What To Do When A Communication Blackout Suddenly Happens Out Of Nowhere?

Things are developing fast.  The Internet could go down a.k.a. communication blackout.

The title: "What To Do When A Communication Blackout Suddenly Happens Out Of Nowhere?"  is of course totally nonsense. Here we all know that these blackouts and cyber attacks, are not 'suddenly happening out of nowhere'.
It's obvious.

See also: Blackout / Sabotage Category ⇒ 

Let's find out what we can do when the Internet is offline, worldwide. And perhaps more severe scenarios: what to do when all communication is down?

Internet Down

It would have a huge impact if the Internet goes offline worldwide. The so called 'truth movement' is mostly depended on the Internet. And as we have seen lately: the censorship campaigns also had a huge impact. Many truth movement channels were removed from YouTube. And lots of social media. like Fazebook had their own clean sweep campaigns,
to remove truth movement pages and accounts.

Time Transportal "Free Speech" T-Shirt.

The Truth Movement, is a name we use to describe the many people involved in a quest to find the truth. People who know that there isn't just one (basic) truth. People who are busy and working with questions, such as: where do we come from, where are we, who are we, what is this place, where are we going, who's or what has labelled them self to be the chief of this realm, what is really going on Earth?
People from all kinds of walk of life. All kinds of minds, races, colors, genders, cultures, religions and social classes. People who are active in-and-on this quest.

These campaigns to censor the truth, was also used to censor doctors, nurses, scientists, whistleblowers and experts as much as possible. But the amazing thing that happened is that the truth movement kept growing. You can observe this by reading the comments written under mainstream news articles. Many people are 'awake' and express their alternative ideas and knowledge.
This shows the power of the Internet. And it also shows the weakness of the truth movement when the Internet is offline: no world wide web, no sharing. But this doesn't have to be the case, depending on severity a communication blackout.

Scenario 1: Internet Offline. Phones Still Working

In this scenario: when internet is offline but phones are still working, it would be possible to call each other by phone. This can be done via: the GSM/Cellphone system, satellite phones or via a landline.

Priority is to set in place an information sharing system.
This can be locally and globally.
People can call each other and give updates on news events.

Not everybody wants to give away their phone numbers to anybody, of course. It's certainly is not a wise thing to do, unless you can 'trust' each other, in some way. An information sharing system where people update each other, via-via is something that can be done. And it's more discrete because people who call each other, already know each other,
or via their friends or family.

I get a call from Mr.X. → I call Ms. Z. → She calls her friends. → They call their friends... and so on.
This can also be done via SMS (Short Message Service) messages on mobile phones, if the GSM/Cellphone and satellite phones systems are still working.

A collection of old modems. Photo by: Pratyeka. Source: wikipedia.org

Another option is keeping contact via computers and the old 56k and 33.6k modems. Make sure you have a modem with a more up to date connection to your computer, such as: USB. Most old type modems have the old big Serial Port connector. You can also use use an adapter between the cable connectors. Or use an older type of computer.

You can directly send e-mails or chat or even talk via Internet phone, so to speak, when the modem is working.
You need the access (phone)number of the other computer to make a connection.

It's also possible to make contact with another computer using modems, without a phone line, according to the YouTube video:
56k and 33.6k Modems Connecting to Each Other with no Phone ... From Gaget Reboot ⇒

These old modems are not so fast and sending big data such as: large videos and images will take a long time.
It's also possible to launch a Bulletin Board. A page (with updates and news) that can be visited by people.


Bulletin Board System
A bulletin board system or BBS (also called Computer Bulletin Board Service, CBBS) is a computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, the user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users through public message boards and sometimes via direct chatting. In the early 1980s, message networks such as FidoNet were developed to provide services such as NetMail, which is similar to internet-based email.
Many BBSes also offer online games in which users can compete with each other. BBSes with multiple phone lines often provide chat rooms, allowing users to interact with each other. Bulletin board systems were in many ways a precursor to the modern form of the World Wide Web, social networks, and other aspects of the Internet. Low-cost, high-performance asynchronous modems drove the use of online services and BBSes through the early 1990s. InfoWorld estimated that there were 60,000 BBSes serving 17 million users in the United States alone in 1994, a collective market much larger than major online services such as CompuServe.
The introduction of inexpensive dial-up internet service and the Mosaic web browser offered ease of use and global access that BBS and online systems did not provide, and led to a rapid crash in the market starting in 1994. Over the next year, many of the leading BBS software providers went bankrupt and tens of thousands of BBSes disappeared. Today, BBSing survives largely as a nostalgic hobby in most parts of the world, but it is still an extremely popular form of communication for Taiwanese youth (see PTT Bulletin Board System). Most surviving BBSes are accessible over Telnet and typically offer free email accounts, FTP services, IRC and all the protocols commonly used on the Internet. Some offer access through packet switched networks or packet radio connections

Source: wikipedia.org


How to make phone calls using a PC, modem, headphone and no actual phone instrument

Source: https://superuser.com - Forum


Call a computer with another computer (Dial up Modem)

Source: stackoverflow.com - Forum


The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin Board Systems

BBSes once numbered in the tens of thousands in North America. These mostly text-based, hobbyist-run services played a huge part in the online landscape of the 1980s and ‘90s. Anyone with a modem and a home computer could dial-in, often for free, and interact with other callers in their area code.

Source:  theatlantic.com

Scenario 2: No Phones

In this scenario the GSM/Cellphone, satellite and landline systems are down.
Of course this is a very serious situation. It would be very hard to receive global news updates.

