You want liberty? This is what it takes…

by | Jul 6, 2011 | Headline News | 85 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    Brandon Smith of Alt-Market has generously contributed this missive for your reading pleasure and educational enlightenment. Somewhere along the way, no doubt with the help of Big Brother, our definitions of freedom and liberty have been lost in translation. The following article is a must-read for adults and teens alike, as it outlines ten critical ‘rules’ for liberty that have been forgotten or looked down upon for too long. The end result, of course, is a citizenry that is quick to point the finger at the first sign of trouble and one that has become dependent on government to solve basic problems.

    The Essential Rules Of Liberty

    There is nothing worse in this world than an enslaved man who naively believes himself free, except, perhaps, trying to explain to that same man his predicament. You can lay truth after truth before his feet. You can qualify your every position with cold hard irrefutable data. You can plead and scream and raise veritable hell, but before he will ever listen, he must first become aware of his own dire circumstances. As long as he views himself as “safe and secure”, as long as he imagines his chains to be wings, he will see no reason to question the validity of the world around him, and he will certainly never invest himself into changing his own deluded destiny.

    Unfortunately, there are many such men crawling and scraping about here in what was once a land graced with a self sufficient and independently minded public majority. The great lie that has been perpetuated in this country over the past several decades is that we can defer our responsibilities of vigilance and place our well being and our futures into the hands of others for the sake of “collective efficiency”, or leisure. We have been conditioned to live in a state of constant indifference, a society which prizes compromise over principle and steadfast resolve.Those who refuse to compromise that which is honorable for the sake of ease and comfort are indicted as “extremist” or even criminal. The idea of personal revolution is treated with discomfort, and all we claim to stand for becomes muddled in a fog of inaction and cynicism.As Americans, we have forgotten what it means to earn and protect our own freedoms. We have forgotten that in liberty, there are standards that must be defended.

    This, however, does not mean we cannot yet again remember ourselves. The desire for freedom is as inborn and natural as our own heartbeat, as our own breath. It is instinct. It cannot be erased from within, only oppressed from without. The tide has always been against tyranny, always, though we may find that hard to believe. If liberty was not ingrained into our very DNA, humanity would have succumbed to bondage and self destructed long ago. This is not the case. Stretching under the surface of our superficial force-fed mainstream culture are the roots of something real, and honest. Simmering beneath our so called “civilized” veneer, many Americans are finally rediscovering their wild and defiant origins. In the recent past we have been taught to feel ashamed of our rebelliousness. Now, we are learning to hold it quite dear.

    For those of us who are awake, and for those who are on the verge of understanding, certain rules come into play that strengthen our stance and shield us from folly. Liberty is not a self perpetuating social condition. It requires guidelines, and effort, and sacrifice. Liberty will not survive without our willingness to maintain it. If you are not ready and willing to fight for your own independence, then you are not truly free.

    Let’s examine some of the inherent laws and guidelines of free will and free action that will allow us to not only win back our self determination, but to keep it for generations to come. You want liberty? This is what it takes…

    Rule #1: Never Take Anything For Granted

    A lot of people today seem to have serious issues with expectation and assumption; what we in the alternative media often refer to as “normalcy bias”. We have grown used to the idea of abundance and relative safety. So much so, that we fail to notice when our abundance and safety begin to disappear. We assume that the condition of the world today will be the condition of the world tomorrow, and for all time. In the U.S., we have even come to expect not only that our prosperity and our freedom are inevitable, but that they will also increase exponentially with each passing generation. This is a relatively new and narrow cultural mindset likely caused by the explosion in industrial growth after WWII which seemed to erase all memory of the Great Depression in our society, leaving us with the belief that surely, our circumstances would never become so desperate again.

    Those who are truly independent realize that nations, no matter how affluent, can self destruct at a moment’s notice, especially when they fail to recognize their own weaknesses and confront their own demons. Never suppose that that which is good and just will remain without your own initiative. Never wait for others to fix those problems which you could just as easily solve yourself. Never expect that freedoms won cannot also be easily lost. Always prepare for the worst outcome, and strive for the best outcome.

    Rule #2: Educate Yourself

    Never become a useful idiot, or a waste of oxygen. Being a part of the herd is nothing to be proud of. Strive for knowledge, and thirst for the truth every moment of every day. Many of the things we deem “important” in modern society are in the grand scheme hollow attempts to fill our lives with distraction, only wasting time until we finally bite the dust filled with regret.Pretending to further the depth of one’s life is not the same as actually doing so. I can’t think of anything more horrifying than becoming a man who rushes around frantically every waking moment, but ultimately accomplishes nothing.

    Do not assume that you already have a tangible grasp of the truth, especially if all your knowledge has been handed to you. Instead, research that knowledge for yourself. Put that which you have been taught to the test. Only in this way will you finally learn. Expand your horizons. Learn something useful. Remove unnecessary distractions for at least part of your day and focus on increasing your awareness of the environment you live in. There are very few things in this world more important than this, and self education should take precedence over everything else except your family. “Lack of time” is no excuse for ignorance. Make time! The ignorant are led. The knowledgeable lead themselves.

    Rule #3: Don’t Be A Pansy

    Liberty is not for the faint of heart. Emotional courage is paramount to freedom, and it can be expressed to incredible effect by even the most unlikely heroes. I’ve seen children with more courage and tenacity than some full grown men.

    If one recognizes the gravity of the situation we face as a people, if one understands the considerable danger involved in the fall of a Republic to the depths of fear and autocracy, but still does nothing, that person has not only failed the world, he has also failed himself. “Making waves”, or drawing the ire of “authority”, is the least of our worries. If you have utilized an objective eye, and know you are right in your position, then there is no reason to fear criticism from anyone.

    Sociopolitical action, nonconformity, noncompliance, and self defense, are unavoidable aspects of a society that wishes to maintain its freedoms. There is no way around it. If you are not willing to stick your neck out and expose yourself to risk, you remove all chance of possible gain. If you are a self proclaimed activist that refuses to sacrifice, that refuses to struggle, then you have failed before you even began. Talk must lead to balanced action. Never thumb your nose at the devil without being ready to trade punches as well, or all is lost.

    Rule #4: Stop Waiting For Others To Tell You What To Do

    Independent people not only consider and implement the solutions of others, they also work on their own. Complaints abound lately in the Liberty Movement;

    “When is someone going to do something!? What are YOU going to do about our predicament!?”

    This is the question of a slave, not a free man. A free man asks, “What am I going to do about this predicament? What is MY solution to the problem?” Therein is the key to liberty; decentralized leadership and movements based on fluidity and spontaneity of action, instead of a great mass of people standing around stiffly waiting for orders on high, or a self styled messiah to engineer their world view. As soon as you place your very initiative under the control of others, you have lost the fight. Always consider the solid strategies of intelligent people, and adopt them if they are useful, but do not remain idle because you are too frightened to exert the effort to solve problems bigger than yourself. Spectators only witness history, they do not make history.

    Rule #5: Cast Off What Is Unnecessary, Keep What Is Effective

    Yes, I stole this rule from Bruce Lee, but it is just as applicable to social movements and economic stability as it is to the martial arts. Invasive debt creation, for instance, is a tool for subversion, and no people forced to bear the burden of liabilities they can never repay is free.Therefore, exorbitant debt must be avoided, or cast off completely.

    In our personal lives, how many useless goods do we accumulate on a daily basis, instead of useful items that we may one day desperately need? How much of our life is spent accumulating garbage in order to keep up with “socially acceptable” levels of consumer behavior? How many of us cling to careers we hate in order to service our needless consumption? The ability to prioritize must become a virtue once again, and, we all need to shut off the cable television…

    This rule also applies to governments. If a government no longer fulfills its sworn duties to the people, and no longer serves the purposes to which it was originally intended, then it too must be cast off and replaced with one that does serve the people, or, it must be forced to return to its inherent foundations. Today, this kind of talk is often referred to as “extremism”, or insurgency, no matter how correct it might be, which brings us to our next rule…

    Rule #6: Ignore Establishment Labels

    Tactical name calling is only effective if we actually care what other people think of us. Labels like “homegrown terrorist”, “extremist”, “doomer”, or “conspiracy theorist”, are designed to shame people into self censorship. That is to say, they pigeonhole movements and their participants into categories of public shame, causing said movements to fear social reprisal.They are also meant to forcefully assign “outsider” or “fringe” status to particular political positions in order to marginalize and weaken the resolve of those who hold them. Never mind that almost every powerful and honorable cultural movement in history once started out as “fringe”.

    Early in our lives, we are taught that it is far better to be accepted, and to avoid standing out, even at the expense of our individualism. Unfortunately, many adults never outgrow this childish belief, and thus become vulnerable to tactics as absurd as simple ridicule. At bottom, being slandered by a thieving bureaucracy infested with soulless parasites bent on centralization at the expense of innocent human life is a bit laughable (this goes for you too, SPLC). Globalists, along with their media cronies and their think-tank sock puppets, will say ANYTHING to get what they want. Empty words and false labels cannot stop the truth, or a movement driven by the truth.

    Rule #7: Cynicism Is The Path To Defeat

    It is good to be critical, but not to the point of nihilism. America’s past is riddled with mistakes, bad judgments, horrible crimes, and downright stupidity; that doesn’t mean that the principles on which this country was founded are any less vital. We hear often from cynics that humanity has become too stupid and complacent to do what is right. However, stupidity and complacency are not inherent qualities. That’s an elitist fantasy with no basis in fact. Stupidity and complacency are learned behaviors, and they can be unlearned. What IS inherent is our ability to choose what path we will take. For adherents of liberty, we need only remind people that they have this choice. We can whine and cry all day long about how nobody pays attention and how there is no hope, or, we can exhaust all options before throwing in the proverbial towel. We don’t need to “like” society the way it is, but we do need to recognize the underlying potential of all people to become something much more than what they currently are (I can’t stand blind ignorance either, but I’m certainly not ready to accept it as a fact of American life). Remember, no fight is over until it is over.

    Rule #8: True Authority Is Derived From Respect That Is Earned, Not Bought, Or Taken

    A corrupt politician is just a criminal conman in a nice suit. A law enforcement officer who refuses to follow Constitutional Law is just a petty little tyrant in a black uniform. An economist who knowingly skews data to fit his own political bias or to serve the political biases of men above him is just a liar or an inept buffoon with an embossed piece of paper from an expensive university. A lab scientist or doctor who flubs experimentation to support the interests of the corporate world rather than the needs of the public is just a quack in a white coat. All too often, though, we find ourselves taking these cretins seriously all because they talk the talk and wear the costume. They are just people, and if they cannot do their jobs honestly, then they are useless people, who deserve our disdain, not our respect. We should never allow such men to wield positions of authority over us.

    Rule #9: Take It Personally

    When someone tries to steal from you, hurt you, or enslave you, unless you are some kind of nut, you take it pretty personally, right? Why should it be any different when a government commits the same grievances? Americans should be furious over the destruction of their economy, their currency, their infrastructure, and their Constitutional freedoms! They should be enraged over the endless wars overseas that are bankrupting the nation. They should be bellowing to the rooftops over the cooption of their political system by a slimy brood of corporate bankers. Is this “extremist” behavior? Who cares!? If your anger is not visible then it is not worth a damn. Don’t just get active, get emotional! This is about your life, and the lives of those you love. That’s not to say that we should take out our frustrations randomly and haphazardly, but if we can’t at least make known our anger over the misdeeds of government, then what the hell is the point of calling ourselves free?

