[EDIT: I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT I GOT THE TITLE WRONG! THANKS FOR CATCHING THIS STEVE. – JL]
I’ve been struggling to find a happy medium between deep-dive articles and videos that I’m doing now, and the news analysis that I used to do. Both are needed, but there are only so many hours in the day to do something like this.
Hopefully, this represents that ‘happy medium’.
The events that we see now, will lead to the complete collapse of civilization as we know it. And, you need to put each of these events into a proper perspective of that collapse. You need to recognize what you are seeing in today’s headlines.
So, let’s go look at those headlines.
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The Weekend Shock Letter for June 9th, 2020
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/SGkGDrqkuT4
(I still can’t believe that I put June instead of May. Did the hot weather get to my brain?)
Last week, the Missus and I moved. The demonic oppression emanating from the temple next door had gotten too much for Mrs. Little, and it was time to find a place with fewer demons nearby. Yes, demons. I kid you not.
I wasn’t as aware as she was, of what was happening because I can’t speak more than just a few words of Chinese, but she understood what they are saying at their demon worship services – and the significance of what they were saying – while I did not. I guess that you really can be blessed by not knowing what people say. So, we moved because Mrs. Little needed to.
But, now that we are in the new place, I have come to realize that I had needed to move, also. The new place doesn’t suffer from the same amount of dark, evil oppression, and I can feel the difference. So, I had needed this move, too, but didn’t know it.
So, I guess that I need to take back all the grumpy grumbles that I afflicted Mrs. Little with, as we did this move. Of course, she knows that every move is hard on me, so she cuts me a lot of slack when we do something like this.
But, the Missus is going to get some extra hugs from me, to try and make up for my grumpiness.
The other interesting thing is that you really can get used to having demons around, to the point where you don’t notice them anymore. But, that’s a story for another time.
On the plus side, I do have a family of sparrows that have taken up residence not far from my window, in our new place. Mr. Sparrow likes to stand outside and chirp at me and anyone else who gets too close. He’s not the smartest fellow in the world, but he’s one of the ‘good guys’. Chirpy sparrows are a great improvement over the demons that were being worshiped near the old place.
All of that might be the reason why I’ve been inspired to try and restart my weekend review of the important articles that I’ve seen – and why they are important. I was sorry to give that up a couple years ago, because some of the articles that I see every day are important – so important that you need to see them too. So, I’m going to try and get back to doing that again.
Lord willing, in the future, this weekly review of important articles will go out every Saturday morning (US time).
THE MOST ESSENTIAL LINKS
So, let’s get into it, starting with the most essential links.
This quote at the end of this short post is startling:
Make sure you buy one year’s worth of food in cans. If you have the space to do vertical farming, it might come in handy in the years ahead.
I have never heard Martin say ANYTHING like this. EVER. This is completely without precedent, and I’ve been reading his stuff for years.
Please, let this be the alarm bell that gets you started in preparing for the difficult days ahead. Food is going to be expensive. So, for the canned foods that you normally consume, buy lots of extra. And, keep buying it. Those of you in America have the luxury of relatively cheap canned goods, so buy as much as you can.
For those of us in places like Taiwan… we’ll just have to do the best that we can.
And, this Saturday afternoon – Taiwan time – I saw this link as I was looking over the final links that I wanted to put into this Weekend Shock:
This link will challenge you to think a bit to see its significance. And, while I will try and help you think about this, I want you to learn to think about this for yourself.
First, notice what this article says about American society:
50% of all food goes to restaurants, hotels and institutions.
Is that natural?
This demonstrates an incredible centralization of American society. And, it wasn’t this bad, when I was growing up. Of course, the ’60s and ’70s were a hard time for most people, and that had a big impact on whether or not you decided to take your family to a restaurant.
For my family, it was a big deal to go to McDonald’s.
Now, American society is so wealthy and affluent, that half of all food is consumed outside of the home. Of course, that’s not the whole picture, since there is a segment of society where kids starve if they can’t get a school lunch. And this brings us to talk about the poor.
This disruption of the restaurant and hotel food chain means that the wealthy are showing up more often in grocery stores. The poor, who cannot afford to go to restaurants for their food, are forced to compete with the wealthy who don’t mind buying up whatever they want.
What happens when there are more people wanting to buy the same amount of food?
Prices go up.
Depending on where you are, this might not have happened yet, but it’s coming. And, I believe that this is why Martin Armstrong is telling people to buy canned food. Prices ARE going to go up.
