Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Federal Bubble

"We are now Europe" says CNBC's Rick Santelli, the "father" of the Tea Party movement.  I give him that title only because the movement gained prominence when he said on the air there should be another Tea Party in response to the arrogance and irresponsibility of the federal government.

Funny though...the feds preach to us all the time from a position that they know better and when it's us that point out what they're doing wrong, it's ignored or maligned.  Do as I say......

I saw a comment earlier today that Democrats and Republicans, and all of their Hollywood and media sycophants, are in a "Federal Bubble".  They both stir the pot by creating situations that effect the public at large, one way or the other, then sit back and watch the show as the two "sides" duke it out.  I have to agree with that.

Once inside the DC Beltway (the bubble), one gets intoxicated by the power it exudes, and feels emboldened by the bubble that surrounds them.  The pawns, plebes, serfs, chess pieces, whatever you want to call "us", are moved and shuffled around and then the DC elites sit back and watch what happens...then they admonish us when we're bad little children.

Part of the problem is shared by the electorate, of which I am one.  Instead of doing the hard work that a responsible citizen is supposed to do, we flip on ET, TMZ, a ball game, or pop a movie in the DVD player.  We vote (some of us), re-elect the same bunch of jackwagons and then complain when the crap hits the fan.

Why do we do this?


If what has happened to the status of what is known as the United States of America doesn't make you concerned, then you're in on the game, stupid, ignorant, apathetic, or all of the above.

The root cause of all of this is that We The People have let the looters and robbers run the country for almost 170 years, and not doing a thing about it.  The first major response to this was the War of Northern Aggression against the Confederate States of America.  This gave the Northern Industrial elitists, all of whom were former members of the disgraced Whig Party, a chance to make radical changes to the "American Experiment".  Thus, and then it has continued to fester and grow...much of it during (so-called) Reconstruction and the Depression.

We all know what happened after that as the men came home from Germany and Japan after WWII and produced the Worst Generation (known as the Baby Boomers).  These little spoiled brats are now in charge of the United States and are putting the royal screws to the Gen X'ers and Millenials with all of their Marxist policies.  And what of the so-called "Greatest" Generation...the ones that produced them?  They're dying off (either naturally or through the Boomers' Medicare/Aid system),  apathetic (there's that word again!), or are enablers and supporters of these people.

What to do?

Well, when a ship starts to sink, you have three choices:

  1. Bail the water out and fix it, if possible.  It's supposedly been tried (Ronald Reagan), but not very successful in the long run..only because the captain's chair was vacated due to term limits.
  2. Get in a lifeboat (women and children first!!!) and save yourselves and those who are near and dear to you.  This refers to expatriation or secession.
  3. Go down with the ship.  Not an option for many outside of NYC and DC.
Believe me...if the ship goes down...and it will..none of the elite who are laughing at you know are going to be around to help..they will be insulated by their Federal Bubble and most, if not all will survive and not care one whit about you and yours.

The good news is, you don't have to participate either.  Crashing through the bubble (i.e. revolution) will solve nothing, but getting into the lifeboat will.  As Southerners we, and our Copperhead friends, need to start getting local, band together and start educating the local populations and the local and State governments in which they reside.  Write letters, knock on doors, fly your State flag instead of the federal one.  Show pride in your State...these folks are your neighbours.  If they don't understand or buy the yankee propaganda, be respectful and show them the way.  You won't get them all, but you will get some.

Your local representatives, I am sure, are tired of getting the federal squeeze.  You may actually get a sympathetic ear, and possibly some public support.  Don't discount any representative because of party affiliation.  Many State and local Democrats do not share the DC mentality; and likewise, many State and local GOP'ers are complete idiots and DC-style don't stereotype!  You may make a new friend and gain an unlikely ally!

Let the bubble be the bubble and float away into is the only way to save your State and community.

Deo Vindice!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Secession Talk Takes Centre Stage

Secede or not to secede?  That is the question that is being bantered about in all aspects of media and the cyber-sphere.  I was on Mark Shea's blog today were he had a post (with spirited comments in the comboxes) regarding "nutjob secessionists".

Knowing Mark's style, he was not saying all secessionists are nutjobs.  As with any category, there will be people who want to take the extreme.  Secession is no different.  But how do you see past the clanging gongs of the faux secessionists?

First off; secessionists do not want anything to do with slavery and the reinstitution thereof.  This was a dying institution in 1860 thanks to the Industrial Revolution, and if nothing had happened, whether secession or not, slavery would have self terminated.  So, "no" to slavery!*

Secondly; real secessionists do not want war!!  We do not have common beliefs or values, so why force a union where no one is happy?  Oh, but we're Americans and we have the same roots and history, etc...., to which I say, "so does Canada, but they're not a part of the USA, now are they?"  And we're great friends with Canada..they trade with us, enforce their side of the border with us, and they leave us alone to our affairs and we do likewise (I think).  "If the South secedes there will be another war..."   Okay, who's gonna start it, because it will not be us.  We didn't start the last one (we really didn't...we warned the Union troops ahead of time and made sure no one was in the fort once firing started..and no one died) and we most certainly are not interested in starting another.  In fact, when General Lee found out that Stonewall Jackson wanted to go to Washington DC, Lee stopped him because he said we were looking for independence, not conquest.  No to war...any war!

Thirdly; we do not want to establish our own nation in the model of the United States...and no we do not want to model it after the Articles of Confederation either as they stated the United States would be in "perpetual union"...a term absent from the current Constitution of the United States.  Our union will not be one of dictatorship, American "democracy" or monarchy.  It will be one of a federal-based representative republic, which was in place prior to the 1850~60's, when it was replaced by the American Democracy style of government.

Fourth; and this is the crux if it all, "we just want to be left alone" as per Jefferson Davis.

I could go on and on, but you get the point.  Ninety percent of what the United States government does violates the 10th Amendment, but no one says anything...and if they do, they're shouted down as a hater, ignorant, a Confederate or whatever.

Sadly, there are some who share our desire of secession...but want to pursue it via the sword and not the tongue.  This is not our goal.  Independence, not conquest.  We just want to be left alone to work, go to church, play and enjoy our families and our free time, without drones or Big Sister (of subsequent Brothers) looking over our shoulders.

To the people of the North who want to stay aligned with the DC government; you do what you feel is best for you, and we will do what's best for us.  We will not impose our values on you, and you please do likewise.  We can co-exist as separate nations that can openly trade with each other and we'd all be a lot happier.

Think about it!

* Some of you will say, so "no to slavery, CP, but what about blacks and other minorities, like Hispanics?"  Good question; let's start with blacks.  No slaves right?  Of course not!  Blacks are free people and will be treated as equally as whites.  With that being said, it means what it means.  No affirmative action, no quotas, no forced de-segregation, none of the federal social engineering garbage that has destroyed the black family unity over the past 45 years!  They are citizens of their respective State and will be subject to the laws of those States, just like everyone else, they want to go to work, live peacefully and go to school just like anyone else, so let them.  Hispanics?  First question:  are they legal?  If yes, everything I said about blacks can also be said about Hispanics.  If no, then the laws that many States passed, like Arizona, Alabama and Georgia, will be enforced, unencumbered by a federal leviathan since it will not have the authority to interfere.  However, a Confederate government would enforce it's laws and protect it's borders since this would be a national concern, but recognising no system is absolute, if State jurisdictions have to get involved, they will not be interfered with by the central government.