Train In Adverse Conditions

There is more to preparedness than buying a bunch of gear and supplies and stuffing them in a closet. Whether it is bush craft gear, camping gear or self-defense gear you have to practice with it and you have to practice with it in conditions that (excuse my language) suck. Being a little uncomfortable today could save your life, and more importantly, the lives of those God has entrusted to your care, in the future.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Ten Stages Of Genocide

I don’t recall where I saw this on the InterWebz but it caught my eye and I saved it to my tablet and came across it again today… …just about the time I saw this headline:

Justice Department Creating Specialized Unit Focused on Domestic Terrorism Due to Growing Threat of ‘Anti-Authority’ Ideologies

Huh, well where does that play on the ten stages?

Number 6…

So, where are we on the other stages? Here are my thoughts:

    1. Classification (people divided into us and them) – Any nightly news, most every news conference and most movies and TV shows do their level best to draw a certain part of the population as “others” who need to be corrected, cajoled, harassed and moved out of the mainstream.
    2. Symbolization (people are forced to identify themselves as members of the “othered” group ) – VAX Passports are an attempt to do this. To be honest some of us being “othered” for removal from society do a pretty good job of identifying ourselves; MAGA hats, Let’s Go Brandon (LGB) or FJB swag, not to mention anything patriotic, or supporting law enforcement does the trick.
    3. Discrimination (systematic discrimination) – Yup, those not in lock step with the current powers that be are targeted by government agencies such as the IRS, OSHA, or the EPA. Support the wrong candidate or donate to the defense of a young many who crossed the woke mob and you lose your job. Espouse the wrong opinions and financial institutions will refuse to loan you money or provide banking services. The list goes on and on…
    4. Dehumanization (people associate with vermin or disease) – Another yup. Refuse to be a VAX guinea pig and you are a super-spreader responsible for the deaths of those who are VAXed. Listed to the terms used by the media and leftist politicians to describe conservative, patriotic Americans. “Bitter clingers” was the start, “deplorables” made it worse and it has gone downhill since. Domestic terrorist seems to be the current favorite.
    5. Organization (the government creates special groups to enforce policy) – See today’s headline posted above.
    6. Polarization (government propaganda against the group) – Again, yup
    7. Preparation (official actions to remove people) – Not yet, thank God.
    8. Persecution (beginning of murders, theft of property trial massacres) – How many conservatives have been murdered by the left and their supporters over the last few years? A dozen? More? Does it matter if a conservatives property is destroyed?
    9. Extermination – Not yet…
    10. Denial (government denies it committed the crime) – Not applicable at this time

The bottom line is that the groundwork is being laid. The “othering” has begun and if we were not so well armed we would be loading into boxcars already.

So, what do you think? Am I being too sensitive and exaggerating where we stand compared to the list? Sound off in the comments section below.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Resistance – DeSantis Calls For Creation of State Militia

Last week Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed spending an additional $100 million on Florida’s military and defense. The majority of that funding would go towards the Florida National Guard. The funding would add three new National Guard Armories and provide needed maintenance for existing armories. The most controversial aspect of this proposal would provide $35 million to (re)create the Florida State Guard.

The State Guard would be separate from the National Guard and would not fall under the control or influence of the Federal government. State Guard troops could not be called up for national service. In the governor’s own words this force would:

“not [be] encumbered by the federal government,” DeSantis said in a press conference. He said the civilian force would give him “the flexibility and the ability needed to respond to events in our state in the most effective way possible.”

Immediately, The Beast’s propaganda arm (the so-called new media) lost their collective minds and began screeching from the balconies:

WOW: GOP Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis wants to form a personal militia like the “political” leaders in Iraq have. It would be a militia that only answers to him. This is the beginning of a “Red Army” as the GOP prepares for war. Literally.

The fact is that 22 other states, including “deep blue,” communist states like New York, Washington and California, already have such organizations as does US territory Puerto Rico:

Alaska (Alaska State Defense Force, Alaska Naval Militia)
California (California State Military Reserve, California State Military Reserve Naval Support Command)
Connecticut (Connecticut State Militia)
Georgia (Georgia State Defense Force)
Indiana (Indiana Guard Reserve)
Louisiana (Louisiana State Guard)
Maryland (Maryland Defense Force)
Massachusetts (Massachusetts State Defense Force)
Michigan (Michigan Volunteer Defense Force)
Mississippi (Mississippi State Guard)
Missouri (Missouri State Defense Force)
New Mexico (New Mexico State Defense Force)
New York (New York Guard, New York Naval Militia)
Ohio (Ohio Military Reserve, Ohio Naval Militia)
Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico State Guard)
South Carolina (South Carolina State Guard, South Carolina Naval Militia)
Tennessee (Tennessee State Guard)
Texas (Texas State Guard, Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment)
Vermont (Vermont State Guard)
Virginia (Virginia Defense Force)
Washington (Washington State Guard)

Additionally, Florida had a State Guard up until 1947 when it was disbanded for a variety of reasons including budget.

While this is all quite normal and not out of the ordinary in any way. I still recognize Governor DeSantis standing up to federal overreach and establishing an alternative force in the state of Florida. This could become the blueprint for other states (looking at you Oklahoma) to limit federal overreach and mandates related to the National Guard.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Oh, and welcome to the Resistance.

Resistance Update – Oklahoma National Guard

A few weeks ago I published a post about the Governor of Oklahoma standing up to the vaccine mandate issued by the Pentagon, Resistance – Oklahoma National Guard. The Pentagon has responded.

They have officially denied Governor Stitt’s request to rescind the mandate and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also threatened individual Guard members with loss of pay and credit for time served. If members are not fully vaccinated they will not get credit for time served or for training. They will be marked as absent without cause and will not be paid or credited for time spent on duty or in training.

Now we wait and see how the governor responds to this threat.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Oh, and welcome to the Resistance.

Another Call To Resist – Tactical Wisdom

JD over at the Tactical Wisdom blog posted a call to action and I wanted to share parts of it with you here and share some of my thoughts on what he has to say. I encourage everyone to read the whole article, Everyone Is A Fed, over on his site.

He starts out by sharing that anytime he posts an idea on how we should take a stand he gets one of three responses:

    • You must be a Fed.
    • “Have fun hanging out with the Feds.”
    • “Don’t, the Feds will be all over the place.”

I get it. I have been one of those voices as well on occasion and to be honest there is some truth to them. Anyone who believes the events of January 6th were not set up by those who have taken over our nation hasn’t been paying attention.

As JD writes:

The FBI set up the events of January 6th, and the very public arrests to scare you into inaction.

And he’s right.

When parents began to make a stand against what leftist school boards are brainwashing our children with they rolled out power of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (The American STASI) anti-terrorism task forces and tactics to scare them back into submission. They want us to be too afraid to resist.

Some have said that “they” will use our actions to justify tighter controls and restricting and infringing on our rights more than they already are but as he points out the noose will continue to tighten whether we resist or not:

Guess what? The tighter controls are coming either way, so you MIGHT AS WELL resist them in some way. Doing nothing is not winning.

The only way to win this fight is to stand up and…well…fight. If we do not begin to resist we will fail:

Now, I don’t mean take drastic action, I mean do literally ANYTHING. Attend a school board meeting and register your opposition. Counter-Protest (and no, I don’t mean attack the left, I mean protest). Attend a march. Go meet like-minded people. Make your voice heard.

As I have mentioned as well there may be costs to joining The resistance and making your voice heard.  It will be difficult but it will only become more difficult as time goes on.

When people say, “But I can’t lose my job”, I get it; it’s a tough call. But now, they are threatening that job if you refuse to bend the knee. It’s a vaccine today, it will be your social credit score tomorrow. At some point, if we don’t resist in a unified way, you’re going to lose that job anyway, if you don’t completely bow down to their agenda.

