|Bayonet Charge down Little Round Top...Gettysburg|
For the sake of long term readers, I must briefly explain my need for a new website:
I have an insurmountable problem with my previous blog that has to do with the 'feed'. Everything about it works just fine with the exception of it not being able to send Emails to my followers whenever I post a new essay. I have learned what caused the cumulative problem but am still unable to repair it, and so today I turn a new page. Armed with a new knowledge of how to avoid future problems, I am relegating Freedom Rings 1776 to a background archive, totally accessible but no longer serving my needs.
There is also a second reason for what I have begun. My first website was named with a sense of optimism, while this one is from a sense of desperation, for we are most assuredly losing in the political arena. Since Obama was first chosen by the Progressive overlords, we have been subjected to betrayal, deceit, a loss of liberty, and rampant corruption, and as an honest people, we simply do not know how to engage on their terms.
We seek truth while they propagate lies. We hope to engage in honest debate, but the Progressives shun that honesty for it exposes their plan of domination, while liberals turn away choosing not to know the truth. We hear epithets such as 'Racists', "Bigots', 'War on Women', and 'Islamophobia', while they delude America with feel good platitudes about 'equality', 'fairness', 'helping the poor', and 'sharing the wealth'; the very things the Founders warned about.
Look at the vicious attacks launched on those such as Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Ted Cruz, Luis Gohmert, and many others. The success of those attacks can be laid squarely in the laps of our RINOs, for they have infiltrated what was once the party of Lincoln and Reagan, and smear any who have the courage to stand for the Constitution. These traitors to us, their party, and our country, march in lockstep with our enemy for they have given their final seal of approval on what is to become of this nation.
I no longer sign petitions, phone my Representative, Email my Progressive Senators, or believe that there is any political solution to today's events, or the slightest hope of change in elections to come. Our enemies own the voting machines and adjust the vote as they deem appropriate. They allow people such as John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Boehner, and Chris Christie to remain in office to foster the myth that the Republican Party is still viable and fighting for America, but this is no more than illusion, smoke and mirrors!
Such traitors have charted our course, and if we continue on the path they have laid out then we may as well take down the Stars and Stripes, and retire that noble standard with a solemn dignity, then behold the specter as the world slips into another dark age of a thousand years.
The entire Democratic Party has morphed into the American Communist Party, with the elite of the GOP following in hot pursuit, leaving us, the conservatives behind. They seek the votes of the growing multitude of those who put their own private agenda ahead of the entire future of the United States.
In short, I have cast off all of my once held beliefs in the wisdom of 'The People'. They are not wise. They are greedy, self centered, self serving, and could give a hoot less about what is happening to this once great nation. Of such people and their future I have no concern. I find strength in the company of those who still care for what this country was in our younger days, for they are the ones who have long carried the burden and kept the torch of freedom aglow.
We may well find that our efforts are too little and too late, but if freedom is ever restored it will be due to our efforts, and ours alone. Patriots gave birth to our liberty, and if that liberty is lost, then we have none to blame but ourselves. If on the other hand, it is ever reborn, it will be by our engaging in a valiant struggle and our spilled blood, for nothing less will nourish the tree of liberty.
Yesterday I informed a few of my patriot friends that I was going to build a new website and call it 'Fix Bayonets', and then I related why. I love history for it is there that I find men of wisdom, men of perseverance, and men of courage; the same kind of men who first built and then long preserved our nation. It is to them that I owe such a debt of gratitude for my having been born into what was at that time the greatest nation this world has ever known.
Take a giant leap back in time to the far left flank of the Union lines outside Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. It was discovered that a hill, later known as Little Round Top, was totally unprotected and of vital importance to the Union Army. It was hastily reinforced by a group of 358 men from Maine under the command of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Arriving at the last possible minute they did not even have time to build breastworks, relying totally on existing trees and rocks for cover.
They were assaulted by two experienced and determined regiments from Alabama. The battle raged on until the men from Maine eventually ran out of ammunition. When a unit's ammunition is depleted the two most likely scenarios are either retreat or surrender. Chamberlain chose a third option. He ordered his men to fix bayonets and engage in a desperate charge.
In yesterday's dialogue with my friends I mentioned my greatest fear while a young paratrooper. The only thing Patton feared was a bullet coming straight at his nose. The only thing that I feared was a man rushing at me with a fixed bayonet. Being shot is one thing; the idea of being stabbed with a bayonet that is twisted as it is being withdrawn scared the living hell out of me. Apparently the boys from Alabama had much the same thoughts as I, for those who could retreat before that onrush of fixed bayonets did so. Those who could not escape the field of battle either surrendered or died.
Why the history lesson? Simply because the 20th Maine found themselves in a desperate situation, and desperation called for desperate tactics, thus the bayonet charge. Today we find ourselves in a far different, but equally dire situation, for in but a few short years, if we fail to act, we will find ourselves living in the Totalitarian States of America. We have long depended on the old ways of peaceful protest, always hoping for better results in the next election. Now we find have been hoping in vain for far too long, and when blind hope stands defenseless before naked aggression, that aggression will undoubtedly be the victor.
Therefore it is imperative that we abandon our passive heritage and embrace a more determined stance if we hope to survive this Progressive onslaught on what were our liberties. That assault is designed to enslave the passive and if we succumb to their intent we have none but ourselves to blame, for one need but look to the past to readily discern the future.
Nearly three years ago I was writing that we were headed for one of two possible futures; enslavement or civil war. Few at that time could even conceive of the notion I put forth. Today many have realized that I was indeed correct, but there remains yet many who still hold out hope that the Republican Party will, like the cavalry, ride to the rescue in the last moment. Forget that nonsense, for if you do not then you will almost certainly die hoping for a messiah that has already defected. What once was the Republican Party is now dead! Abandon it as you would a sinking ship.
Were the situation not already so dire I would be the first proponent of a third political party, leaving the GOP to wallow in its own decadence. But it is far to late for a third party to have any hope of success as we have reached the point that our voting process has been entirely corrupted.
America, if we have any hope of survival, it is up to us, the people, the patriots, the determined, and those willing to die for what we believe, to wrest power from those who have usurped it. It is our country and it is being destroyed by a man unfit to be in office, and he was put there by a people gone astray, but the problems did not begin with Obama.
An internet friend mentioned a tipping point that we have already passed, his intent being that civil strife is now unavoidable. I went on to identify that tipping point as the day Ronald Reagan left office, to be followed by Progressive George Bush the Elder. He spoke with starry eyes about a New World Order and we are seeing his dream play out before us. Obama is simply the latest in a long string of those intent on the ruin of America, and the man chosen to strike the death blow. Furthermore, he may well succeed as his followers are many and he recruits evermore from south of our border, and the lands of Islam.
All that stands between he and his dream are we the patriots, and we find ourselves outnumbered, outmaneuvered, outvoted, and completely surrounded but not outgunned. That is the one fact that may yet save liberty. The guns are many; the question that remains is one of courage. Do the patriots of today have the courage to bear arms as did those of the past? Putting it another way; when the going gets rough, will you stand and be counted? Will you lock and load or meekly get on the next bus to the nearest gulag?
In the preceding I have used the word 'desperate' many times. The online dictionary defines desperate to mean "Feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with". Now that sounds grim, and so it is. Let us face it. We have compromised, negotiated, bargained, and retreated until there is no where else to go. Our backs are to the wall, and if that is not desperate then I do not know what is.
Dante wrote that above the gates of hell there is the inscription "Abandon hope all ye who enter herein". The same could be appropriately placed above the gates to Progressive Utopia, and I shall not enter there. Our backs are indeed to the wall, and if fate would have it so then it is there that I shall die fighting, but I can no longer retreat and will never consider surrender. That leaves only one option, and that is to fix bayonets and attack when the time is right.
The future can still be ours but only if we have the courage to go boldly where others have gone before. Patriots of the past have blazed the trails. We need but follow their lead.
Addendum: As mentioned in the beginning of this essay, the feed for Freedom Rings 1776 is broken and there remains a group of articles that were never sent to the followers of that blog. In coming days I shall post them one at a time on this site as well in hopes of getting the word out on topics I feel are important. Meanwhile, in the right sidebar, there is a place to follow this new site via Email. Please feel free to subscribe if you find my views as being worth noting.
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