Posts Tagged ‘New World Order’
The Bedros Hajian interviews with Mark Dankof on the International Christian Family Network (ICFN) in Southern California are always enjoyable. In the latest one, our hour long chat covers The New World Order and recent political events in the light of Biblical Prophecy and Eschatology. These shows have a domestic American audience both live and on YouTube archives. They also reach Armenia, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and other places on this planet made much smaller by miraculous technologies. To access the show, click here.
“Putin may well be the finest asset extant at present in confounding the New World Order and continuing its exposure for the benefit of the previously deluded and deceived. His intellectual precision and political shrewdness gives hope not simply to the Russian people, but to nationalists everywhere who seek their own liberation from this insidious menace.”
Mark Dankof on Vladimir Putin
Mark Dankof and Jonas Alexis for Veterans Today in observations entitled, “Vladimir Putin to Fareed Zakaria: So You Want to Debate Me Intellectually?“
Reza Saidi of the Tasnim News Agency of Iran interviewed Mark Dankof on the New World Order and its implications. The Farsi language version of this conversation published on September 28th, 2014 may be accessed here.
Reza Saidi: Mr. Dankof is the New World Order currently experiencing a crisis and if so, what is the root of the crisis?
Mark Dankof: The New World Order is definitely experiencing a crisis. The root of the crisis involves what Matthias Chang has referred to as the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex, which has overextended its reach in the world by using illegitimate military means and political/cultural subversion of individual countries to reach three (3) ultimate goals: 1) The establishment of a world banking system which is committed to the Nixon-Saudi petrodollar of August of 1971 as the global reserve currency of the planet and the only currency to be utilized for all international oil transactions; 2) The establishment of a world government ultimately based in Jerusalem which will have its foundations in this global banking system, even as it is run by the appointed agents of Zionist and Jewish power who control establishment banking, media, and government in all of the individual nation-states globally who have been subverted and brought into this oppressive mechanism; and 3) the achievement of Eretz Yisrael (Greater Israel) in the Middle East, where the Zionist entity will control all of the territory between the Nile River and the Tigris/Euphrates River with a United Jerusalem as the seat of a Globalist Empire which oversees world banking, individual governments, multi-national corporations, world technologies, and the military/intelligence apparatuses of formerly sovereign nation-states. All of this provided the foundational assumptions of World Zionism and the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference at Bretton Woods in 1944. The present crisis of the New World Order lies in the fact that the United States, the chief enabler of Global Zionism and the New World Order, has a level of national debt and overextension of military involvements globally that is driving a national debt approaching $18 trillion dollars, irresponsible borrowing from foreign central banks to finance its military adventures and profligate spending, and a monetary policy of a Federal Reserve Board which involves the frenetic printing and distribution of American dollars whose worth is tied to nothing else than the Nixon-Saudi petrodollar monopoly of 1971. If that monopoly is threatened or destroyed by effective opposition around the world, the game is over. That would be just fine by me. All of this is on top of the erosion of the domestic American manufacturing economy by Globalist design, and the erosion of the moral and spiritual values of an American population by equal design and intent.
Reza Saidi: As a main player in the NWO, why is the US unwilling to challenge and interfere in certain current international issues? On the other hand, if America tries to use and benefit from the actions of their partners as proxies in these affairs, is this the overall strategy of the US or is it an expression of Democratic Thought?
Mark Dankof: The answer to this is simple. The political elite which owns and runs the United States could care less about “Democracy,” “Human Rights,” or the autonomy of people in America and elsewhere who want no part of its Zionist, Globalist, Totalitarian agenda. The entire method of financing elections in America courtesy of the Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions of the United States Supreme Court, along with Zionist/Globalist ownership and control of Corporate Media Consortiums and news dissemination, guarantees the election of people to office who are owned Lock-Stock-and-Barrel by these interests. The Anti-New World Order Left and Right in the United States understands this. But there is nothing up to now which has proven effective in a counter political strategy to this monolith, either in America, or in places like Syria and Ukraine where economic and political subversion and overt military threats are employed to destroy anyone and anything in its path.
Reza Saidi: Do you believe that American hegemony is approaching its downfall with the appearance of other players on the contemporary world scene, like BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) and if so, what factors have led to that downfall?
Mark Dankof: Yes, the downfall of the American Empire pursuing the interest of the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex is guaranteed. I believe the overextension of its military deployments, national debt, eventual destruction of the Nixon-Saudi petrodollar, erosion of domestic economic, political, and cultural infrastructure, the proliferation of alternative media, and both domestic and international blowback against the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex make its downfall inevitable. It is following the pathway of all previous Empires who went into historical eclipse in world history. The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) consortium is taking the right course of action in making economic moves designed to weaken and marginalize the Nixon-Saudi petrodollar and its present status as the reserve currency of the world. The problem is that its effectiveness is also making the world a more dangerous place in the short term. The Globalist/Zionist elite in Washington, London, and Tel Aviv would not ultimately concede to BRICS without a fight. The irresponsible policies of the United States, Israel, the EU, and NATO in Ukraine suggest the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex is willing to risk a global conflict with nuclear powers (Russia, especially) to maintain its hegemony. This risk is clearly both immoral and quantifiably insane, which makes the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex willingness to run it especially terrifying. I agree with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts that the time for BRICS to achieve its goals and for war to be averted is running out. I am not optimistic about any of this, even as I acknowledge that only God knows the final outcome.
Reza Saidi: Have the unilateral decision making tendencies of the US, without consideration for international law, influenced its main competitors, Russia and China, to take a similar stance?
Mark Dankof: Once again, the answer is clearly yes. On Press TV today, I discussed this very thing. America’s CINCPAC (Commander in Chief Pacific), Admiral Samuel Locklear, is publicly upset over last week’s appearance of 6 Russian Bear Long Range Bombers near American airspace in Alaska. I simply would ask the Admiral what else he should expect? The United States has illegimately used NATO to bomb Kosovo, invade Libya, and encircle Putin’s Russia in violation of promises to Russia made by Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the wake of the end of the old Soviet Union. The United States is attempting to use Takfiri and Wahhabic Islamic extremists financed by Saudi Arabia and abetted by Jordan and Turkey, to overthrow President Assad in Syria as a prelude to an Israeli inspired attack on Iran. In the Ukraine, we learn from a tapped phone conversation between United States Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland and the American Ambassador to Ukraine, that the American government poured $5 billion dollars into the orchestrated campaign of neo-Nazis and Jewish-financed NGO’s in Kiev to overthrow the legitimately elected Yanukovitch regime. Since that time, the illegal government in Kiev has been attacking defenseless Russian ethnics in Eastern Ukraine with high-tech military weaponry and overt terrorism like the deliberate torching of the Trade Union Building in Odessa to murder innocents. And Admiral Locklear is upset about Russian bomber deployments near Alaska? As I said on Press TV today, this is like an American baseball manager being surprised and upset when his pitcher deliberately throws a knockdown pitch at an opposing batter, only to discover in the next inning that one of his own players is then targeted for retaliation. Who would fail to retaliate and signal future retaliations when done in self-defense? The attempts of Obama, the American Congress, and these Neo-Conservative agents on Fox News and CNN to paint Vladimir Putin as the bad guy in all of this is transparently ridiculous. I’m frankly surprised Mr. Putin has exercised the restraint he has thus far in this confrontation. The people in the American government had better get ready. Mr. Putin’s patience is not unending. Russia has a strong military with a nuclear capability. The Russians are a proud people. If the United States and its Neo-Conservative, Zionist governors believe fighting Russia to be a “cakewalk,” to quote Kenneth Adelman’s oft-quoted statements on the ill-fated invasion of Iraq in 2003, we are witnessing a historic and frightening transition of a regime from mere criminality to the criminally insane.
Reza Saidi: Human rights are a main principle in US popular culture. Many of America’s international actions are undertaken with the stated intention of establishing human rights. However, the US domestic situation is in a state of great unrest due to extreme racial tensions brought about by repeated instances of police brutality against people of color and various other unfair domestic policies. Do you believe it an accurate observation to claim that the position on human rights that the US holds against other nations is a tool of coercion without any real intention to establish similar rights in their own states first? Can the US continue to use human rights to legitimize its interference in foreign lands?
