Should Preservationists Join The Military Reserves?

Should Preservationists Join The Military Reserves?
September 13, 2017 Admin

Greetings men-

The following article is by Europeancivilwar.com contributor Michael Gladius, and is on a topic that is very germane to the site’s focus.

Many of those of our mindset struggle with figuring out the best course to set in life, knowing the lands we most care about are facing anarchy and violence in the near future, and knowing those governments (in Western Europe at least) are deathly opposed to anyone questioning their radical policies and ideology, which are leading to that impending anarchy.

Mr. Gladius’s article- as well as the relevant story I link to below it- is a thought provoking treatise on one such possible path.

 

 

Why Preservationists Should Join The Military Reserves

by Michael Gladius

Not everybody can be an activist, especially on the right. The left-wing activists have more sponsors and wealthier sponsors than the right has, and they have been doing this for far longer. Right-wingers need to ask permission from the state to do anything, whereas left-wingers can act with impunity, protected by the police power of the government. Right-wingers need months to plan a rally, whereas leftist thrall-masters can summon a riot within hours. When it comes to virtually all conventional methods of power, the left holds a near-monopoly.

So what can the right do? There are already several successful activist groups, particularly Generation Identitaire and its various iterations, but for various reasons many patriots cannot get involved with these activist groups on a regular basis.

The answer lies in the army reserves. If European patriots joined the reserves en masse, the balance of power would shift dramatically in our favor.

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What are the reserves?

War is expensive, and standing armies are a massive drain on a nation’s resources. For peaceful nations, small nations, or poor nations these costs are prohibitive. Even bigger and wealthier countries would prefer to spend as little as possible on their militaries, unless they are at war. The reserves are a way to balance out the need for a large body of trained soldiers with the desire for a small, inexpensive army. When a man joins the reserves, he goes through basic training, same as a full-time soldier. When he finishes training, he returns to civilian life and is required to drill once a month. In time of war, he may be re-activated, and called up for duty. When this happens, he normally undergoes a period of a few months to refresh his skills before being deployed.

Switzerland is famous for mandating military training for its entire population (which I personally think should be copied across the West). Being a small, peaceful country, it has maintained a policy of iron neutrality for 500 years through this system. Other examples throughout history include the Spartans, Romans, Germans, Israelis, and Boers. The Israelis in 1948 and the Boers in 1899 are the most suitable for our scenario today. This will be the subject of a future article.

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Advantages of joining the reserves

In a military, there are combat units, auxiliary units, and a chain of command to ensure these are coordinated and organized. Basic training varies from country to country, but is generally no shorter than 3 months. Compare this to gun clubs and tactical schools in the United States and Europe, which normally only offer classes on weekends (many of them will, however, offer courses for law enforcement personnel on weekdays… hint hint). These basic skills are highly perishable, and require time and qualified teachers in order to be effectively ingrained.

Link one: https://masondixontactical.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/common-infantry-tasks-testing-the-level-234-requirements-applied-to-survivalists/

Link two: https://masondixontactical.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/common-infantry-tasks-testing-the-basic-requirements-applied-to-survivalists/

The first advantage of joining the reserves is that patriots do not have to quit their jobs to join. Once training is complete, reservists will return home, and pick up where they left off. It would be impractical for every European patriot to join the army full-time, but this is not the case with the reserves.

The second advantage of joining the reserves is legitimacy. It may seem odd to join the armies of the nation-states conspiring to replace us and our way of life, but the left has no qualms about milking the state for money and wielding its conventional power. Neither should we. If the right breaks away from the nation state, then we are only another gang in a lawless landscape. If the nation-state collapses, the gangs will survive, but so long as the state remains, the left will ensure that it hunts us down first. By joining the reserves, we will show our loyalty to our nations (if not the politicians running them), and be able to claim legitimate use of force against lawless Islamo-leftists. If we are reservists, then the state cannot declare war on itself without consuming itself and rendering itself irrelevant.

