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EP12 | Beyond The Brink | Unrestricted Warfare | 05-27-2023

EP12 | Beyond The Brink | Unrestricted Warfare | 05-27-2023


Now is the time to strengthen our relationships with friends, family, and God. In this episode we cover the work of investigator and combat expert Brian O'Shea's piece entitled, “How would I destroy America if I were America’s enemy?”



The VEDA Broadcast Network discusses global events and is partnered with Swan Bitcoin. They share a military investigator's perspective on how America could be destroyed by its enemies. The strategies include technology transfer, fabricating stories, flooding the country with narcotics, resource plundering, economic aid manipulation, regulatory changes, cultural manipulation, and international lawfare. These tactics have been used historically and are still relevant today. The discussion urges listeners to be aware and question what is happening in their communities. These ideas are based on a book called Unrestricted Warfare written by two Chinese colonels in 1999. You're listening to the VEDA Broadcast Network, discussions that matter. Thank you for listening. The shows on the VEDA Broadcast Network are those of the host, guest, and callers only and do not necessarily reflect those of the staff, management, or advertisers of VEDA Media or the VEDA Broadcast Network. 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And if you're listening on the radio, you can find our previous shows at VEDABroadcastNetwork.com and we're on various podcast platforms, Spotify, iHeart, Podbean, Audio.com, most of the major platforms. And you can find us under the handle at VEDABroadcast. Well, today's show touches home for both Melissa and I, which is one of the driving forces beyond the show, beyond the brink, and we're about to share an article where investigative reporter, he's actually a military investigator, combat expert, Brian O'Shea. He shares a hypothesis from a military combat expert's perspective. I want to be clear on that. It's just his perspective on how he would destroy America if he were America's enemy. And since it's Memorial Day weekend, we thought that this article was very well-timed and something we should talk about. So without further ado, let's dig into today's topic. Ah, yeah. It's going to be an interesting show, that's for sure. Yeah. The article is titled, How Would I Destroy America If I Were America's Enemy? And again, this is just a hypothesization, if I could say that correctly. So who is Brian O'Shea? He's an investigator, he's a combat expert, and he's the husband of Dr. Naomi Wolf. I didn't know that until I researched that. Yeah, I didn't either. Very interesting. So he goes on to say, how would I destroy America if I were America's enemy? He made a few references that, gosh, really touched home here. He says he might look at Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield and say, wow, 42, 48 days later, it's a perfect war, boom, done, in and out. Nearly any of our military personnel were injured severely, very few died. We can't fight these Americans kinetically traditionally, we're so spread out. So then if you back up and take a 30,000-foot view, you might say, but how could I fight America? So you might look at that and say, well, look at sanctions, look what it did to Iraq. Look at what the non-kinetic means of warfare did to Iraq. But would that work here with the largest economy in the world? Financial damage, exactly, to some extent, huh? Yeah. Financial damage, embargoes, you name it, brought them to their knees. But is it bringing us to our knees? What brought us to our knees almost was a complete and total shutdown. Yeah, yeah. So you don't want to attack a superpower like us or any of the other superpowers in the world, you want to weaken them from within. I just want to let you sit back and think about that one for just a moment and let it kind of marinate in that and think a little bit about how that might just be going on today. So Brian offers up, I believe it's about eight or nine points here on how he would go about doing this. So first of all, he talks about technology transfer, stealing their technology and using it against them. Melissa, how many times have we heard about, let's take some of the big companies, some of the high tech companies, Tesla, for instance, if you open up a subsidiary in the country of China, China owns a part of that company. They want the intellectual property. So come on in on our shores. No problem. You want to run, you want to sell your Teslas, you want to sell your Fords and your Chevys, no problem, but you've got to share your technology. Yep. Yeah. Likewise, if you come here, how many people have been, how many work for the high tech companies where they have been found to have taken intellectual property and have gone to their home country? Most of the time, which is China, and bring it back there. You know, it was a couple of years ago when they had some stories coming out about China stealing, stealing our technology. And I didn't get much media coverage or, you know, the average person didn't seem to be too concerned about it. And I remember thinking, you know, it's not like I know a lot about this stuff, but I it like it struck a chord with me because I thought, you know, if if another country gets a hold of of our technology and the possibility to use that technology against us is is pretty great. And if we like to consider ourselves as, you know, main innovators for for all of these high tech innovations that have come out, the fact that they've that they've kind of been allowed to be infiltrated, really, because people look the other way when it comes to that. So I think I think we haven't really understood the