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"Location, location, location"...
« on: March 11, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »

The power of the state rested on 2 things: the army and taxes. And if you wanna create an army or raise taxes (or both) it's helpful to have a sedentary population that spends most of it's time producing food, because food is very valuable to a state; while gold and palaces are beautiful, you can't feed them to your army.

Hill cultures are formed by people running away from 'civilisation'. People flee to the hills because it makes it hard for states to find and conquer them.
Hill people are not people waiting to becomes 'civilized'; they're refugees from civilisation itself.
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The above is a classic [YouTube] CrashCourse episode on 'civilisation' and why people head for the hills when apparently 'everything worthwhile' is happening down in the valley...

Particularly check out what John Green has to say @ 5, 6 & 7 minutes of this presentation (if you don't have the time to watch the whole thing [which i wholly endorse]).
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YouTube classic
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 10:06:44 PM »
The above is a classic [YouTube] CrashCourse episode
:-\ If it wasn't clear... Click on image to go to the vid.  :P

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Re: "Location, location, location"...
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 10:13:09 AM »
Looks interesting...

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Re: "Location, location, location"...
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 04:14:50 PM »
Looks interesting...
It was interesting--when I clicked on it, I was taken to a video of the guy talking, and he was about half way through his presentation.  Yes, interesting, and I agree with much of it.

He does add what he perceives to be some of the benefits or perks of civilization such as antibiotics, internet, etc.  However I'd add that antibiotics never needed to  have been invented, nor other drugs of civilization, when you ponder how pretty much all bodies of water are now contaminated with every pharmaceutical man has ever manufactured, and probably some that are breakdown products; those bodies of water are also polluted with dioxins and thousands of other noxious chemicals.  Ahhh, civilization.

Agriculture to some is what has allowed our species to flourish, but from the very beginning agriculture is what allowed kings to be kings.  You can elaborate in many ways from that statement but it's true and agriculture has probably been the biggest blunder humans ever allowed to occur. 

And if we had remained in touch with Nature, we wouldn't need the internet.  We could tune in to our Wise Minds, Subconscious, Higher Self, or whatever we want to call it, and learn what we need to know.  The Kogi in Colombia can do that, as can a few other remnant populations, although development probably threatens every single one of them.

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Re: "civilization" & 'agriculture'...
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 07:47:30 PM »
Frankly, i have a problem with the word "civilization" when there's not much civilized going on there... I try to avoid that word in relation to modern culture, preferring to call it "sophisticated barbarism".

They say man's greatest (technological) achievements come about in times of war and a similar argument may then be made for or against 'civilization'. I think it's simple: just because certain (good) things came about one way or another, does not mean they could not come about some other [perhaps good] way, as well or even better. It tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy with folks demanding things happen a certain way and therefore they just always do.

I say: until mankind embraces some kind of culture that religiously [perhaps literally] respects the vulnerability of the infant mind and the destructiveness of the authoritarian trauma, the world will always be run over by power mongers and incompetent parasites. So until we get there, it's best to stay out of mankind's way altogether and head for the hills.
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FEMA
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 11:37:00 PM »
FEMA is a case in point; based on the proof the late [assassinated] William Cooper offers in his classic Behold A Pale Horse [half the book consists of documents to prove what he says], one must reevaluate what "FEMA" is...

Mainstream culture naively translates the meaning of "Federal Emergency Management Agency" into something benign along the lines of:
"National [i.e. "Federal"] Agency/Office to Manage Emergencies. But obviously that's not what FEMA's even called...

According to William Cooper (and indeed logic and experience), "F.E.M.A." can and should be understood to mean the following:
"An Agency for the Emergency Management [i.e. "martial law"] of the Federation" And our dear friend Cooper [who sacrificed his life to get this message out] argues clearly how what FEMA really is, is a shadow government in place to take outright control of the United States (and the U.S.A. [separate entities, if you didn't know]) as soon as martial law is declared.
["U.S." = the "Federation"; "U.S.A." = the country and it's inhabitants].

