AAR/Lessons Learned: RIC – Open Thread

Berglander

In the spirit of the reader above, be candid yet constructive in your comments:

THINGS DONE RIGHT

Personal:

Other folks:

THINGS DONE WRONG

Personal:

Other folks:

THINGS TO BE DONE BETTER NEXT TIME

Personal:

Other folks:

127 responses to “AAR/Lessons Learned: RIC – Open Thread

  1. Just plain done with the two of them. Aesop doubled down on stupid comments without a hint of humble. And Bracken has no comment apparently unless I missed it. Trust me I looked. No quarter will be given from here on in. I respect your blog and the way you run it CA. But those two? Nah not anymore. I’ll be respectful and leave it at that.

    And it’s taking everything I have not to go off on them here.

    Miss the open comments. Hope you’re well.
    Shout out to JohnnyP, Haxo, our beloved Tfat, Berg, and all the rest that made this place fun. Hope everyone is doing well out there.

    • Matt Bracken

      See below.

      • I stand by my comment. As far as I’m concerned you’re done. Never again. But I knew that really years ago when I heard you on Alex Jones talking about leaving in your boat when it got spicy and advising others to do it too. It just struck me as wrong on so many levels. I better quit before I get going. I feel it coming on.

        • Matt Bracken

          “No quarter will be given from here on in.”
          “As far as I’m concerned you’re done.”

          And who the fuck appointed YOU our party commissar, or Gestapo boss, you anonymous brave guy keyboard kommando koward?

          And spare me the heartstrings about doxing or self-outing. If you are so naive that you don’t understand that every time the FLEAs down in the local fusion center click on your screen name, your driver’s license photo and bio info back to your birth certificate doesn’t pop up, you are really too naive to be in this game. (And if you think a commercial VPN solves that, well, that’s even funnier. Who do you think subsidized the VPNs, to pull in more suckers?)

          • “And who the fuck appointed YOU” as beyond criticism?

            You were wrong. Own it. Spare us the prima donna hysterics.

            • Matt Bracken

              I warned about a trap that existed. I predicted the temp fences a week before they went up. I warned both patriots and LE of the risk. The trap was not sprung…this time. So now, to you, I’m repudiated.
              So if I warned you against walking through the ghetto wearing a suit made of $100 bills at 0200, and you didn’t get mugged THAT night, it would be evidence my warning was wrong?
              Like some fool “winning” at Russian Roulette, who “learns” the lesson that it’s safe, and thy guy giving the warning about RR is wrong.
              Eff off, you anonymous keyboard coward. You are only hiding your name from other folks on this board. Your DL photo comes up every time the FLEAs click on your screen name.

              • What a drama queen. I said you were wrong, not “repudiated.”

                Because you were wrong, I am a “coward”??? This isn’t an ambush, Matt, where violence of action is always the answer.

                Are you able to muster even a facade of humility?

                Sometimes you are wrong, sometimes I am wrong. Get over yourself.

      • Matt & everyone else here.
        Here’s the take from a former Iraq War Vet/Navy Intel Officer.
        It’s to the point and not pretty..truth seldom is.

        The Virginia Rally – The Wet Fart Protest

        (Starts at the 00:29:30 mark – finishes at 00:40:44)

        For those that trigger easily, you may want to pre-apply
        some maximum strength Preparation H before listening.

        NorthGunner – The Truth Is It’s OWN Defense!

    • I will post the same thing I said on the Captain’s page here:

      Protests are controlled, carefully managed opposition. It’s a rigged game. The commies “let” graybearded Boomers march around and shout in the streets, because they know it won’t change anything.

      If the protest starts to develop into some real action that actually puts fear into the commies, they will call out the militarized cops in MRAPs to kill you and then label you as a “domestic terrorist.” They’d prefer not to to that, of course, because it’s bad optics… not because they have any qualms about killing you.

      The French have been protesting, and in some cases violently rioting, for at least a year. The cops have been gassing them and stomping them. And it hasn’t changed One. Damn. Thing. That little punk Macron and the globalist, multi-culti Establishment are completely unperturbed.

      Northam and (((Filler-Corn))) are now going to implement their agenda. They won’t do a door-to-door confiscation… YET…. but if you don’t have an AR and a 30 rd mag by now, you’ll NEVER be able to buy one (legally) in Virginia ever again. 95% of this is going to be enforced at the retail level by licensed FFLs. Protests are NOT going to change the outcome. The Ban is going down.

      However, it has been my observation witnessing the implementation of The Ban in another state that, while the law cannot be changed, if the cops fear that they might get shot or the DAs fear losing re-election, they will tend to soft-pedal enforcement. But this is effective only in rural areas where they know they are vastly outnumbered. (Urban PDs and DAs will happily file charges under the new anti-gun laws). Soft-pedaling enforcement is only a temporary measure, though… they’re playing the long ball and assuming that all the Boomers with ARs will be dead in 15-20 years and then the next generation of immigrants, muds, and snowflakes will be in 100% compliance with it.

      Up next: Washington State…

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/20/wa-democrats-weigh-ban-on-assault-weapons-50-cal-rifle-11-round-mags/

      • Most of the protesters were not boomers.

      • Kaydeon Moore

        Yeah man, roll armor into a bunch of American civilians at a peaceful rally and see how long it takes the country to explode.

        Some of you guys seem to think that the government is God or something.

        News flash-

        They are not Gods.

        • SemperFi, 0321

          Your history skills are lacking. Ever hear of the Bonus Marchers, or Kent State?
          When a bunch of red neck gun nuts get shot, the nation will cheer it on, and wait for more.

          • SemperFi, 0321 said:
            “Your history skills are lacking. Ever hear of the Bonus Marchers, or Kent State?”
            Guess some folks still haven’t read John Ross’s “Unintended Consequences” yet, let alone “Neither Predator Nor Prey”….

            Imho, Richmond was a ‘controlled operation’..whether it was also
            a learning tool for BOTH sides is yet to be seen.

            And no, ‘Commrade Ralphie’ and his cohort DON’T yet fear
            paper tigers..not yet..not until they become flesh and start growling..nor does his boss Bloomberg and Sorros.

            NorthGunner – The Truth Is It’s OWN Defense!

          • Kaydeon Moore

            Those two events count for what- 6 dead? Come on, brother- America has done MUCH better massacres than those, surely.

            On the flip side, Micah Xavier Johnson did about as much in Dallas over the BLM stuff.

            When a bunch of red neck gun owners get shot, and the nation ‘cheers and waits for more’, what do the rest of the ‘red neck gun nuts’ do?

            I wonder if maybe it was fairly well understood that an armored troop carrier just wasn’t what the doctor ordered by the people that have them.

    • Good Morning Hedge,

      Yup, yours truly is still ‘walk’n & talk’n’ as they say in ‘the “Verse’.
      Definitely will keep delivering the ‘Red Pill Truth Meds’ when and where necessary; managed to give more than a few data CD’s with M.S. King’s “The Bad War” WW2 truth book via PDF and supplemental resource works on PDF. Very positive responses from all those that received them at big Phoenix gun show at the start of December (also bought a couple of sweet handguns there; private sale of course,..one of them was a postwar Walther P38).

      Wasn’t at the Richmond Shindig (work, finances, also it’s primarily Virginian’s ‘dog fight’; several of them have posted for well meaning folks to NOT come as this is THEIR problem to solve without outside agitation, I respected that..guess Alex Jones and his ‘roided out’ ‘Battle Truck’ and crew DIDN’T get the memo though..then again what can anyone expect from an obvious narcissistic attention whore..and that gives a bad name to honest whores everywhere).

      I was hoping that everything would be peaceful from all concerned. Thankfully there was no violence occurring from any quarter during the event.

      Pros: Good turnout by the locals and other Virginian’s.
      No violence, everyone behaved themselves.

      Cons: The parasite’s mouthpieces did their bit to conflate/denigrate the gun/liberty supporters as ‘white supremacists/racists’ to their captive audiences..not that this wasn’t to be expected…

      Too many of those shown were OBVIOUSLY larpers..and grossly out of shape (aka FAT) to add insult to injury. If they had been aligned with antifag
      they would have been known as the ‘Heather Hayer Celulite Commandos – the Crossed French Fry PalMal Packing Pachyderms’.
      Having Alex Jones turn up with his ‘Armored Big Wheel’ and go full patriotard in public (at least he wasn’t trying to shill his snake oil supps between his lickspittle yowling via his loudspeaker pacifer…that we know of…).

      Most importantly – No one, not ‘Comrade Ralphie’ or any of his fellow bolshie’s were influenced or moved to change their minds on any of their victim disarmament measures or goals..it was, “Oh look, the peasants aren’t happy with us,..triple the taxes and make sure their crossbows and other offensive things are taken from them immediately!!” None of the bolshie parasites empowered by Bloomberg feel an ounce of fear from the ‘peons of Virginia’ and they WILL triple down from here on out against them as they do not believe that ANYONE there has any will to step up and ‘fix the bully’s problem’. They believe that the ‘right of violence’ is THEIR perogative alone; that they as ‘the government’ have rightful ownership of such and that they alone can legitimately deploy it at their will.

      How the people of the ‘commonwealth’ respond when ‘Commrade Ralphie’ declares it to be ‘nut-cutting time’ is yet to be seen…pass or play boys and girls!

      NorthGunner – The Truth Is It’s OWN Defense!

    • You got to show up if your gonna run your mouth with alacrity and direct first hand knowledge what it was like to be in the incredible company of 10’s of thousands of armed to the fucking teeth Free Shitlords.

      It was the greatest thing imaginable to show up and bath in the beauty of being in the company of so many armed to the fucking teeth fellow Patriots.You have to show up to experience the awesomeness of 26,000 armed and other wise totally defiant shitlords and shitladies.
      An intoxicating warm fuzzy you have to experience. Don’t blow off the next opportunity. It is like nothing else. I never felt safer in my life. IIt was the enemy who did not feel safe. Remember that. It matters man, it matters. It counts. It is the whole point. We who showed up showed we where not afraid to. They can do anything they want with that, including cram it up their arses. And for every naysayer or provocateur, there’s a thousand of us who ain’t. And we do not let our fears rule or choices we make, or define who we are, and that is more valuable right now than boolits.

      By showing up, being in Richmond, there are elements very important that only become clear and lucid to you, truths that are seen with your own eyes if you are there. Ignorance, the good intentional kind, is still blind.
      You really had to be there to experience it.
      I almost did not not go. Yet some nagging voice kept yabbering away and out of all seeming caution I said fuck it and went.
      I’m glad I did.
      Everything about this rally was different in totally unique definitive ways, that blows all the speculations and standard assumptions away, in ways none of us expected, including myself. And obviously, those who did not show up do not know what they do not know.
      The number one thing that transpired in Virginia, and culminated at the rally, was armed, present, physical, actualized, solidarity. Only possible by those who show up.
      Now everyone can talk smack about anyone involved on the Freefor side, the number one thing everyone owns who showed up that no one else does yet, is a prime directive known as Solidarity.

      S.O.L.I.D.A.R.I.T.Y That spells BFYTW.
      In other words “Because Fuck You Thats Why”
      Puts meat on the bone in your teeth when you show up and participate.
      It is a mind set, a way of thinking. It is not a thing about using foul slang for the sake of being crude, it is about total defiance.
      Against all words from all quarters against the presumed power of the regime and it’s actor, every swinging dick who showed up and did what was proclaimed lethal, fruitless, a waste. And that is exactly what is necessary for us to loose everything that matters.
      Those who went into the Kill Box are braver than I who stood outside, and that made it even more important to be armed, because we are the only ones who could protect and defend those in the Kill Box. S stinky cheesy chain link dog kennel does not stop boolits. It would be a matter of seconds till there was mass action to flip that fence out of the way for those trapped within.
      And what was the regime going to use? Multiple belt feds, 40mm fragmentation anti personal grenades launchers. Some suuuper duuuper high tech beam weapons?
      Their 10’s of thousands of aroused focused armed American’s completely occupying every avenue and space.

      You rank on the guy with that 50 Barret?
      You think the overwatch regime actors did not fear that Rifle?
      Or was the message lost on them? Bet you they never once took their eyeballs off that guy, not for one second.
      Now they got to watch that .50, thousands of obviously armed to the fucking teeth geared up Men and Woman, even more not obviously armed.

      Regardless of anything else, in spite of the worst forecasts and predictions, a very large group in open source grass roots insurgent action, key word here, action, participated.
      Let it be known being there there was no uncertain terms if shit drippeeed in the pot it was on, and fuck what may come, the line was drawn here, and just as it is writ large across our Republic, it is again, The Great Eddifying Unifying Positive Constructive Effects of Prudence of Armed Freemen Being Prudent Which Defined All. Noibody No Matter Even If The Worst Came To Pass Owns That, And Owns It Consciously, With The Gimlet Eye of Armed Dangerous Freemen Who Have Refused To Take The Council of Their Fears.
      See that fellows?
      Every swinging dick who showed up did not let fear determine their actions.
      That is courage. For There But The Grace of God I Dare Go. It is no different than stepping off a LCI on Omaha Beach, no different than the dudes who stood the line on Lexington Green. The shooting had not begun, but come what may these Freemen went forth knowing they might be taking the dirt nap. Without courage all the training, gear, weapons and such are inaffective for fighting tyanny. It is the mind, and the heart that is the weapon, and the weapon is xourage, no matter how scared you are inside, you do what is needed and take action because there are things in this world fighting for.
      No diff than a million acts of bravery that we all in some way, who we, remain Freemen do every day.
      We defy the tools and instrument of fear weaponized, in order to petrify any and all acts otherwise.
      Solidarity.
      Monday, January 20th, 2020, A Legion was born. If you read your history of our Athenian/Greco/Roman Christian History of our Freemen culture you will grokk Legion is part and parcel what defines us dirt people Freemen warriors thru-out our 2000 plus years history.

      The center of our history as people, key thing, people ourselves, not the structure our existence of our Constitutional Republic, but the will and consent of us dirt people, is our Rifles.
      Our Rifles are The Center of Our History.
      Obviously this can not be denied honestly. It can not be converged or propagandized. This center has all the proof it could ever need to be the truth of us and our natural born right to arms and self defence.

      If our Rifles, and Men who stand up and shake their Rifles in the tyrants faces, Men who show up to wave their rifles, where not the center of our history and indelibly engraved in our culture, there would be no Richmond rally.
      It is paramount to grasp the vital objective involved here, it was not to just defy tyrants, not just to make a stand against diktat and de-facto law or Attainders of Writ, it was not just petition of grievence against trespasses upon our bill of rights:
      IT WAS TO SHOW UP AND SAY FUCK YOU I TURN MY BACK ON YOU. FUCK YOU ASSHOLES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT.
      FUCK YOU KISS MY ASS.
      YOU WANT A PIECE OF US A PIECE YOU SHALL HAVE.

