By Reverend Paul N. Papas II
December 31, 2019
Recent events highlight the great divide between those with and those without a backbone to stand against evil. Many of those without a backbone to stand against evil are either perpetrating it or enabling evil.
At the time of his death, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, also known as “The Fighting Quaker”, was the most decorated Marine in US history; he was the only person to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor for two separate military actions. He had also become an unrelenting voice against the business of war.
General Smedley is quoted as saying: “There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.”
- Received 16 military medals, 5 for valor. Is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice.
- Wrote the 1935 exposé that linked business and the military titled “War Is A Racket.”
- Ran for Senate as a Republican in 1932.
In 1934, Butler went before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to expose a conspiracy against the government. He had been recruited by a group of wealthy Pro-Fascists who had hoped to use him in a coup against President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He went along, gathering intelligence about the plot, and took it to Congress. Butler’s assertions were not aggressively pursued, and the matter was largely dismissed. However, an internal report to Congress from HUAC confirmed the veracity of the plot. (1)
In the Second World War we had many outstanding civilian and military leaders which worked to win the war against evil. One such Military Leader is General George C. Patton, see the video below:
Plots to over throw governments go back thousands of years in history. Various groups stated various reasons for their coup or attempted coup. At this time it appears our country has a group who attempted to subvert the will of the voters. Maybe their methods were different today than the ones General Butler testified to, but the results would have been the same had they been successful, the forced removal of a duly elected sitting president.
Perhaps those participants in the attempted coup are so narcissistic they take no care for fear, anxiety, and despondency they cause in others. The participants don’t realize they are exposing themselves to be the obnoxious, insecure, morally bankrupt, mental runts of the litter that they are. Those participants were hoping to foment civil unrest; it turns out the general populace saw through and didn’t fall for the participants scam.
The participants would have us not protect ourselves. In six seconds a murder was stopped, much faster than police could arrive. See the graphic video below:
Still one of the participants insists it is irrational that we should be able to protect ourselves. See the video below:
Schoolyard bullies have a smaller territory than dictators of countries and smaller territories than the coup participants.
Keep your backbone in place, defend your home and your Bill of Rights or you may loose them both and wake up under a ruthless dictator.