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Outlaw Moles: Now more important than ever

If you’re hidden and submerged stay that way. Look at it this way: if the people who hid Jews in their attics had come out early to defend them, they too would be in the camps and unable to help. We’re already past the point where “a brave stand” will help. The left knows they’re losing. They can’t understand why, but they know they’re losing, and they’re angry and murderous because of it. And they won’t let go, until it all explodes in their faces. So if you are hidden, stay thus, and get ready to hide people in your metaphorical attic. Because those like me who are exposed, if they have a good bit of luck, just might manage to make it there.

The quote is from a recent blog by Sarah Hoyt.

Her posts are long, thoughtful, readable, and did I mention long? But every one of them I’ve ever read has been more than worthwhile. The above was almost a throwaway near the end of a writing about the perilous future we face, just one item in her recommendations on evaluating and preparing for danger.

But in that one simple paragraph she makes a very important point — and reminds me I haven’t addressed you Freedom Outlaw Moles in a while. I’m overdue. And Sarah’s right in perhaps more ways than she realizes. We noisier or more risk-taking Freedom Outlaws need our Mole friends more than ever — and the world needs you, too.


First, an itty-bitty review of what a Freedom Outlaw is:

A Freedom Outlaw is (loosely) somebody who cares so much about freedom that he or she will go after it regardless of any laws or regulations blocking the way. Will go after it personally. Not petition for it. Not write letters for it. Not vote for it. But GO for it.

Also, a Freedom Outlaw has panache. Think Robin Hood. Think V. …

Freedom Outlaw. It’s not what you do; it’s how you do it. It’s an attitude — from which actions always follow. It’s a do-it-yourself occupation. And a lifetime vocation.

And on Freedom Outlaw Moles, specifically:

The Mole lives an exemplary life, obeying all possible laws, filing taxes, crossing the street only in crosswalks, holding a respectable job (maybe even a government job) … but on the side and in silence gives help to freedom causes and freedomistas. Or saves herself up for the day when a single act of sabotage or whistleblowing can bring down an enemy of liberty.

More on all the Freedom Outlaw types and characteristics here.


Of all Freedom Outlaws (Mole, Ghost, Agitator, and the late-addition Cockapoo) Moles have the toughest job.

Ghosts have to struggle ever more valiantly to maintain their obsessive Deep Privacy in a world of omni-surveillance. Agitators risk cancellation, loss of livelihood and reputation, or even arrest. Cockapoos? Well, that’s an interesting story about which I may write another post. But Ghosts and Agitators are both doing what comes naturally. Their freedomista efforts express their most heartfelt convictions. When they face difficulties and risks it’s in the cause of doing what they most heartily believe in.

The Freedom Mole, on the other hand, lives a fractured life. In many ways it’s the classic life of a secret agent — and I’m not talking James Bond. No hordes of sexy partners, well-shaken martinis, Aston-Martins, or fancy gadgets for most hidden agents, including agents of freedom. It’s just the ever-stressful balancing act of living one way while believing another — of having to bite your tongue rather than expressing what you really think — of feeling like a hypocrite merely for going to work every day — of long periods of doing nothing useful while awaiting an opportunity for your deep burrowing within the system to pay off — of supporting people and causes you care about only in the most covert or second-hand ways.

If Freedom Outlaws are defined by what they DO, the Mole is often stuck in the limbo of either doing nothing or needing every day to do things he inwardly opposes.

But, Dear Moles, you time to shine is coming.


What are some things Freedom Moles can do?

