IS HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE A CURSE?

Could a knowledge of history be considered a curse? Would one’s life be much less complicated if they had the equivalent of historical Alzheimer’s? I have been asking myself that question more and more recently, especially after the response or lack of same to my article yesterday.

Those who have responded to my most recent offering have cited their belief in the fact Trump might be for real and why have I given up hope, for “without hope, we are lost.”  Such responses really increased after Trump’s acceptance speech last night, a speech I am forced to admit I did not watch or hear. Trump certainly has given birth to new waves of hope across this country, to that I must admit. But, having a knowledge of history, which prevents waking every day to a new world of hope, I look instead to the facts of history for my political perspective.

My study of the founding era of this country has many times focused on the knowledge of history and the understanding of the “nature of man” by so many of those we refer to as “our founders.” Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence is based almost entirely on his understanding of the past. Without that understanding of history and the frailties of man, Jefferson could not have written such a powerful document.

When in the course of human events” is the lead phrase. This indicates a knowledge of those events. Jefferson refers to “governments long established” and “all experience has shewn” are other indicators of Jefferson’s knowledge of history. “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States” is Jefferson’s lead into what I refer to as his bill of indictment in the third paragraph in which he details those “injuries and usurpations.”

James Madison spent countless hours studying the histories of ancient governments before preparing for the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Americans today are more ignorant of their own history than possibly any other generation in this country’s lifespan. While they can recite chapter and verse of many sports statistics or events surrounding current celebrities, many don’t have a clue as to the founding of their own country; why we separated from Great Britain and when that actually occurred. If you doubt this for a minute just check out this video. Ignorance is truly bliss and I’ll bet these people vote.

A great majority of Americans have no historical basis on which to make informed decisions when they do vote, so all they have to go on is emotion and whatever lies the politicians can dream up. The fact these promises of what a candidate is going to do almost never happen doesn’t seem to deter the ever “hopeful” voter.

Emotions certainly play a big role in this process. Proof positive is how many people vote for one candidate whom they are not entirely sure of so as to not vote for the other one whom they really hate. They claim a vote not cast is a vote for the candidate they oppose and frequently claim this election is the most important in history. Were they to truly know our history they would realize probably the most important election in history was the congressional election of 1789 in Virginia between James Madison and James Monroe. To know why is to understand your country’s history. * Hint—it’s importance is the direct opposite of what most revisionist historians claim.

We haven’t voted for a political candidate for president because he stood squarely on the Constitution and made that the paramount subject of his candidacy in our lifetimes. Yet, millions write and proclaim on social media their hope that once elected their chosen candidate will somehow adopt constitutional principles. How has that worked so far? Since a sacred oath to uphold and defend our Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic constitutes the main requirement of their oath after an election, why does it not matter before the election? If the people who vote for a candidate do not insist on a complete understanding and support for our constitutional underpinnings before the election, only hope would make one believe the Constitution will matter to anyone who has acquired the office without it.

Then there is the matter of voter fraud. How does hope prevent that? How does hope prevent the US Supreme Court from ordering the votes stop being counted in order to influence an election in favor of the power cabal’s chosen one? Yes, that happened in 2000, but many folks did not care if the Constitution was trashed because they hated Al Gore and hoped Bush would be better. How did that work?

How does hope prevent voter fraud that was plainly evident in Ohio in the 2004 election? How does it prevent the voter fraud that was obvious in the GOP primaries in 2008 and 2012 which was aimed at Ron Paul? How does hope prevent the voter fraud that was obvious in the most recent primaries both on the Democrat and GOP sides? How can you claim a vote I don’t cast is a vote for the opponent of your candidate, yet ignore the rampant proof of voter fraud in election after election? If you know the game is rigged, why do you keep playing?Hope is not a method! How can you continue to gamble with the future of your children and grandchildren betting in a game you know is fixed?

Voting is said to be an “obligation” in a democracy—many hang their hats on that declaration. Yet, history tells us our founders despised a democracy. Ah, historical Alzheimer’s is so comforting. Every election is a new experience where the masses are not troubled with the past failures of their hope or the warnings of those who founded this country.

I have been asked repeatedly in the past couple of days: “without hope what do we have? My answer is this: with hope exhibited in election after election, what do we have now?

In the 1960s, Georgetown professor Carroll Quigley wrote a masterful book titled “Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time.” In this book, Quigley documents how our government is totally controlled by the banking elite and one world government folks and how elections are nothing but a sham designed to provide the masses with hope. (Pay close attention to the title of the book) Ah, but that is in the past and our historical Alzheimers makes every election a new experience. That is why the writings and lectures of Quigley are ignored or quickly forgotten.

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”  

Most Americans are mentally astute enough to understand organized crime, the Black Panthers or the Black Lives Matter movement cannot be changed to any extent by adding or appointing new members to the organization. Somehow, the same principle is lost when it comes to voting in new members to the criminal cabal that is our government.

One of our founders, the one known to many of his fellow countrymen as having the most devout Christian faith, Patrick Henry, was faced with a similar dilemma as what we face today. Henry had shown up at St. John’s Church for the Second Virginia Convention where many had traveled to avoid the prying eyes and ears of British governor, Lord Dunmore. Attendance was heavy at this meeting with those who did not fit into the church, standing outside the windows in order to hear the proceedings. Peyton Randolph was elected president of this convention.

During these proceedings Patrick Henry offered three resolutions, the first was for ” a well-regulated militia” to be formed to preclude the need for a “standing army” of British troops. The second of his resolutions dealt with how the militia would be constructed etc. His third resolution would prove to be the most provocative. This resolution set off a very intense debate. Here is the wording of that controversial resolution. “Resolved therefore that this Colony be immediately put into a posture of Defence” and a committee be appointed “to prepare a plan for embodying, arming and disciplining Such a Number of Men as may be sufficient to that purpose.” (Capitalization in original)

The debate over this resolution raged on until Patrick Henry stood to address those in opposition. While this speech is famous or used to be for the last sentence, the main volume of wording is much more powerful and addresses the illusion of hope which permeates today’s political landscape.

“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 that 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. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.”

Henry described so eloquently what happens to a people who listen to the siren song of hope until they are transformed into beasts. Watching the various political protests, riots and shootings around this country one would be hard pressed to argue with Henry’s assessment. He also states he would “rather know the truth and provide for it” and he knows of no way to “judge the future but by the past.” For those with ears to hear and eyes to see, my point about participating in the voting sham should be obvious.

I have been told that if I do not vote I have no right to complain. But, I believe just the opposite; only those who do not participate in a criminal endeavor have a right to condemn it.

History tells us that historical Alzheimers is fatal to freedom and liberty.

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO FUNERAL FOR THE PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ~ Mark Twain

Recently, I read somewhere that there were no funerals for the dead principles of Liberty. Obviously, the author of this statement has never watched a political convention. Where else can one see an event which costs millions upon millions of dollars where all the political celebrities make an appearance and their words are applauded to the rafters time after time, yet the founding principles established by our founders along with the reasons which buttress those principles are never mentioned?

Americans labor falsely under the insane belief they live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” I believe author Richard Kegley was correct when he stated, “…with respect to the government and union of states… [this] has led to the greatest confidence game ever played in the history of man. Most everything you believe about your ‘country’ is a lie or is at least factually incorrect. Because arguably, you do not live in a Republic, you are not a citizen of one, and you have no God given unalienable rights under your current citizenship status, rather you have civil rights given by and at the whim of the present government.” ~ U.S. of A vs U.S. The loss of legal memory of the American State by Kegley, Henderson, Wahler, HKW Publishing, 2006.

Possibly nowhere can the absolute proof of this statement be better found than in perusing what is called “social media.” Using a nom de plume, I spent several hours in recent weeks browsing through the posts of people who claim to love this country and honor its founding principles. (self-proclaimed conservatives) Once I read their posts or statements, which in many instances were just repeats or “likes” of what others had posted, I would simply ask a relevant question. What is relevant to me was obviously not relevant to others. The axiom that insults are the arguments of those who have no answers was many times the dominant theme of my correspondence with these “patriotic” folk.

One person had gone into detail about his anger when he learned that Hillary Clinton had not been put under oath when she was questioned concerning her email server irregularities. Hillary is nothing if not cunning. She remembers her husband and former president was disbarred for lying under oath. A politician can stand and lie openly to the American people with few problems (I did not have sex with that woman) but being placed under oath is somewhat more restrictive (at least it used to be). Seeing how angry this man was about the FBI not placing Hillary under oath, I dared ask him if he was as equally disturbed when George W. Bush and VP Dick Cheney refused to testify under oath to the 9/11 Commission? Oops, I should not have gone there for his almost immediate response was to “get that liberal crap out of here” followed by a barrage of invectives that I will not repeat on this medium. He became even more upset when I asked him if he believed the truth was “liberal crap.” Oh, the conflicted state of the conservative mind.

I also happened upon a group of folks who were posting comments about the wonderful “democracy” that is our government and its advantages over all the others. When I asked how they justified their love of “our democracy” with the unassailable fact that our founders despised a democracy and provided quotes from John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and even included Karl Marx’s quote that “democracy was the road to Socialism,” I got nothing—Nothing but crickets—at least they didn’t hurl insults.

I became nauseous with all the adoration and praise for the “thin blue line” and how these people put their lives on the line every day for others and how their jobs are so dangerous. Of course, these folks were not interested in the fact being a police officer in this country does not even rank in the top ten most dangerous professions according to the US Department of Labor statistics. Garbage collectors, farmers, and ranchers are at greater risk.

There was a picture of a large cop of the black persuasion wearing a “T” shirt which said, “the police are here to protect your ass not to kiss it.” Got just one comment when I stated I didn’t want them to protect me, I would handle that myself and also questioned if this could have been one of the cops who went door to door unconstitutionally and unlawfully collecting privately owned firearms in New Orleans after Katrina, might have been with the FBI at Waco or Ruby Ridge or might have pulled the trigger on LaVoy Finicum in Oregon. More crickets.

One of those posting their “unquestioned’ support for law enforcement in America was puzzled somewhat when I asked if he supported the police when they enforced unconstitutional laws. When questioned, he stated that even though the police took a sacred oath to uphold the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, they were far too busy to take the time to study and understand what laws were or were not constitutional. He stated those decisions should be left to the courts. Oh, happy day!!!! This conservative trusts the judicial system, perhaps even Judge Posner of the 7th Appeals Court who one week ago posted this:

“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course less for many of the amendments). Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today.”  

But, the judge, once confronted with his blasphemy, said that his statement above was misunderstood and blamed it on his “lack of clarity.” One can only wonder about the judge and his knowledge of the English language. Can’t help but wonder what his definition of “absolutely” might be and how his use of that word lacked clarity? I also can’t help but wonder if his decisions affecting the lives of others issued from the bench are as convoluted as his weak attempt at contrition for being blatantly stupid?

Judge Posner would find many kindred souls on social media. They seem to be as confused and lacking clarity as he.

Of course, there was one man who claims conservative principles on social media who was full of insults but was unaware conservatives and constitutionalists should be on the same side politically. He was most disdainful of “historians” and thought the famous painting by Don Troiani of the “Boy Colonel” Henry Burgwyn at Gettysburg was a “cartoon.” This is the battle we true Southrons face when we know the truths of history and try to share them with others.

Another gentleman who claims conservative values stated his support for “Tort reform” in the battle currently taking place in Arkansas concerning the Seventh Amendment. This man is perfectly willing to dispense with the guarantees of the Seventh Amendment for expediency and what would equate to protecting the financial interests of owners of nursing homes in his home state as opposed to those who were injured at the hands of employees of these nursing homes. When I asked him if he disagreed with our founders on the importance of Trial by Jury and what other of our Bill of Rights he was willing to trade away for political expediency, I got no answer.

People, we in this country are in serious trouble if these folks on social media are any representative of the average “conservative” in our country. We have truly lost all understanding of why many of our founders fought so hard to provide a government that would protect the rights of individuals down through time.

One of the warnings of our founders we continue to ignore happens to be the dangers of a “standing army.” With the militarization of law enforcement at every level that standing army has grown significantly in numbers since 2001.

The late, highly decorated, Phoenix police officer Jack McLamb once said, “when tyranny comes to your door it will be wearing a uniform.” I’m sure the people in New Orleans who had their privately owned firearms seized unconstitutionally and illegally by members of law enforcement, National Guard, and Coast Guard and physically abused if they refused can readily attest to the accuracy of McLamb’s prediction. By the way, absolutely no one I asked on social media about this event, even when referencing the video vividly showing these acts made by the NRA, could explain why it happened and could guarantee it would not happen again. Hey, Southern Poverty Law Center, if it has already happened it cannot by definition be a “conspiracy theory.”

Going back to 1980, then Attorney General of the United States, Edwin Meese stated, “I think now the American people are ready to give up some of their Bill of Rights so that we can do something about the drug and crime problem in America.” The people have complied, the guarantees of the 4th Amendment are a distant memory and people are being murdered in large numbers every day in the inner cities of our country. Would this stop if we gave up all our rights?

Readers, the funeral for the principles of Liberty was held long ago. Liberty was murdered by those who claimed most to support those principles. Conservatives today are just dancing on the grave. Tune in tonight for the final episode.

Every election is a sort of advance auction on stolen goods.” ~H. L. Mencken

And the most valuable stolen good has to be our Liberty and that of our posterity.

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN OUR GOVERNMENT BECAME A COMPLETELY CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

(Revised edition of article originally written in August of 2015 but never posted to this blog)

By legal definition, the government of this country has been a criminal enterprise since April of 1865. When the Confederate States capitulated, “Just” government as defined in our Declaration of Independence ceased to exist in this country. One can blather on about slavery and racism, both of which have replaced baseball as the national pastime, until pigs fly—it will not change the fact that at the time the Southern states voted to secede, slavery was constitutional in this country; reprehensible and unconscionable yes, but still constitutional. Therefore, it would have been impossible for the Southern states to have seceded to protect slavery, for slavery legally existed before and after articles of secession were voted on and passed by the people of those states.

The U.S. Supreme Court in 1857 in the Dred Scott opinion, confirmed the constitutionality of slavery. Of course, that opinion was morally bankrupt, just like a number of recent decisions rendered by the sacerdotal nine such as the Affordable Care Act, the Patriot Act, The National Defense Authorization Act and many more.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1776 that a “Just” government required the “consent of the governed.” In 1861-62 several states withdrew their consent to be governed by what they viewed as a tyrannical government. While indeed a case can be made that South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas seceded, in part, because of slavery, the same is certainly not true of Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. (It should be noted here that Texas actually submitted the articles of secession to the people of that state for a popular vote. The final vote was 44,317 in favor of secession, 13,020 opposed.

It is also of particular note that when the Texas legislature voted to secede and included an amendment to submit the final vote to the people, there was in San Antonio a US government arsenal with a 3,000 man garrison. When the Texas committee on public safety authorized the seizure of all federal property in the state, the garrison was allowed to leave peacefully. Lincoln did not in any way attempt to retain this post or resupply the government forces there. Compare this please with the events which later occurred at Ft. Sumter.

So, if slavery was not the reason for the vote to secede by the four states mentioned earlier—then why did those four Southern states, all of which initially voted to stay in the Union eventually vote to secede? Let’s look at each of them.

ARKANSAS:

When a compromise could not be reached among the delegates to the initial secession convention, it was agreed the issue of secession would be put to a vote of the people. This vote was scheduled for August of 1861. Of course, debate continued around the state.

Then, on April 12, Fort Sumter was fired upon in response to resupply efforts by Union ships. Subsequent to Ft. Sumter, Lincoln ordered governor Rector to provide 780 men to assist in invading the states that had seceded previously (to put down the rebellion). Governor Rector promptly refused.

The secession convention reconvened on May 6, 1861, and at 10 minutes past 4 that afternoon the Arkansas delegates “declared their independence from the United States” by a vote of 65-5 with 4 of the opposing votes later changing their votes to the affirmative.

Therefore, many of the delegates who were anti-slavery and voted consistently to remain in the Union changed their votes almost unanimously when Lincoln ordered the state to supply troops to invade the Southern states. Arkansas seceded, not to support slavery, but seceded rather than supply troops to invade their sister states.

NORTH CAROLINA

      First, it should be noted the people of North Carolina had refused to include Abraham Lincoln on the presidential ballot in 1860. The majority of voters supported John C. Breckenridge and Constitutional Union Party candidate John Bell in that election because both candidates had expressed allegiance to the Union. It was obvious the people of North Carolina were desirous of staying in the Union, but a union without Lincoln as president.

Those who favored Union in the Tar Heel State; the yeoman farmer (who seldom owned slaves) of the piedmont and mountainous western part of the state were in the majority and when secession was first put to a vote the supporters of remaining in the Union prevailed 47,323 to 46,672.

Then came Ft. Sumter. On April 15th President Lincoln called for troops from North Carolina to which Governor Ellis responded, “You can get no troops from North Carolina.” A convention met in Raleigh in May to revisit the issue of secession. The enthusiasm and fervor of the initial debate was gone. The convention was characterized by speeches of those who had previously favored union to secession and their denunciation of Lincoln’s “aggression.” Former Unionist, George Badger, introduced a resolution for separation based on “the right of revolution” but it was defeated by a resolution to “dissolve the Union by repeal of ratification.” Delegate Jonathan Worth stated, “Lincoln has made us a unit to resist until we repel our invaders or die.” It has been stated by the North Carolina History Project that “Tar Heels of North Carolina seceded as an act of self-defense.” Is self-defense “racial?”

