Rockheim – First, you should consider writing for The Revo (if you have time, desire, etc). You think clearly and logically. You have an innate ability (noticed from that first post which brought you here) to work a discussion through it’s logical paces. That’s a huge thing and we can use it to influence the national dialogue. We may not have the largest audience, but our words influence a lot of minds. Think about it.
And these responses are coming from a supposed educated, professional, liberal. And these are not isolated responses either. I’ve had conversations with my BiL.. Am I somehow nuts? Am I overly paranoid for seeing this as a potential powderkeg? And am I the only one here that sees the inherent danger in what is going on and have a healthy respect and fear for what could happen should the wrong person take this to heart a bit stronger than they should be this juncture?
Second – The situation we find ourselves in is ABSOLUTELY A POWDERKEG! We are standing on one bank of the Charles River, the troops of Gen Thomas Gage, on the other. Welcome to Lexington, 18 April, 1775.
We are begging our leaders to hear our pleas. As you see, they apparently don’t understand English. They don’t understand the situation because the liberal mind only understands being coerced to do things. They can’t comprehend the idea of a man willingly trading his life, to be free. Troops, they say, are brainwashed. Freedom loving Americans are mere nutjobs, being cajoled by the NRA, the Kock Brothers, or cult-leaders like David Koresh. They betray themselves with the words they speak.
I have written multiple articles begging for common sense. Imploring people to let cooler heads prevail. My greatest fear in this situation is not precipitous action by those who seek to be left in peace (that is actually #2). My greatest fear, right now, is the inability of our ideological foes to see the situation they are creating. They are agitating an already alarmed swarm of bees and they can’t even see it!
The inability of the liberal leadership in this country to comprehend the ideas which make and keep people like us free, has a tendency to create a false sense of security. When you don’t recognize danger, you don’t take the necessary precautions to mitigate that danger. You act with much more arrogance. The thought of an emboldened President acting in direct violation of the US Constitution, or even some states (Illinois) doing the same… scares the bejeezus out of me.
The thought of going to war with my countrymen is terrifying. The liberal doesn’t contemplate these things, because they can’t understand that some people would rather die free, than live as slaves.
For decades, they have pushed us around, forcing us to accept their ways. The economy is in shambles – and getting worse. Our outstanding liabilities CAN NEVER BE MET. Our debt is so large that the average mind can’t even comprehend it without visual aides. Each year we are told anew that our concerns are stupid, our fears irrational; ill-conceived.
Each day, our government grabs at more power. Our future is grim. All of these things are building steam and applying pressure on this vessel.
The last time conservative Americans saw an immediate threat, it was met by the tea-party. This was a spontaneous, genuinely grassroots, uprising by conservatives who were showing just how sick they are of the way our country has gone.
I am scared that we’re not seeing a similar uprising.
I am fearful that so many of my countrymen could even consider the possibility that our government created the Sandy Hook shooting to take our 2nd Amendment rights. That type of talk has always traditionally been smacked down immediately & summarily dismissed to the fringes. I’m seeing our government make people afraid & distrustful. That is a dangerous state to be in. People are tense & frightened.
Conservative Americans are akin to the rattler on my Gadsden flag. They are coiled. They are scared shitless and they are rattling. The most dangerous aspect of our current situation is that the source of our alarm is blind and deaf to our warnings. They’re walking our way, and they think they can step right on us. God save us.