I’ve had more than a few requests to explain my Action Plan that I included at the end of my SitRep – 07/17/20. So I took a few hours this morning to write some of my reasoning behind what I suggested as items for your action plan. As always, some of the items may apply to you, some might not. Even those that apply to you are to be used by you as you see fit. Let your instinct be your guide. Only YOU know your situation and what is best for you, your family, and your community.
I hope this makes sense and you find value in what I put forward. I think if you ponder it…no, I am sure that as you ponder these 16 items you will find the value, the nuggets, that will help you in going forward.
If you haven’t already read the SitRep – 07/17/20 – Warning! you may want to do so before reading this post <click here to read it>.
Here is each of the 16 items and some thoughts on each:
- Implement a plan to fill any holes in your emergency preparations based on the 7 Common Risks & Threats.
We have seen in the last 6 months what it is like when folks aren’t prepared for even the most simple and basic of issues and disruptions of the supply chain and services. Do you want to run out of toilet paper? Of course not. But, what disappears from the shelves next…do you have enough to get by? We have an overall idea of what might come next…I want you to be prepared for it so you and your family do not suffer. And, the 7 Common Risks & Threats covers the bases when it comes to ALL aspects of emergency preparedness. Each one of those Risks/Threats are common to every emergency, disaster, and even grid-down. If you have used that as a guide you will be prepared, you will be ready, and you will not fear.
Why work diligently to fill the holes now? Why not now? You know what is coming.
- Do NOT join any militia of any kind, or any group that vocally expresses blanket support for police.
Sounds strange that these two are lumped together. But I have my reasoning. There are groups out there, some are referred to as militias, but they go by other names as well. And these groups are militant and express unconditional support for law & order, police departments, and anti-AntiFa, etc. They have been showing up in communities well-armed, some in full battle rattle.
However, some of these groups have questionable leadership, suspect motives, and doubtful ability to understand and stand-by Constitutionals rights of folks. They act tough, they strut around, and show off their latest cool tactical gear. But, beware!!
All of these groups either have government special agents (i.e. FBI) or confidential informants that are keeping their respective law enforcement agencies fully aware of what is going on…well, their version of what is going on. There is a huge list of instances where these “moles” have reported misinformation back to their handlers…and in the past it has led to arrests, malicious prosecution, wrongful imprisonment, and in some extreme cases…death. Police departments are desperate right now to prove themselves…don’t get caught up in something like that.
More importantly…don’t get caught up in a group, however well-intentioned, who may do the wrong thing at the wrong time, in the wrong situation…and it goes horribly bad.
This is not the time for joining a militia or any similar group.
- Do look for Peace Officers who respect and honor the Constitution…in good times and bad. Then tell them you appreciate them and stand by them when the time comes…and the time will come.
As I’ve pointed out for years…there are good guys out there who carry badges! And the good ones are fairly easy to spot…they are the police officers (a.k.a Peace Officers) who are not killing people by kneeling on their neck, they are not the ones arresting journalists, they are not the ones shooting peaceful protesters with rubber bullets, they are not the ones whisking protestors off in unmarked vans while not wearing agency identification, they are not the ones posting mocking or racist material on websites, etc. You know who they are. They are not the ones who will justify their acts by saying, “I was just following orders” or “I don’t make the laws, I just enforce them.” The good guys will stand by the Constitution, rights, liberties, and freedoms even when it is not popular with their political bosses or their fellow officers. They are the ones who know that “To serve and protect” means to serve and protect citizens…NOT serve politicians or political agendas. They are the ones will to stop other officers from “tuning up” suspects…or stop them from killing a man in handcuffs, on the ground, begging for his life, while one of the badge holding tough guys…well, you get the idea.
And the good guys with badges NEED your support! They need that face-to-face where you sincerely thank them, buy them lunch, give them a bottle of water on a hot day, and any number of heartfelt gestures. They need that support now…and they will need your support in the future. And in the future the support they need may well be of a more physical nature.
Let the good guys know that you recognize them, appreciate them, respect them, and are there for them. Be actively engaged in this effort! The good guys with badges need to know that the public has their back…or at least you have their back.
- Do NOT generally talk to folks about forming any armed group.
Right now most law enforcement agencies, all federal law enforcement agencies, have an all-out effort to identify “threats” and that means people capable of and willing to cause violence. And as the FBI has been directing these efforts for nearly 20 years…potential domestic terrorists are at the top of their concern list. And the list that the FBI and DHS uses to identify potential domestic terrorists apply to almost exactly anyone who is a prepper, Constitutionalist, Christian, veteran, food storage advocate, etc. And they are specifically looking for any “groups” who advocate violence. And yes, that means any group who support the Second Amendment and who want to protect their family and community.
