Guest Post: A Message To The 'Left' From A 'Right Wing Extremist'

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

A Message To The 'Left' From A 'Right Wing Extremist'

Some discoveries are exciting, joyful, and exhilarating, while others can be quite painful.  Stumbling upon the fact that you do not necessarily have a competent grasp of reality, that you have in fact been duped for most of your life, is not a pleasant experience.  While it may be a living nightmare to realize that part of one’s life was, perhaps, wasted on the false ideas of others, enlightenment often requires that the worldview that we were indoctrinated with be completely destroyed before we can finally resurrect a tangible identity and belief system.  To have rebirth, something must first die...

In 2004, I found myself at such a crossroads.  At that time I was a dedicated Democrat, and I thought I had it all figured out.  The Republican Party was to me a perfect sort of monster.  They had everything!  Corporate puppet masters.  Warmongering zealots.  Fake Christians.  Orwellian social policies.  The Bush years were a special kind of horror.  It was cinematic.  Shakespearean.  If I was to tell a story of absolute villainy, I would merely describe the mass insanity and bloodlust days of doom and dread wrought by the Neo-Con ilk in the early years of the new millennium.

But, of course, I was partly naïve...

The campaign rhetoric of John Kerry was eye opening.  I waited, day after day, month after month for my party’s candidate to take a hard stance on the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I waited for a battle cry against the Patriot Act and the unconstitutional intrusions of the Executive Branch into the lives of innocent citizens.  I waited for a clear vision, a spark of wisdom and common sense.  I waited for the whole of the election for that man to finally embrace the feelings of his supporters and say, with absolute resolve, that the broken nation we now lived in would be returned to its original foundations.  That civil liberty, freedom, and peace, would be our standard once again.  Unfortunately, the words never came, and I realized, he had no opposition to the Bush plan.  He was not going to fight against the wars, the revolving door, or the trampling of our freedoms.  Indeed, it seemed as though he had no intention of winning at all.

I came to see a dark side to the Democratic Party that had always been there but which I had refused to acknowledge.  Their leadership was no different than the Neo-Cons that I despised.  On top of this, many supporters of the Democratic establishment had no values, and no principles.  Their only desire was to “win” at any cost.  They would get their "perfect society" at any cost, even if they had to chain us all together to do it. 

There was no doubt in my mind that if the Democrats reoccupied the White House or any other political power structure one day, they would immediately adopt the same exact policies and attitudes of the Neo-Conservatives, and become just as power-mad if not more so.  In 2008 my theory was proven unequivocally correct.

It really is amazing.  I have seen the so-called “anti-war” party become the most accommodating cheerleader of laser guided death and domination in the Middle East, with predator drones operating in the sovereign skies of multiple countries raining missiles upon far more civilians than “enemy combatants”, all at the behest of Barack Obama.  I have seen the “party of civil liberties” expand on every Constitution crushing policy of the Bush Administration, while levying some of the most draconian legislation ever witnessed in the history of this country.  I have seen Obama endorse enemy combatant status for American citizens, and the end of due process under the law through the NDAA.  I have seen him endorse the end of trial by jury.  I have seen him endorse secret assassination lists, and the federally drafted murder of U.S. civilians.  I have seen him endorse executive orders which open the path to the declaration of a “national emergency” at any time for any reason allowing for the dissolution of most constitutional rights and the unleashing of martial law.

If I was still a Democrat today I would be sickly ashamed.  Yet, many average Democrats actually defend this behavior from their party.  The same behavior they once railed against under Bush.

However, I have not come here to admonish Democrats (at least not most of them).  I used to be just like them.  I used to believe in the game.  I believed that the rules mattered, and that it was possible to change things by those rules with patience and effort.  I believed in non-violent resistance, protest, civil dissent, educational activism, etc.  I thought that the courts were an avenue for political justice.  I believed that the only element required to end corruption would be a sound argument and solid logic backed by an emotional appeal to reason.  I believed in the power of elections, and had faith in the idea that all we needed was the “right candidate” to lead us to the promise land.  Again, I believed in the game. 

The problem is, the way the world works and the way we WISH the world worked are not always congruent.  Attempting to renovate a criminal system while acting within the rigged confines of that system is futile, not to mention delusional.  Corrupt oligarchies adhere to the standards of civility only as long as they feel the need to maintain the illusion of the moral high ground.  Once they have enough control, the mask always comes off, the rotten core is revealed, and immediate violence against dissent commences. 

Sometimes the only solutions left in the face of tyranny are not peaceful.  Logic, reason, and justice are not revered in a legal system which serves the will of the power elite instead of the common man.  The most beautiful of arguments are but meaningless flitters of hot air in the ears of sociopaths.  Sometimes, the bully just needs to be punched in the teeth.

This philosophy of independent action is consistently demonized, regardless of how practical it really is when faced with the facts.  The usual responses to the concept of full defiance are accusations of extremism and malicious intent.  Believe me, when I embarked on the path towards the truth in 2004, I never thought I would one day be called a potential “homegrown terrorist”, but that is essentially where we are in America in 2013.  To step outside the mainstream and question the validity of the game is akin to terrorism in the eyes of the state and the sad cowardly people who feed the machine. 

During the rise of any despotic governmental structure, there is always a section of the population that is given special treatment, and made to feel as though they are “on the winning team”.  For now, it would appear that the “Left” side of the political spectrum has been chosen by the establishment as the favored sons and daughters of the restructured centralized U.S.  However, before those of you on the Left get too comfortable in your new position as the hand of globalization, I would like to appeal to you for a moment of unbiased consideration.  I know from personal experience that there are Democrats out there who are actually far more like we constitutionalists and “right wing extremists” than they may realize.  I ask that you take the following points into account, regardless of what the system decides to label us...

We Are Being Divided By False Party Paradigms

Many Democrats and Republicans are not stupid, and want above all else to see the tenets of freedom respected and protected.  Unfortunately, they also tend to believe that only their particular political party is the true defender of liberty.  The bottom line is, at the top of each party there is very little if any discernible difference between the two.   If you ignore all the rhetoric and only look at action, the Republican and Democratic leadership are essentially the same animal working for the same special interests.  There is no left and right; only those who wish to be free, and those who wish to control.

Last year, the “Left and the “Right” experienced an incredible moment of unity after the introduction of the NDAA.  People on both sides were able to see the terrifying implications of a law that allows the government to treat any American civilian as an enemy of war without right to trial.  In 2013, the establishment is attempting to divide us once again with the issue of gun disarmament.  I have already presented my position on gun rights in numerous other articles and I believe my stance is unshakeable.  But, what I will ask anti-gun proponents and on-the-fence Democrats is this:  How do you think legislation like the NDAA will be enforced in the future?  Is it not far easier to threaten Americans with rendition, torture, and assassination when they are completely unarmed?  If you oppose the NDAA, you should also oppose any measure which gives teeth to the NDAA, including the debasement of the 2nd Amendment.

Democrats Are Looking For Help In The Wrong Place

Strangely, Democrats very often search for redress within the very system they know is criminal.  For some reason, they think that if they bash their heads into the wall long enough, a door will suddenly appear.  I’m here to tell you, there is no door. 

The biggest difference between progressives and conservatives is that progressives consistently look to government to solve all the troubles of the world, when government is usually the CAUSE of all the troubles in the world.  The most common Democratic argument is that in America the government “is what we make it”, and we can change it anytime we like through the election process.  Maybe this was true at one time, but not anymore.  Just look at Barack Obama!  I would ask all those on the Left to take an honest look at the policies of Obama compared to the policies of most Neo-Cons, especially when it comes to constitutional liberties.  Where is the end to Middle Eastern war?  Where is the end to domestic spy programs?  Where is the end to incessant and dictatorial executive orders?  Where is the conflict between the Neo-Cons and the Neo-Liberals?  And, before you point at the gun control debate, I suggest you look at Obama’s gun policies compared to Mitt Romney’s and John McCain’s – there is almost no difference whatsoever…

If the two party system becomes a one party system, then elections are meaningless, and electing a new set of corrupt politicians will not help us.

Democrats Value Social Units When They Should Value Individuals Instead

Democrats tend to see everything in terms of groups.  Victim status groups, religious groups, racial groups, special interest groups, etc.  They want to focus on the health of the whole world as if it is a single entity.  It is not.  Without individuals, there is no such thing as “groups”, and what we might categorize as groups change and disperse without notice.  Groups do not exist beyond shared values, and even then, the individual is still more important in the grand scheme of things. 

As a former Democrat, I know that the obsession with group status makes it easy to fall into the trap of collectivism.  It is easy to think that what is best for you must be best for everybody.  This Utopian idealism is incredibly fallible.  Wanting the best for everyone is a noble sentiment, but using government as a weapon to force your particular vision of the “greater good” on others leads to nothing but disaster.  The only safe and reasonable course is to allow individuals to choose for themselves how they will function in society IF they choose to participate at all.  Government must be left out of the equation as much as possible.  Its primary job should be to safeguard the individual’s right to choose how he will live.  You have to get over the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect social order, and even if there was, no government is capable of making it happen for you.   

Democrats Can Become As Power-Mad As Any Neo-Con

I think it is important to point out how quickly most Democratic values went out the door as soon as Barack Obama was placed in the White House.  Let’s be clear; you cannot claim to be anti-war, anti-torture, anti-assassination, anti-surveillance, anti-corporate, anti-bank, anti-rendition, etc. while defending the policies of Obama at the same time.  This is hypocrisy. 

I have heard some insane arguments from left leaning proponents lately.  Some admit that Obama does indeed murder and torture, but “at least he is pushing for universal health care…”.  Even if it did work (which it won’t), is Obamacare really worth having a president who is willing to murder children on the other side of the world and black-bag citizens here at home?  Do not forget your moral compass just because you think the system is now your personal playground.  If you do, you are no better than all the angry bloodcrazed Republicans that bumbled into the Iraq War while blindly following George W. Bush. 

There Is A Difference Between Traditional Conservatives And Neo-Cons

Neo-Cons are not conservative.  They are in fact socialist in their methods, and they always expand government spending and power while reducing constitutional protections.  The “Liberty Movement”, of which I am proudly a part, is traditional conservative.  We believe that government, especially as corrupt as it is today, cannot be trusted to administrate and nursemaid over every individual in our nation.  It has proven time after time that it caters only to criminally inclined circles of elites.  Therefore, we seek to reduce the size and influence of government so that we can minimize the damage that it is doing.  For this, we are called “extremists”. 

Governments are not omnipotent.  They are not above criticism, or even punishment.  They are merely a collection of individuals who act either with honor or dishonor.  In the Liberty Movement, we treat a corrupt government just as we would treat a corrupt individual.  We do not worship the image of the state, nor should any Democrat.

Liberty Minded Conservatives Are Not “Terrorists”

There will come a time, very soon I believe, when people like me are officially labeled “terrorists”.  Perhaps because we refuse gun registration or confiscation.  Perhaps because we develop alternative trade markets outside the system.  Maybe because some of us are targeted by federal raids, and we fight back instead of submitting.  Maybe because we speak out against the establishment during a time of “declared crisis”, and speech critical of the government is labeled “harmful to the public good”.  One way or another, whether you want to believe me now or not, the day is coming. 

Before this occurs, and the mainstream media attacks us viciously as “conspiracy theorists” and traitors, I want the Left to understand that no matter what you may hear about us, our only purpose is to ensure that our natural rights are not violated, our country is not decimated, and our republic is governed with full transparency.  We are not the dumb redneck racist hillbilly gun nuts you see in every primetime TV show, and anyone who acts out of personal bias and disdain for their fellow man is not someone we seek to associate with.  We fight because we have no other choice.  Our conscience demands that we oppose centralized tyranny.  We do what we do because the only other option is subservience and slavery.   

Many of the people I have dealt with in the Liberty Movement are the most intelligent, well-informed, principled and dedicated men and women I have ever met.  They want, basically, what most of us want:

  • to be free to determine their own destinies.
  • To be free to speak their minds without threat of state retribution.
  • To be free to defend themselves from any enemy that would seek to oppress them.
  • To live within an economic environment that is not rigged in favor of elitist minorities and on the verge of engineered collapse.
  • To live in a system that respects justice and legitimate law instead of using the law as a sword against the public.
  • To wake up each day with solace in the knowledge that while life in many regards will always be a difficult thing, we still have the means to make it better for ourselves and for the next generation.
  • To wake up knowing that those inner elements of the human heart which make us most unique and most endearing are no longer considered “aberrant”, and are no longer under threat.

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Harbanger's picture

Divide and conquer is not just a military strategy.  Divide and conquer is a leftist strategy and is well documented by Saul Alinsky, he talks about the need for classes and not individuals in his rules for radicals.  Do you even know who he is and his connection to the current administration?   Just search his name and obama.

RockyRacoon's picture

Too late.  Looks like you are too far down the rabbit hole.

Shell Game's picture

Harbanger, I think Brandon verbalized it quite well above. It is traditional conservatives vs. statists.  The so-called 'Right' LOVES big socialist government and uses the MSM to their delight.  Therefore, the media is Leftist simply because Republicans and Democrats are both Leftists. 

As a side note, I've seen many a Republican use fucking Alinsky tactics.  There is only one party.  Rather than villify ALL Dems, find issues of common ground - the article is full of them.

jwoop66's picture

there are statists and there are individualists.   They are very different.  The govt is obviously filled with statists by nature.   The public is split.   That is where the conflict is.  Unfortunately, half the public supports the statists in charge who control the military, police and the courts.  One of their most useful weapons is to have people saying, "there is no difference!"

Oldwood's picture

There are significant differences between left and right ideologies. Unfortunately, due to the self perpetuating nature of politics, the parties that claim to represent the ideologies are driving us to the same destination. While republicans claim to be for smaller government and have proven themselves to be blatant copitulating liars, democrats can openly pursue their statist goals. The MSM is complicit in this drive to a leftist agenda and openly attacks any agenda that seeks to restrain it's "progress". Republicans may be useless shills, but do not tell me that the idologies are the same. This is just another distraction of "former" leftists who have suddenly discovered that they have been weaving the rope for their own noose.

akak's picture


There are significant differences between left and right ideologies.

Yes, and Burger King and McDonald's represent opposite ends of the dining experience continuum too.

Oldwood's picture

If you believe that, then it explains alot. Just keep hanging on to that thought. I'll be dining at Ruth's Chris.

jwoop66's picture

you confuse republican/democrat with left and right.   There is a difference between left and right.

Teamtc321's picture

"I am tired of being polite and civil in this matter."


Come on akak, are you really trying to tell us blindly that there is no difference between some leftist mouth piece like Andria Mitchell or their beloved Maddow?

Gun grabbing, keyonesian loving, pass it before you read it Noboma Tax Care, dictator dick sucking scum bags have a way to go to compare to so called conservative mouth pieces akak.

Give me a fucking break.........there are many that are tired of being polite and civil on this matter as well fyi. 


sentient's picture

i told my bitch freak mother-in-law today that the first time she rats to a doctor anything about my family she is cut of in more ways than one...............  she bitched about bush like i did and now obama is her hero....  problem is i equalize.. they both fng suck.

sentient's picture

i told my bitch freak mother-in-law today that the first time she rats to a doctor anything about my family she is cut of in more ways than one...............  she bitched about bush like i did and now obama is her hero....  problem is i equalize.. they both fng suck.

Al Gorerhythm's picture

Did you tell her twice? LOL

SilverRhino's picture

Bush x 3?   More like Bush ^ 3

Cman5000's picture

I agree my Lib friends try and explain away what's going on but blaming Bush is getting old. I just tell them you own what's coming ...

SMG's picture

Keep fighting against tyranny no matter what. Do not give up any freedom.  Please fight  my fellow citizens.

Al Gorerhythm's picture


Many of the people I have dealt with in the Liberty Movement are the most intelligent, well-informed, principled and dedicated men and women I have ever met.  They want, basically, what most of us want:

  • to be free to determine their own destinies.
  • To be free to speak their minds without threat of state retribution.
  • To be free to defend themselves from any enemy that would seek to oppress them.
  • To live within an economic environment that is not rigged in favor of elitist minorities and on the verge of engineered collapse.
  • To live in a system that respects justice and legitimate law instead of using the law as a sword against the public.
  • To wake up each day with solace in the knowledge that while life in many regards will always be a difficult thing, we still have the means to make it better for ourselves and for the next generation.
  • To wake up knowing that those inner elements of the human heart which make us most unique and most endearing are no longer considered “aberrant”, and are no longer under threat.

You are right, Brandon Smith, you have absorbed the red pill and have shown there is another path.....

If the left wants, what the right wants, then why the divisive two party "democratic" voting system of government? We are all Americans with predominantly the same essential expectations about rights and Liberty. Therefore, why can't we come together and be Constitutionalist Americans?. The divergence in politics is an inculcated or learned, dogmatic belief; It's has the guise of freedom but is called "Democracy". It is a divisive falshood which has no referential outline under the constitution, is a dogma which our founding fathers witnessed and warned about, predicted its birth in our land and under its spell, our eventual descent into full-blown socialism. Here we are. Dictatoial government instituted by industrial and financial oligarchs, who all piss in the same pot, as Brandon observed. 

There is a document somewhere that mapped out our past. It created a free land, one that promoted the rights of the individual above that of some upstart tyrant or dominant group. It's purpose was to establish a Constitutional Republic and I believe that a couple of documents that describe how it works are burried somewhere in the archive section of Congress. I think we used to be guided by it [end of sarc] but its tenets have been misconstrued and re-interpreted or simply ignored, by the trusted agents of the people. One of the documents described how it was to live under the yoke of a tyrant, who used force to instill his rules over free men. The other described and constituted the methods and laws that would restrain tyranical overlords and protected free men living civilly in a free and lawful society.

Our "REPRESENTATIVES", now, (and for the past 100 years) who have promoted the current system, if observed using observational guidlines, are truly, clinically, treacherous people. Those who work for them can be construed as the same, or are indifferently desperate. They are: LIARS (ignore their campaign promises (I will not take your guns, there will be no new taxes, I will balance the budget;, THIEVES (tax on ones labor, inflationary Federal Reserve Notes i.e. interest bearing swindle chits); SOCIOPATHIC MURDERERS (government sanctioned hit lists); OPPORTUNIST SWINDLERS (congressional insider-trading laws); TRAITORS (oath breakers) and; STAND-OVER MERCHANTS (established the  IRS to enforce compliance). They employ militarized strongmen to enforce their edicts (IRS, TSA, SWAT, Fatherland Security), those edicts and bureaucracys being usually unconstitutional, dictatorial, tyranical and growing in number, as authorized by Exuctive Order (Hail the new King, same as the old one).

How anyone can morally vote for any one of them (when they know that the purpose of their vote is to employ the government to dictate to their percieved "political enemies", the terms of how to live in their idea of society), is beyond me.

Like you, I was educated to be a true believer in their two party system. One day, a red pill was circumstantially forced down my throat and it was a bitter pill to swallow. My politics were thrown upside down, expunged and the abortion laid out in front of me. My trust in leaders and men of state were destroyed but I was, following the investigation of the cause of my situation, plesently awakened to real Liberty and now know that it exists.

It (Liberty) is a thorn in the side of power mongers. It threatens the cultivated image of them which they have fed us. All Constitutionalists and Libertarians are a dire and fatal threat to them.That being the case it is justifiable to conclude that Ron Paul was threated by these thugs, with something he couldn't live with. They will stop at nothing. They will sacrafice their own (there's no honor among thieves). They even sacrifice children, remotely with drones, in the name of "Democracy", all wrapped in the flag and blessed by their current god (god bless America), just to maintain their influence over the halls of the people and ultimate power. They are sick and those who support this are in need of help as well.

Liberty. Come on in brother! The water's fine.

Just sayin'.


kill switch's picture

And all you hear now are crickets from the left.....


Chris Hedges. He speak extensively one this very subject

sschu's picture

Lust for power, the idea that one can play god is the root evil of mankind.

"Above all else men desire power" also from LOTR.

It will be our ultimate demise, the Good Book tells the story pretty clearly.  But the result is much better.



