Welcome to this week’s Urban Survival Newsletter, brought to you by Jeff Anderson’s Social Chaos Survival Guide.
Here’s a question that I get fairly often: “There’s a violent knocking at door followed by command to open door and evict the premises by at least 5 uniformed armed military personal (not necessarily U.S. troops) possibly United Nation troops on Sovereign State territory. Followed by confiscation of all weapons and ammunition and packing victims into vehicles for transport to detention camps aka FEMA camps. What do you do?!”
Well, this brings up a few good points. This is a very serious matter. Right now, it has a low probability of affecting anyone reading this, and we can be thankful for that fact.
It’s important to start off by saying that most of my friends are in the military, law enforcement, work for alphabet soup agencies, or are private contractors. They all took oaths to defend the Constitution and take their oaths seriously. They love America, liberty, individual rights, and recognize that the right to defend yourself is a right given by God and not government. In fact, I’m quite confident that if there ever was a roundup of Constitution supporting “God & gun” types that many of them would be seen as more of a threat than me and rounded up first.
Besides my friends, I have had mostly good and fair interactions with law enforcement throughout my life and when I see law enforcement that I don’t know, I *usually* see them as more of a potential friend than as a potential threat to my liberty.
Unfortunately, we know from Katrina and the news that not all law enforcement personnel understand the Constitution, respect individual liberty, or take their oaths so seriously.
Fortunately, as a result of what happened after Katrina, many states have passed laws prohibiting confiscation of firearms, even in disaster situations and after martial law has been declared.
Most of the problems that I’ve seen with law enforcement in the US in the last several years haven’t been because of rogue actions by front line law enforcement, but rather front line law enforcement following policies, like the overuse of no knock warrants, that I consider questionable, at best. Rogue actions definitely occur in departments across the US, but I still see the bigger problem being bad policies and not bad officers.
So, I’m going to interpret the question as if it’s NOT US troops or law enforcement that we’re talking about, but foreign troops.
It could easily be UN troops or Chinese troops protecting their investment after an EMP attack, a cyber attack that knocks out electronic banking, or a breakdown in civil order after an economic collapse.
If that was the case, then the situation that we’d be in the middle of wouldn’t be like Katrina. It would be comparable to what the French Resistance experienced during World War 2 or, what any nation experiences after they are invaded by a hostile nation.
It would be time for setting up multiple weapons cachs or caches away from your house, (depending on whether you prefer the French or English,) and even having guns and ammo that you are willing to give up if confronted to avoid a fight where you’re probably out gunned, out numbered, and out armored.
The important thing to remember is that militaries and law enforcement around the globe have years of experience finding weapons caches. If they suspect that you have weapons hidden on your property, it’s pretty straight forward for them to demolish it with a dozer and dig up your property with a backhoe. If you hide weapons in your home, you want to do it with thieves and looters in mind…not thinking that you can effectively hide them from police and military. Anyone who’s found caches in Iraq & Afghanistan can vouch that with enough time and resources, weapons caches WILL be found if they’re in your house or on a small lot.
Back to having a gun to give up…If you’re a member of the NRA, have a concealed carry permit, are a hunter, or are a competitive shooter and we are occupied by a hostile force, your claim that you don’t have weapons will simply fall on deaf ears. Make sure that you have at least one firearm and ammo for them to “find” if you know that weapons confiscations are happening.
History has shown us that neighbors will turn on neighbors in situations like this, so if you haven’t shown your firearms to your neighbors, keep it that way. If you have, you might want to tell them that you’ve sold some of your guns because of the economy.
Keep in mind that if we find ourselves in a situation where we are occupied by a hostile force, the last thing that you want to do is escalate a conflict where you live. Rather, you should set up a situation where you aren’t a target to start with or make sure that you have nothing to find, other than what you freely give up, if you do get searched.
The second part of the question was about getting rounded up and sent off to FEMA camps. This could play out in one of several ways, but you’ve got to decide whether it’s in your best interest to go to the camp or if you’re not willing to go.
A few weeks back, I commented on FEMA camps…in my mind, the whole FEMA camp thing is kind of like a rabbit hole that connects to a worm hole that drops you into a teleportation deck that leaves you in a house of mirrors.
There are supposedly over 600 FEMA prison camps that are fully manned 24/7, the largest one reported to hold 2 million people. A few of these sites that are reported to be FEMA prison camps have barbed wire pointed in.
Unfortunately, any truth that there is about the FEMA camps has been warped and twisted to where I don’t believe either side and I think people are lying whether they say there are no FEMA camps or 650. It’s one of those things that I just don’t have the bandwidth to spend time on because I don’t see any benefit, other than curiosity, of categorically proving them true or false.
I DO know that people have tried to centralize power and subjugate the masses throughout the ages and will continue as long as man is alive. They’ll do it whether they have FEMA camps or not. The presence of FEMA camps doesn’t make me less safe and the absence of them doesn’t make me more safe. Either way, I’m going to continue to vote for limited government and personal liberty. And if FEMA or some other entity decides that I’m an “undesirable”, they’ll figure out how to take care of me regardless of whether they have 650 prison sites or none.
Do I find the storyline fascinating? Yes. Does the thought of it being reality bother me? Of course! But I KNOW I’ve got control over a lot of things that will help my family through much more probable events like hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural and man-made disasters.
So, regardless of whether we’re talking about FEMA camps, Chinese re-education camps, UN political re-alignment camps, or something else, if you’re not willing to go, then you need to make sure that you bug out as soon as they start rounding people up. Simple as that.
If you wait until they show up at your door to decide that you don’t want to go, then you’ve severely limited your options and your chance of having a good outcome.
As I said earlier, we’re blessed that these aren’t high probability situations in the US and that there are MANY other things that will benefit more from our continual attention and energy, like putting a broad based preparedness plan in place that will benefit you not only in the event of low probability extreme events, but higher probability disasters like fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, and economic problems.
Want to know more about how to quickly and easily prepare for martial law? I strongly encourage you to check out my friend, Jeff Anderson’s Social Chaos Survival Guide.
What are your thoughts on foreign forces in the US? Good fodder for fiction? Possible? Probable? What events do you think would need to happen to trigger it? Please share your thoughts by commenting below:
Until next week,
God bless & stay safe!