John Mosby’s Call to Action

In a new article, “The Only Call to Action For Me,” John Mosby of the Mountain Guerrilla blog, discusses again the importance of community and strengthening the bonds between your community members.

The archaeological, anthropological, and historiographic record of the collective human experience pretty clearly indicates that, in order for any human cultural activity to succeed, some form of community must be engaged in the collective effort towards the achievement of the goal. In order for that to take place, the members of the community must be willing to sacrifice self to some degree, and act in a spirit of service to the community. The idealist naivete of “reason always prevails,” or that mental cleverness alone can resolve the world’s problems, without physical effort or community participation, falls flat, as soon as a foe is met who is willing to stop talking, and start chopping the heads off the intellectuals.

As usual for Mosby, language warning.

General Orders No. 11, May 5, 1868

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, “of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion.” What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.

If other eyes grow dull, other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain to us.

Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from hishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation’s gratitude, the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.

It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to lend its friendly aid in bringing to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.

Department commanders will use efforts to make this order effective.

By order of

JOHN A. LOGAN,
Commander-in-Chief

N.P. CHIPMAN,
Adjutant General

Official:
WM. T. COLLINS, A.A.G.

Sheriff Clarke to Join Homeland Security

From Fox News, conservative Milwaukie County Sheriff David Clarke will resign his position to accept a position in the Trump administration:

Clarke told WISN 1130/AM host Vicki McKenna that he would be an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, where he’ll act as a liaison to local and state law enforcement, tribes, and the private sector. The position will be in the Office of Public Partnership and Engagement.

“I’m both honored and humbled to be apt to this position,” Clarke said. “It’s going to be a steep learning curve for me, serving in the Department of Homeland Security, and I look forward to joining that team.”

Click here to continue reading the story.

June 18, 2017 Update: Sheriff Clarke has rescinded his acceptance of a Homeland Security position.

Acting Sheriff Hatcher Appointed Benton County Sheriff

The Tri-City Herald reports:

Benton County commissioners picked Acting Sheriff Jerry Hatcher to continue leading the sheriff’s department until later this year.

Hatcher, the county’s former undersheriff, was picked to succeed Steve Keane, after commissioners interviewed three candidates for the job in a special session Tuesday afternoon.

The commission interviewed Hatcher, Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin and Benton County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Bob Brockman.

The vote was 2-1 for Hatcher. Commissioner Jim Beaver voted no but didn’t say why.

The decision sets the stage for a contested election in November when candidates will run to serve out the remainder of Keane’s term, which expires in 2018. This week is filing week and Lattin filed his paperwork Tuesday for the sheriff’s position.

 Hatcher said he also plans to file. Brockman has not said if he will run.

Globalization and the Rural-Urban Divide

From Charles Smith of the Of Two Minds blog, comes this brief article on why the gap between urban and rural politics.

Many pundits have commented on the remarkable asymmetry of counties won by the Democratic Party (blue counties) and in 2016 and those won by Republican Party (red counties): the Democrats won big in heavily urban counties and the Republicans won most rural counties.

This visible division prompted numerous article such as this: Cities vs. Trump: Red state, blue state? The urban-rural divide is more significant. “Like most red-state cities, Idaho’s capital is remarkably short on conservatives. Last November, while Hillary Clinton mustered only 27.5 percent of the statewide vote, she hit north of 75 percent in some of Boise’s urban precincts. Politically, the city might as well be on a different planet from towns that lie a couple of exits away.”

The article follows a simple and superficially appealing narrative: the reason for the divide is cultural: cities are liberal, the countryside is conservative.

But there must be more to the divide than values and political culture; difficult social issues like addiction that once were defined as urban problems are now rural problems: American Epidemic: The Nation’s Struggle With Opioid Addiction (34:26 min)

To continue reading, click here.

‘We Lost the Western Kansas Wheat Crop This Weekend’

Reporting from Agriculture.com suggests severe damage to the wheat crop of western Kansas, a state that produced 25% of the country’s wheat last year.

