Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A New Rant...

Y'know...I really ought to post more often...I seldom feel like doing so once I get home from work excuse, I know.

I don't even know what to say much shit is happening that it is hard to just focus on one thing. NK nukes, Feinstein's Gun control, Bhenghazi, Fast & Furious, Ex-cop Dorner, Lack of a budget, damn...where to begin?

Right now, the Democrats and the Republicans are content to obfuscate things with distractions from the real issues we face. The fact that ZERO got re-elected after the Fast and Furious debacle and the Bhenghazi lie just infuriates me. This asswipe should not only have NOT been re-elected, but in light of everything so far he should be impeached. And sent to prison at the very least. Along with his AG, Eric Holder. But that isn't likely to happen.

I am taking some heart from the fact that alot of Sheriffs and even some Gun manufacturer's are pressuring the politicians to step back from their attemot to disarm us. That at least is a good thing.

However, I am getting sick and tired of the leftists trying to demonize us and the organizations that support us without any real knowledge of what they are talking about. That's about like a truck driver trying to come in and tell a software engineer how to do his job...yeah, it's like that.

I used to be afraid for my country, but I no longer am. We have allowed ourselves as a society to become as we are. Its has taken many years to reach this point, but here we are. More divided than ever, We haven't been this divided since the civil war. Seriously.

We like to think that we're the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave"...I beg to differ. We are the land of the oppressed and the home of the ignorant. Kinda like the old saying....tell a lie often enough and people will believe you. Real freedom loving individuals have lost the war of ideas. Somehow, the vast majority seems to believe that rights are granted by gov't. That these inalienable rights are subject to the whim of other men. This is false. It always has been and always will be.

I have many friends that call themselves "progressive" but in fact they are only trying to do what others tried to do before them and failed miserably. History is a testament to their misguided efforts. Some truths do not need to be re-evaluated. Some truths are just that. truth. The right to self-defense. probably the single most important truth there is. The fact is that the smallest minority is the individual. The collectivists don't like it. They somehow think a minority must be based on color or religion. And they use this to their political ends. When a freedom loving individual tries to point out that all people are not the same and that as an individual, I am the smallest minority, they get all butt-hurt and refute it without any shred of evidence to the contrary, they rehash old arguments. And promote their divisive ideology.

It sickens me to witness the deliberate obfuscation of truth by such dogmatic idealogues. They continually chastise religious folk as being dogmatic and backwards, when they themselves are no better by their own criteria...

I saw a post earlier today stating that the difference between Progressives and conservatives was that progressives change their opinion based on new infromation. While under any other circumstances, i would agree, with the definitions of these labels today, I simply cannot. The leftists have officially gained control of the arguments by re-defining language to suit their ends. Case in point: Militia. Up until the 90's, the term militia was defined as the people. Then in an effort to disarm us, they made militia to look like a bunch of white supremacist paramilitary freaks. And they lumped in the constitutionalist militia movement with them as well. Although noone knew about the constitutional militia because the media had the stranglehold on the information highway at that point. Regardless the damage was done. The current Ag, Eric Holder, is on record as saying they need to brainwash kids to make them scared of firearms. The ultimate goal is disarmament. This coming from a guy who participated in the armed takeover of a building during the "civil rights" movement. Make no mistake folks, they mean to disarm us. And if, by some unfortunate stroke of fate, they actually succeed at passing a law that will take away our most valuable asset, when there is sucha large opposition to their agenda, they will ultimately fail. I find it interesting that so many leftists seem to think that a determined minority can't stand against a gov't bent on tyrrany with nothing but bolt action rifles. they are obviously ignorant of their history. Even as recently as Afghanistan, we have seen how a determined minority can thwart the will of the US military. I think the gov't overplays it's hand in thinking they can win decisively against the common man. The military is made up of the common man. And we are at home and not on some distant battlefield. If they mean to bring war to us, they will bring nothing but bloodshed and grief to an entire nation. Somehow, this makes us, the peaceful , law-abiding citizen, the bad guy....I don't see it.

They have been successful on many fronts, education being the primary one, and Law officers being the second. What happened to peace officers? We now have wannabe SWAT teams executing raids on innocent civilians and they are not held to account over this. We now have a nation of LEOs. Or Law Enforcement Officers. And the distinction is clear. The "authorities" no longer care about the safety of the people they are sworn to serve, but they place officer safety above this. And the mentality is a creeping doom. Every single day, somewhere in this country, an atrocity is commited by LEOs against peaceful citizens. Personally I have no problem with cops, as long as they remember their oath and abide by it, because like it or not people, they are us. They are human, and subject to the same weaknesses as any other human being. The same is true for military folks. we are all human. And frankly, despite our progress technologically, as arace, we have not changed one iota in our nature. I do not understand how otherwise intelligent people can reconcile trusting the gov't to handle their affairs. it makes absolutely no sense. I understand the desire for peace. I understand the desire for every human being to be taken care of. But I also understand that life is not fair, and no amount of well-wishing can change that. There was a time when if you were industrious enough and determined, you could carve out a decent living in this country because that is the premise we were founded on. Now, it is almost impossible for this to happen. Banks get bailed out by tax-payers and then refuse to lend money to them. Banks aggressively foreclose on people's homes during an economic recession and then wonder why noone trusts them either. I have learned more in the last couple of years than I did the entire 40 years previously. Freedom is a pipe dream. I was never free. I served in the military believing in the idea I was somehow a defender of freedom. I was wrong. I know this. It is fact. But one thing I also know, is that as a result of my service, I understand what it means to be free and I understand the cost.

I was born and raised in the Northeast US. A yankee. Despite this, I always was partial to the confederacy. I had some misgivings after I was taught civil war history in High school, but after educating myself on the reality of that conflict, I no longer harbor any guilt whatsoever for empathizing with the confederates. In fact My adopted family are southerners and they even tell me I am no yankee. I am proud of this. The fact is, the war was not over slavery like we were taught. The abolition of slavery was a side-effect of the war. Not all "blacks" fought on the side of the union, And not all confederates were slave owners, and not all condoned salvery. Just as Not all union soldiers were of any particular race, but most were forced into service to defend the industrialized North. many of the "movers and shakers" in the north (yankees) were not opposed to slavery and did not think "blacks" were equal to "whites" either. The facts are what they are. But we are taught a sanitized version of history, and as always, history is written by the victors. When the south lost, so did every single state in the union. They effectively lost their sovereignty to the federal gov't. Lately that has begun to change. We'll see how that pans out. The civil war was the end of the 10th amendment...or at least it effectively nullified it for a VERY long time. Their is a reason we are not the Federal Republic of Amerika. We are the United STATES for a reason.

Hell, I could go on for hours. I suppose it's a good thing noone reads my blog, I might actually disappear for this sort of expression. Oh well.

I leave you all who actually decide to read this with a last wish. Same as always...

Keep your powder dry and die with your boots on!

Scouts out!



Historian said...

I don't check your site every day, but I do look at it on weekends. It is important for you to speak up and speak out on the matters of concern to you.

Let your voice be heard; even if it is simply a heartfelt complaint, that is important, for it tells others that they are not alone.

Neither are you, BTW, and if you have something to say that you think is worth others taking a hard look at, send links to CA at Western Rifle Shooters, or David Codrea, at the War on Guns, or Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street, or any of the rest of the mainstream bloggers. They are good men, and if you have something to say they will help you say it to a larger audience.

Anonymous said...

Your words speak for those who share your views. Thank you for having the courage to challenge the media dribble we are expected to swallow as truth.

Anonymous said...

Your words speak for those who share your views. Thank you for having the courage to challenge the media dribble we are expected to swallow as truth.