Sunday, July 11, 2010

Making Amends: A Mini-Manifesto

Via Mike V.

This is a very sobering piece. However, I believe it provides wonderful, if not a little disturbing, insight into what is coming in our country. Like the author, I, too hope it doesn't come to this, but history does have a way of repeating itself and its lessons for those who didn't learn the first dozen or more times. Excerpt below, but you need to read the whole thing.

Francis W. Porretto - Eternity Road

Should we succeed in throwing off the yoke of the Corporate Social-Fascist State, part of our atonement, perhaps the most unpleasant part, will be this: we will be required to be hard.

We will never, ever, put an end to the dreams and machinations of the power-seekers unless we punish those among us with proper severity. Among our current officials are several overt traitors: men who took oaths to defend the Constitution, and have done the exact opposite. Of these, I count one president, four Supreme Court Justices, and hundreds of federal legislators. Unless these are dragged from their hidey-holes as was Saddam Hussein, and executed or incarcerated for life, there will be no respite from the pressure of closet totalitarians and social engineers against our polity. Men to whom power over others is the ultimate satisfaction will seek it relentlessly, until the price for doing so becomes both ultimate and inevitable.

That's merely what will be demanded of us to cleanse the federal government. Further severity will be required of us:

  • Toward nations and "non-state actors" that seek to bend us to their wills;
  • Toward religious and quasi-religious, racial, and ethnic groups that agitate for special treatment and exemptions from the laws;
  • Toward special interests that seek subsidies, subventions, or to impose their views upon us through the political process;
  • Toward individual predators who have, in the main, eluded the proper penalties for their deeds.

The underlying message is, of course, We mean it. But it can only be expressed in deeds. Our words have become untrustworthy. We will not regain our credibility until we've demonstrated that we deserve it.

That will be the hardest price of our restoration. It will be unpleasant at best, dreadful and massively bloody at worst.

We will be spared none of it.

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