Since our government is now telling us they are bombing Syria to save the children from an evil dictator, it seems like an appropriate time to go back and review one of the times in history when our own government killed children for no good reason. Bill Clinton is still alive. He can be prosecuted for war crimes. As the 40 Days for Truth come to a close, it’s clear that the promise of President Trump is an empty promise. He’s not going to bring about real change. His campaign promise of America First was a lie. He’s putting time, energy and millions of dollars into bombing another country for no good reason. Nothing has changed. Apparently he’s not going to arrest Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld or any of the other war criminals currently roaming free in the USA. Janet Reno is dead, so she’s presumedly already in Hell. At least she saved some taxpayer money on that one.
The government premise for the catastrophe at Waco on April 19, 1993, was seizing “illegal weapons”. We have a Second Amendment to the Constitution, so to begin with that was nonsense. Then to kill 82 people, including 25 children, in pursuit of this illegal siege was further ridiculousness. I don’t care what you think about Koresh or his beliefs. The government did not need to kill those innocent people.
What in the name of God is going on in the USA? I thought I had found some sane Patriots in our local pro-Trump group. But I was wrong. I thought they stood for something beyond just blindly following a man who claimed to be for Liberty, a.k.a. Donald Trump. When that man starts abandoning his America First promise, Patriots should abandon him as well. In our local group, only four people besides me are even questioning this bombing of Syria. So once again I’m virtually on my own. That’s fine. That’s how it’s been for decades.
Apparently most people have taken some kind a vaccination against truth. There are facts readily available to show that our government is completely corrupt and has been for decades. And yet few people seem to want to hold them accountable. In my smoke-filled room post, I pointed out how psychological studies show that only ten percent of people will raise a fuss in a smoke-filled room if everyone else is ignoring the obvious. The smoke currently filling our world is invisible, more like carbon monoxide then smoke from a wood fire. So apparently ten percent is too high of a number for an analogy of the current world situation. Even though the effects are obvious, the poisoning is still denied. Even though even a tiny amount of investigation will easily find the source of the carbon monoxide, we are still going to pretend that we live in a free country and that the US Constitution is still in effect. I’m just done. Let me know when people are interested in facing reality again. Meanwhile I suppose I have to let them continue in their dream. We don’t have a leader. We aren’t organized. We’re just a small sprinkling of people here and there who has somehow gotten out of The Matrix. I do know there are a few of you out there, so that does give me a tiny bit of comfort. God Help Us.
When the Ruby Ridge siege happened in the summer of 1992, I had just moved away from the Northwest United States. I had previously been living in Missoula, Montana, near the Idaho border. I had been to Idaho several times, mainly to visit the National Forests and the Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. I imagine that if I had still been living in Montana, I would have heard a lot more about the siege at Ruby Ridge while it was happening. As it was, I was living in Arkansas and not very in touch with the news. The family I was living with only turned on the antenna TV once a week when Star Trek: The Next Generation was airing new episodes. I vaguely remember hearing about Ruby Ridge, but I didn’t know the details until Backwoods Home magazine published an editorial about Ruby Ridge later that year. My aunt had given me a gift subscription to this new magazine, Backwoods Home. It was one of the best gifts anyone ever gave me, because my aunt understood me better than most people.
When I read the editorial, it explained how government agents had shot an unarmed woman holding a baby while standing in the doorway of her home. They had also shot a ten-year-old boy in the back while he was running away. All of this started from a sting operation carried out by a government agent selling Randy Weaver a sawed-off shotgun. Randy wasn’t even particularly interested in buying a sawed-off shotgun, but he believed that the government agent was an ordinary guy who really needed the money from the sale. Then Weaver refused to show up for his court dates for this ridiculous entrapment arrest.
I assumed things would change in America after I read this editorial. Americans wouldn’t stand for such outrageous abuse of power by the government, right? No, actually, they stood for that and more. The government did its’ part to quell any possible outrage or organized resistance to the atrocities committed by the US government at Ruby Ridge and Waco by carrying out the false flag against militias in Oklahoma City. This seemed to divert the general American public’s attention for a while.
I was living in 1992 with a family that was somewhat like Randy Weaver’s family, although they weren’t as well-equipped with firearms. They were into raising their own food and living off the land. I am glad I had this experience. At the time, I wanted to live that way myself. It started out as more of out of a concern for the environment. I followed environmental activism to its logical conclusion of making as little impact personally on the earth. Eventually I realized that this was a pointless endeavor for many reasons, the primary one being that one can make zero impact by being dead so one’s life should be dedicated to more than simply making no impact. Now I am willing to live the self-sufficient lifestyle and have made preparations to do so in the case of societal collapse. But I am certainly not going to do so out of some environmental concern, when so-called prominent environmentalists live extravagant lifestyles in multi-million dollar mansions. It became clear to me that most of the environmental leaders were charlatans.
Jess Walter’s book Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family was a decent explanation of what happened at Ruby Ridge. It presented Randy Weaver in a more realistic light, neither as totally a hero nor as a villain or kook. The government not only created the Ruby Ridge situation through entrapment, it clearly over-reacted and outright murdered and child and his mother. There was no reason for this situation to escalate to the point that it did. Walter’s book does explain to some extent the government viewpoint that led to this ridiculous stance of thinking they had to win at all costs against this American family.
Today I am linking to my review on Audible.com of Matthew Bracken’s third book in his Enemies trilogy: Foreign Enemies and Traitors: The Greater Depression and Civil War 2. These three books were over 60 great hours of listening. I hope to get print editions of these books and read them, perhaps over the summer. Audible books are great, but sometimes details can be missed and I prefer reading print versions overall. I don’t have much time to read print books right now, since I am working, homeschooling my children, and taking two graduate classes. It should get better after I get my Masters degree at the end of April.
The second book of Matt Bracken’s Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy is called Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista. This is probably the darkest book of the trilogy, similar to The Empire Strikes Back in the Star Wars trilogy. Things look very bleak for our heroine Ranya, especially at the beginning.
I used to be more worried or paranoid about speaking plainly about my experience, partly because I used to be a public school teacher. I know that government workers are routinely punished, either blatantly or subtly, for exercising free speech. I currently work only part time and for a private company, because my husband is the main breadwinner. It is always in my mind that I might need to go back to work full-time at some point. However, my risk is small compared to many people’s, and I don’t feel it is even relevant anymore. If our country goes down the tubes, who cares if I can get a job or not? Last summer I stayed in a tent with my five children for several nights. It was difficult, but certainly not impossible. There are other ways to survive if our current way of life becomes impossible for whatever reason. So certainly I can put my teaching career on the line if necessary. Too many people are afraid to speak out these days.
This book in the trilogy is most focused on the invasion from the Southwest, specifically from Mexico. We have many Mexican illegal aliens here in Michigan, because of the fruit picking opportunities. As homeschoolers, our church required my children to be in the CCD class to receive first communion. Besides my three children that were enrolled in CCD, there is only one other white girl in all of the classes K-8. Many of the children have problems with English as well, and the parents often do not speak English at all. For my one son, this turned out well, as he ended up answering all the questions since he was the only one able to answer them. This did a lot for his confidence. This gave them the experience of being the minority, which will be the reality in their future unless trends change in America. We are transferring to another church now, for reasons I believe I outlined in another blog post. However, many of these ideas expressed in Bracken’s book I have experienced firsthand, not only at this church which is gradually being taken over by Hispanics, but also when I used to teach at the Muslim school.
There were only two white children in the whole school: My daughter and one other teacher’s daughter. I would often visit my daughter during her lunch hour, because I taught in the high school and she was a first grader. During Ramadan, she was the only child in the whole lunch room who was eating lunch. The other children were all just sitting there but not eating because of the “fast”. I put fast in quotation marks because they only didn’t eat during the daylight hours. Several students told me how they would pig out during their before dawn breakfast, and they were way too full to eat during the day anyway. But perhaps some Muslims do take this fast seriously, just not my students.
I know racism is real, because I experienced it as a white teacher at the school from the Muslim students and parents. It is subtle, as many black people try to explain to us. For example the parents would cut in front of me in line at a potluck as if I wasn’t even there. Little things like that may seem small, but would solidify my status as a non-person. I will try to make another post with more details about the pro-suicide-bombing comments, the anti-American comments, the trying to learn how to make a nuclear bomb comments, the pro-bin-Laden comments, the “boys” from Yemen with beards who the other students told me were using false names, and so on. I heard so many things there. I can’t even get into them now, but I would like to record them at some point.
We need to stop all immigration to the USA until we get our situation under control. We can’t even take care of the people that live here already. It just needs to stop, period.
Here’s the link to my review of Bracken’s second book in the trilogy:
I just finished listening to the third audiobook of Matt Bracken’s Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy. It is so important for people to listen to or read this trilogy. Many of the events in the book are clearly out of the Obama years, and it may have played out more horribly if Hillary had won. However, now that we are actually coming to terms with the legacy that the traitor communist Obama left, it is even more important to read these books. To give yourself more ammunition to stand firm against those who don’t understand why we have to hold the line against the foreign invasion taking place under the guise of illegal immigration and “refugees”, read this book. You will see our future if we do not take the proper steps of precaution now. Here is the link to my review:
In 1976 we moved from the rural Upper Peninsula town of Gladstone, Michigan to Grand Blanc, a fancy suburb of Flint. Not long after we moved, my brother Erik was carrying his BB gun around our subdivision. One of the neighbors called the police, and the police responded. Carrying around your BB gun would be a normal activity in the Upper Peninsula, so it was a harsh introduction to suburban life. Flash forward to when we moved to Vicksburg, Michigan, and in 1983 Erik was tied to a car by a local bully and dragged to his death. If only Erik had felt comfortable carrying his rifle to the party he attended, the bully would not have messed with him, and no violence would have occurred. Bullies like my brother’s killer love it when people are disarmed.
Yesterday my children and I went to a very peaceful and civilized pro-America march in Grand Rapids. Even though similar rallies have been interrupted and ruined by anti-free speech bullies and violent attacks by angry mobs shouting meaningless slogans, at this one order prevailed, largely due to the presence of the MLM Michigan Liberty Militia. I rarely discuss politics of any kind on Facebook anymore. Part of the reason is that my whole motivation for originally using Facebook was to raise awareness for the cause of Justice For Erik Cross. I am fully aware that not everyone who supports that cause would agree with me in other areas. However, the situation in our country has gotten so out of hand, that I do not think I can continue to remain silent. If that means some people won’t support Justice For Erik anymore, then so be it. Since Kalamazoo County still hasn’t arrested anyone and since I get closer and closer each day to just leaving Facebook all together, I might as well speak freely.
Largely due to this:
…the Grand Rapids rally was this:
…instead of this, like in Berkeley yesterday, where an elderly man in a Make America Great Again hat was pepper-sprayed by violent thugs among many other attacks by the anti-liberty crusaders:
I’ve already witnessed what happens when police are given stand-down orders during a riot. I personally witnessed it while walking to the computer lab as a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1989. I watched student rioters smash store windows, flip over cars, and swing from traffic lights, while the police did nothing. The police stood in a line over against the wall of a building and did absolutely nothing. I am sure the police were following orders. As our experience in Erik’s unprosecuted murder has shown, the police may want to protect you; but the endless bureaucracy and politically correct red tape of the government agencies might prevent them from doing so.
I did not vote for President Trump. After the election I decided to support him, in the hopes that his presidency would be the first step toward restoring our Constitutional Republic. Yesterday I heard the angry “No KKK” chanters faintly in the distance as we were leaving our peaceful assembly to go to the parking garage. Fortunately my children did not have to hear their hatred. The opposition gathered in a different location and expressed their speech in a much different way than the civilized gathering that my children and I attended. This contrast between that venomous shouting and the veteran we had just heard talk about his experience as a soldier, the young millennial man named Benjamin who thoughtfully explained his decision to support Donald Trump, the prayers, the songs, the Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance, the proud display of many flags, all made me very glad I had exposed my children to the rally we chose and made me glad that I have decided to support the United States of America and President Trump, even though I did not vote for him. The opposition is also free to express their speech, but they are not free to attack others. One of the leaders of the Grand Rapids March For Trump, Audra Lemons, said this today:
“ First, I want to say, I’m sorry to anyone who felt uncomfortable that the militia was there. I want you guys to know, these guys where necessary. BECAUSE of them, our group was SAVED from a situation that could have been EXTREMELY bad. A group of 12, new black panther party, members, where stopped from entering the Calder Plaza yesterday, NOT by the GRPD, but by these men.The GRPD, did ASSIST in getting them to leave, but I want to make it CLEAR, it was the Militia that stopped the situation in the first place. I ask, that we look beyond the labels that have been wrongfully placed on the militia, and see the ACTUAL good they have, and will continue doing.”
I would love to live in a world where firearms are unnecessary. Those of you who have known me for a long time know that I used to be what people would term a “hippie”. When my dad and Erik would go hunting, my dad would jokingly say to me “We’re going to murder small animals,” because I was becoming a vegetarian. I was Politically Correct before PC existed, but my dad was having none of that nonsense. It wasn’t until I became more educated in American and World History that I began to understand the purpose of the Second Amendment. Evil tyrants exist. If they succeed in disarming the American people, then they will be free to implement whatever agenda they wish, just as they did in disarmed Stalinist Russia and disarmed Nazi Germany. Violent crime is more prevalent in areas where law-abiding citizens can’t easily own and carry firearms. If you don’t understand that statement, then get back to me after you have thoroughly researched the issues and can present a reasoned argument using facts. I have come to understand in recent weeks that using dialectic with people who insist on sticking to rhetoric is useless. Therefore I don’t intend to waste any more time doing it.
Erik owned and used firearms. After he was murdered and the media was getting pictures of him from my parents, the authorities told my mom not to use any of the ones of Erik with his guns. They must have thought that he would be more sympathetic as a victim if he was unarmed. No, Erik WAS a victim because he was unarmed.
–Mrs. Congeniality, Michigan, USA, 3/5/17, Fifth Day of Lent