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One Man’s Terrorist Is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter

February 11, 2021

By Brandon Smith

In order for tyranny to be established, people who love freedom must first be demonized.

It seems like this would be an easy historic fact to accept, however, it’s very common for state propagandists and establishment shills in the media to cloud the argument. The conflict between the political left, globalists, conservatives and patriots is awash in misdirection. This article is my appeal to cut through that engineered fog, but before anything else is discussed, we need to recognize a fundamental truth:

If leftists and globalists were not trying to take away our individual and inherent liberties, then we conservatives and moderates would have no reason to fight.

The political left and the globalists are the ONLY people consistently using censorship, mob intimidation, violence, economic ransom, subversion and government oppression to get what they want. And, what they want is control; there is no denying it.

Again, let’s think about this for a moment: Who are the real villains in this story? The people who want to be left alone to live their lives in quiet freedom? Or, the people that want to forcefully impose their will on the world by any means necessary?

They can call it “progress”, they can call it futurism, they can call it the “great reset”, they can call it Utopia, but there is no getting around the reality that leftists and globalists have a vision of the world that is distinctly hostile to independent thought. What’s worse is, they think THEY are the good guys.

Conservatives and constitutionalists are “monsters” to them. Why? Because we exist and we refuse to comply. That is all there is to it. Otherwise, we have done NOTHING to them except defend ourselves in the most limited ways.

In recent months the words “terrorist” and “insurrectionist” have been used monotonously in the media to describe conservatives. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, introduced in Congress this year, goes even further and specifically targets conservative activist groups as the primary threat to the stability of the US government. Leftists are still calling the protest at the Capitol Building an “attack on democracy” by “terrorists and white supremacists”.

If people walking unarmed into a building and then leaving quietly after an hour is terrorism and insurrection, then what would they call it if we actually physically defended ourselves against the usurpation of our civil rights?

These are labels some of us in the alternative media have been expecting for many years. We knew that the numerous pieces of national security and surveillance legislation passed under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, supposedly aimed at Islamic terrorists, would one day be used against all of us. It was only a matter of time. We were called “conspiracy theorists” 15 years ago for suggesting as much, now we are prophetic, but the mainstream will never admit it.

The argument on the other side of the aisle is that conservatives represent an “outdated” ideal; a philosophy which disrupts the betterment of human society. But is this really true? And, who gets to decide the definition of “betterment”, or the definition of “progress”?

In my article ‘The Real Reasons Why The Liberty Movement Is Preparing To Fight’, published way back in 2013, I stated that:

Some principles, like the liberties embodied in natural law and outlined in the U.S. Constitution, NEVER become outdated. They exist in the heart of mankind, and will remain as long as humanity remains. They cannot be erased, and they cannot be undone. They are inherent and eternal.

The Liberty Movement is not some dying vestige of America’s past clinging to an antiquated philosophy. We are the new wave; the messengers of an ideal of freedom that in the grand scheme of history has been around for only a blink of an eye. Constitutional liberty IS the progress that humanity has been waiting for. We have only been led astray by those who would sell us on our own bondage.

The SPLC and others within the establishment accuse the Liberty Movement of arming for conflict against the government. I am here to tell them that is EXACTLY what we are doing. We are arming because the establishment is arming against us. Yes, we are a threat, but only to political and corporate criminals who use subversion and violence to wrest freedom from the hands of good people. I am not afraid to openly admit it. I and many others will fight against any measure or man that seeks to undermine the rights of the people or destroy the founding principles of this nation…”

Every facet of full blown tyranny is being implemented in the US and around the world in one stage or another. A fascist/communistic state is being established piece by piece right now. Mass surveillance of the public is the norm. Economic lockdowns are the norm. Medical passports are being instituted and the only reason they are not yet prominent in the US yet is because of conservative and moderate resistance. 24/7 contact tracing of every citizen is being suggested. Organization of large groups is being restricted or prohibited. Big Tech and the government are working hand-in-hand to censor dissent. And now, they are even trying to eliminate our gun rights under HR 127.

