Getting yourself equipped for "Red Dawn"
You’ll be happy to know that, should the worst case develop, the well-prepared modern American Patriot will only need a couple thousand dollars to equip himself to decisively repel Greeks, Jamaicans and Mongolians.
Lubbock County Judge Tom Head and Commissioner Mark Heinrich told a Lubbock television station last week they’re asking for a 1.7 cent tax rate increase so they can beef up the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department in preparation for a possible civil war, should Barack Obama be re-elected.
They were serious.
“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the (United Nations), and what is going to happen when that happens?,” Head asked the station during an interview. “I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.”
“Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops. I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. OK. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here’.
“And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said ‘you gonna back me’ he said, ‘yeah, I’ll back you’. Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there. I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me.”
Don’t misunderstand here, I’m not saying that Head is nuts. I’ve met more than a few elected officials around Texas who foresee violence breaking out all over the U.S. come Nov. 7, whether Obama is re-elected or not.
But to say it out loud and attempt to use that as justification for a tax increase — that’s what’s nuts.
As a Texas Nationalist, civil war is not the scenario I would support or prefer; we who advocate Texas divorcing D.C. devoutly believe that independence for Texas can be achieved at the ballot box, in a rational and reasonably amicable fashion.
We do not advocate uprisings of any fashion. We are not affiliated with any militia organization, nor care to be. We do not want to join a second Confederacy.
But having been a Nationalist for nearly 10 years now (go ahead, do the math), I also know that our federal government has indeed wrestled in the past with the possibility of internal insurrection and has indeed made contingency plans. Even before the current occupant of the White House took office, the Department of Homeland Security was issuing alerts and instructions to local law enforcement on who might be dangerous — particularly the “Patriot Militias.”
Interestingly enough, none of the “right-wing” groups they warned law enforcement about has ever committed any active violence — while the radical leftist organizations like Greenpeace, PETA, La Raza, the New Black Panthers and the ‘Occupy’ protesters have been rather abundant in their distribution of both violent rhetoric and violent action.
However, if you’re dead-set bent on being a right-wing Patriot minuteman ready to step forward and prevent Holland, Malaysia and Uruguay from doing a Red Dawn on us, you’ll be happy to know that there is indeed a Field Manual with recommended equipment you’ll need to get before the shooting starts.
The Field Manual of the Free Militia (available at http://www.publiceye.org/ifas/library/militia/index.html) recommends a list of equipment you’ll need to take to the field. All told, the expected cost of this gear would run you around $2,000 and would include, in addition to your Ruger “mini-14” rifle (recommended because it uses the same ammunition as the military’s M16/police AR-15), things that most of us Marine veterans recognize as “782 gear” — web belt, canteens, field jackets, that kind of thing.
Most importantly, the manual suggests not tipping anyone off about what you’re buying. Pay for everything in cash, buy from individuals or at gun shows to minimize paperwork.
I wonder if it’s just coincidence that the release of the re-made “Red Dawn” movie is also scheduled for that first week in November?
From my perspective, I’m not that terribly worried about the possibility of United Nations troops being used to put down a domestic insurrection in the U.S. Let’s face it, the U.N. has never successfully deterred aggression by anyone and the military prowess of U.N. peacekeepers may rank only slightly ahead of France.
But if I’m wrong, it’s good to know that Judge Head and crazy militia people will have my back.