Where this ends, I don’t know – but, God, let it begin with me.
Yesterday, I read a tweet from New York Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) demanding the taking of names and the collection of ‘negative comments’ on social media about Democrats, et.al., with the idea of placing dissenters in ‘reeducation camps.’ That’s deadly rhetoric.
AOC, and others, don’t fully understand that many Americans, both men and women, young and old, able-bodied and disabled, mentally sound and those of us with PTSD, etc., have a lot of experience standing in the gap against hostile forces. What few of us ever dreamed is that we’d be standing the gap against fellow Americans.
We’ve taken and oath to protected and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Many bureaucrats have failed to understand that we take that oath seriously and further, no one ever told un-oathed us at the official termination of service to our nation.
Jokingly, I wrote that when the COVID-19 pandemic was foisted upon the American public, some people’s survival instinct was to rush out and buy toilet paper. Others of us went to the store and bought an extra box of ammo.
We are not all the same.
Further, I posted this: Psalm 97: 1-3 (NIV)
1 The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.
This is my war song, my death song.
So where does this end? If this nation, that is to say its people, collectively and as a whole do not stand up for the US Constitution and the major wrong that has been recently done to it, we are either finished as a nation or we will be scrambling to survive in a fully realized third-world nation.
But I do know where it will begin – with me, and with others like me. So, please begin taking our names, our social media statements, for there is worse waiting for you sowers and reapers, and it lays in wait behind every blade of grass across our great nation.