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RE: COVID-19: "Post-COVID World," Losses Mount, and now "Phase Four?"

in GEMS9 months ago

Because the problem we face is political, the solution to our problem is political. Since 'the state' is causing currency to be devalued, undertake alternative to currency to store value. Since the state is causing food supplies to be disrupted, secure food supplies through alternative means. I would not count on victory gardens, as they are impossible to undertake covertly. It is lamentable but undeniable that we are provided plentiful examples of polities undertaken to deliberately prevent masses of civilians from growing, having stores of, and acquiring food from legally allowed, publicly overt means.

If having food become a crime, become a criminal. Prepare to do this in secret, is my best advice. If such secrecy is not necessary, good. If it is, not having secret sources of food will be fatal. It is also necessary to consider what will be done to folks that aren't starving if the state intends to starve us. Secret food supply mechanisms will be routed out, people will be prevented from going to tend guerrilla gardens, and worse.

As supply chains become disrupted, we need to cut our dependence on disruptable mechanisms for existential necessities, and if we intend to thrive, for more besides. Today 3D printing, aquaponics, CRISPR, and much more decentralization of means of production cut supply chains completely. In the past it has been more efficient due to economies of scale to depend on vast global networks of industry for products.

Modern technology makes individually producing our necessary goods and services more efficient in every field of industry today, and as these nascent mechanisms develop, this will become more true as time goes by. I believe this is teh actual impetus for the present imposition of global totalitarian tyranny, because this decentralization eliminates the parasitism that has funneled our production to a tiny minority of vampires that have done whatever it takes to seize control of industry and our life's blood.

The writing is on the wall. If technology continues to improve, individually owned means of production will continue to become more efficient, easier to use, and exponentially decrease the flow of wealth and power to the vampires that have instituted parasitic pipelines to flow our production to them.

Decentralization is literally freedom. Seize those means of production you find convenient today, and do not fail to do what is necessary to ensure existentially critical supplies remain available to you and yours no matter what policies are imposed, as becomes more obvious daily can become unimaginably different from what has been considered SOP just a month ago.

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Up well before 🌄 (here) @valued-customer, first let me thank you for an "epic" (the "kids" today seem to love this word ...) comment. Deserves a post of its own, for your benefit, with a link to it in here on this post perhaps!

Second, I always value input, whether I agree with it or not, as long as it is civilly and respectfully (at least for the most part) stated. Yours certainly fits that description. Therefore, in my view, it adds value to this post, for the benefit of others who may read it. Someday ...

Beyond that, I suppose I could write my own post in response, but time does not permit that. We have points on which we largely agree and those on which we don't. Good communication is always beneficial, from my long life's experience, in at least reducing "the gap" on the latter, so maybe I'll just make a couple of brief points, each of which could be greatly expanded upon:

  • "... the problem we face is political ..." - From my system of belief, every problem we have is ultimately spiritual, as touched on briefly in the post I published last night. And it is all "down hill" from there, beginning with politics ...

  • "Decentralization is literally freedom." - Depending on how you define this, I would say not likely, as your input conveys support for the commonly used word "anarchy." Which, in turn, is contrary to what I believe to be "the natural order" of our world. Based upon hierarchies of authority. Which can be "good," but far too often are "bad" ...

The "natural order" ... In ancient times, we have the biblical record of the Hebrew people and details of their opportunity to live in a "decentralized" state of existence. They rejected it and clamored for a KING! So, they could be like everyone around them ...

In more recent history, based upon a proper appreciation for "the human condition," in their associated wisdom and integrity, our American Founding Fathers produced the greatest form of government seen. Described by the incomparable Benjamin Franklin, in response to a question about what had just been created by "consensus agreement" - "A Republic, if you can keep it ..." The greatest modern form of "decentralization" ... Which "we the people," much as people from ancient times, have demonstrated we will not do what is necessary "to keep it." We have progressively decimated all of the "checks and balances" established in 1787, to keep us free of the inevitable, tyrannical nature of centralized authority. As in ancient times, we clamor for the "Almighty State" to be our source of safety and security ...

In both instances, "we the people" suffer the consequences of their decisions. We are still, in my judgment, in only the very early stages of finding out what that is going to be ...


P.S. Interesting to me "in here" that what is left of the blessings the American people have historically experienced draws such admiration from our Korean friend, @silvergrifin007 ...

