Signs Of The Times
05/09/2022 11:01 AM
05/09/2022 11:01 AM
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Signs Of The Times –
by St. Funogas
SurvivalBlog Contributor May 5, 2022
Since we’re as close as we’ve been in the past 50 years to the possibility of not only WW III, but the nuclear war we’ve all feared since Hiroshima and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the time seems urgent for all Americans to get out of our normalcy bias and start prepping, and for current preppers to kick it up a notch or two. Or three.
This article has been edited many times and has been in and out of my “Do Not Submit” folder at least seven times. While many SurvivalBlog articles are preaching to the choir of us like-minded ones who already understand the prudence of prepping, some of my thoughts and comments over the past few years have been preaching to the duet in the little-used Sunday School room tucked away in the church basement between the furnace and the storage room. I can only hope it finds a wider audience in these most perilous of times in May, 2022 as we stand on the probable brink of WW III.
As I’ve studied and thought about tribalism over the years, I finally concluded that tribalism is biggest cause of Mankind’s woes in the world today and throughout history.
The effect of tribalism is that the more groups (“tribes”) we align ourselves with, the more we subconsciously conform our opinions to those groups in order to maintain our good standing within the tribe. In mankind’s early days, we’d gladly help toss virgins into volcanoes to appease the lava gods even if we thought it was pure bravo sierra. Going along with the tribe was far more important to our survival than verbalizing the truth that virgins can’t stop volcanoes from erupting. Throughout Mankind’s history, tribe has trumped truth.
Our brains have advanced very little since cavemen/Adam. We’re not any smarter, we just have more technology that has accumulated piece by piece building upon what previous generations had discovered. Today’s technological improvements all began with the ancients learning how to make and harness the power of fire, the same fire without which our society could never have progressed to this point and which all our current technologies are dependent upon whether directly or indirectly.
We’re basically Neanderthals with technology and Walmart. Unfortunately, our brains are still hard-wired for tribalism, subconsciously and falsely telling us we can only survive as part of a group. We get into trouble with that thinking when we believe our opponent’s tribe can do no good, our tribe can do no bad, and we refuse to listen to any negative comments about our tribes even when the evidence is overwhelming. This tribalism is what “leaders” take advantage of in order to manipulate us into doing things we otherwise wouldn’t normally do.
We the People, Divided – The US today is more divided than we’ve ever been thanks mostly 24/7 “news,” which far too few realize is a biased and censored propaganda machine. The Internet contributes to the division by allowing us to pick and choose even more tribes to associate with, and provides a platform for beating up on our opponents more than we’ve ever been able to do in history. This great polarization in our country today is a major cause of our so-called leaders’ ability to drive us, both liberals and conservatives, over the cliff like a bunch of stampeding bison, to our own detriment. As we stand at the brink of WW III, it’s imperative to clear our minds and be prepared for what lies ahead with our eyes wide open. Prepping has never been more important in our generation than it is today in May of 2022.
Ironically, this harmful tribalism will be the trigger that causes the need to revert back to the beneficial tribalism that will ensure our survival after TEOTWAWKI is upon us. For the first time in my life, I believe it can possibly happen in the not-so-distant future.
I’ve enjoyed reading history throughout my life, mostly military and political history, and the events of colonial America up to the industrial age when life was simpler, the nation more unified, and people lived a lifestyle very different from our own. I’ve also studied the events behind the things we “learn” in school, which as often as not leave out the important details. I’ve studied the workings of politicians who are only rarely ever interested in the welfare of those who elected them to office, and the lengths the wealthy and powerful will go to increase their wealth, power, and influence. But history is written by the victors, both military victors and societal-change victors, so the truth is generally hidden or manipulated to fit their agendas and for the most part, We the People basically just don’t care.
Some of the major world-changing events in my father’s lifetime happened overnight like the Great Depression, while others such as WW II began more slowly. With WW II, the masses were aware of current events with most Americans hoping and praying they’d remain news stories taking place in far-off lands and not something that would affect them at home. The Powers That Be (PTB) made sure they’d eventually hit us at home and the average family was caught totally unprepared. As with the Great Depression, they had no food, money, or tangibles stored up. Normalcy bias was their biggest enemy just as it is for us today.
Don’t let a good crisis go to waste — Most of us would agree that since the onset of the covid “opportunity” politicians have changed the world more in the past two years than in almost any other time period in our lifetimes, mostly to our personal detriment.
When covid first broke out and China started locking down the citizenry, I was certain it would spread much more quickly here since the PTB would never lock us down in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. How wrong I was. I stood in amazement at how quickly the masses were scared into submission, gladly giving up their “freedom” to controlling governments at all levels for the illusion of safety.
Wokeism, LGBTQXYZ, 1491, BLM riots, gender being a choice, horrendous things being taught to our children in the public schools, etc., are further evidence of the waterfall we’re headed towards.
Checking Our Premises
It’s safe to say we when things just don’t make sense to us, we only rarely check our premises. A premise says that if A is true, then B must also be true. We’re confused at those times when A doesn’t equal B.
Walking on water — When I say I can walk on water, nearly everybody scoffs. Their premise is that liquid cannot support a man’s weight. The fact is true but the premise is false since they’re only considering water as a liquid. When considering that water can also exist as a solid, it’s obvious we can walk on water when a pond freezes over. We call it ice but it’s still 100% water. Looking at the statement using a true premise, it now makes sense. Anytime we say “it just doesn’t make sense,” we need to check our premises until we find the premise under which it does make sense. If we do that with an open mind and in the words of Thomas Jefferson “unafraid to follow the truth wherever it leads,” we can generally discover the correct premise. Many times however, our tribalism doesn’t allow us to accept it.
Illegal aliens — We gripe continuously that politicians aren’t doing anything so solve the illegal immigrant problem. It just doesn’t make sense that they can’t fix it like they promised in their campaign speeches. When we look at it using the correct premise, that politicians don’t want to fix the “problem,” then the truth is readily apparent. Texas agriculture alone is a $30 billion per year industry, much of the labor done by illegals who are paid above board using fake green cards. If the problem is easily fixed by adding a magnetic strip to green cards, then it becomes obvious that politicians don’t want it fixed.
Leaving military supplies in Afghanistan — We can’t understand why the US government left billions of dollars in military supplies in Afghanistan when we left. We have the mightiest military that’s ever existed so it doesn’t make sense why, after 20 years of fighting a bunch of goat herders with BB guns, we were unable to pull off a victory in Afghanistan. Our incorrect premise is that politicians want to win those wars and want to bring equipment home. The correct premise? The PTB didn’t want to win those wars or bring any equipment home. The third-largest lobbyist group in Washington DC represents defense contractors who provide all the armaments and ammunition for those wars. They’re in business to make money, two trillion dollars off Afghanistan alone, so they need wars to drag on as long as possible and to leave equipment behind so they can sell new equipment for the next war. Another incorrect premise is that our politicians serve We the People, not special interests who donate billions of dollars to their campaigns and provide them with cushy sinecures after they leave Congress. Have you noticed that when one war ends we find a way to get into the next one as quickly as possible?
Are we checking our premises when things don’t make sense? Generally not.
Most worrisome of all right now isn’t the war in Ukraine but the sanctions imposed on Russia by western nations. Nearly every news story blames upcoming inflation and shortages on “the war in Ukraine,” when in fact, they’re brought on by sanctions, not war. The blowback from these sanctions will soon manifest itself even more once products already in supply chains are diminished. This blowback will soon affect all of mankind. Sanctions, not war, are to blame. The US attacked Afghanistan and Iraq for lesser reasons and yet, luckily for all of us, there were no sanctions from anyone.
Russia at least had good reasons for attacking Ukraine and yet they’ve been hit with the worst sanctions in history. Whether anyone agrees about the reasons for the Afghanistan/Iraq/Ukraine wars isn’t what’s relevant. What’s relevant is that wars don’t cause sanctions, governments impose sanctions. Relatively few of us peons have stopped to think about how far-reaching those will turn out to be, or the possibility there may be other reasons for the sanctions.
The covid scamdemic — Most commenters on SurvivalBlog agree that covid was a “scamdemic.” The response by governments all over the world was inappropriate and most of it just didn’t make sense to a lot of us. After checking our premises we quickly realized it was just another big opportunity for politicians to never let a good crisis go to waste. This time they wanted to see exactly how far we could be pushed and what freedom-quashing acts they could pull off. They were amazingly successful. The masses ignorantly lined up to have their children, who had almost zero chance of dying from covid, vaccinated with an experimental vaccine which nobody knows what the long-term effects will be. Since it makes absolutely no sense to do that, some believe this is further evidence of the agenda of the PTB who are trying to bring about the Big Reset.
The PTB’s ultimate goals — I’ve never dug too deeply into the details of the Soros/Gates/Bildeberger types of conspiracy theories, mostly because of the high probability they’re true based on what I know of history and the PTB. Regardless of what the masses believe, the fact remains that the rich and powerful PTB have always controlled things here on Planet Earth, much more so than our elected officials. Any concepts we have of Freedom, Liberty, and We the People are just illusions they need us to believe if they’re going to keep us sheep in line, unwittingly helping to carry out their agendas. Instead of facts to support our feelings about Freedom, Liberty, and We the People, our beliefs are based on emotions which are by definition irrational. We want to believe them because they feel so good, so we believe them. Who wouldn’t? As Orwell, Marx, and others have pointed out, if you want to control the masses a good place to start is by changing the definitions of words. Today we can’t even agree on what constitutes a male and a female because the definitions have been so corrupted by people with an agenda.
Ukraine corruption — When it comes to the Russia sanctions the only conclusion I can come to is that things, as always, are not as they appear and we’re all being played by the PTB who run the world. The one certainty is that the sanctions have nothing to do with world leaders feeling sorry for Ukraine, but rather, they’re not letting a good crisis go to waste or an opportunity to punish Russia. Only six months ago they were calling Ukraine’s government corrupt and evil, ranking in the bottom third of the corruption scale compiled by Transparency International due to things like genocide between 2014 and 2021. Now, premises based on the Gates/Soros/Bilderberger theories start making a lot more sense. The uber-wealthy are conspirators by nature and with their billions have far more influence over world events and pushing their agenda that doesn’t bode well for any of us. They also have the means and the patience to pull off that agenda and the Ukraine “crisis” is no exception.
If we believe that Soros/Gates and the Bilderberger crowd are intent on bringing about a New World Order, a Big Reset, or any other freedom-quashing agenda, why would the war in Ukraine be anything more than the most current crisis they’re taking advantage of in order to achieve their ends by appealing to our emotions?
Pearl Harbor – We’ve heard the war slogan “Remember Pearl Harbor!” all our lives. How many of us have asked ourselves why a tiny country like Japan came 4,000 miles across the Pacific to pick on a huge country like the United States who had a much superior military? What about that could possibly make sense? We see ourselves as the victims, 3,000 of our boys died there for no good reason. Why would Japan do that? Very few have checked our premises by digging into the details. The PTB excel at taking advantage of our ignorance of history.
Japan felt at that point, they had nothing to lose and possibly something to gain by striking a blow to the US’s Pacific Fleet. Prior to Pearl Harbor the US had imposed all kinds of sanctions on Japan. How did those sanctions turn out for We the People? How did we benefit? The US had frozen or outright stolen Japan’s financial assets in US banks just as they’ve done with Russia. The US sanctioned oil imports to Japan just as they’ve sanctioned oil exports from Russia. The US sanctioned iron and other metals going to Japan trying to stifle their war effort, just as they’ve sanctioned metals coming out of Russia, metals which are technologically important to the rest of the world including lithium and other rare metals which they’re the leading exporters of. What about that makes sense? Our servicemen were the victims at Pearl Harbor, victims of their own government’s bad choices which none of us benefitted from. Many researchers have arrived at the conclusion that Roosevelt and the Joint Chiefs knew it was coming after we broke Japan’s military codes, but did nothing to stop it in order to get We the People behind their efforts to get us into the war.
War cries and cannon fodder — Once our government convinced us that we were innocent victims, We the People rallied behind the PTB who wanted us to go to war. The purpose of war slogans are to touch our emotions and spur us to give our consent. Remember the Maine! Remember the Lusitania! Remember Pearl Harbor! They’re nearly always based on false flag operations and similar deceptions to deceive We the People. After Pearl Harbor, the US was finally able to overthrow and occupy Japan, the ultimate goal of the Spanish American War in 1898. The PTB always have the patience to carry out their goals even if it takes 42 years in the case of Japan. What did We the People gain from all that? More cannon fodder helping the PTB to achieve their goals. Funeral homes gained but not We the People. Our servicemen fought bravely as they always do, but only after We the People had been manipulated into sending them off to the trenches. This should be a loud wake-up call to those currently foaming at the mouth to go to go kick some Russian butt.
Sanctions never work — Sanctions never work and they won’t this time. Just like the Japan sanctions, the blowback will result in us being dragged into war, again, so we can sacrifice thousands of our boys, again, as the cannon fodder the PTB needs to carry out their goals, again, of a Big Reset and our further march toward a New World Order. When are we going to learn?
Shooting Ourselves in the Foot
When I look at the results of the sanctions against Russia they just don’t make any sense if their purpose is to end the war. So before swallowing the official storyline, I have to check my premises to try to figure out a more sensible explanation for what’s going on.
Does it make sense that Europe is on the brink of banning Russian natural gas when it accounts for 40% of what they use or are they just shooting themselves in the foot? The amount of oil other exporters can supply them with is minimal, much more expensive, and can only cause higher prices for We the People not just for oil, but for the thousands of other products which use petroleum derivatives. OPEC has started moving in a different direction as evidenced by the fact that the Saudis wouldn’t even accept Biden’s phone call to beg for more oil.
We the People, not our “leaders” who are forcing sanctions on Russia, will suffer the most via inflation at a time when inflation is already killing us. Increased oil prices will lessen the effects of the oil embargo: Russia doesn’t need to sell so many barrels per month, they only need to generate a certain income each month. When world prices go up, selling fewer barrels for a much higher price will still give them the income they need. The two largest countries in the world, Chain and India, are not boycotting Russian oil. Who’s really benefitting from these sanctions that can only drive gasoline and other prices up for We the People? What’s the true premise here? Who’s really driving these sanctions? Who benefits?
Environmental “Crisis” — We generally agree the climate change movement is another manufactured “crisis.” The Greenies who are forcing countries to stupidly shut down most of their nuclear reactors are almost certainly backed by the Soros gang to hasten their Big Reset plans to fruition. Why would shutting down reactors make any sense to politicians who are already so heavily dependent on foreign oil, or to Greenies when nuclear provides the most carbon-free electricity possible? What’s the true premise here that would make sense to us? Are Greenies acting as useful idiots for the PTB or is climate change really an issue we need to worry about?
Effects of diminished fertilizer supplies — Russia is also the leading producer of potash in the world, an essential ingredient for fertilizer production and we again have to ask ourselves, who is benefitting from the boycott on essential fertilizer ingredients? The three most important crops grown in the US and many other countries as well, wheat, corn and soybeans, are all dependent on fertilizer to produce necessary harvests. How does it make any sense that the US and the West would put fertilizer export sanctions on Russia when it’s going to seriously diminish harvests everywhere on the planet? The sanctions have already caused fertilizer to go from $220 a ton to $1,700/ton. Who’s going to absorb that price increase? We’ll be paying much higher prices for everything since the majority of our food products come from those grains including all of our beef, chicken, milk and eggs which are fed almost entirely on corn and soybean-based feeds. What makes sense about banning Russian wheat when they’re the largest wheat exporter in the world? What’s the true premise and how can We the People possibly benefit? Government number crunchers are all too aware of the consequences so it seems obvious that something bigger is at play here. Do the wealthy PTB who can pay any price for anything care about the inflation the rest of us peons are having difficulty dealing with?
Britain’s fish and chip shops, just now recovering from the covid lockdowns, are predicting that a third of them will be out of business by the end of the year due to inflated vegetable oil prices as well as shortages and rationing of the same. Much of that oil comes from Russia in the form of sunflower oil. What are fish and chip shops, their customers, and fishermen gaining from the sanctions?
Most of us probably saw the recent news stories where the CIA, for once, came right out and said the Ukraine news they feed to the mainstream media is propaganda, designed to “get inside Putin’s head” and to gain American’s support for getting into the war. A recent survey shows 35% of Americans think we should be involved already. What could that 35% possibly be thinking We the People have to gain? We’re as close to WW III as we’ve ever been yet 35% want to push us and the rest of the world over the edge into the waiting arms of world catastrophe. We talk about the Soros/Gates/etc. group wanting to decrease the surplus population and yet we can’t put two and two together on Ukraine. Is it really going to be worth a decreased standard of living for We the People just for the satisfaction of grinding Russia’s face into the dirt?
