Wednesday, June 12, 2013

governments cassandra


GOVERNMENTS CASSANDRA

We should all agree that anything, everything and nothing ( omitted things ) that the government tells you is the truth.  It isn’t just our favorite scandal ridden Muslim fuzzy foreigner either.  It is government in general and has been for generations.  Not only that, you must beware of agent provocateurs- government agents whose job is to invent information to whatever end.  Then, you must beware of subconscious bias from your alternate sources of information.  We live in the “information age” and none of the vast amount of information we have at our disposal to process is worth two craps.  Notice I didn’t even bring up the media, as “journalists” role as corporate lackeys are merely “point and clickers”.  They take the e-mail White House Statement ( or, pick from thousands of official agency news statements ) and copy and paste into an article.  No one investigates, either from laziness or more often from high office dictates.  Investigating costs money, money is the bottom line ( after merging with twenty other media outlets, the corporation has a lot of loan interest payments to make to our happy little butt buddy bankers ).  So, the media are a bunch of Pravda Punks, the government either lies about everything or doesn’t even tell you about something, and every blogger out there has his own agenda and it ain’t going to mesh with yours.  I’m not offering a solution, as with ammunition shortages so systematic ( if a Russian firm can send over millions of steel case rounds at half the price of domestic brass rounds, I think that makes yet another case for ore shortages rather than energy costs but I won’t get into that again with everyone ) we couldn’t put a bounty on official liars even if we were allowed to.

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What I am saying is that with information being the way it is, one thing we should be aware of is that events are going to suddenly flare up without warning.  If we had a free flow of information, if the media gave a crap, if Obammy would stop lying to us and if the alternate media wasn’t so specialized, we could have warnings about future events.  But we don’t.  We have great Monday Morning Quarterbacking.  We can look back in hindsight and pick apart in excruciating detail what happened and why.  But we are so mired in details about the wrong events, those picked for us, that we ignore all else.  When those events come to a head, we will be surprised.  As surprised as if a solar flare or an asteroid hit happened.  But these were once small events we just weren’t aware of, and they grew and then formed with other small events that formed a new mega-threat.  That is most likely where the collapse fulcrum formed.  I’ll pick Syria as an example, but this could be one of the chosen topics we are distracted with.  So I’m using its timeframe as the example.  How long has the rebellion in Syria been going on?  A year, two?  Oh, I could look it up, but who cares?  The point is, its been happening for awhile.  We are just now starting to hear more details, just starting to get guesses as to where it might be headed, what with ALL the major powers from Iran to the US involved.  The thing could have blown up months ago and we would have suddenly been shocked by it.  Multiply Syria by thousands of current events we know nothing about.  Unless someone is paying you to research twelve hours a day, you can’t keep up.  Even if you can, you can’t analyze correctly because of the biases built in all along the information chain.

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If the government can lie about the radiation coming in from Japan, you can bet they also lie about other seemingly innocent news.  Such as crop reports.  Not only so their masters can game the derivatives market ( think “Trading Places” done officially ), but also to keep the population from panicking as our food stocks are depleted and not enough new food is grown and as the globes surplus-if any- is sold to China so none can be diverted here.  You think that is far fetched?  I would put money on it myself.  And if from the very beginning the majority of participants in the 90’s militia movement were undercover agents, what is to say that the survivalist movement isn’t the same ( well, the survivalist experts who teach and sell.  Not the practitioners )?  How many advisors supposedly giving life-saving advice from a mountain top concrete bunker are really there?  How many are intelligence assets?  Okay, we all figure some are just in it for the money.  We all want to get paid, but some have little love for the subject and are playing us.  We have that in any profession.  It might, certainly, be a reach to proclaim some are setting us up for entrapment or are feeding us lies.  At the very least, our personal information is being gathered.  An otherwise innocent expert might be unknowingly used as a data point. 

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Even if that is a bit too paranoid, you STILL have the experts bias to consider.  Even if they are intelligent and strive to plug any contradictions, they are still so specialized that their information distorts itself.  The financial expert sees in minute detail the financial collapse.  And he of course is correct.  But by specializing in one field he ignores other inputs from other areas he has no expertise in.  In an era where everyone is an expert and nobody is a generalist, it is pretty darn hard to get any kind of big picture.  Only when happy accidents happen, an expert has a secondary interest that just happen to fit on the current puzzle he is working, do any breakthroughs happen in understanding.  Bottom line?  Prepare yesterday, because you can’t actually know enough of what’s happening out there to accurately judge what is going to happen or when.

