We are the men of our times. It is ours to do with liberty as we will. Yes, you will go faceless and nameless into the abyss of history if you do nothing and choose to suffer the injustices of an illegal and oppressive government. I am warm on a cold February night as are most of you. I have a television and microwave popcorn as well as the next man, but inside there burns a desire for liberty.
It is ours to choose. We are the men of our times, the keepers of our own legacy. What will they say of us as time goes by? Would you prefer to have been with Washington, Grant, Lee, Eisenhower or Patton? That was not our duty, ours is not so clear and obvious leadership to reward with obedience. We are left to our own leadership, our own responsibility for our actions and our inaction.
It is easy to see that the price for standing firm before the onslaught of regulations and invasions of privacy is prison. They do not offer us battle, they are too clever for that. Battle would give us legitimacy and pride. That will never happen. Instead they will continue to heap upon us shame and derision.
We are the men of our times. We are given two paths, action or inaction. With action we secure our places within the walls of prison to be left to rot, perhaps never seeing freedom again. With inaction we secure our places within a rotten society, perhaps never seeing freedom again. We are not allowed glory, that is for another time. We are not allowed honor, that is for another time. We are not allowed admiration, that is for another time.
We are the men of our times. It is my greatest wish to be with all of you in a clear and defined battle against the enemies of liberty and the Constitution. I would ride right now with weapons in hand to the sound of the bugle. We have no lands to defend from invaders, we have no culture to protect, we have no leaders to raise a banner. We are solitary in our resistance and alone in our punishments. We can be dismissed and disregarded as criminals, as nuts, as right-wing zealots. We are a minority within our own land, visionaries beyond the sight of the average citizen. We are the sacrifices to be made for the better good.
We are the men of our times and I ask you to know your role. It is to suffer in obscurity, to accept your punishments in silence. There will be no band, no honor guard at your imprisonment, there will be no honor in it. They will not allow you these luxuries of legitimacy. Look not toward the great battles of the U.S. military, you do not belong to that organization. This is the toughest part of our times, to know that those we look up to, that we wish to emulate are the heroes of the force that we must engage. We have but two options, to win a battle against the forces we admire, or to turn those forces to our cause. Your role, in these times, is to be the resistance, expose the brutality of the illegal government, for if the government was not illegitimate, we would have no reason to resist.
We are the men of our times, not the times before or after, but this moment, to this purpose and this cause. Like it or not, this is the hand we are dealt and if you will not join me, let me join you, but resist in every way you can and I will be there to share your cell.
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