Mar 212008
 

Let’s suppose a “story”. This story is about a man who lives in a normal home with a normal family. There is nothing special at all about that man, other then a simple inquisitive nature that he often follows simply because he inclined to do so.

In his neighborhood, there are many other men and women who are just like him in all respects, but only lacking in this inquisitive characteristic. Some are smarter, some are not, some are wealthier, some are poorer, but for the most part, everybody is really the same.

One day, the man is at home and he smells smoke. Thinking to himself, “Where there’s smoke, their fire”, he goes outside and looks around, trying to spot the source of the fire. The smell of smoke is still there, but he cannot spot the fire. It’s nowhere near his house, nor any of his neighbors houses as far as he can see.

Checking the television, the news does not report any fire either. Thinking this a bit strange, the man checks online. There, he finds signs of a fire, but it is way off in the distant. It’s a fire that has been burning a long time, gathering strength day by day, developing into a raging inferno. But it’s still a long ways off, or so it seems thinks the man, but it’s still a pretty big fire after all.

Because he lives in an area that can burn, the man thinks to himself, “I should probably get ready for this fire in case this fire manages to come near me”.

So the man sets to work, first sitting down and planning what he thinks he should do. His first thought it to stop the fire before it get to his house. So armed with this knowledge, he sets out to do exactly that. He writes his Congressman and request that they direct their attention to this issue. Waiting a long time and receiving no reply, he tries his Senator and even the Governor of his state. He receives only one response from all of them, a form letter thanking him for his letter.

Perplexed, he joins a few groups he finds online, and even participates in a few marches and campaigns they promote to increase the public awareness of the fire. The fire is bigger now and the smell of smoke even stronger and it strange as every that nobody else seems to notice.

STOP THE FIRE is their slogan, but few seem to listen. The media presents them all as kooks and nobody really pays any attention. A few of this group even get arrested and beat up by the cops for simply holding up their signs. “You don’t have a permit to do that — you’re going to jail” they say. Some are tasered, others are just simply clubbed down.

Frustrated, the man returns home in resignation. No point in doing that he thinks. Thinking that there is something he can do, he begins to clear away the flammables around his house and property. While doing this, his neighbor comes over and sees all of this activity. “What are you doing neighbor? You sure look mighty busy!” he asks.

The man stops in his activity and tells his inquiring neighbor about the smoke and how he found out that there was a big fire coming and how he’s been trying hard to stop it. But his neighbor wasn’t buying any of it. “What smoke? What fire? I don’t smell anything. I don’t see anything. You’re worrying yourself over nothing”. The man assured him he was not, that there really was a big fire coming and that the smell of smoke was even stronger then before.

Not having any of it, his neighbor goes back into this house shaking his head. “He’s crazy! he thinks. Flipping through the television channels, he sees nothing to support the idea his neighbors position. Since it’s not on t.v., it couldn’t possibly be true. His neighbor is just plain crazy, that’s all.

Undaunted, the man tries again. He pounds on his neighbor door and said, “You know, if we worked at this together, we could sure get a lot more done before that fire gets here”. His neighbor threw him off the porch and ordered him never to come back again.

Now clearly upset, the man turned to his wife. “Nobody is listening! I don’t understand it! The smell of smoke is everywhere! You’d think I was trying to sell snake oil or something!”. His wife smiles, but says nothing, because she knows it’s true. To everyone else, it is snake oil, sometimes she thinks so too, but won’t say anything out of respect for her husband.

The man redoubles his efforts to make his own home safe from the fire, but he quickly realizes that this is an impossible task. He simply can’t clear away enough material by himself. There’s trees, brush, grass and all kinds of wooden structures reaching all around. All of his neighbors properties have large wooded lots too with many burnable trees and brush on them and fences connected them all. If they catch fire, and they probably will he notes ruefully, his property will too, no matter what he does.

It’s very clear to him now, as the smell of smoke grows even stronger, that he’s going to lose everything, and so will everyone else. Some of his neighbors have finally come outside and sniffed the air, but as far as he can tell, that’s all they’ve done. Usually, they stop to do this as their carrying the groceries in from the supermarket, but they don’t take long.

He decides that his priorities must change since nobody else seems the least bit concerned and he places his family’s survival at the top of his list. He buys up the food and supplies he thinks he’s going to need, since the approaching fire will consume everything, even the farmers fields. The UPS man makes many deliveries and even the neighbors finally notice this. They wonder what all the deliveries are for, but the man keeps his mouth shut this time and doesn’t tell them anything. Its hard enough to convince his wife of this need, let alone everyone else.

Around the country, this scenario is repeated a hundred, a thousand, a hundred thousand times over in neighborhoods all around the country. The wait for supplies grows longer and longer as the smell of smoke grows stronger and stronger. Former efforts to stop the fire have all ceased, their participants having finally realized that it was far too late by far too few. They all line up and do the same things — buy supplies, plant gardens for food, clear away as many flammables as they can — and keep their mouths shut. Too many of them have already been branded as heretics, troublemakers and doomsayers, some were even arrested for simply trying too hard.

The fire comes and begins to burn the neighborhoods around the nation. They don’t all start burning at once, it’s a strange fire, the fires begin here, then there, as the swirling flames force hot ashes into the sky, blowing them all around, to touch down miles and miles apart, starting new fires afresh.

People are forced out of their homes as their lives are burned up. Tent cities spring up as the number of homeless increase. Confused, distraught and wondering how it could have all happened, the people wring their hands in misery and grief and beseech the heavens for mercy. But it does no good at all, the fire continues to spread and now the raining hot ashes are starting even more fires faster and faster as more flammable materials are hungrily sought by the licking flames.

Then the neighbors remember that man in their midst who stood alone way back and told them about the coming fire, and how they should all work together and prepare and make ready for that day. They rush to his house to find it boarded up and nobody answering the door. Breaking in, they find it abandoned, the man and his family having already fled.

In other neighborhoods, they break in and find the man and his family inside, and they demand of him to stop the fire. He tells them that it’s too late, he can’t and they rend him to pieces in anger and frustration instead, plundering his supplies and hoping against all hope that they will somehow be spared for their crimes of commission and omission. They won’t.

This scenario is repeated a hundred, a thousand, a hundred thousand times around the nation as the fire spreads from neighborhood to neighborhood. The outcome is predictably the same. Nobody can stop the fire, and killing the messenger doesn’t stop it either. In many cases, the messenger has fled because it was the only safe thing he could do. It was far too late to convince his neighbors that their neighborhood was going to burn to the ground leaving nothing but dust and ashes. But they would not listen until their property and their lives were directly threatened. And even then, many still claimed that the fire department would put out the fire, but the fire department never came.

In fact, nobody came to the rescue. It was as if they all took a leave of absence, even heaven itself. It was if somebody hung a sign on the door, saying “Closed for Business”.

The fire burns with a raging intensity, reburning charred wood and material again and again, consuming everything in its path. A super-inferno has been created, creating it’s own weather pattern it’s so hot and huge. Everything in its path is totally consumed. Very few survive, only the well protected and well hidden who have removed all the flammables from around them are still alive.

But the fire first creates huge refugee camps, where thousands pour into fleeing the flames licking their heels as their livelihoods and their homes burn to the ground. A humanitarian crisis of unbelievable proportions develops as the flames spread wider and farther. Disease outbreaks kill thousands, as sanitation and fresh water supplies are taxed past all possible limits.

Many flee the camps, dying in the flames or by roving mobs of hungry soldiers. The days of the dead are everywhere and the survivors are few. This is as bad as a few had predicted, but much worse then most. But it doesn’t matter now, because all of those voices are now silent, having died or disappeared forever. Even history won’t record them, the heralders of doom who failed.

A few survivors live on as the fire burns over them. They survived only because they prepared when everyone else did not. What flammable things they had, they got rid of, selling them off to those that would still buy them and converting them into the things they were going to need. It wasn’t easy, and many of these did not survive anyway. But those that did were hardened by the experience out of necessity and need. They helped when they could and said “No” when they could not. It’s why they survived.

History records this time as the collapse of civilization. It does not remember everything, or even most things, which is too bad. But it remembers enough. The horrors would rather be forgotten like all of us now are, who wasted and destroyed the Earth in our foolish and insane attempt to harness everything for our own pleasure. All that remains is swirling ash, the only residue of a lush, green Earth, once filled with life and living things.

 Posted by at 6:43 pm
Mar 212008
 

Eugenics and Homeland Security. Mull those words over in your mind, and twirl them around. Play them backwards if you like — and your quickly realize just how damnably dangerous this can be.

Will be.

Is.

Because it’s happening already without your knowledge and without your approval and of course, without your consent.

States Hand Over DNA Of Newborns to DHS

Not hard at all to see where this is going, is it? First off, what in HELL does DHS have to do with genetic screening? In a normal world, the answer is obvious — NOTHING.

But we do not live in a normal world anymore. We live in a world where our every thought, our every word, our every behavior and our every action is monitored by someone, somewhere. Even our DNA.  Tiny toddlers are now rated “high risk” for criminal behavior according to studies now being performed across the nation. This information will plague these people for life — even if they have never committed a crime.

A modern day (versus future world) Minority Report is being practiced by our overseers for our “protection” of course.

 Posted by at 4:26 pm
Mar 212008
 

Lonewolf has mentioned several times that the TopBlogList rankings were dropping like a stone for this site. I just (finally) checked in to that and he’s right. But something is amiss, there are sites ranking in the top 20 that had almost no rankings or site visits (comparatively speaking).  This site was pretty consistent between #8 and #15 and then it just “disappeared”.  I can’t explain why, but it dropped like a stone to something like 500 or worse, I never did find the site again.
The solution was easy: I dropped their link from the blog.  Don’t know if it helped anyway having them up there.

Other site info: New catalog has been published this morning. It’s current until the next surprise comes, but I have no idea when that will be.

 Posted by at 2:09 pm
Mar 212008
 

Several of you have sent in some cool links, you can post your finds here too.  Hint: leave off the http:// on your links and they’ll show up without my approval.
Lonewolf sent me this link from the Natural Hippie site, someplace I’ve never heard of — A TimeLine Of Humanity

Read through it (it won’t take long) before going any further. I want you to read the conclusions the author comes to before reading my own.

Ok then.  We certaintly won’t make it until 2025 for the collapse he predicts, “The realization we are not exempt from the laws of nature will very likely mean the total collapse of our culture.

From everything I’ve seen, scientists and researchers are constantly updating their assessments, moving them up rather dramatically. We probably have less then five years from today for this to occur.

Unfortunately, he did not mention genocide either.  Or the fascist police-state. But giving his time lines, these are but irritating little blips in human history. I mention them because they are going to be critically important to us.

I think his scenario #2 is much more likely then #1.  And scenario #5 is pure wishful thinking from fantasy land, but interesting to ponder nonetheless.  Our energy supplies would never permit this unless we developed matter conversion, and that would be terrible indeed, because we would then proceed to do exactly what he predicts — ruin everything.

 Posted by at 9:15 am