The Benzo Trap and the End of the World

Do you smell that smoke?

That’s the bridge back to sanity, burning behind you. We crossed it, going the wrong direction, and now we aren’t going back. The world as we used to know it, is over. The irony is that no one is talking about the biggest reason why we’ll never see sanity again.

The permanent decline in energy. It started this year, and it’s accelerating.

On top of that, many of us have been trapped by Benzodiazepines (aka, Benzos). You trusted your doctor’s recommendation, and now you’re caught. Getting out of that trap is going to hurt. A lot.


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This Week’s Playlist:

The Top Ten Videos for July 31st


Monday night, I saw this video:

(Reposted) – Peterson Family Update June 2020

Jordan Peterson had been a voice of reason in the midst of an insane world, and I had enjoyed hearing what he had to say. I didn’t agree with everything, but he was one of the few people on the public stage that seemed sane.

And then… he disappeared.

There were rumors of benzodiazepines and a clinic in Russia. But, that seemed to be about it. And, I was wondering if he had been taking too many benzos, or even abusing them. I couldn’t believe that he would abuse them. He seemed too sane to do that, but I didn’t know what to think.

Then, his daughter’s interview with him, popped up. From Belgrade, Serbia. I didn’t really have the time to watch it, but I did it anyway. And, I’m glad that I did.

Jordan Peterson was NOT abusing Benzodiazepines.

He was taking them EXACTLY as the doctor ordered.

Because he was suffering insomnia.

Once he realized that he had a problem, he tried to get off of them. That almost killed him.


If you have – for more than two to four weeks – been taking Alprazolam, Flunitrazepam, Chlordiazepoxide, Clonazepam, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Midazolam, Oxazepam, Prazepam, or any of the other versions as described here… If you have been doing that, DO. NOT. STOP. If you stop taking them all at once, you might wind up in the hospital or dead. The only way to get off of them, is very, very slowly. And, it might take months or years to get off of them.

The best way to get off of a benzodiazepine is to NEVER START.

For some of you, and for me, it’s too late for that. So, the only way that you are going get off of them safely is very, very slowly. With the help of a good doctor. And, you will suffer. And yeah. I added myself to that statement.

My Own Story

Guess what…

…I too had been – and still am – suffering from insomnia.

So, my doctor gave me a tiny little pill and said to take this as needed. It was one milligram, and I didn’t take it very often. Then, Mrs. Little had to have surgery. And, we had to move. And on and on… Basically, sleeping became next-to-impossible.

I never understood how insomnia could be a problem until I got it myself. Life is not bearable without sleep. And, I probably wasn’t helping myself very much by being the typical writer, staying up late… writing. Like I’m doing now.

Anyway, one milligram every-once-in-a-while became on milligram a night. But still, it was a tiny pill. And, I hadn’t heard all that much about problems… no, scratch that. I had not been paying attention to what people had told me.

A friend was given one milligram a day of a benzodiazepine, and suffered terribly getting off of it. Just one milligram a night. The same as I am taking now. But, let’s stop a bit and rewind to that Jordan Peterson video above.

Prior to that video, I had been to my doctor, telling him that I was still having trouble getting to sleep. And, I asked for something else. He seemed cool with all of that, and then increased my dose of Benzodiazepine to FOUR MILLIGRAMS A NIGHT without telling me.

After watching what Jordan Peterson had gone through, I looked a little more carefully at my own prescription and realized just how close to disaster I had been. Again, my doctor had quadrupled my dose without telling me. And, it doesn’t sound like I’m the only one who has been given larger and larger doses of a drug that is almost impossible to escape.

And, The World Is Ending

Now, if our future was going to be 2019-normal, this might not be a problem. You and I could take these drugs for decades without a problem. I’ve known people who did. I know someone who took valium for 40+ years and lived to the age of 96. But, that only works if there are companies that are still manufacturing these medications and can still distribute them to you.

When the world falls apart, what will happen to those who have been trapped into a dependency on Benzos?

And yes, the world IS going to fall apart. The following video is doom, if you understand what this petroleum geologist is saying:

Art Berman: Expect Oil prices to move down, then up, then WAY up

America will never see 13 million barrels a day of oil production, ever again. And, there are very few who understand how serious a statement that is. The peak is over, and it’s all downhill from here.

What happens to the world when you subtract three million barrels a day of oil production?


