24 May 2013
We have Kokesh, We have Alex Jones. We have Rand Paul. Ad nauseum. Adam Kokesh has written a declaration of revolt that appears to be a morphing of the Declaration of Independence and V’s TV rant (V FOR VENDETTA.) A revolt true patriots need to avoid! It’s up to us to take the moral high ground. Like Lexington and Concord, let the enemy bring the fight.
What we really have is a group of WANNABES! Here on FTTWR we know these “men” to be agent provocateurs. We know that this revolution is leaderless and the “American Revolutionary Army” in fact does not exist except in Kokesh’s head. That is not to say there is NO army. There is a bigger army of armed patriots than all the mercenaries this imposter government can possibly muster. But for sake of argument let’s say that they are real and not Agent provocateurs. So who do these wannabe’s want to be?
The answer is found in history. These fools suffer from delusions of grandeur. They envision themselves as the “Founding Fathers” of the Renewed Republic. They dream of the love and veneration to come in the future. Think about it. The founding fathers of the 18th century revolution were the aristocrats of their day. The “little guys” like us are virtually unknown. It was the common man that won the War for Independence! These Wannabes want nothing more than to be remembered.
It is as if the Gentry, who could afford to pay the King’s taxes without duress, fought and won the war without the help of the common man. Yet the fact of the matter is that had the grumbling been solely the complaints of the gentry the revolution would never have gotten beyond what I’ll call the Great American Debate.
History books extol the virtues of the founding fathers lavishing praise on them with such reverent fervor they are worshiped like saints. These patriots who are generally credited with mounting the Revolution were in fact the beneficiaries of rebellious common man patriots who initially sparked resistance. The Gentry were not especially pleased with King George’s policies and taxes, yet they had the privilege of status and were not really interested in biting the hand that stroked their vanity. It was the common man like you and I that voiced our grievances in the taverns and meeting houses. It was the leaderless minions that grumbled the loudest.
The fact of the matter is that the Founding Fathers of the history books were in fact usurpers themselves! Usurpers? Yes. How did they do it? They did it the way all usurpers rise to the top like scum in the pond, MONEY.
Look at the example of Mel Gibson’s character in the PATRIOT. When recruiting men for his militia He says something along the line of, “No scalp bounties this time, but you may keep or sell to me the guns and supplies you scavenge from the field of battle.” The diaries and historical records of men such as Gibson’s fictional character prove this is not Hollywood but fact.
Some of the colonial militias generally dated back to the earliest skirmishes of the French & Indian wars. Each colony raised its militia with the consent and assistance of the crown. Militiamen were expected to clothe and arm themselves with a weapon. The colony provided the powder and lead. In time some of the colonies acquired their own artillery pieces. Until 1774 this sufficed. Then the colonists began to take a proactive role in stockpiling military supplies independent from the Kings supplies. Much was purchased by the colonies through benefactor’s like Gibson’s portrayal, some were stolen from the crowns own stock.
In a Crown armory on Boston Common were two brass field cannons (light and mobile cannons used by armies in the field) belonging to the Boston Artillery Company. These cannons were purchased by the Massachusetts General Court for the company in 1766. They were recast from two older brass cannons sent over to England from Boston. Completed and returned to Boston in 1768, these recast cannons were of three-pound bore (meaning that they fired a ball weighing three pounds). They were two of four cannons in use by the company and were a source of great pride.
In September 1774, however, to the company’s horror, their commanding officer, Major Adino Paddock, a known Loyalist, was making arrangements to turn their cannons over to the British! On Sept. 16, 1774, while the armory in which the two three-pound cannons were stored was under guard by British soldiers, members of the Boston Artillery Company waited for the appropriate moment to break in and take back their cannons. The moment came at the changing of the guard.
Acting quickly, they slipped inside, dismounted the cannons and ran off with them. Shortly after, a British sergeant checking on the cannons noticed they were missing. Shocked at the audacious day-time theft he cried, “I’ll be damned if these people won’t steal the teeth out of your head while you’re on guard!” The two other cannons belonging to the company were spirited off two days earlier much to the embarrassment of the British authorities.
The stolen cannons were smuggled out of Boston and “transported safely within American lines.” It is believed they were taken to Concord, then being used as a colonial military supply depot. Once in Concord, the cannons were added to an impressive and growing colonial arsenal. They were deposited at the farm of Col. James Barrett of the Concord militia and according to local tradition, were buried in a field. All told, by the spring, the colonists had amassed enough arms and equipment between Concord and Worcester for an army of 15,000 men.
Two of the cannons were captured during the war and so lost. The remaining two, the three-pounders of this story, were, upon the order of Secretary Knox, newly christened the “Adams” and the “Hancock” and engraved with the arms of the Commonwealth and the following inscription
“Sacred to Liberty: This is one of four cannons, which constituted the whole train of Field Artillery possessed by the British Colonies of North America, at the commencement of the war, on the 19th of April, 1775. This cannon and its fellow belonging to a number of citizens of Boston, were used in many engagements during the war. The other two, the property of the Government of Massachusetts were taken by the enemy. By order of the United States in Congress assembled May 19th, 1788.
I believe we can agree Kokesh, Jones, etc. are not Benjamin Martins! Quite frankly, from what we know of them I do not see them stepping up to the plate. We don’t need or want them. Nor are they or will they ever be of the caliber of the Founding Fathers I obliquely trashed here. Somewhat sadly, I had to in order to demonstrate my point.
I am grateful that we have those patriots of old. Without them we would not have the records they left us. Without Washington, Adams, Franklin, etc we would be at the mercy of revisionist historians telling whatever lies the current regime decided fit it’s agenda. Revisionist would be able to claim (wait! They already do!) any old BS they want and We The People would be powerless. The great writing skills of our founding gentry provide us with the documented proof that the gun grabbers “interpretation” of the Constitution are full of bovine excrement.
To Hell with the WANNABES!