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Organizing Patriots In The Face Of Government Informants And False Flags

September 22, 2021

By Brandon Smith

There is a simple fact that must be understood when it comes to the fight for liberty: Such a fight cannot be won by lone individuals. Freedom requires organized resistance and it does not matter how many millions of people stand against an authoritarian regime, if they are completely isolated from each other they WILL lose. It’s a guarantee.

This is why a considerable portion of establishment money, energy and propaganda is directed at defusing or sabotaging any semblance of conservative organization. This includes engineering false flag events and creating potential terror attacks from thin air so that they can be blamed on constitutionally minded groups. The strategy is called “4th Generation Warfare” and it is not conspiracy theory, this is conspiracy fact.

For example, as we now know according to court documentation, the supposed scheme by a Michigan “militia” made up of anarchists to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer and “try her as a tyrant” was heavily infiltrated by at least a dozen FBI agents and informants. The group was so infiltrated, in fact, that the entire plot for the kidnapping was essentially planned out by the FBI. This is the very definition of a false flag. The corruption and entrapment involved in the operation was so egregious that even the leftist media has reported on it.

I recall a very similar situation occurred during the Malheur incident when Ammon Bundy (son of Cliven Bundy) and a group of patriots decided to annex the wildlife refuge and its obscure ranger buildings as a launching point for a revolution. Though I was a supporter of the efforts at Bundy Ranch, I was vehemently against Malheur because the whole situation seemed grossly suspect. The strategy made no sense, the rationale made no sense, the site of the standoff made no sense and the public optics were terrible. It was an anti-Bundy Ranch; a situation in which all of the dynamics were in favor of the feds and against the liberty movement.

And, not surprisingly, Malhuer had also been influenced and in some cases was arranged by federal informants and agents. These people were whispering in the ear of Ammon Bundy the entire time while the FBI authorized them to commit criminal acts. There were so many paid employees of the FBI at Malheur that jurors decided to drop all charges against most of the defendants involved.

And what about the latest “J6” rally in Washington DC, which was planned by a virtually unknown former Trump aid and was quickly exposed as a potential “honeypot” designed to lure in conservatives? The army of plain clothes undercover feds was so prevalent that riot cops accidentally arrested an armed FBI agent thinking he was a protester.

Now, there are many people in the alternative media that are breathing a sigh of relief that almost no one showed up for the J6 protest or “fell into the trap”. In fact, there were far more reporters and feds there than actual activists. However, I think we need to look at the bigger picture of why the government is staging such events in the first place, and it’s not just to entrap a few conservatives .

If you think about it, the entire strategy is high cost/minimum reward if we only look at it in terms of actual arrests. If the idea is to catch and prosecute patriots, then they could infiltrate groups and engineer criminal actions for decades and achieve little to nothing. Obviously, this is not the purpose of informants. Rather, the strategy is not to invade groups unnoticed; the strategy is to BE NOTICED, to make sure the whole of the liberty movement believe that if they ever try to organize in any way the feds will be there to set them up. In other words, the primary goal of the FBI is to instill paranoia and fear among patriots and ensure they never effectively organize to resist.

When we cheer the “failure” of J6, we need to keep in mind that the establishment does not care. Getting people to show up was not their main intent; making people afraid to show up for any other events in the future is what they want.

The issue presents a Catch-22. If conservatives organize there is the chance that some groups will be infiltrated or set up and used to make the entire movement look bad. If we don’t organize, then we have lost the fight. It will be over before it even truly begins (and no, the real fight has not started yet). So what is the solution?

I think it’s odd but maybe not surprising that the standoff at Bundy Ranch has been memory-holed by the media and is rarely mentioned even among conservative activists these days. Yet, it was probably one of the most successful patriot actions in the past couple of decades. There are a number of reasons for this:

1) The action was spontaneous, not pre-planned and was in response to criminal activity by the FBI (including assaulting women that were protesting and the use of sniper positions to surround the Bundy property similar to Ruby Ridge). The movement took action to remedy a government trespass rather than creating a standoff out of nothing.

2) There was no single person in charge. Groups showed up from all over the country; some of them squared away and some of them screw-ups. This might sound like a bad thing, but in terms of rebellion it is often better to avoid streamlined top-down leadership. Frankly, I am usually suspicious of anyone that tries to anoint themselves the “leader” of the liberty movement or the sole leader of a protest action. Cult of personality is the most useless thing I can think of when it comes to battling tyranny, and top-down leadership can be easily manipulated or controlled.

3) Because of the decentralized nature of the response to Bundy Ranch, the feds had no way to influence or predict the outcome, and they really hate that. Without informants in key positions, the feds did not have the ability to adapt to the quickly changing circumstances. Contrast this with Malheur, where the feds were basically in control from the very beginning. The site itself was so isolated and ill conceived that the FBI was able to dictate every movement of patriots in and out of the area. It was pointless for any militia to occupy it, but it was a great spot for the feds.

4) Patriots arrived at Bundy Ranch peacefully, but with the will to fight if necessary. The Bundy Ranch response had a clear objective – To stop the FBI from harming the Bundy family and to retrieve the stolen cattle if possible. Both of these objectives were accomplished and with no shots fired. A complete success. The group was motivated and unified by the objective, NOT a singular leadership. Without a clear objective there is no purpose to any action.

It is important to understand the difference between a Lexington Bridge moment and a Fort Sumter moment – During Lexington Bridge, the revolutionaries took action to stop a British detachment from arresting colonial leaders and confiscating rifles and powder stores. The British were in the midst of an undeniable attempt to disarm and snuff out the resistance. At Fort Sumter, the Confederate attack was in response to an attempted resupply of the fort itself; which made sense strategically but looked like an act of pure aggression to the wider public. The concept of states rights (more prominent in the minds of the confederates than the issue of slavery) fell by the wayside.

Eventually tyranny has to put boots on the ground. A totalitarian system can function for a time on color of law and implied threats, but it will crumble unless it is able to establish a physical presence of force. Once those jackboots touch soil in a visible way and the agents of the state try to expand oppressive measures, rebels then have a free hand to disrupt them or bring them down. But this only works if there are objectives and enough decentralization to prevent misdirection of the movement.

Some organization is essential. It cannot be avoided. All the “Gray Men” and secret squirrel preppers out there that think they are going to simply weather the storm in isolation and pop out of their bug-out locations to rebuild are suffering from serious delusions. I can’t help but think of that moment in ‘Lord Of The Rings’ when the Ents refuse to organize to fight against the invading orcs. Pippen suggests to Merry that the problem is too big for them and that they should go back to the Shire to wait out the war. Merry laments:

The fires of Isengard will spread. And the woods of Tuckborough and Buckland will burn. And all that was once green and good in this world will be gone. There won’t be a Shire, Pippin.”

If this fight is not pursued now, there will be no world worth coming back to, even if one was able to successfully hide from it. There will be a “new world order” as the globalists like to call it. There will be nothing left of freedom.

So, organization must be accomplished, and it should be built at the local level. This is far more important than any dreams of a national organization, at least for now. There is no one we can trust to lead such a nationwide revolt, and that includes political leaders like Donald Trump.

Will federal intrusions happen? Of course, but at the local level it is much easier to vet people according to their behaviors and root out bad actors. Hold your local meetings to discuss current events and create a place for people to network and get to know each other. Talk to local businesses or your county sheriff to see where they stand on issues like the vaccine passports and Biden mandates. Put things in motion now or you will regret it later when your community is completely disjointed and paralyzed by fear during crisis or government subjugation.

And, what about the first guy at your meetings that starts talking about building bombs, drafting “kill lists” or kidnapping governors? Kick his ass out promptly and make sure everyone knows why you did it. Most likely he is a fed or he is on an informant payroll. As our national composure breaks down and the manure hits the fan, fed informants and agents will suddenly disappear from these groups without a trace. They are not going to stick around for what happens next; the government doesn’t pay them enough for that. And knowing who the patriots are will not help the federal government if the patriots are organized to defend themselves. This is the reality which they do not want us to wake up to.


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  • Shirley September 22, 2021 at 6:45 am

    They stick out like a sore thumb…so here we are Sept 22,2021 waiting for the cure (or vaxx) for stupid…

  • WilliamtheResolute September 22, 2021 at 7:26 am

    We are entering the apex of the Fourth Turning which occurs in four short years, if you haven’t been prepping and networking you’re behind the curve. Food, Water and Weapons will be the primary needs if you want to avoid Australia and New Zealand’s fate…better to die on your feet than waste away in a prison.

    • Chevrus September 22, 2021 at 11:17 am

      There was moment where I wavered. “Perhaps I can just take the inoculation and then some countermeasures to prevent the “side effects”. I’ll keep my job, my wife, our house…”
      Then I realized that was just fear. I would not be able to live with myself as I watched the spike do it’s work, knowing I had caved in. In the end there really is a fate worse than death.

  • Ordinary Joe September 22, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Brandon, in the article you mention the cult of personality and the individual who appoints himself as leader of the movement. Will you comment on the latest investigative reports regarding Stewart Rhodes?

    I have been following/involved with the Oath Keepers since its first discussion board. There has been much internal squabble/mismanagement that I was privy to which caused me to back away from the organization. I feel for the guys (J6) who are now imprisoned as political poisoners in the Lorton facility. Lorton was never known as a good place to be and has been rife with mismanagement for as long as I can remember. Something does not seem right. Since you are physically closer to some in the leadership, I would be interested in your assessment.

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      Brandon Smith September 22, 2021 at 8:02 am

      I quit Oath Keepers years ago for those exact reasons. After Bundy Ranch, Rhodes was especially off in his behavior. I won’t go into too much detail because I think it is counterproductive to dwell on Oath Keepers too much. It was a good idea ruined by lazy and self absorbed leadership. It is also suspicious that people surrounding Rhodes keep getting arrested while he remains untouched, and I’m not just talking about the people at the capitol protest; this has been going on for several years now. I expect that Rhodes will eventually be charged with “something”, but he will get a slap on the wrist compared to others.

