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CV19: Harden Yourself for Year Zero
By Rod Van Mechelen

2020 Olympia, WA -- My apologies for the big gaps between updates. Late last year, Clif High began warning about what we now know is the pandemic. So I began preparing. Not so much for myself. I'm already about as prepared as a person living in an apartment can be. But for my father, sister and tribe.

Lots of members of my tribe are conservatives. Many are, like me, classical liberals. You might think of that as libertarian-lite. But many are progressive neo-liberals who, despite that I'm right more often than wrong, wish I would go away. Having served on tribal council, I frequently email members of the council and, of course, I warned them to be prepared for this. Only a few of them listened.

Like the old Indian saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but only Chuck Norris can make it drink. I think one of our tyees said that at a meeting with Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens in the 1860s.

In addition to that, I'm preparing to build my house, which will be a Monolithic Dome. Plus, I still work full time. So it's been kind of hectic.

In the video section above, I have posted three videos featuring Clif High. As with all the fringe lunatics I follow, not everything he says makes sense to me, but being a bit of a fringe lunatic myself, he makes more sense than the morons and useful idiots I see on the mainstream.

Speaking of morons and useful idiots, Friday afternoon I watched President Trump giving a press conference. He showed far greater patience than I would. Instead of hiding their mean spirited hostility, the correspondents would have appeared more genuine had they dropped the pretense and simply shouted insults at him. I was disgusted. Shakespeare might warn President Trump to Beware the Idiots of March.

Fortunately, I have not done an interview with a mainstream media type since 2004, but follow fringe lunatics whose lunacy resonates with my own. Like Clif High!

Following Clif, I began taking Chaga Mushroom, Liposomal Vitamin C, Usnea and Black Elderberry. According to Amazon, I placed my first order for Chaga a month ago. So much has happened, it seems much longer than that. I bought several different brands and they all seem fine. The one I take every morning in my coffee is Maine Chaga Fine Mushroom Powder, No Pesticides, Wild Harvested, 5oz, NOT an Extract, 100% Whole Raw Chaga Powder.

With my morning cup of coffee, I add a quarter teaspoon. Clif says no more than a gram a day. A few days ago one of my friends, a young woman serving quite well on our tribal council, asked about it, and whether I can taste it. If it does change the flavor, I cannot tell, as I mix a scoop of Heart Defense from Dr. Gundry with my first cup of coffee. So only the chocolate gets through.

For my father, who is 91, I bought Sayan Siberian Chaga Mushroom Extract with Shilajit, 90 Vegetarian Capsules 420mg Each, in capsules. Just gave them to him this morning after taking him to Costco to have his hearing aids checked. The place was packed, the parking lot insane. This is what I was trying to avoid by beginning my preparations months ago. But I work 4 x 10 so I have Friday off to, among other things, make sure he will be all right.

My sister says you can buy Chaga capsules at Walmart, too.

I also follow Martin Armstrong, and he views the pandemic as a smoke screen for something bigger.

Marty seems to believe that, in and of itself Covid-19 is no big deal. Maybe he's right. I don't know. But Marty is rich. He has a big, concrete house in a good neighborhood in Florida and if the feathers hit the fan, he'll be fine. At 67, I'm still a working stiff putting my pennies into stocks and stuff to pay for building my house. So I hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Those of you who invest probably gasped when you saw how the markets plunged. As a contrarian, I see stocks and stuff going on sale. Being a sad case, I enjoy reading Bob Moriarty.

My favorite Bob Moriarty positions are Novo Resources, Irving Resources and Lion One Metals. When I saw how much their prices dropped, this afternoon, I immediately moved some pennies from my bank in hopes I can scoop up some shares on sale next week.

Clif is not the only one who was sounding the early alarm about Covid-19. Bob did, too. I check his blog every day, and read this post the day it went up: The Greatest Depression Just Began. This is no Drill. And I had also read the post he mentioned from a month before. So, little that has happened this month has come as a surprise.

For rational trading, I subscribe to Smart Money Tracker, Gary Savage's blog. Gary's trades have made me money, and will probably pay for building my house. For me, the key to making money from his trades has been to use leaps (options with strike dates more than a year out), and control greed. During the past several years I had several winning trades that turned into losers because I held onto them too long.

Next week I expect to resume regular updates. Who knows, I may go into the office on Monday and find out our boss, the governor, has directed all of us to work from home. I do have a work station in my apartment. Last year I bought a nice ThinkPad hub, two big monitors and set it up in my cramped little apartment. As I already work one day a week from home, I am ready. But I like my cubicle at the office, and some of my coworkers.

So I continue to take my chaga, liposomal vitamin C and usnea, and I hope all of you will check out the videos from Clif High above, and regardless of whether you choose to take his advice, I wish all of you good fortune and well being in the months and years to come.


Clif High, Jsnip4 and Bix Weir: Sun Disease

Clif High and Bix Weir: Time Line Part 2

Clif High and Bix Weir: Harden Yourself Part 3


Rod Van Mechelen

Rod Van Mechelen is a Ron Paul Republican who lives and works in Olympia for the Washington State Health Care Authority as an Insurance Specialist. He served on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council from 2002 to 2012, was a Washington State delegate to the Republican National Convention in New York City in 2004, and founded The Backlash! @ in 1995 to expose and oppose misandry and cultural Marxism. In between job, website and family activities, he continues to serve on tribal committees and publishes a bimonthly email newsletter for Cowlitz tribe members.


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