Friday, January 26, 2024

So You're Thinking about Going to Texas?

By John P. Smith
Apocalypse Watch Editor

If you're thinking about going to Texas to help secure the border against the invasion, here's a few things to consider before jumping in your $80,000 truck with a couple of hunting rifles, energy drinks and some fruit roll-ups.

I understand the desire to be part of the solution; make sure you're not part of the problem. So, as I contemplate making a trip to the southern border myself, here's a few things I've thought about. (I'm actually having a hard time with the fact I'm writing about how to survive a possible military action in Texas!) My high-voltage speculation below assumes a full-scale escalation of hostilities.

If the shit does hit the fan, it's not going to be anything like we thought it would. (How's that for future past tense?) If you drove down there, you probably had to walk in from a long way out. You're walking and carrying a rifle; that makes you infantry. If you're not a combat or military veteran, that makes you as much a liability as an asset without proper discipline and leadership. Keep that in mind as we talk about this.

The enemy, in whatever form it shows up, will initially focus on taking away your ability to fight back. They don't want to actually fight; they want to destroy you without ever having to look at you. They'll take away your food and water; they'll blockade any resupply and they will deny any chance of reinforcements or orderly retreat.

If the Canadian Trucker convoy taught us anything, it's that the government isn't afraid to hold your family hostage to get you to start acting right. If you're identified as part of the resistance, the federal government will seize your bank accounts, property, business, anything they can to hurt you. I suspect they will send enforcers to gather your spouse, children, parents, family, friends, dogs, cats and anybody who looks like you and whisk them off to re-education camps to intimidate you. Your folks should be prepared to resist being hijacked as hostages; but it's going to happen.

Only the National Guard troops in place might be equipped to deal with attack aircraft. Maybe there'll be National Guard from several states. Maybe not. Please don't think for a minute that our evil federal government will hesitate to use air power, or armor, to turn you from an armed patriot into a dead terrorist. They will not hesitate. Once the resistance is dead; they get to write the script. January 6 taught us that.

Take a shovel and be prepared to dig a trench (and a latrine). Even that might not help. I remember from my days in the Air Force that our F-16 pilots accurately and consistently dropped 500-pound bombs inside a 30-meter target during practice. They're probably actually better than that. The enemy will likely be equipped with rockets, mortars, grenades, artillery and probably even armor. You'll be out there with a hunting rifle and a shovel.

Whatever group you go with, or fall in with, will undoubtedly have a combat veteran or two in the mix. Listen to these guys; they've been there and done that and know how to deal with it. Follow their lead and the orders of any officers or non-coms appointed to your unit. A small group that maintains proper military discipline and sound small-unit tactics can hold against a larger force. A bunch of cowboys doing their own thing pretty much ruins it for everybody. 


Fuel: The federal government will commandeer, confiscate and control every possible source of fuel available to keep you from getting to the resistance. Texas is mind-bogglingly big. It's bigger than France. I point this out so we don't forget the scale of the territory we're dealing with. Regardless, they're not just going to let you drive there and help the resistance. If there's a blockade of roads way south of Austin, say around Uvalde, then it's a 40 mile walk to Eagle Pass. They'll control the roads, so you'll be traversing rough terrain. The longer it goes on, the further out they'll extend control, for a while, at least.

I think, once a battle line forms, and arriving patriots can't reach the epicenter, they'll form a second perimeter north and east of the federal line. Then the feds may drop airborne or bring in an armored division north and east of those groups. Let's not forget tens of thousands of military age men just across the river. What happens if someone were to suddenly arm those people while the Texans have their back to the Rio Grande? If this escalates to that point, I expect the feds to use everything short of a tactical nuke to quell the uprising. I also expect at least 50% of the federal troops to defect and aid the resistance. (Keep in mind this is all high-voltage speculation on my part.) 

