How To Protect Yourself From Long Term Pandemic Lockdown

by | Apr 10, 2020 | Headline News | 12 comments

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    This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market. 

    It has been only two weeks since widespread pandemic lockdowns were implemented in the US and as expected the public is not handling the idea very well. Within one week there were already frantic demands for the economy to reopen by Easter (spurred on by Donald Trump), and mass delusions have developed that this is still going to happen despite the fact that lockdown guidelines have been extended to at least April 30th. People desperately want to believe that this will all be over in a matter of weeks.

    Many governments continue to perpetuate this fantasy by using very carefully worded terminology. For example, the phrase “two weeks of hell” is being consistently repeated by the media after Trump uttered the notion a few days ago. In Italy, a Milan official sees lockdowns now continuing for 2-3 more weeks. In Spain, the public was left with the impression that two solid weeks of quarantine and lockdowns would help stave off infections, yet the government extended the restrictions for…yes, you guessed it…another two weeks.

    Why are these announcements always in two-week intervals? I suspect it is because the maximum amount of days before the average person begins to register the passage of time in their minds in a new situation. After two to three weeks of going without certain comforts and habits, people tend to adapt and find different ways of doing things. And, after two to three weeks of the crisis, they might wake up and recognize the situation is not going to get better.

    Governments and establishment elites are seeking to keep the public as passive and docile as possible by continually feeding them the notion that the worst of the pandemic will be over in a matter of weeks. And, every two weeks they will reassure us that we are “only two weeks away” from salvation.

    Of course, with lockdowns in place, the spread of infections is bound to decrease eventually, but I think the average person has no concept of how long the economic collapse will last even after the virus is “under control”. Understand that there is NO coming back from this event in terms of the economy. Our 70% service-based system has been destroyed already, most people just don’t realize it yet. The majority of small businesses in the service sector will be wiped out in the next two months if they are not wiped out already.

    As during the Great Depression, major corporations (most of them) will be allowed to survive while small businesses are bankrupted and absorbed, further centralizing management of economic activity into the hands of a select few. In the meantime, a majority of people will be completely dependent on government aid in one form or another just to survive.

    The pandemic threat will continue for many months to come, perhaps with intermittent periods of loosened restrictions and lifted lockdowns. The public is being conditioned with a “wave model” of crisis and release, as I outlined with evidence in my last article ‘Waves Of Mutilation: Medical Tyranny And The Cashless Society’. This means that the economy is never coming back as it was, and tens of millions of people will remain jobless for a prolonged period of time.

    I predict that the establishment will support the populace with a form of Universal Basic Income (UBI) for a little while (2-3 months), and then, as the economy continues to crash, they will start cutting off these benefits to some people while adding requirements restrictions to receive benefits for others.

    When government becomes your sugar daddy, there are always strings attached. In some states they are already telling the public what they are allowed to spend their money on. In Vermont, for example, the state has declared numerous items in stores “non-essential”, which means you are not allowed to buy them. The claim is that you are allowed to buy them online, but in many cases people are blocked from doing this as well. Even garden seeds have been labeled “non-essential”.

    Proponents of these restrictions offer two reasons: One, it will supposedly reduce the amount of people going to stores thereby reducing the risk of infection. And two, our spending needs to be controlled so that we do not waste money on “frivolous things” during the economic downturn.

    Neither of these explanations is logical or acceptable. People generally go to stores to buy essentials along with “non-essentials” and so they will be “risking infection” regardless. Isn’t the whole point of social distancing and precautions like gloves and face masks supposed to allow the public to function while avoiding infection? Yet, the state is telling us this is not enough. We also have to be told when and how we can spend our money.

    And what about the government enforcing responsible spending? Since when has the government EVER been an expert on spending money responsibly? It is massive government debt along with massive corporate debt that has debased our economy from the very beginning. They are the reason we are in an economic crisis, not the coronavirus. Yet, they now think they should be allowed to give us orders on being frugal? They can go to hell.

    Imagine how numerous the rules and restrictions on the people will be once we are trapped into dependence on UBI and government aid. How much freedom will we have to give up just to get that monthly check? It is one thing to take the pandemic situation seriously and self-isolate for a while; it is another to sit back and allow the establishment to erase all our civil liberties in a matter of months in the name of “the greater good of the greater number”.