Gary Kah – Time Is Running Out

People have not thought this through, but there is no escaping this. War is coming, and millions will suffer and die. And, I just got a letter from a friend, who sent out an urgent bulletin just yesterday. Here are just the first three paragraphs:

From the Desk of Gary Kah

July 28, 2020

Time is Running Out

If we could peer into the invisible realm and witness the spiritual war currently being fought over the United States, the sense of urgency among America’s Christians would almost certainly be heightened. The fact is, most Americans are still asleep, or at least lethargically optimistic and unaware of what may be getting ready to hit us.

   After my recent cancer surgery (the third in eight months) I tried to slow down and take it easy for a while in order to recover. However, night after night the Lord has been waking me up, prompting me to warn our readers to get ready. Waiting until our next issue in October might be too late. So, I am writing you now.

   While we should continue to fervently pray for God’s intervention in our nation’s affairs, it appears more and more evident that things will be getting progressively worse due to the overall lack of repentance and the strengthening momentum of our socialist/Marxist adversaries. The global establishment will do everything in their power to collapse the US economy this fall in order to pin the blame on Donald Trump and cost him the election. The forced hysteria surrounding COVID-19 is on the brink of shutting down many businesses for a second time. It is estimated that 40 percent of these businesses will never reopen. Meanwhile, diminished corporate earnings, increased trade tensions with China, and a ballooning national debt could spell disaster for our economy and stock market come September and October. We need to brace ourselves and prepare for this possibility now, while we can.

(His website will post this message, soon.)

Again, that’s just the first three paragraphs of his email. But, it should be enough, for now. My family has known Gary for a while, and he’s been trying to wake up our sleepy brothers and sisters since the 1990s. You can find more about him, here:

Gary is not allowed to say how he knows all that he knows. But, he was on the very sharpest end of what is happening and saw where the world was going with his own eyes.

Please listen to what Gary says. And, while you are at it, please pray for his full recovery.

Please Be Careful

At some point, over the next few months, I will need to start the process of coming off of Benzodiazepine. I didn’t really understand what I was getting into, when I started taking it, and I will pay the price for that ignorance. But, I want to complete the latest revision of When Jacob Returns and Ezekiel’s Fire. I’ve been through worse, and God is always good. So, I will get through this. But, my concern is about those of you who are also caught in the Benzo trap.

Watch that video with Jordan Peterson, and think about what you might need to do. Again, if you are caught in this Benzo Trap, DO NOT STOP TAKING BENZODIAZEPINE without consulting a doctor.

You could die.

Or, suffer so badly that you want to.


Links From This Past Week

“Burned Alive”: Persecution of Christians, June 2020

We’re heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord

Ethiopian foreign minister outrages Egyptians with ‘Nile is ours’

QUOTE FROM ETHIOPIAN FOREIGN MINISTER: Gedu Andargachew tweet read: “Congratulations! It was the Nile River and the river became a lake. It will no longer flow into the river. Ethiopia will have all the development it wants from it. In fact the Nile is ours!” – EGYPT IS DOOMED

536 AD — the worst year in history | by Saamir Ansari | Lessons from History | Jul, 2020 | Medium


The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast: Jordan B. Peterson – Family Update June 2020

Study Finds Increasing Use, and Misuse, of Benzodiazepines

For Meghan: Testimony in Support of MA House Act 4062 | Dr. Zachary Stein

Self-harm and suicide associated with benzodiazepine usage

Benzo nightmare: US doctor on a personal mission to highlight the dangers of the drug

Antianxiety drugs fuel the next deadly drug crisis in US : Benzodiazepines: How They Work & How to Withdraw, Prof C H Ashton DM, FRCP, 2002

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Information, Help & Support

“Anti-anxiety” Benzodiazepines | Inner Compass Initiative

Outrage after NYPD hustles protester into unmarked van

As crime surges on his watch, Trump warns of Biden’s America

Almost 30 Million in U.S. Didn’t Have Enough to Eat Last Week

Benzodiazepines Addiction | Addiction Treatment in Maryland

Use of Benzodiazepines in the Treatment of Insomnia

Benzodiazepine – Wikipedia

Overall Ranking | Mental Health America

anxiety statistics by state – Google Search


Can Anyone Save the World? | Armstrong Economics

The Cycle of Socialism – Is It Inevitable? | Armstrong Economics

The Elitists Are Risking their Lives to Maintain Lockdowns | Armstrong Economics

New York’s Bill de Blasio | Armstrong Economics

Youtube Is Engaged in Sedition to Overthrow the Government Removing Frontline Doctors Video | Armstrong Economics

The Fall of the United Nations | Armstrong Economics


It might not look like it, but all of these links here are about the coming of Gog and Magog.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah accuses Israel of fabricating border clash | News | Al Jazeera

