Lies of Omission

Lies of Omission
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sometimes, You Deserve It

My duty was to deliver a DVD of Lies of Omission to Larry Pratt, then, on the way to the screening on May 20th in Canon City, CO, I wanted to stop by David Codrea and one of our producers Eben Hawkins. Eben has been a stalwart and a dedicated part of this film. I looked forward to meeting him and talking about the film, letting him have his say as to what he thought could be better.

Eben and I spent some time roaming the hills where he lives, checking out coal mines and oil wells. A new puppy was being brought along on behavior, we had some breakfast and watched Lies of Omission. Some constructive criticism was exchanged and finally, we parted ways.

I called to see if David Codrea would be able to see me and watch the film. When he responded that he would I headed in that direction, a few hours further on and I arrived at his house. We had some single-malt and  a great conversation with his two bright and inquisitive sons. It was one of those evenings that stay with me long into my life.

So, as I headed to Colorado, feeling pretty sure that I was going to make it there in plenty of time to do some last minute "get out the vote" campaigns to drive people to the Screening we had set up. It all seemed pretty good, the film had been positively received by Eben and David and Larry hadn't had time to view it yet. I was still thinking about the phone call David made for me that put me in touch with Mark Walters of Armed American Radio, when the sun started to break over the flatlands in Eastern Colorado.

Now, I had been aware of a cold front, a snowstorm bearing down on Colorado that weekend and I had made phone calls to see how it "really" was where I was heading. But then, I was caught completely by surprise by a frozen over, Hwy 24. In less that 2 miles it went from basically dry road to a complete sheet of ice.  And, while I was able to maintain my vehicle on its path, the person approaching me did not. The minivan broke free in the back and the front end came pushing into my lane. There was no time to stop anything or swerve out of the way. There was time to brace for impact, which is what I did.

A few seconds later I was sitting in a wadded up Chevy Malibu with a broken leg, now when I say a broken leg, that isn't completely accurate. The fact is, my foot had been broken off of my leg. held in place by my boot and jeans, but there was a definite "C" shape just above my ankle that went halfway up my shin. The Tibula and the Fibula, both are necessary to hold your foot on and mine were broken off.

I don't know why this happened, all the minute decisions that went into me being on that piece of road at that time are incalculable. That whole day, when I normally drive straight through, was filled with hems and haws and delays. I stopped to sleep about 5 times, something I usually don't do, but maybe once or twice. I decided, by the looks of the road, that it would be safe to get off the interstate at Hwy 24 and go the easier, less traveled route.

Nothing ever answers the plan God has for us, all the second-guessing in the world never quite produces a satisfactory answer. Here is what I know right now, it will be close to 5 months before I will be able to put weight on my foot. What does that mean? Okay, pain, but what it tells me is that I have not been a very good husband, or son, or brother and now that my family has to pitch in to deal with this lump of flesh that can't go to the store alone, can't even go to the bathroom with questions and concerns for his health "Are you okay?" "Yeah." "Are you sure?" "Yes"

So, now that I have to be so completely reliant on everyone in my life I can only assume that God's plan for me was to humble me a little bit, but also to give me a very vivid reminder that everything in the world that is important to me can reside in a single house, in a single room and as important as the film is, it is nowhere near as important as the people I have neglected these past months. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Different Planets

If I weren't doing an anti-media film, I would almost have to make one. The insanity of the modern media is out of control. Without any evidence at all, none, the media has been on a "Russian hack" meme for months, ignoring completely the true and actual evidence of unmasking American citizens, of leaking classified information to media outlets and obstruction of justice by none other than former Director of the FBI: Comey.

It is this absolute disconnect that elected Trump in the first place, the sense that no news was getting out about the real and present dangers to people, real people, however denigrated by those on the coasts. The media claims to champion the cause of the illegal immigrants, yet turns a blind-eye to thousands being killed on the border with guns the Obama Administration helped to funnel into Mexico. And no, for their information, a gun that can get to Mexico can just as easily as a border-crosser, get back across onto the streets of America.

All right, so the bloom is off the rose already and everyone who reads this knows about the truly deadly policy of Fast and Furious, it sounds like old news already, but I maintain that if it never was news, it is news again to those who have just opened their eyes. It was like my father used to say about stupid people: every time they blink their eyes they wake up in a new world.

Most of what went on in the Obama years is still largely unknown by those who peruse the daily newspapers and watch the evening news. All of the things that I used to be hypersensitive to, that needed a little digging to uncover is now out in the open. Every time Trump sends out a tweet the media first rushes over to Senator Schumer to ask his opinion. Why? Schumer doesn't run anything, he isn't in control of anything, he is just one of 99 other senators with an opinion.