Now, there’s one more aspect that you need to put into your calculations:
What happens when farmers are forced to dump food and bury their livestock?
Farmers live on low wages and paper-thin profits. If they have to dump their product, they lose what little profit they had.
Will they have enough money to buy seed to plant for the next year?
Will the be able to pay for much-needed tractor repairs?
Will they pay the lease on the extra 100 acres that they planted last year?
Will they go out of business… permanently?
Add to this the financialization of agriculture. Over the decades, a complex system of futures markets, land leases and loan agreements has arisen to help farmers produce as much food as possible.
What happens when that financial system collapses, with the rest of global markets?
Some of us could stand to have a bit less food to eat. I know that I need to lose a few kilos. But, the desperately poor are going to be hit hard – as well as the less desperately poor.
The core of the article focuses on how difficult it is for distribution systems to change course as things change. And, the American distribution system WILL make the changes needed as we move into the Greatest Depression. But, those changes won’t happen fast enough to save the farmers that are the most desperate.
The damage will be permanent, and then… everything will get worse.
Please, stock up on canned food.
The article starts out like this:
The year was 1957.
Elvis’s new movie “Jailhouse Rock” was packing the theaters. The last episode of “I Love Lucy” aired on television. The show “West Side Story” held tryouts in Washington, D.C., and opened on Broadway in September. Ford’s new car the Edsel rolled off the assembly line. The Cold War with Russia was on and “In God We Trust” appeared on U.S. currency. The first Toys R Us store opened.
Also that year, the so-called Asian Flu killed 116,000 Americans
The author goes on to say this:
The population of the U.S. at the time was 172 million, which is a little more than half of the current population.
That means that the Asian flu killed the equivalent of 230,000 Americans in today’s terms. Yet, we are freaking out as if this were the Black Death.
And then, he says:
What’s remarkable when we look back at this year, nothing was shut down. Restaurants, schools, theaters, sporting events, travel – everything continued without interruption. Without a 24-hour news cycle with thousands of news agencies and a billion websites hungry for traffic, mostly people paid no attention other than to keep basic hygiene. It was covered in the press as a medical problem. The notion that there was a political solution never occurred to anyone.
So… the question is …WHY?
Why did America react to a pandemic that killed the equivalent of 230,000 Americans, in such a peaceful way?
The difference is values. They had them, and we don’t. Not anymore.
We’ve destroyed our values. Our faith. Our communities. We have become a wicked and evil generation, and the Bible gives us some insight:
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
But wait, maybe there’s a bit more to be said…
THIS is one of the differences between 1957 and 2020. In 1957, they didn’t say that ‘the government is failing us’. They understood that the government was not there to solve their problems.
I remember being poor enough that my parents talked about how we qualified for food stamps. But, you just didn’t do something like ‘food stamps’ back then, unless you literally had no other choice. It was hard, but we got through it.
Even in the ’70s, you didn’t think of the government ‘failing us’. It just wasn’t a part of how we thought.
But, not anymore.
If you want to know why our politicians locked everyone down and destroyed the economy, this is why:
If they did nothing, we would blame them.
No matter how good the outcome would be, they would be blamed for ANY bad outcome. If your neighbor dies of COVID-19, it’s the government’s fault. If a beloved relative dies, it’s REALLY the government’s fault.
We are really that soft and stupid, and the government knows it.
Oh, and they ‘freaked out’ because they were given garbage information…
Here’s a damning quote from the article:
On March 18, British epidemiologist Neil Ferguson and his cohorts at Imperial College in the United Kingdom used scientific models to project 2.2 million deaths in the United States from coronavirus. The central planners took these scientific models as the cornerstone truth and commanded shelter in place and social distancing orders. Yet it was all based on a crock!
For example, in 2009, one of Ferguson’s models predicted 65,000 people could die from the Swine Flu outbreak in the UK. The final figure was below 500. And during the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak, Ferguson warned the government that 150,000 people could die. In the end, 200 people died.
Similarly, Ferguson estimated a potential death toll of 200 million people during the 2005 Bird Flu outbreak. The real number was in the low hundreds.
I’m astounded that governments keep listing to Neil ‘The Moron’ Ferguson.
What’s the matter with them?
Well part of ‘what’s the matter’ lies in the title of this piece. Some politicians see this as a chance to ‘build back better’. They want to restructure the world into their own image of utopia.
