Monthly Archives: June 2013

Here We Go Again

Fresh-Blueberries
I don’t know why I do this: it’s a beautiful sunny summer day, I have tons of blueberries to pick (and peas, and tomatoes, and…), yet here I sit pecking out another observation about how things are repeating themselves again. I don’t believe in most theories about deja vu but I am a big fan of Jung’s Synchronicity. Basically, we see patterns in everything and the real “meaning” of coincidence is the significance we give it. Jung told us to analyze our internal reaction to synchronicity since it has more “meaning” than the event itself (which is entirely random in materialist terms in any event).

OK, enough philosophy. On to today’s rhyme.

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I’ve been watching the Zimmerman trial on and off all week. It is far more entertaining than anything else on the tube during the day. I highly recommend it for a laugh, a shock, or a perpetually recurring moment of total disbelief. Whatever you need, this trial has in…um, spades.

Of course, we saw all of this 21 years ago. Few of us remember the trial and subsequent acquittals of the LAPD’s finest but I bet we all vividly recall the riots that shook LA and the rest of the country immediately afterwards.
I’m no legal expert but I’m prepared to make a few predictions right here on this blog. First, Zimmerman will go free. At the very worst, he’ll get a slap on the wrist and a negligent homicide rap. The prosecution’s case has been doomed by laughably absurd witnesses and bungled cross examination. Zimmerman’s team is hardly any better but at least their witnesses are helping their case. Second, riots will begin almost instantly.

No, I’m not itching for RAHOWA. Most of you know me better than that. But my love of all peoples and all ethnic groups is not going to do me a damn bit of good when I get dragged out of my car at an intersection by a mob bent on revenge and “justice”.

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The Summer of 2013 has the potential to be bloodier than April 1992. Are you ready?

This brings up an important subject: where are you? I have emphasized location before as being paramount among a prepper’s considerations and I will continue to stress its value.

Few of us can afford to move to a freer state right now. I understand that. My job is what keeps me pinned down where I am at – I simply can’t afford to leave it. So I am devoted to shelter-in-place (aka “bug in”) protocols. When the trial ends and Zimmerman walks, I’ll probably just stay home for a few days and pick tomatoes rather than risk a brick to the head.

So what else is going on? There is a fair amount of buzz about another potential trigger for a nationwide racial meltdown. I’ll let you decide how likely it is. But you can’t ignore the fact that we, as a society, are teetering right on the edge of an abyss.
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So look at these two faces and remember: history repeats because we are too dumb to learn things the first time around. “Creepy Ass Cracker” John Derbyshire’s sage advice has never been more appropriate than now (especially #10). Might want to read it again if it’s been awhile.
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I hate to be the one to break it to you, but it’s simply too late for you to begin prepping, learning skills, caching food and medicine, or stockpiling guns and ammo (you should’ve took care of that years ago my friends!) The best all of us can do now is stay out of places where the shit is most likely to hit the fan this summer.

Stay alert, stay ready, and stay home.

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Mister Ed

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So here we are with another leaker in the news. Oops, I’m sorry, did I say “leaker”? I meant whistleblower. Everybody knows you have to be high up in the gubmint to actually “leak” anything. Otherwise, you’re just a common criminal. I could quote 32 historical rhymes right now but I won’t. You know most of them already.

Instead, I want to point out some of the intriguing irregularities with the case of Mister Ed.
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First off: he had a hot girlfriend. Really hot.

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Secondly, lots of people are doing their homework and have come to the same conclusions I have. Ed is almost certainly a CIA plant.

Meanwhile, the chicken hawks are lining up outside Fox News studios to denounce Mister Ed as a “traitor” and a treasonous dog who must be put down…via a CIA rendition if possible. No one sees the irony here?

Neocons are freaking about his chosen bug out location. They’re gonna really freak out when he goes to Russia next!

Let’s all just take a deep breath and calm down. Far from being this generation’s Pentagon Papers, Ed’s leaked documents merely add a bit more detail to programs we’ve known about for years. Most of this stuff is old hat. Everything you say and type is stored in a big-ass gubmint computer somewhere…for, you know, just in case you turn out to be a “terrorist” some day. Yes, Emperor Dumbya put it into motion in the wake of 9/11. And yes, Barry is playing along so that the real puppet masters can keep their eye on you and me without any pesky interruptions. We’re doomed. Big deal. What else is new?

