SK: Addicts In America


Yup.

Live like a junkie?

Get the junkie life.

Simple.

And inescapable – except through death or institutionalization – for only a very, very few.

Harden your hearts.

Withdrawal is coming.

20 responses to “SK: Addicts In America

  1. Underground Carpenter

    CA,

    That is one of SK’s best. More SK, less Barnhardt.

    Dave

  2. DG and AB are saying almost the same things, in different ways. I find SK’s detailed impending doom as a “current danger update”, vs. Ms. Barnhardt with her refreshing idealism and clear speech that a religious woman who “is already dead” can put forth. I don’t know about Hell, but I have met enough addicts to know about their agency on Earth.

    Deciding what and when to post is the job of the BlogMom, who does a good job for viewers of WRSA.

    Cheers.

  3. Good piece, detailed the doomed Tea Party from the start.
    Anyone ever ask why the rallies stopped? Think about it.
    Pisses me off too cause it seemed with the TPM long unanswered prayers had been realized.
    In some way most all of us are hooked on this soon to go Tango Uniform lifestyle. Something to think about.

  4. No the Tea Party did not stop, you can’t seem to understand that the Tea Party is a deep personal conviction in all who value our way of life and love this country. It is not a mob of fat men waving flags at the Lincoln Memorial.
    It is a multitude of like minded men and women who watch the news with a certain amount of trepidation and make the decision to run another mile or two on the weekend, compete in a 3 gun match on Sunday instead of watching football, don’t count us out. Hell I don’t even know a signed up TP member, but I know a bunch of people who put them to shame, privately.

  5. Tea Partiers have realized that gathering peacefully and displaying patriotic placards and flags was, essentially, a colossal waste of time and money. The next time they assemble, they’ll brandish something more lethal than signs or banners.

    • Really?
      Only about 20 of us showed up to the Ga. Capital to brandish our rifles and only a few of those were “Tea Party” members.
      No I think they are all at home convincing themselves they will do something “when the time is right” but that nagging little bug in the back of their head keeps reminding them they are face down and ass up every day of the week.

  6. Cassandra (of Troy)

    Gary Smith/26Sept12@21:28 & Voice/26Sept12@21:43,

    When the TEA Party publicly announced that non-violence is one of their foundational principles (as per Gandhi & Glenn Beck) & proved it by making it clear that the participation of the pro-2A/’Patriot’ folks wasn’t desired, they lost the ability to force the change they said they wanted & thereby self-eliminating themselves as a credible threat to the Imperium & their subsequent lack of electoral success reinforces that assessment.Nature generally & human history in particular teaches that predators don’t give a damn about the nobility of their prey’s cause or the depth of its commitment to the principles of love, peace, brother/sisterhood, flower power, & the right to free & universal hemorrhoid relief. Predators just want to dominate their prey, w/ the non-human ones doing so thru ingestion, the human ones thru either enslavement or death, & both want to achieve their respective results w/ as little effort as necessary.

    Believe it or not, like it or don’t, that’s simply the way things are from the micro to macro level. That fact doesn’t necessarily mean that such is how things HAVE to/SHOULD be nor does it mean that change attempts shouldn’t be made, but until whatever Supreme Deity/Deities decide to actively change this situation or a self-imposed comprehensive disavowal of predation occurs, it’s wise for those w/o a desire for martyrdom to deal w/ the reality of the situation & make the predators understand that their activity has a price that might be too high for them to survivably pay.

    And that’s where force comes in, whether it be represented by horns/hooves/teeth or fists/feet/clubs/sharp, pointy objects/bangsticks/BOOM toys, & the Founder’s acceptance of this truth & readiness to address same was expressed many times publicly & in their writings. Imo, Patrick Henry said it best in the following.:

    “Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth-and listen to the song of the siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it.”
    Speech at St. John’s church
    Richmond, VA
    23March1775
    http://www.patrickhenrycenter.com/Speeches.aspx

    “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
    Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention
    05June1788
    http://www.constitution.org/rc/rat_va_04.htm#henry-01

    There’s another, more succinct, way of saying the above.:

    “Si vis pacem, para bellum”
    De Re Militari
    Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

    Cassandra (of Troy)

    • Cassandra of Troy: Spot on as usual. You accurately described the Tea Partiers in my pathetic little corner of OR. They seem to delight in rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. They shun and marginalize anyone who would dare suggest they get some preparedness and firearms training.

    • Dead solid perfect appraisal.
      ” they lost the ability to force the change they said they wanted & thereby self-eliminating themselves as a credible threat to the Imperium”
      I would add to that becoming a cheering section for the RNC did not help either.
      Denial will run it’s course , it always does.

