March 4, 2013
I usually don’t
publish personal pictures or share where I’m coming from,
so welcome to my world! This is where I live, paint houses, do ranch work,
and support my habit writing GeoNotes News and for Heartcom Network.
This is a
recent picture of Emigrant Peak, across the valley from my studio
overlooking Paradise Valley Montana, 20 miles north of Yellowstone Park.
This is where I produce and host my Internet talk show, 'Cosmic Love'.
Nestled at the base of Emigrant Peak is Chico Hot Springs, the best place to beat 'cabin fever' here in the valley during the long Montana winters. Locals often meet here to eat, dance or soak in the outdoor hot pools. I often soak before my weekend ‘cardio workout’, so I don’t pull any muscles while swing dancing to live music at the Chico Saloon.
Many years ago, I climbed to the top of Emigrant Peak when my world of 'married with kids' was falling apart. I felt abandoned and powerless… and thought I had nothing to lose if I died trying to get on top of things.
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
are thousands of mountain valleys in the Rocky Mountains that run
through Western Montana. In all of those valleys are generations of
families who grew up with guns to protect their livestock and feed
their families. Responsible gun ownership is an integral part of
rural Montana on the edge of wilderness.
My point is that gun safety is taught early to Montana kids. I was teaching my 11 year boy to shoot a 22 while my 14 year old boy was shooting a 30-06. Most kids out here learn early, and I knew teenagers who went elk hunting on horseback with high-powered pistols. Others target-shoot 3 inch patterns from half a mile away. It gives kids confidence when they can target their personal power accurately in formative years.
My first-born daughter once shot-gunned a turkey after crawling 50 yards on her belly in full camo. She also danced on her toes in the Nutcracker with guest performers from the Bolshoi Ballet in a local production of the Yellowstone Ballet Company. Best of both worlds out here. You can have ‘high culture’ yet stick to your guns.
a next-door neighbor who grew up shooting barrel-mounted balloons on
a quarter-horse while barrel-racing in rodeo competitions. Lorna
kept her revolver in her holster, hanging by the door. She’s also one of the
best country-swing dancers in the region.
It is love for family and country folk that has shaped my perspective on:
'The National Gun Control Issue'
Paradise Valley Montana is like a microcosm of the ‘cultural clash’ in America. In rural America, where there is far less crime, there is a great respect for gun rights. Big cities like Chicago have outlawed guns, but Chicago has more gun homicides than any other US city.
When guns are outlawed, something goes haywire. In the name of reducing violence, ‘crime rates’ go up for three reasons:
(1) Honest individuals are criminalized for keeping their guns, and honorable gun-owners, especially returning veterans, feel dishonored, to say the least, for disarming their intent to protect and defend;
(2) Real criminals have less resistance from unarmed people. It’s easier for them to get away with murder. That’s why crime rates skyrocketed in Chicago and Australia when they outlawed guns.
(3) The public is demoralized when treated like they don’t have common sense for their own self protection. That's when the moral imperative of freedom is challenged to take heart, wise up, and rise up with righteous indignation. Only in tyrannical society are the ‘good guys’ branded as traitors, or domestic terrorists for resisting domestic tyranny.
When small government fears the public, there is liberty.
Have you noticed that national gun sales have gone ballistic as the feds push gun-control? Is it true that the Constitution was forged by a war against tyranny? Would you agree that Founding Fathers honored gun rights for shooting tyrants as fair game?
America is naturally indignant, and that's just one symptom of a far
worse ‘dis-ease’ in
‘Gun fever’ is the consequence’ of encroaching tyranny. True patriots are not ‘domestic terrorists’. And the more we see core Constitutional freedoms assaulted by anti-gun policies, the more that true patriots stick to their guns.
Common sense may be uncommon, but ‘gun control’ strikes a nerve with well-informed people who know of this last century’s history of government gun control. The governments of Russia, China, Germany and Cambodia ruthlessly murdered more than 47 million of their own citizens after guns were registered and confiscated for ‘gun control’. That was the policy of Lenin, Mao, Hitler, and many other tyrants who committed domestic genocide.
was Thomas Paine’s COMMON SENSE that sparked the American
Revolution, and all the other U.S. Founders knew that gun rights
must be part of the Constitution, NOT for shooting deer but to
protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and
The only thing scarier than,
"We're from the government and
we're here to help you"
It all makes sense when you connect the dots to the big picture of imminent Earth changes of catastrophic proportions. The Feds are understandably afraid of the social chaos that will come, as you can read at, ‘The Shift Hits the Fan’.
are wise to remember the history of the 1950 Chinese invasion of
Tibet with 1.2 million Tibetan's killed, most of them Buddhists who
lived in recluse mountain monasteries. The Chinese claimed that
Tibet was theirs, but if so, this was mass murder of their own
people. In fact it was cultural genocide too, murdering pacifist
Buddhists who literally would not hurt a fly. But they were
massacred, year after year, while Western powers ignored their
plight and denied complicity in destruction of an advanced spiritual
culture here on Earth.
I had not been killed fighting with
Patton in the Battle of the Bulge,
So be prepared, stick to your guns, and shoot straight!
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Montana Musings © 2013, Christopher Rudy