Sunday, October 04, 2015

Sunday Thoughts

The Congress of the United States of America arrive ready for work!

I see Hillary is proposing a no-fly zone over Syria, but why stop there? Surely Obama could declare the Middle East a gun-free zone and put that unarmed security guard in charge.

"What passes for thinking about the prevention of gun violence is not thinking at all. Thinking (as problem-solving) is a search for means that can be reasonably expected to achieve a given end. By reasonably I mean that supporting arguments can be provided to demonstrate to the satisfaction of reasonable people the connection between the means and ends. What we get from gun-control advocates is nothing like that; instead they operate on the magical belief that uttering certain words—codifying just the right incantation—will accomplish the end.

"We know they believe in magic, not logic, because those who propose to restrict individual rights regarding guns see no need to explain how their proposals would reduce or end gun violence. For them it's enough to declare their sincere belief that this is the case and to invoke polls showing that a majority of people also believe in whatever is being proposed.
"What's belief got to do with it?"

"Gun control is not a goal — it is really a means to an end, a vehicle the Left would drive to gain even greater power.
"It is also a means for the Left to express it’s emotional and psychological discomfort about the citizen independence symbolized and promoted by the Second Amendment — from the ability of responsible citizens to defend themselves and their families, to the principle that an armed population should be a check against elite tyranny. It’s not so much that totalitarian liberals fear their quest for power will end with armed citizens rising up in revolt; it’s that they hate it when free people think that way. We’re supposed to be submissive, indeed reverent of authority. We’re supposed to be dependent children, helpless in a vast “gun-free zone” where our very lives are a gift from the benevolent State, placing our trust in a volume of laws that grows far beyond its demonstrated ability to actually prevent crime.
"No, liberals, you can’t confiscate the guns of the American people you hate so very much. An ideologue like Obama knows that — curse that pesky Second Amendment! — but he brings it up anyway, because he wants to feed the emotional appetites of his followers, and he knows the non-starter of gun confiscation can be used as an opening bid to capture some lesser prize. If you resist total capitulation to the Left’s power grab, then surely you’ll be “reasonable” and agree to some partial capitulation, right? You wouldn’t want to be called an “extremist,” would you?"

"Air Force veteran John Parker, who had a licensed concealed carry gun on his side, was was situated in a building about 200 yards away from where the shooting began at Umpqua Community College yesterday. Instead of taking down the active shooter, Parker was prevented by staff from intervening in the shooting in which ten people were killed.

“There were a few people in the vet center and then when we heard the shooting happened, we got up and we were gonna go out and see what we could do,” Parker told Fox News’ Sean Hannity."

“Immediately the school staff stopped us and told us to get inside of the building….essentially the staff wouldn’t let us go to assist,” he added."

Every member of the UCC staff who prevented those men from running to the sound of guns should be charged with involuntary manslaughter and spend the rest of their miserable lives in prison as the bitches for a 350-lb bruiser named Jumbo.

Not to change subjects, but I think this is part and parcel of the same propaganda campaign that is spinning up against us:
"According to Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld, who is a staff member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, hunting animals for sport has many similarities to lynching African Americans. 
In his article "White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives," Blumenfeld explains how hunting animals in Africa is very similar to murdering black people. 
Dr. Blumenfeld begins, "The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent of Africa."
I believe we're looking at the last great antigun initiative of the Obama administration, the final push. They know that the public has "tipped" against them. Their own spinners are telling them that the public is fed up with the lies and is voting with their wallets. They know that time is running out. That's why there's no option but to go for the long ball.

It will be quote/unquote built on the "Australian Model." But in an effort to show how "reasonable" the Dems/progressives are, there'll only be a teeny tiny first step, "universal background checks." Of course to make those universal background checks — such a little thing, really — work, our benevolent overlords will need to know the whereabouts and ownership of every single firearm in America. It's not really registration, you know, just one of those pesky simple bureaucratic necessity to make those reasonable background checks work. 

They will try to play shooters off against hunters; "sportsmen" against self-defense militia type; women against men; NRA members against non-NRA members. They will roll out one "false flag" after another — "I'm a gun owner, but…"; I'm a shooter/hunter/competitor, but the NRA doesn't represent me…"; why do you need an assault rifle to hunt squirrels…" They will drag every Hollywood shill out of the closet. The levels of the lies will be staggering.

The MSM will be all-in…remember, Goebbels referred to the media as "a great keyboard on which the government can play." And play it they will.

So be strong, be ready, be honest, be true. We are all battle-proven, and we have all seen the elephant. More than anything else, remember the words of the Founders. These, from Sam Adams, are especially apt:

If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.


clark myers said...

Nobody deserves Jumbo, nobody at all.

David said...

I had been thinking we had been approaching the war in Afghanistan all wrong. With a tenth of the population of the USA, perhaps we should declare the whole thing a "gun free zone" and just confiscate them all! [sarc]

After all, if you don't believe the whole of the US military could pull that off in Afghanistan, what makes you think it could be done here?

Anonymous said...

Having worked with and hung out with folks from Israel, I can not even imagine that the staff of an Israeli school would prevent ex military guys from intervening in such a situation. I have always said if you are in trouble an Israeli will take the initiative "on their own" and help. That is a result of their history and their cultural training. American once had that same kind of ethic. Sadly, we no longer do.

Will said...

I have to wounder who these "staff" were and why didn't these vets tell them to f**k off and do what they need to do.

Will said...

I'll second that question by 5:42

Post their names. If they think what they did was so correct, they shouldn't mind it at all. They should be proud to take that Obama stand publicly.

Anonymous said...

In his books on African hunting F.C. Selous often comments on the slaughter of African game such as elephants and lions, and the awful practices, such as not following up injured animals that occurred when African natives got guns. If that black supremacist Dr from UMass Amherst is correct about trophy hinting and lynching the the corrallary of the mass slaughter of field and livestock destroying vermin, (elephants, lions etch) would explain the slaughter of blacks by blacks in places like Chicago .
As for gun control, Rush made a great point that we need to keep hammering. He pointed out that in a "gun free zone" liberals have exactly what they want, guns are absolutely prohibited . UCC, the church in Charleston SC, the theater in Arora Color., VaTech, all were EXACTLY what liberals want. How'd that work out ? What, 118 dead or so. How many more Americans have to die on the alter of liberal ego before they admit that their emption based restrictions have no place in the real world ?
Thomas Bogan
Laconia NH

Justsomeguy said...

Anybody have a problem with the idea that he let them interfere rather than just doing what he thought was right and going? I do.

Anonymous said...

Very well compiled Michael.

Hillary is now offering up, as a campaign platform, resurrection of the repeal of the fair-trade and commerce act that protects the gun (and ammo) industry from being held responsible for the unlawful use of their products. Remember that this is only an attempt to use her cronies, trial lawyers, to break the industry. The rational for this tactic is as sick as holding YOU responsible, when you sell, oh say, a car and the new buyer goes out and kills someone with it. If her rationale is correct, then we should also remove immunity from prosecution for un-elected "lying" politicians such as her; elected officials and other government individuals. Perhaps if the gun companies then had their own private police forces to ensure that guns are not used to commit illegal acts, then they could arrest her for complicity in the gun-crimes that the liber-coddled criminals commit.

Watch out everybody, here she comes again.

As far as holding the "restrainers" responsible for the deaths of those executed by this sissy weakling murderer, I'd rather we turn our focus on his family and those that surrounded him and look for culpability there. Who had the "last clear chance" to prevent the perpetrator from acting? Who enabled him? The news media is ever so quick to push the mic' in front of victims that survived and the families of those murdered, but for some reason, it is "taboo" to hound the perp's family. I actually want to hear from the parents that raised the monster. I think others need to as well.

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The Freeholder said...

I'm with the rest who would like to know just how those anonymous staff drones stopped anyone from doing anything. I work in higher ed as staff, and I honestly can't think of anything they could do except verbally tell them "No!". Hell, I can ignore that and go do what I think is right. I'm not be a cop, and I understand that if the police show up I might well be mistaken for the bad guy. But I just don't think I have it in me to hide in my office if there is something I can do to save the lives of some of our students if there is a nutjob on our campus shooting them.

No matter how irritating they are on the average day. :-)

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