damage that that could possibly do. Or maybe we have. Or maybe we have. Yeah, true. Yeah. Yeah. But the thing is, too, with as far as the technology part goes, I mean, I don't the stealing part of it, that that is the worst, because, you know, then they know they know where your weaknesses are. Right. And they can build upon that and then infiltrate into and put back doors in and everything else, which I think is actually been the case with a lot of a lot of our technologies today. And we've just kind of, you know, went with it. But let's let's look at military technology. Look at some of their Navy ships. Yeah. Look at some of their aircraft. These are not commercial airliners. These are military airliners that pretty much reflects looks a lot like our own. Well, remember all of the planes, you know, crashing and, you know, just so many different things and that they're all there. They use technology. So it's pretty important to have your technology secure, at least, you know, not let people in to put back doors in. Right. But yeah. So sorry. No, it's OK if this is a deep discussion and something I, you know, I said from the very beginning, it touches us both deeply. Another way that you would infiltrate our country, break it down, is to gaslight us, fabricate stories, create lies. Yeah. Make people think that I'm so powerful that I just can't be stopped and you should just give up. How much is that going on now? A lot. Gosh, there's a billion people ready to come along and could, you know, storm our shores if they wanted to. Or a little island adjacent to their country, we could just go ahead and bombard them. But it hasn't happened. I'm not saying that it won't, but that narrative has been out there and it does make you sit back and take pause and think about the situation and how grave it is. You know, I was just listening to one of my favorite shows that I've been listening to for a couple of years called Table of Titans, and it's several guys, you know, they offering their perspective and with world things going on. And anyway, our doc is one of the one of the fellas on that show and he mentioned something and it really, really resonates with me because I see it, too. If you notice in the news, they've been recycling clips of, you know, whether it be people are on the way to the border or people are, you know, one class of people is beating up another class of folks or whatever. And it is to instill fear into the American public. And, you know, fear is a liar. Fear is paralyzing and they want us to be fearful. And, you know, like you say, their fabrication that, you know, there's so many people coming up to the over the borders that, you know, they're going to come over and harm us. Right. And so then you have a bunch of scared people and they feel like there's nothing that can be done. And in reality, is it even true? We don't know. We're not there. We don't see them. You know, we don't, but we're getting busloads. True, true. But I'm just saying they do try to perpetuate that. So it's kind of, I don't know. One of the other things, if you were a military planner in another country and you wanted to destroy our country, maybe you might do it with narcotics. This has been going on since the Vietnam War days. You might flood the nation with really, really bad addictive substances that overwhelmed the public health system. I was just a little kid when this was all happening. And and thinking about the people that were strung out on heroin, for instance, and I remember the imagery of seeing hippies laying out on the sidewalks in San Francisco, just tripping with the needle hanging out of their arm. And ironically, having been to San Francisco not too long ago, I witnessed that myself going through a BART station. So this has been going on for, what is it, 2023? Nearly 60 years this has been going on. So these are very patient war planners. They know it's going to take a long time. And we'll talk about that a little bit more as we get closer to the end of the program about why that is happening. Another way that you would be able to take a shot in America is using resources as warfare so you can plunder the national resources of all other countries so no one else can have them so that by 2025, everything has to go through me. I am the supply chain center. So think about Taiwan. Think about the Belt and Road countries. Why is the Belt and Road initiative even there? It isn't for bringing goodwill and prosperity to other countries. It is for something else. And even though that this is happening to America, it is happening to other countries by stealing resources, if you will. Probably to attack us. Well, yes, but I also think that America has done that to other countries. We have. Well, yes, one turn to another. Yes, indeed. I mean, so if you like in our previous episodes where we talk about, you know, who are these hidden folks, right, that are controlling everything? And, you know, it's just on a larger scale, but it's pitting one country against another or whatever, but it's the same bunch of people that are gaining control over all these countries. And just now, I mean, we're thinking, you know, America is in threat or, you know, in, what do I want to say, in jeopardy, perhaps, for some of the things that I think we've done. I mean, not as Americans, we don't realize it, but I think other countries probably feel like we've done that to them, you know. So you're right, resources warfare is, that is, yeah, been going on for a very long time, right? Well, if you look at some of the investigations that are coming to light, what you're saying is absolutely true. We have been interfering in other countries' elections, for instance. We have been involved in coups and taken down governments that we don't like, all