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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.