Friday, July 30, 2010

From Braveheart To Big Fan

by Keith Johnson

I see a whole army of my countrymen, here, in defiance of tyranny. What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?”

~ William Wallace ~ from the motion picture “Braveheart”

Talk like that could get you branded a right-wing extremist these days.

We are now taught that feelings of hatred and anger are things that should be criminalized, and if you raise your voice anywhere outside of a sports stadium, you could very well be forced to take some anger management classes. Do it within earshot of a police officer and you just might get yourself a beat down, a tasering— or even worse—you just might get shot.

I wonder how things would have worked out for the people of Scotland, had they used their “indoor voice” when negotiating with their English oppressors, some 700 odd years ago. “Calm down,” “chill out,” “walk it off” and “take it easy” are quotes you don’t often associate with that era.



The corrupt leaders who have taken control of our government are inching us closer each day towards a third world war. They have wrecked our economy and intend on sinking our nation into despotism. Where is our William Wallace? Are there men willing to risk life and limb like the brave Scottish soldiers who soundly defeated the English at Stirling Bridge?

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