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.

See all color revolution posts, or see a primer Color Revolutions Explained

Media Role in Our Color Revolution

The above is almost like a glitch in the matrix, it is odd, telling, and bizarre. The news media, all of the established media, is a party to the deception going on. Many are now beginning to theory-craft about what is and is not a color revolution (a term many of these new experts had never heard of before only recently). Academic articles exist on the subject, there are snippets and hints littered through news articles over the last several years. It is discussed openly in various DoD courses of instruction, sometimes with specific names attached to it. It is no secret in the DoS. You can go and visit the country of Georgia, they all know what is it and who funded most of the color revolution efforts in their country. (see Gingrich’s response to this event)

Yet, most Americans have been unaware that this is something the US government, in cooperation with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profits, has done. Color revolutions are real, the methodology is real, it is a proven technique that has worked elsewhere.

A key component, perhaps the key element required for success, is information. The media is critical to this effort. In other nations, color revolution efforts have been facilitated by a  co-opting established media, not necessarily every journalist but enough of them and enough editors and publishers.

Most Americans are not aware of the number of mainstream journalist connections to the inner sanctum of government, and sometimes the intelligence community. Search for major journalists and the time they spent as interns for the CIA.

The above video is bizarre.

Newt Gingrich, as reprehensible as he may be, claims to have evidence that George Soros funded election campaigns of district attorneys across America, DAs that have subsequently. He is not alone in this claim, the evidence is not difficult to find that this is true. Yet, Melissa Francis of Fox News interrupts him with ‘ no he didn’t’. What is her evidence, why the very weird silence and odd looks? I do not know, but this is strange.

What do we know?

  1. George Soros, through his various organizations, has funded color revolution efforts in other nations, this is inarguable.
  2. We have observed district attornies across the nation actually not fulfill their duties by refusing to charge rioters and preferring charges against ordinary Americans doing what is within their Constitutional rights.
  3. Many of these DAs have been recently elected, most of them have common ties to ancillary groups that have common ties with BLM and Soro’s organizations.

But Fox says this cannot be discussed.

Anyone that pays any attention knows as a point of fact that CNN, MSNBC, the NY Times, etc. etc. are not only dishonest, but they actively spread false narratives. Many that know that as a fact assume that Fox News is the good guys. This is a misunderstanding of what a color revolution entails. Information on both sides of artificial divides must be controlled. Some of it is controlled opposition, intended to create the divide. Other aspects of it are designed to obscure and hide the fact that a color revolution is happening at all.

Fox News is compromised, perhaps not every personality over there, not as completely as CNN, but it is not trustworthy. This video, as odd as it is, as easy as it may be for some to try and explain it away is sufficient proof.

For the record, Soros is not (likely) the sole mastermind or only source of funding for the things Gingrich was trying to talk about. He has become something of a boogeyman to conspiracy theorists (for good reasons). However, this event is much more than one man, or one organization.

Previous Assumptions

I spent more time in my life than I care to remember living with, training and fighting beside fledging armies in the middle-east. There is nothing more eye-opening than living on some small camp with just a handful of Americans and hundreds of guys that you do not know, cannot fully communicate with and you have no real idea why they are there (what motivates them). It is simply an act of trust to hand them a rifle and ammunition and to go to sleep at night knowing that if enough of them wanted you dead it would be an easy task.

There is a lot of talk of our coming civil war (or insurrection/violence/troubles) that many now believe are almost a matter of fact to materialize in the next 50 days (hint it is a color revolution). I know people that have gone to Portland, I hear others say 'big and bold things' on the internet. The first is foolish, the latter is just stupid. Recently, a couple of men that I know began to work toward putting something together, based in part on some of the experiences we shared training armies in other lands.

I entertained this thought, have gone along, only because I know these to be reasonable, cool-headed, and common-sensical men. They do not want to go out and be some sort of revolutionary militia. It seems to me, based upon observations, things confirmed to me by others with more access, that there are radical revolutionary groups planning for violence. Organizing, planning and talking not so quietly about dark plans. It seems prudent if there are those that would, based upon all of their demonstrated previous behavior, to at least consider the possibility that there is a moral obligation to consider preparing for that eventuality.

These are complex things to think about. Many of us, those with red blood at least, have spent most of our lives looking favorably upon the patriots in our revolution in the 1770s. Most of us have always said tyranny and oppression can never reign here in free America, by God, real Americans will not tolerate it. There were a couple of assumptions, these assumptions were always falsely embedded in that belief.

Most always assumed that if tyranny came, it would either be 1) the government against the people and the people would stand together against it OR 2) it would come from the outside and the people and the government would stand together.

Did we ever, in our wildest dreams, imagine that the real crisis would come with entire elements of the government, most of the media, a vocal yet violent minority on the streets, an entire political party, and millions of 'ordinary' Americans that are now so lost in their worldview as to support, outright the revolutionary change that will bring about authoritarianism and tyranny. Many are so lost to absurd ideologies, false notions of the Christian message, nihilism, and a dozen other -isms that they cannot even see that authoritarianism and tyranny are even possible at the end of the road they now want to tread.

How do you fight that? Should you?

I know, many keyboard warriors seem to believe they have the answer. They talk big but they have never seen an insurgency at work. Insurgencies are never purely ideological, and even in their ideology, they are never homogeneous. They almost always comprise ethnic, cultural, class, and economic factors. They are complex. General Petraeus sold a bill of goods to the US military in his theory of Counter-Insurgency Operations (COIN). I attended a COIN academy, I later trained it and actively employed it on deployments. It does not work. (ask me about the time I sat across for Petraeus with an Admiral and he gave me $25million to throw at a problem)

However, if COIN did work, if you could win hearts and minds by getting the disaffected to 'buy into" the system how would that work in the US? We are the land of opportunity, before all of these troubles this year we had innumerable programs yet many never 'bought-in". Apparently, none of that worked. There are clearly people that believe the system is not for them, and millions more that tacitly agree with them. COIN operations could never fix this. What does that leave?

We could look at the Romans. There is nothing new under the Sun, Rome dealt with all of these issues. Carthage was never going away, and they could not be turned to 'buy-in" so Rome razed their cities and sowed salt on their fields - the Cathagians disappeared. The "barbarians" in the west were easier, they actually bought in to a degree, the Germans essentially never. In the end, Rome was reduced to appeasing its own population with bread and circuses.

Obviously, the first option is no option at all. We have tried the last and are now faced with "Germans" that will not embrace the system. So I ask again, how do you fight this, and should you? If COIN does not work, the most radicalized have rejected the system, if we fight are we prepared for the Scipio Africanus option?

