Monday, April 18, 2016

Well That Didn't Take Long

So I get back from an 18 hour day and clear the comments section out to find my first real piece of semi-hate mail.

Mr. Anonymous Special Snowflake at 12 something today wrote:

“Nothing honorable about killing people half way around the world that never did anything to us. That’s not self defense, that is murder. Furthermore, you were paid to do all of this with money that was extorted from me and my family at gun point. Adding insult to injury, you did the opposite of upholding your oath. You attacked people who never harmed you or your family, and instead let the very people that extort, kidnap, assault, and murder all of us,continue to do their evil. Not only did you not defend your oath, you actively worked against it on many different levels. I understand that you have bought the ticket and took the ride, and now you are stuck defending the jingo mantra for the rest of your life, or be subject to truth that will be embarrassing to you and hard to deal with. My advice, let the truth in and move on, continuing the good guy military role that will honor his oath is a lie. A deadly lie that not only has helped to kill millions, but to only further enslave on”

So please tell me, Mr. Anonymous how much courage it takes to regurgitate jingoistic talking points straight out of the Media Matters playbook?  Sitting and doing nothing in the face of evil, (and Iraq had some very evil men), does not make you morally superior.  I will say that I do not have to justify my existence to someone whose crowning achievement, thus far, is showing up to comment on a blog.  You may sneer at people who have done more than you ever will from the safety of your room and go tell everyone that shares your limited worldview how brave you were. But it does not make you brave.  Going somewhere far off to defend a people you will never see again just because it is the right thing to do, again and again, and again, is courageous.   Being afraid and going anyway is brave.  Shooting spitballs at better men than you whilst enjoying relative peace and prosperity is absolutely pathetic.
To be clear, I am not offended in the slightest by this comment.  I smacks of passionate naiveté and willful ignorance.  I hope that in the fullness of time when this special snowflake has seen more of the world and understands history a little better, they will remember this comment and how completely devoid of reality it is.  If not, meh, doesn’t matter.  I and my brother’s and sister’s don’t need his approval.

39 comments:

Sub sunk said...

I see the apple did not fall far from the tree...

BZ. Press on.

Subsunk

Kent McManigal said...

I tend to agree a bit with Anonymous.

"...people who have done more than you ever will..."
Some things shouldn't be done.

"...Being afraid and going anyway is brave."
Undoubtedly. But bravery while doing wrong isn't a virtue. It is probably also brave to commit a home invasion at 3am, not knowing what you may find on the other side of the door. But it's not right, either.

Risking your life to support the agenda of the Empire is "doing something", and may be "brave", but it's isn't the side I would choose. The government's military only helps the government. It doesn't advance liberty at all, but quite the opposite.

To be fair, you haven't claimed to be on the side of liberty, so you may be staying consistent with this pride in your past actions. Just pointing out some issues I have. Take it as you will.

Rusty Gunner said...

I've met this mook's first cousin before. Some years back when your dad spoke at that first armed rally at Gravelly Point in Virginia, the trolls came out of the woodwork. These were people who lacked the stones to show up at the event, which was (probably) safe, and called us all pussies for not marching across the bridge to DC and laying siege to the White House. This sort has been with us in every age and country. Thanks for helping guarantee his right to run his mouth.

milton f said...

If one comes from the idea that the state ought to follow the rules, meaning actually declaring a war before engaging it, then Anonymous could be seen as accurate.

There are many reasons to hate the actions of the state. That they are anathema to the rights of Christians, gun owners, honest money people, and those that just want to be left alone; those are a few.

That they treat those who signed a contract that could cost them their life, and later treat them like shit, there is another.

That rarely do any of these war hawks that pose as "leaders" actually put some skin in the war game, perhaps that tells all.

I thank you for your service, as I do for all those who enlist; yet my own advice is to steer as clear as possible from the state. Just because one abhors the violence against the killing of goat-herders does not necessarily mean they oppose the individuals that were pulled in to acting on their behalf.

PEACE.

Anonymous said...

You must understand that the "III%" DO NOT support the global empire, its military its "deployments" or its useless meaningless wars. Every dead solder made Dick Cheany wealthy AND NOTHING MORE. They didn't die for G_D or country. They died for Dow Jones. If you want to turn "Sipsey Street" into a YEH WAR! blog you should know that you'll get no takers in that crowd. You seem to hate free speech as much as your daddy did. Maybe this isn't the medium for you, as the "trolls" (people who talk back) will only get worse from here. You are filling the shoe of one of the most hated men in the liberty movement. You don't like being told off? Go home cause this ain't the Army and Mike WAS NOT the beloved leader. Nether are you.

Anonymous said...

All you offer up in response to your self described "semi hate mail" is all house slave jingo nonsense and putdowns. Not sure what snowflake or special snowflake means, but it seems to violate your own rule of no personal attacks. Nothing like building up yourself over the puny little people. Furthermore, your ammo is a large pile of immoral, illegal and criminal escapades while playing for the untouchable winning team. I would say it takes a heck of a lot more courage to run around with a camel and an ak 47 trying to defend your self from the largest, most well equipped, and stupidly funded military in HISTORY.

Heck, you didn't have the stones to include the entire post in your NEW POST. I hope that you do not claim that it was for space, it was only a few more sentences. A few key sentences. Yeah, I know you allowed the post in the original area where it was posted, the point is if you are gonna go to the trouble of making a whole post about it, you could have at least showed the post in its entirety. That is something an upstanding and righteous individual would do at the very least.

I found a good chuckle in the phrase, "semi hate mail." Your reference to media matters was also a knee slapper. I have never been to the website, but I admit I have heard sean hannity speak of it on the radio. Not to be confused, Sean Hannity is a puppet of the new world order and my interest in listening to him from time to time is for entertainment only. (not too mention its about the only thing my vans radio will pick up.)

Semi hate mail, what a crock of poo. Just calling it how I see it, just like I believe that you believe that you are. There are some startling differences between us. For starters, my pay does not come from extortion, threats of kidnapping and color of law, unlike yours. Secondly, I would never willfully sign a contract to do the governments bidding on their behalf. Third, having the restraint to not murder individuals that never did me harm seems to also be a difference between us. Just because you go all the way around the world, disrespecting sovereign soil, and helping to murder, maim, and displace millions, how is that a feather in your cap? All you have achieved is furthering the evil goals of the new world order, the international banks, and the military industrial complex.

What of honor and courage. I admit, it takes quite a bit of courage to stand up and tell the truth in a sea of so much indoctrination and flag fever. Seems to me that most people can't stand the government, at the same time they cheer on the cops and the military. WAKE UP EVERYONE... It is the order followers that allow the government that we all can't stand to operate with impunity. Here are a couple of links which are certainly much more eloquent then my prose.


Order Followers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y9FpBAVuIc

When Should You Shoot a Cop?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cElTyqJkMEw

The Philosophy of Liberty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muHg86Mys7I

30-Second Reel of Building 7 Collapse Footage, IT WAS NOT IRAQ THAT DID THIS, IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT THAT YOU MURDER FOR.\
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNR6Kbg5jJ8&ebc=ANyPxKqc3PFoj9a3unSzApUK0fdGScOG3lJwfK3gIvHXf5TuiCfy6Fy50Ewbi_zE_sWvXXkMbZ507km6DNwBiqkNb72J-tSofg

Fred said...

An old men learns for whom they were fighting, when they were young. Following is a young man's task, wisdom is an old man's lament. This goes for the commenter as well.

Anonymous said...

Kent, you must know this country was built on the gun. Evil exists in the world, and unless you have faced that evil yourself, stick to wishing you were a mountain man from days of yore.....

Anonymous said...

Better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable. If you are taking flak, you are over the target. Good job and carry on.

Kenneth Moore said...

Matt:
Your writing skills match you father. What a blessing you are to the patriot 3%'s. Many of us would like to hear your public speaking that will soon come, I'm sure. God Bless and carry on.

Anonymous said...

Sir,

Your father is a great man and we are all greatly indebted to him.

You, yourself, come across as a brave man, but sadly misguided in your sense of honor.

While fighting for your brothers in arms is a truly valiant endeavor, you were all duped into participating in a war that started with a lie - by their fruits, ye shall know them.

I, myself, was caught up in this lie until my eyes were opened.

