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Preppers, Patriots and Pirates
BATR ^ | 12-31-2012 | BATR

Posted on 12/31/2012 8:06:08 AM PST by blam

Preppers, Patriots and Pirates

Politics / US Politics
Dec 31, 2012 - 08:21 AM
By: BATR

Now that the prospects of a second Obama administration are hitting home, the pace of a rapid deterioration are confronting all thinking Americans. The radical transformation that is centrally planned for the economy and authoritarianism administrated by the statists that are part of the most tyrannical regime in memory, is taking place before our eyes. Falling off the cliff is more like descending into the abyss of martial law contrived to eliminate the last remnants of independent citizens. Advocating for civil liberties is treated as a criminal act and the gun culture is looked upon as the preview of a terrorist cell.

Several decades ago, the label of being a survivalist painted a prepared person as odd if not deranged. Today the "prepper" is demeaned as an enemy of the state. The Obama dependency society demands that government is the dispenser of all wants and needs. The threat to the state from a prepared population has become a primary target of the New World Order minions.

So what is so perilous about the Prepper Nation? The overt resistance to arbitrary authority is a fear that any beholden bureaucrat abhors. Combating the grievous culture, which is the federal ruthless and tyrannical government, is a crucial concern of the beltway elitists. Thus, the prepared individual is a dangerous agonist that ignores, if not resists, the best-laid plans for a controlled society.

The American Dream presents a perceptive analysis and alert in Why Are Preppers Hated So Much?

"In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States alone. So now the mainstream media has decided that mocking the movement is the best strategy, and lots of "critics" and "skeptics" out there have picked up on this trend. Instead of addressing the very real issues that have caused millions of Americans to prepare for the worst, those criticizing the prepper movement attempt to put the focus on individual personalities. They try to find the strangest nutjobs they possibly can and then hold them up as "typical preppers". The goal is to portray preppers as tinfoil hat wearing freaks that need to be locked up in the loony bin for their own personal safety and for the good of society."

The mainstream mass media is a state endorsed first account of history writing and propaganda machine. Entertainment is now defined as a process to marginalize any movement that seeks to deal with fundamental problems in a common sense response. Daisy Luther writes in The Psy-Ops War on Preppers.

"The National Geographic program Doomsday Preppers also has had a lot to do with the demonization of preppers – it’s a full-court press propaganda attack against preppers. The program finds the most outrageous examples of preparedness possible and edits to make them look foolish. An article on the American Preppers Network explains the modus operandi:

The show severely skews Preppers in an effort that can be summed up as "making good television". This is evident not only through viewing the show itself, but through the format they have built the show around."

Again in decades past the "Patriotic Cause" was smeared for its emphasis upon advocating a constitutional law application to the ills of excessive government. The current "Liberty Movement" need not require being a card carrying Libertarian to advance the natural rights of individuals. Such protagonists risk the wrath of Obama mania in the era of dictatorial edicts. No more grievous offense can be registered against the establishment than to champion the wisdom of the Founding Fathers. John Adams wrote in a letter to H. Niles, February 13, 1818.

"But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was affected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations...This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution."

Those changes in principles are a foremost hazard in an age of international globalism. Patriots originally defended the spirit of the American Revolution. The meaning of limited government was understood in the hearts and minds of the ordinary populace. Now despotic technocrats act with impunity and violate the most basic precepts of common law. Anyone who articulates the fundamental separation of powers that curtails outright totalitarian collectivism is no longer heralded as patriotic, but is viewed as a menace to the ruling cabal. The uniqueness of defiance from the "shot heard 'round the world" is captured in the Ralph Waldo Emerson poem, Concord Hymn. By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,

Here once the embattled farmers stood,

And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;

Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;

And Time the ruined bridge has swept

Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,

We set to-day a votive stone;

That memory may their deed redeem,

When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare

To die, and leave their children free,

Bid Time and Nature gently spare

The shaft we raise to them and thee.

