The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest. It was written in response to my request for more guest posts for the current ongoing contest as I have not received very many entries.
October 11, 2013
Well, I am not surprised there is a dearth of guest posts for the writing contest on MSO. It could be a case of sheer overwhelm and overload. There is so much coming to a head and converging, and things are changing so rapidly, it is breathe taking.
Where does one focus first?
I have been anticipating this weekend for many reasons. We have the truckers’ Ride for The Constitution. There is the Veterans
Rally around the war monuments. There is the worldwide Rally Against Monsanto. I live 85 miles from DC and have wondered whether to pile into the car with my T2SDA (Truckers to Shut Down America) sign in my car and go see history. One problem is that the rain has been nonstop terribly, torrential, (is this an accident?), and I just got back from a four hour round trip to that area yesterday which was stressful enough. In general the traffic is bad. Do I want to go out today and sit on the beltway? Will the sign in my window make it all worthwhile, and make a difference?
Do I call all the local news stations this weekend, and badger them to make this news mainstream? They know exactly what is going on. They have their own plans to twist it all against the protesters involved. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of that backfire on them, when the public finally sees how the MSM has not been serving them? That has to happen anyway. Why not sooner, rather than later?
Anyone feel like writing about the Shutdown, Debt Ceiling, Implications? Not me.
Or maybe I should be withdrawing cash from my bank account today and heading to the local coin exchange for more silver eagles. This in itself can be a challenge with silver continually being hammered. It takes courage to break through the intended psychological discouragement being created around precious metals. Call your main stream financial advisor. I guarantee he will practically laugh if you suggest that you might like to withdraw IRA money and purchase gold or silver to hold in your hand. “You would pay penalty and tax to do that? Metals are down 25% ytd. Think again!” I was at the coin dealer yesterday, and he pulled out his smart phone to show me the invoice for silver that was close to $250,000, for one customer alone. Apparently a 74 year old man had decided to cash out all of his accounts and get completely out of cash. Wow. Great. A man of conviction! I have noted that silver has dropped in the last couple of days. That doesn’t matter much on five or ten rolls of Eagles. When you are buying 100,000 ounces, one has to think that there are advantages to cost averaging. But then, he may be one of those guys taking seriously the fact that we may be waking up one day (soon) and finding our bank accounts have been Cyprused, or the banks are on holiday while they are re-setting our currency. (Did anyone else happen to feel the Panama bank holiday was getting to close to home, recently?) Or the GridEX ll drill has wiped us all out. In any of those cases, that dude will be feeling pretty darn good about his decision, regardless of whatever fluctuations there have been to the downside. He had clearly had it, and was beyond even caring about the price anymore. He wants an asset that he will have in his hands. (I must say, I have to wonder where this guy is going to be storing that stash. Hope he has a smart plan. Not sure I would feel comfy with that down in my basement, and doesn’t keeping it a bank vault kind of defeat the purpose?)
One of my piano students came in last Monday, and she works for the government, for the Park Service. She came in, and from the week before, where she paid me in advance, and was optimistic she might be off work for maybe a day, what a change.
She came in, in tears, her world was clearly being rocked. Our one hour lesson became an hour and a half, as I broke out my super soft as silk rex bunny, and put it in her lap to hold. I realized a lot of people are going to be hit hard with insights and unsettling revelations that many of us have been aware of for a long time. AND IT IS STILL UNSETTLING, every day! For God’s sake, it is a current onslaught, never ending. Hard to get up and rally, when you find the government may have injected nano particles into the food and water system, and they can now turn on a frequency switch at anytime so that we drop from flu symptoms and die. Even if one takes it with a grain of salt, that’s creepy. And the point is, these days, it all gets so creepy, who’s to know that the weirdest stuff isn’t all what’s really happening in the middle of this huge battle that is just ramping up by the moment? I mean, isn’t stuff just super WRONG right now?
So in the face of all the extremes, it doesn’t surprise me that no one is writing a little gem on canning, re-loading or how to keep the stinkbugs from peeing on the tomatoes. Who cares today, about using lint from the dryer as a fire starter? Definitely not moi.
If the biblical rain lets up, I do plan to go to the Monsanto event tomorrow. Otherwise, I have decided how I want to use my time this weekend. I will be home praying. Praying like I have never prayed before. Please, God, let there be PEACE this weekend. Keep our protesters safe. Let the points be made.Let there be ears to HEAR. Let Americans finally wake up. Let the consciousness finally shift. Please let it be possible to have some happy break, with the idea that it will be possible to take back our once beautiful country. To realize that we could be a day or two away from Tiananmen Square here in our nation’s capitol is unthinkable and unacceptable. Yup. I will be down on my knees this October 11,12 and 13. I can’t help but consider these days hugely historic, with outcomes critical.
God Bless the Truckers, Vets, and All Americans participating in changing history this weekend. And PLEASE GOD, May we remember WHO WE ARE and Rise…..
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