The III Percent Mission Statement: Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will
within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Enemies of Liberty are ruthless. To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..
**TO ALL .GOV WATCHING MY LIFE** You already know I am playing by all the rules. If you want to talk to me, just call or knock on the door. I'll meet you at your place, or invite you into mine. But there is no need to shoot my dogs or frighten my wife. Just so you know. ~ Kerodin
How many felonies would you commit if you decided to live in a state of Rightful Liberty for one single day?
Think about it for a moment. Think of all the things you do every single day for which you must first acquire permission - whether it is riding a motorcycle, installing a light socket to pay your bills as a "Licensed" electrician, owning a SMG noise muffler, taking a pill for pain. If you refuse to acquire the proper permission slips, how many of the things you do every day are outright felonies, or may rise to the level of a felony at the will and whim of LEO, a magistrate, prosecutor or some bureaucrat?
Think of all things forever forbidden to you and your children, for no permission slip exists.
How many felonies would you commit just getting through a single day of doing what you want to do, within the parameters of Rightful Liberty? How many felonies, therefore, stand between you and Rightful Liberty - a state of Liberty that is gifted by your Creator and denied to you by men with pens and guns.
How long will you permit men to stand between you and that which was gifted to you by your Creator? How long will you tolerate men who interfere with the sacred relationship between you and your Creator? How long will you disrespect and insult your Creator by allowing men to deny His gifts to you?
In the past we discussed a few of the Universal Laws under which Nature and Man operate. Add to those discussions the awareness of patterns. There are patterns in Nature and Man, and among men. Learn the patterns and you can learn to avoid certain errors and how to influence certain outcomes.
Two martial equals will usually kill one another if they fight.
Two equals in tic-tac-toe will always play to a draw.
Two equals who know one another will usually play to a draw in rock-paper-scissors .
And even when the game is made more complex and nuanced, such as rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock, two equally adept players who know one another well will usually play to a draw.
The patterns and rules that have been constructed by Evil men for their advantage (and that of their genetic and ideological posterity) in life can be gamed if you learn the patterns and then use that knowledge to your advantage. Learn the patterns, identify the tools they use to manipulate you, then invoke your Sun Tzu and Musashi and attack in a place, manner and time where your enemy does not defend. Military folks will call this f'ng up his OODA loop. Most people just call it common sense.
But how does the American who was born into this system of rules and conditioned every day of his life break out of the paradigm and into Rightful Liberty? Hint: You do not build a Ma Deuce in your basement and then go riding with it on an unregistered motorcycle as Step One. Not one of us remembers an America without NFA. Most of us are conditioned from our earliest years to covet the day we can go and receive permission to drive - to exercise the Right of locomotion. Most of us know the phrase tax cheat is received by most people as an epithet. This is all conditioning by Evil men, institutionalized across generations.
First you must understand that what you want is yours to begin with, what you are being denied is your birthright, and that morally you are entitled to reach for it, possess it, and use it. That is where you must begin, by embracing that you are being wronged, and that you have a moral Right to end the abuse. And dismiss that Moral High Ground silliness - you have a Right to yourRights by any means necessary. The man between you and your Natural Rights is a man who chooses to stand in a perilous place. F' him.
Once you have embraced that you are morally right to pursue and take possession of your Rights, start small. One does not watch a DVD, call that training, then step into an MMA ring. Even the most elite men in our military are not on leave at home on Friday at a BBQ, HALO jumping into the Bin Laden compound on Saturday, and back home for Sunday dinner. There is a process generically known as "Clicking On" in which even the most highly trained fighters methodically ramp up in preparation for a piece of work, an ever-increasing isolation and focus that pares away everyone and every thing except the Team and the Mission. And once the mission is over, there is a ramping down, a deliberate process to "Click Off" so that the Operator doesn't double-tap his father-in law simply for waving a steak knife around at the dinner table.
