Sparks nails it again.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I’m a writer. Specifically, I write mostly about the technical aspects of self-reliance and preparedness. Towards this end, I’ve got 30 years of accumulated experience and education in the Heinlein tradition. It’s a long enough time frame to have a vague idea of what it’s all about.
I’ve come across a lot of groups. Some have their act together, and those generally don’t advertise their existence. You won’t hear about them because I respect their privacy and their level of competence.
Then you have the ones who don’t. Some of them are just starting out, and come to me with questions which I’m more than happy to answer. You won’t hear about them because I respect their privacy, the fact that they are in learning mode, and that they want to get their shit together.
The others… If they are publicly recruiting and are willfully ignorant, especially if they are in my locale, then I’m going to call them out. Because I don’t want someone getting killed.
This 3% thing will result in deaths if it follows itself to conclusion. By adopting that particular term, you are implying that you will fight a standing, legally-elected government should it (continue to) engage in certain actions you find objectionable. The term used is insurrection. Look it up. Unless the social and political course of this country alters its course drastically in the future, that’s going to be a hell of a check you’re going to have to cash.
Think about that.
Then read the words of the man who created it.
If you decide to go that route, now think about the advisability of tossing that term out in public to describe yourself. Or joining up with someone who does.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just a group of harmless preppers who happened to take on the name because it sounded cool and buzzwordy. It’s not the latest buzzword for you to toss out. It’s more like a buzzsaw that will decapitate you if you’re not careful with it.
And you know who could be doing the enforcement for the powers that be?
The Congress shall have power to to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
– US Constitution, Article I, Section 8
Whenever there is an insurrections in any State against its government, the President may, upon the request of its legislature or of its governor if the legislature cannot be convened, call into Federal service such of the militia of the other States, in the number requested by that State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to suppress the insurrection.– 10 USC § 331
Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he may call into Federal service such of the militia of any State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to enforce those laws or to suppress the rebellion.
– 10 USC § 332
The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means, shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy, if it—(1) so hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States within the State, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or(2) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.In any situation covered by clause (1), the State shall be considered to have denied the equal protection of the laws secured by the Constitution.
– 10 USC § 333
Consider that all Obama or Clinton had to do is invoke 10 USC § 332 under some pretense (pick one) and subject every YouTube Commando from ages 17 to 45 to the UCMJ for the duration of the emergency. (See 10 USC § 311).
And it’s all constitutional.
And furthermore, most of your fellow citizens (you know the other 97%) will either smile and nod approvingly, or just won’t care either way.
Hopefully this has given you something to think about.
And with that off my chest, it’s back to the regularly scheduled tech talk.
- If you still identify with a term after reading the guy who created it, and it doesn’t define your operation, you are a special kind of stupid and I’m going to tell people to stay the hell away from you.
- If one of your members admits in public to something illegal, then your group is a special kind of stupid and I’m going to tell people to stay the he’ll away from you. Understand, Mr. Stillman?
- When you go by the name of an alcoholic beverage, unless it’s on your birth certificate, I’m not going to take you seriously and tell people to stay the hell away from you. Especially when #2 is taken into consideration.
- Unless you have a DD-214 that says you were at least an E7 or an officer, or similar civilian experience, you have no business being the CO of anything. You are likely a poltroon, and I’m going to tell people to stay the hell away from you.
- If you are trying to organize something on a macro level that was created under the concept of remaining unorganized, and admit such, then you are up to something hinky and I’m going to tell people to stay the hell away from you.
As I said here, there is a lot of either confusion, or outright purposeful distortion of what “The Militia” is and is not, and “the what” and “the when” authority might be given if it falls under the Constitutional mandates (a Sheriff’s Posse is one of them). Except for the State Defense Forces some states authorize, unless you are in the National Guard, you have absolutely no authority from your state government to do anything military related (sorry to burst your militant bubble).
Other than the rights that you have as an individual to protect yourself, you are not authorized to run operations, assume any rank (unless you are given a commission by the Governor), or speak for the rest of us. If you want to train as a Neighborhood Protection Team, or Survivalist group, go for it. Both of those acts fall under personal and community defense and are God given rights. If you are putting yourself in the position of combatants that are trying to form a national organization, especially on social media, you are putting you and yours at risk and for what? To look cool and “badass” at an “FTX”? Think about it people, organize locally, keep it local and keep off of social media.
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE