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Friday, February 18, 2011

Denninger: If You Read One Article This Month...

Denninger links to this Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi on how FedGov insiders from POTUS on down are helping Wall Street banksters continue the largest scam in human history.

Read both in full, please, but note: language alert on each.

Since the utterly-predictable collapse of the Dead Elephants on both the budget and the defunding of Obamacare over the past week, I have felt a curious lift in my spirits.

I know now that the aircraft is undoubtedly going into the water, and that I will have to use my ditch gear and training.

If I survive the crash, that is.

But today, the clouds came in again, as the Wisconsin public-union thug demonstrations made me realize that the good guys are deeply and perhaps irretrievably disadvantaged by their own rule-set.

As a good guy, I was raised to respect the law (whatever it was), work hard, follow the rules, and keep my own nose clean. Doing so, taught my parents and the culture of first-half Sixties America, would ensure my success and that of the community in which I lived.

But the cataclysm that struck America in the second half of the Sixties and continues today tore away those social rule-set foundations.

That country and that culture are gone, almost certainly never to return absent a Renaissance presently unforeseeable in the coming decades.

I have fought in the nearly 30 years since my own personal resurrection from drug and alcohol addiction not just to believe in those rules, but to live by them.

Don't lie.

Don't steal.

Don't hurt people (at least those who don't need hurting).

Pay your taxes.

Wear clean underwear.

Obey the law.

Respect authority.

Be a good citizen.

Don't break things that don't belong to you.

Read the major news periodicals so that you are familiar with the issues of the day.

Register and vote in every election.

Pick up after yourself.

Be kind to others.

And don't get me wrong -- I have, in varying degrees and frequency, failed to live up to each of those "musts".

But at core, I believed in each of them and, even as I failed, tried the next time to do better.

Events of the past year have convinced me that I have been nothing but a rube, a naif, a fool.

The rule of law in this country is dead.

The idea that you have to work for what you have is dead.

What respect should one have when your country's leadership in both parties are accessories before, during, and after the fact to a parade of frauds and corruption bordering on the unimaginable in both scope and consequence?

The vast majority of my fellow North American residents actually accept the idea of soon being de facto slaves to our creditors -- or, at the very most, will only grumble at the prospect.

What we have, here on the first springish day in the wintry South of the USA, 2011, is a worldwide collection of street gangs, each of whom understands that now and for the foresesable future is the time for root, hog, or die.

And Alex, we'll take "root" for 3 trillion, please.

Each gang has its own colors, uniforms, language, and other anthropological markers.

The lawyer gangs, the cop gangs, the banker gangs, the politician gangs, the regulator gangs, the union gangs, the government employee gangs, the immigrant gangs, the NGO and QUANGO gangs, the drug gangs, the tax enforcement gangs, the gun enforcement gangs, the disability-rights gangs, the street crime gangs, the climate gangs, the commercial sex gangs, the pundit gangs, the enviro-gangs, the academic gangs, the Islamic gangs, the collectivist gangs....the list is nearly endless.

But the key commonality between all such groups is this:

There are those in the group, and then there is everyone else.

"Everyone else" breaks into two subcategories:

1) Other gangs (each of which can be, at any given time, an ally, an enemy, a takeover target, or an acquiring entity), and

2) The "unaffiliateds": Individuals or small groups of individuals who are not part of any clearly-differentiated gang.

Guess who's on the menu 24/7/365 for every other group looking for resources, victims, food, or just a bit of the old ultra-V?

Guess too where falls the average good guy or good gal who still believes in the old values?

Do you see the problem?

It's all nice and happy to talk about "activism" and "fighting back" and "standing up". And I don't for a minute mean to disparage any of the good folks that I have met anywhere along the path of the last eight years of trying to do what I thought was (and likely was) the "right thing".

But understand - in the Endarkenment, there is no such thing as "the right thing".

There is only the cannibal pot.

Those unaffiliateds who hold to the old values rather than embracing the new savagery place a "kick me" sign on their own backs -- a request that every gang thug of whatever persuasion within booting range will be glad to oblige.

But just know that the really bad guys will read that "kick me" sign as meaning:

"Beat me, take my stuff, savage and then kidnap for further savaging any females with me, and, if you're feeling peckish and have dispensed with the primal taboos, throw me in the stewpot when you're done."

And spare me, please, just this once, the bellowing, chesty "From my seventy-pounds-overweight cold, dead hands in a pile of hot brass with my .308 man's rifle by any means necessary but only after sufficient provocation lest we slide into the abyss when we gaze into becoming the beast we are fighting for our eternal souls" self-serving-and-deluding masturbatory-fantasy horseshit.

Just this once.

Please. For the love of all that is holy.

Readers of this blog know how few people will actually show up, let alone fight - in any circumstance.

Snyder called it right.

Let me be blunt, dear friends -- anybody noticed any bankers going missing lately?


