We continue to have some very thought provoking comments here at Thoughts From Frank and Fern, and I’d like to talk about a couple of them. As the world continues to spiral ever faster out of control, there is truly much to think about. While Frank was responding to Bellen in one of the recent comments, the word discipline stuck in my head. Here is what he said.
Hello, Bellen. It always pays to be vigilant. Who would have thought that a Christmas party in California, during the daytime, before noon, on a weekday, would have been a death trap. But it was and it is. The rules are changing. Fat, lazy and slothful just don’t cut it anymore. People have the ability, they need to use that ability. This easy life that we’ve experienced for decades now is going to haunt our very survival. The enemy isn’t fat and lazy, and they are filled with hatred. Where does that leave us? Thank you for your words of wisdom. Time is short, but we still have time. Prepare now. Right now.
What struck me in this comment is the fact that our enemies are not fat and lazy, but we are. We’ve had it way too easy for too long,
we’re soft and don’t want to do the hard things in life. It’s true, I spend way too much time sitting in front of this box, looking, reading, writing some, just goofing off when I could be doing something constructive, or learning something. It’s not like I have to do hard manual labor every minute, but there are always things that need to be done instead of sitting here. Here is another one of Frank’s comments.
Hello, Hobo. Yes, it will happen here, because it is happening here. Let’s take a short look at history. The Japanese government’s involvement in WWII did not start with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. That is not when the Pacific war started. It started months and years before the first bomb was dropped at Pearl Harbor.
The war we’re involved in right now has been festering for years, and it’s not going away because we put economic pressure on some country, or we tell some government that if they don’t stop we will punish them. This war has begun, and it has started. For those that roll their eyes, well, there is nothing you can do about those type. Do the best you can and prepare for the effects of war, because it is happening here. It’s happening over most of Europe, and most of us don’t have a clue. Take a serious look at the Middle East and Africa. Most of those countries are suffering the effects of war today. All that is left is the western world. This is all by design. It’s not going to be pretty. I feel sorry for lots of people, my friends, neighbors and relatives. I just don’t know what to say. Prepare while the sun is still shining, because it is going to get dark. Prepare your mind to do the unthinkable.
Just think about that. We all know that some terrible atrocities are coming to our country. We are not immune to the plague of terror that is becoming the scourge of the world. There is no vaccine to
prevent it. No medicine to cure it. No amount of thinking, wishing or praying will change the destiny of our world. The financial markets are wobbling to and fro like an old fashioned wooden top, and you know what always happens to tops after a time. The glitz and splash of this commercial season has done little to distract or contradict the evil mist that is infiltrating weak minds that are looking for some type of meaning in life. Some are convinced that the only way to be powerful in their own right is to take the cowards way out and kill those that are weaker than themselves.
Frank is right, time is short and it will be getting very dark soon. So do we have time to be lazy and slothful? No, we really don’t. This is where the thought on discipline comes in. When I sit back and try to get a realistic picture of the work that will be necessary every single day in a survival situation, I know it will take just about everything I can muster, and some days even more than I think I have in me. The discipline I can develop now will payoff in ways untold when it is crucial to our survival.
When your enemy, either foreign or domestic, is a trained, disciplined, determined foe, full of hatred and wishing you death,
how can we justify a lack of discipline on our part? I don’t mean in ‘preparing’ things like beans, bullets and bandaids, but in all things. There are days I just don’t feel like working hard, I’d rather sit back and spend too much time entertaining myself in front of this box. If the enemy were at my gate I don’t think I’d have the luxury of sitting back with my feet up counting the tulips, unless they were the ones on my grave.
Discipline is an exercise of the mind. Your mind is what controls everything, your appetites, desires, needs, wants, fears, excitement, everything. We are all experts in justifying what we do, giving numerous reasons or excuses for this or that, but the truth of the matter is that we do, or don’t do, because we have made up our mind to do so. The reasons don’t matter, the outcome does.
Do you have the discipline to survive? To do what is necessary, day in and day out? To defend your loved ones and food supply? To do the unthinkable? It’s impossible to imagine what it will truly be like in a collapse situation. The events that occur will be dependent upon the impetus that pushes the world over the edge of life as we know it. One thing is for certain though, there are some events that appear to have been set in motion that will bring out very strong feelings in many people. Feelings that deal with freedom, the right to defend ourselves, raise our food, and live life the way we see fit. It’s time to quit playing at preparing and discipline ourselves, especially our minds, to sharpen our wits and focus on the scenario that is unfolding before our eyes. It’s time to be ready to defend ourselves.
Until next time – Fern