      Remember Adam Kokesh and his failed armed march on DC plan? Remember how he was raided and charged with minor drug possession right after the plan fell apart and people started questioning if he was a fed? Then he got a slap on the wrist, a few weeks in jail and then had some kind of religious moment where he decided that “talking” to the elites was better than violence. This is the type of thing that screams INFORMANT.

      But Oath Keepers is not the source of the movement, it is just an appendage, it can be cut off and regrown. I learned some very important lessons from my time working with Oath Keepers and Rhodes:

      I learned what NOT to do when acting in a leadership role. Don’t be lazy, and don’t be self serving, and always lead from the front line if you plan to set an example.

      Narcissists make terrible leaders, never allow them into positions of authority. They will never live up to the hype and usually most of their qualifications are exaggerated or fake.

      When people come along and claim they are going to “right the ship” when leadership is failing, don’t believe it until you see it. Often times self serving people see poor leadership as their “time to shine”, but they will be just as bad or worse.

      The liberty movement does not need a traditional national org, it needs objectives and grassroots action. Nationwide actions can still be undertaken by many smaller groups coming together to achieve a particular goal, but top-down national leadership is a terrible idea that will end in disaster.

      • Gauntlet33 September 22, 2021 at 10:50 am

        I agree. Lead by example and without self-interest.

      • Ordinary Joe September 22, 2021 at 10:04 pm

        Thank Brandon. I always wondered what happened.

        I know of a few good people who left the organization. To me, he seemed to be more interested in money than anything else.

        The drone threat at the Bundy Ranch pushed by Rhodes, allegedly from insiders he knew, was a bit weird. He was using it for some unknown reason. I think he just wanted to leave after some of the big boys put him in his place. A guy from my area wrote on another site he did not think very highly of Rhodes. That is when I stopped paying dues.

      • A Texas Libertarian September 24, 2021 at 7:35 am

        Right. It needs local organized bands with vetted leaders who know how to organize with other band leaders. Unless that leader is Ron Paul, I’m not interested in a national leader.

  • TarMar September 22, 2021 at 8:18 am

    A BIG problem in my community is those who you think would normally be interested in forming a group are TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS that anything sinister is going on! Where oh where do you find like minded people who don’t believe you’re some kind of conspiracy theory nut?? Yes, in many respects we ARE on our own and will probably end up perishing before the dumbed down (and armed) sheep as they’re getting their “news” from CNN.

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      Brandon Smith September 22, 2021 at 8:27 am

      Sorry, but I’ve been doing this for a long time, and anyone that claims they cannot find like minded people in their community has not tried hard enough. There are MILLIONS of us everywhere, but only a handful of people putting in the effort required to organize locally. This needs to change. If you are not putting out the word on a regular basis and holding meetings as often as possible, then you need to do more. You will find others, it is impossible not to. Even the most far left cities in the US have conservative preparedness groups.

    • Gauntlet33 September 22, 2021 at 10:55 am

      Here’s my 2 cents …and I’m in leftist LA:
      – parents who homeschool their children tend to be very anti-vaccine and anti-government intrusion (or perhaps I’m being redundant 😉 ) — you can find them on facebook to set up playdates for the kids / meetings for the adults, and
      – visit your local gun store (lots of liberty-minded people there who are prepping)

      • A Texas Libertarian September 24, 2021 at 7:38 am

        Very good ideas. Also, join the neighborhood watch as well, or start one. From this group you can select those you think might be interested in forming a neighborhood gun club.

    • Gary September 28, 2021 at 6:40 pm

      We are here in every community but most of us aren’t “joiners” by nature and keep to ourselves. That’s a problem in itself.

  • bhk4usa September 22, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Brandon, great article, summary, and summation. The ‘conservatives’ are celebrating a ‘victory’ regarding the J6 protest and laughing at how foolish the Feds were made to look. But the Feds succeeded in that they prevented pro-Americans from being able to voice their complaints of injustice in an effectual manner.

    Conservative voices not only need to organize at the local level as you suggest. But they need to be able to ‘peacefully assemble’ to voice their grievances in a way that will be effectively ‘heard’ by the regime as well as the ‘people’. Expressing those grievances may be redundant and may not sway many but it is necessary and appropriate to demonstrating the righteousness of any cause.

    Ways need to be found to allow the rightful expression of these grievances while minimizing the risk of a false flag and/or surveillance and identification effort. Perhaps rather than attempting to organize a single rally or protest in the nations capital multiple events need to be organized by State or locally? Can modern technology be used to stream messages into multiple locations? Focus on making sure the message is conveyed effectively rather than focusing on the who the particular messenger is? Have bright (and very hot) theatrical lighting available to ‘properly illuminate’ for video recording any ‘storm troopers’ that show up in ‘turtle armor’? Only allow officially designated cameras and communication devices inside venues and make sure that any suspected Feds are well documented, vetted, and ‘doxed’ if identified as Feds?

    We must not be afraid to use tactics that are as nasty or worse than our opponents in a ‘virtual’ war anymore than we should be afraid to use them in an actual conflict if/when that becomes necessary. Sooner or later those that are seeking to create a global utopian communist state will be ‘forced’ to engage their opponents with force. IMO, this will likely be ‘justified’ by a major ‘domestic terrorist’ false flag event (perhaps even sacrificing the ventriloquist’s dummy and other leaders of the current regime) that allows for the imposition of Marshal Law. At that point the locally organized citizens must be prepared to stand and repel on every bridge and village green.

    • 253045 September 24, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      martial law

    • Dangerous Dan September 26, 2021 at 7:31 am

      Anyone who has traveled to Central or South America has seen evidence of Martial Law being imposed by armed military being a common scene on the street. No one in the United States is aware that we too have been under a military regime all of our lives. It is called Martial Rule where the military carries out its governmental duties wearing civilian clothing so that the public never wises up to the fact that their freedoms are being tempered by a system known as the Lieber Code and public policy under corporate bankruptcy. The enforcers of this public policy are known to us as “police”, a term derived from the public ‘policy’ they enforce.

  • redcabinsteve September 22, 2021 at 8:49 am

    “Eventually tyranny has to put boots on the ground.”

    If forced vax or gun confiscation is attempted those would be black and white examples of boots on ground. It seems like their ‘soft’ approach is far more advantageous to them. “It’s your choice to vax and keep your job” is far less aggressive than door to door forced jabbing.

    The soft method isn’t enough to make people spontaneously rise up at least not yet. So unless they take the Aussie PM idea of declaring a moratorium on construction putting 70000 union peeps out of work instantly why would they put boots on ground?

    I also am curious if you think more and more people in USA are tuning in to alt news and realizing their belief systems are changing. Could this have happened to the FDA high sheriffs? They don’t seem to anxious to approve boosters. Do you see signs that the elites might back down?

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      Brandon Smith September 22, 2021 at 9:08 am

      Except half the country is refusing to go along with the soft method and they are refusing to comply with any of the mandates. So, the establishment will have to put boots on the ground and SOON, otherwise the entire agenda falls apart. The boosters will be back within a couple of months, guaranteed. It’s called the totalitarian tip-toe.

      • 253045 September 24, 2021 at 4:47 pm

        . . .through the tulips. . .

    • Chevrus September 22, 2021 at 11:24 am

      I think the reason the FDA did not approve the boosters has to do with the fact that two of their senior members resigned and promptly published a paper in The Lancet that is very critical of the boosters. That and the frogs are getting uppity as the heat of the water increases….

  • Dave of Oregon September 22, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I believe small groups with each no greater than five trusted individuals, each trained in leading small half squad units, but work together with other groups in organizing not greater than platoon strength. You will hopefully have each squad, and small group training in the same tactics. Leaders should be chosen by those being led. Then each person according to their abilities be trained to take individual actions when a leader is absent. Leadership is the ability to take charge when there is no direction from any other. A good leader, trains those subordinates to be able to replace him or her in their absence to accomplish the mission.

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      Brandon Smith September 22, 2021 at 9:05 am

      In some cases that model works, but thinking in terms of cells is not enough. Whole communities need to be organized to resist, not militarily at first, but socially and politically. Whole communities need to be organized to say no to the mandates.

  • creed September 22, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Do you have any resources for connecting with local people? I have checked for a wild bunch group near me but none exist. I found which looks promising. Any input on that resource or do you have any recommendations? Thanks again for another great article.

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      Brandon Smith September 22, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      There are no wild bunch “groups”, the wild bunch is my newsletter. You may have to start your own public meetings to find like minded people.

      • Creed September 22, 2021 at 3:08 pm

        Back when you were writing on I remember seeing a link for “wild bunch” chapters or something of that sort. There was a map with different locations. Its been a while so maybe I am confusing it with something else.

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          Brandon Smith September 22, 2021 at 4:29 pm

          Those were barter groups, and I continue to support that as well, but I think we are beyond the point now when barter groups alone are a solution. We need barter, but we need community organization for defense as well.

          • eduardo guzman September 23, 2021 at 7:50 am

            I suggest helping others understand the money system before it is revamped to keep the privilege better hidden than is now (which is going on right now)– use the numbers to create powerful local means of exchange, with each one being his own banker, allotting himself a moderate, sufficient amount (sufficient for the most idle) each 1st of month, and limiting accumulation, e.g. to the cost of a basic plot of land. The fact that such savings remain in each one’s notebook and are not added up in financial system’s accounts precludes inflation risk. Principles like responsibility and conscience are a must. We are experimenting this in Spain and sharing, under the name ‘dinero libre’ (Free Money). Links can be found in the Telegram channel ‘Dinero Limpio’ (Clean Money). One of the roots of the Great Reset and its many schemes, including the Viral Scare, is the fact that once a critical mass understands money creation and circulation (a main eye opener has been Richard A. Werner) and realises that all the threats in progress can only come from that unlawful power, the game begins to be over. Congratulations for your work and best wishes.

  • Keith Libertae September 22, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Brandon thank you for your perspective. I believe you are “spot on” to the over-arching agenda at hand. It is an agenda of false flags, suppression and persecution combined. We must think about hiring “military veterans” (patriots) to police events for us. We can no longer trust those outside and on the government payroll per se.

    Keep up the good insight!

  • Johnny Five September 22, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    The Democrats want a war. Everything they do is a provocation. But timing is on our side. They are getting desperate. They are just trying to provoke a kinetic response. The issue with a patriotic rebellion is that it is largely dependent on the timing and numbers. Go too soon or in not enough numbers, and you look like the villain and lose a chance to gain public support, and as a consequence, you will be crushed by the power of the government.

    • Gauntlet33 September 23, 2021 at 11:44 am

      I agree. The Deep State has been trying to provoke a war for the past 1-1/2 years to lock us down. And once we’re locked down under martial law, then the focus goes there instead of the focus being on the fraud of the vaccination program. That’s one of the reasons why I keep pounding the sand that we can’t be corralled into a war. Although I believe Brandon correctly points out that Jan. 6th was FBI entrapment, the public is counting that as a mark against Conservatives. Another insurrection at this point would mean an Australia-style lockdown that many in the public would support. And you’re right that timing is on our side as the longer this hoax goes on, the more likely the masses are to wake up and realize that people aren’t falling over and dying on the streets as the media portrayed.

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        Brandon Smith September 23, 2021 at 1:05 pm

        You have it backwards. An Australian-style lockdown in the US is impossible because we are heavily armed and it would lead to MORE war against the globalists, not less. The vaccine resistance would become irrelevant, that’s true, but the globalists would have a much bigger problem on their hands. They may THINK a war is what they want, but they are mistaken.

        • Gauntlet33 September 23, 2021 at 1:46 pm

          Hopefully, I’m wrong and you’re right. Either way, my advice for any Patriot is simply: If you’re going to fight, have a solid plan, sufficient men, and most importantly WIN — because a win will embolden others to fight for their rights and a loss would only discourage the liberty movement.

  • Chevrus September 23, 2021 at 6:07 am

    It WILL be hard to keep them from poisoning the well, putting turds in the punchbowl and generally CO-INTEL-PRO’ing the heck out of it, but organize we must. Having said that, organizations should be heavilly vetted as there will defintely be honey-traps.
    I recently became aware of liberty minded people in my state organizing and I thought I would share it here as an example.

  • Gotheart September 23, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Folks, remember the Bully campaign just a few years ago? Being bullied was being hyped everywhere especially the media, movies, politicians, commercials, churches, schools, stories of suicides. Let’s use that term instead of comply. I won’t be bullied. I’ve been saying, “Stop bullying me into getting the vaccines.” It has worked for me. We are being bullied by Biden. ?Not mandated. Bullied. What doyal think??

    • Chevrus September 23, 2021 at 6:48 am

      Another one: “Geez, My Body My Choice went out the window pretty quick, huh?”

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      Brandon Smith September 23, 2021 at 6:51 am

      I don’t think it rolls off the tongue as well. Also, saying “stop bullying me” denotes weakness. You don’t ask bullies to stop bullying you, you simply punch them in the mouth and make them swallow their own teeth. Real bullies do not care about optics, they will try to take whatever they can from you and they are not concerned about image, at least not when they meet strong resistance. “We Will Not Comply” has already taken off with the movement; I’m seeing it everywhere now.

      • Chevrus September 23, 2021 at 7:18 am

        I can almost feel the rivets starting to pop. Granted this is far from over, but the lines have been drawn and action is being taken.

      • Gotheart September 24, 2021 at 3:25 am


    • Ancap308 September 25, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      I concur. Language is important.

  • Serge September 23, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Brandon, on the banking side, do you think Chinese company Evergrande could be the new Lehman Brothers?
    The official black swan to permanently collapse the American banking system, in particular.
    Two or three years ago you wrote this article: “China has been preparing for a trade war for over a decade”.
    Is the USD going to collapse very, very soon? This autumn? This winter 2021/2022? or for the mid-term elections?
    Ordo Ab Chaos! Again and again.

  • Serge September 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Globalists should accelerate shortages to push people further into despair and dependence on the federal state for survival.
    Michael Snyder deals with about it in his last article:

  • chippo-chart September 23, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Brandon, the writing here is sensationalist – but is it also just out and out fabricating? Or what’s the story in Billings?

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      Brandon Smith September 23, 2021 at 8:24 pm

      Fake. There’s not a single hospital here in Montana that is “overrun”.

      • dipdooo September 23, 2021 at 11:59 pm

        I saw a similar one about Tennessee. One of the things I think they are doing is causing staffing shortages either with vaccine mandates or some other mechanism, and then calling it a covid overrun because they are short on staff.

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          Brandon Smith September 24, 2021 at 12:43 am

          Hospitals may be “short staffed” because they are dealing with all the people coming in for covid tests. The problem is that a lot of schools are demanding that kids who MIGHT have come in contact with someone who had covid get tested. So, the hospitals get overwhelmed with testing because schools are now open. I know it takes a few hours just to get tested right now. Another thing the hospitals are doing is testing people who are ALREADY in for another health issue. If they come up positive the hospital lists them as being treated for covid. That said, there’s not a single hospital that is full due to covid patients. It’s a story that keeps getting told but there’s never any proof.

