I began writing this series of articles on the 23rd. I started out writing a single article, and even that article was not my original intent. I just felt prompted to write about current events. Then the article grew…and grew…and grew some more. At that point I knew I had to break it up into a series of articles or it would be some huge server-crashing article of gargantuan proportions..
This has been an interesting writing experience for me, somewhat unsettling. Some of the stuff I have touched on before. Here I included some of that but really tried to tie it all together in a way that it would be helpful to you. I will say at times it was challenging. I also know that it will bring a spotlight on me. Oh well 🙂
I hope you enjoy what I believe to be the conclusion of this series of articles…
In case you haven’t yet read the first articles –
- March 18th article – < click here to read >
- First article posted on 3/24 – < click here to read >
- Second article posted on 3/25 – < click here to read >
- Yesterday’s article posted on 3/26 – <click here to read >
In this article I will go into –
- What some of our options are to do now and the consequences.
- What some folks have tired and that outcome.
- What the plan is that I suggest.
- I will talk a bit about the ultimate grid-down and a conversation I had with the military.
- I will also touch base on upcoming elections and martial law.
- I hope my ending will be meaningful to you and help guide you in some small way.
But now what?
Great question. Unfortunately you won’t like my answer any better when the question was posed, “So what do we do?”
Now is where I want to take a turn on you. But, before I do let me share with you some experience I had today and yesterday 3/25 & 3/26). I wanted to test the “propaganda” concept I put forward back when I was talking about a totalitarian state. It had to do with the demonetization of Constitutionalists and the Patriot movement. I searched for news articles on Yahoo that spoke of Bunkerville, Bundys, Malheur Refuge, Patriot, etc. I was utterly amazed! Well, not really.
The articles I found were horrendous. They spoke of those men in terms of “terrorists,” “armed extremists,” “violent extremists,” “insurrection,” etc. I thought I was reading about ISIS fighters beheading Americans in Oregon or something along those lines. So I tested my own statements of facts…and I found that all of the articles were written by far left-wing liberals, environmental extremists, and hardcore Progressives. In other words all those groups and folks who embrace a huge intrusive government…i.e. totalitarian state lovers. Those very media entities that are working together with the government to establish a totalitarian state.
But, here is something else I realized as I was thinking through this discovery – All of these leftists who embrace, support, and work to establish a large federal government that controls every aspect of life…well, they are for the most part, the “hippies” of the 60’s. Yes, the radical anti-establishment folks!
Yeah, go figure. The same people, who while young, demonstrated against, protested against, and sometimes bombed everything that had to do with the federal government are now embracing everything that they hated all of those years ago. So I naturally asked myself “Why?” I have yet to come to any conclusions, but I will share them when I figure it out. I just thought it was interesting.
So back to the original point I was about to put forward…
If you look at the entire history of the world, we (the USA), aren’t that different. Granted, we put the first ever Constitutional Republic into place. Yup, we were the first one in the history of the world. And quite frankly, if you look at the world today, we are still unique in our form of government, rights, freedoms, liberties, etc. But all of that doesn’t exempt us from certain laws of nature. Yes, I believe the United States was founded “how” and “why” it was for a very special purpose. But that purpose has been accomplished.
I was talking to a high-level Department of Education guy last night. As we spoke I could hear the resignation in his voice as we spoke of the country’s current state of affairs. After a while he blurted out that we really were ending up just like the Roman Empire. I enthusiastically agreed with him saying “Exactly like the Roman Empire, with the same ending.” He and I are right…we are nearly there.
He tried to be positive and hopeful one more time by talking of some special turning-point event that might bring us collectively to our senses and make us realize the error of our ways. And, that event would be the catalyst of us, as a people, restoring our fundamental foundation…the Constitutional principles that made us great and a free people. Me, being the realist that I am, brought up the two great revolutions of the 18th century, the American and French revolutions.
The American Revolution ended up with reconciliation and the Constitution. Even those colonists that worked against the Founding Fathers and the patriot effort were forgiven and brought into the new country’s family. The French Revolution ended quite differently. Years of gruesome executions took place where well over 16,000 people were killed, most by the guillotine. However, the guillotine method of execution proved to be too slow for the vicious and revengeful crowds. The winners of that revolution took to using cannons loaded with grapeshot to slaughter larger numbers of their enemy at one time.
As we continued to talk I pointed out the difference between the two revolutions were the characters of the men who advocated, and eventually won those conflicts. The Founding Fathers of the American Revolution were almost to the man firm believers in God. They sought God’s counsel, lived by His guidance, and acknowledged His hand in all good things. The leaders of the French Revolution had no such character.
Then I asked my friend, “Where are those Godly leaders today?”
You see, we have no leaders today that can lead us to a restoration of the Constitutional principles that once again could bring back the freedom and liberty that the souls of men can embrace. Gone are the days where great men do great things for our country through their convictions founded in God. Today God is an outlaw when it comes to government. Actually, God has become a society taboo in general.
God told us not to kill. Yet, we kill over a million babies a year in the womb, some outside. And, the government pays for the vast majority of those killings. God told us not to lie. Yet, we are hard pressed to find a single person in government to tell the truth. God tells us not to steal. Yet, government forcibly takes money from people and gives it to others while lining their own pockets. The government rewards banks for stealing, they reward Wall Street firms for stealing, they reward insurance companies for stealing…all the time taking money from citizens to give to those that have stolen from us to begin with.
And the irony of it all…if we complain, voice opposition to, or try to expose those exact things that God has told not to do, those things the government is doing…well, we are then classified by that very same government to be “right-wing extremists,” “anti-government extremists,” or “potential domestic terrorists.” How convenient.
As we concluded our conversation I shared with him exactly what I thought could be done. How we could be successful. How we could win. And therein is the beauty of it all. It is simple, achievable, and results in a wonderful outcome. It can bring peace to a person’s mind and soul. It can allow a sense of serenity to take over in one’s entire being to the point where people will ask you what the heck is going on with you.
The Ultimate Grid-Down
Now, I want to move into an area that some will find offensive, others bizarre, and most people would find entirely uncomfortable. I am referring to some large-scale event that would be a serious, perhaps ultimate, grid-down.
Last week I had lunch with a well-placed military official. A man who is the #2 in his unit of specially and specifically trained individuals. We talked for hours about many subjects. Our three hour lunchtime conversation began as a social outing but it wasn’t long before we transitioned into a deep conversation about current events. I got brave enough to ask him about the coming elections and what was the talk in the military. His answer shocked me.
His startling reply was they didn’t think there wouldn’t be an election and there would be an attempt to impose martial law due to massive outbreak of violence. Notice the wording “attempt.”
I about fell out of my chair. Of course my best friend has been telling me that for over a year. And another friend of mine that is very intelligent and very dialed in on current events said the same thing. But, here is a well-placed military man saying exactly the same thing. He saw the look of shock on my face.
“Oh yeah, we’re talking about it and some of us are doing advanced planning on what to do about it. But informally.” Another interesting statement.
He went on to tell me that this is commonly talked about in the units he is aware of. They are keenly aware that Barry has gutted the military of many of the top Constitution supporting leadership. They don’t like what he has done…not one bit. They are also informally going through martial law scenarios and how they, the American military, will react.
At least the units this guy is aware of have talked quietly among themselves about who they feel in their units will not support the Constitution and who will just blindly follow orders subjugating the people. Identifying those individuals is the first step in neutralizing any potential threat he said. And they do in-fact see non-Constitutionalists as threats.
I asked him why he thought there would be a declaration of martial law. His reply was simple and straight forward…campaign and election related violence. The feeling is that the election will generate sufficient violence that martial law will be declared and either the election will be canceled or nullified. He was rock solid serious about that.
At this point I am not buying into the “no election” and “martial law” concept espoused by him, my best friend, or my “in-the-know” buddy. I just can’t wrap my head around that at this point. I hope I am not suffering from Normalcy Bias.
But, I wanted to keep hearing what he had to say so I didn’t challenge him. He went on – The military feels, at least the ones that he has talked with, that the number one threat to the safety of the people during martial law is law enforcement. Well second to that of the liberal politicians and the leftist violence inciters. I was stunned to hear that about law enforcement. I asked him what the standard was to make that judgement. He said law enforcement’s responsibility is “to protect and serve.” If they, the military units, found any law enforcement agency not protecting and serving the people, or taking advantage of the people, or creating little fiefdoms…they would disarm those departments. When I asked what they would do if any law enforcement agency would resist being disarmed, his reply was, they would cease to exist.
Yeah, you read that right. He told me that military units had law enforcement so utterly outgunned that no law enforcement agency could ever win. Yes, they had concerns about some agencies. Interestingly enough he mentioned a specific law enforcement agency’s special operations unit that they wouldn’t enjoy taking on, ICE. But his unit would be able to defeat any law enforcement agency…period.
It was also interesting to note that he felt that a big “unknown” in terms of which law enforcement agency would do was the Border Patrol. He said they are decently armed, fairly well trained, and organized. But, he also mentioned that presidents and Congress prevent them from actually doing their job and protecting the borders. He said the Border Patrol personnel are so demoralized and beaten down that they might just fade away should martial law be declared.
Then the conversation got weird…he looked me square in the eye and told me they would apply the same test to militias. He told me that the military doesn’t automatically see militias as bad. He said if they encounter a militia they will test them the same as police department…are they protecting the people. If they are not, they will be disarmed or neutralized. If they are protecting the people then the militia will be seen as friendly and supported if needed. Wow! I asked him if he was serious. He said if a militia has the same goal and mission as the military – protecting the people – then they are doing the same thing for the same reason…thus, they are no threat.
Let me recap a couple other points he made –
- Essentially no US town within 50 miles of the Mexican border is safe during martial law or grid-down. They will be overtaken by Mexican cartels.
- The police department in my town is seen by the military as a law enforcement agency that will not be friendly to the people. They think the PD will try to establish a fiefdom. The military will simply not let that happen but they will wait and see what happens.
- Should martial law be declared illegally, or the military sees any similar action to be unconstitutional, their plan is to stay on their bases and protect the people around the base in a defensive posture.
- Any military unit that begins any offensive action during a situation described above should be, will be deemed, a threat against the people. And should be treated as such.
- The military in general has absolutely no confidence in the current president to do the right thing, protect the people, or abide by the Constitution.
I was startled by the whole conversation to say the least. But, I have to remember that his was one person’s view, opinion, and experience in this regards. He might be full of crap and blowing smoke. However, he is a career military man, a well placed one. And the second military person to tell me essentially the same thing. It is up to you to believe what you will. But, I felt I had to get it out there for you to at least be aware of. It does however bring me to my another point of prepping.
What do you do if martial law is declared?
Man…that is truly a tough one. But, let me see what I can come up.
First, we are really in deep crap if that happens. It means that we really have an unsafe set of circumstances all around us. It also means there is a pretty high likelihood that people are going to get hurt or killed…maybe you or your family members.
Second, we will find ourselves faced with some legal issues. Is the declaration actually Constitutional to begin with? Is the intent to protect or subjugate citizens? And then how do we weigh disobeying what appears to be legal, for a greater purpose?
Third, what do you do when the authorities come to impose their will, legal or otherwise, on your or your family?
The honest answer…I can’t tell you what to do. Yeah, all of this is something you must decide on.
If you feel that we are in a desperate situation with a near tyrannical government you can review what our Founding Fathers had to say –
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Yes, that is from the Declaration of Independence, the founding document of our Constitutional Republic. And think of this for a moment…simply saying you believe in the statement above, that you feel that it is the right of American citizens, now qualifies you as a “potential domestic terrorist” in the eyes of our current government. And it is extremely important for you to know that!
During a time of martial law, legal or otherwise, or at any other time, you feel that you must take action to restore our Republic and the Constitution upon which it is founded…well, you are signing your arrest warrant, maybe your death warrant. And I am very serious about that statement.
There are many people and groups today that are talking about “taking action” to turn this country around, to protect the people, to fight for freedom. Just remember, the kind of men and women who did just that at Bunkerville are now being arrested, jailed, put on trial, and even killed for taking that stand. It is a stand that once taken, it cannot be reversed. Our government, specifically the FBI, will seek revenge upon those that take that stand. They are not forgiving, the will not give in or give up until you are crushed…or they somehow lose.
Yes, I know it sounds dire and ominous…it is meant to be. This is nothing to be trifled with. There were several so-called patriot group and militia groups that talked big in regards to Bunkerville and the Malheur Refuge. They spoke boldly about protecting, providing security, and other brash statements. But what were their actions when it came right down to it? Did they protect Finicum? Did they do anything prevent the violent and fatal outcome? Are they doing anything to prevent the arrests of the Patriot movement participants? Are they coming to their aid in any way? Where are they now?
Those are tough questions! But questions I want you to seriously consider before taking any action that might not bode well for you and your family.
I am saying DO NOT count on any group being something special. I am saying DO NOT count on any person coming to your aid in your endeavor. Heck, the person talking to you about doing something could be a well-paid criminal confidential informant working for the FBI…egging you on and setting you up!
I have a friend who is highly trained and really intelligent. He is also pretty well connected to a whole lot of folks. He is someone I would say would be able to clearly answer the question, “When do I take action?” But, even he fell short for an answer.
We were talking about this very subject, war-gaming far-fetched scenarios, this week. I asked him his opinion on “when” and he stumbled as badly as I did, maybe worse. His response was “I don’t know.” Then he kept going, “Maybe when they come for my family.” But then, “Maybe when they come for my community.” But he said again that he didn’t know. He talked about what if it was bad and they were crushing a city in California…he might not do anything because it didn’t affect him. But he expressed reservations that maybe he should do something to help them.
