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Speaking of Apocalypse, welcome to 2021.

Friday 08 January 2021 - 02:45:28

Podcast episode 010621
By: the Alaskan Outlaw Crew

The society that we Americans have fought and many have died for, time and time again is beginning to unravel, with potentially multiple fronts, the fight to retain our country, and our way of life should be very much front and center on everyone’s mind. At this point, many Americans have lost all faith in the vile cesspool that the US government has become, with a powerful influence from greedy corporate America. With fierce partisanship demonstrated every time benefits for the American people surface, while many of these same elected politicians elevate their personal financial fortunes during their time in office. All of that, in conjunction with the possible end to a year-long, worldwide battle with a microscopic serial killer, SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19 just around the corner. Where many Americans watched in horror as these elected officials took self-enforced precedence over front-line workers, thereby reducing the potential that all Americans could, or would be, getting vaccinated prior to falling victim to the infection. Many conspiracy theorists have predicted that a situation could arise with a distribution interruption that could degrade to civil war, possibly leading to violence in the streets over the possibility of getting, what some claim to be, the “end of the coronavirus”, the perceived life-saving COVID vaccination. All that aside, we really haven’t really quelled the sentiment of injustice handed out by the several local courts in cases where citizens were allegedly murdered by sworn officers of the court. There are still many smoldering embers of fiery hate still burning in many locations throughout this country. These embers are constantly being fanned by those who seek to tear the country apart and unsettle our communities, promoting a festering distrust of any peoples within their group.

Greetings my friends, family, fellow Veterans, Alaskans, and my fellow Americans wherever you are in the world. Welcome to this week’s episode of the Alaskan Outlaw podcast. I am the Alaskan Outlaw, and I hope to be your host on a journey to understand the arrival here in the New Year of 2021. I hope this podcast finds you thriving during these uncertain times, staying strong and true to our values within the United States of America. This week I want us to discuss some of the major potential threats that currently face our society as a whole. However, I also want to make sure we put these conspiracies in the proper light and don’t take them out of context. By ensuring we keep to the facts, and the “real” information, we can ensure that we don’t inadvertently spread more misinformation across the internet. Suffice to say, we need to be prepared for whatever may happen within our communities, and the best way is to stay informed, prepare your family, and vote your conscience. So, today we are joined by the remainder of the Alaskan Outlaw pirate crew, Prophet, hoist the black flag!

Hey, Remember, family-friendly here. So, for our friends out there, pull up a piece of the deck, fill your glass, and lend us yer ear.

After speaking “off the record” to several individuals who should be “in the know” about the nation’s propensity for violent reactions, I’ve garnered their thoughts about this subject. As many of you have reported having a very strong suspicion that a “full-out civil war could be lurking in the shadows, just out of sight”. You have expressed concern that with groups like “ANTIFA” and “BLM”, and the like, constantly poking these old fires of hate and distrust, eventually things will ignite, and when they do, one seventeen-year-old kid with an assault rifle is not nearly the greatest threat that will face those groups. You’ve pointed out the fact that the general population of Americans has a tendency to panic during a substantial event. I’ve read on several social media circles that an interruption of the distribution of the vaccines as an example, or even a hiccup in the supply chain, could be a catalyst that could lead to mass panic. With a perceived slight by one group over another, that spark could be fanned, to ignite the embers of anger that would force violent reactions by certain groups, that would then be countered, which then begins a vicious cycle of many American deaths and injuries, as well as entire life-savings of personal property collateral damage. Some have suggested that this type of situation could devolve into larger-scale, more violent civilian conflict that could potentially draw other groups in, which could ultimately lead to full out violent, large-scale conflict, or nationwide civil war. This might lead to a foreign country seizing the opportunity to launch an attack on American soil. Some of you have attempted to thread together the actions witnessed time and time again in the Middle East to the recent bombing in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Let’s talk about this whirlwind of conspiracy theories and fear-generation narratives that are being produced by the social media circus every day. Let’s discuss the real potential for large-scale, inter-state issues coming to fruition here in the US because of those power puppet-masters who seek to destroy the American Republic experiment in its entirety. The whole conspiracy theory really boils down to the culmination of any of the individual catalysts we’ve discussed throughout last year arriving in the tinderbox environment that is any town, USA, today. As the nation moves forward to a hopeful conclusion to a year-long, deadly, international pandemic, we need to be steadfast ready for a hard left turn at any time, this part is true. Thinking about these multiple possible catalysts around the potential end of the republic of these United States. Let’s examine the potential impact of each of these possible catalysts, as well as putting our common-sense, super-power ring on to decipher the reality.