Blizzard conditions and heavy snow swept western Kansas, including 14 to 20 inches in Colby in the northwestern quadrant of the No. 1 winter wheat state in the nation, said the Weather Channel. “We lost the western Kansas wheat crop this weekend. Just terrible,” tweeted Justin Gilpin, chief executive of the grower-funded Kansas Wheat Commission.

The snow and freezing weather struck a winter wheat crop that was developing faster than usual, thanks to a mild winter. As a result, the crop was more vulnerable to spring snowfalls and frost.

Read more here.

Suidlanders to Speak in Prosser, May 2nd, 7pm

Representatives of the South African Suidlanders group will be speaking on Tuesday, May 2nd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Jordan Hay shop at 22202 N Hinzerling Road, Prosser, WA.  All are welcome to come and listen to their story. Please bring any friend whom you believe may be open to their message.

The Suidlanders are an emergency plan initiative officially founded in 2006 to prepare a Protestant Christian South African minority for a coming violent revolution. They are non-aggressive and legal in their preparations; constituted lawfully under the Geneva Convention, with particular reference to Protocols I & II of the Protocols Additional, for the protection of non-combatant civilian Afrikaners (women, children, the elderly and the non-able bodied) in the event of a civil war. They are primarily a Bible believing Christian conservative group, calling on their members to personally prepare for an emergency situation like major civil unrest. Their representatives have recently been traveling across the United States in order raise awareness of the issues they are facing in South Africa and recent escalations of tensions there. Government officials of the ruling ANC party have been caught chanting “Kill the Boer” while other leaders have openly threatened outright slaughter of white Afrikaners.  Accordingly, Genocide Watch has placed South African whites on their list of groups vulnerable to genocide.

For more information about the Suidlanders group, please visit their website at https://suidlanders.org and http://southafricasos.org/ or listen to the recent interview done by John Jacob Schmidt of Radio Free Redoubt by clicking here.

South Africa Cancels 2,100 Amateur Radio Licenses

Brushbeater blog writes about South Africa’s recent cancellation of 2,100 amateur radio licenses, a possible sign of governmental instability or crackdown. For more South African situation information, see our recent post of the Radio Free Redoubt interview with the Suidlanders.

This morning this story came across by usual news blotter and it’s disturbing to say the least.

Usually during severe government instability with a coming crackdown, Amateur Radio licenses are one of the first things to get pulled- the narrative must be controlled, with any potential communications between dissident groups being cut. The previous amateur allotments are then heavily monitored for traffic by anyone other than ‘authorized users’. Now to what degree the repression can be maintained is anyone’s guess. But when the president of your nation is making statements like this, it’s time to kit up.

According to the article, the licenses were cancelled due to “non-payment of license fees“. Unlike here in the US, South Africa requires an annual renewal. However what’s left out is the question of whether or not the trust holders were actually notified or if the official statement can even be taken at face value. My guess would be no. The article may have indicated that the government regulating agency attempted to notify those delinquent on their fees, but it would not surprise me in the least if those notices were never sent out, possibly even pre-selecting potential dissidents for cancellation to have them call the offices and complain just to map out the dedicated (because governments never do that, do they?).

Read more from the source: A Sign of the Times- South Africa Cancels 2,100 Amateur Radio Licenses

Jordan Page Concert, May 6th, 6:30 PM, Prosser, WA

After the conclusion of the NW Preparedness Expo, please join Jordan Page in concert on the expo grounds at 22202 N Hinzerling RD, Prosser, WA.  At 6:30pm there will be a commissioning of the youth for the cause of liberty, followed by Jordan Page’s music.  Concert attendees need not pay the Expo ticket charge, though donations to Jordan Page are strongly encouraged.

