We Need a Win

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 Americans were despondent.  The propaganda machine was running 24/7 pumping out rah-rah stuff to bolster American resolve and boost the efforts to get men in uniform as quickly as possible.  But the beating the US Navy took at Pearl Harbor had shocked the American populace and devastated morale.

FDR was a shrewd judge of American sentiment and knew instinctively what was needed to boost that morale.  He told his War Department that the American people needed a symbolic act to prove that Japan hadn’t destroyed our ability to take the war to their door.  He wanted his generals to come up with a plan to hit the Japanese capitol, Tokyo.

The result of that order was the Doolittle Raid.  Basically, it was a suicide mission to send planes from an aircraft carrier to bomb Tokyo without enough fuel to return.  Sixteen five-man crews in B-25B medium bombers were launched from the USS Hornet under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle.  Each plane dropped its ton of bombs on Tokyo and the surrounding cities and then flew off to crash land somewhere in China.  Miraculously most of the crews survived the crashes and found their way back home.

The bombs made no meaningful dent in the Japanese war machine but the message to the Japanese was clear and the lift it gave to American morale was critical.  It proved that even knocked back on its heels by the Pearl Harbor defeat the US military was able to strike back at the very heart of the Japanese empire.  It had exactly the effect it was meant to have and provided the morale boost needed, well in advance of when the effects of war time production and military mobilization would allow a meaningful assault on Japan.

Here’s the analogy, the fraudulent electoral victory by the Left is our Pearl Harbor.  They have knocked us back with the dirtiest shot imaginable.  And we have nothing to counter it with.  Morale is rock bottom and more attacks are imminent.  We need a win.

We need a symbolic win.  Not something chaotic and irrational like the Capitol debacle that boomerangs on the participants.  We need an action that helps our side or hurts our opponents and for which they have no effective counteraction.  As I said it doesn’t have to be an important event or change.  But it does have to have some clear symbolism that says we are pushing back against the all-encompassing attacks of our enemies and that we can organize a resistance that can’t be crushed.

Somewhere in this vast land someone has to take back some small corner and successfully say, “On this spot Free America still exists and will not be overtaken.  And it can act as the foundation for a renewal of all that is good and normal and ours.

Whoever can do that will be the actual leader of something more than one hundred million Americans who are completely fed up with the evil that has degraded almost every single organization and entity that makes up the civic and business life of this country.  Maybe it will be a state governor or a state representative who takes that first step.  Or maybe it will be a businessman who steps up.  Or maybe it will be just some private citizen who figures out how to rally our people.  He’ll have to be smart and fearless and strong.  But smart especially.  Figuring out a move that can’t be counteracted is not easy.  But if he succeeds, he’ll be as famous as Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln.  Because he’ll have saved the greatest nation in history from falling into tyranny.

We need a win.

The Pause Before the Plunge Redux – Four Years Later

In January of 2017 I wrote a post right before President Trump’s inauguration.  Re-reading it now I seem to have been pretty accurate about the things that lay ahead.  Four years later we are in a similar but much less hopeful point.  This again is the pause before the plunge.  You know, the roller coaster has reached the top of the rickety wooden scaffolding and even though the car has already pointed its nose down it hasn’t begun its sickening fall.  You are suspended in time and space but the anticipation of the horror is actually worse than the thing itself.  Wow, that was overly dramatic.

In reality, because of the stupidity and ineptitude of Dementia Joe and his lackeys it will be more like a Chinese Water Torture.  A slow drip, drip, drip of annoying and uncomfortable executive actions and a slow contraction of freedom and prosperity as the vampires suck away all the life and vitality in the country.

But at the same time, I remember that the last four years and especially the memory of the election fraud did happen and we will not be going through a redux of the Obama administration.  There will be no honeymoon from the Right.  There’s no benefit of the doubt left because there’s no doubt.  Most of the Left hates Dementia Joe too.  He’s their tool but he’s no one’s hero.  And Willie Brown’s Ho is no Eva Perón.  Having to listen to either one of them give a speech will be like listening to fingernails screeching across a chalkboard.

So, perched here between heaven and hell is an odd feeling but the last twenty years have all been odd.  Since 9/11/2001 it has never been a normal world we have lived in.  That’s probably why the millennials are so messed up.  They’ve never known normalcy so they’ve been groomed to believe degeneracy and madness are normal.

