STRATEGIC RELOCATION: THE NEW LOCATION

This is part 3 of a short series on relocation, such as to the Redoubt or Appalachia, so you might want to check out the first two parts here and here.

At this point, we’re going to assume you picked a spot, and managed to successfully fund your move and show up in the new place. What now? You might be thinking, “What do you mean? It’s like any other move.” Actually, it’s just the beginning. Now is when the real work starts.

NETWORKING

Getting plugged in is important. By yourself, you’re screwed. You’ll need to build relationships and networks. One person we know started joining local groups on social media even before the move, got to know the local society and culture a bit, and contacted a local “neighbors helping neighbors” group. He told them he was planning to move there, and asked what was available for small-time volunteer work. Not only did he get connected to some solid people who were very well-versed in the area and different resources, but they coordinated a neighbor welcome party for his own arrival. When he pulled up to his new house with his trailers and family, folks were there with hot homemade food and a lot of strong backs to help unload and get them settled.

Take the time to get familiar with who the movers and shakers are in your community, too. Here’s just a small sample of things you should do once you get moved. I’ll go into each of them in a bit more detail below.

  • Attend a city council meeting. You’ll get a feel for who’s who, and what people care about in your area.
  • Find a way to volunteer in the community. This could be anything from donating/staffing the local food bank, to joining a volunteer fire department.
  • Spend one early morning a week in the local diner. Talk to the regulars, be polite, and do a lot of listening. Small town diners are excellent places to meet people and get information. They are not, however, good for any kind of clandestine meetings or activities.
  • Find out how to get into the bartering community. Rural areas have amazing barter economies, and you can get your hands on some pretty great stuff.

THE CITY COUNCIL

No one’s saying you should get involved in local politics (although there’s a solid argument to be made for doing so, if you have enough people to pull it off in multiple positions). But you should know who’s who, and where they stand on various issues. What are people mad about in your area? Who do they look to, to “do something” about those things, and who’s behind those people? If they have money, where’d they get it? What is the big industry in your area? What’s the underground industry?

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Joining your local volunteer FD may be one of the smartest things you can possibly do if you live in a rural area or very small town. Here’s why:

  • Free and extensive medical training. Chances are very good that you need more of that, unless you’re already in the profession. If you live remotely, this becomes even more critical.
  • Exposure to situations that require quick thinking and decision making, as well as “bad stuff” that can help you train your mind to be able to function in chaos instead of puking behind the nearest bush when you’re needed.
  • A(nother) reason to get off your rear end and do PT. Firefighting is hard work.
  • You learn to be ready to go at a moment’s notice, and have your ducks in a row when you do. By default, you become more mentally prepared for rapid changes in your environment. After enough 0200 calls, you learn how to wake up quickly, get moving, and be able to get out the door instead of wandering around wondering “where did I put my….?” That skill translates to a lot of different things.
  • If you own property with woods, you’ll learn how to manage that property in ways that will help keep your home safe — and your animals, crops, and other things you’ll eventually invest in.
  • Access to behind the scenes of disasters and other events that the public doesn’t get. Access and information are key.
  • You’ll end up meeting people who are getting the same training (or are already very good at it), and you’ll make associates and allies.
  • All of these skills and traits translate to you having value to a group or community. It’s not enough to “just” be a “gun guy,” or “comms guy,” etc. You need more than one skill.

THE DINER

Everywhere in the country — or even in the world — people, at their core, are the same. They get together to eat and chat, and they chat about things that matter to them. Those things should matter to you, too, if you want an understanding of the community you live in (and you do, believe me). Spending some time in the local eatery, whether it be in the early morning when the older farmers are complaining about market prices and weather, or at lunch when the local business people are chatting, you’ll learn all kinds of information. You’ll notice local cultural norms, social cues and even normal dress. You can think this stuff is stupid, but try walking into a tiny diner in Nowhere, Montana dressed like a hipster from Seattle and see how well you’re received. A lot of rural places aren’t interested in newcomers, and don’t trust them. You have a hurdle to get over, and the sooner you can blend in like a native and get tied in for info, the faster that’ll go.

BARTERING

If you’re smart, you’ll spend time on places like Craigslist, noticing what kinds of things are available to barter. Check out local flea markets, small town newspapers, and go back to the diner. There is always someone who wants something you have — and has something you need. As you get to know people, you’ll learn what things people are looking for. If you have chickens, for instance, you can trade your eggs for something else. In the spring, you can run a batch of eggs through a fairly cheap incubator and trade chicks for stuff. Even your junk and animal manure is desirable to someone. Keep your eyes and ears open and you’ll start building contacts…and networks of people who have things to trade. Also be creative about what YOU have to trade; it’s not always a tangible object. A weekend spent helping a neighbor with his car repair or house painting can net huge benefits down the road.

Other things you should consider include getting tied in with local ham groups, understanding law enforcement presence/mindset/capability, and talking to your neighbors to learn what the general attitude is in your immediate area is.

GETTING SETTLED

Once you’re moved in and a bit settled, maybe once you know a few folks, you might want to get involved with raising some animals or doing a bit of farming. Don’t think that you can only start such a venture if you have tons of money or your family’s been doing it forever. The truth is, you CAN go from business-attire-wearing corporate jungle to having a fully functional homestead. It takes a bit of time, a LOT of hard work, and some serious planning and scaling, but it can be done. Start small, with 5 chickens and a rooster. Read books. Watch videos online. There is very little about homesteading that cannot be learned about online—and then you go practice. Talk to local folks who are successfully doing what you want to do. How’d they do it?

If you truly want to get out of where you are, don’t be afraid to start planning it. Be realistic, but be excited. Come outside of your comfort zone. I can tell you from experience—once you’re in your new place, you’ll have setbacks. You’ll sometimes question your sanity. You’ll reach for the phone to call for something you want, only to remember that hay and propane are the only things getting delivered out where you live.

This isn’t meant to be the ultimate guide to relocation. It’s simply meant to get your head thinking of some of the special considerations to moving, especially if your reasons for doing so are to find more freedom. While I can certainly vouch for the fact that you CAN pull off a move like this, and you CAN find more freedom in doing so, you might not want to. That’s okay too, if that’s your call. If you do stay, understand the ramifications and potential consequences of doing so.

Taking the leap of faith to move—especially if you go from suburbia or urban settings to a rural one—isn’t for the weak. It’s hard work. There’s a very good chance, however, that when you look out over your property, see your animals and kids healthy and happy, and know what it’s truly like to do for yourself, with a solid network of people you can count on no matter what, you’ll never want anything different.

STRATEGIC RELOCATION: PLANNING THE MOVE

Yesterday we looked at the idea of relocating to a different location, and whether that’s something you’ve already been thinking about or are just starting to wake up to, there are a lot of good reasons to do so. Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and move, there’s the (not so) little matter of funding. Moving is expensive, but there are ways to fund your quest if you’re willing to put work in and get creative.

RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS AND SAVINGS

One way to fund your move is by cashing in your 401(k) or other retirement accounts. While many would gasp at such a notion, let’s parse it out a moment. It wasn’t until the last 100 years that the concept of “retiring” was even a thing. People worked until they couldn’t, and in most cases their families took care of them in their twilight years. If they couldn’t farm or engage in manual labor anymore, they did other things, such as helping raise the children or doing smaller tasks within the family structure. The idea that at some point you stop working entirely and live off of Social Security or retirement accounts is a fairly new idea, comparatively speaking.

If your goal with retirement was to buy a nice RV and travel the countryside, move to Florida or Arizona, and generally enjoy not working, then getting rid of your retirement funds is probably a bad idea. If, however, you’re chasing the freedom of sustainability and a greater liberty in your own life, or if you believe that you NEED to get out of the location you’re in, then it’s an option. Liberty is a harder existence, to be sure, full of hard work and effort. You’ll simply need to ask yourself what you’re willing to do in order to make it all happen.

I’m not advising that you willy-nilly cash everything in and go on a spending spree for preparedness. There is, however, an argument for using at least some of the funds to get started in your new place. Keep in mind, however, that the more complete and realistic your plan is, the better this works. If you have enough in your retirement to also pay off any outstanding credit card debt, student loans, or auto loans, pay those off FIRST, before your move. In addition, if you do decide to cash some funds in, you’ll need to figure out any penalties and/or taxes you’ll need to pay for next year and set that aside right off the top.

SAVING UP

If you can’t bring yourself to cash in retirement accounts, then you may need to simply start budgeting for it. Forego your family vacation and put the money toward your planned move. Start making your coffee at home and pass on the daily latte. Even if you’re getting only one $4 coffee per day, and only on weekdays, you’re spending almost $1000 a year. In some rural locations, that’s rent on a piece of property, or several months of groceries. That’s more than a quarter side of beef, which translates to a few months of meat for your family.

Go through your bank accounts, add up all of your subscriptions and auto-debits, and then take a hard look at them. How much of it do you really need? You might be surprised to see that between the cable TV, the streaming services, the Candy Crush, and other “nickel and dime” stuff, you could be paying out $200 a month that could be going toward your move.

Cutting back on certain conveniences you may be used to, such as dining out, pizza delivery, or your various shopping habits will not only save you money and get you to your goal quicker, but they’ll also be good practice for your new location, which may not have these things. When I made the move from the greater Seattle area to rural Montana, I ended up giving up a lot of things I was used to—pizza delivery was a big one. It also changed how I cook and shop for groceries. Instead of deciding what I wanted for dinner and then making a trip to the store for anything I was missing, I was forced to ask, “What can I make with what we have?” As a result, however, we learned to plan our meals, shop local with a plan in mind, and spend more wisely—and that means more money in our pocket and better quality food.

SELLING NONESSENTIALS

Another option is selling the stuff you don’t need. Have a garage sale, put it up on Craigslist, get rid of it. You have more than you need—that’s a guarantee. If you’ve been prepping, obviously keep that stuff, but your TV, video game consoles, extra clothes, your collection of fiction books that don’t teach you anything, and all of the assorted junk you have can all go. Not only will you get money to put towards your move, but you’ll have less stuff TO move later.

BORROWING

If you absolutely cannot get enough money to move, even after all of the things above, you could look into borrowing. It’s not ideal; in fact, it’s a horrible idea in almost all cases. Some families, however, find themselves under a time constraint. Maybe their child is involved with destructive people or activities and they need to get their kids out. Maybe they’ve decided that they want to be moved in time for the next school year. Maybe they want to get in on some lucrative seasonal employment in the new location. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself in need of moving sooner than you can afford, and you have literally no other option, you could borrow or use credit.

FINDING WORK

If you have a specific career, it may or may not translate well to a more rural location. If you have a corporate job that doesn’t really have a rural equivalent, for instance, you might have to either make sure that you’re within commuting distance of someplace that has your particular function—or get creative.

Some skills can find work anywhere. Bartenders, auto mechanics, secretaries and assistants can usually find some kind of work. Even if you’ve never done the work before, if you’re willing to learn and are in good physical shape, sometimes you can get work outside of your regular career path and learn on the job. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll almost certainly be making less than you did in the city. If you’re smart, it won’t be that big a deal; you’ll learn to live on less, and generally the cost of living rural is less than in the city.

Don’t be afraid to look far outside the box for work. Many people who live in rural communities work in the small towns nearest them, or even from home. There are thousands of jobs available to telecommuters of all types, and there’s no rule that says you have to only have one job. Many people raise and sell a specific type of farm animal or use their milk to make homemade soaps for sale. You could also write articles or design websites. People with graphic design experience could open up a virtual firm online and work as a contractor. The sky is truly the limit in terms of what you can do to make money if you’re motivated and have skills to offer. Even if you get a “regular” job in your new location, you can always supplement that income with producing or creating things.

As part of your preparation to move, you might even learn a skill or get certified in something you already know how to do, and start your own business doing it. Here are just a few ideas of things that can supplement your income:

  • Gunsmithing
  • Writing
  • Arts and crafts (crochet, needlepoint, knitting, soapmaking)
  • Raising chickens or other livestock
  • Painting/building
  • Detailing cars
  • Seamstress work

Even having a “business” in which you pick up scrap piles or do other odd jobs can be fairly lucrative if you have a strong work ethic and can get some word of mouth built up. Everything takes time—but if you visit a few farmer’s markets or see a couple Etsy shops (crocheted shawls, for example, go for $100-$200 each, easily), you can get some really interesting ideas.