  • Channel information to Freedom Outlaw Agitators from inside NGOs, corporations, government agencies, the “justice” system, or other establishment operations.
  • Give financial support to individual Freedom Outlaw Ghosts and Agitators; to freedomista writers on Substack or blogs; or to organizations like FIRE, the Mises Institute, the Institute for Justice, FEE, or other (often tax-deductable!) groups that work for freedom. This option may not be open to those Freedom Outlaw Moles who are in positions requiring the deepest, deepest cover (say, those who have high-level security clearances and have to pretend to be as pure as Caesar’s wife). But it’s a great way for Moles in more common positions both to support causes they care about and reassure themselves that they really are doing something useful even when their day-to-day lives seem mired in excessive conformity.
  • Increase preparedness efforts with emphasis on someday feeding and supplying Outlaw fugitives (who may be anything from literal freedom warriors to activists who’ve been driven underground by tyrannical laws or enforcement policies).
  • Quietly offer their ordinary work expertise (whether it be coding, public relations, photography, financial advice, mechanic skills, or any one of a myriad other needed abilities) to help either individual freedomistas or freedom-based organizations.
  • In a non-firebrand way, politely nudge friends and relatives toward the concepts of liberty. Catch doubt, confusion, or nascent cynicism in another person’s mind and make gentle but potent suggestions toward new ways of thinking. (Never, ever hammer anybody over the head with freedom ideas or with criticism of their own stupidity or ignorance if you want to win them over to freedom; this won’t work and it could blow your cover.)
  • Blow whistles loud and clear when whistles badly need blowing. Do a Snowden. Or a Manning (but with more caution than Manning acted). Or very quietly slip something important to one of the few remaining trustworthy journalists.
  • Raise great children. Take them out of government education camps. Teach them self-reliance skills. And history. And philosophy. And curiosity. And thrift.
  • Be mentors to the potentially great children of others.
  • Monkeywrench the systems they are part of. While opportunities for freelance monkeywrenching have shrunk since the UNPatriot Act and the growth of omni-surveillance, there are still plentiful opportunities within the workplace (especially government workplaces where employees rarely ever get fired). Commit acts of misspelling or bad data entry. Accidentally delete information. Use statistics in a misleading way. Accidentally copy emails to the wrong people. Break machinery (the original definition of monkeywrenching). Write clunky code. (For years I used to say the IRS’s barely functional, hugely expensive, half-worthless computer systems were designed by happy libertarians — and who knows, it might even have been true.) Make bureaucracy and tyranny NOT WORK.
  • “Hide Jews in the attic.” And when this time comes there’s no telling who these might be. The only certainty is that when the day for this is upon us, innocents will be at grave risk and no matter how inactive they may have previously been, true Moles will step up.


One thing a Mole does NOT do is pat herself on the back, then fail to act when push comes to shove. If you sit on your arse for years thinking, “Oh, lookit me. I’m such a cool Outlaw Mole,” but you never actually do anything at all using your Mole tunnel to preserve, restore, or build freedom, then you really are a hypocrite. And chickensh*t besides.

Unfortunately many true Moles have to live with self doubt around that very issue — particularly if they’re the kind of Moles who by dint of their placement must stay “pure” while they watch and wait for one grand opportunity to act. For instance, what was going through Edward Snowden’s mind during the part of his career before he decided to act for freedom and against his Deep State bosses? He may have had some long times of wondering what the heck he was doing in his job and whether he himself was part of the problem.

But he did act — and acted both bravely and intelligently — when the time was right.

Moles have the hard job of being relatively low key and often seemingly idle. If Sarah Hoyt is correct (and IMHO in some aspects she may even be too optimistic), then Moles will eventually have one of the hardest jobs of all — risking everything that is “normal” and secure and familiar to save lives and save freedom.


  1. Granny
    Granny May 3, 2021 12:46 pm

    What a thrill to read this post!! Thank you Claire. I too have felt very strongly that we need to “go underground”. Some feel that now is the time to be bold and loud and force change. I do not. I think that time has passed. There are exceptions, of course, and I’ve seen it recently in various school districts where the parents have said “Enough!” and successfully replaced the school board, the mayor, and other elected officials by turning up the heat so high that they quit. Or something like that.

    The people who escaped the worst of the World Wars in Europe, were tuned in, saw the handwriting on the wall, and acted quickly. Some left their countries early on. Many sent their children away, into the country to live on family farms or with relatives. The ones who caught the worst of it kept telling themselves that things weren’t so bad. With the truth right in front of them, they refused to believe that a neighbor, for instance, would turn them over to the Gestapo. Even the churches were complicit in the deaths of millions of Jews, thinking that if they cooperated they would be spared.

