A Chilling Scenario and Some Valid Questions

A Chilling Scenario and Some Valid Questions

So here’s the scenario and a few questions. Your neighborhood is quarantined and has been for two weeks. Some guys in Hazmat suits show up and start down your street in a couple humvees along with what appears to be an escort of 4 armed soldiers in MOPP4 protective gear.

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They start at your neighbor’s house across the street and have everyone in that household take, what appears to be, some type of mouth swab test. A young adult male (your neighbor’s adult Son) apparently tests positive and a Hazmat suit tells two soldiers to take him to the waiting military bus. The Dad asks where they are taking his Son and “Hazmat” says, “To the Medical Camp for observation.” but will give no more information when asked again.

The boy struggles and a soldier buttstrokes him with a rifle, knocking him out. The Dad pulls out a pistol and starts by shooting the soldier who grabbed his boy, then he pops the less than helpful, “Hazmat”. Another soldier drops Dad with two shots to the chest. Knowing they are coming to your house once they get through the other three in the cul de sac, and your Wife has been under the weather for two days, what do you do?

  1. Do you wait till they get there, and let them take your Wife away if she tests positive? They are there to “Help”…..right?
  2. Do you try to rush her out the back door to safety, and hope they don’t notice, or worse yet, have a contingent of soldiers waiting for just that kind of action behind your homes? Do you have children or others you are responsible for in the home? Have you already scouted out and planned a concealed way to get away from your house undetected?
  3. Do you go on the offensive by yourself and ambush the group which has shown hostility and used deadly force against a neighbor? Do you have firearms skills and the training to use them in a tactical environment?
  4. Do you get in your vehicle and try to force your way out of the neighborhood? Do you know how to use your vehicle as a “battering ram” without dead-lining it right after you perform the task?
  5. Do you get on your radio (Cell service and internet went dead about an hour before the “Hazmats” showed up) and call some Buddies, in another part of the development, for help? Do you have alternative communications for WHEN the cell and internet is interrupted and an accompanying commo plan with like-minded, tactically proficient, FRIENDS in proximity to where you live?

Can the above scenario happen? Sure can. Will it happen in the non permissive environment which we could be quickly approaching? No clue, but I sure hope not. What I do know is this, government stooges, especially bureaucrats, tend to get heavy handed when they are tasked with a job and given too much unchecked, authority and “broad brush”, autonomy.

What would I do? First I would have done what you’re doing right now and “War gamed” it before I ever had to do it for real. Second, it would depend on exactly what happened across the street, because details in a deadly force encounter matter. Third, I’d take into account everyone I am responsible for in the situation. Fourth, I’d assess the threat and what it’s perceived capabilities are. Fifth and finally, No one is separating my family in a situation like we could be headed into. What would I do? None of your business. You are not me, and I am not you. Figure it out, that’s what this post is about.

JCD

“Parata Vivere”-Live Prepared.

A Man Chooses, A Slave Obeys

A Man Chooses, A Slave Obeys

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Without force or vetted respect, one man cannot tell another man to do anything and expect acquiescence PERIOD, FULL STOP! If a man (or woman) has been elected or appointed to make decisions for his constituents, that person can make decisions for those he represents, but can only use the authority and force to back up that decision, THAT THOSE REPRESENTED HAVE GIVEN HIM.

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Will Richmond end up looking like this? I hope not.

Cages are for animals, detainees, and convicted felons, not Citizens. Herding Citizens into a big cage while they exercise one inherent and enumerated Right, while advocating for another inherent AND ENUMERATED Right (that has been temporarily taken away), is the act of a tyrant. Anyone who says it is not, is an apologist for the tyrant, a “closet” tyrant themselves or an imbecile.

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Is it just me, or does that look like a chute in a slaughter house?

When it comes to the Richmond Rally on January 20th, don’t be a domesticated, herd animal. They generally end up on the “dinner table” in one form or another. By the way, domesticated, herd animals generally don’t still have the defensive “weapons” God originally gave them because the entity that “domesticated” them has already removed those weapons.

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A trained goat leading the lambs to slaughter. Know any “Goats”?

It’s ironic that the quote,”A Man Chooses, A Slave Obeys” is from the original video game “Bioshock” (My Wife is a big fan of that game). It’s ironic because something designed for adolescents and adults, who just want to enjoy living in an alternate reality for a bit, should be so relevant and poignant for those who are freedom minded in our present reality.

Be a “Thinking” MAN, not a “following” SLAVE. Make decisions based on common sense and you own good judgement/gut feeling. I’d advise to not go with the musings of some social media “Tacticool” wannabees or YouTube “Tabletop Experts” who want to finally get the opportunity to “Get it on!”, or think they will be in the “Command Structure” of the resistance, based on their YT presence. As I said in this post, both are lacking in any expertise, background and common sense.

JCD

"Parata Vivere"-Live Prepared.

 

“Who” and “What” is Guiding Your Decision?

“Who” and “What” is Guiding Your Decision?

 

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1st Battle of Manassas/1st Bull Run. What fun……. huh?

While growing up, my Father always told me the right moral or ethical decision is usually the choice you least want to make. This has been a guide post for me for the last 40 years of life, and it has never been wrong, when examined from an objective point of view.

Generally speaking, when it comes to deciding who should be listened to, I look to a couple questions to guide my direction. First, “cui bo·no?”, or in English, “Who benefits?”. Second, “What’s their experience?”. Third, “What’s their successes?”. Fourth, “Ramifications of applying that advice?”. Fifth, “What’s their reputation?”.

Since my “A New Year, A New Fear?” post, I have been asked, by numerous individuals, specific questions about what I think they should do, concerning the Virginia, January 20th Lobby Day rally. “Should I go?”, “Should I be armed?”, “Should I take a gas mask?” and “Do you think this guy ‘Fill in the blank’ is right?” (concerning a number of “fly by night” experts on social media and You Tube), are just some of the myriad of questions I have received.

I’m writing this to give readers MY TECHNIQUE for performing analysis on courses of action and taking advice on those COA from strangers. This is obviously not the “Be all, End all” of ways to make decisions, it is just mine. Your mileage may vary, but this particular decision is one that may land you in jail, or worse yet, in the ground, so it’s high on the priority list if you’re thinking about going to VA.

I will use a few personalities that I have observed give advice (about Virginia or other issues of concern) to those they consider “subordinates” (whether implied or stated), and we’ll use the 5 steps I listed above as the litmus test to decide whether their advice should be heeded then followed.

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Character #1, we’ll just call him “Busted Biscuits” (my Wife came up with that name for him LOL). This guy apparently has a slew of what he calls “Fed Sources” and is never ending in his, “The sky is falling” diatribe. First, “cui bo·no?”, or in English, “Who benefits?”. Well he benefits of course! He makes money hand over fist with the short YT videos he puts out every three hours or so.

Second, “What’s their experience?”. He has none in the area of Intelligence gathering or Investigation. His info all comes from the “sources” he says he has in the Federal Government…or so he says…

Third, “What’s their successes?”. Other than the things he says in videos, moments after they break on “open source” news agencies, he has none.  

Fourth, “Ramifications of applying that advice?”. You tell me. He said a few weeks ago that there are 250,000 UN troops staged in Cuba waiting to land in Virginia when the VANG refuses to confiscate guns. When he mentioned that the UN was coming for your guns due to an announcement on their website for a, “Disarmament, Demobilization and Integration officer” position, I said, “What the Hell?! So I looked it up.

What he failed to mention either by purposeful omission or just not reading it to the end, was this little blurb, “Experience working on DDR related programmes in Africa is desirable. LANGUAGES English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.”

He conveniently left out that part which could make his premise of the UN preparing for gun confiscation in the US, sound ridiculous. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a few other imbeciles pushing the same thing on YT. Whether they are just not following through on the research before hollering “The sky is falling!”, or whether it’s a purposeful omission is hard to tell with some. “Ramifications if you believe this?”, you tell me what you’d do if that was what you believed was happening.  

Fifth, “What’s their reputation?”. He is known for being a “Chicken Little”, and as I said earlier, his only solid info is what he gets via open source news, then immediately regurgitates it and says he got it from a “Secret Source in the FedGov”.

The Big Kahuna

Character #2, We’ll call him “Da Big Kahuna”. This cat has a following on social media and is a “mover and shaker” (usually just “shaking” out of fear of the next FBI purge or lawsuit) in the militias. All his “People” call him “Boss” or “CO” (not to mention his Damned BS rank) in their many interaction on social media. He’s telling all the militias around the country, they need to go to Va on the 20th and make their voices heard.

So here’s the questions to ask, First, “cui bo·no?”, or in English, “Who benefits?”. Well it benefits his ego of course. He never had a position of authority in anything. He walked away from it for a month or so some years back when he thought the Feds wanted to talk to him, but was back in a flash (and TAKING the position back from the guy he left “in charge”) after he thought the heat was off.

Second, “What’s their experience?”. None. He was lower enlisted during peacetime when he got out and was in a non combat role in the military. He spent a number of years after that as a druggie. This is a guy you want making inexperienced decisions for your group? Keep in mind, you can get out of the Mil as a “Private First Class” (E-3) Water Purification Specialist, and civilians will make you a “Kernal of Infantry” in a flash, due to your “Experience”.

Third, “What’s their successes?”. None. Both of the things he’s done, concerning “Patriot” endeavors of note, ended in stalemate or failure. By the way, according to him, he’s the epitome of what the “Patriot Resume holder” should be. Just ask him….

Fourth, “Ramifications of applying that advice?”. He has made numerous bad decisions which others followed, and the last one he was lucky didn’t get people killed.

Fifth, “What’s their reputation?”. Among people who know what they’re doing (you know, the ones who stay off social media with that crap), he is an abject, amateur with delusions of his own competence as a militiaman let alone, a leader. He has some theoretical knowledge but no real world application. He will regurgitate whatever he’s been told if it will get him to the desired ends he espouses. The “ends” being “combat” of course.

If he wants combat so bad, it’s strange that he never bothered reenlisting in the military in a Combat Arms unit when we were at war FOR THE LAST 19 YEARS! So I think he wants to give people the perception that he’s a bad ass “Operator” (It’s easy to put on a helmet and plate carrier in a profile pic, it’s a lot harder to live in it when it’s “Real World”), but like a few other situations he’s already been in, he with wither and grovel when challenged with legal authority, whether the “Authorities” are right or not.

Does the above sound mean spirited? If you think so, maybe you don’t understand the cold reality of what the two above examples are advocating. Reality is a rifle bullet through your “Tacticool” level 3A helmet. Reality is you sitting in a cell for months, like the bikers at Twin Peaks that Matt B has mentioned, only to get released without charges after being bankrupted.

I get that you’re frustrated. What sane person isn’t? There is a fight coming and probably in your very neighborhood, no matter the State. Following the guidance of the morons I’ve talked about above is a gross imbecility and the people who will pay, won’t be those who are pushing you guys to take action (if they’re there, they’ll be gone at the first shot, or “drone” rumor), but you, the person on the ground who has convictions and some guts.

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What it will probably be……..

Keep in mind, the above characters described are the template MANY “Voices” in the community fit into. They aren’t the only ones by a long shot. As my Friend NC Scout has said concerning VA, “What is the objective?”. Is it posturing and trying to incite fear in your legislators? If so, my first question is, “If it’s “posturing”, when are you running for elected office in Virginia?” You are from Virginia, right? The second would be, “Be careful what monster you create. They might just use the authority VIRGINIANS GAVE THEM to crush what they fear.”. IT’S WHAT TYRANTS DO, and they’ve already shown they will.

JCD

“Parata Vivere”- Live Prepared.

P.S. A close friend made the suggestion that the 2nd Amendment Lobby side of the rally be done at the NRA HQ. Now wouldn’t be funny’ The dumb asses show up in Richmond, while the serious adults go to The NRA HQ.