Some personal circumstances have not gone my way and I'm being a poor sport about it. I could try to win the argument, plead my case and all that, or I could just tell it like it is and try to move on.
Two other things have pushed me deeper down the rabbit hole.
The first is the mini-series Amerika. I began drafting a post back in July on this and simply did not post it. It's coming soon. If you've watched it, great. If not, go. Watch. It's worth the time.
The second is that I've undertaken to read the Gulag Archipelago. Not the summarized version, but all three volumes from AlSol's pen. The man suffered enough to write all of this down and having started it and gained an appreciation of the work, I owe it to him to read it all. Volume 1 went quickly and I had some observations previously posted. Volume 2 has been tougher to read. It just shatters you. The deeper I go into this work, the more parallels I see in present day. I read some, then just watch for the parallels. I keep the highlighter handy to note these. And that's depressing indeed. I can only tell you that this reading this entire work is worthy of your time. It also might be one of the most depressing things you'll ever do.
If you can hack it, get all three volumes and dig in. If nothing else you'll learn about a number of the approaches of attack and various avenues that will be used against you in the future. You'll learn about various modes and methods of torture. You'll learn about how good men break and crumble. How resistance evaporates. And even how people come together.
Given the overall direction of things right now and the strong communist background and tendencies that are on display in Obama, these are the kind of writings that will tell you a lot about your future. The main message I keep hearing is that we are all Gulag Bound. Amerika. And here you were rooting for the Mayan Apocalypse as a "third way". Thanks for nothing . . . Mayans.
A brief review and some commentary:
A fantastic scandal uncovered and made public in the unlikeliest of means. Sort of like Bilbo Baggins finding the One Ring. The press snoozed on this for a long time. When they finally did get with it, they did little. When Washington finally did something with it, they accomplished even less. The GOP would rather use Gunwalker as another chip to be traded and used later-foolishly thinking that there will actually be a "later". This is similar to their approach in dealing with the fiscal cliff. The negotiations only take place to help their appearances-not to change the realities.
Emboldened by the support from the apparatchiks in the press, some other useful idiots, and the ineptitude of Congress to force any oversight, Team Obama has doubled down on their plans to limit and grab for guns in America. Unexpectedly!
No I mean seriously, who could have seen this coming? A Christmas time massacre at a school, in a state with strong gun control laws, while the country is teetering on the "fiscal cliff", and the potential for another lame duck, midnight session of the Senate where some cute procedural jujitsu might allow them to advance a bill to grab for everything. I would not be surprised in the least if the gun grab text finds its way into "Cliff" legislation. (Man, what was I thinking when I chose the name of this blog anyway!?)
Team Obama wants the law-abiding to be disarmed and the law-breakers to be armed to the teeth. (This same pattern exists in the Gulag where the thieves are invariably the willing muscle of the camp chief. Unexpectedly!) What better way to do this than with the 1-2 punch of Gunwalker to arm the thugs and a gun ban to disarm the lawful? For a group that proudly wears the "Never let a crisis go to waste" lapel pin, the death of Brian Terry is nothing. And since after the first one, the rest are free, what are 20 dead kindergarteners to Obama if it means that he can reach for the final piece of the holy grail? Nothing.
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Am I suggesting that Lanza was programmed to do what he did? It's certainly possible. You can bet that if the tables were turned, the media would be trying to tie up every loose end of Lanza's life to link as many enemies to him as they could. Given the reality of Gunwalker, this seems as credible as anything else I've heard. After all, the "Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste" crowd requires a crisis in order to take action. By definition, this phrase implies inaction until and unless the point is reached where reaction would be profitable to them politically. It's almost time for America to go over the cliff and Leviathan still doesn't have all the guns. How can the government be expected to rule and control the people, crush the bourgeois, and reward the Party if there are hundreds of millions of guns still floating around out there that might be turned against them? So why not one more mass shooting to set the stage of panic into which a gun grab might seem logical and reasonable?
They've done almost everything else. Demoralized and decimated the military? Check. Destroy the economy and prosperity of all America? Check. Transfer the wealth from those who work and those in opposition to the non-working and Democratic Party? Check. Nationalized healthcare? The check is in the mail. Insert DHS-TSA into every facet of American life? In progress.
Cow the opposition into silence. In progress. Divide the opposition. Check. Take away their means to directly challenge our authority or do physical harm? The idea has been advanced which means that it's eventually going to happen.
I also must point out that with the Sandy Hook massacre, there's a gift-wrapped invitation from Wayne LaPierre for the government to begin policing all schools. (Yeah, because the TSA has worked out so great.) For the left, this is pure Charlie Sheen Winning!
- Federal agents with guns can walk the halls at local schools
- The proper position of servitude of the local schools to the federal government can be further solidified
- This DHS representative will be a key part of the school staff and thus act as a political operative within each and every local school and help to keep the schools ideologically pure by acting as either a direct or indirect influence to further crack down those elements who might bring their own convictions into schools (you know who you are).
- It gets even better because that DHS agent can also be on the lookout for anyone who might wear camouflage to school. Anyone who might exhibit "anti-social(ist)" behavior and thus be a potential danger to snap and rampage at any moment. Pre-crime!
- Even better, the eyes and ears of the DHS can serve as an independent monitor and witness to pry children away from their parents using the power of the local family court.
- And since there's a federal agent at each school, any resistance to his authoritah will be considered an offense at the federal level.
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