Our Own Watchers in the Night

Overlooked by the elites who disdain fly-over country; coffee shops and the discussions therein can be the source of important ideas. Some few days ago, there was such a caffeine-fueled discussion in our small mountain town. We were discussing the inevitable collapse of the dollar due to the way that the regime is creating trillions of them out of thin air and pouring them into the economy. The recent rise in the stock market is related more to inflation, literally the value of the dollar is falling, than any productive economic activity. Watching the value of the dollar in comparison to other currencies as it plummets tells us this.

Stocks are products, and the market is worldwide. A burgher in Dusseldorf can call his broker and buy 100 shares of Amalgamated Unicorn & Skittles [NYSE symbol – BHO] using his Deutschmarks or Euros, which will be translated into a larger amount of dollars than before, chasing that same 100 shares. More dollars chasing the same amount of goods equals price inflation. Thus the market goes up on paper without any increase in real value.

There is a certain percentage of the rise in stocks based on people trying to get out of the falling dollar and into something that they hope is tangible, and still liquid. But it does not change the basic template. As soon as any of the several almost guaranteed events that are lining up comes to pass, the economy is toast.

If a war breaks out pretty much anywhere, the price of oil goes up worldwide, and the economy is toast. If this Christmas season goes Tango Uniform the resulting bankruptcies will drive unemployment up even farther and push the economy over the cliff. [For the record, the biggest store in our small town is Wal-Mart. They staffed up for Black Friday. I was just over there, and the place was very quiet; and talking to the checker, it has been slow since 10:00 AM when she came on. Daughter reported the same thing at Hastings Books and Entertainment.] If any of the countries who buy our bonds and hold our jury-rigged government finances together should even slow their rates of purchases; interest rates will have to go up and everything will go to hell. If any of the versions of Democrat Health Nationalization should pass, businesses will be doing the only remaining rational thing. Those who think they will be able to stay in business will be cutting as many employees as they can. Those who figure they will not be able to take this on top of everything else will be dumping ALL of their employees. And, of course all of this cascades into the next bubble, in commercial real estate. Businesses that no longer exist do not make the monthly payments on their leases.

These are just a few of the nasty things that can happen. There are more, and if any come to pass, with all of the excess dollars backed by the “full faith and credit of Buraq Hussein Obama and the Democratic Party” in circulation; we are due, if not for a reenactment of Weimar or Zimbabwe, at very least Argentina.

And Argentina was the subject under discussion. One of our informal group had been in Argentina when its economy paid the price of Peronist monetary policy + war on producers. There are sequalae to such a collapse. One, which he brought up, was that both established criminal gangs and newly formed ones began to prey on anybody they could, taking everything that they could. The government either could not, or in the cases of those gangs who were allied with the ruling party would not, do anything to protect the public. Armed groups would assault houses, kill the inhabitants or kidnap them, and steal anything that they could. He saw it happen. Life in a hungry country that has lost the rule of law is not an easy or safe thing. Stark realities intrude on the theoretical assumptions that govern modern existence.

The nature of police work is that it is reactive. The police do not protect citizens; they pick up the pieces, do the paperwork, and sometimes catch the bad guys far after the fact, if they are allowed to. And that is in the best of times. There may not be any “best” times.

Argentina is really not big on “rule of law”; but then again we cannot be said to be anymore either. They do not have the traditions of self-organization noted by De Tocqueville, nor do they have the tradition of an armed citizenry. The middle class became little more than defenseless targets.

That left us pondering matters of self-defense. Any one household can be overwhelmed if there are enough, determined armed attackers. The obvious response would be mutual defense. That is a concept that is anathema to the State. Aside from the normal government fear of vigilantism, there is the terror that the current regime has of any self-actualized US citizens. The only groups that can use force with impunity are the SEIU, ACORN, and the like.

There is a precedent. Neighborhood Watch. Neighbors making sure that each other are safe. But usually Neighborhood Watches involve merely taking in the newspapers when someone is on vacation or watering their lawn. This is somewhat more serious.

For those states with a Castle Doctrine, defending your home from an attack by a gang of criminals using deadly force is not a problem. Unless I am mistaken, states with the Castle Doctrine [and some that don’t] also tend to allow the used of force to defend a third party from death or serious injury. Here is perhaps, an opening for a solution other than hoping that the gangs pick another victim.

I assume that pretty much anyone here would have no problem with defending his or her own home and family from a mass assault. But how about if that assault was happening to your next door neighbor? Or the guy at the other end of the block? There is the choice: Sheepdog or Sheep?

One should look ahead to try to anticipate trouble and prepare rather than just hastily react to it. Just a thought for my fellow LC’s. If economically the organic waste should impact the rotating airfoil, and you should hear of attacks beginning, it may be time to talk to some of your neighbors and investigate your local laws. If you have some form of Castle Doctrine in your state, and if your laws allow the use of force to defend a third party, it might be time to start having discreet talks with neighbors who might be of like mind. Not everyone, but those who you think would be receptive to mutual aid and defense. Emergency means of communication would need to be worked out. And the nature of the response planned in different tactical situations.

It could be simple; if one house is attacked, then all of the members of the Watchers in the Night will place their own homes in a state of defense and go to help the one under attack. It could be more complex, depending on the extent of coverage. Do you defend only your own group’s homes? Do you defend everyone in the area you cover [keep in mind that in addition to Sheepdogs and innocent Sheep, there are likely to be TWANLOC intermixed in the neighborhood]? Questions that must be answered.

It goes without saying; that discretion is most necessary. Self-defense, even if it is not yet illegal as it is in Europe, is frowned upon. And the government would love to describe those who subscribe to self-defense as part of what the Department of Homeland Security considers to be proto-terrorists. Mind you, being in the company of Veterans, and those of the TEA Party is not a bad thing. But they will try to tar you with the evil tag of being a “militia”. Defending your home and family is terrorism, I guess, to those who prefer citizens to be helpless subjects. It terrorizes the hell out of them.

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    Library Czar says:

    The wife and I were discussing this and she wants to get her own battle rifle and start stockpiling ammo.

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    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    Another great piece, and greatly needed.

    Please, folks, accept that it’s coming, “it” being some form of really nasty assault upon what have been our norms of living and behavior all of our lives. It’s not a question of if, but when. And that when is …

    Soon.

    Gotta get your mind (and your gear and your training and your ‘networks’) right.

    Jon

    III

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    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord <em>Pao An</em> says:

    As was noted in the Bark; yes, I am a wordy bastich. And no, nobody told me about a “more” button. Thanks to whoever shortened my post. I did not mean to take over the front page. Now that I look, I see it on the panel for writing an article, however I am not sure about how to use it. Am I correct in guessing that after I get my verbal midden heap into the box, if I highlight the bottom part of the heap and click “more”, that it will shorten it appropriately at the point where the highlighting begins? Misha said not to worry, I would figure the buttons etc. out. And I will, but there may be the odd faux pas [French for FUBAR]. My apologies.

    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An

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    Of course, hanging the warning flag on the front porch my discourage the rowdier elements.

    Or let the government who to remove to re-education camps first. Its so hard to tell these days…

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    LOBO says:

    In regards to LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An‘s comment @ :
    Hell I’m taking Computers 101, also known as WTF is this thing I am using. Don’t feel bad. :em98:

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    Subotai….damn..you’ve been reading my mind. My best friend Gary and I have discussed this at length. I have, over time, literally invested several thousands of dollars seeking to make my household as independent as I can, for as long a period of time as possible. My goal one year…and I am close. Many I have spoken to are quite surprised, for you would never know just looking at this old place. But tangible goods, items of intrinsic value, medications, ammo, guns, food, water, booze, ‘baccy, tools. And yes, some cash, for old habits die hard. But in a small town like Dog Patch, population forty-eight hundred, lacking even one traffic signal……..a mans word is king here. And people had best damn well know you, or of you. My buddy and his loved ones could end up at my humble old house. And he has more guns than I do……… :em93: :em96: The wealthy left would be sitting ducks, no doubt quite an unpleasant epiphany. Not my goddammed problem. Make your bed, you sleep in it.
    I could be burned out, but all my eggs aren’t in one basket………and I would see to it that action would prove most expensive. For as many here agree, you don’t simply drive them off…you relentlessly hunt them down and kill them. No prisoners, no jails, just food for our fields. Most would be far too busy protecting their own to look after enforcing laws.
    But yes, we seem to think alike, you read my mind with this post. My wife is what generates fear within me, for she is vulnerable……….but two shotguns reside here in this old place…….and a host of others.

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    It goes without saying; that discretion is most necessary. Self-defense, even if it is not yet illegal as it is in Europe, is frowned upon. And the government would love to describe those who subscribe to self-defense as part of what the Department of Homeland Security considers to be proto-terrorists. Mind you, being in the company of Veterans, and those of the TEA Party is not a bad thing. But they will try to tar you with the evil tag of being a “militia”. Defending your home and family is terrorism, I guess, to those who prefer citizens to be helpless subjects. It terrorizes the hell out of them.

    For as many here agree, you don’t simply drive them off…you relentlessly hunt them down and kill them. No prisoners, no jails, just food for our fields.

    Therein lies the basis of the S-cubed Rule – Shoot, Shovel, Shut up

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    Oh, and Wordy Bastage, er, LC Subotai, of all the walls of text on the intertoobs, all of yours are amongst the very, very rare and precious ones that are worth reading every letter of.

    :em69:

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    I’ve done it up here in my corner of Wa. state. There are four houses that share a single lane gravel road, I’m at the end of that road, with woodland surrounding me, and not many people know that my house is back here….a google earth image of my address reveals nothing but trees.

    My neighbors run the gamut from conservative gun nut (even more than me) living down the slope on my right, to a sweet elderly lady who has lived at the start of this road for 50 years, to a raging Canadian leftist import who was investigated by the Secret Service when W came to town (they came to my door to ask me about him, that was cool)…I’ve talked to them all about looking after each other if we have a major storm or earthquake or whatnot, and we do that. When we lost power up here for 8 days a few years back, we got together….made sure the sweet elderly lady was taken care of, and shared firewood, shared warm meals, and did the cleanup from all the fallen trees.

    As far as defense, my one neighbor and I are the only gun owners that I know of….he is better armed than me as I only have the M1, A Winchester Ranger, 357 revolver, and my trusty Kimber 45. He would step up as would I in a pinch, and there is only one way in and one way out of this little block and if you get as far as my house, well…..you have committed yourself.

    Sterling words as always Pao An, coffee’s on me next time I come to Colorado.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    Well Jaybear….seems to me a nice shotgun would round off your collection quite nicely. And as always, any Rotties would be welcome in my humble home……

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    Cannon Fodder says:

    God I wish I had the money to buy a few guns! I worry about this shit a lot these days and I just come up lacking. I guess I will be one of the “sheep.” At least until a few of the bad guys die close enough for me to take theirs!

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 sez:

    Well Jaybear….seems to me a nice shotgun would round off your collection quite nicely.

    My next trip to Colorado is to pick up the guns that my Dad willed to me….most of them I grew up shooting and hunting with, including a really nice 16 gauge semi-auto.

    How’s Mary doing brudda? and how are you doing?

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    LC PrimEviL says:

    Wise words, Pao An. These things have been much on my mind, also. One needs not a
    Doctorate in Economics to understand a couple of basics:
    1) Paper money is a commodity
    2) The more common a commodity becomes, the less it is worth.
    A little less obvious, but true:
    3) “Inflation” is an economist’s double–speak for “devaluation”; a manner of hoodwinking the people
    into believing prices are going up, when in fact, the value of money is going down.

