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August 1, 2012

On Cowardice

The reason we are in this mess, and the reason why I don't see any indication of anything getting any better
is because we are indeed a nation, and a civilization, of cowards. I see exactly ZERO willingness by anyone to offer any meaningful resistance to evil. I see zero willingness for anyone to do anything that might result in the least bit of discomfort, loss or material damage to themselves or their estate. --Ann Barnhardt

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 1, 2012 12:17 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 1, 2012 3:00 AM

... except for the military, police, and fire services. We talk like the end of the world is approaching and we act like someone is on the verge of giving us a sweater we won't like, myself included.

Do we think it will be easier to move from sitting on the couch to defending ourselves with violence than engaging in civil disobedience? If we continue to sit on the couch we are most certainly volunteering to resort to violence with little hope of winning. Inaction and cooperation with evil are taking us toward a bloody awful destructive mess. If you disagree, tell me what will make all of this stop. Did Europe stop before it was too late? Liberals will flashmob and sit-in to save a tree. What do we do? Have you found arguing facts an effective technique against liberals?

Most of Obama's angry former voters are angry O didn't produce the free unicorns and rainbows. They don't give a rip about your or their freedom and they will vote for the next messiah as easily as they voted for the current Dear Leader. Not one in a hundred former O voters recognizes they are the problem. The libs can't read our minds and they don't care about our opinions. They have no shame and no limit on what they want control over. If your plan is to be the last one rounded up at least stop claiming to be a citizen. Men died for that and we must find a way to be worthy if there are to be free men in the future. The libs won't stop until they get a sustained push back. No election stops them. No rules limit them. The libs won't allow you to exist apart from their control. You can't avoid them because they will search you out, if only to rob you.

We still have a chance if we take over the GOP and advance liberty. When you settle for one more gee dee RINO because he's not as bad as the lib you are taking away hopes for a peaceful and civil resolution. Once people conclude the system is immune from change bad shit happens.

Posted by: Scott M at August 1, 2012 3:35 AM

Scott.... the police are part of the problem. If you are not resisting the local police in full military gear breaking down people's doors and shooting their pets you are not resisting your freedom being taken away. If you think the police is putting up red light cameras up and flying drones for your safety you are crazy.
The police are unionized armed government thugs. The police are not your friends. The police are not on your side. If you are not doing anything wrong, you have everything to fear.

Posted by: Mike at August 1, 2012 6:35 AM

Mike is right.

Posted by: Fat Man at August 1, 2012 9:26 AM

Mike...do you know any police officers?

I count amongst family and friends many police officers, and to a man, they are patriotic Americans who are as disgusted with the current state and direction of governmental affairs as I am. They are family men who want to better their children's lives, as their parents did for them.

And they put their lives on the line every day, for you, me, and all in their community.

Now that doesn't mean that ALL police officers are good, but Ms Barnhart makes the same mistake you're making, and that's generalizing. She speaks as if NOBODY cares, as if NOBODY is doing anything. Not only is that not realistic, it's not the case. Certainly there are plenty of shit-for-brains out there (I mean, we do have obama in the WH, and a majority voted for Pelosi, Boxer, et al in their districts), but armed insurrection just ain't in the cards.

Yet.

Just as the leftists made a long march through our institutions, we must be committed to a long march to recover our Country.

And that will include being uncompromising in our choice of leadership. Either the country will slowly change, or it will fail.

And then we'll see how the shooting starts.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at August 1, 2012 9:38 AM

People who bitch about Romney being a RINO or Obama Lite and therefore declare that they are going to sit it out, or vote for the third party guy are GUARANTEEING the re-election of the Islamist-Marxist Alliance President. And are therefore more of an enemy to me, than the ignorant but well meaning Lib neighbor who gets his news from CNN and People Magazine and just doesn't know any better.

Get Romney the RINO in, and get Obama out. Step one. Why? I could give a dozen reasons, but here are four off the top of my head:

1. We don't know one way or another whether Romney will appoint another Scalia or Alito...but we DO know Obama will not. Bye bye 2nd Amendment. Can you say Kagan/Sotomeyer boys and girls?
2. Romney the RINO is not likely to cut the EPA's $10 Bill Budget in half, like I would like. But we CAN assume he will tell it to stop obstructing domestic energy production, and stop treating domestic energy producers like criminals.
3. Joseph Smith v. Jeremiah "God DAM America" Wright? Gee, that's a no-brainer. I prefer a President who loves rather than hates my Country, thank you very much. Rino or not.
4. Get control of the Senate, increase control over the House. Grass roots conservative candidates like the Cruz guy who won in Texas. Romney - Rino though he may be - will sign bills approved by GOP controlled Congress. Obama will veto them.

Conservatives must do what they have been working towards via the Tea Party movement...take back control of the GOP from the bottom up -- NOT try to do it from the Top down.

Posted by: southernjames at August 1, 2012 9:51 AM

If you want a taste of what happens when the communistic leaning forces of non-producers take over, read "Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood" by Alexandra Fuller. It's the story of growing up in Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), and Malawi as those countries were being taken over by the native people who were dominated by communist thinking. Private property meant nothing. Farms and ranches of people of European descent were claimed by the governments in the name of the people. Natives who knew little about farming settled on the farms and ruin followed. Indian shopkeepers were ejected from their buisnesses in favor of the natives. Ruin followed. When those who were competent producers, whatever their ethnicity, were ejected from their property, ruin followed. Most of us are familiar with the plight of Zimbabwe. (Ruinous inflation,unable to feed the population, farms and infrastructure all falling apart.) Malawi is in much worse shape. Zambia only slightly less so.

The essence of the story is that the natives believed the farms, ranches, and shops were all being run to exploit them. What they didn't understand was that they had no idea how to do the same thing. After they took over, everything went to the dogs. The progressives in this country reflect exactly the same thinking.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at August 1, 2012 10:19 AM

I submit Romney is just proof our side is still not engaged in this fight. Romney is too weak to do more than appoint the usual suspects and propose the same plan again. He does nothing to combat the Bureaucratic State and the termite-like infestation of the Leftists in all agencies and most courts. Mark my words, the same GOP-ers telling us today Romney is our only hope will in a nanosecond comfort us with "it could have been worse," exactly as the Obama worshipers did when O moved from taming the oceans to wrecking the economy.

The GOP voters are so gee dee cowardly they won't fight in the primaries for good candidates because the pressed suit pushed by the Ruling Class is sold as bland and technically competent so we might as well just avoid the primary fights and get busy early nominating the empty suit. Then they imagine the empty suit has become The Terminator, despite all evidence to the contrary, and then they tell us "it could have been worse." It is the cowardly "just make the fighting go away" crowd that infects this party that are bringing about very dark days, including violent street clashes. They think because they would not fight for anything they can't bring evil about. Not fighting is exactly how you bring evil about, even if that is unpleasant to hear. Find the nearest person that told you about Romney's electability and kick him in the nads, hard. They keep implementing the Bob Dole/John McCain strategy and every time they think this time it will work.

Remember the Romney-like RINO that nominated John Roberts to SCOTUS? GOP voters never want to fight now, they claim we can fight later instead. But in truth the delay is just the manifestation of never fighting. There is always something in the future we can pretend will work, so why do anything now.

How on earth will Romney smack John Boehner around? Is John Boehner part of the problem? How on earth will Romney withstand leftwing media pressure when it comes time to appoint judges? I don't care if Romney worships tree lizards, or engages in child sacrifice. I'd gladly have my city and state become majority Mormon, even though I think, theologically, it's is a cult. More so than the other Christian sects they produce better Americans on average than others, mine included. Once we exile The Left, I'd be happy to have men like Romney babysit my slice of Mayberry. But our probably fatal flaw is not fighting. Nothing about Romney should suggest he's going to deliver anything like fighting on anybody but conservatives.

Don't vote for Romney unless you plan on fighting with him every day after he's elected to push him to the right. And when "I say fight with him everyday" I don't mean listen to talk radio tell you "it could have been worse." I mean hassle the snot out of Romney and bombard your local RINO into submission. Look at our voters and tell me with a straight face that is likely. Romney's main appeal is he promises to the "hurry up and end this" crowd the dream of peace and quiet, and maybe the media will even like us some day.

Posted by: Scott M at August 1, 2012 1:52 PM

Mike is right.

Posted by: B Lewis at August 1, 2012 2:47 PM

Unfortunately, Mike is right.

Posted by: Eric Blair at August 2, 2012 12:38 PM

The U.S. had a chance to be a nation. Instead, the powers that be chose to make it a place where people came to to make money. As long as my own folk get a fair piece of the wreckage, who cares? Obama is a bit skinny, but his bros may fry him up anyway. He probably tastes like chicken.

Posted by: Lorne at August 2, 2012 7:23 PM

I don't know if Mike is right in every town, but he's right in my town. Good cops would agree with him, too.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 5, 2012 5:09 PM

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