Impact Of Science On Society

I was on eBay the other day looking for an affordable copy of Bertrand Russell’s book “The Impact Of Science On Society” (no such luck) but I did run across one offer where the seller compiled a list of quotes from the book. I wrote about the book last year

but I thought that this collection of quotes would be enlightening to anyone who wants to understand the mentality of the elitists.

 

“Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.”
– Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society” 

“I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology…. Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called ‘education.’ Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part…. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.”
– Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society”

“Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.”
– Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society”, 1953

“Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.”
– Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society”

“Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.”
– Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society”

“Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.”
– Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society”, 1953, pg 49-50

“There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full.”
– Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society”

Water Containers

Here is a link to a website that a member of the team sent in. If you can’t use a rain barrel you may want to consider something on this site although the larger containers are similar in price to a rain barrel. Some are made of PE plastic and some are HDPE which is more suitable for drinking purposes. Click on the “view product” link and look at the material it is made of. You could keep a container like this on hand and fill it up if you suspect you will need extra water in the near future. I can’t say I would recommend them for storing water long-term though.

http://www.containerandpackaging.com/itemlist.asp?itemtype=Plastic_Drums

Be Prepared – A summary of our last meeting

Our last meeting was all about being prepared for emergencies. The last post on this blog listed plenty of websites to research so I will not be going  into a lot of detail but here are somethings to get you started with the basics.

WATER: Having a supply of food is great but you won’t get far without water. I believe you can survive three days maximum without water. If the power goes out at the pumping station you will not have tap water. To be prepared you must have a way to collect water and then filter it. You might have a creek nearby or even a pond. If you do not I recommend getting a rain barrel to collect rainwater. There are several types of  filtering systems available. There are pocket filters that campers use like Katadyn filters or portable tabletop filters systems like the Berkey. You can also have a system tied to your tap but that is dependent on the water supply working. Most blogs seem to recommend the above brands but look around to see if you can find something that suits your exact situation.

If you do not want to invest in a filter you can also purify with household bleach. The method can be found in several of the books I will be recommending.

FOOD: Most books suggest starting out with a three-month supply but the most important thing is to start! You can never predict when you will need extra food. You should store the food in low light /low humidity/even temperature if at all possible. If you have limited space you can even store under your bed but make sure it is in air tight containers. To quickly get started you can buy peanut butter, rolled oats, beans and canned fruits and vegetables. Make sure you have a hand-operated can opener. Make sure you develop a system of rotating your supplies and make sure the date is clearly visible when stored. Don’t forget pets and any special needs for children.

OTHER: Other things to consider:

1. Cooking alternatives: Outside grills/camp stoves/ fire places & cast iron skillet.

2. Light Sources: Flashlights w/ batteries, candles, oil lanterns, plenty of matches preferably water proof.

3. Bartering items: Cash in small bills (may not be reliable), liquor in pint bottles, cigarettes, ammo

4. Medicine: See if your doctor can prescribe an extra supply of your prescription medicine. A first aid kit is also valuable.

5. Sanitary supplies: Make sure you have lots of extra personal sanitary items. Also hand sanitizer will cut down on the amount of water you may need to use.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

These are good books to get started. I have provided the Amazon link. Make sure you check out the used books for cost savings and also search eBay or other sources for the best price.

Just In Case by Kathy Harrison – Excellent book that touches on most preparedness/survival topics.

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Case-Self-Sufficient-Unexpected-Happens/dp/1603420355/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1298341534&sr=1-1

Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook by Peggy Layton

http://www.amazon.com/Emergency-Food-Storage-Survival-Handbook/dp/0761563679/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298341664&sr=1-1

Independence Days by Sharon Astyk

http://www.amazon.com/Independence-Days-Sustainable-Storage-Preservation/dp/0865716528/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298341786&sr=1-1

Also the Boy Scout Handbook (preferably published before the 1970s) and the Army Field Manual on Survival are good reference books.

We will be bringing these books and other material to the next several meetings if you would like to view them before purchasing. I believe the library should have some of  these books as well.

Be Prepared – Valuable Information

At our last meeting we discussed the importance of being prepared. Robert is a member of our group who has been proactively planning for the unexpected. He has taken the time to pass this information on to you. Thank you Robert! Here is what he has to say:

First of all I’d like to begin by stating that I’m not an expert on Survival or Prepping, but have been frantically researching and learning by trial and error some of the following. I am still learning and open to what others have to share…

