by Jeremiah Johnson
My Pledge to You, the Readers
The first problem today is that journalistic integrity has almost gone extinct. Lord Acton’s famous phrase, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is used broadly against all facets of life. Its original intent, however, was to denounce the kowtowing that occurred by journalists, who skewed and distorted “regular” (objective) reporting in order to align their words with the desires of kings, courts, and “elected” officialdom.
The second problem: readerships demand certification, authentication, and evidence on every piece of factual information. That’s fine, to a certain point. The reason? If one is looking for hard camera footage, confessions in writing, or one hundred, educated, accredited witnesses, they’ll still meet with a cul-de-sac: an incompletion that does not “finalize” the verdict.
A case in point is Oswald-Kennedy, that, ostensibly, was “one man, guilty as charged,” but after the dust settled, the intricacies and subtleties showed it was not so simple. A conspiracy was revealed, with multiple possibilities involving dozens, maybe even hundreds of people, and the conspiracy has never been solved to this day.
Regarding the first paragraph, as a newly-contributing writer with The Organic Prepper, I am committed to journalistic integrity in the service of you, the readership.
In the interests of truth, objectivity, and journalistic integrity, it is my pledge to you, the readers, that I will present the facts and also tell you when I don’t know something or if the writing involves hypothesis or speculation on my part.
To address the second paragraph, I wish to help readers by either introducing them to, or enhancing, their innate (potentials in all of us) powers of critical thought and objective speculation. In life, we may be presented with a picture, but later we learn that pieces were missing from the puzzle. Pieces that, if given at the onset, would have changed the complexion of the puzzle entirely.
Sometimes pieces stay missing. It is then that readers must truly become “Sherlock Holmes,” a detective who utilized the facts as powerful tools to help him fill in the gaps and enable him to solve the mystery, either by tying together available facts or by brilliant deduction through educated hypothesis supported by facts.
This is an invite. Let’s take this trip together, OP readers. Let’s hold onto those nuggets of truth sifted from the streams and use deductive reasoning to find the next motherlode. Let’s also not allow those nuggets to blind us to that lode right beneath our feet so that we miss it entirely. Here’s a slogan that may help you, as it helped me:
Critical, objective thinking hones speculation from the possible to the probable.
Such thinking reduces error. I submit this to you: I’m an investigative writer and researcher, and all of the readers on sites such as OP are, as well. We collect data and sift the facts from the stream of knowledge, applying them to make practical decisions as well as educated hypotheses.
That’s how critical thought in action works. Isn’t that cool? You guys and gals are already doing it! Hopefully, you can follow some of my techniques, and then blend them with yours…adding to your own strengths and skills.
An investigative reporter can foster objective thinking and a desire to learn…for the readers’ benefits. I’ll always strive to do that for you. Now, let’s get into it!
I’m not anti-government. I’m against oppressors masquerading as “government” while exempting themselves from both the rule of law and from accountability to the people – “We, the People,” as enumerated and specified in the Constitution of the United States of America.
The United States government has been sequestering monies and supplies from the American taxpayers and allocating them for projects that only benefit themselves, their operatives, and their supporters. On taxpayer money, the “powers-that-be” render decisions and actions in the name of “national security,” that are clandestine, secret, and outside of any accountability.
COG, or the “Continuity of Government” precept, is the term applied to all actions and measures taken by the government to protect and preserve itself…continuing in its “government” over the people after a collapse or cataclysm, either natural or man-made. When such a collapse occurs, there are scores of facilities and DUMBS (deep underground military bases) already fully constructed and stocked with provisions, for one purpose:
To protect elected officials and their families, and preserve the forms and mechanisms of the system known as “government.”
Let’s list a few of these facilities here, keeping in mind that this list is incomplete:
- Raven Rock Mountain, in Pennsylvania.
- Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado
- Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Virginia
- Mount Pony in Virginia
- Warrenton Training Center in Virginia
- White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of many of these places. They’re neither figments of the imagination, nor are they “defunct” tourist attractions. For further information on one of them, read “Raven Rock: The Story of the US Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die,” by journalist Garrett Graff. The work is candidly honest, written in an expository style that is very organized and technical in its presentation.
Okay, so first (during the Revolutionary War), we had “taxation without representation.” Now?
Today, we have taxation with misrepresentation. Remember the character Benjamin Martin’s words (Mel Gibson, in “The Patriot) that ring true:
“An elected legislature can trample a man’s rights as easily as a king.”
We’re faced with a plethora of circumstances, both domestically and worldwide, the culmination of any of which can lead to a complete collapse of the entire world and all of its “systems.” Domestically, we could soon see a total economic meltdown, a civil war, or more crippling policies instituted (forced) on the populace due to the current pandemic. Worldwide, we’re looking at “powder kegs” in Taiwan between China and the US, the (still-existing state of war) situation between North and South Korea, and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, a proxy war between NATO and (former Soviet) Russia and its allies. Any of these can escalate into World War III in an instant.
In the meantime, let the government’s own words, and the words of its innumerable departments, serve as prima facie evidence of their malevolence.
Let’s start out with HR 5122, the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, which reads in part:
“Expansion of the President’s power to declare martial law under revisions to the Insurrection Act, and take charge of United States National Guard troops without state governor authorization when public order has been lost and the state and its constituted authorities cannot enforce the law…”
That law’s sunset clause date (to expire) was 2012, but that clause was repealed. Since then, the NDAA has been updated and reinstituted…every year in our perpetual “war on terror.” The amendment of 2008, `Sec. 333, “Interference with State and Federal law” is another eye-opener, as follows:
“The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means, shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy…”
So, the “threat of terrorism or insurrection” has been addressed, and Posse Comitatus (the prohibition of using federal troops on US soil) goes out the window on a subjective call. Now, let’s jump forward to 2012, to the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order, #13603, by Barack Obama, stating in part that it:
“…provides the framework and authority for the allocation or appropriation of resources, materials, and services to promote national defense.”
Obama’s administration defended this overreach vigorously, yet the language is clear. The difference lies between the two words “allocation” and “appropriation.” The latter refers to obtaining something that is not yet in the ownership of the one seeking to possess it. No facet of the American economy was left unturned, including the ability of the President and his “czars” to force civilians to labor (in essence, forced labor, or slavery) as determined by the administration.
Here are the key provisions of those laws mentioned:
1. Enables the President to declare martial law (subjectively)
2. Allows federal troop use against citizens to halt insurrection, real or not
3. Enables the President to commandeer any resource in the US.
whether that resource is public or private, without permission.
All of these are parroted with the perpetual mantra of “in the interests of national security.” All of this has happened before.
“Justification” is created under the color of law to enable the heinous (and even treasonous) acts of tyrants. They shackle the citizens, making them serfs, as they are chained with laws. The people are buried under an avalanche of printed papers, kept in their cages by a system that perpetuates itself. Nothing is new under the sun!
This next quote comes from a great document. Tyranny happened before. The document was a sacred call for freedom. Tyrants shrink from it, akin to vampires in sunlight:
“He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.”
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
Yes, it all happened under King George III. It isn’t just “them,” however. We enabled the tyranny. We, the People have enabled it with our complacency. Now let’s return to COG, as mentioned earlier.
The “National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51” is the official title of the document that allows for COG (continuity of government) to operate. It covers a catastrophic emergency, and the document lists it as:
“…any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the US population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”
Most of the document is secret (go figure), and the details are not released “in the interests of national security.” This directive spells out what they will do…without any transparency or accountability…in the wake of a catastrophic event or collapse. In essence, it creates a secret, shadow government that does not answer to Congress or the Supreme Court and is completely unable to be held accountable.
All of these laws and provisions were the “gravy,” and now we’re going into the “meat and potatoes.”
You’ve undoubtedly all heard of the complex bunker structures and tunnels that exist beneath the Denver International Airport. So many documentaries have been filmed by Jesse Ventura and others that the list of those films alone would fill the pages of this article. Keep this point in mind:
The government swore up and down that Area 51 didn’t exist!
The existence of Area 51 was categorically denied, scoffed at, ridiculed, and labeled as a “conspiracy theory,” for more than 50 years. Then, a FOIA (freedom of information act) request led to the admission by the federal government that the base…the one they denied existed…did, in fact, both exist and function.
