We’ve already discussed in previous articles how the traditional hierarchy (or pyramid leadership) is a poor choice for the type of situation we find ourselves in as patriots. This type of leadership works for those who want/need to “belong” to something, lack the ability to act without someone giving them direction, or choose to be involved with more public activities. Standard militia units also benefit from the pyramid structure for obvious reasons. Behind the public face of the groups rallying and engaging in obvious activism, however, is where the rest of the movement operates. These are faceless, nameless patriots who train in private, operate in small groups, and choose to limit their “footprint” to their tight circle. Their cell-based structure and security levels mean that they can remain ‘under the radar’ until they are needed. What are they doing that the more public groups are not? A great deal, it turns out, and today we’ll deal with some of the basic security considerations for groups.
One thing that needs to be noted: There is a difference between “grey” groups who are actively training, preparing, and operating, and those who spend their time on Facebook talking a big game as though they will suddenly jump up and join the fight if bullets start flying. If the most you do is post memes and maybe show up to a rally now and then to wave a sign, this article is not for you. If you’re part of an effective group, you’re probably already doing these things. This article is for those who either 1) want to tighten their security procedures in an existing group or 2) are serious about setting up a group and want to do it right.