Skip to comments.Are You Waiting On the First Five People To Get Crucified?
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 theyd have little trouble from the rest of the proles? Something like that.
Over at Pat Dollards place there is a fine sentiment showing manly, warrior support for Ted Nugents Concord Bridge comment. I love it. But much of the bravura and dispute in the comments is about firepower and armed conflict. Were 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 ones 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 heres the thing: Obama wont send an army, hell send your neighbor, the one with the IRS job. Or youll 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 wont raise a gun to the man with whom youve shared a meal.
If Solzhenitzyns how we burned in the camps later essay doesnt WAKEN us to the fact that its not them but its folks right here, next door in our communities, then we are doomed to lose this country. You have friends with public sector jobs who cant afford to lose them. Hell, the garbage collector doesnt want to lose his job. Hell report you for not recycling if its 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 theyll never use the tactics youre imagining. It wont be a bang, itll be a whimper. Freedom is fragile, and its 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.
Romney was dead wrong about one thing. It's not 47%. It's a tad over 50%, the tipping point.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
Miss Joan, This is a truely thought provoking and terrifying analysis. I hope that this is given the consideration that it deserves.
Bump to Joan. She has lots of good stuff on her blog, by the way.
I am sharing this at our next Tea Party meeting. Best take I’ve seen on our situation.
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.
God bless the Tea Party. It’s our “second” party it seems.
Yeah. I was asking the tipping point question back in 2008. Rhetorically, it seems. :o)
As one commenter quipped on Twitter, “can I pick which neighbor?”
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.
Thanks! It’s getting a lot of traction from Western Rifle Shooters, no small group.
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."
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!
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..
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