How about union leaders?

Government lawyers?

The other major and minor cannibals strutting about your AO - every single one of them still has all ten fingers and ten toes, right?

You do understand that these gang members have destroyed the country into which you were born, and ensured that your children and grandchildren face a nearly-inescapable future as debt serfs, right?

Go back now, please, and re-read those last six questions.

Think for a few seconds on each.

Do you understand yet?

At least this old rule still applies:

When you're sitting around the card table, trying to decide who the sucker is, and you can't tell......

It's you.

The old way's over, boys and girls.

New World Order, indeed.

Form your own gang, or get eaten by someone else's gang.

It's just that simple, and just that inescapable.

New era.

New rules.


Or die.


Blogger Brock Townsend said...

May be your best ever.

February 18, 2011 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

I've gotta disagree with you on a few points.

The "old culture" isn't dead -- just look at the millions who have participated in the "tea party" rallies. Look at the record numbers of gun and ammo sales which show no indication of slowing.

The old "silent majority" is still here! We are "The Remnant"!

Yes - we're surrounded by those with an entitlement mentality, those who The Enemy has successfully trained to give in to their baser instincts. We're surrounded by grasshoppers.

Those people will not survive the coming collapse. They CANNOT!

Some will starve, many more will be killed in the act of trying to rob us "ants" of our stores. Yes -- a lot of us ants will die too, but - quite simply - there are still more of us than there are of them.

Many more will have no choice but to change their ways and earn their keep, returning to the values they have denied for so long.

There's simply no other way -- even the successful looters will eventually run out of people to loot. The *ONLY* way for a civilization to emerge will be for a rule of law to return.

This will be helped along by our equally-inevitable return to "frontier justice" -- Murderers, robbers, rapists, etc will be given a trial, then shot or hanged as an example to others. It won't take long for word to get around, and those with the capacity for self-control will exercise it. The rest will make good fertilizer!

I agree -- most won't get off their @$$ until it's too late -- but the time is coming when they'll have no choice. They'll either have to join -- and earn their keep -- or die.

Either way, they'll be out of the way!

Don't get me wrong -- I'm not optimistic about the near-term, but rather about the LONG-term.

No way in hell we avoid a collapse - the only question now is "when."

Collapse WILL lead to massive unrest, massive ugliness, and a MASSIVE watering of "the tree of Liberty."

There'll be some serious battles between The Remnant and The Looters -- but the looters **WILL** lose, eventually.

The society that emerges from the ashes will be based on the old values -- it will HAVE to be, or it will simply not work. Those who cannot be trusted will be disposed of if their crimes are serious enough, or exiled - which will likely be little more than a delayed death-sentence.

When our society returns to function as it did a hundred years ago, the values of the time will return as well -- there's simply no other way for such a society to exist at all.

*OUR* goal therefore must be to be as prepared as we can be to deal with what comes, and to help lead the rest of the survivors to rebuild.

The worm continues to turn - but we - The Remnant - have always existed, we've always survived, and we've always led the rebuilding.

It ain't gonna be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.

Don't give up hope -- our Remnant is bigger than anyone realizes!

We - like Egypt and other places - just need the triggering event to get The Silent Majority off the sofa and into the streets!

It'll come -- you know there's no way around it!

Hang in there...

February 18, 2011 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Taylor H said...

I find myself speechless, yet your words have made a definite connection. Cry, the beloved country.

February 18, 2011 at 6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I thought I had it figured out. Sorta.

I wish every one of my friends and family could understand this, but, unfortunately, they refuse.
Yes, dark times are upon us, and I thank you with all my being, for the enlightenment you have brought to a few of us willing to read and think.

Semper Fidelis, 0321

February 18, 2011 at 6:11 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...


Look deeper into the people in those marches.

Do they have any fight in them?

On what objective basis do you form your conclusion?

Phrased alternatively, do you think those with hard eyes fear the folks you describe?

The banksters and their lapdog pols sure as shooting don't.

I wish I believed as you do about most of the people you describe.

I did, until very recently....

And I pray you are right and I am wrong.

But here's the thing -- even if you are right, Team Remnant had best transform itself into The M'fing Remnants, the baddest MF gang in the AO.

Or they're gonna get et.

February 18, 2011 at 6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There sure were a lot of people in Wisconsin willing to fight for the privilege to feed off of the producers. Don't they see that with out us it can't continue? Where is the money supposed to come from? Sooner or later, at this rate, the "producing" element of this society will run dry. Any moron should be able to figure that out. WTF? Watershed moment without a doubt.

Something wicked this way comes.

February 18, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Arctic Patriot said...

Dammit, CA.

I fear you're right.

Linked and commented on.


February 18, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Anonymous WarriorClass said...

