American Redoubt

Reflections on the Department of Education

Reflections on the Department of Education

Still out of the loop.  This is an atypical post for Guerrillamerica but I thought it was too interesting for citizens of the American Redoubt not to seriously consider. I spent the past couple of days with an American (US) couple who live here as missionaries.  It was nice to […]

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The American Redoubt: New Byzantium

The American Redoubt: New Byzantium

For several years, astute Patriots have pondered the likenesses between the late Roman Empire and America’s future  — or should I say, present.  There are striking similarities between the two but to say that our courses are parallel would be far from accurate.  More interesting to me than any parallel […]

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For Patriots, By Patriots: An Interview with III Arms Company CEO

For Patriots, By Patriots: An Interview with III Arms Company CEO

The III Arms Company is a burgeoning firearms manufacturer and was founded by a small group of real American Patriots.  I recently had the opportunity to interview Jim Miller, the CEO of III Arms. Hey Jim.  Thank you for the time.  What’s your background and what made you interested in […]

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Reflections on Secession

Reflections on Secession

Sure, I signed my state’s petition to secede.  (Coincidentally but not at all comparable, an ancestor signed the Ordnance of Secession of Georgia.)  Most people correctly realize that these petitions are  symbolic of our frustration with and desire to reject federal statist policies affecting all 50 states.  Still, there are […]

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Open Source Ecology & Factor e Farm

Open Source Ecology & Factor e Farm

I want to start a farm like this. Marcin Jakubowski started Open Source Ecology and Factor e Farm in 2003 to design an open source (free) machine and equipment design bank and to prepare for resource scarcity.  Since then, they’ve come up with the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), a […]

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What We Can Learn from the Belgian Secession Movement

What We Can Learn from the Belgian Secession Movement

YES WE CAN! From Financial Times:  Flemish nationalists made sweeping gains across northern Belgium in local elections on Sunday, a success that will bolster separatists’ hopes for a break-up of the country. The strong result recorded by the Flemish nationalist is likely to have an impact across Europe, where the […]

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Developing Basic Barter Networks

Developing Basic Barter Networks

I recently had some frank discussions with JJS from Redoubt Free Radio regarding barter networks and building local and regional economies in the Redoubt.  It got me really thinking about how I would go about developing a trade network in my area.  Here are the things I did along with […]

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Why Societies Collapse

Why Societies Collapse

I’m watching Jared Diamond speak about why societies collapse.   As you may know, Diamond wrote the books, Guns, Germs, and Steel; and Collapse, among others (and they’re all great).  Here are five factors that Jared says affect the collapse of societies.  I’ll take notes and relate these effects to the […]

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Third Party Candidates & Why I Want Obama To Win

Third Party Candidates & Why I Want Obama To Win

In 1992, Ross Perot waged a hugely successful third party presidential campaign, coming in with almost 19% of the national vote (nearly 20MM votes).  I sometimes wonder, why can’t we do the same thing with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson? Gary Johnson recently polled at 4% among likely registered voters.  […]

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Five Rules to Getting Along in the Post-Collapse Economy

Five Rules to Getting Along in the Post-Collapse Economy

Rule Number 1: You will live in a barter economy and you must be a producer or offer a valuable service.  Those who own the means of production or who can independently produce a valuable good, who are proficient in their trades, or who can readily prepare and distribute products […]

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