It has been a joy this weekend to have my son visting. I'll see him for perhaps one more time after this before he redeploys back to join his beautiful wife and precocious son in Germany. After that, only God knows when I will see him again.
We were chatting yesterday about our clueless opponents and he asked a very good question: "Why can't they just leave us the Hell alone? We're not trying to take anything from them. It's not like were trying to seize vibrators from liberal lesbians or whatever. Why can't they just leave us the Hell alone?"
I recalled this conversation late last night when I was doing some searching for Absolved material and came up with these comments from just after the election:
Barack will remove the guns from the bible thumpers and make the world safer. Hunters and rednecks, two of a kind. Take their guns away President Obama! Then we can kick some rears.
Olivia Frink, NC (Sent Thursday, November 06, 2008 7:58 PM)
Goodbye Cabella's, Gander Mountain, NRA, Bass World and all those redneck republican icons. Our new president will put an end to this hillbilly tradition that has scarred this country and left so many dead americans. The Hunter's last season is at hand. Hip Hip Hooray!
Warren Evans, Detroit, MI (Sent Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:12 PM)
Do ALL gun crazies just have little peepees, or does it just seem that way? They certainly have little brains.
JCR, Cedar Falls IA (Sent Thursday, November 06, 2008 9:35 PM)
"Take their guns away President Obama! Then we can kick some rears."
You can find sentiments like these, some more elegantly phrased to be sure, all over the Net. I didn't work hard to find these, just stumbled across them really.
I'm not sure how we get this "leave me alone" warning across to some people. The posters above seem totally out of touch with reality as I understand it. The critical space is the few cubic inches of grey matter between our enemies' ears. The leaders, that is. You know, the ones who'll take the decisions to send armed public employees (read "killer Nazi zombies") to our doors.
There are more folks to this LUTHA coalition than just gun owners. Libertarians of all stripes, home schoolers, Christians, you name it. It has always been more about liberty than firearms, it is just that it is the armed citizenry that stands most in the way of tyranny in the country, ergo, "Take their guns away President Obama! Then we can kick some rears."
All of my recent writing has been geared to getting this idea across. So far, it is to no avail. Perhaps we just need to hire this guy as a marketing director:
At least he is on the same intellectual level as the poster above, but with a more direct message:
Or, as someone once said, "If you try to take our firearms, we will kill you."