Liberty II post grew longer than it needed to be, and actually covered two separate thoughts.
So, I’ve decided to answer some of the points raised in Comments of that thread here as II(a) – sorry for the clumsy deployment.
AP, I know you often take the position of Devil’s Advocate, and it is a vital tool for critical thinking. I’d never fault you for looking for the weak spots in any plan…that’s what real Leaders do.
I hit more than 50 real Tea Party events before they were hijacked by the Establishment, across more than 50 cities and 24 States. I was researching a book as well as throwing in with the message these folks were screaming at Washington and the Establishment.
There was hostility in the crowds. At every single city there was disappointment in the crowds of people because the “Tea Party Express” that was the headliner was offering weak tea – in every single city the people in the crowd did not hear the hot rhetoric they wanted from the stage. Remember, Tea Party Express was part of FreedomWorks – the hijackers.
I know there is un-tapped, un-satisfied outrage among the real Tea Party folks out there. Those folks will be comfortable with a III Patriot with his Go Bag and gear.
And those folks not comfortable? Well, they are the problem, aren’t they? They are the ones calling themselves Tea Party for the money and power. If we piss them off…mission accomplished. John Parker did not ask the milquetoast of Lexington if he may, please, have permission to go to the Green with his gear… 😉
Let’s see one or 50 of them try to throw me off the Green. You’ll see me in the headlines on that day, folks.
Martyrdom: I am no martyr. This is one suggestion for action that is lacking on one front of the battlespace. I don’t want anyone breaking any “laws”…that’s not the point. There will be places I show in nothing more than a sanitized Go Bag, and there will be other places I show with items that our Masters have deemed I may own. Black rifles and 1911’s are not permitted to me, these days… It depends on the State, local laws, and my stash of bail money and whether or not my wife will actually spend it to get my silly arse out of the pokey.
Zoomie is right – do not break any laws. And do not be embarrassed if you don’t own a black rifle that is fully tricked out with spinning rims… Real Warriors know that they can show up with nothing more than a smile and empty pockets and leave with a kit that would make a WWII Gunny proud. 😉
But, I’m going. I’ll be there when I can, where I can, as a fight on this one front of the Battlespace.
I’m no Leader. I’m not asking anyone to go anywhere and risk anything.
Nor is this suggestion the sum of my Call to Action – it is a tiny detail. There are better, more constructive ways to accomplish our goals. This one is public, in-your-face, cheap and easy.
If we can’t do the easy stuff when it’s easy, forget the rest.
More will be revealed in the rest of the series of posts.
Yours in Liberty,