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Originally posted by ipsedixit
reply to post by Anonymous ATS
There are huge amounts of information out there on how to survive under martial law and they are a lot safer to access than going to a website and buying the book.
Just go to the library and read about organized crime or about resistance and underground movements during war time, holocaust survivors, gulag survivors.
Boiling it down:
1. Become two faced.
2. Learn to put a "padlock" on your tongue.
3. Start doing "things", little "things", that could get you . . . . You start now because your going to need the practice. Nothing too serious.
4. Save and stash running money plus any other things you might need to move quickly. There might be an undated arrest warrant already made out for you.
5. One thing I agree with the dude about. No weapons. If you need one, it's already too late.
6. There are lots of other things like secret compartments, secret family codes, safe houses, networks of friends (learn to know the difference between a friend who will help you move and a friend who will help you move the body.)
7. Martial law is often invoked by corrupt, backbiting paranoid lunatics. Learn how to corrupt them even further, so you can blackmail them and use them.
8. Remember what is at stake and be prepared to pay the price for freedom.
9. Learn to control yourself. No Hollywood pouty-boy emotional displays. Learn to bide your time.
[edit on 16-12-2008 by ipsedixit]
Originally posted by seawolf197
You know, I've thought alot about this very question, and I keep coming back to how could they pull this off?
The answer is in the use of weapons we can't fight.
Rule #1 Never take the government's word at face value-except when they tell you that they'll kill you. Government and it's components of career politicians, bureaucratic vermin, and their agents of enforcement, the SS ninja wannabes, have survived on illusion and lies, and for a lot longer than you'd think. It's the very nature of the job; being part of an empire wrapped in the cloak of American political traditions of Freedom, that corrupts. All that power, attracting the most venal along with the most patriotic to defend America. All that license under ever mutable law written by money whores to lie, steal, embezzle, blackmail, extort, poison, torture, enslave, murder. Is it any wonder then that such human scum would get together and work "the system" to set themselves up as kings, dispensing with the pretty coverings of Constitutional limitations that trip their crimes like a prom dress? They take as much as they can, while keeping YOU ASLEEP, AS YOU LET YOURSELF BE SEDUCED AND PUT ASLEEP BY THEIR FELLOW TRAVELERS IN THE MEDIA AND CORPORATE BOARDROOMS.
Rule #2 KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! Do NOT tell anyone anything that could get you in trouble. Assume anything can get you in trouble, because it probably will. Especially with any government official, but anyone looking to gaining a favor with the state can and will snitch on you. The rat who would sell you out for his thirty pieces could be: *A small businessman looking for a in with the state so he can make money a little easier. *A former friend who's looking to get some revenge. *Someone desperate for even some food. Times are tough and will get tougher. Again, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! Review the remaining rules of surviving MARTIAL LAW with Rule #2 ALWAYS in mind. Because some rat on two legs you say the wrong thing to, WILL snitch to the "authorities" in exchange for favors or even brownie points? and then you get to find out how ironclad Rule #1 is. KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT!!
Rule #3 ANY AUTHORITY FIGURE IS THE ENEMY! Unless you are waging a war of liberation-gathering intelligence or spreading disinformation or infiltrating-have no relation with nor voluntary contact with any soldier, police officer, bureaucrat, or anyone in authority in private life cooperating with MARTIAL LAW. Review Rule #1: Assume they're all liars, con artists, hustlers, thieves, and sellouts. Same goes to any fellow travelers in big business; they and government have been in the same bed for centuries. Stay away from them as much as possible. Tell them lies. Don't do any business with them. Unless they're sticking a gun in your face don't even acknowledge that they exist. Shun them, their family and any sycophants that fawn over them for a few favors.
Rule #4 YOUR PERSONAL SURVIVAL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OBEYING ANY DICTATE! If you're prohibited from having an item that helps you survive, get the item, review Rule #2 AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. If you're prohibited from having extra food, medicine, guns (no brainer) then you will CACHE your prohibited items in a place where they won't easily be found. Use your imagination. One idea is to store "whatever" in sealtight waterproof containers in remote wooded areas, known ONLY TO YOU! Firearms are metallic; they can be detected by metal detectors unless you store them deep underground or in a place they won't think of looking right away, like sealed in wider metallic tubes, away from your property. And if you by chance acquire or keep firearms knowing HOW TO USE THEM(sight alignment, trigger squeeze) and RELOADING AMMUNITION will be mandatory. IF YOU'VE NEVER USED A GUN BEFORE, To use a gun, first find the PROPER AMMUNITION FOR IT. After loading, pointed end forward, the ammo into the magazine, cylinder, or chamber load the weapon. On semiautomatic pistols if the slide-that moving part on top-is locked back there's a small lever on the left side of the gun. Push on it and it will close. Otherwise you'll have to pull the slide back yourself. Pistols are concealable, rifles and shotguns are for starting a fight. Shotguns you load from a port on the underside, behind the fore stock or it breaks open. Rifles come in several varieties; single shot, pump, bolt action, automatic, and feed from the chamber, a internal magazine or has a detaching magazine. The rifle you want first and foremost is a automatic rifle in a military common caliber. That coupled with proper marksmanship transforms you from a victim to a freedom fighter.
Rule #5 While keeping the above rules in mind, HELP OUT THOSE WHO ARE RESISTING