March 19, 2010

A Generation of George Washingtons

It started with a bang, but the seventh anniversary of the Iraq War passed with a whimper. Another battlefront in the propaganda war against the American people, the health care campaign, received greater attention. Unsurprisingly, President Obama was in hyper-drive mode, acting as the pseudo Commander-in-Chief for what is largely a corporatist health care initiative. But such a reality is unlikely to last. Calls for ending the war have not subsided, many Americans are just waiting for the right opportunity to express their rage at an unresponsive Congress.

The current class of sellouts and political opportunists in Washington have repeatedly disregarded the wisdom of the founding fathers, and have tarnished what little was left of the Constitution when they got there. Through deception and propaganda, they are helping to enslave the American people in ways that King George III could not have dreamed of. Collectively, they represent the tipping point of generations of mindless, petty, greedy, and traitorous politicians. At every moment of political consequence they have put their own careers and salaries above the health and wealth of the country, and the liberties of the American people.

A great reformation of American politics is in order but these men and women would rather perform for the cameras rather than upset their influential paymasters. If they have any love for their country, there are certainly no signs of it. What do men like Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Obama, Emanuel, and Reid, know of sacrifice and patriotism? They have the blood of soldiers on their clothes, not in their veins.

The German poet Rilke remarked that he was a little ashamed of his rebellious nature because he felt that a soldier's blood ran through his body. I think General George Washington, who once said "when we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen," would have identified with Rilke's sentiments, and many other poets and rebels probably feel the same way. I know I do.

"When You Know The Truth, The Truth Makes You A Soldier."- Gandhi

You can’t be a real soldier unless you truly know what you are fighting for, and who is your enemy. After losing 58,000 of their brothers in an immoral war, the Vietnam soldiers found out that the enemy that is determined by the government is not always the enemy of the people, and the country. Sometimes the enemy is the government. It certainly is today.

In the biography of Washington by historian Joseph Ellis, Ellis makes the point that Washington identified the British Empire as the enemy of the American colonies long before 1776. Well before the war officially began, Washington made sure that his Virginia estate was economically independent from British financial schemers and remained a self-sustaining enterprise. He was a master of his own affairs - a privilege that many of his countrymen lacked. As Ellis writes, "Washington's personal rebellion came before his military conquest of the Moneyed Empire," (p. 56).

It would be wise of us if we follow Washington's example today, and disengage from the current fiat system altogether, so in case a societal collapse does occur, we would be ready to face the challenges of food shortages, electrical meltdowns, etc. By dissociating ourselves from the Matrix that is corporate-organized society, we can develop our own systems of bartering, and currencies to trade with fellow like-minded rebel-soldiers. That way, we'll be in a much better position of surviving any prolonged crisis.

Preparing is half of the battle, the rest is guts and glory. But preparing is also only half the story. Running off into the woods is not a plan worthy of citizen-soldiers. The heart of Washington D.C. must be preserved for us to live happy lives, and to make that possible, we must alter or abolish the current treasonous totalitarian police state that masquerades itself as a democracy. A new generation of political and military leaders must arise to re-institute justice and a level of decency in politics that is missing today.

The new generation, consisting of new George Washingtons, Thomas Jeffersons, Patrick Henrys, Thomas Paines, and James Madisons should be called the "Preservation Generation," because it is this generation's duty to preserve the Constitution, and the Republic that the Founders created. If liberty does not survive, then we will let down our ancestors, and our grandchildren. Failing to recover America's laws and liberties is not an option. It must be done. The people's sanity rests on America being a free country.

Two and a half months ago, Alex Jones did a memorable tribute to George Washington and the principles he fought for. Alex commented on the perseverance of Washington, which was a big reason why America was victorious, and his wisdom to refuse the crown when he was in office, a decision that changed the course of history. Americans are lucky to have had a leader like Washington early in the country's development. Such a heroic example is gravely needed today. We must first, however, "Rediscover the spirit of 76," as Alex says.

But why must there be more than one George Washington to lead the fight? Because we have to do battle on many different battlefields, and our problems are a hundred times more difficult than what the founding generation faced, so it will require at least a hundred George Washingtons to save America, Canada, and the rest of the world from total tyranny. And where will they come from? Anywhere. They could come from the suburbs of Atlanta, Austin, New York, Portland, Calgary, or the current death-traps in the Middle East that are mistakenly called battlefields in the War on Terror.

The skills, expertise, and prestige of the brave men and women who are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are needed in the United States, where liberty is in dire straits. These war veterans are proven patriotic fighters, but they also have a responsibility to be citizens and being an American citizen today means withdrawing your support from the tyrannical federal government in Washington D.C.

The U.S. military, unlike the Congress and the White House, has retained the kind of authority in the minds of the people that still commands respect, and that authority should be used wisely and conservatively in a period of national crisis. At the end of the day, the government must fall under the weight of the people, and civilian authority, but the military has a role to play in any national crisis. It is its job to assist Americans, and keep the country free from danger and despotism. That of course will not be possible unless a sufficient amount of soldiers wake up to the reality of the present situation, and withdraw their support from the totalitarian police state.

Unlike politicians, soldiers don't need to be reminded whose interests they serve, they have fought, bled, and died for their country, and its liberties. Whether or not America's present wars are international crimes does not apply to the commitment that the Armed Forces made to protecting the Constitution and the country, because American soldiers have fought under the assumption that United States was attacked by Arab terrorists. Of course, that assumption is not true, and is no longer believed in by millions of people in America and in the world. A great number of people have accurately identified the real perpetrators of 9/11, and America's enemies, and most of them are still in control of the United States government, media and economy, a fact that has not went unnoticed by some intelligent military minds.

But just in case American soldiers do need a reminder of their allegiance, the Oath Keepers organization is providing a good platform for active and former soldiers, as well as police officers, to retake their oath to the Constitution. Citizens should also take the oath, because Americans must be united to defeat tyranny. And it is an oath that must be kept. The "Preservation Generation" can not let down humanity and history.

"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens,) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove, that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government. But that jealousy, to be useful, must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defence against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation, and excessive dislike of another, cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests." - George Washington, Excerpt from his Farewell Address.