I understand the frustration. So many out there feel that nothing is being done to restore the Republic. I get it, and I feel it myself, at times. You want something to be done, you want things to be the way that they were. The sad truth is that those days are gone. Life will never again be the way that it was. What we are watching here is the death of the country that we grew up with. Because we are living it, it seems to be happening in slow motion. From a historical perspective, it probably won’t be viewed that way.
Look at the American revolution as an example. We think of the American revolution as happening quickly, but that wasn’t the case at all. The Stamp Act was passed in 1765, while the Boston massacre didn’t occur until 1770. The Boston Tea Party was not until 1773. The battle of Lexington and Concord didn’t happen until 1775, a decade after the Stamp Act. The colonists didn’t defeat Cornwallis until 1781. Rhode Island, the last of the colonies to ratify the Constitution, didn’t do so until 1790, 25 years after the Stamp Act. These things seem slow while you are living through them, not so much when viewed centuries later.
That which cannot continue forever, won’t. That includes this nation. Nearly every nation on the planet has seen its government fall and be replaced since this country came into existence. There is no reason to view our own nation any differently. There is nothing that we can do about it: collectively, or individually, we are doomed to watch as the nation we love falls into the dustbin of history. I will leave it to future historians to decide exactly when the fall of this nation began. They will have a much better perspective than those of us who are living it.
It’s mathematically and historically certain at this point- our government and the nation it is nominally in charge of are about to fail. There is nothing that can prevent that. Do you think the American citizens will sit idly by while Conservative militias tell them that their social security and welfare are a thing of the past? How large will the riots be when the free money machine stops flowing?
As I said previously, those who step forward and try to change things are not going to succeed. There are only two outcomes in that endeavor: we fail and wind up dead or in prison, which is exactly what happened to the J6 protesters, or we succeed in removing the communists who are trying to overthrow the government and- do what?
- We would still be living under a government with $30 something trillion in debts and another couple hundred trillion in as yet unfunded liabilities. Those over 45 or so are going to demand their Social Security, which we cannot afford to pay. Any one who thinks otherwise is foolishly deluded. The entire world is on the verge of an economic collapse caused by profligate spending and loose fiscal policy.
- The bloated bureaucracy that is the Federal government. What to do with it? What are all of those workers going to be doing while you are telling them that they are fired? Sure, the government may have fallen by that point, but you still have a large number of now unemployed Feds who will be fighting for power. It will make the Somali warlord faction fight small by comparison.
- With all of that going on, the Chinese and Russians are not going to stand idly by and do nothing. Likewise, neither are the Mexican cartels. As soon as the US government is weak, expect those who are strong to take action. So any new government will have to deal with that while also trying to get the domestic house in order.
I can see what is coming, and it looks grim. The thing that scares me, what keeps me up at night, is the fear that my vision of the poverty, violence, and unrest that will come when the system fails isn’t close to what the reality will be.
The time for saving our nation has passed. In the words of John Cleese:
“This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies! It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot!”
We need to understand that our government is using fiscal nails to keep the US government on its perch. When that perch fails is anyone’s guess, but the signs are there that it is coming. All that is keeping our nation on that perch is pure momentum and lots of soon to be worthless dollars.
You aren’t going to fix those problems with a charge up Bunker Hill, Capitol Hill, or any other hill. To try and do so would be an exercise in futility and a waste of your life. Even should you survive that battle, what of the next?
When I worked in public safety, we used to make tactical decisions that were based on one overriding concern: what are we risking, versus what do we stand to gain? Are we going to risk the lives of rescuers to save an empty building? Probably not. Risk nothing to save nothing. Minimize risk to maximize gain. We learned to recognize when a building was lost, and to take steps to minimize our losses. That was actually one of the more difficult things that you have to learn to accept as a firefighter, a paramedic, or a nurse: You can’t save every puppy in the pound. So we save what we can, and we learn to be around for the next time. That is what we need to do here.
You foolishly think that the Us military won’t fire on civilians? Pshh. You haven’t been paying attention to history.
- Veterans protesting and demanding what pay they were owed from WW1 were attacked by troops led by McArthur and Patton in 1925. The troops used tanks, bayonets, and chemical agents on old men, women, and children.
- In 1921, the Army used bombers, nerve gas, and aerial bombardment on unionized miners who had armed themselves and were refusing to work while protesting working conditions in coal mines.
- In 1970, Twenty-eight National Guard soldiers fired 67 rounds in 13 seconds at Kent State, killing four protesters of the Vietnam war, and wounding nine others.
- The Waco siege used Bradley Armored Fighting Vehicles, M728 Combat Engineer Vehicles and 2 M1A1 Abrams Tanks from the US Army and Texas National Guard.
- and on, and on, and…
So what can we do? What SHOULD we do? Exactly what we are doing, that’s what. Watch, make sure that you, your families, and your like minded neighbors are in as good a position for weathering the coming storm as you can be. Have food, water, and shelter taken care of. Make sure you have skills in as many fields as possible: know some medicine, how to grow food, how to repair things. Those skills you don’t have, make friends with those locally who do have them. Make sure you aren’t a freeloader- bring skills to the table that those others will need. Store your wealth in things that aren’t measured in dollars. In other words, don’t put all of your eggs in the stock market, in cash, or the bank. When the economy collapses, all of that will become worthless. Instead, own land, own tangible things that are useful like a home, precious metals, tools, ammunition, canning supplies, and other things that are useful in trade.
So my advice here is to recognize that securing your own position through this is the best course of action. Understand what you can and cannot change, learn to tell the difference, and adapt to that which you cannot change. Governments fall, but the people remain. Make sure that you are one of the ones who remain. I know that some of you will think that this sounds defeatist, and maybe it is. I just don’t think that there is any way to change the course that this nation is on. It will play out, and my objective is to still be around to see what comes after.
Now if trouble should come to me, then I will handle things as I see fit. That includes door to door confiscation, but I am not going to go out looking for trouble.
If you still feel that all we are doing here is talking and you disagree with me, feel free to go out there and stack up. Do what you think you have to do. Just don’t say that you weren’t warned, and don’t sit safely behind your computer keyboard and tell me that I am a coward when you yourself aren’t doing shit.