In 2011 in an article titled ‘The Essential Rules Of Tyranny’, I outlined a list of steps that an oligarchy would have to take before they could impose a centralized control grid in the US. Here is that list:

Rule #1: Keep Them Afraid

Rule #2: Keep Them Isolated

Rule #3: Keep Them Desperate

Rule #4: Send Out The Jackboots

Rule #5: Blame Everything On The Truth Seekers

Rule #6: Encourage Citizen Spies

Rule #7: Make Them Accept The Unacceptable

Most of these steps have been openly pursued in the past year and time is running out. This is how oppressive and murderous regimes begin, right under people’s noses, all in the name of the “greater good of the greater number”.

And that is the only argument left for skeptics to make: That it is government dominance, but dominance by necessity. In other words, the government “must do these things” for our own good. Of course, it’s not for our own good. There are only a select handful of people that benefit from aggressive government intrusion into our lives and they do not care about anyone but themselves.

So, here we are, on the edge of an event which the liberty movement has been predicting for well over a decade. We have been preparing for it. We have been organizing to stand against it. And, we know that we will be painted as the worst devils imaginable for opposing it. None of this is surprising to us.

Every time we defend ourselves, it will be called an act of terror and insurrection. Every terrible event will be immediately blamed on us, even if we had nothing to do with it. There may be false flag attacks carried out in our names and designed to defame us. This is how tyrants operate. This is nothing new.

I will say this, however: One man’s terrorists is often another man’s freedom fighter. All the hyperbolic labels used to demonize us aren’t going to stick with millions of Americans. They just aren’t buying it.

Are we white supremacists? How is that possible when millions of minorities are also conservatives and patriots? Are we dangerous extremists? If that’s the case, then why is there only ONE violent riot to our name the past year while there are hundreds of riots (and deaths) in the name of leftists and social justice cultists? Are we insurrectionists? How is that possible when we are trying to maintain the constitutional foundations of our country, not tear them down like the political left?

Do the globalists and leftists really think they can take 74 million-plus Americans and marginalize us all with a word like “terrorist”? Do they really think they can shut us down, lock us up or remove us from the evolution of this nation’s destiny? The only way they could achieve that is if we go quietly. I have a revelation for them: We will not be going quietly.

Perhaps that is what they expect. Maybe they think they WANT us to fight. Maybe all of these attacks on conservatives are an attempt to provoke us. It is a Catch-22 after all – Damned if we defend ourselves and damned if we do nothing, right? If this is their strategy, then they must assume they can control the outcome of such a conflagration. It is that type of arrogance that will be the end of them in the long run.

Deep down, slavery is NOT what people want (despite what the propagandists might tell you). No, most people want self determination, they just have problems letting their fear get in the way of their freedoms. Deep down, most people are on our side, not on the side of totalitarianism, and this is where despots consistently fail in their designs. The establishment thinks they can convince the world that freedom fighters are terrorists, while secretly, in their heart of hearts, the majority of people want us to win, and in the end, we will.


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  • Gauntlet33 February 11, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    “The establishment thinks they can convince the world that freedom fighters are terrorists, while secretly, in their heart of hearts, the majority of people want us to win, and in the end, we will.”

    Yup!! Like it or not, the Patriots (given a fair chance) always seem to win.

    • Juri February 14, 2021 at 8:29 am

      Yep. This is the funniest part of globalism. The only real global thing they got is that people all around entire planet Earth hate them…..:D.

  • Serge February 11, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Brandon.

    First, thanks for your great work, and very interesting articles.
    Second, what do u think about this article? It may be an enormous and very tempting option for global elites, no? :
    And, i remember – if i am not wrong -, you write about this weapon used by elites.
    Time is running out, also for elites..

    Serge (from Geneva)

  • Derek February 11, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    We will win. Let’s get on with it already. Been thinking about this eventual outcome since 2008. Everything has turned upside down since then.
    Don’t sleep past dawn, that’s when the French and Indians attack.
    Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission though I be the lone survivor.

  • Bigfoot February 11, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Things have been upside down since 9-11 when the world witnessed WTC Tower 7 collapse in a controlled demolition… now Covid End Times stuff… the RNC and DNC are twin terrorist organizations. Voting won’t matter, it’s all theater. I don’t know what good a Patriot party would do… Trump proved he can’t build a meaningful coalition without serving as a foil, if not an outright pied piper. But he has served as a courageous awakener of the people and he’s earned my respect for it. The libertarian party is already co-opted judging by their last two doofus nominees. I’m not sure what the answer is, but let’s take heart! It’s time for every one of us to get PISSED OFF and actually start airing our grievances on every level, everywhere. No more silent majority waiting on Q stuff. Draw near to the Lord. Keep up the good fight. Use the force for good. Actually prepare, target-practice, plan, HAM radio, solar generator, night vision, all that good stuff. Armor up. Physically AND spiritually. I might be from Northern California, but it’s Jefferson now as far as I’m concerned, and I won’t be relocating. I like this weather. Come and take it.

    • Black Cat February 12, 2021 at 7:28 am

      Well said
      I’ve always liked my trips to California as far as the beauty and weather and most of the people I met along the way were great.
      I’d love to see it become a reasonable place again even if it is NorCal under a new name.

  • KRFJames February 12, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Brandon you really hit on a theme I’ve been trying to grasp and that is that the leftists/globalist supporters truly do believe they are right and doing what is good for humanity. I have long wondered why the ideas you have been writing about come up against so much resistance and this is the reason. It is so difficult to get them to see beyond the identity they have created for themselves to have rationale, productive discussions. One thing I find is that conservatives and moderates are usually able to step outside of their biases to see where the other side is coming from. This is a step/skill that it seems leftists are lacking, and unwilling to even consider attempting. In reality they actually project their own underlying evilness onto their perceived enemies. That fact is all we need to confirm the nature of the fight we are up against, and that there is no room for compromise in defending our freedoms.

    • Black Cat February 12, 2021 at 7:34 am

      The left:
      A self righteous, convinced of their great intellect and imaginary superiority, a pathology of victimhood and championing of collective dependency. That’s about it in my opinion.

  • JohnTavita February 12, 2021 at 9:21 am

    “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?” ~ Gina Carano, a conservative, was fired from Disneys LucasFilms after posting that statement.

  • JohnTavita February 12, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Minority here: in my view, yes an armed populace is a natural defense (and threat) to the globalists tyrants, but the immediate or the bigger priority at the moment, is an informed populace, and thats why the ministry of truths are out in full swing against conservatives, dissidents. I think that free speech, information, at this stage of the battles are just as important, and must be won thru all stages.

  • Ordinary Joe February 12, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Another great article to make me think. I can see the logic and humanness in your points. God created dichotomies throughout nature and captured quite well in the left and right branches of political thought. There is something to be said about the Chinese concept of Yin and Yang. We need both sides of the political spectrum in order to create balance. Unfortunately, the pendulum has swung too far to the left.

    This was my motto from the earliest days of Oath Keepers:

    “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

    ― Mark Twain

    Your article reminds me of the Dylan Thomas poem.

    “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light…”

    – Dylan Thomas

  • Nasser February 12, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Dear Brandon,

    Do you think that there is change in globalists agenda. We feel that there is something unclear to us is happening. When Trump was in office, people expected that financial collapse will happen in his term and that did not happen. Now some analysts expect the collapse will happen during this year in order to be blamed on Trump but things seem to be positive and the prices of commodities are going up due to high demands from asian countries especially China. China is sending massage to the west and US that it will not be obedient to their agendas like lockdowns. Also, Trump removed from office in time he was expected to win the second term. Is what we see right now the calm before storm.

    Thank you.

