This week we are sending out the “Most Popular of 2015” for the Prepping 101 column, and I was thinking how odd it is that the most popular of this series has always been anything to do with guns. Granted, this is GunsAmerica, so the choir is a bunch of gun nuts like me. But so many times I have explained in these pages that we should all be doing everything in our power to avoid conflicts. In essence, everyone’s goal should be to hide and let everyone else kill each other. That got me thinking about who is going to actually survive. It isn’t going to be people who figure the government truck is going to bail them out for sure, and I don’t think it is going to be the gung ho fools who think that because they have a gun they can get as much food as they want either. My feeling is that who survives can be framed in a phrase that most of us, regardless of religion, grew up with. Paraphrased, “The meek shall inherit the earth.” Since I would say the overwhelming majority of my readers here will be celebrating Christmas this week, it is a pretty good way to think about the year to come, and what our priorities should be. The entire world right now is in the process of collapse. Some will die. Some will survive. Some may even thrive after it all boils out. What does it mean, “the meek” ? And if it is true that they will inherit the earth, what exactly will they be inheriting?
Life Without Walmart
Have you ever tried to cook with a bunch of cotton wicks and kerosene, or for that matter diesel fuel? Have you even ever seen anyone do that? Because in the third world, that is how most cooking is done. In America we have been sold on propane when it comes to “primitive” cooking, which requires an expensive pressurized tank. And for everyday life, most of us of course rely on either electricity or gas from the local utility to cook. How would you cook if you had to do so without the current infrastructure? In the third world they know that one cheap plastic 5 gallon can of kerosene or diesel will giving you cooking fuel for potentially weeks, and the stoves themselves cost less than a family trip to McDonalds. How many Americans know that? You can get them here, (they cost a little more) but you won’t find them at Walmart.
How do you get your water? How do you get your food? What value do you bring to the world that you swap for the resources you consume? Most of us just sell things that other people made, in return for currency, which we swap for food that other people grew.
In a third world country, if you don’t bring value, you don’t eat. Most of you think that here in the Western World we will be insulated from that requirement forever, but I don’t think so. The situation in Greece has disappeared from the mainstream headlines, but things have gotten so bad there, cash is so scarce, opportunities so few, that many women have turned to prostitution. So many, that in Greece, prostitutes are now charging 4 Euros per hour. When you think about the value that you bring to the world, if there is nothing left to sell each other, what are you of value? Prostitution is the lowest and simplest of value, and less than the cost of a pack of cigarettes in New York City, those women don’t appear to have any other options. Many of those girls used to work in retail, or at the local coffee shop, or at the dry cleaners. To eat they now have to sell the only thing that have left. How will you bring value when there is nothing left to sell?
When people trumpet that the meek shall inherit the earth, most times they are talking about themselves. Maybe I work a blue collar job, or I’m unemployed, or maybe I’m just a student living on loans, and sure, I feel pretty damn meek. But there are very few of the meek in America. We live in a world of Walmart, open 24 hours, with all the food and goods we could ever want. Usually there is also a local supermarket or two, and maybe a Starbucks if you feel like spending 5 bucks on a cup of coffee (remember Greece). I don’t think the Western World even has a concept of how a truly meek person lives. Every day is a challenge to eat, and some days you don’t eat.
Harbingers of the collapse? How close are we? Look around for Heaven’s sake! I went to a gathering a couple weeks ago of natural childbirth couples, and one of the features of the event was releasing live butterflies. There is an actual company in South Florida that provides live butterflies inside of folded paper, just so you can release them and make yourself feel good. Look around and you’ll see these valueless examples of a perverse society that thinks all the wrong things are important. We are a society at the end of its usefulness to the world, and we are the only ones who don’t seem to understand the concept of the word pariah. That is the way the rest of the world sees us, and it’s true.
Food, water, shelter, heat, light, security, communications, and a system of fair exchange. Those are the real important things for a society to support itself. I’m not saying that everyone should grow their own food and be subsistence farmers, but we all should view ourselves in how much value we can actually bring to ourselves and others. There are merits in producing paper products, even though you can’t eat them. Transportation is a great things when goods need to move from where they are grown or made to where they are needed. It isn’t just core survival. Knowing how to run or fix a machine that makes pots and pans is useful, but most of those jobs have been shipped offshore.
We pervert value in America, and I would say this is true of the entire West. American cell phones are $700 and up. Chinese cell phones, and the cell phones of people who just need them for communications, are $50. I bought them for my kids, under the Doogee name. They carry the same operating system and functions, but they don’t have a name brand on them and they don’t have the best cameras on them. When I bought them, I made a point to put away a little more survival food, another 300 lbs of beans ($80), and 300 lbs. of rice ($100). When I have time, I’ll also be storing more flour, which as I explained in my Survival by the Numbers article, is the highest calories per dollar food you can buy. You can not buy a kerosene wick stove in America through normal retail channels, yet millions of them are sold in India, China, Russia, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Mexico, etc. every year.
I guess my point is that if we hope to survive after this all burns down, we have to learn to look at our own value, and truly become meek. Technology isn’t meek. I will be covering both LED lighting with solar, and kerosene (diesel) lanterns in the coming weeks. I have some experiments with cheap solar cookers, and kerosene cookers with wicks, using diesel. There are many articles here on using Rocket Stoves to be able to cook and even can food with a handful of sticks. Technology isn’t going to bail us out of this one folks (or at least I don’t think it will), and technology, “green” or otherwise, isn’t going to help you survive.
The same thing goes for an expensive “30 day supply” of survival food. Most likely you got less than 200 calories per dollar, while common supermarket foods that will easily store for decades are in the 500-5000 calories per dollar. We throw away more food in American than many entire nations eat. If you are on a tight survival budget, buy the $70 canner I used in my first canning article from Walmart, and buy some of that food that would go to waste, and can it. You can get perfectly good carrots, beets, string beans, spinach, and many other veggies by the case from your local wholesale farmers market for next to nothing. Carrots at Walmart are the same price per pound as Tilapia! Ball canning jars in the quart size are less than $1 each. They hold a ton of food. Get canning! Meek people store and save every shred of food that comes to their hand. Every bit of currency they acquire goes first to food. Get meek with whatever resources you can muster, and you need to do it right now.
If you are a new reader here and you haven’t read my article from May on Geoengineering, do yourself a favor and dig in. There are a lot of deceptions in our world. The biggest is the climate, and our control over it. Those white trails you see behind the planes in the sky are not “contrails.” They are a chemical spray mixture of aluminum, barium, and other metals, and you are being sprayed like a bug every day of your life. It is called Solar Radiation Management, and this top secret program is in force all over the planet, attempting to reflect the rays of the sun back into space, because our planet is overheating at a frantic pace. It isn’t working, and military industrial complex behind the scenes is getting desperate. I had 3 planes over my house creating cloudcover on what should have been a bright blue sky high pressure day in South Florida this past Saturday. We almost never have a day anymore where there are no clouds in the sky that are broken up in wave patterns from the giant radar wave stations that they use to move the clouds around. ‘
If you think this is all “conspiracy theory” and the realm of tin foil hats, that’s fine. Everyone has push back when it comes to challenging what you are prepared to accept. But you should check out this congressional report from 1978 that clearly explains the weather modification systems that were in place even a generation ago, and recently they found a Popular Science from 1958 that explains the new technology of using weather as weapon. There are patents owned by our government that detail exactly what you will see in the sky above your head, using the metals that you’ll find in your rainwater if you can find an honest lab these days. Monsanto developed genetically modified seeds that are resistant to aluminum. Why would they do that if our air wasn’t filled with it?
But depending on where you live, all you probably have to do is look up.
The World to Inherit
I have linked several times to Geoengineeringwatch.org in this article already, and I suggest you spend some time on what I have found to be the only 100% legitimate source for information on Solar Radiation Management, atmospheric heaters (like HAARP), and the collapse of the global ecosystem. Dane Wiggington, the founder and main contributor, has been at the wheel of this ship for over a decade, and public awareness is finally starting to reach the people, who are beginning to wake up.
The evidence of this awakening is clear, before the Paris climate conference, there was a staged terrorist event in Paris. This allowed them to lock down the city, and most of the EU, during what would have been an eventful week of protests. I’ve also noticed an explosion in “global cooling” headlines. Among them, 97 Percent Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming, GLOBAL WARMING? NASA says Antarctic has been COOLING for past SIX years, NOAA’s climate change science fiction, and a banner headline on The Drudge Report, Cold Sun Rising. Don’t forget those corrupt scientist emails either. As I explained in my May article, the whole story of the leaked emails of climate scientists has been beaten to death, even today, with Climate scientists to be grilled by congressional investigators, but their e-mails are still off-limits.
I’ve also noticed that several popular “truthers” have been co-opted into the team of those trying to convince the more free minded that global warming is a hoax. Dahboo 7 is someone you probably have even heard of because he gets coverage on Fox News, and he posted Global Warming Hoax: CO2 Levels Today Are The Same As In 1910. My old friend James Corbett, whose videos I have posted here several times, has been harping on it for weeks. Must Watch: Climatologist Breaks the Silence on Global Warming Groupthink.
That “liberal groupthink” narrative is specifically playing to those of us who consider ourselves conservatives, and Al Gore hating global warming denyers. We all of course want to believe that we are right. The planet is not dying. “Global warming” and “climate change” are a hoax.
The liberals, idealist fools that they are, took up Al Gore’s cause, because it became part of their party line, but none of them fully understood the chrony carbon credit scheme as it played out. If they knew how the bankers have profited and carbon emissions have not been reduced, they wouldn’t support it. But liberals are such a bunch of anti-capitalist useful idiots that they seldom think clearly, and they are easily used as political pawns.
The question is, are you a political pawn too? Fox News, the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage are no better. They are all being systematically used to distract the public from what is really going on. As I explained in May, we have all been suckered with foolish ideas of patriotism and terrorism and the myth that capitalism has even existed for decades in America. The system is fixed, and it is now crashing down. Please read the materials at GeoengineeringWatch, and you judge if the fish die offs, plant die offs, plankton die offs, bird die offs, and silent forests are just part of some kind of natural cooling and warming cycle. We are in deep trouble, and while I would love to think that this article will wake up enough of you to matter, it won’t. I don’t matter. You don’t matter. The music stopped already, and it is your job to find a chair before someone else takes it. That is the purpose of my Prepping 101 column. It is really about giving up, not standing up for anything. They just kill people who do that and get any traction.
If you want to cling to the Fox News perspective of the world, and your 30 day supply of survival food and a few gold coins, by all means I wish you well. The popular versions of “terrorism,” “conspiracy theorists,” etc. are easy on the brain, and they allow you to do nothing. Have at it. But I’m going to go on record and tell you that most of what you believe is false. And if you do any homework at all, you’ll soon be out selling your gold coins and buying beans and rice yourself. I hope the powers that be can string this along for the foreseeable future, but I don’t think they can. It isn’t just the financial system that has been stealing from the future. It is the unbridled growth of humanity itself, and a false faith in the wisdom of man to solve the problems we have created. Please go and enjoy your Christmas, have a Happy New Year, and then start taking your life and the lives of your loved ones seriously. The chairs will be gone soon. It is time to think about what it means to be meek.