Just take a listen to either of these songs, depending on what you’re feeling like. Don’t worry, it’ll help you connect to the article.
Here’s something ya’ll will recognize and know once you listen:
O Fortuna - Carmina Burina
Here’s a kickin Gospel piece that sounds epically fantastic:
Ride on King Jesus - Moses Hogan (Religion doesn’t matter, its a cool piece)
Now what you’ll find in each video is an ensemble. One is symphonic with a chorus, the other is simply a choir and a piano. They are nearly flawless performances of their respective pieces. They both take several groups, and bring them together to make beautiful music.
Now think of America as that choir or that symphony. We have several branches of government all trying to work in concert with each other to create the optimal result for the country as a whole. Each department is a section of the choir or symphony, working as hard as they can to produce the best sound. The President stands up front and directs them all. He keeps them all on beat and working in sync to reach the desired sound.
However, what happens when someone decides to just do their own thing? “Screw what the director says, I’ve got a fun idea.” He decides that a certain note will sound great at a certain time. He doesn’t sing it in practice because the director will make him stop. So he waits until the performance. The time comes during the final chord, and he hits the note. However, he soon discovers that note does not fit the chord like he thought!
Suddenly, the whole choir is thrown off. He tries to get back on his note, but he can’t seem to find it. He’s thrown off the people around him and now they’re all over the place. They’re sharp, flat and some stopped singing because they couldn’t get back on pitch. He receives a deathly glare from the director as he is frozen in a mortified state. He’s ruined the whole piece, right at the end. All of that practice, all of that work... and it was all for naught. They failed to make their beautiful music. The objective was lost.
Such a scenario can be translated to the US Association of Independent Militias. A bit extreme, yes. However, one must exaggerate to get the point across. Fighting against Spain is certainly not as disastrous as some make it out to be. However, it is the disastrous potential that gets people ancy. What if there had been an ongoing major negotiation between the executive leadership of Spain and the United States that was only known by the executives? What if a treaty was being negotiated with Canada and Spain? What if...
The list goes on and on. For now, “what if” is the major factor. There is uncertainty when it comes to how the group may choose to act in the future. There is absolutely no question that AIM is a fantastic idea and organization. For once, we have a collective of MU’s coordinating and targeting their damage on a singular battle/target. This is a great tool for the nation’ future as well as for the members of the respective MU’s involved in the organization.
What worries people is how they choose their targets and how it could interfere with official government business. After all, they can say they are independent, but they still represent America. If business, not known by congress or the general public, is being done with a targeted nation, then the attack can derail government priorities. Just like the one guy in the choir, it can throw off everything and cause all of that work to go to waste.
The government and AIM need to work in concert with one another.
I’m not saying that the government needs to control AIM by any means, and AIM should not try to interfere with official government business. Instead they need to keep in close contact and coordination. When they come up with an operation, they should run it by the executive to make sure it will not get in the way of their business or create a volatile situation. Just as well, the executive should keep the leaders of AIM informed as to what nation will make a better target than another nation. They could even do some dirty work that the president is reluctant to perform with the national military.
Let’s not forget, we all dislike TWO to varying degrees. However, in such times of volatility in the realm of foreign affairs, we must be careful with our actions.
There is no question in my mind that AIM will prove to be extremely fun for those involved. They just need to be responsible in their actions. You can be responsible while having fun. Imagine when AIM helps to take out Servian or Polish held regions, much to the delight of Americans everywhere, while being confident there can be no repercussions.
It will be glorious.
When AIM and the government work in concert with one another, they can create a beautiful symphony. The works of their cooperation will be held in high esteem by the nation and its allies. With AIM working in sync with the US Government, we could prove to be a more efficient and powerful nation than ever before.
In “Ride on, King Jesus” they sing, “No man can hinder thee.”
When AIM picks a perfect target, the whole country is behind it, and even those outside of the group want to join in, nothing will be able to hinder us.
So come on America, nobody wants to be that guy in choir who messes up the sound of the whole group.
Lets come together and create some beautiful music.
Lets make a masterpiece.
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