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What I Saw At The Coup

Short-fuse fiction by Matt Bracken intended to spread alarm among progressives, in the spirit of dispiriting them from ever attempting such a mad folly in order to cling to power. Matt Bracken is the author of the Enemies Foreign And Domestic trilogy, and Castigo Cay.

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By Matthew Bracken former Navy SEAL:

"This is the first time in many years that I have put pen to paper for a lengthy letter, so please forgive my misspellings, poor handwriting or any other errors. I will probably do this in one go and be finished with it. I won’t need much of this new notebook. It’s a nice room, desk and chair, but really, no computer? I just wish they would stop the hammering outside. I need to focus in order to write well.

No one person could possibly expect to know the full truth about such a complex history, so near to its time. But I know what I know, saw what I saw, and heard what I heard. Now it’s time to set the record straight, at least about what transpired between some of the key players in the lead up to the recent events.

What I have heard called “the plan” began as idle office chat, nothing more. (Of course, not much chat is ever truly idle at the very highest levels of power, between senior presidential advisors.) The first time I heard it mentioned was over lunch with Dennis in the White House Mess, down in the basement next to the situation room. We were at a quiet corner table of the wood-paneled dining room, tossing ideas for the next talking points back and forth..."

Continued here: http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/what-i-...

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Print it out and read when you can

It's a long story and worth saving~

This is a great story and reminds me of this quote:

“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.”—Albert Einstein

Sure we may think that "removing" the corrupted may be a solution to consider, but if we are paying attention to history we quickly see that we somehow get right back to the same place again.

It is my strongest belief that the next revolution MUST be a peaceful one if the cycle is to be truly broken rather than restarted.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I hope so.

It has always been my belief that humans are inherently 'evil' when the chips are down, i.e. they will do terrible things to survive. And the current leaders of this world are most certainly in survival mode.

Don't get me wrong, look at my bookshelf and you will find Dr. Paul's works, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., John Muir, etc. But in the end it will be up to the powers that be to decide if the next revolution is a r3volution or not.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

-John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1962

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

Very true

All the more reason to try every possible peaceful option there is.

Working in advertising for the past decade, we have come to a place in the industry where brands need to become 'Content Producers' to keep people engaged with their brands. It's something they're really not used to because it needs to be honest. Consumers are becoming more aware and informed about the products they consume.

Many consumers are now also becoming 'Content Providers' with blogs, YouTube channels, etc., and having honest opinions about products and services. THIS is what I see as the greatest cause of real 'from the ground up' change in society: People producing content. Human connection is becoming the new face of online entertainment. All the fakery is still being blasted on tv for those still "plugged in to the matrix" but it's dying slowly. We see the evidence with dropping ratings on the major networks. Yes, there is way more "garbage on tv these days but that's because they're trying to stay relevant and desperately want to keep "dumb" interesting and popular.

Ok, not sure where I was going with all that, but there is a shift happening in society that people are pretending isn't happening. And that's a very good sign of coming changes. The more people get out there and start blogs, channels, websites, whatever—the more real content there is out there for people to create and share. Also, many people trying to wake up others may find it a lot easier to tell someone to check out their website or blog rather than try to have a conversation (usually turning into a confrontation) about these issues. That's leading by example rather than imposition.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Indeed!

I also believe that the Internet is sometimes overlooked on its influence on the world. Products, documents, and most importantly unfiltered news. We are the most informed individuals that have ever lived and any information we don't possess can be accessed in a moments notice. As a historian I believe that people will look back on it as the greatest invention that humanity has ever conceived.

This is true power. The power of knowledge. and that where we need to devote our attention: to making sure it stays free as long as possible.

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

I found this to be proably the most realistic...

rendering of what might happen if a take-over as described in the narrative took place. The new militia wouldn't be any one organized group, or a formal army like the Continentals during the Revolution. The new militia would be a militia of one. Single, untraceable, and seemly random acts undertaken to oppose violent tyranny. Any small groups that did form would like be a 'grassroots army' if you could call it such: able to form quickly with little true organization, strike, and then disappear into the woodwork much like the IRA did from the 1930s-1980s.

My hope however, it that it will never come to this. I believe it largely lies in whether or not we have a true quantifiable economic collapse that would be felt by the public. That might foster an environment that would tip the scales towards tyrannical rule. Let's just hope the stack of cards holds up until we can get people in power who can come up with a plan to slowly let us down rather than crash.

Ora Pro Pace Sed Para Pro Bello

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

WOW!!!! Just WOW.... every person MUST read this... there are no

words to describe it.

However, the story, may ignite some passion and caution to those who have intelligence and IQ.

I agree

That was a riveting story. Sending it on to friends.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

If you thought that was good you need to read this!

Same guy, this time it's non-fiction...absolutely brilliant post that has been lighting the 2A world on fire. It should be handed out to every police officer and military member.

http://www.dailypaul.com/270464/dear-mr-security-agent

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

A psuedonym?

Is it you or another writer?
I love the sequence..........

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Oh No...

I WISH I had this man's writing ability, but as it is I feel that the best I can do is bring it to the attention of all you guys here. Thanks for the praise though! :P

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

i have a short attention span

something about fast and furious? the characters in the story aren't introduced and pronouns aren't clearly defined.

can somebody help give a context for this?

thanks.

Here's a little tickle...

...Why do you think we bought billions of bullets for the DHS? Why do you think we paid for SWAT teams and armored cars in every Podunk town in America? We’ve been getting ready for this moment for years.”

“You knew this would happen? A civil war?”

He said, “It’s not a civil war—it’s a police action against criminals and domestic terrorists. But don’t worry: we’re ready. Now that they’re shooting at us, we can take the gloves off. The first two thousand arrests were just priming the pump. This phase will let us finish the job once and for all. Think about it: even now, nobody knows what happened to the first two thousand, or even that there were two thousand. In a month, nobody will remember if they were arrested before the shooting started, or after.”

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dang.

Pandas eat bugs.

Lol...you need to read to the end.

At the end you figure out who's taking to the reader. It's a really awesome finisher.

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

I'll give it another try

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