Fear the Government and the Obedient Sheeple, More Than I Fear Guns
by Scott Lazarowitz: A
Rebirth of Radicalism Is Needed To Heal America
I do not intend
to write something here to convince the emotionally hysterical gun-control
crowd to abandon their fantasy of removing guns from the world.
They live in a fairyland and there appears to be no way to change
Nor am I trying
to even convince the so-called conservatives, the Republicans, the
alleged "gun-rights" advocates to stop it with their kowtowing.
This is really just a rant (albeit an informed rant).
But I do want
to note that the point of the right to bear arms – which is a right,
by the way, not a government-granted privilege – is for people to
have the means to defend themselves, not just from everyday criminals
and predators, but mainly from government tyrants and their minions.
I just don’t
understand the so-called gun defenders and gun store owners suddenly
joining the irrational hysterics of "Why would anyone need
an assault rifle, or military-style weapon? We should ban
those." Well, as history has shown, if you’re going to forbid
the civilian population from having certain firearms, then for your
own safety you will have to forbid police and military from having
But a lot of
people don’t seem to understand that. They trust government police
and military. A lot of people feel safe with an armed government
and a disarmed civilian population. (It really should be the other
And why is
almost no one from the gun-rights crowd pointing out that it’s really
the government’s gun restrictions, gun-free zones and "zero
tolerance," in which honest, law-abiding civilians (e.g. teachers,
school administrators and other adult school workers) are forcibly
disarmed by government bureaucrats and police, that increases the
vulnerability of these children to an attack by an armed intruder?
This is why
I call people "sheeple," "zombies," and assert
that many people now are totally hypnotized and brainwashed to love
and adore their most vicious predators and threats to society: The
State and its loyal flunkies.
Washington is preparing for something, whether it is economic
collapse and civil
unrest, "natural" disasters, or civil war …
is, it’s something, and we know the bureaucrats are preparing for
something, given the Department of Homeland Security’s purchases
of hundreds of millions of hollow-point bullets and high-powered
battle rifles, Barack Obama’s Executive Orders to seize
control over mass communications in America and seize
U.S. infrastructure and people involuntarily, Obama’s
preparing the FEMA rendition camps (not to mention the many
coffins and mass graves being prepared), the U.S. Army’s manual
a plan to kill rioters and demonstrators, the Army’s training
troops to drive tanks through U.S. streets, FEMA’s preparing
storage confiscation, and more unconstitutional and criminal
Obama-police state policies now.
There is also
Obama’s NDAA provision of indefinite detention of Americans, which
gives the President the power to have the military seize and detain
indefinitely anyone that the President or his minions have deemed
a "terrorist," a "combatant," or otherwise a
criminal, without providing any evidence against the accused.
has claimed the power – upheld by the court bureaucrats – to assassinate
anyone he chooses, based on his own reasons, without any due process
or any evidence against the accused.
A widely publicized
example of that was Obama’s assassination of Muslim cleric Anwar
al-Awlaki, whose only "crime" was criticizing
U.S. foreign policy within his religious sermons, totally protected
by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (I have addressed
You see, the
power-grabbers have started with the Muslims, after the widespread
post-9/11 brainwashing of Americans toward anti-Muslim prejudice
and acceptance of anti-Muslim government policies and militarism.
to the sheeple zombies’ approval of the post-9/11 hysterical "War
on Terror," Washington has now been cracking down on speech,
critics of stupid government bureaucrats, political dissent and
whistleblowers. But start with the Muslims and they will go
on from there.
former Marine Brandon Raub’s Facebook
posting questioning the government’s official explanation for
9/11 caused such a stir, he was criminally abducted by Secret Service
and local authorities and involuntarily detained in a psychiatric
ward. He is not
the first victim of the State’s such crimes, as there have already
been others in recent years.
Among the Obama
Regime’s war on whistleblowers, Army Private Bradley
Manning suffered major abuse during his extensive pretrial military
imprisonment. Manning allegedly released videos and documents to
WikiLeaks exposing our own government bureaucrats’ war crimes in
Iraq and the bureaucrats’ incompetence and corruption as well.
Lindauer was another government whistleblower who has already
suffered at the hands of the un-American central planning degenerates
of the government bureaucrats’ war on speech, political dissent
and government criticism include former Obama Regulatory Czar Cass
Sunstein, who wants to "cognitively
infiltrate" Internet sites and social media, and Obama’s
law in which Constitutionally-protected protests will be stifled.
And even Facebook has suspended
the account of a user who questioned the official narrative
involving the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school shooting.
But it is clear
that Washington wants to stifle criticism and dissent amongst the
masses, and us schmucks who do have a right to criticize
the most buffoonish and imbecilic bureaucrats who have ever pervaded
Washington, DC and who should be criticized, lambasted, raked
over the coals, satirized, lampooned – all totally protected by
the First Amendment, regardless of what the Supreme Bureaucrats
say and/or whether there’s a "War on Terror" or not.
government’s cracking down on free speech, it has become oppressive
in other ways. Examples include the TSA’s VIPR teams now invading
the bus terminals, Amtrak stations (which is being encouraged by
all the filthy government
hand-outs, of course), and on roads
and highways, the government siccing S.W.A.T. teams on alleged
loan defaulters, and the FDA’s war
on raw milk.
As Jon Rappoport
government bureaucrats don’t like it when the people over whom they
rule do things on their own. That is why government bureaucrats
are now forcing independent-minded people back on the government-controlled
bureaucrats don’t like it when the people express their own independence
and who show that they do not need those government bureaucrats,
or their alleged "security" workers to defend the people.
That is why government bureaucrats insist on "gun-free zones,"
in which children are left vulnerable to attackers, rather than
allowing the adults at the school to be armed to protect those children
from real harm.
put a police officer or security guard in the school," the
compromisers cry. However, locking down the schools like this turns
the kids into prisoners, and won’t protect them.
The near impossibility
of being able to reach those who can rightfully be considered "sheeple"
is frustrating now.
For those who
are still in denial of the
possibility that the U.S. government could possibly ever turn
the guns on the people, there is already precedent of this. During
the 19th Century American War on Independence, besides
President Abraham Lincoln’s State-murders of many thousands of innocent
civilians in the South and his army’s murders of hundreds of military
protesters in the North, as Thomas DiLorenzo pointed
suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus and imprisoned tens of thousands
of Northern political critics without any due process; shut down
hundreds of opposition newspapers...censored all telegraphs; rigged
elections; imprisoned duly elected members of the Maryland legislature
along with Congressman Henry May of Baltimore and the mayor of
Baltimore; illegally orchestrated the secession of West Virginia
to give the Republican Party two more U.S. senators; confiscated
firearms in the border states in violation of the Second Amendment…
And there are
other examples of those abuses, committed by Presidents Woodrow
Wilson and FDR, besides the more recent examples.
the right to bear arms, a lot of people actually find it absurd
if you point out how Hitler took advantage of gun control laws already
in place, and further strengthened them to disarm Germans, mainly
the Jews. So had Jews in Germany been able to exercise their right
to bear arms, many of them might have been able to resist the Nazis
from abducting them and taking them to their deaths. (See David
Kopel and Richard Griffiths on that issue.)
It really should
be the reverse of what the sheeple want: We would be much better
off, much safer and more secure with an armed civilian population
and a disarmed government!
while Premier Obama violates his oath to "preserve, protect,
and defend the Constitution of the United States" on a daily
basis, one individual who has declared with very strong and straightforward
language his personal pledge to resist the fascist disarmament campaign
is Stewart Rhodes, Founder of the Oath Keepers organization. Included
in his statement of resistance, Rhodes declares,
pledge to refuse compliance with any and all laws that attempt
to strip me and my children of those arms … I will use
nullification, civil disobedience, and active resistance against
all such laws. I will nullify, disobey, and resist as an
individual, and I will work with my neighbors to nullify, disobey,
and resist as towns, counties, and states. We will not disarm,
we will not comply, and we will resist…
pledge to defend myself, my neighbors, my town, county, and state,
against any attempt to forcibly disarm them pursuant to any "assault
weapons ban" or any other illegitimate "law"
passed by oath breakers within Congress, or pursuant to any illegitimate
order, action, or decree by the oath breaker within the White
House. We will not disarm. We will resist.
And if given no other choice but to fight or to submit to abject
tyranny, we will fight, just as our forefathers in the American
Revolution fought against the tyrants, usurpers, and oath breakers
of their day.
we are presented with the "choice" of submission to
tyranny or fighting in defense of our natural rights, we will
fight, as our forefathers fought, when the British Empire
attempted to disarm them and confiscate the military pattern arms,
ammunition, and supplies of their time. We will make the
same choice as Patrick Henry made, when he rejected "peace"
purchased at the price of chains and slavery, and said "I
know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty,
or give me death!" I too choose liberty or death.
reaffirm my oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies,
foreign and domestic, and pledge my life, my fortune,
and my sacred honor in defense of the principles of liberty
enunciated in our Declaration of Independence, for which our forefathers
spilled their blood. We will not let the Republic
fall without a fight.
And he means
it. I don’t know anyone personally who has the guts to declare such
a strong statement of resistance to government tyrants. I know I
But we do need
more Stewart Rhodes in America, that’s for sure.
buffoonish, dangerous government bureaucrats, that’s for sure.)
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