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Missive #194

“New York Times best-selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real … a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages — A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP).This is the first book in a tetralogy with the fourth one just published in 2023. I plan on reading them all if I can find them free (I can wait). It is a good book but I have a warning; it is one of the very few books that has had me tear up. A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe, and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future — and our end.” — Book promo @ goodreads.com

I have quoted only a small portion of the article The Three Stigmata Of J R R Tolkien by John Michael Greer. It is a good posting by him and well worth a read.

 It’s astonishing to watch the political establishment scurrying around like a mob of drunken hobbits, flinging every available scrap of magic jewelry into every volcano in sight, under the frantic delusion that if only they can make Trump go away, the populist movement that adopted him for its leader will vanish in a puff of smoke. Not so; once again, the Shadow will take another shape and grow again, because what drives that movement is the embarrassing failure of the current managerial class to address the problems that matter to most Americans, coupled with the shrill hatred that this same class directs toward every American who doesn’t instantly kowtow to the latest twist of the party line.

John Michael Greer has another blog, Toward Ecosophy where he has posted a meme that I like a lot.

“I can remove my tin-foil hat. Can you remove your spike proteins?”

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