Vehicles: Don't drive there in anything you're not willing to leave there. Quite simply, if the shit hits the fan, the enemy will immediately cut all the fuel supplies, either commandeer, destroy, and blockade all the roads in and out. Any vehicles will be targets for aircraft. These aircraft, helicopter or fixed-wing, can destroy a vehicle from 3 km away and you may never even see them. If you're like most armed patriots, you won't be equipped to deal with aircraft. Your 7mm Mag or .50 cal Barrett is no threat to an aircraft a mile away in the sky.

Supplies: You cannot go there without taking your own water. Any public water supply will be confiscated, destroyed or compromised (poisoned) by the enemy. Don't expect those who came prepared to give up their water because of your short-sightedness. A survival straw or Sawyer filter might be a life-saver. Food: If you have to park somewhere south of Dallas and walk, you're not going to be happy carrying a backpack full of beanie weenies and Spam. Pack MRE's and dried meats. Medical: Be prepared for breaks, scratches, cuts, bites and bullets.

It's not going to be a fun camping trip. It's not going to be Woodstock or Party on the Prairie. If shots are fired, it's not going to be over by Sunday so you can be back home to watch Monday Night Football. 

If you decide to travel, be prepared for anything. Hope nothing happens.

(John P. Smith is a military trained journalist living in northern Arkansas. He is host of the Apocalypse Watch and Johnny Watcher shows. Visit the website for more information and links to the most recent podcasts. Check out his new book, available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle: Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium)

Monday, January 01, 2024

2023 Predictions Scored and New for 2024

By John P. Smith
Apocalypse Watch Editor

    For the last 7 years, I've added to this same article, reviewing the previous year and adding new predictions. For 2024, we get the condensed version. We ran an Apocalypse Watch podcast on the 2023 scoring. (You can find it here.)

Let’s get into it:

2023-1: Early in his 2024 campaign, Trump and Devin Nunes purge “Truth Social” employees once the extent of CIA and FBI infiltration becomes clear.
Update 2024: This still might happen, although it’s a little late to do it early in the campaign.

2023-2: More criminal media collusion with US government, big tech, big pharma and the Chinese Communist party is exposed, readership/viewers continues to plummet.
Update 2024: More people break their criminal media conditioning. This will continue to hit criminal media corporation’s bottom lines. Some of the more blatant liars (CNN) are already beginning to back away from the constant woke agenda propaganda as their viewership drops. However, not one of the major criminal propaganda enterprises will revert to actual news as long as they’re being paid to badmouth Donald Trump.

2023-3: Food and energy shortages brought about by “climate-friendly” legislation leads to rioting and violent unrest in Europe.
Update 2024: Close call for 2023. I still think we’re going to see more of this in 2024. Specifically, France and Germany will see a lot of street protest action.

2023-4: Stacking functions: In parallel with “vaccine passports,” the digital dollar, or whatever Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) arises, electronic forms of identification will lead to more direct control of individuals by global government agencies. It doesn’t take much imagination, or just a look at how Canada froze the assets of protesting truckers, to see how easy it will be to lock an individual’s bank accounts so they can’t eat, buy fuel or pay their utilities if they refuse to do something like take a vaccine or turn over their firearms.
Update 2024: The governments of the world keep trying to put us all on a digital currency and carbon credits. As long as the drug cartels, mafia and corrupt government officials are dealing in cash, we don’t have to worry about it all that much. However, globalists will work on putting a system in place to track the rest of us while the criminals turn dollars into digital.

2023-5: If it looks like Trump will take the election, they (democrats, deep state, globalists, criminal media) will take more physical action. May not happen until 2024.
Update 2024: The democrats and the deep state have done everything but put Trump in jail and/or try for a JFK style solution. (Not that we’ve heard about.) It’s clear Trump owns the majority of legitimate voters. I suspect an attempt to physically halt his progress.

2023-6: EPA mandates to require certain percentages of renewable energy on state grids leads to massive power outages and innumerable deaths from cold and/or heat. Fuel shortages create situations where backup power generation fails.
Update 2024: We saw this happen in Texas. The world is simply not ready to go full solar, wind or geothermal energy. The consumer rejection of electric vehicles is telling. The basic infrastructure to support an economy with all electric vehicles doesn’t exist. Investments in clean energy falter and fail.

