Edgar J. Steele | NickelRant.com | March 25, 2009

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“The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.”
— Woodrow Wilson (Speech in New York, September 9, 1912)

“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
— H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

We’ve come through the Looking Glass. On this side, however, is Wonderland with a decidedly Orwellian twist.

The Red Queen has morphed into a Marxist President (still red and still in charge, though).

The Mad Hatter is Little Timmy Geithner, wannabe Treasury Czar of the World, whose Tea Party is hosted on Wall Street while other “tea parties” are convened by patriots throughout America in response.

The maddening Cheshire Cat is our media, with that smile conveying nothing but misdirection and gibberish.

“Some are more equal than others,” said Orwell through his piggy little Animal Farm overseer. We know who are the “others.” Thee and me, of course. For extra points, guess who are the “some” of whom Orwell wrote.

Painting the Roses Red

“We’re painting the roses red,” sang the playing-card soldiers when asked by Alice why they were drenching all the white roses in the kingdom with bright red paint. All the minions of the new Administration are busy repainting roses throughout America.

However, as observed by Shakespeare, “What is in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Bush’s policies still are the same, regardless of the spin now being accorded them by the Obamatrons. We’re still in Iraq. Gitmo still is in business. America’s southern border still is wide open. The Bush bailouts continue unabated, but now are on steroids.

It’s enough to make your head spin, isn’t it?

Each week brings a fresh batch of outrageous events and news items that further marginalize an ever-growing percentage of Americans. Last week brought a bumper crop, headed by an incredible document leaked by someone in the Missouri police bureaucracy. Entitled “The Modern Militia Movement,” the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) document popped up on Alex Jones’ web site and promptly sent shock waves throughout the patriot community.

You’re a Terrorist Now

Have you ever supported in any way Republican Ron Paul of Texas? How about last year’s Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, Bob Barr? Or the Constitution Party’s Presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin? According to MIAC, you are a “militia-influenced terrorist.” Yep, you heard me right. You are a terrorist. Look, I couldn’t just make up stuff as outlandish as is this sort of thing. Truth continues to be stranger than fiction. We’re painting the roses red.

Better go scrape that bumper sticker off your car, because MIAC specifically identifies it as evidence that you should be watched and approached with caution. MIAC is just one of 58 “fusion centers” funded throughout America by the federal Department of Homeland Security with over a quarter-billion dollars, tasked with identifying “potential trends or patterns of terrorist or criminal operations” (per the MIAC web site) in America.

Are you opposed to the coming North American Union (NAU), whereby America is subsumed within a new government encompassing all of North America? How about the New World Order (NWO), whereby America surrenders her Constitution altogether in favor of becoming just another cog in a world government? Speak out against either the NAU or the NWO in any way and you are a terrorist, says MIAC, courtesy of your tax dollars spent in its support.

Of course, the MIAC report is nothing new. During the Clinton administration, the FBI issued a document identifying “defenders of the US Constitution” as “Right-Wing Extremists” to be watched as being potential terrorists.

Are you opposed to illegal immigration? According to MIAC, you are a terrorist. Libertarians and Constitutionalists are “racists,” which might cause some consternation at the headquarters of my own state’s (Idaho) Constitution Party, since its chairman is a Black man (Paul Venable, whom I intend to ask how he feels about MIAC’s outlandish characterization). Those who follow my writing and ranting know full well that I am a big supporter of the Constitution Party.

Are you opposed to abortion? Terrorist.

Do you fly an American flag? Terrorist.

Opposed to gun confiscation? Terrorist.

Opposed to the expansion of federal power at the expense of State jurisdiction? Terrorist.

Are you concerned that Obama might put through a mandatory Universal Service Program (which has just been announced, incidentally)? Terrorist.

Do you oppose the convening of a Constitutional Convention (now demanded by 32 of the 34 states necessary to force its convening) because you fear the further eroding or, even, eradication of the First and/or Second Amendments? Terrorist.

Offered the chance to denounce MIAC or, at least, explain it away, Missouri’s governor, Jay Nixon, unequivocally supported and defended it, stating, “Any way they take that information and can analyze what the threat levels are is important to make sure the public stays safe.”

It’s for the children, in other words.

So, now we have descended all the way into George Orwell’s 1984. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

Be anything but a full-on supporter of the Democrat agenda and you are a terrorist. Even Republicans now are suspect, witness Ron Paul’s status in Missouri, courtesy of federal tax-dollar support. I sure was glad to see George W. Bush go, but the hair on the back of my neck now is beginning to stand up. So should yours.

I’m a Terrorist Now

It no longer matters, so I might as well ‘fess up: I fly an American flag in my front yard. I believe in the Constitution. I have voted straight Constitution Party since it dropped its “Taxpayer Party” name. I am strongly opposed to gun legislation of every stripe. I oppose illegal immigration and want all of them thrown back into Mexico, anchor babies and all. I strongly oppose the NAU, NWO, NAFTA, WTO and GATT.

I believe in the US Constitution and have repeatedly taken oaths (military and bar admission) to defend it from enemies, both foreign and domestic.

In Missouri I am a terrorist. According to the feds, until they denounce MIAC and cut off its funding, I am a terrorist. If you are reading or listening to these words, almost certainly you are a terrorist, too.

They make it harder and harder every day to keep from thinking in terms of the government as our enemy, don’t they?

You want to see real terrorists? How about those who willingly plunder the future of our children and their children for their own financial gain? What about a government that invades small countries on a lie and kills millions of their citizens? What about a government that tortures even its own citizens? What about a government that takes your retirement funds and gives them to illegal aliens? What about a government that encourages your employer to send your job overseas? These are the very definitions of terrorism, folks. I call the perpetrators of all these things terrorists. Terrorists who cause many of us now to lie awake nights, sweating how we are going to take care of our families or make do in our old age.

We’re All Terrorists Now

And they have the unmitigated gall to call us terrorists. Well, I guess that we all are terrorists now.

Some say that patriotism is old fashioned. Some think that love of country is out of date. Some consider the slightest show of sentiment toward one’s flag to be naive.

But, God help us – and God help our country – if the cynics, the one worlders, the Zionist Neoconservative intellectual dilettantes, ever persuade us that these things have passed us by.

Because, ladies and gentlemen, patriotism, loyalty, sentiment…THESE THINGS ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

In my lifetime, I have seen America grow and change. I have seen her stand tall and I have seen her brought low.

I have seen the best that America can be and, recently, I have seen the worst that America can be.

But, always, she has been my America … our America … and she will be our America, come what may … for better or for worse.

We have a habit here in America of forgetting what a grand and noble experiment she represented when our founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence and, then, the Constitution. We forget the sacrifices they made … in property … in family … and, finally, in their own blood.

We forget the sacrifices by all those since that time. Sacrifices made so that we might have the freedom to come together like this and discuss change.

Well, I submit that the time has come for change. Real change. Real change that we can believe in, not the phony campaign promises made by Barack Obama.

New America. An idea whose time has come.

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