Thursday, July 22, 2010

I can't decide whether to title this "Clueless in Eugene" or "Zombies in Space."


A scintillating example of brilliant left-collectivist analysis.

A snippet:

When the right wing thinks of change they think of armed insurrection because they own all of the guns. When you own a hammer every problem looks like a nail. All of these wannabe weekend warriors have bought a dozen weapons and tons of ammunition and it is just sitting there doing nothing. They like to get dressed in Camo and play soldier on the weekend to show off their nifty weapons, and a 50 caliber isn't too good for rabbits. but wouldn't it be fun to go out and shoot some liberals or gays or minorities?

Of course most of the volunteer army and the rest of the military is conservative and they also think that force is the answer to many of the world's problems. But the difference is these soldiers have seen the real horror of a real shooting war and would never want that to happen at home. Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief.


Not only is this guy going to end up as so much cannibal food, but I find myself rooting for the cannibals.

When liberals turn hungry.

LATER: Since some people seem to be having problems with the link, here is the entire essay:

Rant: Solutions Pt.1 Insurrection or Democracy?

Written by Altruist Eugene, OR

Now that my Father is in his sunset years he likes to watch nothing but Westerns. Westerns are always pretty simplistic and easy to understand. Justice is often found when the guy in the white hat shoots the bad guy in the black hat. The Tea Party with its arm chair quarterback critiques and simplistic solutions sound attractive. Unfortunately as H. L. Mencken said, "For every complex problem there is a-solution-that is simple neat and wrong".

Sometimes like in High Noon, the entire town abandons Gary Cooper and he is left all alone to defend justice. We have a new sheriff in town and he has lots of problems to solve and it would be nice if all the townspeople would pull together to help him, but most of the time it seems like half the country is working for the bad guys.

There were often "Lynching Parties" when the loudmouths in town stirred up the town drunks and decided to take the law in their own hands. The good guy would always defend the rule of law. Sometimes the mob would catch an actual horse thief but more often than not they hung an innocent person. Whenever mob rule took over they were wrong because they broke the law. It is always better to leave the law to the courts, to find out who the real bad guys are.

When our founding fathers formed this nation they tried to eliminate the need for mob rule by putting in place the means to bring about meaningful change. The Law came to town if you will.

In 2008 the people used their constitutionally mandated rights and voted for change. The losers of that election never got behind the new sheriff. These poor losers are the ones that are still resisting any change, and now they are calling for his lynching.

Some members of the Tea Party are calling for "Second Amendment Remedies" if they
lose again at the ballot box. The leaders are the loudmouths that are inciting the excitable and impressionable to abandon law and return to mob rule.

Over time the leaders of this great nation could see the endless bloody coups and military takeovers that occurred all over the rest of the world. We had our own bloody civil war and it was so horrendous that our leaders vowed to never allow that to happen again. They insured that would not happen here by having civilian control of the military and by having the military take an oath to support the Commander in Chief. But the major way that our founders insured that the nation would not be torn apart is by allowing change to happen at the ballot box.

In almost every election the losers vow to work with the winners and cooperate for the good of the country. After this past election that did not happen. The Republicans acted like spoiled schoolboys who if they lost, would take their ball and go home. They decided that politics was war, and that if they lost on the battlefield that they would continue a guerilla war. Never before at least in my memory has the opposition been so adversarial.

Their very effective propaganda machine which took the country to an unnecessary and illegal war, shifted to attack our president and the Democratic party. Instead of compromising and helping solve the countries problems, the Republicans decided that they would do everything they could to make Obama and the nation fail. They abused little known procedural rules to force a supermajority vote to get anything done, and did everything they could to bring our country to a stop. If they couldn't have things their way they would make it impossible for anyone else to play the game.

When the right wing thinks of change they think of armed insurrection because they own all of the guns. When you own a hammer every problem looks like a nail. All of these wannabe weekend warriors have bought a dozen weapons and tons of ammunition and it is just sitting there doing nothing. They like to get dressed in Camo and play soldier on the weekend to show off their nifty weapons, and a 50 caliber isn't too good for rabbits. but wouldn't it be fun to go out and shoot some liberals or gays or minorities?

