Guest Post: Pulling Out the Big Guns Against Gun Control! by Steve Korenek

Pulling out the Big Guns Against Gun Control! The International Micro-Managers of the world (whoever they are) know one thing and know it well. Gun Control is people control; and social engineering of diabolical proportions. The Rothschild money master once mused that the early British Empire on which the sun never set was indeed controlled by him through his cunning tactics of monetary manipulation. Why change a tactic if it works everytime? Either do all of your planning in secret (Jekyll Island comes to mind) or if it must be done in the eye of the public, make certain to weave a large web of confusion and disarray under the guise of ordered thought.  Through public means, you will exploit the tragedies committed by ‘lone gunmen’, as witnessed at Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, Fort Hood, Columbine and the like. You will demonize private, voluntary Militias through the ‘April 19ths’ of the world. (Branch Davidians Waco, Oklahoma City Bombing) The actual Waco Siege ended on April 19th. No one dare call it Conspiracy. Implement a War on Terror and the machine is in motion. Warrantless searches are the norm now in a land once run under the soft guise of the Constitution. But… American guns still stand in the way of the central planners’ complete domination and subsequent gelding. Notice that these clueless, gunless hippies love civil liberties, but the hate the very thing which repels those that threaten civil liberties most effectively? The modern, personal semi-auto weapon system. (With a mountain of ammo to boot!) Most nations around the world ‘enjoy’ living in numb societies where guns and ownership of such is either controlled or outlawed altogether. Anything close to what we experience here in America exists in Switzerland, Poland, Finland and Serbia. Outside of Europe is Yemen. Gun ownership is under attack full-force here in the States. I mean, how does one compete against the 24 hour a day barrage of misinformation coupled with tragedies and gobbled up by loud-mouthed people on pharmaceutical drugs in a mind-numbed state?

My father in law said that a ‘lie’ gets halfway around the world while the ‘truth’ is still getting his boots on.

A controlled man is an enslaved man and we should always be at least mildly suspicious to not buy into every story, especially when they involve sweeping measures which threaten the Liberty of every individual Iiving in the USSA.

But…. the battle’s not over yet. We need a few loud-mouthed people to mobilize and refute these untruths in guerrilla warfare fashion. And before you decline my request, don’t think that NRA, GOA and JPFO are going to do it for you. The NRA is usually dumb-founded and at a loss as to what to say in a televised debate. Two ideal poster children are Ted Nugent and Larry Pratt, but who else? Do we honestly think that TWO men are going to change the minds of people? Our beloved gun rights’ groups are like cops. When you need them, they are never there and probably at the donut shop.

We are in intellectual warfare and this requires tremendous mental stamina to compete with the numerous talking heads of life. Let’s investigate the lies purported by the collectivists. While there are several, let’s just focus on the biggies.

Lie number 1 : The Constitution says the 2nd Amendment protects the Militia. Truth : ….the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The ‘people’ is not the ‘militia’. While I personally would argue gun ownership on moral grounds, I am not against arguing a the RKBA as delineated by this fine, yet flawed, document.

Lie number 2 : The average citizen does not need a high capacity semi-automatic rifle. Truth : Yes we do because it serves as an invisible fence to foreign and domestic enemies. It is nigh impossible to turn America in to a total police state with this ever present threat in the hands of the individual. Law enforcement does not get a blank check to run amuck and kick doors in at random in Nazi-esque / Soviet fashion. Another is hit probability, multiple attackers (L.A. Riots, Hurricane Katrina) and ballistic unpredictability. Do these know-nothings understand that in condition black, suspects do not feel the rounds hit and therefore, keep attacking?

Lie number 3 : Gun control keeps guns out of the hands of criminals and saves childrens’ lives. Truth : All real life evidence points to the extreme opposite. Since criminals do not obey mala in se laws, what makes people think that they will obey mala prohibita ones? These are referred to as Disarmed Victim Zones.  A gun-free zone is a Disarmed Victim Zone. The cities that have the most strict gun laws have the highest violent crime and murder rates. Washington D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. Almost forgot Newark, New Jersey. Chances of being a victim in Newark? 1 in 84! Guns don’t kill people…

People on SSRIs and Hollywood with guns kill people.

The Constitution and Strategic Deficit Disorder by Bill Buppert

“Does the US Constitution affect the design, application, and review of effective strategy?  The Constitution grants monopoly power to the central state to use both the military and militias.  This means that even state National Guards are essentially creatures of the Federal government.

In Article 1:8:

“To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;–And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”[1]

The Constitution certainly enables strategy but effective strategy is another notion altogether.  One has to know what the grand strategic framework is to determine what the serving strategy is to attain the goals.  The first stage was for the central government in the United States to ensure that so subsidiary political units such as the states had the faintest notion of independence in the use of their military power.  This was proven out only three years after ratification when General Washington marched at the head of a 13,000 man army to quell the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.

