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Self-Defense and ‘Taking the Law into Your Own Hands

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. from LewRockwell.com donate      The riots in Louisville are only the latest in a long string of violent, raging mob riots by the criminal Marxist BLM movement, their mostly-white “antifa” thuggish allies, and assorted looters. In this case, “Two police officers have been shot in Louisville, Ky., amid riots following the announcement of an indictment in the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Louisville chief of police Robert Schroeder confirmed that the officers were shot and were taken to a local hospital. Schroeder told reporters that one of the officers was undergoing surgery but in stable condition, while the other was alert and stable. Police have arrested one suspect in the shooting. . . after a […]

community service

When we consider community service, we think of people who do volunteer work at the public library, in a thrift store or a soup kitchen. There is, however, a category even less common, but probably much more important. Introducing Kurt Askim … Soon after graduation, he met his future wife of 63 years, Jonna Willette who was also attending San Rafael High School. They were married in July 1950 and had two daughters Jeffri and Lisa. In 1950 he graduated from San Francisco State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Soon after graduating he served in the US Army from 1950-1953, and rose from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant to Captain. From 1953 to 1962 he served in the […]

Neighborhood Darby – first meeting recap

We had our first meeting last Wednesday… six of us. Disappointing to me, but the rest felt it was worthwhile AND, more importantly, that we needed to continue meeting on Wednesdays AND expand. We are each to bring another to join us on Wednesday, September 16th at 10:00am. After the excrement has impacted the rotating ventilator it is too late to build networks in a calm, peaceful environment. We will be stuck trying to figure out who is rational, who is stalwart, who you can call upon, who might be trustworthy, and who to distrust in an unstable, Hellish situation. Thoughtful people put some effort into building this knowledge and relationships before the final extreme. Developing tools, networks, accumulating skills, […]

Neighborhood Darby

The trials and tribulations that are rapidly approaching us will not be long-term survivable by individuals. Any hope we have will be founded in strong communities. To that end, I am DOING SOMETHING. That is obviously a whole bunch better than hiding in a foxhole, wringing hands, aimlessly worrying or ignoring a great impending ugliness. This certainly will not be the first time I tried community organizing in Darby, Montana. I suspect my “Sky Is Falling” warning is much more widely understood this time. For print-out purposes, here is the same flier as a .pdf: Neighborhood Darby flier On a related subject: How to Start A Neighborhood Watch Group […]

I am not killing someone over food

I was teaching revolver and shotgun fundamentals to some people recently. Afterwards I asked if they were considering one or the other for home, family and community defense, one answered with my title line, “I am not killing someone over food”. That made me think. I believe I will not kill to take someone else’s food. It would be incredibly destructive of my spirit, soul, karma, eternal being to go for 71 years on the positive side and trash that in my last few months as an Earthly mortal. I am convinced I won’t end my life on that side of the cosmic ledger by choice. I have read and studied a lot of fiction and non-fiction about dysfunctional societies. […]

Stone Soup Kitchen

TEOTWAWKI, The End Of The World As We Know It is upon us. We are in the early stages, but the normal we had a year ago will not return in our lifetimes. We had a warning in Spring and have been granted a short reprieve, but it would be foolhardy to squander the next month. Every analysis I read and see indicates The Change will get worse, soon… much, much worse, and frightfully soon. I share much of that at this website and will continue to do so. Meanwhile, most of us agree that we have at least one good month to build our pantries. Few expect supplies to be as plentiful and easily accessed past October. Hardly any […]

be somebody

Driveway at end of tree row on the right Our little road has some newcomers somewhere up the far end who must have lived on a freeway in their past life. They are blowing by my driveway at 50-60 miles per hour. As many rural roads do, this one has driveways all along its length meaning that high speed drivers create a high risk of collision with people pulling out onto the road. One neighbor made their situation worse by putting up a privacy fence such that they are on the road before able to see if anyone is coming their way. This will not end without incident. Somebody ought to do something Turns out I am somebody High speed […]

Ted on trombone + friends

Since moving to The Bitterroot, groups with room for my trombone playing are hard to come by. My fall-back option is my computer and studio speakers running Music Minus One recordings while I pretend to have a real band or small combo to play along with. I used my new-to-me-then Canon camera to record two representative samples of my main Bitterroot trombone gigs. The miniature internal microphone certainly does precious little to capture any sound quality that might exist were we listening live. The artsy photographic effects were fortuitous accidents. I did not know I had turned them on (or how), but am happy with the result. Most summers find me playing a bit part in our community band… that […]

TARGET: BITTERROOT

On June 4th I published the warning from ANTIFA that they were heading out to make rural America feel just as unsafe as their big city counterparts. Here is the headline and a blurb from that article: BULLETIN: Antifa moving attacks to rural heartland this weekend “Today Natural News has learned that Antifa operatives are organizing a plan to bus large numbers of Antifa terrorists to the vicinity of Sparta, Illinois, where they will be directed to target rural white Americans by burning farm houses and killing livestock. The purpose of the attack, according to sources, is so that Antifa can send a message to white America that “not even rural whites are safe” from the reach of Antifa, and […]

crushing American exceptionalism

In October 2007, my small-town community of Grangeville had a shot at breaking out of stagnation. Sadly it devolved into the same old “community leaders” making sure nothing changed. BUT that isn’t what I’m writing about here. That 12 year old post is here: Idaho Liberty.com – Community Vision. The numbers may have changed slightly; were I betting I would say for the worse. A startling revelation came to us from the facilitator at those meetings and stuck with me: 40% of American 12-year-olds expected to create their own businesses; to be self-employed and even employers as adults. That number drops to 4% by high school graduation. You and I can see it happen. We may not know his number […]

communities that don’t burn

I share a video describing a community whose members fireproofed it against ANTIFA, other agitators, and those manipulating them for agendas unfavorable to normal people – I consider you and I to be in the latter category, but I could define it more narrowly to be those who do not want to destroy other people’s life, liberty and property. The video is of a post-action report by a townie who along with many, many, many neighbors headed off a frighteningly well orchestrated attack. Without ANY violence from either side. While not stressed, the two really spooky aspects of the assaults described are the tactical organization and the type of people running the operation that is steering the low-level rioters to […]

BULLETIN: Antifa moving attacks to rural heartland this weekend

This just came to me. I am putting it out without delay for obvious reasons. While they may adjust their plans based on being exposed, the general drift of this report is a warning to us in the “safe” low population areas. Warning: While the frontline of the rioters may be half-wit mommie’s boys, the captains of these actions are clearly well-versed in 4th-generation-warfare doctrine. This is a much more dangerous enemy than it appears to be. Our feeling of security does not fit their plan to have us beg for martial law. Community posse, upgraded neighborhood watch, however you want to view it or whatever you want to call it, complacency at this time is dangerous. Main bulletin below […]