YOUR SKIN IN THE GAME
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We’ve talked about this a lot, but not for some time ( if my memory serves ). The utter stupidity of people and how that will endanger you. We are surrounded by stupid. It is almost a religion. People take pride in sharing the opinion of stupid people, saving them the trouble of thinking. And then think they are smarter than everyone else. It really simply boggles the mind, even though smart people shouldn’t get too complacent since they still do stupid stuff. And obviously there is no cure for stupid, since we removed the Darwin Feedback Loop, protecting people from their own stupidity.
I’m not going to go all in and write a 678 page book on examples of people being stupid, since that would just cover A through Ce, and take me a lot of time. You just need to look out the window. Stupid engineers, stupid politicians, stupid ghetto pukes, they all clamor for your attention trying to do the stupidest crap. I don’t believe IQ’s dropped because we let in Other Colors into the country. Not that this helped matters any. But when you reward stupid, you get more stupid. It is pretty simple. People will get a lot smarter overnight when they see over people getting smack-downed for being stupid.
I stumbled on to a video of some guy in Australia hitting a stupid bitch. It was a glorious joy to behold. Not that I’m down with smacking gals, because unlike stupid dumb bitches libbers, I understand the biological difference between the genders and respect that. But you can’t claim this gal didn’t deserve it. After a bit of road rage, two gals, with a baby on board, started throwing crap at the car that had been in front of them and then slowed down too much for their liking. One imagines alcohol was involved. The guy gets out at the stop light and confronts one of them, with crossed arms and a smirk, by smacking her a good one across her stupid face. Then of course he has to pretend he was fearful and claims she had a sharp pointy thing in hand, just to try to minimize the rape the justice system is going to inflict on him.
This is the kind of thing that we should see far more of. You act stupid, bam! Bitch be lucky he only threw one punch, instead of squatting over her and pummeling her face until blood started spurting. Out of a million acts of stupidity, one gets its just reward, and instead of awarding the guy lifetime tax exemption he’ll be screwed. Of course, you know, greed. The state justice system is rewarded with extra wealth by making vigilante acts illegal, so nobody gets any home grown anti-stupid medicine. The same reason they let in waves of unwashed OtherColors to jack up the crime rate and real estate prices, strip the land like locusts and usher in domestic collapse faster. It pays.
I’ll stop there. It is just to illustrate that since encouraging stupid makes the right people money, nothing will stop or reverse the trend. Let’s move on to the apocalypse. You, as a normal human that yearns for tribe as a basic evolutionary urge, having been unable to accept the fact that you cannot give out the privilege of tribal security unless the members earn your trust and display loyalty, allow family and friends in, just because they are the least worst candidates. You drank all the Kool-Aid about needing a tribe for the die-off. Now, granted, NOT having a tribe blows. The reason we were tribal for a hundred thousand years ( or longer-not a huge point ), before evil ag ruined us with religion and government, was because it works.
But like all cultural activity, you need an infrastructure behind the behavior to make it work. Kids used to be raised by two parents because divorce was outlawed. People are no better or worse now, they just were not allowed to act as bad as they wished. Tribes worked because people were raised to believe that the tribes welfare came first, in order that you alone were less vulnerable. If anyone was silly enough to ignore that, to show anything other than blind loyalty, it was goodbye Irene, and don’t let the lions chew on your vulnerable ass on the way leaving. That reinforced to the others how stupid it was to act in any other way ( and this wasn’t a leadership decision, this was the vote of every tribe member, whose safety was assured by tribal unity ).
Today, you have multiple generations who have no concept to loyalty to any entity except for he who pays them the most. We are mercenaries, switching allegiance at a whim. If Big Daddy Obammy promises us a free cell phone plan, well then, screw Whitey. We’s be all up in dat mofo’s face wid da Knock Out Game, yo! If our states pension fund was only saved from being nuked from orbit by the fed propping up a stock market bubble, well then we’ll gladly send over our National Guard boys to get slaughtered in the middle east ( yes, I know local state soldiers were not under the control of that state for some time, having been federalized. I’m making a point here ).
“Oh, how I love my children. Look at how great of a mother I am. Oh, wait, I can get half of Mr. Himself’s paycheck and don’t have to give him sex twice a month, but instead shack up with a new guy and get some of his money too? Yeah, screw those little snots, they’ll get used to their new daddy soon enough.” But don’t you dare call her a whore! In a collapsing system, as the pie shrinks, each slice is fought over far more bitterly. And with more bloodshed. There is no loyalty anymore, since that ideal has been financialized. Your closest sibling, your best friend, how much loyalty can you expect from them when the chips are down? Even if that isn’t an issue for you, you have a much bigger problem.
Circling back to stupidity. Since people have been rewarded all their lives ( or at least not punished, a form of reward ) for acting stupid, even the most well intentioned new tribal member is going to act like the world’s biggest dumb ass in the history of mankind, being a stupid piece of stupid. You might not see that, willfully blind, since you can’t let go of the myth of family loyalty, or admit to yourself you were stupid enough to befriend such a dumbass. But odds are good they are stupid. And stupid will, literally, endanger your life shortly thereafter. We cover that tomorrow.
