The Great Reset: How We Got Here

Herein is a collection of videos and resources that assist in explaining how we arrived in 2020 at the point that we were susceptible to a Color Revolution, poised on the verge of a Civil War and many now clamor for a Great Reset. Many otherwise intelligent people have been deceived, confused and absolutely wrong this year, never seeing the forest for the trees, unable to see that all of the troubles, chaos, and issues were related and all pushed us toward the 'need' for a draconian solution.

Analysis of current trajectory toward a Great Reset

Ten part series that details much of the organized effort by communitarians, communist, socialist, and their allies progressives to move the West and the world toward a naturalistic, centralized, and ultimately authoritarian system. 

This is a must-see, Yuri Bezmenov was a KGB propagandist and defector. He lays out in this video the methods used by international communism, to subvert and supplant governments in the West.

Do you remember those 'crazy' Birchers? It seems they too were not wrong.

The following is a promotional/propaganda video from the World Economic Forum. They are not even hiding their goals anymore. All of those 'conspiracy theorists' that called out Davos and the Bilderberg Group were not wrong about at least this portion of their agenda.

Speaking of conspiracy guys - here is one that called out the plan and objectives of the globalist for thirty years (with shocking accuracy). This loud, obnoxious, and over the top guy got many of the players, events, and circumstances of 2020 right, the folks he has called out are saying the quiet parts out loud now. Give him a watch, if only for the entertainment value. He was not wrong about everything and was right about a lot.

Christians ought not worry, this was all prophesized. You ought to take an honest look at your church, your heart and your own discernment. Almost all of the major denominations proved themselves to be tragically flawed in 2020, falling for pieces and parts of the deception that has brought us here. If your pastor twisted scripture to tell you that a communist and racist organization was worthy of support (BLM) or that this was all just a moment and that trusting the authorities was wise, then they failed to lead.

Stop listening to those flawed and often false preachers, they were deceived this year and deceived their flocks!

Perhaps also, if you see this all now as the manifestation of Biblical prophecy, I would suggest you not jump too fast on the hope of a rapture in the near future. What if all this plays out slowly, and we and subsequent generations live through the emergence of an all-powerful government? What if it takes a hundred years for this to fully play out? We were promised persecution (hated for his namesake) for being true followers, not prosperity. We still live in this world, we still have responsibilities.

What is going to be will be. Politics cannot stop this all, if God wills it we perhaps could slow it down, delay it for a few generations. Evil is on a timeline, it knows its time is limited. It has polluted all of the institutions we are supposed to be able to trust (media, education, religion, and government). A vast swath of our population lives each day under a polluted worldview. Many wolves wear sheep's clothing in places we expect otherwise. The very best we can do now is to take care of our own.

Preparing for Post-Election Violence

I assess that violence, perhaps even an incipient insurgency is possible after the election in the US. If a reactionary movement congeals an outright civil war is not an impossibility. In all the scenarios I look at, something transformative, chaotic, and perhaps even violent occurs within the next twenty-six months.  We are in the danger window, a black swan or outlier event could exacerbate or expedite what is occurring. It is time to take practical steps, right now, to get ready. Do not wait until election night or after!

If you see the need and want to get started now, take a look at four short videos dealing with planning factors for preppers. Do not go at this half-cocked.

Related articles:

What to Buy to Prepare for Hard Times

Individual and Community Preparations for the Times Ahead

Violent Chaos is Coming: What You Must do Now

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.

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.

America’s Color Revolution

It seems the term ‘color revolution’ is popular suddenly. Last evening, I noticed an enormous spike in traffic, all to one article Our Color Revolution, beginning just before 9 pm. It was because of Tucker Carlson, he had Darren Beattie on for a couple of minutes to discuss three Revolver News articles discussing a color revolution in America. (see Color Revolutions Explained for background)

Most people have never heard of a color revolution, that includes the dozens of writers in the punditry class that will now shill formulatic five-hundred-word articles today on the subject. Suddenly they are instant experts on a topic that before yesterday their knowledge was, at best, PowerPoint deep.  They will write  to tell you that this is a crazed conspiracy theory, or that this is all just about one thing “getting Trump”, the approach will represent their bias. Both are wrong, they miss the forest for the trees.

I first suggested to a small group in mid-April that what I was observing in America contained many elements of a color revolution. Otherwise intelligent people scoffed at the idea. In my observation, entirely too much of what occurred related to COVID-19 was simply too coincidental. There is no space to get into that here, there is clearly a virus but too much about the reactions by governments was too synchronized, too ‘unprecedented’.

I will say this, without real evidence. I am fairly convinced that the US would not still be experiencing lockdowns in September if the BLM protests and riots and defund the police movement did not begin in May.   Why?  By May many Americans were getting not a little bit angry at the police for arresting mothers at the park with kids and gym owners and hairdressers trying to work. Americans we not going to tolerate drastic lockdowns for long, our opinion of the police was turning. Queue the rioting and defund the police protests and a large segment of the population that was wary of the police and the government a few months ago is now calling for the insurrection act to be invoked.

Say what you will about those individual issues and the separate motivations – it is undeniably true that there are now people supporting police action, masks, and lockdowns that without the riots this year would have been in the street protesting police overreaction. We have been separated, almost perfectly in classic color revolution fashion.

I will break down how and why I believe there is a relationship between everything in 2020 in a later article. This is more complex than a left/right thing it is not just about Trump, it is not just “Russia and bots”, it is not just ‘Soros’. I have yet to see anyone cover this topic in full details – from tooth to tail – all that try to get lost in the weeds on one of the common assumptions.

I just wanted to post a few thoughts today before all the clueless pundits at the major outlets begin publishing their vaporous pieces of propaganda.

None of this just started, it is part of and enabled (possible because of what I call the Great Unraveling others The Fourth Turning). In order to pull this off groups had to work for years to infiltrate and usurp institutions (media, academic, corporation, government and military – not entirely but just enough)

See all Color Revolution posts

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!

See Practical preparedness for the unprepared


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.