"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."
Yes. Well, I discovered yesterday afternoon that Dr. Johnson was entirely correct. The results of my latest liver scan came back. Boil it all down and the odds are that I will belong to the vagaries of history in six months, perhaps more, perhaps less. And as the good doctor said, nothing concentrates the mind so wonderfully. My priorities now are vastly pared down and I am jettisoning much that is now extraneous. I must, in the time remaining, get this wreck of a home in some sort of order for Rosey to live in, which means having the jungle that has grown up around it hacked down, the back deck partially torn off and rebuilt in smaller form, the removal of our above ground wreck of a swimming pool, repair of the back wall where the upper deck meets the house so squirrels will no longer inhabit the floor inside, replacement of the roof (Rosey has taken a loan from her 401K to cover that) and the cleaning of the gutters.
Next priority is to finish Absolved and two other manuscripts so that she has some sort of income stream.
In the process, I must hoe out, organize and donate my private papers to the Birmingham Public Library archives.
All of this means that the blog, among other things, is going to be substantially different in a way that you will notice, so I'm telling you up front why that is so.
Please keep Rosey and my family in your prayers. I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story, grew the idea known as the Three Percent and weaponized it in best 4th Generation Warfare fashion, built up the armed civil disobedience movement to the post-Sandy Hook laws, and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire. I tried not to waste the time that God granted me, and in truth I could not have accomplished any of it without the help of you, my faithful readers and supporters. I cannot express how truly grateful I am to be rich in such friends as I have made here in these electronic pages and all across the country as I carried the message of "Defy. Resist. Evade." Smuggle." Now, it seems, my time for an accounting is just about here. I intend to face whatever comes with God's help forthrightly, contritely and submissive to His will. Keep me in your prayers that I do not fail in this last challenge.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you... Keep the faith, and carry your head high good sir.
For the last time Mike; Post a PRAXIS archive and let this blog go. Its not worth the pain and stress that is has obviously caused you. You've done as much as any man could do, and more that most today TRY to do. I think you've done your best ,But your ego aside, Trying to run this blog will shorten what life you have left, and leave you with the kind of stress that will make the end pretty awful. Pull your family around you , let the small shit go, and find your peace man. The rest of us will be OK. We'll carry on fighting, the man, and each other, like families do. Lay down Mike, We got this shit.---Ray
Sorry to see you leave, friend, when The Creator is finished with you. Nevertheless, than you for all the kind words and encouragement you've shared since we met on this blog.
May I suggest that you request that some of your readers pitch in to help with the chores? I predict that you might get plenty of help.
You have fought the great fight! Take the time you have to prepare you and your family. Spend quality time with all who are important to you. As someone who has read your blog for a long time all I can say is Thank you! You opened my eyes in so many ways.
God speed to you Mike and God Bless! Take care!
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
I have Learned MUCH from you Mike, especially your Sense of History.
I will miss you as a Educator
God Bless You and Yours
My heart is sorely grieved. Our prayers are with you.
God Speed Mike and family.
Mike, you have planted the seeds. Now, let them flourish. I have been encouraged by your words and impressed beyond measure by your fortitude against all that has fought you. I hope that others, myself included, can pick up where you leave off and continue onwards. Our nation, though sick, can be healed if we apply the medicine of morality, truth and hard work.
Good thoughts, vibes and prayers going your way.
Don't give up just yet, make sure they have you on a liver transplant list.....we need you around for a bit more yet....Best Regards.
Mike, we will keep you in our prayers. Thanks for all you have done. For a long time, I thought I was alone in my feelings about this poor nation, but you have given me hope. Don't ever give up.
From a fairly new "regular" reader, tears, thoughts and prayers... God will be there to embrace you when you arrive.
At a loss at what to say brother.God bless my friend.Behind enemy lines Ct.
Hopefully it will be your LATEST and not your LAST challenge. Prayers to you my friend, so proud to know you!
May Almighty God keep you strong to the very end and render you a "Well done, good and faithful servant."
May the truth of our Creator's word resonate forever in our hearts and his peaceful loving hand comfort you sir.
It's gonna be damn hard to replace you, Mike. God bless.
Mike, I lost my first wife to cancer. The surgeon opened her up, poked around her innards a bit, and then actually broke scrub. He walked out of the O.R., and quietly told me that my wife had 4 to 6 months to live.
She lasted another solid year and a half from that very same date.
For the first 12 months after the doctor's judgement,
her quality of life was actually pretty darn good.
So, where am I going with all of this babbling ?
Your Doctor DOESN'T KNOW, AND NEITHER DO YOU.
Joe and family
I am jaundiced with jealousy you will be in His Kingdom ahead of me my Brother in Christ! And I am thankful for all the words you have penned for our Country and in support of The Founding Principles and our Declaration and Constitution.
I wish you weren't so burdened with physical activities around your home and could concentrate more upon your papers and finishing Absolved and any work yet to be done on the Oklahoma City Bombing.
So to this end I offer a challenge to your friends and audience to match my $1,000 contribution (expiring 1 week from now) so you might get outside help with the physical work needed for Rosey's benefit and keep your heart, mind and soul focused on penning parting words for those who remain behind. I heartily encourage other like minded and blessed Patriots to step up and offer funds in hopes yet others will match them so we can get this job done. This is urgent, time has never been so valuable nor so short.
My blessings to you Mike Vanderboegh, Rosey, your children and their families and to our beloved land we all hold so close and so dear.
