It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (and i feel fine)

That’s great! It starts with an earthquake,
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane;
and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn.
World serves its own needs, don’t mis-serve your own needs.
Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no strength.
The ladder starts to clatter with fear of height, down height.
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
In a government for hire and a combat site.
Left her, wasn’t coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck.

Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered crop.
Look at that low plane! Fine, then.
Uh oh, overflow, population, Common Food,
But it’ll do. Save yourself, serve yourself.
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed.
Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right, right.
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light;
Feeling pretty psyched.

It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

Six o’clock. TV hour.
Don’t get caught in foreign tower.
Slash and burn, return,
Listen to yourself churn.
Lock him in uniform and book burning, bloodletting.
Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive.
Step down, step down.
Watch a heel crush, crush.
Uh oh, this means no fear; cavalier.
Renegade and steer clear!
A tournament, a tournament,
A tournament of lies.
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
And I decline.

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)
I feel fine

It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)

The other night I tripped a nice
Continental drift divide.
Mountains sit in a line.
Leonard Bernstein, Leonid Brezhnev,
Lenny Bruce, and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly beans, boom!
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam, but neck, right? (Right!)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It – R.E.M.

I’m not a fan of human nature. I think deep down in all of us is a sinister, even hurtful being we unconsciously suppress without realizing it, yet in times of great stress the true nature of each individual comes forth. Some rise to the occasion with great sympathy and resolve, giving freely with their time in service to others with little regard for their own safety. To the nurses and doctors, in fact to all first responders I say Thank You. You are the example we should all strive to emulate in our daily lives.

Others are overcome with fear and selfishness, or even a total disregard for others that may be in greater peril. They scoff at the danger around them as if they are immune to anything, not understanding the risk they selfishly impose on those they may come in contact with. Still others hoard everything they can get their hands on with no thought for anyone. How many rolls of toilet paper do you really need? Did you really need all those eggs? What happens if you lose power? The panic of weak minded people is astounding in the face of trouble.

My fridge and storage for cooking utensil’s

I’m not a “Prepper” per say, but I like to be ready as best I can for what may happen. No one has a crystal ball or a 6th sense that will show them the future, but common sense can alert you to coming trouble. I have been working at a vision of my future for several years now, and my efforts have proven to be worthwhile. My Jeep is slowly being transformed into my home complete with all the essentials needed for daily life. If you search the internet for “Overlanding” you will see many examples of others doing exactly the same as I.

Custom 3 axis hitch for my trailer

Each small part of my Jeep and trailer combines to provide all I need to live a life of self sufficiency, equal in part to a lack of need for government help. I understand not all can be as free to follow this dream, some may need that help, and I will dutifully pay my taxes to help those that deserve our help. My problem is with those who selfishly reach out their hands for all they can get, even when not really needed. Everyone knows at least one person like that.

Diesel furnace mounted in steel toolbox to heat my rooftop tent

Still, I feel the vast majority of people have only the best intentions at heart. Some have children or other dependents to support so they may stock up on what they see as essentials. I understand their plight, but please spread out your purchases as best you can so others can prepare as well. I have seen very heated arguments over paper towels at a store just a day ago. Really? Use a hand towel and wash it! Think people, think! What happened to the spirit of the people that formed this country? Where is the pride in self reliance and giving to our neighbors? Are we to reliant on “Big Brother” to come in and save the day? I think currant developments have proven that to be true.

Desert Eagle 44 Magnum

I am an American, and I believe in the Constitution as it was written. I believe in the Bill Of Rights and all that it gives us as individuals, and I believe we have the right to protect what is ours. I also believe in generosity to others, I would share all I have with those in need, but no one is going to take it from me. Now don’t get all riled up! I’m no threat to anyone. I don’t go around waving a gun in any ones face at the first sign of hostility, I would rather settle any argument with a good discussion.

Words are the most powerful weapon there is and can solve most any problem. But in times of great worldwide stress, people can do strange things. How many of you can remember a time such as this? Are you prepared for what might happen if chaos ensues? Call me crazy, but I’m doing my best to prepare myself to be as self reliant as reasonably possible in these trying times. Each in their own way is doing the same, even if you don’t realize it. I wish you all the best and we shall see what the near future holds for all.

10 thoughts on “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (and i feel fine)

  1. Not many people know the difference between ‘prepare’ and ‘panic’. Now, the problem is that panic set in while I was on the road. Doing normal shopping has gotten risky. And the “disseminators of information” have become untrustworthy. Add the people who have never been taught to prepare for themselves, you have what you have now. Take care.

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  2. Gosh, it’s good to be reading your words again, my friend. Every one of them true. This is a time when we can choose to be decent or we can choose to be selfish. Sadly, the majority are selfish. You are prepared but look at you go …. not exactly a hoarder you have what you need and not a stockpile of what you want. There are always alternatives to modern ‘necessities’ and I am proud to know you and call you my friend as you demonstrate that fact. As you know, I’m a bit of a stickler for pointing out that most people misuse the word ‘need’, commonly and conveniently replacing the word ‘want’ which sounds so much more greedy. And it is greed that provokes the rampages and outbursts and generally deplorable behaviour of the masses stockpiling to ensure that they are OK when entirely forgetting that there are those that really do need just one of what they have hogged. Last week, a friend on FaceBook (actually we were at school together all those aeons ago) posted a video from a British nurse who had gone to the store on her way home and been able to buy NOTHING that she needed at all. She stood in front of her fridge stocked with virtually nothing and asked people to stop posting and reposting tributes to medics and to f”ing well leave some food on the shelves so that nurses and doctors and all the others on the front line could pick up just the makings of a simple meal at the end of a staggeringly tiring shift. Enough said. I’ll stop before I really start ranting but suffice to say that this is a wonderful piece and speaks my heart and should speak the hearts of us all but sadly, you are right – the dark underbelly of selfishness gets in the way of the majority. X

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    1. I’m so happy to hear from your friend. And yes indeed even up here in Lowly old Maine the ravages of selfishness rear their ugly heads every day. As I sit here in my jeep with my trusty dog I’m grateful for the steps I took to leave myself in a good position at this dangerous time. I wish Goodwill to you and yours and all those struggling to make it through this crisis.

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  3. Feels like we need to add a few verses of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” to go along with your REM tune. Maybe once your broken wrist heals after practicing with the Desert Eagle hand cannon 🙂 +1 for Milk Bones.

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