Michael's Dispatches

Dispatch 46: Revolution, Insurgency, and Civil War – we are there


Am about to drive from D.C. to Atlanta – this dispatch is unedited stream:

18 November 2020
Washington, D.C.

The big step into insurgency warfare comes when average, intelligent people see the government as illegitimate. And are willing to do something. Actively or passively. This means, among other forms of war being waged from different corners, we face insurgency, civil war, and revolution.

Our situation is no longer is ‘a possibility,’ or ‘at some point if we are not careful.’ We are there. This is it. While we’ve been running around the world dumping trillions to install ‘democrazy’ (as Thais call it), and to rescue people who don’t want our help, our own house crumbles. We’ve elected people who could not pass an algebra class pretending to understand climatology and solar cycles.

When 1% want war, the other 99% have limited choice other than to depart the arena. This is a fact of war, and of arson. Many will remain in denial until their own streets are ablaze. As witnessed this year, 2020.


Millions of people around the world read my dispatches from global conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Recall the dominant, recurring theme in slowing and ending insurgent war economic brightness.

Young people, unemployed, frustrated and angry – our very future – will not be kept in basements under lockdown. Some of these governors such as those in California, Oregon, and New York, are products of cush and comfort, destroying their own States and fanning flames that already have spread across the land.

Take Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon. I recently spent time in downtown Portland witnessing her unfolding dystopia. From her own bio,

“Kate Brown was born in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain, on June 21, 1960. After spending most of her childhood in Minnesota, Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Conservation with a Certificate in Women’s Studies from the Uni¬versity of Colorado at Boulder. She earned her law degree and Certificate in Environmental Law from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.”


Kate Brown, another Green New Dealer, is turning her own great State into a Brown Bum Deal. Go walk the streets of Portland and see for yourself. Or take it from me. I already made the recon for those who cannot go, or who are smart enough not to. Even McDonald’s closed.


One wonders if Governor Kate Brown has ever read a single book not about feelings and ‘social justice.’ Feelings-ology and Fantasy-physics are not reliable navigational reference points.


Brown and others are wrecking their cities and States. These are part of our body. They are wrecking our body.

I’ve seen video footage of food-lines by not just by foot, but by people in cars. Even luxury cars. People demanding ‘free rent,’ and their reasons are easy to understand. Many are unemployed. But that rent and similar activity are the bottom cards in this house. Many people will be unable to pay no matter their willingness or good intentions.

I am no virologist, or epidemiologist, but I have paid attention to pandemic for many years. Those who watched my 2019 livestreams from Hong Kong will remember my talking about ongoing pandemic such as swine flu. I’ve read more than forty books on pandemic and endless articles over the years in large part because there is a Devil’s Triangle between War, Pandemic, Famine. If you get one of these legs in considerable magnitude, the other two legs will follow. Every time. It’s even in the Bible.

This is old knowledge that our ancestors knew well, and I pay very close attention to old people and ancestral knowledge. And with this Devil’s Triangle always comes mass human migrations. Watch. I’ve been saying it a long time because our ancestors wrote it down and I read their warnings. The second wave of this pandemic also was a solid bet.

Here is the trick on why I read so much on war, pandemic, famine: you don’t need to be an army general to understand war at a high level. You need that training and expertise to effectively wage war, but not to understand the general patterns. Likewise with pandemic. There is much more to pandemic than the bug. The human reaction – often global – can have relatively little to do with the panic and human reaction. The medical side is only part of the larger picture.

In other words, we do not need to be experts in fire-physics to understand the human reaction. We need some basis in the physics of fires but there are diminishing returns on investing time in studying thermal radiation and chemical reactions when we are trying to predict what people will do and how we should prepare and react. And to this end, I say with high confidence that someone like Dr. Fauci with medical experience is no more qualified to talk about the economic, political, and other dimensions than other educated people, and likely is far less capable of understanding those dimensions as are many others.

The China virus is only one of many dimensions. If our economy collapses, we will take a lot more countries with us, and the chance an severity of internal civil war within the United States and other countries will skyrocket, not to mention greatly increased probabilities of nation on nation wars. The virus is important but trivial on the scale of other possibilities and probabilities.

