Here's the question: Is it better to let someone lead who is so intent upon it that his leadership will provide cohesion to the Liberty Community? We are now a ragged bunch of individuals seeking only self-defense against a tyranny better thought out, better prosecuted than our efforts toward liberty. We are behind, struggling with some manner of discourse with our fellow citizens that will wake them up, that will save them so that we might have reinforcements. But, we are approaching the moment when we can no longer look out for the sports enthusiasts and game show attendees among us.
If we banded together tightly, how many would there be? 300? I doubt it. What is that? One thousandth of one percent of the population?
I am not being defeatist, but I have watched this community being ripped apart, divided from the beginning. Two factions become five, five become twelve until we are doing nothing more than sitting alone in our bunkers waiting for the knock on the door to make our individual valiant attempt at resistance.
Principle? There are only a few left to us, stand together or die alone. Those are principles. Honesty, integrity, truthfulness, purity? I don't know. I can have them for myself, but do I distance myself from all of those who do not? That would leave precious few in my tribe. Anyone could be an agent provocateur, anyone, so who do you trust? No one, that's who and so again, one is alone in the bunker.
Who trusts you? Why should they? Would you put your life in MY hands, the lives of your wives and children? I wouldn't. Again, alone.
Were an FBI, DHS, LEO intent on sowing discord and division, it could not be done any better than this.
I have been quiet these past weeks knowing all of this, wondering if I should say something, or just melt away. It doesn't take much to fall off the radar, to become invisible. Shut down the blog, go away. As easy as tending to my own, I distance myself from everyone and everything. I have fought this compulsion steadily, so before I go...
Let me break something to you: we need a leader. The process of divining that very individual is happening now, whether that is clear to everyone, or not. I don't care who it is, to be honest with you. Pick anyone you want, pick the DHS agent among us for all I care, it can't have any greater disaster written on it than all of this bickering and name-calling and dividing up sides.
I had greater hopes for the Liberty Community, the Threepers, et al. There is the supposition that by being local that we will somehow survive the first die-off...and then what? We emerge to a scene out of the French Revolution where the FSA vilifies and destroys the capitalists and constitutionalists? Many more of them than us and they don't need guns.
I have been accused many times of not seeing the whole picture, of not buying into the program, of being naive, of not prepping enough, of not buying enough guns, etc. Here's how naive I am: as I see this playing out there won't be much to survive for.
My dreams had been to help an unwilling public come to grips with the facts that will readily reveal themselves to one and all. I had hopes that I might be able to convince more to fight for the rights given to us by God and secured by the Second Amendment. Now, I see that the unity we needed to accomplish anything...anything is being squandered in an attempt to commandeer and control the movement.
Well, by all means, get to it. If you intend to lead, then step out there and claim leadership, let the few who refuse your leadership fall by the wayside. If you can, bring this motley crew to bear, shape it up, get it ready to fight and lead. I'll follow, if you are competent.
One thing I know, we should not be worrying about setting aside stores, those should have been secured long ago. Guns, again, long ago. What we should be doing is building tactical teams and being given orders to secure this, or disrupt that...and we are not. We won't do it on our own, individually, I have seen how well that works out.
So, I say again, I will forgive your lack of integrity, your lack of honesty about your intent, your lack of purity to the ideals of the founders, let others worry about that. It is time to lead and if we are not ready to follow, shame on us, if you are not ready to lead, shame on you.
Here's how naive I am.