Of course most of the volunteer army and the rest of the military is conservative and they also think that force is the answer to many of the world's problems. But the difference is these soldiers have seen the real horror of a real shooting war and would never want that to happen at home. Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief.

When the left thinks of change they think of collective bargaining and using the non violent protests of the majority of the people, to overcome the totalitarian authoritarianism of the minority.

The right has the American revolution as inspiration but unfortunately there are thousands of other examples where violent revolution resulted in more violence, genocide, and oppression. Few revolutions result in Democracies. The strong men who lead the revolution generally turn into dictators. What makes the United States different than hundreds of other nations that suffer one revolution after another, is the Constitution. The Constitution protects the rights of the minority and provides for a mechanism for change without violence.

When the left thinks of change they also have historical success stories they can look to for inspiration. They have Gandhi who brought about the end of British colonialism in India and Pakistan through non violence. They have the example of Mandela who ended Apartheid and the formation of Africa through non violence, they have the example of Lech Walesa and the freedom of Poland through non violence, they have the example of Mother Jones and the suffragettes that allowed women equality through non violence, there is the example of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and many others who won civil rights victories and ended segregation through non violence.

Why is it that the left relies on the majority: Democracy, Majority Rule, Non Violence, and Collective bargaining to make life better for all, but the Right relies on the use of force by the minority to make life worse for the majority so a few can live in luxury?

There is no possible way that a bunch of weekend warriors can take on the most powerful military in the world, no matter how many weapons they acquire. That is just plain crazy talk, and it should not be encouraged or tolerated. The most they can hope to do is blow some people up, as Timothy McVeigh and his co conspirators did in Oklahoma City.

Let me be clear. This is not just some western on TV where conflicts are settled with a gun fight at high noon. If Americans take up arms with the intent of overthrowing the government, they are not patriots, they are not modern revolutionaries. They are terrorists, and they will be treated as terrorists.

A recent Washington Post report indicated that there are 1,271 government entities and 1,931 private companies engaged in intelligence-gathering work. If you are hoarding weapons and advocating the overthrow of the government, how many of them do you think are reading your posts and listening to your phone right now?

Most of the members of the Tea Party are rational and good people but some on the extreme right are just plain crazy and only need a little encouragement to harm others. Those who encourage "Second Amendment Remedies" are legitimizing the real right wing Whackoes, and they are enabling unstable armed and dangerous elements to take the law in their own hands and blow up government buildings and harm innocent civilians. They are encouraging domestic terrorism and the return to mob rule.

I applaud the Tea party for energizing people who were unwilling to participate in the political process before. If they are successful and they do "Take their Country Back" , what happens then? Do they have any solutions to the nation's many problems?

This is the first in a series exploring solutions. The first step is to realize that in this country, the majority rules.

53 comments:

Mile66 said...

Link doesn't work, Mike. Try this one instead:
http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/Solutions-Pt1-Insurrection-or-Democracy.aspx

Anonymous said...

[S]oldiers have seen the real horror of a real shooting war and would never want that to happen at home. Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief."

I must be wunna them "weekend wannabe warriors" cuz I thought the military swore an oath of allegiance to the US Constitution.

I know where *my* allegiance lies...:^]

MALTHUS

Anonymous said...

How can you argue with idiots like "Altruist"? You can't even have a rational discussion - yet twits like him hold the levers of power at present.

Extend this: if you can't talk you can't argue. If you can't argue you can't negotiate. You can't even agree to disagree.

They are planting the seeds of their own destruction but are too stupid to realize it. Maybe that's Nature's way of culling the herd of defective genes.

Dakota said...

Getting "page cannot be found" on the article. The snippet is adequate however. I especially like the authors delusion that the military swore an oath to the "commie in chief".

