Monday thought dump.
Runnin’ from the cuff on this one. Follow along if’n ya can. (No road signs so the curves may be surprising, even to me)
I have been reading around the blogs, mostly the gun or freedomista blogs, and I am seeing fear. Of all that, only one person came outright and called it by name: Claire.
Like Kent, in comments at Claire’s; I just can’t find it in myself to fear at this point. Let me restate that. I just can’t find it in myself to CARE at this point. I may need to clarify what my intent there is, and I would bet, that many of you will find you are in the same boat. I don’t fear the government anymore. That is not to say I don’t fear the strongarms of that government, but the faces and the minds/ideology behind it are dead to me. I don’t care about them, or any crap that they intend to try and force down out throats. I continually say “Bring it” when I hear about some new slight or fabricated ‘fix’ that they toss around like I toss around .22 brass. I don’t fear a firearms ban or any of that, not because of the legal issues, but because of the financial issues it will bring about. The price on some ComBloc weaponry is now outrageous as it is; make it so it’s all black market and that price will go through the roof even more than it already has. And it will all go black market. They won’t stop the guns; quite the opposite actually, but the prices will be reflective of any prohibition market. It will also open up fly by night operations. (a good example is Mexico. Guns are illegal, but come some festival or new years, EVERY ONE is out shooting at the sky with all of the guns that don’t exist. TPTwB CAN’T stop the guns.)
Prohibition: call it alcohol, drugs, prostitution, guns, whatever. What you end up with is a nightmare of issues. Gov says “You can’t do ‘this’!” and Americans say “Oh yeah! Watch us!” The harder you make it for us, the harder we go for it. At least that is how I have seen it. Granted, it isn’t always good, but it always is more than the Gov can handle.
And right now, there is a shit load of Gov. This situation won’t be handled any better than the Speak easy Days, nor the Drug war, or the war on poverty. This is going to get downright Fuckin’ Ugly.
Maybe I am delusional on my thoughts at this stage. Maybe I put to much hope into Americans being feisty rebels. But I just can’t fear any gun control controversy.
There is something I do fear. And that is economic in nature. It’s inevitable that our economy is going to collapse. I see weekly ‘facts’ showing minimal growth, but ‘we have growth!’. Umm, look again. With inflation, n0: Even on a year to year basis, what we have and what I am seeing is STAGNATION. No growth and more than likely a little contraction. And of course, there are the manipulations of the administration or whatever offices handle such things that show we are ‘in recovery’. Yeah, And so is Lindsey Lohan. Come’on people, can’t you see past that smoke covered mirror to see that all the controversy and media hype are doing one thing and one thing only; Distraction. Distraction away from the real issues at hand; like borderline Wiemar Republic? We have a completely socialist law creeping in from the shadows and it will invade EVERY aspect of your life, from your gun ownership, to how you parent (or can’t parent) your children, even to the level of what kind of food you are permitted to eat. (think not, better look at how they are already making certain foods unavailable in the markets). And I found out, that Omnibus bill, now law, IS STILL BEING WRITTEN! Read that again. The law itself is there, the agencies it effects are writing the regulations they need, to enforce it. That is the EPA, IRS, DEA, Agriculture, etc etc etc all the way up to DHS. (yup, DHS is part of your health now, didnchaknowthat?)
The Asshats that we need to fear are not elected persons. They are Government employees, that continue on the job past the life of the elected above them. They are the ones that end up writing some petty regulations that are enforced as if LAW and those are the things that we end up fighting in a court system that is NOT ON OUR SIDE, no matter how much we would like to believe otherwise. The asshats we need to fear are the agencies that will try to enforce ANY bullshit that flows out of the gates of Mordor on the Potomac: Be it Oblammycare, or DiFi’s UN wetdream.
But you all know this. I am just harpin about nuthin here.
No, what I worry about are the ‘Compromises’ that seem to be par for the course, that slowly eat away at all the things I used to take for granted. (Claire points out one that is obvious when you think about it.)
What I worry about is the weak minded guy across the street that is willing to snitch you out, just because, or the lady down the street that makes up some story because she didn’t like the way you looked at her dog or sumpin. There is a reason I have moved away from all that ‘glory’.
What I worry about is that this is going to go on long enough before it comes to blows, that my daughter and her generation are going to have to hold the line. I would prefer it on my watch: I am sure you feel the same.
There is a war brewing. The real question in my mind is what will get here first. Economic Implosion? Civil War? Or some ‘blackswan’ event that opens up doors for our Gov to justify complete crackdown on ‘an unruly populace’. I see that our ‘leaders’ definitely set themselves above the very people that provide their position/income. I see several factions of those that side with or against those very same ‘leaders’. I also see a large percentage that are not exactly ‘on the fence’ but just want to avoid any confrontation. Sadly, that confrontation is coming to a hillside near you, no matter what side of the fence you are on, even if you are straddling that fence so tight, it’s up your ass. This country is in for a rough times and it matters not if they try to take the guns, tough times are coming.
But I don’t fear it. Saddened, yes, but fear? No. Even my points of worry are not fear, just reflective of what we can expect. And we will see the best and worst of everyone around us. I have no doubt of that.
Things need done, I am doing some of it. What really needs done, will come to us when that time is ripe. (ripe like a week old corpse, but ripe nonetheless.) Fear I don’t have, Patience I need.
Addendum: Heard mention of JWR coming up with a rather radical idea on a show of force, while remaining peaceful (so long as no LEO or FLEA’s mess with it). Burn Barrel Day. If they pass DiFi’s UN wetdream, all gun owners gather up the 4473’s and burn them in a burn barrel at the county seats. I can’t think of several aspects that need to be fine tuned prior to that event, and if you are sneaky enough, you will see them as well. BUT No forms, no papertrails and I doubt that database is all that accurate on anything prior to 2008. Just a thought.