just touchin base
Not much to talk about right now. Been busting chops on setting a new home for the South Bend, and learning the finer points of change gears (not a transmission setup on the old girl) and figuring out what if anything needs purchased or replaced in the accessories department for her. Been trying to make Voodoo happy even though he is in for a day of misery starting first thing in the A.M. Hate to do it, but his roaming is getting worse and I can’t spend every waking hour out squirrel hunting to keep him content. If I could employ him as a herd dog like his instincts tell him he should be, things might be different. Oh well, chop go the gonads; poor guy.
The other side of my day has been watching all the pinging going on in the gun-grab debates. Every thing I am seeing is showing that TPTwB are pinging us with rumor and propaganda to get a solid feel for the game floor. Not that they won’t come for the guns, but that they are trying to feel out the best approach: one that won’t start an outright Civil War, or at least not one where they fire the first shot. They want this all neat and wrapped up in a bow for prosperity sake, so that they can ‘look good’ further down the line when the dust settles.
Now, what I am seeing from the Pro-Gun side is reactionary and knee-jerk. They ping us with ‘executive order’ and we ram out vids screaming for blood, rope, and tall trees. They pull out a group think with some drunken fool of a VP and stack the deck with Cronies and Stooges: the pro-gun side screams ‘we didn’t get our say!’ (like you thought they really give a crap about our opinion. Fact is, they didn’t need our opinion because we already gave it to them and it doesn’t ‘fit’ with their goals: IE disarming the populace.)
Well, pings abound, the game floor is becoming quite clear on what they can and can’t do. But, I don’t see that many from the Pro-gun side showing what OUR options are. We need to sit back and watch the pings as well, see what they are seeing, get in their heads and try and figure out what ‘method’ they intend to use, and do what we can to circumvent it, IF we can.
BUT more importantly, we need to focus on our AO’s and determine what we can do to keep our local infrastructure functional (even if in limp mode) for the day that is inevitably coming our way. All of the pinging is also a distraction from the fact that we are so far in debt, that the only way out is to have a HUGE war. Do you really want to have that war on OUR shores AGAIN? (and yes, that question was directed at the agents designated to reading my boring page)
And it looks like its Black Swan season yet again. Things that I would suggest people watch for.
Large unions striking for one. One union in particular that would disrupt shipping into and out of and across CONUS.
Second off, watch for another large shooting by some nut (note I didn’t say ‘gun nut’,) who has acquired his/her weapons illegally, but the media blatantly ignores that point. Possibly a school, but I am thinking Mall during a busy period this go round.
Third, watch for some economic problem to rear its ugly head and quickly between late January to early March. This will probably be in collusion with the first point. It will be such that the GOV is forced to shut off some support of the FSA. This of course will lead to riots in major metropolitan areas. Could lead to ‘forced martial law’, which could be another window they use to ‘grab the guns’.
Now, for those that are calling me names right now because I am not on the same bandwagon, so what. I realized in November (earlier actually, November only reinforced that realization) that we are dealing with the slimiest version of career politicians this country has ever seen. They WILL NOT go straight for the throat! They are going to come at us sideways, from behind, and slip that knife right into our guts while smiling like a friend. When they show us one action, look to that left hand and see what it is doing. They aren’t stupid by any means and they KNOW how to tug the reactionary emotional strings we all attach to our lives. Not stupid, EVIL yes, but not even remotely stupid (no matter how much J Biden proves otherwise. He is the truly ‘useful idiot’ and O uses him as such on a daily basis.). Knowing that, try not to play into their game. We know the result of what they want (us as slaves) and our best offensive reaction will be to make them show their hands FIRST. Don’t comply one bit with any shit they send down the pike, but don’t grab the pitch forks and torches with every little news blurb on Drudge either. Be patient, watch their reactions and adjust accordingly.