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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #248

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #248. Welcome to Hope for Survival. If you are here, it means you survived the bringing in of a new year. Happy 2024. I hear the echo from over yonder saying "what's so great about it.? The wise man from his hinter-boonies sanctuary firmly says, "go grab that shovel and come with me, I will give you something to appreciate and hold on to for a long time."

Oh yes, welcome to 2024. Here's the deal. We can cry like babies and quit now, or else we can suck it up and march forth with determination. Bumps, bruises, losses, and shortfalls, we must move forward and not accept any other outcome other than victory. This is our only option, I do believe. More often than not, I have far more people telling me all that is wrong with America and their personal life, yet I never hear solutions that are much more than something they read or not really thought out. How do we obtain achievable objectives. Is it possible?

It was a busy week with another road trip and next week will be pretty much the same. It has been easier finding time to do HFS YouTube videos to share thoughts while driving. If you have not checked out the HFS YouTube channel, please consider doing so. The link is below.

It's a new year and typically one makes pledges or vows to change something in life. Oh, right, it's a diet. No more twinkies or ding dongs. It's a dream world with false visions of life in denial. It really is.

I want you to listen closely to what Mr. Chuck Holton is saying in the video below. Chuck is a great guy. A great field reporter and honest guy. He is a Christian and veteran of the US Army Rangers. I want you to STOP and hear what Chuck says about America. Oh, he moved his family out of the Beckley, W.V. area (how I met him year ago) to Panama (the country). But he does still own his farm outside of Beckley, WV.

Let us move along....

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We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.

Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay. When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope.

Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...

Thoughts for the week -

Oh, how the warning bells are sounding louder. The echoes of invaders coming from the south and north are growing more and more. Do you hear them?

I shared my thoughts here in a previous PENL how noticeable it appeared that efforts are underway to erase the white race from Europe and the United States. One only has to go back to the Arab Spring (previously written about) and now look at who is marching towards America's border. Then consider the millions already here who are other than white.

I previously talked about my concerns that previous leaders of the United States, and current, sold out our nation to China over the past 20 to 30 years. The time is drawing near where you, me, and every other Patriot is going to have to make a decision to take a stand or else learn to speak mandarin. Only you know the answer to the question.

Chaos will seem like the daily theme in 2024, I do believe. The more the authorities can leave you scared, concerned, and confused, the easier it will be to steam roll you with their ongoing plan to convert America to their eventual goals which could include totally replacing America.

I want to share two stories with you regarding the world today and what we can expect more of in the near future.

This article is very long but well worth the invested time. This was shared with me by a Patriot brother in Western, N.C. regarding the current ongoing threats in the cyber world. I like to call this the threat that you can't see coming. The threat that is the knockout punch to your way of life today. Flow through this article and make sure to travel through it to the very bottom. A couple places it appears to have inserted adds (they are not) and messages, however this is all part of the article. The power of AI and new technology should scare the socks right off your sock monkey. This isn't a movie and it isn't pretend. Check this out. Cyber Toufan goes Oprah mode, with free Linux system wipes of over 100 organisations | by Kevin Beaumont | Dec, 2023 | DoublePulsar


Here's a good article authored by Doug Casey discussing his bold predictions for a turbulent 2023. This is an interview between International Man and Doug.

"International Man: How would you summarize what you see coming in 2024?

Doug Casey: I hate to sound a pessimistic note, but you have to call them as you see them. News flash: There are storm clouds on the horizon. I’m tempted to say the presage "The Perfect Storm," but the phrase has become hackneyed… and it understates the case. Instead, let me say I think it will be worse than even I think it could be.

The trend that’s brought us here has been building for the last hundred years. It’s been compounding upon itself, and the curve looks exponential. The only factor that gives me pause is that almost everyone now sees a tsunami coming. And reality usually confounds beliefs that "everyone" has. Perhaps The Greater Depression will just turn out to be fear porn. But that’s not how I’m betting.

We’re looking at a potential financial and economic collapse. And, a social collapse, largely a result of wokeness, a putrid stew of socialism, entitlement, overt hatred, covert hostilities, and insane views on race and gender. These things will underwrite a huge political upset in this election year.

Of course, our most basic problem is an ongoing cultural collapse. The average American no longer believes in the idea of America. Forget about the American dream. Most, not just Wokesters, now see it as a delusion, a fraud, or even a nightmare.

Traditional cultural values are being purposefully washed away. Forces within are actively trying to destroy the things that made America.

Is 2024 going to be the year where it all comes to a head? There’s an excellent chance that it will. But I expect the rest of the decade won’t be any better.

International Man: As we enter the new year, the Middle East is on the cusp of the largest regional war in generations.

It is already having massive implications for the global economy as many shipping firms have stopped going through the Red Sea.

