Lies of Omission

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Guidance

A few days ago I wrote the above post full of self, of my own attitudes and baggage. I fluctuate from thinking that what I write helps, that it provides some information, that it leads some to the light of truth. Other times, I think if I am writing I am not doing and doing is what needs to be done. I think that by shutting down the blog and "doing" I can protect those who might be considered co-conspirators. I have struggled with this a lot.

I am not afraid of the justice system. To be honest, the last thing they want to do is put me in prison with a bunch of other victims of this diseased system. I know the mentality. I have spent a lot of time with ex-cons. While I am not rushing to be imprisoned, I do not fear it. The greatest fear I have is what it does to people I care about, people like my family, like the III.

My life has been in a state of flux most of the time. There were a few moments when things were stable, but it has been only a respite from the turmoil that surrounds being in the oil industry where everything can change in the blink of an eye. People do not stay at one job very long. The company might stay the same, but the rig changes, or the crew changes, etc. Nothing is safe, no schedule is sacred. Every plan I have ever made has been hijacked by the uncertainty of working in the oil field.

And, so it is again. I have an opportunity that I will likely accept that will once again hijack whatever plans I had made, whatever obligations I assumed in good faith. That does not mean that I must stop the blog. It really doesn't affect very much, except that whatever time I had set aside to do anything, or go anywhere will be adjusted to the new schedule. I will have more time off, but more time on as well.

Enough of me, though. The fact is, I realize now, from responses to the latest post, that becoming discouraged with the movement, watching organized events fail time after time to produce anything substantial, is some of my own baggage. It is unworthy of the efforts a lot of other people are making for me to just bag it.

From what I have read many feel the same way: they just want to chuck it all and go after the crooks, but they have remained to provide guidance. They have been convinced to stay in the fight. I guess I have to find a way to do both.

I am waiting now to hear news of my new schedule. I will try to keep up with the posts as much as I am able, but I refuse to write a post just to write something. I will take it as it goes. Thank you for your guidance, I had made up my mind, but I always listen to reason.

15 comments:

  1. I pray this will be a good thing. Always listen to the small, quiet voice, the ever ongoing conversation with God. When we listen, really listen during our quiet time, we receive His guidance and inspiration. In doing so we receive Wisdom that will set us free from self doubt and inspire Liberty within our lives. You are in my prayers daily.

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  2. TL: As I have said to youbefore, each man must choose his own path. I am grateful to have met with you and to have worked with you in the Struggle.

    ca
    wrsa

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  3. TL, if it comes to defending your cattle with my bullets, then so be it. If it comes to speaking up for you, then I can do that, too. Similarly, if/when they come for me, and if I have to take a few their thugs with me, my only hope is to be remembered well.

    Consider this-

    If Bracken wanted to hole up in the Appalachian Redoubt, I can think of no one better than a grizzled SEAL/UDT to have as a neighborhood watch commander. However, if he'd been doing just that for the past 10 years, this cause would have missed out on some mighty important literature. If that's his purpose now, though, who am I to begrudge him?

    But, it doesn't have to be the next Dan Kilmer novel. Sometimes it'll just be a few of us saying, "hey, I know that Bundy guy. He's good people."

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  4. Glad to have you back, would have truly missed you. I find a lot of insight, reason and knowledge in what you write. And I have had a lot of the same feelings. May God bless you and yours and may God bless the United States of America.

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  5. T.L., you won't regret this decision. We all have part to play in this and God gave you a certain talent for writing. You recently sent me "The Constitutionalist" and after reading it 4 times completely I sent it to my Father who just raved about it, not knowing there were others who thought the same way. So, Thank you! While it is scary to consider the consequences of our actions, it is even scarier to consider the consequences of our inaction. God and events will let you know when it is time to put down the pen and pick up the sword. You are in my prayers as are all III's.

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  6. T. L. I firmly believe we all are where we are at any given time for a reason. He has given us free will to choose our own path. We all can choose to walk in the Darkness and ignorance or walk in the Light. I believe the time is coming for a choosing that will define history for generations to come and pray we choose wisely. For most the choice has already been made and all that is left is waiting for the time to stand. Be at peace and know many are with you.

