LET THE ENEMY SUPPLY YOU
During the Vietnam era, a lot of philosophical masturbation was conducted over starving the beast of funding by dropping out of the rat race. Without work you didn’t pay taxes which lowered the income used by the military industrial complex. And while it was a great idea, the problem was that you were relying on taxes being the primary method of funding to the enemy. That was no longer the case as more and more of the government budget was borrowed rather than skimmed from workers. Inflation is also a tax, a bit harder to avoid paying.
Now, a lot of events transpiring since then were not planned and a consequence of system collapse rather than any social engineering, but planned or not the end result either benefited or was used strategically by the elites. Taxes were shifted to consumption and inflation as industry was shifted overseas and more budgeting was from money creation. It didn’t matter if you didn’t work or pay taxes, the system still got its money. Anymore, today, the system wants to take employment away from you. Not paying taxes is absolutely no threat to those in power.
Look at the inflation during the Revolutionary War. It funded the government. The same government screwing over people as the federal government was already, way before the War Of Yankee Colonization, stealing power from the states. When it was all over and done the currency was hyper-inflated into nothing. The government funded itself, without needing the consent of taxpayers. Everyone payed and suffered from the inflation tax. Just like the citizens paid for the central banker caused Great Depression, paying for all the government Make-Work through the gold dollar devaluation which began mere days after Krippled Kunt FDR took office.
As the empire lay gasping and in a coma from the defeat in Vietnam which put the cherry on the feces Sundae that was then the economy, its citizens active in actual revolution, the PetroDollar was created to back all future inflation with Saudi Arabian oil ( which is running out, the victim of decades of funding US debt ). That gave the US citizenry a rather nice respite for about thirty years. That system ended in 2005 and was felt as a crotch shot three years later. Now we are back to funding off the backs of citizens with the inflation tax.
You might have missed the memo on this inflation, seeing Dollar Tree still open for business and still actually selling decent crap. A half gallon of laundry soap, baking pans, reading glasses, large packs of batteries, all for only a buck? They want much more for the same stuff elsewhere, even Wal-Mart. Yeah, thank you China. You are a mixed blessing but at least we still have a dollar store to go to instead of that job that you took away. But you know all about inflation if you paid rent or went to the doctor lately.
Or bought a car. The Rothschild’s Cartel has nicely sidestepped the deflation from overproduction in China and focused its extraction efforts on items you cannot substitute or do without. After eating the Agri-monopoly Soylent mud pies for decades, you need medical care from an industry that refuses to cure its Sick Wallets but merely extracts all their wealth prior to expiration. No doctor has a choice fighting against the cancer causing poison and pill pushing monopoly, as they are the very ones allowing them to practice ( as with the military, I do NOT blame the non-managerial individuals but rather the system as a whole ).
As long as you finance a car, pay rent or a mortgage and pay health insurance, you are financing the elites. Consumption, not so much. Most items not just listed are subsidized. Gasoline, which should be much higher to reflect our middle east occupation and naval power trade lane protection, is really sold below cost. And why not? It is all about socialized cost and private profits. The US government borrows money, paying interest on it, to fund the military which provides that cheap gasoline ( or, now, to fund the fracking industry ).
In the meantime, that car loan and car insurance pays the bankers a pretty nice profit. Get Toyota and Honda to open factories here, they said. Provide jobs, they said. Well, now you can only buy an American Robot Made car, and they are all overpriced. They forced cheap imported cars out and only monopoly protected insanely priced ones are on sale. It was like they inverted the safety razor model, selling cheap replacement blades that needed a really expensive razor to use. You think owning a car gives you freedom, as it finances your enslavement.
The elites used to be satisfied making you a life-long debt slave, getting you into a suburban thirty year mortgage, which needed a car to get to. Well, Christ On A Cracker, that didn’t do much to help pay the quarterly executive bonus wince all good things hooker and blow related came from, now did it? They wanted quadruple the profits, every month. Auto’s doubled, rents doubled and medical insurance tripled, all in a mere decade. They were no longer content to milk the cow, but rather wanted a T-Bone steak every night. Time to get more cows in the pasture.
Let me be as clear as I can here. If you are paying you or your landlords mortgage, if you are financing a car or if you have medical insurance, you are literally funding not your enslavement like before, but your actual demise. The collapse tempo has jumped far ahead, and a bigger slice of the population is being asset stripped. Not milked, but slaughtered. It doesn’t matter to them that the milch cows are being killed. They weren’t producing enough milk. You were costing the farmer too much in feed, and are more profitable dead than alive.
