15 October 2009
"In re U.S. vs. Olofson"
When I began this letter some days ago, I was pleased to hear at the time that the subject of my first letter to you back in May -- the case of that friend of mine whose life was threatened by your employees -- was thought to be shortly coming to a safe, legal resolution. It was expected then that the ATF would have to throw one or two perjured employees under the bus, the agency was going to have to change the way they do business and that your department would have to pay a bunch of money to people you would rather not.
Still, I thought then, if we all get out of it alive that's more than some of your employees had cooked up before your intervention. That's a good thing.
However, while I still thank you for your hands-on response, I learned today that my optimism may have been premature. This is extremely unfortunate, for as I have said before, there will be no more free Wacos.
This is doubly discouraging coming on the heels of the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the final appeal of David Olofson, the Wisconsin father of three whose malfunctioning semi-automatic rifle was used against him by your employee, ATF Agent Jody Keeku, to attack and imprison an innocent man under color of law.
There are two things about this case that bode future evil. First, there is now no legal way out for anyone who has a malfunctioning semi-auto rifle. Can they legally take it to a gunsmith to have it fixed? What is to prevent anyone with such a broken weapon from going to jail at the lowliest ATF agent's whim?
Here’s what folks are having trouble digesting:
- By your department's failure to restrain Keeku's outrageous conduct in returning the weapon to the ATF Testing Branch after it had been found by them NOT TO BE A MACHINEGUN but simply a malfunctioning semiauto rifle, with the demand that they retest it until they came to her opinion;
- By the trial judge's refusal to allow defense experts to even examine the weapon; and
- By the appellate court's blind refusal to allow a new trial based on these and other prosecutorial misdeeds,
the Federal government -- that's you, Eric, as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer -- has put every owner of a semi-auto rifle on notice that they cannot count on the protections of the rule of law.
Secondly, and even more dangerously, if we can no longer count on a fair trial in a case of obvious ATF misconduct, then rationally, we have no reasonable expectation of a fair trial at all. In that case, we then are faced, when approached by any law enforcement officer attempting to enforce any gun law, with a Hobson’s choice:
- Submit, and be railroaded unfairly into prison, or
- Resist, and endure not only the personal consequences of that defiance, but also the likely consequences of a regional or even national conflagration.
As Attorney General and loyal servant of the President, you will, of course, dispute our conclusions. But Eric – only a fool would deny these unintended consequences of this patently unfair case. You are not a fool. As such, you need not believe that we are correct in our conclusions, but make no mistake -- WE believe we are correct, and are thus adjusting our options accordingly.
This practical reality, added on top of your department's previous misadventures going back to Ruby Ridge and Waco (and the subsequent successful cover-ups), make inadvertent violence, even accidental civil war, ever more likely.
Look, I'm not a leader of any organization. I'm just an Internet scribbler who sees things more clearly than most. It happens that a number of folks agree with me. Yet, on a good day my blog gets only about 5,500 hits. In Internet terms that's miniscule. Chump change. But I have had certain experiences in dealing with out-of-control government agencies over the past 16 years which gives me insights into possible futures, most of which scare the crap out of me and ought to scare the crap out of you, too.
Back in the Nineties, my friend and New Mexico militia leader Bob Wright learned that the ATF planned a raid on some innocents in his area. He asked the FBI Special Agent in Charge to meet him and when he arrived at the appointed place Bob opened with these words:
"You know, back in the Sixties, the left in this country advanced the opinion that if the people who actually fought the wars could sit down and talk things over, there wouldn't be any wars . . . We're here to test that theory."
I write to you today with the same desire to avoid conflict, and precisely because the threat of accidental causation is there, I will speak as bluntly to you now as Bob did then to the FBI. We do not have time for faux politeness and insincere pretense. For we are potentially, thanks to your employees and their reputation over the past twenty or more years, on the brink of a spasm of violence unlike anything this country has ever seen.
If they are worth what you are paying them, your analysts must be telling you how dangerous is the mood in this country right now. And if their reports are not reaching you, then certainly the monthly tallies of firearm and ammunition sales are.
This march towards the abyss did not happen overnight, and it will not go away of itself. Smart, capable people are looking at the world around them, and here is what they see:
- The suppurating wound of Waco and its aftermath is still festering;
- The prospects for armed government misadventure (be it ATF, FBI, DHS, or any of the other hordes of armed Federal agents stalking the land) growing day by day;
- The increasing realization on our side that the “Waco rules” (i.e., “kill as many witnesses to government malfeasance as possible, indict and convict any survivors, and obstruct any attempts at independent investigation”) still obtain;
- By the recycling of former Clinton Administration officials in the current Administration, the present Federal law enforcement mechanisms remain staffed by people who believe, as they did in the Nineties, that they can do anything we can't physically stop them from doing; and
- Unprecedented levels of electronic surveillance, both within and without the traditonal Constitutional restraints against governmental overreach, being directed against all American citizens, especially who those dare to criticise Leviathan government.
Eric, it doesn't take a social scientist to understand that things are quickly going to get out of hand unless somebody pulls back from the brink.
Not to put too fine a point on it, Eric, but that somebody is you. YOU are the nation’s highest-ranking law enorcement official. YOU must restrain your employees from illegal actions. YOU must get a handle on not only out-of-control agencies like the ATF, but the entire panoply of Federal law enforcement agencies. And, most importantly, YOU must reassure us that you will return these agencies to the rule of law and the constitutional restraints that the Founders put in place.
You must understand that as firearms owners we are done backing up. For 75 years, since the National Firearms Act of 1934, the federal government has encroached upon our tradional rights to liberty and property and each time we backed up, grumbling.
It is YOU who need to consider backing YOUR employees out of OUR faces.
Almost a month ago, I wrote this on my blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars:
Today I read some internal ATF documents that cannot be publicized for now, yet they convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt that the agency is as rogue at this moment as it ever was.
The failure of successive administrations of both parties to rein in these armed bureaucrats can only lead to deadly, bloody misadventure which will trigger a murderous spasm unlike anything yet seen in this country's long history of periodic civil strife.
The thing is, once started, the regime will find it almost impossible to stop on any terms besides their own unconditional surrender as they would be fighting an enraged but dispersed network insurgency. It is likely that after a few weeks of such blood-letting, the administration will be unable to find anybody left alive with sufficient influence among the insurgents with whom they can negotiate an end to the horror. The fact of the matter is that they would have done their best to kill the folks they would need to stop what they started.
And they will want to stop it, oh, yes, out of concern for their own miserable hides if nothing else.
For they will have provoked a conflict that will not be directed at the war-fighters, the grunts, even those in the outnumbered federal police, but rather at the war-makers, i.e. themselves.
In this they have only Bill Clinton to blame. When the Philanderer in Chief, frustrated with Serbian intransigence in 1999, changed the rules of engagement to include the political leadership, news media and the intellectual underpinnings of his enemy's war effort, he accidentally filed suit under the Law of Unintended Consequences. The Serbians knuckled under, yes. But the rest of the world took note, including us. I assure you, the appeal to the higher court of history in that case has yet to be decided.
These awful thoughts, Eric, were not only provoked by the ATF documents, as bad as they were, but also by the current popularity in government circles of "decapitation strategies." Indeed, it was the original warnings about my friend, borne out in these documents, that convinced me that the ATF, an alleged "law enforcement" agency, was interested in their own decapitation strategy when it came to people they found bureaucratically threatening or even merely inconvenient to the way they have done business these past decades.
These dark impulses of your own employees may, if unrestrained by you, start a chain reaction, a spasm, that would be difficult if not impossible to stop once started.
In this same essay, I offer a hypothetical speculation that pulls no punches. This is not about the rule of law, after all. United States vs. Olofson convinced us of that. As with Waco, this is about raw, unrestrained government power, and how free men and women who wish to remain free may deal with it at a time when politics and the courts have failed utterly to do so.
Unfortunately for them, in the situation the administration would find itself after Waco Two, the "decapitation" strategy would for them more resemble Russian Roulette played with an automatic pistol.
Hypothetical: They kill some of us, at first accidentally perhaps, but almost immediately thereafter intentionally. The spasm of defensive killing begins, targeted at their leadership. They spasm in return. They would not be able to scuttle into their "green zones" fast enough. For each clumsy attack on us, they receive a lesson in the 500 meter war, one bullet (or many bullets) at a time. They commit "collateral damage" of our innocents, we stay within the rules of engagement and kill only war-planners and war-wagers.
