Life’s better with motive power.
Life’s better with motive power.
More on the coming excitement, courtesy of Sultan Knish.
I’m sure it will be fine.
After all, the American Dollar has always been King.
Just like the British pound.
And the Roman denarius.
Best to have your neighbors and friends sorted into two categories.
Do what you must to protect your family when it is time.
In reply to this post:
I originally wrote this in response the request for opinions was made after a friend, and fellow patriot, read a couple of quotes from Spooner’s No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority.
Having never read the book where the quotations were found, nor heard of the man quoted in the book, I limited my response to the isolated quotes:
“But whether the Constitution really be one big thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or it has been powerless to prevent it.”
“In either case, it is unfit to exist.”
Having now read both works, my position is the same now as it was then. What follows is my response to a friend asking people to think…
Spooner puts forth two possible options regarding the Constitution, and for the sake of this discussion, let’s initially pretend that those are the only two possibilities: either it essentially gave us the government we now have, or it was unable to prevent it. And in narrowing our focus to these two possibilities he leads us to a conclusion being the Constitution is unfit to exist. I would disagree.
Originally, I had planned to take a different tack. I propose we begin by looking at the second premise, as I believe this provides a surer footing when approaching the first. That being said, could the Constitution ever have prevented the government we have today? Nope.
If you will allow, let’s start with another quote:
“A law cannot restrain anyone from doing anything. It is like a book, written on paper, meaningless, except that it conveys an idea. The restraint is self imposed, from either fear of punishment or a sense and alignment of morality.”
In order for the author of this statement to believe what he wrote here, I suggest to you that he, too, would agree with my simple answer. When has a law, edict, dictate, mandate, legislation, regulation, et al, ever been able to prevent, let alone stop, the immorality of man? Never.
Paul, in his letter to the Romans speaks of this basic idea (Romans 7). Though chapter 7 does not stand alone, in it Paul makes the case that the Law was not meant to save mankind. Rather it was meant to show man his sinfulness and need of a Savior (he continues this thought through chapter 8).
Consider the history of God’s Law as it relates to man. First, there was only one law (and consequence): don’t eat this fruit – you do and you die! Some have argued over whether God made such a silly law. To spend time here is to waste a lot of energy and miss an important point in that there was only one restriction placed on mankind – and we blew it! The law did not prevent man from sinning against God, it merely defined sin.
[One point worthy of contemplation here is man’s ability to choose. As it pertains to God’s Law, though God gave man the ability to choose, He never gave man the right to choose. Had he done the latter, He would be unjust, and therefore not God, in punishing those who chose to rebel against God by violating His law(s).]
We move forward in history, and God has now given man ten laws to abide by. Oh, my! What would we do if congress ever tried to make us abide by ten laws? (Sorry, the sarcasm slipped out.) Ten laws which did not have any more ability to prevent man from sinning against God, nor committing offenses toward others. Does that mean that the Ten Commandments are unfit to exist? (If you believe that, you can argue that one out with God on your own.) Certainly not. The Ten Commandments point out a number of things that are both offensive to God and hurtful of others. Regardless of where one is at in his faith, who can argue that murder is wrong? That one should not steal from another? That adultery destroys lives?
Well, just a few steps farther on our journey through history, and we find a group of individuals who decided that it was necessary to add to God’s Law. Hundreds upon hundreds of [religious] laws were made which affected every manner of an Israelite’s life. Imagine our government… (Oops, sarcasm again). None of these laws made a man more holy in God’s eyes. Instead, these additional laws became a burden to those on whom they were placed and benefited those imposing them. (filter, filter, filter)
Now for the real fun. Jump all the way to Revelations (chapter 20). Here we are told that Satan will be bound in a bottomless pit for 1000 years and mankind will be free from his temptations during this time (vv.2-3). And at the end of the 1000 years, Satan will be let loose (v.7) and he will go about the earth to gather as many followers as he can muster in one last rebellion against God (vv.8-9).
My intent here is not to preach but rather make a point. Not only did God’s Law not make man holy, let alone a morally upstanding and law abiding citizen of earth, but even after living in what will be the most just and peaceful time the earth has ever seen, man (generally speaking) chooses a path of self-damnation. So my question to Spooner is: what makes him think that man-made laws will be of any greater effect than those of God? Spooner sees the Constitution as something it is not: something that could stop man’s propensity for evil. In the physical sense, the Constitution is but thoughts penned on parchment. But the idea, the spirit of those thoughts is where the power is. It was never meant to be rolled up to beat an offender over the head with. Rather, it was intended to empower the individual to stand on his God given freedoms. It was intended to be the measure by which the people held those in government accountable. It was intended to warn our government that it was only to operate within prescribed boundaries, and that it should fear the people if it did not.
I believe our Constitution is second only to God’s written word in its beauty and content. But again, man still has the ability to choose whether or not to adhere to the Constitution – be it the man elected to office who usurps authority, or the man who sits idly by watching his neighbor’s life being stripped from him by the elected official. As it relates to power, the issue isn’t with the Constitution, the issue is with mankind: both the governor and the governed.
Suggesting that the issue is, as it always has been, with mankind, we naturally come to a place where we can discuss Spooner’s first premise: that the Constitution authorized the government we have now have.
The handling of this premise could easily lead into much debate. To put it simply, I believe that the Constitution was intended to set the boundaries within which government was allowed to act. I also believe that, like today, there were many who wanted more power in the hands of the government. But why would a person, or people, who had just escaped tyranny, want to set up a government which could/would ultimately become more tyrannical than the one they just escaped? I suggest to you it comes back to mankind’s natural bent toward evil. Though he may resist [on his own] for a time, he eventually succumbs to it – much like he does to gravity. So it isn’t really an issue of what kind of government the ink and parchment of the Constitution wanted for our country: left to our (generally speaking) own volition, we have brought this upon ourselves.
Finally, Spooner’s asserts the Constitution should no longer exist. He is wrong. I propose to you that Spooner, and those who hold this tenet, are themselves incapable of solving the problems we face today that stem from our government.
Let me explain.
The minute one either fails or refuses to accept responsibility for a situation he forfeits any ability to solve it. I did not say blame, I said responsibility. By transferring the responsibility to the Constitution, Spooner, and those of similar mind, are attempting to transfer the ability to authorize and/or the power to prevent in the proverbial hands of an inanimate object; thereby emptying himself of the ability and/or power necessary to solve the problems we face. And the solutions we must find today to the problems within government are our responsibility. No amount of Viagra can cure the impotence of Spooner’s conclusion here.
Consider what would happen if an armed resistance came against the Feds – and won. Would that guarantee we would instantly return to the Republic we were intended to be? Nope, and I will tell you why. First, our culture has degenerated so much over these past two hundred years. It isn’t that they were perfect then, but when stood next to men and women of generations past, we pale in comparison. Second, without the cultural integrity of years past, what will fill the void left by an overthrown government? It is the latter question that scares me more than an armed conflict.
Now consider what would happen if we threw out the Constitution. What kind of government would fill the void? What would be the character of the men/women ruling in this new government?
Spooner is wrong. The Constitution should stay.
What IS unfit to exist? The person within government who is unwilling to discipline himself to live within the bounds of the Constitution for the United States of America; who would rather destroy the life of free men and women for financial gain. And what about the person who allows him to get away with it? The person who does not resist the tyrant; who sees his own life more precious than his prodigy.
We have gone to great lengths to preserve the written record of the idea, and yet, generally speaking, we have done little to fan the flames of that idea that once burned bright in the hearts and minds of the men and women who safeguarded our freedoms – often at the price of their lives.
Before the smoldering embers are extinguished, we need to stoke the fire.
Let me repeat from yesterday:
[But] that would mean every single one of us is on our own in the coming showdown, except for what we can do at arm’s-length in forming mutual-defense arrangements with tough, trustworthy friends and relatives.
Finish your work, boys and girls.
We are at crush depth, and the boat is still diving.
Now taking bets on when the bolts blow out….
Then consider the consequences of the Mighty Kenyan’s re-election.
‘Cuz that’s what’s coming.
Pray that I am wrong.
The intrepid Vanderboegh/Codrea team pries the lid off PATCON, another rotting coffin in the Federal law enforcement world.
You mean the system has been hopelessly corrupt for twenty or more years?
