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Friday, December 28, 2012

A New Liberty Renaissance

I believe we are on the verge of transitioning into a New Liberty Renaissance. This Renaissance is not just political. A New Liberty Renaissance includes rejection of the pharmaceutical and medical establishment, a resurgence of the source of true physical, emotional and mental health, a new understanding of core individual rights, an abhorrence of the mainstream bought and paid for media, phoenix rising of absolute free internet speech and alternative media, a building doubt in the Keynesian model of economics including the Federal Reserve and a common knowledge of the global power structure that wants to control all aspects of life on earth, among many more.

Everywhere I turn, the striking and fiery ideals of liberty and the mentality of the Founding Fathers is shining through. Whether people identify themselves as mainline Democrats, Republicans, Neocons or Leftist, each pick and choose certain liberty ideals that fit their narrative. While I agree it is all or nothing, it is a start. In a conversation with a random assortment of individuals, I can mention the Federal Reserve and many people know what it truly is and a portion of those people agree about how detrimental it is to our economy.

Besides all the people that have not or may very well never transfer completely, I am absolutely shocked by how many people identify themselves as Libertarian, true or establishment Tea Party, Ron Paul supporters, Constitutionalists, Voluntaryist, ect. No one can deny, our numbers are growing and we are gaining traction. The snowball has been packed and is rolling down the hill.

How can I be so sure? I go to Ghandi: "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." We have been ignored for a long time. Ron Paul has been screaming up and down the halls for Congress for 30 years. He would know more than anyone. We have been ridiculed and to a large extent still are, but the same old lines have been played out by the naysayers. All the quick go to's have been extinguished. "So everyone should just be left to DIE if they don't have money for healthcare?!","So you are AGAINST roads and bridges then?!","Who will run MY life if government doesn't do it for me?!" Ok, ok, the last one was a bit of a hyperbole but it is the true root question that is posed when limited to abolished government is presented as a solution. Now that they can not win with the same old "gotcha" questions, they are resort to fighting. As you can see, just recently I have come under personal attack just for advocating my point of view. For the record, I never initiated or retaliated with name calling and attacks. Truth and personal responsibility for your own life is scarey, I know, but no need to attack me, sirs:

So all we have to do is sit back and win now, right? I wish it was that easy, but we have a long fight ahead of us. When the ridicule doesn't work, the fighting doesn't invoke a violent response, and we allow logic and liberty to dominate the narrative, they will not just back down. The attacks will become more vicious and less rational. It is already started to be filtered down from the high ranks of the establishment. If you do not like big government, gun restrictions, socialized healthcare, welfare, warfare, and the nanny state, you are a racist, a terrorist or too mentally ill to understand how great the socialist collective model is.

We are meeting resistance from sharpy defined opposition who seem to have a majority. How can I possibly think a Renaissance is near? Every counterculture revolution meets majority resistance. Many products and people involved with the European "Renaissance Era" were abhorred by the Church. At the same time, this Renaissance marked the end of the "Dark Ages". From the Renaissance Era to the American Revolution to the Hippie counterculture and Civil Rights Movement, all met majority resistance but emerged victorious to change society for the better. 

So how do we go from "on the verge" to a full blown Renaissance? Do exactly what you are doing now, but turn it up 1000%! I thought I was an informed Libertarian big boy just for being a Ron Paul/Founding Fathers fan. Once I started diving into the true meat and potatoes of what Libertarianism really means and where it came from, I knew I had just begun my journey! Start reading works by Rothbard, Rand, Mises and others. Start understanding what being a Libertarian really means. 

It is always darkest before the dawn and the fact that we are being attacked and being resisted means that we are having an affect. Continue to eat healthy, organic foods and reject GMO. Continue to reject the mainstream narratives pushed from the highest ranks of the power structure. Continue to stand up for the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Continue to point out the inherent insidious nature of collectivism and corporatism. While we may disagree to the extent that government should be limited, all of us agree it needs to be drastically reduced. We need to continue to join hands and resist tyranny. Millions are coming together for one steady drum beat of Liberty.

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." - Thomas Jefferson

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