Laughing In The Face Of Goliath: The Virtue Of Fighting Back
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With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of
2012 (NDAA-2012) and all the malicious intent contained within its virulent
pages, many in the Liberty Movement, once relegated as extremist in documents
such as the MIAC Report and the Virginia Fusion Center white papers, now find
themselves faced with the very real possibility of being targeted as enemy
combatants in their own country and in their own front yards. No longer is the
fight between globalist and Constitutionalist obscured in the mire of cold war
style information drilling and propaganda. Today, it’s all out in the open, and
it’s nothing to be taken lightly. Unfortunately, however, an incessant belief
remains amongst a large subsection of Americans, who assume that there is no
need to act, or to choose sides. Apathy and fear cling to our culture like
manure to a new leather shoe.
In my years as an analyst and activist, I cannot possibly
estimate how often I have heard cries of nihilism, futility, and submission. The
redirections and rationalizations used by naysayers and quivering weaklings at
the onset of any social crisis always carry the taste of logic, but in those of
us who have resolved to stand firm in our principles, such excuses elicit
reactions of utter disgust. There is nothing more distasteful to the courageous
than being presented with a man who would sell his own soul (or the souls of
others) for a few extra minutes of oxygen.
Life is inherently dangerous. Always has been. Always will
be. Regardless of the time or place in which we live, the threat of calamity is
ever present. American culture has strained every sinew and burst every blood
vessel trying to wrap itself in a bubble of artificial safety…to no avail. While
we live, there is no permanent escape from struggle, beyond increasingly brief
moments of calm. At bottom, those who embrace the reality of danger and
conflict, and who have the will to see it through, are the men and women who are
most likely to make a difference in this world. Those who run, hide, or easily
surrender, matter little in the grand streams of history. They become cannon
fodder buried in the dreary dust bowl pages of abandoned encyclopedias, and
As the preeminence of this cold hard truth dawns on us, we
are faced with what amounts to a very simple choice, at least, in my mind.
Terror or valor. Slavery or freedom. Obedience or defiance.
The stature and vicious nature of our opponent appears
overpowering, just like any other monster worth the effort to slay. The greatest
enemy of the citizenry, though, has never been the leviathans of establishment
and oligarchy, but the apprehensions of the people themselves.
In the Liberty Movement, more than any other political and
philosophical social shift I can think of, the process of practical organization
has been ridiculously subdued. The alarm that arises over the possibility of
being added to multiple arbitrary lists of alphabet agencies from the FBI to the
DHS has until recently inspired a sort of proactive paralysis. In most
situations, whether we like it or not, activism involves exposure, and risk.
Sorry folks, that’s just how it goes. Frankly, if you are not on a government
list somewhere, then you probably aren’t much of a threat, and therefore,
need to try harder.
Solid organization does not necessarily require
centralization or a top down command structure. In fact, the more decentralized
a group or network is, the more flexible and durable it becomes. What is
required, though, are common objectives and consistent leadership through
example. In a movement at odds with itself at the most basic level, the
juggernaut of elitism rolls forward unimpeded across lands of ghosts and jello.
Without mutual aid, mutual defense, and synchronous
strategies, individual proponents of Constitutional law and transparency will
find themselves completely isolated from one another. Faces in a crowd of
destitute and hungry. Ultimately, what the government does or does not do when
it comes to categorizing our movement is not our concern. Safe haven relocation,
barter networking, open protest, neighborhood defense, will attract negative
responses from elitists because these strategies WORK. When faced with the
potential of full spectrum national collapse and economic implosion, federal
intervention or demonization becomes a rather puny concession in comparison. Our
very first concern should be that of local insulation and survival in the wake
of financial Armageddon, not the chest beating of overconfident bureaucrats.
Protest, for the most part, has become a completely
ineffective tactic for legitimate change, not because it is passé, but because
the methods used today have not evolved for several decades. Public
demonstrations in modern times in the face of technically advanced media
manipulations must assert a specific objective in order to be successful. The
objective could be as simple as refusing to move from a particular place despite
the perceived consequences, or preventing an opponent from finishing a task.
Signs and slogans are meaningless compared to the act of drawing a line in the
proverbial sand and denying the enemy access. The problem is, many protest
groups in these times are afraid to commit so completely too any redress of
A peaceful protest requires incredible courage, including the
courage to get arrested, or to take a beating. It demands an unwavering sense of
urgency. That which can be accomplished today MUST be accomplished today, or not
at all. There may not be an opportunity tomorrow.
A protest which melts and cowers in the wake of authoritarian
violence will not affect an awakening or a repositioning of the system. The
first protest organization which is willing to take their stand against the
elites all the way no matter what hell is unleashed upon them will garner the
unerring respect of a majority of the nation and drive the methodology of
liberty forward to the point of critical mass. Only those who are willing to set
their consciences and their principles above their own personal safety have the
ability to accomplish this.
While top down solutions to the problem of globalist
corruption are slim at best, and economic destabilization is a certainty despite
the success of any Constitutional candidate, there is still vital utility in
political action on the part of the Liberty Movement. Our brand of politics,
however, can have nothing to do with the grandstanding baby kissing propaganda
plays of traditional campaigns. It must abandon the concepts of moderation and
bi-partisanship; both disingenuous phrases that are often misapplied in order to
steer public perception. Our candidates, instead of consistently trying to
placate special interest groups and the uninformed, must have the audacity to
become totally uncompromising.
Limp-wristed and easily bought politicians are a dime a
dozen. Some of the public may still vote for them because they are ignorant of
the false left/right paradigm, but most Americans, I believe, are irrevocably
disenchanted with the never ending throng of establishment thespians posing as
human beings with beating hearts. There can be no room given to indecisive or
dishonest candidates anymore. This is why men like Ron Paul have attained so
much support despite the ongoing and gleeful sabotage by the mainstream media;
he refuses to be deterred, or to sacrifice his original position. All Liberty
Movement candidates should take a page from Paul’s campaign and learn well. The
message, the truth, is more important than winning the game. Sacrifice the
truth, and all subsequent victories become hollow.
Self Defense And Revolution
All predators seek first to hunt prey they think will offer
the least amount of resistance. From wolves to rapists, the meek make
irresistible targets. The point? Make the predator pay hardily for his pursuit
of you and he will think twice before trying again.
The size and strength of an attacker is irrelevant. His
technological superiority and logistical support are irrelevant. His
ferociousness and his veracity are irrelevant. His numbers are irrelevant. His
lack of moral concern? Still irrelevant. In self-defense, and in revolution,
there is no choice but to stop the aggressor, no matter how long his shadow is
cast. One fights back, or one loses everything. Period.
In rebellion, there is, of course, a right time and a right
place. Barreling forward like a brainless bull charging the deceptive red cape
of the matador is not the way to win back one’s freedoms, but a great way to end
up impaled by the weight of one’s own thoughtless force. Respectively, resorting
to random violence, or extraneous acts of revenge against current
representatives, no matter how traitorous, would do nothing to alleviate the
stresses of our country. They are mere middle men. Errand boys for corporate
interests. Sock puppets. They are not the root of the ailment, only a symptom.
If the conflict we are now caught up in reaches the point of
no return, and all peaceful methods are exhausted, no citizen spy program, no
black boot, no SWAT team, no remote controlled drone should be allowed to
overwhelm the resolve of the people. No one ever said that keeping a free
Republic would be easy, but it is, indeed, crucial.
The Wages Of Fear
Being afraid, and living in fear, are two entirely different
states of being. If they are honest, all people will admit they suffer from some
measure of uncertainty. The most impressive of all heroes endure this
uncertainty and take action in spite of it. That is to say, they do not allow
themselves to be ruled by it. Nor do they shirk this responsibility as a lost
cause. Cynicism in the wake of adversity is a familiar disguise for cowardice.
When faced with a menacing giant of mythological proportions,
the light footed warrior is not without recourse. There is no such thing as an
invincible enemy. There is no such thing as an insurmountable obstacle. In all
battle, whether combatants wield ideas or arms, human will is the most important
determinant. The side with the deepest and most sincere internal relationship
with its own principles will have an advantage that goes far beyond any military
industrial edifice. Missiles cannot kill honor, or the growing sense of
awareness that it inspires.
In the end, true activists for liberty understand that no one
lives forever, but legacy is eternal. What we leave behind here now should be
more than footsteps and gravestones. What we build for the future should be more
than structures of wood and stone cutting tall in the fog of distant and
terrible fires. What we have been given, is an infinitely rare opportunity; to
defend not only ourselves and our families, but the prosperity of many
generations to come. This challenge is at once startling, horrifying, and in
some ways, beautiful. And, as much as I sometimes dread the dark days ahead of
us, I cannot in all honesty think of another moment in history that I would
rather be alive. We have been given a chance to sever the chains of global
elitism; perhaps the most overwhelming tyranny of our age, or any other age, and
start anew. When one comes to this realization, walking away or giving in seems
like a laughable proposal.
At the edge of this fantastic tempest, we make camp, we
warm our hands patiently by the fire, we remain vigilant, and when the time
comes, we will not be moved…