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Resist Tyranny with a “Death by a Thousand Cuts” Guerrilla Strategy

Dave Hodges

October 13, 2013

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The federal government is lost to the people. It has been compromised and taken over by the bankers. America’s only hope is to hang on to any remnants of our collective civil liberties, for as long as we can, lies in confronting tyranny at the local level. Subsequently, any successful revolution against a tyrannical government will be won at the local level. Every community in the country is in dire need of local activist groups who are willing to take a stand against unconstitutional encroachments into their lives. And who will start and lead these activist groups? Look in the mirror, you are resistance the tyranny which threatens life on this planet.

Any successful resistance against the globalists will be the result of the guerrilla warfare which employs the strategy of death by a thousand cuts.

Freedoms Phoenix Is a Solid Example of Effective Activism

There is a group in Phoenix that is loosely referred to as Freedoms Phoenix, which was created and is operated by Ernie Hancock. I am fortunate enough to be able to occasionally attend their monthly meetings referred to as the Arizona Breakfast Club, in which critical issues and timely guests are presented to an audience of Phoenix area activists as they eat breakfast. From these associations developed through this organization, tyranny is being confronted on a daily basis.

Freedoms Phoenix and Ernie Hancock are the real deal when it comes to getting in the face of governmental tyranny. They exemplify what it means to be an activist and actively fight for individual liberties. I began my writing career with Ernie Hancock’s organization over seven years ago and I have not looked back since Ernie gave me my first break in the alternative media.

Freedoms Phoenix Helped to Save My Community

My rural community, located 20 miles north of suburban Phoenix, comprised of 2,000 people, faced the real possibility of losing our homes and our properties, without one dime of compensation being paid to the impacted home owners. The perpetrators of this attempted public theft of private property can be credited to the corrupt forces of John McCain and his globalist colleagues.

Freedoms Phoenix was instrumental in helping me to report on the abuses of the McCain group at the same time that we were being censored by the mainstream media. Freedoms Phoenix also played a critical role in helping my community to obtain legal representation at a time when McCain had the entire legal community in Arizona afraid to take our case. Today, nine years after the governmental abuse against my community commenced, we are still in our homes and we have held the globalist forces of John McCain at bay. Every community needs an organization like Freedoms Phoenix. There are some organizatiosn in this country like Freedoms Phoenix, such as We Are Change, which are effective. However, there are not nearly enough of these organizations as tyranny continues to swallow this country one bite at a time. 

Below is an example of the grass roots type of activism that Freedoms Phoenix advocates undertake on a daily basis.  

An Example of In-Your-Face Community Activism That the Globalists Hate

One of the most objectionable police state practices being carried out across America is photo radar. A number of these criminal organizations, such as Redflex and ATS have been caught up in bribery scandals, faulty equipment and outright fraud.

One of the more colorful people in the Freedoms Phoenix group is an activist named Shelton Obadiah (AKA 4409), who maintains a Youtube channel at Youtube.com/RP4409, which is a site devoted to stopping the nonsense that has become known as photo radar. Obadiah likes to embarrass communities which employ photo radar which is nothing more than a money making scam designed to separate people from their hard earned money by local governments. All too frequently, photo radar usage results in tickets being issued under fraudulent conditions, it takes time away from police patrol hours and undermines the respect that the public has for law enforcement.  

You might say that an issue like photo radar is trivial and I would say that you are dead wrong. Photo radar is an in-your-face big brother scheme designed to, not only rip you off financially, but to dehumanize you and subject you to the corrupt authority of a machine designed to control you and remind you that you are a prisoner of the state. Photo radar, drone surveillance, what is the difference? There is none, it is no different than the NSA spying on your emails and cell phone conversations.

Below is a video recorded on Obadiah’s cell phone from a confrontation he had last October with a photo radar operator and then a Scottsdale police officer.

The video shows Shelton walking up to a photo radar van and yelling at the man inside.

“You all making money, pirates,” Obadiah said on the video.

Moments later, the photo radar operator stepped out of the van.

“You out making money you (expletive)? Get a life dude. Get a life,” Obadiah said. “You (expletive) stealing from people using a scam van. You are a thief.”

A few minutes later, Scottsdale police officers arrive and there’s more discussion.

“You’re typical, being a (expletive) dude,” Obadiah told the officer.

According to the police report, Obadiah “stood in front of the van’s camera and blocked his view of oncoming cars” for about 10 minutes, and that is why he was arrested. The video shows the policeman is a liar and made an unconstitutional arrest. This Scottsdale police officer is clearly an example of a police officer who has been “federalized” by DHS because his behavior is thuggish as opposed to being a servant of the community like our police used to be. 

The driver of the scam van was actually fired by the Photo radar company ATS for getting out of the van and confronting Shelton. Shelton has been charged with disorderly conduct. I expect, however, that the charges will be dropped because his behavior does not meet the legal standards for disorderly conduct and the video clearly impeaches the officer’s arrest statement.

This is an issue about the First Amendment and the right of a citizen to verbally confront unconstitutional behavior. Shelton’s attorney Marc Victor stated, “You might not like his methods, might not like his language, might not like that he filmed it,” said Victor. “That’s fine. That’s what a free country is all about. It’s really going to be a sad day in America if a person like Shelton, expressing his political opinion, is found to be committing a criminal offense.”


Although a trial date in the case has not been set, it is clear that Shelton is not done making life uncomfortable for the traffic scam companies.


Does your community have an organization which actively confronts tyranny on a local level? If not, you might want to start such an organization.

 As you will see, being an effective activist is not hard, it just takes a little investment of time, the use of a cell phone and some intestinal fortitude. Here is Shelton’s confrontation with ATS and the Scottsdale police.


One organization like Freedoms Phoenix and an activist such as 4409, makes some difference to the depth of tyranny that we are willing to accept into our lives.

Some will say that Shelton’s behavior is crude and unacceptable. I say that this is the first cut and we have 999 cuts to go. A thousand like-minded organizations would make controlling the American people an impossible task for the central bankers. We must resist tyranny in the trenches where we find it in our daily lives.

Guerrilla units of three to four people could begin to carry the kind of activism we see here by 4409. If your cause is committed to the spirit of freedom, in opposition to central banker led tyranny, these freedom-based groups would grow exponentially.

Our generation has lost the war to the central bankers on an international and national level. America, there is no America, you are living in an occupied country. This fight will continue beyond our days on this earth and on into future generations. This is what we have reaped for our collective complacency. However, there is one compelling reason to keep on fighting.


Thomas Paine once said, “If there is to be trouble, let it be in my time, so my child will know peace.”  

This is what we are fighting for. We are not fighting for you to have more time to watch football or American Idol. Your future is sealed. Life as you know it will soon dramatically change forever. We are fighting so that our children will not live under a Stalinist or Mao type of regime. We should be teaching our children the tools that they will need in order to engage in the fight against tyranny. You brought your children into this world, it is up to you to fight for their future.

The brave people in the alternative media such as John Stadtmiller, Steve Quayle, Jeff Rense, John B. Wells, Doug and Joe Hagmann, Stan and Holly Deyo, Alex Jones, Jim Marrs, Dr. Jerome Corsi, Ernie Hancock, Julie Telgenhoff, Roger Landry, Michael Edwards and many, many other heroes, are giving your children a fighting chance and they are risking their lives to do it. For if we totally lose in this war against the central bankers, the above-mentioned people will disappear forever and your children will be condemned to a hellish nightmare. They are not risking their lives for you and your children so that you will continue to sit on your fat rumpus on the couch. They are doing so in order that you will join them in the cause of freedom and liberty.

As Ernie Hancock likes to ask, are you an activist or a “slacktivist” who is helplessly dependent upon the efforts of people in the alternative media?  FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. It is time to roll up your sleeves and get to work and stop depending on the labor of others to defend you, your children and their rights.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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  1. Grekko October 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I agree, I read a lot of everything the listed people write on the net, or have seen vids of them in action. Three cheers for those who have the time and are at home to pursue such well meaning and justified endeavors. I spent my time teaching my kids the Constitution and how it is abused today by the tricksters (politicians) and how the tricksters are owned outright by the bankers and other corporate interests (General Dynamics, Boeing, GE, etc). Once a year lately, they end up having a teacher in HS that they tell me talks like me. I’d say that is a big improvement from when I was a kid, where no teachers talked about liberty. Now it’s probably 1 in 7 teachers. If we dig deeper, it’s probably 2 or 3 in 7, as the others are just afraid to say what they believe. They are paid to teach the republicrat party line, so why rock the boat and possibly lose your high paying govt job. I don’t really blame them now, but I will hold them accountable for not speaking out should things go bad (all I have to do when things go bad is drive almost 700 miles to get home from work…I know, it sounds next to impossible without some serious violence along the way). Anyway, good words were written in this article, KUDOS! Keep fighting for the good cause.

  2. oot October 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Jim Garrow comes out from cover after being outed by the regime. He discusses the counter revolution and the murder of Breitbart, Hastings and Clancy. Infowars interview:

    Michael Savage sounds the alarm on the purging of more Generals and a possible offensive action by the regime, coming soon. He has a new big radio slot replacing Hannity in January.

  3. John Rambo October 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Listen carefully sheeple. “IT” is going to hit the fan real soon. If when enemy troops are coming down your street and it looks ‘similar to’ the Boston episode … if you don’t shoot back and fight, you WILL be killed, whether in a “camp” or right then, your wife WILL be raped and your kids WILL be traded off and of course all of your property has been promised as booty to the thugs as extra motivation.

    However … if you do shoot back and fight like an American, you probably WON’T die. Your wife probably WON’T get raped and your kids probably WON’T get traded off. So … are you going to stop shaving your chest hair and watching golf and start being a man ? If not you might as well start getting everything ready for the thugs. Oh and picture what it will look like on a large scale. If THEY can somehow muster a force of say … 1 million criminals who will violate the Constitution and a bunch of other laws including Gods laws to come after you … and there’s about 350 million of you, but let’s say dismissing the old the young the libtards etc., etc., we get down to about maybe 100 million ARMED Americans, and of those maybe 70 + million patriots or near patriots that = 70 to 1 against. Now visualize a huge parking lot. 70 armed criminals in black uniforms with badges that now mean zero, in a few armored vehicals, against 7,000 armed patriots. Imagine how homoish it would look if the 7,000 ran from the 70 !!!!!!!!!! IF such a thing happened the 7,000 would DESERVE what they ALLOWED the 70 to do to them and their families. Now shut the stupid game off and get ready !!!!

  4. lee b October 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    People are pretty much in the coward category. I have tried to get people in my town to just peacefully picket, but this is too much for them to handle. These people are going to get the
    kind of gov they deserve, but unfortunately, the real activists will get it even worse.

  5. Raider October 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    There’s only one thing that stops tyranny, and our forefathers understood this very clearly and they knew the price they would have to pay for freedom.

    There’s no other way. If everyone in America woke up today to the reality of the communist take over of America, they would still be faced with making the hard decisions like our forefathers had to in order to be free from oppression and tyranny.

    Tyrants actually love when people choose activism as a method of trying to be free because in the long run, it allows the tyrants to remain doing what they continue to do. At the most, activism just causes the tyrants to change their strategies here and there a bit. When you look at the last 20 years, you can see that tyranny in America has grown steadily regardless of activism by we the people.

    There’s only one way to deal with tyrants, and we all know that it’s “Death to Tyrants”

  6. John Rambo October 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Did you see article on Stevequayle about Obama wants to change The Constitution to a 2300 page bill ? Ya, and 200 of the pages no one can see, “cause of national security reasons !!!” Listen folks, this monkey’s been placed there to preside over the designed collapse of America. Secession is the ONLY answer. You WILL be fighting in the streets very soon. You might as well be fighting for a new country – one with safeguards to ensure this can’t happen again.

    All blacks browns muslims gays democrats men in womens bodies, ( eg., women doing mens jobs like representative judge police etc., ) anyone involved in GMO fluoride chem trails and all police and military who follow unlawful unconstitutional orders in The USA. All normal white Christian patriots in both : The Western States Of America, ( N. California, Oregon Washington Idaho W. Nevada, W. Montana, W. Wyoming, and W. Utah. ) and The Confederate States Of America, ( an enlarged 15 state version of the old south. ) This will almost, ” please all the people all the time !!!” We’ll get our modern version of Mayberry / 1950’s America and they’ll get their Funky Town / left wing progressive borderless Utopia. 🙂 Win win !!!

    Push this idea hard and fast.

  7. Han Solo October 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Death by a thousand cuts, the old fashioned way,

    Enjoy the symbolic nature; the republic burns, the walls are breached; time to ride.

  8. Beth Janelle October 12, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    The Tenth Amendment Center is another great group to get involved in. It gives the power back to the states where it belongs. http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com.
    The 10th Amendment:
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    “The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power as required by the Constitution.”

  9. Randy October 13, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Amen brother! I know that when SHTF, I’ll have boots at my door. We’re ALL on their lists, some higher than others, sheeple still don’t understand. Sad, we just had, Saturday, where there was a “problem” with EBT cards and in one article I read the woman was pissed at the govt for letting it happen. Seriously?! How about taking responsibilty for yourself and your children? The govt, let alone the world, owes you NOTHING! Just goes to show how the sheeple will turn in their neighbors for food when it all goes down. Just goes to show who won’t make it past a week when it all goes down. Just goes to show who sits there and does nothing to stop the tyranny happening.

    I have terminal cancer and kidney failure Dave, but I still manage to get to work and do my job even with the fatigue and pain. It would be very easy for me to just jump on the entitlement bandwagon, BUT I do NOT want govt controlling my life! I’d like to get out and do more to raise awareness, but my job is physical and drains me everyday. There have been times I’ve slept in my car at work only because I was to tired to drive home (hour away from home) and to save on gas. I feel I’m one of the few who is old school. My father (ex drill instructor in the Marines) gave me one hell of a work ethic. Having said that, with my condition, the best I can do is try talking to people about what’s happening and trying to open their eyes. Most scoff, a few I’ve woken from their slumber. Please keep going with what you’re doing Dave. It gives me the opportunity to forward or share your articles (because you do your homework) with others to see the FACTS. Thank you Dave for your commitment to your fellow Patriots!!

  10. Avi October 13, 2013 at 6:05 am

    ” … any successful revolution against a tyrannical government will be won at the local level”

    Yes, more than right … No other way ! Everyone must get involved, from shopping to the local farm until, well, whatever it takes. We must create our own reality outside the ‘Matrix’. That’s all is needed, and it is a fundamental need to be defended at all cost. By walking together on the same path, we can defeat everything, starve the oppressor from their power upon us. We must grow the roots of our own free world by helping one another on every level, locally. Don’t wait for the Messiah, not at the church, neither at the poll, nowhere !!! Great point, Dave !!

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  12. Camo Girl October 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Hawk on “Survive 2 Thrive” frequently quotes Alexander Solzhenitsyn:
    “At what exact point, then should one resist the communists? … How we burned in the prison camps later thinking: what would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if during periods of mass arrests people had simply not sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. … The Organs [police] would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers … and notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt.”

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  14. Black October 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    People completely misunderstand the Constitution, The Federal Government, and the way to use the Constitution to remain free.

    U.S. Constitution > Article I > Section 1 > Clause 1:

    “No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.”

    Here’s the FREEDOM part:

    “No State shall … pass any … Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts …”

    In other words, No State, nor the Federal Congress – because they are sent to the Federal Government by the States – can make a law that messes with a properly written contract.

    If the contract properly states, that it is the intent of the parties to the contract, that the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 1, Clause 1, especially the wording: “No State shall … pass any … Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts,” be applied in full force regarding this contract, then, no laws apply against the contract except those literally stated within the contract.

    This is what any of the members of Federal Government who understand this about the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 1, Clause 1, have done to get around anything in their Oath of Office that would apply to their operation of Government.

    It also means that any and all of the people of America and the world can go right past all the laws of the United States and the 50 States if they understand how to PROPERLY WRITE A CONTRACT to get right past ALL OF GOVERNMENT.

    Basically, what it means is that there has never been any enforceable law in America except that people agree with it. Why? Because ALL THE PEOPLE, have had all along, THE TOTAL AND COMPLETE RIGHT AND METHOD TO, contract right around Government, IF THEY SO DESIRE.

    In essence, our Government is a Government of non-Government.

    Question is, when the courts mess with you about your contract that uses the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 1, Clause 1 to give you the freedom that you want, are you going to sign a new contract with them by agreeing with them that they can mess with your contract? The new contract you make with them may override your original one, but it only will if you make it with them.

  15. Sue October 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Hey Randy, Cancer DOESN’T have to be a death sentence!! You are posting here, so you aren’t a lock-step establishment thinker– there are MANY ways to help heal. DON”T JUST GIVE IN OR GIVE UP! Use your fight to help yourself– we need you !
    Check out this book by Ty Bollinger, who has assembled most of the most effective alternate treatments for cancer — for many, there are no doctors required! DIY! Not DIE! (And/or these methods can be done alongside ‘modern medicine’ if need be… ) ‘Cancer– Think Outside The Box’.

