01/17/11

THE TIME HAS COME

By: Wayne Leeper
A Land Called America

In 1775 there were three types of colonist: Patriots, Tories and the indifferent. Each category represented approximately one-third of the population.

The Tories were those who supported King George III and British rule of the colonies. They were comprised primarily of government officials and those who supported them. During the war for independence, they either returned to England or sided with the British against the Patriots. Many became spies for the British. Their objective was to keep the Patriots from gaining independence. Should the Patriots be successful, the Tories would lose their elite status and lucrative positions with the British government who ruled the colonies.

The Patriots were those who fought and won the war for independence. They authored the Declaration of Independence and pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in defense of it. The British immediately placed a price on the head of the leaders of the “rebellion” and sought to capture and imprison or kill them. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were declared to be enemies of the state. They are referred to as our Founding Fathers.

Patrick Henry summed up the position of the Patriots when he said:

“We have petitioned – we have remonstrated – we have supplicated – we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, we may indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free – if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending – if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon, until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained – we must fight! – I repeat, sir, we must fight!… Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we are base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged. Their clanking may heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable – and let it come! I repeat, sir, let it come!”

George Washington summed up Henry’s eloquent words with one simple statement:

“Americans will die on their feet, before they will live on their knees.”

There is a scene in the movie shown today at the visitors center at colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. A Patriot is talking to a friend who is a Tory. The Tory says, “I am sailing on the next ship for England. I’m going home John, what about you?” The Patriot replies, “I am home.” This is our land, the land of our fathers, the land which has been bought and paid for with the blood of thousands of Patriots. It is our home and will be the home of our children and grandchildren for generations to come. What kind of land will it be?

Our founders had three options; the soap box, the jury box and the cartridge box. They tried the first, were rejected by the second and were forced to resort to the third. They have left for us a fourth option; the ballot box. Our choice is clear. Our duty is plain. Our course is obvious. If our nation is to survive, we must rid ourselves of all in Washington, both Republican and Democrat, who would destroy our Constitution, deny our God and take away our freedoms, and replace them with men and women who will protect and preserve the attributes which have made our nation great.

Today we stand in the shoes of our Founding Fathers. The winds blowing from Washington smell of evil, corruption and tyranny. We, like them, are faced with a government seeking to take away our cherished freedoms and God-given rights. We, like them, have little representation in the halls of government. The hallowed halls of congress, once walked by statesmen dedicated to serving the interests of the people, are now mainly occupied by power hungry politicians who only hear the voices of the special interests who purchase them. No longer listening to the will of the people, they walk in lockstep with congressional leaders to do the bidding of Obama, their great proponent of socialism.

Today, there are once again three types of Americans: the Elite, the Patriots and the indifferent. Just as with our Founding Fathers, each group represents about one-third of the population.

The Elite are basically those entrenched in government jobs. They support big government and big government programs from which they will personally benefit. They are both Republicans and Democrats. With a few exceptions, the letter behind their name means little. Their only desire is power over the rest of Americans. In addition to government, they can be found in the mainstream media and Hollywood. They are best referred to as progressives (liberals) and believe America must be changed from the America of our founders to the America they envision. They are led by their great proponent of socialism, Barack Obama. Support of this group is also found among proponents of the Gay agenda, amnesty, big unions and those who would destroy Christianity and the traditional family. Their primary objective is to keep the Patriots from gaining control of government.

Today’s Patriots are basically Constitutional conservatives, members of the Tea Party and those sympathetic to their cause. They are primarily interested in reducing the size of government, reigning in out-of-control spending and lowering taxes. They have arisen as a result of the socialist policies espoused by the Elite. They are not by any means an organized, top down, driven movement as has been claimed. To the contrary, most are unpaid volunteers who think the country is heading in the wrong direction and are fearful for the lives their children and grandchildren will be forced to lead. Like the Founding Fathers, they possess a great love of country, love of freedom, love of God and love of family. They are no longer willing to remain silent. They have been ridiculed and laughed at by the Elite. However, after November 2, 2010, the Elite are no longer laughing. Instead, they have put the Patriots in the crosshairs of big government and the liberal left. If the Patriots should win, the Elite will lose their favored positions in government, along with their outlandish fringe benefits.

Those of us who consider ourselves to be a part of this great grass roots movement, have a huge fight ahead of us for the heart and soul of America. For the sake of our children and grandchildren, it is a fight we must not lose, a fight we cannot lose and with God’s help, a fight we will not lose. From the day the first pilgrim set foot on these shores, America has been a nation protected by the providential hand of God. That protection has been recognized and cherished by those whose lives have written the history of America. Every monument, every writing, every speech of our Founding fathers, echoes this nation’s reverence toward God. Our reverence for God and our love of freedom cannot be separated. It is impossible to view the history of America and the freedom we enjoy without acknowledging the providential care of God. This is the bedrock upon which this nation was built. Therefore, our choice is clear. Our duty is plain. Our course is obvious. If our nation is to survive, we must rid ourselves of all in Washington, both Republican and Democrat, who would destroy our Constitution, deny our God and take away our freedoms; replacing them with men and women who will protect and preserve the attributes which have made our nation great.

We can no longer allow the Elite to solicit our money, select our candidates and instruct us in voting. There are very few entrenched Republicans or Democrats who respect either the Constitution or the will of the people. They seek only to replicate themselves. For that reason, they must be replaced in 2012. In 1937, Supreme Court justice George Sutherland made the profound and prophetic statement:

“The saddest epitaph, which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty, is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time”

Yes, the time has come. As Ronald Reagan said:

“We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.”

Money is considered to be the mother’s milk of politics and for good reason. Money buys the advertising and name recognition necessary to be elected. Although Patriots may contribute millions, much of the money never reaches the candidates for which it was intended. It is siphoned off to cover operating costs of organizations claiming to support a particular candidate or agenda. We patriots must not allow our money to be wasted in these ways. A few rules of engagement can put an end to business as usual in the election process:

1. Choose our own candidates. There is no use for Congressional campaign committees. These “committees” only serve to perpetuate themselves. They want to choose the candidates then instruct us how to vote. They will give any money they receive to the candidates of their choice, not ours. The only money they have is that contributed by the people. Dry up their source of their funds and we eliminate their influence and effectiveness.

2. Send our money directly to the candidates of our choice. There is no reason to pay the expenses of various groups claiming to represent us in the electoral process. This includes Tea Party groups with large operating expenses. One Tea Party leader, who has gained national attention, made the statement, “I can make a million dollars off this movement.” There is no place for such individuals and organizations in a grass roots movement.

3. Ignore the recommendations of the main stream media. They have their own agenda. They will often build up and recommend the opponent they consider the easiest to defeat. They cannot be trusted and their influence in elections must be ignored. Listen only to the candidate and check out his or her background and/or voting record. If they pass Constitutional and conservative muster, then support them with money and volunteer efforts. Then let them know that “We the People” will be watching.

4. Vote. The key to every election is turnout. Only about 60% of the nation will exercise their right to vote. If 100% of the Patriots show up at the polling places we can remove the garbage and restore our nation. It is not enough to just claim the title of Patriot. We must walk the walk as well.

Like our founders, we must pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to the preservation of our freedom. They lit the Torch of Liberty and passed it through the generations to us. Today we carry that torch. We must not allow it to be extinguished, or the liberty it represents to be forfeited.

“Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson

Yes Patriots, the time has come.

Wayne Leeper
www.alandcalledamerica.com

01/17/11

Mark Rudd Repents Army Targeted Bombs – Now Supports Peaceful Destruction of the Military

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Mark Rudd

Mark Rudd is a former leader of the terrorist Weather Underground in which he worked closely with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn.

In a recent Washington Post commentary on the Arizona killings, Mark Rudd admits he was complicit in the planned bombing of an NCO’s dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey in 1970 – an act that if it had succeeded, may have killed many young soldiers and their dates.

In 1970, when I was 22 years old – the same age as Jared Loughner – I was a founder of the Weather Underground, an offshoot of the antiwar group Students for a Democratic Society. That spring, a small contingent of the Weathermen, as we were known, planned to plant three pipe bombs at a non-commissioned officers’ dance at Fort Dix, N.J. Our intention was to remind our fellow Americans that our country was dropping napalm and other explosives on Vietnam, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians. I wasn’t among the bomb makers, but I knew what was in the offing, and to my eternal shame, I didn’t try to stop it.

I considered myself an agent of necessity in a political revolution. I’m not sure if Loughner, who seems to suffer from mental illness, can be considered an agent of anything. But I’m sure that if, as alleged, he pulled the trigger, he had convinced himself that he was doing what needed to be done.

At his age, I had thought myself into a similar corner. My willingness to endorse and engage in violence had something to do with an exaggerated sense of my own importance. I wanted to prove myself as a man – a motive exploited by all armies and terrorist groups. I wanted to be a true revolutionary like my guerrilla hero, Ernesto “Che” Guevara. I wanted the chant we used at demonstrations defending the Black Panthers to be more than just words: “The revolution has come/Time to pick up the gun!”

