items that may assist you in tackling the factors mention in this video.

Planning Considerations Part 2

What to Buy to Prepare for Hard Times

If all of the events of 2020 have not awakened your sense of fragility in an uncertain world, perhaps what comes next will. Whether you believe this to be a color revolution that passes relatively quickly, an insurrection, or the beginning of a civil war, or a Fourth Turning, most of us now realize that increased uncertainty, chaos, and violence is coming.

You still have time to prepare for the chaos that is coming, you can still get ready no matter what your current status is. Below are some items you might think about. your situation, location, and all that dictate what you can or need to do. But you need to do something. Be prepared (I was a Boy Scout and those are good words).

Here is a couple of previous post on this subject:

Violent Chaos is Coming: What You Must do Now

Individual and Community Preparations for the Times Ahead

Throw out the Quill

I think this was all a Hegelian dialectic. I saw the initial talk and drastic suggestions early on this year from some 'conservative' Integralist Catholic friends, lawyers no less (Jesuit lawyers can be scary). I dismissed what they said as fringe ideas. That something nefarious was at play was apparent in the absurd support the Democratic party threw at false causes that created violence. And now a Straussian Supreme Court nominee? It is time to put away the quill I think, we are finished. Leviathan comes.
 
All of this while so many wanted to argue over the issues they told us to argue about. 'love thy neighbor' (stay home, wear a mask, justice matters) Russia, Ukraine, mailboxes, etc. etc. etc. So few would listen, step back, and see that something bigger and more nefarious was at play. It is clearer now, and tomorrow, if this plays out as people are predicting, it will be crystal clear.

Talking with a new friend today at lunch, us looking at the world and what we ought to do for our families and our communities. Of all the scenarios, there were a couple that made me say, ‘I am out, if that happens I withdraw from all this’.

I cannot be certain, nothing is proven, but it appears that the news today regarding the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court puts a lot of puzzle pieces that were previously missing on the table. Look up Jacobson v. Massachusetts. Barrett is the Federalist Society pick, she ruled in 2020 using justification from Jacobson.

I have made my arguments against Straussians very clear (Claremont types, Federalists, Jaffeites etc.) See Centralization and the New American Order for one of my better arguments related to those folks. They are dangerous thinkers.

Lincoln was dangerous, and lead what became America’s third revolution. (The First War of the New Order) The Federalists and their ilk have since that war pressed for a more powerful central government and a unitary executive. These sorts of ideas are as dangerous as the Marxism espoused by BLM.

The Supreme Court has become key to what we become; it has defined the culture war. Appointing a justice that would vote for decades to expand the government will cement our slide toward authoritarianism.

Is this what the color revolution was all about? All the nonsense in the street, with the Democratic party supporting it, while Trump concedes to the Straussians and locks-down our future (figuratively and literally)? Were we all hoaxed in a massive triple play?

I pray that this does not happen, maybe the news leaks have it wrong. We should all, left, right and center, pray that Trump nominates someone else. We will know tomorrow it seems. No matter what happens with the election this appointment, if it is a Straussian is enormous.

Imagine this additional nightmare scenario – Trump appoints Barrett, he loses the election, the Democrats take the senate and do as they have threatened, appoint two additional justices. Barrett and Roberts (and often Kavanaugh) would join the four current liberal justices and the two new ones in systematically dismantling the entire Constitution. Was that always the plan? If Trump nominates Barrett – perhaps.

Or did this happen because Trump cannot afford to make the Federalist Society people mad, the US facing a critical election and all the shenanigans that have gone on for the last four years? Did they corner him? I do not know, but nominating Barrett is certainly going along with the status quo folks.

If this happens, I am out! On the day/night that the election is finally ‘decided’, either way, I am out. If I had hope that anything that is actually wrong in America might have been fixed, it will all be lost with another Straussian on the bench. I will delete all my stuff online, write no more, and disappear into my various hobbies. I will put the quill away. Ideas and arguments will no longer matter, the future is clear at that point. Nobody wins, I will not fight this.

Note: "Progressively" minded folks, don't celebrate. Your folks have proven themselves to be evil this year manipulating people to hate, fear and violence. All this potentially means is that the color revolution included more than just your favorite folks. We will all rue this in our lifetime.

Facts:

Progressives - Your insidiously stupid support for absurd, illiberal ideologies, particularly when they manifested into crybaby tantrums, violence, and hate in the street was prima facie evidence to most reasonable people that you have no idea of what you say or perhaps even why you hold the worldview you do. You have much responsibility for this. We ought not been so divided right now as to allow bigger machinations to defeat us.

Conservatives - You have been correct to fear the radicalization of the increasingly Marxist left, particularly when they openly supported violence. This has blinded you and left you only with 'hope' of a savior. Barrett is that only insofar as Franco saved Spain from the murderous communist rabble. Many of you have a responsibility in this also. This will be a bitter pill.

Christians - if your actual understanding of the Bible made you susceptible to fall for Marxist lies this year and tacitly support violence and hate; you do not understand the Biblical message. Find a new Bible, teacher, church, or preacher. If you get caught up in the SCOTUS talk about 'wombs' and the right of deranged people to celebrate the murder of unborn children,  you are missing everything God told us and the bigger things occurring right now. There are reasons to be concerned about a Straussian on the bench, but her opposing abortion is actually a redeeming quality. If you don't see that, I cannot help you.

 

We were played. However, of all the ways this enigma might have revealed itself - the true nature of it - I am happy, at least, to have life and societal order (perhaps in the near/mid-term only) over what many of us feared was behind all of this. The lesser of two evils.

 


What we learned (or should have)

  1. There is a 'they'
  2. "They" consist of some of your favorite icons, no matter who you are
  3. Nothing more than first principle thinking was required to see this
  4. But, most were deceived; deception is everywhere
  5. Ideas are important, principles and ultimate truth are critical; bad ideology made the masses easy prey
  6. Many of the people and institutions we trust failed this year; much of Christianity failed to see all of this for what it was
  7. Science is never settled, it is not religious dogma; most of us forgot our 6th Grade science class
  8. Many of our neighbors would have made excellent Germans in the 1930s

Last Thing:

I get it, in talks over the last few months with people that spent a lot of time in school, sometimes they had no idea what I was talking about - some of the terms. perhaps I spent too much of my life deployed to crap places and reading esoteric stuff in my off time to stay out of trouble. If you came into 2020 not fully understanding the Marxist plan from the early 1900s, if you do not understand what a Straussian is, then perhaps you do not know how both of those seemingly different ideologies end up in something that looks the same, totalitarianism.

Heck, if you are a moderate Democrat and do not understand that you are actually a conservative (not the 'R'/'D' sort), but the type that stands for preserving our enlightenment based system (modified by received traditions) then you probably have not understood a word I have said either.

We had something of a chance to turn the tide, to restore something of our classical liberal traditions. It was a sliver of a chance and there were always enemies from a growing radicalized and increasingly Marxist Democrat party and from Straussians and Neocons in the Republican party. The establishment has spoken, they have won. They divided us and won. Mark it down. We were played and few saw it and few will really understand when and how it happened.

Carry on with watching 'team sports' of Dems versus Republicans and posting memes! This is playing out precisely as Aldous Huxley described. Leviathan cometh. We will not get a second bite at the apple, or another chance to stop those that are really in charge.

Nobody ‘Wins’

I hold the following to be true:

Assuming that Trump loses the election, the morning after it is over (whenever that occurs between Nov. 3 and Jan. 20) folks that voted for Trump will wake up, go to work and carry on with their lives.

Assuming that Biden loses, that will not be the case for many people that oppose Trump.

Tell me I am wrong. Make an argument. You know I am right.

Regular Americans suffered under Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama. Say what you will, but I would argue that if you added up the totality of the previous twenty-six years it was bad in the aggregate - corruption, wars, growth of bureaucracy, increase in racial division, moral decline and absurdity. You may have liked some of those guys, disliked others, but looking back in a big picture way most Americans know that we are worse off after them than before them (to paraphrase Ronald Reagan).

Perhaps Trump was going to be a failure. Perhaps his personality was such that he would have hoisted himself on his own petard. We will never actually know. We do know, with pretty clear fidelity at this point, that before he was even elected our own government did illegal things against him. I have some experience with FISA courts, there is no way that the Steele document should have ever passed muster. Yet, it did.

Trump’s presidency was marred from the beginning with the taint of illegitimacy. Claims of the sort that are unsustainable in a republic that wishes to remain just and free. We have an imperfect system, things happen, courts are not always right but true republics seek to apply justice within framework of the rule of law. If you do not like the result of an election, a court case or an incident between government agents and the public, civilized people do not try to figuratively or literally burn it down.

Even if most of the narrative of the last four years were true, none of that justifies deliberately obstructing the process getting on with regular life. The reasonable response for those that disagreed would have been to redouble efforts to affect the next election outcome in a way that respected traditions, conventions and norms. Essentially to act decently.  If they hated Trump so much, act reasonably and work to make him a one-term president.

It seems now that Trump, as abrasive and aggressive as he can sometimes be with words, was never really the problem. The real problem (to those that have never accepted a position of just moving forward) it seems is a system that allows ordinary Americans to exercise power.

America is not systemically racist. “Right-wingers” are not running amuck causing chaos and destroying stuff. Trump has never said or even indicated that if it is clear he lost the election he would try to ‘hold power’. Almost none of the stuff that is repeated continuously across the media and social media is actually true. Much of it is absolutely absurd.

We have problems, economic problems, spiritual problems, and perhaps now problems of some that are so disaffected they have become radicalize revolutionaries. However, none of our real problems justify the violence or destruction we have seen this year – it does not justify a revolutionary movement. All reasonable people know that.

Agree with that or not. I cannot convince you that this is all foolishly dangerous if you do not yet see it. No matter how this ends, we will be worse off.

Consider this. Just yesterday, in three separate states, police arrested two groups of Christians for ‘gathering outside and singing’ and a mother for sitting far from the crowd watching her son play football without a mask (tased her too). All of this stuff going on in the streets against the police, and against societal order in general, will all come home to roost. At the end of all of this, no matter how it plays out, not matter who ‘wins’ this thing (not simply the election, I mean this larger event), we will end up with a more robust police state.

See my video about the Mutawa (Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice). If the radicals win the police will not be disbanded, they will be replaced with ‘morality police’ and anarcho-tyranny will reign.

Place holder, will make video later, the Mutawa are a cautionary tale.

If somehow something of traditional America remains, if what we were ‘wins’ – we will not be the same. To beat this will require state violence at this point. The radical groups are organized and financed. The ideology is entrenched. The narrative is just too sticky. To beat this, at this point, requires police powers we have never seen in the US. Nobody will be pleased with such an outcome, the violence would stop, societal order would be restored but we would be fundamentally changed.

Nobody ‘wins’ this.

I would be fascinated to hear, I would listen to the whole plan, from anyone that has supported this, how it all ends? How does it get better? How do we put the cap back on the bottle?

Have you honestly pulled back the curtains and watched and listened to what folks on the street are doing and saying? Do you still want to claim the most egregious words and acts are just anomalies? If your argument begins with your experience attending some protests during the day and you have refused to actually read what ANTIFA and BLM actually state as their goals (before they scrubbed their websites last week), then I can only say you are unaware of the true nature of this.

If you ask me the same questions, I would tell you it does not look pretty for traditionalism. The fact is, historically, ‘conservatives’ seldom come out on top of these sorts of events. Spain is perhaps the best contra-example, and they ended up with a nationalist dictator for twenty-five years. In the uprisings in the late 1840s in Europe, monarchies were able to withstand the onslaught (mostly) simply because they were unitary executives – they could act.

Our Federal system is our greatest strength, in good times. In times like this our Federalism one of our greatest weaknesses. Add to that the fact that conservatives, by their very nature are concerned primarily with preserving things, not changing the system – they are not designed to create plans for fundamental change. Conservatives suffer from ‘normalcy bias’ their worldview begins from an assumption that the old way is good enough to fix problems.

This ‘normalcy bias’ is not well-positioned to confront a popular movement, supported by an ideology of change.  Thinking that this is just a moment, that things will return to normal and settle down – that is the weakness of conservatives.  Normal folks will sit at home, afraid and confused hoping someone saves them and fixes it all until the day the mob comes for them.

More troubling. All of this violence, the organized nature of it (stop calling it protests, those happen, but protestors do not need shields or bats) could be shut-down quickly. If folks like me can trace the money, find out who rents U-haul trucks and use technology to identify leaders in the group appearing in different cities and different events you know the FBI can do this. Why has the institution of government not done this? Stopping the riots will not stop the ideology, but it would stop the tenor from rising. Why have we not stopped it?

Why have retired officers violated Article 88 of the UCMJ at historically unprecedented levels? This is not normal, it is illegal, they know that. On top of all of that, we see corporate media and corporations marching in lock-step in support of easily disprovable narratives. Why?

Something more nefarious, dastardlier even than the radical nonsense in the street is at play. (Color revolution)

Let’s see if what happens with this Supreme Court nomination. If Trump selects a Federalist Society nominee, well I want nothing to do with the road that leads down. It is almost as detestable as the Marxist dystopia being pressed by the radicals. If he goes the Federalist route, I will begin to dust off my theory that all of this was collusion between some Democrats and Republicans (in conjunction with corporate elites) to complete the color revolution.

Individual and Community Preparations for the Times Ahead

I am not positive that the book above (written by me) is worth your time. I am not grifting or trying to sell you something. I offer it for your consideration (the idea of it, not so much the book itself). I am wrong about many things, there is much I do not know. I got 2020 right and I suspect I am right about what is coming. This manifested faster than I perhaps thought, but not entirely so. My first and clearest articulation of this was in July of 2018 (America’s Great Cultural and Political Divide).

I am not suggesting you buy my book, I am suggesting that churches need to think about the issues covered there and think about how little communities stick together in what is to come. Old ways will no longer work. THIS IS NOT JUST A MOMENT.

We are not simply guaranteed to continue as we were, tax exemption for authentic Christian churches is not a given anymore. The culture war was lost rather quickly, things exploded after that. 'Christian' churches just down the street went along with all of this - they will be fine; for a while. If your church does not kowtow, you are much less safe. Elections matter, maybe this is all pushed off for a few years, but things have changed, drastically. Don't underestimate the hatred for authentic Christianity in the air.

Retrenchment dealt with how authentic Christianity and traditional communities survive in the aftermath of the revolution against the old 'hegemony' going on right now. The cultural war was a mere precursor, just preliminary skirmishes. Traditionalism lost at every stage of those battles, but those losses will pale in comparison to what is coming. The fact is, no matter the result of the 2020 election and all related to that, the ideology that propels the angst in the street, supported by millions of Americans, will not go away. The desire for change, the sense of emergency, the desperation will only increase - no matter who wins in 2020.

It is fairly clear at this point, that the cultural war against the hegemony is being leveraged by interests that seek to fundamentally change the balance of power in a permanent way are attempting a color revolution. Color revolution attempts have a poor history of sticking, they sometimes succeed in seizing power, but seldom stick. A month ago I thought the color revolution against the US had a significant chance of initial success, I would venture to say that chance is only moderate now. The threat is still very real. When color revolutions fail, often chaos of another sort follows.

Some speak of civil war, calling into the mind the idea of neighbor fighting neighbor. That is possible but unlikely. Violence is almost a certainty in our future, but it will be sporadic, greater in some locations, and almost absent in others. Anarcho-tyranny, the sort where mass violence is ignored and ordinary individuals are punished for small infractions is more likely. Poverty, shortage, and uncertainty are highly likely.

The only thing I would change in that book is my treatment of the 'community' element of the mega-church. I stated there that I had not directly observed heretical behavior in the megachurch, I had suspicions,  but that I had observed how effective they were at the community building. In 2020, my suspicions about the megachurch were confirmed, it is just what Peter Drucker envisioned. I would delete or edit those few pages to reflect reality. (see my position of the megachurch's role in all this)

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I was originally inspired to write Retrenchment in part by Rod Dreher's book The Benedict Option. I, like many others, saw some good arguments there, and some glaring weaknesses. Dreher is an odd bird, a man that claims to stand on principles and to see the utter collapse and danger around us. Yet, for the last four years he, and the magazine he writes for, has been incapable of seeing that Trump was a useful and necessary plug in the dam. Dreher threw rocks, cried (almost literally at times) that "Trump was not nice", Dreher acted basically as a prissy-con, not a man operating from real principles (in my observation). He is now shilling a new book to tell us all how to really weather the coming storm, a storm he was not willing to stand a post and fight against in a meaningful way. I would not recommend Live Not By Lies, Dreher lost his credibility. He has proven incapable of dialoguing with those that would correct him, he lives in a sheltered bubble, not the sort to listen to in the times that are coming.

I can, whole-heartedly, recommend The Fourth Turning. Much of one of my first books, The Philosophy of Commonsense, was inspired by the implications suggested by Strauss and Howe. Their generational theory is not perfect, but it is proving more accurate than simply applying histography, sociology, or economics to trend analysis. If the cycles they describe are real, and things have historically aligned, much of what we see going on today makes sense.

Other, random things you ought to purchase and read:

A provocative title that probably puts a lot of people off with visions of zombie hordes and bunkers. This book is simply written, well-organized, and useful. It contains not just zombie-level information, but stuff that is applicable to what is coming (shortages of stuff, increased crime, and greater uncertainty).

