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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Those Still Asleep

Politics have been of particular interest to me for a long time and while I will agree with many readers of these pages that I don't think it matters one bit who will be president during the coming collapse, I have got to say that the message from the Republican Convention was something that any American should be able to endorse.

The hardcore among us know that politics are something close to theater, but I would suggest to anyone to read the words of Ann Romney and understand that if there is anything to fight for, to put one's life in jeopardy to gain it, is the vision of America that Ann Romney professes.

I don't care if there are clever speechwriters and talented speakers to sell their nonsense to us, that is irrelevant. This is the part of the Liberty Movement that can become frustrating at times. Reality of message is sometimes more important than who speaks it or where it comes from.

Let me suggest to the reader that while the convention might be a show, a political song and dance, there are truths that remain and whether those truths are mouthed by people who do, or do not believe them, they are no less true.

Ann Romney's grandfather was a Welsh coal miner who came to America to give his children a better life. It may be a story of long ago to her, a fairy tale of some sort, but that is irrelevant to the issue of the purpose of America.

Lest we forget, the only purpose to fight any conflict with the powers that be, including those one day at the direction of Ann Romney's husband, is to secure the very essence of her convention speech.

For me, the question is simple: Do we struggle against tyranny simply to be free of it ourselves, or to free our children from the iron clasp of its shackles? If it is merely ourselves that we seek to free, it is a simple task, it is accomplished with the slightest wave of the hand.

The purpose for me has always been to destroy it so that it cannot, for a long time, reach its ugly claw into the cradles of our children and grandchildren. To surmise that it is possible to defeat tyranny completely and forever is also a foolish notion. Tyranny is defeated only by the vigilant watchmen of the age.

For too long our watchmen have been asleep, we have allowed them to sleep by our silence and our inaction and the hen has been devoured by the fox. It is ours, then, to rise and defeat the beast and restore what has been stolen. It is ours to fight as our forefathers fought in previous centuries.

America is more than a nation, another seat at the U.N. table as Barack Obama wishes to see it, it is an ideal of freedom, a gospel of liberty to be preached to the darkest corners of the globe, to stand as a beacon to those in danger of dying ghastly deaths at the hands of their rulers.

The gift from our forefathers was a nation conceived in liberty. It doesn't even matter who they were or what they believed or wanted, because the seed of liberty has been planted here, in America. We have fed from that plant and have been infected with the vision of freedom. It is not their vision that matters, but ours; it is not their intent that is at issue, but ours.

I listened to a radio talk show host from a progressive station on my many travels these past weeks and heard him describe those who seek liberty as vermin and "baggers" who don't understand that the words of Jefferson were largely concerning the French Revolution and his concern over its direction at the time. It was then that I realized that it didn't matter what Jefferson was talking about when he said that a "little revolution from time" is a good thing. It doesn't matter what he was talking about when he said that "the tree of liberty must, every once in a while, be visited with the blood of tyrants and patriots," because truth is truth and it doesn't matter to whom it is directed or under what circumstances.

We are here today with almost every protection of the Constitution turned against us. We have watched the destructive hand of government destroy every industry it has touched; we have seen the borders thrown open and the trust of the legitimate vote of the people be plundered before our very eyes. We have endured injury upon injury with no recourse and been offered further injury in its stead. We have been subjected to no greater tyranny than that which brought forth this nation and while we might stand idle, fearing the power of the beast that has been unleashed against us, we will one day stand before it.

Forget the intent of Ann Romney and of the forefathers, whether it was all for personal gain and benefit, or not. The truth is that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights as human beings and that our government has stood to deny them. Whether it was ever written down, or not; whether it was ever meant for us, or not; we either believe that these rights are ours and will fight to secure them, or we will die as slaves securing nothing for our posterity, but slavery.

I don't know when the reckoning will come, when others feel as we do and provide for us the chance to reverse the course we have taken, but every speech, however deceitful and self-serving, that raises the blood of patriots is a welcome clarion call to those still asleep.

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  1. Great article. I have for a long time believed in Devine Intervention. That is the reason I think that this land we call America was left out from Western Culture for so long. Just the name and sound of "America", for some reason I cannot explain, makes me think of Freedom and Opportunity. I truly believe that our land was set aside for an experiement to take place for all to observe, and on their own follow this example of how one should live without the hand of another person guiding another's life.
    Little by little I am seeing this idea being completly lost for future generations and all peoples becomming the ignorant sheep following that guiding hand called government.
    Can anyone tell me what gives one the right to control another's life?

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    1. Mr. Doom and GloomAugust 30, 2012 at 9:37 PM

      To flip the coin sir, is to say that "divine providence" allowed the creation of America to prove to the world that mankind was not fit for liberty.

      Here we are.

      Imagine where we will be.

      Now, after having said that, we'll know when patriots want their liberty back... won't we. But then again, liberty is not a concrete definition, is it. It means different things to many people. To divine providence, it is a concrete set of prerogatives. To man, it is like a worm that turns every which way it desires.

      Adams was correct when he said that liberty was the animated contest of freedom. In that, the prerogatives and the worms are always at enmity with one another.

      If one is to govern himself, then one must be in tune with the prerogatives... otherwise, he is nothing but a worm turning every which way he desires... and that is not liberty... but license. And here we are.

      If mankind was fit for liberty... they'd prove it.

      We'll see... won't we? Time... will tell.

      Or, we'll see a mass orgy of worms... like France, part deux.

      I hope I am wrong. But I have a pretty good feeling... and history, to say that I am not.

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  2. 2 kinds of people in the world,those that want to b left alone,and those that want to tell them how 2 b left alone.u can quote me on that.
    Liberty Valance

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  3. And so it goes. A man on a progressive talk show continues the Progressive meme: re-write history, redefine truth until those who listen to his drivel no longer know the truth. Jefferson _may_ have been speaking of revolutions everywhere, including in France, but his words were meant for what he held dear and fought for: America.

    TL is correct that the words are true whether spoken by Jefferson or Ann Romney, whether about France or America, whether in the 1700's or in 2012. But it is also important not to allow the Left to re-write history, to create New Speak where they redefine our language to mean the opposite of what it once meant, until no man knows where we came from or what is truly important.

    The Left, as through Marshall McLuhan, claims the medium is the message, just as the Left has claimed that the ends justify the means. They use it as a weapon, however. The pen can indeed be mightier than the sword, to destroy as well as to defend. For too long we have allowed the Left to teach our children that the Judeo-Christian values taught in our churches, synagogues and homes are not true. That has to be stopped. We need to speak out when they pervert our language and the truths, the moral values that make us a moral people - the only kind of people for whom a Constitutional Republic will work.

    There will be those who will deride Ann Romney's speech, claiming it means nothing simply because she is the wife of a politician, one running for President. As TL has stated, her message stands on its own, irrespective of whose mouth it issues from, because it is true, true to what America was meant to stand for. The message is the _message_, no matter what the medium of transmission.

    There was a time when I felt that an Obama was necessary, that it would require violence and strife to move America back onto the tracks that were laid when the country was founded. I think we all - especially those who seem to look forward to the conflict - have underestimated how bad that conflict will be when it happens, though. If it must happen now - or never - then let it be. When our women and children suffer we will not be so glad of our chance to restore liberty, if it be possible, but I will nonetheless do what I can to aid in a restoration.

    Just realize that Obama with another four - or more - years to wreck America will do just that. He may very well damage us so badly that restoration is no longer possible. When Churchill wrote this quote, he might have been speaking of an Obama dictatorship:

    "If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

    I would like to think that electing Romney instead of allowing it to fall to Obama might give us one of the other two possibilities spoken of by Churchill. With Obama, I am afraid it will be the last scenario that we are faced with.

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  4. It all requires a good think within the framework of our times. So many Americans have little or no idea of the wisdom and providence of the founding of the USA. Nor are they aware of the consideration and genius of the reasoning of our founders who took the lessons of history, and the nature of what makes us humans what we are, and forged a republic rooted in the natural laws of liberty, property, and wonders of prosperity. It took many decades for liberty to come to fruition, and no less for the first time in all of recorded history, the idea of the rule of law, based on our God given natural individual liberty. It has taken decades for tyranny to supplant liberty, it is going to take time and a great awakening to turn this tide of darkness. Just the taking up of arms in of itself, without the hearts, and cognitive awareness, of Americans that their very lives and freedom are existentially close to extinction, is not enough. We must come together as people, the age of reason must return, as it was reason that created this great nation in the first time. Sure armed redress has its place, but it must be for a reason grounded and founded in justification that all who are honest and interested within their hearts can get behind. The pen is mightier than the sword, but you need that sword to back up the pen when tyrants reign, like today. Like in our great founding. But the sword is not the reason, and reason is not the sword. Victory over tyranny is assured when the reasons are clear, understood, accepted, cherished. And that is where we must go. Just as our founders.

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  5. Now Mr. Davis here, he has his shit together. TL represents reason, the reason for reasoning, the cause of a new age of understanding what and where that reason leads, just as our founders did. That is the redress they accomplished, against all odds, against the odds of all of human history to come before, thousands of years of destitution, not only of the material, but of the heart and spirit. This is where the axiom of exceptionalism of America exists. Our natural unalienable right to liberty, liberty of our lives, property, the fruits of our labor and ingenuity, the creativity and energy of a people unrestrained by the power of men, but set free by the providence of natural law, this amazing thing never experienced in all of the human races history, changed the world. No I contend, it is time again for the next chapter of the legacy of this here republic. Some may contend the future is dark, uncertain, full of doubt, not so, it is the tyrants who see the world through this dark prince's lens of greed, hubris, tyranny, and absolute power. It is they, and always has been these bastards of evil who can only see the dark side of the human condition. It is to their perfect advantage, obviously, they have grown fat on the spoils of tyranny, and they see no reason to give their power up. But you and I, the common folk, the industrious, the faithful, the moral, we are the multitude, we outnumber the tyrants, they know it, it is something we all best right damn quick figure out, or we are fucking toast. And the way to create this change, is to change one mind. That is all it requires, just one mind, enlighten one person in your life to the beauty of what Liberty is. That one mind will do the same for another. It is hearts and minds 1st, then if the tyrants get nasty, well it will be time to start shooting the bastards. Because you then have been backed into a corner, and there is nothing for it but to go forward in the best sense of it.

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  6. Now R&R, if they usurp the usurper in November, the dynamic changes, the outright tyranny and destruction of Liberty gets a reprieve of a sort. But make no mistake, the great awakening will have had a fundamental part in supplanting the dark prince and his disciples. We ain't by no means out of the woods, but it will be a start in the right direction. Who knows what Romney and Ryan portend. They could well be two lying sacks of shit who with the help of the right side tyrants just conned us big time, again, who will sell us out to another brand of tyranny. A softer gentler kind. Velvet handcuffs and all. If not, those two got a tiger by the tail, because they will have to purge the ranks of the leviathan of the unaccountable potentates pulling in inordinate salaries and benefits. Never mind the power they wield with impunity. Not to mention the power of the 12 families banking cartel aka the "Federal Reserve", which is neither.
    We'll see pretty soon.
    Go forth, change a mind, lift up the heart and spirit of another with the providence of the idea of Liberty.
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