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John Venlet, he of Improved Clinch, writes of possible “First Shot Justifications” for a Fort Sumter, a group military action in defiance of the government.
What action, or further restriction of freedom, individual or otherwise, instituted by the federal government, would justify taking up arms against the United States government, crossing that line in the sand, firing the first shot?
This is a troubling thought to consider. I, for one, would prefer that taking up arms against the United States government need not be resorted to, but what will open the eyes of Americans to the fact that their freedom is under assault. What will be America’s Broken Arrow? Is there one freedom restricting action that could be instituted by the federal government that would awaken Americans to the systematic destruction of freedom taking place in America, causing Americans to rise up and say “No More?”
I’m hoping that never comes; I’m too old to survive a civil war. Instead, I’m hoping for a gradual awakening, for increasing numbers of individual resistance actions, and for increasing willingness of groups to engage in, not Fort Sumters, but simple quiet displays.
In comments at Clinch, I wrote, somewhat disjointedly,
Fort Sumter was preceded by a huge propaganda campaign, and many smaller actions, which inflamed the people of the South to support the opening shots. We are not there yet.
As noted by the Mercenary, there have already been two actions, Ruby Ridge and Waco, that might have qualified, but I think they didn’t work because the individualist right had not yet awakened. A similar action now might have very different results.
Had the Hutaree been massacred, that might have triggered it. Instead, the public reaction from the right was swift, loud, threatening, and the case against them has been mostly dropped. Five years ago, they would have disappeared without a trace.
Had Heller gone for D.C., that might have done it, or if MacDonald goes for Chicago, that might. (I know some are derisive of Heller and MacDonald, even of the SC itself — “Nobody tells me what to do.” I believe, though, that those cases are about tracking the government’s willingness to slip the leash, not about what we the people can and can’t do.)
Passive disobedience won’t yet work, I think, because it receives almost no coverage, and what little coverage there is is not encouraging. The media is not interested, is in active opposition, and is so ignorant they don’t even know what questions to ask. Nobody wants to go down unnoticed and alone.
As far as group actions go, I like the Open Carry movement, which sees opposition even in states where it’s legal. Gets attention, though, at low risk for participants.
Elsewhere, unarmed Holster Carry gatherings just see derision, but they’re few and far between. They might gain respect if they become widespread.
I believe the Tea Party movement must adopt a policy of OC or HC at public gatherings, just to get the media and the public at large to notice that we think something is wrong. People have got to get over the idea that staying quiet and being polite to the point of self-effacement no longer works. An OC Tea Party is practice, that’s all, as much or more for the Partiers as for the public.
These are small things, which I often see derided by the more committed, but the very first thing that needs to happen is for the non-committed to get accustomed to asking, politely and respectfully, to exercise their rights. Many don’t even realize they have rights that are being taken away. Should we have to ask? No, of course not. But we’re talking about folks accustomed to asking for the salt and pepper just to be polite, not because they actually need permission to season their food to taste. They’ll do no less for their rights at this stage of the fight.
However, the stagnant stink of tyranny and defeat wafting from Obama is being noticed by his followers, now. They’re beginning to notice they were lied to about exactly what kind of change they were getting. His fellow Democrats are getting nervous; see the reluctance to face town meetings, and Etheridge’s panicked battery of a student videographer. That last is evidence that simply asking polite questions, on record, is enough to provoke an ugly response. If you want a Fort Sumter, we need to see a lot more of that first.
We need small, quiet, individual actions. Lots of them. Candles, not forest fires.
The Change Wind is rising. Small gusts, fitful, weak, but so the storm begins.
I am not optimistic, but I am hopeful.
Wow, the Interwebs are on fire today. Are you listening, Commie Demoncrats? You have crossed the line, and we are coming for you.
you know what? Fuck that.
We are AMERICANS goddamnit. We are the posterity of Patrick Henry, Chuck Yeager, Carlos Hathcock, George Patton, Daniel Boone, Buzz Aldrin, Chesty Puller, John McClane, Frank Fletcher, Thomas Edison and George Washington and countless other hardass shitkickers who stared down tougher opponents than Nanci Pelosi. Repealing this half-assed bullshit bill is going to be damn near impossible, but #DEITY put Americans on earth to do the impossible. Get a dozen guys to the moon and bring them back in one piece? Done. Build a car everyone can afford when the rest of the world is relying on animal power? Easy. Get a fucked-up aircraft carrier back in action in 3 days instead of 3 months, so it can win the most improbable victory of the West? You betcha. Build a horrific nuclear arsenal in order to never have to use it? Been doing that for half a century, son. Personal computers for everyone, network them all together, and then make them pocket sized? You’re welcome! Do heart surgery by going in through your goddamned leg, so we can avoid cracking your chest open? Yeah, we invented that too.