Everything we are going through now – our ancestors went through a thousand times and a thousand times more. There is little difference now other than we have smartphones made in the same China that the virus and fentanyl came from. The human reactions and tendencies are well-described in old holy books, other books, and the U.S. Constitution. You don’t need any new books to understand what is happening. Enough was written a hundred years ago to understand the patterns.

This is from President Ulysses S. Grant in 1879.



U.S. Grant was President from 1869-1877.

I’m not even supposed to like U.S. Grant because I am from the South. Red Pill reality check: Grant was one of the finest Americans ever minted. His words above could be used to perfectly describe BLAMTIFA and their facilitators this morning.

A retired Marine Colonel friend, Iraq-vet, sent two memes to me the two memes below. He lives just outside Portland.


Governor Kate Brown feeds the ducks with drugs. She feeds the ducks with hard-earned corn from the coffers of peaceful people who work. She floods Oregon streets and roadways with camps of homeless addicts while surrendering to the BLAMTIFA terrorists. Have you noticed the obvious trend that BLAMTIFA arrestees so often come with the moniker “convicted sex offender”?


These two graphics are not mindless political commentary. This is real.

Just as these are real ANTIFA arrestees in Portland:


Portland streets are unsafe for strong men, much less for women and children. Clean people – especially Christians – who avoid drugs and treadmill-insanity, who value stability, predictability, and civility, are enemies of Kate Brown’s State.

Many Oregonians -- West Coasters in general -- are voting with their feet and moving to places like Boise. My friend Michael Totten is a wagon-train, Oregon Trail, Oregonian and should be writing about this in national papers.

What I saw in Oregon explains why I keep seeing so many West-Coasters moving to Asia. The new Oregon Trail leads to Idaho, and to Thailand. (Not to be outdone – Thailand also faces imminent internal danger. I will talk about this today on the John Bachelor Show with John and Gordon Chang.)

One wonders how people like Governor Kate Brown keep getting elected. In light of 2020 ‘elections’, one wonders how many ‘elected’ officials were not elected, but were fraudulently shoe-horned. This is 2020. The Awakening for millions of people. Nothing is too outlandish. The higher the payoff, the more likely the fraud. Chinese virus, fentanyl, and influence operations are but one of many storms raging across America and the world.

I am your frontline witness and must again cut this off without so much as an edit pass.

Departing now from Washington, D.C. for Atlanta. In Atlanta, I will not have time to meet anyone in who is not already supporting my work, unless they are bringing more capability to the table. Advantage and influence accrues to those in action.

Nothing is written in stone. We have great influence on our futures. Do one thing every day to reclaim our America. One thing I do daily is move more of my social media activity from leftwing bastions such as Facebook and Twitter to Parler.

Our enemies are in action. We can organize better than they can. We create better systems. We must step up our efforts by increasing organization to stand up for American values.

The big step into war comes when average, intelligent people see the government as illegitimate. We are there. Huge numbers of Americans are not just disgruntled with the government but see the government as actively hostile to their own families, beliefs, and wellbeing.

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    Red Lief · 1 years ago
    Thank you, Michael Yon, for your unsparing observations of what is regrettably true. May God Speed, Mr. Yon.
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    Less_Politicization_ · 1 years ago
    Interesting insight.
    The "China virus" euphemism seems an unnecessary and churlish phrase, which takes away from the main points you're making, though.
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      Wyomarine · 1 years ago
      But more disingenuous is the fact the virus originated in the US labs, sent to China in 2015, and released in China in 2019. More lies to deceive the masses, many of whom want war with China and never think of the consequences. We live in a world of non thinking idiots manipulated by the war mongering Bolshevik media.
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      Glen Morris · 1 years ago
      I had the Hong Kong flu in 1969. Nobody was so PC then to object to the name. You should not do this.
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      Duane · 1 years ago
      Let's call it the CCP virus, then.
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    Joshua Barnes · 1 years ago
    Nail on the head. I live in Portland, was raised in Oregon, and am moving to Idaho on the 11th of next month. From there my goal is to take my family to Florida. The lockdowns here are essentially soft martial law meant to destroy whats left of the rural middle class and consolidate their power. I'm fleeing tyranny.
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      Madmountin81 · 1 years ago
      Idaho is being flooded by families from Oregon Washington and California. Please don’t bring your sick crazy commie politics with you.
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      Big Country · 1 years ago
      Don't bring your politics here to Florida... Floridaman ain't got time for that. Also, if you're even to the right of Stalin, avoid the east coast.
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        Arkindole · 1 years ago
        Exactly. From SWFL.
        We have enough of the I-75 migrants as it is. Tampa/St. Pete is just as lost as Phoenix, AZ.
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      Melissa Genovese · 1 years ago
      Not necessarily- you’re trading more hardcore tyranny for a more soft ore version. Idaho these days is most certainly not the land of the free.
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        Madmountin81 · 1 years ago
        Land of the free?? Huh? Idaho is much better off than most states. That’s why so many Christian conservatives are moving here. Boise, with its Uber liberal mayor is an indication of the liberal infection that happens in the biggest cities first. I know. I was born in Detroit, Michigan in ‘56.
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    Squatch · 1 years ago
    Thank you Michael for being one of the few truth tellers in these days, people need to wake up to the cancer that has spread throughout our country, it will be terminal if not treated promptly. Out time is running out, tick tock. Do one thing today to take back our country, 1% better every day and we'll get there. Inaction will lead to death.
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    Voice in the Wildern · 1 years ago
    I've heard someone call 2020 as the year of clarity--we're seeing 20/20 now. This has definitely been a year of an Awakening: we're seeing very clearly how deep and widespread the corruption and evil is across the world. I feel we're on the verge of a global upheaval, and the US is just the beginning.
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    Melissa Genovese · 1 years ago
    If you’re coming here to Idaho, be prepared to fight. It is not all sunshine and rainbows here as we have a governor who is about to shut the state down again. Thankfully, all of the BLM and ANTIFA nonsense stays in Spokane, but when that gets too chaotic it most certainly spills over into Idaho. Since March, it has been a constant battle with governor, Health depts, mayors, city councils.... Coeur d’Alene recently came close to passing a mask ordinance that would require everyone with “medical exemption” to carry their medical papers on them to prove it.
    A lot of conservatives have moved here, yes.... but so have the Leftists.
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      Wyomarine · 1 years ago
      Lived in Cd'A/Hayden in the mid 60's, 20 yrs in Boise that turned into Bay Area North and left there for rural NW Wyoming 26 yrs ago. Even now I'm surrounded by communists who want to turn this into Portland/Denver. Leaving Oregon isn't the answer, wiping out the cancer is.
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    Charles · 1 years ago
    I like these unedited streams as you call them. You are entirely right that you only need a small % of people prepared to take action. I think that many people don't realise that the Northern Ireland conflict was kept going by maybe a few thousand people on both sides. The real hardcore dedicated to violence. Everyone else who wanted a normal life just had to make the best of it.
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    Angie Senter · 1 years ago
    I appreciate your insightful reporting. As a Christian I am curious about your thoughts on the bigger picture. As a Christian I understand that we may see something unfolding when we look at it in the world, in the natural, however when God is at work and he is fighting on our behalf (Ephesians tells us that the battle is not flesh and blood but with the principalities of evil in the supernatural realm). I’m curious if you have Heard of, or listened to any of the modern day prophets such as Kim Clement and many others who have been given prophetic words about this time. If you have what are your thoughts? I bring it up only because you have mentioned the Bible as a case study in historic events and patterns. I definitely see this too. One big pattern that I see is that within pestilence, flood, plague, fire and brimstone, God saves the righteous. And it could be evidenced Historically that these plagues this flood this pestilence have in the past been cleansing of wickedness (such as the deep state NWO plots). Curious if you have an opinion on that since you have a front row seat. Thank you for all you do.
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    Tommy Barrios · 1 years ago
    UR NOT saying anything NEW... although people NEED to SEE that President US Grant KNEW about MURDEROUS Communists and Communism!
    WHY aren't these Seditious Treasonous Communists - OF every stripe.. POLITICIANS or OTHERWISE - being ROUNDED UP and JAILED!
    IF YOU want get rid of dangerous CRIMINALS ... You lock them UP... of EXECUTE them... NO other prescription WORKS!
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    MaddyB · 1 years ago
    I was just telling DH about this article, and unable to remember your "fraud shoe-horned" phrase
    I said they are not elected, but fraudulated! He liked it.
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    Irebukeu · 1 years ago
    Mikes greatest writing in my opinion is "Be a Palm Tree'. Sadly ,I am now watching him become the oak tree he wrote about.

