Monday, September 9, 2013

Zombie Nation


Awhile ago, I asked the question "What is it about Survivalists and Zombies?".  Well, I believe that I have the answer to my own question.  It's all about identifying the enemy.

When children are little, their world is so cut and dried.  They see things in black and white.  They play "Cops and Robbers" and "Cowboys and Indians".  On one side you have the "good guys" and on the other side you have the "bad guys".  There is no blurring of lines or gray areas.  Just good and bad.  And the good guys always win.  Always.

The world in which we now find ourselves is completely subjective.  There is no good or bad, right or wrong, just or unjust.  It's all relative - depending upon your point of view.  Once, our elected officials were held in high esteem and served with integrity and honesty.  Now, they openly do drugs, "sext" their constituents and defile their offices with unending regularity.  Although there is still honor in their position, the people occupying those positions are far from honorable.   Once, our police officers were regarded for their commitment to serve and protect.  They were trusted and revered.  Now, you are by far more likely to be killed by a police officer than you are by a terrorist*.  Tell me again who the good guys are?  The list could go on and on.  Priests and pastors used to be revered men of God - the very best of us - and now many populate an ever growing list of pedophiles and sexual deviants.   Even some teachers, entrusted with our most precious treasures, have joined the ranks of predators.   The lines between the good guys and the bad guys just keep getting fuzzier.

And now we have the rise of Zombies.  Really, it was inevitable.  Human nature needs to be able to identify the good guys and the bad guys.  In a society where you can no longer tell who is good and who is bad, where the lines have been blurred past recognition, you have to create those definitions for yourself.  When you no longer know if your government, your military, your police force, your educational institutions or your churches are allies or enemies, you create a world in which your enemy is easily identifiable and ultimately defeat-able.  In a desperate attempt to define good versus evil, you create the ultimate, non-negotiable survival scenario - the Zombie Apocalypse.

Unfortunately, the cataclysm our nation is facing will not be quite so cut-and-dried as a Zombie Apocalypse.  It will be far more insidious and difficult to maneuver.  Rather than just hacking the head off the nearest embodiment of the undead, we will have to use discernment and wisdom to identify our enemy.   History has shown us that our enemy often comes masqueraded as the giver of light.  He promises safety, equality and abundance for all, while quietly setting his snares for our destruction.

Beware not the Zombie, but rather the giver of gifts.


* Statistic for fatalities due to terrorism and police officers.

39 comments:

  1. "Over 400 were killed by the police with 330 of those attributed to police misconduct." I call BS on that, sorry...where that stat come from??!!

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    1. I included links with statistics. I think the numbers are pretty solid. I'm not anti-cop - just anti-bad guy, whatever form they take.

      Enola

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    2. Enola, I respect you and your blog. I checked your link and all I could find was: "There were at least 155 Americans killed by police officers in the United States in 2011. That means that you were more than 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than by a terrorist." NOTHING about "attributed to police misconduct" Can you please let me know where the "police misconduct" part came from?

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    3. The "fatality misconduct" number came from copblock.com. I believe they are a cop watchdog group. Most of the statistic that I have read indicate an average of 400 officer related shootings (I don't know if they are all fatalities) per year. I'm sure some of those shootings are justifiable, however I am sure that some were not.

      Enola

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    4. Anonymous;
      I did delete the "misconduct" because I cannot truly verify the numbers. I'll let you know if I find anything else.
      Enola

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    5. Thanks Enola, I knew you would do the right thing..

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  2. We live in a relatively low population crime free area - that said, who here, other than my spouse, has been pulled over in a quiet residential area on his/her way home from work for "driving too close to the middle of the road" at 3:00 am? If that is not "I have the power to stop you, learn your business and search your vehicle I am not sure what is....." Nothing found - no charges filed. This was in abut 2001.

    When in college my brother and a few of his friends were pulled over (speeding on I-94 not excessively, but just enough)- one of the four was a minority. The police released all by the next morning - with no charges filed. The minority individual was separated from the rest and had been beaten. This was in Minnesota in the late 1980's.....

    We have friends who are in law enforcement - still, our experience makes us cautious......natokadn

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    1. "driving too close to the middle of the road" at 3:00 am is also a good indication of DUI and probable cause for a DUI investigation stop.

