“The Next American Civil War”
By J.D. Longstreet Monday, December 24, 2012
Canada Free Press
PS. The quote below says it all. And, the article is definitely worth your time.
“Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among
the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by
eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people,
and making them incapable of decisive action…” … Aristotle
You’d think ole “Ari” might have been peering through some sort of cosmic window
into modern day America some 2300 years ago with comments such as those
There’s another way to look at it, as well. One can grudgingly
admit that the Greeks, of 2300 years ago, were smarter than modern Americans. In
my estimation—you’d be
right. So, I tend to go with the latter
See, America is building a head of steam preparing to go to
war with itself a second time at this very moment. This is not unusual—not in
America. We have already had two revolutions. You may recall the American
Revolution against Great Britain and the second—the War for Southern
Independence, often erroneously referred to as the American Civil War, or the
War Between the States.
Tensions are running high all across the country
as citizens are rushing to arm themselves with the closest thing resembling
combat weaponry they can possibly find. Ammunition of all calibers is
disappearing from the shelves of gun shops and back orders at the manufacturing
plants are piled high.
Americans are preparing to dig-in. In other words
they are preparing for a fight. They are preparing for the day when the words
run out, as they surely will. They will then have no other alternative than
to turn—as their forefathers have done since the country was founded—to
Look. Nobody really knows how many guns are in the hands of
private citizens in America. Many have multiple weapons. A few are even
registered, but, my guess is—the vast majority are not registered anywhere for
exactly the reason Americans feel they are being driven, herded, as it were, to
armed resistance. Of the weapons known to be in the hands of private civilian
Americans there are enough, according to some reports, to arm every man woman
and child in America today—well over three hundred million.
lot of guns, but not nearly as many as there will be in 2013. Manufacturers are
finding it impossible to keep up with demand for their guns.
The old expression: “Fools rush in” is as apropos a word, or phrase, as I can
conjure to describe the actions of the so-called “gun grabbers” in America
in recent days. Their propagandists and boosters in the press and the
Mainstream Media added to the mental light weights already liberally salted
throughout the US Congress and White House who are mindlessly fanning the flames
of a conflagration that threatens to consume the country in another American war
over the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution—including the Bill of
Rights. These are rights sacred to Americans. These are the rights for which
they have been willing to valiantly lay down their lives to protect since the
birth of the nation. They are no less ready to put their lives on the line once
again. I do not think our current “masters” fully understand
Look. Those who would disarm America seem oblivious to the buzz saw
into which they are mindlessly running. Their naiveté is monumental, off the
scale. When describing weapons they want banned, their description of such
weapons makes it clear they haven’t the foggiest notion what they are talking
It is also clear they are operating from pure emotion with no reason
mixed in. They often describe weapons they want banned. They don’t seem to
know that those weapons have already been banned since the 1930s in America.
They use the term “assault weapon” when there is actually no such weapon,
only a political term to describe a weapon that is, well, scary
In their ignorance, they cannot grasp that even if a gun ban
were successful, a black market in guns and ammunition will spring up, almost
overnight, and will make Prohibition resemble a Sunday school picnic. Gun owners
and those familiar with guns know, already, that guns are fairly simple to make,
many with off the shelf, readily available, parts.
The very first firefight between government agents and American private citizens will be the
ignition point of an all consuming maelstrom that will inundate the nation and
render null and void any chance that America might reconstitute itself into
its former image afterwards.
To the folks on the left, the gun grabbers,
if there is any doubt in your minds that Americans will defend their
constitutional rights to the death, simply drive across the Lincoln Bridge and
take a long look at row after row of white grave markers at Arlington National
Cemetery. As you gaze upon that place of honor, remember, we are the sons,
grandsons, and great-grand sons of the men lying there. We are no less inspired
than they to defend the constitution against all enemies—domestic and foreign.
For those of you who purportedly serve the public in your position
within the Congress, understand that we are taking careful note of your
maneuvering to deny us our constitutional rights and we will be working
tirelessly to see that your political career is ended when next you stand for
election. That is a promise.
The idiots in the Mainstream Media still do not understand that
freedom of the press , freedom of speech, is only viable
so long as the right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second
Amendment. The job of the press is inextricably linked to the armed citizen. If
the armed American goes, so does the independent, non-state-controlled press.
Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, will disappear.
It is such a simple thing—when thought through. But that’s the problem. They aren’t
thinking. They are reacting out of raw emotion—certainly NOT reason. It is
their handlers, however, who ARE reasoning. They reason, and rightfully so, that
they cannot accomplish their agenda as long as the American citizen is armed.
And so the useful idiots of the Mainstream Media are trotted out to happily make
fools of themselves in service to the political left, which will grind them into
so much dust once their goals are realized.
It is such idiocy as this that brings men to grapple at each other’s
And here we are again, preparing to do battle with each other, brother against brother, over an
issue that was settled two and a half centuries ago.
At first glance it appears to be lunacy of the highest order—and yet—here we are on the cusp of
violence to defend something the political left, an authoritarian cabal itself,
cannot abide, AT ALL: personal freedom, individual freedom.
Remember that Aristotle said: “Tyrants preserve themselves by … by eliminating men of
spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them
incapable of decisive action… .” Could this be why over a dozen of the
US’s highest military officers have been hounded from service in recent
months? Is it why this financial crises has dragged on and on … to keep us
humble and incapable of decisive action?
And now they intend to disarm us.
Look. There is so much pent-up anger in America today that if
this argument over gun control ever gets beyond the talking stage it is
reasonable to believe there will be violence on a scale not seen since the
1860’s in this country.
I would ask the political left if they understand that this is only a temporary argument over gun control? Do they
understand it will quickly become an argument over whether or not the country
continues to exist as a single fifty state entity or breaks up into separate
countries? I don’t think they do. Indeed, I don’t think most Americans
understand that once this fight begins, in earnest, there will be no turning
back and when it is ended—there will be no going back, either.
I don’t want a war in my homeland, either. But, dear reader, THIS is exactly how
QUESTIONS THAT HAUNT ME!
If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or
Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated
instead of just murdered?
Why do you have to ‘put your two cents in’… But it’s only a ‘penny for your
thoughts’? Where’s that extra penny going to?
Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good
idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’ when babies wake up like
every two hours?
If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to
look at things on the ground?
Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
They’re going to see you naked anyway…
Why is ‘bra’ singular and ‘panties’ plural?
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp,
which no decent human being would eat?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?
If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why
can’t he fix a hole in a boat?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what
is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere, but call it a
hemorrhoid when it’s in your butt?
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but
when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
Why, Why, Why
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are
Why do banks charge a fee on ‘insufficient funds’ when they know there is not
Why does someonebelieve you when you say there are four billion stars,
when you say the paint is wet?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a
revolver at him?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an ‘S’ in the word ‘lisp’?
If people evolved from apes,
Why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always
Is there ever a day that mattresses
Are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something
new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum
cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the
vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart
then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, ‘It’s all right?’ Well, it isn’t
all right, so why don’t we say, ‘That really hurt, why don’t you watch where
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the
table you always manage to knock something else over?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we
complained about the heat?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
And my FAVORITE………
The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons
are suffering from some sort of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s you.
Today is the 45th Anniversary of the start of the Tet Offensive. We would like to pay special tribute today to our Vietnam veterans, those still with us and those who died fighting for our nation. Thank you for your service.
- We remember: The Tet Offensive (thesoulfulveteran.wordpress.com)
- Vietnam warriors recall the Tet Offensive at Abilene reunion (reporternews.com)
- This week marks turning point in Vietnam War (utsandiego.com)
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01/22/2013 09:40 AM CST
The United States, South Vietnam, Viet Cong, and North Vietnam formally sign "An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam" in Paris. Due to South Vietnam’s unwillingness to recognize the Viet Cong’s Provisional Revolutionary Government, all references to it were confined to a two-party version of the document signed by North Vietnam and the United States—the South Vietnamese were presented with a separate document that did not make reference to the Viet Cong government. This was part of Saigon’s long-time refusal to recognize the Viet Cong as a legitimate participant in the discussions to end the war.
The settlement included a cease-fire throughout Vietnam. It addition, the United States agreed to the withdrawal of all U.S. troops and advisors (totaling about 23,700) and the dismantling of all U.S. bases within 60 days. In return, the North Vietnamese agreed to release all U.S. and other prisoners of war.
Both sides agreed to the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Laos and Cambodia and the prohibition of bases in and troop movements through these countries. It was agreed that the DMZ at the 17th Parallel would remain a provisional dividing line, with eventual reunification of the country "through peaceful means." An international control commission would be established made up of Canadians, Hungarians, Poles, and Indonesians, with 1,160 inspectors to supervise the agreement. According to the agreement, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu would continue in office pending elections. Agreeing to "the South Vietnamese People’s right to self-determination," the North Vietnamese said they would not initiate military movement across the DMZ and that there would be no use of force to reunify the country.
Footnote: The last U.S. serviceman to die in combat in Vietnam, Lt. Col. William B. Nolde, was killed by an artillery shell at An Loc, 60 miles northwest of Saigon, only 11 hours before the truce went into effect.
On 1/27/2013 at 2PM, a ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam Peace Accords will occur. The Veterans Task Force of Northwest Florida will be setting in place a “Memorial Plaque” at “Oaks by the Bay Park”, located in St Andrews. The plaque will honor all the men and women who so proudly served our nation during the Vietnam conflict.
Everyone, along with many Veterans organizations, have been invited to take part in this ceremony. Placement of the plaque is in honor of the many Veterans who did not receive the recognition, honor, and respect that they so deserved after proudly serving their country during this period. For those that wish to participate please be in place at the park no later than 1:45 PM.
” Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today.
As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer Was I WORTH DYING FOR?” [Eleanor Roosevelt]