Everybody ought to know more about critical medical skills, for many reasons. Don't be put off by the word 'prepper' in the title, all rational people should be prepared for all manner of things. I have said before, and often, everybody needs to know things like how to put on a tourniquet and to treat a sucking chest wound. This book will teach you that and more.

BTW, buy stuff to treat wounds that will kill you and those you love quickly, learn to use it, and keep it on hand.

I did a video last April and suggested that 2020 was a good time to practice gardening skills. I think I was right. It is not too late to learn, the book to the left will help. It is a good time to buy up some non-hybrid seeds also.

Survival Garden 15,000 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 32 Variety Pack by Open Seed Vault

This book will not help you do anything except gain an understanding of how we got here.

How we Beat the Color Revolution

Over the last several days my website has had a 10,000% increase in traffic, all related to search terms related to ‘color revolution’. I know why this started, I tracked it down to the very minute it began and then to the major national news segment on cable news that spawned it. I have often wondered why I spend time writing, why put my opinions out there to a small audience. Why expose myself? I think this is why.

Americans need to know that not everything going on in the world, all the stuff that is getting us so mad and so divided is exactly what it seems. Most of it, I am convinced, is contrived and serves a nefarious purpose.

It has been impossible, as much as I try, to hide my biases, to simply present the facts as related to what I see as an ongoing color revolution. The facts themselves I would argue lead one to an undeniable bias. One party, it appears, has gone whole-hog in on this plan. Many in the other party appear also to be in on it. This thing that is happening is supported at its core by folks that simply want to control the system. They want to ensure that populism never again threatens their sweet deals. If Sanders had won in 2016, I would be willing to bet some of my prized possession that he would have been “trumped”. Trump and Sanders in the US, BREXIT in the UK, anti-EU movements in Europe, all of that is anathema to globalism. If I am mistaken as a Trump supporter, as in I am a MAGA guy, that is a misreading of me. I am anti-'the guys that want to keep power as they have always enjoyed' - with sons, wives, grandsons, and cousins running for high-office and corporate buddies getting sweet government contracts. Wars and endless wars, the Eisenhower military-industrial complex, those are the guys behind all of this. I am against them.

We have conducted color revolutions in several countries, some worked, some failed. All resulted in chaos and ended with a selected few taking power. The very same methods used there have been very clear here, to me, since December and unmistakable by April and inarguable by May. The various crises we have faced, whether contrived or leveraged, coupled with an accomplice established media are proof enough. The angst in the street, very often financed and organized, always covered dishonestly by the media, more proof. These groups and their causes are merely useful idiots to those that seek to solidify power. The chaos, fear, and division were necessary. The control, fear, and poverty surrounding our reaction to the virus, very Saul Alinsky-like. All of this stinks. We have been played.

When I retired from the Army in 2018, I wanted to write a few books of things in my head, do some hobbies, piddle around with a small business and enjoy life. I often thought the writing would serve no purpose. I am very grateful to the thousands of folks that have stumbled upon my little site this week looking for information about color revolutions. If all you take away is one thing, let it be this. Nothing is exactly as it is presented, there are people with bad intentions and there are real methodologies we have used to secure state capture, we can see those methodologies at work here.

Calm down, don’t be misled, love one another. We can sort through the confusion, the lies and maybe even some of the manufactured hate that has been pushed this year. We do not have to lose this; we do not have to give in to the deception. If none of that works, just prepare, and take care of your own and go into all of this with your eyes open. Don’t let ‘them’ pee on your back and tell you it is raining.

If we get through this, with hearts full and eyes open, things might change. All of those major media corporations that try to control us, they may die. We do not have to serve them. Political parties that would place power over the health, safety, and property of people just to score points, they may die. Old political divides between Democrat and Republican can shift, those parties can die if we but let them. We can fundamentally realign. We do not have to choose the establishment, we do not have to allow them to cement their hold on power through a revolution that makes all future revolutions impossible. We can reform the police smartly and not based on racist ideas that have been touted this year, break up tech monopolies, rid the system of money that corrupts politics. We can. But not with folks that have supported violence and hate in order to take power - they have shown their nature.

The country of Georgia whipped this, so can we!

The Way America Could End in 2020

I don’t listen to Glenn Beck. He is something of a bandwagon guy, a day late but comes to the table acting as if he discovered something new all by himself. He does a fair job of depicting what is going on in America’s color revolution.

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