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by Hellesponte & Kerodin
December 5, 2010

When we are born there are countless options before us, endless potential paths we can take in our life.  Reality narrows the field for us a bit.  For instance, if you are 5' 3" tall, weigh 170# and were born with testicles, you pretty much need to abandon your goals of walking a High Fashion runway wearing pretty dresses in New York for a living. (Though scientists may have a solution for you as they continue to work on DNA manipulation.)

As we live our lives, circumstances and decisions we take effectively further narrow our choices.  While I may have the innate potential to be a world class violinist, at 43 and having never touched a violin, with a need for a steady income, devoting the energy and time to becoming a power in the world of violins is a non-starter.  My wife has become accustomed to eating every day, so such a career change is simply not feasible.

So it is as we look at our republic.  The realities that obtain will determine what happens in our politics.  We ignore reality at our peril.  We hope for the Republican Establishment to embrace Ron Paul politics in futility.  We hope the average American will embrace self-sufficiency and personal responsibility in vain.

While there remain several potential outcomes for us as a nation as we live through this particular Sunday, the likely avenues we will travel have been reduced to just a few by the realities of the world around us.

The 800 pound gorilla in our midst, the seeming unavoidable reality, is the pending collapse of our economy.  Smarter people than I, people who are professionals in the world of finance and economics, are telling us that we have passed the point of no return and that collapse is imminent.  When I apply my common sense and general understanding of how things work to the layman translations offered by folks like Denninger, I am must conclude that they are on target.

So, Reality One that I use as a premise for decisions I take is that an economic Armageddon is imminent.  The date of said calamity is tough to nail down, for obvious reasons.  Most of the BIG companies in our lives should have died in 2007/2008 as economic Darwinism reached out a boney hand.  But the system was corrupted by meddling Government, delaying the inevitable. 

The economic criminals among us are very good at what they do, so do not under-estimate their ability to string things along for a while.  Running the printers is pumping money to big players, who are artificially keeping the stock markets inflated.  It is, likely, the final bubble these folks will be able to create, as they have already destroyed every other significant sector of the economy.  When this one blows, we do not have any working sector remaining on which to break our fall.

But running the printing presses is a delaying tactic.  They are also trying to legislate, to paper-over, the obvious criminality of the housing and mortgage frauds, buying more time.  They have games they can play, right up to the moment it all heaves the final breath and final collapse is upon us.  They will try to delay the inevitable and to put as many assets in their column as possible before the system breaks.

Should a collapse be welcomed by Patriots?

Of course we all understand what a collapse means.  Riots, hunger, famine, disease, and a heavy-handed assertion of power by Government.  A collapse will fundamentally redefine our standard of living for at least a generation.

But if the goal of Patriots is a fundamental shift of the course our republic is travelling, and a return to our founding principles, would not a collapse with all of the horrors entailed, become an ally of the Patriot?

Who would most suffer from a collapse?  Would it not be those who are least able and inclined to take care of themselves and pull their own weight in society?  Is it not this very group of people who are today responsible for ruining the republic?

Good riddance.  Sorry you must die an ugly death, but you are killing the rest of us slowly with your pathetic, parasitic existence.

Patriots, it would seem due to the realities on the ground, have only three feasible options for achieving the goal of returning the republic to Constitutional fundamentals.

Politics: Voting Patriots into the US House would certainly change course, without resorting to Second Amendment remedies.  Do we have the time, considering the impending economic crises?  If Patriots took the House in 2012 and immediately de-funded extra-Constitutional spending, we could theoretically avert collapse.  Do Patriots have the will to even try?  A political solution would require many stars to align, quickly, to even have a shot.

Second Amendment: This is a non-starter on so many levels, not the least of which is that Patriots have no interest in marching out in today's climate to engage.  Patriots are greatly outnumbered. Forget how many firearms may be in the public, the more important assessment is how many people will take up arms and use them to advance the goals of the Patriot, and how many would take arms to advance the goals of Government (translated to: handouts and freebies).  Public opinion is with the Squatters and Plunderers.  For every block in suburban America on which a Patriot lives, there are several neighbors who would drop a dime on him to preserve their status quo. 

There will be no Patriot uprising to any injury or insult inflicted by Government.  No matter what hyperbole you hear or read, the next Waco, Ruby Ridge or Olofson will be met with the same response from Patriots as was TSA running knuckle-deep into wives, moms and most Patriots will choose to avoid circumstances that would put them in conflict with Government.  At most, Patriots will stop flying, we will not gear up and make a point at the airport.

Whether you consider that to be cowardice or pragmatism does not matter.  It is demonstrated reality.

Collapse: If we accept the premise that a societal collapse is imminent, consider the prudence of simply using every day before the ruckus to lay-in supplies and prepare.  When it happens, consider keeping your head down, and let the ugly realities of such a collapse run their course.  Consider staying out of the way as people die in riots, of hunger and disease, while you remain strong and nourished in your basement.

In such circumstances, is it not likely that a moment will come when it is realistic for Patriots to emerge and impose Founding Principles with those who are left?  It would begin small, in your AO, as defined by the range of your car equal to one-half tank of gas.  Before long, these tiny circles as drawn on a map would begin to bump up against one another, forming larger bubbles and secure zones.

Patriots would be left with, essentially, a mopping up operation to be rid of the remaining assets of Tyranny and the few idiots who seek to become Warlords in the chaos.

It would appear that most Patriots are moving forward with hopes that politics may provide a solution, while preparing for collapse.  There has been considerable positive response to my recent posts about engaging in 2012 politics, and most people are willing to engage, though hesitant to put too much faith in the outcome.

I think this is the most prudent path forward, given the circumstances facing us today.

Patriots do not seem to have much appetite for my suggestion of armed rallies (in Ruckus) akin to RTC events in the opening moments of it.  The two most common concerns are very valid.  Most are convinced they'd end up alone, as they have no confidence other Patriots would show up.  Others are convinced that such rallies would fly into the teeth of Government strength, compounded by servants of Government who would respond with Ego rather than intellect.  I can't argue with either point.

So, we prep as we work on politics.

If the political avenue works, outstanding!

If the collapse becomes reality, so be it!

Either way, Patriots will not simply submit to tyranny.  How we get to Liberty is the only variable. 

It may be that Collapse becomes the best friend of the Patriot and Liberty.  Disease and famine will clear the field of enemies of Liberty.  Those left standing will once again appreciate the values common among our Founding generation: self-sufficiency, personal responsibility, common sense...and genuine Freedom.

At the moment, Collapse looks like a win-win for Patriots.




III Percent Patriots



Excerpt: There comes a time when civility is no longer appropriate as the only option on the table.  Dare we not offend the sensibilities of Liberals, Socialists, and Communists in our midst who are ruining and destroying our republic?  Are we to cower and sheepishly genuflect when we are scolded for the tone or choice of our words in the face of ruin, poverty, tyranny, and death?!

Are we so frightened of chastisement from insignificant men and women of the political Left with stained and darkened souls that we turn from our duties of Patriotism and shun our sacred obligation to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America?  We ask you, is not our republic worth the risk of being castigated?  Is the soul of our mighty nation no longer worthy of our fortunes, our lives, and our Sacred Honor?  Have we lost so much of our heritage, our courage, our mettle, and grit that we will stand idly by and permit the foolish and the stupid, who work hand-in-hand with evil people in our nation, that we will permit them to send us into eternal slavery and tyranny as the world has never before witnessed?

Excerpt: You are a fool if you do not believe that elements of the Left would use force, if they could, to compel you to comply with many of their edicts.  In drafting healthcare reform, they use the threat of financial fines, felony conviction and prison if you refuse to buy health insurance! 

How is that not only a degree or two removed from a pistol to the head? We are undeniably heading toward the same tyrannies known to Russians, Germans, and the Chinese.  It starts with Liberalism, advances to Socialism, and ends with Fascism, Communism, or some other tyranny…and death.

Excerpt: We have a culture of people whose first response to a physical threat is to dial 911, or worse, a lawyer.  We have a nation of people who will dump hot coffee on themselves, then sue the restaurant – and win!  We have a nation of educators who suspend children for drawing a picture of a handgun or for bringing a Boy Scout knife-and-fork kit to show and tell! 

We have a nation of people so removed from the food chain that many would starve to death if the local supermarket closed.  We have a nation of people who cannot truly grasp the hardships faced by most of the people in the world every day, and as a result we have a nation of people who have lost fundamental common sense.

Excerpt: The Bill of Rights articulates the natural rights of man, rights that are not bestowed by government, but rights that are innately ours as human beings.  These rights may not be taken from us.  These rights were written in plain language so that no clever interpretation and manipulation of the intent was possible.  These rights may not be restricted, narrowed, or infringed.  Any attempt to do so is a violation of the relationship between Man and Creator. 

Every narrowing, restriction, infringement, and clever interpretation imposed upon us in the years since our Constitution was ratified is simply a violation of our natural rights.

We hold that every violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights by those in Government is an act of Treason, as these violations are unjust, undermining the fundamental foundations of our republic, breaking the pact between citizen and government, and desecrating the relationship between Man and Creator.  Any man or woman who enforces these unconstitutional laws on behalf of government is a treasonous soul and an enemy of Liberty and humanity.

Sons of Liberty Flag

Try not to make it to the Big League before it begins.

How do you know when you have made the Bigs?

You catch a Federal case.

When you earn real attention from our Masters, you'll know it...usually after it is too late.  Our Masters will tolerate quite a bit from folks, even Patriots who are rabble-rousing.  They really don't care if you are stocking up on rice and beans, even rifles and bullets.  They don't care if you call them names or incite a few misdemeanors or send them snarky little letters.  If you are trying to get their attention and you have not yet caught a Federal case, it's still amateur hour...or maybe you are valuable to them...

It's when you start to have an impact on the flow of dollars that you will earn real interest.  Write a report that negatively impacts the stock value of a few Fortune 50 companies, and you will soon have a genuine understanding of the term Lawfare. 

You may also be schooled on Constructive Possession.

There are many lessons you may be taught.  Right Now.

You will learn inside baseball details about the US Code that will make you ill. 

The world begins to move very, very quickly. 

You will be faced with stark choices that have never entered your mind, because you think you understand the rules.

You do not understand the rules, until you have been inside the machine.

Then your options are put on the table: 2 years if you take the deal, or 20 if you fight...and we'll add a Conspiracy case for your little dog, too...

You will learn that the power of a US Attorney is crushing.

Do not make it easy to take you out of play, Patriot.

And, it is oh, so easy...if they ever decide to do it.

The choice is theirs...not yours.

Truth, Justice & the American Way?

Not so much.

The DOJ conviction rate is 95% in a bad year, and pushes above 98% according to some stats.  The deck is not only stacked in their favor, they own the deck.  And the card table.  And the casino.  Do you understand?

Can you name any Federal bureaucracy that runs at a minimum 95% efficiency rate?  What does that tell you?

Do not make the mistake of thinking that you intimidate them just because they have not yet chosen to come for you...

The Point: If you are trying to incite Big Brother to notice you, go for it!  But, man up and roll bigger dice.

If you would prefer to make your preparations for it with relative impunity, just go about your business and avoid taking actions that will make it easy for Them to take you out of play, and do not give them a reason to take you out of play.  Don't telegraph about the details of your preparations or defensive measures.  Don't put a pistol in your belt, against your local laws, unless you are willing to use it when LEO spots you in the convenience store.  Avoid gratuitous violence.

Do not draw hyperbolic lines in the sand.  When you draw lines in the sand that you do not defend, it reveals you for what you are deep in your Soul...and some of that bad energy splatters on us, too.

There will be plenty of opportunities for a fight, if you want one, soon enough.  Be smart, stay off the radar, so that any fight you engage will be on your terms.







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Historians consider that about 3 percent of Americans took arms and challenged the King during the Revolution.

3 percent.  III Percent.  Threepers.


We exist today.

We are that percentage of Americans who have the tools and mettle of the Militiaman who stand and have drawn a hard line for the Hard Right of the political spectrum.

We are that cadre of American Patriots who refuse to yield further.  Our fathers and grandfathers permitted the insanity of Collectivism too much latitude, and it is we that History has called upon to set the republic back to her Constitutional principles.

The diseases of Liberalism and Collectivism are murdering the republic. 

We are simply Patriots who are finished passively backing up. We are Patriots who have decided to take action...and if you are an enemy to the Liberty of the republic, stand aside, shut your mouth, or face the consequences of trying to enslave a group of men and women who have no intention of accepting the chains.

The concept of the III Percent is a matter of historical fact and state of mind.  It is not a club or private group.  No Patriot need submit an application to any Leader seeking acceptance, and no entity may strip you of the III Percent title.

If you are an American who shares the ideals of that historic III Percent of Americans who took arms against the King and took to the field when we needed serious men and women who were willing to fight, kill and die for the ideal of Liberty, you are a III Percent Patriot.



III Percent Patriots
A book examining the philosophical and practical challenges facing Constitutional Restoration, and a few of the key personalities
in the III Percent Movement.
By Hellesponte & Kerodin
Available January 2011

Get your head on straight, Patriot!

Following the counsel of idiots and hollow heroes regarding SHTF circumstances will get you dead...and if you can't tell the difference between serious men and hot-air machines, you're already half way to a mass grave.  Growling on blogs about how you will not yield one more inch, or one more of your gun rights, then letting LEO have your pistol during a traffic stop makes you a pathetic joke, not a Leader worthy of serious consideration. 

