11 Dec

I don’t believe in luck.  Do you?

We are in the process, every day, of getting the government we don’t deserve.  While I understand that many of you are living in big cities and are impotent to change the local scene.  Get out now!  Get to a small town and get involved.  Do it now, or suffer the consequences.  Make the drive.  Get a new job.  Do whatever it takes, but do it now.  That drive won’t last for too much longer anyway.

I’ve written about locals.  About being an ‘outsider’.  Just try bugging out.  You may think they’ll take you in or barter with you.  Why would they? (Barter with you.  Feed you.  Take you in.  Need you.  Accept your bullshit.)   We ain’t talkin Doomsday Preppers here.  Those poor ole ‘Country (small town) people’ are anything but stupid.  Good luck. Take an army with you.  Good luck.  Build walls or threaten them.  Good luck.

After last evening’s City Council meeting, I (along with our entire Council) received the following e-mail.  There are a few times when I get a teaching opportunity.  It’s the only pay I receive.  What about your elected officials?  Are they getting a paycheck?  Are they teaching anything?  Do you know?

Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:19 AM
To: Redacted – Council members
Subject: Thanks so much for everything you do!

I just wanted to say “THANKS” for all you do!  And for the Christmas bonus and raises for each of the employees.  It is very much appreciated!

Happy Holidays to you and your families!

Redacted – City Employee

My response:


You have earned it. 

Keep it going!  For the people.  For yourselves.  And for the future.  You’ve got a great opportunity here.  I just know that in five years from now that people won’t be able to recognize the ‘New’ Redacted from the Old.

Personally, I see it kind of like Spring, TX.  Where there is the ‘Old’ Spring with a very ‘New’ Spring surrounding it.  What we have now is just the Old part.  That Truck Stop is the key.  But only the first step in the recovery.  Don’t ever let it turn into a Mt. Redacted or Redacted.   Like Costner’s film, “if you build it they will come”, this is your Field of Dreams.  It provides not only your source of income and personal security, but your challenges, and your sense of belonging.  Our sense of contribution, accomplishment, and pride.

I guess that my point is that if you take care of her, that she will always take good care of you.

It’s been a privilege to work with you, 


Merry Christmas!  2013!

The real reason behind all of this is the sentence, “For the people”.  Everything must always be, for the people.  First and only.  Our water and sewer rates are lower than any town around, and our trash pickups are half of the surrounding areas.  Our property tax rate is .30 per $100.00 of value.   What is yours?  Do you even know? 

We got here in time to make huge improvements to the old infrastructure.  It’s taken us seven years to prepare.  To improve every water line.  To clear the trees from our entire electrical (and comms) lines.  To refurbish the water storage tanks inside and out.  To rebuild streets and the waste water treatment plant.  To secure added fuel and refrigeration storage facilities.  To secure outside water sources and plan treatment options.  To attract a major farming operation (refugees from Northern California).  To establish relationships with surrounding towns.  To build up the cash to pay market rates for what might have to be commandeered from vendors.  We have an already operational medical clinic.  We purchased enough land from the Union Pacific to hold weekly swap meets (barter days) for two or three thousand people.  And much, much more.  We have our warehousing and fabrication shops.  We have our defenses in place or planned.  We even can operate our own temporary banking system, if need be!

That government we don’t deserve?  It’s going to get worse.  We will most likely have to take matters into our own hands soon enough to correct that.  But it’s also been said that we get the government we do deserve.  I believe, in many ways, that we do. 

Get there.  Get involved.  We had years of neglect to overcome.  Pick a town that already has potential, but not so big that you can’t make an immediate impact.  Get your local government under control now.  That is the one government you can’t deny.  The one you need, and the one you can’t escape.  The one thing you (and your family) won’t be able to live without.  Good luck trying to live alone in the woods.  Good luck just showing up for dinner.  Scared, unsure, desperate.  Good luck.

Most importantly, get there now!  If you’re already there, get involved.  If you don’t…  you will have a war on two fronts.


Posted by on December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized


14 responses to “Encouragement

  1. Dannyboy53

    December 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    A hearty WELL DONE to each of you! This is a model place that ALL others should follow if they haven’t already. It sounds like a place to live, work, raise children and seek refuge. Truly “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” the way it was meant to be. This is as it should be and each and every citizen certainly (and rightfully) must be very proud of what you have accomplished. For a small city to do that much in seven years is a helluva great job!

    Some day I’m gonna come visit Soffitrat.

    • The Soffitrat

      December 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      What we have done, Danny. What we have done. As our airborne friend once said, all we want to do is to direct FEMA to keep moving. “Keep right on moving. Don’t stop. Don’t plan on stopping. Not when all of your joys lie over in the big city.” They really don’t want to stop here.

  2. Dannyboy53

    December 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    “They really don’t want to stop here.’

    This should be the sentiment of every city, town and community of Patriots all across the country. Even going to the extent of putting up signs at the boundaries warning provocateurs of the regime to “Honor your Oath, we govern ourselves according to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, if you possess other designs enter at your own risk.”

    The sensible ones will understand their choices have become…Jail, cemetery, or hit the road Jack and don’t you look back!

    • The Soffitrat

      December 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      I know someone in the sign business that can get these made up for us now. Cheaply! Good idea, Danny!

      • Dannyboy53

        December 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

        The last two places I owned had signs I bought posted prominently out front, one reading:

        “Trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again”.

        The second one…”There is nothing on this property that is worth your life”.

        I made a third using stencils (and it actually didn’t look bad!) that read…”anyone found here at night will be found here in the morning”

        Those, in conjunction with the “shoot the burglar” law in Louisiana, got the message across…I had no problems!

        • The Soffitrat

          December 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm

          They sure knew you were armed.

  3. Dannyboy53

    December 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Well actually I never had all of them up at one time on any single piece of property but I also made it a point to be seen carrying a weapon around all day when outside!

    I feel it’s an important part to being prepared. People that don’t know you see you walking around with firearms and threatening signs in your yard, the word gets around that you are some crazy militant bastard that is best avoided!!

    Works for me!

    • The Soffitrat

      December 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      It does work! I’ve used it myself, years ago, but with words. Not that I don’t carry too. People in small towns often see what they can do to get in your pocket. It is sometimes best to be the first to lay down ground rules.

      • Dannyboy53

        December 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

        “It is sometimes best to be the first to lay down ground rules.”

        Absolutely, I have learned this the hard way early in my life! That’s why I was thinking about the signs leading into town. A good way for the citizens to let those would be usurpers know exactly where they stand before they stop in town and get out.

        As you said earlier…”just keep on moving”.

        This past Spring after a tornado devastated our property in Scotland, Arkansas along with about 64 others, some FEMA agents showed up on our property one morning. A local church group was volunteering their services helping people clean up and repair what could be repaired in our neighborhood. The Pastor of this group approached the FEMA representatives and told them their services were not needed, leave now, because we take care of our own. They saddled up and left and we haven’t seen them back since that incident!

        • The Soffitrat

          December 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

          That is good. But don’t think that they didn’t first get their photographs of everyone there. Those are now in Federal databases somewhere. Can you spell TROUBLE?

  4. Dannyboy53

    December 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Yep, no doubt about that. But that “trouble” door swings both ways! Some of the regimes’ butt monkeys are slowly getting the message but we have a long way to go in attempting to reach the others.

    • The Soffitrat

      December 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Tell your people to take their own photographs of the FEMA and other Federal employees. There are people who can catalog those photos with portfolios. Databases can be put together, and you are right that this is a two-way door. All, completely legal, and for the same reasons. To be used as potential evidence, against potential perpetrators, in crimes. Strange that most of those people are brought in from out-of-state to do these jobs. How convenient, how unaccountable, and how detached. But not as ‘anonymous’ as they would like.

      • Dannyboy53

        December 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        Use a really good camera too, like a Bushnell 45 with 3.5-10X “viewfinder” like mine.


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