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How America might look after the fan turns brown - SHTF

Books, Music, Movie, iPhones, TEOTWAWKI

The below video was made in April of 2012, and it may be even more relevant today than it was just months ago…

TEOTWAWKI is not a character from a Star Wars movie. TEOTWAWKI is the acronym for “the end of the world as we know it” and not to be confused with the jaunty R.E.M song which originally appeared on the band’s 1987 album titled Document. Indeed, the world as you knew it in the 1980’s, 1990’s and early years of the Twenty-First Century has ended.

The iPhone could become useless when SHTF results in TEOTWAWKI.

iPhone - is your whole life on one?

“Well, not so fast” you say:

The lights still turn on and you can still connect to the internet, so everything must be copacetic, right? 2 Broke Girls, America’s Got Talent, and Pawn Stars are on your flat-screen whenever it’s most convenient for you to watch those programs, so your rebuttal is “yeah, so what’s the problem?” There’s beer in the fridge, so why worry, eh? Your entire life is conveniently stored on an iPhone, so what could be more modern, efficient, and comforting?

What if suddenly, you couldn’t connect to the internet and text with the aforementioned iPhone – or BlackBerry, Android or any similar technological Golden Calf? How about turning on the T.V. and there’s only static or if you’re lucky, some talking face telling you not to panic and where you might go to find help – but saying that the best thing you could do is stay off the streets until further notice?

Imagine your local grocer being looted and all of your beloved Coors Light (let alone foodstuffs) having been absconded by rioters? What if trucks could no longer bring stock to your favorite corporate food store? And even if your store did have product to sell, envision the POS terminal at the checkout not being able to process your credit, debit, or food benefits card because of widespread cyber outages and a dead duck Dollar?

What if a fairly noticeable number of people around the world were suddenly missing? And, who are all those military types parking their vehicles along the street and blocking your driveway?

This is America so the above mentioned scenarios could never happen – or could they?

Not only is it possible in the non-fiction America, but it is likely – and soon.

It’s not the end of the world, but it is TEOTWAWKI and the feces will impact the air-cooling device, otherwise known as SHTF.

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Americans Unprepared For Disaster

Based on a survey of 1,007 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and over, taken by Kelton Research through NationalGeographic.com, 51% of Americans believe a financial collapse is imminent, and 85% say that the U.S. is overwhelmingly under-prepared.

Nuclear symbol or logo - Americans are unprepared for disaster

Americans are unprepared for disaster

What follows are some points that jumped out at this writer, based on the opinions of the 1,007 respondents:

  • 175, which is 17%, believe that the world will experience a major catastrophe in less than a year. This was the highest number and percentage of responses for that question.
  • The second-highest response to that question was 166 respondents, or 16%, saying that the world will never suffer a major catastrophe.
  • If a major catastrophe was to take place in their lifetimes, 712 (71%) believe it would be a natural disaster such as an earthquake or hurricane.
  • 529 (53%) believe that they are about as prepared as the rest of the country should a catastrophic occurrence take place. 234 (23%) believe that they are more prepared, while 244 (24%) believe that they are less prepared.

A significant point of interest is the majority of these Americans said they were willing to share their preparation supplies or food storage, and it broke down this way:

  • 76% of those surveyed said they would share resources with their immediate family.
  • 42% stated they would share with neighbors.
  • 24% said they would share with neighbors that they didn’t know that well.
  • 3% of those surveyed said they would not share their resources with anyone.

Nearly 27% of the respondents believe that a catastrophic event is likely to occur on Dec. 21, 2012. That date is where the Mayan Calender ends and too many misguidedly believe that the world likewise comes to an end. 73% responded that a major event on that date is unlikely.

All in all, we are not fully prepared spiritually, mentally, or physically for TEOTWAWKI, which the end of the world as we know it – but not the end of the world. As international tensions heighten and the world quakes and groans, we are well-advised to stock-up, lock and load, and be prepared to batten-down or to move out on little or no notice.

But ultimately, we must watch at the wall and be prepared for the one who will come like a thief in the night.

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The Religiosity of Politics

2012- it’s the year that some believe will mark the end of the world while others plan to be around to vote in a Presidential election.

Oprah Winfrey with Barack and Michelle Obama

Oprah Winfrey with Barack and Michelle Obama

Presidential candidates are viewed as demigods by far too many Americans. It could be said that the members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives are viewed in a similar light. “When the Republicans sweep in, we’ll shut down Obama and get this country back on track” was the collective corporate mantra mouthed by the multitudes and the radio talkers heading into the Midterm elections of 2010. After the dust was swept up, the Republicans had gained a slight edge and as of this writing in January 2012, the U.S. is even further off track.

The media frenzy began early, and as the nation is being dragged toward the 2012 Presidential election, the mantras are much the same as in 2010; to stack and paraphrase: “when we get a Republican back in the White House, we’ll get this country turned around and people will get back to work and the economy will be good again and we’ll be respected by the world and our best days are yet to come!” And so it goes on, ad infintum, ad nauseum, blah blah blah.

Politicians – whether they are presidents, senators, or village mayors – are human beings. They are not deities that will hear our laments and then through programs and policies restore peace, prosperity and the virtual utopia that the human animal craves and believes that he or she deserves. And yet, it seems that many Americans have turned politics and politicians into a religion. We have 24/7 news coverage where strategists, campaign directors, and all manner of flamboyant talking faces spin facts, figures, truths and lies into a veritable comedic drama cum pristinely-polished freak show.

In the 2008 Presidential election, the liberal left raised up and anointed a messiah, and they did not call him Jesus – they called him Obama. Oprah Winfrey referred to him as “The One” and a disconnected, pacified, soft, self-absorbed, and politically-corrected populace agreed that this “One” would bring “Hope and Change” and save us from uh…um…yeah, whatever those people on T.V. said.

It has been said by some that America got what it deserved, but this writer is not here to judge; as I am not He who has the power to judge. Still, I must point out that we have turned politicians and the political process into a false religion. We vote for fraudulent saviors that we hope will create social and economic conditions to allow us to continue to indulge ourselves, our greed, our lust, and our fantasies. In truth, that hackneyed cliche’ still rings true: freedom isn’t free. In everything there is a cost, and perhaps we ourselves are no longer willing to pay it.

There is one savior and He is Jesus; not Obama, Romney, Pelosi, Reid, or insert your favorite political flavor here. There is not one elected – or should I say selected – career public official who is going to provide more than temporal hope, change, prosperity, or most importantly of all – security; except for themselves.

America, as is the entire world, is radically changing and will continue to do so. If I were permitted to offer advice as the hour grows late, it would be to go humbly and pursue the real “One” – the one who did what no politician would do for you, and that’s die for you.

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