The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the changing of the guard in the District of Criminals (DC). There, on Wednesday, we witnessed the expected thunderous applause of the Democrats.

Social Media Bans Threaten Free Speech For All

Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: The Cold Civil War: Social Media Bans Threaten Free Speech For All.

ABC News Calls for ‘Cleansing’ of Trump Supporters

ABC News Calls for ‘Cleansing’ of Trump Supporters in Wake of Capitol Incursion.

ATF Encroaching on ‘Solvent Traps’ and DIY Suppressor Components

Reader J.T. sent us this: ATF Encroaching on ‘Solvent Traps’ and DIY Suppressor Components

What if Opting Out of Data Collection Was Easy?

Reader C.B. suggested this piece: What if opting out of data collection were easy?

Facebook Bans Weapons Accessory Ads

C.B. also sent us this sign of the times: Facebook bans weapons accessory ads.

Brave Browser Adds Peer-to-Peer to Combat Censorship

And one more from C.B.: Brave browser adds peer-to-peer IPFS protocol to combat censorship. The article begins:

“In what might be the first salvo against the decades-long dominance of the HTTP protocol for internet data retrieval, an open source web browser devoted to privacy has introduced an option that allows for direct peer-to-peer transfers. This means that instead of relying on a massive network in which data are stored on dedicated servers, information can now rest on and be accessed from numerous nodes dispersed globally.

The browser Brave this week issued an update that relies on IPFS—InterPlanetary File System—to collect data from a decentralized network.

The protocol offers serval advantages over HTTP, a protocol unveiled in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the internet. Utilizing widely dispersed server nodes means users can retrieve data faster. It will also lower costs for who will not depend as much, or at all, on web-hosting services.”

Exiting DJT Issues Dozens of Pardons

Trump Pardons Lil Wayne, Steve Bannon, But Not Himself, Or Julian Assange

Biden Issues Barrage of 17 Executive Actions on Day One

Biden Issues Barrage Of 17 Executive Actions On Border, Climate, Immigration & “100 Day Masking Challenge”. JWR’s Comment: He’ll probably pause briefly before issuing has expected anti-Second Amendment edicts. But don’t cower in fear and give up open carry or vehicular carry. Walk like lions.

Democrats Take Control of 50-50 Senate

Democrats take control of 50-50 Senate, with Harris presiding for first time. JWR’s Comment: The key question: Will the Dems do away with the ability to filibuster? If that happens, then they can ramrod through most of their socialist agenda.

Oregon Bill Would Allow Seizure of Private Property in Emergencies

Oregon Proposes Bill Allowing Government to Seize Private Property in an ‘Emergency’

South Africa COVID Strain Poses ‘Re-infection Risk’

S.Africa virus strain poses ‘re-infection risk’: study.

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73 Comments

  1. Athough I wish Donald Trump would have put Hilary in prison and done a few other things that he said, it greatly saddens me and sickens me to see the Creeper take office. I expect nothing good in the next 4 years from the commie child sniffer, especially pertaining to our firearms freedoms and the use of Covid to push us into a police state. However I recall that it was Ronald Reagan, widely regarded as one of our best presidents, who signed the 1986 NFA into law. If it wasn’t for Reagan we wouldn’t have the artificially high prices for machine guns. We could be owning a general electric minigun for around $12000 instead of the $500,000+ that they command. One in .50bmg would be nice to have around for that potential Chinese communist invasion. M16’s that command $30k would be the same price as a semi auto AR15. Anyway, my point being is that our rights have been stolen and degraded by both Republicans and Democrats. I listened once more to the speech John F. Kennedy gave about secrete societies, shortly before he was murdered, linked here https://youtu.be/9kxjY-KOgRA . I think even though he was a Democrat he was probably the last honest president we have had. He would probably be classified as a conservative conspiracy theorist today. Hopefully both the Republicans and Democrats are not both controlled by the same hidden hand. Hopefully it’s not just a big act and we are being played. Our last hope maybe to repent of our sins and hope God finds enough righteous amongst us to spare us. Otherwise much suffering awaits.

    1. We are definitely being played. Our biggest enemies are the Republicans. They are Controlled Opposition, snakes in the grass, traitors, and the kind of friends that wait till you need them or let your guard down. Been disgusted and have somewhat tolerated RINO’s for 30+ years. NEVER again! Liberty or death! Victory (progress) or absolute failure! I’m done with accepting the 999th cut of a 1000. Either cut off my head or prepare to die.

    2. Big Mike: Kennedy honest? Are we talking about the Kennedy that using daddy’s money
      stole the election from Nixon? Maybe you are talking about the Kennedy that at the last minute withheld air cover and support that resulted in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. I seem to recall some wild conspiracy theory involving JFK and Marilyn Monroe [an ad home, deleted by Editor.]

      1. I just got off work for the day and ready your post SaraSue…you are exactly right, they are wasting no time at all. It’s getting very real, very quick. Might be time to go live in the woods before I allow the poison needle in my arm.

    3. We are being played. If the RINOS were moved into the Demon-rat party, their ranks would swell by 90%. I heard a broadcaster repeat a discussion he had with one of the Bush presidents. He said that Bush told him not to worry so much about Presidential elections. Nothing would change no matter which party was elected to the office. I think that was true until Donald Trump was elected. Your comment about “both the Republicans and Democrats are not both controlled by the same hidden hand. Hopefully it’s not just a big act and we are being played.” They are controlled by the same hidden hand and we are being played. And the main stream media. Plan accordingly. God in heaven will deal with our nation for our sins. Over 60 million aborted babies, and on and on. Repent and stay in God’s word for strategies from past history. I read that JFK was pro-second amendment and said our currency would continue to be backed by gold. After his assassination and then LBJ came with the 1968 gun control act and off the gold standard we went. Also the Social Security System funds were plundered to build the interstate highway system and “create jobs.”

    4. I’m glad Trump didn’t put Hillary in jail, just as I’m glad Biden won’t put Trump in jail. That’s not a president’s job. If either goes to jail it should be with due process following state or Federal laws. In our system the president should have no role.

  2. The issues is so much larger than just the Dems gaining control when the other party doesn’t support you either.
    Gun control was enacted and more was wanted. We never got a rest. Our lifestyle was attacked continually with no defense. We’ve been told we are bad so long now that a whole young generation knows nothing but that. The divisions are set in stone. The hate is real and growing.
    What little good did come is now gone most likely forever.

    1. You sound pessimistic. May I join you?

      DT found the swamp so deep and wide that he spent half of his time cleaning the crap off of his shoes. Just imagine what would been accomplished if everyone in DC had pulled together for the people.

      But it isn’t about the people. We are peons. (A political leader in Alaska once called us that. Really.)

      Short of a civil war, the only thing that can be done is to slow the system down. It would take great personal sacrifice for working Americans to become non-working Americans. To NOT deliver goods and services to the current politicians and their constituents would certainly have an impact with unknown results. But it might be interesting to watch them squirm for awhile.

      Some sort of zillionaire would be needed to help implement that. Or, we could come together, barter and help each other instead of being distracted by the non-essential goings on of current society.

      That’s really how it should be in the best of times.

      1. Tom, you may be right. “It would take great personal sacrifice for working Americans to become non-working Americans. To NOT deliver goods and services to the current politicians and their constituents would certainly have an impact with unknown results.”

        I remember back in November a couple of our fellow commenters suggested something of the sort you note. I think it was to be a nationwide truckers slowdown/strike. What came of that? ANybody know?

        Carry on

        1. Once a Marine,

          It may have been Matt Bracken that discussed the possibility of blockading blue city access/egress in the event of an internal conflict.

          That idea has been kicked around by others and has merit. Forced shortages of goods and services would be a prime cause of commotion as it was during the covid toilet paper crisis. (Just think if people had nothing TO wipe, that would really cause consternation).

          Based on how paranoid and afraid the left was concerning our National Guard at the inauguration, I think they might offer an olive branch to us working citizens. It would be nice for them to reconsider our role in America.

          1. There’s no question about it, Uncle Sam would have the military there within 24 hours with bayonets and tanks to break up the protesters, and the military would follow orders down to the minutest detail.

          2. Tom, “I think they might offer an olive branch to us working citizens. It would be nice for them to reconsider our role in America.”

            I hope they do so. A little kindness and appreciation goes a long way.

            Carry on

    2. Sorry to say your analysis seems to be spot on. The only saving grace is that the libs are 250 years too late on the gun control issue. This is illustrated by the noncompliance to their puny gun buy back schemes and attempts to have people register their fire arms. Over 39 million back ground checks last year alone would tell anyone with a lick of sense that the general public is not buying into their BS. The large red square military presence in DC under the guise of security was designed to intimidate us. Our government is now using Russian, Chinese, North Korean, Vietnamese, Cuban, Venezuelan and Cambodian military parade tactics to intimidate us. “News Flash” 85 million of us will not be intimidated. The Kaiser, Ho Chi Min, Adolph Hitler, Hiro Hito, and others have tried. It is very dangerous to poke a stick at a sleeping tiger. After saying this I realize that they will try and take over our country and a lot of blood will run in the streets before this coup attempt is over. Doesn’t anyone study history anymore? Or are they just so arrogant and deranged that they do not understand the people in this country?