in the name of providing the protection. It almost sounds like a cartel or a mafia, doesn't it? We'll protect you for pay. Yeah. You're just going to give us 10, 15 percent of everything you take in every week, and we'll have a collector come by and see you. Yep. Yes. Yeah. A small diversion here. It made me just flash on the Tulsa King. Have you watched that show? What is it called? The Tulsa King. I have not. It's a Sylvester Stallone series. It's very good. And it just brought me back to that on how cartels work. And Sylvester, I'll give you a short little snippet on this. Sylvester Stallone is part of the family. He went to prison for the family to keep secrets, and when he gets out of prison, he was removed from New York, if you will, and sent to Oklahoma so that he could still be relevant but out of the family's business, so to speak, but still part of the family because the family still wants their take. So he finds a cannabis shop. There is nothing going on in Oklahoma, no crime, no problems there with this cannabis shop, but he creates a problem for them. And he says, you need protection, and I'll be here every week. It's just going to cost you 10%. It's a great show. Problem, reaction, solution, right? That's the model. If you want a little action show and a little laughter, watch the show. It's good. I'll check it out. Yeah, thanks. Thank you for that little diversion there. So another way that you can attack America is with economic aid warfare. I'm going to pretend I'm helping other countries, especially the ones that don't like America, but then what is it that I'm really doing? I'm getting into those countries so I can start dictating to them on how to run their countries. We were just talking about that. I might even hand out vaccines to do that or masks. And some of that was done to us as well. So during this period of time, I had a note written here about PPE to the United States and the United Kingdom, because those are things that we were running short of. And where did we have to turn to? China. Yes. Which I always thought that was really odd. It was really odd. The whole thing is ironic because, I mean, you had it and people are thinking like possibly it came from China and all of that. But yet we're going to trust our masks and all stuff. It's like, what in the heck are we even doing right now? That's why I mean, I just think a lot of this stuff is just so it's projection, right? Because if you, you know, I realize this particular Substack article is on China and what China has done to the United States, right, that they're infiltrating and stealing our technology and they're coming in onto our land and all of this stuff. We have done that to other countries for a long time. We go in there and we want to change their culture. Oh, you're not a Christian. We're going to change your culture. You don't do this. We're going to change that or we're going to just set up our shop here to protect your resources. Right. But it's a set up around police departments so we can police our own people that are here. Right. Yeah. I mean, it's a it's a wild it's a wild thing. So, yeah, this is a really this is a really good Substack, guys. And as we as we progress through this, this is not all doom and gloom because we are going to go over some ways that what we can do. Right. So I just wanted to interject in case somebody's listening and going like, I don't want to focus on the negative, you know. So we're going to. Oh, no, no. We have three more negatives here. Stand by. Stand by. Just hang in there. And Melissa just alluded to one of them. So we're going to get through this. The next way to do this is to hit us with regulatory warfare. Let's say I get my hands on some elected politicians and get them to start changing laws in favor for me to weaken the country from within. Do we need to say anything else? Just look at the Durham report. If you have been under a rock, slip that rock out. Come on out. Get some fresh air. Go find the Durham report and you're going to get a load of information that you might just want to go crawl back under the rock because it's a lot, but it's something you need to know. The next one is the cultural warfare that Melissa was just talking about. You can convince our youth through something just to try to talk and get addicted to that and change your culture so that they start favoring a culture and don't even realize what their own culture is. It's almost like fentanyl for the online world. Wouldn't you agree? Yeah, I think that our own culture has been broken down so much that Americans don't really even know what American culture is anymore. Right. It's kind of. I believe it started on our generation. Well, I'm a baby boomer, Gen Xer. I'm right on the border. So I remember a lot of this happening when I was just a little kid and I remember these conversations at home and how my folks were talking about how they were seeing things and it was very concerning. And we had a push towards communism and then there was a big push against communism. And but just think about that. That was our generation. We have now grown up and have had our own children and our children are having children. It's those generations that are making these changes happen. We planted the seeds in our own children and they're planting it in their own children and they don't even know it for the most part. Many do. A lot don't. It kind of goes back to that. It kind of goes back to that fourth turning that when we covered. Sure does. Early on. I mean, well said. And and, you know, as we go, you know, if we're talking about something like the warfare kind of sitting back and planning all this stuff out. Well, if you recognize the fourth turning and all of those cycles, you could easily do it if you're very patient. Right. Little by little by little, you break down the fabric. And, yes, a hundred years. Exactly. So and the last of this plan would be international lawfare. Now, you're going to find this one interesting. So you might find some governing body that can get through the boundaries of all of these other countries and start dictating to those people, regardless of their constitution or their sovereignty, sovereignty, how it's going to be. Maybe because there's an emergency, maybe, I don't know, a pandemic. Right. Gee, I can think of the organizations where that might happen, where we've given these they're not even governmental organizations, they're private organizations that we've given these rights to. I don't know, three-letter agencies, two-letter agencies, let's see, the WEF, the WHO, HWO, or even the UN. Yeah. And, you know, I think most people, I didn't really realize it. I think a lot of people don't realize that, you know, when when they think about the World Health Organization and, oh, what was the one, the CDC? You know, all these things, these are people that are not elected making really big decisions and, you know, people have faith in the government and they don't really realize that the people that are making these, you know, changes and decisions and stuff, it's a very small amount of people and you don't know who they are. You know nothing about them. And the further away we get from knowing anything about them, the worse it is for us because, you know, you just gave them a green light to do with whatever they want. And by the time you realize that they've done something, it's kind of already too late. You know, well, I mean, that's the that's the you know, type thing about it. But I guess what we're trying to do with this this show is, you know, not scare people, not not, you know, be the bummers, but to kind of get people to start paying attention a little bit and ask some questions about, you know, when you hear things about the CDC, start looking into these people. Well, you've got to wake the WTF up. Yeah, we do. This is big time. So let's run through these these eight points. That's technology, fabrication, narcotics, warfare, resources, warfare, economic aid, warfare, regulatory warfare, cultural warfare, international warfare. And as we describe these, do any of these tactics sound familiar to you? Do you feel them existing in your own communities? So if you have, just ironically, this wasn't something that Brian thought up. It's actually been written about in a book called Unrestricted Warfare. And it was in a book that was written in 1999 by two Chinese colonels. Did you know about that? No, I did not. That's interesting. So the text is the text is the basis in the core of Chinese military strategy that strategically and tactically exercise today. It's their own writing, their own publication. It's happening right now. And I can see it in my own community. Melissa, I know you can see it in yours. I'm hoping that you can see it, too. Yeah. So when you start looking at all these little pieces in conjunction, it starts to make sense to you. But if you look at them individually, you might just you might just excuse some of it. But when you look at it in total, in a total form, take that 30,000 foot view. It's very clear. You might be playing a chess game and you can look at the entire chess board at that point. And it starts to make sense. Yeah. Yeah. And and this has been going on for quite some time. I allude it back as far as Vietnam era. But Brian specifically says he feels it's about 20 years when it's really started ramping up. It's not the 2008 connection, although there is plenty of that there. But this really started back up around 2003 when we started outsourcing jobs to China. Who was in office then? I think we were just talking about that one of the presidents in the previous show. And Trump has talked about this extensively as being an existential threat to this country. And probably one of the reasons why all of the things that have happened to him that has been outlined in the Durham report, we know all of what he was accused of doing was not he was accused of doing was not true. Yeah. Apparently he's quite a threat for talking the truth. Yeah. But here's the thing. And what's really cool, and I know Bitcoin brought us here, is that we're a largely decentralized country. America is tough to topple because of that. We have 50 individual governments in this country and all of the other countries fell easily because they were highly centralized. Our country being 50 countries within a country, so to speak, if you would say look at the state of California, the state of Texas, their economies are larger than many countries in the world. I think California is sitting at number seven in the world. Texas is right up there. Florida is another one. So very powerful states within a large landmass of one country, the United States. So but here's what's more important is when you go beyond the state level, there's these jurisdictions called counties and they have their own sovereignty as well. And this is tried and true where I live. Some of the things that have been going on in this county has made national news, as Melissa and I've talked about many times, because in this county we understand our sovereignty. And there are other countries throughout the United States that are doing that as well. And there's groundswells coming up in their communities through these small jurisdictions. So we'll talk about it a little bit more about that later. So how do you subvert the United States form of government, community warfare like you talked about earlier? But there's even a deeper layer than that. And this is where it gets to the heart of the matter. You've got to go to the