I have written a fair amount in regards to the killing of Robert LaVoy Finicum, but it wasn’t even a small part of what I felt in my soul the next day. At work the next day a co-worker, a self-professed conservative and lover of the Constitution, made light of Finicum’s murder. Ten minutes later I had walked away having verbally laid open my more violent and angry side of my personality. My co-worker was shocked, he had never seen that side of me before, none of them had. I had stopped just short of physically threatening him if he didn’t shut-up. He has never said another word to me about LaVoy Finicum or the Burns Massacre since.
I honestly didn’t understand my reaction that morning other than it came from deep within me, from some dark corner of who I am deep inside. All that kept running through my mind was a father of 11 and a grandfather, killed in an obvious intentional ambush, was dead at the hands of the US government.
Within a couple of days, while doing my research on his killing and his killers, I found out LaVoy had written a book, “Only by Blood and Suffering – Regaining Lost Freedom.” I am not sure when LaVoy had written the book, it appears the copyright is 2015.
I read the 241 page book in a matter of hours yesterday. To say I was compelled to read it is an understatement, I simply couldn’t put it down. This morning I woke up at 3am, wide awake, I knew I had to get up and start writing a review. As you know I can be very harsh in my criticism of people, books, ideas, etc. I speak my mind. But, there is also a side to me that is deep, spiritual, and generous to a fault. This book touched that side of me far beyond what I ever expected.
I can’t know what was going through LaVoy’s mind as he wrote the book. I would have asked had he still been alive. Having published two books myself, I know how my writing process works and I wondered if he enjoyed a similar, or even better experience. Trying to figure out how to write this review I struggle for the right words to frame my reaction, my emotions, my experience while reading the book.
I read the book with a sense of profound reverence. I felt as if I was looking into the man’s soul. No, not the main character, but the writer himself. It was as if I could see who he was in a spiritual realm.
True enough, it is obvious that LaVoy knew what he was talking about when it comes to rights, freedoms, liberties, the Constitution, the federal government, and so much more. The footnotes surprised me, but lent credibility to the real story he was telling. While I enjoyed the book’s story-line, characters, and action, it was the “ring of truth” that really touched me. But, it also made me feel as if LaVoy knew what was coming his way in this life.
I honestly feel that LaVoy knew what life was going to be for him, what his role was going to be, and how he would impact and influence people in ways that would be profound, lasting and meaningful. I finished the book last night just before bed knowing I had been introduced to a man of ancient wisdom and a deeply prophetic soul. And “old soul” who had been a warrior for God in the pre-existence, and a man of conviction and courage in the fight for freedom in this life.
I am eternally grateful for Robert LaVoy Finicum writing this this book. I struggle to tell you why exactly. If you read the book already you may understand exactly what I am saying. If you read the book in the coming weeks or months you may find that you understand me. I can’t exactly place the words on the screen that sufficiently represent what I am feeling.
I know he was a giant spiritually in so many ways. I now know that he was murdered by a piss-ant of a man that isn’t worthy enough to shine his boots. I know that the federal government couldn’t let a man like LaVoy live…so they didn’t. There is a feeling in my soul that wants to rail against those that plotted, conspired, and eventually murdered LaVoy. I want to shake the conspirators and murderers like rag dolls trying to make them understand what they have done. But I know it would make little difference to their corrupted souls or their brainwashed minds.
I find myself strangely not angry at those men who killed LaVoy. I find myself disappointed in them, and I have pity for them because they are a mere fraction of a man that LaVoy was/is. I doubt that the conspirators will ever begin to know even a minor part of LaVoy’s knowledge of those things that are sacred.
I think that is the greatest gift that LaVoy gave me through his book…not to be angry at those dark forces of evil that work so hard against the founding principles of rights, liberties, and freedoms. They very forces that killed him.
Thank you LaVoy…thank you. Your contributions to this life, to this world, is immeasurable. The light, both spiritual and temporal, that you brought to us can light the way…if we are willing to see it.
Rest in peace Cowboy…rest in peace.
I would like you to buy his book. It is worth every single dime you will spend. The money goes to a worthy cause…his family. Please purchase the book here for the funds to go to the family : https://www.onecowboystandforfreedom.com/
Note: If you click on the picture of the book cover it will expand to a larger view. Spend a moment or two and just study that picture. You will be glad you did.
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