Of course not, not me. I can see no morality in that option. Freedom is important, rights are important, but not as important as higher law.

I do not have the answer to this. Laying down seems very un-American. Fighting against an insurgency that will not die unless most of its adherents were either killed or imprisoned seems extreme and immoral. Who the hell would one fight in any event? No matter where you live, you are surrounded by both absurd thinkers and traditional Americans. I do not have the answer. The only thing I can come up with is to pray, work, take care of your own, and prepare. What folks ought not be doing is taking to the street to face the radicals.

So back to my acquaintances that want to prepare more deliberately. They are attempting to build a large organization of folks. I joined them and offered to build a supporting group more locally (see here). The initial interest in both of these groups reminds me of the recruits in the Afghan and Iraqi armies. Hell, maybe these sorts of things are won by the side that can field the least idiotic army. I have not been encouraged over the last two days, better men than those fools throwing Molotov cocktails but...

I am also discouraged by talks I have had with a local police chief and a nearby county sheriff. Neither of these men understands that we are approaching a time that their departments alone cannot stand what is coming, they need good men to stand beside them. The time to build those relationships and authorities is now. Neither of these fellows really gets the big picture right now.

I have no idea what all this will become. I am not certain there is anything I, personally will or would fight for at this point (other than my home and those I love). I never thought I would say that. Perhaps I feel a bit like Mel Gibson's character in The Patriot - leave me alone, I will not fight this. I know what is right, I am not sure what is moral (considering what trying to do what is right looks like).

I will stand with my companion's effort, I will try to find reasonable, moral men to partner with, folks that see how serious these questions are. To this point, all I find are hot-head wanna-be's, and I will not deal with those types. I have trained amateurs that could not be trusted, I will not do it again.

 

What happened to my country? How did so many so easily embrace absurd and wrong ideas? Perhaps what is coming is our destiny and our punishment.

Our Color Revolution

One really never wants to actually be right about a subject like this (see previous post on color revolution in America). Some will claim I am not right, it is not yet proven. I suggest that even once this is all complete, some will deny it actually happened. That is the very nature of a color revolution - create a crisis, generate a reaction, foment chaos, fear, and apathy, create conflict, acquire power outside of the rule of law in order to solve the crisis. On the other side, many believe that 'democracy' has been restored, that placates the masses, yet everything has drastically changed...As Aldous Huxley described it in a Brave New World, what is occurring is very likely the revolution that makes all future revolutions impossible. (see Color Revolutions Explained for background, to those that just found this based upon Tucker, see America's Color Revolution)

I have done what I have done in life, seen what I have seen. I do not ask that you agree with me because of my experience - I make no public arguments based upon that. Look at the facts, the coincidences, and the patterns!

Violence is coming, Get ready!

Others are beginning to see this now. They often see it through now irrelevant "right/left" which is mistaken. It is infinitely more complex than that. This is a conflict between folks that want to eliminate the possibility of populist opposition to globalism. BREXIT, Trump, and Sanders were and are obstacles to the coalition of corporate, political, and establishment types that see the future of the world differently than ordinary folks.  To these, the violence in the street, ANTIFA, BLM, and all that are just tools to create the necessary crisis.

Here is a partial list of articles I have written on this subject (The Great Unraveling) or (see all Color Revolution posts)

If this is all true why does it matter to you?

Consider this, if those that want to see this through are willing to condone, incite and ignore the violence on the street in order to achieve a political objective, what does that tell you of their true nature? ('they' it seems to comprise almost all of the Democratic party, many 'Republicans', almost all major corporations and all of the major news outlets). If they would support the death, destruction, and impoverishment of Americans just to achieve a goal, who are they morally? If they do not respect life, liberty and property do you honestly believe they will respect the rule of law or real justice once in power? If they would do and support all that has been done in 2020 do you think they will ever concede power? (they may pretend to maintain a two-party system, but it will forevermore consist of the establishment). This Matters!

Take a gander at Australia right now. The Australians are disarmed, without the right to speech, and are now being terrorized by their own government. They are already defeated, only the US stands to oppose globalism and total control. If we fall to this event, the world falls.

I suggest you start with a video by Tim Pool, a former Democrat that has come full circle. He misses the larger picture, he does not see that yet, but he perceives the contrived crisis and coming violence. 

Other articles:

The following two articles are from the guy that in summarized the decades of losses in the cultural war in 2016 as a flight 93 election (I agree it was, every major battle is going forward) Anton still sees this mostly through a right/left paradigm, but he gets the sense of what is occurring.

The next items some will say are bunk, bad sources, therefore all I am saying must be a conspiracy theory. The Fact is, the 'conspiracy guys' were slow to pick up on this, they are late to the game calling this what it is. People like me were saying this early on. I provide the following, because as of 9 September, not many people are putting all the pieces together. 

Revolver news has put together a couple of detailed articles that reference mainstream articles, published books, and actual quotes by practitioners of state capture and color revolutions. Again, Revolver portrays this as essentially something that is happening because of Trump. That is not particularly accurate. Trump merely represents a populist revolt against the system, no different than other such events around the West in the last few years. 

The following video by Harrison Smith does a good job of breaking down the articles above. (I get it, it is a dubious source outlet, but Smith does a good job of accurately breaking this down. A broken clock is right twice a day)

Finally, if you feel apathetic, confused, or afraid right now - that is how "they" want you to feel. That is key so that they can execute the next phase. 

Our Flight 93 Moment

Without fear of potential rebuke or even laughter I am willing to state, unequivocally and without reservation, that America and essentially all of the West is in the midst of a crisis and challenge that is greater than any in the last five-hundred years. I will present my argument to support that below. I am not making a dramatic statement, not being hyperbolic and not needlessly sounding an alarm. There has never before, in all of human history, existed the nexus of a willing and supportive ideology and worldview combined with the technological means of control and dispersed but mutually supporting entities necessary to achieve total control. As Aldous Huxley described it in a Brave New World, what is occurring is very likely the revolution that makes all future revolutions impossible.

First, a nod to initial objections. Yes, humans have faced crises before, the institutions that sustain us have faced challenges. There have been men, and even whole nations, that gave themselves over to expansionist, totalitarian ideas. We have seen deception, disease, and economic hardship. Nothing we face is truly unique, not insofar as any of the various situations are brand new. To take our world, right now in September of 2020 and look just at the component parts would be, I argue, not to see the proverbial forest. We face now a system problem.