Mark Dankof: I have already addressed the fraudulent claims of the government of the United States to be interfering in other people’s countries in the name of “Human Rights” and “Democracy.” The American interference in foreign lands is at the behest of the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex. The latter is interested only in the theft of other people’s land, natural resources, and political autonomy by means of subversion and overt force. As for what is going on domestically in the United States, there are certainly many provable instances of police brutality against people of color. But I must emphasize whites in the United States who oppose the New World Order and have spoken out publicly are also targets. Since 2001, the American Department of Homeland Security, whose first chief was an Israeli citizen, have created “fusion centers” in all 50 States. These fusion centers are blurring the historic Constitutional delineations which separated the American military and the Federal Government of the United States from the law enforcement functions of duly elected State and Local governments. This is not an accident. The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith was exposed in 2008 in the State of Missouri (see the Missouri Information Action Center report) for assisting Missouri State Law Enforcement and these Department of Homeland Security fusion centers, in the development of “Profiles of ‘Potential Home-Grown [Domestic] Terrorists’.” What did the Missouri Information Action Center, or MIAC report conclude? It said to watch out for white men who were identifiably Christian, opposed homosexual marriage and abortion, who opposed the New World Order, belonged to Second Amendment (gun ownership organizations), and voted for political candidates like Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul! This is a most serious business, because since September 11, 2001, the passage of the USA Patriot Acts, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the revelations of illegal NSA surveillance of American citizens, has moved the United States closer to the status of a full-blown police state. And at the behest of whom? At the behest of the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex.
Reza Saidi: How much longer will America continue to support non-democratic Arab states? Isn’t this policy an example of double standards? Are most of America’s claims against their political enemies merely superficial protocols which America is either willing to ignore in its allies or which it violates itself inside its own borders? Do you think American hegemony can continue with appearance of viable opposition such as BRICS? is this time for American hegemony to be diluted and ultimately to collapse in history?
What factors played a role in all of this? Why has this American unilateralism and interventionism tempted Russia and China to follow suit? How does the United States continue to justify its methods and attitudes? How long can the United States support absolute opponents of Democracy in the Arab world?
Mark Dankof: I believe I have largely already addressed this clearly hypocritical contradiction in public policy. The Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex could care less about non-democratic states run by dictators and thugs as long as these thugs and dictators are doing the bidding of the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex. The American relationship with the present regime in Saudi Arabia is only the most obvious example of what is going on here. This can only go on for a time. It cannot be sustained forever. There is good news for the world in this. The death of the Anglo-American-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex is in the interest of freedom lovers both in the United States and elsewhere. The question of the day is whether or not this death will be preceded by a tragic global military conflict which could destroy the planet. This is the fear of Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. It is also my fear. Only the God of history knows the answer.
Yearbook of Experts Profile of Mark Dankof (Washington, D. C.) for Tasnim News Agency of Iran: Click here.
Mark Dankof on Bedros Hajian Live on Geneva II, Syria, and Biblical Eschatology: International Christian Family Network
Mark Dankof’s most recent appearance with Bedros Hajian on Bedros Hajian Live on the International Christian Family Network may be accessed here. The introduction of Mr. Dankof is in the Armenian language, the interview conducted in English. Enjoy! Topics include John Kerry and Geneva II, and the Syrian crisis, but all evaluated from the vantage point of Biblical Eschatology.
When I was a young person, the late William Colby once told me that a honest problem solver had to do three (3) things.
The first involves defining the real problem at hand, isolating root causes and jettisoning red herrings.
The second involves identifying the right sources and resources, utilizing their insights and wisdom while simultaneously eliminating the wrong sources and their deep freezing reservoir of penetratingly false analysis and deceptive solutions, ending only in a beeline to Sheol and outer darkness if followed because of fatally incurable myopia.
