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Recently, with more and more people becoming aware that something just isn’t right in their society the police state has gone into overdrive to compensate for this growing resistance to the status quo. It seems so crazy, between the drug war escalation, the expansion of the NATO colonization of the Middle East and Africa, and the chain of recent authoritarian legislation that we have seen slide through congress, including the NDAA, Anti-Protest laws, and strip search laws.
I’ll be the first to admit that everything that is going on right now is very ominous and there are some serious issues that must be faced head on by our species. However, I also see a lot of things going on in these strange times were are living, that make me feel somewhat optimistic about the future of humanity.
First off, the frantic behavior displayed by the government and the mainstream media in the past year or two is showing just how desperate “the powers that shouldn’t be” are getting. Their whole scam is dependent upon their control over the human consciousness, and that control is beginning to unravel. This is the same kind of situation that happens when someone in a debate is faced with an argument superior to their own so they resort to screaming, yelling and ad hominem attacks.
When someone is exposed as illegitimate, or guilty of some sort of transgression it is fairly typical to see them act out in verbal or even physical aggression. It is not unusual for guilty parties to act outraged about accusations against them and then to paint the victim as a villain. This kind of scenario is exactly what we have been seeing play out in the macrocosm of geopolitics, as more and more people are becoming aware of their enslavement. The establishment is lashing out with all their might to overcompensate for their own obsolescence and illegitimacy, which is now being revealed to the public on a day to day basis.
What we are going through right now may seem crazy and unusual, but really it’s nothing new. Sure, it is true that our civilization is currently in a free fall to collapse, but this has been a long time comin’, and it has happened to nearly every civilization that has ever erected a palace. In the past decade hundreds of societies have collapsed and began to rebuild. In today’s technological civilization the collapse can be far less dangerous, violent and miserable than the times of Ancient Rome, but only if the people within that society are willing to work together and cooperatively face the adversity that has disrupted their path.
There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a storm that has been raging for centuries, and the intensity of that storm is growing by the minute. For this, we have every reason to make any and all preparations that we deem to be necessary, but we should not be consumed by fear to the point where we are considering violence or nihilism. The reason why there is so much fear surrounding the obvious downfall of our civilization is because people have grown detached from their communities and have lost their ability to be self-sufficient.
With that being the case, the first step towards overcoming that fear and preparing for the oncoming storm is to get more familiar with your community and start thinking about ways in which you can be more self-sufficient. Growing food, getting to know your neighbors, establishing community study groups and learning about off the grid solutions are just a few ways to strengthen your family and your community as living standards continue to deteriorate.
People these days seem to be talking about “the end of America” like we are somehow going to forget about what we have built in the past few generations and just return to pre-industrial living conditions simply because the government and their fiat currency has failed and may not be around for much longer. In the meantime we are still dealing with a dictatorship, which has been writing authoritarianism into law for well over a decade now so we must remain vigilant on that front, but at the same time we must not become overwhelmed with what they are throwing at us, because that is exactly what they are trying to provoke.
The establishment wants us paralyzed with fear so they can prevent us from making any moves that might rock the boat, but we can’t row the boat to safety without rocking it, so we must find the courage within ourselves to make waves instead of sitting around waiting for the boat to row itself or waiting for the deranged hijacker of the boat to set sail in his own direction.
It is absolutely true that we are dealing with one of the worst dictatorships that have ever walked the earth, and I am in no way trying to downplay the seriousness of this issue. However, we must not be scared into thinking that there aren’t any options for us, or that we are fighting a losing battle because those kinds of defeatist attitudes actually prevent us from making any real progress.
Human beings have an incredible ability to find solutions for any problems that may stand in our way. Just as a rushing river will forge a new path around a bolder that has fallen in its midst, groups of voluntarily cooperating people will naturally find a way around any roadblock when they have a desire to do so. The old phrase “where there is a will, there is a way” is extremely profound in this context and describes the process of spontaneous order and self-organization in the most concise way imaginable.
It’s difficult for a lot of us to see this at work in nature because of how our day to day lives are so compartmentalized and separated from our actual needs. Due to this compartmentalization so many of us have come to believe that there will be no food if the grocery store closes down, that there will be no electricity without a government power grid, that there will be no Caesars guards patrolling the community. However, all of these needs can and will be filled by able and kindhearted people in our community who will step up to the challenge. So be aware, and be concerned, but try not to be afraid...at least not too much.
J.G. Vibes is an author, and artist -- with an established record label. In addition to featuring a wide variety of activist information, his company Good Vibes Promotions hosts politically charged electronic dance music events. You can keep up with him and his new book Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, at his website www.aotmr.com.
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