Some Updates if Anyone is Still Reading

So, business travel. Yeah, well, it’s unpleasant as hell, especially since 75% was to effing Detroit.

Beginning tomorrow, that’s over. I said ‘this too shall pass’ and it has. New day gig and it’s all in Atlanta with zero travel. Good times. That means more blogging, and more time to focus on my other side projects.

Speaking of side projects, the Drone Company has been a wash so far. I had some success with prototypes, but to be honest, the cost and complexity were too great for your average non techie. I’m still pursuing, though along a different set of lines. More soon, and this time, I mean it – seriously I do…

Last, but not least, my software company launched it’s app last week. Good stuff. Only on Android at the moment, but we are headed for the Apple frontier in just a few weeks. This concept has some interesting possibilities. One of which is the potential to make ludicrous amounts of money that will allow me and Mrs. Matson to build even more tribe and put in place some community based plans that only lots of capital can accomplish.

So, in closing (and i know i have said this before), stay tuned. Time is short, but likely not as short as you think or have been led to believe – more on that later as well.

In the meantime, watch your six and keep your powder dry.

Radio Matson is back on the air.

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Disaster Mythology: Your real enemies are not who you think they are…

As usual, the state and their agents of fortune are the one you need to guard against.

Read here, all of it including the embedded PDF.

Thanks to CA for posting. This is one of the better pieces of intel I have yet to see.

The sensationalistic and false Katrina stories are part of a broader phenomenon sociologists and other scholars refer to “Disaster Mythology.” In short, the Disaster Mythology is that following a disaster the streets become a post-apocalypse landscape of zombie-like marauders raping and pillaging.  Instead, the empirical research of disasters including studies of what actually happened in the after-math of Katrina itself shows just the opposite, that generally speaking there is an overall increase in pro-social behaviors and a decrease in anti-social ones.  However, it is the perception and expectation of these terrible outcomes which leads law enforcement, government and even ordinary citizens to act in ways that are counter-productive to the common good as well as damaging to everyone’s civil liberties during emergency situations.

For an excellent review of this scholarship, we can recommend a fascinating article recently published in The Cornell Law Review by law school Professor Lisa Grow Sun called Disaster Mythology and The Law.  Her research reveals not only what actually happens following disasters, but has led her to call for structural changes to disaster management, the most important of which are to focus on humanitarian responses (as opposed to military ones) and to remove FEMA from the DHS.

Local PD and Deputies, maybe not so much. Mercs, 82nd, and Nat Guard, probably ought to hold back, gather intel, and figure out a plan. Coordinated efforts with regard to that crew will go a long way to keeping the tribe intact, geared up, and still able to defend and operate. This is recent historical proof that in times of crisis, the idiot from southwest Fulton county is far less a threat to you & your tribe than the agents of dotgov.

Plan accordingly.

A Selection Event

Much has been bantered about recently regarding what FREFOR is not doing in light of the #OWS crowd and their antics.

I mentioned a while back that I had some thoughts on this. It’s taken a while for me to pin them down into something that would resemble my usual ranting and raving. Here goes.

I commented at WRS about where I thought we were in relation to events and tipping points. My opinion today, is exactly where it was when I made that comment on 10/12. I waver. I waver every day about where we are and where we will be 12 month from now.

There, to this date, has not been one single momentous or defining event that would lead FREFOR into taking action.

Why should we? We have no ground to stand on. Ours typically is a reactionary stance that is fueled by outside events seeking to deride our personal liberty. We can harden and strive to Clean Our Hats all we want, but it is the nature of what we face that our response will be reactionary and inside OPFOR’s decision cycle.

Listen, I agree with AP:

Many of these “flaws” exhibited by our society aren’t merely symptoms to be treated.  Trying to treat them is likely as vain as prescribing Motrin to a psych patient with a gun in his mouth.  Likewise, “fixing” many of them would kill the patient.  My father watched a man become locked and crushed between two railroad car couplers.  Crushed and already terminal, he smoked a cigarette on borrowed time.  They called his wife.  He told his family goodbye.  The crew uncoupled the cars, and he died instantly.  Problem solved.  Patient dead.

I maintain that until there is some event or trigger, that we, as FREFOR, will stand fast, prep, & maintain what is left of our liberty.

The tribe must be built, the walls erected, and fortification and defenses readied.

We stand on the edge – there is no doubt to this. It’s how we prosper through the darkness to emerge as the leaders of the new world with it’s new set of rules. Denniner always talks about how we will (and have needed since 2008) to hit the wall. Make no mistake: THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO MOVE FORWARD. Without a systemic collapse or failure, we will be doomed to slide ever so slightly downward as a society year after year as tyranny creeps in further.