It is madness for a sheep to talk peace to a wolf. ~ Thomas Fuller
This is why you want a republic (the rule of law), so you don’t have to negotiate what’s for dinner with a pack of wolves.
The money quote:
Just wanted to thank you for the very fair article on the Police officer in CT. While yes, the conversation got very heated, once he [Officer Joseph Peterson] was seen as a cop, he should have stepped WAY back. A lot of news articles are putting my quote in of me saying he would put Jews in Ghettos as the reason he went off. He actually went off well before that. I literally asked him if a law was passed to put Jews in the Ghettos, would you? He literally said “Now you are being silly…but if its the law, I enforce it; I don’t make them.”
Peterson’s response is highly disturbing. Does he have any knowledge of the Jews and the Ghetto in Germany during World War II? How about the Holocaust? Does he have any understanding of the amount of mass murder that occurred in Europe at the hands of the Hitler’s Nazis and Stalin’s communists? Does he understand how sane non-indoctrinated individuals who chose to think for themselves reacted to the news of these atrocities?
Maybe more to the point do authorities in Connecticut understand these things?
If you think the answer to all these questions is ‘no’, do you understand there is, most likely, a gulag in your future? That bad men in black garb will kick down your door in the middle of the night? What, if anything, is causing the state to restrain itself for the moment from mass arrests and executions?
The only thing I see causing restraint is the merciful hand of God.
You and I may understand the ghetto, the Holocaust, the mass murders, and mass arrests and executions. That knowledge gives us the wisdom to avoid stepping into the same pitfall. Without that knowledge there is no wisdom so arrogance and ignorance reign. And maybe history doesn’t repeat its self, but it sure does rhythm. And arrogance and ignorance will create the rhythm.
Under a new rule that is part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, all foreign financial institutions must report any accounts that have an American co-signer. Information required includes accounts used for personal and business reasons, and banks will face a hefty fine if they don’t comply. American citizens abroad will also now be required to disclose certain types of assets.
Just because you leave these shores doesn’t mean the Marxist dogs of control are not watching.
Big brother is now everywhere.
By their rules there is no such thing as “private property”.
Your only hope is to resist.
I have been busy for the past few months and so I read the patriot blogs as I get time. Today at lunch I had some time so I started reading and stumbled into the Appalachian Redoubt. And it really peaked my interest, you can read it at Max Velocity – Appalachian Redoubt.
I was born and raised in West Virginia right on the borders of Mason, Jackson, and Putnam counties. My Mom’s family had a farm there, and my Dad’s family had a big farm up on Lincoln county. I learned to grow crops and raise live stock there, and I have hunted and fished pretty much everything but the northern panhandle. I have friends and relatives spread through Pendleton, Randolph, Pocahontas, and Greenbrier counties. My wife and I go back to the Canaan Valley area every fall for a week or so.
My wife and I lived for 10 years in western North Carolina in the Lenoir and Taylorsville areas. I had places to hunt up next to the Blue Ridge Parkway. A good friend of ours family had a farm north of Boone, not far from the Tennessee border. I spent a lot of time up there helping on their farm once they found out I knew how to work tobacco.
I know the Appalachian people well, I am one of them. My Dad’s family came from Scandinavia and inter married with the local Cherokees, along with some Irish blood. My Mom’s people came mostly from Germany, they also inter marred with the local Cherokees. Both Mom and Dad’s families moved into western Virginia (that’s what it was before the War between the states) in the late 1700′s.
If you have never lived among the Appalachian people you will probably have more misconceptions about them than you do truth. I will lay a lot of the blame for this on the evening news and Hollywood. The people I grew up around were honest, hard working people, they weren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to do the dirty work or settle an argument. Most didn’t give a hang for the “outside” world. My Grandparents (Dad’s side) are a prime example. They traveled very little outside of a 3 county area. I believe they drove to North Carolina once to visit family, and that’s about the extent of their travels. And they were very satisfied with it, they didn’t have any use for the outside world or its going ons. In fact, one night in 72 or 73, Grandpa got so fed up with Walter Cronkite he shot the TV with the 12 gauge he kept by his chair in the living room. Turning off the TV was not enough of a statement for him even if Grandma was the only one around to witness the hostilities he launched at Walter.
