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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Survivalist or Anti-Government: A new breed emerging

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What is the difference between a survivalist, and a government resister: Is there a separation of the two, or will they at some point converge to create and develop a new entity?

Having been active in the survival field for three decades, I have watched the survival movement grow in small leaps & bounds; and then suddenly explode into mainstream American at an alarming rate. It seems like everybody and their brother are getting ready for something. But there is a lot of paranoia and fear oozing across the electrons of cyberspace. Some of it I completely understand, while others are just pure hogwash.

What’s alarming are the number of people that are posting pictures of themselves on the many social networks, deluging the internet brandishing assault rifles, and hiding their identities behind a mask; yet they are claiming to be “preppers” or “survivalists”, when in fact, the things that they post on internet forums, rarely have anything to do with survivalism.

This movement is literally and figuratively filled with thousands of websites whose only ambitions are to create panic, fear, and then sell you something to ease the suffering and pain. Everything from gold coins to freeze dried food is being hawked by these websites. It’s a multi-million dollar enterprise. Some of the top websites earn thousand of revenue dollars each month through advertising programs, and click-through functions.

But that is a secondary point in this article; the real point of this article, is to explore the reasons that so many people are fearful of the government, and are actively preparing to wage war against it; while seeking out survival training and survival strategies. It doesn’t make sense at all, as the two have absolutely nothing in common with each other.

Lets cut to the chase:

  • It is NOT illegal to hate the government, or make disparaging remarks about the elected leadership.
  • It’s not illegal to join, or start a militia or resistance group.
  • It’s not illegal to stockpile arms and ammunition.
  • It’s not illegal to train with said weapons and a group of like-minded people.

What makes it illegal is when one conspires to actually do something illegal that would cause another person bodily harm—then the actions undertaken have crossed a very well defined law—not to mention the law of common sense as well…

I have emphatically stated time and time again; that if you are truly calling yourself an American Patriot, then fear of the government, and fear of reprisal shouldn’t be in your vocabulary. (sic) There is absolutely no reason for you to be afraid to stand-up for what you believe, and what you hold dear to your heart. There is absolutely no reasons whatsoever for any patriot to hide behind a face-mask in order to remain anonymous. There is also no reason for any patriot to loudly proclaim on YouTube their desire to kill other Americans in a civil uprising.

 

If that is your stance in all of this; then my friend you have already lost the battle before it’s even began !

Give me 1-Million Proud Americans that are not afraid to stand up for what they believe; and I will start the most powerful political party that this country has ever seen. That’s the end result of being a Real American Patriot—the people that are in power, and the elite’s, will have no choice but to understand that the American consciousness has been awakened.

 

But is it necessary to threaten war against these people? Is it necessary to wear a mask and pretend to be vengefully and ideologically opposed to societal control. Then the movement’s ambitions and desires are doomed from the start. The biased words of the media will quickly clutter the real issues that are attempting to be changed. Instead the media, and many of their followers, will be honed-in upon the ”machinegun armed thugs in face masks” trying to create anarchy .

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Inside the survival movement, there exists a sub-culture of dedicated government resisters. Individuals that post violent euphemisms ranting and raving for the extermination of Law Enforcement Officers, Military Service members, and the elected leadership of America government—say nothing about certain appointed officials holding posts in various government agencies.

 

Little of their internet postings are really about survivalism; since they are more inclined to believe that in the finality of things—the government will enslave them, and lock everyone up in Camp FEMA. I’m here to tell you; FEMA can’t even get the National Emergency Alert Broadcast System working correctly—what hope do they have of detaining millions of people!

Many survivalists that I know carry with them the added burden of trying to maintain a very low profile. They go about the business of preparing for “The End” with unconstrained energy. Yet when asked to teach a class—they quickly shrink away from the public spotlight.

I know people that refuse to have a cell-phone, don’t have an internet connection, and pay with cash for everything that they need. They live away from society, and do their very best to stay incognito, as well as under the radar. But at the end of the year they are only to happy to receive the Federal Income Tax refund check, or as some Alaskans do—the annual Dividend Fund check. (Hey—to each their own; but my saying has always been’ “If your gonna’ be a bear—be the baddest bear in the woods—a grizzly bear!) Why are the people that hate the government the most, the first to stick out their hand for a cash payout…

I’ve met some “Holy Rollers” that live their lives in this manner. They have given-up all of their worldly possessions, and settled down to a near Spartan lifestyle awaiting the return of Christ. But when you look at their lives from an outside perspective; here is what you see:

  • Enormous Credit Card debt.
  • Gasoline credit cards that are currently being used to sustain their lifestyle.
  • Shopper loyalty card to get a discount on groceries and fuel
  • Bank accounts where Social Security checks are being deposited.
  • Life and Health insurance premiums that are being paid by mail, or directly withdrawn from the bank account.
  • State issued Driver’s License.
  • State issued License Plates.
  • State issued Vehicle Registrations.
  • Cell-Phone accounts to stay in touch with the kids.
  • And the list goes on, and on, and on…..

Are these people really that paranoid to think that a halfway decent skip-tracer or investigator couldn’t locate them? Even a newbie could find these people in less than 1-hour.

I try to convey to them in the most polite manner that GOD has decreed what would occur during the end times—there is absolutely nothing that they can do about it, an hiding out will not help them one single bit. The only thing that anyone is able to do, is to mitigate the risk to themselves, and to get right with GOD first!

But is the paranoia justified when you arrange certain bits and pieces of information together; probably not. It goes back to the fear mongering that has occurred since the debacle of Y2K. A time when 500-Billion dollars were spent on survival gear and essential equipment. Ever notice how many on-line survival stores are selling cheap imported Chinese survival junk these days? That is the primary reason for all of the fear mongering—Profit.

Having said that—there are however some areas of concern that needs to be address. It boils down to the apathetic crowd of malcontents that have neither the time or inclination to step into the voting booth. These are the “yuppies” of the world that could care less about voting, yet are the first to scream at the top of their lungs when the internet is restricted. A generations of “Gimme Mine” that haven’t paid the price for their liberty, or so-called social freedoms.

 

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It also includes other people of my own age group that don’t vote on issues locally, or on the national level. But they are willing to got to war over the right to own firearms, yet never do anything other than rant and rave on the internet when it comes to political activism.

“Lemme’ see if I got this right; you are willing to lock and load for bear, but you won’t step into the voting booth to make you voice heard FIRST…

 

“Ballots Before Bullets!”; that should be the rally cry…

 

I worries me that so many survivalist have adapted this mindset. That they are willing to abandon their homes, throw away their constitutional rights, and head for the hills at the first sign of trouble. Who will hold the line, if that is the case? Wouldn’t the better plan be to stand-up for what is your belief and rights?

It’s time to remove the mask that you falsely think are hiding you. They really aren’t doing anything for you, other than to attract attention to yourself.

It’s time to STOP being afraid to be an American. It’s time to understand that everyone in this country has a choice, and a say in the way things are done. It’s time to also understand that THIS means getting off the internet and marching downtown to the nearest voting booth—vote these monkeys out of office at both the local, and national levels.

 

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Are You Still Afraid?

 

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I’m Not!

“And I wrote the book on Resistance…”

 

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The Grey-Haired Brigade:

grey_haired_brigadeGrey-Haired Brigade :They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs.  Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire.  Others have been retired for some time. 

We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.  We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. 

Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true.  But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.  Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.  We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.  For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. 

A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.  Yes, we lived those days. We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many.  But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. 

We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam .  We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.  We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield.  We didn't fight for the Socialist States of  America, we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."  We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. 

We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner,  America ,and  America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. 

We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America . Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us.  We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it.

It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.  We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.  There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the socialist Congress.  You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies."  You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. 

You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.  Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse.  With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Cool-Aid.'  Now you're paying the price and complaining about it.  No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. 

This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation.  We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. 

This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.  It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.  We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. 

So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon

Worst Case Scenario: What do you expect?

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Considering all of the preparations that many families are undertaking, there’s not many survivalists out there that are explaining exactly what they are prepping for?

