We’re Screwed! So What? – Part 1

A Word of Introduction

If you’re a regular reader here, you know that I generally avoid political matters and current events. I assume you already know things aren’t as they should be. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be preparing. But I decided to dive in with both feet with what will be a three part series.

We truly live in historic, perilous times. Many are rightly feeling a sense of urgency about the need to get prepared. The threats we face today are more dangerous than the presumed threats we faced during the Cold War because they’re more insidious. The media and government constantly lie to us about them, and most of society is delusional.

In this series, I’m going to take a controversial and likely unpopular stand. Nonetheless, I believe it’s imperative to speak the truth as I see it because it has a bearing on survival for each of us.

Keep in mind that this series isn’t meant to be exhaustive on any of the topics raised. Rather, it’s an overview.

I’ve thought and prayed for weeks about what to write–and what not to write. It’s my hope and prayer that what follows might save someone’s life–maybe yours.


A Memorable Conversation

A conversation I had months ago with a business associate is etched on my memory. He told me he’d been talking with a prepper who was whining about the way things are. The man flatly told my associate, “We’re screwed.”

If I could have replied to the whiner, I would have said, “What if we are screwed? So what?” Aren’t we supposed to be talking about survival? Shouldn’t we be turning negatives into positives?

If you take anything from this series, it should be these two points.

  1. Give up any effort to preserve or reform America.
  2. Focus everything you have on survival for you and your family in the midst of what America has become.


A Bleak Picture

Many of us can agree that things are bad in this country, and they’re getting worse. That’s a vague and polite way to say it. The 2012 elections and the Sandy Hook school shooting are only two recent examples of this.

And there are other things stacked against us, too.

  • ObamaCare and all its burdensome baggage hangs over us.
  • The economy’s in shambles and isn’t getting better.
  • Consider the recent events in Cyprus. Does anybody anywhere think the money in their bank accounts or their pensions is secure? Do you think it couldn’t happen here? Really? Better read this.
  • Not long ago we’d never have thought in our wildest dreams to wonder whether drones would be used against us on American soil.
  • We’re being lied to about environmental issues.Consider the GMO foods being foisted upon us. What about the BP Gulf spew? What about chemtrails and geoengineering, which are ruining our weather? (View a frightening documentary about chemtrails, weather modification and other ramifications here.) What of the radiation making its way here from Fukushima. In case you’re optimistic about any of these, take a look at ENENews.com.
For decades now we’ve seen the encroachment of corporatism, socialism–dare I say fascism?–and sweeping immorality. Someone from 30, 50, or even a hundred years ago could have made a similar complaint I suppose. But anybody over 30 knows this isn’t the America we were taught it was.

Rather than write volumes to prove this, let me suggest if you want a handful of specifics, check out the issues raised in an article from a couple months back called 50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask to Anyone That Is Not a Prepper Yet. Or watch this video with facts about why there will be no economic recovery here.

What’s more, you and I as preppers are being watched and targeted. Howlong before we’re officially labeled as domestic terrorists? Don’t believe it? Check out the article here.

In the wake of Sandy Hook and the threat of anti-gun legislation, one of my readers told me that gun stores in his area have started selling MRE’s. They’re rationing ammunition sales, too. You can’t buy more than two boxes of each caliber. Of course, that’s assuming it’s in stock or isn’t priced out of reach. I’ve since heard Wal-Mart is rationing ammo sales, too. And there’s more info here.

Don’t you get the impression that the breaks on a downhill moving train have been released? Things are accelerating rapidly. But to where?


It’s Later Than You Think

One of my previous DestinySurvival Radio guests tried to get one of her associates to come on my show. But he refuses because he believes it’s too late to do anything.

But is it really too late?

It is indeed quite late in the game. Even Rush Limbaugh–I hardly ever listen to the guy–says we’re seeing the country being destroyed before our eyes. I’m convinced we’re irretrievably down the road to totalitarianism. An article called An Orwellian America makes that point well.

And what if this is all true? What if it’s too late? What if we’re really and truly screwed?


Too Late for America

The worse things get in this country, the louder the calls get for taking our country back. You can’t turn on talk shows or look online without being bombarded by the idea.

