The Shot Heard Round the World

Colonial America was still somewhat dabbling about in 1775 with the recognized intelligentsia organizing thoughts of rebellion that were being translated into deeds in response to King George the III, whose increasingly oppressive and dictatorial mandates were viewed as an outrageous affront and a clear case of a lack of respect for the colonist’s ultimate aims at self-governance. His failure to consider or recognize any legal standing the colonists believed they had as an emerging nation state worthy of such participation in their own governance, but more importantly, representation in the process intended to guide and determine their fate, would lead to events he likely never imagined could possibly happen.

Things could have bobbed along for an interminable amount of time were it not for the British overlords showing their true colors: they considered the colonists of America like every other nickel and dime country the monarchy had conquered and occupied-and who could blame them, given the contracts and agreements executed to facilitate transport of goods, services and people to the “new world.” The act that lit the fuse that moved things from somewhat of an intellectual endeavor to a full-fledged commitment to a revolutionary war was referred to as “The shot heard round the world.” From the piece:

On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops set off from Boston toward Concord, Massachusetts, in order to seize weapons and ammunition stockpiled there by American colonists. Early the next morning, the British reached Lexington, where approximately 70 minutemen had gathered on the village green. Someone suddenly fired a shot—it’s uncertain which side—and a melee ensued. When the brief clash ended, eight Americans lay dead and at least an equal amount were injured, while one redcoat was wounded. The British continued on to nearby Concord, where that same day they encountered armed resistance from a group of patriots at the town’s North Bridge. Gunfire was exchanged, leaving two colonists and three redcoats dead. Afterward, the British retreated back to Boston, skirmishing with colonial militiamen along the way and suffering a number of casualties; the Revolutionary War had begun. The incident at the North Bridge later was memorialized by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1837 poem “Concord Hymn,” whose opening stanza is: “By the rude bridge that arched the flood/Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled/Here once the embattled farmers stood/And fired the shot heard round the world.”

As with most events that lead to war, there was significant strife brewing between the British tier of government and the colonists that slowly boiled over in the above event. History tells us that the initial fighting forces in America were somewhat of a ragtag group of misfit and ill-suited recruits. However, many states had professional but part time militia units such as Massachusetts’s First Corps of Cadets that traced their lineage back to July 1726 with the “Company of young Gentleman’s Cadets.”

In the wake of the Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773, where Bostonians fought back against commerce and mercantile mandates by destroying Tea at the center of the controversy, Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Gage arrived in Boston in May 1774, with orders to impose harsh measures in the aftermath. One of the controversial acts by Gage was to dismiss on 1 August 1774 First Corps Commander John Hancock, violating the tradition where the Corps selected its officers. The Corps rebelled, turned in their arms and equipment and was not reconstituted until after the above battles.

While both sides may have been guilty of ratcheting up tensions to an inevitable point of no return, it was the hubris of the British Monarchy releasing dictates, ignoring any and all colonist representative input-no matter how reasonable-and then enforcing them at the tip of the bayonet. The final straw was the British intention to enforce a policy of disarming the colonists: that was the tipping point. The colonists were determined to have representation in their governance and decided that they would bear any cost to do so, up to and including war.

Their ultimate notice of how serious they were, communicated directly, clearly, succinctly, and definitively in the form of the Declaration of Independence, is a testimony to their belief in the failure of dictatorial leadership that attempts to rule from afar with out of touch dictates that fail to consider the issues and input of the governed.

Looking at present day politics in light of this action some 247 years ago, the Biden approved, DOJ Federal Bumbler’s of Investigation raid on the home of the 45th President of the United States of America-President Donald J. Trump-can be viewed as similar: I would argue it is far, far worse by orders of magnitude.

It is not a stretch to draw parallels to the current political situation in America, where the weaponization of the government-our government-against the citizens of this nation has become a sad but persistent fact of life in America in the 21st century.

Back then only some 3% of the colonial population took part in the Revolutionary War. So that is one metric the swampy deep state needs to consider as it continues to weaponize aspects of government against the opposition political class, where the number of American citizens who are paying very close attention is somewhere over 70 million people, some 21% or so of the population: and growing.

A leader must maintain the level of individuals else a people revert to a mob (Dune.) The above figure is sobering but consider that this Daily Wire article outlines a recent Trafalger Survey that indicates that 8 of 10 Americans believe we have a two-tiered justice system-and that was before the Trump raid. From the survey:

The “National Issues Survey” of more than 1,000 likely 2022 general election voters, conducted between July 24-28 by the Trafalgar Group in partnership with Convention of States Action, found that 79.3% of Americans believe that the United States has a two-tiered justice system, with one set of laws for political insiders and another for average Americans. Notably, large majorities in both parties agreed with the idea.

The deep state swamp is desperate, lacks remorse and empathy for the little people hurt because of their actions, and is only too willing to double down on failed, unpopular, losing policies and narratives as they attempt to dig out of the abysmal performance record of late: but there are no signs they will put down the shovel.

Instead, they continue making narratives up whole cloth when necessary to further their aims, changing rules when and as necessary, making up new rules and applying them in new and novel ways. Treating free speech as hate speech and creating faux disingenuous logic of pure fantasy to link speech to “terrorism,” putting words in the same category as deeds by maniacs who wantonly kill, blow up and behead people, going after political opponents by abusing the might of the US government, undermining America’s institutions by empowering and encouraging them to go after political opponents with methods that had heretofore only been used for the most dangerous and deadly killers, thieves, murderers, terrorists and criminals among us, pursuing deeply partisan acts and actions that make a mockery out of the checks and balances in our system intended to curtail and blunt such actions, while taking advantage of the governmental majority temporarily enjoyed in two branches of government, while undermining the third branch in an open and dangerous way like some punk, school bully who must get their own way every time.

And failing to police “their own” when egregious acts have been perpetrated in support of their lunacy, such as the out-of-control mayhem, bedlam and riots employed as tactics by ANTIFA and the Black Liberation Revival Movement, as well as an out-of-control pro-abortion criminal element that has been burning, defacing and menacing health clinics that do not sign up to the religion of abortion.

We don’t know about or see evidence that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or the Federal Bumbler’s of Investigations has taken action in these cases to track down these criminals and hold them accountable for what-in effect-meets the textbook definition of terrorist acts: without stretching, inventing new terms or lying about such acts. We do have evidence of two aspects of the above issues. One being the destroyed cities where these criminals have conducted their riots, while the other consisting of the trail of dismissals against the vast majority of the few who were arrested in these actions with the exception of the commission of murder and acts resulting in death.

We can expect this situation to get worse before it gets better, given many communities insane policies to defund the police, changing policies that prohibit best practice police actions, sympatico district attorneys and mayors whose policies and failure to follow-up with criminal justice actions encourages these acts, and the unfolding disaster of the tsunami of police officers deciding there are easier ways to make a living who are leaving the force.

We have the same problem ongoing with our military: people do not serve institutions they don’t respect: a culture that relies to a great degree on attributes of selfless service, sacrifice to a greater cause, and satisfaction that comes from such service will seek other employment.

The most egregious actions of the deep state and swamp involve the political prisoners of the 6 Jan 2021 demonstration and subsequent riot. The action taken by our government against these political prisoners-the vast majority of whom did nothing wrong, including many who entered the halls of congress when they encountered no barrier, security disincentive, security blockades or warning signs-indeed, were invited in by security for the promise not to break anything-security that was mostly removed by probable FBI breach teams led by mysterious fed-like actors like the mysterious Ray Epps-that did the job early enough that most who followed were unaware that a special security zone had been established prior to their arrival-has resulted in treatment that would embarrass many third world dictators.

Our political class on both sides seem largely okay with such illegal treatment of these political prisoners: un-American and unconscionable violation of US law not seen since the World War II Japanese Internment Camps under FDR’s order:

From 1942 to 1945, it was the policy of the U.S. government that people of Japanese descent, including U.S. citizens, would be incarcerated in isolated camps. Enacted in reaction to the Pearl Harbor attacks and the ensuing war, the incarceration of Japanese Americans is considered one of the most atrocious violations of American civil rights in the 20th century…On December 7, 1941, just hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the FBI rounded-up 1,291 Japanese American community and religious leaders, arresting them without evidence and freezing their assets.

