Wednesday, August 18, 2010
"Spanking the Monkey": Bob Wright on Tom Baugh's speech.
I am appalled at the foolishness and self-serving delusion this speech represents and disappointed that any Three Percenter would not recognize it for exactly what it was.
First let us address the clearest indicator of this miscreant’s lack of integrity. If he believes that the rallies are of no value and they are just not his cup of tea then he should have stated that at the time of his invitation and politely declined. Rather, he chose to accept the invite to come and mock the attendees and their cause, thereby wasting their time and taking up speaking time that rightfully belonged to supporters of the rally. This in my mind makes him a thief, who through deception and with malice aforethought stole the time of the attendees and the invaluable opportunity the time and setting offered. He knew when he accepted the invite that he would betray those in attendance and would not give a speech about restoring the Constitution. His design was in effect stab in the back the misguided individual who invited him and mock all those in attendance.
In addition, in a dispassionate look at how his confused speech has caused such dissension, it is fair to contemplate who actually pays this man for in my estimation this speech is a provocateur's dream. Designed to deceive, discourage, divide and send the movement off on poisonous rabbit trails that will further spread discord among patriots at a time when unity is essential. This treacherous behavior should instantly sour any 3per on this snake, his book and anything he has to say in the future.
Looking through the body of the speech we find more indicators of either an agenda to divide or a stunning level of historical ignorance, tactical foolishness and strategic retardation. Was the author truly so ignorant of human history when he asserted that the first seven articles of the Constitution was not about liberty but about power? Is he unaware of the unprecedented level of control on GOVERNMENT that document represents? To any who defend this … individual, please tell me what he has accomplished in any realm that qualifies him to piss on my Constitution?
Any of you ever see this intellectual giant at a training mission??? Anyone ever see this “visionary” do anything that either furthered the cause or built a stronger movement? Has anything this “genius” said or done put one bean in your pot or one bullet in your bandoleer? Of course not. But his message seems to be that those who are engaged in this struggle are wasting their time. We are foolish “White Hats” and he is the wiser more cynical “Black Hats”? White Hats ??? Black Hats??? In fairness have you ever heard a more childish analogy . . . or is it?
The white Hat , black hat symbolism is deeply rooted in the American psyche and has profound meanings. I have to wonder, if that symbolism is tantamount to Darth Vader’s seductive entreaty to a White Hat wearing Luke Sky Walker to “Join the Dark Side.” Like George Lucas’ epitome of evil pragmatism our author offers an easier way to some as yet undefined goal. All we have to do is throw out our humanity, our love of country and that Constitution that in my humble opinion is the apex of human endeavor. As we continue please keep that invitation to the dark side in mind.
For the most part the rest of his “speech” is at best mindless mental masturbation. It probably made him feel good but accomplished nothing productive. Looking over this . . . mess, I ask you to look at the thoughts and motivations he attributes to those he calls white hats and simply ask your self does this apply to you? Does this apply to any other Three Percenter you know? Doesn’t, does it? It is useful to note that the “Black Hats” remain without form , substance , defined strategy, or corporeal form. Over the years we have seen and heard many like Darth . . . er, excuse me, Mr. Baugh, the further in the shadows they keep their mysterious legions the less they have to produce in order to justify their arrogance. They are the mischievous Scout master, who slips away from the campfire and at the opportune moment sends the young scouts into squealing spasms of giggling terror by standing in the dark and howling OOOOOOOO we are the black hats . . OOOOOOOO be afraid . . .OOOOOOOO. And given some of the dissention resulting from this I would say that Lord Vad.., oops, Mr. Baugh has certainly sent some of our campers screaming into the night, questioning their most deeply held beliefs, the motivations of their brethren, and the very foundation of our great republic. Shame on you.
We must use our minds and not our emotions. Emotional thinking is the realm of old women. This struggle must be populated with grown up men who are willing to set aside all their prejudices, personal grudges, personal satisfaction and personal aggrandizement in order to make decisions based on one criteria only. Each decision must be made on the tactical practicality of that decision as well as the strategic implications of that decision.
I have not read Mr. Baugh's book but judging by the quality of this speech I suspect he is far more proficient at “Spanking the Monkey” than "Starving the Monkey.”
Bob Wright at the RTC Rally, Fort Hunt Park, Virginia, 19 April 2010.