I agree with Dedicated Dad; this fight ain't over. Hell it hasn't even started. The silent majority is still arming up and preparing. Yes, it will be hell but don't count out the Americans that are still here just because you have heard from them, yet.


February 18, 2011 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the good guys are deeply and perhaps irretrievably disadvantaged by their own rule-set."

Perhaps your rules just need to be re-read with a fresh eye?

"Don't lie. / Don't steal. / Don't hurt people (at least those who don't need hurting). / Wear clean underwear. / Don't break things that don't belong to you. / Pick up after yourself. / Be kind to others."

Nothing wrong there.

"Be a good citizen. / Pay your taxes."

Be involved. Contribute your time and energy towards policing up the messes in your community. It doesn't mean: eagerly do anything the government demands, even when you know it's wrong.

"Obey the law."

Law as determined by whichever source you have the most respect for. Judge Learned Hand? H. L. Mencken? Lysander Spooner? The original sales pitch for the US Constitution was that every man could read it and determine what it meant for himself.

"Respect authority."

Respect legitimate authority. Deciding what authority is legitimate is a major moral work in your life.

"Read the major news periodicals so that you are familiar with the issues of the day."

The major news periodicals are now blogs.

"Register and vote in every election."

That's the only one of your Protestant work ethic rules which is wrong. There's no other rule in your list that says you belong in someone else's cannibal pot. Yes, the world is full of gangs and tribes and wars and evilness. It always has been.

"And spare me, please, just this once, the bellowing, chesty"

Believing that people will, or should, fight before they have to is a Lee Greenwood type mistake. The smart people never choose to fight. War is a technique the Bad People use to get the middle class to eat itself; don't volunteer for one. When the mentally healthy Jews in Germany saw which way the wind was blowing, they didn't make a losing stand against their idiot neighbors, they packed up their stuff and left. Perhaps you should get a ten acre weekend place in rural Georgia where the people density is low? Join the volunteer fire department and the church. You can live in the big city during the week, but if you smell a riot coming, telecommute for a few days.

February 18, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great piece.


February 18, 2011 at 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Scott J said...

Got tribe?

I tend to be misanthropic to a fault.

So much so that going out to dinner and a little grocery shopping with my wife and kids on Super Bowl Sunda when the establishments were deserted was a JOY.

I have to get past that to some degree because I need more friends than my family and those I know online.

And for DD, just because you form your own gang or tribe doesn't mean you all have to turn predator on your fellow man. What CA is trying to drive home is that you don't face your fellow man. You face goblins. Adjust your sensibilities accordingly.

February 18, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous GardenSERF said...

What lifts my spirits now in 2011 is reading more people coming around to where I was in 2008 when I screamed into the noisy wind of lackadaisical Americans who continued their mindless cruise into consumerism despite evidence of the great screwing that was about to commence:


The question now is what people do with their new-found "awareness"? When angry and/or overwhelmed by circumstance, it's easy to retreat from doing what's right. However, it's by our response that we will be judged.

February 18, 2011 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Alvie D. Zane said...



February 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

It's always like this before the battle. Everything looks bad/impossible/pointless. I just keep my head, my cool, and my spirit. When the ball does commence, so will the dancin' and the sweatin'.

February 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Rollory said...

Someone's depressed today!

This has been the state of humanity for most of history. Humanity pulled outself out of it before, learning something from the process, and can do so again.

A Billy Beck style response to that might be that posterity is not so important, what matters is one's present life, and the harm being done right now. To which I can only offer Gandalf's answer: that it does not really matter what we would like or wish could happen (I wish Kennedy hadn't canceled Orion; we'd have colonies on Titan), it only matters what we do with what we have.

February 18, 2011 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous The Trainer said...

Well, CA, I'm with you on this. Been there for awhile now during our discussions.

Not damning those folks who still think that getting 2 million conservatives (read that to be 'non-violent') protestors in the capital streets will do some good, I just don't share that thought with them.

A better ROI on my time has, and will be, getting my sorry old ass into better shape, training my 'merry little band' to survive the first big die off, thereby increasing the percentage that at least some will make it (as I have no delusions about surviving it, let alone the Restoration).

It's just a waiting game now. Someone's gonna take the first swing; hope to God it's OPFOR as I like having the moral high ground. Who knows? With ATF and the Administration going ahead with a 'long gun' registry, that just might be what causes fusion and the ugly rest that follows.

No matter, time is coming quick where folks are going to see the pay off for the sacrifices of getting themselves ready to defend hearth & home. Or not.

Like those stalwarts who you referred to (70 lbs over-weight, etc, etc)? Their the ones who say, "Yeah, well, when the SHTF, I'll BE there!

In my AO, we thank them and smile...after all, you can always use a few good sandbags, or at best, a distraction.

Take heart my friend, do some dry fire, some PT, and work with your knife and/or hawk. It's theraputic.

