Show of hands. Everyone ready to impeach ObamaNation yet? There is no time “to wait” for an election or a conference or some infernal Politburo Super Congressional Committee. Seize the day or suffer the consequences. Speak up or forever hold your peace. We can no longer afford the luxury of Rule By Kaskistocracy!
The Shape of Things To Come (July 8, 2011)
The Great Reset could take many forms. The only certain thing is that today’s profound political disunity and our destabilizing financial Plutocracy will force a crisis.
Today we have several types of political disunity. Superficially, the two “political theater” wings of the Demopublicans stage a bitter partisan war over whose vision of the U.S. as a “Plutocracy, but with benefits” holds an increasingly enfeebled political power.
The real disunity is between a doomed Status Quo and those willing to deal with reality. Right now those willing to deal with reality are few, but they have the distinct advantage of reality on their side, while the Status Quo has only propaganda, artifice, phony political theater and empty promises.
Anthony Martin offers his analysis of Black Monday:
America could well be headed for a dreaded ‘black Monday’ on August 8. The term ‘black Monday’ was coined to denote a precipitous drop in the stock market. Today, however, the stock market is not always an accurate gauge of the health of the economy, particularly when super-billionaires such as George Soros bet on plunges in the market and invest their money accordingly. Thus, black Moday on August 8 may or may not involve a steep decline in stocks, although many believe that is precisely what will occur.
A more realistic scenario would involve the following:
1. The costs of auto loans, mortgages, student loans, and other types of lending will increase dramatically, meaning that interest rates on these loans will rise. Even a rise of half a percentage point in the interest rate would mean mortgage rates on a home costing $175,000 will increase on average by $19,000 dollars.
2. The costs for goods and services will rise.
For extra credit read just one of many Looter think-pieces floating around the Internet.
Economic Collapse & Security: I Am Your Worst Nightmare
By Jeff T.
I am the leader of a band of 8-to-12 looters. I have some basic military training. We move from place to place like locusts devouring everything in our path. My group is armed with light weapons and can develop and follow simple plans of attack. We take what we want by force of arms. We prefer none of our victims survive because that could cause problems for us in the future. It has been six months since the grid went down. You and the other five members of your party have settled into what may be a long grinding existence. The every day tasks of growing and gathering have now become routine. The news from the outside is extremely limited but you don’t really miss it much. Life is simple but physically demanding.
Although things may seem stable you will need to keep your team focused and alert. This is your first and most important layer of defense. You should hold an immediate reaction drill once per week. Keep things simple. Practice a specific response to such threats as injury, fire, attack and evacuation. Despite the challenges you must maintain contact with those around you such as neighbors for vital clues that trouble is brewing. Regular monitoring the radio will be critical in providing an early warning of trouble. You may be able to safely interview refugees with risking your party. Keep in mind the information you get from them may not always be reliable.
While you have been farming I have been learning the best tactics to employ to seize your property and your goods. I have been refining them since we hit the road right after the lights went out. I have conducted eight “hits” so far and have been successful seven times. Here are some of my “lessons learned”.