With odds of war in Europe edging higher (quickly) we are seeing what could easily morph from a “string of bad luck from the fish market” into a full-blow Global Revolution. World War III on phones.
This is “big picture” stuff. But here are the elements:
- Canadian Truckers have not only made their point, but the outrage is also spreading and growing globally.
- Similar “convoys” are popping up in Australia, France, and other spots.
- Fears are growing of a Freedom Convoy wrecking this weekend in Los Angeles.
- The Russians are in field position to gain territory.
- The World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” is poised to enter runaway and meltdown mode.
- The U.S. government already has contingency plans, which as a Citizen you need to be aware of and keep center of mind in these uncertain times.
- And if that’s not enough, the US Fed is sliding the slopes of moral hazard pointing towards a bitter end.
That’s the high-level view of event flows. Now the details.
US Worries About Convoy
Not much to say that isn’t captured in a few headlines:
- Canada Truckers Extend Border Blockade (voanews.com)
- Truckers convoy in US could disrupt Super Bowl, Joe Biden’s State of the Union, DHS memo says (yahoo.com)
We could expand almost infinitely how this is all facilitated by the ubiquitous smartphone. Revolutions, as my consigliere often reminds, tend to follow advances in communications by one or two decades.
He points to examples – like this one from prepressure.com telling us how “…In 1843 the American inventor Richard March Hoe builds the first lithographic rotary printing press, a press in which the type is placed on a revolving cylinder instead of a flatbed. This speeds up the printing process considerably and 22,000 to 24,000 impressions per hour can be achieved….”
Watch closely: Two decades later the American (*un) Civil War was in play.
We’re actually a bit late to the party for Tech based Revolution. A high communications speed in society seems (paradoxically) to slow cycles, not speed them up. Reduction of information asymmetry. History of Smartphones – What Was the First Smartphone? | SimpleTexting.
Convoys or Overthrows?
Let’s ask the socialists, shall we?
Meantime, scanning Al Jazeera, we find The Establishment mighty worried. And worry means the Old Paradigm takes the gloves off: Blockades by virus protest convoys banned in Paris, Brussels.
There comes a point in an online uprising (as happened in the George Floyd case) where you have a “kindling event” but at some unknowable critical mass of phones, it becomes camp to be “part of the uprising.” This can be traced back to the flash mobs on public transit fueled by social media/SMS.
What happens next is the “issue” (Covid lockdowns now, but previously issues like Floyd’s death, unanswered election questions, and so forth) have hit this “tipping point” and become viral.
We figure things are pretty close right now.
Super Bowl Jits
Whether this is a real grassroots uprising, remains to be seen. Could it be the media itself has some skin in the game? On Thursday, NBC rolled Trucker protest could begin on Super Bowl Sunday in Los Angeles, officials warn. Is this legit, or scaremongering?
We will know Sunday.
But here’s the thing: We see a case that an actual ground war in Europe could light off any weekend now.
Marines on Liberty
While plays out, the ground war timing is slowly coming into focus in Ukraine: Called a ‘Dangerous moment’: Russian naval buildup near Ukraine hits Cold War levels – Politico.
What’s even more interesting is how Joe Biden has already, in effect, run up a surrender flag in Kiev: US says Americans in Ukraine should depart immediately.
For now, we have six Russian landing craft, topping off supplies and forces as Detachment of Ships of the Russian Navy Completed the Transition to Sevastopol – Oreanda-News,
Our best guess is things will begin to light-up if truckers in L.A. disrupt the Super Bowl and begin a convoy to D.C. which could take a week. Which would put Putin’s ideal window of opportunity on a three-day American weekend leaving prospects the course will be clear by Estonia Independence Day.
What the World Economic Forum (elites caring for elite’s interests in a nanny state way) have overlooked is that once a revolution begins (and make no mistake, this is a highly communicable Digital Revolution/Uprising) control comes from (to paraphrase Chairman Mao) the point of a gun. Or now the clicks of the phones.
The Elites don’t have a meaningful “gun.” They only have marionette strings into governments. But those strings are easily cut by people who (as we pointed out earlier this week) are pissed and doing something about it.
Have a look at polling data and you already see the breakdown of the Great Reset power grab: Voters Reject ‘Great Reset’ Agenda – Rasmussen Reports®
Voters have cellphones and the flash mob has good guiding principles in the Constitution. But America’s Constitutional Government has all but abdicated on matters like public health where science-based medicine fell to totalitarianism in support of a Big Pharma agenda.
People are broadly angered by injustice that runs a wide spectrum: Fauci and Gates, Biden’s Afghanistan debacle, Hunter’s laptops and money to “Pops” – Insider trading and all the rest of it.
Government Defense – Game On!
The Digital Revolution will, at some point, likely result in the government having to pull the Internet Kill Switch. Because people just can’t have this much freedom to think (and act) on their own.
In a .mil quad-chart, one axis is the moneyed interests – because there’s a war on over whether traditional money will even survive, or whether digital will rule. And after this comes another axis: Loyal to the Constitution. Promises to be a worrisome mess. But at an absolute bare minimum you need a plan for internet disruptions and banking holidays, no way to clear purchases and all that.
Yep, gonna get ugly.
As our oak-leaf cluster (retired) expert explains:
“Smile! Ure on CIA Camera!
This news is nothing new to those of us who are or were cleared into the 3-letter agencies for one reason or another. During my days working with the intel teams, I was more than a bit surprised to learn that, as U.S. intel agencies are forbidden by-law from direct collecting against American citizens, the agencies supply sensitive data to our allied intelligence bureaus which may contain information pertaining to or involving U.S. citizens.
