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Ron Patton | January 22, 2024

Over the past couple of weeks, many regions in the United States were not prepared for the severe winter weather. We know that winter storms are a part of our existence but it appears that the weather is being guided – it is becoming a cudgel to remind us just how much we need to be taken care of by the government. Furthermore, there was nothing said by our so-called leaders about the deep freeze – only climate change loyalists fomenting fear porn and scolding people for their carbon footprint. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks about I SCREAM – WHEN AMERIKA FREEZES OVER.



After a week away, I am so glad to be back on the air. I am sure many people have endured some pretty awful things with this deep freeze that the majority of the country was in.

Many regions of the United States are not prepared for severe winter weather—especially where I live. I have been here for 22 years and never experienced temperatures in the lower teens – even below 12 degrees.

It just doesn’t happen frequently – and as a state, it was obvious the government wasn’t prepared either. Even when one snowflake falls on Portland there is special news coverage – it is like a tornado has touched down.

The immediate impact of this storm, however, began with high winds taking down trees and ice forming on branches and power lines which caused some of them to crack and break.

Limbs falling into wires, falling on cars, causing power failures, it was awful.

The power failures left many people without heat.

I had a power pack that I had been charging just in case our power went out. The pack is supposed to power a motor home so I thought it would be handy to have it out.

We were prepared – for a lot of what Mother Nature threw at us.. but there were some things we were able to learn about ourselves when we were stuck in our homes unable to leave because the entire city was a treacherous Ice rink.

The biggest thing I learned about my state and my city is they are not prepared, nor do they prepare for any disasters.

No matter what is happening in the real world, zealots and the liberal left Climate loyalists still carry on, filing their green reports, making incredible claims – politically intoxicated, in a never-ending compulsive melodrama. It would be a funny thing, if it weren’t so damn irritating. We are being told that they need all of this money to prevent global warming – rather than using it to protect people from weather threats.

Weather threats are a fact of life – they have always been a reality!

This reality remains lost on the legions of faithful green cult followers still clinging to Al Gore and the UN’s and WEF’s global warming mythology, colored by more wild tales of drowning polar bears.

Telling me that a government can prevent climate change is a real joke especially when they have no real desire to get things back to normal within a good time frame.

When a person is stuck in ice and has no internet and data on the phone — things can get very dicey very soon. You begin to understand why you were buying everything in two’s. You understand why you were able to stock up on food from

In this instance, I felt as if I was alone. I called maintenance people 4 or 5 times. No one showed up until 4 days later. I called the cable company even more times. They even lied and said our service should be back on — it wasn’t and that made everything more aggravating.

I thought that maybe if I put fresh batteries in the radio that would work… the radio was 15 years old and was in our emergency kit — didn’t work.

I just grabbed a blanket and wrapped it around me hoping for something to break the monotony.

Then it happened, a huge tree came down across the street blocking the main road.

Defeated — again and again.

All of that came into play when I was out of commission last week because of the ice sheet that didn’t want to melt — and how power failures and store closures kept everyone huddled for warmth and playing board games.

We were lucky, but we had some problems. We had a hot water main break, so we had to boil bottled water to do dishes and take what are called bird baths.

As I said we had no internet, which also meant no TV. The only way we could get any information online was to use up our data on our phones — and then wait a day for more to be given to us because we exceeded our data allotment.

It was three days before anyone assisted with the water issues and the internet still is not being pumped into homes.

I actually felt proud of myself when I used some of the data on my hotspot to get Pluto TV — it was like I discovered fire. The best TV I could muster was back-to-back reruns of Hogans Heroes and a small marathon of Twilight Zone episodes that kept me up pretty late.

When it was late it got cold — I couldn’t sleep so I would go downstairs to my laptop and again try to find an online wifi node that was open without a password.

I found one called Amerika — with a K.

I thought that was pretty Ironic because spelling Amerika with a “K” is a political statement that indicates that you do not particularly believe that America is actually a democracy or a republic. Replacing C with a K often is meant to send a message of a dictatorship like in Stalinist Russia or Nazi and East Germany.

