SPOILER ALERT! I am not trying to reveal the details of the movie, but inevitably some will come out, though not much more than is in the trailer.
I just got home from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (trailer below), and it was nothing like I expected. This was due in part to an article on InfoWars suggesting that the movie had a subtle anti-gun message. Those of you who are regulars here know that I have been critical of Alex Jones and his team in the past over 2nd Amendment issues because they seem to make them into a joke. Never on Infowars these days will you see interviews with John Lott or smart NRA commentators. After Sandy Hook we got a circus of a petition to deport an anti-gun CNN host from Alex Jones, and this week in the run up to the new Planet of the Apes they released a sloppy opinion that somehow this very pro-gun movie is actually anti-gun.
The premise of the new ‘Apes movie goes back to the original Planet of the Apes films, the first of which landed in 1968, and stared non other than Charlton Heston. If you saw the original, at the end they discovered that man had pre-dated apes, finding the head from the Statue of Liberty on the beach.
This new series ended its last installment with a new disease that would wipe out humans, and that created super smart apes. This was how they jumped over the whole issue of “evolution” and the implication from the original movies that apes had somehow evolved from man.
In this movie, we find that the disease has wiped out most of humanity, and that is where things get dicey from a Prepping 101 perspective. It highlights the message we have said over and over in this Prepping series. Start doing something now.
Ten years early is better than one day late. (it won’t be ten years early have no doubt)
Our lives and lifestyles are so fragile, and it is very easy to take for granted that just because everything has been fine until now, everything will be fine into the future. The stock market is hitting all time highs. Missiles flying in Israel don’t seem to be raising the price of gas. Real estate is doing great, the Fed just announced that it will be ending their bond buying, and we can even get ammo right now.
Does all of that sound fishy to you? Well it should. Our national debt has doubled since 2008 to levels that can never be paid back. If you check the real numbers on the economy, it never did recover and it is back in a tailspin. The stock market is clearly a bubble because consumer spending is in the doghouse, and has only been sinking. This represents 70% of our GDP, or all of the money that is spent in the entire country in a year. Real unemployment is most likely approaching 30%, and workforce participation is the lowest since the 70s. China, Russia, and most other nations are maneuvering away from the dollar. Out of nowhere our border is being overrun by immigrants from all over the world. Every week our government appears to be advertising a new war that we must get involved with. Our police forces have been militarized against us.
Even real estate is a fraud. Fifty percent of home sales this past year were cash deals. The homes were bought by banks and foreign interests, trying to trade some of their soon to be worthless dollars for hard assets.
Our traditional news media is dark on all of this. They are busy trying to explain away the suspicious and suicide deaths of over 40 executives from the world’s largest banks. The government is making secret plans for the imminent eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park, and the media just wants to talk about basketball free agents, World Cup soccer, and Kim Kardashian’s butt. There was a 6.8 mag quake under Fukushima Japan this week, where there is, btw, an already melted down nuclear reactor. Somehow Germany trouncing Brazil just lost its spice, did it not? Oh yea, there is also a new Ebola outbreak that is spreading faster than any have in the past.
Where does all of this end? When does it end is a better question, because this Planet of the Apes movie will show you where, regardless of whether it is another shadow government false flag that throws us into chaos, or a H.A.A.R.P. spun natural disaster, or an infectious disease, or little green men from Mars in Illuminati devil tailed Spongebob costumes zapping people with death rayguns that resemble jellyfishing nets. Something is going to happen in an attempt to shift the blame for the financial collapse from the bankers and politicians to someone or something.
When? That is the issue. And will there be any warning at all?
One of the key lines in the movie most people will miss is they say that the people not killed by the actual disease were killed by the “battles.” At first you think this is battles between the apes and man, but then you realize that at this point, the apes are a very small band from the original lab experiment. The battles they speak of are man killing man, for survival. The movies manages to skip over the details of this time in the historical timeline of events, but the characters elude to it quite a bit, and it was a nightmare where a lot of innocents died.
Is this our future? If the banks fall like dominoes due to their addiction to fractional reserve and credit default swaps, and all of a sudden you can’t get your money out of the bank, what are you going to do?
What are you going to do if your city water stops working?
What are you going to do if the supermarket can’t get food and it is dangerous to go outside?
What are you going to do if the gas station can’t pump gas?
The real question: What are you going to do, TODAY, to at least have a shot?
The apes are self sufficient, and one of the characters remarks that this detail gives them an advantage. Put a rifle in their hands, which happens, and the apes become a force that can overrun humans, humans who themselves have a ton of firepower. In the next movie we will expect to see how the apes eventually come to beat the humans completely, setting up the stage for the world of the old movies where man is a slave to his ape master.
One very important point is made in the movie and it is not lost. Had the apes stayed hidden, or even peaceful, and they had not been led into a fight with the humans, they could have thrived side by side. Possible? Who knows.
Important lessons. Self sufficiency. Guns. Don’t seek out a fight.
Please see our entire series on Prepping 101. Prepping isn’t about being a “survivalist” or having a little put away. You have to figure out how to eliminate the need for outside help, for a while. Get your head in the game. Nobody knows when the ticking clock will finally stop.