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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Survival 101

Rule Number One: Stay off of Lists.

Your job is to stay alive, and to stay alive you've got to be invisible. Protective camouflage would see you adopting patterns of behavior similar to the ruling power. "When in rome..." as they say. There will be lots of fact checking going on. The information age could well be your undoing. Every list your name is found upon is another clue, a data point, a potential death-sentence.
  • Who do you know, and who knows you?
  • Who and what have you emailed?
  • What blogs have you read?
  • What comments have you typed?
  • What party affiliation do you claim?
  • Is your gun "registered?"
  • Do you have a concealed carry permit?
  • What church do you attend
  • Race, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age, income and educational strata, etc.
Keep in mind that in order for a fascist big-government organization to successfully remain in power, there must be both external and internal enemies for the populace to focus their animosity upon, to blame for economic woes, and to provide them with the ever-necessary emotions of rage and vindication. You don't want to be identified as either an internal or an external "enemy." WWII is a text-book example of all of the foregoing. Jews were identified through lists, all kinds of lists.
German officials identified Jews residing in Germany through census records, tax returns, synagogue membership lists, parish records (for converted Jews), routine but mandatory police registration forms, the questioning of relatives, and from information provided by neighbors and officials. In territory occupied by Nazi Germany or its Axis partners, Jews were identified largely through Jewish community membership lists, individual identity papers, captured census documents and police records, and local intelligence networks.
At this point in the mercurial evolution of our new fascist nation, it is still unclear what factions of the American populace will eventually be deemed "The Enemy" but the handwriting is nevertheless on the wall. Gun owners are at the top of any tentative list. They must first be identified, and then thoroughly demonized before they can later be disarmed.

Rule Number Two: Have an exit strategy,

Do you have a passport, emergency cash, nonperishable food, warm nondescript clothing, blankets, bottles of water, and fuel efficient transportation? Do you have a place to go that's out of the way, or off the grid, or—especially—out of the country? Having an exit strategy is useless if you procrastinate past the point where leaving is possible. Case in point:
Even before the beginning of World War II, many Jews sought to escape from countries under Nazi control. Between 1933 and 1939, more than 90,000 German and Austrian Jews fled to neighboring countries (France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland). After the war began on September 1, 1939, escape became much more difficult. Nazi Germany technically permitted emigration from the Reich until November 1941. However, there were few countries willing to accept Jewish refugees and wartime conditions hindered those trying to escape. In 1941-1942, with the beginning of systematic shooting of Jews in the Soviet Union and the deportation of European Jews to extermination camps, escape literally became a matter of life and death.
Rule Number Three: Know Thy Enemy.

You must study your enemy. You must understand why he makes the decisions that he makes. You must learn from him so that when the time comes you'll be able to anticipate the decisions that he'll make in the future. Above all never forget that your enemy is also studying you, to obtain the same objectives. If you follow Rule Number One—Stay off of Lists—your enemy will have a difficult time anticipating your own—possibly life-saving—decisions.

One advantage that we have is that—right now anyway—we know the rules. The enemy is forced to operate by the laws and cultural mores existent in our society. However, remember that if your enemy is able to make the rules and change the rules, then your lead time to respond is dangerously shortened. This is especially the case if you're not hyper-alert and fully immersed in the mechanics of rule creation and alteration ... i.e. Congress. Complacency is a killer. A brief mention of frogs in pots of warming water should suffice as a word to the wise. I'm not suggesting you cultivate an obsession with C-Span, but I am suggesting you give it more than a passing glance. Develop and manage a regular list of blogs and on-line news outlets. Google News is fairly decent—today—but it doesn't tell the whole story. For the rest of the story you'll have to browse around.

Rule Number Four: You can leave everything behind.

Imagine that your house is on fire. You have seconds to decide what to take, what to leave for the fire. Now GO! That's how quickly your world can burn down around you. If you want to survive you have to be ready to go, just go. All the preparedness in the world is useless if you go home to get your things and your enemy is waiting there for you.

UPDATE 02/14/2014 1:02PM CST

The preceding post is fully proven and illustrated by daily examples. Today's example is right here:
San Francisco police brutality story: Hat Tip

Said one commenter: The [victim's] first, second and fifteenth mistakes [were] not keeping [her] mouth shut. That's true but it doesn't go far enough. The real mistake was the victim's foolish assumption that she still had constitutional rights. There are lords and there are peasants. When a lord orders, a peasant obeys ... or she will get the hose. Keep your head down. Don't be noticed. Pretend you are a visitor in 1970's era East Germany. They can make you disappear!

UPDATE 02/15/2014 8:29AM CST

Day after day after day, the proof that we citizens have lost our constitutional rights keeps being proven over and over. Police Assassination
Hat Tip

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