IS Oklahoma actually OK?

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“Think about the people as if they were storm troopers in Star Wars. They may be individually innocent, but they are guilty because they work for the Evil Empire.” — [48]

Today is a profound anniversary, but not much celebrated because it seems an inconvenient truth: before we all learned to hate “Moooslems,” “Ayrabs” and “Al Qaeda” we were busy hating ourselves.

… he later decided that his message would be better received if many people were killed in the bombing.[26]

Do you begin to recall?

The three shared interests in survivalism, opposed gun control, and supported the militia movement. They expressed anger at the federal government’s handling of the 1992 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) standoff with Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge as well as the Waco Siege—a 1993 51-day standoff between the FBI and Branch Davidian members which began with a botched ATF attempt to execute a search warrant leading to a fire fight (it is unknown whether ATF agents or Branch Davidians fired the first shot) and ended with the burning and shooting deaths of David Koresh and 75 others …

It comes hazily from the depths of memory

His only known affiliations are as a registered Republican in his New York days, and as a member of the National Rifle Association while he was in the Army.

Or this:

As you read the essay, understand why I have always felt that McVeigh lit the fuse, but is not guilty of a crime. At this past weekends Jubilation 98, I met James Nichols and Bob Papovich {Freedom”s End}.  While speaking with Bob, and he, having glanced at my writings on the subject Oklahoma City Bombing, wondered why I could say that McVeigh lit the fuse, but was NOT GUILTY. Quite simply, the answer lies in each of our respective states of mind with regard to our relationship with the US government. McVeigh had determined that he was at war with the US government. I can empathizes with his feelings, for I judge my circumstance to be the same. It is only those who have not come to the point of that recognition that have difficulty in understanding this perspective. — opf

I doubt that you have seen this essay linked above:

As time has shown, we were able to discern most of the truth about Oklahoma City, very early on. The sensationalism that was promulgated by the government and its agents or by overzealous and foolish patriots has left us fighting each other more than the cause which we profess too. Not every act that we might disagree with can be termed “conspiracy of government”. We must look to see if, perhaps, what many of us anticipate has not begun — without us! Until such time as we can support those who take the cause one step further than we, individually, are willing to take it, we cannot expect to prevail.

We cannot “carry” every bleeding heart that believes that political parties, the polling place, letters to Congress or any other means short of war, can restore our blessed Constitution. If they can, then they will. Rather than relying on those means, however, we must be prepared to support the alternative — in whatever way we can.

Really? you ask. Well, consider this:

You have no reason to be ashamed of your ancestors.
See to it they have no reason to be ashamed of you.
Are you as tired as I am of hearing the same old worn out arguments that the Civil War was fought simply to end slavery? Would you like to communicate the truth in an intelligent manner?

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. Did you know that as South Carolina was firing on Fort Sumter, there were actually more slave states in the Union than in the Confederacy?
. Did you know that the overwhelming majority of southern soldiers never did nor ever would own a slave?
. Did you know that the Corwin Amendment easily passed both Houses of the northern controlled Congress and would have made slavery permanent and irrevocable just two days before Lincoln took office?

Our children are taught that our ancestors went to war solely to preserve the institution of slavery. Not only is this false, but it defames and disparages their memory…

Inside Fort Sumter after the
Confederate bombardment

Take a look at WHO is behind this stuff. It’s frighteningly pseudo-rational. And he says this, by way of “mainstreaming” himself:

That’s when I decided to create this CD and do my part to “Defend the Heritage.”

Groups like the NAACP and the SCLC absolutely NEED issues like the
Confederate flag to raise hell about… It sustains them. It gives them the
push they need for fund raising. If they didn’t have these issues, they
would invent them.This, my friends, is the true never-ending story.

(Neal Boortz – syndicated talk show host)

Or, consider Ted Nugent’s ACTUAL comments, that Righties are so upset were “misinterpreted”*:

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Little Theodore Nugent’s NRA Rant

Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.” Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” “If you can’t galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we’re done,” he continued….

– Right Wing Watch, 4-16-2012

[* Alan West told CNN this:

Ted Nugent doesn’t bear “any ill will” toward President Barack Obama, Rep. Allen West said Thursday despite the rocker’s appointment with the Secret Service over his controversial comments.

“I think he was just expressing maybe his opinion about something and of course everyone wants to sensationalize things but let's leave it up to the Secret Service to interview him and get to the bottom of it,” West, a Florida Republican, told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien when asked about Nugent’s comments.... ]

Nugent was stumping for Romney at the NRA convention when
his comments were somehow misinterpreted as “hostile”

And remember Oklahoma City, and the Tea Party-style hatred that’s still simmering under the surface, and ask yourself: by what right do these people have to feel so oppressed and downtrodden that they would prefer the violent overthrow of the United States Government, and disparage the Union?

So, one wonders, how come there is so little discussion of this equally sacred (to Nine-Lebbin) day of Remembrance?

Oh.

Courage.

PS: Today is also Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah.

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A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, a survivor of Texas and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog

 

Author: HART WILLIAMS

A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, a survivor of Texas and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog, His Vorpal Sword (no spaces) dot com.