churches, the mosques, the temples and the synagogues. You've got to keep the people from meeting in those those groups. The reason why is because they're like minded people. They have something in common that brings them to church, synagogue, temples, you name it. It's a place where you feel safe and you feel good about hanging out with the people that are there. Well, not to mention, yeah, not to mention the power of bringing like minded folks together in prayer and the things that they can do through that. Right. So if you can, if you can shut it down or make people afraid to gather in, you know, large spaces because of potential threats or if you can infiltrate the church or mosque temples themselves with a bad actor, so to speak, and kind of change the change the narrative. That's another way that you can break down that very strong population. We're having that now. You have cults, you have other bastardized groups, traditional groups that have been bastardized by these these infiltrators. And they try to change the narrative. A small digression, you just made me think of our transportation secretary. This was just brought up, wasn't part of this article, but you just you hit the nail on the head. I got to talk about it. Secretary Buttigieg, hopefully we don't get bumped because of this. But a judge? Yes, a judge. Well, when he was campaigning, he was talking about how Jesus was a migrant and how there should be no borders. There were no borders for Jesus. Well, that is a classic example of the bastardization of of using scripture to to bring forward a narrative that is not true. That is not how how the Bible was meant to convey that message. And I don't recall I'm not I am not an expert in the word at all. I am just a novice. But I don't recall there ever being a reference to him being a migrant. But the thing of it is, when you look at that and you look at some of his other activities as being a new parent and and how he he and his partner are using devices of a different gender to take care of their children, that is where they're using the the word to bastardize a certain culture and a certain narrative to break down traditions. Very dangerous. And it's used all the time by our politicians to form the narrative that they wish to form. And it goes directly against the churches and the synagogues and the temples, you name it. Yeah, it's a box. Yeah, they definitely have. They use the Bible and Christianity as a weapon, actually. Although I will say, you know, some some would say that Christians have used that as a weapon also, you know, depending on who you're talking to. And and and really it has no they should not be doing that, period. Well, we there's other people I won't even bring it up now, but you just got me thinking of another one where the Catholic the Catholic Church was brought in and a lot of those teachings were, you know, were bastardized as well. Yes. Manipulate it. So how else do you make a community warfare work and shut down these communities? You might be able to get, I don't know, a couple scores of of scientists buy them off maybe to buy to write peer reviewed articles and submit them to the National Institutes of Health and say why it's dangerous to meet that these groups are meeting. Are these groups germs different than anybody else? Yeah. It seems like it's safer to go into a grocery store than to go to your church. Yeah, that whole system has been manipulated. When you think about how crazy this was. Yeah, it really was. I think I think a lot of people now they're starting to I mean, I hate to keep using the wake up, wake up type thing, but I think a lot of people are starting to have some realization that, you know, things didn't seem quite right. You know, now that the fear is kind of subsiding a little bit and pulling it back and people are kind of thinking like it's very interesting. And now a lot of things are coming out that, you know, those that don't want to see it, they're never going to see it. But those that are starting to see it and they're kind of they're kind of mad now, you know, because a lot of lies were told. And, you know, and the other the other thing that is damaging is, you know, we want to have faith in our our government and our, you know, the institutions that we're paying into to help facilitate some really important things. And they've just like squashed credibility and their trustworthiness is zero to in my book at this point. And let's concentrate it. Right. You got that. Yes. And and because we kind of weren't paying attention or we we just didn't know, we didn't know that that this could happen. And you got you got bad players in there. And we're going to talk about how to fix that. You definitely just hang in there. We're almost there. We're almost there. But just to go on, you know, there's precedence for what we were talking about here, breaking up the family in our country. We had heard for many, many years, it takes a village to raise the children. But that was also a convoluted statement, because what that meant is that many families would take care of their own. But what that statement meant is that you don't need a mom and a dad. You need a government. You need an agency, for instance. And this worked really well in the 50s and the 60s in China under the Mao regime because family became secondary to the state. Mom and dad were irrelevant. It just didn't matter. Disrespect them. They don't know anything. Kind of like how the boomers are treated now. It's ironic that there are classes, I believe, that they're starting in New York right now about how to talk to older people, boomers, how to respect boomers because they might have something to offer. So it's already here. It's the center. And well, and that should have been something that