    Rule #10: You Are The First And Last Line Of Defense

    Like it our not, this is our job. We have inherited a country on the verge of disaster, and we are tasked with cleaning it up, otherwise, there will be little left to pass on. We do not get to bask in illusory prosperity for the rest of our days. We do not get to feed off the entitlement program trough until we are fat and contented. We are not going to retain our rights without blood, sweat, and tears. We will not be building magical floating cities in the clouds or skyscrapers on Mars.We will NOT be remembered fondly as members of some fantastical “golden era”.

    We have been thrust into the muck and the mire. We are being molded as the lost children of an age better forgotten. We have been slapped in the face with a dilemma so volatile and so incredible it may one day be called the greatest crisis of all time. We have drawn the short straw.

    This could be viewed as some terrible doom. It could be held as a star crossed act of ferocious fate. We could fall to our knees and lament with despair, overcome with woe at our unbearable lot. But, this would be in violation of rule #3, and nobody wants to be a sobbing pansy. On the contrary, every “bad luck generation” is only so if they refuse to see the great fortune at their fingertips; if they refuse to seize the moment and conquer the giants of their day. The greater the hardship, the greater the enemy, the greater the heroes. We are faced with possibly the most unrelenting antagonists and the most treacherous obstacles in recent memory, or even distant memory. In the same spark of confrontation, we are also presented with unparalleled opportunity to change the course of the world forever. Whether or not we succeed, is entirely up to us.

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      1. THANK YOU!
        I was about ready to give up. It seemed that nothing in my life was angling in a way that would allow me to do what I must. Now, I see I must bend the angle to suit me; not wait for someone to bend it for me. Let’s see how many others heed this very well-written speech.

      2. Exactly

        dont tread on me just because you wear a badge, or a robe

        get with it..or get lost

        serve your people, and your counrty..not yourself

      3. Freedom means different things to different people. Most are content slaves and don’t even realize it.

        But the Number 1 thing a Man must do to be free is to be invisible to those who would do them harm when exercising their natural rights.

        Get out of the corp. There is no freedom within it, it has none to offer, and if you ask for permission to disappear from the corporate grid you will be denied.

        There is only one source of Freedom….. You

        • Be invisible or intimidating or invulnerable. Though, the last two will tempt TPTB to make an example of you.

          Did you ever send me an e-mail, GC?

          • Hey NetRanger…what was those two shows you were watching after Jericho?

      4. Excellent!
        I can’t express how much I agree with this article. Rule 3…Don’t be a pansy…strikes home with me. Too long I’ve been silent…no longer. From now on my voice will be heard.
        I’ve forwarding this article to all my friends.
        Thanks for this great writting!

      5. Thanks for sharing this one! I’ve already forwarded it off to people that I think need to read this 🙂

        I will die before I give up my Liberty, will you?

      6. I love this Post…

      7. Agree with all but #9. I don’t take it personally. Just the way it is. There’s different stages, been through most of them. I don’t have to prove anything to anybody but myself and SO.

      8. Amen again and again! One of the most concise manifesti I have seen here. Let the truth set us free ! Pass it on brothers and sisters the hour is upon us. Thank you so much for the focus Brandon – it sonly too late if we stay dumb and switch the channel on the cable like They Want Us To Do. Peace and Preparedness to All

        • Great article! Thanks for sharing this.

        • That article is based on a false assumption that the Federal Reserve notes “borrowed” by the United States are MONEY according to the Constitution.

          FRN’s are not even contemplated by the Constitution, and the Supreme Court has already ruled long ago that when governments enter the world of commercial paper they do so in the character of a private corporation.

          All activity conducted by the United States while using FRNs is under private corporate law the Constitution does not contemplate. The debt does not exist in Constitutional law, only in the United States corporations private codes.

          Do we have a Constitutional Crisis? Yes, the People no longer understand what a simple common law document means and says, and the corporation pretends they are the guardians and enforcers of it when the only enforcers are the People who no longer know what it means.

          That is a crisis.

          • I can’t compete with you deep thinkers… but, can I enflct a little comedy now and then?

            • inflect?

      9. We will be known as generation Gitmo, LOL

      10. What’s sad about alt-market is it isn’t widely known. I created a site/location there and out of hundreds of thousands of people in my area not one person has click my city or joined my group.

        • I know Scott! How we gonna change it? Just keep talking it up. Kudos to Mac for letting this article in. Every time Brandon writes another good and, and it gets you, we get another 100 users. But, many sign up and never come back.

          Just keep talking it up and we’ll get there. We’re over 1000 members now and its still growing. It will go exponential eventually. The more members will beget more members.

          • I heard about Alt-Market on a site..the T-Room.
            To me it sounds like bartering??
            And occasionally, I check in here…


        • Don’t worry Scott you don’t want that much attention. In 2009 I started a group that quickly grew to over 300. Only about 60 were serious enough to attend a meet & greet. Today I only communicate privately with about 15.

          With the exception of posting a comment here and there online I’m pretty much running silent online. I follow a lot of local groups online and even attend some of there functions.

          I’ve found that the serious, the qualified people are more like myself and are pulling back to a low profile.

          • Patriot,
            I have been running a MAG in my area for a couple years now, I have seen the same thing you describe. About 25% are fairly serous, but even some of those are pulling back.

            I think part of it is this long drawn out collapse. The QE’s and the media concealment has put many of those that were awakened back to sleep. What has made all the effort it took to organize the MAG worthwhile was it gave me the opportunity to meet some equally dedicated people. Those are the ones I continue to prepare with.

            • I don’t think the serious people are going back to sleep, but becoming more self reliant. With that said, they have realized the majority of their family and friends don’t care.

              According to the experts; its smarter to keep your plans secret and on a need to know basis.

              When someone is serious you will know it and then you have to do an assessment on that person. I have 2 people in my little group that are questionable, but ones the doctor and the other is the dentist.

              No group will be perfect and you will have turnover. Don’t take it personal.

          • The ones that are not that serious , do you think that some are just hedging their bets until it gets worse?

            • Have to agree that some go back to sleep as they get used to the “new normal”. I don’t try to be an evangilist for trying to prepare for the hard times to come. If someone decides to sleep through the alarm, I don’t waste my effort on trying to wake them. Many of us are asleep by choice.

      11. Jack Crawford: Believe me, you don’t want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.

      12. Dr. Frederick Chilton: We’ve tried to study him, of course, but he’s much too sophisticated for the standard tests.

      13. Christ will hold each of us accountable for what we have done as individuals. Always go back to the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). Whether you start with 5, 2, or 1 each will be rewarded according to how you invested what was given.

        To whom much is given, much is expected. There is no excuse anymore, for not realizing what is going on in this depraved world, with the resources available. TPTB will be dealt with and judged accordingly. I can’t change what Barry Soetoro, Dave Rockefeller, or George Soros choose to do.

        Every man and woman must take an individual stand against NWO. This resistance is in action, and in mind. People forget this sometimes. It DOES matter what you think. Our society likes to tell us it doesn’t.

        God Bless.

      14. Through history, outrageous financial behavior has been met with outrage, but the damaging recklessness from Wall Street and Governments has been met with near-silence from a too tolerant populace.

        RE: Rule #9: Take It Personally

        “Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” – The Declaration of Independence.

        End your dependency on a system that provides you poisoned water to drink, genetically modified organisms to eat, fake money to work for, “terror alerts” to scare you into compliance, and drugs to keep you numb.

        Be the change you wish to see in the world.

        Thanks Mac!

        • At least prepare yourself mentally for life outside “the system”. All of us in America (the world) cannot be subsistence farmers, but many of will have to be. Time to “get tough or die!”.

      15. Excellent piece with one exception:

        “that nations, no matter how affluent, can self destruct at a moment’s notice,”

        Not so. It takes a long time for a nation to self destruct. So long I would venture to say, that the best word to describe it would be “unwind”.

        The present situation politically, economically, and socially represents “decay”. That process has been the last 30 years in the making. There has been an “erosion” of OUR liberties and economic power.

        It is a deliberate “gradualism” that over time has taken root, like bacteria on moldy bread. Consequently it has taken Americans a long time to recognize the smell, and to determine the source of the rot.

        Now we know.

        It is the Globalists in Congress, the White House, the bankster gangsters, the lame stream media, and the “dual citizens” who have infiltrated OUR military industrial complex and State Department who press for the demise of the US Constitution, the repeal of OUR personal liberties, and the destruction of the American economy.

        Now that Americans have identified the guilty, it is time to elect patriots to office. There is time to stem the decay, reverse the policies of the Globalists who threaten OUR liberties, OUR way of life, and the Founding Principles of the American nation.

        Arrest the guilty, send them to trial, convict them of their crimes, then give them the punishment reserved for traitors.

        • yeah..death by fireing squad..

          • I want to see them spinning, twirling, and kicking from a loop of hemp! I want to shove the release to the traps and watch em dance!

        • Wherever possible, live and conduct business outside “the system”. STARVE THE BEAST!

      16. Great post – but as Pat Buchanan said; “And this is how America ends, not with a bang but with a whisper.” I hope once people unplug themselves from the idiot-box and start learning they are sheep enough will stand up and fight for our grievances. We are losing our liberty everyday.

      17. Future Reminiscing…

        When I get to be an old geezer (Lord willing) I fully intend to sit on the porch and reminisce with my great grandkids:

        “I’ll tell ya sonny, them was some hard times. We had to make lots of changes in how we lived, how we worked, what we ate, pretty much everything in life. Things got real tough…even scary sometimes. And a time or two we had to fight just to stay alive. But we looked out for each other. And we followed our conscience and our faith. Sometimes it meant sharing our food with a neighbor who was so desperate he was about ready to go out and steal, even when we didn’t have enough for ourselves. We did all we could to keep each other fed, alive and honest. Maybe tomorrow that neighbor would do the same for us.”
        “We did everything we could for ourselves, and each other. But nobody carried the deadweights. The fat people got skinny, or died off. The lazy ones quit being lazy, or died off. The dishonest scoundrels and thieves…well they mostly died off, one way or another.
        “Eventually, we put a new foundation under this country. Later, your parents, and then your generation started to build on it. So far, you’re doing a good job with it, too. Those were some hard times, and some wild times. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. It forced a lot of people to relearn something we’d known all along, but had kinda forgotten. It made us rediscover our integrity. And I’m glad to say, most of us did.
        “Every man, and each generation, when they get to be old like me, has to sort of look back and give themselves a scorecard on how they performed in lifes toughest situations. After the crash, we didn’t all do everything right. And we made plenty of mistakes, but I can honestly say, lookin’ back at the ‘teens, that for my generation: THIS WAS OUR FINEST HOUR.”

        (now go fetch my tobacco, you know where it’s hid. and be quiet about it. we don’t want your Grandma to know I’m smokin’ again)

        • And while you’re at it grab my small bottle of rheumatism
          medicine (John Daniels) next to grandmas vanilla. My ‘jynts’are starting to talk to me. Hope it all goes down this way Okie.

          • Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I hope there are some that can look back on these times (however it turns out) and see that they made some wise choices and learned a thing or two to pass on to the youngins.
            And thanks for reminding me, almost forgot the rumatiz medicine! 🙂

      18. Wow, this guy can write. Very well thought out. Thanks

      19. What a bunch of hooey. Not from the excellent article but the would be revoluntionaries that posted after words. Lets see we had a slave reference? Please tell me how I am enslaved? I am free to leave the country, free to move about, free to vote for my leaders national, state, and local, free to own weapons, free to own property, commodities (well that just got limited if you aren’t a millionare) but I didn’t want a 1000 barrels of oil in my back yard anway. Slaves – really – that is a bunch of a pathetic nonsense. Do you even know what being a slave is like – I sincerely doubt it because you are FREE.

        Next we had the stand up to the badge and robe conglomerate that I’m guessing have never stood up to the badge or robe but for some reason think it’d be fun. For whatever more sickening reason someone thinks its necessary. I’ve been stopped by cops -its an annoyance not enslavement. Its a nuassance and if a seriuos infringment I have recourse. Try getting recourse in Syria right now. You folks have your heads screwed on wrong to think the abuses we suffer in extreme minority are so severe as to warrant “standing up” to the badge and robe.

        Seriously misguided revolutionaries and the reason you are so far into the extreme libertarian minority is you make zero sense. You have no focus on reality and no pleasure in the freedoms given to you. My guess is you failed at something, and now expect the freedom to hand it too you? I don’t get you.

        • The only freedoms given to us are from “god” however you define “him”. Those who have become the self proclaimed granters of our freedoms (or the illusion of such), who give us just enough to keep us placated, are not “god” and they can go to hell. My guess is you have failed at realizing you are brainwashed.

        • James; ‘I don’t get you’. What you have posted is ‘hooey’. Most of these people, on here, are constantly helping each other out with advice on How to rather than the ‘Why’ questions. There are two kinds of people: Givers/Servants and Takers/Want to be served.
          Slaves don’t know how, they ask why and when questions.
          Many here are suppling the answers to the How questions asked. Read and learn from the comments here, and maybe you’ll ‘get it’. Knowledge is power and freedom; power and freedom are from knowledge.
          Rule#6; you used it by making the label ‘would be revoluntionaries’. And you don’t get them? Read the article again, the laws are continually being broken by elected officals/law enforcement; can you get that?
          And they are coming after your freedoms to even post on this site. There’s a wealth of knowledge here, embrace it.

        • James, why is it that when I go on a road trip, I check my tire pressure, the fluids in the engine and tranny, make sure I have a spare tire, jack and wrench, tools, extra water and so on and that’s OK? When I prepare for a possible and more than likely future melt down, I am some kind of “revolutionary”? Get a grip pal. Those of us on sites like this are the ones that will survive and make it to the other side. We are the ones that will change the future and direction this country is headed. We stand tall looking forward while people such as yourself keep your heads buried in the sand and your asses sticking up reading to be kicked again.

          • I carry a monkey in my trunk.

      20. breeding idiots is why were here in this situation

        these idiots have more off spring that think like they do and it just ends up a gene pool of dumbshits.

        than these dumbshit lazy ass fuckers get in office and we are, yeah it took a while..but the end result is what were dealing with. than you have the power hungry big heads..the self important that dont even raise their own kids, just throw money at them and than society has to deal with their cry baby asses

        have you ever stopped to talk to some of these types of people? it will blow your ever lovin fuckin mind.

        hell just listen to them and read what they believe in..and how they want their world to function..selfish behavior..neglect..derilict of duty..lazy corrupt theifs.

        most of these types flock to the political venue..because its money for nothin and chick for free, and because this arena of employment is so chock full of these types, our government no longer functions for the people..only for the special interests of who? these idiots..thats who
        and now its coming to an end..i hope

        it needs to burn itself out..the sooner the better..and these useless fools need to go.
        every last one

        this rant ought to get me a seat on the FEMA death bus..

        wheres my mail box sticker?

        there, i feel better now

        • NICE post!


          Now we both feel better!

        • No need to hold back there man…tell us how you really feel ;)…you are right,the world that alloewed these weak/user types to survive has got to end so that the honest ones can prosper! 🙂

      21. “There is nothing worse in this world than an enslaved man who naively believes himself free, except, perhaps, trying to explain to that same man his predicament. You can lay truth after truth before his feet. You can qualify your every position with cold hard irrefutable data. You can plead and scream and raise veritable hell, but before he will ever listen, he must first become aware of his own dire circumstances”

        This same reality is **directly applicable** to those that reject the freedom that Jesus Christ of Nazareth has brought to many, many people (e.g., John Newton, Chuck Colson… myself!

      22. Do you remember when you started to wake up? For me, it was Bush’s WMD lie. I voted party lines until then and stood my ground against the other party to my family and friends. I was wrong to blindly trust the people I voted for.

        Without meaning to, we (all of us) gave away more freedoms with each election. The issue is what to do now?

        We need people like those on this site to face this monster without fear. People who are as ready as they can be to help others adjust.

        It may be a blessing that people are waking up at different times. When a population wakes up all at once, you have a dangerous situation. We’ve had more time to think and plan. We need level heads to prevail.

        • I agree completely. Great comment. I never felt right about politics. I could never put my finger on it until I was older, but something never felt right to me. That’s why I’m now 40 and have never even once voted. It’s all a sham. I never understood how people actually believed there was a choice. 2 parties controlled by the same special interests? It’s the greatest con, and it has been going on for decades.

          But, we do need people to wake up a little quicker. They have accelerated their agenda, it seems, maybe because they didn’t expect anyone to wake up! We took them a bit by surprise. So, I don’t think we have so much time left to make a difference. The time is now!

      23. “We are faced with possibly the most unrelenting antagonists and the most treacherous obstacles in recent memory, or even distant memory. In the same spark of confrontation, we are also presented with unparalleled opportunity to change the course of the world forever. Whether or not we succeed, is entirely up to us.”

        Brandon, thats an awful long winded way to say, “Lots to do! Let’s get ‘er done!”

        Don’t back down. Don’t give in.

        Catch you back over at the place…

      24. It bears noting that the Liberty Bell shown at the top of this page may only be seen in person after you’ve been manhandled by security officers and surrendering your swiss army knife.

      25. Thank You for this post, Been trying to open eyes , have been vocal and have ignored the name calling and labels. Fought through the shout downs and I refuse to conform to the herd . People ask me why I bother well you answered the question .

      26. The sad fact remains. There are too many of them, with too big of guns. With too much money, with too many people just alike.

        You can’t vote them out for they are all the same, few exceptions. The lobby population is larger than the politicians. They population voted for a change you can believe in and they got it.

        This is not like the revolutionary war. Guns were equal then. This is establishing the Revelation’s Beast. This is the supreme battle for good and evil. You can not fight them with you rifle or your vote. The only alternative you have is to take yourself out of there vision. Be totally obscure and totally self sufficient.

        • I can understand what you are saying but I cant agree,if you think you can and if you think you cant youre right,no one is too big to fall,thats what they want us to believe(notice whats in the middle of beLIEve)I may be totally nuts (I know Im crazy) but I think we have to quit giving them so much credit,they aint all that big and bad and the end aint here till it is, so lets not lose heart and allow fear to immobilize us,as someone else said we each must be responsible for our own liberty,Im certain our fathers looked at the mighty Brit empire and understood they were out gunned but had the brass to say what the heck and took a swing,we may die but we die as freemen not slaves… dying aint on my short list of things to do anytime soon,oughtnt be on yours either my friend…good luck and lets give em hell!

          • WE still have the VOTE and a new political consciousness that is sweeping the nation at the grassroots level. Independence wasn’t achieved on July 4th 1776, separation and the justification for it was only announced.

            It took 12 years of WAR and only a few victories for Americans to liberate themselves from the yoke of tyranny the first time. Yet they endured. So can WE.

            This is OUR nation. Not the PTB. There are many, many, many, more of US who love real liberty and the America OUR Forefathers forged. We still have the vote and it is past time to vote for patriots, not globalists.

            Last November the Second Revolution started. Americans have started to assert themselves and demand the nation to which they were born. Those globalists that oppose US like the Kissingers and Faheed Zarkias of the world, will find their ideas and corspes on the ash heap of history with Bin Laden, Mubarak, Gaddaffi and Mao.

          • Reb is right: it looks like we’re facing off against Godzilla, because of all their power and willingness to kill. However, in fact, the whole gubmint is just a bunch of garden variety assholes. Most of their power comes from the fear they cultivate in your mind, and not from any magical invulnerability. Free your mind from the terror, and you’ll see the emperor’s hiney.

        • Agreed; Guns were equal back then…, now there is a huge separation in gun power now.

          • You, on your chosen ground, against a military unit or swat team…Bye,Bye!

            • Babble-on: “Better to die in the flower of youth on the chance of winning a noble name, than live at ease like the SHEEPLE and die unloved and unreknown.”

              With apologies to Pericles who made this statement before leaving for the Trojan War.

              WE have something more powerful than any gun. We have the power to vote to choose OUR leadership, to assemble, to demonstrate, to free speech, to petition OUR government and demand that OUR constitution be followed.

              WE also have the Courts to press for OUR rights and trial by jury. The Egyptians didn’t have this. The Syrians, didn’t have this. The Algerians, Tunisians, and Yemeni’s didn’t have this. The power in America still belongs to the people if they will exercise that power.

              Engage your government or be enslaved by it!

          • I can’t help but believe that if the time ever came to express the true meaning of the 2nd Am., they’ll just spray us like bugs, and our guns will rust, unfired, on our moldering corpses. Diversify your options!

          • And yet Afghanistan is now 2 for 2 in kicking the crap out of “military superpowers” with mostly home made rifles and IEDs.

            The US hasn’t won a Guerrilla war over a half century.

            The last time it fought a war where it’s means of production were under threat of direct attack by land forces was 1861.

            It took the “all seeing state” five years to find Eric Rudolph.

            Current US anti-insurgent efforts border on bad comedy.

            And yet everyone acts like agents of the state are unstoppable supermen and all hope is lost? Hardly, against unarmed and outnumbered civilians they win, against a determined opponent who fights back they crumple like cheap paper.

        • You are so right, Michael!! Off the grid, invisible…that’s the way we need to go…

      27. This is one of the best articles I have read in a long, long time. I am going to put a link to it on my blogsite and I have forwarded it to several people. One of my friends is going to read this at her next “Constitution reading party”
        As we no longer want to be a part of the ‘sheeple’ or main stream pop culture, we are heading for the mountains, sooner rather than later, living the change we seek. I really like how the author of this article does not give up on society,(all of it anyway) there is hope. One person at a time. Thank you for this article. I am a faithful reader now.

      28. I must ask Brandon, except for writing courageously moving articles, what are you doing to stand up in defiance?? Just sayin…

        • I’m launching barter networks and sound money initiatives across the country while the DOJ and the SPLC label this activity “domestic terrorism”. I give speeches at conventions and associate heavily with Oath Keepers, an organization designated as an “extremist risk” by the DHS. Not to mention numerous other projects besides writing these articles which in itself exposes my name and my face. Believe me, I’m taking more risk than the average Liberty Movement participant. Ok, your turn…

        • But it WAS courageous and moving! I can’t wait for the video to come out. You know ther’ll be some classic lines from that! And, don’t tell european american, but I was so inspired I went and bought more ammo!