Iran targets dummy US aircraft carrier in Gulf exercises

Iran: The Mullahs Are Excited

Turkey on the Warpath

Iran’s New Make-believe Diplomacy

The UN Arms Embargo against Iran Must Be Extended

US is ‘Satan,’ Israel is its ‘Chained Dog,’ But Twitter Gives Ayatollah’s Tweets a Pass | CNSNews

Europe warns Turkey against natural gas mission near Greece | News | DW | 24.07.2020

Egypt, France carry out large-scale exercises in Mediterranean amid heightened tensions with Turkey

Palestinians: Accept Western Funds, Vote for Jihad

Palestinians: The Priorities of Muslim ‘Scholars’ During COVID-19

Turkish magazine calls for revival of CALIPHATE amid Hagia Sophia conversion, gets slammed for peddling ‘unhealthy debate’ — RT World News


Apparent junkies turn part of NYC’s Midtown into shooting gallery

America’s Major Cities Are Being Turned Into War Zones, And It Is Not Going To End In November – End Of The American Dream

oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: Why the Unraveling Will Accelerate

oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: Our Slide into Social Psychosis and Breakdown

We Are In The Process Of Completely Losing America

World on Verge of Spinning Out of Control – John Rubino | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog

oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: The Nation Is Falling Into the Abyss Between Wall Street and Main Street

Report: More Than 40% Of U.S. Renter Households Are At Risk Of Eviction [Infographic]

Americans Are Buying Guns in Record Numbers. The Washington Post Isn’t Pleased. | Mises Wire

This is bigger than Covid. But few people are paying attention. | Sovereign Man


Eurozone: Worst GDP Contraction In History | Zero Hedge

The Trivialization of Money

oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: The Next Leg Down: The Top 10% Are About to Take a Hit

We Are Experiencing Economic Devastation On A Scale That America Has Never Seen Before


‘The biggest fraud: Part 1 – The hocus “science” behind lockdown’ – Argonautica Blog

‘The biggest fraud: Part 2 – The vaccine swindle’ – Argonautica Blog

Rep. Louie Gohmert: ‘I Will Use Zinc, Erythromycin, and Hydroxychloroquine’ to Fight Coronavirus – Sara A. Carter : Sara A. Carter

Ohio pharmacy board withdraws ban on hydroxychloroquine from coronavirus treatment

UN Officials Cite Study That Finds Lockdowns, School Closures KILLING More Children Than COVID – Summit News

Ten Coronavirus Charts and Graphs You Need to See

Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All – WSJ

Hitchens: ‘Excessive COVID Fears Have Completely Changed the Country’ – 21st Century Wire

Mike Rowe explains that reality is going to win with the Wuhan virus – American Thinker

Illinois Media and the State Should Immediately Update the Message on Hydroxychloroquine – Updated – Wirepoints | Wirepoints

Sweden: The One Chart that Matters, by Mike Whitney – The Unz Review


‘cuz it’s the French Revolution… in America.

The Wages of Woke

Universities across America want students to read this book. We did it for you.

10 Big Fat Lies You’re Being Told About the Portland Riots

stephon tuitt on Twitter / Twitter

QUOTE: “Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that. My grandmother was a immigrant from the Carribean and age worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now.”

The White Black Nationalist Color Revolution – Consent Factory, Inc.


UK Academics Advocate Silencing Dissent on Climate Change and Covid-19 | Watts Up With That?

Trader Joe’s wises up, reverses course, tells the leftist political-correctness mob ‘no’ – American Thinker


From Simple Confusion To Confiscation: Some Nursing Homes Aren’t Giving Residents Their Stimulus Checks – CBS Pittsburgh

BIG PHARMA HOWLS – It’s music to our ears. — Drugmakers refuse to attend White House meeting after Trump issues executive orders on costs – POLITICO

Flynn Update: Order To Dismiss Case ‘Vacated’ Case Will Be Reheard In August – Sara A. Carter : Sara A. Carter

Absentee Ownership: How Amazon, Facebook, and Google Ruin Commerce Without Noticing – BIG by Matt Stoller

Notre Dame withdraws as presidential debate host site | News | Notre Dame News | University of Notre Dame

WHY DOES THIS GUY SEEM TO GO FROM FLASHPOINT TO FLASHPOINT??? – He’s now the ambassador to Greece during the faceoff with Turkey over oil/gas drilling in the Mediteranean. — Geoffrey R. Pyatt – Wikipedia

Essential Fleccas on Twitter: “I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland. His response? “THATS A MYTH”” / Twitter

More willful blindness by the media on spying by Obama administration | TheHill


Ecuador navy ‘on alert’ as 260-strong Chinese fleet nears Galapagos Islands | Fox News

Pompeo blasts Beijing as deadline nears for China to shutter Houston consulate – CNNPolitics

Why TikTok’s ties to China pose a significant privacy and security risk


Over 100 Police Agencies Ditch Agreement To Guard DNC – Summit News

How Secure Is Biden’s Lead? – The Daily Reckoning

The Biden campaign: disease, depression, and racial discord – American Thinker


St. Johns inn’s Norwegian flag removed over Confederate flag confusion

Norwegian flag mistaken for Confederate flag removed

Students say Founding Fathers are villains, can’t name any good they did – YouTube

‘Go woke, go broke’ comes to A&E – American Thinker

Rutgers University Declares Grammar ‘Racist’

Students see spike in reported violent crime after University of Minnesota cuts ties with Minneapolis Police Department


(Reposted) – Peterson Family Update June 2020 – YouTube

Greg Hunter – Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.31.2020 – YouTube

WE ARE IN HUGE TROUBLE — Art Berman: Expect Oil prices to move down, then up, then WAY up – YouTube


When Pakistan tried to become a superpower – YouTube

CHINA IS A MESS — Communist Power Struggle to Take Down Xi Jinping – YouTube

Ice Age Fast, Aurora Quakes, Impossible Cluster | S0 News Jul.30.2020 – YouTube

It’s Time to Revisit “The Truman Show” – YouTube

Five Reasons Christians Should Learn about Islam – YouTube

Why Even Bother? – YouTube


Connecting The Dots Part 3 – YouTube

How Muhammad’s Best Quran Reciter Became an Apostate – YouTube

Is There No One to Defend Muhammad? – YouTube

(Language Warning) Vietnamese Women Kidnapped and Sold into China – YouTube

No Wonder! – YouTube

Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress After Rep. Gaetz Sends Criminal Referral to AG Barr Citing PV – YouTube

Pompeo’s “Crazy” Speech Angers China – YouTube

ZUCKERBERG LIED TO CONGRESS – nice — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg RESPONDS to Rep. Matt Gaetz over Project Veritas #ExposeFacebook Report – YouTube

The Two Congressional Hearings This Week Were A Waste of Time: The Level of Corruption Is Colossal – YouTube

Over 100 law enforcement agencies have withdrawn from the DNC – YouTube

Students say Founding Fathers are villains, can’t name any good they did – YouTube

American Dystopia, Part 2: San Francisco small business owner struggles with theft – YouTube

The Top Trending Google Searches in Every US State Throughout the 2010s – YouTube

FBI Arrests Chinese Military Researcher Who Hid in Consulate – YouTube

Israel-U.S. discuss Iran; UNIFIL probes recent events; Europe warns Turkey -TV7 Israel News 30.07.20 – YouTube

Islamic Ethics – YouTube

HERMAN CAIN DIED YESTERDAY. He was a good guy, and I’m sorry that he isn’t the President of the United States. I liked him better than Donald Trump, but too many didn’t agree. — Uncle Tom: In honor of Herman Cain – YouTube

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? – YouTube


Hey, you got this far? These are pretty good.

a – GIF – Imgur

Pfffffff fffffftttt – GIF – Imgur

Let’s all say thank you. – Imgur

This hurt my brain. – Imgur

Gas station Knowledge – GIF – Imgur

Mom makes the cutest noise towards the end – GIF – Imgur

They’re not wrong. – Imgur

Brain freeze!!!! – GIF – Imgur

Vicious wolf and dog encounter caught on video – GIF – Imgur

Rabbitnome – GIF – Imgur

LOL??? – funny post – Imgur

Two hungry kits – GIF – Imgur

Must defend my bowl….. WAIT – GIF – Imgur

Doggos makes everything better – GIF – Imgur

Great view of a fighter jet using flares and chaff. – GIF – Imgur

‘Tis but a scratch – GIF – Imgur

Off to the races – GIF – Imgur

Guard dog loses to kitten – GIF – Imgur

hallo frens, I am dog – dog post – Imgur

This massive 3D printer helped create an entire two-story house. – GIF – Imgur

Churchill quote – Imgur

No worries, that’ll buff right out! – GIF – Imgur

Stern gate of USS Iwo Jima seen from a deployed landing craft. – military post – Imgur

Need a few coins – funny post – Imgur

Please, take a moment to wash your eyes out – GIF – Imgur


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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22 thoughts on “The Benzo Trap and the End of the World”

    • From all that I’ve heard, this is a hard path. And, I have friends who have already had to deal with this. What they describe is awful. And, I will need to start down this road myself. And, we need to do this, because benzodiazepines will eventually be unavailable. May God bless you, WR. – JL

  1. I used a very small dose of Benzos for insomnia for quite a few years. No problems at all, but I wanted off because, like you, I suspected we will not have access in the future. I used medical marijuana tinctures. Very helpful and it worked with no side effects. MM tinctures, used appropriately, do not produce a “high” but are relaxing to the body and mind.

    I have wondered for years what would happen if all the drugs were suddenly unavailable. Anti-depressants, Benzos, hormone replacements, etc. That alone could produce an entire class of zombies.

  2. hey Brother john

    me to i tried to get off benzo i became a zombie now i started again also the second antidepressiva but i think i wont need it anymore because now i am to much sleep so the good news is i can get off soon but the benzo is not going to succeed wiihout lot of prayer its no life really with loneliness a have but was also very depressed
    so in near future the benzo i have only valeriaan to replace it buts its no help.this herb we have no canabis to buy legally its not for sale in our country
    yes the story is horrible hope to read some solution here

    kind regards

    sister nadine

  3. i my gosh i did stop at once the benzo i restarted i could have died wow a person warned me not to stop immediately i didnt listen i tried melatonine combined with valerian last year but i was not feeliing good i slept better than with only valerian but melatonine is a hormone you have to know the good amount doses
    i will see a specialist in future



    • Try taking magnesium citrate for sleep issues. My doctor (a general practitioner) who prescribed the antidepressants for me also said people who are low in magnesium have problems sleeping. I take one during the day and another before bedtime.

      Further, he has studied years on Vitamin D. People with depression may also be low in Vitamin D. And people who are not low in this vitamin don’t get sick as often; if they do, the person isn’t hit as hard.

      My doctor (who is also a devout believer) also recommended something called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy while taking the prescription. The idea is to change one’s way of thinking by looking at things from a different perspective, etc. Journaling is also key.

      Here where I live, our health care system had offered free counselling, so I took advantage of it while on my meds.

  4. I am currently on Celexa for PTSD and depression. A friend recommended CBD. Is this the same as MM? I react badly to marijuana, and so leery of taking it in even it’s “THC-free” form. Thanks.

    • It depends on what you are allergic to. As far as the tincture goes… I have no idea. The good thing is that CBD might lack the element that you react badly to. I hope that helps. I wish that we could try something like that in Taiwan. By the way, Celexa (citalopram) is an SSRI. I am taking something similar, Duloxetine, an SNRI. Both of these drugs are less dangerous than Benzodiazepines. – JL

      • Yep. Which is why my doctor has me on it, however, need to get off of it slowly.

        Also, there is less risk for suicidal ideation for my age bracket, but still being monitored.

        Thanks for the information.

  5. Wisconsin Gov mandates everyone to wear a mask even inside our homes or pay a $200 fine. If people still think this is all about a virus I really do feel sad. Mandates are not laws and laws have to go through the State legislature and voted on and then a Gov may or may not sign.

  6. Soo many things. I do not envy you having to kick a dependance. The reason I walked away from all that crap is the dances they made me do. If you don’t cooperate you can always find another Dr. It took months to get to the Dr, and it requires meds to get to the next one. Yes more horror stories!! You HAVE to have another round of injections in the back of your head, or!! The junk I been through just for meds is bizarre to say the least.. been off all of it since Dec. 2013, probly took a zillion aspirins, and have no desire to go down that road again. Many ppl have very good results with CBD, and medical seems to have better stability as edibles, but finding the right product is mindboggling with variety of choice nowadays. I am pretty sure I am highly allergic to benzos. Valium and Librium give me Manson eyes and puts me in a high speed rage. Guess what they gave me for coma in 79. Yeah gave me enough Thorazine to counteract, I came back to thevworldva week later. I was given darvocet to curb withdrawals in 06, with very few side effects. Keep chin up. Once over the hurdle of withdrawal, life gets smoother.

      • Iyou just think it’s boring at the time. More meds to stay on your feet, more meds to feel beyter, and try these the counteract thevside effects of these. Dance, dance, dance. Physician heal thyself!! Doctors get their advice from JAMA, and the rest, forgot all the alphabets what went to jail for lying to congress and everbody else. Journalbof psychiatric medicine is the worst. 290+ disorders, and not one test for any of it.

  7. Hi John,
    Praying for you,
    The Lord Bless you and keep you,
    And finish the work, He has begun in you.
    To His praise and Glory
    I Thank God for you and your testimony.
    In Jesus and fellowship


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