If nothing else, 2020 certainly qualifies as an interesting year. As of today, we’re officially 50% of the way through, and boy oh boy have we clocked some miles. The president of the united states was impeached by the House. A global pandemic shut down the world’s economy (or, more accurately, our governments did that to us) and has killed over 118,000 Americans – thus far. A Minneapolis cop murdered a black man sparking worldwide protests, riots and looting, with hundreds of American businesses being destroyed and millions of Americans taking to the streets in protest of everything from police brutality to systemic cultural racism to income inequality to bronze statues.
Let’s be clear, we’re facing a purposefully driven Marxist revolution in America right now. Antifa is far better organized, funded and dedicated than the apologists in the mainstream media would have you believe. Antifa members have received combat training in camps in Syria and Iraq, and they are also being supported by anti-American misinformation campaigns by anti-Capitalist support from China and Russia. Their intent is the overthrow of the US Constitution, and they’re using the Black Lives Matter protests as cover for their activities.
All this and we still haven’t even really kicked off the 2020 election season, which, given our current political and social climate, stands to be one of the most hotly contentious in history.
Let’s further realize that the US economy is teetering on nothing short of total collapse. Remember when we were all freaking out that the US Debt was nearing $20 Trillion a couple of years ago? Well it’s sitting at $27 Trillion, with over $1 Trillion being added just in May. Estimates are that the US Government will need to borrow another $2-3 Trillion by the end of the year…oh, and by the way, as of last Friday, The Federal Reserve is the sole buyer of US Debt so far in 2020, effectively printing money to lend to the US Government, threatening hyper-inflation by practicing so-called Modern Monetary Theory right before our eyes.
Leaving aside for a moment whether or not you believe COVID-19 was a hoax and whether you believe the recent protests and anti-police riots are justified or not, there’s a very practical reality facing each of us: we must survive. We have to provide for our families. Food and water. Shelter. Medical care. And, for the first time for many of us, safety – in a world where we’re sadly less confident that there will be a police response if we need one. Whatever side of the aisle you may be on or how you feel about the Marxist-lead social revolution we’re in we can debate another time. The point is simply this: America is facing existential crisis on several fronts.
The point is simply this: America is facing existential crisis on several fronts.
For most of us, “preparedness” has taken on a new meaning and sense of urgency. It was something we always knew we should be. The scout motto. Be prepared. If nothing else, the past few months have shown us the truth and value of that concept.
Nobody can predict what the next few months or years will be like, but if the last few months are any sort of guide, you should be ready to take actions to keep your family safe. What follows is a simple guide to get you started.
What you can and should be prepared for are things like:
a. Supply chain disruptions, regionally at least, if not nationally. What if Antifa-lead revolutionaries burn down and loot Amazon or Walmart warehouses (as unconfirmed internet rumors suggest they are planning). As we saw the severe shortages on toilet-paper and some foods during the early COVID-19 shut downs, the supply chain in the US can be made fairly fragile quickly. Food is at greatest risk, and while it might seem challenging to actually have 30 days of food on hand, that should be your minimum threshold.
Antifa’s & BLM protestors have explicitly targeted grocery and drug stores, as well as engaging in transportation disruptions by blocking freeways. Those techniques seem to work and to get them attention and supplies, so it’s prudent to expect more of that type of activity in the future.
b. Power, Water, Telecommunication grid disruptions. COVID-19 was an interesting crisis in that much of the country was in crisis-shut-down mode, but we never lost power, water or Internet. Our cell phones still worked. But with the height of summer kicking in, The Sun beginning to wake up in Solar Cycle 25 (combined with the earth’s severely weakened magnetic field) and social unrest due to protests/riots, you should have a definite plan for grid-down going forward. It’s key to plan for not having Intern/Cell phones in the least, and that means ensuring that everyone in your household knows the plan ahead of time, since direct communication in an emergency might be impossible. So, everyone knows the meet up point (probably home), the GOOD plan (where you’re going, the planned route to get there), and whom you’re communicating with on the outside if local communications go down (usually a friend or relative out of state acting as a hub to leave messages with).
c. Banking holidays or failures may be coming. One of the telling events in the very early stages of COVID-19 was an emergency message by the head of the FDIC imploring US citizens to leave their money in the bank.
If you can afford it, you should have 1 month’s worth of household expenses set aside in cash/liquid form. If you do decide it’s safer for you to keep your cash in a bank, then select a local/regional savings bank, with an AA or better rating, one that does NOT engage in or offer Investment Banking. If you walk into a Branch and they have an Investment-Banking or Money Management desk, walk out and find another bank. Investment banks that take depositors cash and put it into the stock market automatically put your $ at risk, since what money you have deposited there is the Bank’s money, you’re legally lending it to them.
A local bank that lends money to local business owners or home-buyers and does NOT offer equities investment services is your best bet to ensure any money you have in the bank will still be there should stocks crash.
What’s important to consider from a cash perspective is: what if ATMs didn’t work or were offline…due to a power grid failure, official bank holiday is declared, or social unrest, etc? So imagine that scenario. Tomorrow, the plastic in your wallet or purse doesn’t work. How will you pay for things?
d. Self-defense/Lack of Police Response Wherever you are and whatever the scenario, you need to be prepared to defend yourself, your family and your property. Due to Antifa & Black Lives Matter driven Defund The Police movements, Police are under attack as never before, and are busier than ever before. There are parts of the country right now, such as Seattle and now parts of Atlanta and Minneapolis that are effectively no-go zones for Police. 911 calls for robbery, assault, even rape are going unanswered in Seattle and the city has formally turned over several square blocks to Marxist thugs. In Minneapolis, sections of the city that are heavily Somali-Muslim aren’t being patrolled by cops (but instead by anti-American Islamic gangs). This isn’t hyperbole, this is actually occurring on US streets. So you need to be prepared to be your family’s form of self-defense and security, rather than relying on the police. Our boys in blue have a lot going on just now, so don’t be a burden to them if you don’t have to be.
Self-defense doesn’t always mean guns. In fact, if your household isn’t already armed and trained, it may be too late, as numerous gun stores are either sold out or in very short supply. If you do decide to arm yourself, please seek and gain firearms safety training and know your local laws.
Also recall that a good deal of self-defense has to do with Operational Security anyway: do your best to maintain a quiet, fairly anonymous and innocuous persona in your neighborhood. Don’t make yourself or your home a target for looters, rioters or thugs. That means you don’t need to brag to your neighbors that you have an underground bunker filled with a year’s supply of food and ammo. If you have that, more power to you, but keep in on the down-low.
Above all, know that we are going to get through this. As Americans, we have been through hard times before, from 1776 through the Civil War, Great Depression, 60s race riots and 9/11. We can take whatever the Marxists dish out and more. All that is required is that we renew our covenant with God, and adhere to our original principles: Liberty and Justice for all. If we do that, we shall prevail and ensure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, and that the first nation of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.
UPDATE: Here’s how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.
The coming Marxist revolution: CHAZ leaders are stockpiling weapons so — WHAT’S NEXT?
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