your parents taught you for crying out loud, you know. But, you know, you might not think that these are military strategy, but it certainly is. You don't have to have bombs going off and bullets going. You can use psychological warfare. We have been told for a very long time we're in the fifth generation warfare. Yep. And it's like a silent war. Right. Why do we when we do go to war? We always look at how many how many casualties that we can prevent. We're at a point where we don't want to lose anybody. We send drones. We do all sorts of things. So there's a saying that God, God of war has many faces. And the first rule of unrestricted warfare is that there's no rules. There is no rules. Back in the day, there were rules. And anything goes and everything is the battlefield, including infiltrating churches, infiltrating families, getting in there and breaking them up. We're there. Yes. Once communities are broken up, things start to fall apart. Look at your big cities. It says it all. Look at some of your largest cities like San Francisco with poop maps, for instance. Businesses are closing down and moving out of there. Families can't go get groceries. It's sad. It's sad. I've been listening to, you know, some some other channels and people. Somebody just talked about Lewis actually went to Dubai and he said Dubai is so clean. Yeah. It's almost like unreal clean. I don't know if we want to be Dubai or so to speak, but your shoes are clean from walking outside. It's so clean. You know, when you think about the destruction of our cities, what were so wonderful places, such wonderful places are just, you know, as Trump called the one place, the shithole. Yeah. Excuse my language, but a lot of these cities are shitholes now destroyed. Why? Why is this allowed to happen? This is this is horrific. It's so sad. It's terrible. I remember seeing men and women pushing push brooms on sidewalks. They worked. They might have been receiving some sort of subsidy at the time, but they were working and contributing to their communities. I'm talking about San Francisco, being able to walk through San Francisco once upon a time where the streets were really clean. And even though you saw transients, they they were still sleeping on the sidewalks then, but it would be every now and then. And they certainly weren't as aggressive as they are now. But you just walked by them. You give them a smile and you treated them like they were a human being. Many of them were out there pushing those brooms. Yeah, they were contributing because they wanted to get a hot meal. They wanted to have a place where they could sleep safely at night. It wasn't always on the streets. In fact, it wasn't allowed. Yeah. So have you ever heard? So the way that they work is that they attack from the bottom up. They get in and they kind of plant a seed and they grow up from there. And that's how countries, you know, how the CCP gets into countries all around the world. Have you heard the statement? I know you have. Top down, bottom up, inside out. How many times have we heard that? Yeah. Yeah. Let's see. Van Jones, he's a devout communist. We have been told many times when Obama was running about how he was going to build up the economy. It was going to be from top down, bottom up, inside out. And Joe Biden's been talking about that as well. If you think about his campaign speeches and when he I believe it was in his when he was sworn into office. Well, when he took office, let's put it that way. So let's get into the good, let's get into the good stuff, because this is stuff we have control over. So now you know what the problem are and what we've been dealing with. Maybe things that we've put a blind eye to. I know I certainly have. I think you have, too, Melissa. But because we're awake, we know we have to take action not only for our families, but for our children and our grandchildren. So how do you defend yourself? You focus on the three F's. That's friends, family and faith. It's easy, but it's hard. It's easy, but it's hard because in some ways you have to reinstitute old habits that you thought were out of date. Maybe, you know, oh, it's just old school or making some new habits because you haven't even been exposed to some of the things that we're going to suggest. So if you're going to break up, if you're going to fight someone who's trying to break up your family, who would you start with? Would it be your friends and try to get influence on them? Yeah, for sure. So you want to start protecting your friends. You want to make sure and I'm not talking about physical protection, but help them with their minds and help them nourish their minds with truth and facts, not this convoluted stuff, because many of the much of the convoluted stuff is not backed up with anything. You know, it really helped me and my Ryan did this for me a lot. When we first met, I would make a statement or have an opinion about something and he would just ask me why. Right. What, what, why, you know, well, what backs that up? You know, why, why are you thinking that way? And then it's like, wow, you know, I realize a lot of things that I might have opinions I had or whatever. Like, do I really feel that way or have am I regurgitating something because it's easy and it really forced me to look in things a little bit deeper. And some things I remain steadfast on and I kept my faith and other things I was like, you know, I think about that a little differently now that I looked into it a little deeper. So I think with our friendships, if we just ask questions with one another and listen to what they say is is a way to protect them in a way that allows them to protect themselves by asking questions. So, you know, and you'll find that if you participate in your community, you'll often