The twist comes into play when our allied spooks find data involving U.S. entities. There is no restriction from the ally transcribing the information and handing it back over to U.S. authorities or intel agencies.
Snowden blew the lid off of much of the data collection subterfuge, which is why he was a marked man. Now, with so much more info being collected, ‘accidental’ or peripheral collection is expected and generally tolerated by most legal principles.
It’s also good for U.S. folks to know that if they get a call from a friend, family member or colleague from overseas, that call will likely be tapped. Same goes for emails. And if you travel overseas and call or send email back to the States, same thing goes.
So critical political and military joking about our motherland when speaking to someone not from here or when vacationing over there is definitely not advised. It can bring much more attention than you ever wanted, for longer than you ever imagined possible.”
Long ago, we explained why Menwith Hill and Alice Springs (Pine Gap) even existed – maybe you have forgotten. Short answer is? This allows non-U.S. citizens to eavesdrop on any and everything, then pipe it right into the US intel warehouses, which then matches up data in government server farms *(like Provo) and then lay out action plans.
Fighting a Digital Insurgency
As we have pointed out, the basic tools of (modern) social control are – first and foremost – digital.
Which is why you need to have I.P. addresses in numerical form in order to avoid the easily spoofed DNS (domain name servers). This can be a problem for many lower-level businesses because DHCP (dynamic host control protocol) is much more efficient than static IP addy’s. But it necessitates the DNS layer which is where the problems start for nonpartisans in this digital coup attempt.
Now, as for the mechanics of how government will work? A couple of decades back – after 9/11 – the US government began to “build a file” on each and every one of us.
Thing is, how does all this get collated and put into actionable plans by local law enforcement which will be tasked with figuring out local digital cell leaders?
The answer from another retired military expert reader:
“RE: NGA and Local Target lists
Public announcement last year that NGA was developing a simulation of both geo_ and social infrastructures may apply. Using the DHS Critical Infrastructure list in layers (by categories) as feeder data could easily form a “Target List” for any specified geo area from Eagle Pass TX to Lansing MI, or Spokane WA to Bangor ME. Just thinking on the edge of the box.”
Although we don’t pattern our hypothetical military-economic modeling unit (Directorate 153) after the great Americans at https://www.nga.mil, if you put them out at Vint Hill Farms station, you’d see enough pieces to follow along.
Fed Botches Policy
Let’s see: Russia and China have military plans, totalitarian policy blowback hobbles civil leadership of America (aided by sellouts to foreign powers as outlined in “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win” (Feinstein, et al are all in there, along with mentions of what’s now meat-a-verse and such and Gates and…).
But the roots of this go back to the early power sell-out lick Slick Willy and the supercomputer scandal and so forth.
Throw in follow-on house cleanings of America’s military by the Obamanista’s and you can only then begin to appreciate the barrel of shit we have landed ourselves in as a freedom-loving country.
Congress, which effectively abdicated on January 6th, failed to protect freedom of choice, the Modern Mengele Madness, and the loss of real money and so much more (illegal “mandates”) it makes me cry.
Just in time, though, in popped a note from my Deflationist Pal Jas Jain:
“Fed Losing the Super Brawl 49 : 6
At the 2-minute warning.
The financial markets have turned unruly and engaged in a brawl. In the last two drives Powell has thrown an interception and fumbled the ball.
Trump and Powell are two people with top powers that are dishonest in addition to incompetence. They don’t give sh*t about America or Americans. They are power-hungry crooks and dopes deserve what is coming to them. It starts with d.
Both know what I have known for 25+ years: How easy it is to con the American population. One can read Fantasy Land by Kurt Anderson.
Betting against the Fed!”
Unfortunately, things remain unchanged from a decade back when an insider (of the intercontinental Gulfstream class people) told me: “Not hard to see who wins: First you need a Navy…”
Markets @ A Week from 73
We will be reducing our columns (ShopTalk Sunday is under the microscope). I plan on semi-retirement including two mornings a week with no writing in the coming year.
The question is whether markets will hold together to the 74th birthday.
For now, whether we begin a long, hard Wave 5 down from the highs a few days back or whether we rally further remains to be seen.
In my personal view – never trading advice- something like a rally into the afternoon today ahead of a possibly difficult next week would be bear bait I might nibble:
- The Super Bowl Indicator could whack markets – or save them,
- The Super Bowl Indicator is a spurious correlation that says that the stock market‘s performance in a given year can be predicted based on the outcome of the Super Bowl of that year. It was “discovered” by Leonard Koppett in the 1970s when he realized that it had never been wrong, until that point. ” Since 2000, it has been a useless indicator.
- Ukraine foreplay is likely to increase ahead of President’s Weekend.
- A pre-emptive unscheduled Fed rate hike can’t be ruled out.
- BTC looks ready to fall, as well. As people start reading articles like Wired‘s The DOJ’s $3.6B Bitcoin Seizure Shows How Hard It Is to Launder Crypto, perhaps sanity will return. Or not.
One Last Worry: Drought
Hell yes, Truckers are important. But so is weather.
We’ll be putting up our hanging pots in the veggie grow room this weekend. Our advice to thinking people is very simple, when comes down to it:
- Know everything – even “news” – is a business model.
- Having no debt is the natural state of humans. Slaver’s love debt.
- Read a book on growing food from scraps. (LikeFood Scrap Gardening: How To Grow Food from Scraps, Reduce Waste and Feed the World). Low odds of it coming to that, but…
True Wealth is in your Heart and between your ears. That can’t be seized by anyone. Not a lot to say for 73-years but seems important every day.
Especially on Valentine’s Day Monday, I’m thinking about tossing a prime rib roast in the oven for Elaine. And a glass of her favorite Barefoot Bubbly.
Write when you get rich,