The Greatness of America: Part I

 

In my lifetime, I have never experienced such deceptive, malevolent, and destructive actions and behaviors from the Progressive Left. Maybe I was just naïve. Maybe their willingness to speak openly about their own devious behavior is how I’ve become enlightened. As a result, I am making demands of the Left that my government representatives, Senators and Congressmen, have been unwilling to make up until now.

But I take these stands, not with malevolence, but firm determination. I will not let you harden me or make me bitter. I will not descend to your level.

You must stop doing the following:

  • Stop asking for unity; that’s not what you really want. Instead, you want us to follow you like obedient sheep and do whatever you say. You actually want to sow disruption so that we remain helpless in the face of your power-mongering.
  • Stop acting like you care about this country. Your goal is to destroy everything this country stands for: freedom, pride of nation, free enterprise, freedom of religion. You are determined to destroy religious communities through your mindless secularism; you want to completely remake our history so that it will be a story that everyone despises and rejects. You think you can create a future, not of equality, but obedience; not of opportunity, but of compliance. Where other countries have aspired to be like us (although they profess disdain for our successes), you would have us not only lose our status or be like other countries, but to be subservient to the rest of the world. In your eyes, we must compensate for all the greed and arrogance that you believe we have embraced through history.
  • Stop trying to behave as if you want to save the planet. Your plans for climate change are foolish, naïve, and not based on science. Unless your scientists are ordained fortune tellers, they have no idea what the future climate will be like, nor do they know if people contribute and if they do, to what degree, and your solutions will only work to destroy the economies of a multitude of countries. In fact, I would wager to say that you plan to destroy the earth just for the satisfaction of wielding your power and showing how you can magically restore the damage.
  • Stop trying to destroy our hearts, minds, and souls. You are trying to take everything away from us: our genuine compassion for our fellow man; our love of learning and growing; and our souls which desire to serve our companions on this planet and to serve G-d.
  • Stop working at the destruction of our economy by eliminating small businesses. Those small business owners are the very heart of free enterprise, the example of courage and fortitude and resilience and personal success. Many of them have spent a lifetime planning for and creating enterprises that provide ways for us to sustain our communities and support our families. You are trying to break the will of these entrepreneurs, but we will do everything in our power to keep them alive. Their death would be ours.
  • Stop hurting our children. Our children need to flourish, to grow, to build relationships, to learn in environments that stimulate creativity and a love of life. Some children have already been lost, mentally and physically, to your selfish ploys. They have lost hope, desire, and the capacity to learn.

* * * * *

But there is good news. You have greatly underestimated us. There are enough of us on the Right who carry the passion of the Founders in our hearts. Through our lives of working, raising families, striving to be good citizens and teaching our children, we have become strong and resilient. You may not believe that is true, because we have not stood up to you and demanded what is right.

The time has arrived for us to stand up and fight.

There are enough of us, millions of us, who are have recognized your insidious plans: business owners, parents, religious folks, regular, hard-working people. We have learned much over the last four years; Donald Trump has taught us to fight back, to call you out on your destructive goals, and not settle for tyranny.

We will unify our own forces.

We will fight you to take back this country.

We have awakened to our calling as citizens.

These words are not a threat.

They are a promise.

[This is Part I of a series, The Greatness of America]

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  1. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    So, where do I send you my campaign donation?

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  2. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge
    DonG (Biden is compromised)
    @DonG

    I don’t think you understand the Left.  They are not like you and they don’t think like you do.   Fortunately, you are capability of understanding their thinking.  The Left thinks with their emotions.  Emotions are followed by blaming and reacting.  There is no thinking about rules or consequences or prosperity or moral hazards or long-term anything.  There is only emotion, blaming, and reacting.  Those that fail to emote are blamed.

    If I am on the Left and look at your bullet points I just see:
    * likes racists
    * bigoted
    * hater
    * wants to kill granny
    * wants to kill kids and granny and teachers

     

    Just for fun, we can try to reword your excellent points into the language of Leftism.  It would be hard, because they dislike things that we value as positive (eg, freedom).

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  3. JoelB Member
    JoelB
    @JoelB

    May it be so.

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    They understand. They just want to force me to use their language. I’m not going to cater to them. I don’t expect them to change willingly. I’m just putting them on notice on my terms.

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  5. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    JoelB (View Comment):

    May it be so.

    Thanks!

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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    No more Mr. (or Mrs.) Nice Guy!

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  7. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    Preach, sister!

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  8. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Susan Quinn:

    But there is good news. You have far underestimated us. There are enough of us on the Right who carry the passion of the Founders in our hearts. Through our lives of working, raising families, striving to be good citizens and teaching our children, we have become strong and resilient. You may not believe that is true, because we have not stood up to you and demanded what is right.

    The time has arrived for us to stand up and fight.

    There are enough of us, millions of us, who are have recognized your insidious plans: business owners, parents, religious folks, regular, hard-working people. We have learned much over the last four years; Donald Trump has taught us to fight back, to call you out on your destructive goals and not settle for tyranny.

    We will unify our own forces.

    We will fight you to take back this country.

    We have awakened to our calling as citizens.

    These words are not a threat.

    They are a promise.

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  9. Rōnin Coolidge
    Rōnin
    @Ronin

    Word up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M7vOnlcLbo

     

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  10. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    Percival (View Comment):

    Swiss pikemen making an obscene gesture presumably in the direction of some Hapsburg invader seems surprisingly apt.

    My favorite song about pikes: (The Rising of the Moon)

    And come tell me Sean O’Farrell, tell me why you hurry so
    Hush a bhuachaill, hush and listen and his cheeks were all aglow
    I bear orders from the captain, get you ready quick and soon
    For the pikes must be together at the rising of the moon At the rising of the moon, at the rising of the moon
    For the pikes must be together at the rising of the moon
    And come tell me Sean O’Farrell, where the gathering is to be
    At the old spot by the river quite well known to you and me

    One more word for signal token, whistle out the marching tune
    With your pike upon your shoulder at the rising of the moon
    At the rising of the moon, at the rising of the moon
    With your pike upon your shoulder at the rising of the moon

    Out from many a mud walled cabin eyes were watching through the night
    Many a manly heart was beating for the blessed morning’s light
    Murmurs ran along the valley to the banshee’s lonely croon
    And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon

    By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
    And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon
    All along that singing river, that black mass of men was seen
    High above their shining weapons flew their own beloved green

    Death to every foe and traitor, whistle out the marching tune
    And hoorah me boys for freedom ’tis the rising of the moon
    ‘Tis the rising of the moon, ’tis the rising of the moon
    And hoorah me boys for freedom ’tis the rising of the moon.

    Unfortunately, the song commemorates a slaughter of 400 pikemen by musket-armed redcoats in 1798, a rebellion sparked by the mistaken belief that Napoleon would be sending an army in support of the few French soldiers who did land that year (see, the interesting, tragic story in The Year of the French.)  Lord Cornwallis (yeah, the Yorktown loser) accepted the French surrender after they were surrounded.  They were treated as POWs and sent home.  The Irish were mostly hung.

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Word up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M7vOnlcLbo

    Yeah, man! Say it!

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  12. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    I bear orders from the captain, get you ready quick and soon
    For the pikes must be together at the rising of the moon At the rising of the moon, at the rising of the moon
    For the pikes must be together at the rising of the moon

    Well, OB, it might have been a tragic story, but these words really speak to me–Our Pikes must be together at the rising of the moon! Indeed!

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  13. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    Swiss pikemen making an obscene gesture presumably in the direction of some Hapsburg invader seems surprisingly apt.

    English longbowmen. One of them has the cross of St George on his duds.

    Swiss pikemen tended to dress less formally.

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  14. JoelB Member
    JoelB
    @JoelB

    The two-finger salute was to show the enemy that they still had the ability to pull back on the bowstring and release their arrows.

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  15. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    JoelB (View Comment):

    The two-finger salute was to show the enemy that they still had the ability to pull back on the bowstring and release their arrows.

    If I have a bow slung over my shoulder when I give some Italian that salute, will it be properly interpreted?

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  16. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    Amen and amen on this post. 

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  17. JoelB Member
    JoelB
    @JoelB

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    The two-finger salute was to show the enemy that they still had the ability to pull back on the bowstring and release their arrows.

    If I have a bow slung over my shoulder when I give some Italian that salute, will it be properly interpreted?

    Your comment got me looking for some information about this and I ran across this tidbit:

    This story (of the two finger gesture at Agincourt) is probably false, but within it is the seeds of a bigger story – this lack of respect for one’s social betters was due to the huge reliance of the English war machine on these commoners, and the resulting elevation of their status above “downtrodden medieval peasant”. From the time that the yeoman class of England became proficient with the longbow, the nobility in England had to be careful not to push them into open rebellion. That Robin Hood exists, albeit in song, and is an archer is no fluke. Some argue this re-set the English relationship between King and Commoner to a more equal level than in Europe, and thus set England on her path to Glorious Empire. At the very least, the longbowman represented a cataclysmic shock to European hereditary nobility. Along with the crossbow and pike it allowed poor commoners of Europe to take on the nobility and changed the power balance forever, starting the process that eventually brought about the end of the Medieval era and the start of the Modern period.

    It seems to be a fitting image for our time in reference to modern political class struggles, but yes, it might be a good idea to be careful using the V-sign around Italians.

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  18. David Foster Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    Unfortunately, the song commemorates a slaughter of 400 pikemen by musket-armed redcoats in 1798, a rebellion sparked by the mistaken belief that Napoleon would be sending an army in support of the few French soldiers who did land that year (see, the interesting, tragic story in The Year of the French.)

    The Year of the French is one of the best historical novels ever written.  I reviewed it here:

    https://ricochet.com/322364/archives/st-patricks-day-special-book-review-the-year-of-the-french-by-thomas-flanagan/

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  19. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    Susan Quinn:

    We will unify our own forces.

    We will fight you to take back this country.

    We have awakened to our calling as citizens.

    These words are not a threat.

    They are a promise.

    May it be so. 

    • #19
  20. Mim526 Member
    Mim526
    @Mim526

    I got one thing to say about this post:

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