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The Calm Before The Storm

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By Michael Snyder

Have you noticed that things have gotten eerily quiet in the month of October?  After the chaos of late August and early September, many had anticipated that we would be dealing with a full-blown financial collapse by now, but instead we have entered a period of “dead calm” in which things have become exceedingly quiet in almost every way that you can possibly imagine.  Other “watchmen” that I highly respect have made the exact same observation.  Even though the economic numbers are screaming that we have entered a global recession, they aren’t really make any headline news.  A whole host of major financial institutions around the planet are currently in danger of collapsing and creating the next “Lehman Brothers moment”, but none of them has imploded just yet.  And of course Barack Obama seems bound and determined to start World War III.  On Monday, it was announced that he is sending a guided missile destroyer into Chinese waters in the South China Sea.  The Chinese have already stated that they might just start shooting if this happens, but Barack Obama doesn’t seem to care.  But until the shooting actually begins, that is not likely to upset the current tranquility that we are enjoying either.

To me, what we are experiencing at the moment would best be described as “the calm before the storm”.  If you are not familiar with this concept, this is how it is defined by How Stuff Works

Have you ever spent an afternoon in the backyard, maybe grilling or enjoying a game of croquet, when suddenly you notice that everything goes quiet? The air seems still and calm — even the birds stop singing and quickly return to their nests.

After a few minutes, you feel a change in the air, and suddenly a line of clouds ominously appears on the horizon — clouds with a look that tells you they aren’t fooling around. You quickly dash in the house and narrowly miss the first fat raindrops that fall right before the downpour. At this moment, you might stop and ask yourself, “Why was it so calm and peaceful right before the storm hit?”

Like so many others, I believe that a great storm is coming, and yet right at this moment things seem so peaceful.

Unfortunately, this period of peace and quiet is not going to last for long, and most Americans know deep down that something is seriously wrong with our nation.  In fact, a new WND/Clout poll has found that 85.3 percent of all likely voters in the United States believe that our country is going in the wrong direction…

The poll found 92.6 percent of those who identified themselves as conservative believe the nation is on the wrong track. Among those who call themselves liberal, 90.9 percent said it is going the wrong direction.

When asked what they think of the American economy after seven years of Obama’s leadership and economic policies, nearly 80 percent described it as “very fragile” or “somewhat fragile.”

Self-identified Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives were in general agreement, with about 75 percent to 80 percent describing the economy as “somewhat fragile” or “very fragile.”

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Shorty Dawkins



  1. ” Barack Obama seems bound and determined to start World War III.”

    Fine, as long as HE, and his administration, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch”members” are all LEADING the attack, PHYSICALLY there at the front lines. So if this is a legit congressionally declared war, then our fearless, corrupt, scummy, TREASONOUS “leaders” who serve within OUR government need to LEAD the way.

    If they are not willing to, then NO! if they order anything fired and anyone follows that unlawful and corrupt order and gets the US into a war, HANG that person – after they are prosecuted and found guilty, along with EVERY person serving within our governments – state and general -from the yards and house keepers to the Secret Service/CIA/FBI/IRS/BLM/ETC – who did NOT stop this by taking and KEEPING THEIR OATH as they are required to.

    If they cannot do the job constitutionally as required, then they are incapable of doing the job.

    Bringing back this: Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381: “When in the presence of two witnesses to the same overt act or in an open court of law if you fail to timely move to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and honor your oath of office you are subject to the charge of capital felony treason, and upon conviction you will be taken by the posse to the nearest busy intersection and at high noon hung by the neck until dead…The body to remain in state till dusk as an example to anyone who takes his oath of office lightly.

    and DUMPING this rewrite – Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    Will stop a lot of this BS that is going on.

  2. @Cal

    Great as always, although I think I now see where you are coming from! You are very well versed and are trying to pass the information onto others, yet you offer no direction on ‘How’ they can carry the requirement out. No mention of what they would do should they indeed bring forth these ‘Treasonous’ individuals.

    Yes for sure this is possible, so what then? Where is the acting Judge and Jury? Yes the people, but really, man off the street? When we see sham signatures obtained for total removal of the Constitution, how can the Peers figure this out? A leader with answers is required, Military, Off the Street or from Mars, a leader. Just stating what is right and wrong is IMO about a useless as what everyone is doing now, everyone already knows we are doomed, so where is the Lead??

    1. The Militia is the constitutional answer to implement the defense of our nation from corrupt individuals. There is a good reason that those that serve within our governments were to only have a US military when we were ACTUALLY defending our nation from attack. There is a good reason that both those that serve within the state governments and the general government were required to use the Militias for specific put-into-writing actions.

      The Militia has as its constitutionally assigned duties per Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions.”

      — To enforce the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
      — To enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
      — To protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
      — “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

      The militia of each state is entrusted with the defense of the USA and her people, not just with the defense of their state; and they are to be armed with weapons that can repel any invasions bearing modern weapons of war. Congress is required to provide those military grade weapons for the militias. The Militia is to make sure that the US Constitution, and each state Constitution is enforced as the supreme law of the land and as the highest law of each state (except where it might conflict with the US Constitution).

      I, and many others, have written about the directions and ways assigned to “We the People” within the US Constitution in enforcing it.

      The Militia is the arm of the governments – state and general – because we would never turn on ourselves.

      Tench Coxe: “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American…The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

      Justice Robert Jackson, Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials: “Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart.”

      Oliver Ellsworth, Connecticut Convention, stated clearly: “This Constitution defines the extent of the powers of the general government. If the general legislature, Congress should at any time overleap their limits, if the United States go beyond their powers, if they make a law which the Constitution does not authorize, it is void.”

      “We the People of the United states are the militia. But to be the organized Militia required to carry out the constitutional mandates all must be trained as “congress requires the military to be trained”.

      This is why I believe that vets are under attack by those that serve within our governments – they have the LAWFUL and constitutionally backed authority to train all who needs to be trained and

      — To enforce the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
      — To enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
      — To protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
      — “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

      They are the organized Militia of the several states.

    2. We are NOT “doomed” Ron. And do not EVEN ‘think’ that everything that everyone is doing is “useless” …as there is far more being done than you’ll ever be fully aware of. You think 50+ million ‘combat veterans’ are going to let this come upon us and just sit on their hands? lol …. There are millions who are “well-stocked” = Ammo stacked to the ceilings + Community “Watch” (in cities), ((( I live back in the woods you see. My woman and the cats and the dogs and me. Hank Jr.))). Listen Ron, after 21yrs of day-for-day combat service (Naval Special Ops or whatever you’d prefer to call it). I would have ‘gone for 30’ but I zigged when I should have zagged …so now I’m 100% disabled (but still “hell” with an M16 // AR-15 ‘modified’ and “loaded.” (YEAH!)
      I say the way we fight them shouldn’t be that much of a challenge. It is a foregone conclusion that we MUST ‘oust’ the “lot of them” …and so WE JUST USE THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS WITHIN IT TO TAKE OUR RIGHTFUL PLACES AND EMPLOY OUR LEGALLY (ALREADY GRANTED AND LEGAL RIGHTS), TO OUST THEM ALL FROM OFFICE. Why in hell does everything seem to be so danged “brainwashed” to the point of believing such a thing is impossible? Too much TV? Vid Games? (Wouldn’t surprise me). *Hint: RECOGNIZE propaganda when you see it ….Question Everything the media throws at you. They are all anti-American. I’ve said enough ….thanks for letting me post.

  3. Yep… I did notice things have gone quiet, At least from a corrupt, bought and paid for media standpoint anyway. Makes me very uneasy. It is just exactly like when the birds get quiet before a storm as the article said. CAL… You nailed it as always.
    I would like also to point out that the picture accompanying the article is gorgeous with the exception of the power lines in the for ground. Im a nature photographer so I cant help but notice things like that.
    A war with china would be a bad smell situation for all of us and I sincerely hope that imposter in chief gets his ass tried convicted and hung in a constitutionally legal manor before that can happen. I believe that should be a top priority to avoid yet another illegal war. We have got to get this done legally and constitutionally without violence before these traitors destroy us all.
    I firmly believe that absolute punishment for absolute crimes is the ONLY real deterant for said crimes and must be carried out in full to prevent them from occurring again. If we charge these criminals, find them guilty under the law and carry out these sentances as prescribed by our constitution, We will see a huge drop in repeat offenses.
    We all know the crimes. We all know the just punishment. We must carry these duties out without exception. They have committed the crimes. Lets see that they pay dearly for them. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO LIENIENCY. Not for treason.

  4. @Cal and All
    Cal you have really taught me and I hope hundreds of others a much needed lesson in how we should bring our country back, although I still after asking over and over am missing something.

    Militia, under the State? So if you have a corrupt State Government then what? If as you say this is the way and is Constitutional then why would this be a secret, in other-words what States are doing this in an active and directed way for this purpose?
    Sure the Media would not cover it, but OK should be abuzz with the operations and I haven’t found such.

    Sorry, understand what is needed to do it right and yet to see anyone in other than a verbal way actually moving in this way. Okay if it is being kept a secret than bet when push comes to shove the backing of the general populace will not be there as will already Militia’s will have suffered propaganda to where populace will believe its wrong.

    1. Ron,
      You can read one of Cal’s greatest sources. For anyone not already familiar with Edwin Vieira’s works I would recommend first the little book entitled: THREE RIGHTS.
      See our listing for all of his books right here at Oath Keepers —
      Cal and I both collect Vieira’s books and we both suggest that all Oath Keepers read his writings. Dr. Vieira’s work on the Militia system is contained in three volumes, starting with “CONSTITUTIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY”. If you can afford two books, I would suggest Three Rights and Constitutional Homeland Security, both with Amazon links at the page I’ve just linked above.
      Thank you for reading and commenting here at Oath Keepers national.

      Elias Alias, editor

      1. @Elias Alias

        Yes I will secure these books, although a Book will not solve the problems we have as time has run out and education and conditioning in our favor has run out.

        A ‘Right’ is fine in name but the Securing and Application of that ‘Right’ is very problematic and no matter how one explains this application is not here.

        If a State Government does not implement a Militia because of inner corruption, then what? A State Revolution? It haunts me that everything I here is people are being subverted while waiting for a ‘Political Correct’ solution. Now how really will that ever happen when the very forces that need correction are the ones specifying what is PC?

        I’ll read the books, BUT I’m sure I will ask the very same questions I have put forward for so many times.

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