There is no “Big Brother”…

   Let’s face it…
   We are certifiably insane. By “we” I mean us Patriots, Revolutionaries, Conspiracy Theorists, Right Wing Christian Conservatives, Far Right anti-establishment zealots, etc…  We have been screaming the same thing for decades, and it has made us crazy. Bear with me, I beg of you. please keep reading, as there is a point to my rambling.
   More than 30 years ago we told society that George Orwell had it right. And as 1984 came and went, the power elite sat quietly and didn’t interfere with our rampant raging. We told the world that Big Brother was systematically setting up a worldwide monitoring platform. The mainstream called us idiots. Now, today we have traffic cameras to mail you a ticket, satellites that can read the fortunes you just pulled from a cookie, and policing agencies such as the CIA, NSA, STATE POLICE, LOCAL POLICE, CHINESE CYBER TERRORISTS, and others reading your email as you open it. The worlds fastest computer resides in a building run by the NSA and is called ESCHELON is “trained” to pull digital and electronic data from the air in order to listen to and record select conversations. Algorithm s designed by DOD computer scientists and implemented by Google and Apple are trained to track and record your every keystroke. All of these things are no longer speculation, but rather admitted and proven facts… we are crazy.
   We said the Government would utilize tragedies in order to snatch away God-given rights. During Hurricane Katrina and for nearly 5 years afterwards, National Guard troops patrolled, harassed, interrogated, seized firearms, and killed in cold blood the citizens of New Orleans. Now with the tragedy of Sandy Hook, bills are floating through many state legislatures and thenUS Congress to subvert the Second Amendment. One bill in Washington State right now would actually authorize police to annually enter citizens homes without a warrant to search for firearms. The Liberal Media, led by the British Socialist Piers Morgan, who incidentally fled Britain to avoid prosecution for illegal wire tapping and hacking, has demonized the Second Amendment and called for the murder of gun enthusiasts openly on his television show. Yet we are the evil ones…
   We warned about socialized banking and healthcare, and here we are in 2013 with Obamacare taking hold of every American citizen. Not only does it mandate that everyone must buy an expensive product, but that by not doing so will cause financial and physical harm to the non-compliant. By not purchasing the mandated health insurance, you can be fined heavily (taxed) and even imprisoned for tax evasion if you refuse to pay the tax. The Government is so serious about this that they have hired an additional 45,000 IRS agents and armed them to enforce the Obamacare mandates. And we are crazy…
   We warned America about the dangers of removing Prayer from school. That separation of church and state was not meant to limit the excersize of religion but to limit the governments interference in religious beliefs and practices. Now it is illegal to pray in school (unless you practice Islam) yet most high schools and even some junior high schools teach and even demonstrate how to properly put on a comdom. For some odd reason our children now believe that safer sex is better than not having sex. And why should we expect our teens and preteens to not have sex? After all, everything from cereal commercials to shampoo commercials are advertised with blatant sexual innuendo. But we are crazy…
   We warned of the declining and worthless American dollar. Not only is it not backed by gold or silver anymore, but it costs more to manufacture the specialized paper and ink and run it through the press than the buying power it symbolizes. Nowadays, our dollar is backed by bonds from foreign investors, usually in the form of property and manufactured goods. Imagine what America loses if and when we default. The truth of the matter is this; the property you “own” actually belongs to a corporation. In fact, through the Social Security Administration and the treasury bond that is you birth certificate, you belong to a corporation. The name of that corporation? The United States of America, INC… Yet we were the crazy ones for warning you.
   In most cities and even some small towns, every move you make throughout the day is documents by cameras of business, stop lights, and random checkpoints. Your monetary transactions are video taped, recorded by your financial institution, scrutinized by the IRS, and catalogued by analysts and set to algorithm s for personalized advertising. We told you this would happen, and for telling you the truth, we are crazy…
   We told you the Government left unchecked by the people, entrusted to career politicians and community activists, driven by their own social agendas and backed by overseas banks and insurance companies, as well as secretive elitists would lead to one world governed by a power elite. And even though you are looking at it all today, as it takes place… We are still crazy…
   Fair enough, I will accept that charge, but if I accept the charge of insanity, in the face of all the ever present facts, then you too must admit to some things…
   You must admit that even though you acknowledge all these things as fact, you are just to complacent to give a damn. You are comfortable with your children living in the near future in a place that 30 years ago, we warned you about. You must face the demon that will become the next 30 years. Until then, keep living in your dream world…. Where there is no Big Brother!
  

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The Crisis

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace”

Thomas Paine 

These are TRULY the times that try men’s souls. It it not hard to see and understand that we are faces the same tyranny that our forefathers faced over two and a quarter centuries ago. And unless we revert back to their ideology, their attitude, and their willingness to act BEFORE it is to late, then unlike them, we will crumble! We will succumb entirely to the tyranny of these evil administrators, these powers in high places. Unless American’s who still believe in the BASIS for which we were founded stand up now and demand accountability of our “leaders” and restoration of the founding principles of the Greatest Nation the world has ever known, then we will cease as a Nation built upon the Liberty of the Human Soul. 

Below is the full text of one of the greatest speeches by one of the greatest men to stand up for Colonists, forge an attitude that “enough is enough”, and helped to cement a people, “We the People” into a Nation. 

The Crown of England is no longer the opposition. The Crown of this tyrannical, over-sized,  wild and unchecked United States Government IS the travesty eating away at the soul of a Nation. The liberal notion that traditional value must be banned and outlawed so that “alternative” ideologies might be exalted is devastating this Country that we love, and this Constitution that we defend.

Introduction by MJ Richardson 

December 23, 1776

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Whether the independence of the continent was declared too soon, or delayed too long, I will not now enter into as an argument; my own simple opinion is, that had it been eight months earlier, it would have been much better. We did not make a proper use of last winter, neither could we, while we were in a dependent state. However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own [NOTE]; we have none to blame but ourselves. But no great deal is lost yet. All that Howe has been doing for this month past, is rather a ravage than a conquest, which the spirit of the Jerseys, a year ago, would have quickly repulsed, and which time and a little resolution will soon recover.

I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils; and as I do not, I cannot see on what grounds the king of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us: a common murderer, a highwayman, or a house-breaker, has as good a pretence as he.

‘Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will sometimes run through a country. All nations and ages have been subject to them. Britain has trembled like an ague at the report of a French fleet of flat-bottomed boats; and in the fourteenth [fifteenth] century the whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back like men petrified with fear; and this brave exploit was performed by a few broken forces collected and headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. Would that heaven might inspire some Jersey maid to spirit up her countrymen, and save her fair fellow sufferers from ravage and ravishment! Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them, and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might otherwise have lain forever undiscovered. In fact, they have the same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer. They sift out the hidden thoughts of man, and hold them up in public to the world. Many a disguised Tory has lately shown his head, that shall penitentially solemnize with curses the day on which Howe arrived upon the Delaware.

As I was with the troops at Fort Lee, and marched with them to the edge of Pennsylvania, I am well acquainted with many circumstances, which those who live at a distance know but little or nothing of. Our situation there was exceedingly cramped, the place being a narrow neck of land between the North River and the Hackensack. Our force was inconsiderable, being not one-fourth so great as Howe could bring against us. We had no army at hand to have relieved the garrison, had we shut ourselves up and stood on our defence. Our ammunition, light artillery, and the best part of our stores, had been removed, on the apprehension that Howe would endeavor to penetrate the Jerseys, in which case Fort Lee could be of no use to us; for it must occur to every thinking man, whether in the army or not, that these kind of field forts are only for temporary purposes, and last in use no longer than the enemy directs his force against the particular object which such forts are raised to defend. Such was our situation and condition at Fort Lee on the morning of the 20th of November, when an officer arrived with information that the enemy with 200 boats had landed about seven miles above; Major General [Nathaniel] Green, who commanded the garrison, immediately ordered them under arms, and sent express to General Washington at the town of Hackensack, distant by the way of the ferry = six miles. Our first object was to secure the bridge over the Hackensack, which laid up the river between the enemy and us, about six miles from us, and three from them. General Washington arrived in about three-quarters of an hour, and marched at the head of the troops towards the bridge, which place I expected we should have a brush for; however, they did not choose to dispute it with us, and the greatest part of our troops went over the bridge, the rest over the ferry, except some which passed at a mill on a small creek, between the bridge and the ferry, and made their way through some marshy grounds up to the town of Hackensack, and there passed the river. We brought off as much baggage as the wagons could contain, the rest was lost. The simple object was to bring off the garrison, and march them on till they could be strengthened by the Jersey or Pennsylvania militia, so as to be enabled to make a stand. We staid four days at Newark, collected our out-posts with some of the Jersey militia, and marched out twice to meet the enemy, on being informed that they were advancing, though our numbers were greatly inferior to theirs. Howe, in my little opinion, committed a great error in generalship in not throwing a body of forces off from Staten Island through Amboy, by which means he might have seized all our stores at Brunswick, and intercepted our march into Pennsylvania; but if we believe the power of hell to be limited, we must likewise believe that their agents are under some providential control.

I shall not now attempt to give all the particulars of our retreat to the Delaware; suffice it for the present to say, that both officers and men, though greatly harassed and fatigued, frequently without rest, covering, or provision, the inevitable consequences of a long retreat, bore it with a manly and martial spirit. All their wishes centred in one, which was, that the country would turn out and help them to drive the enemy back. Voltaire has remarked that King William never appeared to full advantage but in difficulties and in action; the same remark may be made on General Washington, for the character fits him. There is a natural firmness in some minds which cannot be unlocked by trifles, but which, when unlocked, discovers a cabinet of fortitude; and I reckon it among those kind of public blessings, which we do not immediately see, that God hath blessed him with uninterrupted health, and given him a mind that can even flourish upon care.

I shall conclude this paper with some miscellaneous remarks on the state of our affairs; and shall begin with asking the following question, Why is it that the enemy have left the New England provinces, and made these middle ones the seat of war? The answer is easy: New England is not infested with Tories, and we are. I have been tender in raising the cry against these men, and used numberless arguments to show them their danger, but it will not do to sacrifice a world either to their folly or their baseness. The period is now arrived, in which either they or we must change our sentiments, or one or both must fall. And what is a Tory? Good God! What is he? I should not be afraid to go with a hundred Whigs against a thousand Tories, were they to attempt to get into arms. Every Tory is a coward; for servile, slavish, self-interested fear is the foundation of Toryism; and a man under such influence, though he may be cruel, never can be brave.

But, before the line of irrecoverable separation be drawn between us, let us reason the matter together: Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet not one in a thousand of you has heart enough to join him. Howe is as much deceived by you as the American cause is injured by you. He expects you will all take up arms, and flock to his standard, with muskets on your shoulders. Your opinions are of no use to him, unless you support him personally, for ’tis soldiers, and not Tories, that he wants.

I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by the Tories: a noted one, who kept a tavern at Amboy, was standing at his door, with as pretty a child in his hand, about eight or nine years old, as I ever saw, and after speaking his mind as freely as he thought was prudent, finished with this unfatherly expression, “Well! give me peace in my day.” Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a separation must some time or other finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;” and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to duty. Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wrangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them. A man can distinguish himself between temper and principle, and I am as confident, as I am that God governs the world, that America will never be happy till she gets clear of foreign dominion. Wars, without ceasing, will break out till that period arrives, and the continent must in the end be conqueror; for though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.

America did not, nor does not want force; but she wanted a proper application of that force. Wisdom is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off. From an excess of tenderness, we were unwilling to raise an army, and trusted our cause to the temporary defence of a well-meaning militia. A summer’s experience has now taught us better; yet with those troops, while they were collected, we were able to set bounds to the progress of the enemy, and, thank God! they are again assembling. I always considered militia as the best troops in the world for a sudden exertion, but they will not do for a long campaign. Howe, it is probable, will make an attempt on this city [Philadelphia]; should he fail on this side the Delaware, he is ruined. If he succeeds, our cause is not ruined. He stakes all on his side against a part on ours; admitting he succeeds, the consequence will be, that armies from both ends of the continent will march to assist their suffering friends in the middle states; for he cannot go everywhere, it is impossible. I consider Howe as the greatest enemy the Tories have; he is bringing a war into their country, which, had it not been for him and partly for themselves, they had been clear of. Should he now be expelled, I wish with all the devotion of a Christian, that the names of Whig and Tory may never more be mentioned; but should the Tories give him encouragement to come, or assistance if he come, I as sincerely wish that our next year’s arms may expel them from the continent, and the Congress appropriate their possessions to the relief of those who have suffered in well-doing. A single successful battle next year will settle the whole. America could carry on a two years’ war by the confiscation of the property of disaffected persons, and be made happy by their expulsion. Say not that this is revenge, call it rather the soft resentment of a suffering people, who, having no object in view but the good of all, have staked their own all upon a seemingly doubtful event. Yet it is folly to argue against determined hardness; eloquence may strike the ear, and the language of sorrow draw forth the tear of compassion, but nothing can reach the heart that is steeled with prejudice.

Quitting this class of men, I turn with the warm ardor of a friend to those who have nobly stood, and are yet determined to stand the matter out: I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state: up and help us; lay your shoulders to the wheel; better have too much force than too little, when so great an object is at stake. Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it. Say not that thousands are gone, turn out your tens of thousands; throw not the burden of the day upon Providence, but “show your faith by your works,” that God may bless you. It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘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. My own line of reasoning is to myself as straight and clear as a ray of light. Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to “bind me in all cases whatsoever” to his absolute will, am I to suffer it? What signifies it to me, whether he who does it is a king or a common man; my countryman or not my countryman; whether it be done by an individual villain, or an army of them? If we reason to the root of things we shall find no difference; neither can any just cause be assigned why we should punish in the one case and pardon in the other. Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man. I conceive likewise a horrid idea in receiving mercy from a being, who at the last day shall be shrieking to the rocks and mountains to cover him, and fleeing with terror from the orphan, the widow, and the slain of America.

There are cases which cannot be overdone by language, and this is one. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both. Howe’s first object is, partly by threats and partly by promises, to terrify or seduce the people to deliver up their arms and receive mercy. The ministry recommended the same plan to Gage, and this is what the tories call making their peace, “a peace which passeth all understanding” indeed! A peace which would be the immediate forerunner of a worse ruin than any we have yet thought of. Ye men of Pennsylvania, do reason upon these things! Were the back counties to give up their arms, they would fall an easy prey to the Indians, who are all armed: this perhaps is what some Tories would not be sorry for. Were the home counties to deliver up their arms, they would be exposed to the resentment of the back counties who would then have it in their power to chastise their defection at pleasure. And were any one state to give up its arms, that state must be garrisoned by all Howe’s army of Britons and Hessians to preserve it from the anger of the rest. Mutual fear is the principal link in the chain of mutual love, and woe be to that state that breaks the compact. Howe is mercifully inviting you to barbarous destruction, and men must be either rogues or fools that will not see it. I dwell not upon the vapors of imagination; I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as A, B, C, hold up truth to your eyes.

I thank God, that I fear not. I see no real cause for fear. I know our situation well, and can see the way out of it. While our army was collected, Howe dared not risk a battle; and it is no credit to him that he decamped from the White Plains, and waited a mean opportunity to ravage the defenceless Jerseys; but it is great credit to us, that, with a handful of men, we sustained an orderly retreat for near an hundred miles, brought off our ammunition, all our field pieces, the greatest part of our stores, and had four rivers to pass. None can say that our retreat was precipitate, for we were near three weeks in performing it, that the country might have time to come in. Twice we marched back to meet the enemy, and remained out till dark. The sign of fear was not seen in our camp, and had not some of the cowardly and disaffected inhabitants spread false alarms through the country, the Jerseys had never been ravaged. Once more we are again collected and collecting; our new army at both ends of the continent is recruiting fast, and we shall be able to open the next campaign with sixty thousand men, well armed and clothed. This is our situation, and who will may know it. By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue; by cowardice and submission, the sad choice of a variety of evils — a ravaged country — a depopulated city — habitations without safety, and slavery without hope — our homes turned into barracks and bawdy-houses for Hessians, and a future race to provide for, whose fathers we shall doubt of. Look on this picture and weep over it! and if there yet remains one thoughtless wretch who believes it not, let him suffer it unlamented.

Thomas Paine

December 23, 1776

A Bedtime Story… With a Twist

A bedtime story to tell your children and grandchildren….

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Once upon a time, there was a Nation of citizens United. The United States of America was the light of the world, a land of Liberty, brazen and brave were the men and the women. The children grew up safe and proud to be the Sons and Daughters of Freedom. We honored our military, we shot for the moon, we beat socialism, communism, and fascism to a pulp, and we thanked the God of heaven for every breath we breathed.

We learned at 5 years old that daddies came home filthy, covered in coal dust, rust, sweat, mud, and grime so that we all had food on our table and a roof over our head. And by 10 years old, we knew that daddy would never ask the government for a single dime after he lost his job building houses. Nope, instead, he showed us that we could make ends meet, we just needed to work harder and earn less, live a little lighter, and never stop loving each other… And by 13, daddy’s prayers were answered, and he started a new and better job. He taught us to keep fighting, and eventually whatever it was that was kicking you down would get tired and give up, if you just keep fighting…

And mommy, the most understanding, patient woman I will ever know. She worked 2 jobs at the diner and the Dollar General to help daddy put food on the table. And just so we could spend time together, we all gathered in the kitchen every night to cook supper together, and then eat it at the table. After daddy went back to work, mommy quit one job and started going to night school. That was hard, but she said she wanted a better life for us. She studied accounting, and daddy moved up in his new company and became a supervisor. Times were good! All of us graduated high school, accepted scholarships, and turned down the government grants. We inherited mom and dads work ethics… and family values.

But somewhere along the line, the world around us changed… The government said there would be no more prayer in school. And then the pledge of allegiance was removed. Abortion became the number one cause of death in the United States with over 4,000 a day and 55 million in less than 50 years. The moon was just a glowing object in the sky, and our armed services were turned into police officers. Bacon and Bibles were considered “inflammatory” while the so-called religion of peace, Islam, gathered protection by law.

Mommies and daddies were replaced by daddies and daddies, and mommies and mommies… And a socialist president was elected. The United Nations was granted control of America’s land, water, and natural resources under something called Agenda 21, and American citizens who defied the Socialist regime were imprisoned indefinitely under a law called NDAA. Many good-hearted people were never heard from again, but there are still, even today, small pockets of American Patriots who still fight for the foundation our forefathers laid for us… The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And we still hold dearly to this book right here…. The Holy Bible.

Most people could not afford their homes anymore, and eventually had to live in tents, or under old abandoned houses. Food was to expensive to buy anymore because of a company called Monsanto, and from all the weather modification that had caused horrible devastation and eventually severe drought across the nation. But some Patriots learned how to survive off of what was left of the land and water. After drilling for oil was banned, and the stock market crashed, paper money was worthless. A gallon of gas cost nearly $100 under the new currency, and a gallon of clean water cost upwards of $60… More and more people began to live and die on the city streets.

Eventually famine gave way to disease as several pandemics began to cover the planet. A super influenza and a mutated form of E.Coli killed most of the exposed… Listeria and Ebola finished off millions more. Of course, the elite that caused the downfall of America and inevitably the world, were safely underground. Living in massive underground shelters beneath the Rockies, the Himilaya’s and several other ranges…

But anyway, it’s time to blow the candle out and get ready for bed. But make sure you wash up and don’t forget to clean your weapons so that they are ready for tomorrow. You know what I always tell y’all…. “The early bird gets the worm!”

G’night my children, God Bless you and keep you… Tomorrow is a new day :)

 

(This story was written by MJ Richardson, March 15, 2012)