The third advantage of joining the reserves is the need for effective leadership. The right currently lacks a unified command structure, outside of activist groups. Contrary to common perception, the many activist groups on the left are not centrally controlled. Each is capable of independent action, while simultaneously having an efficient and effective communication network that allows collaboration and co-conspiracy. If one leftist group throws a protest, the others join in, even if their goals are only tangentially related.military 5

By joining the reserves, the right can organically develop command structures on a regional basis (i.e., among fellow reservists and police/fire volunteers in our hometowns). Having a decentralized, localized command structure like this will enhance our own legitimacy, while also allowing the scattered groups to come together for larger actions. These small, scattered groups will need to maintain connections to right-wing activist groups, in order to both inform and be informed of changes as they occur.

The fourth advantage of joining the reserves is that the state pays for it, not us. The left is bankrolled and sponsored by banks, the merchant class, large financial institutions, and taxpayer dollars. The right is not. By joining the reserves, we will be able to train and prepare at the state’s expense, and save our private funds for other projects. Plus, reservists’ pay/stipend can supplement the patriot’s income handsomely.

The last advantage of joining the reserves is that it can serve as a tool for cultural revival. From the beginning of time, men have always been the warriors. Womanhood happens automatically, manhood does not. Young men are usually more enthusiastic about fighting than the elders, and need rites of passage into manhood. The modern state of affairs does not offer anything to satisfy this need. We on the right must fill it in, day by day.

At a local level, reservists can offer fraternity to Europe’s young men. Even those who do not join the reserves due to age or infirmity can still help by hosting and mentoring these youth. Ideally, patriots would take turns hosting get-together’s for fellow reservists and their families, and nurture/emphasize the importance of patriarchy, family, tribe, and local culture (I would also highly recommend basing volunteer groups around Churches, as the Deacons for Defense were in the 1960s). This process will take time, and can’t be accelerated. Frequent gatherings are better than large gatherings, as is the case with all forms of training.

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Conclusion

When the war finally starts, those who are trained and have the keys to the armory will need to know each other, be organized, have an established chain of command, if we are to offer effective resistance against the legions of Islam. Like Germanic Hunns, or Boer Commandos, we will be dangerous, tribal brotherhoods. Activism may be the dress rehearsal for the fight to come, and help win the war on a mental and moral level, but joining the reserves will go a long ways in preparing the West’s patriots on the physical/organizational level for the more life and death tests that are to come.

 

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Note:

I think Michael perfectly lays out the positive reasons one would consider joining the military reserves as a nationalist in the West. Additionally interesting is the question of how such positives differ depending on the country in question.

For instance, joining the reserves or active armed forces in Hungary or Poland is a no-brainer- you would be fighting for Preservationist governments opposed to Western-suicide and fighting alongside like-minded brothers in arms.

In a country like the US or Denmark or Finland, you could probably think of yourself as attempting to play a ‘deciding vote’ type of role, where the nation in question is about 50% on the edge, and could fall apart like Sweden or France or could regain its footing.

Then, of course, there is the possibility of joining the reserves or armed forces in a place like the UK, or Belgium, or Sweden. This is another matter, as you would essentially be an undercover member of an anti-government resistance.

I think the potential power one could have in such a role is great, and as proof of that, we have only to look at the recent actions of the UK government….

I will finish with that story below (big thanks to Philip for linking to it).

It is from The Sun– and is a classically hyperbolic article dishonestly calling National Action “Neo-Nazi’s”- which is progressive code for “anyone who disagrees with us”.

Two British Soldiers are among three men charged with terrorism offences over their alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi hate mob National Action.

Alexander Deakin, 22, Mikko Vehvilainen, 32, and Mark Barrett, 24, are accused of being part of the prescribed organisation

Deakin, of Great Barr, Birmingham, is further charged with possessing documents useful for committing a terror attack.

He also allegedly incited racial hatred by posting National Action stickers over Aston University campus in Birmingham on July 9 last year.

Vehvilainen, of Sennybridge Camp in Brecon, Wales, is charged with having information useful in preparing a terror attack and possessing pepper spray.

He also allegedly posted comments on a website “intending thereby to stir up racial hatred”.
The three men will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Again, that is the disgusting bugmen at The Sun describe what happened.

And here is how Philip described it (or in other words, the translation from Suicidalist-speak):

Since your article matters have become even worse, yesterday three soldiers were charged with ‘terrorist’ offences. What were they?
1) Being members of proscribed organisation National Action. This organisation has never committed one act of violence and if it existed in the USA would not even come on the radar. It was primarily made up of anti-left students.
2) Posting insulting comments comments on a website which are I quote ‘threatening abusive and insulting intending to stir up racial hatred.’ I may have to stop posting here.
3) One of them had a can of pepper spray. Don’t laugh
4) Posting leaflets in a university. Really! Possessing documents that could be used for terrorism. What?

All this is freakish Orwellian speak. Welcome to modern day Britain.

 

As Michael wrote up above: “the state cannot declare war on itself without consuming itself and rendering itself irrelevant.” I think that a lot of regular native Brits will be viewing it in exactly that light, which should hopefully be a 4GW victory for our side, as unfortunate as it is for the men involved who will be going to prison- going to prison purely for their desire to keep Britain alive and free.

 

Comments (28)

  1. shadowman 2 months ago

    Very good article – sounds like an *excellent* idea!

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      Admin 2 months ago

      If I could go back I would have joined the military at age 18. Would have been a far better idea than college, in retrospect 🙂

      • Michael Gladius 2 months ago

        Don’t think you’re too late to the party. I’ve seen photos of 45-year old western men fighting ISIS, and they look like they could tear somebody’s head off without exerting themselves.

        Throughout history, 16-60 was eligible for the draft/militia duty. I would love to see police training in public schools (like driver’s ed), and every male go to boot camp the summer after he turns 18. Yeah, Switzerland! 😀

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          Admin 2 months ago

          I have met some pretty tough 40-somethings actually. There’s something about the adding of years that to some men I think almost makes them tougher. Like gnarled old trees or something.

  2. Michael Gladius 2 months ago

    The underlying message in my article is this: the state requires men who are trained to use violence in order to enforce its will. The police and military can only harass patriots if they have men and women willing to use force to enforce the decrees of their bosses. But what if we jumped on that gravy train, for the training and benefits?

    First, we’d outnumber them, and be equally, if not better, armed, trained, and organized. They’d be afraid to touch us. If they call for backup, we are that backup.

    Secondly, if the state collapses, we’ll have military order in our own communities to fill the void. It’d be a return to feudalism, with private, local, tribal militaries.

    Thirdly, the Islamists have a mix of trained and untrained warriors. Our warriors can beat their best, but we can’t pick that up at a weekend gun club class. It takes at least 3 months of dedicated, 24/7 training to become truly good at this. Remember, all warrior castes started at the age of 7.

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      Admin 2 months ago

      I think one can see the dynamic at play to some extent in the rural US, not in terms of military service but just in the fact that the vast majority of citizens are Occidental Americans with extensive experience with firearms/hunting/etc. You can visibly see the uncertainly it inspires in liberal politicians. Even just the ‘…carry a big stick’ side of it is useful.

  3. dashui 2 months ago

    The US also has the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol , it’s members are civilian employees of the military. The gov will give you all sorts of free training, and you can actually deploy on a coast guard cutter doing whatever, if that’s your thing.

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      Admin 2 months ago

      Do they still have the Merchant Marine? My man Robert Kiyosaki went to the Merchant Marine Academy instead of college back in the late 60’s, got a starting salary of 150k captaining ships. I don’t think they have it anymore though. But yes I have heard very good things about the Coast Guard.

      • dashui 2 months ago

        There’s still a merchant marine, in fact trs radio has salty seaman who works as a mm. My neighbor is retired from the mm.

        https://www.usmma.edu

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          Admin 2 months ago

          Interesting. Those pictures on the site look pretty SWPLy. I had no idea it still existed although I guess that makes sense. I wonder how the starting salaries compare to back then.