I have asked this question before. They will fight to the last ATF agent or to the last oath-breaking soldier. Will they fight to the first senior bureaucrat, the second Congressman, the third newspaper editor, the fourth Senator, the fifth White House aide? Can they stand Bill Clinton's rules of engagement?
These are the stakes for them, though they do not understand it.
And once they start it, they will find it impossible to stop, until they surrender unconditionally or personally face the music themselves.
Forgive me these dark thoughts, my friends, on this Constitution Day. They are occasioned by my glimpse today inside the minds of some taxpayer-supported jack booted thugs. They really are as venal, stupid, arrogant and dangerous as I feared.
As I read their innermost thoughts, freely expressed among themselves, I realized that all my efforts to prevent this madness from happening will very likely be mere cruel, futile self-deception on my part.
And given the arrogant, narcissistic master they now nominally serve, it is unlikely this will end with mere politics, but rather by what Clausewitz called "politics by other means."
May God forgive them.
For whoever is left standing with a rifle after the initial spasm that they start certainly won't.
"Leadership decapitation" indeed.
Their leadership. . . and their decapitation.
These are the darkest of thoughts, Eric, and I do not relish them. Yet someone must say them, and say them to you, for it is your employees we are talking about.
Only if everyone understands the consequences, personal and societal, to further deadly misadventure by your employees may civil war be averted.
Yes, we are that close. Ask your analysts. Unless they have fertilizer for brains, or fear to tell you the truth, they will confirm the imminent danger.
We have no desire to go down this bloody road, the mere fact of my writing you on this subject should tell you that, but we will not be shoved back any further and we will not allow any more free Wacos. The choice, then, is yours.
However, if worse comes to worst, and your employees once more get out of control, by miscalculation or deliberate action, I would like to give you a means of communication with the men and women you will have provoked to defensive violence.
As I do not expect to survive the first round of this ghastly horror, I make my gift in advance, and you will find it enclosed with this letter.
When the spasm you initiate by attacking some innocent has escalated to the point that you wish it to stop, you should understand that this can only mean your unconditional surrender to the forces of restoration of the constitutional republic.
Enclosed, then, is the battle flag of the Three Percent. Your analysts will certainly have explained to you by now who we are. In any case, when you sincerely desire the shooting to stop and you wish to indicate your unconditional surrender, take this flag and run it up the pole at Main Justice. Your tormentors will see it, and understand, and the firing will taper off, then stop. Then you will have to take your chances with the war crimes trials, but as I expect to be dead by that point, I can't make you any promises.
Of course this is all hypothetical. It may even be that I'm off my rocker and imagining the whole thing. But can you count on that? You're betting the whole farm on it, if you do. You are in fact betting all our farms and all our futures, even those of our children's children.
Maybe I AM a loon.
But then, I'm not imagining your employees' venal acts, am I? We both know that. Nor am I making up the continuing run on firearms and ammunition. Do you really want to find out what that's all about?
Because the one thing I know I'm not imagining is that the American people are fed up with being victimized by the same federal employees they are supposed to be paying to protect them from real criminals.
So, please, Eric, get your gang under control, for all our sakes. You're their boss, for crying out loud. Suck it up and prove it.
As always, I wish you a full, successful and safe term as Attorney General.
PO Box 926
Pinson AL 35126]
Out of curiosity, do you really send those open letters to Holder?
Of course I do. I send them "registered mail, return receipt requested." They always come back showing they were delivered but without any signature. I complained to the Post Office, and they said "You want us to tell the Attorney General he's got to sign for it? Yeah, right."
Thanks for explaining to all who read your letter why the civil war to come will be waged. Aggressive power has never been stopped by polite requests, yet for men of honor and dignity, Free Men of honor and dignity, we try allowing an opponent the chance to choose Right. In America, 'Right', entails the deference which should be shown to individuals and the Rule of Law with respect to our USC and BOR. We, for one knot of men in my area, feel enough has been elucidated by SSI and WRS and W on G bloggers. Not much further explaining needs to be done. May God have mercy on their souls.
That was a kikk ass letter. Thank you for sending it!
BTW there really is a way to (according to my local postmaster) GUARANTEE that the intended recipient sign for it. It is called a "Certified Letter With Restriction" and only the recipient is permitted to sign for it. Cost is $10. This is what I have been told just a few weeks ago. Might be worth checking in to.
