of Blankets and Miscalculations

Lately I’ve been re-reading some history, the Decline and Fall the Roman Empire by Gibbon, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Shirer and A World at Arms by Keegan and I’ve noticed some things.  Man is a clinger, bitter or not.  Man clings to beliefs that comfort him and give him solace in times of tribulations whereat be the Bible, The Torah, family, booze, fire, drugs, sex, a quilt, bed, Paganism, guns or whatever.  When man is confronted by what he fears or perceives as fear i.e. the unknown he retreats to the things that give him peace and solace.  He collapses upon himself into the comfort of what he knows and believes (even if he has forgotten or eschewed).

What I’ve deduced (yeah fancy shit words) is that gun bans, confiscations or whatever have not happened during times of tribulations but during times of prosperity and peace.  That’s only when they will they work.  Two examples, when Hitler came to power he promised that Germany would be prosperous, healthy and would avenge the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty and he did just that.  Hitler was a monster beyond all compare but he was what others weren’t…a consummate, savvy politician and he knew what the people wanted and he delivered it to them.  During the ’30s Germany prospered where other nations were drowning, including the United States.  In return all he asked was for a little obedience, order and certain other things that were relatively minor (unless you were a Jew) and the people happily complied.  One of those things was gun registration and eventually confiscation. The people thought “Hey, life is good, I’m making money, prices are low so is crime and Germany is once a power player on the world stage what do I need a gun for?”  Germans weren’t afraid of the unknown.

The second?  The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.  Same thing.  Life was good, inflation was low, unemployment was low, GDP was up, the Berlin Wall was dust, the Soviet Union was history and the good times were rolling on Wall Street and Main Street.  You want to take some guns?  Ok, crime is down so we don’t need’em so go ahead, take’em.  Americans weren’t afraid of the unknown so they took them, but we’re going to put a time limit on it…just in case.

Think of comfort and protection in a simpler way.  A child and his/her blanket.  An inanimate object, a blanket, that gives protection and comfort to a child.  Take one away and see what happens.  We, as adults, know it doesn’t do anything for protection but to a child a blanket is life itself.  It’s a constant, an anchor in a world that is constantly changing and that they don’t understand and are, consequently, frightened of.  The blanket gives comfort and security in an otherwise terrifying world.

So do guns but on a higher intellectual plane but the logic is the same.

And this is where the Socialists have miscalculated but no less dangerous but more.  They think guns are like blankets to a child.  Yes that simple, remember, again we’re not dealing with MENSA members here.  Yes, we’ll take them away and they’ll scream and cry but eventually they will accept it like they always do.  Again, Man finds comfort in what he thinks will protect and serve him…i.e. guns…or swords, battleaxes, rocks or fire and he’ll use those things to protect his life, no different than a caveman.  As I said before people are scared right now and Man who is scared runs to what he knows best to protect him and won’t give it up without a fight.

Man will not give up what he perceives will protect him willingly and you’ll take it only at determinate to your own life…just ask a child.

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I just realized that we are back to the divided country of the 1860’s and the arguments for and against slavery. I find it highly ironic that the argument is now being made that slavery to the state is what is preferred and that the cause of freedom is to be abolished. Up is Down, Left is Right, Good is… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Illinois is about to ram through a confiscation law for anything newer than a Matchlock. :em08:
I think if they ram this through, it might be time to order supplies of Tar and Feathers. :em07:

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952
LC Xealot
LC Xealot

Gibbon should be required reading for the Ivory Tower intellectuals. The Socialists think they are progressives, moving the Human Condition forward (at the expense of gun-clinging troglodytes). But in the person of Diocletian, we see the failure of Price Controls. In the Late Roman Guild system we see the modern Labor Unions, in the Bread distributions (the ancient Roman Dole)… Read more »

bruce
bruce

now is a good time to buy flechettes for your 12 gage as they are effective against body armor and are good for 100yrds.if you want to shoot you should learn how to reload.

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

Everybody knows what’s coming. We as Americans are usually just too polite to say it. But as the twilight sets on our nation, the facade of civility will too. The more tyrannical the government’s overreach, the more visceral the response of the people shall be to it.

FrankOK
FrankOK

HempRopeAndStreetlight says: Everybody knows what’s coming. We as Americans are usually just too polite to say it. But as the twilight sets on our nation, the facade of civility will too. The more tyrannical the government’s overreach, the more visceral the response of the people shall be to it. Agreed – we’re just praying there are enough left who truly… Read more »

Orion
Orion

Just waiting for things to start so we can get it over with.

I figure 2 years until it starts, then maybe 4 before it’s over.

The coastal cities are going to be graveyards.

Orion

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

Serious stuff…….

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

Forgot the link

Tallulah
Tallulah

Doug Giles has a pertinent warning: “Gun Confiscation in Ten Easy Steps.” “All the time fellow gun owners say things to me like, “Seriously, Steve, how would they possibly gather up all the hundreds of millions of guns that are out there?” “Well my naïve friend, let me tell you how it works.” http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/gun-confiscation-in-ten-easy-steps/ Sounds just like … what’s happening… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah

We are already past Step #7 in Doug Giles’s scenario. The Commiecrats are slicing us up, category by caliber, one sector at a time. . . . Here are the final steps: Step 8: Use some kind of national emergency to begin final implementation once the population has been sufficiently disarmed. This can be done through economic chaos or used… Read more »

LC thecabal
LC thecabal

I think the author of this is a Rottie, but I’m not 100% sure, so please don’t beat me. :em06: :em05:

Regardless, he name drops the Rott a few times and the article makes for some good reading

http://www.dethguild.com/this-is-the-era-that-shall-test-the-resolve-of-men/

Tallulah
Tallulah

This is a great article: “The Man Who STOPPED A School Shooting” Until the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, the deadliest school shooting in American history occurred at the University of Texas in 1966. Charles Whitman, an architecture student at the university (and a Marine Corps veteran) climbed the landmark, 28-story clock tower on the UT campus with a high-powered… Read more »

irish19
irish19

The point about being able to pull things like this off when times are good is important. The progs think that things are just peachy now and so it would be a good time to enact further restrictions on guns. Those of us who actually live in a reality-based community, however, are aware of just how wrong that assessment is.

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

angrywebmaster says: Illinois is about to ram through a confiscation law for anything newer than a Matchlock. I think if they ram this through, it might be time to order supplies of Tar and Feathers. angrywebmaster recently posted..Illinois to outlaw 2nd Amendment They did it. One measure would ban the possession, delivery, sale and transfer of semiautomatic handguns and rifles.… Read more »

LC thecabal
LC thecabal

Here’s another really good article from someone who, much like the Emperor, doesn’t know shit about what he’s talking about since he only escaped from a Socialist/Communist hellhole (and IIRC, he actually worked as a Soviet propagandist, so he really doesn’t know the subject matter at hand).

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/the_socialist_mind_game_a_brief_manual.html

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Well, there is some good news. The Marines are starting to land on Feinstein. :em01:

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

LC thecabal says:

I think the author of this is a Rottie, but I’m not 100% sure, so please don’t beat me.

I don’t think so, but if it is, there are only one or two here who write that well. That was an excellent missive, to be sure.

The Ilannoys gun grab was not on the local Chicago news last night. Just coming out of committe doesn’t make it a law. It has to pass a full floor vote. I don’t know if the legislators south of I-80 will be for this BS. At least my collection except for a few select pieces is moving out of state.… Read more »

LC Xealot
LC Xealot

In Republican Rome, “Rex” (King) was a dirty word. No one hoping for political power in the rapidly-expanding Republic would use that word. No man would say “I will be King.” But after the Triumvirate, the fall of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, Augustus became what we now know to be the first Roman Emperor. But he never called himself… Read more »

single stack
single stack

Someday the Historians will look back and say… that is the First American Emperor. That is when Socialism came into play. Will it be Woodrow Wilson the historians label as the First Socialist? FDR? Lyndon Johnson, Obama or some as-yet-to-be-determined President? We don’t have the luxury of looking back on our own history… but someday, if it hasn’t happened already,… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

I don’t think so, but if it is, there are only one or two here who write that well. That was an excellent missive, to be sure. That article was a collaborative effort by 5 people, including myself. (I provided some of research, and helped dredge up the quotes from “round-the-web.) While the primary author is not an official member… Read more »

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts

Next question is, how soon will Southern Illinois disown Springfield, Chicago, and Crook Co.? I feel a secession coming on.

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

LC Spare Parts says:

Next question is, how soon will Southern Illinois disown Springfield, Chicago, and Crook Co.? I feel a secession coming on.

They definitely don’t need that part of the state. They aren’t called “Little Egypt” for nothing…

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

DHS Buys 200,000 More Rounds of Ammunition Federal government continues to arm itself to the teeth while Obama administration pushes gun control Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com January 4, 2013 While the Obama administration sets out to eviscerate the gun rights of American citizens in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, earlier this week it was announced that the Department of Homeland… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

Many people today are waiting , wondering where and when the fight starts.Waiting for that shot to be fired so they can act. In their minds they conjure up a battle against some dark federal leviathan that sweeps through their Gothamesque city , black clad and menacing in futuristic uniforms. The truth is that the enemy and the fight is… Read more »

LC Xealot
LC Xealot

LC Gladiator says: Many people today are waiting , wondering where and when the fight starts.Waiting for that shot to be fired so they can act… The person you see walking their dog everyday? They will point you out as a gun owner if they know. That schoolteacher? They will question your 4th grader to find out if you have… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

Keep your eyes open. Notice everything. Notice where people live. Notice where they work. Notice their family patterns. Take stock of the details you might normally forget day to day. Notice power substations, fiber optic lines, water mains, gas lines, sewers, and other key infrastructure. Keep your eye on them – are there video cameras about? Lots of traffic? Also,… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

LC Xealot @ #: The world is watching, because even in Europe… they would like to go tyrannical. They would like to give up the ghost of Freedom and Humanism, to exchange it for the Aristocracy and Serfdom of old, reformed from a Socialist perspective. But they don’t dare to finish the job, not yet, not while a powerful America… Read more »

LC Xealot
LC Xealot

angrywebmaster says: Honestly, I don’t think we care what happens in Europastan any more. It isn’t so much that I care about them, as much as the fact that this is the -last- country that even pays lip service to freedom. If we go down that road… that’s it. My fiance’s father fled Cuba when Castro took over. He said… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

The Next America Civil War http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/print-friendly/51977 “Look. There is so much pent-up anger in America today that if this argument over gun control ever gets beyond the talking stage it is reasonable to believe there will be violence on a scale not seen since the 1860’s in this country. I would ask the political left if they understand that this… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

LC Xealot @ #:

our side will finally be fighting in something close to a fair fight.

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

I have been revisiting history in my current readings also. I am now reading IRON CURTAIN: The Crushing of Eastern Eruope, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum (also the author of Gulag) and one thing comes to my mind …after reading halfway through 600 pages…there is a reason God gave us 30 round mags.

LC Xealot
LC Xealot

Fa Cube Itches says:

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

Tell that to the Republicans in Congress. Their tactics suck so bad they haven’t even been in a FAIR fight.

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

Hey Light,
Look where you got a link! :em01:

Didn’t the last revolution start with the government trying to confiscate some arms and ammunition circa 1775. What would be different today? I’d love for everything south of I80 and west of 294 to secede from the state of Illinois. They can keep Crook county and the collar cities.

Hold Fast!

Spin Drift

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

Not in the MSM…….to be shared….. Yes, I have taught my daughter escape is your best option, but if denied……. I have only one point……yes, a .38 or less has lower stopping power. A .22 Long Rifle, well aimed, is quite lethal, but in the heat of the moment…….Get the most powerful gun you feel comfortable with, more importantly, like.… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

Mark Levin was on a tear last night. “The bill of rights – including the 2nd amendment – exists to protect the individual from the government. Not to protect sports, and hunters, not to protect poets under the 1st amendment, but to protect us. All of us. So the second amendment had as it’s purpose, not hunting, not sports shooting,… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

LC Xealot @ #:

Tell that to the Republicans in Congress. Their tactics suck so bad they haven’t even been in a FAIR fight.

That, of course, assumes that the Republicans in Congress are actually interested in really fighting the Dems. I’ve seen little to no evidence of that.

LC Xealot
LC Xealot

Fa Cube Itches says:

That, of course, assumes that the Republicans in Congress are actually interested in really fighting the Dems. I’ve seen little to no evidence of that.

One could hope they are just spineless and not actively colluding with the Democrats. But… that’s one hell of an assumption, I suppose.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

Xealot, yes one could hope, but one would be wrong :em08:

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

Obama’s Gun Control Presidential Threat is Impeachable Offense. by Kevin Fobbs. This weekend the President of the United States declared war on legitimate gun owners who have the protection of the U.S. Constitution under their Second Amendment rights. Barack Obama informed the host of Meet the Press on the December 27th show and its viewing audience that he would use… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

With the Nazi Democrat party holding the Senate, Obama will never be impeached even if he was caught molesting and strangling an 8 year old boy on the white house front lawn. :em08:

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard

As I’ve said in earlier posts, the only way the Republic can emerge from this as one country is for the military to step in and clean all the marxist/socialist/progressives out of the government, and force a severe curtailment to “entitlement” programs. Otherwise, the nation will splinter into at least 4 smaller nations. If it is going to splinter, Texas… Read more »