Emerson appreciated individualism, self-reliance and intuition. Under the Obama dictatorship, patriots like Emerson, would be degraded into submission as treacherous antagonists to the sociopaths that wear a state tiara. The British Crown is not embodied in a King. The Crown is a system of financial and servitude dominance.

In order to understand the nature of this enslavement scheme, the piracy of individual independence is a crucial element necessary to maintain state supremacy. When buccaneer Henry Morgan was the scourge of the Spanish Main, he was a successful privateer for the British Empire. His appointment to admiral and then to the title of Sir was a reward for his pillaging and plunder. His eventual fall from grace brought down the anger of the English lords. The mechanism used by the ruling class to establish and maintain their power was based upon looting and force. While initiative demonstrated by pirates that seized ships of treasure was protected as long as the spoils were shared with the Crown, the practice of keeping individual booty risked a hanging offense. The state is always the master robber.

Piracy is the largest business on the planet. Governments routinely make up the rules as it serves the interests of those who wage war to hold onto their power. Legitimacy of any regime is suspect at best and most governments act as criminal syndicates.

The Prepper intuitively comprehends this reality. The need to discredit the preparer of survival subsistence becomes a priority to the thieves that run the social plantation. Preppers are threats because many are practicing patriots. The establishment breeds compliant fools that eagerly support state tyranny as the price of being a ward of the dependency and entitlement society.

The purging of the essence of the American Revolution in the hearts and minds of the population is a betrayal of the John Adams legacy. As the federal behemoth, governance continues to destroy any lawful authority; the pirates of subversion destroy any legality remaining. The Butchered Law sums up the dilemma.

"When 'Truth' is abandoned, 'Justice' is denied. Civilization is created and maintained through an arbitration of disputes that respects the 'Rights' of ALL Individuals. The 'Law' is the guide to settle and judge adherence to criterion of conduct. But it is left to the realm of morals, ethics and values to establish those principles. 'Equity' suffers not a right without a remedy, is based upon moral standards of conduct and ethical codes. The 'Law' is NOT meant to make those mores, but to apply them. Judges are the umpires of the rules. Lawyers are the presenters of the evidence. And the Jury is the determiner of guilt."

Those remaining Patriots need to practice the Bill of Rights. Preppers need to share their personal preparation planning with open-minded neighbors. Both must defend the inalienable right of self-defense, especially against the pirate bandits that are planning military force to coerce you to walk the plank. The article Have Gun, Will Travel puts the piracy perspective into context.

"The State is an entity that results from the organization of society among varied interests, to rule the public. Your natural rights are never transferred to a non living creation of those who have achieved power over others. Citizens cannot negate their own rights, through a process of delegation and consent to any State. But what we have is a chronicle throughout all history of governments telling citizens that their rights are a result of government authority. If you accept this fraud, you can and mostly likely will, gladly accept the pronouncement of civic administration that restrict your ability to preserve your own existence.

Gun ownership is a sideshow to the real struggle. But guns represent a real threat to corrupt masters and their institutions. You already know the terminal consequences that happen to any population that surrenders the means to protect themselves. The record is clear - the society is at a greater risk to their own government, than domination from a foreign intruder."

(Also)Discuss or comment about this essay on the BATR Forum Preppers, Patriots and Pirates


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collapse; cw2; economy; patriots; preppers; shtf; survivors

1 posted on 12/31/2012 8:06:19 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

bfl


2 posted on 12/31/2012 8:08:33 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: blam

It’s easy to understand why Preppers are hated so much by the lamestream media....

They are self-reliant, generally distrustful of government and consevative in thought....

Everything a liberal isn’t....


3 posted on 12/31/2012 8:09:01 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Let those morons think what they want. When things get bad and they are not able to survive it, I really don’t give a sh*t. We need a good cleansing, if you know what I mean.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 8:14:31 AM PST by ryan71 (Water, food and ammo.)
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To: ryan71

Yep.


5 posted on 12/31/2012 8:17:51 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: blam
Since the GOP-e is completely deaf to conservatism, perhaps a third party would now be successful. (I don't say this lightly since I was not a fan previously.)

It would need to be politely devious. It would require a two-pronged Alinsky-styled attack on both existing parties.

The more clever of the bunch would have to figure out how to "freeze", then successfully mock the other two parties.

There would have to be some kind of successful outreach to the low-information voter, and those who get their news from Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, or Chris Matthews. Maybe legacy icons from both parties - those who had their precepts abandoned by their own parties - could be used.

Features of 'successful' presidents on both sides of the aisle should be examined. If there are any conservative Democrats left, talk to them. Shun all RINOs.

Can't call it the 'TEA Party' since that has been successfully destoyed with the help of both parties and the media.

Flame away!

6 posted on 12/31/2012 8:23:55 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: nevergore

“Preppers” mess up the liberal/left’s “eschatology”.

They have a utopia/dystopia in mind where everyone is “equal”, equally miserable. This is the “all in the same boat” eschatology, and they view it as a “good thing”.

That some can feed themselves through a crisis and others can’t messes that up.


7 posted on 12/31/2012 8:32:24 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SERKIT

No need for the flamethrower; you hit the nail on the head.

Have a Happy New Year!


8 posted on 12/31/2012 8:39:24 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: blam
I like “Doomsday Preppers”. The producers usually don't voice their disagreement with them until the end of the show when they say something like “Bill and Jane are preparing for a collapse of the financial market and the consequences of people not have access to their daily essentials. Our experts agree that a financial collapse is highly unlikely.”
9 posted on 12/31/2012 8:45:57 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: blam
the society is at a greater risk to their own government, than domination from a foreign intruder

By some estimates, the total human population throughout history is about 10 billion. RJ Rummel of the University of Hawaii (I believe that's his school) has documented that roughly 300 million people have been murdered by governments, NOT including war deaths.

That means that of everyone who has ever been born, 3 percent of them were murdered by governments. That's certainly a much larger death toll than geeky, mentally ill guys with a high capacity semi-automatic will be able to rack up within the next few millenia.

When people ask me why I need an "assault weapon", that's one of the first things that crosses my mind, but most people, and nearly all liberals, have trouble comprehending the meaning of the comment above.

10 posted on 12/31/2012 8:47:41 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: MrB

What doesn’t help is the image that preppers put out by having those stupid arsed shows. Most of us that prep are not goobers that cannot read or write. Those shows do nothing but paint preppers (albeit conservatives) as gun toting morons who cannot form a sentence and shy a chromosome or something.

Same way middle class white men have been re-defined by the slew of shows that always have the male lead as a waffling, scared of his wife, pop music listening, slob or bean pole screw-up married to an overbearing hottie. He always seems to wear the latest Hollister slob looking clothes or a civil servant uniform. The kids in the shows don’t respect him and he is always painted out to be out of touch and weak. Lump in all those stupid movies about Vegas vacations and jackass movies. Even when a “man” is portrayed he is often proven in the show to be wrong or someone who is on a hair trigger.


11 posted on 12/31/2012 8:48:46 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

What do you think the purpose of those shows IS?

It’s not the “preppers” that are making those shows.
It’s agenda driven producers that are doing it.
And, they’ll pick the people and the cuts that reflect that agenda.

Jack Spirko (survival podcast) refuses to have anything to do with them,
and urges all his listeners to do the same.


12 posted on 12/31/2012 9:02:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Same way middle class white men have been re-defined by the slew of shows

And do not forget any man of the cloth. If they show a priest or preacher, he is just reciting the lines at a wedding or funeral.

I think "Gran Torino" was the last time I saw a man of the cloth having any moral bearing on the plot.

NatGeo is trying to straddle getting advertising dollars while bashing preppers. It was blatant the first time I saw the show.

13 posted on 12/31/2012 9:10:04 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: MrB

My point.

Someone like the Kochs or another conservative leaning 1%’er needs to buy or create a mainline network that portrays libs in every show as stupid for a change. I would watch it all day long.

Even the History Channel, A&E, NatGeo, and Discovery jumped the shark years ago and put on crap now that is so obviously skewed it is unreal.


