Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Co-Dependence Must End

"... law and order have broken down to such an extent that residents have been been left with no other choice but to band together to police their own streets."

This an excerpt which struck me as odd.  Isn't it every person's responsibility to be the "policing agent" in his neighborhood?  I live in New England, in a 5-floor walk-up one floor from the top.  It is a corner building. Across the street is a corner store - something that is fading fast with the proliferation of "convenience" stores.  Our town is a former center for light industry which employed thousands more than it does now.  It now boasts of broad, multicultural diversity.  This is but pcspeak for a high concentration of non-English-speaking, therefore unemployable receivers of entitlements.  But I digress.

The corner store owner/operator and I talk several times a week just to touch base with each other regarding anything either of us feels is significant. Who hasn't been seen lately, who gave who a hard time, who got arrested, or who was politely(or not so) asked to leave either place of business.  We are our "neighborhood watch".  If either of us has an immediate issue, the other is alerted.  It works.  For different reasons, we also each keep an ear toward our own PD/FD scanner.  We try to stay informed. 

When tshtf - and it will as surely as I type with two fingers - who do you think will be watching your back?  I'll take it a step or two back from there:  who SHOULD HAVE BEEN taking the lead in every neighborhood in every town across America before any of this crap ever started?! It's each of us.  We should have been and we should be doing it now.  When the bubble goes up, as they say, Officer Friendly will likely be doing what many of us have been planning to do: protect our own first.  Katrina.  Reports of upwards of 600 from Nawlins PD and surrounding areas alone were no-shows. 

Things must change.  The co-dependence on the statist machine to provide every service must end.  Relinquishing responsibility to a cesspool of corrupt and domineering political hacks is plain wrong.  It's time to shoulder what was mete out when the Declaration was penned and delivered.  You see, that and our other Founding Documents were not merely instruments of severence from the nanny state declaring each person free in his own right. They were also documents declaring the personal responsibilities incumbent upon each man to accept and maintain if he determined to become and remain free.

The article is here:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Resignation

I spent but 4 years serving in the U.S.M.C.  That was 40 years ago. I have never deserted my Oath nor will I.  I'm not as young as then, not as capable nor as strong.  This one thing I am: more determined today to defend and protect whatever of mine that would be placed at risk by those of you who would subvert my peaceful existance.

I do not want this fight which you and your kind have instigated. This fight frightens me to my very core - not for my sake because I've been blessed beyond my deserving.  I fear for my children's children and what they will suffer in unacceptable loss of individual and collective freedoms.

I don't look to fight but I am armed and will remain so in anticipation of your conspiratorial aggresion which will inevitably reach out personally against me and mine. You have made this a personal fight and I take it very personally. When you do come, with your overwhelming numbers and machinery, I will not run. It has been expressed that your numbers in public actions display the level of fear you have of us. Your fears are well founded. God as my witness, when you come, there will be those of you who will not "go home safe".  We must not lose.  Nor may we neglect to rise up in fury with the full force of wounded Liberty.

What did you expect? Unreserved subjection? An abject surrender of all we hold dear? Did you really think that all of America would prostrate herself for the cause of the collective?  Really?  You have been wrong in all your expectation.

In my lifetime, there have been two other occasions of such defined national polarization: the civil rights struggle and the anti-war sentiment brought to a head by Viet Nam.  Our numbers swell daily.  Your "moving forward" provokes a growing number to stand against you. Many have grown weary of the press.

You have the power to defuse the powderkeg you have filled and are ready to ignite but you have yet to count the cost of continuing such a course. Know this: it will be dear. There are those of us who have done the math and compared it against our other options. Some are making preparations to go the full price while others have already done.  We understand what it means: Liberty is costly to obtain and costly to maintain.

I know my future beyond this life. My peace was made in Christ years ago.

May God be my Help as surely as He is your Judge.

This is Happening on OUR Watch

This is the 3rd and final installment of an interview of Larry Grathwohl by Daren Jonescu with the American Thinker publication.  I came across this at: 

An excerpt:

DJ: Many people dispute President Obama's claim that Bill Ayers was just "a guy in my neighborhood."  And Ayers himself has spoken of being ecstatic when Obama was elected in 2008.  What connection or consistency do you see between the goals and/or methods pursued or promoted by the WU and those pursued and promoted by the Obama administration?

LG: The goals and objectives of these two individuals are the same.  Bill Ayers tried first to destroy this country through violence.  Having failed, the WU determined to accomplish this through the system and in my opinion Barack Obama was recruited as a means to accomplish this goal. ...
The connections between Barack and Bill include having shared an office for at least three years in Chicago, being co-members on two boards in which Barack was the chairman, and one of which was called the Annenberg Challenge[, which] was charged with the dissemination of approximately $100 million to educational institutions in the Chicago area.  Bill Ayers has been associated with the writing of Barack's book, Dreams from My Father, through content analysis, and on three occasions Bill has admitted that he wrote this book and then later retracted his comments.  It would seem apparent to me that individuals who have been this closely associated through many years have a common knowledge [of] one another's political aims and goals.  This can only mean that they are in agreement, and while Bill has utilized the educational system to further his objective, Barack Obama has chosen politics.  Keep in mind that Barack Obama's first political fundraiser was held at Bill's and Bernardine's home while Barack was running for the Illinois state legislature.  This is his first fundraiser, and Bill and Bernardine are involved -- can there be any doubt as to the extent of the relationship that exists between these individuals?

Both of the primary players mentioned here are collaborative enemies of our nation as is everyone who sides and supports them and their evil efforts.

Pray for the best while preparing for the worst.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Got Tribe?

Since I have become more acutely aware of of the reality of my surroundings and what appears to be the inevitable end result, I have tried to learn all I can. In this learning process, I strain everything I take in through my personal filters, the primary being The Word of God.  As I've already stated, while these rantings do not meet nor are they suitable replacement for my responsibility to spread the Gospel, they are my interpretations of sound, Biblical practice in all aspects of life.  Even life as we face it today. 

There is alot of advice regarding an individual's ability to survive the current holocaust of the American Way of Life. One aspect of this is the idea of "tribe" which I'm interpreting to mean basically one's association with others of like mind in facing the difficulties which lay ahead. 

First, I am in total agreement with the need for such a weapon in one's arsenal though my view of it has basis in Scripture rather than any war experience.  Allow me to expand briefly.

My reference is Genesis 14:1-16.  This the account of a localized conflict between four city-states vs. five city-states.  In this mix lives a family whose patriarch, Lot, is nephew of Abraham, Father of the Jewish people.  Lot and his, being the unfortunate spoils of war, were carried away captive by the victorious set of kings.  When Uncle Abe got word of the tragedy, he took very specific, calculated action:

13 ¶  "And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
14  And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
15  And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus."

He armed his servants(servitude not being a topic of debate nor discussion as it was what it was).  More importantly, he armed his TRAINED, HOME-GROWN servants.  This tells me several things.  Being capably armed was simply an accepted part of life. Being trained in the use of said armament was also an accepted part of life.  Abraham enlisted those who would be naturally closest to him outside of blood kinship.  It's my belief that there was no need for coersion on Abraham's part as these were men born, raised up and trained by a man not known for cruelty and wickedness but rather a quiet and peaceable man.  They had known no other way of life.  What they were called on to do was as natural to them as was any other part of their routine.  So they went to war because Abraham's family was in danger.  The result was a more seasoned, capable force was annihilated by three hundred and nineteen men with a just cause.

"Tribe" must have arms, training, cohesion through mutual trust and a just cause when the need to engage arises. 

A parting thought:  Abraham, though not a cruel nor unjust man, left few if any survivors.  This issue was settled at least for the remainder of his lifetime. 

Tribe for us is just a crucial.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Does America Understand the Outcome? Part II

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."    John Adams: Address to the Military, October 11, 1798
America has become a nation of avarice, ambition, revenge and gallantry.  She has defected from her once sacred and solid position of standing on moral high ground.   Economic America, political America, social America, and even religious America has been polluted by the conditions John Adams warned of.  This condition was also warned/prophesied of in Scripture:

2Thessalonians 2:3  "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;"

The term, "a falling away" can be interpreted in roughly 3 ways.  The one most striking to me with regard to it's application to my world today is "a defection".  There was once a commonly understood moral foundation in and under this nation.  It's my belief that prosperity and the laziness and assumed self-importance prosperity produces was part of the erosion of that foundation.  Having and maintaining a moral stand is difficult in the best of circumstances and when the test of one's mettle comes, morals will either be the rock against which one's life is anchored or they will be abandoned for the "easy way out".  America has defected; she has abandoned the solid foundation upon which she rested for so long. 

