Signs Of The Times – Part 4, by St. Funogas

(Continued from Part 3. This concludes the article.)

Vasili Arkhipov prevented TEOTWAWKI — During the Cuban Missile Crisis one single man, a Russian submariner named Vasili Arkhipov, prevented the use of nuclear torpedoes against an American warship which likely would have touched off a nuclear war between our two countries, a position our own government willingly put us into by refusing Russia’s request to remove our missiles from their border. Three officers on board that Russian sub were required to authorize the use of nukes and Vasili stood alone in refusing to consent. Most historians refer to this event as the most dangerous moment in human history. If Putin gets his back up against the wall, will there be another Vasili Arkhipov in the room to prevent the next Shot Heard Round the World? How close are we to the next most dangerous moment in human history? Putin has already warned on multiple occasions that if the West interferes there will be “consequences greater than any you’ve faced in history,” and yet we just keep at it, begging for him to sh*t or get off the pot. Too many Americans are stuck in normalcy bias and willing to risk everything we hold dear for a war that will benefit us nothing, acting as if this were just a Sunday afternoon football game on the telly.

Putin was the head of the KGB for many years so he’s not a dumb cluck. His highest interest is in protecting his country against all enemies foreign and domestic at any cost, including protecting his borders from NATO atomic weapons. He knows the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis and just how far the US government is willing to go even at the risk of nuclear war as they did in 1962.

Even though Uncle Sam the US is aware of the most dangerous moment in history, they plod ahead unconcerned about the next most dangerous moment in history.

Absolute loyalty — Most don’t believe that Putin would get to the point of actually considering pushing the button. Americans say none of his advisers would allow it. Are his most loyal advisors any different than our president’s advisors in the US? Had Kennedy, Regan, Trump decided to push The Button, I think too many Americans would have gotten behind him. America doesn’t hold the patent on loyalty, Russia has just as many of those types of fanatical loyalists as the US has. There are men like Navy Seals, CIA and Secret Service agents among others, who are 110% loyal to their government and would do anything that’s asked of them, no matter the consequences. They’re not only loyal but trained to follow orders without question and to keep their mouths shut afterwards. A friend of mine in Navy Intelligence keeps his mouth shut so well he won’t even spill the beans on what brand of French fries they serve on the USS Nimitz.

Anyone who’s honestly studied both sides of the JFK assassination can only come to the conclusion there was a conspiracy to remove him from office. A coup of that magnitude could never have happened without the support and participation of many top-level government officials and lower level-loyalists to do the dirty work. Not only did they loyally carry out what was asked of them, they’ve never talked. Doesn’t Putin have those kinds of men surrounding him as well? Again, if Putin gets his back up against the wall, IMO there’s a high probability he’d carry out his threat to show the world “consequences greater than any you’ve faced in history.” And yet we’re far too interested in having him prove his words.

Military enlistments dropping fast — US Military enlistments are dropping off to the point where some branches offering up to $50,000 signing bonuses. In order to attract even liberal recruits, some military recruitment ads show young enlistees talking about their two mommies back home, causing Pershing and Patton to roll over in their graves wondering how the US can possibly fight WW III with the ranks partially filled with “service persons” who need “safe places” and can choose their gender.

American women forced to register for the draft – If we end up in WW III, this time our daughters and granddaughters will be drafted as well. Only in the past few decades have women been allowed to serve in the roles previously served by only male military personnel. The last bastion was nuclear submarines, where women are now allowed as crew members. They’re now equal in every respect in the military and there’s no reason why the rest of the women in the country won’t be required to register for the draft as men are. Do we really want our daughters and granddaughters marching off to war? What effect will fewer babies being born due to potential mothers off to war, and some of them being outright killed, have on advancing more of the Soros agenda to decrease the surplus population?

In favor of requiring women to register for the draft, the Senate Armed Service Committee voted 23-2, the Senate 85-15, and the house 181-135. That clause of the legislation was dropped at the last minute, which doesn’t make sense with those kinds of majorities. I’m checking my premises and so far the only thing I can come up with that does make sense is that it was dropped at the last minute due to “undue influence” from the MIC who knew there’d be intense backlash from the American public, diminishing the MIC’s wartime profits, if their daughters and granddaughters were being forcibly shipped off to war. The huge protests of the Sixties were more about the draft itself, not about the Vietnam War as many believe. How large will the protests be this time around when both sexes are required to sign up and ship out? With the majority of both houses of Congress having voted for requiring women to register for the draft, and the Supreme Court refusing to weigh in, it’s a very high probability that women will be drafted in the next world war.

Nuclear war and normalcy bias – We’re aware how close we were to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis but today our normalcy bias prevents We the People from even considering that we’re again at the brink. Recently I had a family member screaming at me for even bringing up a subject so patently ridiculous, until two days later when the alternate news outlets were reporting the Joint Chiefs were meeting to discuss that exact possibility. Normalcy bias is a killer.

My concerns with the West pushing so hard about what we should be doing in Ukraine, about NATO’s broken treaties and promises not to keep expanding toward Russia’s border, the US’s involvement being more than what’s being disclosed, the admitted propaganda by the CIA, the US’s long history of its own false flag events (even manufacturing false evidence to incriminate the other guys), leads me to believe there’s a strong possibility that we’re being prepared for the worst and we’ll be in WW III before long.

Vying For World Power

The US’s hegemony in the world has been declining for some time now. It’s being spurred along by many things including abandonment by some countries of the Petro Dollar system which allows the Fed to print money at will. Some economists are fond of saying the US’s biggest export is dollars. Were it not necessary for all other countries needing dollars to buy oil and settle international trade payments between countries, there’d be no need for foreign governments to have the huge dollar reserves as they have. The chaos and inflation that would ensue if many of those dollars headed home would be historical. Many countries are diversifying into Euros and out of dollars as part of their foreign currency reserves, decreasing the role of US dollars in the world. The war in Iraq was over Saddam Hussein selling oil in Euros, not terrorists. It sent a loud message to the rest of the OPEC cartel.

Another problem for the US is the fact that China, the largest country on earth, is allied with Russia, and that India, whose population will surpass China’s in the next few years, is in the process of importing more goods and services from Russia including weapons and military supplies, and fewer from the US. India has not backed the sanctions against Russia and is getting discounted oil from them as well.

If we can’t have it, neither can anyone else! — After the USSR ceased to exist in December 1991, there remained a single world power: the US. China has rapidly gained ground in military technology and has surpassed us in the development hypersonic weapons which are nearly impossible to track using radar and satellites due their immense speed and ability to cut their engines partway through their flight, leaving no heat trail for tracking satellites to hone in on. We’ve been losing ground in world domination over the past decade or so and we’re now at the point of seeing who will take our place as king of the hill. It doesn’t bode well that Russia and China are now allies. I can’t imagine the US sitting back and peacefully handing the reins of power over to anyone else. IMO the American Empire would never allow itself to fall, and though the chance might be small, we’d be the ones most likely to push the Red Button with the attitude of, “Well, if we can’t have it, neither can anyone else.” Are the Russian sanctions really about helping Ukraine or more about knocking Russia out of the world-domination battle? How does US world domination benefit We the People?

Made in China — China can’t overtly start troubles for the US without facing repercussions. Right now they ship an incredible amount of products to American consumers and there’d be serious backlash from the US if they cut us off in one fell swoop. But what if they could disrupt supply chains and look innocent while accomplishing the same objective?

If you‘ve been following China’s recent covid activities, they’ve locked down Shanghai, the largest city in China with 27 million people, over the Omicron strain of covid which is the least innocuous with a very low death rate and few symptoms. It makes no sense they’d lock down Shanghai, knowing from their own and the rest of the world’s experience that lockdowns don’t work. When things just don’t make sense, check your premises. Shanghai is not only China’s main shipping port but it’s the largest port in the world. Many of the 40+ million containers they ship out every year are headed for the US. What kinds of supply-chain issues will that lockdown have on the US in the near future if dockworkers and factory employees are unable to go to work? What kind of backlogs will there be in Long Beach this time around? How bare will Walmart’s shelves get this time around? Is China really locking down their largest city over covid concerns? Or is it a deception to cause issues in the US which can’t be blamed directly on the Chinese government? Time will tell. They could just as well open Shanghai back up tomorrow.

Africa and Beanie Babies — We’re told that China would never cut off our consumer goods because they depend as much on the income as we depend on their products. What most don’t know is that China has been the only country doing much in Africa, both developing mineral and other resources as well as lifting the people up so they can enjoy a higher standard of living. China’s not doing it because they’re nice guys, but to develop new markets for their products to reduce their dependency on American markets. This will only speed up China’s ascendency to become the next world power as Americans riot in the streets wondering why they can no longer get big screen TV’s and Beanie Babies at Walmart.