We are watching a media-orchestrated coup. They are no longer the 5th Column, they are on the front lines, firing rhetorical bullets, seeking the destruction of a duly elected president. Everyday, the meme is that Trump is out of control, perhaps nuts and the only one who can save the republic is Senator Schumer. They want to draw comparisons to Nixon, the last time they were able to take a relatively stupid move and turn it into a revolution. Maybe it was a mild revolution, but they have no intention of letting the Marxists sit on the sidelines this time.

I don't know if this time is any different from any other time, when they tried to hobble their enemies with newsprint, but they have now donned the uniform of their party and intend to engage in war. That is different. It is one thing to be a mole, a spy, it is completely another to be combatant. A small sample of the rhetoric exposes everything about their intentions.

When it comes to Trump, well, yeah, he was never going to be a raging conservative with principles and ideals. I think a lot of people have been disappointed by him, because they placed all of their hopes in him. I'm a lot more forgiving, because I didn't want Hillary in charge of the nation's law enforcement agencies. In that, he has already succeeded, but the war rages to see if they can get rid of him in 2-4 years and get someone else in charge before he has a chance to pack the court. They are the ones who need to get a victory in a very short time, that's why we have seen the full-court press since the Inauguration.

I spent some time at the Denver Press Club recently and engaged some of the reporters there and when I suggested that the media is biased, I got blank looks and shaking heads. It was not so much that they thought I was wrong as it was that they thought I was delusional. "The news?" they asked quizzically, as if it could not be true. That's when I knew we were on different planets.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The DVD Has Life

We finally have a DVD, it is not perfect and it is not quite done in the sense that all of the things that need to be done are done, but it is close. Instead of rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic, we are down to polishing the china. And, that isn't fair to all of the people who have worked a lot of hours and taken their time to talk to us, this is far from the Titanic. While it might not be the Queen Mary of films, it is important. There are some truly valuable pieces of information in there. I have described it as a film version of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It may not be the most literary of works, but the shear intellectual weight of it is staggering.

We have a Screener, which can be used to obtain some valuable feedback on where the film is weak and where it is strong, what needs to be corrected and what needs to be accentuated, all of which can be done generally with a little editing, not the wheelbarrow of footage to wade through as it was from the beginning.

I know everyone has been hearing about this film for a long time and it is easy to have too great of expectations for something like this, but I believe that the perspective it takes lends itself to a greater audience than just us and those who think along the same general lines as we do. It might even go further than that and reach into some markets we would not normally consider.

The fact is, Millennials are mostly lost, angry and at the same time complacent, but they know something is coming to an end and they feel cheated for not ever having experienced the "good times" represented by many of our early lives. They have never known a time when they were not exposed to scams and held responsible for the worst times in their lives on social media. I'm not going to try and psychologically diagnose every Millennial, because they are as different as any of us, but as my daughter said, "they know they are being screwed, they just don't know exactly how or by whom." How could they? They have never been told the straight story about anything, everything has been a con, everything has been slanted and biased and it is really difficult to put total faith in anything. They are custom built for the Marxists, who are looking for people they can manipulate with a few facts and a lot of supposition.

The only thing we have to offer is the truth and that goes against almost everything they have been taught, but these are the right people to present that truth. They don't have routine talking points to be hammered over and over again, they can think for themselves and I knew that going in, that these weren't views held by them, because they were paid by the New York Times or the LA Times, or the Koch brothers for that matter. Aside from Matt Bracken, Claire Wolfe and David Codrea, none of them are paid for their points of view and even they have developed a market for their perspectives, rather than having to toe the company line. They are independent contractors in that sense and don't have to pretend to hold certain beliefs to keep a job. This is why we went after the people we did.

Credibility is everything and no one in the media has any as far as I am concerned. We chose people who are still doing what they do, because they have thought it through and come up with their views from an intellectual point of view. That was why we could withhold the questions until they were asked on film, or memory card, to be more accurate. You can see them listening closely to the questions before answering, because they didn't know what was coming. Except for the couple that we had to redo for technical reasons, but nothing was staged or rehearsed.

And now, as I am finally able to lift my head out from the daily 12-14 hour days of editing and watching and sitting with our sound and music director, Rob Wallace, I can start to think of other things. We have a DVD that needs a little polishing, but we have it. I have watched it, but then I have seen the same footage so much, I can barely see it for what it is, which is why I will be looking forward to the screening on May 20th at 2 pm in Canon City and get some feel for what the public will think of it, what they will find wrong that I have been looking at for weeks and never saw. Filmmaking has always been a collaborative effort, it is the one thing I like about it. Writing novels is a solitary effort and there is never a moment when there is confirmation of a good chapter until the editor sees it with his eyes.

