Alt-Left: The statist’s Patriot movement


One of the ripples that has emanated outward from the brick known as Trump after it was thrown into the swamp this past November deserves far more attention than it is currently receiving. The left has found itself with a lot of young and angry bodies, bereft of the Cinton political machine and the biggest names in the party well into their AARP memberships. With the recent political stunt of Calexit people opening an embassy in Moscow, the human terrain is ripe for an unofficial quasi-government to exist under the Trump administration. Already there exists a growing patriot-esque movement among the liberals that mirrors the antifa movement in Germany. Most of us have seen the call to arms of a few prominent liberals and numerous unhinged Millennials. While many of them appear laughable at first glance, the motive, and soon the means and opportunity will be there for them to adopt an October Revolution mindset.

article-2261220-16e3acd8000005dc-396_634x345A great majority are as serious about armed revolution as their threats for expatriation to Canada were, but it would take a mere handful of people with the proper guidance and funding to cripple infrastructure or commit psychological warfare like the recent spate of Trump hoaxes that include arson. I must admit, reading stories of statists arming themselves was initially conflicting to me. Philosophically speaking I am in favor of people purchasing what they want, without the interference of the perpetually misguided little tyrants the government always attracts. As a private citizen and a state of one, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. For a long time now we, the patriot movement, have enjoyed a massive imbalance of firepower, indeed even Uncle Sam is dwarfed in number by the small arms owned by the public at large. The recent trend of the statists beginning to arm themselves is a little, and it is very late, but bears watching. My chief concern is that those buying out of an emotional response will use them emotionally. I have serious reservations about those unable to master even the most basic terminology of a firearm to seek proper training from an industry they are hostile towards and who is generally hostile to them. Statists also have historically had a little problem with gratuitous application of force, albeit thus far in the US is has primarily been through third parties. The current crop of proto-tyrants in education have done nothing but create a barren ideological landscape, devoid of anything that could possibly interpreted as offensive to anyone and anything. I have less than the utmost confidence people who cannot tolerate a ‘white guy smile’ without launching into a diatribe, will have the judgment and emotional stability to avoid doing what they write on Twitter, Facebook and other social media.

Viewed from a different perspective, let’s think a moment about this from a strictly partisan angle. There is significant tacit support for acts of violence and protests, as long as the tip of the spear doesn’t cross the line into delegitimization. Absent that, they enjoy a significant logistics and psyops apparatus. Millions of dollars worth of media coverage, a social media presence without censure and household names to voice their support. They enjoy large donors like the Ford Foundation, Borealis Philanthropy, Open Society Foundation, and Center for American Progress. How much mayhem does does nine figures buy? Trick question, none of us could even begin to guess because at our best we might be able to scrape together six figures once or twice. Those who have read my previous posts know exactly what money buys and how essential it is to establish a beachhead for a revolution. A cursory look at the financing behind the Russian October Revolution will reveal some rather uncomfortable truths as to how and why this destabilization occurred. Jacob Schiff, Felix Warburg (related to Paul Warburg of Federal Reserve fame) and the interactions between William Steed and the Wilson administration make for fascinating reading in this regard. The point here is that there was a discontent, largely uneducated working class who formed the tip of the spear and a very long logistical tail that is barely discussed at all. The rising Alt-left has that logistical tail and we need to very cognizant of whether the tip of the spear is coming together and where.

october_revolution_3004I do not wish to conjure up imaginary dragons and bumps in the night for us to fear. What is concerning to me is that the coalescence of money behind a thinly veiled communist manifesto trotted out as BLM’s ‘demands’ and the masses of disenfranchised and hysterical voters, many of whom are convinced the opposition is an existential threat and barely human. A political arm also exists that can stay ‘above the fray’ and provide an appearance of legitimacy. Adding small arms to this toxic mixture of hate and statism is asking for conflict. The logistics for that are in place for one side. The other side is armed to the teeth with barely a shred of logistical support and virtually no money. Small arms are far more easily obtainable than $100M+ and national media cooperation. The situation is fluid and we need to recognize it as such. In two weeks there will be motive, and opportunity. All that remains is whether the statists will make good on their desire to have that ability. A dozen Weather Underground groups and countless psyops is an excellent way to create chaos. Chaos is the one remaining revolutionary condition required. Like I said, this is a trend that bears watching.

Individual possession of property, including weapons, is the sine qua non of a free society, and while the comments above sound like much of the tripe being peddled by the SPLC and others, I am not advocating any restrictions from adults purchasing what they want. However, we as a movement and as individuals can and should watch this development closely. Napoleon stated once that a revolution is an idea that has found its bayonets, and while the statists now see the opportunity for corporate, authorized violence by the state now being threatened, the move toward a true revolution is troubling. Conversely, there exists an opportunity for those of us capable and willing to subvert and redirect the recent interest in preparedness and firearms by the political left in a more productive direction. It is a natural inclination to resist plunder of your own resources by others, and I suspect the more self-sufficient a statist becomes, the more naturally he will begin to understand things like NAP and private property. In either case, keep your eyes peeled and know who lives around you, what they believe and trust the words of Mattis…have a plan for everyone you meet.

Jesse James

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21 thoughts on “Alt-Left: The statist’s Patriot movement

  1. If we, the liberty/patriot/individualist ‘demographic,’ armed to the teeth, prepping and righteously pissed for decades, have not begun the party, these late coming, ignorant, emotional, unprepared and unskilled “revolutionaries” can do nothing but validate and absolve us for doing as we must.

    Along with a lack of moral education, they have been shorted of basic mathematics as well.

    Bring it.

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    1. Who is this “we?”

      So all of a sudden the anarchic individualistic heavily armed “we” is going to coalesce into a single-minded liberty collective to combat the “revolutionaries?” (Which the anarchic liberty individualists created.) Or, according to the anarchic individualistic heavily armed liberty “we,” the “bring it” will be done one anarchist at a time? After all, having discipline, organization, leadership, command and control, logistics, money, media — and a plan — would be “statist.”

      How is it done? There are many Old SF types waiting to be taught what we obviously missed during our instruction in UW.

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      1. Do you see the word “anarchy” anywhere in what I wrote?

        Allow me to speak for myself. I loathe anarchy as much as I do monarchy. Individualist is not synonymous with anarchy nor the ability to cooperate for mutual benefit/goals.

        A “single minded liberty collective” is a mouthful of contradiction/oxymoron, unlikely to the point of the impossible and undesirable in any case as just another example of becoming the enemy and replicating his errors.

        “After all, having discipline, organization, leadership, command and control, logistics, money, media — and a plan — would be “statist.”

        Again, not in evidence in my comment. No one doubts the necessity of all those attributes for organized combat operations against a credible combat trained force. We are discussing the possibilities of fighting very ill prepared gangs of lefty fanatics (pavement apes/similar) with shiny new guns with which they are unfamiliar and with which they were/are recently in fear.

        That you cannot correctly identify “we,” Steve, is because you are not one of us. You would rather be right in your own little world view and carp and snipe at everyone and everything who is not you. Perfection is unattainable in this world, and you don’t have the keys to that “kingdom” either.

        “There are many Old SF types waiting to be taught what we obviously missed during our instruction in UW.”

        Again, try speaking for yourself. It should not surprise anyone that your SF training did not encompass the sum of all wisdom, spiritual, military or political. I know you have a lot to offer “us” all in matters of operations and training, but you’ll have to come down from Olympus on High and re-aquire some of that humility you should have been taught when dealing with those you hope to liberate.

        Or not. “We” do still have Max, MDT, Mosby, DTG and quite a few others of your brothers who willteach what they know to anyone willing.

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        1. Very well said 0-6.
          There is no need or is it realistic we all agree, but we do have a very very important need to find common ground and solidarity. It is that movement of people who do that who is the We. Winning hearts and minds, that is the hard part, everything else follows. Resistance to tyranny is a moral precept, people have to figure that out, the ones who are searching are looking for the valor and virtue in that. It is contingent on us who have an understanding of that to carefully and with grace to show the way. Winning the minds is science, but winning the hearts is an art form.
          I think Steve doesn’t understand something here, and I hope your listening Steve, us civilians, we are a most reluctant and fickle bunch. That in no way implies we are not being prepared or have no respect for those indoctrinated in the ways of the military tribe, it’s that we are deep down very reluctant to trust anyone outside our purview. You see, we have been shat on by everyone, and by that I’m saying while we as dirt people have been required and under threat by every form of authority in our society, we have quietly gone along with the laws and regulations, the diktat and pronouncements, under ultimate threat of force and violence if we refuse to comply. Yet, those who are the gate keepers, those who are the oath takers, they are not only the ones who are the ultimate servers of that force and violence, as institutions and a vast majority of people within, we see they violate consistently what they hold us dirt people to. And that includes you Steve by association. You may think your belligerent approach is smart, that is your business, but being on the receiving end, reading your smack downs and your cavalier dismissal of not invented here, only justifies that suspicion us dirt people have for authority. Your authority too in matters military.
          To be straight with you, if I was new to discovering what my liberty was about, looking for answers, your comments to 0-6 would be a serious put off to becoming a part of the movement and finding common ground.

