Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"We're Surrounded...That Simplifies Our Problem."

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, the most decorated Marine in history, spoke these words. His ability to simplify, reduce and articulate even the direst of situations into a workable solution is a power of example to all who now suffer the daily onslaught of shock, fear, disbelief, outrage and confusion wrought by American political and economic events of the last year. It is not enough to say, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." We need to know WHERE to go, and how; and what to do when we get there. We need to know how to harness our rage and indignation--you know, the kind of choleric, redfaced rage that sends steam from the ears, flames from the mouth, and sets off screeching red strobe lights behind the eyes...the kind that pumps cortisol into the bloodstream so fast that the heart takes on a life of its own, and the lungs do doubletime through flaring nostrils...the kind of rage that is fueled only by terrible fear and terrible injustice. Well, as General Puller said...this simplifies our problem. Acceptance is half the battle--and Action the other. Knowledge of the terrain, native population, resources and, most of all, one's opponent is crucial. Realizing that main stream media is neither a friend nor a resource in any positive way, and accepting the fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of pleas to congress have fallen on deaf ears, we must learn to be our own source of information and supply. We must support and attend Tea Parties, join proactive groups like American Patriot, ACTIVE, We The People and WAM, learn how to prepare and plan for emergencies and find ways to remain centered above the fray of fear, rage and feelings of helplessness. For WE ARE AMERICANS: We have lived through winters at Valley Forge, stormed enemy strongholds considered impossible to breach, and sacrificed to keep our Constitution, our Freedoms and our Country intact. In the words of Ken Kesey, who wrote "Sometimes a Great Notion," "Never Give a Inch."

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