FEEDING THE BEAST 2*
note: time for the monthly earnings report. I'd like to thank everyone for the $136 from Amazon sales commission and the lone brave soul who bought one of my books for that $2 sale. Two minions stepped up and went all in with a "my crap got stole, yo" replacement fund, so my total donations went up to a total of $102-excellent. All in, $238. Not too shabby, for a cantankerous old bastard in the desert with a begging bowl, and just a few select loyal minions as readers. Big hugs to all!
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Yesterday we left off with you de-funding evil corporations as a litmus test of your character. I called bull feces. The one person fighting evil might perceive your worth as a warrior against evil, but if you have no dog in the fight it is apples and oranges. As I said, you aren’t funding evil because your perception is civilian collapse is occurring. The Evil is funding your preps. When the corporation is soon to be dead and the currency it values soon to be worthless, what is the point in combating the company? It is already a zombie, dead man walking. Same with the evil federal government. They are already extinct and don’t even know it. Why fight them?
Would I think that a guy combating evil corporations would make a good post-apocalypse warrior against outsider tribes? Hell, no. I wouldn’t trust his judgment. Now, look. I’m not blind to the other side of the coin. I know aggression against all odds is a trait a warrior must have, not that of superior analytics. But naked, unthinking aggression is a young mans game. Once hormone levels drop and aging kicks in, you had better be able to fight much smarter since you can’t fight harder. And those wage earners encouraged to oppress the evil corporations are by nature going to be those with age and experience.
You don’t want that demographic to be moronic attack dogs. We could go off on a whole other tangent on even whether barely bridled aggression was even a trait of hunter gatherer tribal warriors, or if it was a trait born and bred for nation state soldiers. I will say that one feature of a warrior is that of uncompromising dedication, if not the aforementioned unthinking aggression. A successful warrior cannot think TOO much. But neither should he think too LITTLE. I’ll leave that alone for another time. The point here is that picking the wrong enemy doesn’t get you extra points just because you were vicious in your attack.
The fact that the collapse of American Empire has been ongoing for fifty years does NOT mean that this event is proof of a stair step collapse. The American Empire is merely one of many Eurocentric nations rising and falling in the five century Western Civilization era. The only reason other failed empires are not MORE poor or even a failed state is because the current empire values their stability for its own survival. But the reason we won’t be as fortunate as Portugal or Spain or the UK is because with the end of colonies and carbon fuels comes the end of Western Civilization.
You can never time the true collapse, which is why you don’t act stupid and gun down the Sheriff since he might try to confiscate your stockpile sometime in the future. You don’t quit your job and activate your compound booby traps to catch any “revenuers“. And you don’t jeopardize your job out some principle soon to mean crap. We’ve talked about this. There really is no evil. There are winners and losers in the resource control game, but no one is evil per se. What, the Nazi interrogation of Jews was evil, but waterboarding a Muzzy isn’t?
Don’t be a dumb ass. A savage Indian scalping a White is evil, but giving the indigs smallpox blankets isn’t? In the end, your tribe does no wrong and other tribes do no right. But there isn’t good and evil, other than as a control mechanism against the populace. Slavery wasn’t evil when everybody did it, but suddenly it became evil when a former practitioner henceforth declares it to be an abomination? Are you even listening to yourself? Maybe you will be a good candidate for cannon fodder, if you are such an automaton.
Black Pilled’s video labeling evil entities and then judging you on your acceptance of this is NOT a survival tool. Ignoring the concept of evil and good, THAT is a survival tool. What we are engaged in right now is the construction of a lifeboat. For the survival of your family and tribe. You will, ideally, use any tool at your disposal to construct that lifeboat as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Remember, honor is a concept ONLY applicable to fellow tribe members. It is dishonorable to steal from your own tribe, it is NOT dishonorable to steal from outsiders.
Working for a “evil” corporation is about the benefit to your group, with no consideration how that effects outsiders. I can’t imagine why you think otherwise. By applying the old morality of fealty to the nation state, you are handicapping yourself and putting your group in danger, because the nation state is no longer your tribe. You might not realize this, but your former tribal leader the nation state certainly does. He no longer sees you as a tribe member, but as an outsider. Fail to see this, and you’ve lost before the real shooting war has begun.
There is ONLY morality amongst your tribe. NOT with outsiders. You might label this Darwinian or other insulting terms, but it is just tribalism. Which, yes, I still firmly believe in. I just recognize now hard it is to find worthy members for any tribe currently. The feedstock for that is seriously lacking. Your only concern now is building your lifeboat, and the welfare of your group ( even if it is only immediate, approved family rather than a actual tribe ). If you have time to boycott Dick’s Sporting Goods, fine. Don’t let that stop you from buying one of their loss leader items, however. The half price bullet doesn’t care if it came from a evil corporation.
