This week, James Wesley Rawles, the "father of the Survivalist movement", released the following statement on his website.
"It has come to my attention that from August of 2011 to November of 2011, the FBI secretly redirected the web traffic of more than 10% of SurvivalBlog’s US visitors through CJIS, their sprawling data center situated on 900 acres, 10 miles from Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, the Feebees surreptitiously collected the IP addresses of my site visitors. In all, 4,906 of 35,494 selected connections ended up going to or through the FBI servers....Furthermore, we discovered that the FBI attached a long-lived cookiethat allowed them to track the sites that readers subsequently visited. I suspect that the FBI has done the same to hundreds of other web sites."Alternative news sites are all carrying the story, and some preppers and patriots are diving for cover, vowing not to visit these sites again. The disconcerting fact is that the internet has been used as a tool by the nominal government to follow us, to identify us, and to catalogue us according to what type of threat we offer.
~ James Wesley Rawles, SurvivalBlog
Did you ever stop to think, that is the ONLY reason we still have an accessible internet?
Consider the fact that the "Arab Spring" revolution last year was coordinated almost solely through social media: Facebook, Twitter, blogs and web forums. If we know this, you can bet that so do the alphabet soup agencies. When revolution begins to be coordinated in America, our ability to communicate over the internet will cease.
When the time comes that the DHS Thought Police feel that they have accumulated enough information about us, the 'net will be locked down. When Revolution occurs, the 'net will be locked down. The internet is our Paul Revere - our early warning system and the fastest way to spread the word of threats. As certain sites become more and more proactive, those sites will be shut down.
We only have the internet as long as the
Personally, I intend to use the internet to give the government spies the finger.
- I will do everything I can to thwart their efforts to track me, including changing operating systems and installing bigger and better firewalls.
- I will continue writing to do my part to spread the word about the takeover from within of the United States government.
- I will continue to visit the alternative news sites on a daily basis to show them my support.
- I will not curtail my activities on the internet one bit.
- I will continue to dissent and to encourage others to do so.
Go ahead: follow me around the web. If there's a list (and we all know there is) then I'm already on it. Changing my habits now will do nothing to remove me from this list.
So, to all you dissident rebel Patriots, use the internet now to gather all of the information that you can. Make connections with other like-minded folks. Organize, spread the word and resist, while always keeping in mind that both sides can play at the "dis-information" game. When the threat of an internet-based Patriot movement outweighs the allure of being able to spy on us, the internet will be no more until we can take it back.
To quote a very wise man on a web forum: "What we need to do is just make sure they get the proper message: There are TENS OF MILLIONS of us, we are armed, and we are PISSED!"
Freedom should not be a radical concept in America. Fighting for freedom should not be considered a treasonous act. Voicing opinions of dissent should be welcomed in a country founded on liberty and free speech. The true revolution begins in your own mind.
The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations ... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
John Adams, Feb. 13, 1818
Thank you to Okie for the quote of the day!