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    2. Driving too close to the middle of the road is how you avoid hitting (pet) cats that dart out in front of you on narrow roads in an older (1900's - 1930's construction) part of town that allows parking on both sides of the street. There is no center line painted or indicated, street lights a block apart and you do not drive fast in case another vehicle comes....there is no place else to drive there. Sorry........it is an excuse for an unwarranted stop and search. natokadn

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    3. Case law (what YOU call an "unwarranted stop")says its probable case for a DUI stop, so deal with it... YOU don't make the rules, the supreme court does. If you don't like our system you can move or try to change it..

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    4. Since you seem to think the cops have the right to just pull anyone over and search for any reason and that our courts (and President?) ALWAYS abide by the Constitution please explain to me how a cop in our relatively small town decided that it would be fun to terrorize the ex-in laws,ticket them whenever possible and eventaully get tossed out of court(she lost) when she had to appear for a ticket she wrote up on her ex-mother in law. They at least had the good sense to FINALLY take her off the street (first a promotion to Dectective and last I heard a demotion). And we have a shortage of LEO around here.

      Our forefathers wrote the Constitution as an attempt to prevent the possibility of a militarized police state. Other systems are, overall, worse than ours. Changing it would be the best option. Unfortunately there are far too many living here now who think the police can keep them safe. I tend to believe you think they can and have the right to do anything they wish in the process. Remember: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety..." Benjamin Franklin

      The police do NOT have to respond to a call for help from the public should they choose not to. The courts have upheld several cases in different states where the police did not respond (and won)and yet most people are unaware of this. Yet they can stop me for any reason. I could also add I was pulled over taking my son to school at 10:00 am after an appointment because I was driving a "blue car" that someone had called in because a blue car was driving erradically. I was in a blue rag top 4 x 4, (Jeep) but I guess that is close enough to a "blue car". The poor officer in this case at least looked at me, my son and his oversized science project, our dumbfounded expressions as to WHY? and just said we were obviously not the "car" he was looking for.

      We can keep "discussing" this - I do not believe we will agree. I can tell you that between us my spouse and I have somewhere around 70 years of driving experience and neither of us have ever lost a point off of our license or even reported more than deer damage or having our parked vehicles hit by someone else while parked, but we have been pulled over for many questionable reasons.

      I don't call it probable cause or case law - I call it "Harassment"

      natokadn

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    5. When did I say the "police can the cops have the right to just pull anyone over and search for any reason and that our courts (and President?) ALWAYS abide by the Constitution" if your mall town cop is breaking the rules, SUE the department.

      I don't care what Ben Franklin said, he was an UNGODLY fool.

      The police did nothing wrong in stopping you. Your vehicle was similar to the description of a suspect vehicle. He stopped you and conducted his investigation and you were released, were you arrested, issued a citation? That's what they get paid to do and thats what I want them to do.

      If there is probable cause there is no "Harassment"

      You seem to want to live in a society of anarchy. The USA is a democratic REPUBLIC, governed by LAWS. Sometimes you will not get what you want, get over it...



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  3. Guess I always thought of the zombie thing as a sort of wink wink, nudge nudge reference to far more sinister elements of our society. It never occurred to me that we may have chosen the zombie metaphor in order to feel that we have some hope of defeating the threat. Zombies are slow. Zombies are stupid. Even the lame among us can defeat a zombie if we'll just pay attention, right? Interesting. There is nothing wrong with some verbal or mental shorthand to help us identify and communicate about a problem. Much better if that shorthand doesn't subtly lead us down the path of sloppy assumptions about the problems we face.-- Newsie

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  4. Enola,


    (captaincrunch)


    One thing I have observed is in years past LEO's would wear uniforms that were more civilian with more civilian shoes (not Combat boots) and carried revolvers such as a .38 or .357. LEO's of yesteryear were more "peacekeepers" and were more likely to talk to a person about their bad behavior and how they can correct that behavior and not got to jail.

    Now many LEO's are wearing more combat gear, battle rattle and the uniforms seem patterned after what someone would wear in Baghdad or Kandahar (except for being black or blue) It also seems a "sidearm" is secondary and laying in wait in the squad car is an AR-15 or maybe MP-5.

    That's were the aggression factor comes in.

    If you dress like your going into battle, you will get pumped up and act aggressive (trust me, I know)

    That's where the militarization comes in. If LEO's dress for battle, they will will always have an underline attitude of aggression. If a LEO dresses down, the LEO' will have an "less aggressive posture and attitude" and I think the "peacekeeper" and public servant attitude will return and a "toned down LEO' will have fewer negative confrontations when arriving on a potentially hostile scene.

    On a sidenote: I have observed people act as they are dressed. If you dress like a "bum" odds are you will act like a bum. If you dress as a "Hippee" you will "act" like a Hippee.
    If you shave, get a haircut and wear a nice suit. You will act respectful and carry yourself with dignity.

    Same goes for law enforcement. If you dress aggressive, you will be "aggressive"



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    1. Enola,


      (captaincrunch)

      Here's one another "roid rage" (steroid junkie LEO) incident. This one's in Houston of all places.

      http://www.khou.com/video/featured-videos/Caught-on-camera-Deputy-brutalizes-a-family-223074081.html

      I wonder where Stewart Rhodes and Oathkeepers are right now? I very much like them to confront the escalating situation of LEO's abusing their authority.
      I have seen much comments and rhetoric on other blogs justifying the shooting and killing of LEO's that commit acts like what happened in Houston, Texas.
      I do not support this line of thought. I still believe in the Constitution and the rule of law. All it takes is some angry gun owner and an abusive to LEO to start a chain of events that could engulf us all.
      The only good thing about all this is cell phones, dash cam video and other recording media sources are catching thease LEO's red handed so they can be prosecuted and their victims exhonorated.

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  5. Are politicians-or any other so-called public servant- really any more corrupt than at any point in history? I really don't think so-it's just a lot harder to hide than it was in the past, with all our instant media. More of it is dragged out into view.You're getting a much more accurate view of what power unchecked is. I think the founding fathers wrote the Constitution/Bill of Rights limiting government powers with the idea that with power comes corruption-always has, always will-and government should be limited, keeping corruption down to a dull roar. Power and corruption go together like electricty and magnetism-can't be separated.All you can do is limit the undesired effects. A classic case of what power unchecked does is the IRS-classic case of FUBAR, too.
    The police here (Kentucky ) seem pretty decent, and at least in my limited experience with them, polite and professional. A case in point-for a while, I was the last one out at work, and closed up/ set the burglar alarm. One day, the burglar alarm was malfunctioning, and called the police as soon as it was set (defective door sensor). Cops rolled up as soon as I was leaving, and questioned me (they had to have been close by)- I showed them my work ID-it was obvious I was Lunchbox Joe on my way home (lunchbox bungee corded to my bicycle). They apologized,explaining that it was time 4th time that week they'd been called there on a false alarm. They didn't come in guns blazing or anything. Are there rotten apples in the ranks of police? Sure-every barrel has a rotten apple or two in it, but that's probably rare.

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  6. Our police forces have evolved into one of our Founders greatest fears: A Standing Army. In their wisdom they clearly documented our right (and expectation) to bear arms against tyranny, foreign and DOMESTIC.

    Sadly many citizens have surrendered their rights and have become mere subjects. Many whole States have been disarmed. Other States are being overrun by foreign invaders without resistance. However, others are moving in the direction of our Founders. Choose yours carefully.
    Montana Guy

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    1. GOD sez: The purpose of civil government is to punish evil. That is the role of the police and the justice system. A wicked people will support a wicked government, thats the issue in this country starting with its UNGODLY constitution.

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    2. A "standing army"?? LOL, How so? The cops I see are hardly a standing anything, LOL!! A little alarmist don't you think?

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    3. Actually not - the wife of a friend accused of a white collar crime was home alone when the SWAT team broke down the door and demolished the inside of the house looking for "evidence". She was held at gun point by authorities for three hours while cooperating and was terrified. Montana guy is right. natokadn

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    4. That's what happens during a swat entry, what are they supposed to do? Give the bad guys a date and time that they will arrive, so they can destroy evidence and/or kill swat guys?

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    5. So what happened to a search warrant and an unannounced knock at the door? No - a couple of thousand dollars in property damage, holding a woman at gunpoint when the accused is not home and the cops walked out with nothing helpful after the cops have trashed her home.