February 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you seriously mistake the hidden savagery of the fat man when HE HAS to get off the couch and GET his .308. HE IS AMERICA. I could almost feel sorry for the idiots that start the trouble. Because you see.when the fat man comes out with his .308 HE IS GOING TO KILL EVERYONE THAT MADE HIM GET OFF THE COUCH. And GOD help you ALL if he gets together with his work/fishing/hunting buddies. TEOTWAWKI WTLL happen when the T.V. goes blank and the beer runs out.

February 18, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger sofa said...

I share DD's 'hoplophobia', and also share Pete's analysis of the data.

Wishing it weren't so, but...the data is the data.

“Men occasionally stumble over truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
- Winston Churchill

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
- Winston Churchill

Accept the data. There will be no victory in our lifetimes. That moment has passed.

The choice left now is to fight, or to live as slaves. With luck, with care to pass down the mythology of what we once were, after a few generations of endarkenment- Some semblence of our civilization may re-emerge. Or not.

The locusts descended on our vibrant community, and we did not stop them (because it seemed that our grandfathers had left so much for so many, that we ignored their methods and their warnings). Now the leeches have eaten the seed corn and everything that was in storage. It's what leeches do. It's what our communities let them do.

Our substance is being eaten out by leeches. Either we find the courage to stop the leeches, or we are "too stupid to live".

Embrace the challenge, with gusto.
"Live Free, or Die."

February 18, 2011 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a long time, I have maintained that when this house of cards comes tumbling down it will make the storming of the Bastille look alike a Sunday picnic.

The confusion rooted in ignorance of most Americans, the ruthlessness of the players who have betrayed America, and the numbers of gov-thugs fully equipped to run rough-shod over the dissenters will all work to fill the streets with blood like rivers.

Born in blood, bathed in it during the war between the states and perhaps drowned in blood will be her final end.

I have wept for my homeland. Now I can only prepare for my own survival.

Socrates and Christ killed by the state for speaking truth, Diogenes was mocked for seeking one honest man...there is likely no justice on this plane of existence.


February 18, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CA good stuff!
On DD's post.
The problem is that "we" are surrounded and in isolated pockets. We are also victims of our own paranoia in that we do not trust one another enough to actually form a tribe. Everyone expects federal weenies around every corner. All efforts by the cannibals to keep us food. Once things kick into second gear we will have some of the food come our way. The problem is that a good bit of it will go toward the cannibals as well.
Can we get over ourselves enough to actually form that tribe that can work for the mutual protection of us all?
I sense a great disturbance. It is very close. It is clouded in shadow but it is there.
There is a related saying that goes with the old card table sucker.
"If you look around on the battlefield for the cavalry, and you cant see it, then you are it"


February 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how many fingers and toes have YOU cut off Petey? How many assassinations have YOU been behind as of yet?

My guess: ZERO.

Provocation of half wits to get them to do your bidding while you sit at your computer typing out bullshit is the kind of shit undercover government agents do.....or is that the point?

Yes, things are about to get ugly....time is short and we are the minority if there ever was one. You'll have all the bloodlust killing you can stomach in short order. Why try and instigate it now? That's the "self-serving-and-deluding masturbatory-fantasy horseshit."


February 18, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not fucking around on a Friday, eh C.A.?

I'm building my tribe. We're going to make it through this because we are meaner than anyone else in our AO.

February 18, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Rollory said...

Actually, I want to add, regarding this -

"anybody noticed any bankers going missing lately?"

There have been two cases of this that I know of. Vox Day noted one a few months back - a bank executive in Atlanta was stopping off at a school to pick up his kid, he got shot dead at close range by a guy who then drove off in a nondescript white van. Nothing was taken. The police had no leads at the time, and I haven't heard anything more about it since. Karl Denninger mentioned another case some months prior.

Two isn't much.

I should also add that there is a certain person at my current place of employment who, based on publicly available information, I am personally convinced was at the very least complicit in encouraging and permitting fraud on a wide scale, before getting hired here. I have not done a thing about this person. Considering the alternatives rationally - I could stand up in a meeting and air my concerns openly. Odds of being promptly fired: pretty high. I could write anonymous emails to various management figures or other employees. I don't know that there'd be a witch hunt to find the author, but I am about 99% sure that there would be no negative consequences for the person involved - this person was vetted by the hiring process, for them to suffer consequences now means every single person who said "sure, this looks good, hire them" now bears some shared responsibility for not objecting at the time. They're de facto accomplices, whether they want to admit it or not (and the fact that this person is not just a run-of-the-mill employee, but is involved in the upper levels of the company, makes it much harder). I could try anonymous harassment or ridicule. I don't think that would have any more effect than emails. I could ask the police to investigate; I'd get eyerolls and bored looks. I could turn to violence. This would accomplish what? Assuming I am correct in my analysis of available evidence (which I grant is not certain), it would punish someone who did evil, but then what? I'd have the law enforcement system of the USA, backed up by all the good, well-meaning, law-abiding citizens, trying to sniff out my trail. Is it worth the price? What has been gained?

