An unarmed woman was gunned down in or near her vehicle today in the bosom of DC and her child in the car with her was apparently unharmed except for the theft of her mother’s life by the usual armed and badged suspects who bring so much horror and calamity to daily American life. The woman was caught in the cross-hairs of the terror state that has emerged to fight terrorism by using terrorism. Terrorism is politically motivated violence against non-combatants and innocents which fits the political science description of what all statist government does and the tactics employed by its uniformed gangs deployed across the fruited plain to deliver the real war of terror.

After over a decade of hundreds of billions spent to protect the rulers from the various hate groups they have created globally through a war on the world that has rumbled almost continuously since 1893, the woman’s death is yet another footnote in the horror novel known as the United States government. Zombies and vampires don’t hold a candle to the death and destruction wielded and threatened daily by the clown cavalcades that comprise the political ruling class in the US. One can see the zombie-like behavior of most government employees and the vampiric behavior of the taxing entities but the carnage and bloodshed is far worse than any horror novelist could dream up on a daily basis. Skeptics should search for police brutality on YouTube which is only the tip of the iceberg of a phenomenon vastly under-reported.

One would think that after a decade of the billions wasted just mentioned and the enormous bureaucracy in Fatherland Security invested with the august task of protecting the ruling elites, vehicle proof barriers and gates would have not been an afterthought but those who deal with government even at the local level start to realize that, at the end of the day, government is simply a deadly collection of adolescent bullies whose only agenda is the maintenance and expansion of their power over others and the continuation of a very clever money-laundering scheme to vacuum others people’s wealth and resources at the point of a gun into their coffers.

One must also take note that once again, the very well-fed badged warlords of the constabulary most likely reacted the way they did because that what they are paid and incentivized to do. There will be no wrongful death suit. The child will not grow up with her natural mother. The damage will be paid for by the taxpayers, or more likely their grandchildren, since DC is broke by any private standard of accounting.

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The police in Egypt maimed and killed hundreds if not thousands and we will never know the true toll. Armored cars, tanks and all sorts of equipment normally reserved for warfare were used against the civilian population. This is the ultimate mission of all police forces, they are not beholden nor obligated to protect the population they are allegedly there to serve and protect. Police and law enforcement entities are creatures of the state and their first allegiance and loyalty is always to the ruling class that pays their salaries and demands their fealty and obeisance. There is no surprise or mystery here; absent the constabulary, no state can abuse and shred the individual liberties that remain few and far between today.

The military in Egypt has famously never been used to defend the state from external invaders for literally decades.  The primary purpose of the treads on every tank in the Egyptian security force bought and paid for with American taxpayer funds is the lubrication of said machinery with the crushed bodies of the population.

The converse and ultimately obscene notion of officer safety as enshrined in the American police state was on display during the riots in Egypt and the literal evisceration of human beings to ensure that the political machine remains in the hands of those in power. The cops pick a fight with protesters and exercise deadly force to protect themselves from any display of self-defense by their intended victims.

Egypt remains a harbinger of things to come in the United States as police forces become more militarized and bolder in their everyday war on normal citizens day by day. My friend, Carla Gericke, has launched a potent campaign to embarrass the shameless authorities in New Hampshire who seek to have a tank granted to their department to Concord, NH.

Here is a direct quote from the grant request:

“Groups such as the Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire are active and present daily challenges. Outside of officially organized groups, several homegrown clusters that are anti-government and pose problems for law enforcement agencies.” 

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My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy(philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs). The most improper job of any man is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all who seek the opportunity.” – J.R.R Tolkien

 
   Amidst all of the race-pimping, hate-mongering, media-whoring, collectivist anti-gun, anti self-defense crusading, boundless breathtaking ignorance, and general awfulness that was the Zimmerman Affair,  the motto, bellum omnium contra omnes rang out in my head like a shot. A war of every man against every man; neighbor versus neighbor.
 

I heard it crystal clear over the past couple of weeks. It was painfully apparent embedded in the chants of, “stand your ground is legalized murder!” And, “Stop more George Zimmermans; repeal stand your ground!”
 

There is a sinister assumption smuggled into the premise of the government supremacist’s argument, and that assumption is this — without the Almighty Leviathan State everyone would be murdering, raping, and looting each other. I’d like to tease out this assumption in a little more depth, and focus on what is actually being said, if only implicitly. The State worshipper, the one who bows to the absolute authority of their God, is saying this —
 

“Oh, mighty omnipotent State, while we recognize your supreme sovereignty, and happily submit to your righteous rule, we believe, with all due unwavering respect, that you may have made a slight error in all of your infinite wisdom and judgement. It seems that you, the stalwart of all that is good and moral in this world, may have accidentally overlooked a safeguard that keeps us, your unthinking, unquestioning, unchallenging, ever devoted flock, from randomly murdering each other. The fact that this law wasn’t even sighted by the murderer’s feeble defense notwithstanding.”
 

“We fear that without the abolition of these laws, we will resort back the brutish, and beastish state of nature you found us in, and most graciously rescued us from. We do not desire to return to the perpetual state of war from which you delivered us. Therefore, we, as a collective, have come to the obvious and necessary conclusion that we cannot be trusted with our individual self-defense. It would be most wise of you to repeal all laws that condone the abhorrent practice of self-defense, and we will gladly, and dutifully, relinquish all responsibility in that regard.”
 

“We believe that it is you, oh magnificent State, that has written the laws of morality on the hearts of human beings. We believe this is true, because when you think you can trust us with our own defense, we pervert these laws and use them as legal cover to mask our primitive, murderous tendencies. We understand that some will perish from the abolition of these laws, but we also understand that it is ultimately for the greater good of the State, and that is your end, and your end is our end. Everything within the State, nothing outside the State.  So now, we throw ourselves upon your alter, and pray that you will banish these laws from your lands, and save us from ourselves!”
 

You might think what I wrote above is hyperbole, but this is what it comes down to. This is what people think of their neighbors. They believe the only reason their neighbor hasn’t viciously and ruthlessly hacked them to pieces, or gunned them down in cold blood is because of the virtuous laws penned by the individuals calling themselves the state. There are many factors that played into the outrage sparked by the Zimmerman Affair. Some(if not most) of it was manufactured, no doubt, but I think some of the outrage directed towards the state is justified when viewing the situation from their perspective.
 

A major part of the state’s legitimacy, in their view, stems from the state having such an unbelievable amount of power that it leaves their neighbors awestruck, and makes them think twice about reverting back to Man’s natural state. But, by their estimation, the state failed at that job. Not only has the state failed at keeping murderers at bay, it has given them license to do so with Stand your Ground, and other pro self-defense laws. This runs completely counter to their conception of what the state was created to do, leaving them confused and scared.
 

What they fail to realize is their belief in the state is what gives rise to the perpetual war that is being waged around them. Their belief in the state is the license for this perpetual war. Not a war of all versus all, but a war of some versus all. Unending propaganda campaigns, inflicted from cradle to grave, has birthed the  mistaken belief that the people are a part of the some. Of the people, by the people, for the people, and all of that nonsense. However, if the state is made up “of the people”, then it stands to reason that the individuals who make up the state have the same rights the rest of us have, and it doesn’t take an analytical mind to show this is empirically false.
 

To believe the state is the thing that keeps us from being beasts is to believe in the ultimate class war; the superior and the inferior. A class of übermensch who are truly enlightened, using superior force to keep us all in line, and our knuckles from dragging on the ground. I don’t think anything could be more absurd or further from the truth once one comes to understand the factual nature of the state.
 

This is the Big Lie that has been perpetuated by the psychopaths who’s only desire is to lord over other human beings. Unfortunately, the acceptance of this lie was on display writ large in the events surrounding the Zimmerman trial. Some people seem to think they’re the only ones who are moral in this world, and without an army of legislators keeping the immoral in chains and fetters, it would be chaos. When trying to shatter the Big Lie, I always attempt to personalize it. I ask, “if the state made murder legal tomorrow, would you murder?” The person I’m talking to usually says, “well I wouldn’t, but…..” If I’m talking to a woman I would ask, “if the state made prostitution legal tomorrow, would you become a whore?” Again, the answer is, “well I wouldn’t, but…..”
 

