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In a Civil War The Authoritarian Left Would Be Easily Beaten – But It Won’t End There

October 1, 2021

By Brandon Smith

There are a lot of assumptions and misconceptions when it comes to the notion of a second civil war within the US. What I see most often is the argument that the political left has “already won” the war without firing a shot and that a rebellion would be crushed under the heel of a newly a-wokened military industrial complex and a leftist controlled federal government. The problem is, this argument is extremely naive and ignores the bigger picture.

I think there are a couple of reasons why certain people press the leftist supremacy theory: First, they greatly fear the idea of a kinetic war breaking out and find the idea of combat repellent. So, they act as if a shooting war cannot ever be won. They hide their fear behind a veil of “rationalism” and thin hopes of a completely passive resistance. They figure that if they can’t fight and win, then no one else can fight and win.

Second, the motives of some of these people are more nefarious than fearful. One of the primary functions of 4th Generation (psychological) warfare is to convince a target population that “resistance is futile.” If you can make them believe that winning is impossible then they may not fight at all, and thus the prophecy is self fulfilling.

Luckily this method of propaganda does not seem to be working on a large number of Americans. That said, there are many layers to the scenario of civil war. While the extreme cultism of leftists is relegated to a small percentage of the population, they are supported by almost every major institution in our nation. The federal government supports and protects them. Some state and local governments support and protect them. The mainstream media avidly sings their praises. Most corporations and Big Tech platforms support them and spread social justice doctrine along with them. And, all globalist foundations support, organize and even fund them.

All the people that the political left used to consider evil are now on their side. This gives their small cult unprecedented social power and a number of political weapons to use when they desire to threaten or harm people who disagree with them. For now, most of this power is actually used to terrify other people on the left.

There are many moderate democrats that have a distaste for the lunacy of social justice warriors, but they are so afraid of being labeled heretics, racists, fascists, etc. that they keep their mouths shut or support draconian policies because they think they have to in order to defend their political team. Limp-wristed moderates and old school democrats that go along to get along are almost as big a problem as hardcore leftists because they don’t have the guts to stand up to the bullies in their own political circles.

This is how we end up with around half the country in support of vaccine passport mandates, a totalitarian agenda which would give government complete control over the health decisions of individual Americans, complete control over how businesses operate and who they are allowed to hire, not to mention complete control over the economic participation of the average citizen. Vaccine passports are the ULTIMATE POWER in the hands of government to decide the life and death of individuals and their families. And, not surprisingly, the political left and democrats are by far the biggest group backing the government and the globalists on this agenda.

This places our nation in a difficult position; the political left desperately wants to control the lives of others while conservatives and some moderates just want to be left alone. We are at an impasse. We cannot share the same spaces, we cannot share the same government and we may not even be able to share the same land mass.

Our ideals are mutually exclusive. We believe in freedom and individual responsibility and they simply do not.

Make no mistake, an outright conflict is coming in the US and the people in alternative media circles that fear it need to come to terms with that fear and accept the inevitability of war. The sooner they do this the sooner they can take action to mitigate the damage to their families and communities. There will come a day very soon when you will have to defend your freedoms and the freedoms of future generations with your life. Embrace the suck and move on.

In recent articles I have outlined peaceful steps that can be taken by conservative states and counties to combat the establishment’s tyrannical medical mandates as well as Critical Race Theory propaganda and other trespasses against free thinking people. These steps include offering sanctuary to people and businesses that are under attack by the federal government for non-compliance, as well as the steps states need to take to pursue soft secession (Read my article ‘How States And Communities Can Fight Back Against Biden’s Covid Tyranny’).

Breaking away from the political left and starting fresh is socially and economically possible. It’s not as far fetched as some people believe. But then again, authoritarians usually can;t stand the idea of letting people just walk away and separate. They have a desperate need to micromanage and dominate EVERYONE. I hold out very little hope that leftists or globalists will allow us to live in peace; they will try to force their ideology on us at the barrel of a gun.

When it comes down to average leftists, their movement is a paper tiger, a mirage. In the event of civil war the political left in the US would be easily annihilated. There are some that argue otherwise, and these are the standard claims they usually make:

A Woke Military? Let’s Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves…

The primary paranoia over confrontation with leftists is the new woke propaganda being spread by the Department of Defense in the form of military recruitment ads. Firstly, as I outlined in detail in my article ‘There Will Never Be A Woke US Military – Here Are The Reasons Why’, polling of military personnel shows around 30% identify as Republican and 40% identify as Independent, with the majority of the independents being Libertarians and Constitutionalists. In other words 70% of the US military leans conservative in their principles.

The military brass going woke is meaningless if the majority of soldiers are not going to follow them into battle to oppress their own people. We are seeing this already in terms of the current serving that are refusing to take the experimental covid vaccines. Polling in the summer suggested that at least 50% of soldiers would refuse to take the mRNA vax. The DoD claims that at least 70% of soldiers are now vaccinated but this is unconfirmed and probably an exaggeration designed to manufacture a false consensus. We will soon know the real stats because the Biden Administration is threatening “dishonorable discharges” for soldiers that refuse to comply.

The assertion here is that with freedom minded people leaving the services in droves, this opens the door to a fully woke military of the far left. This presupposes that woke leftists actually want to join the military or that they are capable of meeting the bare minimum standards. They are not.

Over 75% of Americans ages 18-24 are ineligible for the US military because of lack of education, obesity, physical problems, psychological problems and criminal history. This negates 24 million people from the 34 million in this age range for recruitment. Since 70% of the military is conservative/libertarian, this means that either more young conservatives are healthy enough to pass the recruitment phase, or, far more conservatives are interested in volunteering; or it could be both factors combined.

Sure, the DoD could drastically lower their recruitment standards, but then they would have a woke gaggle of weaklings as a fighting force. This only works in our favor.

In any case, just because 30%-50% of soldiers leave in the face of the vaccine mandates, this does not mean that the void will be filled by leftists. In fact, it is likely that the void will not be filled at all and the military will be left to stagnate as recruitment collapses. The pool of talent is already small and the DoD just shrank their options by at least 30% more.

To summarize, there will never be a woke US military. The institution would collapse before it ever reached such a “lofty” goal. Biden’s vaccine mandates are in a way highly beneficial for conservatives and freedom advocates, because they are forcing the current serving off the fence. Soldiers will now need to consider what liberties they are willing to violate just to stay in the military, because it’s not going to stop with a couple forced vaccinations, it’s going to escalate. We may see a massive influx of discharged soldiers joining the liberty movement in the near future because of Biden’s totalitarian behaviors.

But lets say that Biden is hypothetically able to muster a combined force of alphabet agencies and portions of the military into an army of jackboots to suppress the population, what about all the technology and weaponry they would have at their disposal? Well, superior technology didn’t help the military much in the war in Afghanistan, and American civilians have access to far superior training and equipment compared to the Taliban. Conventional armies are notoriously weak against asymmetric warfare tactics. In the end wars are won by people and tactics, not weaponry.

Conservatives Own The Gun Culture And Firearms Training

Beyond the military, US gun culture is dominated by civilian conservatives. Leftists are slowly beginning to realize that being anti-gun is sabotaging their own agendas, and many started buying firearms in the past 18 months. But owning guns is not the same thing as knowing how to use them. It would take leftist many years, perhaps decades to catch up to the pure knowledge base that conservatives have when it comes to firearms and tactical training. These things have been passed down through conservative families for generations. And, again, most combat veterans are also conservative.

This is not to say that there are no leftists out there that are firearms proficient. I’m sure there are a few. But most of the time when leftists get together with guns the results are either painfully embarrassing or dangerous. Just check out THIS VIDEO from Angry Cops on the BLM inspired “Not F$%king Around Coalition” (NFAC) group. Not only do they end up shooting each other, but their representatives don’t even understand the basics of how their own rifles function when they argue that the negligent discharge was the “gun’s fault.”

And let’s not forget the good old ‘John Brown Gun Club’ and their rocken’ recruitment videos that made us choke on our own tears of laughter a few years ago. The leftists are shockingly inept when it comes to guns and combat skills. They are a minimal threat to conservatives if civil war is the issue.

You Can’t Win If You’re Not Willing To Die For What You Believe In

Leftists are adamant about their ideologies and they are keenly interested in demanding OTHER people die for the cause. But, when they are forced to face personal risk to achieve their directives, they will usually run. You can see this in the mob confrontation with Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha; a horde of leftists were perfectly willing to chase him down with the intention of killing him, but when he turned to fight and a few of them got shot (including Joseph Rosenbaum, a convicted pedophile), the mob’s enthusiasm suddenly evaporated.

Why do they run? Because their religious fervor for Marxism is an act. It’s not real. Deep down, they don’t even believe in what they are doing, and this is what separates freedom fighters from all other armed forces. We accept the possibility of death and fight in the face of overwhelming odds because the goal of freedom is worth it. Most authoritarians and useful idiots, when faced with dying for their ideology, will abandon the cause. They have entered the fight with a built-in disadvantage.

The Real Fight Will Not Be With Average Marxist Leftists

Half the states in the US now have some form of anti-mandate laws or executive orders in place. Half the country is vehemently against the vaccine passports. If Biden continues on his current path, a soft secession of red states will begin and the mandates will be ignored. This will leave Biden with a handful of options. He will invariably seek to punish red states using economic pressure and cutting off federal funds, and when that doesn’t work he will have to put boots on the ground and use Orwellian methods to attack dissidents.

Should civil war erupt (and I’m positive at this point that this is unavoidable), leftists will not last long. The majority of veterans and a large portion of the military are not going to fight against their own people, and they may even step in to assist. A large number of police and sheriff’s are also conservative and are unlikely to intervene. So, the question is, who is willing to die for leftists and their cult? I suspect not many.

But, the people behind the leftist movement, the globalist foundations that fund them, have a vested interest in eliminating conservative ideals and heritage. Globalist institutions working with the Biden Administration will surely seek to intervene. They will call us “white supremacists” even though many conservatives are black and brown. They will call us evil nationalists, even though there is nothing wrong with a national identity that values freedom. They will say we are “insurrectionists” even though we will be acting in self defense against an authoritarian regime. They will call us terrorists while using terrorist tactics and false flags against us. And, they will claim that we are far too dangerous to be allowed to maintain our own nation or our own states.

Their main rationale will probably fall to the US nuclear arsenal. They will claim that a nation of terrorists cannot be allowed to possess nuclear weapons, and at the first sign that Biden (or Kamala) is losing control, there will be a call for UN intervention. Count on it. An international force would be organized to try to stop us from existing. This is where the REAL fight would begin.

The political left is a footnote, and while we should continue to remain vigilant as they push their agenda it is important to remember that there are much bigger fish to fry and we need to plan for the next dozen battles, not just the first. How we conduct ourselves from here on may determine whether or not freedom survives for many decades to come.



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  • Spartan October 1, 2021 at 9:20 am

    “Make no mistake, an outright conflict is coming in the US and the people in alternative media circles that fear it need to come to terms with that fear and accept the inevitability of war. The sooner they do this the sooner they can take action to mitigate the damage to their families and communities. There will come a day very soon when you will have to defend your freedoms and the freedoms of future generations with your life. Embrace the suck and move on.”
    I copied this here because it bears repeating. Let’s all put our big-boy pants on and get to work. Thanks for the wakeup slap to the face Brandon. We need it.

    • RJ October 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      “Consider yourself already dead”… “stop feeling sorry for yourself” “group integrity” phrases from the dark days of the WW2 1949 movie, 12 o clock high, that are relevant today. High time we adjust our expectations and get on the offensive and defend our freedoms.

  • Hubbs October 1, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Brandon, I keep going back to what I consider your most sobering post and worthy of a second look ( and the BBC musical introduction which has been removed)and it’s relevance in the context of our current situation. In my opinion, there are no political, legal, or even practical Constitutional remedies to alter our present course, and yet civil war would be more devastating than people can ever realize. Even worse, the government which follows could be even worse than what we have currently, the ebb and flow of socio-economic-political crosswinds with pessimism and optimism notwithstanding.
    “Violence in the Face of Tyranny is Often Necessary.” About the overwhelming odds the Finns faced in the Winter War of 1939. You said it best: “Sometimes you just have to fight.”

    • Keith October 3, 2021 at 10:02 am

      Your views in the article Brandon are no longer just a “conspiracy theory” or alt-right white supremacist think. Secession talk has been working its way closer to the mainstream in the last several weeks. People who see it coming are no longer “right wing nut jobs”, and as a resident of Florida, I am looking forward to the day it happens. Hopefully it will be relatively peaceful. Last time I checked, Texas, by itself, has the 13th largest GDP in the world and Florida, by itself, is 18th. Both states would be members of the G20.
      I guess the big question piqued by your article is how can a regular bloke like me in Florida, work to get the ball rolling on the upcoming divorce? I do see irreconcilable differences so we may as well get it over with.
      Like all others, I want the split to be as peaceful as possible, but am practicing my gun skills weekly for the worst.

      • JoeBob October 3, 2021 at 10:57 am

        Keith, I am a Texan and a secessionist. I suggest you check out the Texas Nationalist Movement (our website is

        The decades we have spent studying, planning, and organizing for secession can be applied to most american states

        • Steve October 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm

          I’m not even American, but as a Euro weenie, I know that conservative America is what is going to save us. May the secession be peaceful – if possible – but happen it must.

        • Liberty magnolia October 4, 2021 at 2:11 pm

          Thank you for sharing this!!

  • Sandhill Crane October 1, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Brandon, as someone who’s been reading your articles for years now, I could use your perspective on my current situation. I’m a young man living with my father in a highly conservative county on the eastern shore of MD. My dad and I list and sell stuff on ebay, so we’ve never had to face all the major disruption and tyranny against local/small businesses directly. My dad does talk about the same stuff you do all the time and agrees there is a conflict coming, but his Lyme physically limits him from truly preparing for it and a good chunk of his time is spent doing sports recaps on Youtube because that is what he wants to do and also how he hopes to eventually not have to list on Ebay anymore. When Covid started we did stockpile some stuff like food for our shelves and freezers, and a couple shotguns we’ve never fired a shot with. I’ve tried growing a container garden for a couple years but never dedicated enough of my attention to it for it to be really successful. Being a high-functioning autistic person, I’ve struggled with accepting the truth and facts you’ve been dispensing, and have repeatedly gone back and forth between wanting to take steps to secure my family and organize my community and just trying to bury my head in the sand and ignore all the madness out there. It doesn’t help that I often worry about having to choose between preparing for the conflict to come and simply living my life while trying to develop my natural creative talents (writing, drawing, storytelling) or have fun with my research interests and hobbies like metal detecting. But if I ever were to stop talking and start doing something about fighting tyranny, my first step would be to organize community meetings like you have, hopefully effecting some true positive change for myself and the community (IE economic and civil security). The thing that holds me back is the fact that I’m a stranger to the community and would be one of if not the person most needing help with basic preps/skills in the room, thus needing to learn from most everyone else I’d meet.

    So what should I do? I’m sorry if this post is kind of a rambling mess, but I’m at my wits end trying to solve this myself. I desire for me and my dad to no longer be isolated from the large conservative community here and simply relying on ebay and my social security check to get by. If there is a way for me to get started on the path to true liberty and security, especially if it meant I’d finally break through the barriers I’ve erected for myself and achieved even a little of the creative potential I have, IE living life to the fullest, I would be most grateful to hear about it.

