WHAT DOES FREEDOM FORCE DO?
The best way to understand the operation of Freedom Force is to think of how the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) functions. It is an influential network whose members accomplish change, not by attempting to mobilize the masses on behalf of specific issues, but by having members implement its ideology and general goals within the power centers of society, which they influence or control.
The ideology of the CFR is collectivism. Collectivists advocate controlled elections, controlled media, controlled education, the elimination of free speech, disarmament of the population, fiat money, a cartelized health-care system, military imperialism, and global government.
The ideology of Freedom Force is individualism, the opposite of collectivism at every point. Individualists advocate honest elections, a competitive media, an educational system responsive to parents, encouragement of free speech, a well-armed citizenry, sound money, freedom-of-choice in health care, a non-interventionist foreign policy, and national sovereignty.
The CFR is achieving its goals because it has acquired control over the power centers of society. We have just begun to take them back. When we do, freedom will be restored, and our goals will be achieved. That’s it in a nutshell.
Freedom Force sponsors activities and programs that relate to these goals. We call them “projects,” and they are listed on the right side of this page.
16 ACTIVITIES FOR MEMBERS
Recently, we received a note from a new member who said he was glad to be with us and then asked: “Are we supposed to be doing something?”
That caused quite a laugh, but it was a serious question and it brought home the fact that our web site needed some work. Although there were scattered references to things that members should and should not be doing, this question made us realize the need for specific suggestions all in one place; so we have added the following list of sixteen activities for members.
1. The general answer is found in the first paragraph of our Code of Conduct: “The first order is: don’t wait for orders. Freedom Force is not pyramidal but holographic in structure. Therefore, instead of waiting for instructions from a monolithic directorate, become self-directed. Join with others when that is advantageous, but also don’t be afraid to duplicate and parallel their efforts. Experiment. Make mistakes. Find a better way. As long as your activities are consistent with The Creed of Freedom, and this Code of Conduct, the effort will be constructive. What may seem like chaos at first actually is the ferment of creativity and competition. It ultimately will far surpass the output of bureaucratic and dogmatic control from the top and it will allow the movement to spread rapidly into virtually any culture and any part of the world.”
2. Forward Unfiltered News to your non-subscribing friends. (Here is a link to the current edition: Each time, attach a personal note urging them to take a free subscription. Just imagine the impact of a million people reading Unfiltered News each week.
3. Give Libertatems as birthday, graduation, and Christmas gifts. They can be obtained at http://www.realityzone.com/libertatems.html. Include copies of The Chasm so they’ll understand the symbolism. Download that Here.
4. Lend or give books, CDs, and DVDs to friends. The Reality Zone is loaded with good choices at www.realityzone.com. An excellent place to start is with Project Red Pill (See a description here. )
5. In addition to distributing DVDs, offer to show Project Red Pill programs or any others from The Reality Zone to groups. Develop a short introductory speech and be prepared to answer questions about Project Red Pill and Freedom Force. Let it be known that these programs are provided as a public service by members of Freedom Force. You will need to purchase or borrow a video projector and screen. If that is a hardship, ask others to cover the cost if you do the work.
6. Call in on talk shows. Show the connection between current events and the underlying system of collectivism. Mention Freedom Force.
7. Write letters to editors. Connect current issues to collectivism. Mention Freedom Force.
8. Write reviews for Amazon and Barnes & Noble web sites for any books or videos in which you have an interest. Show a connection to collectivism.
9. If you have a web site, add the Freedom Force and Reality Zone banners with active links. Also, these can be added to the end of all your emails. Here are the images with links to their respective sites:
10. Visit elected representatives at all levels of government, especially if they lean toward individualism. Talk about ideology as much as issues.
11. Visit editors of local publications and media outlets. Do not offer yourself as an official spokesman for Freedom Force but as an enthusiastic member, a contact for reliable information, and a conduit to headquarters.
12. Run for the central committee and/or become a convention delegate of the political party of your choice. Persuade others of like mind to join you. Alone, you may not be able to accomplish much, but there is great strength in numbers.
13. Seek out those who support Freedom Force ideology. Offer them a membership. If not successful at first, provide more reading materials, CDs, and DVDs. Follow up. Our battles cannot be won without an army. Recruit. Recruit. Recruit.
14. If there is no chapter in your area, get together with the nearest members, choose a chapter organizer, help bring together or recruit at least five others, choose a chapter president, and form a chapter. The Chapter-Formation Kit can be downloaded here.
15. Run for office – any government position that would benefit from your leadership. Before doing so, make sure you have commitments from enough volunteers, fund raisers, and donors to conduct an effective campaign. If you don’t win the first time, learn from your mistakes and try again next time. If you don’t feel qualified to campaign or hold office, find someone who is and convince them to run instead – but make sure they are firmly committed to the principles expressed in The Creed of Freedom. Membership in Freedom Force is an excellent test of that commitment. One office at a time, recapturing the power centers of government away from collectivists and putting them into the hands of individualists is the only way in which freedom will be restored.
16. This final activity will sound extreme to those who are living in denial about the possibility of martial law and a breakdown in basic community services, including police protection. If you think such an event is not possible, read no further. On the other hand, if you would like to take steps to survive such an event if it should occur, here is what you can do.
Encourage the formation of neighborhood security groups to protect your homes and families against possible homegrown terrorists and criminals. This may become especially important in the event of a breakdown of food and water delivery systems. Under such circumstances, we may not be able to rely on local law enforcement, and it could be very important to have a close relationship with our neighbors. This is not to be confused with the formation of militias, which, traditionally, are directed by leaders of local governments and which may be deployed for military purposes of the state. By comparison, these groups are strictly for personal and family defense.
The simplest structure would be to elect a group Captain to handle organizational and communication matters and a group Marshal to organize and train members in matters of physical defense. Preferably, this would be someone with military or police experience. If none are available, local police departments may be able to provide basic instruction.
The creation of such groups is not part of the Freedom Force program. Nevertheless, members and supporters could participate in such an activity, not only for their own security in times of anarchy, but to prevent these groups from being subverted by personal or political agendas.
Would such groups be prepared to take the law into their own hands? Of course. That's the whole idea, but only as a last resort in the tradition of those comic book heroes, Superman and Batman who always take enforcement of the law into their own hands when police or military are unable to do the job. They never use force for their own agendas. Of course, they are merely comic book characters, but real life occasionally is like that, too; and, unfortunately, we may soon be faced with defending ourselves or having no defense at all.
By dictionary definition, community organizations for self-defense could be called vigilante groups. That word clearly has a negative overtone because it conjurs up images of wild-West posses and cattle thieves being hung without due process of law. Of course, that really did happen on the American frontier in the 1800s, but there is much more to it than that.
For thousands of years there have been bad vigilantes and good ones, but most have been high minded and are recorded in history as heroes. Today, in the comfort of our living rooms in peaceful and well guarded communities, it is easy to condemn private self defense groups, but those who previously had no benefit of government protection and who lived in daily fear of theft, rape, and murder have no such misgivings about the local responders who finally drove out the criminals.
Vigilantes always have been a last resort because they are far from the ideal means of preserving domestic tranquility. Usually they lack a charter or constitution to restrain their actions. In some cases, they are formed all-too quickly for the purpose of instant retribution. They are like mini democracies without restraint on their actions. Consequently, individual rights are not protected against the passion of majority rule. (See Republics vs. Democracies, p. 11, The Chasm at: www.freedom-force.org/pdf/futurecalling1.pdf.) We hope, therefore, that each neighborhood security group will establish a code of conduct that incorporates the same restrictions that we would want on the actions of our police and military. In addition, it is important to remember that the Freedom Force Creed of Freedom prohibits the use of violence except in the defense of our lives, liberty, or property. It may never be used aggressively. The goal is to protect, nothing more.
To be clear about the legal and ethical issues relating to these groups, read the definitions and brief history of vigilantes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigilante.
Of special interest is this summary of the Vigilante Committees of Montana that tells how an elected Sheriff was hunted down, tried, found guilty, and hung for being the ringleader of the community's worst criminals: http://libertariannation.org/a/f72h2.html.
Additional information about vigilantes in the Western Frontier can be found at: www.legendsofamerica.com/we-vigilantelist.html.
There is much more that needs to be done, but these 16 steps are a good start. Let’s get to work.
Updated 2009 November 5