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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My turn to put some bees in CSGV's britches

Sunday evening, I dropped a note to Mike Vanderboegh, congratulating him for having "put a swarm of bees in CSGV's britches," in response to his knocked-it-out-of-the-park speech in Connecticut this past weekend. That speech did not sit well with the cud-munchers of CSGV, as their anguished bleating on both Twitter and Facebook demonstrates. Do yourself a favor and read through the Facebook comments--but don't try to swallow a beverage while doing so--you'll squirt it painfully out your nose for sure.

Today was my turn. CSGV was only marginally less unhappy about my Examiner article today. On Twitter:

Pro-gun activist: "Lesson" of #Boston is militia groups can kill law enforcement, military forces en masse http://exm.nr/13SB2ah

And on Facebook:

A pro-gun activist shares the "lessons" he learned from the terror attacks in Boston:
"If one or two men can so thoroughly shake the security apparatus of the United States, the idea that the Second Amendment's protection against tyranny is outdated, because the U.S. is now a modern superpower, and therefore 'resistance is futile,' is simply not going to hold up. Imagine, after all, what even a small militia group of perhaps a dozen members could do, if the battle were not between terrorists and a country whose people can still convince themselves that they're relatively free; but between a determined and angry citizenry who will no longer submit to enduring a long train of abuses and usurpations, and the government perpetrating those abuses. Now imagine a couple dozen of those militia groups. Now imagine hundreds of them."

Again, the comments are hysterical (both hysterically funny, and literally the products of hysterical bed-wetters).

The honor of being despised by the despicable. They are the gift that keeps on giving, and it should never be thought that I am ungrateful

P.S. By the way, "Bob Stone" left a comment on both my Examiner article, and on CSGV's whiny Facebook post:

“When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms.

And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you except face down in a pool of your own blood [in] the middle of the street, just another dead fool resisting the State?”

This is not a question they are comfortable with, if only because the intent of their saber-rattling was to imply they would fight to keep their weapons, and win.

Nice fantasy. It’s not happening.

And, to you tough-talking Neo-Cons with your AR-15 rifles and a few thousand rounds of ammo, here is the reality: they will take your guns, and no, all your Second Amendment bluster aside, you are not going to do anything about it. You are not going to take on a platoon of Marines with state-of-the-art automatic weapons and the best body armor you cannot buy protected by armed personnel carriers and attack helicopters unless you choose to die that day — for nothing. You will either be in the country or out, and if you are in, you will stay in and you will comply.

That, naturally, demanded a response, and I (naturally) drew heavily on Mike:

Bob, as great American Mike Vanderboegh often says in response to the same "argument" (I'm being charitable here) you are making, "Do not extrapolate from your own cowardice."


I have no doubt that YOU would do whatever the government decrees you must, that no indignity would be too much for YOU to endure. That YOU are unwilling to die for the liberty you do not deserve is no surprise at all.

Not all of us are so degenerate, so eager to lick the hands of those who would be our "masters." Perhaps because of that, you will still be standing (or at least kneeling) when I am dead. I will still have LIVED far more than you.


Bob S. said...

Don't you just love the people who think passivity will be the only response to disarmament?

Yeah, some people will sit around waiting until a squad/platoon of Marines in battle armor comes around to collect everything.

Others won't.

And that doesn't even address how many "Marines" will be willing to disarm their fellow countrymen and women.

This people miss the obvious - two people with a few improvised explosive devices created havoc in two cities for days. I suggest people read "The Weapon" by Michael Z. Williamson to see what a trained group of people could do. Or study the history books; Viet Cong for example.

What is even worse is the implicit approval of depriving people of their rights. That is it okay to send the military out to round up people and firearms.

It is sad to see that so many people are so ignorant of history - "Those that do not remember History are doomed to repeat it". We've been down this path before - it didn't end well for the existing government.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Exactly, Bob. And thanks for the tip about the Michael Z. Williamson book. Just ordered it for my kindle.

MamaLiberty said...

Oh, and how many years have the "Marines" been killing and dying trying to subdue Afghanistan again?

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

They never seem to want to talk about that, or about the fact that the resistance in Afghanistan has no stealth bombers, nuclear submarines, drones, etc.

Roger J said...

I remember that a group of illiterate guys in black pajamas and sandals, and armed partly with obsolete bolt-action rifles, gave the Marines and the rest of the US Military a big headache a few decades back. They were fighting on their own turf, always an advantageous position.