(Those of you familiar with the world of martial Japanese arts know the "Clicked On" state of mind as Zanshin. There may be many years between your first brush with Zanshin until you feel it again, but as you train, it comes easier. If you are truly gifted and dedicated, there will come a time when Zanshin is your default, running silently in the background of your awareness, ready to come into focus at will. Being "Clicked On" is not genuine Zanshin, obviously, but it is a fundamentally efficient simile for the purposes of fighters.)
This ramping up/down conditioning is not only in the military community on a mission-by-mission basis. Soldiers do not leave Fallujah today and get on a Greyhound for home in Topeka tomorrow - they ramp down through several deliberate, refined steps before returning to the world. Nor is this conditioning process exclusive to the military. Prisoners who are due to be released may begin the process of "stepping down" several years before they are to be released. They are transferred to prisons that are less hostile and dangerous until they are ultimately sent to a "half-way house". You do not go from a High Security prison where every hour is capable of being violently your last, to being released at Denny's. The Human animal is not equipped for such rapid decompressions.
Knowing that .gov employs this particular process is good information to have - because it may allow you, perhaps, an insight to their thinking and their likely actions at some future time or during some future event in which you must anticipate their actions.
So, how does one break down the artificial barriers that have been in place since birth and re-enforced through life, barriers that have the singular function of keeping you from daring to reach for your Natural Rights? We have spoken before of training by choosing a particular misdemeanor every day and violating it. Violating it without getting caught is valuable as training for tactics and strategy. However, the more important value, is that such violations help re-wire your brain and condition your psyche to become comfortable in daring to go where you have not gone before - into the realm of criminal. Train, and ramp up until you are free.
Max has suggested you begin simply by "Standing Up" - what John Parker phrased as "Stand your ground." That is as good a place to begin as any. Then begin using the word "No" more often.
Face this fact: Evil men have criminalized Liberty.
You can not live at Liberty in America today without becoming a criminal.
You will never know Liberty in America without dismissing many laws, committing many felonies, and being willing to physically fight the men who mean to stand between you and your Creator.
You'd better begin ramping up.
You'd better begin to Click-On.
Every day. Every single day you must become harder, smarter, less affected by the taunt of Criminal! You must become immune to the stigma of their labels. You must take more responsibility for your own Liberty, for it is your Obligation to defend your Creator and His gifts to you.
You must break their rules.
Or you will remain upon your knees, licking the hands that feed you.
Many Patriots have searched for a roadmap to lead from the rhetoric of being free and at Liberty to the reality. Read what Max is putting forward. This is a direction some of us have chosen to walk. There is room for more on this road.
For example, Obama has refused to implement an Ebola travel ban because he is greatly underestimating the seriousness of this virus.
The above is from the Economic Collapse blog, and it is dead(ly) wrong and a textbook example of Normalcy Bias.
The author is stuck in the paradigm that our "Leaders" must be underestimating the crisis, because the notion that our "Leaders" might not be taking prudent steps for any other reason would reveal that they are Evil, and willing to murder untold millions of people.
You underestimate the level of Fuck You in the other guy's heart at your peril.
I beg all Patriots, harden your hearts. Open your eyes and accept the truth.
In the wake of Sandy Hook much of the Gun/Liberty blogosphere went full retard, expecting a new AWB from Congress, and FedGov Storm Troopers enforcing 2A infringements on behalf of Those Who Would Be Our Masters.
As America went on a record-breaking gun & ammo shopping spree that cleared the shelves of nearly every combat rifle, pistol and boxes of ammo in the country, we posited here that Federal legislation would fail and we warned that what would happen is that the people placed on the "Prohibited Persons" lists would grow across hardcore Blue states.
California has passed legislation with language that is even more dubious, A.B. 1014, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016, creates a Gun Violence Restraining Order that allows people who suspect a family member is mentally unstable or dangerous to get a court order forbidding that person from owning weaponry and ammo. The state legislature passed the bill in reaction to the tragic mass murder in May at Isla Vista.
So in Cali a "family member" will have the power to strip your 2A.
