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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Certainty of Oppression

American patriots can look to Ukraine to understand how this sort of thing needs to go. We like to think that people in the streets will do nothing, but that's only if the protesters do nothing. It is not hard to provoke a line of protest-busting cops and reveal the dark heart of the government. That is the purpose of the front line soldier, to show the evil forces for what they are.

Read this post via WRSA and tell me you do not understand.

There are always objections; always principled excuses for failing to do what we all must know is necessary to re-establish the Constitution. Let me tick off a few:
-protesting doesn't work
-the protests are backed by or will be corrupted by Soros
-the media will make us out to be racists
-that's what they want, to get us all into one place and exterminate us
-I don't want to be associated with (Tea Party, Christians, militias, etc)
-we need a trigger
-we need a leader
-we will be supplying a false flag for the government
-I support the (First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth or Tenth Amendment) I do not support the (First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth or Tenth Amendment)
-I don't worship at the feet of the Constitution
-I don't want to go to jail, what if someone does something illegal?
-we just need to elect Republicans
-we just need to elect conservatives
-we need to elect Libertarians
-if I participate I will leave my family and friends exposed

Those are a few that I have heard. They all spell one thing: "let's sit around and complain rather than act."

There are a few hard facts: the people are the only ones who have ever been able to make a difference. That comes with the risk to one's life. That comes with making sacrifices of every kind and yet, we lose a little at a time and that seems better.

We watched the government and the bankers take trillions of dollars in homes, property and cash without much more than the creation of a law-abiding, low-key Tea Party, one which, if it had proceeded to demand rather than ask politely of the government, could have changed the very structure of the nation in a few short months. But, they didn't capitalize on sentiment and reaction, rather, they chose to spend their time deflecting accusations of racism. Out of fear of looking violent, they chose to strap a yoke on their neck and were quickly co-opted by establishment Republicans looking for a way to win elections.

When it happens again, when they steal even more trillions from nationalizing IRSs, 401ks, bank accounts, or restrict deductions from any or all of these, we will all again sit silent as we have done before. We have already established our credentials.

Whenever I write such posts I am accused of doing nothing. I have put efforts into such actions at great expense to myself. I have gone to Washington, got permits to hold a demonstration, been followed around by scrubs through the streets of DC. I have written a book to distribute to get the message across, most of the time free of charge or minimal charge so I could re-print. I have created organizations to do these things. I don't blame anyone for not coming along, for not sharing my vision. It is not important that they see things my way, I am willing to see things their way, but something has to happen. I have done all I could and been left with two others on the day of the big demonstration (the three of us are in a picture somewhere).

Ukraine is an example of what action looks like; Libya is another; Egypt is another; Syria is another. It is not that we do not know how such things are done. It is uncomfortable, some people get hurt, some killed, the demonstration is always in jeopardy of betrayal, of being co-opted by larger forces bent on taking that initial impulse and turning it to their ends. There is no safe revolution, or (in our case) counter-revolution. There is no guarantee that we will get what we want, but in every other political protest and action, it has caused, or may cause the fall of the government.

By inaction we have allowed the actions of the DHS, the IRS, the FBI, the NSA and the bankers. We have put the tools of our own oppression in their hands. They have challenged us and we have fallen silent. I stood on the mall with about a million other people listening to Glenn Beck. One word from him at that moment would have changed everything and he gave not a word of action.

Peace is delivered by only two methods: 1) the legal and binding contract between the government and the people which details the rights of the people and the rights of the government and respect for each; 2) absolute oppression and suppression of the human right to life, liberty and property (pursuit of happiness).

The patriot has the law on his side, no matter how well it has been bent to the aims of the government. It is our great desire to live under the contract that should motivate us. It is the government that is in violation of the contract, not the people. Yet, we sit idle, waiting for the chains; for the pits to be dug so that we can act. We watch while police departments are militarized, while the military trains to subdue us and we pay for it with our taxes, believing ourselves to be rational.

I have lost everything in pursuit of these goals. After I formed Guardians of Liberty, my business was audited by the IRS until they found one little mistake; the government made survival of my business impossible by protecting banks instead of individuals, preventing me from reorganizing debt that would have been manageable. I have been forced to leave my home state in search of employment.

There are risks of action, but there is absolute certainty of oppression in inaction. 

9 comments:

  1. Excellent post TL. I am in agreement with you 100%. When this all started I was a political activist. I was not TP but closely allied with many of them. I saw the writing on the wall in '09 and advocated action. I was decried as a radical and assured that peaceful protests and "Vote the bums out" was the solution. I, as you, made many trips to DC and took part in the largest gathering to ever assemble in DC. It was ignored. The TP people were not even willing to use the tactics of the left to try and force change. They lost the battle and the war. Unless there is a miracle in the next 5 yrs. or so we will be faced with the choice of oppression or resistance. I have a feeling though that action may be sooner rather than later. There is something in the air here of late and it sure ain't spring. On another note, I am sorry to hear about your job situation. If things get critical I am sure there are many of us in the iii community that will help.

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    1. Thank you, I am employed, though in a position for which I am massively over-qualified. Hard work and determination have always provided me a living. That I had to start over from scratch at an age when I should have been able to reap the benefits of my life's work, because of the malfeasance of others still grates.

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    2. There is a lot of that going on. My business barely survives and any other business owners I talk to are in the same boat.One more big wave and the boat goes down.

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  2. T.L., what you say is true. It is also true that as long as there's a good supply of cheap beer at the Wally World, 'Dancing With the Stars' and Miley Cyrus on tee vee, and cheap fast food available to go along with major league sports, ain't nothing going to be done.

    Except for those who are training and prepping for the time when something does happen.....

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  3. -we just need to DEBASE Republicans
    -we just need to elect conservatives
    -we need to elect Libertarians

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  4. T.L., well said. A very good description of the situation. I must confess I'm one of the "we need a trigger" group. I see no peaceful way out of this. I've read enough history to realize that whatever happens, the outcome is unlikely to be pleasant. I'm 71, retired, overweight, and out of shape. But I'm prepping as I can. My days as an infantryman are long behind me, but I'll do what I can - alone I expect.

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  5. Well said again TL, I believe people are waiting for a George Washington, or a Barry Goldwater/Ronald Reagan type before they are willing to move. More importantly, too many people are bought into the welfare state to WANT to change anything. By that I mean my own mother on Socialist Security, Medicare, etc.

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  6. I don't think people are so much waiting for a George Washington as they are waiting for a move by the Administration that escalates. No one wants to be the first, but once someone else has to fight back, many think they'll join in then. It's going to happen. I just don't know when, where, or who.

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  7. TL and All:
    I too know and understand all too well the weariness of it all and the milquetoast responses that I have heard from some neighbors and friends who seem to take the easy way out by waiting for "someone else to start things off"! Of all that I know personally, I am the only one who is getting fit, educated, and equipped to meet what is surely coming in the next two years or less. John W., even though you are 71 doesn't put you totally out of the game. I am a scant 11 years your junior and refuse to go out kneeling at the edge of a pit waiting for the cap in the back of my skull. You have something that others don't have and that is the knowledge locked up inside your brain, which is more powerful than any thing in an arsenal. Start teaching what you know and refreshing on things you remember so that others who will fight can benefit from your experience and knowledge.
    That said, we are not going to vote our way out of this mess this time around. From the evidence of the last two election cycles it's more than clear to all of us and others who have been paying attention. Now more than ever, we all need to gear up, get trained, and stand to, ready for the call. It won't be long.

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