Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Preppers, Patriots and Pirates

SARTRE, Contributor
Activist Post

Now that the prospects of a second Obama administration are hitting home, the pace of a rapid deterioration is confronting all thinking Americans. The radical transformation that is centrally planned for the economy and authoritarianism administrated by the statists that are part of the most tyrannical regime in memory, is taking place before our eyes. Falling off the cliff is more like descending into the abyss of martial law contrived to eliminate the last remnants of independent citizens.

Advocating for civil liberties is treated as a criminal act and the gun culture is looked upon as the preview of a terrorist cell.

Several decades ago, the label of being a survivalist painted a prepared person as odd if not deranged. Today the "prepper" is demeaned as an enemy of the state. The Obama dependency society demands that government is the dispenser of all wants and needs. The threat to the state from a prepared population has become a primary target of the New World Order minions.

So what is so perilous about the Prepper Nation? The overt resistance to arbitrary authority is a fear that any beholden bureaucrat abhors. Combating the grievous culture, which is the federal ruthless and tyrannical government, is a crucial concern of the beltway elitists. Thus, the prepared individual is a dangerous agonist that ignores, if not resists, the best-laid plans for a controlled society.

The American Dream presents a perceptive analysis and alert in Why Are Preppers Hated So Much?
In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States alone. So now the mainstream media has decided that mocking the movement is the best strategy, and lots of 'critics' and 'skeptics' out there have picked up on this trend. Instead of addressing the very real issues that have caused millions of Americans to prepare for the worst, those criticizing the prepper movement attempt to put the focus on individual personalities. They try to find the strangest nutjobs they possibly can and then hold them up as 'typical preppers'. The goal is to portray preppers as tinfoil hat wearing freaks that need to be locked up in the loony bin for their own personal safety and for the good of society.

The mainstream mass media is a state endorsed first account of history writing and propaganda machine. Entertainment is now defined as a process to marginalize any movement that seeks to deal with fundamental problems in a common sense response.

Daisy Luther writes in The Psy-Ops War on Preppers.
The National Geographic program Doomsday Preppers also has had a lot to do with the demonization of preppers – it’s a full-court press propaganda attack against preppers. The program finds the most outrageous examples of preparedness possible and edits to make them look foolish. An article on the American Preppers Network explains the modus operandi:
The show severely skews Preppers in an effort that can be summed up as 'making good television'. This is evident not only through viewing the show itself, but through the format they have built the show around.
Again in decades past the "Patriotic Cause" was smeared for its emphasis upon advocating a constitutional law application to the ills of excessive government. The current "Liberty Movement" need not require being a card-carrying Libertarian to advance the natural rights of individuals.

Such protagonists risk the wrath of Obama mania in the era of dictatorial edicts. No more grievous offense can be registered against the establishment than to champion the wisdom of the Founding Fathers.

John Adams wrote in a letter to H. Niles, February 13, 1818.
But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was affected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations...This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.
Those changes in principles are a foremost hazard in an age of international globalism. Patriots originally defended the spirit of the American Revolution. The meaning of limited government was understood in the hearts and minds of the ordinary populace. Now despotic technocrats act with impunity and violate the most basic precepts of common law.

Anyone who articulates the fundamental separation of powers that curtails outright totalitarian collectivism is no longer heralded as patriotic, but is viewed as a menace to the ruling cabal. The uniqueness of defiance from the "shot heard 'round the world" is captured in the Ralph Waldo Emerson poem, Concord Hymn.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

Emerson appreciated individualism, self-reliance and intuition. Under the Obama dictatorship, patriots like Emerson, would be degraded into submission as treacherous antagonists to the sociopaths that wear a state tiara. The British Crown is not embodied in a King. The Crown is a system of financial and servitude dominance.

In order to understand the nature of this enslavement scheme, the piracy of individual independence is a crucial element necessary to maintain state supremacy.