It should also be noted that North Carolina provided more supplies and men to the Confederate States and lost more men killed on the field of battle than any other state. This they did, not to support slavery, but as an act of self-defense. Revisionist historians, government lackeys, cultural Marxists, a majority of teachers, college professors, and race-baiters ignore this fact completely.

TENNESSEE

      According to documents at the University of Middle Tennessee, “[Tennessee] residents exhibited little support for secession until the April 1861 firing on Ft. Sumter and Lincoln’s call for troops.”

It should be noted here that like North Carolina, Abraham Lincoln did not appear on the presidential ballot in Tennessee in 1860. Carrying all of Tennessee’s electoral votes was John Bell of the Constitutional Union Party who secured 48% of the popular vote.

In February of 1861, after seven states had voted to secede, voters in Tennessee voted overwhelmingly against convening a state convention on secession. But, after Ft. Sumter and Lincoln’s order for Tennessee to provide two regiments of troops to invade the seceded states, Tennessee voted to secede on June 8th of 1861. Interesting note: the citizens of Eastern Tennessee unsuccessfully petitioned the state to remain in the Union.

Here again is documented proof another state which initially refused to secede, voted to secede rather than provide troops to invade their sister states.

VIRGINIA

      On February 13, 1861, delegates representing every county in the state of Virginia met in convention and voted to remain in the Union. In an early exhibit of transparency in government, the governor and legislature of Virginia invited the newspapers of the day to witness and report on the convention with the Richmond Enquirer selected to “publish a full record of the proceedings” for public consumption.

On April 17, after receiving orders to provide troops to “put down the rebellion,” Virginia governor John Letcher responded to Lincoln’s request directly to Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s Secretary of War:

SIR: I received your telegram of the 15th…in which I am requested to detach from the militia of the State of Virginia “the quota designated in a table,” which you append, “to serve as infantry or riflemen for the period of three months, unless sooner discharged.”

In reply to this communication, I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern States, and a requisition made upon me for such an object — an object, in my judgment, not within the purview of the Constitution or the act of 1795 — will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war, and having done so, we will meet it in a spirit as determined as the Administration has exhibited towards the South. Respectfully,

JOHN LETCHER. (Emphasis mine)

I highly recommend you read the entirety of Governor Letcher’s communications with Secretary of War Cameron which can be found here.

Documented history reveals four (4) states did not secede because of slavery but due to the unconstitutional acts of Abraham Lincoln. Several of these states viewed Lincoln’s call-up of troops to “put down the rebellion” an act of war and certainly unconstitutional as the Congress had not been consulted when Lincoln’s orders were issued to the states to provide troops. Lincoln was clearly in violation of Article III Section III of the Constitution which defines Treason. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them…”

Lincoln issued an order calling up troops unconstitutionally in order to “put down the rebellion” which would require “levying war against them (states),” for, according to Lincoln, all states that had seceded were still in the Union. Therefore, Lincoln ordered up troops unconstitutionally in order to commit an act of Treason. At least four states saw it this way and withdrew their consent to be governed by tyranny. It should be noted that according to our Constitution (Article IV Section IV) the governor or legislature must request the federal government to intervene in a domestic disturbance (rebellion) within a state. If the Southern states were still in the Union as Lincoln declared, he violated the Constitution by sending troops into those states without the proper request by the governor or legislatures of those states.

The battle flags that flew over the soldiers and sailors from these four states cannot logically be called “racist.” To do so conforms only to the wishes of the cultural Marxists who currently control our government, our media and the emotional minds of the grossly uneducated/socialist indoctrinated in this country, known to Rebels as useful idiots.

If you stand for “resistance to tyranny” and oppressive government, by default you stand for the principles of the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, for as it appears on a gate at Jefferson’s Monticello: “Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God.”

Clear battle lines have been drawn in our country. They represent on one side the principles of Thomas Jefferson and on the other those of Abraham Lincoln and his penpal Karl Marx. Unfortunately for Liberty and our country, the majority have sided with Lincoln, Marx and our current criminal enterprise called government.

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

NAVAJO CATTLE DRIVE

Author’s note: I wrote this article several years back and was most fortunate to have it published in the Navajo Times, the newspaper of the Navajo Nation. Our children’s, as well as our own experiences while we lived among these people are still treasured today. Being immersed in another culture was enlightening and challenging. We still treasure the friendships molded in the high plains of New Mexico among several families it was our pleasure to spend so many hours with. When our son left for Iraq in 2004 these people held a native ceremony for his safe return. Our lives have been so much richer for the time we spent with these wonderful people.

A multitude of memories swarmed in my head as I prepared to head for the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Colorado and this year’s cattle drive. Has it really been 10 years since I first had the opportunity to play cowboys with the Indians?

Ten years ago, my family and I moved to the Navajo Indian Reservation. My wife had accepted a job there teaching in a Bureau of Indian Affairs School. Even though she was transferred to the Tohono O’Odham Reservation two years later, we have maintained contact with our Navajo friends. Some years our contact is centered on the spring or fall cattle gatherings and drives.

Actually, being invited that first year was quite a task. Our next-door neighbor in the school housing was one of the bus drivers. His name is Daniel Yazzie. Daniel and I had begun conversing over several games of horseshoes. Daniel told me about the upcoming fall cattle drive that was to take place that weekend. I asked if I might participate and was quickly, but politely, told no. It seems the Yazzie family had not had very good experiences with the “bilagaana” [Whites] when it came to cattle round-ups and drives. A year previous, one of the Anglo teachers had gone along and failed to last until midday of the first day. Daniel told me they just did not have the time or the personnel to bring me back when I got tired. He did reluctantly agree to allow me to go along after repeated requests. Although there was a gleam in his eye when I said to him; “you might kill me, but I will not quit.”

That first morning before daybreak I was pointed to an experienced cattle horse named Kim. The tack shed was pointed out and I began to saddle my horse in preparation for the day ahead. Several male members of the family were present and were talking rapidly and humorously in Navajo. I quickly realized, without understanding a word, that I was the topic of conversation. I turned to Daniel and asked what was being said and he told me that bets were being made as to “how long I would last.”

The fall drive is begun high in the Chuska Mountains. I was paired with Ray, the youngest of the Yazzie Clan and his young son who was called “Fudge.” We proceeded to work the draws and canyons, gathering the cattle and starting them in the direction of the main corral. The going was extremely rough. The cattle were hiding in the rough ravines between some very steep portions of the mountains. Ray and Fudge were mostly silent throughout the morning, only pointing and gesturing as to what I was to do.

About midday, I heard a high-pitched scream coming from somewhere on the mountain above us. I looked toward Ray and Fudge but they seemed oblivious to the sound. Moments later I heard the scream again. Little did I know that I was about to be introduced to the wonderful Navajo wit. I gave Ray an inquisitive look. He rode near and whispered what were to be the only words he said to me that day; “ You have to be quiet, there could be Indians around here!” I was to learn later it was his sister Fannie, using that scream to pierce the canyons as she beckoned us to lunch.

Even though this plethora of memories came rushing in, reminding me of the wonderful experiences, I knew in my heart that this drive would be different. The family patriarch had passed away this past November. He had fallen and broken a hip, and succumbed, as many do, to that lethal dose of pneumonia contracted in the hospital in Durango. Because of his age, he had never really taken part in any of the gatherings or drives in the past ten years, but he was always there. It would indeed be different without “Acheii.”

The 400- mile trek from Southern Arizona to Sanostee, New Mexico was uneventful except for a flat on the horse trailer as we approached the Zuni reservation. We made a couple of stops along the way to get the horses out of the trailer and walk them around to let them stretch out and relieve the monotony of the ride.

The first day of the drive is the gather of the cattle at the winter pasture. To accomplish this we break up into teams of two and go in all directions to drive the cattle back to the water hole. By the time we arrive there, the oldest daughter of the family has arrived with her crew to provide lunch to a group of hungry and thirsty cowboys and cowgirls. During the meal, a lot of good-natured kidding goes on. No one is immune to the merciless tirade of jokes. After everyone’s appetite is satiated, the 11-mile drive to the home corral begins.

This year the temperature is unusually warm. Somewhere about half way, the heat and dust combine to take their toll on the entire group. There is a lot of switching off from horseback to the cabs of the trucks. These trucks are pulling the trailers containing the calves that have tired to the point of exhaustion and would otherwise bring the drive to a standstill.

Relaxing under the pinons.

The fantastic scenery of the high desert plateau with its beautiful mesas and vistas, surely makes all the aches and pains recede to the back of the mind. Finally, the corral comes into sight. The cattle are driven into the corral with the help of several from the family who have remained at home. Horses are unsaddled, rubbed down, watered, fed and led to the corrals. Tired, worn out cowboys and cowgirls grab something liquid, collapse and wait for nourishment. The meal is eaten and the preparations for sleep occur almost immediately.

Dawn of the second day finds us feeding horses and making preparations for a long day of riding. In the first matter of business, the family matriarch makes the selection of barren heifers and steers to be saved for market. Then, all the remaining cattle are released and the drive for the summer pasture and much welcomed water begins. We traverse the flat dusty plains through the Pinons and Junipers to the magnificence of the Aspens and Ponderosa pines.

Lunch is a grand affair. The “old sawmill” is the sight as many members of the Navajo family accompany the Navajo ladies who prepare the meal and arrive to feed the many assembled there. The cuisine varies from the traditional Navajo fare, mutton stew and frybread, to hamburgers and hot dogs. Memories and experiences of those in attendance are painted and spread on the canvas of time as we nourish our bodies for the last part of the drive to the summit.

A wholesale transition takes place as we prepare to continue. Many of the family who only arrived for the midday meal, now take the mounts of those who have been working since dawn. How wonderful it is for many, who have wondered how they will be able to remount, considering their intake of the delicious meal. Bessie Lansing, oldest daughter of the Yazzie Clan, is lethal to anyone hoping to count calories. Just ask any of the thousands who passed through the BIA schools where Bessie prepared meals for over 30 years!

Before we know it, the day is waning and the summit reached. Time is taken to relax and visit with members of the extended Navajo family and then we begin the return trek to the point of origin for the day.

This is the time I take a relaxing reflection on the total experience. How wonderful it is to visit with the nicest folks on earth. The Navajos are a unique and wonderful people. My life, and the life of my family have been made so much fuller and richer by knowing this family and being allowed to be a part of this experience through the years.

As I ride my chosen path, alone in these beautiful surroundings, I welcome this time to offer my thanks to the spirit of the wonderful grandfather, “Acheii” who meant so much to everyone who had participated in this gathering. Although, as long as I knew him, a spoken language separated us, a common one, the love of this land and the family that is his, united us.

Nearing the corral, my horse senses food and rest are just over that next rise. She quickens her pace. I am left with just enough time to thank the creator for allowing me this journey that provides an opening into peace and harmony and a relationship with true friends.

AND THEY CALL ME A CONSPIRACY NUT

Authors note: Often, in conversations with good friends, subjects arise that take me back to the memories of previous articles I have written. Yesterday was just such an occurrence. Below is an article that I wrote before I began this blog. I was also struck by a comment I recently read about the upcoming election in which the subject of “foreign policy experience” was brought up. Considering the fact we have been mired in a perpetual war for the past 15 years that has brought death and destruction on a global level, a suffocating debt, unprotected borders and millions of refugees, who if brought to our shores will totally destroy our culture and bring untold violence to our streets, I really don’t want someone as chief executive who has that kind of “experience.” (Please do not interpret that statement as support for Donald Trump, because it is not.) Our government is not run by any person elected by the people. It is run by a power cabal which also owns and controls our electoral process. Professor Carroll Quigley in his seminal work “Tragedy and Hope, A History of the World in our Time” informed us of that most adroitly half a century ago. Yet, we continue to plod along as if overwhelming evidence which corroborates this fact does not exist. It was this power cabal that ordered the assassination of one of our most brilliant battlefield commanders. What can be said of a government that participated in that assassination but also worked to conceal the facts surrounding their crimes from their constituents? So, here it is, my writing on the subject some two years back. As a point of clarification, it should be noted I once served as a board member for the “American Foundation for the Accountability of POWs and MIA’s (AFFA) in the 1980’s, a position which brought me in contact with several of our returned POWs from Vietnam and recollections of their experiences. Please pay close attention to the quotes which begin this article, especially the words of Aristotle and how those words pertain to our country today. How many of the aims of Aristotle’s tyrant have been achieved? (Rebel)

“For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” ~Benjamin Disraeli

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes.” ~Justice Felix Frankfurter

“The three aims of the tyrant are, one, the humiliation of his subjects; he knows that a mean-spirited man will not conspire against anybody; two, the creation of mistrust among them; for a tyrant is not to be overthrown until men begin to have confidence in one another — and this is the reason why tyrants are at war with the good; they are under the idea that their power is endangered by them, not only because they will not be ruled despotically, but also because they are too loyal to one another and to other men, and do not inform against one another or against other men — three, the tyrant desires that all his subjects shall be incapable of action, for no one attempts what is impossible and they will not attempt to overthrow a tyranny if they are powerless.” ~Aristotle

I openly admit I do not believe our government or their media lapdogs when it comes to what really happened involving TWA 800, the Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, Waco, the shootings in Aurora or Sandy Hook, the bombing in Boston or the bombing at the fertilizer plant in Waco and many other of their False Flag operations.

Sure, the easy way out is to believe anything the government says is gospel; that requires very little cognitive discourse and of course the last thing the species Ignoramus Americanus wants is anything that might require the use of a few cells in the gray matter.

There are a multitude of reasons I disbelieve our government and the media when it comes to events such as those named above, but, for brevity’s sake, I will mention only one in this writing. What positive can be said or what integrity granted to a government that willingly leaves its military personnel behind in the hands of the enemy, then, not only makes no attempt to gain their freedom but instead fabricates lies to cover their crimes of omission and discredits those who attempt to reveal the truth. A government that would leave its own behind to face torture and death at the hands of their enemy is totally undeserving of not only trust but even the slightest benefit of the doubt.

This pattern of overwhelming and continuous mendacity reference our missing military personnel began almost 100 years ago, back in 1920. Shortly after WWI, Russia was in the midst of a terrible famine. Although previously denying they held any American POWs from WWI, when offered food and medicines, the Russians released 100 captive Americans after the first shipment of provisions. Although more food was shipped to Russia, no additional POWs were released. Rather than admit to their lack of diligence in securing the release of those POWs after the war, government officials simply declared there were no more being held; a tactic that would continue for decades.

In 1945, while marching to take Berlin, in large part due to political/military considerations granted to the Soviets by the socialist dominated FDR administration, some 25,000 American POWs were “liberated” into the hands of the Russian Army. Of that 25,000 only 4,165 of our military personnel were actually repatriated from the camp at Reisa. The Russians put the remaining 21,000+ on troop trains and took them into Russia where they were used for slave labor, medical experiments, human guinea pigs and other fates much worse than death on the battlefield. Allied political sources then went to work to alter intelligence reports to cover up these heinous acts. Both FDR and Truman issued directives that there would be “no criticism of treatment by the Russians” and “no retaliatory action to Russian failure to cooperate.” (Source: A Chain of Prisoners: from Yalta to Vietnam, by John Brown and Ted Ashworth)

General George Patton knew of this betrayal of American military personnel and is reported to have confronted General Eisenhower at a train station in Germany where the argument became most heated according to an eyewitness. (Bert C. Roosen an interpreter on Eisenhower’s staff) Speculation exists that this may have been the reason for Patton’s assassination. (Source: Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton by Robert K. Wilcox) Our political leadership fell all over themselves to assure the Russians were never accused of anything untoward and that millions in Eastern Europe were delivered into their hands at the end of the war.

The release of the information about 21,000+ Americans being left to a terrible fate at the hands of the Russians would have been a death knell to any political aspirations of those covering up these crimes; obviously, Eisenhower would have never been elected to the presidency.

As president, Eisenhower would continue to cover up the fate of those left to the Russians which would later necessitate a similar cover-up of those left to the Chinese and North Koreans during the Korean War. These prisoners too were used for torture, biological and chemical agent experiments as well as mind control operations. Colonel Phil Corso, a member of Eisenhower’s White House staff would later speak to these cover ups. He would state it became a matter of national policy to ignore all intelligence concerning these acts and to simply deny any POWs were left behind.

Then came Vietnam and the madness and deceit would continue. In 1973, after Operation Homecoming, Dr. Roger Shields of the Department of Defense would tell President Nixon, “Mr. President, we have two missing for every man who came back home.” Nixon ignored the statement and then like those lying bastards before him, issued a statement that “all our POWs are home.”

To completely cover the POW/MIA issue would require a volume of books. The mendacity, prevarication and possible assassinations by our government surrounding this subject is emotionally overwhelming; that is if you care one scintilla about what happens to those we blindly send into the jaws of hell for political expediency after being driven into a patriotic frenzy by the same devils who create False Flag events which have taken the lives of tens of thousands, many of them innocent children.

Hand me my Tin Foil Hat; I wear it proudly. I do not blindly believe the words of master politicians who have never seen a shot fired in anger and who are more than willing to see their fellow Americans not only die in battle, but be used for torture and medical experiments after the wars are “over” for others, all in the name of “national security.” Always remember when they speak of “security” it is always their security and never yours they speak of.

If you feel compelled to believe everything the politicians and the lapdog media tell you about Aurora, Sandy Hook, 9/11, OKC bombing and the Boston Marathon bombing because you lack the courage to face the truth, you have become one of the “splendid dupes” mentioned by Chesterton in this quote: “Evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes, and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin.”

I find little truth or consolation in the facts presented by a government who would leave its military personnel in the hands of their enemies to be tortured and subjected to all forms of heinous experimentation. Perhaps, if it had been your brother, sister, father, mother, son, daughter, husband, wife, or friend who had been left to this fate worse than death by the government you view as trustworthy, you might not blindly believe everything you hear coming from the mouths of politicians and talking heads on the lobotomy box.

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” ~William Colby, Director, CIA.

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

SOW THE WIND—REAP THE WHIRLWIND

“They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.” ~ Hosea 8:7

For almost 15 years, the people of this country have stood and cheered and praised and honored those who have delivered death and destruction on a grand scale to peoples they do not even know, in countries where most have never been or could point to on a map, and called it patriotism. The phrase “collateral damage” has never been equated to a loss of innocent life. This kind of moral decay has beset our country and now that some of the seeds of violence are producing to this point only small morsels of return on the streets of America, Ignoramus Americanus is setting up a wail of concern and grief they cared nothing about when they facilitated the perpetrators of such violence on others.

Americans have gone to the polls in election after election and voted for convicted liars and thieves and felt pride in the accomplishment. Now that those elections are bearing fruit in the form of violence, shooting, and death here at home, most of the masses have learned absolutely nothing and still fall for the lies of those sociopaths who continue to seek dominion and control over us all using the powers of government to further their criminal pursuits and desires.

Americans are about to be given a lesson in how those who have been the victims of our Second Generation warfare tactics in foreign lands are set to deliver Fourth Generation warfare on the streets of America to a mass of idiots who bought into the false paradigm that unconstitutional, unethical, unprovoked wars on a massive scale were “keeping them safe.”

Second Generation warfare is conducted by nation-states implementing overwhelming firepower (putting steel on the target) with the combined use of naval, air and land forces on those that nation-state has declared its enemies. Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Syria and other countries have been the recipients of that form of warfare from US forces for the past 14 plus years.

Third Generation warfare is a war implemented by improvisation to situations encountered. There are no mass movements of troops that are recognizable as such to the enemy. Mass immigration (refugees) into other countries by those who have witnessed the effects of Second Generation warfare firsthand in their home countries in order to seek retaliation or revenge is a Third Generation warfare tactic.

Fourth Generation warfare was defined thusly by William Lind in 2004, a long time expert on the subject.

“In Fourth Generation war, the state loses its monopoly on war. All over the world, state militaries find themselves fighting non-state opponents such as al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, (ISIS) and the FARC. Almost everywhere, the state is losing.

Fourth Generation war is also marked by a return to a world of cultures, not merely states, in conflict. We now find ourselves facing the Christian West’s oldest and most steadfast opponent, Islam. After about three centuries on the strategic defensive, following the failure of the second Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683, Islam has resumed the strategic offensive, expanding outward in every direction. In Third Generation war, invasion by immigration can be at least as dangerous as invasion by a state army.” (Emphasis added)

America’s psychotic politicians and government employees, in a valiant effort to keep the people of this country divided along lines of race, economics, culture, sexual orientation and religion have played directly into the hands of those who seek our destruction. With everyone in this country following the government initiatives deliberately put into place to create division, very few people are set to rally round the flag. It has long been to the government’s advantage to have its citizens divided. What our politicians, with the help of voters, have been able to accomplish will be our downfall. This with the policy of both political parties and their desire to leave our borders unprotected has done nothing but facilitate those who are currently employing the tactics of Third and Fourth Generation warfare as seen recently in several cities across our country.

The die has been cast; blacks believe they are discriminated against by white cops. Various incidents, including the shooting of an unarmed fleeing black man in North Charleston, South Carolina, in the back, multiple times, by a white policeman and several other similar events provide all the emotional evidence needed to the black community. This along with idiotic statements on social media by whites attempting to rationalize totally unjustified shootings because they worship cops of all colors simply adds fuel to the fire. One particular idiot posted that even if cops make “mistakes” and shoot unarmed black people they should be excused for their actions because of the inherent danger in their jobs.

Of course, setting cultures in this country at each other’s throats over issues such as the display of Southern Confederacy symbols and even to the extreme of digging up bodies of Southern Generals does nothing but further polarize our citizens. History is history but government shills and sycophants believe they can rewrite history to suit their emotional requirements. Instead, they make enemies for life and further polarize their communities. But, all this is part of the master plan. Polarization keeps people at each other’s throats and not focusing on the crimes of their government.

The full militarization of law enforcement in this country has contributed very little to the solving of crimes but has given citizens the feeling of being in occupied territory rather than a sense of being protected. Seeing an MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle on the streets of rural or urban America does not bring a feeling of tranquility to its citizens. It is more reminiscent of Nazi Germany or Tiananmen Square.

A twenty plus year veteran of law enforcement in crime-ridden Southern California, last year attended a P.O.S.T training facility here in rural Colorado. His statement about that training was chilling. He stated this training facility was not producing police officers but instead was producing “assassins.” There are many other cities that have had to undergo federal investigations related to the shooting of unarmed citizens—both black and white. Going from Officer Friendly to GI Joe has not stopped any crime rate increase in our country—perhaps it has accomplished just the opposite.

Then there is the issue of social media which is a great tool being employed by those who seek Fourth Generation warfare results on the streets of America. What a wonderful recruiting tool for those who are seeking out those who feel disenfranchised in their own country and are willing to take up arms to right the wrongs they feel have been imposed on them. Social media has been brought up in every recent mass shooting in this country, for quickly after the crime attention is focused on the shooter/killers social media page or tweets.

Nowhere is the idiocy and complicity of our government more apparent than with the implementation of open borders, gun control, and cultural Marxist programs. All of these programs do nothing but contribute to the efforts of those who envision Fourth Generation warfare tactics as the only answer to their problems.

Violence has come to the streets of America and it has been brought here by the agendas of our government and the millions who have supported this government’s aggressive wars, and by default accepted the bombings of hospitals and wedding parties and adoption of cultural Marxist forms of government.

The plans for one world government has been spoken of in this country since Woodrow Wilson. To accommodate a one world government the sovereignty of this country must be relinquished or destroyed; the people must be divided. The government and its millions of supporters (voters) are co-defendants in this destruction of our sovereignty. The battlefield is set to bring about this destruction.

Our government continues to allow those who wish us mortal harm to immigrate into this country. We know Islamic sleeper cells have been operating here since the late 70’s. We have been informed of the confirmed existence of several “suitcase dirty bombs” being brought across our porous borders. But our leaders cry for more immigrants to come into this country while at the same time demanding we relinquish our only means of defense—the Second Amendment. Who is the real enemy here?

Voting a new leader into the criminal cabal we call government will avail nothing. Many are going to vote for Trump because they hate Hillary. This past week the FBI, the Justice department. the president and a compliant media have intensified that hate and have probably contributed to Trump more politically than he could have bought with millions in advertising. Could this have been intentional?  It must be considered.

We have no political basis on which to judge Trump except what he says he will do and that has vacillated on multiple occasions. His agreement with banning magazine fed rifles to those on a “terror watch list” is most disconcerting considering it eliminates any form of due process and the Department of Homeland Security has many constitutionalists, 2A supporters, and Christians already on their list. The establishment republicans he has embraced so far should trouble any person who truly seeks constitutional governance. His choice for a VP running mate will be most revealing.

But, the bottom line question is can any person elected to the executive in this country eliminate the fertile breeding ground our sworn enemies are beginning to use to implement their Fourth Generation warfare coming soon to a location near you?

I close with more chilling thoughts and a warning on Fourth Generation warfare by William Lind.

“At its core lies a universal crisis of legitimacy of the state, and that crisis means many countries will evolve Fourth Generation war on their soil. America, with a closed political system (regardless of which party wins, the Establishment remains in power and nothing really changes) and a poisonous ideology of “multiculturalism,” is a prime candidate for the home-grown variety of Fourth Generation war – which is by far the most dangerous kind.” (Emphasis mine)

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

 

 

 

A MODERN DAY FABLE: THE SCORPION AND THE FROG

Anarchist Emma Goldman correctly stated, “Most human beings only think they want freedom. In truth they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism. The only freedom man really wants, is the freedom to become comfortable.” No better proof can be found of this axiom than a casual perusal of social media.  A mindless Tweet or a funny video on Facebook will garner thousands of comments or “likes” but cognitive material which requires thought and consideration and might be mentally uncomfortable is to a large part ignored, because, to face the truth, especially in considering one’s government is completely and totally corrupt, should and does create an uncomfortable feeling in the minds of those who are not comatose. Besides, in today’s social media world anything over 140 characters takes too long to read and is immediately rejected by the Public Fool System indoctrinated mind.

My last Rant is a great example. People do not want to face the historical reality that members of the military and those whom Patrick Henry referred to as “state and federal sheriffs” will at some point use their power, weapons, and authority against the American citizen when ordered to do so by those “in positions of authority” over them. This is especially difficult considering the majority of public holidays have been perverted in the minds of Ignoramus Americanus in order to “honor and embrace” this very group of so-called heroic public servants.

Patrick Henry also said, “I know no way of judging the future but by the past.” The pages of history are laced with many stories of when governments have used their “standing armies” to oppress, enslave and even exterminate their own citizens. When faced with the unassailable truth that privately owned firearms in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were confiscated/seized by branches of the military and the police, most Americans continue their head-in-the-sand posture because it makes them uncomfortable to consider the truth. Please, ask yourself: when your head is in the sand, what part of your anatomy is totally exposed? The often heard phrase “it can’t happen here” will be of little comfort when the door of your home is forced open and the uninvited burst inside.

If you have one ounce of courage and the slightest urge to accept reality watch this video.  Remember, those in the uniforms of the police and the military might have felt uncomfortable doing what they were ordered to do, but their oaths to uphold and defend the people and their individual rights against the people’s domestic enemies did not deter them or stop them from carrying out the orders of the tyrant, and it will not stop them in the future.

I am comfortable that the great majority of what I write in my Rants will be proved correct by events that transpire daily within our government and the world—BUT—after writing my last Rant I didn’t expect the FBI to prove a critical point contained in my writing so quickly. In that Rant I stated the totally corrupt criminal enterprise we call our government is possible only because of the “standing army” of “federal and state sheriffs” and the military. FBI director James Comey confirmed my assertion within days of the publication of my article. Can there be any doubt in anyone’s mind that 4 decades of criminality by the Clinton Crime Syndicate has been facilitated and protected by the FBI and other branches of federal, state and local sheriffs? If Hillary becomes “commandress-in-chief” and orders the police and military to travel door-to-door in this country to confiscate privately owned firearms, a large portion of those forces will carry out her orders? With history as a guideline, those same forces did exactly that under George W. Bush in New Orleans.

Consider for a moment our own sordid history. When Abraham Lincoln ordered firearms be confiscated in the North in 1861-1865, did Lincoln, Seward, Stanton, Thaddeus Stevens or Charles Sumner travel door-to-door seizing those firearms or did they use the military and police to do so? Was it Lincoln personally who imprisoned tens of thousands of people who didn’t agree with his destruction of our Constitution or was it members of his “standing army?” Was it Lincoln who shot and killed northern citizens who dared oppose the draft in the New York City draft riots in 1863?

People in the South who cherish their history and their heritage must realize the right of the consent of the governed, self-determination and States Rights (9th and 10th amendments) were destroyed along with billions of dollars of private property and hundreds of thousands of lives, not by Abraham Lincoln and the Radical Republicans like Stevens and Sumner, but a “standing army” of willing dupes not at all unlike the military and police in the streets of New Orleans in 2005; the forces at Ruby Ridge in 1992 or at Waco in 1993.

No tyrant in history has ever been able to deliver death and destruction on a large scale except with the willing cooperation of their “standing armies.” When tyranny, oppression, death and destruction again comes to the streets and homes of this country it will be at the hands of a standing army of members of the military and state, federal and local sheriffs. History will not be mocked.

Ah, the Scorpion and the Frog. A quick look at any newscast or social media site reveals very quickly that there are people in this country who still believe one can depend on members of the criminal cabal, current or newly elected, to right the ship of state and again bring constitutional government to our land.

I have been a firm advocate of the theory that the best person for any job in government is the person who doesn’t want it. Ridiculous, you say? Consider please the mentality of anyone who seeks a position of power and control over others. I believe the great majority of those who covet that kind of power are at base mentality, sociopaths. Let us take a look at the traits in the profile of a sociopath. “Manipulative and Conning—They never recognize the rights of others.” If there was ever a perfect description of Hillary Clinton, her husband, Barack Obama, members of the Bush Crime Family and hundreds of members of Congress and the Supreme Court, where is it better defined? Then there is “grandiose sense of self” and “lack of remorse, shame or guilt.” I believe this fits every national candidate or incumbent in public office today and many at the state and local levels. What about “pathological lying” and “need for stimulation?” Who in politics does this description not fit?

Sociopaths seek the position of authority over others that will accommodate their natural proclivities. A standing army of military and police who can be used to impose the will of the sociopath on others fits those requirements to a “T.” That is why those known as the anti-Federalists in this country’s history, were so opposed to such an instrument of tyranny.

How many have noticed that throughout this past presidential election season, mentions of our Constitution and Bill of Rights are as rare as truthful statements by candidates seeking the highest office in the land? Why so, a prudent person might ask? What “we the people” have been offered by both sides of the political spectrum during this campaign are increased levels of Marxist Socialism, an ever more powerful executive branch, more bombing and killing of people in countries where oil is prevalent, and more importantly—more free stuff provided with other people’s money. No wonder the Constitution and Bill of Rights are seldom mentioned, because the principles of both oppose almost everything candidates on both sides have said they will do or have done already.

The masses in this country cry for constitutional governance, usually after they have voted for the lesser of evils in large numbers. The Tea Party and its various alliterations are a great example. For almost 8 years now, these folks have sworn their undying allegiance to the tenets of our Constitution and were instrumental in the election of “Tea Party” candidates. But, where are the results? Have we stopped illegal, unconstitutional wars? Have we done away with the socialist Affordable Care Act? Have we taken same-sex marriage and abortion off the political stage? Have we stopped illegal immigration or promoted more? Are race relations better or worse? Have we had more or fewer terrorist attacks? Have we even begun to work ourselves out from under the forces of tremendous, liberty-eating debt or have we increased this debt at unheard of levels in a vain attempt to satiate those who believe they are “entitled” and those who believe in perpetual war for peace? How many of these so-called constitutional voters have voted for candidates who have violated their sacred oaths repeatedly in the past because they had the preferred letter (R) after their names? Have these wonderful “conservatives,” waving their pocket Constitutions, brought us more or less socialism in the past eight years? Have they elected anyone who actually opposed the Marxist policies of Obama? If so, where are those results?

Once we accept the fact the vast majority of people running for or holding political office are sociopaths with many leaning toward psychopathy and treat them as such, constitutional governance is a pipe-dream and completely unattainable. The sociopath running as a Democrat is neither more or less evil than the sociopath running as a Republican. To believe otherwise is to completely embrace insanity as defined by Albert Einstein.

The people in this country today can be visualized as the frog looking at a raging river of oppression, tyranny, and debt. Political candidates and incumbent politicians are the sociopathic scorpions who promise they will get us all through that river and over to the other side if we will just allow them to ride on our backs in order to cross. Throughout recorded history, the frog has realized, all too late, usually after feeling the sting of the scorpion, that both are doomed to die because the sociopathic scorpions can not help themselves—it is in their nature to do what they do and they will never change their nature! The river of oppression and tyranny grow more invasive by the day. Until we refuse to allow the political scorpion to ride on our backs, the river will continue to rise.

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

 

A HOLIDAY TOTALLY PERVERTED

*Author’s warning: If you came to this article hoping to find some feel-good, stars and stripes forever, hero worshipping, reality avoiding diatribe, just move along—there is nothing to see here. But, if you realize our government is openly oppressive and tyrannical and can only implement their unconstitutional policies with willing dupes in their employ and the useful idiots who support them, then—hold on—this is or could be your cup of tea or perhaps a moment of lucid thought awash in a sea of emotions.

July 4, 2016, is here. 240 years ago on this date, some very brave men, tired of the tyranny of King George III and thirsting for the sweet taste of Liberty, placed their names on a document which history refers to as The Declaration of Independence. On this 4th of July, many will gather throughout this country and instead of embracing the courage and commitment of those brave souls who pledged their “lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” to the cause of Liberty will instead honor and glorify the very people our founders warned would destroy all they fought to gain for themselves and their posterity.

“In time of actual war, great discretionary powers are constantly given to the Executive Magistrate. Constant apprehension of War has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive, will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans, it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.”James Madison (Emphasis added)

On this 4th of July, a very large proportion of the people of this country will embrace and honor, not the memory of our founders or those who throughout our history have been willing to stand in the breech for liberty and freedom, but will instead embrace and honor those whom our founders feared most: members of a standing army.

Several channels on TV will have one war movie after another and Major League Baseball will play a game on a military installation, combining two of our favorite pastimes—baseball and hero worship. Another channel has a line-up of TV shows titled “Stars, Stripes and Badges.”

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there will be many who will proclaim allegiance to those who are allegedly “protecting our freedoms” and other various uniformed badge-toters whom Patrick Henry referred to as “federal and state sheriffs” and correctly predicted would “eat out our sustenance.”

We will be told repeatedly over the next few hours that those in the uniform of our country are “fighting for our freedoms.” If this were even remotely true then those in uniform should be immediately fired for failing miserably to do their jobs. In my lifetime, and especially over the past 15 years, we here in America have lost our individual rights as listed in our Bill of Rights at an ever increasing and alarming rate. If our military is fighting for our rights they have been a miserable failure and if they fight for them much longer our rights will be completely gone.

