Prepping For Addicts

First off: I have a degree in Addictive Studies and worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor for a time. I also received treatment for alcohol abuse almost 30 years ago. I experimented with numerous different drugs when I was younger, also. So, when I’m talking about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, I know what I’m talking about. For clarification on terms: “Addiction” means a set of maladaptive behaviors revolving around ANY substance. “Abuse” means just that, abusing ANY substance. And, “Dependence” means the person is physically dependent on ANY substance. Examples of the above terms would be: Using alcohol to avoid dealing with cruel words spoken by peers. Or lying about giving up coffee on a diet and then sneaking up to a coffee shop for a mug or six. Smoking cigarettes for 10 years, giving them up in a day and having no problems. A prescription of pain medications says, “Take 1 every 4 hours, by mouth”, you are crushing them and snorting the powder every 2 hours. I will be using the term “Addict” as a generalization for a person exhibiting any of the above problems.

OK. So. Now that that’s clear……

The obvious problem with having someone who’s addicted in your family is they are pretty much, completely, undependable! And you know I’m right about that!! Without proper treatment to address the underlaying reasons for the maladaptive behaviors the person’s chances of “recovery” are slim to none. When a disaster happens and pharmacies are closed, liquor stores are empty and all stores are out of tobacco products; where will the Addict find their “drug” of choice? I can’t see street level dealers having product for long and if currency is no good, how will the drugs be purchased? There’s a thought that should cost you sleep.

Let’s back up for a minute. Take a better look at what I wrote in the last paragraph. You and I both know that stores are going to be cleaned out of tobacco, beer, wine and liquor and probably even before the food is gone. Pharmacies will be cleaned out of anything that will get people high. Think about that for a minute. Think about the scenes of rioters smashing store windows and stealing everything they can get their hands on. New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, there was no power and those idiots were stealing flat-screen TVs and game consoles. Really??? Their houses were, more than likely, destroyed. Where were they planning on putting this stuff? This is the mentality of people that will be roaming the streets in every single large city in the country when the SHTF. And make no mistake, it will be hitting the end of summer or early fall. Add to those pricks all the Addicts who will be desperate for a fix, hit, drink or shot and things will be out of control. If law enforcement is still on the job, they will be badly out numbered. Will your Addict be among the Zombie Hoards roaming the city?

If your Addict does decide to quit, do you know what their withdrawals will be like? Caffeine will be just a headache and can be dealt with with a bottle of aspirin that has some caffeine. Central Nervous System Depressants, like opioids, Tylenol 3s or 4s, will be hyper. Usually. Central Nervous System Stimulants, like cocaine or meth, the person will sleep. Usually. However. Alcohol detox can be fatal, especially if the person has been abusing it for years. Heavy alcohol use can lead to seizures during detox. Are you equipped to deal with that?

If the Addict doesn’t want to quit, what will you be facing then? If they are an “alcoholic” and there’s a good stockpile of booze chances are they will be drinking. I’ve been there and dealt with them while I was counseling and the story is the same, if there’s something alcoholic to drink, they can’t help themselves they’ll drink. Same with any drug actually. If there’s a situation where your home/compound is being attacked; can you trust that they’ll be sober enough to pick up a gun and use it safely? Heavy users of alcohol will get real bad shakes even after a few hours of not drinking. They will not be able to handle a firearm at all. An opiate addict or someone abusing marijuana will be too “out of it” to be able to see clearly. I’ve been high on pot in my youth and I couldn’t focus enough to even see the TV right in front of me. When I was out of beer and cigarettes and low on money, I’d go out to my parent’s house and lie to mom to get money. Other people have done a lot worse.

During desperate and dangerous times, the last thing you need is a desperate person who is unable to think clearly at your back. Don’t think for one minute they’ll “get over it” or “get with the program”, they can’t and won’t. You can’t talk them down or out of it. You can’t “love them enough”, either. If any of those methods worked, we wouldn’t be talking about this now. This isn’t your fault (no matter what they say) and you are not responsible for them either (despite what they say). You’re best option is to get them into rehab right now, but that may not be possible.

What you may have to face is, during a disaster when you and your family are just barely hanging on and the Addict is taking time and resources away from your basic survival, they may have to go. Especially if the Addict is sneaking out and back in to obtain drugs. What if the Addict was on perimeter patrol and left to get drugs? That stretch of fence will be wide open, that will leave the rest of the group/family exposed to unimaginable danger.

Central Nervous System Stimulants can cause the abuser to become dangerously psychotic, I talked to meth users who told me they wouldn’t sleep for weeks. That kind of sleep deprivation leads to numerous psychological issues, like paranoia, hallucinations and violent outbursts. Not who I want in my house when there are major threats outside.

