I just read a Wall Street Journal from March 11th that says some ranchers were just found guilty of standing up for American and other unapproved natural human activity. I’m sorry to hear that. It’s not right. Good, wholesome American men stand up and say “we need to follow the law.” And they get thrown in prison. Meanwhile, violent groups funded by Soros burn whole neighborhoods to the ground and the same prosecutors just smile and watch.
It’s ugly business. But this is how countries are fought for these days. Learn the rules of this new form of soft war. Get good at it and don’t be fooled into thinking the other side is just enforcing the law. It’s war.
My advice to the guys who recently got convicted is to just take a short break and let your strength return before you try to assess your situation or plan your next moves. Visit your family. Don’t talk about the case or how unjust it is. Just be wholehearted and tell your loved ones everything you wished you’d ever told them. Don’t let your prosecutor or his liar-for-hire witnesses join you in spirit there in the visit. This is private time for you to let your lion’s heart come into the world in a way it never could have if you were given a dull and easy life. Don’t hate the pain. Feel it all the way. Pay close attention to it. Your new name is being branded onto your flesh by the hot iron of this trial by fire. Hold still. Don’t look away. Watch it burn. Remember the smell.
The pain will pass and the new man will remain. This is your initiation. Don’t let anyone cheapen it, least of all you.
The tide is turning your way. The detail of your release and exoneration are already beginning to work themselves out. This will require your diligent attention but that comes natural. Of much greater importance is the development of who you are as a man. Tend to that and the rest will fall into place.
If your life is going to be a book worth reading, it’s going to have some scary chapters. You’re in one now. Everyone’s calling you a criminal. You’re a convicted felon now. And that’s okay. Moses, Joseph, Daniel, Jesus, and King David were all convicted felons, fugitives, and enemies of the state. But they out shown the label the prosecutors of their day put on them. And so will you. You’re loved and blessed. Everything will be okay.
— Schaeffer Cox