Barnhardt: Why The March 16th, 2012 White House Executive Order Is Different

From Ann Barnhardt:


I’m getting really, really sick of these pundits and talking heads on the so-called “right” clucking their tongues at the unwashed masses and telling us that we’re crazy and paranoid to be the least bit concerned each and every time the Obama regime takes another stride toward totalitarianism. And it is EACH AND EVERY TIME.

Let me break it down for Ed Morrissey, and all of the other pundits in that social circle so that you can get your heads around this. We are concerned and even, dare I say it, panicked, because we can see the big picture of the Obama regime for what it is. We can take the totality of the dataset and draw not just a logical, reasoned conclusion, but a conclusion that is supported by centuries – nay millenia – of past precedent.

We are, as Patrick Henry put it, “willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

Why is the 3/16/2012 Executive Order worthy of grave concern? Simply put, because of the man and the regime who issued it. This is a man, and a regime that has done the following:

-Sent the Secretary of Defense (Leon Panetta) to Congress to put them on notice that despite the explicitness of the Constitution, the consent of the Congress to wage war will neither be solicited nor required by the Commander in Chief or his regime. The CiC and SECDEF may, if they feel like it and can find the time, MAY inform the Congress of “kinetic military actions” henceforth.

-Declared the First Amendment null and void by mandating that every American must, as a condition of legal residency in the United States, pay for abortions. Mr. Morrissey, being a Catholic, you should understand that what the Obama regime has done is demand your very soul. In order to remain corporeally “free” in the United States of America, you must enter into mortal sin, reject Jesus Christ in totality, turn your back on your Crucified Savior, excommunicate yourself from the Church, and consign your immortal soul to eternal hell. If that isn’t the prohibiting of the free exercise of religion, then nothing is or ever could be.

-Committed acts of war upon the sovereign nation of Mexico and her people, willfully arming narco-terrorists with the intent of using the optics of hundreds if not thousands of brutally murdered Mexicans in order to stir up and justify the overthrow of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. This is textbook sedition.

-Has coordinated with regime cronies in the Legislative Branch to enable the Obama regime to operate for an entire term WITH NO BUDGET WHATSOEVER. In this time, the Obama regime has looted the United States Treasury and debased the currency of the United States to the tune of SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS, or roughly one-half the gross domestic product.

This is just a very, very, very short list. Additionally, with each passing day it is being further revealed that EVERY SINGLE PERSON Barack Obama has ever associated with has been not merely a Marxist, not merely a Socialist, not merely a Communist, but a TOTALITARIAN hellbent on the destruction of the United States of America.

I’ll concede the point that if this Executive Order was issued by – get this – Jimmy Carter or even Bill Clinton, I could buy the idea that it was merely an emergency protocol housekeeping item of some sort geared toward the reaction of the Federal Government after a nuclear attack. I’d be skeptical, but I would be open to the argument.

Not so now. These people are totalitarian tyrants who are no longer even trying to hide their intentions. See the bulleted items above. There comes a point where you have to pull your head out of the sand, synthesize a massive dataset into its obvious, coherent output, and be willing to know the worst, and to provide for it.

Denying the obvious, even when the obvious is horrific, is not some sort of virtue. Keeping people numb to reality and drunk on a sugary treacle of distraction and reassurance that “everything’s okay” even when every iota of data and experience tells us that everything is NOT OKAY is not a virtuous public service. It is a massive failure in charity, both towards those who are misled and falsely-consoled by your assurances, and toward those whose intellects and intentions you backhandedly insult.

Remember, people exactly like Ed Morrissey and his ilk were calling everyone warning of Hitler’s danger to mankind “alarmist”, “conspiracy theorists” and “paranoid” up until 4:40 am on September 1, 1939 when the Luftwaffe attacked Weilun. And before that mess was over, 70 million human beings were dead. The hell that the Obama regime is determined to unleash on the world will make World War II look like a mere bar fight.

Yeah, I’m sorry I can’t tell you the day, hour and minute that open war is going to break out, both overseas and here in the homeland. If that failure makes me non-credible and paranoid, then I wear that sash with pride, and am consoled and flattered by the caliber of the company of Jeremiahs and Cassandras that I join. But I do know that it is coming, and that the NDRP Executive Order of 3/16/2012 is, WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE DAY AND THE REGIME THAT ISSUED IT, entirely ominous and certainly tactical.

I’ll leave you with the video of Larry Grathwohl, which can never, ever be posted, spread and publicized too much. Recorded in 1980, when Barack Obama was nothing more than a drug-addled foreign student at Occidental College and not yet even a glimmer in the eye of the Totalitarians who would later adopt him as their public persona, Grathwohl recounts conversations led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the founders and leaders of the Weather Underground, the Marxist-Communist-Totalitarian terrorist group that Grathwohl was tasked to infiltrate, and the eventual intimates, ghostwriter and political handlers of Barack and Michelle Obama.

The Totalitarian cabal that runs the Obama regime has intended, for decades, to collapse the United States, overthrow it, establish a Totalitarian oligarchy, and as a necessary corollary to that, murder at least ten percent of the population as “die-hard, unreformable capitalists.” In 1980, that 10% worked out to 25 million human beings. Today, it would be 31 million – but heck, what’s another Holocaust (6 million) give or take?

Today, you are either Churchill or you are Chamberlain.

63 responses to “Barnhardt: Why The March 16th, 2012 White House Executive Order Is Different

  1. How many “liberals” will need to be “re-educated”,” I wonder?

    That’s what we have come to. To the knife, and that to the hilt, such is the gulf which 100 years of progressive-ism and the good folks complicity, ignorance and apathy has led us.

    Settle your moral dilemmas and gear up.

  2. She just laid out the case better than anyone ever has. The video at the end is the perfect capper. Bravo Ann Barnhardt!

    • Tim Marvin

      Ann broke it all down so everyone can understand it. I must admit that Obama surprised me with the timing. I figured he would wait until October to do this. His
      timeline is now! Now all of those Communist Czars Obama appointed will now get their marching orders, sooner rather than later.

      • I was thinking about the timing too, and it seems to me that he is working to get an apparatus in place. That takes time.

        The Czars were the first step in bypassing Congress, and that’s nice at the top, but he also has to have a mechanism whereby he can get his hands on the levers and switches all the way down to the county and municipality level. This puts the nerve structure in place.

        The next step will likely be some enhancement of his ground level shock troops, possibly through the SEIU, but more likely through the TSA. Choosing the TSA has a lot of advantages, it’s already domestic, uniformed, armed and loathed. It can also be expanded and stuffed with loyalist Obamanites. It’s also new (as government agencies go) so it’s mission and restrictions are less set.

        Of course, most TSA workers already are loyal Obamanites because they know that if the Republicans win in November, a lot of that organization is going to be overhauled, and a lot of them will be out on their butts.

        It wouldn’t be the first time in history that a small and somewhat innocuous government agency expanded well beyond it’s initial mission into something sinister and threatening.

    • A. Nony Mous

      Enemies Foreign and Domestic

      Mere fiction or a prophetic warning? Read it to decide.

    • ghostsniper

      Why Did The DHS Just Order 450 Million Rounds Of .40 Caliber Ammunition? The Department of Homeland security has just executed an order for enough rounds of 40 caliber ammunition to kill every man, woman and child in the United States.

      They need more ammo, lot’s more.
      US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan expended more than 30,000 rounds of ammunition per enemy killed. Using that model, 450,000,000 rounds is only good for 15,000 kills.

      I guarantee 1 kill for every 3 rounds and I have about 8,000 rounds on hand right now in various useable calibers. I’ll presume most serious civilian shooters are similarly *endowed and capable*. So again, yes they need more ammo. Or they need to stay on the porch.

  3. Larry Cravetz

    I think the Right wing has gone totally over the edge, is what I think!

    • Are you any relation to Gladys Cravetz?

      • No, he’s merely craven.

        And ignorant.

        And blind.


        Hey, Larry… Go tell Mo and Curly they wantcha!

    • I’m not the right wing, I’m a liberal and every word said here is the truth but then my definition of “liberal” is no doubt different that yours as is our reason for commenting.

      Are you one of the paid ones, or did you just volunteer?

  4. “I’ll concede the point that if this Executive Order was issued by – get this – Jimmy Carter or even Bill Clinton, I could buy the idea that it was merely an emergency protocol housekeeping item of some sort geared toward the reaction of the Federal Government after a nuclear attack. I’d be skeptical, but I would be open to the argument.”
    Ann…it was…this is a tweaked version of Clintons EO 12919, But includes a Draft component and has been updated to reflect DHS instead of FEMA.
    Clintons EO compiled many past EO’s pertaining to Continuity of Gov’t and Infrastructure seizure….

    • And there has been twenty years’ worth of infrastructure-building (much of which was not even possible back when Billy Jeff came to town) in support of tyranny since that time.

      As someone explained to me yesterday, the last few stitches are being put into the burial bag before freedom’s corpse is tossed from the Good Ship USA to feed the fish.

      All y’all ready?

    • Tony,

      And you can’t see the significance of it redounding to DHS instead of FEMA? Besides, the czars and Secretaries that are detailed in this document, and the control being given into their hands, directly speaks to the difference between past versions and this one.

  5. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism…

  6. Liberals who are not “cooperative” get the same treatment as the other side. Political activists and outspoken people are dangerous as “counter-revolutionaries” and must be swiftly dealt with. The sheep will be sheared as a group and many will die, but as a group rather than as individuals. The sheep are a resource to be protected as well as consumed.

    “Saving the resource” is why re-education camps exist. Suspect individuals will be placed in camp for 24/7 observation to find subversion or non-cooperative tendency. “Hard cases” will be identified and processed, while conforming individuals will be paroled to work units after re-training.

    A certain amount of Diesel fuel will be needed to rapidly dig pits, as well as trustworthy party members to supervise. If the machine operators are suspect, they go into the pit as well.

    As ever it is in different countries and different languages. Comm’s don’t stand for ideological diversity well.

    • “Saving the resource” is why re-education camps exist. Suspect individuals will be placed in camp for 24/7 observation to find subversion or non-cooperative tendency. “Hard cases” will be identified and processed, while conforming individuals will be paroled to work units after re-training.

      Reminds me of:

      Thu Duc was outside of Saigon, and I lived there in an old French villa for a year. After the Communists took over, they imprisoned approximately 100 junior officers in one of the buildings there. After a while, the men took a vote, and decided they would no longer put up with the indoctrination, so they barricaded the doors from within, and set the place on fire. All perished. I am sure there are countless other stories that we will never hear. The best estimate is that the Communists liquidated 80,000 Southerners.

    • And as Yuri Bezmenov told us, the useful fools will be killed too, as they will no longer be needed. That part will be almost worth the price of admission.

      It will be up to some of us to put the machine operators in the pit, especially the ones who are going along with the program.

      • “And those who cried, ‘Appease, appease!’
        Were killed by those they tried to please.”

  7. A. Nony Mous

    Perhaps Mr. Bracken is a bit too shy to mention one of his books, but I’m not. I would urge all readers of this thread to not only read “Enemies Foreign and Domestic” but also to forward the link to everyone on your email list, Facebook account or Twitter account who might be the least bit sympathetic. Word must go out about the INEVITABLE incident that will be akin to the Reichstag fire in Germany in 1933 – i.e. the excuse to finally institute all of those Draconian laws and EOs that now sit largely unused, the ones that will be used to attempt to enslave us.

  8. richard wagener

    Ann you have written a very very good summary of what the United States is facing in the near future. I commend you for your mastery of putting down the thoughts we are all pondering, sometimes silently, sometimes speaking out and asking, don’t these people get it? This article should be written into the Congressional Record, so future generations will realize there was a significant number of people who realized what this imposter was up to. I sincerely hope that history will show that we, the Patriots of this generation were successful in defeating this generation’s Dictator Wannabe, Barack Hussein Obama. This in spite of a spineless Congress trembling in the aisles of the District of Corruption. God Bless You Ann, and may God Bless and rescue this country, from all its enemies both foreign and domestic.
    Almighty God we acknowledge we are sinners. This country has strayed far from You and Your Laws. America, in many cases has renounced your being Sovereign Lord, and that everything we have, is due to your gracious bounty. Our Founders realized that the ideas, for this previously untried method of the citizens governing themselves, was doomed to failure if they did not have Your Divine Power and Blessings and Protection. They risked all for this great ideal, and You granted success to their endeavors. History shows us what happens when a great nation, Your Chosen People, turned from You, their Creator. They were over run by their enemies and carried away into captivity for four hundred years. Lord, America is headed on the same path to self destruction. Lord, please awaken this nation to your truth, and preserve us from the same foolishness. We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Redeemer. Amen

  9. We is all slaves now. . . . .

    • Mark Matis

      As I have said before:
      Got cocktails? Give ’em free late-night home delivery!

  10. Obama is acting more like Vladimer Putin every day.

  11. Kit Carson

    don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

  12. Kit Carson

    please to notice… everything that the current one is doing is exactly what the twofer crew from 92-00 wanted. the third way, healthcare, and no middleclass, class, class, shutup. they want commy drones jacked up on drugs, it’s where they come from.

  13. remember cocktails are 1/2 diesel, 1/2 gas

  14. Senator-Blutarksy

    well, well, well……………..little oral Annie is making the leap that an evil cabal is/has been ” CONSPIRING ” to do nasty things to the great unwashed to accomplish their goals. Who knows? If she quits doing novenas and other idolatrous rituals, she might recognize the footprint in things like OKC , 9-11 etc

    Hang in there sweet cheeks…………… will click some day !

    • Thanks, Senator. Just when I was getting depressed thinking about what Ann has said, you come along to lighten things up. Laughing at your idiocy – you are a Truther, aren’t you? – provides a small amount of amusement in an otherwise dire moment. Bless you, you Maher clone. I’m only surprised you didn’t get as filthy-mouthed as Louis C.K. when writing trash about a true lady. Why don’t you respond here and give us all something else to laugh at, maroon.

  15. Imagine the shock of the collectivists as they are pushed into camps right along with the rest of those not deemed “productive”.

    CA “All y’all ready?”
    As for being ready what comes to mind is the first time I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane… no I am not ready but I will do it anyway and do the job like my life depended on it.

  16. The Mexican angle is ill-understood. I could certainly think of circumstances where it would be in the interest of both the USA and human liberty generally to arm some groups against the socialist-feudalism that obtains in Mexico but I don’t think the guys who behead nuns for fun or a few pesos are the way to go and the Mexicans surely don’t either. These loons are more like the Khmer Rouge or the more local Shining Path but adding a crass material greed in with nonsensical, nihilistic, violent insanity.

  17. re:

    The usurper BHO is stiff arming our ‘You keep the change.’ plans with the full force of the usurped government.

    God have mercy on us. This is a good day for diligent prayer and fasting.

    On the worst days of King George’s madness he never had such presumptuous conceit as is ordinary for BHO & crew. This execution of this EO was prepared for by the NDAA and the unPatriot Act. Now you can know the tree by its fruit. With BHO’s ‘Preparedness’ EO you now have ‘War is Peace’.

    BHO’s executive order establishes Crony Communism in the United States. All other law but ‘commissar’ whim is ordered ephemeral under the appetite of the ‘commissars’ now. The government’s officers have shed their oath-bound-official-capacity and have made themselves into vain idols conceiting the ultimate authority over all property and human activity.

    God is our only remedy. The fear of God is the essential beginning of wisdom for all those who share BHO’s NWO fascist conceits. Unless God chooses to strike BHO in some fashion that makes it plain to most that it is God acting, not man or happenstance, the NWO cronies in both parties will rush to take up BHO’s mantle of conceit to authority against God and our Constitution.

    It is our Constitution, receiving its authority to become from ‘The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God’, that defines our part in God’s battle against the usurper’s conceit. Each of us own a part in that where right and duty define each other. America is still exceptional in that no matter what BHO says or does.

    Today our best action is is to listen as God speaks to each of us.

    Also please pray for VA Gov. Bob McDonnell as the beauty of Virginia’s Constitution and Law puts a particularly large burden of duty upon him at this time.
    Bob McDonnell will not be able to do his duty without the help of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.

  18. Hey! Blutarsky!

    Animal House is not exactly the best background for social and political commentary these days. Belushi was funny when we were 20-30 somethin’s and stoned. It’s a few decades and a lot of “progress” later.

    Yer juvenile snarkish adds little to the attempt at serious discussion and your constant assault on Ann Barnhardt (who, btw jealous bitch, trumps your IQ and relevance by orders of magnitude) exposes your lame agenda.


    • Free speech, bro.

      It cuts both ways.

      • True story, Pete. That is the only reason I didn’t ask the Senator to STFU.

        • Besides, Pete, free speech shouldn’t necessarily include nasty ad hominem, especially directed at a good person like Ann. His sexual references are unnecessary and worse than rude. But it’s your site, so I’ll STFU and accept how you want it to be. No bad feelings toward you, brother.

          • Heaven forfend that one challenge Miss Barnhardt’s previous statements knocking the conspiracy truthers yet now she appears to be buying into one. Reminds me of the folks who poo-pooed that fast n’ furious had nothing to due with being an end run around the 2nd ammendment (Ed at HotGas being one of them).

            • Bah, “had anything do due with…”.

            • Grenadier1

              Not to derail this discussion but seriously?
              I am more than willing to buy into conspiracy. Hell I even believe in UFO’s but to compare something well grounded like financial conspiracy with the metric fucktons of stupidity that come out of the “truther” movement is apples to rasins.
              One of those conspiracies involves basic human nature and a purile desire to rule the lives of other men.
              The other involves holographic airplanes, micro nukes and pinpoint flawless performance.

      • CA, nowhere did I try to circumvent his freedom to speak.

        I didn’t even tell him to stfu.

        If you speak in public and show your arse, you can expect criticism. I stand foursquare for scathing criticism and shaming as behavior modification.

  19. Absolutely brilliant, Ann.. A cold, harsh awakening to what many of us already know. Thanks for awakening us from our ‘media anesthesia’ state. Even WE need to be prodded once and awhile. Bottom line is.. BE PREPARED.

  20. Where are you Bill Ayers? You F’ing COWARD.

  21. They have been doing this for a long time folks. It wasn’t just pulled out of their rabbit hat. It is hardly new, just progressive. Obama isn’t … it. But certainly, he is part of… it. And… it… goes back a long time. Think they are stupid? Well… here YOU are. No offense intended. Hope you got armor… after all, someone has to worship the Beast. No?

  22. Over at the Examiner (got there through David Codrea’s site), I found this, from Kenneth Schortgen Jr:

    ” The purpose of President Obama signing this new Executive Order is yet unclear, however, it may coincide with information coming out of Israel yesterday that plans for a tactical or strategic strike on Iran are accelerating. Oil prices in Europe rose over $3 a barrel for Brent crude after the Israeli actions, and US oil prices rose $2 for WTI.

    The Obama administration appears to be preparing for a long drawn out war in the Middle East, or at the very least, an expected crisis that will require the need to override Constitutional authority and claim dominion over all resources in the United States under the guise of national defense. With the rise in Disaster Preparedness growing for both individuals and states leading up to yesterday’s Executive Order, the mood of the nation points strongly towards some event or disaster that will require massive preparations on a national as well as local scale.”

    Any takers on a bet this will be used to suspend elections, as our fearless “Leader” writes another EO declaring his need to remain in office during the course of this “emergency”?

    Was Barry Soetero really born in Kenya, or was it actually Manchuria? Just asking.

  23. You hit it right on the head. As I said in an earlier blog post on the same subject, we need to wake up and smell the coffee here.

    Reblogged to Constitution Club.

  24. Hey Reg…the reason it’s so ugly, and why the Good Guys are on the wrong track, is this: They don’t need to suspend elections. The overwhelming majority WANT this. If anyone doesn’t believe that, then just count the votes for the status quo and count the votes for Ron Paul.

    That leaves two options: Either accept this, figure out the challenges and move forward, or don’t accept it and watch history repeat itself for the umpteenth time, each time worse than the one before it.

    The rational man worries less about the errors that others are making–that’s too easy–and deals with the much tougher issue of the errors he’s making.

  25. It just NEVER ends… November ahead!!!

  26. She is always right on, fearless, fearsome, absolutely relentless and we should all be like Ann because we have only ourselves to blame for the situation we are in, i.e., under the thumb of a dictator who rose to power without a whimper from us who knew “something was wrong”.

    God bless you, Ann.

  27. Just wanted to show the that this is just a continuation, not a seizure…
    Passed by Bush…

    National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive



    Subject: National Continuity Policy


    (1) This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes “National Essential Functions,” prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.

    Again, this is almost identical to EO 12919 from 18 years earlier. Note what this EO specifically orders: identify, assess, be prepared, improve, foster cooperation. None of these items claim authority to seize private property and place them at the personal disposal of Obama. What follows after Section 103 are the directives for implementing these rather analytical tasks, mostly in the form of explicit delegations of presidential authority to Cabinet members and others in the executive branch..

    In fact, that’s almost entirely what it is. The original EO dealing with national defense resources preparedness was issued in 1939 (EO 8248) according to the National Archives. It has been superseded a number of times, starting in 1951 by nearly every President through Bill Clinton, and amended twice by George W. Bush.

    If there’s something significant added between this EO and 12919 and the Bush-amended versions of it in 2003 and 2008, point it out. Otherwise, this just restates the Bush-amended 12919 with current Cabinet nomenclature.
    One commenter notes that Obama has added to Section 201(b) the phrase “under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.” In 12919, though, the duties of the Cabinet Secretaries were not limited to emergency situations in Section 201(b), either.

    I said the same thing in ’96 when Clinton updated it and thought for sure this was the end, as I did when Bush updated it twice. and I can say the same thing knowing what I know about this particular subject, including it’s tie ins with Agenda 21. But….I’ve been researching this since it’s inception and realize that keeping us in fear and up in arm and looking like nuts, is exactly how they marginalize us. This is but a stepping stone for the future…again…. one small step for the NWO, one giant leap for control over the infrastructure of the US…..See…I realize that until they disarm us…they can’t really proceed…..

    I’m not saying this isn’t a bad thing. What I am saying is that it must be tempered with the same experiences from the past. You probably weren’t blogging back in ’97 when I had a Lyco’/Tripod page and said the exact same thing when Clinton did it, or even in 2003 when I said the exact same thing about Bush. After 51 years, I have learned that we are frogs…nothing drastic happens. That doesn’t mean don’t be vigilant and watchful, what it does mean is, you trust in God, you watch progressions and you maintain a level of trust in Christ (I do) that alleviates the stress these passages place upon us emotionally and intellectually. and you prepare….it is inevitable…He just doesn’t let us in on the timetable….

  28. “Of course, most TSA workers already are loyal Obamanites because they know that if the Republicans win in November, a lot of that organization is going to be overhauled, and a lot of them will be out on their butts.”

    The Repubs won’t do jack sh/t. They created the TSA. This left-right, dem-repub, lib-conserv stupidity is exactly what the real controllers want you to buy into.

  29. This is something that has been implemented for many years. “The New World Order” has been getting a root system going in just about every level of our country. The current administration just happens to be the ones that will bring it to reality. When Americans let the destruction of the Constitution began they opened the door to allow “Political Overthrow led by this administration to bring about change without hope”. If you think it is bad now give them another “election” and the leader of this current administration may well declare himself “President for life”.

  30. Earl P. Holt III

    Barack Hussein Obama’s heroes set the precedent: Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot each killed 10% (or better!) of their own populations which weren’t “reformable”…

  31. Richard O"Rourke

    Don’t worry goobers. When its the Repuglicans turn to take over (after screwing Ron Paul) you’ll go back to your quiet slumber and think everything is just hunky dory. Then the Democraps will come back again and you’ll start your phony myopic righteous indignation all over again. For crap sakes WAKE UP! They’re fascists not communists and we’re being trashed by ALL of them – including the ones you fawn over and vote for.

    • You don’t read much here, do you, Richard?

      Or is reading comprehension not your strong suit?

  32. Cassandra (of Troy)


    “Settle your moral dilemmas and gear up.”

    Exactly the point I’ve tried to make over at SSI, here, & elsewhere. And one must be totally & brutally honest w/ one’s self about who one is & what one can/will do in order to preclude unfortunate occurrences once the festivities ensue & afterward. Such a simple thing, yet so many don’t get it.

    Cassandra (of Troy)

  33. Cassandra, indeed.

    Nice bookend to this thread, thank you.