    Faced with the decline into utter worthlessness of paper currency, people will be forced back into a
    barter economy.

    So what to barter?

    1) Food. Agriculture is the basis for all Civilization.
    2) Manufactured goods that have become unavailable, and are necessary.
    a. Textiles.– people need clothes.
    b. Hardware.–people need to keep things together.
    c. Ammo.– guns are worthless without it.
    (c)sub a. .22 long rifle.

    Why .22 long rifle as currency?

    It is the most pervasive chambering of any cartridge.
    It is small, and easily transported in quantity.
    Once fired, it cannot be reloaded. It’s value will continue to rise with attrition.

    The Scriptures say a time will come when a sparrow is worth it’s weight in gold.
    So too, perhaps, a single round of .22 rimfire.

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    LC Old Dog says:

    Y’all be welcome down at Fort Old Dog. I may or may not even have a spare 12 ga boom stick or two to spare for the unencumbered.

    Dad may or may not have left me some pre-1968 stuff.
    :em95:

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    There are a few people in my Squadron that know, SHTF, can’t get to the armory, come to my house.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    I would be more than happy to hand a forty-five, rifle or twelve guage to a fellow Rottie.

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    LC BOATS says:

    Above my desk I have attached this so that I never forget–A prudent man forsees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them ; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences–Proverbs22:3 . With this in mind Ive managed to fill our pantry and acquire several fire arms with enough ammo for each to last ( I hope ) until our enemy gives up theirs. Sadly most in my neighborhood seem to think that all this will pass and everything will be honky dory. Ive been working with my two grandsons training them to respect and handle my firearms, we hit the woods behind my daughters house a couple times a month to work on our target practice. It may not be much of a plan but for now it is all I have.

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    LC Thresher says:

    In regards to LC BOATS’s comment @ :

    Aim small, miss small.

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    LC TerribleTroy, Imperial Centurion says:

    As some of ou may be aware… I live in a state (IL) not necessarily conducive to conservative living…. but….. my community is very small, maybe 3K. The size and the nature of the community (rural / farm) make this place a island of sanity. On my block, four out of ten homes are occupied by what could be defined as extended family. The rest of the homes occupants are aware of “the rules”. In short, be nice, or expect to be ostracized. Local Police are semi trustworthy. I have already designed and discussed the auto response to large scale social upheaval. We have our own water filtration plant (small) and 4 roads leading in/out of the community, and we have a green house that is approx the size of a acre of land that was a Pepper production facility and is now empty. Under normal circumstances goblins would find themselves ventilated, under extreme conditions goblins will be dispatched, striped, and returned to the “circle of life” (placed in a field for the coyotes to clean up.

    I believe the most tradable commodities will be, Food, Ammo, Medicine, Fuel, & anything that alters the mind. Medicine will be the big ticket item, of the commodities it is the hardest to re-produce.

    The suburbs will sustain the worst of it, with the urbans having no other choice but to forage out of the cities. As for defence… think about this…. do I want my defensive perimeter to be associated with my residence? Or should it be pushed back as far as possible? If the Police will not “lock down” the town, then we will have a change in the Police dept.

    Been watching this economy as best as my little mid will allow. I can only make one determination…… its going to get ALOT worse. I think that it is probable that once this “shopping season” numbers come back there will be a whole lot of “OH SHIT” going on.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    Any preparations are better than none. Back when I actually had some cash I did a lot, some Mormon friends rubbed offf on me, I guess. And Now I thank God I did what I did, when I did. Close friends are blown away when I show them. But even if you only have a weeks worth of stuff…and most can do far better and cheaply with rice and other foodstuffs. Maybe some squirrel stew courtesy of a twenty-two? And obviously protection is needed, a good dog is the best alarm. If you have any livestock it may soon disappear if unprotected. Crops could be raided, veggies, corn and soybeans rather than grains. What concerns me is the complete lack of preparation by many, and this is earthquake country. I mean nothing. Some parasites reconnoiter by asking for help, to see what you have. I hope the notice the NRA decals on my security doors. Far more so on the coast though, some seventy miles west. No water brings people out of the woodwork fast. Meds are a bitch, hard to stockpile those. But I try to have eyes in the back of my head regarding present circumstances………the only time I venture to any big cities is when my wife goes for treatments. There’s a lot of open space out here, highwaymen could wreak a lot of havoc. Bring back the convoy system. I made it a point of reading up on Katrina……….fortunately I’m not worried about rogue cops here where I’m at. You had best know who your friends are, and of course your loved ones safety and comfort is paramount. And no, my neighbors don’t know what I have done. But I may just somehow always manage to come up with a can of meat or bread to help out. In truth the most difficult thing for most to accept may be the notion that things have changed, it isn’t what it used to be……and sometimes you just need to think things through, avoid dangerous situations, sit tight, shut up, watch and wait. I have no desire to cause any problems, actually, I would much prefer to be simply ignored.

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    Bright Eyes says:

    An economy in ruins, our military in disgrace, and Bush to blame for it all is just the set-up. The domestic constitutional enemy needs to accomplish these ends before the next phase, that buys us at least a year.

    The triggering event will likely be the loss of a major city or three to nuclear jihad or President Obama’s assasination. At some point the one’s handlers will decide that Obama is more useful as a rallying symbol and t- shirt icon than an actual leader, something the Che wannabees of the world always forget.

    I don’t like to discuss my plans in detail, as this is an open channel and the bad guys are listening in, but let’s just say that the hold of my sailboat becomes better stocked with every paycheck.

