Friday, July 17, 2009


Don't think you can hack being a 3 percenter, a Oath Keeper, a Patriot with your 350lb fat ass keeping your beer mug from spilling while waving your wii around.


J. Croft

20 Questions
If your spouse ran into the room and said her brother - a state trooper - just called to warn that raids under the new Federal assault weapons/domestic terrorism laws were beginning tonight:

1) Would you flee, assuming that you believed yourself to be "a person of interest"?

2) Whether your decision was to flee or to stand, what would your spouse and children do?

3) What would you and your family use as money and travel documents?

4) Would you have an adequate bag or two suitably packed and ready to go for each "fugitive"?

5) Would you have all medical necessities addressed for you and your family (e.g., teeth, immunizations, mitigation of any preexisting conditions, adequate supplies of maintenance drugs, etc.)?

6) What about three-season (fall/winter/spring) clothing for you and each family member?

7) What would you use for transportation?

8) What would you use to refuel your transportation?

9) Where would you go?

10) By what route(s)?

11) Upon arrival, where would you stay and for how long?

12) What would you use for communications (both receive and transmit)?

13) What would you tell your employer?

14) What would you tell your neighbors?

15) What would you tell your friends and family?

16) What would you use to buy what you need while in flight (fuel, food, transport, bribes, etc.)?

17) How would you alter your and your family's physical appearances while in flight?

18) Who would be your allies trustworthy enough to guard your life and the lives of your family?

19) How would you contact your allies?

20) What are your three alternate plans for each of the preceding questions?

Anonymous said...
I would tell my wife to leave with the children for wherever she wants to go, get my gear, and go after THEM. I'm sick of this runnin' crap.

March 31, 2009 2:49 PM
Anonymous said...
1. Don't go anywhere, just use the things that you have already prepared. If you had any intelligent brain material at all, you would have had a way to defend yourself, a months worth of food and water and a network of friends that you can call on that would be willing to ambush the traitors before they ever get near your home.

March 31, 2009 4:13 PM
pops1911 said...
Good list - it requires much thought now if not already done. When you realize you need to know the answers, it may be too late - plan ahead for the coming problems & contingencies.

March 31, 2009 7:26 PM
Anonymous said...
I wouldn't run. I'd rather stand and the death if need be. I've already told my family, if this sort of thing ever comes to pass..get out of the house and away from the neighborhood. My only hope is that my neighbors will help out by catching the invaders in a cross fire...and I think they would.

March 31, 2009 8:59 PM
Anonymous said...
I would go directly to my psychiatrist's office as I clearly have been listening too long to the tinfoil hats.

I'm not saying they aren't out to get you, and won't come for you at some point, but don't you have plenty of other shit to worry about?

March 31, 2009 9:25 PM
streetdog said...
What did our Founding Fathers do after Paul Revere and William Dawes spread the alarm? I suspect that most thoughtful patriots who visit this website already have a good idea how they are going to react. May God save our Republic!

March 31, 2009 10:35 PM
Anonymous said...
"If your spouse ran into the room and said her brother - a state trooper - just called to warn that raids under the new Federal assault weapons/domestic terrorism laws were beginning tonight:"

I think that we'd know far in advance - this thing simply would have to be too big to hide, esp. when a lot of people in all branches of government are on our side (even if they aren't making the decisions). IOW, I think that this particular premise is a bit flawed...

...though the general question of "what will you do if..." needs to be answered by each individual or small group, and done so in a thoughtful and realistic manner. In that sense, this is an excellent post. It gets everyone to thinking...and the more that lots of people begin to formulate responses, whether they post them or not (such as "I'm going hunting" and the like), the less likely it is that such responses will be necessary (which is, I believe, the whole point of this and similar posts here and elsewhere - they are the rattlesnake shaking his tail for all he's worth, telling the world to leave him the F alone, OR ELSE).

March 31, 2009 10:39 PM
Anonymous said...

Your kidding, right?

What would you do if it were a bunch of chinese invading and taking your weapons?

What is the difference in enemies foreign or domestic?

April 1, 2009 1:32 AM
Concerned American said...
There is "flee" and then there is "flee".

Defending fixed positions gets you dead, especially with (tactically) inferior numbers and assets.

A lot of good folks are going to die learning that lesson.

April 1, 2009 1:36 AM
Anonymous said...
There's always Hit & Run Tactics.

Your main party continueson to safe havens that have been agreed to beforehand.
As the Men make some Pain. Then Pull back and wait & Hit again.
Will create intimidation.
Why? Your pursuers will not know when you are gonna strike at them next, or from where.
Will slow them down.

April 1, 2009 1:59 AM
Anonymous said...
Well, this house to house raiding isn't going to happen. Too many kooks like myself around, and the lessons of places like Stalingrad to dwell upon for military/police locked in to any grand conspiracy.
One, cops are more patriotic than most. They won't abide by this kind of nonsense. Second, many nations have overthrown dictators without any arms in public possession. The Romanians took them from the army and police, and as soon as they saw the furry of the masses the army and police went in to hidding. What is best to remember is that doing nothing is the worst thing possible. Gun owners should organize large armed protests and put some fear back in to the system, some respect for the worker bees is what's needed by these damn politicans.

April 1, 2009 6:42 AM
Anonymous said...
Well, this house to house raiding isn't going to happen. Too many kooks like myself around, and the lessons of places like Stalingrad to dwell upon for military/police locked in to any grand conspiracy.
One, cops are more patriotic than most. They won't abide by this kind of nonsense. Second, many nations have overthrown dictators without any arms in public possession. The Romanians took them from the army and police, and as soon as they saw the furry of the masses the army and police went in to hidding. What is best to remember is that doing nothing is the worst thing possible. Gun owners should organize large armed protests and put some fear back in to the system, some respect for the worker bees is what's needed by these politicans.