  • 2012 Pole Shift
  • New World Order Scenarios
  • Pacific Ring Of Fire Eruptions
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Meteor Impact
  • Coronal Mass Ejection
  • Alien Invasion
  • Foreign Troop Invasion
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Medical Pandemic
  • Military Coup
  • Suspension Of The Constitution
  • Radiological Event
  • Chemical Event
  • Biological Event
  • Biblical Prophecies
  • Economic Collapse
  • Dwindling Food Supplies
  • Drinking Water Contamination
  • Power Grid Failure
  • Peak Oil Scenario
  • Super Volcanic Eruptions

 

In an effort to better understand the nature of the beast, please take a moment to explain the following:

  1. Why are you “prepping”?
  2. What do you consider the most dangerous threat scenario?
  3. If the US dollar and banking system were to fail today, what steps have you taken to insure your survival?
  4. Are you a “Lone Survivalist” or part of an established survival group?
  5. How many months food supply do you have stockpiled right now?
  6. Are your own concerns more directed towards surviving a natural disaster, or leaning towards prophecy events?
  7. Do you believe in the prophecies as described in “Revelations” of the Holy Bible?
  8. Is your spouse actively involved in your survival planning and strategies?
  9. Is the focus of your “prepping” activities directed towards a pre-event scenario, or sustainability after an event?
  10. Which do you prefer; MRE’s or Freeze Dried?
  11. What are the three things that you spend more money on when it comes to survival preparations?
  12. Do you have long-range radio communications capabilities?
  13. Do you, or anyone in your group/family have a medical background?
  14. Do you believe that the Mayan Prophecies will occur in December 2012?
  15. Do you have a “Safe Area” to evacuate to during a crisis/event?
  16. Which do you prefer; a pump-action shotgun, or semi-auto shotgun?
  17. Do you have an emergency generator at home for back-up power?
  18. Do you know how to wire 12-Volt batteries in series and/or parallel configurations?
  19. How versed are you in primitive survival skills?
  20. How would you protect yourself, and your family; against a chemical attack or chemical accident?
  21. Do you have a radiological monitoring device, such as a Geiger Counter?
  22. If your neighbor down the street were starving, would you feed them?
  23. How many gallons of survival-gasoline/fuels do you have stockpiled, if any?
  24. Do you let other people know that you are “prepping”, or just keep it to yourself?
  25. Do you vote in local and national elections?
  26. Which do you prefer; 7.62x39mm, or 5.56mm?
  27. If you had to “Bug Out” right now and the roads are closed; how would you achieve it?
  28. What do you consider to be the best thing that others can do, in order to prepare themselves?
  29. How would you describe the current economic situation in the United States?
  30. What do you consider to be the worst place in the US to be, in terms if survivability?

 

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Firearms Review: Intratec TEC-9 9mm Handgun

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This old buzz saw has been around for a few years, but sadly the manufacturer stopped building these weapons a few years ago. The TEC-9 is one of the weapons that has been banned by many different states, and a boatload of municipalities. It’s supposed to be the “weapon of choice” for drug-dealers and gang-bangers. Nonetheless, the TEC-9 is a great little handgun that has a purpose in the survival armory.

Getting magazines for the TEC-9 can be a little problem at first, but once a supplier can be found, the money spent is well spent.

The TEC-9 is ideally suited for survival situations; it’s compact size and low weight factors make the TEC-9 up to the task of keeping survivors safe during SHTF scenarios. It fires the standard 9mm round that is common to many other survival weapons. Finding one these days isn’t all to difficult. There are a few still left out there, and their going for about $500.00. Magazines are running about $15 dollars for the 32 round mags, or you can spend a little more money for the 50-round version.

The TEC-9 can be fitted with a barrel extension that gives it more stability while using the two-handed firing stance. Adding the barrel extension adds a little more weight to the gun, but this is offset by the fact that the barrel extension allows for a more “rifle” like feel.

What’s really cool about this little weapons, is the reliability. It will send rounds screaming down-range just as fast as you can pull the trigger. The recoil is slight, but as with any 9mm Luger weapon, the results at the target are pretty impressive.

If you have the chance to add a TEC-9 to your survival armory; it’s worth the cost. Perhaps someday these fine weapons will be viewed for what they really represent, instead of the anti-gunner crap that has demolished the use of this weapon.

 

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