by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
There are two options that most people face when confronted with a difficult choice. They can choose to run away or to stand and fight. Both positions have merit, but knowing which to choose is a matter of timing and good judgment .
Throughout history, good people have been faced with this dilemma, should I stay or should I go? History speaks very clearly on this point, but there is not a hard and fast answer.
America is entering a very difficult time and the election of Donald Trump bought America some time. The election of Trump saved us, for the time being, from the complete police state that Hillary Clinton would have imposed. But 2o2o, looms large in the overall scheme of things.
It is true that good, conservative people, outnmber the Satanists that form the mentally ill liberal left. However, the left controls the Deep State, which in turn controls much of the government. The left has almost no opposition in the media, except for the alt media which is under attack like never before. The liberals control banking, Hollywood and most major corporations. This has left the majority of the country in a disenfranchised state. On the day that Trump leaves office, the march towards a total police state will move forward at a rapid pace.
A Lesson From History
I remember in my undergraduate days, when I was taking a history course, and I subsequently read the diaries of Virginia farmers at the beginning of the Civil War. Many of them just wanted what most of us want. Most people want to be free to pursue our interests, love our friends and families and to be left alone by the government. In short, most of us just want to be left alone, but there are some people who just won’t leave us alone.
In the memoirs and diaries I read from these Virginia farmer from the early 1860’s, they actually believed that the coming war would somehow avoid their farms and not touch their land or harm their loved ones. That ended up not being the case. Many of their farms were in the way and were destroyed. Many “innocent” civilians were killed, even the elderly and the children. Women were frequently raped by the advancing soldiers from either side. My takeaway from this enlightening educational experience was to appreciate the fact that there comes a time in every person’s life that they must make a stand and one cannot run away from the problems of the day. Cognitive dissonance is the enemy of all people facing a crisis. The Virginia farmers would have been better off declaring a side to back. At least they would have some measure of protection from the military that they chose to align with.
A Contrasting Lesson From History
Unlike the Virginia farmers, there is a time when it is prudent to run away as quickly as possible. Many of the people in the early days of Nazi Germany were distressed and concerned about Hitler’s obsession with the Jews. However, many people, including most Jews, believed that Hitler’s brand of totalitarianism was a passing fancy and would quickly fade away. However, many people, like Albert Einstein did recognize the danger and did subsequently flee and survived where many more ignored the warning signs until it was too late.
Running Away Does Not Guarantee the Future
Against all common sense and against all the clear warnings of what lies ahead for many of us, I am still not going to leave my country.When the persecution against Christians begins in earnest, and it is coming, I am going to stand and fight. Often times, running away is a fools errand. The following story illustrates the futility in trying to prepare for all eventualities.
I am reminded of the story of an American man lamenting about the fact that the Soviets and the Americans would someday engage in a devastating nuclear war. The man researched and studied the best place to relocate to in order to avoid what he felt was the coming nuclear holocaust. He literally took years before deciding to move as he studied prevailing wind patterns that could potentially carry deadly radiation as well as alliances between the Soviets and the Americans before deciding to relocate. Eventually, he decided to move to the Falkland Islands, and as fate would have it, 36 years ago, he found himself in the middle of a war. Subsequently, his new home was shelled and bombed by the British in the Falklands War with Argentina and the man lost family members. It is impossible to prepare for all eventualities. And like the Virginia farmers from the 1860’s, he would have been better off making a stand from where he was at.
As with any history lesson, or life lesson ,and to borrow from the world of phonetics, there is always an “I before E”, exception to the rule. There is one time when I believe that it is wise to leave the US and that is when your children’s lives are on verge of being thrown away. If the US government ever reintroduces the military draft, ostensibly to fight in the Middle East, I would leave the country and take my soon-t0-be-draft age son with me. We should all take a pledge that none of our children will ever fight and die in a Rothschild’s war for banking profit, ever again.
America is indeed well on its way to becoming a totalitarian state. When I was a child we used to make fun of the Soviets because they had to build fences and assign guards to keep people in. Now we see the same thing in America. We don’t build fences to keep people in, we have created financial fences, but they are just as tyrannical as anything the Soviets ever did. If you try and leave America, you will be assessed a 15% exit fee. Yes, that is correct, you are penalized for exercising the privilege to leave the country. This is similar to the Third Reich Flight Tax that was implemented as part of a larger emergency decree with the goal of stemming capital flight during the unstable Interbellum period. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, the Nazi government largely used the tax to confiscate assets from persecuted people (mostly Jews) who sought to flee the Third Reich. By the way, Russia has a flat 13% tax rate.