April 1, 2009 6:44 AM
Anonymous said...
Yea, what's the difference between foreign invaders or domestic traitors? Treason is treason, and Invasion is invasion. Who cares what they say they are doing. UN troops from Canada just helping out with the domestic problems? Or, part of a plan for treason?
The British sent some poor smucks to disarm some tribal folks in Afganistan recently and guess what, they all got killed. Fact is, the last ones were holding out pictures of their familys begging for their lives when they got shot.
Seems that disarming the natives was reconsidered after that incident. Go figure.

April 1, 2009 6:51 AM
Anonymous said...
Concerned American, there are worse things than death. Like flee, you hide, I will fight.

April 1, 2009 2:02 PM
Concerned American said...
Dying in place at the address the FedGov has for you is neither brave nor patriotic.

"Flee" simply means not being where your 4473s show as your home.

There's going to be enough unpleasantness w/o freedom-loving folks signing up to die unnecessarily.

April 1, 2009 5:50 PM
Anonymous said...
And when you get tired of running? What then? Do you then choose to stand? With all respect, it appears you are not as fed up with all of this mess as I. I was born here, I am old, tired and angry and I will not flee from any tyrranical gov., foreign or domestic. Just as David of old, I will go to meet the enemy and there it will be done. It is not about bravery or patriotism, it is about being fed up with being tread on. I will say no more concerning this matter.

April 1, 2009 10:29 PM
Ya Basta said...
I think Waco showed pretty clearly what happens to small armed groups that stand and fight. The good souls at Waco won the first day. They let the ATF agents retreat. The next day fed goons came back with reinforcements and a tank. Members of MOVE in Philadelphia were winning their standoff before the PD used a helicopter to drop a bomb on them. For all practical purposes, the State possesses unlimited resources.

Maneuver is key to any civilian resistance. Guerrillas don't fight from fortresses, they shoot and move, winning the sympathy of non-combatants and exhausting their larger, more cumbersome adversaries.

April 2, 2009 2:59 AM
Concerned American said...
In addition, if people understood Boyd's Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop, they would understand that not only does the OpFor not have the resources to hit all places simultaneously, but they also do not have the ability to react when folks think faster that they can.

Hit 'em where they (the pointy-end of the spear) ain't.

Again, people who are freedom-minded need to get out of the "it's my castle and I will defend it" mode.

April 2, 2009 4:37 AM
Anonymous said...
I just stumbled upon this article through Steve Quayle's website and find your discussion very interesting. Having been in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past 6 years, literally. I only go home for 2 weeks every 4 months. I found an author who clearly understands guerilla and insurgent warfare. His name is Poole. He has authored several books on ht subject. Start with "The Last Hundred yards" to find his works on Amazon. They are all well worth the read and to keep for reference. Best of luck to anyone who decides to stand and fight!

April 2, 2009 8:42 AM
Anonymous said...
I'm an old single gay man. I don't have to worry about kids or women.

Gee, kinda of an exciting question. I mean, been victimized all my life by the system anyways.

Well, I've been preparing for this kind of blantant treason. I mean the writting been on the wall for a while now.

Cached some stuff in the highways and byways. Left a map for a special person in case I die. I've prepared with food, and am building a bunker, just in case. Hey, I don't have the hassles of the rest of you. I do what I want.

I sold a few guns to a previously dead guy, so technically I don't own but a couple.

So, you say some old flame calls and warns me these idiots are making a go at treason in the open?
What do I do, what do I do?

Well, I'm gonna go and get the guns I own and say goodby to them.
Here ya go Mr. Traitor. I never really wanted them anyways. I just got them because I'm old and afraid. It's a such a relief to finally not have to worry about all those guns on the street. Bye, bye now, look out for the IED's.

Afterwards, well, I'm going shopping. I'd sure like to get my hands on a new XM29, and how else is that going to happen. Thanks for bringing one to my neighborhood. It makes shopping so much easier.

Any ideas when the shopping might start? The sooner the better as far as I'm concerned. I don't want to die before all the fun starts.

April 2, 2009 1:21 PM
Anonymous said...
You guys are kidding yourselves if you think it’s going to play out in any of the scenarios described. The comparison with Afghanistan is completely bogus. The Afghans have been at war forever, they live in a tribal society, are heavily armed and prepared to fight, and have just about nothing to lose except a life spent in poverty and misery. This country is full of pampered and deluded people who don’t want to lose their HDTV’s and Starbuck’s frappucinos.

If the government wants your guns they’ll first create a pretext by staging a false-flag terrorist op or creating some other kind of “national emergency.” Gun owners will be marginalized as a threat that must be neutralized for the “good of the country.” They’ll announce a grace period for everyone to turn in their guns to be followed by the imposition of a draconian penalty.

They may even claim it is going to be temporary and guns will be returned after the emergency. They may go through the charade of inventorying your weapons and giving you documents with which to reclaim them “after the emergency is over.” That’s all it will take for most people to turn in their guns. Let’s not forget that the media has been demonizing guns and gun ownership for decades now, and there are millions of your countrymen who think you’re a dangerous wacko for even owning a gun.

Those hold outs left with guns will then be part of a very small minority that is perceived as a threat to the country (after all, since you didn’t obey the law you’re now a “criminal”), requiring good “patriotic” Americans to turn them in to the authorities, with the understanding that they will be rewarded, while if it is discovered they knew and didn’t report it they will also suffer a draconian punishment. That mother-in-law, cousin, brother-in-law, uncle, neighbor, etc, that doesn’t like you or your politics won’t even need the incentive of a reward to turn you in.

If they think it is still necessary at this point, when it looks like they’ve got all they’re going to get this way, they’ll pick someplace where there are a lot of registered gun owners (remember, they’re going to have records that allow them to estimate the hold out ratio), or some community that has been vocal about opposing confiscation, and stage a sweep there. They’ll give everyone an opportunity to surrender their guns and then go in using full military force. Anyone who resists in any way will be exterminated. After that, all except the most hardcore diehards will turn in their weapons.

