Monday, July 21, 2014
Can you imagine how Rolling Stone would howl if someone from the “right” were to call for “Second Amendment remedies” against, say SEIU, or the Southern Poverty Law Center or Everytown? Or Organizing for Action? How does Yawn feel about his guy singling out “the corporatized wing of the Democratic Party” -- the folks like Wenner, who put Obama, Pelosi and the entire leadership in office -- for the same treatment?
Here at the 111th Division’s base, the Afghan National Army’s lone tank battalion has about 44 T-55 and T-62 tanks that are in some kind of working order. About 20 to 25 can actually be started and used at any one time. In early July at least eight tanks were deployed against Taliban forces in nearby Kapisa province, officials said.
Gun rights advocates, in our abhorrence for unnecessary violence, fervently hope power hungry officials' fear of the armed citizenry makes that violence unnecessary. Why do those who claim to be motivated by a desire to end "gun violence" wish for deterrence to fail, and for violence to thus become the only alternative to abject submission to tyranny?
The Missouri Militia is run by grown-ups. Nobody is posing, flexing or fronting. Some are bearded, but I met no one seeking “the bubble reputation.” From the commanding officer Colonel S down to the the lowest squaddie, folks are grown-up about being a militia. People who have not been in a “disciplined” organization like the military or the Scouts may not fully appreciate what discipline in this context means. Discipline is power under control. Discipline is an answer to chaos. A culture of good discipline actually liberates the participants in that culture from the headaches and drama brought about by people thoughtlessly pursuing their own gripes and agendas.
The chaotic century taught the English many things -- for instance that genuine freedom of religion is better than having to endure anybody's enforced theocracy, of whatever brand or sect. Another thing these experiences began to teach ordinary men and women (mostly men at that time, of course) is the importance of being armed. Of being free to be effectively resist unjust power.
The argument now is the middle class civil unrest they know is coming is simply because they have not confiscated the wealth of the investors they call the financial elites. So if you invest and make any money, you are the new financial elites – sorry it is anyone who now invests. Michael Maier’s The plunder of the world is another book released to justify plundering the financial elites without actually identifying who they are. Sorry – it is you.
In an age where no Governor or President has the courage to deploy the National Guard under arming orders to the Southern Border, it’s important to understand how the confiscation of guns occurred in Louisiana. If the National Guard was actually under arming orders, it marks a significant point in American history. No National Guard unit has ever deployed to the Southern border to stop the flood of illegal immigrants, but they will go armed against their own countrymen in order to confiscate personal property.
Remember the Battle of Athens? Looks like the local sheriff in McMinn County is getting ready for another.
McMinn County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It boasts beautiful scenery, but its sheriff’s department can boast something else. The department received more military surplus guns than any other local department in the state last year. “We actually reconfigured the whole armory to accommodate all of this,” said Sheriff Joe Guy. Sheriff Guy oversees 31 officers and investigators, but his department received 161 army rifles and pistols, including 71 M16 rifles and 71 .45-caliber pistols.
Now I'm on record that this is a goodness thing, since it takes military assets and puts them out in the hinterlands where the armed citizenry can get their hands on it if, as and when. So I say, procure away!
The significance of this story which strikes at the root of regime legitimacy is that it appeared in Pravda-on-the-Potomac.
Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013. In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse.The researchers’ observations were among the warning signs conveyed to the Obama administration over the past two years as a surge of Central American minors has crossed into south Texas illegally. More than 57,000 have entered the United States this year, swamping federal resources and catching the government unprepared.The administration did too little to heed those warnings, according to interviews with former government officials, outside experts and immigrant advocates, leading to an inadequate response that contributed to this summer’s escalating crisis.
Later in the story there is this:
The former official said the agencies primarily in charge of border security, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, were “ringing alarm bells” within the administration.Meanwhile, top officials focused much of their attention on political battles, such as Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and the push to win congressional support for a broad immigration overhaul, that would have been made more difficult with the addition of a high-profile border crisis. . .“Was the White House told there were huge flows of Central Americans coming? Of course they were told. A lot of times,’’ said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. “Was there a general lack of interest and a focus on the legislation? Yes, that’s where the focus was.’’
You gotta give collectivist propagandists their due. They sure know how to ignore facts that don't fit the meme. America's Wild-West Gun Laws Are Helping Fuel the Border Crisis
Sunday, July 20, 2014
This link was sent to me by a reader along with this comment:
So just what is the 'surprising effect' the author suggests in the article title? Is it that Americans are keen to add a Russian AK to their collection in spite of Barry Hussein's EO? It shouldn't be. People always want to exercise their freedom in the face of tyranny, particularly Americans. Remember there have been over 100,000,000 NICS checks since the imposter has been POTUS! Also, the last sentence infers the rifles in hot demand and briskly selling now are full automatics. This is of course not true and is misleading to the uninformed and gullible, a typical and common government approved mass media tactic designed to prejudice the jury.
While the dangers of appearing anti-gun are evident to “true champion of the Second Amendment” Harry Reid, who recently tried and failed in his cynical manipulation to divide and conquer gun voters by appealing to the sporting crowd, to guys like Jon Tester, who put on a good front before showing gun owners what he really thinks of the right to bear arms, and to Democrats pressuring Michael Bloomberg to back off from his gun obsession lest he drag them down at the polls, those unable to control their “progressive” impulses are nonetheless itching for a showdown. Why not encourage it? Is there anything that would more strongly motivate not just the grassroots, but the “Profiles in Apathy” segment of gun owners, to get out the vote? Is there a better way to encourage the donkey to commit an act of self-destruction that will blow up in the gun-grabbers’ faces? Go ahead, Democrats. Strap a "suicide bomb" on that donkey and set it off.
And by the way, for all of you Putin apologists, some of whom seem to reside in the Russian embassy in DC, your increasingly vituperative comments about how the Poles really did attack the German radio station (or the present equivalent thereof) will not be shared. You may certainly go to Before It's Disiniformation to post your rantings, but not here. It is important to remember Occam's Razor and that it is silly to attribute to conspiracy what can be more likely explained by venality, stupidity and obvious evil intent. In any case, it still makes my point about no first use of force and no targeting of innocents. And yes, Mark Matis, rage on for this means you as well.
Something was telling him that he had very little time left. It was a mental itch that came, perhaps, with a nearly imperceptible change in the weather, a slight edge to the chill of the predawn. A sense of foreboding, perhaps, or was it a sense of excitement? A different rhythm in his heart. Whatever it was he sensed it. And he trusted it. . . something in the landscape seemed to speak to him, and today it said: hurry. -- Apacheria, a novel of alternate history, by Jake Page.
"This is the Site of LaGrange College. Chartered in 1830 by Act of the Legislature of Alabama. An Insitution of High Order for Men Attended Chiefly by Students From the Southern States. The College was Burned April 28, 1863 By Federal Cavalry Commanded by Colonel Florence M. Cornyn Under General Granville Dodge."
Yesterday I visited an old friend now confined to a hospital bed in Corinth, Mississippi. John Russell, as many of you know, is a veteran of the United States Army, a true American patriot, an accomplished teacher of various martial arts and maker of what are known by the untutored masses (which includes myself) as samurai swords. John is a brilliant man, a real renaissance kind of guy, a man who could use language as deftly as a katana to fillet an opponent before he even understood he'd been defeated. Yet now, as a result of a pair of severe strokes, his hands which crafted such works of martial beauty no longer fully respond to his will and, worse, his wit -- every bit as present now as when I first met this impressive man in a GP large tent in Texas in 1995 -- is trapped, unable to be expressed by dysphasia. Bob Wright, perhaps John's best friend, had been searching for him for weeks. We knew that something must have happened, but John's two sisters, his only remaining family, are (it is a matter of official record) both substance abusers and each accuse the other (or so I was told by a nurse) of being lying manipulators. As it happens, they are likely both right. In any case, although they knew of John's plight and that Bob was looking for him, it took a call to a county sheriff to tell us where John was. Once I found out that he was in Corinth, I immediately told Rosey that we had a road trip scheduled for Saturday.
Prior to yesterday then, John had little reason to doubt that he had been abandoned by his friends. By one of those odd coincidences that God sometimes presents, while I was there another of John's friends, a former martial arts student, also dropped by, having had to similarly track him down. John's beaming smiles that marked his reaction to two old friends showing up almost simultaneously gladdened our hearts. His case is by no means hopeless, and please keep John in your prayers as he goes through a difficult rehab process.
But even though John could not speak, it was evident that he wanted to know what was happening in the wider world, so I gave him a briefing of the situation as I understood it. There are, I told him, three battlefields where our increasingly sharp cold war with the regime can flash hot at any moment, places where we are entering the end game of where politics still matter just prior to someone getting shot because of official miscalculation.
"Hope is doing what has to be done because it is the right thing to do." -- Apacheria, p. 41.
