Everybody at some point in their lives experiences a degree of burnout, in their job, education, some times even relationships. This is normal in most cases and usually overcome when the root cause is identified and proper action taken to rectify the problem. However, in the ongoing struggle for the restoration of Rightful Liberty there can be no place given to Patriot Burnout. Failure is not an option. If you feel you are a victim of this malady I would suggest a thorough reread of Orwell’s “1984.” Not as a reminder of the similarities between the surveillance state of Oceania and our current modern world, but more to see the similarities in our humanity, or lack of it. Orwell’s protagonist Winston decides to no longer live as a subservient automaton and begins to willfully break the laws that have neutered his mind and live as a somewhat free man. That is until the enemies of freedom catch up with this radical, non-conformist outlaw and his accomplice. What happens next is the point of this exercise. If you have been in this battle for any length of time, you may be feeling that not enough is being done by everyone else, or what difference do I make, I’m only one person, or I can’t do that because that’s illegal. These and so many more similar thoughts are a sign of Patriot Burnout or worse yet Shaky Knees. If you think that .gov has plans to stack bodies of patriots alone like cord wood you are mistaken, but that would still be a better fate than what we see happen to Mr. Winston Smith. After months of torture he is taken to face his worst fear, and when confronted by that, instead of facing it with virtue and resolve, he caves in and whimpers, “Do it to her.” So Winston lives, a hollow shell of his former self, empty, soulless. Now is not the time for “summer soldiers and sunshine patriots.” Now is the time to quicken your resolve, redouble your efforts and continue in the fight.
Not everyone will die the glorious death, but we all can die with our honor, dignity and souls in tact. Don’t be a Winston.
Leviathan grows ever larger. Usurping more power, feeding on the fruit of the
labors of the productive. Punishing those who produce while rewarding the moochers and leeches. Violating Natural Law and the laws of our nation. Small advances for liberty are far outweighed by the tidal waves of tyranny that wash over us. One more example of the enforcement arm of tyranny here:http:// http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/14/armed-epa-agents-in-alaska-shed-light- on-70-fed-agencies-with-armed-divisions/?intcmp=latestnews
There is a phrase in Lakota Sioux, Hoka Hey! – Today is a good day to die. It is a universal axiom that is found in all warrior cultures, regardless of placement in history, religion, gender or geography. It is manifested in the hearts of those who have made peace with their creator. We have chosen to live by a moral code without compromise. These principles have been codified through time by different cultures. The West had the Knights Code of Chivalry of the middle ages. In the East it is the Bushido. Native American Indians also have a “code of ethics”. All share a common foundation of honor, respect and righteous indignation towards any who would violate Natural Law.
Examples through history of men who would not bend knee and submit to men who desire to be masters are numerous. Leonidas of Sparta marched fearlessly to meet Xerxes I’s army at Thermopylae “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ” (“Come and take”), Tecumseh who died from a gunshot wound received during the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812 “So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home,” Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General, died from complications of pneumonia, after having half his right arm blown off ,”My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. … That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.” Yamamoto Tsunetomo succinctly puts it “the way of the warrior is death.”
The true warrior is proud but not prideful, is as willing to take life as forfeit his own, not in some psychotic, murderous way, like some sociopath, miscreant, reprobate, but in the service of justice.
Passion is often wrongly defined as what someone lives for, when in fact it is what you are willing to die for. Are you passionate about Freedom? Are you willing to take a stand against evil? War is
coming here, are you prepared mentally, physically, spiritually? Will you do the hard things necessary to secure God’s Natural Law for the next generation? Is today a good day to die?
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory?”
This story should make the skeptics in the community breath a small sigh of relief, the all powerful, all knowing Oz, has a soft white underbelly that can be penetrated.