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I read a very interesting article recently, published in an American hard-core ‘Preppers‘ periodical, and which has been reproduced on a number of closed forums I subscribe to.

When I say ‘closed’ forum, I refer to the ‘member only’ facilities available online, which incidentally, only exist due to the draconian methods employed by various government and law enforcement agencies around the world – who insist on treating anyone who takes it upon themselves to live ‘off the grid’ or prepare themselves for an emergency/disaster scenario without a total reliance on the state … as a criminal.

In my opinion, there should be nothing illegal about trying to protect yourself and your loved ones from the very real dangers associated with a long-term power outage, or a worldwide financial crash, or from conflict, civil unrest or any number of natural disasters, which as many of us are acutely aware of, can happen anywhere … and at any time, and which far too many people are completely unprepared for.

So with that in mind, only the foolhardy would even consider looking to their governments to protect them when a proverbial ‘shit hitting the fan’ event occurs, and even though the above scenarios may not apply to the average reader of this website for example, there is a very real probability of any or all of them occurring during the lifetimes of your children or grandchildren.

Which should be a frightening proposition for many people, considering that around a billion of them entered the 21st Century still unable to read a book or even sign their own names properly, but are able to recognise corporate logos with little difficulty.

 QUOTE: “Over the last couple of decades, the planet has seen an unprecedented spike in technology and unlimited access to learning. Unfortunately, this has gone hand-in-hand with an increasing number of people who have embraced this technology to effectively ‘tune out’ and lose their natural ability to be self-reliant. Skills that were part of our cultures, were skills that helped us to survive, have largely been forgotten – being replaced instead by generations of dependent people that cannot balance a household budget, prepare and cook a simple meal, repair a puncture on a bicycle, or even change a flat tyre on a car.

Although we have more access to information now than at any other time in human history, the skills of previous generations have been replaced instead, by useless knowledge like how quickly one can send a text/direct message, or knowing by heart what pop star, soap actor or reality TV star is doing what to who. The skills that have been utilised with great effect by previous generations to build empires, have been gradually exchanged for self and instant gratification, useless trivia and a dependency on government agencies for just about everything.”

Knowledge of almost forgotten skills is something that every responsible person should already know, and if not should learn – and certainly teach to their children and/or grandchildren as a matter of urgency.

The ability to prepare and cook a meal from scratch, for example, is only one skill that is fast disappearing.

Learning how to cook from scratch, with basic ingredients which are not poured from a can or unwrapped from a packet, is one of the most important basic survival skills a person can learn, and is something you cannot afford to ignore.

If that can be taken further, and include the requisite skills to collect fuel to build and sustain a cooking fire, both indoors and in the open air, it could prove to be as important as knowing how to recognise whether food is spoiled or edible.

Your life could depend on it.

Many people these days go to their doctors for almost every ailment, however trivial.

A cold, a stubbed toe, a headache or a simple stomach ache will be found in most GP’s surgeries these days, the skyrocketing rates of anti-biotic resistant bugs and virii are testament to the overuse of antibiotics … for conditions that are almost always self-limiting and will be effectively dealt with by a normally functioning immune system.

Previous generations knew how to look after themselves and their families, they knew how to cure themselves without visiting a doctor or pumping themselves full of chemicals, which often create more damaging side-effects than the actual illness.

Consider that more than 70 million Americans, now take at least one mind-altering medication to control their emotions.

Some of these conditions are of course very serious, but at the risk of sounding harsh, it is also believed that many of these conditions are the result of growing up in a culture of dependency, and in a society that has been conditioned to mask problems with medication as opposed to treating the source holistically.

A basic knowledge of natural remedies, wound/bleeding treatments, splinting, safe tourniquet use, and pain relief could save your life.

To society’s shame, the people who have had the foresight to prepare for every eventuality, the propaganda rolled out by the mainstream media and the state, has labelled them as being objects of curiosity, are made subject to ridicule, and are condemned as tin-foil hat wearing ‘Conspiracists‘ who are clearly nuts, appearing to spend their lives sitting in a bunker waiting for the end of the world.

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth, as only a couple of generations ago, what is seen as ‘Prepping‘ nowadays, was seen as being ‘a normal way of life‘ for most people.

Our parents/grandparents fully understood the need to prepare, and took for granted the need to save money, for example, in readiness for rough times ahead, or a ‘Rainy Day’.

As supposedly responsible humans, if you have not started to take some positive steps to prepare for major economic problems, you really need to wake up and take a hard look at what is happening in your own countries. A number of knowledgable people believe without a doubt, that it’s one of the most pressing issues that humankind as a species, faces today.

A purposely flattened economy, for example, not only has the ability to destroy an entire nation, but the chaos that will undoubtably accompany an worldwide economic meltdown today, will far exceed anything witnessed in history thus far.

If you doubt this, ask any cyber-security expert who knows what is really going on.

They will to a man/woman, tell you that the ‘Grid’ on which the greater majority of mankind depends upon for almost everything, is under constant attack from those who wish to bring the whole system crashing down around you – the warning signs have been around for a long time, and it’s only a matter of time before one of these attacks takes out a vitally important component part of that infrastructure.

And if, or when that happens, it will far too late for many people.

