A Valid Perspective From Sparks

After have a number of conversations with Sparks (in my home and via other means), I definitely understand where he’s coming from and have felt the same a good bit of late. I don’t identify as III%, Militia, Patriot, and any of the other “in vogue” terms that many use to describe themselves. I am a “Survivalist”, and have known this since I was about 12 years old. The term describes my lifestyle and my mindset. A Survivalist is a Jack of all Trades, Master of some (preferably the life saving and protecting arts).

The End of The 3%

I am no longer affiliated with anything involving the so-called “3% movement.”  It is dead, or pretty close to it.

  1. The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is nothing but a sad joke, from the lack of logistics preparation, to losing their comms due to lack of proper radio maintenance, like making sure the batteries get charged.  Since no one owns the terms “3%” or “militia”, nor is there a viable nationwide organization of same, any idiot or nutcase can grab hold of those words and use them for their own little group., regardless of the consequences.
  2. I can understand, and even agree with, suing someone for defamation of character if you rationally believe they slandered you.  Tort law actually goes back to the beginnings of common law that all the sovereign citizen types like to wax poetic about, and like to reserve their rights under by way of UCC 1-207 & 1-308.  However, filing a restraining order against someone two states away over talking about you on his blog is just simply a dick move, especially when you’re a martial arts instructor who presumably would know enough to protect yourself.  Not showing up for your own lawsuit makes it even worse.
  3. The original 3% blog started in November of 2007.  People have had over eight years to get it right.  If they actually paid attention to all the “praxis” posts on that blog, they would have been a lot closer to getting it right.  With that said, I should add that the blogger in question asked me to violate operational and personnel security by disclosing the name of a potential attendee of one of my classes.  He should have known better, but since things have progressed in a different direction since then, I guess it’s all good now between the parties involved.
  4. The term “3%” implies a minority.  Where I live, the vast majority of people are well-armed, put aside extra for unforeseen circumstances, live a self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, and generally have a conservative-leaning, libertarian-type, constitutionalist sociopolitical belief system. I moved a family 2100 miles to find such a place that still had enough of a viable economy where a guy could get a decent-paying job in a place with reasonable living expenses where one could set up a homestead for long term self-reliance purposes, yet be rugged and desolate enough to keep the idiots out, and keep it from turning into another New Hampshire.  If you are a “3%er” and don’t live in such a place, you are both a fool and a dead person walking. If you do live in such a place, you don’t have to be a “3%er” because you are not a minority.

My dislike of the NET and WEB has been made pretty clear to everyone for some time now, and this 3% phenomena is a prime example why.  Anyone can claim to be part of the “militia”, “patriot”, or “3%” movement.  And if anyone can do it, then why do it in the first place?



American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE


4 thoughts on “A Valid Perspective From Sparks

  1. Thank you JC, and thank you Sparks, and… that’s it. I believe we all had hopes. We still do, we just carry on differently, that’s all.
    But. That. Is. Real. Talk. There.
    – Grandpa

  2. An excellent assessment and I agree. I never called myself a III and I would be very happy to see the nomenclature fade away into the Idaho sunset.

  3. I pray you get used to the idea of the ill trained, and ill prepared, and middle aged, and overweight, and women searching you guys out. As the tyranny get worse and a school teacher in say, Des Moines refuses to teach the approved communist agenda, they will seek you out. The original three percent were God fearing, church going, craftsmen, merchants, and shopkeepers as are, and will be, this upcoming generation of patriots.
    I pray you seek vision for the future not just leadership for the operator. The only requirement should be a like mind and an honest hart. What are you going to do with those of us who are now beginning to tell the .gov no? You may not be Patrick Henry or Washington but I pray we find him soon, we need long term vision.
    The fight will get weird, strange bedfellows and all. Wahhabi jihadists by the plane load are on the way, the cartels will not want a free America interrupting their multi-billion dollar drug operations. This fight will by long and will be unusual, they all are. Those less able can provide safe houses, supplies, logistics, comms, etc. think bigger!
    When I read your posts, I think finally, I have found the tip of the spear but then I see a whole bunch of ego from “know it all, tough guy, super operators” and I think, “God we may lose this fight”. The Almighty will give us the army he will give us. Can you see the army, can you embrace the army, can you lead the army?
    Burns may be a fed infiltrated op. The strategy was ill advised at best. It’s one battle. Maybe it’s lost, maybe not. We shall see. We will lose many along the way, may the loses teach us well. A just war responds to the first shot, it does not fire the first shot, this was their mistake. I pray it was only a mistake and not an op. Smart money is sitting this one out. Be well at home!
    May the LORD bless you and prepare your harts and minds as much as your skills. Think bigger!!!

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