The time for berserker combat is still in the future. Now is the time for rational planning and action. It is not rational to fail to paint your true targets of danger, out of sentimentality. It is great to pound your chest and loudly and proudly proclaim you helped to stop evil. There are no bragging points to providing enough food for your family. But what is more important?
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Smallpox transmits very poorly outside of human hosts and transmitting smallpox via infected blankets would be unlikely to be successful.ReplyDelete
just another lie
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I'm not disagreeing, but neither am I agreeing. In point of fact, smallpox killed off 90%+ of the Indians ( at least in the first wave-subsequent populations had more immunity so the mortality rate dropped after that ). The blanket story was probably more propaganda, kind of like "all our drone strikes were on wedding parties", but still has its uses as summation. By the time anyone got around to contaminating blankets, it had already been a hundred years or plus since the first waves of plague killed off most. So there was probably a lot of immunity, if not complete immunity. So, anecdotal.Delete
". . . still has its uses as summation."Delete
Right! I recognize that trope. It is the ol' fake but true position.
Sigh. Fine. Think of it as folk legend, then. As I used in its modern equivalent, drone strikes, perhaps out of thousands of attacks, perhaps something like, whatever, three weddings were hit. That does not change the fact that most of their thousands were okayed with faulty intelligence and more often than not innocents were killed. While technically the "wedding strike drones" is false, it is merely shorthand for "drones kill more civilians and few if any actual terrorists". You could say, all terrorists are freedom fighters and argue with that on a technicality, but essentially what you said is "when you invade a country, to you they are terrorists but to themselves they are patriots". Only a lawyer wouldn't agree on this short hand speech. Are you a lawyer? Now, having said that, can you say for a fact that the smallpox story is false? Are there primary source documents? To me it doesn't matter because the tale just rings untrue due to the timeframe. But you seem to be adamant about the authenticity. But can you say much past "it has a large probability of being untrue"? I agree with you on that. I tried to explain the context it was used in, but you wish to use the fact that it MIGHT not have happened exactly as described to refute my broader point. If I'm reading too much into it, my apologies. If not, I'm happy to have this discussion.Delete
"...because the nation state is no longer your tribe."ReplyDelete
That right there.
Defining tribe at this point is mostly useless for various reasons.
People change all the time. Someone that is my enemy today may be a tribe member tomorrow, and vice versa. Just depends on the current circumstances.
With all of that in mind, my current tribe consists of "me".
The potential next tier of my tribe includes my wife. After that, my 2 adult neighbors. These 3 people, my wife and 2 neighbors, "seem" to be on my side now but as I said that could change at any time.
There are other neighbors on my road that could very well be tribe members in the future but for now I keep everything tight against my vest because, well, they may be enemy in the future. No way to know right now.
Think of it like orienteering. You set your sight on a specific point on the top of a distance hill and you must get there no matter what. When you get there you will then be at a different perspective than before and better able to determine what your next goal will be.
As we get ever nearer a collapse or major emergency (distant peak) we will be constantly adjusting our views regarding tribe members and other things. Stay flexible.
Damn fine analogy on orienteering. But, wait. Didn't you just say the wife has been around twenty-two years or so? She can't be first tier?Delete
Great catch ghost sniper. I am second tier, my spouse and kids first, but other than that we are talking the same direction.Delete
do not fool with micosoft, so no email. will use this to mention;ReplyDelete
that there is a good article called 'the cosby status quo' at 'www.oftwominds.com'
says it is from coyote prime 'runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com' about the status quo and how justice is two tier, that for the rich and that for the poor.
one meme [not part of the article] said , for example, that if alfie evans, the dead english baby, had been named alfie beckham or alfie windsor he would still be alive.
because that is the status quo in this world.
I visited "can't fly". I loved the article on how by the price of a Bic Mac the economy contracted 10% in ten years. Good stuff-thanks.Delete
p.s.- your hair is fabulous.ReplyDelete
Then too. This system of dividing the nation into two giant tribes isn't working out so well either. Except that it's all a lie, and really it is made up of rich vs poor.ReplyDelete
Always been that way though...
Strange thought that popped into my head when I read your comment. I wondered if homeowner association locations matched voter patterns ( since they do represent rich bitch enclaves ).Delete
Dunno, I think those HOA's all belong in the Nazi tribe. Or yuppie scum tribe...Delete
as long as you remember the crazy hollywood types in homeowner association gated communities vote in their own peculiar fashion.ReplyDelete
when you look at the data take location into consideration.
I can't conceive of how anyone's mind functions if they buy in a HOA or make the rules on one, other than if they are keeping out non-whites or poor. To what other purpose? Of course, maybe I need to be evil to understand :)Delete
Exactly Deborah, around these parts you can bet they are zoned Republican in my county. Yet the same type HOA would be Democrat out say in San Francisco or Slicone ValleyDelete