“AMERICA’S RISING STRESS LEVEL!”


By Ron Ewart,
President


National Association of Rural
Landowners
and
nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights
issues
.


© Copyright August 13, 2010 – All
Rights Reserved
 
 
 
 

THE CLINICAL DEFINITION OF STRESS:  "Stress is a term in psychology and biology, first coined in
the biological context in the 1930s, which has in more recent decades become a
commonplace of popular parlance.  It refers to the consequence of the
failure of an organism – human or animal – to respond appropriately to
emotional or physical threats, whether actual or imagined.   Stress
symptoms
commonly include a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term
resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion, as well as irritability,
muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physiological
reactions such as headache and elevated heart rate.
  
(from Wikipedia)  
Hmmmmm!

A MORE COLLOQUIAL
DEFINITION OF STRESS
"Stress is the
confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the
living daylights out of some idiot, who desperately deserves
it
."  (From a Wet Willies "gag" card, with a
few revisions to clean it up.)
 
Now that’s more
like it!
 
A flight attendant on a Jet Blue flight
from Pittsburgh to New York loses it because of an unruly passenger, cusses out
the rest of the passengers over the public address system after
landing, then escapes with a beer down the emergency shoot which he deployed and
scurries to his car, later to be arrested at his apartment for a variety of
charges.  Stress led to frustration, which led to anger, which led to
abnormal behavior. 
 
As a mirror to the mood of the country, the
flight attendant has now become a folk hero.  But then Robin Hood was a
folk hero and he was nothing but a thief, even if he did only steal from the
rich.   DB Cooper ripped off an airplane of a bunch of bucks and
parachuted into the Cascade wilderness in the middle of the night.  He too
became a folk hero, although he probably paid with his life for this idiotic
stunt.  Doesn’t take much to become a folk hero these days, does
it? 
 
It gets better.  A property owner,
frustrated with the draconian zoning regulations placed upon his land by the
local planning agency, outfits his large bulldozer with half-inch steel plates
and cuts peep holes in the plates to see out.  He drives his bulldozer to
town on his lowboy, unloads it and then proceeds to turn the planning
office into a bunch of broken sticks with the bulldozer.  He is
eventually dispatched (killed) by the police.   Stress led to
frustration, which led to anger, which led to abnormal behavior.  He too
became a folk hero for many rural landowners who are besieged by rules,
regulations, restrictions and ordinances that render their land virtually
useless, while city folk get off virtually scot-free.
 
Another property owner who uses his property
for his business, is given much grief by the planning and zoning department
about the material and equipment he stores on his land.  They tell him he
has to remove it, which will put him out of business.  He spirits a shotgun
into the next council meeting, shouting "Kill the Mayor" and proceeds to kill a
couple of council members before the police killed him.  Once again, stress
led to frustration, which led to anger, which led to abnormal
behavior.
 
We recently spoke with a property owner who
built a garage on his large rural property.  It took over 6 months and
$3,000 in permit fees, expert witnesses and consultants before he finally
finished the garage.  To build a garage mind
you
!  Needless to say, he is very angry.  He’s now
installing our powerful, legally intimidating No Trespassing signs that tell
government agents to KEEP OUT in no uncertain terms!  He’s had it! 
Many Americans have had it up to their eyebrows, as their stress level
grows.
 
We could go on and on about many more of
these stories of stress, frustration and anger, that eventually lead to abnormal
behavior and violence, but we’re sure the reader gets the picture.  How’s
the stress in your life?
 
Let us be clear.  We do not condone
abnormal or violent behavior but the fact is, if you want to do anything in
America, the permits, the cost and the time, drive people almost nuts. 
Crowded airplanes, trains, buses and roads raise the stress level even
more. 
In addition, all across America the
frustration level is rising as a result of a government who continues to squeeze
Americans with law after law, rule after rule, restriction after restriction,
regulation after regulation and ordinance after ordinance, mostly without
constitutional authority.  That stress is rising among the American people
is no great surprise and was easily predictable.  What is even more
predictable is where this collective stress will lead, as individuals and as a
country.  It could very easily lead to civil war or outright revolution,
but somehow we don’t think the government gets it. 
 
Several months ago, we created a YouTube
video
entitled "The Coming Civil
War
".  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Ewwmikc9Q
The hits to the video are over 20,000 so far and the comments are disturbing to
say the least.  Many Americans want to get out the guns and go to war right
now.  Their stress level is high, their frustration borders on delusion and
their anger grows by the day.  This isn’t rocket science.  If the
pressure continues, it can only lead to increasing violence.
 
If Americans don’t want to see the lid blown
off and their stable little lives come apart at the seams, they had better take
back their government and they had better do it soon.  The point of no
return is rapidly approaching and after the point of no return, it will take a
revolution to restore our Republic.
 
But how you say?  How do we take
back the government?  You start at the local level of government and
public schools and you attend the council meetings and the school board
meetings en masse and you present to them a list of
reasonable, common sense demands.  If they don’t
meet the demands, you use the political power of the many to vote them out of
office.  Get together first before the meetings and settle on the demands
before you present them to the government and the school board. 
 
Relieve your stress by taking
action
.  Get noisy.  Quit being nice.  What has nice
got you so far?  The other side isn’t nice.  Look at what they accuse
you of?  You hate children and you are against them.  You want to take
social security away from seniors.  You are racist.  You hate blacks
and Latinos.  You are scare mongers.  You hate the environment and
don’t want to protect it.  None of it is true.  You are discriminated
against because you are a conservative that believes in the founding principles
of this once-great country.  It can be a great country again, but you are
going to have to get off your dead behinds and put your thoughts of freedom into
action.  And don’t give up until you have a win.  Then go after
another win and another and another.  Be persistent.  Be
persuasive.  Sometimes, when necessary, be obnoxious.
 
And it can’t be just a few of you that get
involved in local government or the school board.  It has to be many. 
It should be a hundred or more.  Find out who the players are on the
other side.  Dig into them and their motives and
agenda.  Expose their agenda and make it public.  Most
people are fair minded.   When blatant unfairness is exposed, they
react negatively against it. 
 
And remember, if much of
this "stuff" we are being confronted with today, occurred 100 years ago,
some politicians would have been taken out into the woods, stripped naked
and tarred and feathered.  That’s how some of our ancestors reacted to
political skullduggery.  We are not suggesting that we tar and
feather anyone
.  We are just saying that our tolerance level
for the crap being handed to us by our leaders, is way too high.  That
tolerance needs to come down a notch or two and we need to become far less
tolerant of politicians that constantly violate their oath of office to
preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States, so help them
God!
 
Politicians of all stripes are pussy cats in
reality.  They love working in the shadows.  They hate public scrutiny
and they despise being called on the carpet for their misdeeds.  When
confronted with their shortcomings, they suddenly get religion and they beg your
forgiveness.  Don’t forgive them, get rid of them.  They are leaches,
blinded by the power they hold.  They only understand a greater
power.  For God’s sakes Americans, if you care about freedom, liberty and
American exceptionalism and American sovereignty, show them that greater power
and clean out the swamps once and for all.  Either you do it, or they OWN
you.  Right now, they OWN you.  The question is, how long do you
intend to remain a slave?
 
Start this November by kicking out as many
politicians as possible, on either side of the aisle.  We need new blood in
our leaders, leaders that possess the qualities of honor and common
sense.  Put the pressure on the new guys and gals and tell them if they
don’t adhere to the principles of our constitution, you will "kick" them out of
office too.  Demand the best and you might just get it.  One more
thing.  Quit being nice.  It has gotten you
nowhere.
 
 
 
 
Ron Ewart,
President
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS
P. O.
Box 1031, Issaquah, WA  98027
425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848
(Fax No.
425 222-4743)
Website:
www.narlo.org
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