As far as running goes, run to where, with what, living how? This country is already locked down tighter than a drum. In the kind of scenario we’re talking about you’re going to need special ID’s. People will be told to be suspicious of people paying in cash, and especially of anyone using gold or silver, and people from out of town. You have children –then why aren’t they in school? Work places will be required to report people who don’t show up for work and people seeking employment. If you join a group somewhere you’ll be even easier to identify and eliminate, ‘cause at this point they’ll be taking out “militant groups” with predator drones. You won’t last a week on the run unless you can get out of the country and are prepared to live abroad.

Virtually no one with a family is going to fight. You fight and your family is dead. That leaves old people and young singles. Maybe a few old couples will go down together fighting, and a few single males with romantic notions of glory or nothing to lose. Let’s not forget that not one person resisted turning in their guns in the aftermath of Katrina, and the same logic that rationalized that will rationalize cooperation during a national confiscation –that it will be temporary, only until the emergency is passed, and it’s not worth dying for.

April 3, 2009 4:13 PM
Anonymous said...
When people start dropping like flies.... that is when the confiscation would start. I am amazed that adding 2 + 2 seems to yield 6 today.

If you bother to add all the clues into a single formulation, it is not required that a rocket scientist interpret the data. The wording of congressional bills, the preparations of national groups such as FEMA etc..., the preparedness of "vaccines" to epidemics which have not even happened with, to the impossibly accidental contamination of flu vaccines with h5n1 bird flu (a level 2 or 3 bio-hazard material).... I said "impossibly accidental" since flu vaccines are not produced in a bio-hazard lab handling such lethally dangerous viruses to begin with, let alone the same room designed specifically to prevent viral or bacterial escape from the room! DUH!

Understand please, that all concerned know full well that the number of gun owners in the US FAR outnumbers the combined personnel of BOTH the police and all branches of the armed services combined. In fact, we have more gun owners in the US than the standing army of CHINA! If one out of 10 managed to hit 1 aggressor, they would run out of troops long before the US ran out of gun owners.

Simple fact.

Now, they also know that a determined effort by a small percentage of those would crush opposition, even considering force multipliers, such as helis, planes, tanks, APC's, and drones.

Too many people would initially "shop around", as some people have already hinted. There is also to be considered the stated movements of military and police personel, which would defect to the cause of the citizens, and bring their own supplies....

To be blunt, not even a stupid and arrogant aggressor would try such facing what is evident, unless they believe that there would be no cohesion to the forces opposed. Which, from what I have seen from all the hillbilly mentality (watch your own back, let everyone else fend for themselves garbage), might actually be the case.

If that time ever comes, quite simply you must stand united, or die separately. A house divided against itself cannot (and will not) stand.

I personally hope that time never comes within my lifetime, but I do know that such mentalities as what have been cooking up these schemes are cold and completely ruthless.

United, 5% of the population took on a much larger, much better equipped and trained fighting force, and won.

We became a nation united then, hopefully we can remain one now.

April 4, 2009 11:49 AM
Anonymous said...
"United, 5% of the population took on a much larger, much better equipped and trained fighting force, and won."

This is mythology, not history. There is no comparison between the situation then and now. We had significant material support from France, who was at war with Britain. Most importantly, both sides had roughly the same weapons capabilities.

There's not going to be any militia fought revolution in this country that is anything like the revolutionary war. All you need to do to see what's going to happen is look at Gaza and Iraq. There are no battles with US or Israeli forces that don't result in annihilation for the enemy. That's why the other side uses rockets and IEDs and suicide bombers.

If you want to talk about the military being on our side, yeah, that's a different equation. But I think you're underestimating the kind of demonization process that's going to take place before anything like this happens, and the controlling infrastructure. This isn't going to happen tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Think Globally, Act Locally: 20 More Questions on "Let's Win"

Victor Davis Hanson lays out the overall tactical situation here. Sample section below, but do read the whole thing:

...Stimulus, Stimulus and Not a Drop…

A “stimulus” of nearly a trillion dollars was proposed, without which we were told, unemployment would skyrocket and credit would tighten further. Six months later — unemployment having risen even higher than the administration’s forecast would have been the case had their stimulus package not been implemented — now the same proponents of massive borrowing demand a second stimulus to accomplish what the first ’successful’ borrowing apparently did not. If you fail, then try the same thing to fail even bigger the second time — while calling for more success to follow the earlier success?

The Larger Agenda

Note here I mean something quite different from the accustomed notion of “accomplish.” You see, I think the point was never much to build more bike paths on borrowed money or just bail out GM, but rather more to reengineer the tax code, as part of a grander vision of creating a new equality of result in America.

Soon we will all end up after each April 15 about making the same, driving the same sort of cars and using the same sort of mass transit, living in about the same sorts of houses, and having about the same sorts of “”they will take care of it for me” philosophies — all overseen by brilliant, but highly ranked and exempt Platonic Guardians who suffer on our behalf as they jet and limo at breakneck speed ensuring our welfare.

Gorging “the Beast”

We are beginning to sense the debate is not about “stimulus” (politicians did not even read the various bills that they rammed through and care little about the fiscal impact from them). Rather, we are witnessing an inversion of Reagan’s sort of playing chicken, once called “starve the beast” (which I thought was a wrong notion), a philosophy of cutting taxes to cut revenue to starve the federal government’s excessive spending in the face of spiraling deficits.

Under Obama’s “gorge the beast” version, America will simply write so many bounced checks, run up such an enormous $10 trillion debt, that taxes will have to rise on “them” — and wasn’t this really the point of it all anyway: to “spread the wealth around” and “never let a crisis go to waste”? Since new programs never shrink, but, like Johnson grass, grow with impunity, and since Democrats, even more so than wasteful Republicans, don’t worry about deficits, taxes must escalate to avoid catastrophe.

