Skip to comments.The Broad Perspective on the Growing Outrage in America
Posted on 06/11/2009 11:33:11 AM PDT by Welshman007
An ill wind is blowing in America. Ordinary citizens from coast to coast are feeling a growing sense of outrage over what they are witnessing in Washington. At least one talk radio host states that the rage he is hearing from his listeners indicates that trouble is brewing beneath the surface that could erupt into the streets, not in violence, but in peaceful protest that sends a signal to Washington.
Washington will never get the signal. Well, they will, but they won’t care about it.
The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.
Barring some unforeseen event, we'll have to go to the mattresses.
LOL. Good one.
While at the tea party in Portland I realized I was standing next to some liberals because one man was laughing hysterically while his female companion said in a disgusted tone “I can feel my IQ going down” as if they couldn’t believe the disgusting, pitiful display before them of peaceful people with signs listening to the Declaration of Independence being read.
These people will never agree with us, will always think they’re superior. We just have to overtake them and not worry about whether or not they like it, because they won’t.
You’re both right. I believe that there will eventually be some violence, but let the violence be brought to us and not the reverse.
The only protests that will work will be heads on pikes.
How many of those same idiots stayed home because of James Dobson’s playing with political interference, huh???
From Convulsion and Paralysis
Leonard Peikoff The Ominous Parallels - 1993
The American people may oppose the nations present course, but by themselves the people cannot change it. They may oppose the taxes and the bureaucrats, but these are merely consequences, which cannot be significantly cut back so long as their source is untouched. (Emphasis mine. Noumenon) The people may curse big government in general but to no avail if the pressure groups among them, following the logic of a mixed economy, continue to be fruitful and to multiply. The people may swing to the right, but it is futile, if the leaders of the right are swinging to their own brand of statism.
The country may throw the rascals out, but it means nothing if the next administration is made of neo-rascals from the other party. To change a nations basic course requires more than a mood of popular discontent. It requires the definition of new direction for the country to take. Above all, it requires a theoretical justification for this direction, one which would convince people that the course being urged is practical and moral.
Moral considerations alone might not be sufficient to move men, if they believe the course being urged is impractical; practical considerations alone will not move men, if they believe the course is immoral. The union of the two, however, is irresistible.
By its nature, changing the course of a nation is a task that can be achieved only by men who deal with the field of ideas. In the long run the people of a country have no alternative: they end up following the lead of the intellectuals. The intellectuals cannot escape ideas, either. They may become anti-ideological skeptics, who offer the country for guidance only subjective feelings and short-range pragmatism (describes the current political landscape all too well. Noumenon); but it is the ideas ultimately, the basic ideas they still accept, explicitly or otherwise, which determine the content of their feelings and of their pragmatism.
In the long run, intellectuals, too, have no alternative: they end up following the lead of the philosophers. If there is no new philosophy to guide and rally the better men among them, the intellectuals will follow one that is old and bankrupt. If there are no living ideas, they will follow dying ones and take the country with them
There is a yawning chasm of intellectual poverty regarding, especially, freedom and government.
We are stuck with a domination of 19th century romantic idealism promulgated by Marx, Freud, Darwin, Dewey and others that has yet to be supplanted by anything deeper and more satisfying.
Like it or not liberals have the intellectual high ground, low and vulgar though it is. Until there comes along a voice of deep, penetrating systematic thought we will remain stuck.
There is a plethora of intelligent commentarians with well reasoned ideas and a deep fcommitment to the dignity of freedom and individualism.
Until we have a Weltenschaung that systematically replaces the old ideals of the 19th century, of collectivism and its vile spawn, with an in depth analysis of the requirements for individual liberty we will not begin to win the raging wars that engulf us.
Tax revolt is another recourse most powerfully used during our revolution.
Given our nature as human beings, these wars will always be with us. We must fight them over and over again. Paul Johnson, in his Modern Times had this to say:
Of the trio of great German imaginative scholars who offer explanations of human behavior in the nineteenth century, and whose corpus of thought the post-1918 world inherited, only two so far have been mentioned.
Marx described a world in which the central dynamic was economic interest. To Freud, the principal thrust was sexual. Both assumed that religion, the old impulse that moved men and masses, was a fantasy and always had been.
Friedrich Nietzsche, the third of the trio, was also an atheist. But he saw God not as an invention, but as a casualty, and His demise as in some important sense an historical event which would have dramatic consequences. He wrote in 1886: "The greatest event in recent times - that 'God is Dead,' that the belief in the Christian God is no longer tenable - is beginning to cast its first shadows upon Europe." Among the advanced races, the decline and ultimately the collapse of the religious impulse would leave a huge vacuum.
Nietzsche rightly perceived that the most likely candidate would be what he called the 'Will to Power,' which offered a far more comprehensive and in the end more plausible explanation of human behavior than Marx or Freud. In place of religious belief, there would be secular ideology. Those who had once filled the ranks of the totalitarian clergy would become totalitarian politicians. And above all the Will to Power would produce a new kind of messiah, uninhibited by any religious sanctions whatsoever, and with an unappeasable appetite for controlling mankind."
