David and Goliath

The way to beat the monster of corrupt and overbearing government, lies in the individual.

Throughout history we have had many examples of this.

David felled Goliath

One man stood up to the tanks in Tiananmen Square, and helped expose the brutality of the communist China regime.

Gandhi stood up to the British Empire and helped India realize independence.

George Washington lost many battles, but won by taking smaller victories where he could with what he had. Over time he was able to wear out the British forces who were far superior to the motley crew of American Patriots.

And so today, here we are again. It is no longer Great Britain who is the Goliath, but the very government imposed to protect us from such a giant. The American government today is perhaps one of the must tyrannical entities on the planet. Especially when you consider the power and wealth at their disposal.

We learn how to tame this beast in the writings of David and Goliath. We take our victories where we can. The big battles won’t be one immediately, and not in the form of elections for president (unless Ron Paul wins), but in local elections, in state laws, in the people coming together to protect themselves and their neighbors from encroaching government.

Our victories on the battlefield for information lies with the internet, on blogs such as these, where philosophy and politics is laid out for everyone to see.

Do not sit down and allow Goliath to stomp down on you. Stand up, speak out, do something! Take the small victories where you can, and realize that many battles lie ahead in this increasingly bitter war.

In the end, freedom prevails, when there are enough David’s in the room to stand up and stick spears in the beast.

Just as the original American revolution was a hard won battle, so this one will be also. The war was won by a group of individuals who stood up and got together, and stuck through all the hardships, in order to prevail.

The question is; are you prepared to be David?

The left vs the right

I started writing this post a couple days ago, and it was originally a rant about Glenn Beck. It was more of a post to myself to get ideas and thoughts off my chest, and I wasn’t going to publish it. I like Glenn, but from time to time his actions perplex me. After I had typed the original content, I went back to it and re-edited it. I decided that with the added content, it was worth publishing. I usually just proof read my posts before I commit them, and then I set them to be published at 7:30pm each day. With this post I realized that there was a lot more to it. It’s not just about what Glenn does or doesn’t do. It’s about how we’re all played to become ‘left’, ‘right’, or simply become numb and ‘apathetic’ to the whole political process. Before anyone gets upset that I’m bashing Glenn, I’m not. I love Glenn because he is brave enough to ask the tough questions that no-one wants to ask, and he exposes the truth as he sees it. So thank you for that Glenn. You have opened up doors for many Americans, including myself. When I write I often try to see the subject from different view points to make it more balanced and to find the truth in it. This post is still a bit fractured, since there is so much I have to say, so take it as you will. Anyway, here is how I see things as far as the left and right spectrum of politics in America right now:

People like Glenn Beck talk about the 10% of people needed to lead us in a new direction. I believe there is more than 10%, but that they do not all talk to one another, they are divided, and they have their differences.

I cannot understand why Glenn will not get behind Ron Paul. Here is a candidate who is more like George Washington (Glenn loves Washington so much he wrote a book about him) than any candidate since the great man, and yet he will not support him. It is divisions like this as to why we’re not getting out of this mess any time soon. Glenn has helped to wake many people up, and yet he keeps himself closed off to so much. He is very quick to label others and shut down those who speak out against anything he says.

I think the reason Glenn does this is because of where he gets his information from. Glenn is a good hearted guy. I think when he finds certain information that he doesn’t like, he gets upset and labels it as evil. Personally, I take a more scientific approach. I usually take a step back and think about where the information is coming from, and why the source feels the way that they do. Now Glenn is very good at connecting the dots, but I feel that sometimes he allows his emotions to get in the way and allows things to become too one sided.

Why is he going on a comedy tour ‘unelectable 2’ during a presidential campaign year, when there is a George Washington who desperately needs his support? And why is Glenn trying to prepare us for doomsday when we have the capability right now to save ourselves from that?

I see that too many people allow themselves to be easily influenced by bias, they allow themselves to be pitted in a group of left vs right. And currently the new trend is to call everyone an ‘evil liberal’ or a ‘socialist’. While that’s all fine and dandy (and those who know me, know I hate socialism), they forget about fascism from the right. They forget about the crony capitalists, they forget all the evil on the right that liberals hate. I think most liberals have a good heart, and don’t want a big government. They’re probably just misguided into thinking that the government can provide so many things. A few social securities is not necessarily a bad thing, its how we go about them that’s important.

Why not have a social security for the elderly? But why not make it optional? Personally I’d rather do it myself, and that has a lot to do with my math and finance skills. If I were not good at these two subjects, I’d probably want to put it into someone else’s hands also.

The problem with big companies is when they get involved with big government. Special interests take over, and the little people get screwed.

Glenn wants us to turn everyone back to God. And he seems to play into the idea that the left are godless swine’s. Apparently the youth are stupid also and should be ignored, and on this point I do agree that many youth are misguided. But there are many who are fully in the fight for freedom, and many of them are not conservative. They are libertarian. They are more like the founding fathers than many conservatives I have met. Yes, many of the founding fathers believed in divine providence, but this is a secular nation. One where any religion can be practiced. Up until the 1950’s the pledge of allegiance did not have ‘under god’ in it. The whole Godly right and atheist left idea is designed to divide and conquer us.

I am not very religious, but I believe heavily in morality, and I like many of the teachings of Christianity and indeed many of the other popular religions.

The mainstream media has done a good job of labeling Ron Paul as a fruitcake and I find it deeply disturbing because combating the ‘left wing’ by going to the extreme right is a surefire way of losing liberty.

I see how easily good hearted conservatives often get thrown into the far right, and how good hearted liberals get thrown into the progressive crowd. I think most Americans want to maintain their independence, and all this infighting will get us no-where. Of course, there are some on the very far right that will say I’m collectivist for saying that. No, I’d rather agree to disagree with ‘the other side’, than allow the republic to fracture and allow our system of government to be completely taken over by oligarchy.

We get so wrapped up in our daily lives, that we don’t see the obvious problems in front of us. By the end of a long day we sit down and listen to the MSM (mainstream media) because it sounds so appealing. ‘Those darn liberals’ we say to ourselves as we watch Sean Hannity bash ‘the left’, and we say ‘those darn tea baggers’ as CNN bashes ‘the right wing nuts’. We don’t sit down long enough to realize that it is all a complete farce, that we are pitted against each other to serve the special interests of a select few.

It’s time to wake up America; you are being used! And yes, that includes conservatives too.

I am libertarian for a reason. I believe in freedom and liberty. I do not allow myself to fall into one side or the other because that has become the special interests strategy for dividing and conquering the country.

This country has no place pushing our might around in the world. Our strength comes from our willingness to trade and our innovations. Our products are created from our ingenuity and we are able to invent new ideas because we have the freedom to do so.

Long drawn out wars do not serve our republic, and calling liberals and libertarians ‘pacifists’ is a very fascist thing to say. Those who are talking about creating war in other nations might want to check their facts before they begin beating their war drums some more. If I get attacked, I’ll put the criminal on the ground. If my house gets broken into at night, I’ll shoot to kill, if our country gets attacked, we should use everything in our might to repel the attack. But: we have no place bullying other countries in the world into submission. That is imperial, that is empire, and that weakens our nation as we print fake money to pay for our soldiers to be blown to bloody bits.

Wake up and stop being a ‘useful idiot’, yes that includes conservatives. The only way forward, the only way upward, the only way to restore the republic and the constitution is to create unity through freedom and independence; find a common ground from there, it is our only hope. We can go back to our silly left vs right bickering later.

Do not fall into the trap.

The Power of One

I’ve heard that Ron Paul cannot be elected and I’ve heard that one man cannot make a difference. I’ve heard that there must be a large and strong enough group for anything to succeed, and that one person alone cannot achieve anything. And to all of them I say:

Bull!

One man can change the world.

Think about this; the communists began their rise to power with only 18 men!

Our countries are governed with very view, and there are far fewer rich than there are middle class and poor.

If one man has the bravery to stand up, to speak the truth, to use words as his weapon and knowledge as his shield, who stands up for liberty, and does not give up when others laugh him down.

Winston Churchill was ignored throughout the 30’s, and yet he became the greatest Prime Minister Britain has ever known, because all of what he said became true, and he was the only one to lead the country through the darkness.

Out of office and politically “in the wilderness” during the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender, or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured.

Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

The patriots of this country were up against the greatest power in the world, and had everything against them. So many times they were almost defeated, and so many times they could have easily given up. But there was one who did stand up, who did carry on, and that one man inspired others to do so because of his convictions.

His name was George Washington.

George Washington led his army through a terrible weather:

Valley Forge

Washington’s army of 11,000[78] went into winter quarters at Valley Forge north of Philadelphia in December 1777. Over the next six months, the deaths in camp numbered in the thousands (the majority being from disease),[79] with historians’ death toll estimates ranging from 2000[79] to 2500,[80][81] to over 3000 men.[82] The next spring, however, the army emerged from Valley Forge in good order, thanks in part to a full-scale training program supervised by General von Steuben.[83] The British evacuated Philadelphia to New York in 1778,[84] shadowed by Washington. Washington attacked them at Monmouth, fighting to an effective draw in one of the war’s largest battles.[85] Afterwards, the British continued to head towards New York, and Washington moved his army outside of New York.[84]

Washington led a surprise attack the winter before, showing his determination to see the cause of the rebellion prevail:

The Battle of Trenton took place on December 26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, after General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans. The battle significantly boosted the Continental Army’s flagging morale, and inspired re-enlistments.

No one else could have done what he did. He used his intellect, and courage to take the fight to the enemy, when no one else would have.

Gandhi stood up to the British Empire and freed his people from their governance. He was one man.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી; Hindi: मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी, pronounced: [moːˈɦənd̪aːs kəˈrəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] ( listen). 2 October 1869[1] – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Pioneering the use of non-violent resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a tool to fight for civil rights and freedom that he called satyagraha, he founded his doctrine of nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress based upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence for which he is internationally renowned.[3][4] Gandhi led India to its independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Martin Luther King was one man who led the cause for racial equality.

You have the power to make a difference.

All you need to do is stand up, make yourself heard, do your research, and never give up your pursuance of the truth. Never give up the idea of liberty and freedom, no matter what tyrannical governments may be up to at that point in time.

Words are powerful, and all the while we are able to use them and speak out, we should do so.

An idea can change the world, but first you must speak it and let it be heard.

The power of one is within you.