Skip to comments.Call Me Barbarian. I Call You Rome.
Posted on 01/11/2013 9:32:47 AM PST by fattigermaster
The old analogy of conservatives being the last centurions guarding the walls of freedom and civilization, is now officially retired.
That our constitutional government has been overthrown is evident in that it's defenders are now viewed as barbarians at the gates, and now it is socialists/ unions/LGBTs/jihadis who are the guardians of "civilization" and "freedom" according to their new twisted definitions.
They have made us out to be the barbarians. And we apologize and try to reason with propagandists that we are not barbarians, as though liars cared about the truth.
Personally, I no longer see it as a conflict of ideas or an electoral contest. I see it as a war. And the advantage in being accused unjustly, is that an insecure enemy accuses you of being that thing he's most afraid of you becoming. They accuse conservatives of being right wing fanatics, because conservatives truly becoming right wing fanatics is a liberal's worst nightmare, and we apologize and try to prove we are moderate and willing to negotiate in response. That is a mass media guilt trip and a losing strategy.
They consider us the backward, the neanderthals, the Visigoths and Vandals who want to destroy their totalitarian socialist Utopia. And we try to reason with them that we are not, or worse, submit into depressive silence under their diatribes.
I am a barbarian and a threat to your civilization? Fine. Thank you. I approve of the label, and accept the role. I AM a barbarian, and a threat to your communistic-faggotry-jihad so-called "civilization". Rather than being ashamed that you mistake me for what you fear, I embrace and devote my whole self to becoming what you fear, because I am your enemy, and you should fear me.
My income went underground years ago. This depraved emperor may not miss my few tax dollars, but it pleasures my barbarian soul that I prosper while he fails. I threw out my TV and the Hollywood media machine can grind on without my dollars for it's grease. Not long after 9-11 I stopped funding OPEC and began walking almost everywhere, the Islamic jihad may not have slowed it's atrocities, but I am stronger and healthier and more independent. I practice martial arts regularly, and the people you may think own the streets, don't own the piece I occupy when I walk by, and I change the environment to some degree with my presence. I contribute nothing to this corruption in Washington seeking to twist our minds, co-opt our freedoms and feed on our American soul like the vampiric parasites that they are. So you can add outlaw, and crazy, too, if you wish.
I don't care if what I do changes one thing outside myself. I am the one who is changed. Changing into what, I don't know, but backward and barbarian is what they call us, as if it is the worst thing in the world...and for these enemies to the "backward" America we've lost, the worst thing in their world is what I want to become. What I do may not change anything, outside of me, but it does change me, changes me like the fire and hammering of steel at a blacksmith's forge, and I leave my final shape or result to The Master, if He gives me the strength and purpose for this I leave it to Him what tool I in the end become to suit His purpose.
I embrace my inner barbarian, wild and free as a Viking setting foot on the shores of a new land. Down with a corrupt, venal, vile, liberty crushing "New Rome". God Bless a renewed America.
Not a damn thing wrong with barbarians. Count me among them.
Count me in! (Good Article)
Unfortunately, some of our brother barbarians have gotten cushy jobs shilling for Capital One Visa cards. (LOL)
it’s = it is, therefore “it’s defenders are now viewed” in the second sentence is “it is defenders are now viewed”. What does it mean, please, before I proceed to the third sentence?
I am proud to be counted among my relatives! After all Attila beat the hell of Rome in the past. Long live the Barbarians!
I tell people, stop being a consumer of culture and stop waiting for the culture to reform itself.
Build the culture you want to live in.
Build it at your address, build it within your family, your church, your circle of friends, the people who do business with you.
Stop consuming the propaganda that passes for news, find sources of information you trust or build it yourself. Stop consuming the swill that passes for entertainment media, and for heaven’s sake stop letting your kids consume it. Make your own music. Play your own sports. Build a boat, write a story, sing in a choir, catch your own fish.
Teach your kids to shoot and to make things in the garage.
Get your family into church or at the very least make your peace with your Maker. You’re going to need him as you rebuild the culture and you’ll need him if you mean to save your kids and your self from getting sucked in by the soulless.
Fear not. We don’t hang by their thread. We have our own.
First, good post. Second, I’m Eastern Orthodox and we get to hear about the great Byzantine Empire, with the double headed eagle, constantly. We hear about the great, Christian empire where faith and piety was a joint part of the society with the state.
When we leave church, I explain to my boys what happened. For most of the Empire, the emperors supported heresies that made as many (or more) saints than when the empire was pagan. I explain how the tax system became more and more complex and how it was so difficult to operate in the legalistic society, that we started calling any overly complicated system “Byzantine.” I also explain what happened to this empire and why.
Then I give them the history of the Scots, Irish, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, etc.
I know who my cultural and political forefathers were, and they weren’t Byzantines or Romans.
Sorry, I won't teach my kids to shoot in the garage!
Jus' kiddin'. I like your ideas and have been practicing some of them at least. But what you're gonna? Note the interest in Hollywood's propagandistic entertainment vehicles even on this very site. Not many are willing to withdraw from the mainstream culture.
If you like it here's one from the other day that didn't get much exposure. Re-reading it I think I must have been channeling Tolkien at the time.
That was good too!
Tolkien had very good “Good Guys” and VERY Nasty “Bad Guys”.
I like that.
thanks. Much needed, especially for the assertive, the positive and courage in this article. We are so short on all of that.
I have no TV, haven’t seen a movie since LOR, heat with wood and cats. (Cats on feet at night. They are well-trained.)
(whisper) I think as a barbarian he may not even care about grammar or spelling rules (shudder)...he’s gone completely native...