Well, anyway I won’t let this rant turn into a generic rant.  The point of this post is to point out to you that there is a little time left before the full brunt of federal power is marshalled against us to get your affairs in order.  Maybe there are some financial decisions you want to make based on any changes that might be coming down the line.  Or maybe personal decisions like visiting a friend or buying something that may become off limits in the future.  If you can think of something that can be more easily accomplished now rather than after Big Brother completely controls us then do it.

One thing I plan to do is purchase some of Solzhenitsyn’s books and read them carefully.  The Soviet and other Eastern European dissidents have an enormous amount of experience that we can learn from.  Let’s not kid ourselves.  The Left has taken off the mask and at this point we can assume they’ll do what it takes to hold onto the levers of power from now on.

Sorry if that sounds melodramatic or overblown but after the election fraud, I no longer believe that the restraints that used to be in place exist.  It truly resembles the Orwellian dystopia of 1984.  The only thing that was needed to complete the picture was the pervasive surveillance apparatus.  And no one can doubt that the Patriot Act and the Tech Monopolies have combined to outdo anything Orwell imagined for that facet of the totalitarian state.

Well, here we go!

15JAN2021 – OCF Update

I have had a an account on Gab since 2016 but stopped using it because it was a pretty chaotic.  I’m going to try posting there again to see if I get any feedback there.

This week will be another circus as the Dems pretend that Dementia Joe is the target of an army of ninja assassins who will do anything to derail the great Biden restoration.  I will be studiously ignoring all of that nonsense.  I’m just waiting for the impeachment farce to play out so that I can collect the names of Senators who need to be primaried.

I have been re-reading Homer’s Odyssey (Fitzgerald’s poetic translation).  It is a great story and reminds me that the timeless story of a brave man and a faithful woman facing the adventure of a mad world still has something to say to us today.  But it was so strange.  The sunburned Aethiopians were mentioned but at no point did Zeus get around to giving the rest of the Olympians a struggle session about how Sunburned Aethiopians Lives Matter.  And shockingly, even though Odysseus was accosted by several goddesses during his wanderings not a single one of them was a trans-goddess.  Well, I’m sure the publishers will write one in.

When I get through I’m going to start reading J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy.  I heard they made a movie out of it which kind of scares me.  But I’ve heard it’s interesting.

And I’ve started re-watching the TV series Justified.  Camera Girl and I agree that there just doesn’t seem to be a new show that’s anywhere as good.  Just proves that good writing trumps everything else in drama.

Hat Tip to Neil for the Link

In the comments for yesterday’s post Neil linked to this post on Poweline:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/01/countering-big-tech-censorship-through-state-legislation-part-one.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+powerlineblog%2Flivefeed+%28Power+Line%29

Seeing a lot of action by red states to rein in the woke corporations and elbow the Feds out of our lives would certainly be a welcome development.  In general this would be a quick way to punish the people torturing us.  Waiting for Washington to come to our aid is a hopeless idea.  If the states don’t step up then it’ll have to be something desperate.  And that would look like a guerilla war.

What We Need is a Little Less Outrage and a Lot More Action

Hat tip to Toby Keith for the song title that I adapted to our situation here.

I look over the e-mails from right wing pundits in my inbox and they consist almost completely of breathless denunciations of some outrage being perpetrated by Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden or some Hollywood airhead.  And that outrage is only very slightly different from the one they committed yesterday.

I’m sure that in the coming weeks Congress and Dementia Joe will perpetrate an outrage that even I can’t shrug off.  If the Sidler in Chief approves a law that says that if I don’t burn incense to Cthulhu then I’ll be imprisoned in an underground ghoul’s nest, then yes, I will be outraged.  Or if the Creepy One decides to add Obama onto Mount Rushmore then sure, I’ll get my bison man hat out of mothballs and head for the Capitol.

And sure, we writers, need something to write about.  I myself talk about the outrages that have been raining down on us for decades now.  And I angrily condemn the evil Left and chastise the brainless Right when they let these problems grow and fester all around us.

But you know what’s in short supply?  Action.

We’re seriously lacking in any kind of progress of any kind.  One good story about a state government reining in a federal mandate running out of control is worth a hundred outrage stories.  Or one about a business doing something that helps people in our camp.  Then we’d have something to cheer about and someone to reward with our business.  Or how about a story about some individual who says or does something that provides hope or help to normal people trying to survive all of these well documented outrages?  That’s worth a thousand Nancy Pelosi hit pieces.

So, let me start the ball rolling.  The outrage story is Parler was de-platformed!  How dare they!  Let’s get mad!

But a better story is the flip-side, the social network site Gab that is friendly to conservatives is getting all kinds of new members joining.  Sure, it is struggling mightily to accommodate all the new traffic.  And since Gab doesn’t have all the revenue that Twitter gets from advertisers for stealing people’s information, the owner, Andrew Torba, is probably paying for the upgrades out of his meager funds.  But it is a positive thing.  And who knows maybe a bunch of people will plunk down the pittance it takes to become pro-members and start making Gab a viable business.  Either way it’s a positive story to let people know it’s not all gloom and doom.  If you liked Twitter or Parler, then maybe you should check out Gab.  Don’t go today or even this week.  As I said it is struggling mightily because of growing pains and massive attacks by the Left.  But make a point of checking it out when it’s calmed down.

As another example of something getting done look at how Project Veritas and the state government of Texas have worked together to identify and prosecute the fraudulent vote harvesting scammers who showed up during the November election.  Here are two kinds of people getting something done.  A red state government trying to stop fraud.  And Project Veritas exposes illegality and bias everywhere they can get a hidden camera.  Maybe that is something you can support by giving them some money.  That’s a lot more valuable than Mitch McConnell or one of the other Republican suits asking for our support while they sit on their hands and get pummeled by the Left.

So, if you look around you can find some people doing something positive instead of running in circles telling us that the sky is still falling today.

Which Republicans Don’t Deserve to Be Primaried?

I was going to list the ones that should be primaried and then I realized I could save an enormous amount of time by listing the ones that shouldn’t.

For senators I think Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are currently the only ones I know of who are definitely worth saving.  But Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment farce will be the way to get a definitive list.  In both the House and the Senate, we can see who votes for or against President Trump.  Voting against impeachment would be enough for now to show they’re not cowardly traitors.  Any that do vote for it deserve to be primaried or recalled immediately.

All of these traitors should be primaried by someone that we know is on our side.  And if the RINO prevails in the primary it should be a sacred duty of our side to vote against him in the general election.  And there, the play is voting for the Democrat.  It’s not enough to abstain from voting or even voting for a third-party candidate.  In a red state the RINO might squeak by because of an uninformed electorate.  The idea is to punish the RINO.  Since a RINO and a Democrat are essentially the same thing, eliminate the RINO and maybe someday we’ll have a good candidate to vote for instead.

Think about one of these grifters who lives in his prestigious town in a gated community.  He went to an Ivy League schools for his law degree and saw that he had a better chance to be a make-believe conservative in a red state than trying to get a spot in a blue state.  The GOP establishment has invested millions of dollars of campaign money to move him up the ladder from state rep to Congressman and now he’s a senator making good money and accepting graft from the lobbyists for doing what he’s told.  Some day he could be committee chairman and make really big money from the PACs.

And then all of a sudden, some uncouth deplorables decide to wreck his career.  They vote a Democrat in and all that graft can’t be collected.  The poor bastard is going to have to scrape by on what he’s accumulated in his campaign fund.  And he’s wasted millions on his unsuccessful general election effort.  And, unthinkably, he might have to consider getting a job!

So, you can see why this would be such a good idea.  Word might get out to other potential grifters that our side has woke up and no longer want to be treated as idiots.  If a representative doesn’t represent the things you elected him for then the best thing to do is un-elect him.

What would be another great idea is for all the states we control to put in recall laws for their elected officials, especially the federal office-holders.  What wouldn’t I give to see Mittens Romney recalled?  I know that a lot of Californians have moved to Utah but there must be enough normal people there to eject that clown from the Senate.

In order for this idea to become a reality a new party or political organization needs to be founded with the purpose of providing reliable conservative representation for the non-progressives in this country.  The Republicans have demonstrated they are not up to the job.  They must be removed and primarying them is the way forward.

13JAN2021 – OCF Update – We’re Still Here

Amid the Sturm und Drang of the last week or so everyone has been thrown into turmoil as the Left attempts to cast out President Trump and all of the fallen angels in his camp into the Outer Darkness where they hope there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

But sad to say for them, we are still here.

