So I met the Tea Party, at long last! At least a branch of it. A branch, however, that made the recent SPLC’s oxymoronic“intelligence report”
Robert “Bob” Schulz, 70
When the history is written about the rebirth of the antigovernment Patriot movement, Robert “Bob” Schulz may be the man credited with setting the cornerstone for this new era of militias, tax protesters and “sovereign citizens.”
The longtime tax protester convened a gathering of fellow tax defiers, militia enthusiasts, nativist extremists, anti-Obama “birthers” and others at Georgia’s Jekyll Island in May 2009. At the meeting, they mapped out “action plans” for a larger movement – one that would confront not only taxes but an array of issues that threaten to “collapse the Republic.”
That meeting led to an 11-day “continental congress” in St. Charles, Ill., hosted by Schulz’s organization, We the People. The November 2009 meeting drew more than 100 delegates from 48 states and birthed the “Articles of Freedom.” The document declares the federal government “now threatens our Life, Liberty and Property through usurpations of the Constitution.”
Schulz describes the events as merely gatherings of people concerned about the government and seeking a redress of grievances. He said the topic of militias focused on “well-regulated state militias.” Nevertheless, these meetings were remarkable for the level of cooperation demonstrated within the revitalized Patriot movement.
Schulz said the actions of the government – such as purchasing stakes in auto companies – are shocking people and “more and more people are talking about the Constitution.” Earlier this year, he offered an even more striking assessment. “There’s a huge patriot movement,” Schulz told a reporter. “I’ve been doing this kind of work for 30 years. Never have I seen the likes of what’s going on now. It’s delightful.”
The Jekyll Island gathering also is noteworthy because it parallels the origins of the Patriot movement of the 1990s. The modern militia movement was partly shaped at a 1992 meeting of radical-right leaders in Estes Park, Colo. At that gathering, known as the “Rocky Mountain Rendezvous,” a cross section of extremist leaders also put aside their differences to focus on a common enemy: the federal government. Schulz denied any knowledge of the meeting.
The end result of Schulz’s work may only be realized in time. The documents produced at the continental congress declare any infringement on the people’s liberty as described in the Constitution as an act of war that “the People and their Militias have the Right and Duty to repel.”
It’s amazing how sinister they make this man out to be. He is a very mild, civic minded “community service” type of man that I’ve seen all my life. He’s the kind of guy who’s running the soup kitchen and picking up garbage from the side of the road even though he made a fortune in this own business. I don’t know Schulz’s history of work or business, but he comes off as the very mild, Christian-minded community service type.
He is trim and fit at 70. He wore navy blue pants, a light blue button down short sleeve shirt with a lighter blue tie. This particular color scheme made a statement of “community minded individual with an idea to speak of.” There was no demagoguery in his dress or manner. Not that there’s anything wrong with demagoguery — it’s certainly part of my style, but not Schulz’s.
Schulz’s organization is called “We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education.” Intellectually, Schulz is very narrow and on message — the Constitution, the Constitution the Constitution. That is his ONLY message. The government should obey it’s own gosh-darn laws. Race or the JQ would only get in the way of his talking about the Constitution. He doesn’t care if bankers are Jews or Zulus or Chinese, he only cares that the bailouts and the Federal Reserve are un-Constitutional.
The second emcee was a lady named Judith Whitmore, founder of “Sing for America.” She led the Tea Partiers in several patriotic songs during the ceremony at Saratoga National Historic Park. From her dress and manner, I could see she was from an old New England family. Not every upper class Protestant joined the fashionable Manhattan commies, apparently — just most of them.
It was very much like an outdoor religious ceremony celebrating the traditional idea of the USA. We sang the American “national hymn” called “God of Our Fathers.” Then the Patriots Prayer, then the Star Spangled Banner with all three stanzas. Most of us only know the first stanza of that song. Here’s the whole thing:
The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Then we said “The Pledge of Allegiance” and then “The American’s Creed.” Then Robert Schulz gave a speech, “A Turning Point for America in Defense of the Constitution.” He had a browned, old fashioned looking document with the signatures he had gotten during the above mentioned Jekyll Island meeting.
It’s interesting that he had a meeting at Jekyll Island. This clearly bothered the SPLC’ers very much. Here’s why — Schulz was practicing, or attempting to practice white magic. Not “white” in the racial sense, but white magic in the sense of trying to undo the black magic of the Federal Reserve. The original meeting at Jekyll Island was of course a major act of Black Magic that continues to this day.
The ritual of sending Israeli kids to Auschwitz as shown in the film “Defamation” is an example of black magic. Abe Foxman is shown in this movie as a warlock/brainwasher for his fellow Jews. Especially where they are talking about Israel as their “insurance policy.”
In keeping alive talk of the Constitution, and a vision of a US government that is restrained and law abiding, the Tea Party movement is trying to undo the black magic of an out of control empire. Schulz is not a neocon; he wants the troops brought home and no wars launched without a Congressional declaration of war.
I anticipate a problem with the military adventurist neocon politicians such as Sarah Palin bumping against the hard core Constitutionalists on foreign policy. I hope the Tea Party smacks down these neocons who want to co-opt them.
We should support the white magic of the Tea Parties; and liberals should as well. If people like Schulz became president and reps and senators, we’d have our best chance at avoiding the bloodshed and mayhem that is surely coming. The US government is indeed the biggest criminal and perpetrator on the planet, and it wouldn’t surprise me if an international coalition of China and Russia and a bunch of other countries made an alliance against us when we “throw a(nother) country up against a wall” to quote neocon loon Michael Ledeen.
