A second riposte to Firepower’s critique of the Mindweapon approach.
Namely, that focusing on the technology and techniques of sustainable and high yield per unit of energy input food production is somehow “going backwards” or not doing what it takes to do real, effective politics.
Firepower advocates using one’s land to train snipers, and focus on weapons manufacturing, because, according to him, the next war is just like the last war — all hot lead and cold steel. And that this is the ONLY kind of real war that there is. Dumbing down Mindwar against us as children is not war. Corn/wheat/soybeans diets for the low information masses is not a form of war. Oh no, of course not! It’s just he way things happened. They feed people packaged food that destroys their gut and their brain, and then Michelle Obama says, “I wish you wouldn’t eat so much packaged food!” Well duh, then put out different food! The low information voters eat what you put in front of them.
Firepower wants us to focus on hot lead and cold steel, and training for assassination, even though this country is already packed to the gills with firearms enthusiasts and ex-military who don’t necessarily like the government. The Oathkeepers and Sovereign Citizens got that covered. I am neither, but I’m glad those rebels exist.
I believe that I have extrapolated a new possible future; a future where the ruling oligarchs mess things up so bad that they lose control, and our biggest challenge is basic survival. A collapse of complexity, aka The Long Emergency.
You can accuse me of yearning for a Deus Ex Machina in this. But if it’s even remotely possible, then proactively adapting to it while we have technology and knowledge available to us is not a waste of time.
It looks like the oligarchs who turned farming into an industrial rather than biological enterprise have destroyed the future of mass scale meat production and anti-biotics in one fell swoop.
Antibiotics revolutionized medicine in the 1940s, saving millions of lives over the last 70 years. But during that time bacteria have evolved to become resistant to certain antibiotics. The more antibiotics we use, the quicker resistance builds up. This has deadly repercussions.
In the report, “ Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013,” the CDC estimates (conservatively) that 2 million people in the U.S. get antibiotic-resistant infections, and 23,000 die from them every year.
In addition to the loss of life, it’s also costly.
“In most cases, antibiotic-resistant infections require prolonged and/or costlier treatments, extend hospital stays, necessitate additional doctor visits and healthcare use, and result in greater disability and death compared with infections that are easily treatable with antibiotics,” the report states. “Estimates vary but have ranged as high as $20 billion in excess direct healthcare costs, with additional costs to society for lost productivity as high as $35 billion a year (2008 dollars).”
One of the biggest culprits is our overuse and misuse of antibiotics in medicine. “Research has shown that as much as 50% of the time, antibiotics are prescribed when they are not needed or they are misused (for example, a patient is given the wrong dose),” the report says. “This not only fails to help patients; it might cause harm. This inappropriate use of antibiotics unnecessarily promotes antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are a limited resource. The more that antibiotics are used today, the less likely they will still be effective in the future.”
But there’s another culprit—our feedlot system of raising animals for meat and dairy in “concentrated animal feeding operations” (CAFOs).
“Antibiotics are also commonly used in food animals to prevent, control, and treat disease, and to promote the growth of food-producing animals,” says the report.
The report states unequivocally: “The use of antibiotics for promoting growth is not necessary, and the practice should be phased out.”
So we navigate between Scylla and Charybdis. On the left, we see the possible end of the antibiotic era, and a return to a time when people would die of an urinary tract infection, or need to get a limb cut off if it got a staph infection that is resistant to all antibiotics, even the magic bullets like Cipro.
On the right, we see the possibility that meat farms will be forced to end the use of antibiotics in meat production. They could very well have antibiotic resistant outbreaks in the Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).
In CAFOs, the thousands of animals are held in close quarters, conditions which are very conducive to spread of bacterial and viral disease. I don’t know how they control viral diseases, but they control bacterial infection by keeping the all the animals on antibiotics, all the time. Any microbiologist knows that this is the perfect condition for evolving antibiotic resistant supergerms. The US Government that allows this knows this. Two possibilities:
1. Short sighted incompetence.
2. They want to end the age of antibiotics and cull billions.
I think it’s #1.
The end of the age of antibiotics sounds scarier than the end of mass meat production. But losing animal protein is also a horror. Have you ever met a sane vegan? Neither have I.
We need animal protein to lubricate our neurons. Without animal protein we become stupid and crazy.
Children who don’t eat animal protein grow up physically and mentally stunted.
Meat, however, is replaceable by chicken eggs. One can live on eggs as the sole source of animal protein. Insect larvae is also a source of animal protein. Or the chickens can eat the farm raised larvae (among other things) and give you eggs, if you don’t want to eat BSF maggots with every meal. The feedstock of Black Soldier Flies is vegetable compost. Or just vegetables, if you produce a huge surplus and want to convert some of it into protein. By the way, I just ordered a biopod. I’m going to raise BSF and trade them for eggs instead of cash to the person we buy eggs from.
The Mindweapon theory is that the Powers that Be TPTB are incompetent and are going to lose control over the economy and therefore the culture. They will lose this control because the Corn Syrup Cornucopia is failing and will fail comprehensively. We will know that it failed comprehensively when food is expensive and animal protein is considered a luxury.
The worst nightmare of TPTB is White Americans not marching to the feedlots for their corn syrup slops, but instead going feral and producing for themselves and trading among themselves. Such people have no incentive to go along with tbhe Cultural Marxist agenda whatsoever. It was only the control of “prosperity” and corn syrup that so empowered the baggy eyed Bolsheviks — their control of the Middle American bread basket and Jordie military heroes.
They are on the brink of losing control of both. Two data points:
1. They failed to attack Syria (so far). Richard Spencer thinks that the new, multicultural Obama’s America of non-whites and non-white immigrants means a country that doesn’t have the will to go to war. An “unpatriotic” country, if you will. To a 1980’s white conservative who took being White for granted, this is the worst nightmare. To a 2013 White nationalist, this is the defeat of the neocon faction of Jewish Cultural Marxism. Conservatism is likely to be retaken by real conservatives — racial conservatives.
2. The vast and exponentially growing underground trade in food, which will only grow stronger as the Corn Syrup Cornucopia grows weaker.
This is the war that is going on, and we are turning the tide. Join us.