I am constantly assessing and evaluating my position/situation relative to the bleak future we face in this country.
This election of 2020 has NO GOOD OUTCOME. If DJT wins, the enemy will continue their campaign to destroy the country, and increase their efforts.
But we normal people have no alternative, if the enemy wins, we lose everything. E V E R Y T H I N G. Trump with chaos, Harris with unmitigated disaster. A disaster from which we'll never recover.
The whole ideal of America is on the ledge. We have never been in so dangerous a position. Never.
The probability of economic collapse is real, the enemy controls Wall Street and is capable of blowing up the Markets anytime. The probability of civil war exists, but I don't believe the sheep will actually rise against the wolves. The mask is a surrender flag and too many have fallen for that scam. The war, if it comes will not last long. Grinding poverty, loss of property, income, famine, and genocide ALWAYS follow a Communist take over. ALWAYS.
If you don't yet kabish, you are in the opening phase of a Communist revolution. Antifa, BLM, RevCom and all the rest are Communist organizations.
OK, all that said . . . the Decision: Mom and I are fired shots, of no use to anybody in the coming storm. I'm not going to burden my kids with the care and feeding of useless eaters. That said, don't take this as a suicide note. No, God doesn't approve that play. Instead, we'll stay put, make the best fight we can, and die in place. By the time that happens, nobody will miss a couple more old farts on the burn pile.
I anticipate interruptions of communications, power, utilities, and services. When the pay checks quit, so do the people. When the USSR went toes up, everybody's pay stopped. Overnight. The Army just walked away, the police showed up to bum food and smokes, trains stopped, planes stopped, People sold off what they had to get food. The USA started paying the Army to guard the nukes and weapons depots. It was exceedingly rough and a lot of old people passed over. This time, there's nobody to take up the slack, for us.
In the Navy, we had a call, "Rig the ship for heavy weather!" When you heard that, you hunted up your life jacket and said your prayers.
I say now, to all of you "Rig the ship for Heavy Weather" Vaya con Dios!
I generally agree, Dick and I think we have a lot to worry about. Those of us who haven't retired yet need to worry about the debt making our retirements worthless. I hope with the right leadership we can grow our way out of the debt issue.
Moral and social decay is another. In the face of slavery, black Americans had very strong families. When families were broken up through bankruptcies, sales, estates, everyone knew who their relatives were, where they were and even who their owners were. But in the name of 'compassion' (read: buying votes) Lyndon Johnson and Great Society succeeded where the KKK could never hope to. Our families, off all races and groups, need to reset as the foundation of society. I've said before I'm in agreement with Senior Chief over Stuart Slade's History, Politics and Current Affairs. We needed to deal with the communists in the '50s when they were small time, preferably with treason trials, gallows and firing squads. It's going to be much more painful now that they've embedded themselves in society. Burn, Loot, Murder is just an anti-family commie front group.
But overall, I don't see the situation as bleak. Darkness is coming, but it will be an opportunity, to make things right, to set us back on the proper path. I have no doubt there will be suffering and a price to pay to do so, but a little suffering is good for the soul. Sacrifice makes us appreciate what we sacrifice for all the more. The tree of liberty hasn't been watered in quite a while. Maybe it needs watering to remind who we are as a people.
I agree with both of you. My kids are far away, living their own lives. I'm a distant grandpa, pretty much alone except for cousins, aunts and uncles, all of whom are my age or much older. I've got some good neighbors in this decaying little village, a few of whom I can count on to return fire when its needed. I've been preparing for some time, and continue to do so. My plan, hold what I have, and if need be, sell my life dearly. Even at 62 I know I'm better with a gun than 90% of those out there. I just have to stay low and stay smart until I need to sell. I'm envisioning, at best, a situation here like Northern Ireland. At worst, we break apart like the SU did, with all the misery of that. Except we will probably endure an ACW situation like Kentucky or Missouri for some years, raiders, burning out and all that. It aint gonna be pretty any way it goes.
I've mentioned before a book I'm reading by and by, The Peace that almost ways: The forgotten story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the final attempt to avert the Civil War. The rhetoric on both sides, the perfidy of the press and their instigation, mirror our own time. Almost exactly, so I remain hopeful, but realistically am certain this isn't ending well.