Everything we were, are, and hope to be is at stake. It has been under attack for a long time. Most of us failed to see each battle in the cultural war as part of something bigger. At this juncture, we already know what the hijackers want to do with the airplane. This is a flight 93 moment, and if we manage to secure the plane, there will be many more to come. Those that want to replace everything that was of America will not stop now. They laid it all out in 2020: they sense complete victory. They will not stop. I became convinced of the divide and danger in 2018.

What makes everything different now boils down to three factors, information, ideology, and association.

I will make claims throughout, often without citing specific examples and sources. I have written about almost all of the claims I make here previously, it would belabor this article to attempt to prove every claim. If you disagree or have questions, email, text, or leave a comment below and I am happy to discuss it.  

Information

Information is all around us, more than at any other point in history. Technology, combined with pseudo-sciences of psychology and marketing makes the distribution of information for influence powerful. Methodology, combined with technological capability make information more valuable, and more dangerous than ever before.

The established media, influencers, and many politicians have simply parroted several falsehoods. Seldom are any of these challenged, particularly by anyone in the media. Why?

“COVID-19 is very dangerous and the lockdowns were required and must continue.”

We could argue over current CDC statistics and such. But my question…

>>Why did Nancy Pelosi go to a hair salon without a mask? She is never without a mask in front of the cameras. She insists we must have mass mail-in voting. This is a woman that receives more briefings and information about the true nature of COVID-19 than any of us. She is 80-years old, right in the age bracket that is statistically susceptible. Why is she so comfortable not wearing a mask in such close proximity to others? She already knows the truth. (It all smells fishy)

More questions…

>>Why has the entire Democratic party and most of the media painted much of what is occurring on the streets as ‘peaceful protests’, despite copious evidence to the contrary?

>>Why have institutions, thought leaders, and the media accepted ideas crafted from whole cloth theories about ‘systemic racism’ and the true statistical data about police violence and minorities? Not only accepted but repeated often as if it is unbreakable truth. Some of the ‘facts’ often repeated are provably false, other aspects are intentionally misrepresented – taken as presented, these theories stoke discord and ultimately violence. There are other, more rational and data based explanations for the ills they see, why must it be racism?

>>There is literally chattel slavery going on in Libya, actual systemic murder of religious and ethnic groups, and concentration camps in China. Are these real issues not more troubling than false claims about statistics, angst over people that die doing irrational and dangerous things, and unrest in what has been the freest nation in the world.

>>There were some wild theories floating around about pedophile rings and pizza – mostly just conspiracy folks trying to fill in blanks and guessing. Yet, this year we see massive arrests of actual pedo rings across the U.S. Everything about Epstein was just odd. Two weeks ago, authorities found 39 lost children in one location, they were there for sexual exploitation by pedophile predators. How is this not the biggest story of the year? What is going on? Why are there so many convicted pedophiles marching and rioting and actual signs supporting it? (Andy Ngo has the proof) This is too weird to ignore, yet it is. (I warned you normalizing pedophilia was an objective)

>>Why have they told us over and over, without evidence, that it is white ‘right-wing’ extremists that are responsible for violence in the riots? Elements within the government have pushed this for years, the media and others have longed for it. Where is the actual proof – are we to believe these crackers are all highly skilled ninjas and masters of disguise? Is all of this hate, violence, and racialism designed to create racism? It will.

>>Why have all of the media been so quick to demonize Kyle Rittenhouse, despite what the current evidence shows us, while they were so quick to defend Michael Reinhold?

>>Why is the media silent about Australians being arrested for posting on social media in support of protest about COVID-19 lockdowns? This is a terrifying development, yet not a word.

>>Why are they telling us that we must have massive mail-in voting without any honest discussion of the proven potential for fraud that entails?

One can argue that there are many reasons for this. Perhaps it is nothing. Many make that claim. I would merely point out that the synchronized way in which the narratives turn, all the major players mimic the story and reshare, write their own articles and act ‘outraged’. (Tim Pool has an analysis of some of this)

If my argument is true, if institutions have gone over whole-hog to support untruth in order to press a narrative, we must ask why?

Some of it is bandwagoning, some of it is traditional partisan bias but there is something more. Some of the things ignored are so atrocious it boggles the mind. Some of the things claimed are so disprovable it is ludicrous. But there is a common theme.

Taken together, all of these narratives support a larger movement. They all chisel away at what America has always been – a free nation of responsible people based upon Christian traditions and natural rights. It all created fear, broke our spirit, and made us poorer.

Information is a weapon and it is being used against the only segment of the population that holds as truth things that are a problem to another agenda. You simply cannot do in America (or so we have always assumed) what is occurring in Australia right now so long as ‘red-blooded’ Americans are armed and hold to ultimate truth and freedom. The people they are vilifying are a problem. The populist president that many of those Americans voted for is a problem to them, the establishment institutions, and the goals of globalism.

Ideology

None of what has occurred in 2020 was possible with a significant shift in our prevailing worldview. It is easy to assume that there is one overarching ideology, some -ism. That is likely untrue. Despite the fact that many of those on the street hold to a form of Gramsci-like cultural Marxism, they are a minority. All of that and those movements would disappear if the general view of society writ large held to a traditional position. But we do not.

We have adopted materialism, relativism, existentialism, and in some cases spiritualism in place of the traditional Christian worldview. We ceased to be moral realists. (Even many of our churches failed this test)

I have made this argument ad nauseum previously, and will not repeat it (links below). The bottom line is all of this is possible because we lost our way.

Association

If we can observe a concerted and collaborating effort to manage our information and also observe a vocal and often violent ideology marching in the street, it is easy to assume there must be some central organization behind it all. George Soros is often the preferred target, him, and secret societies. Soros has certainly funded the sort of color revolution activities in other countries we see at play in the U.S. He is a globalist; it is easy to assume he is the nexus.

It is more complex than that. I suspect every human endeavor involves groups of folks meeting in secret planning things. Some groups have more influence than others I assume. All of this is not different. But there need not be a “central committee” (other than in China who stands to gain everything from this.)

For their own reasons and in their own ways, people that seek power and influence would naturally be drawn to the larger aspects of this. International corporations are naturally drawn to it.  The establishment, not a cohesive homogeneous group but an association with a common interest, is naturally drawn to it. To forever change the dynamic and stop anything like a BREXIT, Trump or Sanders presidency from occurring and messing with the plan of globalism – people with skin in the game would and probably do support that.

Red-blooded Americans, those small business owners, freedom lovers, independent thinkers, questioners of the ‘official’ narrative – of course, they are the enemy of globalism.

None of this is complicated. There are elements of many things at play, but at the core, it is nothing more than a large-scale class struggle – those that want to eliminate the power of the nation-state and the influence of the US in world affairs versus regular free people that want to live free and make their own way. It is as simple as that. All of the various subgroups with ideologies, dreams of a Marxist revolution and social justice are just useful idiots to globalist.

