This is where I am going to get sideways with a couple of folks, some of my favorite folks, but I don't write this blog to make friends. I write it because I think there are some things to be said. So, here we go.
I am not interested in the general protesting sort of stuff, but I do believe in showing a presence, in putting out a signal of what is to come if things continue toward Marxism. I have been to a lot of Tea Party things, but almost always as a defender of the people doing the protesting. I recall one event in Denver and I was watching for aggression against the Tea Party gathered there. I don't believe in signs and all of that, but as a show of force, I do. So, some union thug had cornered a black Tea Party guy and was giving him the liberal line on why a black man should be in the Tea Party. This union thug was big and had done some enforcing before, he had the marks, so I intervened and his friends, seeing how this was going to go with someone who could and would fight back, dragged him away before the cameras caught his Marxist nature.
Despite the fact that one must go "full retard" as it is called in the piece, there are some very good suggestions for those who feel the same way I do. I am always willing to engage the Marxists, wherever they present themselves. I don't know how to explain to people that we are engaged in a WAR that should be fought by our police and our military, but if one has not been paying attention, they are not or will not ever be on our side of things. They have already bought into the power of the Deep State. They are the Deep State.
Here's the fact, if you are not willing to go out and put yourself between the Marxist thugs in black and do battle in the streets to protect those pro-Trumpers out there, I just don't get it. We cannot always take a defensive position. The war will not be settled anywhere, but in the streets. The Tea Party, for all of the degradation it receives, changed the last three elections. It may not have changed the stripes on the tiger, but it changed the tigers, it changed Democrat house seats to Republican and it revealed the extent to which the Republicans were just Democrats with better talking points. It changed A LOT. I say this, having distanced myself from them for a long time, and not out of admiration, but to say that it changed nothing is unadulterated nonsense. At least as much as could be changed politically. It also taught a lot of us that it had no ability to actually change anything, except letters associated with some politicians. Okay, lesson learned, I moved on to people I thought understood the battlefield and would be willing to engage the enemy.
Perhaps I was wrong.
I guess, if one considers themselves a "general" then there is no reason to go out into the streets and stop the Marxists from "punching a Nazi" which, if you haven't been paying attention, is anyone not a Marxist piece of garbage. But, if you are a "soldier" and consider yourself a "bullet-catcher" the way I do, then it is perfectly reasonable to get out there, get a little bloody, go to jail for the night, but do not cede the streets your mothers, wives and daughters walk to those thugs. It is someone's mom out there doing what she thinks is politically relevant. It doesn't matter if she is wrong, or right, but not to stand between her and the Marxists so she can have her say is wrong, dead wrong and to some extent cowardly.
I understand the "local, local, local" mindset and that is all well and good, but if the Marxists are shoving people around in your AO and you think it is none of your business, that's where we part ways. I'm not saying one should drive cross country, but an hour or two from you is your AO. Let me spell it out for you. The mobs coming into your direct AO are going to form in the cities and by taking the head-in-the-sand posture, you are only letting them gain power, influence and funding with which to do it. In my opinion, they should be engaged anywhere they raise their ugly scalps. I have driven hours and hours to be there when I thought they would show up, just to be there, just to stand between the pro-Trumpers and these thugs. That is my duty. If it isn't yours, fine. I will not judge, but neither will I tolerate being called a Retard, because I recognize my duty and am fully willing and determined to do it. Even if I am alone.
This is, to me, the crucial difference between us and them. They go out to bust people in the mouth, we are the defenders, the protectors of our people, or at least the defenders of liberty, other people's liberty, not just ours. And, we don't have to agree with them to defend them. The ugliness represented by these Marxists is what I am wholly against, in every form and if I am not willing to oppose it at great personal risk, then I don't really care about it at all. I might as well just sit in my little hole and wait for the knock, so I can shoot through the door. But, that is not me.