Recognizing that the United States is a failed state is important to moving forward with whatever future this landmass will have. Without marking every ratchet click or moment when some vital piece of what we were and were intended to be disappeared, there are a few tell-tale instances of betrayal, of vacancy of honor, of failure of character so massive it startled the world, not least, its own citizens. It was the moment when even the Americans, the proud and arrogant, knew they were just another smoking, socialist landfill. One such moment was the pandemic and their reactions to it, but none of that could have been effective without the mental conditioning of the Patriot Act.
Ummm, where to begin. Privacy. Its helps to maintain a privacy state of mind. Same goes for intrinsic things like freedom, liberty, including free speech. As an individual I just do it. I don't wait to see which way the herd is going. I'm not bragging. To me its all the individual, not a group, who must remain determined to stand and keep hold of what is right and true. If I'm seen standing maybe someone else will stand... and then someone else... and then another... and so on. If you get knocked down, get back up.
It must have been back in 2000 during the census when I received a package of multiple pages asking all sorts of personal questions. I only filled in the part asking how many people lived in the household and sent it in. That is all the information I was constitutionally obligated to provide. I received five personal visits at my home demanding I complete the entire package. I was told that it was "mandated" that I provide personal information. I replied that I gave the correct information mandated by the Constitution and that was all they were going to get. Several visits got a bit ugly, but I viewed what they wanted as overreach and an invasion of that thing called PRIVACY. I'm telling this story because I think its relevant. Its my belief that before there is any 'movement' against what we are face with it is incumbent on each of us as individuals to stand. One individual... 100 individuals... 82 million individuals!
One last thing. America is as much an idea as a reality. Its not dead nor defeated. But the United States is gone and it is never coming back as most of us remember it. Its over! Whenever I hear anyone say how we must "vote them out" and "retake our country" I know that that person just hasn't yet realized the truth of the matter. I am growing old. All I want is to be left the *F* alone to grow old with my wife of 49 years and see my kids and Grandkids grow and prosper. But I know I won't be left alone, and that causes me to go HOT.
To accomplish those prosecutions requires honest prosecutors which won't occur until we replace the governments that direct them. With the abuse to our finances and our liberties being heaped on us, patience is wearing thin. We're running out of baby food, and diesel fuel. That will pass off the truckers, and the suburban white women that voted old Joe into office last time. We have a chance to start setting things right the conventional way beginning November 8th. If that doesn't work, nobody will like what comes next. But assuming we are successful, everyone must indelibly remember that we can no longer be complacent and passive about supervising our government. We've now seen the worst of human nature which naturally produces the tyranny we now suffer. If we don't actively supervise that government at all levels, we deserve the inevitable pain.
Originally, I posited that TINVOWOOT. I stand corrected ... but ... I still maintain that the only path to redemption starts with oneself and advances incrementally, starting at the most local level. Get yourself right, then grt your family right. Them if -- God forbid -- you have a neighborhood association, get it right. And so on. I believe that TINVOWOOT still applies to the top down approach, but I accede to the position of getting right with God and then moving forward, one small step at a time, until we achieve critical mass.