We are now governed by those who unashamedly display their disdain for any moral objectivity and rule over us accordingly.  "We", on the other hand make no demand of any kind of standard of any of our despotic governors.  "We" have for a very long time have discharged the governing of ourselves to those whom we believe "have a knack for it".  "We" too have defected from our morality by shirking our national and personal duty to maintain the careful vigil over our Divinely Appointed governance.  Freedom requires perpetual vigilance.
"Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."          Samuel Adams: Letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775
We all realize what the public indoctrination system has done and continues to do to our posterity.  We all now know how deeply the statist control of our Nation's basic unit - the family - actually goes. 
"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.... How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?"       John Adams: Diary, June 2, 1778
Do we understand that any stand taken without moral underpinnings will achieve absolutely nothing at best and at worst, serve only to further enslave activist and passivist alike?  Unless and until we, as a people, make every proper effort to restore the foundation of our Heritage, that very Heritage which we strive to recover and restore will continue to be eroded and washed away by the now cascading torrent of amoral depostism.  This is a fight for the spiritual life of our Nation as well as for it's well-framed principles.

Do we understand the outcome if this level of the battle for America is not engaged along with the others?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Perspective as a Christian

Amongst a few there is a quiet(and sometimes not so) debate over whether a Christian should prep for what appears to many to be the very real possibility of widespread socio-economic troubles.  Oftentimes, firearms possession and use(especially for self-defense) are brought into this debate.  As I've experienced the debate, 2 sides usually emerge:  on the 1 hand, there are the God is Love, turn the other cheek, Jesus was meek and non-violent, we must obey every law laid upon us, God will provide folks; on the other there are those who take a somewhat more pragmatic stand.  This stand is well summed up in an article posted on The Daily Sheeple in point 4:

"4.) God gave us a brain and He expects us to use it – If we are standing on train tracks and a train is coming, common sense tells us to move off the tracks. Common sense tells us to move to the side of the road when there is oncoming traffic. Common sense tells us to back away from the edge of a cliff. Does not common sense tell us that, if it’s obvious that hard times are coming, it might be a good idea to do what we can to prepare for those hard times?"

“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” Proverbs 22:3"

(the link: )

This blog is not necessarily the venue for the faith v. foolishness debate but I will state for the record that Christians are not guaranteed anywhere in the Scriptures that God(nor anyone else) is obligated to make up for a person's lack of taking care of himself and those for whom he is responsible.  I would direct your attention to the account of the 10 virgins with their 10 lamps.(Matthew 25:1-)  Their obligation was to make a collective, prepared presentation on behalf of the bridegroom yet each had the personal responsibility of obtaining enough lamp oil to last till he presented himself.  NB - none of the prepped 5 shared their oil with the 5 slackers.(There's charity and then there's focus on the higher purpose.)

I could site other practical points but I would likely weary those less religiously inclined who may stumble across this blogpage.  My point is simply this:  Christian, you're hiding behind a statist lie if you believe that prepping isn't for you.  For goodness sake folks, do you  not see that our very Salvation is Itself a form of preparation against what otherwise would surely be future disaster!  WAKE UP !!  We're living in truly evil days being governed by evil men with nothing but evil intentions. 

Post Script - In response to the question you may be asking yourself: yes, I am armed and minimally capable; my wife is also armed and together we're working on our capabilities. Life is easier faced with a spouse who stands squarely with you - not only in principle but in practise as well. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Advance Continues

... against law-abiding individuals and has reached Maine:

the Bangor Daily News has filed the FOAA request for a list of ccw holders. 

Call, write, personally visit the offices of those who can and should stop this madness.

Does America Understand the Outcome? Part I

Listen to the audio and think: will it be any different for the criminals they target?

Does each of us understand..? 

This is their intent, drive and goal.  The endgame from this is simple logic:  rid the landscape of the criminals. 

We, as well as they, must understand there will be an outcome.  There will be a future - of some kind or another beyond.  

The outcome will decide the future. 

(FTR: I have no affiliation with the creators of the t-shrt advertized - I merely swiped the graphic to illustrate a point)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Either You Are or You Are Not

This is post is from another blogger who, unlike many others, is weary and angered by the bending Americans have been doing for decades.  I too am weary and often angered and have expressed this same resolve.  His words:

The American In Me

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The sun shines today, as a matter of fact…. the sun shines in my conscience everyday. I was born and raised as an American, nothing will change this fact, it is in my DNA. I live as a free man… and will continue to do so, nothing can change this.
I am well aware of uncle sugar and his shenanigans, spying on me and my words, I am a free man and nothing can change this. Fear? No the fear subsided long ago, revenge? We can discuss perspective later. I have surrounded my self and family with instruments of death…. Just as my ancestors had, because they lived their lives as free men, nothing can change this.
I have also surrounded myself and family with the means to feed ourselves, food, livestock, garden seed, viable gardens with the tools to work them. Come try to take them from us, I will fight to my death to defend my family and property….. Nothing can change this.
America has changed, this can’t be argued. I have not changed… The American within me has not changed. Last night the anger began to rise, I asked my wife to change the channel……My soul was stirred, it was angry and upset… sickened at the images being brought into our home from the nation’s capitol. I am an American and nothing can change this.
We already understand and acknowledge the path of our future, it’s a heady task before us… To say the least it’s daunting. My DNA refuses to allow me to forget I am an American. There is an American within all of us……. Nothing can change this.
Our family just started a small mom and pop business, I have had a few e-mail me and ask why? Why now?……. Because I am an American, and Nothing Can Change This Fact. We should all be starting small businesses, supporting each other, the framework and the inventory needs to be in place. LOCAL, LOCAL, LOCAL.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Sky is Not Green

The issue of changing America's fundamentals can, at least in part, be boiled down to one simple effort with two parts: changing the definition of foundational words and then forcing their acceptance .  The first part of change comes through a multi-step process beginning with repeat questioning, denial, and the use of "common sense reasoning". Once this first phase has managed to crack the surface of what has previously been cast, accepted definitions then alternative meanings are applied.  They are used copiously and repeatedly(enter the useless idiots in the lamestream media). These employ marginalizing and mocking of those who rightfully understand the set definitions of whatever words are at issue.  Finally comes the force of (il)legal decision applied by those whose agenda is better served without the restrictive boundaries set by those definitions.  At this point "change" is well in the making. In short, we're bombarded daily that the sky isn't blue but rather whatever the color du jour is according to the Usurpers. 

There is however a second and very necessary part for this process of transformation to be complete.  It is the part that the Usurpers gamble on each and every time they overreach with their slaughter of our Constitutional rights.  Without clear, presentable proof it is my contention that there are likely "think tank"-like organizations whose sole task is to "figure the odds" of acceptance to these twisted alerations.  It's kind of like a bookies process of setting the odds.  The second and perhaps more vital part for the advance of the transformation process is acceptance by "the vast majority".(Even this term has been redefined to mean those who follow the Usurpers.)  How does one gain acceptance of change?  First, by yelling long enough, loud enough, with what is made to appear to be enough supporters to cause pressure on the resistant.  Make them question their own stand.  Use multiple venues for broadcasting the altered definitions.  Demean, ridicule, minimize the "old guard" at every opportunity.  Make them look stupid and uninformed.  Make them look uncool.  All this while presenting the skewed versions as the "neat thing to do". These are the same tactics of the schoolyard bully.  If these don't seem to be achieving the desired effect in the timeframe required, make legal examples of a fringe few who would likely not succeed at any contrary efforts anyway. They are not above murder. Fear can do much to convince the "stick in the mud" to alter his position.

Continually add in all this enough emotional manipulation and Americans can be counted on to accept "fundamental transformation".  The Usurpers know this and have been attacking our foundational underpinnings for nearly two centuries.  Eating away like a slow cancer destroying each portion of flesh it touches; like termites invisible until their consistant efforts at erosion becomes visible through the collapse of the structure they attack. 

Isaiah 5:20  "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Isaiah 10:1  "Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;"
The sky is not green - it never has been nor will it ever be.  The facts are on our side.  The problem is that many have already been turned from the facts.  The damage is deep and widespread.  "Fixing" the bug infested structural supports demands dramatic and drastic measures.  They will resist.  We must resist harder and longer.  This isn't about healthcare. It is not about guns - although without them their process could move much faster and without the nagging question of "what if they resist". This is about control.  It's about control they never had but will destroy, kill and even die for to take from others.

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

(excerpt) "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,"

endowed - to provide with something freely or naturally

Creator -  one that creates usually by bringing something new or original into being; especially capitalized : God

unalienable - incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred

Rights - something to which one has a just claim: as the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

Second Amendment

(excerpt) "shall not be infringed"

infringed - to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another

If you need to have "shall not be" defined, you belong in remedial English or are in desparate need of some serious discipline inflicted by another. 

It looks like we're getting closer to the woodshed and it won't be pretty nor will it be fun. 

The sky is still blue and woe is coming.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Am I being naive, critical or am I nit-picking when I suggest that the Chief Usurper has no conscious idea of what the "vast majority of Americans think" about any subject much less the specific question of background checks for weapons ownership? 

give this a listen:

Has he had the time to do as Scripture implies:

Proverbs 18:13  "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him."

to give honest audience to any and all who may have something to say - both for and against this issue?  I've had no survey passed to me neither by email nor phone.  Have you?  Has anyone for that matter?  Has anyone that any of you know of?  I suspect we all know the answer and that results in him being shamed by his empty speech and it's counted against him as yet another blunder. 