So what should you do? Well, let’s just take one device as an example: the smartphone. I don’t have one. In fact, I refuse to use one. Even if you gave me one FREE, I’d toss it in the dirt and grind it under my heel in a trice. Non-defeatable remotely controlled real-time GPS tracking? Exif tagging on all my photos? Instantaneous monitoring of everything I say, type, and click? Subcranial glioma? No thanks. But the rest of you seem to like holding Facebook in the palm of your hand while you get your oil changed. For you I recommend this. It’s not a perfect solution, but it might just save your life.

You can thank me – and Mister Ed – later.


Grow Your Own!

“The sun comes up in the morning,
Shines that light around.
One day, without no warning,
Things start jumping up from the ground.”
– Neil Young, “Homegrown” (American Stars ‘N Bars, 1977)

Living in the country means many things: privacy, fresh air, room to live, but most of all: making things grow with your bare hands. Tending a garden is one of the truly sublime joys of life.

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When we moved to the farm, there wasn’t much of anything growing (unless you count grass). I’m no horse and not much of a horse-lover either, so I see grass as the canvas upon which a gardener paints his or her masterpiece.

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I’m also not a real farmer. I have no desire to get a tractor and plow, till, cultivate, seed, and fertilize on an industrial scale. I did that for one summer in college and it was too much like real work. Instead, we put our plants* in raised beds. You can’t see them all in the photo but we have nearly 30. You just pick a spot, build a bed, put cardboard in the bottom, lay in a couple of inches of organic compost and a few more inches of top soil and you’re in business. Of course, you’ll need some way to keep from sharing the bounty with the local fauna. Dogs work as does a scoped rifle. But for full-proof garden security 24/7/365, nothing beats a deer fence. No it wasn’t cheap and yes, putting it up was sweaty knuckle-busting work. But we did it all on our own.

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Between the garden and the barn we put in a dozen fruit trees. Fresh organic apples, cherries, and peaches will really put a smile on a face. And you can’t get any more local than your own backyard.

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When the collapse comes, you’ll have three choices when it comes to sources of food: 1) Loot, scavenge, or beg for whatever is still available in town whenever you get hungry (not recommended due to associated health hazards); 2) Survive as long as you can on your supply of grains and canned/dehydrated meats and vegetables that you wisely stockpiled in advance (good option for the rich and/or lazy); 3) Raise plants and animals that continue to feed you for years (so long as you know what you’re doing).

I think you’ll agree that Choice #3 makes the most sense. Many people might think gardening is hard work but just remember the last time you were really really hungry. Doesn’t seem so “hard” to pick up a hoe now does it?

So get out there and start a garden. Grow whatever YOU like to eat. If you have a surplus at the harvest, learn how to can. I only have two pieces of advice: use heirloom seeds whenever possible (hybrids are not sustainable); and go organic. If you can only keep your garden going because of all those bags and jugs of nasty chemicals you get from the store, then you are doing it wrong. Organic (artificial chemical-free) farming is cheaper, easier, and healthier. It’s also the only way that will be available after the collapse so why not learn how to do it now?

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Uh oh, I almost forgot the “rhyming” part of this whole story. Once upon a time, our elected (and unelected) masters told us it was good for us all to grow gardens. They called them “Victory Gardens”. Of course, today you’d be hauled off by the INS for hiring the wrong people to work your fields or perhaps the IRS would audit you because of all that undeclared “income” you made from your garden. Or maybe a USDA SWAT team might show up and do a “no knock” home invasion because you were suspected of distributing uninspected produce (if you’re really lucky, they’ll not shoot your dog). Oopsie, now you’re getting sued because your seeds weren’t Monsanto-approved. On second thought, don’t grow a garden – because gardening is what terrorists do!

And people wonder why sometimes I can’t help but look forward to the collapse…

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*Currently in the garden: tomatoes, onions, potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, kale, cabbage, peppers, lettuce, spinach, carrots, radish, chard, thyme, sage, oregano, sage, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, garlic, beans, watermelon, and peas.