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The Coming Storm
Short Essay | 1/1/13 | William of Barsoom

Posted on 01/01/2013 8:36:24 AM PST by William of Barsoom

I am an American.

I was born that way. In a small town in New England right at the end of World War II, in which my father was a submariner. We weren’t rich at all -- we were just regular people. When my turn came it was called Vietnam.


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I am an American.

I was born that way. In a small town in New England right at the end of World War II, in which my father was a submariner. We weren’t rich at all -- we were just regular people. When my turn came it was called Vietnam.

When I was in grade school, George Washington was still the Father Of The Country, and Abraham Lincoln had freed the slaves. Hitler and Tojo were bad, and FDR was good. Our Senators, Congressmen, Mayor, and even Eisenhower were worthy of all proper respect. We had a Christmas Pageant in school every year, and one year I got to read the words, “And in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.” I read it well.

Later, I came to know that the Founding Fathers -- as we called them then -- had some character flaws, and were not all perfect men, were not born as alabaster statues standing in a heroic and noble manner on some pedestal. They were more complex and were very much products of their times, as we all are. But what remained irrefutable was that together they had worked a true act of deep genius in creating our Constitution. This Constitution was the framework for what would become, and still is, unarguably the greatest and most powerful and most just nation on the face of the Earth.

We cured diseases, we grasped and understood the very heart of the Matter of all the Universe. We touched the moon six times, represented by a dozen courageous men. None other has touched it since, now over forty years on.

Yes, we had, and have flaws as a nation, but we are mostly honest enough to drag them out into the light and work on ways to cure them. Who doubts that we’ll cure them one day, allowed a fair and level justice system? We assume nothing is hopeless. We assume anything can be fixed or improved. We can make of ourselves anything we wish -- or try. We are not locked into inflexible social roles by cruel inheritance or some rigid caste system. We know Liberty.

Many believe we have very dark days just ahead. A lot of pretty delusions have built up on continued weak and illogical thinking -- and the bill has come due, payable in full, and right now. But we don’t have the money, and the folks running things have been lying so long, and we’ve been buying their pretty lies for so long, that we are all in a very big, deep pickle, and the politicians are all blaming each other rather than rolling up their sleeves and getting to work to fix it. Who doubts that they could, if they only would put their honest and patriotic efforts into it?

We have an entire generation -- maybe two -- of semi-literate, low-information, inept, fundamentally without personal morality or ethics, and completely uneducated in any meaningful sense, and who understand virtually nothing of how anything works, be it their own thumb-phone, or their government. But they vote. They vote based on bumper sticker slogans, fashion, and nothing else, as they parrot the mindless jingles without thinking about what they mean.

It’s our fault -- all of us -- for letting this happen. And this generation of functional morons is not equipped remotely to face the trials that definitely lay ahead in their future. It’s a shame, really. Many will doubtless lose their lives needlessly. But the fires of the crucible of these troubled times will make some into iron people, who have suffered, and come ultimately to understand why, and how to find the path back to proper civilization.

It would seem these tests, trials, and gauntlets must come to every generation for it to truly honor and understand Liberty. We who have passed through it, often hesitate to permit or encourage our young to do it, hoping to shield them from the pain and difficulty of it, knowing how hard it can be. I think we do them an ultimate disservice when we do that, because the lack of the need for rising to the challenge leaves them soft, complacent, and self-absorbed right when they need to be Warriors themselves to even survive.

Put simply, we’ve been living a fantasy for a long time, and the balloon is badly over-inflated and absolutely must pop, and pop soon. And yet so few have a clue.

I hear some folks thinking and planning about what country to move to, to avoid the storm. New Zealand. Costa Rica. Etcetera. They would run from the fight, this worthy fight, to conquer the troubles and restore things to a better way. Fine. Run, cowards. But don’t come back. We won’t be needing you after it’s been re-secured.

I will not leave America in her Dark Hours, for I am not a summer soldier. If need be, I will fall with her, but I will not abandon her for some other place. This is my place, and this is my country, not the government’s, but mine. And yours.

I will stay right here come what may, and fight like a Warrior and work like a Carpenter to restore her to common sense and sanity. I have read Sun Tsu, and I know what to do, and how to do it.

I am an American. I was born to this duty and this blessing. My people have always been bred and are always prepared for this fight.

1 posted on 01/01/2013 8:36:40 AM PST by William of Barsoom
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To: William of Barsoom

Pass it on:

AGENDA: Grinding America Down

http://vimeo.com/52009124


2 posted on 01/01/2013 8:42:20 AM PST by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: William of Barsoom

Nicely said—thank you.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 8:43:16 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: William of Barsoom
I'm expecting individuals to start a guerrilla war in various places around the country this year.

And I'm expecting a lot of freepers to be really upset about it, and to encourage people to wait until 2016 -- we might get Boehner to run for president then, and really turn this baby around!! No need for drastic action until we see how 2016 turns out ...

At some point, we do need to act like we're in a war. Because we are.

4 posted on 01/01/2013 8:43:29 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: William of Barsoom
What a wonderful first post read in 2013!

There were many truths and the bottom line, for me at least, is those who will run from their duties aren't worthy of spit.

It's time to dig and fight, both figuratively and literally, for our nation. This is something we haven't had to do for over 150 years - four generations - and it shows, badly.

5 posted on 01/01/2013 8:43:40 AM PST by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: William of Barsoom

Well thought out, and well written.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 8:44:25 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: William of Barsoom
You write well and this was worth reading. I find that it always comes back to this sentiment:

I am an American. I was born to this duty and this blessing. My people have always been bred and are always prepared for this fight.

This is our watch and our responsibility for which generations have fought and died to pass on to us. I pray that we are worthy of that which we've been given or we will pass a level of hell on earth to the next generation and will have earned eternity's curse.

7 posted on 01/01/2013 8:45:50 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: William of Barsoom
Hear, hear.

Great post.

Happy New Year!

8 posted on 01/01/2013 8:46:49 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: William of Barsoom

Wishing for knowledge of what to do. But until a class of leaders comes along that is willing to challenge those born after 1960 to become the next greatest generation, to right the wrongs of ourselves and our recent predecessors, and to ignore the entire elitist media-academia industry, America will spin downward.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 8:51:09 AM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: William of Barsoom
I think Gabby Johnson said it best: "I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter. "

/johnny

10 posted on 01/01/2013 8:51:26 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That is some fine authentic frontier gibberish.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 8:53:48 AM PST by EEGator
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To: William of Barsoom

Well put.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 8:55:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: ClearCase_guy
we might get Boehner to run for president then

; )

13 posted on 01/01/2013 8:56:20 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: William of Barsoom

Perfectly Stated....


14 posted on 01/01/2013 8:56:28 AM PST by vet7279
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To: William of Barsoom

What is it that we do when we cast a ballot? I “voted” for a person running for the United States Senate, but what does that really mean? Am I showing support for a candidate that reflects my thoughts and beliefs? Am I voting for someone because I think that person is like me? Is that how Democrats vote? Is that what motivates their decision to pull a certain lever? That union autoworker, does he vote for Obama because he thinks Obama has had similar life experiences to his own? Or do Democrat voters see their vote as an investment? Is it something they “invest” with the Democrat party in order to receive a financial return? We aren’t even in the game if all we do is throw up our hands and call the Democrat voters stupid. We have to understand them, and we don’t because we are intellectually lazy.

“Understand yourself and understand your opponents, and in one hundred battles, you will not be defeated.”


15 posted on 01/01/2013 9:02:28 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: William of Barsoom

Bookmark.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 9:03:50 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: JRandomFreeper

Sure that wasn’t Gabby Hayes?

Anyway, interesting times ahead. Like the first Civil War was.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 9:05:15 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970
Olson Johnson said: "Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebted to Gabby Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. I'm particulary glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.".

I figure Olson Johnson would know Gabby Johnson.

/johnny

18 posted on 01/01/2013 9:07:31 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: EEGator
Revr'nd!

/johnny

19 posted on 01/01/2013 9:08:42 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Walmartian

My husband and I watched AGENDA this morning.

All is clear now.

We haven’t much of a chance.

I think the only thing that caused fright to our communists in charge was massive Tea Party rallies and rallies like Glenn Beck held in DC.

