The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
I think this group happened to hit a slow news week and have received much more publicity than they would have if they had acted during some other event of national interest.
Some more strident leftwingers have accused me of being extreme and radical, but I'm pretty sure that I'm pretty normal among the rank and file of politically interested conservative. And I would very much like to change some laws currently in place in the Federal government and I'm doing my damndest to replace a lot of elected leaders currently in place in Washington and the President, Senate Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House head the list of those I would like to replace.
What purpose would there be in political activism at all if it was not to change some existing laws or some or all of the people in power?
I'm still not seeing how this group is somehow more extreme (or dangerous)than any other political activist group on the left or the right. But it sure is popular these days to demonize anybody on the right who speaks up, isn't it? And that is what I suspect is happening in this case.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
Actually when you read more about this Guardian group, they dont appear all that evil. A bit weird but not violent.
FBI, DHS probe ‘Guardians’ who demanded governors resign | Raw Story
Guardians of the free Republics looked to Gandhi, King, and Mandela / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
Uncola and AlbqOwl:
I have highlighted elements of their statements like "using sufficient numbers to emphasize their authority" and the possibility of "disruption of services" to draw attention to the fact their plans, if they were to attempt them, wouldn't be peaceful.
Do I want them arrested? No, they are just exercising their free speech, for now. Should they be watched? Of course. The implication is they would like to take some kind of action that goes beyond voting and actively participating in our political system as it is right now. It's only prudent.
As an Arkansas citizen, I can say that what you are seeing on this video is mostly LIES. Yes, there were approx. 15,000 mobile homes just outside Hope, Arkansas. However, there is nothing new about them. The city thought they could make some money by renting the land to FEMA. I hope they made a killing. These trailers have been sitting on those otherwise empty acres of a former local airport ever since just after Hurricane Katrina...geez guys! This was simply a disastrous Dubya-era blunder carried out by FEMA to house the thousands of Katrina refugees, but never happened.
FEMA either had to destroy the trailers (they are getting older and older sitting out there) or sell them off. So, FEMA sold them to various mobile home business around the nation -- cheap, I might add.
There is no conspiracy here, folks. Inept government blunder? Expensive boondoggle? Of course. A precursor to some end-of-the-world event? Hardly. You misguided religious fanatics will latch onto anything if it even remotely conforms to your "anti-Christ", Armageddon world views.
If anything, the United States is currently being threatened by the very far-right, religious fanatics whom you might see posting Armageddon comments in this very thread.
Oh, those chemtrails that was mentioned in the video? Little Rock AFB is home to only C-130 training base in the world. There have always been planes flying around in the skies of Arkansas. Hell, there is a regular training route over the town I live in; nothing sinister or bad (unless on crashes into my house, that is).
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It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb