Monday, June 11, 2012
Many of you have noticed that I have shifted the focus of the blog away from commenting on most news stories, as most fall into the Sparklie category, or are symptoms one can expect when the world around us is caught in a spiral circling the bowl.
There are many good sites that cover the blow-by-blow. It is important to remain informed of daily events, and it is important to hit sites that offer perspective. I still do it from time to time if it ties into something I find relevant at the moment.
But I am primarily focused on actions that grow our numbers, build cohesion and morale. I can't be bothered by endless discussions that always cycle back to the beginning every 3-6 months. Curtis has pointed out several times that time and again people in our Community try to re-invent the wheel, define the problem, exercise themselves about "What are our goals...", plot a course and similar unproductive repetitions, only to start again in 3-6 months.
I prefer to work with and support the folks you do not see every day on our blogs who are building quietly in their own AO. You'll notice a few of the original PatCom folks have shifted to a lower profile. Don't think they are on the couch watching re-runs. They are boring down into their AO. We have several militia units/groups who are working weekly to improve, and they don't advertise much. We have a group of bloggers who are here day after day getting intel out to you that is useful, analysis that is important, supporting the private efforts, avoiding the repetitious circle-jerking and counting of Angels on the heads of pins.
Now is not the time to waste your energy on the superfluous.
Stock your shelves. Prepare the ground around your Castle. Dig deep and gather intel on the folks in your AO who will need your attention, before they decide that you need attention. Get a sense of who in your AO has what, and get a sense of who may be useful in X circumstances.
Most importantly, do not allow a sense of overwhelm to cause inaction.
What Evil this way comes? All signs point to economic reset, but Mad Max and Book of Eli scenarios with loss of the power grid and the end of the flow of goods & services are simply not realistic.
Yes, there will be some of that, especially in Metro areas that already have aspects of those scenarios in play. In Metros, the areas where FedGov will retain influence the longest, you'll have full-scale rape, pillage & plunder in bursts. You already have gangs with firepower and turf wars in those areas.
But if you live more than 20 minutes from any Metro, odds are you will not have to duck & dodge roving hordes of apocalyptic killer Tribes. Be ready to defend yourself, obviously. But surrendering common sense is the fastest way to get into trouble. Jobs? Say what you will, but most Americans are hardcore Capitalists, at heart. It is in the interest of the power plant to stay operational, so you guys and gals with guns will get work securing the station and transmission lines. You'll get work guarding food & medical shipments and storehouses. You'll get work securing retail locations.
Once things settle, and commerce stabilizes, the trades will recover and in many areas life will not be much harder than it is now.
Do you lie awake at night waiting for the Chinese Horde to land in California to extract their trillions in debt?
Please take a Lunesta and get a good night of sleep. The first thing you and your neighbors will do is shoot the ChiCom you meet in downtown Denver, then you'll kill the silly politicians who allowed him entry. The reality is that China will, eventually, "forgive" our debt, because they will understand that we have no intention of paying. Everyone will try to find them a Face-saving out, but the end result is the same: They get squat, and they can't take the Sears Tower to China.
Make no mistake, every Patriot in America will probably be forced to bear arms, enter Harm's Way and help get the herd of Enemies of Liberty moving, and calling many of them to the gallows to pay for their crimes.
Balkanize? Not likely. Thinkers understand the reason we are the world's only Superpower is a result of our coast-to-coast bonds. When folks in Virginia begin to think themselves better than Californians, and acting on those thoughts, we become Europe, with endless wars that do nothing to strengthen us and everything to weaken us. More States Rights is good, Balkanization will be treated as a War Crime by this guy.
I've covered a lot of ground in this morning ramble. It isn't really offered as debate fodder, just a position statement. Stay or go if you wish. You know where I stand, and where I am going.
I have business for the 527 in Wichita in the near future, and it is my intent to make it to major Metro cities over the summer & early fall to meet as many of you as possible, and to help facilitate the Local aspects of building Tribes.
I'll cover 527 developments in another post soon.
Yours in Liberty.
Posted by K at 3:14 AM