How will the shortage of products due to the Shanghai port shutdown add to the runaway inflation cause by Federal Reserve policies on top of the inflation headed our way because of the Russia sanctions? The triple whammy will hurt us all financially and what are we gaining in return?

The Right of Self-Determination

Should people have the right of self-determination? — Personally, I believe the right of self-determination, the single-most important part of freedom, belongs to every citizen of the world. We don’t argue about the US breaking away from Great Britain, Texas leaving Mexico, Czechoslovakia dividing into two separate countries along language and cultural borders, or the reunification of Germany. Most will agree that all these people had a right to self-determination and that it was not the business of the rest of the world to have a say in how borders were rearranged.

Many of us are strong supporters of the Greater Idaho project whose purpose is to give conservative counties in adjoining states like Oregon the right of self-determination through annexation by Idaho. But to put things into perspective, the Greater Idaho project looks like a bunch of whiney first graders arguing over who gets to sharpen their pencils first compared to the Donbas independence movement in Ukraine. For the most part, all of Oregon shares the same language, religion (more or less), foods, ancestry, etc. The discontentment only boils down to conservative vs liberal perspectives on personal rights and in what direction society should move.

Putin’s reasons for actions against Ukraine — I’m willing to bet less than 5% of Americans read Putin’s February 24th speech where he outlined the reasons for attacking Ukraine. I doubt they’ve done anything to study the history and events of the area or tried to understand the point of view of the people in the Donbas region and why both provinces declared their independence from Ukraine. The two main reasons Putin gave in his speech before attacking Ukraine was that the pro-Russian breakaway provinces were asking for Russia’s help, and that NATO had broken the Minsk agreements too many times for the purpose of putting more missiles right on his borders by potentially having Ukraine as one more NATO partner. He also called us an empire of lies, which I can’t disagree with after everything I’ve already discussed here: all the lies and deceptions they’ve pulled on We the People, all the treaties they’ve broken across the world, and all the freely-elected regimes overthrown in order to benefit American corporations while fooling the American people into believing they were for other reasons.

After the dissolution of the USSR, the citizens of Ukraine voted in 1991 to declare their country the independent nation of Ukraine. The citizens of Donbas voted 84% in favor of joining Ukraine, the tyranny of the Soviet Union no doubt still ringing loudly in their ears.

Ukraine red/blue map — In 2004 their own “Greater Idaho Project” was known as the South-East Ukrainian Autonomous Republic which included Donbas. What did these Ukrainian areas have in common? The image below shows a “red/blue” map of Ukraine’s 2010 elections, the blue areas showing where the South-East Ukrainian Autonomous Republic movement was most prominent. The entire blue area borders on Russia. Everything east of the yellow line is Donbas and includes the darkest blue areas, the most Russia-leaning of all the provinces due to language, heritage, and religion. The lowermost dark blue area outlined in red is Crimea, who was facing the same problems with the Kiev government as Donbas. In 2014 Crimea held a referendum and declared their independence from Ukraine and their reunification with the Russian Federation after a 97% yes vote with voter turnout of 89%. For those saying the election was rigged, in the 2001 Ukraine Census 58% of people indicated they were ethnic Russian, 77% spoke Russian at home, and two thirds of the religious people were Russian orthodox. It’s hard to rig an election with a 97% majority, especially when taking the census numbers into account. All Donbas is trying to do is follow Crimea’s example and exert the right of self-determination by separating from Ukraine.




Kiev’s genocide program — When the 2014 hostilities started between Kiev the provinces vying for independence, it wasn’t long before Kiev started a program of genocide. Today in the Ukraine war, Zelenskyy has made false accusations of genocide in his media broadcasts but who were the real culprits of genocide in the period between 2014 and 2021? As of February 2022 when the current war began 150+ mass graves of civilians had been identified in Donbas, all victims of Kiev’s repercussions due to their secessionist desires.

