At the end of the Clint Eastwood movie "Magnum Force", after watching the mastermind crooked civil servant blow up Callahan says "Mans got to know his limitations." I love that line. It's something that has stayed with me as a life lesson. I know that I am, for good or ill, a truck driver. It's pretty much the only other thing, other than writing and getting people worked up, that is, that I know how to do well. Oh, it's not that I'm not educated enough. I've been to college, although I admit that I had no stomach to put up with the liberal twits that run most universities, and dropped out after 2 years. It's not that I am not flexible enough to learn another skill set, I have been in the sales industry, tele-communications, and in the life and health insurance business. As a rule, stupid people do not pass the insurance exams to become an agent. No, my problem is simply that I do not play well with others. I have no tolerance for stupidity and cannot abide social justice programs like affirmative action, where people are given handouts based on their skin color or the fact that they pee sitting down, rather than on who is best qualified. I also, have no tolerance for union jobs and have given up opportunities that would have paid me a much better income than I now make, if I had just bent my stubborn neck and comprimised my principles a bit.
But here's the thing; the road to hell is paved with such small comprimises. People that are willing to give a little up on their core beliefs for the the prospect of getting some little tidbit in return are cowards. This is my problem with 99.99999% of all the worthless baby kissing, back-stabbing, soulless wretches that infect our nations capitol. It's also the main problem I have with nearly all of the media talking heads that we see on the cable and broadcast stations from coast to coast. No one is willing to take their beliefs to the mat. They want to "talk through" their differences. Seek to "understand" an enemies point of view, even when it is patently obvious that the enemy's views are without merit. The people that are willing to "reach across the isle" in such circumstances are pathetic and have no place in leadership roles.
I have joined with people here in my state to start a fledgling organization with a different point of focus than I have seen anywhere else on the web, or on TV. Perhaps there are sister and brother organizations but I've not seen them and so I hope to foster some in the future. The organization that I see arising, is one based on education or re-education, as the case may be. To systematically re-assert our Founding Fathers' vision for our nation by taking back our state government and populating it with people that believe in state sovereignty and are willing to take it to the mat.
To be sure, we will train in the skills that one might need in cases of emergency, such as self-defense/hand to hand combat, marksmanship, survival, hunting and fishing, escape and evasion. We will learn small unit tactics and if and when other groups come up, we will practice coordinated strategy as well.
But that is in the future. For now, we are interested in educating and recruiting people that are unafraid to speak their minds and to know the truth. Understand that no militia will be able to hold if they do not get their state to stand up to the federal government first. I have been reading reports of more and more states re-asserting their 10th amendment rights and some even putting the threat of prison time for offending federal agents to pen in the form of law. This is a beautiful thing to me. I have written before about how worthless I found the tenth amendment resolutions most states have used because they do not force the government to take them seriously. In fact, they are all ignored.
Oklahoma is making inroads to this point, but until we get rid of that bed-wetting sidesaddle Governor Henry, we are a bit stymied. However, tea party groups and 9/12 groups have sprung up throughout the state and have started bringing good candidates to the fight. But one way or another, we have to win. By pen or sword, I see no other outcome that is livable. I will not live to see America become Europe. That thought is so hateful to me that I want to vomit just thinking it.
I urge each person that reads this to think seriously about what our freedom and liberty are worth. Are they worth prison, death, homelessness, being branded a traitor or terrorist? Is the freedom of our children and their children worth being beaten and starved near to death? Having your money and property stolen and your family forced into hiding? Those are the very fates of the men who died and suffered to give you this nation.
If you are not willing to live up to what they gave before you, then you do not value your freedom and might as well go back to your life and forget that those that will fight for it even exist. Gone are the times when we could engage the statists with half measures. They have proven that the rule of law is only sufficient when it serves their purposes and is merely a minor obsticle when it doesn't. Our Constitution has been relegated to a floor mat that the statists wipe their feet with when starting a new round of socialist pushes. Stand up, and fight with everything you have, or give yourself over to going quietly into the night. For me, I'll rage and fight and if the leftists do beat me, I only pray that I have the courage to spit in the Devils eye when he takes me. (over the top, but heartfelt)