The link gave me just enough power to post a lot of stuff on my Facebook and even watch a movie on Netflix.

Now, my choice of movie was interesting. Here I was sitting in my apartment, the wind blowing ice everywhere, and watching my power flicker — and I thought maybe I should watch that apocalyptic movie “Leave the World Behind.”

So I watched it again having an even deeper understanding as I was locked in my home eating a few Patriot supply pancakes, and later crockpot chicken soup.

I was eating other stuff too — but much of it did not constitute a meal — I just didn’t want to dirty too many dishes — so when you get your food storage from or anywhere else — remember paper plates, bowls, and plastic utensils certainly because they certainly would make a big difference.

It appears that things like weather and climate crises do a lot for the agenda of social engineering in this country, every super storm or heatwave is always blamed on global warming — and all of the arguments both sane and insane create a divisive agenda that puts us at odds both politically and scientifically.

What is playing out before us is a chilling lesson in social engineering that keeps the populace fixated on circus politics and conveniently timed spectacles, distracted from focusing too closely on the government’s power grabs, and incapable of standing united in defense of our freedoms.

You may think it is a conspiracy theory — and parts of it are, but it is mostly a power grab, to seize opportunity away from people who would like to get back to doing their day-to-day tasks.

It is a classic ploy that were both topics used in the film “Leave the World Behind” and the Twilight Zone episode of “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street.”

In that classic Twilight Zone Episode aliens were able to get people to turn on each other — by just shutting off the power.

The alien says to the other:

“Just stop a few of their machines and radios and telephones and lawnmowers…throw them into darkness for a few hours and then you just sit back and watch the pattern. “

The other alien says: “And this pattern is always the same?”

“With few variations. They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find…and it’s themselves. And all we need do is sit back…and watch…and let them destroy themselves –concludes the other.

Serling imagined a world in which the powers-that-be carry out a social experiment to see how long it would take before the members of a small American neighborhood, frightened by a sudden loss of electric power and caught up in fears of the unknown, will transform into an irrational mob and turn on each other.

It doesn’t take long at all.

In my apartment complex, there was half with power and half without. It was a circus as people were going door to door asking their neighbors to hang out.

Luckily we had no TV so we had no lights on in the house — we went to bed early.

But you could hear a little bit of anger and people yelling at each other as they were on edge.. who knows what else was going on, but sirens were heard every so often.

Likewise, in Netflix’s Leave the World Behind, unexplained crises lead to a technological blackout that leaves the populace disconnected, disoriented, isolated, suspicious, and under attack from mysterious ailments, and eventually a few turn on each other.

I received a message from a listener, who told me that there seemed to be a lot of ozone smell coming from the snow out where he was. He posted a warning that he used to be an electrician and knew about how ozone if inhaled could cause all sorts of respiratory problems.

He wrote that he found that ozone has an effect on humans of irritation to the lungs, coughing, bronchitis, and emphysema, all these things can be aggravated by it.

He remembered my show about the geoengineered snow and ice and wondered if Disease X discussed at Davos has something to do with the massive storm that hit the entire United States.

I thought it was an interesting thought — after all, I have never been away from my show for an entire week because of a weather situation– but what happened in Portland was nasty –and even when the temperatures rose — the Ice would not melt.

In Leave the World Behind, one of the characters speculates, that the culprit behind the escalating catastrophes, which range from Wi-Fi outages and mysterious health ailments to cities under siege from rogue forces, may be the result of a military campaign intended to destabilize a nation by forcing people to turn against each other.

Sort of like mini triggers to antagonize the public. Take away their wi-fi, take away their power, and have them feel vulnerable as they freeze in their homes. This really pulls in the anxiety and agitation.

It’s really not so far-flung a scenario when you consider some of the many ways the government already has the ability to manufacture crises in order to sow fear, fuel hysteria, destabilize the nation and institute martial law.

The government has the tools and the know-how to manufacture environmental disasters. Deployed in 1947, Project Cirrus, an early precursor to HAARP, the government’s weather-altering agency, attempted to disable a hurricane as it was moving out to sea. Instead of weakening the storm, however, the government steered it straight into Georgia, resulting in millions of dollars in damaged properties.