Hyperbolic proclamations about what you will do to any Alphabet Agency team making a dynamic entry to your home is hardly helpful to the Patriot cause.

If you draw a line in the sand, defend the damned line!  Do not whine and make excuses later about the better part of valor!  Your poor judgment (drawing the line) and cowardice (choosing not to defend it) colors us all.

Man up and think for yourself, or you are wasting perfectly good air, and feeding those who depend on your intellect and common sense false hope.

Mr. Kerodin is an Author, Columnist, Speaker & Speech Writer, and Patriot.

"This is Washington DC, my friend - when you play at a certain level in this town, you will be elected, or convicted.  Sometimes, both.  The order of events is irrelevant." - Kerodin

Required Daily Reads

Drudge Report

Market Ticker
Karl Denninger

The Elector Retards
Bashing William

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD

Gun Rights Examiner
David Codrea

TL in Exile
TL Davis

Western Rifle Shooters Assn

Washington Rebel

Cliffs of Insanity

War on Guns Blog
David Codrea

Gun Rights 4 US

Little Miss Attila

Sipsey Street Irregulars
Mike Vanderboegh

"Liberalism, and Liberals, are ruinous to the republic, and must be marginalized if America is to survive.  Patriots must step to this challenge and risk the wrath of the Politically Correct, and do the work that must be done to honor our Fathers.  Liberals must be stopped, at any cost." - Kerodin

"No, I apologize for nothing.  I know the truth, regardless of what may be in the press.  I know that when I stand before Saint Peter, I will be granted passage.  If I am ever granted audience with God, I have nothing to fear.  I have lived the life He chose for me, and I still have much work to do..." - Kerodin

"No man looks forward into life when young and can imagine for himself the life I have lived.  But I am better for it.  I have been places never anticipated.  I have had experiences never dreamed.  I have met people who would have never otherwise been in my social or professional circle.  I have, many times, leaned upon the words of Winston Churchill - 'When you are going through Hell, keep going!'" - Kerodin

My family continues to promote my values where I can not.  They are Patriots.  If you ever meet my wife, you will meet the most loyal wife and Patriot in America.  She is brave, brilliant, and bold.  We fight Liberal stupidity together through the First Amendment.  Laws change - and one day I will stand with her again in the Second Amendment fight that she carries on when I must stand aside."  - Kerodin

Current political leaders are only the face of the problem confronting America today.  The underlying cancer eating the American Soul is Liberalism.  But for your Liberal neighbors, Liberal politicians would never be elected to office.

It is not sufficient to simply defeat Liberal politicians at the polls.  Liberalism must be defeated in our society and Liberals must be marginalized, or this disease will kill the republic.

Every patriotic business owner should immediately fire every Liberal on staff and hire an employee who respects the nation and our Constitution.  Why should any business owner suffer an employee who will simply vote for politicians who further ruin the company?!

The Liberals in your community must be ostracized and denied entry into your social circle.  These stupid people are responsible for the insanity that affects everything from your property taxes to the curriculum taught to your children.  Why would you break bread with them, when they are the reason your bread costs too much?  Why would any parent permit them access to their children, when they are responsible for ruining your child's future?


This book may not be for you.

If you consider yourself to be a Liberal or Progressive, go away. You are not permitted to buy this book. This book is written by patriotic Americans for patriotic Americans. This is a discussion among ourselves, and if you are a Liberal politician or you vote for Liberal politicians,
(Of the genus Stupidus Liberalis)  you are not invited to participate.

First, we will demonstrate that all politicians, judges, and government employees at the Local, State, and Federal levels who support federal Healthcare Reform, the Assault Weapons Ban, TARP, Stimulus I, Free Trade Agreements, PATRIOT Act, the new “Jobs” bill, or a host of other such Federal programs or initiatives, are guilty of Treason against the United States of America.

Secondly, businesses, multi-national corporations and special interest groups that support Liberal politicians and/or Liberal programs, Cap & Trade, Global Warming legislation, et cetera, are committing Treason against the United States of America.

Finally, we will demonstrate that those private Citizens who support or vote for any of these politicians—once the nature of the politician is known to the public—or programs are equally guilty of Treason by knowingly lending material aid and support to a Traitor.

Excerpt: The five most expensive parts of our national budget are:

1.      Social Security

2.      Medicare

3.      Medicaid

4.      Defense

5.      Interest on the National Debt

Numbers 1, 2 and 3 are wholly unconstitutional and brought to us by Liberals. 

Number 5 is wholly a result of numbers 1, 2 and 3!