Sunday, October 13, 2019

prepper rock stars 2


PREPPER ROCK STARS 2
Now, as I've said many times, I don't HATE Rawles. I do not agree with 99% of his teachings, but those are not his fault. He was an officer in the military, and with only a few exceptions they only take a certain kind of person into their gentle embrace and reinforce their natural tendencies of supporting and strengthening the existing order. If I was being unkind, I would shotcut label that as a “puppet”. But there is no reason to be unkind, because it is the analyticals such as myself who are the freaks of evolution.
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Most people join the Hive Mind, the Monkey Mind and it is the unquestioning following that strengthens the group. And in the military, thinking for yourself can really undermine group solidarity. And no, I do NOT think there is much Intelligence in MI. Not to insult individuals, but rather the institution. MI is just as “one size fits all” as any other group in the military. Your homework assignment tonight is to go watch “Spies Like Us”. Dan's character, stuffed down in the basement because he ACTUALLY gathered intelligence? Yeah, like that.
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Most people ARE Monkey Minds. They subvert Lizard Brain to get the advantages of group security, and few break out from there into Human Mind, which is a step above Monkey Mind but dangerous exactly because it is. Rawles is just a monkey, regurgitating all the old guru's. I don't mean that as an insult. He is just normal. He was taught Hive Mind, and in turn teaches Hive Mind. And this isn't meant to discount his achievements. He did actually improve on the old teachings. The only problem is they are built on faulty frames.
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Which I think are comprised of a lot of Peacock Feather posturing. Rawles was great, for introducing a Rich Bitch prepping strategy that everyone could undertake. He did not suppose everyone was rich to begin with. This is commendable. I certainly do not wish to detract from his discipline and insight. The problem is that as time goes on that strategy is harder and harder to achieve. And it is erroneously based on being able to time the collapse. I think that has been his undoing, because every year it becomes more and more obvious that the collapse will probably occur before folks can prepare his way.
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I mean, DAMN!, if you don't put a little lipstick on that fracking pig, if you don't buy the official story of a Century Of Energy Independence, things get pretty obviously humped real quick, and his optimistic call of Peak Oil 2030 simply cannot hold up. Also, his Blue Helmet Invasion looks highly unlikely as EU troops can't even defeat Muzzy Invaders. But I don't mean to belabor any failed predictions. If you want failed predictions, go to ANY month on this blog. No, I am merely unhappy with underlying premises.
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Rich Bitch Prepping, going back to Mel Tappon, is the basic issue, not which unfortunate bastard took that lesson to heart, erroneously. And I don't even blame Mel. He was a product of his times. I think as soon as the 'Murican Dream died, an excusable reaction would be the grasping at wealth, overcompensating for the fact our asses just went broke. Americans have always been far too focused on wealth, which goes back to Puritanism, which we can blame on the greedy and corrupt Papists.
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Any culture with one of its central tenets being that God only loves you if you have money is going to be a bit dysfunctional. But the difference between then and now is that before, there was wealth to be had. Now, all wealth is either a zero sum game or simply delusional. Before, wealth was attainable even if it produced fundamentally flawed human beings. Now, the greed is the same ( or, if not greed, at least desperation to get into heaven ) but there is really no more water to be had at that well. Then, God loved you. Now, God hates you for being a pauper. Go to Hell, go directly there as you have not pleased Him.
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I'm not poking fun at religion or a Supreme Being. I'm saying most Europeans got a pretty crappy deal the last millennium, first forced to deny their pagan gods at the militant hands of Christianity, then offered the alternative of themselves rather than the church being greedy, and all the time dying by the holier than thou sword from both sides. A LOT of our cultural baggage flows through that history. Our country was not founded on freedom, but rather colonial wealth extraction.
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For four hundred years, give or take, we were ONLY focused on wealth, motivated by a religion focused on wealth, and when that finally ended in the 1970's ( and, HELLLLOOOOOO!!!!!, have you noticed that fundamentally stalling, that end of wealth? ), our narrowly focused pea brains could not process that shift and we have been in Super Denial ever since then. Part of that denial is worshiping High Techism, some is a denial the Oil Age will ever end. A bit is deciding ours will be the only empire in history to ever survive, and etcetera.
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So strong is our denial that even when we accept the inevitability of a collapse, we infuse the old wealth paradigm into that. We can only survive if we have money. Our Puritan God will only save those with money. Without money, survival chicks won't dig you. Newsflash, hot shot. Money means dingus all. Balls and ability trump money any day of the week. Obviously, they don't produce supplies out of thin air ( ability does not manufacture anything without resources ). But they secure a LOT more than just money, all things being equal. I know you agree, or you wouldn't be here. But it still helps if you identify the source of any dissenting voice.
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Wealth is useful, one cannot deny. It can also be rather distracting. And sometimes it just screws things up, like when you want to get ready for the end of ALL wealth ( yeah, sorry, dudes. The current order will sputter along until all wealth is gone, used up or destroyed. Like the oil left. It is thousands of feet down. You can't pump it out manually. It might as well be on the floor of the ocean ). Trying to stock a lifeboat to get you to Point B, fine. Trying to keep up the lifestyle afterwards? Good luck with that one. Sometimes the grass on the other side has been grazed off also.
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note: on the Repo Crisis noted previously ( Federal Reserve propping up bank liquidity ), the talking idiots went from a week, to a month "temporary event" to now, through January.  You can call it QE27, but that ignores the severity.  Banks are clearly insolvent, and clearly a '08 Redux bailout is in swing.  If I were you I would NOT expect good things from this.  At the very least, energy price and inflation increases.
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20 comments:

  1. Christianity was never about wealth and worldliness, or goods, or stuff, or even survival, especially in the Catholic form that I remember, pre-1965. Very austere, yet the people still believed that gospel of Health & Wealth, which never was Christian. "I'm so blessed...." If I hear that one more time from my ex-wife I'm gonna go Orrin Hatch and Blow My Stack. And I know that you know that, otherwise you would not be sporting that Friar Tuck haircut. :)

    Now that I've said that, let me contradict myself completely by asking you a question about survival (they ask me, why are you Christians so fearful of death that you cling so strongly to life? Answer: I like challenges; when someone is trying to kill me, the game is on and I like games, I'm a competitor. In fact, if the game is to kill us, then we can kill them.)

    I read somewhere that when the whole thing collapses, it will be illegal to own gold and the sell outs will come, with guns, collecting. True?

    Your frugal approach is entirely consistent with Christianity because it teaches us how to live with less consumption, less income, and allows us to be savers-- all virtuous traits as opposed to the opposite. In fact, since I fully expect to receive a letter one day saying, the state teachers retirement fund is broke, henceforth you will receive $100/month. So, I need cheap land, a bulletproof cabin, water, wheat, a Corona, and a picnic table. This is all a timely discussion because yesterday a friend said, "Contact Jesuit Volunteers and do work up in Montana on an Indian reservation." When I looked at their webpage, I saw Bison Prepper thinking on "community living," low cost, frugal (but in community, not individually), and I didn't like the part about "community organizing", which may or may not have the same meaning as it did with Obama and ACORN. (demented guy, I typed ACORN, but it isn't a nut in this case). Jesuits are dangerous, doing God's work while turning their backs on the Europe and America of the past, which funded them, and today looking for a new class of donors.

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    1. Protestants are individually more attracted to wealth, whereas the Papists were more after it by the head of the church. As far as making gold illegal, I simply cannot see it being a huge deal. If 25% of folks own guns, how many of those would own gold? 1%? Surely it can't be worth the trouble? ACORN workers are all nuts :)

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  2. True, as referenced before: One can't yuppie outsource their own man tasks and abilities because they can afford to do so, or have no time in hectic lifestyles. That is an affluenza set up for failure when everyone is forced to scratch dirt with the chickens for existence post collapse. I always loved those comeuppance stupid looks on the faces post toasties period. Ha!

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    1. Isn't Aesop doing a lot of posts lately with, "the face you make when..."? :)

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  3. In yesterday's comments someone ask me some questions, I will try to answer. I found my rabbits by asking a farmer, I bought a couple of bales of hay from. He knew a guy who sells them, also got my quail from the same guy. I have 2 does and a buck, of unknown breeding. I built a small chicken house with a screened in yard. The cages for rabbits and quail are inside the chicken run hung on the chicken shack. I water with nozzles that screw into 2 litters. Feed rabbits some pellets mainly clover, grass, weeds I can cut with my scythe. They like some sticks to chew. 2 does produce around 50 kids a year. Breed every 3 months, 1 month pregnant, nurse for 6 weeks, at 7 weeks move away from mom in new cage, eat at 12 weeks. Young is tender, older gets tougher meat. I have 5 cages, 1 for buck, 1 for each doe, and 1 for female and 1 for male kids. 3 foot deep, 1 foot tall, and 2 foot long, per cage. About 3 lbs. of meat per rabbit, I harvest all kids at one time and dutch oven cook and then can half by itself, and half in a stew.
    A Native American lived on my land till the 50's when he died. I have found his grave stone in the far corner on my land. I was told he was buried in his favorite spot and that he planted a lot of the trees from seed. His granddaughter,(last surviving relative) sold me the land and ask me to look after his stone and take care of him. I promised to and will till I'm gone and think I will be buried by him.
    I don't have a fridge just a old freezer buried in the ground. The only power I have is a harbor freight generator and a 100 watt solar power system. Good for a light, a car radio, and charging my phone and kindle fire. Hope to expand next year so I can have a mini fridge or converted chest freezer. Hope this helps someone out.

