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Real Americans Are Ready To Snap
Alt-Market blog ^ | 10 April 2014 | Brandon Smith

Posted on 04/11/2014 7:58:55 PM PDT by Lorianne

Despite popular belief, every culture of every nation draws a line in the sand against government tyranny. The problem is, many draw this line so close to total defeat that it rarely matters. For the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto, for instance, it wasn't until the Germans had already herded millions onto railroad cars destined for death camps and cornered the rest into dilapidated central housing that the ZOB resistance was formed, only to be wiped out a month later. Perhaps hindsight is 20/20, but clearly too many freedom movements throughout history waited too long to respond to the trespasses of oligarchs.

The Founding Fathers frequently struggled with the proper measure of resistance. Many colonials wanted vengeance on the British after the Boston Massacre in March of 1770, but patriots knew that the timing was not right. The battle to rally citizens to the cause and to educate the masses as much as possible on the facts took precedence over the desire to enter conflict. The Founders endured five more years of British government criminality until nearly 80 farmers and militiamen stood outnumbered on Lexington Green on April 19th, 1775 to confront an army of 700 British regulars on a mission to capture rebel leaders and destroy weapons caches. No one knew at the time that the war would be sparked that day, but everyone knew that a fight was inevitable and near.

I believe the same feeling hangs in the air of modern America for REAL Americans, and by “real”, I mean those who actually support and defend the constitutional values and principles that lay at the foundation of our society. We sense that something is coming; a great change, or an unstoppable reckoning.

The question of when to strike back is pivotal to any resistance movement. Turn to violence too soon or without proper cause in the eyes of the public, and the rebellion may lose the moral high ground and the support of the populace. Wait too long, and the totalitarian hordes may be too far entrenched, forcing the rebellion to fight from a position of strategic weakness.

There are those who might argue that America crossed the “red line” long ago and now our society is simply rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic while arguing over futile semantics. In certain respects, I can see their point. The U.S. political system is utterly lost. Anyone who still has faith in the Left/Right paradigm after two terms of George W. Bush and nearly two terms of Barack Obama is either insane, or mentally challenged. It should be obvious to Republicans and Democrats alike that our government does NOT represent the average man, and our election process is a sham. Democrats in particular should be equally furious and ashamed as the candidate they blindly worshiped to the point of cultism has now forsaken every value they thought he represented.

The legal apparatus of the U.S. is also beyond repair. Those in the mainstream who argue that grievances with government should be addressed by the courts instead of independent action obviously have not considered that the courts continuously uphold and defend legislation like that contained within the NDAA, which allows for rendition, torture, and even assassination of American citizens without trial or due process. And where are the prosecutions of Constitutional violations by the NSA? Why aren't men like James Clapper in prison for lying directly to Congress. Why hasn't Eric Holder been slapped in irons for his involvement with “Fast and Furious”? And what about the international financiers who back these politicians? How many of them have been prosecuted for their involvement in the toxic derivatives scandals that are destroying our economy to this day?

No, we lost the courts a long time ago. They will do nothing to save this country. But is the fight already over? I think not.

Nihilism is tempting for those people who are lazy and frightened and looking for a philosophical excuse to run away from making a stand. Claiming the fight is lost before it has truly begun is a longstanding tradition amongst millions upon millions of cowards through history. Every freedom fighter in every great revolution for liberty has heard the same arguments that we hear today – “It's too late to change things. The enemy is too powerful and you will be crushed. The nail that sticks up will eventually be hammered down. Your movement is a minority on the fringe and no one will support you. None of you have the guts to really follow through...”

While there is certainly much to despair in the state of our nation, I find the notion that Americans will do nothing in response misplaced and ignorant. From what I have observed, it is not a question of “if” citizens snap, but when.