I told John that the border crisis -- as important as it was to the regime's continuing crisis of legitimacy and despite the wall-to-wall coverage on the cable channels -- was a secondary, or even tertiary, threat. If we are to back down the domestic enemies of the Republic without immediate violence, we needed to achieve success on three battlefields: Colorado, Nevada and Connecticut.
Colorado, I told John, was the easiest fight to win. If the gun rights movement (in the largest sense) can keep the issue of Hickenlooper's folly in front of the voters in November, they will send him and his party on their way. The firearms liberty issue obviously still cut across party lines in Colorado as evidenced by the results of the recalls. A comprehensive defeat in CO to the efforts of Bloomberg and Co. would roll back the threat and reinforce in the bones of the elites of both political parties that the issue is poisonous to their appetites.
The second battlefield, I told John, was Nevada. Harry Reid has promised us that the Bundy standoff "isn't over." I explained the problems inherent with the Bundy embrace of the sociopath Ryan Payne and that defense of the Bundys would have to proceed from other approaches and different directions. The point, as I laid these out, was to give Harry Reid and his gambling titan masters something else to worry about besides the Bundys. As I explained some of the details he began to smile, big time.
The third, most critical, battlefield however, was Connecticut. Here -- although Malloy and his Commissar Lawlor are presently whispering to the state police that they want no incidents before the election -- our best information is that after his re-election, Malloy intends to begin enforcing the law in a big way. This is made more certain by the fact that the corrupt GOP can't get its act together. It will be, I predicted, reelection in November; raids by December; state police overwhelmed like Custer at Little Big Horn mere days after they declare this war on their own people; federal intervention immediately afterward, with universal civil war subsequent to that.
The only possibility to defer that, a slim possibility at that, is to convince CT voters that a vote for Malloy is a vote to kill their firearm-owning neighbors or put them in camps. I then told John some of what I had in mind to get this point across. He frowned, tried to speak, and failed, although I strained to understand. In the end, I told him to get better, as tough as that would be, for we needed every hand, every voice, in what was coming and that included his.
On the way home, I drove through countryside that had seen much devastation in the civil war of 1861-1865, places that I knew well from my travels across it years before, doing research on cavalry campaigns, Alabama unionists and United States Colored Troops. The road signs -- Corinth, Iuka, Florence, Tuscumbia, LaGrange, Town Creek -- were all markers along the path of the "Destroying Angels" of Colonel Florence Cornyn's cavalry brigade. I hadn't been this way in over a decade, and the examples of one civil war brought home to me the foreboding, the certainty almost, of another. We are nearly out of time. We must hurry to prevent what can be prevented, or failing that, to save what can be saved. We can hope, but hope is not a plan, and it is certainly not the way to bet.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
If I may be so rude as to point out to all you blood-thirsty bastards who dismiss the importance of the Three Percent refusal to target innocents. . .
Consider this latest example from the Ukraine. "Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster." Do any of you think that old Vlad is blessing the day he gave these separatist thugs anti-aircraft missiles?
Friday, July 18, 2014
Trouble where the columbine blooms. "Someone forgot to explain to the Colorado voters how popular gun control laws are!"
The bison is gone from the upland,the deer from the canyon has fled,The home of the wolf is deserted,the antelope moans for his dead,The war whoop re-echoes no longer,the Indian's only a name,And the nymphs of the grove in their loneliness rove,but the columbine blooms just the same. -- Where the Columbines Grow, Colorado state song by A.J. Fynn.
From a faithful reader:
"Hickenlooper's re-election position has now been downgraded from likely to only leaning Dem by the Cook Political Report - only one step above a tossup. And this is against a guy who lost by 17 points in a statewide race in 2006!""Senator Udall is now down two points in this poll released yesterday despite spending seven million dollars on his campaign so far. This race has been moved from leaning Dem to a pure tossup by Cook.""And another poll released today has Udall down four. What could possibly be causing this when last year it appeared as if Udall and Hickenlooper would have easy wins? In late April, an extensive poll was done and the CO public opposed the new gun control laws by 17 points:""Someone forgot to explain to the Colorado voters how popular gun control laws are!"
What's worth noting is the same government administrators endangering the public with real uncontrolled pathogens are doing their utmost to weaken the population's resistance to agents of deadly infection in the body politic. Perhaps if researchers are truly committed to establishing a working public health model, they ought to first frame the desire for power over others as a contagious and potentially epidemic disease, and look at politicians and their administrative and enforcement functionaries as pathogens.