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17 comments:

  1. I came over from Ol' Remus, and I am not a prepper/survivalist.

    I thought this was a good post, you mention some things I've been thinking about.Especially your point about not ever having all the info. The world is just to complex and opaque, I think, even for governments and multinational corps to keep up with. Relax and do what you can, leave the rest to God.

    "...majority of participants in the 90’s militia movement were undercover agents, what is to say that the survivalist movement isn’t the same ..."

    I think about this alot. Consider how many of the prepper/survivalist bloggers are ex mil. I'm especially suspicious of those who use aliases. Maybe I'm paranoid, but just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you! That said, the point in the previous paragraph shows the futility of trying to figure out who might be a "mole".

    So, we never know everything about anything and can't trust anybody. Fun world the internet has created!

    "Trust no one"


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    1. I try to keep reminding myself that the Net is just a better information Boob Tube. One reason I stay off line at the off grid home on the weekends, to keep myself grounded in reality. Somewhat. And, hell, I don't even trust myself. The Little Brain will betray me in a second.

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  2. Exactly, prepare for anything... Or nothing. Either way you are a winner over those that are prepared for nothing.

    Scored 200 rounds of 30/30 yesterday for a hundred bucks !!! All purchased in the last six months by a friend whom I had convinced he needed something with some real umph over what his POS AR had. So he had went out and bought a Marlin 336 and 400 Rnds of ammo for it. Idiot decided that the gun was too heavy...So he sold it, gave a couple hundred with the rile and sold me 200 for half retail.

    All I can say is that it's nice sometimes to have idiot friends ain't it !

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    1. A pellet gun should be about the right weight. I shot the 30/30 once and thought the kick was worse than my Enfield. But I was still fitting into my military BDU's back then. About 160 lbs.

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    2. They do tend ta kick a bit

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    3. I'm a 5'2" girl and I love my 30-30 Winchester lever action. It's my favorite for deer hunting.

      Idaho Homesteader

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    4. And some folks love shotguns. I must just be a wimp.

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  3. Congratulations on being quoted at the Woodpile Report !

    I don’t think the litmus test for survival is going to be who has the most expensive prep gear but who can fight societies consensus of normalcy and go against the tide. You can’t even plan, prep or preach the worse case scenario to survivalists anymore! They all want soft serve.
    James Dakin at jamesmdakin.blogspot.com

    BTW, I whole heartedly agree with your statement. Give it to me straight and true, forget the fluff.

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    1. I love Ol Remus. THE BOOK IS HERE!!!! THE BOOK IS HERE!!!! All you other bastards are now on Double Top Secret Probation for not sucking my ass and sending books priority shipping. Or bullets or bullion.

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    2. Well I wouldn't call it an epic book, but it kept my attention. Glad it made it there okay....Enjoy.

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    3. I read about thirty pages or so. Even if it has nothing to do with the apocalypse, the writing style and skill of the author blew me away! This book rocks already. I'm going to enjoy tremendously. Thank you once again.

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  4. Jim said:

    "What I am saying is that with information being the way it is, one thing we should be aware of is that events are going to suddenly flare up without warning."

    That is the most prescient statement you have ever written in the 6 years I have read your blog. "...events are going to suddenly flare up..." is the future, indeed!

    Your entire post today belongs in the stream-of-consciousness hall of fame for blog posts. If you could do this everyday you would eventually get your own TV channel, like Glenn Beck.

    Awesome insight today. BTW, I didn't notice where Survival Blog mentioned you on Saturday. What was that reference about?

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    1. I'm mentioned under "odds and sods" as they talk about a sale on the old Swiss type ammo. And thanks for the kind words.

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  5. 30/30 is ok, but has a weird recoil, back and down, otherwise it is a good hunting round. Keeped me in meat for a few years. There would not be a shortage of brass rounds if the TSA would stop buying massive quantities. And I try to filter all my news through 3 sources, but getting harder as you stated. And if you think the Enfield kicks, ya all should try the Nagant. Does not need a blow off, puts it straight to yer shoulder

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    1. You hear the TSA buys it all, another source says "that is only 3% of domestic production". I certainly don't have hard figures to justify one way or another.

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  6. May want to look into slings also.

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    1. Too much practice needed. Wrist rocket is better, but too bulky and too long to deploy

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