Guest Post: The Real Reasons Why The Liberty Movement Is Preparing To Fight

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

Years ago while writing for Neithercorp Press I penned an article entitled “One Day Soon, We’ll All Be Homegrown Terrorists”.  In that piece I described a not so far off future in which martial law, economic collapse, and the destruction of civil liberties stood imminent.  I related my views on the propaganda rhetoric of the SPLC, and how they were using false association to tie liberty groups to any deviant organization they could think of, including racists and domestic terrorists, in order to condition the American public to react to our message with immediate contempt. 

It became clear to me then that the SPLC, which had become the propaganda wing of the widely reviled Department Of Homeland Security, was helping set the stage for a paradigm shift in the U.S.  This shift would obviously include economic and social disruption, as well as political turmoil beyond anything our nation has seen for over 150 years.  But most importantly, it would pave the way for certain elements of the American populace, namely those who are awake, aware, and outspoken, to be labeled “enemy combatants” dangerous to the state.

Though posing as an anti-racist monitoring institution, the SPLC’s primary concern has never been the KKK or “White Identity”.  Rather, the SPLC’s job has been and always will be to marginalize and defame those who stand against centralized federal power, regardless of how corrupt that power has become.  They are not anti-racists, or liberals, or concerned citizens; they are STATISTS, who only care about maintaining the superiority of a government that has been bought and paid for many times over by a gaggle of international financiers with delusions of godhood.    

The SPLC, of course, has so far utterly failed in their efforts to stop the rise of Constitutional activists.  By their own admission, “patriot groups” have expanded exponentially since 2008, and continue to develop freely even in the face of wildly absurd character attacks taken from the amoral (immoral) guidebook of Saul Alinsky himself.  The truth, once realized, is difficult if not impossible to stop.

Unfortunately, the establishment understands this as well...

Given a few more years, the Liberty Movement will indeed prevail in the struggle for the “infowar”.  Naysayers who claimed we were merely an ineffective and irrelevant peripheral of society are now faced with a strong and growing minority which has the power to swing state and local elections, as we did in 2012, simply by refusing to vote for oath breaking Republicans, sending the message that if the Republican party ever wants to win again, they had better run honest Constitutionalists.  Those who claimed our message was “insane conspiracy theory” must now explain the indefinite detention and rendition provisions of the NDAA, the government approved unleashing of 30,000 surveillance drones in American skies, the Obama Administration's assassination list which includes U.S. citizens, and the push for gun registration and confiscation which is already beginning to take place in some states.

How did we know what was coming?  Was it intuition or lucky conjecture?  Neither.  All we had to do was look at the trends of the day and use logic to discern the most likely outcome.

Our concerns, which were once called “fringe”, are now going mainstream.  We were right, they were wrong.  Though, I wish we had been wrong…

Just as the public is on a shrinking timeline, so are the elites.  For every burst forward in our efforts to wake up the population to the loss of their freedoms and heritage, they must speed up their plans to gain economic and political supremacy.  The harder you pull on the ends of a frayed rope in opposite directions, the sooner it is going to snap.

Today, as never before, I believe our culture has reached the breaking point, which is why the SPLC has pushed their attacks on the Liberty Movement into overdrive with manipulative media hit pieces like this:



As well as their latest propaganda piece “The Year In Hate And Extremism”:

The SPLC plays the role of the frantic watchman, crying out at the approach of the Mongol hordes, but their childish and ill conceived methods continue to expose their true intentions.  Is the Liberty Movement preparing for war?  No, but we are preparing to defend ourselves.  Here are the SPLC assertions of why we are ready to fight, followed by the real reasons behind our preparations…

1)  Because Obama Is Half Black?

No.  Obama could be neon green and we couldn’t care less.  The SPLC attempts to equate the growth of “patriot groups” with the election of the first black president, while leaving out much more likely catalysts including our current economic spiral (which they often refer to as “conspiracy theory”), or the Obama Administration’s expansion and even application of numerous unconstitutional provisions, some of which were launched by the Bush Administration.

How does the SPLC explain the majority of the Liberty Movement’s staunch opposition to the Romney Campaign if all we cared about was race?  How do they reconcile the fact that we are just as critical of the Republican elite as we are of the Democrats?  What about the reality that many of our organizations (like Oath Keepers) are made up of numerous races and nationalities?

They never do.  They simply ignore this information as if it is not pertinent to the issue.  The truth is, Obama is a middle man, a mascot, an easily replaced muppet.  He is not our primary interest, and his color is meaningless.  The international banks that funded his campaign and whose members occupy numerous positions within the White House, though, ARE our primary concern.

2)  Because We Are Afraid Of An Economic Collapse That Will Never Come?

The SPLC refers to almost everything as “conspiracy theory” because they hope that the average American is too stupid to question their rhetoric.  Calling someone a “conspiracy theorist” is the modern equivalent of accusing a person of being mentally ill; the goal is to inoculate the public against anything they have to say before they say it, even if it is the unbridled truth. 

The SPLC has consistently shrugged off economic concerns as “paranoia”, but they never qualify their statements.  Years ago I openly challenged Mark Potok and the whole of the SPLC to a debate on the health of the U.S. economy, and I reassert that challenge today.  If they think our concerns are unfounded and a source of paranoia, then they should be willing to defend their position.  I believe our financial system is on the fast track to collapse for quite a few reasons, including the fact that:

Our official national debt stands at $16.6 trillion.  In 2008, the national debt was around $10 Trillion, meaning, we’ve added over $6 trillion in only 5 years.  (Gee, is it possible that this has pissed Americans off more than Obama’s ethnicity?) 

Real national debt including entitlement programs and future obligations is estimated between $60 Trillion and $120 Trillion. 

Our official debt to GDP ratio (the amount of capital our country generates versus what it owes) stands at 102%.  Historically, when a country crosses the 100% mark in its debt to GDP, there is a marked chance of economic crisis.  If you count all of the programs and entitlements that the Federal Government doesn’t include in its “official” arithmetic, our debt to GDP ratio is actually closer to 400%.  This means an economic crisis is ASSURED.

The Labor Department, using what they call “adjusted numbers” places unemployment at 7.9%.  Real unemployment including U6 measurements (those people who are underemployed, and those people who have been unemployed for so long they no longer receive benefits and are no longer counted by the government) stands at over 20%.

In 2009, 32 million Americans were enrolled in food stamps.  Today, that number has grown to 48 million.  That’s a 50% increase in only 4 years.

The number of people on standard disability has hit a record of 9 million, and has grown every month for the past 192 months.

For the past four years I have pointed out that China, our largest foreign creditor, only needs to do two things before dumping the dollar as the world reserve currency – find a consumer market source to replace the U.S., and, spread it’s own currency around the globe to create a viable alternative to the greenback. 

Today, China has announced a full blown transition into a consumer based economy and has established bilateral trade agreements with enough developing nations to easily replace the U.S. as an export market. 

This past month, China announced a massive “urbanization project” in which they will sell over $6 trillion in Yuan denominated bonds worldwide.  China has also surpassed the U.S. for the first time ever as the world’s largest trade market, meaning, the Yuan will now be more sought after than the Dollar as a global trade mechanism.  The Chinese are nearly ready to dump the dollar, causing an international chain reaction that will brutally devalue our currency. 

I think our economic worries are clearly reasonable…

3)  Because We Are Paranoid Over Unfounded Threats Of Martial Law?

In the calm before any great war, there is always an escalation of arms on both sides of the conflict.  Anyone who has carefully studied the history of modern warfare KNOWS an escalation when they see one.  At the same time, anyone who has studied the history of citizen disarmament knows that government restriction and confiscation of personal firearms almost always leads to genocide.  Over the past decade, we have seen blatant indications that domestic agencies of the Federal Government are in the midst of arms stockpiling, and, in the past two months, they are pushing harder than ever before to reduce the defensive capabilities of the American public.

The Department Of Homeland Security has in only a few years placed orders for ammunition totaling at least 1.6 billion rounds, and new orders indicate they may be accumulating over 2 billion rounds.  The DHS has initiated a disinformation campaign through the mainstream media claiming that this ammunition stockpile, which is to be delivered over the course of five years, is for “training purposes only”.  Here is the reality…

First, by the department’s own numbers, training and qualification exercises taking place in three facilities nationwide use a total of 15 – 20 million rounds of ammo yearly.  This means that if the DHS claims are true, they have ordered enough ammo to last a minimum of 75 years!  No government agency plans this far ahead.

Second, the DHS and most federal and state law enforcement agencies DO NOT use hollow point pistol ammo and expensive Sierra Match King hollow point sniper rounds for “training”.  Anyone who knows anything about combat simulation training knows that you use the cheapest plinking ammo you can find, and this includes the government.  The ammo purchased by the DHS is used for one thing only; killing people. 

Third, if this ammo is being used only for non-threatening purposes, then why is the DHS now redacting order requests in a ploy to hide what they are purchasing?

On top of this, why does the DHS need mine resistant armored vehicles? 



Or bullet resistant road booths?

Why is the DHS using training targets featuring children and pregnant women?  Why has the Federal Government put plans into motion to release 30,000 drones above our heads?  Why have they instituted the passage of the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA which can be used to revoke the civil rights of anyone deemed an “enemy combatant” by the executive branch, including American citizens?  Why has Obama bypassed the Treason Clause of the U.S. Constitution in order to greenlight assassinations of American citizens?  Why has Attorney General Eric Holder stated that predator drones have not been ruled out as a weapon against American citizens on American soil?  Why has a branch of the military, Northcom, been deployed domestically in the U.S.?  Who are they here to fight?

The government is telling us, right to our faces, that they plan to use extraneous force against us, and where else would this force be initiated on such a scale except during martial law?  The extensive militarization of any domestic government agency requires as a response the extensive armament of the citizenry, otherwise, there is no deterrent to tyranny.

4) Because We Refuse To Accept That The World Is Changing Without Us?

This argument is based on a series of lies, the first one being that American culture needs to “progress with the times” and shake off the dead skin of old and “unpopular” principles.  Let’s set the record straight…

Some principles, like the liberties embodied in natural law and outlined in the U.S. Constitution, NEVER become outdated.  They exist in the heart of mankind, and will remain as long as humanity remains.  They cannot be erased, and they cannot be undone.  They are inherent and eternal. 

They can, however, be oppressed by those who seek to dominate the lives of others.  This is what the establishment today calls “progress”.  Their version of social order is not new, nor is it even clever.  It is archaic, and has taken many forms, including oligarchy, aristocracy, mercantilism, monarchy, totalitarianism, despotism, fascism, socialism, communism, globalism, etc., etc.  The goal is always the same; centralize as much power as possible into as few hands as possible while making the enslaved population as collectivized and dependent as possible. 

The Liberty Movement is not some dying vestige of America’s past clinging to an antiquated philosophy.  We are the new wave; the messengers of an ideal of freedom that in the grand scheme of history has been around for only a blink of an eye.  Constitutional liberty IS the progress that humanity has been waiting for.  We have only been led astray by those who would sell us on our own bondage. 

The SPLC and others within the establishment accuse the Liberty Movement of arming for conflict against the government.  I am here to tell them that is EXACTLY what we are doing.  We are arming because the establishment is arming against us.  Yes, we are a threat, but only to political and corporate criminals who use subversion and violence to wrest freedom from the hands of good people.  I am not afraid to openly admit it.  I and many others will fight against any measure or man that seeks to undermine the rights of the people or destroy the founding principles of this nation. 

We will not allow engineered economic collapse to go unpunished.  We will not allow internationalists to subdue American sovereignty.  We will not allow national gun registration or confiscation.  We will not allow martial law to be instituted.  We will not allow American citizens to be imprisoned or assassinated without trial.  We will not allow any presidential administration, black or white, Republican or Democrat, to become a De facto dictatorship with no accountability to the public.  

Regardless of what they might say about us in the future, these are the reasons why we will fight, and our pledges to resist are not empty assertions.  We will stop the course of tyranny from completing in this country and in this era, one way or another.  If this makes us “extremists”, or “terrorists”, then so be it.  I, for one, am tired of the long running game of lies and reserved rhetoric.  They know a fight is coming, and we know a fight is coming.  Let’s just admit it and be done with it.  Their greatest weakness is that they have to use deceit, propaganda, media monopoly, and false flag violence in order to convince the public that they are the “right side”.  All we have to do is continue telling the truth, and stand fast…

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El Viejo's picture

First they came for the ___________ and I said nothing...


