"If we win this war a lot of things will change." from the movie 'The Patriot'
There is a war on for your food, but what will you do? Defend the family farm? Would you allow your homestead to be overrun and destroyed by a totalitarian regime? Do you realize that we would not have ever won independence from England if America was a land of only peaceful farmers? Why the push in this day in age for farmers to be pacifists, Quaker like, and resist verbally, but not to defend their property from these modern day domestic terrorists of the alphabet soup agencies of a dictatorial government? Why is it that pacifists detest and dislike patriots?
“Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me'.”
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Be like a little lamb if you want, wolves find them to be an easy and most delicious meal. Are you going to let your farm go to the wolves? What would Thomas Jefferson have done if he was in peaceful Pennsylvania farmer, Dan Allgyer's shoes? Would Jefferson have just hung up a 'Going Out of Business' sign? I don't think so. Our founders pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to ordain and establish our Republic and the Constitution. Are there any great men left that would be as bold and brave as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in todays totalitarian police state?
The American Revolution forced the Society of Friends to do some serious soul-searching. Once a year all the Pennsylvania Quakers gathered at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to conduct business and address questions of faith.
In 1776, the meeting, operating by Quaker consensus, (sound familiar?) expelled Quaker men who chose to fight in the war for independence. Outraged by their neutrality, and suspicious that many Quakers hid behind their pacifism to make money and disguise their loyalty to the Crown, the Pennsylvania assembly instituted a loyalty oath that prevented Quakers and other pacifists from voting (in 1779). As the war dragged on, patriots became increasingly suspicious and angry at their Quaker neighbors. How many foodie activists today are hiding behind their pacifism, and the non-aggression principle to make money and disguise their filial loyalty to the powers that be?
“When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually…
“The people have a Right to mass and to bear arms; that a well Regulated militia composed of the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free State. …”
Because of your pacifism America is now a nation that is run by Monsanto. All the while your fellow man is being soft-killed by the GMO foods, you fear being to brave or bold in defense of your farm. Why do you fear standing up to the Fascist Agricultural Industrial Complex? Are you happy living in a Fascist, Socialist, Communist, nation? Thank your fellow pacifist if you do.
Today it is easy for use to see why people wanted independence for the American colonies. We can even imagine ourselves joining in the fight against British rule. It is not so easy to understand why people who had lived in America for all or most of their lives would be opposed to the Revolution. Sometimes colonists were forced to make a choice for one side or the other, and they made choices they later regretted. Some people changed their minds and switched sides during the war, sometimes more than once.
“Arms in the hands of the citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny or private self-defense.”