    Beyond that, the pandemic crisis concerns me much less than an economic collapse, which was an inevitability even before the coronavirus went mainstream.  How do we reconcile the government’s extreme response to the pandemic with the public’s need to function economically?  Are we just supposed to sit back and become slaves, dependent and clamoring for a meager UBI check every month?  I think not.

    So, the question is, what can we do about it? As I have been saying for well over a decade, the solution is to decouple from the system and build our own. But what does this mean specifically?

    Step 1: Start Providing Your Own Essentials

    Essentials include water, food, shelter and security. Without these four things no human can live for very long. If a person can provide these things for himself, then he will never be beholden to anyone, including a domineering government.

    I suggest starting small and expanding. Build a water collection source, or drill a well if you own property. Turn your yard into a garden, even if you live in the suburbs. In fact, your entire neighborhood should be growing gardens right now, and anyone who tries to tell you otherwise should be dissuaded from their attempts to control what you do on your own property. This means establishing neighborhood security and no longer relying on local law enforcement.

    It’s one thing to store essentials in case of emergency, it’s another to become a producer and ensure your survival for the long term.

    Step 2: Organize For Mutual Aid And Defense

    Each neighborhood or town should be working together for security as the system continues to collapse, which means establishing radio communications and small patrols to ward off looters. In New York alone, major crimes are up 12% as the lockdowns ramped up.  In many municipalities in the US, law enforcement is not responding to most calls involving assaults, break-ins, and robberies.  Organization at this time is paramount; the more organized you are the more of a deterrent you represent to people who would seek to take what you have. Most predators are cowards; when given the choice between a strong target and a weak target, they will invariably choose the weak target.

    The common argument against organization is that the “nail that sticks up will be hammered down”. I would remind people that the nails that are willingly hammered down will be stepped on forever. Nobody wants to step on a nail that sticks up. That hurts.

    Predators, including predatory and totalitarian governments are, at bottom, weaklings. And their weakness will become apparent the moment they face an opponent that actually refuses to back down due to fear.

    Step 3: Establish Barter Markets And Black Markets

    As noted in previous articles, the primary goal behind this pandemic is to use it as a rationale for controlling all commerce. If you do not have the proper “green code” from the government indicating you are “free from infection”, then you are not allowed to participate in the economy. No job, no grocery stores, no public gatherings, etc. This is happening right now in places like China and South Korea and according to elitists like Bill Gates and others it is coming to the US soon, make no mistake.

    The only way to counter such control is to not need the mainstream system at all. Localized barter markets need to be established, and if they outlaw those, then you need to set up black markets. Trade and production must continue or humanity as we know it will die. It will be replaced with a centralized socialist hive system that will crush all liberty, and this is unacceptable. Localization is the key to our survival.

    This means that the public must make an active effort to save themselves through their own innovation instead of waiting around for government to save the day.

    Step 4:  Accept The Reality That Political Leaders Are Not Going to Save You – They Are Only Going To Make Things Worse

    It’s funny, but if any of these lockdown measures were being implemented under a Democrat in the White House, conservatives would be enraged.  But, since Trump is president, a large number of conservatives have gone limp and docile; proclaiming that he is going to save the day and “cure the virus”.  It’s not going to happen, folks.  This is the same guy that was telling us in January that he trusted the data out of China and that everything was under control. Trump is not your savior, he is a long time puppet of the banking elites, as I have outlined and evidenced on numerous occasions.

    Trump’s job is to oversee the collapse of the US while playing the role of a bumbling “nationalist” and “conservative” villain.  To be sure, he’s not the only politician in office that is part of this agenda, and the UN and WHO are just as guilty of misleading people about the extent of the pandemic threat, but Trump is the one that conservatives blindly trust the most, and this is a problem.  If violations of the constitution continue to escalate, a war is coming, and Trump will NOT be on the side of liberty.  Conservatives will eventually have to decide which side of the fight they stand as the lockdowns drag on with only minor periods of relaxed restrictions.

