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.

 

 

A New Year, A New Fear?

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I remember as a kid, New Years Eve was a time when our Church Youth Group would have a big get together and we’d stay up all night playin’ games inside and playin’ a huge game of tag/Hide and go seek in the woods outside. A couple of us were plannin’ on going into the military (this was between 13 and 17 and I was fortunate enough to serve with one of them in three different units), so the game in the woods became a huge stalking exercise. We’d finish out the morning by driving to the top of the mountain and watch the sun come up.

I sit here on the couch having just put my nine week old Son to bed and I am contemplating the last year, 2019. The birth of my third child was the highlight of this year, and thinking about a few more awesome events that have taken place, I realize how God has truly blessed me and mine.

Trying to keep a realistic perspective of my surrounding, I realize that their are many enemies to what I hold dear, stalking those of us who believe in things like God, Family, Rights and Country, and just waiting for a time to pounce.

There are so many situations on the edge of “POP!” right now, it’s hard to keep track. Everyone keeps talking about Virginia, and what’s going on there, so let’s discuss it. All I keep hearing is, “Everyone needs to show up there on Jan. 20th, to tell their Admin how we feel.” or, “If they want a fight, let it start with all the militias in Virginia.”.

A few things come to mind when I hear all those forum and You Tube “Talkers” tellin’ people they need to go to Virginia. The first thought is, “Most who tell you that you should go, are not going. I know because I’ve asked many of them in comments. If they aren’t willing to go, why are they telling you that you should? Because everybody is saying it, that’s why.

Second of my thoughts is, “This is a problem Virginians created, let them handle it.” Along with that is the caveat that If Virginians appear to be in over their heads after they’ve made a go at it, by all means, we should help our fellow Americans out. They seriously dropped the ball in their election and they know it. Let them fix their problem without a bunch of wannabees screwing it up for them. The only way those laws, if passed, will affect Non-Virginians is if you’re driving through the State. What are you protesting that will specifically affect you if you’re not from Virginia?

What? You’re gonna show up like “The Fools of Charlottesville”, lookin’ all “Operator” with your AR pistol, tomahawk, MICH helmet and mirrored sunglasses? What happened there? They were painted as something they were not by MSM and ended up grovelling to the people that sued them (after it was over) and kept sayin’ they only wanted to get along and “We’re here for you.”. The closest thing they had to a plan was who was going to do the photos that they could post on there social media militia page later….and it showed.

By all means tell us by what authority you operate in your own State, let alone another. You don’t have any (The 2nd Amendment is a generalization to the specifics of the different militia acts. The Militia Acts tell how you will have Officers appointed by the Governor and how you will organize), and what’s worse, do you think the Administration in VA has not thought it through this time. They added $100 Million to their overall Corrections budget compared to 2019. That’s a “Tell”. What, you’re gonna say you’re runnin’ as “Security” for “Fill in the blank YT star”? Look up DCJS and see what VA requires for a person to work armed security in VA. You’re gonna be armed, right?

Is your “militia” planning to go to any of the other States that are proposing similar laws. I doubt it, you have day jobs, and it sounds like you’re gonna blow your wad on a State you don’t even live in. What are you gonna do when it comes to your State? I live in PA, and if it comes down to the same type of actions being planned in VA, I will resist, because that affects me and mine directly.

If this were a Federal Confiscation, by all means, all of us should resist. But understand, this is a test, and other States are watching how VIRGINIANS handle it. Are you gonna stir things up, only to leave it for Virginians to live with the consequence? If you go and there is trouble, that’s what you’ll be doing. You aren’t gonna stay there long, unless you get planted there, because the bottom line is you have responsibilities elsewhere, don’t you?

I haven’t even brought up the planning required to perform in that type of environment with even a small group. Basic Battle Drills that you have rehearsed 10 or 1000 times with your group is the easy part. That doesn’t even cover the map recon or better yet, site recon before the operation, a serious commom plan, the specific planning for multiple routes in and out, contingencies for commo, evacuation and transportation, overwatch assignments and fall back positions. You’ll need casualty recovery, movement and collection points planned and assigned. Finally (not really) the logistics needed for this kind of operation need to be collected. This is where knowing how to write and deliver an OpOrd and understanding the “Principles of Patrolling” come into their own.

I hope all the hype is for naught, but I fear that is not the case. Regardless, whatever you do, me and mine wish you and yours a great and prosperous 2020 and I wish nothing but death and destruction to the communists and their weak brethren, the socialists, who want to destroy our great Nation.

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JCD

“Parata Vivere”-Live Prepared.