      1. They played their hand too soon. They thought they had brainwashed the masses with public education. Even when I was in my first two years of college, I spotted the liberal, feminist, teachers and avoided them like the plague. I think the 2nd Amendment does more for women than all their rules and regulations. It’s the great equalizer for women. I taught my children to avoid certain professors/instructors, drop their classes even, if they started in on the brainwashing. My grandchildren are home schooled. They hoped to kill a bunch of us older ones off with covid, but covid has a 98-99% survival rate.

        So, basically, in most of America, there are still 4 generations alive who didn’t buy into the Marxist/Socialist/Communist BS. And at least 3 generations are armed to the teeth and know world history. The elites live in a bubble of their own making. They listen to one another. They hang out in the same circles. They intermarry. They have zero clue as to the American Spirit. And now… watching a fraudulent election, they’ve pissed off over half of America. Really pissed off.

        And yes, blood will run, but I’d rather die for a just cause than see my grandchildren suffer tyranny. I pray there is another way. I’m in the middle of Exodus (yes, it’s taken me forever to get that far), and war came often for God’s people. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

        P.S. The “elites” are very stupid people

        1. “P.S. The “elites” are very stupid people.”

          The Elites are very intelligent people, they win every time. We the Sheeple are very stupid people who lose every time and for the life of us just can’t figure out why. And we never will.

          1. I don’t think they are “intelligent”. I think they are Machiavellian.

            I don’t think we lose. I think we choose more important things and in their world, that is a loss. In our world, it is a gain.

          2. It’s actually a pretty simple formula:

            1) They buy votes with welfare, gov. Contracts, gov. Grants, free health care, Obama phones, farm subsidies, gov. Pensions, gov. Jobs, SS, ADC, section 8 housing, Student loans, etc, etc,etc. (the list is endless). More than 50% of the population is dependent on these transfers of wealth.

            2) They control information with government schools, Universities, print media, broadcast media, and now Big tech “social” media. The bias has been apparent for a long time, but the overt censorship of the opposition is a new twist.

            3) They continuously incite racial animosity and defame the opposition as racists, Nazis, white supremacists, etc.
            The very basis of the government is under assault by people who dismiss the Constitution as racist, written by slave owning, old white men, and is therefore irrelevant. College students just eat this stuff up.

            The tactics have worked brilliantly thus far. It simply requires a basic understanding of what motivates the human animal.

            To protect us, our side has a “Maginot line” called the Republican Party. Most of them could not debate their way out of a wet paper bag or tell you what the 3 branches of government are. That is assuming they could stop for a minute, checking the status of their Foreign investments in China.

            I’m very sorry my friends, we are on our own. Plan as such. There isn’t going to be an invasion on the beaches to save us. Nor is there going to be air drops of supplies to the “patriot resistance.”

      2. They work diligently to erase history. They believe in the false premise that history does not repeat if no one knows actual history. They are wrong, of course, but they keep trying. That is why the destruction of statues, the rewriting of the history of events that actually lead to Civil War 1.0. That rewrite of history literally began with the death of dishonest Abe Lincoln. You know, it was slavery and the desperate need of the South to keep their slaves. No, it was high taxes and the desperate need of the Northern mercantilist class that feared competition from the South. When the Southern Confederacy seceded and created a Southern free trade zone, the Northern mercantilist class went insane.

        There is this desperate need to control knowledge. The elitists in our society fear an educated population. The war on us is mostly because of their abject fear of us. It is why a college education, today, is almost meaningless. It only goes down hill from here.

        Bottom line, educate your children and grand children. Make sure you have accurate history and math and science, at your disposal, then teach, teach, teach.

          1. ThoDan, you miss the point. Slavery was of course morally wrong. Yet, slavery was not what drove the Southern Confederacy to form. It was 90% about taxes, in the form of tariffs, imposed by the Northern mercantilists, the elitists of their day, through their control of congress. Sound familiar, the elitists of our day also control congress and both political parties.

            As for Alexander Stevens, there are always a$$holes in positions of power inside every political system, just look at your government and mine.

            If Southern secession was only about slavery then the war was completely unnecessary. Lincoln himself was a strong backer of the Corwin Amendment to the US Constitution. The Corwin Amendment would have been the 13th amendment and would have enshrined slavery permanently. Look it up sometime. So Lincoln was not opposed to slavery, he was in favor of a permanent and indivisible union (which was never ever enshrined in our Constitution). The plight of the negro slave was not part of the consideration for Lincoln’s war Northern aggression or for the Southern States war for Southern independence. The war had been coming for sometime and it was mostly about onerous taxes. The Southern States were paying over 80% of the costs of running the US government.

  3. I agree with Big Mike. “Commie child sniffer” is the best line…..what a writer. JFK probably was assasinated for what he knew. Repubs and Dems are on the same side now: their own side, against the American people. This has been going on for decades, it’s just ‘out in the open’ now. Advising all my friends to move to a red state as possible, and out in the hinterlands. JWR has called these current events for 2 decades. Unfortunately for all of us, he was right.

  4. I found the book in a closet I was looking for: Resistance to Tyranny by Joseph P. Martino. Starts with history – facts about all the murders that have occurred under various tyrannical regimes throughout history. Then moves on to strategies and tactics. It’s important to understand that these things happened in other countries in OUR LIFETIMES. This is not distant history. John Brennan, formerly director of CIA under the Obama regime, and an extremely hateful human being, recently said that the current administration is moving in “laser light fashion” to identify and root out political opposition in the population. Read the book if you need to understand that “it’s happening!” means gun confiscation is near. If you purchased registered guns in your state, you need to offload them into the nearest lake. Sell your home and move to a safe haven. If you wait this administration out, thinking all will calm down, you might very well come up short. Just sayin.

    1. Just remember that Trump also signed a boatload of executive Orders the first days in Office… Just Sayin’…

      The president is a puppet of the Elite that hide in the background and pull all the strings. He is not his own man! Sadly!

      We no longer have two parties, but one with the same agenda: to bring the United States down and under the UN/NWO. It’s the Great Reset!

      Great Deception! Divide and Conquer! A house divided cannot stand. Evil is good and good is evil. The USA is not in the Bible. It is in the way of the Great Economic One Belt One Road Initiative that connects China with the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The United States has been set aside, is to be depopulated, and then raped of her natural resources… Only our guns stand in their way… Edit: as you mentioned, the coming gun confiscation rulings.

      1. Just before leaving office Trump signed bills that could either directly or indirectly aid in Christian persecution: He reinstituted the death penalty, legislated Anti-Semitic Laws, signed the agreement for the Education Day on Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s birthday which really is a cover for the Seven Noahide Laws which is the One World Religion, in which anyone who worships Jesus is considered an Idolator which is punishable by death. Trump was not a friend of Christians. He was the Snake that the Woman (church) took in. He told us that when he took office four years ago. He was part of the Great Deception.

        1. You are right about Trump signing the anti Christian noahide laws. I didn’t want to believe it, I stood in line to vote for him for 4 hours the first time he was elected. But what you said is true. I think he was controlled by the people mentioned in the Bible in the book of Revelation chapters 2:9 and 3:9.

          1. I believe Trump was influenced, and ignorant, but not necessarily ”controlled”. Even those with genius level IQ’s do not know what they do not know. I agree with Joel Skoulsen’s assessment of Trump. His heart is in the right place, yet he was simply not well enough ”equipped” . Regardless, no one else was willing or able to stand up to this evil, and Trump was there and did his best. He did not understand what he was facing. And he may not be done. As many patriots wish to preserve the ideas of liberty, so does Trump. BTW, Skoulsen is also of Danish decent.

      2. Lily, I have done a lot of research, both biblical and secular, and from what I can tell white Caucasian people of the various nations (tribes) of Europe, are the true descendants of the 13 Israelite tribes in the bible. I don’t say this from a racist perspective at all, as the bible clearly says every race, tongue and nation has the opportunity for salvation through Jesus Christ. From what I can tell, the United States is the continuation of the promise God made to Abraham. Supposedly every president we have had, and the heads of European nations are all related to King David. A few years ago I had a wise old man named George Gordon…he has radio archives (georgegordon.net) but is dead now, tell me to look around this great nation, and one day it would be mostly empty because we would be hauled off into captivity or killed for refusing to repent of our sins, and that the Chinese would be taking possession of this land. If one does a little research, the Chinese are taking over the continent of Africa right now as we speak. So I agree with you, they want to depopulate us and take it over. The descendants of Esau are using people like the Chinese to exact revenge on us, the descendants of Jacob for taking the birthright (God was going to give it to us anyway). This perpetual war was talked about long ago in the scripture.

