Skip to comments.Is it time to think the unthinkable?
Posted on 10/04/2008 12:50:01 PM PDT by PhilosopherStones
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Make no mistake; we stand at the precipice of the greatest threat to the continued existence of our Republic since the Civil War. And no, I'm not talking about the financial crisis. We have reached a point where roughly half of Americans want us to lose a war, to remove the security methods that help keep us safe, to lay down before tyrants who wish to harm us, to stifle dissent and free speech, to remove our personal means of self-defense, to take away our choices in the things which concern ourselves and our families most.
Let us set aside for a moment the fact that the Obamassiah is unqualified, that he consorts with known terrorists, that he is the most Liberal candidate ever to win his party's nomination for President. No, let's concentrate on his supporters since without them, he'd still be organizing communities in Chicago.
His supporters attempt to stifle free speech by inundating phone lines whenever a radio talk show host attempts to discuss His Oiliness in other than laudatory terms. They file lawsuits against 527s who dare produce truthful ads about him. They shout down Conservatives on college campuses. They flood state electoral commissions with bogus voter registration forms hoping that some will get through by sheer numbers or by state corruption. In the dark of night, they vandalize the property of Conservatives, from slashing car tires to trashing campaign offices. They saturate the airwaves and media with vicious libels about Sarah Palin and her family.
Let's face it, his supporters don't want a President; they want a benevolent (to them) Dictator who will right all wrongs, soak the rich, lower the waters and heal the planet.
But don't believe me, here is one in his own words:
It's time to state something that we've felt for a long time but have been too polite to say out loud: Liberals, progressives, and Democrats do not live in a country that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. We live on a chain of islands. We are citizens of the Urban Archipelago, the United Cities of America.
Citizens of the Urban Archipelago reject heartland "values" like xenophobia, sexism, racism, and homophobia, as well as the more intolerant strains of Christianity that have taken root in this country. And we are the real Americans. They--rural, red-state voters, the denizens of the exurbs--are not real Americans. They are rubes, fools, and hate-mongers.
We're everywhere any sane person wants to be. Let them have the sh**holes, the Oklahomas, Wyomings, and Alabamas. We'll take Manhattan.
So what can we do? Let's start by looking at who we are, and what resources we have available to us. Here's the electoral college vote by county from 2004. The Seattle moonbat was right: they live in little urban islands while we are free to sail the vast and productive red-county ocean.
They produce little, if anything, that we need. We produce everything that they need.
Somebody should do something
Earlier this year, I was at Happy Hour talking to my buddy who's a maintenance foreman at a North Bay sewage treatment plant. The Bay Area had just suffered through nine straight days of torrential rains, and the treatment plant, designed to process a maximum of 3.2 million gallons of water per hour was inundated with over 25 million gallons per hour. The choice was simple: let some of the water through into the Bay, or have sewage back up into the streets and houses of North Bay residents. A young lady of the typical San Francisco Liberal variety, overhearing our conversation said: I can't believe you just dumped untreated sewage into the Bay! I, ever helpful, suggested to the young lady that the next time we had nine straight days of torrential rains she could do her part by not pooping and not flushing. She was not amused: Well somebody should've done something!
When someone says Somebody should do something, we know exactly who they're talking about; they're talking about us. We are the ones who can design, build and run sewage treatment plants. We're the ones who can design, build and run ocean oil drilling platforms and combine harvesters and nuclear power plants.
We are the ones who mine the bauxite and process the aluminum for the tubes of their eco-friendly bicycles. We're the ones who research, design and build the solar panels and solar cells of their eco-friendly homes. We're the ones who research, design and build the batteries for their Priuses. We're the ones who coordinate the actions of thousands of producers around the world to build the computers from which they spew their poison.
They are the ones who would sit for a week in a sewage filled cesspool of an indoor stadium waiting for someone else to help rather than self-organizing to help themselves.
They are the ones who believe in their innate superiority because they can quote passages from James Joyce verbatim but who couldn't tune a carburetor or frame a house if their life depended on it.
They produce marketing plans and advertising slogans and video games and rap music and cutting edge web graphics and opaque financial instruments.
They produce nothing but words. The only power they have is the power of their speech. But their speech only has power if it causes us to act the way they want us to, and to continue to produce the goods for them that they need to survive. The time has come for us to stop our ears, to stop believing that they are well intentioned but naïve. They are not. They know precisely what they are doing, and hope fervently that we never figure that out.
They are like petulant teen-agers who whine about our rules and values while consuming the food, energy, clothing and other necessities that we provide. It's time for a grounding, a time-out, or even a spanking to make them appreciate that as long as they live in our house, they live by our rules.
We have seen once again with the bailout that DC has no problem taking the fruits of our productive labor and transferring them to the unproductive, the illegals, the liars and the slothful. This is how politicians remain in power.
It is time to say Enough!
As has been proved again and again whenever the power goes out at night in a major US city, the veneer of urban civility is shown to be only a couple of photons thick. So let us refuse to maintain their electrical power grid which is all that stands between a city of brotherly love and a city of unbrotherly anarchy.
Let us find other markets than the Urban Archipelago for our food. Let us refuse to repair their bridges and roadways. Let us reduce our dependence on foreign energy by keeping red state energy to ourselves: Alaskan and Texan and Gulf oil and gas. Coloradan oil shale, Montana oil fields. Let the cities give their money to the Sheiks and the Chavezes. It's what they want and what they deserve.
Liberals need Conservatives; Conservatives do not need Liberals.
We can grow our own food, butcher our own meat, drill our own oil, build our own houses and yes, even make our own coffee.
Let them eke out a precarious living taking in each others advertising jingles and high-priced, pseudo-Italian named cappuccinos.
So what would we lose by letting the Urban Archipelago go its own way?
Seattle? Redmond hasn't delivered an operating system or piece of software in more than a decade that his actually lived up to its hype.
Silicon Valley? Once the motor of the Information Revolution, now reduced to developing and trying to peddle clones of YouTube and MySpace, or ridiculously priced personal electronics robed in translucent white plastic.
LA? The porn capital of the world.
Detroit? We build better cars in Kentucky and Tennessee and (soon) Indiana.
NY? DC? Let them eat cake. But let's see how they do that when we're no longer around to harvest the eggs, grow the wheat, mill the flour, and process the sugar beets and cane that they need to bake it.
Let them have Whole Foods, we'll keep Wal-Mart and Piggly Wiggly. Let them keep their Starbucks and Barnes and Nobles and Abercrombie & Fitch. We'll keep the granges and the tack 'n' feeds and the grain silos and the cattle ranches and the Caterpiller and Peterbilt factories.
Let's see how long they can survive without the food we provide, without the goods we transport, without the raw materials that we mine, ore and process, without the power that we produce and maintain.
They keep threatening to move to Canada, though they never do. Why don't we just give them to Canada, lock, stock and barrel (or, since they don't like guns, lox, Crate and Barrel).
It's time to take back the power that we give them and which they use to enslave us. Time to take back the guns that we lend them and which they point at our heads.
We don't need them, and it's time they found that out.
Who is John Galt?
Bookmarking to read later
Them that can, do.
Them that can’t, complain.
Although, in defense of Seattle, there is that little airplane factory...
Be right with you Mr. Titor just gotta get off the couch.
-America home of the brave 1776-2008
Time to reforge these United States?
I remember a year or so back the libtards over at the DU proposed a war against the red counties. It was kinda funny how clueless they were about what they would face from the natural world let alone the angry armed conservatives.
BTTT for later.
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We sure could use a little Ann Rand about now...and a few prayers for our republic.
Nice essay but comes up short on specifics. And although you don’t want to talk about it, our reps just approved the borrowing of 700B against our future productive capacity to prop up the blue region’s house of cards financial schemes.
used to be a big freeper here
Excellent post. Thank you.
“They are like petulant teen-agers who whine about our rules and values while consuming the food, energy, clothing and other necessities that we provide.”
An excellent analogy to describe liberals.
Not to mention whining about the troops who provide security from being bombed, shot or beheaded.
As my tagline says - it’s past time for Atlas to shrug - and to pick up a gun. FRiends, America IS Galt’s Gulch. There’s no place else to go. We need to clean house, with everything that implies. Consider the alternative.
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