Thursday, July 23, 2015

follow the leader 3


Our glorious leaders thought they had a handle on social unrest by introducing the Welfare State ( in the Great Depression, it was the Workfare State ), the cheapest way in a socioeconomic sense to placate the excess population.  And it worked.  Look at most of the Appalachians and almost any other economic rural craphole, full of dilapidated shacks boosting satellite dishes in the back yard and rusted car bodies in the front.  Disability checks and Food Stamps are THE industry keeping money coming in ( the few jobs that survive eat off of that income stream-the only real jobs besides those are resource mining controlled by a far away corporation but those are mostly jobless activities, a colonial operation ).  This is deliberate.  Any less and the South would actually rise again.  The welfare is to sedate sedition.  But things didn’t work out that way in the urban areas.  The inhabitants weren’t content to take their federal bribe and passively entertain themselves through television.  The urban inhabitants were pissed off Blacks who had all emigrated from better places with the promise of factory jobs and been led into ghettos as you would corral a predator into a trap, and they knew it.  The welfare calmed the riots, but the long term resentment was still there.  The illegal drug trade drew in the malcontents, where once militant agitation had.  In effect, by ramping up the War On Drugs to employ the FedGov police who had been previously created trying to avert rebellion, the government created a revenue stream to ramp up crime, a perpetual employment scheme to grow the Police State ( and many feel this was a deliberate construct as the illicit drug trade benefited the bankers and the intelligence agencies.  It could have been deliberate, or just synchronicity ) and the High Crime Economy in cities.


I wouldn’t attribute all this to a giant conspiracy theory.  More unintended consequences and opportunistic latching onto money schemes by greedy and employment security conscious entities.  But needless to say, the end result was a huge explosion of crime at the same time our economy tanked with the removal of Saudi Arabian oil.  The behind the scenes forces had already been put into place, it wasn’t an organic spontaneous reaction.  Suddenly, it wasn’t so easy being a survivalist.  The city was no longer safe.  Crime was the new normal.  No longer muggings or burglaries confined to the bad section of town, crime was now part and parcel with city living.  When those in power needed a cheap labor force they enticed rural Blacks into the industrialized North.  Then when economic contraction and the Vietnam draft exploded into race riots, the welfare state was used to pacify the masses ( either way, money was introduced as a bribe ).  But as soon as that happened, the PTB screwed it all up by shutting down all the factories as soon as oil prices quadrupled.  Selling illicit drugs was the only economy left outside welfare payments.  You see this now in rural areas with crack cocaine, but the urban areas started forty years earlier.  Where cities once saw militant Blacks agitating for equality and money, they are now better armed, even more agitated and have undergone a decades long Darwinian elimination process through continual warfare, stronger than ever.  Crime pays way too much nowadays.  So you get more of it.

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  1. I think the main thing that should re-stated is that crack moved into the ghettoes (and the American landscape) in the 80s. Until that time if you wanted to smoke cocaine, you had to freebase it (which was a complicated process). Crack made smoking cocaine really simple, cheap, and it captures a person way more than snorting the stuff.

    Everybody talks about meth in white communities (ghettoes?) nowadays. Meth is the 'speed' of the 70s and 80s. Same crap - different name. For a brief instant, people called it 'crystal', but 'speed', 'meth', its all the same. That stuff is ripping white people up just as bad as crack ripped up black people.

    Last but not least, there has always been a sweet spot for opium (well, lets just call it heroin) in all cultures. We've got it worse here in America that we've ever had it before. No - I'm not talking about junkies with needles hanging out of the arms. That's been around for a long time. I'm talking about regular middle income people (and certainly lower income and higher income too) being caught up in taking Oxycontin pills. Everybody is high on synthetic heroin these days (which, lets face it, that is exactly what Oxycontin is). Everybody talks about their 'pain' and so the doctor gives them Oxycontin.

    BTW - I'm definitely not anti-drug. Actually, I'm pro legalization of everything.

    But mix unions being greedy and shooting their members in the foot with bargaining that pushed businesses to offshore, along with US trade agreements that allowed for American business to do their manufacturing abroad and then have it imported back with very little penalty, and then the trends we've seen in how drugs have evolved in the last 25+ years, and you have an absolute recipe for disaster.

    The welfare state only exacerbates this whole thing (and btw, FACT: there are more whites on welfare than blacks). Sure, everything just keeps on trucking along with various peaks, valleys, triumphs and failures. But the moment that JIT inventory hiccups, a serious pandemic arrives, and/or some kind of other blight that knocks out crops hits us....our meager preparations will be worth way more than anything.

    Everybody is screwed. We survivalists....a little less so. But this is going to get really ugly.

    1. I had no idea that was what Oxy was-no wonder it is so popular. Opium den in a pill. I'm a bit out of touch drug wise. Other than LSD my only use was marijuana. And in Cali, that used to be close to legal. Only good thing about that screwed up place. At least the crowded animals in the zoo got to take their Soma.

  2. Question James?

    When you went to find these parcels that you bought sight unseen, did you ever have any trouble finding them?

    How did you know where it was? Was it well marked by your real estate guy or someone else?

    1. No problems. Back in the day, the gals at the court house ( property records or whatever they call it ) printed out a few maps for you for a nominal fee. You counted the roads on the grid map, then another map had each parcels width in feet. They aren't accurate enough for legal purposes ( to stake out an acre, an insane price of $800 was just quoted me by the surveyor dudes-I think they prefer the big corporations business, although they were cordial enough ), but if you don't mind the corners being off by a couple of feet, good enough. Today, that is all online at the county website. My only problem was finding out how much easement goes on each side of the road. I believe the road plus the easements on each side total fifty feet, but I couldn't find confirmation. If you build in the middle of the lot there shouldn't be a problem, but you never know.

    2. Thanks James. I'm going to try and get GPS coordinates as well, but that's mostly so I can see what I'm “telebuying”.

      That is a concern, as far as building on the wrong lot. But if I don't go with a trailer, (And I don't think I will since they're not winter friendly) I'll probably go with a small building on skids so that I can drag it a few feet for “adjustment” if need be.

      My primary concerns would be with a cistern or root cellar, since you won't be moving one of those so easily. Surveying would be the best, but not worth a third the price of the land.

    3. To get one of my 40 surveyed would run about $5k when I talked to the surveying companies in the area - and that if I was willing to wait for it to be convenient for them. So when I talked to the neighbors and told them about the fence and asking if they wanted to double check the border. Since they have thousands of acres, they just shrugged and said as long as it is feet and yards not thousands or hundreds of them off, they didn't really care. So I measured best I could giving them what I thought was a little extra on all sides. I was off a little more than I thought on one side giving them a bit more than I wanted to on that side- and a little too much the wrong way by a little less on another. Close enough for the ranchers.

    4. Not sure why they think this is untamed Indian infested land they are going on to survey.

    5. 12:52- on an acre at 150 feet wide, if you are off even by ten feet, and your hole in the ground is in the middle ( the depths are easy to figure as the parcels are back to back with a road on either side so you just measure half way to the next road ), you can't go wrong. I know it sucks "giving up" even a foot of your hard won land, but surveyor prices are the cost of the backhoe for a ten by ten hole.

    6. Exactly.
      But the expense of surveying is part of the reason small parcels of land cost so much on a price per acre level.
      That's why I was happy to get 40 - big enough to have a good price per acre, not so big the total price was too much, big enough that most zoning doesn't apply in most western states, small enough to fence and monitor / patrol easily big enough to have spots that cant be seen from the road or other borders.
      I am fairly happy with the arid prairie piece I got. ;-)