With objective eyes one could easily see it during the last attempts by the federal government to pass anti-gun legislation that would have led to confiscation. Pro-2nd Amendment protests erupted all over the country (though the MSM mostly ignored them) with participants far outnumbering the miniscule groups in support of gun control. The sentiment amongst millions of gun owners and millions of Liberty Movement proponents was that we were not going to allow government enforcement of new gun laws. Period. If that meant we had to start using those same guns to put an end to government, then that was exactly what we would do. The feds, of course, buckled.

Rather than take the more dangerous and unifying direct route of federal legislation, gun grabbers have shifted strategies, isolating and targeting specific states they believe will be more pliable and easier to conquer. Connecticut and parts of New York, however, have shown that even people in the most socialist of states have no intention of complying with gun registration or confiscation. In Connecticut, only 38,000 high capacity magazines were registered according to the new gun laws, while approximately 2.4 million purchased through retail remain unaccounted for. Only 50,000 “assault weapons” were registered, while at least 300,000 remain unaccounted for. A sizable number of police are also refusing to enforce registration measures (some out of constitutional loyalty, and some out of a desire for self preservation), causing the state of Connecticut to back off of its hard line rhetoric.

I can say with full confidence that the conditions within Connecticut alone would lead to an open shooting war if officials actually attempt to enforce registration and confiscation. If Safe Act-style legislation or executive orders are ever enforced at a national level, I have no doubt revolution would follow.

The latest hotbed I have witnessed is the Bureau of Land Management attack on a cattle farm in Clark County, Nevada owned by Cliven Bundy. The BLM has so far stolen over 500 cattle from Bundy on the grounds that the federal government owns the land his family has been using for grazing pasture for generations. The confiscation was implemented under the auspices of “protection for endangered species”. The species in this instance being a desert tortoise.

The methods used by the BLM resemble a militant raid, with hundreds of agents, helicopters, and even snipers at their disposal. Adding insult to injury and making the issue a national concern, the feds have also staged “First Amendment Zones” miles away from their activities to keep protestors out.


This may seem like a minor event, a tiff over cattle grazing or possibly property rights, but there is much more going on here.

Tyranny leaves lasting scars, and each tyrannical act results in an accumulation of wounds on the public psyche that do not heal. In the end, a single event can become a trigger to unleash a torrent of rage pent up in a population for years or decades. The fight for Cliven Bundy's farm has the potential to become such a trigger.

So far, federal abuses have been primarily toward Bundy's cattle, with confiscation ongoing and suspicions that a number of the cows are being killed. Here, protestors try to stop a truck from leaving the area which they believed might be carrying dead animals. Agents respond with dogs and tasers.


However, I believe that if this situation escalates into a Waco or Ruby Ridge brand of event, not only Liberty Movement residents of Nevada, but Liberty Movement champions across the nation will indeed finally throw down the gauntlet. What does that mean? It means they are going to start shooting. Opposing groups can debate whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, but the reality is that one way or another, it is going to happen.

Discussions within the movement are far from apathetic. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of eyes are watching every move of the BLM right now, and they should be taking this fact very seriously.

The naysayers will claim that we don't have the will to take action. They are welcome to think whatever they like. But mark my words, Constitutionally minded Americans are not going to stand by and watch another massacre, nor a loss of gun rights, nor will we be entertaining violations of our freedoms for much longer. This society is on the edge of something. It's kinetic, or electric. It is not yet quite visible but it is there, reverberating in the atmosphere. My suggestion to our federal bureaucracy would be to do what they did during the gun debate, and quickly back away.

Of course, we all know they won't.

Do the elites want to stir up insurgency in order to give pretense for a larger crackdown? They very well might. But it is transparent in the way they try to mitigate dissent and offer placation that they do not want a rebellion larger than they can manage. I think it is far too late for that. I think they've pissed off too many people, instead of just enough people. I think that though most pretend-Americans will do nothing but watch in horror or hide in their hovels, the size of resistance to the tides of despotism is growing far beyond common realizations. And, when this resistance erupts, it will shock even those who fully expect it.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; bundyranch; clivenbundy; lockandload; realamerica; tyranny
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To: Lorianne

Mark for later

61 posted on 04/11/2014 11:58:09 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: caww; Jim Robinson; darkwing104

You are a fool. Or a troll. Either way, IBTZ.