hear that that speak as well, where, well, it's always been done this way. We will it's only fair to everybody that we charge three different rates for something that that costs the same to produce. Because it doesn't make any sense unless you're able to break it down. And so having your conversations with your friends where you can where you can break down these these concepts, for instance, it will work its way up to those who are making decisions on our behalf. Yeah. So you need to look out in the community. What's going on? You know, nothing's innocuous. It's all out there. If you're just going to pay attention. Right. So we got this far because we weren't paying as good attention as we are now. And some people in this country were able to gain so much power because we're all pretty nice people. We're willing to just, you know, turn our back. You know, well, it's just a tree. It's just a statute. You know, they can cordon off that and, you know, do some experiments on it. Whatever the case is, it's OK. It's just this one little sliver. But those slivers get to be more and more and more or they're just doing their own lifestyle thing. It's their deal. I don't judge. It's not for me to judge. Let's just let that go. It's something you're like striking a chord with me right now, because I think about, you know, my own my own personal life and certain things that I let go over time. And I'd say, oh, that's not that big of a deal. That's not that big of a deal. That's not that big of a deal. And years down the road, that collection of not that big of a deal was this huge just elephant on my shoulders. You know, yeah, just it got a stranglehold and to where you're like, no, this is a big deal. These little big deals are a huge deal. Yeah, they sure are. So, yeah, I think we definitely we have to keep an eye on that stuff. So we got about 10 minutes left. So let's whip through this so that everybody gets all of the good stuff. So the other part is family. Have dinner with your at the table. Do it for the kids. Have a family meal. It was important growing up. There was a reason for it. You could find out what's going on in everybody's life because everybody's so busy. But when you're sitting there eating, you have to sit and be with everybody. So just make it important and build a sense of importance of family, the importance of manners, the importance of ethics and values that's built at the dinner table. And our children are our island. So let's protect them. Turn off the TV and greatly limit what's watched in your home. Yes. Well, one other thing, too, is that you're eating dinner with your family. You know, you are you're building that relationship with them. But it's also it's an intentional you're breaking bread together. Right. You're sitting at the table. And so I think there's a little bit more to, you know, you're nourishing your body. Whereas if you're sitting in front of the television, eating a hamburger or something like that, it's not the same. It just isn't. There's no conversation. No. Yeah, exactly. Even the way the table is arranged, you will have eye contact. You have closeness with each other. You have to say, hey, pass this, pass that. You're talking to each other. It's structure, too. Yes, it is. Structure. And it's a good old, you know, something you can rely on. A child can rely on every, you know, every night we're going to have family dinner together. And this is going to be the time when we're in our safe zones and we're just going to eat and, you know, everything's calm. So, yeah, great advice. The next one is faith. Enable your children to grow up having values, believing in something and something that's good. Believe in God so they have a compass. The way you wreck a country and take it over is to take away people's vision of their path to home. Yeah. If they don't know how to get home, they're going to give up. And if they can't see home, and Sun Tzu says this, they'll fight to the death. So I should say if they can see home. Yeah. If they have a compass to get home, they'll fight till their death. Many of our veterans and the reason for Memorial Day is because they had a vision of something that they believed in and they fought to their death. They fought for us. So another thing is investigate everything, do your own research. If you ever heard of the case Kitty Genovese, it's a girl who got murdered in the courtyard of her apartment building while a bunch of people just stood around and watched. They that happened because everyone else thought somebody else would do something. Yeah. Nobody did anything. Yeah. Have you ever had that situation? I'm embarrassed to say, yes, I have, you know, went past something. Oh, yeah. So we all have. So we want to work on not doing that anymore. Now, we're all the cops now. We're all the cops. We can't rely on the police officer. Yes. Be careful about when you see something, say something. Well, I know. Isn't that interesting? Yes. See how it's all turned around? Investigate. If you see something and it's not immediate, like somebody getting pummeled, shot, something like that, but you're seeing something, investigate it before you report it. Yeah, I think that's probably the best way to go. So a couple other things. And now it's time to strengthen our relationships with friends, family and God, because we're approaching two major waypoints. This is huge. Twenty twenty five made in China. This is when China will own the entire supply chain. They're this close. They're this close. If they have Taiwan and they have control of all the semi-precious minerals and to make all of the semiconductors. And one of the biggest stores of all those minerals is in Afghanistan. What the hell just happened? We gave it up in twenty twenty one. What the hell