There comes a time when almost everything that needs to be said has been said. While I am not going to shut down any of these websites, I can say that for my part I have said most of what I have to say. The issues are not changing. The degrees to which liberty is being stolen is only increasing. The ways and instances of unconstitutional actions by the government are multiplying, erasing our rights one by one. No one will stand to defend them.
I have looked out on the nation, straining my eyes to see the coming wave of patriotic defenders of liberty and am lost in darkness and (mostly) alone. I have called for action into the hollowness and received echoes. I have taken small steps of resistance on my own, but they are a pathetic cry of futility if they are anything at all.
There are those like Bill Nye who have put their ass on the line for their beliefs. I have done the same in certain ways, though not as boldly as he has. There are others, who, from within their personal limits, have taken steps toward resistance. All of these things are done from comfort, upholding one principle, but letting others go. There is resistance, but not engagement; there is defiance, but not subversion. Mayberry has, from within his principled limitations, done as much as possible to deny TPTB their coin. I encourage all of these actions, but recognize their ultimate limits.
The reason there is a limit to what we will all do, is that none of us want to go to prison. None of us want our families to suffer for our political stance and beliefs. We all think that there will come a time when climbing out of the hole and making a stand will be necessary, though we disagree on the justification for that act.
We are held captive to our own sense of propriety. I don't want to be labeled a mere vandal, though I find vandalizing government property, disrupting their communication, interfering with their capabilities to disseminate information a legitimate target in this struggle. It is no different from what our troops make a priority in any conflict: disrupt command and control through the use of destruction. I don't want to be labeled a tax cheat, but I find refusing to pay taxes wherever and whenever possible a legitimate means of starving the monkey. I don't want to be labeled a criminal, but I refuse to answer threatening letters from the IRS, or the Colorado Department of the Treasury. I just won't.
No matter what I do, it will all be made to look cheap and radical. Making a fool of resistance is the best way to discourage it. The government is smarter than to legitimize these actions by confronting them with force, that might lead to the rising out of the hole scenario that they dread. It is much easier to arrest one or two of us and label the whole liberty movement as ridiculous extremists. They can't wait for us to make some sort of overt move, but they can't expose and ridicule a series of seemingly unrelated inconveniences to their operations.
While I might grow weary of saying the same things I have said a million times, I will not grow tired of shoving a broomstick into the spokes of the wheel of injustice. I would rather act than speak, do than tell. But, if we were able to safely cause continued havoc and disrupt their operations as often as possible we would be able to effect an outcome with little or no threat to ourselves. One might say that to do so would be to prevent the authorities from taking legitimate action, to which I would reply that there is no legitimate action of a government in clear and absolute violation of the social contract we refer to as the Constitution of the United States of America.
Even if the authorities were able to do good, it would be from the seed of violence against the people. They might catch thieves, but if the imprisonment of the innocent is the method, no good can be done. This is the TSA in a nutshell. They propose to ensure safety by subjecting all to illegal searches and seizures that are in violent contradiction with the social contract.
I believe, at this point in time, there has been enough injustice done to recognize our government as being in violation of the treaty between the American people and their government. They have exceeded the reasonable exception clause in the Declaration of Independence and have become destructive to the causes for which this nation was established. It is not our right, but our duty to our posterity to do something about it. To starve the monkeys; to deny them the coin; to disrupt their communication; to hinder their operations in whatever way possible: through lawsuits; through vandalism; through resistance of any sort.
Graciously linked and quoted at Western Rifle Shooters Association.
Graciously linked at III% Patriots.
Graciously linked and quoted at It's About Liberty.