It has been awhile since I’ve blogged, but the issue of gun control is up on the chopping block once again. It’s irritating seeing Americans, whom never had to deal with a true dictatorship, trying to strip little by little their rights. The stories I’ve read and heard from my father about the desaparecidos or the disappeared are horrifying for the American psyche to even comprehend. Thank the gods for our Constitution, right? When was the last time any American has heard of anyone disappearing after a protest or even simply speaking your mind? Probably never. Sure, there are those individuals who threaten some form of violence, but by no means has our government “disappeared” people. If that were the case, you wouldn’t so many daring folks protest these days. You’d see fear reigning supreme, but we Americans do not fear authority. In fact, we throw bottles and rocks at them during “protests”. Hell, David Hogg, the newest darling of gun control, hung up on the White House! If that doesn’t show how free Americans are, I don’t know what will. It could be argued that an armed populace does indeed frighten the US government into a mild complacency of accepting mediocre power due to the 2nd Amendment. Sure, the government has tanks and airplanes at their disposal, but it also requires servicemen who are willing to bombard possibly their families, so there would probably be only a small contingent who would willingly attack fellow Americans. That number would most likely be small enough for civilians to defend themselves against. However, aside from that scenario, we forget about the partisan fighters who hadn’t tanks and airplanes who fought against the Nazis during WWII. There’s that scary word: we forget. We forget how history has shown us that an unarmed population is easily subjugated.
Here’s some food for thought: The Handmaids Tale I believe is a good and realistic POV that Leftists need to consider. A theocracy arises in the United States, what do you do? Do you roll over and allow it or do you resist it? You resist it of course and it would most likely be armed resistance since protesting and any form of free speech would most likely be suppressed. The Left fears the rise of a theocracy just as much as the Right fears the rise of state sponsored atheism. The fear of a Nazi/Fascist/Communist/Theocratic government arising is reason enough for people to be vigilant and armed. And never say it can’t happen here, because it can. Most democracies fall due to internal strife within the political body itself (much like Trumps revolving door of his Administration, his constant attacks towards the media and so on) before a tyrant takes advantage. It can and will happen here if we the People aren’t vigilant. Government is inherently evil and always hungering for power. It is a beast that can’t be satiated, but it can be subdued by a society that is armed not only in weapons but also in common sense.
The Right, you guys are losing your minds over this issue. I’ve seen the attacks on David Hogg, the bullying because he has a different than you. He’s a kid! Grow up! Stop calling him names, stop being a bully for no good reason other than your fear that he may be able to push the ban for the Armalite Rifle 15! Being abusive and not being constructive in your criticism does NOTHING for your position but make the Left, whom call you “ammo-sexuals” and other inane names, seem more level headed when they are not. They’re coming at this from an emotional POV much like you are. Either step up to the plate with civility or don’t bother. Same goes for the Left.
In conclusion, it becomes disheartening to see only one side being portrayed as the common sense approach while the other is ostracized as the lunatic fringe by the media. We know that our news outlets are filled with partisan hacks with no objectivity in their reporting. They refuse to report both sides simply for their ratings rake up which in turn pits American against American. We the People need to step up our game and stop being shills for the media and politicians. We allow ourselves to be used and abused by the elitists in power. Why? We still maintain this serf mentality that those above us have our best interests in mind when in fact they don’t. Both Democrats and Republicans have an agenda and it doesn’t include being fair to us. Their agenda, no matter how far apart they may seem to diverge, are in reality the same: power. Anyone who believes government is force for good obviously hasn’t read their history. Government is not something you trust. Government is something with which you remain vigilant towards. All Americans should be united in their vigilance, but instead they have successfully separated us over race, religion, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology and so on. We are divided and we are conquered and we are to blame. We allowed this to happen, we volunteered to be separate but equal this time around. We stopped being Americans and started being ridiculous labels. And yet, we scoff at the idea of government ever oppressing us once we’re disarmed even though they have fulfilled one part of their agenda and that’s dividing us thoroughly. Sure some pro-Second Amendment/pro-gun control folks can be outright vapid in their arguments, but there are some who do have some valid points. We need to hear both sides, discuss civilly and without being self-righteous and check our higher than thou attitudes at the door. We need to save our society from the downward slide and it can start here with the gun issue. If we can’t do this civilly then Americans are lost as a people and as a nation. It’s up to ALL Americans and not just the younger or older generations, it’s up to ALL of us!
Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? – Ripley (Aliens, 1986)
Unfortunately, this is a question I ask myself everyday since after the Election. The more I see how Trump supporters are outing themselves for the misled minions of a mutant Cheeto with a toupee, the more I wonder how far has the national IQ dropped. People, Idiocracy wasn’t supposed to be a documentary of what is to come, but rather a funny movie. No longer is it funny. It’s depressing because the very aspects of the culture of Idiocracy is becoming more prevalent these days than ever before. Trumps election to the head seat of the United States just proves how close we are to an Idiocratic dystopia.
I leave you, my wonderful readers, with this example of anti-science rhetoric we will most likely have to deal with for four years. Buckle up, it’s going to be one hell of a ride!
Jill Stein for President, some Libertarian for either Senate or House, and for local government I wrote in Aleister Crowley, Ragnar Lodbrock and myself. I kept true to my plan of NOT voting for ANY of the Kleptocrat party or commonly known individually as the Democrat and Republican parties.
Of course, there will plenty of people saying that I wasted my vote today. No, I didn’t. I voted based on my conscience rather than the rehashed nonsense of voting for the “lesser of two evils”. If more people surpassed that mentality, we would have more Third Parties in seats of government today. However, the Republicans and Democrats work in tandem to make sure that Third Party voices, such as Jill Stein, be drowned out. In fact, both Obama and Romney in 2012 both had NOTHING to say when Jill Stein was arrested for demanding that she be able to debate the Kleptocrats. She has that right as do ALL Third Parties have that right to debate the Kleptocrats on the issues at hand. This is why real change will never occur until people in this country change their mindset from lesser of two evils to Third Parties can create that change.
So come 2020, we’ll see if more people wake up instead of slumber peacefully ignoring the Kleptocrats stranglehold on power in the United States. The more ignorant people remain, the longer the hold on power is. Unfortunately, my optimism 8 years ago has waned. Now, pessimism reigns supreme as I watch people debase themselves with classless acts like booing a candidate they dislike on their way to vote to out and out violence or threats there of. Maybe, just maybe I’ll pleasantly surprised, but I’m not counting on it.
May the Gods keep our country peaceful during this heated time.
This is kind of an addendum to Voice of the Voiceless.
Recently, I’ve attempted to reach out to two Conservative personalities that I respect despite their anti-pagan stance they seemingly have. They are Ann Barnhardt, known mostly for her bacon as bookmarks in the Koran and Glenn Beck. It was part of my attempt to bridge this ridiculous gap between conservative Pagans and conservative Christians. We need to bridge this gap in order to take back our country from the grips of the vulture Left. So that should answer the question as to why I would bother. Our country and its values weigh more than our personal beliefs. It is precisely because of our country and our values that allow Christians and Pagans to coexist next to each other without us acting like the Islamic zealots in the MidEast who lob off the heads of Christians. So, if we are to preserve our country and our Constitution then it’s going to take all of us regardless of faith who love freedom and our country.
With that I’m left to say that if Ann Barnhardt and Glenn Beck can’t take my proposition seriously then it’s their problem not mine. I’ve tried and now I have to trudge to do my part as much as possible. One of those things is my working on the Right Hit website that will be geared towards conservative minded regular everyday folk who want to voice their opinions through writing, audio and/or video. We need more websites like this that doesn’t simply just allow already situated talking heads, but also the common folk. We are the true power no matter what the elitists on both sides say.
Is it to be considered ironic that a right of center man uses a line from a song from Leftist band Rage Against the Machine? No, I don’t think so. I think it speaks volumes of something that transcends political ideology and into the realm of natural rights. We, the voiceless folk who aren’t heard by the elitists who wish only to be Lords over us, the serfs. But to say we are voiceless is an illusion because we have a voice that if vocalized in unison can overpower the voice of the truly meek, the politicians and the rest of the elitists out there. To prove this point I point you towards history. In my fathers country of Uruguay in South America, a military dictatorship took over to combat the Marxist terrorists that were running amok (in other words freedom was sacrificed for security). The military dictatorship made dissidents disappear for 10 years and then one year, 1984, the people rose up with a mass general strike that shook the military dictatorship to its core and returned democracy and freedom back to the people. The voice of the voiceless was heard. That’s why I say that we the people being a voiceless crowd is an illusion. There are too many instances in history that show the power of the people and that once we come together, unite against a common enemy we overcome them with an overwhelming force.
Now, the Federal Government can believe what it wants that increasing the size of government beyond its Constitutional means is in a way being Savior to the American people, but what they believe isn’t true. The more they increase the more they abuse their new found power. Look at how the Federal Government utilized the IRS to bully Tea Party/Conservative groups. This is only the tip of a gigantic iceberg floating towards us if we don’t reverse course soon. We’re already seeing the excessive militarization of the police that makes the Gestapo of Nazi Germany look tame in comparison. It can try and usurp parental rights in order to cement their propaganda machine with the likes of Common Core, but eventually parents will realize how insidious this program is and they will revolt against it. All these things being done out in the open and the government believes we’ll let them Nanny us, but they are wrong, as always. We want the freedom to choose what school our children go to, what religion to grow our spirituality, what food we want to consume, grow our food naturally and the freedom to choose our own path in life without having some looming and spooky government entity enticing us. Most of us want to do for ourselves without help. The road may be rocky and tough on our own, but that’s the price of true individuality. You can not and will never eradicate that individualistic aspect of humanity no matter how much propaganda you pump us with. We will never be silent in the face of adversary and we will never lie down. Our voice, the voice of liberty will always resound louder than the voice of the elites in power. Liberty is the unconquerable soul of humanity and will always shine a bright light of hope even in the darkest of pits. Liberty will always win.
Never give up, never surrender! This country is too precious to give up on. No matter how rough the road is eventually we find the smooth surface if we simply just keep going. With hard work and willpower of steel we’ll get through this dark tunnel and out into the light again. We are the UNITED People of America and we always stand strong like a wall against the agents of oppression.
Ever since I swung to the Center I’ve made it my mission to reconcile issues between us pagans and the Christian/Jewish community. The history between all three faiths has been tense and bloody whether it were pagans brutalizing Christian and Jews or Christians brutalizing pagans and Jews and so forth. Christians and Jews have reconciled their past differences and Christians were forgiven for their past actions that resulted in deaths of Jews. They are now a united front against the Muslim incursion into Western civilization. I figure since it was the Popes job to put things into motion between Christians and Jews that it is my job to attempt to open the lines of communication between the Christians and Jews and the Pagans in order to fix our ailing society. Ultimately, what happens in this country doesn’t just affect them but also those of us who aren’t of the Judeo-Christian faith. If the Judeo-Christian faith is destroyed by militant Muslims or militant atheists that we are next on the chopping block and I use that as a literal term.
I believe in preserving the Judeo-Christian culture this country was founded on that has evolved to allow us heathens to practice openly our religion all due in part to the Constitution of the United States of America. The militant Muslims and militant atheists want eradicate ALL opposing beliefs because it doesn’t mesh with their worldview, so for us pagans who taunt Christians need to recognize that we need them just like they need us. Why on Midgard would they need us? Simple, we are the other side of the checks and balances that keeps them from engaging in bloody sectarian squabbles such as a theoretical war between Catholics and Protestants. With our freedom maintained to practice our pagan faiths the freedom to be Catholic among many other Christian sects is maintained as well. We’re all interconnected, but I’m sure there will be disagreements. That’s fine! Welcome to America where we be of differing faiths but not kill each other over it. So why remain divided over our differing faiths when the socialist thugs in power are goose stepping over everyone’s rights?
Pagans who are concerned about the vitality of our country both in it’s economic fortitude and the securing of the Constitution need to reach out to Christians and Jews with an open hand and an olive branch. So to should Christians and Jews reach out to pagans in order to form a better, more solid union within our country. Us pagans aren’t going away and a lot of us swing Libertarian and we are fiercely patriotic about our country. We can and will stand shoulder to shoulder with you to protect this country. Are you willing to do the same?