The Bad Guys

Ponder a simple fact: The Obama administration is dispersing income lavishly to those who do not pay taxes and it will have to be paid for by those who do. For all the talk of that awful percentile who make over $200,000, this administration has not distinguished the hyper-rich 1% that make untold money (e.g., the Buffets, Soroses, Turners, Gateses, Kerrys, Gores, etc.), from the much more demonized, larger 5% of the population whose income does not come from investments and insider influence and deal-making, but rather from providing more tangible goods and services — the family doctor, the plumbing contractor, the small lumber company owner, the car dealer, the local family-held insurance company, the airline pilot, the car-leasing firm, the patent attorney, etc.

“Their Fair Share”

Last fall we heard that this percentile was unpatriotic, did not wish to spread the wealth around, and had made off like bandits under Bush. But the fact is, to quote Mayor Gavin Newsome’s ‘like it or not’, they are precisely those who decide most dynamically whether to hire, fire, expand, contract, buy/sell goods, etc.

And the results of the Obama war against them are threefold: 1) in major key states, the productive minority’s state income taxes will near or exceed 10%; their federal rates will go to 40%; the abolition of caps on FICA will ensure 15% plus of most their income will go for new Medicare and Social Security bites; and they may well be eligible for a newly proposed punitive health-care surcharge tax of 4-6%.

Add It Up

1) If one were to add all that up (forget rises in sales taxes, inheritance taxes, luxury taxes, etc.), then one can get to 70% of one’s income. So right this minute, the electrical contractor is thinking:

‘I made $412,000 last year due to Saturday jobs, overtime, risky bidding, gambles on new equipment, and new lines of credit, but under Obama I will pay maybe $50-80,000 more of my income to the government. In other words the cost of, say, hiring two more entry-level electricians, or the cost of outfitting an entire new van with boom and equipment, or what I cleared every Saturday last year — all that will go to the government.”

Ripples of Doubt

And that means rippling throughout this key sector of the economy — even before these taxes have been enacted — are hesitation, stasis, and ultimately constriction — at first for psychological reasons, soon confirmed by the actual facts of less money. In short, very bright people will be thinking how to hide income, how to barter, how to slow down and not produce goods and services, rather than blast full speed ahead and enrich angry others.

A Certain Paranoia

2) Do not discount again the psychological element. This putative electrical contractor also knows that after handing over his profits to the new government, and delaying or ending his plans for enlargement, he will not be praised, but continually demonized (I scanned CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and NBC the other evening, and all the stories had a common theme: the “rich” (yes, you see, ACME Electric is now about the equivalent to AIG and Citibank) will have to pay their “fair share” for all sorts of “overdue” necessities: cap-and-trade, nationalized health care, education grants and freebies, and new social programs.

You Owe Us

So our electrician senses that despite his newfound, sizable contribution to the public good, he will a) not be thanked but only further ridiculed; b) see his money diverted from his own wise use of it, to anonymous agencies’ liberal expenditures of it: the money will not be just lost, but invested in things that will make things worse, not better, through subsidies of failed programs and the destruction of incentives; c) see that the world under Obama is now unfair in Orwellian fashion: the Citibanks and AIGs, in Robert Rubin fashion, are so well connected to both parties that they will suffer little for their mistakes; the Ivy-League and Washington technocratic class that is to run all this is happy with its government perks and does not think new taxes and compliance apply to themselves (cf. Dodd, Rangel, Geithner, Daschle, Murtha, etc.).

You Never Needed All That Anyway

3) Finally the now chastised and ossified electrician will begin to see that his new truck, his boat, his vacation home, all these are somehow immoral in carbon, political, cultural, racial, and social terms. And he senses that others, who do not pay any income taxes (approaching 50% of the population), see themselves at war with him: the more he pays in taxes, the more others see that his compliance with such new burdens is proof of what he “really” owed all the time, and a sign that he can pay even more next round...

Vandam gives us the strategic outlook here; money graf:

...The great principle of America is that free people pursue their interests freely and the government attends only to the irreducible commonalities. That has already been eroded to the point where Americans, one way or another, stand in line in the government cafeteria. This presidency is adding bars to the windows even as it sucks the air out of the room. It’s going to be a dreadful experience. It will be everything that the most self-loathing of Americans have long wanted but didn’t have the initiative to emigrate to Cuba and get it straight up for themselves...

We also know what the price was to crack the national government's will in a much more virile America, circa 1968. By the end of that year, 36,152 American troops had been killed in the Vietnam conflict. That fact led to a change in the national government, which in turn sued its opponents for peace.

Goethe has supplied an operational concept.

So let's ask another "20 Questions", using the following assumptions:

- Two of the three branches of the Federal Government, along with most of their constituent agencies and bureaucracies, have been captured by totalitarian statists who routinely violate the limitations on their power expressly required by the US Constitution/Bill of Rights;

- The so-called "opposition party" is only marginally less statist than the incumbents, and in fact sponsored many of the most egregiously unconstitutional programs when they last held power;

- State and local governments are so financially dependent on Federal transfer payments that they are de facto mere departments of the national government, rather than the separate sovereigns envisioned by the Founding Fathers; and

- All rational prognoses are for the situation to grow worse with each passing quarter for the foreseeable future.

1) Do you know, if you deem such actions to be both moral and necessary, which targets in your area-- both materiel and otherwise -- you would select for political action?

2) Do you have the means (i.e., the tools and materials) needed to engage each of those targets successfully?

3) Do you have the skill sets and mindset needed to engage each of those targets successfully?

4) Do you have the operational support needed to engage each of those targets successfully?

5) Having engaged those targets in your area successfully, do you have the

- means,
- skill sets,
- mindset, and
- operational support

to evade investigation, capture, interrogation, and sentencing, so as to be capable of future missions against different targets in your area or elsewhere?

6) Do you have the means and skill sets to properly and safely exploit your successful missions for maximum propaganda value via YouTube and other media?

7) Do you have the resources to help others execute steps 1-6 in your area without compromising your own operational ability?

8) Do you have the ability to relocate successfully to other parts of the country as part of your post-mission exfiltration/recovery period?

9) Do you have the funds and personal items (essential medicines, etc.) that you would need if you suddenly had to relocate?

10) Do you have viable forms of alternate identification?