When buccaneer Henry Morgan was the scourge of the Spanish Main, he was a successful privateer for the British Empire. His appointment to admiral and then to the title of Sir was a reward for his pillaging and plunder. His eventual fall from grace brought down the anger of the English lords. The mechanism used by the ruling class to establish and maintain their power was based upon looting and force.

While initiative demonstrated by pirates that seized ships of treasure was protected as long as the spoils were shared with the Crown, the practice of keeping individual booty risked a hanging offense. The state is always the master robber.

Piracy is the largest business on the planet. Governments routinely make up the rules as it serves the interests of those who wage war to hold onto their power. Legitimacy of any regime is suspect at best and most governments act as criminal syndicates.

The Prepper intuitively comprehends this reality. The need to discredit the preparer of survival subsistence becomes a priority to the thieves that run the social plantation. Preppers are threats because many are practicing patriots. The establishment breeds compliant fools that eagerly support state tyranny as the price of being a ward of the dependency and entitlement society.

The purging of the essence of the American Revolution in the hearts and minds of the population is a betrayal of the John Adams legacy. As the federal behemoth, governance continues to destroy any lawful authority; the pirates of subversion destroy any legality remaining.

The Butchered Law sums up the dilemma.
When 'Truth' is abandoned, 'Justice' is denied. Civilization is created and maintained through an arbitration of disputes that respects the 'Rights' of ALL Individuals. The 'Law' is the guide to settle and judge adherence to criterion of conduct. But it is left to the realm of morals, ethics and values to establish those principles. 'Equity' suffers not a right without a remedy, is based upon moral standards of conduct and ethical codes. The 'Law' is NOT meant to make those mores, but to apply them. Judges are the umpires of the rules. Lawyers are the presenters of the evidence. And the Jury is the determiner of guilt.
Those remaining Patriots need to practice the Bill of Rights. Preppers need to share their personal preparation planning with open-minded neighbors. Both must defend the inalienable right of self-defense, especially against the pirate bandits that are planning military force to coerce you to walk the plank.

The article Have Gun, Will Travel puts the piracy perspective into context.
The State is an entity that results from the organization of society among varied interests, to rule the public. Your natural rights are never transferred to a non living creation of those who have achieved power over others. Citizens cannot negate their own rights, through a process of delegation and consent to any State. But what we have is a chronicle throughout all history of governments telling citizens that their rights are a result of government authority. If you accept this fraud, you can and mostly likely will, gladly accept the pronouncement of civic administration that restrict your ability to preserve your own existence.

Gun ownership is a sideshow to the real struggle. But guns represent a real threat to corrupt masters and their institutions. You already know the terminal consequences that happen to any population that surrenders the means to protect themselves. The record is clear - the society is at a greater risk to their own government, than domination from a foreign intruder.
Original article archived here

SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit's formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. SARTRE is the publisher of BREAKING ALL THE RULES. Contact batr@batr.org


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Anonymous said...

I don't worry too much about the "reputation" of preppers amongst the sheeple. Anyone who lives through a disaster instantly becomes a prepper. It doesn't take much more than 1/4" of snow in my area to create huge lines at the grocery store. That, to me, is crazy.

I do admit that, just like our non-prepper counterparts, there are some that lose sight of their priorities and some that let immense fear consume their lives ruining relationships and sending common sense out the window. But who am I or anyone else to judge? The great thing about this country is we are allowed (within reason) to live the life we so choose.

Anonymous said...

Now that the prospects of a second Obama administration are hitting home, the pace of a rapid deterioration is confronting all thinking Americans...........

Yeah, and lots of Americans also felt that way at the end of the term of W Bush the filthy war criminal too. So now the filthy war criminal Obama does the job. If Romney won, or Bush had a third term, or Jeb Bush gets anointed by the Satanists who rule the USA, or Hilary Clinton gets a new brain and she gets to be the boss...........do you seriously think it would matter?

