Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thanks, Mike

This blog is a thank-you to MBV III (over at Sipsey Street Irregulars) - who has this in his sidebar:

"The Fate of Unborn Millions. . ."

"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army-Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; that is all we can expect-We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die." -- George Washington to his troops before the Battle of Long Island.

"We will not go gently . . ."

This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can't be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won't be done. The Founders' Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.

But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.

And when we are gone, the scattered, free survivors hiding in the ruins of our once-great republic will sing of our deeds in forbidden songs, tending the flickering flame of individual liberty until it bursts forth again, as it must, generations later. We will live forever, like the Spartans at Thermopylae, in sacred memory.

-- Mike Vanderboegh, The Lessons of Mumbai:Death Cults, the "Socialism of Imbeciles" and Refusing to Submit, 1 December 2008

Both of these men spoke of something that we, as Americans, should know quite a bit about: freedom. But it seems that assumption is incorrect - Americans know less freedom than they knew during George Washington's campaign of resistance and eventual independence from England. After all, King George did not require his subjects to file paperwork to buy a firearm! And "taxation without representation"? Consider the immense outpouring of public sentiment against the bailout. Consider that it passed.

As I said about Jefferson's "Tree of Liberty" quote a few days ago, "The tree is looking stunted too, needing of it's manure." This system of government is past self-correcting - the Second Amendment is the bottle, and we 3% are the correction fluid contained within the bottle...

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