If you’re looking at a move, then you should also be aware that it comes with a lifestyle change, and that’s hard. Everything worth having is. The real work begins when you get to your new location. There’s a lot more to it than just getting into a new place and figuring out where the grocery store is. That’s what we’ll talk about next.

http://www.americanpartisan.org/2018/08/strategic-relocation-planning-the-move/

STRATEGIC RELOCATION: ARE YOU MISSING OUT?

The concept of strategic relocation is not new, but it’s recently become more popular, as more and more liberty-loving folks get tired of being crammed into crowded public transportation or spending hours on the road in the daily snail-pace commute. For many, the thought of leaving everything can be a bit terrifying, and if you have a family who doesn’t want to leave, you might be thinking that your Big Move is more of a pipe dream than a real possibility, even though you see the death grip on your everyday freedoms tightening by the day. Here’s the truth: it can be done. And yes, you can be amazingly happy in a new location that is more conducive to the type of life you want to live.

Just like changing your physical condition requires time, discipline, and effort, so does changing your permanent residence. Add to that a lot of planning, and you’ll see yet another reason why a lot of people don’t do it. Before we get into how to effectively and efficiently plan such a move, however, let’s look at why you might choose that path — or at least, why you’re probably interested in the idea. Over the next few days we’ll go through the process of aligning your thought process, getting down to brass tacks, and even what you should be doing when you get to your new location.

WHY MOVE?

Maybe you live in a high-crime neighborhood. Contrary to what society will tell you these days, moving because you don’t want to deal with crime, homeless camps, drug addicts, or other social problems and vices does not make you a racist. If you want a safer environment for your family, then moving might be your best bet. When I first purchased my home in a quiet lake community north of Seattle, it was a great environment for my kid to grow up, with lots of opportunities. A few short years later, within a five block radius, there was a convicted rapist, a chop shop, a meth house, two shootings, and a hotbed of criminal activity on the next corner. That’s not counting the commute, which more than doubled in time due to exploding population. It was time to go, and I don’t regret making that move one bit. It was hard — and it continues to be. For us, it’s worth it, and we would never even consider leaving our little farm.

There is a long list of reasons why moving out of the city is an excellent choice; if you’re already considering it, then you’ve probably already thought of at least some of these:

  • Crowds
  • Crime
  • Traffic/Long commutes
  • Nosy neighbors
  • Inability to become truly sustainable
  • Lack of room for storing preps or other necessities
  • Higher prices and cost of living
  • Draconian HOAs and suburban “beautification” organizations
  • Gun laws
  • Overregulation, ordinances, taxes, levies, and all the related idiocy
  • Wanting to get your kids out of public schools
  • Lack of like-minded attitudes or political/religious ideals

Another thing you might be dealing with in your area is the locale’s natural disaster type. Everything is a trade, and while preparing for natural disaster is somewhat the same regardless of where you live, each area has its own specific challenges that you might not be okay with.

If you live in an urban or even suburban area, you might also find that you’re having a hard time finding people who believe as you do, whether that be your worldview, politics, or religious belief. Like it or not, harassment is a very real thing—and not in the ways the media would have you believe. Being liberty-minded, religious, or even just the wrong color in certain areas can get you in big trouble—and that goes for anyone. Regardless of what race you are, there are places you aren’t welcome.

The reasons to move are many, and the bottom line is that you don’t need to justify those reasons to anyone. What matters is what’s best for you and your family, and if that means pulling stakes, then so be it. If you’re set on moving, let’s talk about how to make it happen.

CHOOSING A LOCATION

Once you’ve outlined your reasons for moving (thereby outlining what you’d need in a new location), you’ll need to figure out where to go. Do you just move to a different neighborhood? Out of the city into a nearby suburb? Do you stay in the same state but move to a rural locale? Or do you go all out and move to a different part of the country?

A lot of this will depend on what your reasons for moving are. If state gun laws are an issue for you, for instance, then you’ll probably need to move out of state. If you just want to be able to see your kids go to a less violent or better school, you may be able to get away with just moving to a different neighborhood. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at homesteading, you’ll be looking at states where that’s being done successfully.

If you use social media, you can look at groups that are local to the area you’re interested in moving to, to get a feel for the culture. Read their local paper, maybe even pull up the radio frequencies for their local police and fire and listen to the type of calls they’re dealing with on a daily basis. Are they getting a lot of overdoses? Shootings? What area of the town or county are the calls coming from? Are they places you can avoid? Is the crime location-based (such as a specific block or business) or is it widespread all over the county? If you notice over the course of a few weeks of paying attention that a specific street gets a lot of calls, or maybe the cops get called to a certain bar for fights, you can avoid that problem by simply not going to that location.

Look up the laws in your proposed new locale and see what’s considered legal and what’s not. You may very well choose to ignore certain laws in your quest for more freedom, but you should at least be able to make an informed decision about what you’re choosing, and what the potential consequences are so you can mitigate any potential fallout.

Check the county zoning laws and building permit requirements, too. One person I know found the perfect off-grid home—only to find that it was sitting just on the wrong side of the county line, in a location where the county wanted permits for everything and lots of taxes and fees. They chose to pass on that house and went to a county where there are no building permits, and no one cares what they do on their land.

Before choosing a location, you can also pull up all manner of data on everything from average income and education level to demographics, home prices, economic growth, and anything else you’d like to know. It all depends on what kinds of information you seek, and whether you’re willing to do the research. You’re never going to find the perfect place; you can, however, find something that fits the non-negotiables. Check out the local weather too, and keep in mind what will be expected in that area. Are you choosing a place with hard winters? Super-hot summers? Higher altitude? Before you throw out the idea of living in a place with rough winter, for instance, keep in mind that there are positives to everything. Snow runoff, for instance, can help you water your garden months later during a drought if you’ve thought ahead in terms of collection. And after the busyness of spring and summer, you’ll look forward to winter, when you have a freezer full of meat, shelves and root cellar packed with food, enough firewood to keep the house warm, and lots of time to work on indoor projects or study new skills in preparation for spring thaw.

One more thing—be aware of any tourist attractions, natural wonders, or other curiosities in your area. They draw crowds and everything that goes with them. You might have your heart set on living in the mountains of Wyoming—only to later realize that you moved too close to Yellowstone National Park and now have tens of thousands of people clogging your local area for half the year.

TAKING THE NEXT STEP

Once you’ve decided on a location (or at least narrowed it down to 2), it’s time to talk funding. Look at average rents/mortgage payment amounts. You may need to rent a smaller place until you can buy. You may want a bit of land to raise animals. You may choose to live remotely or in a small town near a larger area. If your ultimate goal is to get as off-grid as possible, understand that you’re not going to want to go directly from an urban or suburban environment directly to a place where you have no electricity and have to haul water. You and your family will get frustrated very fast, and you’ll be tempted to move back. Start small; rent a place with a well and power.

Above all, be realistic about how it’ll be. The first year is really, really hard. The second year is a bit easier but it’s still difficult. Don’t be tempted to show up and assume you’ll be able to be fully sustainable within a year. You’ll learn some hard lessons; those lessons, however, will not only make you stronger, but you’ll find that you’re able to adapt better for the next situation. You’ll learn to use what you have instead of running to the store for everything. Depending on where you end up, you may find that certain times of the year require you to prepare, or forego certain activities in favor of making your life easier later. You’ll learn that at least part of each season is spent preparing for the next one, or getting done various tasks that need doing. There’s a routine to it, however, and over time you’ll also find that you are emotionally attached and invested in your homestead. It’s something you’ve worked on and sweated over, and it helps you survive. If you can find your spot in a state or area that is also more liberty-minded than where you are, you’re doubly blessed.

If you’ve read this far and aren’t interested in taking the leap of faith, that’s fine too — there are those who believe that freedom can be found anywhere. Ultimately, it’s your choice, and you don’t have to defend that to anyone either. For those who can smell the fresh air and imagine a different life for yourself and your family, however, stay tuned. Tomorrow we’ll talk about where you’ll find the money to make it happen.

http://www.americanpartisan.org/2018/08/strategic-relocation-are-you-missing-out/

TFW the Wall Street Journal discusses the prospects of a coming racial civil war.

