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Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Functional Resistance

There is a post at Western Rifle Shooters Assn. called the Big Delusion that asks the question: What is to be done after the collapse? This is a question that has long vexed those in the liberty/patriot community. We know how to survive. We know how to fight. We know how to make it rough on those who would enslave us. But, do we know how to win? Are we even concerned about winning?


There are those focused solely on survival, but I have always wondered what was the point of survival if one emerges from the bunker with no allies and no one left to understand the purpose of one's survival. To survive only to exist in a state of slavery to a totalitarian regime, is survival, but is it worth it? For me, the answer has always been no. I would rather go out in the first wave if liberty is not to be found at the end.


The fact is, those who are either focused on liberty or see themselves as a patriot to the Constitution, have no plan to reestablish the principles of liberty in the post-collapse America. Probably the best idea out there is to establish redoubts, or zones of liberty mutually defended during the collapse that at least for themselves ensures liberty in small enclaves. But, then what?


These redoubts exist as small, defensible zones of liberty for those who have defended them and while the inhabitants remain within these zones, they will enjoy a degree of liberty unknown in the rest of the altered US, but as such they will become the focus of those who come to power in the post-collapse America. To the new masters, these liberty-minded nuts must be stomped out wherever they exist as they will always be a threat to their power. So, another round of survival is needed, but this time against an empowered and unapologetic foe.


To me, there has always been a need for a strong voice to emanate from those redoubts in the congealing stage of the new power base that threatens to emerge. To allow that reorganization to take place in the absence of a strident voice for the cause of liberty is to accept an endless state of survival and conflict. The problem is, one must defend the redoubt and in doing so is unable to exert influence beyond it.


The issue is one of mindset. A defensive mindset is needed to survive the bad times, but being unable to toggle to an offensive mindset is to ensure a dwindling resistance with ever fewer supplies and ever fewer allies. That is not a winning strategy. So knowing when to switch mindsets is critical. Will we know when and will we be able to launch an offensive at the crucial moment?


The Constitution has always relied on people of integrity. Since integrity does not exist in government today, the Constitution does not exist. We live under some sort of Anti-American America. There is a self-loathing that has been created among the populace that has resulted in a desire to self-destruct. Illegal immigration is a method of self-destruction. Importing Islamic Jihadists is another form. A government that does not respect or even recognize the very document that gives it power is another form of self-destruction. A nation so dedicated to its own annihilation cannot long be deterred.


The US is in debt, it is politically and morally bankrupt. It is considering all manner of actions against its citizens and their cash in order to reform itself into a dictatorship (perhaps this has already taken place, though it seeks more recognition of this fact). A few more corrupt elections and it will be able to step out from under the veil of deceit and move openly and deliberately as a dictatorship.


I would like to say there would be initial resistance to this open acknowledgement of what it has become, but I have seen no sign that such resistance will arise from the cowed and timid population of the US. The one thing I do know is that the US is weak, because it does not have the support of the people and it knows it. Half of the population want to devolve into some sort of socialist paradise, destroy the military and live in harmony with nature. The other half want to watch TV until they die. There is no stomach for a fight for liberty.


Now, when we think of the situation we are in, we must recognize that other nations are taking note and also seek that post-collapse turmoil that would provide them with their opportunity to finally conquer the West. We don't even know against whom we should rebel. Would it be against the dictatorship? The Russians? The ISIS Caliphate? A rising leftist movement, the mirror image of the patriot movement?


The point is, without being able to assemble ourselves into a counter-movement capable of rising in that moment as a force to be accommodated or annihilated, liberty does not stand a chance. Without liberty, Christianity does not stand a chance. Without liberty our posterity does not stand a chance. The closer we come to the collapse, the more we will need to overcome our own internal divisions and coalesce as a functional resistance.

10 comments:

  1. Who cares what half the people want one way or another or how they think life should be lead now or in the future? The reality of how we are all going to be forced to live is going to be so very different from today 90% of this tree hugging, Feminist, multi-cult, immigration BS will be totally moot anyway.