But consider this. Samuel Johnson said back in the 1700’s that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. It rubs me wrong when I hear patriotic talk about our once great country.

Empires historically don’t last more than about 250 years. Our country has prematurely passed that expiration date. America is a rotting corpse and has been for quite some time.

We’re no longer a country with a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. That was a wonderful ideal, but it’s no longer true.

It was reported during George W. Bush’s term that he called the Constitution “a G__ D______ piece of paper.” It doesn’t matter to me whether or not he really said it because the actions of those in power clearly demonstrate their attitude toward it.

For instance, our current president isn’t legally qualified to hold office. And the previous president was put into office under questionable circumstances. And the one before him was impeached, but it meant nothing.

Without venturing into what some erroneously call “conspiracy theory,” things are not what they seem. The events and aftermath of 9/11 2001 are evidents of this. Watch the video here before it’s taken down if you doubt it.

We’re fighting unnecessary wars, and we’ve willingly given up cherished freedoms. All because we’ve collectively bought into deceptive mythology about Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda and an exaggerated threat from Muslems..

Are we so much in love with the idea of what America ought to be that we’re not seeing her for what she is now? Are we not seeing the forest for the trees? Are we hanging on to–and hoping to reform–something that no longer exists? Is it blinding us to what we need to do to survive as individuals and families?

I believe the answer to those questions is Yes.

If you’re in law enforcement or the military and you’ve sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, I’m sorry to say you’re chasing after rainbows. Do you really think those in power care about the Constitution? or you, for that matter?

Government corruption is so deeply entrenched that it affects what happens at the local level, too. There are a few local officials scattered throughout the country who mean to do right, but the odds are exponentially stacked against them.

We can talk until we’re blue in the face about what the purpose of constitutional government in a free republic should be. But what good will it do? Our superb, beloved Constitution is treated like toilet paper. It’s used rhetorically against us as a means of keeping us in line.

The Declaration of Independence rightly speaks of God given rights. Those in high places today believe we have no rights, except those they give to us. Those are the only rights they allege to protect.

So much of our politics and news is nothing but theater. And it’s poor theater at that.

But what about those things which some might think are no more than theater? Are there really FEMA camps? Do elites want to get rid of you and me as part of a depopulation program? If you’re willing to do a little research, you’ll find there’s enough evidence out there to say yes to both questions.

And we’ll see soon enough if civil war breaks out, as it very well could. DHS hasn’t bought over one and a half billion rounds of ammunition to use as paper weights.


But What About We the People?

You might think after a while, all of these things would wake people up. Yet the majority refuses to see the real picture. Or maybe they’re incapable of seeing it.

Many say we can still turn the country around. They’ll tell me there’s still a lot of good about the United States. And so there is. But there’s less and less as the days go by.

Isn’t it time to face the reality that our country has been stolen from us? Why deny it?

I’m sure some will persist in asking, “Isn’t there something we can do?” Perhaps the better question is, Why should we do anything?

Think of it this way. Imagine you’ve just stepped out your front door to discover your car has four flat tires. You might want to seek revenge on whoever carried out the vandalism, but the truth is, your first order of business is to get new tires.

That’s where we are as preppers. Who cares who slit America’s tires or how they did it? Who cares what can be done about it? Your first order of business is to take care of yourself and your family in the present situation. It’s time to think survival.

It’s too late for America. But it doesn’t have to be too late for you.


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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “We’re Screwed! So What? – Part 1”

  1. Oh there’s stuff that can be done about the way things are going John. Legal ways under the current system. The reason they don’t get done is because folks in general only know how to yack about all that is bad but don’t have the desire to do anything that would be good about it because it might require them to step outside the box, leave their comfort zone, think about something other than them and actually stand behind what comes out of their mouth. Gutless and selfish people who don’t take responsibility for their own personal and financial actions while pretending to be in control of their life (frauds in short) have gotten this country where it is today. It’s not just the people in charge who are responsible. “It’s all of us!” Good post! Cheers!

    1. Good points, Brian. No doubt about the multitude of irresponsible gutless wonders and frauds. Those of us into preparedness and survival know time is short. One has to decide on priorities. Work for changes through a broken system, or focus on saving the lives of ourselves and our loved ones?

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