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Rated: E · Essay · Political · #2239809
An essay of a republic in crisis.

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams.


As a write this it is December 12th, 2020 and the end of the year looms. Most will remember 2020 as a year of struggle and sorrow. It appears that 2021 will be at least as difficult. The C.O.V.I.D.-19 pandemic (real or imagined) has decimated small businesses, tested the faith of the American people in all levels of government, and disrupted everyday life to a level unprecedented in recent history. This real or imagined pandemic facilitated or became a catalyst for a multitude of political changes, both national and international, that threaten natural human rights and the existence of the representative form of government. However, it is not, in truth, any virus that has caused those changes and poses that threat. It is the fear of the C.O.V.D.-19 virus and the political exploitation of that fear that has does so.

Minority populations, having been condition for years to fear the police as perpetrators of systematic, racially motivated violence against them, were manipulated into causing a widespread wave of violence that paralyzed many American cities. Liberal politicians allowed and even condoned that violence. Despite the fact that the claims of such systematically applied racialism and violence are easily disproven with even a cursory examination of statistical data and history, police now face ever-increasing media-fanned hostility directed against them. They must, out of logical prudence, become more assertive in protecting their own safety. This greater assertiveness leads to even greater criticism and louder cries of "police brutality." This, in turn, causes police to perceive an even greater threat to their safety. This vicious cycle will likely continue into 2021 and beyond.

Seeing the violence and instability along with the disruption in the supply of many of life's necessities Americans who had never feared for their day-to-day safety no longer felt safe in their own homes. In response many, many of these people who had once been proponents of strict gun control laws, purchased firearms after realizing that law enforcement institutions that were already incapable of coping with the spreading civil unrest and violence were seemingly about to defunded and made even more resource strained.2020 was the year of fear. 2021 may well be the year of sheer terror.

Despite the mounting evidence of his having engaging in legally questionable entanglements with multiple foreign governments and influence peddling through his son, Hunter, it appears that Joe Biden will be inaugurated as president of the United States in January. This was facilitated through hitherto unprecedented use of mail-in voting. To make this possible, many states made sweeping and hastily conceived changes to the procedures for collecting of ballots and counting of votes. This was done in defiance of the law ordaining that only state legislatures are lawfully permitted to enact such changes. Observers who were legally required to be present during the processing of all ballots were made to leave, or obstructed from effectively assuring the validity of large numbers of cast ballots.

Joe Biden will have the title of president conferred upon him and will be granted all the power the office bestows. But that power is the only legitimacy his administration will have. Morally and ethically a Biden administration will be illegitimate. A fade of legitimacy will be provided by the force of a bureaucracy that includes armed federal agencies and the military services. Ultimately, people with guns will ensure that all Americans act as though a Biden administration is legitimate.

The election process has been defiled and the laws applied only to those who lack the resources to buy access to the halls of power or to simply buy the favor of lawmakers. Courts have shown only perfunctory interest in scrutinizing evidence of voter fraud even when presented with video recordings of votes being counted outside the parameters of established and legally required procedures. Mounds of uncounted mail-in ballots were 'discovered' in post offices or various dumping sights across the country. The Supreme Court of the United States, in an act of supreme moral cowardice, has shirked it's reasonability to the U.S. constitution by refusing to even hear the arguments or review evidence presented by parties attempting to redress the corruption and the illegal changing of election law in the Wisconsin, Michigan, and other states in clear violation of their own states' laws and constitutions.

The mainstream media has ceased to function as a journalistic institution and is now a propaganda arm of the radical, socialist ideology whose proponents have infested all levels of government, Silicon Valley, and the educational system. Together, these institutions control the perceptions of a population which has deliberately been denied basic knowledge of history, economics, and even current events. This has produced at least one, and possibly as many as three, generations of weak, government-dependent drones that are incapable of critical thinking or the responsible use of individual agency.

These are generations that view weakness as a virtue, living in fear as a normal state of being, and blind conformity as the greatest of social virtues. Slavery is acceptable as long as that slaver is comfortable. Poverty is accepted so long as everyone is equally poor. Violence is allowable so long as it is directed at those who are designated by the State as ideologically impure. Orwell has been proven to be prophetic. But of course many, if not most, members of the recent generations are only vaguely aware of Orwell's work because reading ability has been, I believe, systematically degraded to a level of literacy just high enough to allow an individual to function.

The Bill of Rights, all of it, is under threat. The second amendment, the final and most potent check on governmental power as a whole has been under attack since 1938. In an age when technology allows surveillance of individuals to a frightening and unprecedented degree, the fourth amendment is all but meaningless. The first amendment is in the process of being subverted by the malleably vague definitions of 'hate speech' used in laws regulating such speech. This allows virtually any political or philosophical speech to be declared as hateful at the whim of even the most minor State functionary and banned. To the radical left, the Constitution is no longer a framework for just governance. For leftist extremists that make up the thuggish mobs such as ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter the Constitution is an obstacle that stands between them and a collectivist society where their basic needs are met without them having to contribute to society in any meaningful way. For the elitist oligarchs that are at the head of the subversive left, the Constitution is an annoying impediment to their plan to form a neo-feudal government not only in the United States but globally as well. The human race is facing serfdom under a small group of elitist ideologues and technocrats.

But not everyone has had their intellect retarded by the indoctrination of a bastardized educational system. There are those that have long ago abandoned the propaganda spewed forth like sewage by people who were once journalists. There are those who have not been made docile by the social justice warriors who are always waiting to assassinate the character of anyone who will not worship at the altar of the State and aspire to meet the standard of whatever way of thinking is considered "politically correct" at a particular point in time.

There are those who will fight for the soul of their country. There are those who will fight for the freedom of all. They will fight with words and laws if they can and with weapons and deadly resolve if they must. They have maintained the skills of rifle and blade. They still know the way of the hunt. They remember the stories of their grandparents and honor the sacrifices made by previous generations. They maintain the spirit of the minuteman and wisdom of the men who signed the Constitution. They have been slow to anger but will be terrible in wrath.

It is my hope that speaking out against this upcoming tyranny will help to restrain it. I hope that essays and articles like this one are being written by people like myself all across the country and that they will become rallying cries for those of a like mind. I hope that legal or political means can be found to prevent Biden and his ilk from reducing the United States to a socialist, authoritarian nightmare such as Venezuela or, God forbid, North Korea. I have some hope that police and military forces will honor their oaths to constitution and peacefully refuse to implement the evil agenda of Biden and the far left radicals who are his masters.

I know that if such a revolt were to occur there would be consequences for our service people and police. Their paychecks and pensions might be at stake. But they will not be standing alone. Their neighbors and friends will be behind them when they are in need and beside them if comes time to fight. If they are there for us, we will stand with them. The government that is feeding them with one hand is holding them in chains with the other. They must ask themselves what their freedom and self respect is worth; to themselves and to future generations.

Times are dark and basic human freedom is in peril. Never in my fifty-two years of life have I feared so much for my country. I do not despair, however. There is such a thing as righteous anger and I am angry and called to action. I will not be silent. I will speak the truth even when the truth becomes illegal. If words fail I will fight. If I die fighting, that would be a honorable death, and my words will remain in the minds of those who read them. I do not despair because while I can be killed I cannot be defeated. I am engaged in the great "animating contest of freedom." I am resolved to win that contest. I know that I am not alone.

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