If you follow the blogs that I do, you’ll be aware that TL called for a PatriotCon.
Arctic Patriot and Kerodin have thrown in their hats as well. I’m skeptical at best.
First, I have a few questions:
1.) What is the purpose of the gathering?
If it’s just to make us “feel better” I’m not sure it’s worth doing. If you remember the Continental Congress 2009 put on by the We, the People Foundation; what you had was Delegates from all 50 states show up for 2 weeks in Chicago. When they got there, they though they were doing something very different than did the organizers. There was a mild rebellion. New leadership was elected. Documents were made. Nobody wanted to be “too extreme,” and those (mostly) young people who were, were treated like pariahs. The end-result? Nothing. Nada.
2.) What real result will come out of this gathering?
Is it publicity, a document, a platform, an organization, tactics, a plan?
3.) Is there a message to send, and who is the intended recipient?
Is the goal to sway the fence-sitters, to wake up people, to circle the wagons, to put TPTB on notice?
4.) If this meeting is what it should be, there is heavy risk. This should not turn us away, but how smart is it to telegraph our punches?
Call me strange, but when I slung a rifle and pistol and stood on the banks of the Potomac with about 100 other Americans; I could not help but feel a little let down; there should have been 10,000 of us… of you.
For a decade now, I’ve been working politically for Liberty. Although there has been a shift in the attitudes of this nation, I have yet to see a serious change in its governance for the better.
I am hesitant to spend time on one more “feel good” thing that does not move us any closer to our goals.
If I am wrong, please, point it out. Discuss. Teach.
My point, if it could be summed up, is this:
If we are to do something, let be something worthy of free men.
– Cato, the American.