I guess the Constitution is dead to these dumb-asses and the source of government (We The People) deserve no loyalties other than to "cough up" our hard earned money to feed their "workers paradise".

Anonymous said...

The rantrave.com linkee no workee.

Anonymous said...

I like the way today's American lib always make reference to the "world" as in this extract from today's posting:

"....and they also think that force is the answer to many of the world's problems."

It never ceases to amaze me how patriotism and nationalism is a thing of the past with American leftists. Myself ? Well I could give a flying damn about "the world's problems" ! I'm concerned about THIS nation's problems and our loss of sovereignty at the hands of moronic citizens who have abandoned their freedoms to career politicians.

DAN
III

1911A1 said...

"Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief."

Wrong. They have sworn to uphold and defend The Constitution.

Big, BIG difference.

Matt said...

Guess that lefty has never looked at the oath the military actually takes - to the Constitution, not the president. Great way to zap credibility.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of zombies, here's an interview with one that makes more or less the same point (and provides a little primer on nullification as well):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrcM5exDxcc

Middle-aged nothing said...

They swear allegiance to the Constitution NOT the cic.

Anonymous said...

Personality Disorder

"An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectation of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment."

A personality disorder is a pattern of deviant or abnormal behavior that the person doesn't change even though it causes emotional upsets and trouble with other people at work and in personal relationships. It is not limited to episodes of mental illness, and it is not caused by drug or alcohol use, head injury, or illness. There are about a dozen different behavior patterns classified as personality disorders by DSM-IV. All the personality disorders show up as deviations from normal in one or more of the following:
(1) cognition -- i.e., perception, thinking, and interpretation of oneself, other people, and events;
(2) affectivity -- i.e., emotional responses (range, intensity, lability, appropriateness);
(3) interpersonal functions;
(4) impulsivity.

Now THAT is the zombie you quoted. Cure Liberalism! Kill Communism! GIVE TO MENTAL HEALTH TODAY!

Stephen said...

No, they don't swear allegiance to the Commander in Chief, they "...do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same...". The oath of allegiance is to the Constitution, and NOT to the President, and is supposed to be one of the features that distinguishes our form of government from the tin-horn dictatorships elsewhere in the world. This distinction matters.

Anonymous said...

The link is not working.

Legal Alien said...

"Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief."

Just shows how brain-washed these collectivists are. I am sure that is what they want to believe.

It is going to be a rude awakening for some of these @-holes, when they find out what the REAL Oathkeepers are about (emphasis on 'real')

Legal Alien

Defender said...

I'm glad people like him are afraid, but sorry it's for the wrong reasons. They really think we're Nazis bent on enforcing our will on the entire country by force of arms. No. We just want to be left alone in Free America. That's too much to ask, though. As long as they arrogate unto themselves the power to ration our rights, they SHOULD stay nervous.
And don't our troops swear an oath to the Constitution, not the CIC? They're Americans, not Romulans. I know the younger ones may be a little confused about that thanks to publik skools, but...
My granddaughte is joining the Navy. I look forward to finally getting her to the range for some black rifle instruction. Even computer techs get to put a mag or two through the M-16.

Defender said...

The link brings up an error message, by the way. Maybe said author got too scared and took it down? Or maybe he was getting his ass handed to him by constitutionalist logic.

Anonymous said...

"Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief."

Sorry. Not so much.

First and foremost, I swore to "...support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

The part about obeying the President is contingint on his orders being lawful and constitutional. Hence the following at the end of the oath, "...according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice."

Uncle Lar said...

"But the difference is these soldiers have seen the real horror of a real shooting war and would never want that to happen at home. Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief."
They've also seen what bad government can do to a society and really don't want that happening at home. And no they have not sworn allegiance to the CIC, they swear to uphold the Constitution you idjit.

H. Nelson said...

I'm assuming the idiot that cranked out this, failed high school government class.

Quote: "Besides they have all sworn allegiance to their Commander in Chief."

The last time I rose my right hand, the words were "to support and defend the Constitution, against enemys foreign and domestic". The president was somewhere farther into the oath. In my mind, the oath is swearing allegiance to the Constitution first and foremost, everything else is secondary. So in essence you are swearing to protect the document and ideals that the Constitution embodies.

Dennis308 said...

´Hey Dutchman the link don´t open but I think I get the point. To bad that the Idiots in Eugene and other parts don´t.

They have all the guns and that the majority of the military are
¨conservative¨.

And last time I looked the Oath was to the Constitution and to follow the Chain of Command on Legal Orders and not to the Commander in Chief personally.

Dennis
III
Texas

Anonymous said...

Mike, take the
off the end of your link. [and feel free to delete this comment]

Chuck Martel said...

He/she is right. We do own all of the deer rifles.

Sean said...

I ain't no wannabe anything. I mean exactly what I say, and I ain't kiddin' either.

Anonymous said...

Another emergency room "splinter case".
Because they really don't know what to do, to get the splinter out.

But they do know, how to run the world, what you're doing wrong, and why you're so bad and barbaric. Oh yeah, and why Marxism in all it's forms, is superior to both freedom and capitalism because "everybody knows that," although there is absolute proof of the contrary. Not to mention the body counts. That's all right wing lies!

These people are what constitutes an intellectual class... That is to say the one's who don't realize that they are lying every time they repeat the messages of the left.

Carl said...

Funny, I seem to remember swearing an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I've heard that there is a new oath that includes the president, but then wouldn't one have to retake the oath at every election? That's what many sheriff's departments do when a new sheriff is elected.
Screw that! Even a deputy sheriff swears to protect and defend the Constitution, and that takes precedence over any elected official.

Carl
III

Anonymous said...

This clueless obamazombie ought to realize, that a lot of us "wannabes" are actually highly trained military veterans who take our oath to uphold and defend our Constitution against ALL enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC very, very, seriously.
Further, we as military personnel have NEVER sworn allegiance to ANY President. And we sure as hell aren't starting with this one now. I am an Oath Keeper and a III per. If the fecal matter does hit the fan in the future, there are many like me who WILL stand on the side of liberty. Woe unto those who think different. WE ARE EVERYWHERE!!

MM III

Anonymous said...

You link was broken, here's the actual link.

http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/Solutions-Pt1-Insurrection-or-Democracy.aspx

MM III

Scott said...

Mike, the link has been pulled or quit. Either way the writer of the article needs to get out more and sniff some reality.

Kevin D said...

They must have better Kool-aid than we had back in the day!

Anonymous said...

Collectivists whine incessantly about how they abhor violence, but their entire sick, perverted system of unfettered majority rule, that infernal cannibal apparatus that survives only by eating itself, is completely dependent on institutionalized violence for its very existence. When these arrogant, vicious hypocrites stop trying to run my life and take everything I own at gunpoint, I'll consider their arguments. Until then, to me they're just a pack of human hyenas circling in the darkness, trying to figure out how to tear another chunk off what's left of our civilization without getting shot for their pains.

Dave
III

Defender said...

OK, Obama as "the new sheriff." We know that the sheriff is the highest constitutional position in a county, the building block of a republic. They should not, MUST not, be anti-constitutional. If they are, the people have a duty to disobey, educate or recall.
Mandela made life better? Has he read about Marxist South Africa lately? Used to be a net exporter of food, but since privately-owned land has been seized and awarded to Mandela supporters, the farms are owned by incompetents and SA has to IMPORT food. The white minority is being disarmed. I guess the will to use the guns you have is as imporant as having them, and now it's kinda too late. I'm all for freedom and equality, but that's not what we're seeing, it's payback with interest. Yes, apartheid was wrong, imprisoning black Africans in poverty. Are they any better off under Socialism? Do they know enough to work for REAL liberty? Do Americans? Apparently a lot of Americans want to be "good Germans."

Defender said...

Oh, that last paragraph about majority rule? I just saw that.
Our forebears didn't throw off the tyranny of a monarch to embrace the tyranny of the majority. That would be the whole point of their constitution and bill of rights.
None so blind as those who WILL not see. What a good German. What's right and what's wrong. Why not vote on it, or let our leaders decide? There's a new sheriff in town and his name is... Pol Pot, Mao, Stalin... If you don't respect the man at least respect the office, huh?
Sheesh.

CorbinKale said...

Clueless? Naw, he knew he was full of shit. He remembers how the far left was desperate to lose the war in Iraq, just to try and hurt Bush.

Since the election of Obama, where are the cries of "Bring our troops home!" and "This war is lost!"?

The article was basically a list of everything the left did during the Bush administration, being projected onto the right. It doesn't matter that it is a pack of lies. The left deals strictly in lies, and the attempt to tell them often enough that people will start to believe.

Trying to reason with the enemies of the Constitution, at this point, is just a delaying tactic.

Toaster 802 said...

This guy shtick ended with his first mistake. From then it devolves into sniveling and moaning about the great evil of the Untermenschen "Republicans" who will not stand aside and let his ilk turn this country on it's head.

Tyranny of the minority, indeed. The 20 something percent to whom the first kenyan is a god, they are the problem. And if they choose to keep pushing, to keep undermining, to keep poisoning our country....Well, let's see if they decide to allow the next election that will spell the end of their little experiment.

What a complete toolbox. That vomit may impress in a coffee house, but out here in the real world, thinking like that is going to get people killed.

Chuck Martel said...

I love it that he/she has quoted H. L. Mencken. Let's see what else Ol' H.L. has to say . . . How about this one?

"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are. "

Good Ol' H.L.

Anonymous said...

He also got the "majority rule" thing wrong. This is a republic, not a democracy. There are - supposed to be at least - safeguards built into our system to prevent the tyranny of the majority.

Anonymous said...

Quote: Why is it that the left relies on the majority: Democracy, Majority Rule, Non Violence, and Collective bargaining to make life better for all, but the Right relies on the use of force by the minority to make life worse for the majority so a few can live in luxury? Unquote

Why is it that the Left refuses to acknowledge that the rule of law is backed by the threat (and delivery) of violence? Or do they believe that the police carry those guns to look impressive?

Antibubba

Anonymous said...

I took the trouble to register and comment:

Altruist: "This is the first in a series exploring solutions. The first step is to realize that in this country, the majority rules."

Altruist, your "first step" was a misstep. While it may be true that the majority rules a democracy, we in the USA live in a republic. As such, it is the Constitution that rules--both the majority and the minority.

"A recent Washington Post report indicated that there are 1,271 government entities and 1,931 private companies engaged in intelligence-gathering work. If you are hoarding weapons and advocating the overthrow of the government, how many of them do you think are reading your posts and listening to your phone right now?"

Isn't this a tacit admission that we are rapidly degenerating into a police state? Wouldn't resistance to such a development be an act of patriotism?

"There is no possible way that a bunch of weekend warriors can take on the most powerful military in the world, no matter how many weapons they acquire."

This is a gratuitous assertion. It looks very much as if the Taliban will triumph in Afghanistan against the US-led coalition forces, just as they successfully drove out the Red Army earlier. Also, explain how the Viet Cong--a rag-tag outfit from a third-world country--beat both the French and the US? Who says it can't be done?

Will the "most powerful military in the world" attack US cities to quell a domestic insurgency? Will they nuke Nashville if "weekend warriors" there buy one too many .50 caliber rifles? Wouldn't that result in "blow[ing] up government buildings and harm[ing] innocent civilians?"

Your arguments are inane, ineffective and easily refuted.

MALTHUS

Anonymous said...

When can we start shooting these communist bastards and bitches? That's all I want to know.

Myles said...

"When the left thinks of change they also have historical success stories they can look to for inspiration... They have the example of Mandela who ended Apartheid and the formation of Africa through non violence"

That made me laugh out loud.

Jimmy the Saint said...

"There is no possible way that a bunch of weekend warriors can take on the most powerful military in the world, no matter how many weapons they acquire."

Idiot Statist, meet the Irish Republican Army.....

Dennis308 said...

ANON; 4:13 PM

OH HELL YEA!

Hey,is it time yet,oh come on man
I´m tired of waiting.

Dennis
III
Texas

Pericles said...

As for "A recent Washington Post report indicated that there are 1,271 government entities and 1,931 private companies engaged in intelligence-gathering work. If you are hoarding weapons and advocating the overthrow of the government, how many of them do you think are reading your posts and listening to your phone right now?"

So far, I'd say the same ones looking out for Islamist terrorists on airplanes.

Moe Death said...

And aren't they glad that we haven't done anything...yet?

Reg T said...

Any conservative who lives in Oregon knows what a hotbed of old hippies, young rope-heads, and effete socialists comprise the population of Eugene. Logic and reason fled the room long ago in the cities of Oregon, leaving the countryside (populated mostly by decent folk) at the mercy of the crowded cities.

Altruist is a product of the socialist government school system, and probably had Marxist professors in college. And yes, he probably did attend at least some college - you don't have to be able to read, think clearly, or be capable of cleaning your own backside to attend most of the schools in Oregon these days. In fact, those attributes might preclude admission . . .

Dedicated_Dad said...

I still say these idiots aren't worth the pixels, much less the keystrokes, but...

(1) The ENLISTED oath includes a promise to obey the orders of the officers appointed over him, and the CinC.

HOWEVER:
(a)This comes *AFTER swearing allegiance to the Constitution and promising to "support and defend it against ***ALL*** enemies, foreign OR DOMESTIC"

(b) It's followed by "...in accordance with regulations and the UCMJ."

(c) The UCMJ makes clear that each soldier has a duty and obligation to refuse unlawful/unconstitutional orders.

Ergo...

(2) In re: Mencken - I prefer THIS quote: "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

This is - unquestionably - one of those times.

(3) The majority ***DOES NOT RULE*** because we live in a *REPUBLIC* - not a democracy. In said Republic, the ***CONSTITUTION*** rules.

See #1 above.

There's more -- MUCH more -- but this is enough...

DD

PS - WV= "Mense." Clearly this cat's no candidate for MensA - but he's no doubt capable of MensES...

Skip said...

10 to 1 this commie is a transplant from Berkley.
"leaders" whoda fuck is that?
Can't go against the military? Lemme see...we are all oathkeepers, some are threepers, a lot of us are old with good training and nothing to lose but save our country for our innocent kids.
I will aim for the blue helmets first, then the 10% of the sheep with badges. That's not very many first line targets.
With my circle of like minded, maybe a week.

Anonymous said...

Well said DD.

Sisu96

Anonymous said...

"In 2008 the people used their constitutionally mandated rights and voted for change. "
Hey Altruist, hows that Hope and Change working out for you? So far I personally have lost hope and come January the 1th, We all lose our spare "change".

Steve said...

...against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC."

I resent the hell out of being called a weekend warrior. I am a warrior 24-7-365!

I love inflicting pain and anguish on the enemies of my country, my God and my family. I am relentless. I am fearless. I will never back off. I will never retreat. I will NEVER give up.

Pfffft . Weekend warrior.

Anonymous said...

People like Altruist drive me batshit fucking crazy!!!

They make me want to pull the hair right out of my head....And I don't even have any hair!!

AAAAAaaaaaaaaaRRRRRgggggggg!!!!

"Clueless In Eugene", "Zombies in Space", either title is more than appropriate.

Or yu could call it "Baghdad Bob's Bullshittin' Brother"

How do these people feed themselves?

Neil E. Wright said...

“Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions -


The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them.


Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”


—George Washington, General Orders, 1776
★ FREEDOM!★

★ Estimated Value – PRICELESS! ★

Anonymous said...

I must have missed all the liberals getting behind George Bush...