Brandon Smith Offers Insights on Alternatives and Tough Choices on DestinySurvival Radio

This is not the America we grew up in. We face challenges that call for more than setting aside storage food, water, medical supplies and the usual preps. Are there solutions that work?

Is it time to relocate to a friendlier part of the country?

Are you ready to become part of an independent group of liberty-minded preppers, or start your own group?

Are we headed for a major economic crash?

How shall we deal with the ever increasing totalitarianism we’re experiencing in America?

Brandon Smith of the Alternative Market Project offered insights on alternatives and tough choices on this week’s DestinySurvival Radio. We had a thought provoking discussion about the above questions and more. I really want you to hear it. The link is below.

Perhaps you’ve read articles by Brandon Smith online. But in case you’re not familiar with who he is,, he’s the founder and chief strategist behind the Alternative Market Project. His goal is to create a barter networking hub and educational gathering place for every American across the country who wishes to decouple from our current collapsing financial system and build something better.

He also wants to get people out of their homes and meet face to face to organize meaningful relationships, and eventually, entire free market communities designed to shield cities and states from economic and political danger.

Brandon and I have spoken before. He was my DestinySurvival Radio guest in August of 2011. See my post about that first conversation here.

I invite you to listen to this week’s show where we discussed matters like…

  • Should you relocate to another state, such as Montana? What if you can’t do that?
  • Have the threats we face changed in the past couple of years?
  • How should we deal with increasing government regulations and surveillance?
  • Can activism and working within the system resolve critical issues?
  • What mistake does Brandon hope the government makes?
  • Are more Americans waking up to the need for preparedness?
  • Will a major event collapse the economy, or will we continue downward on a slow burn? What might bring about the collapse of the dollar?
  • Is Bitcoin a means of controlled opposition, rather than a meaningful solution?
  • When you’re involved in a group, how can you keep from being entrapped by an informer or provocateur?
  • Will the United States break apart?

Hear my entire conversation with Brandon Smith by listening to DestinySurvival Radio for January 30, 2014. (Right click to download.) Check out the articles, forums and other helpful info on Brandon’s site at

Incidentally, get more of Brandon’s perspective on Bitcoin here.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

4 thoughts on “Brandon Smith Offers Insights on Alternatives and Tough Choices on DestinySurvival Radio”

  1. Brandon Smith lost all credibility in my eyes when he said: “Bitcoin? Ignore it. Don’t waste your time on Bitcoin.

    This month, he went on to write a tome that completely underlines his utter lack of understanding about Bitcoin called: Bitcoin – The sexiest non solution of all time.

    The most basic thing to understand with Bitcoin is that it is a network protocol that enables peer to peer transactions backed by math and confirmed by thousands of trustless participants.

    I’m thinking that if this was 1993, he would be saying the same thing about the Internet. “It’s created by the Government!” It’s just what the Illuminati want you to use!” “Who needs e-mail anyway!” “You have to know unix commands to navigate!”

    It’s myopic and sad.

    1. I follow the controversy over Bitcoin with interest. Obviously, time will tell as to whether it’s a viable means of transaction. However, what Brandon says about Bitcoin being part of controlled opposition makes a lot of sense to me.

      1. Controlled opposition? Regarding Math? Regarding Peer-to-peer transactions?

        That’s as absurd as claiming Kazaa and Napster were “controlled opposition” by the Music Industry!

        This is the stuff of disruption.

        1. Disruption is the operative word. Could Bitcoin–and other digital currencies–aid in the collapse of the dollar? Is that what we want? As for controlled opposition, Brandon makes sense when he notes the mainstream media ignored Ron Paul at every opportunity in 2012, while now they’re excited about Bitcoin, something that gives the appearance of going against the Establishment.

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