Thursday, April 27, 2023

R-02 Resistance - Defining Terms

Resistance 02

By Tim Gamble
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In today's resistance message, I want to define a few terms that are often misunderstood:

Resistance - The exercise of the right to defend against oppressive or tyrannical governments, corporations, and/or individuals, by all means peaceful and moral. 

Official Statement on Resistance - "We the people have an inalienable right to resist, by all means peaceful and moral, any and all oppressive or tyrannical governments, corporations, and other authorities, including individuals who by their wealth, station, influence or other means, exercise or attempt to exercise power over others."

Oppressive/Tyrannical - Any exercise of power that is illegitimate, authoritarian, unjust, or causes undue hardship. Any exercise of power that interferes with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and private property, including the free exercise of religion, speech, assembly, self-defense, and parental rights, among others.

Self-Defense - The inalienable right to defend oneself or others against harm, including threats to life, health, liberty, and property. Includes the inalienable right to the tools of self-defense (firearms, knives, etc.), as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. 

Self-defense does NOT allow for retaliation, revenge, and vengeance. Self-defense does NOT include the unwise and inappropriate use of force. This includes being too quick to anger, and lacking self-control. "Employing potentially lethal force out of anger, hatred, jealously, or revenge is always wrong and is condemned by Scripture" (from The Biblical View of Self-Defense, on the Biblical Self-Defense website).

Rebellion/Revolution - Armed rebellion or revolution uses violence to remove those in authority from being in power, usually to stop various abuses by those authorities. It is always illegal, since it is the authorities in power that determine legality, but is sometimes necessary and moral (example, the original American Revolution).

Technocracy - Technocracy is a movement, an economic system, and a proposed form of government. It is also a form of social engineering. Its primary goal is to replace free enterprise and capitalism with a resource-based system using energy credits as its basic accounting units, rather than traditional forms of currency. 

This new economic system would be run by technocrats - scientists and other so-called "experts" - who would control 100% of the means of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. In a more dystopian twist, the "experts" running the system would include artificial intelligence and computer algorithms making many of the decisions. Technology, including AI, social credit scores, and sustainable development, will be used to monitor and control the people, ensuring compliance.    

Nationalism - Often intentionally confused with White Nationalism or National Socialism, the term Nationalism actually means neither of those things. By nationalism, I simply mean national sovereignty, a strong military, secure borders, and a sense of patriotism - a pride in and love for my country and putting the needs of my fellow countrymen first (America First). I hope citizens of other countries feel the same way about their country.

NB!  The specific focus of this website is peaceful and legal resistance, NOT a call for violence or for armed revolution.  
AD:  Total Resistance - The classic study on resistance & underground operations, by Swiss Major H. von Dach. Recommended by Pastor Joe Fox (aka Viking Preparedness). 

AD:  Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) - Another great resource for resistance & underground operations. Recommended by both Pastor Joe Fox (aka Viking Preparedness) and Bear of Bear Independent. 

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