Wednesday, August 22, 2012
How do we fix it?
Many of you have been coming to this site long enough that you have watched this concept of III Arms and the Citadel evolve from mere kernels. The Citadel began as a solution to the question: How can we build a powerful Tribe that is as safe as possible during the coming Ruckus. III Arms was an answer to the question: How does a large, isolated Tribe feed itself and pay the bills.
Now is the time for big ideas. Yes, I want every single one of you to consider your personal best interests and plan for yourself and how you fit into what we are building. But I would also ask all of you to throw ideas in this thread for how we, as a Tribe in the mountains, in a closed city without Enemies of Liberty among us, how can we change the world?
Yes, that is a big question. In the last 2 months or so since this process began to gain traction, Holly and I have come to the understanding that the remainder of our lives will be spent doing everything we can to build the Citadel and establish revenue streams that will permit the Citadel to live long after we have returned to dust. Isn't this what many of us are thinking? Are we not trying to find a way to return the republic to her roots, morally and politically?
III Arms is a pragmatic industry given our circumstances. It is an industry that can employ many people and endure generationally. But on a larger philosophical scale, we Patriots who are helping to build III Arms are exercising our Natural Right to defend ourselves, and to provide the means to others to defend their lives and Liberty. That is far more than merely building a company so we can buy food.
The other day I had what I will label an epiphany: A Boarding School. One of the most effective ways the Enemies of Liberty continue to corrupt the morality and politics of our country is by capturing our children at a young age and indoctrinating them into young adulthood. If we in the Citadel teach our own children our own values, why can we not open our doors to Liberty-minded parents across the country who would like to have their children escape State-sponsored programming in a safe environment like the Citadel? Not only is such a venture a potentially massive revenue stream, on a bigger scale, in our own small way, we will be able to release properly-thinking young adults in the world to counter their dim-witted countrymen.
So, what other possible endeavors might we consider as "industries" for the Citadel? The requisites: Must generate revenue, and must benefit Liberty.
The more revenue streams we are able to secure that bring money into the Citadel from across the country, the safer and more stable the Citadel will become. If we can establish more than just a firearms company, we will have built redundancy into our lives. Should III Arms ever close, the town need not become a ghost town if it has other means of revenue.
With III Arms and a Boarding School, we would have two revenue streams that can support a large number of small entrepreneurial businesses.
Holly offered a summer camp idea to teach young teens skills and knowledge that was common for teens just a few generations ago. Teach them to shoot, hunt, fish, camp, and become more independent. We will certainly have a large number of adults in our walls who have such skills, and can teach those skills to more than simply their own children. If we can teach and release a few dozen or a few hundred teens each summer back into the world with such skills, we help to counter the "No dodge ball because the poor darlins may feel bad when they lose" programming of the idiot Left.
Obviously we can't change the whole world. But a few thousand III Patriots can make a dent.
If our goal is not only to live a better life for ourselves and our families, but to also do what we can for Liberty, please weigh-in.
This project will consume the rest of my life. I want it to count.
Posted by K at 8:49 PM