The United States government is currently operating, staffing, and provisioning dozens of bases and bunkers throughout the United States.
They are responsible for shortages suffered in the mainstream US economy. Let’s discuss food recalls. First, let’s “pay a visit” to some government sites…and reference their own words.
For an “eye-opener,” take in USDA press release # 0264.41, entitled “USDA Establishes Food Purchase Program to Transform the Food System, Build Back Better via Local Food Purchase,” and you can find it on www.usda.gov. If you’re familiar with the Soviet Union, they (the Communist Party) came up with ridiculous “Five-Year Plans” for agriculture that were perfect examples of how bureaucracy can ruin free enterprise without producing anything in the end.
Let’s address food recalls now. This excerpt comes from a piece entitled “FDA Regulations for Food Distribution Warehouses,” from https://fwlogistics.com/fda-regulations-for-food-distribution-warehouses, and it’s very specific:
“The FDA has the power to call for the recall of any food that might be contaminated or incorrectly labeled…If they [food warehouses] fail to comply, then the FDA has the authority to shut down all processing and distribution.”
The article goes on to describe (repeatedly) the Draconian powers the FDA has at its command in the forms of fines and shutdowns and how it holds power over the food industry.
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Another piece gives some amounts. “Where do Recalled Products End Up?” found at https://www.forthepeople.com/blog lists the USDA as recalling more than 58 million pounds of food in 2016. Here’s the kicker from this article, taking note of the underlined portions:
“These recalled [food] products will generally be disposed of in a landfill or by incineration…according to the FDA. However, not all recalled food necessarily ends up in landfills.
Depending on the reason for the recall, there is an entire secondary market that takes tainted meats, such as raw meats that test positive for E. coli, and safely cooks them into processed foods, according to a 2016 report by Buzzfeed. These formerly-tainted processed foods can be found in your supermarket freezer section, in fast-food, or even in pet food.
And this method is USDA-approved.”
The article goes on to say that there aren’t any labels that specify the meat was once tainted. I’m showing you all of this for a reason.
The section, “Recalls and Outbreaks” on the site https://www.foodsafety.gov gives some information on food recalls. Another organization, the FSIS, or Food Safety and Inspection Service, an arm of the USDA, inspects meat, poultry, and eggs from US plants. Their article “Understanding Food Recalls,” at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety, provides an interesting part under the subheading, “Who decides when a recall is necessary?” Here it is for you:
“…FSIS has the legal authority to detain and seize those products in commerce.”
The trucking is what this means…along with “all processing and distribution.” They’ve given themselves the authority to “detain and seize,” as determined subjectively. Superficially, it’s for “public safety,” or “to protect the public.” In reality: as mentioned above, they regularly take tainted meat and cook it until it’s deemed “safe.”
More than a decade ago, I went through the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, dehydrating, and preservation of foods. Many, many years before, I took a Serv-Safe course. Both courses of instruction were adamant about the basic rule of food sanitation: you can’t “clean up” diseased or contaminated foods by cooking them after the fact.
This can only mean one of two things: either a tiny sample of overall product was contaminated, or none of it was contaminated at all.
Too many moneyed interests are at work here, along with the biggest money-grubber of all: the federal government. So, you see: they make up the rules as they go along.
Why? Primarily for control over us, but on “lesser” issues, here are the reasons why.
Recent recalls and created shortages
1. March 30, 2022: Peanut Butter. Skippy Foods, a division of Hormel Foods. Three varieties and more than 9,000 cases totaling more than 161,000 pounds. The reason was that “a limited number of jars” might have contained metal fragments.
2. April 25, 2022: Ground Beef. Lakeside Refrigerated Services of NJ recalls more than 120,000 pounds of ground beef “due to possible E. coli contamination.”
3. April 29 to May 7, 2022: Chicken. More than 585,000 pounds, because “the USDA said that they “might have been undercooked.”
4. Baby Formula. This shortage has been a nightmare that has had Biden backpedaling and on the ropes.
For the past six months, US babies have not had enough infant formula, after the FDA shut down the Abbott Nutrition facility in Michigan, the US’s (former) major producer of formula.
