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UNCOMMON SENSE


By R.C. Murray
January 31, 2010
NewsWithViews.com

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man.”

Ecclesiastes 12:13

These are the times that try men’s souls. When Thomas Paine penned these words late in 1775, he was appealing to working class Americans to decide in favor of independence from Big Brother Britain. Paine didn’t use the deep, philosophical arguments with flowery Latin words so favored by scholars in the Age of Enlightenment; he reasoned with the common man, asking him to use his common sense and seriously consider the current state of affairs. His strategy would run into serious problems today because common sense has gone the way of common courtesy.

Most Americans today lack that special reasoning skill so common 235 years ago. They lack common sense. That’s partly because most Americans’ vocabularies are too small for them to articulate a significant thought, and nearly all their life experiences are limited to what someone else has told them or what they’ve watched on TV, heard in the mindless lyrics of a pop song or read (I use the term loosely here.) in some tabloid headline. The very idea of studying several seemingly different facts, comparing them with other facts and personal experiences then deducing a solution is as foreign to most Americans as a foreign language. Those few Americans who possess what used to be called common sense actually have uncommon sense, now that thinking is left up to Big Brother America.

The culprit most responsible for making common sense an uncommon thing is the public school system, which really didn’t get underway until after Mr. Lincoln’s War Against the Southern People. It was used as a means of re-educating (indoctrinating) Southern children first then the rest of the country. Their success at brainwashing Southern children is best illustrated in Southerners today, who, for the most part, curse the name of Billy Sherman for burning Southern homes, businesses and churches but worship the name of his commander-in-chief, who gave Bad Billy his marching orders to burn Southern homes, businesses and churches.

Where possible, I try to help Americans put the dots together and help them realize the little knowledge they have was rationed to them by the government in order to control them. Legally STUPiD is a wealth of insider information about The System I fought for four years as an English teacher. Most folks, however, don’t believe what I’ve documented, or they think I’m exaggerating how bad public schools really are. I’m not exaggerating though. If you love your child and have him or her in a public school, get him out of there – then read my book!

There are other culprits responsible for robbing Americans of their ability to think, including the news media, the entertainment industry and liberal (apostate) churches with their dumbed-down modern bible translations. However, none of the above culprits would have the control they have over the ignorant masses, if the masses had not chosen to be ignorant – STUPiD – academically and biblically. Where was their natural suspicion of government so ingrained in our DNA from the time of Creation? How did they lose that childlike curiosity that led to millions of inventions, works of art, poetry and literature? Why did they choose to trust the devil himself, rather than God?

If ignorance is bliss, you may ask yourself why the ignorant masses seem so often to be raging about something. But then, how long do they stay mad about the same thing? Like George Orwell’s proles, they lack the common sense necessary to focus on a single grievance long enough to do anything about it. They can be aroused to vote for change for the sake of change, manipulated by elitists to vote away their Constitutional rights for so-called security then vote themselves out of a job because they support idiots that tax and spend away theirs and their children’s future.

Last year’s off-year elections in Virginia and New Jersey and the recent special election in Massachusetts reflect anger of the masses, but do you think they be able to keep their anger focused until the November election? And will it make any difference if they do? How about the November 2012 election – if there is a November 2012 election? My recent book, Prole Nation, and signs of the times suggest this country will implode before then. Putting Repugnants back in power won’t save this nation. In fact, the only thing that will cure Washington, D.C. of its corruption is a good heavenly dose of fire and brimstone. (Read Prole Nation and find out.)

What the masses need are tutors on a mass scale who’ll work among them, people willing to help de-program them of 150 years of propaganda. Here’s what I mean. What do you do with articles you read on NewsWithViews? If you say you forward them to all your friends and acquaintances, that’s good. But do you know if they read them? More importantly, do they understand what they read? Try to get feedback from them to ensure they understood the ramifications of what the NWVs writer is saying.


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Do you only window shop through NewsWithViews’ bookstore, or Amazon or any other online bookstore, where you’re more likely to find books the above culprits don’t want you to read? How often do you take the time and money to buy a book and actually read it? When you’ve read the book, do you write a least a short review about it online then pass the book on to your friends? I’d hope so. My prayer is that every one of my books when bought and read will be passed along to at least nine other people, who’ll read them and pass them on to other people and so on. As much as I’d love to sell books, I’m really trying to reach the masses with a loud warning, but I need your help.

I need your help with feedback about my articles and my books. Two major points about my last NWVs article make me realize I need to elaborate more on some of the things I say. Sometimes I wrongly assume my point is made clear to those with uncommon sense. One fellah recently sent me a message, advising me that the original state militias were actually replaced by the National Guards, so they could be controlled by the federal government. I know that, but I guess I took it for granted that what I was saying about the states taking back their Guard units would be understood for its symbolic significance.