    Every student of history KNOWS that when a country falls, none are spared. I have a saying: Marx was an idealist; Lenin a fool; and Stalin just killed everyone. Whether we are talking about the Russian Revolution, or Nazi Germany, or Communist China, or Venezuela, the trends are the same. Freedom of speech usually goes first, disarming the populace comes quickly afterwards.

    I don’t know if we can save the Republic. I pray we can. My part, being rather frail and too old, is to quietly and resolutely throw as much sand as I can in the machinery, to quietly influence my family and friends, and to pray. I refuse to cooperate and will not comply. We desperately need the moles, buried deep within the system to hold the line, to do their damndest when the time comes to trip the beast, throw a wrench in the gears, to provide intelligence to Freedomistas everywhere.

    The public school “system” has become indoctrination centers. Parents who refuse to believe that and leave their children in the schools are jeopardizing not only their children, but their own safety and security. Their children will turn against them. We see much of that now. We see self-centered, entitled, “brats” out looting and burning things down because muh Justice! And they’re politically protected because it fits in with the globalists’ plans for America. They too will be discarded after their usefulness expires. It happens every time. Every single time.

    Too long! Your post resonated with me. Thank you

  2. Toirdhealbheach Beucail
    Toirdhealbheach Beucail May 3, 2021 3:12 pm

    Well, there you go. I am a mole. Had no idea (well, to be fair, perhaps I did).

    I, too, believe it is the era of the mole. At the same time, I am beginning to be (hesitantly) a bit hopeful, if only because I see signs of people beginning to understand – perhaps at a very base level – that what is going on is hurting them, personally. And that is ultimately how change happens – when people become convinced the status quo endangers their own positions, possessions, livelihoods, and personal being.

    Until then, to quote The Lion King 1 1/2: “Dig a tunnel, dig dig a tunnel – Quick, before the hyaena come…”

  3. kentmcmanigal
    kentmcmanigal May 3, 2021 3:53 pm

    One of the worst parts of being a Freedom Outlaw Mole has got to be the knowledge that other Freedom Outlaws probably hate you, seeing you as just another statist tool. Do it anyway, because you know you can’t really blame them based on what they see you doing every day.

  4. Just Waiting
    Just Waiting May 3, 2021 8:10 pm

    I guess I’m sorta an Outlaw mole, but one of the above ground kind. Maybe an Agitating (agitated?) Mole. But still Freedom Outlaw all the way.

    Kent, it wasn’t 15 minutes after I recently got appointed to an office that someone who barely knew me said “you’re one of them now” called me corrupt and a sell out. When my laughter subsided, I asked what would make him think so. He went on about me becoming one of the good ol boys, blah, blah, blah. When he finally had enough I asked “What makes you think I’ve changed from what you’ve seen of me in the past?” I told him and everyone in earshot “I told them I don’t want this job and they don’t want me to have it, but it is what it is and I have it. I still have zero trust and little or no respect for any of them, and I don’t think they fully appreciate this yet, but now I control their purse strings, so you keep standing here in the hallway complaining, I’m going to my office and doing something about”

    2 months later I filed charges of theft of public money against the prince of tptb. No one’s calling me a sellout anymore, and I’m taking it down from within in true mole fashion.

  5. Val E. Forge
    Val E. Forge May 3, 2021 10:01 pm

    Kent – Very good, concise post.

    I am a retired three decade plus government school teacher and, I like to think, a Freedom Mole. And God, yes, I know what it’s like to go to work each day feeling like a hypocrite. About 20 years ago I had a marksmanship club and as part of “gun safety” talked about the Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights (specifically 2A) and what a Republic truly is. I did it on my own time but ultimately had to dump it. I’d never try it now.

  6. Val E. Forge
    Val E. Forge May 3, 2021 11:54 pm

    Comrade X – Great posters!

  7. Val E. Forge
    Val E. Forge May 3, 2021 11:59 pm

    T.B. – Also to quote the first Lion King. In the immortal words of Raffigi, “Eet ees time!”