2023-7: There’s been a lot of noise in the US government about “UAP” and “UFO” disclosure. But, we haven’t heard the truth in 75 years, why start now? Cover-up continues.
Update 2024: In 2023, we heard from the Pentagon, Congress, NASA and NORAD on the subject of UFOs. The military created the AARO (All-domain Anomaly Research Office) to address the UFO/UAP situation. Two high-profile UFO whistleblowers testified before Congress. This amazing parody of disclosure gave us hours of hearsay testimony and grainy videos of pixelated dots in the sky. The military and DHS continue to push the “UFOs could be a threat” narrative as a scare tactic to increase funding. Otherwise, cover-up continues, nothing happens.
(Interesting note 1 JAN 24: I wanted to verify the AARO acronym and agency purpose for this article. ChatGPT had no information on the AARO. I then asked BARD, Google’s entry into the chat AI race, about the AARO. On the first ask, BARD delivered a paragraph about the AARO being a government office under the Secretary of Defense and a list of duties and responsibilities. Then it erased that response and said, “I'm not able to help with that, as I'm only a language model.” I got the same results on a second attempt: Answer, then erasure and excuse. A message popped up on the display, saying BARD had been updated. My third ask pulled the information I needed. What’s up with that? Did the AI not want me to have that information in the beginning, then deem it harmless and let me have it?)

2023-8: The division of the vaccinated and unvaccinated continues in spite of direct evidence that the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” was a complete lie.
Update 2024: COVID Vaccine side-effects and vaccine sudden death syndrom eventually go mainstream. Lawsuits are filed and criminal cases against big pharma, government agencies and criminal media outlets land in court. Those who willingly took the vaccine will continue to believe in it. Those who were “forced” in order to keep their jobs, will start to push back and join class action suits against the government and big pharma. Those who refused to take the vaccine, lost jobs or professions, income, etc., will join those class actions. 

2023-9: The moon. Still nothing. I really expected new information or missions to the moon, for a variety of reasons. A lot of people making noise about Mars. The best place to launch a mission to Mars would be from the moon. There's thangs going on that we don't know.
Update 2024: Several countries are still trying to get a lander on the moon. Several landers sent by other countries blew up this year trying to land their craft. Several companies are taking investments for mining asteroids. Elon Musk still wants to go to Mars. Maybe this is the year we discover what’s on the moon that kept us away for 50 years.

2023-10: The more people vote with their money, the more woke businesses will fail. Those businesses that get back to basic entertainment and customer service and stop shoving the liberal agenda in our faces might make it.
Update 2024: Disney has already admitted their woke policies and entertainment agenda have practically bankrupted the corporation. Marvel and DC aren’t far behind Disney in losing their core fan base because of their liberal, woke policies and movies. Consumers vote with their wallets to drive wokeness leftism from family entertainment.

2023-11: Our US government continues to drive a wedge between demographic groups. The COVID op is over; the ramifications of it still pertinent. I won’t say it failed when 80-percent of the country took an experimental vaccination, the long-term effects of which are only starting 
to materialize. To shift focus from the increasing mortality of the vaccinated, climate deniers will be targeted.
Update 2024: Deflection is the name of the game, as climate deniers are vilified as the new unvaccinated. Governments and criminal media go after those who contradict the climate narrative, using those attacks as a distraction from the emerging data on vaccine malfeasence.

2023-12: With more and more evidence of vaccine malfeasance, showing that vaccinated individuals are more likely to catch, transmit and possibly die from COVID, unvaccinated people will start to avoid gatherings of the injected. I expect to see Pureblood parties in our future.
Update 2024: I’m happy this didn’t happen. I have seen no evidence of Pureblood parties or unvaxxed folks avoiding the vaxxed. Let’s see how it goes when more horrifying vaccine stats hit the media.

2023-13: Trump has already thrown his hat into the ring. If Desantis decides to run and/or gets the Republican nomination, Trump will run as an independent, splitting the vote and handing the White House to Biden again.
Update 2024: Fortunately, this didn’t happen. The democrats are still 100-percent invested in finding some way, short of the JFK option, of removing Trump from the ticket. Their plethora of frivolous lawsuits gets no traction, other than distraction. Trump takes the GOP nomination.

2023-14: Worldwide food and fuel shortages create unrest across Europe and the Middle East. The US will only suffer minor inconveniences…this year. More food processing facilities and clearing houses will “catch fire” or otherwise be shut down, pointing to a rough 2024.
Update 2024: Global leaders are saying, “We’ve got to stop farming or people will starve.” They’re actually saying that, and they think we’re stupid enough to believe it. Those climate nazis continue to push their agenda.

2023-15: The Russians defeat the Ukrainians, taking control of the country.
Update 2024: I expected the Ukraine War to be over within a couple of months.  It’s been nearly 2 years. The Biden administration is saying if we don't keep sending money and aid to Ukraine, they'll put American troops on the ground. They really don't want to give up their money laundering operation. Regardless, it can’t last much longer. The Ukrainians will surrender to the Russians 29 FEB 24. Ukraine will lose the Donbas region and Crimea permanently. Russia will occupy the country.

2023-16: China annexes Taiwan. North Korea stirs up trouble on the Korean Peninsula as a distraction. The US does nothing about Taiwan.
Update 2024: Near miss. We heard a lot of noise, on and off, about this last year. China held some aggressive military exercises around Taiwan. They’re ready whenever the opportunity arises. If the U.S. gets entrenched in an Israeli or Ukrainian regional conflict, China will use the opening to invade Taiwan.

2023-17: Following the disclosure of the Twitter files and subsequent release of information from Facebook, the FBI is subject to Congressional hearings on election interference and usurpation of individual rights to free speech. There’s a lot of noise, but ultimately, nothing happens.
Update 2024: A direct hit. Following House and Senate hearings on this subject, nothing continues to happen. The FBI and other government agencies are above the law and untouchable as long as Biden’s cronies run things. That means, until Trump gets elected, again. Which is why all their resources are aimed at keeping Trump from being elected.

All new predictions as of 1 JAN 24:

New 2024-1: Trump picks Vivek Ramaswamy as his VP running mate. 

New 2024-2: Trump and Ramaswamy win the November election in spite of massive cheating and election fraud perpetrated by the Democrat voter fraud machine.

New 2024-3: Deep state democrat voter fraud and election interference are exposed and prosecuted.

New 2024-4: Trump assigns Vivek Ramaswamy the unenviable task of cleaning the swamp. Ramaswamy starts with the DHS, targeting the FBI, IRS, ATF and DEA. Agents and office personnel are retired or released from 80-percent of positions. Next: the EPA.

New 2024-5: Deep state assassination attempts against Trump escalate to the point Trump’s personal security detail has to fight off an attack by the Secret Service.

New 2024-6: The DOJ continues to make noise about releasing the “Epstein Client List.” Even if it actually happens, which is doubtful, the justice system ignores it, Congress does nothing, and the news media is silent. The mechanisms and offices in place to address and prosecute this level of criminal behavior are filled by people on the list. Nothing happens. 

New 2024-7: Israel clears out the last of the Hamas strongholds in Gaza by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the U.N. whines, and cries, and fires off several scathing resolutions against Israel for being so mean to those poor terrorists. Israel gives the U.N. a giant double-barrel middle finger and keeps going until the job is done.

New 2024-8: Possibly for 2025...Once Trump takes office, cannabis is removed from the Schedule 1 Drug list.

(John P. Smith is a military trained journalist living in northern Arkansas. He is host of the Apocalypse Watch and Johnny Watcher shows. Visit the website for more information and links to the most recent podcasts. Check out his new book, available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle: Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium)