SYRIA SCARE 2*
note: I've added more to the Bison Bulk Blog https://bisonbulk.blogspot.com/
Why are you reading the main stream media? Do you enjoy your communist programming? Do you secretly pine for Comrade Hilary? Do you really think the Left will give two hoots about the working class or the poor? Really? What does the Left push, above all others? Immigration ( and it’s inbred kissing cousin diversity ). Flood the land with little brown people, because White Boys are so evil that the scumbags like you and I don’t deserve to have a job. And who benefits from that? The corporate overlords that never met a real purchasing power wage decrease they didn’t heartily approve of ( and if minimum wage gets in the way, we’ll just tack on an extra ten percent mandatory insurance tax ).
The main stream media isn’t so much progressive or communist ( although, obviously, they are. The Left media used to be used to push the right wing pro-corporate anti-worker viewpoint, until the Left slowly eased into that view themselves, at which point the media just went full on Left so the dumbed down population was no longer confused by the seemingly different political parties. Remember, the parties are no longer left or right, but Imperial now ) as it is a propaganda arm of the elite used to herd all the cats into the chute for fleecing. All the “news” that isn’t fit to print should be avoided for this reason.
Have you convinced yourself that you’ll be misinformed if you don’t watch the news? I’ve tried alternate sites such as the Arab, Russian and French news, and I don’t think they offer anything either. I seem to be, mostly, well enough informed by following others news analysis. Let them wade through the lies and bombast and condense it for you. Places like Burning Platform and Zero Hedge. This way I mostly avoid the MSM, and such “stories” as the low stockpile of Australian gasoline. Is that even news, or News Filler?
After the ’08 crash, when oil got up to $150 a barrel, a lot of our artificial fertilizer companies went overseas for cheaper manufacture, and never returned. Half of our fertilizer needs to be imported. Add in the half of the oil that also comes from overseas. We are NOT food independent for just this reason. Where did I read about this? Not from the MSM. It was analysis from an independent. Now THAT is news, not the fact that Oz outsourced gasoline refinement. Sure, that is a bit retarded, on the face of it. But far less moronic then allowing money to be placed high above food security in importance like the US did.
And just how important is gasoline to the Australians? In America, where we built an entire infrastructure for cars and suburbs, the lack of gas would be crippling. It is my understanding that most other countries have a far better public transportation system than we do. Do they, Down Under? I have no idea. But I’m willing to bet that they are less vulnerable, never having had an embarrassing glut of oil like we did and they never built up the continent under some delusion gasoline was a renewable resource. And they probably didn’t dismantle their rail system, or turn a third of their grain into a sub-par fuel.
Which brings up my last point, that of transference. Which also ties in with the dangers of following the MSM. I’m not aware of a rulebook for the regular media, but there does seem to be a across the board similarity in all of the news. Perhaps all the media owners ( I believe there are only about a half dozen now ) were former Skull And Bones members and still meet regularly? Anyway, they all seem to be cheerleaders of American Exceptionalism, bright eyed optimists or else really great liars.
Calling the Australian vulnerability of gasoline a problem does several things. It makes the issue a lack of investment rather than a systemic problem, as if just having more refinery capacity makes up for the production decline globally ( way over half of producers saw peak production long ago ). It gives Americans ( except Californians, of course ) a sense of satisfaction that they will never run out of refinery capacity. And it gives gravitas to the Great World Syrian War. Why, golly gee, if we don’t bomb Syria back to the Stone Age, our cousins in Oz might not be able to continue with Happy Motoring!
Well, what a tragic shock that would be! Why, if gasoline prices rose in the US, a couple of Mexican’s might be laid off from an RV assembly line! And banks would lose profits from a lack of SUV loans!!!! Where does the insanity end? Now, look, I understand that just because I don’t have a car, and I live in a small town, doesn’t mean refined fuel prices and availability don’t effect me. My groceries are shipped in from a farm using carbon fuel inputs to grow the industrial food I buy so cheap.
Which is exactly why these kinds of articles cheese me off, ignoring Peak Oil in favor of its symptoms which in the great scheme of things don’t matter unduly. Focus on a small problem to safely sweep the larger one under the rug. You might have thought an article like this helps everyone understand our global predicament of finite resources and overpopulation, but really it is part of the smokescreen. Which is why I get so uppity over the focus of these kinds of “news” stories in the prepper community. Princess Preppers who constantly worry about all the short term stockpile items ( such as gasoline ) and ignore the larger issues. Because, you know, Business As Usual!
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>> I’m not aware of a rulebook for the regular media, but there does seem to be a across the board similarity in all of the news.ReplyDelete
I'll post this before someone else does :)
"This is extremely dangerous to our democracy"
I love the near top comment-somebody please hug me.Delete
Yes indeed, a perfect example of the results we have gotten from the "Citizens United decision".Delete
Now we have the Koch brothers, openly stating that they alone are putting $400 million into 2020...
Because, you know, we don't have enough free market to lower their costs.Delete
Now that truth has been eradicated from the politico/media/corporate lexicon it is every man for himself. But then, that's what it's been all along from the beginning of time. If you don't look out for yourself then there is no hope for you.ReplyDelete
Throughout the 20th century the gov't mantra was that they will take care of us and we believed them, mostly cause of WWII and there seemed to be an effort to do so, but that all started going south in short order. Now, if you expect gov't assistance you may get killed. Best to just stay away from everything gov't by at least 2-3 steps.
Kinda depressing to get old and know that not only are the best years of my physical life behind me but also that the entire society is going to hell. Sometimes I wonder what will expire first, me or the country. And sometimes I don't care.
I think I'll outlive the society. At least by a few minutes :) It is hard to get any sense of reality, living in the echo chamber, but something tells me things are exponentially worse than even I think on my bad days.Delete
> I think I'll outlive the society. At least by a few minutes :)Delete
My guess is that everybody in Elko knows who you are because there are some wanabee survivalists there too (Homer Simpson voice : "damn internet !") and they can't keep their mouths shut about you.
It's probably what explains the raid on your B-Pod best.
Now in the first minutes of SHTF you'll be OK because people will fight for the last Twinkies to the death (Black Friday with guns) and stupid neighbours will attack each other just because they can, harassed to do so by their hatefull wives. Multi-generational feuds ensue (for those who will survive the first few weeks...)
After the first day everybody will feel like big losers (because that's what the primary fear is about SHTF, and survivalists know this because that's something they already experienced once, somehow, and vowed not to experience it ever again).
After the third freeze dried meal blew out their terminal sphincters and the painful calculation of how many food they have left (the quicker the calculation the worst loser they are) they will turn their nefarious attention to the no-nonsense people, who have normal stuff in their pantry.
At first they'l try to establish "alliances" because "Game of Thrones" is what s in their head, and it will lead nowhere (re: the neighbour commitee scene in "The Trigger Effect").
Then they will attack because people have invested far more in guns and cartridges than in food and heating reserves, and thus they turn against Lord Bison.
As long as they don't coordinate and make a simultaneous attack you have a good chance of shooting them at a distance. A maimed attack group might be preyed upon by others, but only for their guns & ammo, since like everybody else they wouldn't risk the high adrenalin of violence until they have nothing left to eat.
Perhaps mobsters have a bit more foresight and posess a rudimentary command structure, forcing the weaker elements to risk death *before* hunger or panic kicks in.
In the end all you have to do is keep them at bay for days until they all turn so hungry they'll start to feed on each other (it will completely obvious by then, especially in a culture where meat has always been commonly available and not culturally loaded with religion like in India, Islam or Jewish culture). I also suspect that those who have no bullets will try to contribute their sexual organs (or that of their teenage family members-no pun-) in a desperate bid to integrate a functioning community by degrading themselves to slave/prostitute level. Like in any refugee camp, really.
By then the wolrd will be divided between those who are not well in their heads because they resorted to eat humans (like in the Rapa-Nui movie set in Easter Island, which is one of the few movies truly about societal and ressource collapse) and the happy few.
If the happy few make it, after months of siege, then a new society emerges based solely on competence, because at this point sheer luck has been crushed by repetition. You can't simply be lucky *every single day* (and odds worsen by the hour).
Where survivalists stand a good chance is that they are already somewhat psychologically hardened by their paranoia and obsessive disorders.
Yeah I forgot to add, about the baddies attacking at night : nobody has FLIR scopes in real life but car lights and batteries will be ubiquitous. Means to recharge them will not. In the end Lord Bison wins because of his solar panels.Delete
He might even have such a surplus of energy that he can taunt them with feel-good songs of the past, like "What the world needs now is love, sweet love" :)
You're too generous with happy songs. I was thinking I'd play the Doors, The End on a continuous loop. I need to check out that Easter island movie you speak of, I've never heard of it. I loved you long analysis. You do them well.Delete
>> I loved you long analysis. You do them well.Delete
Oh but it's because you inspire me to do better :)
Same here. A nice symbiotic relationship.Delete
Yeah, just consider yourself personally as an "enemy of the state". The (ENTIRE) media/deepstate shadow government/corporatist entities are directly and even on ignorance of each others operational capabilities indirectly operating on their (no interest for you or society) agendas of self profit, self promotion, and even self pleasuring in the most profane manner. It's tentacles are so vast and deep, a black flag operation of enormous size and casualties is nothing more than a curiosity akin to a trash can fire. "they-it" would not even spill a drop from the coctails or be delayed from dinner engagements on account of minions or flyover country problems.ReplyDelete
Right, I don't think we are witnessing factions of the deep state in battle, but more like each one blissfully unaware as they stack dollars as quickly as possible. It would explain a lot of confusion and incompetence.Delete
Yep Jim, kinda like mafias operating near each other's territorries. There usually ends up with turf wars and friendly fire incidents/casualties/ruined careers-families-lives, but in the end everything is covered up with a trowel full of spackling shit, and on to the next soundbite-news cycle.Delete
Gov is Mafia. A long running trope of the Libertarians/Constitutionalists ( even though that is a well misinformed group since the Constitution was the fed coup from the Confederation ). Becoming reality near you. It has been an interesting ten years.Delete
In a very short time, expect introductions of social credit scoring as it is in test phases in China. The system is nearly complete in total self aware linkage and with a master control device or entity, (A.I. will perform it cheaply,efficiently,ruthlessly without any qualms) a minion that wants to yelp publicly about his rights wearing an Info Wars t-shirt will be drone striked by autonomous bots. Pile more dirt on your pods to limit detection, stay off the grid-literally.ReplyDelete
Thirty years ago we feared SKYNET but now that we know it's being programmed by Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, it would make for pointless entertainment while we starve.Delete
Robot Fail Comiplation
Because at this point in our civilisation we doesn't require SKYNET to take us down. Just don't allow food & gasoline to be shipped to urban areas...
Yes, I guess Skynet isn't much of a threat when you have driverless cars running over pedestrians and the Microsoft blue screen of death.Delete
So you deleted your bison bonus blog?ReplyDelete
It was sitting there idle, taunting me and reminding me of my recent failure to write more. I saw nothing worth saving. One day I'll pick up the hermit book again, after I revamp it. No one cared about movie reviews. And the other book chapters are already published as BBB's. I'll add to this blogs article if I come across free books. I had posted a note for tomorrow-you beat me to it.Delete
Australia would be hurt with high gasoline prices. If I remember correctly, their population is about the same as Los Angelos, but their land area is similar the continental U.S. Their population centers are mainly along the coast lines, so supplying materials requires long trips across the land.ReplyDelete
If most freight went by rail, the continent size shipping would matter less, then the coastal concentrations also are an advantage. I'm pretty sure the US is alone giving up on rail and concentrating on semi long haul.Delete