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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #246

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #246. Welcome to Hope for Survival. Christmas is almost here and the sanity amongst shoppers is off the charts. I also know the need for donations and support to children needing outside support to have a Christmas is off the charts this year. It's even sadder to see the number of single mothers who are in need of donations to pay rent and utilities this month. The call for help from private donors, church organizations, and local law enforcement Christmas for children programs is very high.

I hope you get to have a warm place to stay, a meal or two with family and friends, at some point this holiday season. It has been a long year for many, and my prayer is everyone can find a place for some peace and joy going through the weekend. Surround yourself with positive minded people. It does make a difference.

Ms. Lucy has departed for the holiday season, and I will catch up to her on Saturday in Virginia I do believe. We have three homes and locations to visit over a few days so let the fun begin. Did I tell you how much I love to drive? Hopefully I can get all my Santa stuff accomplished before leaving town Friday evening. Ms. Lucy left our house on Sunday with trays of fudge, cookies, marshmallow treats, and peppermint patties. I know she will save me one, right?

This will be the last newsletter before Christmas, so I want to thank each of you for a wonderful 2023 that was full of challenges, personal preparedness growth for many, good gardens and vegetables put away for later, and blossoming friendships for many. We also lost a few Hope for Survival Patriot during the year and my prayers for peace be in their homes this holiday season. Just remember the true meaning of the season.

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Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay. When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope.

Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...

Thoughts for the week -

More and more voices are noticing and speaking out to the apparent effort to shut down free speech and the continued race bating taking place across America. I was once asked by a black male who I highly respect "do your white people tell black jokes when you are together privately?" My answer was "of course not, do you?" He seemed very shocked and then said yes. You see, I see what is going on from A to Z but before I open my mouth my ears smack me in the mouth and tell me to shut up. But, when I watch a young white child cornered and beaten nearly to death by 35 to 50 black cowards, my blood boils and I know the court system will do nothing. I'm sure at some juncture before the scabs vanish from the kids face, he will be told it was his fault because of the color of his skin. That is not acceptable.

This takes me back to an excellent article written by one of my favorite podcasters who is also on the Blaze, Steve Deace, and the article he authored a couple years ago. I would ask you to read this article and give this some deep thought because it still holds a lot of truth and maybe even more today, then in August of 2021. We have a huge problem, and it is getting worse. We better embrace the suck now and deal with it or else the long-term outcome will not be what we want to see. Our nation needs to immediately conduct a heart-to-heart discussion with our federal and state leaders to address the problem and provide solutions, now. Not the typical political party message. This is not a conversation about race. It is a conversation about laws, justice systems compliance with the laws, and elected officials complying with the laws and enforcement of the laws. The survival of our children, schools, streets and neighborhoods must be addressed immediately or else.

Making John Brown great again

By Steve Deace - The Blaze

AUGUST 25, 2021

"I hear the train a-comin'; it's rollin' round the bend …" —Johnny Cash

It was almost a decade ago that I had dinner at a suburban Des Moines sports bar with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was running for president at the time. He wanted my lay of the land in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, but I couldn't resist widening the conversation beyond that with one of the few politicians whose intellect I actually respect.

So, we expanded our horizons to perhaps the only subject Gingrich loves more than politics — history.

"This is the most divided this country has been culturally since the 1850s," I remember Gingrich saying, "And you know what that set the stage for."

Gingrich went on to say he thought the only way out of such a zero-sum game was for power to be taken out of Washington, D.C., and given back to the people. I shared with him that I thought it was "(spiritual) revival or bust" for the West in general, not just America, and that has become a consistent mantra on my show these past few years.

That dinner was a decade ago. Before we knew what Covidstan was. Before we left Americans behind in Afghanistan. Before we debated whether to let our children mutilate themselves and call mental illness like gender dysphoria public policy. Before drag queen story time for the kiddos became a "blessing of liberty." Before we paid people more money not to work. Before "defund the police" but let domestic terrorists declare whole blocks of a major U.S. city as now "Chaz."

The birth pangs are coming faster now and more severe. The stuff the Tea Party rallied against a decade ago almost seems trite now, and needless to say, that is not good.

A decade later, we are on the brink as a people. We are desperate to create a two-tiered society, with those who are comrades in good standing with the Spirit of the Age pitted against those who still desire on some level to think for themselves. Mark my words: If permitted, that fault line will make even the most bitterly partisan Republican-Democrat tribalisms look like a pillow fight.

The instruments of that division may be called critical racist theory (my name for it), masked or unmasked, or vaccinated or unvaccinated, etc. — but the end result is the same, for they're all driven by the same zealotry: the compulsion, based on self-righteous superiority, to use the coercive force of government to impose upon (if not outright trample) the God-given rights of others. The pursuit of happiness has become passé, while the pursuit of power and control is what all the cool kids are doing these days.

In the meantime, while the Spirit of the Age metastasizes like the malignant tumor it is to corrupt every last cell of American exceptionalism, what's left of traditional America is growing increasingly desperate. Whether it's the proliferation of COVID rules for thee but not for me; teachers' unions openly showing they hate the children they're trusted to educate; an unprecedented border crisis; a return to pre-Reagan-era soft-on-crime sophistry; mounting skepticism regarding the integrity of elections; skyrocketing debt and inflation; or now demands to use us as lab rats for the injection of experimental tech over a virus slightly more deadly than diabetes, traditional America is facing unsustainable taxation (both monetarily and morally) without representation.

With tragically few exceptions we can count before exhausting our fingers and toes, the Republican Party either isn't interested in or is incapable of being an effective, peaceable weapon to be wielded on behalf of what's left of America. Whether it's Lindsey Graham types pimping Forever War or Kristi Noems who are down with the tyranny provided it's a "private business" doing the state's dirty work for it, a growing multitude of Americans are coming to a painful realization.

We are on our own. The cavalry isn't coming.

Republicans will likely do very well next year in the midterms, but mostly because people have nowhere else to go in response to another reminder that Democrats, well, suck. It's not that Republicans have collectively earned such confidence, let alone inspired it. Let's face it, too often you vote Republican in a last-ditch attempt to slow down Democratic decay just enough to catch your breath. Not because you believe Republicans will collectively go on offense on your behalf.

This is not a sustainable paradigm for any civilization. Eventually the center cannot hold. Eventually the levee breaks. Eventually, once the system makes it clear it has no plans to seriously confront injustice regardless of how you vote or who wins, the stage will be set for unconventional means of social change to emerge.

Which brings us back to Gingrich's comparisons to the 1850s.

Slavery was an injustice that threatened the cohesion of the Union from the beginning. The original draft of the Declaration of Independence was going to confront the evils of slavery head-on, until two Southern colonies threatened to reject it if the language wasn't removed. However, the constitutional republic those 13 colonies forged would eventually set the stage for slavery's undoing.

As America began its ascent in the mid-19th century in search of manifest destiny, politicians attempted to stave off the existential debate over slavery by enacting a series of "compromises." These weren't compromises so much as compartmentalizations; after all, how can you compromise on whether a human being is actually a human being? That's a yes or no, with no nuance. But there was lots of money to be made in this booming country, so the contentious slavery debate was compartmentalized in a such a way as to avoid getting in the way of the pursuit of wealth.

Until gold was discovered in California.

The California gold rush provided motivation for importing hundreds of slaves into the new economy out West, despite the fact that California was supposedly admitted to the Union as a free state. This ambiguity, which went unconfronted by the elites who were enriching themselves and couldn't be bothered, set the stage for an even bigger betrayal to come — Bleeding Kansas.

After the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which allowed states to vote by "popular sovereignty" as to whether they would treat people with a different skin color as subhuman, the territory descended into chaotic violence as rival guerrilla groups — both pro-slavery and pro-abolition forces — quite literally went to war. One of the leading figures to emerge from this period was a man named John Brown.

A devoutly religious man, Brown vowed that "here before God I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery." And much like Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the 20th century, a minister who saw no other way out of the evils of Nazism except to take part in the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler, once Brown saw pro-slavery forces deploy a violent attack that became known as the "Sack of Lawrence," he also decided to literally fight fire with fire.

Nature abhors a vacuum. And with the system either incapable of or uninterested in finally confronting the stain on our civilization that was slavery, it was just a matter of time before someone like John Brown stepped in to fill the void. At first, Brown was seen as a potentially righteous instrument. He befriended Harriet Tubman and was acquainted with Frederick Douglass. Brown was leading raids to free slaves. He was considered a bit of an avenging angel, or even a dark knight.

Then came his infamous raid on Harper's Ferry. The first casualty was ironically a free black man who refused Brown's orders, the very kind of person Brown was supposedly fighting for, and for it he was shot in the back. By the time the attempted raid was foiled by then-Col. Robert E. Lee and the Marines on orders directly from the president of the United States, there were numerous casualties, including Brown's youngest son.

Brown was eventually tried and convicted of treason, for which he was hanged.

His grave in New York State is a National Historic Landmark, despite his treason conviction. His final speech went viral at the time and was said to have galvanized northern abolitionists. In it, Brown cited the Bible's call to defend the downtrodden as justification for his mission, scolded the assembly that if he had done these things on behalf of the "rich, powerful ... the so-called Great" society would have praised him for it, and even said, "I desired to have done the same thing again on a much larger scale" in order to free slaves.

It is important to relive this history, not to re-litigate Brown's methods, especially in light of the fact that 750,000 Americans lost their lives on the battlefield during the Civil War settling this matter, but to understand how the stage is set in a free and prosperous society for such reckless vigilantism to find an audience.

Decade after decade, the political process could have righted the wrong of slavery peaceably, but it chose expedience and instant gratification instead. And then when the system no longer would live up to even its immoral compromises, it became clear to those Americans then that they were on their own, too. The cavalry wasn't coming, unless it was coming for them.

In the history of this fallen world, there has never been a peaceful transfer of property and liberty on a mass scale within a culture, and there never will be. There won't be one on this North American land mass, either, if it sadly comes to that, as it has before. I pray it doesn't again, because I happen to enjoy living here. I happen to enjoy the mindless and shallow fun, entertainment, and convenience we're afforded here. I'd really like to pass on that whole American dream thing to my children. I'm very blessed to be a spoiled American. I doubt I'm alone.

However, the ballad of John Brown is a cautionary tale that reminds that us our sins have a way of finding us out. That we can only kick the can down the road for so long until we come to a dead end. And that when the powers that be go from powerless to stop injustice to actively promoting it, sooner or later a presence will arise from elsewhere to take that power back.

Our Founders gave us a political process to avoid John Brown moments. That we would fight it out at the ballot box instead of in the streets. But for that process to sustain us, the growing number of betrayed Americans need representation within that process that actually and actively fights for them when empowered for a change.

Absent that for too long, and John Browns are eventually born.

Next ......

The Total Cuckery of U.S. Citizenry




DECEMBER 19, 2023

I’m done. I’ve had a bellyful of this insanity. IT’S GOING TO GET BLOODY. That’s an observation, not a threat. I’m done with bleeding heart liberal, Communist, progressive cucks who cannot or refuse to see what’s happening right in front of them. If you are in support of the cognitively impaired criminal in the White House and his cabal of criminals, including and especially that Cuban national, Communist-advocate cueball Alejandro “Ali” Mayorkas, YOU are a BIG part of the problem.

I have NO desire to be your friend. I have NO desire to coexist with you. It is because of you and those like you who have sentenced my children and their children to a life of servitude, perversity, poverty, and slavery. You are my enemy. You are a traitor to our nation. I don’t give a tinker’s damn if you have a “D” or “R” after your name; you’ve pushed true, patriotic Americans to their limits for your personal gain. Worse, we let you. But I suspect that’s all about to change. “Beware the wrath of a patient man.”

Elections have consequences. To paraphrase Steve Bannon, stolen elections have catastrophic consequences. If you think the 2020 election was fair and Biden really did win, you’re an imbecile. If you believe that there was no fraud in the 2022 election, you’re a moron. If you think the upcoming 2024 election will be fair, you’re a lost cause.

If your steady diet of information consists of cable TV news and the corporate print media, you are not merely uninformed but willingly misinformed. If you choose not to research current and historical events using reliable alternative sources, you deserve your upcoming servitude. If you choose to comply with yet another round of unconstitutional and nonsensical mandates such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders, then you are a brainwashed cuckhold. Resistance and non-compliance is the only answer. We must no longer tolerate the intolerable.

Consider the invasion of America. It’s the modern-day equivalent of the 1984 movie Red Dawn, without the parachutes, but at the invitation of an illegitimate, unelected regime facilitated by Communist organizations operating as charitable NGOs. EVERY such person and entity involved in the intake process of the criminal border crossers MUST be identified and prosecuted. EVERY federal official, state governor, state official, county official – everyone down to the drivers of the busses must be held to account by “WE, THE PEOPLE.”

I’m with Owen, who spent 47 days in federal prison as a political prisoner of Joseph Robinette Biden and the cuckold RINOs who are destroying our nation. We all owe Owen a debt of gratitude for having the balls to stand up and speak out. We ALL need to do this so we can avert bloodshed. WATCH:The Total Cuckery of U.S. Citizenry – Hagmann P.I. (

(Scroll down to the video by Owen Shroyer)

Stay safe.

Preparedness News -

From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - Living Off the Grid with No Money: Can You Do It? - Survival Sullivan - I know no stats are available but I would be curious to know how many preppers make the jump to go off grid full time and it doesn't work out.

2. From Fabian Ommar - M4S Mind for Survival - Sourcing Water in an Emergency - Mind4Survival - Good information and read.

3. From Steve Nubie - Homestead Survival Site - How People Got The Most Out Of Their Food During The Great Depression ( - Effective food planning and management is a key to surviving long term, I do believe.

4. Bethanie Kim - Survival Mom - How to Prepare for Mental Health Challenges in Emergencies - The Survival Mom - I believe is this is the most overlooked critical need that will become a huge threat to communities when the medications are no longer available.

5. From Ashley Adamant - Practical Self Reliance - Elecampane Tincture ( - This is a good one to print for your paper library.

Other News -

1.From Brandon Smith - Zero Hedge - 4th Generation Devastation: The West Has Been Targeted In A Cowardly Globalist Mind War | ZeroHedge - Excellent read and things to think about. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

2. From Paula Gomes - Tennessee Conservative - After School Satan Club Will Meet At Tennessee Elementary School In January - Tennessee Conservative ( - Does this story get your attention? It should. What if your grandchild attended this school? Would you feel differently? (Thanks to our Patriot sister in East TN, for this submission)

3. From Matthew Smith - Doug Casey's Take - Intentional Destruction - by Matthew Smith ( - If you thnk the worst has arrived you may want to read this and consider what is being said. (Thanks Festus, for this submission).

4. From Cactus Williams - Discern Report - Muslim Teens Beat Up German Santa Claus: “This Is Our Country” – Discern Report - Yep, coming to a theater near you soon. Europe is often a reflection to what comes to the US soon.

5. From Nicole Winfield and David McCrary - AP - Pope Francis approves blessings for same-sex couples | AP News - Brick by brick, the castle turns to dust.

Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. We pray for good health and wisdom. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. May your faith remain strong and answers to the unknown provided. God is good and may our prayers blanket and protect you and your circumstances. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots.

Please continue prayers for our Patriot sister who had successful surgery yesterday and now enters her recovery stage. Please pray for our Patriot brother in Western N.C. who was recently diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. Please pray for our Patriot brother in Western N.C. who has completed cancer surgery and roughly 90 % of his post-surgery treatments. I got word yesterday his most recent scan shows him cancer free now. Praise be to God. We pray for his recovery and immune system. Please pray for our Patriot sister in Western N.C. while she awaits answers for her rotator cuff issue. Please pray for our Patriot brother in Kentucky who underwent a second surgery to replace a rod in his leg caused by a vehicle accident on his final night of work going into retirement. Please keep our Patriot sister in central Alabama in your prayers as she recovers from recent eye surgery. Please keep our Patriot sister Western Western N.C. in your prayers while she awaits answers on possible internal bleeding. Please keep our Patriot brother in northern Alabama in your prayers for a quick recovery from recent tests he experienced and was set back a few days. Our HFS family has many prayers needs for health and moral. We love you all and continue praying for each of you.

May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation.

As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community, and nation need us now more than ever. Stay focused on your local community and things that will impact you around the nation. Don't allow the events around you to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on faith and hope. Remember we are a blessed nation, and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow. Keep charging.


Bravo Echo Out,

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Love you, brother, wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. This year won’t be great for me, my 5 year realtionship is at an end. It seems I’m just not destined to have a life partner or children. I do envy those who do but sometimes God has other plans for us. In 2024 I will begin anew and do my best to listen to His Word and His Calling on my life. God Bless.

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Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, as well. Love and prayers your way. Keep your head up and know God has a plan for each of us. It may not be what we want but in the end His plan is better. Good to hear from you. Keep the faith. Blessings.

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