Yeah, that’s pretty much how it goes…
Yeah, that’s pretty much how it goes…
Seeing as election day is tomorrow and given the candidates that we have in the lead, I have this gnawing, incessant feeling that life in America is going to drastically and radically change for the worse in the near future. I’ve been keeping fairly quiet on here because the outcome of tomorrow could mean a lot of changes in how words are perceived and the repercussions involved with speaking your mind. Lets just say, stocking up on ammo right about now, probably not the worst decision which-ever way things turn out.
Regardless of that, the current situation has me thinking over the skills I’ve picked up through the years that would benefit myself and my family in the event that my worst fears are realized from this election. It put me in the mood to do a little research into a few topics and well… sheepishly I must admit research turned into “what dystopian movies can I watch”, and from there I came across an article which I felt important enough to share.
I am fully aware that a great many of you who actually read my blog are probably here for the gritty details of the skills I know. Too bad on this one; that’s not what I wanted to talk about. What I’m more concerned with at this particular moment in time and what I hope to impart isn’t the technical skills associated with survival in bleak situations, but rather the aspect of humanity that we have already begun to lose even before the fall. The article that I mentioned is about the movie, “The Book of Eli”. It was one of my favorite dystopian movies I’ve come across, and while I don’t necessarily get down with the religious aspect of it, I do appreciate the message that religion is a control and that misused it can lead people to do unspeakable acts.
The article I had read was posted on “Off the Grid News” and it discusses the movie, its situation and its relevance. Rather than having me steal their thunder, please read it for yourself here: http://www.offthegridnews.com/misc/the-book-of-eli/
I was especially fond of the line from the article that read, “While the world around him blusters, and swears, and steals, and kills, Eli quietly remains focused on restoring some semblance of humanity everywhere he goes”. I think that one statement should carry forward more so than anything. Be like Eli in that regards. People are generally shitty. Don’t become one of the shitty people that make the world shitty.
I would wrap this up by telling you to go vote, like that dead horse hasn’t been beaten enough, but honestly, I don’t think it will make much difference whether you do or don’t vote at this point. I don’t like conspiracies much, but there’s been enough stuff go on lately to tell me that our votes don’t much matter towards who actually wins tomorrow. Either way I think America loses this election.
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Looks pretty awesome! I might have to work up some funds to go take a sabatical and check this out.
Gudvangen in Sogn, Western Norway – a suitable place to build a Viking village. (Photo: Leif / Wikimedia Commons)
In May 2017, phase one of Njardarheimr Viking Village is ready. The construction starts in August and the village will consist of about 20 small and large timber buildings – totaling 1,500 square meters when completed.
The four Vikings who had shown up in the Municipal Council in Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county got the answer they have been waiting for: After two decades, the dream of building a Viking village in Gudvangen becomes a reality.
Njardarheimr Viking Village – Overview. (Photo / Illustration: Gudvangen Utvikling AS)
Hansen moved to Gudvangen with the motivation to build a Viking village. Since then, he has made a living as self-appointed Viking chieftain, among others…
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Unless you’ve worked your way off the grid, in which case you’re probably not reading this to begin with, then you’re fully aware that it is political season. If you don’t have a fervent excitement about voting this year, then well, you’re probably not a moron. You’ve basically been handed two glasses filled with poison and told to drink one. Both have the potential to be incredibly dangerous, but who is to say which the more dangerous of the two actually is? One group of people is going to tell you that poison A is going to kill you slower which means you’ll have longer to live. The other group is going to tell you that poison B won’t be as painful as it kills you quicker. Both sides are going to argue their preference of poison; which will ultimately leave you dead regardless of which one you choose to ingest.
But what if there was another option? What if you didn’t have to drink either one? What if you took your eyes aware from your impending doom long enough to realize there’s a glass of clear liquid sitting on the table across the room? What if you smelled it and there was no pungent odor. What if you shook it and it remained clear? What if there was someone trying to tell you that its water, but you can barely make out the echo of the words between the thunderous voracity of the A and B crowds arguing about which poison you should drink? Would you tell them to shut up and try to listen to what the other person had to say or would you continue to believe what they had to say about their poison?
Now assume that there were a bunch of people in a room together and they all had to decide between poison A or poison B and which ever was the majority was what you all had to drink. Yet you still knew about the glass of water on the table. Would you allow them all to decide on the popular poison or would you try to garner as much attention to the water that you could be drinking instead?
Right now you are all being asked to pick between poisons. It is well known that both Trump and Clinton are not good candidates for the presidency. It has gotten to the point that you can not hear a viable argument for why you should vote for one without mentioning stopping the other. In the wake of both the RNC and DNC there has been even further prodding to kill yourselves with one poison so that we all don’t have to drink the other poison.
Within twenty minutes I’ve had two articles pop up from left-wing sources formerly supporting Sanders who are now on the Clinton band wagon because they are afraid of what will happen if Trump gets elected. The audacity to these articles is that they fully expect you to give up any hope of getting people to drink the water and want you to drink their poison before you’re forced to drink the poison of the other side. One of these articles came from the ever popular race-baiter, Shaun King, who as of May 27th was stating that Hillary should drop from the race amid her email scandal (seen here).
Yet, having written that two months ago, he has now decided that there is no other option for him but to drink the Clinton Kool-ade and toe the party line to prevent the boogyman from taking over (seen here).
So why the flippy floppy from the bastion of liberalism? Why jump ship when he so clearly states that he actually supports drinking water in his article? Its because Shaun King, like most people, is afraid and a coward. He is so afraid that he may have to drink a less appealing poison that he is willing to put his choice of poison to his lips and prepare to take a huge, deathly gulp. The sad part, is that many of you are willing little lemmings to follow suite to unquestioningly drink the poison of the chosen political party and ignore the people handing out free cups of water.
This article has, thus far, primarily focused on the bandwagoning of liberals, but fear not (punny, given the context) conservatives, you are equally as obnoxious in your efforts to stop Clinton. In fact, that has been the main source of rally cries behind Trump long before the Democratic Party fell to shit and started eating itself with scandal. #Neverhillary has been a thing for over two years now. I know, because I called this from way out and was on board with Clinton never seeing the Whitehouse again. I have been a supporter of that movement for a while. Unfortunately, you ignant sum-bitches chose to back a clown shoe of a person to face off with her and now there is also the late-blooming #Nevertrump in response to it.
Don’t kid yourselves, I don’t buy into the overt racism lines that people try to attribute to him. I know what he said and the context to it, which is left out of every democrat’s mouth when they quote him with a cherry picked sentence. But listen to man. He says absolutely NOTHING. There is nothing informative. There is nothing substantial. Its just words that lead no where and are enough to get cheers rolling. Its fluff. All of it. As opposed to when I listen to Clinton and everything I hear sounds like an absolute lie. They both suck.
Clinton was relatively unsuccessful in every position she has held and has been marred with scandal after scandal to finally culminate in the evident corruption involving the FBI director who declared that despite all of the obvious mishandling of information she has done he sees no reason to prosecute her. Trump, now apparently has also urged a foreign agency to hack into the Democratic National Convention emails and to use their classified documents against them as well. Both of these alone are worth the title of traitor. If I, the common man, did either of these my new forwarding address would be Ft Levinworth, KS. But since they are both elitists guess what’s not going to happen? If you guessed anything, well, you’re probably right. So where does that leave us. Both poisons clearly suck and will kill you, even by their own supporters accounts, so what now? What about the water?
You have a unique chance in history to stand up and speak your conscience when it comes to the future of this country. There are, and always have been, other options out there. Our government isn’t a two party system; in fact, its widely discussed that the founders never intended for there to even be political parties at all. The only people that benefit from having you believe that your only options are A and B are the two political parties that are in power themselves. They already fight between themselves to maintain control of power, why would they ever want you to think you had any other choice but the options that lead to them being in charge? Every single vote for an independent, libertarian, green partier, or ect is just less power and authority the left and the right maintains over you, the common citizen. Stop letting them dictate your options. Stand strong. Look at the issues at hand. Find a candidate that you align to and whether you feel they have any single chance of winning, hold true to what you feel. Be brave in the face of being diminished, discouraged, and belittled. The cronies of a two party, poisoned system are all ways going to try and play you for the fearful coward. They want you to give up your morals to bolster their power and to get their way and will say anything to get you to do as such. Whether playing on your fears, your hatred, or even attempting to ensnare your compassion; their goals aren’t in your best interest but in their own.
One could ask, “but isn’t that what you’re doing as you promote not voting for Trump or Clinton”? No. It’s not. If at the end of the day you want to vote for them, honestly and truly, fuckin’ do it man! If you don’t, that’s great too! But stop being controlled by fear. I know who and why I am voting. I am and have been decided for a while. I, however, to show my sincerity on the matter, am not pushing my choice on anyone. That’s not what this post is about, but rather to ensure that the thought is earwormed that you do not have to settle for drinking poison because you are worried about which way the mob is going to go. You do not have to vote out of fear, but rather vote your conscience and be content that you made it known on that day, that regardless of the outcome, you stood by your values and beliefs and have refrained from compromising your integrity. That is all I ask, regardless of who gets your vote.
This blog has been drying up lately but it hasn’t been forgotten about. A recent trip to my native lands and a little reconnecting with long lost friends resulted in the reminder that people actually do read my garbage and came with the heartfelt request for me to get back on the horse and cotinue to write. A request I feel obligated to attempt to fulfill.
In truth, I’ve been putting in work lately. I’ll give a more thorough post later in regards to “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”, but for now it’ll be left with mere foreshadowing. A precursor to the writing I’ve promised to do. The ember in the pile of ash that will return a phoenix to the skies.
My discontent with my job and my roll has left me devoid of valuable training material to post as of late, but that’s no excuse. I’ve disregarded the fact that my knowledge base, in many cases, exceeds the average reader when it comes to tactics, training, and theory. But as it seems commonplace to me, it will still be new information to many of you.
My disgust in the current national climate (polticial, social, and weather as well) has left me throwing jabs sparringly on social media. Ineffective as they are as I can throw more of an unanswered literary haymaker through this blog. It leaves me wondering how I fell into putting out fires as they pop up with a bucket as opposed to blasting the entire area with a firehose. As I mentioned, I am fiercely disgusted with what has been occurring lately and there is more than enough material to cover a fully comprehensive article (with pictures!) to address it all. Apparently, as I’ve been praised by many, even having my words thrown into the typical electronic cat-fight has made a difference in how certain people are left feeling about the matters. “On behalf of my husband who is out pulling a 16 hour shift as a state trooper, thank you for sticking up for officers”. That came from a woman who I don’t even know. And she wasn’t the only one. So clearly, in ushering that type of response I must be out here doing something right. Now to just do it for many many more.
So I vow to break the writing damn and return to punching these keys in the name of what is just and to write the right. Too many people have been worn down by the fight and want to tap out, but it is time to stand true and shown the world that we’re not just a bunch of savages ready to implode. To be their example again. To be the power. To direct the fury we are all feeling. To stop allowing raw emotion to blast outward uncontrolled, so that we may fix the problems, instead of doing more damage. It is a time for wits to be about us so we may ensure the whole good of this country and bring it back to the nation of the successful, of the exceptional, of greatness.