Posted by revkharma on August 12, 2014
As the Obama Administration muddles through one more vacation, they take some military action which is completely representative of the entire regime and it’s mindset.
In a story posted to Stars And Stripes Lt. General William Mayville says the following:
“We assess that U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq have slowed ISIL’s operational tempo and temporarily disrupted their advances toward the province of Irbil. However, these strikes are unlikely to affect ISIL’s overall capabilities or its operation in other areas of Iraq and Syria,”
So, we will send our military to make lots of noise and flash, but the administration knows, in advance that is all for appearance, and no long term effect. They seem to believe that there are no real enemies which require engagement and long term attention.
Time and again this regime ‘pivots’ and applies a ‘laser like focus’ to a new issue, a new geopolitical crisis, only to move on once the headlines shrink away and the network cameras are pointed into another direction.
They believe their own hype, and are confident that we are in a ‘post-modern’ world. The US secretary of state blusters that the Russian leadership simply will stop, because ‘One simply does not do that in the twenty first century’.
You see, they just know more, they are better, they are undeniably more moral than any previous administration, or the hoi polloi over which they must rule.
Obama and his team simply imagine because they think it, because they want it, the world will bend to conform to their statements and judgments. ISIS is ‘The JV team’ and not worth attention.
Syria will comply with Obama’s demands, because they simply must.
This regime believes their own hype and acts as if all the evil in the world will stop merely because they will it. They act as if there are no bad actors on the world state, and if only John Kerry can get a ‘sit down’ then every tyrant and dictator will see the inherent wisdom of his words and follow the lead of Obama the Great and Powerful.
Recently I came across something written by WH Auden, which I think poetically reflects my thoughts better than my ramblings above.
So an age ended, and its last deliverer died
In bed, grown idle and unhappy; they were safe:
The sudden shadow of a giant’s enormous calf
Would fall no more at dusk across their lawns outside.
They slept in peace: in marshes here and there no doubt
A sterile dragon lingered to a natural death,
But in a year the slot had vanished from the heath;
A kobold’s knocking in the mountain petered out.
Only the sculptors and the poets were half-sad,
And the pert retinue from the magician’s house
Grumbled and went elsewhere. The vanquished powers were glad
To be invisible and free; without remorse
Struck down the silly sons who strayed into their course,
And ravished the daughters, and drove the fathers mad.
We cannot simply ignore evil, it will not vanish simply because we ‘don’t believe in it anymore’.
Another shorter quote which I also believe is appropriate may be more familiar.
In the words of Louis XV:
Après moi, le déluge
Keep the Faith!
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Posted by revkharma on January 31, 2009
Occasionally I have referenced in an objective way the Second Amendment and it’s essential strength as a support to the Constitution and the Republic. Sometimes this is overlooked. Sometimes it just seems like we talk, and write, and leave it at that. Well, this time I have a request for anyone who reads this. Exercise your right to keep and bear arms. On a regular basis we are told how valuable our right to vote, our right to assemble, our right to our own religion, our right to assemble are, and how we must cherish and protect them.
Think hard about what I am going to say here: If Americans were unable to protect themselves against an oppressive government, none of those rights could be protected. In a state which denies the essential right of self protection, the government maintains a monopoly on force, and thus controls all rights. Now, I am not claiming that the federal government is about to start kicking in doors and hauling dissidents to prision Cuban style. I’m offering a comparison. When Fidel Castro overthrew the Batista regime, he and his party monopolized power and maintained exclusive rights to keep and bear arms. Thus the dictator and his accomplices have been able to prevent resistance. Here in the USA we have provided an inbuilt safety mechanism. We have prohibited, by constitution, our government from having a monopoly on arms.
Where am I going with all this? Simple. Exercise those rights. If you live in a state which allows concealed carry, obtain and use such a permit. If you live in a jurisdiction which prohibits such freedom, then work to overturn the regulations which restrict the Second Amendment.
We are faced with an administration which will certainly work to curtail Second Amendment rights, and to further restrict individual freedoms while expanding the scope and power of the DC government. Only constant vigilance and effort will protect our freedom.
If you are not familiar with firearms, then learn. there are many options.
Here are a few:
Gun owners of America
Grassroots South Carolina
National Rifle Association
Contact your legislators, both at the state and federal level. Make your views known.
If you are anywhere around the Lowcountry in South Carolina, maybe I will meet you here one day. Palmetto State Shooting is one of the finest establishments of it’s kind. Great people, lots of skill.
We all need to work to keep ourselves free. Nobody is going to do it for you, so get out there and do the work!
Keep the Faith!
UPDATE: For a look at this issue, see this, from Liberty Sphere.
Some people through the years have stated that the reason my grandfather continued going to target practice even as a man in his late 70s was because he simply enjoyed it. There is an element of truth to that. He was a sportsman, and I have no doubt that he derived a great deal of pleasure from firing his pistol.
But there is also no doubt that a greater reason was lodged in his mind for going practice shooting. He felt it was necessary to stay on top of his game. He never wanted to get rusty, not even as a 78 year old man.
I’ll add my own comment. I have gotten to the point where I feel more comfrotable with than without one of my guns. His grandfather was right. Shoot often, if you would shoot well.
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