I have always sought to offer thoughts about what could be done, no matter how dire the situation appeared. I continue with that in an attempt to make some very disturbing realities palatable. We are not going to come out of this clean, no matter how prepared we are. Even in my deeply conservative Texas town, I recognize a startling degree of cognitive dissonance.
Great post TL. My laptop screensaver says the following in big, bold letters: "They are just angry because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they live." Most live in what call a Facebook Fantasy Land. To them, the world is always just new clothes, new cars, and sportsball. "Working jobs they hate, to buy shit they don't need, to impress people that don't care."-Tyler Durden
I've given up on many and the circle gets smaller with every season. I have done my Christian duty to the best of my ability. I am at peace and I wish them well.
It's a cult. People wonder how the Germans could have submitted to Hitler and his atrocities. Or the billions oppressed by flavors of communism. We're seeing it in real time. They had brown shirts and red guards, we have antifa thugs. It always comes down to failures of the education system. Ignorant people are easy to control. Several generations of indoctrination have assured that.
People can't be exteacted from cults by calm rational discussion. Sterner measures are always required. If we care about them, we'll need to become much more aggressive. But we need to remember, some folks just don't belong here.
I once had fantasies of “bugging out” when the SHTF, but I’m in my 70’s and I realize that just ain’t gonna happen. I’ve prepared as best I can but I’m pragmatic enough to know that my wife and I are unlikely to survive what’s coming. My hope is that I go out the same way I came in...kicking and screaming, and covered in someone else’s blood.
Good job T. L.
TL, I think I'm in the same state of mind as you as I've come to the same conclusions. When I was 'red-pilled' ~14 years ago, I was led by the Lord to be prepared and, as I came to understand, to be a Watchman on the wall. I rang the clarion bell for quite some time. 2 liberal brothers told me to stop sending the doom and gloom sh*&! I did.
A month or so ago, I met with my Pastor for 2 hours in a meeting going over preparedness items that he was just now thinking that he needed (this was the 3rd time in the last couple of years he asked me about "MRE's". As of today, he still has done nothing to my knowledge.
My wife's brother is lamenting over the fact that his son and his wife, just got their 1 year old daughter injected with the clot shot even after he provided them with video's and articles on the dangers. His son only got mad at him.
We are in a world of delusion like nothing I could have ever comprehended. My only way of reconciling it in my head is that God has truly pulled a veil over the eyes of unbelievers. It is sad, and depressing.
Unfortunately, I find myself in near total agreement with you, T.L. I also see them. The CG is, indeed, amazing - and surely not in a good way. Many ghosts, indeed!
I can easily see myself in the same boat as a previous commenter, in that I too, once saw bugging out as what I'd do. Now - not likely. As with him, age is a big factor, and with me various physical ailments are a big contributor to that. Again, as with him & his wife, I'm under no illusions as to how this'll go, or end. As Mr. Morrison famously said - "Nobody gets out alive!". At some point, we all must answer to our maker. Does that mean I'm giving up or being a pessimist? HELL NO! I'll continue to learn and do until the dirt hits my face!! I'll also continue to **TRY** and persuade others to see the reality and truth of the present, and what course we're on - that dang iceberg is mighty close.
I can say that I've been able to get a couple folk to - at least partially - remove the blinders. Unfortunately, a couple folk ain't gonna be enuff. I freely admit to being behind the curve a bit, but only in a couple of areas, which I won't bother to mention.😎 It's really no fun at all being able to say "I told ya so".
I will continue to persevere in all manner(s) - until I can't. I'm at peace with what I've done (and not been able to do), but will continue to at least *try*. Blessings to all.
Y'all take care,
Waking up suddenly is just too disorienting. It takes some time, but we are short of the time before Reality comes crashing in, like a hurricane you didn't prepare for or evacuate from.
I get your point that even most "preppers" aren't prepared for a Cat 5 societal dissolution. Evacuate? to Where? of course Rural is better but "better" measured against catastrophe isn't very reassuring.
Well, once recognizing "Your Own" government is the Enemy it all becomes poetic justice in some perverted way for those "walking dead."...... even if you are one of them.
I've done all I can do, No Regrets. Let come what may.
