posted on May, 4 2009 @ 11:57 AM
Your thread convinced me to join ATS today. I have been doing research and reading hundreds of blogs and thousands of threads for the past six months
in preparation for an upcoming book, but I didn't plan on joining or posting until at least late this summer. This is the only site I have joined,
and it is because of the intelligent discourse, the toleration most everyone shows for differing opinions, and the research and fact finding that go
into the best posts and responses that I joined here today.
That all said, I agree immensely with your original post, although I also have to agree that some of the language is a bit distracting. I too am a
literary man, and I enjoy flexing that muscle from time to time, but this information is too important to give the critics any extra ammo. Obviously
you are highly intelligent, militarily trained, and moral in your views and actions, and I commend you.
To the few replies that have tried to make this a party issue, much like the media coverage did to the tea parties, I am a staunch republican who
voted for Obama, and I would do it again. I also voted for Bush Sr., Jr., and Jeb in Florida. Our current state of affairs has been brewing for
decades, and it has nothing to do with race, immigration, or our symbolic leaders. Although we have "50 parties" to choose from, there are only two
realistic, electable choices, and those choices continually let us down. I would have loved to vote for Ron Paul, but I remember how Ross Perot
derailed an election with no real chance at winning, and I did not want to waste my vote in that way. Our country is truly at a crossroads, and I
chose the lesser of two evils, regardless of party affiliations. I believe that the upcoming war/revolution/chaos or whatever ensues is inevitable,
but Obama is buying us some much needed time. I take nothing away from Bush, because I admire his commitment and the way he stuck through his
presidency in the face of falling popularity, high criticism, and criminal allegations.
Most of us are not as ready and willing as we should be if we are going to survive and help the cause in the near future. I personally need more time
to prepare financially and emotionally. I have two very young boys, and I hope they can get a little bigger and stronger before they are in a
survival situation. I am still collecting supplies and making plans. I am working intently at being "off-grid" by the end of this year. These
preparations are good for my family, my community, the ecosystem, and the long term economy, even if the revolution, WWIII, Nubiru, or Jesus never
We can all prepare for the worst, pray for the best, exercise our constitutional rights, educate our friends and neighbors, and protect our
environment without being a conspiracy theorist, militant, right-wing/left-wing nut, or living under any other label meant to marginalize or belittle
our views. Live well; I wish everyone the best, and I am thrilled to be a part of the ATS community!
[edit on 4-5-2009 by getreadyalready]