You see, everyone is worried about everyone else, instead of just focusing on what they would do. They don’t seem to understand that their basic sense of morality is mirrored by almost everyone else around them. This fear is what ultimately gives rise to the state. They are willing to create the most immoral institution the world has ever seen, because they have an irrational fear of their neighbor.
 

I’d like to ask this question: absent the murderous, predatory state, and the criminal syndicates it has spawned, how many true criminals do you think are out there? Too many for free and independent human beings to handle? I think not.
 

Resist the Big Lie.

 

It may be a tired saw that politicians lie but the truth to the notion bears examination.  The libertarian enterprise outside of the Libertarian Party apparatus is essentially a non-political undertaking. It is trying to tease out and liquidate the political form of organizing societies. The freed market, spontaneous order and voluntary nature of the anarchist society means that compromise cannot be reached via initiated violence so what has become the easiest route to a societal forcing function cannot be leveraged.

Collectivism is based on deception, disinformation and lies; it has to be.  No sober humans in their right and moral minds would countenance the casual brutality and bloody-mindedness that is beneath the surface of all contemporary political rhetoric and action.

We often hear of the National Socialist and Communist uses of the Big Lie to keep populations under the boot and the self-congratulatory tone of modern democratic supporters in the West of the superiority of their societal constructs.  All sheer poppycock and a rhetorical shield to hide the fist and the lash. The very fundamental elements and public drapery of anthems, flag waving and political speeches are merely props and theatrical devices used to make the pig look more handsome and the smell of offal more appealing.

Why do you think every modern politician except Ron Paul tailors their speeches and bromides to the demographics of their audiences?

I am amused at the “stop bullying” campaigns sponsored by the government the antiterrorism that has led to so much political frothing and exponential growth of the government when these very notions are the basis of the government and state itself.

Terrorism is the threat or use of violence against non-combatants and innocents to achieve political goals.  A textbook definition of what a state is.

From Plato to Karl Popper to Leo Strauss, all parts of the political spectrum have used the “noble lie” to grasp for and maintain power at the expense of the remainder of all communities because they know what is best for the rest of humanity in their neck of the woods.

If you learn one thing from this exposition of the intuitively obvious, it is that outside of libertarian circles, truth has a whole new meaning and the destruction of it and exploitation of the lie is the foundational concept in the pursuit of all political power.

Is there a litmus test available?  Occam’s Razor shows one that is elegantly simple: whatever a politician or their mediums in the media say, ask yourself if it advances the maintenance or expansion of state power?  They will lie to ensure that is the case.

Make no mistake, when you cheer for the people of the American Revolution, you are cheering for traitors and criminals. They broke the law, because freedom is always illegal.”  – Larken Rose

 
    

It is truly something that is worth celebrating. While the masses of people in this country are lost in a sea of red, white, and blue, celebrating an event they don’t really even understand or comprehend, I’ll be celebrating something else; something that harkens back to the real meaning of the day — acts of defiance.

Every year, just before Independence Day, people who would otherwise claim to be law-abiding citizens, break the law. They seek to defy the laws that prohibit them from owning and using fireworks. They venture just outside of the political boundaries that have banned the use of fireworks except for those who have sought the proper channels; have applied for the correct licensing; and have paid for the privilege of recreating an act of which men were in open rebellion against their government.  The irony of that situation is enough to make any freedom lover’s stomach churn in discontent.

It is these individual acts of rebellion that bring a smile to my face. And even though the true spirit of freedom is only smoldering in this country, it has not been extinguished. How do I know this? Because men are breaking the law to reenact an event where men were breaking the law. Of course, there is a vast difference in degree, but the principle is the same, and that principle is individual nullification of law. I’m not too sure what drives these law-abiders to break the law on such a massive scale days before Independence Day. It may be they do not want to be told that they cannot celebrate the successes of their forebears in a way they see fit, or it may be just market forces driving the event. In either case, it is certainly something I can agree with. However, I do not think it to exclusively be the latter, because not all smugglers are in it for the money. Some of them smuggle just to acquire fireworks for personal use. Some of them even take their children on their cross-border law breaking excursions.