    • Spartan October 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      Hello Sandcrane. I’m sure Brandon will answer your inquiry but I thought I’d add my two cents. I’m in my early 60s so I’m closer to your dad’s age. My overall impression is that you are anxious like so many people and that is understandable. I’ve been around since the late 1950s and our country’s situation presently is troubling to say the least. You have written your thoughts very well and it sounds like you already know what to do so gather yourself and get out there and meet those conservative neighbors. I think you probably possess much more ability than you are giving yourself credit.

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      Brandon Smith October 1, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Find an existing preparedness group, or join a church in your neighborhood. You don’t necessarily have to run meetings yourself. If you are in a conservative area then someone is probably already doing that. Conservatives like people who talk little and are productive, so learn at least one valuable trade skill and learn it NOW. With your autism issue, perhaps ham radio might be the answer, your autism might even help you. Join a local ham club and get your license and learn comms. Every group needs comms guys. Hope this helps, and good luck.

      • Sandhill Crane October 2, 2021 at 10:46 am

        Brandon, thank you so much for your input. I’ve found an amateur HAM radio society in my area, so I could easily begin there. I’m not sure where to start finding a preparedness group in my area; would it be best for me to learn comms first and then seek out a group when I have that skill?

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          Brandon Smith October 2, 2021 at 11:04 am

          You can do both but start with the comms first and get settled into it. Look for a lower cost HT (Handheld) dual band radio and have it ready for when you take your first test for your license. You might be surprised by how many ham radio operators are also preppers. Get a good whip antenna or high gain antenna because the factory antennas are usually crap on most radios. Also, be sure to add to your normal preps a little bit every month if you can. I suggest some kind of folding solar panel and lithium battery pack with AC and DC so you can charge your radios in a grid down situation. Get a couple USB lights as well. This is all you would need to get started with survival comms. Total cost would be around $350 for everything I just listed.

        • Gary Lomero October 3, 2021 at 4:46 am

          Metal detection, for example, could come in handy during a war as well as storytelling such as to keep comrades informed or other people in general entertained in difficult times, such as where entertainment has essentially disappeared. Skills are always transferable too. Writing/cracking codes, drawing plans, and so on.

          I’m an anarchist by the way. Maybe in the US, it is similar to or the same as Libertarian.


          “The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.” ~ Emma Goldman

          “The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself… Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable…” ~ H.L. Mencken

          “Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government.” ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

          “The measure of the state’s success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.” ~ Joseph Sobran

    • Tim October 1, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      Hello Sandhill Crane,

      It’s a small world! I am originally from Kent Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I lived there for 30 years. I feel privileged to have grown up there, and I’ll cherish my memories of that special place for the rest of my life. I miss the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

      I presently live in South Carolina, where I’ve been for the past 15 years. My only surviving family members–mom and brother–also live here in SC. We are glad to have moved to a very conservative area.

      I just wanted to say hello. And I hope you are able to connect with some like-minded folks in your area.


    • Yahooie October 2, 2021 at 3:33 pm

      Sandhill Crane, I really like your post. I think there are quite a few of us in a similar position. While it’s true that choice have to be made between living your life and preparing, I think using your natural talents of writing and storytelling would be excellent skills to draw a community together. As for gardening, look up Gardener Scott, MI Gardener, or The Gardening Channel With James Prigioni (just up the coast from you in NJ) on YouTube. They always have great advice good for anywhere and information for beginners to promote success. If there is a gardening club nearby, that would be a great resource and help alleviate the isolation. If there isn’t one, try starting one because now is a good time to plant fall crops like spinach and chard or some windowsill herbs. And most gardeners love to share so don’t worry about being a newbie.

      When you get a crop, draw them. It helps to observe what is happening to the plant and is a good record when something appears wrong. See if you can find someone to build a vertical planter; lots of plans that can be found on the web. That way your dad could do something productive but not too strenuous. I bought one from Green Stalk when they ran a sale and have had good results with it.

      I know what you mean about optimizing your creative side with everything else. I enjoy cross stitch and found several designs that are inspiring to me and even one about gardening when to plant and how long. I also enjoy drawing and draw whatever is nearby whether it’s the cat or a pile of leaves or scenery that catches my eye. And yes, I’ve drawn fruits and vegetables–more challenging than you’d think. Bugs are hard because they move so fast; it’s easier to get a picture and compare it to online pix to see what they are and if it’s what is eating my broccoli before I do.

      Hope this helps get your mind going on some things you can do.

    • Lilbirdie October 2, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      You say you like research, start learning about teasel. It is a natural treatment for Lyme.
      As for getting out there, you sound like you want to take off running.
      Think more like a hunter and the conservatives in your area are the prey.
      If you come running into the mix trying to control or lead you will scare them from you.
      Enter slowly and quietly. Learn from them offer what you can as you go.
      As trust in you grows and opportunities to help & support come around trust in/from you will appear. On both sides. Take your time.

    • Johnny October 2, 2021 at 9:30 pm

      Fellow autist here. Learn social skills. (Start with Vannesa Van Edwards youtube channel its free) Then go start practicing them and in the process of meeting people you will find others like you. Like Brandon said join a church and I would also add other organizations like toastmasters, mankind project, and your local weston price foundation chapter. Also look at Meetup .com groups in your area. There might already be a survival skills group you can join.

      There’s lots of autists like Steve Jobs, Thomas Jefferson, Nichola Tesla etc that have learned how to use their strengths and deal with their weaknesses. Also going on a GAPS diet will help tremendously. Autistic people generally have huge improvements with similar protocols.

      Good luck friend.

  • Juri October 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    “””… there will be a call for UN intervention…”””

    Who you would expect to come ? Western Europe does not have soldiers, Eastern Europe is conservative and pro Trump. Russia will definitely stay away, China has big problems at home, they can not afford large military operation abroad. They had not even small one until now.

    Third world countries see the future and align with Russia China and Iran. This leaves only paid mercenaries around the globe and this degenerate multikulti mess is no fighting force whatsoever.

    • Going Dark Soon October 1, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Private “contractors” like the used in Afghanistan for a while. Now they are trained and ready to hire mercenaries that couldn’t care less about another mans rights….

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      Brandon Smith October 1, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      The problem is that you are misinformed. The governments of Russia and China are both partners with the globalists along with many others. Putin is close friends with Henry Kissinger. Putin openly admits it in his autobiography and they have regular “advisory” lunches to this day. China needs space and resources – Why do you think they are having economic troubles? The lure of American resources would be enough I think. There are also numerous EU governments that hate Americans and would send troops in a heartbeat. In the end I believe the globalists will still lose, but don’t think for a second that the UN can’t muster an oppressive force to send here.

      • WilliamtheResolute October 2, 2021 at 9:15 am

        ^ THIS!

      • David October 2, 2021 at 7:40 pm

        I know the UN ‘peacekeeping force’ system from inside experience, and agree. My guess is the the feds will pave the way for a UN force via a sensational, murderous false flag attack blamed on ‘right wing terrorists’, and the corporate media will recruit globally to build support for a UN occupation. Indeed, both Russia and China are partners with the globalists, but what you don’t mention is that the British aristocracy and their allies have been behind this planned destruction of the US for the past 200 years, and thus the British and Israelis will most likely lead such a force to try to crush a liberty movement, and many other Western European countries would participate as well. And then there’s 100 other countries that will send troops anywhere the cash calls for. And ultimately such a force has no chance against a force of conservative Americans defending their families and towns, but many lives will be lost.

      • Gary Lomero October 3, 2021 at 4:59 am

        I wouldn’t doubt it and in any event, as the expression goes, ‘Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.’.

      • Georgiaboy61 October 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

        @ Brandon Smith

        Your points about the UN are completely valid. Skeptics to United Nations troops on U.S. soil usually make reference to the fact that without U.S. air/sea-lift capacity, they’d have no means of moving forces onto the North American mainland. But who says they’d be without those assets? Certainly not Joe Biden! The same applies to China.

