As most of you in the Patriot and Prepper communities are aware there is a situation unfolding in Oregon.
First, I’m going to say unequivocally that I do not support the “militia” that has decided to involve themselves in this action. As noted over at Sipsey Street Irregulars what we’re seeing here is the manifestation of a “John Brown” complex.
Another thing is that the group contains among it some known valor thieves; This Ain’t Hell discusses these particular morons.
Something else to bear in mind that this “occupation” is not only not supported by organizations such the Three Percenters and Oath Keepers, it is being loudly denounced by them and they are distancing themselves as much as possible.
Bottom line: a group of idiots has chosen a hill to die on, and it’s the wrong friggin’ hill. Don’t get sucked into the mess that they are creating.
And don’t even get me started on the convenient timing of this for the SCOAMF’s sudden desire for gun confiscation via Executive Order.
Addendum: For a pretty comprehensive view of what’s happening, along with historical background, check out this post over at The Conservative Treehouse.
So, I got into a fight on social media today regarding the Second Amendment and all the bedwetting emoting of the left over gun ownership today.
An individual that I once served in uniform with and I had a rather profound and unpleasant disagreement (not the first) regarding a major national issue. I won’t go into the specifics, but I will acknowledge what many are thinking: Bert, you’re making a target of yourself by being on social media! I disagree, and yes, I’m keeping my FaceBook account.
No, it’s not in this name (a nom de plume…which may someday become a nom de guerre). However, I only keep a presence on there because there are some friends and family that are on there and it’s the easiest way for them to keep in touch with me. If not for that, I’d probably have abandoned the venue long ago…or not. In fact, I very rarely post anything of a partisan nature there any more.
The fact of the matter is, the expectation is that if you are “normal,” then you will have a social media presence. The more “normal” you are, the larger a presence you have: FaceBook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Many people of our mindset consider a presence on social media to be a liability, a tool with which The Powers That Be use to keep tabs on you. They are right. However, what must also be considered is that not being on social media is a red flag these days. The trick is being aware of and careful about what you post. Additionally, one must consider the intelligence value of social media…just because you aren’t posting the consistency of yesterday’s bowel movement or who you’re voting for (not that there’s much difference between the two) doesn’t mean that everyone else isn’t. You can learn a lot and a keep a finger on the pulse of the sheep herd by watching what is being said or pushed on social media.
So use social media, but be mindful of what you post. Keep those liberals in your friends list so you know what they are unthinkingly thinking. It’s a very valuable intelligence tool and not being there may actual place a spotlight on those that are trying to remain “gray.” Remember that a major component of blending in to the background is being a part of the background noise.
As my late father lay dying of cancer, his pastor asked him what he was feeling emotionally. Dad’s response was that he felt like there was a storm coming, and all he could do was wait for it to arrive.
Have you ever gotten a sense of foreboding? It’s what I have now…a terrible sense of foreboding, in which I can hear the distant rumblings of thunder and smell the mixture of lightning ozone and cleansing rain.
I don’t know what’s coming, but have a feeling it’s not going to be good.
Stay alert in your watchtowers.
Since the Jimi video doesn’t want to play embedded, here’s John Mayer (with Jimi linked below):
If so, then come in, the water’s fine! The Southeastern Preppers Network is open for business!
Don’t worry, if you’re in Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, or any other state, you’re still welcome. The goal over at Southeastern Preppers Network is to be sort of an umbrella organization for existing organizations in the Southeastern U.S. in order to promote coordination and ideas between groups and states.
Hope to see y’all there!
As a side note, as we start getting toward the end of summer and I have more available time I’ll start blogging a little more.