Many people have seen bracelets or signs WWJD meaning What Would Jesus Do, it is a reminder for Christians to determine What Would Jesus Do in this situation or that. I’d like to modify it a little by making it more personal by changing the J to a Y to the following questions:
1. If you were driving down the road and saw a pothole – WWYD?
2. If the weather report states that there’s an 80% chance of snow with an accumulation of 3-4 inches – WWYD?
3. If hurricane winds blow up from TX, or thunderstorms or the power grid like what happened in NE OH or CA were to go down like a couple of years ago – WWYD?
4. If the Mississippi fault or New Madrid fault line or any other fault line were to be reactivated and an earthquake were to occur – WWYD?
5. If the “almighty dollar” were to be devalued to 10% of what it currently is worth – WWYD?
(these are just a few questions that we could ask ourselves to “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”)
Some other questions I’d like to share are:
1. What is the state’s motto?
2. What is the scout’s motto?
3. What is the Prepper’s motto? (hint- it’s in the quote above)
4. The old preacher used to say: “Do you know Jesus and are born again?” “If you were to die today, do you know where you’re going? To heaven or to hell?”
just something to think about…
In prepping I believe that we should prepare ourselves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually – our last meeting we mainly focused on physical preparation.
First things first, get a paper and pencil to make a list to prioritize and customize what your personal customized list may be. I like to begin with prayer and ask for wisdom (James 1:5)
Focus on the Basic Essentials:
  1. Water
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Clothing
  5. Transportation
  6. Hygiene
  7. Medical needs
  8. Ways of Communication and Information resources
  9. Alternative Energy
  10. Comfort items and Entertainment
  11. Self-Protection
  12. Items for trade or barter
Ask yourself how long you could do without the above items on the list. Some may be more important than others or something maybe be missing or could be eliminated; at least with a list you could prioritize and check off what items you have or need to acquire.
Here are some useful terms for research:
  1. EDC- Every Day Carry (what you will carry everyday to be a bit more prepared – ie a multi-tool, or swiss army knife, or pocket knife.
  2. BOB- Bug Out Bag (a backpack or something similar that contains items that you can survive away from home for 24-72 hours; items that you may consider: a change of clothes, toiletries, food, water, cash, blanket, self-defense, etc.,)
  3. GOOD- Get Out Of Dodge (same as above)
  4. SHTF- Stuff Hits The Fan (natural disaster, flu outbreak, dollar collapse, etc., which brings about chaos, rioting, looting, roving gangs, etc.,)
  5. WROL- Without Rule Of Law (when the police can’t establish law and order in society due to any type of scenario from lack of money, rioting, SHTF etc.,)
  6. TEOWAKI- The End Of the World As We Know It (“We ain’t living in Cincinnati (Kansas) anymore”, times are so bad that it’s not the way it used to be with WROL and before SHTF)
  7. Survivalist anywhere from a Rambo type of guy or gal that can live minimally with just a good sharp blade like a bowie-knife, or the rich elite that live in Deep Underground Military Bases that are stocked full of long-term storable food, heirloom seeds, water, alternative energy generators, NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) and EMP (Electrical Magnetic Pulse) proof living quarters.
  8. Prepper-prepares for worst case scenarios and everything in between (“Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best”)
People that I personally believe will do well or better than the average American (that is caught up in the trivial-like Inside Hollywood or American Idol) in those type of worst case scenarios:
  1. God’s people (Psalm 46)
  2. Mormons
  3. Amish
  4. Appalachians
  5. Former military
  6. Farmers
  7. Boy’s or Girl’s Scouts or similar organizations like 4-H etc.,
  8. Survivalist
  9. Preppers
Local Resources:
  1. GFS, Sam’s Club, Meijer, etc., for food and various supplies
  2. Gorman Farms (off I-75 take the Glendale-Milford exit) for ideals on how to have a garden or raise livestock ie chickens, ducks, etc.,
  3. Mt. Healthy Hatchery (on Winton Rd. near Compton Rd) a source for baby chicks
  4. Jones Fish and Lake Management (www.jonesfish.com in Newtown, OH – 513 area code, it’s close by and a good source with those with ponds)
  5. Tractor Supply Company (for your hobby farm and gardening needs)
  6. Harbor Freight (cheap tools)
  7. Bass Pro (outdoor survival and hunting stuff)
  8. Farmer’s Market, wholesale meat stores
  9. local gun stores: Afields, Arms and Accessories
  10. craigslist, meetups (local internet resource and groups
Recommended reading:
  1. Dare to Prepare by Holly Drennan Deyo (www.standeyo.com ) a comprehensive book with 67 Chapters, with over 620 pages jam-packed with various topics such as Urban Survival, Water Storage, Treatment, Procurement (4 chapters), Food Pantry, Generators, Natural Disasters, Sheltering In Place, Preparing Your Vehicle, Pandemic, NBC attack, etc., it comes with many pictures, illustrations, charts, references, sources.
  2. Preparing for The End Of The World As We Know It by James Wesley, Rawles (smaller compact book jammed pack of information for long-term survival)
  3. Patriots: A novel of the coming Collapse (highly recommended reading)
  4. Foxfire books
  5. The American Boys Handy Book by David R. Godine (good for kids as well as adults, i.e. fishing, trapping, knot tying, hunting, camping, etc.,
  6. Mother Earth News (a magazine that emphasizes self-sufficiency)
  7. Hobby Farms (another magazine with helpful tips, even for city dwellers for backyard chickens and gardening)
Recommended videos:
  1. History Channel’s: After Armageddon (on Youtube)
  2. Glen Beck’s Worst case scenario with Gerald Celente (Youtube)
  3. The World According to Monsanto (google)
  4. Food, Inc. (google)
  5. Jericho ( a TV series that shows how a small town or community survives after a false flag nuclear attack – SHTF, WROL, TEOWAKI scenarios-fiction)
  6. Defiance (based on a true story on how a group of Jewish people survived in the woods away from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia)
  7. The Hiding Place ( a true account on how a Christian survived in a Nazi Concentration camp)
  8. The Core (magnetic polar shift, solar flares, birds dying – fiction)
  9. Endgame (a documentary on the global elites plan for mankind – Youtube)
Recommended websites:
  1. http://www.thenewsurvivalist.com/index.html
  2. http://www.shtfplan.com/
  3. http://www.survival4chicks.com/
  4. http://www.homesteadernews.com/
  5. http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.com/
  6. http://www.ohiopreppersnetwork.com/
  7. http://doctorprepper.com/
  8. http://www.prepper.org/
  9. http://www.wildernessoutfittersarchery.com/
  10. http://www.mthealthy.com/
  11. http://standeyo.com/
  12. http://stevequayle.com/index1.html
  13. http://sweetcornorganicnursery.com/store/
  14. http://www.eldoradoheirloomseeds.com/
  15. http://www.non-hybrid-seeds.com/
Closing remarks:
Pray and ask for God for Wisdom and Protection, Prepare, Research, Network, DIY, and most of all don’t lose Hope – “With God All things are possible”
If you’re concerned about hyper-inflation, high rising of food costs or GMO foods, please check out these links:
https://silversaver.com/(an easy way to save and protect your assets w/ silver)
http://yh3.myefoods.com/index.html (long-term storable, Non-GMO Emergency Food)