If the US is defeated in war, the victors should put Constitutionalists in power, and have Nuremberg trials for the neocon “predator drone” murderers. For heaven’s sake, there’s a huge faction of citizens in this country who have wanted to stop this military adventure madness for decades already.
The Tea Partiers are idealistic, compassionate mammalians. The worst I can say about them is they don’t have a chance of persuading the current rulers to give up power.
By contrast, I have given up hope on the piece of paper. Without a ruling class that voluntarily limits its own power by the piece of paper, it’s just piece of paper — a museum piece of a country that once was — an archive of a historical moment.
Where the Tea Partiers are compassionate mammalians trying to salvage what is left, I am a reptilian patiently waiting for my historical moment, as a salty croc patiently waits for its prey to wade in the river.
In a certain sense, a salty croc sees the future. It knows that it’s time will come — something tasty will put itself in range.
When a man has cultivated the reptilian mind, he becomes dispassionate and patient. He knows that just as planets move in an orbit around an energy center called a star, and electrons move in an orbit about a nucleus, history likewise moves in an orbit.
And it is possible to perceive the historical orbit, and see that our sunrise is just about here. It is the Dawning of our Age. The cornucopians, the egalitarians, the bleeding hearts whose hearts never bleed for white victims — the conditions in which they flourish are no more. Only inertia maintains them in power a bit longer.
The group we are fighting against, both White ethnic advocates, and Tea Partiers, are really nothing more than a “big government mafia.” So long as Uncle Sugar’s checks are honored, we haven’t a chance against the big government mafia. If we take a day off from work to protest them, we lose a day’s pay and maybe get fired for being “controversial.” If big government workers take a day off to march for their privileges, their supervisors will probably hand out awards to all the marchers.
We volunteers have little chance against the tax-funded mafia. However, these government workers have a learned helplessness. When Uncle Sugar goes broke, they got nothing.
Our best bet is to be entrepreneurs, because at least we don’t have to answer to a boss who might fire us for our political opinions. Also, the entrepreneur is more like an animal that knows how to survive “in the wild.” Like a lioness on the savannah, the entrepreneur is always on the lookout for the next chance to eat. When one niche is failing, he finds others. He learns how to seek out niches (hunting) that government and corporate workers never learn.
The reptilian mind knows that the global economy shall follow the trajectory of Enron, of the high tech boom, of the real estate boom, of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. It just takes a little longer:
From a Mark Ames article at Exiled Online Confessions of a Wall Street Nihilist
“You don’t get it, Ames. Even Khuzami, the SEC guy in charge of the Goldman case, is a fraud; the fucker was Deutsche’s general counsel when they pulled the same CDO scam as Goldman. You have no idea how deep this goes.”
And it’s clear that a lot more people here are aware of how fundamentally rotten things are but they’re not willing to face the big fraudonomics bummer yet, preferring instead to stick with specific accusations.
My position on this was, “Good, throw the book at those crooks too, I don’t see what the problem is here.”
This was exactly what I argued a week ago, during a verbal slapfight with that acquaintance of mine. We were making a scene in a Midtown yuppie restaurant, arguing over just how much damage Wall Street had caused, and what to do about it.
His position was indefensible, and he knew it, so he switched tactics:
“OK Ames, which bankers would you throw the book at? Because you’re arguing that they’re all guilty. So which ones do you go after? Two of them? Three? Half of them?”
“Every last one of them. Lock ’em up in one of their private prisons.”
“Not gonna happen, Che.”
“Che? Me? Listen, Scarface, I’m about law and order. Don’t any of you PE degenerates believe in that anymore?”
“OK, here’s the deal, Che. I’m going to walk you through this nice and slow so that even an agave-sweetened hippie like you can understand this. Stick with me, this is gonna be a little complicated. Ready?”
And so he began:
“Let’s say the government decides one day, ‘You know, we oughta listen to Che here, let’s throw the book at every firm and every executive that our people can make a case against. Because you know, gosh, it’s all about rule of law and blind justice, just like Che says.’ OK, so now this means indicting just about every serious player in finance, so they take down Goldman Sachs, they take down Citigroup, JP Morgan, BofA… and they also serve all the big funds who are at least as guilty, if not more. So they shut down Pimco, Blackrock, Citadel… maybe they indict Geithner and Summers, haul in some of Bush’s crooks… right?”
“Too bad they don’t serve popcorn here, this is getting good.”
“OK, now guess what you’ve just done? You’ve just caused the markets to completely tank. Remember what happened after the Lehman collapse? Remember how popular that made every politician in Washington? Still wondering why they coughed up a trillion bucks? They were scared for their lives; that’s why they voted for that bailout. You’d have done the same goddamn thing. But if we go after everyone guilty of fraud and theft, the market crash this country would see would make 2008 look like Sesame Street. Open that can of worms labeled ‘Fraud’ and the whole fucking economy collapses. You may as well prosecute people for masturbating. No one will know where the fraud investigation stops and who will be charged next—everyone will try to cash out, and the markets will tank to zero. And guess what happens when the markets tank to zero? Every fucking American with a retirement plan, or an investment portfolio, or a 401k—every state pension plan in the country, every teacher’s pension fund, every fireman’s pension—every last one of them will be wiped out. That’s what the Lehman collapse taught us.”
“Us? It didn’t teach us anything but that this country is run by maniacs.”