Should We the People really be backing Zelenskyy? — Do we really want to get behind a man like Zelenskyy who puts on a good show but himself is guilty of genocide, unwilling to let people exercise the right of self-determination after voting overwhelmingly by 90% to cut ties with Ukraine and united themselves with Russia? Do we believe in the right of self-determination, freedom fighting, and revolutions against tyrannical governments such as we had in 1776, or do we just give it lip service? Does Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death apply only to the Colonists? Both the Colonists and the people of the Donbas region have shown they’re more than willing to die for their chance to be governed by a more friendly government who’ll support their ethnicity, religion, and language. Why should we stand in their way and join with Zelenskyy and back military action against the people of Donbas who only want to live a life free from unjust government overlords? We all want that for ourselves and express disgust with what comes out of Washington and our liberal cities, so why aren’t we empathizing with the people of Donbas who want the same right of self-determination? Zelenskyy admitted early on in the war that it could have been prevented had he just recognized the two Donbas provinces as independent republics and accepted their secession the month before.

Today, we and 40 other countries are arming Zelenskyy to the teeth, a man we called evil and corrupt just six months ago. The last time we armed people to fight against an American enemy was when we trained Osama bib Laden to use terrorist tactics against the Russians in Afghanistan. I don’t need to explain to anyone how that turned out for We the People. What kind of blowback can we expect from that in the future? How is arming Zelenskyy benefitting We the People? How did training and arming Osama bin Laden benefit We the People if he really was the mastermind behind 9/11?

Time to Step it Up

For all these reasons, I think it’s urgent for me personally to step it up on the preparation front. While TEOTWAWKI has always been a statistically low probability since the Cuban Missile Crisis, for me that probability has grown exponentially since covid and even more exponentially since the Russian sanctions were imposed. And while a TEOTWAWKI chance may be remote, WW III is very likely in our very near future, cheered on by another false flag event, and another slogan to remember something, followed by an exclamation point.

Preaching to the duet — As mentioned already, I realize I’m preaching to the duet in the Sunday school room in the basement of the church but for the choir upstairs, please take these words to heart and see if some of your current opinions should be tweaked and whether or not you should step up your prepping, if for no other reason than for the shortages and inflation heading our way. Let’s not allow normalcy bias and tribalism prevent us from seeing what needs to be seen, learning what needs to be learned, and doing what needs to be done.

The Fourth Turning? — Things could get very real for all of us in the blink of an eye if we keep supporting our leaders’ insane desires to get us into the Ukraine war, leading us into WW III. If The Fourth Turning is correct, we’re overdue for the next world war. Let’s not base our support for military action in a far-off country, which has no benefit for We the People, on the false premises we are using to judge the “news” stories the major networks are presenting. Wars are also a good way to distract We the People from serious issues at home like inflation by getting us to rally behind an unpopular president as he leads us toward our destruction in WW III.

This war is different — Don’t let normalcy bias lead you to believe that such a war will be like the others in our lifetime: fought by an all-volunteer military, with no repercussions for those of us at home, and making no difference if we won or lost. This time will be different. The consequences will be worse than we’re anticipating and will affect each and every one of us. Be prepared for it.


I’m sure the Snippets column will be full of comments nitpicking at various insignificant details presented here: percentages wrong, some details not being presented accurately enough, disagreements on various interpretations, some T’s left uncrossed and a few dangling participles, but the larger message remains the same:

  • The US has a well-documented history of using false flag events to get us into war.
  • Too many of those wars made no sense and provided no benefit for We the People but rather, helped further the agendas of the PTB.
  • Our government has no qualms about deceiving us.
  • Military contractors have undue influence in Washington, get rich off war, and want them to stretch on for as many years as possible.
  • We the People have absolutely nothing to gain by getting further involved in Ukraine.
  • If we get involved militarily in Ukraine, there’s a very high probability it will lead to WW III.
  • If we get involved in WW III and have boots on the ground in Russia, the war has a probability of turning nuclear.
  • If WW III is in our future, our daughters and granddaughters will almost certainly be draftedEven though TEOTWAWKI is a less-likely outcome, the current Russia sanctions will cause shortages and more inflation as soon as the pipelines and supply chains empty of their current products.
  • If we end up in war, shortages and inflation are going to get much, much worse than they already are.
  • It’s a good time to step up our preps if we want to get through all the events which are shortly headed our way.

Please take a moment to ask yourself if all of these are worth backing our “leaders” as they drag us into a war that has no benefit whatsoever for We the People and threatens everything we hold dear.