11) If you have alternative identification, do you know how reliable it is?

12) Do you have Spandoflage headwear as part of your mission kit?

13) Do you have viable gloves that will be usable in tactical situations yet unobtrusive during both your ingress and egress?

14) What steps -- in detail -- have you taken to avoid the standard crime scene rule that "everyone leaves evidence behind, while at the same time takes evidence away"?

15) Have you been dedicated in your physical training?

16) Have you considered the very-close-work operational utility of a snubnose .38 revolver with a dehorned hammer?

17) Have you considered the close-work operational utility of the rifled slug (12 or 20 gauge) fired from a short-barreled shotgun?

18) Have you considered all of the wonderful ways that modern statist technology is vulnerable to the creative application of force/friction/heat/cold/electrical current/water, both as a standalone event and as a triggering event for a subsequent response?

19) Are you morally squared-away for what you are about to do?

20) Have you practiced your tactics and skills so that you have a realistic assessment of your own strengths and weaknesses, and have your plans been modified in light of that assessment?

Special bonus question:

21) Do you understand that, with the millions upon millions of vulnerable, unarmed, government-paid collaborators and Quislings at the local, state, and Federal levels, let alone all of the government-owned property in every jurisdiction of this huge country just aching for traditional American political action, one of your biggest problems (after the initial decision and commitment, of course) will be in focusing your efforts so as to achieve maximum effect with minimal exposure to you?

Audentes fortuna iuvat.
Anonymous said...
We are very close to the brink now. I truly hope folks have their affairs in order.

July 15, 2009 6:15 PM
Anonymous said...
outstanding....need to get this onto flyers and get it disseminated into the public

July 15, 2009 6:43 PM
Atlas Shrug said...
Very good stuff.

With more "mainstream" folks like VDH writing such things, more shreds of figurative clothing are stripped from this evil emperor.

Of note in this vein. I was layed up sick yesterday and heard lots of radio, including Limbaugh and Levin. Both of these guys were pointing out very clearly that the Obama regime is doing and getting exactly what it wants, while the obvious failures in doing what it says are not enough to slow things down.

No, they don't go to the next step and talk about what needs to be done to stop this (although Levin gets closer). However, the talk is getting out there and may be laying some groundwork to help many make some connections on their own....

Keep your powder dry,


Feedback on "20 More Questions": Accomplices and Collaborators

Got a call from a friend who was offended by question #21 in our recent "20 More Questions" piece:

21) Do you understand that, with the millions upon millions of vulnerable, unarmed, government-paid collaborators and Quislings at the local, state, and Federal levels, let alone all of the government-owned property in every jurisdiction of this huge country just aching for traditional American political action, one of your biggest problems (after the initial decision and commitment, of course) will be in focusing your efforts so as to achieve maximum effect with minimal exposure to you?

At issue was the implication that every single employee -- armed and unarmed - of the combined local/state/Federal Leviathan was a legitimate recipient of political action, however each individual American defines that activity.

Here's the thing -- every last one of those government employees is subordinate to you, the individual American citizen -- at least according to one of our system's central articles of faith.

In cold reality, compared to private-sector workers and business owners (who, not coincidentally, pay the taxes that feed and house each government parasite's family), they are your betters -- more pay, better benefits, greater job security, shorter hours, more vacation, and much better retirement plans.

In short, all government workers know that you, the American taxpayer, are subordinate to each and every one of them -- from the newest-hired Motor Vehicles drone to the tenured government schoolteacher to the uniformed police officer who just pulled you over for a local revenue opportunity....uh, I guess they still call them "speeding tickets".

And before any readers get their knickers in a twist -- yes, there are dedicated government workers who go above and beyond the call of duty...

And still enjoy better benefits and better retirement perquisites, along with more vacation, than their private-sector peers in equivalent positions.

But that's not the real reason why all government employees should face the wrath of free Americans.

The real reason is much more simple: each civil servant is a cog in Leviathan's machine.

As Vanderboegh pointed out the other day, if you want to break a windmill -- simply throw a wooden shoe into its mechanism.

Ergo, if you want to hobble Leviathan, simply provide creative incentives for the cogs to absent themselves.

If a cog doesn't report to its proper place, the tyrant's infernal machine will grind on, but nearby cogs will notice the absence.

If several cogs no longer are in their assigned positions within the mechanism, the machinery will start creak and shudder.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

And make no mistake: each and every one of those cogs in every government agency chooses every single work day to climb into his or her cubicle and serve the omnivorous beast Government, because doing so is in each cog's best interests.

Engaging Government successfully therefore simply requires a new calculus of self-interest to be created and effectively disseminated to the governing hordes. As Solzhenitsyn said in the The Gulag Archipelago:

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

So don't fret about Leviathan's civil service whores. They've already made their choices, and each has elected to make a career from leeching off the productivity of their former fellow citizens.

So be it.

It's now time for all freedom-lovers to make their choices.

Submission -- or action.

Your call.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.
Anonymous said...
Of course, most work for the government directly or indirectly. They have a desire to meet Solzhenitsyn in person, yearning for his gulag.
Of course, Solzhenitsyn is dead.

July 17, 2009 5:20 AM
chris horton said...
Best one yet. And exactly what I've been thinking of late.

Saturday, July 18, 2009
Several outraged reactions have been posted thus far to this piece discussing the vulnerability of government workers to political action by freedom-lovers.

Read all of the comments, but a few things need emphasis:

1) Oath-Keepers: I was an early supporter of this fine organization founded by Stewart Rhodes earlier this year, both in this space and elsewhere. Unlike many, I traveled (along with Mike Vanderboegh) to Lexington Green on April 19th, renewed my oath, and participated in the Oath-Keepers' truly inspiring event. I applaud every single Oath-Keeper's commitment to personal freedom, political liberty, and the restoration of the American Republic. I commend all Oath-Keepers for their unwavering commitment to The Ten Orders We Will Not Obey, and I will stand and fight besides the good men and women of that organization, do or die.