There are two websites you should all be aware of  http://12roundproductions.com and http://liesofomission.com as I spend more time promoting the film, I will be spending more time there to keep those interested up to date, but I really look forward to being able to give this site a little more attention in the weeks to come. I want to thank everyone who has helped with this effort, it has taken a load off my mind to think that we have gotten the financial support we needed to complete the film, without having to cash in everything I own.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pikeville: A Greater Good

There have been a lot of different accounts of what happened on Saturday April 29th in the otherwise peaceful and picturesque Kentucky town of Pikeville. One account on the Drudge Report claimed that the Nazi fascists were booed out of town. That was not so, it was spin, it was our media being the Marxist puppets they have become since throwing all their credibility into the wastebasket as they shifted to propaganda. It was not the town that booed, but Antifa who booed as the Traditional Workers Party and the National Socialist Movement loaded up at the conclusion of the event. To portray it any other way is dishonest.

This is what did happen. 

Antifa had gathered at some other spot before making their appearance along the shaded sidewalks of Pikeville, walking in a long group, carrying banners. Young people hanging out with each other as much as anything else. They were ushered along and tended to by their handlers. There is no doubt that many of the Antifa were anti-racist and anti-fascist with the zeal of someone who does not fully comprehend the definition of either term. They hate something deep inside, their country, their heritage, perhaps themselves and they mean to take it out on someone.

They got to the city square about ten minutes before their seeming opposition and gathered in the street blocked off for the event. They began to chant as members of the League of the South arrived and took their position inside a sort of pen created out of fencing barriers. The League of the South were not the racists that Antifa sought. The League members talked to the media gathered with tripods and a preconceived agenda. They spoke of the First Amendment and tried to make it clear to the reporters that while they might not agree with either the Nationalist Socialist Movement (NSW) or the Traditional Workers Party (TWP) who had organized the event, they were there to support the individual right to free speech and assembly. But, the media didn't want to hear any of that, they wanted to lump the League of the South in with the NSW and the TWP, it's what they do.

The media lumps all conservative groups together but carefully makes the distinction between disparate liberal groups. The media does not recognize Antifa as violent or even radical, though they have demonstrated that they are both. The media does not demand that every liberal group denounce the violent and intolerant actions of Antifa, but they demand the denouncement of Neo Nazis from all conservatives. This is the clever way they give distance from Antifa to liberal groups, but associate all conservative groups with Neo Nazis like the NSW. It is deceptive and intentionally so.

Initially, the numbers looked perverse, with a much larger group on the Antifa side than the 15 or so on the League's side, but many were just college kids and onlookers.

As the temperature began to rise to ninety degrees and the humidity began to take its toll, Antifa became more aggressive, angry and punitive to this small group. They began to chant "Whose streets?" and responded "Our streets." They tried to drown out the League as they tried to make their case to reporters.

Antifa, which stands for Antifascist, though as a member of the League told me could as well stand for Anti First Amendment, because they have already been seen across the country trying to determine who is allowed to speak in any public forum and who is not.

The Pikeville Police, the Sheriff's Office and the State Police took up their positions between the groups and did an excellent job, making anything that has gone on in California look like a bunch of drunken sheepherders in comparison to the professional policing done by the departments in Pikeville.

In the crowd, one was able to discern the "feel" of the moment. Antifa is not one thing, it is a core of activists who rely heavily upon college youth for their numbers. This is why most of their actions center around a college town, such as Pikeville. Interspersed into the crowd of young faces are a few dedicated agitators giving instructions and holding the others accountable. Openly displayed was the Marxist means of agitation where the Marxism wafted thick behind the scenes, while the innocent, righteous and sympathetic faces show to the press and therefore the nation, giving the sense of merely concerned, over-sensitive young minds, but they are classic, living examples of Lenin's "useful idiots." The scene coaxes a sort of parental forgiveness from the front, but the dirty work is being done in the back, out of frame and ignored by the sympathetic media.

On the other side of the barricade, in the "pen" came the arrival of the true racists, the Traditional Workers Party (TWP) and the National Socialist Movement (NSM), with stylized flags flying that combined the U.S. flag with the Confederate battle flag and a black ribbon. These were not the otherwise tame ideological opponents of Antifa that the crowd had been used to, these were militant racists looking for a brawl and a discernable gasp was heard, but the Antifa leaders behind the scene rallied the troops and the chants resumed in earnest.

