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Time to Reclaim the Patriot Mantle

The term “gaslighting” has really come into it’s own in recent years. We hear politicians and pundits use it all the time, to the point that nearly every news outlet offers the term on a daily basis. Oddly enough, these very same outlets are quite often gaslighting when they throw the term about, but that’s not the point of this essay and is a subject better reserved for another time.

Gaslighting is, in simplest terms, the act of making you doubt what you see and hear with your own eyes and ears. When your own brain is telling you something is so, but everyone in control of the reins of power and their complicit media propagandists are saying it isn’t–that’s gaslighting. When you see, hear, and feel a particular truth, but you are told it is not the truth (often accompanied by someone else’s definition of what is the truth), that’s gaslighting.

Not only has the term come into it’s own lately, but so has the practice. In fact the gaslighting of America has become an everyday part of our daily information diet. In short, we’re fed so much bullshit you’d think we were all mushrooms, and the people doing the feeding consistently extol us to ignore what we see, hear, sense, and know, believing what they tell us instead.

Lately, another set of terms has been bandied about like free drinks at a craps table. Among these are three of my special favorites–“insurrectionist”, “insurgent”, and “domestic terrorist”. These are, of course, pejorative terms slapped on anyone who disagrees with the current ruling class and their media sycophants. Most of those so labeled are nothing more than peaceful, patriotic Americans who recognize what’s going on in this country and are reaching a point where they aren’t willing to stay silent about it any longer. Making criminals out of them, or suggesting that they’re somehow dangerous to anyone other than the enemies of America, is gaslighting of the highest order, intended to turn the public against these patriotic people and groups whose sole aim is to preserve our nation and way of life in the face of what has clearly become a true insurrection.

So who are the real insurrectionists? Who is actually busy at work destroying the American nation, versus those who are doing their very best to preserve and protect it?

The Civilian Defense Force has several times been lumped in with the so-called “domestic terrorists”, and we’ve been painted more than once as fomenting some form of insurgency. This occurs every time we’re referred to as a “militia” because that particular term has already been tainted (purposefully) to indicate half-baked yahoos intent on “overthrowing the gubmint”. By painting us with that already blackened brush, they cast us as monsters and criminals the public should stay well clear of. The reality is very, very different. The CDF is nothing more than good, patriotic Americans who love our country and stand to defend our neighborhoods against true terroristic violence and unchecked aggression–the kind that is not only embraced but protected by the very forces in power right now who claim that we are a threat! Our organization appears on several “watch lists” and such, for doing nothing more than saying “we won’t stand by while our rights are trampled, our neighborhoods are threatened, our businesses are burned, and our lives are endangered”.

This is gaslighting, and standing by while it happens–whether it be to us, or to any other good, patriotic American–is not something I’m willing to do. I refuse to be bullied and lied to, or to watch while America is bullied and lied to. It’s time for all America-loving people and organizations to reclaim the title of Patriot, and to see to it that the anti-Americans are recognized for what they are. Insurrection has indeed already taken place, and it continues to this day, but it is not we who are the true insurrectionists and domestic terrorists.

Are we the ones who are systematically trying to erase America’s history, right down to the year our nation came to be? Are we removing statues and renaming buildings that honor historically great Americans? Are we placing warning labels on our founding documents, or defiling the spirit and purpose of what we’ve come to call “the American Way”? Do we deride those giants of history who set us on the path of governance by and for the people, dedicated to the proposition that all are created equal? Are we shitting all over the American Constitution–in every way the greatest document ever created for the establishment of governance by mankind over himself? Is that us, or them?

Are we the ones attempting to defund the police who enforce the laws that are meant to protect us from mayhem and aggression? Are we allowing rioters, looters, arsonists, and perpetrators of gross assault on both people and property to simply walk away without consequence? Are we calling these sorts of activities “mostly peaceful protests” as buildings burn right behind us in the same camera shot (and then being awarded “journalism” prizes for propagating the lie)?

Who exactly are the real insurrectionists?

They would have you believe we and anyone of our political and moral ideology are. They call us dangerous, yet the most “dangerous” act possibly attributable to anyone of the patriot mindset is the selfie-tour of the Capitol building that took place on January 6th. And what was the result of that, exactly? An unarmed military veteran who posed absolutely no threat to anyone was senselessly shot in the throat by an overanxious, clearly ill-qualified, left-his-sidearm-in-the-restroom Capitol police officer who has not been disciplined in any way. While he walks free, utterly unconcerned, others who had the misfortune of getting caught up in the moment (and being welcomed inside and even directed where to go by other Capitol police officers) and doing something that wasn’t especially well thought out are now sitting in solitary confinement in Federal prison, abjectly denied most of what we were once assured is American “due process”. They’ve been there for months. So by the playbook of the America-hating crowd currently in control, if you burn buildings and steal merchandise from stores you’ve broken into, you’ll be permitted to walk free while being called a “peaceful protestor”; but take a few selfies as you stroll through a building your tax dollars and your service to your country pay and paid for and you’ll be gunned down or locked up like a no-rights political prisoner while you’re called an “insurrectionist”.

