Where is the line? Good lord. If you have to ask - it's probably already too late. I am asking because I don’t know. Bear with me:
On one hand, you have guys like Aesop. He’s ready to rock out with his
cack Glock out. He is a rage head, given to over reaction and panic. He and I have crossed swords before; first when he and Pete thought terrorist bastadges were going to bomb the world back to the Stone Age - with hobby drones. When I tried to explain that all the CG animations and mass media hype was fake - he let me have it broadside with his “wit”. Later he panicked like a school girl for the Ebola scare, and when the chinkpox took off … he was in his glory. He didn’t have a bird, he had a friggin cow, man! Bodies would stack up out in the street by the morgues, grave yards and hospitals! Doctors and nurses would collapse from sheer exhaustion!!! 25% morbidity rate! Maybe higher!!! We’re all gonna DIE!!! Now he’s going to lead the Second Civil War because all the idiot commies he scared the shit out of want to force him to take a shot for the chinkpox and possibly rabies as well. For him the chair is always against the wall if ya catch my drift…🤪👍
Over on the other side of this spectrum are guys like TB. He is not prone to panic at all. You could drop a bomb on him and he’d have the mess cleaned up by coffee time and be looking at plans for new houses…assuming he survived the blast. In my bible they talk about guys who are slow to anger - and I’ve seen glaciers go hot before he does. I was actually astonished when he and his introverted preppers discovered recently that there are really, really bad things going on in our countries now… and I laughed like hell when they decided that they’d meet the darkening future without violence, and support each other as much as possible and maybe even passively fork the new establishment our enemies are seeking to force on us. Can you spend TOO much time in the bible? Dear God…these guys are lambs talking about defying lions! They think that our age’s rising psychotic overlords will just leave them alone to putter in their gardens, go to their churches, and they’ll sail on the winds until the whole thing blows over. He would never over react like a hot head like me would. They aren’t as
crazy political as I am and that gave me pause for thought. They are normal people with lives, in the middle of the political spectrum. They see both sides of every issue where I do not. They have lives, you see, they do things and I spend too much time online.😇
So. Here, I sit. I know I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. But I’ve read history books, and squabbled with other online amateur historians about the lives and times of our ancestors. One thing that always floors me about the big crimes, mass murders, and genocides is that the people doing them… the guys pulling the triggers, posturing in the kangaroo courts, putting the blindfold on the prisoners…look hard at those people. It’s hard with the old black and white pics, yellowed with time… but if you look at the nervous bums in the background on the firing squad…one of them might look similar to a guy like Quartermain in another time and place. In another pic a solemn officer listens to some peasant farmers as they plead for their lands and property he was sent to confiscate. If he put on a few pounds he might look like Jack or Pete. The farmers losing everything might resemble Judy and her husband. The people that did these awful things and suffered and died look just like us guys today. I’ll bet they watched the wheels coming off their cultures too, and argued about what to do about it. I’ll bet things started small as they are right now… on bone dry beds of political tinder… just waiting for a spark. And when the mess catches…everyone else is dragged into the inferno regardless of their politics, their their morality or their station in life. When they get get stoked, people die by the millions and the vast majority of them are innocent non-combatants. Farmers, clerics, working folk, kids, the elderly it’s a crap shoot when the world starts to burn. How many watched the flames consume their lives and said, “It wasn’t supposed to be like this!”
I don’t think I am a hot head…? Others are seeing things too. I don’t care what anyone says, Vicki is not a rage head. Some of the actions I see being taken are to my mind - not mere provocations or taunts. They are flat out acts of war and demand a response. Every day the neoliberal left attacks our freedoms, our kids, our women… and our leaders in charge of the institutions to prevent exactly these abuses and over-reaches do nothing. Or worse, they take part. We’ve been here before: Chamberlain was the hero of the hour when he waved a scrap of paper, signed by Hitler that promised “peace in our time”. A couple weeks later the lead started to fly. Appeasement doesn’t work. It never has, and it won’t now. For now, the bad guys cross one line after the other and I pray that somewhere along the line we get the courage and faith in ourselves to stand up and put a stop to it.
I don’t think TB is the guy in the middle… I think I am. And as things get worse and worse… Aesop begins to make more and more sense. And maybe life is not about mere survival? What kind of people or christians are we to “tolerate” the stuff we are seeing? Where are you in all this? Where’s your line?
Aesop is drawing up hit lists of local shitheads that will need to be held accountable and possibly potted, laying in ammo and medical supplies and working on coded communication protocols. He’s ready to boogaloo tomorrow or even later today. TB’s declaring victory without firing a shot. I don’t know what spectrum I’m on or where I am on it. But I DO have a moral compass, and a sense of honour too, believe it or not. They wobble from time to time…but since we’re all on our own - I will do what I see as ‘right’. And I will do it to those that I see as wrong. I don’t know what that will look like, or who will be involved… but that’s all I know for sure, right now. 🤬
It isn’t right to pick a fight, but nor is it necessarily right to run from one either. Have a good Sunday you guys, and thanks for dropping in to hear me prattle. May you pick your fights wisely.
"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here." Captain John Paarker, to his Minute Men on Lexington Green, April 19, 1775ReplyDelete
I see no peaceful end to this.... It is going to go hot soon, it has to... There is just too much evil happening now to let it slide any longer (or much longer)They(the leftists and tptb) arent going to like what happens when those of us who just want to be left alone step off the porch and put an end to their crap...ReplyDelete
November and December last year were months that I worked out my line. There have been some adjustments since. But not major ones, just firming up some of the hazy spots.ReplyDelete
There is a book called "Ordinary Men" about a nazi police battalion in Poland. I couldn't finish it. It details how they were ordered to murder Jews, how hard it was at first, and how they became adapted to it or were reassigned if they couldn't. The vast majority of them did it, only a few couldn't keep doing it. And they were no different than you or me. The depth of evil that we can become inured to is bottomless. And there is NO ONE that is immune, just find the right button, or push into the last corner...
There were studies done in the 60's that showed how far people would willingly follow an "authority". Even to the point of electrocuting someone for wrong answers on a quiz.
I will never forget imported policemen disarming an old woman after the Katrina hurricane in New Orleans. Left her bloody, battered and easy pickings for any looters that happened to come by. It wasn't for her safety they did that.
Turns out our safety-fetish government is anything but safe.
The study you're referencing is Stanley Milgram's obedience research, known better by those like you and me as "The Tenth Level." I'm afraid we've already broached the eighth or ninth level here. "We The People" have already acquiesced to "Them The Government" on the lockdowns and masks. Many have also toed the line on the "vaccine." Now those who have their reasons to not vaccinate are being shamed by Them The Government," who is "encouraging" "The Vaccinated" to "not let "The Unvaccinated" ruin all (they've) worked for." This telegraphs to The Vaccinated that it's OK to do whatever it takes to achieve what They The Government wants. The BLM "Summer Of Love" "mostly peaceful" protests illustrated this quite nicely. Right now, this is only manifesting itself as it is where I work, where the owner of the company went from "I encourage you to vaccinate" to "You MUST vaccinate if you want to work here, and now, weekly testing in lieu of vaccinating is not an option." Oh; and there's no grace period to keep wworking while I vaccinate. I just can't go to work for the next month IF I decide to vaccinate. This, for me, is "the ninth level." The tenth will be me losing my job entirely, and possibly not even being able to buy food down the line unless I get the jab. Ask yourself folks; "Why does They The Government" want this SO BAD???" Act accordingly, people. As soon as They The Government" gets this win on the grounds of "for the greater good," it'll be able to come after EVERYthing else!Delete
Look at how most of the world has been disarmed . That is now the only major hurdle left here in FUSA . And that is what is coming next . The current regime has the UN and their buddies in China waiting to come in and help them with that task . Personally I don't think they will be successful . The Aesops will be first on the front lines and will be joined by the cautious Filthies and myself soon thereafter . No trucks will span those great highways with the ballistic crews out in the woods . Electric lines crossing those great hills will be disabled soon after . Pipelines , cell towers , and many other utilities crossing the hinterlands will suffer as will the hordes of immigrants inhabiting the major metros . The prepared will come out in force and America will once again be that shining city on a hill . In my ao we have already established a neighborhood protection group comprised of mostly exmil types and long range farmers with attitudes . Strangely enough we have identified the local libs and marked them for future elimination . As the late David Wilkerson stated shortly before his death " Americas cup of abomination is full " . There is no turning back now . Judgement is calling .ReplyDelete
Glen, The problem you're dealing with is that everyone's talking in conjecture; "If this happens I'll do this or that." It's painfully obvious that many who said they WOULD do this or that DIDN'T do this or that. Otherwise we wouldn't be at this juncture right now. I guess it's up to each one of us to determine how much we have to lose, and plan on what happens after we've lost it. As you're alluding to, it will be different for each of us. The important thing is, we MUST take a stand, or we're going to lose WAY more than we can afford to...ReplyDelete
But I wonder if something else isn’t going on here too. One of the things I have heard about untrained people getting dropped into potentially lethal encounters is that they go into a potential fatal period of indecision where they fight-or-flight reflex is delayed. They are in the same state as the deer in the headlights, where they don’t believe what’s happening to them and can’t properly process the danger they’re in.
I know several lefties and they talk openly about rounding people up, installing a police state, work camps, you name it - they WANT this stuff. They want to seriously go there. And I see it all the time from “normie” conservatives: “Oh, it will never get as bad as all that! Cooler heads will prevail! Don’t be a hot head and over react…”. They do this while elections get stolen, pedos are in the Oval Office, and our leaders make millions selling us out to billionaires and the third world. This stuff is happening right now.
I personally think Aesop is going to have his day if this shite isn’t stopped.
Glen, you hit the nail on the head. Our problems aren't limited to "the government". The half of the population that resides on the left half of the IQ curve is all in with totalitarianism.Delete
You will also note that as with Nazi Germany, Pol Pot in Cambodia, the mass exterminations in China and The USSR, the citizens NEVER rise up against their masters. Some times it is outside forces that subdue the tyrants (as is Germany) other times the tyrants stop after achieving their goals but the point is the same. Nobody revolts and we won't either. This COVID nonsense proves it.
I've referenced it before, but if you haven't given this Johnny Cash song a listen, you owe it to yourself: God's Gonna Cut You Down:ReplyDelete
I feel like a kid in a class full of students who have to each read a book report. Nobody wants to go first, but sooner or later, it will be my turn. I don't want to start, but I do want to get it over with.ReplyDelete
A civil war with 100 million dead is the best possible future for the USA. If we don't fight, we lose by default, and are overrun and replaced by turd-world invaders while our neo-feudal marxist overlords enjoy the power ride over the cliff.ReplyDelete
That shitshow on the border is going to have to stop at some point. Haitians are among the worst of the vibrants, right down there with Somalis. At some point we are going to have to stop thinking about saving the world and instead saving ourselves...Delete
I've seen the term "normalcy bias" used to explain why it's so difficult to believe what's going on right now.ReplyDelete
There's a good article today at The Burning Platform that examines life in 2021. And I believe there's a bad moon on the rise...
I think this is one of your most thoughtful pieces, and I'm glad to see it out there. I had been thinking this same kind of thing but it's easier to mull over, having read some of the things you've given a name to.ReplyDelete
I have some friends that are like 'the forty five' guy you mention and I couldn't express before what it was about them that drove me nuts. Nice folks, good folks, but they're the same in that they will insist on looking the other way from what everyone else can plainly see coming this way.