In my 30 year career as a Naval Officer I had the honor and pleasure of knowing and serving truly inspirational leaders.
Your wisdom, your tenacity, your tactical and strategic acumen, your writing skills...I could go on and on...are at a level I only witnessed in the most senior Flag Officers I served with. I am in awe of what you have done with, as best as I can tell, no long term formal leadership training. You are a natural and gifted leader of men and a righteous man. A powerful and rare combination in men these days. Your legacy will thrive.
For the work you've done here on Earth, your place in Heaven is assured.
Mike, we've not always agreed on everything, but you have been an inspiration to me even so. You have fought the good fight. Nobody can be true to a cause or ideology unless they are first true to themselves. When I think of the phrase, "to thine own self be true," you are one of the few people that come to mind.
You will be in my thoughts. Do whatever is best for you and your family. There are enough good folks here to carry on with what needs to be done.
Mike, you and Rosey are in our prayers. Keep up the good fight, and know that you have started something bigger than any or all of us.
God Speed, Brother
Kentucky Oath Keepers
I knew this day was coming but prayed it wouldn't be so soon. I agree with the poster above; let this go. Take care of yourself and your family. We will carry on although the lesser for your absence. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
All I can say Mike is that you will always be a hero to me. Always. If I lived in your area, I would be helping you with that roof and those repairs. Lord knows you have earned it. Makes me wish I was there.
I WILL keep you and Rosie in my prayers. If I can help Rosie financially - just buying your book or whatever, I will.
Thank you my faithful friend for all that you have done.
I'm a contrarian reader for sure, here.
To be honest, would probably be on some folk's list here.
But, as always, I learn a lot through you, and I wish you the best (as possible) in this particular struggle.
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
Thank you, Mike, for everything you've done.
I'm so sorry to hear this. I feel I've only recently come to know you. I met you only once, at your Monticello NY Oath Keepers meeting. Only started reading and commenting on this blog a couple of years back and feel that I've missed so much. Perhaps we'll all meet again sometime in another place. You'll be in my prayers; and I'll be praying for us also, that we can live up to you..
God bless you, Mike. You and Rosey are in our prayers.
"When you forget yourself, you will be most remembered." - Anonymous
In other words, your selfless acts earn you the highest recognition. You, Mike, have been unselfish when you most needed to tend to your own health. Your wisdom and insight are the cornerstone of the rebirth of the three percent. It would be totally inconsistent with the ideology to suggest a blog ending post, and the whole "thoughts and prayers" comments having become trite; no disrespect to the above, do not go gentle into that goodnight. Rage against the darkness. No goodbyes! Not yet. We have no choice but to accept and be thankful for whatever you're able to distill in the future.
I generally have no time for news & internets but recently came across you through someones weblink elsewhere. Im new to you but not new to the battle. Thank you for all you have done!
Bob Marley had his own battles to fight, many different then ours, and many quite the same. I would like to post a quote of his (many of his lyrics came from the bible)...
"Live for yourself and you will live in vein, live for others and you will live again."
You most certainly will live on. Much love and respect! Thank you for all you have done!
May God Bless you sir for surely It has.
God bless you and your family, Mike. As others have said, let the blog go....be with your family.
I wish you the best,
Queen Creek, AZ
If you run across new Praxis stuff, post it.
Otherwise, leave the blogging to David and worry about the stuff that needs doing by you personally.
Fed Up in Michigan.
God blessyou Mike. My prayers continue
Bless you. God will know his own. Thank you for all the hard work you have done over the years.
Thank you for all you have done and will do.
God Bless and God Speed.
Thank you Mike, for all the time you have given us. You will be in my prayers. Focus on what you need to during this time and let Jesus carry you through.
I'm sorry brother... I'm going through a recurrence of my stage 4 metastatic cancer myself right now...
Last time, when I hit stage 4 and the cancer started going anaplastic, I had likely a few weeks left to live... 4-7% chance of positive outcomes.
Now, it's 3 years later.
I tell you... My family are taking it harder than me. Right now, the prognosis is uncertain but positive... should be better than 50% based on current tests, but we will know better next week when the last series of biopsies come in. Here's hoping.
Live every moment man... enjoy every day you get... and remember, there's no such thing as a deadline for cancer. You live, until you don't... so live every day.
I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy... never mind a good man.
You and I have never seen eye to eye on methods, but always on principles.
Mike, I never got to know you as well as I would have liked, and now I won't have the chance. The loss is mine. Thank you for all you have done for us and for Liberty. I really do feel sorry for Waco Jim and Mark Potok and the rest of the Rogues' Gallery; so far they've only had your blog to worry about. Now you'll be able to haunt the bastards.
You will be sorely missed. May your passage be gentle and your reward bounteous.
Thoughts and prayers for you. But don't give up, please try the Gerson cancer treatment of using your bodies natural defenses by eating and drinking organic fruits and veggies. http://gerson.org/gerpress/
Also try this: Flor Essence. It is the original formula from Rene Caisse who cured people of terminal cancer in Canada and came just a few votes short of being used a mainstream cancer treatment back in the early 1900's.
Keep hammering 'em home Mike, don't give up, don't give in, as you said; you beat it once... Make Saint Peter have to drag your ornery ass through Heavens gates.
Mike, be assured of my prayers and those of the Lord's little flock in Archer, Florida. You have been a fixture on our prayer list for quite a while now. God Bless you, dear Brother and all that you do for the Cause. May He be pleased to spare you, not only for your sake and that of your family, but for all of us who love liberty.