Beware those who seek a better world without God.
Then, there’s a chilling aspect of this Wuhan Coronavirus that few are paying attention to, and it was also Martin Armstrong who clued us in to this…
This seems extremely legitimate and absolutely horrifying. This goes beyond mere ‘malpractice’, straight into murder.
Can you imagine doctors and nurses ‘ventilating’ COVID-19 patients JUST TO MAKE IT LESS LIKELY FOR THEM TO SPREAD THE VIRUS???
This is utterly and absolutely sick. But, it gets worse.
Nurses without any training are being told to put patients on ventilators. And, they aren’t monitoring the ventilators properly.
Do you know what happens to lungs when you put them under too much internal pressure?
They are destroyed.
When this is over, we need to take a good hard look at the numbers of people who died from COVID-19, and why. But unfortunately, our society has grown too evil and wicked to do that.
Charles Hugh Smith is one of my favorite writers. He knows what he’s talking about, and is not afraid to share what he knows. But, this article is especially interesting.
Here’s one paragraph from his article:
A common thread within most discussions of surviving bad times–especially really bad times–runs more or less like this: stockpile a bunch of canned/dried food and other valuable accoutrements of civilized life (generators, tools, canned goods, firearms, etc.) in a remote area far from urban centers, and then wait out the bad times, all the while protecting your stash with an array of weaponry and technology (night vision binocs, etc.)
If that’s you, you REALLY need to read this article, because he shows that this kind of plan is a really, Really, REALLY bad idea.
Charles Hugh Smith grew up in the mountains, in areas that most ‘survivalists’ will want to retreat to, when bad times come. Mountain boys like Charles called people with ‘remote retreats’, Flatlanders. And, he has this to say about their ‘retreats’:
Kids like Charles Hugh Smith used to be, will find you and your stuff. And they will tell others of what they’ve found. And, if the people living on the mountain or valley that you’ve retreated to… if they’re the kind of psychopaths that some people can be …they come and take your stuff and kill you in the process.
There actually is a better idea, and Charles gives it to you:
I’ve talked about that for a long time, and it’s time for you to be thinking about that. You will not survive the dark days ahead if you aren’t a part of a community of people willing to help each other out.
You cannot do it on your own.
Just read the article and see if I’m wrong.
That article was over a month ago. Think about what the situation for small business is now!
This is going to be really, really bad. Here’s the last couple of sentences:
And none other than the CEO of the world’s biggest asset manager confirmed as much: speaking on a call with clients, Larry Fink who runs the $7.5 trillion Blackrock, said that bankers told him they “expect a cascade of bankruptcies to hit the American economy.”
NON-CORONAVIRUS NEWS THAT WAS HAPPENING WHILE YOUR ATTENTION WAS ELSEWHERE
One of the things that bothers me, is that a lot of evil is happening right now, because we are focused on a virus.
This… THIS …is the next step in the awful decline of America. We are in such need of judgment from God, it’s almost too much to comprehend. This is utterly horrifying.
How much further will we sink, before God nukes America down to bedrock?
Remember this thought, and remember it well…
God will need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah, if America and Europe are not judged equally harshly for these evils that they are committing.
Then, there was news this week that General Michael Flynn has been exonerated:
One sign of the wickedness of a nation is that good men and women are put in jail for being good men and women. For the Democrats to do this to him and others, is an evil beyond the pale.
Worse, I believe it to be treason. But, since we don’t believe in such quaint notions as not betraying your country and your oath, treason doesn’t mean anything anymore.
The Democrats in Washington are pure evil. They are without conscience. They are without integrity. They are without any morality whatsoever. They are prostitutes and psychopaths of the worst kind.
And, the Republicans?
Oh, the Republicans are just less blatant in their wickedness. Some of them might actually be good people. But, there aren’t very many that I would trust to do ‘the right thing’, when it came time to do it.
Please remember that our politicians are merely a reflection of how evil we are. We Americans blame our congressmen, senators, governors and presidents for being evil. But, we have forgotten who put them into office.
They are evil, because we are evil.
I believe that God’s judgment upon America has begun. So, what happens in the dark days ahead will merely be what we deserve.
Then, there’s another evil that we shouldn’t be ignoring:
Evil within our churches.
