Sunday, January 20, 2013

"We were unarmed." Tiananmen Square Activist Turned American Second Amendment Activist. Must see video.

Tiananmen Square Activist Turned American Second Amendment Activist.
The past Monday I decided to visit the Minuteman Park in Lexington and pay tribute to Captain John Parker and his fellow minutemen. A thought came to my mind, that the founding fathers of the United States and Chairman Mao had one thing in common: they all realized that guns are important political instruments. Their similarities, however, ended there:
Chairman Mao wrote: ‘Political power grows out of barrel of a gun’, and he dictated: ‘The party shall command the gun’. James Madison and his compatriots, however, believing that the power of the state is derived from the consent of the governed, ratified that ‘the right to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed’.
"23 years ago, I was a college freshman exercising my freedom of speech and assembly in Tian’anmen Square, much like we are doing here today. We grew frustrated by the restriction of personal freedoms and the corrupted Chinese government, and we thought peaceful protest would make the country better. Our young passion and patriotism was crushed by hails of full metal jackets out of AK47’s. (Some AK purists here would argue they were really type 56’s). We could not fight back, because we did not have an inch of iron in our hands, to borrow a Chinese expression: we were unarmed."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"inch of iron". Priceless

I submit, at some point, our 300 million+ "inches of iron" needs tempering via the USG's asshole.

Anonymous said...

I was at the Boston rally. Plenty of fight left in some of us up here. We're not all geldings.

anhourofwolves said...

Scratch the surface of a newly naturalized citizen and you would be surprised.

Sometimes those who most jealously view with hostility any attack on the BOR are those who REALLY know what it was like to live under an abusive unbound government, a good friend of mine who grew in Soviet-run Polan being a case in point.

Remember, the Oath of Citizenship also obliges one to '... support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;'
Some naturalized citizens - including this commenter - realize the solemn responsibility of such an obligation and take it seriously, more so, I have frequently found, than those who were born and raised here and went through state-run brain-washing mills

otterhauser said...

Unarmed? Well, yes, but just think how SAFE you were given that everyone else was also unarmed--except the members of the communist government, that is. And goodness knows, they no doubt had only your best interests at heart!

SWIFT said...

An "inch of iron" in the hand and some steel in the spine; think of ho4 EB3gerMw far we can go.

David Forward said...

Proud to call that young man a fellow American...

Charles N. Steele said...

This is great! Thanks! I'll repost and send to friends. It should go viral.

Anonymous said...

Amen