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  7. "they just want to chuck it all and go after the crooks,"

    Stopping crooks is necessary. Generally (generally!), going after crooks is a waste of precious time. One of the flawed premises for these millennia is that the two are the same. A decent case can be made that this single premise alone is largely responsible for the historical success of Tyranny. It might be noticed that the State spends a ton more resources punishing (some) crime, than it does stopping it.

    Big Government is a sinkhole designed to tax and spend as much as possible, and spread the loot in the "right" places. "Preventing" and punishing crime does that a lot better than stopping it.

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  8. T.L. glad your staying engaged, as posted on our forum...

    Good on him, I like T.L., I met him at the first PATCON here in GA and he is a true believer in the cause.

    Many of us here know the feelings he is having, I have wanted to withdraw many, many, many times... but my conscience will not allow it.

    We all get beat down after seeing so much graft and corruption that is destroying our beloved Republic, where it seems the usurpations never stop and never takes a break. But sometimes we must take a break from the fight, to 're-tune' ourselves. Then we must jump right back in the fray with fists flying; kicking, biting, punching, doing everything we can to hold the lines, till those around us finally awake from their self-imposed slumber.

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  9. I lived the oil patch life when I was younger. Having a life beyond a rig floor was something to dream of.

    Proud to be a co-conspirator.

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  10. Prayers for you and yours, brother. Stand strong in the evil day.

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  11. I have spoken a couple of times recently with a friend who is heavily involved in the fight against common core in the state of Kansas and she related how alone and frustrated she often feels. She said she feels like she takes “one step forward and two steps backwards.” What she finds REALLY frustrating is most of the fighting is done with people supposedly on her side, from her own party. I understand!

    Christian Mercenary, (TL Davis) voices similar concerns in the article pasted below. You should read it. I also relate to the feelings he is expressing. It is very frustrating to see the train coming, warn people about it, and they refuse to listen. You see, the frustration comes from the fact that we love our country and we love our people. When you see people that you love continually engaging in destructive behavior and they refuse listen to reason or refuse to change their destructive behavior, it’s frustrating. Especially when the behavior fits the main stream norm. Frustrating because you really have no power to change their behavior and they don’t care to realize where it will lead, even though you can see clearly what the end result will be. Destruction!

    Another problem is, at the level we are talking about, their destructive behavior has the potential to destroy me and mine and since we are people of truth and action, we act. When our actions do not bear the fruit we desire, we get frustrated and contemplate quitting. Not a “I’m taking my toys and going home” type quitting, but a “I’ve done all I can, so I’m going to just try and take care of my own” type quitting. It is not a “self-focused” quitting and it is not a bad thing, it is just the way it is. When these types of feelings are shared by people such as TL and my friend, they are often frustrating for me and those like me. Not because I blame them, but because I relate and have felt the same way, and I don’t want to lose, because losing this battle has serious consequences. I know, without any doubt, TL and my friend understand this.

    I’ve often wondered if we, as a country are receiving righteous judgement in the form of being given over to reprobate minds, i.e. getting what we have asked for and not recognizing it? I don’t know the true answer to that question, but there certainly is a substantial amount of evidence to support that hypothesis. Serious Bible readers will understand, this is precisely how God often works. We get what our actions ask for.

    I often see the glazed over look in the eyes of many, Christians and non-Christians, when these issues are spoken of. I have wondered if that is evidence of the fulfillment of prophesy. Prophesy related to the rising of false prophets and the refusal in the end times to turn toward God and repent. I certainly do not know the answer to that question, but it has been an exercise of my mind considering the terrible possibilities.
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  12. I use to roughneck, butcher by trade. I tried to get away from that a few times in life. Hexidine drilling corp was one of those times. How you find a clear mind to write T.L. is mind bending to me, except during the rainy season I was either working, driving or sleeping. The more I learn about you the more impressed I am.

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  13. Have followed you for years and you are one of the few who speak passionately and clearly. Hope you find your way to keep the message coming: believe it or not, there are those out there (here) that do believe, are willing to sacrifice and stand on principal. Keep up the good work.

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  14. For what it's worth, your writing helps me, and I'd miss it if you stopped.

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