Little by Little: Ending Freedom in America
“You can take your mask mandate and shove it right up your a#@.”
~ Dan Bongino, former Secret Service agent
All across America there is an insistent advocacy within the federal government and many local and state governments for mandatory mask orders, regardless of the fact that such orders are unconstitutional, an extreme overreach of power, and a violation of one’s inalienable rights; and, over the past four months, forty-six states have suggested that masks should be worn, while twenty-two states, and the District of Columbia, have made wearing them mandatory, through executive orders from their governors. And, as local and state governments have moved to enforce these illegal orders, the people have grown weary and angry over witnessing elected officials, little by little, ending freedom in America.
On July 3rd 2020, Governor Bill Lee authorized city and county mayors and councils to decide the question of whether to mandate masks or not, with Executive Order 54, that is in effect until August 3rd, taking the coward’s path. Immediately afterwards, although many mayors rushed to enact mask mandates, several chose to leave the matter, as a personal choice, in the hands of the individual.
No matter it’s temporary nature, the mandatory mask order stands in direct contravention of the principles of Liberty.
Rutherford County [TN] Mayor Bill Ketron wisely stood on the side of Liberty, and on July 6th, he stated that he wouldn’t enact a mandate. Previous to this, he had told Fox 17 that he didn’t have the power to make masks mandatory.
An opinion written https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/attorneygeneral/documents/ops/2020/op20-07.pdf on April 27th by Tennessee Attorney General William Slatery III, states: “The General Assembly has, however, authorized local health departments to adopt regulations more stringent or restrictive than those provided by state law or regulation. Tenn. Code Ann. 68-2-601 (f)(3)(authorizing adoption of regulations to “protect the general health and safety of the citizens of the county” that shall be at least as stringent as the standard established by a state law or regulation as applicable to the same subject matter.”
Nothing in Tennessee’s state code has ever been passed by any legislature, nor has any other state issued anything remotely related to forcing individuals to wear masks for public safety. If one reads further into Slatery’s opinion, one also finds that the code he uses for support is aimed at public and government establishments, which should suggest to most cogent thinking individual’s that this cannot be used as any authority or justification for allowing any government entity’s abuse of power to restrict personal behavior and individual liberty. So mask mandates have no precedent in actual “law”, and therefore, they are just another tyrannical act pulled from whole cloth that move against individual liberty.
On April 15th 2020, New York Governor Cuomo issued a mandatory mask order, noting: “It’s over when people know I’m one hundred percent safe and I don’t have to worry about this. When does that happen? Until you have a vaccine, until you have the medical treatment, what do you do? How are you building the bridge?
Cuomo’s assumption of powers not entitled to his position in the executive are an overreach of power used to regulate private behavior. He has no legislative power to write or create new laws, and so under the separation of powers and the Guarantee Clause of the Constitution, he is violating the people’s rights by enforcing an unConstitutional order and holding himself before them as a man who would be their master, their king.
Many authorities have empowered businesses to refuse service, to anyone not wearing a mask, if they have large concerns over COVID. Essentially and unfortunately, governments are turning corporations into another arm of government enforcement.
Williamson County [TN] Mayor Rogers Anderson arbitrarily made masks mandatory, without even one vote cast, and non-compliance a Class A Misdemeanor that carries a $2500 fine and a possible prison sentence of 11 months and 29 days. He has told his citizens that writing a citation will be a last resort, which means enforcement will be uneven; however, it may not be enforced much at all, since it would immediately be met with multiple lawsuits, as it is, in fact, unConstitutional. But, Anderson also made note that the order does call on businesses to help with its enforcement on a voluntary basis.
On April 29th, Constitutional Attorney Mark Meuser, with the Dhillon Law Group, who is currently challenging California’s mask mandate, stated: “We don’t need 58 sets of laws in California. We don’t need 58 county health officials who are unelected, that no one knew even existed until a month ago to pass laws that are contrary and we don’t even know the true health benefits … This statute has no exemptions no cut out. It’s flat. It simply says if You are a person in Riverside County you must wear a mask”.
In March, early in this COVID pandemic, Dr Anthony Fauci himself, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRa6t_e7dgI in a ’60 Minutes’ interview, dismissed masks as essentially useless, even though he has since attempted to back-pedal on that early statement: “There is no reason to be walking around wearing a mask. When you are in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel better, and might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection people think it is, and often there are unintended consequences.”
As reported by Madeliene Farber, on January 24th [Fox News], Dr William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, in Tennessee, and a medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, stated: “Surgical masks will not prevent your acquiring diseases. … those masks don’t work to prevent inhaling diseases. When coughing, you can feel the puffs of air coming out of the masks.”
Each year ten million people are infected with tuberculosis by the 1.8 billion cases already existing in the world, and it is a fact that 1.5 million die from this illness each year. It’s quite telling that healthy people have never been required by any law to don masks to prevent TB, nor the infected either.
In a May 11th 2020 editorial, Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote: ” … until recently, the CDC did not recommend wearing a face mask or covering of any kind, unless a person was known to be infected … Non-infected people need not wear a mask. When a person has TB we have them wear a mask [not mandated by law however], not the entire community of non-infected. The recommendations by the CDC and the [World Health Organization] WHO are not based on any studies of this virus and have never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history.”
Blaylock also states: “Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.” He continues in some great detail in the body of the editorial.
From the very start of our nation, the Founding Fathers were well aware of pandemics, like smallpox, and yet, they placed nothing in the U.S. Constitution to address any concerns they may have had regarding them. They did pass quarantine laws long after the republic came together, but never did they, nor would they, consider placing restrictions of individual liberty, like sheltering in place and forcing people to wear masks. Doesn’t anyone think they could have done this at the time, if they saw it as a good idea?
Executive orders are not law and one’s inalienable rights never cease to exist, even in the time of crisis — especially in the time of crisis.
On June 23rd, in Washington state, Lewis County Sheriff Robert Snaza — not wearing a mask after Governor Inslee made it mandatory — addressed a crowd outside a church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM8dtQjAvRE&feature=emb_titletelling them “Don’t be a sheep.” There weren’t many in the crowd wearing a mask either, as they cheered his words, seen in a video, from the Daily Chronicle, while the nearby sign http://www.chronline.com/group-gathers-in-support-of-hamilton-corner-uncle-sam-billboard/article_fe1ed84a-b645-11ea-946c-43a9f367574f.html that read, “The Bill of Rights protects this sign and your house” seemed to capture a public sentiment against the pandemic overreaches of power as if they mockingly said, “Oh, no … a virus. Quick — burn the Bill of Rights.”
As an aside, one must also note that socialist inclined states led by Democrats are dragging their heels on reopening the country. They are using every excuse under the sun to explain the need for a slower opening, as they make it a more difficult process than need be along the way, including severe penalties for not wearing masks. They hope to slow the economic growth, in order to hurt President Trump’s chances of re-election, because they believe he stands in the way of their globalist desires and a governing system that contravenes and eradicates our Constitutional republic.
To date, the American people have seen data falsified to make COVID seem much worse than it actually is, and add to this the recent furor over the “Virus Surge”, and the possible need for a “second shutdown” being voiced by some governors. We have seen this used as an excuse to take measures never seen in U.S. history, like forcing healthy people to stay home and shut the entire economy down, resulting in a massive destruction of wealth and the economy itself. Approximately half of all small businesses in America are now projected to be on a path to failing, and now that want to tell us that before we can come back out and be productive, we all must submit to a wearing masks.
We already have great evidence that this is also about more than just a virus. Governing bodies are already moving to trace and track all U.S. citizens. They’ve already shown their willingness to dismiss and abrogate our inalienable rights all across the country, from closing what they called “non-essential businesses” to closing churches and infringing on our right to worship and to assemble. They tell us we must wear the mask, just a few weeks here in Tennessee — indefinitely elsewhere. Next they’ll be saying that it’s just for a few more months; it’s just until we get a vaccine; it’s just a microchip; it’s just a monument; it’s just an Anthem; it’s just a book or a movie; it’s just the police; it’s just your firearms; it’s just Christianity; and with less than five percent of the population crowding, attacking and herding the rest of the population, some tyrant wannabes suggest, it’s just your freedom and liberty.
Many of the anti-American, socialist Democrats and some fairly ignorant RINOs, on all levels of government, are using the mask mandate to create a consensus and build on the fiction that this is an emergency of such mammoth proportions, that it warrants extralegal authority for local and state authorities to subvert the Constitution, limit reopening the economy and trampling the Bill of Rights, in favor of a Cowardly New World Order and a “new normal” — more abnormal than anything one would ever wish to see again.
