It’s Good To Be Home – or Should be Good to be Home . . . At least to our Canadian Home, but that’s Really Hard to Say with a Straight Face, especially since we Returned to our Canadian Home from our Winter Home in Austin Texas, to Face Nothing but Miserable Weather, with Snow, Cold, High Winds & ICE.
For the People who Supported Galganov.com this past 15th, Please Accept My Apologies for Not Sending My Personal Gratitude to you Via Email. It’s not that I didn’t want to. It’s that in South Eastern Ontario, the Weather has been so Bad, that the Ground had Frozen, Freezing the Underground Water. And the Winds and Freezing Rain were so Violent, that they Killed the Electricity for most of the Early Morning & Subsequent Day.
SO . . . Instead of Writing & Sending Emails of Gratitude – I was Busy Working to get the Water Going, Keeping the RV Heated . . . & Helping to Set-Up the Tractor-Generator, so at least we could get Water to the 60-Plus Horses on the Farm.
THE WEATHER STILL SUCKS . . . But at least the Power is Back-On & the Water is Running. The Temperature is finally slightly above Freezing, and the Freezing Rain has now Morphed into a Constant & Dreadful Damp Shower.
We Don’t Think About This . . . But Maybe We Should.
Imagine . . . what would happen if one day, a Country like North Korea, with the Capacity to Launch a Missile Loaded with a Nuclear Bomb, were to Explode it over the North American Atmosphere, Causing an Enormous EMP, which would Literally Destroy our Entire Power Grid, Crippling Everything from Water to Transportation, to Light, Heat & Electricity. FORGET ABOUT COMPUTERS & COMMUNICATION. And if you have even a slightly Late Model Car/SUV/Truck –They Won’t Work Either. Neither Will Modern Farm Equipment.
AN EMP OF THIS NATURE . . . Would Effectively Cripple Our Entire Society. There would be No Transportation, No Food, No Water, No Heat . . . NO ANYTHING!
In Our Case . . . Living out in the Country, especially the way we do, we are very much Self-Contained & Self-Sufficient. We can easily Heat with Firewood. We have plenty of Water. We have some older Farm Equipment Immune to an EMP with Tractor-Run Generators. And If Necessary, We Can Butcher Livestock For Food.
We also have Milk, Butter, Cheese & Eggs from our own Cows, Goats & Chickens. And if Need Be – We can also Hunt. Plus we have Horses for Transportation.
AND IF ANYONE . . . Wants to Take from Us, what we Need to Survive & CANNOT Afford To Give . . . We Have Guns & Ammunition.
I asked the Wife of a Friend of Mine, who Leans somewhat to the LEFT . . . and places a great deal of Trust in the Good Nature of People and the Police, what would she do in a Similar Situation as I outlined above, if she had Just Enough Food & Heated Shelter for Herself, Children & Grandchildren . . . BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH OF EITHER TO SHARE . . . And She Had Firearms & Ammunition?
What Would She Do . . . If a Neighbor, who also had Children & Grandchildren, but had no Food or Heated Shelter, came to her Asking to Share what She had, KNOWING THAT SHE ONLY HAD ENOUGH FOR HER & HERS to last for perhaps a Few weeks, understanding that the Situation could be so Dire, that the Dystopian Nightmare Could be Permanent?
WOULD THE WIFE OF MY FRIEND . . . Be willing to Condemn her Children & Grandchildren to a Possible Death, so the Children & Grandchildren of someone else could Live A Bit Longer? Or would she defend what she had with whatever means were available to her?
AND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN . . . If it wasn’t just one Neighbor with Children & Grandchildren who were Cold & Hungry, and wanted to Share what she had Enough Of Just For Herself & Family . . . But There Would Be Many People Who Were In This Predicament . . . AND WANTED HER TO SHARE?
What would Happen if she, and her Children & Grandchildren had Nothing . . . were Cold & Hungry, but knew that her Neighbor had a Short Supply for the Neighbor’s Family, knowing that the ONLY WAY her family could Survive in the Short Term, would be for her Neighbor to Share with her, what they had . . . BUT DIDN’T WANT TO SHARE, because there wouldn’t be enough for her Neighbor’s Family to Survive in the Long Run?
Would she Take what her Neighbor had, whether the Neighbor wanted to Give it or Not? Her Answer Was Succinct.
“This Is Very Disturbing. I Don’t Want To Talk About It. It Will Never Happen”.
THE TRUTH IS . . . It has Happened a Gazillion Times Throughout History. It is Happening Today Throughout the World, in Places like Syria, Africa & Asia . . . And There Is No Guarantee That It Can’t Or Won’t Happen Here.
It’s even Happening In Canada and the United States, where people have Fallen through the Cracks, and have to RELY ENTIRELY on the Good Will of Society, where many of the People Otherwise Wouldn’t Survive . . . Many Don’t!
I HATED THE LAST FEW DAYS WITH A PASSION . . . Who needs this Misery?
But without this as a Reminder, of what can Really Happen, we become Numb to our Frailties and how Cruel & Brutal the Real World can be, Especially when we are not Prepared Mentally & Physically to Deal with the Worst.
We have become so Conditioned to Depend on Government for Everything, that when the Government can’t Help . . . To Whom Do We Turn?
My Friend’s Wife . . . Said in this Horrible Scenario, that She’ll Trust the Police to keep Order & Safety, Forgetting that the Police have Families Too – And They’ve Got Guns.
I know the LEFT like to think of People who Keep Extra Food on Hand, with some Cash at the Ready & Firearms for Protection . . . as RIGHTWING NUT-JOBS. But they’re Wrong. They’re Not Nut-Jobs.
If During this Brief Storm . . . Anne, our Friends and I didn’t have EXTRA Food, Wood for Warmth, Fuel – ETC . . . How Smart Would We Have Been?
And if this Power Outage would have Lasted a Month or More, which has already Happened more than Once in Canada and the United States, because of Ice Storms, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Fires & Earthquakes . . . Where Would We Have Turned, Had We Not Been Self-Sufficient?
I know that this isn’t the Type of Editorial you’re used to Reading from this BLOG, but Hopefully, it will make you Think about what Really Is . . . & What Really Isn’t.
In My World . . . It’s All About What Really Is – In The World Of The LEFT . . . It’s All About Their Pretend World.
I’ll Try To Send-Out My Personal Thank You Emails Later Today Or Early Tomorrow.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov