Too Late to Fix Things and Too Early to Fight

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As we head into another weekend I am burdened by the same thoughts I have had for years when confronted with the latest political news pouring out of the media. The President has just declared an executive order that will allow for up to 5 million illegal aliens to stay in our country. I won’t debate the legal issues with this proclamation. I won’t argue over the times other presidents have signed executive orders and I won’t blame one side of the political fence any more than another.

What I will say is that our country is doomed and this is just one more nail in the coffin. If you think I am completely wrong about that, you might as well stop reading right now. I say this is another nail because this single event isn’t what has driven our country to the edge of disaster. I won’t say the Democrats have ruined us because Republicans are just as much to blame for the problems with our society, but it is our nation that is in a free-fall regardless of who steered the ship. The time for blame is over as I believe getting all worked up in an argument over who caused this mess at this point is futile. In the words of Hillary Clinton, “What difference does it make?”. America is like a speeding locomotive that is on fire and someone has greased the tracks. Ahead in the distance; the bridge over the chasm is out and there is nothing we can do to stop it. We are going over the cliff.

Yes, I admit that sounds gloomy and defeatist. It sounds like I have given up, thrown in the towel and let someone beat all of us who aspire to freedom, self-responsibility, a limited government, privacy and common sense, in the arena of political ideas. You may be right, but that isn’t exactly how I look at it. On the other hand you may say that with all my talk of prepping, this admission proves that I am just waiting for the world to burn down so that I can have my moment of glory. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

‘What we need right now is to get out the vote’! you say or ‘we have to take back our local representatives’. Neither of those will matter and you will soon see that even though we have the ‘other side’ in power now the path this country is on will not alter. The speed of her demise will not slow, but only the people who are blamed will change.

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” – Benjamin Franklin

Economic Collapse

Todd Sepulveda who runs Prepperwebsite.com and also Ed that Matters, recently conducted a poll via Facebook where he posed several questions to preppers. You can read the results at his site which are both fascinating and not surprising to me. One of his questions was “What EMERGENCY is your biggest concern?” and the winner by a large margin was Economic Collapse.

I say the results were not surprising and fascinating at the same time because on one hand these are concerns that have been shouted from the mountain tops by hundreds of economists, investors, business men and women from all nations and even us lowly preppers for years. The fascinating part is that the people who are in power, who actually control the monetary purse strings say the exact opposite and unless you are listening to the prophets of doom, or prepper websites like ours and hundreds of others you won’t hear that message. It matters not what the people who governments are supposed to represent want, the experts in charge in almost every case make decisions to the contrary.

You don’t want to go Quadrillions in debt to give money to foreign banks? Tough crap! You don’t want us to raise your taxes to pay for programs you voted down? Racist! We know better than you. If you overwhelmingly oppose allowing millions of illegals to come into this country when we are already too far in debt to ever pay it and do not even have a strong enough economy to support the citizens here who want a job? Who gives a rip? We are going to do it anyway.

When the people in charge politically, stop listening to their constituents; you no longer have, and one could argue it has been this way for 20 years the Republic that our nation was founded as. We are powerless to the people we put in authority. Powerless to even remove them from office at this point in enough numbers that matter.

Ferguson Riots and Class/Race politics

And the next big event will be riots in Ferguson. I say this without even knowing what the verdict will be because there have been so many plans put in place to make this happen. I know that even if the verdict would be that the officer who shot Michael Brown were to be publicly executed, there would still be riots because that is what our society does. Win a sports championship, riot. Want to buy a TV on black Friday and they are all sold out, riot. Don’t like what happened to someone, riot.

Rioting does nothing more than destroy property and it is almost always never the property of the people who the rioters are supposedly upset with. Rioting as we have seen in the US anyway is pointless and frequently driven not by righteous anger, but by forces outside who have an agenda to see violence and mayhem rule. You have FBI agents who have been caught posing as rioters, infiltrating the riots not to calm people down, but to inflame the crowd and spur violence.

Ready to kill if needed the people they are supposed to protect.
Ready to kill if needed the people they are supposed to protect.

The Occupy Wall Street protests and pretty much any protest in modern times quickly devolves into violence once the masked, hoodie wearing thugs show up and start breaking things. Does this get the point of the protest across? Nope, it just destroys property and quickens an escalation by the authorities. I don’t believe for a second that all of this is organic and in Ferguson you already have reports of outside groups hoping to capitalize on the event. Do they have the interests of Michal Brown’s family in mind or are they simply seeking another opportunity for anarchy?

All of this type of behavior stems from a society that values nothing but chaos and thinks only of themselves. Our nation wasn’t founded on lawless behavior, but the people in our society at all levels have excused it for so long that it has become normal. I believe that one aspect of this is so that government can rationalize the need for a heavier military style presence to protect the public. This will invariably lead to martial law for everyone to keep the peace. Don’t believe me? Ask yourself why there are already reports of high numbers of DHS vehicles pre-staged in Ferguson. That’s to keep everyone safe you say? Really. If it was to keep people safe, why did the person reporting them get fired? Why wouldn’t the DHS want it to be public that their efforts were to keep everyone safe?

No, I believe that this is yet another large scale exercise that is being used to practice martial law, detainment techniques and crowd control. What better place to test this out than a town on the verge of riots? And if that is the plan, you have to take that to its logical conclusion. If forces are practicing this now, there must be thoughts of needing this in the future. There is no putting the genie back in the jar.

What can you do?

You may be asking yourself why I am taking just these two seemingly unrelated items and using them as examples of our world going to hell in a hand basket. The economy has nothing to do with Ferguson and police forces should keep us safe, so how is any of this proof that our society is doing anything?

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No American could go to Mexico and demand citizenship, free education, the right to vote, own property, or free healthcare. You would be arrested.

Yes, I could be making a case out of nothing. Actually, if I were to write everything down that was cause for concern I would have a list longer than this article already but there is no way to connect it all together in a way that you could take before a judge and prove anything. All of the individual events can be pushed aside as insignificant and unrelated by anyone, but like the survey Todd Sepulveda conducted, many people don’t need to be told we have a problem. Many people don’t need proof of impending doom, they know it in their bones.

Prepping has not become so popular in recent years due to natural events. There hasn’t been an increase in Hurricanes or any other normal weather phenomenon, but yet millions of people have begun to sense that something is wrong. You can take items like our economy, riots, bank closures, elections, supreme court rulings and all of that and argue away any of them as showing a trend that points to a bleak future. What you can’t do is remove that doubt from the minds of the people who are living in these times.

No matter what the wizards of smart say, preppers have enough evidence that society isn’t going along just fine. We know that the way we are living is unsustainable in a lot of measures. We don’t need anyone to tell us to prepare, instinctively we know we need to and that is what drives people to websites like this.

You are prepping for your own reasons. Maybe it is because you worry about an economic collapse. Perhaps you worry about riots in your town and the disruption that comes with them. Maybe it is something else completely but no matter what the reason you are prepping because you know that you will need to rely on yourself in the future. This isn’t because the government is telling you to. You do this because you can feel the urgency yourself.

I would urge you to listen to that voice.

It has been said that it is never too late to prepare, but that also goes against common sense. If you wait until the disaster is at your door, it is too late. If you wait until your children are starving it is too late. If you wait until the economy collapses, nobody has a job and people are rioting in the streets it could be too late.

I personally don’t believe that a political solution to our nation’s problems is possible at this point. There are too many people beholden to too many special interests that have too much money. I will still vote for the candidates I believe in, but I am not going to simply vote for a party because I believe they will do anything different than another party.

I am also not going to go riot or protest my government because that is the same as voting in terms of futility. We are at an odd place in history I believe where unfortunately we have to let the music play out and see what happens. I don’t believe we can fix anything now, but you can prepare. I also don’t believe that we need violent revolution. At least not at this time although I do believe that is in our potential future. It is the path we seem to be on and none of the traditional methods of averting this have worked. This could ultimately be our own fault but regardless, things need to change. The time isn’t now, but I do think it is inevitable.

Thomas Jefferson said: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. I sadly agree with that statement. I say sadly because I am not foolish enough to believe that measures such as this aren’t without huge costs. Patriots would be more impacted than tyrants I believe, but our liberty is dying and at some point we will need to take care of it.

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Steve Cullen
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Steve Cullen

I couldn’t agree with you more. I believe that we are on the verge of MAJOR events that are going to snowball into events we have not witnessed in our lifetime. Ferguson MO isn’t “the powder keg” but the “fuse” that will set off the powder keg(s) that exists in this country presently. I’ve started to “prepare” a few months ago….I’m ahead of most but by no means where I want to be and I feel time is running out. I worked the evening hurricane Andrew came in to South Florida and the few hours before it arrived I had… Read more »

pantsupdontloot
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pantsupdontloot

Very, very good article. Drives some nails home deeply. But the bottom line is people hate us simply because we won. That’s right, we won, against all odds. People worldwide hate us because we did what they have so far been unable to do, live comfortably. Now, instead of joining us and EARNING their fair share they choose to shoot the bottom out of the only boat that is really floating, AMERICA. As far as what we can do now, it is way, way too late. This nation is doomed beyond all comprehension. No one can imagine the malignant carnage… Read more »

Dare Tuitt
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Dare Tuitt

Couldn’t agree more. I would only add that Satan knows he has a short time left before Messiah returns so he set about corrupting as many as possible to take down with him. The best place to do that was America, because it is America that was raised up by Almighty God to finish the job of spreading Christianity around the world, before Jesus returns. We were the best example of how God can richly bless a nation that put Him first. Now we are the world’s largest purveyor of porn. As the one place on earth where all nations… Read more »

pantsupdontloot
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pantsupdontloot

Well said brother, well said indeed. May the Lord bless you and keep you through the coming firey trial.

