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@WilliamSchooler Thanks William. You've given me much to think about.
3 years ago on Original intent? Understanding? Meaning?
@phreedomphan@Rae Liera Thanks phreedomphan! We will pick up on this conversation at your gmail address. :)
Thanks William. I have to admit that its a bit difficult for me to follow your questions except in a general way. It feels like there needs to be some foundational understanding between you and me, the reader, before I can understand the direction of some of your questions. I'm a pretty straight shooter and that's the best way to communicate with me. But I can appreciate the concept of Self Determination and 100% responsibility for life - which seems to be part of your message.
At the heart of things, what is taking place at the political level of life is a reflection of our internal struggle with life. This is where most of the work must be done, I believe.
@phreedomphan Thanks for the links and the map. Yes, I'm a student of the NWO agenda. America has been corrupted from the inside and its been a long range plan, incremental plan. Interviews Ed Griffin did of Norman Dodds and Yuri Bezmenov opened my eyes - just one piece of many that I have looked into it.
It truly is a good vs. evil scenario and all that that implies.
Good blog. Thanks for holding a light in the dark. Many of us are catching up to your knowledge and we're grateful to those who have come before.
@phreedomphan@zacncat You're right of course. I was being facetious, but it felt good to say it anyway. Education is the only way we'll get freedom back. And it does look to be a long process. Maybe America will have to undergo a radical wakeup call before it remembers its heritage.
Can't get with you on the death penalty thing, but I can appreciate the power of having such an amendment.
@DarrowfortheProsecution Thanks Darrow! :) I do feel compelled to say that I didn't offer it for serious consideration, but every once in a while it feels good to say it for dramatic effect.
I first said this to some of my Obamacare loving friends. It's so mindblowing to be in a country where you actually have to defend not being forced to become a consumer of a broken medical system and its parasitic insurance companies. How is it possible that I can be talking to grown adults - perfectly reasonable people in so many areas of their life - but who grow intellectually and morally shiftless when it comes to government sponsored theft. It frustrated me to the point where I sent them an email suggesting that the only way to work this out is for them to move North. "Look, I don't want to argue with you about it anymore. Its insane. Let's just call it quits, cuz I can't win with you." Since I couldn't reach them through ordinary reason, I realized it was time for them to make contact with the human heart. I like to believe it had its effect, but who knows. . .
Anyway, ending a no-win situation and refusing to engage through whatever means is necessary - even if it means moving on if necessary - often sobers up bullies and do-gooders when ordinary reason doesn't work. Well that works in individual situations. But applying that at the level of the collective - hmmmmm. Looks like we're back to where we started from. Arguing, fighting, persuading, politic-ing - its exhausting. And you're right - its not a passing faze. Sigh.
@zacncat lol! Yup - sounds about right. :)
@WilliamSchooler Thanks, William. I'm going to look you up on facebook. :)
@WilliamSchooler Yup, me too. Ever a student of history, economics, etc. In some ways that has made me strong, but the more I know, the less good I feel about the world I find myself in. Not sure what it will take for us to extricate ourselves from the system, and being in a perpetual intellectual and economic war where we are so easily manipulated, fleeced, and dominated by the whims of whoever is in power at the moment - well that doesn't seem likely to end anytime soon. When we look at the history of the world, it seems like there were only brief windows of true freedom before the controllers came in to offer us their "protection" and bind our hands again.
When we next get free we need to keep a note on the fridge: "Note to self: Remember - accept no protection but Gods."
@zacncat Not trying to bring the whole US, only that relatively small portion - but nonetheless MILLIONS OF PEOPLE who are ready for real freedom. But you're right, it would not happen peacefully. I'm afraid to say that even if there were enough people who said - "Look, we just want out. We're done. We want peace and freedom to live differently, Let's negotiate secession." - even if we were able to put together a significant number of people ready and willing to do that, there would be no blessing to leave. They would scoff at it as if it were insane - because they are so arrogant in their ideology and so comfortable in the prison they have made for themselves that it would offend their notion of "normal." And when they were finally made to understand that people honestly weren't happy with the system they set up and had every intention of moving on, then they would result to violence, arrest, and even war to keep their precious system. And their violence would seem so natural a thing to offer in response, so clearly justified, that they would barely notice it was violent. "What other choice did we have?"
At some point we are going to have to acknowledge that government is violence and whatever protection we seem to get from it has not been worth the price that we have paid. A very dear price I believe.
I say we start fresh - let's create a new Constitution. Let's scrap every thing that any judge or lawyer has done to strain, enlarge, distort, or destroy the original meaning of the Constitution by starting with a very fresh document that means what exactly it means to us today. Forget all the arguing and waste and that goes with constant referring to the past. Let's start fresh and separate the socialists from the freedom lovers. A new America - with no income tax, no federal reserve, no fractional reserve banking, no Obamacare, no commerce clause, no government schools, no EPA, FDA, CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, and all the other safety-obsessed agencies that are worst than the problems they pretend to fix. Let's just shitcan it all and start fresh. Those who want socialism - you take the north half of the country, and us freedom lovers will take the Southern states - thank you very much.
Oh my lord - I can hear that gasps of incredulity now! How dare I say such sacrilege! Like a bad relationship, the socialists will keep us bound together forever - never willing to just set people free - always certain that their version of "union" and the constant battle is somehow an acceptable alternative. Never mind how much human energy, money and resources is wasted on a battle that will never end. Never mind that there are two different cultural viewpoints that will never be reconciled. It just goes on and on and we've conditioned ourselves to the battle so much so that our conception of peace has become a caricature of itself. Why do we keep trying to make it work? Why can't we just admit that we're never going to see eye to eye and call it quits? Who says we have to stay together? Its not healthy to stay in abusive relationships, right? How about I promise not to force my freedom down your throat, if you promise not to force your safety down mine - that way we both get what we want. See how easy it is?
Sorry folks - I realize the world is far too insane for such common sense, but sometimes I just can't help myself.