Day Zero – Masquerade

Daily blog: It’s November 18th, and the masquerade continues as blue state governors dress in Emperor clothing while their citizens wear a peasant’s mask.

I obey, is the password one must mutter to enter this Covid-19 Ball. Fail to do so, and you will receive a public flogging by the Royal Court, as Jesters cheer them on with their on-air entertainment called news.

Watch and listen, fools; their job is to wage psychological warfare on you.

And ladies, smile behind your colorful fans to hide your embarrassment as your men kneel down on one knee to show obedience.

But if there’s one among you, male or female, that still has the eyes of a child, please yell out, “The Emperor has no clothes!” So the whole town can cry out at last.

The Emperor Has No Clothes.”

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” — Thomas Jefferson

Day Zero represents the time between November 3rd, 2020, and the United States of America’s election results. Day One will begin on decision day.

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In Aesop’s fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, some say the ant should have been charitable. But I don’t see it this way. Charity, in my opinion, is for those who have met with misfortune. This was not the case for the Grasshopper. The Grasshopper was lazy and played the summer away.

Today, we have many grasshoppers whose only plan for survival is to live off others’ hard work. When winter comes, they are unprepared and can fault no one but themselves.

The Ant & the Grasshopper

One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.

“What!” cried the Ants in surprise, “haven’t you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?”

“I didn’t have time to store up any food,” whined the Grasshopper; “I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone.”

The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust.

“Making music, were you?” they cried. “Very well; now dance!” And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.

There’s a time for work and a time for play.

Living with nothing

Living with nothing; no power, no public water/sewer systems, no grocery stores, no fuel, no nothing. Are you ready to live like that?

I didn’t think so; most people are not. But for the ones who are, life will be a lot easier after a disaster. However, becoming self-reliant does not have to be so dire; you can replace those lost public conveniences with gardens, generators, solar, septic tanks, water wells, etcetera. But those things can fail too. And that’s why you hear people say, “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.” But I say, hope is highly overrated, so put more thought on the first and go primitive camping with your family every chance you get. It’s the closest you will get to living without modern conveniences, provided you don’t bring them with you.

The Carrico sisters’ parents did this with them, and they credited their parents with their survival after getting lost in the woods.

The Carrico sisters’ 44-hour survival in the wilderness was no miracle; they were well trained by their parents and 4-H Club. And your kids should be too

The art of money getting

A goal of all preppers should be to get out of debt. And to get out of debt, you need to manage your finances and personal life accordingly. In his book The Art of Money Getting, P.T. Barnum asserts that there are no shortcuts to affluence; instead, he stresses the importance of virtue as a foundation for wealth.

This book of timeless counsel from a legendary impresario will prove a helpful companion to readers wishing to make the most of their talents and opportunities to prepare.

Listen to it for free.

Cashless BS

All of these stores going cashless and blaming Covid19 are doing it to save money. The no coins thing is BS. Get the government to mint some more. I’d say that’s an essential job, wouldn’t you?

Going cashless is just one more way for the government to watch and control everything you do.

We are not lab rats.

If there were a significant disaster, we would need a way to trade with one another. Cash, gold, and silver are our options outside of the direct barter of goods.

Remember, you can not keep electronic cash at home. If the power goes out or the banks decide to close, you’re screwed.

Think about it.

The crazies

Underground shelters are seen by many as a place for crazies to hide, but the truth is, a bunker or safe room is one of the best investments you can make. Think tornado, civil unrest, food storage, or for me as a kid, a place to camp out with my friends, only rising to the surface at midnight to sneak around the neighborhood. Now that I think about it, we were the crazies.