Friday, February 22, 2013

Is NJ law enforcement targeting "Doomsday Preppers"?

Fernando Salguero/Facebook
Joe Wright
Activist Post

As the world visibly collapses all around us, the idea of survivalism -- or prepping -- has gone mainstream. No longer should either word signify paranoia; rather, these words should signify adaptability in the face of proven challenges. Whether it is the looming food crisis, signs of inevitable dollar collapse, or any range of man-made or natural event, we have a survival instinct for a reason. We would be manifestly idiotic not to hone our innate skills and help those around us develop theirs to cope with the difficult times ahead.

As Michael Snyder pointed out in his article, Why are Preppers Hated So Much? an extreme backlash is shaping up into a trend to vilify preppers by those fearful of what they don't understand. It is worrisome, too, that this lack of understanding comes not only from those who would willingly find distracting forms of entertainment in an effort to not face reality, but from law enforcement as well. Instead of encouraging a self-sufficient (and armed) population that would work alongside well-trained and well-intentioned peace officers, there is a move to make even the most innocous prepping activities synonymous with domestic terror and insurrection.

An extreme example of this vilification by police (and subsequently the FBI) is highlighted by Abby Martin in her recent conversation with prepper and firefighter, Fernando Salguero, about the Philadelphia resident's encounter with New Jersey police. He intimates that he has been targeted as a threat based purely off his survivalist lifestyle and previous activism.

Salguero is very well known in the prepping community, and was featured by National Geographic in their "Training for the Apocalypse" coverage of the survivalist mindset. It is duly noted that the desire to survive is not bred strictly from paranoia against government as some sort of mental illness, but often comes from very personal stories such as Salguero's.

As Fernando discusses in the following video, his childhood was based on survival due to the horrific circumstances in which he found himself. He should be commended for not rolling over into a life of crime or substance abuse. He has chosen to reverse his early experiences and teach urban survival techniques as a means to empower those who might feel victimized. As you will see, rather than being lauded for common sense preparedness, he is being met with distrust and harassment.

So, is he dangerous? Here is Fernando's introduction as stated on his "Survive and Thrive" Meetup Group page:
My main motivation is LOVE. I have a lot of practical urban & wilderness survival experience as well as strong communication skills. I am an autodidact that can't stop digging for the TRUTH. I want to find like minded friends and help Humanity.
I think what is dangerous is the hostile stance taken by those who are paid to protect and serve, and illustrates just how far America has strayed from its roots.

For Fernando Antonio Salguero, it all started with a parking ticket....

You can find Fernando Salguero's "Survive and Thrive" Meetup Group HERE and connect with him on his Facebook Page.

Activist Post would love to hear from readers who have had similar encounters -- or, hopefully, from those who have had success speaking with their local police about the need to cooperate during a time of national crisis on many levels. Please add your thoughts to the comment section below.

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Anonymous said...

They like to go after someone fairly high profile so that it has a chilling effect. After listening to him, it doesn't sound like it's going to work though. Instead, police will look like the buffoons they are, and anyone with eyes to see will realize that it is the GOVERNMENT that is acting paranoid and crazy. Road flares? Pepper spray? Really? You're a joke and increasingly irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

This guy is an absolute hero and what a great story. The police and FBI should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Keep a lower profile and save yourself hassles!

Michael Moulds said...

Without Yeshua Hamasciach (sort of like Jesus, only using His real name), no one is surviving anything. Just calling it like I see it.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe they're not persecuting him for being a prepper? Maybe they'e prosecuting him with his work with Cop Block, which is entirely separate from prepping. Or protesting while wearing a gun? Maybe it's the Ron Paul thing, or Sovereign Citizenship, or advocating 'mind expansion' through drug use or being a 9/11 truther or the other conspiracy theories?

Anonymous said...

You are a nut.....:]

Anonymous said...

Abbie is hot. And smart.

Anonymous said...

Well I think preppers should be vilified and marginalized. I mean, food is now extremely expensive, and any sort of unnecessary demand no doubt will make it even more expensive. And this does not bode well for those barely getting by for they are likely to starve. So prepping should be outlawed at once.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Anonymous, you got it completely backwards, and no; that thing with 2 cheeks your speaking with, is NOT your head!!!! Hope your #1 on the RED List,dimwit-do your Homework, if your not a Debunker!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That's one of the most logical reasons for storing food. Dont't you know that the Scouts' motto is BE PREPARED? What planet are you living on?

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the basic reason preppers are demonized and targeted is because they ARE a threat -- to the depopulation agenda of the global mafia. The world is being run by psycho-Luciferians; to them what's good is evil, and what's light is dark.

Anonymous said...

Live & Let one has the right to tell anyone how to prepare/protect their family. The wanna stock up on food or whatever...if they can do...then good for them. They are not hurting anyone. Just being smart&protective of themselves&families

Anonymous said...

Outlawed??? Really??? If I starve and die...I only have myself to blame. Dont worry ...there is plenty of room for you at the nearest fema camp :) just go..plenty of for you. There will even be a special shower room where you just relax and fall asleep. No more worries for you

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention Nazis -

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well I think preppers should be vilified and marginalized. I mean, food is now extremely expensive, and any sort of unnecessary demand no doubt will make it even more expensive. And this does not bode well for those barely getting by for they are likely to starve. So prepping should be outlawed at once.

February 23, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Well I have the pleasure of being taxed to death, to support every mooching, welfare dependent, bastard ghetto child and momma.
So if I have the intelligence and income to prepare why should it be my problem to starve with the lazy, and stupid moochers I have been forced to support?