        1. Honestly, I don’t have definitive answers to this topic. I, too, have done lot of research over the years. Frankly, the book of Acts 2:14-36 indicates that many Israelites had reunited with Judea at the time of the giving of the Holy spirit. They came back home from all of the nations to celebrate the Feasts. The two sticks become joined together at the giving of the Holy Spirit (Judah and Israel.) Key words to look for in Acts 2: “Ye men of Judah”, “Ye men of Israel”, “The whole house of Israel”. Thus Jews and and all Israel are present and accounted for and the words Israel and Jew are used interchangeably to represent both.

          Even before this, during the time of the evil King Jeroboam of Israel, many faithful Levites and Israelites abandoned their inheritance in the north to join their Judean brothers in the south to continue worshipping the Lord God at His temple instead of Evil Jeroboam’s temple.

          See 2Chronicles 11:13-17 which reads:

          And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.
          Jeroboam Appoints False Priests
          For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest’s office unto the LORD:
          And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
          And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.
          So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

          Furthermore when King Asa Reigned in 2Chronicles 15:8-9:

          And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.
          And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.

          The “Lost Ten Tribes” are not really lost. They all fall under the term “Jews”.

          We know, according to scriptures, that not all Jews who call themselves Jews are Jews…. True Jews are Judeans, hailing from Judea.

          Not all that call themselves Jews actually have genes from Judea.

          From my studies, true Judean genes are primarily found in Spanish, Middle Eastern, and North African Jews.

          Ashkenazi, Eastern European Jews, have the least amount of Judean genes…Are seriously mixed with eastern European people groups.

          Interestingly ALL of modern Israel’s Prime Ministers are from families that hailed from eastern Europe,

          Esau/Edom according to Rabbinic Judaism is the Christians and Catholics.

          It seems to me that anyone who partners with the Harlot church/Beast last days religious system one world religion is Edom… Many Evangelicals participating in the NAR, knowingly or unknowingly, are partnering with the Beast system. God Himself will sort it out in the end. I’m just studying, speculating and trying to understand…

          Blessings,

          Lily

        1. Hmm,

          All of my Christian walk I have heard that the USA wouldn’t be “available” to help Israel when all the nations go after her, as indicated in Zechariah 12.

          If we are destroyed economically, through natural disasters, and war, then we’re not there.

          “Biden will be sending mixed messages to Israel until a Two State Solution is announced.” Jim’s thoughts.

          I speculate that that may occur by Rosh Hashana this fall… seriously, I have so many thoughts on these issues… it’s a bit confusing as to what party really thinks. It appeared that Trump was Rah Rah for Israel, but he was truly working towards a Two State Solution and the NWO. Biden/Harris may well be the one to help finalize it. Or their job is to take down and go down with our sinking ship.

          Then Joel 3:1-2 and Zechariah 12 will occur at the Last Trump? Only time will tell. Keep watching!

        2. The “nation” of “Israel” was founded by the Edomite Rothschild banking family…the same people that own the “Federal” Reserve which has printed the debt out of thin air to enslave this country. They are the people spoken of in the Bible in the book of Revelation chapters 2:9 and 3:9. They are actually Edomites, this is written in their own “Jewish ” encyclopedia if you care to read it. European Caucasian people, the ones that founded this country, are the real tribes of Israel. We got the name Caucasian when our ancestors fled from the king of Assyria. For instance the nation of Denmark is descended from the tribe of Dan..a little history

          1. I don’t hold to Replacement theology. WE are not Israel. We are “The nations/the multitudes.” But Christians are ingrafted into Israel. I believe that there are Judean Jews still out in the nations, and in modern Israel. These are the 144,000 mentioned in the Bible that will be fleeing to the mountains during the last 3-1/2 years of the Tribulation (aka Jacob’s Trouble.)

          2. The Tribe of Dan.

            Most are not aware that the Tribe of Dan did settle Northern Europe. European names of towns and rivers, including the country name of Denmark (spelled in Danish as Danmark) are evidence.

            Genetic markers such as blue eyes are also evidence. As additional evidence, my family has a rare disease that stems from the middle east, yet both sides are of mostly Scandinavian origin. The paternal family history known to 1526 as it is kept for family lines associated with a title of nobility in the King’s Library in Copenhagen. It even includes my grandfather. The kept meticulous records. The family sur name is very rare, and can be seen in important place names in Danmark established early in it’s history. The first known Scandinavians were from the middle east. I could very well be a decent of the Tribe of Dan.

