A Short SITREP and Random Thoughts.



First off I’d like to explain why posting has been completely absent. Between relocating immediate and extended family to my A/O, moving, building, and taking paying jobs there has been little to no time to devote to the blog. Family is the primary tribe – remember that. I anticipate postings to pick back up later in the year once things (and families) get settled in and down.

AntiFa? FSA Commies. A friend summarized it well: “Barely worth the bullet it’d take to slot them”. If you use violence to deny anyone free speech then you’re a fascist (you can glue a horn on a horse and call it a unicorn but it ain’t goinna fart magical pixie dust for ya). I’m not taking the radical side here.  I loathe the supremacists, hell I loathe anyone who would deny anyone else’s inalienable rights. When we decide that acceptable speech is the only allowed speech then it’s time to kick that damn chair off the wall, down the hall, and shave John.

Confederate Statues: Seriously, if this was such a problem why haven’t we heard about it for the last 8 years? And why not a peep about U.S. Grant, I’m pretty sure Native Americans have a valid beef about him. And why aren’t the feminists screaming for Clinton’s little statues to come down? Bottom line: It doesn’t fit the narrative being fed to the “useful idiots”.

On allies: Look, the saying “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a fallacy. The enemy of your enemy can damn sure be your enemy as well. You may have complementing goals and objectives but you’d better look damn hard at your values before you align yourself with a group because they oppose “The Alt-X”.  Sun-Tzu wrote “We cannot enter into alliance with neighboring princes until we are acquainted with their designs.”.

Trump: I didn’t like the guy, personally still not fond of him, but he is making progress in the face of massive obstruction. +1 to arrogant pompous ass. IMHO the guy has more balls than the majority of oligarchs inhabiting Mordor on the Potomac .

Militias: My position has softened a bit on them. I see some folks out there doing good things, seeking good training, and making a genuine effort to bolster their tribe. Here’s a hint: If the guy in charge is wearing stars and hasn’t served a day in his life you’re probably not in the right outfit. Likewise if the guy in charge claims to have been in Delta Force or some other insanely exclusive unit look elsewhere. Before you commit to joining anything do your research. Are they getting together and just bullshitting or do they actually train? What is there training based on? What/how do they vet their instructors (hell for that matter their members as well).  There’s a truth in training: One day a month isn’t going to afford the opportunity to become “elite” at anything you aren’t already highly proficient on and willing to put the time and effort into sustainment training on.  I’ll give a shout out to a good site for those looking for a group: My Militia. Do your research.  I am acquainted with a few groups throughout the south and I’ve seen both good and bad so Caveat Emptor.

Finally, On Hate: Hate is a strong damn word. It’s used entirely too often and has been diluted nowadays to the point anything a person dislikes is now hated. I’d invite folks not familiar with the ideology to take a look at Stoicism. There’s a lot of good concepts in Stoicism that can make you more productive and focused without the emotional distractions. Because when it comes down to it it’s not about the gear, preps, or anything else. It’s about having the mental and physical capability and stability to be the “man in the arena”.

Till next time – Get offa yer asses and do more PT.

About Treaded

Semi-retired career and contract troop. I own and maintain my own small ranch out here in beautiful rural America.
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12 Responses to A Short SITREP and Random Thoughts.

  1. mordor212015 says:

    Glad your family is close. Good to hear from you

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  3. sawman says:

    Good to have you back and good to have your tribe united.

  4. VoorTrekker says:

    Your link MyMilitia is a bad site, not working. Your advice is valuable.

  5. Bruce says:

    Sir: I have not been to your site in the past or am too old to remember. I agree with what you say, whole or/and in part, so keep saying it. I have had a lot of such conversations with my brother, another old guy, and a few friends (that is really all most of us have, the rest are acquaintances) and agree with your assessment that it has to be taking care of things with family and close to home. We are lacking a few things that need to be addressed (that would be all of us that believe in the Constitution and want to be FREE. That last word, unfortunately, is not about unity but about division and we need to start to act with more “Community” to be able to counter the Left. We need to get inside some (if not all) the groups that are threatening us. We need to start to video, record audio, etc of those that are perpetrating the things that are stealing our Freedom. The best way to attack them, at this point, is via things that make them own what they say and do. I have had issues with some of the leaders of my Township. I ran for office and after a narrow defeat lost by much margins because I was able to be painted as bad choice by the “powers that be”. At that point I started video taping the Town Board Meetings and publishing them on the web. That began to make them work harder to advance their agenda and informed the Public at a higher level. It helped me understand how few people really give a “rat’s ass”. We need to get smarter and add more weapons to our arsenal than the traditional ones that use smokeless powder as their propellant. I have, and will use the latter when and if the time arises but we will always need intel and no useful plan comes without good leadership

  6. LFMayor says:

    Glad to hear you’re doing well, sir.

  7. Bill says:

    Glad you’re back online!

  8. Bpfreebuckeye says:

    You have been missed, but like you said, kin & tribe come first. Good on ya getting them all close. PT 4 days a week, train 1 or 2 others…stay frosty

  9. Dienekes says:

    Stoicism is not the WHOLE answer, but it offers a very practical worldview and a lot of ways of coping with crazy. My copy of Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” got me thru some rough times in the last 40 years. It was literally a lifesaver…

    • Treaded says:

      Absolutely. In this instance I cite it for controlling emotions and creating stability, but you are right, it isn’t a one shoe fits all answer.

  10. Bogeyman says:

    Good blog, just getting started into this whole preparedness thing and this site is useful. Recently some Antifa internal documents were stolen and they are planning to revolt supposedly guess we will see.

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