As the scene pivoted from 150-200 bullies berating a relatively small group of Constitutionalists, who spent their time denying racism and making technical political points, to one where there was a more equal distribution of antagonism. The momentum shifted from the bullies to the TWP and the NSM, who challenged Antifa to break the barriers. The atmosphere was suddenly charged with a sense of impending violence and clearly defined hatred. The difference between the groups were simply that the TWP and NSM were there on their own behalf, with their opinions and lives dedicated to their cause, no matter how distasteful and irrational it might be to the casual observer. Antifa, on the other hand, relied on these young, idealistic college students for their muscle and it didn't even look like a fair fight, despite the fact that Antifa held the numerical advantage.

As the epithets and gestures were exchanged over the heads of the police standing between the groups grew more and more vile and vehement, it happened.  The truth of these two groups became visible to the onlooker...they were identical. These were two sides of the same coin willing to deny humanity to someone else simply because they disagree, or have a different worldview. Antifa played Marx to the Traditional Workers Party's portrayal of Engels. Even a citizen looked up and remarked: "I don't see a lick of difference, do you?" "No."

This is why only a small contingent of Constitutionalists stood with principle to deny Antifa a clear field. A true Constitutionalist finds no sympathetic side with whom to ally. They are both despicable and in possession of the same tactics and methods: to shut the other side down. No one was there to hear an explanation of the First Amendment, or to debate the issues of the day. They were two rabid dogs lunging at one another without thought, without comprehension, blinded by the evil of their own actions, justifying it all for some greater good.

The leaders of both Nazi groups issued the challenge to Antifa, "Come on then, shut us up!"  "We're right here!" Those on the Antifa side tensed and looked through that thin blue line they would have to negotiate before reaching the TWP and NSM. Both sides rattled the barricades as tension mounted and the snipers up high in the bank building across the street adjusted their positions, the rifle barrels hidden by narrow windows opened to allow a shot. Small drones buzzed above the crowd and occasionally the riot squad secreted inside the City Hall could be seen through long panes of glass in the door.

There it was, the bluffing challenge and the muted response. It was a moment when it all could have gone bad for everyone, including the many, many citizens who were just there to watch, with no dog in the fight at all. Then it passed. While the rhetoric continued for another half hour, before the whole thing began to wind down, that was the moment of action and Antifa stood down.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pikeville This Weekend

As June closes in, we at 12 Round Productions are in the final stages of edits for Lies of Omission, bringing together music, sound and B-roll to meet the deadline. The deadline is NOT June 1st, it is IN June, that timeframe has not changed.

But, aside from publicity and the like, I have seen my role diminish to the point that I can do something else with my time, which brings me to Pikeville, KY this weekend. In the post I wrote a few weeks ago, here, I mentioned that I thought this was necessary. It will be an important skirmish in the war on the First Amendment. These Antifa(s) are outright Communists and are dedicated to the disruption and disintegration of the United States as a republic. It can be summarized as nothing less and it is up to us, to show that we are not afraid of them and are, in fact, anxious to engage them, because we know that they are paid-for muscle and anti-American agitators.

America may no longer be what it once was, or, at least, what I thought it was, but no matter how it is politically diminished, it is still full of Americans who hold the principles it claimed to promote close to their heart and at the forefront of their minds. This is a war on the street-level between those soldiers who are willing to place themselves in danger to stand up for the principles of liberty and the globalist-collectivist left.

Those gathering in Pikeville, KY do not all have the same ideology, or the same perspectives, they might even be at each other's throats in a normal context, but when it comes to the defense of our individual rights, they align close enough to center to be effective.

This is not a fight that we have chosen, this is a fight that Antifa wanted, that they planned in order to disrupt an annual gathering of the Traditional Workers Party, something I probably would not normally support, but in this context, when Antifa has targeted them for a beat down, I will be there. I am traveling a great distance to be there, because I believe in, whenever possible, backing up my rhetoric with action. I will also be there with a camera to document this for the film. To show those who view our work an illustration of all of the dangers of continuing to ignore the issues before us today.

So, whoever might read these words and think of participating in this event, look for me and if you can, help me get some footage. At least, should the worst happen to me, take the card out of the camera and secret it away before it is destroyed or confiscated.

As some of you know, Kentucky is my ancestral homeland, so I do not feel as if I am intervening in a fight that does not concern me. My family held land in and around the Georgetown/Frankfurt area on Miller's Run where it flows into Elkhorn Creek. I have a copy of a deed dated 1787. I am proud of my Kentucky heritage and that is what I am going to defend this weekend.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Who Will Make The Call?

There are bigger things to think about than Lies of Omission, though strategically it makes a great deal of sense, especially in these times while the Marxists are exposing their aims and tactics and they are being met with less and less support. The American public is being treated to a good dose of anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-white, anti-family and anti-law behavior from those high up in government circles. They are in open revolt against these values and more and more Americans are recognizing that those who are supposed to be upholding the law are more and more frequently defying the law. The message of "obey the law while opposing the law" is being lost and all the better.

As I have often pointed out, this is a war. It might be a soft war, a cold war, but there are battles being waged, skirmishes at least and the fruits of the Marxist message are pulsing through the Antifa  crowds. They have identified the enemy as the "white guy" an easy target, who they can label with all sorts of evil intent, whether true, or not, but it is a premature action in which they are engaged. Average Joe does not want to fight with Antifa anymore than they want to fight on our side, the side of the republic. They don't want to fight at all, for anything or anyone.  "Fight, fight, fight" is a sports cheer, not a philosophy.

But, I don't want to focus on anything as casual as Antifa, they are just the goons hired to incite riots, but it is interesting to note that the feds were observing these actions at the Berkeley protest unbeknownst to the mayor or the police chief. The police have sanctioned this sort of violence against patriots. We have seen it before and it is now out in the open. A cop turns his back just when it looks like a Marxist thug will do damage to a "patriot" and I use that term loosely in this context. An average Trump supporter is not necessarily a patriot. But, it extends past Trump. As I have tried to explain before Trump is a symbol, a totem for all of us, white, Christian, heterosexual, conservative believers in individual rights. They see us and they point at him. They hate him as a means of hating us. The fact that Trump neither speaks for us nor does he have the same principles or ideals is irrelevant. We are operating in the world of symbols, something a Marxist understands a heck of a lot better than those of us who consider each person an individual instead of a representative of a larger group.

This is the essential battleground. The Marxists only see us in the collective sense. We are at a bit of a disadvantage, because we do not see them in the collective sense, but in the individual sense. I don't hate anyone as a representative of a group like they do. I might hate a Marxist, but it is much harder to come up with hate for an individual until I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are indeed a Marxist instead of just a useful idiot. Pity is all I have for a useful idiot. That doesn't mean that I don't recognize that the useful idiots will have to pay the biggest price for being either useful or an idiot.

I explained to our Music Director Rob Wallace that we are a nation in transition from a democratic republic to a soviet police state. I don't know Rob's politics. Having been in the film industry for most of his life, a lot of it in LA, I assume that he is not friendly with everything he is seeing on the screen of Lies of Omission  as he sets it to music and corrects the flaws in the sound, but he is smart and he is polite. His take will be interesting when he has a chance to view it as a whole. But, this nation is in transition. It is obvious that short of a nuclear holocaust there will be no outright day of reckoning here in the US. We are not even able to heap the sort of scorn and derision on the Clinton cabal who ensured that North Korea would be able to place this nation in the danger that it is today. And, this is only a preview of what we will be dealing with in a few years when Iran perfects their delivery system. Nuclear war, at this point, is almost a given and it is due solely to our own politicians.

I have watched several milestones pass by that should have caused a counter-revolution against the forces of Marxism that have marched through our institutions until we are discussing whether we can talk about this aspect of our lives, or not, this idea or not, whether or not we are able to make a simple observation or not. These are things that should not even rise to the level of consciousness where individual rights are placed in primacy. All the while North Korea and Iran plot our demise with weapons we have provided. Who will call for the rope for those who are responsible for the deaths of millions?       

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Man In The Clouds

I visited with a friend today, George, at the Sangre de Cristo Sentinel, named after the Mountain Range, but nonetheless translates as the "Blood of Christ." And, we had the typical, yet completely engaging sort of conversations I tend to have with folks in the "doer" column. If, by the way, you have not heard the story of George and his huge "open carry" 4th of July contingent in the annual Westcliffe, CO parade, you should look into it and take out a subscription to his local paper in the right side bar, because it has plenty to entertain a national audience. Have you ever seen a weekly community newspaper with a Second Amendment section and a weekly column by a local pastor? The Sangre de Cristo Sentinel has them both.

George Gramlich is hated by his liberal, i.e. Marxist competition and none of the local Marxists will advertise in his paper, but he has found like minds in the rural parts of the county and a few more in the neighboring counties, so he is making a success of the paper, but a little help never hurts.

Anyway, that was all preamble to the main gist of the conversation, during which we delved into the topic of Marxism, the futility of the Constitution in the hands of men devoid of character and where the subject of faith was brought up as wholly necessary for a government such as this to work. Okay, I know this has been gone over a few times, but bear with me.

A little later on, I was listening to Glenn Beck, for whom I have lost a lot of respect, but it's better than NPR on a long drive to get more B-roll for Lies of Omission, though it is nearly complete, at least in the roughcut sense, so we will be looking for screening locations in the near future. I don't have a fundrazr campaign running right now, but when I do it will be at https://fundrazr.com/liesofomission3 I need to put together another trailer over the weekend.

Okay, getting back to it, I was listening to the squishy Glenn Beck and he had a guest on, a former KGB agent who lived in the US during the '70s as an atheist and a spy named Jack Barsky, who has a book out. He was talking about how he was a rabid atheist and could not be a conservative and a communist, so he cloaked himself as a liberal. Right there, it tells you a lot about the liberal mindset, if you didn't already know, which, if you are reading this, I suspect you do.

They got around to talking about his life as a spy in the United States. He talked about the loneliness and how he had a relationship with a woman who was a Christian, who persisted in her testimony and he had met Christians whom he had grown to like, so he indulged her here and there, but could not get over the idea that he was trained as a chemist and believing in some fantasy man in the clouds just wasn't working for him. And then, she asked him to listen to a favorite and famous preacher who approached Christianity in a way Barsky could handle.

Where these two instances today line up is that both George and myself and Beck and Barsky arrived pretty much at the same place. There is no morality without God. Barsky claimed to think of himself as a generally "good" person as an atheist (and yes, I know Atheists read this blog and will be fruitful in the comment section. I can handle it) but, when he looked at his life he had done some very bad things, hurtful things to people, but was still able to carry that generally "good" moniker, but came to realize that one might be "good" as an Atheist, but without any sort of dedication to being good. They just sort of wander around and try to be good as a choice between that and being "bad," but it is a sort of personal choice, not a requirement, or a duty the way it is with Christians. But, this is his story, not so much my own. And I know the Atheists who read this blog are "good" people, that is not the issue. The issue is that the government does not function without God. The Constitution relies on such things as oaths and integrity and it works so long as those things mean something to the people who write the laws, but, and this was all I was trying to get at:

Where God is not present, one is capable of being a Marxist, because it is all about the allegiance to the state, or in this case, the government and there is no sense of what one is doing is wrong, if it benefits the government, whereas a Christian might be instructed to do something that goes against their faith and will refuse.

Yes, one might be an Atheist and still be a great patriot to the cause. I am not challenging that. But, a betrayal would simply be a betrayal to an idea, or a piece of paper, or a cause, it is not a betrayal to one's God like it is to a Christian. The point being, that in a government where people are sworn to uphold the Constitution, if they don't believe in God, there is no punishment for violating their oath. Is there?

This is the point Barsky was making, that he could only be a Communist while he was an Atheist, but when he became a Christian, he could no longer be a Communist. It didn't mean he had to be a federalist type of republican/capitalist, but he could not be a Communist. While he was wavering he began to read about Lenin, thinking that it would give him power against Christianity and therefore embolden his Communism, but when he read the truth about Lenin from Western sources he was appalled at what he discovered and the whole ruse of his life began to crash down around him.

So, the really interesting part of this whole discussion was that he had, at one time, believed that Christians were ignorant and foolish to believe in some man in the clouds, but eventually came to see that he had been doing the same with Lenin and was just as ignorant and foolish as he once believed Christians to be. Now, if you are a Christian, you see the hand of God in that. I did.

Friday, March 31, 2017

This Is A War

In reference to my previous post, if you look at the comments.

Are we not yet done with this quarreling over what is legal and not legal, Constitutional and not Constitutional and whether the Constitution was a flawed document? What difference does it make? It is not in use, but if the shell of what it was can be used as a tool to hammer the Marxists that have co-opted it for their own use when it serves them and ignore it all together when it is not useful, do we really have to have this argument?

Let me spell it out. There is no Constitution. The fact that it exists on paper somewhere is wholly irrelevant. Why do you think I have largely (not completely, but largely) refused to reference it over these past few years? I used the Constitution, not as a shield as some seem to think, but as a reference point to demonstrate that our government was no longer bound by it. It was in the vain hope to give some courage to those who thought our government was somehow still legitimate. Everything I have written on the Constitution, even when I wrote the book, was to illustrate the fact that it was not in use by our government and that all of the machinations of the Supreme Court were, if not designed, at least instructive, that they knew how to get around all those pesky words.

The only thing the Constitution is good for now, is to bludgeon the Marxists, to make them violate it, to explain their violation and watch them make logical fools of themselves when they try to justify their illegal actions. That's all. Nothing more.

I have been called a "statist" for suggesting that the federal troops take into custody those Mayors protecting criminals, harboring felons and abetting further crimes against the people. Trust me, I am no statist. I recognize the Constitutional right for the federal government to "faithfully execute the law" nothing more. I agree with the law that says immigration laws should be enforced. There was a time when these laws were passed to protect the people from criminal gangs and invading troops. Yeah, I support that. I do not support many functions of the federal government as it has been reprogrammed to endorse and support Marxism. I don't support the Patriot Act. I don't support Roe v Wade, or any other Marxist law designed to establish the federal leviathan as ruler of all things, but there are a few good ideas in there to be supported.

But, none of this gets to the heart of the issue. We are at war for the very survival of liberty and we are losing badly. Would I pick up a Constitutional club with which to strike at the Marxist rule of mayors? Yeah, I would. Do I think that makes the Constitution some sort of, as Claire Wolfe recently said "some magical document that will restore liberty?" No, I don't. It is just paper, but if paper can be used to damage a Marxist, okay, I'll use it. I'll use any manner of weapon against the people and system that has robbed us all of the lives we should live.

All too often this "community" engages in intramural battles over terms and ideas and choose to label one this thing or that, when we should be focusing all of our attention on just one thing, destroying the Marxist rule we have allowed to take control of our lives. It is a long, hard fight back to just a semblance, a shadow of the liberty we have ceded to the government by our inaction and it is a fight during which I will use any weapon that comes easily to my hand.

We need every fighter we can recruit. Perhaps, I am wrong. Please, God, if there have been formations of patriots taking place every Saturday in parks across the nation to embolden and inspire recruitment, let me know where that is taking place and I will jump in line to take my position along with my brothers and sisters, but I don't see it. I've never heard of it.

We are long past the time when we could cull out the undesirables by a litmus test on certain ideas. We are at the point where we face extinction, obliteration, or complete disregard by other stronger and more supportive groups like Black Bloc, or Black Lives Matter, or some other group by their very actions inspire recruitment, because it really seems like the patriots aren't doing a dang thing for recruitment. Marxists are in the universities, recruiting young minds and bodies and on some campuses where the Army can't even recruit.

Lies of Omission is a recruitment tool and should be used as such and disseminated as such. That's what I have been working all these months to produce, me and others. I certainly am not alone in this effort, but it is what I have focused all my energy on, because I see it as a chance, a longshot, perhaps, but a chance to reach those minds that are being coveted by the Marxists in every institution.

Do you realize that all of the Millennials have been raised in Soviet schools, universities, churches, cities, states, counties? Do you realize that they have actually been Soviet citizens all this time? Do you really expect them to shun what they have always known without cause? Without instruction? Do you think that they will come to some sense of national pride and reverence without exposing this Marxist hell for what it is?

We have not done our duty and now we have to yell harder, bargain more, use whatever device is left to us to convince this generation not to abandon everything good about this nation in order to comply with the Marxist dictate. In the end, we may have to fight a war against our own children to preserve anything of what made this nation great so that subsequent generations might live in liberty.

To that end, I am up for anything. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

If There Be Lawlessness

Things are proceeding so fast toward cultural and political meltdown that it is difficult to keep up. City states such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago have declared their independence from the union and are in open rebellion. Call it what you will, take the MSM meme of protecting illegal aliens if you choose, but it is nothing less than secession by disobedience. It is a flagrant act of rebellion against federal authority and should be met with armed troops on the steps of these city halls.

Typically, as a Constitutionalist, there is the 10th Amendment to be considered here, except that national security is a delineated power of the federal government and a "uniform rule of Naturalization" is among the powers of Congress, not the purview of random city councils. It is also the duty of the president to ensure that all laws are "faithfully executed."

But, here is another prime example of the corrupt media hiding, through lies of omission, the true fact of this rebellion. It is none other. It is a direct threat to the stability of the United States and the rule of law, which has been under constant assault for decades. Federal judges openly disregard clearly Constitutional acts of the duly elected President and we are expected to wait for the legal processes?

There are hearings being held to discover that for which there is no evidence ever presented to suggest that the President colluded with a foreign power to rig the latest presidential election. This is being held up as the most important news of the day. While, at the same time and totally ignored, it has been discovered that there was "incidental" surveillance of the Trump campaign by the previous administration and subsequent dispersal of that illegally obtained information throughout domestic and foreign intelligence agencies at the direction of the former president. These are crimes, felonies, indictable under federal law. There is now an open admission of this surveillance and dispersal of illegally obtained and disseminated information by the previous administration by Evelyn Farkas, Deputy Secretary of Defense, on the Morning Joe show on MSNBC aired in early March. Her arrest and waterboarding should be imminent.

All of this begs the question: What laws will you openly disobey?

We are being shown, by political leaders across the nation, heads of their state, that it is perfectly acceptable to refuse to obey laws with which one disagrees. It is a showdown that will either result in the arrest and trial for treason of these leaders, or it will signal to everyone that this is perfectly reasonable behavior to pick and choose which federal laws will be obeyed and which can be shrugged off.