The punch line?
As reported in the Daily Mail on 5/17/2022 by Natasha Anderson, Republican congresswoman Kat Cammack of Florida took a trip to the border of Mexico. Surprise, surprise! She didn’t find “Gomer Pyle,” but she did find many…repeat, many…warehouses packed to the gills with baby formula. You can find the article and the photos here. It’s not being stockpiled there for American babies, mind you, and the true amount withheld from the supply chain certainly numbers in the millions of pounds.
So-called “fact-checking” organizations have confirmed that this is true, but also that it is required by law to feed infants who are detained.
These listed here were simply some of the most recent examples.
Food plants burned and destroyed
A May 10, 2022 article entitled “Manufactured Famine: A list of every food plant explosion in the past 3 years in North America and Mexico,” has sobering data. The article’s information was compiled by a man who recorded these incidents going back to 2019. In 2022 (as of the article’s release), there had been 61 reports of food-facilities/factories destroyed, in just 4 months…and that amount was almost double the number in the whole previous year.
Those are the facts garnered for you. Now let’s go to the heart of the matter.
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The bottom line? They are gearing up to survive the apocalypse.
For decades, successive US administrations have been preparing (legally and logistically) for a cataclysmic event.
Such an event can take the form of a natural occurrence (a pole shift, a solar flare, or an impact of a comet or asteroid), or a man-made contrivance (nuclear war, unchecked pandemic, worldwide socio-economic collapse), or a combination of the two.
They have spent trillions of taxpayer dollars on building facilities that would shelter and house the President, his cabinet, the Congresspeople (House and Senate), the Supreme Court, and all of the families and staff members. Those facilities are underground. They are completely provisioned, and the “cream of the crop” of the US military and law-enforcement personnel will staff it to guard them.
All of them will shelter in these facilities while the rest of us are left to fend for ourselves. They’re all taken care of – on our dime, with our resources: We, the People.
Their minions have destroyed or incapacitated the food production facilities. This follows after the Malthusian precepts (research Thomas Malthus for more information) of depopulation. The speculative portion of this article is that based on all of the presented facts and the conduct of the government over the past thirty years, this is part of a concerted effort at population reduction, combined with the seizure of resources and raw materials.
The speculative part also takes the form of a question. Do you readers agree with my assertion: the “recalled products” mentioned have already been sequestered to these bunkers?
Let’s take it further. Look at what’s been done thus far. The US has been literally eviscerated of its industrial base.
We’ve been reduced to the level of a “third-world,” semi-banana republic, a country completely dependent upon service industry. A country where every governmental agency and bureaucracy is a self-serving den of thieves that cares nothing for the welfare of the people.
Where does “consent of the governed” come into play? It doesn’t, plain and simple.
It’s an easy thing, really, for them to “siphon” those supplies off of the books and into the trucks, or to say the supplies have all been “incinerated,” to hide the truth.
Theft becomes appropriation, and the reason will always be the same: in the interests of national security.
We are teetering on the precipices of an all-out nuclear war, a global famine, a worsening global pandemic, and a complete economic and social collapse.
I put this article together to show you one other thing: the importance of taking diverse, seemingly unrelated information, and tying it all in together. Throw out a “net” when you do research. Leave no stone unturned. Critical thought and thinking outside of the box made this country great. Such dreams were birthed by those poor, tired souls yearning for the chance to breathe free air – our forebears who came here – our families: Americans.
We owe it to the memories of our families to “not go gently into that good night.” We owe it to ourselves to take a stand – to prepare fr what’s coming, as I’ve mentioned before – prep and pray like there’s no tomorrow. Two great challenges must be overcome. We must survive what they intend to subject us to, and then, when the dust settles – from the ruins – we have to build the world into a better one than it is now.
Have faith in God, in yourselves, and take care of one another, and we’ll win. JJ out!
What are your thoughts?
Do you have anything to add to this list of information that is doled out as unrelated? Are you convinced these things are related? Share your opinions in the comments.
About Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson is the nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith and a Master Herbalist. He graduated from the Special Forces course at SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, and escape) School, and is an expert in small unit tactics, survival, and disaster-preparedness. He lives in a cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana.