Guest Post: How To Defeat Tyranny

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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

How To Defeat Tyranny

It is inevitable.  There comes a point in the development of every crisis, every catastrophe, every impending disaster, every act of methodical dictatorship, in which the generations selected by fate or destiny to endure the trial must attempt to look beyond the intellectual and the psychological, to deeply consider the greater philosophical or spiritual questions of their epoch.  Certain moments in history demand that truly free individuals relinquish their cynicism, and embrace that inherent world of form and conscience that exists in each of us but remains largely unexplained.  Without this act of “faith”, or intuitive knowing, good cannot exist, inspire, or prevail.

To understand what we face in our age of encroaching technocracy draped like glistening silicon across the face of a third world American cesspool, we must accept certain realities; the first and foremost being the existence of “evil”.  Not the evil of ignorance, that is easy to recognize.  Not the evil of apathy and moral relativism, though the stench of both sharply permeates the sour underside of our culture.  No, I am talking about pure, unbiased, unflinching, perfectly conscious and fully absorbed evil.  The kind that they tell stories about.  The kind that history books speak of almost in awe, as if it is miraculous in nature.  A dark tide.  A prehistoric leviathan.  An unbelievable and seemingly inhuman myth made manifest by astonishingly vile despots.

This evil is so overwhelming that many people today scarcely imagine it possible.  It is our society’s greatest weakness; the denial of ultimate malice.

Our current governmental system has adopted a policy of open theater, in which the two sides of the false paradigm now barely hide their farcical opposition to each other.  Their rhetoric no longer obscures their acts of political collusion in the destruction of our founding principles and Constitutional protections.  In the past several years they have acted in the best interests of corporate minorities and moneyed elites without hiding their intentions towards globalism and the destruction of sovereignty, fearlessly spitting on the redresses of the public.  All of this while they arm themselves to the teeth with billion-plus round stockpiles of ammunition and Orwellian surveillance technologies.   Yet, foolish subsections of our populace still argue that the government is a “product of elections”, and is “made up of Americans for Americans”.  Even if we do not see them as an enemy, they certainly see us as such.

Our financial system is a stampeding procession of nightmare fueled blood-drenched circus freaks dancing in an ether driven haze of pungent absurdity.  It is as if our economy has become a morbid parody of itself, like a queasy piece of horror/comedy cinema.  We are so far along in the collapse of our markets that the banksters no longer see the need to hide the fraud.  With the advent of the Libor Scandal, governments, central banks, corporate financiers, all flaunt their criminality with pride.  Yet, some Americans still clasp their naïve hopes to a chance of fiscal recovery.

To fight against an evil of this magnitude takes more than anger, or physical preparation, or organization.  It takes personal exploration, a steeling of one’s heart, and a conquering of one's shortcomings.    

Tyranny, true tyranny, thrives on our selective awareness, and our ability to bend our minds and our vision to avoid seeing that which is really there.  In the end, victory over tyranny is less about guns, bombs, mass dissent, and civil fury; it instead requires an acceptance of the dark side of the world, and the unwavering will of honorable men ready to face it.  That is to say, the defeat of tyranny begins and ends in the mind.

In America today, many minds are not ready to handle the trials ahead.  Maybe it’s the ease of several generations of uninterrupted prosperity.  Maybe it’s the Babyboomers.  Maybe it’s Generation X.  Maybe it’s the public education system.  Maybe it’s the water.  Maybe it’s all of the above and more.  At this point, we have little time to debate symptomatic culprits.  It is time to go to the root of the problem, and cut it out.

What we need is a foundation, a set of “personal rules for combat” when engaging a tyrannical establishment.  This “code” should above all else provide a way of mentally and spiritually confronting one’s own weaknesses and presumptions.  Dictators and oligarchs are not our primary concern.  Our inner state is.

Rule #1:  Stop Waiting For Others To Fight The Battle For You

If you want to put an end to totalitarianism, you can’t sit around waiting for other people to solve the problem for you.  The greatest downfall of any political campaign (even when led by a liberty minded candidate) is the centralization of popular focus on a single man.  There is no knight in shining armor coming to lead the Liberty Movement to the promised land.  These unrealistic expectations will only end in disappointment and nihilism.  The solution starts not with others, but with YOU.  Where do you contribute to freedom?  What actions have you taken?  Who have you inspired?  What ideas have you offered?  What project have you organized, struggled for, sweat for? Take the reigns of your own destiny and finally join the fight instead of perusing the internet longing for a guru to hand you a mission.

Rule #2:  Believe In Something Greater Than Yourself - Abandon Childish Cynicism

This is where we get all “spiritualized”, which for the typical cynic is a rather gooey and uncomfortable affair.  If accepting a higher purpose to the universe and your own existence is too much for you, then at least consider deeply the future of humanity in general.  Think not of what mankind is today, but what mankind could be tomorrow if you make it so.  Know that there is an indelible good within us, though it may be difficult to see at times.  Cradle that spark, and champion its return.  It is not enough to oppose tyranny.  One must know exactly what he is fighting for in order to triumph.

Cynics do not make history, or change a country for the better.  They are the forgotten dust wafting about in the wayward attics of time.

Rule #3:  Deal With Your Fear, Or It Will Be Used Against You

A subjugating government’s size, military might, technological superiority, and overall gravitas are irrelevant.  The fight will come whether we want it or not.  Accept the fact that the fight is coming to YOU; your fear of it does not change the eventuality of it.  Wars, especially those waged for freedom, are won by the will, not by arms or technology.  Not by laser guided missiles and predator drones.  Tyrants always have the advantage.  They always have the upper hand.  They win when they are able to convince the masses that this advantage makes them invincible and that resistance is a futile exercise.  They lose when the people could care less about the size of the guns pointed at them.

All men are afraid to take risks, especially mortal risks.  However, great men understand the necessity of risk in the pursuit of that which is right.  Fear should play no part in your life, ever.

Rule #4:  Understand The Nature Of Tyrants

Overcoming fear is one thing.  Being overconfident is another.  Understand that the evil you face is capable of absolutely any depravity in its lust for absolute control.  Understand that the crimes you will one day witness in your battle to dethrone the autocrats are designed to rattle your will and eradicate your resolve.  Know that to attain a free country you must struggle through social, economic, and physical carnage you never thought possible before.  Be ready, psychologically and emotionally, for anything…

Rule #5:  Dump Nihilists And Obstructionists By The Wayside

You can’t save everybody, and you certainly can’t impart a sense of greater purpose on cowards, weaklings, and nihilists.  These people are inherently self centered, and seek only to prolong the ease and length of their own existences regardless of the cost to others.  Nihilists in particular are so inwardly and subconsciously ashamed of their own weaknesses that they go out of their way, often obsessively, to project those weaknesses on the whole of.  The have to believe that if they are not capable of fighting back, no one else can be either, and they will shriek to the rafters about the impending doom of us all.

Nihilists and Obstructionists are dead weight on any dissenting activist movement, even though they pretend to support the cause, and should be tossed to the curb immediately.  A revolution for liberty requires foresight, and courage.  If a person does not meet both these criteria, they will eventually bring you down with them.

Rule #6:  Find A Love For Humanity Once Again

I know as well as anyone how hard it is today to care about most people given the amount of utter stupidity so many display on a daily basis and the costs this behavior has accrued in our society over time.  Get over it.  Recognize that when you fight for freedom, you fight for EVERBODY, even people who have not earned your efforts.  If you fight only for yourself, or your immediate circle, you will lose.  Look at the bigger picture, and know the real breadth and consequence of this undertaking.  Fight for all, or you might as well crawl into a shallow hole and pull the dirt over your head now.

Rule #7:  Remain Adaptable To The Circumstances Of The Environment

Absorb what works, and cast off what doesn’t.  Be stubborn in your principles and your resolve, but not in your strategies.  Vulnerability comes with predictability.  Blaze trails the tyrants don’t expect.  Show them something they’ve never seen before.  Be bold, or go home.

Rule #8:  Retain Your Principles Or You Will Fail

The philosophical doctrine being peddled by elites in our military today states that “in order to defeat a monster you must be willing to act like a monster”.  This is insanity.  Forgoing one’s principles and adopting dishonorable and vicious methods is not the way of a warrior; it is the way of the tyrant.  Remember what you are fighting for.  This is not just about our personal survival, but the survival of a worthy ideal.  Abandoning that ideal may give us the illusion of short term success, but in the long run, the cost will bankrupt our movement, demolish our moral high ground, and make hollow any victories we do achieve.

The Real Fight Is Within

Some may have stumbled upon this essay with the expectation that it would outline a kind of step-by-step instructional guide to crippling the globalists.  Sorry to dissatisfy if that was the case, but it is better that we all comprehend now that there will never be such guide.  As much as globalists and collectivists with aspirations of world dominance and total financial centralization are a threat to our way of life, the real fight, the fight that matters most, is not without, but within.  We will overcome them only when we overcome our own failings.

I imagine many wish, as I surely wish, that simple days and comfortable times could continue on forever.  The difficult truth is that history tests man, and sets the extraordinary apart from the mundane.  Sometimes these tests are so epic in their scale that one wonders if anyone will step forward to weather the storm.  Someone always does, and we owe those brave souls a debt of gratitude which can only be paid with our own stand in our own era.  At the end of all things, we will either open the door to a better world, or we will cut our own throats.  Tyranny is nothing but an opportunity for the best in all of us to rise.

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DanDaley's picture

You're not going to get me to comment on this one...I don't want them coming after me.

Precious's picture

Just don't be fooled by the gilding of defraudcracy.  Make rational, everyday decisions for a simple life.

Cancel your health insurance.  It didn't exist 100 years ago and people were more healthy.

Turn of the TV.  It didn't exist 100 years ago and people were better educated.

Randall Cabot's picture

For all his bluster this Brandon Smith clown doesn't even have the balls to name the who. Well, the great Brother Nathaniel does:

Precious's picture

Not Jews.  Zionists control.  Huge difference.  Many decent Jews.  Maybe even most Jews.

Prepare for war with Iran.  Not by Jews.  By Zionists.

the tower's picture

I agree. Iran is not against Jews, huge Jewish community there, and they are perfectly happy.

Iran is against Zionists.


Precious's picture

I wouldn't say "perfectly happy" but in general, correct.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

"How to defeat Tyranny"

would have been better stated

"I have no idea how to defeat Tyranny"

the tower's picture

Seems the Zionist Lobby is downvoting anyone writing negative comments about them.

How about this one: Zionists = Nazis.

SilverTech's picture

Q. What's the difference between Zionism and Naziism?

A. One letter.

SMG's picture

Luciferian Illuminati specifically.   And especially the ruling families/counsel of the Illuminati Olligarchy.   Jewish people are not responsible for this.  I don't like using the word Zionist because people confuse that with Judiasm and tends to misplace the blame.

NidStyles's picture

I honestly never understood why so many people, Christians mainly, got confused with the difference between the difference sects of Judaism. Everything that shows the difference between the Zionists and the Traditionalist Jews is written in that book they claim to have read. Zionism is probably the oldest political movement on the planet. It's the origin of the Islamic Caliphate idea ffs. 

CH1's picture

Don't waste your time on the trolls. Their purpose is to derail productive conversations.

SMG's picture

Maybe I didn't say it the greatest way.  But when things finally break down and people would want justice, how would you describe our Oligarchs?  I mean is better to just say George Soros, or Kissenger, or Hank Paulson, or the Bushes, or some of the public architechs of this mess.   I mean there are Oligarchs, and  I think the first step is get everone to realize that is a clear indentifying term.   Zionist is not that term, and I think intentionally confusing.    I mean even if you say the 1%, it's still not clear where the pitchfork weilding mob should go.