TruthInSunshine's picture

 "The truth, once realized, is difficult if not impossible to stop."


It is not an easy task to unring a bell, nor to remove from the mind an impression once firmly imprinted there.*

*An analogy used to suggest the difficulty of forgetting information once it is known.

Half_A_Billion_Hollow_Points's picture

off the top of my head, some global risks, what I am missing?


DJ Happy Ending's picture

Maybe the Liberty Movement should consider using Alinsky's tactics against the SPLC.

That's the beautiful thing about tactics--they go both ways and can be used for good as well as evil.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Alinsky's ideas are a real part of the problem...You can do better than that.

johnQpublic's picture

alot of the things the author claims he will not allow already have happened


so to me its all just bullshit rederick

there will not be a revolution

not going to happen

the cohesion of purpose does not exist

and the technology alone that you would stand against is insurmountable

your first task would have to be to take down the grid and that would put every american nuke plant on the path to a fukushima event

and please, i beg you, tell me you arent that stupid

j0nx's picture

Did you mean rhetoric?

akak's picture

What's the matter, can't you read?

its all just bullshit rederick

CLEARLY he was talking about "Red Erik", a.k.a. Erik the Red.

Everyone knows that you can't have a revolution, or nuclear power, without Vikings!

PrintemDano's picture

John Q....Your ignorance vis a vis "the grid", and "nuke plants".is showing.....please tell me you aren't that stupid

jughead's picture

Please, I beg you, tell me that you are not falling to your knees and surrendering before the battle has even begun. 


...and I believe that "stupid" would be the person who calls other people stupid but can't spell "rhetoric". 

DaddyO's picture



You're a moron! The author has indeed put his money where his mouth is and if you would make sure your mind is running before putting your mouth in gear(or keyboard), then you wouldn't make a fool of yourself!


nmewn's picture

Oh, I don't know...I'm having success using some of them.

One has to use the language the enemy understands, against them ;-)

The Gooch's picture

If you're an Illinoisan, on facebook (GASP)! 

check it out. Fuck the alphabets. We have made a dent through information, witness slips and meeting IN PERSON. If you fear online tracking, you're already fucked for being here. Join the party!


Love, Gooch.



bonderøven-farm ass's picture

..........or add that we don't have a right to the food of our choosing....

Follow the Vernon Hershberger case in WI...

MSimon's picture

Or the medicine of our choosing.

There are more endocannabinoid receptors in the body than any other receptor type.

The endocannabinoid system is a major regulator in the body implicated in almost all diseases including cancer.

Medical Marijuana prohibition is a crime against humanity and a violation of the religious precept - heal the sick.

akarc's picture

Here comes my million or so down votes. for close to 40 years I have been fighting the system and for 40 years I have listened to people full of crap. The question becomes, if the liberty movement has not yet hit the streets, then when?  When it is to late? Where are the guerrilla actions?

Where are the masses that got sick and tired of vietnam. Where have the constitutionalists and the oath keepers been while the rights of innumerable individuals have been and continued to oppressed.

No matter what one may think of Occupy (hello they were against wall street and the banks) masses of totalitarian thugs swarmed down on unarmed americans and gassed them, beat the hell out of them, enjoyed the shit out of it (Homeland Security, your enemy,was there. Where were you?) and did all  they could to keep them from exercising their constitutional rights.  Where were the oath keepers and the constitutionalists???  Remember Niemoller ( So often quoted yet so often ignored. You support constitutional rights then you support the constitutional rights of all, not pick and choose whose rights get supported and whose don't or you are as guilty as the freaking government!   I can not tell you how many orgs I have seen advocate their rights while discounting the rights of others.

But then getting out in the streets and taking action requires one leave the safety of their screen name and take risks that can lead to loss of all the creature comforts one has collected over the years. It could lead to loss of job and the ability to pay Caesar. It could lead to the loss of all the gold laying at the bottom of the stream.

