It has been about two weeks now since I scribbled out my last missive entitled My Silence Explained. In response to it I received an above average number of comments, some of which I will address in this commentary. I had planned on writing sooner, but a bout with Pink Eye, (for which I intend to go see an Ophthalmologist about), hindered my ability to stare at a computer screen for more than a few minutes at a time. Over the course of these past two weeks a couple other things happened, which I would also like to address.
I’m not going to go back through close to 500 articles to find it, but I’m certain that on more than one occasion I’ve stated that I am not asking anyone to agree with the things I say, merely to think about them. My father had an old saying he used to repeat over and over to me as I was growing up. He would constantly say, “Everyone has an opinion, and like assholes, they all stink.” But you know, if you are a true believer in liberty you should realize that this is what true liberty is, the ability of each person to think, and act, for themselves.
I don’t claim to know, and understanding everything about what is happening in this country; so when I write I am merely voicing my opinion based upon what I what I have learned, and how I perceive things at this particular moment in time.
Unlike others who rely solely upon one source, such as Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, or any number of commentators, I try to constantly expand my knowledge base by reading from a wide range of sources. In researching the things that I find important I try to keep an open mind, neither believing nor disbelieving anything until I have verified the information for myself. However, in my daily encounters with others I find that if something I tell them does not have, as its source, the mainstream media, they simply reject what I say as being untrue.
Author H. Jackson Browne Jr once said, ” The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.” To me, willful ignorance is an evil far greater than any that could be perpetrated intentionally by man. To not care enough about what is happening in this country and to not take the time to educate yourself is a crime for which I have no forgiveness in my heart for.
Last week California held it’s state primary and that day I went around asking people if they were going to vote. Of those I asked, an overwhelming majority were not even aware that it was election day. But I bet that if asked, they could all tell you what was going to be on television that evening. THAT is what I have been talking about in my last few commentaries, the pervasive ignorance and apathy of the average person in this country. If they are that uninformed about something as simple as what day is their state’s primary election, how uninformed are they when it comes to the issues which face this nation?
Yet I have been told, by numerous people, that I should not concern myself with the average person, that they have been, and always will be, ignorant sheeple, easily guided along by the lies told them by the mainstream media and their elected representatives. Whenever I voice my overall disgust with the apathy and ignorance of the vast majority of Americans that someone quotes to me the following from Samuel Adams, ” It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
While I agree with that to a certain extent I have to ask, in whose minds are we attempting to set these brush fires in if not the ignorant and uninformed? Honestly, I can think of many better things to do than to write articles for people who already share my views. It is for the uninformed that my articles are primarily written for. Whether or not I ever stand a chance of opening their eyes to the truth is another issue altogether, but I feel that is my calling, and regardless of what people think, it is one in which I have no intention of giving up upon.
I feel that my position is similar to what can be found in the Book of Luke, Chapter 5 wherein we read, ” And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
I am sure a good number of you are familiar with the phrase ‘preaching to the choir’. For those who haven’t heard the phrase, it refers to when a person is attempting to convince people who are already convinced. Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with people of like minds and opinions gathering together and discussing issues they feel strongly about, that is not the purpose for which I write. My purpose, if you could call it that, is to attempt to inform those who remain ignorant of the facts I discuss in my articles.
As I am frequently reminded, it only took a mere 3% of the people of this country to successfully fight for this nation’s independence from Britain and that it would only take the same number to restore America to the principles contained in our founding documents. Maybe, maybe not, although I feel it may be inevitable, let’s hope it never comes to that. Whatever may come, those who critique my stance that these uneducated masses will play a role do not seem to understand why I concern myself with them. You see, it is not the part they would play in any revolution against tyranny and oppression which may take place, it is the role they would play if said event were successful. You see, like it or not, these people are of importance simply because one way or another we are going to have to deal with them if our campaign to restore this country to its founding principles is successful.
Whether we are talking about the completely ignorant who know not the first thing about the Constitution, or those die-hards who have drunk their respective political parties Kool-Aid, if we can restore this country to the principles held by our founders, we are going to have an enormous number of people to deal with who believe that it IS the role of government to take care of them in one way or another. What, pray tell, are we to do with them when their benefits are gone, when they have to fend for themselves for their sustenance? We may find use for those FEMA camps after all. I foresee chaos and anarchy should these people find themselves unable to provide for themselves or their families.
Last week I saw a news story regarding proposed cuts by Governor Gerry Brown to facilities which provide services for handicapped people. There were large protests by people who rely upon these programs for their sustenance and support. Can you imagine this occurring across the nation as millions of people found that they now had to provide for themselves? For those who say forget about the mindless masses, has it ever crossed your mind what you yourself might be forced to do if these people take to the streets, robbing and pillaging just to survive? This is something that has been sitting there in the back of my mind a lot lately. Hell, it could yet come to pass if this country’s economic system collapses; which is probably what they want anyway so they can institute martial law and make a final grab for our guns.
Also, let’s just say the freedom movement continues, those who sit in the shadows making all the important decisions ARE NOT going to go down without a fight. They see what is happening in this country, they see how an ever increasing number of people are awakening to their treachery, and they are not going to let all their planning and work go to waste. They may have unlimited patience, and be willing to postpone their eventual goal of a one world government, with them at the top, but they WILL NOT see it derailed…not without a fight. They already have all the pieces strategically positioned, all the laws in place to deal with us so-called domestic terrorists. Do you think for a moment they wouldn’t move against us?
Do you not think for a minute that they would pull another false flag event to stir the countries anger and outrage against those who stand for freedom and liberty. Just look at what they are doing now in their attempts to ensure Ron Paul does not make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and you can get a glimpse of what they might do should their plans be seriously threatened.
Montesquieu once said, ” The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. ” If that be the case, then the only way to restore our country to its former glory is to restore those principles, and to do so in numbers larger than we have now. That is why I write for the uneducated masses and not for those who are already aware of the treason that has occurred by those elected to uphold the Constitution.
I know a number of my readers do not like it when I bring religion and morality into my articles, but nonetheless I feel that at times it is important that people realize that we are not simply fighting corruption in government, we are fighting evil, pure evil. Thomas Paine once wrote, ” Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” Government today, at nearly every level, is an intolerable evil which seeks to control and dominate our lives.
In an essay written in 1749, Samuel Adams said, “[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”
The former Premier of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin, once said, ” America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” If you’ll note he said that for us to collapse from within our morals and our spirituality must also be undermined.
I see too many people who think that by replacing the bad apples in our government that all things will return to normal and America will be healed again. Sorry, I don’t buy it. In Psalms 188 we read, ” It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Comedian George Carlin in the preface to his book Brain Droppings writes, ” What may sound like some to anger is really nothing more than sympathetic contempt. I view my species with a combination of wonder and pity, and I root for its destruction. ” Although I do not root for our destruction, I can relate to how he felt when I see so many people who have such severe tunnel vision that they only see things from one perspective.
While I do not deny that this country, may indeed, need a president like Ron Paul, that alone will not cure all that ails us. America must return to the principles upon which it was founded, to include the morals held by the men who founded it.
I know not who Dietrich Bonhoeffer is, but he said something I wholeheartedly agree with, ” Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act .”
And, as Thomas Paine once wrote, ” Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death .” Do not believe that I am throwing in the towel and giving up the fight as that is hardly the case. I am however becoming a bit more pessimistic and cynical about our nation’s future. Cicero once said, ” Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error .” What to do when we are faced with a couple hundred million idiots is the question that faces us now.
So for now I write. Whether my voice is heard by those who need to hear it is irrelevant. As the famous songwriting duo of Simon and Garfunkel once sang, ” a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. ”
As Ian Williams Goddard states, ” A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it’s going to get.”
So write I must, until that police state dictatorship comes to once and for all silence my voice, or until the people of this country wake up in sufficient numbers to restore America to its former greatness. As the Keymaker said in the Matrix Reloaded, ” We only do what we’re meant to do.” and this is what I’m meant to do.