Clearly Identifying WHO is esential for real change I believe.


NidStyles's picture

That is saying that this thread is productive...


I value the irony of that comment.

Clashfan's picture

SMG, good post. I see nothing wrong with the term Zionism, but Luciferian is more accurate in describing the goals and rituals of the folks in power, and that specific term helps us all understand them much better. Not enough folks on this site demonstrate awareness of the accuracy of your terminology. They need to do more research on the elite, their institutions, and their behavior.


trichotil's picture

Right, no need to worry about the rest of the ritual murderers, just the zios.

The talmud and old testament instruct all jews to defraud all nonjews and kill every living thing, nice guys.


This god is noneother than lucifer:



the tower's picture

Most Christians are OK even though their holy book is a violent piece of literature, same goes for most Jews and most Muslims. There are people who need religion in their lives and that's fine with me, as long as their religion has no influence on my life.

It's the extremists who fuck it up for the rest, and Zionists are extremists.

GeezerGeek's picture

Please indicate where the New Testament, upon which Christianity is based, condones or urges violence. Don't point to Revelation, because that isn't doctrinal. And don't point to the historical books of the Old Testament, because most of it - Kings, Chronicles, etc. - merely documents history. That would be like stating that Shirer's book "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" is a violent piece of literature.

For extra credit, provide the Greek or Aramaic textual basis lest some poor translation give you a mistaken impression.

Nikao7's picture

Well said GG...especially the "poor translation" part. Considering how Valley of Himmon is translated ;)

the tower's picture

Christians live by the Old Testament as much as the New Testament. 

Randall Cabot's picture

Precious: It appears that you didn't even read the first sentence of the link you are responding to.

Precious's picture

What.  We should shit on every Jew on the planet?  Is that what you want?

Randall Cabot's picture

Of course not-Brother Nathaniel comes from a jewish background. But wouldn't you agree that israel was founded by jew supremacists? And don't nearly all jews suppoort israel?

JeffB's picture

It looks to me as if his response didn't disregard the headline or the first sentence from that link:

Jewry’s ‘Total’ Control Of Amerika

THE GOYIM IN AMERIKA have allowed Jewry to socially engineer them into fearing to criticize “the Jewish people.” ...

rustymason's picture

Jews have been, historically, big supporters of liberalism, mass immigration, diversity/multiculturalism, big government and state socialism/communism. They have always been big in the money-changing biz and the entertainment and publishing biz and control most of all of those big enterprises in America today. Look at the big banksters now and in our recent past, they are overwhelimingly Jewish. All the big names in feminism, save Jane Fonda, were Jewish. The Fed was set up by Jews and has always been run mostly by Jews; same in London.

To identify as a Jew is to identify as a pirate.

But the war is much bigger than that now, for all our leaders have become corrupt and our entire society bases all its decisions on money, materialism, and personal happiness.

Banjo's picture

It's not Jews, Americans, Saudi, Afghan, North Koreans, or Muslims. It's about a few people that take all the wealth on the back of others labor.


Google JATO (Jews against the occupation)


We have to stop fawning over the Bill Gates, Royalty e.g. queen of England, Steve Jobs, George Soros, Paris Hiltons, Jim Rogers, and other millionaires and build a fairer world.


The welfare state is nothing but a cover for the current system (due to structural ineffeciency pushing wealth UP to the top) unable to distribute the fruits of peoples labor so the powers in charge throw a few crumbs to keep the people from rioting. Take away the ability to have food and you can forget all the wishy washy step 1-6 above. People WILL be in the street.




4horse's picture

T Y R A N N O T H E S A U R U S   R E X*



everything here* disgusts
                              sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought; and enterprises of great pitch and moment, with this regard, their currents turn awry, and lose the name of action.


discuss. discuss amongst yourselves


__Brand smith lickspittle
                                 no cynicism from him nebulous philosophicus cause his omphaloskepsis is um, like, linguistics, you know, so, um, tricky dickless emasculation staring back up out of his lap, like, umm, ok, perhaps like because, publish or perish, there's otherwise not 1word above or below that'd ummm like make his testicles perishable if'n not word1of significance prints from his lipsshitzzzzsss  sssshooting-off-his-m-mmouth thumm suckerr  rrrr rrummmmm  mmmmmmmmmmmmm  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


*______-g-ism, everywhere, Sesquipedalianism, which is what you get when you give monkeys words to play with

. . . only a very few grunts in toto ever necessary when dividing-up the bananas


uh uh


ruh roh                                                    TOTALITARIANISM









and so goes without saying . . .

*Action is eloquence.

Henry Hub's picture

***Cancel your health insurance. It didn't exist 100 years ago and people were more healthy.***

You have got to be kidding!!

The life expectancy of a white male in 1900 was 48 years. In 2004 it was 75.

Precious's picture

And health insurance has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT, linear dipshit.  Life expectancy is longer now because certain diseases were irradicated from the planet, dumbass.  Not because people are more healthy today.

El's picture

Used to be that people went to the doctor when they were actually sick. Now they go for every sniffle, cough, bruised toe and the ever present, regularly scheduled check-up. Here is a newsflash for those paying 7k-10k or more a year for health insurance: You are going to die. We all do. 

Over the past five years, I've paid out approximately 45k for health insurance. I've been to the doctor during that time frame...exactly once AND I had to pay the $120 out of pocket because my deductible wasn't met. Obama and his care can kiss my behind, but hey...if you want to enrich the insurance my guest.

Precious's picture

You are smart to save it.  MD's will gladly take cash.  You can also get same or even better discounts than the insurrers.  

The whole health insurance business is just fucking digital paperpushing for nothing of value in return.   It's a fucking scam, now constitutionalized by Obamacare.

I only kill chickens and wheat's picture

Rarely so now days. Doc's and Dentist's practices are ruled by the insurance companies. I went to see a Ortho doc last year, needed an MRI, they have one in house, only allowed (the mri unit) because they're in a "under served" area. I used to be able to get discounts or copays written off. Now that's Insurance Fraud. True if you have no insurance they're free to negotiate the price, for now anyway.

Henry Hub's picture

You said people were healthier 100 years ago which is total bullshit. Canceling health insurance is defeatist, instead insist on a viable health insurance program for all in this country such as the rest of the world has. Read the article again and maybe you will get some inspiration dipshit

samsara's picture

BS. Get used to it, cause you ain't gonna have it in a few years anyway.

Axenolith's picture

Health insurance sure as shit wasn't responsible for raising it.  Lowered infant mortality, infection prevention/antibiotics and clean water did that...

jwoop66's picture

No health insurance=lower health care costs.   It would be a good thing if used only to cover major medical expenses, however.

GeezerGeek's picture

No lawyers = lower health care costs, too. Do we want to do away with lawyers? Just asking.

jwoop66's picture

there is certainly a glut of them.  Yet their rates don't go down....Hmmm?   collusion?

Let them be the first up against the wall!

Nikao7's picture

2 lawyers read your comment


A Nanny Moose's picture

Better living through chemistry.

samsara's picture

Damn mobile computing.. Dup post

samsara's picture

No, for a 30 year old in 1900 vs a 30 year old today, the lif expectency is about the same. It was only because of better infant care(child birth & childhood dieases) life expectency from birth increase.

It hasn't made us live Longer just more survive childhood

defencev's picture

Do not take the bath, do not brush your teeth, crawl back to your cave and shut up.

DanDaley's picture

It's called irony...guess you junkers didn't get it.

CH1's picture

Heads rolling is NOT our goal. Our goal is to live like free men, not as slaves.


Vengence is a distraction, and leads right back to the same old shit.

Pseudolus's picture

hows it go - be the change you want to see?