(A Resume of Sorts)
“Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? ”
The Character V from the film V for Vendetta
Hello, some of you may know me; some of you may not, so allow me to introduce myself formally. My name is Neal Ross, not NEAL ROSS, no matter what the ID cards in my wallet may say. Neal is my given name and Ross is my surname. I AM NOT a piece of property belonging to the corporate entity that is the United States of America…I am an individual with all the inherent rights and privileges associated with being an individual. I believe that I do not need permission, i.e. a permit, to exercise these rights as that would imply that they are but merely a privilege to be taken away at the whim of some bureaucrat.
I am a writer on non-politically correct missives and commentaries about the state of affairs in this nation. I believe, to quote from the movie V for Vendetta, that “Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?”
Some have called me a patriot, a modern day Samuel Adams, and not the guy who brews that beer! What defines a patriot? Is patriotism blind obedience and support for their government? I think not. Is a patriot one who blindly supports any and all military conflicts their nation is involved in? Once again, I think not. I think patriotism is remaining true to the principles upon which this country was founded. If that be the true definition, then I am guilty as charged…and damned proud of it!
I believe that those people in Washington D.C., the ones you call your government, are in fact a cabal of corrupt men and women who no longer even pretend to uphold their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is my belief also that if there is indeed any justice in life that they will spend eternity in the fires of hell for the crimes they have committed against humanity and the people they were supposed to represent.
Getting back to that quote from V for Vendetta for a moment, I believe that words are important, they can enlighten the truth, or they can be used to obfuscate it. You see the truth is something that should be sought after, something to be cherished. Instead the truth has become something that is denigrated and disregarded by the average American citizen.
But you see, for the truth to be of any importance it must have an audience, someone to receive the message. What good would a radio transmitter be if there were no radios to receive the signals they broadcast? Therefore, for my message to get through I need people to read the things I write. But it is not only reading them that I need for me to be effective, I need people who are willing to take the red pill, open their minds to the possibility that everything that they have believed up until now has been a lie. Anyone who is so firmly entrenched in their belief system that they blame all our nation’s problems upon the liberals, or the conservatives, has too closed a mind for my message to get through. You see, it is not about right versus left, conservative versus liberal. It is about liberty versus tyranny and oppression. If you can’t see that, then the things that I write about will be rejected by closed minds.
In my missives I often use the words stupid, ignorant, and apathetic, and I am often criticized for doing so. As I consider myself akin to an artist who uses words to create an image, let us examine the meaning of these words. Stupid is defined as slow of mind; lacking intelligence or reason, given to unintelligent decisions or acts. Ignorant is defined as destitute of knowledge or education. Right there you see the difference, one implies being unable to learn, while the other implies not having learned…big difference! Now to apathy, this is defined as a lack of interest or concern: indifference.
It is my opinion that the most foolish person in the world is the one who blindly accepts what they are told by someone else without researching the truth for themselves. I do not care if the person speaking is the President of the United States, your Congressman, your favorite news anchor, or even me, you should verify what you are being told for yourself. If you don’t, you are a fool, and fools are easily misled by lies and misinformation.
I believe that, no matter who the next president is, our nation does not have much longer to survive as a free republic. I believe that it is way past the time when anything we do at the ballot box has any chance of restoring our republic, or reclaiming or liberties lost. I am not espousing that we should take arms and begin committing random acts of violence against our government; however I am fully prepared to use deadly force to defend my life, my family, my property, and my remaining rights…if necessary.
I believe that if we are to save this country from ruin it must come from the people themselves. The people must stop believing that one candidate can change the world and start taking a bit of responsibility for changing it themselves. I know I will piss a lot of Ron Paul supporters off with that, but let me ask you a question; What do you intend to do should Ron Paul not win? How many more unconstitutional laws, infringements of your rights, uncalled for wars and invasions will it take before YOU say that you will not stand for any more?
Thomas Jefferson once said, “…that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. . . . that the government created by this compact [the Constitution for the United States] was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself…” It is upon that principle that the revolution, if there is to be one, must rest. Enough people, and I mean millions and millions of them, must simply stop obeying these unconstitutional acts. We must reassert our authority and let them know that they have crossed the line and we will not tolerate it any longer.
Take for example the unconstitutional searches we are subjected to prior to boarding an airplane. We can’t all just swarm the plane, bypassing these searches, as that would be unreasonable. But, if we cared enough about our rights we COULD stop flying altogether…say that this is bullshit and I am not going to place myself into the position to have my rights infringed upon. If enough people did that, if the airlines suddenly lost a huge chunk of their income, they would put pressure on the government to halt those searches and we would have won a battle.
Say you don’t agree with the idea that your taxes should be used to subsidize the income of others in the form of food stamps and WIC coupons. You can’t stop the government from issuing them, but if you are the owner of a supermarket you CAN refuse to accept them. If enough managers did this then the food stamps would become of no use as they would not be accepted anywhere.
Our country can be won back, but it must be done on a massive scale, a scale unlike any political rally and protest we have ever seen before. But it would also mean that each and every person who values their rights and is concerned for the future of this nation, participate, no matter the consequences.
What has happened to this country could not have happened without our consent as we the people hold the ultimate power and those in D.C. were merely there to serve and represent us within the limitations imposed upon them by the Constitution. Our apathy, our ignorance is what has allowed our nation to come to this point, and we are all ultimately to blame. Could a nation which understood the intent of the Constitution allowed their government to overstep it to such an extent that it has basically become mere window dressing?
We have become soft, a nation of people who believe that we are entitled to all kinds of amenities, which are provided at the expense of others who work and pay taxes. We have allowed multiculturalism to deny us our national heritage with the belief that we should not demand that immigrants to this country abide by our laws, and respect our cultural beliefs. We have allowed political correctness to stifle free speech and condemn those who are not afraid to speak what is on their minds. We no longer are a nation which believes that we are entitled to only the things that we can provide for ourselves by the sweat of our own brows.
Finally, and most importantly, God has been banished from our lives, our schools, and our hearts. The belief that anything goes in the name of self-expression and tolerance now causes us to accept things that go against the will of The Almighty. How many unborn children are slaughtered annually simply because having a baby is inconvenient? How urgent is the push for us to believe that homosexuality is not a sin, it is merely an alternative lifestyle? We ask for God to bless this country, yet we ignore His desire for us to obey His Law. As Thomas Jefferson once said, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
I believe that the time is coming that our government will no longer be able to take care of us from cradle to grave, that their uncontrolled spending and mismanagement of our nation’s affairs will lead to an economic implosion of the magnitude that will dwarf the Great Depression. I believe that unless people are prepared for what’s coming, in terms of having food, gold and silver, guns and ammo, and more importantly a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ that they will not be prepared for what lies ahead.
This is what I believe, it is who I am, and it is what I have been trying to get across to people for quite some time now. It is also why I have been criticized, have lost friends, and am probably on a half dozen or so government watch lists.
Yet I do not fear these things no more than I fear the truth. As Patrick Henry once said, “Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”
No matter how hard you try, you cannot hide from the truth. You can hide behind the fog of a TV screen, you can numb your mind with alcohol and illegal drugs, but the truth will still be there, waiting for you. What I truly fear for are for those who, when the truth hits them, they will not be ready, and able, to handle it.