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      2. “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

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    2. Gentlemen, I respect most of you who comment here. Here’s the brass tacks. You may not like it, but is Steven wrong in many respects? The Libertarian Party is a perfect example of those willing to disagree, but not care enough to do anything else. There’s a lot of that in the patriot movement, people willing to ‘be right in your own little world view and carp and snipe at everyone and everything who is not you.’ You know it as well as I. A lot of us are lazy, intellectually and physically. We may not be as lazy as the other side, but it shouldn’t be a sliding scale. I don’t disagree Steven can come across as caustic at times, and we have certainly disagreed about things before. I wouldn’t dismiss his criticism out of hand either. A huge problem for us has been things like logistics, money, staying on message, and discipline. Look at the debacle in Malheur as Exhibit #1 why these things matter. He would be considered a subject matter expert in how important the logistical tail and C&C elements are to the pointy end of the stick. Doesn’t mean he’s the keeper of all wisdom, but it does mean he has a better idea than the vast majority of us do in real, ‘how to shoot the other guy in his face first’ terms. We can’t move forward as a movement or individuals until this stuff gets hashed out. We as individuals cannot possibly hope to master every skill and become an expert in every field. There’s a reason why division of labor is one of the prerequisites of a civilization. ‘If Steve and his pal’s double down and tag team us for defying them, as they have done to a number of people that should tell you all you need to know about who they are and what they are up to.’ I don’t know if I qualify as one of his pals in this context or not, but we would all be better off taking what we can and leaving the rest. We should be our own harshest critics and Steven has a valid point. In fact, one that you’ve seen made here several times about developing a functioning community. Either we subsume our SOME of our goals to achieve the majority or we continue to tread water. It’s how family, community and friendship works. The infighting helps little, unless it spurs positive change.

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      1. My objection to most of what Steve has to say is abrasive, dismissive, condescending, discouraging and, in this case in particular and many another as well, putting words in another’s mouth and arguing against straw men.

        Is there anything wrong with my taking him to task, specifically, on just those grounds? The logical and debating errors are his, not mine.

        I made no great case for or against his tactical concerns… indeed, I applauded them. So far as I have ever seen in his contributions, there has been nothing but negativity and zero efforts to offer anything else.

        “I know you have a lot to offer “us” all in matters of operations and training, but you’ll have to come down from Olympus on High and re-aquire some of that humility you should have been taught when dealing with those you hope to liberate.”

        Got training dates and facilities, Steve? Specific recommendations of a positive nature?

        Crickets.

        Jesse said:

        “Either we subsume {our} SOME of our goals to achieve the majority or we continue to tread water.”

        Exactly my critique of Steve here:

        “That you cannot correctly identify “we,” Steve, is because you are not one of us. You would rather be right in your own little world view and carp and snipe at everyone and everything who is not you.”

        If you’re not a monarchist, as far as Steve is concerned, you’re an historically ignorant mental midget not worth talking to.

        Just reminding us constantly that we don’t have a monolithic military structure or a cornucopic logistics tail already in place is beyond obvious and of no use whatever. We will never be that ready until or unless “we” become “them.” Ain’t happening, God willing.

        We will fight whereas, whenas and such as we are able, and that is the simple truth of it. Local, local and effing local.

        “They,” the much ballyhooed boogeymen “They,” are going to have their hands over full of megaloads of crises they can’t possibly control. Unless they are willing to nuke the countryside, they are through, in which case, all bets are off and all the TO&E in the world won’t amount to a hill of pissants.

        Then, local becomes locale,” entirely, insofar as your personal survival is concerned.

        “…but we would all be better off taking what we can and leaving the rest.”

        Sure. Tell it to Steve and see what you get.

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        1. “My objection to most of what Steve has to say is abrasive, dismissive,”

          Should read: “My objection to most of what Steve has to say is {that it is} abrasive, dismissive, etc…”

          Little bit o’ difference in meaning there. Wups.

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  2. As far as the alt-left buying arms and neglecting training – I am all for it. On principle, they have as much right to own a firearm as anyone, as you so stated. The last thing I would want is to see them dedicate any of their social media time to training. Even so there will be some among them who will train and may even rival some of the more advanced among our own. Simple math can predict this. What concerns me more is the prevalent confidence in our own abilities. I, for one, readily admit I don’t have nearly enough practice, much less training to be terribly confident in any semblance of a firefight. I surely have no desire to put my scant knowledge to any tests if such can be avoided. My only worse nightmare is the thought of having to “run for it”.

    Chaos is a good word for what seems to be in store for this nation. The left has enjoyed tremendous success over the years by not by being correct, surely not by being ethical or moral, but by being loud and incessant. Obviously they continue to work with their collective strength. I see no reason to believe they will stop shouting, burning and looting. And, yes, it does seem natural that they will continue shooting as well.

    While the money men finance the spear points to rile and distract the nation, they will deploy others to thwart every effort to right this nation in every way possible. They will fight in the legislatures, they will fight in the courtrooms, they will shout from the rooftops. And, surely they will continue to spew propaganda from every imaginable source.

    Some see Trump’s election as a planned effort to install a scapegoat for the nation to fall on. Planned or not, I see where this scenario is quite plausible. Whether the idea was hatched in some smokey back room someplace or whether those vying for total control merely seize the opportunity presented to them makes no difference in the end. The result is likely to be the same. While there is a sliver of a chance our nation could take a substantial turn for the better, the odds we face boggles the mind. As for me, I’d rather prepare for the worst and see nothing happen than place my hopes on some precarious possibility.

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  3. This is a sublime piece of critical thinking JJ. You framed your insights superbly. I really got a lot out of this. The best cautionary works on the subject I’ve read.
    History is circular. There are a number of parallels we must be warned of and prepared for. There is no mistake in my mind that marxist tyranny and those behind it actually have to subscribe to certain methods to be successful, and understanding those methods are critical to fighting and defeating those behind the methods.

    I think in a way, we in our liberty have a unique advantage when it comes to revolution, it is hard to define, very allusive, but it has power all outside it’s diminutive appearance.
    The further the spirit advances in the thought and act of defiance to tyrants, the greater the increase of adversarial nature to eradicating that defiance and resistance becomes. It is an evolution of insurgency that is required, and that it comes in stages, at some point the equation changes, from one of being a subject to tyranny, to one of subjecting tyrants to the motive energy of being so free, freedom can not be resisted any longer.

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    1. Doug, let Steve understand, that you and I are “we.”

      And “we” are becoming legion.

      If he could do that, he might become “we” as well.

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      1. Thats right brothers. Legion. Steve gets it or gets left behind of something wonderful. Us “We” we are gonna win. It has begun, you can see the world changing. And we are beginning to win.
        Our liberty and our rights to the blessings of it, how we get there, are not open for negotiation.

        You watch, if Steve and his pal’s double down and tag team us for defying them, as they have done to a number of people that should tell you all you need to know about who they are and what they are up to.

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        1. “You watch, if Steve and his pal’s double down and tag team us for defying them, as they have done to a number of people that should tell you all you need to know about who they are and what they are up to.”

          Correct. And what to do about it as well . All moral dilemmas and contradictions aside….

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  4. Every gun bought by an aging lefty is another nail in the coffin of gun control. It’s almost impossible to over-estimate the importance of this fact.

    It also brings that person more into the sphere of self-reliance, and responsibility. People do change. I was pretty leftish myself long ago. There is a tendency to speak collectively (even among people who claim to oppose collectivism); not everyone on the left is a thumper of Mao’s Little Red Book. Some just have an unthinking habit of voting for candidates with a “D” next to the name. Sound familiar?

    People learn, and adapt to their surroundings. When the surroundings said, “Bathrooms for trannies is an important issue,” no matter how stupid that sounded, people adapted to that milieu. Now that that is over, and suspicion of the Deep State and the Ministry of Propaganda is strong, people will change and adapt to that instead.

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  5. I’m ok with them buying arms. As soon as the left politicians start talking about gun control some of them may get a light bulb moment. That would be nice.

    As far as what to look for, if the left politicians start backing away from their traditional gun control narrative or even begin to advocate for 2A rights then you know something is amiss. This could be a signal that the left is arming and preparing.

    You said it three times, I’m watching.

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