Calm your mind my young padawan. You're not the only one in America seething to a boil in the righteous anger we should all feel about the current
direction of our country.
Those that perpetrate these injustices would love nothing more for you and a few buddies to take up arms. They would gun you down in spectacular
fashion like cattle into the pen and broadcast it on the evening news probably saying the put down a sleeper cell of domestic terrorists.
The time for violence is not yet here, this can be evidenced on a local, county and state level. There are plenty of people still that hold power,
real power that would resist what is happening and there is still time to alter course through non violent channels.
I'm not telling you to go out and vote! That's not gonna work on a federal level but I think the problem with the country is on a federal level, who
can hold them to account? We all know they have committed multiple crimes but nobody has merit to press charges. When enough states have had enough,
when enough Americans force the hand of their local and state officials, perhaps we can push the issue and when we have done all we can (and we are
nowhere close) then and only then do I advocate violence.
Generally, I find myself in agreement with you, Helious. More often than not.
Not this time.
Never, in the history of the world, has an injustice been "cured" by simply sitting on one's hands, doing nothing, and hoping it will simply sort
itself out. Cures, remedies, always involve being proactive. They require action.
Our young friend imasheep is not wrong, either in his assessment or in the necessary course of treatment. He states his age as 36, and says this is
what he has seen just in HIS lifetime. I have 16 years on him, at 52, and can say without reservation that I've seen an even steeper decline over that
It is, however, worse than that, and worse than I've seen in my 52 years.
When imasheep was busy being born, and had yet to notice the decline, I was a 16 year old kid already watching the decline. In 1976, the "Bicentennial
Year". I told my dear old dad that I didn't believe the US would live to see a tricentennial. His response to me on that thought was "young sir, you
haven't seen the half of it."
He was 47 at the time, and had seen much more than me. This has been an ongoing problem for a long, LONG time. During that time, for the most part,
people have just sat on their hands and waited, expecting the situation to sort itself out. It's not going to.
It's only getting worse, and accelerating in it's downhill slide. It's emboldening the enemy.
An Article V Convention is a grand idea, but it will come to naught without teeth behind it.
If we don't grow some teeth, start growling through those teeth, and DEMAND a redress of grievances through those teeth, we will all be lost, and I
will be a prophet...
... because the US will NOT live to see a tricentennial.
ETA: I don't know if this has already been posted or not, but my wife was asking for independent confirmation of the story, something other than a
French source. She questioned the veracity of the report since it apparently hasn't been very widely trumpeted in the US itself. Well, I reckon there
is a reason for that. Be that as it may, here it is, straight from the horse's mouth as it were: In re
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