Turns out TPTB have managed to keep kicking the can down the road.
Funny part about it was that 1996 was the year I found a job with a New England R&D firm that had some of the most advanced electronic systems I've ever had the pleasure of working on. Twenty years later I still remember a lot of the system details, and have seen a few bits and pieces make their way into the consumer sector.
1996 was also the year the Montana Freemen had their run in, and by 1999 most everyone in the Patriot/Militia movement went back to sleep. Even the Feds figured that one out:
Those of you who were around back then might recall those words from the FBI's Project Megiddo Report, when everyone and their sister's dog was running around worried about something called "Y2K". Have things changed any, other than the name, in 16 years? Not if "No Fort Sumters", the MV/SK Love Fest, and the recent lack of adult supervision in Oregon are any indications."Law enforcement personnel should be aware of the fact that the majority of militias are reactive, as opposed to proactive. Reactive militia groups are generally not a threat to law enforcement or the public. These militias may indeed believe that some type of NWO scenario may be imminent in the year 2000, but they are more inclined to sit back and wait for it to happen. They will stockpile their guns and ammunition and food, and wait for the government to curtail their liberties and take away their guns. When the expected NWO tragedy does not take place, these reactive militias will simply continue their current activities, most of which are relatively harmless. They will not overreact to minor disruptions of electricity, water and other public services."
What I see, 26 years later, is a slow steady decline that has somehow managed to avoid turning into a total collapse so far. Obviously there is a group out there, maybe a few of them, with some pull and resources who like to keep up the appearance of the status quo. I see a bunch of "3%ers" ignoring history and repeating the mistakes of the past. And I also see a few people who seem to have their act together, and that I'm hoping will turn out OK.
So, for the time being, I'll be here at Casa Giardino di REDACTED Hog Farm & Industrial Artist Studio doing the writing thing. I've also have two communications workshops in Wyoming and one in South Carolina this year. I may try for a third one in Wyoming, and if there's enough interest, and enough people who can afford the nominal amount, I'll drive or fly out to wherever and do one in your town. And of course there's Signal-3 Newsletter where some of the more interesting technical stuff will show up.
Work on your survival and information/intelligence-gathering skills. Learn a good trade. Keep putting preps aside. Keep your ear to the ground, and listen. Don't worry about 90% of the BS you read on the blogsphere. It's been going on longer than many of the websites that "report" on it.