It Has Been A While…

My last post was a little over a year ago. I was not in a great place, in all aspects of my life, but things are better now, I’m glad to report.

I am working again, (in a field I had never considered), and am enjoying immensely! The not only employed but in a field, a company and a role that gives me he fog that had veiled my mind has lifted and things are sunny again, and I have a renewed self-belief and self-confidence.

Actually… “renewed” is probably the wrong word, as I am probably at the highest level of confidence in myself and my abilities, in the workplace, that I have ever been at, and as I have more to learn about the industry I am now part of and the role in which I find myself, I can only grow, professionally and personally.

My personal perspectives have changed some and mostly I haven’t felt the need to “push” a particular ideology. Right now that ideology is anarchy, and by that I mean the freedom and liberty from “leaders”, bureaucracies and layers of government, so that we may all live our own lives, as we see fit, so long as we do not interfere with the right of others to do the same. I also feel that more people are waking up to this kind of way of thinking, as well as becoming more spiritual. I do recognize, though, that it is a painfully slow process of evolution, and one that seems to have more steps backwards than forwards, to get to this point of existence for humanity, but I believe will will get there sometime in the future, (likely long after this physical body has become ancient dust).

I am going to try to get back to blogging and tweeting, but it will be without any regularity and with this more enlightened, (for want of a better word), point of perspective…

Come On, Let’s Stick Together

My fellow libertarians, conservatives, constitutionalists and others:

No-one expects us to agree on every issue, but the current spate of infighting that I have witnessed on Twitter, (and I assume it is taking place in other forums, as well as in real life, too), is crazy.

We need to focus on what we do all agree on, even if it is one single issue, and rally around that. We can argue over the finer points when we have ousted those in positions of influence and power whose ideologies are left-of-center and made them irrelevant, but meanwhile, we have to have each others’ backs in the real fight of taking our country back, because that is going to be a long fight. The longest fight. It is a fight which will never end and we need all of our energies to fight them. If we stand together, we don’t have to be afraid, of failure, ridicule or repercussions.

Right now, we are now living in the times that are merely a precursor to the hellish existence that these lefties wish for us to endure. Why? Precisely because we have been either lackadaisical or dogmatic in our beliefs. That has to end now.

Or are your egos so big that you have to get into destructive online flame wars? There’s no need to get into virtual slagging matches over differences of opinions with those who ideologies are so close to your own.

Almost a year ago, I found a video on YouTube that was a mash-up of various inspirational speeches from movies. I found all the quotes the video used and put it all in one blog. At the time, I was thinking of it not only in the context of my own life, but in the political context of going up against the huge machine of the fervent Obamanauts and the Chicago tactics. Here’s the dialog from that video, with some edits for this situation.

I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad, but today, I want to talk about our opponents. If this were a football game, they would be bigger, faster, stronger, and more experienced.

They say we’re inferior! I say, the American people have been had! Been took! Been hoodwinked! Bamboozled!

Oh, but I’m not finished!

Let me tell you something you already know. The world is not all sunshine and rainbows, it is a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. Well, when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall. And it has fallen here, in the United States. It has fallen.

Believe me when I say we have a difficult time ahead of us, but we have to forget about the crowds… the size of their political machine… their fancy memorabilia and instead remember what got us here and not get caught up thinking about winning and losing.

We just can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. If we don’t come together right now on this hallowed ground, America, its principles and the ideologies opposed to statism, Marxism and all of the other -isms of the left, will be destroyed.

We sink, we swim; we rise, we fall; we meet our fate together! Either, we heal as a team, or we’re gonna crumble inch by inch, election by election, no matter how big or small that election might be, until we’re finished.

I sense fear that would take the heart of me and a day may come when our courage fails, but it will not… it cannot be this day… this election cycle

Yes, fight and we may lose and our country and principles may die, but if we run, we’ll survive, at least a while and I guarantee a week won’t go by in our lives we won’t regret giving up, letting them get the best of us.

This country and its people were great once. Can we not be great again? Are we asking too much for this? Is it beyond our reach? Because if it is, then we are nothing but sheep being herded to the final slaughterhouse and we cannot go down that way!

We are not inferior. We can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of this hell, one inch at a time. But if we are to be prepared for the fight, we must first shed our fear of it. And I write this without fear because I know how great this country can be.

But it is not about how hard we hit back, it is about how hard we can get hit and keep moving forward. How much we can take and keep moving forward.

And all I know is that first we’ve got to get mad. When we go out there to preserve freedom and liberty, we have got to lay our hearts on the line. From the souls of our feet, with every ounce of blood we have in your body, we lay it all on the line. And if we do that… if we do that, we cannot lose.

From now on, we fight them and we shut them down, because we can! This is our time, again, for freedom and liberty. Their time of a statist nanny state is done. Screw ’em.

Do you understand me? How we “play” today, from this moment on is how we will be remembered. So, here’s what I want us to do. We blitz them, on Twitter, in Comments,  wherever we can find them, online or offline and we blitz them all the time!

And when you find your thoughts wandering, I want you to knuckle back down and concentrate. Concentrate! Remember what is at stake

And now, I’ve got a message for those people out there who have abandoned us and written us off! We are as mad as hell and we’re not going to take it any more!

We choose to fight back! We choose to rise, not fall! We choose to live, not die!

And, patriots, let no man forget how menacing we are, we are lions!

This is our opportunity to rise from these ashes and grab glory. On this team we fight for freedom. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for liberty. That’s how winning is done!

Would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that of your passing from this world, for one chance, just one chance, to come back to the here and now to make sure that they remember, forever, that we did not vanish without a fight?! That we are still here?! Because what we do in life echoes in eternity.

Now… what are we going to do? We go out there and take it. Take it! It’s ours!

For the victory of freedom and liberty!

DudgeOHPolitics

Good Cop… Bad Cop…

Good cop…

Bad cop(s)…

Its great to see so many Sheriffs & other law enforcement stand for freedom, but knowing the crap in the second video goes on, I wonder how sincere the “good cops” are and how we tell the difference between the oathkeepers and the oathbreakers, before the shit hits the fan…

DudgeOHPolitics

Licence And Registration, Please…

Most all of us who drive have heard this phrase spoken to us, at least once, through our driver’s side window, by a law enforcement officer stood a little off to the side, hand hovering at his holster, in case of trouble.  We dutifully rummage about, hand over the documents, endure the lecture and accept the ticket or warning.

But imagine this scenario changing a little…

The officer looks at your documentation…

“Could you step out of the vehicle, sir?”

“Er… of course officer. Am I in trouble?”

“No, no trouble sir, but I did notice that your vehicle has an engine that is too large, so I am going to be confiscating it.”

“What?!”

“Yes, sir. Under the Oversized Engine Removal Act your vehicle’s engine is considered too large at 1100cc. Your vehicle is to be impounded, with immediate effect.”

“But…”

Ridiculous, isn’t it? But this is what the registration and licensing of property could easily lead to, and it is one of the fears of gun owners and I have to say, I agree with them.

Dogs are another thing that require registration and licensing and the reason behind it are similar to those behind the idea of licenses and registrations for guns – a few idiots, caused the injury or death of a person or persons, through their careless disregard for the welfare of others. Now, a dog is arguably more dangerous than a gun, after all a dog has a mind of its own whereas a gun is an inanimate object, yet I don’t believe that we should have to license and register our pets.

And just imagine that the government decides that, just as no-one needs a certain kind of gun or, as in my previous example, vehicle engine size, a culling of the nations dogs could occur simply through Law an bureaucracy.

Park Ranger: “Is this your dog, sir?”

Dog Owner: “Yes, it is, Officer. Here’s my documentation.”

PR: *checks docs* “Hmm… are you aware, sir, that this dog is one-and-a-half pounds over the weight limit, as per the Big Dog Removal Act? This means that I will have to remove your animal, immediately.”

DO: “But…”

In short, licensing and registration is an easy gateway to a government bureaucracy’s impingement on a persons freedoms and their implementation is down to people not exercising the personal responsibilities that they should be.

DudgeOHPolitics

My First Protest

Since the furore erupted a couple of weeks ago, I made the active decision, twice, that for dinner, we were going to have Chick-Fil-A, (for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day and on July 25th).

According to some people, even one or two that I’m acquainted with, this makes me a Bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging bigot, because its all about anti-gay rights and nothing else.

Fine.

Believe that of me, if you wish, I’m tired of that kind of bullshit, knee jerk response and I’m not going to argue with you, but instead I will just turnabout the stereotyping and assume you are a tiresome, small-minded, kool-aid drinking and petty useful idiot that politicians love to hqve as their “base”.

You see, what annoyed me about the situation, and called me to action, was the tin-pot dictator, little Hitler response of various city officials around the country, most of whom, by now, have probably tried to walk back their comments, like the spineless little poll-watching busy-bodies that they are.

For me, it has nothing to do with gay rights or where a company executive donates his money. For me, it was simple.

Freedom of speech.

When someone espouses their beliefs, their business should not be threatened by government. Choosing which businesses start up, survive or fail: that is for the free markets.

Two-Hundred-And-Thirty-Six Years…

Happy Birthday, U.S.A.

My deepest, sincere gratitude and appreciation go to those patriots who fought with the printing presses and with guns, on the battlefields of public opinion, Lexington, Kandahar and every other place in between.

Some paid the ultimate price, some survived with the various scars of combat and others made it through the battles unscathed, but all were valiant in their efforts and strong in their belief in, and commitment to, the tenets of this country’s birth, as laid out in our founding documents. May God bless them all, and those of us who follow in their footsteps, fighting on all fronts for liberty and freedom.

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