Especially now…if you become associated with, or attempt to form, any group who is armed, expresses a desire to protect your community or protect your personal property….you will fall directly in the bullseye of one or more law enforcement agencies…and almost assuredly at the federal level…meaning the FBI. And don’t think you can do so under the radar. The FBI has a massive network of undercover agents and confidential informants who are all ready, willing, and able to suck you into their web.
Stay away from these kinds of activities.
- Stay very aware of what is happening in your community. Keep your Situation Awareness at its peak.
I am sure you’ve noticed that protests have occurred from coast to coast. Obviously all the big cities…but also in small towns. A nearby town, population under 12000 people, had BLM protestors and a few AntiFa mixed in. However, they were largely ineffective, ignored, and didn’t cause any notable problems. But…they were there and who knows what might spark a real problem. But, that isn’t the real threat…at least not in this situation. Just yesterday I ran into some a large number of folks doing some “target practice” out in the middle of nowhere while I was riding in my UTV. Normally no issue…but they were drinking and blowing up more than a little tannerite. As a couple of us were talking four of the 20 – 40 age group took their AKs & ARs and just let loose with extreme rapid fire for a whole 30-round mag each. Then the hooting and hollering as the smoke cleared…
“That’s just what those AntiFa guys will get!”
OK, so maybe the beer and false bravado of a gun rush was talking. But, there is some truth to what they said. How much truth is debatable. But, what if a group of folks like this actually geared-up and went after a relatively benign group of protestors in the community? Or even went after a group of looters? Leave the bad guys to the police and those protecting their own personal property and businesses. Don’t get involved in armed vigilantly groups.
Be aware of what is happening in your community, the potential flash points, and even the smallest of threats. It might just get out of hand.
- Stay off social media where controversial topics are discussed such as militias, armed resistance, etc.
This ties into earlier topics. Law enforcement agencies have people combing through social media looking for potential targets. And I mean anyone who they can classify, rightly or wrongly, as a potential threat…especially “groups.” And once they have put you on the list…you never, ever get off it. You are in their database forever…and always a potential threat!
If things get bad (I could just as easily say “when”) and law enforcement starts to round up folks, who will they come for first? Second? If/when they want to send a message to those who would oppose ant-Constitutional actions…who are they going to look at as their biggest threat or easiest target…and what will they do?
Just trust me on this…you don’t need this kind of attention right now…or in the future. Don’t bring a spotlight on yourself in this way. And I am telling you point blank…federal law enforcement agencies are all over social media looking for targets of opportunity. Don’t be one!
- Read, understand, and use all of my Immediate Action Warnings that I have produced since the beginning of 2020.
I don’t have all the answers. I do have some. I issue those Immediate Action Warnings for a reason…sometimes for a whole host of reason. Sometimes I have inside information that I cannot, and will not reveal. Sometimes it is just common sense and some folks may just need a little nudge. Whatever the case…read the warnings and listen to what your instinct tells you needs to be done for you and your family. Then act on it!
- Have discussions with your neighbors to get an idea of where they are with everything that is happening.
What I am talking about here is just to get a feel for what is in their head and heart. Whose side are they on? Will they be on the right side when it hits the fan? Will they be a threat or valuable ally when times get tough? Are they a raging liberal AntiFA supporter…or worse, a law & order extremist?
Just get to know who your neighbors are…it will pay off big time!! And they might even invite you over for a BBQ.
- Prepare for the potential second wave of COVID-19 this fall.
COVID-19 is in its third major mutation…that has made it much more contagious. However, it appears that its lethality is lower. So you are more likely to get it, and less likely to die from it.
However, the next natural mutation would be for COVID-19 to become more lethal. That’s just how viruses work. Their mission is to find hosts, feed off them, and move on. A “survival of the fittest” kind of thing.
Right now people are outside much more, and that means more social distancing, and more sun whose UV rays kills viruses. But as fall approaches, and especially if schools open back up, we will be in much closer proximity to each other, less sunlight, and a perfect breeding ground for the spread of the virus. History has proven that over and over.
If those in power see a spike of the nature we could be looking at in the fall they will react in more dramatic and draconian ways. They already have a good feel for what powers, Constitutional or otherwise, that they can wield over their respective populations. And you could see extreme measures taken…far worse than what we’ve seen so far. And with it being a presidential election cycle…well, let your imagination dictate what could happen. Don’t get caught lacking in your prepping.
- Prepare for increased violence when/if colleges and schools reopen.
Colleges are historical hotbeds of unrest and violence when it comes to social issues. Kids at that age are full of energy, seeking direction, susceptible to all manner of evil, and easily motivated to violence. Beware! If the anarchist leadership can maintain the momentum they’ve built up there could be real trouble. Just as a second wave of COVID-19…we could be looking at a second wave of violence. This would especially be true if another George Floyd situation occurred…or a situation that the propagandists could make one to appear as such.
