The Patriot Post® · The Big Four

By William Stoecker · · https://patriotpost.us/commentary/40471-the-big-four

It’s a mild, sunny day and you are mowing your front lawn. There has been news of war between Russia and Turkey and the U.S. has promised to support Turkey, a member of NATO, but you figured that this had little to do with you. There is a searing flash of light and then the world goes dark — you are blind. And you seem to be on fire; the pain is unbearable. Then a shock wave knocks you to the ground and you are almost deafened by the sound. As you lay there in agony, writhing and groaning, you hear your wife screaming in pain from the burning ruins of your house. And you are not alone — every major city in the Northern Hemisphere is a mass of burning rubble, and most of the people in the U.S. and in other nations are dead. More will die of injuries and radiation in coming months, and then hunger, thirst and disease. Western Civilization has just self-destructed, and the remnant population of Earth will live in a new dark age. This is nuclear war, and the wholly avoidable tensions between Russia and America can very well lead to a series of escalating moves and paranoia feeding paranoia, and then total ruin. And for what? To support Islamist Turkey, who supports ISIS? People imagine that this threat ceased to exist when the Cold War ended, but now we are in a new Cold war, mostly of our own making. The U.S. has anywhere from 4,800 to 7,000 nuclear warheads ready to go, with perhaps another 3,000 in storage. Russia has from 4,300 to 8,500 ready to go, and possibly another 11,000 in storage. Figures vary widely because the information is classified and all we have are very rough estimates. But, taking the lower figures, if one tenth of Russia’s ready nuclear weapons actually detonated over U.S. cities, that would be 430 explosions of anywhere from a third to a full megaton. Kiss it all goodbye.

Along with EMP, the debt and out of control legal and illegal immigration, this is one of four major perils facing us right now, dangers brought on us by our corrupt leaders. Add to these the decline of our infrastructure and the increasing risk from bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

EMP, electromagnetic pulse, can be caused by massive solar flares or by nuclear weapons detonated just above the atmosphere. An EMP can wipe out our computers, communications and electrical grid. And that means total chaos, economic collapse and infrastructure collapse. You could be on your computer or watching TV, and everything goes dark, including the lights in your house. You expect it is another temporary outage, and you light candles and wait. Finally, you call the utility company, but the phones don’t work, not even the cell phones, for their computers are fried and the phone towers have no power. If you are smart you will fill every available container with water before the taps run dry (no electricity, no water pumping). If you are really smart, you will have been prepping all along, including stockpiling water and buying water purification equipment. If not, thirst may kill you even before hunger, or the rampaging mobs of pampered inner city types.

At the beginning of February 2016, the U.S. national debt passed the $19 trillion dollar mark — a 19 followed by 12 zeros, or 19 times a thousand times a thousand, times a thousand times a thousand. Due to our continuing deficit spending, it grows larger every day. Add to this our unfunded liabilities, which means that Social Security, Medicare and similar programs do not have the funds to meet future demands, unless there is massive and prompt (and painful) reform, which will not happen under our current political leaders. Add to this the enormous burden of private debt, including mortages and student loans. And then the banks are at risk due to their self-inflicted exposure to derivatives, which are exceedingly risky investments. At some point the whole house of cards must collapse, and there are several ways this may play out. The Federal Reserve, that unelected consortium of private banks in bed with the government, may conjure more and more fiat money out of thin air, leading to massive inflation — our savings accounts will become virtually worthless and our salaries and pensions will not be increased fast enough to keep up with inflation, so most people will be unable to afford the basic necessities of life. The banks may collapse and the FDIC will be unable to bail them all out, and our accounts will all vanish — but there will still be money for the fat cats at the top. And rest assured that “our” government will continue to demand that we pay all taxes, including property taxes. And here’s something to consider: True unemployment now is greater than in the depths of the Great Depression. It’s just masked by damned lying statistics from the government and the unemployment benefits and welfare payments the unemployed receive — all paid for with taxes, more debt and more fiat money.

According to Wikipedia, there were 38 million immigrants (both legal and illegal) in the U.S. in 2007; that number is certainly much higher now. The U.S. naturalized about one million in 2008 alone, and this rate continues. As for the illegal immigrants living here now, no one is keeping an honest count, and the lowest guesses run into the tens of millions, many of them fanatical Muslims, gang members, drug cartel representatives and semi-literates who will be a continuing burden on us all. Ted Kennedy’s Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 opened the floodgates to Third World immigrants, and there have been seven amnesties since then; each time we were told that the current amnesty would be the last one. All of this is meant to give our nation more “diversity,” meaning more Demoncrap voters. They (and the legal immigrants brought in under special visas) take jobs from Americans, suck up welfare benefits and overload our schools and medical facilities. They commit a good deal of the crime, and, increasingly, terrorist attacks. And our glorious King Hussein, comfortably ensconced in the Rainbow House, plans to bring in tens of thousands more Muslim “refugees.” We can see how well that is working out in Europe. Expect massive increases in crime, horrendous terrorist attacks, possibly involving weapons of mass destruction and attacks on our infrastructure, and multi-sided race wars.

Remember that we will not be struck by just one of these threats; they will be combined. At the very least, immigration and deficit spending together will ensure a bleak future for us all. It may be too late to save America and the West, or perhaps a Ted Cruz or a Donald Trump will restore some measure of sanity to our system and spare us the worst disasters. But don’t count on it. Wise patriots will prep, stockpiling food, water, medicine, and other necessities — and guns and ammunition.