No, I'm not going to do anything about this person. I prefer to pick battles I can win.

It is only when all those law-abiding citizens start viewing such acts with ambivalence, or hope that it was justified, as opposed to reflexive indignation, that they will become feasible, and a meaningful deterrent and punishment.

"It is among the evils of democratical government, and not the least, that the people must _feel_, before they will _see_" - George Washington

February 18, 2011 at 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is way worse than 99%+ of people are willing to admit.

There seems to be more people “waking up”, but mostly that is an illusion. They are just sleep walking.

If you really take a close look at the “patriot” groups, and “freedom movement”, they are plagued with folks who absolutely can not bring themselves to let go of the illusion that their rulers have built for them.

Public “education”

“News” papers

Television “News” networks.

Police “protection”

Military “protection”


Licencing of everything in the name of protecting the public from uncouth business or unsafe drivers.

On and on and on......................................................

An article that I believe you like to here a while back nailed it. The author was talking about the money traps. Some type of container with food inside and a hole big enough for the monkey to get it’s open hand into but once it has it’s hand closed around the food it can not get it’s hand back out. The monkey will hold on even as the hunter who set the trap approaches and kills it.

This is the average American. They will hold on to the illusion that their rulers have built for them right up to their death at the hands of those rulers.

The really shitty part.....................they drag the rest of us down with them. They help to perpetuate the whole damned mess we are in. They attempt to guilt the individual into our hand into the monkey trap with things like “it is your duty to vote”, “if you don’t vote you have no room to complain”, “if you don’t like the laws work to get them changed”, “we must work within the system to peacefully change the system, we must hold the moral high ground”.................................................

How in hell anyone can consider working within an absolutely immoral, corrupt system can be considered moral is beyond me.

Tom Baugh nailed it with his book. He had a bunch of people in the “patriot/freedom” community jumping up and down screaming, trying to make him out to be a bad guy. Why?
Because the truth hurts.
They are all standing around with their hands in the monkey trap. They either don’t get it or on some level do, but like monkeys aren’t about to let go, and are pissed off because they unlike literal monkeys, know what they have coming if they don’t let go, and still would rather hold on, and go one further to try to get everyone around them to stick their hands in an hold on too. Just Vote!

Anyone who takes a government check, for anything, has got their hand in the monkey trap and are contributing to the growth of the monster that is going to kill them.

It ain’t a pretty picture.


February 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger GunRights4US said...

If it would cheer you up, I'd tell you what I've been up to lately.

But then I'd likely get a visit in the middle of the night from black uniformed gubmint employees.

February 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, who will bell the cat? Who will follow in the footsteps of the South Carolinians of 1861 and fire the first shot? What about the Sipsey Street man's mantra about "No Fort Sumters"?
If I refuse to pay my escalating county property taxes, men with guns come and take my house. If I refuse to pay my state taxes, Comrade Kitzhaber will have me thrown in prison, courtesy of the ambush criminal justice system here in the Peoples Democratic Socialist Republic of Oregon.
The bubble has not burst, but it is deflating. The legions of Barry-worshipping tax termites in Wisconsin and elsewhere will see the rug pulled out from under them soon enough. Let's all be patient, grab the bag of blister peanuts, the six-pack of Miller High-Life and watch. Hopefully we, the remnant, are prepared and networked for when the dollar finally does die and chaos reigns.
Then, as Bill Anderson told Josey Wales, it will be time to: "...set things right."

February 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy the Saint said...

The Clash said it best in "Cheat Cheat":

Don't use the rules
They're not for you, they're for the fools
But you're a fool if you don't know that,
So use the rules, you stupid fool.

February 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Team Remnant had best transform itself into The M'fing Remnants, the baddest MF gang in the AO."


The only way they'll kill liberty is to get every last one of us.

To (probably mis-)quote someone (can't locate) - America still lives as long as two people that still believe in Liberty survive.


Bring it.

We brought something beautiful to this world and we'll do it again.

February 18, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...


Re yours of 3:07 pm, if it was not clear enough, I was indicting myself, just as much as anyone else, for failing to take action to date.

How about you - you're the guy who's killed Communists with your M16 and M203, and claims to be a scalper - is your knife red yet, tough guy?

Thought not.

Oh, that's right. You're waiting for the right time.


Now that we have the exchange of ad hominems out of the way, let me just add this:

I have been hearing the "he is a provacateur" crap since 2005/2006, when certain stalwarts of the so-called freedom movement took offense at my insistence that their actions track their words.

I write to provoke thought and, hopefully, constructive action. Doing so means throwing rocks at glass houses when warranted.

