Usually, that answer is guns. For most preppers and constitutional activists, losing our weapons would be an affront that would cause us to stand up and take action.
That particular insult has happened to one of our community.
David Sarti, of Lebanon, TN, recently appeared on National Geographic's program Doomsday Preppers.
The producers motives with this show are questionable, from a prepping perspective. They seemed to have sought out people who are real "characters" - the eccentricity is so extreme at times that it doesn't seem to be a fair representation of what is truly going on in the prepping community. Because NG is generally more open-minded, more in line with producing documentaries than salacious reality television, I was extremely disappointed in the programs that I have seen thus far.
In the case of Mr. Sarti, he certainly does come across as extreme. He's not a man that instantly appeals to a wide range of people. He is someone that might trigger doubters to roll their eyes and scoff at him.
This doesn't make him crazy.
He isn't a handsome buff wild-eyed mountain man survivalist. He doesn't have that bad boy appeal of an action hero or the air of quiet wisdom of a person who has retreated to the woods to escape the mundanity of life in the corporate United States.
This doesn't make him crazy either.
Days after the program aired, however, David Sarti was declared crazy...ahem..."mentally incompetent"....and his guns were seized. All of them. Mr. Sarti, who has no criminal record, is no longer allowed to own guns. He tells his story HERE.
The accusation of insanity came after he went to see his cardiologist for some chest pains and shortness of breath. So far, it sounds sane and rational to me. The cardiologist, Dr. Andre C. Olivier, whose name and CONTACT INFORMATION I am delighted to publish, had Mr. Sarti held at the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and broke doctor patient confidentiality by contacting the authorities.
Then it really went to hell on a greased slide. Mr. Sarti, because of his stay in the psychiatric unit, was then declared "mentally incompetent". His very large collection of guns was then
Welcome to the America we live in today. The country has devolved to a point that being eccentric means the constitution no longer applies to you. What is next? Already, believing that the gold standard is the only way to correct our economic ills makes you a target. Bloggers and writers of alternative media are all on a list, with our computer systems under nearly constant attack. I spend as much time fending off malware and viruses as I do writing this blog. Anyone who disagrees with the government is not labelled an "extremist."
This is a call to rally. So extremists, preppers, bloggers, readers and Americans, unite. Don't just be glad that your guns remain untouched. Don't breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn't you. Galvanize yourself and others like you and let's fight for David Sarti.
Let's make it easy.....These links will get you started. This war will be won via the internet. Don't let them sweep this attack on the Constitution under the rug. Don't let them single out someone who might not come across as Joe Average and use that to continue chipping away at the country's foundation. Whatever your personal thoughts are about Mr. Sarti and his decision to share his prepping on television, the bottom line is that injustice has occurred and it's up to us to stop it.
First, go and sign this PETITION. The document will be sent to the governor of Tennessee, demanding that Mr. Sarti's record of "mental defectiveness" be expunged.
Next, take some time to write to National Geographic. You can email the television division at this email address:
Feel free to copy and paste this letter if it's easier....just send something!
To Whom It May Concern:
I'm writing to you about the plight of David Sarti, one of your recently featured Doomsday Preppers. I'm sure it has reached your attention that as a direct result of being on the program, he has been hospitalized, classified as mentally defective, and had his weapons seized.
My question for National Geographic is this: WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP MR. SARTI? Are you simply using his eccentricities to build up your ratings and shrugging your shoulders at his dilemma? Or are you using your considerable influence and resources to help with his defense?
If the answer is anything but the latter, please note that I will proceed to boycott anything having to do with National Geographic - the channel, the magazine, the website. I will use every resource within my reach to let people know why I am doing this also. I may just be one person but I have a very loud voice.
Please do the right thing by Mr. Sarti. You've made your money from his appearance on your network - now support him in his fight to get back his weapons.
Next it's time to write to the NRA and any other gun organization with which you are familiar. Let's see if their line about taking guns when you pry them from their cold dead fingers is for real.
First is a letter for copying and pasting (or obviously, feel free to write your own). Next you will find a list of email address for organizations that, in my opinion, are obligated to help by the very nature of their existence.
To Whom It May Concern:
I'm writing to share my opinion on the plight of Mr. David Sarti of Lebanon, Tennessee. Only days after appearing on National Geographic's program Doomsday Preppers, Mr. Sarti was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation, labelled mentally defective, and relieved of his weapons.
Mr. Sarti's second amendment rights have clearly been trampled on. This, in my opinion, is only a start, as our current administration works hard to crush the growing discontent in the United States. We all say that we will put our foot down when they come for our guns....well, they've started coming for our guns.
I urge you to assist Mr. Sarti with his legal defense. He is unable to afford an attorney, which made him a very easy target for those who would use him as an example and a starting point in the disarmament of America.
Links for Email Campaign
National Rifle Association
(When filling out the email contact form choose "membership/general comment" from the dropdown box that says "regarding" ; or you'll get bounced all over the website.)
Gun Owners of America
Tennessee Firearms Association
Tennessee Firearms Association
Please please take the time to send some emails today. Let's inundate those who can helpwith requests for assistance. This is an easy step we can all take - it doesn't put us at any more risk than reading the alternative media sites would. I'd welcome suggestions in the comments section of other organizations we should extend our email campaign too. I look forward to hearing from you!
IF YOU AREN'T AN ACTIVIST
YOU ARE PASSIVELY ACCEPTING THE METHODICAL DESTRUCTION
OF THE CONSTITUTION
Get involved today.
(Thanks, DPS, for this idea!!!)
(Thanks, DPS, for this idea!!!)
I DOUBT NAT GEO WILL GET MANY PEOPLE TO GO ON THEIR SHOW IN THE FUTURE.ReplyDelete
GUILTY UNTIL YOU CAN PROVE YOURSELF INNOCENT!!!
TAKING SOMEONES PROPERTY WITHOUT BEING ACCUSED OF A CRIME.
BEING TOLD BY A DOCTOR THAT YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AND REFUSING MAKES YOU A CRIMINAL I GUESS. PATIENTS DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE CARE.
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS DIFFERENT BELIEFS OR VIEWS DOES NOT MAKE THEM A CRIMINAL WE HAVE FREEDOM IN THIS COUNTRY.
JUST BECAUSE THE DOCTORS AREN'T INFORMED DOES NOT MAKE SOME ONE INSANE.Delete
whatever we call placing a higher value on avoiding tyranny than we do on avoiding violence, THAT is sorely lacking in america. i refer to the relative values here, not the absence [so far] of armed defiance. i strongly prefer an america that is NOT in an armed revolt. but at what point does that preference on our part represent national self betrayal?ReplyDelete
the controllers may as well be reading from a book called "incrementalism for dummies", the way things are playing out. they are testing the limits of tolerance, dividing and conquering all that stands between them and complete domination of us. and so far, THEY ARE WINNING.
i cringe at the thought of what the rest of this year might bring.
It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! ThanksReplyDelete
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You have a great blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?ReplyDelete