        Besides which, transporting large numbers of troops and equipment could easily be done using commercial vessels. The Germans used that method to insert troops into Denmark and Norway in 1940, and it worked very well indeed.

        As if Biden’s connections to Red China are not enough, Beijing also enjoys favorable relations with the Trudeau government in Canada. Indeed, PM Trudeau has already “invited” PRC military forces onto Canadian soil for “joint exercises.”

        The U.S., protected by two oceans and peaceful and prosperous for so long, has grown somewhat complacent about the possibility of a foreign invasion. Yes, it is still a long shot, but it is within the realm of possibility. One final point, in closing: Such an “invasion” needn’t be explicitly military in nature to be successful: Witness the “success” of Mexico in recolonizing California and the SW U.S. using “refugees” and “undocumented immigrants.”

      • Dawn October 7, 2021 at 4:29 pm

        I just read that the UN has a headquarters here in the states at Norfolk of all places. Just installed some French guy as commander. The implications here are interesting. Perhaps you know more Brandon.

        • Pita October 8, 2021 at 9:36 pm

          Dawn, Norfolk Naval has its own commanding officer and executive officer. The NATO change of command ceremony was only for the NATO command in Norfolk and does not have anything to do with the naval base operations. Presidents and VP’s are not usually present at any change of command. Either the article’s author did not do her due diligence or she is being deliberately misleading.

  • chippo-chart October 1, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Brandon, some conservatives are on the “inside”, hiding in plain site. Are they better positioned to remain there, or to relocate and join the resistance overtly?

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      Brandon Smith October 1, 2021 at 6:15 pm

      I guess it depends on what you mean by “inside”. If you are talking about a high up political position, alphabet agency or the military, then it might be worth it for the future to stay put.

      • chippo-chart October 1, 2021 at 8:21 pm

        Wasn’t speaking for me per se, just wondering about the chess board pieces and where they are best suited.

        There’s efforts to smoke the conservatives out via mandates etc. but I think a lot of them will stay and wait it out and see.

        Since we’re already talking crazy – thoughts on finding someone who will give the jab but miss and accidentally squirt it into the sink? Then you’re in the db, have the paper, still can participate in society, but won’t succumb to whatever it is they have planned…

        • David October 2, 2021 at 7:20 pm

          Seems to me that if someone lacks the courage and moral conviction to stand up and defy tyranny by openly refusing to comply with the vax mandate, and is looking to sneak around with a fraudulent passport to “participate in society”, then they’ve already succumbed to whatever it is they have planned.

          • osi October 3, 2021 at 8:26 am

            Tactical means tactics meaning necessary for survival and to achieve the objective.
            If you want to remain as a subversive you can certainly get a fake vaccination card

          • David October 3, 2021 at 12:19 pm

            “Tactical means tactics meaning necessary for survival and to achieve the objective.
            If you want to remain as a subversive you can certainly get a fake vaccination card”

            When talking tactics, should we assume the tactics are rational and have a well-reasoned objective?
            The obvious problem with your suggestion is that remaining subversive (aka hiding) isn’t out of necessity as it would be if against a vastly superior force. This collectivist scam that’s marching us into tyranny is a paper tiger. And this paper tiger knows it could be easily squashed if even a small percentage of the population stood up against it. And as we see clearly, those animating the paper tiger don’t care how many see the game, they only care that people remain afraid and hiding. They don’t in fact even care if some of those hiding are “subversive”, as that plays right into their hand as fuel for the “domestic terrorist” story, and it emboldens them to see that even those who understand what’s happening are too afraid to confront it openly.

            As Stalin’s troops and police massacred tens of millions of dissidents and Christians, do you think many of those troops and police didn’t know what they were doing was mass murder? I’ll bet one of the favorite excuses playing in their heads was “I’m one of the good guys, and I’m only staying in my job as a subversive…”, as they hold their place in the barricade that’s corralling those marked for extermination.

            The tactic we’re discussing is a great one if the objective is to feed the growing tyranny.

      • Gary Miller October 2, 2021 at 9:11 am

        Great Article. We can not stay where we are .. Something has to break very soon. Our government has been taken over … the country is split .. many people believe we can vote our way out of this – very doubtful. The “Winds of War” are building. Option #1 .. move to a state, as soon as possible, where you can build support with like-minded people.

        • Lilbirdie October 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm

          Option #2
          Refer to option 1….

        • Fish October 3, 2021 at 6:34 am

          I think that the people that still believe in voting will be shown in 2022 the undeniable truth: voting is done for now.
          I think that in 2022 the elitists in power will do away with the illusion of 2 party rule. They will steal everything that they can, openly. The Democrats will “win” supermajorities everywhere and that will include the governorships. Not everywhere will they steal the governorships but in enough of the states that it won’t matter how many of them will remain red.
          This all makes me think that we are extremely short on time.
          And we lack, on our side, the intellectual coherence, the leaders (and this is why I started reading Brandon’s articles) and the goals. We do know what we are fighting against. Not so much if it comes to what we are fighting for.
          I understand we are fighting for freedom, but this has to be put in actionable, small chunks of list of goals.
          What kind of government are we fighting for? What kind of vision, what kind of system of governance? Thus all keeps me awake at night.
          And yet I completely agree with Brandon here: we have to fight. Even if we fail, because then this uprising will be used as a foundation myth to the organized resistance and hopefully a parallel society.
          I always look to Poland, rarely is ut mentioned and their series of uprisings. For over 100 years Poland didn’t exist. And they did sprung up, won their independence and kept their culture intact because of the actions they took. One of the most important was an establishment and support for Polish schools, Polish history(that was warped or denied to their children by Russia, Germany, Austria) and Polish freedom fighters, although their failed were used in this spreading of Polish culture. So the fight is coming, and yes we may not be completely prepared for it and yes we may even lose but we have to fight.
          The 4th Generation welfare that is pushed by some conservatives as an explanation why a kinetic war won’t happen reminds me of the intellectual elite before WWI and WWII who claimed, with absolute certainty that no war will happen in the 20th century. Their opinions were meant to be a self fulfilling prophecy, and just like the 4th generation welfare will, they failed.

          • David October 3, 2021 at 1:01 pm

            That’s an important point you bring up, Fish: What would people be fighting for?
            To me, it’s simple. Liberty.
            If the fight is about bringing Trump back to the White House, then I’m out, and I’ll watch a bunch of idiots fight from the sidelines. If it’s about installing any collectivist government, I’m out.
            And this is why we’re not free. 99% of the population loves their servitude, and only disagree on some of the details of how their cage is constructed and how they’re fed & cared for. Most want to fight to have their beliefs imposed by force on others, and want to fight against others’ beliefs being imposed upon them. Thus, most are collectivist hypocrits. The population is so dumbed-down, domesticated, and self-absorbed in materialist fakery that most can’t even conceive of living free, and if they try to think about it the idea scares them.
            So the predicament we’re in is that the present reality needs to deteriorate to the point of looking worse than the imagined horrors of liberty, and then maybe some will be ready to fight for something better. If/when that happens, the leaders will be there with open arms, and the motivation will be clear. The lack of “intellectual coherence” is only an illusion created by centuries of collectivist propaganda and censorship. Truly, the only intellectual coherence that exists is on the side of liberty and individualism. Collectivism is morally indefensible, and therefore is never intellectually coherent.

          • Thomas October 3, 2021 at 5:10 pm

            To Fish, who asks “What kind of government are we fighting for? What kind of vision, what kind of system of governance?”