Anonymous said...

IT is amazing to me ,HOW many in america hate living in a free country,and would do any thing to destroy it,WHY do you send your children to war???WHAT possible reason is there if you hate everyones freedom to do as they damwell please,THERES lots of countries who LOVE suck asses,MOVE THERE,your free to do that you know,preppers who cares,if they don't want to starve to death in the famine thats coming ,thats their choice,you can go to a government ran fema death camp,no one can stop you if its your choice, most americans are blinded by evil and will gladly go to one,they'll get their chip and then be executed,good riddenance,THE POLICE hate preppers because they hate everything,especialy GOD fearing christians, freedom,children,pregnant women,preppers,old people,their family,their country,them selves,WHY is that?demons,every cop in america has had to sell his soul to lucifer to get his job,and trust me the police gang HATES YOU,they hate everything about you and always refer to you as a cockroach, and will kill your whole family if given the chance, they love killing animals and children,you'll see,soon to,this country is ending because it has become rotten to the core,and is deseased with evil in government and its servants the minions of lucifer,the sad thing is only the preppers see it,EXPECT the police gangs to try to BEAT YOU INTO SUBMISSION, remember WHO they work for, LUCIFER,if you aren't prepping and prepeared to defend your self and family you will be herded into a train car for your last trip,look at the train stations,there being setup so you can't escape,call on the LORD and you will be protected,he hates evil people to.........and evil has taken over america.....IF this terrorifed you,good! your waking up,and that may save your life,get ready,your out of time..............

Anonymous said...

THE LORD has said hes going to deal with people who have been hiding the truth from his children,very severly, you moderators are walking on thin ice,I'd be really ,really careful if I were you.................political correctness will cause you to break through the ice,only its hot where you'll be going.......although you may enjoy it..........he did say a lot of my children have already been lost.................

Anonymous said...

"Why are Preppers Hated So Much?" article is a good example of propagandists at work. Should read "Why Are Writers of Propaganda Disliked So Much?" Incredible.

Don Inodessa said...

Guess the Boy Scouts are terrorists as well. With their "be prepared" motto and all. All those little old ladies crossing roads these days better be carrying a bang stick instead of a bamboo cane.

Joking aside, those "buffoons" as you have said are the ones with the drones, the armored vehicles, hell some of them even have tanks and aerial assault helicopters. They certainly out-power 99 percent of the population. I hate to say it but we have already lost the nation and it's Constitution. Best and smartest thing we can do is resist by withholding our participation in the "system" as much as we are able. Make it your goal to get off all credit even the use of money as much as possible. Limit our taxable activities to as little as possible. Never ever do business with too big to fail companies and banks. Simple living will limit their control of us. The simpler the better. When you do have do conventional business keep your business local with small business as much as you can. Sadly most Americans I know don't even have an inkling of what has happened to this country. The sky truly has already fallen and most of us are walking around in a cloud.

Like the one below said:"Keep a lower profile and save yourself hassles!" Resist quietly but by all means, resist! The one thig we really do not want to do is start an armed revolution with violence. That is exactly what they are preparing for and at some point they will try to force it. Don't give them any excuse don't do it!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Well I think preppers should be vilified and marginalized. I mean, food is now extremely expensive, and any sort of unnecessary demand no doubt will make it even more expensive. And this does not bode well for those barely getting by for they are likely to starve. So prepping should be outlawed at once.
February 23, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Dear ignorant anonymous,

What if the supplies I am prepping with were produced and processed BY ME ??

Do you think I have no right to keep the fruits of my own labor? I have neighbors like you who want to know how much food I have stored while they lay on the beach or get their nails done - 'just in case we need some'.

You probably also think we should be 'outlawed'.

Saul ALLSTINKY said...

As far as I am concerned RT is an unreliable source,such as Al Jazeera,and Press TV.
I have seen the same woman in a blonde wig announce the news,later she wore a dark wig and pretended to be someone of a different ethnicity.
RT has BBC segways and music (From Europe BBC)
They have high production values and no commercial support.
Whst they just broadcast because they are nice?
RT is a fear monger outlet.
I used to give credence to RT till I got a FTA satellite and saw what they broadcast all day long....RT? Pffffft!This looks like Alinsky style fear mongering.
The real problem is in your neighborhood,in community centers...
Tim Rogers on UK Column with Brian Gerrish about Alinsky in YOUR community.
The only place there are no NGO's allowed is Russia.
(Russians made it illegal for the next hundred years to have a gay parade too LOL)
All NGO's are using Alinsky these Alinsky's rules,and this one is #'s 1-8-10-11
Alinsky practiced what he preached. He said, "Tactics means doing what you can with what you have ... tactics is the art of how to take and how to give."

He uses eyes, ears and nose for examples...

"If you have a vast organization, parade it before the enemy, openly show your power."

"If your organization is small, do what Gideon did: conceal the members in the dark but raise a clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more that it does."

"If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place."

Alinsky devised and proved thirteen tactical rules for use against opponents vastly superior in power and wealth.

1. "Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. "Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. "Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy.
4. "Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
6. "A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
8. "Keep the pressure on.
9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. "Major premise for tactics is development of operations that will maintain constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.
12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

"The real action is in the enemy's reaction. The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength. Tactics, like life, require that you move with the action."

Alinsky was hated and defamed by powerful enemies, proof that his tactics worked. His simple formula for success...

"Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize"

Alinsky for dummies (no's the title LOL)

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