Let's say that again: And above all the Will to Power would produce a new kind of messiah, uninhibited by any religious sanctions whatsoever, and with an unappeasable appetite for controlling mankind."
That's who we're dealing with now. The Constitution and the rule of law are just so much toilet paper to those who would rule us now. Our values are punchlines to sneering liberal party jokes.
This is the endgame of Gramscis and Alinsky's heirs and disciples. These are the murderous great-great-great-great-grandchildren of the French Revolution, cold-eyed with contempt for you and yours; spiral-eyed crazy with hate for what you believe in and possessed of an utterly unappeasable appetite for controlling mankind. Just as Hitler was completely candid in "Mein Kampf" about what he intended to do with Germany, the Jews and the world, so the Left has been completely up front about where they intend to take America, how they've planned to do it and what they're going to do once they achieve absolute power. So, when it comes to the Constitution and rule of law, my pretties, theyll not only sweep the pieces off the board, theyll upend the table and put a bullet in you while theyre at it. As far as the Left is concerned, rules are for losers and history, godawful bloody history is my witness.
The reality is that well never see another truly free, open and honest election in this country until after the next American Civil War and the death of millions. And the America we'll have after that won't be the America we started with - for good or for ill. It was always and ever up to us.
Remember that the people who've now gotten their hands on the apparatus of the State would rather rule in Hell than live in peace with the rest of us. They will happily reduce Western civilization to stinking pile of rubble and corpses as long as they believe that they will be the ones sitting on top of the rubble heap.
Wake up, people. Youre not going to talk or vote your way out of the tyranny thats coming. And thats precisely the point of tyranny, isnt it? None of us have a Get Out of History Free card, either. None.
Your circumstances can and will change overnight.
That's one of the great lessons that so many of us have failed to learn from the history of the twentieth century. Fat, happy, stupid and "it can't happen here," is how most of us are except for the ones who are actually cheering for it to happen here. And then there those of us who see exactly what's going on and are prepared for the eventual outcomes. We're preparing for war.
Change is coming, oh yes indeed - but it's not what any of that Marxist meat puppet's worshipers bargained for. Rand had it right all these many years ago when she said that there is no personal neutrality today. Time to get off the fence. Time to stand up and be heard. Time to start getting together with like-minded people. Time to organize your list of Things To Do, Places To Go and People To Meet. Because when your favorite websites suddenly go dark, when your cell phones and other comm nets no longer work, when the roadblocks go up, when you hear the knock on the door - then itll be too damned late.
It will be too late unless you're willing, like Atlas, to shrug - and then pick up a gun before they come for you. Unless you're willing to take action, you aren't going to get your country back, much less preserve your own freedom and dignity.
So don't just sit there with a pile of ammo and a gun in your closet. Participate in the nearest Appleseed Project shoot and join a community of like minded people turning ammunition into skill. Join up with Glenn Beck's 912Project - a latter-day network of the original Committees of Correspondence - to meet more like-minded folks. Connect with people in your own neighborhood to build your own 'Alarm and Muster' network.
It may be the last chance we're going to get.
Ayn Rand once said, "The world is a beautiful place and worth fighting for. But not without Freedom." Stand with me. Stand with us. And if you think that freedom is passé or over-rated, just wait until you see what your new masters replace it with.
We are what they fear most - informed, armed and unafraid citizens.
Finally, on the dawn of that "dark modern day" of which Titus Livy spoke over 2000 years ago, when it does all go bad - as it now seems that it will - resolve at the very least to sell your life dearly. Do your best to kill every one who comes for you, your family or your means of self-defense. Make them pay, for if that's what they're coming to do, they are enemies of human freedom and they are unfit to live in a free society. In fact, they are just plain unfit to live. If you surrender to this evil, not only is your cause lost, but you will also strengthen those who would perpetrate their evil on others. And that's the greatest guilt of all...
This is one of the best threads I can ever recall reading on this forum! Worth the bookmark!
That phrase is really, “Speak truth to power”, isn’t it?
That’s my daily gaffe...
I’m working up a speech for the 4th of July Coeur d’Alene Tea Party. Haven’t Done anything like that for a long, long time. But there are things that need to be said. While we can still say them.
The eil spawn that you so clearly describe are cowardes to a soul. They will bray and use the force of law and exsecutive authority to require your allegiance. In the final struggle, however, when you refuse to bow they will melt into blubbering pools of slime. They have the courage to demand that other do their bidding but they have no courage to pick up a gun and use it to enforce their will. They are cowards all.
This is precisely why your admonition is so very important. Standing up with a shrug, and encountering the madmen who seek to master us with an in your face absolute death threat is the only way to put down these fools. I guarantee you they will cower before us as they expect us to cower before them.
Please, for the benefit of us, but more importantly for posterity, maintain that eloquence! Men, and the minds of men, must be free!
Well spoken, my FRiend, well spoken...
That won’t even work. There are now more of them than there are of us. And each day they increase and we decrease.
[To Wit] If every person that called themselves a Christian and every legitmate gun owner had voted against obama it would have been no contest.
But that did not happen.obama got much more of his share of the votes of both groups.
So we are where we are.
ACORN has billions of dollars to ensure that it only gets worse in the future.