As far as communications are concerned — it is the luck of the draw, either you have a cell phone link, or a WI-fi link or you don’t.

But the government can take you offline with a kill switch if they need to.

Internet and cell phone kill switches enable the government to shut down communications at a moment’s notice. It’s a practice that has been used before in the U.S. In 2005, cell service was disabled in four major New York tunnels reportedly to avert potential bomb detonations via cell phone.

In 2009, those attending President Obama’s inauguration had their cell signals blocked again, the same rationale.

And in 2011, San Francisco commuters had their cell phone signals shut down this time, to thwart any possible protests over a police shooting of a homeless man.

We must never forget that the government no longer exists to serve its people, protect their liberties, and ensure their happiness.

Rather, “we the people” are the unfortunate victims of the diabolical machinations of a make-works program carried out on an epic scale whose only purpose is to keep the powers that be permanently and profitably employed.

This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls. I can give you my honest assessment when I tell you that with all of the money our government collects and receives from declaring climate emergencies, you would think that they would use that money to take preventative steps in protecting and ensuring that the infrastructure stays intact and that the safety of the people is a number one priority.

I think my stepson said it best when after 3 days without internet he said “It’s not going to be fixed because they don’t care.” They mean the government and those who are here to make sure that the trains run on time.

They knew the storm was coming and they did nothing to prepare for it — because they are more than happy the accept the emergency check from to Federal Almost every tyranny being perpetrated by the U.S. government against the citizenry—purportedly to keep us safe and the nation secure—has come about as a result of some threat manufactured in one way or another by our own government.

Think about it: Cyberwarfare. Terrorism. Bio-chemical attacks. The nuclear arms race. Surveillance. The drug wars. Domestic extremist government to use for something other than preventing these setbacks in the first place. And now we are being told to prepare for Disease X — something that was discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus has called on countries to sign on to the health organization’s pandemic treaty so the world can prepare for “Disease X.”

He said this at the World Economic Forum this past week.

He said that he hoped countries would reach a pandemic agreement by May to address this “common enemy.”

Disease X is a hypothetical “placeholder” virus that has not yet been formed, but scientists say it could be 20 times deadlier than COVID-19. It was added to the WHO’s short list of pathogens for research in 2017 that could cause a “serious international epidemic,” according to a 2022 WHO press release.

This is a placeholder pathogen — meaning it is not here yet — but it is best that we have a place for it — because it is obvious that it is just waiting to hit us in April — just in time for ratification.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reported that Chinese scientists are experimenting with a mutant COVID-19 strain that is 100% lethal to “humanized” mice. The deadly virus — known as GX_P2V — attacked the brains of mice that were engineered to reflect genetic makeup similar to people, according to a study shared last week out of Beijing.

This underscores a spillover risk of GX_P2V into humans and provides a unique model for understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2-related viruses,” the authors wrote.

The deadly virus is a mutated version of GX/2017, a coronavirus cousin that was reportedly discovered in Malaysian pangolins in 2017 — three years before the pandemic.

All the mice that were infected with the virus died within just eight days, which researchers noted was a “surprisingly” rapid death rate.

Does anyone realize that if Saddam Hussein were still alive today and had his scientists create something like this — we would be bombing the middle east back to the stone age.

Are you getting the picture yet?

The U.S. government isn’t protecting us from threats to our freedoms. The U.S. government is creating threats to our freedoms.

Where is the protection from something like Disease X — and if it hits us — would we even consider intent? Would that lead to arrests, trials, and maybe even executions?

Of course not — this is how they roll now.

This is the underlying cautionary tale of Leave the World Behind and The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, we are being manipulated by forces beyond our control.

We feel there is nothing we can do — but there is — and the fact that my family was prepared with things that helped us deal with the isolation — that is only part of it.

We need to be mentally ready for anything — it is no longer a novelty to see the world fall apart — it is falling apart and it appears to be done on purpose.

The government is useless as it appears to be responsible for every crisis we are now experiencing.

