Stars Are Enough
triumphs over politics Ė at least in my household. My wife and I
have long disputed over what flag to fly but last week we hit upon
a compromise that satisfied us both. Can you guess which flag we
are chose? Here are the facts and from them it should be easy to
deduce what flag we are displaying, and why.
is the flag of rebels who rose up against despotic government over
the issue of tariffs. That government despised the rebels as an
agrarian rabble that owned slaves. Those rebels mocked their lawful
rulers and actually attacked government troops and installations,
setting off a lengthy and terrible war that set brother against
brother. The flag of the rebels had thirteen stars, and the men
who served under that flag rarely had proper uniforms, often went
hungry, and froze in the winter. The outcome of that war was decided
in the Southern states.
you guessed that we are flying the St. Andrews Cross of the Confederacy
you are wrong. (I said we had compromised!) We are flying the revolutionary
flag of the original United States of America. When we can find
the streamer with "Donít Tread on Me" that will be flying
under it. We found this flag in a gift shop at the Chickamauga Battlefield
Park Ė a must see for any American patriot. To those few government
hacks that have any knowledge of this countryís history this flag
is a direct challenge and it is meant to be. At the same time, displaying
this flag is meant to show our patriotism and our belief in the
concept of a free Republic under a constitution. You can see why
government hacks wouldnít like it.
Americans won our first Revolution and lost our second. But the
cause and the folks involved were pretty much the same. The loss
of our second war for freedom wrenched the mechanism of state from
the hands of the governed and led us inexorably toward the socialist
warfare state that now rules us with an iron hand. This is the government
which has turned our country into a confusing paradox of a place;
a feminized warfare state Ė truly a study in contradictions.
am reminded that we are currently at war, and I shouldnít say such
things Ė that unity is to be treasured above all else. To me, unity
is nothing without unanimity. That is why I remain a secessionist,
there can be no unanimity in this country where all are ruled from
the city state of Washington, and freedom is defined by the state
media organs headquartered in New York and Los Angeles. We are under
the yoke of a politically correct system of cultural Marxist origin
where our constitution is only invoked in the name of infamy, such
as the imaginary right of a woman to destroy her unborn child. The
free spirited people of the South and West cannot live under such
a system without conflict. Our beliefs are not those of the ruling
classes, the media or academe. Nor can we give our wholehearted
support to a government that oppresses us and whose function is
inconsistent with the rules we the people laid down for it to follow.
this current war: it appears that only one side is at war; the terrorists
are hitting their targets and killing Americans. The Americans on
the other hand, are bombing Afghani tribesman who couldnít find
America on the map and probably had scant to do with the WTC. One
might wonder why we didnít go into bin Ladenís base camps the second
day of the "war" and kill every thing that drew breath,
then followed by sticking his head on a pike and declaring victory.
The government after all, was able to murder over seventy armed
Americans in Texas without bombing Houston and without all that
hot air about years of war and suspension of the Bill of Rights.
(Not that anybody in Waco had any reason to assume the Bill of Rights
had not been suspended!)
have been called a lot names lately: traitor, wimp, communist and
another of those pesky fellows who always blame America first; as
if I were some leftist media pimp. Iím not sure how these conclusions
were reached Ė my detractors usually refer to me as a right
wing wacko or neo-confederate Ė has something changed? Something
has changed all right Ė the American people are no longer
reading history, many of them couldnít if they wanted to, their
perception of the state is inculcated into them by those who support
big, intrusive government, and this is the fault and intention of
our government indoctrination centers. Many Americans still delude
themselves into thinking that school teachers are among our best
folks and grossly underpaid. They might get a surprise if they talked
politics or religion with their children or saw the test scores
achieved by their teachers.
patriots are kidding themselves. This is not America any more nor
will it be if we donít make it so. The America our friends the knee
jerk patriots are defending suffered a mortal blow in 1865; it has
been dying the death of a thousand cuts ever since.
great contradiction has revealed itself. The welfare / warfare state
wished to impose upon us the chains of ignorance, assuming that
poorly educated, highly indoctrinated people would, in a feminized
culture, fall in to step readily. Americans are taught to believe
that diversity is the source of our strength when it is obvious
that Western European roots and Christian culture created the America
worth fighting for. We are told that violence is bad, that our kids
should be kept away from guns and even from the imagined horrors
of dodge ball, yet we know that this is a dangerous world and we
better hope at least some of our kids grow up to be warriors. We
are told that self esteem is more important than achievement and
George Bush is certainly one for claiming that we are wonderful
while failing to base that claim upon anything specific.