    The US Borders have been wide open since day one for the most part. People came here from wherever and only a small percentage of them were accounted for or went through official channels. We didn't have millions of S. Americans or Somalis or whatever because those people were unprepared to survive in this climate without assistance. The real problem is unlimited government spending and eventually one way or another that has to come to an end. When it does it's a whole new ball game but until it does the only thing Patriots and those who love the Constitution can do is defend every inch of ground they can and hold on. It's a matter of attrition and will at this point with no resources available for anything else.

    When the unlimited debt stops this madness stops and the environment that is toxic to freedom, liberty and Christianity stops. The catch 22 is that every welfare immigrant they let, every new tax they pass, every social engineering rule they make brings us closer to the end of their reign. We only have to wait em out and hold as much as we can.


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  2. Read a book called Freedom's Sons by H. A. Covington.

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  3. Mr. Davis, Only an actual crisis will cause the "cohesive consensus " you advocate. Even then nothing short of a mass die off the population, mass starvation, a world war , or a foreign power in the streets, will bring the "doom porn" "uprising" envisioned by the "patriot movement". No matter what happens, everything else is a fantasy. Because that is what "restoring the Constitution" and "Restoring Christian America" or "restoring the Republic" are. A fantasy. This is what the end of empire looks like, and if history teaches us anything , it teaches that NONE OF US will live to see what comes next.

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  4. I've always said establishing Freedom Community's is always just a step in the direction of Freedom for the US...The problem is getting people to even establish small communities...

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  6. Christ, Himself, may have the answer.

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  7. Think about how long communist have been actively at work in America undermining our culture and how many avenues they have pursued and used to accomplish their goals. How many Americans have been duped to aid them over the decades ? These tactics are what the patriot movement would have to adopt to attempt to counter them and then it would take how many decades ? Can you see the average prepper/survivalist/militia member/tea party person saying "hey lets go do some street theater for awhile, then get some music or cinema celebrities to join us, then get some of our guys elected to office and then get some more into the education system. It will only take about 50 years and we will have someone positioned to put in the White House then we can really get this show rolling." The realization that most of us would never live long enough to see the results of our labor, is what inspires the "let it burn" crowd at WRSA and other so-called III% sites. They want to see SHTF in their lifetime from the same myopic view that Adolph Hitler held. I suspect the agenda and motives of all who want to light the fuse and see them as not much different than their communist brethren as both sides have delusions they will somehow survive and be made First Commissar of All That is Good. There are no short-cuts to hopefully restoring the Republic and the rule of law in America. Identifying and getting the right people into public office, law enforcement, media and education are the only way of having an America in which our grand-children can hope to experience the life we grew up in. Any other course will leave this country as a piles of ashes and decomposing bodies and what will you rebuild from that ? Three percent of nothing , is still nothing.

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  8. Sir, you state that "Without liberty, Christianity does not stand a chance. Without liberty our posterity does not stand a chance."

    Our previously free nation was born some years afterward out of the reformation and great awakening I would suggest. Christ comes prior to freedom individually and nationally. Always has, always will. This is a hard lesson of the Old Testament. No God, no freedom. Back to God, back to freedom. And the cycle continues even unto today.

    I would gently add that your disbelief is evident as well. Christ does not need your or my freedom for His followers to continue. Get your nose back in your bible and your fanny back in Sunday study please sir. Evidently you and your own disbelief are part of the problem.

    (ok - not so gently but no nice way to say it is there?)

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    1. You are like a lot of people who comment on this blog, you find one line out of a 800 word post and make a big issue of it, when you should just understand the message of the whole thing.

      Having said that, you didn't say anything except what I was saying, you just bring the idea that I am not a believer into it. I don't know why. My point was simply that in order for Christianity to flourish, it needs liberty. While Christianity might survive a totalitarian clampdown as it occurs in China and Korea and certainly Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and other Muslim nations, The purpose of being a Christian is to bring more to the faith, ensuring that they have the liberty to hear and spread the message is important to that goal.

      Am I right? Or are you completely insane?

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