    : http://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Outside-Ty-M-Bollinger/dp/0978806506/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381697666&sr=1-1&keywords=cancer+think+outside+the+box

    Also, there are clinics in Germany, Switzerland and Mexico staffed by real MDs that have an excellent ‘cure rate’ even on end-stage cases. Google ‘Mexican cancer clinics’ for a start.

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  17. bobd76 October 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    To John Rambo,
    I keep reading your posts and quite frankly I am getting sick of your nonsensical rhetoric. Our only hope as a country is in all of us uniting against those few people at the top of the pyramid that have taken control of the government. You are not being helpful by trying to alienate those that do not fit your narrow view of what a patriot is. Writing off women, half the population, and you better believe that trying to put women “back in their place” isn’t going to make you any friends among said group, is a huge mistake. Try to develop a worldview more suited to the 21st century than the dark ages, and maybe we can take some of your suggestions, at least the ones that are not totally deranged, a bit more seriously.


  18. Jarhead 0323 October 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Hit and run tactics, wage guerilla warfare, small unit tactics, sniper teams, demolition teams. Every powerful nation in history began with this type of warfare. I have fought this type of battle, it’s called attrition and is the only way to defeat a more powerful enemy. Remember this; all law enforcement have families, if they turn on us their families are fair game, if you lose a team member take down ten of theirs. Get serious, join a team, form a team or be a lone wolf but don’t capitulate under any circumstances. The only thing you have to fear is fear itself. We can and will defeat them.
    Semper Fidelis

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  20. Arizona October 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    IN THE MOVIES,someone always came to save the DAY,the army,superman,the lone ranger,BUT THIS TIME,americans will find out WHAT THE JEWS OF WW2 ,found out,NO ONE CAME TO SAVE THEM,till almost all of them had been killed,HERES AMERICAS PROBLEM,theres NO ONE,to come and save the day this time,EVERYONE,will stand back and watch,THE ELITE OF GOVERNMENT,have desided they don’t need america,DO YOU HEAR THAT???..THEY HAVE DESIDED “THEY DON’T NEED AMERICA ANY MORE”the people of america have RUINED THEIR PLANS ,to many times,their going to TRY TO WIPE AMERICA “OFF”THE MAP,not even the STUPID POLICE GANGS understand the END GAME,cause they will be killed too,THEY ARE JUST TO STUPID TO SEE THE WARNING SIGNS,and will help kill the very people who would have saved them,(thats called BITING THE HAND that feeds you)they aren’t that smart,SO NOW americans have a new problem,THE RETARD POLICE GANGS,…PLUS…all the foreign armies,the federal agents of government,and OUR OWN MILITARY,who are totaly brainwashed into believing the american people are their enemy,DON’T LEARN THIS THE HARD WAY,they believe OBOOZO not you,got that?THE US AIR FORCE just sprayed a virus all over america and everyones sick…thank you air force,everyones sick now,you gave them the FLU…assholes………

  21. Arizona October 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    DING,DING,DING,all the bells are ringing,DO ANY OF YOU HEAR THEM,there saying WAR IS UPOND YOU,your government DOESN’T care about you and YOUR BLINDED BY VOMIT VISION “BS”,wakeup now its time to open your eyes,OBOOZO JUST ANNOUCNED HES BRING A “NEW”.CONSTUTITION TO AMERICA,and you won’t like it,he throwing out the OLD ONE,and bring in a new one,ALL YOUR FREEDOM AND RIGHTS,are about to evaporate,NO MORE FREEDOM,just DICTATOR OBOOZO,no congress,senate,surpreme court,everything controled by him….THATS WHAT HITLER DID EXACTY,america is about to see a NAZI RERUN,oh what joy, right………………

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  23. jethro October 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

    so DHS was formed after the false flag 911.
    to do what? ”re-train” local cops to answer to a new master?

    is DHS the ”in plain sight” enemy?
    is it run out of the executive branch?
    are all senators and congress sold out to this plan as well?

  24. USMCre October 17, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Jarhead – elaborate

  25. USMCre October 17, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Study the French Resistance of WW2 to learn how to organize . Study strategies of ” Art of War ‘ Sun Tzu . No more then 6 to a group . 1 member start studying Communications – 1 basic medic – 1 weapons and explosives – 1 traps , pits , trip wires – 1 survivalist – 1 sniper

    Learn your enemies tactics , schedules , hangouts , habits . Do not get into a firefight — hit and run .

    Start getting in shape NOW

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