Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sumpin' Just Don't Add Up.

"Don't just stand there!
Start shooting!"
Over the last couple of days a series of stories have crossed my newsfeed that have, when taken together, raised my level of concern from, "Things are getting a bit sticky" to "Better start shooting!"

First, over at DOUBLEPLUSUNDEAD, alexthechick posted yesterday about the citizen resistance concerning gun control and confiscation in New York. NEW YORK. Pause and let that sink in. New York. Neeeeeew York! New York is supposed to be a "smart" state, like California or Illinois. You know, run by Democrats and filled with liberals. SMART-smart. They certainly aren't supposed to be the location of the beginning of the revolution.

"Bring it on!"

As Alex notes, this video is "chilling." Chilling because only 40 years ago this scene was unthinkable in America. Now it has happened and we have police officers and officials taunting the crowd of law-abiding citizens with, "Bring it on!"

Bring it on. Really? I think, perhaps, he should consider the wisdom of that challenge.

Then, hilariously, we have the Department of Homeland Security releasing a video instructing ADULTS in the fine art of cowering.

The highly instructional video is entitled, "Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video." One will notice that shooting back is not an option. Cowering, hiding, running away, begging for help from 911, leaving behind wounded victims, fearing for your life, peeing in your pants, becoming hysterical (but quietly so the active shooter won't actively find you and actively shoot you), are all considered much better options than being armed and just shooting the fucker dead. Oh, and if you HAVE to fight back, use scissors.  Excellent advice. I've always known scissors were dangerous. Remember that warning about running with them? I think I've made my point.

My sense is that DHS would very much like to convince us that cowering in fear is the appropriate response to ANY show of force...even theirs. Especially theirs. And the military...e-ven.

Citizens, it is coming down to a couple of options. Grab your guns and prepare for battle or run away. OH! I forgot. Grab your scissors is the third choice.

 I always thought Monty Python was a farce, not a tactical choice of adult men and women. 

But wait! There's more. If they can't make you frightened and defenseless in the face of open aggression and violent threats, maybe they will just kill you all civilized like. Krazy Krugman gives away the game. (Bolding entirely mine.)
"And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits . So the snarky version…which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this."
Why, hello, kittens. What have we here? The compassion of liberals married to the pragmatic use of force - which is all the state really is and so force is all it's capable of using to fix a problem. And as the esteemed and really, really smart Mr. Krugman admits, "Eventually we do have a problem." Really? That's not good because when states have "problems" -- big problems -- people end up dead. Every time. Always.

Or course they intend to tax you into poverty, then kill you. Nice. Mustn't "off" anyone who is still useful to the state.

The smart, kind, caring people believe we have too many of you and not enough money for them, so please go quietly or be shot. You get to choose. Well, damnit! I'm not going and I have SCISSORS! Get BACK!!!

The last story would be funny if it weren't becoming so nauseatingly familiar. The liberal elite are threatening us with their attack dogs. DHS and the military aren't enough. No, they are revving up the teachers. Yes, indeed. Mrs. Brown and Mr. Miller. You're kindergarten teacher. You're biology teacher. Just make anyone beholden to the Great God of Government for a couple of decades (in this case via the Department of Education and the NEA) and you create foaming-at-the-mouth greed and insanity. The trick is keeping the crazed teachers under control when they keep attending rallies where leaders are saying this kind of nonsense:
Lethal working conditions apparently
don't include loss of lunchroom privileges.

"The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill. They were. They were just - off with their heads. They were seriously talking about that."

The comment drew laughs and some scattered applause before Lewis added, "I don't think we're at that point. The key is that they think nothing of killing us. They think nothing about putting us in harm's way. They think nothing about lethal working conditions."

Killing teachers. Callously. Routinely, it would seem. Lethal working conditions. Uh-hmmm....Lethal. Working. Conditions. One can only assume that she is talking about schools. Schools where our own children spend most of their days from age 6 to 18. Schools with lethal working conditions. I missed the news broadcasts where the little darlings and their desperately noble teachers were being taken out on gurneys virtually every day as we ruthlessly allowed them to DIE. What kind of people are we??? MY GOD! We deserve to die. Here's my scissors. I'll go quietly.

H/T: DOUBLEPLUSUNDEAD, Breitbart, American Thinker


  1. Oh sure, you say you'll go quietly. One hand may be turning over the scissors but the other's fingering the pin on the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch isn't it?

  2. While not particulary axious to do so, I would be honored to fire the first shot in the second American Revolution. I would just hope it will be Diane Feinstein, or Il Douche himself that comes to try to take my firearms away. Unfortunately, it'll be some poor schlub just trying to do his job. Tough shit, Sparky. I'd advise you to find a different job.
    One of my favorite verses in The Book of Armaments is 1 Kalasnikov 7:62

  3. You're getting some of the humor but you're letting the endy get to you too much.

    There's nothing you can do, just prepare as best you can and enjoy the show.

    1. I've always been one of those who as soon as I figure out the ending, I lose patience with all the crap that leads up to it. Let's just do this thing!

      So, yeah, I'm not having as much fun with the whole "end of times descent into the abyss" as I might.

      It does give me the giggles to read how much fun YOU are having with it, though, so there's that.

  4. I think, Veeshir, that too many people aren't letting the endy get to them ENOUGH. And that's why it's inevitable.

    Buttercup, that DHS video actually made me laugh out loud. I know, I know, I would freak out and huddle under a desk in that situation too, but the point is that there was not even a hint in that whole stupid video that anyone involved with it would ever even consider just letting people have some fucking weapons at work. Besides scissors.

    And the New York town hall meeting or whatever that first one is, is actually less chilling to me and more encouraging. Thank god so many people are standing up and fighting back, civilly and nonviolently for now, but they're there.

    1. The New York meeting is chilling because things are really moving toward confrontation now. Either the government backs down on its plans to toss aside the Constitution, or the people do. The game is out in the open at this point.

      I'm pretty sure the government isn't going to back off. Even WITH this video, which is encouraging, I'm not sure the people won't fold. I don't know. It's serious business to start a civil war.

  5. That second video is us here in Australia.

    Our police actively tell us (at least here in Perth) to not resist - in other words rely on the usually non-existent mercy of the criminal. If we do decide to defend ourselves the onus is on us to prove our innocence rather than innocence being presumed until proven guilty. In other words if we have the cheek to protect ourselves we are already guilty by default. Bah!

    As is the same as everywhere else, the police usually clean up after the crime is committed.

    1. We once had a Constitution in this country that set out the rules of engagement. I'm paraphrasing, but it used to say, "Shoot first. Ask questions later." Not anymore. Now we have rulers who tell us defending our "rights" OR oursleves is just crazy talk...and to use scissors. Gawd! I could just puke.