Oh Dear T.L.,
You are entirely correct in your assessment of the minds of men. Many of us were
"fooled" and frightened initially, watching Chinese people face plant, seize, and die.
Then the declaration of "pandemic" and the brutal lockdowns were mandated. and
we saw small business decimated. Yet it was fine to shop the big box, no problem,
but the small grocery had to close. The campaign to forbid certain old/tried and true
inexpensive treatments, was in full tilt. Talk about those? Strictly forbidden.
What a bunch of BS, defying all common sense and contradictory to any best practices.
And, this denial of reality continues. That denial permits people to endure ever greater
assaults to our minds and hearts and freedoms. The deliberate destruction of our
cultural norms, beliefs, and the rest, are upside down and backwards.
Think of the Bell Curve, and the "madness of crowds" and the psych of the ego.
Some people have to belong to the pack at all costs. I have never done well as
a member of the pack, rebelling against it, always because = common sense.
That inner voice leads me against the pack, thank you to God. I am long finished
trying to persuade anyone to my mode of thinking and the idea of preparedness.
People have hissed at me and looked aghast at any suggestion of preparedness.
At this point it becomes a matter of opsec. The only people I can trust are in my small
circle. So what? Hasn't it always been that way?
I also mourn for the conformist that is ready to accept all and any propaganda even
if it is the harbinger of doom for those people. That truly troubles me to no end,
watching this chaos and knowing it will grow worse. I pray for guidance, pretty much
constantly, for answers to how I might be helpful. I am going with the notion that charity
begins at home, and endeavoring to treat others with the Golden Rule.
Allow me to give you heartfelt thanks for being here, articulating the problems
and supporting like-minded people. I am very grateful, and many others must
feel the same way. Best regards to you and yours.
Might want to post this:
I participate on a local ham radio 'net' each weekday morning. Mostly old guys that have been in the hobby for decades. All but one that I know of has taken every shot that was offered. They trusted the government and medical institutions. Pulse, at their age they are afraid of death and will do as they are told to hopefully forestall it a bit longer. One was seriously ill with Covid for several weeks then after recovery stated, "I'm just thankful I had my shots!". They are all dead, they just don't know it.
I got into the habit of visiting a local brew pub on Thursday afternoons. I just enjoyed the "guy time". But it lost its allure. All the other patrons wanted to talk about was what home video setup to buy, the restaurants they liked when traveling, and other useless BS. They had no clue as to what was befalling the world or society in general and didn't care. They are all dead, they just don't know it.
I now just mind my own business as I try and further my own understanding and knowledge for the purpose of helping my family. I seek God's wisdom as best I can. I have stepped out of "their" world because it is no longer my world. I now live in another. It gets a bit lonely sometimes because there seems to be so few of us. But in reality we are legion. May be all find God's Grace.
Sadly, your statements are true and will be the tragic future of most of my bloodline.
When those close to you and unafraid to express their true inner thoughts to their blood relative call me to my face... "out there" ...regarding my advice to them for preparation for survival.
They will unfortunately have to mull my words and advice after 6 or 7 days, the amount of food they have on hand until starvation. I am too far away and will not be able to help them... or should I?
My eyes tear up when I look at their attitude with that question. I am beyond anger with them.
Associate Member, Sully H. deFontaine Special Forces Association Chapter 51, Las Vegas, Nevada
Author of the “Civil Defense Manual,” “The Slaver’s Wheel,” “A Failure of Civility,” “And We Hide From The Devil” and “In Defense.”
“The system that sustains people with food is an illusion to most people and may as well be magical and as real as Disneyland. It consists primarily of the grocery store and restaurants in the minds of most people. This system has not broken down for most in the world to create death by starvation for decades. So, the meaning of the warning of my words to “store food now” is not there… because the suffering of starvation cannot be conveyed by most of Planet Earth’s living or their ancestors who have experienced it.
Countless conversations have taken place over food, starvation and survival from the lack of food. Most of those who buried their heads in the sand to these warnings you will never know… because they and their entire bloodlines are gone forever… never to be seen again.” - Jack Lawson, Author of the Civil Defense Manual
From Jack Lawson… an American in 1RLI Support Commando and attached to Rhodesian “C Squadron” SAS Africa 1977-79