And, I cannot think of too many better examples of the evil within, than someone like Kenneth Copeland. And, someone posted a bit of mockery on Imgur that is stunningly appropriate:
I’m sorry, but those red eyes and red horns are completely appropriate. Even when you look at him without such artificial amplification, you still get a sense of the evil that is within him.
I’ve watched him numerous times, and I just cannot shake the feeling of evil that surrounds him. It’s the cold, calculating look of the serpent, in his eyes. When he looks at you, it’s as if he’s trying to decide whether you are lunch or dinner. But, maybe you don’t have the same feeling that I do.
Just look carefully at who he is and what he has. He’s all about the money. He has unified himself with the Pope. He’s worth untold millions. He has his own private plane and private airstrip. He is utterly corrupt to the core.
Then, look carefully at the pastors of the other megachurches.
How many of them are just like ol’ Kenneth?
Remember this verse, and remember it well:
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:
PEAK OIL – THE CIVILIZATION KILLER
My hope is that you pay extra attention to what is happening to energy. We’re going to have less and less of it in the years ahead, and that is going to destroy civilization as we know it.
Art Berman is one of the best ‘oil men’ out there. He knows the industry inside out. And, what he says here should terrify anyone who understands that the last 15 years have been an artificial bubble for Shale Oil.
The Shale Oil collapse that we’ve been waiting for, has arrived. And when shale collapses, the economy and then our civilization will be next. The peak in oil production will have become visible, when the financial markets can no longer prop up non-viable sources of oil.
Please, we must get this into our heads. It’s absolutely vital that we do so.
The collapse of shale will cause a dramatic decline in the amount of oil that is available to the world. I have talked about this a lot in the past, and the moment has arrived. It will take time for this catastrophe to work its way through the system, but the end result will be war and destruction.
…doesn’t the Bible talk about something like this?
It’s expensive to close wells, especially fracked wells. And, it’s expensive to reopen them. Worse, some have said that reopened wells don’t produce as much as before.
This explains in more detail why oil went negative. Yes, there were oil futures contracts involved, but there’s a deeper reason. An oil well reason.
This is the breaking point for our civilization. Peak Oil is about to be revealed, and all who mocked us for talking about it are going to pay dearly.
The oil from offshore wells has gotten more and more expensive to produce, so expect more of these oil companies to go bankrupt.
The writer glosses over the reasons a bit, so let me spell it out for you. When oil prices collapse for long enough, all the expensive oil eventually needs to stop producing. No new wells are drilled (and fracked). Existing wells are either closed or are allowed to run dry.
Once all these expensive producers collapse, and the economy starts demanding more oil, the price will shoot right up to $100/barrel. The problem is that the financial devastation that comes after the pop of the shale oil bubble, shale oil will be unable to start up again.
Some shale oil production might restart, but at dramatically lower levels. And this will mean that our world will have less energy. And, each successive year will have even less energy than the year before.
And, we have no effective substitutes to hydrocarbons.
Right now, I don’t know of anyone who has a better grasp of what is happening right now, than Martin Armstrong. And, his ability to forecast the direction of events is uncanny. No one else does it better, and it’s scary to see that his forecasts seem to agree with Bible prophecy.
BACK TO LOOKING AT THE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS
So, let’s go back and look at a few links about the Wuhan Coronavirus.
And, we are not shocked because…
And THIS is the thing that I’ve been screaming about. Our response to COVID-19 will do far, far more damage than the disease itself.
A GREAT COMMENT FROM A READER
Omega Shock gets great comments and questions, and I’ve been really blessed by all the input. And, reader input often gives me a view of what’s happening on the ground that I can’t get, since I’m in Taiwan. And, a reader who goes by the moniker, DRG, left this excellent comment from this post:
Learning Wisdom: Why the Wuhan Coronavirus is NOT a Bioweapon
I was at the grocery store today and the National Enquirer headlines were screaming CORONAVIRUS IS A CHINESE BIOWEAPON!!!!!!
I don’t believe that, but millions of unthinking knee-jerk emotional reactionaries do, which gives me a peculiar glee in contemplating how the CCP must be enjoying the fruits of their incompetence.
If only it were possible to embarrass our own incompetent government, but they are so far beyond rational behavior I have no words. Beyond shame or any concept of it. They have pushed the world into mass starvation and they don’t even care. They are so stupid, or arrogant, that they think this somehow will not affect them. Once you have plowed under your crops and slaughtered all your livestock and dumped them in a landfill, no amount of helicopter money will make them reappear. It astonishes me that none of the PTB seem to get that. Even Martin Armstrong, who surely must be worth multiple billions, understands that you cannot eat money, not even his own, and is urging people to stock up on at least a year’s worth of food in CANS. He always specifies CANS. Things might get so chaotic that even our power supply cannot be taken for granted. Here, in the Entitled States of America, the grocery stores are beginning to announce limits on meat purchases ‘because of the meat shortage’, which was previously not openly acknowledged. Articles would say we have “reserves” in freezers, but if examined closely the facts are that it’s only a week or two supply at most. That was a week or two ago I read that. Now I am seeing these announcements from the stores.
I know I will suffer right along with everyone else, but I can’t help wondering what will happen when the inevitable results come home to roost and everyone has to face them. All you people who refused to go to work at the meat processing plants, and protested, and got them shut down, and the unions that made it all but impossible to reopen, is starvation better than taking a risk no worse than going to the (now half empty) grocery store along with everyone else? Are you glad to stay home and no longer have a job, or health insurance, or unemployment, and the result of all this being that you and your family have next to nothing to eat? The dairy farmers had to dump their milk. The egg farmers had to slaughter the chickens that laid the eggs, because without a market for their eggs they had no money to feed the chickens. And there were not meat processing plants available to make use of all this, so all those egg-laying hens went in a landfill along with all those millions of hogs. There’s a little more flexibility with cattle but not much.
And, do not tell me about ‘unacceptable risk’. Most people exposed to the virus have no symptoms, but everyone who starves will die. There’s a bit of a difference. I am a nurse and have been taking care of coronavirus patients for the past 3 weeks full time. They are young, and the worst symptom any of them have had is a slight temp. Many more in the same facility are positive but have no symptoms at all. How about if I quit going to work? I have a nurse friend, early 30s, fit, never smoked a day in her life who got deathly ill from it. Even at 65, nothing appears to make me sick, no matter what I do. But you never know. I want to scream at everyone to grow up and accept the fact that life involves a certain amount of risk and just deal with it. The human race (after the fall) would have starved and gone extinct in a single generation if no one was willing to take the risk inherent in a primitive hunting expedition. Which is easier, going to work and risk exposure to a virus, or face a wild ox with nothing but a sharp stick? You’re here only because your ancestors took on a LOT of risk, and survived. Do you want to feed your family or don’t you?
Over the years, DRG has consistently left extremely insightful comments. And, if she decided to write articles, I would certainly be publishing links to them – or, just publishing them outright. And, she’s not alone in leaving great comments and questions.
Chris-from-Poland, Mangledman, Jennifer, T2L, and so many others have all had a big impact on Omega Shock. If you leave a comment or a question, I will do my very best to personally respond.
NOTE: To protect the integrity of the site, comments are not published immediately. However, I always try to get them published within 24 hours. A lot of evil tries to get into the comment section, and I just cannot allow that. I will stand before God one day and answer for what appears there.
Okay, what else…
I’m in the middle of writing the next installment of the ‘How We Got Here’ series. The first installment, is this:
How We Got Here, Part 1: The Tragic Tale of Huang YanLing and COVID-19
Part Two is tentatively titled:
How We Got Here, Part 2: The Fear, The Money and The Power
We’ll see if God lets me finish it.
As for the rest of the links that follow in this post, I’m just out of time. But, if you see something below (or above) that you think needs some extra input, please leave a comment. I always appreciate what Omega Shock readers have to say.
Yours in Christ,
OTHER GOOD LINKS
THE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LINK IS A GREAT SUMMARY OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH BIG BUSINESS AND WALL STREET. YOU NEED TO WATCH IT. — Round 2: Chamath Explains Why Corporate America Is “Incompetent” & Fed Stimulus Is “Dangerous” In Epic 7-Minute CNBC Interview | Zero Hedge
THE IRONY! THIS MOVIE WAS JUST BANNED ON AMAZON, JUST WHEN IT IS BECOMING CLEAR THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA CREATED THE PANIC OVER THIS PANDEMIC. YOU’VE BEEN HOAXED. – Hoaxed Movie by Mike Cernovich (Trailer) – YouTube
WHILE WE ARE FOCUSED ON THE CCPVIRUS, HERE IS WHAT WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT: Declassified Horowitz Footnotes Show Obama Officials Knew Steele Dossier Was Russian Disinformation Designed To Target Trump – Sara A. Carter
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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