I am not saying that his actions were not noble. They may have seemed patriotic in his own mind, but in the over all scheme he was a loyalist, NOT patriotic.
What is an AMERICAN Patriot?
One thing MOST Americans seem to consistently fail to understand is what a American PATRIOT really is.
An American patriot is NOT somebody who supports his government. If that's what the American definition of a patriot were, we would not have been calling George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Payne, John Hancock and all the rest of them "patriots" would we? Those true patriots were all men who openly advocated revolt against THEIR government. That's what made them American patriots in the first place.
THEIR government, the one oppressing them in 1775, was headquartered in London, England.
MY government, the one oppressing me in 2014, happens to be located in Washington D.C.
Aside from that, there is little difference.
To me, the citizen who
• runs around waving the American flag,
• pledges his support to the government in Washington,
• and goes along with what that government says
is the same thing as what the colonials used to call a "loyalist." We Americans never used the word "patriot" to describe anybody who was a loyalist. The very term "loyalist" meant somebody who was "loyal" to the government in London and to King George III. A "loyalist" was the then equivalent of today's "statist" in that they supported the (then) state which was (then) the British government.
The true American patriot is the antithesis of a loyalist.
The true definition of what an American patriot ACTUALLY IS can be determined only by examining what those men who signed the Declaration of Independence (and their followers) ACTUALLY DID. So, let's learn what a true patriot is by taking a look at what those true patriots actually did.
1. They spoke and wrote profusely and published their beliefs and opinions clearly stating the truth, that their government was tyrannical and guilty of crimes against the liberty of the common man. They openly denounced the government and its agents, not only in print but in public speeches and gatherings. They did this despite great personal risk for doing so. This went on for some time prior to 1775.
2. They conspired, both in secret and later openly, to overthrow and revolt against their government with the aim of throwing it out and establishing a new and different governmental system. In doing this, they were branded as traitors and seditionists by their government... but they did it anyway, despite the risk.
3. Eventually, after their government had fired the first shots, they took up arms AGAINST their government and began killing it's policing agents, who were the armed force enforcing the oppressive dictates of their government.
All these things were done by a small number of men, against great odds and at great personal and economic risk, but they did them anyway and that's what made them true American PATRIOTS. They did these things, I might add, in an age when documents had to be all handwritten and communication was by means of letters carried on horseback.
Those who would call themselves American patriots need to stand ready to do the same things today that our forefathers did in 1775, and we'd better be ready to be called conspirators, traitors, seditionists and (today's buzzword) terrorists by the government loyalists we oppose. We must not allow them to get away with branding us with those labels. Labels are the instruments tyrannical governments all use to thwart opposition. Any government born out of a revolution, as was ours, can be replaced by the same means. And it doesn't take a majority to do it, just as it didn't in 1775. When you see or hear patriots branded by the establishment using such terms, remember this. The present American government and its establishment press using such labels here are no different from the government of Communist China branding its dissidents as "counter-revolutionaries".
A lot of people who frequent Internet websites such as this one like to think of themselves as patriots. Are you? Unless you are NOW ready to do the things the REAL patriots did you are not, in fact, a REAL patriot. And it seems to me that at Ruby Ridge and Waco and several other anti-American events the present government has already fired far more shots and killed far more citizens than did the British government at Lexington and Concord in 1775.
I am going on record NOW and saying this. Chris Kyle was NOT a hero. Heroes fight against tyranny, corruption and injustice. They do NOT fight a manufactured enemy that was IN FACT created my the same masters that he served.
The CIA created the Mujahideen, later known as the Taliban, later called AL CIA DUH now called ISIS. Osama bin Laden, A.K.A.
CIA Asset "Tim Osman" The Binladens are in bed with the Bush family.
He was another BRAIN WASHED post 9/11 American as was I until I woke up.
It's ALL Bullshit
I didn't fight for your freedoms. In the 8 years I was in, I never once defended your right to vote, or to carry a gun, or to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure (that one doesn't really apply anymore, anyway), or any of the other things you enjoy as a citizen of this country. I just didn't. Neither did anyone who went to Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Vietnam. It's all bullshit. It's a f**king lie that we tell ourselves and each other so that we don't have to think about why we send young men and women to serve, suffer, and die for old men's vainglorious ideas and profit margins.
A cheaply paid trained killer. Murder for hire to the corporate USA. Imposing our own special flavor of democracy on all who will not do our bidding. We are nothing but the military might of the Crown and the Vatican. I haven't seen a war fought for any kind of freedom since WWII.
EVERY one of the wars since have been nothing but PROXY WARS. Korea was China Vs US, Vietnam was China vs US. Middle EAST has been US vs Russia and the Soviets(when it was still the soviet block). Land grabs and resource pillaging(drugs, oil, precious metals, etc.).
And Damn any leader that didn't want to play ball with the over all plan of the new world order, Quadafi, Sadam(remember he was our alli when we had problems with Iran), Noriega, Castro, and others who refused to give up their land, money, people and resources to the EAST INDIA TRADING COMPANY.
We go into countries and leave them decimated. I never once fought for freedom, I never once fought for the constitution.
I don't mind honoring sacrifice, but the military doesn't have a monopoly on that, now does it? I also don't mind remembering military dead and wounded. But we do it all wrong. We just fetishize the suffering (like good Catholics, no?) without wondering why it ever happened in the first place. Remembrance and memorial, it would seem, also involve reflection and assessment. Just because someone died or was wounded doesn't automatically validate how he or she came to be in that state. We send our young people overseas to be bored, pull duty, sometimes get shot at, and occasionally get hit. Then we never ask why they're over there in the first f**king place, because doing so, apparently, does them a disservice. What kind of jack shit is that?
REAL freedom would involve commitments to cease sacrifices that don't actually, you know, do anything in the name of freedom. Losing your legs so that Chevron can see higher profit margins is not noble. It's a god damned shame. Dying in the service of defense contractors doesn't bestow sainthood on the deceased. It just means that a life got snuffed out for no good reason. Reflexive military worship is a cancer on society. Unscrupulous people use it to justify their actions and avoid any criticism. That shit makes the act of asking why we should send young people to absorb bullets and get blown to pieces into some kind of subversion and/or sedition. How f**king ridiculous is that? Wondering if someone's death was worth the cost doesn't dishonor the person. I don't know how we've confused evaluating the motives and actions of leaders with spitting on corpses, but we have. And until we can untangle those things, we're just well and truly f**ked when it comes to international affairs.
So take a minute to actually reflect on the acts and deeds of people in uniform. But that involves critical thought instead of blind acceptance of the rightness of our leaders' actions. Honor the dead and care for the living, but don't think that people in uniform today are actually standing between you and tyranny.
The official national BULLSHIT story:
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