Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Friday, February 06, 2009

THIS is Why . . .

. . . an armed insurrection in America will not lead to a restoration of the Constitution and a return to Republican (as in "Republic" not the party misusing the name) ideals:
The Survivors Of US Airways Flight 1549 Make Me Hate People
Just to review, although I'm sure you all know what happened: Ninety seconds after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, some Canada geese were sucked into the plane's jets, resulting in the immediate loss of thrust in both engines. Unable to reach any airfield from that altitude in unpowered flight, the pilot and crew masterfully set the plane down intact three and a half minutes later in the Hudson River between midtown Manhattan and NJ. All 150 passengers and 5 aircrew on board survived.

First of all, let's just reflect on how astounding that is. The plane was low over NYC, the pilot maneuvered it less than 900 feet over the George Washington Bridge, and set it down gently in the river. Everyone lived. See, that's the problem—everyone lived. If a a couple dozen of the passengers died, maybe the survivors would be grateful and I wouldn't have to hear them whining about how much free shit they're not getting from the airline.
The opening of a short but EXCELLENT rant by ThrowingstarDNA - read it all. (h/t: SayUncle)

Ladies and Gentlemen, we're not worthy. Not enough of us, anyway. One hundred years of indoctrination has made us this way. Tytler's Progression seems more and more inevitable every day:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.

I put the country at late-stage apathy, early stage dependence. The depression recession and the "bailout" will put us into full-scale dependence.

We should've ignored Claire Wolfe and started shooting a long time ago when it would have done some good. It's too damned late, now.

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