We talk like the end of the world is approaching and we act like someone is on the verge of giving us a sweater we won't like, myself included.Which reminds me of another quote, one by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. No, not that one, this one that I also found at Van der Leun's some time back:
Do we think it will be easier to move from sitting on the couch to defending ourselves with violence than engaging in civil disobedience? If we continue to sit on the couch we are most certainly volunteering to resort to violence with little hope of winning. Inaction and cooperation with evil are taking us toward a bloody awful destructive mess. If you disagree, tell me what will make all of this stop. Did Europe stop before it was too late? Liberals will flashmob and sit-in to save a tree. What do we do? Have you found arguing facts an effective technique against liberals?
Most of Obama's angry former voters are angry O didn't produce the free unicorns and rainbows. They don't give a rip about your or their freedom and they will vote for the next messiah as easily as they voted for the current Dear Leader. Not one in a hundred former O voters recognizes they are the problem. The libs can't read our minds and they don't care about our opinions. They have no shame and no limit on what they want control over. If your plan is to be the last one rounded up at least stop claiming to be a citizen. Men died for that and we must find a way to be worthy if there are to be free men in the future. The libs won't stop until they get a sustained push back. No election stops them. No rules limit them. The libs won't allow you to exist apart from their control. You can't avoid them because they will search you out, if only to rob you.
We still have a chance if we take over the GOP and advance liberty. When you settle for one more gee dee RINO because he's not as bad as the lib you are taking away hopes for a peaceful and civil resolution. Once people conclude the system is immune from change bad shit happens.
-- commenter Scott M at Van der Leun's
In a state of psychological weakness, weapons become a burden for the capitulating side. To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die; there is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being. Nothing is left, then, but concessions, attempts to gain time and betrayal.And all of this began with Gerard's post of an Ann Barnhardt quote on cowardice.