What it Means

Trump could be the perfect trojan horse. All of this could be to get a ‘conservative hero’ elected that can, without opposition enact all of the globalist goals. Biden certainly looks pretty unelectable at this point. It seems Trump will have people soon chasing us around with a needle and an experimental vaccine. I don’t know.

He would have to change his stance on China. It would mean all his words about protecting unborn life were false. He could be a sort of antichrist/trojan horse. I am willing to take the chance because it is clear what the Democrats want, they say the quiet parts out loud now.

If Trump is who he has shown himself to be these last four years – a guy that says outrageous and offensive things sometimes, but shows up at the Right to Life March and calls out China for what they are, his reelection will only buy time. He cannot save us, but at least we would have chosen not to accept outright destruction.

The people that have supported the lock-down of the economy, despite common-sense saying otherwise, violence on the street, lies, and deceit will not just pack it in and go away. The ideologies that have enabled all of this will not just go away. This election is a Flight 93 election, and once it is done the threat will remain. They wanted you to feel confused, apathetic, and afraid right now. Don't be, speak up, be free, stand on principles. Be a true red-blooded Christian American.

What we are to be, who we are, and what we serve really is at stake – this is a battle we have been losing for a long time. At best this election might give us time, but the war will continue. There are people that want to fundamentally change everything. If you are right in your heart and head, you already know that.

"Future historians will look back in disbelief that a major political party, and the elites of this multiracial, pluralistic, heavily armed nation, chose to embrace a belief system and policy program that exacerbated racial consciousness and hostility." David Shor

Violent Chaos is Coming: What You Must do Now

Civil War, what you need to do

The time of making arguments that we are headed for violent chaos unseen in two-hundred and fifty years has passed, for me. If a person uses the discernment that God gifted us with, looks around, observes the trends, and tests the spirit of discontent in the air it is obvious. I have made the argument, in a serious way, that this day was coming since 2018. At this point, one either sees the world as it is, or they are still intent in arguing that is is just a moment.

None of This is About Politics

It is hard for most people to divorce what is occurring right now from politics. Some, probably all politicians and both parties are certainly 'playing politics' with all the events, that is true. However, at the core of all of this, it is not politics. It is not the old, and probably now irrelevant, divide between 'right' and 'left'. The chaos brewing is something else entirely.

There is a significant point to consider.

The democratic party as a whole has ignored the observable and provable truth related to the riots, looting, murder, and violence. Only very recently has Biden said anything related to stopping the violence. In a very real and tangible way, the violent agitators have become the paramilitary wing of the  Democratic party. The problem is, much like Northern Ireland in the 1980s, the political wing is not always able to control the paramilitary wing. The democrats have enabled and unleashed something terrible they cannot control.

You may hate Trump and think his style is abrasive. You may even disagree with his policies. But he is essentially the only hope to restore order right now. I know, I get it, he will force vaccines on us and if he puts down this insurrection and gets the economy going he will be a hero and can do just about anything we might otherwise not tolerate. it could all be a plan, a big trojan horse.

When faced with a Sophie's Choice, one can only choose the path that has a chance of leading to the most moral solution. Stopping the violence and restoring order is more moral than anything else on the table right now, it is more important morally than all other issues. That is simple and all real Christians know that.

How Will This Play Out

It is impossible to tell, nobody can predict the future. Black Swan events can change everything. Here is a pretty good guess, based upon what we see and perhaps comparing that to the history of 1930s Spain, 1917 Russia and a little bit of 1790s France.

Biden Wins the Election

This assumes there is no 'big surprise' that replaces Biden as the candidate prior to the election; although that may not really make a difference in the outcome. As mentioned, it appears the Democratic party is not fully in charge of the paramilitary agitators. It is also pretty clear that within ANTIFA and BLM there is a lot of internal conflicts. You can watch the live streams of them physically fighting each other at times. The agitators themselves have very little that cements them together other than being "against" everything. That is not the sort of glue that works well once you win, simply look at the Republicans in Spain and the Revolutionaries in France to see what I mean. When diverse and loosely aligned movements take power the expectation of each sect to get their ideas expressed is great. Often there is conflict. Generally, there is a lot of turning on each other and more violence as the movement eats its own and becomes increasingly radical until one sect dominates. Neither Biden nor Harris will be able to control all of those passions, the best they can do is coddle them. You will see a sort of anarcho-tyranny of the sort we have witnessed in Portland for the last 90 days where the government sits to the side and allows lawlessness to reign but punishes ordinary citizens for violating mundane laws.

It is not about politics, but nothing good comes from a Democratic victory. That party has openly supported the violence and called it peaceful. The democrats will not bring peace, they cannot control the monster they have unleashed.

Trump Wins

It is predictable that a Trump election will see an increase in rioting and violence. The agitators will have nothing left to hope for other than total revolution. Some fear this and think the coddling method of the Democrats is the more moral option. That merely prolongs the chaos and likely cause more death and suffering. A Trump election forces all of the evil to come to the surface. It enables the Federal government to use all the resources that have not yet been employed. The trail of money and how all of these mobs are financed can be traced and people arrested for domestic terrorism. Dry up the money and much of the crowd goes away.

I get the objections. I understand the naivety of those that do not understand how deeply embedded the ideological fire is on the street. It is easy to think it is just protest. That is a flawed view, many in those groups are ideological warriors. None of this goes away until the organizations, the structure, leadership, and money are eradicated. That and some program that refocuses us all toward something else other than hate and division. The last part is hard, but you have to stop the violence and crush the movement before you can get to phase two.

I also get the argument that Trump will become a dictator fighting all of this. Those sorts of things do happen historically. That is a battle we fight when and if that happens. However, remember, Spain was far better under Franco for 25 years than the Communist dystopia the 'Republicans' and Anarchist tried to enact. (controversial but true! I am not calling for a Franco, we will fight that, but this violence has to stop, it is immoral).

Truth Hurts

If all of that is painful. If you still think you are going to not vote or vote third party because you are cool and want to be in the middle or worse, if you think a morally-minded Christian that reads the entire Bible can vote Democratic this fall, we will forever disagree. I cannot and will not try to convince you further. Look around on my site here, I spent a lot of time making the argument that progressivism was going to lead to debauchery, immorality, death, and suffering.

We have to vote this November, and people of goodwill, real Christians have to vote for Trump. We can push for all of the love thy neighbor stuff after we get to a point where our neighbors are not dying and suffering. 2020 has been more devastating to all people, and minorities in particular, than anything people are supposedly protesting and rioting about.