    Ultimately, you cannot support economic socialization and big government tyranny just because Trump is president and still call yourself a conservative.

    Step 5: Be Ready To Fight And Die For What You Believe In

    People always talk about fighting for freedom, but the question is will they actually do it when faced with overwhelming odds? I can only speak for myself, and I will fight, but I do believe that many others out there are ready and willing to do the same.  That said, it really does not matter. It’s not for us to defend ourselves only if we think we have backup. Be ready to fight alone if you have to; be ready to take risks, otherwise, you have no chance of winning, and thus the people collectively have no chance of winning. If others follow your lead, then so be it, but don’t rely on it.

    There are many transgressions about to be foisted on the American people well beyond what we have already witnessed. You will know when the line in the sand has been crossed. Do not be surprised if in the next 3-6 months you hear the words “shots fired”. It is not enough to be prepped for the future. It is not enough to simply survive. The world as we know it is being sabotaged for the sake of power. Not money, but POWER. The elites will not be satisfied with anything less than total control. We cannot let them have it.


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      1. This is a big concern for me being elderly and not in the best of health. At least I do not live in a big city! I sure don’t get around like I used to but can still be effective in a crunch. Will put my faith in Jesus and hope enough folks can solve this mess. God Bless, James

      2. Be strong. The corona virus can smell fear. It only kills the meek.

      3. First comment went to moderation due to my error. Hope you younger folks can stop this from happening but the msm will be all over this. God Bless, James

      4. Howdy Y’all,
        Up at the Hedge this evening, a comprehensive attempt to sort out the FUD from Fact relative to COVID-19. IMHO, ‘must-view’ if for no other reason than to understand the Chinese mindset regarding their concept of ‘Total War’…KNOW your Enemy, for Enemy the CCP is, of all Humanity on Earth. View and Judge for yourself;
        “This Should Trouble Us Deeply” – Chilling Documentary Maps Out Likely Origin Of COVID-19″.
        Get ready, the FUD cycling round – especially that emanating from the MSM is STRONG – you’d be far better served getting all your data from ANYPLACE other than those; especially be suspect of Anthony Fauci – his story changes with the prevailing breeze.

        Tis late, the bed beckons, Adios All…

      5. We are in this for the Long Haul.

      6. I have informed my family and friends I WILL REFUSE State mandated vaccinations under any circumstance. I have also told them of the likely consequences for refusing to be vaccinated against one’s will, but am prepared. Though they will still inject me while being confined in a cell or a camp, it will be under protest, my conscience will be clear, and I will speak loud against.
        I also encourage those in my circle of close friends to refuse forced vaccination if they are willing to pay the price. If only so many people would stop being sheep, the State would be stopped immediately in their tracks.

      7. “It’s funny, but if any of these lockdown measures were being implemented under a Democrat in the White House, conservatives would be enraged.”

        “Conservatives” are generally company men, who can only be racist against indies. You will make excuses for any retard, monkey, or demon, that can be dressed up as a state actor.

      8. Article claims trump is under bankers controls. Yet site has banner saying trump is breaking the neck of the feds.

        Which is it? Why can’t y’all get on same page?

      9. Many moons ago there was talk on this site about certain states seceeding from the union .. And I stated I wouldn’t want to live in a state that left and I no longer had the remedy of the federal courts to keep the state from overstepping and violating my God given rights. And look what has actually happened. Suddenly when given a free hand Governors and state legislatures have violated our rights and freedoms in short order. Give them a inch and they took a mile!

