Updated March 4, 2020…..
After hearing about the absentee SCOTUS vote that could have determined the amount of fraud that played into the 2020 election of Josef Liden whose pre-ordained executive orders are now killing our most basic freedoms, well, someone said it much better than I can….
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”Thomas Paine, 1776
Indeed, these are the times when a feeling of hopelessness in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds sometimes takes over. When this cloud of darkness hits hard I fight back harder with thoughts of people that have won against insurmountable odds.
Khan Janibeg and the Corpse Catapult (1345). Khan Janibeg was a mean old Mongol who liked to beat the crap out of most of Europe (no Netflix back then, so you had to entertain yourself). Khan laid siege to a Black Sea port (Caffa) ruled by Venice when his group of Mongols started getting the dreaded Bubonic plague (making Covid look like the bad Cold that it is). So, figuring that there was something contagious going on and he was losing to the Venetians big time, he went to plan B – catapult the infected dead bodies into the city. Even when he was outnumbered by astronomical odds, the plan worked and he took over the seaport. But he inadvertently helped spread the plague as the first biological warfare expert – the Wrath of Khan so to speak.
The Battle Of Muret (1213). French Crusaders consisting of 900 knights and 700 infantry inflicted nearly 20,000 casualties during a battle with the Aragonese and “Heretical” Christians (probably Biden Christians) as they were forced to retreat after their King was disposed of by the vastly inferior Crusader forces.
North Jackson High School vs. Fort Payne (1992). An AL basketball team that was vastly undersized in every way (North Jackson) hung on to go into overtime when, after numerous team and individual fouls, were left with only 2 players. They ended up winning against the full squad of Ft. Payne.
Talent on Loan from God. Whether you liked, hated or loved Rush Limbaugh he was inspirational not so much because of his belief in the always improving American way (i.e. in order to provide a more perfect union) but because of his optimism. Even in the face of dying with lung cancer he managed to get back on the radio nearly every week after undergoing treatments so awful I cannot imagine how he talked nearly nonstop for 3 hours a day. With few exceptions, he sounded as strong as always. He never gave up on us, or America.
Victors over adversity win for a lot of reasons, some with help from above or just insane luck, but the most important trait of the winner is self-confidence that transcends the foe – and knowledge of how to win by whatever means necessary. When you go up against a Giant, and you are a mere mortal, you do what you have to do. And, then worry about the means to an end later. Fair is fair.
The Cancel Culture seems the ultimate weapon against Americans that believe in Liberty over Tyranny. That banks cancel accounts and deny loans to individuals and businesses because they are not sufficiently “Woke” is so mind boggling that nobody writing Sci-Fi novels could have predicted the future we are now living with so little pushback from the obsequious masses. Or, our Legislators. Or, the Judiciary. We are waiting….. but can wait only so long.
When presumably well run companies like Hyatt Corporation go into near panic when a clearly false flag about CPAC being run by Nazis is orchestrated by an infinitesimal few (magnified by the MSM), it’s time for a coordinated push back. We have no chance for the Old Normal if we don’t fight.
During the Civil Rights era, legislators never thought to include “political speech” as a liberty that needed additional legal protection. It seems we now need a political or free speech provision to our Civil Rights laws because, apparently, neither the First Amendment or the equal protection clause concept embodied in the US Constitution is enough judicial power for our so called Congressman on both sides to do what is necessary to stop the insanity. Tell your Congressman to propose and pass such Legislation.
“I am perfectly sane. And that is why I am going crazy.”Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (well, almost)
Unless we all manage to successfully live off the grid, physically and financially, we are going to have to reign in or depart from the too big to fail taxpayer funded banks like JP Morgan Chase that shut out people and businesses from the American financial system, because of their politics. They are also the ones first in line to show their respective agreement with “Wokeness”, another term for Marxism ala Fascism.
We also have companies like Delta Airlines that blatantly and with apparent impunity place good American Citizens on no fly lists regardless of their constitutionally protected liberty to travel because these citizens (a) believe that Josef Liden was the first President to be “installed” by the biggest election fraud in US History (now proven by a SCOTUS that believes people wanting to assure that the 2020 election was without fraud are now “Moot”) or (b) they participated in Civil Disobedience at the Capitol to protest (a). Even if you are turned into a Genetically Modified Organism with the Non-Vaccine Vaccine they can still find a way to take your Liberty.
For Cancel to end we also have to end the very concept of “Hate Speech” as virtually anything that the MSM defines as “Hate” can be used to push Cancel Culture. The notion of “Hate Speech”, and it’s “Hate Crime” derivative, was charted out long ago by the Left to get us to Cancel without needing “Hate Speech” legislation (though the “Hate Crime” concept is codified in the majority of states). Unlike the United States, so called “Hate Speech” has been outlawed in much of the so-called developed Western world because they do not have specific First Amendment protections as our founders so wisely provided us as the foundation of the Liberty we have, until recently, enjoyed.
What about Archie? Bigots like Archie Bunker may be made fun of for their general ignorance. But in America they shouldn’t lose their livelihood or the ability to travel. Quite simply, Archie, like him or not, is as American as Rob Reiner and neither must be eliminated from society (sort of). If we allow these people to be cancelled into historical oblivion anyone is fair game.
Someone in power will always be coming for you and that is the reason for America and why we have the Bill of Rights. It’s to protect all the “Meatheads” of the world.
We can no longer abide in the increasing level of Cancel that erupted like a Covid Hoax because we are no longer protected by qualified representatives or members of the judiciary that love our Constitution over Leftist Woke.
Our newly woke Corporate Healthocracy, being used as the ultimate power grab by the Left, has superseded our Constitutional protections and our now impotent Supreme Court.
The Corporate medical profession has evolved into a cult because it no longer allows qualified practitioners to publicly counter a now entrenched belief system based on the systemic lies of the Left. When brave people like Dr. Simone Gold speak up, they too are cancelled. Then, Dr. Gold was subsequently arrested and put in handcuffs after her front door was broken down by gun toting FBI agents because she gave a speech about Hydroxychloroquine to help save lives inside the Capitol on January 6. Heaven help us and our Nation if we follow their science. I don’t think they had this in mind when they had course names like “Political Science” in College.
Leftism has very successfully used Cult theory to indoctrinate the world and the management of America’s Corporations and Financial System. The Cult propaganda has been so effectively deployed, Herr Goebbels would be proud.
Back to Rush. Using a dose of Limbaugh’s optimism, I believe there is a way forward to strike a David vs Goliath blow to deal with the clear and present danger of Corporate America. It will be difficult to live off the “Fortune 500” grid, but it can be done with some sacrifice while helping small business survive in a world of $15 minimum wages.
My first “Cancel the Cancel” idea was to setup a website where sufficiently Woke companies are exposed based on irrefutable evidence provided by users similar to a Wiki update. Evidence could range from easily provable corporate policy statements supporting the idea of systemic racism to direct financing of Leftist organizations whose leaders do not believe in the Bill of Rights. Or, maybe even mandatory Corporate training in Systemic Racism or Critical Race theory (e.g. Coca Cola and Smith College). But after some thought, I felt this would be a nearly impossible task to manage and monitor properly over time.
So, based on the world we now face with an already entrenched Techno-Fascist-Healthocracy, I felt that going in reverse would be a more effective and proactive tactic. It will reflect this sad and simple fact of today’s America:
The majority of America’s major Corporations are already against American Values and the Bill of Rights.
In other words, most of Corporate America is already Woke or subservient to the Left. These bad actors can “afford” to be woke even while losing customers in the ever worsening Liden economic malaise as long as the Fed keeps buying their stock with leftover Trump monopoly money that enriches top management with performance based stock options. This cannot continue forever or hyperinflation will hit hard and fast. In the meantime the Woke leaders of Corporate America have seriously increased their net worth, albeit with worthless fiat dollars. But no matter. Being Woke is better than trying to do the hard work and actually run a company by increasing their customer base in order to be profitable and survive.
With that in mind, I have put together a Corporate Liberty Pledge that can be sent, initially, to local businesses in your area (those most likely to sign off) and then to every Fortune 500 Company in America for their approval. The pledge will affirm the most important of all Social Responsibility actions: Preserve and Defend their Customers Rights as enshrined in the US Constitution.
The Pledge will also serve as an all important Declaration of Independence from the Woke Leftists that run our mainstream media.
Here is the Corporate Liberty Pledge:
The XYZ Corporation affirms that the US Constitution is the basis of our form of government, designed by men not to empower themselves but to limit the power of governments and organizations that restricts the people’s inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
We affirm that our system of Government provides for the equal protection under the law for every American citizen to pursue these inalienable rights.
We affirm that it is the diversity of ideas that is the bedrock of our system of government and that by eliminating one idea over another ultimately destroys the tapestry holding America together.
We affirm that all people are entitled to basic Civil Rights regarding their employment, ability to travel freely and shall not be infringed without due process of the law.
Finally, we further affirm that Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Political Thought and the ability to engage in peaceful Civil Disobedience to address grievances with elected officials is enshrined in the US Constitution, and cannot be infringed.
We therefore pledge to do our part to engage our business in the most non-discriminatory manner possible with respect to all people, associates and organizations, regardless of their political or religious views or other legally protected Civil Rights that may exist.
Reality check. I suspect few will affirm this pledge initially. Many others will be told by their Legal Departments not to publicly state agreement with the Pledge, no matter how innocuous. It is for that reason that I want the pledge, in whatever final format it becomes, to have enough wiggle room to avoid legitimate conflicts yet make it clear as to corporate governance regarding the non-use of cancel culture.
No company should be supported that disagrees with or ignores the chance to affirm the Pledge. Companies that do not respond to the Pledge will be publically identified so We The People can make up our minds accordingly as to who to do business with. In other words, Fair Discrimination over Unfair Discrimination.
But those that do sign the Pledge will, I think, be handsomely rewarded by Millions of Americans when they do business with associates, vendors and customers in an apolitical fashion (as Corporations used to do without a second thought) that leaves our elected representatives to deal with the Nation’s never ending social, spending and tax issues.
This does not mean that a pledged company cannot lobby for their own financial interests (which many have forgotten should be their only primary interest) but they cannot marginalize people or refuse to do business with those whose political views differ with the CEO or Board of Directors. That should not be too hard to do.
As the list gets larger, and companies re-sign the Pledge on an annual basis until America returns to sanity, maybe a mutual fund (e.g. The Liberty Fund) can be arranged that only invests in companies that disavow canceling any individual or any organization because they are politically or religiously X or Y. Money always talks.
To this end we must then support every business that we can that is on the Corporate Liberty List.
Other equally important issues like a monopolistic Mainstream Media that creates and weaponizes Cancel and the Covid Hoax can also be dealt with but will take longer. Debriefing people so thoroughly brainwashed by the MSM with Covid terror when the latest news on Covid should be reducing, not increasing, their fears will be much more difficult. Debriefing people to negate use of masks in public spaces and alone in cars can be harder to accomplish than the brainwashing used to promote them.
Andrew Torba is the owner/manager of Gab. He has suggested that the way forward is to develop our own economies. This little effort I propose may be a part of that plan. If we don’t do it, this is the new economy we will be forced to live in.
“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
– Sir Winston Churchill, 1941
Many of us now must be feeling like the founders did when they fought for our future. Or, when a small island nation stood up nearly alone to the most powerful military in human history.
Unlike our founders, I think we still have a peaceful means to an end, although for the time being it seems hopeless. When you try, even if it seems nearly impossible to achieve success over the Cultish feelings of isolation and going it alone (when in fact you have Millions at your back), faith increases as optimism improves. You feel better just for the trying. And when one method fails, try another and don’t give in or give up. Maybe you can try something as well, and feel better just for the doing.
These are the surely the times that try men’s souls. Don’t be the Sunshine Patriot. We need you. We need each other. We need America to survive us.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Postscript. If anyone out there is more techy than me (which is hardly difficult) and can help put together a website supporting the New Corporate America, please feel free to PM me tr463rsb(AT)comcast.net.