Tingle, tingle…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/shall-we-have-civil-war-or-second-thoughts-1534544477 

“In 2018 we have come, finally, to the punch line of an old joke—the one that ends with Tonto asking the Lone Ranger: “What do you mean ‘we,’ paleface?”

The joke originates in radio. In the mythical early days of the Western United States, the announcer told us, a masked man and an Indian rode the plains, searching for truth and justice: “Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver.” In a jitter of neurons, however, the mind grasps that jesting Tonto has a different myth in mind—the Little Bighorn.

White men on watersmooth silver stallions ride forth with Gen. Custer, all white hat and flowing yellow hair. The regimental band, ridiculously clad in long white dusters, plays “Garryowen.” Then the Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other people of color on horseback materialize and cause white people in the immediate vicinity to disappear. Tonto takes white men’s scalps.

The joke seems less funny today. Now Tonto does the laughing. The moral ground of his question has shifted. Betrayal is the way to his own truth: No more Kemosabe. There’s a shock of awareness all around.

Have we reached the tilting point on the subject of race? Americans don’t quite know anymore what they mean when they say “we.” In the color hierarchies—the caste systems—of the old America, everyone knew well enough. They knew who was in and who was out. They knew the boundaries and categories. Now a country in the process of expanding its first-person plural becomes more inclusive and, at the same time, more balkanized.

U.S. society has been fragmented by identity politics into warlord states and has become, here and there, almost psychotic. Civilized people get themselves worked up at dinner parties. They use the phrase “civil war,” and on the third glass of wine, they mean it. People unsure of who they are have no idea what they, or the other side, may be capable of. A strange interplay of candor and evasion goes to work, but all forces are centrifugal. When Ta-Nehisi Coates says “we,” he doesn’t mean me. I am the blue-eyed white devil slave master. Not in my own eyes but in his.

The public narrative is filled with alternate fantasies of annihilation. Either Robert Mueller is about to crush Donald Trump and cast him and his kind into outer darkness, or Mr. Trump will obliterate Mr. Mueller and, with him, the left and its useful-idiot media. Conjectural nuclear or environmental apocalypse flickers just over the horizon.

Nothing is more personal than race, which is the underlying master theme…”

Jewish Hate Group SPLC Gets Boot from US Federal Government Partnership Programs

The Jewish extremist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) hate group has been given the boot from all formal partner programs with the US Government, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced.

(The New Observer)

Speaking before the Alliance Defending Freedom’s annual Summit on Religious Liberty, Sessions announced that the Justice Department would not partner with groups that discriminate against or defame others, singling out the Southern Poverty Law Center for its “hate group” campaign.

Sessions accused the SPLC of wielding the “hate” designation as a “weapon . . . against conservative organizations that refuse to accept their orthodoxy and choose instead to speak their conscience.”

“I have ordered a review at the Department of Justice to make sure that we do not partner with any groups that discriminate,” Sessions said.

“We will not partner with groups that unfairly defame Americans for standing up for the Constitution or their faith.”

Nor will the department associate with “hate groups,” he said, insisting, “At the Justice Department, we will not partner with hate groups. Not on my watch.”

The SPLC, under its president, Richard Cohen, has, along with the Jewish extremist hate group the ADL, been one of the fiercest critics of the Trump administration, and used President Trump’s face on the front page of one of its “Year in Hate” review.SPLC board members contributed thousands of dollars to Clinton’s presidential campaign, and has continued to wage war against Trump, falsely accusing him of being responsible for an alleged increase in anti-Semitism and racism (an “upsurge” that was later revealed to have been caused by a Jew in Israel).

“They [SPLC] use it to bully and intimidate groups like yours which fight for the religious freedom, the civil rights, and constitutional rights of others,” Sessions told the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Among the groups listed by the SPLC is the ADF, a Christian legal foundation that specializes in religious-liberty cases.

“You and I may not agree on everything, but I wanted to come back here tonight partly because I wanted to say this: You are not a hate group,” Mr. Sessions told the ADF.

The move to boot the SPLC will affect the FBI in particular, which currently “partners” with the SPLC on “hate crimes.”

