The Banana Republics of America

9 Jan 2021

It's 2021, barely 246 years since we broke the yoke of oppressors in England. The British elite tried to rule with an iron fist. But common men won the day. Today, we're in the same situation -- we have a ruling elite with an iron fist dictating how we will live.

But honestly, freedom has been dying slowly in this country for decades. Some date the start back in 1863. Others would place it around 1913. Although by 1934, freedom was all but dead. Not murdered all at once. But it's been on its deathbed for a long time. I've already lamented the death of '... and justice for all[1]' because it has been gone for a very long time. Now, liberty has joined justice.

I've been shaking my head listening to idiots, imbeciles, and morons[2] who can't see past their noses decrying the treatment of Julian Assange and the first amendment (1A). He's not actually the first to be "Assanged" (his name needs to be Googlized here). Actual journalists are no longer safe (but unfortunately are few and far between). Julian probably should have come to face the music, but it's likely his trial would have wound up like the Guzman's: closed to the public for what it would reveal about the crooked elite. Certainly some of what he published was very damning, which is why he is a wanted man here.

When Turner sold his news station to Time Warner in 1995, I stopped watching CNN because I saw it turning then into what it is now, just an outlet for leftist/elitist propaganda and lies. I didn't understand why no one saw what was going on. But, as Mika Brzezinski said on the air, "we tell the people what to think." Yes, Mika, you tell the idiots, morons, and imbeciles that tune in to listen to you, what to think -- I don't need pundits like you. Personally, I miss the days when news casters were actually news casters and gave you just the facts and let you decide. Yes, I miss "good night Chet, good night, David" from the Huntley Brinkley days.

I've already given my thoughts on redress of grievances (see footnote 1). And facebook (as well as twitter) does a good job these days of silencing dissenting voices. All we really need is a privilege tax on places of worship -- you want to go to that church(?), pay $4,000 (per head), wait 9 months, and we'll give you a privilege tax stamp to attend -- if you decide to change churches, you'll need another privilege tax stamp to attend a different church (a la the NFA of 1934's privilege tax to own "NFA" arms). Our government has been perfecting turning rights into privileges and creating entire agencies to deprive us of our rights.

I've also already decried the infringements of the 2d Amendment and the entire government agency dedicated to infringing it (BATFE). Wonder if they'll take over the job of enforcing 1A infringements? They already violate 18 USC 242[3] by enforcing the NFA, GCA, GOFA, etc. Should be right up their alley. In a few years we may hear about another Waco, TX, with men, women, and children burned to death as "cultists"[4] because they evaded the church privilege tax.

How could this happen in America? Well, very simply: when the US Gov't wants to villainize some person or group, they call them cultists, and brand them as a cult. And just what is a cult? The dictionary gives varying definitions, some definitions include the word "sinister" (left-handed? -- no, as in nefarious), but wikipedia captures current usage better (IMHO): In modern English, a cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object, or goal. But when the press or gov't agency uses the term, they do so with the purpose of vilifying them so that they can manipulate the outcome, i.e., do what they want under the guise of "protecting the public," which never bodes well for those so vilified.[4]

The 4th, 5th, and 14th amendments are also a thing of the past. The "red flag" Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws that preclude any trial or proof of any kind, even intent, often signed against someone in secret, and presented to them during the dark hours of the morning, further erode any rights we once might have had. Gary Willis and Duncan Lemp were murdered under red flag laws. No telling how many more people were wronged by LEOs and judges in violation of Federal law (again, 18 USC 242). And if you believe the hits won't keep coming, you're not paying attention. And by the way, those federal officers and judges who violate 18 USC 242 are also in violation of their oath of office and guilty as well under 18 USC 1918/5 USC 7311[5].

It is unfortunate that this trend will continue and even accelerate. The left coast states are leading the charge into America's dark ages. It is unlikely I can save my grandchildren from the coming enslavement of America, but I can hope that they, like our forefathers, fight back. It is very unfortunate that (as Jefferson is reputed to have said) "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." When will we learn that career politicians will never have our, or the Constitution's, best interests at heart?

I've been told I often point out the obvious. If that's true, then more people might share my point of view. So let me state the obvious again: Your rights are NOT given to you by the government, but they are doing their best to take them away. Your rights are PROPERTY RIGHTS. A birthright given to you by your creator. Think of each as a 100'x100' piece of land. Your 2d amendment property is now about the size of a postage stamp because your neighbors (lawmakers) have encroached (infringed) and put up fences on your property to reduce its size. They mean to take it all away from you. Will you let them?

David-

[1]https://david.bandel.us/
[2]https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/moron-idiot-imbecile-offensive-history#:~:text=Imbeciles.,child%20of%20about%20twelve%20years
[3] 18 USC 242: Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law.
[4] Why did folks fear cults? See an article about the "Jonestown Massacre" (Nov 1978 -- some 900 folks died in a ritual murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana). This fear was used to justify the brutal slaughter of some 80 men, women, and children in the Branch Dividian Compound in Waco, TX in 1993.
[5] 18 USC 1918/5 USC 7311: Disloyalty and Striking Against the Government.