You aren’t saying that the Federal (and much of the state and local) law enforcement apparatus is nothing more than a gigantic organized-crime syndicate with tentacles reaching to the highest levels of government?
You couldn’t be suggesting that such a system is, by definition, utterly incapable of reform?
And that its nominal overseers in the legislative and judicial branches are part and parcel of the same problem?
That would mean every single one of us is on our own in the coming showdown, except for what we can do at arm’s-length in forming mutual-defense arrangements with tough, trustworthy friends and relatives.
Hey look! There’s a new episode of “Dancing With The Stars” on tonight!
When people talk about using these in the Z axis, they seem to forget about all of their points of vulnerability in the X and Y axes – for both their organizations and all of their associates.
It is to laugh.
Will Grigg reminds us:
…Anytime a police officer commits an act of aggressive violence he is engaged in a criminal assault. If his fellow officers won’t intervene to stop him, law-abiding citizens have the moral authority to do so.
But this simply won’t do, tut-tuts the program manual for the national Support Your Local Police campaign:
“The local police are not your enemy. Your committee is not here to attack them, blame them for violating the Constitution or your civil liberties because they are enforcing a measure of the Patriot Act or conducting a joint Federal and State anti-terror drill. Those are federal issues, which the local police in some cases may have already have little to no say if they are to continue receiving their additional Homeland Security funds, new equipment and weaponry…. We urge all responsible citizens in this community to work with us to …[s]upport our local police in the performance of their duties [and] oppose all harassment or interference with law enforcement personnel as they carry out their assigned tasks…. [We must accept] our responsibilities to our local police, to defend them against unjust attacks, make them proud and secure in their vital profession, and to offer them our support in word and deed wherever possible”…
Read the whole thing.
The best part?
You are paying for this evil.
Do, as/when you see fit.
True believers in constitutional restoration should read this post and consider all of its implications.
I’ll just ponder old Mr. Spooner:
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
A comment here:
So what do we do then? Much like OWS, we have no consensus.
The Christians want the second coming and would raise God’s Army to kill off anyone who hasn’t seen their light. The Muslims aren’t much different with their Jihads.
Any discussion of “direct action” on a public forums is quickly shut down due to “opsec”.
We will have to learn to fight and most of us are aging rapidly. The largest population of the “youth bulge” is in the middle east. War is always fought by the young and started by the old.
So what to do?
If I wrote things like- Take our guns and we will build bombs.If I posted techniques on improvised munitions, sabotage, subversion, espionage, assassination, poison or other unpleasant skills, you’d pull it for fear of repression of your soap box.
We live in fear of the police. The FreeFor lost it’s teeth a long time ago.They are tired old men castrated by Waco, Ruby Ridge and other incidents. They had their chance and they wet themselves with fear of losing their beloved 2nd amendment.
The Government has infiltrated us and knows we pose no threat. Most militias will join the oppressors if they put momma in jail.
They ran to the hills to hunker in a bunker waiting for the end. Any one who stood up now and fired the shot that would be heard around the world would be disowned by the freefor like a red headed step child.
Reform will not change a thing only revolution.
We will be fighting brother against brother, father against son until the fight is over.
You ready for that?
To break the chains of oppression, we will have to kill and be killed, jailed and be jailed, defamed,tortured,murdered and executed for our crimes and be prepared do the same to our enemies.
We will become outcasts, criminals,rebels in the eyes of our people who will gladly betray us to save their own skins or for a profit.
What to do? You know what to do. Do you have the balls to do it? Do you?
We must destroy infrastructure, deny the enemy any asset, target the leadership for execution and post their heads on the gates of the city, tear up the tracks, blow the fuses, shut down the system ,hold them hostage, burn the banks, fight the police and the military.
Small groups of true believers or go it alone. Develop a security culture,Trust no one.
Deeds not words.
Be prepared to die or live under oppression.
America will not survive but the ideals of freedom and liberty will never die.
RESIST or SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LICK THE BOOTS OF YOUR MASTER LIKE THE SLAVES YOU HAVE BECOME.
The final word is from the UK site noted the other day:
Mike takes a break from his and David Codrea’s ongoing Gunwalker crusade to pen another big-picture piece on the Growing Crisis.
Read it all, then come back for some additional reflections.
As another student of history, I agree with Mike that the political, social, and cultural divide in 2011 America is as bad or even greater than it has ever been in our lifetimes. I’d even suggest that it is as bad or worse than in the run-up to the Unpleasantness of 1861-1865.
In fact, upon further consideration, I cannot see how rational analysis leads to any conclusions other than:
There’s gonna be a fight.
That fight – between the forces of omnipresent control and those lonely few who are willing to kill and die over the issue of individual freedom – has actually been ongoing for more than 200 years in this country, and for millennia across the globe.
It is, as Robert Heinlein stated, part of man’s essential nature:
Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
A honest assessment of the individual freedom movement in this country over the past 20 years must reluctantly come to the conclusion that those lights are guttering and, one by one, going out.
But for every Vermont-carry bill passed in the statehouses, there have been major strides forward for Team Tyranny, be they to expand domestic law enforcement capacity, to increase Americans’ clamoring dependence on the FedGov’s teat, or to tie America’s fate inextricably to the corrupt European elites from whom the Founders escaped temporarily in 1781.
Worse still than OpFor’s sustained momentum is the terribly disproportionate force ratios mustering for the coming storm.
Several hundred thousand personnel (including many recently-trained-and-blooded young military veterans), with unlimited beans, unlimited bullets, First World evac/trauma/rehabilitation care, surveillance and kinetic toys all across the X, Y, and Z axes, the stupefied support of at least half of the American population, and the financial resources of the entire Western elite – shot through with malignancy as that may be.
A few thousand old men (many of whom unable to quick-march for five miles with a light pack and rifle) carrying semiautomatic light weapons and sidearms, with barely enough beans/bullets/bandaids to sustain a fire team or two for a week or two, very little technology of any kind, no external foreign support, no financial resources, and zero air/space assets.
Worst of all?
No coherent plan whatsoever to engage, defeat, and destroy the statists, their minions, and their beneficiaries.
And make no mistake:
To be sustained, victory for FreeFor must be defined as the complete destruction of the enemy military/political/financial/cultural apparatus wherever possible, along with permanent expulsion of any survivors.
Sadly, other than to counsel repeatedly against taking any kinetic action whatsoever until some indeterminate time in the future, most public intellectuals in the American freedom movement seem unwilling to confront the real situation on the ground.
For all of the bravado expressed on the intertubes (and this shop is as guilty as any other site), the hard facts are that:
– Every ATF, DEA, TSA, and DHS employee (be they agents, supervisors, analysts, or other staff) goes to work and otherwise moves in the community as they please every day,
– Ditto for every other Federal law enforcement employee,
– Ditto for every collectivist legislator and staff, every collectivist LEO or other agency employee, and every collectivist judge and judicial employee in governments at the township/county/state/Federal levels, and
– Ditto for every one of the non-governmental collectivists in every aspect of American life.
Face the truth, people.
If there is any hope for a restoration of individual freedom in this country, that path must begin with an acknowledgment that what FreeFor has done to date has utterly failed, notwithstanding any harrumphing, pseudo-moralizing, caterwauling, and chest-thumping to the contrary.
“Stop, or I’ll yell ‘stop!’ again!” neither cowes the tyrants nor inspires our friends.
Elvis had it right, back in 1968:
Something is always better than nothing.
Do you understand yet?
Arctic Patriot continues his fable:
As suggested by a reader:
Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
packed up and ready to go
Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway
a place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
I’m getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto
I’ve lived all over this town
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
I ain’t got time for that now
Transmit the message, to the receiver
hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, couple of visas
don’t even know my real name
High on a hillside, trucks are loading
everything’s ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nightime
I might not ever get home
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
This ain’t no mudd club, or C. B. G. B.
I ain’t got time for that now
Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, PA?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
somebody might see you up there
I got some groceries, some peanut butter
to last a couple of days
But I ain’t got no speakers
ain’t got no headphones
ain’t got no records to play
Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time?
Can’t write a letter, can’t send a postcard
I can’t write nothing at all
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
I’d love you hold you, I’d like to kiss you
I ain’t got no time for that now
Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
we blended in with the crowd
We got computers, we’re tapping phone lines
I know that ain’t allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives
or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle so many times now
don’t know what I look like!
