September 20, 2018

Give Up Second Amendment in Exchange for an “Upgrade” of the First?

You can’t make this stuff up.

I was sent a link to an article at Powerline, where the author made a valiant attempt to inject some semblance of rational discourse into a topic that never experiences anything close to rationality – school shootings.

To prove this point, simply read the comments that follow the article. I’d like to take a moment and address one of them. A commenter writes: “I suggest a trade-off: Conservatives support the deletion of the 2nd amendment in return for an upgraded 1st amendment which restores prayer and Bible reading in the public schools, and makes the graphic depiction of murder on TV, film, the Internet and video games illegal.”

I immediately wondered what world this person must live in. I know where I live and it’s seldom in and of this world but I think my reasoning skills are a tad bit better. Let me explain, even though our existence has driven us to a point where an explanation is actually needed.

This person suggests that “conservatives” support the deletion of the Second Amendment as part of a trade-off. I’m wondering why liberals, who have and will continue to enjoy their Second Amendment right aren’t included in this obvious ignorant attack? I guess I just didn’t know only “conservatives” support the Second Amendment.

Try, if possible, to understand the trade-off. Before I comment further, I hope that it is obvious that this person fails miserably in understanding the First and Second Amendments or even holding any discernment as to the difference between a God-given right, a Government-given privilege, and the freedom to make choices according to your morals and/or ideology.

The commenter suggests an “upgrade” to the First Amendment in exchange for a repeal of the Second Amendment. It is unbelievable, to the unlearned I suppose, that a person views a reduction in their rights as an upgrade. Once upon a time a right, in the context of the Bill of Rights, was constructed with the idea that a person was free to exercise that right while at the same time not infringing on the choices of others in exercising any right or choosing not to. The comment above surely delineates a lost understanding of something so basic.

For those in need, here is the First Amendment as it is written: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The “upgrade” is said to include: “…restores prayer and Bible reading in the public schools, and makes the graphic depiction of murder on TV, film, the Internet and video games illegal.”

For clarification, we the people and We The People, have butchered the First Amendment but not nearly to the extent of the Second. However, people mostly have the right to pray or read the Bible any place and at any time they so CHOOSE. I have yet to find written in the Bible where Yahweh says that prayer must be done openly in a public arena, in a formal and structurally organized way and included in the curriculum of public schools. In other words, because Government dictates that praying and Bible reading are not part of the public school curriculum, any student, for the most part, and while not disturbing others in their quest for an education, can pray or read their Bible if they so CHOOSE. I’ve never understood those that think they are denied their “right” to their established “religion” because prayer and Bible reading are not “REQUIRED.”

As much as what movies, music, video games, Internet, and all is a reflection of the decadent and immoral American society as a whole, last time I checked, a parent has a right to control what their children are allowed to see and listen to. Parents fail miserably in this but is that a good enough reason to pretend that making this crap illegal, in other words destroying another right of a person to CHOOSE, the right answer? Is that why the person called this an “upgrade.” Up is down, down is up…etc.

Supposedly, once we become “of age” we can CHOOSE to see and hear what we wish. As the Scriptures say: Bring up a child in the way in which he/she should go and he/she shall never depart from it. As much as some would desire, it is still quite difficult to control what a person thinks…short of lobotimization.

I would suppose that in this person’s mind, their “upgrade” was some kind of carrot at the end of a stick. It doesn’t work that way. Rights are about CHOICE not about being forced to have to abide by someone’s ideology, including governments’.

The Second Amendment doesn’t force people to pick up a gun and use it. The Second Amendment is about giving any lawful citizen of this country the option to do that if they CHOOSE. If I believe that Government is a serious threat to my existence, as well as my freedom to make choices, anyone mandating to me that the only gun I can own is a single shot .22 caliber rifle, isn’t allowing me full exercise of my right to self defense and/or the threat of tyranny.

What another commenter said was that there would be no First Amendment if the Second Amendment (or the principle on which it was founded) did not exist.

What man-governments have done to the Second Amendment, masked behind comments like, “reasonable controls,” is to continue to limit and restrict the choices of people in how they can defend themselves. Gun Free Zones outlaw freedom of choice. People who get shot and killed in a Gun Free Zone are the responsibility of every government and individual who demands and has been successful in taking away my freedom to choose how and where I can defend myself. Someday, you will have to answer for your totalitarian behavior, but for now, you will have to live with the reality of what you have done. There is blood on your hands.

Sleep well tonight, my pretty!

