Freedom Flames, I hope you all read and enjoyed my articles regarding American foreign policy over the last 100 years with one more article to go in the series before I branch off to other influences behind Lord of Columbia. However, since it is early July, we in the states are celebrating the courage of 13 American Colonies and their allies for breaking away from the world’s most dangerous empire of the age, the former British Empire.
Ain’t that ironic?
To be honest, I feel America’s Founders would be flipping in their graves if they saw that the country they founded has been on a psychopathic quest to do to the world exactly what the British did to them. However, myself and many other like-minded people including those at the Ron Paul Liberty Report, the Mises Institute, Blackstone Intelligence, the Corbett Report, the Anti-Media, Reason, the Libertarian Party and other hot spots both on and offline are looking to do our part to spread a message the Sons of Liberty successfully spread and implemented back in the 18th century.
To end this needless quest for empire that has killed millions, displaced millions more, and has driven up the national debt to the point to where nations worldwide are looking to trade the US Dollar in for gold and rightfully so, which is all leading up to the next financial crisis said to make the 2008-2009 stock market crash look tame.
Okay, so enough negativity.
The Birth of Civil Liberties
Before America’s foreign policy became so out of hand due to several factors which I’ll explain in other articles, it was that area of land occupied by opposing forces.
And we didn’t like it or else war wouldn’t have been fought, said by Libertarian economist Murray Rothbard to have been the only American war that helped, and didn’t usurp, civil liberties at home.
This can be summed up from a quote in the Declaration of Independence:
Prudence indeed will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations … evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government. …
And of course, the birth of civil liberties would come with the Declaration of Independence, something I wish politicians on both ends of the spectrum in America would take a hard, long look at.
The American Revolution and Lord of Columbia, Trilogy I
As those of you following have been told time and again, Trilogy II deals with an allegory of American foreign policy, especially in modern times, however, Trilogy I is its own separate entity, dealing with a modernized urban fantasy tale of the American Revolution.
While you won’t find muskets in the work, you’ll find a modern-day society, much like the one we’re living in today, fighting an oppressive regime from outside their land’s borders, and conducting a revolution, in the same manner, America’s real-life counterparts did two and a half centuries ago.
This is especially true in Book I, Northern Knights, where the reader will find allegories of the following, with the fictional counterparts in parentheses:
1. Violent protest and clashes with the Southpoint military (Ironton)
2. Boston Tea Party (Atlantis Shores Incident)
3. First and Second Continental Congress (Forest City, North Columbia)
4. Battles of Lexington and Concord (Hallsburg and Richfield)
5. Siege of Boston (Nightford)
A few deleted scenes that didn’t make the final cut into the text included an allegory of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, the Boston Massacre (this one was a hard cut), and scenes that left the point of view of Cain Riscattare which cut over to Southpoint Parliament’s passing of the Intolerable Acts.
Throughout Trilogy I, the reader will also see continued references to the American Revolutionary War, including a few references to The Patriot (2000 film), and the History Channel’s Miniseries, Sons of Liberty.
So, I’m looking to continue my real-life influences behind Lord of Columbia by first talking about Syria before heading onto exposing a few CIA projects like MKUltra and Operation Northwoods, among others. Later, it’ll be more American and world history topics that influenced the series and why they did so. Finally, I also want to provide some reviews and links to other works, such as The Patriot in terms of movies and Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul, and other awesome Libertarian works that display prevalence in Lord of Columbia. Things at the blog here are just now heating up!