You make me shiver, I feel so tender
we make a pretty good team
Don’t get exhausted, I’ll do some driving
you ought to get you some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions
then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day
whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks?
They won’t help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
the burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness
don’t want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don’t take no chances
you better watch what you say…
From Ann Barnhardt:
I continue to be amazed at how many people in this culture, and most especially those on the “right”, seem to have completely and totally psychologically surrendered to the government.
These are the phrases I keep hearing:
“The government makes us pay for abortions. We can’t be held responsible for something we are forced to do.”
“I can’t imagine what life will be like if they make us accept Sharia law.”
“ObamaCare is going to force me out of business.”
“I live in Chicago. They won’t let us have guns here.”
“If I want to keep my job, I have to go along with the diversity training crap.”
“I have to keep paying taxes. It’s all tied directly into my bank account. I have no choice.”
I think that people in this culture actually ENJOY being whipped by the government, because it allows them to delude themselves into believing that they bear no responsibility for anything beyond not burning the toast and making certain that the TiVo is set to record the big game. Given this truly effeminate and childish psychological orientation, it is little wonder that the following sentence – seven little words – strikes fear in the hearts of men and causes them to lash out in hatred and eventually violence:
The government can’t make you do anything.
Oh, the implications.
The horrific, horrific implications.
Actually, it’s even worse than that.
NO ONE can make you do anything.
Your employer can’t make you do anything. You can either attend the pro-homosexual, pro-musloid diversity seminar or QUIT YOUR JOB. Your wife can’t make you do anything. Your children can’t make you do anything. You could abandon them tomorrow if you so chose, which is exactly what 90+ percent of black men in the inner-cities have freely chosen to do.
And finally, the ultimate terror. While God COULD force you to do something, because He loves you, He will never, ever force you to do ANYTHING.
As much as you don’t want to believe it, as much as you want to fight it, deny it, and reject it, the inescapable truth of the matter is that you, along with every other human being, are a FREE, SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL.
Do I have to pay taxes? Of course not. What are the alternatives? Government confiscation of my assets would be the first alternative. Well, this would simply put me in solidarity with the MF Global customers who have also had their assets confiscated. So be it. The next step would be imprisonment. Fine. So be it. I acknowledge in truth that this is, in fact, the alternative. I do not lie to myself and tell myself that there is NO alternative. You people out there keep saying to yourself that there is NO CHOICE between the government and God because having your assets confiscated or going to prison is “impossible”, and therefore no choice exists.
This is a lie.
There IS a choice, and we are all being called to make that choice, here, now, in this moment.
Some people have said, “I have children. What do you expect me to do?” Well, I suppose I expect you to do exactly what Thomas Jefferson did. Jefferson wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 when he was 33 years old. Writing and signing the Declaration made Jefferson, along with all of the signers, traitors and seditionists against King George III and the British Empire. This was a capital offense and pushed Jefferson and the rest of the Founding Fathers into the corner of either winning independence or dying at the end of a rope as a war trophy. At the time, his daughter Patsy was three years old. Not only did Jefferson sign the Declaration, he threw himself into the Revolutionary War and became Governor of Virginia. And while all of this was going on, Jefferson had five more children. Jane was born in 1774. A son was born and died within hours in 1777. Mary was born in 1778. Lucy was born in 1780 and died soon thereafter. Lucy Elizabeth was born in 1782. Jefferson’s home, Monticello, was a target of the British, and was in fact captured in 1781 by Cornwallis. Jefferson and his family managed to escape with only minutes to spare after being warned by a young Virginia militiaman. The British then destroyed everything except the main house. All of the crops, livestock and outbuildings were burned or seized.
Questions? The decadent freedom that you enjoy and are getting ready to piss away was largely made possible by a young man who was already financially established and the father of young children, pushing it all in and putting an enormous target on his own back.
Heaven forbid that we should LEARN ANYTHING from history or FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE of those that came before us.
Jefferson, and the rest of the Founders, knew that they had a choice laid out before them. They could either revolt against tyranny or surrender to it. We are facing exactly the same choice right now, except that the tyranny that we are now facing is far, far worse than anything Jefferson and the Founders were facing. King George never tried to tax the Colonists on their mere existence, as ObamaCare does. King George never tried to force the Colonists to embrace and celebrate sexual perversion. King George never tried to force the Colonists to pay for and even participate in abortion. King George never attempted to import and establish the satanic scourge of islam in the Colonies.
We are so far past and beyond the “long train of abuses and usurpations” that the Colonists and Founders experienced and which necessitated the Revolutionary War that they aren’t even visible in the rear-view mirror. I dare say that being a Colonist in 1775 did not, by definition, break eight of the Ten Commandments or put a person is a probable state of mortal sin.
And so back to the core premise: the government can’t make you do anything. There is always an alternative, and at a certain point, the alternative of non-compliance is not only available, it is REQUIRED.
Read the Declaration:
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
It is our right and our DUTY to throw off this government.
It is not legitimate and does not possess the consent of the governed, and thus has NO AUTHORITY. This is not to say that this government does not have power – yes it still does have power, but it has NO AUTHORITY.
At this point, the only way it can continue to operate is by means of violent coercion, namely property confiscation, imprisonment and execution.
This is YOUR country: thieving, murdering criminals running utterly amok, holding their power only through violent coercion and the threat of violent coercion. And it could all be brought to a screeching halt tomorrow if We The People would just turn that intellectual corner and realize that the unjust laws of an illegitimate government need not and should not be followed.
They have no power over us. We have power over them, because they derive their JUST powers from the consent of the governed. Withdraw the consent, and the power is gone. Anything remaining is therefore, by definition, UNJUST, and thus must be“abolished” and “thrown off”, to use Jefferson’s words.
Of course you can own and carry a gun. You have the God-given right to your life, and the right to protect yourself, your family and your property. No one can ever, ever take that right away from you except YOU. The state can pass as many laws as it wants banning gun ownership and bearing, but every single one of those laws is illegitimate, and thus should not be followed.
How can the government force you to accept Sharia law, or any evil satanic system? Only YOU decide what you do or do not accept. Obama could write an Executive Order tomorrow declaring that the musloid screech to prayer be blasted from loudspeakers in every city and town five times per day, and the only true use or value that Executive Order would have is as toilet paper. Obama can’t make you accept Sharia law any more than he can make you fly like Superman.
ObamaCare can only force you out of business if you COMPLY with it. The government can only force you into mortal sin if you COMPLY and CONSENT. Obama can mandate that we all buy health insurance, and that all insurance policies cover abortion and contraception. And we can all laugh in his face. His fat wife can further mandate that we all eat celery sticks and tofu on Mondays and Thursdays, and we can likewise laugh in her painted-up-thicker-than-a-tranny face. These people have no power over us. They are slack-jawed, carney-trash gutter filth, and nothing more.
Any power they have over us is power that we must specifically consent to give to them. I withdraw my consent.
You got a problem with that, Barry?
Finally, back to the theological aspect of all of this, because that’s how I roll up in here. Look at a Crucifix. What you are seeing in a Crucifix is the stark horror of your own freedom and personal sovereignty. You are free to choose, as is every single being made in the image of God. We are so free that God consents to allowing us to choose to torture and kill Him.
Oh, yes, we always, always have a choice. And now, because we have allowed it, the choice now stands as this: Either choose to spare yourself the wrath of an evil, illegitimate government or choose to scourge and crucify Christ. Pick up the flagellum and lean into Him. Skin Him. Make Him bleed and shake in pain. Then pick up that hammer and those nails and drive them in. Feel the bones in His feet and ankles crunch as you pound that nail in.
And as you’re doing this, look Him in the eye with a big sh**-eating grin on your face. Tell Him how you have no choice, because it’s either this, or you might lose your job, or your 4000 square foot house.
And that’s not even a contest, right?
I mean, who WOULDN’T torture and kill their best friend, brother, father, spouse, creator and savior in order to stay in the good graces of the IRS and keep a job or a pension income?
The choice is yours. It always has been and always will be.
This life will only last for a few more decades at most. What comes after that is eternal.
Read the commentary by GS, then watch a memento from a time where the Communist takeover of the USA was merely the stuff of nightmares.
Those were the days, my friends….
We thought they’d never end.
We’d sing and dance
Forever and a day.
We’d live the life we choose.
We’d fight and never lose.
Those were the days…
Those were the days.