I've also spent a helluva lot of my own money and even more of my limited allocation of time in my "only-ever life" over the past eight years trying to get people to save the country and themselves.

Repeatedly, folks who have gotten their egos bruised have accused me of being a plant or some kind of LE agent.

Repeatedly, those same folks have failed to bring any proof of those accusations when challenged.

I expected better of you.

Good luck to you and yours.

I will see you on the beach.

And we will go forward together.

February 18, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truer words were never written. Thank you.

As Matt's article closes, "this whole American Dream thing recedes even further from reality."

And that, for me, is the worst part. The banksters and politicians have stolen my dreams and the dreams of my children. I played by the rules and believed in the rule of law. Shame on me (once) for being naive.

The biggest disappointment is that only those that are already awakened are able to see it. I recently sat in on a presentation for finance professionals, where the subject was one aspect of the financial collapse and the treachery that has become apparent. The general notion is that not one of them even knew of the level of misdeeds, although they might have suspected it. And this is from people whose profession depends on being aware of such happenings.

It is no wonder that the remainder of the population is blithely unaware. That battle is lost.

February 18, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the noise and bloviation of these comments aside, it's simply not "the right time" yet.

Look at Civil War history for examples of events playing out over time.

South Carolina seceded on Dec. 20, 1860, after all the tension that had built for years and years and years. Border ruffians of Missouri, Bleeding Kansas, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, the election of Lincoln in 1860, etc, etc. Those things took years to unfold.

Even then, the shooting didn't start at Fort Sumter in earnest until April 1861, or four months after South Carolina seceded

Some states didn't secede until after the firing on Fort Sumter. It took until May 20, 1861 for NC to become the last state to join the Confederacy, a full six months after South Carolina seceded.

That's six months time from SC seceding to the Confederacy actually assuming its final form.

From the Revolutionary period, the Boston Massacre happened in 1770, but the Declaration wasn't signed until 1776. That's six years of turmoil and tension on top of decades and decades of turmoil and tension that led up to the Boston Massacre. Even after the killings in Boston, it was three more years until the Boston Tea Party happened. And then two more years after that until Lexington and Concord.

In the American Revolution, the colonists didn't just wake up one day and say, "Hey, let's like have a revolution or something." It took years and years and years to build to that point.

Events take time to happen.

We're simply not there yet. If we were there, the shooting would have already started.

I'm afraid we're headed there. I hope and pray not, but I can see things developing. But it's just not time yet.

February 18, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger daniel said...

To anon who wrote this,:

"I think you seriously mistake the hidden savagery of the fat man when HE HAS to get off the couch and GET his .308. HE IS AMERICA......."

Who's to say something so clear and obvious is going to happen all at once to get him off the couch??

February 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is some good news:

The technological singularity is on-schedule. Look at the historical performance of tech growth: world war halts progress, then it quickly catches up to the trend line. In less than five years, smartphones will come down in price enough to use them as disposable monitoring devices. The world will be awash in bad-cop and bad-soldier videos.

The manual labor vision of 'world made by hand' is a fundamentalist religious fantasy. There is more than one automobile for every human in the US, and these won't be raptured away. Hobbyist wood gasification projects to run internal combustion engines are shipping as turnkey electricity/heat power pallets today, and rapidly improving at an open source software rate. $20K today will buy you a home power system based on either wood gasification or silicon solar cells. If you spend $50K you can get the solar system professionally installed by mainstream contractors. If you wait a few years, the various cheap non-silicon solar cell research programs will pay off and you will get the parts for $5K.

There won't be civil-rights-era sized riots. Within the last 15 years, one of Wisconsin or Minnesota completely eliminated their state welfare program, with a year's notice. There weren't riots. Most people got jobs, the rest made arrangements with family or charity.

There doesn't have to be a die-off. China is not going to conquer the continental US to collect debt, they aren't that stupid, it would produce Red Dawn. Peak energy is a fiction. Man-made climate change is a fiction. Crop failures are normal. Everybody in the US can be fed, clothed, housed, and doctored by what is currently available in the US. All the loafers will have to go back to non-PC productive work in factories and farms.

If there is a die-off, it will be the boomers consenting to the government telling them they can't make marketplace arrangements for healthcare. Good riddance to the statist generation!

I don't expect an ordinary hyperinflation. I do not expect rednecks to carry dollars in wheelbarrows while the printing press adds 25 zeros to the currency in 3 years like in Zimbabwe. I think after purchasing power of the dollar shrinks by 2/3 in one year* the middle class household budget will go bust vs. wages, and then the non-shellshocked will shift to barter in the black market. This will swiftly settle on coins and tobacco like it always does in POW camps. Then we'll get the clandestine ebays, amazons, craigslists. Tax collection will never be the same again.

Rounding up or more registration for existing guns is a tripwire. Won't happen.