            1) One that supports Liberty, and Rule of Law under the Constitution for every Citizen. The Constitution worked for a long time before it didn’t. Liberty and Rule of Law have disappeared – there are law breakers everywhere whom authorities have declined to prosecute. You know who they are, it’s blatant and in-your-face. Most importantly, the law must be enforced equally across the board for everyone, no exceptions, including Judges (all), Congress (all), the Executive, and all local political officials or representatives of Federal power.

            2) the entire SES administrative bureaucracy must go, as well as every Federal Department and Agency not explicitly enumerated in the Constitution. For example: The IRS was fraudulently established (for multiple reasons) including being contrary to the Constitution even though an Amendment purported to enable it. That’s why it was passed in the dead of night (a clue), the States did not legitimately approve it (another clue), and it was misrepresented from the beginning, but the citizenry let it go, our fore-bearers failed.

            3) Corporations must not possess the rights of Citizens. They now have more rights than Citizens, and it is so wrong.

            In the establishment of the Constitution, the States (through their peoples) gave limited powers to the Federal government upon it’s creation through that contract. The Federal government was not a party to the contract (the Constitution) it was instead a product, a creation, an outcome of the contract among and between the States.

            The several States legitimately can and should take back the powers so provided, but so long abused, because that contract has been voided for non-compliance. The Federal government has clearly egregiously not complied with it’s responsibilities under that contract, but instead has gone rogue and unaccountable, exercising powers it does not have and was never given.

            The Federal government was created by the States through the Constitution legally, with certain limited rights and powers, and obligations, and no others. It can be uncreated and reconstituted legally by the same parties for defaulting on those obligations. Crime is crime no matter who or what commits it.

            Think big until it hurts.

            This would be a good start. Tell me I am wrong.

  • Chicolini October 2, 2021 at 7:41 am

    “The majority of veterans and a large portion of the military are not going to fight against their own people,…”

    Why do you think Biden and his puppet masters are importing tens of thousands of Afghans and Haitians ? They intend to recruit them, along with Antifa and BLM, into their very own Ton Ton Macoute.

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      Brandon Smith October 2, 2021 at 8:23 am

      I HOPE that’s their plan. The Afghans are actually terrible fighters. The only reason they prevailed over the US military is because the long term occupation of an insurgent infested nation that has the support of the population was a failed strategy from the very beginning. And the Haitians? Well…look at their country. It’s garbage. They have no strong leadership and no real warrior class. These people are not a threat to us, they would be wiped out quickly and easily. So lets pray Biden and his handlers are that stupid.

      • John October 2, 2021 at 2:16 pm

        Good point. I think the freedom fighters “rules of engagement” would differ from the US military also.

      • Yahooie October 2, 2021 at 3:38 pm

        And many of these peoples are quite tribal and clannish. They will fight amongst themselves but won’t spare a thought for fighting otherwise.

      • Lilbirdie October 2, 2021 at 7:07 pm

        I don’t believe we were in Afghanistan to do anything but stop China from building a pipeline from Iran.
        Bagram AFB is dead center of where the pipeline would run.
        I personally think that’s why China demanded biden leave.
        Just get out. I also believe they gave him a list of technology to leave behind. We were still shipping things in until March!
        During Trump’s term a lot of things were upgraded and created. China needed the technology they are unable to invent themselves.
        If we’re not really there to fight why properly train the enemy.

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          Brandon Smith October 2, 2021 at 9:30 pm

          You would be mistaken, then. We were in Afghanistan because the globalists KNEW the fight was unwinnable. America was set up for failure and embarrassment. This failure was set up to signal the end of the American empire. China had NOTHING to do with Afghanistan.

          • Steve October 3, 2021 at 2:47 pm

            They also went there so scumbags like Cheney and all the MIC worms could make even more moolah. Endless wars = endless profits.

          • David October 3, 2021 at 6:28 pm

            You’ve identified what I think is a crucial part of the information war, Brandon. As long as so many on the political right continue to buy the propaganda and don’t have a clue who the real enemy is or what their strategies have been, there’s no solution whether political or military.
            This is why all the recent drum-beating for war against China. The puppet masters know that the conservative half of the country will relish directing their anger at the Chinese via a war, and therefore continue ignoring the real enemy while making any liberty uprising impossible. A war against China would be just the latest ruse to further the war against liberty here. Sadly, so far the bait is being swallowed.

          • Lilbirdie October 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

            I understand that side of it. The endless war ruined Russia. The financial strain was massive. It was for us also.
            I was just looking at the location of the base.
            a pipeline from Iran to China would make our sanctions on Iran meaningless. And strengthen China greatly if they no longer had to ship their oil or pay in USD. Not that they do now but they did then
            Also, Afghanistan is loaded with precious minerals. As long as we were there it was unobtainable by other countries.
            I was just thinking there could be multiple reasons for keeping America in Afghanistan for 20 years.

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            Brandon Smith October 6, 2021 at 5:59 pm

            Obviously none of the reasons involved natural resources, because we never really exploited them while we were there. If the war was really about keeping resources out of the hands of the Chinese then we would have simply taken them all over the past 20 years. Also, China is part of the globalist cabal. They are partners, not enemies.

  • Lieutenant Beale October 2, 2021 at 10:07 am

    The beauty of a well trained old guy taking an active role in fighting back is 3 fold:
    1. Old guys can be cranky as hell
    2. If tossed in jail a “life sentence” means nothing.
    3. ANTIFA types would never suspect an old guy to fight back and kick their butts into next week.
    (Historical factoid: The oldest known combatant in the Revolutionary war was Samuel Whittemore. He gave the British hell. He was 78 years old)

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      Brandon Smith October 2, 2021 at 10:17 am

      Yeah, he killed a whole pack of Redcoats before they finally took him down.

    • Gary Lomerol October 3, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      A ‘society’, such as this relatively-global one, that has seriously eroded such values as wisdom, respect for its elders, family, the raising of its own children by their real parents, real/honest/equitable/meaningful work, equity, locality, community and the natural environment it depends on, etcetera, is already dead; a dead society walking; a zombie.
      That’s where we’re at, right now.
      Happy Halloween.

  • Ed October 2, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Like Biden said, “I don’t care about all their guns, I have F15s.”

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      Brandon Smith October 2, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Yep, he’s as dumb as a slimy river rock.

    • Texas independence October 5, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      Tell that to the Afghans

  • Jeff Martin October 2, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Bam! on every point. We will win, but the country will not be the same. It will look very different. Certain states will join in a confederation. We will not be 48 contiguous ‘states.” Some areas outside these confederations will be no-go zones for us because of the zombie ignoramus’ and “migrants” who will never assimilate to American values. Third (Turd) World areas in which they live like animals. We may have to build border fences and beef up our borders with our military.

    We will slowly build our confederations back to our original Constitution and start over. We can and we will!

  • buffalolips October 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm
    • Steve October 3, 2021 at 2:48 pm

      I see lots of dead government officials who tried to round up resisters.

    • Catevala October 5, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      Wow. that was a powerful message!

  • Byron October 2, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks, Brandon, for another excellent article.

    “Our ideals are mutually exclusive. We believe in freedom and individual responsibility and they simply do not.”

    Yes, that is the case, sadly. They will NOT leave us alone to live our lives.

    “We accept the possibility of death and fight in the face of overwhelming odds because the goal of freedom is worth it.”

    Agreed. I hope the mantra “we will not comply” continues through the time when we will be facing physical death instead of allowing this evil to continue.

  • Leethal October 2, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Commies and the left are easily beaten is correct. Their system is very immature and backwards to the point of being Hillaryous.

    If you have ever seen what a communist country does to its own citizens and country it is amazing how they can survive without scrounging and stealing from the capitalist.

  • Renato October 2, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    An inspiring article, Brandon.
    However, when I think of the Russian Revolution I feel quite uncomfortable. The Bolsheviks were able fighters and crushed the tsarist resistance. Lenin and Stalin recruited revolutionary soldiers from a mostly apolitical populace. The same applies to Mao and Pol Pot. Aren’t you underestimating the military power of the leftist leaders?

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      Brandon Smith October 2, 2021 at 9:27 pm

      Actually, the Bolsheviks were HORRIBLE fighters. They sucked so hard they were barely able to hold a couple major Russian cities let alone the bulk of the nation. They had to rely on endless support from western governments from military support to logistics to engineering. The commies were so dumb they murdered most of their scientists and engineers and factory managers so the elites had to send a bunch of technicians over to Russia the help the Bolsheviks rebuild. I suggest researching the REAL history of the communist revolution in Russia before you give them too much credit.

      • David October 3, 2021 at 1:16 pm

        Agree with that assessment of the Bolsheviks, and it reveals that the reality is more disturbing than the propaganda. It would be easy to understand the success of their murderous conquest if they were indeed the superior fighting force. But the reality is that they were a mob of barbaric idiots, and only succeeded because the population was impotent and never rose up against them. Leftist revolutions are nothing but bouts of mass Stockholm syndrome, with whole populations paralyzed in fear and thus serving their evil masters. That’s what they’re counting on happening again here, a century later. I really don’t know which way it’ll go this time…

        • Catevala October 5, 2021 at 7:07 pm

          Re: the Bolsheviks: “But the reality is that they were a mob of barbaric idiots, and only succeeded because the population was impotent and never rose up against them”. No, as Brandon wrote above yours, Lenin and his gang succeeded because they were sponsored (i.e. financed) by the Cabal of that era.

      • Marc October 5, 2021 at 2:09 pm

        Brandon is correct. The Bolsheviks were helped in money and matériel by, amongst others, Germany and Wall Street (read: “Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution: The Remarkable True Story of the American Capitalists Who Financed the Russian Communists” by Anthony C. Sutton). Trotsky, the creator of the Red Army, was groomed in New York, given money, 50 helpers, and a US passport by Woodrow Wilson.

  • Serge October 3, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Great article, Brandon.
    I still think that the end of 2020 and the first half of 2022 will be decisive for the globalists and the real Resistance.
    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” JFK

    P.S: Inflation and shortages are starting to become more and more a reality in Europe.

  • sound awake October 3, 2021 at 6:08 am

    i saw this posted in 2011:

    “NOVEMBER 17, 2011 · 11:32

    The winning stock market strategy right now

    BC commenter RagnarD:

    5 to 10 acres in a defensible place with an off the grid water source. Greenhouse. Fractional precious metals in .223, .40, .45, .22LR, etc. Some stock like chickens, a pig or two, beef on the hoof. Hunting skills. Stashed starches in enough quantity to live for at least two years. Heirloom seeds.

    Hard times are coming. Harder than most Americans can even imagine. Harder even than The Great Depression. Root, hog, or die, and the weakest go to the wall. Those who survive the culling will create a society with a low tolerance for bullshit and high expectations of the people it accepts as full fledged members.

    I hope that’s what the unculled do. Hope is not a plan.”

    that was 10 years ago in the last year of obamas first term

    how prescient…

    it wont be long now
    pretty soon everybody that stockpiled 20 rifles and 200 magazines and 20 thousand rounds of ammo
    – and everybody else thought they were crazy for doing it –
    will be everybodys best friend
    and pillars of society

  • TomA October 3, 2021 at 7:22 am

    New reader here. Just found this blog via a Zerohedge link. Please forgive me if I’m rehashing old territory due to my unfamiliarity with this site, but you seem to have a clear-headed understanding of the seminal problems that confront this country at this unique time in history. I will try to be brief.

    I believe that the Biden Administration (and all of its supporting Leftist institutions) will not stop until they have forced Civil War 2.0 upon us. Most patriotic Americans will respond by forming or joining a militia-like organization and fighting back the old fashion way (think 1776 redux). And this will lead to enormous casualties on both sides in a Patriot vs. LEO/NG conflict. As in the first Civil War, we could be talking about hundreds of thousands dead and many times that number grievously injured.

    Rather than endure that level of carnage, have you given any thought to an alternative approach that has to potential to bring down DC power-mongering with far less loss of life on both sides? Specifically, we are all effectively located “behind enemy lines” and many in our camp (if not most) are the same people that keep the national economic engine running. If things start to “break” unexpectedly, and in vast numbers all across the land, then most everything grinds to a halt and DC gets revealed as truly “powerless” against the might of productive people going on strike. The infrastructure that sustains us is both vast and complex. Guarding all of it all the time is effectively impossible. And those of us who have worked within the core elements understand how vulnerable it is, especially to insider actions.

    In summary, I think we would be better serviced by hitting where it really hurts rather than stand in a firing line and engaging in mass slaughter.

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      Brandon Smith October 3, 2021 at 9:01 am

      As noted in the article, you are overestimating the resistance from the leftists. They would fold quickly and I suspect without much bloodshed. They are not the VC and they are not going to knowingly sacrifice their lives for their ideology. As we have seen time and time again, when a few of them get hurt the rest go running. What we really need to worry about is the globalist response and the likelihood of them forming an international coalition to “control” the US insurgency. There is no way around a fight. Getting to some globalists might be possible, but most of them will not be in this country when things get rowdy – they’ll be hiding in their holes.

      • sound awake October 3, 2021 at 10:09 am

        they may get some of us in some of our neighborhoods
        but not before theres enough of their dead bodies lying in the street in numbers large enough for us to stack them up like cord wood
        which will lead to enough of them questioning their life choices that their movement is likely to severely falter if not completely collapse

      • TomA October 3, 2021 at 10:34 am

        I agree that Antifa is no real threat to anyone once they lose their LEO protection, but there are a great many Caucasian males in government service whose paycheck and pension is tied to following orders, and many will not hesitate to crack skulls and erect gallows if that is required in order to maintain the status quo. Unless dissidents can raise a militia that numbers a million plus, I think the Federal government can, and will, marshal a combined LEO/military force that will be formidable. Specifically, it is a standard tactic of law enforcement in such situations to hit quickly and with overwhelming force in order to intimidate the general population into subservience. As an example from history, during WWII, various resistance elements within occupied Europe were opposed by lining up and executing non-combatants as a warning to others. I expect no less from the Biden Administration. And once things get lethally kinetic, a chaotic spiral of escalating violence is likely from both sides. Alternately, as little as a dozen well-placed insiders can take down the US based internet grid in a fashion that could take months to repair (yes, the key nodes are relatively few and the equipment and fiber optic corridors are that vulnerable). Given our modern era’s addiction to the cell phone and internet, such an event would have an Earth-shaking impact. Smarter, not harder.

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          Brandon Smith October 3, 2021 at 10:53 am

          In red states they have no LEO protection. This is reality. And, if secession is the issue then alphabet agencies will be denied access to red states. Again, you are overestimating the influence and power of these people. Beyond that, from my estimations there are at minimum 10 million preppers in the US, if not more. More than enough people to fight for freedom.

        • David October 3, 2021 at 1:46 pm

          Agree 100% with Brandon, you’re exponentially overestimating the power and will of government forces. The reasons are many, but their recruiting profiles are a big factor, and the lack of a moral cause to fight for is a huge one.
          Never in the history of US law enforcement has law enforcement battled with a force of even 100 competent warriors. I’m not aware of any case involving even 10. They are totally reliant on encountering no organized resistance. They know that the moment any liberty movement gets organized to stand up to them, their reign is over in that state or area. That’s why they’re now engaged in an all-out effort to prevent organization. A pivotal event will be when local police begin to recognize the legitimacy of resisting the feds. Part of the important work right now is to form ties to local law enforcement and begin open discussions about what they’re going to do if/when the feds begin mass arrests of political dissidents.
          And when the fed’s game is up and they’re booted out of certain states, then the real battle begins to shape up, as the globalists respond.

