Friday, October 11, 2013
The Constitution, Secession, Preppers, Survivalist, Threepers, Oathkeepers Oh My!
I can't say I really understand the back and forth arguments between the factions of what I term loosely as the Patriot community. I know there is some bad blood there and things have been said and/or done over the years. Mostly stuff I am not privy to so I have stayed out of it as I enjoy reading opinions from all sides of the general melee. I have also had a few major disagreements here and there with members of all the various factions but I certainly never considered breaking ties with an entire side over them.
These days I am not even sure were I fall in the scheme of things. I was a founding member of Oathkeepers but I am not even sure I am a member any longer. After about the third time they reorganized things I guess I somehow got lost in the shuffle and I never pursued it after that. I once agreed with the basic concept of Oathkeepers but for a while there they seemed more interested in going to rallies than anything else and I am more community/local focused.
Since I already own my land and am not a big fan of moving (and getting a divorce to do so) that cuts me out of another faction and I do have some serious disagreements with the ever PC/left leaning prepper community.
The sustainable crowd is also taking a hard left/feminist bent these days as well, at least in blog land, as many of the informational sites go silent and are replaced with knitting circle boards more interested in knick knacks, networking and cute stories than anything else. I always knew that was a danger since the sustainable ideology is so close to the yuppie organic craze. These days every over the hill feminist who grows a tomato thinks they are a sustainable community organizer.
We are in a state of major upheaval right now. The Constitution is dead. That second most sacred of documents has been ripped to shreds by politicians and leftist/feminist cherry picking parts and throwing others out that it means nothing. 99% of the population has no idea what is printed there anyway so you cannot expect them to care or defend it. All branches of the military are being purged and less populated areas of the country are being looted and oppressed by taxation and EPA regulations.
Now more than ever secession seems the only viable road. I am amazed at how fast the idea of secession is spreading as well. Less than a year ago many people openly laughed at any talk of secession and today we have counties actively attempting to secede from their parent states. The next step is clear for all to see and whats more as I have said for months now, eventually secession will be a matter of survival. The very way of life and mob rule the cities have chosen will force secession or death on the more rural areas.
Balkanization has begun in earnest and it is going to take a while to work itself out. Many outside pressures can effect the way it grows as well. A financial or other collapse could actually kill it if it limited the power of the Federal government. One thing is clear though the balkanization is creating many different factions all over the country.
What works for one group doesn't really fit for another and it is going to cause a lot of in fighting before it is done.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!