Over at Free North Carolina, Brock Townsend has put up another great post.
"Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by means of distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action..." Artistotle
You'd think ole "Ari" might have been peering through some sort of cosmic window into modern day America some 2300 years ago with comments such as those above.
There's another way to look at it, as well. One can grudgingly admit that the Greeks, of 2300 years ago, were smarter than modern Americans. In my estimation, you'd be right. So, I tend to go with the latter explanation.
See, America is building a head of steam preparing to go to war with itself a second time at this very moment. This is not unusual - not in America. We have already had two revolutions. You may Recall the American Revolution against Great Britain and the second - the War for Southern Independence, often erroneously referred to as the American Civil War, or the War Between the States.
Tensions are running high all across the country as citizens are rushing to arm themselves with the closest thing resembling combat weaponry they can possibly find. Ammunition of all calibers is disappearing from the shelves of gun shops and back orders at the manufacturing plants are piled high. Americans are preparing to dig in. In other words, they are preparing for a fight. They are preparing for the day when the words run out, as they surely will. They will then have no other alternative than to turn - as their forefathers have done since the country was founded - to the gun."
Indeed, the president who was supposed to be "post partisan" has proven to be by far the most divisive in modern history. Further, he seems more and more to be moving closer to an American Hugo Chavez, with his lawless administration and his contempt for those who disagree with him. His friends in Congress and the mass media seem to be more than happy to go along with this undermining of America's Constitutional foundations. As long as our countrymen continue to re elect the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, there will be no holding anyone of these politicians to account.
Yet another comment on this issue from Resistor in the Rockies:
Stick to your guns, no matter what. If they come to take them by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was on another big gun confiscation raid on April 19, 1775. If it was legal in 2012, it's legal in 2013 and it will be forever. If they say otherwise, they are liars and traitors and oath breakers and domestic enemies.
If you are disarmed and led away in cuffs, are you so sure you’ll be bailed out? And not taken to a “new place” with “new rules”?
Every survivor of every genocide says the same: when they come to take your guns, shoot them. Make them work for it, and THEIR system is overwhelmed, because they don’t have 20 million FLEAs to do armed battles all over the country, instead of nice polite arrest raids like those that that Glen "Ghandi" Beck envisions, with the NRA lawyers throwing your bail and suing the pants off the .gov.
It’s like the Solzhenitzn paragraph “how we burned later in the camps” because they didn’t resist the GRU/KGB in the lobbies and stairwells with axes and knives.
Entire divisions of Russian troops hiked home from WW1 in 1917/18, carrying their rifles and swords and other sidearms. Very early on, Lenin decreed that public safety demanded they all be turned in, under penalty of death. And so they were disarmed, but not the Party members! Then came the purges, the Great Terror, the gulags, and tens of millions of dead. So well preserved was the fiction, that most Russians, when arrested, thought, "Gee, there must be some mistake. I haven't done anything wrong. They'll let me go in a few hours." (Wrong anwer.)
If you give up your arms, you are placing your entire trust in the permanent future benevolence of the U.S. govt. This trust is invariably fatal. The German gun registration laws and limits on “military” weapons (then, Mausers etc) were put in in the 1920s Weimar Republic,years before Hitler.
They were all common sense and reasonable gun control laws, I’m sure today’s liberals would agree 100%. Then Hitler comes along, and uses the list to first disarm, and then ghetto-ize or “deport” and finally gas the Jews and others, killing millions.
Genocide, using the “common sense” gun registration lists to locate their most dangerous enemies. But first, they just come to pick up the weapons. "No trouble, foks!" They come for the mass arrests later, when the people are disarmed.
Millions of Polish Jews were rounded up this way, when the German police only needed a 1-10 ratio to thier victims. 100 German military police, 4-fs in their forties, bottom of the barrel conscripts, would round up and murder a town of a thousand. Force them to gather, then march groups at gunpoint into the woods for execution. A 1-10 ratio means the killer police are not worried at all. The victims were all disarmed. If they were armed, every village would requre a major military effort.
I’m sorry, I do NOT trust that our .gov won’t turn as mean as the old USSR to its “class enemies,” the MSM's duly appointed scapegoats, us white racist tea-party terrorists, the bitter clingers.
Folks, they perceive that we are reactionary forces not only standing in the way of social progress and liberal utopia, we are actively blocking it. That makes us pure Evil, since their plan for utopia is pure Good. That means they will come to feel totally justified in seeking a “final solution to the bitter clinger question.”
And once their mortal enemies (that's us) are disarmed and helpless...the temptation grows to simply do away with them. Bill Ayers thought they would need to murder 10% of the population to achieve their utopa.
As it was with the Turkish Armenians, German Jews, Russian Kulaks, Chinese, Ugandans, Guatemalens, Cambodians, Cubans, Rwandans, and on and on, history's lesson is clear:
STICK TO YOUR GUNS!
The key points to remember is that the Democrats, with the help of the mass media, have already been hard at work to demonize patriots, and also that Obama was mentored by Bill Ayers, who has no problem with the idea of killing millions in the process of seizing power. Already, they have no problem selling thousands of military style weapons to Mexican drug dealers. Think they would have a problem arresting or executing you or me?