Now, I know it doesn't work the same way for us lowly citizens, but isn't that the mark of a failed nation? Where political leaders can flout and violate any law without fear of reprisal? Does this not make us a "banana republic" and therefore subject to open rebellion? It is when the people are oppressed by unjust laws, wrongly imprisoned for crimes only selectively prosecuted that open rebellion is justified. That is a founding principle of this nation, supported and encouraged by those same founders.

Let us start in the towns and cities and disregard the National Firearms Act, trample and run amok in the National Forests and National Parks across the West. If they will not arrest these few, how can they arrest the many? Is it not, then, a reasonable defense to declare inequality before the law? But, who will go to jail first? That is the real question is it not? Are we not capable of raising funds for a legal defense fund for just such willing participants? Do we not have the legal resources equal to that of a city or a state that declare their willingness to take these issues to trial?

Where do we decide to put up a resistance? It is going to cost some of us our lives. Is that not yet clear? I don't know what bail is for ripping up National Park Service tickets for trespassing, or rule violations, but is it that onerous? Do they put you in Park Jail? Are you held along with criminal cows, who have eaten of the sacred federal grass?

If there be lawlessness, what reason do any of us have for obedience?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Soviet Sytem, Or Not?

I was going to reply to a comment in the previous post by Anonymous Ray, who accused me of "milking the conservative sheep" to which I took great exception. Lies of Omission is not about me, for me, or us. We might be doing all of the hands-on work of making a film, which includes a lot of late nights, a lot of coordination and equipment to be rented or purchased, etc., but this film is something much different than he can imagine in his limited "everyone's corrupt" mentality. So be it, but his comment did highlight something else that I thought deserved a response.

Ray's claim was that the U.S. Government has always been corrupt and that I am just starting to figure that out. Well, not really. When I look at the issue of government corruption, it doesn't matter to me how long it has been corrupt, or whether it was founded on a document that primarily served the purposes of the rich and powerful. What some people never take into account is that at the time of the Revolution most people were living a wealthy lifestyle, much like they are even today. Wealth cannot accurately be estimated from a rich nation, because "corrupt" or not we are all living lives of  opulence of which is only found in the West. Go to Africa, the Middle East, North Korea, much of China and you find destitution on a scale unimaginable even from a lower-middle class standard.

But, that is sort of a side-issue. It does not matter how long the U.S. Government has been corrupt, it only matters how long I have had to endure its corruption. It is not my duty to go back in time and fix it from the founding. It is my duty to try and fix it where I find it is corrupt. It is under my watch that it transformed from a relatively free state to a surveillance, Soviet-style state. That is what I have spent the past 30 years, since the passage of the seat belt law in Colorado, trying to fix.

I have come to understand that I am not enough, that thousands of me (and there are) is not enough, that millions of me might not be enough. Those who have wrecked our country have wrecked our economy, too. Our wealth has prevented us from taking oversight seriously. We have lived lives largely oblivious of the machinations of government behind the scenes. Some of us have been able to raise families, accumulate wealth and retire to play golf all without ever having to consider the economy or government malfeasance. That is true wealth, to be free from the intrusion of corruption.

All I am pointing out is that the wealth of this nation has been squandered, the government is corrupt and it is all about to cause you and me a lot of problems, problems that cannot be glossed over by a new golf club, or a trip to the city for a ball game. To look backward and say: "it was always thus," is ridiculous, because it was not always thus. It might have always been working its way toward this point, but it was not always AT this point and it is now.

The film is just a way to convince those working through the rubble that when they establish order, there was a means of producing wealth and freedom that should be given a chance to work again, perhaps with some stringent punishment for violation of the rules BY government officials, instead of focusing all of the punishments on the people. Maybe that little tweak will help.

What I do know about political systems is it doesn't matter whether one starts with perfection or a slightly flawed good idea, Man will corrupt it until it becomes something easily manipulated by the smallest number of individuals. Whether that is through the dominance of corporations and their ability to buy off representatives of the people to do their bidding at the expense of those supposedly represented, or whether government grows to a point of being able to partner with those corporations in order to reap the benefits without the investment. Corruption is a normal process, but it is us, the scattered masses that either tolerate it, or not. Who let is pass or stop it and start the process over again at the beginning. This is why Jefferson said: "the tree of liberty must once in a while be visited by the blood of patriots and tyrants." It is a continual process of revolution that secures liberty. A reset is required and more often than it has been utilized to this point. More than likely the last time it should have been exercised is at the turn of the 20th Century.

One thing that cannot be ignored much longer, is it is time again. We have let it go too long and it has only gotten worse. So when this economy collapses, we will fight and die and pursue a different system. Will that be a Soviet system, like we have now, or will we look into our past and give representative government another shot? This time with some lessons learned and more vigilant execution of public officials? We'll see.

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