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Sunday, July 23, 2017

yuppie scum 2 of 2


YUPPIE SCUM 2
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Yesterday we covered the devolution of Yuppies, their inevitability as the economy changed and the advisability of only pretending to be one.  The why of it is as obvious as can be-globalization, consumerism and employment are all on their deathbed.  You really want to sleep on those soiled sheets?  Remember we talked about trends being much older than you think they are?  By the time we see a trend it is in the rearview mirror.  The global economy crashing and burning because there are no longer jobs to be had to buy much of anything?  You think this is a new worry but by definition it had to have lasted long enough to be noted, so what you think of as new started long ago.  Really, how long do you think your job has?  Petroleum surplus is your job, but the oil price is down because no is burning it to produce and move goods, because there are no consumers, so your job is hanging by a thread.  To be a Yuppie you need a good job, don’t you?  Wouldn’t now be a great time to parachute out of Air Yuppie?

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Look, I know you’ve dated a lot of Dingus Teasers before.  They get you all hot and bothered and then leave you that way.  You got all excited about the Seventies Depression.  The Clinton Militia spectacle of burning babies and sniping nursing mothers got you thinking about joining McVay at OKC.  Y2K was a disappointing non-event.  We just stamped out another credit card to buy our way out of economic collapse in 2008, and Obammy The Race War Instigator too came to pass.  You are leery of panicking once again, or turning your life upside down over more scare mongering.  Deep down, you really think we’ll just kick the can down the road again.  So you stay living in YuppieTown, dating a Yuppie Prom Date, working with other Yuppies, driving a YuppieScumMobile to your YuppieMcMansion from your YuppieCubicleWarrior job.  Well, why?  It isn’t about timing the collapse ahead of time but about BEFORE its time.  We can all say, the collapse hasn’t happened yet.  But how many of us can say, I’m ready for it?  And if you are living a truly Yuppie lifestyle, how could you ever say that? 

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Yuppie Survival Scum pretend that they are preparing to Thrive, Not Just Survive.  Gott Im Hemmel, that saying chaps my ass as much as “I love you but I’m not IN love with you”, or “There is no I in team”, or the worst one “it is what it is”, all of which are code words for “hump you, but not hump me”.  Yuppie Survivalists START at prepping for Thrive, but never really get around to survival.  Which is what a Yuppie does.  They start at luxury and never work down.  They want to start at the top and never gaze down.  The proletariat are down there, after all.  If the price of staying away from poor people is staying in debt then so be it.  What’s wrong with renting everything ( their shelter, their health, their transportation ) if it’s in a better neighborhood, right?  Well, nothing as long as the spice flows.  If it doesn’t, well, oops.  If somehow someone could convince you in 1963 that the economy was going to get worse and you’d lose your job within ten years, would you stay living in the northeast manufacturing belt, or would you find rural land elsewhere that was dirt cheap and find another industry to work in?

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That is THE question I’m asking you now.   You can see the rustbelt in your crystal ball.  Do you leave the area soon to be mired in unemployment and crime, trading discomfort now for less later, or are you gambling the ten year timeframe is slightly off?  I think if you look at your future in this frame of reference you’ll see it makes no sense to continue in business as usual.  You don’t have to believe in Malthusian Collapse to understand “the rustbelt is coming”, now do you?  And wherever Yuppies dwell, that will be the new normal economic ground zero.  Yuppies were the shock troops back in the ‘80’s, the cultural transformation into an intangible economy.  Their demise will be the harbinger of the end of the intangible economy.  You can pretend that the economy can continue gangbuster style with automation ( robots will do our work while we live in solar panel powered luxury ), or you can see how the unemployed are treated now and take the real lesson to heart.  The intangible economy is actually already dead, the central banks broke from the last derivatives implosion, the Chinese out of soft coal to manufacture anything else, unemployment at 33% ( and Amazon offering 40% off Kindle Unlimited because evidently free books aren’t even affordable anymore ).  The corpse still twitches which is a poor reason to continue living the dream but, hey, whatever.

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Luxury is fine as a reward, as long as luxury is relative.  It used to be a luxury to go see the doctor, then it was thought to be a birthright.  We aren’t losing anything, just returning a “necessity” to a luxury.  Think back on the last ten people you just met or talked to and tell me that you still believe that everyone should have a universal right to medical care.  Chances are good nine out of ten of them would have done society a favor by dying on the original schedule.  If you or I die from lack of medical care, it sucks to be us, but it also is Darwin’s species survival.  The human race does emphatically NOT need Yuppies.  Long ago, if we were peasants and a dandied fat weak limp wristed aristocrat wandered our way and his death would arouse no suspicions, would he have survived the trip?  What do you think Yuppies are, if not worthless and weak spoiled evolutionary dead ends?  Why do you aspire to be one?  Because they got the first extra piece of pie as we dismantled the economy for fun and profit?  That gravy train is over, kids.

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Survive and thrive.  Words of the weak and pampered.  It isn’t enough you have a family, with enough to eat.  You have to have shopping as recreation, communication an excuse for entertainment, convenience more important than savings or health.  Your middle class existence is paramount, so divinely assured that not even a civilization collapse will be allowed to interfere?  What planet were you hatched on?  You live and breath conspicuous consumption.  Extra square footage, extra motor vehicles and mileage.  Extra everything, except common sense or restraint.  You think you can buy the illusion of imperial military might, warehousing ammunition, FLIR scopes and num-num rations?  Your job security is crap.  Your purchasing power is a fecal stain.  Your currency is in the process of being rendered impotent as our foreign oil runs out, the Saudi sands empty.  But you still have illusions of unearned wealth making your life even easier?  The economic growth since our industrial decline has been in oil consumption, and yet for twelve years conventional petroleum supply has been contracting.  The wealth pump is broken, and you think it will still work just for you?

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No one is celebrating living poor here.  Living poor can suck, even as it has its own rewards.  But living beyond your means is moronic, even if you get misleading feedback at first.  The empire is dying, the energy is running out, the cities are burning, and you think Yuppie ScumVille is the place to live?  You are an endangered species and the world will be better for it.  We bid you a fond farewell, only wishing you’d choke on your own fat swollen glands quicker.  Choke on your avarice and stupidity.  Sure, we taught stupidity for generations now, but when an idiot teaches you something, shouldn’t you unlearn those lessons?  What excuse can you have?  Of course you were mislead.  And the check is in the mail and I won’t ejaculate in your mouth.  Do you feel good about being lied to, hopefully running to the street mailbox every day, expectantly looking for that special paycheck?  Get over your disappointment.  Don’t worry, you’ll have many more.

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Confused by these last two articles?  Why?  If you want some obsequious slob to blow smoke up your ass, go to any other survival/prepper blog.  They have little shame-they’ll stroke your ego and excuse your hubris.  I’ll wait for you to return.  You know you will.  Once you experience the natural taste of honey it is hard to go back to snorting artificial sweetener from a trough, jostling for your position and waiting for the liver cancer.  I excuse your hateful backlash.  The truth hurts but it will set you free.  Peace.

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23 comments:

  1. Since 2008 that too ten percent have continued to thrive on the backs of "we who have lost our equity", the middle class. I go to any doctor, lawyer, plumber or auto mechanic and the hourly rate has doubled while ours has stagnated. I know enough "well to do" to know that many are miserable, over worked, basket cases, but it looks like they are having fun!

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    1. Show those doctors! Die on your own schedule and deny them that extra money.

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  2. Can you offer a suggestion on where I might purchase a small portion of the red wheat berries? I'd like to try it out before I make a major purchase to see how we like them.

    Also, rather than spend $40 for a grinder to grind that small portion, is there a less expensive way to grind it? Maybe a coffee grinder, or a blender, or food processor?

    I want to try the wheat you always suggest but just want to try it first and not drop a lot of coin. Friendly remender, though I have some decent coin to spend, I have it because I don't normally go spending it willy nilly on every whim that comes down the pike.