I am convinced that the current leadership really wants a civil war. Why else would they be pushing so hard in so many directions. They are like a bully on the playground that keeps pushing the little guy, until the little guy punches the bully in the face. Then the bully pummels the little guy. When the bully tells the story, he claims that he was just defending himself, that the little guy hit him first.
The power players in government know that they cannot just get rid of us right now. They feel the need to get rid of us soon because we are keeping them from the power they covet.
They want to "react" to something we do, that way they can blame us for their reaction. It can be real, or it can be a false flag, but they cannot be seen as the aggressors.
I do not see any way that we can convince them that they will lose a civil war. They see themselves as intellectually superior, and morally correct.
Modern Leftists truly believe that to save the Earth there needs to be fewer people on the planet, and that those people need to use less resources than we do today per capita. Death and destruction is part of their goal. They don't care how many government agents and managers die. That is part of their goal. Every government person that dies is one more propaganda tool they can use.
How can we convince them that they lose no matter what happens? By making it clear that when their battle is over the US Government will be smaller, and control fewer people and less money than it has since the early 1800's. There will never be an all-powerful government in North America. That is the only possible result of a civil war no matter what their opening move is.
Another well written letter Mike.
Thank you for all your efforts, even if they seem to be falling on deaf ears.
You are not alone!
Honorable citizen, family man, veteran and patriot!
I WILL STAND!
US Navy 77-83
Back to the unfair gunfight from an earlier blog post. We will be placed in a situation of public perception and how any stories are spun in the media. One man's Alamo is another's Ft. Sumpter. How many have to die fighting back against unlawful no knock entries in the middle of the night before these goons wake up?
Anything we do on our side will be considered as their Ft. Sumpter.
There is just no good way out of this, when they take away due process and tamper with evidence to get a conviction, when they back you into a corner and take away hope and that person has nothing left to live for, you will trigger a fight instinct that is stronger than anything else.
God help us all.
I would only add, "Beware of your 'decapitation strategy', for we are not a snake, but a hydra.
A civil war would leave a lot of people dead, very likely to the point where "unemployment" ceases to be a problem. I can't imagine the petty thinking required to see the situation in that light, but I'm not the one who came up with the idea that the only way out of the US government's economic mess is to inflate, default, or start a war...
A good letter Mike, let us hope it gets a proper review, but I wouldn't count on it.
We have all learned our lessons well.
We must not bunch up and not store our powder all in one place.
We will have to fight the fast decisive strikes and smart battles, and we must be united and relentless and we will be wolverines!
Underground, communications and many trusting friends are needed and are a must.
We the people, by the people and for the people ‘united’, can succeed and we can achieve victory over the tyranny from within.
But we have to beat the goons and powder blue boys to the trigger.
They are preparing too.
We must keep preparing while we have time. We must pack our stores smart and tight and keep our powder handy.
Good evening patriots and may God Bless America.
US Navy 77-83
A great letter. Whether the receipient has ears to hear is not your responsibility. You said what needs to be said.
"Today I read some internal ATF documents that cannot be publicized for now, yet they convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt that the agency is as rogue at this moment as it ever was. "
I would REALLY like to see those, and I'm sure most of the 5,000 visitors each day would, also.
Any chance of that soon, like this week perhaps?
There is NO chance that Big Extra-Legal Govt can win a civil war. They might have superior firepower in some instances but not nearly enough weak-minded goons on their side. When they hit one of us, the reaction should and will be appropriately brutal. I think we are years away from such action, however. We get to live in this mess until then. Prepare, and when the fight is on, win the fight.
"I would REALLY like to see those, and I'm sure most of the 5,000 visitors each day would, also. Any chance of that soon, like this week perhaps?"
No. They exist and they will one day soon be published. But that will not happen until a time and a place best suited to embarrass the ATF and not folks on our side. You may trust me, or not. Makes no difference. Eric knows exactly what I'm talking about, and for now that will have to do.
-- Mike Vanderboegh
i no longer believe a peaceful resolution is possible. Therefore, I am just waiting and trying to plan to be as expensive as possible.
