Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary
From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.
The ideological war has begun. It is upon us now. We did not ask for this confrontation. It has been thrust upon us by the leadership of the Democrat party, their well-oiled Reich Ministry of Propaganda the mainstream media (MSM), and the ideologues who dutifully follow them.
A supercharged political atmosphere hovers over the entire country like a menacing smog. Its presence is everywhere. It cannot be ignored. It has divided us more than any time since the Civil War, when brothers at arms opposed each other across bloody battlefields that claimed over 618,000 sacrificial lambs.
The foundations of America are under attack, from our Constitution, to our institutions, to our economic system, to our societal norms and values, literally every aspect of our way of life. This is not a drill.
The Democrat Party (DNC) is the metaphoric siege machine, hurling giant boulders into the castle that is America. We are holding on for now, but the walls are crumbling. Having the media as their protectorate, they now push their socialist agenda to “fundamentally transform America” by forcing it down our collective throats, every single day. They have no intentions of engaging in debate, or negotiation, on the merits of their proposals. They march in lock-step with total unity, softening the language with deceptive phrases designed to fool the masses, expecting them to accept their authority. Too often, their stated goals are completely disingenuous, and have nothing to do with the real objective. Everyone who fails to fall into line is vilified, publicly scorned, and outcast from society in textbook fascist fashion.
To be fair, many lifelong Democrat voters are not engaged enough to have realized their beloved party has been hijacked by the extreme left-wing socialist faction that runs it today. Indeed, most people are so busy in the routines of everyday life, they barely have time to think about anything else at all, let alone politics. They simply tune in casually every four years and perform their civic duty as they always have, then walk away feeling good about themselves for supporting what they believed were genuine concerns expressed by their favorite partisans. Hillary Clinton was caught by a hot mic saying, “voters are stupid”. The DNC actually believes their own voters are “useful idiots”. I can’t blame them for being loyal, but maybe some of them are ripe for enlightenment. It is one of the missions of American Patriots to make them aware that their decisions were haphazard at best, and disastrous by the results of their choice.
All American Patriots  are certainly disheartened by the direction this country is taking at the hands of the DNC and the MSM. It is not enough to get riled up and vent to your like-minded friends on Facebook to see how many “Likes” you can get. We must do more. This is a call to action. But even when you know you must act, it’s a matter of how. We know we must do something. But what exactly can we do, without placing ourselves in legal jeopardy? It’s one thing to be publicly ridiculed, perhaps even a “badge of honor”. It’s another level to face federal prison, which I don’t recommend. At American Patriots, as in all my posts, I suggest we exercise caution before acting, or even saying anything that could be deemed slanderous or libelous towards specific individuals. For some legal definitions and pertinent statutes, check out my page on Statutes to Avoid
There are some things we can do to help fight the socialist agenda. You will see that none of these suggestions advocate violence. They are all peaceful and completely legal means that require some degree of activism. Generally, I don’t care much for activists, but we must fight fire with fire and employ the same tactics they use rather effectively.
• Speak out
Talk to your family, friends, and neighbors. In many cases, you may already know how they lean politically, and can avoid the ideologues. If you are unsure, you can start with subtle hints of your position and watch closely how they react. Obviously it’s better to do this face-to-face, not via text or phone. I’m no psychiatrist, but any negative response or defensive body language probably indicates resistance and a sign to stop right there. If they seem enthused to continue the discussion, it’s likely they are already in our “tent” and it won’t take long to confirm that. It’s those who seem slightly caught off-guard, ask respectful questions, or seem willing to engage civilly that may be “on the fence” and are potential converts. It might be best to proceed slowly in light doses, perhaps over several engagements, but you can probably get a few points across eventually that could make them think a little. Try to keep it respectful, not mean, angry, or condescending.
• Debate them if necessary
I love this one. I choose my debates wisely, but I’m undefeated. Why? Because when I decide to engage in debate, it’s already over. The opponent has no chance to prove his point because he is wrong, period! Typically, I’ll allow him to present his case, and then destroy it in less than two minutes. It’s so easy I have gotten bored with the exercise. How can that be possible? Have you listened to the positions they hold? Virtually every issue is nonsensical. Almost everything they say can be easily exposed as hypocrisy, contradicting things they have said earlier about the same issue. Case in point:
Have you noticed that practically every time they are confronted with anything they deem offensive, the other party is “racist”? I don’t know what race has to do with anything in the 21st century, but Obama brought it into the social consciousness and now the entire “progressive” movement plays the race card at every opportunity. They talk about reparations and use affirmative action as reverse discrimination, as if the black community is to receive preferential treatment from now on. I don’t have any animosity whatsoever towards the black community. They deserve every opportunity on an equal basis just like the Constitution says. I’m happy they are included and part of making society a better place to live. I didn’t even want to bring race into the conversation, but the left wants to go back to conditions before the Civil War as justification for their demands, they need to be reminded that it was the “party of Lincoln” (Republicans) who freed the slaves and fought for the post-Civil War constitutional amendments that acknowledged their rights. Southern Democrats were responsible for suppressing the black vote. Now they claim it’s Republicans who are suppressing the black vote. Republicans aren’t suppressing any voters. They just want to ensure that all votes are legitimate, cast by actual citizens, each one entitled to one vote. Democrats, on the other hand, are pushing for nationwide mail-in ballots and voting for non-citizens, which happens to be unconstitutional. Some major cities like New York and Los Angeles have already approved non-citizen voting. You might “fact check” that and conclude that Illegal voting doesn’t happen, but be cognizant of the source. Typically, a left-wing “journalist” will ignore factual data or just blatantly lie. The current Democrat presidential administration even recruits people from across the globe to come here illegally, apply for free stuff, and vote Democrat to keep the free stuff flowing. As ridiculous as all that sounds, it’s obvious the debate was over pretty quickly.
• Get involved
Examine the voting records of some of your district Representatives (U. S. House) and listen carefully to what they are saying. Or listen to new candidates for clues on whether they seem to be patriots or socialists. Then show your support for those candidates by promoting them on your social media, perhaps even volunteering for their campaign efforts if you have the time. Don’t waste your time on local politicians, with a few exceptions. For example, all the hoopla over the school board meetings in Virginia have made national news because they involve national issues, such as the rights of parents to be active in the curriculum of their children, against the school districts teaching Critical Race Theory. Parental groups could be organized to attend all school board meetings and protest all efforts to teach our young minds socialist ideas. The indoctrination of our children must be stopped. But in general, it’s the federal level candidates we need to focus on. Keep in mind, it’s not necessary to love the Republican party or their candidates. We need to defeat every Democrat at every opportunity, no matter who the opponent is.
The First Amendment guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The DNC is actively working on destroying the First Amendment through excessive restrictions, but at this writing, no law has been passed that eliminates our right to peaceably protest.
By the way, the January 6th event at the U. S. Capitol the Democrats and the media are calling “Insurrection Day”, was in fact, mostly peaceful protestors. Yes, there were some who carried out acts of violence and they are justly being held to account for their actions. Those bad actors appear to have been extreme right-wing groups who descended upon the scene with ill intent, but by no stretch of the imagination did they represent the full body of protestors, nor was anything said by Trump at his rally that morning indicative of a call to storm the building by violence. The media labelling all Republicans as “white supremacists” is no more accurate than us calling all Democrats morons. Again, the media using propaganda to influence the perceived idiots that follow their “authority”. The media essentially assumes their own viewers are idiots, expecting to retain credibility after bloviating such nonsense.
Boycott, divest, and sanction corporations and even small companies that have expressed their socialist ideology. Mark Levin talks about this in depth in his latest book American Marxism.  Companies that can be identified supporting the DNC and their socialist agenda should be boycotted by true American patriots. Simply take your business elsewhere. Conversely, companies that have obviously stood up against these anti-American movements, should be supported by patriotic consumers. If you have a stock portfolio, review the companies you have invested in and liquidate those assets for redirection to companies that share your American pride. In other words, sanction goods and services that openly follow socialist movements, and call them directly to voice your concerns. Media Research Center tracks corporate sponsors of major network news shows.  How many times have you heard that left-wing activists have threatened to cease the sponsorship of prime time opinion shows hosted by Fox news personalities they don’t approve of? Who says you can’t do the same thing to their favorite talking heads?
These are just a few actions that any citizen can perform to help save America, and we as American Patriots must be willing to step forward and be heard. America depends on those willing to defend her.
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 Levin, Mark R. ; American Marxism, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, © 2021 ; Chapter 7, pp. 252-276. I don’t have any financial interest or affiliation with any of Mark’s books. This book is highly recommended.
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