There are a lot of new folks joining the battle.
Some of us woke up years ago (Joey Gibson, Kelli Stewart / People’s Rights, ICWA). Some of us woke up as gun rights were stripped away (Hazardous Liberty). Some of us woke up just before or as the country was shutting down (moi). Some of us woke up as the election was stolen. Some of us woke up as the vax mandates hit.
Along the way, folks stand, folks become discouraged, folks experiment. A lot of signs are made and flags are waved and flyers handed out. Some fall in love with the fight, while others drift away.
What you can’t afford, what none of us can afford, is to be arrogant. The activist space is a very challenging world full of oppositional lawyers, legislators, journalists, antifa, and sheeple grocery store shoppers wondering why you’re blocking their path to Costco.
The activist world is not a fun place to be in unless you can make friends. Join us. Don’t fight with us.
Please don’t walk into this thinking you were the first person to wake up and have all the new ideas and are going to create something new.
The truth is that most of us were at this a long time before you decided “Enough is enough.” And I say that with all humility. The people I learn from and lean on the most were in this fight long before I discovered it in April 2020. Many understood years ago that Washington was slipping. I didn’t, because I was a Democrat – I supported its slip.
Once I did wake up, I went to other peoples’ rallies for months before attempting to organize anything of my own. I wanted to learn and understand the landscape before I expressed any opinions. Even then, I ruffled a few feathers. It wasn’t until early 2021 that I hit my stride organizing, and even now it seems I upset someone with each event.
Freedom people have strong wills and strong opinions. Do not enter this world of pioneers and pilgrims thinking a new Facebook group will be enough to revolutionize the battle. Do not think you are inventing something. Do not confuse “Follows” with effectiveness.
You are joining a silent battle. A battle that has been shadow banned, deplatformed, and demonized. A battle that doesn’t exist except as “alt right,” “anti-government,” or “anti-vax.” It never was any of those things, and our greatest heroes are not anything like their Wikipedia entries, but we must rediscover this reality for ourselves beyond the media Matrix.
You may not be aware others paved the way, because their path was obscured by lies. But look. Research. Get to know your people. Get to know your place. The truth may already be written, and the way forward already forged.
It may be that we were ready, but simply waiting for you.
And when you find us, please know that we are so happy to know you. Just…
Be happy to know us.