If you want to see a good illustration of this point, watch “The Patriot”. Benjamin Martin refused to fight, because he had to provide for his family. He was able to postpone the fight, but the fight still came. And the cost to his family was MORE than if he had fought from the first day.

It’s time to make a decision. Either stand and fight (in Minecraft, FEDS), or stop complaining and accept your masters. It’s really that simple.

Pray on it, discuss it with your family and then decide whether you will stand with us to save our nation or not. To be honest, most will not. From what I have read only about 3% of the population of the colonies that would rebel and become The United States of America were willing to actively participate in resisting the king’s tyranny. For those who decide to stand…

Welcome to the Resistance!

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Make A List And Check It Twice…

No, sweetie this is not about Santa’s list. Nor does it have anything to do with Christmas. This is about resistance.

Time and again I hear of folks on the Left, those siding with the current ruling Junta, talk of “making list of people; people who supported Trump, people who oppose teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) or gender fluidity, etc. Basically, anyone who don’t toe the line should be on a list. Why would they need a list unless they plan something nefarious for those they would place on the list? Some of the plans that have mentioned out loud include reeducation camps, having their children removed, being denied healthcare, facing higher taxes, and even violent attack or murder.

The latest news of enemy list making comes out of Scottsdale, Arizona where a leftist school board president was compiling lists of parents who opposed his leftist plans for indoctrinating their children. He not only collected names of the opposition he began compiling dossiers on them including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Numbers, addresses, and marital status. He also began stalking and spying on them taking photos of them and their children.

Fellow blogger Divemedic described the activities of the man and his parents this way:

Local apparatchiks are doing what communists always do- they are making lists of the enemies of communism so, when they are finally let off the chain, they know who to target.

There is also a link in there if you are unfamiliar with the situation.

Divemedic goes on to encourage members of The Resistance to begin making thier own lists:

Keep your own lists. Know who the enemy is before things get sporty.

As abhorrent as the idea may seem, we need to be doing exactly this. This is part of what Sam Culper of Forward Observer refers to as an area study. Which is, in essence, increasing your understanding of the threats, challenges and opportunities in your area. Why would we want to do this? In Sam’s own words it is to:

Increase your situational understanding, make better decisions, and reduce your uncertainty about the future.

Sam and his company teach classes on how to prepare an area study and they even have a video on the subject posted on YouTubes:

I encourage you to watch the video or sign up for a class and begin your own area study.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Welcome to the Resistance.

Prepare For The Resistance

In previous posts we have talked about how an unelected cabal of bankers, technocrats, bureaucrats and their pet politicians are trying to seize control of our nation and subvert the principles on which it was founded. Michael Yon has termed them collectively as The Beast. They are ignoring the legal constraints placed on them by the US Constitution and the body of law that this nation is founded on. Some, including myself, believe that they have already succeeded in gaining control of the levers of government. We have also discussed how it is time to stand up and resist those tyrants.

If we are to resist we need to prepare for what is ahead. We need to toughen up, be smarter and be more resilient. Because no matter whether we resist or not this nation is in for some tough times.

Toughen Up

As the old saying goes:

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.”

Well folks, we have been weak and the hard times are here. It is time to start getting strong.

If we can’t put down the beer and chips to get up and change the channel on the television how will we change this nation? We need to get up off the couch and start exercising. We need to get as strong as we can physically. We need to start lugging heavy packs through the woods or around the town. We need to be able to hike or march to get to where we need to be even if the transportation infrastructure collapses. Get in shape and get stronger physically.

No matter how strong a man is, if he doesn’t have the will he can accomplish nothing. Conversely, even the weakest of men will succeed if they have the right attitude. So we need to get our heads in the game and start to toughen up mentally. The tough times ahead will be more than a minor inconvenience. We need to find a way to wrap our heads around what our forefather had to deal with to build this nation our of an untamed wilderness and get back to that mindset.

The Beast and its minions will attack our beliefs, religious and secular. They will belittle them (and us). They will discriminate against us for them. They will physically attack us for them. If our faith is not strong enough we will fall away and The Beast will win. So, we must strengthen ourselves spiritually as well so our faith can carry us through the dark times to come.

Toughening up physically, mentally and spiritually are the most important preparations we can make.

Be Smarter

If improving our physical, mental and spiritual strength are the most important ways we can prepare for The Resistance, skills come a close second. We need to be smarter than our opponents who consider themselves our superiors. We need to learn new and critical skills including how to protect our privacy and how to fight. Learn first aid. Learn about online privacy. Learn about off-grid communications. Learn how to fight. Not just how to shoot but how to fight and protect those you love with or without a firearm.

Be More Resilient

The more we depend on goods and services that can disappear based on the will of The Beast then we cannot resist. We need to prepare to be more resilient to disruptions in the food supply and the supply of critical goods. We need to prepare for disruptions in critical infrastructure including power and water. We need to be prepared to weather the tough financial storms that they can unleash. We also need to go without critical services including our own security. Many parts of the country are already dealing with this. Current policy of those who have usurped this nation are driving down the number of police officers and reducing their willingness to respond to violent situations. The same is happening with fire, EMS and even hospitals. I read an article just the other day about a young boy who watched his father die of a heart attack because their local EMS could not respond in time due to local COVID mandates.

If you plan to join The Resistance, it’s time to get started preparing for what is to come.

Even if you don’t plan to join the resistance, you need to prepare as well. Tough times and tyrants don’t discriminate. If you are not one of the elite, you are expendable all “for the greater good” of course…

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Resistance – Oroville, California

In a 6-1 vote the northern California city of Oroville has declared itself a sanctuary city from state and Federal government overreach. Modeled on declaration in Beast controlled San Francisco passed to block executive orders by President Trump, the city will not enforce “any executive orders issued by the state of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights.

There was concern in passing the resolution that the city could lose some of all of the Federal funding it receives. City attorney, Scott Huber, said that would be very unlikely especially since no Federal funding has yet been denied to cities and states who have declared themselves “sanctuary” with regard to Federal immigration laws.

It is heartening to see The Resistance gaining strength but there is a tremendous amount of work to be done to win our nation back.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Welcome to the Resistance.

Resistance – Oklahoma National Guard

Here is an interesting situation that could define the course of the nation moving forward.

The Governor of Oklahoma Kevin Stitt (R) removed the state’s adjutant general, who had directed troops to comply with the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate. He then replaced him with a new commanding general who issued an order allowing guard to skip the vaccine no repercussions unless they are put on Federal duty.

So, we have an interesting situation. The National Guard reports to the state governors unless they are called up for Federal duty and are acting within the orders of their senior commanders to skip the vaccine. Punishing troops for following lawful order by superior officers could be a very sticky and dangerous legal precedent. One could also argue that un-vaxed troops do not meet the requirements for Federal duty and cannot, therefore, be activated or forced to be vaxed. I am not an attorney, I am definitely not a expert in military legal matters nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

However, there must be some validity to these arguments because one defense department insider was quoted as threatening stating:

…if the Oklahoma National Guard doesn’t comply with COVID vaccine requirements, they will no longer be “maintaining national recognition,” thus, state will no longer have a Nat Guard, but rather a militia…

Several states including Texas already maintain a state militia separate from the state’s National Guard units, however, funding will become an interesting question should the Oklahoma National Guard be excluded from the National Guard. The federal government foots the entire bill for Guard units when they are called to active, Federal duty. If the state governor activates them for an operation, the state foots the bill. However, peacetime training and equipment costs are split between the state and Federal levels. Is Oklahoma prepared to foot the entire bill? Would the Junta-backed Pentagon try and take possession of planes, tanks, weapons and other equipment provided to the Guard units? What would happen if they tried?

This is a very interesting act of resistance…and we’ll keep an eye out for additional updates.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Oh, and welcome to the Resistance.