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Saturday, August 29, 2009


Read this article from The American Thinker, by an author who "holds the U.S. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, which is the Intelligence Community's highest honor."

Sample graf:

...Put all this together, and what we have in our country today isn't a democracy and it isn't a free-market economy. Reader, what we have now is a revolution.

This revolution won't be stopped, and our country won't be rescued, by the Republicans in Washington. This isn't because they lack the votes. It's because most of them are careerist hacks who've been playing footsie with the Democrats for too long; with very few exceptions they lack the intellectual firepower to articulate the present danger, and the political courage to stand up to this Administration and really fight. But for the absence of frock coats and pince-nez glasses, these Republicans in Washington remind me of those bumbling Weimar Republic politicians in Berlin who never grasped where Hitler and the Nazis were going until it was too late to stop them, or of those hapless Mensheviks in Moscow's Duma who let themselves be tossed into history's dustbin by Lenin and his Bolsheviks...

Take the time to read the whole thing, including the comments.

Now put on your cold-eyed analytical glasses and ask yourself if the prescription set forth by the author has a rational chance of success in a country filled with scores of millions of socialists and their (short-term) beneficiaries.

I do agree with his final paragraph:

...The alternative to launching this kind of peaceful and political counter-attack is horrific. Right now sales of guns and ammunition are rising sharply. This reflects an intuitive grasp by grass-roots Americans of what history teaches may lie ahead. It was only after the Nazis had secured their grip on power in Germany, and only after the Bolsheviks had seized control of Russia, that they set out to disarm and destroy the vast numbers of ordinary citizens who - to the astonishment and fury of the revolutionaries -- just wouldn't go along.

That's when the real shooting started, and when blood began flowing in the streets.

Stories like this one today should give everyone even more grounds for concern, as Billy Beck discusses.

Prepare to stand.

A lot of theories and brave words are about to be put to the test.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete, In reference to the topic of our nation's fall, Jeff Nyquist has written another outstanding analysis:
In advance of any military campaign relying on tank divisions and nuclear rocket regiments, it is necessary to soften the United States through a series of clandestine and subversive moves:..
The campaign involves the use of economic weapons, as well as educational weapons. Every civilization nourishes within itself various cults opposed to its values. That is basically what "Communism" represents. The specifics of ideology are unimportant, for what is represented is essentially anti-capitalism, anti-Christianity, anti-Western civilization. It can change its name, it rhetoric, its tactics, but the movement in opposition to civilization remains essentially the same in its determination to destroy what presently exists. Taking this into account, take a good look around and re-examine the former Cold War battlefield. Note the changes around the globe, and the changes in Washington.

What do you think has been happening over the last 20 years?

Robert Chandler has written a book titled Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, the Global New Left, and Radical Islam. What is valuable in Chandler's work relates to his firsthand interactions with Leftist organizers in the United States. According to Chandler, there is a vast network in America that aims to bring down the capitalist system, destroy the U.S. Constitution, and break up the federal system by getting control of the government.

"The driving forces in this top network," wrote Chandler, "are the 'thought leaders' and other individuals in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including anarcho-communists and anarcho-syndacalists." He noted that "leadingmembers are the Washington, D.C.-based revolutionary centers -- the institute for Policy Studies ... as well as the coopted mainstream media and politicians making up the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the 'Shadow Party' hiding inside the Democratic Party...."

According to Chandler, "The radical Left" is engaging in a new form of political warfare in which the Left targeted "open spaces" in the American social structure; namely, schools and universities, government, churches and community organizations. The idea was, wrote Chandler, "to transform society and replace traditional American values and institutions with neo-Marxist values." At a Marxist conference that Chandler attended, one of the agenda items was openly listed as, "The Strange Pleasures of Destruction in Capitalist America." He relates that most of the participants "were university professors." In the course of this conference, purely by accident, he ran into Zapatista Subcommandante Marcos ... He further explained that everyone present at the conference agreed it was necessary to "destroy the state as a part of the coming socialist revolution. There simply was no other way to achieve socialist governance in the United States than to crush the existing capitalist system."


August 29, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Robert L Stevenson said...

Interesting essay. However I would not lay the banking failures at Bush's feet so readily. I'm under the impression it started with legislation under Jimmy Carter to make housing more affordable or financing easier to acquire, and was potentiated under Clinton. I do believe that Bush administration officials on one or more occasions advised Congress of the impending meltdown that could occur if the brakes were not put on in the housing loan area of Freddie and Fannie. The advice was scoffed at by Congress.

Back to the essay, the author certainly described me when he wrote:

"This reflects an intuitive grasp by grass-roots Americans of what history teaches may lie ahead."

August 29, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


August 29, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

Finally something that my 14 year old can read and hopefully help him understand why I rail on what a Fool Ted Kennedy was. About the only thing the author is wrong on is the time frame for electing liberty minded folks. While we still have to try, sadly that time has passed.

Keep your powder dry,

Atlas Shrug.

August 29, 2009 at 4:17 PM  
Anonymous J. Croft said...

We need to come up with our own wi-fi network, something that can be slapped together with commonly available parts and be difficult to jam/hack. I have some thoughts about the subject here:


J. Croft

August 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"While conservatives have been working to improve our democracy and our free-market economy"

Fiction. The American Thinker piece pretends that the halfway-to-slavery thing we call politics is a reasonable way for humans to interact. It doesn't matter if if partial slavery did keep order -- it is still an abomination.

"We need to launch a counter-offensive, so to speak, and the place to start is at the local level. Working with our county and state political parties when we can -- or working around them when we must -- our objective will be to elect as many people as we can to public office who understand what a democracy is and how the free market works."

He better use some lube before he rubs it raw. My take on his motives: Hurry up and vote for Republicans to start another cold war, because his intelligence service consulting contracts are drying up.

August 29, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Oldfart said...

There are a number of things that seem to cry out for attention and I can't seem to get it together to address all of them right now. So let me point out just one area we need to watch.

We all agree that any concerted government effort to disarm the people would be a trigger for violent response. If some alphabet agency were to send in their JBTs to neutralize one of us the word would go out on the internet and (hopefully) thousands of like-minded armed men and women would rise in response.

But what if the internet has been shut down? Today we see plenty of mention of a new bill, directive, edict, whatever, that will make it easier for the President to shut down the internet in a cyber emergency.. whatever that is.

So, is it time to consider a backup plan? I think so. Perhaps a variation on the "calling tree" that was utilized to alert relief workers in disaster area before the advent of the internet. Each of us has an obligation to call at least two other patriots - more if possible - and inform them if a compatriot has been raided and/or arrested.

Calling trees are fraught with opportunities for error and such would undoubtedly occur under the best of circumstances, let alone in the excitement of preparation for a showdown with a tyannical government, but I believe it's a risk worth taking. Otherwise we would each sit idly waiting for the crunch of our front door before we even knew what was happening.

Internet bulletin boards are famous for allowing anonymity for posters but we are rapidly approaching a time when that very anonymity can be used against us. We need to come up with a way to get our phone numbers to each other. We need to find some way to work around or through our very well earned paranoia so we can maintain communications in the event the internet goes down.


August 29, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

The guy wants us to work the system to elect the grass roots good guys and take the country back. What in hell makes him think the Obamanoids are going to let us do that? This ain't about votes and laws and all that, it's about power, and the communists a wielding it and will continue to do so until forced out. III.

August 30, 2009 at 2:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea, in basic.
What I'm thinking needs to be added is a daily or weekly changing password/ counterpassword system, so that the calling tree doesn't get highjacked by SocLib instigators.
Now, the only problem with that is to keep the password system out of the hands of the enemy. 'Cause you know that once the SocLibs are aware of the calling tree and password, they'll want to butt in to cause trouble in the ranks.

B Woodman
SSG (Ret) US Army
Signal Corps

August 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Patrick Sperry said...

Why am I thinking that us "three percenters" are growing by leaps and bounds every day?

August 31, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The author doesn't know that we are a constitutional republic, not a democracy, and apparently doesn't know the difference.

And as for his statement:

"While conservatives have been working to improve our democracy and our free-market economy"

He also apparently believes his own bullshit. Setting aside the horrendous record of the GOP sell out of the Constitution, especially this past eight years, what in the hell are conservatives doing trying to "improve" democracy? That's like trying to improve the process of two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner. Next, he'll tell us conservatives are working to make the trains run on time.

And as for trying to improve the economy, try leaving it the F alone.

Whatever this man's qualifications when it comes to analyzing foreign countries, he is suspect when it comes to analysis of this one. Sounds like a neocon hack to me.

I'll go with the analysis of the Russian prof.

September 1, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phone trees are dangerous to those whose information appears in them. The thugs merely have to get to the TOP of the tree, and they can round up everyone underneath...one at a time. Ac-hoc wifi networks with ham packet radio to bridge the gaps would be far less likely to be blocked/compromised and there would be no "thread" of names/numbers to unravel ALL of the participants.

September 1, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

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