I started Omega Shock more than ten years ago, because I saw that we were in a lot of trouble. Suffering, violence and death were coming, and I didn’t want any of you to be caught by it.
Unfortunately, what I warned about, is now here.
Of course, my track record on timing is terrible, so I’m hoping that what I see now will be pushed back a bit. I really don’t want to live through what’s coming, but it’s not like any of us have a choice.
The foundations are crumbling.
Brace for impact.
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When Foundations are Destroyed
Look around you.
No, really. Stop reading and literally look up at everything around you.
Depending on where you are, who you are and what you are doing, almost nothing that you see was built with your own hands. Unless you cut the wood or poured the concrete, very little in your home or place of work was of your own making. You didn’t create the car that you drive or build the bus or train that you ride in. Unless you are a part of the 2% that are farmers, you almost certainly didn’t grow the food that you eat. But, you did contribute something to the society that provides those things to you.
Whether now, or in the past, you invested time, effort and thoughtfulness into something that has value, and civilization rewarded you with tokens (money) that you exchanged for what you needed and wanted. And, there are billions of people, doing this every day. And, they do it, because they trust the system in which they live and work.
Civilization Vs. The Barbarians
Confidence and trust are the foundation of that system we all work in. There literally cannot be a civilization without that foundation. It’s one of many reasons why I have paid attention to Martin Armstrong. He understands all of that.
Unfortunately, the system and its foundation has a lot of enemies. The Greeks called them βάρβαρος (barbaros) or barbarian. They were the opposite of the πολίτης (politis) or citizen. And, for thousands of years, there has been an unceasing war between barbarism and civilization.
Up to this point, civilization was winning its fight against the barbarians within and the barbarians without. Unfortunately, that long list of victories is about to end. Oh, I’m sure that we’ll get a few more wins in before it’s all over, but the barbarians among us and the barbarians outside have gotten too strong.
We stopped defending the idea of ‘The Rule of Law’. We corrupted the idea of morality. We redefined democracy to be what the rich and powerful want. We debased our education. We created too many parasites and not enough symbionts. Too many takers and not enough builders.
The Christian Foundation
Of course, as Christians, we know how this works. It’s called sin. And sin is the ultimate destroyer of civilization and the core of barbarism. Those who are immoral are the barbarians in our midst. They are the ones who have destroyed education, culture, entertainment, finance, banking, manufacturing, the Rule of Law, medicine and even the food that we eat and the water that we drink.
They are all infected with a terminal case of barbarians.
When a judge says that she can’t tell you what a woman is, because she isn’t a biologist, that’s a barbarian. When a teacher teaches Critical Race Theory, that’s a barbarian. When a movie star promotes sex without consequences, that’s a barbarian. When a banker makes risky bets with your money, that’s a barbarian. When a company moves manufacturing overseas, that’s a barbarian. When governments crush peaceful opposition to unlawful decrees, those are barbarians. When chemical companies claim to own the DNA of the wheat and corn farmers plant, or take the water under your feet and sell it to you – those are barbarians.
Every one of the sins that horrify you is an act of barbarism.
Unfortunately, most of the countries and peoples of this world aren’t very far from barbarism themselves. South America, Africa and most of Asia have all been just one step away from societal collapse for centuries. For them, civilization is a recent phenomenon.
Even here in Taiwan, a country that produces some of the best technology in the world, has enjoyed only a very few decades of democracy and the rule of law. China, which makes the computers and cell phones that allow you to read this, has never experienced anything like what Taiwan has.
I’ve spent half my life wandering bits of Asia and Europe. And, I can tell you with complete and utter certainty that true civilization is truly rare. And with our own hands, we are tearing down what little we have left. To put it another way:
You cannot have civilization without morality.
You cannot have morality without God.
All of that reminded me of this verse from Psalms:
If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?
– Psalm 11:3 (NKJV)
People have tried to claim that morality is possible without a belief in God, but they’ve been about as successful as those who claim that the definition of the words ‘man’ and ‘woman’ are anything that you want it to mean. And now that we face civilization-crushing challenges, we lack the morality and faith in God that will see us through.
Doomberg Clarifies The Danger
One of the most dangerous of these challenges was communicated eloquently by Doomberg:
You can’t have food without energy, and that has meant a dramatic increase in the cost of everything that farmers need to produce food. Worse, it’s a disaster that the West is unprepared for. And, as I was writing all the above, Doomberg posted this article on his Substack:
Farmers on the Brink
That article starts out with a memorable quote:
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Doomberg and his team are exceptional thinkers and writers. And, their sense of irony is cosmic. Furthermore, their scientific foundation is impeccable, and their forecasting is profound. This is why you must pay attention to what he is saying here. And, I want to take the liberty of sharing three important paragraphs from this article:
While the concept of a perfect storm is often too casually assigned in popular culture, it is difficult to find a more apt description of what has been unfolding in the global agriculture markets over these past several months. The tempest caused by the European energy disaster has merged with the hurricane of consequences flowing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, forming the genesis of a generational crisis in food that will leave few unaffected. While we’ve been warning about just such a scenario for some time, after spending the past two weeks traveling across the US Midwest and conferring with our contacts in the agricultural sector, even we are a little spooked by what we’ve learned. In a financial crash, the correlation between all asset classes converges to one. The coming crash in global food supply will be driven by a similar phenomenon across virtually every input into farming – they are all spiking to historic highs simultaneously, supply availability is diminishing across the spectrum, and the time to reverse the worst of the upcoming consequences is rapidly running short.
We believe we are at the onset of a global famine of historic proportions. In a staggering defiance of logic, many US politicians are still attacking the lifeblood of our own energy production infrastructure, looking to score political points against “the other team,” blaming price-taking producers of global commodities for gouging, threatening producers of energy with windfall profits taxes, resisting calls to remove bureaucratic hurdles to new production, and refusing to open an introductory physics textbook to help guide them through the suite of policy choices that require true leadership to get right. They remain stuck in an endless loop of platitudes, blamestorming, corruption, and ignorance.
At Doomberg, we pride ourselves on seeing patterns early and being months ahead of the news flow. We are consistently human-centric. Never have we been more certain in our beliefs while fervently wishing that we are wrong. A global famine is no joke, and correctly forecasting one would bring no joy.
I feel bad about sharing so much of that article, but those paragraphs describe one of the things that I’ve been yelling about for a decade:
The Ride of the Black Horse
This will be a truly terrible event that will kill millions. But, if you read all of Revelation 6, you’ll see the ride of the horse that comes before it:
3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
– Revelation 6:3-4 (NKJV)
That ride of the Red Horse is all about the barbarians who will tear their own societies apart, and the societies around them. They will be the first to take peace from the earth and kill one another, because their grasp of civilization and the rule of law was always weak, at best.
This means that Africa and Asia will consume itself in an orgy of violence and bloodshed.
Those countries most willing to fight, will be the ones to start. And, this article from 2017 caught my attention this week:
Percentage of Europeans Who Are Willing To Fight A War For Their Country
The top four are these:
- 74% – Finland
- 73% – Turkey
- 62% – Ukraine
- 59% – Russia
Yes, Even More Russia
Except for Finland, that list should not be a surprise to anyone, and Ukraine is only there because they – like Finland – are afraid of Russia. And, our focus has been riveted on Russia because of their invasion of Ukraine. Here is how I responded to an excellent question by DRG from last week’s article:
The [US] neocons are intent on expanding the American Imperium. There is no dirty trick that they will not use. The number of civilians they kill is meaningless to them. Suffering peasants is unimportant. They are demonic.
The problem is that they are not the only demonic entities playing on the world stage. Russia, China, India, Africa – they all have their share of psychopaths who seek power, no matter who suffers, even if it means the destruction of their own country.
This is literally a universal problem. In fact, any organization over about 100 to 150 people usually gets taken over by psychopaths. This includes churches, by the way. It’s a very big reason why large religious institutions should avoided. It’s also a core reason why ‘small government conservatives’ are right. If you wish for peace, freedom and prosperity, keep your government small and make morality a core demand for who you vote for.
