Skip to comments.We Have Met The Enemy ....
Posted on 11/23/2009 3:51:45 PM PST by lawyerchik1
But he's not "us." I won't go so far as to say that "he's 'them'," because that always degenerates into a discussion of who "them" really are, but Simpson did a nice job of helping clear up the identification.
"President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact. ... Obama and the Democrats are overwhelming political opposition to their plans with a flood of apocalyptic legislation. Their ultimate goal is to leave us so discouraged, demoralized, and exhausted that we throw our hands up in defeat. As Barney Frank said, 'the middle class will be too distracted to fight.' These people are our enemies. They don't use guns, yet, but they are just as dangerous, determined, and duplicitous as the communists we faced in the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, and bush wars across the globe, and the Nazis we faced in World War II."
Yep. That's who our enemy is. Now, what do we do about it?
"Every single citizen who cares about this country should be spending every minute of his or her spare time lobbying, organizing, writing, and planning. Fight every initiative they launch. It is all destructive. If we are to root out this evil, it is critical that in 2010 we elect competent, principled leaders willing to defend our Constitution and our country. Otherwise, the malevolent cabal that occupies the government today will become too entrenched."
Yep. Those are the marching orders, people. Like it or not, we are at war within our own borders, and the war is not just going to stop on its own. As Solzhenitsyn said [http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/solzhenitsyn/harvard1978.html], "Life's complexity and mortal weight have produced stronger, deeper and more interesting characters (in Eastern Europe) than those produced by standardized Western well-being. ... If the world has not come to its end, it has approached a major turn in history, equal in importance to the turn from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It will exact from us a spiritual upsurge, we shall have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of life where our physical nature will not be cursed as in the Middle Ages, but, even more importantly, our spiritual being will not be trampled upon as in the Modern era. This ascension will be similar to climbing onto the next anthropologic stage. No one on earth has any other way left but -- upward." [Emphasis added].
That means that the front is moral - first, and foremost - but that the moral must drive the political. "...[O]nly moral criteria can help the West against communism's well planned world strategy. There are no other criteria. Practical or occasional considerations of any kind will inevitably be swept away by strategy. After a certain level of the problem has been reached, legalistic thinking induces paralysis; it prevents one from seeing the size and meaning of events." Id.
It's not a game. This isn't a friendly football field, and it isn't a matter of being "fair" for the other team or that they "should" win one once in a while. History is full of examples of what happens when those who currently control this country "win one once in a while." That's why that old saying is an old saying: Eternal vigilence is the price of liberty.
Or, as another old guy put it once:
"The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv'd them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas'd them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath'd to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. - Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom." It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event." - Samuel Adams, Essay in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771. [Emphasis added].
Very nice column. We need a new Sam Adams.
1) He is you
2) He is me
3) He is everyone else who read this
Absolutely - he is all of us.
NO MORE LAWYERS!
The overwhelming majority of politicians in DC are lawyers -
The first class in legal training is: "How to Lie and Obfuscate 101"
They have been trained that truth and decency do not matter - only winning.
I am not being facetious. It's a fact. WE need to week out the lawyers. Elect NO MORE LAWYWERS.
Their final class is "Remember. YOU are the elite.You must rule the little people."
Excellent point. I spend a lot of time comparing myself to the great founders. I’m sure others here do the same. It is humbling. One likes to think “I’d have been like that” if I had lived then. I would be like Adams, or Paul Revere, or Jefferson. But the truth is even then many were called but few answered, and only a small fraction with the power, clarity and leadership of our founders.
Without those qualities we have a movement without leaders. That’s not going to get the job done. Time to man up, (he says to self). It’s harder than it seems, isn’t it.
Well, I’m getting laid off after the first of the year, so I will have lots of time to “agitate” but no money to donate.
Seems like a CWII ping might be in order. Someone else quoted this last week, from a Bob Dylan song: “Let us not talk falsly now, the hours getting late”.
All of this is for naught if we fail to...
MAN THE POLLING PLACES
COUNT THE VOTES
VERIFY THE ELIGABILITY OF VOTERS
I am surprised that no one has been shot yet. I thought things would get messy over the summer.
IF you don’t know the acronym TWANLOC, learn it now. It means “Those Who Are No Longer Our Countrymen.” Folks, if the line hasn’t been crossed yet, it’s coming soon. Let’s just hope it can be done without major bloodshed.
Stay well. Stay safe. Stay armed. Stay free.
Its in your hands now.
Thank you and may God bless and keep you all
If there is any bloodshed, this situation will become exponentially worse — with no gaurantee they will ever get any better. Prepare for any contingency — but prefer peace and politics...
That’s absolutely right - nobody ever “wants” a war, but sometimes, all other choices are eliminated, and we have one whether we “want” it or not to avoid worse consequences.
Keep your powder dry.
EXCELLENT speech!! Do you have it on youtube? It needs to be read, mailed, forwarded, whatever to everyone within the reach of modern technology. That was awesome!!
I’ve never been recorded giving it, as far as I know. Perhaps the next time I have a chance to trot it out in public, I’ll have someone record it. Come to think of it, I could just record it and post it on YouTube. Hmmmm. Now there’s an interesting Christmas season project.
Meanwhile, do what you can to promote, copy, point to and distribute it everywhere you can.
As a side note, I’ve gotten hate mail accusing me of making ‘racist’ statements in that speech. LOL!
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