Skeptic comments on my last post:
Oh, spare me all the guns bullshit. Guns are worthless without the will to fire them, and if anything has been proven in the last year it’s that those vaunted gun owners don’t have the will to fire. We already have tyranny and nary a shot has been fired. They will usher the rest of the cattle cars before getting on themselves.
I read the best explanation on what that is, just this morning. It came from a comment to this article, and reads like this:
The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of ‘Men who wanted to be left Alone.’ They try, so very hard to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know the moment they fight back, the lives as they have lived them, are over. The moment the ‘Men who wanted to be left Alone’ are forced to fight back, it is a small form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be.
Perhaps the Declaration of Independence said it even better:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Remember that the founders of this nation endured the abuses of the King for decades.
- 1763: The Grenville Acts (taxation without representation) were passed
- 1765: The Stamp Act, the Virginia Resolution, and the Quartering Act were all passed.
- 1766: Parliament rescinds the Stamp Act, but then passes the Declaratory Act, and subsequently disbands the New York Legislature.
and so on. This went on until 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. It took 14 years of increasing hostilities, ever more despotic action, and escalating violence for the war to start.
The reason it took so long was as stated above: As soon as a revolution begins, the way of life that existed before is over. No matter what happens, all that you knew before is over. People aren’t ready to throw all of that away lightly.
This is where patience and perseverance are important. There is a time to let things play out, and this is it.
Therefore · May 2, 2021 at 9:57 pm
Every man had a line they will not cross. Every man has a breaking point.
Until that point is reached they will not act.
For some, that point is when they are naked and evil men with bayonets are driving them to the showers. For others it is when they are starving and near broken, marching to the rail cars.
But for some, that small number, it is while they still have the means to fight back. The hundred jews that held the warsaw ghetto. The men they answered the call when the British matched out of Boston to take their arms.
I don’t know what your breaking point is. I don’t know where you will make a stand.
I am reading the signs. They are on this blog and others where people are going silent. It is in the stores with no ammo and the ammo companies producing more ammo then ever before.
These are people preparing.
And it is in the eyes of a young man fighting for his life, running with his weapon through the streets of kenosha, shooting when he must. It is in the words and actions of a couple of yuppies waving guns at the mob descends on their home.
Skeptic · May 2, 2021 at 10:30 pm
You just made my point without recognizing it. Yes – Kyle Rittenhouse and the McCloskeys were brave. And what have America’s Badass Gun Owners done? They’ve left them to twist in the wind. Both have had the forces of what we laughingly still call a “justice” system pointed at them, as well as being in fear of their lives from BLM/Antifa. Have America’s Gun Owners mobilized to defend them? To even say a cross word to their persecutors, much less attempt to protect them with all those eleventy billion guns? Nope – not one goddamned bit.
When Tucker Carlson’s home and family were attacked, did a Minuteman style posse organize to protect his home? Nope.
When Gary Willis was straight up murdered after cops came to his home to enforce an unconstitutional ‘red flag’ order, did America’s Badass Gun Owners do one little thing to avenge the death of this man, who had never been so much as arrested? Nope.
Instead, America’s Badass Gun Owners sat quietly at home, masturbating over their ammo boxes, and going “Geez, sucks to be them, glad it isn’t me.” The men of the past didn’t let true patriots hang alone.
One man acting alone is but a martyr – and America’s Badass Gun Owners are more than happy to let the martyrs pile up, so long as they can cower behind their couches. “First they came for” indeed.
There’s no need for the government to ‘take’ guns. The guns are but shelf ornaments and our tyrants and tormentors Goddamned well know it – 2020 proved it.
Divemedic · May 3, 2021 at 4:46 am
LOL. The quartering acts were in force for over eleven years. By your definition, the founders did nothing.
When New York refused to quarter those troops in 1766, one colonist was injured in a skirmish. Still nothing.
A year later, the King suspended the New York state government. Still nothing.
Three more years, and two colonists in Boston were killed by British troops, still nothing.
Since you are all fired up, go on out there and be an example to the rest of us. Or, be patient.
Skeptic · May 3, 2021 at 10:09 am
Does anything our enemies are doing suggest that they are acting with patience? Things are happening fast – and I’d argue that the timeline of the Revolution had as much to do with the limited communications of the time. This resembles Nazi Germany, circa 1933, and the timeline for THAT isn’t hard to find. I’m sure there were those Germans who were acting with patience, as well.
And you already have examples. What you’re really saying is, “Go be a martyr like the others. We’ll watch.” Good to know.
MAx Barrage · May 3, 2021 at 3:22 pm
your concern is noted.
Gregory · May 3, 2021 at 7:49 am
Should it come to that point, it will not be a “revolution,” it will be a Reckoning – all in, nothing held back, continue until it’s finished.
The death toll will be monumental, and not just from combat. The disruption to everything will be epic – commerce, medicine, finance, housing – there will not be a segment of what we live in now that will not be seriously, and potemtially mortally, affected. Nothing after will be like what was before.
Let me stress that: Nothing after will be like what was before.
“Ruthless, brutal and vicious” will be gross understatements; there will be no surrender, no truce, no armistice, no person or group exempted, non-participation or neutrality will not be recognized. It will be “winner take all” with the only survivors being the winners, and both sides will know that.
There is no shame or dishonor in seeking every possible alternative to that, no matter how insignificant it may seem, no matter how ineffectual it may turn out to be; patience, and its companions, anger and frustration, are small endurances to suffer for preservation of a reasonable order.
Nunya · May 3, 2021 at 10:15 am
Violence Inciting .Gov Troll is inciting violence? Color me shocked.
Gregory has the way of it.
Jonathan · May 3, 2021 at 2:43 pm
Don’t forget that the media is a tool of the elite. They are purposely not reporting news that disagrees with the narrative.
There have been MANY more stories of fighting back, sometimes with weapons, sometimes with meetings, speeches, and unified action – those stories are not being reported nationally unless they are too big to hide, but if you look they are out there.
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