Don’t know quite where to start… I’ve been following the comments of this post from the beginning. As I understand the thoughts, they vary from “the high road” to “tired of talking”. There’s a suggestion to stop paying taxes, and another more ominous hint that we’re on the “edge of a precipice”.
My $.02 (and it’s probably over-priced…) First and foremost, non-violence. Period. Non-violence. The worst possible thing conservatives (and this country for that matter) needs is an act of violence. Here’s why…
- People don’t quite understand “where we’re at” as a culture in 2009. As a barometer, the 1960s come to mind… In the ’60s we were still by and large Andy Griffith. Yes, yes, yes I know… There was the Klan and the Black Panthers… But most of us were either hippies, Andy G., or MLK. Still, even then we managed Selma and Watts. As a culture, we have changed wildly in 40 years. Look at the frequency and barbarism of school shootings of late. And then there’s stuff like TV, movies, magazines… If you’re old enough, think back to the shock of the Manson murders. Hell, now the slaughter of a family of six barely makes the news cycle, unless of course the carnage involves a high-speed car chase in which case we tune in like ghouls and wait for the crash.
- The second reason we must stay non-violent is because of the players who would be involved in 2009. In the sixties, the antagonists consisted of a rag-tag patchwork of liberals and civil-rights people vs. “The Establishment”. Today, it will be between the militias, the ticked-off taxpayer, the unions (you’d better believe they have their own militias), and ultimately the National Guard. Guess who’s going to win that war?
- The third reason we have to “go peaceful” is because of the galvanizing effect an act of violence would have on this country. For all its warts, Americans still believe in America. A violent act intended to “redirect America back to its roots” would be self-destructive in the extreme.
- Forth, carnage is unneeded… The blogs, Fox, Rush, National Review Magazine, et al are tearing the guts out of the liberal movement… Just wait for next year’s elections. We don’t have to apply any physical force to make evident the low IQ and high agenda of Pelosi, Reid, Boxer, et al… They’re doing a fine job all by themselves.
Finally… Political violence in America-2009 is just plain wrong… We can find a better way, even if it means temporary sacrifice. As I sit here, I have a copy of “The Declaration of Independence” and “The Constitution of the United States” beside me. https://secure.heritage.org/PocketConstitutions/?src=first. No one is going to take that away from me… Idiocy will come and go, but my book will be by my side just as it should be by yours. No bloodshed… No revolt… No violence… We’ll be OK.