    • Catevala October 5, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      You use the word “strike” which is what I thought you were talking about, but then you seemed to veer off. I’ve thought about the Gandhi Approach viz. India in the 20th century. Strikes there broke the back of the British. You know the drill: non-violence, civil disobedience, etc.

      I believe it has been proven that that course only works when the enemy is somewhat civilized like the Brits were. They had consciences. It would not have worked against the Nazis. Or Mao’s CCP.

      But then this misses the first point: what percentage of the American population would support a nation-wide strike? Answer: not enough judging by the current mind-set of many, as evidenced by their compliance with the Covid scam.

  • Skippy October 3, 2021 at 8:33 am

    So..we unvaxxed are the pure bloods…I said I will not comply about 6 months ago…David Icke pumps it up a bit with..I will not submit …and now with the sing song music worm with a stadium full of people…F. Joe Biden..the left’s push is just about got our backing up at the brick wall…they will regret the shove liberty pats explode with…

  • youknowwho October 3, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I disagree with your supposition that the military ranks will go unreplenished when the anti-vaxxers/non-woke leave. It would seem the unspoken purpose of letting unvetted — primarily dangerous — immigrants into the US, is to fill the roles vacated by patriots. I would also not dismiss the US ceding military control to a UN-based administration which will use non-US military personnel to help fill the numbers void. And it might be inferred that the FBI will become the next Stasi and the Capitol Police, the next Schutzstaffel (SS). The main difference between those factions and patriotic Americans is that one group is doing it for a paycheck, while the other is doing it for survival. Survival breeds initiative.

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      Brandon Smith October 3, 2021 at 10:50 am

      Then it would no longer be the US military, it would be something completely different and in my view a much easier enemy to defeat. Such actions would only work in our favor.

  • Dennis October 3, 2021 at 10:06 am

    The “Too Many Guns” Fallacy Styxhexenhammer666

  • sound awake October 3, 2021 at 10:17 am

    The Great Quote: Men Who Wanted to Be Left Alone

    “The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of “Men who wanted to be left Alone”.

    They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love.

    They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it.

    They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over.

    The moment the “Men who wanted to be left Alone” are forced to fight back, it is a small form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. . . .

    Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these “Men who wanted to be left Alone”, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at the Left’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy . . . . but it will fall upon deaf ears.“

  • chippo-chart October 3, 2021 at 11:41 am

    @Brandon, what do you make of the Australian police treatment of the people? And Irish, British, and Scottish? These are their countrymen and they are absolutely unsympathetic and horrible. Will we have that here? And if not, why not?

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      Brandon Smith October 3, 2021 at 11:46 am

      They are not American and they are not conservative. It’s that simple. Red states so far have not seen any aggression from police on the mandates. Maybe in certain blue cities, but that’s it. It’s better to go by the evidence that’s right in front of your face rather than imagining hypothetical scenarios. People’s imaginations tend to go to the most nihilistic outcome when reality is never quite as bad as they predict. Even in the worst case scenario there will be many America police and sheriff’s that will not comply with the mandates. They are majority conservative, after all.

      • Steve October 3, 2021 at 2:53 pm

        The beauty of America is that it’s a federation of states. That means imposing one size fits all is virtually impossible. Biden can bitch all he wants about national vaxx mandates, but it’s never going to happen. Europe and Australia are different: too many unitary states and faux federation. And we’re more pathetic than Americans, who still have a lot of freedom lovers.

    • David October 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

      Australia, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Israel, New Zealand…, that’s all vassal states of the British empire, and as always the subjects overwhelmingly love their masters. Have a debate about the Second Amendment with any Brit, even a supposed ‘conservative’, and you’ll see what I mean. Or, look at the current Scottish ‘independence’ movement, that, rather than real independence or liberty, actually wants to join the EU. All sheep.

      • Steve October 3, 2021 at 2:54 pm

        A bit unfair on we Brits. There are plenty of us fighting back, but it isn’t reported much in the MSM. Most of my friends over there (I’m an expat) are living life pretty normally and many shops and restaurants are just ignoring whatever Boris says.

        • David October 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm

          Granted, obviously I’m generalizing; there’s always exceptions. And, I lived in Europe for years and had plenty of those debates, and seldom saw any sign of an appreciation for liberty. There’s plenty of distrust of politicians, and yet there’s few on the whole continent who don’t argue for the necessity of their corrupt political parties and collectivist tyranny. And the British more than any other nation on the planet are the home base and enablers of all manner of collectivist tyranny around the world. All of the murderous leftist revolutions were/are planned and financed out of London, for centuries and to this day, without any hint of objection from the British population. The US is a major guilty party too for the past century, as the British/leftist subversion of the US government and industry have been underway for a long time (with Israel as a major player in the subversion), and the US population hasn’t objected either. Living as a beneficiary of the spoils of global oppression and warfare is fun for most. I see many in the US who are facing this reality (although still not nearly enough). I just don’t see the same happening over there. Maybe it is and I’m not seeing it. I hope.

        • Gary October 4, 2021 at 4:40 am

          Tell me more about the push back in the UK. We get no news on this in the U.S.

      • Marc October 5, 2021 at 2:47 pm

        “Ireland … that’s all vassal states of the British empire”

        Ever heard of the IRA, how they fought, how long it took to fight them?

  • PokeTheTruth October 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I’m surprised no one mentioned the Amish people’s ability to survive in most situations without modern technology. We can learn a lot from their work ethic, perseverance and devotion to family. They are able to exist below government’s intrusive radar for the most part, too.

    The Amish people function as a community based upon agricultural skills handed down from generation to generation. These people will not starve when grocery supply chains become so disrupted that supermarkets cannot keep their shelves stocked with basic necessities of life.

    Here is an article about Amish farming
    (see: ).

    Another article from MarketWatch about how the Amish accumulate financial wealth
    (see: ).

    A third article that talks about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
    (see: ).

    They won’t be involved in front-line militia action but are definitely a model for community based living after secession from the authoritarianism of abusive federal and State government.

    • Dennis Wilson October 6, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      I mention the Amish model in my articles about the Covenant of Unanimous Consent. Thanks for the additional links.

  • Rcmt October 3, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Sound Awake,

    Just save some for for the blue helmets. And “quiet” action on elites Must occur downstream
    and not only to the untouchable leadership… the money that makes the shitshow play on certainly does. Because of that truism- I don’t want to fight or kill, but I won’t countenance the
    reality that flows from what has been done so far.

  • Tom O'DOWD October 3, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    To protect vs foreign invasion, spend @ $200 now on large atlas-type topo map books. Get at least ur state n all those surrounding it. Learn rural roads, pinch-points, high-ground lookouts, etc.

  • McDonald, R.N. October 4, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Brandon’s assessment advanced in this article seem to be in direct conflict with
    many of his previous posts regarding the illusion of the left/right paradigm.

    Kissinger proffers US citizens need to be brought to their knees to willingly embrace
    a sense of safety (rejecting the Bill of Rights/Constitution). Brzezinski adds US citizens
    shall be reduced to high-tech feudal serfs beholden to corporatism/banks.

    The capacity/capability of martial forces is highly suspect. Service suicides (already higher than combat casualties) have jumped another 15%. The readiness of the entire DoD pilots are being question (grounded) if they have received COVID jabs. These and so many other aspects of fighting force effectiveness are in play with visions of Civil War. Fear of the best funded opposition is a historical given understanding the notion of left/right or capitalist/communist opposition is irrelevant. As long as the money supply funding controlled opposition by a coordinated banking system, , , the winner is power and control and humanity looses.

    Brandon’s previous suggestions of building bridges within local and self reliant communities still holds as a functional path for survival.

