Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Go ahead and try it, schmucks. Collectivist tyranny advocates come out of the woodwork (again) with confiscation proposals (again).

"Large-scale confiscation is not going to happen. That's no reason to stop advocating it. (I also want to repeal all immigration laws and give everyone a monthly check from the government with no strings attached, and will argue for those ideas even though they're doomed.)"
See also: "How NRA Second Amendment Paranoia, Money, Cowed Pols Make Next Massacre Inevitable."
At what point will this country’s actual leaders stop giving a pass to such ideals and govern in the best interests of its citizens. The ones who aren’t obsessed with imaginary insurrections. The taxpayers who want to be able to send their children to school to better themselves — the real American dream — without worrying they will be prey for someone who has been able to operate under the radar and legally amass an arsenal of semi-automatic weapons, all because of a special interest group that has been calling the shots too long. Will it take the formation of a gun control PAC group to embolden pols whose courage puts them on hit lists because of special interest money? Should schools themselves begin a mental health screening process, barring admission to those who don’t pass? Somebody, do something.
I find this this second anti-NRA screed from a Hollywood collectivist to be especially ironic and, for our purposes, quite a help. Those of us who have been fighting this long battle from an absolutist position that the Founders would recognize know that the NRA elite is predisposed to compromise and has been for decades (Don't take my word for it. See Neal Knox's The Gun Rights War. In my own experience, I recall vividly how the NRA had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the Fast and Furious scandal struggle, only to later try to take credit for it.) By focusing on the public statements (and not the private waffling) of NRA leadership, this collectivist twerp is helping us by reminding that leadership that we are all in this together and that it is about confiscation of all weapons, not "common sense gun safety." Add in that as long as the GOA is poised on their right flank to remind them of the potential membership and monetary costs of "compromise," that will help stiffen the NRA leadership's spine and tend to deter them from selling out the interests of their membership (who are by and large unaware of their predisposition to preemptive compromise). Failing to understand the nuances of the various NRA "pragmatist" positions and lumping us all together as "extremists" is a lost opportunity for a divide and conquer strategy. I'm rejoicing in the antis' ignorance.

8 comments:

rexxhead said...

I used to worry about the end of gun rights in America, but I worry far less these days. The events in CT and NY and WA are decisive to my mind: gun owners are peacefully, almost Gandhi-like, giving their state pols the finger and those state pols are shocked -- shocked, I tell you -- to find their own citizens ignoring the laws their benevolent leaders have passed for the safety and protection of the communities.

We have discovered (somewhat to our own surprise, it sometimes feels) that the Emperor has no clothes. There is nothing 'they' can do that we cannot veto. In the end, like the British 'just walking out of India', the nattering class will retire to their highchairs and natter in relative silence while the real world gets on about its business.

Sean said...

My answer to the little collectivist is short. If you try to confiscate our guns, we will kill you.

Anonymous said...

(I) find this statement the most interesting...

"(I also want to repeal all immigration laws and give everyone a monthly check from the government with no strings attached,"

This Mentality is the Product of Allowing the Enemy to Operate within. Allowing there Traitorous kind to Operate Freely and Educate future Generations is National Suicide.

My thoughts have of late have revolved around the question...
'Why do we allow the Enemy to Operate freely within our system?"

Anonymous said...

They need to just stop talking and start acting. You want us disarmed that badly then simply start enforcing the laws already on the books in CT, NY, Washington, etc. Start kicking in doors, accidently obliterating toddlers, putting people in handcuffs, and otherwise imprisoning or violently killing us extremists....

Should be easy. Afterall they are just dumb hick redneck militias without authorized access to full automatic machine guns, tanks, bombers, combat drones, checmical agents, and nuclear weapons.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is ignorance of the rift causing a lack of attempt to divide and conquer. I think the antis are afraid of that rift, worry about widening it and aim to try and protect against any who try to exploit it - because driving a wedge into that divide and pounding will only remove their ability to influence the fudds to make those preemptive stand down bows.

I believe the antis actually control the NRA this day and actually operate it as a gun control tool. Why would they want to lose their own tool? Why risk losing all the gun owners they already have fooled? After all, there is no reason to conquer and enslave a population willing to bow out of "compromise" and "deals", right?

To that end, the antis will pick at the scab in pretense but it won't ever drive a stake trying to kill the NRA. The vampirism of those with that appetite for the liberty of others would much rather keep its host to lick its blood long term rather than suck it dry and kill it. Familiars are far too valuable to just toss aside.

That's what the NRA really is - a familiar. It isn't a group that actually attempts to conquer that gun control vampire, it just presents itself as such in order to draw in more meals, a steady supply of meals. Do its operators fear GOA? Of course! They fear those not already fuddmitized might just see what's really going on and defect - taking those blood dollars with them.

It is time to face the facts. The NRA is not defending the cause of Liberty. It is aggressively advancing the cause of government controlling liberty via permission slip! It is past time to toss open the doors of the NRA offices at high noon and let the sunlight in...to watch those evil vampires burn to ashes. A guy could sell tickets for the fudds reactions as they stand there, looking around at what had just taken place, wondering obliviously what had just happened.

There is no missed opportunity here fellas, there is no intent to try to destroy the NRA by taking advantage of that division within - if anything those anti forces aim to keep stitching to hold it together. They need their NRA control to convince fudds to bow to "common sense" idiocy called "background checks".

tensmiths said...

mental screenings in schools would hopefully extend to teachers and staff. been way more incidents of pedophilia than shootings in public schools and those stories don't always see the light of day. maybe just like everyone has been mandated to buy government healthcare, we should all be mandated to own a gun and a cc permit. well maybe not, if the government gets to define what a gun is.

Anonymous said...

Gawker had a article from some choad named alex pareene yesterday. This ass clown wants to use anti abortion tactics and get other people to go to gun stores and scream and yell in customer and employees faces. That should go over real well. Of course I don't think these chicken shits have the balls to do this.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen what Dylan Matthews looks like?!?!?! It explains a lot.

http://www.google.com/search?q=dylan+matthews+vox&biw=640&bih=400&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMIibHU97GxyAIVxKGACh3j5QJ6