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-Land of the Free
Total Gun Confiscation Genie Can’t Be Put Back in Bottle
by David Codrea

[Oathkeepers] “What Happens When You Write About Gun Control in America” Esquire’s Dave Holmes titles a May 21 follow-up. “Gun-rights activists threaten to shoot you (among other reactions).”

Follow-up to what?

A piece from a few days earlier titled “Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns.”

‘[T]hat piece ends up being pretty moderate when you actually look at it,” Holmes insists unconvincingly, but reminiscent of a line from “The Princess Bride. “Had any of these folks bothered to read the piece … they would have seen the part where I said: ‘It won’t happen, of course. So let’s meet in the middle.’ I am coming from a place of passion, but I am willing to compromise.”

Some of us did bother and we’re not. We have no interest in meeting you or any other useful idiot apparatchik so that you can incrementally infringe rights you have no claim to. We know the end game and we’re ceding no ground from which to launch the next incursion. That would make as much sense as throwing a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of hyenas and expecting it to sate them and persuade them to be on their way.

As for “coming from a place of passion,” demand a totalitarian monopoly of violence and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. We know where that leads. So Holmes’ complaint about receiving “death threats” would be hardly unsurprising if it were true, which based on the examples he gives, is not.

If he didn’t file police reports, I call BS.

Nowhere does he quote anyone actually saying they are going to do him harm, and even if he did it would be on him to prove he didn’t make it up or it didn’t come from a fellow “progressive” trying to make gun owners look like terrorists. Instead he cites predictions of what would happen if he tried, which we of course know he would not—his type expects other men to gear up and do the risky wet work.

As an aside, that the phrase “Molon Labe” is new to him shows a person profoundly ignorant of those he would turn into enemies. In fairness, his readership admittedly could leave most of us in the dust if the topics were men’s fashion tips, mixing the perfect martini or where to go for the best mankini wax job.

Not to be outdone, sometime writer/actress Lauren Shippen shows “progressives” aren’t about anything if not stale and unoriginal ideas. I blocked out some words in the above graphic that you don’t need to guess very hard to discern, but if you want to see it uncensored, it’s still on her Twitter feed. While some might be tempted to just ask “Who?” and dismiss it as a leftist nobody (albeit Forbes considers her one of their “30 under 30” up-and-coming young media luminaries) making noise for attention, note that at this writing her tweet has amassed 65K “likes.”

“There is abroad in our land the growing thought that America is now in fact two countries sharing a common border and (mostly) a common language but divided along the answer to this question: DOES THE GOVERNMENT SERVE THE PEOPLE OR DO THE PEOPLE SERVE THE GOVERNMENT?” my friend and colleague Mike Vanderboegh often observed on his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. “Two countries, two world views, two contradictory histories. Each irreconcilable with the other.”

It’s not a matter of agreeing to disagree. That opportunity will not be presented by those who would rule over all. If they reach the point where those pulling the strings feel emboldened enough to try for full-blown citizen disarmament after decades of incremental erosions, there will be those who defy them and those who actively resist orders articulated by Dianne Feinstein when she advocated “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in.”

And it’s not just so-called “assault weapons.” Remember, the Brady Campaign and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence both started with the goal to ban handguns. Those goals haven’t gone away, and Nancy Pelosi admitted that the piece-at-a-time strategy is still in operation with her “slippery slope” advocacy (echoed by Chris Murphy’s commitment to “baby steps” toward disarmament.
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Posted by: badanov || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  DOES THE GOVERNMENT SERVE THE PEOPLE OR DO THE PEOPLE SERVE THE GOVERNMENT?

That, if fact, is the difference between us and them.
Posted by: no mo uro || 05/29/2018 5:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Link seems to be broken.
Posted by: no mo uro || 05/29/2018 6:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Link seems to be broken.

Reload the page. It works.
Posted by: badanov || 05/29/2018 7:10 Comments || Top||

#4  In Brazil its just a strike, but its also what an insurgency would look like for city dwellers -

The protests, triggered by a 50% spike in fuel prices over the last year, resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency across most major cities as shelves run bare and vital supplies dwindle. Airports have reported running out of fuel, hospitals are running out of supplies, and public transport and trash collection have been reduced or halted across the country. Some food prices have also spiked as supplies dwindle. As we noted on Friday, a lack of livestock feed threatens a billion chickens and 20 million pigs who may starve to death.

It's beyond the Left's comprehension as they live in an alternate universe.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/29/2018 7:45 Comments || Top||

#5  The protests, triggered by a 50% spike in fuel prices over the last year,

And here I thought Brazil had cheap fuel thanks to their bio-fuel program that ferments sugar cane and unicorn farts into ethanol.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/29/2018 10:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Socialists ALWAYS talk compromise, they just never do compromise. They want to sell a Polaroid deal, 'Please, Please it's ONLY...' As if Life somehow was a single stop action frame rather than a multitude with a trajectory.

Consider the homosexual of the field. Once 'all they wanted' was to be left alone and play with their little friends. Who the Hell cares? right? Yet somehow that has fully morphed into a militant demand that the entire social order re-align itself to humor every deeply delusional nut job in his sister's dress. Yeah, I think we can REALLY trust all those impassioned Leftists with our pre-existing, enumerated natural rights.
Posted by: Cesare || 05/29/2018 12:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Liberal compromise means they will take what you give and shut up on that issue until the next exploitable case appears. After all they have enough issues to jump back and forth to and fro and the nation gets bored watching the anti-gun screaming all the time.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/29/2018 14:42 Comments || Top||


Britain
"Tommy this, an' Tommy that ...an' Tommy go away"
h/t Instapundit
But, just before I came on (about 15 minutes in), Rowan and Ross addressed recent events in the United Kingdom and in particular the fate of, er, someone whose name they weren't permitted to mention but who, um, had been gaoled for, er, something or other... This was somewhat astonishing to me, as I'd assumed empire-wide D-notices had lapsed with the passage of the Statute of Westminster. But mein hosts circled back, cautiously, to the topic toward the end of my interview - and I observed, as I have before, how in almost the entirety of the western world, whenever anyone draws attention to some of the more problematic aspects of Islam, the state cracks down not on the problematic aspects, but on the guy who draws attention thereto. In Britain and Europe, we are an incident or two away from literally "shooting the messenger".

Rowan, Ross and I all knew we were referring to a gentleman by the name of Tommy Robinson. I expect many of you know that, too. But I doubt most Australian viewers had much of a clue about it, and I'm pretty certain the overwhelming majority of his fellow Englishmen are unaware of his fate. As readers may recall, I have met Mr Robinson just once, at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels. He is an engaging, charismatic fellow, albeit a bit rough-hewn for the refined sensibilities of the metropolitan media - although I thought he had the better of a rather somnolent Jeremy Paxman in this BBC interview.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/29/2018 13:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mark Steyn is always worth reading.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 13:56 Comments || Top||


The real reason Tommy Robinson was jailed
[AnonymousConservative] They had said the reason Tommy Robinson was hauled in was that he couldn’t be allowed to talk about the grooming trials, because they wanted to be sure the defendants got a fair trial, and media publicity might impede that objective.

Then I saw this graphic on 4Chan:



Why, why might that be?

Two local councillors, one of whom is still serving, and a police officer have been accused of having sex with victims involved in the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

The South Yorkshire Police constable at the centre of the allegations is also alleged to have passed on information to gangs grooming young girls in the town. A second police officer has been accused of neglecting his duties after failing to report his colleague. Both claims are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The complaints against the two Rotherham councillors “are understood to have been sent to the National Crime Agency, which is investigating child-sex crimes in the town,” according to The Times, which helped expose the abuse in Rotherham and published confidential documents that pointed towards police and council knowledge of the abuse in 2012.

The way Britain is going, the investigators at the National Crime Agency will investigate the complaints by bringing in the victims and molesting them themselves, before declaring everyone involved innocent. Because all of this stuff seems to go right to the top:



I hate to say it, but Beige Shiba was right:

The easiest people to blackmail are pedophiles…

As a result, if you take a look at any given parliamentarian or high ranking public servant, there’s a better than even chance of them being a pedophile. Such people are sought out by the relevant intelligence services and offered a deal…

They do what they’re told and given a supply of children to abuse in an environment controlled and monitored by their blackmailers.

The supply of young victims to sexually service men in power doesn’t come from nowhere. There’s a lot of logistics involved in grooming and transporting these children and making sure that nobody involved talks about it.

That’s where these grooming gangs come in. They are one of the chief means of supplying this system of oligarchical control through sexual trafficking of children…

The key things to understand is that this is fundamentally about power, control and blackmail and just how high (indeed existential) the stakes are. The racial angle is mostly a convenient and distracting red herring, although far from irrelevant.

Tommy Robinson has unwittingly stumbled into something much more serious than just the courts going soft on a bunch of racial minorities. He’s coming dangerously close to blowing the lid off the real power structure in the UK.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/29/2018 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Fatah

#1  A shout out to the Founding Fathers and those who served to end English rule among the American states.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/29/2018 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  As a result, if you take a look at any given parliamentarian or high ranking public servant, there’s a better than even chance of them being a pedophile.

Oh yeah, like Bill Clinton.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/29/2018 10:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Herb, I am getting

Access denied.

to the Anonymous Conservative blog post, and also to the blog in general, although I can access the website proper — which is set up to sell his book, currently free on Kindle.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 10:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Let our Anglo brothers & sisters have the government they deserve, but geesh, that gov't is an absolute mess. Theresa May...really? Boris Johnson...really? Mr. "Compare the 2018 World Cup to the 1936 Berlin Olympics" Johnson? They've done something to the tea there.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/29/2018 21:59 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Why we invite political debate over Israel at a Jewish university
A response to this story from yesterday.
[IsraelTimes] Michael Chabon's provocative speech aligned with our mission to grapple with today's thorniest Jewish problems.

David Ellenson is the interim president and chancellor emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Joshua Holo is the dean of the Jack H. Skirball Campus of HUC-JIR, Los Angeles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A pity, he's a very good author.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/29/2018 13:14 Comments || Top||



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  Rebel factions merge together to form large group under Turkish command
Mon 2018-05-28
  35 Syrian, Russian fighters killed in Islamic State attack, east of Syria: Observatory
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  7 killed, including infamous militiaman, in ammunition-laden car explosion in Benghazi
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  Hamas chief boasts of Tehran’s support, close ties to Hezbollah
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  Iraq arrests a senior Islamic State executioner in Kirkuk
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  Taliban leader Mullah Din Mohammad and comrades killed in Farah airstrike
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  ISIS foils rebel offensive in west Daraa, kills scores
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  Saudi Air Defenses Intercept Houthi Ballistic Missile
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  1,000 protest Friday on Gaza border as Hamas chief vows to lead new demonstrations
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  Brazil charges 11 people with trying to set up Islamic State cell
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   Top al-Qaeda leader for the Indian Subcontinent killed in Afghanistan
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