Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Guy Fawkes, Where Are You When We Need You?

"Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!"

Today is the fifth of November, and today we have a new king. For decades now, our four year- and eight year kings have been progressively leading us in the direction of less and less liberty, and King Barry will be no exception.

Many's the time I've awakened after the election thinking that the only cure might be thirty-six well-placed barrels of a certain charcoal/sulfur/saltpeter blend under a building at a moment in which the king, his court and the whole of Parliament are all under one roof.

Then I think, as I sip my self-levitation potion, that even this probably impossible task were accomplished, there would emerge hundreds more parasites to take their places.

I think I'll just sit back and wait for my middle-class tax cut to kick in while the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are declared over and all the troops are returned home, and the Homeland Security Act and the Patriot Act are repealed so that our horribly violated rights are once again restored. And so that we can fly on the airlines again without having our persons accosted by subhuman thugs at the airports.

Sigh.

People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people.

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

5 comments:

T. F. Stern said...

My scriptures explain how to endure regardless of the burdens placed upon us by letting the Lord ease those burdens. It does not say that the burdens will go away, only that they will not be beyond our ability to endure.

MK said...

"...that even this probably impossible task were accomplished, there would emerge hundreds more parasites to take their places."

Indeed they would.

"...and the Homeland Security Act and the Patriot Act are repealed so that our horribly violated rights are once again restored. And so that we can fly on the airlines again without having our persons accosted by subhuman thugs at the airports."

Hope you won't be holding your breath on that. Any hope of getting any of your liberties back will remain that, a distant hope. If you want a glimpse of civil liberties under the left, have a look at Britain, where a similar false-messiah took power years ago. Now they're going to have all their phone numbers and emails on a govt. database, arrest and detain powers that would make Bush look like father christmas, cameras on every street corner and even councils monitoring your trash.

America has just started on that journey and now it's almost impossible to turn back.

Like you told us a while ago get guns America, lots of em' and stock up on ammo and pray that you don't need it.

Col. Hogan said...

TF,

My "scriptures" (and I use that word very facetiously)suggest that when one is being loaded with undeserved burdens, he should shrug.

Col. Hogan said...

MK,

As you might have noticed, near the top of the right-hand column of my blog, I have an icon: "America In Chains." The four items listed on that graphic were campaign promises that helped the Democrat Party make great gains in the House and Senate two years ago.

Now that they have an even greater majority in Congress, and the Presidency, I'd think it's time for them to make good on these promises.

And, no. I won't be holding my breath.

Kent C said...

tf says:

"My scriptures explain how to endure regardless of the burdens placed upon us by letting the Lord ease those burdens. It does not say that the burdens will go away, only that they will not be beyond our ability to endure."

The same scriptures that tens of millions of Russians had, that died from murder or starvation from 1918 forward.