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December 23, 2009

Christmas


What a strange season this is. We have slipped into Winter.

Andrew Wyeth said:
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone
structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it,
the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath
it, the whole story doesn't show.
This nation has slipped into Winter and night. Our Founders weep as patriots are forced to witness the rape of Lady Liberty. Military veterans will approach this Christmas season in much the same way one must move forward despite the death of a beloved child. Citizens should cower in shame that over 200 years of the American Experiment died on our watch, pulled into the undertow of ignorance, selfishness, weakness and Socialism.

But, as Wyeth says: "Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." What doesn't show is Spring when seeds of discontent will burst forth with the sweet fruits of vengeance. Spring will enter majestically to a symphony of sharpening sabers and gathering armies. As buildings are rebuilt brick by brick, the American Revival will be achieved one small battle at a time. Spring is coming. Prepare for battle.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

64 comments:

Quite Rightly said...

I pressed the wrong key or something, so if you get two of these messages, please delete one.

"The American Revival." I like that. The light at the end of the tunnel. A wonderful post, Mr. Goomba. You sure can write your a$$ off.

The Cambridge don in The Bridge on the River Kwai used to warn: "There's always the unexpected." In these dark days, I've been counting on that. Figuring that the Good Lord wouldn't abandon a people who have done so much for the world.

So here's an unexpected event that I am going to regard as a little Christmas gift. News of it comes via Legal Insurrection.

Now I'll go toast to the American Revival and this bit of unexpected news.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and to all the good folks at the News Network.

sig94 said...

2 Sam 11:1
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king's men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

Let us prepare during the winter, during the cold, silent, sterile times when our souls contemplate harsh realities and plan what must be done to preserve this Union - or render it asunder.

Framkly my dear, I don't give a damn which way it goes; but I will live as a free man and I will not bend the knee to Washington, DC, or Albany or any other foul nest of power mad politicians.

Wetzy said...

Lots of people are waiting and watching.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and tender are your words.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Rightly, thanks for the kind wishes and the valuable link.

"There's always the unexpected".... Perfect.

Anonymous said...

Sig, there may be a warrior hero in our future, but I can confidently predict it won't be a politician.

Anonymous said...

Wetzy, it may be time for the Silent Majority to raise their voices and unsheathe their sabers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, VL. The very warmest Christmas wishes to you.

banned said...

Despite the heartening collapse of the warmongers at Copenhagen I fear that England too is slipping into permanent winter.
After the forthcoming route of the Socialists at our General Election, Traitor-In-Waiting Dave Cameron will do no better, leading us in thrall to the evil EU.

Still, never mind, 'tis the season of goodwill and all that. Merry Christmas Nickie and best wishes for the New Year.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, banned. I wish there was some way to tie that referendum around Cameron's neck.

Anonymous said...

America is like lava right now. It looks cool and black on the outside. Wait yntil you see what is happening under the surface.

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

I too shall paraphrase a quote, from the Scottish Declaration of Arbroath on April 6, 1320--

...for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under tyrannical dominion. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.

Anonymous said...

Steve, what this nation needs is more patriots like you. The day may come when we'll be able to count just how many we have.

Anonymous said...

The question is: Bang or Whimper?

Anonymous said...

Nonny, that's the question. What's the answer?

The_Kid said...

Nickie, Nice to see your footprints on the interwebs again.

I can't find a concise clip of it so I'll have to go from memory...

Peter Sellers, -an illiterate lifelong gardener and butler who finds himself unemployed after his employers die - in the movie Being There.

In a scene where he happens to be in the White House talking to the president who is most concerned about the economic situation...

President: So, you feel there will be growth in the spring ?
Sellers: Yes Bobby, in the winter, growth dies and must be pruned away, then in the spring, new growth appears and covers the landscape.
President: So then, growth will be strong.
Sellers: Yes Bobby.

Anonymous said...

Kid, exactly!

And it's good to again be stomping around the halls here.

My favorite: "As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden."

Anonymous said...

Nothing will happen. The American people are too soft and spoiled.

Dillinger said...

I was going to say it where you commented on my own blog but I thought it better to do here. Merry Christmas to you as well Nickie... Merry Christmas to all here.

Anonymous said...

no comment
But I did enjoy reading the comments about this blog.

Anonymous said...

Zio, I hope you're wrong.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, you Old Geezer. Stop by often.

Toaster 802 said...

Zio Rico said...Nothing will happen. The American people are too soft and spoiled.

...About 97% of Americans you are right,

It is the 3 percent, the 9,246,499 that will join the fight...

Anonymous said...

Dillinger, it's been a difficult year. I predict we'll turn the tide in 2010.

Thanks for your good wishes, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Nice one, Toasty. I love your attitude. Thanks for being in our side!

Velcro said...

Like Dillinger, I wanted to thank for the warm comment on my post; Godspeed on your continuing pilgrimage, and i hope you and the Mrs. have a wonderful Christmas!

I'm filing my pitchfork like Gomez files his fence...

The_Kid said...

Nickie; You have a better memory than me.

I mostly remember the part where he says "I like to watch" ;-)

Anonymous said...

Outstanding post, Brother Nick. Yes, Winter is here but Spring is coming.

As for me, I live among the evergreens in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Velcro, what a wonderful image of you filing the fork. Me, I'm spending a small fortune keeping the cauldrons of oil boiling.

Anonymous said...

Kid... What a coincidence. DC has a tattoo on his forearm that says the same thing.

Anonymous said...

DC, I've never considered tumbleweed an evergreen.

Thanks so much to the team for covering so beautifully during my wanderings. You folks moved well beyond simple posting, and raised the tone of this site with your political poetry.

j summ said...

glory, glory hallelujah. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you sir! i hope the spirit of of founders can be rekindled, as for me, MOLON LABE!

T. F. Stern said...

Merry Christmas to everyone here at the Goomba writer's guild.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Nick ... but it's not the same without our Patron Saint.

Welcome back ... your steed is ready. Time to ride.

Any word or insights for us unwashed re: your visit to the Holy Land? Would love to hear.

Grandma J said...

Christmas blessings Nickie.

LL said...

Merry Christmas to the Goomba Crew: Nickie, DC, Rhod and the lovely Opus #6 (by that I imply that Nickie, DC and Rhod are NOT lovely).

And to the people who love freedom and who won't let this nation pass into the morass of socialism under their watch.

Anonymous said...

Sunn, thanks for stopping by with your Yule tidings.

Anonymous said...

TF, you know that we return the sentiment, my friend.

Anonymous said...

DC, I say this without hesitation... On this planet, the United States of America is the greatest force for peace, individual liberty, and freedom of religion.

Anonymous said...

Grandma, I'm a fan Christmas blessings right back atcha!

Anonymous said...

LL, the Goomba Gang took on a new luster when you signed up. In a street fight, I want you on my side.

They Say/We Say said...

Merry Christmas everyone

r l n ! said...

"Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."

But i don't think it's the American Revival. i don't think i'm being cynical...i think i'm just believing Scriptures -- the something that "will burst forth with the sweet fruits of vengeance" is GOD Himself, in the Person of CHRIST JESUS.

America's beginning as that Experiment was as a CHRIST-believing nation, but though there's a remnant of this, most have gone astray...waaaaay astray. So what else can a righteous GOD do but chastize His beloved Experiment? Or maybe what you're saying is that if GOD "spanks" this baby hard enough, it'll wake up screaming itself into a Revival?

ΦΩΣ ΙΛΑΡΟΝ said...

Καλημέρα και Χρόνια πολλά, ευλογημένα Χριστούγεννα. Με το καλό ο καινούριος Χρόνος.

ΦΩΣ ΙΛΑΡΟΝ

Rhod said...

Peace for Christmas, afterwards cry havoc. This is only a pause.

If you need encouragement, think of the noseweed Grayson who demanded of Holder that he jail a critical blogger for five years without trial, and that Interpol is operating without scrutiny or restraint in American.

Some of us might not be coming back.

Anonymous said...

TSWS,... Best Christmas wishes to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Rin!... If your theory is correct, Barney Frank & friends are in for one Hell of a surprise.

Anonymous said...

ΦΩΣ ΙΛΑΡΟΝ...

Σας ευχαριστώ για τις επιθυμίες σας Χριστούγεννα. Θα είναι ένα δύσκολο 2010 για όλους μας, αλλά τα καλά θα κερδίσουμε τελικά.

Anonymous said...

Rhod...

Noseweed Grayson was my stage name throughout the 60's and 70's.

Yes, there will be casualties. You, more than most, understand that sometimes the only reward for love and sacrifice is a martyr's death.

Happy Christmas, my revered friend.

Snarky Basterd said...

WE wait, Nickie ... to rise from the ashes of the socialist's "making history" and take this country back from them ... with our checkbooks and our votes. Their time is over. Our time is coming.

Welcome back, Nickie. It's very good to have you around again.

Anonymous said...

LL, I resemble that remark ... Merry Christmas.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Man's greed and a need for power got us to this point.

I'm going to, and I urge all others to, enjoy your family, enjoy your friends, eat too much, relax, and come swinging after. We haven't lost yet, and they will feel the sleeping giant come November.

For now ... Merry Christmas Nickie and to everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Snarky, we share the same goal. Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Odie, very same to you. Stay warm up there.

Anonymous said...

DC... Don't we all?

JPT said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

JPT, the very best to you this Christmas season! The new year will soon be upon us.

r l n ! said...

It's not "my" theory...i just put all my eggs in GOD's basket -- His Word and the Word made flesh -- CHRIST. And Job 42:2, "i know that You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted."

i checked out Barney Frank on Wikipedia (i'm an ignoramus on politics as you've probably figured out), and i see that he's one of the bad guys. Well, so was Paul...but we can never know GOD's plan for any person until the "fat lady sings" -- oops...is that political incorrectness? How 'bout 'til the trumpet sounds?

Anonymous said...

OK, rln... That fat comment may get you banned. This blog is often referred to as Corpulent Central.

r l n ! said...

LOL!!! i'm a'grinnin' from ear to ear, even as i type this...

Okay, you can have the last word... i'll be the "gentleman."

But here's mine: maybe "corpulent central" should get hooked on Zumba as this newbie GNN fan is hooked:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JJrU0YkDxQ

Opus #6 said...

Nickie, I see that your pilgrimage did not convince you to hammer your sword into anything. :-D

Anonymous said...

Opie, only into a sharper sword. Rhod is an inspired and inspiring teacher.

Rhod said...

Nothing compares to a bad-tempered misanthrope for inspiration, friend of mine.

Wetzy said...

Mr. Goomba, you are an American Patriot. Thank you for this blog.

Merry Christmas.