I and the wife also are curious to see the documents but as the wife said, "trust Mike, he knows what he is doing". Those who have been reading this blog for any length of time knows Mike well enough to know he will do what is right, when the time is right. We have far more to think about right now than some document that I'm sure most of us can figure out anyway. The one thing I feel is most certain is that we will not be as prepared as we wish, could be, should be. Many of us will be taken off guard and un-prepared. Even so we will do what true Americans have always done, we will regroup even more determined and we will win. That is the ONLY option we have.
"I and the wife also are curious to see the documents but as the wife said, 'trust Mike, he knows what he is doing'".
I thank Mrs. Weaver for the confidence. The truth is, even with the experience we accrued in the 90s dealing with these folks, we're still flying by the seat of our pants in a Sopwith Camel shadow dogfighting with F16s.
With imperfect intelligence as to their intentions and operations, much of it is guess work. Our sources are FOIA requests, trial transcripts, depositions, discovery materials, adults within the Leviathan (they would call them traitorous snitches), and open source stuff some of which would surprise you.
It is at least half a bad game of blind man's bluff -- on both sides sometimes. They use disinformation, we use disinformation. As it happens, the documents I refer to are very, very real and when you finally read them, you too will find them astoundingly scary.
These are dangerous times. We do the best we can to prevent open warfare. And it may not be preventable. But when I stand before my God I will at least be able to say I tried.
"No. They exist and they will one day soon be published. But that will not happen until a time and a place best suited to embarrass the ATF and not folks on our side. You may trust me, or not. Makes no difference. Eric knows exactly what I'm talking about, and for now that will have to do."
Not a matter of trust, just simple curiosity. I'd love to see it first hand. More than that, I'd like for as many people as possible to get it into their eyes and brains. If these docs are that damning, the attempted recovery from that impact would be delicious to observe.
Mike, I believe they just maybe are the ones who do want a civil war and are laying the game plan out. Here's my thoughts and some proof.
When the gray wolves were forced on the states of ID, WY and MT these states were the gold standard for North American Game. No longer the gray wolf has destroyed huge amounts of the herds of game in these three states. At first I thought it was about the liberals thinking the Second Amendment was about hunting and they were trying to destroying hunting so we didn't need firearms. When this matter was viewed on its own which it was on its one not too long ago it could be pawned off in a number of different ways.
That was then this is now. What has changed this is, the water has been cut off by the federal government to a huge are of farming in CA. That area grows half of all the fruits and veggies that are grown in this country. Stockyards are under attack, both beef and dairy, animals fart you know. Fishing is now coming under heavy attacks for both salt and fresh water to close down fishing. The FDA was giving control of all food grown in this country to meet standards that are set by the FDA. That clearly means the garden in folks backyards. What all this tells me is the government is shutting off the food sources to the people to starve them. This has been a plan for years going back to the gray wolf. They knew then that it would take about X number of years to destroy the natural food that game meat brings with the gray wolves as their tools of destruction. To starve people is a very powerful tool. Parents watching their children starve and hear them crying at night because they are dying of hunger is evilness of the devil's doings.
Yes, Mike we all know something is up and our own government has plans that are not in the best interest of the American people. When I see two million citizens march on DC and the lawmakers blow them off as bigots and nazi goons and these lawmakers do not show any fear. I believe they know there will be no more elections or are seemingly acting that way.
"A government that lies to its people is not a government for the people". No getting around that statement.
We must forget that we are gentlemen, and damn them to hell for it. Speaking only for myself, all I want is to be left alone to live my life, enjoy my liberty, and the pursue happiness as I see fit, but no, this is not to be, because the "moral busybodies" that C.S Lewis spoke of are ever hard at work to oppress us for our own good. Damn them all to hell. No quarter, no mercy; give them the black flag. There is nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing left to defend than his family and his honor, and there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of us. Damn them all to hell.
I really think you gotta let up on this "Clinton rules of engagement" stuff, or we'll end up like the IRA. We have to keep the high-ground. Let them play dirty, but I wish you'd stop insunuating that WE will/would/might/could do so as well.
Umm, didn't the IRA WIN?
For RoE, I would rather target the real perpetrators and spare as many useful idiots and innocents as possible. The "head of the snake" approach will work on them. Us, not so much, as we have no organized leadership and probably won't even communicate outside local groups. Call it 5G warfare, I guess. That's Mike's point: they will not be able to negotiate a cease fire once it starts because there will be no one to negotiate with. Even negotiating with some will likely not reach others, so it will have a life of its own and be unstoppable. Ugly scenario all the way around.