I served in the North Carolina Army National Guard during a long break in service while I was in college. It didn’t escape my attention that the uniform I wore was identical to the one I took off when I left active duty. In fact, the tag over the left breast pocket clearly said, U.S. Army, not N.C. Army. Although I’m sure North Carolina tax payers have a vested interest in the weapons, facilities and equipment belonging to its Guard, I’m quite sure the state residency of at least 95% of North Carolina’s Army National Guard soldiers is North Carolina.

No rocket science here. Since their Guard is filled with North Carolinians, it seems to me it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Pine State, the Peach State and all those other states trying to find ways of exercising their 10th Amendment rights to make a change to their Guard uniforms. It’s only symbolic but, oh, what a message it would send to Big Brother!

Another, less tactful message from a reader accused me of blasphemy for suggesting that Christians take up arms against the government. I never said that. I simply advised folks – to include Christians – to arm themselves and have plenty of ammo on hand. Use that uncommon sense so rare these days. A well armed populous is a deterrent to Big Brother but not an insurmountable obstacle.

I know you big gun owners probably know a little more about guns than most folks, that when an M-4 comes up against a Remington Model 700, the M-4 is not likely to do so well. But don’t let that reality go to your head. If the government decides to send troops to take your guns, they’ll send a platoon of M-4s to your house. And don’t think they won’t blow you away. A whole lot of Southerners didn’t think Yankees hated them enough to invade their states and destroy everything they had then treat them like second class citizens for the next four generations.

But let’s not get our shorts in a knot about open conflict with the government. That’s not what I was advising folks to arm themselves for in the first place. Besides, given the current state of the economy, the dollar is about to bottom out due to government spending, which will lead to it being replaced with the Euro or something else as the medium of exchange. This will cause Big Brother America’s government to collapse, allowing us to start a new government using the same Constitution our elitist leaders treat like an anachronism. If no hot head on either side starts anything as occurred in April 1865, Big Brother will die at his own hands, and we’ll be allowed to pick up the pieces and start over, working till the Lord comes.

There is a good reason to arm yourself though. Consider what will happen when America’s proles fail to get their government entitlement check. Many of them have been robbing their neighbors for generations, only they’ve had Big Brother to do it for them through wealth re-distribution programs. Now they’ll just have to get off their lazy behinds and rob you in person.

What are you going to do when they kick in your door to find food and anything of value they can hock or trade for food? And don’t think they’ll stop at taking only your possessions. These predators will be just as willing to abuse your body and take your life. The same goes for your family. Will you turn the other cheek and let them rob, rape and kill you and your family? Not me.

I’m a Christian, not a pacifist. I’m not a wuss. I wonder if the reader who questioned my salvation realizes that my Lord’s name in Hebrew is Yoshua or Joshua, the name of one the Bible’s greatest military heroes. He and a couple other fellahs I’ll talk about in minute are on a short list of those I emulate. It’s no coincidence God the Father told Joseph to call God the Son by this name. My Lord is no wuss either. In fact, the world is about to find that out the hard way.

Yeah, I know a lot of folks don’t believe that. A few even took issue with me about it. That’s okay. I realize that they, like Thomas Paine, lack that special sixth sense, the original uncommon sense – spiritual discernment. Paine, a Deist, showed much promise in 1776, but he was too full of himself and went on to write a book promoting his belief in a supreme god but one that doesn’t reveal himself to man in any direct, personal way. He presented this concept in a letter to George Washington, and to his credit, old George put the faithless wonder boy in his place, advising him against believing and especially promoting his heretical nonsense. The man who two decades earlier appealed to others to use their common sense lacked the most important sense of all – a personal knowledge and relationship with Christ.

Several people have asked me what they should do in the face of such overwhelming power in government. How do they resist Big Brother and how can we hope to win? Pray and trust Jesus is what I tell them. The next person that ask me these questions will get a link to Chuck Baldwin’s recent article praising Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. These men are indeed the best this country has ever produced.

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They fought for a cause that history has distorted and lied about, but despite what the liars say, they didn’t lose. Their cause was liberty, and as long as there is hope for liberty in the hearts and minds of those who fear God, not government, and do their duty by him, Lee and Jackson’s cause lives on.

It’s not enough to have their pictures on my home office wall to remind me of their sense of duty and courage; my prayer is that when my life is over, I’ll have served my Lord as faithfully as my heroes, men of uncommon sense – Joshua, Lee and Jackson.

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R.C. Murray is a disabled veteran and former public school teacher. He left a good job as a technical writer for a satellite manufacturer in order to teach high school English, only to immediately be told he could not expect, much less require his students to read their literature assignments. After four years of fighting The System and having a stroke then a mini-stroke, he decided he was safer in the airborne infantry and returned to being a technical writer for a military contractor.

He has also dedicated the rest of his life to exhorting parents about what’s really going on in their local public school, the one they think is a good school. R.C. Murray is the author of two books, Golden Knights: History of the U.S. Army Parachute Team and most recently, Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn’t have to read.

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