Where do you see this conflict headed in 2024, and what are the implications?

Doug Casey: 12% of the world’s shipping traffic goes through the Red Sea and Suez Canal. The Houthis, a Shiite sect that controls the part of Yemen at the entrance to the Red Sea, are in a position to block it off to punish Israel and its friends. The US just sank a few Houthi boats that were attacking a freighter. My question is: Why? The US has approximately zero traffic in the

Red Sea. Houthi piracy is a problem for China, the Europeans, or the Egyptians—not a failing and bankrupt empire on the other side of the world.

There’s absolutely no practical solution to the Israel-Palestine problem. This isn’t the forum to go over all the arguments about who stole the benighted area from who. Besides, it goes much deeper than that. It’s a conflict between the Jews and the Mohammedans. The difference between them is much, much greater than that between the red people and the blue people in the US.

Consider the fact that there are almost 2 billion Muslims in the world, most of whom take their religion very seriously. There are about 7 million Jews in Israel, perhaps 6 million more in the US, and maybe another couple million scattered elsewhere. Those are not good odds. The Jews are now extremely paranoid because of "river to the sea" marches everywhere in the West, and the Muslims are extremely angry with what they see as a genocide of fellow Ummah members by a historical enemy.

Will the Israelis use nuclear weapons if they feel they’re about to be overrun? I have no doubt that Israel will do whatever they think they need to do.

Meanwhile, anybody can have a nuclear weapon today. The Israelis have had them since the ’60s. The North Koreans—one of the poorest and most backward countries in the world—have had them for over a decade. An upper middle-class US family can probably buy or create their own nuclear weapon. Although cyber or bioweapons are much cheaper and much more effective.

The Middle East problem not only can’t be solved peacefully, it can’t be solved at all. We can only be sure that Israel’s enemies are much, much better prepared for a conflict than they’ve been in the previous three wars Israel fought.

There’s absolutely nothing we can do about it, except one thing that’s critically important. The US must stay out of it. And stop treating Israel like a 51st state.

The Arabs view Israel and the US as a mean dog and its master. Sometimes, the master whips the dog. Sometimes, the dog bites the master. But you’re not sure which one is which.

The only solution is to stay out of it and follow Thomas Jefferson’s advice: "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none."

Maybe the Middle East will quiet down. Maybe the US will stop provoking the Russians. Maybe the US will stop provoking the Chinese. Maybe the bad things I noted earlier will disappear. But that’s not the way to bet.

International Man: It seems that during every election, many people believe the cliche that it’s the most important one of our lifetimes.

However, with the country the most divided since the War Between the States, the 2024 presidential election could actually be the most important one in our lifetime.

What’s your take?

Doug Casey: I agree. It is going to be the most important election of our lifetime.

Looking at relatively recent elections, the 1932 election that installed Roosevelt was critically important. Roosevelt, in effect, nationalized the US economy and set up the current welfare, warfare, and administrative state. Although truth be told, Hoover might have been as bad.

Elections can make a huge difference—like the 1933 German election that installed Hitler.

More recently, the 1952 election between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson was very important. Had Stevenson won, he would’ve accelerated the trend towards socialism and fascism in the US. Eisenhower slowed it down.

The 1964 election between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater was critical. The defeated Goldwater wanted to roll back the State; Johnson went on to install his disastrous Great Society programs. In 1980, Reagan ran saying, "If not us, who? If not now, when?". Although those questions went unanswered, he was vastly better than his forgotten opponents.

But starting in 1988, when George H.W. Bush ran against Michael Dukakis, I don’t see that it’s really made any real difference which character won. For more or less the last 35 years, there’s been very little difference between the right and the left wings of the Demopublican Party, which we can call the Uniparty.

Both wings fully support both the welfare state and the warfare state. It’s just that the Democrats emphasize some things, and the Republicans cyclically emphasize others.

So, who’s going to be the next president of the US?

I’d say the odds of the Democrats running Biden and Harris approach zero. Biden is obviously senile, decrepit, and corrupt. And Harris is manifestly stupid.

So, who will they run? I suspect they’ll pick a leftist general, perhaps Petraeus. The military is about the only part of the government in which Americans still have any trust. And they will—incorrectly—assume a general can fix all the forever wars.

On the Republican side, Trump has the overwhelming support of the average red person.

Now, who’s going to win?

I put my money on Trump in 2016 and Biden in 2020 (link). This time, I’m betting on the Democrats again because they’re much more adept at cheating. Perhaps they’ll find some ultra-serious crisis that will, believe it or not, allow the election to be put off. But they’re actual Jacobins who’ll do anything to hold on to power.

But if Bobby Kennedy gets traction—and he is getting traction—he’s mostly going to draw votes away from the Democrats.

