Ending the push for Civil War

A dozen members of the national guard have been relieved of duty while stationed in Washington DC to protect the capital during the inauguration. Some were removed for supporting Trump, the current president of the united states as I write this, others for posting pictures of Gadsden flag and symbol of the revolutionary war that created this country.

The paranoia coming from the incoming administration shows several things about people we are going to have in charge for the next four years. The people pushing this agenda of alienating the people we depend on for the protection of our country have no understanding what is like to be in a uniform. The military is a tribe, a band of brothers that, even with all of their differences, will come together when it is needed. When bullets start flying the only concern these people have is that the guy next to them is shooting in the same direction. Everyone wants to go home at the end and what they know is that even if they are killed, they know the guys around them will make sure they still go home. Now we see a vetting process that could cause a divide in our own military. There are two things that could come out of this, either the military is divided amongst itself or they start to turn on the same people who are trying to divide it.

Demoralizing the military is a psi-op that will likely backfire. What is expected is that soldiers will rat out other soldiers in an effort to protect themselves. Once the rat is found the rest will turn on him and then the process never ends. Even if that doesn’t happen knowing in the back of your mind that you could be relieved of duty for saying or posting the wrong thing on a social media app brings a level of paranoia that will drive people from that profession.

What we are seeing has happened before with the East German Stasi during the cold war. People were criticized for their ideas and would disappear never to be seen again. One can only imagine what the Stasi would have been like if they had cell phones to track and social media to monitor. For a clear example of what this would look like take a look at China with face identification software that can ID someone even while wearing a mask. The social credit score can change if something is said, and wrong action is taken, or you just don’t like the current government which is always the same government. The concentration camps holding the Uyghur Muslims to be sterilized and re-educated only to never be released from prison. Millions of people disappeared in East German during the cold war. Some made it across the border into West Germany but that doesn’t explain how the majority of people worked with the Stasi to turn in their own neighbors and family to make sure they did not one day disappear.

With this process starting with the military the 1% that is swore to protect the country is being mentally beaten down in an effort to make sure they will follow all orders coming in from the new administration. I can only hope that the desire to stand up against an unjust authority will cause these people to refuse orders defending the country from the real threat, ourselves.

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From the Cabin

1-19-2021 Vol 1 Issue 2

Politics: Only a few days before the presidential election in Washington DC the FBI is now trying to vet the 25,000 national guard troops stationed in DC. Fear has risen that a person or group within the national guard might try to commit a terrorist attack during the election. While vetting FBI agents during the hiring process is a long and involved investigation, the current vetting is based on the loyalty towards the current president Donald Trump.

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump a second time. He is currently the only president to be impeached twice. The senate has not voted for the impeachment yet and if it passes the hearing will be scheduled for after the inauguration to keep Trump from running for president again in 2024.

Economics: A run on freezers for food storage has increased the price for copper to $10,000 a ton, a sharp spike from previously lower prices. Fear of food shortages are raising the demand for food storage abilities in the United States.

Gold: $1840.20 troy ounce

Silver: $25.26 troy ounce

Platinum: $1,091.20 troy ounce

Copper: $3.60 Pound

US National Debt $27,810,170,000,000

Debt per citizen: $84,025

 Food: Post Brexit UK is not seeing food disappearing from super market shelves as the importing of goods has been shut down from Europe and other parts of the world due to Covid-19. During 2020 the UK shut down several farms from Covid-19 infections limiting the production of food throughout the country. During a normal year the island country of the United Kingdom can produce for 10 million people. The current population is 66.65 million. Without food being imported the UK will run out of any food within a few weeks.

Chaos and Riots have broken out in China from the rising cost and limited supply of food. The Chinese government have tripled their import of Corn from the US, going from 7m tonnes to 22 m tonnes by the end of 2020. The higher price of rice has made things difficult for the Chinese as well since the cost of a freighter has doubled and when rice is ordered from other countries it takes 3-4 months for the order to arrive.

The import and export of good have been halted for many countries. Russia shut down the export of all grains raising the prices on the world market. The hopes of food joining the market from South America were crushed after a season long drought from a La Nina that kept rain from falling on the fields.

While commodities prices around the world have risen, they have remained the same in the US while China buys whatever is available on the market. Only after the Department of Agriculture released information that Soy numbers were much lower that they originally anticipated the price of soy did not rise a substantial amount.