To keep contact and update each other, you can use the regular post services. Sending letters or postcards with updates. Of course this is a slow way if fast updates are required. Some people call it: snail mail.

Never the less, it's a way of communicating. Newspapers of leaflets can be made, to inform your friends, family and neighbors. It's like an analogue form of the digital Bulletin Board.

These newspapers of leaflets can be send to certain points in cities and villages, from which the newspapers or leaflets are distributed to the people. The newspapers have to be very simple, black and white (photocopy) prints, in order to make the distribution via this type of media more efficient.

If the land/phone lines are also not working, then it wont be possible to use the computer modem, since these modems use the landline connection, unless you made your own cable connection between the modems. Perhaps a very handy and technical skilled person can construct a wireless connection, by using old modems and Wi-Fi or BlueTooth or other wireless.

The Word of Mouth, Rap and The Song Lines

Sharing information can be done via the ancient way of: word of mouth. This is tricky because the details of the information are subject to change, meaning: each time the information is passed to another person via spoken word, details can get lost. This is because people tend to use their own words and sentences, which is not a strange thing to do.

An example of how a story can change rapidly , into various versions of the story, when it's shared via spoken word:

  1. Mr. X told me that he came back from holiday, 5 days ago, and he brought an arrow as souvenir.
  2. I heard that Mr. X returned from holiday last week with an old arrow.
  3. I heard from a friend, that his friend brought an old arrow and bow, back from another country.
  4. Have you heard that story from this guy who took an arrow and a bow from an ancient place?
  5. I heard this strange story from a friend, about a man who went to Argentina, in the jungle, and found an ancient arrow and bow ...

... and so on.

Details can get lost very fast, when a story is shared in various versions. This can be avoided by using an ancient and proven method of: singing. The Aboriginals used songs to pass their stories through generations. And in ancient Europe there were so called: Bards. People who song the stories of information.

Songs are set in a structure and when a song is easy to remember, it can be passed on to other people more easily.
In these modern times rapping may be a good way to pass information without 'getting lost in translation', so to speak.

For example: in a village, city or community, people gather around and the information-messenger starts to sing or rap.

Extra extra hear all about it.

Heat wave for few more days
Some teams detecting invisible rays
Return of Bees, important case
Aircraft carriers fly in various ways.

HCQ now on the rise
Avoid the highways is advised
Free Britney is very precise
Containers unloaded by a few guys

12 volt short shock the faxsin
Use Earth currency to re-balance within
Tell your loved ones and next of kin
The worldwide use of Ivermectin

Many work hard to get out of this mess
Community gardens big success
This is the end of this information update
God Bless and keep the faith

And so on.
The sentences have to be short, simple and easy to remember.


Why Songlines Are Important In Aboriginal Art

In Aboriginal culture these ancestral sacred stories are passed on as large song cycles. People might specialise in chapters or sections of a songline which tells the entire creation story that relates to a particular tract of land. People on neighbouring land will have the next chapters of what happened to the ancestors as they crossed over to their own part of the country.

Source: japingkaaboriginalart.com


Bard - poet-singer

Bards were originally Celtic composers of eulogy and satire; the word came to mean more generally a tribal poet-singer gifted in composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds. As early as the 1st century AD, the Latin author Lucan referred to bards as the national poets or minstrels of Gaul and Britain.

Source: britannica.com

Drone Messenger Service

Drones with written messages, newspapers, flyers, pamphlets, flying from cities to villages, to communities.
A modern way to share information when the phones don't work. It's like an electronic carrier pigeon.
For this, very skilled drone pilots are needed. Perhaps it's great time to start activating your drone pilot skills.
It may come handy in the (near) future.

Scenario 3: No Electricity

This is the most difficult scenario: no electricity.
Besides having huge impact on daily life, it's also makes communicating even more difficult.

Drones, walkie-talkies and HAM radios wont work unless you have means to use solar powered electricity. Newspapers, flyers and pamphlets will be difficult and perhaps impossible to make and distribute. In this scenario the word of mouth will be the primal way of sharing information.

Other possible forms of sharing information are:
posters with information on walls in the streets or in, bars, clubs, cafes, stores and shops. And sharing pamphlets with handwritten information. You can use stamps with letters to make the pamphlets.

The post services wont work. Perhaps a community can start a local post service, sharing written messages on paper.
Or perhaps a community service based post service, where messages are delivered to other cities or even countries.

The carrier pigeons can also be used but this takes some skills, and lots of pigeons willing and able to fly long distances, and return with a reply message.

Preparations


It good to be prepared, always. In a case of a blackout, you should have at least one pair of walkie-talkies ready.
You can use a solar charger to charge the walkie-talkies if there's no electricity.
Having an analogue, written, backup of your friends' and family's phone numbers, in a notebook or journal, is also a good thing to have. Many people only have these phone numbers stored on their phone. If the phone doesn't work, you don't have those numbers.


You Got The Power

What the last two years, since the pandemic started beginning 2020, have shown, is that people are skilled in using their own creativity. This is the power you have: to be creative, skilled and wiling to adapt into new (difficult) situations.

We don't know if the cabal will pull the Internet plug or perhaps worse; total communication blackout.
They made a threat or announcement (what you like to call it) about the possibilities of cyber attacks. And then cyber attacks happened. See also: Blackout / Sabotage Category ⇒ 

And know they made threats, via this guy dressed in a black sci-fi dress, that Internet could go down.

You know that the negative forces have to announce their plans, on order to succeed for them. This is according to cosmic law of choice and free will. They don't always announce their actions. But when they announced the Internet blackout plan, we take them seriously.

 

What ever happens: stay healthy, be creative. Help each other.

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