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Recusing Myself On Recent Events, Let Me Bring Up A Point About Tiananmen Square

Posted on | June 10, 2013 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

Actual courage in the face of evil.

Actual courage in the face of evil.

In the first place, the United States government is not a line of Type 59 tanks. In the second place, recent headline twerps are not Tank Man, staring down the barrel of tyranny.

The question to ask is: what constitutes heroism? It strikes me that, if in a situation where the government is doing something way out of line, e.g. interning citizens of Japanese extraction, one should have the courage both to

  • Raise the issue, and
  • Stand and deliver on the raising

That is, if you are certain enough that whistle blower mode is called for, you underscore your point by triumphantly treading titanium testicle territory, like Tank Man.

When you go all Brave Sir Robin, you seriously undercut your argument, and raise questions about motives.

Keep this in mind, patriots: irrespective of your contempt for the results of any election, try to hold true to the ideals the country was founded upon, and faith in the system to Do The Proper Thing.

That is, look past the IRS, DOJ, Pigford, and the rest of the laundry list of scandals. If there is any good to come of this wretched 100 year anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s inaugural, it will be

  • a gut check,
  • a rejection of statism, and
  • a return to the individual and not the regime as the main point of emphasis.

Keep your powder dry, and let’s stick it to the incumbents at the election next year, Americans.


6 Responses to “Recusing Myself On Recent Events, Let Me Bring Up A Point About Tiananmen Square”

  1. ZOSecretService
    June 10th, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    @smitty_one_each Check into this guy, you will have a hay day with his dumb ass :

  2. BobBelvedere
    June 10th, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Recusing Myself On Recent Events, Let Me Bring Up A Point About Tiananmen Square #TCOT

  3. DaveO
    June 10th, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    Some folks are taught to worship Betrayers. From cheating spouses to Daniel Ellsberg, our American culture loves the ‘gotcha’ of power plays, and especially power reversals.
    Pigford is probably one of the best examples of folks thinking turn about is fair play.
    That this guy fled to the PRC tells me all I need to know about him and his family.

  4. Adjoran
    June 10th, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

    Quite right. The lad could have marched right into Rand Paul’s office and asserted whistle-blower protection. Instead, he gives the story to the World’s Biggest Flaming Sockpuppet and flees to Red China.

    And then, after pretending to be observing all sorts of super-secret security including signing into his web account passwords under a veil to block hidden cameras and never going outside, he gives a long video interview which reminds me of a whiny little twerp who wants to talk about himself.

  5. smitty
    June 11th, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    >a whiny little twerp who wants to talk about himself.

    Are you suggesting a run for the Presidency?

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