With Trump As President Prepping Is More Important Than Ever

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Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

I don’t believe it is as pervasive as certain people may think, but there is a notion among some in the liberty movement that with Donald Trump in the White House the need for crisis preparedness has subsided. Because preppers and survivalists tend to lean towards the conservative side of things, the urgency for prepping almost always explodes when the Democratic party is “in power.” As they say, for example, Barack Obama was perhaps the greatest gun salesman in history with the gun industry growing over 158% during his two terms.

Now with Republican dominance in Congress, Senate and White House, there is a possible temptation for conservatives to become complacent and comfortable once again. In 2017 so far, ATF background checks have dropped by at least half a million since this time last year, and gun company stocks are turning negative. There are also rumors floating around that survival food companies are suffering from a severe crunch in sales. Though I have not yet found this to be substantiated, I can verify that many preppers I deal with on a daily basis seem to have relaxed their guard.

I would point out that this is not necessarily all due to Trump. The gun market is likely saturated after eight years of Obama, and one must also consider that as the U.S. economy continues to decline, surplus cash used for prep gear is going to dry up. That said, I do think it is important to examine any assumptions liberty activists might have in terms of a Trump driven “recovery.”

When I began publishing my post-election analysis on what I felt was a predictable Trump win, I did find anger among some activists who decided I was being “too pessimistic,” and that I should join the movement in celebration. Being that I called a Trump presidency half a year in advance based on the premise that the globalists needed a conservative scapegoat for the next phase of the ongoing financial crisis, it was hardly a moment of celebration for me.

There is a common delusion among those that invest themselves in politics that all that is needed to reverse the course of any nation or situation is a “strong leader” with ample cheerleading from the populace. In reality, social and geopolitical disasters are usually far beyond the means of any one politician to change. Economic disasters are even more irreversible. I wish I could pretend to be optimistic, but I am rather well studied in the history of these kinds of events.

Conservatives are especially vulnerable to the idea of a “protector on a white horse” coming to their rescue; a God-fearing hero and statesman, a general and leader of men. But, such people do not exist. There are no supermen. There are no worldly saviors. There are only common men, with common failings, destined to face extraordinary obstacles. The great men of history are not born before hand — they are forged in the crucible of crisis. Great men are not great men until proven otherwise. To assume any political leader is a great man beforehand is foolish, to say the least.

This is why blind faith in a post-Trump renaissance is misplaced. It is something that has yet to be proven, and in the meantime, there are numerous and highly visible dangers on the horizon that demand continued vigilance and preparedness. I will examine one of these primary dangers now…

The Growing Threat Of Civil Unrest

As I noted in my post-election analysis, the political Left has been shell shocked by the rise of Trump and their emotional response would undoubtedly be to double down and become progressively more volatile and more violent. I predicted that this would be evident as winter broke and the cold weather subsided.

The first signs of this are surfacing as May Day is becoming a rally date for social justice mobs bent on disrupting any agenda the Trump administration might have for enforcing immigration laws. The largest of these protests is to be held in Los Angeles, but similar protests are planned nationwide as well.

From what we have seen from previous rallies, it would not be unfair to expect rioting in May. I say this because a tone shift in the left is taking place and extreme reactions are more frequent. The following video illustrates this clearly, I think…

Warning - Explicit

In case you missed it, this guy just pulled an AR-15 on someone simply because they had a MAGA flag on their truck. Not only that, but he FILMED HIMSELF doing it and and apparently posted it on social media. That is how brazen and insane these people are becoming.

Think of it this way — could you have even imagined something like this happening during the 2012 election? It is important not to become conditioned to such behavior as being “normal.”

To be sure, this sort of thing will not be happening in certain parts of the country. In my state of Montana, the assailant would have been shot two dozen times over by our highly armed population regardless of his politics just on the self defense principle. And frankly, I am fine with that. Citizens providing security for citizens is the American way.

What I do have a problem with, though, is the increasing potential for an extreme response from conservatives in the face of leftist lunacy. Meaning, I worry about martial law with conservative support, which in my view is more and more likely over the next two years.

Contrary to popular belief among tough-government champions, martial law often instigates more violence than it solves. The harsher the crackdown, the more vicious the push-back; the more vicious the push-back the more totalitarianism is rationalized by authorities. It’s a terrible cycle.

Preparedness in terms of self defense should be self-explanatory here. During widespread mob action the rule of law is usually the first casualty, even when martial law is instituted. You also never know when some nutcase might declare you a “Trump supporter” (whether you are one or not) as he reaches for a weapon.

It is fascinating to me the level of cognitive dissonance with some liberty activists who seem to think Trump’s first term will be anything other than pure chaos. George Soros, an elitist who often funds the very groups organizing mobs to protest Trump, said it plainly:

“I think Trump will fail.”

 

“What’s more Soros predicted that the market’s Trump high will soon turn into a hangover. He called Trump unpredictable and unprepared, and said that combination will end up bad for the market.”

Soros and his globalist colleagues do not need to field guesses; they ENGINEER the outcomes that they “predict.” Social unrest at this fragile time would result in the exact market instability Soros mentioned, among other problems.

Look, you may believe Trump is being threatened on all sides by the so-called “deep state,” or you may believe that he has willingly surrounded himself with global elitists because he is a Trojan horse. Either way, the diagnosis for the future is not rosy. It would be naive to think that the globalists would not do everything in their power to foment calamity in the near term. It would be equally naive to believe that such an agenda could be repelled through political means.

The answer, as always, is a prepared citizenry. This can act as a deterrent as much as a measure of comfort. The more prepared the public is for any eventuality, the less affected we will be by disaster. The less affected we are by disaster, the less fearful we will be when it strikes and the less likely we will be to make stupid decisions such as throwing our support behind martial law and the wholesale erasure of the constitution. The more prepared we are, the fewer options available to the establishment when attempting to lure us into poor collective decisions.

Prepping means freedom in the face of uncertainty, and times have never been more uncertain. To summarize: A Trump White House calls for more caution, not less.

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HRClinton's picture

I'm prepping for when Trump goes thump!

ronaldwilsonreagan's picture

Now that Trump is learning to sing in harmony with his owners he is less and less likely to go thump. His die hard civil war fantisizing followers will be thumping I bet.

Richard Chesler's picture

I miss the times when Ohomo brought up the real issues like transgender bathrooms, what his son would look like if he had one, his legitimate birth certificate, and so many others...

 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Title: With Trump As President Prepping Is More Important Than Ever

My response: WHAT A CROCK OF CRAP!!! WHY?

It has nothing to do with President TRUMP.

What America is suffering through is OBAMA WITHDRAWL!!!! In fact, the title should read "Because of OBAMA's failed policies of the past. Prepping is more important than ever."

No matter, 2017 is the beginning of what the Bible calls: "Time of Jacob's Troubles"

Unfortunately, a majority have absolutely no idea of where we are on GOD's roadmap.

As a result, many are going to be very surprised by 2017.

Raymond K Hessel's picture

I would really enjoy volunteering my time to deleting profiles like the ones at the top of his thread

Clearly these are Cass Sunstein sock puppets

nmewn's picture

Spring has sprung, they all hatched out at once...lol.

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runningman18's picture

You clearly didn't read the article...

Cynicles II's picture

Trojan Trump

The final two in a US election are their by choice; not their choice, not the people's choice.
Elections are predetermined, Bush, Øsurper and now Trump are the same as far as having been placed in the WH.

MFL5591's picture

Trump in office less than 3 months , this is not about Trump and the left scumbag media knows it.  This is the real economy under the Mulato marxist criminal and his staff of incompentent 

orangegeek's picture

nigga's going to jail asshole

BobEore's picture

I went to your link. And watched the RT clip where a guy by the name of "SACHS" explains that "there really is a choice - between socialism and barbarism."

I may be getting the wrong impression here... so please give us the short version of replacing obsolete capitalism.

 

 

orangegeek's picture

nigga already tried and fail - stupid fucking nigga

Cloud9.5's picture

Absolutely, there has got to be a centrally planned economy somewhere that works better.  To warm our spirits we can always look at the images of North Korea at night,  study the finer tuning of the Venezuelan economy, and dream about Chinese billionaires who can afford to pay a couple of million to rent a Romanian hooker. 

tmosley's picture

Free helicopter rides for socialists and communists.

BarkingCat's picture

I can only afford enough fuel to get them 20 miles out over the ocean.

Freddie's picture

Jared Kushner's family does business with Soros.  He financed some of their real estate deals.

Not to be confused with Jared Fogle fellow tribe member, pedophile and former Subway spokes pedo.

Trump is pushing the wailing wall - neocon agenda of genocide against Syria and western Ukraine aka NovoRussia. The same thing Bushes, Clintons and Obama plus the other z cons are pushing.

ThirteenthFloor's picture

President is just figurehead. Policies, agendas and news is made in dark rooms and in private meetings. Should be clear as Trump goes full neocon.

http://thesaker.is/the-trump-administration-goes-neocon-crazy/

Cracker Pipes's picture

Terra, terra, terra,..

Nobodys Home's picture

You rearn wrong code word sirry!

Fake Trump's picture

Trump is thr most popular president ever for the wrong reasons. Wish him good luck.

The central planners's picture

I never believed Trump could reach this level of stupidity. Im very ashamed i once supported him.

NoDecaf's picture

I believed he could but voted for him anyway because the other choice was not a choice at all.

The way I see it now is at least we got two months of hopium out of the Trump administration before he went full retard.

With Hillary we would've been there on day one.

WernerHeisenberg's picture

If I were in Putin's shoes, I would be asking my generals right now, when do we launch?  There is no hope of peace between the last more or less Christian nation and the followers of Lucifer.  In a nuclear exchange, the first one to shoot always does better.

tmosley's picture

Putin, unlike the ZH comment section, knows what is going on.

Freddie's picture

If Trump goes full retard on Syria and Russia like the NeoCons then he is no better than the Bushes, Clintons, Obama, MCcAIN, fEINSTEIN, sCHUMER and the rest.

tmosley's picture

And if my grandmother had balls she'd be my grandfather.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Yes! 

Who reintroduced the fake nerve gas story?

Did Trump get suckered?

I wonder if he even followed the original story as it unfoded, as the UN showed it was fake...

ronaldwilsonreagan's picture

You should be. Have you never been through an election in the ussa?

Montani Semper Liberi's picture

 Trump is the most popular president ever?

 Have you seen the opinion polls? Yes, I am highly skeptical of all MSM polls such as the NYT, AP, CNN, etc when it comes to Trump, especially since the pre-election polls were found to be weighted so heavily in Hillary's favor. 

 Nevertheless, he has been getting pretty bad poll numbers wherever you look.

 Here's the latest conclusion published by Rassmussen:

 The latest figures include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.

 

Boscovius's picture

Polls.  You listen to fucking polls?

Exscotticus's picture

Like anyone cares about a poll from the same folks who predicted, time and again, that Trump would lose the election. The only thing that matters is: what is Trump's approval rating with regard to his BASE. Fact is, Trump could show up unannounced anywhere in the USA and fill a football stadium with genuine cheering unpaid supporters.

BobEore's picture

Conservatives are especially vulnerable to the idea of a “protector on a white horse” coming to their rescue; a God-fearing hero and statesman, a general and leader of men. But, such people do not exist.

Such people 'do not exist' because the project of two centuries standing - to kill off all of our race who were capable of perceiving and defeating it's enemies -

has taken it's toll of the best among us. We have been literally 'pruned' of those who had - by dint of genetics, inbred capacity, or grace of creator - those qualities which would counter the talmudist kabbalist effort to destroy us and take over our birthright. That they existed is indisputable - as is also the manner in which they were gradually eliminated. It's not a much different script than how it works today. Bully, bribe or blackmail.

Robert Stewart, Lord Castlereagh, being prime example of the kind. Irish born landed gentry who joined the ranks of of that team which defeated Napoleons ambitions, but then immediately had to deal with another power's...

being the Bauer clan - rebranded as "Rothschilds" and their army of banking taking over all of Europe. Two centuries before the current EU scheme, it was also the project of the day to turn Europe into a giant tax-farmed plantation of the moneychangers. Stewart worked tirelessly to defeat Metternich - rottie right hand man, and idol of Fast Heinz Kissinger -

ironically, in alliance with the Russian Czar.

He was subjected to a covert psyop which drove him to suicide - one of many of the same type of takedown to follow.

It would take some years for the Czars to receive their payback… a hundred years in fact. Robert Stewart, Lord Castlereagh's fate was more immediate. He killed himself with a razor in 1822, after a period of sudden depression and apparently delusional episodes. It is entirely plausible that as an insider to the events unfolding at that time - a hidden coup by which the moneypower was taking over full control of Britains' government - he had become aware of how he and the rest of the 'patriotic fools' had been played. https://storify.com/SuaveBel/market-sentiments-part-two

We're on our own now. The great among us are no more. We' must 'muddle through' somehow. The stakes are too high for failure.

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) BobEore Apr 6, 2017 7:48 AM

It's just a matter of increasing exclusion of Americans from the circle of power and increasing control by inbreed "elites".  It's not some mental infirmity due to genetic culling.

This equation can be solved rather quickly when the time is right.

paddycomeback's picture

The appointment of Niki Haley said it all really. Unfortunately Trump is just a Purple Puppet. Looks like the elite are about to play Russian Roulette.

The Gray Man's picture

You must be prepared for what's coming no matter who is President. Our economic model is unsustainable and the left is getting more violent.

Primary:
Shelter
Water
Food
Security

Secondary:
Medical
Communications
Intelligence
Transportation

www.FreeAmericanNational.blogspot.com is where you can get started learning to prep.

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spanish inquisition's picture

A little more caution sir! I would be a little suspect sharing with someone that has spooner in their handle....

whatisthat's picture

I would observe all that is required is to re establish accountability to be prosecuted and imprisoned for individuals who commit crimes for all individuals including the corrupt establishment.

DEMIZEN's picture

Looks like the redneck spring is over. Sorry folks. The war is coming, maybe even draft.

P-51 Stiletto's picture

Shiiiiiiiit, a Draft? This generation? Try telling a Marine Drill Sargent about your safe space, good luck with that.

Cole The Bar's picture

Can you imagine boot camp with millenials... full metal jacket private Pyle over and over

moorewasthebestbond's picture

It's 2017. What do you think boot camp is today? Somehow not filled exclusively with millenials?

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PoasterToaster (not verified) moorewasthebestbond Apr 6, 2017 7:46 AM

Have a look at some of the videos of "Millenial" soldiers trying to march and packing their blubber into those uniforms, looking like overstuffed furniture.

They aren't exactly the greatest generation.

tmosley's picture

Generation Z is starting to get in there. Soft young men with hard hearts. They'll do just fine.

Nobodys Home's picture

Gollyyyyy Sargent ShaftToe.