The Shootist's picture

I think he's confusing neo-cons with the GOP establishment. The establishment is awful and hates the people and the Tea Party. John McShame is a GOP establishment, as I'm sure Scott Brown is.  There aren't many conservatives left, sorry to sea DeMint leave. Of course, Ron Paul is great, his son, I'm not so sure.

The liberals are national socialist NAZIS and hell on earth.

economics9698's picture

My epiphany moment came when Reagan raised my Social Security taxes instead of killing the program.  Then he spent like a drunken sailor and increased regulations on Wall Street.  That’s when I discovered Ron Paul when he was running for president on the Libertarian ticket.

Good job Brandon, you are lucky to be blessed with a good intelect. 

Ident 7777 economy's picture


"Then he -correction- congress spent like a drunken sailor ... "


Fixed it for ya ...

bobert's picture

There was the pre-bullet to the chest Reagan and then a post-bullet to the chest Reagan.

Frankie Carbone's picture

"Ronnie, don't get all independant on us and try to play this naive "serve your country shit". Jack did that and he had an accident if you recall. You play ball and we'll make sure that there's no Lee Harvey Oswald with your name on his mind. We'll sweeten the deal with a guaranteed re-election, and a favorable legacy. 


You ready to play ball Ronnie? How'd that bullet feel anyways?"

FeralSerf's picture

Reagan was supposed to die in the assassination attempt.  It was botched.  But he did learn that it was safer to let Bush and Co. make all the important decisions from then on.  And they did.

GetZeeGold's picture



Coke or's still cola.

The Shootist's picture

I'll take a Coca Cola please, Pepsi's awful.

GetZeeGold's picture



Yeah...but if you're really thirsty, you'll drink the Pepsi....and that's the problem. Neither one is all that good for you is the point.


EscapingProgress's picture

The one thing I will never understand is the enormous support gun control gets from the "left". America is clearly a Fascist nation and places no value on any human life. The state only cooperates with labor unions so far as the labor unions serve the interests of the state, but the "left" sees labor union support from the state as evidence that the state is on their side which, of course, is not the case. Below are some quotes from Mussolini, so you can better understand what exactly Fascism is...

"The Fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State--a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values--interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people."

"Fascism recognises the real needs which gave rise to socialism and trade-unionism, giving them due weight in the guild or corporative system in which diverent interests are coordinated and harmonised in the unity of the State."

"Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere."

"The Fascist State lays claim to rule in the economic field no less than in others; it makes its action felt throughout the length and breadth of the country by means of its corporate, social, and educational institutions, and all the political, economic, and spiritual forces of the nation, organised in their respective associations, circulate within the State."

"The corporate State considers that private enterprise in the sphere of production is the most effective and useful instrument in the interest of the nation. In view of the fact that private organisation of production is a function of national concern, the organiser of the enterprise is responsible to the State for the direction given to production. State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management."

It is not only clear that America is an outright Fascistic nation concerning its domestic policies, but the American Fascist elites have also consistently given assistance to Fascists around the globe in order to suppress people's revolutions (sometimes this support even included supplying and training Fascist death squads who have deplorable human rights records). Some examples include: Spanish Revolution, Greek Revolution, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Of course, we also have the instance of prominent American elites, namely Henry Ford and Prescott Bush, giving aid to Hitler. One of the most recent examples is the support given to the Theofascistic FSA against secular and relatively moderate Muslim gov'ts. The FSA consists of many Wahhabist Muslims (these are the same Jihadi extremists that we are bombing in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and who orchestrated 9/11) who were most likely indoctrinated in Saudi funded Wahhabist mosques and madrassas.

So, back to gun control. Why does the "left" harbor this insane idea that the Fascistic American gov't is going to help them and protect them when these Fascists have consistently crushed people's revolutions as if they were playing Whack-A-Mole with a sledgehammer? The Fascists have tanks, planes, missiles, drones, prison camps, and central banks, and the "left" wants to eliminate the only realistic means of resistance against Fascist tyranny that the people have - arms.

gnomon's picture

Because the idiot left that is in the street does not think that Obummer or his successors will ever turn on them.   Oh, but they will, when our reserve currency dies.  They will be shooting them down in Harlem as the riots rage. 

Freddie's picture

Aaron Swartz before the chair was pulled from under his feet by the O goons.   He was suicided.

jwoop66's picture

I believe the useful idiots are always among the first against the wall.   They are no longer needed.

Shell Game's picture

The only hope I see of the Dems actually 'getting' the 2nd Amendment is if this wreck actually makes it to a 2016 election and the RepubliCons get a zealot elected.  THEN AND ONLY THEN will they understand the core of the 2nd and finally embrase it. One would think anyway...

Mr. Magoo's picture

In the Land of Mordor (Washington) where the Shadows lie.

Lordflin's picture

Well constructed article. I came from the other side of the political spectrum. My initial awakening took place when I read 'Creature From Jekyll Island' back in 1995. It connected a whole lot of dots. From there I started digging... The deeper I dug the darker it got.

Lordflin's picture

Well constructed article. I came from the other side of the political spectrum. My initial awakening took place when I read 'Creature From Jekyll Island' back in 1995. It connected a whole lot of dots. From there I started digging... The deeper I dug the darker it got.

koder's picture

Irrelevant till the EBT cards stop working. The beast slumbers till then.

Dick Buttkiss's picture

Yes, Koder, irrelevent until then (and you'd better be perpared for it), but let me respond to Brandon by first quoting him:

I believed that the only element required to end corruption would be a sound argument and solid logic backed by an emotional appeal to reason.

My first inclination was to howl in classic Mogambo Guru fasshion -- "Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!" -- but as that would be rude of me (and am I ever?), I want to geuniunely thank Brandon for bearing his soul and realizing, or at least approaching the moment when he hopefully does, that the Old Paradigm of statism is giving way to a New Paradigm of freedom, and one that has never been experienced before.

We have the Internet and related wonders of modern technology to thank for that, and should TPTB be able to take enough of these away from us that we can no longer communicate as we now are, then it's very likely that another Dark Age, or worse, awaits.

But I don't think it does. Rather, I think that a relatively short-term convulsion awaits, however devastating for millions -- as millions already have been devastated -- as the Old Paradigm collapses under its own weight (and the increasing weightlessness of its Monopoly money), that the New Paradigm might arise from its ashes.

I live and work for that day, I truly do, as growing numbers of you on ZH and elsewhre do, evermindful, of course, that . . .

The state can kiss my ass.

jwoop66's picture

In other words, "its different now."            /s

Everyman's picture

WOW!  This is what I think!


THANK YOU!!!  Well written, and YES the tow parties are corrupt and tyrannical, and WRONG!  We need a better body politic and that will unfortunately have to come by force.

otto skorzeny's picture

ironic that you have a tool from our CIA department of propaganda in Hollywood as your avatar

sunaJ's picture

Just because you had to fight at your first fight in Fight Club, it doesn't mean that you had to win, so you're all right.  I didn't red you, btw.

Freddie's picture

Yes.  His avatar is a real CS'er.  His grandad was insanely wealthy because he invented the shopping mall (in the beltway/DC).  He is a real libturd prick. Edward Norton. I forget the prick's name.

TV and Hollywood are for sheep libtards.  Keep being sheep watching.  This includes anything on TV.

Alpo for Granny's picture

The prick (his grandfather) was Rouse. They built most of Columbia, MD. A small liberal melting-potish city in very wealthy Howard County MD.

Everyman's picture

Well actually, I chose this avatar, not for the CIA issues or any other issue, but for the character in "Fight Club" the foil of this site, you DO remember that???  "On a lng enough time line..." and all that?  this guy's name in the movie is "everyman". 

You may catch the irony, but the obvious, not so much.  Remember that Tyler is the "figment" of "everyman's" imagination or psyche, or the other personality depending on your POV.  Everyman is the root identity.  Maybe you can think that through and compare that to the economic situation and the "schizophrenic" way the market is and make the obvious connection; apparently you are really smart.  Caught the irony, missed the obvious!

BTW, had the avatar since I joined 2.5 years ago.

Freddie's picture

Edward Norton is c**K lefty CIA puppet rich kid.  Screw him.

Everyman's picture

Fine,  he is a cock lefty.  That is real life.

Everyman is a character.  Gt the difference yet?

jwoop66's picture

Average elite leftist?     +1