      You must show up to defy and wave your rifle in the tyrants faces.
      No matter the value of free speech regardless of the medium to do so, the next level is to physically show up in meat space. Stand up to the regime. If the “official numbers of attendance are reasonably close and I have eyes that seen it, 26,000 people most of whom where obviously armed our under the protection of armed familiars, and total strangers is a staggering body of weaponry and the will to use those weapons created the one thing nothing else can, that is unity, solidarity, A Legion of armed to the fucking teeth people who refuse to bend their knee to any tyrant or their minions.
      The most obvious fact in this is we who showed up outnumbered our avowed enemies. Imagine 26 million showing up. 34.5 million showing up accounts for 1% of the US population. 26,000 who showed up in Richmond is pretty representative percentage geographically of 1%.
      Math does not lie. Figures do not lie, only liars figure.
      1% is a pretty good number to go by based on another fact, of how many people have armed themselves based off the numbers of weapons bought and built by individuals in the last decade alone.
      There are more Rifles than 1% of the armed population. Common sense tells the story, again math doesn’t lie.

      Shhhhh! Don’t speak of it! But there are not enough minions of the tyrants in any equation of conflict between us Freemen and those who will do the regime leash holders business.
      In absolute military dictum us armed Freemen in any form of representative solidarity hold a massive advantage in numbers alone.
      It is those who show up who define this. Showing up is the only true authority on such events.
      This is a war about our culture and the legitimacy of the state. 4th Generation War conflict, or as it is called LIC. Low Intensity Conflict, is rooted in legitimacy of the state and the people.

      Yeah, it was a love hate relationship between to voices in my mind and my heart, went back & forth for days.
      As time drew closer and what all was going on with what appeared to be a concerted effort to sully us as all those fake fabricated pejorative labels about us, and the armed badged leg breakers where going after people for speaking their minds about a fight, after those same regime actors ignore right among themselves hideous crimes and corruption, the child sex slave trafficking, arms smuggling, illicit drug distribution profiteering, the murdering and prosecution of targeted American’s, including myself, I was like you know what, fuck these scumbags, they want a fight with us instead of respecting us, they want a piece of us dirt people, well yeah, no time like the present, and if enough of us show up like me, a piece they shall have. And that begins with each of us, starting with me.
      Certainly was not going to willingly put myself into their kill box, because the obvious, but also because if I was outside the kill box, they do not have that vital all important level of control, being outside the kill box armed can not but have a chilling effect upon those who might use the helpless with the kill box as a false flag opportunity, certainly the roof top state elements could not be only for observation and comms purposes, and they did not appear to have the resources and or firepower they would require to make up for the false flag consequences of potential return fire by 26,000 armed to the fucking teeth people who refuse to be cowed or take council of their fears.
      Thats an entirely other level, and me thinks with no doubt thats a position they will rue terribly if they contend the issue.
      In other-words we been nice, and courteous, and tolerant to the nth degree people, and they have had a total cakewalk of things, thats easy shit, it’s another thing when people say fuck you, and give good or better than they get, it’s a whole different critter when people shoot back and other forms of violent defiance or rebellion.
      See, these ruthless politiko’s do not understand how mean good folk get when you violate their most valued codes.

      Look what they did to Vicki Weaver and her boy, the Branch Davidian woman and kids they incinerated in their safety bunker, the unbelievable cold blooded total set-up Clinton crime inc hit they did on LeVoy Finnicum to keep those guys from spilling the truth they discovered on the Mueller Wildlife Refuge computers of the BLM’s monster treason and corruption to liquidate every rancher in the way of Uranium 1 uranium mining rights, not to mention similar ulterior motives to rid the west of legacy grazing rights so they can fatten their offshore accounts selling the federal mining rights under those legacy grazing rights, which the Clinton’s auctioned off up there in Burn’s Oregon and other swamp scum doing similar all over federal lands, all the murderers and child trafficking criminals, the liars and fixers, the sedition treason and coup attempt, the unbelievable theft of you and mine wealth, never mind trying to destroy America so they can turn it totally into their private cash cow and 3rd world shithole banana republic, as if what they already do isn’t enough theft and power, so now they want to genocide of us White Men because we are all that stands in their way of total raw naked power, us and our rifles, and they all get away with it broad daylight because it is a higher calling or they are better than us or some other total fucking bullshit:
      and we are the terrorists?

      Whats that Q says about all and 1?

      Time they understand what no sanctuary is like. Let them run to hide behind the constitution to find refuge from our wrath, refuge they deny us. Only way that happens is we all take it upon ourselves to have solidarity and unity and no bones about it Brother.
      Ain’t no one else is there? I don’t see anyone, xcept us.
      Sometimes you just got to do stuff, doing nothing is the worst thing to do.
      Besides lot has changed since Charlottesville. A lot. People’s figuring shit out, at least the essential motives and methods of these scumbags, and that it’s not the details that matter, people are moving past that, particulars, and discourse about ideals and politiks, starting to grokk these scumbags, are scumbags, posing as something legitimate praying on our honor and dignity and beliefs, on our codes, to get away with their shit. Then they piss on us as lower than a snake bely in a wagon rut.
      Some point a man’s got to decide and then choose he’s had enough and thats all there is to it. BFYTW

      Another proof showing up is decisive lies in proof that your Rifle is correct to be named an Assault Rifle, because those calling our Rifles assault rifles do so because they fear us assaulting them with our rifles for what they are doing to us and our civilization.
      They must know something those who are naysayers on showing up might not get.
      Something showing up gets you.
      So instead of bitching and whinging, show up then, then you can talk the talk because you walked the walk.
      But even better, is when you show up it is your action in doing so legitimizes and qualifies, and in solidarity quantifies the legitimacy of our cause and our voices. Highest of all virtues and objectives it is the act that matters, the act is what counts now. Talking has reached it’s nadir, talking will never loose it’s intrinsic value, but we are in a new stage now. Showing up is what matters most.
      The next stage is self explanatory. By showing up your are prepared for the change over to the next level in ways only showing up grants.

      There’s another thing you would miss if you did not show up.
      A lady had this on her sign. God gives us rights. Man gives us laws.
      It was a real eye opener, kept seeing Ladies who where very gregarious, they where attractive in a certain way that was different from norms of the day, they where gregarious and affectionate in a most jovial but highly feminine way, I’m walking around thinking about this particular Lady, she is by herself and making comments to everyone walking by at the center of an intersection, so I turned back walked by again and nodded, quipped it’s really nice to be here wouldn’t you say, her grin got larger, and she started laughing, I laughed with her and kept hoofing it. Got to maybe figuring out was going on, this woman felt safe, she was surrounded by real, hard, prudent men who she could be safe among, who would never hurt her, who would no doubt have a hundred protectors and avengers if she was assaulted. A real American Woman, with codes and virtue, might a matriarch, and she was having the time of her life and stood there in her own way actualizing how she felt among all these dangerous hard men.
      It was a revelation and summed up the whole rally to me.
      We Won already. It was inevitable, it always was so, only we are all deliberately so isolated thru a myriad of social engineering tricks or cons and brainwashed 24-7-365 that we seem to be alone and disenfranchised, that we are somehow toxic, and I’m walking around in all this warm armed goodness and it hits me we became not a legion of free armed men separated by the manufactured hate and derision the contempt of the day, we are A Legion of Men who will never be denied. That lady was bathing in that aura of safety and security. Maybe she was aroused, her femenin was aroused that here she was and all these swinging dicks armed to the fucking teeth really turned on her femaleness. Know what I’m saying? Real Woman Loves Her Some Real Men and she was drinking in all the shitlord surrounding her. She was very attractive in a lovely mature way about it. Like that’s a classy broad who will keep the faith with you and hump your arse off, make you a sammich, and it would all be a matter of honoring her protector because he is. Old fashioned? Corny? Romantic? Chivalry? Whatever it is it was a great part of the day for me. Maybe A Legion of Ladie’s is out there too. Fits, makes perfect sense.

      • Howdy Mtnforgege,
        “It was the greatest thing imaginable to show up and bath in the beauty of being in the company of so many armed to the fucking teeth fellow Patriots.You have to show up to experience the awesomeness of 26,000 armed and other wise totally defiant shitlords and shitladies.”

        Agreed that you had a productive and instructive personal and social con-fab there with others in Richmond. Glad that it went well with NO bad incidents or experiences.

        What, however was objectively accomplished in realspace to make ‘Commrade Ralphie’ and his cohort to stop doing bad things and straighten up and fly right per ‘The Bill of RIghts’ vis-a-vis their previous and recent actions?

        Not mocking you or others that were there; putting forth a completely rational question regarding ’cause and effect’.

        NorthGunner – The Truth Is It’s OWN Defense!

  2. I think it’s important to start out by saying thank you. First, to God, for a safe day. I haven’t even read about anyone being injured by accident. 

    We should also thank our host, CA, for all of his work leading up to and during this event. He collected information from several sources with different perspectives. He took the opinions and intelligence that he believed to be helpful and posted them for the readers. Then he spent time and money preparing and traveling to another state and posted live updates on unfolding proceedings. All of this, for free, with zero expenses defrayed by the readership. There’s not even a donate button anywhere on this site. He kept a level head and encouraged each person to use his best judgement. Thanks for being who you are and doing what you do, CA.

    Lastly, thanks to everyone who made the trip, helped each other, stayed calm, and sent the message. The other side badly wanted to see some awful headlines, but you denied them that.  The man from Alabama used to speak about the book he was writing as being a “useful dire warning.” Whatever happens now, the infringers in Richmond will not be able to say that they weren’t warned peacefully. Thank you.

  3. Matt Bracken

    I left this comment on today’s American Partisan essay titled “Refections on the Richmond Rally” by Historian. I think it’s a good starting point for my own ideas on this AAR thread.
    https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/01/guest-post-reflections-on-the-richmond-rally-by-historian/
    * * * *
    The IRA fighting song One Shot Paddy was referenced, here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGOa6r0RgHA

    I agree totally with Historian’s IRA/Ulster to Patriots/Virginia comparison, and wrote about it here a few weeks ago:
    THE 2020 VIRGINIA SHOWDOWN
    https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/01/the-2020-virginia-showdown/

    With pre-crime Red Flag laws looming in Virginia and other states, the results of the intelligence collecting bonanza by the feds in Richmond last Monday remain to be seen. The new FBI SAC, David Archey, lately Mueller’s lead investigator, is a domestic counterintelligence guru and rising star in the bureau. It must be assumed that all of the patriots in Richmond have had their faces scanned, automobile licenses scanned, and cell phone information collected for social network analysis and future mischief….if that matters.

    Much of the future leadership (as well as rank and file) of any Virginia armed resistance was likely present in Richmond, and in short order, Team Tyranny will have done their SNA work and have all of their relationships mapped out. In that sense, Richmond was a undoubtedly a big success for Big Brother, even if this is not appreciated today. How that FLEA intel bonanza will balance against the morale and propaganda victory by Team Freedom on Monday remains to be known.
    * * * *

    The above comment was dropped on the AP piece an hour ago. Below is new to WRSA.

    I wrote my Richmond Buffalo Jump piece 2 weeks before the event on January 7, and it was meant to serve as a warning about the very bad terrain and chances of going sideways in various manners. But the piece was also meant as a warning to local, state and federal LE about what could go wrong if they mishandled the event. In order for the piece to rise to the attention of LE, it had to get traction in the 2A community first. That’s why I brought in the Twin Peaks TX biker / SWAT comparison, and that’s why I mentioned the new Richmond FBI SAC David Archey by name. You can bet it got around.

    I also said, long before the event, that plenty of chain link fencing would be going up, and that’s exactly what happened. Did my AP Buffalo Jump piece have anything to do with the extremely careful and well thought out LE reaction on Monday? Who knows. Maybe. Maybe not. But the piece was not only written to our side as a warning not to be an unthinking herd animal, but also as a warning to LE that they would be held responsible for any preventable violence that occurred on their watch. And for it to be read by LE shot callers, it had to widely discussed on our side first, and it was.

    In the week before the event, I held back and just observed, my Buffalo Jump warning out there and done. After that, everybody could make their own choice with eyes wide open.

    Fencing off the Capitol Square perimeter worked to our advantage, with 7,000 unarmed 2A supporters inside, and 20,000 or so outside, many armed. There was no violence, a great time was had by all, and it was a morale and propaganda victory for our side.

    But unless you are naive, it was also an intel collection victory by Team Tyranny, with much of Virginia’s future resistance leadership mapped out by FLEA social network analysis based on face, license, cell phone and in many cases weapon scanning all in one place on one day. That was a gift to the feds. How that unintended gift will balance against the morale and propaganda victory of January 20, only time will tell.

    • “In the week before the event, I held back and just observed, my Buffalo Jump warning out there and done. After that, everybody could make their own choice with eyes wide open.”

      https://banned.video/watch?id=5e17b7d5f3bc27001d825d56

      InfidelinaKilt – 11 days ago
      The time is now to make a stand Matt, either you stand up with us or you will be considered the enemy. Join or Die, those are the 2 choices you have.

      RealMattBracken – 11 days ago
      Yeah, sure. Go ahead and stampede off the cliff, you stupid buffalo. You are too dumb to know you are being baited into galloping toward a manufactured, deliberate disaster that will set the cause of supporting the 2nd Amd back for years to come.

      • Matt Bracken

        So you pulled that quote, and guess what? It was from 11 days ago. Thanks for making my point.

        • It’s a reminder that your (post-Richmond) pretentious claims of genteel and respectful discourse, with differing comments and opinions (pre-Richmond) is patently and irrevocable BS. Moreover, your fear mongering ops. served to directly facilitate the FBI’s (the wholly POS FBI) fabricated 11th hour “arrest” of Nazee’s and white supremacists, which helped to back the police state moves of the communist shitbag, Governor Coonman.
          Thanks for making, MY POINT.

          • Matt Bracken

            Oh, yeah, now I’m behind the FBI arresting neo-Nazis.
            That’s how powerful and important I am, in your imagination!
            Nice fantasy land you live in, Mr. Anonymous Hero. And I’ll repeat what I mentioned to Hedge above:
            >>>DMV Gringo: who the fuck appointed YOU our party commissar, or Gestapo boss, you anonymous brave guy keyboard kommando koward?
            And spare me the heartstrings about doxing or self-outing. If you are so naive that you don’t understand that every time the FLEAs down in the local fusion center click on your screen name, your driver’s license photo and bio info back to your birth certificate doesn’t pop up, you are really too naive to be in this game. (And if you think a commercial VPN solves that, well, that’s even funnier. Who do you think subsidized the VPNs, to pull in more suckers?)<<<

        • Anyone who criticizes anonymity knows nothing, pornstache.

    • Another thing to do: Push the Orange Man to put a stop to this stuff:

      Breaking: FEDS ran the so-called “white supremacist” group tied to VA Governor’s false claim that gun owners would stage armed assault on capitol in Richmond
      https://www.newstarget.com/2020-01-21-feds-ran-so-called-white-supremacist-group-virginia.html

    • I really appreciate what you did with the area study. It was a great write-up and the points you made about the battlespace were excellent. Thanks for taking the time to do that-logical analyses like that are much needed.

      • Matt Bracken

        Thanks Berglander. Did you see anybody else posting maps and sat photos of downtown Richmond or Capitol Square 2 weeks before the event? None that I noticed.

        • Nope. I didn’t either. Bracken added value to everyones’ situational awareness with his analysis.

          Some of us know what it’s like to bury young people and want to avoid that at almost all cost. It tends to bias our advice to the same.

          BTW, why did everyone walk out through one path in a slow shuffle instead of utilizing the other three or four exits? I was cringing at that shit.

  4. Martel's Hammer

    Matt, who usually is spot on, blew this one. That’s OK, we love him anyway! Years ago I stood on the capitol steps in Hartford, carrying a pistol with the CCDL before the CT unconstitutional laws were passed post-Sandy Hook. Entirely peaceful, the state troopers were very helpful and of course, we picked up any trash afterward…..exactly like Richmond. Ended up voting with my feet for the American Redoubt.

    Sure there were snipers on all the high points but the ANTIFA did not appear like most bully’s when confronted, they back down.

    While impressive the Richmond protest will not deter the Gun Grabbers at all…they will pass those unconstitutional laws but what Richmond did do was show it is safe to protest and that 2A supporters are not alone.

    This is just the beginning and hopefully will remain peaceful. Time to get in the streets and have more “European” blockade type protests. Non-Destructive but blocking of highways, bridges, train tracks etc with tractors, trucks etc. Actively withdraw your consent.

  5. I’ve seen a lot about how bad it was for all those folks to attend the rally because the JBTs could do a whole lot of HUMINT and other-INT gathering on them (because of course they have no other ways of collecting any data about private citizens who might oppose them). However:
    In the category of “Things done right – Other folks”, an acquaintance of mine sent at least three separate ELINT packages into the rally space, and I cannot believe he was the only one. And there were no doubt many students of Samuel Culper there in person as well. That “gathering *INT” thing goes both ways.

    Anyway, it’s not like it’s some kind of big secret that a large portion of the VA public oppose the tyranny Blackface Coonman and his cronies want to impose. The JBTs might have been able to add a few people to their lists, and maybe tie some names to faces, but seriously, the whole point of the rally was to stand up and be counted. Coonman et al has access to Fusion centers and other avenues leading back to the NSA data troves, so they no doubt had a lot of the attendees on lists already.

    The attendees might not have been able to change the course of the ill-advised legislation being pushed on VA, but they made certain things clear nonetheless:

    They showed in no uncertain terms that there is a large contingent of well-armed private citizens willing to stand up and be counted; to “come off the porch”, so to speak. If even a tenth of those who attended are willing to actively resist the government, Coonman and his buddies have a real problem.

    They showed that while they were willing to be polite for now, and try to get the government to see the error of its ways and walk back their push, they had numbers on their side if needed. I am sure it was not lost on the PD surrounding the Capitol building that, had they wanted to, the crowd could have easily pulled down the fence and marched into the Capitol and the PD would not have been able to stop them.

    Finally, the crowd showed that if nothing else, the firearms community is not the mob of uneducated, knuckledragging mouhtbreathers the Left loves to portray them as, and that the people being unreasonable were in the building, not out on the streets.

    In the past, especially during the Obama Junta, it was often suggested that there be a large rally on the Mall where people carried signs declaring “We came unarmed THIS TIME”. Well, the rally in VA sent the message that “We let you off easy, THIS TIME”

  6. robroysimmons

    Do any of you have pretensions that you are nothing more than second class citizens in the USA?

    • No. But thanks for making me feel better…..didn’t know I rated that highly.

      • Gringo, you don’t!.

        Dirt

        • SemperFi, 0321

          Hey Dirk, how’d the surgery go? You doing alright?

          • Thanks for asking, I’m fine, pains starting to subside. I’m doing 100s, no 1000’s of kettle bell reps 5/10 pounds only, to keep my upper back muscles loosened up. Hot/ cold, I feel like I’m healing ahead of the standard time.

            Post op stuff went well down here in Reno, I’m back next Sunday for further post op Nero stuff.

            Got word about an hour ago, one of my old navy roommates and another Master Chief were killed today in Texas. They were both heavily involved in the old Navy jet refereed to as the A-3 Whale. Our squadron used these for carrier ops. I was on the EP-3 side.

            Anyway they had just hauled spare AC parts down to Corpus to deliver to the USS Lexington. We’re headed home to Dallas when a big rig crossed the center line impacting Mark Swisher and a Mast Chief, whom I did not know.

            Some here may recognize Mark Swishers name as he was a heavy hitter in the F-22 program from inception. Overall project manager. A dam good man.

            While we only recently rekindled our relationship, from ROTA Spain in the early 80s, He was considering stopping by Carole and my home, while visiting Crater Lake which is in my back yard, this summer.

            RIP Brother.

            Dirk Williams

  7. THINGS DONE RIGHT
    Personal: None. I was not there.

    Other folks: At a minimum, at least 25,000 (mostly armed) citizens, unswayed by fear mongering and an overwhelming police state presence (and advantage) to give a hearty (albeit symbolic) ‘pluck yew’ to treasonous fedgov shitbags at the Richmond level, entrenched in their hubris inside the capitol building. Unfortunately, it’s ALL that the overwhelming majority of citizens loyal to our Republic, the God given birthright of individual freedom and natural law can muster at this time. Unfortunately.

    THINGS DONE WRONG

    Personal: I was not there.

    Other folks: As usual……the LARPing.

    THINGS TO BE DONE BETTER NEXT TIME

    Personal: Be there when it counts…..and Monday counted.

    Other folks: For the love of God, stop LARPing! Flush your headgear of the Cuckservative Inc, GOP cucking, Republican party/Uniparty voting, Boomer cuck/Boomer Fudd retardation, NRA humping.

  8. The diversity of the crowd was STAGGERING and I think it was the most powerful/effective aspect of the event and something the enemy took notice of. Out of 25K folks, there only a 100 to 150 militia types toting long guns and in full battle rattle thankfully. Of course, that was who all the reporters and photographers followed around and reported on widely. The remaining 24, 850 folks looked like John Q citizen. The militia types were definitely a distraction and not helpful. Alex Jones in an armored vehicle was a buffoon and a distraction. Anything or anybody feeding the gun nut stereotype was/is not helpful as it feeds the gun controllers narrative. I think all the smart keyboard generals hyping the buffalo jump meme helped tamp down the numbers of the deep state/stingray boogaloo enthusiasts, which helped a great deal. Next year it needs to start later to give folks more times to get there. Congratulations VCDL !!

  9. One more brief thought: As some Commie said long ago, “Quantity has a quality all its own”. The rally brought the equivalent of more than two fully-populated combat divisions to the table (assuming an attendance of 25000), with a much higher tooth-to-tail ratio than an actual Army division. That kind of manpower, even if a lot of it is a bit slower and less fit than an actual Army division, should give anyone pause.

  10. The Media, the de facto leader of the American Left, didn’t describe the rally-goers as “2A/Firearm Supporters.” No, not at all. Instead this Fifth Column scum screeched across the airwaves and print space that this was an assemblage of “White Nationalists” and “White Supremacists.” The Left wants your guns – that’s no longer in question. But what they REALLY want is your destruction. Your extinction. They want to obliterate you and everything you believe in from The Brown Utopia.

    What are you willing to do to save you and yours from this assault? The Rally, effective or not, at least made the statement that there’s a good chance we won’t board the cattle cars without a fight.

  11. What went right? (1) Good turnout despite many staying home due to the naysayers.
    (2) Smart move to have assigned teams to photo/video and eventually dox those from the antifa buses.

    What went wrong? (1) The focus on “Coonman” instead of the puppetmaster/financier, Bloomberg. (2) Failure to confront Bloomberg’s puppets (Everytown, “Moms,” Democrat legislators) locally.

    What to do better? (1) “Ac-cen-tu-ate the positive, E-lim-in-ate the negative.”

    (2) Notwithstanding the DEEP DENIAL regarding the (((source))) of our woes, we must unmask the puppetmasters/financiers/instigators. (((They))) will work against us until (((they))) are made very visible and very uncomfortable.

    http://judaism.is/disarming-goyim.html

    AND…before the usual defenders of Satan’s chosen blab off, address the evidence:

    Michael Bloomberg Blocks Video Of Him Recommending Disarming Young Black Males
    Bloomberg demanded the Aspen Institute not publish video of him talking about how young black males needed to be disarmed, and if you had to, you “throw them up against the wall and frisk them.”
    “We basically honor the wishes of our speakers and Mayor Bloomberg preferred that we not use the video for broadcast,” Jim Spiegelman, chief external affairs officer for the Aspen Institute told The Aspen Times.”
    https://www.aspentimes.com/news/michael-bloomberg-blocks-footage-of-aspen-institute-appearance/
    https://dailycaller.com/2015/02/13/michael-bloomberg-blocks-video-of-pro-gun-control-talk-from-being-published/

    Everytown’s Finances
    https://www.pagunblog.com/2020/01/08/everytowns-finances/

    Grofman and Bloomberg want Virginians Guns
    Neither are elected and both are…yes, we noticed.
    https://identitydixie.com/2019/11/06/the-un-elected-californian-who-engineered-virginias-permanent-democrat-majority/

    Bloomberg-Bought Dems in Virginia Try to Ban Most Guns
    http://www.intellectualconservative.com/bloomberg-bought-dems-in-virginia-try-to-ban-most-guns/

    Bloomberg Buys Virginia: Legislature Flips Blue, Path Cleared for Gun Control Laws
    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/bloomberg-buys-virginia-legislature-flips-blue-path-cleared-for-gun-control-laws/

    Bloomberg’s Got an Anti-Gun Court Packing Agenda
    “New York Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is … promising to pack the Supreme Court with ‘pro-gun control judges” if he were elected president.…Of course, Bloomberg also supports a slew of other Second Amendment restrictions. Bloomberg gun control-wish list includes requiring every gun buyer be issued a Department of Justice-endorsed permit to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms, enacting a federal age-based gun ban for adults under 21, repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that blocks baseless lawsuits intended to bankrupt the gun industry and banning the private transfer of firearms.”
    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/12/bloombergs-got-an-anti-gun-court-packing-agenda/

    Note: Has Bloomberg ever told a Jew to kill her baby? https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/16/michael-bloomberg-told-pregnant-employee-to-kill-it-past-lawsuit-alleges/

    Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group just vastly outspent the NRA to help Democrats win in Virginia
    A gun-control lobbying group funded largely by billionaire Michael Bloomberg just helped Democrats take over the state government in Virginia – right in the National Rifle Association’s backyard.… it may also be a tipping point in the money battle over gun rights. Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control advocacy group that the former New York mayor helps fund, spent $2.5 million this year to influence voters in Virginia versus approximately $300,000 by the NRA, which has its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/06/mike-bloombergs-gun-control-outspends-nra-helps-democrats-win-virginia.html

    Jewess encourages lying to disarm Americans
    “If you’re going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected — then take the guns away,” she said. “Don’t tell them ahead of time.”
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/joy-behars-guns-second-amendment

    Bloomberg’s Gun Control Apparatus Lies to Virginia’s Gun Owners in Election Mailing
    “…But no one should be surprised. Bloomberg and Everytown have a well-established history of bending or ignoring the truth, one even the legacy media cannot always ignore.”
    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/11/bloombergs-gun-control-apparatus-lies-to-virginias-gun-owners-in-election-mailing/

    Bloomberg Ad Makes Wildly Misleading Claim: 263 School Shootings ‘Since Trump Took Office’
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/bloomberg-ad-makes-wildly-misleading-claim-263-school-shootings-since-trump-took-office

    etc., etc. etc.

  12. What did I personally do right,stayed away as not a Virginian or even border neighbor,encouraged local folks to keep stocking up even though we are in a firearm friendly area(for the moment).

    I may not always agree with Matt or Aesop(or many other writers),yet,will read what they have to say and consider it,they have both put out information that I have found helpful to meself and others along with many others,would be silly for any to close thier minds to all info. due to disagreeing with some in my opinion,but tis just my opinion and we all know about opinions!

    Fighting for or keeping freedoms takes on many fronts and many different ways,I encourage all of them.

  13. Saul T. Cracker

    Good source of lefty training material. Worth your time and consideration. There are 4-5 .pdf documents.

    https://ruckus.org/training-manuals/the-action-strategy-guide/

  14. I caught a whiff of something I haven’t seen in thirty years guys and it buoyed my spirits, big time. When the usual shit birds stop being assholes and start pulling their weight it’s an amazing thing, I saw that headed east to the gulf back then and I saw it here in the past weeks. A few guys stepped on their own dicks, and then most of them manned up and set it right, that was first class, too.
    This was a big propaganda and morale win. I’ve been lurking on four Chan /pol for a couple years now and the level of demoralizing, hopelessness and minimizing of efforts type posting went through the roof. The tell is that the attempts at demoralizing only got more shrill and frantic after the rally. This event needed to happen and the results were about as good as could be expected. They didn’t like it. They couldn’t control it. It shows them, undeniably, their own mortality.
    Guys, you’re on the fucking list. You’re a veteran. You’ve bought a fishing license. You used a credit card at Bass Pro Shops. Hell, these days all you have to be is non-ethnic. You are already on the list, so fuck it. I don’t mean be a foaming idiot and run amok, but I am asking you to stand and live your life and don’t be deterred by things that are unavoidable. Like I was. I should have driven to the rally and went, but I listened to the cacophony of doubt and then piled excuses on top of that and talked myself right out of it.
    To all who stood, well done.

  15. DWEEZIL THE WEASEL

    I still believe the most effective tactic for the Virginians would be a county-by-county secession into West Virginia. If it is okay with the West Virginia legislature(and why wouldn’t it be?), that little state could pick up some probably much needed tax revenue. More importantly, it would be spitting in the eyes of the Marxist Midget and his useful idiots in the VA statehouse. Bleib ubrig.

    • The rally was marvelous, a great success and…know that the dem gun grabbers will still push through the anti-gun legislation as fast and furiously as they can because they can and because time is of the essence. Bloomberg and Soros control the purse strings and spend lavishly to push the agenda and there are enough braindead useful idiots out there to go along with it. No resting on laurels allowed. Bask briefly and then know that the bastards will come back with even more fervor and fury.

      The video circulating about the cops showing up at a man’s house because…the indication that they believed he was reconnoitering with bad intent was most telling. They were setting him up, giving him a taste of what lay ahead. They knew him, had all his personals and that can be said of everyone. Fuck them, do not communicate with them, tell them to leave. Then, be prepared for hut hut hutting …

      Don’t know the answers here, just know that the enemy is relentless and will not give up and there are millions out there who will side with them. I found it lovely to read about mtnforge’s ode to the matriarchial freedom loving lady. We are out there but we are shouted out by the pussy hatted braindead females who, truth be told, are scared witless of real men and will do what they can to neuter or destroy them. These females are legion, ignorant and easily manipulated…

  16. Vigilantcitizen

    Feel the need here to point out that what Aesop posted before and after the rally is no where near what Matt posted. Matt was absolutely right.

    Matt merely pointed out the inherent danger involved had that fenced in kill box been packed with unarmed protesters. By the grace of God, that did not happen. By the grace of God that kill box remained sparsely populated and was surrounded by nearly two divisions worth of armed patriots ensuring the safety of those inside.

    Ive followed Matt online since I joined free republic in Nov. 2001. Twice Ive been to Jacksonville for work with an open invite to meet up with him in the flesh. Sadly, both times work turned into a screaming clusterfuck so I did not get a chance to climb up to the crows nest on his vessel and snap a pic.

    Of all the time I’ve followed him, he has been an ardent patriot without question. Never disrespectful. Never using terms like fucktard to describe his fellow patriots. All I’ve ever seen him do is tirelessly grind for our cause. Tirelessly grind against jackboot lickers on threads involving both Waco’s, police shooting things they shouldnt, etc.

    Y’all free to think what you want, but I’m gonna stand beside my navy brother.

  17. I think both Matt and Aesop only focused on the most dangerous course of action and ignored the most likely course of action. I’ve also received zero evidence that there was any remote collection of cell phone data. As a sigint guy I know a bit about that and there are actual physical indicators that weren’t present.

    • A couple of people I’m connected to, who were on the ground there, reported multiple “temporary” cell towers mounted on trailers; at least some of those almost certainly were Stingray systems rather than just additional capacity added by the TelCos.

    • Richmond is a whole 25 minutes by air from D.C.
      Did you know about the fedgov U-28 aircraft circling over the area the week of, at FL140?
      And Stingray fits in a briefcase. (And that was the one from 5 years ago.)

      What you don’t see can hurt you.

    • Matt Bracken

      Jake, as a “sigint guy,” you should not be so naive.

  18. What went right? (1) Good turnout despite many staying home due to the naysayers.
    (2) Smart move to have assigned teams to photo/video and eventually dox those from the antifa buses.

    What went wrong? (1) The focus on “Coonman” instead of the puppetmaster/financier, Bloomberg. (2) Failure to confront Bloomberg’s puppets (Everytown, “Moms,” Democrat legislators) locally—where there are NO chain fences. Batches of letters dropped at front doors

    What to do better? (1) “Ac-cen-tu-ate the positive, E-lim-in-ate the negative.”

    (2) Notwithstanding the DEEP DENIAL regarding the (((source))) of our woes, we must unmask the puppetmasters/financiers/instigators. (((They))) will work against us until (((they))) are made very visible and very uncomfortable.

    Evidence below.

  19. Evidence in support of my thesis:
    http://judaism.is/disarming-goyim.html

    Michael Bloomberg Blocks Video Of Him Recommending Disarming Young Black Males
    Bloomberg demanded the Aspen Institute not publish video of him talking about how young black males needed to be disarmed, and if you had to, you “throw them up against the wall and frisk them.”
    “We basically honor the wishes of our speakers and Mayor Bloomberg preferred that we not use the video for broadcast,” Jim Spiegelman, chief external affairs officer for the Aspen Institute told The Aspen Times.”
    https://www.aspentimes.com/news/michael-bloomberg-blocks-footage-of-aspen-institute-appearance/
    https://dailycaller.com/2015/02/13/michael-bloomberg-blocks-video-of-pro-gun-control-talk-from-being-published/

    Everytown’s Finances
    https://www.pagunblog.com/2020/01/08/everytowns-finances/

    Grofman and Bloomberg want Virginians Guns
    Neither are elected and both are…yes, we noticed.
    https://identitydixie.com/2019/11/06/the-un-elected-californian-who-engineered-virginias-permanent-democrat-majority/

    Bloomberg-Bought Dems in Virginia Try to Ban Most Guns
    http://www.intellectualconservative.com/bloomberg-bought-dems-in-virginia-try-to-ban-most-guns/

    Bloomberg Buys Virginia: Legislature Flips Blue, Path Cleared for Gun Control Laws
    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/bloomberg-buys-virginia-legislature-flips-blue-path-cleared-for-gun-control-laws/

    Bloomberg’s Got an Anti-Gun Court Packing Agenda
    “New York Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is … promising to pack the Supreme Court with ‘pro-gun control judges” if he were elected president.…Of course, Bloomberg also supports a slew of other Second Amendment restrictions. Bloomberg gun control-wish list includes requiring every gun buyer be issued a Department of Justice-endorsed permit to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms, enacting a federal age-based gun ban for adults under 21, repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that blocks baseless lawsuits intended to bankrupt the gun industry and banning the private transfer of firearms.”
    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/12/bloombergs-got-an-anti-gun-court-packing-agenda/

    Note: Has Bloomberg ever told a Jew to kill her baby? https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/16/michael-bloomberg-told-pregnant-employee-to-kill-it-past-lawsuit-alleges/

    Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group just vastly outspent the NRA to help Democrats win in Virginia
    A gun-control lobbying group funded largely by billionaire Michael Bloomberg just helped Democrats take over the state government in Virginia – right in the National Rifle Association’s backyard.… it may also be a tipping point in the money battle over gun rights. Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control advocacy group that the former New York mayor helps fund, spent $2.5 million this year to influence voters in Virginia versus approximately $300,000 by the NRA, which has its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/06/mike-bloombergs-gun-control-outspends-nra-helps-democrats-win-virginia.html

    Jewess encourages lying to disarm Americans
    “If you’re going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected — then take the guns away,” she said. “Don’t tell them ahead of time.”
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/joy-behars-guns-second-amendment

    Bloomberg’s Gun Control Apparatus Lies to Virginia’s Gun Owners in Election Mailing
    “…But no one should be surprised. Bloomberg and Everytown have a well-established history of bending or ignoring the truth, one even the legacy media cannot always ignore.”
    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/11/bloombergs-gun-control-apparatus-lies-to-virginias-gun-owners-in-election-mailing/

    Bloomberg Ad Makes Wildly Misleading Claim: 263 School Shootings ‘Since Trump Took Office’
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/bloomberg-ad-makes-wildly-misleading-claim-263-school-shootings-since-trump-took-office

    etc., etc. etc.

  20. Right:
    You got a lot of people there.
    (It sure ain’t nothing, but be real: by itself, it ain’t much, either.
    22,000? Okay. Nifty. Four words: small college football game.)
    None of them hurt themselves.
    None of them hurt anyone else.
    None of them got hurt.
    They weren’t afraid of the cold.
    They’re motivated.
    They rooted out one low-IQ Antifidiot.
    All of these are definite plusses in the grand scheme.
    That’s about it.

    Wrong:
    Showing up knowing you wouldn’t do anything but showing up.
    No real objective, besides just showing up.
    No leadership.
    No real co-ordination with…anyone.
    No real planning.
    No way to exploit or leverage their personnel strength or advantages, beforehand nor on-the-fly on the day of.
    No tie-ins/liaison for individuals/groups within counties, between counties, statewide, or outside VA. Then, now, or next week.
    No control of their message, neither individually nor corporately, beyond “Guns are good, and we like them.”
    No control over people who ignored the “no camo” guideline, nor any other do’s and don’ts put out.
    No media plan.
    No legal plan.
    No medical plan.
    No intelligence prior to. (Bracken did more in two posts than 22,000 people did all month.)
    No intelligence during, as far as anyone has noted.
    No counter-intelligence prior to, nor during. (You have no idea how many people amongst the herd were Antifa, media, LEOs, or anybody else. Most people were never told and never thought to leave cell phones at home for this, let alone get a burner phone. Egads! Perish the thought! Or any ten other things you could have accomplished with between two eyeballs to 22,000 pairs of eyes, and their phone cameras.)
    No plans on utilizing however many people showed up.
    No planning for contingencies, good, bad, or indifferent.
    No forward planning, for afterwards.
    No logistical plan, other than some busses.
    No logistical support in any way beyond some busses.
    No personnel support (water, food, medical, legal, liaison).
    No intel support.
    No security plan, other than hope, and reliance on a merciful deity.
    No training or planning support.
    No support staff to run any of that non-existent support. (Hey, at least they were consistent.)

    This was “leaderless resistance” on display. You got a mob.
    A large, nice, polite, clean, well-behaved, and heavily-armed mob.
    But a mob, nonetheless. With even less idea of what they were about, on average, than the Sharks and the Jets in a Broadway play.

    Do Better:
    Figure out what you’re trying to accomplish.
    (“Next” would be good, but this should really begin with “ever”.)
    Figure out what the best way(s) to achieve that are, that do something actually constructive beyond just showing up.
    Figure out whether the drawbacks to those ways outweigh the potential gains.
    Fix all the things you did wrong, above.
    Every time.
    Until it becomes reflex.
    Down to the county level.
    Gather the means, resources, intelligence, planning, and personnel to achieve your objectives.
    Be ready to exploit things to the next two or three steps, if things go well.
    Be ready to deal with things if they don’t go well, or turn to total crap.

    Other than being pretty aimless and purposeless, it was fine.
    Aimed at doing nothing, hit a bullseye.

    If you want to make just surviving this without disaster “successful”, okay, it was.
    That bar is so flat to the ground you can’t see daylight under it with a microscope.

    My standards of success are somewhat higher than that, considering what was at risk, but it’s a free country.

    Some people want to call that big, beautiful, heavily-armed and well-behaved mob “brave”.

    Okay, if you want, do that.

    But you can’t do that, without admitting that the risks (not “certainty“, for the low-IQ maroons who’ll knee-jerk pile-on a second after this gets posted) of danger or disaster were therefore huge, exactly as laid out.
    If somebody told you this was absolutely a slam-dunk bloodbath, guaranteed, they were wrong. If somebody told you the risks of that were great, they were spot on. Reading comprehension: still a thing.

    If there was nothing risked, there was therefore nothing brave.
    Choose wisely.

    And you certainly don’t get to call “just showing up” brave and simultaneously claim there was no massive risk of a media and/or personal disaster.
    Unless showing up to the state capitol lawn on a holiday weekend is your idea of brave. Tourists to Disney World and Six Flags and the local mall would probably disagree with you.

    So most of the lingering butthurt is self-destroyed at that point.
    Respect the blog host, and save your rants in reply.
    Move on.

    And if you can’t even get your own narrative right, why would you expect anyone else to do so?

    • Disagree. Surprised, A-sop?

      Your micro-managment is doomed to fail at this stage.

      In attempting the micro-management you propose now, you will be out-spied, out-planned, out-spent, out-infiltrated, mis-led, and out-of-luck. You cannot beat the Red Coats by LARPing as a Red Coat.

      At this stage, you hold no “ground,” so amorphous “mobs” (to use your disparaging verbiage) and lone wolves make more sense.

      Besides, your narrative is AFU’d. You won’t even name your most organized and well-financed enemy. That makes you part of the problem, not a solution.

      • Not surprised, Al.
        Actually, props to pointing out the Soros angle.
        Not so much though the harping on them.

        I didn’t suggest micro-managing.
        I suggested micro-planning.
        “Planning is worthless. But the planning process is invaluable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
        I’ma go with the guy who planned D-Day over a bunch of clowns who never thought about farther than their shoelaces.
        It’s good that nothing disastrous happened, but if it had, the total dearth of even thinking that far ahead would have guaranteed this wouldn’t have been just an epic clusterfuck, it would have been a biblical one.

        Also, mad props to CA for taking his IFAK. You could probably have counted the number of FAK on-site Monday on your fingers, for 22K people.

        Thanks to CA for jogging a couple more I forgot:

        Wrong:
        No comms plan.
        No PACE comms.
        No exfil plans in the event of anything spicy or simply annoying.
        No comms support.
        No exfil support.
        (Just for openers, did even CA, or most of the other folks there, have the slightest idea where the nearest ER, and the nearest trauma center were, maps/directions, etc., just in case? How about the nearest bailbondsman? And so it goes…)

        They’re so lucky they didn’t unlock the biblical level of Clusterfuck, it begs the patience of a merciful deity.

        T-fat, I can understand.
        His misanthropic hopes for a massive culling were most cruelly thwarted by happenstance.

  21. THINGS DONE RIGHT

    Personal:
    Going: Lots of reasons not to go, including fear of dying/being crippled. Much mental twisting about to find honorable path. At end, a barren bachelor had no honorable choice other than going, wading in, and doing my job.
    Gear: Went in clean (normal city gear, except for IFAK and spare shears/TQ/Izzy) plus cell + backup batt, as intended to get Killbox Qualified. Too many people already volunteering for the cage, but would have gone clean here anyway to minimize non-reporting hassles. Clothing was sufficient, but one reason some folks looked portly was clothing layers similar to mine (normal tee and shorts, longjohns, cargo pants, light cotton sweater, heavy hoody, heavy fleece, hat/gloves/scarf [HCS is super important for cold regulation], light compression sox, urban flyers).
    Comms: Knew cell service might be interrupted either by network congestion or OPFOR action. On walk in, saw big carrier COW (cell on wheels), figured all would be acceptable, and was (only issue was occasional minor upload delay). Contingent plan was to shoot pics, write copy, and move offsite to nearest working wifi; not needed this time.
    Parking: Rolled dice here, as was not in first wave and major garages were “full”/closed. Public lot parking turned out to be available < 0.5km from set. Contingent plan was to get nearest hotel parking.

    Other folks:
    Going: From the overall look of the crowds that I saw on the outer perimeter, the majority of these folks were not demonstration veterans. BZ to all who gumptioned up. Mass mattered.
    Smiling: Very positive energy in crowd; even if most will be heartbroken as things spice along, these people believed that they were doing something important AND fun.
    Friendliness: See above; very similar feel to the first tea party shindig in DC a decade ago. Lots in this hardcore space could benefit from this approach (why do quiet professionals recommend “https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034”?)
    Courage: Kudos to everyone who chose to defy Northam and support VCDL by submitting to the Killbox grope. Have asked 144.1 to consider a “KILLBOX QUALIFIED 01202020” patch. Update asap.
    Cops: Completely professional street officers, from my interactions and observations, whether VSP or Richmond P/D.

    THINGS DONE WRONG

    Personal:
    Comms: Silly for an Extra Class ham to go anywhere without a HT. Cool kids would run 6M, though all RF would be challenged by the tall buildings and reflective glass.
    Camera: Cellphone cams suck (for me). I need to get a fairly-priced DSLR w two lenses that can run vid as well. Suggestions?
    Footgear: Glorified sneakers are not an optimal choice, but heavy boots impair running away from danger. Suggestions for a lightweight but sturdy duty boot as augment to my current Danner Crater Rims/Afghani stompers?
    Lack of personnel support: Launched cold. Good friend thought I might be that stupid. He volunteered to be my POC/exfil coordinator. His lessons learned from that POV will be included in this post later.
    Decision not to recon set in advance: My op concept was “float like a leaf on the wind”. Real poetic, but I should have been better oriented to the game board either through physical recon or overhead imagery. NB that there is no way in hell either this step or the one above would ever have been skipped had I not been acting as a solo.
    Failure to walk the entire perimeter once on set: Though I oriented once in the outer perimeter to move with and through the crowds, completeness would have been better served to square the entire perimeter, if only to be able to say that I did.

    Other folks:
    Proper clothing: Lots of people in the outer perimeter either chose poorly or did not know how to dress properly for multi-hour, windy, sub-freezing, urban tower conditions.
    Aid stations: I am confident that if VCDL had asked, med-trained members of the crowd would have self-organized aid stations where injured could have been dragged for assessment/care/evac. Understand the omission, but it was a big lesson learned for me.
    Event radio network: Given the number of FRS and other HT radio clipped to people's gear, it would be a good FreeFor comms expert task to create (or use, if already done) a simple template for mass event network comms
    QRF: No indication that Team Good Guy had a QRF close but off prem, in case aid was needed.

    THINGS TO BE DONE BETTER NEXT TIME

    Personal:
    Recon
    Offsite support
    PACE comms/exfil plan

    Other folks:
    Better clothing
    Positive attitude with fallback plan
    Better wrestling with fear

    • “fairly-priced DSLR w two lenses that can run vid as well. Suggestions?”

      Actually a viewfinder, not DSLR. Extremely compact (like a box of .25 ACP). High res 20.1 Megapixels. 4K video. Does not have swappable lenses, but inherent 24-200mm equivalent is sufficient for most purposes: Sony RX100 VII
      https://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx100m7

      Caveat: NOT water-resistant. Ask a fisherman.

    • Pete, you and the boys did good, I’m proud of you all. God bless!.

      Dirt

    • Get Salomons. Best of the boot world, with the flexibility of an athletic shoe.

    • Thank you, this is helpful.

      Did you encounter any far left folks? I saw a group of about ten on a livestream carrying signs for revcom.us (revolutionary communism) and against white supremacy and Trump/Pence. They soon were escorted by a few cops who got between them and the rest of the crowd. Some yelling but nothing more.

      • Only possibles I saw were some (< 5) skinny young dudes in black (not blending in that crowd fosure) looking like the last girls in the county.

        Eyeswept them and dismissed.

  22. Trad America has enough enemies without making enemies of other Trad Americans.

    There is clearly a dispute about strategies and tactics in the discussion and execution of how to best retain our God given rights, but the goals of those in that dispute are the same – save what’s left of Trad America and rebuild.

    We are going to have to learn to hang together, or surely we will all hang apart.

    Agreeing to disagree, but continuing to work for shared goals is possible for the properly motivated. If the Marxists can find that ability I have to believe Trad Americans can too. People don’t need to like each other to work well together. If properly motivated to achieve the same goal, that is.

    Perhaps more focus on what exactly needs to be accomplished would be beneficial, so that alignment of strategies and tactics could also be assisted.

    Bear in mind here that Trad Americans are entirely dependent on grass roots efforts, not oligarch finance, and guv’ment and msm assistance.

    Patience is required as the grass roots form a lawn (preferably zoysia grass). This is what trial and error looks like. The only crime on anybody’s part is not learning and applying the learned lessons.

    What we are trying to save has consensus. How to best go about that needs debate.

    In the end, there is no reason more than a single set of strategies can’t be adopted, suiting the skill sets of those who support them – as long as the strategies are complementary. Say for example the peaceful protest, and the legislation in West Virginia to ‘adopt’ Virginian counties in opposition to the Richmond oligarch stronghold.

    Truth is we all need each other. Like it or not. We are, after all, all Deplorables.

  23. Do not forget: There is a march that occurs each year that is never adequately covered by the (((MSM))), dwarfs the recent one in Virginia, but is just as important, and is happening in two days.

    https://marchforlife.org/

      • OverMountainMan

        Al-

        Did I repair your Guns Group membership? If not, hit me up over yonder. Thanks.

        • Thank you. I appreciate the thought. I simply adopted a new sign-in. Management does seem more tolerant these days. What happened? Lots of folks in the group are speaking up about the previously unspoken problem.

          If you can’t answer here because the thread closes, don’t be shy to chat there. I am easy to spot 🙂

          • OverMountainMan

            What happened was the Gab re-start unplugged every other Group admin but yours truly. One senior admin hasn’t been seen since.

  24. 1) When screaming panic-mongers tell you to FEAR FEAR FEAR and run away and hide and stick your head in the sand, don’t listen to them. Bracken for example has a track record of doomsaying that never pans out. He sells books with the same line. I don’t believe he’s dishonest or has his heart in the wrong place. I do believe he has very poor judgement when it comes to anticipating events. (For whatever it’s worth, my own prediction for this event, made publicly two weeks prior, was “nothing will happen”. Take that for whatever it’s worth.)

    2) None of the “big internet names” I saw telling people to stay away had any connection to Virginia or any sense of what the mood on the ground was and is. They were talking totally out of their asses. When you want to know what’s going on locally, ask a local. Do not ask people thousands of miles away. Especially do not pay any attention to someone from thousands of miles away who airdrops into the topic and starts proclaiming unquestionable truths and viciously berating anybody who disagrees.

    3) It was contrary to the interests of every single party involved to have this turn violent. Antifa was going to be in the presence of tens of thousands of armed hostiles. 2A advocates needed to demonstrate discipline and good order on a national stage. The Richmond police and their various reinforcements 1) had the horrible example of the C’ville police and the motivation to demonstrate greater professionalism, 2) ARE in fact more professional, 3) have a track record across multiple prior years of being on good terms with VCDL and this specific event, 4) were significantly outgunned and knew it (which holds true for all police forces throughout VA, as well). The politicians needed to avoid triggering a full-on urban battle followed by violent revolt of 90% of the state. And finally, the crowd was largely ordinary Virginians representing an extremely common and widely-held view, not agitators trying to push an Overton window. This was NEVER going to turn violent and every single person claiming otherwise was demonstrating their cluelessness.

    Only the media and the panic-mongers had an interest in violence. They were precisely the ones with the least power over the situation. There’s a lesson there.

    • 4) Anybody who’s been in anything like this knows: it’s a HUGE morale boost. Napoleon’s maxim applies. It was an unquestioned success on the discipline-and-good-order front. It was an unquestioned success in terms of demonstrating that the right can put together a large, semi-organized operation involving thousands of rifles, and have it successfully execute the planned movements. It was an unquestioned propaganda success in that the very visible predictions and anticipation of violence by the media were very visibly proven wrong. It was an unquestioned success in terms of giving everybody present a big boost of energy and enthusiasm and the knowledge that, yes, there are tens of thousands of friends backing you up, and practically every single one holds the power of life and death in their hands, and you can trust every single one of them. It was an unmeasured success in terms of the unknown number of small and organized groups present within the crowd and operating according to their own priorities and goals.

      If/when the time comes when the armed civilians of North America are required to take on organized neo-bolshevik military and law enforcement, they’re not going to just jump into it cold. They’ll need to have had a track record of Doing Things. Little things. Like: today, our mission is to go to the park, walk around it three times, note number and positions of blue cars, and then break for lunch. Little things. Like: today, our mission is to walk our dogs and note which properties have what political signs. Little things. Like: today, our mission is to stick potatoes in the tailpipes of each of those military vehicles parked at – wait, what?

      Yeah. That doesn’t come out of nowhere. You need practice doing things, and you need confidence you and your friends can do it, and you need confidence that you HAVE friends to back you up. That’s the biggest thing something like this accomplishes: the knowledge that there’s at least twenty thousand people you can trust with a rifle to have your back. Not to mention the bus logistics and organization and all the rest of it, including the organizational failures observed – observed at NO cost save a bit of time. That’s extremely valuable information and would not have been easily obtained otherwise. It all adds up and it all counts.

      The demented screamers who insist nothing was gained are perfect keyboard commandos with no friends and no understanding of real human beings. When you see someone screaming at you that this was a waste of time and nothing was gained, you know that individual for either a deliberate saboteur – trying to vitiate the very real morale and organizational practice benefits gained from the event, and/or to prevent those benefits in the first place – or else a perfect and unquestionable fool.

      (In neither case should you argue with them.)

    • 5) Keep in mind the underlying argument being made: that if government becomes tyrannical, it is the right of the people to forcibly alter or abolish it, and that rifles in many hands is the primary means of doing so. That means war. War is to be avoided where possible, except if avoiding it results in worse circumstances. For all the people who thought about going, but didn’t: if you do not have the courage to put yourself in some hypothetical danger while exercising one constitutionally protected right in service of another – why in the world would you expect leftist politicians, or, indeed, anybody at all, to believe that you’d willingly employ violence against the government?

      Actions speak louder than words.

      6) Keeping in mind the previous point made regarding the underlying purpose: suppose, for a moment, that it had turned violent.

      So?

      Charlottesville turning violent was not a bad thing, except for Heather Heyer and James Holmes – the first because she was grossly obese with no drinking water on a hot day and died (according to the coroner’s report) of cardiac arrest and NOT the blunt force trauma to one leg, the second because he was betrayed by his lawyer and railroaded into a murder conviction for panicking when people threw rocks at his car in the proximity of a woman having a heart attack. ALL THAT ASIDE, Charlottesville or something like it was both necessary and inevitable: the alt-right had gotten to the point where it was believing its own bullcrap, it had no realistic sense of its own (lack of) appeal to the general populace, and too many members of the alt-right genuinely believed police officers to be secretly on their side because of having to deal with Black Lives Matter and racial crime disparities and so on.

      Charlottesville put a stop to a LOT of nonsense. It brought everybody back down to earth. It made people realize: this isn’t a game, it’s serious, there are serious consequences for choices made. It clarified matters.

      That was very necessary and very good. Nobody wins by lying to themselves.

      Suppose, then, that Richmond turned violent. What would the realistic consequences be?

      • “Suppose, then, that Richmond turned violent. What would the realistic consequences be?”
        There would have been dying on both sides.

    • First, the media would have been of no account. The crowd was drawn from ordinary people all across the state, the same types of people who have been crowding in their thousands into the 2A Sanctuary meetings in each and every county. Media noise about far-right violence would have had zero impact, because everybody in any 2A Sanctuary area would have known somebody who had gone to the rally, would be getting first-person accounts of events, would have quickly been convinced the media accounts were bullcrap. It would have been a self-inflicted catastrophe for the news services.

      Second, it would have precipitated an existential crisis for law enforcement and duly constituted authority – precisely the forces being perverted into the service of evil. Thousands of people going to a constitutionally protected rally and ending up in a killbox and urban battle? It would’ve shattered trust in the legitimacy of the state government. It would have begun the war, right then right there. It would have legitimized open revolt against state-level authority and law enforcement, on the heels of the 2A sanctuary movement, and the result would have been an uprising that would require federal forces to suppress – if they were employed at all. The standoff at the Bundy ranch resulted in an eventual federal retreat, this would’ve been much bigger. It was being watched by many elsewhere in the country and could have triggered other events elsewhere. Would that have been good or bad? Well, what is our fundamental problem? – that the government has been infiltrated and subverted by people and ideologies dedicated to corrupting it into the opposite of what it was created to be. Would organized wide-scale violence opposed to such a corrupted government really be contrary to the eventual outcome we seek? Thomas Paine wrote a few words about a man seeking peace in his lifetime, they’re still true today. Would this have been a better result than the real one? No – but neither would it have been anything like the movement-destroying catastrophe the screamers were warning about.

      The enemy wins by restricting our choices and actions, bit by bit. The lobster-in-a-slowly-boiling-pot is their tactic, and it has served them well, but recently they’ve abandoned it. It doesn’t matter how or why. The underlying fact is that the more our field of choices opens up – no matter what the circumstances are of that opening up – the better we will do, and the more certain our eventual victory becomes.

    • Final thoughts:

      Never take counsel of your fears.

      Ignore demented screamers telling you how much you suck. Do not scream dementedly telling others how much they suck.

      Keep your eye on the ball. Remember the objective and focus on getting there.

      It’s a long road. Take it one step at a time.

      You have friends.

      • Rollory, all 5 posts solid! Perfection! Well-said on every count.

        • Al I apologize for leaving you out of my list of names earlier. Always like your links. It just slipped my mind and I actually recently read some of your posts elsewhere so I should have remembered.

          Gringo you too man. You’ve grown on me a lot over the last year.

          Man I miss the open threads boys. Have a good one.

      • Kaydeon Moore

        +1 to all that

      • Rollory.
        WORD!
        Economy of words, thoughts and deeds.
        Sorry, been late to the game.

      • OverMountainMan

        Brother, if nobody’s invited you to the Gab home for WRSA commentary, this is it. Your voice is too valuable (if admittedly wordy) for the occasional open thread.

        • I never bothered signing up for Gab, no more than I did with Twitter. Keeping up with social media would suck up entirely too much time; I’ll leave it to those already active on that front. Thanks for the thought though.

  25. Reference Richmond public rally:

    Things done right:
    They organized, had the rally.
    I don’t live in VA, and wasn’t there.
    They gave me a shot in the arm and a kick in the ass.
    It was great seeing public meatspace in action.

    Things done wrong:
    Giving mental real estate and time to the naysayers, hand wringers, and doubters.
    Not attending this or future efforts due to the naysayers.

    Things to do better:
    Make contact with, and keep pressure on, the pols.
    Don’t listen to, read, visit blogs, or purchase items from, the recent hardcore naysayers.
    Support good local and state groups or organizations, and their events.

  26. Red in OleVirginny

    My thoughts: The object of psyops is not to make your enemy THINK something. It’s to make him DO something.
    Yesterday we were able to study our enemies tactics when confronted by a large gathering opposed to policy. They were forced to gather many assets in one place — their attention was fixed on Richmond. All attention was on THIS ONE PLACE.
    What if several thousand determined men with rifles were somewhere else? Or in 10 other places?
    What if they were on pre-planned missions in the name of freedom and liberty while their opponents had shown their own arrogance and ignorance in a show of “strength”? This is one of the big lessons that I hope people will see about Richmond.
    Not that I’m suggesting such a thing.
    I harbor no ill will towards Bracken or Aesop. I don’t have time for that.
    My ancestors came to Jamestown in 1611. Always remember that your ancestors are watching — make them proud. (same comment at NCRenegade)
    Best regards,
    Red in OleVirginny

  27. Condescending vitriol is not helpful, calling people names you disagree with is not helpful. Just fuck off with that shit. Anyone worried about fucking optics at this point or possible gathering of their elint is really stretching it IMHO. Those of us who’ve been in this for some time realize we are FULLY compromised, in parlance of the trade we are burnt. That is because everything we say or do goes in our little file that the watchers created when we became badthinkers. Understand if you comment or even lurk here you’re already on a list, probably several. Embrace it, you’re already dead. Now get busy making yourself a hard target. As much as I don’t like A, his plan to form local support is a good one and should be implemented by all asap with our without input from your local sheriffs depending on their boogaloo outlook and such. Feel free to deputize anyone you think will stand next to you when things get hot which is likely sooner than you think. I hereby grant you full authority to do so…… ROL is a distant meme. Full banana republic achievement has been unlocked.

  28. I’m not going to even pretend I’m on a level with you guys here. With that being said, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around what, exactly, was accomplished by this whole thing. I mean, we/you (I wasn’t there but for the sake of 2A solidarity, I was in spirit) had the opportunity for a “Rosa Parks moment” if you will, and we botched it. Civil disobedience is what I was looking for in that huge “gun free zone” bullshit. It would have been nice to de-legitimize that leftist narrative.
    Aesop, whom I read regularly, is far more qualified to pull off his rant than I am but I am inclined to agree with him. It was a fine party and we all got to dress up and show off our “male compensation gear”. One guy brought a Barrett 50 so apparently size does matter (Lord, but that damn thing must have been heavy so kudos for dedication). All that was missing was the taco truck and margarita man.
    The next day, all the libs pushed through their laws like bacon through a duck. Gee, it’s like the rally made no difference at all. I wasn’t expecting a complete back pedal but this should, if you haven’t been paying attention and do not know this already, remove any doubt from your mind that the libs are going to ram their agenda through irrespective of legitimacy, legality, morality or constitutionality. If the libs gain Congress in November, you better watch your ass (psst. Voting doesn’t work.)
    So far, I haven’t seen anything on anyone who gathered any intel except the feds which we knew was gonna happen.
    What’s next? Rhode Island is having its own 2A rally tomorrow at 4pm eastern, I understand. I may pop some corn, light my pipe packed with some Bunker Hill blend and have a bit of the Whistle Pig rye whilst I wait to hear if those Yankees can pull off a better soiree. If the crowd is made up of the same fuddery, I doubt it. Here’s hopin’.

    PS….The IRA had the right idea.

  29. My son tells me Ohio as well. Will post when I have link.

  30. Further proof the demonrats in the Virginia legislature are mentally diseased… https://bigleaguepolitics.com/virginia-democrats-push-legislation-to-make-criticism-of-government-officials-a-criminal-offense/

    No rally, no protest, no letter writing… nothing is going to make any impression on these cretins/imbeciles/morons/idiots (words fail me). They are just going to do what they want, when they want it, and their constituents be damned. I’ll keep reading Aesop, Lt Bracken, our esteemed host, because they know of what they speak.

  31. Charley Waite

    Sorry but I have gotten much more out of Matt Bracken over the years than any of you posters calling him a loser. His analysis was logical and reasonable. I am grateful to God it didn’t come true. Not about to thump my chest and excoriate him. He was right. We were fortunate and honestly, I don;t see what good it all did. No one in power gives a crap and all that was done was Barrett the Pooh became poster child for the movement in normie circles.

  32. You got to show up if your gonna run your mouth with alacrity and direct first hand knowledge what it was like to be in the incredible company of 10’s of thousands of armed to the fucking teeth Free Shitlords.

    It was the greatest thing imaginable to show up and bath in the beauty of being in the company of so many armed to the fucking teeth fellow Patriots.You have to show up to experience the awesomeness of 26,000 armed and other wise totally defiant shitlords and shitladies.
    An intoxicating warm fuzzy you have to experience. Don’t blow off the next opportunity. It is like nothing else. I never felt safer in my life. IIt was the enemy who did not feel safe. Remember that. It matters man, it matters. It counts. It is the whole point. We who showed up showed we where not afraid to. They can do anything they want with that, including cram it up their arses. And for every naysayer or provocateur, there’s a thousand of us who ain’t. And we do not let our fears rule or choices we make, or define who we are, and that is more valuable right now than boolits.

    By showing up, being in Richmond, there are elements very important that only become clear and lucid to you, truths that are seen with your own eyes if you are there. Ignorance, the good intentional kind, is still blind.
    You really had to be there to experience it.
    I almost did not not go. Yet some nagging voice kept yabbering away and out of all seeming caution I said fuck it and went.
    I’m glad I did.
    Everything about this rally was different in totally unique definitive ways, that blows all the speculations and standard assumptions away, in ways none of us expected, including myself. And obviously, those who did not show up do not know what they do not know.
    The number one thing that transpired in Virginia, and culminated at the rally, was armed, present, physical, actualized, solidarity. Only possible by those who show up.
    Now everyone can talk smack about anyone involved on the Freefor side, the number one thing everyone owns who showed up that no one else does yet, is a prime directive known as Solidarity.

    S.O.L.I.D.A.R.I.T.Y That spells BFYTW.
    In other words “Because Fuck You Thats Why”
    Puts meat on the bone in your teeth when you show up and participate.
    It is a mind set, a way of thinking. It is not a thing about using foul slang for the sake of being crude, it is about total defiance.
    Against all words from all quarters against the presumed power of the regime and it’s actor, every swinging dick who showed up and did what was proclaimed lethal, fruitless, a waste. And that is exactly what is necessary for us to loose everything that matters.
    Those who went into the Kill Box are braver than I who stood outside, and that made it even more important to be armed, because we are the only ones who could protect and defend those in the Kill Box. S stinky cheesy chain link dog kennel does not stop boolits. It would be a matter of seconds till there was mass action to flip that fence out of the way for those trapped within.
    And what was the regime going to use? Multiple belt feds, 40mm fragmentation anti personal grenades launchers. Some suuuper duuuper high tech beam weapons?
    Their 10’s of thousands of aroused focused armed American’s completely occupying every avenue and space.

    You rank on the guy with that 50 Barret?
    You think the overwatch regime actors did not fear that Rifle?
    Or was the message lost on them? Bet you they never once took their eyeballs off that guy, not for one second.
    Now they got to watch that .50, thousands of obviously armed to the fucking teeth geared up Men and Woman, even more not obviously armed.

    Regardless of anything else, in spite of the worst forecasts and predictions, a very large group in open source grass roots insurgent action, key word here, action, participated.
    Let it be known being there there was no uncertain terms if shit drippeeed in the pot it was on, and fuck what may come, the line was drawn here, and just as it is writ large across our Republic, it is again, The Great Eddifying Unifying Positive Constructive Effects of Prudence of Armed Freemen Being Prudent Which Defined All. Noibody No Matter Even If The Worst Came To Pass Owns That, And Owns It Consciously, With The Gimlet Eye of Armed Dangerous Freemen Who Have Refused To Take The Council of Their Fears.
    See that fellows?
    Every swinging dick who showed up did not let fear determine their actions.
    That is courage. For There But The Grace of God I Dare Go. It is no different than stepping off a LCI on Omaha Beach, no different than the dudes who stood the line on Lexington Green. The shooting had not begun, but come what may these Freemen went forth knowing they might be taking the dirt nap. Without courage all the training, gear, weapons and such are inaffective for fighting tyanny. It is the mind, and the heart that is the weapon, and the weapon is xourage, no matter how scared you are inside, you do what is needed and take action because there are things in this world fighting for.
    No diff than a million acts of bravery that we all in some way, who we, remain Freemen do every day.
    We defy the tools and instrument of fear weaponized, in order to petrify any and all acts otherwise.
    Solidarity.
    Monday, January 20th, 2020, A Legion was born. If you read your history of our Athenian/Greco/Roman Christian History of our Freemen culture you will grokk Legion is part and parcel what defines us dirt people Freemen warriors thru-out our 2000 plus years history.

    The center of our history as people, key thing, people ourselves, not the structure our existence of our Constitutional Republic, but the will and consent of us dirt people, is our Rifles.
    Our Rifles are The Center of Our History.
    Obviously this can not be denied honestly. It can not be converged or propagandized. This center has all the proof it could ever need to be the truth of us and our natural born right to arms and self defence.

    If our Rifles, and Men who stand up and shake their Rifles in the tyrants faces, Men who show up to wave their rifles, where not the center of our history and indelibly engraved in our culture, there would be no Richmond rally.
    It is paramount to grasp the vital objective involved here, it was not to just defy tyrants, not just to make a stand against diktat and de-facto law or Attainders of Writ, it was not just petition of grievence against trespasses upon our bill of rights:
    IT WAS TO SHOW UP AND SAY FUCK YOU I TURN MY BACK ON YOU. FUCK YOU ASSHOLES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT.
    FUCK YOU KISS MY ASS.
    YOU WANT A PIECE OF US A PIECE YOU SHALL HAVE.

    You must show up to defy and wave your rifle in the tyrants faces.
    No matter the value of free speech regardless of the medium to do so, the next level is to physically show up in meat space. Stand up to the regime. If the “official numbers of attendance are reasonably close and I have eyes that seen it, 26,000 people most of whom where obviously armed our under the protection of armed familiars, and total strangers is a staggering body of weaponry and the will to use those weapons created the one thing nothing else can, that is unity, solidarity, A Legion of armed to the fucking teeth people who refuse to bend their knee to any tyrant or their minions.
    The most obvious fact in this is we who showed up outnumbered our avowed enemies. Imagine 26 million showing up. 34.5 million showing up accounts for 1% of the US population. 26,000 who showed up in Richmond is pretty representative percentage geographically of 1%.
    Math does not lie. Figures do not lie, only liars figure.
    1% is a pretty good number to go by based on another fact, of how many people have armed themselves based off the numbers of weapons bought and built by individuals in the last decade alone.
    There are more Rifles than 1% of the armed population. Common sense tells the story, again math doesn’t lie.

    Shhhhh! Don’t speak of it! But there are not enough minions of the tyrants in any equation of conflict between us Freemen and those who will do the regime leash holders business.
    In absolute military dictum us armed Freemen in any form of representative solidarity hold a massive advantage in numbers alone.
    It is those who show up who define this. Showing up is the only true authority on such events.
    This is a war about our culture and the legitimacy of the state. 4th Generation War conflict, or as it is called LIC. Low Intensity Conflict, is rooted in legitimacy of the state and the people.

    Yeah, it was a love hate relationship between to voices in my mind and my heart, went back & forth for days.
    As time drew closer and what all was going on with what appeared to be a concerted effort to sully us as all those fake fabricated pejorative labels about us, and the armed badged leg breakers where going after people for speaking their minds about a fight, after those same regime actors ignore right among themselves hideous crimes and corruption, the child sex slave trafficking, arms smuggling, illicit drug distribution profiteering, the murdering and prosecution of targeted American’s, including myself, I was like you know what, fuck these scumbags, they want a fight with us instead of respecting us, they want a piece of us dirt people, well yeah, no time like the present, and if enough of us show up like me, a piece they shall have. And that begins with each of us, starting with me.
    Certainly was not going to willingly put myself into their kill box, because the obvious, but also because if I was outside the kill box, they do not have that vital all important level of control, being outside the kill box armed can not but have a chilling effect upon those who might use the helpless with the kill box as a false flag opportunity, certainly the roof top state elements could not be only for observation and comms purposes, and they did not appear to have the resources and or firepower they would require to make up for the false flag consequences of potential return fire by 26,000 armed to the fucking teeth people who refuse to be cowed or take council of their fears.
    Thats an entirely other level, and me thinks with no doubt thats a position they will rue terribly if they contend the issue.
    In other-words we been nice, and courteous, and tolerant to the nth degree people, and they have had a total cakewalk of things, thats easy shit, it’s another thing when people say fuck you, and give good or better than they get, it’s a whole different critter when people shoot back and other forms of violent defiance or rebellion.
    See, these ruthless politiko’s do not understand how mean good folk get when you violate their most valued codes.

    Look what they did to Vicki Weaver and her boy, the Branch Davidian woman and kids they incinerated in their safety bunker, the unbelievable cold blooded total set-up Clinton crime inc hit they did on LeVoy Finnicum to keep those guys from spilling the truth they discovered on the Mueller Wildlife Refuge computers of the BLM’s monster treason and corruption to liquidate every rancher in the way of Uranium 1 uranium mining rights, not to mention similar ulterior motives to rid the west of legacy grazing rights so they can fatten their offshore accounts selling the federal mining rights under those legacy grazing rights, which the Clinton’s auctioned off up there in Burn’s Oregon and other swamp scum doing similar all over federal lands, all the murderers and child trafficking criminals, the liars and fixers, the sedition treason and coup attempt, the unbelievable theft of you and mine wealth, never mind trying to destroy America so they can turn it totally into their private cash cow and 3rd world shithole banana republic, as if what they already do isn’t enough theft and power, so now they want to genocide of us White Men because we are all that stands in their way of total raw naked power, us and our rifles, and they all get away with it broad daylight because it is a higher calling or they are better than us or some other total fucking bullshit:
    and we are the terrorists?

    Whats that Q says about all and 1?

    Time they understand what no sanctuary is like. Let them run to hide behind the constitution to find refuge from our wrath, refuge they deny us. Only way that happens is we all take it upon ourselves to have solidarity and unity and no bones about it Brother.
    Ain’t no one else is there? I don’t see anyone, xcept us.
    Sometimes you just got to do stuff, doing nothing is the worst thing to do.
    Besides lot has changed since Charlottesville. A lot. People’s figuring shit out, at least the essential motives and methods of these scumbags, and that it’s not the details that matter, people are moving past that, particulars, and discourse about ideals and politiks, starting to grokk these scumbags, are scumbags, posing as something legitimate praying on our honor and dignity and beliefs, on our codes, to get away with their shit. Then they piss on us as lower than a snake bely in a wagon rut.
    Some point a man’s got to decide and then choose he’s had enough and thats all there is to it. BFYTW

    Another proof showing up is decisive lies in proof that your Rifle is correct to be named an Assault Rifle, because those calling our Rifles assault rifles do so because they fear us assaulting them with our rifles for what they are doing to us and our civilization.
    They must know something those who are naysayers on showing up might not get.
    Something showing up gets you.
    So instead of bitching and whinging, show up then, then you can talk the talk because you walked the walk.
    But even better, is when you show up it is your action in doing so legitimizes and qualifies, and in solidarity quantifies the legitimacy of our cause and our voices. Highest of all virtues and objectives it is the act that matters, the act is what counts now. Talking has reached it’s nadir, talking will never loose it’s intrinsic value, but we are in a new stage now. Showing up is what matters most.
    The next stage is self explanatory. By showing up your are prepared for the change over to the next level in ways only showing up grants.

    There’s another thing you would miss if you did not show up.
    A lady had this on her sign. God gives us rights. Man gives us laws.
    It was a real eye opener, kept seeing Ladies who where very gregarious, they where attractive in a certain way that was different from norms of the day, they where gregarious and affectionate in a most jovial but highly feminine way, I’m walking around thinking about this particular Lady, she is by herself and making comments to everyone walking by at the center of an intersection, so I turned back walked by again and nodded, quipped it’s really nice to be here wouldn’t you say, her grin got larger, and she started laughing, I laughed with her and kept hoofing it. Got to maybe figuring out was going on, this woman felt safe, she was surrounded by real, hard, prudent men who she could be safe among, who would never hurt her, who would no doubt have a hundred protectors and avengers if she was assaulted. A real American Woman, with codes and virtue, might a matriarch, and she was having the time of her life and stood there in her own way actualizing how she felt among all these dangerous hard men.
    It was a revelation and summed up the whole rally to me.
    We Won already. It was inevitable, it always was so, only we are all deliberately so isolated thru a myriad of social engineering tricks or cons and brainwashed 24-7-365 that we seem to be alone and disenfranchised, that we are somehow toxic, and I’m walking around in all this warm armed goodness and it hits me we became not a legion of free armed men separated by the manufactured hate and derision the contempt of the day, we are A Legion of Men who will never be denied. That lady was bathing in that aura of safety and security. Maybe she was aroused, her femenin was aroused that here she was and all these swinging dicks armed to the fucking teeth really turned on her femaleness. Know what I’m saying? Real Woman Loves Her Some Real Men and she was drinking in all the shitlord surrounding her. She was very attractive in a lovely mature way about it. Like that’s a classy broad who will keep the faith with you and hump your arse off, make you a sammich, and it would all be a matter of honoring her protector because he is. Old fashioned? Corny? Romantic? Chivalry? Whatever it is it was a great part of the day for me. Maybe A Legion of Ladie’s is out there too. Fits, makes perfect sense.

    You got to show up if your gonna run your mouth with alacrity and direct first hand knowledge what it was like to be in the incredible company of 10’s of thousands of armed to the fucking teeth Free Shitlords.

    It was the greatest thing imaginable to show up and bath in the beauty of being in the company of so many armed to the fucking teeth fellow Patriots.You have to show up to experience the awesomeness of 26,000 armed and other wise totally defiant shitlords and shitladies.
    An intoxicating warm fuzzy you have to experience. Don’t blow off the next opportunity. It is like nothing else. I never felt safer in my life. IIt was the enemy who did not feel safe. Remember that. It matters man, it matters. It counts. It is the whole point. We who showed up showed we where not afraid to. They can do anything they want with that, including cram it up their arses. And for every naysayer or provocateur, there’s a thousand of us who ain’t. And we do not let our fears rule or choices we make, or define who we are, and that is more valuable right now than boolits.

    By showing up, being in Richmond, there are elements very important that only become clear and lucid to you, truths that are seen with your own eyes if you are there. Ignorance, the good intentional kind, is still blind.
    You really had to be there to experience it.
    I almost did not not go. Yet some nagging voice kept yabbering away and out of all seeming caution I said fuck it and went.
    I’m glad I did.
    Everything about this rally was different in totally unique definitive ways, that blows all the speculations and standard assumptions away, in ways none of us expected, including myself. And obviously, those who did not show up do not know what they do not know.
    The number one thing that transpired in Virginia, and culminated at the rally, was armed, present, physical, actualized, solidarity. Only possible by those who show up.
    Now everyone can talk smack about anyone involved on the Freefor side, the number one thing everyone owns who showed up that no one else does yet, is a prime directive known as Solidarity.

    S.O.L.I.D.A.R.I.T.Y That spells BFYTW.
    In other words “Because Fuck You Thats Why”
    Puts meat on the bone in your teeth when you show up and participate.
    It is a mind set, a way of thinking. It is not a thing about using foul slang for the sake of being crude, it is about total defiance.
    Against all words from all quarters against the presumed power of the regime and it’s actor, every swinging dick who showed up and did what was proclaimed lethal, fruitless, a waste. And that is exactly what is necessary for us to loose everything that matters.
    Those who went into the Kill Box are braver than I who stood outside, and that made it even more important to be armed, because we are the only ones who could protect and defend those in the Kill Box. S stinky cheesy chain link dog kennel does not stop boolits. It would be a matter of seconds till there was mass action to flip that fence out of the way for those trapped within.
    And what was the regime going to use? Multiple belt feds, 40mm fragmentation anti personal grenades launchers. Some suuuper duuuper high tech beam weapons?
    Their 10’s of thousands of aroused focused armed American’s completely occupying every avenue and space.

    You rank on the guy with that 50 Barret?
    You think the overwatch regime actors did not fear that Rifle?
    Or was the message lost on them? Bet you they never once took their eyeballs off that guy, not for one second.
    Now they got to watch that .50, thousands of obviously armed to the fucking teeth geared up Men and Woman, even more not obviously armed.

    Regardless of anything else, in spite of the worst forecasts and predictions, a very large group in open source grass roots insurgent action, key word here, action, participated.
    Let it be known being there there was no uncertain terms if shit drippeeed in the pot it was on, and fuck what may come, the line was drawn here, and just as it is writ large across our Republic, it is again, The Great Eddifying Unifying Positive Constructive Effects of Prudence of Armed Freemen Being Prudent Which Defined All. Noibody No Matter Even If The Worst Came To Pass Owns That, And Owns It Consciously, With The Gimlet Eye of Armed Dangerous Freemen Who Have Refused To Take The Council of Their Fears.
    See that fellows?
    Every swinging dick who showed up did not let fear determine their actions.
    That is courage. For There But The Grace of God I Dare Go. It is no different than stepping off a LCI on Omaha Beach, no different than the dudes who stood the line on Lexington Green. The shooting had not begun, but come what may these Freemen went forth knowing they might be taking the dirt nap. Without courage all the training, gear, weapons and such are inaffective for fighting tyanny. It is the mind, and the heart that is the weapon, and the weapon is xourage, no matter how scared you are inside, you do what is needed and take action because there are things in this world fighting for.
    No diff than a million acts of bravery that we all in some way, who we, remain Freemen do every day.
    We defy the tools and instrument of fear weaponized, in order to petrify any and all acts otherwise.
    Solidarity.
    Monday, January 20th, 2020, A Legion was born. If you read your history of our Athenian/Greco/Roman Christian History of our Freemen culture you will grokk Legion is part and parcel what defines us dirt people Freemen warriors thru-out our 2000 plus years history.

    The center of our history as people, key thing, people ourselves, not the structure our existence of our Constitutional Republic, but the will and consent of us dirt people, is our Rifles.
    Our Rifles are The Center of Our History.
    Obviously this can not be denied honestly. It can not be converged or propagandized. This center has all the proof it could ever need to be the truth of us and our natural born right to arms and self defence.

    If our Rifles, and Men who stand up and shake their Rifles in the tyrants faces, Men who show up to wave their rifles, where not the center of our history and indelibly engraved in our culture, there would be no Richmond rally.
    It is paramount to grasp the vital objective involved here, it was not to just defy tyrants, not just to make a stand against diktat and de-facto law or Attainders of Writ, it was not just petition of grievence against trespasses upon our bill of rights:
    IT WAS TO SHOW UP AND SAY FUCK YOU I TURN MY BACK ON YOU. FUCK YOU ASSHOLES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT.
    FUCK YOU KISS MY ASS.
    YOU WANT A PIECE OF US A PIECE YOU SHALL HAVE.

    You must show up to defy and wave your rifle in the tyrants faces.
    No matter the value of free speech regardless of the medium to do so, the next level is to physically show up in meat space. Stand up to the regime. If the “official numbers of attendance are reasonably close and I have eyes that seen it, 26,000 people most of whom where obviously armed our under the protection of armed familiars, and total strangers is a staggering body of weaponry and the will to use those weapons created the one thing nothing else can, that is unity, solidarity, A Legion of armed to the fucking teeth people who refuse to bend their knee to any tyrant or their minions.
    The most obvious fact in this is we who showed up outnumbered our avowed enemies. Imagine 26 million showing up. 34.5 million showing up accounts for 1% of the US population. 26,000 who showed up in Richmond is pretty representative percentage geographically of 1%.
    Math does not lie. Figures do not lie, only liars figure.
    1% is a pretty good number to go by based on another fact, of how many people have armed themselves based off the numbers of weapons bought and built by individuals in the last decade alone.
    There are more Rifles than 1% of the armed population. Common sense tells the story, again math doesn’t lie.

    Shhhhh! Don’t speak of it! But there are not enough minions of the tyrants in any equation of conflict between us Freemen and those who will do the regime leash holders business.
    In absolute military dictum us armed Freemen in any form of representative solidarity hold a massive advantage in numbers alone.
    It is those who show up who define this. Showing up is the only true authority on such events.
    This is a war about our culture and the legitimacy of the state. 4th Generation War conflict, or as it is called LIC. Low Intensity Conflict, is rooted in legitimacy of the state and the people.

    Yeah, it was a love hate relationship between to voices in my mind and my heart, went back & forth for days.
    As time drew closer and what all was going on with what appeared to be a concerted effort to sully us as all those fake fabricated pejorative labels about us, and the armed badged leg breakers where going after people for speaking their minds about a fight, after those same regime actors ignore right among themselves hideous crimes and corruption, the child sex slave trafficking, arms smuggling, illicit drug distribution profiteering, the murdering and prosecution of targeted American’s, including myself, I was like you know what, fuck these scumbags, they want a fight with us instead of respecting us, they want a piece of us dirt people, well yeah, no time like the present, and if enough of us show up like me, a piece they shall have. And that begins with each of us, starting with me.
    Certainly was not going to willingly put myself into their kill box, because the obvious, but also because if I was outside the kill box, they do not have that vital all important level of control, being outside the kill box armed can not but have a chilling effect upon those who might use the helpless with the kill box as a false flag opportunity, certainly the roof top state elements could not be only for observation and comms purposes, and they did not appear to have the resources and or firepower they would require to make up for the false flag consequences of potential return fire by 26,000 armed to the fucking teeth people who refuse to be cowed or take council of their fears.
    Thats an entirely other level, and me thinks with no doubt thats a position they will rue terribly if they contend the issue.
    In other-words we been nice, and courteous, and tolerant to the nth degree people, and they have had a total cakewalk of things, thats easy shit, it’s another thing when people say fuck you, and give good or better than they get, it’s a whole different critter when people shoot back and other forms of violent defiance or rebellion.
    See, these ruthless politiko’s do not understand how mean good folk get when you violate their most valued codes.

    Look what they did to Vicki Weaver and her boy, the Branch Davidian woman and kids they incinerated in their safety bunker, the unbelievable cold blooded total set-up Clinton crime inc hit they did on LeVoy Finnicum to keep those guys from spilling the truth they discovered on the Mueller Wildlife Refuge computers of the BLM’s monster treason and corruption to liquidate every rancher in the way of Uranium 1 uranium mining rights, not to mention similar ulterior motives to rid the west of legacy grazing rights so they can fatten their offshore accounts selling the federal mining rights under those legacy grazing rights, which the Clinton’s auctioned off up there in Burn’s Oregon and other swamp scum doing similar all over federal lands, all the murderers and child trafficking criminals, the liars and fixers, the sedition treason and coup attempt, the unbelievable theft of you and mine wealth, never mind trying to destroy America so they can turn it totally into their private cash cow and 3rd world shithole banana republic, as if what they already do isn’t enough theft and power, so now they want to genocide of us White Men because we are all that stands in their way of total raw naked power, us and our rifles, and they all get away with it broad daylight because it is a higher calling or they are better than us or some other total fucking bullshit:
    and we are the terrorists?

    Whats that Q says about all and 1?

    Time they understand what no sanctuary is like. Let them run to hide behind the constitution to find refuge from our wrath, refuge they deny us. Only way that happens is we all take it upon ourselves to have solidarity and unity and no bones about it Brother.
    Ain’t no one else is there? I don’t see anyone, xcept us.
    Sometimes you just got to do stuff, doing nothing is the worst thing to do.
    Besides lot has changed since Charlottesville. A lot. People’s figuring shit out, at least the essential motives and methods of these scumbags, and that it’s not the details that matter, people are moving past that, particulars, and discourse about ideals and politiks, starting to grokk these scumbags, are scumbags, posing as something legitimate praying on our honor and dignity and beliefs, on our codes, to get away with their shit. Then they piss on us as lower than a snake bely in a wagon rut.
    Some point a man’s got to decide and then choose he’s had enough and thats all there is to it. BFYTW

    Another proof showing up is decisive lies in proof that your Rifle is correct to be named an Assault Rifle, because those calling our Rifles assault rifles do so because they fear us assaulting them with our rifles for what they are doing to us and our civilization.
    They must know something those who are naysayers on showing up might not get.
    Something showing up gets you.
    So instead of bitching and whinging, show up then, then you can talk the talk because you walked the walk.
    But even better, is when you show up it is your action in doing so legitimizes and qualifies, and in solidarity quantifies the legitimacy of our cause and our voices. Highest of all virtues and objectives it is the act that matters, the act is what counts now. Talking has reached it’s nadir, talking will never loose it’s intrinsic value, but we are in a new stage now. Showing up is what matters most.
    The next stage is self explanatory. By showing up your are prepared for the change over to the next level in ways only showing up grants.

    There’s another thing you would miss if you did not show up.
    A lady had this on her sign. God gives us rights. Man gives us laws.
    It was a real eye opener, kept seeing Ladies who where very gregarious, they where attractive in a certain way that was different from norms of the day, they where gregarious and affectionate in a most jovial but highly feminine way, I’m walking around thinking about this particular Lady, she is by herself and making comments to everyone walking by at the center of an intersection, so I turned back walked by again and nodded, quipped it’s really nice to be here wouldn’t you say, her grin got larger, and she started laughing, I laughed with her and kept hoofing it. Got to maybe figuring out was going on, this woman felt safe, she was surrounded by real, hard, prudent men who she could be safe among, who would never hurt her, who would no doubt have a hundred protectors and avengers if she was assaulted. A real American Woman, with codes and virtue, might a matriarch, and she was having the time of her life and stood there in her own way actualizing how she felt among all these dangerous hard men.
    It was a revelation and summed up the whole rally to me.
    We Won already. It was inevitable, it always was so, only we are all deliberately so isolated thru a myriad of social engineering tricks or cons and brainwashed 24-7-365 that we seem to be alone and disenfranchised, that we are somehow toxic, and I’m walking around in all this warm armed goodness and it hits me we became not a legion of free armed men separated by the manufactured hate and derision the contempt of the day, we are A Legion of Men who will never be denied. That lady was bathing in that aura of safety and security. Maybe she was aroused, her femenin was aroused that here she was and all these swinging dicks armed to the fucking teeth really turned on her femaleness. Know what I’m saying? Real Woman Loves Her Some Real Men and she was drinking in all the shitlord surrounding her. She was very attractive in a lovely mature way about it. Like that’s a classy broad who will keep the faith with you and hump your arse off, make you a sammich, and it would all be a matter of honoring her protector because he is. Old fashioned? Corny? Romantic? Chivalry? Whatever it is it was a great part of the day for me. Maybe A Legion of Ladie’s is out there too. Fits, makes perfect sense.

    As Concerned American always has said: Lets Win!

  33. Mountain Cracker

    THINGS DONE WRONG

    Personal: I didn’t go to VA and help instigate an insurrection. I feel ALL of it, comments and “analysis” as well as those participating was nothing but a two-fisted pud-pull. The Communists “Democratic Socialists” and their ilk are not impressed or even a little frightened.

    Other folks: Show up fat as shit in XXL tac gear. No politicians killed.

    THINGS TO BE DONE BETTER NEXT TIME

    Personal: Go and put some lead in the pencil. Every. Single. Politician.
    Needs to be tarred and feathered, strung-up or shot. Time to begin anew.

    Other folks: Stop eating garbage food and next time go in shooting.

  34. Somebody smarter than me said that two divisions of armed m’f’ers showed up.
    That’s pretty impressive, or at least SHOULD be, to everybody on all sides for many reasons.
    Seems to me half the battle is just SHOWING UP for it.
    Missing a movement is ALWAYS bad.
    Kudos to all involved.

  35. Well done to all who showed up.
    Have to laugh at the prophets of doom .
    Same shit whether it was the Bundy ranch thing or whatever.
    Then they pivot to mocking the protesters or hand wringing about Flea data collection.
    Lol. They need a dedicated power station in Pine Bluff UT to keep the NSA storage facility cool because of all the data they are collecting on everyone. So?
    Same laws passed on NY 7 years ago. What changed on the ground? How many arrests?
    Fuck all.
    All these rallies etc are mere statements by people who are pissed off generally but at least they are not in awe of the deep state like some people. Living well is the best revenge.

  36. It was good to see people of sound minds and
    kindred spirits together – Not forsaking of the
    gathering together.

    Pass it forward….

  37. Calling known and long-time contributors Feds is a Fed move. Division makes us the Whites (I’m talking Russian history not race).

    Appreciate what everyone did in VA from all the way across the country here in CO! The whole nation was watching. Collectivists around the world are afraid that us patriots will shrug and shrug hard. The demonstration and cries of “white supremacy” has caused the mask to further slip.

    I have no criticisms other than leaving the racial stuff behind. We have so many allies from all different backgrounds. The future may not be full of multi-racial harmony but we can support each other on shared issues. Gun rights is one of them. Look at who came out in VA. They are good neighbors. I would be happy to live next to any/all of you!

  38. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  39. I was not there so this is my observation from afar.

    THINGS DONE RIGHT
    Other folks: People behaved themselves. People recognized that optics MATTER! They left the UnPC flags and posters at home and stuck to the message. They peacefully interacted with the Minorities that showed up to this and treated them like fellow Americans (I don’t care what you think of people we are supposed to maintain some public virtue and hospitality especially in the South). That was awesome to see because it left the MSM completely shocked and dumbfounded. The violence and hostility that they have heaped on the 2A movement, the calling this a “White Nationalist” event (whatever that is) was so off point that they could not avoid acknowledging it. It made them look like complete fools and further delegitimized them.
    I have done much smaller armed protests and can spot on confirm the confidence that it gives you to get out and be among “our people”. I can say I was surprised to see the many younger guys that were in pictures and videos in full kit that turned out for this. It didn’t look like a bunch of fudds with their deer rifles. It at least gave the impression that there are people with the means of being serious and they are willing to come out.
    MEATSPACE!

    THINGS DONE WRONG
    Personal: I was perhaps a little more skeptical of this than I should have been. I know it will not amount to anything but in the end the event perhaps built some inroads among the attendees in meat space. I still think the concerns were valid and we don’t know the real fall out from what the feds may have achieved so its not a slam dunk, but I was a win.

    Other folks: OPSEC, I don’t know how many people were carrying their personal cellular tracking device into the zone, but that’s a bad call. I know specific people have the means of carrying multiple cellular devices some tied to you others not (myself included), but if you only have one device, leave it turned off in the car. Don’t make the game easy for them unless you are rigging the game.
    Not enough coordination as evident by the lack of a common COM plan or Medical plan announced by VCDL. They should have identified a 2M freq and FRS freq for coms and identified a casualty collection point and made that known to attendees via word of mouth during the event.

    THINGS TO BE DONE BETTER NEXT TIME
    Got to think on these.

  40. Hello everyone…….been a while.

    I’ve read everyone’s pre and post comments.
    My response is: everyone was right and everyone was wrong. Most of the time – I’m wrong, unless something doesn’t work out 🙂

    At this rate, who, where, when, why and how can be debated ad-naseum.
    You can plan anything and overthink anything to paralysis. The point is to get off your kiester and do something. Don’t wait for the other guy to move first – maybe they’ll catch one in the bean, maybe not, but like my dad used to say: “Do something, even it’s it’s wrong” and “shit or get off the pot”. Doing anything is better than nothing. It’s easy to point out the mistakes that the guy who’s putting his ass on the line is making.

    For those of you who critique – next time take point, man up and lead – from the front. What would you have done? or differently? (yes, I read those posts also). I have no need for critics, just the guys on my left and right moving out smartly.

    BTW – I don’t give a rat’s ass who is surveilling me. They may as well give me an anal probe while I sleep to find out what I had for breakfast. I refuse to live my life in fear and I pity the fool(s) who try to take action against me. I refuse to lay down my arms and go quietly. I consider myself a free man and live accordingly.

    You are expected to follow the law – even if you don’t know what the laws are that you may be breaking – so we may as well turn ourselves in and cry for mercy from our governing despots.
    F-em. They or the laws do not define who I am.

    Fear IS the mind killer – act accordingly. Everything at Lobby Day PSYOP set up was designed to plant a seed of fear – the fenced area, the smiling, friendly police, the controlled choke points, big buzzard overhead……what else did you notice?

    Have we crossed the Rubicon yet? I’ll bring my hot dog cart.

  41. Kaydeon Moore

    Casual observer here with a few opinions I thought I’d add to the pile.

    What went right-

    Personal- N/A

    Others- Showing up on it’s own was huge. Haters gon hate, but for that many (presumably productive) folks to spend the day at a weekday rally isn’t nothing. I don’t really think any reasonable people saw it as a way of changing anyone’s mind as to the sensibility or understanding of the 2nd. I think it was a kind of validation for some people who might not have previously understood how many people really are with them on this topic. Even as an unorganized rabble, that was a lot of power in Richmond that day. To think that people were worried about being harassed by commie lesbians is hilarious. It must have been neat to look around and see all those people with the same concern, and see too that all those people, (god willing), have a say in their own personal safety. Bravo, VA.

    What went wrong-

    Personal- N/A

    Others- Again, I was not there and I can only judge by pictures and video of the event, some from commie media and others from individuals present. Saw a lot of dudes (and women) that seriously looked like LARPers. People need to understand the importance of not being a slob. Also saw a lot of signs that were little different from the cringe virtue signaling of the very people pushing to disarm the people in the first place. You’ll never be a good-thinker, at least don’t be a fheg.

    Stuff to do better-

    Personal- A few things

    Others- Maintain some perspective as to what you’re reading online, and stop acting like bloggers/authors that you’ve never met before are some kind of ‘leaders’ in a ‘movement’. It’s a ridiculous look. If you are seeking council from ‘influencers’, you’re wrong. There is a massive difference between someone that is offering information and someone that is emoting. Some things are possible, and concurrently extremely fucking unlikely.
    You’re already on file- you and millions of other people.

    To all yall out in VA- it can’t be said any better than how Jefferson said it.

    “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”

  42. Fuck it. I’m just gonna go watch Metamorphosis for the 88th time.
    https://www.murdochmurdoch.net/video/?play=Metamorphosis

  43. When you live in an out of the way place (by choice) like me, one wonders sometimes given the great divide in this country if any one out there cares about the government’s over reach – the rally in Virginia drives home (whether in anyone’s opinion) it meant anything in the end at all: it is reassuring to know that there ARE those out there willing to take a stand.
    You either stand for something or you stand for nothing: period.
    And although no one here has referenced it, there are those who have taken a stand and put everything on the line (think of playing in the killing fields): that should give those who wish to take everything away something to think about.
    Thank you for this site for all you do ……… a real service.
    Worker

  44. while everyone is clutching their pearls wondering what now? i just purchased a couple of 7ft tall electric palm trees and some sand colored in/out carpeting for the garage..

    some lounge chairs and adult beverages, and it’s summer in the winter at tfA-t’s

    can’t wait for the show to begin

    hurry along old chaps- chop chop

    • Here, let me provide an EXECSUM of just about every post tFat has made since, well, since he started posting here:

      Me. Me. Me. Me.

      Me. Me.

      Me. Me. Me. Me.

      And don’t forget… ME!”

  45. BroteinShake

    THINGS DONE RIGHT

    Personal: Showed up. Supported my group. Knew my job. Understood that the feds already have my ass from posting on sites like this and doing freedom stuff for 20 years, so showing up in Richmond probably had the fusion center people going “hey, like clockwork, there’s BroteinShake. What a fag.” Had VHF/UHF HT that worked great.

    Other folks: Everybody stayed calm, cool, and collected. Also interfaced with Richmond PD, who were also calm, cool and collected. Interfaced with Black Panthers and various M4 clone toting minorities about guns and gun rights. High fives exchanged. Pictures taken. Communist lugenpresse narrative rekt.

    Our group was very organized.

    Connections made in meatspace through digital coordination, which around these parts apparently, was cool until it wasn’t. Those connections are all bearing fruit. NC has 11 2A sanctuary counties now and the movement is growing. VA people doubling local efforts to bolster county level resistance to tyranny in sanctuary counties. Thousands of flyers handed out for Virginia113.com effort to have county level unorganized militia called up under civil authority of county governments to resist abuse of power by higher governments, all based on current VA state and US code. The awakening and awareness of the recipients was amazing.

    Outstanding coordination by group leaders.

    THINGS DONE WRONG

    Personal: Was not prepared for standing in the cold doing nothing for hours on end with 60+ lbs of gear – primarily med – after movement to the rally point on the capitol grounds. No ballistic helmet. The amount of PT needed for this fight is triple of what you think your breaking point is.

    Other folks: Multiple tier comms. Some were awesome, others were a total wreck due to bounce off buildings in the capitol square and lack of protocols.

    The two assholes with the most bastardized flags ever, a hybrid US/Confed/Gadsden vomit inducing abortion that the press ate up.

    THINGS TO BE DONE BETTER NEXT TIME

    Personal: More PT. More local coordination. Engagement with town/city/county pols and gov. Outreach to more like-minded people to continue the local movement to protect 2A and liberty in general.

    Other folks: More PT. More local coordination. Engagement with town/city/county pols and gov. Outreach to more like-minded people to continue the local movement to protect 2A and liberty in general.

    A FINAL NOTE:

    The Doolittle Raid was not going to end the war or stop the Japs from prosecuting the war. But we did it anyway to inspire the nation to action and let the Japs know they were not immune from consequences for their actions. This was our Doolittle raid.

    The people I was with knew that the reds were going to push everything through, regardless. We knew they’d be using stingrays, license plate scanners, and data mining to confirm who was there. We used countermeasures that if we’re lucky, were 50% successful. We knew that we were all risking our asses, and quite honestly, at 0530 on 1/20/2020, passing cards with next of kin info to two guys around you after writing that info on your arm brought home that it could have been a real shit show, regardless of our past statuses of service to nation, state, county, or community. We’d just be dead white supremacist domestic terrorist nazi militia and our families destroyed.

    I love Bracken and Aesop. They are good guys. Their critiques are mostly fair and worthy of discussion, although one was a little..ahem…edgy, the reality is that good things came of Richmond, bad things came of Richmond, and rather than kicking each other in the balls on the internet ad infinitum about how it SHOULD have been, we are where we are. Let’s think about what needs to happen at the most local level to put a stop to this shit, because while Richmond was a symbolic action, the hard work starts yesterday to get grassroots movements going to fight this stupidity.

    If it means we start with 2A sanctuary HOAs in Glendale all the way to full 2A sanctuary states like WY and NE, our path to freedom comes from the man or woman next to you, digging in, and getting in the fight.

  46. Two things.

    The left is moving the country in their direction because they show up. If you don’t show up you can’t win.

    And I read somewhere, can’t remember where, MEATSPACE BABY!

    Thank you CA for all you have done and continue to do.

  47. Aesop is a Jew. Blaming “inbred toothless whites” for the state of California was the final tell.

    Stop giving him clicks.