From yet another angle, he seems to discard the honorable thing for the politically expedient:

Proverbs 25:2  "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter."

The only searching he's done at all, if any, is to have his minions check out the WH twitter followers for their nonsense.  There's no point in even asking his czars as he knows(and expects) they will fall into lockstep with him.  He's not scoring too high on the Scriptural Scorecard of Leadership. 

In this issue, he's shown himself to be dishonorable and a blunderer who has shamed himself and his entire administration. 

I Never Thought This Possible In My Lifetime

We live in amazing times.  Worldwide information exchange in seconds through the use of electronics only dreamed of in Buck Rogers and Dick Tracy.  The sheer volume of the information available is impossible for the "average joe" to comprehend.  Simple personal communication can be reduced to a few abbreviations tapped on a "virtual" keyboard and send with a final tap.  It's all somewhat mind boggling to one who sat one summer with his Grandmother - a former school teacher of the one-room schoolhouse variety - and watched the first moon walk on a black & white TV.  I'm rambling but you can do the math regarding my approximate age and maybe understand why it's all so amazing to me.  I remember as a younger man wondering how my Grandmother viewed such changes from her perspective.  The invention and widespread use of the "horseless carriage", interior plumbing, color TV, portable phones -it must have been as amazing to her as the developments up to today are for me. 

Ah, "the good, old days". 

I think in many respects they were, looking back.  When I was school age, the Pledge of Alliegence was still recited every morning as was the first verse of our National Anthem.  Until 3rd grade, both were led by our teacher as well as brief prayer.  Things changed. Many things changed.  When "things" changed, so did people, it seems.  Things made life easier, more convenient or simply different.  People became less engaged in what was going on and were being driven by an unseen force which was being touted as "The American Dream".  It seemed to consist of working as hard and many hours as required for as much money as required for as many things as was dictated by this American Dream.  The hidden mantra was, "get, get, and then get more. Do whatever it takes but get." 

Along with this came what I will term, "the Shift".

What was/is "the Shift"?  it started with 2 Supreme Court decisions which prohibited any further(1) prayer( Engel v. Vitale 1962) and then (2)Bible reading( Abington School District v. Schempp (1963).  It was by these 2 that America began showing the erosion of her formerly principled core.  America as a whole had been mezmerised by the lightening fast developments sweeping across the land. She had taken her eyes off the more important issues of life and was believing the lie. 

The "lie"?

Was getting more stuff really the true "American Dream"?  Even the most cursory look at our nation's founding will demonstrate that it was not.  The true "Dream" was usurped and replaced with the lie that more stuff and higher education for all was the goal and dream of everyone - don't YOU want it too?  What was the true "Dream"?  It's so simple that many overlook it or outright deny it.  It's been buried or exponged from our history books by those who hijacked the "Dream".  It's now openly ridiculed and attacked by the like-minded descendants of the hijackers.

The "Dream".

Simply stated it was: to live one's own life, seek one's own way, worship God according to one's own understanding and belief all while respecting others' rights to do the same and to live without oppressive overlording pressures and impositions.  While this Dream flourished, America flourished and stood strong.  All one has to do is read the history of America to see the results of this Dream.  The rule of the day now is collectivism - all you do is for "the common good"; too much "independence" from the "accepted norm" is at least not a good thing and in the extreme is mental illness from which society must be protected;  any mention of God, His Works, His Influence or His Word are stricktly forbidden and efforts are now in high gear to remove any and all vestiges of His Presence.   The usurpers have unmasked themselves and their nightmare has been fully revealed - in the Chief Usurper's own words: "...we will fundamentally change America." No more pretense, no more inuendo.  America is fully engaged on the path to hopelessness and destruction. 

Understand that I am not anti-stuff possession nor am I anti-higher education.  I AM, however, diametrically opposed to further degradation and destruction of this once God-fearing Nation.  This is my entire motivation for starting this blog.  For much too long, the watchmen upon the walls of this Nation have been either asleep or become complicit in the destruction of our Nation. They allowed and/or acted in concert with the Enemies of Freedom.  

IF the core of our Nation was indeed based upon a Creator God's moral code delivered to us through His Word - which I believe it was - then it is only logical that it can only be restored via that same means.  I will post things which will anger some, turn some away and even provoke some to respond.  All comments within the realm of civility and respect will be allowed.  I do however reserve the right to remove posts which I feel are inappropriate.  Whether you like any of this  or not is not my concern - it's on you, but you will have been warned.

Psalm 9:17  "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."
Psalm 50:22  "Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver."