“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation…”
An acronym is defined as a word which is formed from the first letters of a phrase, such as NATO; which is formed by the first letter of the words North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Governments are fond of acronyms, even when they abbreviations don’t form a word, such as in FBI or CIA…try pronouncing those as words if you don’t believe me.
However, the military is a bit more creative in their use of acronyms; at least the acting service members are. There is one acronym in particular that I am quite fond of, for it describes the current state of affairs in America; that being the word FUBAR. FUBAR is formed from the words Fucked Up Beyond All Repair; which is why I think it is an apt description of America today.
If I were to ask you what separates humans from the animals, how would you respond? Besides having opposable thumbs, what separates us from most animals is our ability to think; to reason; to analyze facts and data and form conclusions on them. If it weren’t for that ability we’d be no better than a herd of cows sitting in a pasture chewing their cud!
Yet if you could find it within you to take a few steps back and watch humans as a species, you would see that in times of crisis they often act no better than animals; reacting emotionally, or at least instinctively, to perceived threats and conditions without utilizing the very thing that separates them from the animals – their brains.
The funny thing about the brain is that, even though it is capable of amazing feats, it still has to be taught how to think; how to process information. We don’t exit the womb with the ability to speak, write, or complete complex mathematical equations; those things are the end result of the process known as learning.
I have often pondered the question of how otherwise intelligent people could fall for so many lies and so much oppression without any kind of resistance. Look at us as a species; we’ve conquered gravity and made it possible to circumvent the globe; we’ve produced technology that allows us to speak to people on the other side of the planet; and we’ve built some amazing devices that make simple day to day living much easier. Yet we can’t see how badly we’re getting fucked over by our government. If you ask me, that’s absolutely mind boggling. I suppose the only thing that matters is having fun or standing for a cause that makes you feel good about yourself; the truth that’s staring you right in the face can go to hell, right?
The thing about the human mind is that it is somewhat like a computer, it reacts according to the programming that is entered into it. However, unlike a computer, (that cannot reason or question), the human mind can do these things if it trained to do so. If, on the other hand, the mind is not trained to question, to analyze, to reason, then it is no better than a PC that is acting according to the programming it gets when it is built.
If you are taught from the moment of birth to become an obedient little drone; a good law abiding citizen; you know, the whole sit down, shut up, follow orders routine, then by the time you have grown up that has become conditioned into you and it is next to impossible to break through that conditioning. You may be able to argue and debate certain issues, as long as you remain within the confines of the construct created by your education; i.e. conditioning, but if you venture beyond that construct your mind is probably not capable of processing what you’ll find; i.e. cognitive dissonance.
If you want to see a film adaptation of Cognitive Dissonance, watch The Matrix. Watch the scene when Morpheus explains the true nature of the Matrix to Neo and Neo says, “No, I don’t believe it; it’s not possible. STOP! Let me out, let me out.” Upon being freed from the construct, Neo vomits on the floor due to the shock of having been exposed to a truth his mind was not ready to handle.
People want solutions to the problems that plague us, but they want solutions that fit comfortably into their pre-packaged conditioning; meaning they want to work within the confines of the system, when it is the system itself that is the cause of most of our problems. Try telling people that the answer to their problems won’t be found by giving the system more power; that the answer lies in either reducing the power held by the system, or abolishing it altogether, while assuming responsibility for their own wants/needs, and you get that classic, “Are you out of your fucking mind” look, or the, “What would we do without law and order” response.
The other day, while listening to a live stream on my friends Facebook page, I heard Bart Stewart use a term that has stuck in my mind ever since; Auto Correcting. Auto Correcting refers to something that is capable of fixing itself if left alone to do so. Our Founders, not all, but some of them believed in the concept of individual liberty; that man was both capable and responsible for doing what was in their own best interests, while also capable of respecting the rights and liberty of others.
If you want my honest opinion, 99.9% of all our problems in this country stem from a lack of understanding of, and a lack of respect for liberty. Unqualified liberty is the ability to do as you please without constraint. However, rightful liberty, as Jefferson explains, is “…unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.” Rightful liberty can be summed up by saying, “You leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone.”
Liberty is not something that is found in parchment documents; although it may be mentioned within them. Liberty is not something that is bestowed upon people by governments; governments are established to preserve it; because liberty existed before governments did. There is a natural hierarchy in place that people seem to have forgotten; or possibly forsaken. Man came into existence by the will of his Creator. That Creator bestowed upon man certain rights, among which was the right to liberty. Man, then, creates government; which can either serve to secure and protect that liberty; making it GOOD government, or it can seek to limit and restrict those rights and liberty; making it BAD government.
The problem people have with liberty, and I don’t think many of them are consciously aware of this, is that it entails personal responsibility. Let me explain that as simply as possible. If you don’t eat, you starve to death. If you don’t grow or hunt your own food, you don’t eat. When you accept individual liberty as your personal ideology you also accept complete and total responsibility for all your wants and needs. If you want to eat, then you’d better learn to hunt, to farm, or to find a job so that you can purchase the food that keeps you alive. If you want clothing; the same thing; learn to sew, or find a job so you can purchase it. And here’s the kicker; if you want security, learn to defend yourself and what is rightfully yours.
And that, in a roundabout way, brings us to what’s happening in America with these riots, protests, and the takeover of 6 city blocks in Seattle.
How did these riots/protests begin; I mean what sparked them? It was footage of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for 8 minutes 46 seconds; resulting in the death of George Floyd. I’m not entirely certain that this was not just another false flag designed to stir shit up, but I’ll leave that discussion for another day. But to whet your appetite, if you’re into conspiracy theories; how and why did piles of bricks magically appear the nights before those protests/riots started? Ponder that, would you?
Now I’m gonna say a few things that are probably going to upset a few people, but this is how I see it; and as long as we still have some semblance of freedom of speech, I’m gonna say them. These protests/riots began due to the media and culturally held belief that there is systemic, targeted violence against blacks by law enforcement. The facts, however, prove otherwise.
In 2019 three hundred seventy white people were shot and killed by law enforcement, compared to 235 blacks being shot and killed by law enforcement. In 2018 the numbers were even more disproportional, with 399 white people being shot by cops compared to 209 blacks. Going back a year further we find that 457 whites were shot and killed by cops, compared to 223 blacks shot and killed by cops. So the numbers do not support the argument that the violence is targeted; systemic possibly, but not targeted along racial lines. What is proven is that cops kill both whites and blacks; so where is the public outcry when a white person is gunned down, or choked to death by the police?
Next up on my list of ways to piss people off is Black Lives Matter. Don’t all lives matter? I bet if there was an Asian Lives Matter group, or a Hispanic Lives Matter, no one would say a damned thing. But even suggest that a White Lives Matter group be established and the cries of RACISM would reverberate throughout the cosmos!
Have you ever been to the Black Lives Matter webpage? I have, and I’ve read what they claim to be about. This is what Black Lives Matter has to say about their mission, “Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize. It started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.” Here, go look for yourself:
Read the last 5 words of that sentence again. It does not say that their mission is to intervene when violence is committed by blacks against blacks, only when violence is committed against blacks by the state; meaning more often than not, the police. If you look at the statistics for murder in most of our large cities you would find that a large number of them are committed by blacks against other blacks; they are killing each other and Black Lives Matter conveniently ignores this; choosing instead to ignite passions over incidents in which the police kill one of them. I’m not saying the police aren’t killing blacks, they are; but they’re also killing whites too; so where’s the outrage for all the whites who have been killed by law enforcement?
Now let me throw liberty back into the mix. Remember, liberty entails individual responsibility for the choices you make. If you choose to join a gang, or engage in criminal behavior, then the odds of you dying because of that choice go way up. I’m not saying George Floyd deserved to die the way he did. In fact, they should throw Derek Chauvin on the ground and let someone kneel on his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds; see how he likes it.
But the fact that Black Lives Matter ignores the staggering number of black on black murders; simply because they do not fit their agenda, is a bit disingenuous to me, if not flat out hypocritical. If black lives really matter, then EVERY FUCKING ONE OF THEM SHOULD, NOT JUST THOSE KILLED BY COPS!!!
Moving on to the Seattle Autonomous Zone, I think that I have been misunderstood in my opposition to it. I think that some people find my position on it hypocritical because I make such a loud noise about liberty and standing up to tyranny in government. Let me try to explain why I do not find my position hypocritical.
While I do not go so far as to say that we should defund, or abolish the police entirely; I do believe they need to be reigned in; given a less intrusive role in ‘law enforcement.’ I say that based upon a few things. First of all, Thomas Jefferson once said that the law is often but the tyrants will, and always so when it violates the rights of an individual. A good number of law enforcers don’t think about whether or not the laws they are enforcing violates the rights or liberty of individuals; their job is to enforce whatever laws are passed by government. That shit needs to stop; they need to be held accountable for violating both our individual rights, and our liberty. The problem is the system protects itself; and if a good cop does try to speak out, they face retribution, or termination.
Is there an answer to that problem? Yes, but I don’t think people are going to like it. The answer lies in liberty. Recall me saying that liberty is self correcting? Well if the law, and law enforcers, would just get out of the way, the people could, (if they were so inclined), defend themselves and their property as they saw fit; eliminating the bad apples from society. Oh, and should you choose to be one of those who do not take measures to arm yourself, or defend your property, then you will become a victim; which is also a part of the self correcting nature of liberty; eliminating the weak from the gene pool.
Told you that you wouldn’t like what I had to say.
But THE LAW gets in our way. The LAW says we can’t use excessive force just because someone is trying to steal from us; the LAW says we cannot use deadly force unless someone has physically broken into our homes and is threatening our lives; the LAW says we cannot carry a weapon on our person for our own defense unless we obtain permission from our masters; the state.
See what I mean, the law keeps getting in the way of our ability to defend what is rightfully ours, and who enforces the law if it isn’t law enforcement; i.e. cops, county sheriff, highway patrol, and State Police.
I’m going to share a passage from Bastiat’s book the Law that I’ve probably shared dozens of times before; but maybe this time it might make more sense. The passage reads:
What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Each of us has a natural right—from God—to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties?
If every person has the right to defend—even by force—his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right—its reason for existing, its lawfulness—is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force—for the same reason—cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.
If there is not a cop standing on my front porch 24 hours a day, watching over me and my possessions, then the right of self defense reverts to me; the person in whom it was originally lodged; and I can use it whenever, and under whatever circumstances I deem the situation warrants. Someone breaks into my house in the middle of the night, they’re dead. I’m not asking them what they’re doing, I’m not dialing 911, I’m not firing a warning shot; I’m putting a round right in their heart and one in their forehead for good measure. End of story, cased closed!!!
See, that’s the ugly truth about liberty that people do not want to accept; you cross the line from respecting the liberty of others and you have declared war upon them; and I believe it was that prick William Sherman who said, war is hell. If you declare war upon me, my rights, my family, or my property, then you get what you deserve; and the law needs to stay the fuck out of my way; y’all can come collect the body/s afterwards.
That’s how it should work anyway, but the law, and its enforcers, get in the way; preventing liberty from self correcting; preventing justice from being served by those who hold the ultimate authority in any nation; the people. You may call it vigilantism; I call it justice handed out personally.
And if you think people shouldn’t be vigilantes; if you think they should not take the law into their own hands, then WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU CALL THE SEATTLE AUTONOMOUS ZONE?
These are armed citizens telling the system that their laws no longer apply; that they will make and enforce their own laws within the territory they have taken over. They claim to be apart from the city of Seattle, they claim to be protesting police violence, they claim autonomy; which means self-government. Fine, then govern yourselves; provide all the things you think government should provide; and since most of y’all are leftist leaning, that means your duly chosen government should provide you with food, shelter, and protection. Let’s see how well that works when you don’t have a tax base you can rape and pillage of their money to fund those services.
Be autonomous; go right the fuck ahead; see how long before your little hippy love in implodes; and just as Venezuela has imploded due to socialism, so will your little commune. But whatever you plan on doing, you better do it fast; rumor has it that the Hells Angels are coming on July 4th to crash your little block party; and since you are autonomous, don’t look to the police to come help you when your ‘country’ gets invaded.
Listen, I support the principle in what they are doing, but I do not support the actions they have taken; not to mention the utter hypocrisy of BLM and the fascist tactics of Antifa; which in and of itself is oxymoronic. As far as I’m concerned they are doing this for the publicity; they don’t have what it takes to make it on their own, or when adversity comes knocking.