That’s the mentality of Appalachia, mess around and you will end up with your throat slit for your trouble.
I have nothing personal against the great American north west, in fact there are some places in western Montana I would love to live. However reality is I will probably never get to live in one of those places. But, in SHTF, I am far better off in Appalachia. Not because its better than the north west but because all my knowledge is based on conditions in Appalachia. For example, gardening. Now I have followed the climate in both West Virginia in the areas I would live and western Montana. Interesting enough, temperatures run very close to the same. But there is a big difference in rain fall and snow fall, and average elevations. These things all have key rolls in what you grow and how you grow. I haven’t studied Idaho or Wyoming so I can’t really say for them, but I would think they would be more like western Montana than West Virginia. And out west water rights can be a big issue for live stock and crops, where in West Virginia I never heard it being an issue.
I know and understand population density, large city population migration, so on and so forth. I would take issue on a lot what has been written about that. In the book, One Second After, Forstchen talks about people hiking from Charlotte to Asheville, for those of you who don’t know that is about a 125 mile hike. And you are not hiking on flat ground either, even following the interstate one encounters some tough hiking. Tired and starving people will not be able to make that hike and in winter time it gets even more perilous. Some speculate that in SHTF, people will exit DC, Baltimore, and other big cities on the east coast heading inland in search of food. That’s a tough hike and I just don’t see much of that happening. I am sure many will attempt it but I just don’t see them getting very far without food and good water.
I could go on and on about this but I am encouraged to see some talk about an Appalachian Redoubt. Hopefully the talk will mature and we will some direction emerge (not necessarily organization).
The above picture was taken last year, this is a Pennsylvania high school celebrating the Russian Revolution of 1917. You can read about it here.
“We know that the more knowledge you give to an individual, without giving him a corresponding disposition to use it for good, the more you increase his capacity for mischief.Very often the most learned men live for the worst purposes. But, alas! The very flower of the youth of our nation is sacrificed to this modern deity.The notion is that our youth must be educated in this mischievous sense; they must be crammed with knowledge; whether it be a curse or blessing to them is not the question, but they must have it. They must learn the dead languages and read bad literature in order to make them like the rest of the world around them, no matter what becomes of their morals. They must be crammed with science, much of it falsely so called, much of it in embryo, crude and shallow – the shallow theories of minds trying to grasp profound thoughts and getting lost in the fogs of their own folly, landing the poor pupils, on the strand of infidelity and atheism.The intellect, the one faculty of the man, must be stranded and stretched and crammed to the utter neglect, and often destruction, of the moral facilities. And when you are done, what have you produced? An enlightened animal, an intellectual monster, who walks abroad, treading under his feet all the tender instincts and most sacred feelings and aspirations of humanity. That is all you have produced, there are thousands such to be seen today.Alas! My heart bleeds over the stories I hear all over the land, which I could give to you as illustrations of this fact. All this mischief comes of upsetting God’s order – cultivating the intellect at the expense of the heart, being at more pains to make you youth clever than to make them good!” ~ Catherine Booth
The Bible says
He’s the King of the Jews
He’s the King of Israel
He’s the King of Righteousness
He’s the King of the Ages
He’s the King of Heaven
He’s the King of Glory
He’s the King of Kings
and He is the Lord of Lords
Now that’s my King!
The Heavens declare the glory of God
And the firmament showeth His handiwork
No means of measure can define His limitless love
No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supply
No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing
He’s enduringly strong
He’s entirely sincere
He’s eternally steadfast
He’s immortally graceful
He’s imperially powerful
He’s impartially merciful
That’s my King!
He’s God’s Son
He’s the sinners’ Saviour
He’s the centrepiece of civilisation
He stands alone in Himself
He’s the loftiest idea in literature
He’s the highest personality in philosophy
He’s the supreme problem in higher criticism
He’s the fundamental doctrine in true theology
He’s the cardinal necessity of spiritual religion
That’s my King!
