By: Jeremiah Johnson, SHTFPlan |
In the days following the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the country is in an even more precarious position than it was in 1776. We face a situation of a fiat currency about to collapse as the consumer-based economy follows. Whether orchestrated by our imperialistic government or following actions of a hostile foreign nation (prompted or unprompted) the government will gladly enter a war to “cleanse” the balance sheet and cull the herd. Concurrently, the country is deeply divided domestically along lines of racial unrest.
The country also faces a threat to its existence in the face of Muslim extremists who are fostered by the traitorous socialist-Marxists in our government who enabled their entry under Obama as protected “refugees.” U.S. policy in every arena is a chariot drawn by horses with no driver, jerking toward the “Blues” of the socialist Democrats or the “Reds” of the socialist, pseudo-Republicans in the domestic quagmire, the Circus Maximus partially in ruin after years of Barack Hussein Obama II’s reign.
The superficial and superfluous, in the meantime, becomes the public focus and hence the distraction: “Simulacra and simulation,” so to speak. The majority have gone forward in their consumer-driven Habitrail according to the sacred Hallmark Calendar…the one that has a “THX-1138 Consumer Day” at least one day every month. The one with a fixed venue: everyone left the house to shop, to eat, to plan on the big barbecue in the afternoon. Finally, in the evening, everyone then piled into the cars to watch the fireworks. Then they all went home, to mount the treadmill again in the morning.
The fireworks: thousands of tons of them, made in the People’s Republic of China. It was a perfect, patriotic display, complete with “Ooh’s” and “Aah’s” as the Communist-Chinese fireworks simulated the rockets’ red glare and the bombs bursting in air. Make no mistake: it is nighttime, and although our flag is still there, the country that it symbolizes is not whole anymore. We have become an entitlement nation, where those who did not work and contribute to the system believe they are entitled to the fruits of those whose labors enable the country to keep chugging along.
The government believes it is entitled to what those who pay taxes earn. And those who support the system? We believe that we are entitled to reset everything based on the merits of hard work and conservative values: an automatic, bloodless reset. All these “entitlement” mindsets, forgetting that everything is cyclical. We are at the end of the cycle for the United States. We peaked long ago, and now we are deep in the decline-phase. The Founding Fathers summed up in words what we are truly entitled to…a loss of our freedoms following the moral and societal degradation that we have allowed as a nation. Some fostered it (the Marxists) and we the conservatives allowed them to do it.
We didn’t put a stop to the degradation that occurred through the decades, and this is the result. A law-abiding people is most easily controlled by the law. There is no news today! There is no coverage over what is happening in the rest of the world! Where was the coverage…live…when the Egyptians were fed up with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood and enlisted the aid of the army…and aided it, rioting in the streets to oust those extremists that Obama allowed to take power? Where was the true coverage of the coup d’états we fostered, supported, and enabled in Ukraine and in Libya? No, the “coverage” is limited to the lives of tabloid celebrities and distortions of any objectivity. Why?
To keep the citizens dumbed down, uninformed, working, taxed, consuming, mesmerized by sports and sex, and stultified to prevent them from taking any action against a government that is becoming more tyrannical, more repressive by the day.
The media obfuscates: they aid, and in turn are aided by, the government. Benghazi, Libya. An embassy of the United States destroyed, and the ambassador and four members of his consulate killed, and nothing…nothing…has happened to the perpetrators. The Secretary of Defense just released a report that the armed forces of the United States are in severe disarray and lacking both manpower and materials. Most of us (the conservatives) are recognizing all of this.
Thomas Jefferson wrote about the Tree of Liberty.
The situation was arrived upon because the populace overall does not take any personal responsibility. That reason covers the entire spectrum of the basis for the entitlement mentality. Conservatives have lied to themselves, saying “It’ll all balance out eventually,” or “We’ll just vote the bums out of office and it’ll be made right,” or “Somebody will take care of it.” The “somebody” needed to be us. The problem is that Americans don’t sack the Curia or burn down the Bastille. Americans fear the lack of law-abiding action, fear the potential for anarchy.
But anarchy can also take form when the law-abiding do not put a stop to the lawmakers and their machinery turning a Republic into a tyranny: the controlled, purposed anarchy that follows is an anarchy of lawless laws, that only serve to empower the powerful and subjugate the subjects.
The payment of taxes serves to feed the jailers and build the ever-growing cage of surveillance and control that is inexorably tightening upon society and every citizen. The 8-year destructive actions of Obama left the country on the verge of collapse and war, with only agonal breathing on its deathbed: the country visits its own wake. Now we have an administration that supplies the formerly anaerobic society with about 4 liters of oxygen per minute when a full 16 is called for: a “watered-down” Republicanism with fifth columnists preserving Obamacare and that hand of government control is still tightening on the throat of the people. The hand is a mail gauntlet with the thin veneer of a velvet overlay.
In just 3 ½ years, that velvet will fade, and the gauntlet will fully and openly reemerge once more. If we make it for that length of time. In truth, we face a larger problem that we have never encountered since the country’s founding. We face the dual threat of war (orchestrated or otherwise) and a concurrent collapse of the economy, complete with civil war/social upheaval domestically. The funeral dirge has been playing awhile, now.
Bottom Line: All of this is the planned and deliberate globalists’ agenda: to destroy the United States from without and from within, by any means necessary.
To truly celebrate the “birthday” of the United States, it will have to be “born again.” The possibility exists that this means being born from the ashes of what remains after it hits rock bottom…through warfare, internal collapse, or a combination of both. Society (and the stance of individual men) are both fragile things. We also face the problem of needing to act, but it may be too late to act until everything is taken to the ground. What will emerge from that is then up to those who survive the initial event. Food for thought, on the day after Independence Day, perhaps at the Twilight’s Last Gleaming.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.