Tuesday, February 3, 2015

David Codrea on my decision.

This is the new paradigm all of us, but especially the "gun groups," need to get used to, because it effectively nullifies any "compromises" some may be inclined to agree to. Ultimately, people are going to choose to obey or disobey. Ultimately, people are going to choose if they wish to confront. Once the decision is made, our approval and agreement don't matter. Nothing we say or do is going to stop it. Once the decision is made, we can condemn them as extremists who make us all look bad, or we can remind any so inclined that the real extremists are those who would deny rights and force their will on others.


Anonymous said...

Good prayer. Why? Because the days of trying to reason with the unreasonable have to come to an end. We have done our due diligence. We have tried every avenue available to us, over and over again, to no avail. It's time we admit that. It's not us being being extreme - it's the relentless controllers who are extreme.

We stand firm. Not one more inch. We will NOT shoot first. We will exercise our individual rights, together. And that is as it should be.

So let's witness the REAL extremists, and their appologists, be shown for all to see. We do not have to like that it's come to this and we can wish all day long that it didn't - but just like the aggression foisted upon us by muslim zealots, controllers foist gun control aggression upon us as well. It's time we be honest - wishing just ain't enough and we cannot reason with the unreasonable. That's not our fault!

sofa said...

That "...effectively nullifies any "compromises" some may be inclined to agree to."

Almost like a strategy, that shapes what comes next. oh my.

Capitalist Eric said...

I've thought a lot about your predicament and ultimate decision to face the .gov people in Olympia.

And the question of whether any positive outcomes can result from that choice is questionable...

Let me explain it in this way; the MSM and .gov whores work extremely hard to strictly control the narrative of every event. Hence, the covert and overt propaganda efforts we see every day... The goal of controlling the narrative is to control who has the moral high ground. And it almost always works.

But sometimes, like the Bundy Standoff, that control is clearly lost, and when that happens people act of their own volition. The results spoke for themselves.

In this case, with the MSM having an ironclad hold of the narrative, it will be difficult to sufficiently explain the circumstances to bypass the PC story, and gain that moral high ground.

How to solve this puzzle, I don't know. But I DO know that without having that high ground (that normal folks can identify with and support), the chances of your face-off leading to productive results... are not encouraging.

I understand WHY you are doing it, though. Good luck and God-speed.

Anonymous said...

Break the bloody mirror - the shards will fall as they may ...

This action negates both anit-gun opponents and 'compromisers' as it will define the meme moving forwared.

"The Die are cast" - Julius Ceasar


Anonymous said...

From the Prologue of "William Diamond's Drum"

"He simply would not have made, for any military reasons, the decision to line up his slender company in the very path of British troops outnumbering him nearly twenty to one. If he knew the approximate strength of the British, any such military decision would have been criminally stupid and incredibly irresponsible. And Captain Parker did know that, even if he had got his whole company on the Common, they would be outnumbered by at least seven to one. Indeed, if anything the strength of the British marching forces had been overestimated in Lexington that night, having been placed at twelve or fifteen hundred men by intelligence received five hours earlier. 5

If Captain Parker had had it in mind to challenge such a force,
he knew how to do it. Before the road from Boston leveled out to
a straight stretch before Lexington Common, it passed between two wooded hills. In ten minutes Captain Parker could have had his militia out of range and out of sight of the British raining bullets down on the heads of the enemy. Instead, he lined them up, hopelessly ineffective, on the Common. This decision must have been made, therefore, for other than military reasons, or it must have been made by someone else.

Thirdly, the Lexington minutemen were not inexperienced youngsters. The oldest was sixty-three, a veteran of Louisburg in
1758 and the Indian uprisings of 1762, an officer of the company
and unquestionably consulted by Parker. Two others were also in
their sixties; four in their fifties; eight in their forties. Of the seventy-seven, fifty-five were over thirty, and over twenty of them had served in the French and Indian wars. Democratic in their organization and simple and direct in their relationship with one another, the minutemen would obviously have counseled with
their elected leader during the three hours between the first alarm and the fatal muster on the Common. In fact. Captain Parker,
in a deposition given six days later, said that they did : ". . . in the Morning, about One of the Clock . . . ordered our militia to meet on the Common . . . to consult what to do, and concluded not to be discovered, nor meddle or make with said Regular Troops." 6 Thus, the company participated in the decision.

The decision made at the first alarm, three hours before
William Diamond was ordered to beat his drum and the minute-
men to stand like tenpins in open sight on the Common, visible
for a thousand yards up the road was "not to be discovered."
It was a sensible decision, one to be expected of a man of Parker's character and experience and of the clearheaded farmers and craftsmen of his company. But sometime between one-thirty and
four-thirty, it was abandoned. Parker lined his men up in the rising daylight on the clear green of the Common where discovery was certain, and he began a war that ended seven years later with an effect on human history more lasting and more penetrating than any that had gone before."

Move or shoot?

Go for two points and the lead or one point and the tie?

Plant the last of the seed and pray for one last harvest before the first frost?

We all make decisions every day. Sometimes life goes on pretty much as it always has. But sometimes the whole of human history pivots around one man or woman and one decision. And there's often no way to predict how things will fall out.

Do what you think is best, Dutchman6.

"Dovie'andi se tovya sagain ... Time to roll the dice." -- Matrim Cauthon in The Wheel of Time novels

Anonymous said...

One place that media cannot control the narrative is in the juduciary. Perjury has serious penalty there. Now, even there .gov can control the narrative but that really only works on the individual case level, but it fails when there are many, too many, to sweep under their rug. Many cannot be turned out in the wash.

Instead, being that .gov knows this, they choose to keep it out of the judiciary and keep it within its agents court, media. That's why nobody was arrested in ferguson for not getting a assembly permit. It's exactly why occupy didn't get nailed over permits. Now, while I disagree mostly with their messages, I commend theur courage to refuse to bow to permission slips and the unconstitutional dictation to beg for them. They quite simply exercised their rights despite the demand command for permission slips.

So long as people only exercise their rights - to possess and to carry- absent threats and other stupidity, I submit that LEO will choose to uphold their oaths. If they do not, arrests will take place for show, with prosecutorial discretion being the last line of defense. Their hope at that point being a prayer that the arrested bow to pleas, rather than demanding jury trials. But then, that gets dangerous for .gov too! You have jury nullification in play. You have incorppratuon of the right to jury trial in play. You have equal protection in play. You have conceal versus open carry in public places in play. And last not least you have exercise of multiple rights at the same time in play. Nope, .gov has FAR more to lose on all these levels (and more) to risk dealing with hundreds and possibly thousands of people at the same time.

That's the KEY folks! Numbers! Numbers of people standing together doing no more than exercising plainly their enumerated rights just isn't something that .gov can withstand! Doing so goes against the core beliefs of the vast majority of people in this country aside from other political disagreements.

If there are a few dozen willing to stand, things get hairy. If there are a few hundred then the pendulum swings our way. If there are thousands, there won't even be a question - no arrests will take place of thousands. That gets hard in a lower population state so we are back to hundreds. That's ok. Hundreds of state residents is indeed enough. Let's hope there are enough who have the courage there.

And let's stand with em how we can. I'm man of little means but I will chip in best I can if this goes bad. These folks are stepping up and we gotta be in their corner. Think about - send money to the NRA or send money to those actually standing and actually fighting back. That's a no brainer, ain't it?

Anonymous said...

Ug! The rain, the cold, the gloom! Why can't they have a revolt in April? ;)

Oh well, to quote The Princess Bride, "Have fun storming the castle!" :D