“Feds Prosecuting Tree-Trimmer for Unintentionally Bruising Herons”
First they came for the Hispanic tree trimmers…
My guess? This guy is a fully documented citizen. Otherwise, instead of looking at jail time for unintentionally bruising some Heron as a subcontractor for the US Govt., he’d be whisked away to some welfare office, signed up for all sorts of freebies, then enrolled in some college at in-state tuition rates, with government fellowships paying the rest of his way.
Because these bureaucrats aren’t looking out for Herons. They’re looking for ways to dispirit workers and encourage welfare, all the better to crash the system that they seek to fundamentally transform. We are at that point. This is — and has been — a coup. And nothing makes that more obvious than the sneering of progressives and even many “pragmatic” GOP boosters who dismiss the very idea as the conspiratorial rantings of fringe racists wrapping themselves in the flag and tri-cornered hats when what they should be doing is wearing sheets and a Kleagle hood.
I remember being told, about the time of my unceremonious rejection from polite “conservative” company, that I used to be one of the smart and “thoughtful” conservative / libertarian (I prefer classical liberal or constitutional conservative) bloggers; but then I went and started getting all Visigothy and seeing in Obama’s past troubling signs that not only was he a hardcore movement radical, but that he’d been groomed for this particular job at this particular moment in time. In fact, so important was his ascension that the progressives even turned on fellow-radical Hillary Clinton, who also had historicity on her side, but who carried a bit of baggage that was more widely known than that of Obama, himself a kind of empty slate onto which was mapped for public consumption a fictional creation, a manufactured candidate, an intellectual puppet of (at least partly) Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, Alinsky, Cloward-Piven, and the radical chic pan-Arab Muslim movement — in short, a test of nearly 40-years of strategy re-adjustment by the New Left who had rejected outward socialist talking points and had taken over the Democratic Party by way of speaking in the parlance of capitalism and using the familiar buzzwords of equality and tolerance (having first inverted their meanings) in order to fool an electorate groomed to promote an ethnic minority as president.
All of which was, as an observation based on Obama’s history, unhelpful — and was likely to turn off the very same dupes who’d voted for him having first been duped into doing so. Educating them wasn’t the answer; pretending that they’d made a legitimate choice with whom we were eager to work, and whom we were eager to see succeed, was the early, and entirely wrongheaded, strategy. So I went from slayer of progressives and an important voice on the right to a pariah, a pseudo-intellectual, violent, unprincipled danger to the sober rejection of garden-variety liberal Democrat policies.
Yet here we are, hundreds of executive orders later, in the midst of the most corrupt Administration in history, nearing the point where the center will not hold — and only now are some of the pragmatists beginning to figure out what’s going on. The GOP establishment, whose club members saw in Obama’s victory the end to the era of Reagan, are seeking to cash in and then cash out. Their power remains secure so long as they control the party apparatus, and whether they take control of the majority or not is largely about controlling committees and not about representing their party base or even their constituencies, to whom they lie and lie and lie to get re-elected. This is why they fight constitutionalists far more vehemently than they do Democrats.
If we don’t find a way to galvanize into a powerful force, we risk dying the death of a thousand cuts. Individual acts of persecution — like that of a heavyhanded government who won’t arrest Louis Lerner for an horrific abrogation of duty but will happily arrest a tree trimmer for an accident involving birds as a way to assert their reach and authority, and intimidate industry — create the climate of fear that renders many citizens timorous.
But we need to remember: this is OUR government. Politicians serve at OUR pleasure. And it’s long past time to force a reversal of course, lest we watch the entirety of the republic crumble. As was the plan of the left all along.
Obama is a transnational progressive Marxist. He despises the US and its Constitution. And he’s surrounded himself by those suckled on that same poisonous academic teat that gave our “intellectuals” over to the ideas of Marcuse, Gramsci, Said, the gender feminists, the queer theorists, and every other grievance group whose purpose was to narrativize collectivity and delegitimate individual sovereignty, punishing heretics and shaming those it needed silenced with a PC culture that is so overwrought that deaf children have been asked to change their names if signing their names means making the finger shape of a gun.
We are lost. Not individually but rather collectively. And that’s because we’ve been made to feel that as individuals, we are easy targets, and so it’s easier to keep our heads down and go about our business than it is risk organizing and having the IRS, or EPA, or Justice Department, or NSA, molest us, or put us on some list somewhere.
What Reagan taught us is that we are the majority. And when I first envisioned the outlaw movement, one of the arguments I made is that there are millions of old-school Democrats who still believe in free speech, capitalism, the Protestant work ethic, and individual freedom — and that the progressives offer them none of that.
Which is why promoting Romney turned out so poorly, and why promoting Bush or Christie is likely to end the same way. People are desirous of a real choice. And only once they have one — and realize that, should a constitutionalist candidate run and lose, they’ve been defeated by those who are voting themselves other people’s money and, by extension, other people’s liberty — will they begin to see more clearly the dire straits we face as a free republic and a free people.
At which point it may already be too late to save the country. Meaning, we’ll simply have to rebuild it from the ash heap.
We are in the midst of a revolution. It’s time we started acting like it. Or at least, presenting the argument in such a way that “reasonable people” may interpret our predicament as such.