But remember Admiral Stockdale's Paradox?

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”

The most brutal facts of our current reality are as I posted in comment reply last night:

Re Oath Keepers:

Presumably, every Oath Keeper who is honest will acknowledge that:

a) they are paid via taxes collected through the threat of force from American citizens;

b) as such, they are, by definition, subordinate to the people that pay them, both by virtue of who is actually the productive party in the taxpayer/tax parasite relationship and by virtue of the guiding principles of the American Republic (see comment above);

c) all of the current and former oathtakers since 1916 or so have failed in their duty to defend the Constitution from domestic enemies such as Wilson, FDR, Truman, LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and the Kenyan, along with the respective Congresses from 1916 forward; and

d) they are well overdue in actually doing something (other than talking) about reversing that abysmal 93-year record of failure in actual, effective oath-keeping.

Re Anon and his point re target ID, amen. I do not truly believe that every .gov employee is my enemy.

But boys and girls, it is no-shit well past time for those men and women of good faith within government to start linking up with the Resistance and getting as much info and materiel out to the freedom team as possible. Every day that you folks sit on the sideline, the more each of you is tarred forever more with the indelible fecal smear of Comrades Soetero, Pelosi, and Reid.

Maybe I should have titled the essay "Collaborator, Quisling, or Undercover Operative? Time to Choose".

Know my rules?

1) The man or woman shooting besides me at the enemy is my friend;

2) The man or woman shooting AT me (or helping others shoot at me) is my enemy; and

3) Anyone not in groups 1 or 2 (unless they are feeding me information/materiel/other logistics support) is, at best, a high security risk.

Make sense?

Now, to be honest, in the light of day, I regret that reply.

More specifically, I regret that I left the philandering Jack Kennedy off the list of American Presidents who have successfully violated the Constitutional limits on their power, based upon his undeclared wars in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs and in a little place called Vietnam.

Everything else stands.

Note that I said nothing derogatory whatsoever about Stewart's organization.


What I did say is the simple and bitter truth -- that since 1916 straight through today, everyone who has taken an oath to protect and defend the United States Constitution and its express limitations on Federal power has failed completely in their oath-bound duty.


Myself included.

Has failed.


Anyone who doubts that painful fact need only look to today's Leviathan, comparing the scope and scale of the combined Federal/state/local apparatus to the minimalist structure mandated by the Constitution.

If you need any additional proof, run your copy of the fundamental human rights enshrined and "guaranteed" by the Bill of Rights against the everyday and unaccountable actions of Leviathan's agents everywhere across this country.

If you have the courage and the intellectual honesty to do so, you'll weep. I know I have, on multiple occasions.

I've wept for what has been lost, and I have also wept for how few men and women in today's America are willing to do what it will take to stop the totalitarian bastards who continue, even as I write, to use all of their energy and all of their power to eradicate the country and the principles in and by which I was raised.

So what to do when you get knocked on your tail?

You get up and do whatever it takes, by any means necessary, to

- stop the enemy, including his allies, accomplices, collaborators, and Quislings;

- reverse his gains;

- destroy his fighting ability; and

- hold any surviving enemy forces fully accountable for their actions.

So, my fellow oathtakers and Oath-Keepers, let's get busy. We've got 93 years of defeats to avenge.


2) Fundamental Principles: The next part of my comments was inspired by the late Bill Hicks, a brilliant comic who performed, flamed out, and died in the Nineties. His advice to marketers and advertisers in the following video segment is my advice to every government worker, be it at the Federal, state, local, or tribal level, who does not understand the following basic principles:

a) You live off the tax dollars stolen by force from every productive non-government worker, business owner, and saver in this country; and

b) As a government worker in the American system, you are, by definition, subordinate to your true bosses -- the taxpaying non-governmental American citizen. As long as you remain as a government worker -- from new hire, all the way up to President of the United States -- you remain, regardless of rank or job description, subordinate to every single taxpaying non-governmental American citizen.

I know that there are many (most?) government workers who understand, accept, and even celebrate these fundamental principles of the dying American Republic. For those of you in the audience who do not, I commend to you the same actions as Bill Hicks suggests for marketers and advertisers in this video clip (caution: harsh language):

Really -- I am not kidding. Do it now.

And you're welcome for the advice.

3) "Terrorist Organization": A commenter called the essay "a sure fire recipe for failure for your "freedom team" since it will be considered a terrorist org. by anyone except radical Atlas Shrugs toting anarchists."

Well, chiefie, everyone's entitled to his opinion. My opinion is that everyone who comes to this site is already pinged for special treatment as a thoughtcriminal. Rather than deal with that fact and acting accordingly, you and your ilk are wasting precious time trying to figure out how to be nice to statists so that they won't hurt you.

Guess what? Leviathan will eat you too.

So sorry.

And besides, I'll bet you haven't even read Atlas Shrugged. You should -- it might clean some of the mush from your skull.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009



My encounter with the King of Pop, Rock and Soul-days after his reported death!

J. Croft

I met Michael Jackson, in Flint, Michigan. Today-and that’s no lie. I was walking down the sidewalk minding my own business, hoping I didn’t get jumped by some cracked out gangbanger or meet up with a pack of wild dogs. Flint’s nasty. Whole neighborhoods abandoned. No jobs. No businesses, about. There are places you just don’t go to, and I was taking a route around one of those when I saw him.

Michael Jackson.

Naw, that’s crazy. He’s dead-but there he was! He wasn’t wearing any of those sequined band leader outfits, or have that glove but it was him with that overly touched up pixie nose, straightened out hair, bleached skin-shuffling about. Either someone went through a lot of trouble to look like 50 year old Michael Jackson… which given Flint’s zombie economy is a whole lot more improbable… or… or media reports of him dead are not so true after all.

Now, I know, I know: everyone’s reporting that the Moonwalker is dead and probably awaiting his second autopsy. Seems his doctor gave him Demerol and some other medicines that obviously didn’t do him any good. Then Michael turns, like he’s expecting me.