In fact, I’m having a remarkably good day.  The sun is shining.  My granddaughter spent a remarkably vigorous half hour jumping around on a gym mat and occasionally on my stomach while I read over the body count from the pogroms.  My breakfast tasted just as good and Camera Girl was just as cantankerous as ever about my table manners.  Sure, the popular culture I am surrounded by is just as dysfunctional and toxic as ever.  Nancy Pelosi is winding up her impeachment machine in a foot race with the last week of the President’s term and Democrat and Republican hypocrites are baying for the blood of anyone they can tie to the January 6th farce at the Capitol.

And yet, we’re still here.

I intend to write my posts and write my stories and talk to my friends and raise my family the way that I see fit.  They’ll still have to go a long way to make this the Soviet Union.  And now that they hold all the offices and pull all the strings they’ll find that all the anger that will accrue when they torture us over COVID and allow the BLM thugs to attack people will be pointed directly at them.  They will find out that when you unleash chaos it doesn’t just break things you want it to.  Some of that chaos finds its way back to you.

I find it kind of liberating to see everything out in the open.  Everybody knows who is on their side and who is on ours.  The masks are gone.  Amazon and Facebook and Twitter and Apple and Google have shown their true face.  They can quit the routine where they pretend they’re just trying to earn a living.  They hate us and now we can hate them right back.  When someone finds a way to hurt them we don’t have to make sympathetic noises about how sad it is.  Driving them out of business is the most patriotic thing you can possibly do.  When someone hacks Amazon one day soon and causes them a trillion dollars in losses we can laugh out loud.  When Apple’s next phone is an Edsel I’ll cheer.  When Twitter crashes and burns I’ll declare a holiday.

And the endless call to build our own platforms is finally being answered.  Gab has been alone in the wilderness for four years and now that everyone else has been shutdown they’re overloaded with new customers.  I checked out my page there and things are so bogged down by the new traffic that it’ll take weeks for them to get the server space up and running to make it work right.  If President Trump opens a page there Andrew Torba will probably have to charge admission just to keep up with the demand.  And he should.  What will need to happen is Gab or Parler will have to put the whole thing on a profitable basis.  They’ll charge everyone a couple of bucks a month and suddenly social media will be something worth being on.  That will eliminate the bots and the losers and it will actually resemble an ocean of different communities.

And last of all, I’m looking forward to the first BLM riot that ends with twenty or thirty Antifa clowns blown up.  I figure eventually someone will set up a big old bomb and put it where the arsonists can accidentally set it off.  Now that will be what I call poetic justice.  I’m imagining Dementia Joe and Cryin’ Chuck making a call for unity and healing.  I’ll laugh myself asleep that night.

So here we are in Post-America, living under the occupation forces of Dementia Joe.  The horror is only beginning and it will be pretty awful.

But we’re still here and we’ll make it work.

Uncontrolled Overheating

It’s hard to make exact calibrations when measuring something as subjective as hatred.  Even in the Democrat controlled media it is pretty universally admitted that Nancy Pelosi is despised by an enormous swath of the population.  A slightly smaller number hate Chuck Schumer.  This lesser hatred is attributable to Schumer’s current status as only the minority leader of the Senate.  Without a doubt as he wields his new power as majority leader, and uses it to pack the Supreme Court and deprive us of our constitutional rights, the level of hatred he inspires will grow.

Dementia Joe will very soon become the most hated man in America.  This will be by dint of his titular leadership of the people who are making it their goal to destroy the freedoms that we have enjoyed in this country for hundreds of years.  As an aside he will also be mocked mercilessly because of just how pathetic his mental condition has become.  But except as a source of comedy that is neither here nor there.  It’s not as if his intelligence will be used for anything.  He’s a pathetic figurehead who will be swept aside at the convenient point when they want to make Willie Brown’s Ho the ugly embodiment of affirmative action in action.  At that point she will become the most hated human in the country, male, female or other.

Moving away from the government, the faces of the Tech Elite, the heads of Amazon, Google, Twitter, Apple and the lesser giants are also becoming very high on the list of most hated individuals in America.  Having used their power to disconnect President Trump and many of his associates and friends from the digital realm, they followed up by shutting down the commercial platforms of anyone with an opinion that does not completely agree with their civic religion.  And this is just the first wave of cancellings.  They will use their ever-tightening algorithms to ferret out anyone who disagrees with them and force all their subordinate business partners to join with them to excise these bad thinkers from the digital world.  And after that they intend to use their allies in the banking and corporate worlds to eliminate the ability of these people to live in the physical world too.

