Monday, September 5, 2011

A LINE IN THE SAND...

So when does 'enough' become 'too much'?
How do you define the causus belli? What will be the signal? When will the blood flow?
It's not a rhetorical question.
I have to ask because the feeling is almost palpable. If you have an ear to the ground, you've heard the rumblings. What will bring down the storm? Will it be a union thug like Hoffa? Will it be flash mobs of the entitlement tribe?
People are waking up and they're waking up angry.
People have seen their Republic hijacked, its citizens hung out to dry. 
Bank frauds are rampant and seemingly untouchable, operating behind a wall of secrecy. Major corporations are forced into bankruptcy, nationalized, and sold to foreign nationals. 
Warrant-less wiretaps are now commonplace. Unlawful search and seizure is the rule of the day. The National Security Agency is spying on our own citizens. The TSA mindlessly gropes children and the elderly.



When will we draw a line in the sand?
"This far and NO FARTHER!"

Inevitably, some son-of-a-bitch will cross that line. Some jackbooted bully who forgot his oath will test those of us who remember ours. It won't be pretty, it won't be a fair fight and it will do nothing but put the match to the touch hole.
You see, I have a vivid imagination, but I like to think its grounded in my own experience and intuition. I leaven that with lessons from history. I have some limited deductive reasoning and friends in low places. That being said, I can't tell the future, read tea leaves or channel former presidents. What I can see is a time of violent national strife; a political, financial and social upheaval many times worse than the late Northern War of Aggression*.
It doesn't take a psychic to see that. 
It might take a psychic to see when.
*watch for my novel "Touched With Fire" coming to LULU press.

"Because we've always done it that way."

I hate that phrase. It's the worst possible excuse for making the same mistake over and over. I heard it a lot when I worked in the manufacturing industry. While trying to make the best of machinery, manpower, methods and material, I would hear that damnable phrase. 
People are resistant to change. They don't like a hiccup in their routine. Its comforting and familiar, sort of like the litany at mass.
Now it shows up in the House of representative as a rebuff to junior representatives.
It's obstructionist to refuse to compromise. If you stand on you principles, you won't get anything done.
 Bullshit.
The go-along-to-get-along RINOs and Barack Hussein Obama can shoulder the blame for putting us where we are. The last thing we need is more mutual backscratching from the liberals and the weak sister Republicans. Why do the Republicans feel they must compromise and trade with the "fundamental reformation" of our once-proud nation?
I tell you there IS NO NEED to compromise. Putting our collective feet down is easy. Its even assisted by gravity, people! We showed our dissatisfaction with the House of representatives in 2010. It was as easy as voting. We didn't vote the establishment line. We didn't go along to get along. We played by our own rules.
There is no reason or excuse to continue to 'deal' with the progressives. Call us obstructionists, but call us long distance. The days of smoke-filled back room deals are over. True transparency will "fundamentally transform" some on capitol hill from from shady representatives to inmates at a federal prison. So be it. The push for true transparency means we can see right through the smoke and mirrors of legislative obfuscation and double-dealing. No more compromise. "Because we've always done it that way" is the worst possible excuse to keep doing something wrong.
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