WAKE-UP, People!!! Take off the blinders and rose-colored glasses. Our government is a complete and total criminal enterprise run by an un-elected power cabal of bankers and criminals. The U.S. military is the enforcement arm of that criminal enterprise. So are members of federal law enforcement and through government grants the central government has gained control of almost all state and local branches of law enforcement.

Think about it!!! The only reason the central government is able to enforce its totalitarian edicts and unconstitutional laws is because they have the armed might of the military and law enforcement throughout the country to implement their edicts and protect them from the fallout of such oppression. Why has Hillary and Bill been able to get away with 40 plus years of criminal acts? Why are they wealthy beyond most folks imagination? Why have we sent our military to participate in acts of aggression all around the globe while creating enemies that cannot wait to cross our unprotected borders and kill us all? Why does our government now want us to welcome these people into our midst and support them with our money?

Would the president, members of congress and the supreme court even consider floating the proposition of disarming the people without the comfort of a standing army of military and law enforcement personnel at the ready to impose their wishes? Do you believe 535 people: 435 members of congress, nine clowns in black gowns and one president would remotely consider disarming the people if they had to go door-to-door themselves to enforce their tyranny? This criminal government continues with its oppression and totalitarian agenda simply because they have a standing army at their beck and call. Yes, the very same people most of you will spend the 4th of July honoring, blessing and fawning over.

Millions worry what will be the outcome of our next presidential election. Why should we fear one person? Without a standing army of willing shills and sycophants, Hillary or anyone else is basically impotent—as they should be. Thomas Jefferson warned us often of what we face today—July 4th should be a day to honor the wisdom of Jefferson and his magnum opus, the Declaration of Independence, not the people who are standing by waiting for orders to oppress the people at the whim of a politician.

In a letter to David Humphreys on 18 March 1789, Jefferson addressed the subject of this Rant.

“There are instruments so dangerous to the rights of the nation, and which place them so totally at the mercy of their governors, that those governors, whether legislative or executive, should be restrained from keeping such instruments on foot but in well defined cases. Such an instrument is a standing army.”

There you have it; Jefferson knew from his study of history and human nature that men would attempt to oppress others but without the power of coercion and force they would be powerless to do so. That is why in most discussions about the people’s right to keep and bear arms among our founders, the primary reason for maintaining that right was to oppose a tyrannical government.

In the aforementioned letter to David Humphreys, Jefferson stated a standing army places the people totally at the mercy of those who govern. If you stand totally at the mercy of any person you are not free—you are a slave.

Most Americans who worship and honor “the troops” will tell you also of their love for this country’s independence, our Bill of Rights and our founders. In doing so they fully illustrate the completed transition from ignorant to stupid. Those among our founders who fought so valiantly for a Bill of Rights were known as the anti-Federalists. No one person or group of people understood the dangers inherent in a standing army of military and federal and state sheriffs than did these men.

An anti-Federalist who wrote as “Centinel” referred to a standing army as “that grand engine of oppression.” The anti-Federalist who wrote as the “Federal Farmer” stated in his 13th letter “…we all agree that a large standing army has a strong tendency to depress and enslave the people.” The “Old Whig” wrote “The unlimited power of taxation will give them the command of all the treasures of the continent; a standing army will be wholly at their [the government] devotion.”

In December of 1787, a group of delegates to the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention wrote out their objections to the proposed constitution. In these objections, they wrote the following. “The system of despotism is when a numerous standing army shall render opposition vain.”

What better illustration of this warning was the events surrounding the confiscation of legally owned and possessed firearms in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina by a standing army consisting of National Guard troops, the US Coast Guard and numerous people in uniforms and badges. Did the members of this standing army not render the opposition of the people of New Orleans vain? If your mind needs refreshing as to how even old women were treated by members of this standing army, take some time and watch this.

Robert Yates, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 from New York, left that convention along with fellow delegate John Lansing explaining to then Governor of New York George Clinton their reason for leaving was their belief the people at that convention were exceeding the powers granted to them by the people of the several states. Yates, a judge, would write letters explaining his opposition of the proposed constitution under the name of “Brutus.” Yates was also very knowledgeable of history and used that knowledge as a point of reference in his often stated objection to a standing army. In his first essay, Yates wrote the following:

“It might be here shown, that the power of the federal legislative, to raise and support armies at pleasure, as well in peace as in war, and their controul over the militia, tend, not only to a consolidation of the government but the destruction of liberty.

In despotic governments, as well as in all the monarchies of Europe, standing armies are kept up to execute the commands of the prince or the magistrate, and are employed for this purpose when occasion requires: But they have always proved the destruction of liberty, and [as] abhorrent to the spirit of a free republic.”

Today, as most Americans go about celebrating “Independence Day,” they will at the same time honor and support those who will destroy their independence with one command from our strong central government.

There exists only one reason to fear the tyranny of people like Obama, Harry Reid, Bill and Hillary, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, John McCain, John Kerry, Diane Goldman Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, federal judges and others in positions of power. That reason is the large numbers of military personnel and uniforms and badges at their disposal who will be the very people who see themselves as duty-bound to follow orders and will come to seize your firearms, march you away to a gulag and shoot you if you resist.

People, you cannot pay homage to those who declared themselves independent from a despotic ruler in King George III and at the same time honor and support members of the current standing army in our country. Freedom, Independence and tyranny do not exist in the same package. You cannot honor Thomas Jefferson the author of our Declaration of Independence and the person who will follow orders and confiscate your guns and shoot you if you resist at the same time, on the same day.

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE WE REALLY THAT STUPID?

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” ~ Albert Einstein

Imagine with me for a minute: it is April 19, 1942, you have heard on the radio of the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. In your heart, you feel a little justification for what you have been repeatedly told was a “sneak attack” on Pearl Harbor just four months prior. You are told the president of the United States (Barack Roosevelt) will be making an announcement within the hour. Of course, you are shocked beyond belief when the president declares he will be spearheading efforts to bring refugees from the raid on Tokyo to cities and towns in America and proclaims Islam Shinto religion to be a religion of peace.

Then you remember the words of the former president (George W. Crimefamily) when he stated: “America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim Shinto friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam Shinto which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality. This year, may this also be a time in which we recognize the values of progress, pluralism, and acceptance that bind us together as a Nation and a global community.” (Papa Crimefamily’s New World Order)

Then it is February 13, 1945, and the media of the day is all alive with reports on the bombing of Dresden in Germany. It passes through your mind that the war may be almost over. But, you are shocked beyond belief when Speaker of the House of Representatives (Paul Ryan McStupid) states publicly the following: Muslims Nazis are our partners: The vast, vast majority of Muslims Nazis in this country and around the world are moderate, they’re peaceful, they’re tolerant.” Speaker McStupid then states “A ban on Muslims Nazis is not in our country’s best interest.”

Just a few months after the bombing of Dresden in August of 1945, we hear suddenly of the dropping of Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Again, we can see the end of the war in sight—but—we then hear of an attack in an American nightclub where a radical member of the Muslim Shinto faith has killed a large number of American citizens and pledged allegiance to Emperor Hirohito. As the numbness and anger begins to diminish, you hear a candidate for president, none other than the presumptive democrat nominee, Hillary “Benghazi” Warmonger state the following: Muslims practitioners of the Shinto faith are peaceful and tolerant and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism” She also states there should be a “500% increase in the number of Muslim Shinto immigrants allowed into this country” and “blocking such refugees will make Muslims followers of Shinto angry at police officers.” She excoriates and vilifies her opponent for campaigning for stronger restrictions on immigration.

People, it’s Sunday and I’m not going to write a lot more words for you to mull over on this day. But, considering the above, are we or are we not living in an insane time in our country’s history?

What level of insanity has been brought to us by socialist indoctrination masquerading as compulsory education and blind allegiance to political party irrationality?

This madness is prevalent in both political parties. The culmination of the horrors of “voting for the lesser of two evils” has produced the promised results: complete and total evil. Yet, the party faithful are in full idiotic bloom on social media. To the “conservative” mind all of the blame for our current political and economic malaise is to be placed at the feet of the democrats. While those on the progressive left believe the answers are to be found in increased socialist policies and actions. They are so ignorant as to not understand it was Socialism which got us into this predicament. Kind of analogous to advocating boiling water or oil as an antidote for 3rd-degree burns.

Karl Marx, Abraham Lincoln’s pen pal and supporter stated in the Communist Manifesto the Socialist revolution would establish a Socialist dictatorship of the proletariat. To achieve those goals Marx said three things must occur. The elimination of all private property rights, the destruction of the family structure and a rejection of the “opiate of the people,” Christianity. In many, many ways those goals have been attained. In fact, there are currently government bureaucracies in place to make sure all ten planks of the Communist Manifesto are fully implemented.