          • Just a matter of time before powder & primers are controlled. Ammo will be next with a consent form. Liberty doesn’t “take” and I won’t give for it.

        • Brandon, who also is a co-creator of the Neithercorp site, has created an alternative barter site where people can get good and services without using the dollar for currency.

          I encourage you to check out his site.

      29. Ummmmm…….. Hello! It’s already to late IRS DEBT Slaves…….. You were BORN IRS SLAVES ……. And you will die IRS DEBT slaves!!! End of story!!! Do the Math!!! Who do you OWE!!! Cause those you OWE – OWN YOU!!! FREEDOM = DEBT SLAVE!!! Your all BORN SUCKERS livin a LIE! AMERICA IS A LIE!!! ENJOY IT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

      30. American people should sue the bank (Federal Reserve System). The Bank must return all interest since 1913.

      31. The article didn’t give many, if any, details on what specific actions, people can take, that will have a powerful impact, on Americans reclaiming their liberty, and their country. I’d like to suggest a ‘few’. First, buy and read the following book (I cannot possibly recommend this book highly enough – for its contents):

        America’s Secret Government revealed:

        Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The Secret War Against the American People

      32. Secondly, “The single most important thing any human being can do, anywhere in the world, right now, today – is BUY SILVER. EVEN IF ONLY ONE OUNCE, OR TWO. BUY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN REASONABLY AFFORD. IF 100 Million human beings buy one ounce of silver – the central banker parasites are FINISHED. And, humanity can go back to living as God intended them to live – in FREEDOM.

        The Silver Bullet and the Silver Shield

        Crash JP Morgan – Buy Silver (Episode 96, Keiser Report)

        I’m a ‘Crazy’ Silver-Bug…Why Aren’t You?
        (or, 33 reasons to buy silver, instead of gold…)

        ‘LET’S GET THIS GLOBAL PARTY STARTED’ – Max Keiser, 2010






        RESEARCH THE BANK WHERE YOU KEEP YOUR CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNT! (Did YOUR bank participate in the welfare-for-the-rich, “No-Banker-Left-Behind”
        BAILOUT of 2008?) Support your local credit union!







        YOU MAY WANT TO START YOUR OWN ‘Victory Garden’, or
        buy your food at a local farmer’s market



        READ A BOOK!



        Below is advice from John Perkins’ book, entitled THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, And How To Change The World), pp. 322-329.

        (Instead, jog, meditate, read, or find some other solution).
        SHOP CONSCIOUSLY – if there is something you must have, purchase items whose packaging, ingredients, and methods of production are sustainable and support life.
        Write letters telling Monsanto, De Beers, ExxonMobil, Adidas, Ford, GE, Coca-Cola, WALMART, and other labor exploiters and environment destroyers why you refuse to purchase from them.
        DOWNSIZE (your car, home, wardrobe) – everything in your life (and don’t buy what you don’t need!) SUPPORT/SEND MONEY only to non-profits, radio stations,
        and other organizations that promote JUST causes.
        VOLUNTEER your time and energy to such organizations.
        ENCOURAGE stores to buy from local growers, producers, and suppliers.
        Shop at your LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET
        AVOID DRINKING WATER THAT IS FLUORIDATED (only your toothpaste should have non-industrial fluoride)
        INSIST that those who use your money – banks, pensions, mutual funds, companies – make socially and environmentally responsible investments.




        Watch FREEDOM TO FASCISM, a film by Aaron Russo; Also – ENDGAME, a film by Alex Jones

      34. We, the People, need to reclaim control over our government. The Rockefellers, and other (European) Central Bankers, and their Council on Foreign Relations, have taken over Washington, D.C. (District of Corruption) – including The Pentagon. Our military is all that once stood between us, and the barbarian horde – realize, that our U.S. government, in now totally controlled by central bankers, via their Council on Foreign Relations…

      35. I always enjoy Brandon’s articles. They are well thought out and timely.

        One of the things that strikes me is the idea of casting off that which is unnecessary. We’re in the process of selling our home and the replacement home we’ve found is smaller than what we wanted, but on some acreage. But as we considered the thome’s size, we began to understand that more is NOT always more, that less is actually more – it’s true. I believe the time of the McMansions is over and done and we, as a society, need to get back to the basics. We’ve been brainwashed to accumulate “things” and develop the “keep up with the Joneses” attitude. It’s time to break free of that mindset and replace it with one that is more healthy.

        Bravo Brandon!

      36. The PTB seriously underestimate the American patriot. They think they can push amnesty,their dream of a NAU,or an NWO. yes then average American gung ho patriot watches Monday Night Football,or the NBA. However he will never change the flag to an NAU flag. The globalist,free traders,gangsta banktas,socialist will fail. Many worry about the military turning against us,I disagree. these guys are patriots and will not serve an NAU flag either. These globalist asswipes have no idea what is coming if the try top push their NWO or NAU nonesenes down the armed patriots throat. He will lash out and when he lashes out all hell will break loose. I am optimistic they will fail because arrogance and hubris will lead to ultimate defeat. WE WILL PREVAIL!!

      37. Can’t wait for the libs to raise taxes so there will be more jobs and the pretender can spend more. Can’t wait for the pubs to shut the gov down so it will cost us more. Most of the world’s countries are broke, all at the same time. This dance is about over and the ship is going down. China built the Amerikan union designed ship and the elite financed it.

        • I cant wait til repugs cut taxes on the super rich who pay nothing and take everything, and then ship jobs away and pay even less. You wont ever be rich like them, so stop supporting those thieves Moron

      38. Wow! Great article! Spreading this everywhere I can. Thanks! Printing up a copy to always have it close by, for the times I get frustrated and feel overwhelmed.

