What purpose do any of our freedoms serve if we have no means to protect them? Are we not only as strong as our own weakest link? Surely the people are strong when united, but when the fist of angered men crashes down with might and power, what is our powerless response? Thomas Jefferson was an extraordinarily insightful man as a founding father, and is attributed to the saying “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.”
It is important to remember the fallacy of this statement, however. The government of the United States does not grant rights, and it does not allocate freedom. Rather, the Constitution of the United States expressly states that we have these rights, and that the government is not to infringe upon them.
We are in the midst of a time when all this is called into question. Not only is the validity of our sanctified freedoms under fire, but our resilience as a culture. Surely one can watch from afar in the land of tea and crumpets calling us ‘cowboys’ and claiming out guns will be our downfall. In truth, however, clinging to our guns is the only thing that has saved this nation from absolute dissolution. To believe that war has become less popular in the modern era because we have grown too fond of it is a statement of profound ignorance. As we sit here today, our brothers and sisters are arming themselves. Civil War exists the same as cannibalism exists. It is so far fetched that the American people could stomach a revolution again. In this same notion, however, we could never stomach slavery. Thus, it is undeniable that our nation will come to blows. To claim we would rather die than to eat fellow man as a means of survival is absurd. Our fear of leaving the happy bubble we live in is influencing our thought process, but when starvation and deprivation drag you within an inch of death itself, all of life come into question. You begin to see the flaws in every member of your party. Who is the weakest? Who could you do without? Who has angered you? Who shall be the one you choose?
Revolution is the same way. Those who are most likely to fight for the cause are those who have the most to lose. It is the same, however, that these individuals have the most to gain.
The Cold War has begun. Ammunition cannot be found anywhere you go. First it was the common calibers, 9mm, 45ACP, 40S&W, .223/5.56, and 7.62×39. Those who have already been patiently awaiting the acids and infestations of our nation to eat away at our innards see the early signs, and began rapid preparations. Then it spread like wildfire. Pistol grip rifles, gone. AR-15′s, gone. AK-47′s, gone. Magazines, equipment, parts, barrels, everything…gone.
It used to be just another ammo and gun rush. Same as the election, same as the Aurora shooting, same as always. Now its something worse. Assault Weapons Bans are passing, Congressmen and State legislators are proposing confiscation, and weapons are being outlawed. Lines are being drawn, families are moving to states with fortitude, and homesteads are becoming the talk of the town. People are going off the grid with their firearms, ammo, and equipment. Mobilization from public water, electric, and gas systems are moving to independent, clean, alternate energies.
This is not a society preparing for a doomsday. We are not preparing for an economic spike where we may have to defend our homes. It isn’t just a matter of getting ammunition while it is cheap, it is about getting what you can when it is available, regardless the price. Our nation is preparing for war. Like our forefathers at Lexington and Concord, stockpiles of weapons are emerging and springing up. The day the regulars march on our homes to reduce the patriots will be a day we all dread.
The numbers are amounting, supplies are dwindling, and every party or social gathering has the wind down period where men and their sons, neighbors, fathers, friends, and co-workers gather on the dark porches of the homes, smoking their pipes and cigars, sipping their whiskey as they discuss the future of their families.
Law Enforcement are drawing their lines in the sand, taking their stand against tyranny or rebellion. Soldiers wait for their enlistments to run out, some to renew for a bonus, others for reasons their own. Groups of men gather to practice battle drills, discuss fallout locations, procedures, rosters, and planning for the worst case scenarios, scenarios that are more and more becoming a great possibility.
It wasn’t much different than this that our nation was born. I don’t even think it was planned, or synchronized by like minded persons or groups. Their were no crazies, and few groups that took this as an opportunity to recruit. It simply happened. We really did just wake up one day to find our freedoms under fire. And now, now we are seeing what a nation becomes when its government declares war on the freedoms of its citizenry. The bars, pubs, taverns, and back rooms are filled with soft spoken revolutionaries. The whispers of men prepared to take upon themselves their sword and shield, to mount and ride for the cause of liberty, are growing in the darkness.
All that is required for the success of evil is for good men to do nothing. Do not be mislead. The good men are not doing nothing. The good men are biding their time, waiting for what comes next. Tyranny will not pull through, and the triumph of freedom will always be there for those who are vigilant, patient, and prepared.
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