    As my ol' gray haired mammy said many a year ago, "Watch yer penny's son and the dollars'll take of themselves.", and truer words were never uttered.

    Thank ya kindly.

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    1. The first step is to try whole wheat flour from the store. I trust you've done this? If you can't stand it I would imagine even if better fresh, berries still might not be palatable. Next, go to a market that sells those bulk items from dispensers. They should have wheat berries. If that isn't available, there is this:
      https://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Spring-Berries/dp/B005CD39I0/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1500830457&sr=8-3&keywords=wheat+berries
      If not, you'll need to order through Wal-Mart, but that is a bigger sack at double or three times the price. Go through the web page and pick up at your store. To grind, yeh, a blender will suck but that is what most have available. Don't blame me if you break it-I've never tried it this way. If you do, have apiece of screen to sift out the chunks, to get actual flour. Perhaps coffee grinder to start, then the blender? I can only guess here, sorry. I've always had a grinder. But start at pre-ground flour from the store. $2 to $4 should be a minimal investment to experiment.

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    2. Here in the west where I live, you can find wheat, both berries and flour no problem, even at a regular grocery store such as safeway. I bought a small 28oz bag of spelt berries (Ancient wheat) at a local health food store for a small price, so try there if you can’t find it at a grocery store. Amazon and Walmart sell it as you say, but I’d try a health food store first to save on shipping.

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    3. OK, cool, thanks. I've tried whole wheat flour and prefer it. Same with the bread we buy. Haven't eaten white bread since the 70's. We have 2 coffee grinders, one is manual and the other is small electric. The manual one has an adjustment to the closeness of the 2 *gears* that equates to the size of the output. Sounds like it's similar to the description on the amazon grinder you recommend. I'll order the amazon stuff thru your link above.

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    4. Dammit! Forgot about health food stores. Haven't been in one for thirty years-too much processed soy crap for me to take them seriously. Out of sight, out of mind. Sorry.

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    5. Ghost sniper, a grinder will come in handy. Think the coronas are about $40 now. Pull the trigger on one.

      Nightshift

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    6. If you can stomach going to Whole Foods Marketplace, they have red wheat (and white wheat) in the bulk dispensers. The price should be less than $2/pound. Expensive to stock up that way, but cheap to try a small portion.

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    7. Damn people are pretty proud of their food.

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  3. "...or you can see how the unemployed are treated now and take the real lesson to heart."

    That was the biggest bitchslap for me - seeing how my wife was treated...like a supplicant. I wonder how many of your readers have been desperate, Jim. I think it's fair to say that few of us can imagine living in the Great Depression. Spoiler: you better have a tribe.

    Perhaps it's exactly what you're criticising but I DO NOT WANT to have to beg the State for crumbs!

    Keep up the good work. More often than not there are gold nuggets in your writing.

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  4. “it is what it is”
    I actually like this one, even though I can see how some would use it to look down their nose at others. To me, it's the realists motto. "I could pretend my poser infused honda is a race car and I'm swerving through the field at the Indy 500 but, it is what it is."

    -Novice

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    1. I've always encountered it when others excuse poor behavior, but I see what you are saying.

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  5. Jim,

    If you don't want to publish this comment that is fine. You might want to think about it a little for your self before letting the herd have it.

    re: the 2 cent ammo.

    1. 6.5x55 from Boston's Gun Bible...Swedish mauser: Because of minor design improvements and outstanding steel, these are the BEST 2nd gen. Mausers. ......most accurate and finest quality of ALL military turnbolts. If a Swedish mauser did not shoot 1 and 1/2 MOA it was rebarreled or rejected.

    2. Here is a Swedish 1942 mauser for only $111:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/672371339

    3. ONLY 2 cents a round for unfired brass that IS primed. Just pull that f***ing wood plug off.

    4. MAYBE the powder could be used. Research and careful, very careful trial and error would be required!!!!!!!!!!

    5. REAL survivalists would cast bullets for these cases.

    6. Powder can be bought fairly cheaply in bulk if nothing could be worked out with the pulled powder.

    7. This is a fantastic opportunity for a newbie survivalist. (Granted, one with some brains and prudence)

    Gone are the days of the $79 Mosin with 13 cent ammo.