We don't want this fight at all, but just as it takes two to fight, it takes two for peace. Where is our common ground with these people? Where do we compromise? How do we peacefully coexist when we share opposite and incompatible worldviews? Peace requires a surrender of all we hold dear, or for them to surrender what they believe. It can't and won't happen. So what is the end result?
Even assuming we have another election, get control of the House and make substantial gains in the Senate, what then? Our new Congress could repeal all they can, and strengthen protections for liberty, but that doesn't mean the other side will accept it peacefully.
If you think there is any way that any freedom-loving American is going to escape the label of "domestic terrorist", you are terribly naive.
Bloody hell -- DHS and other government agencies are already calling patriotic Americans by that moniker, and the fun has not yet even started.
Read what happened to anyone who was not utterly subservient to the Red regimes in Russia and China. First the regime excoriates you as a "saboteur", a "wrecker", a "counterrevolutionary", a "threat to public order".
Then they kill you.
Wake up, man.
Well written, Mike. It is in anticipation of such events that 'passive' organizations such as the Oath Keepers can play an important role in reaching out to serving military and law enforcement personnel. The prime threat is of course from a co-opted military simply due the numbers of men they control and our troops need to understand the issues at least to the degree that they will refuse to obey illegal orders and stay out of the fray. Then the 'discussion' will be played out on a much more level playing field. One interesting thing about the military's experience in Iraq is that many for the first time learned first hand how a 'civil' society requires an active involved citizenry which not only respects but trusts its government. When a people has cause to despise and hate its so called leaders governments either fail or become outright tyrants ruling by force of arms such as Iraq was and modern Burma is.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. De Oppresso Liber
We citizens of the Republic take voting seriously. Thus, we need to be able to vote in different conditions, rain or sunshine, turning a weather eye to the wind that might drift the ballot away from the ballot box.
The next election is not yet, but prudence dictates that one think about one's voting responsibilities ahead of time.
Where are the polling places? At what time is voting most effective? Are there long lines and other access impediments? What route might one take there, and where might one observe whether the polling place is too crowded, such that it makes sense to seek another one before the polls close?
In other words, elections have a way of coming up suddenly, and they are a busy time. Wouldn't you agree that knowing ahead of time where to go and what to do would be helpful for harnessing the power of the vote and delivering a message to our elected representatives?
Rock The Vote! (tm)
Nick, I speak only for me, but when an opponent steps outside the bounds, to fight dirty, as you say, I will step out there with him. I will not allow my sense of morality to be used as a tool to kill me without responding the most vicious way I can.
He always has the option to just leave me the Hell alone. Until he doesn't, then it isn't his option anymore.
avgjoe, don't forget...
Wolves will be eliminated, as they were before. The water and land are not going anywhere. What was cut off and diverted can be restored. Gardens can be planted anywhere.
These are not the problem. The problem lies with those who are permitting all this destruction.
When we have that in hand again, recovery can begin.
I don't expect to survive that effort either. But I pray I have taught my sons well... and they are teaching their sons - and daughters.
We will not go quietly into that dark night. Never again...
Here, here, Mike.
I still prefer the strategy outlined in "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross.
We need to target the usurpers and evildoers themselves. The enemies of the US Constitution.
No need for firefights in the streets which endanger innocent lives.
Nex ut Tyrannus!
53 members of the shadows and whispers are with you. It will be the devil himself that informs the "goons" that they are dead.
I hope that you've left foolproof methods of getting the information made public in the event that some "accident" befalls you. You're a careful guy, I suspect you have, but check and recheck-the other side has lots of resources and clearly isn't afraid to use them.
What an excellent letter and explanation. I too would like to see that information, which exposes the thought processes of government officials, toward the citizens who count on them for protection, fulfill the oaths and do their jobs. Until that is, I realized that they don't see their jobs, or us, as we do, anymore.
Maybe I don't want to see them, after all. I really don't need any further evidence or confirmation, not really. I'm just trying to find a way, to reject logical thoughts and conclusions. Unsuccessfully, for the millionth time.