      I take it you work in law enforcement.....natokadn

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    6. If they did an entry, they had a warrant. If they had a warrant they did a "knock and announce" unless the judge signed a "no knock" warrant. Sometime evidence is seized, sometimes its not, as long as the warrant is signed by a judge it doesnt matter.. Nope, not in law enforcement

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    7. You must work in the legal profession. Next question.So who then is responsible for the couple thousand dollars in property damage from this police action?......She couldn't secure what was left of the front door when they left.

      Sorry we are getting closer to a police state...and some of the above mentioned actions are why.

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    8. In most cases if the police had a search warrant, the homeowner foots the bill. If there was no warrant, the homeowner can file a claim with the city or county. Warrants arent ez to get, so if your "in the game" be prepared to pay one way or the other

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  7. Our adult Sunday school class is studying Proverbs. On the first lesson in
    chapter 1, a question was asked, "What does temptation (evil) look like?" A flurry of answers and discussion ensued, with our answer being that evil looks like our Babylonian culture we are in. Will we be like Daniel, Shadrach, Mishak, and Abendigo? Or will we be influenced more by our culture?
    Around here (the Midwest), most of the police are still held in high esteem and my politicans from my area are honorable men and women. However, when I get on the internet I am appalled.
    Any organization is influenced by the culture, law enforcement and Congress included. We need to work on the culture. We need to ask the Lord for guidance and wisdom. Our greatest gift both to God and our culture is to live in the Word and show it by our actions. We are lost without God, and unfortunately we see this evil everyday.

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    1. Libby, you are a wise one...

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  8. "Priests and pastors used to be revered men of God - the very best of us - and now many populate an ever growing list of pedophiles and sexual deviants."

    The youth pastor from our former church was just arrested for sexual and emotional abuse of a girl in the congregation, starting when she was a minor, over a period of 7 years. We were members of the church when this was happening, knew both parties, but had no clue what was happening.

    What has shaken me up worse than even the abuse has been the church's reaction. Leaders in the church I knew and trusted have taken the youth pastor's side when this was revealed to the congregation. The youth pastor has admitted to at least much of what he was accused of. He has been kept on the church staff even though there has been no indication that he has repented (as opposed to privately admitted) of his actions.

    The local news media has been all over this story, and frankly the church's reaction is not helping the cause of Christ in our area.

    This is now headed to the courts.

    Please pray for all involved, and that the church at least will do the right thing.

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    1. Churches in America have become a haven for all kinds of predatory evil and will become moreso as time and events draw this dying earth to a close. Church goers have lost their discernment.

      "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:4.

      Too many "Christians" are lulled into a stupor about anything and everything going on around them, to their shame and judgment..even standing up for false teachings and predatory priests and pastors. Then insult of insults...shun and disparage the person who has been abused.

      Judgment begins with the house of God. and rightly so.

      Many people need to look open their ears and eyes to what's going on all around them and not stick their heads in the sand, and not be afraid to leave the false churches and change their beliefs into what God's word REALLY says. They WILL be judged.

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  9. I love Zombies! I have since even before I joined the prepper movement. Maybe that is why I did gravitate to being prepared. Every time I would watch a zombie movie, I would have have a weeks worth of dreams about how I could survive it better. It is a perfect worst case scenario for war gaming your strategies. If you can survive the ZA, you can survive just about anything! Although I think that the scenario in "The Road" might have it beat. Cannibals aren't slow or stupid and you can't grow stuff under a scorched sky. I would have moved south a long time ago!

    Renee

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  10. I think that you may find that there are many current and retired Law Enforcement that have the same Ideology and world view as described in your blog. I have recently retired after 31 years in law enforcement. God has blessed me by bringing my family to the American Redoubt. While I do love this place, I find that most poeple I have come accross in the Preparedness movement look at me with suspicion. While there will always be individual exceptions in any large agency, most in law enforcement take there oath to uphold the Bill of Rights very seriously. I am sorry to hear that your blog has a negative view of the police. I have met Sir Night who appears to be a man that I have much in commen with. My initial impressions are that he is a man that I could much admire and learn from. As far as protecting and serving. Yes I have done that on many occations over the years. I would give my life for all the individual liberties that the founders provided to us. I understand that these liberties come from God. I was always willing to refuse to obey any unlawful order. Even if it meant the end of my career. Fortunately this never happended as I never personaly experienced or witnessed any of the injustice you described in your posting.....Best wishes and may God Bless your family regardless of your view on the police.............