    I hope I can make it to one of your Rott Fests before the balloon goes up, as simply surviving is not enough, we will need to restore constitutional govenment, and that takes organization.

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    Eyas says:

    Wow! My pass still works.

    Anyway, I’ve been away a while. But a little while back, I did stop in to make one post because the thought of NOT saying something to someone who might listen was driving me crazy. It was about the type of Government action that Subotai is talking about here.

    I had been going to include a recommendation at the end of that rant, but thought better of it as it seemed too soon.

    The recommendation — as I believe Subotai’s also is — is to create a LOCAL MILITIA in one’s own neighborhood.

    The point is that your own individual preparations are not enough. You must be able to organize resistance – more than just yourself – at a moment’s notice. You will not be able to defend your own life, liberty, and property by yourself — you can only commit “suicide by cop” (or FBI, ATF, Natl. Guard, etc).

    At some point, it is possible (if not likely) that government agents will literally drive up into your neighborhood to arrest one of your neighbors for unconstitutional reasons — e.g. refusing to buy health insurance. CPS, accompanied by other government agents will appear in your neighborhood to seize your neighbor’s child because your neighbor no longer wants the child Obamindoctrinated at public school, but does not have an “approved” home-schooling plan in place yet. The Sheriff, or some other gov’t agent, will literally drive into your neighbor’s driveway to evict him from his land which has been appropriated through Kelo-deformed Eminent Domain.

    When these things happen to your neighbor, what will you do?

    It is not a question of what each of us will do to defend his/her own. It is a matter of what can be done AS A COMMUNITY to protect the local community from unconstitutional government action.

    If the gov’t shows up to seize your neighbor, his child, or his property; showing up – by yourself – to “defend” him will only result in the aforementioned “suicide by cop” for you, AND possibly your getting your neighbor unnecessarily killed as well.

    Imagine, instead, a small cadre of government Ford Taurus’s (or whatever they drive these days) rolling into your neighbor’s drive to be faced with 100, or 300, or a thousand neighbors and community members who will not allow the unconstitutional government act.

    The purpose of any militia is DEFENSE. I am not recommending any action other than the FORMATION of an “unorganized” militia — “just in case”. I would certainly think that any unprovoked overt action by such a militia to be crazy and counterproductive. What I’ve described above is to disuade any violent personal action, and to instead proposed civil disobedience en masse as more effective.

    However, to be effective, any such action must be organized IN ADVANCE, and must be capable of being “called up” at a moment’s notice.

    In short, the time is come to stop stockpiling food & ammo. The time to SPEAK to your neighbors to create an “unorganized militia” capable of responding AS A COMMUNITY. More than just one or two neighbors, that is. Everyone willing, in the entire community must be mobilized or mobilizable. People must be convinced to become members of the “unorganized militia”; reliable, immediate means of “calling out” said militia must be established; and, the circumstances in which the militia shall be “called out” must be decided by each community.

    I realize that my mere use of the words “community action” may cause gut-level revulsion and subconscious association with Obama, Code Pink, other leftards, etc.. But they’re the only words I can safely use.

    Individual action = possible individual death, and CERTAIN death for America.
    “Community” action = possible individual AND community death, and POSSIBLE survival for America.

    Care is necessary when discussing this subject. Organizations should be referred to as “unorganized militias” or by some other nam.

    I hope that anything I’ve left out can be interpolated — i.e., ‘read between lines’

    I also hope that I’m in line with Subotai in this post.

    That’s about all I got to say right now.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    In so many ways I am actually more concerned with thugs, gangs and the like. They would certainly be out and about. And you get taken to task when you defend yourself.

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    glasshalfempty says:

    No words that I can put down can truly describe my feeling for the complete inadequacy shown by our government in the last few years. Untold thousands of bureaucrats with comfortable government jobs sucking on the teat of this nation, drawing luxurious government salaries and performing jobs created to simply lower the workload on another, continue to represent millions, if not billions of dollars of taxpayer money when their jobs often are geared toward either spending or taking taxpayer money away. Politicians, many of them millionaires, with their heads in the clouds look down upon their serfs with distain and ambivalence as they enjoy the perks and protection from law that comes with their appointment to lofty positions of power. Many preach about the importance of the environment, the necessity of increasing security, and the absolute need for the restriction of citizens’ civil liberties yet they themselves are carted around in imperial majesty aboard luxurious private jets and taken to environmental summits in convoys of dozens of sport-utility vehicles. Dozens of members of Congress are guilty of tax fraud or evasion, dozens more have been investigated for diverse crimes which would have put any average American citizen either behind bars or in poverty from the legal expenses. Millions of Americans feed from the slop trench of the government, content in their existence of stripping money from the treasury and resisting any effort to change a broken system, as this would result in the destruction of their simple, apathetic existence and force them to become a productive member of society. “The past shows unvaryingly that when a people’s freedom disappears, it goes not with a bang, but in silence amid the comfort of being cared for. That is the dire peril in the present trend toward statism. If freedom is not found accompanied by a willingness to resist, and to reject favors, rather than to give up what is intangible but precarious, it will not long be found at all.” – Richard Weaver, 1962.

    We have a broken country. America was founded on the principles of self-reliance, free markets, and freedom from oppression. The government was systematically eliminated all three of these. Self-reliance has been replaced with free government handouts to those without the drive or desire to provide for themselves or their families. Free markets have been staunched with government controls, taxes, interference, and takeover of companies. Freedom from oppression has been systematically eliminated with thousands of laws, their bookshelf space spanning in meters in their entirety, revocation of self-defense rights, prosecution and attempted elimination of any mindset that could be construed as anti-big government, and federal agencies intruding and attempting control over more and more aspects of our lives. The worst part of this disaster of a government is that it is still the best form of government on the planet. The issue is not with the system of government, it is with those in positions of power within the government. As the old saying goes: power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. We have a corrupt government. There is no other way to say it that would get the point across. Congressmen and -women hold power which, under the original intent of the founding fathers, would not be such a large issue with our nation’s system of checks and balances. However, so often we see that the system of checks and balances has a limited effect on the slow, creeping encroachment on our freedoms. Too often politics get in the way of the system of checks and balances. A Democratic party President will have a liberal Supreme Court and will, more often than not, have support for his party in Congress. Couple this with the unlimited terms in Congress and the generally lofty attitudes of “public servants” and you have created a recipe of slow disaster in which the government insinuates itself into every facet of our personal and professional lives which we are living right now.

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.” The king of England in the late 1760’s had abused his power, mistreated his subjects, and raised taxes on his people to unbearable levels. In response to this the common people, led by strong and loyal political figures, rose up and created the nation that we have today. It is said that history does not repeat itself but it does rhyme. We are living in a rhyme of the mid-1700s right now. The American people are taxed to no visible benefit to themselves, more and more laws limiting what Americans can and cannot do are being made, the ability of Americans to be the ultimate check on the government is being systematically eliminated, and the government prosecutes those who voice their dissent too loudly. Our government is allowing the enemies of America to enter freely, illegal immigrants are given protected status, tax dollars are sunk into Congressional pet-projects with no benefit to the nation, our government steadfastly refuses to abide by the limitations imposed by Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution, and the people have lost control of their representatives. No longer are Congressmen and –women the voices of their people. They are simply power-hungry despots craving increases in power and media time. Mail, phone calls, emails, and personal visits are ignored and the Congress meets at odd hours to ensure they are not disturbed while they pass bills that they know are unpopular.

    We are on the brink, my friends. The time is quickly coming where the breaking point will be reached. Do I advocate force? Of course not as this would tear our country asunder. However, this may not be up to you or me. I leave you with these words: “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

    Apologies for the wordiness of this one. Started typing and…well…the above is the result.

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    Cricket says:

    Be sure to look up the relevant ‘Castle Doctrine’ laws for your state. I know Georgia has a good one. I don’t know about other states; I do know that it is up to each state to determine their particular ‘self-defense’ doctrine, but I think Georgia’s law has the ‘public option’ where you do not have a duty to retreat.

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    LC teen says:

    If it shall come, let it come all at once. Let the cascade of evil be released upon us, before it is passed on to our children. The creeping tendrils of rotting socialism, pressing to the future generation, are coming to the surface and becoming inflamed. Let us expel this festering poison now, for the sake of future Americans.

    I believe we can dispel this sickness now as it comes out in force to try once and for all to destroy us, after a century of creeping, slinking, and waiting for this decisive moment.

    This is the beginning of the open American struggle. I believe we, unlike hundreds of nations before us, survive.

    This nation shall not be divided. I believe that the mainstream Americans, including the left wing, will see that we struggle against anti-americans, and they will fall in with us.

    In my small mountain town, 80% of the population in the nearest 50 miles, which is about 5000 people, own more than 2 guns. many, such as our family, own 15+ firearms. Most teenage students at our school have a hunting rifle under the bench seat for after school treks for game. The entire region here (northern rocky mountains) is aligned against Obama, hate socialism, and love America.

    Idaho is much too small to stand for itself. But if it is anything like the greater America, (Texas, the south), we shall vanquish the dark.

    Is there no way to stand and call out a challenge, to call out the evil? What will come will not be pretty. It may be horrible. It may have to be horrible. But it must happen.

    For if it does not happen at once, there will be no way to destroy it.

  28. 28
    LC teen says:

    In regards to Eyas’s comment @ :
    I am very certain that my surrounding community, easily my entire county, and may I venture the state of Idaho, (both the government and the citizens), shall unite when it comes to conflict.
    What you say is true.

  29. 29
    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    Since many of you have your hearts and minds in the right place but are so behind the curve in defense of your Liberty and your Nation, and since many of you refuse to read the relevant and potent information I’m trying to bring here, here are the basics from Sipsey Street”

    “The Doctrine of the Three Percent:

    We will not disarm.

    You cannot convince us.

    You cannot intimidate us.

    You can try to kill us, if you think you can.

    But remember, we’ll shoot back.

    And we are not going away.

    Your move.

    As things begin to spin out of control, remember this:

    “All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war.” — Billy Beck, August 2009.

    Indeed.

    What is a “Three Percenter”?

    During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King’s tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but did little or nothing to support it. Another one-third of the population sided with the King (by the end of the war there were actually more Americans fighting FOR the King than there were in the field against him) and the final third took no side, blew with the wind and took what came.

    Three Percenters today do not claim that we represent 3% of the American people, although we might. That theory has not yet been tested. We DO claim that we represent at least 3% of American gun owners, which is still a healthy number somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 million people. History, for good or ill, is made by determined minorities. We are one such minority. So too are the current enemies of the Founders’ Republic. What remains, then, is the test of will and skill to determine who shall shape the future of our nation.

    The Three Percent today are gun owners who will not disarm, will not compromise and will no longer back up at the passage of the next gun control act. Three Percenters say quite explicitly that we will not obey any further circumscription of our traditional liberties and will defend ourselves if attacked. We intend to maintain our God-given natural rights to liberty and property, and that means most especially the right to keep and bear arms. Thus, we are committed to the restoration of the Founders’ Republic, and are willing to fight, die and, if forced by any would-be oppressor, to kill in the defense of ourselves and the Constitution that we all took an oath to uphold against enemies foreign and domestic.

    We are the people that the collectivists who now control the government should leave alone if they wish to continue unfettered oxygen consumption. We are the Three Percent. Attempt to further oppress us at your peril. To put it bluntly, leave us the hell alone. Or, if you feel froggy, go ahead AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. (end quote)

    Substitute Liberty and Property for Guns and you have the complete picture. In light of Glass Half Empty’s perfectly correct assessments above…

    What are you waiting for? What else do you need to know?

