Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region.  We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on clarifying how Redoubters reject racism.
Region-Wide (Redoubters Reject Racism):
The third installment of the ongoing Redoubt article series  at The Sandpoint Reader has been posted. JWR’s Comments: The writer seemed perplexed and somehow dubious that I’m not a racist. She wrote: “It is the racial aspects of encouraging people to move to a predominantly white area that has some critics questioning Rawles’ motives.” That is a subtly libelous statement. For the record, I selected the Redoubt region because of its light population density, its geographic isolation, a mostly agrarian economy, defendable terrain, plentiful water, and energy independence. That is all. The fact that the majority of the population is fair-skinned is coincidental. The same “racial” makeup is paralleled in Iowa, but I would never recommend it as a retreat locale.
Let me make this abundantly clear: I am an anti-racist and pro-Israel. So are the vast, vast majority of the other people who have intentionally migrated here, in answer to my call. And all of the leading voices of the American Redoubt movement are similarly anti-racist. This includes Alex Barron, who is black. But yet the leftist journalists who cover the American Redoubt movement consistently try to make us look like we secretly harbor some racist sentiments. The fact is that I have no patience or room for accommodation with racists. I consider racism to be profoundly anti-Christian, ignorant, and illogical– so therefore I abhor it. In The Great Commission (Matthew 28: 16-20), Jesus sent his followers out into all nations, to share the gospel in true equality. I take that quite literally. “All nations” means every tongue and tribe, and every skin tone and hair color. I even go so far as to say that there is only one “race”, and that is the Human Race.
The smear campaign against the Redoubt movement can be traced to the ultra-liberals who operate the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC.)  They have a long history of using innuendo to stir up strife and distrust. Their classic tactic is guilt by association. But in my case, they’ve even tried to use what I call guilt by disassociation. They point to statements that I have made to thoroughly distance myself from criminals, racists, and anti-semites, and imply: “Aha! He must be trying to hide something.” Take note: The SPLC is famous for cleverly using loaded words, half-truths, and guilt by association to attempt to destroy the reputations of conservatives. Don’t give any credence to the SPLC’s lies, or to the lies of their minions in the leftist press.
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Accompanying this article in The Sandpoint Reader is another biographical sketch of a Redoubter: Profiles of the Redoubt: Sean Statham 
Down in Idaho’s only “big city”: Man fled bond agents, hit 1 with vehicle in incident sparking ‘shots fired’ call, police say
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Grizzly bear population growing and spreading: An apex predator returns 
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Redoubt News reports: HiTest Smelter – More Questions than Answers .
One more reason to love Wyoming: Dan Starks – Wyoming Museum of Military Vehicles 
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