The No Labels party is also building momentum. They basically want to find two plain-vanilla, middle-of-the-road nobodies that nobody will hate but don’t stand for anything, either. Standing for something is divisive, especially in a country on the edge of a civil war. A lot of people will go for them. The Greens will, of course, pull votes from the Democrats.

It’s a toss-up, but I guess that the Democrats will win. No matter who wins, there will be huge anger in the country.

The people who hate Trump really hate him. The so-called "Trump Derangement Syndrome" is real. Of course, you can dislike him; he has some stupid policies. But these people are actually insane.

At the same time, if Trump loses, the people who support him will be justifiably livid at the Democrats, who brazenly used lawfare, trying to both bankrupt him and put him in jail to keep him off the ballot.

I just don’t see how it can possibly have a happy ending or even a non-violent one."

Next ....

Preparedness -

This is possibly the best interview and discussion I've witnessed in years of preparing. Hope you will take the time to listen. Shawn James and the Canadian Prepper separate conspiracy away and discuss functional and psychological aspects of preparing. If you have followed Hope for Survival for very long, you will hear a lot of the same points. It is good to hear information from different perspectives.

Stay safe.

Preparedness News -

1.From Rich M. - Ask a Prepper - How to ‘Neighbor-Proof’ Your Property - Ask a Prepper - I can't help laugh but this title has so much merit. I hear this question often.

2. From Bob Rodgers - Survivopedia - Five Common Plants Worth Knowing - Survivopedia - More information to consider adding to your preparedness library.

3. From Lisa Bedford - The Survival Mom - How to Deal With Heavy Items in Your Emotional Backpack - The Survival Mom - Here is another perspective to consider.

4. From Bob Rodgers - Preppers Will - Studying Your Environment Pays Big When SHTF ( - This article is stronger justification to why a Community Five Mile Radius should be built and maintained. Knowing and understanding your environment is a huge role to your successful preparedness planning.

5. From Jacqueline - No Roots at Home - 15 Reasons You Want Plenty of Salt on Hand If SHTF Happens ( - Another good article sharing reasons you need to stock salt in your resources.

Other News -

1.From Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics - Biden Says US Troops Will Fight Russian If Ukraine Loses | Armstrong Economics - Why is this not a surprise? Anything to keep us in a war that we can't afford.

2. From Robert Bishop - American Thinker - The Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting rule and the surveillance state - American Thinker - Tick, tock, tick, tock. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

3. From Mark Gilman - Epoch Times - The VA’s Role in Illegal Immigrant Health Care Has Veterans Groups and Legislators Up in Arms | The Epoch Times - Again, nothing to see here, move along. If any single person questions if the government tells the truth, or not, just look at how they treat our veterans over the past 100 years. Absolutely zero accountability. None. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

4. From Greg Reese - The Reese Report - Trauma Based Mind Control - by Greg Reese ( - Now we are talking. Good stuff. Understanding the brain and human responses. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. We pray for good health and wisdom. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. May your faith remain strong and answers to the unknown provided. God is good and may our prayers blanket and protect you and your circumstances. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots.

  • We lost a Christian brother last week and heaven gained a new warrior. No more pain or broken body, brother. You are on your way home with a fresh undamaged working body. You fought the fight strong and hard. Thank you for serving as a Christian and our nation in the United States Air Force and answering the call of duty to serve in Viet Nam. Thank you for serving as a HFS team leader for your community. Our prayers remain with our HFS sister and family through their loss. Please keep this family in Western, NC in your thoughts and prayers.

  • Please keep our Patriot brother in the Memphis, TN, region in your prayers as he undergoes testing and a likely heart procedure. We pray for answers and recovery. We pray for safety and medical guidance during this period and aftermath.

  • Please pray for our Patriot brother in Western N.C. who has completed cancer surgery and roughly 90 % of his post-surgery treatments. We pray for his recovery and immune system.

  • Please pray for our Patriot sister in Western N.C. who will go in for rotator cuff surgery on Jan 19, 2024.

  • Please pray for our Patriot brother in Kentucky who underwent a second surgery to replace a rod in his leg caused by a vehicle accident on his final night of work going into retirement.

  • Please keep our Patriot sister Western N.C. in your prayers while she awaits answers on her health issues. I do believe internal bleeding has been ruled out at this point.

  • Please keep our Patriot brother in northern Alabama in your prayers for a quick recovery from recent tests he experienced and was set back a few days.

Our HFS family has many prayers needs for health and moral. We love you all and continue praying for each of you.

May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation.

As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community, and nation need us now more than ever. Stay focused on your local community and things that will impact you around the nation. Don't allow the events around you to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on faith and hope. Remember we are a blessed nation, and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow. Keep charging.


Bravo Echo Out,

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