The good, decent and fine Americans across the country are nauseated at the sight of our liberties being sorely abused and suppressed by ridiculous, arbitrary, illegal measures mandated by people who are supposed to represent the people. They are charged with defending freedom, liberty and the Constitution, and yet, they do the exact opposite, as they weaponize COVID, in an attempt to condition us to accept the abuses of our liberty, in order to create a political environment conducive to forcing a “new normal” upon us all.
And this attack on liberty is an insufferable attack upon our nation, our freedom, especially when taken in conjunction with all the other abuses of our inalienable rights, the rule by fear and force without representation or legislation. So egregious have been the acts of our “leaders”, the situation demands all Americans must take a hard stand against mandatory mask orders and any other act of tyranny associated with the overblown, hyped COVID-19 event, by refusing to comply. We must fighting back, with every fiber in our minds, heart and body, in the courts, the public arena, city councils, state legislatures, and even the streets if need be, to save American Liberty now and forever more.
I spent so many great days, from my early childhood on, roaming farmlands with my loyal dog, Otto, playing with the farm animals and learning to appreciate all this wonderful world had to offer.
And it wasn’t all play, either.
My father was posted for a couple of years at Ft Leonard Wood in Missouri, and he found us a nice little house way out in what many would call the “boonies” far from the fort, in the town of Dixon. But it was heaven for a young boy with his head filled with thoughts of adventure, who was already well-versed in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.
Outside of my own chores at home, in the summers, as young boys were want to do, I sought to make a dollar or two in order to gain my own spending money, for family outings and such. I mowed yards and just the usual grunt work that some of the older neighbors couldn’t do any longer.
Early the first summer, I met an elderly couple that lived on the far edge of town. I was about twelve at the time, and the old couple, who I simply knew as Mr and Mrs Whittaker, looked ancient to me. I was soon to discover that they were 96 and 97 at the time. I enjoyed stopping by in the hot Missouri afternoons whenever I’d see them out, Mrs Whittaker wearing her wide-brimmed straw hat to shade from what were some days unbearably hot days indeed — it was actually unseasonably hot that year. And yet, each day they’d be out in their “garden” working.
It wasn’t long before I became a constant at their small spread, doing whatever they needed, just because I knew they needed the help, never asking for pay.
That last summer, I was about three months into my 13th year on this earth and Mr Whittaker said he had need of me. He guided me to an old plow and asked me if I knew how to use one. I told him I had often weeded my GranMa Ila’s garden with a hoe, but had never used a plow, although I was familiar with how the process went. He continued, allowing that it was simple enough, demonstrating for a few minutes.
It wasn’t a horse-drawn plow. It was a plow with a wheel on the front and designed to be used by people too poor to afford a horse, back when people still used horses to run their furrows. He just wanted me to run the furrows between his corn rows to take out the weeds and carry buckets of water to irrigate the corn … three acres of corn. For a dollar an hour, which sounded like a lot of money to a 13 year old in 1970, until my hands hit the handles and I struggled to churn the sun-baked hardened Missouri soil.
I instantly wondered if I hadn’t bit off more than I could chew, but being my father’s son, the son of a man who despised quitters almost as much as cowards, I ducked my head and plowed on, turning the soil and then going back and watering the corn when the rains were sparse, using a short water hose for the closest rows and buckets for the rest …. back and forth … and back and forth. Three acres may not sound like much, but it seemed like a hundred to me, by the time it came to harvest the corn.
I had to return to school before harvest time, but some of their kin came by to shuck and bundle the corn, that September.
It was hard work seeing how it was all done by hand, but these were people used to doing EVERYTHING by hand, and that experience taught me a great lesson. I was never so proud as to have been given the responsibility of caring for their corn, to be trusted to do what was asked of me. My own parents had me well on my way towards a great work ethic before that summer, but that experience made me appreciate a job well done and helping others.
I celebrated their 97th and 98th birthdays with them, and then we were off to another post, and back home to Tennessee.
A few years later, at eighteen, I spent the summer harvesting winter wheat, in Springfield, Colorado, while visiting my little GranMa Mamie, learning to drive a fancy, 12-gear Case tractor. Another cherished memory.
I only tell You of this as I am getting some age on me now, and I tend to find myself reminiscing of days gone by, as I see so many aimless, lazy, unproductive children scattered all about our society, in virtually anyplace one cares to mention. So many never so much as set foot from their house, unless its for some mindless pursuit, and the remainder of their time is spent glued to some online game.
I look at them and I can’t picture a one of them willing to help their fellow neighbor, much less working day in day out for hours upon hours to bring in a crop of any sort. I look at them on the whole and it puts fear in me for this nation, especially as we see what so many have become in their young adult years, as those who succumbed to the indoctrination and propaganda in the streets have become the nations destroyers.
Never was there any more truth set forth for all men to pay heed and take notice of than those of Proverbs 16: 27-29:
“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.[a]
An evil man sows strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
Wickedness loves company—and leads others into sin.”
American families aren’t doing their children any real favors by coddling them and allowing them to lay about for too many days on end, without something constructive put in front of them to pursue. They should be given the comforts of a good home and all that comes with it, but so too must they be taught from an early age the value of good honest work, a good day’s labor for a good day’s pay and the sense of pride that one achieves from seeing a job well done, a job they completed on their own.
We’ve advanced beyond our wildest imagination in areas of technology, but not so much in the social graces and just being good people. If anything, our society has been driven backwards with the constant attacks on God and Family that those callous anti-American interlopers and the hate-America first crowd have mounted on this country I love so well, time and again, from the early 1900s to the present. We can do better, but not with another ideology and its supporters doing everything within their power to end traditional America, all in the name of getting something for nothing, as though they are owed a living from the sweat of someone else’s brow, just by their mere existence.
I miss the America I grew up knowing and loving.
A Deadly Serious Business for All Concerned
July 4th 2020 was an extremely interesting day at the Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, where a massive monument to the Confederacy is carved into the side of the mountain, as approximately a thousand armed black men and women descended on it, in what they called a “demonstration,” rather than a protest, and this black nationalist group calling itself the “Not F**king Around Coalition” (NFAC) paraded down the highway in their paramilitary combat garb, with ammo belts slung over their shoulders and scarves across their faces. The members of this militant black nationalist militia were well armed with a variety of semi-automatic rifles, from AR-10s to AR-15s, pistols too, and they all were full of hate and anger for white America, which becomes evident when one listens to the opening statement of their “commander.”
“Commander Jay,” NFAC’s leader, recently told Newsweek: “It was all Black … there were no brown, no white people … everyone was Black. I am not a protester, I am the commanding general of my militia. We were swearing in new members,” as he also made note of a similar event near Phoenix, also on the 4th.
This is an armed black militia, essentially espousing violence, that has some former military in its membership and whose leader says “We’re not f****n’ around anymore” and “Stop taking signs to a protest.”
According to the New York Times, this park that is home to a now famous carving of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson is also the place of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915.
Referencing this carving, Commander Jay added: “Our initial goal was to have a formation of our militia in Stone Mountain to send a message that as long as you’re abolishing all these statues across the country, what about this one?”
In one video of the event, “Commander Jay” shouts into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists, who have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own. He must also see the group known as the Three Percenters (III%) as a rival and an enemy also, since he included them in his challenge, even though they are largely comprised of Veterans and former and current law enforcement, who are also Oath Keepers and sworn to defend freedom and liberty for all Americans, black, white, red, yellow or brown.
Seeming to want to taunt white militia groups across America to engage in an all out war against NFAC, he shouted: “I don’t see no white militia. We’re here. Where you at? We’re in your house. Let’s go.”
These are racist, radical, Black militants who the Leftist media depicts as simply countering “credible threats” from “white supremacist” groups. But nothing could be further from the truth; these folks are black supremacists and represent something just as vile as any white supremacist and racist might.
All their talk about self-defense is a lie. Just look at the hour long video that came out of their demonstration at Stone Mountain. They speak of white people in general with blanket condemnation.
The “leader” of this group — “Commander Jay” — is basically preaching violent confrontation. He sends a message that his people are tired of working with white people and that “whatever you [white people] do to us, we will do to you” offering a pretense towards violence, since he starts with the false narrative and premise that his “people” are somehow under attack in America today. One must wonder what will be the excuse they offer once they start killing white people just because they’re white and out in public offering up an easy target?
They have an absolute right to be armed and to attend protests armed, just as we have witnessed white militias attend protests in Virginia and elsewhere, SO LONG AS THEY ARE PEACEFUL and carrying their arms as tools for their defense. Once they openly advocate the targeting of another group of Americans, white people for now, they have shown an intent that is far from peaceful.
Still, up to the point they act on those intentions, they have the right to go about armed, just as every other citizen in the U.S., regardless of whether one is brown, yellow, red or white. But once they step over the boundary of the law and violate someone else’s rights by making a criminal violent attack upon someone outside the parameters of self-defense, harming or killing them — namely any white people that may inadvertently become their victim — they become a group of domestic terrorists, no better than Antifa or the KKK or the Muslim Brotherhood and they should be treated as such.
I don’t know if anyone other than myself happened to notice the flag of the Nubians of the Land of Gods that appears near the early beginning of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzRjsVaqREI [7 min. 25 sec.]. It is the flag of the same group that founded the Black Hebrew Israelite group, a violent black nationalist group, whose members entered a store in Jersey City and killed six people last year.
This NFAC group is largely comprised of New Black Panthers, Black Hebrew Israelites and other violent and militant black groups, led by a “Commander Jay” [haven’t been able to find his proper legal name as of yet]. And although their numbers are relatively small, for now, and I do note that their rhetoric is idiocy, it is the same sort of rhetoric that also led to an advocate for Black Lives Matter, Micah Johnson, a black Veteran, to shoot six Dallas cops for “payback” in 2016.
A few thousands of these type of low-brow mentality can eventually be used to do an incredible amount of damage, when and if someone in their leadership calls on them to act. Just look at all the mayhem and havoc the early Black Panthers and the Weather Underground created in the 1960s and ’70s.
I don’t fear these folks, and I do respect their rights to actual self-defense and to arm themselves for that purpose; however, I do fear what they might decide to do, if some “leader” decides to push the right button, in an unhinged moment of anger over some real or imagined wrong, an isolated incident that has nothing to do with white society at large, or more particularly, one that is blamed on whites whether they are at blame or not.
Like any lunatic fringe, the FBI, ATF and local law enforcement need to keep a close eye on the NFAC’s activities, just as they did with the Aayan Brotherhood and the KKK.
This group needs to be kept under a tight federal surveillance and investigation. They hold the same views that the militant leftist New Black Panthers hold, the likes of Malik Shabbazz, who is on record saying, “We’re gonna have to kill a lot of white babies in their cribs, if we are gonna be free.”
This isn’t going to get better, folks, not as long as a hard, bitter, deep seated anger and reverse racism keeps emerging and flowing strongly among the black culture in America, as witnessed throughout Black Lives Matter, that has set entire cities on fire but is scorned by this leader as too soft. The scorn is implied through his own words, “This ain’t Black Lives Matter … we ain’t f….n’ around.” He also reached out to countries around the world that have had murderous black uprisings and large populations of Black Marxists, such as Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Lagos, Ghana, Mozambique, Columbia and Argentina, and Haiti too, where the black slave population and some free born people of mixed colored heritage went door to door and slaughtered 5,000 whites in 1804.
One of the leaders of this 1804 white genocide, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, callously remarked, that the elimination of the white Haitians an act of political necessity, as they were regarded as a threat to the peace for the black and minority population. It was also regarded as a necessary act of vengeance.
This is the current mindset of these black supremacist nationalists whose leader even demanded that the entire state of Texas must be given to them, so they can create an ethnocentric all black state and “live free in a black nation”.
However, one black man in particular, and a Trump supporter, Patrick Hampton, sees precisely what is really transpiring, and recently offered the following: “I’m pleading with ‘white’ militia groups to stand down and ignore them. They are fatherless children with a very poor education, manipulated by media and millionaires. They are having a temper tantrum. They don’t represent all black people. Some blacks can do the math. They [the black militant NFAC] have no clue they are severely outnumbered. I ask that you give them space to have their tantrums. This should be over by November 4th.”
Hampton concludes with a plea to black people: “I’m also pleading with ‘blacks.’ Patriots are only going to take so much. You can only provoke and poke the bear so long. When [and] if they decide to respond it will not end well for you people [NFAC]. They are actually showing more respect for black life by being patient and showing restraint as you terrorize America. You can peacefully protest but targeting people due to their color is exactly what the KKK did to blacks. You all have become the very thing you say you hate.”
But these radicals didn’t just “become”. They were birthed at the philosophical knees of W.E.B. DuBois, Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan, and Malcolm X, and grew up suckling at the teat of racist black nationalists, fed a steady diet of hate for the white man.
The NFAC is essentially not any different than its white counterparts in groups, such as the KKK, the Aryan Brotherhood and others. They are mirror images and two sides of the same racist coin.
Stay vigilant folks.
This NFAC group better understand that when they start coming for whites, we won’t be foolin’ around either, and a great number of law-abiding constitutional minded conservatives of all colors, blacks too, and all walks of life, may actually move to stop NFAC themselves. The Oath Keepers will definitely be prepared for any such eventuality, should the regular authorities fail to respond in a timely manner. It will be real and deadly serious business for all concerned, and I don’t think they’re going to like the results when their blood starts flowin’ and it’s their bodies being stacked up in the city morgues.
This situation disgusts and angers me to the point that I have a massive resentment towards those cowards in our government, who have stood by idly, wringing their pale little collective hands, and chanting the mantra of the day, “Oh my, oh me … what should I do, what can I do?” as though they’ve never been capable of having a cogent thought or making a decision by themselves and on their own. We are dying from a lack of strong, independent, conservative-minded men and women if positions of government that matter most.
If radicals have the right to use force and violence to tear down these monuments and statues and circumvent due process and the rule of law, by that same token and example, so too do the patriots of America have the right to stand with arms in hand and prevent such from taking place.
In the absence of law and order and the sufficient authorities capable of enforcing the same, a void is created that demands to be filled. Either the thugs fill it with more chaos and mayhem or the Good Americans fill it and restore order. And, should these radicals persist in tearing down every last vestige of everything good, decent and true within our culture and our American heritage, all America may soon bear witness to the void being filled with the dead carcasses of the thugs and the Antifa and BLM communist radicals of this nation, who are doing all they can to destroy the republic and “fundamentally transform America” into an authoritarian, probably totalitarian, socialist regime, using any means necessary, including violence.
It’s time to end their Marxist pipe-dream right here and right now, and cut it all the way back to the roots of its leadership, however that is to be accomplished. These Amerikkans need to be charged with sedition, treason and domestic terrorism, prosecuted and jailed according to the depth of their complicity in the movement that has succeeded in destroying so much of America and damaging the credibility of the United States government and all states’ government on multiple levels.
Some deserve a few years behind bars. Some deserve life. Some deserve to be executed.
An alternative viable solution might be found in giving all who may eventually come under criminal investigation over roles in the riots the choice of spending the rest of their lives in exile or ten years to life in prison.
Unfortunately, America may find it necessary to resort to a hardcore military maxim, that has become more dear to me the more I see the communist anti-American tugs of Antifa and BLM advancing across America, laying waste to towns and cities at will. We had a saying in the Army in my time, that was simply “Kill ‘Em All and Let God Sort ‘Em Out”.
I believe America is headed into a civil war that will be more prolonged, intense, heated and bloody than the first one, due to the fact that it won’t be like the 1860s with two clear sides.
America is crying out for such a figure now, but they thought they had that figure in President Trump.
No one person will be the salvation of this nation. America’s salvation can only be achieved, when the nation on the whole returns to the fold of God and the principles He set forth, upon which this nation was founded. It will take all of America forming a common bond again under God to turn back the hand of time and deliver us to a new age for the future, whereby our freedom and liberty truly are preserved, protected and defended.
The length and duration of this mounting war is anybody’s guess, but I have surmised that we will see an exponential increase in civil strife and violence over the next 15 years, during which time, at any point, another civil war is highly likely to break out. We could even potentially see that point in the first year or two after the 2024 election (maybe even after November ???), but I do not see how America gets beyond 2035, with two such diametrically opposed ideologies so antithetical to one another and vying for power and control of our country — not too mention the fact that Islam sides with the Democratic Party communists, America’s Enemies from Within — without another civil war arising.
Such an endeavor is a mighty task __ but not an impossible task. Through God all things are possible.
Only time can tell how this really ends. I’ll just keep praying and hoping and working towards the best of outcomes.
In explaining Vladimir Lenin’s strategy to use race to gain power, Bell noted: “Critical race theory contends that America is permanently racist to its core, and that consequently the nation’s legal structures are, by definition, racist and invalid … members of ‘oppressed’ racial groups are entitled — in fact obligated — to determine for themselves which laws and traditions have merit and are worth observing …”.
I wonder when they will start tearing down statues of Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia who was a leader in the Ku Klux Klan, and will they destroy or rename buildings and roads bearing his name?!???
In a letter to Senator Theodore Bilbo (D-MS) in 1944, Senator Byrd declared: “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
On one critical issue, Byrd broke ranks with his Democratic colleagues. In 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was being considered for passage on the Senate floor, Byrd filibustered for 15 hours, declaring at one point, “Men are not created equal today, and they were not created equal in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was written…Men and races of men differ in appearance, ways, physical power, mental capacity, creativity, and vision.” Byrd would later apologize profusely for these opinions and his participation in the KKK.
According to Fox News, there are no less than 20 buildings, from universities to courthouses, and three highways wearing Byrd’s name, in honor of his “accomplishments”. Multiple buildings are named for him on the campus of Marshall University alone, which is, in fact, now calling for them to be renamed.
Upon Byrd’s death, he had allies even in the Civil Rights movement, with the NAACP at the time praising his legacy and his transformation from a former KKK member to a “stalwart supporter” of civil rights. Byrd’s evolution, however genuine or simply for political points and show, was even honored by then President Obama, after he died.
Once one starts erasing history, no one is safe from the destruction.
You may not like what a person stood for but rather than seeing any particular statue as an idol or representative of the bad the person did, try to understand why the statue was erected in the beginning. And if there’s nothing socially redeeming about the person and his actions over a lifetime, understand him and those actions through the prism of history, as a teaching tool to build a better society and prevent a repeat of those same horrible mistakes and deeds.
Often times, men associated with the Civil War, such as General Nathan Bedford Forest, did a good number of fine things before and after the war. Forest actually worked towards racial reconciliation and healing in America, despite false claims that he founded the KKK.
During a recent battle over his statue in Tennessee, Tennessee Rep. Micah Van Huss was defiant in a statement written during the brouhaha: “Leftists are free to choose not to look at these glorious monuments,” he wrote. “You want to blind yourself to history? Go ahead and live in your politically correct fantasy world. I live in the real world and will represent my constituents from that viewpoint. I won’t be bullied into pandering to your fragile feelings. I will stand by my heritage and the history of the greatest nation the world has ever seen.”
Further, a July 5th 1875 speech that was delivered to the Independent Order of Pole Bearers, a group of black Southerners in Memphis, Tennessee, got Forrest in trouble with Southern racists at the time, mostly because he dared to kiss a young black woman on the cheek when he accepted a bouquet of flowers from her.
Some quotes from the speech: –
“This day is a day that is proud to me, having occupied the position that I did for the past twelve years, and been misunderstood by your race. This is the first opportunity I have had during that time to say that I am your friend. I am here a representative of the southern people, one more slandered and maligned than any man in the nation.”
– “I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going.”
– “I am your friend … We were born on the same soil, breathe the same air, and live in the same land. Why, then, can we not live as brothers? I will say that when the war broke out I felt it my duty to stand by my people. When the time came I did the best I could, and I don’t believe I flickered. I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe that I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to bring about peace.”
– “When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment.”
– “Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I’ll come to your relief.”
And now they are attacking former President Theodore Roosevelt who was not really a racist in any common sense of the word. Roosevelt was certainly not a racist in the Southern tradition of hating his colored “inferiors”, oppressing them, and murdering them. The type of racism Roosevelt adhered to was common among whites, especially educated whites, that held it is the White Man’s Burden to care for and uplift blacks:
One view proposes that whites have an obligation to rule over, and encourage the cultural development of people from other cultural backgrounds until they can take their place in the world economically and socially. The term “the white man’s burden” has been interpreted by some as racist, or possibly taken as a metaphor for a condescending view of “undeveloped” national culture and economic traditions, identified as a sense of European ascendancy which has been called “cultural imperialism”. An alternative interpretation is the philanthropic view, common in Rudyard Kipling’s formative years, that the rich (whites) have a moral duty and obligation to help “the poor” (coloreds) “better” themselves whether the poor (coloreds) want the help or not.
This style of racism probably shouldn’t be called racism because that is misleading. We don’t have a modern term that expresses the prevailing belief of the ruling class of the time. Roosevelt’s outlook was one of benevolence such as one has for a child. Condescending perhaps but not evil.
But because his statue outside the Museum of Natural History in New York City depicts him as a white man of great stature with two men subordinate and trailing behind, one black and one Native American Indian, the censors and the revisionists are demanding its removal.
And it’s a damn shame, because history is so much more complicated than just a few years out of any one person’s life, a life that holds so many different possibilities and opportunities to do the right thing for all, to never ask for forgiveness or to one day seek redemption and beg for forgiveness.