The next stage would be the War of 1812 which besides being a rather confused diplomatic debacle would ensure that the US Navy assumed supremacy over the contiguous littoral waters of North America.  A steady march westward would seal the continent under US military supremacy while casting a wary and busy eye southward to enforce the Monroe doctrine against European mischief and intrusion.  Once the War for Southern Independence began, all expansion efforts ceased on the part of the central government while it put down the rebellion of subsidiary political arrangements that did not know their place under the Constitution.

Over a generation after Lincoln’s War is settled, America starts to expand it in the Pacific and eradicate all Russian possessions in the hemisphere from California to Alaska and casting a wide net all the way to Hawaii in 1893 culminating in the change of ownership of all Spanish possessions in the Pacific deeded to American forces. Roosevelt becomes enamored of Mahan and creates the germination of the blue water Navy that would go on to beat the Japanese in a brutal and costly global war in the Pacific while battling in the European theater at the same time.

After WWII, America is the last superpower standing and starts to employ a variety of strategic frameworks ranging from détente to mutually assured destruction through nuclear weapons to Kennan’s containment strategy until the demise of the bipolar world when the USSR dissolves from 1989-1991.

This is where America’s strategic framework for world dominance crashes and dies.  No longer faced with a monolithic foe since standing astride the globe after WWII, America dithers until it is struck domestically with the terror attacks on 9/11 in 2001.  A new strategic focus arises that puts America’s vaunted respect for individual liberty in the hazard as rendition, preemptive war, kill lists and the institutionalization of torture as a function of the state allegedly pushes the Constitution to its limits but it cannot do that because the converse use of the word unconstitutional has no descriptive value.

Ever since the ratification of the Constitution in 1791, the document has been the signature of a metastasizing warfare/welfare state that would see its growth exponentially increase after WWII and virtually nationalize the nation after 9/11 into a garrison state the likes of which has never been seen before on such a scale of spending and dominance.

Yet, the strategy deficit disorder that has been mentioned here before is alive and well as America discovers after WWII that it cannot win an armed conflict despite a treasury that dwarfs any of the opposition.  One would be hard-pressed to divine a functional grand strategic/strategic framework that covers the conflict in Afghanistan much less the world domination aspirations of the American state.

In the end, the interpretation of the Constitution and its imprimatur to the expansionist state in the service of strategic goals will do what it always does.  It will rationalize war with the world and fail to war-game or extrapolate the long-term impact of such behavior.  America is much like the man swimming in a darkened facility in a large pool of gasoline lighting his way with a match held aloft.

This was the country that invaded Iraq and made no plans to deal with a concomitant transition to irregular warfare and insurgency in the aftermath of the invasion.  In fact:

“A senior British military officer has told the Iraq inquiry the US would not accept that an organised insurgency was developing in the aftermath of the war  Sir John Kiszely, the UK’s top military representative in Baghdad in 2004-5, said Washington felt a “bunch of no hopers” were behind mounting attacks.  Another officer defended the much criticised US decision to disband the Iraqi army, saying they had no choice.  The Chilcot inquiry is looking into UK policy with Iraq between 2001 and 2009.” [2]

One would assume that if a singular conflict would evidence such strategic blindness, a global vision would not be far behind in its intellectual glaucoma, what Colin Gray calls a “strategy deficit”.  The Constitution is the enabling document for the American military entity and therefore its effectiveness is certainly questionable on the evidence.

Like the collectivist social and fiscal disaster under Constitutional governance since this document first blighted the land in 1791, the military imperative has had the same destructive effects.

[1] “Charters of Freedom.” archives.gov. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html (accessed September 17, 2012).

[2] “US would not ‘admit’ the insurgency in post-war Iraq.” BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8412317.stm

 

 

The Fourth Strike of the Match by Bill Buppert

 “Dad, how did America die?”

“The actual murder of the idea of freedom and liberty in America was dealt its greatest blow on 19 April 2013 in Boston.  It lasted 238 years but the cracks and fissures that would destroy the country started to become apparent shortly after the Constitution was ratified in 1791. The same day that America was born in 1775 just outside of the same town at Lexington Green when the King’s forces marched out to enforce weapons and armaments prohibition laws.”

“Why did the King wish to disarm the British colonials?  Weren’t they British too?”

“Indeed they were but the King and his political agents in America were concerned that the natives were getting restless and their objections to the British tax regime imposed upon them was causing severe disruption to the ”good tidings of government” at the time.”

“Well, Dad, what does that have to do with what happened in Boston years ago in 2013?”

“Over the generations that followed, America became intellectually flabby and the increasing size of the voter pool started to coalesce into a majority of parasites and looters on whom the political class depended for sustenance and maintenance of their office.  Eventually, the productive remnant of society was numerically outmatched by the voters who simply used the ballot box to hijack the wealth of the folks who worked for a living.”

“But shouldn’t the voter be the king in the final decision-making process?”

“Democracy and voting works in the marketplace but it is a terrible way to politically organize a society.”

“Why?”

“There are certain moral decisions that simply cannot be subject to the ballot box such as the ownership of your property of any type; if you were to work hard for a new motorcycle and finally get it, should your friends be able to vote it out of your possession?  Should they also be able to come into your room and take 30% of your belongings from your room every month and charge you a severe penalty if you refused? Should they then be able to make it illegal for you to resist the theft?”

“I would not let them!”

“But what if they insisted that they had taken a vote and your rights to the property were forfeit because they say so?  And, worse yet, what if they were in charge of the courts that would determine whether you were right or wrong?”

“But that is not fair…”

“Why do you think the civil war started within six months of the events in Boston?”

“Come on, Dad, the civil war did not start because of voting?”

“You’re right, Keegan, it did not but it is connected in a significant way to the war-like behavior of America especially after Lincoln consolidated Federal power in 1865 in addition to where voting would take the nation.  By this time, most of the country from coast to coast was uncontested except for pockets of aboriginals the settlers and Federal armies had failed to vanquish.  But by 1893, the US government had its eye on emulating the colonial powers at the time and set their sights on Hawaii and the Spanish possessions in the Caribbean and the Pacific.  By the time the US military got its blood up in those conflicts, there was no stopping the military juggernaut the US would loose on the world. This fatal combination of unbridled militancy, unlimited taxing power and an electorate that could forcibly redistribute the resources of its neighbors, the path was set. Like Britain before us, America set out to allegedly free the world and in the end enslaved ourselves.”

“Alright, Dad, but what does this have to do with Boston in 2013 and the civil war that followed?”

“Patience, Keegan, the answer is just around the corner and we still have some time before we get to the range to fire your new rifle. Remember…if you don’t know where you have been, you can’t possibly know where you are.

Cops, it all comes down to cops.

Remember the pictures of the police dressed in their full military regalia complete with weapons and combat vehicles cruising the streets of Boston?  Here’s the rub; the bombers claimed the reason for their grievance was America’s wars in the Middle East.  The bombers were US citizens but Chechens by extraction.  One can safely speculate that no bombing would have taken place if the multi-trillion dollar wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had never taken place.  As a result of the wars, the creeping militarization of police forces on the ground in America had advanced at an exponential rate and the absolutely ravenous appetite for tax revenue by an increasingly desperate and bankrupt national government led to increasing abuses and desires to show power.  The opportunity came on that fated day in April in 2013, they rolled out ten thousand praetorians to forcibly lock down an entire city and involuntarily roust thousands of citizens out of their homes as they rampaged through them looking for two bombing suspects.”

“Dad, put it together for me, how did that start the revolution?”

“After the Federalized invasion of Boston, the usual suspects in power saw an opportunity and in the name of “public safety” started a crackdown on weapons ownership through direct and indirect means by passing prohibition legislation starting on the Eastern seaboard, severely regulating powder for reloading which was one of the components for the bombs used in the Boston marathon incident and went after ammunition in a big way. The weapons prohibitionists had finally broken the code on a backdoor way to strip the people of their guns – choke out all the ammunition; it was one the reasons the Homeland Security bureaucrats had been buying billions of rounds for years.  In combination with the need to feed the military overseas and the domestic consumption by cops, ammo got very precious. It takes a lot of rounds to feed a law enforcement machine of nineteen thousand departments across the land. “

“Nineteen thousand police departments!”

“Indeed, folks had always feared the military would be brought home for the final disarmament campaign but that turned out to be unnecessary because the cops would always do as they are told no matter how heinous the task.  I think Mom and I have shown you enough police brutality videos at home to show you why we never want you talking to them nor calling 911…ever.”

“So the revolution started because of ammo restrictions?”

“No, the revolution started when the Feds demanded that all firearms be registered and then turned in for ballistic fingerprinting and returned once the owners had fulfilled the background checks and registration fees imposed on them ex post facto. The amount of non-compliance in the intermountain West and most southern states was massive so the Boston precedent of door-to-door house searches was instituted with catastrophic results.  There were cases in Idaho and Montana where entire police departments simply ceased to exist and all the Federal agents simply disappeared. It got to the point where surviving police simply resigned or could not stomach the institutionalized shunning that was visited upon them.  The last straw was what happened in Menotomy, MT.”

“What happened?”

“The local cops in concert with the Federal agents supporting them had used drone footage to locate a cache of weapons that had been consolidated by some local ranchers at a warehouse next to a daycare facility.  The cops were trigger-happy because of the increasing national resistance to the confiscation efforts or what the Feds referred to as “temporary registration and ballistic testing custody” of weapons “turned in”.  This time, the officer safety madness got the best of them and they managed to “accidentally” firebomb the daycare facility instead of the warehouse killing 54 children and maiming 112 others.   It was the last straw and states started seceding overnight and the expected federal over-reaction caused a stampede for the exits. You know the rest because you read the accounts in your homeschool texts.”

“Dad, well, I’m glad you came out okay.  So it all ends and begins with Boston?”

“Freedom was born there twice. Once in 1775 and when the match was struck again in 2013. Alright, Keegan, now let’s get to the range and break in your new rifle.”