          • californiawoman September 24, 2021 at 7:58 pm

            COVID tests are a joke and mean nothing in terms of diagnosis. However If you want to get a negative COVID test for whatever reason, try spraying your nostrils and back of your throat with something like colloidal silver just before the test. It should knock out any viral particles that are COVID or look like COVID.

      • Kathleen W. September 30, 2021 at 11:31 am

        First time reader here. I just heard that hospitals being “overrun” are actually suffering staff shortages, which was going on before the vax mandates but have only increased since. Wings must be closed due to there being no staff available, making it easy to say hospitals are “overrun”. Everything we hear is BS. Too bad media can’t think of the obvious question, what is it that medical workers know about the vax that we don’t.

  • JdL September 24, 2021 at 5:20 am

    “Freedom requires organized resistance.”

    I disagree. You even provide (and celebrate) a perfect counterexample: the standoff at the Bundy Ranch. Nobody organized that; people just showed up.

    Each liberty-minded individual can, on his own, blow away a government thug who is acting in a life-threatening, illegitimate way, in other words, who is acting as a criminal. When that starts happening in significant numbers, government will have no choice but to mend its ways, if it doesn’t want its army of enforcers completely wiped out.

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      Brandon Smith September 24, 2021 at 6:07 am

      You misunderstand the point. Many groups were ALREADY ORGANIZED before they showed up to Bundy ranch. Yes, individuals showed up as well, but you need community organization at minimum. Bundy Ranch never would have happened without it. You have ZERO chance of survival in the face of government oppression or national collapse unless you have community security at the very least. Individual preppers will be picked off one at a time easily.

      • JdL September 24, 2021 at 8:11 am

        I don’t deny that individuals may be “picked off”, but if each of those individuals also picks off one or more government aggressors in the process, the system cannot stand.
        Being part of a larger group does not imply greater safety, does it? If anything, the larger the group, the larger the target painted on its back.
        An individual can act with discretion, choosing to submit to arrest when faced with a mob of enforcers (for example) but taking a different course of action when one-on-one.
        I’m saying basically the same thing as Solzhenitsyn did in his famous “And how we burned in the camps” lament. Was he wrong? Should he have focused on organizing to oppose Stalin?

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          Brandon Smith September 24, 2021 at 8:25 am

          Yes, a larger group DOES imply greater safety. Why do you think the feds are so desperate to prevent community organization? Individual preppers and conservatives can be easily picked off one at a time, and no, there is little guarantee that they will be able to take anyone with them. You greatly overestimate your chances alone. Groups and communities cannot be so easily taken. You ALREADY have a target painted on your back just by visiting any number of websites or expressing any number of opinions of social media. It would be utterly foolish not to organize at this point. Also, Solzhenitsyn’s lament was a call FOR ORGANIZATION. He said that if the Russians had only all rallied together to kill the Cheka when they came to take people away then the empire would have collapsed. He did not say anything about lone wolves or Gray men or any other such nonsense because that had already been tried on numerous occasions by Russian dissidents, and the tactic failed. There are also other problems to consider – Isolated conservatives will not be able to fight back against vaccine passports mandates, but organized communities can shut them down easily. We are already seeing this now in red states. And, in the event of collapse, if you are isolated in the face of the hungry mob, you will die. Guaranteed. I’m just trying to save your life, but by all means, go lone wolf and watch what happens.

          • A Texas Libertarian September 24, 2021 at 2:40 pm

            The German freikorps or free regiments successfully put down the attempted communist revolution in Germany after WWI. They can serve as a model in theory. We should not repeat the atrocities they committed against suspected communists of course. And we also have to bear in mind that some of the freikorp leaders went on to become leaders of the Nazi party. It might be a good idea to look further into this history and see where these free regiments went wrong, whether in actions or in philosophy or both.

  • Andy September 24, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Good thoughts. Assume every group that tries to organize has at least one FBI informant in it and act accordingly.

    We would do well to learn from history. This isn’t the worlds first rodeo, and while history doesn’t repeat it does have a certain rhythm.

    “We Must All Hang Together, or Most Assuredly, We Will All Hang Separately” — Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence

    “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
    ― Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents

    As you seem to enjoy LoR you may like this article.

    “When despotic and irrational rule takes over any people, the corruption
    is centralized and organized, while the unhappiness with the corruption
    is decentralized and not organized at all. The corrupt ones are
    organized and have a plan, and those who suffer under their
    ministrations haven’t even thought about a plan.” –Doug Wilson


  • Arthur Sido September 24, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Simply put, unless you actually know someone, like know then in real life (where they live, what they do, their family and if they don’t have one, why not?) then you shouldn’t trust them. At all. That is where we are and it will keep you out of jail. The demand for “White supremacist” domestic terrorists far exceeds the supply, which is basically zero, so they will create criminals where none are to be found. Don’t be dumb, you aren’t advancing the cause in a Federal penitentiary.

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      Brandon Smith September 24, 2021 at 8:27 am

      That’s why you want to start organizing now, so you can get to know the people around you in your community. It may be impossible to vet people after a crisis strikes.

  • A Texas Libertarian September 24, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Brandon you continue to impress. Yours is the most important voice in terms of strategy that I’ve seen. Keep it up. You’re doing great work. God bless.

  • A Texas Libertarian September 24, 2021 at 9:56 am

    “I can’t help but think of that moment in ‘Lord Of The Rings’ when the Ents refuse to organize to fight against the invading orcs.”

    In the movie version yes, but in Tolkien’s words, the Ents, or Treebreard at least, never needed convincing. I realize this is not the point of your article, but in “The Two Towers” Treebeard is ready for war as soon as he hears the hobbits story, and he explains that he had his suspicions about Saruman all along. It is Treebeard who says he will stop Saruman before the hobbits even ask. He explains that he does not get involved with the wars of the world since they mainly concern elves and men, but the case of Saruman is different because he is a neighbor and cannot be ignored in his evil deeds.

  • Greg B. September 24, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Do you think a similar threat of infiltration and false flag events exist for the Australian protesters?

  • Patriot389 September 24, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    I agree with local organization – people you already know, people you trust. Get prepared.
    There is an alternative strategy, infiltration-proof, thousands of individuals can actually make a difference – check out this information, pass it around.
    (Don’t be fooled by the title!)

  • john September 25, 2021 at 8:31 am

    We need both, i.e., groups AND lone wolves. You have to do what is right for you in your own individual situation.

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      Brandon Smith September 25, 2021 at 9:21 am

      Not quite. Lone wolves need community groups for logistics, safe haven and security for their families, but community groups don’t really need lone wolves for much of anything. Anything that a lone wolf can achieve an organized group can achieve and probably with better results. If we are talking about OPSEC, then the chances of fed informants sticking around to spy on community groups during a collapse is next to none. As I noted, they don’t get paid enough for that. Also, a community group’s leadership can still practice compartmentalization and send out people for special operations without the knowledge of anyone else in the community. The military does this ALL THE TIME. So, again, lone wolves are mostly useless, but I suppose if it is the only option you have to fight back then it is better than nothing.

  • Ancap308 September 25, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Our battle is first spiritual, then ideas, then physical. We should prepare accordingly. The first secular item is understanding BASIC economics. The history of the Federal Reserve – what it is, what it replaced and its implications for our daily existence. “Fiat Empire” is still available on YouTube. Watch it with the goal of teaching its contents.
    Read history. Know what we are fighting for and what others in our situation did.
    Understand the nature of government. Simply reading the Amazon reviews of “Death by Government” by Rummel is a good start.
    Develop your rifle marksmanship. Attend as many schools/classes as you can.
    Maintain your physical heath.
    Talk to the people you encounter through your day about what is happening in our world.
    Throw away your television. Let nothing of the media enter your brain.
    Develop a vetted group of like-minded individuals and develop a plan for communication and meeting spots in the event of full out authoritarianism.
    Know who NOT to trust in your community.

  • Chris B September 25, 2021 at 4:02 pm


    I agree with you. What I sense in some of the responses here is that there may be some hesitancy by some to organize as that will involve exposing oneself. If one lives in a particularly leftist area, we have seen how the mob can make the lives difficult for anyone they choose to dox. I get the feeling people would fear being forced out of comfortable employment situations or have their families harassed. That being said though, you are correct that lone wolf style prep will only go so far and ultimately fail in the long run. But what would you say to those who are hesitant to put themselves out there with a community organization for those types of reasons?

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      Brandon Smith September 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      Relocation is the only answer, even if it’s over to the closest red county. If you live in a leftist hive area then you are screwed no matter what you do. They will deny you access to everything unless you accept the vax passport. You won’t be able to work or survive.

      • dipdooo September 26, 2021 at 3:09 am

        This is happening right now. Recent local mandates say no restaurant or coffee shops etc. for anyone not vaxxed. I’ve seen quiet resistance as the venues let people in (I’ve even told them point blank “I don’t have any paperwork” and they just let me in). I’m trying to figure out how to move but family ties make it a hard decision – they are my support group…

        • messianicdruid September 30, 2021 at 5:42 pm

          Some of them need to go “UNVAXXED ONLY”.

          I’d go there often, and I believe they would have lines at the door.

  • dipdooo September 26, 2021 at 3:14 am

    @Brandon…tell me if I’m right about this…

    The vaxx mandates are losing all semblance of righteousness and justification. I’ve even heard my liberal friends say it should be a choice and that it’s racist etc. Yet the gov keeps pushing it.

    It appears they have no choice, that they’ve shot their wad and it’s success or they will have to wait another 100 years to pull this off again (waiting for society to forget the lessons of the past 20 years).