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The Strength of Individualism, The Weakness of Collectivism

I contend that there is no greater strength and power than that of combined individualism and independence. Most of all the greatest accomplishments of men came from those true individuals allowed to carry out their independent thoughts. Governments, on the other hand, thrive in the collective where manipulative actions toward the people are necessary in order to maintain the masses into a near hypnotic state of silent acquiescence, stripping them of any sort of power to push back against the governments that threaten them.

Imagine how things would be if the majority of people were a collection of true individuals and independent thinkers. What power would lie in their hands? Can a collective exist of independents? In theory, yes! Governments and those who promote governmental collectivism must fear the thought for it threatens their very existence. Sounds like war to me.

Perhaps the greatest example of the power and strength of individualism can be found in Bible history. We may have head knowledge of the existence of Yahweh’s “Church,” but do we truly understand its composition? Some would argue that the congregations of churches, making up the “Church,” is similar to the collective existence of governments. This may be true in some cases, but the true Church of Christ is made up of real individuals, each with their independent, spirit-filled relationship with their Savior. There can be no other everlasting existence even though so many are caught up in the collective of the church instead of the individual salvation of their Savior.

It is a rare commodity these days to find actual individuals with independent thoughts and ideas. Media so heavily influences and controls us that it seems impossible to escape the onslaught. Life in the United States exists between two enemy collectives – Republican and Democrat. Absent independent thought, each person eventually acquiesces to one side or the other, eager to become automatonic True Believers, participants in each party’s form of Romanistic Bread and Circuses.

If it’s not the false paradigm of Republican and Democrat, groups and mass movements are countless within our society, each bent on achieving their selfish agendas at the expense of ostracising anyone and everyone who doesn’t eagerly conform to their dogma.

Remembering that the collective can only exist by controlling the minds and thoughts of the masses, we see the need for groups and movements to make enemies out of those who don’t conform. I’m reminded of the Star Trek enemy of the United Starship Federation – The Borg. The Borg, a combination of human and robot, is a collective. They call themselves the Collective. None have independent thought. On the contrary, they all share their thoughts in a continual bombardment of back and forth, never-ending, noise. One of the missions of the Borg is to “assimilate” anyone who is not like them. To “assimilate,” people are turned into half human, half robot creatures who almost never stray from the collective as it would mean certain death. Are the Borg that much unlike what we are seeing today with our collectives in American Society?

Eric Hoffer, the author of “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements,” writes: “The permanent misfits can find salvation only in a complete separation from the self; and they usually find it by losing themselves in the compact collectivity of a mass movement.”

He also states: “The quality of ideas seems to play a minor role in mass movement leadership. What counts is the arrogant gesture, the complete disregard of the opinion of others, the singlehanded defiance of the world.”

As I have repeatedly stated, collectives can only exist absent the individual with independent thoughts and ideas. To ensure that absence, Hoffer says that what must exist within the collective, “is the arrogant gesture, the complete disregard of the opinion of others, the singlehanded defiance of the world.”

This exists everywhere!!!

From the outside of each collective looking in, most often “quality of ideas” is missing. It is replaced by the importance of “sticking together” and “remaining united” while echoing the propaganda crafted by the collective – a real “defiance of the world.”

Straying from, or at least presenting independent thought and individualism, within a collective, in our society, often does not end in death to that brave soul truth seeker, but they are truly ostracised, kicked out of the gang for failure to assimilate and remain the robotic servant it is intended for them to be, thus removing any hope of achieving another of man’s great accomplishments.

Perhaps you, too, have been a victim of being expelled from a collective. Being a part of a group for the purpose of educating and bringing to the forefront important and truthful information pertaining to the subject of that collective, is not a bad thing. Should one dare disagree with the collective, or present truth that might be contrary to the collective’s talking points, you are removed from further communication – essentially black-balled.

If the most important accomplishments of men have come from individuals with independent thoughts and the freedom to exercise their freedoms, why then is it that our society seems bent on ensuring that never happens. An independent thinker might wonder if this act isn’t part of the intentions of another collective, threatened by the existence of those of us who honestly cherish their individuality. To them, we must assimilate.

If we are so much assimilated into the myriad of collectives, how can we have any hope of individuality and independence?

And isn’t that the entire premise of which I am attempting to convey? Being in this state, it is a near impossibility, short a miracle, for anyone to recognize they have no real independence, no real freedom, and certainly no respect for being an individual other than the one dictated by the collective.

Come out of her my people.

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Countering Propaganda and Disinformation

*Editor’s Note* – In 1914, a place called Wellington House opened for secret business in London. It’s purpose? To “counter” the German propaganda machine by winning public opinion to support war at whatever cost necessary. The tactics and techniques of mass brainwashing already existed. What was needed was to pull together the right people, skilled at many things, including writing, to begin the “propaganda and disinformation” needed to sell the West’s people that war was a necessary evil.

Over 100 years later, while this country is swallowed up by the “Yuge!” distraction of Donald Trump, lame duck president, Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017. Few have knowledge and the majority don’t care, that the NDAA has become the clearing house where fascist rules get hidden from public view in order that the corrupt fascistic government can continue to undertake their fake anti-terror operations…and the American people evidently like the act and are more than willing to give up more freedom in exchange for fake security. In short they love their servitude.

What few people there are who are willing to discuss Obama’s signing of the act, ignorantly blame the president and his administration for signing it. The overwhelming ignorance of the people, combined with the controlled “Fake News” a.k.a. Wellington House (which shortly after the war became the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations) a.k.a Mainstream Media, look only to the person in the White House to blame. The NDAA of 2017 landed on the president’s desk for a signature. The ONLY way it could have gotten there is if Congress passed it – and they did but still, some want to blame the president. Congress even blames the president, when it was their work.

Oddly, once Fake Trump enters the White House, many of the Fake Conservatives, and the Fake News agencies, will turn this around to promote the triumph of the NDAA and especially the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act.” But nobody will notice, as never do brainwashed, non-thinking, sheep any longer know how to question – just to follow. Some think the act only applies to “foreign” countries. Perhaps that is the magical word but do you think that what goes on in foreign countries never comes back to the American people, presented as truth? Probably. Who do you think is responsible for the “foreign propaganda and disinformation?” Most think Fake News is those terrible people on the Internet (that need regulation and control) when the real Fake News is the product of the real Fake U.S. Government. But you don’t get that, nor do you want to. Truth is too often scary.

Following History, anyone brave enough to counter and question the Government’s official narrative, would have to ask if this passage in the NDAA, that clearly gives the Government power to do and say anything they want in order to “fight a war,” is a precursor to war – something other than the fake “War on Terror.” Wellington House was the precursor to World War I. Propaganda and disinformation has existed before and since that time, only now it is acceptable, among a brainwashed society, to be more open about it. Anyone wishing to expose the corrupt fascist government, which, by the way, includes Congress, the groundwork has been successfully laid to label, demonize, scoff, and ridicule any opposition to the official narrative. For many years it has been known as a “conspiracy theory” by a “conspiracy theorist.” That label may not be sufficient enough in today’s modern, techno-zombie society, and as such the new label has become Fake News. Follow and watch it closely. You are the reason for the signing of this law.

You are being screwed out of your liberties and you don’t know it – so badly so, you are willing and eager to give them up, in the name of public safety. There is a reason several major universities in the country have removed the requirement of history majors having to take any U.S. History classes. HMMMM!

BUT, DON’T GO LOOK!

“Recall that as we reported in early June, “a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.””<<<Read More>>>

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A Most Scary Notion for Americans Today

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He Walks a Line

I keep a close watch on this right of mine…

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“Honey” Don’t

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Government is the Antithesis of Freedom

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Everything Free….With One Exception

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A Cage or a Box?

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Free At Last. Free At Last. Thank God Almighty, I’m Free At Last

This is how I became “free” by feeling protected and regaining some of my rights taken from me in the name of “national security.”

I took down my Rebel Flag. You can’t buy a Rebel Flag on EBay any longer. I then peeled the NRA stickers off my front door, garage door, bumper of my car and rear window of my pick-up.

I had a home security system but now I’ve disconnected it and had monitoring cancelled. I also quite volunteering with my Neighborhood Crime Watch.

After stripping my house of all my flags, including the American Flay, I purchased two Pakistan flags, placing one on each corner of the front of my house lot. I also bought a black ISIS flag, which, by the way, you can buy on EBay, and ran it up the flag pole, where once flew my Stars and Stripes.

Since making these changes, the local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security and Secret Service, and yes let’s toss in a few more clandestine organizations, monitor my home 24/7. I’m saving all kinds of money not having to pay security services monitoring, and, I’ve never felt safer to be at home.

I’ve always been pretty much a stay at home kind of person, but my wife flies some to visit grandkids and of course she wouldn’t be grammie if she didn’t like to shop. So, back to EBay to find a slightly used burka for her. When she goes shopping everyone moves to the other side of the store and when she flies, she just gets whisked right through security.

Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last.

 

 

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