And then one day, finally, real democracy came!
We were feeling that after long time of the same old politicians who cared only for themselves or their own circles and families, suddenly there is a man (or people) who will bring something new for us, pride, strength, wealth or whatever.
Media was full of high hopes and praising, in order to bring new world for us, jobs, security and what not.
New factories are promised, new liberties, patriotism and love for the country exploded.
Something beautiful was expected. We felt like it is dawn of new era…..
What a bunch of fucking idiots we were.
Then the polarization started. At the beginning it was something like “there are people FOR and there are folks AGAINST it” whatever that “IT” was.
Pretty soon we were “thrown” into situation where you have two families, they are neighbors, friends for years, decades even, but over the political reasons they started to see each other with kinda ‘bad blood’.
And then one morning, SHTF and I found myself standing in my backyard like an idiot, still trying to find out what happened with great words of new era and better life…?
People were shot dead on the street for fun or wrong words, fire trucks were driven by stoned teenagers in weird uniforms, police cars burning, men with assault rifles walking on the street in cowboy boots and metal band T shirt acting like self proclaimed government forces, every group who had more then 15 guys and 5 rifles was self proclaimed police force doing whatever they want to do…
Whole bunch of people who had dreamed of times where and when they can do whatever they want emerged.
I forget together with bunch of other people high hopes and big words, all what was left is pure survival, day by day.
I got mail from one of my readers (thank you Mike!), and I really liked it. Mike and I share some opinions in exactly same time, I will cite his message here:
“My nation, America, is being abruptly dragged out of a deep and prolonged state of subconscious anxiety and depression. It is being assaulted with hope and this is beginning to produce a state of relief which will be managed into uncritical nationalism if at all possible. This euphoric state of national mind is the perfect cover from which to ambush a nation. The pressing for a one world government did not die under Trump, it simply got a new face. The danger to America and to the other nations of the world are more real now than ever. Extreme sobriety is warranted at this time. Most people I have spoken with cannot see this. They need to. Perhaps you could bring this to attention. Mike”
Yes, America is being “attacked” with hope, changes, trust in better life, new jobs, pride.
In the same time media is on the run for making “demon” out of people or political options, and polarization is there.
It all looks (sadly) VERY familiar to me.
It is looking so familiar too me that I have to say I am afraid for the near future of Americans.
Stage there is “perfect” for violent changes and SHTF.
Stay sober, operate in your small circle, you will appreciate that effort when SHTF.
What Can You Do?
In terms of “big picture” you cannot do anything. It is like that, if big players are set to make shit, then it will happen, and timing and climate there in US is perfect for that, so no matter how hard I hate to shovel “fear”, you have to be afraid if that will at least mean you get into motion.
And again and again – think in small circles.
For example, I can say for myself that I am for human rights, protecting the weak and people who suffered, but more from that I am about respecting of my way of living, and if there is a bunch of people who wants to change my way of living with force because they are so different I want them out of my country.
Now this sounds nice and normal, decent.
But it does not have too much with storing food and ammo, learning new skills, knowing how to purify water or simply working on your survival group.
When real SHTF there is no no democrats, republicans, political options, right or wrong, left or right.
Everything is kinda blurred and at the end there are YOU and OTHERS.
You will find yourself standing somewhere, maybe in similar backyard like mine, 25 years ago, asking yourself where everything is gone and how suddenly bottle of water is more important then whole bunch of political options, parties, opinions, solutions etc.
And you had such a high hopes in better life!
Stay on the right track of prepping, do not be mesmerize with current events. Monitor events, of course, but stay on the track, and please do not have high hopes that “everything gonna be OK”.
Also note, while America is the greatest example of this problem just now, other countries are , and will, experience very very similar things… Don’t believe it ‘Can’t happen’ where you are…
If you see worrying signs where you live, please share your thoughts in the comments below…