The government knows what buttons to push and if they are not controlling the chaos they certainly know how to exploit it for their own power grabs.

If you catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 large black ants, and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen. However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other.

The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. This is exactly what’s happening in society today.

You need to understand who is shaking the jar and why.

As many of you probably already are feeling — this situation with the deep freeze is certainly a morale killer.

We know that winter storms are an accident of our existence, but it appears that the weather appears to be guided into becoming a cudgel to remind us just how much we need to be taken care of by the government … but as you well know there was nothing said by our so-called leaders during this deep freeze — only Climate change loyalists scolding people — yet all of our politicians were begging for votes in Iowa as the freeze was keeping people from the polls.

But We are brave and we are hearty. Most of us who’ve been here for more than a generation learned resilience from the generations before us who endured bitter winters and exhausting heat waves.

They learned and we should learn about adaptability and preparedness.

If we are prepared we can always make the best of it as we always have and always will. As new generations will learn. There was and is no other way after all.

The fears and scares of the environment aren’t so new — but they have been exploited as fear porn. Diseases and pandemics have come and gone — but now they are exploited for the taking away of human decency and rights.

Winter settles into our bones like an old phantom haunting our memories of hot sunny days. We can’t wait for spring — but the media will warn you of floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes just to keep the fear coming.

The days of truth are disappearing. We will perhaps only know our own experience. The rest is propaganda. There is a war on everything after all.

That’s the rationale for all this deliberate confusion and obfuscation and prohibition. It is mostly made to make us afraid. We’ve reached a point where we don’t know exactly what we’re supposed to be afraid of most, with all that we are told, but all we know is that fear lives with us.

But we adapt.

We tucked into bed at night with extra blankets when it was 13 degrees outside. The cold competed with the heaters — and so we had to wear our coats inside. Janine boiled water to wash the dishes and saved some of it to make instant coffee.. it was nice to wake up and make the coffee like I always do.

Janine reminded me that there are others out there that weren’t as prepared. Nothing to complain about –especially when I still had my coffee.

And that is more than some could manage. We can call ourselves victims of so many things and so many fears but ultimately it does no good to worry — but the worry melts away when you are thinking ahead.. I hope that whatever we went through we learned that we could endure a lot more than we thought.

They promise us safety — but the only safety I felt was when I was wrapped in a blanket petting my Cat.

All the government does is chain us down — each loop a fear, each fear another fear. They chain the world. Perhaps that way they think it will not fall apart.

But it is — and there is nothing you can do, but help yourself, then help your family and your neighbors.

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 4 comments.

  1. Pat

    January 22, 2024 at 3:35 pm

    People cannot get it that the government is not gonna take care of in your thick skulls! It’s up to you to take care of yourself. Make sure you have plenty of firewood cut. Have food in the house roof over your head good water to drink.! Have extra food in case of emergency pack, warm clothing in your truck Make sure you have a bug out bag and emergency.! Take care enjoy life it’s way too short.

  2. Pat

    January 23, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    Utility companies need to cut limbs overhang powerlines, long long before storm happens……… it’s just common sense and high limbs fall down when ice gets ornaments snow…. That’s a fact.! The utility companies whoever should have no trees hanging near lines. Most of your power is underground wires……. In European countries….. There’s no controlling the weather it’s winter time we’ve been pretty fortunate in western Pennsylvania…. You never know what lights gonna throw at you.? Out west there’s tornado alley there’s more frequent tornadoes! But here in Pennsylvania, we get very few in 1985 or tornado blew my house away. There was nothing but a hole in the ground and a lady got killed. Life can throw you a curve anytime Prepare, prepare prepare. I lost everything but the clothes on my back.! I found a few of my belongings. I found a rifle half mile away. It was in a tree. Good thing it had a sling on it. I just bought a new mattress that day and never slept in it. The house got blew away in the bed.. Life is way too short. Take care and enjoy it.

  3. Jimbo

    January 23, 2024 at 4:49 pm

    Ozone is a highly useful gas with medical applications reaching back over a century. Check out the book “Ozone Therapy,” -by Marc Seifer.

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