This has the potential to be a huge flashpoint! Not just the anarchists and politicians will take advantage of it…look for the violent right to become much more active.
- Prepare for a horrific Presidential campaign season.
I’ve been writing and warning about this for a couple of years now. And for good reason! Not only do we have historical perspective of what the “politics” could look like…we now have the widespread violence aspect increasing. And I am telling you point blank…there is political violence coming.
The violence will be from both sides. AntiFa and the leftists will want to confront Trump supporters. And there will no shortage of Trump supporters who will welcome the opportunity to violently confront those on the left. And violence will occur…and it will be deadly.
I expect to see a level of violence on par with the Democratic National Convention of 1968…or worse. Be careful, be cautious, be aware, be smart. And of course…don’t believe what the politicians say…or the media.
- Prepare for the fallout from whoever wins the election…especially if the Dems sweep Congress and the Whitehouse.
Another topic I have talked at length on for the last couple of years. Suffice to say, whomever wins…the opposition is not going to like it…not at all. Not only will there be spin-off violence from the election, there will political knee jerking. If the leftist Democrats win expect there to be a long list of rights restrictions, liberty/freedom killing legislation…a full-on Communist/Marxist agenda attempted. And a radical and violent reaction from their opposition.
If the Republicans win…they will be emboldened and attempt to implement more of their agenda. And it too will be violently opposed by the left. And that opposition will in-turn be met with a violent reaction from the right.
This election cycle is a “lose-lose” situation filled the potential of violence…extreme violence. Be careful, be cautious, be aware, be smart.
- Hone your critical thinking skills and dig for accurate information…distrust the media and distrust all social media even more…especially prepper social media websites.
Accurate and truthful information will be very hard to find. It will be out there to be sure. But, both political parties, all political candidates, will not be advocating and promoting truth. They will, as politicians do, advocate only that which supports their own agenda…personal or party.
Treat all media and politician information as false and fake. Be especially watchful for “deepfake” media. Use your own skills, your own mind, your own sources, and find the truth. And then pass that truth on to all those you realistically can.
In the coming months truth will be a rare commodity…an endangered species.
Prepper social media websites especially, and most prepper websites in general, have developed some serious issues. Some have gone full-on hard right militant and violence prone. Some have gone into some very weird directions that I won’t go into. Some have particularly problematic and questionable leadership that have…well, gotten themselves into some deep legal trouble. Be very cautious about social media sites right now…especially prepper social media websites…there are some real problems at the present. And…they are rife with confidential informants working for all manner of federal law enforcement agencies as well as local agencies. Be very wary!
- Push to reopen churches and religious practices wherever and whenever possible.
As we’ve seen…government officials have taken very opportunity to further the leftist agenda of subverting the right to religious freedom that is guaranteed under the First Amendment. Don’t think for a minute that it has gone unnoticed by these politicians that they have the power to so easily crush something as fundamental as the right to worship. It is not a mere coincidence that the right to worship, freedom of religion, has been so easily crushed. Push back! Support this valuable, essential, right!
- Support your local businesses whenever practical.
As I look around the three local communities in the area where I live I see more and more closed local businesses. The lights are going out! The big entities such as Amazon are doing fine…growing actually. But, your local businesses may be suffering. Support those local folks whenever you possibly can. As the larger retailers grow…the power of the average person shrinks…and the potential for government/corporation cooperation/coordination grows. And that ain’t good for lights, liberties, and freedoms…not good for you!
- Avoid Facebook, Instagram, Google and other big tech firms as much as you can.
There is a whole host of reason for this. But, the number one troubling reason that I see right now…intelligence. No, not the kind that means “smart.” The kind that means “information.”
It is scary right now, horrifying actually, the amount of information that these tech giants are gathering. Yes, they are gathering personal information of every kind on individuals. But, far more troubling…they are gathering massive and I mean MASSIVE- amounts of information at the macro level. And with that information they can very, very accurately predict what populations, or sub-groups, will do. Specifically what a reaction would be to any number of actions imposed upon the populace. AND THAT IS VERY DANGEROUS! ! !
Why? You already know the answer. With that kind of information comes power…power over people…control, control of the worse kind. Power at an unreal level…the kind of which we’ve never seen before. It is terminal cancer infecting us. It is killing our freedom to choose faster than anyone ever dreamed possible. And by law or coercion…all of that information is available to the government…government bureaucrats and the politicians.
The more you use any social media website, any major search engine, and any online retailer, any online news service, any debit/credit card, you add to that information base. And each and every day their power grows…and our freedoms shrink.
Stop thinking globally…think locally. Actually, stop thinking/acting nationally…think/act locally. Don’t feed the beasts if you can help it.
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