I need to say a few things so stick with me.
First off I don’t understand all the attacks against David regarding his promotion of wearing masks. David is one of the smartest guys I know and he has a degree in Microbiology so this is in his wheelhouse. People are accusing him of being a traitor to the liberty movement due to this issue. No one has done more in the state of North Carolina to advance the cause of freedom than David. So please stop with that nonsense. David was all over this virus back in January when I visited him for a few days. He said this virus was going to be a huge problem if it made it here and he was right. Look I get it, I understand you think it’s the state implementing a method of control. I understand your arguments. Hey if you don’t want to wear a mask don’t wear one. If you want to wear a mask wear one. I’m not going to judge you one way or the other. But attacking David, a true patriot, and calling him a traitor is just ridiculous. My in-laws aren’t wearing masks and have come to visit us and their grandchildren and they have not contracted the virus. My mom and stepdad wear masks and stay 6 feet away when coming to visit and they haven’t contracted the virus. Two different approaches, the same result, no one has gotten sick. But I’m not ridiculing either one for the decisions they are making regarding their health. Not my business. So if everyone could just quit attacking each other over wearing a mask or not and concentrate on the more important issues, that would be great. Freedom. You do you and let’s move on. David thank you for everything you have done to warn people of the dangers of this virus and I appreciate more than anything you allowing me to continue to work alongside you on the blog.
Now moving on, we’ve got problems. Unemployment, approaching food shortages and the rise in the cost of goods, the federal reserve just printing money on a whim, corruption in our government being swept under the rug, little tyrants in many states including North Carolina trampling on people’s rights, the list goes on but you get the idea.
Why aren’t we doing anything about all that and more, and instead we are focusing on bickering about a mask and how you’re not a patriot if you wear a mask?
I’ve had many interesting conversations with people over the past week about this tyranny we are facing. I think we are very close to seeing things explode in this country. People are unemployed and are not receiving unemployment benefits. What happens when people can’t feed themselves or their children? Yet we do nothing.
There are little tyrants in many states that keep on changing the rules for businesses and opening the economy back up. Yet we do nothing.
The coup attempt has been exposed for everyone to see. Yet we do nothing.
The justice department refuses to prosecute anyone for these crimes that are out there for everyone to see. Yet we do nothing.
The federal reserve is throwing around helicopter money and enslaving many generations to debt. Yet we do nothing.
I’ve written several times before about why I believe we are fully justified in violently overthrowing this government. Yes voting is useless. How do you think this year’s election is going to go with all these states implementing mail-in absentee voting?
I suspect that many, as in the vast majority of us, really are violent people, even if we don’t admit it. If you don’t believe me or agree, look at our history, look at the crimes that get committed daily, and look at our media and entertainment. Let’s be honest, we are a violent species. We see violence as a tool and we enjoy it. Still don’t agree with me? Think we’re civilized and beyond that? That we’re peaceful, we don’t coerce or threaten others to get what we want, we enact change through voting, etc. For that matter, your boss coerces you with the threat of a layoff, if you want to be honest about it.
So like I said, people LIKE violence and they like the results it brings. However, most people want it abstracted and sanitized. They want to call upon “police” to use violence on their behalf as a proxy. They want “soldiers” to engage in violence for the State. They want the results of the application of violence, they just don’t want to do it themselves. They also believe in the State having a monopoly on violence. They believe the State is right. They believe that the police “off ey sir” has some sort of right to use violence against you to force your compliance but it is a special kind of wrong for you to violently defend yourself against said “off ey sir”. They accept being subjects of the State and being slaves to the “laws” decried by their “masters” and deluded by the illusion of the vote as justification.
I, however, lack such a filter. I don’t require the violence to be by proxy, carried out by the State. The truth of it is, I want to be left alone. I don’t recognize the State as legitimate, or its claim of authority. I have about reached my limit of what I am willing to tolerate from this illegitimate govt. Sending tax bills demanding that I pay them almost 1/12th of my annual take home pay or they’ll confiscate a home I paid for. I almost sent the bill back to them with a message that said, “is this bill worth dying for?”
So, dig deep into your own thoughts and your own feelings. I am sure if you’re honest with yourself, you will realize that you too are violent and have that capability, but perhaps you prefer the comfort of it being by proxy of the State, much as you like your meat neatly packed on Styrofoam completely sanitized and removed from the animal whose life was taken so that you may eat its flesh, or as happens far too often in this country, it gets deposited in the refuse.
I’ve done that soul searching long ago. People here, when I used to attend the tea party and republican party meetings etc., always said I went to straight to violence. They don’t realize how quickly we could change things if the tyrants started falling. I wish more people thought like this. Perhaps it’s going to take many lone wolves. I get accused of sabre rattling etc., however I do know there are those out there that are ready but they are just waiting for that “Leader” to set it off.
The State likes to claim its power derived from the people, which it truly does. There is an expression from the Declaration of Independence saying deriving its powers from “the consent of the governed”. There is a little problem here. *** important *** If one consents, then they are not being governed. If they are being governed then they did not consent. There is NO such a thing as “consent of the governed”. Also, people can not give to others that which they don’t possess. It is impossible to bestow upon others rights that you do not have. Consequently, bestowing upon someone else super powers, such as the ability to “arrest” and claim you don’t have the same is not only impossible, but insane. Same thing with the likes of taxes, especially when it is backed by the idea that the “enforcers” will take your property if you don’t pay what they demand. When stripped of the illusion, the superstitious belief in “authority”, it is obvious that these entities are no different than the common street thug or bully that would likewise deprive you. You have every God given right to defend yourself and likewise to form groups and governance to uphold and assert these rights. The “po-lease off ee sir” has no true authority, only that which you believe in via the illusion. (note that the Greg Anderson of Port of Seattle who got fired for telling other cops that what they were doing is wrong said words to that effect, mentioning that the only thing they have is a badge and a gun and the people would strip them of it in minutes should they choose to).
Why do people get violent. The formula is known:
1) lack of alternatives
2) benefits outweigh the costs
3) ability to carry it out successfully.
4) perceived justification
I believe many people refuse to stand up against this government because they fear not enough will stand with them. Throughout history all rebellions have started small. Men with conviction to do what is right. Consequently, without leaders we wait. Ultimately, things will collapse and deteriorate. The violence will come out of nowhere and we will become like Sarajevo. Once the thin veneer of civilization is ripped away, the long caged animal will come out. Unfortunately, there is always someone better equipped, better trained, with more guns. You will need community. You will need to lead in your area.
The Declaration of Independence states that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government.”
We’ve tried doing things the peaceful way. If you have studied history, You know Violence is on the horizon.