He’s the miracle of the age
He’s the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him
He’s the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously
He supplies strength for the weak
He’s available for the tempted and the tried
He sympathises and He saves
He guards and He guides
He heals the sick
He cleansed the lepers
He forgives sinners
He discharges debtors
He delivers the captives
He defends the feeble
He blesses the young
He serves the unfortunate
He regards the aged
He rewards the diligent
And He beautifies the meek
Do you know Him?
My King is the key of knowledge
He’s the wellspring of wisdom
He’s the doorway of deliverance
He’s the pathway of peace
He’s the roadway of righteousness
He’s the highway of holiness
He’s the gateway of glory
He’s the master of the mighty
He’s the captain of the conquerors
He’s the head of the heroes
He’s the leader of the legislators
He’s the overseer of the overcomers
He’s the governor of governors
He’s the prince of princes
He’s the King of Kings
And He’s the Lord of Lords
That’s my King
That’s my King!
His office is manifold
His promise is sure
His life is matchless
His goodness is limitless
His mercy is everlasting
His love never changes
His word is enough
His grace is sufficient
His reign is righteous
His yoke is easy
and His burden is light
I wish I could describe Him to you
I’m trying to tell you
The heaven of heavens cannot contain Him
Let alone a man explain Him
You can’t get Him out of your mind
You can’t get Him off of your hands
You can’t outlive Him
And you can’t live without Him
The Pharisees couldn’t stand Him
but they found out they couldn’t stop Him
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him
The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree
And Herod couldn’t kill Him
Death couldn’t handle Him
And the grave couldn’t hold Him
That’s my King!
He always has been
And He always will be
I’m talking about
He had no predecessor
and He’ll have no successor
There was nobody before Him
and there’ll be nobody after Him
You can’t impeach Him
and He’s not going to resign
That’s my King!
Praise the Lord
That’s my King
Thine is the Kingdom
And the power
And the glory
The glory is all His
Thine is the Kingdom
And the power
And the glory
And when you get through with all of the forevers
Our founders understood there is only one King, and He is Jesus, the King of the universe.
Serve Him or be crushed under Him, your choice.
Brazil and Germany today joined forces to press for the adoption of a U.N. General Resolution that promotes the right of privacy on the internet, marking the first major international effort to restrain the National Security Agency’s intrusions into the online communications of foreigners, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the push.
The effort follows a German claim that the American spy agency may have tapped the private telephone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and dozens of other world leaders. It also comes about one month after Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff denounced NSA espionage against her country as “a breach of international law” in a General Assembly speech and proposed that the U.N. establish legal guidelines to prevent “cyberspace from being used as a weapon of war.”
“This is an example of the very worst aspects of the Snowden disclosures,” a former defense official with deep experience in NATO, told The Cable, referring to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. “It will be very difficult for the US to dig out of this, although we will over time. The short term costs in credibility and trust are enormous.”
Although the U.N.’s ability to fundamentally constrain the NSA is nil, the mounting international uproar over U.S. surveillance has security experts fearful for the ramifications.
Our governments response has not changed, their not sorry they created a monster that tramples on individual rights, their mad because they got caught.
“There’s a mixture of hypocrisy and feigned outrage along with real objections here,” said a former senior intelligence official. “I don’t know where the line is. The idea that political leaders are out of bounds for foreign intelligence is amusing. But on the other hand this business about trusting allies is a big thing. My guess is there’s a real annoyance here” on the part of foreign allies.
The elitist hate it when they get eaten by their own. Notice there is zero concern that citizens, the common men and women who do all the working and dying for these ass clowns, are being ground up and destroyed. These elitist are drunk on their own selfishness.
As I watched the video, I was taken back 30 years to my days at West Virginia State College. I was studying engineering. My architectural drafting professor was Mrs. Chandler. I had her for 5 hours a week, 2.5 hours of lecture and 2.5 hours of lab. One day, about 3 weeks into the class, Mrs Chandler starts her lecture talking about how everybody should be treated equal. Everybody should have the same car and house and food and clothing, she went on and on for about twenty minutes.
My father had educated me in the ways of our enemy, this is the 80′s, the cold war is still going on, so Dad had taught me what communism believed and how to identify it. Being young, impulsive, and hot-tempered, I interrupted Mrs. Chandler at the twenty minute mark and informed her that this was architectural drafting not political science and if she wanted to preach the “virtues” of communism she should ask to be transferred to the political science department where she could “indoctrinate the weak minded”. Every head in the class room turned towards me, stunned by the salvo I had just delivered upon our “esteemed” professor.
I experienced what my Father had taught me about communism that semester. My A turned immediately to a C and of course I protested it all the way to the top. In short I was told to live with it or leave. I left and eventually ended up at a community college in North Carolina studying computer science.
Meritocracy is a very interesting word, it is a political philosophy that believes man rises and falls based on his achievement. In the strictest environment of meritocracy, man can only rise based on his achievement, not by any other means. Thus meritocracy destroys economic and social classes, making it possible for a poor dirt farmer to rise up to be a captain of industry, if he so desires. Meritocracy empowers the individual to achieve according to how hard he is willing to work and to learn. It is a beautiful thing.
But communist, like Perry, always use it in a derogatory sense, you can tell because they always precede the word meritocracy with words like “inequality”, “discrimination”, and “disparity”. I used to wonder how people could buy into this idea that meritocracy was bad. About 10 years ago I had an epiphany, I was sent to Miami for a 2 week advanced training class. There were about 10 of us total in the class. Most of the people in the room had advanced degrees. The class was given by IBM so one evening they feed us dinner at a fine establishment there in Miami. After dinner the conversation began to meander, somewhere along the road politics entered the picture. I remained quiet and just listened to the talking heads. One of the PhD’s at table began to spew his dribble about the evils of a society founded on the principles of meritocracy. At his point I spent about 30+ hours with this guy and I had learned 2 things about him: he loved learning and he hated work.
The opposite of meritocracy is corruption, the corruption comes through mediocracy. The corrupt promote those whom they know for what they know, experience does not count for anything. One of the best professors I had in college had built, ran, and sold four successful business. After he retired, the college asked him to teach few business classes so that we could learn from his experience. He told us repeatedly that college would only give us 2% of what we needed to know to do our jobs effectively, 98% of what we needed we would gain through hard work and dedication. He told us the greatest teacher is first hand experience. The corrupt hate honest work of any kind, it is below them. This is why they are always soft on criminals, because criminals hate honest work as well (it’s the same mindset). The corrupt want to be paid for what “they think they know”.
For years I wondered why this country no longer produced men like Milton Hersey, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Jim Cannon, Harvey Firestone, Lewis and Powell Crosley, the Wright brothers and many, many others from that time period. Towards the end of the 19th America erupted like a volcano into the industrial age. Invention and innovation were the order of the day. America was booming like no other country in the history of the world. With the election of FDR America began slowly to reverse gears and invention and innovation began to disappear. In my humble opinion, today American businesses uses these words flippantly and out of context when compared to those early years. We have become a hollowed out mountain of industry ready to collapse upon its self. What happened?
I have spent years studying these men from America’s golden age. There are many things I could point out that have changed, but there are two that have always stood out to me as the cause for the fall of American greatness: education and corruption. All the men I mentioned above and many others never entered a college or university. In fact many never even finished high school and of those who did enter higher education very few ever finished. Second, the morals of that generation were very different from today. People understood that you had to work if you wanted to eat, there weren’t soup kitchens on every corner of America in those years. Our government did have some corruption but not near what it does today. However in those days corruption did exist outside government which was empowered by the legal system.
A good example of this is Ford and his struggle with the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufactures. The ALAM was started by two men, George Selden and William Whitney, to collect royalties on Seldon’s automobile patents. Selden, a lawyer, began building an internal combustion engine in 1878. He was inspired by an internal combustion engine built by George Brayton which he had seen at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. He filed for a patent in 1879, his application included not only the engine but the 4 wheel use in a car. Over the next 16 years he filed a series of amendments, his final patent was issued in 1895. Selden never built a car, instead he sold his patent to William Whitney who started the Electric Vehicle Company. Then Selden and Whitney began working together to extort fledgling automobile companies for royalties very loosely based on Selden’s patent through the ALAM. In 1903 Henry Ford and four other new auto companies took the ALAM to court. Ford testified during the trial, he didn’t think much of Selden commenting, “It is perfectly safe to say that George Selden has never advanced the automobile industry in a single particular…and it would perhaps be further advanced than it is now if he had never been born.” It took eight years but Ford and the others won resulting in the ALAM being dissolved.
The corrupt figured out the best way to extort from the private sector was through the public sector. During FDR bureaucracies like the ALAM sprang up like weeds in a cow pasture but now inside government not outside. These bureaucracies did not need patent rights and government was now on their side. Bureaucrats could write their own law based on their needs and nothing else. The common good of all people was the rally cry but these bureaucrats never fulfilled that empty promise. Instead they worked to extort by any means necessary. And where necessary they courted and entertained men like Ford, promising them favoritism for their support. There are many examples of this during the days of the NIRA created under FDR. And it still goes on today. The Federal Reserve Bank plays a very large role in this corruption, its invention was a very necessary part to get the ball rolling.
And as bureaucrats began to gain control of government they also gained control over education. Reading, writing, and arithmetic could no longer be the order of the day. The corrupt understood that they need to connect emotionally with those in their system. The cold hard truths of reality and morality needed to be made obsolete. Those morals were old and tired, time for something that feels good and gives us warm and fuzzy feelings. So the corrupt began to create delusions and illusions of reality and truth, morals began breaking down. As bureaucratic powers ramped up through the 60′s so did poverty, crime, and the corruption of our society. Morality was forced to give way to the hippies and the sexual revolution, gun control, affirmative action, and other feel good but empty movements. Education began turning our nations founders into white, slave owning, hypocrites whose morals were corrupt and evil. In the 70′s Nixon opened the door that would give the corrupt the final tool they needed to hollow out America, fiat currency.
Since then the corrosion of corruption has eaten away the final supports that still hold up the mountain. But the bureaucrats, in all their false wisdom, rush in and shore things up with funny money and more regulations. Its like patching the rusty metal of ship with more rusty metal. You can make the welds look good but they hold nothing, the right stress and the patch peels of with the ease of a banana peel. But the corrupt, standing on their corrupt principles of mediocracy, loudly proclaim to all the world that all is well. They know how to manage this crisis, everything is under control. But is it?
The corrupt have a giant problem with the truth of morality, it doesn’t need their permission to exist. It cannot be denied, so sooner or later the mountain has to collapse. The patch work of corruption will show its self to be fully inadequate to sustain and uphold this hollowed out mountain. I think it may be brought down by the smallest vibration.
What will become of America remains to be seen. There are many of us who still hold true to the morals and principles that lead to great achievements, but for the moment we have been regulated out of business. I don’t believe the great American achievers are gone forever, but our environment is such that they cannot grow and flourish. Thus they have become dormant like seeds in the ground awaiting the showers of spring and warm air that would cause them to sprout and grow. The real question is will spring ever come again? History is not in our favor, but it wasn’t in our favor at the beginning either. For the moment I remain cautiously optimistic yet realistic. The road back to our former role as the worlds greatest achievers is steep and rigid from where we stand. Pragmatically we must see how far we have fallen if we are ever to rise again. Delusions of an easy road are dangerous because they deny the breadth and width of our corruption. For us to return successfully the corruption will have to be dealt with decisively. Allowing mediocracy will only cause us to return to our present vomit.
Have no doubts, in the tumultuous times ahead there will be shortages of necessities, crime and violence of all levels, people will suffer and some will die. There will be periods of chaos, confusion, and extreme uncertainty. Due to the depths that we have sank into immorality, selfishness, and stupidity, it could go on for years. Immorality, selfishness, and stupidity will have to be flushed from the system. As long as these endure nothing new can be birthed. Those of us who have so far refused to drink from their contaminated stream of corruption must endure until the purge is completely. My fear is that when things get desperate, those who are not corrupt now may become corrupt trying to survive. This must be avoided at all costs.
I pray daily for our revival and restoration, that out of this mess something new will be given birth too. So that our children and grandchildren will know liberty and freedom. We must teach our children and grandchildren how we came to this state of corruption and then educate them against its sirens call.
From Fox Nation
If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .
If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills. If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control them.
If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps. In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.
Paul Harvey, Good Day.
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