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Yes. Only a biblicly tight or very well structured clan or tribe will not be detrimental to your safety and security come collapse and apocalypse. If your family unit membership or loose confederation of friends are as typical of the current larger society then you will be screwed in the KEISTER by them either directly or by their ignorance indirectly. Unless a Minion has such a foundational basis in his family or friends, then he would be better served just going rogue and solo-lone wolf when storms start coming. Think of the primacy of just surviving and staying alive instead of quaint notions and false images of smiling families and friendly neighbors portrayed in advertising commercials. No longer applicable post apoc/ game rules changed on you. Plan accordingly.ReplyDelete
Two things occur to me after reading this. First of all, the movie "Idiocracy" does a fine job explaining how we got here and where we are headed. Secondly, people are just like electricity and water; all three seek out the path of least resistance.ReplyDelete
Well, resistance is futile. :)Delete
I will circle this day on the calendar. I completely agree with you!ReplyDelete
I could have been feverish when I was writing this...Delete
I think I get where you’re coming from. You can’t really say this anymore, but I sometimes feel that we were better off as a society back when bullying was more common. I liken this to the animal kingdom, if you were to have a situation where there were too many deer, and not enough wolves. So instead of too many deer, we get too many weak and useless eater kids. Or worse; kids like that “Desmond is Amazing” (Yes, the perverted little freak actually calls himself that) or that CoverBoy James Charles freak.ReplyDelete
When you look around and see what a circus sideshow that our society has become, it’s not so difficult to understand why Aladdin and friends don’t take too kindly to our ways :D
With more bullying there would be more fat shaming and most gals wouldn't look like train wreaks hitting a McDonald's semi on the tracks. I like extra cushion, but these gals store it in all the wrong places.Delete
Yep, the two worst screwings of my life were done by "family". The bright side is that they showed themselves for what they really were a long time ago, so we were able to cut them out completely. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Not that I'd put it past either of them to show up hat in hand when the ass falls out of society. I only hope they've screwed with plenty of others over the years so someome other than myself feels compelled to deal with them in a fitting manner before they end up on my doorstep.ReplyDelete
Karma never works like it is supposed to. They'll be there.Delete
Jim, your genius in describing the observations the Minions have to see and experience is a yeoman service. There is no where else on the planet that a Minion can get stark reality advice on what is necessary come econ/civil collapse and a free fire zone apocalypse. I use this down time period to mental scorecard personnel inside and outside my wire. It is going to take some strong fortitudes to do what must be done, but the Minions having been well trained and indoctrinated will sleep well like puppies after their tour of duty.ReplyDelete
Nice to hear-I thought I was being too optimistic, not gloomy enough. It isn't the event itself that is so bad-after all, it is just a reversion to the mean-but the not knowing/the unknown. I always hope I'm dispelling some of that. It is going to suck being shot at but hopefully knowing they WILL shoot at you takes away some of the surprise when it happens and you can react faster.Delete
Don't be upset when the other people HATE you enough to shoot. Calmly return accurate fire, then go loot their bodies.Delete
Yep, tribe is it and the end all. Alliances with other tribes or clans for trade, travel permits, combining forces against other threats, are on limited basis and revocable. Your skin is your uniform, all others of a difference are your enemies either right there and now, or certainly later on.Delete
Right, nothing personal! You'd do it to them.Delete
The "revocable" part is key. Small tribes are just like nation states or empires. Make or break alliances as needed, not as the other guy needs.
Hard to know what kind of tribe you could form without knowing more about the new rules post collapse. Your best friend may be great now, but lose a screw before too long in a new world. I liked your idea of finding tribe if and when you get to see the post meltdown world.ReplyDelete
The new rules are the same as the old rules. You treat your tribe like you would a blood brother. Us against the world, no questions asked. That is the part no one knows about any more, the unquestionable loyalty. Now it is just conditional. That isn't loyalty but oppertunistic. That is the problem with creating a tribe out of nothing-the poor construction material. HOWEVER. That said, there is an issue with finding a tribe later after the die-off. You may not be able to. That will be an article real soon. Hopefully I can bring a new perspective on the subject of tribe. I do enjoy prattling on about that.Delete
and we enjoy reading the prattle.Delete
it was only after reading your writing for a while that i realized you don't have to be a millionaire with an underground bunker to possibly survive and exist if it all goes wrong.
i am thankful.
your abundant hair shines lie the stars of heaven.
"it was only after reading your writing for a while"Delete
Unfortunately this might seem as if I was nudging out newcomers in favor of long time readers. I don't want to keep beating the frugal drum, not enough for the new reader. There is so much to cover that the fundamentals must be a "given" or readers must figure out they really need to spend lots of time for free articles or a whole dollar for my frugal prep book. Making the price of entry this high probably hurts me, but loyal minions that have supported me for years deserve the advance course. It also means if you stay long enough to figure out the fundamentals, you are probably worthy of being saved. Stubbornness, and hard work go well with the apocalypse.