There was a time about nine years ago where I came to accept that I may be on an active prepper list being compiled by the US government. Although I may sound a bit paranoid, to this day I still feel such a list consists and that a time may come when the PTB will come after preppers and confiscate our stuff. They definitely plan to do that with our firearms.
With that out of the way, let us move on to the present.
Lists are being compiled. Broad segments of our population are being publicly canceled and the media is telling anyone who will listen that 74 million citizens need to be cleansed of our ideology.
Politics aside, this is just plain wrong. It is Totalitarianism relabeled as “Cancel Culture”. What happens next is downright scary.
What is Totalitarianism?
Simply put, totalitarianism is a form of government that attempts to assert total control over the lives of its citizens. It is characterized by a strong central rule that attempts to control and direct all aspects of individual life through coercion and repression.
It is the opposite of freedom and more akin to tyranny. It is a variant of fascism, communism, socialism, and a bunch of other isms.
Is this where America is headed?
Quotation: Then They Came for Me
Martin Niemöller was a prominent Lutheran pastor and pacifist in Germany. He was an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. As part of his legacy, he left us with his postwar words shared in speeches that were memorialized throughout the world.
His words ring true today, although this time “they” are not coming after the communists and the socialists. They are coming after ordinary citizens who are doing their best to live a productive and joyful life in a world turned upside down from the angst created by a global pandemic and political strife.
Here are his words:
First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me
Note: According to the United States Holocaust Museum, there are different versions of this quotation. These exist because Niemöller varied it in a number of different settings and in impromptu speeches. Regardless of the version, his point was that that Germans had been complicit through their silence in the Nazi imprisonment, persecution, and murder of millions of people.
Let us not forget. It could happen to us.
Summing It All Up
I share this with you today because I fear for the future of our Republic. I am sick with worry about future generations that will be denied the basic freedoms I grew up with. I fear massive taxation or inflation; perhaps both. As my friend Daisy Luther says, “taxation is theft”. As my friend George Ure says, this is coming: “Hidden Depression” in Amerizuela.
Privately, I have shared with some of you that it feels as though we will soon become the “United States of Communist America”. Let us hope not.
Call me a crazy old prepper lady or a nut job, but please keep your eyes open and buckle up. We are in for a ride and there may be no turning back unless we hunker down and prepare for the worst.
Yours for a Joyful Life,
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Thank you SO much for taking the time to continue blogging, I look forward to seeing them whenever you send one out. It’s always nice to know that I’m not the only one that feels and thinks the way that you do about current events and just Life in general! Your articles always help me to get out of my slump and, they offer encouragement rather than a sense of giving up all hope.
Those of us from older generations have lived through and seen some strange and stressful times, what’s happening now this past year, and even in this last election, are perhaps some of the best reminders of why a smart person prepares for hard times instead of frolicking as though evil doesn’t exist.
A sad reminder of how wonderful life here in America used to be, before Socialism, etc. started taking such deep roots, is to watch old movies and TV show reruns from the 1950’s, ’60s and ’70s…such wonderful times, patriotic times, and we didn’t really realize it because things had always just been good compared to society today.
Thank God for people like you, Gayle, that take the time to offer hope and inspiration to those of us that may sometimes feel as though our hope is fading and all is lost. It’s comforting to know we’re not dealing with Life alone and that our efforts truly are worthwhile.
May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful future ahead!
I just want to encourage you that things may not always be as they seem. In the early 80s, there was a prophet who claimed that Donald Trump would become president of the USA and that he would lead that country back to God. God has not fulfilled all of that prophecy and I do believe that He will very soon. There are many modern-day prophets who make this same claim, that Trump will serve his second term and that he will lead this country back to God. Our job is to pray for the victory and the protection of our President and of his loyal special forces. You can listen to a couple of these modern-day prophets in the video below:
Grammyprepper aka Lee says
You are far from alone with your concerns. I am almost scared sh#tless myself. But I am taking the sage advice to focus on what I know I can control. Reassessing our stocks, ordering vegetable seeds, and generally amping up prepping. Otherwise, I would be nearly catatonic! I worry more for the kids and grands. Most of them are clueless, too caught up in drama and social media. They aren’t going to know what hit them.
Best of luck to all, keep stacking it high, and most of all, pray for our country!
Daniel Pruitt says
Gaye, read your blog everytime it comes out. I share your feelings about the present and our hope for the future. One thing I am confident of is this: that God is still in control and he will always watch out for His chosen people. He who said, “I will never leave you or forsake you”, also said, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2Chronicles 7:14). Our current national situation calls for prayer and repentance from God’s peple.
Thank you Gaye. Half this nation shares your concerns..maybe more. The fraud we have experienced is disgusting. We just canceled our Amazon account. We have never participated on social media, not interested in sharing our life with anybody. I have been leery of modern technology..it is like a nightmare come true. Sincerely, Susan