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Militiamen: Gear Up! 
by Hellesponte & Kerodin
November 7, 2010

Armed Rallies: The next step...

If you are in a fight for your life, and for a single moment you permit distraction to enter your psyche, you will die.

Add multiple attackers to the fight, and the margin of error is reduced exponentially.

Polygonal Battlespace.  Do not forget it.

It has been less than a week since the elections, and already the Establishment has succeeded in draining great amounts of energy from the Right, even the Hard Right, and they have managed to misdirect and obfuscate the focus that had been present in the weeks leading up to election day.

If any change is to come from these recent elections, it will be a gradual shift.  Nothing on the table for the Political Class of 2010 can make any positive difference whatsoever regarding the financial meltdown that is barreling toward America like a runaway freight train.  The forces of this economic storm are monumental, epic, and have been in motion for a long time, gathering energy as every day passes.

Most experts agree that we have reached critical mass, we have passed the point of no return.  You won't hear this in MSM, of course.  Pay attention to Denninger.

The only move possible to derail the economic ruin that seems now to be a certainty would be to immediately stop spending money on all extra-Constitutional policies and agencies and slash tax rates to the bone, just high enough to keep our defenses up and the true essentials of government operating.

Not only would this thwart our economic ruin, it would unleash growth that would forever bury the name of Keynes.

Name one elected official or economist who is even remotely talking in such terms.  There are none, not even from the new hires claiming the Tea Party brand. 

**Update**  Read this from Denninger's site.  Sarah is talking about the root causes of our economic problems.

Consider Sarah.

Indeed, the Left beckons for evermore ruinous actions, while the Right calls for extension of the Bush tax rates, as if that means anything at all!  The Bush tax rates represent a butt-toot in a hurricane.

Even from the Hard Right we hear calls for boycotting the Big 4 banks, of withdrawing our votes from the next election cycle, of organizing "Keep Your Oath" rallies, of organizing...

...I am the last person who will disparage such efforts and thinking, but in total it amounts to throwing spoons at a battle tank.

Most on the Hard Right seem to agree that violence is likely inevitable.  Most of us would like to avoid violence, hence the ideas that we all keep throwing out there, hoping something sticks.

But the reality is that for non-violent means to be effective, you need many, many people.  Even in a nation facing the troubles we face today, we typically have about 50% of the eligible voting population turn out, significantly less in mid-terms, and of that turnout more than half vote for Collectivist politicians and policies!

Enlisting the general public in any pre-collapse remedy is futile.  Once the economy tanks, more will pay attention, but different rules will be in effect.

This leads us back to where we were a week ago: Any serious change in America toward a restoration of our founding principles will come only from an active minority who are steadfast in their commitment. 

Too many people are frightened of the words, so here they are: Nothing short of the spirit, tools and actions of the Militiaman will have any chance of correcting the course of America.

We have done our duty and sent our representatives to office.  That is only one aspect of this polygonal battlespace.  You may now scratch Vote from your Patriot To-Do list, and move to the next item, because voting alone is NOT going to make the difference this cycle.

Now it is time for the Militiaman to step onto the public green across America and drive home the point: Pay attention to your oath of office.

The modern Militiaman is the same breed of American who stepped out in Lexington and Concord.  He had the tools of the Militiaman with him.  He stood shoulder to shoulder with other Militiamen.

Vanderboegh articulated this group of Americans with the label that has come to represent a type of American, the modern Militiaman, as well as a philosophy: The III Percent.

Now is the time for this group of Patriots to make themselves unavoidable.  Vanderboegh, Concerned American, Alvie, Daniel Almond and others already have the tool: The armed rally.

The message conveyed by armed Patriots with tactical/fighting go bags over the shoulder around the country can not be misinterpreted by those who would be our Masters.  If your goal is to remind your new politicians that you expect them to keep their word, what better than a crowd of armed Patriots on the grounds of City Hall or the State House?

If your goal is to raise awareness among like-minded Countrymen, what better way than making armed rallies a normal, mainstream event?  Pressure your local politicians to support your efforts.  If they help, you know who your friends are next voting cycle.  If they don't help, you'll know their names, too.

Of course the mainstream media and Political Class will push back.  So what?  They are not our allies, anyway.  Make these rallies commonplace so that Fox becomes comfortable reporting them for us - remember, Fox does reach a large slice of the middle.

Make it routine to hold armed rallies as close to population points and strategic Ruckus points as possible.  Use the permit process in your AO and dot all of your T's and cross all of your I's...but get yourself and your local Patriots out there.

Appoint a spokesman, if you have a particularly suited individual in your midst, because you will earn local news coverage.  News coverage will probably be harsh, be sure to police your group and make sure everyone behaves.  Network.  Sell a few hotdogs or patches or pass a collection plate to cover the cost of permits and advertising.  Set up websites to promote your events.  Bring in your local Tea Party folks, they are already allies and they have infrastructure.  Reach out to your local NRA, GOA, SAF, JPFO.

If you have a lawyer in your group, ask for help when you run into the inevitable static you will encounter with your local officials.  If you don't have a friendly lawyer in the group, make it a goal to get one.  Lawyers are not the enemy, though bad lawyers are useless.

I can not think of a more effective action that serves so many purposes at the same time, advances so many political goals at once, as dozens of armed rallies across the nation on any given weekend.

Think about it.  If you are motivated to get this done, contact Vanderboegh, Concerned American, Alvie, Daniel Almond and ask for their insights, since they have all been there.

Take point and make it happen in your AO.  Don't wait for someone else to do it...that's what is wrong with America today.  Everyone wants to be strong, no one wants to eat the spinach.

If you live in the DC Metro area and would attend, let me know the best area for you.  I'll do my part this winter.


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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III Percent Patriots

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, available Speaker & Speech Writer.

"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

Gun Rights Examiner
David Codrea

War on Guns Blog
David Codrea

Western Rifle Shooters Assn

Washington Rebel

Cliffs of Insanity

Gun Rights 4 US

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!