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Bloviating Zeppelin: July 4, 2009: An Independence Day Reflection

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

July 4, 2009: An Independence Day Reflection

I'm sure that many bloggers across the nation are going to proffer a few photographs of fireworks this year, or display pull-quotes out of the Declaration of Independence.

Instead, I'd like to fast forward to now. I'd care to reminisce and ruminate on this country in general. Because too many people blow this holiday off and equate it only to cheap and dangerous fireworks, drinks, shouting and unruly children and sunburns.

This country is more; so much more. But no one seems to notice and no one seems to much care.

Uncle Sam is sad and growing sadder. He is watching not only the emasculation of his once-great country but the denigration of those documents which allowed the Unites States of America to be created from, essentially, swamps and flies and dirt.

Further, our true Founding Fathers are consistently being minimized, excoriated, their thoughts and motivations re-written, emphasized to blasphemous and false terms, reduced to controlling Privileged, Slave-Owning White Males. It is as if their contributions, thoughts, deeds, desires for freedom, grand words, acts and philosophies are completely inconsequential. I refuse, out of hand, to even remotely accept this.

We may shortly have to take back our country. The actual adults left the table on January 20th of this year. Is it time for a Second Revolution?

On the other hand, I pause and reflect on what my grandfather wrote to my father but upon his enlistment to defend our country. Wonderful words indeed.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said: "If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable."

Where is my country actually going, I ask? Do we desire Socialism or do we desire a Republic?

Is it time to call all the Clans together?

There are actually those to whom patriotism, on any level, in any form, is considered jingoistic, overbearing, oppressive. To those I would say, off the cuff: go straight to flaming Hell. Find another country. See if your bullshit will play in any other NON-Western country. My guess: not so much.

This John Trumbull painting was objected-to by John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States. Mr Adams said, essentially, that the declaration was signed but only upon its signators appearing on various days and never at one time. They were never all in one room at one time.

One very little recognized point of history:

Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day -- July 4th, 1826 -- precisely 50 years after the founding of this great nation.

And a bit of editorializing: I am glad that my grandparents died when they did. I also find a small portion of comfort knowing that my father died when he did as well -- his deserved Tricare having been cut by Mr Obama. In the few months since his death, he wouldn't recognize his nation now -- the nation he enlisted and fought for.

He would ask, if he were alive and lucid: how can an individual president think he can spend his way out of a recession? Spending money not possessed got this nation where it is now. How can Mr Obama think that he even has billions of dollars to spend when -- in truth -- he possesses naught but air-dollars?

Our government now seems to be disavowing most every point of common sense and point of law embraced in our past. It is a growing government the likes of which has never been seen, at any level, on the planet, in its entire history.

What would our Founding Fathers think?

That is, if the Demorats and Leftists and Socialists now in charge believed there were even any Founding Fathers.

They are rewriting history as we sit at our government troughs of FREE CHEESE.

In the meantime the waves crash, the sun rises and sets. And our nation attempts to purposely diminish its place in history and global importance. All because it is guided by eminently the wrong person at the wrong time. Mr Obama is callow, ignorant, naive, arrogant, megalomaniacal. He is the epitome of the Chicago Machine but yet imported into our nation's capitol by wrongheaded and ignorant, shallow individuals. It is what it is. The elections were what they were.

Ladies and gentlemen, I write this post in anticipation of jubilation on our country's 233rd anniversary.

I actually fear for the continuation of my most beloved country. Think of this for a moment, please, if you will:

In and considering the Grand Scheme of Life, how is it that YOU somehow managed to be born and possess the skin you do -- in this country -- right here -- right now -- when you very EASILY could have been possessed of a soul at most ANY time in ANY country? Is there a reason you're here? Could helping to save this country play a part in your existence now?

I fear for my country. I believe that storm clouds occlude her horizon. And I, again, believe in this quote from Thomas Jefferson himself: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

If Mr Obama isn't like an Anti-Christ as some foretell, well, then, he's frighteningly-close enough for me.


Click on each photo for a full sized reproduction.


Blogger TexasFred said...

I pointed out the similarities between Obama and Ol' Scratch a long time ago...

I do NOT say this in jest; to ARMS patriots, to ARMS!

Fri Jul 03, 09:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Happy 4th:
Hope yours is a good one--
Tea Party Day for us---
One has been organized close to home!!!

