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Old 04-14-2010, 10:19 AM   #11
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And the answer is....... The two sides
SIde one.....The gov, a percentage of mil who will follow orders in violation of the Constitution, ditto with a percentage of LEO, The Mercenaries (XE =Blackwater) and whatever street gangs & thugs that can be recruited

Side two......then REAL Americans who are past being fed-up with the **** a runaway gov is pulling, ALOT of current and ex-mil & LEO (Oathkeepers), The Militias, and an anyone else who gives more of a damn about their country (more than their life, which will become worthless), and their childrens and grandchildrens future, to be sure they live free as this country was founded to insure.

DUH
The term "REAL Americans", I find this fascinating in it's awkwardness. The fact that you find it "obvious" also seems slightly odd or even a bit weird. I think a guy with such keen and unshakable knowledge should move away of an obscure Internet forum and head to the Beltway where he could do some real good for the people. I mean you truly do give a damn about your country and you could help those Americans "who just don't get it" see the light. You know, the millions of people who are raising their families and enjoying their lives.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:31 AM   #12
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Re: Are we headed for another Civil War in the US?

I thought, in "America", the government is "us". . . My experience says there are 1/3 of it's voters strongly conservative, a 1/3 strongly liberal and the other 1/3 is either uninterested, uninformed or vote based along the lines of picking a horse race based on the cute name of the racer. The problem, as I see it, is we each typically surround ourselves with people most like us so we think "everyone" believes like we do. Somehow we manage to ignore the facts of election outcomes. If you wish to change our governments approach to it's governed then get involved. Learn how and when to influence the 1/3 in the middle. Or just complain . . . that, too, is your right in this country.
As to the likelihood of Civil War, I put it at next to nothing. Despite the short term issues we may seem to be suffering, the times have NEVER been better. Look at the "stuff" we own, the length of life we live, the opportunities we enjoy, the peace we've made . . . anything that matters. Our only goal should be to keep improving. I, for one, think that improvement should include all, regardless of their happenstance of birth.
Lincoln knew that our forefathers wished to keep our country mired in a class system. His efforts and many that followed have made huge strides to eliminated that within our borders. I'd be an even prouder American if we'd continue to push for similar changes outside, too. A selfless move who's time is near . . . ?
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:37 AM   #13
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The term "REAL Americans", I find this fascinating in it's awkwardness. The fact that you find it "obvious" also seems slightly odd or even a bit weird. I think a guy with such keen and unshakable knowledge should move away of an obscure Internet forum and head to the Beltway where he could do some real good for the people. I mean you truly do give a damn about your country and you could help those Americans "who just don't get it" see the light. You know, the millions of people who are raising their families and enjoying their lives.
I admit to all 3...awkward, odd and "a bit weird", always have been, likely always will be. I don't deny it, and never have...I just accept it. Now as far as being "a guy with such keen and unshakable knowledge", those are your words not mine. Perhaps I'll take your advice, move to Africa and become a Kenyan Citizen.....who knows, I may then come back & be the next POTUS

People either "get it" or they don't. Those who don't (or those who are part of the problem) always wish to demonize those who do. "Don't Tread on Me" flags & bumper stickers, NRA membership, owning guns, giving a damn that we're being robbed blind by our own gov........will now likely get you on a terrorist watch list somewhere now. Damn shame, seems like at one time those currently in office would have been the "bad guys" for what they're doing......now it's those who voice their disapproval of breaking laws and stomping Rights into the mud who are seen that way.

There are many people who try to spread the truth, most are mocked, called a nut-job, or something similar. lol...granted, some of them are (cough.. Alex Jones). I talked to others about "things" for a while. Most don't want to hear it, they think if they ignore it, it'll go-away. Well, that's the exact process that got us to where we are today, Subjects of a run-away government.

I'll share a "weird" premonition with you I had as a kid, and yes, I saw what was happening at a VERY young age. Anyway, I always felt that I would live to see this country taken back by the people. For the longest time I didn't think I would......now I think my odds are getting better daily Said it before, I've lived a full and "interesting" life. I could have died 25 years ago and not had a complaint, so where do you think that puts me now?

My Country, my Constitution, and my Rights.....you can steal my ****, knock my teeth out, lie to me.......but screw with those 1st 3? ........
Actually Smitty I wasn't responding to you, I was talking to Papbear. I honestly didn't understand your answer was about sides. I was surprised that you took the question as a jab, I guess it's just one of the difficulties of communicating on the Internet, I'm sure I do the same at times.

To respond to the above by you I will say that "awkward" was not saying I think you are awkward. My meaning is that why should you or Papbear define what is or is not a "Real American". Finding that awkward was a nice way of saying "Are you fecking nuts?" It's silly thinking that an individual can speak for (and define) who is and is not a "Real American" as opposed to a "Fake American maybe." Or are we talking zombies here? I guess you and Papabear's meaning is that anyone who disagrees with your point of view is not a Real American". That type of opinion is way out there.

As far as you being someone that is spreading the truth. Who's truth? Your truth...ok, but your point of view certainly isn't what millions of other folks see as "the truth". It's maybe the truth for a small right wing fringe that has some good points but it certainly isn't the be all end all of the America I live in. I am a pretty conservative guy and I do agree with some of your points. The fact that you think that people are either one of the enlightened or part of the problem is wrong. There is so much more to the story then the narrowness of your point of view and the fact that you consider yourself "enlightened" beyond question is beyond reasonable to others.

I know your a nice guy and I give you credit for being sharp as well and I bet we would be friends if we lived near one another. I have thought for awhile that you may spend your days listening to some extreme right wing radio personality or hang out on a like web sight or some such. Personally I can't stand Obama either and I think he is likely the worst president we have ever had but I do see some light at the end of tunnel. I don't have to live as a down trodden citizen because of him or his kind.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:34 AM   #14
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Tell me something Abbott, what kind of canine do you see here?


That looks like a chihuahua in an Edgar suit

I don't consider illegal aliens as Americans. I would like to see the borders protected and the illegals and their children deported back to Mexico. I think the only reason the borders have not been protected is that the politicians fear the backlash of losing the Hispanic voting block. Where Bush was concerned I think it was businesses losing cheap labor. I will not be surprised if Amnesty becomes law.
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The original post concerning who was a "Real American" and who was not read along philosophical lines to the point where sides were drawn up. It split Americans into two groups, those who agreed with a point of view and those who did not. After my reply you then brought up nationalities as a division. I haven't ever had a problem with illegal aliens being considered "Real Americans" as they are not. I also think children born to illegal aliens should not have citizenship but I don't see that entering in to any para-military style divisions.
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And the answer is....... The two sides
SIde one.....The gov, a percentage of mil who will follow orders in violation of the Constitution, ditto with a percentage of LEO, The Mercenaries (XE =Blackwater) and whatever street gangs & thugs that can be recruited

Side two......then REAL Americans who are past being fed-up with the **** a runaway gov is pulling, ALOT of current and ex-mil & LEO (Oathkeepers), The Militias, and an anyone else who gives more of a damn about their country (more than their life, which will become worthless), and their childrens and grandchildrens future, to be sure they live free as this country was founded to insure.

DUH
The term "REAL Americans", I find this fascinating in it's awkwardness. The fact that you find it "obvious" also seems slightly odd or even a bit weird. I think a guy with such keen and unshakable knowledge should move away of an obscure Internet forum and head to the Beltway where he could do some real good for the people. I mean you truly do give a damn about your country and you could help those Americans "who just don't get it" see the light. You know, the millions of people who are raising their families and enjoying their lives.
Heeey AAAAbbott
I, also was unsure of who you were addressing your comment to. I want to thank you for your own keen insight. I will say that I do belong to the same odd/weird group as Smitty. I do also have a little more factual information than the "average civillian" on some of the things our country would, and has asked of it's LEO's and military.
I will take the keen and unshakable knowledge as a complement, as many times in daily life I am reffered to as F****** stupid pig. (until I'm needed)
I digress, as I was only pointing out the two sides Smitty had commented on, which in your previous comment, you seemed truly dumbfounded to what he was speaking of. I would add that was all quoted from Smitty"s post, though I did not disagree with it.

If you are one of "the millions of people who are raising their families and enjoying their lives", that's fine. No problem with that at all. If you believe that nothing has changed for the worse, over the past 20 years or so, cool. If your cup is half full, well praise be to Allah akbar.
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Are you old enough to remember the TV show Welcome back Kotter?
I'm old enough to remember a NARC officer out of Rock Springs that went by the name of "Geno". He and his buddies (LEO) kicked in my door once in Green River. A couple of years later the Sheriff out of Rock Springs murdered Geno in the back of the Sheriff's patrol car. That kept the NARC from testifying about the whore house the Sheriff and a Judge operated in Rock Springs, *shrug* Geno was an asshole anyway. I guess that's close enough to Welcome back Kotter.
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Shucks Smitty, if I read that right, you complimented me as having qualities like a real American. Thanks!
Yeah, I'm one of those old school saps that will still catch the door for a lady, or elder, or child- hell, most anyone, really.
I feel like a stranger or worse in this, my country. No real good examples for my son, so I'm going to go hunker down and try and weather this storm down New Mexico way, where there still remains a bit of frontier justice, and you can stretch your arms out in the morning without whacking your neighbor in the head- if you have the notion. I'm not all that old- not even 40 yet, but my values are similar to my Grandad's, I suppose (I'd like to think, anyway).
I don't really like the idea of war, but some sort of wake-up sure would be appreciated.
After 911, this country's been in a manic/suicidal phase. It needs a shot of adrenaline, or a hug, or a punch in the nose, or SOMETHING. I wish I had some genuine answers that would help. I guess I'll have to settle for being a modern man-at-arms.
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Are you old enough to remember the TV show Welcome back Kotter?
I'm old enough to remember a NARC officer out of Rock Springs that went by the name of "Geno". He and his buddies (LEO) kicked in my door once in Green River. A couple of years later the Sheriff out of Rock Springs murdered Geno in the back of the Sheriff's patrol car. That kept the NARC from testifying about the whore house the Sheriff and a Judge operated in Rock Springs, *shrug* Geno was an asshole anyway. I guess that's close enough to Welcome back Kotter.
WHOA ABBOTT, I feel some animosity here. How did you get all that out of "Welcome back Kotter"?
So you were in the county back in 78? Fast times then. There's a lot more to that story, and ya have a few facts wrong. It was Earl Dautsy that owned and and operated the Townsend club. Everyone in the county knew what went on there. Cantrell was a mean bastard of a Sheriff. And Rosa(NARC) was a disliked drunk.

Does knowing Rosa's street name have any coincidence to having a no knock warrant served on you? There had to have been a warrant. Even the jackboots can not go door to door doing entries without one. (Unless your ATF) City, County, State, federal? Don't leave me hanging here.

May I suggest a book written by Delbert Gray (Police, Politics and prejudices), on Rock Springs during that time. He was a young black officer on the force who shot and killed a drug dealer. But you might already know that also. He is still on the force and is running for Sheriff this term.
So, does this mean you have changed you opinion of me? Hope not. I felt we were just starting to warm up to each other and now you have sparked my interest.
Hell come to think of it, we might even know each other. PM me, and we can find out.

For your reading pleasue, actually there's a lot of info on the "Sin City"
http://law.jrank.org/pages/3311/Ed-Cant ... -1979.html

ANYWAY! back to the original dilema. I was mearly pointing out what Smitty said about the two sides. You ( by your own admission) were confused on the topic. Just trying to help.
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I don't have my facts wrong as I bet you may know or have an idea of the official story isn't accurate. What did that movie guy say? Yeah, "it's not what you know, it's what you can prove". I'm sure I don't have to talk to you about obscure county politics even when the FBI becomes involved as long as there were a couple of friendlies to write reports and testify I didn't like Mike either, nor did any of the other good ole boys, he was a coke head that was becoming/was addicted. That's how he drank so much. When he was on that **** and drunk he thought he was bulletproof. He sure didn't think they would have the balls to kill him, he had piss poor judgment.

Nah, there wasn't a search warrant, it was a private matter. A State Trooper had been killed a few weeks previous and everyone was going bat **** about it.

Yeah, I didn't get it, that's why I asked. I didn't realize that Smitty was talking "sides" because the subject matter was so far out in left...err I mean right field These survivalist scenarios do seem to fit this forum, I think they are fun

I don't have any animosity towards you or anyone else on this forum. BTW I am also ex-military.
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