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      Brandon Smith October 4, 2021 at 10:23 am

      No, it falls EXACTLY in line with my position on the “false left/right paradigm”, which has always been that most newbies to the liberty movement don’t actually understand what the false left/right paradigm is. They think it means that there are no left or right factions at all and the entire conflict is fabricated. This is naive. At the bottom of the pyramid among regular Americans there is absolutely a legitimate division of people who want to control others vs people who want to be free, and people that lean left on the political spectrum are invariably the people that want control. The false paradigm has nothing to do with this dynamic, it only EVER has to do with the people at the top of the pyramid who pretend to be in one political party or the other but are secretly all on the same side (leftist collectivism/globalism). Do not make the mistake of thinking leftists are not part of the problem, they absolutely are, and they must be dealt with right along with the globalists if we are to ever have a free society again. This is the exact point in the article above, so I suggest reading through it again.

  • chippo-chart October 4, 2021 at 10:24 am

    @Mcdonald, what are you even talking about? Try forming complete sentences so we can at least understand what you’re saying.

  • Marc October 5, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Brandon, what about the oligarchs, what about when they close the internet on us, Google, eBay, email, the cellphones? We are going to be thoroughly paralized overnight. Millions of regular folks will prefer to give in to an illusion of normalcy rather than face a total collapse of their lifestyles. We need a national leader but is he going to address the people without the internet or the media? Have you thought about that?

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      Brandon Smith October 5, 2021 at 4:03 am

      Your argument is based on a couple fallacies. First, we don’t need a “national leader”. In fact, adopting centralized top-down leadership would be the dumbest possible move we could make as a movement. What we need is localized organization and millions of leaders across the country forming town, county and state groups. We are already unified by our principles and our goals, not a cult of personality. A national leader could be easily killed or co-opted, and if you are thinking Trump, don’t. He has been one of the main proponents of the experimental vaccines and is not trustworthy. Second, ham radio communications are a decentralized alternative to phones and internet. Also, are you saying that YOU would give up all your freedoms just to have the internet back up and running? Because you are only qualified to speak for yourself and no one else. If this is the case, then I would say you need to sack-up. Worry less about what the globalists are going to do about the internet and more about what YOU are going to do about the globalists. Your choices are to fight or be enslaved, and you better figure out real quick what side you are going to be on because time is running out.

  • Marc October 5, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Brandon, when I mentioned the internet I pointed to it as a means of communications. Remember, they have all the money in the world and money is the nerve of every war. I’m not sure how familiar you might be with the financial underpinnings of the Civil War, but I feel it is my duty to remind all of us that we lost the Civil War because we understimated the power of the banking cabal. We didn’t get whipped on the field. We were whipped in the Treasury Department. They have all the propaganda and all the means to disseminate their poison worldwide as well. I know damn well which side I’m on and ain’t gonna turn my coat no matter what. I’m 71 and I can die tomorrow. You are young – judging by your photo – and you should live. However, I wouldn’t want to repeat the mistake of the Confederacy. Those boys largely operated from a position of believing that cotton would be their saving grace, but this was a grave miscalculation on their part and it had dire consequences that led to what we are seeing today. Forgive me, but I don’t want you or millions of our prople to die romantic deaths just because we’re right. War time exigencies are very prosaic and very dirty.

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      Brandon Smith October 5, 2021 at 6:43 pm

      “We” didn’t lose the civil war, the southern states in the 1860’s lost the civil war. Trying to compare those circumstances to today’s circumstances is highly unrealistic. They have all the money and media control in the world and yet they still have mass resistance to the vaccines passports and mandates. Consider that fact for a moment. You seem to think we are underestimating the enemy, but it is actually many liberty movement people that OVERESTIMATE them constantly. They act as if the globalists are infallible, yet they make mistakes constantly. They are not as smart or as prolific as you think they are. Beyond that, war is inevitable. There is no way around it. Life is not worth living if you are going to live as a slave or a coward, so the only other choice is to fight.

      • PokeTheTruth October 6, 2021 at 10:33 am

        Brandon, you mentioned vaccine passports and mandates. From what I have read, these decisions have not come from the legislatures of some States but the governorship.

        Here in New York State, Governor Hochul has been pushing vaccines mandates on the employees of the agencies under her executive branch authority based upon a skewed understanding of the benefits of these suspect drugs. She is now hinting she will enforce the wearing of masks on the public.

        This is another example of abuse of power and violation of separation of powers, which is been ongoing for decades at the federal level. When the President of the United States by executive order directs federal law enforcement agencies (i.e., U.S. Border Patrol) to ignore federal law, he violates his oath of office under Article 2, Section 3 (” … he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, …”) under the U.S. Constitution. The same goes for the Judicial Branch when it “legislates from the bench” in many criminal and civil cases of law.

        Separation of Powers is fundamental to our Republican form of government that is guaranteed to the States by the Constitution under Article 4, Section 4 and to the people under the 14th amendment.

        We The People need new guards of our freedoms when the current federal and State governments attempt to abrogate their duty under the veneer of public safety concerns in order to solidify and expand their power over us.

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          Brandon Smith October 6, 2021 at 10:46 am

          I could be wrong, but I don’t think there has been a single covid mandate that has actually been passed through a legislature into actual law. They are ALL color of law restrictions and completely unconstitutional. The problem is that leftist politicians do not care about the law. They think they are now in a position to supersede the law, and the only thing that will stop them is the freedom minded public unifying to fight back.

      • JohnTavita October 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm

        Brandon: “but it is actually many liberty movement people that OVERESTIMATE them constantly. “_theres a lot of truth in that statement.

  • JohnTavita October 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Maybe. I think stand-your-ground conservatives are being goated into a gun fight. If that’s true, then this is not our chosen battle, not our plan, (not my plan), rather its reactive to their terms. _Also, there could be a civil war by way of default, but I think it’s premature as conservatives (as a whole) have not gotten there noses bloodied, and haven’t bloodied enough leftist noses to address grievances. If were going to take this into the streets, non compliance, protests are the next steps.

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      Brandon Smith October 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

      No, this is a common delusion among liberty people right now and I’m staring to wonder if it’s part of a propaganda model. A fight is INEVITABLE. You will fight or you will be a slave, those are your choices. The globalists are more than happy for people to continue passively doing nothing, and they don’t want people to fight back. Protests are useless, and non-compliance is already happening. The point is, they are not simply going to let you pursue non-compliance for very long. Eventually they will come after you with boots on the ground. This WILL happen. So, be ready for it, and expect it to happen sooner rather than later.

  • Justin B October 6, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Brandon,
    Subscriber here. What’s your take on the real estate market? You think it’s in for a fall this winter when the elites and left go all in on their Dark Winter?

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      Brandon Smith October 6, 2021 at 4:46 pm

      No, I think because of stagflation prices will remain high for the foreseeable future.

      • Justin B October 7, 2021 at 6:46 pm

        Would you rather sell this year or next – to get out of the blue cities? Appreciating you take a minute to respond.

  • Dennis Wilson October 6, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    “What kind of government are we fighting for? What kind of vision, what kind of system of governance?”

    So you see our culture collapsing around you and you have your food and ammo stockpile, your secure location with power, water, garden and livestock, your gold and silver coins and your trade-able skills, but do you have an explicit political arrangement with your friends, neighbors and like-minded associates?

    Have you given consideration to the following question? It is a question that Anarchists and Agorists and libertarians DO NOT ask and one that Statists and other Collectivists WILL NOT ask.

    What *IS* the ABSOLUTE BARE MINIMUM that Voluntary Groups of any size–two people or more–need to agree upon, in order to live together peacefully and productively?

    Search for articles about the “Covenant of Unanimus Consent”.

    • Dennis Wilson October 6, 2021 at 3:59 pm

      “Covenant of Unanimous Consent”

      (#$%& spell checker!)

  • Super Jane October 8, 2021 at 10:12 am

    As the military gets smaller, this just gives them a reason to bring in international governing forces.

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