Biden’s ‘Dark Winter’ Is a Time for Patriot Action
By Dennis Jamison —-December 22, 2020
During the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in October, Biden stated that America would have a “dark winter” in reference to his weak assertion and the Democrat mantra that the COVID deaths in the United States were all Trump’s fault, and that he should have acted sooner. However, in the winter months at the beginning of the year when COVID-19 hit, Biden, along with his more vocal Party members, criticized President Trump for shutting down travel to China. Which is it?
Biden pursued his point: “We’re about to go into a dark winter… A dark winter, and he has no clear plan and there’s no prospect that there’s going to be a vaccine available for the majority of the American people before the middle of next year.” Yet, two have come forth to be approved. The question remains whether the American people will trust in their government to take a vaccine now that some are available. In October, only 40% of the population said they would be willing to take the vaccine, if there were one available.
Small groups of a “vaccine-resistance” are beginning to form around the nation. There was already general resistance to vaccinations during the 2016 general election, and it seems to be reviving. The nation has been swept by fear due to COVID, but several thousands of citizens are more panicked about the lack of respect and obedience to the Constitution than concerned over the “plandemic.” And in fact, the dismantling of America’s election integrity appears to be of increasing importance as several patriot, conservative, and Christian groups in all parts of the nation have already, or are now organizing for action due to the cavalier view that those in Congress and even those in the Supreme Court have taken in light of definite evidence compiled regarding the corruption and fraud in the recent election.
It is indeed a dark winter, but not for the reasons Biden was weakly alluding to; but, it is because his Party has decided to steal a presidential election. Collective anger amongst the American citizens is exponentially rising over the censorship or suppression of any type of criticism of the outcome of the election from the social media outlets as well as the lack of coverage in the mainstream media of the violations of election procedures and voting machine anomalies that appear to demonstrate a rigged election. How can American citizens allow the theft of a national election? Before, people fought and were willing to die for the right to vote. Women in the women’s suffrage effort suffered much, endured so much, in their fight to simply earn the right to vote. Blacks had to struggle and suffer great indignities and personal injuries for the right to vote.
Now, in this day, is it now acceptable to steal one’s right to vote? The progressives are truly not so progressive; in all honesty, they are absolutely regressive because they will have America go back to the way it was in the Democrat-controlled Deep South. It does not matter who is spewing the Democrat-Progressive-Socialist mantra that this was a fair election. That is defending a corrupt, fraudulent, and manipulated election outcome. The defense of the “move on” mantra, like the recent remarks by Geraldo Rivera, is a defense of the steal. Such individuals are aiding and abetting those who committed the crime. Through their words, such people are revealing their true colors, and they are not red white and blue.
In December of 1776, American colonists were facing a dark winter as well. Only six months after proclaiming the Declaration of Independence, the War for Independence seemed to be lost. The onslaught of the powerful British military overwhelmed the rag- tag band of American “troops.” The devastating losses at Fort Washington and Fort Lee in New York left many colonists doubting General Washington’s capabilities and overall the wisdom in declaring “independence” and taking on the mightiest military power on the planet. The powerful British forces had chased General Washington out of New York, out of New Jersey, and had re-occupied three colonies. Washington had retreated into Pennsylvania, but the British forces had pursued the colonials to within miles of Philadelphia, the very birthplace of American Liberty.
In that critical time, it appeared to many that the entire fight for independence was about to flame-out as a noble, but a lost cause. Freedom seemed to be on its deathbed. Many Continental troops had been captured, some were executed, and many remaining of the beleaguered men had their enlistments coming to an end in this time .Some decided not to wait and went AWOL. On top of all of this, Washington’s band was in dire need of supplies. Many men only had summer uniforms or lacked proper boots. But, good favor shined upon the father of our country. British Commander, General Sir William Howe directed his forces to prepare for winter quarters. Likely in his arrogance, he may have felt that the war would be soon won in the Spring. Regardless, the British pursuit came to a halt for the winter.
During the long pursuit, even the morale of the enlisted Continentals had grown dull and the Congress had become anxious about their choice of Commander. But, history is full of stories of how, in such times of trial, great leaders emerge. It was such a time for General George Washington. He knew an attack, if successful, could turn things around and restore a bit of confidence in the colonists’ pursuit of Independence. Washington’s plan to attack the Hessians at Trenton on the other side of the Delaware River is now famous because it was brazen, yet it was victorious. The attack took place the day after Christmas, and it proved to turn the tide in the war to some extent because the victory showed that the Americans would not give up their fight for freedom.
Just before this attack, on December 19, Thomas Paine published the first volume of a series of his pamphlets entitled The American Crisis. The very first edition was reported to have been written by the light of a campfire on top of a drum head. Amazingly, the words apply to the war we are now engaged in – and it is not about the battle against COVID. The now famous “Crisis,” begins:
These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
True then, and true now. General Washington had Paine’s pamphlet read to his troops on December 23, 1776, just two days before Christmas, when he asked them to march, not to retreat more, but to go on offense and to attack formidable Hessian mercenaries. Those men spent their Christmas Day marching – all day – just to get to a ferry crossing point on the Delaware that evening. They finally got across the river about 3a.m., and still had to march on to Trenton. They attacked around 8a.m. The spark from Paine’s American Crisis must have burned in them on the way, despite the rain, the sleet, and the snow they had to brave.
Today the battles patriots are still fighting has tried our souls, but this war is for the very soul of America, and “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered…” Patriots today still have more marches, more rivers to cross, more battles to fight. Let’s unite and win the battles before us. No retreat – no surrender!