Even though I said you might have to kick the Addict out, I really am not telling you what to do. I was saying it is something you might have to do. How you handle your situation is up to you and your family/group to decide. This is also not a complete list of withdrawal symptoms, using behaviors or situations that an Addict can have, do, or create. Ultimately, my hope is that you do not have any form of an Addict within your family or group and that this has been a waste of your time to read. If that isn’t the case, you need to make an honest assessment of what you could be dealing with in the future. You need to do this sooner rather than later. Please.

Prepping Disabled

This is something I touched on a little in my post Family and Friends, in that post I talked about elderly family members. But, I didn’t cover family members with other disabilities. This is going to sound really harsh, but any person in your life who depends on electricity to survive, like a ventilator, has a slim chance of surviving after a major collapse. Zero chance if the power grid goes down for any reason.

What you’re going to have to figure into your prepping plans is what to do for disabled family members. I know, “disabled” covers a huge span of issues and degrees of severity. Your plan of action is going to depend entirely on your situation and how self sufficient your family member is. A former neighbor has a son with Down Syndrome, he functions about the same as a 5 year old child. He can help with simple tasks and as long as someone is there he knows and trusts, he might do alright. A current neighbor has advanced Multiple Sclerosis, she needs a power lift to get in and out of bed and the bathtub; she requires oxygen at night or she stops breathing. Gail stands zero chance of surviving long-term without electricity.

Disabled includes damage we’ve inflicted on our bodies, too. My back is a total mess due to work related abuse, I have trouble doing much and require powerful medications to do what I can. I couldn’t walk to our bug out location, no way. Once my medications run out, I have no idea what I’ll do. Harvest “ditch weed” is my only option. My husband, Bear, blew out his knee a few years ago. He’s put off surgery due to our financial situation. We’ve been able to keep it from getting worse with Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM blend, but its not healed. Between the 2 of us, we make a whole person! We belong to a group that knows our limitations and they don’t have a problem with them.

What you need to do while things are still relatively quiet and stable is, sit down and go over just what health/physical/mental/emotional issues are present with you, your family and anyone you will be bringing into your circle after a disaster. Be honest in your assessment of your own capabilities and limitations. Don’t think you’ll be able to “tough it out” or “get through it” unless you’ve been doing so already. The stress and added workload post disaster will be beyond anything any of us in America have had to deal with before. It isn’t the time to find your limitations and to suddenly toughen up. Family members will need to same evaluation, if you have a family member who has physical limitations, be prepared to pick up any slack and make sure everyone else is on board with it, too. With your friends you can be a little more ruthless and by that I mean, look at them as if they were just some strangers you heard about on TV. Would you want them with you? If they have limitations, what are those? Do you need or want the extra stress and burden of the extra workload?

Mental illness is a whole other subject. What is the diagnosis? How stable are they on and off medications? What is the level of comprehension? Are they able to care for themselves? Will you be able to trust them?? Trust them alone with any firearms? Would you be able to trust them to “watch your back”?

There are probably a couple dozen more questions you could come up with on top of mine. These questions have to be asked and honest answers have to be sought in order to move forward. Only you can answer those questions, but, remember, those answers will affect everyone you’re responsible for.

But, What is “Prepping”??-Start Here!

Someone who has heard the words, “prepping” or “prepper”, probably won’t know what those terms means. Let alone all the acronyms like, “SHTF”, “TEOTWAWKI”, “BOB”, “BOL”, “WROL”, to name a few. If you’re one of these folks, then, please, read on and feel free to leave a comment if you have a question. Or, you can email, too.

The word “prepping” comes from the word “preparing” and “prepare/d”. Being prepared to take care of yourself and your family and standing on your own. We don’t trust the government to take care of us (to varying degrees). Sadly, only the really extreme people make it to the news, like Ammon Bundy and his group taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns Oregon last winter. Then there are the people who are virtually exhibitionists that go on the TV show, “Doomsday Preppers”. Sadly, the producers and editors of that show end up making the people look like paranoid idiots and fools. According the the people who’ve been filmed, the show is at their home for days filming, the producers will ask them to preform certain tasks, like, one segment where they had a semi drop off a load of long-term storage food after dark in an effort to make her look sneaky and paranoid. Yeah….no one will notice that! However, that is not how the majority of Preppers think or act. We have people within the subculture from the entire spectrum, from the casual to the hardcore; people who still have some trust and faith in the government to those who don’t trust the government to take out their trash.

But, what does being prepared mean??? The answer: different things to different people. *I’m not getting into the origins of prepping, because I don’t think it’s really important. Yes, its laid the groundwork and set some of the standards, but I believe the lifestyle has evolved beyond its origins. Or, what I think the origins might be.

The quick answer is, it’s being ready, willing and able to take care of yourself and your family in the event of some form of disaster. Be it a major storm like a hurricane, flood or tornado; an earthquake; a major terrorist attack; or even losing your job and being unable to fine another one right away (very real possibility nowadays). FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency even recommends the American People get prepared, Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness. The Feds even started a website on it, Ready.gov. Clever name…… Better yet, do a web search for “prepping” and you will be amazed/shocked/overwhelmed by the results. Using bing and just the word “prepping” I got “3,220,000 RESULTS” including a dictionary definition of the word. I try to avoid Google since it came out that they employ over 100,000 contract laborers to sift through websites and censor ones that don’t meet the government’s narrative and what the Leftist Political Marxists say is “correct”. Let’s see….curious now…. OK. Google came back with “About 29,900,000 results”, it starts with the same dictionary definition, but the order of the results is very different. The top one on bing, a “how to get started” site is #6 on Google. Just sayin’…… *Just had an email come in from a YouTube channel I’m subscribed to that’s saying bing is censoring results, too. I, personally, believe this is the result of Obama turning over control of the Internet to the U.N.

You can get as involved as you want to, buying a week’s worth of food and water for your family all the way up to forming your own group, buying land, building a bunker and having monthly training sessions . And there’s a huge variety of points along the spectrum in between. However, the basic idea is still the same, being able to take care of yourself and those you love in the event of some event. Have enough food to feed everyone for at least a week, in case the stores are closed, have enough clean drinking water for everyone for at least a week, have enough washing water, having enough of the prescription medications everyone is on, make sure you have a fully stocked first aid kit, have a back stock of all the hygiene products everyone uses and have a way to protect yourselves. This last is very important! You may hate guns, but be assured, those who want what you have won’t share your feelings. And you won’t win a gun fight with feelings. How will you call the police if the phones aren’t working or the government has hit the “Kill Switch” on the cell networks? Even if you can make a call, if things are that bad, do you think the police will have time to come stop every robbery? No. They won’t.

Lastly, why Preppers are reluctant to rely on any form of government. The Federal Government? Two words, “New Orleans” post Katrina. FEMA worked out well for the residents of New Orleans, didn’t they? The majority of the Federal Government’s money is going to service the 20 trillion dollar debt and there isn’t enough left over to fund all the dozens of agencies, except the military. Local governments rely on federal money to fund their emergency preparedness units. The same federal government that can’t even fund their own emergency preparedness agency. See why we have our doubts about government help? That’s not even getting into the “FEMA Camps” that people claim have been built. These are reported to be little better than the Nazi Concentration Camps where millions of Jews were murdered. I’m not saying this is true or not, I have no direct knowledge about any “camps”. My reason for mentioning it is this, if even half of what is claimed is true, then residents of an area will be herded into an area that is surrounded by barbed wire fencing topped with razor wire (think: prison); forced to live in a barracks like building with dozens of people you don’t know and no way to secure your belongings or your privacy; your Civil Rights taken away; and any control over life is, also, taken away. The Centers for Disease Control have gained the ability to detain any person in an area where there is an epidemic, hold them without their consent for as long as they want and force this person into receiving medical treatments against their wishes. This includes children and the parents won’t be notified where their child/ren is/are and they won’t be allowed to speak for their child/ren or allowed to give or withhold their consent and any medical treatments. Does this sound like someplace you’d want to be? Does this sound like the Constitutional Republic the Founders and countless people fought and died for? If you don’t know the answer to that last question, it’s time for you to read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Point of distinction: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights did not “give” us any Rights. Those were seen as being already ours, what The Constitution and the Bill of Rights do is prevent any level of Government from Infringing on those Rights. Meaning, mess with, limit, require licensing or pass any laws against those rights. Look it up. Buy books, borrow books and read them. Learn the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Stand up and speak out when you see your Rights being infringed upon. Wake up before it’s too late, because, people, it almost is. The Government has been chipping away at those Rights for decades a little bit at a time for any number of reasons. The big one is to “protect” us from “terrorists”. That is an old, old ploy. Create a “Bad Guy”, whip the citizens into a frenzy of fear, and then, start taking away their Freedom for their “protection”. The citizens are so afraid, at that point, that they are willing to give their Freedoms up. These “measures” are, the citizens are told, only temporary, just until the “threat” is over, but it never seems to be over and after a while, the citizens get comfortable with their new situation and then just forget that they gave anything in the first place. Then, the Government has to take more “measures” to keep the citizens “safe” and the cycle starts all over again. Sound familiar??

I hope this will help explain “Prepping” and gives you the motivation to read more and maybe start getting prepared to take care of yourself and your loved ones. I don’t care if a man or a woman is reading this right now. I’d started this with the thought of showing women that this isn’t just a “man’s world”, this is something that men only do. But, it doesn’t really matter, just so long as you learn something and start taking some steps to get prepared.

Lists

I started this weeks ago, then dad had the strokes, went into the hospital, then died a couple weeks later. Next came family, family and more family. Then my birthday. Ah, life! When I went back to finish it, I realized I was redoing past posts, like the ones about food and water. So, what I’m going to do it just link to those posts and try to keep this short (Yeah! Right!!) These are NOT complete lists by any means. Only a starting point to get you thinking about your specific needs and situation!!

