posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:55 AM
Thank you Tentickles for this wonderful thread (I really need to take the time to find out how to imbed You Tube Videos as well as my own as I have
several I could share if I knew how), your work on this is evidently very thoughtful and expressive. Indeed, I was going to post a thread on the
subject until I saw yours – what can one add to such a presentation as your thread represents.
I am saddened that I had to go to my local Tea Party with my wheel chair as walking on crutches and carrying a sign would have been a bit much; for
the same reason I was not carrying my camera. However, if you would allow me, I would like to share a few thoughts with readers of your thread from
this veteran’s point of view.
First, as soon as other vets saw me in my lifers’ patch jacket we had a small group discussion that was very informative. I really think that the
day is far more spent then most Tea Party attendees know. There is an undercurrent of strong discontent I have not seen since the beginning of the
Patriot movement in the mid nineteen nineties; a perception that “Something Wicked This Way Comes” that belies other past political protest. It is
almost a palpable understanding that we as a nation are on the verge, or perhaps convergence, of a series of events that will define our national
If not clearly articulated, it is for certain a subconscious understanding that doing nothing is no longer an option; as if each daily new assault on
our liberty through the continued grab of power and governmental intrusion into ever more intimate areas of all of our lives is following some type of
script. Among the veterans I talked to, two of which had voted for President Obama, there was a resignation to the inevitable; an old soldiers
internal warning of impending danger. This is being reflected by the stockpiling of weapons and food stuffs, among them as well as by individuals who
would have thought such activities insane just a few months before.
This resignation to the inevitable is not symptomatic of the wild eyed reactionary that most would picture involved in such activities, but among
individuals that have seen that hand writing on the wall before and are calmly preparing. This is what was so intriguing to me; no anger or vulgarity,
no rush to the bulk wards with weapons at the ready, just a calm certainty of where this parade is heading. Indeed, one individual had a copy of the
Library of Congresses published version of General George Washington’s Vision for America. I was even startled to see several “We Came Unarmed
This Time” signs, or variants thereof, carried by people who looked as if they would not know which end of a riffle was dangerous.
It is for this reason that the presses maligning of the protestors and their denigration of their grass roots effort is so hazardous. The succession
movement is emblematic of this growing quiet resignation that Washington will not hear or heed the people; that both parties have forsaken the
Constitution and common sense and things will not change even if all incumbents are thrown out, due to the deep seated culture of lobbyist graft,
Trilateralist and Council of Foreign Relations global mindset.
While it is my profound prayer that sanity will return to our elected officials, after observing the different groupings of people in several
different ‘clicks’ of affiliations and the tone and tempo of their conversations, I as well as many others do not buy it. It was therefore the
quiet resignation of some, that is more fearsome than the rants of wild-eyed fanatics could ever be, as it signals the awakening of the silent
majority of ‘fly over country’ Americans. The day is far spent.
Flagged and a star, thank you again.
Moved to correct thread.