Then, we have Russia. We forget that the concept of ‘Rule of Law’ is foreign to Asia. Even the most modern Asian countries, like Taiwan, don’t really believe in it. This has been especially true about Russia.
It was the Protestant Reformation that brought us the concept of ‘Rule of Law’ to the world. That’s a long story all by itself, but suffice it to say that it overthrew the ‘divine right of kings’ in Europe. Unfortunately, it didn’t spread to Russia fast enough to beat the Marxists (paid for by the Kaiser’s gold) who overthrew the Czars, plunging Russia into a long night of Communism.
When Communism collapsed, Russia still didn’t have a concept of the ‘Rule of Law’. It does not exist in Russian society. (Look up why Russia imports baseball bats.) So, it has always been natural for them to elect presidents-for-life. It’s why Putin has ruled for more than 20 years. And, he got his start in the gangster politics of Saint Petersburg. (Yes, gangsters. I kid you not.)
Putin reined in the gangsters that rose under Yeltsin, and substituted them with his own. (Look up siloviki) That has its own story that I don’t mind telling, but don’t have the time. All of Putin’s inner circle are corrupt. A great example is the head of the military – Sergei Shoigu. Classic corruption and the #1 reason why Russia is currently having trouble.
So, why did Putin invade Ukraine?
Literally domestic politics – with a sprinkling of other issues. It’s why countries have gone to war in the past, and this one is no different. And, you will notice the language that he uses when speaking to Russians – de-Nazification and the Russian Orthodox Church. That speaks to his power base – aging Russians who remember World War II and who are compatible with Orthodox ideology. Not theology. Ideology.
Furthermore, Putin has had a lot of success with ‘Short Victorious Wars’. And yes, that’s a thing. America does it all the time – especially when there is a political crisis at home. There’s nothing like a few good air strikes to divert attention from a juicy scandal. And, Putin used the ‘terrorist attacks’ in Moscow and the Chechen war to aid his political aspirations.
I also wonder about Belarus. Putin has worked hard to keep Lukashenko dependent on Russia. The same for Kazakhstan. And, they have a saying in China – kill a chicken to scare the monkey (殺雞儆猴). Engaging in a Short Victorious War in Ukraine, would intimidate Belarus and the ‘Stans in central Asia.
Notice also when Putin chose to go to war: September/October. Some Russia watchers saw the Battalion Tactical Groups move out of their bases across Russia in December, but I didn’t – which is why I was surprised at this invasion. That was 75% of Russia’s combat-ready forces. And, I completely missed it.
When did the Afghan debacle happen?
It demonstrated NATO weakness, and a big political opportunity. Also, Europe was completely and utterly dependent upon Russian energy, so he calculated that any blow-back would be temporary. He was very nearly right.
It should be clear that Putin miscalculated. He thought that he could get Ukraine cheaply. A few days of war. Rattle the Ukrainian government. Get political concessions. Go home. Victory parade.
But, the Russian military had not been maintaining its equipment, and their training was technical and not tactical. This allowed well-trained and motivated Ukrainians to ambush Russian columns and destroy billions of dollars of equipment. It was a disaster. An avoidable disaster.
So, Russia has changed tactics and gone back to its tried and true methods of bombing cities flat – just like Grozny. And right now, we are hearing reports of Belarus joining Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. This will be a brutal massacre of the Ukrainian people.
And, it’s all about politics. It always is.
The best that you can do is to keep praying. Stock up on what you normally eat. Make friends with a farmer who has either a well with a hand pump – or free standing water. God provides, and He doesn’t expect more than our best. My greatest concern right now is the suffering in Ukraine and what’s coming in the Third World.
(Thanks for such thoughtful questions, DRG!)
Another writer in the energy sector, Irina Slav, tweeted something today that I have to agree with:
I thought I’d have to wait for this for another 4-5 years but: I told you so. Welcome to 90s Bulgaria. https://t.co/VTVAClMguI
— Irina Slav_Energy (@SlavEnergy) March 26, 2022
She lived through ’90s Bulgaria, and now we will too. And, I also thought that we’d have another 4-5 years before we saw all this.
Kids, it’s time to brace for impact.
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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