Robert

Be Prepared – What If..?

Here is a video recommended by one of our members. Here are some observations he provided:

This is probably one of the best series I’ve seen in a long time. It gives you a SHTF type of apocalyptic scenario and what to expect and gives clues on how to prepare – and this is not so-called “crazy YTubers” but experts in their respective fields…(might be good to share w/ family and friends that are skeptics – prayerfully consider)

Topics included:
1. Global Pandemic
2. beginning stages of societal collapse
3. Bugging In
4. critical SHTF (Zombie/Gangsters)
5. Bugging Out
6. Psychological/ emotional changes
7. Items to take
8. Bug out vehicle/Transportation
9. etc., etc., (make sure to watch the whole series)

It does not include hyperinflation or dollar devaluation which is the slow deterioration of society in which we now witness, if our eyes are open.

Good series anyway.

1. Pray and ask God’s wisdom
2. Prepare
3. Warn those who have ears to hear
4. form a team
5. network
6. alternative forms of communication, if the internet goes down
7. Focus on basic essentials (physical)
8. then comfort items (psychological)
9. then barter items
10. Don’t forget to pray and stay in God’s presence everyday!
found out about this series either through shtf plan or ready nutrition websites

I believe that it is prudent to prepare, but still rely on God’s divine providence to supply all our needs.

Good examples from children’s stories are: The grasshopper and the ant, or The Three Little Pigs, etc.

Liberty Lies In The Heart

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. – James Madison

Liberty Means Responsibility

I found this excellent summary of the American system and I thought I would share it with you. It is one of the best arguments I have ever read. It was written by Betty Knowles Hunt in 1951.

Liberty Means Responsibility

My argument against socialism is that America already has the best economic and political system yet devised, and that this is proven by her glorious record—and not in a paper blueprint. America did not become the breadbasket, the factory, the bank, and the hope of the world by following the wrong systems or believing in the wrong principles. Her solution is to reacquaint herself with her own best way of life, and to live up to its tenets more faithfully—not to throw it away before she has completely understood or practiced it.

American capitalism has never failed; only some of our human capitalists have failed. Whenever a free-enterpriser achieves his own goal, and then attempts to shut the door of opportunity behind him, or to choke off the free play of competition around him, then he has cheated his own system. Whenever believers in freedom discriminate against minorities, or show favoritism to meritless friends, then they are sabotaging their own constitutional principles and weakening the foundations upon which America was built. Whenever individuals or groups in America use the political power to gain advantage at the expense of others, then such persons or groups are undermining the structure of our republic, and the results Will be evil and unjust. Whenever an American acquires wealth or power—and then fails to be a good and honest steward of these benefits—then he not only denies the principles of America, he denies the principles of Christianity.

The answer, and the only answer, is for all of us to educate ourselves to the responsibilities as well as to the benefits of freedom. Perhaps as a people, we are not morally strong enough to be free. If that is the case, then we shall certainly lose our freedom, and it will not matter much what “ism” supplants Americanism. But this will not prove that our free way of life was not the best way. It will only prove that we were not worthy of it.