Who are the real insurrectionists?

Is it we America-loving PATRIOTS who openly call for the sabotaging of oil pipelines in the American media? Are we regularly espousing the need for “reeducation camps” and “Truth and Reconciliation Commissions“, or continually calling those who support opposing ideologies “cult members” as so many of today’s in-power politicians and other high-profile mouthpieces regularly do? Are we using our media platforms to tell supporters to get in the faces of Presidential Cabinet members out in public, as United States Representative Maxine Waters did? Are we the ones leaving our borders to be overrun by illegal aliens, helping them to evade capture and deportation and then moving them into unsuspecting communities across the country? All this, by the way, while not requiring them to be COVID-vaccinated, yet demanding hard-working American citizens do so or lose their jobs? And is it we, or those very same illegal aliens and their anti-American supporters who are chasing sitting senators into bathrooms demanding they pass fundamentally anti-American agenda items, all while recording the episode on audio and video?

Who are the true insurrectionists? And where, by the way, are the gun-slinging Capitol police when REAL crime, REAL threat, REAL INSURRECTION is going on?

Are we the ones denying the public access to information of any sort, especially something as important as potential life-saving alternatives to the currently-pushed-by-the-anti-Americans COVID treatments and preventatives? Are we censoring our political opponents, silencing critics of our narrative and our practices, denying truth (only to admit later that it was indeed true), and labeling anything we disagree with as “misinformation”? Are we banning the then-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES from communicating freely with the American people? Are we shooing the current faux-President away from answering questions, even from his own fawning sycophants, so that he doesn’t make a complete fool of himself and give away the game every time he opens his dementia-riddled mouth?


Did we steal an entire election, installing a bogus “President” against the will of the American people, and then try to change all the election laws to make it so we could do it over and over and over again? Are we the ones who are trying to write ignoring the American voter INTO FEDERAL LAW? Is this us, or is it THEM?

Tell me who the real insurrectionists are?!?

But it is we who walk on eggshells, feel threatened, and allow them to act as if they’re the good guys. We let them walk all over us. We let California dictate our culture, our speech, our entertainment. We allow New York to dictate our finances, and we allow stellar examples of good government like Chicago and Washington, DC to tell us how “racist” we all are. When it comes time to say “enough is enough”, it is we who start talking like we really are the insurrectionists! Every time we speak of secession, we mean US! We’re saying we don’t want to be part of America anymore, and that is not only an absolute lie, but an insult to who we are, because it is THEY who have stolen and are out to destroy OUR country!

Who are the real insurrectionists, and if it’s them and not us, why are we the ones talking about walking away?

No. This land is our land, because we love and respect it and want it to remain as it was intended and has always been–a not-yet-perfect nation founded upon individual freedom and personal responsibility, based upon equal justice and fair representation, and guided by the highest moral imperatives to not only grow, but grow better…and for nearly two and a half centuries, we’ve done exactly that. Not anymore, though–because they, the real insurrectionists, are out to destroy everything our nation stands for at all costs. They want to claim the “patriot” mantle, and label us as enemies of the state, but it’s long past time we remember who we are and what we stand for–just as we remember who THEY are and what THEY stand for. And I don’t care where they were born or what citizenship they try to claim. They hide behind the American flag while they spit on our nation and support those who are tearing it down at every possible opportunity. They are not patriots! They aren’t even Americans. Americans love their country. Patriots love their country. These people hate America, which is why they’re doing their damnedest to destroy it.

We, not they, are patriots! It’s high time we start carrying ourselves that way. Secede? Absolutely NOT. But kick the not-Americans to the curb and their rot and filth along with them? You bet. Because they’ve already committed more insurrection in the last six months than this nation has seen in more than a century, all while gaslighting the American public into believing it is WE who are a threat.

A threat to America? No. We are the SALVATION of America. But we’d damned well better become a threat to the anti-Americans and their destroy-the-nation agenda, because if we don’t wake up, man up, and RISE UP, there won’t be an America left to stand behind, and being a “patriot” won’t mean anything ever again.

Do not be shamed, frightened, or backed into a corner simply for loving this nation and the values that made it great. This is OUR COUNTRY, and THEY are the real insurrectionists. Don’t let them gaslight you or anyone else into believing any differently. It’s no longer enough to claim to be a patriot; to truly assume that mantle, you must become a loud and PROUD patriot! No more hiding, no more conforming for the sake of conforming, no more giving in. STAND UP FOR YOURSELF, and for our country.

Or don’t, and watch America become “the great nation that once was”.

If you choose that path, you’re not a patriot–and you’ve let the real insurrectionists win.

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Hello patriot. My name is Jeff Cole, and a year or so back I founded the Civilian Defense Force. I'd like to quickly tell you a little bit about why we exist and why, I think, you're here. Those two "whys" are one and the same.

America is in trouble. Anyone who has lived in this country for more than a few years knows this. Our nation--and the world, because if America falls the world tumbles along with it--is under attack from enemies without and within. These evil bastards are Hell-bent on tearing down the legacy of freedom and responsibility this nation was founded upon and has represented for two and a half centuries. They're well organized, well financed, ruthless, and relentless...and they're inside the gates. All of the protections we've traditionally depended on to hold off their manipulations are at perilous risk right now, because too many good people have stood by silently while the enemies of America took control of the machinery.

The Civilian Defense Force was created to help stand in the way of all that, and to give awakening American patriots a place to step up and finally do something. That's why you're here, isn't it?

While the goals are broad (because they have to be), our mission is simple, direct, and vital. The Civilian Defense Force exists to gather American patriots together within their own communities; train them to defend themselves and those communities; and by extension, give them the strength and knowledge to reclaim the systems that have been usurped to indoctrinate our children, propagandize our media, and pervert our way of life.

The simple fact is that we're Americans. We bend the knee for NO ONE. The whole world knows this, so our enemies set about to infiltrate the country and destroy our heritage and will to be free. Through the corrupt media/entertainment complex, complicit "news" operations, compromised educational systems, and a far-too-complacent public, they weaseled their way in like parasites and now they infect the minds and bodies of too many of our countrymen. This makes it seem as if fighting them is fighting ourselves. We bend for no one out there, but we'll roll right over when it's our own who are doing the damage. They counted on this very phenomenon, which is why they implemented these programs in the first place. In the summer of 2020, they set their mindless minions loose upon a few test cities, and we watched helplessly as they burned those cities to the ground. This was just the beginning.

They've followed this with a puffed-up "pandemic" designed to allow them to pervert our election process and keep us under control, restricting everything from our movement to how or if we work and demanding, with little scientific backing and utterly ignoring the many viable alternatives, that we turn to a "vaccine" that will keep us bound to them forever. They've begun the process of punishing those who push back against them, and will continue that process right down to the classroom where your children are sitting right now.

Your town will soon be facing this relentless assault, if it isn't already. And if you think the black-clad minions of evil won't eventually show up with their molotov cocktails, bricks, and bike locks...think again. This is all coming to you sooner or later, especially if you and your neighbors offer any resistance to the established plan.

But we're Americans. We bend the knee for NO ONE. And as liberty-loving, patriotic Americans awaken from our induced complacency, we are indeed beginning to resist. This means they're going to have to bring the fight directly to our doorsteps.

And they will.

That's why the Civilian Defense Force exists. Our safeguards are being stripped away as we speak. Police are being defunded or targeted for violence; prosecutors are being replaced with anti-Americans who willfully ignore laws or apply "justice" unevenly; schools are being subjected to asinine mandates, held hostage by self-serving anti-American teacher's unions, and forced to indoctrinate our children with a curriculum straight from Hell itself; and even our military, once vaunted and still honored as the pinnacle of American might and right, has been gutted of any America-first attitude, it's leaders proudly wearing their latest medal--a "Joe Biden" campaign button.

Facing such an onslaught, it's hard to see how anyone can stand against it. But we--you and I--are American patriots. We bend the knee for NO ONE and personally, I sure as Hell don't intend to start now. Do you?

Here's the good news...there are lots and lots and LOTS of us, and we're all getting awake. And boy, are we PISSED! You know it--you talk with your neighbors every day. You hear and feel their anger. You know this dam is about to burst.

The time has come for that anger to be collected and directed.

That's what we exist for. Our goal is to gather the growing patriot crowd and whip them into "fighting" shape. That is as much metaphorical as it is literal; we will be ready to stand in the gap when the minions come to spread their lawlessness and mayhem, but in the interim we're also intent on helping our fellow citizens survive the hard times to come. We do this by organizing our resistance while creating community-based paths to self-sufficiency. When no one else is, we will be there for our communities as they desperately seek someone strong to turn to. In the process we will slowly but pointedly make every effort to retake control of the mechanisms of government, from the ground up. We'll start with our school boards, town councils, and county commissions. We'll take over the political parties, if necessary, by captaining precincts. We'll remind the enemies of America that ours is not a top-down dictatorial affair, but rather a nation of, by, and for the people.

To do all of this, we need your help. I don't want your money--you already have enough of that soaked out of you. What I want is your commitment to your community and your country. I want your effort. I want the patriot blood that flows through you, to intermingle it with mine and that of millions of other America-loving folks just like us who have seen enough, heard enough, had enough.

That's what we're here for.

That's what you're here for, am I right?

So let's get to it, shall we?

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