And moving down into the local scene there are all those Governors of the Blue States and the Mayors of the larger cities who have tortured their citizens during this long year of COVID prison and the pogroms that the BLM and Antifa thugs have launched against normal people everywhere.  Guys like Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio are detested by their citizens.  And even outside of their constituencies they are recognized as awful men.

And in contrast President Trump, despite being in charge during all the misery of the election fraud and despite the outrageous bad press he gets from all quarters of the Media, continues to become more popular.

So, what’s my point?  Only this.  You can’t keep torturing people forever without all that hatred translating into something tangible.  Normally it is dissipated when people are allowed to disparage their tormentors on line or by ejecting them from office through voting.  Both of these options have now been eliminated by our tormentors.  I contend that a different and more visceral response will be forthcoming.

Interestingly, the fake version of this was play-acted at the Capitol last week.  Probably with the tacit cooperation of the authorities, some Antifa goons led some Trump supporters to the slaughter inside the seat of US government.  And now the Democrats want to use this as the basis for draconian restrictions on political dissent.  They hope to make even protesting impossible for the disgruntled citizens of this country.  How could that go wrong?

In chemical process engineering, pressure relief is a critical component in the design of a stable and safe process.  Relief valves are used to prevent overpressure if a reaction gets out of control.  What happens when you eliminate the relief valves from a pressure vessel that’s being subjected to uncontrolled overheating?  Well, the pressure keeps building until it exceeds the strength of that vessel.  At that point what you have is a shrapnel bomb.  And if the contents are flammable you have a massive explosion.  Depending on the size and strength of the vessel, the nature of the contents under pressure and the nature of the things in the neighborhood around the explosion, you have either a local disaster or an enormous cataclysm.  Over-pressuring of vessels at petrochemical plants have sometimes levelled areas equivalent to a good-sized city.

In our analogy the pressure vessel is the United States, a global super-power armed with thermonuclear weapons and with hundreds of millions of firearms in the hands of a formerly free people.  The overheating is the abuse the Left is imposing on the Right.  The overpressure is the reaction of people on the Right to being disenfranchised and silenced.  What is certain is that there is a point at which the pressure will cause the structure to give way and unleash the explosion.  The United States is a remarkably strong and stable system.  It will take an awful lot of pressure to make it fail.  But the flip side of that is once it fails at such a high pressure the energy released is enormous.

If the day comes that Americans think they are better off taking down the government than taking the abuse they currently suffer there will be a lot of very sorry former public servants running for their lives.

And yet the Left isn’t worried about the consequences of what they are doing at all.  We really must seem like hopeless losers to them.  The only thing I can think of is that we are still early on in the process of what will play out.  I guess some fairly large number of people have to feel like they have nothing to lose.  Once that number gets large enough the odds of one of them deciding to do something big become a certainty.  The only question is what the scope of that something will be.  A tiny version of that something is what that guy in Nashville did.  Dying of cancer, he decided to destroy some telecommunication infrastructure because he thought the microwave radiation harms people.  He made a big point of warning folks close by that a bomb was going to go off.  That will not be the case when someone who is really angry at the system decides to do something big.  It will be very ugly.

I’m surprised that the Left’s leaders aren’t worried.  Maybe they’re not a smart as we’ve been told they are.  It would truly worry me to be the face of something as widely hated as the Left.  The only thing I can think of is that they are depending on the decency of their enemies to obey the rule of law.  What they are forgetting is that they’ve turned this into a banana republic.  And the first rule of a banana republic is that there are no rules.  They should really reconsider what they’re doing.  It’s just common sense.

Will the Right Learn Anything from the Tech Giants’ Blockade?

President Trump and a slew of his associates and supporters have been shut out of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.  The payment processors like Stripe and PayPal are boycotting his election committee and his other sources of on-line funding.  Amazon, Apple and Google are conspiring to de-platform Parler.  Amazon is depriving them of server space on Amazon’s cloud.  Apple and Google are shutting Parler’s apps out of their app stores.  That effectively deprives them of access to the audience using Apple and Android operating systems on their phones.  Simultaneously, Google and Facebook are shutting down all of the commercial accounts of anyone they perceive as conservative.

