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Pursuit of Happiness

10 Aug

We are all Africans now.

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On the hunch (and with great fear and trepidation 🙂 of course) that this will upset some of our friends in the Patriot movement, I decided to put this one up.  Just to remind us of the Injustice Department of Eric Holder. 

This man came to Texas, not Ohio, IL, IN, PA (or some other Communist bastion) to seek refuge.  And he is welcome.

But enough about racial issues.  The real reason for this post has nothing to do with the Patriot movement’s affinity for our black friends, nor of the injustice being done to this man at the hands of a progressive, illiterate, voting block.  It is alright with most (even among the Patriot community) that this man’s right to achieve happiness has been abolished.

Out of the Problem, into the Solution: 

Those same talking heads, who know so very little about their own nation, I fear would lead others in a direction we need not go.  To a fate, we need not endure.  Some understand so little of the nature of man, and neither do they have the ‘proper’ respect for the role of politics.  Most have no respect, at all, for politics.  Other than their own survival, most Patriots have no plan for the continuity of the nation.  In this sense, they are no different than the Progressives they fight and resist.

While I concede that there is most likely no peaceful way out for us at this stage in the economic drama playing out before us, it is likewise obvious that many (most) of these would-be ‘leaders’ do not have an adequate grasp of the situation that will ensue.  There appears to be a severe lack of time needed to address what options we will have, and what challenges we will face, beyond the conflict.  It must be due to a simple lack of time.  For to ascribe this to anything else would be to condemn this group of would-be leaders to the title of illiterate Village Idiots, alongside our Progressive friends. 

Will we be better off with a true anarchy?  Will the millennial sufferings our children, and their children, justify our sacrifices?  Will the total destruction of whole people’s (not to mention the hold that this will place on human advancement) be their ultimate, and only, accomplishment? 

Seems more like a lose/lose bargain to me. 

Everyone gets their equal share of loss, and rather than to get busy learning, the focus of these ‘leaders’ rarely goes beyond their understanding of gun rights, bug-out bags, and food storage.  The self-anointed think only of survival and weapons of destruction. Their own survival, of course.  And dream of the day they might lead an army against the tyrant or feed the needy.  It’s a happy ending.

While reading many of today’s sites, I see so little written to address what comes after survival is assured.  When the authors should be reaching out to those who already understand the things they are daft about, there appears to be no interest.  Instead of learning (on their own initiative), they only attempt to inspire others into their webs. 

And what of happiness, itself?  I suspect that most don’t have a clue.  Instead of trying to educate themselves in Nicomachean Ethics, or the Politics of Aristotle, they write of their own unhappiness.  A topic that should be foreign to all Americans.  Of happiness, itself, they seem to understand little.  For how can one claim to be deprived of a thing they cannot conceive?  Could it be, then, that the government some claim to despise has already succeeded in depriving them of this most basic right?  Not just of the right to happiness, but of the ability to enjoy this right even when they have achieved it.  Can it be that Americans, no matter what their status, have arrived at a stage where they can no longer be happy?  If that is the case, has the government not already won?  Are you still even capable of being happy?

Instead of reading Locke’s Second Treatise, or Jefferson’s Summary View (if only for proper use of our language), a few hold beer drinking get-togethers.  Instead of issuing a proclamation for the creation and support of a committee, established for the purpose of the dissection of our Constitution and its flaws with the intent of creating a more perfect Union, they bitch and encourage political retreat.

Forgive them, Father.  For they know not what they do. 

Instead of finding our next generation of thinkers, instead of beginning a think-tank of ideas, a few attempt to assume a role (for themselves, of course) that is not yet necessary.  Or possibly (?) even appropriate.  The political cannot lag behind the field, but must be respected and paralleled.  To commit to a course of arms alone would not only be contrary to what has been precedented by others throughout history, but run contrary to what is required.  We do not have a Continental Congress like our forefathers had.  We need one.  We do not have a parallel government, like Mexico does today.  We need one.  Delegates can be voted on from the various militia groups.  It’s a start.  They can then draft a petition.  (see Summary View of the Rights of British America)  Time is running out on us.

Instead of getting into the solution, too many remain in the problem.  It is obviously more fun for them this way.  And is this not becoming, for a few, their greatest source of happiness?

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Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Committee of Correspondence

 

12 responses to “Pursuit of Happiness

  1. Dannyboy53

    August 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Good thoughts/points and one hopes that at least future generations containing a few “thinkers” will provide the impetus for others to aspire to regain what this country once was…was intended to be.

    Communism is rampant the world over, like a horrible, dreaded cancer that destroys all that is healthy and good. So it is an anathema to any ideal such as “Nicomachean Ethics” which would have a difficult time of survival, if it could exist at all, in today’s world. The jackboots of the red hordes have/will stamp out any such free thinking.

    I’m not trying to make excuses for Americans standing by in a stupor while the greatest civilization since the dawn of time collapses, merely stating the past & present regimes’ role in creating such an atmosphere. I often wonder where we went wrong, where and at what point did we drop the ball so to speak? To lose the attributes you speak of Soffitrat and blindly continue in our apathetic state even though we had at least a hint that something was going terribly wrong so many decades ago. We can look back as far as 100-150 years and select many points in our past where we could have stopped this damned mess. But as the saying goes…”there is no use crying over spilled milk”. It will change nothing.

    We can only hope, if we fail in our bid to restore our Constitutional Republic, that the fires for the desire for Liberty will never go out and will burn even hotter in the hearts of men in the succeeding generations and they will restore a free nation once again.

    Or…God in His mercy will end it all soon.

     
    • The Soffitrat

      August 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Well said, sir. Especially the final sentence. I do not see us gathering of sufficient means, a pathway to restoration. Although the suffering might suffice in garnering resistance; restoration will be an entirely different cause.

       
      • Dannyboy53

        August 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        Yes sir, I think you are right on the money. Gonna be a long hard struggle for “somebody”, a whole bunch of “somebodies”!

         
        • The Soffitrat

          August 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

          The field will get us the right to go to the next step. Just the right to re-visit the flaws in the law of the land. Not the Supreme law any longer, and no guarantees. We will have to completely re-do it to make it Supreme. Thank goodness that we have an excellent template to begin with. However, that said, it will still take the almost complete willingness to pass and abide by it. Some things don’t change.

           
  2. pickdog

    August 15, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Until we are collectively moral again, there is no hope of restoration. But whatever God wills, will be so 🙂 Lord bless the Remnant….

     
  3. diogenesoftherifle

    August 15, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Excellent post Soffitrat! You have managed to find the words I wished to say recently and could not find.
    Like Pick says, until we are collectively moral, there is little hope for restoration. Education of our children and our childrens’ children, we are not going to see that moral gain. We know where to start, but have a world to move first. Big task, near improbable, but not impossible.

     
  4. The Soffitrat

    August 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    You have both nailed it on the head. I could not say it better, nor add to. Now, we know the sum-total of where we are and what we face. As you say, Dio. Our course will be full of rocks and potholes. But not impossible. Some day, I believe, this country will right herself.

     
  5. Dannyboy53

    August 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    ‘Rat…what happened to your gravatar?! You look like a birdhouse with glasses!!!

     
    • The Soffitrat

      August 16, 2013 at 4:18 am

      Don’t know! I think that it had something to do with Google.

       
      • Dannyboy53

        August 16, 2013 at 6:16 am

        Well it’s back to normal, that’s a good thing.

         
        • The Soffitrat

          August 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

          Yep. I don’t know what happened. Seems normal now. Uncle Sam?

           
  6. Dannyboy53

    August 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Google, Uncle Sam…they’re all about the same!

     

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