Some Updates if Anyone is Still Reading

So, business travel. Yeah, well, it’s unpleasant as hell, especially since 75% was to effing Detroit.

Beginning tomorrow, that’s over. I said ‘this too shall pass’ and it has. New day gig and it’s all in Atlanta with zero travel. Good times. That means more blogging, and more time to focus on my other side projects.

Speaking of side projects, the Drone Company has been a wash so far. I had some success with prototypes, but to be honest, the cost and complexity were too great for your average non techie. I’m still pursuing, though along a different set of lines. More soon, and this time, I mean it – seriously I do…

Last, but not least, my software company launched it’s app last week. Good stuff. Only on Android at the moment, but we are headed for the Apple frontier in just a few weeks. This concept has some interesting possibilities. One of which is the potential to make ludicrous amounts of money that will allow me and Mrs. Matson to build even more tribe and put in place some community based plans that only lots of capital can accomplish.

So, in closing (and i know i have said this before), stay tuned. Time is short, but likely not as short as you think or have been led to believe – more on that later as well.

In the meantime, watch your six and keep your powder dry.

Radio Matson is back on the air.

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A radical & rapid shift in loyalty?

From John Robb:

IF we keep going in this direction, and there’s no reason to think we won’t, these young men find new groups to care for them and they shift their loyalties to new gangs/mafias/cartels/militias etc. at a pretty amazing clip.  Given the danger this shift in primary loyalties represents for the future, going it alone isn’t an option.  You need a community at your back.

Tough to read. I would think that would be especially tough if you had hung it out there in any of our current war zones and were looking for something interesting to do when you rotated home.

This is not to disparage any of our service men. It is a simple (though hardhearted) calculation on where loyalties will lie when we are running way past 25% unemployment.

You will indeed need community at your back. How do you (right now) make that community successful and attractive to those out there with these skills? Might want to figure that out.

 

A Selection Event

Much has been bantered about recently regarding what FREFOR is not doing in light of the #OWS crowd and their antics.

I mentioned a while back that I had some thoughts on this. It’s taken a while for me to pin them down into something that would resemble my usual ranting and raving. Here goes.

I commented at WRS about where I thought we were in relation to events and tipping points. My opinion today, is exactly where it was when I made that comment on 10/12. I waver. I waver every day about where we are and where we will be 12 month from now.

There, to this date, has not been one single momentous or defining event that would lead FREFOR into taking action.

Why should we? We have no ground to stand on. Ours typically is a reactionary stance that is fueled by outside events seeking to deride our personal liberty. We can harden and strive to Clean Our Hats all we want, but it is the nature of what we face that our response will be reactionary and inside OPFOR’s decision cycle.

Listen, I agree with AP:

Many of these “flaws” exhibited by our society aren’t merely symptoms to be treated.  Trying to treat them is likely as vain as prescribing Motrin to a psych patient with a gun in his mouth.  Likewise, “fixing” many of them would kill the patient.  My father watched a man become locked and crushed between two railroad car couplers.  Crushed and already terminal, he smoked a cigarette on borrowed time.  They called his wife.  He told his family goodbye.  The crew uncoupled the cars, and he died instantly.  Problem solved.  Patient dead.

I maintain that until there is some event or trigger, that we, as FREFOR, will stand fast, prep, & maintain what is left of our liberty.

The tribe must be built, the walls erected, and fortification and defenses readied.

We stand on the edge – there is no doubt to this. It’s how we prosper through the darkness to emerge as the leaders of the new world with it’s new set of rules. Denniner always talks about how we will (and have needed since 2008) to hit the wall. Make no mistake: THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO MOVE FORWARD. Without a systemic collapse or failure, we will be doomed to slide ever so slightly downward as a society year after year as tyranny creeps in further.

 

i agree with this

From GardenSerf:

I and the people around me are often increasingly disconnected from anything larger than ourselves. The lucky few still seem connected to an extended family unit, local church or school. I do not count my participation in the national economy or even my immediate state as something that defines my existence. Going to work, voting, showing up for jury duty, and paying taxes does not make me feel like I’m part of something larger than myself. When it comes to contributing toward society, I find it hard to see the better future that any of us are supposedly building together for our children. We might seem to be moving together, but we’re just spinning our wheels. And whenever I stop my own bit of frantic playing within the orchestra of misdirected motion around me, it’s then that I see even more the necessity of questioning the sheet music I have followed.

I would also add that any sense of community that I do have tends to be disaffected and disingenuous. I live 7+ hours away from my immediate family for much of the year. This seems to be indicative of modern America where filial ties are tenuous at best.

How does one go about that important cultural shift? Do we wait until the last minute – just before the impact? Or, do we start now while the world is still a nice place (at least in the Atlanta ‘burbs & elsewhere). I welcome your thoughts and opinions.