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Monday, May 04, 2009

Mike Vanderboegh gets some more free advertising

I believe that being despised by the despicable is as good as being admired by the admirable, and that being the case, Mike Vanderboegh is racking up the unintended endorsements. I've talked often in the past about the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), and their open advocacy of a monopoly on force.

That advocacy, indeed, is what I see as the most notable characteristic of that bunch. The other citizen disarmament groups clearly want the armed might of the government to be well beyond the people's ability to realistically challenge, but are a bit less eager to publicly acknowledge it. Not so with the CSGV--whose executive director, Josh Horwitz, is now promoting a book he wrote on that very subject--Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea.

And that brings me to today's topic--on the above page, advertising the book, is the category, "Insurrectionist Talk." There, Mike is featured not once, but twice, with links to both Monopoly (or, Slouching Toward ‘Nut Cuttin' Time.’), and "Kill All They Send..."--both excellent reads (as I've come to expect from Mr. Vanderboegh. Too bad they seem to have missed And you thought this was a comedy? -- "El Guapo" & "El Jefe" Ride Again with Guns, Democracy and the "Insurrectionist Idea."

And we can't forget the Brady Campaign. Back in August, they had this (among other things) to say about him:

In the wake of the Vanderboegh letter, to one degree or another, armed revolt has been treated as a legitimate policy answer to popular gun control measures by one blogger after another in the gun community - rather than denounced as immoral or as street-corner gibberish uttered by one who wears a tinfoil hat.
Mike Vanderboegh is fast becoming one of the statists' most feared bogeymen. My admiration continues to grow.


the pistolero said...

You know what's just pathetic, though? That some people allegedly on our side are just as afraid of him as the statists are -- perhaps even more afraid of him, considering that he still hasn't got an answer on whether he's cleared to attend the Second Amendment Blog Bash.
As for Mr. Horwitz's book, you should see what OSU history professor Saul Cornell had to say about it. Talk about being on the other side of the looking glass...

Harry Schell said...

This "monopoly on force" by government is a hoax. When citizens are disarmed, the "monopoly" is shared with criminals who don't diarm, never will and use force as required to ply their trade and meet their needs.

Citizens end up in the middle, dependent on criminals or government to leave them in peace or make life difficult, as either chooses.

People just never seem to learn.

Dutchman6 said...

Thanks for the kind words. I'm just thrilled that they had the stupidity to link the entire articles. They usually just nitpick for what they consider the worst quotes.

And yes, pistolero, it is pathetic that Snowflake and the self-named "Bitter Bitch" can't even disinvite David and me competently. They hide, and continue hiding. And they think that this behavior impresses the folks who want THEIR disarmament as well as yours and mine?


straightarrow said...

"In the wake of the Vanderboegh letter, to one degree or another, armed revolt has been treated as a legitimate policy answer to popular gun control measures by one blogger after another in the gun community ......." - Brady Bunch.

Uh duh, so did the founders of the nation. The "shot heard 'round the world" was fired with just that legitimate policy in mind. They then later incorporated a guarantee that government would never interfere with the ability of the citizenry to invoke such a policy should it become necessary in future.

To the founders we would be the patriots and gun grabbers would be the traitors, elected official or not.

Anonymous said...

It's impossible to reason with someone who doesn't realize that this country was born under the principle that armed revolt is a legitimate policy. They either do not know history, or they do not care. If it is the first, they are mearly not educated, if it is the second, then they are not American. We have turned the running of the country over little by little to those who are no part of its true spirit. My fondest hope is to see Americans regain our country without another civil war. My deepest fear is that it has become unavoidable.