America: The Divided
By: J.D. Longstreet
It has been said: “Freedom stands on five boxes: The Soap Box, The Ballot Box, the Jury Box, the Witness Box, and… the Cartridge Box."
as so many of us predicted, gun sales and ammo sales went through the
roof in America when Obama was elected (the first time) in 2008. It did
not take the use of my crystal ball to foretell this still on-going
event. All it took was a wee bit of common sense and paying attention
to the world around me.
Back in November of 2008,
Americans forsook much of what The Founders of this great country taught
us and much of what The Founders, themselves, had interwoven into the
fabric of this great republic. Americans elected a president
whose political philosophy can only be described as socialist. And then…
the American voters bolstered the strength of the already very large
socialist element in our Congress with even more socialists who continue
to refer to themselves as democrats even though their façade is crystal
clear allowing the truth of what, and whom, they are to come shining
through (“You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time!”) Now America, for (NEARLY) all intents and purposes, has a socialist government in place.
If you take the time to read up on socialism you find, almost immediately… in every definition, that socialism is defined as the first step a nation takes towards communism.
As of this hour, America stands divided --- right down the middle.
Half the country has expressed a desire to go socialist/communist, and
the other half has expressed a desire to remain a free, constitutional
republic. Even an idiot knows “a nation divided cannot stand.”
much as I despise saying this, it does appear a fight is brewing.
Those Americans who wish to preserve America as a free nation are
“gearing up” with the intention of “manning the barricades” to defend
liberty in this country. Somehow, and this is really depressing,
somehow, the socialists in America cannot get their minds wrapped around
the fact that “liberty loving Americans” are prepared to take up arms to defend their country. Indeed, those “liberty loving Americans” are rushing to procure arms and ammunition for what they fear might, at some point, become more than a verbal fight… more than a battle fought with rhetoric.
Those who say there is no way "American freedom fighters"
can win against the socialist government now in power should lend an
ear to what one of our founding fathers had to say when the exact same
objection was offered as a reason colonists should not go against Great
It was March 23rd, 1775, in Virginia. Virginian Patrick Henry was addressing the Virginia legislature. He explained:
" ... the British plainly meant to subjugate America by force. Because
every attempt by the Americans at peaceful reconciliation had been
rebuffed, the only remaining alternatives for the Americans were to
accept slavery or to take up arms. If the Americans did not act soon,
the British would soon disarm them, and all hope would be lost." SOURCE: http://www.davekopel.org/2A/LawRev/american-revolution-against-british-gun-control.html
Then Henry attempted to strengthen the spines of the doubters among that august body by saying the following: “The
millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a
country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our
enemy can send against us,” he promised. SOURCE: http://www.davekopel.org/2A/LawRev/american-revolution-against-british-gun-control.html
A single event, totally unexpected, could easily be the spark that ignites the next American revolution.
don't think most of America understands just how close we came, earlier
this year, to armed conflict on our shores. The national argument over
gun control came very close to providing that spark.
of history will recall that it was confiscation of guns and gun powder
by the British that provided the spark that ignited the First American
Revolutionary War and eventually led to a rag-tag bunch of farmers and
tradesmen whipping the world's superpower on the field of battle and
wining independence for the American colonies, which would soon become
the United States of America.
Yes, even wars can be initiated by people who do not know their history and are, therefore, doomed to repeat it.
nations of the world are looking at Americans and they see it, as
well. The Chinese Communists, who have been underwriting America’s
debt for many years now, are concerned that if America begins to break
apart, they, the Chinese, stand an exceedingly good chance of losing all
the money they have lent us over the years. They are worried. China’s
Premier, Wen Jiabao, has said: "We have made a huge amount of
loans to the United States. Of course we are concerned about the safety
of our assets. To be honest, I'm a little bit worried, I would like to
call on the United States to honor its words, stay a credible nation and
ensure the safety of Chinese assets." Wen made those comments at a news conference at the close of China's annual legislative session March 13th, 2009.
Just how serious is it? It is far more serious than the average American knows, at the moment. I don’t expect the MSM will cover this story any more than they absolutely must.
get a true feel for what is happening in America today you have to go
to the regional news outlets, such as regional newspapers, and small
town papers and even, as we said above, “off-shore” news organizations.
The Mainstream Media, especially the US branch, is not going to
report anything that might bring into question the great Socialist
Utopia they supported by diving headlong into the tank for Obama.
Even as their great journalistic empires crash down around their
shoulders, as is happening today, they simply cannot let loose of their
leftist agenda and report the news that accurately reflects what is
happening in American society today. To learn the truth you have to
look elsewhere. I have learned that to acquire timely knowledge
about current events in America today a visit to off-shore press
publications is an absolute necessity.
There is an excellent article at the “Tulsa World” site. It was posted in 2009 just a few short months after Obama;'s election. It is entitled: “Sales of guns, ammo still high”
with a subtitle of: “One shop says the "hoarding" of ammunition since
Obama's election has created a shortage.” You’ll find it at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Sales_of_guns_ammo_still_high/20090313_11_a1_aruger442781
you have been laboring under the mistaken impression that an Obama
presidency would “unite” the nation this article might shed some light
on the just how wrong you are. It is entitled: “Liberals told to leave. An instructor for a hunter safety course orders Obama voters to get out of his class.” You’ll find it at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Liberals_told_to_leave/20090307_16_a1_thirte498540
If nothing else,
this story demonstrates the depth of the distrust and the degree of
repugnance of, and for, the socialists now in charge of our country, by a
huge cross section of the American population.
The fact is that public confidence in the government, by Americans, is low and getting even lower…and it is doing so rapidly!
socialists and the neo-socialists, who populate Congress today, have
done exactly as we expected and even predicted they would do. They have
over-reached. That was not tough to predict. As someone
recently said, betting that democrats will over reach is like betting
that democrats will commit voter fraud. It is a sure thing!
Allow me to rephrase my statement above reference over reaching: "They have overreached in so far as freedom, and liberty loving American are concerned." One must remember that today, as difficult as it is to believe, nearly one half of the American electorate is happy with socialism -- and Obama's socialist government -- and would blissfully make a present of their allegiance to a communist government in America -- in the blink of an eye.
Those Americans who still cherish freedom and liberty must take, in my opinion, a realistic view of the situation as it exists at this moment in America. And realistically -- we are NEVER going to win those lost souls back. They are gone. They
have willingly accepted slavery in exchange for security, or what they
THINK is security. In fact, it is voluntary servitude to the state.
They climbed into their cells, closed and locked the door, and tossed
the key to their caretakers.
Again, realistically, maybe it is a good thing we can now identify the socialists and communists among us. (Historically
they are the least informed among us: the least educated, the least
sophisticated, the most insecure, and quite often the neediest, and the
laziest among any society.) For when the divide of America moves from rhetorical to physical, it is THOSE PEOPLE we do not want on our side of the border.
When the backlash has begins, I am afraid tar, feathers, and rails will no longer suffice as they once did in the days of yore. Pity.
© J. D. Longstreet