    And as to Eyas’ cautious advice re: “unorganized militia”… all well and good as far as it goes but many are proceeding a lot farther. Please go read. Take heart. Many are hearing the call.

  30. 30
    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    In regards to LC teen’s comment @ :

    Bravo, my young Patriot. From your lips to many a fearful elder’s ears.

    Wolverines!

    Jon

    III%

  31. 31
    LC teen says:

    In regards to Bright Eyes’s comment @ :
    A US government nuke to an American city would be the absolute worst thing that could happen to the world. It would set the coming conflict off so violently that the entire general citizenry would unite against the government. And the military would be the first to mobilize in the name of Americans and our constitution.

  32. 32
    LC teen says:

    In regards to LC Jon Imperial Hunter’s comment @ :
    Wolverines. Huh… That’s my high school mascot.

    And most of the 60 or so students here with our wolverine logo on our letterman jackets would readily join the ranks of your three percent.

    Fully armed.

    If the ACLU ever stumbled upon our school, they would freak out so bad…

    here are some examples…
    It allows a weekly lunchtime bible study put on by the local churches. (our community is so small and weird, the local churches all work together extremely closely)

    The teachers stream michael savage and other rightwing radio shows after hours when they’re working late.

    The music teacher has us perform real christmas music explicitly mentioning christ. And the community enjoys it.

    The students and teachers all carry pocket knives. because they’re tools.

  33. 33
    LC teen says:

    In regards to LC HJ Caveman82952’s comment @ :
    There are probably enough firearms between each rottie that we could arm a regiment.

  34. 34
    Bright Eyes says:

    RE: LC Teen’s response to my comment,

    I was referring to an Islamist nuke, but there would doubtless be the truther contingent saying we did it to ourselves and blamed the Hirabis. Truthers are that kind of around-the-bend crazy where the extreme right and extreme left meet and join hands.

    Still, I wonder just what Obama meant when he called for a national security force “equal in strength to our own armed forces” that pretty much implies nukes, doesn’t it?

    With the loyalty of the regular forces in question and the effectiveness of the cadre of “reformed” gangbangers that would make up the “security force” in doubt, I certainly wouldn’t put it past the “break a few eggs” Marxists to put Houston, Atlanta, Birmingham, or Boise in the cross hairs as an example.

    I also wouldn’t put it past the lickspittle media to defend the action, comparing it to the massive casualties of Lincoln’s war to “restore the union”.

    We can only hope that we are re-living the ’70’s and that there will be a political push-back before the rat-bastards can consolidate that much power. Like that old Russian saying; hope for the best, expect the worst.

  35. 35
    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    In regards to LC teen’s comment @32 :

    In the olc cold war movie, “Red Dawn,” high school kids whose team mascot is the wolverine, form a guerrilla resistance ti invading Russian and Cuban forces. A bit dated but once again eerily valid today.

    I can only hope for the day when more schools across the country resemble yours. I also hope you realize how precious your community and your experience are.

    When the time comes, make sure your actions count and are not merely brave but foolish and ineffective.

    God Bless.

    Jon

    III

  36. 36

    In regards to Bright Eyes’s comment @ 22: Exactly what I said. Why do you think they’re doing this “show trial in New York?
    In regards to Eyas’s comment @ 23:Excellent.
    In regards to Cricket’s comment @ 26: SHTF, they’ll be too busy to worry about “Castle Doctrine”.
    In regards to LC teen’s comment @ 27: Damn that was GOOD!
    In regards to LC Jon Imperial Hunter’s comment @ 29: They are on my blogroll, and I do refer to them frequently.
    In regards to LC teen’s comment @ 31: One would indeed pray.

    TRI-STATES FOREVER!

    Or if you prefer, SUSA!

  37. 37
    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician sez:

    In regards to LC Jon Imperial Hunter’s comment @ 29: They are on my blogroll, and I do refer to them frequently

    I know, Buddy, I’ve read your comments there. I’ve only recently become a regular there (couple months) but I’m in complete agreement with the general thrust of Mike’s philosophy and approach. I’m just trying to reach out here to people who should be naturally attracted to and benefit greatly from the insights and well, just resolve that is so evident there

  38. 38
    M167A1 says:

    In regards to LC Old Dog’s comment @ :
    My wife is the child of hippies, and to boot is a college professor. Fortunately she has a brain and has mostly woken up from the hallucinatory liberal world view. Now she has to keep quiet at work lets she say things like “So how do you expect to pay for all this?” and brand herself a counter revolutionary so something… but I digress..

    I got an unexpected speech from my wife a couple of years ago about how having a gun is just compensating for feeling powerless…. And having one (I have several) seems like more of a problem than a solution.

    About a month later she and a friend were jumped in the park by two dudes who ordered them to get into their van.

    Fortunately our 90 pound dog (The other lady had some kind of ankle-biter dog) thought this was a bad idea and hilarity ensued instead of tragedy. I guess Max (the dog) went nuts, she dropped the leash and Max ended up chasing them into and then back out of their van and then down the road a bit. The police by the way find it easy to apprehend someone when in possession of their vehicle, personal documents etc…

    My point is that you personally are powerless to prevent some things. But you can prepare for them as best you can. I can yell and scream at my elected officials all I want, but I live in the People’s Republic of Washington so they don’t care about a mere prole like me so I must accept that there is only so much I can do in that regard.

    Now having said that I DON’T have to sit and wait for whatever they give me. I an prepare myself as best I can. Here is what I have done, suggestions are welcome.