Keep calm and keep your focus simple:
Commander's Intent: Rightful Liberty
I: Stand your ground... II: Do not fire unless fired upon... III: If they mean to have a war, let it begin here (Defend Yourselves!)... IV: When war is forced upon you, go find something Evil and kill it...
Nothing I can do about it, anyway. I was reminded last night about the simple lesson of doubling every day, beginning with a single penny. Ebola may never hit the same pace, but the principle is sound, and worth remembering.
I do not believe in grand conspiracies. However, I do believe in the Moscow Rules:
Once is an accident.
Twice is coincidence.
Three times is an enemy action.
This is "ramping up". This is the "dropping of optics."
And the Enemies of Liberty are just warming up.
I still recommend everyone consider Election Day to be D-Day from the perspective of the Bad People - the last day of the good ol' days.
There is no course correction possible. Impact is imminent.
III Percent Society Members - Max Velocity has announced he will offer a 15% discount of course fees when you train with him!
We welcome Max to the cadre of Trainers who are willing to help our members.
**NOTE** If you have NOT yet rec'd your III Society SWAG Package with Membership Card and you are reserving a training slot in one of Max's courses, just zip me an email and I'll make sure he gets confirmation of your status. (The pile of SWAG packages is significant, and we hope to get them all out ASAP)
If you are not already a member of the III Society - here's the link to sign up. Remember, we need a plan, we need a team of fellow Patriots we trust, we need cohesion and morale - that is the purpose of the III Society. And when the TOC (or as Max calls it, the "Battle Bus") deploys, it will be with Members of the Society aboard, linking-up with III Patriots in whatever AO needs support.
Here's the link. (We'll be posting over at the III Society Blog today as well.)
Today we say that the beheadings and crucifixions of ISIS remove
them from the company of civilized men. They should be annihilated to the last
man, we hear on cable TV.
But the Romans beheaded St. Paul and crucified Christ. Queen
Elizabeth beheaded her cousin Queen Mary, even as her mother Anne Boleyn had
been beheaded by her father Henry VIII, who also decapitated Sir Thomas More.
The French Revolution Jefferson loved used at its instrument
of justice the guillotine, to which Louis XVI and his queen Marie Antoinette
were sent. Those heroes of the Revolution, Danton and Robespierre, were
guillotined, as was Charlotte Corday, four days after she stabbed to death in a
bathtub a third great man of the revolution, Marat.
Great men are rarely
good men, and every great empire is guilty of great crimes. But the empires men
still study and admire are those that created, built and advanced civilization,
that brought mankind to a higher plateau, that left behind magnificent
legacies. I have no conflicted conscience regarding whence I came or where Men must soon go.
Whatever scenario you may have been anticipating, from economic collapse, to world war, to tyrannical oppression in America, to disease and the fallout that will follow-on - you can find your flavor on Drudge, right now.
Whether the best is behind us, or we cycle back down in coming weeks, one thing is certain - what is happening across America at the moment is not a drill.
Several random thoughts, with nothing binding them together...
Max has an excellent series of posts discussing Rightful Liberty: One, Two, Three, Four.
WRSA has linked them all, continuing to serve as our modern Green Dragon Tavern.
Oleg articulates reality with simple elegance, here.
It's October, in an election year, and stocks are now negative for the year. Duh.
It's October, in an election year, after decades of theft around the world, and Europe is just about to implode. No, really. This is my shocked font.
Vlad intends to keep Crimea. Vlad intends to reunify all of Mother Russia. "Told ya" is pointless on this one. Test him - he'll help you glow in the dark. WWIII is underway and ramping up.
RevWarIII is also underway, and as we have warned since the day after the 2012 election, the optics are falling away as we near November - and will be dropped entirely soon after the elections. The outcome of the elections is irrelevant to RevWarIII except in one manner - the more D's in office, the bigger the rubber stamp that will be used as Enemies of Liberty move to their end game.
Did you know the original meaning of the word "commando" is "militia"? This is an onion we'll be peeling layer-by-layer over coming weeks.