ONE IN SEVEN AMERICANS DEPEND ON FOOD BANKS TO SURVIVE

BE PREPARED

Damian McBride is a former Whitehall civil servant and a former special advisor to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Not exactly a crank or a ‘Crackpot‘ and when he starts tweeting warnings like what have been appearing in the image below, it would be wise to sit up and take notice.

Damien McBride on Twitter

 

THE KENT FREEDOM MOVEMENT – A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE UPCOMING FINANCIAL CRISIS

 

National Guard Whistleblower:
“Doomsday Preppers Will Be Treated As Terrorists”

Melissa Melton
October 25th 2012

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

So begins the Oath of Enlistment for the U.S. military, but in an explosive interview with a National Guard whistleblower shown below, soldiers are now being advised they will be ordered to break that oath should civil unrest erupt across the country.

Referred to only as “Soldier X” under promise of anonymity, an Army National Guardsman spoke via phone with Infowars Nightly News Producer Rob Dew regarding a recent briefing his unit underwent on actions the military would take in the event that an Obama election loss sparked rioting in America’s streets.

Citing not only recent widespread threats to riot if Mitt Romney were to become the next U.S. president, but threats to actually assassinate him should he win, Soldier X’s superiors dispensed plans of how the National Guard would be responsible for “taking over” and quelling such unrest.

The soldiers were reportedly told “Doomsday preppers will be treated as terrorists.”

In addition, guns will be confiscated.

“They have a list compiled of all these doomsday preppers that have gone public and they plan to go after them first,” Soldier X said. He claimed those in charge are acting under the belief that preppers will be “the worst part” of any potential civil unrest.

Soldier X was also told that any soldiers in the ranks who are known as preppers will be deemed “defects.” He explained the label meant these soldiers would be treated as traitors. “If you don’t conform, they will get rid of you,” he added.

Unit members also warned not to associate with any fellow soldiers who are preppers.

Not only does the military reportedly plan to target preppers should mass chaos break out, but Soldier X also voiced his concerns regarding civilian gun confiscation.

Soldier X admitted, “Our worry is that Obama’s gonna do what he said he’s gonna do and he’s gonna outlaw all weapons altogether and anybody’s name who is on a weapon, they’re gonna come to your house and try to take them.”

It would not be the first time the National Guard has been used to unconstitutionally disarm law-abiding citizens, robbing them of their Second Amendment right to bear arms. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, police and military took to the streets disarming lawful gun owners, including those who were on dry land and had plenty of stored food and water.

Fast forward to this past summer when a leaked Army manual dated 2006 entitled, “Civil Disturbance Operations” surfaced outlining plans not only to confiscate firearms domestically during mass unrest, but to actually detain and even kill American citizens who refuse to hand over their guns. This manual works in conjunction with “FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations,” another Army manual leaked this year, which instructs troops on how to properly detain and intern Americans into re-education camps, including ways that so-called “psy-op officers” will “indoctrinate” incarcerated “political activists” into developing an “understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.”

Add these manuals to the plethora of Executive Orders Obama has signed during his term which have dismantled our Constitution piece by piece, including the martial law implementing National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order which gives the president the power to confiscate citizens’ private property in the event of any national emergency, including economic.

Add it all to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in which Obama granted powers to disappear and indefinitely detain American citizens without any due process, and it is easy to see the tyrannical big picture our government has painted.

When asked if he would go along with gun confiscation, Soldier X replied he and his fellow like-minded guardsmen planned to stand down — not answer the phone or show up to post.

“I’m sorry but I don’t believe in suicide,” he said.

Preppers are becoming regular government targets these days, most recently when a Missisippi prepper group member with a clean record was suddenly taken off his flight halfway to Japan and informed he was on the no-fly list, an FBI terrorist watchlist, stranding him in Hawaii. Other preppers have been denied their Second Amendment rights without legitimate cause.

It is beyond glaringly obvious at this point the U.S. government is gearing up for mass civil unrest. Not only has the DHS sparked controversy by purchasing billions of rounds of ammo, but the department even went so far as to begin classifying further purchases, blacking out bullet figures it is using taxpayer money to buy.

In addition, while FEMA can procure a billion dollars in bulk food supplies, the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism project released a flier instructing military surplus store owners to report any customers who “make bulk purchases of items” including “meals ready to eat”.

Should society as we know it collapse following the election, it would seem the ultimate prepper and the ultimate terrorist is, indeed, the U.S. government.

1911: Turkey established gun control. Subsequently, from 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, deprived of the means to defend themselves, were rounded up and killed.

1929: The Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 29 million dissidents were rounded up and killed.

1935: China established gun control. As a result, between 1948 and 1952, 20 million dissidents were rounded up and killed.

1956: Cambodia enshrined gun control. In just two years (1975-1977) over a million ‘Educated’ people were rounded up and killed.

1964: Guatemala locked in it’s gun control. From 1964 to 1981, over 100,000 Mayan Indians were rounded up and killed as a direct result of them being unable to defend themselves.

1970: Uganda embraced gun control. Over the next nine years, over 300,000 Christians were rounded up and killed.

“Over 56,000,000 people have been murdered worldwide as a direct result of gun control in the last hundred years.”

2012/2015: The United States Government will attempt to introduce wide-ranging gun control following the latest in a series of ‘random’ spree killings. This time the ‘Preppers’ are going to be seen as the perceived threat.

It is my belief that it will not end there.

Do not let history repeat itself.