is going on with that? The other one is Tibet. And then I'll finish up. We'll go back and wrap this up. The China dream, twenty forty nine. That's one hundred year anniversary of the CCP. They're patient people. This has been going on for a very long time. Nineteen forty nine. End of World War Two. In that era, it's in that era. And then we have subsequent wars afterward. It's no surprise that this stuff is going on. The goal is that of their hundred year anniversaries, the goal is that they will rule the world. If you don't believe it, it's something that they've said. Our own translators have said, yeah, they want to smite us from the earth. Believe it. They're very serious and they're not hiding it. So friends, family, faith and building like minded communities are the key. Yeah. The biggest nightmare of any enemy attacking this country is the fact that there's a bunch of communities that govern themselves and they don't want anyone telling them what to do. And once they link up with other communities, it's unstoppable. And they know that. So I live in a community like that and I'm very proud of that. Yeah, I know I like that, that your community is fighting back and I see it, you know, across the United States. I see that that happening more and more. And, you know, just getting back, like you say, to the to the family, faith and friends. And trying to support local farmers and, you know, all all those things are so big, it's what's going to save us, really, you know, you know, I'm fortunate to have the time to do some civic work. So I sit on a county commission. I see a lot of things. I've done this for a couple of years now. I see a lot of things going on in the county that are not OK. I participate in our city council. I see things there that are not OK. Can I ask you a question? That are bestowed on us by the state. Absolutely. So how many people are on on this committee? How many people are on this committee that you're on? This one committee, this commission that I'm on, it's eight. It's a representative from four jurisdictions. Three cities and five districts. OK, and what kind of decisions and control can they have for your community? We are. OK, so we are supposed to evaluate and provide recommendations to our board of supervisors who run the county. So what's happened in the past and how we were washed down, if you will, is for the last several years, our commission never did any evaluations of anybody. We just received presentations from various agencies who they were basically filling the time because this is a state required commission. It has to run. Every county has one. So we're just having a coffee club, so to speak. That's how I looked at it. It's the check off that box. It's a check off the box in the event of an audit. Are you guys doing this? Yes, we are. Now that we've yeah, now that we've flexed our muscles and have revitalized this commission and we're doing evaluations, we're getting a lot of pushback. We're getting pushback in the in the city as well. It's happening all over. Another council that I'm sitting on, I've just started to look at is one of our school boards. That's an interesting place as well. There's quite a bit of politics going on there, quite a bit of push on who has control over our children. The state wants to control and the parents are saying, no, we want to control our children. We want to control what our children are learning. Huge push, lots of money coming into the community to to have recall measures. It just it never stops, Melissa. It's going on all over and you can literally get tired from all of this, from everything that's happening. But when you sit back and you go, well, by participating, you feel like you've done something. And with enough people participating, you can make change. General Flynn says local change has national impact. And I actually I do believe that just as I've alluded to a couple of times with what's happened in this community that has made nationwide news. We were able to get rid of the Dominion voting machines, for instance. And that's one of the few counties in the entire country that has done that. It's a lot of pushback. There's a lot of pushback on it. The reason I ask you that question is because, you know, people are so like they see the people on on TV, the Congress and the representatives and, you know, as having the power and the president and all that. But at your county level, you've got, you know, eight people on on your committee that if they weren't doing their jobs like now you are. Right. But if you just pay, you know, paper pusher or whatever, check the box, if there's nobody doing their job at that level, I mean, so many things can happen under your nose that you did. You know, so those eight average Joe's that are serving on these committees have a lot of power. You wouldn't think that you would, but it's such an important job. But when you look at how big the world is or how big the United States is or your community, it's a small amount of people that are making these decisions or allowing things or money to be spent or whatever. It's just incredible. And I think I know I didn't. I'm guilty of not really understanding that the way things are, you know. And I thought, oh, I vote, you know. So, well, we're going to have to leave it there. This has been a robust conversation and one we can go much farther with. Bottom line is just get involved in any level that you can, even if it's just starting to have dinner with your family. So if you want to follow more on Brian O'Shea, you follow him on Substack. That's Brian O'Shea dot Substack dot com. And I think we're going to have to call this a wrap until next time. This is Christy and Melissa out for a break.

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