It was the strangest of timelines, it was the clownworldiest of time lines.
It always amuses me — except when it infuriates me, because it’s used as an excuse not to actually listen to what I’m saying — when people tell me I’m a raging optimist. It amuses me because I’m the person most likely to see the worst case scenario in any situation. In fact I’m so likely to spiral down for absolutely no reason anyone else can see that I have built routines into my thinking to examine them for the reality of what I’m seeing, and more importantly, for what I’m ignoring.
And here I am, in the most bizarre of timelines, telling people to be not afraid and — instead of reminding them the enemy gets a vote — reminding them we get a vote (although in this case it’s not a vote-vote, natch, as well as that the enemies plans not only don’t go according to plan, but that often what they do turns upside down and sideways.
It is time to remind you of this again.
Yes, everything is broken. It’s broken by an almost-century-long assault on our institutions our thinking and our organization financed by Marxists. Or if you want to look at it another way, it is broken due to the ideas of — spit — Jean Jacques Rosseau percolating through the addled heads of those who hold onto the Marxist theories as though they were ONLY a Christian heresy. The rich people with tapioca brains have convinced themselves that if only all of society and property were abolished we’d go back to a paradisaical state of innocence where no greed or jealousy occur, and everything is free for the taking, with no labor or strife. It’s the sort of poppycock only rich and spoiled people would believe.
But it doesn’t mean the doom script in your head is the truth or that it’s going to play out till we’re Cuba or Venezuela. Because a) we get a vote too. b) the sources of money are running out.
The problem is that you’ve imbibed the script of a communist revolution as much as the Marxists have, and you’re convinced once they seize power it’s ‘game over.’
I will remind you the only place they have taken over in the 21st century was Venezuela. And Venezuela, I’ll be honest, had massive problems of its own even before this. And in taking over Venezuela, they lost their grip on a bunch of other places. In fact their empire has shrunk to nothing, and their “curtain wall” of vassal countries is gone.
What ya’ll are forgetting is that the spread of communism required big money and big force. The big money, ultimately, came from us, because well, we financed Russia by giving it food aid and others, and in turn they took over and despoiled half the world, robbing it blind. (And no, I’m not going to pretend it was the USSR. It was always Russia in a snazzy mask.) And then they used that money to soften the opposition (us) and to destroy the next victim from within. And if the victim didn’t fall on schedule, they deployed Cuban mercenaries. That’s mostly what devoured Africa, and why Africa became a lot more free (if still effed up) once Russians couldn’t afford to pay Cuban Mercs.
This can’t happen to us. We’re too big. Our population is too well armed. Russia is a shadow of itself. Money is now from financiers like Soros, who are malevolent but truly hell of stupid when it comes to really understanding us. And before you say he’s a master mind, I’m fairly sure he was behind the Occupy Wall Street sh*tshow where whoever organized it (and it most likely had input from Obama’s “world class” (I didn’t say what world) brain) thought if they showed the masses how to rise up, the masses would. I’ll point out they probably thought the same about BLM and antifa, and instead all they did was p*ss off Americans.
More importantly, they can’t do it — even if they think they can — because coming in here will stop the money engine of the world. They’ve already severely hampered it with covidiocy, which in turn is hurting China, because CHINA’s world class brains are so steeped in communism they didn’t realize destroying the economy of their main consumer would hurt them. (Shakes head.)
Since most of the money for continued internal subversion, including probably paying for the soft coup in 20, came from China, it will get tighter and tighter as things spiral. If they succeed at all in destroying part of the US (we’re too big to be all of it) things will get massively worse for them, even as we hurt.
Now, do I think it’s all roses going forward?
Are you kidding?
Look, minds that come up with a plan like worldwide lockdowns have no understanding of reality. This doesn’t mean they’re not terrifyingly destructive.
And they drink their own ink, so they run on scripts that would make an extremely cheesy revolution movie, however, they also run on their understanding of past history. They would love to run the WWI script to totally suppress internal dissension, or the WWII script to totally reinvent our structure. That is what they’ve been trying to do. And while things won’t turn out the way they think they will, they can still do a heckofalot of damage. Big time damage.
Damage that will be extremely hard to recover from, particularly because as BGE reminded us yesterday, the rest of the world is in worse shape than we are and is largely in the process of a demographic die-off.
So, the first way to prepare is …. to prepare. Food, water hardening of your position in case of shelter in place, and a graduated plan of places to run to if you have to run.
I don’t need to go over that. A lot of you have better preparation than I do. And a lot of us moved in the last two years to a more defensible/secure position.
Whatever the heck is coming down the pipe, won’t be bad every place. As a general rule of thumb, if your area was bad with BLM consider relocating, because it means you’re in an area that tolerates this kind of shenanigans and where the authorities are already corrupted.
Some places will see no disruption, or very little.
But the disruption as they try to break our back is going to do other things. It’s going to make the economy insane, and jobs impossible to get.
First, remember that there are always jobs, and always people looking. In Lebanon, in the middle of the civil war, there were people working, and people shopping.
Second remember most of the economy goes to connections and who you know, because when things are unstable, you can’t afford to pull a wolf’s head into your business.
So… preparing: Widen your skill set as much as possible. For instance, if you’re a programmer learn more languages and start looking a bit into hardware (I know most of you guys do that, anyway.)
And widen your network. Acquire a hobby, take a class, toddle down to your local pub and have a pint, talk to the other mommies when taking kids in or picking them up, and if you’re a church goer don’t be me, and rush in for the services, then out again. Consider volunteering to clean, or going to that pancake breakfast.
The wider your network, the more likely you’ll hear of a job when things start to contract and become less trusting.
Oh, and develop multiple streams of income (working on that) in case one of them gets taken down or blocked by TPTB. This requires assessment of “What can I do” and perhaps upgrading a hobby to a back burner job which you devote more time to than just for play, but not as much as your main job. Or develop two hobbies into streams of income, or whatever. Make sure that one of these can be done in cash, just in case.
The more sources of “making a living” you have, the less likely they’ll stop everything. And the more resources you’ll have to fight back.
Add to that if you’re mouthy but anonymous, go as known as you can. It’s counterintuitive, but they’re less likely to attack someone like me than either the really big — for them, say Tucker Carlson. They always prefer talking heads, because reading is hard — or the small anonymous people. Not saying they won’t come after me, but even they have to judge there would be a reaction they couldn’t control. The middle-well-known seems to be the safest place to be.
That’s about it, and you’ll be very busy, which also will give you less chance for coming up with doom scenarios. (Works for me.)
And now pardon me, I have a short overdue, a novel hanging fire, and a comics script to finish. Setting up for the secondary stream of income will come in by the by.
Stay frosty, stay busy, remember that you are a person capable of spoiling their plans.
Go to it.
Be not afraid.