White Nationalists and Christians face down Satanists and Antifa in Little Rock

The Roper Report

Pictured: This photograph was taken by one of the ShieldWall Network members whose face was placed on a wanted flyer distributed by Antifa online prior to the counter protest against the Satanist rally which Antifa supported, and actually printed up as a flyer and distributed by them at the event. Like the rest of the SWN contingent similarly “doxxed”, he walked fearlessly among the crowd, recruiting and taking pictures of the Antifa and their supporters for future exposure of the kind which they react much less courageously to. In this picture he took, in the distance behind the Satanists and Antifa one can see the Confederate and Christian flags carried by the honor guard which Pastor Thomas Robb led to occupy the Arkansas state capitol steps, boldly taking the high ground from them.

Douglas Misicko, the homosexual promoting, race mixing and Communism advocating cult leader who inspired the Satanist rally

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The Satanic Temple rally in Ark. for Religious Freedom to be protested by Neo Nazi group

This transcript of the David Pakman Show, a left wing podcast, discussing tomorrow’s ShieldWall Network Phalanx counter-protest at the Arkansas state capitol, is entertaining. By the way, we’ve received confirmation that The Knights Party will be joining the ShieldWall Network at the rally tomorrow to stand together in solidarity. 

The Satanic Temple rally in Ark. for Religious Freedom to be protested by Neo Nazi group

The Satanic Temple has been fighting a legal battle in Arkansas over the installment of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol, and now a rally is being held in Arkansas on Thursday, August 16th, where The Satanic Temple’s statue of Baphomet will be displayed. Aside from displays on TST properties, this will be the first time Baphomet will be displayed out in the public sphere.

The rally is intended to bring together religious leaders of different faiths to discuss the importance of the First Amendment and its protection for religious pluralism as being essential to preserve American democracy.

According to The Satanic Temple’s spokesperson, Lucien Greaves, “Freedom of Religion means that the government must not be allowed to endorse one religion over another or inhibit any religious voices from access to public forums in favor of another. By installing a Ten Commandments monument on their capitol grounds while rejecting other privately donated monuments of religious significance, the Arkansas State government has flagrantly violated a founding Constitutional principle, for which we call upon the people to rally with us to defend.”

The appearance of the 7½ foot bronze statue on Capitol grounds has been a long time coming. In August 2015, Arkansas Legislature passed a bill introduced by State Senator Stanley “Jason” Rapert to install a Ten Commandments statue on State Capitol grounds. By rejecting The Satanic Temple’s subsequent offer to donate its statue of Baphomet on Capitol grounds, Arkansas violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment by endorsing one religion over others.

The Satanic Temple’s application was blocked by an emergency-session bill that requires all monuments have legislative sponsorship. While the bill prevented the Baphomet statue from being considered, ironically it only magnifies the degree to which the State legislators are endorsing one religion over others and thereby deliberately rejecting the U.S. Constitution.

In April, the Ten Commandments monument was installed in Little Rock and in July, The Satanic Temple filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit opposing the Ten Commandments monument. The Satanic Temple is now seeking a court order to require the state to install the statue of Baphomet on the Capitol grounds.

Greaves explains, “This isn’t a rally of secularists versus people of faith, Satanists versus Christians, or outsiders versus Arkansas. This is a rally for all people who hold sacred the founding Constitutional principles of Religious Freedom and Free Expression that have fallen under assault by irresponsible politicians like Senator Rapert. We welcome people of all backgrounds and religious beliefs to stand with us.”

https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2018/07/30/satanic-temple-plans-arkansas-rally-at-capitol-with-emblematic-statue

Unfortunately, infamous American Neo Nazi Billy Roper has determined that The Satanic Temple is full of commie leftists, and will be protesting the event with his Neo Nazi organization, the SheildWall Network.

In a ShieldWall, every man is responsible for protecting the man to his left with their shield, held in their left hand, covering their neighbor on that side, and attacking the enemy with their right hand spear. To that end all members of the shield wall are equally reliant and dependent on one another.

https://shieldwallnetwork.wordpress.com/about/

Neo-Nazis Call on ‘White Christians’ to Oppose Satanic Temple Rally. The convergence of conservative Christian and White Supremacist groups suggests this is really a struggle over who is a “real” American and who is not.

As The Satanic Temple prepares for its rally for religious liberty in Little Rock, more radical groups have announced their intent to demonstrate at the Arkansas capitol as well. Over the weekend, Billy Roper, a neo-Nazi based in Arkansas, announced a counter-protest and called on “all White Christians” to support him. Roper added, “This particular group of Satanists are Anarcho-Communists, and celebrate homosexuality and race mixing. We anticipate they will be supported by Antifa.”

http://theroperreport.whitenationalists.net/2018/08/14/neo-nazis-call-on-white-christians-to-oppose-satanic-temple-rally/

Billy Roper is one of the more infamous Neo Nazis in America. Here’s a sampling of some of his speech and beliefs.

“Every non-White on the planet has to become extinct. We need to remove these minor-league amateur races out of the game, and refine the playoff brackets a bit, if you get my meaning. The whole world is ours, and the only part of the earth that non-Whites should inherit is however much it requires to cover them.” — January 2005 interview on Blood & Honour Radio

“I’m a biological racist. I’d rather have the entire species become extinct except for one white boy and one white girl who were raised by a pack of wild wolves, than our race go under and the world [be] inherited by Asians and mulattos who can play the classical violin and recite Shakespeare.” — June 2003 essay in White Revolution Report

“The enemy of our enemy is, for now at least, our friends. We may not want them marrying our daughters, just as they would not want us marrying theirs. We may not want them in our societies, just as they would not want us in theirs. But anyone who is willing to drive a plane into a building to kill jews [sic] is alright [sic] by me. I wish our members had half as much testicular fortitude.” — Sept. 11, 2001, E-mail to National Alliance membership celebrating Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center just minutes earlier

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/billy-roper

In the first Unite The Right rally last year in Charlottesville, several of Billy Roper’s followers from the Shieldwall network attended, and one of them, Jacob Scott Goodwin, was convicted of malicoius wounding in the beating of DeAndre Harris in the parking garage.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/38103796/alex-michael-ramos-court-05-03-2018

Since Goodwin’s arrest, Billy Roper has been supporting him through a legal defense fund.

He has also radicalized Goodwin’s parents, particularly his impressionable mother, as detailed in this excellent documentary titled, Path To Radicalizatoin: A Mother Turns To Hate

I guess for a Neo Nazi like Billy Roper, it doesn’t matter that most members of The Satanic Temple are white, as the black community has historically not been very involved in Satanism for various reasons. White people have to be Christians, and non lefty commies of course. Oh and of course no gays. Can’t forget about the gays.

Antifa might show up in support of The Satanic Temple, but the two groups are not aligned and TST does not use the same tactics as Antifa. The Satanic Temple focuses on fighting for religious freedom, mainly through legal battles, and Antifa focuses on fighting against fascist groups, mainly by taking to the streets in black bloc at events and rallies, and disrupting their organizing through infiltration and hacking.

In any case, the fascist right wing of America might bring more violence upon our tarnished history. This is a group of Satanists with a very large statue of Baphomet, which is commonly used to represent Satan/Satanism, being protested by militant Neo Nazis who support genocide against all non white christian straight people.

This could end very badly. The Satanic Temple is incredibly brave for what they are doing.

 

Neo-Nazis Call on ‘White Christians’ to Oppose Satanic Temple Rally

The Roper Report

Pictured: Douglas Alexander Misicko, the real name of “Douglas Mesner”, AKA “Lucien Greaves”, the Satanist provocateur responsible for all of the drama coming Thursday at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, with two faggots kissing over a grave, before Misicko exposed himself and was photographed placing his genitals on a woman’s headstone in an attempt to place a homosexual Satanic curse on her in the afterlife.

No, really.

For those who have been playing along at home, this is peak Operation Newton’s Cradle.

Neo-Nazis Call on ‘White Christians’ to Oppose Satanic Temple Rally

The convergence of conservative Christian and White Supremacist groups suggests this is really a struggle over who is a “real” American and who is not.

As The Satanic Temple prepares for its rally for religious liberty in Little Rock, more radical groups have announced their intent to demonstrate at the Arkansas capitol as well. Over…

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