On March 6, 1970, the Weather Underground’s bombs, assembled in a New York townhouse, exploded prematurely. Ted Gold, Diana Oughton and Terry Robbins – three brilliant and passionate young people who had decided that they must become terrorists – were killed. Only by their deaths was the greater tragedy we were plotting avoided. Emotionally shattered, I dropped out of the Weather Underground but remained a fugitive until 1977.

After I turned myself in, I spent the next 25 years trying to figure out why I had made so many disastrous decisions as a young man. One of my conclusions was to pursue only nonviolent action – righteous action still, but without anger or brutality.

The key phrase here is “righteous action still.” Mark Rudd still believes that revolution is still right, but that violence (at the wrong time) is counterproductive.

In 2006-2008, Mark Rudd was a leader of the Movement for a Democratic Society, a new network originally formed to support a modern version of the S.D.S.

MDS board 2007, Mark Rudd far left, Jeff Jones, second from right.

Working with Rudd in M.D.S. were his old Weatherman pals Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Jeff Jones, as well as a whole bunch of Marxists from Democratic Socialists of America, Communist Party USA and Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

In 2008, three M.D.S. board members, Tom Hayden, Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill Fletcher, Jr., went on to found a new organization: Progressives for Obama – which Mark Rudd endorsed.

Rudd saw in Obama, as did his friends Ayers, Dohrn and Jones, a new vehicle for the revolution. A revolution that they could do with stealth and sweet words what they had failed to accomplish with riots and bombs.

In a November 2008 letter to the radical Rag Blog, November 27, 2008, Rudd revealed the revolutionary end game – the consolidation of power, to the point that stealth socialists could begin to dismantle the number one block to world revolution – the U.S. military.

Obama is a very strategic thinker. He knew precisely what it would take to get elected and didn’t blow it…But he also knew that what he said had to basically play to the center to not be run over by the press, the Republicans, scare centrists and cross-over voters away. He made it.

So he has a narrow mandate for change, without any direction specified. What he’s doing now is moving on the most popular issues — the environment, health care, and the economy. He’ll be progressive on the environment because that has broad popular support; health care will be extended to children, then made universal, but the medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance corporations will stay in place…the economic agenda will stress stimulation from the bottom sometimes and handouts to the top at other times. It will be pragmatic… On foreign policy and the wars and the use of the military there will be no change at all. That’s what keeping Gates at the Pentagon and Clinton at State and not prosecuting the torturers is saying.

And never, never threaten the military budget. That will unite a huge majority of congress against him.

And I agree with this strategy. Anything else will court sure defeat. Move on the stuff you can to a small but significant extent, gain support and confidence. Leave the military alone because they’re way too powerful. For now, until enough momentum is raised. By the second or third year of this recession, when stimulus is needed at the bottom, people may begin to discuss cutting the military budget if security is being increased through diplomacy and application of nascent international law.

Obama plays basketball. I’m not much of an athlete, barely know the game, but one thing I do know is that you have to be able to look like you’re doing one thing but do another. That’s why all these conservative appointments are important: the strategy is feint to the right, move left. Any other strategy invites sure defeat. It would be stupid to do otherwise in this environment.

Our job now is to organize both inside and outside the Demo party. There’s already a big battle in the Demo party at every level. Here in the New Mexico State Legislature, the progressives are challenging the conservative Dems for leadership; the same is true in Congress. If you can’t stand to work in the party, work on putting mass pressure on issues such as healthcare and jobs and the war from outside.

A young Mark Rudd visited Cuba for four weeks in 1968.

According to Rudd’s own website:

Mark met young Cubans in positions of responsibility such as running schools and farms and medical institutions who were fired up with revolutionary enthusiasm: they were remaking society along non-capitalist lines, creating socialism! Meeting with Vietnamese delegates in Cuba, he learned about the nature of the resistance to American aggression, that these people believed they would inevitably drive the Americans from their country, no matter how long it took. As if to prove their point, the Tet Offensive was raging at the time in Vietnam, giving the lie to the American military’s claims that they were winning the war. His group was told by a Vietnamese diplomat in Havana, “The American people will eventually tire of the war and the troops will have to be withdrawn.”

According to the F.B.I., Mark Rudd’s trip to Cuba also involved training in camps set up by Soviet K.G.B.’s Colonel Vadim Kotchergine.

Mark Rudd was at that time part of an international movement, dedicated to the victory of communist forces over the United States of America. There is no evidence that Rudd has ever wavered from that goal.

Now, in the third year of recession, we have peace marchers in the streets demanding cuts in military spending, in order to maintain social spending.

The U.S. has a president in the White House happy to negotiate nuclear deals with Moscow, that put the Russians at a big advantage.

Is this all coincidence, or is Mark Rudd a small part of a plan that was hatched many years ago in Moscow and Havana?