This is why FEMA does such a piss poor job of dealing with calamities: it's not their job! When FEMA comes by after Katrina or whatever, all they're really doing is taking advantage of the situation to practice the implementation of martial law. They're not there to help people, they're there to manage the situation and get hands-on experience for their people with martial law reality.

So, in this light, the U.S. is an especially treacherous country to be in once TSHTF since there's already an agency in place ready to pounce on the public, armed with over a billion hollow point rounds, concentration camps, and millions of cheap coffins for multiple people... I mean, really, there's only so much one can do in the shadows and in the end, how many Germans even knew about Auschwitz and the like while that was going on...? A few, for sure. But mainstreamers always ignore the few and focus on what's convenient to accept...

Anyway, in the end all i'm saying is that if there's one country in the world where heading for the hills ain't gonna cut it, it's the U.S. since they have a sophisticated trained agency in place to weed out y'all 'hillbillies' and other lovers of freedom...
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Re: FEMA
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 05:37:29 PM »
FEMA is a case in point; based on the proof the late [assassinated] William Cooper offers in his classic Behold A Pale Horse [half the book consists of documents to prove what he says], one must reevaluate what "FEMA" is...

Mainstream culture naively translates the meaning of "Federal Emergency Management Agency" into something benign along the lines of:
"National [i.e. "Federal"] Agency/Office to Manage Emergencies. But obviously that's not what FEMA's even called...

According to William Cooper (and indeed logic and experience), "F.E.M.A." can and should be understood to mean the following:
"An Agency for the Emergency Management [i.e. "martial law"] of the Federation" And our dear friend Cooper [who sacrificed his life to get this message out] argues clearly how what FEMA really is, is a shadow government in place to take outright control of the United States (and the U.S.A. [separate entities, if you didn't know]) as soon as martial law is declared.
["U.S." = the "Federation"; "U.S.A." = the country and it's inhabitants].

This is why FEMA does such a piss poor job of dealing with calamities: it's not their job! When FEMA comes by after Katrina or whatever, all they're really doing is taking advantage of the situation to practice the implementation of martial law. They're not there to help people, they're there to manage the situation and get hands-on experience for their people with martial law reality.

So, in this light, the U.S. is an especially treacherous country to be in once TSHTF since there's already an agency in place ready to pounce on the public, armed with over a billion hollow point rounds, concentration camps, and millions of cheap coffins for multiple people... I mean, really, there's only so much one can do in the shadows and in the end, how many Germans even knew about Auschwitz and the like while that was going on...? A few, for sure. But mainstreamers always ignore the few and focus on what's convenient to accept...

Anyway, in the end all i'm saying is that if there's one country in the world where heading for the hills ain't gonna cut it, it's the U.S. since they have a sophisticated trained agency in place to weed out y'all 'hillbillies' and other lovers of freedom...
You're correct about Cooper.  I have his book around here somewhere and it was several years after I read it that I learned that he knew too much about 9-11 and that's the main reason they took him out, although his book alone would have given some of TPTB reason.

And yeah, I remember how the head of FEMA, during the peak time of the Katrina disaster, spent three days in Washington debating on which of his expensive suits to wear to the press conference.

The illusion that FEMA is our "emergency management" agency is presented and sold to the American people, but it is just that--an illusion.  It has other agendas.

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Re: political illusions...
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 01:29:42 AM »
In the 'sovereignty community' such deceit by means of hollow phrases is called "word of art".  Others might sometimes call it "Orwellian". Hence the link i supplied to the topic of sovereignty; in the end even survival is political...   :-X
(Or is it: "especially survival is political...?)

It's disgusting, it's unwelcome, it's unfair... but there it is.
See Travolta's Battlefield Earth...
(Hero of the movie is "Barry Pepper"; now why did i read "Very Prepper"... ?  ;D )
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