    1. Financial well being: Pay off your debts. We have only our mortgage now. If things get tight then I don’t have as much to worry about as Mr Master Card down the road dose.
    2. Try and guard your savings, be conservative in your investments and if you are truly worried about an Argentina or Weimar scenario buy some gold. I have been buying some silver coins as well as a little gold.
    3. Make certain you have some ammo to defend yourself with.
    4. Know your neighbors, you gotta sleep sometime and so do they, if people get desperate then you have to stick together.

    Ah hell now I’m just rambeling…

    Back over to you all….

  39. 39
    Sir Guido Cabrone. LC, M.o.P. says:

    LC teen sez:

    In regards to LC HJ Caveman82952’s comment @ :
    There are probably enough firearms between each rottie that we could arm a regiment.

    Considering that more than one of us here could outfit an infantry company… (Although the logistics of the operation would well and truly SUCK if, (hypothetically speaking, of course!), it were me doing it!)

  40. 40
    Sir Guido Cabrone. LC, M.o.P. says:

    On a more serious note. While in the “weapons acquisition phase”, give some thought to what I and my group refer to as “militia rifles”.

    I have one safe nearly dedicated to Mosin Nagant rifles, (six of ’em), along with something over 2000 rounds of ammo for same, along with the attendant web gear, bayonets, stripper clips, etc., just in case I should ever need to arm a neighbor or three. Anyone at all experienced with firearms can learn to run one of them in a matter of minutes, they have sufficient power to stop a charging Cadillac, and they are cheap to obtain if you bide your time and get when the getting is good. (For the four Russians and the Remington, I am in an average of $85 each, the Finn is another matter entirely!) All that is necessary to find them for good price is to haunt the gun shows, have a bit of cash on you, and don’t get distracted by all the neat little gewgaws on the tables. (It also helps if you can get someone that knows the subject to go with you, so you don’t get a rifle with a bore completely shot out or similar problems.)

    If you are currently in a disarmed state, just remember the first rule of gunfighting. Have a gun. Second rule: Know how to use it.

    Even if you come home from the pawn shop or gun show with nothing more than a single shot .410 shotgun, if you take the time to learn what you are doing with it, to aim, fire, reload, and do it again, you are in far better shape than the typical gang banger who can’t manage to connect with a human sized target ten feet away on a regular basis.

    It doesn’t take an M1A of an AR-15 or an AK clone to defend yourself and friends and family. It can be done with anything which extends your reach, along with a willingness to use it.

    Building a stock of food can be done relatively quickly and cheaply by simply buying a couple of extra cans of food each time you go to the store, or a six pack of ramen noodles that you put at the back of the shelf and leave there. Water can be done in the same manner. Buy the gallon jugs of dinking water from Wal-Mart or your local grocery store, and put them in the back of the closet with a black plastic trashbag over them to keep the light out. Rotate them out on a regular basis, by putting them in the refrigerator when they have been there for a year and buy more to replace them with. Even a couple of weeks worth of food and water will put you up on many others.

    Ammunition: Go the Army-Navy surplus store and buy a .50 caliber ammo can.* Once you have your chosen weapon or weapons, any time you are in a store that sells ammunition for it, and you have the extra few bucks, buy a box. Put it in the can when you get home. You will be quite amazed at how quickly that can fills up.

    If you don’t go to garage sales, start. Some of my best deals on survival gear came from garage sales. You just have to keep your eyes open for the possibilities. Also, keep an eye on the closeout aisles at Wal-Mart and Dick’s and such places. Check them as often as possible. I have found survival and “nice-to-have” gear in them for pennies on the dollar.

    And, just for reference, there are six guns that everyone should have in their possession. (in no particular order here)
    A centerfire handgun in a defensive caliber. (at least a .38 Special or .380, preferably a 9mm for ammo availability)
    A 22lr pistol, for practice and foraging. (keeps LOTS of ammo for it)
    A shotgun. (of any action or style), for defense and foraging. 12ga is the cheapest shotgun ammo to buy, keep this in mind when looking.
    A 22lr rifle, of any kind, for practice and foraging, and defense, when necessary, particularly if you are wanting to keep it quiet… :em93:
    A centerfire large capacity rifle, whether semi auto or “Cowboy Assault Rifle” (pistol caliber levergun, esp. if you live in a state where semi may be “problematical”. (e.g. The Democratic People’s Republic Of The Land Of Fruits And Nuts)
    A long range rifle, preferably in either a military caliber or a “bait shop caliber”**, for those times when you just need to reach out and let somebody know you don’t like the way they wear their ball cap.

  41. 41
    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    M167A1 sez:

    Fortunately our 90 pound dog (The other lady had some kind of ankle-biter dog) thought this was a bad idea and hilarity ensued instead of tragedy. I guess Max (the dog) went nuts, she dropped the leash and Max ended up chasing them into and then back out of their van and then down the road a bit. The police by the way find it easy to apprehend someone when in possession of their vehicle, personal documents etc…

    I so fucking love that. Dogs are some of the very best people. Happy outcome that, all around, and a lesson learned in good time that may spare you all down the line.

    Jon

    III

  42. 42
    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord <em>Pao An</em> says:

    #40 Sir Guido Cabrone. LC, M.o.P. sez:

    Water can be done in the same manner. Buy the gallon jugs of drinking water from Wal-Mart or your local grocery store, and put them in the back of the closet with a black plastic trashbag over them to keep the light out. Rotate them out on a regular basis, by putting them in the refrigerator when they have been there for a year and buy more to replace them with.

    I am not going to argue with a single thing you say, but I will note that if you have access to a stream, lake, pond, etc.; it might be easier to keep a number of the white 5 gallon buckets with sealable lids [go to local bakeries and/or the bakery department of grocery stores, they get their icing in bulk in those buckets and will either give them to you or only charge a buck or so] and clean them out and keep them handy. Then keep at least 10 gallons of household bleach on hand. You have to make sure that you avoid cross contamination in the water purifying process, but you have the ability to store more water that way, even if the stuff in the pipes stops coming out. And a single gallon of bleach purifies a whole bunch of water. Some gallon jugs for more portable storage are nice, but this gives you bulk storage capability.