Don't Get Too Wrapped Up

None of this is about politics. Politics merely determines how this is resolved, how long it takes, and how much death and destruction ensue. The ideological spirit that runs through all of this chaos is with us. Only a real revival, only a movement of and by God can truly change this. The chaos can be suppressed, the violence reduced but the bad ideology that rejects truth at the core of all of this is with us. The best we can hope for, without divine intervention, is space and time - a break from all of this that perhaps gives us time to become a better society.

So don't get too wrapped up in hope related to a political solution. Real action has to happen right now in our hearts, homes, and communities. Hopefully, the very last of those that completely disagree with my worldview stopped reading above. The following is for people that see the world as it is. Christians that use common-sense and discernment and apply the full narrative of the Bible to understand the world are our only hope. The following recommendations are for you.

What You Need to Do Right Now

  1. Move your investments out of stocks, particularly Twitter, Google, Facebook, and news and media companies. A full-throated insurrection will crash the market. A counter-reaction to the insurrection is likely to find all the media companies in deep civil and criminal trouble. (time it right, leverage this bubble as long as you can for profits but don't get caught when it drops soon)
  2. Obviously, buy a gun. Not just a gun, but, within your capability level, a pistol and a battle rifle or a personal defense carbine. PRACTICE, not just at the range but at home, handling it, clearing it, drawing it. Carry it on your person and make it an extension of your reactions.
  3. Standardize ammunition, this is not the time to buy cool guns in different calibers, Lockdown to the items you can carry and use, and then buy the ammunition for those guns. If you are late to the game, this is more expensive and harder to do. It is ok to settle for range ammunition if that is all you can get.
  4. Don't think you cannot afford body armor or that you do not need it. If you do not want to spend a lot of money buy this plate carrier and place these plates in it (Just under $200 for rifle level protection). I am not suggesting you go out and fight. Just have it on hand - because. If you want concealable stuff, most suppliers say 12 to 14 week wait time now for NIJ certified stuff. Safelite Defense says 4-6 weeks for level III+ comparable concealable.
  5. Clearly, stock up on food. Not because you think the world will stop, it will not. Rather, think about things being more expensive and more difficult to get and perhaps things being chaotic and you not wanting to go out. Buy staple food, don't waste money on buckets of storable food, and all that.
  6. Make a few Dollar Tree runs and stock up on stuff like toothpaste and such, for the same reasons at #5. You will use it regardless.
  7. BaoFeng UV-5R+/UV5R Plus Dual-Band 136-174/400-480 MHz FM Ham Two-Way Radio 2pcs. Get a multi-band radio for many reasons. You will thank me later, get the set of two (at least) for family use.
  8. Bundle of Belly Band + Ankle Holster + Mag Pouch, Neoprene Gun Holster Concealed Carry with Magazine Holster. If you do not carry daily now, you soon will. These are inexpensive, comfortable, and versatile. (you can buy a better rig for more money, but if you have nothing and are unwilling to spend the cash, this works well)
  9. HyFin Vent Chest Seal by North American Rescue. Put this in your medkit and learn to use it.
  10. Trauma Pak with QuikClot. Add this to medkit and learn to use it.
  11. 16,500 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 40 Variety Pack. Because you will have a backyard garden next year!
  12. Lumber and hardware (screws) - it can be cheap non-treated stuff, it can be 2x3's, but buy some extra lumber and have it on hand.
  13. A couple of cans of petroleum while getting in the habit of keeping all the tanks full. This is just smart regular practice.
  14. An extra propane tank or two fro the grill.
  15. (Should have been #1) Build high trust relationships. It is time to talk candidly with folks in your circle and figure out who has a clue, who can be clued in and who is lost. You cannot afford people that are unreliable, untrustworthy, selfish or otherwise bad or even intentionally confused.
  16. Develop and reinforce supporting relationships, folks outside of the high-trust circle that you can help and that can be of help to you and yours.
  17. (Controversial) I say if your church has been confused about what is truly Biblical and moral this year, you should find another, or if you cannot do that I would save up my tithes until this all settles down. 2020 has been the biggest crisis Christianity has faced in 500 years and most of the organized church has failed. Something better will follow, save God's money, and support that when it appears. Let those false preachers find real work and those false churches shut down. But keep the good part of the community. Start a home Bible study.
  18. I think it is implied, but be wise with your money. Things will get more expensive and historically when these things are over property taxes are horrible. Most of the 'old' families that own land in the South got it at tax auctions. Be smart don't lose it all in 2022.  It is ok to forego some pleasure now, postpone or cancel a vacation, and all that. Buy things that are useful instead or pay off debt.
  19. (Maybe this ought to be #1) Stay away from trouble. Don't protest, don't wave flags and make yourself a target, don't try to out yell unstable people. We are past all of that. You will not convince anyone. Be smart when and where you show any political support.
  20. Keep your head on a swivel. There is too much video evidence of people getting sucker-punched from behind. Never assume anything about a strange encounter now. There is an odd spirit of violence in the air. Be aware and not naive. Keep your mouth shut, no need for a street fight over someone saying something offensive. Walk away, this is not the time for 'manning up' (but get out of the habit of turning your back to a sketchy person that is acting even slightly aggressive).
  21. When it gets weird, get gone. I don't care if you just ordered your food and just sat down. If an angry crowd shows up, be ready to leave.
  22. Don't think of a crowd in terms of what you would do or your morality. There are too many videos of these crowds turning increasingly violent on individuals for no apparent reason - avoid the crowd and if ever surrounded know how deadly it might be.
  23. Take time to get some situational awareness. Take walks in your neighborhood. Start to notice patterns. Speak and wave at people. Observe your neighbors, both to see patterns and oddities. Be vigilant.
  24. Go attend those meetings you stopped going to, VFW etc. Take time to reconnect with people local to you with common- interests and backgrounds.
  25. Don't be afraid. Historically, even in the worst-case examples, these things come to a conclusion. People suffer, others die but life goes on. It will get worse, don't fool yourself but for most this is manageable and survivable. How and if, really depends upon luck, divine protection, preparedness, and how smart you are in your actions. 

Bonus - if you are a man, learn to throw a freaking punch. It is incredible the sissy-fighting on videos out there. Learn to throw a punch. It is much better than catfighting or shooting someone.

Last Thoughts

If and when this all blows up into a full-blown insurrection/revolution/civil war (whatever it becomes)  don't assume that the violence will be evenly distributed everywhere. Clearly there will be areas of more and less violence. There has been something developing that ought to inform us of what this all might look like in 'regular' places. Outside of the riots, there has been an increase in just regular violence.  I watched a video of a man attack three police officers because one of them placed a traffic citation on his parked car. In my little part of the world, there has been a marked increase in shootings, all unrelated and all seemingly random. It just appears people are becoming more violent.  If this thing kicks off for real, this sort of violence - random, senseless, unconnected, ubiquitous - will increase everywhere.

Don't assume that just because where you live is less likely to be affected by mass violence that you will be unaffected. The US transportation network would not be hard to disrupt by enough people dedicated to making that happen. Everything you buy and eat comes in a truck! And shortages cause violence of another kind.

Don't assume because most of what you see on the streets seem to be transvestites, severely obese women with very bad attitudes and meth heads that there is nothing dangerous in these movements. Behind all of that, we can already detect elements that are much more dangerous. Based upon the level of funding that is obviously present to keep this rolling for almost four months, the degree of organization that must be present and the tell-tale signs that there are folks with military experience involved in some of their operations I do not discount the fact that what we have seen on the streets is really just cannon fodder.

Beyond that, in times of chaos gangs and organized and semi-organized crime operate more overtly. That is already a reality in some of the major cities, it would become more normal where you live as police forces struggled to contain events.

Don't assume that the government would be aligned toward a common goal of stopping this, no matter who wins the presidency. Somebody has funded and enabled this and ran propaganda cover for it. There are powerful forces at work. Much of the chaos to come will be the result of localities resiting Federal action, elements of the Federal government half-heartedly executing orders, and some elements likely actively opposing. The propaganda arm of the agitators will not just go away unless something draconian like a Lincoln shutting down newspapers occurs, and that would have positive and negative ramifications.

Bottom line - don't underestimate all of this.

Our Next Six Months

Saturday update for 15 August 2020.

Cannon Hinnant

A five-year-old boy, riding his bike in front of his house is the definition of innocence. Throughout history, almost all cultures have recognized this. The media may portray this jut as a boy fatally shot.

Cannon

But it is much more than that. We could talk about how different the outcry and reaction would be if this were a black child, shot at close range in the head by a white neighbor. That would be playing into the same racialist narrative that infects so much of the dialogue today.

Cannon was an innocent, in the eyes of God his life mattered and he was innocent of all sin. We do not know what he would have grown up to be. He may have become a drug-addicted, lifetime criminal, a man that abused women, abandoned his children, and might someday die on a street after committing more crimes and struggling with police.

He may have become a saint, or he may have just become an ordinary imperfect man like the rest of us. But he was innocent and his life mattered.

Some will argue that perhaps Darius Sessoms, the man that shot Cannon in the head from close range, was an anomaly, that this is not indicative of the world. That we cannot place blame on an entire class of people because of his actions. I agree with that. We cannot condemn all 25-year-old black men as child murderers. It would be insane to classify an entire class of people as evil!

Some of the same people that would make that argument support groups that want to vilify and attack the police, all of them, as one large homogenous group of evil-doers. Some still would tell us that all white people enjoy white privilege and play a part in 'systemic racism'.  Because they have read, sat in a lecture, or saw some videos on the subject, they might even place me in a category of deniers because I do not even recognize my own 'white fragility'.

There is some hard truth that we need to come to terms with.

All of this hatred and racism that has spread like a real pandemic since George Floyd died on a street (before then really, perhaps back to Michael Brown robbing a store and wrestling for a police officers gun) played a significant role in the death of Cannon Hinnant. I can hear all of the counter-arguments, but on a basic, foundational level, that is absolutely true.

We can say that we 'love' people and want to see justice. But a parent that loves their child does not allow them to do absurd or dangerous things just because the child is upset. A friend does not stand idly by and supports a friend doing immoral things just because their friend feels wronged. Real love comes with other attributes. Real love looks at the total cost and the total benefit of a thing and measures it all against a backdrop of other principles. Real love is not blind support of anything that makes someone appear to feel better.

From the first day that churches, pastors and people that believe they operate from a position of goodwill began posting memes, making arguments, endeavoring to convince others and signaling their support for BLM and the protests (often ignoring the hateful words and violence) I have repeated over and over - this is all wrong.

Black Lives Matter as a concept is correct because all lives matter and we should seek justice. BLM as an organization is horrible. It is impossible to separate the broad concept from the organization and the hate and violence it engenders. People of goodwill and moral principles should have avoided this from the beginning.

There have been more murders beyond Cannon; many more. Some media outlets claim that 'crime has not increased', in an effort to gaslight those that see all of this in its true nature. Many are deceived by such claims, no matter how easily debunked they are.

BLM and the protests, burning, violence, riots, and mayhem have unleashed a general spirit of violence and lawlessness. This has manifested most in the cities and communities with a predominately black population. Those that support BLM had in effect subjected to many black Americans to more poverty, violence, and suffering.

This all has been and is immoral. It is wrong. Those that supported it from a position of  "goodwill" of a concept of Biblical Love that excluded all the other principles in the Bible have been and are wrong.

If this applies to you, you need to repent of your sin and search your soul to figure out what in your life made you so susceptible to a lie of the world.

Here is some truth for you.


 

I responded to a local news article the other day that claimed a minor public figure was among other things a racist. I commented that it was a terrible article and poor journalism because they made no effort to actually support the claim that the person in question was a racist, it was just stated as fact, they had said racist things.

One of the young reporters replied to me with an article from Politico. Politico stated they had 'hundreds of hours' of video with the individual making racist statements and provided a video as an example. In the provided video there were heterodox statements, things contrary to the established narrative but nothing racist.

I replied that the delivery was 'plain', but the points were no different that things Dr. Thomas Sowell has said for years. With that, the conversation turned. I too must be a racist, or a troll, or a parody account.

It is very dangerous that ideas are so easily tossed aside and those that question anything of the popular narrative are branded with a label, a scarlet letter, and dismissed.  These are troubling developments. This is not the same a labeling someone a 'radical progressive', 'liberal', 'right-winger', etc.   This is essentially the same as calling someone a pedophile, a social pariah. (It may, in fact, be worse, there are some that now claim out loud that pedophilia is a sexual orientation)

One of the most profound statements from the Granada TV documentary on the Spanish Civil War (I highly recommend it) was, 'when each side could no longer discuss ideas, violence was inevitable'.

If most of the institutions of society (most of the media, many churches, most of the educational establishment), and many of the unthinking masses are willing to carelessly label others with stigmatic labels that equals their voice and ideas unworthy of being heard - how do you believe this all turns out?

We need to return to civil discussion and an honest usage of the English language. Racism and racist language exists on both sides of the conversation today, but on the extremes. We need to apply the term precisely, otherwise real violence awaits us all.


 

  • Trump claims that mail-in voting will be an open opportunity for voter fraud.
  • Much of the media repeatedly conflates 'mail-in' voting (mass mailing out ballots) with absentee voting (registered voters actively requesting a ballot) in an effort to dismiss Trump's claim.
  • Many on the left claim without funding the USPS cannot handle mail-in voting and predict chaos.
  • Several news articles and snippets of remarks by Democratic leaders predict chaos and even hint they believe Trump will not concede.
  • The NYT reported an exercise during the Obama era where a sitting president refused to concede and a constitutional crisis ensued.
  • Marco Rubio tells us to expect election chaos.

It seems both the Democrats and Republicans completely agree. Are they foreshadowing what is to come? Is this all a singular plan, are they really working together, some claim that? Is it perhaps that both sides see the growing divide and understand what this means (I wrote that in 2018)? Are they perhaps just building a narrative for a future claim to legitimacy/illegitimacy? We cannot know. But it seems they agree that real chaos is coming. Nothing good comes from such chaos.

A New Civil War, an aggregator of news and opinion from both sides is a good place to keep up with opinions across the spectrum. When I wrote America’s Great Cultural and Political Divide in 2018 many mainstream articles on the subject at the same time dismissed the idea as preposterous, no longer is that the story.

You would be wise to get yourself and your family ready - and repent of your sins of omission and commission that helped in some way move us to this point.


 

Interference by Russia, China and others is real. Some of it is easy to detect, while other efforts are more subtle and perhaps more effective. Each side has their prefered enemy, may repeat the narratives, carelessly. We should be wise enough to see all of this for what it is, yet most do not.

The leaked release of police bodycam footage was something of a watershed moment for many. We now know why it was not released, or we can reasonably assume. It paints a very different picture than what was available only on the other angles of Floyd's arrest. I noticed thousands of people, folks that had argued passionately one way prior to the release of this evidence change their outlook. Some began to question why any of the subsequent violence occurred. Others pivoted away from ever mentioning Floyd and making all of this about something bigger (that is rather dishonest).

What is clear, is that none of these events, Micheal Brown, Floyd, and many others that have caused so much chaos were ever what they were portrayed as originally, and many people have come to see that as a reality now. The cases remain complex, but they are not clear-cut cases of racist cops gone wild, murdering innocent people. Honest people, folks of goodwill, willing to look at facts now know this.

ANTIFA and BLM have credibility and the narrative problem now. People wonder if burning, beating, violence, and mayhem were justified.

I will be the first 'not shocked' person when we see some major incident, perhaps even a mass killing, all made to look like (or at least reported as ) a white racist attack. The Boogaloo Bois are real, they are ready for the revolution, marching, and supporting ANTIFA and BLM and they already look like "white supremacists" - they are the perfect candidates to conduct such an operation.


 

I am not even convinced at this point the Democrats are running a serious campaign to win. If I were Joe Biden, I would keep my head down and watch those around me. Nothing would spell 'sympathy vote' more than a candidate being killed "by extremest on the other side". History is filled with that sort of stuff, 2020 is that odd.

Or, as some claim - is Trump just part of it all? He is getting things done the Democrats want that they could never do without many on the right taking to the streets. Think about it...I do not know.


 

China has checked off every action I predicted on 7 June, (those and more; I was probably wrong on the election but spot-on in terms of China and Belarus)

In the midst of election chaos, between November and January (probably late December, early January) I think it is highly likely that China will move decisively and quickly to take control of Taiwan. There is a scenario, that smart strategic planners have worked out, whereby China can accomplish just that in less than a week. It only requires a delayed and confused response from the US.

Such a move, successfully executed with minimal fighting and Taiwain capitulating early because of a delayed US response would fundamentally alter the East Asian balance of power.

Millions more will soon be subjected to the boot-heel of a genocidal regime because we in the US are too busy being absurd.


 

Finally - the entire alignment of many ancillary nations hangs in the balance right now. The proxy war Greece and Turkey have fought in Libya is more than two sides trying to fix something the US and NATO foolishly broke. The peace arrangement between Israel and the UAE has a significant meaning.

Will the Eastern Med/Middle-east, Caucus now realign based upon a new and more natural coalition or will unrelated wars prevail. Will all of this result in a comprehensive peace arrangement? (of later chapter Biblical proportions...)

All are possible. If the peace, initiative expands to the Balkans (Kosovo and Serbia) then Greece, Turkey, and resolves Syria and the Caucus (all interconnected) I will really be convinced we are in the end-times! If is is a geopolitical realignment, I will not b shocked.

I am inclined to think that spheres will simply realign. Russia has a common interest with many that we have a common interest with. We may come to view them differently in a new arrangement. Turkey and Pakistan and Qatar may be out, India in. Israel might be welcomed openly into a coalition with Saudia Arabia, UAE, and Syria. We may come to see Syria as a front in the battle against not ISIS but Iranian/Turkish and Chinese interest. The world could realign over this into the US versus China spheres based upon natural and historical affinities/animosities and the prevailing strategic goals of the primaries.

Humor and Sarcasm in Hard Times

Something profound is occurring. Many people only argue and talk in narratives and sound bites now. Circular logic abounds. There are deceptions geared toward the ‘right’ and ‘left’ and many accept them whole-hog. Everything else happening in 2020 pales in comparison to our collective inability to critically think and reason. Something is coming! It is time to get ready and do work. (Gen. Flynn said this better than I today)

Something is Coming

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Beginning a couple of weeks ago I began to make significant changes in me, my routine, and my priorities. The world really has changed! We need to change too, and quickly. But there were just a few more things I wanted to say publically. This change (not mine, I refer to the big change in our world) is going to affect us all, does not matter if you own a secluded, self-sufficient ranch in the West or live in an apartment in Manhatten. The paradigm is shifting and we will all feel it.

If you came here and intend to look at nothing, scroll to the very bottom at least - I wrote the title of this post before the content, it is really not that humorous at all and has just a bit of sarcasim. 

First, some music to set the mood!


 

We have entered the period of post-debate. Critical thinking, even by intelligent people, succumbs to the narrative of their preferred side of an issue.

Religious Expression

Me: By what authority can the government tell a church how to worship?

Them: The Virus is dangerous

Me: ok, but by what authority?

