REDUX: Do We Begin Again???

Or do we just say, ‘the hell with it all!’???

JFB_2009_port~ Forewords ~
It has been a long time since I have had any desire to write any new columns for this publication, and frankly this is the closest that I am able to come at this point. You will soon understand why.

Earlier today, I received a phone call from a great friend and former contributor to The Federal Observer, Karen-Lee Bixman. Our conversation was comprised of catching up with the world around us – in other words – our families – among other things. Amongst the reasons she called me, was to thank me for having maintained her archives all these years (her last official submission was on January 28, 2004), as her now grown children are beginning to inquire of her work. While doing a quick archival search of our old files, the following column came before me, and while some of the details have changed, my sentiments persist. (NOTE: Due to some technical updates of this site, the old archives of the Federal Observer are no longer available.)

For those readers, who listen to my daily internet-radio broadcast, Life, Liberty & All That Jazz, you will have noticed my recent ongoing frustrations and anger over the direction of this nation, politically, financially and spiritually – sentiments, which I have visited before. The following I share with you, realizing that I am not alone in my feelings. (JB)

The following column was originally published on the first generation Federal Observer April 25, 2006 and subsequently republished in 2013. Some columns never go out of style. Tonight, I have made some minor edits – but nothing has really changed…

Coffee and biscuits with the Joad’s
Due to an abnormally heavy client load and obligations – both business and professional, it has now been over two weeks since I have had the ability to update The Federal Observer.

Because of 18 to 20 hours days and client phone calls coming to me “as seen on TV”, where people believe that there are “operators standing buy” to take your orders for grossly over-priced “rare-coins” and Tiffany-style lamps, over this past weekend I found myself suffering from exhaustion and dehydration. In my nearly 60 hours of bed-ridden misery, I began to hallucinate about client portfolios, sucking toes and the future of the publication, you now find yourself reading. (The sucking toes part I just added for a little spice).

By early Sunday morning, I began to believe that the time had come to shut the damned thing down. Let’s face it; in less than six fifteen and one-half years we have published nearly 40,000 columns (99% fewer than one-third of which remain in the archives), dealing with subjects, which SHOULD matter to the average America but doesn’t seem to.

We have covered the modern Militia movement in America during this past fifteen twenty years plus, beginning with the recanting of the tale of the Weaver family in an obscure area of Idaho, now known as “Ruby Ridge,” the Davidian Massacre at the hands of Reno the Butcher (and Holder her handyman), on to Oklahoma City and the saga of McVeigh and Associates, John Doe (the elusive “Third Man“), the ongoing Peckerdillos of Willy J. and his co-President – the Bitch from Hell – and all the rest of the diabolical cover-ups through the Administrations of the Clinton and Bushit-artists and now the Muslim’s from Hell – the Obamanites.

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We continue to address health and wellness (some of it through the association of our dearly departed former colleague, Dr. William Donald Kelley through his website, Victory Over Cancer), the financial ruination of America through the machinations of globalists and their blood-sucking partners – the International Banksters, education, environmental issues (perceived and otherwise), 9/11 – the event, the aftermath and the apparent cover-ups, which were used as the excuse to wage a multiple of wars against peoples who were not even eating at McDonalds on the day of attack. … and this just an overview!

We’ve published so much that I can’t even remember the range of subjects covered by our talented writers including Rick Biesada, Linda Shrock-Taylor, Nancy Levant, Lady Liberty, Metcalf, Alan Caruba, S. J. Miller, Karen-lee Bixman, Frederick Meekins, Carl Worden, Mark Terry, Jan Herron, Frosty Wooldridge, Makow, Stang, Cliff Jones, SARTRE, Knifeman (Stephen J. Norling, a trusted and old friend), Warren “Bones” Bonesteel and the one man I could not have done all of this without Louis Turner – and so many others that I can’t even remember at this moment. Without these dedicated people – The Federal Observer could never have become what it is today – and what it could become in the future.

Tom: Ma, there comes a time when a man gets mad.