      10. SH has already FT. And smart preppers are already at their BOL’s and been working on the homestead. Its been 10+ years now after Shoe shine boy Obama started his gun ban movement. So what have you accomplished with a 10 years notice S will HTF to protects yourselves from the Globalists plan to destroy economies and radiate all humans with 5G? Only what you can hold in your hand today, you own, imaginary numbers in a bank account 401K or stock market don’t mean squat. Pay off your mortgages and secured debt and only carry unsecured debt so if you default make em work for it to try and get you to pay. Review all contracts for loopholes to avoid debt repayment. The credit card agreement was for a Gold card you signed 20 years ago, but today and 5 credit cards later, you have been moved into a rewards card, which these new changed benefits or rates, is an entirely different financial instrument you never really sighed to agree to. Ask the bank for the CC agreement you signed for the card you are carrying? If it is not the same agreement matching the CC card type you carry, you have been duped. Tell the bank you never agreed to a Rewards card and if they cannot provide a signed agreement for a rewards card, tell them to go pound sand and you are not going to voluntary pay a debt for the free credit line they provided you. Then write the credit reporting agencies and tell them to remove that bogus line of credit off your report. Time to screw the banks and credit card shark loan predators. Just like mortgages who flipped banks over and over and they have no title work to claim you own the mortgage. Go Ask Countrywide from 2008. Take all your cash and assets out of all banks, and never keep your assets and liabilities in the same bank. They can take your assets to pay off your liabilities and wipe your cash payroll deposit account. Position yourself for a strategic default where you do not get hurt. And unsecured loan is just that. That cant later attach your house to pay an unsecured dent. Give them a bullet if they try.

        County Sheriff is worse than criminals. Never trust them or let them onto your property ever for any reason. Locked gate and barbed wire fence with posted no trespassing signs and cameras to record everything. Anything crosses your property line, kill it. They have been legally warned with no trespassing signs.

        Security is in layers. Motion detectors, trail cams, live feed cams. And post VIDEO Surveillance signs Criminals and Cops will pick a softer target unprotected to loot and harass.

        Get your chicken tractors built and rabbit hutches, rain catch and water filtering system. Solar for power and off their greedy grid. Put back a few years of food for crises like this. I’m short on TP but use paper towels. Plenty of them.

        Never surrender, never get on a FEMA or US Truck and Never ever give up your guns.

        Coincidence. While America is on Lockdown home detention, the 2020 Census Takers will find out everybody living in your house, tattoo and tag you, see if you got the Bill Gates Vaccine then track you. Smart meter usage will rat you out, water usage, and how much garbage does your household produce will give then the numbers in your household.

        Everybody is in fear afraid to move in case they are waiting for a Government check that may never come, or fir sure it’s in the mail. 20 weeks later in August. hahahahaha

        Yeah the SHTF already. Welcome to the party.

      11. Great article and insight Mac. I live in Northern Arizona and most people here are pretty much ignoring the stay at home request.I only hope my friends who own business’s such as restaurants and bars can make it through this without going under. They can sell take out food only, and are barely squeaking by.

      12. Tyrants use Isolation.
        Tyrants don’t like people communicating.
        Tyrants use Fear.
        Tyrants use Famine.
        TYRANTS use violence or threat of violence.
        Tyrants use imprisonment-murder-GENOCIDE.
        You need an understanding of communist history. History often repeats.
        Look also at how Cults work, fear-isolation-group think, control of information, control of communication, control of association. Don’t be so weak as to fall for lies.

        They want you Controlled, Isolated so you don’t communicate among yourselves. They are using FEAR.
        All Internet is a info/data gathering device. Internet was created by DARPA. Do you forget that?
        Chats and messaging CENSORED, “moderated”, delayed, no real time communication allowed, shadow banned, you are often redirected to Feds so as to control the sheep. Sheep are whats for dinner, decided by the politician/media/ banker, WOLF PREDATORS.
        Predators don’t like armed sheep. Also China CCP/China military are wiping/censoring/banning/controlling, internet of comments they don’t like. China CCP are pure EVIL. Communism is EVIL. Global communism is MOST EVIL. That is what they are trying to impose.


        Tech Companies are RUN/OWNED by antiAmerican’s.
        Tech is not your friend.

        You are currently in a preplanned Media/Government Hoax Psyop.
        Any excuse will be used to impose more Tyranny and control over common people.

        You need to take a stand. Not be controlled by fear. Disobey idiotic control freaks. Turn off the media. Unplug.
        Media is “programming”. Programming to program YOU.

        Don’t believe anyone until you have checked it out YOURSELF. Then maybe still not believe. With Tech they can FAKE anything.
        You are currently in a controlled narrative Psyop.
        Nothing is, as presented.

        Critical Thinking. Use it or loose it. You are about to loose it all.

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