- As I start this article, I want to thank Ret LTC Karen
Kwiatkowski, now Dr. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, (congratulations, Karen) for
reminding me of a quote that I read about 30 years ago and had completely
forgotten about it. She has an excellent article posted on LewRockwell.com
titled "Will the Antiwar Movement Strangle the State?"
- There is a quote below that is in her article but it
needed to be included in this one, too.
- Americans need to read it, think, and come to grips with
the gravity of the situation. And after they have done that, they need
to get off their asses and do something to stop this madness.
- Our Forefathers would declare war on Washington, DC.
Of that, I am certain.
- They would not tolerate or put up with the self-appointed
royalty in Washington, DC and their lunacy and warmongering for even a
month, much less the last 8 years of George W Bush/Big Dick Cheney's warmongering
insanity, and prior to that the 8 years of pure crap with Clinton and,
thank God, just 4 years of that babbling warmongering elitist fool, George
H W Bush.
- In her article, Karen Kwiatkowski hit the nail square
on the head as to what the problem is with our idiot government:
- "My point is we must understand that
war is the federal government's lifeblood and to end war we
really have to starve, disable, restrict, constrain that state. We ask
that Washington take the money it is spending on war those
trillions of dollars and instead rebuild the country's infrastructure,
solve the education, health care, and aging-population crisis. But what
do we get? Always, more spending, and always more war. It is easy to understand this
country is economically oriented around offensive and security related
industry. So when government gets a buck, it is beholden to the security,
offensive and war-related lobbyists, industrial and political. It really
can't help itself."
- Folks, we do not have to put up with this sh*t. These
people do not represent the vast majority and vast Will of the People of
the United States of America.
- They cannot handle Baghdad - much less
300 million Americans who have had their fill of the crap from DC.
- All we have to do is say enough is enough. Shut
- It does not take the Anti-War Movement to strangle the
State. Three hundred million angry Americans can do it much quicker.
- Thomas Jefferson said it so well in the Declaration of
Independence, the document that led to the birth of our nation and the
Revolutionary War in 1776.
- Those American Colonists did not have a prayer, but they
- They got off their collective butts and did something
- "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all
men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and
the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are
instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent
of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive
of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish
it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles
and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most
likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will
dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light
and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind
are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right
themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when
a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object
evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their
right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new
Guards for their future security."
- The following quote is the one I want you to read and
really think about. This is the one Karen has in her article and it brought
back vividly to me exactly what the problem is.
- This is Thomas Paine, circa 1777 writing about the British
Empire. Read it closely, and realize that you are living in the American
Empire and it is going down, too. If you have to, read it twice so that
it really sinks in.
- "If ever a nation was mad and foolish, blind to
its own interest and bent on its own destruction, it is Britain. There
are such things as national sins, and though the punishment of individuals
may be reserved to another world, national punishment can only
be inflicted in this world. Britain, as a nation, is, in
my inmost belief, the greatest and most ungrateful offender against God
on the face of the whole earth. Blessed with all the commerce she could
wish for, and furnished, by a vast extension of dominion, with the means
of civilizing both the eastern and western world, she has made no other
use of both than proudly to idolize her own "thunder," and rip
up the bowels of whole countries for what she could get. Like Alexander,
she has made war her sport, and inflicted misery for prodigality's sake.
The blood of India is not yet repaid, nor the wretchedness of Africa yet
requited. Of late she has enlarged her list of national cruelties by her
butcherly destruction of the Caribbs of St. Vincent's, and returning an
answer by the sword to the meek prayer for "Peace, liberty and
safety." These are serious things, and whatever a foolish tyrant,
a debauched court, a trafficking legislature, or a blinded people may think,
the national account with heaven must some day or other be settled:
all countries have sooner or later been called to their reckoning; the
proudest empires have sunk when the balance was struck; and Britain,
like an individual penitent, must undergo her day of sorrow, and the sooner
it happens to her the better."
- Those words were written in the midst of the war with Britain to
cast them from our shores. If you mentally inserted the word "America"
in that writing where it says Britain, you just read the epitaph of America.
- We either stop this insanity or we lose America.
It is that serious.
- We change course...or America will be gone.
- If America were to collapse dead today, there
would be a cheer go up around the world. The current criminal US government
that pretends to be the Great Defender of Freedom, Liberty and
Democracy is the biggest batch of warmongers and biggest threat to world
peace on the face of this planet.
- It is the system they built and Karen is right. They
have made it to where war is actually their lifeblood.
- Is that the legacy you want? Is that what it means to
be an American to you, that the world will throw a gigantic party to see
the end of you?