Ma: You told me, you promised me…

Tom: I know, Ma, I’m tryin’ to. If there was a law they was workin’ with, maybe we could take it but it ain’t the law. They’re workin’ away on our spirits, tryin’ to make us cringe and crawl, workin’ on our decency.

Ma: You promised Tom.

Tom: I know, I’m a-tryin’ to, Ma…

Ma: You gotta keep clear. The family’s a-breakin’ up. You gotta keep clear.

Over the past two years, we have spent more time and devoted more space to the issue of the illegal invasion of America (even devoting a now defunct web-site, ‘No Stinking Amnesty‘ to the subject). I have begun to know how Doug Thompson, founder of Capitol Hill Blue felt every so often – “It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee,” – because nobody really seems to give a shit!

“C’mon Captain, take some time away from it all. Take a roll in the hay with the wife, smoke a joint with your son – relax man – you’ve done your time – let someone else pick up the pace. Chill out! While Junior was whacking off in a coffin, you served about eighteen months more in country than John Kerry – you took your oath and defended the nation – for some other oil company – came home, took your licks, stood up like a man and got on with your life.

You made a couple of great kids – who still seem to get lost on the road-map of life occasionally – and now you have three grandchildren who mean the world to you. Take some time off Cap’n – the problems of the world will still be there when you get back. What’s a few months or a few years anyway???”

Well up your’s Jack! Yes, I took an oath to “uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies – both foreign and domestic.” That oath was taken on November 7, 1965 and over 50 years later – I still stand by that oath. You see, an oath is nothing more than your commitment – “your binding word” – and Pilgrim, words are what men live by!

Tom: They’re gonna drive me anyways. Sooner or later, they’d get me for one thing if not for another. Till then…

Ma: Tommy, you’re not aimin’ to kill nobody?

Tom: No, Ma, not that. It’s just, well, as long as I’m an outlaw anyways, maybe I can do somethin’. Maybe I can just find out somethin’, just scrounge around and maybe find out what it is that’s wrong and see if ain’t somethin’ can be done about it. I ain’t thought it all out clear in my mind, I can’t. I don’t know enough.

Ma: How am I gonna know about ya, Tommy? Why, they could kill ya and I’d never know. They could hurt ya. How am I gonna know?

What is the mission of The Federal Observer?
(from the FAQ section of this publication) As its name suggests, our mission is to keep watch over the continual indiscretions of our “beloved” Federal Government and to report wrongs against the Constitution – and America’s people.

Our mission is to make the reader think – for him or herself for once – then to react and ACT upon the information, which we provide.

While co-hosting a radio broadcast with Robbie Noel on April 25th – in the Year of Our Lord, 2006, I was given the shot in the arm that I needed, when our guest, Al Garza of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps reminded me why I got into this fight to save America to begin with. Thanks Al – I’ll see you at the Gate.

There is no time to stop and take a breather – or there will be no future my two Angels – unless I get up every morning and kick a lot of ass in this world – and that is why The Federal Observer must pick up the banner once more and forge ahead. I pray for help and guidance, but as stated in the song, “Soliliquy” from Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Carousel says, “I’ll try by God, I’ll try!” I may a little slow from time to time – but if I get that way – just kick-start me – ’cause I’ll be around – and so will The Federal Observer.

Tom: “A fella ain’t got a soul of his own, just a little piece of a big soul – the one big soul that belongs to ever’body. Then…then, it don’t matter. I’ll be all around in the dark. I’ll be ever’-where – wherever you can look. Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad – I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry an’ they know supper’s ready. An’ when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise, and livin’ in the houses they build – I’ll be there, too.

I can think of no better way to close this rather brief column, but with the words of the great Patrick Henry of Virginia:

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

I’ll see you in a couple of hours at Sundown.

Without Apology I am,

Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher

bennett_0608~ Afterwords ~
Much has happened since the penning of this column. We have suffered through seven years of Obamanomics and the Socialist takeover of our beloved Republic. The Federal Observer is now in its fifteenth year of publication, having posted well over 30,000 columns (most by your truly), S.J. Miller has succumbed to cancer, as has Aaron Cantor, and Bobby Wygand and Karl Kaufmann have also passed (two long-time supporters and friends). In the past two years we have also lost great friends and contributing columnists J.D. Longstreet (in 2014) and Uncle Alan Caruba (In 2015). A few of our original contributors no longer do, while still others have joined our ranks – including Granny (Jackie Juntti), Neal Ross, Ron Ewart and Charles Dickens, Justin O. Smith, Mike Gaddy and others.

Our battles against the federal usurpers and their unwillingness to deal with the illegal invasion of this nation, had spawned a sister web-site to The Federal Observer, No Stinking Amnesty, which continued the fight of the likes of Garza, S. J. Miller, Tom Tancredo, Rick Biesada, Russell Pearce, D. A. King, and thousands of others across America. Due to lack of interest – this site has been closed…

I now have three grandchildren (all girls), and my oath to ‘protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America’ was taken fifty years ago this past November. And the battle continues.

Are YOU angry enough yet? (JB)

15 thoughts on “REDUX: Do We Begin Again???

  1. Karen Medders

    Yes I am!

    I’m so happy and blessed to have stumbled upon your website this afternoon. I was reading back over the article Gold Heist by Karen-Lee Bixman and how relevant her research is today and as unfortunately prophetic was her message.

    I have four daughters of my own, while I have never served in the military, I have taken my own personal oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the united States of America.

    Usurpers and crooks will NOT take control of my country and the legacy I pass on to my daughters and their children and their children’s children. I am proud of my American heritage and will defend her honor til the day I die.

    Please continue to do what you do, as I remind myself every time I want to walk away from all of this BS and nonsense: To walk away from the fight is to let them win by default. Default ain’t an option!

    Your work and archiving of Ms. Bixman’s investigative research and articles provides the necessary facts and background information to those just now waking up. Ms. Bixman’s efforts, nor yours will have been done in vain, I assure you.

    My deep-felt appreciation to you for your dedication and efforts in this battle.

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    1. Neal

      All I know is that the next few days will help me blow off some steam. Going to see ZZ Top tomorrow night and then Monday going out shooting. Just bought 800 rounds and gonna shoot up some water bottles and blow apart a few coconuts. Great stress relief!

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  2. kismet_kate

    unless you see yourself as a capable ‘army of one’ or ‘leader of an army that exists, – somewhere’, please continue to alert the rest of us via radio and websites to the observations you see so clearly. There are others of us who are angry and frustrated, but need as much information as possible to sort out where to begin effective ACTION… have heard even you say there’s ‘nothing that can be done’ during one of your tirades, when obviously frustrated… a few people still come to your chat room because they are mostly believers in what you have to say; it does not serve a good or noble purpose to be angry with ‘them’ – cuss, discuss, but with mostly respect…. it serves no one if you stress yourself to death ! (esp those grand-daughters you love). tc With no apology either, kk

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  3. Osh

    great column. good to see it again. Hope we’re all around to see it posted in another half a dozen years, only then after victory is ours. Hang in there Jeff.

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  4. Neal

    I know how you feel buddy, I truly do. Although you have been at this much longer than I have, there are times when I feel like saying ‘the hell with it, nobody’s listening to anything I say.’ But then I’ll get an e mail in response to one of my columns someone found online, or something kickstarts me and I find myself back at it again. I don’t know if it is my anger that keeps fueling me or if it is a gentle nudge by God Himself, but I just know that I can’t, and won’t, give up.

    When I was a kid my dad took me to swimming lessons. The first day they taught me how to float. That’s it, just float. When my dad came to collect my scrawny ass and take me home, he asked, “So, you learn to swim yet?” With that, he threw me into the deep end of the pool. I splashed my way back to the side and climbed out. His response, “That wasn’t swimming” and threw me back in again. Later I found out that he would have dove in to rescue me had I not made an effort, but he wanted to see how stubborn I was when things got serious.

