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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Great American Revolution

The REVOLUTION isn't coming the revolution is upon us. Many conservative Americans are reveling from the April 15 "Tea Parties", a first step but nevertheless a pathetic and impudent reaction to the massive power grabs now taking place in Washington. They compare themselves to the revolutionary patriots who dressed as Indians and tossed bundles of tea from British merchant ships into Boston harbor--that was an action that caught the attention of those in power in the British Parliament. These "tea parties" will gain no such status. These parties will bear a closer resemblance to a ladies knitting circle than to the revolutionary patriots at Boston.
Most on the right are applauding these parties and eagerly anticipating these "momentous" events, thinking they will stir the American people to greater actions and impress their leaders in Washington, and bring about a ground-swell in public opinion that will that will somehow halt the insanity sweeping the nations capital. Sadly, this will not be the case. We on the right have been polite and reasonable for too long while those on the left have been rude and at times even violent. They perceive us as being weak and unwilling to truly stand up for our values. I've come to the conclusion they are right. We discuss, we debate, we seek compromise, we are polite, and
I must say now we are wrong and we are losing. We are losing our country, we are losing our heritage, we are losing our children's future, we are losing our backbone, in short we are losers. Those on the left want to destroy all we hold precious--our religion, our individuality, our pride in country, our children's identities, in short all of our most cherished believes and values. They want to install what they believe will be a new socialist Utopian society. One in which individuality will be crushed, one in which the state will indoctrinate our children to accept the new reality, one in which religion will be banned or become a tool of the state, one in which debate and dissension will not be tolerated, one in which guns will not be allowed--except for those in the ruling elite class, one in which all individual freedoms will be regulated and controlled by the all powerful state. And the pathetic answer we on the right have is "tea parties". Those on the left are laughing at us. Unless millions march on the capital and demand those in power listen nothing, nothing will happen. And even then, that may not be enough. Those on the left are willing to fight, willing to go to jail, willing to practice civil disobedience, willing to shout down the opposition, willing to do most anything to gain their goals. And we will have "tea parties". I keep coming back to these because in my eyes they seem so pathetic and comical. I'm sorry to say we can no longer practice descent in our normal passive way---it simply doesn't work.

We live in a time of the 24 hour news cycle and thousands of people gathering on a mall with anti-government signs just doesn't get the attention of a left-leaning news media. It will take more, much more---it will take thousands of acts of civil-disobedience, it will take the burning of pictures of the leftest leaders, it will take offensive posters carried by marchers, I fear it will take more that most on the right are willing to give. These things are not in our playbook, have never been in our playbook , but a new reality is upon us. Conservatives the revolution is upon us, we didn't want it, we cringe from it, its not in our nature. The fight must however, be joined. If not, then all of those brave Americans who have gone before us and fought for our freedoms will have died in vain. We must resist, we must fight---not so much for ourselves, but for those we love, and the values and traditions we cherish and respect. Sadly the enemy is not across the vast oceans, but the enemy is among us and this enemy is determined to destroy those things we hold most precious, this enemy will stop at nothing and his goal is domination, control and extermination of those ideals he finds repugnant. The ideals of God, country, and yes even freedom as we know it.
There are those among us, the "the sunshine patriot, the fair weather soldier" who will never see the approaching dangers and will sit idly by waiting and waiting and hoping things will get better. Things will get better only when we take a real stand, something more than speeches on the green. Words many times fall on deaf ears and only louder sounds can pierce the silence.
No I'm not calling for revolution, all means must be exhausted before that time comes, but let us at least toss the tea overboard as those in Boston Harbor did several hundred years ago and see if this, if this act will accomplish our goal.
Liberty and freedom are precious commodities and must be fought for and many generations of Americans in the past have answered the call when the time came, and answered the toll of the freedom bell. Now is such a time and ask not for "whom does the bell toll". For those on the greens at Lexington and Concord heard the call and saw the approaching danger of those in power in the form of the "brown Bess" and the "Redcoat". And when the smoke had cleared the deaf ear was pierced by "the shot heard round the world".

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