Thank you for all you have done...and will continue to do....in defense of precious liberty. Thanks for taking the time to do this blog...I have enjoyed it.
And Mike...go out fighting.
Douglas county Georgia
Mike, I'm very sorry to hear this.
Look into the Ketogenic diet also Reishi mushrooms. Eccisiac,I'm not sure if I've spelled that correctly.
Watch the video Cancer Forbidden cures. The Main stream med. community will dismiss it but if there is no more they can do for you it is worth a try.
Thank you for all you have done.
Good luck & best wishes that you may somehow beat this.
I will certainly be praying. I would also like to offer my services as writer/editor, if you have need.
If ever there was a moment to look into ones soul, this is it. And what you see, will reflect those regrets, sorrows, joys, love given and gained, and where one measured up to his calling. From my short time I've been privileged to have found your blog, I have come to believe you are a special person with more spiritual depth, profound belief in those human rights enshrined in the Constitution and a commitment to those values you have espoused throughout your life, than most people in this country will ever possess, including myself. Be proud of what you have done, and stood for. That is enough. No more can be asked of a man. Finish your affairs and prepare for the blessings paid for by our Lord and your faith in him. Peace be with you in these days Mike. As those days pass, know my prayers and thoughts walk with you.
Very sorry to hear this MIke.
I, like many others, had hoped that you had "beat" the cancer thing.
You will be missed BUT I think that Ray is right "We got this shit."
I only wish that I had the means to be able to come to B'ham and be available to be helpful in the "organizing" for you and your family.
I will keep you in my thoughts.
We met (briefly) in Temple, Tx at a March.
Well I have no elegant words to say, never have been good with words. I am sorry to hear that you received such bad news. May God Speed you to his care in the here after and bless you & your loved ones. 3% to the core. Molon Labe.
Done sir, and thank you.
My sincere thanks for all you've done. Don't give up the fight - doctors don't know everything.
Prayers to you and yours.
You've had a hand in making my world a better place. I will cherish the work and shares about your time here and that of your family. You will be remembered.
If ever you incurred a moral debt by the actions your youth, it has been repaid a thousand times over. Please do tend to yourself and Rosie with a clear conscience.
When you go to your god, be it soon or otherwise, do so knowing that in the final accounting this world was made better by your intervention, that your deeds and words will echo long after the breath that drove them, and that many of the evil men who walk among us will still be cursing as they lick their wounds long after the hand that opened them has found rest.
Thank you for waking me up 8 long years ago, thank you for the precious time you have given all of us, and thank you for showing us how mere men may dare to stare down the leviathan.
I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers, Mike. Thank you so much for all you have done.
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Mike, I have greatly appreciated breaking bread with you and participating in a couple of your operations up here in the mouldy north west. I hope you and your family the best. You have already given more than any could have asked for, and I greatly appreciate your contributions to the cause of liberty.
Mike, thoughts and prayers being sent your way...thanks for all you've done to fight the good fight.
"No man shall know the day, or the time." While I have no wish for you to live in a state of misery, I will nonetheless pray that the good Doctors have flubbed the call, and that your cancer goes to remission, permanently. Your study, knowlege of our foe, and goal of renewing the Republic are shared by many of us. We will do our best to carry on. But I hope you are here to see Obama out of office, perhaps he and Hillery.into a cell! (I can dream, right?)
I've been to a few funerals, and a few "for sure" Irish wakes. One thing I often heard said was someone telling the relatives, "He/She will truly be missed."
I've often wondered if they expressed that to the departed while they were still among us. So here you go, Sir.
You will be missed, Dutchman6. Never doubt it. You will be missed.
The Um(repentant) linker.
Mike, you have been and still are a great inspiration to me. In the years since I first started reading your work you have introduced me to new ideas and new people that have changed the way I see the world. I hold out hope that you will remain among us longer than that prognosis. But do what you have to do. Best wishes.
Blessings to you and your family. Thank you for all you have done Watchman.
Your line, "You live, until you don't" are excellent words, indeed, and should be taken to heart by everyone.
Mike V. I will miss your unique insights and wisdom. While you may not like your previous associations, those same associations are what give you such a unique voice on the internet.
Thank you and God bless.
Though we don't agree on a lot of what you say, I'm truly sorry to hear of your prognosis. May you and your family have plenty of help and may you suffer as little as possible. My uncle just died of massive cancer and it was a true loss to me. Prayers.
Keep safe, keep strong, miracles happen.
I have enjoyed your post for a long time mike .I am one that is fully aware of what is going on and soon to be coming . You have been a front line warrior for a very long time and your watch will be over at some future point in time . But you have made a lasting impact on those that read your blog .To me that is never to give up and fight to the very end even knowing what that end is ! Persisting and knowing to never give up your arms to anybody at any time ! They can create all kinds of regulations and more gun laws to little effect on those who will if pushed give up our guns using bullet's first and the guns being taken out of our cold dead hands with the chamber empty ! Mike i hope you will allow this blog to go on with a replacement of a like minded individual because this information is much needed in this world today .There are others that still need to be reached ! Psalm 90:10 says we live to 70 and maybe more but eventually we all go .Even if we live to 80 or 90 or 110 our life seems to us no more than a span, so soon does it pass away, and we take our departure. I myself am a 2 time cancer survivor missing multiple organs .During those times i came to accept my fate and it shook me to my inner core that i am not designed to live forever in this human body .The anger, fear and finally acceptance occurred over time .The things that really matter are family , friends and the connections we had to others in this life .In 100 years from now nobody will know my name or who i was as all that will be left is a cemetery stone with a name, birth and death date on it .Elvis Presley will be like John J. Pershing , a long lost past figure of history seldom known to today's world .Mike you have served a lot of people and your information and postings have been a Hugh help to many .The constant fight and struggles of your life is seen in your writings and is an encouragement to many that suffer similar health issues so we have this deeper connection because we just know ! deficit omne quod nasciture
You've inspired us, given us verbal ammunition and been a burr under the tyrant's saddle for a long time. You have earned your rest.