      39. Burn the Police Stations and the Court Buildings is what that guy that self-immolated last month wrote in his last letter that was broadcast by ABC. Maybe he is right?!

      40. When the State Breaks a Man

        “Rather than attacking the architectural manifestations of the State, we should withdraw from contact with it. In other words, don’t call the police under any circumstances, and insulate your family, to the extent possible, from any contact with “welfare” bureaucracies of every kind. This will mean being prepared as parents to take appropriate evasive action when one of the State’s tentacles reaches out, with malign intent, in the direction of one’s children. It also means being prepared and able to employ purely defensive force where all other alternatives have failed.”

      41. Every one of the rules resonates with me.I have watched with more than a vested interest in the state of affairs as they have unfolded over the past few few years.I find it incredibly surprising how the mainstream media can be so blatant and corrupt under the guise of ‘Freedom of the Press’.I sense a feeling of despair and resignation among the overall population south of the border.It is refreshing to know that there are some groups and INDIVIDUALS that are willing to question the status-quo and are preparing for what is certain to come.I especially feel for the younger generation who cannot see the world beyond their i-pads and blackberry’s.I am not a religious man,however I do have my spiritual beliefs.It is just a matter of time before what has been routinely accepted as normal will no longer be.The monetary policies that have been thrust upon you and I by outside influences will bring the ignorant and unprepared to their knees and when that happens…

      42. What can Americans do to fight the New World Order?

        1. Turn off your T.V. (Better yet,throw it away)
        2. Think for yourself.
        3. Question all so-called ‘Authority’(Especially big banks,big oil,big weapons manufacturers,big government,multinational corporate interests,big media,and anything you were taught in school)!
        4. Get out,and/or stay out,of debt! (Try to not charge for things that you can just as easily pay for,with cash)
        5. Use cash as much as possible,rather than debit cards and/or credit cards,which allow companies to track what you are buying,and where you are buying.
        6. Get rid of grocery store ‘discount’cards –grocery stores provide this information to insurance companies.
        7. Bank at a Credit Union,or any alternative to the ‘Too-Big-To-Fail’Banks,that participated in the 2008 Banker Bailout. Don’t do business with ‘the Beast’.
        8. Invest as much as you reasonably can in precious metals –especially silver,and gold.
        9. You have the right to own a firearm,to protect yourself,and your family. Read the 2nd Amendment.
        10. Buy products that indicate “Made in America”–whenever possible. You’d be surprised to find out how many necessary,practical,every day products are still “Made in America”!
        11. Buy food at a local Farmer’s Market
        12. Start your own garden
        13. Meditate –reduce your stress!
        14. Get exercise!
        15. Read a book (here is an excellent book to read:Psychological Warfare and the New World Order:The Secret War Against the American People )
        16. Listen to soothing classical,jazz,ambient,or alternative music
        17. Watch ‘Freedom to Fascism’–a film by Aaron Russo (can be found here:
        18. Watch ‘Why We Fight’–a film by Eugene Jarecki
        (can be found here:…r_embedded)
        19. Watch ‘Endgame’–a film by Alex Jones (can be found here:
        20. Below is advice from John Perkins’book,entitled THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (The Truth About Economic Hit Men,Jackals,And How To Change The World),pp. 322-329.

        (Instead,jog,meditate,read,or find some other solution).
        SHOP CONSCIOUSLY –if there is something you must have,purchase items whose packaging,ingredients,and methods of production are sustainable and support life.
        Write letters telling Monsanto,De Beers,ExxonMobil,Adidas,Ford,GE,Coca-Cola,WALMART,and other labor exploiters and environment destroyers
        why you refuse to purchase from them.
        DOWNSIZE (your car,home,wardrobe) –everything in your life (and don’t buy what you don’t need) SUPPORT/SEND MONEY only to non-profits,radio stations,and other organizations that promote JUST causes.
        VOLUNTEER your time and energy to such organizations.
        ENCOURAGE stores to buy from local growers,producers,and suppliers.
        Shop at your LOCAL FARMERS’MARKET
        AVOID DRINKING WATER THAT IS FLUORIDATED (only your toothpaste should have non-industrial fluoride)
        INSIST that those who use your money –banks,pensions,mutual funds,companies –make socially and environmentally responsible investments.”
        21. Better yet –invest in precious metals (silver/gold).
        22. Research every company whose products or services you buy
        23. Research every organization to which you donate your hard-earned money
        24. Vote with your dollars!
        25. Watch ‘The Secret of Oz’–a film by William T. Still (can be found here:
        26. Get prepared for when the U.S. dollar TOTALLY COLLAPSES,and loses it’s place,as the world’s sole reserve currency. The ‘globalists’(European Central Bankers,like the Rothschilds,and the Rockefellers,as well) are planning to reduce the American Middle Class to the status of the Third World poor. That is,they are going to wipe out the American ‘Middle Class’. That is why they shipped our jobs overseas. That is why they engineered the current economic ‘downturn’. That is why no bankers have gone to jail,over their financial crimes –they are immune. There is no ‘justice’in this system. It is owned,and operated by European Central Bankers,and their Allies in London,in Frankfurt,and on Wall St.
        27. Did I mention invest in silver (and gold)?
        28. Global,non-violent,NON-COMPLIANCE is the answer,of We the Plebs,to the ‘elite’New World Order!
        29. Find alternatives to EVERYTHING that they’ve set up,to entrap you in THEIR system.
        30. What would happen if 200 MILLION AMERICANS refused to pay their taxes,in 2012? (Just a hypothetical question)
        31. Familiarize yourself with the concept of BOYCOTT
        32. Corporate Membership in the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations):
        33. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’society

        Expand the above list,and share it with everyone you know!

      43. EXCELLENT, Mac. Thank you.

        “Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

        –           Winston Churchill

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