In the Spotlight
By Richard Allen – January 31, 2022
If you’re like me and loved the 1995 blockbuster, “Braveheart” – a movie starring and directed by Mel Gibson, this weekly blog should be fun! Let me start with a blog disclaimer: I’m fully aware that the movie took many liberties with actual historical events. But in the process Braveheart was a very watchable and entertaining story. It’s also ironic that the actual “Robert the Bruce” was historically a much better leader and person than the conniving and back-stabbing worm portrayed in Gibson’s film. For the sake of this blog, I’d like to use the Robert the Bruce character as he was portrayed in this 1996 Best Picture, as a parable of the RINO’s in the Republican Party and their slimy betrayal of the American People!
The screenplay for Braveheart casts Sir William Wallace as the protagonist, fighting to free his country from their dominant neighbors to the south, mother England the antagonist in our story. The English King, Edward “Longshanks” is determined to keep his kingdom in subjection, so he uses an iron hand and his own version of “illegal immigration” to quell the disturbances in Scotland as well as Ireland. In one scene, after instituting the English Law of “primo nocte,” a law that entitled English nobles the right to “bed the wives of Scotsmen on their wedding night,” Longshanks himself states: “If we can’t get them out… we’ll breed them out.” I have long believed that our Elites in both parties have adopted a variation of the law of “primo nocte” with the massive importation of foreign, dependent-class ready-made Democrat immigrants into the “bible-belted red-state heartlands.” They’ve also decided, if they can’t defeat Middle Class Christian voters, they’ll “breed us out!”
As our movie unfolds, William Wallace’s inspirational leadership and bravery bring about several victories over the British army, gaining the Scottish Lords reluctant approval. It is the movie’s portrayal of the Scottish Lords, a group mostly worried for their own power and fortunes that really interests me. Only reluctantly do they side with Braveheart’s quest to free Scotland from English tyranny. It’s here that the plot thickens. Robert the Bruce, son of the leprous Lord of Annandale with a legitimate claim to the Scottish throne, listens to his RINO father, and not his conscience. So at his treacherous father’s urging, Robert the Bruce betrays William Wallace to the Brits, sealing William Wallace’s fate: Torture and execution by Longshanks and his henchmen.
You can’t help but love the action in the battle scenes as well as the underlying love stories, and a James Horner soundtrack. It’s one of those good vs evil, underdog stories that that carries us along breathlessly to the film’s final climax. But the irony that always tugs our hearts is the treachery of the Scottish Lords along with Robert the Bruce in the lead – failing to seize their moment in history to gain freedom, all to buy a few extra years of their own ease and comfort! This story of betrayal has been played again and again throughout human history. And it turns out that the worst enemy for those who love and seek the truth, are often it’s so-called friends! This is clearly a common theme among those who pretend to be “Flag-Waving Conservatives” in the Republican Party. The majority are more likely to go along to get along (survive politically and feather their own bed in the process), than to show the bravery and intestinal fortitude necessary to do the right thing. This story has been played out many times, in history, and certainly was the story of Judas Iscariot:
“Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.” (John 12:3-6)
Judas, as scripture here records was “concerned” over the waste of a jar of Oxnard ointment, which scholars tell us may have been worth a year’s wages to the average Jew in Jesus’ day. He verbally expressed his anger saying: “why was this ointment not sold and the money given to the poor?” But the gospel writer here makes it clear that Judas’ concerns had nothing to do with the poor, but rather to wasted funds that he might have pilfered for personal use. Just like the portrayal of Robert the Bruce in Braveheart, personal concern for your own wealth, property or safety is often at the heart of betrayal. Such is certainly the case with RINO Paul Ryan, former Speaker of the House. For those of you who may not be aware, RINO stands for: Republican In Name Only! Paul Ryan personally scuttled much of President Trumps first term agenda, and did everything he could to aid the Democrats in their ill-fated fake “Russian-Collusion-Witch-Hunt!” Far from being a fearless advocate for the average guy or gal, Ryan is a creature of the DC Swamp, married to a Democrat Consultant!
Now recently, we see one of Ryan’s protégé’s, Robin Vos – the Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly working behind the scenes to scuttle any attempt to uncover the mass-cheating and irregularities of the 2020 National Elections. To these RINO’s, Trump returning power to the people and AWAY FROM THEIR FELLOW POLS IN POWER (Democrats & Republicans), was a greater threat than the DC Swamp and its capitulating to a virtual Chinese takeover of our Politics, Economic, Media and Education systems! Like Judas and Robert the Bruce, they’re not being threatened by the Chinese lobby, they’re being rewarded, handsomely! They’re not losing their jobs, and neither are their children or family and friends – THEY’RE DOING JUST FINE!
And when we think of the Biden so-called “infrastructure-less pork-ulous bill,” a whopping 17 RINO Republican’s – Including China-Mitch McConnel, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Bill Cassidy, Rob Portman, Linsey Graham and 11 others, all sold out their own constituent states, and their country to vote for a bill that won’t do anything to help average Americans, or lower our 30 Trillion dollar debt (owed mostly to China), but rather represents a massive cash transfer from the Middle Class to the Wealthy Class, that is THEM! Call it by any fancy name you like, when we hear of this type of Judas-Robert-the-Bruce Betrayal, we are compelled to say: “With Friends like these RINO Republicans, Who Needs Democrat-Enemies?
And here’s the funniest part yet, to hear each of these men explain their vote, you would think they are the biggest patriots, making the hardest choice to keep the American economy afloat – especially for the poor. Yes, and such was Judas’ reasoning for his vote to NOT WASTE THE OXNARD ON JESUS! That’s kind of the point, they just don’t get it. Sure they tell themselves its for the poor, but the truth is like Judas “having charge of our moneybag they help themselves to what was put into it!”
Most recently, Robin Vos was discovered to have worked behind the scenes with Democrats to try and reinstitute the illegal practice of Mail Drop Boxes, found illegal by the State’s court system. Robin Vos is NO FRIEND TO FAIR AND LEGAL VOTING! He’s certainly an heir to the legacy of Paul Ryan and his slimy betrayals of justice, fair play and the rule of law. Sadly, most of these men will tell you “there is no stopping the Global Government that’s coming. . . . . what can I do?” Their reasoning is one of simple self-survival:
“If I’m not invited to have a seat at the table with China, I’ll be on the menu!”
And given that choice, they’ll always choose to have a “seat at the table,” probably telling themselves that they can help make the transition into a “one-world-totalitarian-government a little easier on the children.” Time won’t allow me to go into any depth of the treachery of John McCain or the “gang of 8” who consistently betrayed the American People to the DC Swamp to aid their Globalist Benefactors. Talking out one side of their mouth, but doing something entirely different is the mantra of the RINO Republicans. As they now stand, they are NOT THE PARTY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN! Abe was a man who didn’t take the easy road, nor did he always seek to do the expedient thing, rather he did the right thing, and was assassinated because of it!
It’s actually ironic that the portrayal of Robert the Bruce in Braveheart showed a man who was much more conflicted about his betrayal. But at the end of our movie, Robert the Bruce – just like our RINO’s today made a decision that benefited his own self-interest above those of his Scottish countrymen. And it’s here that I’m hoping my blog can be both an expose’ of RINO treachery, but also to hold out some promise for the future. The postscript in the movie Braveheart let’s us know that Robert the Bruce was not only conflicted, but was also convicted by his own betrayal and ended up taking up the cause that Sir William Wallace had so valiantly fought, and died for. In the end, Robert did the right thing, and brought about Scottish Independence!
Let’s hope that among our compromised and conflicted RINO’s across this great land — there are several Robert the Bruce’s who will be convicted of their own betrayal, take up the cause for the American Middle Class and, and stand up for justice against the treachery in the DC Swamp! In 1307 King Robert the Bruce defeated the British at the battle of Loudon Hill with a vastly outnumbered Scottish force. It would certainly seem that his betrayal of Sir William Wallace was not in vain, as he found his courage and defeated tyranny against overwhelming odds. History has a way of repeating itself, so I can reasonably predict that if our RINO Republicans don’t find the courage to do what is right, there is another end that I fear they will meet:
“Judas had bought a field with the money he received for his betrayal. Falling headfirst there, his body split open, spilling out all his intestines. The news of his death spread to all the people of Jerusalem, and they gave the place the Aramaic name Akeldama, which means “Field of Blood.” (Acts 1:18-19)
Let’s all hope and pray that Robert the Bruce and NOT JUDAS ISCARIOT IS THE PATRON SAINT FOR THE RINO REPUBLICANS!
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