The first catalyst that many of you asked me to consider, would the very real possibility caused by political upheaval. We have all watched throughout the multiple news platforms, the possible issue with evicting the current administration from its seat of power. With a substantial part of the country still clinging to the unsubstantiated claims of a stolen election, while the actual administration continues to minimize the effective transition of power to the new President-elect. We have seen in multiple cases where the administration’s supporters have demonstrated, with, sometimes violent actions, and it is certainly more than plausible to consider similar actions to the protests witnessed mid-last year. We have heard many high-profile individuals continue to support the current administration in its staunch denial of the results of “one of the fairest, and secure elections in the history of the country”. To what extent will they take their plight? We have no way of really knowing, but with certain areas of the country willing to bring up the topic of “succession from the United States” again, tells me that we should not take anything off the table at this point. While the idea of succession is a “hot button” topic, the reality of it actually happening are so remote, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

Whether it be by the political upheaval, or a potential of more injustices issued by the lower courts, the possibility of it leading to additional, potentially violent, civil unrest is still actually quite strong, especially in several areas within the country. With the witnessed perceived injustices over the last half-year, we must assume that, while the flames of unrest may be temporally out, the glowing embers are very likely easily fanned into roaring fires again. The unfortunate situation is that many communities may not be as tolerant as they were in the past. With millions of dollars in personal and business property damages already sustained, the potential for individuals to take the law into their own hands is at an all-time high now. This situation I’m afraid is very real, and may possibly escalate to the level at where we experience the next wave of a great loss of American lives. While the concern is very real, given the experiences gained from the last events, I’m not sure the “mob mentality” will be as eager to confront the system, particularly when it's lethal.

Next on the list, is the catalyst I discussed earlier, and that would be an interruption in the delivery and administration of the life-saving SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. With the COVID-19 pandemic claiming over 311,000 lives here in the US alone (Early December 2020 numbers), there is a very real sentiment among the population that the lack of the vaccine could be a death sentence.  If for any reason, one group were to collectively feel as if they were denied equal access to the vaccine, this might be enough of a reason to lash out at the system. This type of action would be met with a counter-reaction, and because of the current state of the tinderbox we call a country, it would then certainly have the potential to explode into widespread violence. The reality of this happening is actually quite small, however, if, say a violent protest from either of the reasons above were to happen, this might lead to a delivery interruption, which then leads to violence, and so on, until the country is circling the drain. I personally believe that because of the minimization of this perceived slight, the numbers would not be large enough to create a viable threat to public security.

Next, is the idea that many thousands of Americans may be evicted from their homes, and houses potentially foreclosed on, due to non-payment, because those tenants are now jobless due to the pandemic, or earlier unrest property damage. This possibility could see thousands of these people out on the streets without food, or hope. Those two ingredients may brew a particularly bad batch of trouble for many states, and mostly suburbia. In some parts of the country, we have already witnessed a rise in shoplifting for grocery items. Several of the emails mentioned a possibility of “zombie” like humans in search of food instead of brains, with an increase in the possibility of becoming violent. Could this be a catalyst that sparks the already powder keg scenario we have around the country? The frightening thing about this for me personally is to see where people’s priorities are. New cell phone, or eating. The good news is, according to our fab five, it will be three weeks until this becomes dire, and then, things might get nasty.

Finally, we arrive at what I consider the most probable of them all, however, and I think we should count on the potential of being involved in a natural disaster somewhere in our country at some point. If you’ve been paying attention at all to the nation’s news, you may have noticed a growing global trend of natural disasters occurring, particularly around the “ring of fire”. For those of you not familiar with this ring of fire, it is the volcanic circle around the Pacific Ocean. This circle is technically formed by the intersection of tectonic plates that cover the earth, on which the eastern rim of this ring rests the supervolcano under Yellowstone. We have witnessed a rise in wildfires in Southern California, and Australia, as well as exceeding the regular alphabet for naming Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean this year (2020). All of which is a systemic indication that things are out of alignment somehow. Yes, maybe, just maybe, global warming is a real thing. Natural disasters, in my opinion, can bring out the worst in people. Whether it be a violent attempt to get the last of a particular product, or a sharp spike in opportunistic crime, natural disasters, or even the threat of, seems to affect some people very differently.

