by Hellesponte & Kerodin
July 19, 2010
There is considerable
confusion and hesitancy in the III Community.
When do we fight? Whom do we fight? Who
are our leaders? How do we fight?
Ballots or bullets? AO or MO? Small Unit
Fire Teams? Do we create Sniper Teams?
Do we create Special Ops teams of Saboteurs and
Provocateurs to harass and deny the enemy? Or,
do we go Ninja and work independently, with no
coordination, indeed, no knowledge, of others
working in your AO?
There are numerous
voices within the III Community. Several,
Mike at Sipsey Street
David over at War on Guns
are outstanding examples of Patriots who work very
hard to keep the community informed and provide
commentary, and offer to share their expertise on
matters. There are many others.
Every individual is
ultimately responsible for himself and his family.
When the SHTF, whatever circumstances may obtain, it
is your reasoning, your consideration,
and singularly your decision how to respond
There are many
viewpoints within the III Community.
As I have explored
the III Community on the web I have found that the
common thread among the most adult and serious
minded is that conflict is inevitable. Most
have moved beyond the academic contemplations of
if and why, and moved into the practical
contemplations of recourse.
The Event is
inevitable. It is imminent. The
Political Class will either create a crisis or take
advantage of a crisis as a means to put their "Plan",
whatever that Plan may be, into action.
It is not if...but when. If you
disagree with me about this, please do not bother to
write. I simply can not be bothered to spend
energy on you. I have connected the dots and I
understand what is coming for us.
When we consider the
Trigger Event that may begin an event or chain of
events leading to SHTF scenarios, the variables are
many. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods,
economic blips, a coup in the nation of
WhoCaresWhere. Katrinas, Wacos, Ruby Ridges
are a dime a dozen. Many are spontaneous.
Some...not so much. The Trigger Event is a
detail, and probably an insignificant detail.
It is the response
from Government that will force you to consider your
contingency plans and, perhaps, engage in a
protocol. Government takes many forms in
America. Regulators, city councils, city
inspectors, bureaucrats of many flavors from the
smallest cities, towns and villages up to the most
sophisticated of their ilk, the Federal Bureaucrat.
LEO has a similar
organizational structure. Living just 8
minutes from Washington DC I have hundreds of LEO
shops within 20 miles of my home. Where you
live there are probably fewer groups and overall
numbers of boots on the ground, though the same
structure applies. You will have your
city/town cops. You'll usually have County
police and the Sheriffs department. State
Depending on the
nature of the Trigger Event, the damage being
wrought, and the brazen nature of the Political
Class, you may find US Military in the mix. As
someone who was in DC on 9/11, understand that the
Political Class has tremendous resources at their
disposal. It did not take very long to put the
Nation's Capitol on lockdown, including Stinger
Anti-Air units on the National Mall, Hummers with M2
Browning's stretching from Georgetown through
Capitol Hill on most corners.
may be, when it happens, you are alone in
your actions. Most of us will simply do as the
nice men and women with overwhelming firepower tell
us to do, leave the area as quickly and safely as
possible and get to our children and families.
Once they are safe, we can settle in for a while to
let events unfold.
Once you are home and
safe with all family members accounted, you must
assess the situation and determine your course of
action. Many people in the III Community are
networking today and developing contingency plans
and protocols. Intel is the order of the day
in the early hours and days of any event that brings
Government into action.
Here is where the
variables fill our considerations and the sheer
number of what-ifs becomes daunting to
wrestle. So, you prioritize. What are
the most likely challenges that you will face?
Firstly, is it safe to stay where you are or has the
situation devolved to a point that you need to
boogie to a safe house? Are you on a list, and
relatively certain that Government will be coming to
your home to take your weapons, or you? No one
can answer any of the questions for you.
There are three
points that are of vital importance as regards this
~ First, you must embrace the concept that
Government will at some point seek to impose its
will upon you and yours at the muzzle of a weapon.
If you do not believe this is likely to happen, do
not waste your time.
~ Second, you must decide how you will meet this
challenge. If you choose the path of the
Patriot, then commit to the decision. Research
what you need to learn. Acquire the tools you
will need to possess. Train yourself and your
family members the basics. Do not become a
Keyboard Commando. Do the business of
preparing yourself and family to survive and
~ Third, It is of the utmost importance that
Patriots from every corner of America share the same
End Game. There must be a singular goal,
easily articulated and comprehended. Every
single Patriot must risk his life, his fortune, and
his sacred honor to achieve the goal.
What is the goal?
Respect for the
Founding Documents of the republic.
That is all. We
must demand that when we defeat those who seek
Socialism and worse, we will elect people to offices
based on the methods outlined in the Constitution.
Those people will serve, faithfully, within the
bounds of the Constitution as intended by our
Founders, Framers, and every soul who struggled to
help defeat the British.
Our goal must not be to re-invent the wheel.
Personally, I am convinced that no group of men and
women today could write a Constitution better than
the one we have. Of course we have evolved to
embody that all men possess equal opportunity, as
was the will of the Founders and Framers, though the
political realities of the day demanded
less-than-ideal solutions for blacks and women.
The states are free
and independent. The Federal Government is
tasked with limited responsibilities. Our
Economy is a Free Market, unencumbered with devices
such as the Fed and paper money. No state may
pass a law countering the Natural and Innate Rights
of Americans. Americans say anything they
wish, to whom they wish. They may do so while
armed, concealed and otherwise, no matter where they
may be in this country. They may associate
with anyone they choose, and they may not associate
with anyone they choose to ignore. They are
once again secure in their persons from "Stop &
Frisk" silliness. Taxes are left to the
Constitutional limits of excise and tariff (and
States that choose to tax)
Gun Control applies
to all Government Employees.
If, in our struggles
to return America to her proper place in the world
of Men, we Patriots focus on the return of the
Constitution and the ideals embodied in it by our
Founders and Framers, we will have armed ourselves
with the most noble justification for our actions.
Later columns will
explore tradecraft, doctrine, strategy, tactics,
weapons, targeting the cogs of power, and the other
matters of vital importance to the Patriot.