We ended that little war-gaming session with the same outcome, “We hope we know when the time is right to do something.”
How pathetic! No, I am not criticizing my friend, or myself. I am just saying that it is frustrating to not be able to answer that question right now, clearly, and unambiguously. But, maybe it is a good thing to not be able to answer when would be a clear call to arms. We left it at committing to be sensitive to, and willing to hear, the prompting of when the time is right.
That is why I said I can’t give you any answer in this regard of what you can do or when. I can only caution you in regards to the ramifications and potential consequences. But, once gain our Founding Fathers knew what they were about –
“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
…and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
My Plan To Win…What We Ca Do
1 – Put yourself right. I mean dig deep into who you are and fix it. Overcome those things in your life that make you someone that you don’t want to be. Tell the truth every time, in everything. Never tell another lie. Don’t steal anything ever. Be the person who finds a quarter on the ground and looks around trying to find the owner. If you happen to get too much change from the cashier, return it. Be that person who lets the other driver into the flow of traffic, or gives them a break while turning. Become the person who people would trust with their baby. Have honor, integrity, and strong moral character. Become the person your parents and grandchildren are proud of.
2 – Love your family. Reach out to family members and share with them what you know to be right and true. No, don’t be overbearing and obnoxious about it. Be strong but gentle in encouraging all your family members to put themselves right, to become people of honor and uprightness. Form strong bonds of love and trust. Be a safe place for each other, a place all of you want to be.
3 – Reach out to your congregation and/or community. If you are a religious person, be to your congregation what you are to your family…warm, loving, trustworthy, and honorable. Encourage them, love them, be a person that they recognize as one of reliability and who can be sought out in times of trouble. Next, do the same with your immediate community. No, I am not speaking in terms of an entire town or city…perhaps not even beyond your neighborhood block. Host a neighborhood hotdog cookout or sponsor a potluck. Wave to everyone as you see them each day. Seek ways to serve those that might need a little help with something as small as mowing their yard, shoveling their walk, bringing them a casserole if they are sick and would enjoy a meal that they didn’t have to prepare.
4 – Finally…prepare. Yes, this could be seen as item #1. And yes, you can work on all four of these items together. But, prepare. No, I am not saying go out and buy three years of food on a credit card. No, I am not saying go out and buy the best AR-15 on the market, add 20 Magpul magazines, along with 10,000 rounds of ammo. I am not telling you anything specific to do or buy. It is up to you to make that determination. Sure, this website is all about providing guidance in that area…but only guidance, not concrete “must-do’s” that are inviolate.
If you need a starting place learn about potential common threats to any emergency, disaster, or grid-down. Then move on to learning about prepping “layers” as your next step. I assure you that once you are done understanding those two basic concepts you will know what you need to do.
- “Layers” or emergency preparedness
- Understanding common threats in emergencies, disasters, and grid-down
But, some may ask, ”Prepare for what?” And that is an excellent question!
There are so many things that everyone must deal with in life at some point or another. None of us can go through life untouched by the events, sometimes calamities, around us. So it benefits everyone to prepare for them. And honestly, the prepping for all of the eventualities is pretty much the same, follows the same guidelines and requires the same efforts.
I will close this article in these, the most desperate, frustrating, and dangerous time in US history with this –
- Know that I love my country with all my heart to the deepest level of my soul. No, I don’t love my government, for it has forsaken everything that the United States was founded upon.
- I love my God, my Father in Heaven, beyond the ability to put into words.
- I love you my friends, brothers, and sisters in a bond that is cemented with the events swirling around us and the desire to breathe free.
- I am doing everything I can to provide information sufficient to prepare people for emergencies, disasters, and grid-down.
- I am trying my hardest to share my thoughts and opinions with you on the condition our dear, sweet country is in and why.
- I will continue to provide information that will be helpful to you in any way possible for as long as I can. The end results of which I don’t know.
- Your family is the most important thing in your life, or it should be. Love them, protect them with your very life if need be.
- Your congregation, even your community, might be your expanded family. Find out, work hard, try, and see what can happen.
- Most of all…set yourself right with God. If you don’t believe in God…please rethink that that position. Consider just for a moment that you might have been mistaken.
- Know that I have done my best. Hopefully it has been the right things, for the right reason, and it has been enough.
Hang in there…we know how this all comes out in the end. Evil does not, will not, win. Good will ultimately triumph…I know that to be true.
I think I will post one more article in this series. Stand-by!
Related Articles –
- SitRep 3/24/2016 – Part #1 (urgent)
- SitRep 3/24/2016 – Part #2 (urgent)
- SitRep 3/24/2016 – Part #3 (urgent)
- March 18th – No crystal ball…then again…
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