Kinda liked the the MC group US defenders made up of a heap of corrections folk who have no idea who started the group.  Though I must say, it was brillance.  They hit all the doggy runs but can't think of anyones rights they have defended.  

Abbie Hoffman and others profited from that eras revolution. So hell, may as well go to Oath-keepers site and buy a hat. I'll give em 10,000 up votes for being able to get people to upvote them in the first place.

"Freedoms just another word for, nothing left to lose"

Which begs the question, are you free if you do not have a computer?



Tulpa's picture

Occupy was not exercising their constitutional rights in denying the use of public property to other citizens for long periods of time, and squatting on private property that did not belong to them, and blocking entrances to buildings.  They deserved everything they got.  And while they were anti-WS in their rhetoric, they were even more pro-government in practice.  Pro-govt means pro-WS, as we know.

While the ballot box and the courts are available we need to use those avenues for change.  As the Tea Party, which you seem to forget, have done.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I was never for the life of me to remembr numbers or events I was taught in school and I never remembered a bit of it. However, ask me about dates the times America has changed monetary systems, initiated wars, legislated away liberties and such and I can give you much of the details related.

Logical arguments and their supporting facts around the philosophy of liberty call roll off my tongue without the need for memorization.

Trust me, I'm a fuckig moron that scraped by with a B average and only possess a community college degree, but it is real easy to identify the huge fucking dildo that has been drilling me all my life. I just needed to catch a glance of it and the vision will never be forgotten, unlike the lost information that was spoon fed....I mean taught to me.

It is indeed true that one cannot un-see the visions of one's freedom and the machinations that suppress it.

This article was brilliant in the articulation of the realities and the crossroads in which we all sit today.

God bless my anus.

EscapingProgress's picture

School sucks, but what do I know? I'm a fucking moron too.

CH1's picture

Lots of folks going Galt these days.

It's a good start, and a lot more effective than shooting.

Stop feeding and arming your enemy!

infinity8's picture

Amen. And pass the butter, please.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I implore all to read the following, which was posted at The Economic Populist, and written by Numerian; it's one of "those rare essays" that is highly accurate in its analysis, and illustrates perfectly how the Ben Bernankes of the central banks around the globe are now on the cusp of destroying the current economic & monetary system (assign your own reasons to their actions or motives):

The War on Savers Heats Up

Element's picture



Got this bit spot-on:

" ... If the people cannot have confidence that their laws will be faithfully honored, then there is no advantage to having a government, and if the social contract between the people and their government is fatally ruptured, the political order quickly collapses. The collapse need not be accompanied by riots in the street – not at first. The collapse occurs first in the mind, as citizens realize their country is only steps away from anarchy or dictatorship. ..."

TruthInSunshine's picture

Numerian analyzes things really well.

He never panics. He never hyperventilates. He never screams that the end is nigh or engages in hyperbolic rantings.

And more importantly, he never underestimates the staying power of our current monetary, economic, socioeconomic systems, that were literally designed to rig the game and tilt the table towards those capturing the systemic levers for their parochial interests, while NOT stirring the masses.

Yet here he is, calmly warning that the collapse, which we may have begun to see, begins in the form of a person's perception that the social contract, built on concepts such as equal justice, fairness, honest reward & punishment meted out in measured doses...the social contract quid-pro-quo that is built on the foundation that the individual will follow constitutional laws and democratic processes as a productive citizen, and in exchange, the state will provide the large tasks of defending the borders, providing assistance at times of true disasters and in times of genuine emergency, and that the state will ensure no one or nothing meddles or interferes with the individual's right to do that which he or she does as a passion and/or livelihood, without creeping obstruction, harrassment and interference by the state itself, let alone doling out subsidies to competitors of that individual...

...that the collapse, which we may have begun to see, begins in the form of a person's loss of faith in the system...the social contract...within their own mind, using an objectively reasonable assessment of where things stand.

This collapse, if shared by enough people in their own observations and assessments of where things stand at any given moment, is the true catalyst for the tidal wave that shakes the foundation and turns the table upside down.

Element's picture

That inner collapse is not to be feared and it is most certainly not a problem, or the beginning of a problem, it is the dawning recognition of the truth of the system. A simple thing like an unpaid parking fine, that puts a person in the slammer, provides the starkest possible insight into the real nature of a state, its excess, it's impersonal brutishness, and its basic corruption, dis-proportionality and scope for terrible evil. One experience of the state's abuse is enough to fully and graphically reveal what your real relationship to the state is.  That thing you patriotically huff and puff about fixing, it's not fixable. You are its drone, its chattle, and it will fix you - period!

It's not that the person loses faith in the system, it's that the system abuses and mistreats the person so much, or so ruthlessly and unfairly, that it patently does not deserve one damn ounce/gram of that persons faith or support, and furthermore, to do so would be intrinsically immoral, and unjust, as it will only then inflict future abuses and on other people just like you.  And you can not reform it, and it is delusional to be trained to believe it can be reformed.

All you can do is deny it authority to govern you, moderate you, pilot you, manage you, classify you, assign you, limit you, threaten you, teach you, order you, steal from you.

Whatever that is, what ever you want to call that, a 'system', a 'Constitution', it can not and never will create freedom, nor any other such high-minded state of being bought on by a mere word, that you don't already intrinsically have, without any words at all.





TruthInSunshine's picture

I'll be gnoshing on that smorgasbord of profundity you assembled tonight for quite a while.

yrbmegr's picture

"All you can do is deny it authority to govern you, moderate you, pilot you, manage you, classify you, assign you, limit you, threaten you, teach you, order you, steal from you."  But you cannot do even that.  Government has always been with us, and shall always be with us.  It is the oldest human institution.  You cannot escape it.  You will always, ever, be limited by some government or other.  There is no true "freedom", as you understand it.  Even an absolute monarch is not totally "free", because he must, MUST act to preserve his monarchy.  Failure to do so, for an absolute monarch, usually means death.  So, absolute total freedom is an illusion, a utopian state that has never existed, and will never exist, for anybody.

Darth Rayne's picture

Small Government is good. 2 - 3% Government tax and 7 - 8% local tax. Total to never exceed 10%

That should provide a firm base for a pleasant world for all. Including Muslims, blacks, gays and even Americans. :-)

thisandthat's picture

It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion in the ocean... ;)

StychoKiller's picture

A dead (wo)man has no concerns about slavery.

Element's picture

@ yrbmegr

No, mostly you can do that, there are limits, of course, we have responsibilities to others and shared needs (not wants) with others. These are necessary, so there's nothing puritanical or unrealistic about that. There is no need nor onus to be permissive to a thuggish police-state or a corrupt government full of criminals and war mongers, just because they demand your allegiance. Or to aide and abet them in their crimes. Resistance is far from futile. It's why they effectively ban and criminalize strikes and public gatherings and free-association in meetings or demonstrations. To them you are a misbehaving drone that needs fixing, you are their property.

So stop being a drone, do not submit to be treated as property, withdraw your slave labor, or taxes, or both, do not accept their wishes and authority and their 'papers', and point-out openly that they are a broken non-entity, that you are intrinsically a whole true entity, and that you own them and that they must behave, or be defanged and ignored by mass non-compliance.

And if they attack you then they are just like any wolf or predatory animal, either evade or kill them, or both. Nothing wrong with that. But a war that destroys the whole community is not the way. It's just a minority of elites and their subordinates that needs to be dealt with directly. Intel can work both ways, identify who they are and locate them in your area. But attacking police or army or infrastructure is not the way. It just enables a greater tyranny to rise from the ashes.

If the army knows you aren't interested in attacking them or wrecking the place then they're a whole lot more inclined to support removing the elites and cronies and criminals-in-suits, or standing aside to allow the people to face them down. The elites create so many fighting units, and the divisions between fighting units, so that a unified military won't stand against them, all at once. Only sub elements of it can disobey orders in such a 'crisis'. So they are dividing the military and police as well, to control them with threats and coercion.

We can handle this a lot better than going to war with them because then the elites get to stay in power longer and have an excuse to call us "home-grown terrists", and to tell lies about the motivations to spin all action against them as an odious ideology, thus they can drop artillery on us, which is the sort of thing they clearly would be itching to do. The Army and police should understand that we aren't what the elite's, the govt agency reports, and the mass-propagandists of their pet-media claim merely free people to be.