          I think it would sure beat the heck out of regular four year universities any day though…

  4. Philip 2 months ago

    ‘Western Spring,’ mentioned in comments section of previous article, has previously run ‘Leadership’ courses for young aspirational people (I don’t know if it still does.) This came to attention of the fake news media regimes and an undercover reporter was despatched to expose all these goose-stepping young neo-Nazis. Of course none were found but a contrived story and documentary was put out nevertheless. Why waste an opportunity to fabricate a lie when you know you have the State behind you backing every falsehood.

    Every way in which the State resources can be utilised to further our aims should be grasped, and the article is instructive in this respect. But it will also require a subtle approach otherwise you could end up facing a litany of sham charges. The more you read the spurious charges facing the British soldiers the more shameful it becomes. The main problem with the identitarian right is that it is atomized in and does not gather en bloc that well, unlike the Left whose agitators appear out of nowhere and seemingly at a moment’s notice. As stated in the article, every nation is a different historical construct so what works for one may not work for another. What we should ultimately aim for is own universal media outlets (tv, radio channels, newspapers) a formidable Herculean ask in the current political climate when there is not one Western government sympathetic to our survival and it also costs mega money. The way forward will be along haul and it seems at the moment only for the brave.

    • Michael Gladius 2 months ago

      I agree that the Identitaires have the right idea, especially when it comes to winning the war of emotional imagery (as much as I hate that term). But that costs money, and joining the reserves will ameliorate that.

      The 3 soldiers were issued sham charges, that is true. But what if there were 300, instead of 3? Or even 30, who all lived in the same town, had 5-7 children apiece, and went to the pub on Wednesday nights to talk trash and occasionally brought their sons in with them? When the Islamists riot, who are the left going to call to suppress the violence, if not them? They can’t arrest them all, nor can they take away their training. As for the smear campaign, what would it look like if the government-press decided to expose… themselves? They own the reserves, so they’re responsible. Privately owned leadership/tactical schools are easier to do this to.

      Plus, who do you think is better-prepared? The militia fanboy who went to a whopping 2 weekend classes this year, or the guy who spent 4-6 months training in boot camp? Even if the skills taught are the same, the amount of time spent practicing them matters.

      Activism is a full-time job, just like soldiering. For the masses, being a part-time activist is no different from being a part-time soldier (i.e., a reservist). It’s feasible, and frankly needed.

      • Philip 2 months ago

        I don’t disagree with anything you have said but how to do it practice. The three soldiers were undoubtedly ‘shopped’ just like a similar group recently in the German military were ‘exposed.’ It is probably easier in the US where there is a history of State militias to gather large groups of like-minded individuals together. In Europe the last militias to have an effect on government policy were the ‘Freikorps.’ As soon as the governments of Western Europe get a sniff of dissent from the natives in go the fifth columnists to break it up. The number of activist and political groups undermined this way is quite extensive and sometimes even make the lugenpresse, but years later of course when that group has been dissolved. In Britain identitarians are atomized and tend to gather like the ‘Lollards’ in out of the way locations. This may sound a negative response but its a slow burn to gather miltary activists groups together and there is the constant fear that any moment the State’s agents will put out the fuse.

  5. SteveRogers42 2 months ago

    The signing bonuses, benefits, and college money are also hefty inducements for young men in the Reserves or National Guard. On top of everything else mentioned above, the State will pay you to get the training that will be needed in the future.

    Pro tip: The YT’s are heavily concentrated in the combat arms branches. The closer you get to the tip of the spear, the paler and maler your surroundings will become. A Special Operations or aviation unit, whether in the Regulars, Reserves, or NG, will look like a Viking family reunion…

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      Admin 2 months ago

      Hey Steve- what does YT stand for? I got the point with the Viking family reunion reference but the actual acronym stumped me yet again lol..

      • SteveRogers42 2 months ago

        My career as a stand-up comic is DOA.

        “YT” = “whitey”.

        (Put your hands together, folks! I’ll be in town all week! Don’t forget to tip your waitress!)

        Regarding the Viking thing — here’s a photo of SEAL Team 3 in the ‘Stan:

        http://military66.com/img/2016/01/Seal-team-3-in-Afghanistan-.jpg

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          Admin 2 months ago

          Lol nah it makes sense now. I’m just slow on the uptake.

  6. G 2 months ago

    If any of you guys know Veterans of combat arms in the various countries in Europe where you are from, get to know them, for they are going to be the ones to be around when the fun and rein deer games begin.

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      Admin 2 months ago

      Much agreed G.

      Especially in some parts of Europe, where teh difference between a man with combat experience and your ‘average’ man is night and day.

  7. SteveRogers42 2 months ago

    Along this same line, it just occurred to me that many smaller Sheriff’s Departments have Reserve Deputy positions. If the military life is unappealing, this level of police work might be an attractive option. Reserve Deputies are put through a state training academy and receive reserve commissions. They are commonly used to fill in for a short-staffed department when Deputies are out sick or on vacation, and they are a definite springboard into full-time fully-commissioned police work.

    Most of the advantages would be the same as mentioned in Gladius’ article regarding the military reserves. In addition, one would be getting an inside look at local police policies and procedures, which would be useful information to have. Police training in the fields of firearms and “defensive tactics” is neither “realistic nor regularly reinforced” (despite Supreme Court holdings requiring exactly that), but it is perhaps better than nothing, and you will be getting paid to obtain it.

    Even if no ECW scenario materializes, RealAmericans in the military or police reserves will at least be in a position to be part of a Long March Back Through The Institutions, in order to reclaim them the same way the Cultural Marxists took them away from us.

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      Admin 2 months ago

      Excellent point Steve.

      Actually despite law enforcement needing to carry out the dictates of the globalist traitors running most Western countries, I have encouraged many, many young men in that direction. It is one of the few jobs that exist that is based on masculine skillsets. Some of these white collars jobs have no connection to human skills let alone male skills, which is just depressing. Policeman on the other hand is to a great extent based not just on the skills and attribute that makes us human, but on the tactical masculine virtues specifically.

      • Michael Gladius 2 months ago

        I agree completely. Keep in mind the differences between police and military science, though:

        Police consider de-escalation as the ideal victory. Military sees forcing an enemy to surrender/submit as the ideal victory.
        Police marksmanship has to be laser-precise, to avoid collateral damage. Military don’t have that problem in a warzone, and only need to worry about friendly fire.
        Police worry about crowd control and apprehending suspects. Military doesn’t.

        I think that police training is more appropriate for civilian life than military training is, and I would definitely recommend learning both. Police training in high school, military training post-graduation. ^ ^

  8. Dashui 2 months ago

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_defense_force

    Something I was vaguely aware of, about half of states have this, some provide weapons training.

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      Admin 2 months ago

      Hmm, interesting. I had never heard of that either.

      Honestly if things do get bad here in America I think the best case scenario would be individual states or collections of states seceding, which would have to be based on strong groups of national guard (or the above I guess).

      Have you ever seen the movie The Second Civil War with Beau Bridges? If you haven’t you have to look it up man you’d love it. I have been meaning to write a review of it for CC for like six months now but haven’t done so yet..

  9. SteveRogers42 1 month ago

    This looks fun:

    https://appleseedinfo.org/

    • Author
      Admin 1 month ago

      That is extremely cool. Definitely on the right track I would say 🙂 I need to go to one of those…

      • Michael Gladius 1 month ago

        Project Appleseed is great for the fundamentals on a bench/square range. This is the basis of everything else in shooting, followed by introducing variables (3-gun, sporting clays, etc.), and then actual small-unit tactics (SUT). Lots of rifle ranges are starting to offer stage 2, but only a few offer stage 3, for any number of reasons. This one, though, is excellent: maxvelocitytactical.com

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