Now don’t get me wrong-I disagree with people entering congress-damaging property, attacking security officers: many of these people were out of control and I think it was the wrong thing to do and not justifiable in any way: and unlike any comparable Trump rally of the past 7 years: such acts and people were not supported, condoned-or present at any of these other rallies-which begs the question of where the majority of them came from?

But I also watch video of the largely peaceful, patriotic crowd (very unlike a CNN characterization in front of a burning city) with the police inexplicably beating the front row with batons, firing pepper balls and rubber bullets in the faces of people at point blank range, lobbing flashbangs into a crowd that had nowhere to go: almost like security was undermanned on purpose, and then used worst practice amateur tactics that were sure to incite a crowd they had no chance of controlling. Which seems like what was intended for this day.

The ultimate scummy comparison of justice in this contrived California and New York theater of the absurd is the touting of a coup and insurrection by the LSMBTG*-while nobody has been charged or found guilty of either made up allegation-in fact the FBI debunked the insurrection allegation early-on, notwithstanding that the political weasel head of the political FBI used such language in congressional testimony to inject a “piton of legitimacy” to their false narrative-but that still does not make it so-and the DOJ has consistently settled for plea bargains to trespassing or disrupting an official event-which is kind of like interrupting the singing of Happy Birthday at a party.

While a congressional security officer who shot a USAF veteran point blank that posed no threat whatsoever, as evidenced by the presence of two Capital Police Officers not 5 feet away from her with long guns who did nothing-all the while ANTIFA faux journalist-faux MAGA supporter Sullivan was breaking windows to gain access not 12 feet away: while she was executed-shot in the neck and murdered-at point blank range.

Reverse the circumstance-if the races were reversed, or if it was an ANTIFA or a BLRM “mostly peaceful protest,” it would have been national news-cacophonous noise, we would have known the name of the executioner within minutes, there would have been a huge internal investigation, all manner of humma, humma and justice would have been called for-but with a white female, USAF veteran: nothing. We did not know the executioner’s name for months-an investigation was supposedly done-but without talking to him.

Why would congressional security officers have a policy of shoot first-with no warning-with intent to kill-an unarmed female (and sure, she could have had stuff in her backpack, but isn’t that part of the security process that should have been invoked? How can shooting her in the neck from a covered or hidden position be allowed-justified-rationalized????)

Part 2 will get into what the elements of a two-tiered justice system look like as it plays out.

Max Dribbler

11 August 2022

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3 thoughts on “The Shot Heard Round the World”

  1. The SWAMP is desperate enough to provoke a war, one that even with all their firepower, they cannot win. There are many ways to stop bullets, and one of the most effective is one that wouldn’t require bullets.

    The original title of Atlas Shrugged was set to be “The Strike”, but Ayn Rand decided to try to make it a bit of sci-fi philosophy, and renamed it. When a political enemy is screwing everything up, if you have no other influence or power, just quit participating and do the things you have to for you and your family to survive until the government falls. Do nothing else, with nothing left over for the government to send their armed vultures to pick off of you. The left has played out all their cards. They have only two courses that could be followed, and one will not happen, because they will never concede. Fight until defeated. They have already chosen to fight. They just haven’t told us, but that is coming.

    That’s just one way. But any way pushback is to happen requires as much participation as possible from everyone, and a lot of praying.
    The government is starting this. Someone will have to finish it.

    Trying to make Donald Trump a martyr was the worst thing they could have done. They will try to assassinate him, next. That’s why it will get much worse.

  2. Thanks for reading as always!

    I think a grass roots effort with reasonable observations and questions to our representatives at all levels is key. The one thing our representatives must do is respond to constituents. Not everybody can-or wants to-get in the mix on boards, committees, offices or get involved in the political “scrum.” But a letter or email doesn’t take much time-and when done civil and with respect, demands an answer and warrants elevation if ignored.

    “Someone” is a bit too generic to get the job done.

    I agree with the martyr aspect. I don’t understand why DOJ and the feds are allowing people to talk about assassination as if it is a legitimate dialogue and not a dangerous sentiment–all on the left and Biden supporters-then there is Dick Cheney and his RINO daughter. Where is congressional oversight and social media shaming for covering these nutjobs???

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