The only righteous war is a defensive one - empire building for fun and profit does not qualify as such.

Heed the lessons of Major General Smedley Butler - read or re-read them again.

It's not too late, but we need you focused on the task at hand as the time is short.

Your tactical skills and experience will be greatly needed in the near future. I wish you success in protecting your family and friends.

Make no mistake - Islam is truly evil with respect to the worship of their false god, but this was never about them. They are merely useful idiots manipulated for fun and profit as well. This is about power and control and the raping of our homeland and theirs to achieve those ends.

You may reject this truth and think me a coward for posting anonymously, but I ain't scared.

May courage and wisdom guide your way,

Bill Martin
Midland, TX



Alan W. Mullenax said...

Welcome to the debate there, Sonny. You sure you want a piece of this? :-)

j said...

Brother Matt, may I offer one suggestion that might diverge just a bit from your dear Dad's practice but would help many people keep their blood pressure under control? It is not necessary to release every comment that comes across; and when you have people who offer nothing at all - like the imbecilic oral dung dribbling from the lips of the Anony-mouse, or even the snarky and self righteous one from Kent up there ( who at least signed his name) = why bother to post them? If these people are so keen to spew out their smegmaphilic drivel, let them create their own blogs and rave to their tiny hearts' content. No one forces them to come to this blog; if they get their vickies in a twist, they should know how to go to other blogs where they may find mindless toadies who will lap up their comments like the proverbial dog returning to its vomit. But there is nothing their words can offer to those of us who have been here from the start, and it seems a waste of time and effort to even post them. Just my opinion, of course. All the best to you and yours. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

Thick skin and good judgement already on the first day. You are to be commended, Sir.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anonymous Special Snowflake Hablamos Only Liberal Excrement...

It's all they know.

Thanx much, Matthew for your willingness to step into this hornet's nest. You've already demonstrated your ability to convey a lot of useful information, without all the usual military jargon, not to mention acronyms. You share your father's uncanny ability to express complex ideas in common sense terms. Just pace yourself - it's a marathon, not a sprint. Thank you also for you service to our country.

Mike V. thanx for the tremendous body of work which you have contributed in the cause of liberty. Matthew has the reins well in hand, but perhaps others can emulate in some small way. I've referenced this blog many times, and in church of all places.

May God richly bless you both, and Rosey too. Prayers continue...

Scott
III N TN

Cal said...

First I must say that I do not blame the military for they have had decades prior to joining of propaganda. Many have fallen victim to it.

But, if you are keeping your Oath to the US Constitution, America does not "venture forth" LAWFULLY to create wars of aggression. WE are required to keep a Militia, and NOT a "standing" military; although the Militia is required to be trained as the congress requires the military to be trained BECAUSE they, we, are to defend our nation while the military is pulled from their ranks and "fine tuned" as need be.

Again that is not your fault, or others who served with you and I, for one, appreciate that you thought you were defending America. Thank you for your service.

Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Nicholas: “Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.”

James Madison: “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”

I am sorry, this will be long and I hope you read it rather then take offense at it. BTW, I respect your father immensely! God Bless!

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Cal said...

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Thomas Paine: “Government ought to be as much open to improvement as anything which appertains to man, instead of which it has been monopolized from age to age, by the most ignorant and vicious of the human race. Need we any other proof of their wretched management, than the excess of debts and taxes with which every nation groans, and the quarrels into which they have precipitated the world?”

Now educate your self as to the US Constitution and understand that ONLY the congress can declare a lawful war. That those who served within our governments are the "domestic enemies" that you are Oathbound to support and defend the US Constitution (not any person serving within our governments - state of federal - no matter what position - yes, I will provide proof) before the orders of any who serve above you, even US presidents. That is so that there could never be martial law here in America, nor could our Constitutions - state and US - be broken. So that there would never be a "Pentagon, etc.

Consider that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, one must understand that the only crimes assigned to the federal government in the Constitution for law enforcement purposes are Treason, Piracy, Counterfeiting, and International law violations. That’s it! All other law enforcement matters are the purview of the individual states, OR to the people according to the Tenth Amendment.

George Washington: "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies."

US Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 11: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”.

The congress has the duty to grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal when they are needed to enforce the US Constitution, the laws, or defend the people and the nation. This is using private citizens in their own privately owned crafts to defend the USA and her people, this is using the Militia.

Clause 12 specifies that there shall be no military beyond that of two years. The Militia of each state is charged with our nations defense here within the USA until and unless the congress has declared war and a military is raised: “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years”.

Clause 12 was put in as a lawfully assigned duty of congress because, as James Madison, the Father of the US Constitution warned: “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare”.

“What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to PREVENT THE ESTABLISMENT OF A STANDING ARMY, the bane of liberty….” Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, floor debate over the 2nd Amendment, I Annals of Congress

Thomas Jefferson, 1st inaugural, explained that: "a well-disciplined militia" is "our best reliance in peace and for the first moments of war, till regulars may relieve them" and also a guarantee of "the supremacy of the civil over the military authority; [and] economy in the public expense."
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Cal said...

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Samuel Adams: “Under every government the last resort of the people, is an appeal to the sword; whether to defend themselves against the open attacks of a foreign enemy, or to check the insidious encroachments of domestic foes. Whenever a people ... entrust the defence of their country to a regular, standing army, composed of mercenaries, the power of that country will remain under the direction of the most wealthy citizens.
And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possessions”.

“It is always dangerous to the liberties of the people to have an army stationed among them, over which they have no control ... The Militia is composed of free Citizens. There is therefore no danger of their making use of their Power to the destruction of their own Rights, or suffering others to invade them..” Samuel Adams

"If you have given up your militia, and Congress shall refuse to arm them, you have lost every thing. Your existence will be precarious, because you depend on others, whose interests are not affected by your infelicity." Patrick Henry

Justice Story, Associate Justice, Supreme Court wrote: “The next amendment is: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
“The importance of this article will scarcely be doubted by any persons, who have duly reflected upon the subject. The militia is the natural defence of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. It is against sound policy for a free people to keep up large military establishments and standing armies in time of peace, both from the enormous expenses, with which they are attended, and the facile means, which they afford to ambitious and unprincipled rulers, to subvert the government, or trample upon the rights of the people. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them”.

Tench Coxe: “Who are the militia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American...The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

An editorial on Gage's proclamation stressed that an armed populace must keep government in check: “The opposing an arbitrary measure, or resisting an illegal force, is no more rebellion than to refuse obedience to a highway-man who demands your purse, or to fight a wild beast, that came to devour you. It is morally lawful, in all limited governments, to resist that force that wants political power, from the petty constable to the king.... They are rebels who arm against the constitution, not they who defend it by arms.” "A Freeman," PA. EVENING POST, June 27, 1775, at 2. [Vol. 7:2]

Cal said...

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Patrick Henry: “When evil men take office, the whole gang will be in collusion. They will keep the people in utter ignorance and steal their liberty by ambuscade.“ “When government removes your armaments, you will have NO power but government will have ALL power! What will you do when evil men take office?” “When evil men take office, the whole gang will be in collusion. They will keep the people in utter ignorance and steal their liberty by ambuscade.“ “A standing army we shall have, also to execute the execrable commands of tyranny.” “The power of the federal courts would swell the patronage of the president. “The president will lead in the treason.”

T. Jefferson: “The government created by this compact (the Constitution) was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party (the people of each state) has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.”

John Quincy Adams: "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all."

G. Washington, “Sentiments on a Peace Establishment”, letter to Alexander Hamilton; “The Writings of George Washington”: “It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government..., but even of his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.”

Rawl: “the powers not delegated to congress by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people [quoting the 10th Amendment]. What we are about to consider are certainly not delegated to congress, nor are they noticed in the prohibitions to states; they are therefore reserved either to the states or to the people. Their high nature, their necessity to the general security and happiness will be distinctly perceived.” “In the second article, it is declared, that a well regulated militia is necessary to a free state; a proposition from which few will dissent. Although in actual war, in the services of regular troops are confessedly more valuable; yet while peace prevails, and in the commencement of a war before a regular force can be raised, the militia form the palladium of the country. They are ready to repel invasion, to suppress insurrection, and preserve the good order and peace of government. That they should be well regulated, is judiciously added. A disorderly militia is disgraceful to itself, and dangerous not to the enemy, but to its own country. The duty of the state government is, to adopt such regulation as will tend to make good soldiers with the least interruptions of the ordinary and useful occupations of civil life. In this all the Union has a strong and visible interest.” “The corollary, from the first position, is that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

G. Washington: “It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.”

Cal said...