Conservatives are shouting, “This is an outrage, something must be done about it!”

How about saying, “Why are you people so stupid?”  It’s like starting to rebuild your house on the side of Vesuvius while the lava is still smoking above Pompeii and Herculaneum.  How long does it take you to wake up?  Sure, it’s easier and cheaper to use the infrastructure that the Lefties built.  Sure, you took a chance and up till now you’ve enjoyed the benefits of using that premium service that they provide at rock bottom prices.  Fine.

But now that they’ve screwed you over wouldn’t it make sense to look around for another alternative?  Whining for Amazon and Apple to respect your rights just as the black hats are returning to the White House and the Supreme Court is scared to death of being packed by the Democrat Congress seems worse than useless.  It appears to be the action of a hopeless loser.

Lick your wounds, collect your wits and start over from a better position.  There are alternatives.  They aren’t anywhere near as lucrative as the fantasy land that YouTube and Facebook are.  You’ll have to pony up some dough and you’ll have to promote yourself and the profits won’t be nearly as good.

Not good enough?  Well, the alternative is to go Left.  Maybe you can convince people that you’ve seen the light and you no longer believe in the first and second amendments.  It worked for the NeverTrumpers.  Well, up until now it has.  Word on the street is that the paymasters for that operation are going to discontinue that gravy train now that they no longer are trying to win an election.  It should be interesting to see what will be going on with the Fake Right in the coming weeks.  I expect the screeching to resemble a chorus of scorched cats.

Look, this thing is just beginning.  The Justice Department is sure to be sticking its diseased snout into all things having to do with political speech on the right.  They’re sure to try and torture us with every horror they can imagine.  Maybe it’s a good time to forget about politics and collect scrap metal and rags instead.  But for pity’s sake don’t whine that the bad old meanies aren’t playing fair.  These people hate you and they’re ecstatic that Dementia Joe and Willie Brown’s Ho will be running the show.  Expecting anything but a knife in the back from them is so abysmally stupid that anyone with a shred of dignity and an IQ above room temperature should be embarrassed to do it.

Find people on our side who can provide hosting and payment processing and stop looking like an idiot.  The sooner we start using our brains the sooner we start taking a big chunk of the on-line business away from Facebook, Google and the rest of the degenerates on the Left.  Who knows, maybe someday Amazon will be coming to us begging us to use some of their unutilized cloud capacity.  And wouldn’t it be sweet to tell them to go pound sand up their cloud instead?  Sure, it would.

Free America – The Realm in Exile – Part 1

I hope that President Trump finds a platform soon and gives us a rousing speech and declares himself the leader in exile of the free people of the former United States of America.  I hope he gives us his version of the St. Crispin’s Day speech to raise our spirits and begin this period in exile on a high note.  I hope he raises his flag and begins building an alternative to the Republican party so that we have something we can belong to that stands for what we believe in.  And when he does I’ll join it on the first day and support it any way I can.

But I don’t feel like waiting.  I’m in the mood to mutiny.  I aim to misbehave.  I hereby declare myself a charter member of Free America.  Free America is the part of the former United states of America that rejects the fraudulent elections that took place in 2020 and will maintain a nation in exile until we are freed from the control of the Pretender who will soon inflict his evil and illegitimate control over us in any way he can.

I will do all that is within my very meager powers to lend support and comfort to anyone of my brothers and sisters out there who is of the same spirit.  I will do my best to provide information and hopefully morale for those of us who are unrepresented in the tyrannical regime that has usurped power in Washington.

So until someone comes up with a better term and builds a more meaningful platform to represent our people, Orion’s Cold Fire will be the headquarters for Free America and the voice of free Americans living within the borders of Post-America.  Tell all your friends that they are invited to come and speak their minds and share information and provide encouragement for the rest of us who don’t feel like just knuckling under and giving up all hope.  Giving up is stupid and weak.  There’s too much here worth keeping alive here to allow these creeps to win without even trying.  So that’s what I feel like saying today.  If someone smarter and stronger and with a bigger following wants to lead then let him show up and I’ll wave his banner.  But until that day I’ll make a start and plant my flag and say, “Here I am.”