The Contemporary Crisis

by John Cylc

January 12, 2020

With all due credit and respect to the inspirational American Patriot and writer Thomas Paine, these are once again the times that try men’s souls. The RINO Republican and the keyboard patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we inherited too easily, we have esteemed too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. Democrats, with an army of Leftists and Big Tech to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but to silence, suppress and oppress us in all cases whatsoever and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

America as we know it is quickly deteriorating. Freedoms are being whittled down. The media is now a mouthpiece for the state. The Constitution is becoming increasingly ignored and irrelevant. Frenzied leftists are demanding retribution merely for opposing political beliefs. Our government cannot bankrupt our country fast enough, though it is trying its best. Most congressmen have forgotten that they serve only with our consent, thinking that they are leaders, not representatives. Many of them have become beholden to corporations or, worse yet, foreign entities. Election integrity has been watered down with month long polling places, no toleration for proof of identity or citizenship, and poll watchers prohibited from voting centers or placed too far away to even matter. Even citizenship and entrance into our borders has been somehow deemed a right for those who violate our unenforced immigration laws.

Donald Trump tried to change these things. He called it “draining the swamp”. Tens of millions of people supported him, but his efforts were vilified by the very people who committed or supported these betrayals.

Hundreds of thousands turned out for a rally on January 6th to show support for our President and those in congress who promised to challenge the electoral votes. A small handful of people there went into the capitol and committed violence and vandalism. That act was then blamed on every Trump supporter and conservative everywhere.

Because of that event, there is currently a suppression of almost any conservative voice. Social media sites are purging many supporters of the President, along with others who are merely challenging the legitimacy of the election results. Parler, an alternative to Twitter, enjoyed massive growth in members until Amazon decided to stop allowing the conservative site’s use of their servers.

One of the loudest new tropes is the biased media is “violence is never the answer”. Now, I am not condoning or encouraging violence, but sometimes it is the answer.

Criminals are stopped with violence.

Terrorists are stopped with violence.

Nazi Germany was stopped with massive violence.

In spite of what the left says, our country was literally founded on violence. Many of our Founding Fathers or Revolutionary heroes would today be considered “domestic terrorists”, or to our oppressors in England, merely “terrorists”.

The tarring and feathering of the King’s tax collectors would be considered terrorism by today’s standards.

The Boston Tea Party would be considered terrorism by today’s standards.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord would be considered terrorism by today’s standards.

Americans look for ways to solve their problems. “Redress of grievances” is one of our First Amendment rights. However, if we are silenced and dismissed by the media, social media and our very own government, to whom can a citizen turn?

Suppression and oppression cannot be overcome in a legal way when there is no way to get our voices out.

Suppression and oppression cannot be overcome in a legal way when our representatives ignore the people.

Suppression and oppression cannot be overcome in a legal way when our government does not follow the very document that both grants and limits its power, the Constitution.

No sane person wants violence but removing all other opportunities of recourse is almost a sure way to get it. Suppression and oppression will invariably breed aggression.

It just may become 1775 again.

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