“Sup.” I say.

“What’s going on?” Down to that soft, sweet soprano voice! This can’t be! What’s Michael Jackson doing kicking it in Flint, Michigan?!

…Hell with it, I’m bored-I’ll play along…

“So, what are you doing in Flint?

“I live here now.”

“Why?” Yeah-why aren’t you on your comeback tour? Or is this your strategy; fake your death, gain all your dignity back after your “death” and then come back and stage the ultimate comeback tour?!

“Now I know what your thinking but, yeah, all us dead celebrities are hiding out in these industrial ghost towns. Last place anyone will look.

“So is Farrah Fawcett here?”

“No. Sorry. That guy who did the Oxyclean commercials is dead too-bumped his head too hard landing, died later-just like that… who was that-Natasha Richardson.”

“No shit!” Damn, he died too!

“Yeah. He’s going to Cleveland. Ed McMahon there as well, says with the US government killing off the auto industry there should be plenty of ghost towns sprouting up. Nobody would think of looking for their passed away idols where they’d more likely find themselves dead. I’d stay out of that neighborhood over there if I were you.” And MJ points at the neighborhood I was staying the hell away from in the first place: though about all of Flint is like the proverbial gas station restroom.

“Okay” I laugh, “this is pretty good-tasteless as all hell but this is funny. Dude, I gotta give props to the effort you put into your getup.”

“Dude I ain’t playing. In fact I’m waiting for Elvis Presley to roll up.”

I put my hand to my forehead, shake. This is getting ridiculous-but wait, there’s more:

“We gonna hit some bars, hang with some dudes, get drunk-y’know. Shit I couldn’t do when I was living. Man… my dad messed me up! I know a lot of people wished they were me, had my talent… okay had my talent, but damn! You know what its like to have your childhood totally denied to you, worked 12 hours a day singing, performing?!, You wind up overcompensating?! The shit my old man did to us…” I couldn’t tell whether Michael was more angry or sad. Or at least this Michael; it’s not like I’m going to believe Michael used a body double to fake his death or resurrect like The Crow.

Then this shit gets even more surreal.

Elvis Presley does show up… okay someone who could pull off a mean Elvis impersonation… rolls up in a 76 Cougar, just a bit dirty on the outside, lived in quite well inside; cracked leather seats, ashtray full of butts, a growing stack of empty liquor bottles in the back floorboards. The other King had a bit of growth of gray streaked beard framing a craggy, well worn face, and cigarette dangling from his lips like he didn’t give a fuck about it. Not like an Elvis impersonator at home out of his character, but Elvis if he’s spent the past decade in Flint hanging low. Just the most contemptible look in his eyes he casts about this whole sorry ass town I got no ideal why I’m at.

“Is that really-“

“Yep. That’s the King.”

“Damn.” Two dead music icons in a few minutes-who else is gonna roll by?

“What’s really going on here?”

“Look” Michael said. He had the look of someone who had a LOT to say; “there’s some things we have to talk about.”

“You sure you’re not some impersonator? Cuz they got treatment for-”

“-Damn we don’t got time for this! The country’s going down the fucking tube and you of all people are jacking around with me! The whole country used to bust on me for those… charges and now I’m dead they all worshipping me!”

Elvis stops, gets out. No he wasn’t in his gay white karate suit but he was still fat in an old man way. He had a bottle of Thunderbird in one hand too, oversized t-shirt to hide the gut, cargo pants. Wouldn’t know he was Elvis Presley.

“How y’all doing?” Dude certainly had that Elvis Presley drawl though. Certainly had that Flint ghetto attitude along with it. Just rough-it was quite the dichotomy.

“O-kay.” I managed.

“Flint’s pretty fucked up ain’t it?”

“Well, I’m expecting the History Channel to show up anytime, start filming season two of Life After People.”

“That’s a good one there, J” Michael laughed. So did Elvis. It wasn’t a mirthful laugh…

Elvis gets a little closer. He wasn’t a happy dead celebrity either. “That bullshit’s propaganda they put out, conditioning, to get you out of your survival instinct as the goddamn inbreeds you write about kill us off. Like your blog by the way.

“You read all that?”

Elvis takes a swig, adorably contemptuous about laws against public intoxication“…You see what they did to my adopted town; fucking corporations got everyone dependent on them for jobs making cars more fucked up year after year. Now those jobs are gone because the government makes making shit in this country economically impossible so the place is a shithole. Fucking eugenics! They’re killing us off! You watch dude, they’re going to use the carbon taxes, that cap and trade bullshit, to regulate us, steal from us until we starve and freeze us to death. Or fight-and you know those 300lb sacks of diabetic fat can only shoot their mouths off. Those tin badge gods gonna have a good time killing those fools off.. Not to mention all the lethal so-called vaccines they going to make us take at fucking gunpoint!”

I don’t remember Elvis cursing like this. Or talking like this. He definitely had gone native living in Flint, but his politics… he must be on

Elvis patted his belly: “Still got my .45.” Elvis turns to Michael “y’know you get to have dudes impersonate you now.”

“Watch half of them are pedophiles…” something in Michael was coming to the surface…”Croft, you know what its like to be called a child rapist? Yeah, I had children over, for sleepovers, to be friends with. I didn’t have a chance to develop like a normal person, I was fucking Michael Jackson! Fucking King of Pop, Rock and Soul! You know what its like being famous? Everyone’s out to get a piece of you; and if they can’t leech off you they’ll sue you or get you in trouble, just to get something through the court. You know I am MU’FUCKING GLAD I’M DEAD!”

“Amen to that.” Flint Elvis took a swig, holds it out to me. I take the T-bird in hand take a swig: something about cheap, high powered wine. So ghetto-but I suppose going ghetto’s a great way for Elvis Aaron Presley to blend in, go incognito. I hand it off to Michael Jackson and the dude started belting that shit!

“Damn I hope you’re getting me another one.”