* $100 can be watered down to $33.33 of purchasing power in 1 year by: inflation that loses 8.7485% of purchasing power a month, aka inflation that loses 66.66% of purchasing power a year; aka inflation that adds 9.5872%/month or 200%/year to the money supply; for a new total of 300% as much money as before.

February 18, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Brass said...

Sean, if you think that's what he is, then just stay away. Don't read his stuff. He's not making anyone do anything, except think.

February 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Dennis308 said...

C.A. It's that the "Old Culture" is not dead that is the problem.

A couple of these Moral rules that you quote,

Don't hurt people (at least those who don't need hurting).
Anyone that would take from you deserves hurting

Pay your taxes.(so that the TPTB can give the fruits of your labor to someone else)

Obey the law.(Whose Law? The Law that has been corrupted by the same TPTB)

Respect authority.(Not one that will NOT Respect My Rights)

Be a good citizen.(Not at the Cost of my own Liberty, so that TPTB continue Cheat and Rob, Rape, And Murder on my behalf

Read the major news periodicals so that you are familiar with the issues of the day.(So I can hear more Lies from the Collaborators of again TPTB

Register and vote in every election.(When someone is worthy of my Vote I Vote for them and not the lesser of Two EVILS

Be kind to others.(Kindness will be Very Rare Commodity in the near future so if you can find some treasure it, and don't be to generous for Kindness is too often mistaken for weakness

These are the reasons that we are failing as a Nation. And Failing as a Resistance. The time is here Now to take off the gloves. This is a WAR that we are in. Just because someone has Not Fired That First Shot doesn't make it Any Less of a War. The Shooting (and worse) will Commence soon enough.

Just Don't dispaire trust in your Higher Power (for me a god that I never understood before) that you have come to understand in these last 30 years of your life. I too know that same battle 16 yrs. and still counting.

You see what is happening in Wisconsin and soon to be in Cities and States all across country. The Gig is up, Free-Fall is about to hit Bottom and now the Fear and Anger of the Entitled will come to surface. This is why so many have been prepairing in every way that they can. Soon all that we have known was comming will be at hand and it will be for the Survivors of this First Kill Off to fight for a New Republic to be Rebuilt, Looking back at the mistakes of our last Generations.


February 18, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't it been said that when you feel you've had all you can stand of watching the Republic being trashed, grab your MBR and run out the door, if you find you're the only one out there, it isn't time yet?

February 18, 2011 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Curtis said...

Well people, we all know what happened in those "other" countries years ago. And we all know approximately how many people died in those "other" countries. Fortunately for millions more, they did not have the technology then, that our government has now. The fact is, our own government has had a lot of years studying "their" playbook and perfecting on it, and expanding on it. And with today's technology...

Your government has GPS'ed every home in America. Your government, through the NSA and various other ABC agencies, including even some public sector for hire companies, has a list on all of us "loud mouths". And even some who think they are under the radar.

I know some people think that government is just one big cluster puck and the one hand does not know what the other hand is doing. And that may be true to a certain extent. But then I am reminded of all the great purges in all those "other" countries ... and they were pretty damn efficient. And they did with a fraction of the technology that our government has today. So read in between the lines.

I'll be blunt. Millions of men in this country let strangers, who are hired by your government, to grope and fondle YOUR wives, YOUR daughters, YOUR sons, YOUR mothers and fathers day in and day out every year. Where in the hell is the virtue? Where in the hell is the righteous indignation? Where is the honor? Where in the hell are the men?

We'll show them! When our and our childrens hands are tied behind our backs and our legs are fettered with chains ... then we'll rise up and beat them to death with our tongues.

Great motivational piece CA. I am sure that there are a few who have had a spark kindled in their hearts.

One more thing people, just imagine if there is not another "Ft. Sumter". And ... we continue in the direction that we have been for years. Just shackled one law, one Act at a time.

And imagine this ... another "terrorist" attack, whether real or promulgated ... how easy it would be for Obama or a future president to whip up the booboisie in a patriotic fevered pitch ... and call on millions of Amerikans to join the National Civilian Security Force.

It works the same in any country. And it is always a simple matter to drag the people along.

Yeah, well ... but we have guns?

I say the guns have been ... emasculated.

Once your hands and feet are bound ... it is just a simple matter of cutting out the tongue.

Well ... here we. Imagine where we will be.

Can you?

I doubt it.

February 19, 2011 at 3:33 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...


Thanks for sharing. All I have to do is die sober and I will have beaten incalculable odds.

But living sober is even better.


February 19, 2011 at 3:40 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Uh, CA, Anon.3:07, is not me. My comments always start, from Sean. Don't know who that is, but you can find my only other comment here at 1:38 pm. My previous comments about mayhem and prior ugliness still apply, and I'm not very critical of you to begin with. Although you could be a little dressier...............

February 19, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 19, 2011 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Good Sean:

That's a relief. I didn't know what the hell happened.

