So I was talking with a guy two weeks ago about the benefits of having a Neighborhood Protection Team plan, as opposed to an overt militia group that has no actual authority, and the majority just gives an air of “Let’s play Army”. He was extolling the virtues of the “militia”, and was telling me how the “militia” was going to step up and “Take the country back”. I laughed, then proceeded to tell him that “‘A’, you guys can’t plan a weekend’s training event without telling everyone about it. ‘B’, you can’t keep from posting pics on FB of every MoFo at said training event . and ‘C’, you are more concerned about looking high speed, but the appearance is where that stops.” He started saying “But at Burns….” at which time I cut him off and asked a question. “What was there reason the Burns situation took place to begin with?” He said, “They were protesting the Hammonds incarceration.” I said, “Please tell me what has been said recently about the Hammonds?” He could not recall anything recent. I told him, “I will tell you why your precious “militia” won’t do crap when it comes down to action. There are only 1,249 signatures on the “release the Hammonds” petition, and those people had a month to sign it! Those “patriots” couldn’t lift there fingers to a keyboard and make an overt gesture towards showing support for the two guys that were the reason for the rally protest to begin with, and it is a slap in the face of Lavoy Finicum and every WELL MEANING person that was arrested, that those “patriots” haven’t done shit by even making that gesture of support.” Needless to say, the conversation ended shortly thereafter, because he had no retort to my statement, and decided it was best not to argue the point, since he had no facts to back his original premise.
1.249 signatures over a month from the “patriot” movement, …..really? If you can’t bother yourself with doing something as simple as that, how can you be counted on to do shit when it “Get’s real”? NCR posted it here on Jan 7th, Pete at WRSA posted it here on Jan 8th (and I know how many visit his site), I posted it here on Jan 8th, then went and signed it. “Little” things like this is why realists have no faith in the “militia” or supposed “patriots” to do anything when it comes down to action. You guys talk about the most recent infringement, but are easily distracted by the latest and greatest “threat to our rats”, and have the attention span of a retarded monkey in a 20×20 room of four equally dispersed plastic bananas.
Finicum was killed because he was taking part in a protest for the Hammonds. Most of the arrests made were of people that were taking part in a protest of the Hammonds incarceration. Some of them were asshats looking for attention and wanting to “Get it on”, while others were well meaning and actually cared. Face the facts. If you can’t perform the simple sedentary act of signing a petition which expresses your outrage, how will you ever “get off the couch”, let alone “get off the porch”? These groups are pretty much all the same, and I was told by a good friend who would know, that their history continues to repeat itself in a sick version of a camo “Groundhog Day”.
You can continue talking crap and being distracted by the most current “infringement” or “incident”, or do something that is tangible and substantive by preparing you and yours for what is coming at us and continuing to pick up steam. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? An individual who stands up for what they believe in and puts action behind the internet words, or a person who talks tough, rattles an internet saber that is at best, the internet version of a wall hanging piece on pakistani crap. The locals groups are what will make a difference, not the State or National groups who end up disbanding or splitting due to bitch fights, or the leader (General be praised!) not liking the initiative of a subgroup doing background checks on their new members (yeah, it really happened).
Speak out, make your concerns known to those you can. If you’re not willing to “speak out” when it’s easy (like the petition) how will you “act out” when it’s hard? If you’re not willing to train and prepare when it’s “easy” (the time, physical effort, and money is in no way easy, and I know this better than most), how will you be expected to use that training or have preps when it’s “real world” hard? As Pete has posted in his header before, “Be your own leader”. Be “The adult” in the room. Plan, be decisive, reject the emotional and reactionary crap being pumped out by those who talk tough about stepping off the porch, but wouldn’t dream of actually doing it. I can look in the mirror and know I have done what I could for whomever I could, and have spoken out (in meatspace, not just the blog) about concerns I have. I know what I see when I look in the mirror. What do you see?
Now go ruck!
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE