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  • a darkening forest of  hallow and headscarves

Item #2 was a small zip drive

This contained various types of information about Tom Locke. It contained copies of all the most important documents, passport, id’s, birth certificates, contacts and of course health and allergy information for which he had only one entry and that was bee stings.

Item #3 was a pair of ……

“HELLO!! DO YOU NEED HELP.” Tom screamed out into the falling sun. Something reverberated in his head and sounded like a cry for help. Some cruel joke to be the sole survivor of a plane crash, he thought to himself.

Item #3 was a pair of standard issued handcuff keys….pretty much goes without saying.

Item #4 was a long thin flint that hung from a small stainless steel top that held a smaller key ring. The fire was currently burning on a set of empty chairs and some piles of luggage beneath. Tom hoped the pile was only of luggage. Unfortunately this fire would not burn all night. Right now, though, his body was going through something profound, concussed, a bit of shock. Tom was in now shape to go hunting for firewood.

A heavy crack in the distant woods reminded him that he was not alone. There were big mean bears, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions all in the nooks and crannies of these West Virginian mountains.

Item #5 A mini mace. Tiny and unsubstantial to a bear. In fact Tom nearly laughed out loud thinking about it as more of a seasoning for his carcass under a bears crunching jaws than an actual deterrent. The smaller predators might run from it, if he was lucky. Fact was, it was his only option right now. Once he got back to being himself he could fashion some type of spear out of plane wreckage and a nice stick. Help was on the way though, right?

Item #6 a small …….

Something was slowly approaching him. Stalking almost. Though it was probably little more than a racoon Tom was wary. Going back to the key ring.

Item #6 and the last item. It was a small canister hardly wide enough to fit the diameter of a nickel. Inside were 3 water purifying tablets. He always talked them up to be medication for some illness or another when asked about them. America was so medicated that it really didnt matter. Depression, suppression, oppression, repression to those who asked it was medication and the ailment was not even a requisite.

The evening drew in around him as the moon swelled on the horizon. He could sleep? Though he wondered if he would ever wake up. He didnt know how bad the concussion was and his ankle was throbbing now also. There was not much else he could do at the time without the motivation of propeller blades and rescue lights to get him up.

He thought about the peanut bag and how that could have been his last meal. The night was coming quick and in the dark valleys he could hear it talking already.

The rustle was closer now and at the forest line around the planes path of destruction he saw movement. Two men, Three. Not the shape or even the fact that their were men here so fast that surprised him. It was the red checkered and flat black head scarves they wore. One in red checks and the other in flat black. A forty-five in reds hands and AK’s in the hands of the other two. He couldn’t hear their brogue over the fire and the winds of the mountain top.

Their weapons were up and ready to be fired. They were not here to rescue Tom. His heart began to race. Could this be real? He thought. Was this a forest in Iraq for gods sake. This was about as rural America as it gets. He expected loggers, mountain men, maybe even some Deliverance. The man in red wore a shirt depicting the ISIS flag as clear as day. The Islamic State. The head cutting, executioners of Syria and Iraq somehow wandered out of the woods of West Virginia? Could the day get any worse for old Tom Locke?

At once he realized he hadn’t taken a breath since they appeared and he gasped into the night. A night that just moments ago was to loud to make out what these men were saying suddenly got as silent as a night on the desert floor. His gasp seemed to bounce from mountain top to mountain top and down to the small towns below. When he peered up at the three men again he found them staring back at him…..


Tom Locke: Surviving Today

Posted: August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

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  • A mountain top dusting of fragments and fire

Packed hot and full of angry delayed customers this flight was quickly becoming a horror story. An initial two-hour layover turned into a little over six. When door shut Tom Locke knew this cab was not the only thing that would be under vicious pressure.

Trapped between two other angry passengers he was just glad there was space for his carry on. He was nearly the last to board an already packed flight.

Somehow as the wind dug under the wings and the plane took to the air the cab quieted down. The angry talk the conversations of new friends or acquaintances built on a six-hour delay ceased. Tom thought it a bit eerie as though that same thought in his head was echoed in the other hundred plus passengers.

Every time that giant aircraft would lift off the run way it was magic. It would cause the world below it to shrink before turning its hull like some giant metal hawk. The idea that we were drawn exclusively by horse less than 200 years was hard to comprehend when speeding through the air nearly a mile up.

The plane began to ascend on their flight from Orlando to West Virginia. Tom Locke tilted his head back, closed his eyes and like a leashed dog was led around by his subconscious.

He dreamt of an old dish washing job he had in college. It was loud and busy. He was struggling to keep up. Aimee Keegan, this beautiful irish waitress with emeralds for eyes, was calling him to the laundry room but there was no time for that kind of fun in this dream. He was in a rush and had books to buy for next semester Still, her blazing red hair was on his mind and she called him.

