I haven't gone looking for blogs and commentary about a coming revolution; but I have read the articles at my usual places. There are quite a few, they run from articles that mention revolution in the title, but the text has little to do with the title to one commentary at WND calling for the revolution in the desire to eradicate the liberals. In the middle was Chuck Baldwin saying that he has drawn a line, and won't comply with changes regarding registration or confiscation. I've been thinking about this subject quite a bit, but there are a lot of things to consider; I'll mention some of them here.
You're probably aware of what the White House has been doing the last couple of weeks. My take is that it could be serious for a couple reasons; one being their actions, the other being unintended consequences. As for their actions, the president is talking about an executive order to deal with gun ownership. I think that's likely posturing and serious. Posturing to intimidate the legislative branch into compliance, yet serious because of the other action they've taken. The other action being Biden's meeting with various groups like the NRA. That I suppose is pure posturing, but what I see them saying is:”Look, we tried to be nice, but it didn't work, so now we're going to get tough.” Thus the first threat has credibility. Their supporters will lap it up.
Even if it's all posturing that would have led to another incremental compromise, there's a danger that
some neo-John Brown figure will further ignite passions, or that this president will want to throw his weight around, or both. If a conflict does arise, each side has strengths and weaknesses. In a previous post, I questioned the motives of American gun owners. They claim to be concerned about the constitution, including gun ownership; but I wonder if it's more of an identity issue, considering how much of the constitution has been lost so far. I don't endorse gun surrender or confiscation, there are reasons to keep guns. The places where these mass shootings have taken place are gun free zones. Not only are guns useful for self defense, but there's a future application as well. I let my mind wander on this one, and had an interesting thought: Since this president is dismantling this country, what business does he have telling people how to deal with the consequences? When a country collapses, there's usually a lot of disorder and violence. People will want their guns. So he breaks the country, basically ends it, but wants to limit how people deal with the fallout? On the other hand, a more realistic assessment is that he wants to end the country as it is known, then rule over the result. Ah, reality appears again.
As for my part in a revolution, I've had serious thoughts about leaving the country, so I haven't been committed to joining. Actually, emigration is a lot less cause of hesitation than looking at the bigger picture regarding the moral and religious condition of the country. I'll call the rebels the Patriots, and the government forces the Comms. Sounds like an old episode of Star Trek, but it works.
One of my concerns is that even if the Patriots win, what sort of people will they get to fill their new government positions? This country has a lot of people that have fair weather morality. If the Patriots didn't win, and I couldn't leave, I'd be in trouble, I've made too many public proclamations against cherished Liberal positions. It's not just here, but other ways and places. So it is a concern to me, but man, the big picture, it's not bright.
The biggest strength of the Patriots is their numbers. I would put it in the millions. However, they will need every bit of that number. People aren't familiar with discomfort, nothing like they were in 1861. A large number of the Patriot force will fall away after some physical discomfort. And discomfort there will be. The Comms will control the food, which doesn't come from the family farm as it did in the 19th century. They will occupy the controlled access roads, AKA freeways. Think about how big a concrete area a freeway is. Lots of room to park tanks, troop carriers, maybe even land planes. Everything they are learning about urban combat in the Mideast wars will be used against the Patriots. Any disruptions in utilities of other conveniences will be blamed on the Patriots. Remember how united the Comms and the media are.
Remember too the nature of the Comms; they are PBIK. Partial birth infant killers. They endorse this practice. In case you're not familiar, partial birth abortion is legal in this country, the procedure is as follows: At any time before a baby is born, can be just days before birth, pull the baby out of the mother's womb by the feet. Be sure not to let the head come out, then it would have legal status as a person. Now, while the little arms and legs are wiggling around, insert a pair of scissors or other sharp instrument into the base of the baby's skull. The activity will cease. Suck the brain matter out with a vacuum, so that the head passes easier. Toss the blob of tissue in the dumpster. I'm not making this up. This is what the Comms strive to keep legal.
Any notion of the Comms fighting the Patriots in a civilized way should be abandoned. They will relish eliminating the enemies of their grand Utopian schemes. And like King Charles against Cromwell, Comm Chief will use foreign assistance against his own people if he needs to. Some commentators are predicting that local law enforcement won't go along with Federal edicts; but I have my doubts. As they say, “follow the money”, local officials will be pressured from State authorities to conform, so that Federal funding won't be lost.
The Patriots have some advantages; they know what the Comms will do to their families should they lose, they know how to make things at hand work. Federal government employees live in a lie, a sort of fantasy world that is funded by public debt. They have their rules and procedures, but would have a very hard time supporting themselves by means of self employment. The Patriots have other advantages, but need to be aware that regardless of their numbers, this won't be a cake walk.
There is a part of me that is so inclined toward denial. Just wanting that none of this will happen, it's the usual political clashes, everything will continue pretty much as it is. But this country is in big trouble. The public debt is the lie that hides our true condition. Even if civil war doesn't change the country as we know it, how long can this sustain? When a country disintegrates what typically happens? I can predict some immediate things easily, just figure what is the most irresponsible, destructive, cowardly, cursed decision a politician can make, and bingo, there's your answer. The key word though is cursed. Isn't it obvious that if something is that extreme, that consistent, and predictable; that something bigger is at work?
I'm a Christian, I don't rob banks, or commit adultery, obvious things like that. But I'm far from perfect, in fact it's been very trying the last five years or more, coming to grips with just how big my faults are. One of those faults is not being more certain of Christ's voice. He said that His sheep will know His voice. I've seen a lot of questionable people claiming to speak for God. That, and I've been very blessed to condition myself to see things from more than one perspective before coming to a conclusion. The flip side of which is that I can get caught up in a long pro or con decision making process, some call it the paralysis of analysis. All this means I'm careful to say that this thought or that idea came from God. That's why I'm always saying “could be that”, I've speculated”, There's a possibility that” ; I want to let people know that I'm not claiming to be a prophet. I wish I could say with certainty that this and this are about to happen to this country.
What I'm much more adamant about is that political discussions are usually void of what is going on in the spiritual realm. There is one guy that's better than most, his name is Bradlee Dean, a columnist at WND. Others, though leave Him or the adversary completely out of their discussions. It looks pretty obvious to me that things have gone steadily downhill for this country for about fifty years. That's the time when we embraced Darwin, and disregarded God. I came to know the Lord through creation science, since then I've seen Him be amazingly involved in my life. He's so real that I can't imagine Him not being involved at a national level.
Back to the what could happen...the country could stay together, and turn into something more like other countries, where you have the rich and the poor; the middle class is gone. It stays that way for a long time, like the perpetual awfulness where corruption is the norm and people are ever trying to improve their lot with a new political party or system. Or, things could be more abrupt, like the collapse of the former Soviet Union. There became a number of independent regions in the aftermath.
In the last couple days I've had a different thought regarding all the above. If I could not or did not follow through with my long time plan to leave the country, and there was a civil war which the Patriots won; I would continually loath myself if I did not aid their cause. On the other hand, it looks completely hopeless to join those who don't really know God. They use His name, but live a lot like their lost neighbors. But what if someone stood up and said this:
“Oh God, in the midst of this strife, we covenant with Thee this day, that if you will grant us this region, we will repent of our lustful ways, we will banish Darwin, we will gladly proclaim You in our homes, in public, and in our schools. We will not allow abomination in the name of art or entertainment. Grant us this thing Lord, that we may live as your people in this place.”
I know, I know, just how big a change that is, but it's the only thing I could be a part of, the only thing that has a glimmer of hope.