On Saturday, I spoke for a few hours on a nation wide phone conference about the nature of the III percent movement and where we go from here. The forum was set up in a question and answer format so I was able to field dozens of questions. I believe it was a success and, quite frankly, I had a blast. There are certainly some things I can better communicate. This was my first go-around so I guess I am due a Mulligan for my failures, but it was a wonderful exercise in communication across different patriot group lines.
A lot of different groups showed up that are not affiliated with the III% but are natural ideological allies. There is a lot that we can do to support each other and enhance each others mission without stepping on toes. Some of that will be inevitable. After all, we are all flawed in our own way. But at the end of the day, we are all on the same team. It is not about egos. It is not about increasing your social capital. It it is not about consolidating your power base, king making, or cults of personality. it is about getting back to the republic that our founders entrusted to us.
A growing need I see is in having a unified III percent message. I see event like this as a way to craft that message and bring everyone to the table. Iron sharpens iron. The Founders figured how to do it, and I am sure that we can too.
I walked a way with a ton of new contacts and new inroads. Now more than ever, we will need to continue to make these contacts and bridge the divide of the "us vs. them" tribalism. We do ourselves and the country an injustice by keeping our time and talents to ourselves. Discussions are fine, but they are nothing without action. I am looking forward to continue in progressing this movement together. This is perhaps the most cash poor movement ever fielded. We are not nor will we ever receive any welfare from a sugar daddy like Soros. We are all actively engaged in jobs and families. This is a 100% volunteer, grass roots, groundswell, all done in what little spare time we are given. For all of our personal differences, one thing we will never lack is passion. Everyone that comes here, comes here for the love of the game. That is our biggest strength. We are the determined minority and we are not going anywhere.
Lastly, I would like to thank Bryan Duszcack for being such a profoundly amazing patriot and in holding the event even when family responsibilities begged his attention elsewhere. He was an incredible host and moderator, and frankly deserves a much bigger forum. I am honored that he would let me share his platform and I cannot wait to see what this thing looks like in six months or even a year.
More of these kinds of events will be held in the future. If I heard that correctly, it will be to the tune of once a month. I will let you know when the next opportunity we will have to discuss the movement.
Here is an excellent short synopsis of the event from Timothy Irving:
It was a great conversation, but no one focused on the solution.
The questions were;
1) What direction should the 3% go, and
2) What is the solution (magic bullet) to the division?
Florida Minutemen touched on both the direction and solution, as did the watchmen of America (freebird).
Trust- If no one is breaking the laws, and everyone is properly vetted (no felonies), than trust should not be an issue. If any member wants to leave your unit and go to another, it shouldn't matter- and I'll get to why in just a second.
Unity- If everyone works together (trains and cross trains the units), we can't help but have unity, as we will already be united in both the physical training and preparation, as well as ideologically being Patriots in the common defense of our Republic.
Honesty- If you don't want to lead your unit, help train them, or get out there and help the community during a crisis, than PLEASE step away from leadership and allow a leader to lead. If you aren't willing to cross train your members with other units in fear of losing them because you don't do enough, than you are part of the problem with the division. If everyone trains together in your state, who cares what patch they wear?
Trust and Unity is the base for brotherhood.
1) When is the time to act?
The answer is NOW. Action doesn't mean firing weapons, we can act today on Unity and Trust, building brotherhood, good relations, cohesiveness, and strength; not just in numbers, but in skill.
2) What Direction is the 3% going?
Tonight's call answered this question when Matt mentioned Standards, building a coalition of separate units, under the umbrella of Patriotism. Someone said it tonight, 3% is an ideological perspective... and it includes ALL 3% units, Militia's and Minutemen. It includes all those who are willing to step forward and help in a positive manner, within our communities.
There should be a standard for all of 3%-
Everyone must be properly vetted to assure no one will get caught up training with felons, or smoking pot during an ftx. I'm not suggesting i'm against drugs nor am I promoting a snitch hotline, but we should have enough respect for one another, and this country as a whole- to leave the herb at home when around firearms and training among other Patriots.
Suggestions for improving public image:
Help in the flood relief efforts. Get out there and show America we are here to help, not cause problems. A time for Action is at your feet every day. We don't have to wait for the sound of gunfire to act.
Positive influence goes a long way, but negative influence goes even further. Be a positive group in your communities. Offer your local Leo's to help watch their six when BLM decides it want to burn down your neighborhood. Go get on a roof top and watch over them at rally's to make sure another goat loving cop killer doesn't pull a Dallas incident. Offer to help, and make sure you get permission first.
Lastly, someone mentioned a peaceful resolution, and where is the red line. Well, you can disagree all you want, but history has shown that NO government is or ever has been willing to compromise when it comes to control or tyrannical laws. Just as we had almost 1 Million Patriots on the national mall in 2010, we received a def ear that day, and every day following. You may as well just accept it (as Tim Mcdonald said), that there is no Red Line, and there is no hope for a peaceful resolution. If a peaceful resolution was an option, this administration wouldn't have built internment camps, purchased billions of rounds of ammo, nor would it be poking at your 2nd Amendment. To thine own self be true... each and every one of you know the possibility of a peaceful resolution is nothing short of hyperbole.
You can see all future events on the Facebook page dedicated to Bryan's Conference Calls for Freedom.