John Ringo wrote a book called “The Last Centurion” in 2008. The last portion of the book details the the protagonist’s (Bandit Six) liberation of Detroit from the control of a Muslim Caliph after an economic depression and viral “plague” collapsed the government’s hold on the nation’s security. It is easy to make the correlations with our nation’s current situation.
What I never forgot after reading this book over six years ago was the response when Bandit Six freed the slaves and dhimi (most of the former free inhabitants of Detroit): WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?
We now have the same situation in Seattle. The longer free Americans are under the control of a rapper warlord, the more faith is lost in the federal government. If I had written this one year ago, no one would have believed it. Especially after the FBI murdered LeVoy Finicum for holding the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
We truly live in the times that try men’s souls:
December 23, 1776
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.
Tyranny has taken control of our great experiment and for now, we see Hell’s gates opening. The government is fractured but the majority are supporting our collapse and its consequences as they hope to be included in the new tyrannical ruling class. We are now bound in all cases to taxation, regulation and subjugation as the term slavery is used as the excuse for our bondage.
Do we believe that only God has the right to this unlimited power or will we submit to the chains that bind us?