by Angel Shamaya
Okay, I'll admit
it. I am feeling some genuine fear.
I'm afraid of
whoever sits at the top of the food chain and pulls the disarmament strings and
thus works to make the work of rapists easier. I'm afraid of the people
who control the media and of why they suppress so many facts proving that gun
crimes are decreasing, and I'm scared as to the true reason they squelch the
truth and inflate through fear tactics the problems on gun violence. I'm
scared of their real agenda.
I'm afraid of
the deep-seated ignorance that has been programmed into our society regarding
the real reason the Founding Fathers of America wrote the Second Amendment.
It scares me that there are so many people, especially young people, who have no
clue that privately owned guns are the last shield between them and utter
enslavement. Frightening. That so few people actually question the
disarmament going on in America today adds further fear to the heap, as well.
And I am
genuinely afraid that the only way to stop the assault against our freedoms may
actually be by use of force. Yes, I am afraid I will have to live through
the times where we will see widespread bloodshed on American soil as citizens
with freedom running thick in their veins resist with their last drop of blood
the onslaught of tyranny with which they are besieged. I'm disquieted by
the looming confiscation and the battles which would certainly ensue.
Angst times ten.
And I am scared
of the Perpetrator-in-Chief. People call him "President Clinton,"
but he feels more like the Devil, or certainly one of his Chief Executives.
His wicked and forked tongue woos and coos, and people buy his unmitigated farce
likes it is some sort of genuine communication of care and concern for the
welfare of human beings...like he really cares for them. He scares me.
That people buy into his deep and calculated deception scares me even more.
Chilling to the extreme. This "Al Gore" person is just the same
or worse, and the thought of him coming into office is really really scary.
Alarming agitation and intense trepidation.
frightened of the police who actually carry out unconstitutional laws in the
name of "protecting and serving" or "doing their duty."
And I'm more scared for our good upstanding police officers who support the
constitution but are increasingly unable to make their voices heard up the chain
of law enforcement bureaucracy. This I find as frightening as must have been the
fears of Nazi gestapo members who disagreed with the orders coming down from
superiors but were afraid of losing Severely for speaking up.
My fear has been
forcing me to face some things that now seem inevitable. And I am facing
I am genuinely
afraid that we will see political assassinations some time soon--that we will
see anti-freedom political figures singled out, targeted, and destroyed for
their actions. John Ross talks about the Unintended Consequences of the
advancements into Liberty in his landmark book, and his accounting is daringly
to the point. This is some scary stuff, and it seems like it is bound to
happen sooner or later--probably sooner with the way things are going. And
I'm scared of what would happen if such incidents began happening with any
regularity. Martial law, among other things, would be an obvious chess
move for the out-of-all-control government. What could erupt amidst such
events chills me to the bone and racks my nerves like crazy when I let myself go
I predict that
we will see open and brazen gun confiscations some time in the coming months,
right here on American soil. Yes, we've seen isolated confiscations in New
York, California, Texas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, D.C. and
other places, but I now believe we are likely to see very bold, direct, mass
assaults on liberties far beyond anything we've witnessed as a collective
community in modern times here in America. And that just plain scares the
hell out of me.
Fear is an
amazing and powerful creature. It can cripple the mind and cause utter
And, fear can
also be the most strident ally we have. When fear is used as fuel, it is
transformed into Courage, Faith, and Strength--the birthright and heritage of
America itself. Our Founding Fathers risked everything they had including
their very lives to lay our foundation. Their lives were in jeopardy and
they knew it. Had they succumbed to their understandable fears that the
King's men had orders to apprehend them at all costs, we'd be living in
Britamerica right now. Had they given in to self-preservation in lieu of
species preservation and Nation Preservation, we'd be programmed to hail some
worthless figurehead of a Queen instead of hailing our creator and the rugged
individualism and interwoven vital freedoms we hold so firmly to our hearts.
But they didn't
cave, and neither will I. My fear is fuel for my courage, strength, faith
and deep knowing that we will reclaim this nation at all costs, and I do mean
ALL costs. My freedom is
not for sale. My freedom is not a poker chip at some political craps
table. My freedom is not negotiable. My freedom is mine and mine
alone, and I will live the rest of my life free or I will die an honorable death
defending it knowing that I am sacrificing my life for Freedom Itself. I
work so hard every day to avert having to resort to arms to defend Liberty, and
I believe we can still do this peacefully. And, I also see that window
closing daily by an onslaught of tyranny beyond anything I ever believed
(ignorance was bliss) could happen in America.
As for me, I
know where I stand. There will not be a Waco Part 2 in my town.
There will not be Ruby Ridge Act 2 in my town either. Though I live a
pretty public life these days because of the work I do for freedom, I am not the
kind of person to sit on the sidelines and "report" about pushing
coming to shoving. I will not sit by and watch innocent people destroyed
in the name of Statism. Not me. I couldn't live with with such
self-cowardice. If my increasingly-well-networked local family of freedom
fighters contact me and tell me Waco 2 is happening up the road, I am THERE.
Police forces, no matter WHO hired them, do not get to kill innocent men, women
and children any more--not in my neighborhood.
I'm not afraid
of my fear; I am grateful for it. It got me off of my lazy butt and into
the arena where my intelligence, time, talents, skills, resources and ideas are
And as for
you--you congressional anti-constitution criminals who work under grossly
overpaid salaries stolen from the blood, sweat and tears of my countrymen--you
are disgusting, liberty-stealing human beings who belong in Exile, and you need
to get something very clear. We lawful, peaceable gun owners have been abused
enough. We've born enough weight from your unAmerican tinkerings.
We're deeply dissatisfied with your despicable deceptions and half truths as you
diligently work to destroy the foundation of our country. We are not only
mad, we are FURIOUS, and our patience is growing thin.
And we are
watching you anti-constitution legislators like a hawk and notifying many
thousands of people every day about your actions. You will relent.
You will stand down. You will obey your oath of office. One way, or
another, our Constitutional Republic will be returned to us. One way, OR
ANOTHER. We prefer the peaceful route. The choice is most definitely
yours, and it looks like you are making some very, very foolish choices with
dire consequences for many Americans--including yourselves.
if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any
magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people,
while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in
discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights..." --Alexander
Hamilton speaking of standing armies in Federalist
Paper No. 29
Angel Shamaya is
the Executive Director of KeepAndBearArms.com, an internet grassroots
organization dedicated to stopping the assault on American Liberty being
perpetrated by political tyrants, self-proclaimed television gurus, misguided
mothers, history-ignorant sheeple, and the general lack of understanding of the
fundamental right to Keep And Bear Arms. Reprint permission granted provided
attribution is given including the following link: http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com.
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