Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Greetings good citizen,

The best advice about giving advice is to be wary if not downright reluctant to do so, the wise don’t need it and fools won’t heed it. That said, advice taken out of context is often disastrous.

Which is to point out that a lot of advice is worthless as well as being extremely ‘context sensitive’ as you will find here

Mr. Hughes-Smith ‘assumes’ his readers enjoy a certain degree of, er, ‘liquidity’ that just isn’t there for ‘average’ people. Worse, few tend to have a clue as to what constitutes ‘average’.

It is not surprising, good citizen, that there are far more ‘destitute’ people out there than the media would have you believe. The MSM writes for the top twenty percent of the income distribution, the rest, er, is there a way to put this delicately…don’t matter.

Who gives a flying fuck about poor people living in slums out in the god-forsaken wastelands that surround this nation’s cities?

Maybe you? If you don’t, you should! You see, chances are good that YOU live in one of those god-forsaken wastelands, you just don’t think things are ‘that bad’.

Ironically, this is due to a phenomenon known as ‘what you’ve become accustomed to’.

Pick up the local rag and what do you see?

The same old, same old, right? The usual crimes taking place in the same ‘bad’ neighborhoods that they always happen in. You don’t live there…what you’re missing is you don’t live very far from there, do you?

Read about the location of the latest crime in the paper and give the perp a car, how long would it take them to get to your house?

Surprise, not that they’d have a reason to land on your doorstep, today anyway.

But I digress, we were talking about ‘advice’, which is only tangentially related.

I don’t like giving advice, for the same reasons you should keep your trap shut whenever someone asks ‘What do you think’ (the correct response is ‘Why do you care?’)

Blogging isn’t about ‘giving advice’; it is about expressing one’s opinion.

It is my ‘opinion’ that you should have a small stockpile of non-perishable food to tide you over when foraging doesn’t prove as productive as you had hoped.

It is also my opinion that you should arm yourself. You don’t need to buy a machine gun, if you are skilled enough with the weapon of necessity, you can get all of the machineguns you want. If you’re impatient and a shitty shot chances are good you won’t survive long anyway.

Same thing with the ‘modest’ stockpile of food, over reliance on pre-packaged foods (failure to educate yourself on what is wild/edible) is planning to fail, you’re doomed from the start.

That, my friends, is all of the ‘advice’ I have…use it wisely, or don’t, your choice.

I find it, er, disturbing how captive we all are to our ‘preceptions’…and how easily those perceptions are ‘manipulated’.

The sooner you accept that you possess a head full of nonsense, the better off you’ll be!

Thanks for letting me inside your head,

(I swear I didn’t leave any nonsense behind!)


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