Saddle Up

Ok we’ve all had the weekend to look for silver linings in Supreme Court decisions, or to cry in our beer about the destruction of our America, or hide under our beds so the boogeyman doesn’t get us, GET OVER IT.

There was a time, and it wasn’t very long ago, when the proudest boast in the world was, “I am an American“. How did that come to be?

It came to be by damned hard work.

  • You think it was easy to carve out a foothold on a virgin continent?
  • You think those pioneers like Abe Lincoln‘s dad didn’t get tired of cutting the primeval forest down to plant a few lousy acres of corn?
  • You think it was easy to walk from St. Louis to Sacramento to try to find gold, or to Oregon to find better farmland?
  • You think it was easy to leave your family and friends knowing that you would probably never talk to them again?

It came to be by bravery against all the odds.

  • You think it was easy to revolt against the greatest empire in the world with a slogan like “No taxation without representation“?
  • You think it was easy to charge into the best defensive line (on high ground) that the “King of Spades” could devise, like the army did at Marye’s Heights?
  • You think it was easy to build a railroad through the Sierra Mountains?
  • You think the Little Big Horn was fun?
  • You think anybody wanted to scale the bluffs at Pointe-du-Hoc

It came to be by taking responsibility for yourself

  • America wasn’t built by whining about what your neighbor has. If you want it, go earn it.
  • America wasn’t built by playing games, get a job, and take care of yourself.
  • America wasn’t built by the EEOC, or affirmative action, or anything else but doing the job better than anybody else.
  • America wasn’t built by stealing from your neighbor so you didn’t have to work.
  • America wasn’t built by overeducated idiots who were too important to dig a ditch when necessary.

Way back at the beginning they knew the answer:

“If ye shall not work, neither shall ye eat”

It came to be by trusting and believing in God.

This country was God’s gift to mankind, a second chance to get it right, and the leaders to show how to do it.

This country was built by people who were not afraid to speak the truth; who would have spat out PC nonsense with contempt.

It came to be by trusting in honorable men.

This country was built by men (and women) who said what they meant and meant what they said.

There have been two boasts recorded in history.

The first was:

Civis Romanum Sum

the second was:

I am an American.

Both mean the same thing:

I am a free and independent man, don’t mess with me.

This country was built by people who had nothing but the guts to start over, work hard, and love their God. You know, these:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

America is the chance to succeed, or fail, on your own terms, again and again. The only guarantee is that you’ll get old but, if you’re good enough you have the chance to succeed beyond your wildest imagination. That’s my America.

So if you want that old, self reliant America back, there’s only one thing to do:

Quit yer bellyachin’, and

Saddle up, America, and do it.

 

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10 Responses to Saddle Up

  1. The Mad Jewess says:

    Its just time to go and off every last one of them

    • Hi, MJ. The time for that has not yet come but, if we don’t change course, it will. Now is the time to stock the armories, write the articles, find our leadership, and prepare the ground.

      The counterrevolution, in my judgment, can still be won without violence but, we must move forward with expedition to do so.

      May God show us the way.

      • The Mad Jewess says:

        Yes, may the LORD show us, I agree.
        Ty for that compliment, EO.. I am so tired, too tired. And I cant even blog and see what OTHERS are saying.
        I said I was going to add you to my roll—that was MONTHS ago-I have to do that too.
        Just tired, forgive me

        • No apology needed, MJ. As I said on your post, you take care of you, we will be waiting for your return.

          You are integral to our efforts, and you need your rest to do your best work. Get it, we will will stagger on without you for a time, in faith that you will return when the time is correct.

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  3. JessicaHof says:

    This reminds of that scene towards the end of ‘True Grit’ (the real one with John Wayne) where, after being told that he was speaking brave words for a ‘one-eye fat man’ he responds with some immortal words, puts the reins between his teeth and charges!

    • Ha, I hadn’t thought of that scene in years, it’s a great one.

      The phrase itself, I imagine, came from the cavalry. Its most famous use, if I recall, was by our Marines in World War II. Here’s the scene from “Sands of Iwo Jima”

      • JessicaHof says:

        Love it – more power to your elbow!

  4. mstrmac711 says:

    I absolutely agree. The series I am doing now about my little home town is a way of celebrating the Fourth of July in a different kind of way. The pioneers and settlers of this country had many obstacles facing them (including their won government in many cases). But they survived and so shall we.

    I am an American.

    • As am I, and one thing I learned long ago, from war 2 veterans actually, “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome”. And quit whining you’ll need your breath for work.

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