Jordan Page is an American recording artist who performs a mixture of rock and folk music that has captivated audiences all over the US.  He is known for headlining at major protests and rallies in support of freedom, peace, and limited government.  His lyrical poetry is as poignant as it is spiritual, and is matched only by his incredible guitar skills.  Jordan has headlined at hundreds of political events since 2008 and is known as a leading voice of liberty in America.   Jordan shared the stage with Congressman Ron Paul 18 times on the presidential campaign trail including the Revolution March in 08′, the Iowa Straw Poll in 11′, and the Sun Dome Rally in Tampa at the RNC in 12′.  He has performed live on CSPAN numerous times at major events as well as television programs including Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano and FOX Strategy Room. Jordan is the host of a popular internet radio show “Page Against the Machine,”  and is also a regular guest on political talk shows including Huffington Post Live, Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock.  He was listed by the Washington Post as the most popular artist among Ron Paul supporters in 2012 and his fearless and iconic anthems Liberty, Message of Freedom, and Pendulum continue to inspire freedom-loving people to stand up against corruption and immoral wars. 

Jordan Page Youtube channel

Jordan Page iTunes

KrisAnne Hall, May 11th, CANCELLED

EDIT: Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled because for KrisAnne Hall’s health.

KrisAnne Hall will be delivering a talk on “Forgotten Founders” in Prosser, WA from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Patriot Barn, 22202 N Hinzerling RD.

KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne will connect the dots for you like no one else can! Host of The KrisAnne Hall Show, she pulls no punches, puts Liberty First and gives no quarter to those who hide behind party labels. Like no other host, KrisAnne will tell you what the founders had to say on today’s relevant issues .

KrisAnne is a disabled Army veteran, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastor’s wife and a patriot. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she received her undergraduate degree in Bio-Chemistry from Blackburn College in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and is a former Russian Linguist for the US Army. KrisAnne worked as a state prosecutor and with a prominent law firm defending religious liberty and First Amendment rights. KrisAnne lives in North Florida with her husband JC, a pastor and former Russian instructor for the US Navy, and their adopted son Colton.

Partial Verdict Announced in the First Bundy Ranch Trial

From LibertyNation columnist Kit Perez:

The first Bundy trial has ended in a mistrial after finding a federal informant guilty of eight charges and one of the defendants guilty of two lesser charges. The jury was hopelessly deadlocked on sixty more charges, even after federal judge Gloria Navarro sent the jury back to deliberate further.

The case has been hotly contested by their supporters, who say that the men were defending themselves against government agents who assaulted, tazed, and threatened them.

Todd Engel was found guilty on two charges; obstruction of justice, and interstate travel to aid extortion. Greg Burleson, a fellow defendant also revealed to have been working for the federal government as an informant throughout the events at Bundy Ranch, was found guilty on eight charges. According to Maxine Bernstein of OregonLive.com and Jenny Wilson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the jury was “hopelessly deadlocked” on all other charges — including the charge of conspiracy against the United States government. Federal judge Gloria Navarro has reportedly sent the jury back on an Allen charge to deliberate further on the other counts, but to no avail.

To continue reading the article, click here.

RFR Interview with Suidlanders

John Jacob Schmidt from Radio Free Redoubt interviews Simon Roche from Suidlanders in the latest episode. Suidlanders is the world’s largest non-government civil defense group formed under the auspices on international humanitarian law as stated in the Geneva conventions.  Suidlanders is an emergency plan initiated for the protection of non-combatant civilian Afrikaners in the event of a civil war in South Africa. Their story is of interest to anyone interested in preparedness or any who may fear a civil war coming in their own county. A couple of members of Suidlanders are currently speaking at venues across the United States in order to raise awareness of the issues facing South Africa. You can read more about Suidlanders at their website.

Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

Some background information:

South African President Calls for Confiscating All White-owned Land

‘Bury them alive!’: White South Africans fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate

 

2017 Expo Door Prizes

Thanks to generous donors, the 2017 NW Preparedness Expo will also have drawings for door prizes. Among the prizes donated this year are:

United Cutlery M48 Kommando Tactical Shovel

 

 

Tecsun PL-380 shortwave radio

 

 

“Forging the Hero” by John Mosby

 

 

“The Reluctant Partisan – Volume II: The Underground” by John Mosby

 

 

Orca Tactical Molle H2O Water Bottle Pouch Hydration Carrier

 

 

Maxpedition Rollypoly Folding Dump Pouch