Saturday, March 24, 2012

How I got here

Over the past couple of years I’ve had several nosey fuckers ask me what caused me to have the political views that I have today, what made me decide to have a blog, shit like that.
I gave the nosey fuckers the standard answer - “Fuck if I know” but it has got me to wondering the same thing.

I got to make something clear here first - Nosey fuckers are okay as long as you don’t get up too much in my business. Shit like this I don’t mind because it’s natural to wonder about other folks, especially when it’s somebody that you can relate to. I don’t make no bones about it - I work for a living and face the same damned struggles you do. You can relate.
When you start getting too personal, you’ll know because I’ll tell you to fuck off, block your email and send CharlieGodammit over to buttfuck your poodle.

Okay, we’ll tackle the easy shit first. Why did I start blogging?
Because I was bored. And on a 3 year drunk. Seriously, I discovered non-political humor blogs and thought it would be cool. Started this fucker out as a humor/life story blog and evolved into this. Magic shit, man.
Okay, that takes care of that.

My politics. Fuck……. I honestly don’t know. I wasn’t raised in a political family, matter of fact I can’t remember politics ever being discussed in my house when I was a kid. Pops was a professional Soldier and acted as such. But being raised in a military household did instill a Patriotic spirit in me. You old Soldiers remember - having to stop and salute the flagpole at 1700 hrs even if you weren‘t within eyesight, the National Anthem being played before every movie, stuff like that. But as a young teenager in the early 70s I was a fucking hippie - Peace, Love, Dope. A Patriotic hippie - that’s some seriously confused shit, man.

After we come out here to California when Pops had enough of the peacetime Army and retired, I hung out for a few months working construction and green-breaking wild BLM horses for Darrel D until I got tired of getting stomped by bigger construction workers and meaner mustangs. Fuck that, I joined the army and got my young ass out of Dodge.

After my completely Honorable (had to throw that out there so there’s no doubt) discharge in ‘81, I still was completely oblivious to politics and got myself into a lifestyle that I can’t figure out today. Let me attempt to describe it to you: I was working at Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant 60-80 hours a week, seriously into redneck shit like bass fishing, guns, ghost towns and the ultimate hippie scene, The Grateful Dead. I hit every Dead show within 300 miles for 10 years, not missing a single one. If you don’t know about the Dead, they had a tribe of hippies that followed them everywhere, setting up camp around their venues and just doing the 60s hippie life. I was completely at home there, getting loaded, listening to the music and enjoying the sights. So yeah, I guess technically I was a hippie - one that went through 400-500 rounds of ammo a week and worked in a fucking bomb factory.

But I still was Patriotic. I still got that chill when I saw my Flag. I actually trusted my government. I voted every election. I went gun shows and was exposed to political literature. I saw a booth that had patriotic stuff like flags and banners and shit and was drawn there. I picked a copy of the “Turner Diaries” and stuck it in my bag. After I got home I started reading it, maybe got a quarter of the way through it before I got sick of the racist hatred I was reading and threw the book in the garbage. I was disgusted that the white supremacists had hijacked the term “Patriot”.

I got married and spent the next 16 years to busy fighting and arguing with my ex to pay much attention to what was going on beyond my front door. Coincidentally, my marriage and the American political system gave up the ghost at the same time - 2008. I filed for divorce and the american sheeple elected Obama as President of the Untied States.

I seriously can’t think of any single event in the past four years that turned me into a prepper or a III Percent Patriot. Once I actually started paying attention to politics I started getting more and more outraged at the bullshit that was being shoved down our throats. I mean, ObamaCare was a big one. That was a fucking fiasco, financially and politically. Pelosi saying that we had to pass the bill so we can see what’s in it, all of our elected officials tripping over Obama’s nutsack. Then there were all the czars that Obama was appointing, Van Jones being the biggest outrage.
I can go on and on about the things that piss me off about the Obama administration but you’ve heard it all before. What really pisses me off is #1 the elected officials that worship the kenyan and #2 the fucking people in this country that keep electing them into office!

Over the years I’ve found a bunch of prepper and Patriot sites and realized that Holy Shit, there are people like me out there! And we got the Patriot name back from the racists! Yay!


I’ve always stockpiled stuff and as far as ammo goes, I enjoy reloading and I buy my supplies in bulk. I can’t ever remember NOT having a shitload of ammo or 5-10 pounds of gunpowder in the house.
Same thing with food. I never did it on purpose but I’ve always had a good supply of food on hand.


As far as expressing my opinion here, it was just a natural progression. If I’ve got a venue and an audience, I’m fucking talking. Yeah, I know there are other eyes out there that aren’t friendly and yeah, I know I’m probably known by the Powers-that-wannabe.
I could’ve done the grey-man thing except for a couple of things. I ain’t that way and it’s fucking time to stand up and be counted.
It's time to let the powers know that we're sick and tired of the fucking abuses that our Constitution and Bill of Rights has endured. We're tired of Big Government and we're sick and fucking tired of government intrusion in our private lives.

Yes, I am armed and well stocked. No, I will not submit. Yes, I am willing to give my life to defend my Freedoms. There it is. Count me in, motherfuckers. Let’s dance.



I’ve never picked a fight in my life but I ain’t never run from one, either.

So there it is.
Any questions?

24 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

Seems entirely reasonable to me.:)

Swamp Dog said...

Excellent post Knuck, I can see exactly where you are coming from. I read your site every day. Keep up the good work!

Toaster 802 said...

My brother, I knew there was a reason I liked you from the get go. Lovin' the Dead seals it. I used to work my ass off all year go go on tour. The one thing that always pissed me off to no end was the tour rats always begging for shit. They would get all pissy when I would tell them not to go on tour unless you can afford to go on tour. Fuck'em.

I started to pay attention when my boy was born in 08 also. I do not intend for him to live as a slave, so I thought I had best unfuck myself and square my shit away. Well, it's a work in progress, but hell, it's better than 90% of the unawake are doing.

Stay strong. There is no way I'll ever be in Cali, but if you ever find your way to the Green Mountains, we'll pop a few cold ones and cap a 'yote or two.

Highgate '95 might have sounded lousy, but it seemed great at the time...

PS...btw, it is hard to type with all that bouncing going on...

rpm2day said...

Could not ha writ it better m'self!
Take care o that lass, as she appears to be a gift to ya.

wirecutter said...

Yeah Toaster, I've been to over 100 shows - at least that's how many stubs I've still got, I've lost a few. Plus we'd see the Jerry Garcia Band in the winter at various clubs in San Francisco, probably seen him 30 times.
Garcia was fucking brilliant. I can (and still do) listen to him for hours at a time.

KurtP said...

What kind of beer's in the fridge?

Sarthurk said...

Better Dead than Red!

Ah, you're closer to me,
than my family....

And they're a pretty rowdy bunch!

Erinyes said...

Let's see, we're the same age, Deadheads, patriots, preppers, marriages went to shit after 16 years in 2008, live(d) in California, like firearms and dogs and are poised to get married again...

You're like my doppelganger. Scary, isn't it?

WiscoDave said...

Glad Zilla gave you that award or I wouldn't have found you.
Feels like home here...
Last time I was in CA was at a MCRD.
If you ever need something in WI, look me up.

angrymike said...

Well I gotta say I think a lot of ppl started waking up after 08, leftys say it's racism but their to stupid to understand what real freedom is. I, like you am stocked and locked and really enjoy your blogs.
As the idiot in chief steps on OUR constitution it just makes me anger and anger, fuck the EPA, fuck Holder and fuck OBAMA. I can't wait till they kick in the door because if they get me I'm taking plenty with me!

Anonymous said...

Resolute=showing great determination.

Didn't know that about yourself did ya?
Keep up the growth in your patriotism.

Steve

kidrob13 said...

i thought the name of your blog. everything on the right side of your page explained it all.

Spon said...

Can I rent Charliegoddammit and drop him off at 1600 Pennsylvania?

Cheesy said...

"Holy Shit, there are people like me out there!"
To me, that is the best thing about the internet, connecting with like-minded people.
Been reading you since the occupy pepper spray incident.
I don't suffer fools either.
It's good to know you.

Brian said...

That was a beautiful piece Kenny.

The internet has given guys like us a chance to put shit out there that we are all thinking but have no common way of sharing.

The fucking whored out hometown papers and editors would never publish anything we write.

So instead of buying a printing press we have this. Until the government tries to shut it down. All good war planning starts with killing the lines of communication first. Some day.

Those are some great tits. Fuck Obama.

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Sounds a lot like me except I'm still married and don't care for the Dead. Yeah that gal looks like she's enjoying herself more than we are! Mmmmmm..... Boobs...

Robert Fowler said...

Keep up the good fight. You are not alone. I was told by one of my freedom loving friends, if your not on a watch list somewhere, you aren't doing it right.

Hello Birdy said...

WC,

Thanks for the bio.

I am not a southern boy, nor am I particularly a redneck, hell I don't even drink beer. I was born in northern Canada ... You have no idea what that's like.

I did live and work in the USA for ten years back in the 60s and 70s. So I know a bit about America. I pretty much grew up there and developed a great love for your country.

In my lifetime I have watched MY country go socialist under Prime Minister Pierre Eliot Trudeau. He was our Obama. Forty years later we have pulled ourselves back to where we now have a conservative government that is trying save us from the Nanny State. Prime Minister Harper just made it legal to buy a rifle or shotgun without having to register it. Although we still need a hard to get permit to even buy a fucking gun and ammo here. It's not worth trying to buy a legal handgun here. The hoops are just stupid.

I am very concerned about America and the fucking commie/muslim/economic mess you folks are in right now under your current African leader/puppet.

There are many Canadians who share your concerns about the future. Many of us are really pissed off too. And pissed off at Obama and his gang for what they are doing. It will affect us big time and many of us really don't like it. We are just starting to crawl out of the pit you are entering.

A lot of us also liked the Dead.

You are not alone.

Love the work you do on your blog. it matters.

And remember, Slaves don't own guns.

Anonymous said...

If O youbettetcare gets the nod from this loaded supremacy court and this fuck gets another corupt election, we are doomed. Talk has it that the U N will be coming after our bang bangs. Been trying to educate myself on constitution. Good book is 5000 year leap. Keep us wired...

Anonymous said...

As someone else stated above, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. If there was EVER a time to stand up and be counted, it is NOW.
Hang tough, Brother.

Fuck obama and his fucking dog.
Kayne in CO

FallingFast said...

This is your blog, put any damn thing on it you want!

Glenn B said...

Goddamn, well I declare, have you seen the like! Their walls are built of cannon balls, their motto is "Don't Tread on me"!

Grateful Fucking Dead, I knew there had to be things that attracted me to this site other than tits, camel toes, dog and gun talk. I did a good number of their shows here in the northeast. Always a good time getting there, a better time at the show and one hell of a trip back home. I think Englishtown, NJ was one of my favorites even as much as just being in New Jersey gives me the creeps. Traveling to their shows made them better, a bit of an adventure. Local shows were okay but were - just local.

I certainly can empathize with you on virtually every political view you have expressed that I have read. Now I see why after you explained how you came to blogging and your political views and having basically been a young Grateful Dead loving hippie. Of course, you enjoying fine things like T&A, camel toe, guns and dogs adds to that too.

All the best,
GB

kerrcarto said...

9/11 woke me up.

As for the rest of it. Amen.

Uriah said...

Other then I pretty much hate the Dead (seen them once, and some of the offshoots a couple times, love Old & In The Way though), I was a metalhead back then, still am, and bluegrass. A real Maryland Redneck that's been everywhere in this great country. I opened my eyes when Clinton was in office, and it's been downhill ever since. I'm no lover of Bush Jr either, although I liked his daddy and of course PRESIDENT REAGAN.

Anymore though, I don't think it realy matters what puppet is elected, its just timing, how soon 'change' comes, not when.