They will come at us individually, as is possible, using technical assets and local personnel where possible, while maintaining overall control. There will be no news available which isn't corrupted and controlled. The comment regarding domestic terrorist/s are right on the money.
There will be no internet communication allowed, which does not serve their interests. There will be no organized effort, which will not be penetrated because this is one of their first employed weapons. It is also one of the primary reasons that they are so cocksure of winning. Witness the Islamic terrorist's abstention from tech options, they get killed every time they use them.
Everyone operationally involved will be lied to, and told whatever stories are required, to gain their willing cooperation. Threats and intimidation will follow on an as needed basis. They as Jefferson Mack stated, in his book, Secret Freedom Fighter, will always be able to get guns and the thugs to use them. This book is recommended reading although a little dated, you will be shocked by it's prescience.
I must tell you that I never really believed that it would come to this. Many were convinced but I wasn't. I always believed that cooler heads.... Well I don't believe that anymore. And, I know that "they" are waiting, for the appropriate moment and act/s to occur. Whatever happens, "they" will to put a reasonable face on it.
You will have to trust in yourselves and in your own judgment. If you are smart, you will trust no one and get off their screens as much as possible. The future, the future of our kids depends on you, your effectiveness and not getting caught. Happy hunting and give them one for me when you can.
What a tragedy, that freedom is too much for some to bear and conceit, is now the epitome of value.
If I may be permitted a popular entertainment reference, this thing should be run as a standalone complex:
If people deeply embrace the philosophy of resisting tyranny and everyone does their own "right thing", there need be no hierarchy, no coordination. Infiltration is not possible when there is nothing to infiltrate. Signals intelligence is not possible when there is no need to communicate. Countless "random" independent actions would be a nightmare for centralized planners.
I would therefore echo the earlier comments in saying.. think independently and stay off the radar. The cancer at the helm of this nation needs to die the death of ten thousand cuts, unscripted, unpredictable, bewildering. Just do your part, and keep quiet about it.
I would also recommend stepping up our informational campaign via a few distinguished public voices, such as Mike's, so that the "standalone complex" participants don't risk exposure and vulnerability by recruiting personally. Get the information out there.. and let's pray everyone does their individual best when put to it. Look out for the flag...
"Peace requires a surrender of all we hold dear, or for them to surrender what they believe."
No it doesn't. It just requires that the pain of continuing war is worse than the pain of ending it. That's what it will come down to. Nobody is going to be converted to reason, or made to admit he was wrong.
Another way peace could happen is if people simply stop paying attention to their "leaders", as happened in the late Communist state of Czechoslovakia.
Eric must know that there is a rifle behind every blade of grass. This is a fight no one wants but when the fight is on, I for one will stand and fight. If I die because of it, it will be a good day to die.
Threeper and OathKeeper.
Mike good work on the radio today.
I am always amazed that these people who have gone to the right big name schools fail to learn much. the myth of the Lernaean Hydra seemed straight forward to me.
Now they plan to decapitate two or more hydras. Take on a Chimera or three. A whole slew of Rattle Snakes. All while not waking the sleeping Dragon of the us military. Even ATFers might choose their oath over the Kenyan in chief.
They must have shot the decent history teachers as well. Or they might have learned about a story from Chinese history that illustrates where this draconian
I will use Larry Gonick's distillation of Chen Sheng's rebellion against the Qin dynasty, from The Cartoon History Of The Universe: "What's the penalty for rebellion?" "Death." "What's the penalty for being late?" "Death." "Well, guess what? We're late!"
Rebels were punished, but the very process of hunting down this unit gave others lots of chances to break an order due to reasons beyond their control. So the snowball rolled.
The 3rd century BC was a bad time to be Chinese. The Legalists of the era condemned everything "non-productive", with a definition of productive they eventually boiled down to farming, weaving, and government-supporting work like divination and being a judge. All books on other subjects were burnt, and people who engaged in non-productive activities (like reading) could be executed. To be fair, they had a variety of the same punishments: death by hanging, death by decapitation, death by being torn apart by horses, death by being buried alive. It was a big list.
A big part of Legalist theory was that catching criminals was extremely hit-or-miss, so that exemplary punishment of the ones caught was necessary for social stability.
Qi Ji Guang would do a better job than I at this.
So, it's been a couple of months and still no sign of the documents. Any chance we can get a glimpse into some of the content?
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