Grow or Die

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Unless you have been living under a rock and not reading our website, you know things are heating up in the war for America’s soul. Currently, antifa is marching openly against common decency, rule of law, and plain old common sense. They are numerous, to be sure, but they will be stopped because our side has more skill and resolve than theirs.
But even when they are shut down, or have to mutate into something else, the war won’t be over. Not by a long shot. The festering poison that is Progressivism has been rotting away our country for far too long. The infrastructure needs an overhaul of a titanic effort. Those that seek to undermine America will have to be rooted out and exposed to be rendered powerless. The war will wage on.
One of our weak points is food production. Only around 2% of the population works in the agricultural business, providing the rest of us with food.
Now, in a high trust, homogenous society, this wouldn’t be a cause for concern. But we don’t live in such a society. It’s a cause for concern.
We have a few options here.

  1. Support the farmers. If you know one, let him know there’s a whole bunch of us that have his back. I suspect too many think they’ll be left high and dry when push comes to “weapons free, commence firing”. If you don’t know one, maybe it would be a good time to befriend one.
  2. Learn how to grow your own food. This can range from as little as a tomato plant up to enough food for your family.
  3. Become a farmer. This is the hardest one to do. Farming has become a strange and twisted financial landscape with many traps for the unwary or careless.

Our complacent lifestyle can easily be disrupted. If we wait to respond after the face, it will be much harder for us. Now the time to grow.
To that end I want to highlight a couple of books that I’ve read and found to be a lot of help, both by David the Good.
We here at the Men of the West don’t get any sort of kickback if you buy David’s books. We don’t make a single penny of you buy anything from David. He’s solid, someone who I can recommend without reservation.
Start with at least this two books:

  1. “Grow or Die” (which, indeed, inspired the title of this post) 
  2. “Compost Everything”

He’s got other books but start with these two.
Once you get a taste, find out more at his excellent website:
You can also enjoy his youtube channel.
If you have questions, send him an email. If he can’t get you started on growing your own food, no one can.


  1. “Now, it a high trust, homogenous society, this wouldn’t be a cause for concern. But we don’t live in such a society.”
    This sentence needs fixing. And, I heartily second the above book recommendations.

  2. I bought “grow or die”. Excellent book. Very funny. Overflowing with simple quality advice combined with a contagious enthusiasm. David is like a personable server bringing you an easy to digest appetizer that leaves you with a greater hunger for the thicker, meatier main course of primary sources which he conveniently points you towards.

  3. Plan now for the future. Moving every couple of years in sterile suburbs is not a plan for the future. Stay in one spot in an area not likely to become more diverse, then start planting the fruit trees, shrubs, etc. that need years to mature, then play with root crops and livestock. Choose someplace where you can have a couple of chickens, rabbits, or a goat/pig. Butcher them yourself.
    Then trade with neighbors doing the same thing. Self-reliance isn’t really an option in the modern world, but your adaptability is a far better tool in your toolbag than anything else.

    • Excellent advice. And this is so true: “Self-reliance isn’t really an option in the modern world, but your adaptability is a far better tool in your toolbag than anything else.”
      I kind of cringe when I hear/read people talking about total self-sufficiency, as it’s largely a fools’ game. Otherwise known as subsistence farming and a road to a very poor life.
      Of course when it gets right down to it most of them aren’t truly thinking of TOTAL self-sufficiency, as they instinctively realize they need to trade with others for goods/services (or at least they run into this reality very quickly). So mostly it’s just sloppy thinking/semantics. But there are those who end up learning this lesson the really hard way, and sometimes pay with their lives.

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