Them: If we love one another we will comply

Me: Right, but if people feel convicted to meet in person, what is the authority to tell them 'No'

Them: Executive order

COVID

Me: They have told us a lot of conflicting things with this, the science is not settled

Them: People are dying, we need to love one another

Me: But not nearly as many as they said, how many are dying because of the lockdowns

Them: if we would all lockdown harder and wear masks this would go away

Me: but some countries did not lockdown, and remember when they told us masks were dangerous

Them: If we would all just do what they say this will go away

Protest

Me: some of these protests are riots and BLM believes some pretty bad things

Them: Well I am opposed to systemic racism

Me: What is that? How do so many people of all races achieve so much in America?

Them: It is love to stand with the protestors

Me: But some of the protestors are violent criminals and BLM is a bad group

Them: Well I am opposed to systemic racism

Most arguments against those that question what is going on in the world and what it means become circular. Almost a Brawdo has electrolytes level of circular but from much more intelligent folks.

If I have insulted you, I apologize. <<<<honest!

 


Obviously, something profound is occurring. I see absurd arguments from all sides, generally repeating narratives and talking points. So few are asking foundational questions, reaching for the true nature of the events around us.

It is almost as if we are surrounded by pod people on all sides! (I am not unconvinced it is not something more than deception in the material realm)

All the left/right stuff is just an illusion - those guys are like WWE wrestlers, some play the bad guy, some good, after the show they go to dinner together. None of this could happen if they were not all working toward it!

I will pipe up again when some of the below begin to materialize.

2020: Not that unprecedented!

(Read my much more serious take on that if you wish here)

Ever since William of Ockham stumbled into confusion and Kant followed to lead subsequent generations into absurdity, 2020 was predictable. In some ways this is just the days of Noah repeating, there is nothing new under the Sun. There is evil and deception in the world.


 

Sounds whack-a-doodle to most I suspect. They say..."these things have happened before", "this is just a phase", "God has a plan". You actually have to make more assumptions about the world to accept that this is not different than to accept the emerging reality.

Technology has changed, in ways most people only glimpse vaguely. We sit on the edge of a technological explosion that will fundamentally change everything. Combine that with bad ideology, the rejection of truth and growing power in evermore centralized governments - our very likely future is a dark soft tyranny.


 

The culmination of centuries of progress to this point. The beginning of a frenzied rush toward something new and dystopian.

So much of evangelical Christianity has fallen, lock-step, in with the ideology of the world in 2020. Most from a position of 'love' and an attempt to be 'relevant' without actually applying the whole Word. Some of this, as in the Druckerite model, was by design. Some of these churches were built for this moment, others have slid into error so far they cannot see the difference.

These are the Churches that would have never signed the Barman Declaration.

Here is some truth for you.


 

Just mark it down. Face it, no way with these guys running this turns out good.

Black Swan

I would not be surprised at all to see some violent events or events of a much larger scale before November. It would make twice as much sense if this appears to be and is touted in the media as being right-wing in origin. Such a false-flag would be the perfect excuse to reignite massive protests and drive momentum toward the election. Facts will not matter.

Cannot cure the common cold but can rush produce a vaccine for another coronavirus in a year?  Marketed by a guy that has a financial interest in the vaccine companies?  The science is not settled. Doctors that speak against the official narrative silenced. Non-masked nor socially distancing homeless surviving just fine. Sweden ignored the over-reaction and did just fine...All those old people stuck on those cruise ships early on? So few died. What is this really? Do we really know?

Perfectly legitimate! Nothing at all to question.

Oh but don't worry, I suspect more will die and many of us (well some of y'all) will argue virus. (Don't get twisted, I think there is a virus)

They are playing both sides 'right and left' with drugs (HCQ) or vaccines that will probably do more damage than any virus.  Just saying, ask us that took the rushed experimental Anthrax vaccine a few years ago.

Don't get twisted, I think there is a virus. I am not an anti-vaxxer - but vaccines hurt me and others. Do what you want. I am just saying the HCQ stuff and the 'warp-speed' vaccine -it is all odd.


 

hoax

Think about it - how odd these 'videos of truth' come out with doctors saying things contrary to the 'official narrative'. Millions of people see the videos, then it is banned. People say, "it must be true, they are banning it".  What if that is nothing more than an operation to deceive the "right"? They already have the "left" deceived.

Think about it. All of this stuff is probably a lie. Stop buying into all these lies - they have something for all of us. This is not just a "Democrat thing", stop thinking it is.

Stay away from Q and the conspiracy guys - all controlled disinformation.

So many are still confused about what Russia is and is not. China is a real threat. They made out like bandits in 2020.

Only Three Gorges dam collapsing can stop them now. (and that would bring chaos to us all that is likely as bad as all-out war)


 

Aliens

In the midst of all of this other chaos, even the US government, has been slowly and oddly talking out loud about UFO's. Very strange. Telling us the "Aliens" are real and a threat could be the greatest deception yet. Most of you would give up everything and give the government any power it wanted just so you might be 'safe' from this new threat.


Still with me?

Take some time, grab some popcorn, and watch this documentary on the Spanish Civil War,  add in a few elements of the Chinese Cultural revolution and begin it all with a Ukraine-like color revolution and then end up watching 1984. I think you will have a good idea of the future.


And Lastly a Public Service announcement for when things get worse...

 

exwife

Nothing personal, if things get crazy I have to take care of my own.


 

The Serious Part

Everyone that inspired part of this, those of you that 'argued' with me on social media that taught me how much of the mass of people are thinking, to my family, kids, friends (old, new and almost) and even my ex-wife - everybody mentioned or thought about in the words here. I pray for you each day, by name. I pray for your protection, wisdom, and discernment. I pray for all of those things for myself, but I pray for you by name. Many of you may have chosen not to listen to me or even engage, but many of you did engage - I appreciate that. I guess some of the things I said were radioactive because a lot of folks only communicated in private messages and email - I appreciate that too.

Honestly, some of the insights into the way people are thinking alike, enmasse, is something I have not been able to coax out of many people in face-to-face interactions. What I have learned online was illuminating. Thank you. My experiment and learning exercise is complete now.

If I have insulted you, I apologize

Remember - we are transcendent beings, there is more to it all than we see. Don't get too wrapped up in the material.

That is one of my first changes, a concerted effort at more authentic prayer.

I also pray that God softens my words and approach. There are some that I want to repair relationships with and rebuild trust. I pray that I may find the words and the means to reach them before this all gets worse.

Other things, I have redoubled my efforts at being physically fit, reading scripture more deliberately, and tripled efforts at making extra money (I am a retired guy and I do not have to work, but I think making more right now is wise.)

All of this may not play out and look as I have described (probably not), but things have changed and bigger changes are to come. This is not just a moment.

Not much more to say - there is work to do. I am now doing work, you should too.