62 posted on 04/11/2014 11:59:46 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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63 posted on 04/12/2014 12:00:29 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Lorianne

Mark for later reading

64 posted on 04/12/2014 12:00:29 AM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: entropy12; Jim Robinson; darkwing104

Ditto here. My best is the same IP address will show for these “two.”

65 posted on 04/12/2014 12:02:53 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar


66 posted on 04/12/2014 12:08:51 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Marcella

No kidding. What would a quitter know about us?

67 posted on 04/12/2014 12:38:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: entropy12
"The only real choice is winning elections against democrats."

Provided elections can be fair and legitimately-run. Washington State put that antiquated notion to death in 2004. All those "every vote must be counted" arguments, and miraculous appearance of "uncounted votes" stored away in some closet and all.

Like Stalin said: "It's note who votes that counts, but he who counts the votes."

American elections have been a farce for a decade now.

68 posted on 04/12/2014 12:50:18 AM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: caww
"We do not have the same American men and woman who fought in the Civil war....too many foreigners....and many of them deadly people."

That's what I call a target-rich environment. Let 'em pop up. I'll line 'em up and squeeze 'em off.

69 posted on 04/12/2014 12:54:36 AM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: entropy12

Why do you think I purchased a .40?

70 posted on 04/12/2014 1:09:47 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: piytar

You need to put the bottle down.

71 posted on 04/12/2014 1:29:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: little jeremiah
I think you're right. If we Americans do rise up we need our military with us. That's much more favorable then just angry people raging. It worked for Egypt.

I just cant see how we can rise up with the “mix” of nationalities that are in our country without the military with us. It would be a huge slug fest and difficult to tell who is for or against..... Any nation that has their military with them ‘always’ wins the fight when opposing Government.

Look at Donestk in Ukraine....(though haven't checked today to see how that has gone)...but when the Kiev Gov. sent their special forces there, they joined the protesters and refused to follow orders. Kiev's response, as this began to happen in other communities, was to make it legal for referendums, prior illegal....basically folding to those communities in the east who want to secede from the Kiev Government and go on their own. The Kiev Gov. recognized if those forces wouldn't follow orders then they were loosing control of the country overall.

One thing about watching SiSi and also Putin...(which our military leaders are closely observing their tactics and very interesting seeing how they view their tactics)) no matter what your opinion of these men is they are leaders and love their country. I don't see that at all in our Administration.....I miss Reagan so very much!!!!!!

72 posted on 04/12/2014 1:49:42 AM PDT by caww
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To: Pox

Your right...I want to see another way to resolve where our nation is at. I won’t apologize for that. I’m familiar with family members in war zones, and my own father and an Uncle died fighting for our freedom. So I know the cost of conflict personally. Large or small when it’s an armed conflict people die.

It has taken a great deal of effort, since Obama won the Presidency, and how he won it, to retain the hope I have for our country. ...and there’s good reason for that. Now that I see the Democrats on the run, and Cruz and his people working....and with the election so close I’m not ready to believe the only way to change the trajectory this nation is on is to have a blood on our streets.

73 posted on 04/12/2014 2:19:01 AM PDT by caww
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To: rolling_stone

You know where the sun doesn’t shine...

74 posted on 04/12/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I believe Cruz’s statement bears some thought. We are incredibly close to enough of a backlash at the polls that no amount of media spin or fraud can stop it.
They are scared to death this is so, and trying to make us snap before that can happen.
We must avoid this if at all possible. We need a way to have a leadership who can direct modern “sons of liberty” before and after (if) that happens, but anyone who steps into that role will be vilified, infiltrated, and RICO’d to death, most likely.
In the meantime, we have to contend with foolish notions being bandied about that targeting the families of our evident enemies is somehow 4th Generation warfare rather than barbarism and anarchy.
Our enemy wants us to implode and has been working at it for a long time. I am not altogether sure I can’t say that there is a Higher Conductor orchestrating us to our well deserved judgment through such a destruction, but we must strive to avoid it if possible.

75 posted on 04/12/2014 2:52:45 AM PDT by Apogee (Just when I thought I was All done with sleepless contemplation of jus ad bellum and jus in bello,)
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To: Pox

I desire a peaceful solution. There may be one miraculously available.

However, we have allowed perverse people in power whose machinations are such that refusing to try to stop them will bring about the ruin of this country - for that matter, I have been convinced for a long time that That Man will not stop his rain of destruction until we are nuked - and trying to stop them will lead to utter dissolution.
The die certainly seems to be cast.

A prudent man sees trouble ahead and covers himself.

76 posted on 04/12/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT by Apogee (Just when I thought I was All done with sleepless contemplation of jus ad bellum and jus in bello,)
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To: dragnet2

I think the next voting booth the fraud will be so evident that it will be time to go on to use of the next box, but I am willing to give it a chance if we make it that far.

77 posted on 04/12/2014 3:02:04 AM PDT by Apogee (Just when I thought I was All done with sleepless contemplation of jus ad bellum and jus in bello,)
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To: rolling_stone

I am familiar with Ross’s book.

So who appoints the “guerrilla’s”?... Who chooses what targets and those not?....Who will have that authority? Who leads? Who follows?..and what of the aftermath? Who takes over? Who calms the people? How do you know friend or foe?

You see there are many willing it would seem, but no order to it.... who’s running any sort of that kind of operation? Nobody’s asked me...have they you?... I doubt how would it come about?...when where would it begin?

Waiting til something triggers violence makes no sense to me when there remains other options not yet exhausted.

I believe there is still hope for another solution, other options.....we’re not done trying those...and this next election is one of them.

78 posted on 04/12/2014 3:13:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: AlexW; wku man; bobby.223; DuncanWaring; Marcella; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; Old Sarge; ...

“They already are giving way.....”

No you are the one that has “giving way” and giving up you lil rat.

You are the one that has bailed on this country and can only come on this forum and spreads his gloom and doom for the US Government you plant.

This is a positive article about doing something positive why don’t you say something positive? Why? Because your handlers will not permit you to you.

We, the true American Citizen, as this article says will stand and fight when the timing is right. This may or may not be the Lexington Green momement but AlexW do not worry your lil rat a$$ about it. Just tuck your lil rat tail between your lil rat legs and grind some sand in your lil rat a$$ in your turd world country, you coward.

Leave America to the people who are still here who want to defend Her.

Thinks Marcella for giving the bloodhound some scent on this one.

79 posted on 04/12/2014 3:25:39 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Apogee

I think Cruz would be saying a whole lot more if it wouldn’t reveal just how close we are, and the ways and means of how he and his people are going to bring it about.

I’ve learned to listen very closely to what leaders say....better said.. what they are not saying but letting you know just the same. Cruz worked with a few men when he took to the podium that night........and prior. I stayed up and heard him throughout the should have every true American. He covered everything we needed to know about our country, how it works..why it works....and he believed what he was saying.

But it was a sentence he spoke thereafter that set in my mind all this time...”I don’t think the American people realize how close we are to taking our country back””...which spoke volumes.

I do not underestimate BO and this administration in how they operate and would not put it past them to orchestrate a “trigger” that would rile the people. Heck, it’s being done in other countries, but the people didn’t see it until the momentum was too far along to stop.

Remember, this administration cackled about taking advantage of crisis situations....they do so because they don’t see them as a crisis affecting people, rather they see only how they can use the people along with the events to further their agenda. This with no regard for those it affects outside of themselves, and even then they will “forfeit” the least of them along the way if necessary to maintain their momentum.

So I am willing to “wait” until the election......and this because God often steps in ‘at the last minute’ when there seems to be no way out.........when man can no longer see for himself God arrives on the scene with His solution, often when man has exhausted his own.

80 posted on 04/12/2014 3:37:00 AM PDT by caww
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