Napoleon said “never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself”. That would probably fit in nicely with Pogo’s “we have met the enemy and he is us” and “our own worst enemy”. In times of surplus poor leadership isn’t a consideration. Any leadership helps organize the resource extraction, and mistakes are amply compensated with that surplus. In times of resource contraction, all we are left with is yesterday’s poor choices coming home to roost, the natural inclination for only poor leaders to exist ( the smart ones see the problem and stay away-and keep that in mind while you wait for darling leadership to save us ) and only a mix of bad choices to pick from.
When all you have is bad leaders, the enemy does nothing BUT engage in the process of destroying himself. How could you get anything but Amazon, which loses money as a business model-and all the losers from the Enron era invest in that idea, when the entire retail sector was doomed ( there will always be trade and merchants, but we are in an era of baubles for their own sakes )? How can you have anything but Google and Facebook in an era where advertising is dying ( note to pussy prepper purveyors, your business model is doomed. For doomers, you would think you’d kind of already realize this ).
We all spend in inordinate amount of time decrying the state of the world, and I can’t deny we simply can’t help ourselves as this is just natural, but you’d better realize it is all mental masturbation. Things are the way they are because it is systemic, not because someone chose to do things wrong. We all rail against the Police State ( the deniers pretend we still have some time to go before it becomes full blown ), giving example after example about how poorly police act, never realizing the police are acting exactly how they are supposed to. I mean, Hello!
When an organization is being born, there is bloodshed. Rival warlords fight for dominance. When that organization is losing power, there is bloodshed. The system fights to protect itself. The police are not there to protect and serve citizens. They are there to preserve order. In a surplus era, order is preserved with a mere presence. In a contraction, as more segments lose funding, funding must be forcefully taken. That is from the law-abiding ( bullcrap high amount tickets are just another tax, and asset forfeiture is a tax on surplus ). The open warfare aspect is from areas of lost control mixing with those not yet lost.
All this talk about a police state and out of control police assassinations and the like all ignore our state of collapse. Just as believing electing a Republican can save the Republic ( which is already lost ), believing the police can be reformed is all reality denial. The Republic was lost long ago and we have the army of occupation which are in fact soldiers rather than LEO’s because we have already lost control of vast areas of territory. Those LEO’s in lightly populated areas don’t act as well as they do because they are part of the community rather than outside of it, but because the territory is not contested and they are not required to Go Military.
A recent movie out is “Wind River”. There is minor PC Princess moments which is about par for the course anymore, and the Feel Good motivation for writing the film is marketing BS, but it was a well done film for all that. My immediate take away from it was that the laws as set up were not some racist reaction to the plight of modern day squaws being raped and killed by Evil White Dudes, but rather exactly how you would structure things to minimize the resources needed to police huge swaths of land.
The jurisdiction distinctions and enforcement limitations pretty much mean that almost no policing gets done. Boom! Problem solved on policing umpteen however many thousands of square miles of land. It is cheaper to throw a little bit of money to the locals for the pretext of law enforcement and then effectively ignore the whole region. That frees up troops to battle the Blacks in urban areas. Indian reservations are already triaged areas. As are the ghetto proper areas. All our paramilitary does is battle in the areas of the borders, between the ghetto and suburbia. And if you are in too poor of a White area that is Borderland, you are triaged now also.
The whole “let the enemy destroy himself” is a caution. A caution to both accept reality as it is rather than the fantasy you want it to remain, and to accept you need to be away from these areas where the state is fighting for control. As much as I poo-pah the whole “redoubt area is paradise” BS that is troweled on extra thick by economically failing Yuppie Scum Survivalist industry spokespersons, for all the issues ( vast areas soon to meet no transportation fuel, water, dead soil ) at least one thing is going for a lot of Western desert. The area has been triaged and you will for the most part be left to your own devices.
Don’t fight the system. Don’t stay in an area that is just going to get worse, don’t be anything other than obsequious to the military personnel occupying your area and shaking you down for extra wages. Don’t depend on a failing currency or a job soon to be outsourced or eliminated. Don’t join a paradigm that is being resource stripped by the elite ( college or auto debt, mortgages, etc. ). The system is already failing. It has for fifty years. Now, its decline increases in velocity. Move out of its way. Don’t try to stop it. Let it implode onto itself. I mean, damn, dude! You know enough to stay out of shrapnel range, don’t you? Nuff said.
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Jim, good analysis again as usual. Townies and centers of business-government institutions will be tightened up by whatever occupation forces are in place or assumes control. If a minion is wise, like Jim, and gets to the hills, there will only be "range justice" that is also very dangerous, but of a different stripe with same fundamentals. I try to muddle along as things hold up but must be mentally prepared to burn my "old" check book/debit/credit cards/financial records in a camp fire to stay warm. Expectation of an at least 50 percent or more of lost wealth and material property is to be mentally gamed for. I watch foreign t.v. like bbc/france to glimpse reality for people from sporty places like syria, africa, ukraine etc. Interesting times. Thanxs Jim!ReplyDelete
I know I keep repeating the same fundamentals, but I find when I read different sources on the same item I eventually understand it better. Just trying to come from all angles to increase awareness.Delete
Yes master Bison. Your re explaining or describing things in different context or scenarios is most helpful for all of the different minions to wrap their head around a topic. I must sometimes keep looking at a subject over and again after a time to come to a "better-best" answer. This normalcy bias, msm-info pollution in my head has a negative effect on clear thinking and sound decisions. (bad news when under duress in shtf/collapse)Delete
The best thing you can do is cut off all msm news. It is hard-it took me years. But I'd go for hours switching between TV channels and get absolutely zero news out of it, or I'd follow a link to plow through tons of ads and get nothing but an expanded headline out of it with no analysis ( other than "Trump is evil""guns are evil""Whites are evil" that didn't even make sense in the context of the subject. After a time it was easy to avoid 99% of the crap. Even old standby sources like Wired mag does barely better. I started thinking much clearer.Delete
"Indian reservations are already triaged areas." IMHO these places are the rural equivalent of inner city ghettos. I have visited several and the casinos and tourism trade do provide them an influx of money for now, but there are so many desperately poor behind the scenes where I have visited that the chances of being a crime victim is significantly higher behind the scenes in those places than anyone would like. The tribes all now seem to have their own law enforcement too, who concentrate on the touristy areas and places with money with tribal law being as enforced as more common federal and state laws... Tribal laws you might know nothing about....ReplyDelete