I have had people compare the Autonomous Zone to secession; which I don’t believe it is. I think it is the armed takeover of property that does not belong to them. Secession would have been if the occupants of those buildings within this ‘so-called’ Autonomous Zone had gathered together and decided to form their own Autonomous Zone, Free State, or whatever. No, this was an armed takeover by thugs with an agenda; nothing more, nothing less; and you’ll never convince me otherwise, regardless of what they themselves say about their goals.
They could just have easily stayed home and declared that they had seceded from the city, or the Union for that matter; refuse to pay taxes, do drugs, do whatever they wanted. But that wouldn’t have drawn the media attention taking over 6 city blocks has. Besides, had they seceded at home, (kind of like how people self quarantined now that I think about it), their mothers probably would have booted their asses out of the basement and told them to go find someplace else to live.
They have said that their resolve is strong, that they will defend what they have taken. We’ll see if the Hells Angels or Police come and try and break up their little party. My guess is that when they see their friends skulls getting cracked, or lying in pools of blood on the street beside them, they’ll scatter like the cockroaches they are. Sure, they may get off a few shots; even kill a few; but they aren’t prepared, literally and mentally for an assault against them; and when it comes, (and it will come eventually), their resolve will melt just like ice on a hot Texas day.
Again, let me make it absolutely, Abundantly, PERFECTLY clear, that in theory I support what they are doing. I do believe that the system; both lawmakers and law enforcers, do not give a shit about us, our rights, or our liberty; and that something, some kind of pushback or uprising needs to happen if we ever want to see freedom again in America. However, that said, what these idiots in Seattle have done is not the answer.
I mean honestly, they took over 6 city blocks right next to the capital; if they’d had thought this out, did a little pre-planning and reconnaissance they might have scouted out a location that included a few chain grocery stores or maybe a big box home improvement store like Lowe’s so that they could grow their own food from seed instead of having to beg for donations from the world outside their love fest.
I’m sorry, if you support them and what they are doing, we are just going to have to agree to disagree on this one; for I’m not changing my mind on it. I support the cause they have hijacked for a little media attention, (their minutes of fame), but they need to remember something. There was another little autonomous zone somewhere in Texas I believe, and when the STATE had had enough of them being autonomous, they burn them to the ground, killing not just men, BUT WOMEN AND CHILDREN TOO. That’s right, this little autonomous zone was called Waco.
But they were mostly white, so their deaths don’t matter…right?
The point is, the system sucks; it oppresses all of us. Unfortunately we only see things from our narrow perspective; based upon whatever class divisions suit our individual fancies. We can be rich or poor, black or white, gay or straight, Christian or atheist; it doesn’t matter; government seeks to oppress and dominate us all.
So long as we keep fighting these stupid fucking petty skirmishes amongst each other, and those in government will keep sitting in their offices, getting richer and richer, gathering more and more power, all the while laughing their asses off at how stupid and gullible the American people are.
Just turn on the TV, have the media tell them what to think, then set people loose and watch while they like a bunch of talking monkeys or stampeding animals. Feed the people crisis after crisis, outrage after outrage, and then tell them that you are there to help, to provide assistance, or restore order, and the people will bow down and lick your boots, and surrender all their liberty to you.
Well not me, I don’t bow down to tyrants, and I don’t fall for people who claim to support one thing, and then by their actions prove that they support something entirely different. I’m old, I’m grumpy, and I’m fed up with the ignorance and abject stupidity of most of my fellow countrymen.
A war is coming America; this may not be it, but it’s a coming nonetheless. You can only push people who love their freedom for so long before they push back. When that pushback comes, decades of pent up rage and frustration is going to be released, and you’ll be standing there in shock asking yourselves; What the fuck just happened?
America is FUBAR, and it will stay that way as long as this system we live under continues to exist. It’s up to you to try and reign it in peacefully, or watch as violence erupts sometime later down the road; and I’m guessing it won’t be THAT MUCH LATER from the sentiments I’m hearing from some people. It’s like what JFK said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.”
Keep coming after our rights and our freedom, and keep supporting the institution that takes them from us, and you’ll live to see the day when violent revolution moves from the realm of possibility to the realm of reality; and believe me, you DON’T want that to happen.