I offer sincere and heartfelt personal thanks to friends and passersby who have added their thoughts to mine over the past year on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed, both here on the blog and via e-mail to me, personally. The overwhelming majority of feedback has been extraordinarily encouraging, affirming and uplifting … and for that I am very grateful!
Maintaining a site such as this, in the way that I had originally intended, requires a significant allotment of time. As some of you may have noticed, I have not been able to keep things ‘fresh’ here recently, in the same way that I used to. Real world responsibilities have prevented me from doing so.
Since those responsibilities will not be diminishing anytime soon, and, since I do not like to do anything half-heartedly, I will be allowing this weblog to die a ‘natural death’. It will remain here, as is, as long as blogspot.com allows -- ‘for posterity’, let’s say :) -- a time capsule, of sorts. Maybe some of today’s youth will stumble upon it years from now, scratch their heads, and remark with some cynicism, ‘That’s not what I was taught in school. What were these people smoking?’
There is an enemy out there whose most powerful weapon lies in the fact that Western Civilization values human life and human potential. That enemy does not. As a result, this war of all wars is being fought on a battlefield that promises to be covered in a sea of blood whose presence we will mourn, and whose shedding they will celebrate.
Despite the ruthless character of that enemy, our most formidable enemy lies within our own borders. It consists of those whose charge it is to secure and maintain our safety and sovereignty, and yet, while claiming to be our benefactors, they are authoring our demise.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear ... Marcus Tullius Cicero (50 B.C.)
Again, sincere and grateful thanks to those who have participated here. I know you will all keep up your efforts to unearth the truth that leftist politicians and their complicit media and academia ‘experts’ consistently attempt to bury. Doing so, through an unrelenting personal search for truth (despite encountering countless agenda-driven imposters posing as such), and the dissemination of that truth within our own neighborhoods, is our best weapon against tyranny and oppression.
Always seeking the guidance of the One who provides optimism for the future and wisdom for the day.
God’s continued blessings to you all ...
~ joanie (cw-patriot)