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      Brandon Smith February 12, 2021 at 4:25 pm

      The economy is collapsing. Millions of jobs lost and hundred of thousands of businesses gone. Stocks are irrelevant. Most of the rest of the world is no better off, and yes, they are already staging to blame conservatives for EVERYTHING. I think the agenda may have changed in that they were hoping conservatives would support martial law under Trump and they realized the majority of us would not. So, they are going to make a martial law attempt with Biden. Also, the original covid pandemic is not killing anywhere near the number of people they projected, so they have to switch gears and hype up the mutations. National Covid lockdowns will be returning in 2-3 months. Many of us will have to fight back. Don’t get too comfortable.

  • Gauntlet33 February 12, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Brandon and anyone else:
    I posted this on an earlier article, but not sure it was seen so I’m posting again.
    First, I’m guessing you’ve read this thread on SHTF by an alleged Bosnian war survivor, so I’m curious on your thoughts on the thread itself and how much ammo people should have (whether they’re in the city or living rurally). (My guess in those in the city will need more ammo.)
    Also, what gun gear should one have? In other words, I recently purchased some arms, but I realized that I may need:
    – a good scope for my rifle (is there one you recommend?),
    – binoculars,
    – megaphone (in case I prefer to warn trespassers at far distances to leave before shooting),
    – headphones (so I don’t prematurely go deaf from the shots fired)
    – walkie talkie radios (I noticed that you previously suggested a Yeasu ham radio…is there a reason for that brand?)
    – are cleaning / maintenance / grease stuff essential for the functioning of the gun?
    *I’m guessing that there are many out there like me who could use this advice.

    Also, are there other SHTF-stuff you would recommend that people load up on besides the obvious like canned and dried foods? I figure we’ll have to fight back, but more than anything we’ll have to be able to survive in order to do that.

    • Black Cat February 12, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      Depending on your firearm a quality optic can enhance your abilities but it depends on what your doing with it, short-mid range, iron sights or a red dot will usually suffice EOTech or aim points are great. I’ve had good luck with something like a Vortex strike Eagle 1x8x24, there good bang for the buck and work pretty well from 0-300yards/meter. You must have a good cleaning kit for all your firearms and know how to safely field strip/clean the weapon, always check your chamber is empty!

      A quality water filter is a must preferably both a portable backpacker style and also something for home like a Berkey.

      Shelter, Water, Food, Defense are a good rule of thumb. It’s never ending so take it one step at a time and focus on your specific needs from above recommend steps. Buy as high quality as you can afford.

  • DC Miami February 12, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Wow, this is one of the most cutting, insightful articles I’ve ever come across. I intuitively see these same things , but can not articulate them at the same level because my historical studies are less than yours, but I have a way of seeing through things and sensing when a sinister plot is unfolding in front of me, and I’m also very good at spotting manipulative techniques. When the first waves of media hype about the Rona were coming out, I had the whole script built out in my head and told everyone the reality of what was coming, and I said it would not be pretty and a transformation of society was being engineered. I was right about everything, but even the people who reluctantly said that I was right, still refuse to believe this is only the beginning of the war the powers have declared and are waging every minute of the day against us. They magically think they can wish it away, that when the “pandemic” recedes, the fog will lift and this will all be a bad dream. When I tell them that it won’t happen – without a FIGHT – they tell me they see what I mean but that I’m “a little too extreme,” and they’d prefer to “be optimistic.” I tell them that if they rely on that, and go with the flow and lay low, they can count on even more of what has been foisted upon us. Obviously, they will contribute nothing in the fight, but a certain concentrated, organized minority, as Brandon has often mentioned, will get it done, or we will all sink. It will be nothing less than a perilous fight. Amazingly, the sideline people actually view tyranny as making them feel protected and cared for. How sad.

  • Gauntlet33 February 12, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    @Blather, then why don’t you start your own website / blog if what you say is so fascinating?

  • luke2236 February 12, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    So what if we’re ‘White supremacists’?!? Where is that a crime really? Why arent we and the (((media))) calling out black supremacists? Or brown supremacists? Or certainly yellow supremacists? Or even more importantly jew supremacists? THERE is the real issue.
    Dont fall into that defensive trap…
    Whites are indeed supreme – supreme idiots. We have invented [statistically] everything, have set up the only open and free societies ever, and then give it all away, often paying others to take them and then allowing our own institutions and resources to be used against us.

    Remember, the Colonists were ‘terrorists’ to the british….

  • Ya'aqov ben Ya'aqov February 12, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Another great article!

  • Mr. Lee February 13, 2021 at 11:14 am

    The distinction of what constitutes a group of individuals has to be made. The establishment’s version of grouping is to collectivize. Shape groups by race, creed, ideology and so on. For liberty minded individuals groupings come in the form of community. A community has freedom of association where the individual can choose to come of go as he/she pleases. This make the establishment very nervous as community offers the idea of choice where collectivism does not. For the collective to take place the establishment must reshape the individual. This is where self empowerment comes in. The establishment strips self empowerment of the individual to have the individual believe they are a victim of society. If successful, the establishment then takes these victims and makes them dependent on the state as they have no self empowerment. The final step is to take these dependents and control them, and voila, you have a collective.

    The above should appear vary familiar with the BLM, ANTIFA, Systemic racist narratives over the last four years. I have heard this referred to as being Communist in nature and a Communist plot. A more appropriate label is that of Fabian Socialists. A cabal of establishment oligarchs at the top that have developed a fascist system while imposing a socialist system for the masses. This in my opinion more accurately describes what is going on currently.

    Anyone who is self empowered and feels more at home with the community model must remember that the collectivist model can be defeated. Here are some ways,

    1. Objectives truths and facts. Collectivist despise real numbers such as Covid deaths, the real rates of inflation and such. Numbers scare collectivists.

    2. Decentralization and independence. This is a red flag to a bull for collectivists. Collectivists want to centralize and control so they can command.

    3. Competition; to paraphrase the grand master of the establishment himself, Mr. David Rockefeller. I quote, ” completion is bad for business,”. Nothing more needs to be said

    In conclusion, we in the community have the ways and means to not only challenge, but defeat the collectivists. Have a look at this article, . The author does a good job in laying out strategies in dealing with the collectives.

  • JdL February 15, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Stirringly written and right on target. The other side cannot win, if for no other reason than that their entire focus is on how to line up for free government goodies, not on how to be productive. If we wall them off, they’ll either starve or come over to our side.

  • Greg B. February 17, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Let them call us whatever they want. At this point and time we can’t afford to care what the establishment degenerates and milquetoast cowards in our own ranks think about us anymore. Freedom fighters have always been branded as outlaws, criminals, terrorists, traitors and ne’er-do-wells by the establishments they opposed. Our ancestors were called such by the Crown, and so shall we by the establishment when the fight starts.

  • Hoo Cares February 17, 2021 at 11:25 am

    It’s all orwellian opposite day…

    Progress, is actually regress(ion), back to the tyranny which we rejected long ago

    The anti racist, are racist

    The anti fascist are fascist.

    The diversity pitch, is actually about creating a mono culture

    The list can go on and on. The bald faced propaganda is approaching historical highs. They want to protect us = they want to control us…..

    through mob (democratic) rule.

    Reject useful idiot leftist Amy Goodman and the like…

    Constitutional Republic Now.

    B.t.w. someone should make bumper stickers, based on the red Democracy Now logo….but corrected as above.

  • Who Cares February 17, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Where did today’s new articles go?

    They were on your page earlier today, came back to read, and they’re gone. Looked like good stuff (as usual) too.

  • bucks February 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    I expect a false flag shooting and then all the usual idiots out calling for gun grab legislation. I want to warn every American who happens by here: I was never a big gun advocate until I began studying history and saw that in every case of brutal tyranny the people were disarmed first.

    Remember that behind every human enemy lies a spiritual enemy. If you haven’t studied spiritual warfare now would be a good time to do it.

  • bucks February 20, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    ALERT: I heard today that police are entering homes in the UK to take out all knives bigger than 2″ under the pretense that “People may hurt themselves.” These kinds of laws are always “for our good.”

    I suggest y’all join a patriot group. I’m thinking all these foreign “doctors” may really be terrorists. What better way to slip them into the country??

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