Any analysis, any honest look at the hellhole that is the USA, must respect the left and right people who are awake. The idea that fed up Democrats and fed up Republicans come together with the knowledge that they were played like fools by their party allows us all to forgive each other. The forgiveness and understanding required by both right and left people who are now awake is vital. I see ActivistPost continually undermine that. I see ActivistPost doing the work of our rules by keeping people divided into their left and right camps. I am sure others see it too.
The question is why?

Anonymous said...

An interesting article but I can't help but be bugged by the picture that goes with it, a perfect example of propaganda.

What exactly do empty privately owned grocery store shelves have to do with the idea that the government will take care of people?

Even the DHS recommends I think at least 3 to 5 days of food and other emergency supplies, it takes time for government forces to take action to help people(assuming they honestly are trying to help).

That people don't even follow the government's suggestions and get themselves into tough situations where they end up wiping out private market supplies doesn't really reflect that poorly on the government so much in my view.

The government doesn't like people that stockpile huge amounts of supplies and that have vocal political viewpoints as those people could challenge their perceived authority since other people who aren't prepared will follow your lead in exchange for food and shelter and what have you.

They are not opposed to emergency preparedness as many in the alternative media like to suggest, but they actually encourage it to some extent(yes, sometimes in useless ways simply meant to provoke fear for propaganda value - like the duct-tape to combat bio-chemical warfare after the 9/11 anthrax attacks and stuff).

Anybody who thinks that the government will take care of them by somehow assisting private companies to maintain their stockpiles is a bit daft, that is not how the system works(they may assume command of private stores to bring in and distribute supplies from though, over time).

I know it's just a picture but everyone knows the saying about how many words a picture speaks, and misleading pictures like that are powerful propaganda.

Certainly when fighting a system that is well armed and equipped for psychological warfare some propaganda is needed to counter their strategies, but this kind of blatant stuff still bothers me.

I'm really starting to wonder what the point of fighting these people is when more and more so those who oppose them are behaving no different than them.

It's a popular saying in activist circles that "the lesser of two evils is still evil", so if the activists themselves become a "lesser evil" then that still makes them an "evil"... so why are they different?

I'm not bashing the activist movement, I'm a big fan of the Athenian lawmaker Solon(that J.F.K mentioned in his final speech) and the notion that it is a civic duty of every citizen to be aware of and to criticize all political activities of those who are claiming to represent their interests in a democratic system.

But history has shown that power corrupts absolutely, and it's just so easy for them to be corrupted when those fighting the main "evil" have made themselves a "lesser evil" in the process.

The cycle goes on and on - if the existing social and political order was toppled today it could take decades to build a new system and get it working effectively, decades of chaos and disorder.

During that time the "lesser evil" will suffer from corruption and greed and will grow into the new "main evil", eventually to spawn a new "lesser evil" opposition to overthrow them, and start over again.

We may not be able to change history(manipulate it yes) but we can change the future if we stay vigilant to our own natural inherent vulnerabilities.

Sorry, I'm just ranting out of boredom now.


Anonymous said...

Just what I expect of Americans me me me and more me this crisis efects the planet not just you. your gov started this shit. They took your jobs no problem then they took your freedoms still no problem but now they want your guns oops now the people are waking up can't take away our guns shit we will have no one or nothing to kill can't do that. Time is ticking we don't want you American idiots any more in this world you are slaves willing slaves at that right left right left ha ha the world is looking on and all you people have the gall to think about yourselves. Bunch of cowardly cunts

Anonymous said...

Ye didn't think you'd post my comment amerika go back to sleep cowards. They have taken your country, liberty and are about to take your guns and your humanity while the rest of the world are fighting for freedom and humanity stay were u are we do not want you you are the most hated people in the universe never mind the world your gov is planning a genocide of massive proportions we will fight but you will die eating twinkies and watching american idol. I hate you with all my heart I speak for everyone on the planet. American idiot is now a catchprase around the world baaaa

Anonymous said...

Pure junk...nota worth the words to dismiss it.

Anonymous said...

the funny thing is watching doomsday peppers has got my wife and at least 5 other people i know to start prepping...

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