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Listen to Me Now… America is Awakening


Earlier this summer, I wrote an article entitled This… Cannot… Continue. As Minneapolis was being destroyed, and the lawlessness and destruction spread to many of our cities, I began to first listen to friends, acquaintances, and others on why so many people were saying and doing things that seemed foreign and almost surreal to me. So, I began to listen to try to understand. And while I have learned a great deal about things I had not known before, it is time for those who are pushing the agenda we see nightly on television, and for Americans…to listen to me now.

I’m not going to rehash my article, but please understand… I have learned a lot in the last few months because I decided to listen to understand, rather than head to my ideological bulwarks and defend the “truth.” One thing I pointed out in that article was that perception is reality. Which means while there is objective truth, all of us have to try real hard to find truth. It is hard to find because we all bring our own life experiences, education, and principles to the equation. When we do, truth is many times not what we find.

I have learned a lot about why so many black Americans feel unsafe, in regards to the police. Rightly or wrongly, this is how many feel and pointing to statistics, to behaviors, and the like isn’t likely to change that. What will change the perceptions? There are a litany of things that can be done, and most of them are not the responsibility of police. Most of them are changes that need to be made within the black community.

I write to you today because those changes within the police, within the black community, are currently impossible. Every one of you must listen to me now, because the America we seek, the more perfect union, where unalienable rights and liberty exists and are protected for EVERY United States citizen, is a goal that will NEVER be reached as long as the left continue to control the narrative. The left do not seek change for the better, they seek change to destroy and to build upon the ashes of America, one of the most heinous, tyrannical societies the world has ever seen.

Sure, they won’t say that exactly. How we know is in their actions, in their intermediate goals. And even occasionally, they slip up and tell us what their end goals are. Yet, it appears up until now, that Americans have done little to check the civil war the left are engaged in.

Why? Why do so many Americans sit by idle? Why do so many veterans (police, military) sit by as the left work to tear down liberty, tear down our society… to hurt, maim, kill?

Where are the Americans?

We must understand that throughout our history, Americans have been people that do not want to get involved. General George Washington, as president, warned us against foreign entanglements. We counted on for most of our history having the two big “moats” (the Atlantic and Pacific oceans) to protect us not only from military aggression, but also the tyrannical and evil ideologies which spread from time to time in Europe and elsewhere.

With the age of the Internet, and international air travel, our world is a lot smaller. We can land in any country on the planet within a day. We can see live events happening anywhere on the planet. We have access to information, whether true or propaganda, at a moment’s notice. We witnessed on 9/11 attacks by foreigners and foreign ideologies/principles right here on our soil.

Today, we see attacks on our institutions, on our liberty, on our American principles… on our very way of life, in our cities and even our neighborhoods. Our divisions are turning to chasms, in our neighborhoods, in our churches, in our places of work, and in our homes. There aren’t any “moats” to protect us any longer.

Veterans’ Oaths Never Expire

Americans want peace, they want to be able to express their unalienable rights as they see fit, and they want to be left alone to live their lives pursuing happiness. It is because of this, that Americans are slow to anger, and slow to action. We hope, and pray, that cooler heads prevail. We contribute money to causes which we believe will help, and we go to the voting booth to elect those we hope will solve these problems, and will keep their oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and the core American principles it is based upon.

But my fellow Americans, as I learned while serving in the Army… hope is not a plan. And right now, the only ones with plans are the ones trying to destroy America. The good news is that is coming to an end.

I see movement among Americans. I see restlessness and preparation. On the extreme end, I see record sales of firearms and ammunition, so much so that come calibers are almost impossible to buy ammo right now. I see some, for good or for evil, have begun taking to the streets. Many of those opposing the rioters are coming out of their homes armed.

I see armed neighborhood watch groups, I see home owners holding AR-15s in order to stand their ground and protect their property. I see even veterans beginning to talk about their oaths, and how they didn’t end when they left or retired from the military or police.

Whether you believe it or not, Americans are wakening. As Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor would reportedly write in his diary, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve…” today’s Americans are starting to realize that inaction and hope are no longer options. The left have not realized this, at least not fully.

Some on the left have seen the changes lately. They warn that the riots and unrest are actually helping President Donald Trump in his re-election efforts. That the nightly looting, destruction, and worse are beginning to shift public opinion towards him. The left are beginning to understand this, as you see newscasters try to spin riots into “mostly peaceful” protests.

America is rising, awakening… and the terrible resolve that the left are instilling in Americans is about to come to a head. Americans are now realizing that elections will not solve this, that elected leaders are either impotent or too cowardly to solve these issues. And so, as Americans have done so often throughout our history… we will take care of this ourselves.

I want to pause a second to say.. this is not a call to violence. This is a call to peace. As President Ronald Reagan stated in his first inaugural address, “As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it, now or ever.”

The left are enemies of America, they are adversaries of every American. They are adversaries because liberty is the core of what every American seeks. Liberty is what every American has been willing to sacrifice EVERYTHING for, including their life.

The left are taking legitimate issues (e.g. police reform) and using them for their Marxist, anti-American agenda. They are co-opting out institutions, our culture, and our good nature in order to push their agenda. For the left, this upheaval is an opportunity to tip America their way forever.

Their mistake is that even though they have grown up in America, they do not understand America or Americans. They perceive American’s wanting peace to be weakness. And as Japan, and every other enemy of America has always found out, that is a miscalculation that ends up in their destruction.

So, it is time for those on the left to listen to me, to listen to America. It is impossible for you to win. It is impossible for you to move America where you want it to go. You will either realize this soon and save yourself a lot of pain, or will realize it too late… where pain will be your lot.

For those that have hitched legitimate issues and grievances to the anti-American left, you would be best served to disengage from them before it is too late. Your cause, even if legitimate, will be lost in the destruction and tyranny of the left. The result will be your cause will go the direction the left is headed… which is a place of hopelessness.

For example, the attempt to better the lives of Americans who happen to be black and to change things in their lives for the better is an honorable one. All Americans are onboard with that. We are not backers of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization. It is a Marxist group more intent on furthering the anti-American agenda of the left, than improving the lives of Americans who happen to be black.

Listen to me, leftists. Listen to understand. You are making very grave mistakes, ones which will lead to much pain and destruction. Americans always will live under the banner of “live free or die” or “Sic Semper Tyrannus” (Thus Always to Tyrants).

This is not a call to violence, and it is not a support letter for white supremacists or any other anti-American group. This is a warning, and a promise. America is awakening. You should never question or doubt America’s resolve.

Author: Jay Shepard

Jay Shepard is the Executive Editor of Committed Conservative. Jay is currently a security analyst and business owner. Jay served 21 years in the U.S. Army, mostly in the infantry. Jay also served as an Army inspector general for four years. Jay has a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from James Madison University, and a Masters of Public Administration (concentration National Security) from Troy University. Jay has run several successful state-wide political campaigns, and has been an outspoken advocate for the Constitution, the core American principles, the Convention of States, and military policies. Jay’s passion is everything to do with the founding of our country, and with baseball. Jay has coached over 30 years at the youth to prep levels.