Please accept my sincere apologies. See you in Berlin.

Bad Sean:

All previous applies.

February 19, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger sofa said...

In 1599, William Shakespeare wrote about the Battle of Agincourt, 25 October 1415

Henry V speech
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.

He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.

This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:*
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Situation Normal, All F**d Up.
We have our role to play, and although the outcome is bleak (with digital forensics, federal databases, and GPS)- It ain't over 'till it's over.
Now let's get on with the business.
...we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother

February 19, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger j3maccabee said...

Well. What to say?
Excellent article? Of course - never expect anything less from the author.

Problems stated? Most succinctly.
Solutions offered?
I can't see them. Best I can tell, the only solutions are
1. Go out and start shooting whoever represents the oppressor;
2. resign oneself to watching the gradual and unceasing growth of a tyranny which will crush the people where they stand.
3. Take a handful of Valium, give a handful to each family member and chase it with a few shots of vodka.

Given my own usual bent toward depression and pessimism, I reckon I'll choose the last option.

What the hell. It doesn't matter anyway.

February 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Dennis308 said...

C.A.; Amen Brother living is better than it ever was.


February 20, 2011 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...


1) Churchill planned and had propaganda materials prepared for use in the event of an actual Nazi invasion imploring all Brits to, at the very least, "take one with you."

2) This book might lift your spirits.

3) They want you and yours dead. Don't do them any favors. Live and fight.

February 20, 2011 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger J. Croft said...

article and links reproduced in full for whole viewing here: http://freedomguide.blogspot.com/2011/02/wrsa-if-you-read-one-article-read.html


Look: who started this? Who got the ball rolling on:

US Imperialism
Dumbing down education
exponentiating debt
deliberate economic destruction
degredation of morality and ethics
media domination of the American hive-mind
Marxists in the 'left
Fascists in the 'right'

Do I need go on?

It's the 'elite'-the banksters, the CFR 'think tank' that has turned America political institutions into their cartel, it's the millions of BAR Attorneys who make the laws, administer the laws and try is by their laws.

And, all the people that usually crop up for the hate-the federal bureaucrats and agents, and all the revenuing oath traitors they're the foot soldiers in all this.

Should've started shooting DECADES ago-hell, the GI's of Athens TN should've had a clue and kept that revolt against the McMinn political syndicate going into a full-blown revolution, the papers of that era shat themselves at the prospect, but being good ol' patriotic country boys kicked back after their victory and the scum and the traitors got back in stronger than ever.

The GIs of Athens TN in 1946 had the right ideal-taking over local government using recall elections backed up by force. We in theory can do so much better today and we will need to.

We're going to. I'm going to see to that.

J. Croft

February 20, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great idea! I always think back to the Athens,TN fight and admire them for what they did. More balls that we have today.
My question to you is; who are you going to get help from? Or are you a 1 man operation. Because by now, you already know, your friends and neighbors are so dumbed down by the MSM that they won't lift a finger to help you.
They've probably signed up to help DHS as reserve patrol rangers at the local WalMart. Butch Napolitano has ears everywhere now, so you be careful. And the best of luck.

Semper Fi, 0321

February 20, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Anon @February 18, 2011 8:48 PM

What you describe was the rebellion or runup to the actual Revolution of our Founding Fathers. Read "American Insurgents, American Patriots" by T.H. Breen- worth it even though it would be 'preaching to the choir'.

February 21, 2011 at 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're advocating torture and I'm "bad" Sean?

Ya, that's logical.


February 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These enemies are not so abundant that they may not be dealt with and defeated. Indeed they can be and we the people will do it. Just as soon as we are allowed to perceive the time has come. But there will be no trumpet to announce it, and many have missed those markers which have passed already.

They are at war with America and her people. They have used force and violence against Americans under color of law to achieve their ends and no one has suffered the consequences of those acts, except the American people.

If your alarm has not yet rung, I implore you to buy a new clock.

February 21, 2011 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Do you prefer "Patient, Consenting, Waiting-For-Permission Sean"?


Or we could drop the ad hominems and discuss ideas.

February 23, 2011 at 4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you're waiting for a majority of voters to transform themselves from socialists to Thomas Paine, check out this software project: http://www.freedomboxfoundation.org

These programmers are motivated by having users for their stuff. The best thing non-techies can do for this project is not to donate money, but to use their software and provide feedback in the early stages when its value is in doubt.

Maybe the non-techie gunnies could start a parallel pledge drive where threepers anonymously pledge to spend five or ten evenings trying to get this stuff to work after they release it in a month. It would be enormously motivating to the programmers to know their work already has a live audience waiting of a few thousand threepers.

February 23, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous BS Footprint said...

Late to the conversation, as ever. Is it possible that it's darkest before the dawn, so to speak? I sincerely hope so.

February 25, 2011 at 7:27 AM  

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