Buy Immediately: 

  • Food- start with a 7 day stockpile, then increase to 1 year for each person. Food, Glorious Food!!
  • Water- same as food, average 2 liters per person per day, more if sweating. Water, water everywhere….. You will also need about a gallon per day per person for hygiene.
  • Means of protection- this means a firearms of some sort and the training and practice to safely use it. Firearms 101 Pt. 1 by Bear & Firearms 101 Pt. 2 by Bear & Firearms 101 Pt. 3 – by Bear there’s no getting around this, the “bad guys” will have them. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight, it won’t end well for you.
  • Flashlights and electric lanterns. Plus a couple dozen batteries for each.
  • Battery powered radio and a couple dozen extra batteries for it. Or, better yet, a solar powered radio.
  • Walkie-Talkies for each member of your “group” (with plenty of extra batteries of course!)
  • First Aid Kit, OTC medications such as pain relievers, allergy and cold/flu medications
  • A 3 month supply of maintenance medications for all members of your family (anti-depressants, high blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications, etc…)
  • Personal hygiene products for everyone (shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, toothbrushes and tooth paste, deodorant, body/face lotion, sun screen, bug spray and medications for when this doesn’t work, etc)

If Sheltering in Place:

  • Shutters or other methods of securing windows, doors and sliding glass doors
  • Water BOB: emergency drinking water storage that fits in your bathtub and you fill it before the water is cut off.  Enough bottled water to make a total of 3 months.
  • Method for obtaining water from any nearby streams/creeks or rivers
  • At least 2 methods for purifying the above mentioned water (i.e. pan for boiling, filter system with extra filters, iodine or water purification tablets)
  • Generator big enough to run your fridge or a chest freezer, 30-50 gallons of fuel and a fuel stabilizer for storage (like Sta-Bil)
  • Alternative heat source (or two) and enough back up fuel to get through a long cold winter
  • Since this will likely be your home, you should have enough clothing for everyone
  • Alternative method for washing clothes (like a 5 gallon bucket with a hole cut in the lid and a clean toilet plunger for agitation. Check out YouTube for How-To videos)
  • Laundry bar soap like Zote or Fels Naptha (these work better for hand washing, I think, and are easier to transport if need be)
  • MOST IMPORTANT!! Have a Bug Out Plan!

If Bugging Out (going to a secure location):

  • Make sure your pre-packed  Bug Out Bag ready. Either in a central closet, in each bedroom closet or by the front door. Just do a web search on making a Bug Out Bag, the results will make your eyes bug out! Just remember: KISS Keep It Simple Stupid and remember, you may end up having to carry that bad boy!
  • A system to alert your family/group that it’s time to Get Out Of Dodge (head for the Bug Out Location). This can be a coded text message or phone call.
  • A reliable vehicle or vehicles (with full tanks of fuel) to take everyone and all the “stuff” to the Bug Out Location.
  • Extra fuel for each vehicle (at least 10 gallons) extra motor oil, anti-freeze and radiator water.
  • A good paper map in each vehicle with the main route and at least 2 alternate routes clearly marked. Side Note: all drivers should drive those routes enough times to memorize them and any potential hazards and choke points.
  • Each person should already have foot ware appropriate to the terrain with them in case they have to walk for any reason. These should be broken in until comfortable, only. Having to walk 2 days isn’t the time to break in shoes or find they don’t fit right.
  • Easy to carry food, water and water purification methods in case the vehicle/s need to be abandoned.
  • Tarps or similar material for rough camping and to protect yourselves from bad weather.
  • Don’t forget your feet! Have extra socks and foot powder to keep them dry.

Well, that’s all that comes to mind. This is only a starting point, a way to get you thinking about your needs, your situation and location. I don’t know you, your family or group, only you do. Time is still moving forward and economies aren’t going to get better. Left is fighting Right. Conservatives are battling Socialists. Wars are still being fought in distant countries creating more hate towards us than we can fathom. This is being done in OUR names, yet we were never consulted. For most of us, this is being done over our heads or behind our backs. This won’t last, it will be in our faces and then it’s too late to make a plan. The time to stock up is before you see lines at the store. The time to leave town is before traffic is backed up to the next county.

OK. Enough nagging and bitching!

What We’re Doing Here

I was looking back over my past posts because I was thinking about writing a “Let’s Review” post. I was trying to figure out how to sum it all up when it clicked, I am trying to show you how to help yourselves. Take care of yourselves and not rely on any outside forces. As some Preppers will tell you, we are preparing for the potential to live as our grandparents or great-grandparents did. My maternal grandmother was born in a Sod House on the Plains. In a worst case scenario (unless it’s nuclear or a comet), we could end up living like the Pioneers did. If you don’t have something, you’ll either have to make it or grow it. Possibly trade for it if you can find someone who has it and is willing to part with it. Think about it, what if there was no Home Depot and you needed to replace the fence? What will you do? What will you do to feed yourself in this scenario? You can’t run to Wal-Mart to pick up something for dinner at the last minute. For most people, thinking long-term is only about 3 weeks and some don’t even think that far ahead. What will you do if your child or spouse caught a cold or (Deity Forbid) got seriously injured. You can’t run up to the pharmacy or doctor to treat it, it’s up to you. Like our great-grandmothers did, we will have to be the ones to treat a runny nose or set a broken bone. Do you know anything beyond putting some anti-bacterial goo and a band aide on a cut? Do you know how to plant a garden, take care of it, harvest the produce and preserve the harvest for future use? Anyone know how to hunt, clean it and preserve the meat? That I don’t know how to do my my husband does. Can you fix your dwelling? Protect your property from those who’s plans consist of only roving the area and taking what they want? You know there are going to be those Jackass thugs who’s first actions will be stealing TVs and video game consoles, even if there’s been an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) that’s destroyed the power grid. A good way to read up on those is the book, One Second After by   William R. Forstchen and William D. Sanders. It’s based on an actual trial that was done.

Our Country and many other Countries, are facing crisis of staggering proportions. The U.S. is being torn apart by a rage and hatred that is all out of proportion to what happened. Donald Trump won the election. That’s it. Europe is being swamped in “migrants” or are they “refugees”? I can’t keep up with the changing Narrative’s definition. In Europe, as in America, people who don’t agree with that changing Narrative are met with rage, hate and violence. And by people who are quick to demand their Free Speech be honored. Some in this radicalized hoard have started buying guns and this should scare the shit out of you, it does me. What started with “Brexit” built all summer and blew up when Donald Trump beat Hitlary Clinton. The hoard has spent the winter becoming more radicalized and with no repercussions from law enforcement are now feeling invincible. When I see clips of people doing nothing more than going about there business being threatened and brutally beaten by the hoards, I see only jihadists now. I see very little difference between those two groups, not even religion. The Leftist hoards have as a fanatical devotion to their Socialist agendas and their Narratives are their Sacred Texts. Even though that’s kind of a moving target.

Think about this and tell me if you think I’m wrong and why. If you do think I’m wrong about the coming need to take care of yourselves on your own, go ahead and start stocking up. What can it hurt???

 

Chilling Thought

I was listening to one of the YouTube channels I like, The Prepared Mind. John, the owner, stated he’s been prepping for years and he has really good information on the topic. He also has the patience and attention to detail to do the research on current affairs that I definitely lack. I can’t help it, I’m a Pisces with an Aquarius Rising, which means that I’m more about intuition and the “feels”. I struggle not to fall back into being a Social Justice Warrior, but that’s another post…

This video from yesterday really got to me: Marxist-Communist Planned Civil War is Coming. It’s only about a 28 minute video, with no charts or graphs, so you can listen to it in the car. If you have ever listened to his videos, you’ll know he doesn’t rant or carry on, he just imparts information in a calm manner. Which, sometimes, makes it more frightening, to me. What he is discussing is some information he’s gotten about this coming Spring. Some back story, our former president, Obama, has started what’s been termed as a “Shadow White House” just blocks from the real one. Obama has claimed that he’s working against our elected president, supporting and training “protesters”. In this video, John is saying that what is going on with Obama, Hitlary, George Soros’ NGOs and the Democratic Party is a planned “American Spring” like the Arab Spring that they backed in Egypt a few years ago. OK, that’s one person saying this, but then there’s this video on X22 Report from Feb 19th: Ex-CIA Says Deep State Planning ‘Operation American Spring’ For May 2017 which is saying the same thing.

We may be facing a civil war, but it won’t be state vs state or north vs south, what is being prepared is war between those on the Left who believe that this country needs to be Socialist and those of us who want it to remain the Republic she was created to be. Those on the left are becoming more and more violent, they are being constantly egged on by the media, paid agitators on social media and paid agitators at protests. Our youth and young adults have been receiving endless programming in our State Run Public Schools starting in kindergarten and going through college, they are graduating with no job prospects so they have plenty of time on their hands, they are either living off of their parents and most of them are on some form of government assistance. And they want to remake this country into some form of a Socialist Utopia. Never mind that every socialist country has failed, eventually you run out of other people’s money to give away to those who feel they deserve it. These young people are being lied to and manipulated by Sociopaths who don’t give a damn about them and will screw them over as soon as their goals are achieved.

I see this information as proof that we are a couple months away from hell. If you add in an economy that is in recession and heading for collapse, you will see what we’re facing. The time is Now, to start thinking about your Hierarchy of Needs. If you don’t know what that is I wrote about it a few months ago here: Dust Your Brains Off!! Think about your basic needs

  1. Food including ways to make fire to cook it
  2. Water and ways to filter more
  3. Shelter including ways to make fire to keep warm
  4. Clothing
  5. Medications
  6. Security (means to protect 1-5 + family)

Have a plan, and at least 2 back up plans, to get to a safe location away from the violence or to secure your home from the thugs wanting what you have worked for. Have a back up plan if sheltering in place becomes too dangerous.

Listen to the two videos, do your own research if you can and make your own opinion on this. Yes, I am very concerned about this and am going to err on the side of caution. I hope you all will do the same.

Warning: Rant*

* with some profanity possible.

My 91 year old father passed away on Feb. 16, 2017, he was 1 of 9 WWII vets living in Nebraska according to the Funeral Director in Omaha where dad lived. I don’t know how true that is, but it can’t be too far off.

The day after dad died, we met at my sister’s house for a meeting with the pastor of their church and after that we piled into cars to drive to the mortuary. My 30 something nephew wanted to ride with me. That would be great, get a chance to catch up since he’s living in Miami now.

I’m not sure how the whole conversation got started, I wasn’t really paying much attention to the conversation since I was driving and kinda distracted by the meeting we were driving to. I do know that after he’d asked me if I was still living in the same town and I told him I was, he started telling me how the people in my state vote and their political views. When I disagreed, he blew up and told me I didn’t know what I was talking about. REALLY?!?!?!

Then the Leftist, Progressive, Socialist Douche Bag, Punk spent the next 20 minutes forcing his views down my throat. When I would disagree with him, he became louder and more aggressive. During his standard main steam legacy media rant about the evils of Presidents Trump and Putin, he started really getting mad when I told him all that bullshit about Russian aggression was wrong, he said he couldn’t understand why I was defending them. I had to yell to tell him I was all for anyone who would prevent thermonuclear war. Of course, that was wrong, too. I was becoming concerned enough about my safety that I was trying to figure out how I was going to get to my stun gun, with out him seeing and stopping me, when I finally turned onto the street where mortuary was. I had made the huge mistake of trusting someone whom I knew was a fanatical Leftist and not having my stun gun in my lap. See, I knew that right after the election, he’d had a Leftist tantrum in a phone call with his mom, hung up on her and wouldn’t talk to her for over a month. So, I should have known better than to let my guard down. My husband told me I should have stopped and kicked him out of the car and I’m sure you all are thinking that too. I thought about it, but knew he’d call his mommy and tell her I threw him out of my car because he’d disagreed with me. He would have started a mountain of drama that was unnecessary at that time. As the title of the book by Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police  states, Social Justice Warriors always lie. And lie my nephew did during his rant. He told me he gets his information from news sources from all around the world, but everything he said was just regurgitating what American “news” channels are saying. And did you happen to catch  MSNBC anchor declares it the media’s job to ‘control exactly what people think’ ?  When I could get a few words in, I tried using facts which he wouldn’t tolerate so he just hammered harder that his facts were right because they came for sources from around the world.

When we finally arrived at the mortuary, the punk stormed off with his phone already out and left me to carry in the suit my father was going to be buried in and the 80+ year old quilt my paternal grandmother had made for dad when he was a little boy. Of course the only thing I dropped was dad’s white shirt and that was in the parking lot…. Thank Goddess I missed the puddle. He later told me he was sorry, but the way he said it was more like a kid being forced to apologize for breaking a drinking glass. He said politics shouldn’t come between family. Ya think???

There was a family lunch the day before the funeral and when that punk walked up to my husband, Bear, stuck out his hand and greeted Bear, my husband just sat there and looked at him. I got a text that night about it and when I told my sister I wasn’t going to talk about then, she texted me back trying to escalate. I just repeated what I said. The day after the funeral, I sent her an email explaining why Bear wouldn’t shake the punk’s hand or talk to him. If Bear had opened his mouth, he would have given that punk a taste of his own medicine and yell him down.

  -Here’s the rant- My nephew is one of those people who grew up never having to experience any negative consequences. He is too old for the “everybody gets a ribbon” age group, but my sister protected him from any “harm”. He’s mid-thirties, was protected all his life from disappointments, just like all these other assholes who are out there now having destructive tantrums because they lost. They are blaming everyone else for Hitlary loosing the election. These animals are getting more and more enraged because President Trump is dismantling their programs and showing the country that their narratives are lies. These spoiled brats, who have been groomed for just such an event by the State run schools, are being egged on Sociopathic people like George Soros who’s website says “George Soros has been a prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for more than 30 years. His philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations, supports democracy and human rights in more than 100 countries.” Yeah, like Ukraine and we see how well that’s working out for them…… The former president Barack Obama, has set up a shadow government just blocks from the White House and his stated goal is to thwart President Trump’s administration. This sociopath is also reportedly training protesters. “Obama will help direct his new foundation, which he has said will be a “startup for citizenship.” That could mean a lot things, but in light of his other plans it suggests the Obama Foundation will be a political grassroots organization designed to mobilize progressive activists.”- Obama’s Shadow Government Is Organizing To Undermine Trump 

  Think about what I said. These young adults, either still in college or recently graduated, are the products of State Run Schools. Schools that have been taken over by Progressives that are teaching the students who to be followers. History is being rewritten;the Constitution has become an outdated document that’s open to “interpretation”; the learning is by rout, just endlessly repeating what the teachers say; stay in line and follow the person ahead of you. When they get into college, professors have to teach their students how to learn, how to think; while other professors are hammering in their Socialist ideals, diversity is good, people who believe in the Republic are bad, Capitalism is bad, spreading the wealth around is good. However, that last part is a lie because the wealthy who are backing this movement will not be sharing their wealth with anyone. It’s just a manipulation to get these fools to do their dirty work. And what is their dirty work? Judging by Soros’ funding of “Color Revolutions” around the world, it’s a safe bet that’s the goal here. When Obama won the election in 2008, Conservatives were angry and upset and were so again in 2012 when that jerk off was re-elected, but I don’t recall any rioting. Do you? People beaten up for wearing Obama gear or threatened with guns for the same “offense”. I didn’t see hoards of any kinds of Conservatives marching through cities looting, vandalizing and burning. Maybe I missed those news reports? Or, I’ve just forgotten? You know WHY that didn’t happen? Because those in the Center and on the Right have jobs! Someone has to support the parasites on the Left so they have the time to destroy a country. Shit, some of those “protesters” are being paid to do it!! They are being paid to show up to these “grass roots protests” and agitate the crowd to violence!!

  So, let’s add this up: we have hoards of young people, programmed not to think only follow, these young people can’t find full-time work or won’t work, people who don’t know what it’s like to actually lose at anything; legacy media, social media and progressive NGOs fueling their frustration at having lost at something, feeding these hoards a steady diet of hate filled hashtag buzz words; those same NGOs sending out paid agitators to whip these hoards into violent frenzies and then slipping away before they can get caught.After that run in with my nephew, getting the same treatment from my son and seeing some of the horrific violence at these “protests” makes me believe that to Sociopathic emotional state of the backers is being passed down along with message. A Sociopath lacks any kind of empathy for others, they see people for only what they can get out of them. A Sociopath uses people and discards them like a napkin. And with just as much thought.

  I don’t see protesters anymore, I see Zombie Hoards shambling through cities. They are just as mindless and just as dangerous to you and yours. More so, really, because a Zombie won’t break into your house, destroy whatever they don’t want and steal what they do want. A Zombie Hoard isn’t going to be egged on by monsters who’s only goal is to destroy this country so they can rebuild it how they want. Monsters who are using these mindless Zombies and will throw them away once their goal is achieved. Does it sound like I’m starting to feel sorry for the Zombie Hoard? No, I’m not. Because when you try and talk to them, they lash out with violence and anger. They refuse to listen to anyone who isn’t telling them what they want to hear. If I can’t get my own son or nephew to listen, what chance do I have with a stranger? So. What are our options? We hunker down, stock up for the coming depression/collapse, make sure we are armed, ready, willing and able to use those weapons and try to ride it out as best we can. If you are using a firearm, it’s not enough just to have it. You have to be able to use it and that means practicing with it. Not just practicing shooting it, but also drawing it. Then, keeping it maintained in good working order, clean and oiled.

  Remember, these “protesters” are the kind of people who will beat the shit out of you over your bumper sticker, hat or t-shirt; don’t believe in your Right to Free Speech, only their own and will respond in anger and violence over it; are backed by monsters who want this country and all it stands for destroyed; believe they are entitled to what you have and will no hesitate to take it; and are coming to your city soon.
 

Quick Note

My father passed away this morning, quietly and while his caregiver’s back was turned. That was my dad, he wouldn’t have wanted anyone hanging over him crying. “I don’t want to be a burden” and “Don’t make a fuss”.

I’m really OK. Dad went on his terms the way he wanted. He missed mom every day since she died in June 2009 and all he’d wanted was to join her. He’s with family that had gone before, his parents and a cousin dad had idolized when he was a kid. Andy drowned as a young man and dad still talked about him.

Anyway….. This got me thinking. End of Life issues after a disaster or after society has collapsed. Or any other event where there aren’t any doctors or funeral homes in operations.

What do you think about this? What are your thoughts, ideas or questions?

More on Freedom and Responsibility

“No social stability without individual stability.”― Aldous Huxley . I just saw this on another WordPress post and thought it was pertinent in today’s world.

The argument can be made that, if we can’t stand on our own as a person, we won’t achieve stability. Standing on our own does not include leaning on any government entity because as soon as you do that, you become their slave. That is not compatible with Freedom.

As Free Citizens we are fully responsible for ourselves and that means ensuring our stability by providing for ourselves by working to earn money so we can pay for what we need. When the government, or anyone else, provide for our needs we don’t have stability. When we abuse credit and put our Wants ahead of our Needs we are only creating a false sense of stability. Are you Free and do you really feel any Stability when you’re sending your hard earned money away to the credit card company for years and years? There are times when you’re paying for things long after they gone, like buying food or booze with your credit card. We used our credit card to buy a year’s supply of food and paid it all off the following month.

When we exercise our Freedoms we become responsible for those Freedoms, whether it’s Speech or our Property, We are responsible for them. The fact that there are groups, tech firms and people in the government who think they are entitled to define our Rights with more laws. And, most of us sit back and allow this to happen. We want to be kept safe, don’t we? Safe from “terrorists”, those mysterious others who would abuse our property, or news that will make us mad and make us think. Over the past several decades we have slowly given up our Freedoms and sunk into apathy or, at least, a strong disinterest about it. Seemingly sedated by the T.V. and, more recently, the internet.

My husband, Bear, and I fight for our Right to be Stable on our own. with no government, group or person interfering or defining what that means for us. If you truly want to be Free, you will learn what your Rights are and will do the same. If all of us wake up, educate ourselves and stand up to the bullies, they will have to listen.

I keep hearing Mel Gibson’s voice yelling, “FREEDOM!!” as his character in “Braveheart” is being tortured to death. I know the story was “based on actual events” and not a factual representation of actual events, but a lot of those things did happen, if only to other people. Citizens of other nations died horrendous deaths for Freedom going back to the start of Civilizations. Thousands of warriors and soldiers have died for your Freedom in what ever country you’re living in as you read this. There are times when I can feel their Spirits standing behind me waiting to back me up. Or kick my butt if I fail to act. They will stand behind you, too.

 

The Time is Now

I have been still really involved with family the last couple weeks, 2 brothers who live in other states were in town. I’ve been feeling very withdrawn and that’s something I’m monitoring closely. I have a long history with a major depressive disorder and may not see the signs during that day, but I do see it at night when I look back on my day and then change what I’m doing the next day. YAY Pristiq!! That is one of the daily meds I made sure I have enough of.

What I meant by saying “The time is now” was prompted by an interview on YouTube I was listening to. I suggest all of you listen and share it with as many people as you can, now. This Is Not A Drill! The Economic Crisis Will Start This Year & Last For 5 Years:Clif High

Cliff High uses something called “Predictive Linguistics”, which I do not understand. It’s way above my pay grade!! What I do understand is that he’s developed an algorithm that searches the internet for words that are being repeated a lot, I think…. He correlates the data in a program he wrote and makes some extremely accurate predictions about major events coming up. What he predicted, last fall, would be occurring in the second quarter of 2017, the data sets are showing have started. In the interview, Mr. High stated that this tangled economic system that’s held together with duct tape and hope, is unraveling. He stated that around the first part of March, we are going to start seeing more chaos as money gets more scarce. The people who’ve lived with their heads in the sand, only interested in the latest installment of “Dancing With the Stars” or what the Kardashians are up to, are going to start panicking when their ATM or EBT cards quick working.

I’ve been seeing more and more stories about the Left-Wing, Socialist Democrats are starting to prep because they believe that President Trump is going to destroy the world (or something). The problem with this is they seem to have an attitude of superiority to the “rest of us”.  John, who has The Prepared Mind channel on YouTube, was talking about his boss whom he stated is a hardcore Left-Wing Democrat who is also a “gun nut” believes that he is entitled to own his guns because he knows what he’s doing. Apparently, this man has received training and has practiced shooting and it seems that he believes this makes him more entitled than the rest of us. John told a story about another co-worker who’d talked to this man about wanting to get a gun. This supervisor told this man that he is the last person who should have a gun because this man felt he needs one. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF)?!?!?? If we look at the actions and attitudes those on the Left and then take those into Prepping, we could be heading for some real problems soon. They have taken over government on all levels, from cities all the way up to the federal level, and my concern is that they will get laws passed making “hoarding” illegal. Those of us who have worked, sacrificed and built up stockpiles to take care of their families, will have those taken and given to those who didn’t want to suffer and so didn’t give up their selfish ways to look to their own futures. We have to keep an eye on what laws are being passed and if/when those laws (or similar) are being passed, we are going to have to take steps to hide what we have worked so hard to build.

OK, so, the take away from this is: we are almost out of time to get our basics fully stocked. This means: food, water, 2 ways to purify water, at least 2 ways you are proficient in to make fire, hygiene items, first aid supplies and as much of your maintenance medications as you can get. If you haven’t decided on whether you’re going to try and stay in your home or go to a safer location, now is the time to get that done. If you wait too long, this choice will be taken from you. Your bug out location needs to be far enough away from a large city that you can’t see the lights and at least 2 turns off of the main road or highway. This will help prevent the hoards leaving the cities from finding your place. Ideally, this land will have water on it so you won’t have to depend on “city water” that may stop flowing at some point.

That’s enough for you to think about for now. Please, please watch the interview and share your thoughts on it here.