Committees of Correspondence…The Sam Adams and Benedict Options

Written by “A Concerned Citizen”

I discovered a website called Gab News, and I agree with their objectives. I thought you might like the history lesson that “American Greatness” wrote about, and be sure to follow the link to read about “The Benedict Option” in the “American Greatness” article. We are not only in a cultural war, but a spiritual one as well.

Excerpt from “The Benedict Option”:

“From the inside, American churches have been hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo–Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House may have bought a brief reprieve from the state’s assault, but it will not stop the West’s slide into decadence and dissolution.”

“Today, a new form of barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture.”

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https://news.gab.com/

 BY ANDREW TORBA

Gab Is The Samuel Adams Option

I came across a great article last night from American Greatness that I wanted to share with you all. Earlier this week I wrote a blog post sharing some of my thoughts about Gab building a new internet and a digital “new world” where patriots and other sane people who want to resist the marxist revolution going on across western civilization can connect, communicate, share information, and build.

It turns out I am not the only one thinking this way and I’m certainly not the first. One of our great Founding Fathers, Samuel Adams, had a similar line of thinking, planning, and building as he became one of the leaders of the American Revolution. 

We are now living through a new American Revolution. One that puts the values and liberties of the American Revolution of 1776 against the hollow and violent French Revolution of 1789. Our country, our freedom, and indeed the West itself are under attack by radical communists. We must look to the past for lessons in history and seek to overcome and win just as our Founding Fathers did before us. 

From the American Greatness article:

So what did Samuel Adams and other patriots do?

They formed Committees of Correspondence—connecting patriots to each other across the different towns and villages within individual colonies and with each other.

They developed their own media to promote “the rights of the colonists, and of this province [Massachusetts] in particular, as men, as Christians, and as subjects; to communicate and publish the same to the several towns in this province and to the world as the sense of this town.”

They protected themselves from the “cancel culture” of their era by often using pseudonyms and forming secret societies.

They used symbolic acts of resistance like the Boston Tea Party to mobilize public opinion.

They worked within the system as much as possible—petitioning allies within the British government.

They published the names and exposed the merchants who imported British goods and undermined American industry.

What is Gab doing? 

1. Forming a digital space for correspondence– connecting patriots to each other across different cities, states, towns, and even countries. 
2. Developing our own media (memes) to promote the rights of all people to speak freely online. 
3. Protecting our users from “cancel culture” by using pseudonyms and forming groups of shared interests.
4. Using symbolic acts of resistance like deleting our Big Tech accounts. 
5. Working within the existing system as much as possible to mobilize other patriots to get on Gab and off of Big Tech platforms.
6. Exposing the Corporations and Big Tech Oligarchs who seek to undermine American values, workers, and freedoms. 

It’s time for the Samuel Adams Option, and Gab is it. 

Andrew Torba
CEO Gab.com
August 28th, 2020



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