Today is Labor Day and while most people see it as the last holiday before school, I saw it as a day where I had to go live and start speaking of events that are coming that will most certainly keep us on our toes.

There’s always excitement for they chilled air of fall, back to school, back to work, and back to what passes for reality these in these, the last days of what can be called, the American empire.

We are a nation that faces a pile-up of events as we turn the corner on summer and head into the murky depths of Autumn.

This will be the week when the reeking after-effects of Hurricane Harvey will become apparent. The weather is now supposed to heat up this week, which creates perfect conditions for mold to creep through untold square-footage of soggy sheetrock and plenty of nutriment in the toxic standing water for mosquitoes and bacteria to breed like crazy.

Reports of price-gouging, including $20 for a gallon of gas and $99 for a case of water were rampant all over Texas.

Texas Attorney General’s Office that it has received mountain complaints of price-gouging. Most complaints have cited prices ranging from $6 to $8 a gallon for gas.

One convenience store in Houston reportedly charged $20 for a gallon of gas, $8.50 for a water bottle, and $99 for a case of water, the attorney general’s office said.

At a Best Western Motel in Robstown, near where Harvey made landfall in Corpus Christi, rooms more than doubled in price after the hurricane, the AG’s office told Austin television station KXAN. A crew from the station booked a room and was charged $321.89, including taxes, a night. (The normal price is $119 a night).

Meanwhile, looters were being arrested as other looters would shoot at people who were using rescue boats to help victims.

This makes me question the humanity in this country and whether or not price gougers and looters are both selfish criminals taking advantage of a disaster.

Much of western North America is burning up. British Columbia closed off its rivers to fisherman because 680 wildfires had broken out across the Canadian province this summer and 73 were still listed as “out-of-control” on Sunday. San Francisco set a record high temperature of 106 this past weekend. Down in Los Angeles, the county endured the largest wildfire in its history. The La Tuna Canyon blaze scorched 7,000 acres on the edge of Burbank. This morning it was at 30 percent containment after some Sunday rain showers.

Here where I live in Portland, forest fire smoke has now filled the air making the whole sky look like something out of an apocalyptic fiction movie. Fires near Burbank, California make the whole entire area look like the opening to hell.

There is also the weekend’s big news story out of North Korea: an underground hydrogen bomb test that set off a 6.3 magnitude earthquake felt across the border in China.

Kim Jung-un was photographed with an alleged missile-ready weapon capable of inflicting an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the USA.

In theory, such an EMP could fry every electrical device over a large US region, from George Foreman grills to your car’s ignition system to the whole electric grid. After that, nothing works and would take years to fix and there’s a fair chance that nothing would ever work again.

Most people in America come together in tragedies but there are those who practice disaster capitalism from looting, to price gouging, to gas price hikes, and inflation advantages that will soon plague this country.

There are some who believe that the world is exactly as it is meant to be and that we are learning important lessons by having challenging difficulties to contend with, or that there is a preordained plan bigger than anything any one of us could know. Perhaps all of the above is true, perhaps not.

The sad thing is that history is our guide – we are not learning from it and most people are unaware just how fragile our way of life is. The terrifying thing is that a lot of people are becoming apologists for monsters as long as it is politically expedient to do so.

Throughout history, the human experience has been extremely brutal. While for the most part our civilization behaves in a civil manner, freedom now is determined to be the ability to tear down and destroy everything including morality as an act of expression.

We are on the brink of an evolutionary leap and that what we are calling the human condition is something that has become outmoded — we feel a sense of entitlement, we depend on violence to protect us and we welcome an iron fist of enforcement without the need for fair trials or the court system.

The 2017 Hearth State of the American Dream report found 75 percent of Americans are losing faith in the American Dream, and fewer than one in five say they are actually living it. There is also a great majority of Americans that have no problem with killing millions of people in an atomic attack; namely, an attack on North Korea.

There are also a majority of Americans that want to see community policing abolished in order to federalize police which is predicated on the use of force in our nation’s streets.

In the past, America believed in a clear distinction between the police and the military; now, this has changed.

While the military’s mission is predicated on the use of force, the basic American principles of policing emphasize crime prevention, public approval, willing cooperation of the public, and a minimal use of physical force.

As U.S. policing evolved it has taken on a quasi-military orientation, with a hierarchical rank structure supported by distinctive uniforms, insignias, and new rules of engagement that borrowed heavily from the military. The military trappings were embraced even more as the field worked its way out from under the grip of political patronage and focused on crime control as the core mission.

Stress training in some police academies, has now become a warrior-like orientation that tends to create an “us versus them” mind set in rookie officers, This has already created the potential of creating barriers between the police and the community.

The people of this country, the Police chiefs and sheriffs need to address these issues. No one wants to sensationalize the bad cops in lieu of praising the good ones, but those who are good and fair; doing their jobs correctly, are supposed to be the norm. But when things go horribly wrong, we stop and wonder if there is an environment of battlefield mentality brought on by the militarization of the police.

For example, Detective Jacob Payne from the Salt Lake City Police Department is under investigation after he attacked a nurse because she would not draw blood from an accident victim after a crash.

Payne then cuffed her hands behind her back and forced her into an unmarked police car, leaving Nurse Alex Wubbels sobbing “this is crazy.” The officer accused Wubbels of interfering with a criminal investigation. Wubbels, however, said she was just doing her job.

The body cam video of the event shows the officer using excessive force on the nurse has she screams “help me” and complains that she has done nothing wrong.

The video has caused outrage since it was released last Thursday.

The video shows Wubbels, calmly explaining to Payne why she could not draw blood from the patient.

She tells him that blood can only be drawn if the patient is conscious and gives consent or is under arrest. Otherwise, she tells Payne she needs to see a warrant, citing a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Payne is then seen threatening to arrest Wubbels. He then chases her, grabs her holds her down and cuffs her.

You see, the problem I am seeing is that with all of the disasters on the horizon and the threat of war – there will be this complete acceptance of this treatment because we feel that this is what is necessary for our protection.

Not only is that, but the way we are treating each other getting the attention of the United Nations.

A United Nations Committee responsible for combating racism globally issued an “early warning” for the United States, citing a growth in “alarming racism” trends. UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination—is just waiting for a reason to send in UN officials to handle problems in the US citing the Strong Cities Network as a way to enforce social civility in the United States.

CERD also called on the Government to ensure that the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly are not exercised with the aim of destroying or denying the rights and freedoms of others, and also asked it to provide the necessary guarantees so that such rights are not misused to promote racist hate speech and racist crimes.

As an international body ever expanding its power base, and ever failing at the international level, the U.N. has been active at the municipal level of government where it first advanced its intrusive Agenda 21, now Agenda 2030.

Anyone who questions these moves will be painted with the conspiracy theorist brush.

The act of U.N. “enforcement” seems to now be the clandestine military police unit for the entire planet. The prophetic words of Henry Kissinger, which can be found in a quote taken from a Bilderberg meeting, shows the passivity of American citizens towards the ever encroaching U.N. jackboot of the new world.

At the 1991 Bilderberg Conference at Evian, France, Kissinger allegedly remarked that:

“Today, America would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow, they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all people of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the world government.”

Back in 2014, it was proposed at the Bilderberg Conference that in order to move U.N. troops into the United States, the country would have to be driven to the point of becoming a Rogue State.

It seems a bit too late to revive the Constitution and Americans are too stunned to move out of the way of the steam roller called tyranny that will flatten any and all that defy. The implications of many Americans from the lowly to the high and mighty in crimes against the state will become the norm in just a few short months.

More than two years after it was initiated by President Obama, the Trump administration is preparing to lift a ban on the sale of some military style weapons to police — shouldn’t this be a red flag as to what is coming to America?

The Deep State is going to seize the moment as everything that is on their checklist is being fulfilled such as:

• Keep in place the Shadow Government
• Take complete control of the media, including and especially the independent media
• Destabilize the State
• Continue to promulgate and illegitimate election
• Assume Control of the Reins of Power

The Shadow Government has existed inside the United States since 1947-48, or since the inception of the Central Intelligence Agency. It has undergone various iterations and refinements, and now comprises, as part of the Shadow Government – a subsection known as the Deep State. The tools available to the Shadow Government are many, and now involve the use of the many technologies that did not exist even a decade ago.

Not enough Americans will admit that the whole threat of terrorism was used in order to open the dialogue about the Police State and the dialogue has been favorable because whenever we witness the lights and sirens chasing someone, we immediately think that the police state is good thing and that the surveillance apparatus is working.

Americans are not aware they are facing a danger of being murdered by the Shadow Government. Be careful of which side you are cheering on because we are now living in a do it yourself dystopia.

A dystopia where good guys aren’t always good.