Well, that was short. Ok, my pity party is officially over. I beg forgiveness for my temporary bout of angst and depression. I promise it will never happen again. I am embarrassed that I was so weak. I was suddenly reminded of my oath today and it gave me heart (plus AGirl helped me remember who I am). Especially this part;
I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,
foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the
I took that oath three times and as far as I'm concerned it still holds, at least this much of it. I left part of it out. I'll get to that in a minute.
I am Warrior Class Six, the self appointed commander of my little slice of the Web. Part of my job is to provide both morale and leadership. Which includes a plan on what happens after a battle is lost. Or at least what I will do. Kind of a lead by example thing.
So. The enemy has been met on the field and the battle well and truly lost. Where do we go from here? First is to recognize that the Culture War is no longer a Cold War. It's full blown combat with all that entails. Our enemies have declared unconditional war and we either accept and fight or fold our tents and slink home, our tails tucked firmly between our legs and our arms slung muzzle down. So be it. I, for one, accept. No quarter will be asked nor granted.
It's no longer about Democrat or Republican (though we may well be working through the rotting carcass of the now dead Republican party). It's about Statists against Constitutionalists. Those who love freedom versus those who would gladly accept the chains and shackles of tyranny both for themselves and everyone else. It's left and right. Them or us. All or nothing.
I don't have a lot of specifics at the moment on just what exactly I will do but I have some ideas and some simple steps I have taken. As time goes by I will write a lot more about this.
The first and most important is assuming the proper mindset. Make no mistake about it, the left in this country wants to dominate and destroy anyone who doesn't agree with them exactly and enthusiastically. There will be no room for dissent or differing opinions. Accept that they see us as the enemy and act accordingly. They are wrong and we are right. Never forget that.
Remember the stakes. Those of us of a certain age are not fighting this for ourselves solely. Lu and I can surely get by no matter how bad things get. We're in this for our children and grandchildren to the nth generation and may they righteously curse us if we fail to even take the field. We can no longer be indifferent, we must take the fight to those who would chain them to the yoke.
We're prepared with the essentials and are stockpiling more even as I write this. Food, weapons, ammo, medical supplies and fuel. Find a good prepper site and study. Worst case scenarios happen every day. Best to be ready for anything, including the financial collapse that is surely in the offing.
Mind, spirit and body are the Warrior Trinity. Keep yours sharp and when needed they will carry you through. Exercise, study and for those so inclined pray. My faith sustains me when all else is gone.
I'm dropping any connections to leftist companies and organizations, starting with AOL. We've kept them mostly because it was simplest. No longer. We must eschew the safe and easy road when faced with clear choices between right and wrong. Cable is going as well as spending on movies made by the Hollywood stars who hate us so much. Starve the beast. Nothing is too small.
If you live in a Blue state and can manage it get out. I am so grateful at this time that Lu and I got out of California. As soon as we can we'll sell the house out there and finally cut those ties permanently. I'll only return to see Car Guy when I can and urge him to leave. Utah may not be perfect but it's reliably Red, has a huge population of Mormons (Who make excellent neighbors and partners in these trying times. Just ask the communists) and has a built in Gun/Prepper culture extant.
Find a way to support those who are fighting the war on a national scale. I'm sending money to Glenn Beck and subscribing to his television and programming site, The Blaze TV. Whatever your opinion of Beck is I'm of the opinion that he's a good bet to take the fight to the enemy on the big stage in a way I don't believe anyone else can. Beck has plans to expand and whatever his real or perceived faults he's a Constitutionalist to the core. We need his voice.You may disagree but choose a platform and get involved.
We're simplifying where and as we can. Some projects I'll put off and the rest I'll do myself. We won't be taking on any new debt and will keep our earnings at a level where our tax burden will be as minimized to extent possible. Every dollar we can find will be going to savings and as the financial cliff nears into cash. We're investing in steel, lead and tools. We're also acquiring new skills or polishing those we already possess. Carpentry/woodworking, welding, plumbing, electrical, canning. All self sufficient skills worth having and salable in a depression economy.
Sad as it may sound, I have ended my relationships with those on the left I imagined as my friends. Friends do not vote for dependency and servitude for my grandchildren. Lines in the sand have been drawn and not by us. We're just finally recognizing they have been there for decades. I am no longer amused by lies, intolerance, hatred and the shredding of our Constitution. I despise the lot of them and I will no longer be associated with such. No more arguments. No more differences of opinion. Damn sure no more compromise. We're being compromised to death and I'm done listening to any of them.
No more RINOs. Do I need to repeat that? No more. Period. We must accept that we will take election losses in the short term for posting true big C Conservatives because we're in a long war. Eventually we will wear them down just by being right so often and we'll start winning again. These things are cyclic but the cycle is short only when we stay determined.
There's more, so much more. But this is just a beginning. My declaration of war if you will. Or at least my acceptance and understanding (finally) that War has long been been declared by the left.
Which brings me back to that oath. The part I left out that talks about obeying the orders of the President and the officers appointed over me. I no longer have an obligation to be faithful to that portion of the oath. I have been betrayed by this President as I deem him to be actively attempting to destroy the very document he himself is sworn to protect. The document I ultimately pledged my honor to protect and defend. Not a man. Not a party. Not a people. Not even a country. The Constitution of the United Sates of America. My oath holds and I will hold true faith and allegiance to the same. Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
This country has experienced and survived worse than what we now face. Much worse. You historians out there hardly need me to tell you that but stop for a moment and reflect on that fact. We have fought for our lives and liberty against the English, Spanish, Germans, Germans again, Japanese, Soviets and each other. Throw in fights like Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and some place called The Alamo and we've been shooting at and been shot at by a large percentage of the world. We've left the graves of our patriots in the four corners of the Earth. This is no different. We can win. We will win. Failure cannot be tolerated.
So I have a final message to Obama, Reid, Matthews and all the rest of the out there who seek our ultimate destruction, loss of freedoms and the total domination of my beloved country. Who seek to own America lock, stock and people.
You Can't Have It.
For each other. For our children. For America.
The war drums are beating. It's time to mount up and sound Boots and saddles. A terrible fight is coming. One we must win.