To put it simply, America is nearing a checkmate scenario. Like the final torrid maneuvers of a rigged chess match, we have been pressed, manipulated, and attacked into the last remaining corner of the “grand global chessboard” left to us; centralized control of all social and economic power into the hands of an unworthy elite. If we continue playing the game by their rules, we will lose. There is no doubt.

There have been many solutions presented to us in the past to combat this development, but nearly all of them function within the constraints of Federal politics. Working within the system has earned us no quarter, and frankly, no results. Our only recourse (and, frankly, the best recourse all along) is to STOP relying on the rules of their game, and to walk away from the chess board completely.

Globalization is essentially just another word for centralization, and the key to centralizing any system is to remove all options until the masses are completely and utterly dependent upon a single dominant paradigm. Globalists have deceived many Americans into believing that centralization is a “natural” process – that their game is indeed the only one in town. The widespread acceptance of the fiat monetary system is a perfect example of the average person’s unfortunate lack of economic flexibility. Only recently, in the face of dollar devaluation and complete financial collapse have many finally begun to question the legitimacy of a single brittle and corrupt economic structure. American politics are no different.

Also read: Survival Preparations: People Who Think They Can Rely On The Federal Government For Total Support During A Crisis, Are Either Terrifyingly Stupid, Or Bewilderingly Insane

During The Collapse: Where To Go And What Places To Avoid

The elites have conned us into thinking that the only possible “solution” to where we are is federal elections, which only vote in new puppets for the puppet masters to manipulate in an illusory shell game. We have been tricked into thinking we are free because we come together from time to time to select our rulers.

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But of course, this country was not founded as a democracy, but as a Constitutional Republic, and in such a Republic as ours, liberty is not just about “kicking the bums out” every few years only to vote a new set of bums into Congress, as the globalists would have us think. Federal elections are just one small part of it. The Founders intended us to be active, sovereign citizens, in strong communities and strong, sovereign states, and that is about far, far more than merely voting.

But because the globalists – with the aid of complicit domestic counterparts – have been able to capture our education system, our media, our political system, and our legal system, they have succeeded in dumbing us down and duping us into thinking that all other mechanisms for constraining power have been removed from the table. In fact, we have been convinced that all of the other fundamental institutions of our republic– aside from voting – are illegitimate, or even criminal.

The Founders gave us a dual sovereignty republic. That means states are as much sovereign within their sphere as the national government is within its sphere, with a national government of limited, enumerated, and divided powers. As our Tenth Amendment makes clear, “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

In Federalist 45, James Madison (widely considered the ‘father of the Constitution”) promised the American people that:

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.

Clearly the design of the Founders’ has been turned on its head. With the aid of complicit judges – which Thomas Jefferson called a “corps of sappers and miners” – who willfully misinterpret the Commerce Clause to grant Congress the power to regulate literally anything, we now have a ruling class who will admit of no restraints on national power with a national government of nearly unlimited de facto powers, grown like a metastasizing cancer far beyond the bounds of anything foreseen by even the most skeptical of Anti-Federalists from the Founding era.

All actual, physical and structural powers of any real meaning – legislative, military, legal, law enforcement, and economic – are consolidated in the hands of the federal government. On top of this, they have grafted a hydra-like overlay of international law and international unelected agencies and untouchable international “officials” that are also being imposed up us by means of treaties, executive partnerships and other constitutionally dubious mechanisms.

While we are distracted, they are planning the destruction of the dollar, the collapse of our economy, the final destruction of our sovereignty, and the total absorption of our entire system into the vapid body of an unaccountable global government.

This is why we must stop playing by their “rules,” must get off of the elites chess board, and instead play by the rules of our Constitution. This means taking power into our own hands as individuals, communities, counties, and states.

To do this, people need to work together to focus on concrete solutions that can be applied by the average American in their day-to-day lives, in both the private and public spheres. In the limited time we have left, we urge Americans to focus on the following four key strategies (arranged in order of priority of needs):

1. Food and fuel independence and security – and other essential infrastructure (general preparedness) – as individuals, within local veterans organization chapters, neighborhood mutual aid societies, churches, co-ops, farmers markets, and at the town, county and state levels). In the aftermath of an economic collapse, food is the hardest necessity to improvise, and food scarcity is a serious achilles heel, exploited by oppressive regimes throughout history. To get started on food storage and independence (you don’t need to be LDS to learn from their experience in food storage and preparedness, or to use their canneries). Likewise, we will need fuel, emergency medical, and resilient communication that can function in a grid-down crisis, devoid of internet communication (or with the internet shut down intentionally by means of a kill-switch).

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2. Physical security and Independence – again as individuals, neighborhoods, towns, counties and states, to include forming neighborhood watches, mutual aid associations, a volunteer sheriff’s posse (staffed by volunteers under direct command of the sheriff), and county militias established by county ordinances but staffed by self-supplied and self-funded volunteers (as is done in volunteer fire departments all over this nation), and ultimately, a true state militia capable of “repelling invasions” (using the research and model bills of Dr. Edwin Vieira). Americans have plenty of guns, but not enough organization.

3. Economic security and independence – as individuals and communities, including barter networks, use of silver and gold as real money, the development of valuable trade skills, and sound money bills at the county and state levels (as Utah passed into law). The localization of community commerce is the only sure way to counter globalization. The more independent and insulated cities and states are from the corrupt and dysfunctional mainstream economy, the more safe and secure they will find themselves when that economy implodes. We must have an alternative to the fiat money system in place to preempt such an event.

4. State sovereignty and nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and actions. Veterans must support only sheriffs, state legislators and governors who have the guts and integrity to keep their oaths. To vote for an oath breaker, is to become an oath breaker. We must defend the powers reserved to the states and to the people by supporting state sovereignty resolutions and nullification of unconstitutional laws.

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Blunt Reality: This Is What You Will Face If You Fail To Prep Accordingly

We will soon be publishing an upcoming series of articles that will provide in-depth details on each of the above four key pillars of action. While we should not turn our backs on the tactics of educating the public, supporting constitutional legislation, voting for honest and principled representatives, or nullifying unconstitutional laws (we should certainly make full use of the soapbox, the ballot box, and the jury box) it is now time to dedicate ourselves to much more. The very future of our country, our liberties, and the prosperity of the next generation depends upon this.

Stay safe!

Lost ways

By Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers and Brandon Smith of the Alternative Market Project


  1. “But because the globalists – with the aid of complicit domestic counterparts – have been able to capture our education system, our media, our political system, and our legal system, they have succeeded in dumbing us down ”

    You forgot to mention the Medical/Pharmaceutical/Healthcare system. Besides vaccines being dangerous Millions are dying of Cancer unnecessarily when there is a cure. Last fall 9 Holistic doctors from the US went to Germany to announce the cure and ALL were poisoned (DEAD). Big Pharma is serious about continuing the scam. Rick Simpson Oil cures ALL Cancers.

  2. From Tyranny to Liberty,
    From Liberty to Prosperity,
    From Prosperity to Apathy,
    From Apathy to Tyranny.

    That is the circle of all societies… and the wheel only turns in one direction. It CAN’T be turned back. It can ONLY be turned forward. No society EVER has, or will, move from Apathy to Prosperity.

    America is transitioning out of apathy into tyranny as we speak. The case can be made that we are already well into tyranny. One thing is certain…the transition from tyranny to liberty is always accompanied by blood drenched violence. Continued slavery OR death on a grand scale are the only two options in our immediate future.

  3. What Dan said about us playing by their rules is what has been driving me crazy for years. We also are the only ones playing by the Constitutional rules as well. For instance if Trump played by Obama, Clinton’s and progressive rules there would be several key Judges conveniently dying or suddenly changing their extreme leftist rulings, Academia and Hollywood would suddenly become pro Christian Conservative like they were in the 50’s etc. I am all for following our Constitutional law but when it is hanging by a thread like i believe it is then maybe it is time to play like they do dirty. Just saying

    • One thing i meant to add it is a big one is how the MSM has become the old Soviet Unions Pravda and they are lying on a daily basis to try and destroy Trump. As soon as Trump fired Comey(traitor) the MSM every last one of them were pushing the total lie that Trump Fired him because he was requesting more money to investigate Trumps so called collusion with Russia. They are criminal and should be shut down completely.

  4. To bring in totalitarianism they started waay back. Remove the Bible from schools, government, and public life. Then remove our history, keep quiet about our Constitution, modify it to their liking that somehow it is all wrong, replace it with multi-culturalism and the acceptance of secularism and…..

    you have a people NOT ready for the L*rd, but for the man DICKTATOR!! Ripe for control and a boot on your neck!

  5. All well and good, but walking away from this game will take much more than simply ignoring the globalists and doing our own thing. We cannot simply store supplies; as long as the would-be ruling class can control access to the necessities of life, they win. Also, take note of the drive toward autonomous weapons (robots/drones). The political class doesn’t want these damned things to fight conventional wars; they are intended for us.

    The armed citizen is not a tactical or strategic threat to the globalist agenda, but a logistical one. No government has ever been able to field a large enough army for long enough to subdue a population that is determined to resist, without going bankrupt and collapsing. However, if the tyrants can turn out ‘soldiers’ of any desired size and shape, cheaply on an assembly line, troops that don’t tire, don’t have to be fed or paid, and can’t disobey orders, the equation is turned on its head.

    The enemy is building a technocracy, run by AI and managed with big data, giving it the ability to micromanage your life in a literally automated process. We are entering a world where 24/7 surveillance and hive minded swarms of hummingbird sized hunter killer drones are becoming reality. Dissenters will face anything from having all assets seized, to being targeted for termination by an assortment of autonomous weapons capable of identifying individuals by biometrics and other means. “They” have no intention of letting you walk away from their chess board.

    We must embrace the same technologies and adopt them for ourselves. Buy yourself a 3D printer and a CNC mill, and/or join your local maker space. Learn all you can about programming and hacking. Learn about welding and blacksmithing. Bone up on chemistry. There are many other skills, we will need them all. Pick a couple that appeal to you.

    Study the techniques pot growers have used to hide their plants from the authorities. As Kissinger once said, to control the people, you must control the food supply (the pseudo-legal statutes to seize home gardens and arrest gardeners have already been quietly put in place).

    We must literally move the factory into the living room. By that, I mean take back the means of production, so that bans and prohibitions, on weapons and everything else, become unenforceable, and local, decentralized economies become supportable. That is how we will win.