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    1. Demented guy,
      Interesting homestead you have there. Could you please share about how you shower, and how you process your bodily waste?
      Peace out

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    2. Just throwing this out there. But for anyone without the proper rural connections, you can get many varieties of birds, including game birds, shipped from Stromberg’s Chickens (No, I’m not affiliated)

      https://www.strombergschickens.com/

      If you’re considering quail, make it worth your while, and raise the large variety. The Scaled quail is bordering on Grouse size (And yes, Stromberg’s sells them)

      https://www.strombergschickens.com/product/Blue-Scale-Quail-Chicks/Quail-For-Sale

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    3. In the question above I use a compost bucket for a toilet. Sawdust, leaves, old hay, even dirt for a cover material. I dug a hole in the ground lined with hay and empty the bucket in the hole. I cover the hole with a old window so it can heat up. If I leave for a period of time I remove the window and cover with a piece of 3/4 ply, then dirt and leaves, so nothing can get in. When the hole is filled I plant a fruit or nut tree and begin a new hole.
      For showering I installed a shower stall, and use a metal zodi pump shower. YouTube the bush radical and watch his shower house video. I stole his idea for my system. Fill with water and pump for pressure. Can use solar heated water or sit the zodi in the by the fire. I have plenty of rain water here so I don't skimp.
      I like the smaller quail because one is the perfect size for me. Any bigger I would have leftovers, and I can just keep them alive until I'm hungry. Also pickled eggs are the best.

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    4. re:
      factory-raised pheasant

      In the Sacramento Valley along the Sacramento River near Sacramento California, my cousins lease fields for pheasant hunts with black-powder 20-gauge.

      They say factory-raised bird is dumb.
      You have to whack 'em within a couple days of release.
      After that, the coyotes get 'em.

      They tell me they use a drum to de-feather, but I have a hard time imagining not bruising the meat to mush.

      Why are factory-raised animals dumb?
      I blame soy and grains in their chow.
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      Swell hair.

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    5. Demented Guy, I'm the guy who asked question yesterday. Thanks for taking the time to give rabbit details.

      Cooking a large batch in a dutch oven for canning is a good idea. And the scythe to supplement pellets.

      Interesting about the Native American who lived there.
      Thanks

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  4. Rawles, the start of Buyvivalism/Sellvivalism, has been in the military and while he probably never risked anything more dangerous than a hangnail, he no doubt studied the Muzzies at least, and has decided that if he can be a sheikh, then why not? Dress it up in Christianity, find a rocky, low-profit place like the non-coastal Northwest, and be king of his own Afghanistan. His plan no doubt involves being able to bed any female within the wall, although he's keeping pretty quiet about it for now. He'll be another John Smith, hundreds of wives and hailed as a minor god by his (mentally retarded but still...) followers.

    Also, he and his site are all about the money and this means not paying you any of it if you're foolish enough to write for him and get published. So don't.

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    1. He was settled in Idaho in the 90's. A bit late for the one Afghan war, too early for ours. Still, you paint an amusing picture.

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    2. Alex, and who would call their wife "The Memsahib"? When I saw that it indicated a red flag. Can't explain why.

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    3. Rawles author pic does resemble Pee-Wee Herman.

      I got the feeling rawles was trying to emulate Jeff Cooper of Gunsite and long time commentator in Guns and Ammo. Cooper seemed to speak and write in this manner. If I remember correctly, Cooper referred to his wife (Janelle?) Using the Memsahib term. I thought it was an African term he picked up on Safari.

      At least Cooper had some background experiences to back up annoying swagger. Pee-Wee is kind of a real estate agent who moonlights as a survival theorist and wanna-be cult master.
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    4. I never thought of the photo like that. But, now that you mention it, an unfortunate choice.

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  5. Gunsite (I had the misfortune to live nearby for a while) has turned into its own cult; we called it "the dead crow".

    Jim you are right in that he timed things to miss any actual wars, just like we did. But instead of moving on, he's decided he's going to set up his own "Handmaid's Tale" world - Oh, the trailer trash and losers he'll accumilate!

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  6. Memsahib is a word in Hindi. It’s an honorific for the lady of the house.

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    1. I try explaining to other gals, "Old Lady" is a term of endearment. They don't believe me. About the same reaction with Rawles label.

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