Your Job is to Survive
By Rod Van Mechelen
2020 Olympia, WA -- Are you a classical liberal, libertarian or conservative? Are you appalled by the "mostly peaceful" riots? Are you disgusted by the accusation that because of the color of your skin or your political views, you're racist?
Does it seem strange to you that months after it has become obvious that CV19 is no worse than a bad flu, we're still required to wear masks and maintain social distancing?
Are you perplexed by the claims that every woman in America is at greater risk of rape or sexual assault than a refugee in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Does it seem to you as though the Progressives wailing about climate change do not understand that climate, by definition, changes? Or that CO2 is plant food? Or that there is no scientific consensus on climate, only a political mandate to claim there is so politicians can impose more regulations and taxes on us?
Then you have one very important job during the next four decades: to survive.
Things to Come
I'm not a prepper, per se, and this isn't going to say anything about that. There are lots of websites dealing with prepping, and Dr. Bailey's book, Cold Times, provides much valuable information.
Instead, this is a brief overview of what I expect during the next 40 years: climate change, political upheaval, food shortages, financial reset, a cultural backlash. I'm not going to provide a lot of citations or justifications for my expectations. Accept or reject, the choice is yours. These are my opinions.
When President Dwight Eisenhower delivered his Fairwell Address, he warned that, "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex." Rough drafts of that speech had it as, "military-industrial-congressional complex," but he was persuaded to drop congress from the phrase as too risky. But it would have been appropriate, as that is precisely what we face, today.
When Donald Trump was elected president, the military-industrial-congressional complex mobilized to eliminate him because he poses a mortal threat to them.
He's not nice. He's crass and bombastic. But as "nice" thugs are running a protection racket to prey on us, we want the guy who is standing between us and them to be bigger and meaner than they are. The Tangerine Terror is trying to be that bigger, meaner man.
He set out to drain the swamp. Like in Star Wars: Phantom Menace, the bureaucracy runs the empire. Trump knows that, and he set out to change it. With some but not very much success.
Just over a century ago, Randolph Bourne wrote that "war is the health of the state." The big banks and industries that produce the weapons of war all love war. Military leaders love war. So for generations the United States has waged war against people who never posed a threat to us. Trump wants to start bringing troops home, and he is the first president in decades to not start a new war.
Naturally, the US Military brass don't like that. Several weeks ago, we began to hear that military leaders in D.C. had war gamed different outcomes for the 2020 elections, and decided that if Joe Biden wins in a landslide, the transition will be peaceful. But if Trump wins, even if it's in a landslide, there will be violence.
To me, that sounds like an oblique threat.
The Politics of Climate
For decades, Al Gore has been ginning up fear over the trace gas, CO2. It's plant food. The more CO2, the less water plants need and the more they grow, greening the planet.
But, ignoring that climate shifts in regular long cycles driven by the sun, Al Gore, and thousands of politicians since, have claimed that you cause climate, your carbon footprint is to blame, and you need to be taxed and regulated to prevent a catastrophe from happening several hundred years in the future.
It's the perfect ploy: pose an existential threat that can never be disproved because the consequences will not be seen until long after all of us alive today are dead, force computer analysts who create climate models to agree to a fake consensus, or lose their funding, and on that basis gin up support for more taxes and onerous regulations.
That's the Climate Crisis in a nutshell.
Ironically, the reality is worse. Solar Cycles have driven climate shift and climate change for millions of years. Normal for our planet is ice. Lots and lots of ice. Geologically, we are in a "glacial minimum" of an ice age right now. But during glacial maxima, the planet is covered with lots of ice.
A glacial maximum is probably thousands of years off, but solar cycles continue and we are due for global cooling. Some solar scientists, like Valentina Zharkova, think the next cold spell has already begun. Others, like Ben Davidson, think our current solar cycle, 25, will be a little cooler than Solar Cycle 24, which we just came out of, but that the real cooling will not arrive until Solar Cycle 26, in 2032.
If Prof. Zharkova is right, there will be global famine in 2028. If Ben is right, famine will not arrive until about 10 years after that. But Ben also subscribes to the Micro Nova theory described by Douglas Vogt at the Diehold Foundation.
A quick aside: the physics of the mainstream cosmology put gravity as the most powerful force in the universe. But gravity is actually very weak. Stand up and hop. You just overpowered gravity. It's not very strong. Electricity, on the other hand, is millions of times more powerful than gravity. Wal Thornhill, Chief Science Advisor of The Thunderbolts Project, theorized a universe in which plasma is the primary force in the universe.
They postulate that stars are not fusion furnaces, but are nodes in a giant web of electrical energy that causes metallic rocks to fluoresce. Lit up by these rivers of electric plasma, called Birkeland currents, the sun generates light, heat and electromagnetic fields that are connected to the magnetic fields of the Earth. When the output of the sun is strong, these magnetic fields are strong, and the jet streams of the Earth are held in electromagnetic channels that produce weather that is regular and predictable. But when the output of the sun weakens, these magnetic fields weaken, allowing the jet streams to meander, producing extreme weather events and global cooling.
The output of the sun has been weakening for almost a quarter century, the magnetic fields of the Earth are weakening, the jet streams are meandering, and oh, by the way, the weaker the magnetic fields of the Earth and the Sun are, the more cosmic rays penetrate, heating siliceous rock, increasing volcanic and seismic activity.
Expect more volcanic eruptions and more earthquakes.
So, Ben and Doug expect a micronova in 2046 that will destroy most of our modern civilization. But Clif High, at Half Past Human, points out that, even though Doug claims otherwise, the micronova theory depends on the standard mainstream cosmology. In the Electric (Plasma) Universe cosmology, it's impossible.
I hope Clif's right!
Regardless of which of them is right, and whether Prof. Zharkova or Ben is right about the timing of the next severe cooling event, a colder global climate is in our near future. Global Warming, caused by humans, is a political ploy with no basis in reality, and the people who believe it will suffer.
So, don't you believe it.
We hear much, these days, about The Great Reset. Progressives are seizing on the Covid-19 Plandemic to push their agenda to take away our political freedoms, reduce the global population (in other words, make as many of us as possible die sooner rather than later), and impose their vision for a New World Order. One in which the likes of Bill Gates, George Soros and other wealthy global oligarchs control us.
I really have no good idea for how to live free in their unfree world, but we see how they are making this happen through the false narratives of identity politics, systemic racism, White privilege and patriarchal oppression of women, which impose such hideous notions as logic, discipline, hard work, rigor, and 2 + 2 = 4.
Around the world, central banks have driven interest rates to near zero and, in some cases, negative. The Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) is a recipe for financial collapse. Nobody is certain which economies will collapse, first, but the grand master of cycles, Martin Armstrong, of Armstrong Economics, believes the economy of the United States will collapse last.
Like dominoes, it will begin in Europe or Asia, one after the other falling down as money flees into the American markets. And then our economy, too, will fail.
When it does, the nation will be at high risk of fragmenting, and splitting into 4 or 5 regional nations. But for Seattle and Tacoma, my home state of Washington would turn deep, dark red in the political sense. And that might happen, because the Seattle-Tacoma metroplex (SeaTac) is built on intellectual property (IP). You can't heat your home or feed your family with IP. The rest of the state could adjust quickly to such a collapse. SeaTac, not so much.
I grew up in Seattle and despair at what it has become. Twenty years ago I moved to a more rural part of the state. If you live in SeaTac, you may wish to do the same.
In an odd way, Eric Hoffer's first book, The True Believer, introduced me to cycles. In it, he outlines how social movements begin with legitimate complaints, attract people with an aching void where their identity should be, and evolve into pragmatic accumulation and abuse of political power.
The relation of this to cycles is that as a social movement matures and evolves, it creates a new set of victims with legitimate complaints who, over time, rebel against the previous social movement that, by now, has become the new mainstream, despite that their victim narrative continues.
In America, the Cultural Marxists have used identity politics to hijack several movements that were already making progress, including women's rights and minority rights.
America became America through Classical Liberalism. In a world dominated by aristocracies, monarchies, feudalism, chieftains, and various and sundry petty dictators, the founders of America built a foundation upon which a nation could aspire to and evolve into a culture in which all citizens were treated as equal in the eyes of the law; and with freedom and liberty for all.
In the early generations, women and minorities lacked the same rights as White men, but that was already changing, and with increasing rapidity, when the heirs of The Frankfurt School channeled the frustration with the time it was taking into the identity politics that blamed White people for all the ills of the world, and White men in particular.
Today, we see this in the Black Lives Matter and AntiFA (anti-First Amendment) riots. We see it in the rotting cities, like Seattle, that are run by socialist women. And we see the backlash against it by the growing number of men who are going "MGTOW."
MGTOW, or Men Going Their Own Way, is described by many as a movement of men who hate women. Nothing could be further from the truth. First, it's not a movement, but a consciousness. Nobody is in charge. There are a few prominent MGTOW who share their insights and opinions, but there is no organized movement.
Second, while many men go through what one MGTOW commentator, Sandman, calls the Red Pill Rage, this doesn't last. It's part of the Cycle of Grief. Eventually they get over it and achieve Acceptance.
Once MGTOW men achieve Acceptance, most of them move on. They don't hate women, but are on strike, John Galt style, against a system that turns men into virtual slaves. That includes shunning marriage and being careful to avoid situations in which a woman could use the legal system to destroy his life.
Aaron Clarey opines that at present less than 20 percent of men in western culture, and probably less than 10 percent, are rational adults. Bad as that is, he opines that for women, it's less than 2 percent. In most cases, it's not their fault. That's how they were raised and indoctrinated by our useless public education system.
Many of our schools currently teach children that they are mature enough and wise enough to decide whether they're a boy or a girl, regardless of their chromosomes. And then, of course, they teach that women and men are the same, except that men are bad and women are good.
But women and men are not the same. So say the young women who don't want young men who identify as women playing women's sports.
Feminists, our public schools and the courts now regularly condemn masculinity as "toxic," and insist that men must be more feminine. "Nice" they say, is good. If you indulge in behavior that is not "nice," then you must be bad.
Right, and all those "nice" politicians who, for decades, have been starting wars in our name are all "good," while Trump, who is not "nice," is bad even though he is the first president in decades not to start a new war in our name.
All this is leading to a cultural backlash. As bad as men are stereotyped today, that is how bad women will be stereotyped in the decades to come. Same for Whites vs. minorities. It's all a part of what, almost thirty years ago, I described as Cycles of Bigotry.
When? It's already starting. Bowing to Martin Armstrong's superior knowledge of cycles, I expect it will be out of the closet, so to speak, by 2032.
CV19: Security State
On 9-11, James Corbett published an outstanding video on YouTube: COVID-911: From Homeland Security to Biosecurity. In this, he draws the parallel between how the security state used 9-11 to strip away many of our Constitutional Rights and freedoms, and how they are using the CV19 Plandemic to take that all much, much further.
The first I heard of CV19 was from Clif High. That was some time in 2019. Based on the news coming out of China, in January 2020 he warned all his followers to take drastic measures to protect themselves against a deadly virus that would soon infect the rest of the world. By the first week in February, I was one of only two people in one of the local chain grocery stores wearing a mask. Within a couple months, wearing masks was mandatory.
Clif, Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity, and others were all reacting to the available data, which was all coming out of China. But as we learned more, it soon became obvious that we were being lied to.
Yes, SARS-CoV-2 is the product of a biolab. My understanding is that Dr. Anthony Fauci was funding corona virus gain of function research at a lab in Texas when it was made illegal. So he had the work moved, via Canada, to one of the two biolabs in Wuhan, China, where it was released either accidentally or on purpose.
At first, it acted like a bioweapon, but now it seems more like a weapon of mass distraction: release a highly infectious but not very deadly virus into the public to get everybody really scared so they will submit to further loss of our rights.
Bill Gates wants to inject us all with one of his vaccines. Ask the people in Africa he has infected with polio how well that is working for them. But talk is that only those who submit to one of those vaccines will be allowed to resume life before the plandemic.
Where from Here?
With all of these challenges ahead of us, what can you do? Aside from haunting prepper sites, get informed about what's ahead. Below is a list of some of fringe lunatics I follow.
But first a suggestion: if you can manage it, buy some rural property with potable water, build yourself a Monolithic Dome Home, set up a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse, move in and grow your own.
Rod's Favorite Fringe Lunatics
Catherine Austin Fitts
Grand Solar Minimum GSM News
Ice Age Farmer
Monolithic Dome Institute
Oppenheimer Ranch Project
Road to Roota
Better Bachelor: The Dating Apocalypse
Quinton Hennigh: Massive Novo Resources Gold Mines
Ben Shapiro: 4 Reasons to End Lockdowns
Rod Van Mechelen
Rod Van Mechelen is a Rand 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! @ backlash.com 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.