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WAKING THE SLEEPING GIANT
by Paul E. Vallely, ©2011
(Jul. 27, 2011) — Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is portrayed at the very end of the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, and in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, as saying after his attack on Pearl Harbor, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” The quotation was abbreviated in the film Pearl Harbor (2001), where it merely read, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.”
Our first article in this series was to create an alert for the American people that we must awake from our slumber and re-establish the Republic “for which it stands” before it is too late.
Now we must demand Patriots and Veterans (the backbone of America) stand up and sound a Paul Revere call to all people in your towns and communities that America is in serious jeopardy of being destroyed before our very eyes. The real threats to our country must be realized by all and action taken before unrecoverable damage occurs.
We are calling up the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, Rolling Thunder/Bikers, NASCAR crews/fans, all the Armed Forces organizations, members of the NRA, Gun Owners associations, Horsemen and horsewomen across the country and all other Patriots to write letters to editors, call radio talk shows, announce on blogs, alert church leaders, organize weekly demonstrations, march in Washington, DC and your State Capitols. It is time for the trumpets and bugles to wake the Sleeping giant before it is too late. Whatever it takes to get the job done as the longevity of America and the Founding Fathers is in jeopardy.
We listen to the unfolding budget/debt issues, more negative news each and every morning and the continuing ineptness so clearly on display by our elected and appointed leaders. At once, while struck with horror, I now feel strangely disconnected from the passions it stirs in me. I walk the river near my home with my dog into the sunshine of Montana and I want, and expect something to be occurring in this country that will awake America today. Even here in the beautiful and rugged mountains of western Montana people are hiking, golfing, strolling, smiling and acting as if nothing of any momentous consequence is occurring in or outside the United States. Our belief in our safety and security is being shattered, yet strangely, people seem to continue as if there is nothing to worry about too deeply.
Personally, I do not believe in turning the other cheek. Yet, I do not want to become what I so despise – a fanatic driven by virulence and hatred as to do violence. I do not sanction any kind of fanaticism, because fanaticism feeds on itself and is driven by blind emotion. It demands unquestioning obedience and intolerance, rather than acceptance of diverse and genuine viewpoints. However, I do not believe in passivity either. Nothing goes away until you are willing to take a stand that says: “you may not cross this line because if you do, this will be the consequence.” Well, I am convinced that an unacceptable line has been crossed. You hurt my people, you hurt my country – you hurt me.
I do not excuse dishonesty, corruptness, and behavior by members of Congress and the White House. Behavior counts, character counts! If a child of mine is threatened, I become a lion. If my people are threatened I feel a personal sense of violation that I need to react to in much the same way. If my country is threatened, my patriotism soars to its highest level, and my blood boils. Punishment for this transgression of my person and my country’s boundaries and way-of-life is essential; it is in my opinion, mandatory as a citizen. Instead of our current dissolution and chaos, we must reunite and roar like the lion we are, the father who is reacting to a wrong done to his child.
Enough politicking and talk. Action is crucial.
The Patriots Union and Veteran Defenders of America need you and demand from our hearts that Patriots and Veterans join us now. We must counter the threats as we see them today. This is a national threat assessment that you will not see anywhere but here. Yet, it is the most honest assessment of the many threats to American freedom, liberty and prosperity today.
- Corrupt and Dysfunctional U.S. Government – Barack Obama and his team of Progressive Socialists
- U.S. Economic Collapse
- Moral and Cultural Decay in the USA
- Broken National Borders
- Iran and its Middle East proxies
- Radical Islam and the Global Caliphate; Al Qaeda’s surge
- Willful Constitutional violations
- Anti-American progressive liberal educational system at all levels
Enough politicking and talk. Action is crucial. We have been so afraid to be the lion, afraid to be seen as a bad guy, that we have NOT drawn the line in the sand and said: “you may not cross this line or these are the consequences.” To take a stand is not being a bad guy. It is quite the opposite, it is to be lauded; taking a stand with very clearly defined national goals and objectives are being responsible. We need to do more than simply reacting; we need to be pro-active and preemptive.
I want to see our people; our fellow citizens do just that, not just as a reaction to the current economic and security threats, but on a continual basis defending against internal (domestic) elements of national suicide and destruction. It’s the equivalent of being a parent who is afraid of being firm and setting boundaries, letting their child run out of control for fear we may be thought the ogre, and reacts only situation by situation, each time confirming softness instead of resolve. That parent needs to step back, size up the situation and say this is what MUST be done now, so not to face it again. We must change our political philosophy, awaken from our lethargic state, erase our apathy and above all, we must abide by our well designed Constitution.
We must replace the leadership of this country now by demanding resignations, exposing and trying political criminals, filing legal actions and replacing those people in positions of power with a new team of Warrior Leaders. I believe we must reclaim our status as courageous warriors, as outraged fighters, as the parents of the child that has been set upon, and say to those that have crossed the line and caused us pain: “there will be reprisal and punishment.”
In our American Exceptionalism, one borne of varied and mixed cultures, peoples with differing origins, of diverse religious affiliations; the need to put aside our petty differences which keep our combined culture fragmented, is crucial. I am one of those “Sleeping Giants” that has been awakened and want you to be awakened, and join me as a “Sleeping Giant” freshly awoken, a giant no longer asleep that sees the light of day before it is too late and is willing to ACT.
Please America; help us stir the “Sleeping Giant.”
Paul E. Vallely MG, US Army (Ret)
Chairman – Stand Up America
CEO – NEMO LLC (New Evolution Military Ordnance)