The third involves literal intercessory prayer for the honest problem solver who believes that God and that option actually exist. It is an especially focused prayer. One prays fervently that the magnitude of the problem and its enshrouding metastasis have not outstripped the abilities and options of the problem solvers, and the allotted time granted to the latter to solve the issues at hand. Translation: It may prove to be too late.
And as James Petras’ latest missal suggests, time may also be running out for any semblance of solution to the crisis confronting honest and decent Americans being sucked into suffocating quicksand by dark forces and events threatening to comprehensively destroy both their individual lives and the Old Republic once governed by the great principles reaffirmed in the outcome of the American Revolutionary War. That conflict and the Republic it produced would be clearly explained and justified by George Washington’s Farewell Address, Madison’s essays in The Federalist, the work and philosophy of Thomas Jefferson, and the later struggle of Andrew Jackson against Central Banking.
It would then be tragically left to Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to destroy the Old Republic and commence the frenzied goosestepping to an Empire rooted in Globalism, Imperialism, Militarism, International Central Banking, and support of World Zionism. The Empire now gasps on life support and artificial respiration. It must be understood that this is not bad news, but merciful news, both for the American people victimized by The Empire, as well as for the latter’s international victims, the latest obvious case being the Palestinians.
With that in mind, as another miserable Presidential election cycle beckons, I have been asked by a myriad number of readers and listeners to provide my take on what ails the American people, applying Bill Colby’s prescription of long ago for understanding causes and prescribing cures.
The cause of the American malady is abundantly clear. Our leadership and institutions have been co-opted by International Central Bankers, Transnational Corporate Interests, and the Israeli Lobby. The result is an economic system deliberately rooted in spiraling debt, extortionist usury, profligate governmental spending, and the perpetually murderous utilization of the American military as a surrogate armed force being deployed abroad by the identified actors for their own economic and political gain at the expense of everyone else. The interest of this evil coalition is the antithesis of that of the average American and his/her family, and that of the population of the planet as a whole. In the case of Americans, the agenda is being falsely but effectively marketed by a news media owned and operated by these clearly enumerated interests, and which will employ the symbols of God, country, family, hearth, home, and community to sell the very policies of a New World Order antithetical to the authentic Kingdom of God, a sovereign nation-state governed by the principles enshrined in the Constitution of the United States, and the underlying value system of those who hold them both dearly. Simultaneously, these policies are ruthlessly devoted to the extermination of those who hold the values of The Old Republic to the breast, and who have failed to understand The Real Enemy and the methodology he effectively employs. Rupert Murdoch and William Kristol are but the tip of this media iceberg.
The unmistakable cause of the American malady must be irrevocably uprooted and destroyed. Identifying the players and their methods of operation is but the beginning of the achievement of the goal, not the endgame itself. Bringing actual and meaningful change to bear in the presently disastrous course is imperative. But how is this achieved in an electoral and political process owned and operated by those who control and manipulate money supply, interest rates, electoral outcomes up-and-down the ballot line, and the dissemination of information via Transnational Corporate Media (TCM)?
If there is any hope for reversal of course, speed, and fortune by peaceful electoral means, it will begin with two (2) components at the outset. First, the pivotal and encouraging displacement of Corporate Media by Alternative Media must continue its increase exponentially, to inform a wider segment of the domestic population of the United States as to the identity of The Real Enemy and the way in which he operates. Responsible usage of alternative media must employ a variety of sources to obtain a kaleidoscope of the larger picture. Michael Collins Piper of Final Judgment, Mark Glenn of The Ugly Truth, Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Sheldon Foote, Ellen Brown, Antiwar.com, E. Michael Jones of Culture Wars, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Hassan El-Naijar’s Al Jazeerah.info, Lew Rockwell.com, Michel Chossudovsky’s Global Research.ca, Jon Basil Utley’s Americans Against Bombing, the Institute of Historical Review (IHR), Pravada, Philip Giraldi’s Council for the National Interest, Alison Weir’s If Americans Knew, Max Kaiser, and Iran’s Press TV, are but a great start on the replacement of agitation-propaganda with factual truth and an honest attempt at analysis. The consultation of CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, NewsMax.com, World Net Daily and all the other usual suspects, would only occur as an informed comparison of the honest sources with the latter consortium clearly in the employ of The Beast.
If the Internet-driven Alternative Media explosion produces at least a few additional Americans who can still read and think given the right sources of consultation, all well and good. But this must be followed by even the beginning of some semblance of success at the ballot box, as the second component of hope in both national and global recovery from the tentacles of The Beast.
That can only take place by revolutionary change in the financing of American elections and candidates. Absent the successful political disenfranchisement of Transnational Corporate Elites, International Central Bankers, and the Israeli Lobby by the eradication of the existence of their poisonous PAC money pipeline, ballot box change is impossibly and irrevocably hopeless. This cash flow routinely pours carcinogenic snake oil not only into the two major political parties and the Congressional Districts and Presidential Primaries, but into Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), media outlets, publishing houses, political consulting firms, and the frontmen of the establishment version of the Christian Right. On this last note, San Antonio-based John Hagee’s reported $150 million dollar operation dedicated to fueling the Zionist cause and the size of his own bank account via Cornerstone Church and Christians United for Israel (CUFI), is only the best illustration of the infiltration of the hearts and minds of millions of deluded innocents by The Beast. These innocents need to begin distinguishing sharks from minnows, and wolves from sheep.
The reformation of the process must be followed by the collective enactment of the right policy prescriptions on a coherent, comprehensive basis. What are these?
Keeping in mind the identification of the core players and actors in the promotion of the metastasis of the already diagnosed cancer and its accompanying symptoms, a renaissance of the Old Republic must be accompanied by the end of Fractional Reserve Banking, the Direct Federal Income Tax, and the existence of the Federal Reserve Board and its control of monetary policy since 1913. Participation in the IMF, World Bank, the Import-Export Bank, and related financial institutions of the Globalist Cabal would also go. The eternal cessation of the employment of the American military in endless foreign wars of intervention unrelated to true national interest is a critical and accompanying ingredient in this resurrection of the Old Republic and the well being of its people. A corollary American withdrawal from NATO would be a part of this particular reassertion of the doctrine of America First, much to the delight of both our own citizens and a global population sick of endless death and destruction devoid of moral justification and context. Globalist trade treaties like NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and FTAA would be tossed overboard. Economic policy would center in the revitalization of the manufacturing sector, not its deliberate euthanization and export. Israel’s control of American foreign policy in Palestine, the Persian Gulf, and Central Asia would be expunged. Israeli domestic involvement in the institutions of the United States ranging from Congressional committees, American intelligence agencies, telecommunication firms, and the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, to NGOs, the media, and assorted religious charlatans, would be exposed and deep-sixed forever. Unconstitutional use of Executive Orders by Chief Executives would be met with Articles of Impeachment, and the Congressional defunding of military expeditions not sanctioned by Article I, Section 8.
There is only one problem with this picture. Consider the presently moribund state of campaign finance law; the still powerful and insidious role of Corporate Media; the dearth of effective 3rd party options; Congressional corruption; Israeli influence both overt and covert in the American military and intelligence communities; and the demoralizing absence of acceptable Presidential candidates save the possible exception of the GOP’s Ron Paul (R-TX). He most certainly will not be nominated by the Republican Party. If that presumption is proven erroneous, a President-Elect Paul would discover the complete absence of the existence of any support in the Congress and Senate, and the deliberate subversion of his best intentions by the internationalist-oriented institutions that presently prevail. Even worse, the ominous spectre of future False Flag Operations (FFO) is ever-present, ranging from new versions of 9-11 and Pearl Harbor to another Dealey Plaza. The bets of The Beast look eminently covered.
The probability of a False Flag Operation (FFO) increases with the potential of a UN General Assembly vote in September recognizing an independent Palestinian state, the burgeoning impatience of the Israeli Lobby with the perceived reluctance of at least some in Washington for launching preemptive military action against Iran, the reduction of Israel’s influence in the Middle East and Central Asia with the unfolding of the Arab Spring, the continued plummeting of American and international economic fortunes, and the real prospect of a new level of domestic discontent in the United States and Europe turning into either targeted civil disobedience or overt violence. The FFO would serve two (2) distinct purposes; the diversion of millions from the task of identifying the source of their respective countries’ ills is one. The substitution of the targeting of their wrath against the real culprits with that of an illegitimate wholesale assault on a deliberately demonized and falsely identified adversary is the other. These purposes come full circle to reinforce the power of the forces pivotal in the deathgrip of the reign of The Beast.
And where the full circle phenomenon is concerned, writer and reader return to the third component of the roadmap of William Colby for problem solvers. The definitive question is posed once more: have the magnitude of the problem and its enshrouding metastasis outstripped the abilities and options of the problem solvers, and the allotted time granted to the latter to solve the issues at hand? Is it too late?
Bill Colby’s demise on the Patuxent River of Maryland in a late night plunge in April of 1996 into the depth of its turbulent, life-ending brew may never be satisfactorily explained. The cause will remain eternally elusive and the source of endless speculation. One thing is not in doubt. It is too late to alter the events which ultimately led to his death, which in turn provided the final punctuation mark on his life and the temporal destiny which accompanied its unfolding end. His fate in this latter regard was irrevocably sealed 15 long years ago. In that respect, it is tempting to see his life and death as an indisputable and striking metaphor of a Final Verdict on the American Empire conclusively reached light years ago.
If historical process and Divine Providence have vetoed the possibility of a return of the Old Republic subsequent to demise of The Empire, denizens of the Real Right have but three (3) uncertain options of dubious value.
The first is a continuation of ineffective and purely symbolic protest within the existing conditions and parameters of a rigged American electoral process. Lack of money, restrictive ballot access laws, and zero access to Corporate Media coverage guarantee failure. The history of the Constitution Party, the Reform Party, the American Independent Party, and the Libertarian Party underscore this inevitable outcome.
The second is a definitive resort to a more aggressive and targeted civil disobedience, and a possible evolution into the overt advocacy and use of violence as an instrument of populist counterrevolution. This option carries its own hazards, including the threat of arrest, incarceration, torture, death, and the strong possibility of ultimate failure second only to the prospects for the first option of symbolic electoral protest within the confines of the charade presented by a political process co-opted by those who clearly own and administer its pre-arranged and guaranteed outcomes. There are two other compelling considerations which argue against this choice. As is the case in many revolutions and counterrevolutions involving violence and loss of life, there is no guarantee regarding who and what would replace the existing system and its power elite. For the Christian, there is the added burden of attempting to reconcile the employment of violence in the attempted achievement of temporal political gain with Christ’s ethical mandates and His conception of the eternal character of the Kingdom of God. This last imperative is decisive in my own rejection of revolutionary violence as both a realistic and moral option for consideration.
Finally, there is the third and final option before the Eschaton. Some on the Real Right have suggested it as a fallback alternative: it involves the short or long-term exile of the disenfranchised American in a quiet life of expatriation abroad. This begs the question of where an acceptable and accessible alternative might exist. It also involves the crossing of an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual Rubicon not possible for many, and a particularly daunting task even for those capable of eventually doing so.
In the case of the latter group, the discovery of a viable alternative is clearly the first task at hand. Is there such a place? What about a meaningful job? Language hurdles? Cultural assimilation? Health care? Low-key religious freedom? The logistics of an overseas move?
Let there be no mistake. For those ready to consider this third alternative, intellectual, spiritual, and psychological acknowledgment of the death of a beloved country is as painful as the identical journey traveled in the passage beyond time of a parent, spouse, loved one, or friend. The acknowledgment and acceptance of the reality of such an event will not paralyze the will. Nor will it poison and pollute the heart, the soul, and the mind. It will focus them in the renewal of galvanizing action, commitment, and reaffirmation of faith. This is only possible within a framework which continues to acknowledge even the possibility of temporal hope yet future, and the potential for its rediscovery in a new venue. This profile will be accompanied by the ability to accept an element of risk, and the vicissitudes of a life ready to meet new challenges and tribulations in the next chapter in time.
There is one final and soundly foolproof recommendation for my readers and listeners. Don’t be canoeing late into the night on the Patuxent River in Maryland. Washing up on shore is not the 4th option. . . .