“remain calm”

She beckoned him from the laundry room. One of the few doors that locked in the restaurant and a place that most the young college kids wound up when things got a little hot and heavy. It was a whisper at first but grew to shrill scream.


Her smooth skin like pearls spread across her blood and bone by god himself.

Tom Locke was rocked out of sleep by a howling passenger jet and a frantic voice over the speaker.

“everyone remain calm get your masks on!“

People were screaming and crying. He looked out the window and saw mountains. They were barely missing these mountains! The plane was going down fast. Before he could diagnose the problem or even come to grips with it…….


First the world went out from under him and shook more violently than anything he had experienced before. The the lights went out.

Tom woke up a few yards from what was left of the plane. He was dizzy and didn’t move for a few moments. The sky was doing magnificent things that he blamed on the concussion.

It was early fall but it was cold and the sun was on its way down.

Sitting up slowly he looked over the fiery wreckage. The plane was twisted much like an old beer can. Some of it was on fire and gave off a nice warmth as he worked his way to his feet. Stumbling he made his way around the hull to look for survivors.

Suddenly he realized without his EDC he would be helpless. He moved his hands quickly through his pockets to feel for his giant key ring. He kept it all on there. The weight of the situation lessened when he pulled out the large golden key ring lined with various unassuming items. This was his EDC or every-day-carry. This could be his life depending on how long he would have to wait for help.

There wasn’t much noise as he circled the craft, shouting.

“Anybody else out here?!?”

He would spend the next 10 minutes searching the wreckage until he began to lose his balance. He decided tonight to curl up under a large piece of the hull. There were less dead here than anywhere else. To keep his mind off the situation and the spinning world that was threatening his consciousness he pulled out his key ring again to do a little inventory.

Item #1 a small solid metal whistle………

How many nations have fallen into a complete collapse? Better yet, in the last 200 years how many first world nations have broken down completely into complete chaos? This is not to say that the perfect scenario and the perfect set of circumstances couldn’t come along and throw our country into a tailspin. Anything’s possible. In my opinion its time to move away from buying things to get you prepared and begin real lifestyle changes for the world that is here.

On the podcast, I AM Liberty, I like to look at things from many different angles and drive home points about staying in balance and dealing with the reality of now. Sure you can prepare for something like an EMP attack, a pandemic or even a complete economic collapse. You could also play the lottery. I am sure the odds are similar when we talk about preparing for any specific situation.


Prepping is not a new topic anymore nor is it a new idea. Though like anything else I think it is due for some evolution. Any idea or concept is often stripped down and modified until it becomes the pen ultimate of its original. The pulse pounding theories and situations that we read about where America crumbles into nothing more than a desolate wasteland ruled by the most powerful and the most ruthless are much more exciting than what I am about to say.

Unfortunately for all of us there are very few circumstances where the EVERDAY LIFE switch will get turned off and the PREPPER/SURVIVAL switch will be turned on. It is very unlikely that we will have eight hours a day to devote gardening or foraging or even defending our property. Its America baby! Unless things completely collapse the vast majority of us will have to get up and go to work 5-6 days a week.

Lets think about it, if we fall into another great war, if natural disasters ratchet up to cataclysmic levels in certain parts of the nation, if anything barring a complete and total collapse of our society takes places we are still going to have to work. We might even still be taking Jr. to tee ball practice. This is where these lifestyle changes are going to be crucial.

I see violence, I see racial enmity, I see riots, I see a vulnerable public and vulnerable food, power and water system. What I don’t see is how any of that will change my world from being a fulltime worker, father, and husband. How will sweeping and often temporary power outages force multi billion dollar businesses to close? If we see a rash of riots and home invasions, well, that’s just money to be made for repairs and privatized security. Trust me we are all going to work. The government will make sure of that. You could be in food lines, water lines, medicine lines but guess what? You aren’t getting in that line till after you have work day.

There is no can out there, no rifle, no mutli tool that can get you through TEOTWAWKI, SHTF, or insert prepper cliché, especially if it never gets to that point. What I hope everyone who reads this article understands is that America, whether in distress or not, is ready for serious changes. Lifestyle changes.


Its time to begin taking steps to growing, raising, rearing, mixing, mashing, braising your own food. As well as gardening and raising chickens or rabbits or what have you Americans have to learn how to cook again. I am always so surprised at how many Americans cannot cook for themselves.

Take small steps towards growing your own food. Gardens, fruit and nut trees, mushroom logs, wild edibles, hunting…..figure out what options work the best for your are. This, to me, is the most important lifestyle change you will make.


If you are working towards growing much of your own food than this lifestyle change will be much easier as much of personal health comes down to diet.

Still, exercise is crucial. You should always look to maximize your body’s full potential. Its not all about lifting weights

Vitamins and herbs should be your homework. You can really pull yourself out of a bad place with the right combinations or doses of these. Crystallized Vitamin C makes me feel like Wolverine. It is my enhanced healing factor. Rethink your medicine cabinet after you have done your research. The best place to learn about this stuff quickly and easily is at http://www.prepperbroadcasting.com. Sam Coffman’s podcast The Human Path is filled with great information on herbs.


If you know me by now than its all about the community. Simple. The above-mentioned are much easier to achieve when everyone is growing, when everyone is working hard to get healthy. Pair up and go on runs or in my neighborhood we do yoga at the park on the weekends. There is a $5 entrance fee that goes towards our community garden. Get creative and build your neighborhood.


It should be taught in school. The idea that I left high school and didn’t know how to throw a punch is really weird to me. Many of my friends went to colleges like Temple in North Philadelphia or Drexel near West Philly. Many of my friends were also robbed or attacked. That is the reality of right now. How does that look in 5-10 years?

Never forget, no matter what the t.v or your professor tells you. There is a portion of the population all around you that wants to hurt you, rob you, rape you and whatever else. Always be aware of your surroundings and I would suggest taking up some level of self-defense training. Krav Maga is about the best thing available to the majority of folks for dealing with real life circumstances.


At the end of the day I think its important to get our heads away from this idea that one event is going to level the whole of society. Its much more likely that things will become highly unstable in different parts of the country at different times. People will do their jobs and things will stabilize only to go haywire elsewhere in the country. Make these lifestyle changes now because we are going to simply hit a switch and become full time guerillas/preppers/survivalists overnight. No. I think the road to that point will be much, much more difficult than the task of simply surviving.

There is one recipe that I rarely see utilized these days. It’s a classic French dish that was made popular by a cooking rat In the movie Ratatouille.

In the heat of mid summer, if your lucky, your tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant are growing like crazy. Most of us wind up handing off pounds of usable food to neighbors. Not that this is a bad thing but once you have made this recipe you will be using and storing more of the food you work so hard growing


I guess we could talk about cups and quantities. When you think a recipe those are what make you comfortable right. The problem I have with that is no one knows you or your tastes better than you. So make this dish with what you have in your garden.

Squash, eggplant, zuchini

Garlic, onions

Tomatoes, peppers


The squash, zucchini and eggplant are prolific so I use them as a heavy base.


Be sure to cut everything around the same size

Start your garlic and onions off in a pot big enough to hold all the diced up veg you plan on including in your batch. I like to use a good olive oil for this. Cook the onions and garlic on a low heat until they become limp and translucent. This is a te unique called sweating.

Ne,t add in the green pepper, if you choose to use it. Cook this down on low heat till its softened as well.

The squash, zucchini, eggplant go into the pot. Turn your heat up to medium high. These vegetables will take a while to cook down. They ate dense so stir them every few minutes until they become tender. At this point I add the diced tomatoes and corn cut off the cob.

To take it to the next level I will add some fresh flat leaf parsley, thyme and basil chopped.

The great thing about ratatouille is that it can be more than just a vegetable side. I eat it with pasta, over rice or other grains, its even great as a pizza topping.


If your looking for a high level use for those garden vegetables at the height of production. This dish cans up well and as I said before its very versatile.

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Posted: July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

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We are looking down the barrel of another loaded gun. Unfortunately its one that will target the very people that hold this nation closest to its heart. If you have loved America and its founding principles to any degree you have been targeted for some time now. I talk about not labeling people on the show because so often in my life I have been labeled. The media loves words like survivalists, preppers, patriots, tea partiers, conservatives…whatever else. This is how they box people who believe certain things and once we are rallied like cattle they can determine how best to deal with us. Im sure you all recall the folks in tea party rallies being called Nazi’s. One example.

There is a new KEY TERM media mafia is shining up. I want you all to be aware of it because with the situation on the border you will be hearing it much more. Nationalism. You will be dubbed a Nationalist if you don’t kneel down to the leaders and their plans. If you dare question why we cannot expect the people who are hopping into the melting pot to do a little melting. Respect the language and the fact that the American culture has created the safe haven they are running to.

We are going to discuss Nationalism tonight. I think its very important to understand what good it can do as well as the evil it has brought upon the world. To be honest I think there has to be some level of Nationalism in every nation. You can see the rise of Nationalism in Europe as well. Their socialism and tolerance failed them so they are running back to what made their nations great.

This show will be about preparing for your next label and understanding how the world will look at you. We are really going to look at the world and America and see what Nationalism could be here. I guess I don’t understand how a Nation survives without certain key items in place. Will it all come down to those who want a nation without borders or culture versus those who still love America. Maybe? Till then theres I AM Liberty.


Posted: July 2, 2014 in poetry
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Is ape man and beast

Like God to Man?

Is it loyalty


We mistake for worship?

Is it gratitude

we mistake for idolatry

I have been blessed with great courage

Alongside my canine

Just the same

When my eyes fall their way

Those four legs are capable of miracles

When they are pups we feel like they couldn’t survive without us

But in actuality it’s us who needs them


The ape man’s soul is lost without the ability to show affection

Forever at war with instinct and carnality

Inside this rigid and foreign world

The paradox is that we built this prison ourselves

But the beast, the canine can pull us out


I challenge you

Blur the lines between the ape man and the beast

Of course we all would like to think that the greatest threat in our porous borders is annoying some old white men who don’t want brown men in “their” country. Despite the incredible costs that come with an influx of uneducated, unskilled workers with families. The cultural imbalance and challenge of managing folks that simply don’t want to learn the language. Though I shouldn’t fane these issues as less than serious. When we talk about true current threats the border is an open wound for the current invasion.

I know. I know. There are so many paranoid androids out there just buying into one conspiracy after another. The fact is this is far from a conspiracy. One of our biggest issues in the near future will disseminating those issues that have long been part of the conspiracy wheel from those issues that are finally coming into full phase.


This from CBS NEWS:

The United States projects a record 4,000 immigrants from so-called “high risk” countries in the Middle East and Asia, will be arrested trying to enter the country illegally this year. Far more will get through. Add to that Mexico’s recent seizures of high powered weapons, including rocket launchers found in Tijuana, and U.S. officials fear a troubling new threat on our porous southern border, reports CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker. “If it’s so simple for an uneducated, impoverished laborer to come across the border, think about how much easier it is for a highly trained, well financed terrorist,” warns T.J. Bonner, president of the Border Patrol union.




Use your imagination for a moment. It’s been a long holiday weekend. You traveled with your family to see relatives out of town. Perhaps your vehicle is filled with luggage and gifts from family. Speeding down the highway and headed back home you joke and laugh about the wonderful weekend. About your Aunts delicious baked apples and your cousin’s goofy laugh.

Suddenly traffic stacks up in front of you and you hear a loud concussive succession in the near distance, like gunfire. Traffic halts now and you even see a few cars in reverse along the shoulder.

Men with black masks follow the shoulder traffic. They walk meticulously along the edge of the road, on either side of traffic. They point their Kalishnikovs at each car and fire off rounds till nothing inside is alive.


Do you run? Can you run?


They are just a few cars away now. The guns pop and it makes you flinch as you see blood splatter across the glass in the car in front of you. One of the men turns his head to your car and begins walking your way.


The idea that there could be terror cells spread all across our nation already is an incredibly frightening thought but what’s stopping them? The protections put in place have had their teeth removed by lawyers and political correctness.

You say, “so what, so what James what am I gonna do? I don’t have the money to buy aTank.”

I get it this is why I talk about physical fitness. Taking a martial art. Preparing in uncommon yet commonsensical ways. You should be able to run for your life if need be. Since the dawn of man that was a great means of staying alive. Can you run? Can you fight? How about your will? Food, water, and shelter that’s all very important but do you know your next-door neighbors name? How about the one 4 doors down? I will always harp on the community. It is the ultimate preparation.

As far as Jihad is concerned it’s not going away. It’s a religious battle that means only to convert or kill. If you aren’t interested in being at the receiving end of either of those to than please plan accordingly




However you feel about Rick Perry he has been fighting this issue since 2012 and reported on the issue of the “humanitarian” crisis on Fox News Channel:


Perry gave an ominous warning: “We have record high numbers of other than Mexicans being apprehended at the border. These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations. So we’re seeing record, historic high numbers of these individuals being apprehended.” Perry said he warned the Obama administration about the current border chaos in 2012. “We flagged this issue in 2012 and have yet to even have a response as far as I know, from not just, not from the president, but not even from his administration,” he said. Perry criticized the president by adding, “[Obama] is totally and absolutely either inept or making some decisions that are not in the best interest of American citizens, particularly from a public safety standpoint.”


Of course all Muslims aren’t evil. It’s a giant religion. Still, don’t be blind. For your country and your families sake you have to understand that there is a swelling population of radical Muslims all over this world that want nothing more that to cut your head off, kill your sons, rape your daughters and mutilate your wife before turning her into a slave.

Dont run from reality