Given my decision to consider myself, here in the US, under Martial Law, yet having renounced the underground patriot resistance approach, I suppose I might outline for my readers just what it is I will be doing differently.
As a non-activist peacemaker, I’m not interested in conducting any sort of armed resistance. Indeed, any sort of violence is highly unlikely, though I admit not impossible. Martial Law does not change that. Rather, I am bringing to the forefront of my consciousness, and even in my everyday language, that we are ruled by psychopathic government. While that’s been true for quite some time, the difference is in the goals of power. Previously, we would have regarded power as the means to an end, particularly the end of enriching the powerful. Now it’s power for its own sake.
Those who rule us are altogether delighted by our suffering. We have to grasp that. The psychopaths at the top have infected the vast horde of government servants with their sickness. Now the whole thing is reduced solely to the issue of power itself. Government agencies shall have their prerogatives, and nothing else matters. And for those consciously involved in directing this madness, it’s simply their desire to have and use power.
We have to understand: These are not normal people we are dealing with. Bernie Madoff? No remorse, no shame, no apology. Janet Napolitano? If she isn’t one herself, she is a puppet for a psychopath. She doesn’t care how wrong her policies are; and I have to wonder if she is not secretly delighted how it makes everyone squirm. We have this odd tendency to figure there must be some reason we don’t understand, some secret information government dare not divulge because it would mess up their work. Well, yes, there is — it’s that government is run by psychopaths. The only logic behind such policies, as with the unconscionable bilking of investors, is because they want to do it, and you can’t stop them. About the only sense it makes is their convenience at any price.
So this sickness is quite likely to pop up in almost every encounter with any representative of any government agency. Not always, not everywhere, but always likely, and increasingly so. This means I’ll be on guard — not to fight back, but simply so I’m not caught off guard. We make better decisions when we calmly expect trouble.
I don’t think I’m going to back off what I write here, though I suspect I’m about to get busy with the Red Hat server stuff, so it may seem I’m trying to tone it down. Not so. I’ll continue to expose the deep sickness of Western Civilization in all its forms. I’m not sure where the threshold is, but I realize at some point it could get enough attention from government thugs as justification for giving me some sorrow. It might as well be that as something else. I’m not intentionally provoking, but I won’t be shy about the truth.
On the other hand, I’m watching for signs of unrest which could complicate my life from the other direction. At some point, I’m sure things will go too far for too many, and there will be some ugly scenes, with blood in the streets, as it were. That’s a bigger threat to me than the government itself, right now. Somewhere, somehow, I suspect a critical mass will realize there is no such thing as seeking redress from the government. Then, once that gets rolling, it will be followed quickly by the psychopathic blowback to crush dissent, at which point nobody is safe.
Because of where I live and the shared assumptions of our Heartland subculture, I suspect most of this will bypass us. That is, our unrest and troubles will first come — has already come — in the form of increased property crime. There are a class of low-level predators who believe the world owes them a living, and they won’t easily surrender whatever level of comfort they’ve been living. Any day now I expect to see some serious vigilante response, some of which is currently legal here. We aren’t at the point where the whole thing is epidemic, and it’s a matter of sensitivity whether any observer thinks is really bad. It could muddle along quite some years around here, simply adjusting to a new reality, so to speak.
What’s different is I actually expect some significant increase in these things has already begun, but is not yet apparent from the way the local media report them. Copper theft is really a major item right now, but there are other indicators in stories they tend to spike. But we don’t have strong unions, and our legislature has plenty of states’ rights fanatics. Who can say how that will work out? I do note an increase in unusually violent actions by police, but still far behind the curve in the rest of the US. It would take a really major change before the local population decided the cops were not really a part of society, because so far the policemen tend to get disciplined for excesses. They most certainly do not face equal penalties with the rest of us, but the difference is not yet painfully obvious. Most people here still think cops are human.
The difference for me will be in the mental precautions. That is, everything I do daily takes on a different flavor. I’m just a bit more watchful, and take an extra measure here and there calculated to protect from surprises. We’ll focus a great deal on growing food and harvesting wild food, storing all we can get, adding considerably to previous years’ efforts. We’ll keep a running mental calculus of how we might handle things like power failure, or rates too high, and similar hassles. I keep a mental picture of several levels of bug-out planning: What would I take if we had to suddenly remove from this house? What would I take if I had to carry it in my hands, or in my vehicle, or if I could make more than one trip, etc? The sort of things which require evacuation have become more likely, now.
It boils down to: What really matters? As a Christian Mystic, I would obviously answer that differently than people who are not. I’m not worried about liberty, law & order, maintaining my dignity, or even my life. I’m worried about how I’ll carry on with my calling for as long as I live, and how I can continue giving life to my three pillars of Christian Mysticism, and what it takes to be ready for showing mercy to others, particularly those who are still mentally trapped in this prison plane of existence.
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