If you were signed up for our Email Alerts system, you'd have seen this! For those who have not, for liability's sake, for awareness of the threat, for our professional development in our preparedness, here is the reason for our closure on November the 4th:
It's become apparent that numerous Omega clients are not aware of the ANTIFA threats which are scheduled to materialize in just a week's time. In order to bring our clients' awareness levels up, the store will be CLOSED on Saturday, November the 4th, in the name of ANTIFA awareness.
I recommend a weekend of checking your preparedness supplies and plans. There are always things to do in the community, but there are things that need done at home, too. Why not make this one of those weekends to stay in, get some projects done, spend some time with the family (or self) and review your preparations -- perhaps nothing happens, but it's good to drill.
Whether you stay home or you are out and about, I recommend raising your alert and readiness levels. Take an extra moment to scan the sidewalk, roads, or crowds. If you don't carry concealed on a daily basis, this is a weekend to make sure your gear is in good order. Drill in your mind. Practice different scenarios which might take place in your mind. Envision how you might react.
Speaking of drills, the Department of Defense is coincidentally running a nationwide "communications inoperability" drill in conjunction with amateur radio (HAM) operators. The scenario is a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) from the sun, which amounts to a "lights out" EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack causing a nationwide communications blackout. Wouldn't that be something.
If you haven't read our article on EMP, here's the link.
Who is ANTIFA anyway? Oddly, the group has its roots in NAZI Germany. How about that. Of course, the network media outlets don't really mention it. Seems more like they tacitly approved of ANTIFA, although the Feds have deemed them now a domestic terrorist group. Recently, perhaps in reaction to this, ANTIFA has changed its name to "Resist Fascism" -- as they plan violent attacks for the 4th.
Here's a quick run-down of ANTIFA in a WaPo article (linked here):
"Mark Bray, a Dartmouth lecturer who has defended antifa’s violent tactics, recently explained in The Post, “Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists” who believe that physical violence “is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective.” In other words, they are no different from neo-Nazis. Neo-Nazis are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that killed 25 million people last century. Antifa members are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that, according to “The Black Book of Communism,” killed between 85 million and 100 million people last century. Both practice violence and preach hate. They are morally indistinguishable. There is no difference between those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Hitler and Himmler and those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Stalin and Dzerzhinsky."
They use the flag of communists. The origins of ANTIFA or "Antifaschistische Aktion" may indeed be hunting down rival NAZI socialists, which is where the narrative of their "for the people" and "against racists/supremicists" comes from, but I personally am failing to see the "fascism" they are fighting.
What I see is a bunch of lawless, sanctimonious, mis-, under-, and dis-informed communist extremists who are largely complaining about exaggerated problems, trying to justify violence. I urge you to do some googling on ANTIFA, their plans, origins, and future. Do not underestimate them.
Store is CLOSED next Saturday, the 4th. Get in here this week if you need anything.