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Posted on 02/22/2013 8:58:59 AM PST by Travis McGee
Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom
Democide is the elimination of a despised group by a government. It includes genocide, politicide, and other forms of state-sponsored mass murder. The hated minority headed for extermination may be defined by religious, racial, political, class, cultural or other attributes. Between 200 and 260 million people were the victims of democide in the 20th century, several times more than were killed in international wars during that period.
The first widely studied modern democide occurred in Turkey between 1915 and 1923, when the Turkish government decided to eliminate the countrys Christian minority, primarily ethnic Armenians and Greeks who had Turkish roots extending back to before the Islamic conquest. Two million Christians were murdered on forced marches into deserts without water or food. This democide occurred in view of Western reporters, who took photographs and posted contemporary wire reports. The fact that the democide was known outside Turkey did not deter the Turkish leaders.
The Armenian Genocide, as it has become known, was also widely known inside Turkey, where the majority Muslim population either supported or at least passively tolerated the democide. It was impossible to miss the sight of thousands of Christians at a time being rounded up and force-marched through towns and into the burning deserts on one-way trips.
Stalin and Hitler both noticed the lack of world reaction to the democide of Turkish Christians and planned accordingly. In the Soviet Union, Stalins henchmen purged millions of kulaks (farmers deemed to have too much wealth), intellectuals, businessmen, and anyone who had ever traveled outside the USSR or even had had contact with foreigners.
In Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe, Hitler proceeded with his own final solution to the Jewish problem. Where the German national socialists simply eliminated Jews as quickly as possible in mass graves and gas chambers, Stalins international socialists deported their class enemies to Siberia, where they were put to work in Gulag slave-labor camps, with years of torture through cold, malnutrition and brutal working conditions preceding the release of eventual death.
Stalin also devised another means of democide when he ordered the forced starvation of the Ukrainians, and five million more innocent victims were added to his totals. In Communist China seventy million people were the victims of democide, murdered by overwork in slave-labor camps, by direct execution, and by regional forced starvation. Millions more were victims of democide in Pakistan, Cambodia, Rwanda, North Korea, and many other countries.
Democide, as the name implies, does not happen in the dark of night without any awareness of it in the country where it occurs. The Turks knew the Christians were being mass murdered. Average Germans were fully aware of what was happening to the Jews between 1938 and 1945, and a large majority either actively supported or at least tolerated it. (I strongly recommend reading Hitlers Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, by Daniel Goldhagen, to fully appreciate the wholehearted German support for the Jewish democide.)
Today, we sometimes hear that the Second Amendment has outlived its usefulness, that it is a relic of our barbaric past and is no longer needed in the modern era. Horrific mass shootings by deranged individuals are cited as the primary reason for Americans to surrender their most effective firearms and rely solely on a state monopoly of force for their protection. This government-dependent attitude is shortsighted, historically ignorant, and extremely dangerous.
In each of the cases cited above, a necessary preliminary step on the road to democide was the confiscation of privately owned firearms. In Turkey, reasonable gun control laws enacted in 1911 permitted the democide of two million Turkish Christians a few years later. In Germany, the commonsense 1928 gun control laws of the Weimar Republic preceded Hitlers Holocaust by a decade.
The Weimar politicians did not intend for their gun control laws to lead to the slaughter of millions of people, but it is an historical fact that those gun control laws permitted the Nazis to carry out their Holocaust. How? By making it economically and militarily feasible to round up and mass murder entire towns without any significant resistance.
In fact, the Nazis quickly learned that they needed only a hundred ordinary military policemen to exterminate towns of a thousand Polish Jews in a single day. Contrast that fact with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. If the Jews had not first been disarmed, using previous gun registration lists as a map for confiscation, the Holocaust would not have been possible.
Likewise in the Soviet Union and in every other case, democide was preceded by reasonable and commonsense firearms registration, followed eventually by gun confiscation and then by the extermination of a despised minority population.
During the past two centuries, while America has avoided tyranny, Turkey, Germany, Russia and the other nations mentioned above have spasmodically lurched between monarchs, democratically elected leaders, and often quite popular dictators, allowing them frequent opportunities to commit democide against their unwanted minorities.
The situation is fundamentally different in America, because we have a centuries-old tradition of private firearms ownership guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The Second Amendment does not grant us this right; it puts into writing our God-given natural right to effective self-defense, including armed defense against tyranny.
Pure democracy has been described as two wolves and a sheep voting on their dinner plans. The two wolves might see this election as an expression of their highest democratic values, but for the outnumbered sheep, pure democracy is highly problematic. On the other hand, a republic has been described as two wolves and a well-armed sheep voting on dinner plans. The well-armed sheep can veto the outcome of the dinner election simply by brandishing its firearm. The sheep has inherent rights as a sovereign individual, including the right to self-defense, a right that cannot be stripped away by a simple majority vote.
So, when a democratically elected American president speaks of fundamentally transforming his country, and of his need to act outside the constitutional framework, the population should be on guard. When that leader begins to push for strict new commonsense and reasonable gun control laws, including national firearms registration in the name of public safety, the citizenry should be on high alert.
Can any glib politician, pundit or ivory tower academic give us an ironclad guarantee that tyranny will never arise in the United States? Not even a popular tyranny, like those of Ataturk, Stalin, Hitler or Mao? Can anyone assure us that todays commonsense gun registration lists will not be used for future gun confiscation? Of course not.
The future may be unknowable, but history is well understood, and American gun owners know and understand the history of democide in the 20th century. That is why they will never accede to what is currently portrayed in the predominantly left-wing mainstream media as commonsense and reasonable new gun control laws.
While American gun owners lament and regret the inescapable fact that deranged individuals in a free country may on rare occasions murder a dozen or a score of unarmed victims, they also understand that government democide murders by the million. And in every case, tyrants can conduct these democides only after disarming their unwanted minorities, rendering them helpless to resist murderous government pogroms.
American gun owners will never permit this historical pattern to be repeated in their country, because they understand that the governments heavy hand will be kept in check only as long as they are armed. Ask yourself: Were the Armenians, the Jews or the kulaks treated better, or worse, after they were disarmed and rendered helpless by their oppressors, who thereafter held an absolute government monopoly on armed violence? The answer is too obvious to require elaboration.
Naive utopians and other low-information voters might not understand the historical pattern, and we dont expect them to bother to learn it. Cynical and dishonest progressives who do understand the historical pattern cannot yet reveal their ultimate goal of creating a disarmed and helpless American citizenry. Nevertheless, millions of Americans understand their hidden aim with crystal clarity, seeing through the false sincerity of power-hungry leftist politicians who are actually Marxist wolves dressed in Democrat sheeps clothingfor now.
But unless and until these secret Stalinists and sundry other progressives can figure out a way to disarm Americans, they cannot execute their historically standard final solution to the reactionaries-standing-in-the-way-of-utopia problem. And this is a thorny problem for them, because tens of millions of Americans, disbelieving their deceitful bromides, will stick to their guns no matter what.
Unlike the Armenians, Jews, kulaks and other exterminated peoples, Americans who support the Second Amendment will never be disarmed quietly by government edict prior to meekly boarding a train to a socialist reeducation camp. They will not be taken at government gunpoint on a one-way forced march into a desert or a Zyklon-B delousing shower, simply because they foolishly agreed to be disarmed by their future oppressors in the dubious name of public safety.
If American progressives truly intend to disarm the American people, they will have to do it the hard way, by taking their bullets first, one at a time. As the 300 Spartans announced to the vastly larger Persian army at Thermopylae, Molon Labe!
You want our guns? Then come and take them!
No registrationno confiscationno extermination!
Freedom now, freedom forever!
(Please see the YouTube video of the same title.)
I lost my CW2 ping list, please ping the usual suspects. The youtube video is not for the faint hearted.
It's had 11,000 views since we released it two days ago.
It's had 11,000 views since we released it two days ago.
We know from Domestic Terrorist and Murderer Bill Ayers, Obama’s best friend who he denounced during the campaign as someone he didn’t know but after the election claimed they met weekly, that they have no problem killing “25 million people” to instill Marxism/Communism in this country.
We know from Obama that he is a Marxist and calls for growing government, government power, and government control. We know he has called for a “revolution”, and not a quiet one.
Anyone not awake yet will simply be a victim of their own laziness and resulting ignorance.
“...The youtube video is not for the faint hearted....”
Neither are these times.
Once they were disarmed, they were grabbed, tied, and shot through the head. Then thrown in a hole.
Steam coming out of my ears right now...
Thank you for this, Matt.
I weep for what I know is coming.
I will not die on a pile of bodies like those Poles. To die armed and fighting is better than death on my knees and pleading.
Thanks for the ping, Matt. I got this in my e-mail yesterday, it is making the rounds.
Good job, Matt.
I’ve been linking Rummel’s Democide page to gun control threads for many years.
Just in case you never got to see ayers/weather underground little red book titled “Praire Fire”, here is a link to a pdf version of it. Make no mistake, ayers feels the same today as he did in the early 70’s:
The usual suspects. If hussein had been in college in those days he would have belonged to this bunch of anarchists. Well, maybe not because we know deep down he is a poos wah.
The shrill nonsense of the alphabet networks only strengthens that as more people realize what is going on--namely, the push to disarm America.
That is the reason the Communists and other traitors have been so urgent in their desire to capitalize on the misfortune of a few to the detriment of an entire nation.
Sadly, universal Soma scrips plus big screen MSM infotainment 24/7 means most Americans are barely awake at their best.
I don’t like being disarmed when going into a courthouse.
Back in my LEO days when I had to go to federal court I would give up my belt weapon but keep my boot gun. I found it totally asinine to trust my well being to semi-retired old guys who sat around most of the day reading the newspaper.
Thanks for the article, and the ping. I’ve shared this far and wide. Folks need to understand...
Excellent video, excellent essay. History has some dreadful lessons in store for the smirking fools who think that none of this applies to them.
Please watch the YouTube video that [Travis McGee] helped to create. It starts in the Katyn Forest and moves forward to today.
It's had 11,000 views since we released it two days ago.
Also check out comments, esp # 13.
Thank you for the ping.
The video is an excellent reminder of just one of the hundreds of atrocities that have occurred at the hands of the communists over the past 95 years, all in the name of social progress.
If our military turns against us, the struggle to remain free will become exceedingly difficult and may reach into many lifetimes. Most certainly if in a weakened state we are also overcome by external forces.
So one should wonder (some may even ask if these are questions to be answered in a public forum):
At what point will an effective portion of the military officer corps - all of which is sworn to defend the Constitution and not the president realize the nation is under siege?
How will the military respond with that realization, if at all?
In the interim, what should be the role of the other two branches of our government and how will that play out, if at all?
We have seen in the past several months the reassignment or retirement of several top military officers who had key roles at the center of disturbing international events. Through no obvious fault of those officers those events did not end well for our nation. Rather it seemed apparent even at the time they had been second-guessed by, and removed by, civilians at the highest levels in our government.
It seems possible to argue we are no longer dealing with traditional American politics.
I plastered on the FB page, thanx bud.
When do we start sh00ting?
Also forwarded to Jim at Survival Blog.
Yeah, it’s not hard to be pissed, watching that part of Katyn, and knowing that a communist mole is our POTUS.
A hard rain is going to fall for sure, but we’ll go down with guns in our hands, if we’re going down. Not with our hands tied behind our backs.
Thank you Matt.
Why is it ‘m getting that old feeling back that I used to get when sitting on the Huey just before we inserted into a hot LZ?
Yes, it’s very gratifying to see the links wind up in my in-boxes from folks I don’t know who don’t know me.
Very disturbing...may this video be spread far and wide...thanks!
I'm guessing it's to signify a muslim/communist alliance, but not sure.
Yes, Rummel’s work is groundbreaking. No wonder the fellow travelers in the MSM and academia don’t like to study modern democide: it’s always the fracking SOCIALISTS and their utopian schemes.
Once you are convinced that you are working for utopia (good) then it only makes sense to eliminate the bitter clinging reactionaries who are blocking your vision.
I’d say he’s green commie watermelon. 80% red, 20% green.
The star is for their socialist-humanist god/master.
I’m guessing. But I knew the video would hit them like a bucket of Holy Water hitting Satan.
I did as well. Let’s make this go viral.
People need to wake up to the ugly truth.
Outstanding! I just posted his own words back to him.
“Conservatives have a narrow view of socialism. The USSR was Stalinist then a more conservative kind of communism, North Korea is Stalinist, Cuba is liberal stalinist.”
So, if we’re shot by Che instead of the NKVD, we should be happy! Then our bodies can be thrown in a mass grave in sunny happy Cuba, instead of the USSR. Gee, now I understand!
I kept this thread. Now I can post on it. Go figure.
Amen. And not from our empty hands that were tied before we were shot and dumped into a mass grave.
My teenagers say that the MSM News is like Pravda to them, the butt of jokes. They get their news from the internet.
So maybe there is hope. My 17 year old even showed me a popular facebook page called “GunControlKills” where they post photomemes etc supporting the RKBA. This is with no adults around to steer them. To teens, Brian Williams etc are just propaganda-spewing dinosaurs.
I think we got off that train at least 20 years ago. The Quisling media helped to elect a communist traitor mole. That's all I need to know. They knew all about the Davis/Ayers/Obama links, and hid it from the voters. They are traitors, they are the propaganda arm of Gangster Govt Inc., nothing more nor less.
A good contrast, where the people who’s freedoms were being taken by the government brutally, but were able to fight back is the Cristeros War in Mexico. An interesting study.
A telling sidenote is that the American KKK (Democrats) raised money to give to the Mexican Government to assist them in their quest to eliminate Catholics.
If anybody has a clean or throwaway email, maybe send a link to the youtube to this little Stalinist creep at George Soros’ “thinkprogrecc.” I am signed up for their emails, but I don’t want to reply from there. It would be fun to watch those commie rat bastards’ heads explode when they watch Democide, like Lucifer hosed down with holy water.
Deputy Editor, ThinkProgrecc
I changed the I to EEE and the ss to cc to hinder google searches back to here.
Hey, this is war. These are the people who would march us to the ditch, like their communist “heroes” in the film we created. Never give a commie rat bastard an even break.
Maybe because we’re going into a hot LZ, I’d guess.
Rather die fighting than wishing I had.
Thanks for helping to spread it!
Here is a link to a secure download site where you can put the Democide video on your own machine for sharing or secure storage, in case the commie rat bastards mount a “flag as offensive” push to get it taken off YouTube. (That’s what the commies usually do once they catch wind.)
History sure do rhyme, don’t it?
Even today in Mexico, and in defiance of their “reasonable and commonsense” gun control laws (loved mainly by the narco killers), little pueblos are again taking up arms in self-defense.
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