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Independence by alpharalph Independence by alpharalph
Had this one sent to me, unknown author. Not my work, but it definitely strikes a chord with me. True freedom requires that one be ready and able to defend one's own life and the lives of one's family and neighbors...and country. Cops usually react after the fact, and governments are often mass-murderers. Take responsibility for your own existence.

Whew! That's a bit heavy. I'll need to get back to the fun stuff in a little while.
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yellowplasma Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true and so eloquently, powerfully stated! I remind people that ONLY governments kill MILLIONS of people. ONLY governments make entire villages disappear. ONLY governments have control over EVERYONE and EVERYTHING... but ONLY if we leave them with all the power.
CaspianSeaMonster Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The photography is property of Oleg Volk and the quote has been completely discredited; Yamamoto never actually said that.
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, never mind the hordes of hillbillies with ak-47 and M-16's, there's the US's nuclear arsenal and its massive army. For the love of God, they spend more money on their army than China.

Not to mention that invading the continent would be a massive logistical undertaking of epic proportions.
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thanks much for your comment and the fave!
NigNag Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Right on the money
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Yes. The founding fathers knew that one day, Americans would have to use the second amendment. I hope I never have to see that day, but one day, we will, but the question is; did we already surrender our rights?
Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
As a Lieutenant in the Imperial Navy in the 20's, when Japan and the U.S. were allies, Yamamoto was sent on an Officer's Exchange program to Washington. After riding 3 Days and 2 Nights on non-stop Trains from San Fransisco, he wrote to a Friend and said "I pray
that we Never go to War with America, for they
will Crush Us." He was the Only Imperial
Officer when the War started to have visited
here, and therefore knew just how Big their
enemy was... He knew Japan would Lose.
hmsnike Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I don't imagine he was a very happy man when he was told they were going to go to war anyway, knowing - at the time - what it would cost. Unfortunately for him, being right in the end might not have been much comfort when it was over - even had he survived the war.

One of the bitterest ironies about war: By and large, they are fought by basically decent people who believe they're doing the right thing. On both sides.
Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
There was a much bigger 'cultural disconnect' between the U.S. and Japanese that Europe... My Grandfather (mother's Father) was from Germany and signed up for the Navy (with his 5 Brothers) to be eligible for Citizenship (if they Survived). They all expected to go and fight the 'homies from the 'hood',but instead, 4 went to the Pacifc Theater to fight the'japs'. Great Uncle Stephan got assigned to a Destroyer on Convoy in the North Atlantic; the 'Boyz from the hood' in U-156 sent him to Davey Jones' Locker within sight of Nova Scotia...
My Grandfather was on an Assault Transport (LST, Landing Ship, Tanks, one of the Big Transports that would Run Up onto the Beach, under Fire) and He was all over the Pacific Theater for 3 years (with 62 Days Off) and if you have ever heard the phrase of
"Bloody Tarawa" that was because the Water in the Lagoon was Red from the Blood of the Guys who didn't make it to the Beach... 3 Days Later when the Coral Reef was Dynamited so the LST's could get in...
So My Grandfather told us Kids that "Atom Bombs are the Best Thing since Sliced Bread", and that was because He was on the way to Invade Japan when the War ended.
(In the Work I do, I managed to meet Paul Tibbets (Commander of "Enola Gay") and Thanked him for getting My Grandfather Home alive)
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