Skip to comments.The Great Trump Wall: Guarding My Country, Garden, and Selfhood from Greedy Dragons
Posted on 04/01/2016 3:51:50 AM PDT by poconopundit
Trump's promise to build a Great Wall across America's southern border is the cornerstone of today's movement to take back our country from the corrupt leaders on Wall Street and in our government.
But Trump's call for a defensive perimeter extends far beyond mere physical walls. It's also about the right to protect our private property from the greedy hands of the leftists. Wrapping some deeper thinking and images around the concept of Walls is what this story is about. Many thanks to FReeper tinyowl for inspiring many of these thoughts.
|Let's first take a look at protective walls and boundaries through the prism of martial arts.|
The heritage of Chinese martial arts like Kung Fu and Tai Chi has brought us some enduring graphic symbols to think about. One such symbol is a garden surrounded by tigers. To preserve that peaceful, beautiful and gentle garden, we need tigers to protect it.
Whenever we create a community or build things of value, there are always greedy dragons out there who want to steal it, destroy it or deface it.
Today's assault on America is not just an assault at our borders: there are also smaller scale encroachments starting with the self, then family, friends, and our businesses. And the Politically Correct want you to be weak and let anyone walk into your garden and steal things from it. After all, you have no right to your garden, "you didn't build that -- you stole it from the rest of us".
Naturally, the aim is to attack anyone who is successful. And you do that by frustrating and tiring the tigers -- make them fall asleep.
| Interestingly, the Founding Fathers had the same martial spirit as Trump. They regarded private property as one of the inalienable rights -- and just as important as the freedoms of religion and the press.
So Trump's mission to build walls is really a call for America to return to its original principles. And to succeed in strenghening the walls around America's gardens requires Trump and millions of his loyal tigers to do battle with and conquer the PC dragons.
In short, Trump is about stopping the trespassers -- at a personal, family, business, community level. And if you're one of the trespassers who doesn't care for personal or physical boundaries, then you will naturally see Trump as boorish and angry.
The trespassers are the ones who notice the tigers as they encroach on someone's garden. Some people are never going to appreciate how Trump cares about the people around him, his positivity, and his will to improve and build things.
That's because the greedy dragons won't or can't build anything of enduring value themselves -- such as a career, a business, a family, etc. Maybe they sense no garden in their own lives and therefore don't understand what it is that Trump guards.
|Throughout his career, Trump has rigorously defended his company from attacks. And he's admitted that if you don't sue for your rights, people will take advantage and you will actually encourage the greedy dragons to attack you all the more. Trump is definitely a tiger, or maybe one of those fierce Lions you see guarding Chinese temples.|
| Trump is a good guy who's a bit eccentric. What's often perceived as vanity in Trump is simply the by-product of his enormous pride of ownership and his drive to achieve.
And these qualities, of course, are precisely what's made him a success in business and would help him become a great President.
The willingness to stand up and protect your garden doesn't make you a negative person. On the contrary, the tigers of America have been too silent, and they have allowed the country to slip into mediocrity. And if we don't wake up soon and take action, our country could very rapidly deteriorate into a kind of Occupy Wall Street slum.
No surprise that the leftists are pushing back hard against Trump's self-defense philosophy. They call it "hateful anger" and claim that people who build walls are "racists".
The blurring of boundaries is exactly what the globalists seek: to shame us for wanting walls because their goal is to take away our sovereignty. Their goal is to get rich as they pretend to build the "great utopia" for the obedient masses.
|So the question becomes, how do you teach Americans that they can be proud to protect what they have? How do you present the idea of "walls" or "guarding what's yours" in a way that influences people waffling in the middle?|
Unfortunately the only ones we can probably reach are a small minority -- maybe 10% of the citizens. Generally these are the people the left has shamed to follow the PC line. Yet inside, many of these followers have grave doubts, which means there's still hope of winning them over.
Perhaps the key lesson to learn is that the boundary being violated is each individual's selfhood. The one-worlders are out to stifle each man's individuality: "Follow our collective dream. Follow the Common Core teaching. We know what's best for you."
The challenge, of course, is that we are fighting an invisible foe. And the foe is the idea that you -- and everything you own -- are not worth protecting, that you should be ashamed, that there is no "me" to defend, and to defend it would be hateful and egotistical.
So the Great Trump Wall is not merely a fight to protect our national border. It's about a man's right to build and cultivate his own life garden -- and to have that garden protected from greedy dragons. In short, it's a fight for the dignity of each and every citizen.
The quality of vanity writings on this site is... Remarkable!
Short and Sweet
You’ve thought a lot more about walls than Trump has. Just produce something, and you will enjoy the fruits of your efforts. But if you’re a failure, your Daddy figure Trump isn’t coming to save you.
aka: Gunny G
“Youve thought a lot more about walls than Trump has. Just produce something, and you will enjoy the fruits of your efforts. But if youre a failure, your Daddy figure Trump isnt coming to save you.”
My family and I have produced a lot and we still do. Enjoy the fruits of our efforts? Not anymore. We can’t enjoy our income because the government takes a third of the money we labor to earn to succor and support deadbeats, foreign invaders, drug addicts and sluggards who wouldn’t pee on their clothes if they were on fire.
We can’t enjoy our American Heritage because most of it “offends” and “frightens” those who don’t have any.
We can’t attend political rallies of our chosen political candidates because Communists have decided our candidate doesn’t fit their agenda.
We can’t enjoy going just about anywhere anymore for fear of getting into the middle of a “protest” by criminals.
We can’t run a business anymore without being told we must serve every deviant, criminal, and foreign entity that our government chooses to force us to serve, our faith and values be damned.
Right now, it’s those kinds of people that are enjoying the “fruits” of American’s efforts. Trump a “Daddy Figure”?
How about a steam roller operator? If he fails, so do we. But the laughable part, sad as it is, is that you do too. There’s only so much your government can steal from others and give you. When the host dies, so does the parasite.
Back in the late 70's I was once proud to serve with the 1st Marine, 12th Battalion in Kaneohe where I was a Naval Gunfire Officer. Semper Fi...
Thanx for the response...much appreciated!
aka: Gunny G
Gunny G-BLOGGING BAD!
has lived his whole life with these same feelings in place. He is now giving 'common man' a choice as to what path we wish to follow and only because of him do we have an opportunity to make that choice. The tale of The Lady or The Tiger is jumping from the pages of F. Stockton's tale into the reality of our life, lives, and survival. Applause for a task well done. In the end, the choice is ours - no matter WHAT, the choice should ALWAYS BE OURS. WE are responsible for this and only we as a nation can make the choice to take action. Thanks for the ping. You do exceptionally fine 'work' even if you think it might only be an avocation.
| Thanks for the kind comments from you, VK, and others here. I'm encouraged to contribute some more.
Trump is such an extraordinary person: he has the smarts, but also the great courage to jump into the fight and take on this awesome responsibility of returning America to greatness.
Amid the constant personal attacks by the media, GOPe, donors, and Democrats, he stands like a solid, unmovable rock.
What's remarkable is that he speaks with -- not to -- We the American people. He's really one of us, and you feel it in his rallies, his radio messages, tweets, and instagrams. No filter. No convoluted logic. Just plain English, easily understood.
So if vanities like this can get a few Trump's tiger cubs to chuckle and nod their heads, it's achieved its purpose.
Once you find something you love to do, never, never give it up! If you do throw it into the wind other than the fact that you’ve grown tired of it and it’s no longer enjoyed..then feel free to toss it. Otherwise, when it’s gone a piece of your soul will be gone as well. You will find yourself empty, incomplete. Just a few words of advise. :-))Only those who reach will ever achieve their dreams.
Make it a great weekend PP!
Stay there in thy closet, and toil, until the rest are agreed what to do about it. Your sickness, they say, and your puny habit, require that thou do this or avoid that, but know that thy life is a flitting state, a tent for a night, and do thou, sick or well, finish that stint.
Thou art sick, but shalt not be worse, and the universe, which holds thee dear, shall be the better.
We must be very suspicious of the deceptions of the element of time. It takes a good deal of time to eat or to sleep, or to earn a hundred dollars, and a very little time to entertain a hope and an insight which becomes the light of our life.
We dress our garden, eat our dinners, discuss the household with our wives, and these things make no impression, are forgotten next week; but in the solitude to which every man is always returning, he has a sanity and revelations, which in his passage into new worlds he will carry with him.
Never mind the ridicule, never mind the defeat: up again, old heart! -- it seems to say, -- there is victory yet for all justice; and the true romance which the world exists to realize, will be the transformation of genius into practical power.
Experience from Essays: Second Series (1844)
This sounds very much like the Moody Blues speaking on their album with the tune ‘Stairway to Heaven’ IIRC :-))
May your life be the success you wish it to be..no matter what path you may take. Goals are there for you to grasp and conquer. Then you say: ‘I did THAT. I made THAT!.” knowing that you have achieved something you had never dreamed of doing”
The old movie with Mickey Rooney who starred in a film about the life of Thomas Edison is such a movie about achievement. The film is one to make a lasting impression on a young mind.
Carry on, ‘with a smile in your heart’.
For some reason, your post reminded me of ALOHA RONNIE. I hadn’t seen him in a while and was pleased to see he has posted as recently as March 14. He’s a great American. Thank you both for your service.
Re Col Jessup USMC...
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