Louis Amoss, who was the founder of International Service of
Information Incorporated, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Col. Amoss
died more than twenty-five years ago, but during his life was a tireless
opponent of communism, as well as a skilled Intelligence Officer.
Col. Amoss first wrote of Leaderless Resistance on April 17, 1962.
His theories of organization were primarily directed against the
threat of eventual Communist take-over in the United States. The
present writer, with the benefit of having lived many years beyond
Col. Amoss, has taken his theories and expounded upon them. Col.
Amoss feared the Communists. This author fears the federal government.
Communism now represents a threat to no one in the United States,
while federal tyranny represents a threat to everyone . The writer
has joyfully lived long enough to see the dying breaths of communism,
but may, unhappily, remain long enough to see the last grasps of
freedom in America.
and daughters necessary to fight off ever increasing persecution
and oppression, this essay is offered. Frankly, it is too close to
call at this point. Those who love liberty, and believe in freedom
enough to fight for it are rare today, but within the bosom of every
once great nation, there remains secreted, the pearls of former
greatness. They are there. I have looked into their sparking eyes;
sharing a brief moment in time with them as I passed through this
life. Relished their friendship, endured their pain, and they mine.
We are a band of brothers, native to the soil gaining strength one
from another as we have rushed head long into a battle that all the
weaker, timid men, say we can not win. Perhaps...but then again,
perhaps we can. It's not over till the last freedom fighter is
buried or imprisoned, or the same happens to those who would destroy
years. The passage of time will make it clear to even the more slow
among us that the government is the foremost threat to the life,
and liberty of the folk. The government will no doubt make today's
oppressiveness look like grade school work compared to what they
have planned in the future. Meanwhile, there are those of us who
continue to hope that somehow the few can do what the many have
not. We are cognizant that before things get better they will
certainly get worse as government shows a willingness to use ever
more severe police state measures against dissidents. This changing
situation makes it clear that those who oppose state repression
must be prepared to alter, adapt, and modify their behavior, strategy,
and tactics as circumstances warrant. Failure to consider new methods
and implement them as necessary will make the government's efforts
at suppression uncomplicated. It is the duty of every patriot to
make the tyrant's life miserable. When one fails to do so he not
only fails himself, but his people.