It is reading your kind responses to @silvergrifing007 that gained my regard for your writing and knowledge.

As to anarchy, hierarchy has always been necessary to our species because war disrupted security. Modern security technology that is able to be manufactured by individuals - and technology far in excess of what is presently available will be soon - eliminates this necessity.

Given that for most members of a hierarchy, it is a 'necessary evil', I reckon most folks will extract themselves as able.

You rule yourself every day. Everybody does. Autarchy is a fact of life. While I am familiar with the Bible, I am not willing to discard my God-given reason to worship what is in all likelihood a man deified in the Roman manner prior to his followers being used to conquer the world.

That is not a use to which I intend to be put.

Jesus was a great guy, and taught men like us how to live. That is the victory over the globalist tyranny I foresee, like a prophet of ancient days. Good folks making what they need and helping each other, and the hierarchical structures that profit parasites be damned.

Thanks for the courtesy of your reply, and know that mine is intended to encourage, not radicalize.

Be well.

Well @valued-customer ...

"It is reading your kind responses to @silvergrifing007 ..."

... it is kind of you, in turn, to ascribe some kindness to my efforts, as I am not accustomed to "hearing" that. While far from perfect, I do make a conscious effort, so thank you.

I appreciate you investing some time into a response. Whether I agree with what you have to say, I know you write "from the heart" and are very earnest in what appear to be your strongly held beliefs.

"... I foresee, like a prophet of ancient days."

[emphasis added mine]

This characterization of yourself underscores what I just wrote, from my perspective.

Beyond that, before deciding what (if any) more to say, I want to be crystal clear about what you intended to convey with these words:

"While I am familiar with the Bible, I am not willing to discard my God-given reason to worship what is in all likelihood a man deified in the Roman manner prior to his followers being used to conquer the world."

They are confusing to me. Would you mind expanding on this sentence?

Insofar as we are what we are, in order to cement our mutual understanding of that fact, I refer to what we are as God given. We have not created ourselves, but are provided to our selves to do with as we will.

My capacity to comprehend the significance of evidence based on my experience is not some denigration of God, nor denial of faith, in any way. It is as God given as my fingers or any other aspect of my existence. Therefore I am obligated to the Creator of that gift to me to use that capability forthrightly to interpret evidence. That is the purpose of reason and understanding we are availed.

In Rome at the turn of the common era, it was the common practice of that culture to deify great men upon their demise. This was done to Jesus, as Christianity was imposed on Rome and twisted into a weapon of imperial conquest that produced the Holy Roman Empire and that antithesis of Jesus' simple teaching of communal love and treating others no less kindly than oneself.

From the 12th Century and the genocide of the Albigensians, the weaponization of Christianity developed by the Catholic Church became refined into one of the most egregious cultures of torture and elimination of human rights in history, producing the Inquisition. We can observe parallels to our American government today, as the rhetoric of revolution and individual freedoms is twisted into support for a police state surveillance imperial institution that features indefinite arbitrary detention, torture, and assassination even of an American child named Awlaki without any accusation whatsoever of wrongdoing by US President Obama.

This is the source and etymology of Christianity today. It is not derived from the teachings of the Albigensians, because they were eliminated by genocide. The Reformation was a rejection of this weaponization, but was a response to that utterly Antichristian institutionalization that produced merely reformed institutionalization of Christianity, and was not a restoration of the original teaching of Jesus, which was simply to act personally to love the others in your community.

It is this demonstration of a good person, Jesus, of his loving and kind actions in life to bless his neighbors and community that is significant to we today, as those were acts mere men such as we ourselves can undertake, not the acts of an omnipotent and omniscient God whose pretense at suffering on a cross being tortured to death has zero relevance and meaning to mortal men. It is this desecration of Christianity and it's replacement with polytheism that has driven world conquering Empire that I cannot accede to against that gift of reason I am bound to honor by fully using it to understand these facts.

I find your inquiry regarding this point revelatory of your own cognizance of that blessing of intellectual functionality we are delivered of God, and the import of this particular point. I will but offer to recommend you undertake to debunk the individual reasons underlying this understanding of Christianity should you find insuperable it's ultimate conclusion, to best enable you to bless me with insightful criticism should you find it necessary to your own faith to refute my understanding.

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