“Sorry.” Michael hands the alcohol back to Elvis “I needed that. Anyway, what we need to tell you J is this: you gotta tell people to stop grieving over me so much, or let the media whip them into grieving me like I was the second coming.”

“Only one King of Kings.” Elvis added. “Meanwhile those congress-cocksuckers just passed a 1300 page bill, gonna make the whole country into fucking Flint, Michigan.”

“And you know that other cocksucker, Obama, is going to sign it with his Indonesian commie ass.” And I didn’t know Michael Jackson could talk like that either. “People are going to lose what jobs they got. They’re going to become government inspectors and make themselves and everyone around them even more miserable than they already is going into their homes and writing fines. Call free speech “cyberbullying”, put you under federal charges-you better watch your ass J, they’re going to be after you when that bill’s signed.”

“I could throw the fucker at someone and hurt em’” Elvis was good at butting in. “I got my .45 and a double barrel when I’m rolling through town-you know how Flint is.” I got the M1 Garand with armor piercing rounds when the tin badge gods bust down my door looking for guns.”

“Well, why don’t you two do something about it?” Reasonable enough question, the two are/were rich and powerful. Did they still have control of their fortunes or did they have to give that up to go incognito-wait, now I’m believing this bullshit…

“Dude we’s dead.”(I’m still going along with this shit) “Even when we was alive we couldn’t do much of anything. Both of us were watched, all the time. We had handlers and agents and managers and executives who made certain we said the right things at the right time. Wind up like JFK if we tried the ol’ frontal assault trying to tell the truth y’know? Price of fame.”

“Wasn’t really worth it thinking back about it” Elvis said. He kills the T-bird in a mighty swig and chucks the empty bottle against a collapsing house, taking out one of the last intact window panes with a crash. Nobody was around to say anything. “In my time I wouldn’t be able to bust out a window-I’d been arrested… well, I’d have to get out of it. But our point: you need to tell everyone that Michael’s death and the media cult of worship set up for him is distracting from what’s really important-the traitors in the government finishing off this country.”

Michael turns to me. “People has got to stop letting themselves get their brains zonked out watching TV all night. Ain’t nothing on there but lies and distractions-like me. They has got to stop buying bullshit they ain’t going to use again and prepare for this fall!”

“The fall? What happens in the fall?”

Elvis chortled “you think shits fucked up now, you wait until the insurance market collapses, the commercial real estate bubble collapses, the quad-whatever dollar derivatives market collapses, hyperinflation sets in as those federal reserve motherfuckers finish off the dollar bailing themselves off and buying everything that’s left.”

“Gonna be some pissed off people” I said.

It was Michael’s turn to preach to the choir(me, not you-you need to hear this): “About fucking time. Without the TV-and me to worship-maybe they’ll finally pay attention to what their public servants . You ask us why don’t we do something about this shit? Why don’t the American People stop sopping up American Idol and the lies on the so-called news channels, and the hundred goddamn cop shows and look, see how things are. Maybe it’s too late-to turn things around-but it’s not too late to get together, prepare and find ways to survive what’s coming. Having control of a few out of the way towns with local power sources and a good mix of agriculture and light industry-but all that you already spelled out in your writings.”

“People don’t read.”

“People do.” Michael was looking at me, hoping to spark something. “J man, people gots to fight for what’s theirs. The same people who promoted me to virtual godhood are using my death to distract people from them finishing looting the country. And if America falls, if her People don’t arise and wrench themselves from the beast and it’s government, culture and economy and begin to reclaim their minds, souls, lives and government they will die. Die of starvation when this time next year unemployment’s at 50%, or fighting in the Middle East because of oil, or from a vaccine, or a government issued bullet for protesting, or just because some bully cop wants to up his arrest record.”

“I’ll say this; your politics are sure different from when you were alive-this ain’t some ‘we are the world’ shit.”

“Naw, we are the world-but we let others run it. This is our world. We should run it, decide how to live, have clean technology and whatnot. Instead we let others run it while we wait for the weekend ball game. Look where it’s got us. I’m dead. You’re in Flint.”

“Well so are you two. I’ll give it my best. It’s all I can do I suppose. So, where you going again? I could use a night out”

Michael started for Elvis’ vintage Cougar-too bad he was riding that thing into the ground, that thing needed a restoration job bad…

“Sorry-this a dead celebrity thing only. Besides you got this vision to write down. Don’t forget to include links to your other articles, so people can begin to figure out what the hell we’re talking about.”

I watch the two get in. Elvis starting up the engine-man that was a sweet rumble from that V8, Michael slouching down lighting up… a JOINT?!!. “You think they can handle that much reading?”

Elvis shrugged. “I got to believe they can. Hey Mike pass me that joint, man-you ready to get tore the fuck up tonight?”

“Hell yeah! Later J.”

I waved, watching them fly down the street just racing that old Cougar through this town of boarded up buildings, crackheads, and shit just all over the place. I wondered if those that read this can understand that this was a parable-using media deified entertainers against their creators in a blow for Freedom.

I wonder if they can understand that and take the next step, which is stop living their lives through other people’s fantasy designed to make them impotent but for going to work for not even 5% of the fruits of their labor-the corporation they work for keeping the benefits. That 5% the US government is angling to take more than half of that. Two percent left-and every salami slice tax, corporate fee, interest payment, what have you is squeezed out of them.

What’s left? Lint? And grey hairs?

There’s a better way, but your first and hardest goal is to have that epiphany that about everything you’ve been told is a lie. That the new god you are to worship, Michael Jackson-who just the previous week was the butt of a whole cottage industry of pedophile jokes-is but another distraction for you to keep your eyes off the ball. That ball being the cap and trade bill about to be passed through the Senate. Call your senator. You have two of them and you need to express your outrage that they’d try and vote on a 1300 page bill they got only a single copy of for the entire Congress and were given like, ten minutes to read. That’s how the nazi-ass “patriot” acts were rammed through-prewritten-right after 9/11. Wake up already.

And do some reading. You got a steep enough learning curve. Go HERE:

















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