Some of you may say, “well, they’re just smuggling fireworks, no real trouble could come of it.” In most states that have outlawed fireworks, the penalties can be just as stiff as getting caught with drugs. Further, these smugglers must evade a myriad of state defenses if they are to be successful in their smuggling endeavors. Agents of the state have been trained to catch these smugglers, and they will employ a plethora of tactics to try and stop them. Police will hunt the borders looking for vehicles that quickly run back and forth through jurisdictions. The thin blue line will also band together with their bordering state brethren to help facilitate the further fleecing of these rebels. In the states where fireworks are legal, police will prowl the parking lots of the pyrotechnics purveyors and dutifully jot down the license plates of the out-of-staters. They will then radio in the plate numbers of these law breakers where they will be quickly apprehended as soon as they cross back over the border.  The penalties for these crimes against the state are more than any law-abiding citizen would usually risk in their day-to-day lives yet they risk it for Independence Day.

Along with the law breakers and the smugglers comes the loyalists. They will also be out in force calling the law on whoever dares exercise their self-ownership. One should take note of these people, because they also keep the reenactment true to form. I’ve observed this behavior for years, and I recall the first time I put all of this together. I remember thinking to myself, “this is the real reenactment complete with rebels, loyalists, and Tories.” Even the jail time and other penalties are real for those who are caught. I began to wonder if the people who engage in fireworks smuggling would have what it takes to smuggle the real thing if push came to shove. I began to wonder if these people would be the supporters of the 3%. As for the loyalists, I had no doubt what side they would take in that fight as they were already showing their hand in the reenactment.

This Independence Day I would encourage the readers of this essay to disregard the swarms of people who gather to watch the state-sanctioned fireworks display as they wave the American rag around falsely believing they are free, and focus on the illegality taking place all around you. Civil disobedience will rule the day, and even though many tons of fireworks will be confiscated, countless pounds of fireworks will be fired off with relatively little arrests made. This is because the state simply cannot handle such a large scale assault on their laws. The defiance of the law that takes place around Independence Day illustrates the lessons taught by the grasshopper and the ant story. There are simply more of us than there is of them, and if we ever truly grasp that idea — other than the disobedience surrounding Independence Day — the ruling class is finished.

The true reenactment of Independence Day will be found in these individual acts of rebellion. It will never be found in any state reenactment. Indeed, it cannot be found there, because that runs counter to what the day is supposed to represent. Maybe this is the reason that fireworks smuggling is so prevalent in this country. The smugglers and their customers know that to let the state take over the celebration is to permanently deface the day forever.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Pulling out the Big Guns Against Gun Control! The International Micro-Managers of the world (whoever they are) know one thing and know it well. Gun Control is people control; and social engineering of diabolical proportions. The Rothschild money master once mused that the early British Empire on which the sun never set was indeed controlled by him through his cunning tactics of monetary manipulation. Why change a tactic if it works everytime? Either do all of your planning in secret (Jekyll Island comes to mind) or if it must be done in the eye of the public, make certain to weave a large web of confusion and disarray under the guise of ordered thought.  Through public means, you will exploit the tragedies committed by ‘lone gunmen’, as witnessed at Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, Fort Hood, Columbine and the like. You will demonize private, voluntary Militias through the ‘April 19ths’ of the world. (Branch Davidians Waco, Oklahoma City Bombing) The actual Waco Siege ended on April 19th. No one dare call it Conspiracy. Implement a War on Terror and the machine is in motion. Warrantless searches are the norm now in a land once run under the soft guise of the Constitution. But… American guns still stand in the way of the central planners’ complete domination and subsequent gelding. Notice that these clueless, gunless hippies love civil liberties, but the hate the very thing which repels those that threaten civil liberties most effectively? The modern, personal semi-auto weapon system. (With a mountain of ammo to boot!) Most nations around the world ‘enjoy’ living in numb societies where guns and ownership of such is either controlled or outlawed altogether. Anything close to what we experience here in America exists in Switzerland, Poland, Finland and Serbia. Outside of Europe is Yemen. Gun ownership is under attack full-force here in the States. I mean, how does one compete against the 24 hour a day barrage of misinformation coupled with tragedies and gobbled up by loud-mouthed people on pharmaceutical drugs in a mind-numbed state?

My father in law said that a ‘lie’ gets halfway around the world while the ‘truth’ is still getting his boots on.

A controlled man is an enslaved man and we should always be at least mildly suspicious to not buy into every story, especially when they involve sweeping measures which threaten the Liberty of every individual Iiving in the USSA.

But…. the battle’s not over yet. We need a few loud-mouthed people to mobilize and refute these untruths in guerrilla warfare fashion. And before you decline my request, don’t think that NRA, GOA and JPFO are going to do it for you. The NRA is usually dumb-founded and at a loss as to what to say in a televised debate. Two ideal poster children are Ted Nugent and Larry Pratt, but who else? Do we honestly think that TWO men are going to change the minds of people? Our beloved gun rights’ groups are like cops. When you need them, they are never there and probably at the donut shop.

We are in intellectual warfare and this requires tremendous mental stamina to compete with the numerous talking heads of life. Let’s investigate the lies purported by the collectivists. While there are several, let’s just focus on the biggies.

Lie number 1 : The Constitution says the 2nd Amendment protects the Militia. Truth : ….the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The ‘people’ is not the ‘militia’. While I personally would argue gun ownership on moral grounds, I am not against arguing a the RKBA as delineated by this fine, yet flawed, document.

Lie number 2 : The average citizen does not need a high capacity semi-automatic rifle. Truth : Yes we do because it serves as an invisible fence to foreign and domestic enemies. It is nigh impossible to turn America in to a total police state with this ever present threat in the hands of the individual. Law enforcement does not get a blank check to run amuck and kick doors in at random in Nazi-esque / Soviet fashion. Another is hit probability, multiple attackers (L.A. Riots, Hurricane Katrina) and ballistic unpredictability. Do these know-nothings understand that in condition black, suspects do not feel the rounds hit and therefore, keep attacking?

Lie number 3 : Gun control keeps guns out of the hands of criminals and saves childrens’ lives. Truth : All real life evidence points to the extreme opposite. Since criminals do not obey mala in se laws, what makes people think that they will obey mala prohibita ones? These are referred to as Disarmed Victim Zones.  A gun-free zone is a Disarmed Victim Zone. The cities that have the most strict gun laws have the highest violent crime and murder rates. Washington D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. Almost forgot Newark, New Jersey. Chances of being a victim in Newark? 1 in 84! Guns don’t kill people…

People on SSRIs and Hollywood with guns kill people.

Does the US Constitution affect the design, application, and review of effective strategy?

The Constitution grants monopoly power to the central state to use both the military and militias.  This means that even state National Guards are essentially creatures of the Federal government.

In Article 1:8:

“To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;–And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”[1]

The Constitution certainly enables strategy but effective strategy is another notion altogether.  One has to know what the grand strategic framework is to determine what the serving strategy is to attain the goals.  The first stage was for the central government in the United States to ensure that so subsidiary political units such as the states had the faintest notion of independence in the use of their military power.  This was proven out only three years after ratification when General Washington marched at the head of a 13,000 man army to quell the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.

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“Dad, how did America die?”

“The actual murder of the idea of freedom and liberty in America was dealt its greatest blow on 19 April 2013 in Boston.  It lasted 238 years but the cracks and fissures that would destroy the country started to become apparent shortly after the Constitution was ratified in 1791. The same day that America was born in 1775 just outside of the same town at Lexington Green when the King’s forces marched out to enforce weapons and armaments prohibition laws.”

“Why did the King wish to disarm the British colonials?  Weren’t they British too?”

“Indeed they were but the King and his political agents in America were concerned that the natives were getting restless and their objections to the British tax regime imposed upon them was causing severe disruption to the ”good tidings of government” at the time.”

“Well, Dad, what does that have to do with what happened in Boston years ago in 2013?”

“Over the generations that followed, America became intellectually flabby and the increasing size of the voter pool started to coalesce into a majority of parasites and looters on whom the political class depended for sustenance and maintenance of their office.  Eventually, the productive remnant of society was numerically outmatched by the voters who simply used the ballot box to hijack the wealth of the folks who worked for a living.”

“But shouldn’t the voter be the king in the final decision-making process?”

“Democracy and voting works in the marketplace but it is a terrible way to politically organize a society.”

“Why?”

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I am honored to present a guest post from my 15 year old homeschooled son, Keegan, who will be elucidating the varieties and levels of immediate first aid kits to increase prep proficiency for the coming bad times. -BB 

Put yourself in this scenario. Two people have a head-on vehicle collision and the people are in critical condition and are going to bleed out before the EMT’s can arrive. What are YOU going to do? The importance of medical kits has gone increased significantly  since it is not a safe world any more. Soldiers in Afghanistan now have advanced medical kits so they can give themselves aid. From WWII to modern day, medical kits have advanced by light-years saving many lives. The different levels of medical kits go up to level 5. Lets start with level 1 EDC (Every Day Carry). Many people don’t carry these on their person, but some people do.  Level 2 is an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). The kit is made to aid one person.  Level 3 is a medical kit that can aid 2-3 people. Level 4 is a Combat Trauma Bag. Basically, it’s a large messenger bag that, depending on how you pack it, can aid 4-8 people. Level 5 is a portable hospital, which explains itself. People seem to be turning their eyes away and ignoring the facts of self-preparedness, but the few who are ready will survive.

First, the EDC level 1 kit is a very personalized kit that fits the needs of your work place and family. Many people do not carry EDC medical kits, which should give you all the more reason to carry one yourself. The EDC kit usually contains one package of quick clot one tourniquet and one pair of medical gloves. You can go to your local surplus store and buy a pack of quick clot for around 15 bucks and a tourniquet is anywhere from 15 bucks to 30 bucks. The gloves are dirt-cheap. It’s cheap, it’s effective, and it works. Personalizing your kit depends on if you have any allergies or have medication you need in an emergency.

Next, the level 2 kit is an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). Soldiers in Afghanistan carry these and the point of an IFAK is to treat the soldier that got hit so the medic doesn’t run out of bandages or tourniquets or quick clot.  The contents are one Israeli bandage, one pack of quick clot, one pack of compressed gauze, one pack of medical tape, one pair of shears, one airway tube, one needle and one Israeli bandage. Pricing these depends on where you get them online. They are about 30-75 dollars depending on the grade. However, if you go to a surplus store a nice kit is 40 bucks. The kits soldiers carry now, compared to WWII, are night and day.

Furthermore, the level 3 is for 2-3-people, it is more advanced and carries twice as many supplies as an IFAK. The pouches vary. It’s personal preference. Now if you are buying one of these bite down hard and say ouch because these kits can go anywhere from 50-150 dollars. The advantage to having a more advanced kit is that it can treat more people, which means more lives saved. Medical kits are best for bugging out because they are medium in size and will treat the people in your group. Being able to carry twice as many supplies is a nice advantage and puts your mind at ease knowing that you won’t run out of supplies.

Moving on. Level 4 is a Combat Trauma Bag, roughly the size of a messenger bag that can treat 4-8 people. Level 4 is for the more advanced in the medical field or someone looking for more options. Advantages are that you can keep anti-itch cream allergy medication, snakebite kits, and so on. Stocking these bags can get very spendy very fast. Most people just buy the standard kit, but it’s better to get everything slowly so it’s personal for your wants and needs. Being able to treat 4-8 people is a massive advantage considering most people will not have one. That means you need to take charge and do what’s right.

Last is the Level 5, the portable hospital. It gives you so many options and treats many people depending on how much you stock the backpack. Blackhawk makes a very durable S.T.O.MO.P. II medical backpack that will fit anything you need in it and then some. Now portable hospitals go for around 500 bucks, but you can fill it for a little less and the unnecessary stuff you don’t need doesn’t go in. What if you have elders in your group? You will have to pack their medications.  What if there are people who have asthma? Professionals in the medical field should use portable hospitals or military, otherwise you could do more harm than good.

There are disadvantages to all of the levels of medical kits. Level one has only treatment for one person. When it’s used and you need it again, it’s not there. The level 2 can only treat you and is very limited. The level 3 kit is medium size and there are few disadvantages to it. Level 4 is extremely hard to carry around and it’s bulky. Level 5 is very heavy and bulky and you can’t put it in your car because of the chance of it getting stolen. When the lights go out, the phones are dead and people need your help, grab your medical kit and get to work. You can’t bring people back from the dead, but you can save lives. When that time comes will you be prepared to take it on?

 

The Boston events of 19 April 2013 would leave any sane person incredulous.  On this same day in 1775, residents of Massachusetts massed to fight and repel uniformed soldier intent on enforcing weapons disarmament provisions issued by the government.  On the same day in 2013, two suspects conducted a horrific bombing of innocents at the Boston Marathon.  The ensuing manhunt for two naturalized US citizens by the police army of 10,000 from local to Federal level resulted in one suspect killed and another found by a private citizen in his backyard. This despite the wholesale search and cordon by the constabulary to locate him by trampling various sacred jurisprudential cornerstones of property rights and again regarding the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the Big Government Perpetual Machine called the Constitution.  There are already accounts verifying that the goons frog-marched the property owners out and stormed the house after the clown posse stack-up. All brushed aside in the ensuing panic of thousands of cops bullying the cowering and supine citizens of Boston.  The citizens being a pale and distant relation to the original denizens who would not have tolerated the jack-booted nonsense for a moment.

Once again, the clown posse comprising the bloated domestic national security apparatus fumbles and fails in the most basic tasks.  Cops are historians in addition to their duties as heavies for whatever government clique happens to be in power.  They are a reactive element that always fumbles the ball afterwards. What heroic action they took in the contemporary or classical sense evades me during the entire crisis.  They certainly looked like pimped-out mall ninjas in their XXXL military kit and one could read the starry-eyed eagerness to respond to disobedience with maximum prejudice.

Again, no conspiratorial fever swamp laps necessary to acknowledge that the geniuses at the FBI and most likely dozens of other equally incompetent federal agencies and their tentacled poodles in the 19,000 law enforcement(!) agencies in America  had been tracking the suspects for years since the lion’s share of domestic terror incidents are conducted under the careful coaching and ministrations of the undercover agents, confidential informants sympathizers and other useful idiots in the Federal entrapment industry.  In this case, the Soviet Policy Law Center may have missed successfully predicting the perpetrators of the bombing since they were not white supremacists or heavily armed libertarians or, worse yet, potential Amish beard thieves.

Here is what we are to believe, again no conspiracy theories: the hundreds of billions of dollars devoted to the hundreds of thousands of minions, bureaucrats and low-lifes that populates the various fatherland security entities were caught flat-footed again in spite of an admitted observation trail and harassing of the suspects, the presence of thousands of over-fed law enforcement buffoons straight of central casting for Idiocracy and a self-admitted bomb threat exercise during the event. What happens?  The IEDs are successfully detonated and kill and maim innocents.  The reaction of the surviving population of Boston?  A craven and cowardly obedience to the martial law declaration as they are threatened, cajoled and demeaned by thousands of costumed agents of the state entering homes uninvited and most likely taking notes for future terror visits on the populace. And what do the craven and cowardly citizens of Boston do?  Not only do they surrender and submit as they shiver in uncontrollable fear at the prospects of both private and government terror visited upon them; in the most sycophantic and servile fashion the Helots applaud.

The Helots applaud.

Legions of the informally house arrested step onto the streets and greet the very people who would cage them at any time if the circumstances dictated it or they were ordered to do so.  This would be akin to the slaves on the plantation heralding the return of fugitives with fulsome praise and gratitude for the captor.  Or Spartacus laying down his sword and surrendering his army and exposing his neck for the cleave to end his life. Or Michael Collins heaping accolades on the abusive Blacks and Tans in Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century.

Or the residents of Lexington and Concord on that fated day in 1775 not only surrendering but happily and bodily turning over John Hancock and Samuel Adams and other upstanding citizens, leading the British Regulars to all the hidden caches of weapons and munitions and then escorting the triumphant Regulars with a parade as they marched back to Boston with their seized booty.  Men who did not know what they were about as individuals nor had their measure in the defense of freedom and liberty.

No Helots then…

Today, the Helots applaud.