    So I guess I’m in this shit for the long haul. As long as you have this web page up and running, I will keep sending out columns for the two or three faithful readers who visit.

    Keep the faith brother, our battle may never be won, but it is the good fight and we will be rewarded on the other side for our efforts.

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  5. hippybiker

    God bless those who have departed this life, and God protect those of us who are still in the ongoing struggle to retain our freedom given to us by him.

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  6. John W. Slagle

    Jeff,
    “Sounding Off” on hidden facts and agendas is never a waste of time. I’ve fought for this nation over three decades since my military oath in 1963,
    and border patrol officer oath in 1972. Returning to Tucson for several months from the Midwest was an eye-opener. The city spends one million dollars a year on gangbanger graffiti removal which is beyond maddness. Cops don’t seem to be able to enforce the law.

    My old residence near the Diamond Bell Ranch is now occupied and dangerous territory. Smugglers and human trafficking is rampant. This is the same situation Frosty Wooldridge and I brought to media attention in 2003. At one time we controlled cocaine alley with very few agents and no policy restrictions. The new patrol is handcuffed and hamstrung. I love this country and will never stay silent while carpetbaggers transform the U.S. into a third world nation. Take care of yourself Jeff and Thanks for all your efforts.

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  7. minute-man

    Jeff, I too get -very- depressed and disgusted with the sheep that surround us. I’m around their stupidity every day in rural ‘upstate’ New York -and am forced by circumstances to ‘interact’ with these fools,..

    -but “quitting” is not in the cards:

    “Quitting” -and going with the flow-, is to me , the same as walking in a Veteran’s cemetery to pee on the graves of those who gave their lives so that we might be born free. And THAT I will not do.

    Our burden is nothing -when compared to what our forefathers endured. Though perhaps it is more frustrating, because we who are much better informed than our ancestors, are very aware of the -power- of those who have permeated and infest our once great government. Frustrated too, when we consider the electronic surveillance and eradication tools they possess…

    Because we can think, we are all at a loss I think of just ‘how’ to come to terms with, and what to do about their evil control. And because we remember Wounded Knee (both times) Ruby Ridge, Waco, and now witness such things as 9-11, Newtown, and the Boston false flags, we have seen that they will let -nothing- stand in their way… If I were 20, or 30, I would be thinking “Red Dawn” about now, but yea, facing reality, I am getting old. That too is part of all of our frustration.

    May God DAMN them all. Each and every one.

    But keep on keepin’ on Jeff, your site is a very good source for inspiration and thought. It serves a -most useful purpose-. One can always count on reading very heartfelt and thoughtful pieces by a cadre of very intelligent patriots on this site -unlike what one is likely to find on the plethora of so-called “tea party patriot” sites (-among others)

    PS: look to your e-mail for a some fun fotos taken @ Valley Forge on Columbus Day weekend
    ( Oct. 13th) when the Tyrant in Chief DENIED access to Veterans and all Americans
    to that sacred site.

    Note too, whose flag is flying from the main visitor’s center flagpole at the end of the day…

    Yes it was a good day. Even a good day to die if it had come to that.

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  8. Craig Tarter

    Being the relative newcomer that I am, my two cents may not be worth even one. First off I like the site. It has things “published” that I don’t agree with from time to time, but/and for the most part I find it quite informative, even and especially when I don’t agree! Your allowance of things disagreeable, is nothing short of a breath of fresh air. I’m frequently an asshole, and the paucity of round table condemnations often times gives me pause. So with that, Thank you.

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    1. The Publisher Post author

      Relative newcomer? Hell – I am glad to have you here Craig. Of course if the Snark-man shows up, he will have every bullshit story in the book to debunk this column. You are up to it.

      See you at Sundown Partner.

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  9. Michael

    Jeff, can’t thank you enough for all that you do. Anyone that has the patience and understanding to put up with me and Ross at the same time deserves a medal of some description.

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