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Are You Waiting On the First Five People To Get Crucified?
Primordial Slack ^ | 1/25/2013 | Joan Varga

Posted on 01/28/2013 9:55:57 AM PST by JoanVarga

What was the legend that the hapless political wonk invoked a year or so ago? The Romans would roll into town and crucify the first five people they laid hands on and then they’d have little trouble from the rest of the proles? Something like that.

Over at Pat Dollard’s place there is a fine sentiment showing manly, warrior support for Ted Nugent’s “Concord Bridge” comment. I love it. But much of the bravura and dispute in the comments is about firepower and armed conflict. We’re nowhere near that point yet. I think the Dumbed-down Party will allow us to keep our guns for another year or two. They still have much work to do, and many examples to set up to bring about the desired fear. And if not outright fear, then the desired sobriety of a man considering the ends of one’s actions.

However, ALL OF US are already being made examples. Daily we comply with all sorts of indignities and insults to our sovereign sense of human rights. We answer intrusive questions, we suffer molestation in public by the TSA, we sigh at bureaucratic sand in our economic gears.

But here’s the thing: Obama won’t send an army, he’ll send your neighbor, the one with the IRS job. Or you’ll try to travel and a local NHS satrap will show up to investigate you, express serious doubts about your online comments, and ask you to get in his car, quietly please, as your wife and kids look on– and your neighbors whisper, “I always thought something was strange about him.” Some municipal quisling will bring four or five officers and arrest you for making a video, or for refusing a smart-meter on your home. You will be shamed in the local paper, not the New York Times.

Death-or-glory charges are for the fresh young recruits. Cannon fodder, sadly. But their story comes long after the thousand paper-cuts of the Diktat. The apparatchiks are your neighbors. And you won’t raise a gun to the man with whom you’ve shared a meal.

If Solzhenitzyn’s “how we burned in the camps later” essay doesn’t WAKEN us to the fact that it’s not “them” but it’s folks right here, next door in our communities, then we are doomed to lose this country. You have friends with public sector jobs who can’t afford to lose them. Hell, the garbage collector doesn’t want to lose his job. He’ll report you for not recycling if it’s required of him. Nice people will unwind the strands of liberty one “concern” at a time.

Brave talk, this idea of forming a militia to counter such tactics. But they’ll never use the tactics you’re imagining. It won’t be a bang, it’ll be a whimper. Freedom is fragile, and it’s lost one city block at a time. One tax return at a time. One example at a time.

Addendum: I say all this to illustrate the immediate need to communicate, in real space, with your neighbors and family. To speak up, loudly if necessary, at community events and city hall meetings. Win hearts and minds NOW. Speak up NOW. Count the cost, NOW.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: guns; militia; nugent
Tipping point. We there yet?
1 posted on 01/28/2013 9:56:09 AM PST by JoanVarga
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To: JoanVarga
Long past the tipping point. It was reached in November last year.

Romney was dead wrong about one thing. It's not 47%. It's a tad over 50%, the tipping point.

2 posted on 01/28/2013 10:06:12 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: JoanVarga

Little barry bastard boy commie and his henchgoons of the democrips party are already crucifying, through the EPA and other regulator arms which are systematically destroying lives through jobs and incomes lost. Make no mistake, these sons a bitches mean to ‘transform America’ into a Eutropean socialist state suited to the living demon George Soros’s tastes. And the republicants are little to nothing in oppsoition since they’re too stupid to get it right before their media whipped noses.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 10:09:04 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: JoanVarga
Obama won’t send an army, he’ll send your neighbor

It is my view that most people will gladly give up their freedom in return for the right to mind their neighbor's business.

Its not even close.

Yes, we tipped years ago. Its only becoming more undeniable by the day.

4 posted on 01/28/2013 10:12:40 AM PST by marron
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To: marron

Government snitch hotlines are nothing new. They used them in D.C. in 1976 when all handguns were banned. Posters went up depicting a revolver pointed dead straight on, with a pair of evil cold eyes behind them.

After the 1-800 number was the caption: “Report an illegal gun, and you do not have to give your name!”


5 posted on 01/28/2013 10:17:43 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: JoanVarga

Well written. And your exhortation to “speak up NOW” is spot on.

But your essay only considers the “head to head” approach to fighting back.

Successful insurgencies are fought asymmetrically. And in this country, soft targets are *everywhere*.

You infer that a lot of us are soft targets for the government, but that cuts both ways.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 10:20:42 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: JoanVarga

Bump...
Miss Joan, This is a truely thought provoking and terrifying analysis. I hope that this is given the consideration that it deserves.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 10:24:08 AM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: JoanVarga

Bump to Joan. She has lots of good stuff on her blog, by the way.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 11:14:36 AM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: JoanVarga

I am sharing this at our next Tea Party meeting. Best take I’ve seen on our situation.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 11:16:42 AM PST by WVNan
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To: JoanVarga
Dear Comrade Citizen

It has come to the attention of the DHS that you possess one or more firearms. You are ordered to turn them in at the nearest law enforcement office within twenty-four (24) hours, or face a fine of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) per day.

This fine will be levied against any or all of your paycheck, your Social Security, your pension, or any other type of income.

By the way, all of your savings and checking accounts have been frozen, as well as all of any 401(k) or IRA accounts you may have. Also, a lien has been placed against all of your property holdings, should you have any.

Have a nice day.

10 posted on 01/28/2013 12:22:26 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: WVNan

God bless the Tea Party. It’s our “second” party it seems.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 5:16:43 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yeah. I was asking the tipping point question back in 2008. Rhetorically, it seems. :o)


12 posted on 01/28/2013 5:16:52 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: marron

As one commenter quipped on Twitter, “can I pick which neighbor?”


13 posted on 01/28/2013 5:19:23 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: elcid1970
Recently a bunch of bloggers have been posting stories as to how they lost their guns, tragically, and now no longer have them. Mine were all stolen in an unfortunate incident involving feral hogs.
14 posted on 01/28/2013 5:24:38 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: Nervous Tick

I don’t infer, I point it out plainly. We’re inured to our compliance, but we comply all the same. Lots of brave talk, but everyone’s still sending in their tax returns. Seems that would be the easiest and fasted way to throw a wrench in the gears of government.

However, my idea of “targeting” is more along the lines of Vladimir Bukovsky’s famous one-man insurgency from the gulags of Soviet Russia. Strangle them with their own rules and regs. We can’t quite do that, yet, until they are snug in their power structure.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 5:29:41 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: mpackard

Thanks! It’s getting a lot of traction from Western Rifle Shooters, no small group.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 5:34:43 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: Nervous Tick
. . . and thank you for your kind words.

I thought I should also add a link to the post to which my comment about Solzhenitsyn refers.

There's another link within it to a very sad video posted by Michelle Malkin: Chavez' gov't toadies appropriating a ranch that a man had worked profitably for 23 years, in the name of the "people."

17 posted on 01/28/2013 5:34:56 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: old3030

Aww, thanks!


18 posted on 01/28/2013 5:36:19 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: sima_yi

Yeah, if you’ve registered your firearms that’s pretty much how they can use the data. They could do that if you voted Republican, or if you drive a car that’s not green, or if you’ve ever commented on certain websites.

Information spiders aren’t just “bots” and they weave a pretty nasty web of control. 50 Shades of Matrix!


19 posted on 01/28/2013 5:43:39 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: Nervous Tick
Not to belabor, but I just found this reply from a Canadian who speaks to the Vladimir Bukovsky way:

We Canadians messed with the registration scheme to no end, we registered fictitious items, including soldering irons, glue gun, water pistols, one enterprising fellow even registered his Jack Russell Terrier. Another thing we did, was bomb the system with hundreds of thousands phoning, e-mailing etc at the same time. The on-line system was hacked over 350 times with public access points of entry. In the end, less than 30% of the Canadian long guns ever made it into the database.. However the dog did..

20 posted on 01/28/2013 5:53:21 PM PST by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: JoanVarga

We are doing some good “groundwork” in our county and state.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 6:03:18 PM PST by WVNan
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To: JoanVarga

Works for me.


22 posted on 01/28/2013 6:04:26 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: JoanVarga

bttt


23 posted on 01/28/2013 6:06:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JoanVarga

Now I do love that plan. I do believe I have a whole house full of stuff that needs registering. Hope I can find the place to register them.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 6:07:31 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Nervous Tick

“You infer that a lot of us are soft targets for the government, but that cuts both ways.”

A forgotten fact about WWII is that numbers of Nazi occupiers were murdered in their beds by partizan resistance. The `Liberator’ pistol was designed to kill Nazi soldiers & seize their weapons. Reynard Heydrich died horribly from a flung grenade.

“That cuts both ways.” Ja wohl, es schneit bestimmt.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 6:29:19 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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