Wednesday, October 31, 2007

George Orwell Resurrected

This article should have been a Special Halloween piece. It's about as scary as I can stand.

“A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3

The raw documents are available here in PDF format.

In a bit of synchronicity worthy of note; one of those powerless people of color wrote a piece here.

In a world where young blacks, especially, are bombarded with claims that they are being unfairly targeted by police, and where a general attitude of belligerence is being promoted literally in word and song, it is hard not to wonder whether some people's responses to policemen do not have something to do with the policemen's responses to them.

Neither the police nor people in any other occupation always do what is right but automatic belligerence is not the answer.

So what is a 'racist' to do? We can't claim to be 'non-racist' - The University of Delaware observes:

“A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3

I dunno about the students, but I'm as confused as hell!

Monday, October 29, 2007

A 'Cold' Civil War

My post highlighting part of the Declaration of Independence was to open a dialog. My premise is predicated on the notion that The Revolutionary War was our First 'hot' Civil War.

We are faced with a 'cold' Civil War as it stands. Our country is being stolen by left-wing educators and transnational interests. Thing is we are losing! Small bursts of energy here and there create minor flashes of light, but the trend is obvious to any who just look.

Strictly hypothetically, what would it really take to make a transition from a 'cold' to a 'hot' Civil War? And is it too late to consider?

There are at least two preliminary phases that must be addressed.

1 - The status quo: Boat rockers find out quickly that they are not welcome in the boat. This really isn't simple apathy. Most American voters don't vote! What can we do to turn 'the great unwashed' into activists willing to disturb their lives?

2 - The Military: Without the military we are just a bunch of malcontents. Sleep naked with your personal arsenal or whatever floats you boat, but if the military stays loyal to 'The Government' history says it a waste of energy. What can we do to convince the military that it's best interests lie with us?

Remember - this is but a hypothetical exercise. More so it is meant as an eyeopener.

Almost every single issue pales in comparison to the two I've mentioned. Again, history is a guide... If most of the voters don't care, democracy is for sale to the highest bidder.

Friday, October 26, 2007

When in the Course of human events,

it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Think about it... What would be your cause? How would you explain to the generations to come those issues?

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Do we have such a situation extant?

We are nearing a precipice. The strange aspect is the fuzzy definition of said
precipice. It strikes me as oddest of all that the above offers no definitive exemplars that suit our situation. Congress fits, the Executive fits, and the Judicial fits... Depending on your particular current perspective.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A Reality Hammer is Swinging - FAST!

The next 13, or so, months are the most critical in our country's recent history. If the Democrats take the White House and gain even more control of congress our future doesn't look good.

Mind you; an all Republican win is only marginally better, but it is what we have to grasp onto.

Supporting our troops and their mission has taken up much of the past year of my life, but reality bites!

If the Democrats ever put a coherent power base in place for even a few months the issue of the mission in Iraq will become moot.

I am not using the terms 'liberal' nor 'conservative' here. Those are not political parties, but political philosophies.

Confronting moonbats is an honorable endeavor, but ultimately futile. We need to confront the voters, and SOON!

We'll not convert one of the moonbats, but we may educate one voter here and there to what is going on.

The Sanders Initiative is an example of what can be done. There are others as well. It requires no long distance travel or hotel stays. It requires no stages and speeches. It DOES require one person to do something.

Having recently been lectured by a representative of one of my Senators on how wise the Senator is I also think that letter writing, emails, faxes, and the like are of limited value.

We'll each do what we're capable of doing. Some invest energy in sending emails to like minded folks and that helps keep the focus. Thing is to do what we can.

Myself, I'll be hitting the streets with sign and flags, and passing out information to those who ask. It doesn't require much other than time and effort. But if we do it by the thousands it could have an impact where it really matters.
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