Some of you, no doubt, are familiar with Claire Wolfe’s observation that “America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
That statement dates back to at least the time of her 1996 book, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution.
I’m not advocating that we take up arms without the necessary preparation and deliberation, but I do somethimes wonder if that time has not passed us by.
I am quite certain that our Revolutionary and Confederate ancestors would have already been in the field by now. By this time they had already broken asunder the chains of the respective empires that bound them and stood defiantly as free Christian and Southern men.
I realize that our circumstances are different from theirs. But I sometimes wonder if there will ever be a stand against the tyranny we face, or if we will just go quietly into the godless collectivist night.
How shall we then separate ourselves from the evil and corrupt Amerikan empire? I don’t claim to have the answer to that question, but I believe it is imperative that we begin our quest to find it.
I know that I have already seceded in my own heart and mind, but this is only the beginning.
You can have your yankee union, imposed at the point of a bayonet and you can have your yankee flag.
Ain’t my flag, ain’t my country.
But what exactly are we leaving for our children and grandchildren?
Both the original U.S. and the Confederate Constitutions speak of securing “the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
Posterity refers to our descendants – to our children and our children’s children.
What chains we are forging for them by our inaction? Ought not we to have the same concerns for our posterity as our ancestors did for us? Have not we enjoyed the benefits of our ancestors’ struggles? Ought not we be willing to enter the fray for those who follow us?
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams
It is widely reported that Winston Churchill once made the following statement:
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” ― Winston S. Churchill
Perhaps we should ask ourselves where we are in his scenario.
I pray that there is still hope for victory, but I know it is better to perish than to live a slave.
Let us all prepare for what must soon be upon us.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. -- 1 Corinthians 16:13