As America’s Left is getting ready to take down Trump, or at least trying to do so, the timing is perfect for me to present some pieces of advice to patriots out there who might wonder how exactly it is possible to survive in the very dangerous world we live in. That a bunch of thugs are trying to take out the good guys is nothing new. It is a movie that we have seen before. So to all political dissidents, resistants, right-wingers, alt-righters, in other terms everyone who is trying to fight the monstrous beast that is devouring the human race at this time, here is what I have to say to you, to help you, if it is possible. I am providing these tips and recommendations not necessarily in order of importance but rather randomly. Also, due to the sensitive nature of these tips, I invite you to read between the lines. As with any good book, the most interesting stuff is always between the lines. Here we go.
1- Try to compartmentalize your life as much as possible. To avoid the very uncomfortable situation in which Henrik Palmgren and Lana Lokteff of Red Ice TV found themselves when their website was hacked recently, it is important that you separate, as much as possible, the four basic categories of your life: Your source of income, your political life, your sentimental life and your friendships. In the case of this nice couple who is running Red Ice TV, it is impossible for them to do otherwise since everything they do is mingled together. In effect, their political activity, which they do as a couple, is at the same time their main source of income. That’s a fundamental mistake that you, out there, who might be thinking about jumping in into the political landscape should avoid. A political activist should never expect to gain a salary from a political activity. It is wiser to have a job and keep it rather than to expect donations to pour in. Also, to depend on Youtube advertisement revenue to pay your bills is not very smart, as Youtube can pull the plug on you at any time. Regarding personal matters now, your sentimental life should remain outside both your job environment and your political engagement. To have a relationship at work has the tendency to complicate things greatly and it can put your job at jeopardy sometimes. You can have friends at work but make sure they never meet with your other friends that you might have at social clubs for example. I am bringing that up because the more your life is integrated into one big piece, the easier you are to be taken down. All your enemies have to do is to craft one single operation and you are out. On the other hand, if your life is compartmentalized, these same enemies now have to craft several smaller operations to destroy you. It represents more work and so more possibility for failure. In other terms, don’t make it too easy for our enemies to attack and destroy us. Compartmentalization puts barriers and safety mechanisms that will prevent a total destruction of your life.
2- Lose your illusions on social media. Social media platforms don’t care about you. They care about their profit and their reputation. Also, when you register on them, you have to understand that you are being reduced to the electronic trail that you leave. And for the Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc, of this world, that’s what you are, an electronic trail. So to contemplate the idea that these companies could and should respect your rights is rather grotesque. Users of social media can use these platforms as much as they want, for free… But wait a minute. Have you ever wondered why it is ‘free’? In this world, nothing is free. There is a price for everything. So the only logical conclusion to all this is that for social media, the content you upload on their platforms has a value that is, at least, equal to a monthly fee that you could provide. A residential phone line may costs around 20 to 30 dollars in Canada or the U.S. Now if you consider that with Facebook for example, you can reach your friends and contacts anywhere around the world, at any time, and as much as you want, and that service is supposed to be ‘free’? There is something that we don’t understand here. If social media platforms don’t charge us for the great service that they are providing, it can only mean that they make much more money differently. Spontaneously, you could say that they are maybe selling our data, or electronic trail, out there to the highest bidder. But there is worse. The data provided by the millions of users constitutes a gigantic data bank on persons. And that is absolutely invaluable. There are so many ways that this information can be exploited, against us most of the time. Some might even take control of the whole planet with that. It is a pity that, lured by the gratuitousness of their service, so many individuals have put literaly their whole lives on Facebook and Twitter.
3- Stop considering your appartment or house as a safe zone. We live in a very dangerous world. Everywhere is a theater of war. Anything can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. You should not consider what you call ‘home’ as a safe place. We live surrounded by electronics. These devices can record all kinds of information about us and send them to third parties that we are not even aware of. This information then can be exploited against you by anyone who has the will and the capability. If it is not already the case, you should behave at ‘home’ the same way you behave in a public place. Recently, a woman in the Province of Quebec made a troubling discovery. She found that one of her neighbours was spying on her. He had installed cameras in the attic and through the walls. If it happened to her, it can happen to you. To see the complete story, if you read French, you can see this article.
4- Stop considering food products as safe by default. You should always be extremely careful about what you eat. Don’t take for granted that it is safe, whether you are at home, at the supermarket or at a restaurant. A lot of chemicals, vaccines, pesticides, hormones, etc, are added to food products in the non-organic food industry. Mega food corporations are in a business that is very profitable are every decisions they make is made for profit. You should make food choices that will favor your health and your safety, not you wallet. Everybody understand that grocery is expensive but you shouldn’t take any chances. Use your brain and if you have any doubts about certain products, don’t use them. Destroy them instead.
5- Our elites are not after the terrorists, they are after you. Sad but true. That’s why it is important to remind ourselves how difficult it is to be a political dissident in the West. The West is no longer free. It has become a new Soviet Union, disguised behind the numerous flags of the countries of Europe and North America. To a large extent, the terror threat has been fabricated in order to strip the populations of their rights and then seize their wealth. If you look at the history of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, that’s exactly what happened. We are being told of a terror threat and so forth, but when it comes down to legislation on the matter, it is always citizens, patriots and nationalists who get hammered down the most. Recently, after giving 10.5 millions dollars to Omar Khadr, a terrorist, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada struck again. He gave another large portion of Canadian tax-payers’ money, 31.3 millions dollars to be precise, to three men of Middle East extraction suspected of terrorist activity. It speaks volumes about what is the real agenda of these elites and who is considered an ally and who a friend. So, in that context, it is important that you realize that you will meet considerable opposition and hostility if you choose to continue on the path of resistance and political dissidence. You have to expect to be put under surveillance, at least for a certain period of time. That surveillance may include the fact of being followed, recorded and filmed, at least for a while. Of course, all situations are different. There are significant variations from country to country, and between individuals. There are not two cases that are exactly similar. And the term ‘surveillance’ most be understood in a broad sense. In effect, during the time you are being ‘surveilled’, considerable pressure can be put on you using various techniques of harassment and intimidation. This harassment and intimidation has the obvious goal of trying to make you quit the path of resistance in favor of the herd. And here you have to make a choice. You have to decide whether you are man or a woman of conviction or not. You are the only one who can make that call.
As I am reflecting on the future that is looming for humankind, I can’t help but to think that we are heading toward destruction. The world is collapsing and unless there is a serious course correction in our values and in our behavior, it will be a complete catastrophe. Time is running out.
Nous vivons dans un monde de fous. La vie privée a disparu, l’habeas corpus et le concept même d’identité ont volé en éclats. Asselineau présente ici certains exemples montrant comment tout cela se manifeste dans l’Europe d’aujourd’hui.
Chris Hedges is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute. Here, he discusses and compares two forms of fascism, one focused on pleasure and another focused rather on surveillance. Welcome to the modern world.