Thomas Jefferson: “I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war. “

Patrick Henry: “When evil men take office, the whole gang will be in collusion. They will keep the people in utter ignorance and steal their liberty by ambuscade.“ “When government removes your armaments, you will have NO power but government will have ALL power! What will you do when evil men take office?” “When evil men take office, the whole gang will be in collusion. They will keep the people in utter ignorance and steal their liberty by ambuscade.“ “A standing army we shall have, also to execute the execrable commands of tyranny.” “The power of the federal courts would swell the patronage of the president. “The president will lead in the treason.”

Consider this by Thomas Jefferson: “The government created by this compact (the Constitution) was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party (the people of each state) has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.”

John Quincy Adams: "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all."

George Washington, “Sentiments on a Peace Establishment”, letter to Alexander Hamilton; “The Writings of George Washington”: “It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government..., but even of his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.”

Rawl: “the powers not delegated to congress by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people [quoting the 10th Amendment]. What we are about to consider are certainly not delegated to congress, nor are they noticed in the prohibitions to states; they are therefore reserved either to the states or to the people. Their high nature, their necessity to the general security and happiness will be distinctly perceived.” “In the second article, it is declared, that a well regulated militia is necessary to a free state; a proposition from which few will dissent. Although in actual war, in the services of regular troops are confessedly more valuable; yet while peace prevails, and in the commencement of a war before a regular force can be raised, the militia form the palladium of the country. They are ready to repel invasion, to suppress insurrection, and preserve the good order and peace of government. That they should be well regulated, is judiciously added. A disorderly militia is disgraceful to itself, and dangerous not to the enemy, but to its own country. The duty of the state government is, to adopt such regulation as will tend to make good soldiers with the least interruptions of the ordinary and useful occupations of civil life. In this all the Union has a strong and visible interest.” “The corollary, from the first position, is that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Dutchman6 said...

1. Let's get something straight: Civilians asked us to invade after a civilian resolution was made after a civilian "conflict" was called for. Civilians wanted to nation build. Civilians kept asking .47% of the population to do the same thing over again for the next 12 years. Tell me again how it is the Army is at fault?

2. I despise the Pretorian mentality and there is no argument that we are less free than we were 10 or even 1 year ago. Please tell me how this is a military problem.

3. Alan- Anytime Princess.

- Mattthew

Cal said...

Thomas Jefferson: “I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war. “

John Quincy Adams: “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom.”

Alexander Hamilton: “Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge, of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act.”

I hope this helps you to understand just how far off track America has been deliberately taken. There is a lot one has to learn to understand that we have not only the right, but the duty to replace those corrupt who still serve within our governments. None of them follow the US Constitution 100%, and only a few maybe 15% of the time, yet it IS the contract that they are under made stronger by the lawfully required Oath from all who serve in EVERY position within our governments.

Again, it is not your fault, nor is this an attack on you. but a plea to start questioning and to teach yourself. Never blindly accept anyone else, including me, as it is OUR US Constitution and you must find for yourself what it means to you by reading the debates at the time, the framers and forefathers, those who were there and commented about it. What we have had in the last 80 - 100 years is not a Constitutional Republic under the US Constitution. We are not free.

Anonymous said...

Civilians, most of whom I didn't vote for, were liberal, and in some cases had refused to,themself, serve, either sent or involved me in wars and conflicts from 1969 through 1996. It's called "duty." You understand, many don't. regards, and "Keep up the Fire Manchu," Alemaster

Anonymous said...

I agree with what "J" said ... I don't want to see this useless back and forth. If the guy has a problem that he cannot mention specific facts that can be verified to support his statements and claims, simply don't post it. A delete button exists for a reason. Carry on! Hoping Mike is as comfortable as possible.

j said...

Matthew - me again - I think my point is made in exemplary fashion by the anony at 6:26; no balls to use his name, but you could smell the Preparation H on his breath from quite a distance. Why bother to post the verbal diarrhea of a third generation inbred whose sole accomplishment in life is using his Mommy's keyboard while she is working her second job to keep him in drug rehab money? Trolls just ain't worth it. As my old Uncle Walter ( really he was my grandmother's older brother, and a WWI vet) used to say, if they have no business here, f&&k 'em and feed 'em fish heads.

j said...

Of course, I did forget to mention that the Anony up there does have a part time job in real life, being the buttboy for the males of the Westboro Baptist Church. I guess he has to start somewhere :o)

Anonymous said...

to the miliary veterans - why do you belittle anyone who does not exactly toe the line to your own worldview? are you so insecure and unsure of your own service to know the good that you have done to rid the world of evil? even if you further the interests of men who are even more evil?
do the people you killed enslave you like your own government? do you feel proud that you fucked up someone's life at the behest of those who would do enslave you? you swore to "uphold the Constitution," but in all honesty have you? in what way have you truly advanced freedom?
at one point i thought you had done me and mine a service. not so much now as i have pondered things. in all honesty you have been played and do not want to admit it. i do get it. it would and does piss me off. most of you are very good guys who love your country. but, always but, you have been played. otber men used you and your brothers to put forward an agenda of their making. a making to enslave people and you. they used your love of this country to further their own ends.
we are all slaves and truly need to wake up to this fact.
look up natural law. this rules everything. throw away all of this manmade law, it is bullshit to enslave you. a bunch of non-crimes to enslave you. a crime has a victim and most statuatory law has no victim.

Anonymous said...

I don't hang with your dad and now you to read loser mail who wrote it for shock value. I am not interested. Nor should you be.

Arkindole said...

The good part is that in the Zombie Uprising these dipshits will be the first to have their faces ripped off.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they were having a hard time getting into the gender neutral bathroom

rexxhead said...

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”


― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Anonymous said...

I understand perfectly why you allow negative posts to be displayed. In order to NOT turn into the sychophant clubs R US like the Free Republic boards turned into, if you give the negative posts air so the readership can see what the opposition looks like and thinks like. While I detest those people's thinking (spewed in text for all to see) like most of your readers will, it also makes sense to give them podium time so you can also see the weakness not only in their education, but in their mentality, and methodology. I think you are handling it well, as well as in your responses to them. You will not be all things to everyone and palatable to all who read your words, so don't try to cater to all people (not saying you do). The badge of true honor comes from standing in the face of your detractors and facing them like a stone bluff in a gale, resolute and unmoving. Some deserve arbitrary deletion for the lack of any relevance to the topic you present, much less substance at all.

For what it is worth, I always sign my posts with my real name. If It is worthy of my time to type a comment, I will damn sure put my name on it, whether it be decried or lauded later. If I say it, I am not ashamed at all to own it. Besides posting anonymously you still have the IP address trail to them all. I post that way to NOT help GMAIL and Google to give all my information to Big Bros ass sniffers.

Sign Me, Neal Jensen

With regard to being ready for what is coming at us this year, many of my personal sentiments are reflected in your gear post. It cannot be UNDERSTATED the need to be personally ready in mental fitness, physical fitness, tactical fitness and well and frequently practiced in the fundamental skills required of the battlefield, to include adaptation and fluid thinking to take advantage of the tactical situation as it evolves. I think you would agree the intelligence preparation of that battlefield is important and conforms to Sun Tzu's thinking that you cannot win on the battlefield if you play by the oppositions rules, but rather you prepare the battle field to make the enemy unwittingly CONFORM to your plan, to your perceived and desired outcome for success, but to do that you must first BE HONEST in knowing yourself, your own troops, your own armies capabilities and weaknesses, the anticipated enemies resources strengths weaknesses and goals.

Dutchman6 said...

This post went really weird really quickly. I understand that with some people I simply cannot pass their Goldy Locks litmus test of ideological purity no matter what I do. I will either be too much of one thing or not enough of another. This cannot be helped. In the end we are all Americans. As fractured as it is, it is the best we have, and has gotten us out of every horror the world has thrown at us.

What I can do is maintain the oath I made to this country many years ago to support and defend this country from all enemies foreign and domestic. I doubt you would be here if you did not share at least this commitment with me.

-Matthew

Anonymous said...

Well, that escalated quickly. The conspiracy trolls, the angry vets, the globally paranoid all came out. Fortunately commenters cannot post maps, algorithm decision trees and Rothchild octopus pictures.

The People designed the military to answer to civilian political leaders. Change the leaders and you change the orders. Vote.

And why is every freaking disgruntled real or imagined vet always saying the war (any war) was only about (presumably fake if you don't like the outcome) threats, natural resources or geographic positioning? In ALL of history that has been the goal of ALL wars. Educate yourself properly you idjits.

Jim Klein said...

Mr. Vanderboegh: First and foremost, I'm sorry for the loss and grief that looks inevitable for your family. As a father myself, and as you know yourself, there is no greater value than to be justifiably proud of one's children. It's abundantly obvious that your dad will be passing on with that, and with good reason. These may not be happy times for you, but know that it doesn't get any better than that, at least not here on Earth.

It's an interesting thread, and you've handled it masterfully. In only a few posts, it's also clear that the blog is left in immensely capable hands. You've already mentioned one relevant attribute in reasoned human action...ignorance versus stupidity. Impressive. You're not a stupid guy and like your dad, you'll move forward and learn. You already understand the basic principles of liberty and even better, you understand much about its implementation. That which you don't know, you'll learn, just as he did.

Courage takes many forms, intellectual and physical. It's plain that you have both. One way to spot intellectual courage in this context is to note who is willing to put their names behind their convictions. That won't tell you right from wrong, but it can help sort out who's worth listening to.

Oath? An oath is a willful commitment to something, a choice built of integrity. As a willful action, it is therefore contextual. If the context disappears, then the commitment is for something other than that which exists. That is to say, an oath is built not of the words themselves but rather of the ideas and principles to which one is committing oneself. In my experience, virtually all vets pledged an oath to the highest of ideals and principles, yet when it came down to reality, it turned out that those ideals and principles were not what the war(s) were actually about. This has caused immense dissonance for many vets...sometimes it's called "PTSD." The important point is that dissonance kills, and so the rational person seeks to avoid it like the plague. Simply put, an oath is not an out-of-context absolute.

I recall when your dad was on the fence about quitting with F&F; it was a tough call for him. My suggestion, which I think he took to heart, was that he do that which will serve himself best...that he seek to achieve his own values, and trust that those values are good and honorable. I offer the same suggestion to you, as you deal with the endless arguments and ideologies. In the end, it's your life and values that matter to you and hence it's your values by which things should be judged. This is not greedy selfishness in the sense of looting them from others, but rather virtuous selfishness in the sense that a man does the very best he can...just as your dad did, and just as you will obviously do.

I'm pleased that the blog is left in capable hands--it's a big deal IMO--and again I'm sorry for the current rough road you and your family are going through. Thanks for what you've done so far, and for the obvious good you're going to do. Onward.

FSHB said...

I would say the take away lesson from all this is focus on the things that will build up the strength of the movement. Don't let the opposition live rent free in our heads. Don't give them a platform without good cause to point out a specific threat and appropriate response. I have issues with what the armed forces has been compelled to do in the name of freedom, but, I respect those who are willing to go into harm's way. Just my 2c worth.

Chiu ChunLing said...

I'm in favor of a Constitutional Militia rather than a standing army for national defense, especially given how a standing army represents an apparently irresistible temptation for people who understand nothing of the real nature of war to try and use it as a solution for 'humanitarian' issues. And to that I'm in agreement with a lot of the principles being posted in this thread.

But come on, folks, our Anonymous special snowflake is a vile little troll who understands nothing about the evils that exist in other parts of the world where brave armed Americans sometimes find themselves for reasons that, however inane, are not really their fault, and a good brave armed American confronting that evil shoots it in the head and maybe lights the corpse on fire with a bit of left-over bacon grease, and doesn't feel too many regrets about it.

Yes, there are wars our illegitimate and unconstitutional national political regime starts that are fought ineffectively for bad reasons and worse ends. That's a pretty good reason for people to stop joining the military. But it's no reason at all to piss on every veteran with meaningless accusations of being baby-killers and oath-breakers. Yes, however hard you try to serve your country with honor and integrity, the criminal scum now running things will turn it to their profit...but that's as true of working as an auto-mechanic at your home-town dealership as a soldier overseas. We're all being used, with or without our consent, every time we do something good for a neighbor or evil to a stranger, as justification if nothing else. Our taxes support the regime, our defiance of taxes serves the regime. Our silence is complicity and our loud protests scare the sheeple back into the arms of the wolves in sheep's clothing.

But some of us keep muddling on and do the best we can and encourage others doing the same, instead of screeching about how everyone else is actually helping the tyrants maintain control. Tyrants consolidate and grasp power, it's what they do, and killing one tyrant means you've cleared the way for another. That doesn't mean you stop fighting tyranny where you find it...even if its a filthy, murderous pervert somewhere in the Middle East.

Also, this particular anonymous special snowflake is an anarchist with a very light frosting of social justice warrior, not a leftist or other doctrinaire Marxist. Yes, such SJW-flavored anarchists tend to help Marxists (see above), but this is largely accidental rather than intentional. They just miss the fact that what Marxists want is a conscription-based military which has no concept of honor and no self-respect or genuine feeling for the defense of their country, only groveling abasement to those in power in hopes of being promoted to better (and less dangerous) positions in the hierarchy of the State.

It is a sad truth that the higher ranks of our officer corp are showing more of this kind of servility every year, but so far our volunteer enlisted military is far more of an obstacle to the designs of tyranny than our Anonymous special snowflakes are...course that's why the ROE and missions are increasingly designed with an eye to killing or maiming our guys for no real gain, then letting them rot in an outstanding example of government-controlled socialized care. But they're doing that to everyone, even those who fight back to the very best of human ability.

Cal said...

You ask me how the US military can be at fault?

It is important to know that both Panetta and Dempsey GAVE the US military to the UN and NATO to be their enforcement arm. Those who served/serve within our military and REFUSED to wear UN/NATO uniforms because they are AMERICAN soldiers were/are imprisoned. Some have "dissapeared".

EVERY single Oath taker and yes, they are ALL REQUIRED to take the Oath if it is any type of government position. The US Constitution requires ALL who serve within our government to take the Oath to "support and defend" (except for US Presidents - "Preserve, Protect, and Defend") it. That Oath makes every single person who serves within our governments - state and fed - PERSONALLY responsible for their own actions while serving.

They cannot lawfully blame "following orders" and/or "doing my job" as a defense. The Nuremberg Trials re-affirmed that if they had not followed orders or had refused to do their job those terrible crimes committed could not have happened. They were found guilty.

Here in America refusals to follow orders things like the “Ludlow Massacre”, Kent State shootings, Waco, Boston "martial law", warrantless searches and breaking into peoples homes, gun control attempts by Traitors, Patriot Act, NDAA, NSA, DHS, TSA, "Free Trade", bailing out the banks, etc, etc, etc would NEVER have happened here. They cannot happen if those ordered to do so refuse.

Opinion - but that is why I believe they have been focusing so much on robotics, they still - despite all the propaganda dumbing down, etc that has been done are afraid that Americans will not blindly accept and follow orders to move against the American people. Yes, it has happened in the past and today, but those were hand picked teams picked prior to those occasions solely for the reason that they have no real American values and are/were willing to commit Treason and terrorism against Americans.

Understand that the people who have never served have constitutionally assigned duties and they not only let them be removed from their memories, they never bothered to read it either because it will never happen here-got your dad's quote saying just the opposite. WE ALL are at fault, but we must educate our young so that this NEVER happens again once we REPLACE those domestic enemies, Traitors, those willing to commit *Terrorism against Americans with people who will be REQUIRED to keep the contract they are under, and it REQUIRES the US Constitution followed and protected FIRST before anything else of ALL of us - it is the only way we can stay free.

John Otis Comeau said...

I would be a liar if I said I don't agree in principle with the Anonymous poster. but once someone leaves the service of the enemy (the US government) I see no more point in rubbing salt into the wounds. welcome back to civilian life, Matthew, and thank you for sharing what you learned so that freedom-loving people of the world can hopefully wrest control of their homelands from *all* tyrants.