    My assessment is: the virus was meant to be more deadly. If people were dropping like flies, they wouldn’t have to force anyone to get the vax. They are running out of time and just need to ram this through. It also appears that we have a much larger group/percentage of awake people than we ever hoped for. It appears to me like they’ve fucked this whole thing up and we actually have a good opportunity to fight back and win this thing and rid the world of this blight for the next 100 years (until they come back!).

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      Brandon Smith September 26, 2021 at 4:10 am

      Yes, this is my assessment as well. Covid was supposed to be the “big one” and the globalists were going to use it to rush the vax through, which will likely cause a host of side effects. The problem is something changed and the virus was not as deadly as they expected. I think though that they will try another crisis event, either economic or a terror attack. They are going to need a distraction soon. Also, half the population is apparently vaxxed, and if those people start dropping like flies or exhibit symptoms of infertility, the globalists will blame covid instead of the jab. This will be a long struggle, I suspect. At least a decade before the fight can be won, but I do believe that we will win it.

  • dipdooo September 26, 2021 at 3:18 am

    One more thing…the military and the entire security apparatus of the USA is hamstrung by political wokeness. I can tell you that at the highest levels, they can’t be honest about real threats, which means they can’t protect against them. China has infiltrated at every level and the security agencies can’t weed them out because of political correctness. This must be intentional, which implies to me a planned weakness of the USA, and that, potentially, they plan for the USA to be defeated by China in a war. I would not be surprised to see China land on the West Coast at some point.

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      Brandon Smith September 26, 2021 at 4:13 am

      China doesn’t have the naval capacity to invade the US, and they would be annihilated by the US population if they tried it. However, I do think a plan is in place to use the UN to occupy the US, and this would present a much bigger problem for us, because they can rally logistics from multiple countries including China. My upcoming article will be covering this issue so watch for that in the next few days.

  • Mark Smith September 27, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Brandon what do you think of the below anonymously posted document by someone who calls him self Spartacus. It describes in great detail the science behind the COVID virus, the dangers of the COVID vaccines. and the politics behind this pandemic.

    A few quotes from the document:
    “The current pandemic was produced and perpetuated by the establishment, through the use of a virus engineered in a PLA-connected Chinese biowarfare laboratory, with the aid of American taxpayer dollars and French expertise.

    This is not a conspiracy “theory”. It is an actual criminal conspiracy, in which people connected to the development of Moderna’s mRNA-1273 are directly connected to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and their gain-of-function research by very few degrees of separation, if any. The paper trail is well- established.

    Their motives are clear and obvious to anyone who has been paying attention. These megalomaniacs have raided the pension funds of the free world. Wall Street is insolvent and has had an ongoing liquidity crisis since the end of 2019. The aim now is to exert total, full-spectrum physical, mental, and financial control over humanity before we realize just how badly we’ve been extorted by these maniacs.

    Because of the way they are constructed, Randomized Control Trials will never show any benefit for any antiviral against COVID-19. Not Remdesivir, not Kaletra, not HCQ, and not Ivermectin. The reason for this is simple; for the patients that they have recruited for these studies, such as Oxford’s ludicrous RECOVERY study, the intervention is too late to have any positive effect.

    India went against the instructions of the WHO and mandated the prophylactic usage of Ivermectin. They have almost completely eradicated COVID-19. The Indian Bar Association of Mumbai has brought criminal charges against WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan for recommending against the use of Ivermectin.”

    The Article:
    “Damn You To Hell, You Will Not Destroy America” – Here Is The ‘Spartacus COVID Letter’ That’s Gone Viral
    by Tyler Durden Monday, Sep 27, 2021 – 12:00 AM Via The Automatic Earth blog,

    See original at
    Covid19 – The Spartacus Letter.

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      Brandon Smith September 27, 2021 at 7:47 am

      Well, I think he’s just repeating what the rest of us have been saying for the past year and a half. There’s not much in there that is illuminating so I’m not sure why they felt the need to write it anonymously, but I guess it’s good that the information is being spread regardless of the means.

      • chippo-chart September 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm

        @Brandon the thing we are most interested in hearing your perspective on is the idea of the vaccine being a mind control component..or something else very complex. Personally I don’t think science is this advanced yet.

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          Brandon Smith September 27, 2021 at 7:41 pm

          Yeah, I think the 5G stuff is nonsense. It seems to be a psy-op to make the alternative media look ridiculous. Kind of like the narrative that the covid virus “doesn’t exist”; it clearly is a real disease, it’s just not as dangerous as the government wants people to believe.

    • Chevrus September 27, 2021 at 10:46 am

      Its is decent synopsis, but needs alot of editing. The intro is highly technical and this will keep quite a few from looking deeper into the article. Secondly it should be organizedinto bite sized chunks, again to cater to the “attention-challenged” because they are large percentage. But it’s a good addition to the dossier. I will be publishing a comprehensive piece in the near future when I finally have a moment. Preparing to loose everything turns out to be a part time job….

  • Greg B. September 30, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Another thing I think that tends to get memory-holed by conservatives are the various county sheriff’s that have stood up to the feds and made them back off like sheriff Tony DeMeo of Nye County, Nevada who stopped the BLM from seizing the ranch of the Hage family in his county.

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