The “Other Shoe”

August 14, 2012

Revolution.  Insurrection. Unconventional Warfare.  Fourth Generation Warfare.  The IRA.Subjects we’ve all picked up on but have been a little reluctant to openly discuss , beyond making fleeting references  while discussing other subjects.  Perhaps this reluctance was because these conversations have been documented to be monitored by unknown persons sitting behind government owned computers.

Yet, for some time now, these conversation have seen an increase in what each of us are willing to openly say.  Most of us already know, we have all commonly held these ideas all along.  In these last three months leading up to the elections, we can probably say anything we want.  Not because there won’t be any repercussions, (there will, just not now) but because we are just a small annoyance that would only gain in importance through the acknowledgment by TPTB we exist.  We discuss prepping.  We discuss training.  We discuss tactics and gear.  We toss around scenarios for possible actions “when the time comes”.  But we hold back still, like we’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.  Fortune favors the bold.

Everyone that ever goes to WRSA gets to see those words and more.  Not enough of us stop to say, “thank you for being here”, not just to CA, but to everyone on his blogroll.  They are all the bold ones of what ever this movement is labeled.

Some perspective from early U. S. history —

On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence wasn’t just printed out and posted in every ale house up and down the coast.  Some brave soul drew the short straw and had to send a copy back to England.  John Hancock wrote this cover letter:

“Gentlemen, Altho it is not possible to forsee the consequences of human actions, yet it is nevertheless a duty we owe ourselves and posterity in all our public councils to decide in the best manner we are able and to trust the event to That Being who governs both causes and events, so as to bring about his own determinations.
Impressed with this sentiment, and at the same time fully convinced that our affairs will take a more favorable turn, The Congress have judged it necessary to dissolve all connection between Great Britain and the American Colonies, and to declare them free and independent States as you will perceive by the enclosed Declaration, which I am directed to transmit to you.”

You can almost hear the sound of paper being crumpled up and slinging its way across the room.

Two days later, “the other shoe”.  The one they won’t speak about in public school.  “The Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms”

Towards the end is says:

“We have received certain intelligence, that general Carleton, the governor of Canada, is instigating the people of that province and the Indians to fall upon us; and we have but too much reason to apprehend, that schemes have been formed to excite domestic enemies against us. In brief, a part of these colonies now feel, and all of them are sure of feeling, as far as the vengeance of administration can inflict them, the complicated calamities of fire, sword and famine. We are reduced to the alternative of chusing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. — The latter is our choice. — We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery. — Honour, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them, if we basely entail hereditary bondage upon them.”

Starting to sound familiar?  Seems somebody ends up saying this same thing every week on at least one of the blogs you read regularly.

The actions of the First Continental Congress were essentially revolutionary. Without any constitutional authority whatever the Congress had to all intents and purposes passed a law and provided the means for its enforcement. For the Association proved to be singularly effective. In nearly every colony committees were organized which resorted, when it was deemed necessary, to such acts of violence as tarring and feathering to secure obedience to the regulations of the revolutionary Congress. Colonial spokesmen urged also with some success that such home industries as might serve to diminish dependence on Great Britain be patronized, and that as a fit precaution against further governmental injustices militia companies be formed and munitions of war collected.

Patronize those small businesses that free you from dependence on government.  Form militias and collect “munitions of war”.  Looks like we’ve been busy doing that for the past three years too.  I won’t mention any names on this one, but you probably know a few.  Hopefully nobody knows them all.  Preppers.  Resilient communities.  Mutual assistance groups.  PATCONS.  Get the idea?

The British forces didn’t march all night from Boston just to have that small skirmish at the bridge through Lexington.  They were on their way to Concord to seize the supply of  arms and powder that had been accumulated there.  Fortunately, there was some advance notice that the British were coming and most of the supplies were scattered around and buried.  As the British troops left Concord returning to Boston, they were shot at many times, and suffered many losses, by colonial volunteer militia men.

The Militia of the People had begun defending themselves and their country from the usurpations and tyrannies of government. To Insure the Inherent Rights of the People against tyranny and despotism in their own government is the primary reason the Second Article of Amendment to the Constitution for the United States was later adopted.

Only if you had some old codger that didn’t care for his career, as a history teacher, in public or private school, would you have been told this as part of Revolutionary War history.  Does not fit into their agenda, which is to prevent you from making the connection that the colonies had broken it off with the British and  when the British brought in their troops as a counter revolutionary force, (almost like todays COunter INsurgency Forces) they were defeated because we had guns and were willing to use them. Took eight years.  And we even slaughtered OPossing FORces as they slept on Christmas Eve.

Plainer words are no longer necessary when we want to discuss Washington’s tactics on Christmas Eve, 1776.  Just say we killed them.  We killed them all.  The war wasn’t going really well up to this point and Washington needed a break if he was to keep his fledgling army together.  Probably had his moment of doubt while planning the attack.  In the end, he made the right call.

In more recent times, here again is something you’ve recently heard, this time found in the first few pages of the IRA Green Book.  (You do have your copy of the IRA Green Book, don’t you?)

Volunteers are expected to wage a military war of liberation against a numerically superior force. This involves the use of arms and explosives. Firstly the use of arms.  When volunteers are trained in the use of arms they must fully understand that guns are dangerous, and their main purpose is to take human life, in other words to kill people, and volunteers are trained to kill people. It is not an easy thing to take up a gun and go out to kill some person without strong convictions or justification. The Army, its motivating force, is based upon strong convictions which bonds the Army into one force and before any potential volunteer decides to join the Army he must have these strong convictions.  Convictions which are strong enough to give him confidence to kill someone without hesitation and without regret. Again all people wishing to join the Army must fully realize that when life is being taken, that very well could mean their own. If you go out to shoot soldiers or police you must fully realist that they too can shoot you. Life in an underground army is extremely harsh and hard, cruel and disillusioning at times. So before any person decides to join the Army he should think seriously about the whole thing.

In the second volume of the Green Book, it goes on to talk about being captured, interrogated, tortured, and killed.  Saves the best parts for last.

Now that  our government “partners” in this conversation have heard what they have come to expect, we can move on.

These are the common points that are pretty much widely accepted in this company.

We can all agree that voting is a good thing but realize voting only changes the time line of the events that are already in motion.

We agree that now is the time when plans have to be fleshed out and in place.  Making plans once you’re already in the internment camp eating that bowl of rice a day will be a little moot, and maybe not just quite as much fun as it is today.  So no more “well, what if…”, scenario-playing games.

You either know how far it is to that crossroad from this crossroad or you don’t.

You know what’s at the end of the tree-line in that direction or you don’t.

You know how far it is to the next significant (fill in the blank) up that road and how long it takes to make that trip by vehicle and on foot, or you don’t.

You have caches in place, your three day pack and harness gear worn in, an alarm and muster chain set up and a few designated dead drops scattered around or you don’t.

You’ve already Googled those “interesting points” to visit in your local area, and actually been there to verify that information, or not.

Last thing on the check list, and it should have been the first, get right with your Maker, cause you might not have the time later.  God helped us put this country together in those early days, but rest assured, He’ll let us tear it all apart in these latter days, just so we might learn those things that only being scared and surrounded by death teaches you.  He can’t do it for you, but you can do it with Him.

“You don’t need high capacity magazines in military style assault rifles to hunt with”.  Pick any politician currently in office and see if they haven’t said this or supported the position.  At the meeting of the  National Urban League last week,  President Barack Obama stated that, “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers … not on the streets of our cities.”

Unless you are that soldier in the street.

And that “Other Shoe” we’re all waiting for?

We are that other shoe we’re waiting for.

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8 Responses to “The “Other Shoe””


  1. […] Tensmiths looks around and reports. […]

  2. Yank lll Says:

    Well written, timely and on target.
    Thanks

    Yank lll

  3. kletzenklueffer Says:

    Well said.
    Received and fowarded.

  4. bpfreebuckeye Says:

    We are the ones we are looking for…Great post…Thank you


  5. […] From Ten Smiths Blog: The “Other Shoe” […]

  6. DAN III Says:

    Great commentary. But why give soetoro-obama respecf by addressing the illegal Kenyan as President. He is a usurper. A fraud. You legitimize him by caling fhe POS Presidenf.

    DAN III
    “There Are Enemies Amongst Us”

    • tensmiths Says:

      normally i make an effort not to say his name, but this was more or less copied from rueters i think. most of the msm say his name at least a thousand time a day, almost like they’re getting paid to say it. it actually costs me every time i say his name. and i just have to write that off.


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