The very fact that those in the upper levels of power respond in those ways is the clinching evidence that the little people are to be regarded as slaves and remote-controlled drones, not free people, and to shut up and go along with their crimes. "Subjects" and "citzens" are legal fiction, we are not that even if Consitutional paper says we are. We owe 'leaders' nothing.

Nothing wrong with saying too hell with that.

whirling tword freedom's picture

All the while, could you name even one thing our .gov doesn't regulate in your life now except maybe breathing......  Oh wait!!!!

thisandthat's picture


To this must be added a quiet war, begun in 2008 as a response to the financial crisis, and so low key that it doesn’t deserve capital letters – the war on savers.

Since when is the war on savers anything recent - inflation, anyone?

FEDbuster's picture

Negative real interest rates is the war on savers.  Inflation is built into the current system.  Now you must bet in the casino to get a real return, not playing the game isn't an option.  Gold and silver can (long term) help to preserve your wealth, but rarely do they act as wealth creation vehicles.

thisandthat's picture

Negative real interest rates are nothing new, either - it has been going on probably as long as inflation itself, at times and places.

otto skorzeny's picture

CH-1 - how does bitcoin figure into all this?

AE911Truth's picture

It's more difficult for the government to steal, and it is easy to transport.

FEDbuster's picture

Bitcoin relies on a "system" to be up and running.  Will your neighbor with chickens trade you a dozen eggs for a "bitcoin"?  Or are you better off trading twenty rounds of 22 lr for the eggs?  Will the grid and internet be up and running in your worst case scenario? 

samwell's picture

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

thisandthat's picture

Not the only ones: 30s Jews, nowadays Palestinians, yesterdays Cambodians, etc., etc., etc. - everyone which has something to lose thinks twice before risking their life, specially when caught by surprise and on their own, if nothing else, in hope for a less riskier opportunity or because losing freedom seems a good bargain vs. losing life.

Help Is Not Coming's picture

"Native Americans" means indigenous American Indians to me. Is it possible you mean "Naive Americans"? I could certainly agree with that statement.

hampsterwheel's picture

seriously, where are these patriots thou does speak of? Perhaps they are busy strip being searching for the TSA or before any sporting event...I'm growing weary of of the Patriots call to arms --- better pipe that message into Walmart to make sure we get it ...

Name me one example - one - just one - of any patriot making a move to re-establish the republic which cost him his life? ...Buller...Buller... my friend we go the way of 1930 Germany a slow steady decent while we support our "legions" to conquest and hope for a superweapon invented by helicopter Ben... there will be no second revolution - there will be no  americans to be seen moving out while armed for freedom as we see in Syria - the reason for the 2nd amendment  no longer exists - for are no men any longer in this nation willing to die, cheer the troops is the call...and it has been so preverted that now we have to put a disclaimer in saying "Well I support out Legional conquests...and the Legions that do the conquestiong....but....." WTF  - the Western Man is like a man that re-draws the line in the sand every single time the other line is brushed aside - ... yet thousands of Arabs are out there dying for something bigger than HDTV - and here the Western man sits - sad - we used to have men that if their honor were defiled they'd die before live - now they find nothing worth dying over - hence here we are...


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Name me one example - one - just one - of any patriot making a move to re-establish the republic which cost him his life? ...Buller...Buller... ......

"HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funeral in suburban Chicago.

Swartz, who help create Reddit and RSS, the technology behind blogs, podcasts and other web-based subscription services, was found dead Friday in his New York apartment. He was facing federal charges that alleged he illegally gained access to millions of articles from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer archive.

"He was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles," he said.

Swartz, 26, was facing charges that carried a maximum penalty of decades in prison. His trial was scheduled to begin in April.


In March of 2003, Tillman told his buddy Spc. Russell Baer, “You know, this war is so fucking illegal.” He urged his platoon to vote against Bush in the 2004 election. He had gone from being a political asset to the Bush administration to their worst nightmare. Certainly, it would be in the best interest of the war machine to have Tillman eliminated.