We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all Men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain, unalienable rights….
I view these words with almost religious faith. I fervently believe in them with every fiber of my soul. The men who wrote them did as well. In fact, they finished it with what I consider the most moving Oath ever written by men:
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Despite what revisionists will tell you, there is no asterisk in the “all men are created equal” statement. It didn’t say *except certain people or *expect people who don’t think like I do.
Before I get a rabid person in comments saying “but slavery existed”; it sure did and it was an abomination. At that time, slavery existed and HAD EXISTED everywhere on Earth for thousands of years. European, Native American, Asian, and African cultures all practiced slavery going back into all of recorded history and beyond. The United States has the distinction of eliminating slavery faster than any other culture.
But let’s get to the point. I’m writing this while I’m attending the BasedCon Science Fiction & Fantasy Con. What’s significant about that? Let me tell you why…
The BasedCon came about because tradition ComicCon & other science fiction/fantasy conferences became intolerant of any views that are to the right of Mao Tse Tung. They began banning authors and topics that didn’t put forth the “progressive” platform. Big publishing houses did as well.
If you are truly about equality, why not allow dissenting views?
They became so intolerant that when the BasedCon was conceived, the left went to work finding out where it was going to be held. Last night, around a campfire, I met the owner of the facility where we are holding it. He told me that he received what he thought was an inquiry about the event. The woman who was emailing him then proceeded to tell him how the BasedCon was going to a Nazi gathering that put marginalized communities at risk, and demanded that he cancel the reservation. Yes, really.
Fortunately, the man laughed her off and BasedCon is in full swing. Now, I’ve attended every session, and I’ve yet to encounter a Nazi, and, in fact, this gathering is far more diverse that any ANTIFA event I’ve ever been at. What it is is a cross section of American society, far more committed to equal rights than the supposed “progressives” are, and that’s sad.
The worse part of all of this is that the event had to be planned in secrecy and held in a remote location, lest the forces of intolerance show up and attack the venue, in the name of equality. That’s a real threat, and it’s why I volunteered to assist.
Equal means equal, not MORE EQUAL.
Why have we relegated ourselves as a society to the point where one side of the political aisle has to organize in secret and cannot openly meet in public, without threat of violence or arrest? What have we done with the Last, Best Hope on Earth?
America was once the Shining City on the Hill, an example where people of every race, religion, or ideology could come and thrive without fear or threat. One side has changed and made that not true, and it isn’t the side of alleged equality. The most horrific atrocities are usually committed in the name of egalitarian causes.
We have made freedom of speech, freedom of association, the right to assemble, and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances impossible for anyone who doesn’t embrace Marxist beliefs. Don’t tell me that’s an exaggeration: Today is 9/18 and there is a fence around the Capitol and a massive military and police response to a planned conservative event, which would never be considered for a progressive event of similar magnitude. In fact, if you had the same response to a BLM protest as they have set up for the J6 protest, the government would be called fascist (despite a history of violence).
Worse than that, the conservatives, by being more “tolerant” and concerned about others’ feelings, have allowed themselves to relegated to this status to “get along”.
So, as we continue to plan events in secret in remote locations, does it feel like freedom?
Let me leave you with my foundational quote from the Ultimate Tactical Handbook to close out this topic:
It is freedom’s sake that you have been set free;
Never again allow yourselves to be burdened with the yoke of Slavery.
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