Read it all. There’s not much more, but the last few scraps on the plate are delicious.
You tyrant toadies.
You lying, shit sucking jackasses.
OK, OK. Let me calm down enough to type.
Just before the recent vote to put Dr. Obama in charge of your body, the rowdy Sipsey Street Irregulars called for a Window War.
Nancy Pelosi’s Intolerable Act is within days of passage by devious means so corrupt and twisted that even members of her own party recoil in disgust.
The majority of the people have made it plain that they do not want this tyrannical transfer of power wrapped in soft lies.
It does not matter.
Pelosi and her ilk apparently do not understand that this Intolerable Act has some folks so angry that they are ready to resist their slow-rolling revolution against the Founders’ Republic by force of arms. Why should they? For in the past seventy-five years of being pushed back continually from the free exercise of our God-given rights to life, liberty and property, WE HAVE NEVER SHOVED BACK. Rather, it was we, the law-abiding, who backed up each time, grumbling.
The Imperial Democrats do not care what you think. They will not hear you. They are every bit as arrogant and isolated as King George the Third was from the liberty-loving American colonists in 1775.
And yet, if we are to avoid civil war, we must get their attention BEFORE the IRS thug parties descend upon us each in turn ….
John Locke said it best:
“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.”
When the law becomes a deadly tool of tyranny, it is no longer a good thing to be obedient and “law-abiding.” It is, in fact, suicidal.
Yet, given the federal mandarins’ willful ignorance of our very existence and conviction that we have no opinions that they are bound to respect, is there anything that can be done to prevent civil war?
Yes, there is.
We can emulate the Sons of Liberty of old.
We can break their windows.
These windows are not far away from where you are reading this right now. In virtually every city and county in this land, there is a local headquarters of Pelosi’s party — the Democrat party. These headquarters invariably have windows.
[Oh, yes, certainly read the whole thing. Please. Even if you are not willing to go this far, the time fast approaches when you will have to take sides; this is but the merest tasted of the cost that awaits you, whichever side you pick.]
Well, so, it turns out that his call to action has not gone unheeded, and it is spreading. Go to Sipsey Street and just start scrolling.
Or go here. Here’s a good one, in Rochester, NY. The New York Daily News prints a typical Demoncrat response:
“I think the people who do this kind of thing are cowards,” Morelle told me. “I don’t consider this civil disobedience. That’s usually non-violent and you get arrested…There’s legitimate ways to protest. This is frightening. It is crazy and sick. What’s next? We take baseball bats and hit the people we don’t like?”
Why, yes, you moron, if that’s what it takes to get you to listen. You ignored just about every damn poll that’s been taken recently, showing an ever increasing number of Americans despise the shit-smeared punji stake you just shoved up our asses. We’d rather not; we hope to get the message through your windows with a few bricks. But if that doesn’t do it, then yes. As I’ve said, that’s exactly and precisely why we have a Second Amendment, and the right it was intended to protect.
But that’s not what’s driving me bonkers right now. No no no.
What drives me nuts is the various comments I’ve seen equating a brick through the window with terrorism, and calling for the arrest and sentencing of anyone who do such a foul thing under the terrorism statutes. Which is, I guess, par for the course, and merely to be expected.
Until you read this:
Lawfare: Terrorist Who Help Plan 9/11 Attacks Ordered Released
John Adams wept.
A suspected al Qaeda organizer once called “the highest value detainee” at Guantánamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report of helping recruit Mohammed Atta and other members of the al Qaeda cell in Hamburg, Germany, that took part in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Military prosecutors suspected Mr. Slahi of links to other al Qaeda operations, and considered seeking the death penalty against him while preparing possible charges in 2003 and 2004.
“They were considering giving him the death penalty. Now they don’t even have enough evidence to pass the test for habeas,” said the attorney, Nancy Hollander, of Albuquerque, N.M.
Why don’t they have evidence against him? Because they used some harsh techniques to get him talk. See they weren’t trying to build a criminal case against him, they were trying to get information about future attacks.
American citizens, performing symbolic acts of violence against windows, in protest against against a horrific bill aimed at turning the nation Communist, are terrorists. They must be arrested and jailed.
But the real terrorists, illegal combatants as defined by the Geneva Convention, who kill unarmed men, women, and children, who wish to enslave, convert, or destroy us all, they get let go, because we didn’t accord them and their views enough respect. Because we didn’t play nice enough.
These are the people in power. This is the kind of thinking that just rammed through the Health Care Deform bill.
This is the plan of the man who will soon sign that bill.