Elections do have consequences.
One of the best posts I have ever read on here also. Thank you.
ping your list for this post Lucy, #15
God has blessed this America,
Now, please, GOD SAVE AMERICA!!!!!!!!
"There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time." George S. Patton
That deserves its own thread.
I say . . . speak truth to power . . . whatever the risk . . . yet with Holy Spirit’s wisdom.
Truth will ultimately demonstrate His own power.
And power for power’s sake will be imprisoned to collapse in on itself eternally.
During the 04 election, I joined in with a bunch of young Protest Warriors in welcoming M. Moore to Salem. I was prolly the oldest guy their holding a sign, but it was fun.
(And a great homepage brother - preach on!!!!!)
Well there are a series of boxes we have recourse to. The leadership of our country can decide which one they want to respond to. The Soapbox. The ballot box. The ammo box. The ball is in their court.
It appears with the Tea parties and the current dissent is the Soapbox. The Ballot Box comes in 2010 — perhaps in 2012 at latest... After that...???
??? What planet has this person been on the last three months.
That is either the best peice of political rhetoric since Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death,” or you are completely, utterly and totally insane! FOr the record, I tend to believe the former!
I would caution that the time is not yet — but I, too, am afraid it is coming, and it may be impossible to avoid now. Tremendous passion appreciated, my FRiend!
SO, if our cause is right and just, should we just lay down and surrender, Sport? Or do we stand, even as the Founders stood, no matter what we may have to sacrifice in the process — like Lives, fortunes, and sacred honor?
(from a speech in 2000)
“A Whiter Shade of Pale”
Speech of Janice Rogers Brown,
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
I will close with a story I like a lot. It’s a true story. It happened on June 10, 1990. A British Airways jet bound for Malaga, Spain, took off from Birmingham, England. It was expected to be a routine flight. As the jet climbed through the 23,000-foot level, there was a loud bang; the cockpit windshield directly in front of the captain blew out. The sudden decompression sucked Captain Lancaster out of his seatbelt and into the hole left by the windscreen. A steward who happened to be in the cockpit managed to snag the captain’s feet as he hurtled past. Another steward rushed onto the flight deck, strapped himself into the captain’s chair and, helped by other members of the crew, clung with all his strength to the captain. The slipstream was so fierce, they were unable to drag the pilot back into the plane. His clothing was ripped from his body. With Lancaster plastered against the nose of the jet, the co-pilot donned an oxygen mask and flew the plane to Southampton approximately 15 minutes away and landed safely. The captain had a fractured elbow, wrist and thumb; a mild case of frostbite, but was otherwise unharmed.
We find ourselves, like the captain, in a situation that is hopeless but not yet desperate. The arcs of history, culture, philosophy, and science all seem to be converging on this temporal instant. Familiar arrangements are coming apart; valuable things are torn from our hands, snatched away by the decompression of our fragile ark of culture. But, it is too soon to despair. The collapse of the old system may be the crucible of a new vision. We must get a grip on what we can and hold on. Hold on with all the energy and imagination and ferocity we possess. Hold on even while we accept the darkness. We know not what miracles may happen; what heroic possibilities exist. We may be only moments away from a new dawn.
This is the substance of what I intend to deliver this July Fourth. A little less of the historical quote, a tad less incendiary in the last few sentences, and a little more of the oath I’ve taken up front. It’s got to stay simple.
These are my values and they’re worth fighting for. These are the values that most sane people hold dear.
And these are the people who are arrayed against you and everything you stand for.
And this is what you must do if you’re going to retain your freedom and your dignity.
That’s the message.
to me the worst part is the patience in achieving their goals...to the point that many 'good' people wont react because theve simply been immunized from the rage that a free citizen should have on a near daily basis lately...
fortunately, there are still 'enough' citizens, currently, to be sufficient for the day...
The Democrats will totally meltdown emotionally if conservatives start matching.
You know, comrades," says Stalin, "that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this - who will count the votes, and how." Memoirs of the former secretary of Stalin (loosely translated, original in Russian)
ACORN will be counting the votes.
I haven't cried in a very long time. Haven't allowed myself because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to stop. I have so much worth living for that it is worth dying for. And I am crying now because I know what you say is true.
If war it is, then....
Bump and bookmark...
We're rebuilding politics from the bottom up.
Conservatism resists systematization, and will never be regarded as thoughtful and humane, never seen as occupying the moral high ground, because it cannot promise people that they will be happy.
Beautiful post, Noumenon. Thank you for reminding me of the Johnson quote about Nietzsche. In my view, Nietzsche is much-maligned and misunderstood by conservatives because of his discussion of the death of God. But Nietzsche was deeply conservative in the sense that he opposed mass tyranny (democracy) and favored a rule by an enlightened, antistatist aristocracy, not unlike the political system described in our own forgotten Constitution. He favored aesthetic values over political values. In fact he rejected political values entirely.
voting booths are no more
The time to fight is when they come for your arms. Or, more importantly, those of others. The first to be raided, will not "make it", in most cases. But they can't come for everyone at the same time. The second, third and subsequent "waves" of raids should be met with snipers at their backs.
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