    "Clean people – especially Christians – who avoid drugs and treadmill-insanity, who value stability, predictability, and civility, are enemies of Kate Brown’s State.' I wonder if Yon is implying that Christians are clean people, or if he is only designating those Christians who are "clean people" as being enemies of elected government in Oregon. Only he can answer that.

    He uses the word 'enemies' but Americas enemies are not people or citizens of any state. They are organized Governments and terror groups in the world that openly seek to block, oppose and undo America. Most are quite open about it.

    The truth is; the people who really want war are the people accusing others of starting one, meaning to finish it themselves, That means they are willing to start one where none exists now. Ouch!

    I am now seeing citizens arm themselves with long guns, display their guns openly and march in the streets asserting their 'rights'. This will lead to nothing but dead Americans, accidental shootings and dead police officers and most regrettably, NEW GUN LAWS.
    They care little about actual Democracy and the constitution of the United States. They claim to but watch how quick they will abandon it.

    Here is a Twitter warning from Mike Lee: "Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity(sic) are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that." 11:24 pm 10-7-20

    Perhaps someone should tell LEE that Democracy 'is' the 'Machine' that we all operate to achieve prosperity with peace at the same time. It has worked for hundreds of years now.

    If 1% want war the 99% will give them all they want by way of law and arrest. Trials and prison. Then new laws. Us gun owners who cherish the 2nd amendment as a right and a responsibility will see their rights removed by the majority of Americans participating in the democratic system, They will change gun laws so that their children will be safe in the streets. This is the USA. Americans want to live in peace and seek their happiness for themselves and their children. America rose to the call once before when America hating, nasty traitors tried to destroy the nation during the slavery war. Don't think it won't again if actual Americans are pushed.
    All this talk of civil war is being done by those that 'Want it', that cant sell their ideology in the market place of ideas or have already had it rejected.
    They now have three choices but only one clear path.
    1 Speak truthfully, reargue all the points of political contention. Tell the truth and see what happens on election day. Respect the result. Get ready for the re-argument. You see, the dialogue never stops. Its what we do. This option I call "The Americana"
    2 Lie to the American people to trick them into a false reality to attain a vote for your cause. Your stay in power will be very brief and will require more and more lies with anger to help give strength to the lie. If you chose option 2 get ready for option ...or to repent.
    Seize power in the dark of night. Remember to take over the 'fake' news stations first, government buildings and don't forget to round up the teachers, doctors anyone with an education. Disable phone networks, take down the internet. Yon knows the history on this so he will know what to do and can be a good leader for a bad cause if he so chooses. Remember that Americas military is basically a reserve force so many American patriots will be rushing to their armories when they get the call, Those Americans will have to to dealt with. Good luck with that.

    In short...

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      Mike Fuller · 1 years ago
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      irebukeu · 1 years ago
      In short....be the Palm tree.

      The little hearts should be the number three... Hmm, don't know what happened there.
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    Tom · 1 years ago
    Michael Yon,

    I've been a long time reader, and have two of your books because I've always felt you provided a dispassionate and fair analysis of complex situations in war/conflict zones. However since Trump you have slowly gone off of the deep end with conspiracy theories and am wondering when you're going to be quoting Q-Anon and believing that democrat leaders are drinking children's' blood, while worshipping Satan.

    Democrat leaders are obviously way more left than the country at large but I know lots of Democrat voters, including almost my entire extended family all of them hard working taxpaying patriotic Americans, plenty of veterans and they think the leftist nonsense is idiotic just like most people.

    Spinning this fantasy that there's some kind of widespread Biden election fraud requires evidence, not YouTube videos, not partisans who entire goal is to stay in power, but actual verifiable evidence that would stand up to scrutiny by the vast majority of Americans. Short of that, trying to hang onto a Trump administration through manipulation could permanently destroy America. I'm almost sixty and every single election has been framed as the end of the country if party '_____' doesn't win. But if this election doesn't stand through some convoluted albeit Constitutional procedure, is a nightmare scenario that'd destroy any remaining social cohesion that still exists.