14 posted on 12/31/2012 9:11:19 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

Don’t forget to add commercials to your list. The latest on the radio is some guy excited over some wireless printer that prints from his various devices at various locations in his home while his wife/narrartor explains the scenerio with dripping patience. Kinda like the ad with the long suffering wife and the slacker hammock napping husband in the background...wife says *sorry girls, he’s taken*. LOLOLOL... sorry bad example that one still makes me laugh.


15 posted on 12/31/2012 9:36:50 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Resolute Conservative
"Same way middle class white men have been re-defined by the slew of shows that always have the male lead as a waffling, scared of his wife, pop music listening, slob or bean pole screw-up married to an overbearing hottie. He always seems to wear the latest Hollister slob looking clothes or a civil servant uniform. The kids in the shows don’t respect him and he is always painted out to be out of touch and weak"

While Black males are shown as the bright, with-it, masculine guys with the blonde on his arm.
The 40 year war against White males has definately been won. (Ahem, guess who's next.)

16 posted on 12/31/2012 9:40:07 AM PST by blam
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To: SERKIT
The more clever of the bunch would have to figure out how to "freeze", then successfully mock the other two parties.

I may be going out on a limb here, but I don't think it would be that hard to successfully mock either major party. The challenge is to include enough informative content that the campaign produces better voters and not just sympathetic voters. The power in DC is seductive.

17 posted on 12/31/2012 10:07:24 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: blam

This expresses my first thoughts about the Preppers TV program. I saw how well this could work to discredit and even demonize anyone who prepares for independence and survival. This also ducks the REAL issues that preppers need to prepare for.

I think the current programs about the Amish are doing the same hit-job. Amish present very similar problems for Statists/tyrants, difficulty in controlling them. I’m not saying there aren’t Amish problems, because it is made up of human beings. I’m saying that they have singled out the individuals and problems that can be used to destroy their reputation and have focused on them.


18 posted on 12/31/2012 11:24:39 AM PST by CPO retired
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To: Resolute Conservative

The demonization and idiotification (is that a real word?) of the white American male started several years ago in advertising and entertainment, and is now official dogma in most universities.

The American Protestant white male is a special breed who presents the greatest threat to tyranny. Ten generations of that is in my DNA. It’s who I am.


19 posted on 12/31/2012 11:45:02 AM PST by CPO retired
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To: blam

Resumed stocking up on can ggods and other non-perishables last weekend. .22 LR rounds are really scarce - WalMart ammo shelves mostly empty and no .22s for a month or so. Found some at a pawn shop and bought their limit of 5 50-paks ($3.50 a box or twice what the value paks were going for); will have to go back Weds and do it again if they’re not out.


20 posted on 12/31/2012 12:18:13 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: blam

What amazes me is the patience being shown by patriots.

So many millions of guns, and so many furious patriots, and not a shot has been fired in anger in defense of our liberties. In an earlier age, there would have been multiple insurrections by now. Amazing.

Either we truly have become a nation of sheep, too law-abiding and scared of the law to ever hurt another soul, or else the crushing tension we all feel has not yet reached the breaking point.

Both options are scary as hell.


21 posted on 12/31/2012 1:40:54 PM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: DNME
" In an earlier age, there would have been multiple insurrections by now."

Not sure what time frame you refer to by "an earlier age".

However, clear indications were reported that fundamental adherence to the original Constitution was being lost while T. Roosevelt (the first progressive/marxist president) was being permitted to run amok without consequence...They were ignored...

Just as other strident warnings, as the cancer grew until fully metastasized, were widely reported in the 1930's, 1940's, early 1964, and 1988. The only product of all these warnings was a collective national yawn.

Thus a destructive cancer in the Republic's body was allowed to go untreated in the early stages...Now it is stage 4 and terminal with absolutely no possibility of cure...

22 posted on 12/31/2012 3:31:43 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Kartographer
You Know How This Ends Right? This Ends Through War.
23 posted on 12/31/2012 10:22:22 PM PST by blam
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