Do You Know What a Citizen Soldier Is?
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Most people that fancy themselves by the term “conservative” have been brought up in intellectual and educational circles and through intellectual and educational materials that are conducive to a Jacobin, fake patriot, nationalist point of view.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Most people that fancy themselves by the term “conservative” have been brought up in intellectual and educational circles and through intellectual and educational materials that are conducive to a Jacobin, fake patriot, nationalist point of view. If you say to me, [mocking] “What’s wrong with being a patriot?” it’s one of the greatest vocations there is, if patriam — I explained this two weeks ago and I find myself explaining it every other week, and I’m happy to do so. Patriam, homeland in Latin. When I play Stonewall Jackson saying “citizen soldier,” Rome was filled with citizen soldiers at one point in time and so was Greece and Sparta. A citizen soldier understands that the defense of patriam, his homeland, is part of his duty. It is part of his duty to his fellow citizens. It is part of his duty to his wife and his children that are under his care. That’s the extent of it, though.
The citizen soldier’s duty does not extend to invading and occupying half the known universe or eight percent of the known universe. The citizen soldier knows that his country is where his children are born. His allegiance is to that country where he and his children are born. That could be, if we had any sense left in us in these United States, the state you were born in. My first allegiance is to the State of Louisiana. I was actually born here. I wasn’t imported in; I was born here and have lived here most of my life. My allegiance to my country, therefore, is to Louisiana. I spend a lot of time trying to rouse my fellow Cajuns and what have you to that fact. This is our country. It needs to be defended from Chileans and Mexicans and Zimbabweans and Germans and whoever else wants to invade it. It also needs to be defended from that monstrosity that mortifies, scandalizes and tyrannizes it, called the general government of the United States.
What is so hard to grasp about this? The only thing I can think of is that people have just been clubbed over the head and brainwashed, I mean psychologically programmed over the course of their lives to accept that their country and the nation is this blob of America. Without the blob and our vainglorious government that keeps it all together — or does it force us all to be together — there is no life on Earth. Really? You really believe that? Wow. What does that say about the state you live in? Even if it’s the most corrupt place on Earth like New York, New York is still beautiful. When people ask me: Mike, what do you think? How do we fix this? I give them answers and they say: No, really, what do you think? Such is my existence. Such is being a [r]epublican and actually trying to live that way and counsel people to that manner of thought, to that philosophy.
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