Dan
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Dan

We only need to go back and look at our own history. What events led up to the civil war and what was the outcome. The loss of state rights and more control by the federal government. Are there enough states that would stand up to total anarchy and total government control? I think there might be and that would lead to another civil war far worse than our previous one. I think they see that coming and hence the degrading of our military to rid itself of patriots and to fill its ranks and with socialists. Remove the weapons… Read more »

Mensa Graham
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Mensa Graham

Hunger Games anyone??

usmarinestanker
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usmarinestanker

It’s encouraging to hear others speak aloud what many of us think. My conscience is burdened by this very conundrum: “the system” is too corrupt and not changeable via normal, peaceful means, but nothing so blatantly egregious has occurred in a single incident to warrant drastic action to be taken. I think there are very intelligent people maneuvering the pawns in this game so as to very slowly, very deliberately get the country to go where they want it without triggering a martial rebellion. They’re good at what they’re doing and patient about it, making anyone who sounds the alarm… Read more »

pantsupdontloot
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pantsupdontloot

Good morning: You stated you are not yet one [a leader]. Until Ferguson neither was I, but when people of any color, or lack of color, regardless their reason or intention, destory the personal property of others then I will stand and defend and go on the offensive if needed. This attitude comes from being a former business owner. It is sad enough not to be able to execute shop lifters, but the intentional destruction of personal and business property is where my life reaches the point of meaning nothing to me. Business owners are as sacred as the bible… Read more »

usmarinestanker
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usmarinestanker

pantsupdontloot, I think I need to clarify my position. The looting and rioting is a criminal element and I would absolutely stand up, on my own if necessary, to put a stop to it as best I could. To me, that’s just taking care of the community. I was referring more to not yet being ready to be a leader as far as standing up against the abuses of the Federal Government in a meaningful way (the “fight” part of Pat’s article) since we can’t vote out the criminals or the lobbyists and agendas behind them which are the cancer… Read more »

pantsupdontloot
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pantsupdontloot

Understood, I did not intend to slight you in any way. This whole situation in America is nerve wracking, especially when we see no way to improve our lot in life. Take care my friend and God bless.

CT fisherman
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CT fisherman

Excellent article, well done putting together disparate events to show the overall trouble we are potentially in. I think it’s commendable that you acknowledge the futility of protesting/rioting, and the useless violence it brings. It was also interesting to see you willing to place the blame in both political camps, far too often it is placed solely on one side or the other. Personally, I more more concerned about natural disasters, and the ensuing short term breakdown of services and supply. Weather patterns in the northeast seem to have gotten worse over recent years. But one of the beautiful things… Read more »

colt triarii
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colt triarii

A President who mocks the Bible will not respect the Constitution. The key to understanding the Decline and Fall is to recognize this is a spiritual battle. And this is not just academic or theological, it will have tactical implications that you can use to predict actions. Obama has mocked the Bible and the book of Deuteronomy by name. Its on a video speech on You tube. The easiest way to predict what Obama will do is to determine the Bible worldview. Obama will do the opposite For example, the 10th Commandment is do not covet. Coveting is a pillar… Read more »

FLAPrepper1
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FLAPrepper1

Great article. I started prepping because of hurricanes that hit Florida. Now I’m glad a prep because I agree the country has been on the road to destruction for a long time. Sometimes going slowly other times with a brick on the accelerator. Currently the speedometer’s needle is pegged. I don’t want a civil war or any other disaster but I can see it on the horizon. I just prep and wait. I too vote for who I think is the best man for the job, frequently the people I vote for lose. Afterwards I go back to prepping.

ScottyK
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ScottyK

Agreed, voting is basically pointless. I’ve voted for several items here in Oklahoma (no homosexual marriage, no sharia law, English only, etc) only to have them reversed, declared void, etc. I voted for the Republicans in November, now here in June I’ve watch them work with Obama on several items. Trying to “fix” our local public schools is also pointless. Even if I managed to get good Christian constitutionally minded people on the school board, they are still taking their orders (and curriculum) from the federal government. Now we face the prospect of my church being forced to perform homosexual… Read more »

Pat Henry
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I know exactly how you feel ScottyK for what it’s worth. I think the time to change things with the ballot box is over. What next? I don’t know but it doesn’t look good.