  8. GR21
    GR21 May 4, 2021 12:01 am

    Learn to make EVERYTHING YOU NEED without electricity, internet, outside help(unless you trust them) etc. Access to water, growing land, game, fuel. Learn how to make ammunition, gunpowder(3 chemicals), reload primers, cast bullets etc. Clean every damn rusty piece of 2A iron you have and get it working correctly and sighted-in. Learn to practice trigger control without firing(making noise). Learn to fix electronics, learn to fix mechanical things, learn Archimedes levers, ram pumps for water, digging seeps/wells, purifying water and air. Using all sorts of household items the “wrong” way…food storage, water storage fuel storage. Etc., etc., etc. Almost everything THEY tell you is a lie. Treat them in kind. Cultivate alternate identities and documents. Be a “grey man/woman”, it is a lonely road or you could treat it like a game…Have a fake digital persona. Learn defensive/offensive driving techniques. Document forging has it’s uses(be smart). Don’t take yourself out of the race early. Make your OWN plan. Learn martial arts(if you can-almost everyone can). Have a plan to KEEL everyone you meet-if only in your mind. Always know the EXITS. BELIEVE that you WILL PREVAIL. Love Yourself, Your Family and your good Neighbors. Consider NOT loving convenience and comfort and the world too much. It is ALL DYING. REPENT & Make peace with YOUR MAKER. You can have full RESTORATION and REDEMPTION in Yeshua/Christ Jesus your Savior. Meditate and Contemplate. The Law and the Promise-Law of Attraction…Good Things come to those who WAIT. Know the three personality/incarnations: Alpha (wolves/takers), Beta (sheep/food), Gamma (not beta, not alpha but can be SEEN as either…Sheepdog). Gamma fights off the wolves, but also knows the wolves come in sheep’s clothing. Make a spider hole. Make a Ghillie suit. Always have the sun at your back during an op etc. You can use the most potent and devastating weapon…YOUR MIND. Practice it. Remember: GOD WINS!

  9. Noah Body
    Noah Body May 4, 2021 6:30 am

    According to a recent post by Dr. Mercola, it is now a crime to dispute the official COVID narrative:

    Relevant quote:

    “Politicians in January 2021 managed to pass the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act. This piece of legislation was hidden in a 2,100-page bill that now provides the government with enormous legal authority to prosecute anyone for “crime” of disagreeing with the official narrative that the vaccine is the ONLY approved approach to treat or prevent COVID-19. Here is the relevant portion of this Act:

    This Act makes it unlawful under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act for any person, partnership, or corporation to engage in a deceptive act or practice in or affecting commerce associated with the treatment, cure, prevention, mitigation, or diagnosis of COVID-19 or a government benefit related to COVID-19.”

    Looks like the First Amendment, medical freedom, and academic freedom just went down the toilet.

    I’m over 60, and this is the scariest political climate I have ever seen in my life. The time to work within the system is over. It’s time to burrow down and hope the lunacy ends soon and try to survive to come the other side of it.

  10. Zorost
    Zorost May 4, 2021 9:29 am

    Hiding people in attics is only worthwhile if there is an army of liberation on the way. There is no such army coming to save us. I don’t know how people think the Left is losing; they just blatantly stole an election, then purged the military, then continued purging public communication (back in the old days, they’d seize the radio and TV stations.) In the game of coups, that is what winning looks like.

    Let’s say the recounts show that an election-changing number of states had fraud; does anyone honestly think the Left is going to give up power peacefully? Even if they do, demographic change is such that within a decade or so the Left will have a permanent lock on the presidency and then Congress.

  11. Comrade X
    Comrade X May 4, 2021 6:12 pm

    I just watched this powerful video;

    The Manufacturing of a Mass Psychosis – Can Sanity Return to an Insane World

    I feel as if what Claire is saying ties right into this video, BTW what we face today is nothing new to this world and how we defeat it is as it has been defeated before.

    As Claire indicates there are jobs for us all in this fight and we must each fight in the capacity that is available to us.

    This battle is not gaged by how long it may take but only that it will take as long as it requires for freedom to bring light to our dark skies again.

    Let’s all be Freedom Outlaws until the law becomes one with freedom and liberty.

  12. John Wilder
    John Wilder May 4, 2021 9:37 pm

    One action at a time.

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