    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An

  43. 43
    LC LOBO says:

    In regards to LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An‘s comment @ :
    Yes, but do find out how much bleach to add to your 1,5,10….gallon containers, too little, you get sick, too much you get sick.

  44. 44
    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    Eight drops per gallon. Or for long term, one part per thousand, close enough. Iodine can also be used in the same proportions but do not let pregnant women drink it. I just went out and bought a good water filter, good down to point two microns.

  45. 45
    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    I still remember our conversation at Ryan’s with great fondness, Guido, over lunch. You hit a lot of this square on the head. As you know, I have handled my needs I would say fairly well, also researching constantly. I chuckled when you described my ’94 Marlin .44 as a cowboy assault weapon. Gotcha’ covered on your list of guns, well, no .22 pistol yet and I’m waitin’ for the Mosin to go back on sale. But as for everything else……. :em04:

  46. 46
    LC TerribleTroy, Imperial Centurion says:

    In regards to LC Jon Imperial Hunter’s comment @ :

    You obviously havent met my DOG…..lil fucker is evul……

  47. 47
    LC hilljohnny says:

    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An sez:

    Then keep at least 10 gallons of household bleach on hand. You have to make sure that you avoid cross contamination in the water purifying process, but you have the ability to store more water that way, even if the stuff in the pipes stops coming out. And a single gallon of bleach purifies a whole bunch of water. Some gallon jugs for more portable storage are nice, but this gives you bulk storage capability.

    when using bleach to purify water remember to wait for it to work. ten drops may not be enough. after treating wait 30 minutes them smell the water. if you can not smell the bleach repeat the dose, wait, sniff. always filter the water first. if nothing else a coffee filter or several layers of tightly woven cloth will help. boiling for at least one minute will work as well. you can make a decent filter with 2liter bottle. cut off bottom put in coffee filter, add activated charcoal then another filter, cover second filter with layer of clean sand then third coffee filter. the charcoal will absorb many toxins, the coffee filters and sand block most parasites. still need to boil or bleach to kill bacteria and viruses. check here for more info.

  48. 48
    Sir Guido Cabrone. LC, M.o.P. says:

    In regards to LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An‘s comment @ :
    Can’t argue with the household bleach theory. My problem now is that I do not have a source of surface water at less than one mile, and what is reasonably accessible is a drainage canal. So I tend to focus on my own immediate situation. As a result, the above is mostly of reference to urban apartment dwellers, which I have sadly become. This will change at the soonest opportunity.

    Thanks for pointing out my omissions!

    As a couple of footnotes on the above long winded post.

    .50 caliber cans are the largest that I consider to be suitable for the long term storage of ready ammo. Mostly because they seriously fucking heavy in a hurry, and, if you must displace on foot, you are gonna have to carry the fucker. Multiple .30cal cans might be a better choice in that situation, since you could put one in a ruck and carry the other. (Or drag it in your little red wagon. (Or hand them from the longitudinal tube of your bicycle.))

    “Bait Shop Calibers” are those which you are likely to find a few boxes of in the average bait shop, but which are not military calibers. Examples of “BSC”s are .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, or .30-30. The advantage of the BSC is that it makes resupply a greater possibility in a bad situation. If you are wandering around with a .338 Lapua Magnum over your shoulder, don’t count on having any more ammo than is stuck in your ruck. If you shoot it up, it’s gone. If you are packing a .270 or .308, your chances of acquiring more BBs are a LOT higher.

  49. 49
    Sir Guido Cabrone. LC, M.o.P. says:

    LC HJ Caveman82952 sez:

    I still remember our conversation at Ryan’s with great fondness, Guido, over lunch. You hit a lot of this square on the head. As you know, I have handled my needs I would say fairly well, also researching constantly. I chuckled when you described my ‘94 Marlin .44 as a cowboy assault weapon. Gotcha’ covered on your list of guns, well, no .22 pistol yet and I’m waitin’ for the Mosin to go back on sale. But as for everything else…….

    I remember it well as well, bro. And that ’94 is a fine weapon, good handling, good power, and decent firepower. (And, hey, if you need to go long with it, just hold on the top of the head, you should be good for connection to 350-400 yards. Low torso hits are not always a bad thing…)

    And you’re in better shape than I am on the rest of the stuff. I just have this major room for storage problem these days, if’n ya know what I mean. I mean, I can store a lot of stuff at the shop, but that’s a few miles away, so’s not what could be termed “readily accessible”…

  50. 50
    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    That’s a bitch not having water closer, Guido. You’re a big guy and all, but having to lug it. I live in town, in the old section, meaning the youngest house here is about sixty years old. Some of these places have wells, but you need power. I don’t. There are several canals around town, but seeing as how the COP fished a body out of one i would be somewhat reluctant to drink it. Hilljohnny made some real good points on water purification. I would probably sieve it through a nylon stocking, paint or coffee filter, boil it and then filter through my bigger filter. Bathing is not so critical in this regard, but you would get a bit gamey after the first month…..got lots to eat here, Bro…..veggies are legal tender in these parts. And if you don’t mind scrapin’ up a coyote off the pavement, you got meat, too. :em01: I just missed one last week in Spunky, woke my ass up right double quick. I would simply hope to remain at home, quet and observant, not bothering anybody and not being a target. My house wouldn’t be the best choice, not when somebody could find themselves facing two shotguns, a couple of rifles and such. You just need fingers on those triggers……were I alone I would grab Mossie…….and maybe a pistol, say a .45. You and yours are always welcome……

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