What can we do? What should we do? Prepare! As we brace to enter the new calendar year, the Chinese year of the Ox, we are reminded that we each must be prepared for just about anything and everything. Obviously, we cannot prevent half of our list of potential catalysts, however, we can be prepared for the fallout from them. The very first step we should all consider is to let the system hear our voice with our vote. We need to evaluate each candidate, or issue, and register our vote for how we feel. In addition, we need to start creating the proper preparations for our survival. By preparing to keep our “fab five” at the forefront of our preps, we can set ourselves up for success. I also feel that helping our neighbors, and fellow men to become prepared is another gift that we give our communities.

While the possibility certainly exists for all of these catalysts, the real potential is very minor. We need to understand that they’re many among us who will do their absolute damnedest to break us apart by highlighting our differences, but ultimately will fail because we are all Americans, and part of this human race. In much the same way, we know from our own history that Americans were very diverse prior to the entry into World War 2. The entry into the war galvanized the indomitable American spirit which rose to the challenge and conquered on two fronts. So, with that said, let’s revisit those catalysts identified above and determine their actual probability of happening.  

Firstly, we talked about the possibility of political upheaval, and the probability of a rouge lame-duck President pushing the button to send the world back to the stone-age, and that is almost impossible. There are a plethora of checks and balances in place to prevent something like that from happening. In conjunction with the other part, the idea that supporters would rise up to start another civil war to support this administration is, to say the least, impractical and incredibly improbable. So, this possibility is so remote it shouldn’t have any real concern. However, given the track record of 2020, even if it’s now 2021, I keep all the options on the table.

Next, we covered the idea of another civil war. While there is still a notable systemic issue with racism, there exist far more fraudulent fakes pushing a false narrative to whoever will listen to their rhetoric. A majority of this nation's population does not see the systemic identification of people’s actions by something other than the facts, and many people judge other people by their actions and nothing else. Whether it be a crime by race or pay scale by sex, even beliefs by religion, there exists some level of intolerance by certain groups of people, however, those groups account for only a minuscule fraction of the American people. Those ridiculous views represent a small population of Americans, typically limited to “hate groups” scattered throughout the nation. The probability of another civil war is incredibly small, however, the possibility of isolated, or localized civil unrest still remains quite high.

Our next discussion was the possible interruption to the state distribution of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations to a particular group of individuals. I rank this possibility as being pretty close to none. Statewide distribution platforms have been established to ensure redundancy and guarantee continued distribution to all parties within that state. Health care administration personnel have ensured that they have a plan in place to ensure success. State mandates force the distribution to certain groups in a certain order to ensure proper distribution in an attempt to maximize the vaccine's impact. Within a matter of months, anyone who wants a vaccine should have it available.

Next, we spoke of evictions being handed out when the government prohibition ended. With the unemployment at an all-time high and every level of the housing market feeling the burn from this pandemic, I feel this one definitely has some margin of truth to it. Do I expect to see mindless drones meandering around the streets with chants of "food"? No. As much as we may overlook it, there are thousands of groups that provide food for the homeless. While I have heard of many being overwhelmed, I think that this will be mitigated.

Finally, the next one I can guarantee is going to be a concern, and should be a very real concern, is a natural disaster. We are going to see many more natural disasters, and these are what we need to focus our preparations for. Being prepared for the natural interruptions to our supply chains, and medical care, our service utilities, we need to be constantly prepared for this threat.

Ultimately, this discussion comes down to preparing for things we can prepare for, and not stress about those things we have no control over, or that don’t have the potential to impact your life. I want to ensure you, that although things might seem a little dark and dreary, there are most certainly, brighter days ahead.

As always my friends, We are humbled that you have chosen to spend some time with us. I encourage you to research each of these ideas and decide for yourself as to the merits that need to be prepared for. While we have our own theories, the premises discussed today are merely ideas. They are not intended as the absolute reality, nor foretelling the future, but definitely concepts that could be considered. Be well, be safe, and stay true to who you are. Keep your head on a swivel... Peace.
[Submitted by Mark Weisman]

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