Still, the great majority of people in this country refuse to accept the obvious, such as the stupidity of our so-called leaders as listed above. Repeatedly, in negative response to my writings I have been told, don’t confuse me with the facts. Although they don’t use that phrase and their language is much more coarse, the bottom line concerning their position is clear. People much prefer the comfortable lie to the most uncomfortable truth. Author Gary Allen in his great work “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” states it very succinctly.

“We keep electing new Presidents who seemingly promise faithfully to halt the world-wide Communist advance, put the blocks to extravagant government spending, douse the tea of inflation, put the economy on an even keel, reverse the trend which is turning the country into a moral sewer, and toss the criminals into the hoosegow where they belong. Yet despite high hopes and glittering campaign promise these problems continue to worsen no matter who is in office. Each new administration, whether it be Republican or Democrat continues the same basic policies of the previous administration which it had so thoroughly denounced during the election campaign. It is considered poor form to mention this, but it is true nonetheless. Is there a plausible reason to explain why this happens? We are not supposed to think so. We are supposed to think it is all accidental and coincidental and that therefore there is nothing we can do about it.”

Believing we can fix this by voting for evil in various amounts, refusing to accept facts and looking for the comfortable answer to all questions has led us to the place where our leaders have asked us to embrace those who seek our deaths and destruction and to disarm ourselves in order to make it easier to accomplish their stated goals.

As a young man, I often wondered how people could accept being placed in the gulag; lined up to be shot, or shuffled into an oven. After watching the idiots in this country who gleefully follow and support political candidates such as Obama, Bernie, Hillary, Paul Ryan, Willard Romney, John McCain, members of the Bush family and countless others, that question no longer troubles me. The answer is abundantly clear.

Again, Are We Really That Stupid? No answer required; it was a rhetorical question!

In Rightful Rebel Liberty

 

 

 

FREEDOM: THE STORM STILL RAGES

Old forms of Government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.” ~ Herbert Spencer

The philosopher Thomas Hobbes is reported to have said, “Freedom is government in very small fragments.” On the 23rd of June, just two days ago, Britain voted to leave the European Union and be ruled by a smaller fragment of government. Perhaps they heard the echo of the voice of Winston Churchill and his admonishment to Charles de Gaulle in 1944 that if Britain were forced to choose between the rest of Europe and the “open sea” she must always choose the open sea. The battle of consolidation of government and the resultant loss of freedom in such an association has resulted in a rage for freedom throughout recorded history. America exists only because of this rage for freedom and the power which resides in the people known as nullification and separation.

Those brave souls who settled this country from Europe who decided to leave the consolidated oppressive government of the English empire and find their way to the new world did so not to find a larger more consolidated government with better benefits but to seek freedom in a world across the sea which had no government at all. The people who founded this country did so on a quest to escape from the oppressions and tyranny of consolidated government.

James Madison once referred to the two types of people who made up society. There were the people who just wanted to be left alone to succeed or fail on their own merits and the larger segment of society that sought power and control over others to achieve their selfish ends. From this we should learn that the great majority of those who seek positions in government do so to exercise dominion and control over others, while those who embrace the tenets of freedom and liberty prefer to be left to their own devices with no outside interference. People of this ilk avoid large cities and consolidated government like the blight on humanity that they are.

The recorded history of man is saturated with the battle between those who want to control others for their own benefit and those who seek freedom.

America’s first constitution, known as the Articles of Confederation, was created and written to protect those who cherish freedom from those who would use the powers of government to impose their will on others. This was defined in Article XIII.

“Every State shall abide by the determination of the United States in Congress assembled, on all questions which by this confederation are submitted to them. And the Articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the Union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them; unless such alteration be agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every State.”

Here we see a form of government in which the States must observe the decisions of Congress without alteration and a Union which would be perpetual. But the key that is of much importance was that any and all decisions by that Congress had to be confirmed by the legislatures of every State. In other words, any laws set down by the Congress had to receive the unanimous approval of all involved. Imagine if you will how small would be the number of laws in this country today if any and all legislation required the unanimous consent of all the states and with how much less tyranny would the people be burdened? This is the very seed of self-determination. Tyrants realize the greatest weapons to be found in the administration of government are coercion and force. Individuals do not routinely accept tyranny and oppression, it must be forced on them.

We have probably had too good an opinion of human nature in forming our confederation. Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution the best calculated for their own good, without the intervention of a coercive power.” George Washington to John Jay, August 1, 1786.

People who cherish freedom quickly find that freedom cannot exist within the framework of coercion and they naturally seek to remove themselves from what is in essence slavery. In a society in which you cannot say no—you are certainly not free—you are a slave to the wishes of the majority with all too often that majority controlled by the desires of a ruling cabal. The ruling cabal garners the devotion and allegiance of the majority with promises of sharing the wealth of those who produce with those who do not. The most interesting revelation is: those in the ruling cabal are usually quite wealthy but it is not their wealth they intend to share.

If Hillary is really concerned with poverty, why does she not donate her speaking fees to charity? What about the almost one billion in her campaign fund? How much food could that buy for the poor were it possible to spend it for that purpose? Socialists do not seek power in government to help the unfortunate or the oppressed, they seek power to increase their own wealth and position.

The more centralized and consolidated any government becomes, by default, it must become more oppressive and controlling because the increased promises and multitudes of laws made by that government demand a steady decline in the rights and freedoms of the minority. Toss in perpetual wars and the unrestrained immigration of refugees from those wars and the resultant costs of both and true freedom quickly ceases to exist on any plane in that society. Then arises the winds preceding the raging storm for freedom such as that just witnessed in the UK.

But, the financial markets took a dump because of this exit from the larger union we are told with alarm. Financial markets which suffer large losses or collapse based on a perceived loss of coercion are not markets based on free enterprise and trade but are markets based on the ability of a strong centralized government to routinely confiscate the private property of its citizens. When the number of citizens from which money can be extracted diminishes, the amount others must pay increases and government coercion intensifies.

We often point with pride to our Constitution, the product of the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The truth is: this convention was led by many who sought the coercion of government over the people and the creation of a strong, more centralized government which could enforce its will on everyone under its control. Remember, the Articles of Confederation required the unanimous consent of every state; the new constitution only a majority.

We have the Affordable Health Care Act today even though a clear majority of states and people do not want it because of a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who is controlled by the power cabal and does not answer to the states or the people. Under the Articles of Confederation, it would have taken but one state to veto this oppressive piece of garbage. This is but one example of the tyranny imposed on the people by a ruling cabal. And we wonder why people tire of such oppression and seek redress through nullification and/or separation from the source of their oppression.

The Southern states in 1860-61 sought to escape the tyranny of a government in which they had no voice. (Lincoln was not even on the 1860 ballot in 10 Southern states) The Southern states voted through conventions in their respective states to terminate their association with the central government just as the UK voted to leave the EU. When the Southern states seceded, the financial markets in the North began to collapse just as we witnessed yesterday throughout the world. In 1861 these financial markets began their decline because the power of coercion and the ability to tax those states in the South would cease to exist. The South had been contributing over 80% of the total income for the entire country, therefore Lincoln and his radical republican backers knew the North could not survive this loss of income and decided war was the only answer. Pay up or die.

When the Confederacy outlawed protectionist tariffs in its Constitution the die was cast. Shipping and possibly manufacturing interests in the North would move from New York, Providence and Boston to Charleston, Mobile, and New Orleans. It was simple economics: less taxes meant more profits.

It is really hard to sell the world on the proposition a government is willing to kill its own citizens if they seek freedom through the right of self-determination so moral high ground became a necessity. Slavery became the canard used to justify an oppressive war which killed almost one million people including almost 25% of the black population in the South. Karl Marx and Lincoln’s assorted socialists in his government (Charles A. Dana, Horace Greeley, and many others) provided the political propaganda cover needed for this deception which is still the excuse for the denial of rights and removal of all things Confederate trotted out by the cultural Marxists currently in vogue in our society today.

Anyone among the masses who denies the right of Nullification and Secession is at heart a dyed-in-the-wool Socialist. Anyone who is involved in the battle for freedom and liberty knows when the ability to “just say no” to oppressive, unconstitutional laws, exorbitant taxation, perpetual wars, unlimited immigration, rapidly increasing debt, an ever growing police state coupled with the loss of the means to protect one’s self (gun control) and those he/she loves no longer exists, we are not free—we are slaves.

Thanks to the folks in the UK we know the battle for freedom still rages. We whose hearts reside with our ancestors who fought this battle over 150 years ago salute you. On June 23, 2016, many folks in the UK became Rebels when they assumed the cause of the Rebels of 1776, the Rebels of 1860-65 and the remnant which remains today. Now, if enough people in this country could just borrow a little of your courage!

Our government is deeply disordered; its credit is impaired; its debt increasing; its expenditures extravagant and wasteful; its disbursements without efficient accountability; its taxes enormous, unequal and oppressive to the great producing classes of the country.” ~ John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)

And being forcibly and physically coerced into remaining in the Union has improved our condition, HOW?

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY