It is in the air. We are now in the 2nd American Revolution, as the giant known as the American public has now awakened from its long slumber. The constitutional crisis precipitated by placement of a usurper into the White House mushroomed into an awareness that our Country has been and is under attack from within, and that this moment is pivotal for America. And, it is not exactly ‘just like any other time’, and has its own set of very large risks if it is not addressed now, meaning our lifetimes.
Obama’s stupidity and arrogance in and audacity of forcing a radical left agenda down America’s throat within the first few months of taking office has backfired. And he will not recover. Americans do not approve of Obama by large margins, the latest Rasmussen approval index is -13. Sixty percent of Americans would like a new President now.
And just in time, the people have arisen… and are mobilizing…and we know that the energy generated from this awareness is HUGE.
At the same time, dear Patriots, what politician can resist trying to co-op this energy? What Alinsky-minded, left wing social moron can resist trying to infiltrate and disrupt, turning us against each other? What profit-motivated individual could resist leveraging liberty for financial gain?
These are the people who stand on the lawn in the picture above, just out of sight, waiting to shackle the American people before we even stand.
It is essential for the rebirth of liberty in America that this energy not be co-opted or destroyed from within by any political party, by those who consider only fortune or fame, or by those who simply want control over the energy for whatever reason. Yes, our movement is a microcosm of what our Nation faces: usurpation from within.
- Country v Government
In order to frame this discussion properly, a few definitions are in order, starting with the distinction between ‘country’ and ‘government‘. It is important to note that countries survive through the change of many governments–for example, Germany and Italy as nations still exist after the governments of Hitler and Mussolini.
But politicians would like the people to believe that government and country are the same thing…because politicians derive their power from their position in government. This gives rise to the tactic of branding anyone opposed to government as being anti-American, opposed to the Nation or Country itself, or labeled ‘domestic terrorist’.
- Patriot, Patriotism
The 1828 English language dictionary defines “patriot” as
A person who loves his country, and zealously supports and defends it and its interests.
Love of one’s country; the passion which aims to serve one’s country, either in defending it from invasion, or protecting its rights and maintaining its laws and institutions in vigor and purity. Patriotism is the characteristic of a good citizen, the noblest passion that animates a man in the character of a citizen.
More recent definitions are mostly consistent:
a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
The commonality of definitions is the allegiance to country. As Red Beckman emphasizes, true patriots owe their allegiance to their country, not to government.
Usurping the Term ‘Patriot’
One aspect of taking over a country is redefining the language and key terms. Just a few examples of Obama’s deliberate usurpation of the language in the last year come to mind: “coup”–used to describe a lawful action by the Constitutional republic of Honduras; “universal health care” to describe a socialist takeover of the American economy; and “‘treason” against the environment” to describe anyone who opposes cap and trade legislation.
The words “patriot” and “patriotism” are now actively being re-defined, such that true patriots as described above are now being described as ‘domestic terrorists’. Check out this definition of “patriot” from an on-line dictionary:
a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights against presumed interference by the federal government
Notice that in this definition of patriot, “Country” is left out and/or is equated with government. And the Patriot is reduced to only defending his or her individual rights against presumed government ‘interference’. The inference is that you are a patriot only if you support the government above your individual rights.
The False Patriots
The definition of a false patriot is one who owes allegiance to government and its institutions, rather than to Country. Here’s an example of a false patriot:
“Paying taxes is patriotic”~ Joe Biden
Let me get this straight: paying unconstitutional and illegal taxes to the government, which has no right to collect them, is ‘patriotic’. Alrighty then. Biden, the ‘false patriot’, has allegiance to the government, which he believes is the same as Country.
True Patriots give their allegiance to their country. False Patriots give their allegiance to government, and are controlled by the lies they believe. ~Red Beckman, Walls in Our Minds
False patriotism–allegiance to government–is a source of power for politicians–for it allows, in the name of the “Nation”, deficit spending, illegal wars, no-win wars, confiscatory taxation, meddling in foreign affairs, and other violations of the Constitution for the United States. The politicians falsely threaten that protesting or wanting a new government or to stop government activities will bring the Country down.
False patriotism is also a source of power for ‘wanna be patriots’ who either knowingly or unwittingly are blinded by, ego, greed, the need for control, and the worship of money over genuine respect for liberty. And just as it is important to map out the opposition, it is also important to identify these false patriots within that are intent upon subverting the will of the people on whatever scale.
These individuals, organizations, politicians, and media personalities–who often claim to be ‘pro liberty’ and ‘pro constitution’, and pro ‘we the people’–can be spotted by their attempts to divide people over issues which are either manufactured or simply taken advantage of. Others can be identified through the use of their supposedly superior knowledge of group processes to manipulate people into a corner. Others can be identified by the ‘cult worship’ of individuals over liberty. The point is to splinter at any cost, to dissipate.
The prime targets for the false patriots are the emerging non-partisan, constitution-based movements arising across the Country including the Tea Party activities, 912 movement, and the network of pro liberty media.
Indeed, the Continental Congress 2009 was a prime target of false patriots, who appeared in the form of individual agitators, ego-maniacs, individuals taking advantage of power vacuums, and organized behind the scenes activities. It is truly a miracle that we produced and ratified the final Articles of Freedom given this assault! 😯
False patriots will use Alinsky tactics.
Unmasking them All
To unmask the false patriots, the place to begin is allegiance. To Country or to government? To self, control, fortune, or fame? Don’t assume, or believe, know it by researching and asking questions.
And call them out, as there is no time to waste. Although never any kind of patriot in the least, for example, the obot smrstrauss has finally been exposed. The goal is to assist the true patriots from being co-opted and the more information we have the better.
Just like the Constitution is not a menu to choose from, neither is the truth. And it will set you free.