Sat Jul 04, 01:18:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

This Independence Day, I feel quite gloomy. I see our country having moved and continuing to move in a direction our Founders would decry and, indeed, begin a revolution to stop the desecration of our American principles.

Taking our country back is essential! But I'm not sure how that's going to get done. At this point, it will take more awake and patriotic Americans than I see at present to do so. Indeed, so few Americans seem to know and understand the principles upon which this nation was founded.

I am feeling hopeless these days, I suppose.

Sat Jul 04, 05:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

Great BZ.. Great post.

I too had similar feelings regarding today.. It will be a rough one especially celebrating with Liberals whom I dearly love, but also see as ignorant lemmings in their views about freedom. I struggle knowing that they are lighting off fireworks 'remembering' our freedom while supporting a party and leader who wants everything but our freedom.

Sat Jul 04, 05:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

Oh yeah and another thing.. I have to correct myself regarding a statement I made saying that Barry might try to usurp term limits. I did more research with my mother who is a History major, teacher etc.. who is now retired. She and I found that it can be ratified, however it needs to be passed by the House and Senate and then approved by 3/4 of the States. That would be EXTREMELY difficult at this juncture.

I STILL don't see Barry giving up in 2012 or 2016. He is too narcissistic.

The only thing that could give him an in road is if we get majorly attacked or nuked in several citities including Washington literally bringing us to our knees dependant upon Barry.

Even then I am not sure how it would work.

At this point I am punting the idea that even though there is a movement in congress to repeal the 22nd Amendment, I don't think it will be possible unless anyone else knows something I am not considering.

Sat Jul 04, 05:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF: I semi-jest with that but, on a given day, I am more serious. I'm beginning to wonder if there just isn't much more to the picture.

CS: hope your Tea Party goes well.

AOW: I apologize for making this post such a downer; it's what I'm experiencing at this point.

Rivka: I had not heard anything about the 22nd Amendment. Is there actually some kind of push?


Sat Jul 04, 06:14:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

BZ, I first heard about it via Rush, then I just found this:

Then found this link from that blog:

Sat Jul 04, 07:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

Here is a better link:

Sat Jul 04, 07:30:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

h the lame-assed patriotism comes out big time on the Fourth. Cut the crap with the 'socialism' bullshit you lemming.

Sat Jul 04, 07:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

I felt an odd gloominess preparing my poem for today at my place, too. I have to work, today, in some comments when I talk about how wonderful America inclination is to always write WAS, but I can't make myself type that ..yet.

What an amazing image you found there, BZ....A troubled Uncle Sam, how the..? Good finding.

Mustang's got an amazing video at his site and I embedded it, too, with his permission. It will make you feel better and it will make you want to sent it to every arrogant SOB person who DOES think Patriotism is out of date.

*&*#&^ Them...not to US, it isn't!

FIGHT ON, BZ>......I'm afraid Thomas Jefferson's words will be fulfilled..not might be..WILL BE. And, this century, it's UP TO US!

GOD BLESS AMERICA! Z (super post, BZ) (it's one of the VERY few times I've been glad my dad's gone, too, BZ....I'd hate to see him if he knew what's happening to America now)

Sat Jul 04, 08:48:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...


Can straight people attend these Tea Parties?

Happy 4th BZ.

Sat Jul 04, 08:49:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous WMD_Maker said...

Straight people are the MAJORITY at TEA parties. There are some gays and suprizingly quite a few libs who are tired of having the shit taxed oout of them.

Sat Jul 04, 01:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It will be a rough one especially celebrating with Liberals whom I dearly love, but also see as ignorant lemmings in their views about freedom. I struggle knowing that they are lighting off fireworks 'remembering' our freedom while supporting a party and leader who wants everything but our freedom.


That's sums up my feelings as well.

Sat Jul 04, 08:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Maggie Thornton said...

BZ, My Independence Day post commentary was downright gloomy with exception of the videos. Later in the day, I couldn't believe I let the day pass with such a pessimistic attitude, but I couln't summon it this year. This year is not like any other year in our past.

BTW, your question: do we want socialism or do we want a republic? I don't want to ask that question. If enough American's decide they want socialism, then they need to move elsewhere. We are a republic, not a democracy where the majority rules.

Hope you had a happy Independence Day with you and yours, BZ.

Sun Jul 05, 12:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I was in the dumps long before I read this post.

Sun Jul 05, 03:33:00 PM PDT  

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