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    1. There are many veterans in my family we have some good friends as I stated previously who are in Law Enforcement. Enola's post basically stated that there are "bad apples" in every group. You may not have seen these things during your career and that is a blessing. I really wish we could all say that and wish people just respected other people and their property. I am guessing you find some of my posts disturbing and unfortuately I could add a few more incidents. You sound like you have had a long and good career and have moved your family to that area of the country looking for like minded folks. Please keep this in mind; in some small rural areas if you were not born there you are an outsider. I lived part of a year in a small town in Minnesota and was told that by several people who had moved in - you could live there 20 years but you were still an "outsider". That does not mean you can not be or are not well thought of in the community. I am not saying it is good or bad - it is just the way things are and you just can't take it personally.

      We have had livestock injured, buildings hit while we were in them (I call these "drive by shootings" - yes the land is well posted)and we have had the house damaged due to an attempted break in last fall. (Big,loud house dogs make a good deterrant.) It is not that I don't think our LEO are not working hard or spread too thin - I just think that locally there is too much emphasis on revenue from possible traffic stops.

      On a side note - our County Sheriff has publically stated that should the Feds determine that citizen's guns be confiscated his officers would assist. We will be doing everything we can to see that this is his last term in office......

      natokadn

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  11. You obviously do not want to live in a free country -

    Please READ the Constitution and the Ammendments - you need to. Then check your facts: we live in a CONSTITUTIONAL Republic NOT a Democracy.
    Or at least we are supposed to. I think the voters of California who have had election results overturned by their own court system may disagree.

    natakodn

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  12. You are indeed correct that this country is a representative republic based on individual rights. A Democracy is based on majority rule. This was never what our founders intended. In fact the exact opposite is true. My retirement from law enforcement was from California and I truly feel blessed to have been able to emerge from the ashes of what used to be a decsent place to live. California has now become a marxist Tyranny that will never be reversed. In regards to your comments about gun confiscation by your local Sheriff,let me say this. The Second Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with sporting purposes such as target shooting and hunting. The Second Amendment is a last resort insurance policy against Tyranny both foriegn and in particular domestic tyranny. The founders of this country intended that the poeple have the ability to defend themselfs from tyrants by ensuring that they had the right to possess weopons that were of modern design and in current use at the time. During the time of the founders this was the muskets of the day. During current times it is the AR 15 and similar firearms of the day. Regardless of what the county Sheriff states, you must make a very important decision. At what point do you draw the line. Thus far actual national gun confiscation has not occured in this country. If it did are you willing to give your life to defend it. Would you be willing to give your life if the Government passed laws to take away free speech. What about the fourth Amendment ( search and siesure .). What makes the Second Amendment any less important than the rest of the Bill of Rights. In my opinion it is the most important, as it allows us to protect all of the other liberties that were provided for in the Bill of Rights. personaly I made my decision to these questions long ago. Just remember this. There is no place left in the world to go if these rights ( all of the Bill of Rights or any one of them) are taken away. America is the only place where the fight for freedom would have to take place. I pray to my Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ on a daily basis that this battle will never have to take place especially for my children and their children. However, if it ever does I will be prepared. By the way , I was not aware that any Sheriff in Idaho was willing to assist in any future Gun confiscation. You might want to re check your facts on that. May God Bless and protect those under his grace and deliver this country from any future evil coming are way.

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    1. Wow, retired law enforcement and a Constitutional Patriot... It is always refreshing to hear that you folks DO EXIST. Pastor Chuck Baldwin and Stewart Rhodes (Oath Keepers) keep reminding us that there are more of you guys out there than we realize. If you haven't moved to the American Redoubt you are sure welcome to join us.
      Montana Guy

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    2. I am not in Idaho so you may not find anything about a Sheriff in Idaho feeling that way. I concur with the rest of your comments. The second ammendment protects ALL of the other ammendments. Best of luck to you and your family in Idaho....and the AR platform is awesome for varmit control!
      natokadn

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  13. Montana Guy. Just so you know I am already here. I retired a very short time ago......From this point on I will call myself.......Idaho Guy. God bless...

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