Please ask your friends in Birmingham to set a date for a work party and I will be there with my tools. You should not have to worry about Rosie.
The struggle for the birth of America and its survival is rooted in the freedom to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You are a part of that struggle, and you have been a warrior in a time of apathy caused by spiritual darkness. Whatever we become as a nation is in the hands of the One who superintends over all things, the Lord Himself. But to us mortals, your impact is so profound as to be compared equally with the likes of Captain Parker.
May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you, and to your family.
P.S. Please let us know what bricks we can take off your shoulders.
Ah, Mike. Crap!
I'm like so many who read here on a regular basis. I enjoy the insight you give on stories we hear from main stream & other media. You can always give a great commentary or write the best letter - something we all wish we could do but just can't. :)
I will certainly be praying for you all.
Set a date for folks to come up & help you with the things that need doing. We can bring tools, lawn chairs & something to put on the grill.
Let us show others what the true III%er's are really about!
I pray for you brother. And I send lots of hugs to you & Rosey.
I've been so impressed with your leadership and dedication in your less than 100% condition these past years. You set a standard few will ever duplicate. Get your strength back. I'll be watching for the post: "The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated!"
This is a sad day for the entire community. Even though no one has a guarantee of the number of days on this earth, we all wish for one more. I am sure that everyone here would loan you one of theirs if they could. We all could hope for you to be here for the coming storm. But rest easy in knowing that you have done everything you could to prepare everyone to weather it on their own.
In what time you have left, be it short or be it long, as many may hope, take that time for you and your own, for quiet time with your family and closest friends, and for peaceful contemplation. This is good advice for all of us.
God Bless You.
You have my prayers.
I wish that didn't feel like so damn little.
Mike: You are a true Patriot. Thank you from my heart for all you have done and will do for the cause of Freedom. I believe in divine Providence, your message will go on as the freedom fighter remember you. That is God's message for all of us is to live in the minds you know.
I've longed to shake your hand for a few years now, but never got the chance. We will meet up at some point in the infinite future, but until then know you're heavily on my mind and heart.
So very sorry to hear this news, Dutchman. I found your blog several years ago, after I'd become an expat out of disgust with the direction this country was going, utterly despairing of any way to turn it around and convinced that I was alone. You inspired me to come back, to not give up on the Founders' vision, to believe that we could win and to try to make it happen.
Do what you need to do, be with your family and share every moment you can with them. You've led from the front, by example, it's time to let those of us who've followed now lead. When the time comes (and I pray that the docs are wrong, that you've much more time left), go to your rest in the knowledge that your labors have not been in vain, that we will carry on and that the light of Liberty will not be extinguished.
God bless you, Dutchman.
You are an American hero, sir. Thank you.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Mike, May God continue to be with you and your family as your earthly role in this fight enters what appears to be its final chapters. Being far behind enemy lines, as I suspect just like most here, I still have not had the opportunity to meet you personally, and yet there will always be an unpayable debt owed to you for your immense contributions to the cause of liberty. You have used so much of the energy you do have to articulate that which few men are willing to articulate, and that appreciation must be extended to Rosie and your beautiful daughters, who no doubt sacrificed countless time with you knowing how necessary your earthly work has been and continues to be to your fellow man.
What you and your constitutionalist cohorts have been able to expose to the world has already saved innocent lives, and will continue to do so far into the future when these foreign corporations acting as if they are legitimate governments are finally made subordinate to the rule of law, and lawfully terminated by a restored Republic.
If I have one suggestion, it is that prior to bequeathing all of your work product permanently to the archives of your local library, that whatever is presently in digital form and of mass benefit (and not easily monetized to support your wife and girls), be copied for distribution far and wide. Storage costs are well under five cents for a gigabyte these days, and sites such as dropbox, when used properly, can do tremendous further good for this cause long after the Lord calls you home.
And I have to second the advice of NHPatriot1776, a raw/organic diet of nutrient-dense foods has worked miracles for many. The reloading and smuggling can be put on the back burner, and eating like a sensible hippie can extend both the quality and quantity of time with your loved ones, and has shown merit of stopping the cancer entirely (no sugars, no artificial flavors or colors as well...I know, it's tough, but it can save your life). I'd love to send you a large gift card to Whole Foods, but I have the sneaking suspicion you'd sell it to a Volvo wagon-driving, pro-Margaret Sanger, demanding "mom" in the Whole Foods parking lot, mostly for the cash to smuggle more verboten defensive materiel to those of us behind enemy lines, and partly for the absolute kick any of us would get from informing the demanding "mom" of the high calling her Yellen Notes have been re-appropriated towards. And besides, Whole Foods' founder and CEO, John Mackey, is a free-market guy who once (accurately, I might add) compared ObamaCare to the fascism it most definitely is.
Take care of yourself, get the fluoride out of your water, get plenty of rest, and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear this, Mike. Your voice has been important to the cause of defending liberty.
Man, that sucks! So sorry to hear this. You & yours are in my family's prayers.
God bless and keep you and yours, Mike. Thank you for everything.
Thank you for the education and leadership you have given.
Blessings on your journey into the light. Thank you for your love and energy over the years.
Or surprise the doctors and keep going for another ten years.
As God wills.
You have fought the good fight Mike. A man can do no more. I will pray for you and your family. God bless you.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (KJV)
Well done Mike! Thank you for your persistence, your insight, your deliberations and your contribution in keeping your country safe from those whose only thought is for themselves and what they can take from it.
May God bless you and give relief to your coming ordeal.
OK, Mike, first off Fark your doctor and what he thinks he knows, there is no true expiration date, so tell him to kiss off. That said, there's nothing wrong with making sure that your survivors are set up and cared for. For all the education and enlightenment that you have shared with us, I think you deserve a reward. I for one pledge $100 dollars so that you will not have to do all that hard work when your health and time (poorly spent in these endeavors in my humble opinion) isn't up to it. I would help you do it but I have my own farm and family to take care of (not to mention that I live thousands of miles from you), however I'm sure that there are many landscapers and subcontractors in your area that can do those jobs that need to be done. I challenge everyone reading your blog to also cough up a corresponding value to match mine and, no, you may not use these funds to continue this movement. I will be sending a check this week and I encourage all that have been moved and educated by your selfless actions and blog to do the same. In the immortal words of Spock: "Live long and prosper".
Rebel in Virginia
Beyond sorry to hear this news. Been reading your blog for only a few years,
You have been a great inspiration to those of us up here in N.Y, My son and I wear your
"Fight Tyranny" hat to gun shows etc. and get into lots of discussions. As you know the
compliance with the "UNsafe" act in New York has been low. You can take a lot of credit
We will sing your songs for a long time to come. If it is your time and thats a big "IF",
know that you will not be forgotten and can go in peace.
For the rest of us I believe many are destined to die in a pile of brass.
USN 69-73 Vietnam class of 70
From behind enemy lines upstate N.Y.
Godspeed in your journey Mike. Prayers sent.
My prayers are with you and your family sir. You have worked tirelessly to defend our God-given rights while simultaneously fighting the truly violent radicals among us from prematurely firing.
You may yet outlive many of the rest of us.
But even if not so, it has been an honor.
Dearest, I write for an international audience, and I have quoted and copy/pasted you
since the beginning.
You are known and loved by many warriors in this Cause the world over.
On behalf of my companions,
we salute you.
You do not ride alone.
My prayers are with you and your family sir. You have worked tirelessly to defend our God-given rights while simultaneously fighting the truly violent radicals among us from prematurely firing.
So sorry to hear this. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Praying for you. God bless you.
Very sorry to hear this, and sorry to lose one of the main III voices. You will be remembered.
On the other hand, now that you have nothing further to lose, set the example for the rest of the III community and make your stand on The Green. Maybe then it'll be harder for us to make excuses for not doing it ourselves.
God bless and Godspeed, Sir! You're definitely in our prayers. Thanks for all that you do.
I have not written much, but have appreciated your blog daily for many years. I cannot express my sorrow to hear that you may be beating us to Heaven soon. I personally, will hope and pray for a miracle healing, not only for my own selfish reasons, but for your family, and the family of Patriots who are inspired by you. I will purchase your book when printed, even tho I have read all that you have so far, to not only help support Rosie, but to help keep your name held high. I have to say that, even tho I have never met you in person, I feel like I have, and my eyes are getting glassy writing this.
It kinda pisses me off, that the people in my life who I really loved, those I called friend, have all passed on, and I wish I could meet you and tell you that in person.
Especially now, at this time in history, when we need people like you the most, maybe God is calling out some of us to do more.
I am reminded of a particular moment in my life, which has both colored every event since, and was a milepost, something on which I gauge people to this day, and reminds me of you (in that YOU have stood up, when others have not)
I was a young 17 year old recruit, in 1979.
I had joined the Cav Scouts, and had just been issued my rifle, and had not been taught how to use it yet, not quite thru basic.
One morning, like all the others, a fire alarm rang sometime around 3:00 in the morning, with trash can lids caroming off the walls for effect, and we piled out in boots and blankets on a snowy dark, Fort Knox morning in December.
The Drill Instructors told us that the Fulda gap, in Germany had been overran by the Soviets, and tactical battlefield nukes had been employed.
They told us that 50,000 NATO casualties had already been reported, and that our country needed us now.
We were told that Since the all volunteer Army was a new thing, that President Carter was ONLY accepting volunteers to go thru accelerated training, to be sent to bolster the dead and dying, to STOP the Soviets before they could reach us, and if anyone of us would, please step to the front of the ranks.
I was shaking, so many thoughts ran thru my head, I was scared for my life. I thought, "If only someone would take a step, I would have courage, and know that I wasnt going to die alone"
Thats when I KNEW, that it was up to me to take that step.
I was dizzy, weak, as I stepped forward, tears running down my face.
Only one joined me from my platoon, but it was enough.
You have taken that step. I will join you later.
God bless you Mike and your family.
The seeds you have planted will grow for many generation yet to come.
Ain't having none of it, your time is no where near done on this gods green earth.
Much left to do for your family & country.
Have faith GM, I do.
Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
This is sad news indeed. My prayers to you and your family.
I feel like most here in these comments that I was most fortunate to have heard your message. I will never
Forget you. God speed good sir!
A Massachusetts Patriot
Ain't having none of it, no one knowes what is in store for you except the allmighty.
You have much to do on gods green earth yet.
Have faith brother, I do.
Having never met you FTF and knowing you only by your words I am thankful for your efforts and that God has kept you on target for as long as he has.
I am a better man for having known of you and your thoughts.
Prayers and thoughts... You must stay with us to see the end of tyranny and the beginning of our rebirth of freedom. Think of the joy you will feel in your heart to see the petulant man child sent packing
A brand new reader, here. I was introduced to your blog only yesterday. Rest assured that your words have changed me and I will be passing it on. May God bless you with energy and healing, May He give you and yours all of the strength and the courage you will need. You've made a difference. God bless
My prayers and thoughts are with you Mike. You have opened so many avenues of thought and reasoning for all of us. Your inspiration hasnbeen tremendous.
God will receive you with warmth and peace when he calls you.
I shall think of you every day.
Prayers for you and your family Mike!
Your words have informed and inspired me!
Thank you for being a friend and mentor that I have never met are even directly talked to... but a person that never the less has impacted my life.
Thank you and may God bless you
I'd be tempted to say "Do not go softly into this good night...", but you've earned your seat at the feast in Valhalla. Take care of your lady, enjoy the things you've worked for, and rest (maybe throw a bomb in once in a while :) ). We've got your six, bro.
The message is always simple and always the same: if there is something you want to do, go and do it. Mike, you did it with courage and persistence for yourself and for us. Thank you -- before now, now, and always. You have a big "to-do" list and may I suggest another addition to it: do what brings you joy. This is a finite life, no one gets out alive. But we live and you, sir, have truly lived and I am deeply grateful to be a countryman of yours.
Found out about your site during bunkerville action.Learned so much .I will be sending a remmitance shortly to help with with your yard and such..Thank you so much.God Bless you and your family.
Be with your family. Stick 'em in the face when you can. Have followed your writings for years. Hold your head high. You have MADE A DIFFERNCE! The Republic will thank you in the end. God Bless, John (Taz)
You have been a great inspiration for liberty.You and your family are in our prayers.We will be sending a remittance to you to help out with the chores to be done.God Bless you and your family MikenVanderboegh
God bless and thanks Mike.
Sitting here thinking of something to say, and I am a blank. I will pray that the doctors can find a way, and a merciful Lord and Savior will heal your body. I will pray every day for you and Rosie, for strength and healing.
I have read your blog regularly for several years and I appreciate your work on behalf of liberty in our great nation. Thanks for all your efforts, especially during this time of personal trial. I pray that the Lord will multiply the time you have remaining so that you will have a measure of peace and contentment. God's blessing to you and your family...
Much love and respect Mike, for your work and contribution. I've learned much here on Sipsey Street, that has and will be helpful in the days to come. Peace to you and your family and thank you for sharing your life and experience with us.
We now have a small armed neighborhood watch in a small town in Michigan, that was in part inspired with you Alabama partisans.
Again, Love and Respect.
Mike-- You're a good man. Worthy of being recognized with the greatest of Patriots. I wish you the best and please seek all alternatives for treatment.
Oh for pete's sakes! Most of you sound like he's dead already! Things don't have to be this way, Mike doesn't have to die (just yet). Cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence. Big tip of the cap to those who have offered sensible advice for Mike to doctor himself. Your best bet Mike, is to shun those in the white coats (whose cancer survival success rate is 3% or worse) and go instead for some milk thistle (look it up, it's regenerative), some energy & superb nutrition found in green drinks/smoothies, detox yourself (yes, you need it), do a parasite cleanse (yes, everyone needs to do the same), and chase that with ample amounts of distilled or filtered water (1 litre per 60lbs). Time to be responsible & take charge of your own health. You can do it, we all can. Look up Dr. Jennifer Daniels in a search, she has several years of podcasts called 'truth files', interviews, youtube vids, the works. She's everyone's best bet for longevity. Besides, you're too young to go so soon. This 'remedy' is akin to a 'lifestyle makeover', and nobody said it would be easy after a lifetime of bad food habits. So, just go and do the best you can to get well. Again, you can do it (or at least give it a whirl), even at this apparently late date. Keep us posted. All the best! Oh and thanks to those men (giants) who have offered use of their finances, time, labor & love so Mike doesn't have to work so hard, though we know he's gonna anyway.
Prayers Mike. I have greatly enjoyed and been informed by your writing. Godspeed and see you on Fiddlers Green.
Had the pleasure of meeting you for the first time at the Arms Expo in Tampico, WA. Our prayers are with you.
Blessings to you and your family.
God Bless you Mike, glad to have met you on your trip to Oregon.
Given what's going on here now, you may get to see it all kick off before you do. Thanks for everything you've done and for staying the course all the way to the end. Don't count yourself out just yet though, God works in mysterious ways.
Coos County Coordinator
Sir, New to this site, but already have a deep appreciation for you. Just throwing this out....Have you considered this type of treatment? link below....
My father died of bone cancer in late Nov.. He was a tough bird all his life and took great care of himself. He fought to the end but the healthcare system lied to him and in the end killed him with a non solution of chemo. He had absolute faith in his doctors. I tried many many times to get him to go to Maryland, (closest state) and get cannibis oil treatments. In the end I stood by his bed three days before he died and knew he would not make it. In an effort to prepare him for meeting his maker and not hiding the truth and had to be the one to tell him to prepare to meet his God. (The caregiver kept telling him he was fine and would make it.) It broke my heart to tell him the truth, but today I am happy I made the tough decision to speak the truth. This gave him a chance to pray and ask our Father whatever needed to be made right before he passed. Someday I will see him again. Anyway, just suggesting alternative treatment and also there as I am sure you know no substitute for a right relationship through Jesus Christ with the Father when we pass. God Bless You PS.Destine to be a 3%er.
You and yours are in my prayers.
Blue Skies, buddy,
This is a real bummer, Mike. My prayers are probably of little help but I will still keep you and your family in them.
Before I stumbled upon you and your merry band, Mike, we had what seemed to be one eventual option here in NYS. And I was pretty pissed off about it, that it would have to come to that.
It took a bit to swallow the anger, but you gave me the hope to do so, and showed me that there's a better way to stop these pricks. An "emperor has no clothes" way. And people are waking up to it. We're realizing we can effectively laugh at these collectivists and criminals, instead. The catechism makes them helpless, our morality is never threatened.
You're not going anywhere soon, but I wanted to make certain I thanked you for your leadership and wisdom. I'll do my best to live up to it. And as we say in the firehouse, "We'll take it from here."
My family will keep you and yours in our prayers, Mike. And I want to thank you for being my friend and ally, through thick and thin, good times and bad, over the past seven years. It has been a privilege and an honor. Please let me know what Oath Keepers can do to help you or your family.
God bless, and For The Republic,
Prayers for you and your family are inbound.
You have been an amazing teacher - I learn new things every day reading SSI. You've done more good for this country than you realize. So no matter what happens - and I hope the doctor is proven wrong and you've got many more years left in you - keep hold of the fact that you are a national treasure and you are deeply respected and admired.
Sorry to hear the news, Mike.
"Therefore, take unto you the armour of God..."
Prayers will continue.
Been following your blog for years. You have been a great inspiration to those of us who truly believe in freedom.
My dad ran up against this same issue back in 2007. He faced it with grace and dignity, as well as looking forward to being in a better place where he did not hurt anymore. I hope that you may find peace as he did.
I have longed believed there is a better place, in the afterlife, and that all good people will be there eventually. I am sure there will be a prominent place for a man such as you. I can only hope that I might join you one day, and see once again all the many other wonderful human beings that I have been lucky enough to encounter here on earth.
Good luck and God Bless my friend.
You've been in my prayers a long time now, and will continue. I'll send you some more physical evidence of care soon, as well. I expect I'll have my own moment before long, and I hope I have your courage, and grit. Sean.
Mike, have you watched the video series titled The Truth About Cancer? There is much information and hope to be found in the eleven hour presentation. You are in my prayers, and best wishes to you and Rosie and family.
I found the Sipsey Street Irregulars web site by accident, much as I did your novel, "Absolved." In the short couple of years I've been reading and following the blog I have learned much, and passed on your site to many others. Thank you for your tireless work and the legacy that you have left for those of us who remain to carry on and continue the fight for liberty. God speed, Mike.
As a few others have, I urge you NOW, FINALLY, to try some solid alternative treatments. The doctors, as much as they've tried, have nothing left to offer. All they can do is likely to only shorten and diminish the quality of the time you have left.
I met a woman in a waiting room at the hospital a couple months ago whose daughter recovered from 4th stage breast cancer by taking the essiac tea that was mentioned above. The same brand that poster cited.
The diet options, cutting out ALL sources of sugar to starve the beast and boosting nutrition with smoothies and supplements, make up the second leg of your strategy.
Then, to go strongly on the offensive, use the best pH therapy we know about, cesium chloride. That is what I was prepared to stake my life on if the FDA hadn't happened to approve the new miracle drug for my exact cancer only a month before my diagnosis. It was just as safe or I wouldn't have used it, and with insurance it ended up costing less and money was tight.
If you ignore the additional supplements the vendor will recommend and just focus on the CsCl and a potassium supplement, it will not be expensive... and will buy you time. If you ask, I'll pitch in to the limits of my sorry excuse for a budget.
See the cancertutor.com page on it for details.
Whatever you decide, Godspeed to you dear man. Our love and prayers go out to you and Rosie and all that care for you. Peace.
You and yours are in our prayers, Mike. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for this country. You sir, are a national treasure and I am very greatful for your efforts...
Thank you Mike, for all that you have done and all that you continue to do on behalf of our country. You sir, are a national treasure and I truly appreciate all your efforts! We will keep you and yours in our prayers. May God bless you...
Heartfelt prayers for you, your wife and family, Mike. Your intestinal fortitude is an inspiration, and the temerity with which you attack the establishment is reason enough to want to be a better American. Thanks for that.
Mike, my families prayer's are with you and Rosie. You've really opened my eye's over the last few years. I now question most everything I hear from government mouth piece's and look for the agenda behind their words & actions. Thank you so much for everything you've done.
Get your affair's squared away. You've really had an effect on our community. we're smarter, stronger and more confident because of your work. God Bless.
Prayers being sent for you, your family, and friends.
Candle has been lit.
thank you for all you have done for us.
I salute you Sir!
Where is home? Maybe some of us can come help with the home repairs?
I believe your place in Heaven is assured. You have done so much to champion the cause of Liberty that God bestows on every man at the moment of birth, even though evil people try to diminish it.
If I am right, then I must ask you to fight. I know several people who have beaten cancer, including my best friend, the best drummer I ever played with,who beat Lymphoma after a long struggle.
You have taught so many so much, including me, and your generosity has shown no boundaries. I still proudly use the bandoleers you sent to me many years back.
You have to fight this malady, Mike, so that maybe one day, I will finally get to meet you. It is a desire I have had for a long time.
No Domino jokes this time,buddy. It is a far too solemn moment. We keep you in our prayers.
Bill and Domino
Mike, I'll continue to pray for you. Hang in there. We need you.
Mike I have looked up to you for many years now and have a ton of respect for you. I would honestly place you on par with the founders of this republic. Your passion, wisdom, and tireless devotion to our cause has inspired more patriots than you could believe. I'll pray for a miracle for you and for this republic.
May the Lord bless you and keep you
And make his face to shine upon you
And be gracious unto you
And give you peace.
In Jesus name
Let me start by saying that we have similar trajectories, though mine only recently conformed to the shape of your own. Both of us started on the revolutionary left and painstakingly, slowly were moved by events and encounters to a saner politics and worldview.
I came to know of you some years ago, when I was a virulently anti-gun activist, prepared to eliminate the 2nd Amendment if it could be done, convinced that those on your side were primitive thinkers, bottom dwellers, etc. Utterly untouchable in my sense of intellectual and moral superiority. I learned of your role in the 3 Percent movement (mostly from sources I now recognize as completely untrustworthy) and attacked you and your fellows with savage, righteous anger. I am not proud of things I said and wrote during that period.
"Untouchable," I just wrote. Not quite so. Something did touch me, and it convinced me that those I thought were my fellow crusaders for moral justice and peace were actually up to just what you and your friends were saying they were up to, that is, the effort to increase state control over the individual in virtually every facet of his life. Slowly, with great difficulty, relapses, confusion, I began to see that I had it wrong, desperately wrong, and that I had to change.
It was not easy, as I'm sure you can attest too from your own transformation. I lost many friends and associates, had to do the heavy lifting of forging new such contacts and support, had to remake myself in a thousand ways. I am not now a 3 Percenter, but I understand and respect and admire the movement, and I share its broad sense of who the good guys and bad guys are, and what needs to be done to protect our freedom in the contemporary troubled age.
All of that is of little interest at present, given what you say about your health, and I indulge myself in this small autobiographical excursion only to make apparent the value of what I will say now: you, sir, likely played some role in my transformation. As I read your thoughts on this blog and listened to some of your speeches at various events, my collectivist instincts all kicked in to the attempt to make you a villain, a monster, a cretin. Yet they proved ineffectual at the job. Much as I tried, I could not hear you as a lunatic, but heard you rather as a sane man speaking plain truths become politically incorrect in an age marked by groupthink and cultural censorship of the most malevolent kind. I began to appreciate your position, your history, your careful read of every event and news item of which you wrote here. I do not know it to be so, but strongly suspect that this played some role in my transformation, and I thank you for it.
Medical science is a great tool, and it is stunningly accurate much of the time, but we all know that it now and again fails to predict accurately what the future holds. May this be one of those occasions and may you get more time, Mike.
Hi Mike, I sent you an email. Sounds like your doing your best to get things in order. I'd ask your church to help with some of the items you desire to complete, church is always great for volunteers to help. I will be praying for you and family. I know Jesus has your back brother.
Hi Mike, appears you're trying to get things in oder of the projects you desire to complete. Don't forget to ask your church for some local volunteers to help achieve these projects and knowing Jesus has your back. As my preacher tells us "we're all gravy sicking pigs in the eyes of God, but we are saved by Grace alone.
Much respect for you Sir, the light of life and liberty shall be carried by men of the forests and hills, as it has been carried by men such as yourself. Many young men such as myself have not yet lost sight.
God's help and blessing to you, Mike, and to your family. Have much enjoyed your website.
May YHVH give you His blessings, His guidance, His protection, and His shalom, Mike, and His healing, in every way, in the time ahead.
And know that this former KHNC, American Patriot Network fellow talk-show host will always count you among my own blessings, and mentors.
Mike very sorry to hear of the Doctors Revelation, I have been reading and watching any and all Vids, of your Talks and Have been reading this Blog for Years, Never Have I read any words such as your that Light Fires in Men's Hearts, and caused such Pride In Being a Patriot and a III% er. Wish you the very best, and comfort as God Prepares a place for You, God Bless and Keep you and Your Family...
I'm truly saddened to hear of this, sir. I thank you for the great service you have rendered to our republic and the cause of liberty.
You and your family will indeed be in my prayers.
Prayers for you and your loved ones. The seeds of liberty you planted with your writings will grow, you can be sure of that.
I am also affected by cancer, just had surgery on December 22nd. Radiation therapy will follow. I trust God has a plan for me as he has one for you and for everyone else. All we can do is to love Him and thank Him for each day of our lives.
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Thank you friend, for the work you have done and the movement you started. Prayers for you and your family, may God be with you through the end.
CBD oil works wonders. Please try it at https://www.bluebird-botanicals.com/
If God chooses to bring you home however please put in a word for those of us still here.
I'm only expressing what others already have I'm sure,
but allow me to just say, 'don't give up the fight'
-we're all pulling (and praying) for you.
Illigimus Non Carborundum,
You certainly awoke many a patriot...
Mr. Vanderboegh, I'm praying for peace and comfort for Rosey and your family. I'm praying for relief for you. I lost my father a month ago to cancer, but my joy is that I will see him again one day.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. John 14:1-3
God bless you. I'll meet you one day.
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