Monday, February 23, 2009

Ode To Cowboys

I have wanted to write this piece for some time, and primarily, it is a response to Hillary Clinton more than to the messiah B-HO, although it certainly does apply to him too. Back during Operation Chaos and the Democratic Primary, Hillary the Harpy crowed “the era of cowboy diplomacy is over.” Hillary is now our Secretary of State and the “messiah” is certainly as opposed to American self-determination as she is. What a supreme irony it was that Hillary, an ultra-Left Winger whose sordid past includes associations with Black Panthers, became the standard bearer of the more Centrist and Conservative Democrats during Operation Chaos.

But, I digress. Anti-American Socialists from Europe, North America and elsewhere love to look down their royal noses at the “cowboys” from Middle America. So we must examine, what is a cowboy? What do they REALLY mean in their derision?

First a quick examination of the origins of cowboys is in order. Who were their ancestors? Well, as I have pointed out in other Republic of Utica posts, the American Revolution was fought by an Army of Southerners under George Washington, who came to the aid of Northern militiamen from small towns and rural areas of Northern States. These were the ancestors of modern Conservatism. The Urban Elites, who loved their King, bowed down to him, and wanted his rule over North America to continue, are the fore-runners, if not in most cases the actual ancestors by blood, of modern Liberals. They supported their red-coat troops and hoped they would prevail over “the Country People.” Those that shouted “Long Live Liberty” as blue-coats marched through the streets and “God Save the King” as the red-coats marched past, not truly caring who won, are the fore-runners of the modern “moderate,” although I can think of several other words far more appropriate.

In the 19th century, as America moved westward, the descendents the Patriots of Concord, Lexington and Bunker Hill, aka “the Country People” moved into states like Idaho, Utah, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas and other states that modern Liberals love to look down upon. The descendents of the Southerners who fought under Washington also moved West, but more to the South, into states like Texas and Arizona. Some Northerners settled Texas, some Southerners settled the Dakotas. It wasn’t set in stone, but that was the general trend. Our Urban areas were, naturally, a mixed bag population wise, but those Urban Elites that had supported their King, still remained, though in diminished numbers, as many had fled to His Majesty’s Dominion of Canada. After the West was tamed, they took the trains, and later planes over to the West Coast and became the bi-coastal Elite.

What were cowboys like? They emulated the Spanish vaqueros who followed their centuries old traditions. Spain had been cattle country and the Spanish made America likewise during the 16th and 17th centuries. Americans learned their ways.

Cowboys cared for large herds of cattle, an arduous task, and brought them to markets. Like modern day oil men, they brought a highly valuable product to millions who depended on it and in return were often treated like criminals, though they usually had done nothing wrong. Cowboys were looked down upon by more “settled” people for their rugged ways and their fierce independence. A cowboy rarely relied on others for his subsistence, on the contrary, he brought good subsistence to others.

In “Braveheart” there was an exchange in Latin between an English Lord and William Wallace, the Englander referred to Wallace as a savage. But the term he used was homo indomitus which is slang for “savage” but literally means “man without a master.” And that is why William Wallace said “ego sum homo indomitus” (“I am a man without a master”). The cowboy, like Wallace, is someone that an effete decadent Liberal would call homo indomitus, to which he would reply, “indeed I am a man without a master.” A cowboy is a free independent man who doesn’t want anything from anyone, just to left alone in his freedom. As reasonable as that sounds, it would amaze some at how this mortally offends people like Hillary Clinton, Jaques Chirac John Kerry, or the messiah Obama. B-HO’s comment about how people in Middle America “cling to their guns and religion” is another Liberal truism said in this vein. Yes, we “cowboys” cling to our guns and religion. We cling to that which made us free and to that which keeps us free. In his “wisdom” the messiah wants us to give these things up, along with our freedom and bow down to him like Egyptian fellahin have bowed down to pharaohs and sultans for the past five thousand years.

Obama, the Republic of Utica does not bow down to you, it raises the standard of freedom against you, in defiance of you. As Cicero said in De Republica, “when a government is honest, just and virtuous, taxes are light. But when it becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent ; it is a usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.” What does that mean to us today? Look for many more Waco and Ruby Ridge-style incidents under the sublime leadership of B-HO the messiah. A trillion dollars in new spending! A trillion is a number Cicero probably could not have fathomed.

Hillary, her husband Bill, the “messiah”, Barney Frank, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi just don’t get it. They can’t understand why we’d rather be free than subservient to them and their European and Asian friends. Just as the late 18th-century urban elites never got the Patriots of Concord and Lexington. They don’t understand why we just won’t submit. The Republic of Utica intends to continue to baffle them.


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