            Cutting edge archaeology is rewriting the history books, and the rest of the world is just beginning to catch up, including me. Those interested can look up Robert Sephr on YouTube. Absolutely fascinating in-depth archaeology that can change world views.

          3. @Tunnel Rabbit

            The Scandinavians use the whale road for a long time, centuries longer than germany existed at least, they arrived in america long before columbus, they travelled the mediterrean before that and they traded slaves big time.

          1. I love the blog, but I respectfully disagree. We could go on for pages with all the scriptures that point to Caucasians being the true lost tribes of Israel. An incredible book on the subject that ties in with Scripture is “The Lost Ten tribes of Israel Found” by Stephen M. Collins. His website is stephenmcollins.com. God made a promise to Abraham that his descendants would become many nations and speak many languages. The tribe of Judah was just one tribe. We are the only people on the face of the planet that fit all the prophecy and promises. Blessings to you as well

          2. Saw the video. Interesting bits of news. One bit I found interesting was about the war games scenario using also military forces to simulate an attack on all fronts. Sounds like preparation for Ezekiel 38. Blessings to you all and thank you and JWR for this blog and the comments.

  5. “Continuing to process Washington debates of this sort primarily through the prism of “Democrat v. Republican” or even “left v. right” is a sure ticket to the destruction of core rights. There are times when powers of repression and censorship are aimed more at the left and times when they are aimed more at the right, but it is neither inherently a left-wing nor a right-wing tactic. It is a ruling class tactic, and it will be deployed against anyone perceived to be a dissident to ruling class interests and orthodoxies no matter where on the ideological spectrum they reside. . . .

    “If you identify as a conservative and continue to believe that your prime enemies are ordinary leftists, or you identify as a leftist and believe your prime enemies are Republican citizens, you will fall perfectly into the trap set for you. Namely, you will ignore your real enemies, the ones who actually wield power at your expense: ruling class elites, who really do not care about “right v. left” and most definitely do not care about “Republican v. Democrat” — as evidenced by the fact that they fund both parties — but instead care only about one thing: stability, or preservation of the prevailing neoliberal order.

    “Unlike so many ordinary citizens addicted to trivial partisan warfare, these ruling class elites know who their real enemies are: anyone who steps outside the limits and rules of the game they have crafted and who seeks to disrupt the system that preserves their prerogatives and status.”

    “[They] care only about one thing: disempowering and crushing anyone who dissents from and threatens their hegemony. They care about stopping dissidents. All the weapons they build and institutions they assemble — the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, the NSA, oligarchical power — exist for that sole and exclusive purpose, to fortify their power by rewarding those who accede to their pieties and crushing those who do not.”

    Franklin Sanders

    1. Exactly right. Look at what happened to Schaeffer Cox, he is still in prison after the FBI failed to murder him. His story is worth reading and he is a good place to send some extra tithe money.

    2. Bedford: i agree. pretty much all we hear is what they want us to hear and they dictate the current narratives for all “sides.” They are not communists, etc., they are totalitarians and will use whomever to get their goals met which are absolute control and power over all people. Both the dems and repubs are being bamboozled.

    3. I’m in agreement. Large Marge posted something similar earlier. Re: the political dramas being meant to divide us. Even as we disagree about some things, we must hew to each other and remain loyal to our common humanity.

      Carry on

  6. In Washington it is a one party system. It’s not D vs R, because the politicians look out for each other no matter what political party they belong to, and not who elected them into office (us peons). Career politicians only care about power and money and that is it. I am for term limits but that will never be voted on or brought up for a vote because politicians will do nothing to cut their own throat and destroy their money machine.

  7. The Soviets were well known to back both sides in a regional conflic knowing that in the end the victor would be beholden to them. That’s what has been going on in DC for ages. Gray Fox

  8. I’m not ready to throw Trump under the bus y’all. (Love you Lily!!)
    In some ways, I agree that it’s not about Left vs Right.
    It IS about right versus wrong.
    It IS about the sanctity of human life.
    It IS about our liberty, safety, and security.

    In ANY case, whether or not you believe that Trump was part of the One World Order, or you hated or loved Pence, here we are. And where we are is dangerous.

    My personal opinion is that Trump was one of the greatest Presidents America has ever seen. But, he’s a private citizen now, and we must fight for ourselves.

    It’s not just about having 500lbs of beans in the basement. It’s about – in my opinion – taking our resistance underground. There are millions of ways to thwart the new world order/globalists/Satan. The first is in the spiritual realm (demons flee at the Name of Jesus). The second is in the mental realm (a steadfast mind, and not bowing down to the beast). The third is in the physical realm (beans/bullets/bandaids). In that order, in my opinion.

    I’m trying to order my thoughts, my “strategy”, for the coming years. I refuse to be governed by panic (altho governing my thoughts is a full time job!). Definitely, as Gray said, “Gray Fox”.

    1. “The first is in the spiritual realm (demons flee at the Name of Jesus). The second is in the mental realm (a steadfast mind, and not bowing down to the beast). The third is in the physical realm (beans/bullets/bandaids). In that order, in my opinion.”

      GREAT advice. We must absolutely put first things first. Your whole post just resonates with me today.

  9. “Kick’em when they’re up,
    Kick’em when they’re down. “

    “Kick’em when they’re up,
    Kick’em when they’re down.”

    We’re not going to get anywhere like this.

    Speaking of JFK, I have/had a book by a former CIA employee, stating he was actually the assassin. Cannot find the book, but will keep looking. Of course I cannot prove anything, but just relating the story. This man
    was on several TV programs promoting the book, somewhere in the ‘90s.
    He stated he was on the hill behind the fence and shot JFK once in the front of the head while the shots from the book depository window were being fired. He claims it was a perfect plan implemented by the CIA.
    This man also claimed he used a Remington XP-100 bolt action pistol in .221 Fireball caliber, fired one shot and left the brass sitting on the fence. He then easily hid the firearm in his trouser leg and left the scene.
    Probably another conspiracy theory, but having shot that model firearm, I can certainly testify to the destructiveness of the bullet, especially if it was a Hornady SX (super explosive) varmint bullet that was popular back in the day. Could not load that bullet over 3,300 FPS or it would fly apart and not reach the target.
    Well, that was a long way around to ask if anyone out there knows about this man and/or the book.
    If I should locate my copy I will advise.

    God Bless America on this first day of being under communist rule.

    Semper Fi

    1. Batteau,

      James Earl Files. Search “I Killed JFK” or “I Shot JFK”. Not sure if he is still alive but I believe he was paroled in 2016 according to Wiki-poopia.

      Not saying it’s true or not, just that the story, like the truth, “is out there” – X Files

      As always, hoping you…
      Seymour Liberty

      1. I think you are correct. I scanned several books and none looked right. Then I watched a short video and after seeing James Files speaking, I think he’s the person I saw on numerous TV programs. Sounds like this could very well be the book I have somewhere.
        One article said that particular weapon wasn’t built until some time later than 1963, but it was in fact built in 1963. My FFL friend still has his, bought in 1964-65. Said quite a few were out possibly in 1962.

        We’ll never know for sure…
        THANKS!
        Semper Fi

    2. “It’s int’resting when people die
      Give ’em dirty laundry!”

      Gee, thanks a lot for getting that stuck in my head! 😉

      Sounds like an interesting book – I hope you can find it.

      1. You know what? My wife and I have been playing the Eagles off and on for about 2 weeks. Three CDs, and that’s the only thing my granddaughter has been singing.
        Now she’s got me doing it. Really sticks in a person’s mind.

        Semper Fi

  10. First off today I am thinking of a friend that survived Khe Sahn only to die from agent orange related cancer rest in peace JIm Semper Fidelis, secondly I don’t believe that Biden will finish his term all due to the fact that his dementia will worsen and he will step down or they will keep him there to sign what they tell him to sign very tough times coming down the road.

  11. What is interesting is how some conservative billionaires are suddenly getting Democratic religion:

    a) Major billionaire funder Charles Koch

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/charles-koch-says-his-partisanship-was-a-mistake-11605286893

    b) Rupert Murdoch as expressed by Fox News Chris Wallace

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/535043-chris-wallace-this-was-best-inaugural-address-ive-ever-heard

    ( That loud noise is Tucker Carlson projectile vomiting – remembering how much he owes on his mortgage — and vomiting some more. )

    2) I can almost hear the gentle hint from the Democratic billionaires:

    “That’s a nice fortune you have there – be a shame if something happened to it.”

    3) By the strangest coincidence, the biggest Trump donor — $218 MILLION in the past election — just died.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/01/12/693679109/sheldon-adelson-conservative-donor-and-casino-titan-dies-at-87

    https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/biggest-donors

    4) As they used to say in the 1960s “You don’t need a Weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing ”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground

  12. It appears to me that voting no longer works. We are under a totalitarian dictatorship such as Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, or Communist China/Cuba/North Korea. We now will be forced to do what we are told and to shut up about it. To give up our guns and our freedoms, our rights and our voices. There is only one alternative that I know of and it is coming unless we put on the chains that our masters give us. You know what it is.

  13. Everyone here is correct. Which is why I have been saying and trying to convince people, for more years than I can count, that our entire gummint is corrupt and has been sliding towards socialism/communism for well over 100 years.
    Presidents clear back to when some of our founders held the office violated our Constitution and the principles this country was founded under when it suited their needs. I was reminded in an article this AM, (https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/01/andrew-p-napolitano/does-the-first-amendment-restrain-big-tech/) about the gov limiting Freedom Of Speech in the original Alien and Sedition Acts. Thankfully the wording was removed before passage and Gummints of all stripes are in force for one thing and one thing only, for the perpetuation and growth of themselves at the cost of control and subservience of the people it rules over…….
    Our Declaration and Constitution clearly state that WE answer to a much higher authority and ALL gummint is subservient to US the people. They cannot exist without our blessing.

    WE MUST START ACTING LIKE THIS ! ! ! There is no other choice! Without such actions we are submitting to rulers that see themselves as above us, treating us as merely fodder or fertilizer, to be used at their behest at whatever whim strikes their fancy. This present administration has gone so far as to be blatantly in your face corrupt. It is 100% fraudulent and everyone knows it, even they themselves know it’s a total sham, but will always fail to admit it, the power of control is so strong….

    I encourage everyone to take a stand, ONLY answer to our Higher Authority, never kneel, never bend, never submit to any other. As I have said before and will repeat as often as necessary:

    Time to fight back like you mean it. Do not obey, do not co-operate, do not comply with any fraudulent gov or any of its agencies.
    When the governed become ungovernable – Let Them Herd Cats…….

    They do not care about the Constitution, they do not care about rule of law, they lust for power for powers sake, and from now forward they will do absolutely anything to maintain it.
    You are endowed with God given rights, let none take them from you. You do not need permission, you have those rights by your very humanity.
    Long Live Our Republic

    And may God Bless each and every one of us in the coming days of darkness that lie ahead.

    1. Nice! Yes, “let them herd cats!!”
      Rather than being pliable, cooperative, law abiding citizens for the greater good (sarc), let us be as noncompliant in every way we can. I for one, will always pay my taxes, but I will be dang sure to minimize my tax burden legally. Ridiculously so. So many good ideas we could come up with that wouldn’t require actually blowing anything up. We’ll all have to think differently… rather than being “johnny on the spot”, we need to be as dumb as rocks to them. LOL. We could actually have fun, for a time.

  14. “Social Media Bans Threaten Free Speech For All”

    they’re restoring democracy.

    seriously, they are. in their minds, they are the human beings, and the rest of us are nothing more than talking animals, put here by god to serve them, to be eliminated if we don’t. so for them, “democracy” means them taking everything we have and telling us what to do and culling us if we resist. just like a farmer does to his cattle. seriously.

  15. Please send your notes of thanks and appreciation to President Donald J. Trump!

    The effort is being coordinated by Raheem Kassam of The National Pulse.

    https://thenationalpulse.com/thankstrump/

    Given all that we’re feeling as his supporters, it’s hard to imagine what he is feeling right now. Melania too. Your heartfelt gratitude and encouragement going forward will no doubt be greatly appreciated!

  16. I have always been fascinated by the assassination of John Kennedy as I was a young grade school girl when someone came into our class room and told us he had been shot. If you want to find out a lot of great information look up The Future of Freedom Foundation’s five part series by Douglas P. Horne. He served as head of the military records team on the Assassinations Records Review board, the independent federal agency established by Congress in the 1900’s to secure the release of long secret official records regarding the assassination of President Kennedy. This is not a short series but chocked full of information that would be a nice winter night review. The cover up was massive. They went back and interviewed everyone they could find that was connected in any way. While they were tasked by congress, they also could not charge anyone for what they found. Mr. Horne did this series because he felt that the American people needed to know.

    My thoughts on Kennedy is that he had evolved into a President that would have been a truly great man. Yes, he was a womanizer. He certainly did not go into the presidency a great man, but those last few speeches and his desire to break up the CIA got him assassinated.

    1. Yes Ma’am I think you are right. Kennedy also wanted to get rid of the Rothschild owned Federal Reserve bank that Andrew Jackson had fought so hard against. This is one of my favorite You Tube videos of Kennedy speaking before he was murdered. https://youtu.be/9kxjY-KOgRA . He had the courage to speak the truth about secret societies running the show.

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