How Prepared are You Now?

Back in July, the last Saturday of the month, I asked if you were being sensible and stocking up a bit if, as the experienced preppers say, the SHTF!

See what John Podesta has to do with all of this….

There is no downside to making sure you and your family will have the necessary food, medicine and other supplies that will allow you to stay close to home as the election approaches and chaos is all but promised.

I’ve taken to reading prepper sites for fun reading.

I know, I know, you might be saying that some of those people are over the top, but you can sort through what sounds reasonable to you and what is way out there.

What I like about these sites, and there are dozens and dozens of them, is that they mix practical information about food/gardening with political news and views that is right up my alley.

Here is a screenshot of the front page of one of my favorite sites—Modern Survival Blog—to show you the wide variety of information the blog provides.  Notice the countdown clock running below the header.

https://modernsurvivalblog.com/

 

I was particularly interested this morning in what the Ice Age Farmer had to say about the globalists using a world wide food shortage to control us. He discussed that malevolent John Podesta and the Food Chain Reaction Game in his most recent podcast.

And, there is even a news aggregation site called Survival Pulse so you can see what stories have been newly posted on the topic.

I figure there is no downside to being sensible and prepared as possible for whatever is going to happen in the coming months.  If all hell doesn’t break loose, then thank God and have a little chuckle about all that pasta you’ve stored on basement shelves!

P.S. If you have elderly neighbors, check on them now to be sure they too have some food/water stored.

The Good Folks of Small Town West Virginia Push Back Against BLM

Here is a story to warm your hearts (and one you won’t be seeing in the mainstream media).

Maybe you have been watching the large gatherings of patriots who are sick of the Antifa/BLM riots in bigger cities.

This story is about small town citizens who are getting a jump on the BLM BS and sending a clear signal….

This happened about ten days ago while I was having my (haha) August recess.

From VDARE (hat tip: Richard):

Patriots Rout Black Lives Matter in Berkeley Springs WV!

On Friday August 21st, the Berkeley Springs Allies, a local Leftist organization, scheduled a Black Lives Matter rally to “support community members of color” [County to close courthouse early Friday amid plans for downtown rallies, Morgan Messenger, August 20, 2020].

Interestingly, the town of Berkeley Springs WV is only 0.82% black.

West Virginia is an open carry state. This is a screenshot. Go here to see the whole video report of the event. https://www.bitchute.com/video/vfOisFpaeIJS/

Members of the community quickly voiced their concerns online of rioting and looting in the town, as seen for the last three months across America. But unlike Portland, Chicago, or New York City, locals across Morgan County didn’t sit by as Marxist insurgents took over the town.

The Mountaineer Warrior Alliance, a motorcycle club, called upon all local patriots, motorcyclists, and Back the Blue supporters to defend the American Flag from public desecration.

Approximately 500 protesters flooded Berkeley Springs State Park. The overwhelming majority (as in 90%) attended to counter-protest Black Lives Matter.

One BLM activist and local nuisance, Ted Stein, took to Twitter after the protest to smear VDARE.com as the counter-protest organizers, a lie for which of course he offered no evidence. [VDARE owns property there.—ed]

Though VDARE.com has nothing whatever to do with any aspect of the events that night, we did send a video crew to capture what went on and gather interviews. What did we see?

Visit VDARE or go here to enjoy author and videographer Noah Arnold’s video of what went down.

Good to know:

Noah Arnold [email him] is a full time video producer working with deplatformed personalities across the dissident right.

Louisiana AG: Epidemic of Violent Crime is Coming! Isn’t it here already?

You haven’t heard much from me lately because I’ve been on my August recess and mostly using that time to read and actively prepare.

In the course of my research I have spent some time reading blogs for preppers, and wow, what an interesting world that is.  I know some of you are asking, ‘Ann where have you been?’  Well, not reading things like Modern Survival Blog and checking the prepper news aggregator Survival Pulse, but I am now.

These sites are a mix of how-to tips on everything a self-respecting survivalist needs to know and commentary on our present political scene.

I found this news (below) from Louisiana there, and I suggest strongly that you have a look at an older post at More than Just Surviving about what not to do if you experience (God forbid) a home invasion.

From Fox News:

Louisiana AG warns violent crime in US will reach ‘epidemic’ levels: ‘There’s a tipping point that’s coming in this country’

(as if we couldn’t tell!)

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry believes that it was inevitable that violent crime in the U.S. will get worse and warns that given the current state of affairs in cities across the country, the worst is yet to come.

In a phone interview with Fox News, Landry said that while he has tried to be tough on crime in his state, he realized years ago that in other parts of the country there were signs that crime would reach “epidemic” levels.

If the government isn’t protecting us, someone else is filling the vacuum. https://www.the-sun.com/news/1354432/portland-brawl-breaks-out-proud-boys-antifa-fight/

“When I became attorney general back in 2016, one of the first things that we tackled was we took a very proactive fight against crime,” Landry said. “I predicted four and five years ago that this country was headed towards an extreme violent crime outbreak, that it was going to become an epidemic.”

With homicides and gun violence on the rise in cities across the country, Landry said he is not surprised.

“I called that.

More here.

How is your prepping going?

Whites Fleeing Los Angeles Headed to Tennessee

That is what the UK Daily Mail is reporting, but I would love to see some stats about where all of those leaving their soiled nests are now resettling (and likely bringing those liberal policies that created the LA hellhole with them).

UK Daily Mail:

Hollywood’s Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals

Today, Los Angeles is a city on the brink. ‘For Sale’ signs are seemingly dotted on every suburban street as the middle classes, particularly those with families, flee for the safer suburbs, with many choosing to leave LA altogether.

British-born Danny O’Brien runs Watford Moving & Storage. ‘There is a mass exodus from Hollywood,’ he says.

‘And a lot of it is to do with politics.’ His business is booming. ‘August has already set records and we are only halfway through the month,’ he tells me.

‘People are getting out in droves. Last week I moved a prominent person in the music industry from a $6.5 million [£5 million] mansion above Sunset Boulevard to Nashville.’

O’Brien, 58, who moved to LA from London 34 years ago, is also planning to move to Tennessee.

‘Liberal politics has destroyed this city,’ he says. ‘The homeless encampments are legal and there’s nothing the police can do. White, affluent middle-class folk are getting out. People don’t feel safe any more.’

With movie studios still shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic and businesses only just starting to remove the wooden boards put up after city-wide rioting following the death of George Floyd while being arrested by three white officers in Minneapolis, LA is now in the grip of white flight.

Continue reading here.

Rush Limbaugh at one point was advocating that the President should do campaign stops in California (and elsewhere) to highlight what has become of big Democrat run cities.  What do you think?

Update:  Think twice about packing your bags for Tennessee as even there the Republican governor is drinking the BLM Kool-Aid.  Read the Dailyrollcall and see what I mean!

Warning: Two Weeks of (Relative!) Peace Left before Prediction of September Chaos

Three weeks ago today I talked about prepping for possible increased social unrest that could mean shortages in grocery stores and an uptick in violence on city (small town!) streets.

How are you doing with your prepping? Time is growing short according to many observers who are following the evolution of what they expect to be a perfect storm.

Here is one such view suggesting that we don’t have until November—a date which most of us assume will bring Armageddon if Trump is elected to four more years in the White House—to prepare for the safety of your loved ones.

By the way, I find it very uncomfortable sounding like a fearmonger, but I see no downside to stocking up, locking up, and making plans with your family to defend what is yours.   I think it’s mentally a good exercise to rid yourself of the “normalcy bias” and imagine some what-if scenarios so if all hell breaks loose you are mentally and physically prepared.

If no hell, then thank God, laugh at yourself and enjoy fewer trips to the store this winter.

From End of the American Dream (Hat tip: Leo):

Enjoy The Month Of August And Use It To Prepare, Because September Is Coming…

 

2020 has definitely been a chaotic year so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted life all over the planet, we have witnessed a horrific economic downturn, and civil unrest has been raging in major U.S. cities for months. But the good news is that we appear to have hit a pocket of relative calm here in August.

Yes, global events are still going crazy, and the bizarre explosion that we just witnessed in Beirut is just one example. But compared to what we experienced during the first half of 2020 and compared to what we will experience during the last portion of this year, I believe that August should be relatively peaceful.

I would encourage everyone to enjoy this month as much as possible and to use it to prepare for what is ahead, because September is just around the corner.

Of course many Americans can’t imagine things getting much worse than they are right now. Gallup regularly asks Americans whether they are “satisfied” with the direction of the country or not, and what they have discovered is that the mood of the country has shifted dramatically since February, and this has especially been true among Republicans…

[….]

I believe that this will be the most chaotic election period in modern U.S. history, and I believe that much more civil unrest is ahead.

In particular, I believe that a Donald Trump victory in November or a contested result that is decided by a long legal battle could set off a national temper tantrum that would be absolutely unprecedented.

Snyder is well-known in the prepper world. https://talkmarkets.com/contributor/michael-snyder/

Author Michael Snyder goes on to say that a lot depends on what happens with the Chinese virus, etc…..then this:

The period of time that we have entered has been described as “a perfect storm”, and as I have detailed previously, quite a few prominent voices have been specifically pointing to the month of September as a major turning point.

Of course the craziness will also continue throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021 as well. And beyond that, we will see things happen that most Americans would not even want to imagine right now.

[….]

I believe that this will be the strangest election season that any of us have ever seen, and I fully expect the craziness to begin next month.

Much more here. Be sure to see that Mr. Snyder has published a new book.

LOL! I see that author Michael Snyder attracted the attention of Ms. Miranda Blue of Right Wing Watch here in 2017.

I had a few laughs at RRW over the years as the Wing Watchers extraordinaire, Ms. Blue, found me a worthy target.  Here is one of several posts, this one in 2015 about yours truly.  And, she found this post of mine an especially worthy target for her vitriol.

Right Wing Watch: Ann Corcoran echoes Rep. Steve King on babies