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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Random Thoughts

These are the written orders from George Washington regarding the Iroquois, many of whom were aligning with the British:

Orders of George Washington to General John Sullivan, at Head-Quarters May 31, 1779

The Expedition you are appointed to command is to be directed against the hostile tribes of the Six Nations of Indians, with their associates and adherents. The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of their settlements, and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible. It will be essential to ruin their crops now in the ground and prevent their planting more.
I would recommend, that some post in the center of the Indian Country, should be occupied with all expedition, with a sufficient quantity of provisions whence parties should be detached to lay waste all the settlements around, with instructions to do it in the most effectual manner, that the country may not be merely overrun, but destroyed.

But you will not by any means listen to any overture of peace before the total ruinment of their settlements is effected. Our future security will be in their inability to injure us and in the terror with which the severity of the chastisement they receive will inspire them.

For those who contend that scorched Earth and CV tactics don't work, only inflame the population and make them more determined: They work, and they do make the enemy more determined. But, they also destroy the enemy's will and ability to make war, if done properly. Yes, the Iroquois warriors in the few years following the Sullivan Expedition made attacks, but they were never again a force of war. Sherman's tactics worked, and Lincoln won. Ghengis Khan lived his quote: The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.

Another random thought: We are building a Brand, and we are building cohesion among us. Blogs and patches and flags are minor elements of that cohesion, and PatComs are major elements. Host one, or attend one. Even if it is just you and one other Patriot, you will be stronger than before.

Another random thought: When the system implodes and the banks close, anything that you do not yet have, you won't get. It will be too late to fill your basement with food, water, and other essentials. Get it now. If you smoke and need a .22 pistol, stop smoking for a month. Get serious now, or you will probably die...with your loved ones.

Another random thought: As our Movement comes into better focus as we all sport patches and get our identity out there, remember to aim small and miss small.

Government is not our enemy. Individual men and women who work to steal from you and enslave you who work in Government are the problem. No business is an enemy, though individuals who go to their cubicle every day and work to further your enslavement are the problem.

The American Government did not defeat the British Government during the Revolution. Individual Americans killed enough British individuals that the politicians in England lost the will to fight. When they left, they took several shiploads of Loyalists with them.

Which brings me back to my first thought: If you are forced into circumstances in which you must use violence to defend your Liberties, focus on the individuals in your AO who work every day as part of the majority that takes or infringes those Liberties.

If you live in a city or suburb, draw concentric circles around your home at 1 mile and 5 miles and 10 miles.

Think about it for a few minutes. How many people in each of those circles go to work every day and in some way work for (or support) the destruction of your Liberties?

Do you have enough in your basement?

There will probably be very little warning before implosion. When it happens it will be like a slick trigger, like a glass rod shattering. One moment the world works, and the next minute, it doesn't.

Make sure you have what you need to do the work before you, and make sure you understand the task that will be yours to satisfy. Patriots across the country will be relying upon you to handle your AO, as you will be relying upon them.

Go to a PatCom, and meet a few of the people who share your enemies.

For more insight into Washington's decision-making process re: Sullivan, explore this PDF, submitted by a familiar Patriot.



  1. Mr. K,
    A thought provoking and inspiring essay.

    Thank you,


  2. That,s good advice and about the only workable game plan.There,s an important point that needs mention...maintain a low profile.Nothing amazes me more than a person who trumpets to the world,that he is a Militia unit leader.Also at the same time constantly in the limelight loudly dogging Fed.officers heels.What with all this NDAA business going down recently,this is suicidal.The people who will be hunting Patriot Militias are not playing GI Joes in a sandbox.Its interesting to hear what some of these people have to say but as far as close association ...forget it they,ll get you killed.

  3. I don't remember the exact date. But i read recently that the lynchpin will be in March,when Greece's debt or whatever they call it now,comes "due."
    It WILL ripple very quickly across the world. We will Wake up and banks dont open,stores closed,ect. I believe the ugliness won't wait until Spring.
    There also seems to be alot of people who still haven't done a dam thing to prepare at all. The " i know someone ready" or "i'll just take what i need/want crowd",These will be the first casualties.
    My Faith won't allow me to help that particular crowd/mindset out. And i am ready to help genuine needs. They are a big part of the problem. Me,me me. Gimmee,gimmee,gimmee.



  4. Add this to your random thoughts the new revolutionary government in New York was also confiscating the estates of loyalists.

    1. Inneresting, hadn't thought of that before.

  5. Washington's Orders to Sullivan are good longer-term strategy when you can make a defense against OpFor, but would rather not trade pieces of equal combat value/quantity. The Sullivan forces didn't need to "win" against similar opponents in battle to achieve the territorial and long-term objective of gaining operating space for the settlements/cities under attack by denying the local enemy food and shelter. If the British decided to support the Indian nations with food, it would occupy British logistics enough that they might have to delay military operations, and in any case would be an additional load on the economy of the Crown. If the British decided to not supply the natives with food, all the better.

    American patriots should expect to be on both sides of this strategy. The names of objectives have changed, but they are the same: Food (& water), shelter, shops, supplies. Birds will still be on the wing, but they will have no nests to refuel and re-arm at. Immediate danger will increase, while medium and long-term danger will be reduced.

    There is hardship on both sides of the strategy: for the soldier doing seemingly-senseless destruction of the stuff-of-life while suffering himself, and the population who supports the OpFor being deprived of previous and next harvests and means of production, worsening as populations must stop their normal business of "tax feeding" or production to seek shelter and supplies from foreign sources. Expect resistance, and to be resistance.


  6. There is a lot of bravado. Will you be willing to give up your family, house, job and all the other good things and have to live in the woods being hunted like an animal? And then those on the other side, after they capture you, will really hurt you to extract information. IMHO, any conflict will have to be "no quarter given and none accepted."

    1. Anon @ 4:52 pm: You ask valid questions and each Patriot must ask themselves the same. But freedom and liberty loving people will stand up wben the time comes. It draws near now.

      Verify your zero and check your equipment. Practice OPSEC and make every effort to do PT. Watch out for infected foot blisters....YOWWWW!

      DAN III

    2. Once you've given up your family and friends and the relative comforts of home to become a hunted animal, are you ready, prepared, and able to become the one who now hunts the hunters? Are you able and willing to become the animal you must be to perform feats of deprivation and destruction of your hunter's domain, not allowing him to rest any more than he is allowing you to rest? Are you now able to ignore discomfort, hunger, pain, as animals do, to perform your duty? Are you able to hide in plain sight while your enemy is obvious and in the open, and take him out?
      These are questions I've been wrestling with the last few months, if not longer subconsciously, and I have need to answer as well. And, presumptious of me as it may be, I think it is one series of questions we each must answer.
      Rather than 'give in and surrender' because we're now hunted rather than just harassed, or die on our doorstep, we must become hunters of the hunted rather than prey.
      I know, it's complicated and convoluted thinking, but it's what's been eating me for a while and I make no excuses and ask no forgiveness. When my enemy decides to hunt me, I intend turning the tables one way or another, for as long as I am able.
      Shy III


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