Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"organized" vs "unorganized" and "what do we do until then?"

organization is not as big of a problem as people realize. individual preparedness is far more important, and unfortunately less common.

does anyone else remember the "starfish vs spider" model? this was how the tea parties confounded the left for so long. we had no leader to attack. no central group to demonize, infiltrate, or scandalize.

organization like this HAPPENS. it happened with the tea parties. it happened with the 912 project. I fully believe that if mr.beck had not started the 912 idea, it would have manifested out of the tea parties organically.

all this takes is one brave soul to stand and say "NO MORE" . the rest will happen, so long as the individuals have prepared. it happened at concord bridge. it happened at the Battle of Athens,TN in 1946


someone will lead. we will not pick this person. fate will pick them. odds are they won't want the title...which is good, because this process is the same way that dictators arise. any man who would willingly seek out that sort of power over other men is someone to be watched closely..more closely that you'd watch a thief. a thief steals THINGS. a leader like that steals EVERYTHING.

now, on to "what to do while we wait"

don't have a gun yet? time to get one. you don't need a fancy uber-"assault"-rifle with all the bells and whistles.a WW1 bolt-action rifle will do just fine. as will a winchester .30-30 or any other hunting rifle. and then practice practice practice.

the hard part will not be rifles. we have plenty of those to go around (at least, many of us do) it will be AMMO. figure out what arms will be available to you and get AMMO for them. 200 rounds minimum, more as you can afford it. common calibers are preferable if you don't know what will be available. .30-06, .308/7.62 NATO, .223/5.56 NATO, .45 ACP, 9mm, 12GA. choking the ammo supply will be how they beat us into submission. they can't directly cut off food, power, internet, gas, water, ect because that means more recruits for us. but they CAN cut off our ammo without waking the mass of couch potatoes out of their slumber.

I'm sure people are thinking "what good can my little rifle do against a tank? or a bomber?"


(I will pull out one important quote. from of all places, "a bug's life"..which was loosely based on "the magnificent seven"..which in turn was loosely based on "the seven samurai")

Hopper: You let one ant stand up to us,then they all might stand up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there goes our way of life! It's not about food, it's about keeping those ants in line. That's why we're going back! Does anybody else wanna stay?

remember that this isn't all about riflecraft. some elements of the french resistance were preparing YEARS before the german invasion, storing the needed equipment and conducting training, and they were successful partly because they had all of that to draw on when the time came. these elements had outside help and funding..which we will never get..so we must prepare even more. learn first aid (or more, if you can), get out and exercise in the wild. practice walking up on people in ordinary situations without them noticing your approach. get and learn how to use a radio, even if it's just an old CB. think of what will be needed when this whole mess solidifies into something more tangible.


  1. about ammo:
    1. There are a lot of reloaders who can help with supply; and
    2. Don't forget that if the SHTF for real, there will be a lot of extra guns and ammo laying around that our adversaries won't be needing any more.

  2. just be leery of reloaders that come out of the woodwork. one "plant" reloader can kill a lot of the good guys with bad loads before we know who did it. squib loads, double and triple powder charges...even if it's only one out of twenty or oe out of a hundred..each time they either kill off one of your trigger-pullers or at the minimum disable his weapon when he's in the middle of a fight.

  3. Good point; only use reloads from those you know!
    Actually had a fun moment, decades ago, in teaching some younger shooters about rifle craft. One of the guys brought his girlfriend and wanted her to fire a few round; they were using mil surplus ammo from heaven knows when. She had what we used to call a 'hang fire' and proceeded to turn around, sweeping several of us with the muzzle, to ask what was wrong. Fun fun fun. Air turned blue with exclamations of surprise. The round went off, didn't hit anyone but made for a good teaching moment about the cardinal rules. All took place in about two seconds, but it was a loooong two seconds.