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Skull-Stomping Sacred Cows….with an important postscript (seriously, read the fucking postscript!)

August 31, 2014

The “prepper/survivalist/patriot/III%” community has absolutely zero social or political import, because the public face of the community is a bunch of fat, lazy, self-important redneck fucks who are failures in modern society. Despite the guns and macho-blustering bravado, the community poses absolutely zero real threat to the mainstream status quo, and the mainstream status quo recognizes that. All “they” have to do is point at the idiots—the “crazy gun nuts” and the “whacky survivalists,” and the sheep giggle and join in the finger-pointing and mockery. That’s not going to change, until you begin to be able to convince people that you are not just a string hanging on the fringe.

Until that changes, nothing changes.

Until that changes, the entire “liberty” aspect of the prepper community is utterly pointless.

If the patriot community is going to reassert traditional western liberal morals, and constitutional values, it’s not going to be done through a social uprising or the voting booth. The majority of voters are content with their lives exactly the way they are. They’ve got their NASCAR and Pabst Blue Ribbon, their cheap wine and late night soap operas. They’ve got their Labor Day weekend camping trips and summer trips to Disney World.

It’s not even going to happen from armed revolution. Comfortable people don’t rock the boat, because they don’t need to to become comfortable. They’re already there. Sitting on your couch, eating your USDA-approved food pyramid-based diet—specifically designed to make you soft, lethargic, and weak—and watching mind-numbing (literally), socialist value reinforcing programming on television is comfortable.

It doesn’t matter how loud we yell. There will be no “great awakening” of the masses; there will no resurgence of rugged American patriotism, because for most people, being a slave is a painless comfort. It’s EASY.

The “revolution” will only be achieved through the development of relatively small, extremely tight-knit tribes and bands of people, capable of existing within or without the socio-economic mainstream, who spread their message, face-to-face, to individuals and groups with whom the mainstream has lost credibility of intimidation. This autonomy—the collective independence—is the only thing that poses enough of a “threat” to the mainstream status quo, to be effective.

Ultimately however, for that autonomy to be effective, it has to be….real.

You can blame liberals all you want, but doing so is intellectual cowardice. “Statists gonna state.” It’s the nature of the beast. We have LET them achieve their aims. It is only through tribal efforts at the local level that we can reclaim our values. There is no possible agreement between the values of traditional western liberty and the Statist. In rebelling against this, we have to be willing to recognize—and accept at the visceral level rather than the intellectual level—that it is a total war against us.

You have to build your local community and ensure its resilience. Can it survive—with or without the government’s help? What if the government is opposed to the existence of your community? Can you defend yourself, your family, and your friends?

“Give me liberty or give me death” and “don’t tread on me” must return to being legitimate, genuine, core values, rather than feel-good, macho posturing platitudes that they have become in recent years. As your tribe/band/group/community moves towards greater autonomy and independence of the mainstream, you have to recognize that the very real threat it now poses—versus a bunch of corporate accountants playing dress-up as commandos on the weekends—IS a threat to the status quo, and will be dealt with as such. “Don’t tread on me” has to become, “Don’t tread on me, or I’ll chop your fucking head off and stick it on a pole!” “Give me liberty or give me death” HAS to become, “We WILL live our lives, and respect our values and morals. If you don’t like it, the only way to stop us is to kill us…and we WILL resist.”

The sad truth is, all of the negative shit we see in the news, from the Islamic State beheading infidels as it retakes ground that American and Allied kids spilled blood to protect, to the president offering Amnesty to every swinging dick that can make it across our southern border, to the constant inanities of the GOP and the Dems; it’s all part of what you’re SUPPOSED to see.

Keeping the masses riled up and angry is the president’s job, so the GOP has someone to point at and raise funds and blame. If you think “your guy” had a chance in the next election, it will keep you silent and obedient, in the hope that “he” will change things.

Quit worrying about what is going on nationally. Worry about YOUR community and YOUR family and YOUR friends.

DOL,

John Mosby

Important Post-Script:

I need to apologize, for having been absent so much the last several months. Between dealing with the printers for the book, packaging and shipping, training, teaching classes, and spending time with the wife and kid, I’ve been busier than the proverbial one-legged man in the ass-kicking contest.

There is a remedy.

Sam Culper (Guerrillamerica) has asked me to join the staff of Forward Observer Magazine, and I’ve taken him up on that offer. Beginning next month, I will be writing a minimum of one article per week for the FO blog, and will have at least one article in each quarterly issue of the print magazine. While this will—obviously—change some things concerning control of content, I am willing to make those changes for several reasons.

1) I am tired of writing a dozen articles in a week, and then not writing anything for six months. FO will require me to write one article per week and one per quarterly print edition of the magazine. This will force me to make sure I continue putting content out that I believe is of value to the community, on a regular basis, instead of so randomly.

2) While it will require me to reduce the incidence of fuck-bombs in my writing, I believe what Sam is doing—putting a respectable, more mainstream face on the community—is critically important. Something I have made quite clear from the very beginning of writing the blog is my belief, despite being pretty much a “fuck it, let’s chop some heads off” sort of knuckle dragger, this community needs a more respectable face for the public. We need to “win friends and influence people.” Right now? It’s a giant fucking circle jerk as everyone eye fawns pseudo propaganda that we all agree with anyway, but has no bearing on anyone not already part of the community, mentally.

FO has not been all that it could be, but Sam recognizes that and is working to improve it. In a recent exchange he stated: “Well, here’s the deal. FO is about to get 100% more professional. We have a brand new site coming out. We’re picking up steam on the design and article quality front…but right now? Our site sucks.”

I’m honored that he thinks my efforts will help that.

3) In addition to training and doctrinal information, I will continue, at least once per month, to write an editorial on current events, as they pertain to readiness and preparedness, under the “Skull-Stomping Sacred Cows” motif. I’ve avoided getting too involved with current events on the blog—beyond what is necessary—because it didn’t fit the theme of the blog. Moving to FO will allow me to piss in more Wheaties….and I guarantee, some of my opinions on current events will be controversial.
4) Finally….I am horrendously opposed to the cult of personality surrounding too many small arms instructors and tactical trainers. It reeks of gay. Unfortunately, somehow, as others have noticed, it seems to occur, even when we actively try and discourage it. It makes me uncomfortable, and damned sure creeps out my wife who cannot understand what’s so wonderful about the guy who leaves the toilet seat up.

I am just a dude. I happened to have once had a really cool job, surrounded by really cool people who happened to teach me a lot of really cool shit that happens to be important. I am not a hero. I don’t even personally consider myself an expert. Any motherfucker who tells you his way is the only way, is full of shit. Period. Full-stop, end of story. Are there best practices? Sure, but that doesn’t mean they work for everyone. I can only pass on what has worked for ME, under the conditions that I used them. Trying to impose them on every situation? Bullshit. I am not a hero, I’m not a badass. I’m not some sort of fucking celebrity. ‘m just a dude.

Nevertheless, since people have been demanding it for at least two years now, and a reader of the blog decided to commission the inestimable Jack Donovan to create a logo, we will be offering t-shirts and hoodies with the mountain guerrilla logo (seriously, go ahead and buy one. I’ve got another kid on the way, and TMO and HH6 deserve an awesome Christmas, since last year’s pretty much sucked scrotum. But if you show up at my class wearing it, I’m likely to call you nineteen kinds of homo….). My agreement with Sam is that 20% of the profits from sales of MG logo stuff will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, providing scholarship financial aid to the children of Special Operations servicemembers killed in the line of duty (training or combat).

Additionally, once the current stock of The Reluctant Partisan (yes, we still have copies available. After the fuck up with the first printer, I increased the initial print run) sells out, future printings, as well as Volume Two (currently being written. This one WILL be out by Christmas), will be sold through Forward Observer, rather than the total clusterfuck the current method has turned out to be.

I look forward to seeing all of you at Forward Observer, beginning next month. The content currently available at this site and the old site: www.mountainguerrilla.blogspot.com will remain available.

–John

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50 Comments
  1. I think it’s a great idea-because by getting together with Sam Culper-and with him having a new and improved site coming out,you and he will both gain more readers,plus we get this…. “Moving to FO will allow me to piss in more Wheaties….and I guarantee, some of my opinions on current events will be controversial.”

    I like the 20% to Special Operations Warrior Foundation-great call !

    I would suggest/request/hope that you continue to add some new stuff to this site-like the normal f-bomb type writings you usually post here-there’s plenty more sacred cows that need a good skull stomping.

    Good luck to both of you-I sincerely hope all goes well.

    My only complaint is you putting down PBR-I had a few today,after working in the 90 degree high humidity weather we had here -nothin’ better than an ice cold PBR after that !

  2. Reblogged this on Sven The Viking and commented:
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  3. Easy permalink

    Damn Straight Mosby…

    I always get a kick out of morbidly obese assholes talkin about “Molon Labe.” It aint doritos they’re going to come for, so until you are actually doing something to make yourself better, and prepare yourself for if they do, STFU!

    As far as the state of the world, I have spent time in the rabbit hole, gone pretty deep actually, and I can tell you, and anyone who will listen, it doesn’t accomplish shit. To hell with the future, worry about the now. We know the proverbial shit will more than likely hit the proverbial fan at some point, so get off your asses and get ready! The evil pricks who are pulling the strings and bringing all this shit to pass aren’t worried about the ballot box, they own them just like they own everything else.

    People need to quit running their mouths, get off their asses, prepare their bodies, prepare their minds, and be ready to lead others somewhere besides the liquor store or the snack aisle at 7-11.

  4. Frank Pinelander permalink

    Just keep in mind, you’ll have to tighten up your personal life a few notches, It was one thing, to go around training SUT. Now, you’ll be far more a threat to the machine.

    I don’t mean someone will be looking to whack you, but you will be approached. Our mutual friend can fill you in on what to expect there.

  5. I agree with your assessment. As long as things hold out and people are comfortable, the urgency will not be there to prepare. All I can do is use my brains and relate to people tactically in order to find those who may be receptive to the message.

    It was encouraging to be in your class and talk to guys from different states, different age groups, different walks of life, but all had eyes wise open to the realities of what lies ahead.

    Keep on writing, I’ll read it wherever it’s printed! Thanks brother!

    “I’m just a dude…”

    Does that mean my autographed copy of The Ranger Handbook isn’t worth money?

    Heh heh

  6. Yes! You are back my man! I love you! Not in some fucking gay way man, but yes tell us how to be men! Tell us how it is! Tell us to wake the mother fucking up!

  7. Matt in K.C. permalink

    Will you still be doing training class for open signup? If so, will they be announced through this site or somewhere else? Keep up the good work. Matt.

  8. hunter s gatherer permalink

    There is no army of one. That’s just a Hollywood wet dream,martyr with a suicide vest strapped on. You need to stick around; inspire us ass-in-the-chair schlubs to get moving, get educated, and get our squad/community together. We need the gunny harangue. It’s a great decision you have made to join forces. One arrow is easily broken; amassed together there is strength that resists breaking. Getting ones shit together is a continual evolution. March on.

  9. Robroysimmons permalink

    FTR I thought the downloadable version of the FO was well done, and dead tree seems to be a money sink, but I could be wrong.

    Donavan also did some artwork for HBO’s “True Blood.”

    • Roseman permalink

      Good luck on your new venture.
      I also was wondering about the training.
      I ignore the shtf big mouths who constantly spew their garbage. I instead concentrate and work with my like minded neighbors while keeping a low profile.

      • Bill Harzia permalink

        “I support my community. I hide in plain sight…as do you.

        “Now smile and shake my hand.” – Giancarlo Esposito as “Gustavo Fring” in Breaking Bad

  10. Good choice Mosby.

  11. Waterengineer permalink

    Get up with Sam and schedule something down in the Deep South this winter. Bama has mild winters good for PT and stuff. Your take on things is dead on accurate. We are indeed in the middle of a War, a cold war of sorts. Community is key right now, and “we” are working on it hard. I need to develop some material (i.e. pamphlet or handout) that I could “hand-out” to folks near by in a way that does not expose me, but makes good sense and gets them to thinking. When the time is right I could then step forward and make contact. Keep your powder dry..

  12. the fukkn A-team permalink

    Contrary to popular belief, S has already HTF.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3197353/posts?page=50

    Let the masses go to their deaths giggling and pointing. It’s more important to prepare yourselves and families. Anyone ever heard the story of Noah?

  13. william brown permalink

    Steve Barry Ssgt. ret. still there?

  14. GenEarly permalink

    Events Produce Actions. Being a leader means you see more, understand more, and before others do. Being out in front is lonely and can be discouraging if you let it. Being trained, prepared, and ready is vital, realizing the problem of apathy amongst the populace can turn into a flood of citizens demanding your services. The real tragedy is not being ready to meet that demand or disparaging those who aren’t as out front but will fill in the ranks when the time comes. When will the time come? Who knows? You do not get to choose that, but you do get to respond to the calls for help. It may very well be overwhelming to those now available to respond as teachers and leaders. Feast or Famine, never moderation when it’s time. For the record, I’m just a historian.

  15. Good move man, Sam knows how to surround himself with talent. You will add panache to FO

  16. Waterengineer

    I recall someone bringing up the pamphlet idea in the past-it’s a great idea,but I haven’t yet seen any examples-from anyone.

    it’s an idea that some of us need to get together on,and make something up that can be spread around to whoever wants to print pamphlets as a PDF file.

    Any ideas?
    Anyone?
    I’m willing to help put one together-anyone interested can contact me at gamegetterII@yahoo.com

    Getting a decent pamphlet written up,and spread widely can only help.

    • I my mind the pamphlet would only be used to reach out to my surrounding neighbors here in the country. I want to reach out to certain families, but with work schedules and everyone busy life styles, it’s tough. Besides this is difficult subject to discuss on so many levels with folks you don’t really know. So, in my mind a pamphlet would be designed is to get them THINKING and let them know there are folks in the “community” that want to see them safe and prepared. At some point contact has to be made. Any ideas ?

      • I agree-a pamphlet would be to get people thinking. The face to face is where it gets tricky.
        I’ll have to think about that one for a while.
        Everyone in our group met through friends,and friends of friends,so all were already on the same page so to speak.

  17. Charlie permalink

    It scares me that I had never even thought of things like this :
    …USDA-approved food pyramid-based diet—specifically designed to make you soft, lethargic, and weak…

    Damn, what ELSE am I looking right at without actually seeing ?

  18. Duane permalink

    So how do we get the T-shirt?

  19. B-Dog permalink

    “You have to build your local community and ensure its resilience. Can it survive—with or without the government’s help? What if the government is opposed to the existence of your community? Can you defend yourself, your family, and your friends?”

    Let’s ask the Branch Dividians.

    I am guessing that they thought it possible. When they realized their way of life was threatened beyond their ability to defend and protect it, they pleaded for help. No one came to defend their community. The government, with the help of the media, won. Liberty lost.

    My point is that your community, in order to survive, must have some form of outside help when its very existence is threatened. Otherwise, your community will be no better off than the Branch Dividians.

    • Dave S permalink

      The point is that you are not going to reform the mainstream culture through an internet awareness campaign or through mailing pamphlets to people, that would be akin to swimming alongside the titanic and attempting to push it away from the iceberg. The current situation has far too much momentum and is too securely embedded in people’s psyches . These activities don’t develop the necessary levels of interpersonal bonding required for people to put their asses on the line for each other. John is spot on when he says that these groups need to develop organically and exist underneath and parallel to the main socio/cultural system. If you look at groups that have survived being controlled by an alien power they have always done so by becoming inclusive but also utilizing interconnected networks. Look at a group like the Kurds for instance who have lived underneath the rule of four separate nations that hate them. They keep their own culture alive despite outside pressure and are willing to suffer egregiously for it to keep their identity intact. In recent years this strategy has born fruit when the opportunity arose( read absolute pandemonium) for them to step to the plate and assert their claim to freedom. I argue that our way of life has much to learn from groups like the Chechens, Kurds etc that have survived underneath the boot of an enemy seeking to eradicate them for hundreds of years….

      • Frank Pinelander permalink

        O.M.G. Do you have boots that need to be shined? Guns cleaned?

        Someone fucking gets it.

      • B-Dog permalink

        I get the point. I have been railing about the same thing since cell phones in a bag cost $2000 and $1 per minute to use them, when there was no such thing as an internet awareness campaign. I have found in all of my attempts to organize people over the years, even when of like mind, they are simply too comfortable to actually do anything of substance. Therefor the small amount that do organize end up in small pockets, too small to be seen as serious resistance by the movement, but big enough to be squashed by government.

        So until a majority of this community are willing to uproot their families and move to the new FreedomandLibertystan in order to form a group large enough to be its own defensible state, this line of thought is simply a utopian pipe dream. Therefor, until such a time as FreedomandLibertystan comes into existence, the small groups that do currently exist will need to seek outside support for defense and survival, a la Bundy Ranch.

        Fortunately for us, more and more people are attending the various Liberty based meet-ups around the country, or attending training events, etc. At a minimum, these new nerve receptor links could prove fruitful in the long term survival of the smaller groups should they come under siege, which may eventually lead to more people moving into and organizing in one particular region for the benefit of all involved.

  20. Mrs. Black permalink

    As a wise friend of mine once said, “We’ve got to get our politics right”, the Patriots have to realize only something more mainstream will garner attention and respect. Work on your own families first, then neighbors, and then communities. Help them realized how shackled they really are, and see how uncomfortable they will soon become as they start to ‘see’ the shackles all over their freedoms.

    Congratulations to y’all on your expanding family; we pray it all goes smoothly.

    Good luck with your future endeavor at FO. We’ll look for you over there.

  21. James permalink

    I agree in most of this John. Winning the minds and hearts of those that only mildly disaffected is unlikely considering the images the mainstream can spew out to marginalize the opposition. The only people who are always fair game are Christians and Redneck Christians are the whipping unit of choice by the left.

    We can look to our families but in some areas community is lost. Look to NJ where a man was stabbed by his wife and then robbed by the police who took the opportunity to search the home and find a violation. He was relieved of his gun collection. They ‘say’ he had excess black or smokeless powder in his possession. Of course they can say anything in the PRNJ can’t they?

    But, are these not the dominoes? Some can run but none can hide from the changes in legislation that will come with a majority rule approach. I posit that they are forcing the more free states to become proverbial Alamos surrounded by the looney but populous left.

    My point is this: we either start a change soon or it will come to other things. Just like Germany, Turkey, Cambodia, and other places where those in power wielded it for nefarious purpose against those they hated….

    Best of fortune to you and the blessing of the new little one.

  22. LFMayor permalink

    Hey John, do the hoodies come in pink? You know, for “awareness”… 🙂

  23. RobRoySimmons permalink

    Any updates to class schedule?

  24. Brian Black permalink

    Congrats and all accounts, man.

  25. sigo permalink

    John, it warms my heart to hear you have another little one on the way. Best of luck and I look forward to reading more content from you on FO

  26. None of your fucking business permalink

    Your Site SUCKS! Lame excuses one right after the other. What a whiner!

  27. waterengineer

    I tried to get input on the pamphlet idea…

    Every person I talked to said the pamphlet idea is a non-starter-including people who have been a part of the militia and/or patriot/III% movement for many years.
    Not going to change any of the “progressives” minds,and it’s preaching to the choir for the rest.
    Those who still remain undecided ain’t gonna make any choices that interfere with tee vee,goin to the local watering hole to drink themselves into oblivion,and talk about what badasses they were 30 years ago-or cause them to kjiss an entire weekend of NFL and college football-then it will be basketball,then NASCAR,the dancing with the stars,or naked and afraid.
    The slugs are simply not going to get their fat asses off the couch until their front doors get kicked in a 4am-and then they will get a one way ticket to the state prison system.
    Work with what you’ve got and who you’ve got -it’s all we can do for now-people wake up slowly-we will add to our tribes eventually-it’s just gonna be later,rather than sooner.

  28. Attack Company 1/75 permalink

    Does that mean no more Sho Kosugi or Michael Dudikoff?

  29. Got my book in the mail yesterday (9/9) – thanks John.

  30. B.R. permalink

    Thanks John for the message in my book. Can’t wait to start reading it tonite.
    Hope all is well.
    Thanks
    B.R

  31. the fukkn A-team permalink

    The Reluctant Partisan- by John Mosby

    This rates up there as the BEST and most easily read, informative tactical instruction resource I have ever come across. I haven’t been able to put it down. Well written with classic in-depth and concise Mosby style. JM obviously has put his heart-n-soul into producing this work. Worth the wait, and worth every damn penny. I’m “hurry-up and waiting” for the next volume. You did a GREAT job. Congratulations man!

    May the Gods bless you and yours.

    PS- I wish it were spiral-bound and with larger print -my fukkn eyes hurt. lol.

  32. Sounds like you’re at the point where I was a few years ago after writing 3 books, blogging heavily, making connections with like-minded people and still seeing no indication whatsoever for that needed groundswell of change. It’s *easy* to say fuck it and drop out completely at that point. I almost did, but instead I focused back on what I could do within my limited sphere of influence.

    Whatever it is that’s going to happen, will happen. Who we are will determine how we respond and vice versa. Good luck.

  33. Klaatu permalink

    Greetings, and God bless.

    Truly fine book. Had it a few days now, did the slow peruse first and now I’ve read about a third of it. Between your blog and now the book, I’m continually amazed at not only how much I don’t know, but how much I don’t know I don’t know.

    Thank you for all your hard work.

  34. Luis Martinez permalink

    Great book, worth the wait, hands down, need to buy me another( to put in a zip lock bag) one by months end(when new funds are inbound). Thank you sir, for all your hard work to educate me and my loved ones.

  35. nobarcode permalink

    This is one of my favored posts. It’s well codified. Thank you.

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