Friday, September 18, 2009

Fearing citizen violence? You shouldn't.

Nancy Pelosi (among dozens of others) is busy yapping day in and day out about how scary it is that people attending various Tea Party protests & other anti-government activities are maybe... possibly going to start some kind of violent outbursts where people might get hurt or killed.

Naturally, Senators like Ms. Pelosi forget that they are the ones in charge of stuff like this:

I just never get it when government people talk about politically or ideologically motivated violence as if it's a real threat from ordinary people...

Over the course of the 20th Century, governments around the world were responsible for killing around 262,000,000 of their own citizens. Not as collateral damage in wars either, just straight up starved, murdered and dominated their people to death - almost always for some kind of religious/ethnic hatred or simply because the leadership would do anything to maintain their power.

262 Million.


A few years ago, my brother and I were discussing the value of a well-armed militia that could potentially take on the government if push came to shove while riding in the car with our father (a retired Air Force Colonel). My dad kind of laughed and said, there's not a thing an ordinary citizen could possibly do. I have to agree...

So in a country of 300 million people, one guy who carries a handgun to a protest and doesn't do anything remotely aggressive with it - even after being spit on by SEI Union thugs - is held up to be the boogeyman?


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