As long as we are at home, inside and griping, they commies feel safe.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 9:09:27 AM PST by dforest
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To: William of Barsoom

Another poster on another thread months ago said, and I’m quoting, “Washington needs to be burned down to the ground.”.

The only thing I would add to that is as follows: “With all federal employees sitting in their offices”. I think that he had implied the addition but didn’t say it. :-)

The feral government needs to be cut by at least 50%.


21 posted on 01/01/2013 9:12:49 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: William of Barsoom
Well said. However, I don't see "flaws" anymore other than what the federal, state, and local governments create and the socialists teach. Equal opportunity exists for all. Slavery is long gone; sexism is gone; ageism is gone; ethnic bias is gone in the work place; we give our childrens' lives to promote self-determination throughout the World; we also give our wealth and resources to so many around the World, many of who don't deserve it.

We have no more "flaws" other than our political class, and that is their doing, plus the dumb-downed electorate by our agenda driven education system.

So, maybe we do have one last flaw, and that would be our failure to educate our children properly about our history and the history of other civilizations that fell from within.

Thanks for your article.

22 posted on 01/01/2013 9:15:19 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“What did he say?”

“He said the sheriff is NEAR.”

“No! Consarn dadgum it!! I said the sheriff is a N[CLANG!]..”

;^)


23 posted on 01/01/2013 9:18:25 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: William of Barsoom

From one carpenter to another... well said. Thank you.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 9:20:47 AM PST by Track9 ("The nightly "news" is for the ignorant.")
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To: William of Barsoom

Thank you


25 posted on 01/01/2013 9:23:24 AM PST by ebersole
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To: William of Barsoom
AMEN.

You Know How This Ends Right? This Ends Through War.

26 posted on 01/01/2013 9:24:38 AM PST by blam
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To: William of Barsoom

Well said. For those that fear we have lost too many people to the brain dead liberal ranks, please take some comfort in my words. My son is an Army Ranger, and there are many of his generation that “get it”. I am proud of them. There are plenty of more mature Americans that “get it” too. Last night at a neighborhood party there was a long and intelligent conversation about guns, concealed carry, weapons, self defense, etc. Men and women participated. I would take 10 of these people against 100 of the clueless any day.


27 posted on 01/01/2013 9:27:42 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: William of Barsoom
I will not leave America in her Dark Hours, for I am not a summer soldier. If need be, I will fall with her, but I will not abandon her..................

To this I also pledge!!!

28 posted on 01/01/2013 9:30:29 AM PST by varon ( I'll take the Mafia over the Feds anytime)
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To: William of Barsoom
Amen! Very well said.

It’s our fault -- all of us -- for letting this happen.

29 posted on 01/01/2013 9:31:40 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: William of Barsoom

Great post...but you can not restore a corpse....

We are a dead body...but filled with parasites that only make us look alive


30 posted on 01/01/2013 9:32:18 AM PST by Popman
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To: William of Barsoom

Get ready Yank, it might happen again. You have your Illinois President in place....


31 posted on 01/01/2013 9:32:30 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: William of Barsoom

I am glad for the patriotic sentiment and the historical reality of what you said, but we have tried to re-live a time in our history and make it our present reality without seeking the original cause of that blessed time from long ago.

The answer to all this, is not what we need to change the political landscape with or what Conservative leader we need to replace but what we need to fill the hearts of men with.

The answer is to live, teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

We do not need a tea party revival, we need a Bible based revival.

Our nation is doomed because we are no longer a Christian nation. It is only the prayers for mercy from genuine Bible believers that our nation is not destroyed.

We might try to escape to a better land, but we will soon find the same problems there as we had here.

We are rapidly approaching the end times, and we need to tell people there is a lifeboat they can get in.

That lifeboat is the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Jn 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Jn 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Jn 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
Jn 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


32 posted on 01/01/2013 9:33:12 AM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: William of Barsoom
I too want to thank you for the inspiring thoughts.. I am wont to post Abe's observations from the other side on these matters..

If you could first know where you are and whither you are tending, you could better judge what to do and how to do it. You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.

The question today is either the opponents of statism will arrest the further spread of it and place it on course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become permanent.

Have you no tendency to the latter condition?

Let anyone who doubts carefully contemplate that now almost complete legal combination — piece of machinery, so to speak — compounded of the Republican Party hands-across-the-aisle doctrine and the dreadful actions among statism's chief architects.

I will simply add that here they are, the "other America's" New Normal ruling elite

I remember them.

The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were celebrated in the establishment MSM as the most intelligent generation ever!. They are now arguably that very establishment that praised them and they hold themselves and their ideological issue in even higher regard.

Void the bowels of Washington!

33 posted on 01/01/2013 9:34:11 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: William of Barsoom

Neither California nor New York City are worth the life of one American soldier.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 9:40:59 AM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: William of Barsoom

Neither California nor New York City are worth the life of one American soldier.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 9:41:07 AM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: William of Barsoom

I also believe their will be a wave of individual guerrilla warfare attacks upon federal establishments and some localized sympathizers.

Most will be futile meager potshots ill timed and lacking in focus brought about by reckless poor planning and execution, basically your average American with little or no training will be doing acts of rebellion against a runaway totalitarianism government out of fear.

I do not see any large scale organized resistance groups or any centralized leadership, if anything people will just not accept any leadership as they have no more faith, and nobody has arisen worthy of leadership to defend the constitution.

Some states will have a more determined and organized plan of federal defiance while others will openly hunt down registered gun owners on any rules infringement no matter the smallness of degree. We are already seeing that in the NE where they can say even a textbook is a terrorists weapon.


36 posted on 01/01/2013 9:44:52 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Meanwhile, over at GOP HQ:

"Holy underwear! Sheriff murdered! Innocent women and children blown to bits! We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph! "

37 posted on 01/01/2013 9:45:40 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: dforest

I agree completely. We have to make our voices heard. We obviously weren’t loud enough on election day!


38 posted on 01/01/2013 9:46:52 AM PST by Snowy
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To: Walmartian

I am with you, my friend.


39 posted on 01/01/2013 9:49:43 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: rcofdayton

Aside from the major cities, much of California is somewhat conservative. It’s just that the cities have too great of a population to overcome. The state itself is beautiful. Beaches, mountains, deserts, and forests make it have something for everyone.


40 posted on 01/01/2013 9:50:12 AM PST by EEGator
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To: William of Barsoom

Thanks for a great post. Very inspiring!


41 posted on 01/01/2013 9:52:51 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Snowy

More important than election day, is the activism. Big groups of us not going to take it anymore. I think the tone would have to be much more stern than before.

We come back under a different name because the commies and the media have demonized the “tea party” brand.

Other than doing the above, things do not look so good for the future. We haven’t much time because Obamacare is designed to get rid of those who know the truth.


42 posted on 01/01/2013 9:56:13 AM PST by dforest
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To: RaceBannon

Praise the Lord!

but pass the ammunition.


43 posted on 01/01/2013 9:59:57 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: RaceBannon
That lifeboat is the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Amen. Get in the lifeboat.

44 posted on 01/01/2013 10:01:27 AM PST by thecodont
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To: Gadsden1st

What we need is a national religious reawakening. Every minister should be preaching this from the pulpit.


45 posted on 01/01/2013 10:05:28 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: EEGator

Jeff Stone, supervisor of Riverside County, has been trying to form a 51st state with other inland and southern counties (excluding LA county). He won’t succeed, but we understand and appreciate his attempt.

There is very little reporting of this, even in California media.


46 posted on 01/01/2013 10:05:42 AM PST by CPO retired
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To: Eye of Unk
It has come to this: What you’ll see in the rebellion

We're all out of alternatives.

47 posted on 01/01/2013 10:05:59 AM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: rcofdayton

One of them comes home to california next month, with his bronze star.


48 posted on 01/01/2013 10:09:49 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ReaganGeneration2

We the people will have to lead


49 posted on 01/01/2013 10:19:39 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: William of Barsoom

There were Jews who stayed in Europe hoping for the best when Hitler came to power, anti-communist Cubans who stayed when Castro took over, and Christian Copts who remain in Egypt hoping the Muzzies will spare them.

To call Americans expats “cowards” is to miss the point. When a tipping point is reached, remaining serves no purpose. A needless death or incarceration by the enemy is not more heroic than fleeing such to live to fight another day. Better to regroup abroad than be dumped in a gulag or mass grave.


50 posted on 01/01/2013 10:21:26 AM PST by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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