Zelesnskyy’s propaganda campaign — Ukraine’s Zelenskyy has spouted so many lies and propaganda to the news outlets they’re obvious to anyone with critical thinking skills. Some of his false accusations use knee-jerk words like “genocide.” Time and time again he’s telling us what Russia is going to do, mostly likely to prime us for the nest false flag attack he’s getting ready to pull off so when they happen everyone will believe it was the Russians.
I can understand why he’s using propaganda: if your country was being overrun by your neighbor who had superior military capabilities, what wouldn’t you personally say to try to get the rest of the world to help you? The photos of dead civilians laying in the streets was almost certainly a false flag event, again to get the sympathy of the world so they’d come to the rescue. Would you kill 100 of your own people to get the world’s attention and help? It’s the old Ethics 101 “trolley car problem,” should you kill one to save the ten?
But understanding that he’s spouting propaganda in desperation doesn’t change the fact that it’s still lies for the sole purpose of manipulating us and the rest of the world, and part of what’s influencing the 35% of Americans who are ready to rush off to war. We’re fed a lot of propaganda about the war, not just from Zelenskyy but our own CIA who admits to being part of the equation and by default, the US media outlets. Is it all “good” propaganda or could some of it possibly be working against We the People in order to further some agenda we’re not even considering in our premises? What can We the People possibly gain from it?
Six months ago Zelenskyy was a thug despised by the rest of the world (except Hunter Biden) and now he’s a hero everyone empathizes with. It doesn’t make sense or change the fact that he’s still a propagandizing anti-freedom thug.
Elon Musk and Twitter Censorship — When Elon Musk was first trying to buy Twitter to show the world how far we’ve fallen from the concept of free speech, CNBC derided him for trying to do such a thing saying, [in effect] “It not his job to tell people what to think, that’s our job!” Propaganda is as rampant as ever and though we fail to admit it, our tribalism makes us just as susceptible as the next guy.
Due to successful propaganda at the outset of the Ukraine war, We the People jumped on board and we’re now headed ever closer to the waterfall more quickly than anyone could have predicted six months ago. Why do we decry propaganda and censorship on all the major outlets in the US, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, who have an obvious agenda, but then fail to recognize it when the war in Ukraine is also a huge pile of steaming propaganda to further a hidden agenda and work against the best interests of We the People? Read up on Operation Mockingbird to get a better idea of the CIA’s secret campaign to influence the media.
Soros & Co. Agenda — Many believe the Soros/Gates/Bildeberger/Council on Foreign Relations /Fabian Society/ Trilateral Commission/Jekyll Island plans and events are true, yet we don’t even consider that the war in Ukraine is almost certainly one more crisis, one more sham the PTB are taking advantage of to bring about their Great Reset. We sit in front of our televisions as spectators, cheering the war on while never questioning what needs to be questioned. None of it makes sense so again, I’m checking my premises.
"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
Re: Signs Of The Times
05/09/2022 11:05 AM
05/09/2022 11:05 AM
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False Flag Events
Do an honest study of American false flag events beginning with the Lusitania, the Maine, Operation Dirty Trick, and blowing up one of our own warships in Guantanamo Bay to discredit Cuba in order to manipulate the public into backing a war against them. Most importantly read the 15-page Operation Northwoods document. The Lusitania and Maine operations had the primary purpose of benefitting larger corporations and wealthy individuals in the case of the Maine, to steal land from others for the purpose of empire expansion. I’ll give the Joint Chiefs the benefit of the doubt on their proposed Cuban false flags and say that they may have honestly felt they were necessary even though hindsight shows they weren’t. But it doesn’t change the facts: US false flag attacks are part of standard government procedure. They use our emotions against us to dupe us into changing our resistance into acceptance of going along with their plans which never actually benefit We the People.
Cui bono? Who benefits? – When trying to narrow down a list of suspects, detectives ask, “Cui bono? Who benefits?” Who did the sinking of the Lusitania benefit? JP Morgan and other large banks who held millions of dollars in British bonds which would become worthless if Britain lost WW I. JP Morgan and other banks made billions of dollars from war profiteering once the US did enter the war. We the People benefited nothing and our boys again became cannon fodder for the wealthy. Who did the Maine benefit? Those in government and various billionaires who wanted all of Spain’s possessions and territories including Puerto Rico, Guam, and most importantly the Philippines. Guam was necessary to island hop our way across the Pacific to overthrow the Japanese Empire when the time came. The Philippines (who had “The United States of America” on their coins until 1945) provided a large enough landmass to construct large military bases within striking distance of Japan. We the People gained nothing from the Spanish American War but again, our boys gave their lives for the wealthy who wanted to expand the American Empire across the Pacific for their own personal greed and benefit, not ours. We overthrew the peaceful kingdom of Hawaii a few years before the Spanish American War for the same purpose of island hopping our way to Japan and using our Hawaiian military bases to move the American fleet 2,500 miles closer to Asia.
The Operation Northwoods document was surprisingly released in un-redacted form in 1991 with some of the JFK assassination documents. This document presents a clear view of what lengths the US government will go to deceive the American people. It’s instructive on some of the methods they use to accomplish it and some of them are downright brilliant. Every American should read it. I’ve never come to a final conclusion on the events of 9/11 because both sides present have good arguments, but many of the Northwoods plans are eerily similar to what happened 9/11. They’re a real eye-opener and explain why we should never accept “evidence” at face value. The idea that the Pentagon on 9/11 was hit by a cruise missile disguised as an airliner begins to be much more credible when you read Operation Northwoods where similar deceptions are described, including orchestrating violent “terrorist” attacks in some of America’s major cities, shooting down airplanes, and manufacturing false evidence. Had the US decided to blow up one of our own warships in Guantanamo Harbor as Operation Northwoods suggested, 99.9% of Americans would have been shocked at the news and screaming to go to war. And yet, it would have been 100% deception by our own “leaders.” Luckily for us they were never carried out. But it doesn’t change the facts: our government has no qualms about lying to us to manipulate public opinion.
SIOP-62 and the Cuban Missile Crisis — Would We the People have benefited from Operation Northwoods? Why was our government planning on deceiving We the People so we’d get behind them even though the government knew it meant the possibility of nuclear war? The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in October of 1962 and earlier that year in response to the 1961 Berlin Crisis, a US plan known as SIOP-62 attempted to predict the results of a nuclear war in the event the tensions in East Germany got out of hand. SIOP-62 wasn’t a plan to take action, merely hypothetical ponderings, but the number of worldwide deaths resulting from a nuclear war were considered to be fairly accurate: 335 million in the USSR and China within the first 72 hours. We can safely assume tens of millions of Americans would also die from retaliatory strikes and nuclear fallout. Interestingly as a side note to preppers, SIOP-62 also estimated that of the resulting 37% of casualties, most would eventually die due to the breakdown of society.
The bottom line is, the predicted results of nuclear war in SIOP-62 were very real and foremost in the minds of the Joint Chiefs and higher ups in government, yet they willingly moved us ever closer to the Cuban Missile Crisis even with the prospect of nuclear war.
US Instigated the Cuban Missile Crisis — How many American’s know the US instigated the Cuban Missile Crisis by putting nuclear missiles on Russia’s border in Turkey? Russia responded to the threat by telling the US if they didn’t remove their missiles they’d retaliate by putting missiles in Cuba. We were the aggressors, not Russia. There never would have been a Cuban Missile Crisis in the first place had we played fair and agreed to Russia’s legitimate request to remove our missiles from their border. Instead of quietly backing down and removing our missiles, our “leaders” chose to risk nuclear war with Russia instead, a war they knew would kill hundreds of millions of people across the globe, including Americans. The propaganda and lack of transparency by our own government quickly led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Had any of the potential false flag events been put into action, the American population, blindly unaware of what was happening behind the scenes, would have been chomping at the bit to go to war.
Who benefits from these Cuban Missile type crises and in 2022, NATO’s breaking the Minsk agreements? You and I? The military industrial complex (MIC)? The PTB? (For those unaware, the MIC doesn’t refer to the military or our servicemen, only those corporations who operate the industries who supply the military. Those who General/President Eisenhower warned had “undue influence” over Congress.)
Our dedicated servicemen — If you can read the history of American soldiers on Tarawa without having to hold back the tears, or watch the D-Day depiction in Saving Private Ryan without getting choked up, let me know. If you can read the WW II submarine adventures in Thunder Below, and its German equivalent Iron Coffins, without getting goosebumps and admiring their ingenuity and tactical skills, let me know. If there’s a person among us who wouldn’t enjoy the camaraderie and sense of brotherhood that vets of all nations feel towards their comrades in arms, let us all know.
People wonder how I can enjoy reading as many military history books as I have and admiring the dedication of servicemen as I do, and yet be so adamantly anti-war. I’m that way because unlike most, I’ve read both sides of the story. I can admire servicemen and vets but when I read of the political maneuvering, the manipulations of billionaires and lobbyists, and all the downright lies and dishonest immoral things they do to carry out their plans by using unsuspecting servicemen as pawns, it pi$$es me off to no end. Servicemen would gladly lay down their lives for their country without even being aware of the real reasons why their government bows down to the PTB who only care about using servicemen as cannon fodder. To quote Secretary of State Kissinger, “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
Reading the true behind-the-scenes political history, not the versions the victors write after the treaties are signed, makes me irate. Reading the documents they hide from us under the excuse of “national security” when they’re finally released 50 years later, will convince anyone who dares to go wherever the truth leads, that Kissinger’s assessment of servicemen and We the People is to be taken seriously. And yet we ignore it all to our own detriment. Someone please explain to me why the government is still refusing to release 50,000 documents related to the JFK assassination, still hiding behind “national security” even though the events transpired 60 years ago.
WW III and Nuclear War
So what does all of this have to do with anything?
WHY those false flags events happened or were planned but not carried out, is not as important as realizing that they DO happen, all too frequently, so why would anything this time around with Ukraine be any different? Are the sanctions really about getting Russia to back down or something else? Is it worth risking WW III over a country under attack which 93% of We the People can’t even locate on a map? Is it worth WW III when the thought of nuclear weapons being used is a real possibility?
Based on how we’ve gotten into all other wars in our history it’s a 90+% probability that if we get into WW III it will be over a false flag event used to manipulate We the People to rally behind their plans to march us all off to war. What we learn from the Cuban Missile Crisis is that even knowing that a nuclear war would kill hundreds of millions of people, our government still stubbornly refused to remove our missiles from Turkey and took us all within a hair’s breadth of nuclear Armageddon.
I believe the possibility of the US government getting us into WW III is fairly certain at this stage of the game. Forty countries now shipping arms to Ukraine won’t be tolerated by Putin for too long. We’re about to find out if the suppositions in The Fourth Turning are just confirmation bias or if the patterns identified are truly meaningful.
The most important question of all — Everything I’ve mentioned so far leads me up to the biggest question of all about the Ukraine/Russia war: if the West gets too involved and Putin gets his back up against the wall, is it possible he could push the Big Red Button? If WW III erupts and moves onto Russian soil, and eventually appears almost certain they’re about to get their butts kicked and their country annihilated, does anyone doubt Putin would push the Red Button? Russians are just as proud as Americans and both of us would do whatever it takes to ensure our continuance.
Vasili Arkhipov prevented TEOTWAWKI — During the Cuban Missile Crisis one single man, a Russian submariner named Vasili Arkhipov, prevented the use of nuclear torpedoes against an American warship which likely would have touched off a nuclear war between our two countries, a position our own government willingly put us into by refusing Russia’s request to remove our missiles from their border. Three officers on board that Russian sub were required to authorize the use of nukes and Vasili stood alone in refusing to consent. Most historians refer to this event as the most dangerous moment in human history. If Putin gets his back up against the wall, will there be another Vasili Arkhipov in the room to prevent the next Shot Heard Round the World? How close are we to the next most dangerous moment in human history? Putin has already warned on multiple occasions that if the West interferes there will be “consequences greater than any you’ve faced in history,” and yet we just keep at it, begging for him to sh*t or get off the pot. Too many Americans are stuck in normalcy bias and willing to risk everything we hold dear for a war that will benefit us nothing, acting as if this were just a Sunday afternoon football game on the telly.
Putin was the head of the KGB for many years so he’s not a dumb cluck. His highest interest is in protecting his country against all enemies foreign and domestic at any cost, including protecting his borders from NATO atomic weapons. He knows the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis and just how far the US government is willing to go even at the risk of nuclear war as they did in 1962.
Even though Uncle Sam the US is aware of the most dangerous moment in history, they plod ahead unconcerned about the next most dangerous moment in history.
Absolute loyalty — Most don’t believe that Putin would get to the point of actually considering pushing the button. Americans say none of his advisers would allow it. Are his most loyal advisors any different than our president’s advisors in the US? Had Kennedy, Regan, Trump decided to push The Button, I think too many Americans would have gotten behind him. America doesn’t hold the patent on loyalty, Russia has just as many of those types of fanatical loyalists as the US has. There are men like Navy Seals, CIA and Secret Service agents among others, who are 110% loyal to their government and would do anything that’s asked of them, no matter the consequences. They’re not only loyal but trained to follow orders without question and to keep their mouths shut afterwards. A friend of mine in Navy Intelligence keeps his mouth shut so well he won’t even spill the beans on what brand of French fries they serve on the USS Nimitz.
Anyone who’s honestly studied both sides of the JFK assassination can only come to the conclusion there was a conspiracy to remove him from office. A coup of that magnitude could never have happened without the support and participation of many top-level government officials and lower level-loyalists to do the dirty work. Not only did they loyally carry out what was asked of them, they’ve never talked. Doesn’t Putin have those kinds of men surrounding him as well? Again, if Putin gets his back up against the wall, IMO there’s a high probability he’d carry out his threat to show the world “consequences greater than any you’ve faced in history.” And yet we’re far too interested in having him prove his words.
Military enlistments dropping fast — US Military enlistments are dropping off to the point where some branches offering up to $50,000 signing bonuses. In order to attract even liberal recruits, some military recruitment ads show young enlistees talking about their two mommies back home, causing Pershing and Patton to roll over in their graves wondering how the US can possibly fight WW III with the ranks partially filled with “service persons” who need “safe places” and can choose their gender.
American women forced to register for the draft – If we end up in WW III, this time our daughters and granddaughters will be drafted as well. Only in the past few decades have women been allowed to serve in the roles previously served by only male military personnel. The last bastion was nuclear submarines, where women are now allowed as crew members. They’re now equal in every respect in the military and there’s no reason why the rest of the women in the country won’t be required to register for the draft as men are. Do we really want our daughters and granddaughters marching off to war? What effect will fewer babies being born due to potential mothers off to war, and some of them being outright killed, have on advancing more of the Soros agenda to decrease the surplus population?
In favor of requiring women to register for the draft, the Senate Armed Service Committee voted 23-2, the Senate 85-15, and the house 181-135. That clause of the legislation was dropped at the last minute, which doesn’t make sense with those kinds of majorities. I’m checking my premises and so far the only thing I can come up with that does make sense is that it was dropped at the last minute due to “undue influence” from the MIC who knew there’d be intense backlash from the American public, diminishing the MIC’s wartime profits, if their daughters and granddaughters were being forcibly shipped off to war. The huge protests of the Sixties were more about the draft itself, not about the Vietnam War as many believe. How large will the protests be this time around when both sexes are required to sign up and ship out? With the majority of both houses of Congress having voted for requiring women to register for the draft, and the Supreme Court refusing to weigh in, it’s a very high probability that women will be drafted in the next world war.
Nuclear war and normalcy bias – We’re aware how close we were to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis but today our normalcy bias prevents We the People from even considering that we’re again at the brink. Recently I had a family member screaming at me for even bringing up a subject so patently ridiculous, until two days later when the alternate news outlets were reporting the Joint Chiefs were meeting to discuss that exact possibility. Normalcy bias is a killer.
My concerns with the West pushing so hard about what we should be doing in Ukraine, about NATO’s broken treaties and promises not to keep expanding toward Russia’s border, the US’s involvement being more than what’s being disclosed, the admitted propaganda by the CIA, the US’s long history of its own false flag events (even manufacturing false evidence to incriminate the other guys), leads me to believe there’s a strong possibility that we’re being prepared for the worst and we’ll be in WW III before long.
Vying For World Power
The US’s hegemony in the world has been declining for some time now. It’s being spurred along by many things including abandonment by some countries of the Petro Dollar system which allows the Fed to print money at will. Some economists are fond of saying the US’s biggest export is dollars. Were it not necessary for all other countries needing dollars to buy oil and settle international trade payments between countries, there’d be no need for foreign governments to have the huge dollar reserves as they have. The chaos and inflation that would ensue if many of those dollars headed home would be historical. Many countries are diversifying into Euros and out of dollars as part of their foreign currency reserves, decreasing the role of US dollars in the world. The war in Iraq was over Saddam Hussein selling oil in Euros, not terrorists. It sent a loud message to the rest of the OPEC cartel.
Another problem for the US is the fact that China, the largest country on earth, is allied with Russia, and that India, whose population will surpass China’s in the next few years, is in the process of importing more goods and services from Russia including weapons and military supplies, and fewer from the US. India has not backed the sanctions against Russia and is getting discounted oil from them as well.
If we can’t have it, neither can anyone else! — After the USSR ceased to exist in December 1991, there remained a single world power: the US. China has rapidly gained ground in military technology and has surpassed us in the development hypersonic weapons which are nearly impossible to track using radar and satellites due their immense speed and ability to cut their engines partway through their flight, leaving no heat trail for tracking satellites to hone in on. We’ve been losing ground in world domination over the past decade or so and we’re now at the point of seeing who will take our place as king of the hill. It doesn’t bode well that Russia and China are now allies. I can’t imagine the US sitting back and peacefully handing the reins of power over to anyone else. IMO the American Empire would never allow itself to fall, and though the chance might be small, we’d be the ones most likely to push the Red Button with the attitude of, “Well, if we can’t have it, neither can anyone else.” Are the Russian sanctions really about helping Ukraine or more about knocking Russia out of the world-domination battle? How does US world domination benefit We the People?
Made in China — China can’t overtly start troubles for the US without facing repercussions. Right now they ship an incredible amount of products to American consumers and there’d be serious backlash from the US if they cut us off in one fell swoop. But what if they could disrupt supply chains and look innocent while accomplishing the same objective?
If you‘ve been following China’s recent covid activities, they’ve locked down Shanghai, the largest city in China with 27 million people, over the Omicron strain of covid which is the least innocuous with a very low death rate and few symptoms. It makes no sense they’d lock down Shanghai, knowing from their own and the rest of the world’s experience that lockdowns don’t work. When things just don’t make sense, check your premises. Shanghai is not only China’s main shipping port but it’s the largest port in the world. Many of the 40+ million containers they ship out every year are headed for the US. What kinds of supply-chain issues will that lockdown have on the US in the near future if dockworkers and factory employees are unable to go to work? What kind of backlogs will there be in Long Beach this time around? How bare will Walmart’s shelves get this time around? Is China really locking down their largest city over covid concerns? Or is it a deception to cause issues in the US which can’t be blamed directly on the Chinese government? Time will tell. They could just as well open Shanghai back up tomorrow.
Africa and Beanie Babies — We’re told that China would never cut off our consumer goods because they depend as much on the income as we depend on their products. What most don’t know is that China has been the only country doing much in Africa, both developing mineral and other resources as well as lifting the people up so they can enjoy a higher standard of living. China’s not doing it because they’re nice guys, but to develop new markets for their products to reduce their dependency on American markets. This will only speed up China’s ascendency to become the next world power as Americans riot in the streets wondering why they can no longer get big screen TV’s and Beanie Babies at Walmart.
How will the shortage of products due to the Shanghai port shutdown add to the runaway inflation cause by Federal Reserve policies on top of the inflation headed our way because of the Russia sanctions? The triple whammy will hurt us all financially and what are we gaining in return?
The Right of Self-Determination
Should people have the right of self-determination? — Personally, I believe the right of self-determination, the single-most important part of freedom, belongs to every citizen of the world. We don’t argue about the US breaking away from Great Britain, Texas leaving Mexico, Czechoslovakia dividing into two separate countries along language and cultural borders, or the reunification of Germany. Most will agree that all these people had a right to self-determination and that it was not the business of the rest of the world to have a say in how borders were rearranged.
Many of us are strong supporters of the Greater Idaho project whose purpose is to give conservative counties in adjoining states like Oregon the right of self-determination through annexation by Idaho. But to put things into perspective, the Greater Idaho project looks like a bunch of whiney first graders arguing over who gets to sharpen their pencils first compared to the Donbas independence movement in Ukraine. For the most part, all of Oregon shares the same language, religion (more or less), foods, ancestry, etc. The discontentment only boils down to conservative vs liberal perspectives on personal rights and in what direction society should move.
Putin’s reasons for actions against Ukraine — I’m willing to bet less than 5% of Americans read Putin’s February 24th speech where he outlined the reasons for attacking Ukraine. I doubt they’ve done anything to study the history and events of the area or tried to understand the point of view of the people in the Donbas region and why both provinces declared their independence from Ukraine. The two main reasons Putin gave in his speech before attacking Ukraine was that the pro-Russian breakaway provinces were asking for Russia’s help, and that NATO had broken the Minsk agreements too many times for the purpose of putting more missiles right on his borders by potentially having Ukraine as one more NATO partner. He also called us an empire of lies, which I can’t disagree with after everything I’ve already discussed here: all the lies and deceptions they’ve pulled on We the People, all the treaties they’ve broken across the world, and all the freely-elected regimes overthrown in order to benefit American corporations while fooling the American people into believing they were for other reasons.
After the dissolution of the USSR, the citizens of Ukraine voted in 1991 to declare their country the independent nation of Ukraine. The citizens of Donbas voted 84% in favor of joining Ukraine, the tyranny of the Soviet Union no doubt still ringing loudly in their ears.
Ukraine red/blue map — In 2004 their own “Greater Idaho Project” was known as the South-East Ukrainian Autonomous Republic which included Donbas. What did these Ukrainian areas have in common? The image below shows a “red/blue” map of Ukraine’s 2010 elections, the blue areas showing where the South-East Ukrainian Autonomous Republic movement was most prominent. The entire blue area borders on Russia. Everything east of the yellow line is Donbas and includes the darkest blue areas, the most Russia-leaning of all the provinces due to language, heritage, and religion. The lowermost dark blue area outlined in red is Crimea, who was facing the same problems with the Kiev government as Donbas. In 2014 Crimea held a referendum and declared their independence from Ukraine and their reunification with the Russian Federation after a 97% yes vote with voter turnout of 89%. For those saying the election was rigged, in the 2001 Ukraine Census 58% of people indicated they were ethnic Russian, 77% spoke Russian at home, and two thirds of the religious people were Russian orthodox. It’s hard to rig an election with a 97% majority, especially when taking the census numbers into account. All Donbas is trying to do is follow Crimea’s example and exert the right of self-determination by separating from Ukraine.
Kiev’s genocide program — When the 2014 hostilities started between Kiev the provinces vying for independence, it wasn’t long before Kiev started a program of genocide. Today in the Ukraine war, Zelenskyy has made false accusations of genocide in his media broadcasts but who were the real culprits of genocide in the period between 2014 and 2021? As of February 2022 when the current war began 150+ mass graves of civilians had been identified in Donbas, all victims of Kiev’s repercussions due to their secessionist desires.
Should We the People really be backing Zelenskyy? — Do we really want to get behind a man like Zelenskyy who puts on a good show but himself is guilty of genocide, unwilling to let people exercise the right of self-determination after voting overwhelmingly by 90% to cut ties with Ukraine and united themselves with Russia? Do we believe in the right of self-determination, freedom fighting, and revolutions against tyrannical governments such as we had in 1776, or do we just give it lip service? Does Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death apply only to the Colonists? Both the Colonists and the people of the Donbas region have shown they’re more than willing to die for their chance to be governed by a more friendly government who’ll support their ethnicity, religion, and language. Why should we stand in their way and join with Zelenskyy and back military action against the people of Donbas who only want to live a life free from unjust government overlords? We all want that for ourselves and express disgust with what comes out of Washington and our liberal cities, so why aren’t we empathizing with the people of Donbas who want the same right of self-determination? Zelenskyy admitted early on in the war that it could have been prevented had he just recognized the two Donbas provinces as independent republics and accepted their secession the month before.
Today, we and 40 other countries are arming Zelenskyy to the teeth, a man we called evil and corrupt just six months ago. The last time we armed people to fight against an American enemy was when we trained Osama bib Laden to use terrorist tactics against the Russians in Afghanistan. I don’t need to explain to anyone how that turned out for We the People. What kind of blowback can we expect from that in the future? How is arming Zelenskyy benefitting We the People? How did training and arming Osama bin Laden benefit We the People if he really was the mastermind behind 9/11?
Time to Step it Up
For all these reasons, I think it’s urgent for me personally to step it up on the preparation front. While TEOTWAWKI has always been a statistically low probability since the Cuban Missile Crisis, for me that probability has grown exponentially since covid and even more exponentially since the Russian sanctions were imposed. And while a TEOTWAWKI chance may be remote, WW III is very likely in our very near future, cheered on by another false flag event, and another slogan to remember something, followed by an exclamation point.
Preaching to the duet — As mentioned already, I realize I’m preaching to the duet in the Sunday school room in the basement of the church but for the choir upstairs, please take these words to heart and see if some of your current opinions should be tweaked and whether or not you should step up your prepping, if for no other reason than for the shortages and inflation heading our way. Let’s not allow normalcy bias and tribalism prevent us from seeing what needs to be seen, learning what needs to be learned, and doing what needs to be done.
The Fourth Turning? — Things could get very real for all of us in the blink of an eye if we keep supporting our leaders’ insane desires to get us into the Ukraine war, leading us into WW III. If The Fourth Turning is correct, we’re overdue for the next world war. Let’s not base our support for military action in a far-off country, which has no benefit for We the People, on the false premises we are using to judge the “news” stories the major networks are presenting. Wars are also a good way to distract We the People from serious issues at home like inflation by getting us to rally behind an unpopular president as he leads us toward our destruction in WW III.
This war is different — Don’t let normalcy bias lead you to believe that such a war will be like the others in our lifetime: fought by an all-volunteer military, with no repercussions for those of us at home, and making no difference if we won or lost. This time will be different. The consequences will be worse than we’re anticipating and will affect each and every one of us. Be prepared for it.
I’m sure the Snippets column will be full of comments nitpicking at various insignificant details presented here: percentages wrong, some details not being presented accurately enough, disagreements on various interpretations, some T’s left uncrossed and a few dangling participles, but the larger message remains the same:
The US has a well-documented history of using false flag events to get us into war.
Too many of those wars made no sense and provided no benefit for We the People but rather, helped further the agendas of the PTB.
Our government has no qualms about deceiving us.
Military contractors have undue influence in Washington, get rich off war, and want them to stretch on for as many years as possible.
We the People have absolutely nothing to gain by getting further involved in Ukraine.
If we get involved militarily in Ukraine, there’s a very high probability it will lead to WW III.
If we get involved in WW III and have boots on the ground in Russia, the war has a probability of turning nuclear.
If WW III is in our future, our daughters and granddaughters will almost certainly be draftedEven though TEOTWAWKI is a less-likely outcome, the current Russia sanctions will cause shortages and more inflation as soon as the pipelines and supply chains empty of their current products.
If we end up in war, shortages and inflation are going to get much, much worse than they already are.
It’s a good time to step up our preps if we want to get through all the events which are shortly headed our way.
Please take a moment to ask yourself if all of these are worth backing our “leaders” as they drag us into a war that has no benefit whatsoever for We the People and threatens everything we hold dear.
"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861