If you were to go back in time to the 70's, or even the 80's, and tell folks how things are coming along in America in 2007, their reactions would be interesting. Some would start planning to be gone long before now. Others might consider arming themselves. Heavily. But, if you couldn't prove it, then most would probably not believe you. "Cops are running around shocking women, children, and elderly people with phasers like In Star Trek? No way." A drunken president with the I.Q. of potted plant who twice openly stole the election has invaded Iraq, and is now sizing up Iran? I don't think so." China owns all the treasuries and dollars? How could that be?" And, of course, "Oh, there's no way that we would tolerate such madness." The young people would rise up and revolt like they did in the 60's."
I would have had no such problem believing what was to come. Having partially grown up in the Washington, D.C. area, I learned to expect the worst. Being made to witness President John F. Kennedy's funeral in Arlington on a ripping cold day at such a tender age was a bitter pill to swallow. I knew the bad guys had won, and there was no going back. I also knew from seeing Abbie Hoffman, Bob Marley, Frank Zappa and John Lennon and others cut down in their prime that there would be no elder statesmen in these times that speak for me. There are voices in the wilderness, and that is all. Those in the limelight had better be part of the machine, or be dead.
Sometime between now and when I run off to a remote cabin and live on diet pills and Mountain Dew, I hope to knock a few heads back on the harsh reality of our present situation. It's looking more and more like we're goose-stepping in the footprints of certain forefathers that came from the Fatherland. Nowadays, we call it Homeland, but it makes no matter. What's important is to know what the smart people did the first time around. Granted, it was easier for them when escape was just a short train ride to Switzerland, or Morocco, or wherever. And, it's getting to be more and more difficult for us to get around. So, it may be that we'll either have to stand and fight, or be good little monkeys and take whatever they dish out. Someone should start organizing in those Walmart parking lots. They sell megaphones, don't they? I know what they won't be selling pretty soon. Good luck, patriots.