    I'm no fan of Biden, and Harris was literally the worst possible pick for VP we've had in my lifetime, but we'll survive as long as no one decides to start a civil war, that would make the first one look like a schoolyard wrestling match by comparison. Several members of my family, myself included wouldn't survive without modern medical care, so I'm not interested in dying because of a conspiracy theory.
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      Tom’s Utopia Fail · 1 years ago
      In light of your irrational attack of Yon and half the country, it looks like you’re ignoring the obvious, and will be ill prepared for what’s likely coming.
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        Tom · 1 years ago
        So rather than deal in specifics, I'm somehow irrational because of what exactly? My ability to be completely prepared is limited by medical care that my family requires so I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do about that, but that doesn't mean I'm ill prepared. I'm prepared as much as I can, I hope the people that have some control don't destroy America because of the personal vanity of our current president, or the conspiracy theories of some unknown percentage of the population

        What Utopia are you referring to exactly

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          Tom’s Utopia Fail · 1 years ago
          The one you live in apparently. You reference “conspiracy theories”, “fantasy”, “personal vanity”, (all purposeful attempts to discredit the half of the country which will not accept this fraudulent election, or its resulting tyrannical imposition communism/socialism), while ignoring the accurate assessment of Yon regarding intolerance and violence of the left in DC, and the growing sentiment that it will no longer be tolerated by good people as this spreads around the country.

          “Unknown percentage”? You must be deliberately ignoring the obvious. And you

          Perhaps you need a more “intellectual” and less visceral

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            Tom’s Utopia Fail · 1 years ago
            Perhaps you need a more “intellectual” and less visceral
            explanation of where the country is headed:


            You are challenged to read the article, and the comments regarding it. Hopefully you will grasp the gravity of the real world crisis this country faces. It is no theory, it is fact.

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    RLP43200 · 1 years ago
    It isn't "Oregon" which is the problem -- it is the manner in which the I-5 Corridor can absolutely dominate OR's government, to where the rest of the state can only prevent Leftist totalitarianism by "denial tactics" (leaving the state altogether, so the gov't can't legally operate). There needs to be a state Constitutional Convention, where the I-5 Corridor's power is eviscerated.
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    S Mann · 1 years ago
    Superb post! Learn something every time I read your writing! One thing. Dr. Fauci has repeatedly said he is a scientist, the science of medicine. Interviewers have tried and tried to get him to verbalize political policy opinions. His response is that he is neither a registered Democrat nor Republican. Thanks for all you do!
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    Ratman · 1 years ago
    "Our enemies are in action. We can organize better than they can. We create better systems. We must step up our efforts by increasing organization to stand up for American values."
    Anyone who is active, former, or retired US Army Special Forces, know exactly what you mean. WE CAN organize better. WE KNOW UW better than they. PARLER is our open source comms network. Thanks for all that you do, Mike. DOL
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    Frank Bassett · 1 years ago
    There still remains a debt due on the life of LaVoy Finicum, Governor.
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    Bob Loblaw · 1 years ago
    Landed here via WRSA. Very nice work. Wish more people would think about things critically instead of continue to watch Fox, believing that it's raining even though the Ds, their shock troops antifa/blm/revcom, and even many Rs are pissing on them. If someone thinks things "will be alright even if Biden is the president" obviously hasn't been paying attention and/or is suffering from some serious normalcy bias.. if they think that "conspiracies" (that have assloads of evidence, by the way) are more dangerous than shitbags burning down the country, and talking about what they're going to do to all the Nazi Trump supporters, then they've got one foot in the boxcar already.

    Thanks and keep it up!
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    DeWalt · 1 years ago
    Instead of migrating all over how about stand and fight what you undoubtedly helped create. If you won't fight, no one else wants you either. Your a burden.
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    Patriot Minuteman · 1 years ago
    As a native of southern Oregon and a military vet, and a member of a local militia, I will say this. The greater Portland area lunatics and there socialist philosophy will meet a very harsh and swift rebuttal in our area. We have been ready, training for this anarchy, and are stocked up on needed supplies, man power and patriotism to save our America. Krazy kate brown down plays us and that is to our advantage. She lit the fuse when she ordered her brown boot OSP to kill Lavoy Finnicum in Burns, Oregon. We are just letting her hang herself so all we have to do is bury her.

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