There is a valid case to be made for American Exceptionalism. In the international industrial community, which is where I have been these many months, it is understood that it takes several men of other nations to do the work Americans do every day. This is not due to physical strength or intelligence, it is due to the work ethic bred into us by a pioneering instinct, it is an understanding that it will take a lot of work to make something out of nothing and we have the will and the persistence to get it done. In other nations the caste system tells people who they will be from the moment of their birth, until the day of their death. With that knowledge they lack inspiration, lack motivation and lack the individual vigor to take great feats upon themselves. It is somewhat the same structure we abandoned when we broke from Great Britain.
Being an American is special, less so today because of our leadership, Democratic and Republican. In fact, the flaws that present themselves in our government did not arise out of the people, who were often too busy managing their own affairs to care much about what went on in Philadelphia and later Washington. But it was the mismanagement of the politicians, their thirst for power and their desire for influence that broke the American system. From the moment of its inception the Constitution was being undermined by those who saw in it a way to greater stature and power, ever controlling more and more of their own spheres until they encroached on everyone else’s.
It is a flawed system and whether one believes that it was designed to enslave the people or that key rulings of the Supreme Court and the excesses of certain presidential administrations caused the predicament that we find ourselves in, we are nonetheless faced with terrible choices. We must question who, in fact, we are. Are we Americans, or not? What does that mean when we have succumbed to the threats made against us by our government for doing nothing other than acting like Americans?
We are no longer a free nation, for without anonymity, one cannot be free in one’s pursuits, but will always have a master to administer their affairs. The rampant and constant violations of the Fourth Amendment have robbed us of our ability to remain secure in our documents, our houses and our thoughts. They have the taste of blood and they will not stop until they are able to imprison us for our opinions alone.
This is where we must consider who we are. Americans would not have stood by while all of this was done to their liberty and to their privacy. We have to come to the understanding that while we are still Americans, this is no longer America.
I have had the chance to meet some old friends and some new friends at the 7th North Carolina Patcon that I have waited so long to attend. Those grounds are America, filled with Americans who are rightfully and dutifully upset at the quiet revolution which has taken place, not on the battlefields, but in the boardrooms of corporations and in federal committees. The revolution has not been done by them, but to them, without a shot. That is not to say that it was done without violence, as many will attest, but without a straight up fight like we gave the British. It was done, exactly how the Marxists do things, through courts and with sheer, brutal force.
But, I still believe that it is American exceptionalism that will win out, at some point, because of all of them gathered there. America might be gone, as a political entity that brought us from the backwoods to the very pinnacle of world power in just a few decades, but Americans are not.
For a long time it has been accepted that Americans have excelled and exceeded because of their form of government; that the Constitution was a brilliant document that created the greatest industrial, financial, military and commercial power ever to exist. But, the Constitution did not create Americans; Americans created it. No other people could have conceived of the form of government we call our own.
But, the nation is changing again as it has from its beginning. Immigration is changing it; the Marxists who could not win the Cold War have vanquished every level of our society. The power-hungry and greedy are consuming more and more of our liberty and enslaving us to pay their debts. There are not many who remember freedom, what its benefits were and why we should desire it. They have come from different systems or ideological perspectives and they are not us, as always, no matter how far one goes back into the history of the United States, there have always been some Americans, who truly were not.
But, for those of us who are, who hold our liberty jealously, who do not see themselves as wards of the state and ask only to have a fair chance to grow and build and produce for their families, it is a tough time. Every adversary of freedom wants desperately to extinguish the notion of individualism, of self-sufficiency, and of determination, because, as they see it, those are the American traits that stand in the way of their socialist paradise. They must make us give in to the power of the state. And, they have no conscience to battle, for they have staked their claim to humanitarianism, even if they have to kill each and every one of us to prove it.
After World War II America was flush with success, they had used their ingenuity, their determination and penchant for hard work to defeat every foe on Earth. They had, by 1945, the ability to annihilate any nation that stood against it. A lot of other countries would have used that power to control the world, to demand homage be paid; to blackmail. Even as we recognized that the Soviet Union would become an ardent adversary we did not use our power to destroy it. That is American and it is exceptional in the annals of history.
So, today, we face those same Marxists, even if they were born in America into long-standing capitalist fortunes, they have never been truly American. Being American is not a race, or even an ethnicity, it is an understanding that liberty is the cornerstone, the very source of fantastic achievements and innovations that propel a nation and its people into greatness. Without it, we are just like the rest of the world, bound up and stifled by regulations and government oversight of every thought.
There is a thing such as American exceptionalism. In liberty we are exceptional, in restraint we are not. To save this nation from the horrors of Marxist rule we must embrace the idea that liberty itself, privacy and freedom from regulation are essential, not just to prosperity, but to survival. A weakened nation, as we currently are due to the detour we have taken from this simple understanding, cannot long avoid the attacks of overseas powers who seek our destruction, be that North Korea, Russia, China or ISIS.
We are in the unenviable position of having to do everything we can, to be exceptional Americans, to wrest control of our fates from our own government that has, through evil intent and amazing mismanagement destroyed our national strength.
Our national strength is not, as the Marxists believe, in our resources, our industry and our commerce, but in the ideological understanding that the power of the individual is the key to the success of American society. The fact that our strength is wholly incompatible with Marxist rule seems to escape them. It is vital that we, as Americans, understand this. That we proceed from this moment to demand our rights as a form of national survival. Without it, without us, this nation and all of the people in it are lost.
That is why this Patcon is important, why gathering in Meatspace is important, why participating in local groups, refining mutual defenses is important, why communications are important and why regarding our militias as integral to our survival is absolutely necessary. Every important stance against the arbitrary power of the federal government has included support from a militia.
We don’t have to agree with everyone everywhere. We are incapable of being sycophants by our very natures, but supporting the militias and local defense organizations makes the task of oppression much more difficult to hide from the vast majority of true Americans who agree with our perspective. Refusing to be rolled over by the power of government has always been American and it has always made us exceptional.