Due to the coming shortage of food in China the government has implemented food waste laws punishing people with huge fines for buying too much food or throwing away any food. Dumpsters are under the surveillance of cameras and keep track of who is throwing items away and how much. Face identification software is being used for the documentation of who is throwing away food.

Self-defense: Many states at the moment are starting the year with new gun bills being brought before local governments. Texas has 16 bills, ranging from Castle Doctrine changes to the limited size of magazines. New York state is trying to make it illegal for citizens to own bullet proof vests. On the agenda for the Biden administration is making the online sale of ammo illegal and the banning of firearms. As Kamala Harris said during a presidential debate, “I don’t understand why we can’t do this through Executive order.” Biden did reply, “it’s because we have a constitution.” But this doesn’t mean it will actually be followed during his administration.

In Germany, the government is building detention centers, camps, for people who violate the Covid-19 lockdown orders. If someone has violated the current orders dictated by the state they will be arrested and taken to these centers. It isn’t clear if this is to quarantine the individual for 2 weeks to see if they are infected or to re-educate the individual to follow the rules.

Editorial: While starting this newsletter I have gone back into my library and pulled out a few documentaries about collapse. There is the informative book by Jared Diamond that does a great job of outlining how societies collapse. Then I re-read Michael Ruppert’s book Collapse.

Years later, it’s obvious that Ruppert was ahead of his time, knowing what was to come. Back then I thought there was a chance to change things and maybe prevent what was to come. These days I accept where things are going and try to do little things to make sure myself and my family can learn to adapt and get through this.

At the local dollar store I found a rack of vegetable seeds, 4 for $1. I picked up several packs and added them to the seed bank I have accumulated over the years. A local discount food outlet had boxes of MREs for $12. I bought 6 boxes and stored them away just in case. Plans are coming along for the remodeling and repairs for the root cellar attached to the house. Compost bins slowly fill up over the winter months to create top soil for the garden to come.

When you grow to accept that there is nothing you can do to change what is happening all over the world there is some comfort in taking command of your own journey and trying to make it as pain free as possible. When pain does come your way learn from it the best you can.

-Matthew Gilman

1-19-2021

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Cops Live!

As a kid I could not figure out why people liked to watch the show Cops. This was the 1980s and the crack epidemic was in full swing with police kicking in doors and raiding homes left and right. I remember riding my big wheel down the sidewalk and watching a squad car pull up to a house a few doors down. The officer stepped out of the car and casually walked up to the house. It was a white house with black trim, the back yard was completely fenced in and there was a large ditch where there was once a swimming pool. A few seconds later there was the sound of broken glass and the cop was running back to his car with blood running down his forearm. I continued sitting there and watching.
The officer radioed for back up and more cars pulled up, the boxy sedans with the lights sailing above the roof on a rack. Two officers raced toward the house and kicked the door in while the injured officer wrapped his arm to stop the bleeding. A few minutes later the two police officers emerged from the house with a man in handcuffs. EMS pulled up and checked out the injured man’s arm.
The police officer had a warrant and was trying to bring the man in, who slammed the door in the cop’s face. A window broke and glass sliced into the officer’s arm as he tried to force himself into the house. Everything went downhill from there for both of them.
This was far from the first or the last time I would watch the police running around the neighborhood in the live version of Cops. Seeing them work was fine until you ended up being the man on the other side of the camera.
In the mid-90s, when the internet went online and people were trying to figure out what the heck this thing was, the FBI joined the ranks of those who patrolled the streets in the Vine neighborhood. Two streets down from where I grew up on McCourtie Street the biggest live event took place on Axtell Street. This was not long after Ruby Ridge and the Waco Compound went up in flames.
The BMX style bike was my main transportation at the time and a small group of us would ride through the neighborhood trying to find something to do with little success. When I watch shows like Stranger Things and they try to make the 80s look like some sort of exciting time to be a child, let’s be real it was boring as hell. But wait, down the street something exciting was happening. A squad car pulled up and the officer took a roll of yellow caution tape out blocking off the entire end of the street. We rode down, kept our distance and on the opposite end of the block there was the SWAT van, painted in black and it looked like an old delivery truck for a bakery. This was long before police departments would be handed armored Humvees and Mraps to patrol the streets to protect us from zombie deer and rabid crackheads.
The local news channel showed up with the hot girl from TV stepping out of the car with our full attention. Her dress suit was one pastel color that passed as attractive for the 90s and her hair was stiff like a Miss Universe beauty contestant. The camera man set up and they waited for some kind of news, we all did.
People think that police stand offs and hostage situations are exciting stuff. When Hollywood crams everything into a 90-minute, high budget low quality film it looks like a thrill ride. We were bored again except we had company. That night on the news we learned that the FBI had gone to a house on Axtell street investigating some pictures that were found on the internet. With this new toy called the World Wide Web there was a handful of people who would use this tool in the worst ways possible. The man at the house was divorced and had joint custody of his daughter who was 3-4 years old. Her mother had been informed by friends that pictures of the daughter had shown up online that were “inappropriate” to say the least. The FBI had to prove that the pictures were of the daughter and that the father had taken them. Knocking on the door and identifying themselves the man quickly closed the door and barracked himself in the house with his daughter. The standoff went on for three days and during that time we watched the SWAT team members sneaking around the house trying to get a view inside. They wore old Vietnam ear camouflage and crappy flack vest that couldn’t stop a paintball. Covered in dark green, brown and black they blended in with the bright red and yellow houses they were surrounded by. They could have been covered in glitter and dress like Elton John and be more inconspicuous than that uniform. They might have taken the term ‘urban jungle’ too seriously.
On the third day the man surrendered and police took him into custody. The daughter was sent to live with her mother and the man was later released on bond. I know, I was surprised too, and to this day I think there was more to it. A few weeks after the standoff the man went to the Knight’s Inn, a shady hotel that rented rooms by the hour for prostitutes and crack heads. In the room he put a shotgun in his mouth and redecorated the ceiling with brain and skull matter. For a few minutes people wondered how he was able to get his hands on a gun but nobody cared enough to look into it. No trial, people saved money and time on court cost, the world was a safer place after that.
My parents used to own rental property in the Vine neighborhood, a thankless job where people didn’t give a shit and would do whatever the hell they wanted only to move out later after they trashed the place. There was no point in suing because these people didn’t have money anyway. One of these tenants was a single mom with a daughter who went to the same school I did. St Monica’s, also referred to as St Monkey’s Penetentery to it’s inmates, was an expensive Catholic Prep school. The woman’s brother was also in the national guard in the same unit as my step-dad. She worked for a deli and had a nice car, she seemed to be doing well for herself.
A few weeks after she moved in to the apartment next door to our house the police pulled up in that famous fashion, lights blaring, yelling and screaming as they climbed the back stairs kicking the door in. The mom had sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer and she was going to jail. At the time, if a landlord had three arrest on a property for drug distribution their house would be confiscated by the city. Her eviction notice was sent the next day.
A few days later, after learning everything from the police, my mom received a phone call. A man was on the other end telling her they should not have fucked with the woman next door and that her son, me, would disappear. She screamed back “don’t you threaten my son!” and the phone hung up. Of course, the police could do nothing. It was obvious it was the brother of the woman but they could do nothing about it. My mom started taking me to school and picking me up. The school was told what had happened and since they never cared about anything but their perfect image the school did nothing different during that time.
A week after the phone call I was in the lobby of the school waiting for my mom to show up. There was the long row of cars out back, the front of the school was reserved for the school buses and rich kids. In the back, through the crowd of kids flooding out, I saw her car. The black Lexus with gold trim and tinted windows. I tried to tell the office staff but they had no interest in what I was saying. The car disappeared and a few minutes later my mom’s car appeared. I rushed into it and told my mom what I had seen.
“Did you tell the office?”
“Yes, they wouldn’t listen.”
The next day my mom called the school and asked if the woman’s daughter still went to the school. The daughter had been pulled out the day after the arrest and she had no business on the school property. They also didn’t believe I had seen the car. That was the last time I had seen the car. There were no more phone calls. I don’t know what happened to the woman or her daughter. I can tell you it was super weird to be the desired target for a kidnapping, the fat white trash kid at a prep school. I wasn’t the one who sold crack to a cop.
Dear Drug dealers,
In the future, please leave my ass out of your bullshit.
Sincerely,
Poor fat ass white mofo from the hood

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