    Hell, I even think about doing it myself sometimes.

    YKW
    MM

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    1. Could not find a Swedish mauser anywhere near that cheap.

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    2. Yeh, $400-$800 seems high. But if you do the math with the ammo??? Compare to the cheapest German Mauser in 8mm, about $300. The surplus ammo, even with powder cost, at thousands of rounds should compare favorable. It only takes about a thousand rounds of ammo to pay the increased rifle cost, if that. Just a thought. Oh, strike what I said about a group buy. You can just buy Yugo SKS's and twenty cent steel rounds. But the Swedish, for an individual, big savings.

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  6. To continue...

    It is true that I gave you shit for buying the 7.62x54r to scrounge parts for the 303.

    I have reloaded pistol, rifle and shotgun since the 80s.

    I also have cast extensively.

    The only sure thing, I repeat, the only SURE thing you get out of the Russian stuff is the bullets and powder.

    It is not worth it for all the work, time and money you have to put in it.

    ANYTHING CAN be done, but is it worth it to spend $50 to save a nickel?

    Reloading and scrounging parts consumes valuable time.

    Before the collapse I try to be smart with my money.

    After the collapse I am thinking my BIGGEST problem will be a CONTINOUS source of food.

    YKW
    MM

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    1. Well, as I said, at the time you couldn't buy powder at all with the shortages. So, yeh, 25cents a round is a bit steep for powder, but I just consoled myself with the free bullet. Less lead to worry about. Now, I don't know how difficult it would be to pry out the unfired primer to dig out the chemicals, but at a certain point someone could figure it out and at the least it would be a barter item. And besides, I wasn't buying 25cent powder at the time as much as security and peace of mind. I don't regret the purchases because of that. Remember, prep yesterday, right? If I was a smart minion, I would spend up to $300-$400 per Swedish rifle and buy ALL those rounds. Cast bullets is the easiest part of loading and no big deal. THAT would be a way of arming your group. I think your bringing this to everyone's attention was pretty damn cool. And you are right about the food afterwards. Revert to the historical mean.

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  7. You could pull the wooden bullet but i wonder about sizing/crimping the lead bullet back in place. I wonder how well that would work. Random thoughts.

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    1. For cast bullets you need to widen the opening slightly anyway, and I would imagine that would be sufficient

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  8. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for those words of wisdom to all the yuppie scum who have made my life miserable for too many years. You have enumerated all their faults better than I could have. You were channeling my inner angst.
    Today I went to the food pantry, being low on food before the next paycheck, not wanting to dig into the stash;and went through bullcrap with two privileged b_tches who treated me derogatorily and stuck to their anal retentive "rules" about what I could get. So wedded to the script, they couldn't be real humans. I was ready to ask why they are even in the human service field if they can't treat the struggling masses better than their purebred mut. But I restrained myself and remembered this is not worth the mouthing off results. I have better fights to fight. I was actually able to say a few sarcastic things quietly to myself but they heard it anyway. There is only so much you can take anymore with these self-absorbed control freaks. I'm usually living on the outskirts in no-man's land so I forget how insidious their ignorance is so I had to talk myself through it. So when they overhead and I never apologized or corrected myself but stood there with respect and holding my ground on their little self-imposed fiefdom, I gave them a reality check and they couldn't deny their "big fish in a little pond" insanity and they realized I wasn't drugged out, over medicated or stupid. And they backed down and started to treat me with respect. Cuz they knew I knew their game and wasnt going to accept it. Nonetheless, another episode in their insane self-importance play act. Too much waste of time and energy. They suck so badly, will never change. Can't wait till.it all goes away and they get sucked into the cesspool of collapse. The gap between reality and their fake lives is growing exponentially but they still haven't a clue. Please keep tapping into my inner hate and making me smile.

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    1. I don't know why too many people insist on not hating those who so richly deserve it. Welcome, Luke, embrace your dark side...:)

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