You should already be where you intend to defend yourself and your family.
You should already have everything you can lay-in.
You should be training relentlessly - because impact is imminent and the crater will be epic.
When Comms fail and we are all separated by miles and enemies, Patriots should use Mister Jefferson's definition of Rightful Liberty as their North Star: Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
Two pieces from Max using Rightful Liberty as the bedrock for the Hard Things in life.
Notice I did not say "...for the coming Hard Things." or some variation. That is because RevWarIII is already fully underway. Look at your feet - the rising tide of RevWarIII has already covered your feet, even if you do not yet feel the water trickling through your boots.
The comingNorth American Liberty Games are, and have been for a while now, present tense and underway, not some future event. The Enemies of Liberty are already moving and racking up a body count of their enemies. And in fewer than 30 days, after the elections, you'd better understand that every remaining scrap of façade will be dropped.
If you do not hear Patrick Henry in your head, right now, you are lost.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!
For many of you who know me and my wife, you'll get the gist quickly: My wife and I went to dinner. Wife had 2 margaritas. At this point many of you are already going "ohhhhh shit...".
We get in the truck, into traffic and begin heading home, and all is well. We hit a stop light, we are in the left-turn lane waiting for our green light. Two lanes over, in the right turn lane, there is a car at the intersection waiting until it is safe for him to make his turn into traffic. The expensive car behind him is driven by an asshat, who begins relentlessly honking his horn at the car that won't just dive into traffic.
Remember - 2 margaritas. My wife has an opinion on the matter of asshats who honk in asshat fashion for asshat reasons. My wife rolls down her window and shares that opinion - across 2 lanes of traffic. If you were at the Idaho PatCon, you have some idea about how my lovely wife can sometimes share a strongly-held opinion. Passionately is a good word. Loudly works, too. Lacking smiles and kindness can fit the bill at times. Sincerity is without question. So - she was sharing across several lanes from her now-open window.
Just then the car at the intersection - the one causing the asshat driver to honk because he won't carelessly turn into 50 mph traffic - turns on his red & blues. He's an unmarked LEO - in civvies.
That hit me and my wife right in our tickle-spots.
The moment the lights turn on H and I begin laughing with great abandon - because the asshat had been honking at a cop to the point that the cop got fed up - and I'll be the first to say he held his patience far longer than would have I. So - LEO turns on his lights and gets out of his car to have a discussion about proper driving habits with the asshat behind him - when my wife decided to weigh-in once more, laughing at said asshat with language that made my tender sensibilities blush.
2 margaritas of full-bore H.
LEO now notices my wife, and decides the asshat behind him can wait for a moment - and he starts heading toward my wife's side of the truck. As LEO gets a few feet from H's window, he decides it may be appropriate to put his hand on his weapon. H explained in a very well-timed manner that she was cheering because asshat driver was an asshat driver. I will not bother to explain my thoughts as his hand found his weapon with his attention on my wife - and fortunately he was quick to understand that she was supporting him in her own special H way.
"He was being really rude!" she informed LEO (and every driver in a quarter-mile radius) - as he had his hand on his weapon.
"Yes ma'am, but you're being a little excessive..." he said, and turned away to deal with asshat driver.
My light turned green and I did not hang around to learn what happened to asshat...
So when the day comes that you read my obit, some of you will rightfully wonder if margaritas and my bride were involved...
Stay safe, folks.
To the LEO involved: If you are a reader, no foul.
I need a patch created from one (or both if you're sporty) of these images. The graphic style should be bold strokes, not fine detail - the message has to be understood on an embroidered patch about 4" round (or rectangle). Even the line art image above is more detailed than needed.
Here are the images I'd like you artsy folks to work with:
You can crop them, drop superfluous detail, add "swoosh" streaks that indicate which way the palm strike is headed, or indicates the plunge of the dagger, etc.
Remember, the goal is a patch that shows simple action and movement of the upward palm strike and the second is of the plunging dagger strike. I don't care about the knee to the groin - I don't teach that technique.