  7. After the first failed treasury auction it wont matter much what political party you supported. The only relevant people in your life will be the ones within bullet chucking range.
    Maybe a bunch of years later you’ll be able to dust off that Tea Party badge and have reunion but it’ll probably have to be held within walking distance…
    Voting at this stage is like choosing whether to go over the cliff at 100mph today or 60 mph tomorrow. I prefer 60 tomorrow because it gives me more time to prep, but there are plenty of good arguments for 100mph today…

    • “…go over the cliff at 100mph today or 60 mph tomorrow…”
      ==================

      Your premise is flawed because you under estimate gov’t idiocy.
      It could very well go over the edge at 10mph today or 1000mph tomorrow.
      NEVER count on the gov’t for anything except failure, expense and misery.

    • Cassandra (of Troy)

      Joe Sixpack/27Sept12@07:42,

      Seeing how the Imperium/its allies will handle that situation will be highly entertaining & very informative, we’ll probably go to Orange Alert/DEFCON 2 due to the large number of public meltdowns (or flight/suicide caused absences) of Imperium functionaries/sycophants who try to BS the populace about how inconsequential such an event really is. The losses at MSNBC alone will be massive followed closely by CNN & Bloomberg, & even some on Fox ‘News’ (‘His Majesty’ O’Reilly, for one) will likely succumb to the onset of Acute Reflexive Torsional Cranium Separation Syndrome/ARTCSS.

      And should the PR efforts of the Imperium/its allies fail to assuage the fears of the American herd & The Runs begin, a DSE/Declaration of a State of Emergency (& the activation of all of its ‘non-existent’/’ridiculous’/’paranoiac’ provisions) will likely occur & if THAT doesn’t calm things down then it’s Katy, Bar The Door!/FESTIVAL!, FESTIVAL!

      But I’m a pessimist, so just disregard the above, break out your favorite artificial endorphin/s, & crank up Bobby McFerrin.

      Cassandra (of Troy)

  8. Confronted with his freedom, man begs for his chains. We all got weaknesses. Mine is red heads and shooting things. H’yar we go.

  9. On the topic of the Tea Party: The Tea Party was a reflex reaction to over-reach by Obama. I don’t see how anyone on the Patriot end of the spectrum could view it as anything but a very postive effort. Sure it wasn’t as hardcore as many here would like, but there were a lot of grandmothers at those rallies. What do you want? I’m not sure the Tea Party was coopted by the GOP.

    The biggest effect they had politically was to move the GOP to the right a bit. More small government types, less RINOs. And a bunch of the existing RINOs started to act a bit more like conservatives, less go-along-to-get-along with the Libs/Dems. This was accomplished by challenging entrenched Republicans who had been coopted in the primaries. Some survived, some lost their primaries to Tea Party insurgents who went on to lose (Sharon Angle), some won. (Rand Paul). Overall a postive outcome. Fewer appear to be the type of people who will compromise on gun control legislation, if nothing else.

    The single person who did the most to screw up the Tea Party movement was Glenn Beck, in my opinion. He took a very political movement, the first one of any size organized around limited government and the Constituion in my life, and turned it not a quasi-religious revival. What an idiot he is! Honestly, the problem with America is not that we don’t worship MLK enough! And of course Glenn made the focus on himself, being a narcissist.

    The end result, even after Beck’s attempted co-opting of the movement, was a huge shift in the House to the GOP in 2008. Again, not solving all the problems of the Republic, but a better outcome than the alternative.

  10. Joe Sixpack says: “After the first failed treasury auction it wont matter much what political party you supported.”

    Why would a treasury auction ever fail? That’s so old-school, to keep talking like th market is buying our debt. You need to read up on Operation Twist (now extended till at least end of 2012, but of course it can be extended forever) and QE3 – which is explicitly open ended.

    Even the mainstream financial commentators on CNBC are starting to admit the truth: the fed is buying almost 100% of the US deficit right now. Zero Hedge ran an analysis showing that the Fed bought 91% of long term securities in 2012.

    So no treasury auction will ever fail. The “primary dealers” will line up to buy 1/2 the offering, just like they do now. They are ll TBTF banks like Goldman, that don’t care if the yeild is a quarter of a percent because they are using zero percent money from various Fed ‘facilities’ to buy them, and the Fed re-purchases a lot of it shortly, anyway. THey still pocket the fees.. And the rest the Fed will buy outright under various programs like TWIST or wahtever ridiculous name they come up with next.

    Readjust your thinking to the new reality. No failed auctions, ever. That doesn’t mean the whole system won’t collapse, but that’s not the weak point it’s going to let go at, as many keep suggesting.

  11. I really don’t give a fuck about the Tea Party organized or otherwise. But some seem intent on labeling everyone and blissfully passing judgement
    as they would anal wind.
    Call the people who stand prepared to react to the anarchy that is coming
    anything you want, discount their will to defend what is theirs at your peril.
    Where I live folks will cut their nose to spite their face.
    Stubborn people just keep getting up, you can kill us but you can’t eat us.
    Well maybe some of you would.