are not as dumb as they are perceived to be by the government. We
can tell when the government is lying, when it is fumbling, and
we are not deceived by our media. Enough of us are deceived
to destroy any hope of unity and therein lies the conundrum. Neither
freedom loving rebels like me nor statist blowhards like Jonah Goldberg
can honestly claim to speak for anyone. Nor can the left. The red
zone and the blue zone could realistically be broken down into many
shades of gray. The government has destroyed our sense of nation,
ruined any hope of unity, and left us little in return. Yet we the
people still love our country but damn few of us trust our leaders.
it has something to do with the fumbling attempts at leadership
we have experienced of late. You donít need a Harvard education
to see that something is badly askew at the seat of power these
days. In fact, it is probably only at Harvard that people
could miss it. Current affairs remind of something a woman told
me once, "Everything you know is wrong!" I just didnít
realize then how right she was. Americans arenít as smart as we
used to be Ė but we are not stupid enough to miss seeing the nonsense
unfolding before our eyes.
examples of our current madness include nonsense like this:
were gravely warned not to take Cipro unless actually infected
by Anthrax Ė it can be dangerous to take antibiotics we were
warned. Somehow that changed when Congress was exposed to Anthrax
Ė now they and their "wonderful patriotic young men and
women" (their office staff) are drowning in Cipro.
postal workers were told to stay on the job Ė they are frontline
soldiers (we are told) in the war against terrorism. Congress
on the other hand bugged out so fast it was mind boggling. Postal
workers were not even examined Ė yet even the police dogs used
in Congress got medical testing. Postal workers have died from
these attacks Ė no congressmen have been diagnosed with it so
soon get to the bottom of this Anthrax attack, we were told
by government. Yet who is sending these poison pills? One senator
wanted to just go ahead and bomb Iraq. Proof? We donít need
no stinking proof, quoth that worthy gentleman. Since we canít
seem to figure out who is doing this, our leaders have decided
to make some political hay while the sun is shining and blame
those pesky right wing militants, whoever they may be. Maybe
there should be a five day waiting period for buying Anthrax?
Or did those rascals get it at a gun show?
it Weapons grade anthrax? Hmmmm. "Honest Tom" Ridge
says it ainít. "Honest Tom" Thompson says it is. Other
government clowns are claiming one or the other position and
all points in between. To this observer, it looks pretty damn
lethal and Tom Ridge is pissiní on my leg and telliní me itís
response of government includes the "brilliant" idea
of making a new and improved anthrax, and then creating a vaccine
that will save us from it. But what about the anthrax that is
already killing Americans? Didnít they court-martial some soldiers
for refusing their anthrax vaccines just recently? What about
that vaccine guys? Does it work or not? If not, why did
you give it to our soldiers? Remember TEOTWAWKI? Thatís "the
end of the world as we know it." Itís what happens when
idiots create new diseases that canít be stopped by existing
medicines. Only lemmings and human beings would even consider
which tells us that the "plan" is on track, has simultaneously
asked the public to help come up with ideas to defeat our enemies,
whoever they are. If there is a plan and it is on track, Iím
unaware of it. A new terrorist alert was just issued Ė but no
information was given and just what we should do to prepare.
Is that part of the plan or is this terror thing just becoming
like the weather Ė we check it before bed and donít go to work
in sky scrapers if there is an alert? Is this too weird?
FBI, contrary to all common sense wants to consolidate all the
Internet servers ostensibly so they can be monitored for terrorist
messages. First off Ė this is stupid, criminally stupid, since
that makes the internet much more vulnerable to attack. Itís
called the "one big depot" theory and it was discredited
before Julius Caesar was born. Second, what about Carnivore?
Canít those bozos already monitor every email and phone call
that goes out? Why do we suffer these buffoons?
which has announced that it will not rest until the world wide
phenomena of terrorism is eradicated, continues to support Islamic
terrorists in the Balkans, where the destabilization of Macedonia
is well under way. Considerable military resources are tied
up assisting these Islamic war criminals in their ethnic cleansing
operation in Kosovo. That gang of thugs has destroyed thousands
of Christian churches and yet we are supposed to be concerned
about fighting on Fridays, the "traditional Muslim day
of prayer." Well, we sure wouldnít want to offend anyoneís
President speaks often of eliminating "evil doers"
which sounds so silly that many of us are just shaking our heads
in disbelief. The same man professes to be a practicing Christian
yet has only to open his Bible to learn that we are all
evil doers and will remain so until the return of Christ. We
are paying this guy big money to defend us from attack. There
are terrorists all over the place and he bombs Afghanistan.
This has a very strong odor of expediency Ė whatís the one country
in the world you can bomb (besides Iraq!) and not offend some
business interest or the other? While he is smiting "evil
doers" the terrorists are walking around laughing at us.
most horrifying example of government stupidity came when some
ridiculous air force general, no doubt of Clinton vintage, announced
that those darned Afghanis just arenít rolliní over as quick
as "we" thought they would. His body language was
that of a thoroughly whipped sissy. At first I assumed this
was an aberration but several days later Donald Rumsfield was
blathering on the same topic, and noted how "dogged"
the enemy are for standing up to our horrendous bombardment
for over three weeks. Well, hello, is anybody in Washington
aware of happenings on the planet Earth? Everybody from the
wino on the corner to the normally ignorant news media have
privy to the state "secret" that Afghanis are among
the toughest fighting men in the world. They fought the Soviets
for ten long murderous years and suffered over a million deaths
without complaint. When no foreign invader is available they
fight each other. To men like those, fighting is quite natural.
We should be really worried because our leaders apparently went
in there "thinking" that with all our gee whiz gear
that these fuzzy wuzzies would just roll over but it ainít gonna
happen so now what?
was particularly embarrassing to hear that our special ops guys
were pulled out after meeting "ferocious" resistance
and were astonished that the enemy counterattacked them almost
immediately. Casualties in this "desperate" battle
were zero. Iím guessing that the politicians who are micro managing
this fiasco are more to blame than the men on the ground. Elite
troops expect to take casualties but politicians think this
can be bloodless Ė yet expect civilians (other than themselves)
to be prepared for heavy losses. Did someone put magic mushrooms
in the soup at the last state dinner? We better remember that
this special ops guys are all we have, despite what youíd think
from watching Hollywood epics where even the chef is a Navy
Seal waiting to unload on any "evil doers" that may
turn up. Total special ops troops available? Maybe 2000, maybe
a few more if we count SAS and various Brit commandos. After
that folks, itís Clintonís Army, in all its feminized glory.
Do you think Bush changed all that? In nine months? Want to
bet your life on it?
is the religion of peace. Right. The government wants us to
believe that. The media wants us to believe that. The real question
is why do they want us to believe that?
is our natural ally. Huh? Special relationship? What?! Who burned
the White House? Who did we fight for eight years for our freedom?
Who got us into the First World War, and by extension, the second?
What has that socialist state done for us a) ever, and b) lately?
is our natural ally. Again, Huh? Says who? Why should we support
a socialist government anywhere in the world? Why should we
go to war to defend a country that can defend itself?
inattention to enforcing the laws of the land allowed thousands
of potential enemies to enter the country. Yet the first thing
government wanted after the attacks was more laws directed against
us the citizens of this country. We should have given them something
all right Ė a kick in the butt.
is our patriotic duty to fly even though we can expect that
grandma will get the same miserable treatment as Mohammed the
terrorist poster child. Our money was extorted from us to bail
out the very airlines who routinely abuse us yet are unwilling
to defend us. Just how is it my duty to submit to humiliating
treatment by guards who are obviously foreigners, obviously
incompetent, and obviously enjoying themselves a great deal?
How does this help the war effort?
Pakistanis are our great friends in the war against terror,
and just never you mind what goes on in Kashmir. But our brilliant
leaders, always ready to reinforce the confidence of an ally,
are leaking the news that there is a joint Israeli / American
plan to snatch the nukes from Pakistan "just in case."
How helpful that news must be to the Pakistani leaders who are
trying to keep the lid on things in their volatile country.
we can look at these anomalies and be relatively certain that we
as Americans, are in deep trouble. This war is very close to getting
out of hand. The Afghanis have indeed turned out to be more "dogged"
than those lightweight Pentagon planners had imagined. One Afghani
fighter told a reporter in Pakistan that they were shamed because
the Americans have hardly hit them enough for them to notice it
Ė he noted that when Ivan came calling heíd attack a single village
with sixty planes and a hundred tanks, and sometimes actually take
a village. He felt insulted by our efforts so far. No, they are
not impressed by our military efforts and they are not going to
bend to our will if this is how we are going to play the game.
may be wondering one thing though Ė why we are doing it.
say this now as an old solder. Bombs going off course, or "collateral
damage" do not particularly shock me. I know what war is and
expect that sort of thing as natural. That is why I always counsel
caution when drawing the sword. If you donít want systematic murder,
stay away from it. Sometimes a country must defend itself and at
such times we should call down the horrors of hell upon our enemies.
Nothing has occurred to convince me that the Afghanis have done
anything to warrant that. I must ask why bin Laden, whom we are
told was the perpetrator, is still alive. Of course the answer is
obvious Ė we are giving the Saudis a pass, pretending that Syria
doesnít exist, and trying to build a useless coalition because our
war aims are different from our foreign policy Ė both of which
are being pursued simultaneously.
Afghans asked for proof that bin Laden pulled the WTC "stunt."
They didnít get it. Now Iím asking for proof. Our governmentís
track record is so bad that I have that right. They do not
have my trust. I back this up by saying that when you show me convincing
evidence that the Afghanis are culpable; Iím willing to help kill
them. Iím well aware of how tough they are but Iím tough too. Yet
a real warrior will not kill lightly. So listen up Sam, put your
cards on the table if you want my support. John McCain, hero of
the neo-cons, wants to send in ground troops now. Is it unpatriotic
to ask what their job would be and just whom he wants them to kill?
you fire breathing America love it or leave it types, I ask you
one thing: did you trust your government before 11 September 2001?
If you did we have nothing to discuss, Iíve not time to present
reasoned arguments to children. If you didnít trust them then, why
do you trust them now? Is it a need to trust? I warn you that of
all reasons you can ever have for trusting someone, that is the
worst. There is actually only one reason to ever trust anyone, and
that is that they are in fact, trustworthy.
think back, and ask yourselves, "Who was going to throw open
our borders just a week before the attacks?" And if you now
trust the media, ask this one, "How come 8 million illegal
aliens suddenly, in the space of a couple days, were suddenly being
reported as three million by the media?" Could it be that they
too were in favor of Dubyaís amnesty proposal, knew that we the
people werenít, and tried to soft pedal it? Should we forget that
our open borders policy set us up for attack? Should we dare to
ask the question, "Are you going to go back to your open borders
nonsense once this war is over?" It looks like business as
usual to me Ė Dubya was just on the news talking about how we "needed"
immigration but must be more careful in the future. Yep, three hundred
million people is just not enough, and despite the economic downturn
and millions of unemployed Americans, we need more immigrants.
why was it you said you trusted these people?
who say Iím a bad guy for blaming America first need to pump the
air of their heads and use that thing for thinking instead of blowing
smoke. Read the documents of the founders. Examine the public school
system. Examine our immigration policies, and review our system
of laws. Youíll soon find our leaders have passed literally thousands
of laws that have no constitutional basis whatsoever. So no, Iím
not blaming America first Ė Iím blaming the American people for
rolling over like a bunch of supine sissies while despotism was
quietly implemented under the guise of democracy. I have little
time for the jingoist crowd who are happy to avoid thinking and
as a result are harming the cause of freedom. We seem to have an
abundance of "good Germans" just now when what we need
is thoughtful, brave patriots.
just maybe, itís time to hold these government people accountable
and bend them to our will. Since the will of the people in New York
is different from that of the people in Georgia, I tend to prefer
secession to oppression. The one thing that is absolutely certain
is this: what we have now is not working. A couple more attacks
and our country will degenerate into a poorly organized and inefficient
police state. It is mildly amusing that a government that claims
"democracy" is the key to all that is good, allows us
no say in anything. Even more ironic is that Johnny Rebs like me,
who still believe in the Republic, donít trust the government enough
to tolerate a Republic with them at the helm. Something has to give.
have been numerous conspiracy theories about these WTC attacks which
include but are not limited to, the following:
government did it
Israelis did it
Russians did it
this government competent to pull off such an operation and keep
it secret? Hardly. The Israelis? Well, they are certainly the folks
with something to gain, and they are efficient, but how much
do they stand to lose if they did it and it was found out? The Russians?
Well, there are a couple of folks who think that but I certainly
truth is, I donít know who did it. Iím not sure Sam knows who did
it either. I want to kill the folks who did it, and if the Afghanis
were part of it, then bombs away. I must confess however, that Iím
mighty queasy about killing these folks when Iím not sure of their
guilt, and while my own government stubbornly clings to a crazed
policy of supporting terrorists in the Balkans. That really worries
me and it certainly has nothing to do with unity of purpose. And
while Iím pretty darn sure that the attack on the World Trade Center
was done by some flavor of terrorist, the attack on "freedom
itself" is being organized in Washington DC.
Mr. Peirce [send him
mail] fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian Smith
side, of course).