There is your pretty good analogy for a centralized system. To get more profit, the farmer no longer allows the cows to graze ( decentralized ). He pens them up and feeds them imported grain. So each cow must overproduce to pay for feed that was free, prior. The bankers profit those corporations willing to become indebted to merge, staying in perpetual banker dependency. It profits politicians funding Free Crap through borrowing. And it profits off your debt needed to pay the increased taxes and company products. Then, it replaces you because your wages are too high, which was needed because of higher prices.
None of which is sustainable, but that doesn’t matter at all. The bankers are mobile, and have centuries of practice parking their profits safely away from the very inflation they cause and profit from. They still think the eight thousand year old paradigm holds, that you ruin one area and move on to the next. The idea is to just keep moving desperate low paid workers through the system and exploit each one to the maximum possible extent. But this isn’t as hopeless as it sounds. You can still get your enemy to supply you. Continued tomorrow.
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Following along Jim. Minions that adhere to the 'frugal prepping maxim', can stay out of the line of fire in the periphery of that described chaos and collapse of empire and systems. Carefull use of remaining funds and a bare bones approach allows one to prep and gear up along with taking those safety and security counter measures into the planning steps. Do what can be done in the interim until the full on collapse. Strip the assets, fill your pockets up, carry off as much loot as you can before the state animal goes down for good and is picked clean by carrion.ReplyDelete
The carrion are already busy on the zombie corpse.Delete
the illusion of separation
Yesterday in the local fishwrap, the editorial page included a column by David Brooke of the New York Times... which is, I presume, another fishwrap. I won't pick on somebody simply because spiral laziness, however this seems especially lazy. In my experience. It's as if somebody, who is not Bison, based their entire web-presence on lists of referrals to other web-presences. Not pointing any fingers toward Rawlesville. At all. Or et al.
The esteemed Mister Brooke titled his column WHAT RURAL AMERICA HAS TO TEACH US.
I like his approach. Us rural folk must do some teaching of city folk, and I get the impression we have to do it a lot and we have to get to it pretty darn soon.
Mister Brooke writes about his temporary escape from New York city. Nebraska. He, apparently, was forced to spend a few hours in the company of 'rural' folk living inside a small town.
For mister big-city fancy-pants, small-town Nebraska was the equivalent of rural because, apparently, it wasn't the only city worth a hill of beans, aka New York city. Mister Brooke gives the impression any city smaller than New York city qualities as 'rural'.
For the patience-impaired or those unwilling to weary their eyes with his esteemed words, here is his conclusion:
Rural folk have to suggest the occasional whack upside the head of big-city types. Rural folk have the duty to bring some clarity to the smog-breathing and skyless city-dwellers.
How do we accomplish our wonderous opportunity? Mister Brooke doesn't give any clues, and yet, points out our civic participation in local politics as one potential avenue.
I disagree. I'm pretty sure politicians got us into this mess, so going from the farm, or the 'small-town' ruralness of Brooke, into political life sounds a lot like going backward. To me.
How can you remain sane after reading that drivel? I used to love the NYT Book Review. Even with its PC bias, you could at least get about 50% usefulness out of the thing. But then, after the election, everything was about Evil Orange Man. Not that it isn't true, but I signed up here to get analysis on subjects tied to a particular book. Don't beat me over the head with your political agenda. Gently trying to bias me, okay, I get that. Don't insult my intelligence by assuming I'm so stupid I'm only allowed to see the most blatant non-hidden propaganda.Delete
Just found and read that article. Can't argue with much of what the dood wrote. The area I live in has 1 town in the county and it is so small it is called a village though it is the county seat. Wiki says that village has a population of about 850 and the whole county is about 14,000. Much of what he talked about in that article, all the intrusions of gov't, are why this county is failing.Delete
Things have changed in this county quite a bit in the 13 years we've lived here. Big city politicians moving here and encouraging the native politicians and citizenry to take on the methods that have killed the cities, all under the guise of magical gov't money. You know, the gov't gives you money today and you pay for it for the rest of your life. All of the free gov't money programs that save the children, save the single moms, save diversity, save the schools, etc., are nooses around the necks of the ignorantly naive perpetrated fraudulent shysters.
There is one local politician, a giant bag of shit named Buzz King, yeah, Buzz, from the big city and he is constantly noosing the citizenry who are too busy working to be bothered with endless meetings to "discuss" Buzz's many efforts to improve the area. Somebody needs to shuttle Buzz out in the middle of the night and convince him of the error of his ways, or else.
If my wife dies before me I'm going to sell everything and put together a 100 pound backpack and have a private owner fly me out and air drop my ass in the middle of the rockies where I will live the rest of my days and then die among the wild assed animals.
Good point, Bison.Delete
I maybe might glance at a headline every third Thursday as I pass a dispenser of newsprogramming. Usually not.
This was discarded in the sauna at the gym. I noticed the story, slowly perused it as I perspired, then tore it to tatters so nobody else need witness such self-focused attempts at division. Or derision.
Testimony. Another example of the Caucasian Burden.
Ha, good on you!Delete
GS-when you liquidate, don't forget your good buddy Jim! No, I don't mean mail me a bomb :)Delete
"Well, now you can only buy an American Robot Made car, and they are all overpriced."ReplyDelete
If you believe what you see on the TV ads that show the cars being welded by the robots, where there is a shower of sparks shooting out as the weld is made, then add "poor quality welds" to that statement.
We have several welding robots where I work so I have firsthand experience with this process.
When the joint is welded properly there are no sparks, only the glow of the arc where the joint is being made. If sparks (droplets of molten metal) are being thrown then either the jaws of your welding clamp are misaligned or you're pushing way to much current through the joint (or both). It looks cool, but it's actually an indicator of a sub-standard weld.
Interesting-I had no idea. However, I'm sure we are not supposed to actually believe what we see. I'm sure this was intended as theatre. Like when I car jumps impossible distances on TV, or the impossibly large explosion.Delete
Right. It was done for the glam. Most people don't know what they're looking at. When you see sparks during arc welding that means metal is being removed. Properly, the metal should be flowing together, bonded. Welded. Not removed. 40 years ago I worked as a designed for the largest metal building manuf in the southeast. On my lunch breaks I'd go down to the shop and watch the machines fabricate the huge steel beams and columns out of 1/2" thick coil stock. The webs were welded to the flanges in long 30-60 foot runs by automated welding tables. With goggles on it was mesmerizing to stand there up close and watch the metal flow together like lava. When cooled the weld runs were a work of art.Delete
You know too much, you can't enjoy spectacle. Like we can't enjoy most gun battles on the screen.Delete
canna enjoy Hollywood shoot-ems
Over on FeralIrishman, he and co-horts dissect New Zealand 'Massacre 2019'.
As they tear the video apart, they make a very convincing case for a studio film filmed against a green-screen. Low-production value Hollywood action flick, all the way. Think 'murky 1950s giant spiders devouring zombies'. Or the questionable genius of PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.
Fortunately, enlightened politicians were ready with significant enlawfulness to prevent the real thing from happening to real people instead of just an example of what could possibly happen to crisis actors in a studio. Whew! Nice save! [for the true believers in commonism / fascism (tending toward 'humorless' from the get-go), this paragraph is an example of [sarc]]
If you cannot observe and see , then you cannot properly weld. One must at all times control the puddle and go with the flow.Delete
I'm thinking "going with the flow" is a very old saying of unknown origin.Delete
Very appropriate for welding tho , because the flow and control of the puddle is everything. Seeing the actual puddle of molten metal as it melts away from the base material while you apply feed stock. It is an art which is easily learned. Once you know what to observe and Go with the flow...
Thanks. Survival Prepping For Normal People just made a joke about that the other day, how "experts" a thousand years from now will think "trumped" came from the President :)Delete
Hey Jim. I seem to recall that every so often you drop some links for some cheap land lots in the Arkansas area. Was that the landWatch link, or are there some others that I’m missing? Thanks.ReplyDelete
Either the Land Watch, or E-Bay. Those seem to feature a lot of Arizona and Arkansas. At least on the lower cost end. Also, check out the ads on Land Watch. Those companies are also a good source.Delete
Thanks Jim. I had a quick look at the LandWatch link, and saw some pretty cheap parcels. But they were really small (which I was expecting) and looked to be in close proximity to a lot of other population. Small is understandable, but I’m thinking that you would probably want at least a ½ acre, which there were a few parcels that size. And while I get that you have more building freedom in places such as Arkansas, I’m thinking that you wouldn’t in areas such as this. I already have junk land, but I was considering somewhere where the prospects are a little more advantageous for a single male prepper (Nevada has less females than males, and that’s true in the west in general). Of course I understand the trade off, in the form of higher population density.Delete
I think those Arkansas lots are in the LEAST populated area of the state. And the Whitest. It might be the best you are going to get. We are spoiled out here insofar as population density.Delete
Thanks. Yes, I think that you’re right. $900 for a lot doesn’t leave a lot of room for complaint. I suppose I’ll have to look into it some more. My only concern is building restrictions at this point.Delete
I want to say that there are no zoning restrictions there, but honestly that research was in 2005 and I can't trust my hazy memory on that one.Delete
Most people have caught onto the scam by now. All the things you can't avoid paying are going up faster than wages. All the things you can avoid buying are decreasing in price (and quality). Therefore no inflation *rolleyes*ReplyDelete
Boomers love to say the reason why young adults can't afford a house is because of iPads. Yeah, OK.
Boomers by now are senile dottering droolers. Forgive them. Talking to them is like asking Hilary how to win an election. :DDelete