I have been getting a lot of feedback from a few of my latest posts, so I thought I would address a few things.
We are at war.
There is no longer a pretense to civility on the part of the government or the Marxists firmly in control of it. It is a societal earthquake that grew out of the Civil War in the beginning, participated in by every administration since. Over the decades new ideas were brought into the fold, but it really doesn't change what happened in 1861, which was the development of a massive federal government.
We look at people like Jefferson and Adams and think we understand them, but they were running a minuscule federal government and were fearful of the people. That has not been true for a very long time now and the current school of thought is that any large concentration of people cannot be governed from a position of deferment to state governments, but must control the masses from a central planning perspective.
The federal government today, with the mountains of slaves it has bought with welfare, government jobs and pensions, is powerful enough to give us whatever we want and take whatever we have. They know it and they have come to the conclusion that it is time to make their play.
So, I have suggested a few things, an armed march to let them know that we exist, are armed and capable of making a calculated march from someplace to someplace.
I have suggested visiting these journalists that revealed the residences of concealed carry permit owners in New York, hopefully armed, to show them that we can show up wherever we need to.
I have had takers in each instance, but not many and not enough.
I have put it to you what you are willing to do. Some people think I am going to organize all of this. I am not, I have organized before, planned and gotten nowhere. Not that Mercer was a failure, it wasn't, but it hasn't changed things the way I thought it had to.
So, I put out the call again to patriots, liberty advocates and Second Amendment advocates to see what will happen.
In the comments on the March, Dan III, a person I have met and like, pointed out that we are not ready to march, we don't have the organizational skills, the personal training, the understanding of what a march like I have suggested would require in support. In a lot of ways he is right. That's why the march was planned for later, but the fact is, I have not seen the support from the communities I have reached out to to do much more planning on my end. I don't think a lot of people do understand the type of stamina it takes to engage in such a march.
My job currently is very physically demanding. I am accustomed to doing it during the summer heat and humidity as well as the cold of North Dakota, sometimes below freezing with no heat available. I have the gear it takes to not only survive it, but be productive. I walk a lot, up and down stairs all day long, bending, lifting, etc. So, I feel like I am in pretty good physical shape and I don't know that I am prepared for a march like I have suggested.
The facts are these, however, we have all been drafted into a war to save the nation. Our government officials have tossed off the cloak of pretense and have started to come at us head-on. Why? Because they think just like Dan III. They think we are not ready, that we will do nothing when the time comes, that we will lay down and take it.
Back in Mercer, I was ready to roll, but I discovered that there was a great hesitance to do anything illegal. I have written on this many times. You are a criminal already, because you own guns they want to take, it is just a matter of time when the formal charges are drawn up for you and your family for sheltering you and not ratting you out.
Study the writings of Alexander Solzhenitsyn to see how easily it is done, how completely rational to your local cop that it has to be done. They are fed by the beast and will do its bidding when the time comes.
My point is this is a different kind of game than we have ever played in America and we need to figure out what to do about engaging the enemy. The suggestions I make are usually to test the resolve of those who visit this blog. I will do everything I suggest, but I need some feedback, some hard answers on who is and who is not going to be there.
Dan III does have a point that some of you should be listening to: We are way behind the learning curve on this one. We need to come together and stop being afraid of backing someone the media has also demonized. I mean preppers have to get along with the militia, the militia has to get along with the pro-life Christian members, etc (not that one precludes the other, but you get the drift of what I am saying).
We need to stop arguing with each other over principles which are lighter shades of gray when we have a real enemy to deal with, because it doesn't get much better as time goes on. We have to deal with this crowd before we turn our attention to the radical Muslim infiltration into our society. The days of trying to remain legal and tolerant must come to an end.
I have offered my presence to anything that will take a positive step forward to combating our common foe, but I am not going to be the organizer, the leader, it is a role I am ill-suited to, but I will be there with you when you decide to move.
They are coming out to disarm you. If you are an Oathkeeper, this is your opportunity to be more than a frat brother and start taking your role as keeper of the Constitution seriously. We need all the help we can get.