Publisher’s Note: In southern California for the weekend, it truly is like being in East Berlin in 1985 if that benighted city were in a desert. Everything is subject to regulation, I discovered that the enviruses are eliminating the private septic systems (the environment!) and forcing all Yucca Valley residents to hook up to the centrally planned sewer system at a forced cost of $20,000 per household with the state kindly adding the amount to their property with a one percent vig. I am certain if one were to examine the audit trail on this nonsense, you would find a convenient junction of private interests leveraging the gun of the state; much like the requirement in AZ for rabies vaccines for all pets unfortunate enough to have owners who license them to provide a nice guaranteed income for AZ veterinarians.
Wild animals accounted for 91 percent of reported cases of rabies in 2017. The lack of cooperation of wildlife to get their vaccinations leaves scientists baffled.
The rabies scam is even affecting the Brexiteers as the apparatchiks in Brussels put the screws to the runaway slaves.
Once we crossed the state line from free AZ (relatively), fuel prices increased a solid dollar per gallon in the benighted California landscape.
Not to be outdone, the feds:
“While spending a record $4,155,323,000,000, the Feral government ran a deficit of $1,067,156,000,000.” Total federal tax theft in the first eleven months of fiscal 2019 equaled $3,088,167,000,00.”
Keep in mind that Comrade-Governor Gavin in Calidishu has proposed a record 213 billion dollar budget to fund the Soviet experiment on the west coast. Six percent minus of the total budget approved by the Mango Emperor.
They tax and regulate EVERYTHING in Cali…
“When California rolled out its marijuana tax plan, I, and pretty much everyone else who follows the industry from a business perspective, cringed. Aside from state and local taxation that would apply to any retail sale, California also tacked on a 15% excise tax to recreational weed sales, along with a cultivation tax on growers. This tax worked out to either $9.25 per ounce of cannabis flower, or $2.75 per ounce of cannabis leaves. All told, consumers in some counties could be paying as much as 45% in aggregate tax on legal weed.”
Of course they did.
A stack of one-dollar bills equivalent to this current revenue theft is 281,983 miles, the rough equivalent of the distance between the Earth and the moon.
That 22 trillion-dollar stack of one debt-buck bills is equivalent to 1,493,052 miles.
No social shifts have caused greater quakes than collectivist women’s causes in concert with the franchise at the federal level enabling the mass transfer of wealth from other people’s wallets and the curious notion of indenturing the unborn through debt without their permission. The notion of collectivism is built on the perversion that humans are nothing but economic engines and beasts of burden to fashion the vision of violence brokers. Taxpayers are the modern equivalent of Hebrew slaves building the pyramids for the Egyptian political class.
We know why:
“However good their intentions are, progressives cannot be trusted with unchecked power, for the simple reason that no human beings can be trusted with unchecked power. It is precisely because their behavior is so well explained by power maximization that we should do everything we can to keep them from it.”
The CPUSA house organ, the New York Times, discovered some unwelcome revelations for their narrative:
“Again, analysis regarding the AR-15 the so-called weapon of choice of mass shooters produces less-than-impressive numbers. Between 2007 and 2018, 173 people were killed by mass shooters using an AR-15, according to a New York Times analysis roughly, 15 per year. (For perspective, 13 people die per year from vending machines falling on them.) The fearmongering regarding this weapon becomes even more apparent when one considers the estimated 8 million AR-15s currently in circulation the vast majority of which will never be involved in a crime.”
Free your mind and prepare for the worst. -BB
“1 – Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving. Maybe it’s time to raise the age of Smart Phone ownership to 21.
2 – If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry, USA.
3 – The Second Amendment makes more women equal than the entire feminist movement.
4 – Legal gun owners have 300 million guns and probably a trillion rounds of ammo. Seriously, folks, if we were the problem, you’d know it.
5 – When JFK was killed, nobody blamed the rifle
6 – The NRA murders 0 people and receives $0 in government funds. Planned Parenthood kills 350,000 babies every year and receives $500,000,000 in tax dollars annually.
7 – I have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms. While we’re at it, let’s do the same when it comes to immigration, Voter I.D and candidates running for office.
8 – You don’t need a smoke detector; that’s what the fire department is for. Now… if you think that sounds stupid, you know how I feel when you say I don’t need a gun.
9 – Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side knows how to shoot and probably has a trillion rounds. The other side has safe spaces, crying closets and is confused about which bathroom to use. Now tell me, how do you think that’s going to end?”
“You can get much further with a kind word and a gun then you can with a kind word alone”
– Al Capone
“Kill the stoolie!” That was it, the vital link! A knife in the heart of the stoolie! Make knives and cut the stoolie’s throats — that was it!
Now as I write this chapter, rows of humane books frown down at me from the walls, the tarnished gilt on their well-worn spines glinting reproachfully like stars through the cloud. Nothing in the world should be sought through violence! By taking up the sword, the knife, the rifle, we quickly put ourselves on the level of tormentors and persecutors. And there will be no end to it. …
There will be no end. … Here, at my desk, in a warm place, I agree completely.
If you ever get twenty-five years for nothing, if you find yourself wearing four number patches on your clothes, holding your hands permanently behind your back, submitting to searches morning and evening, working until you are utterly exhausted, dragged into the cooler whenever someone denounces you, trodden deeper and deeper into the ground — from the hole you’re in, the fine words of the great humanists will sound like the chatter of the well-fed and free.
There will be no end of it! … But will there be a beginning? Will there be a ray of hope in our lives or not?
The oppressed at least concluded that evil cannot be cast out by good.”
– Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
“Freedom demands the destruction of the security and surveillance organs and the disempowering of the millions of informants who work for the state. This is not a call to murder our own stoolies — although some of the 2.3 million prisoners in cages in America’s own gulags would perhaps rightly accuse me of writing this from a position of privilege and comfort and not understanding the brutal dynamics of oppression – but instead to accept that unless these informants on the streets, in the prisons and manning our massive, government data-collection centers are disarmed we will never achieve liberty. I do not have quick and simple suggestions for how this is to be accomplished. But I know it must.”
Comrade Beta just declared that he is coming for your private property. How does the commie intend to confiscate unregistered AR15s in the states where they don’t require telling the government the disposition of your private property? Confiscation requires registration, grok it.
A note on Beto: he is the perfect Democratic candidate; completely deballed and eminently feminine in his entire philosophy of government supremacism, emotionally driven and so intellectually shallow you get the impression he may not know fourth grade math nor know how to start a lawn mower and actually use it.
I am quite happy to see this degree of candor. Miss Beta Francis may have destroyed any chance of a firearms registry ever succeeding on American soil. The smart and resistant will not comply with such a tyrannical edict.
A friend of mine has a T-shirt with a big picture of an AR-15 and the statement, “If you come for mine, you’d better bring yours.”
Indeed…Red Flag laws are a breach of some of the most fundamental liberties and a priori rights, one would think the hasty adoption of them would cause some pause.
The astonishing feature of the red flag “laws” may be the eerily close approximation to the mass political writ that informed the British military seizure of British private property in the month of April in 1775, the government hoplophobes today are simply individualizing the mass confiscation of private weapons that characterized the “shot heard ‘round the world” in the eighteenth century.
Will this result in the deaths of citizens? It already has in Maryland.
Will this trigger a redux of the unpleasantness in the founding era. No one knows but the possibilities certainly exist.
If the government were truly concerned about gun violence, an absurd phraseology that assumes inanimate objects can make humans do bad things, it may disarm its pet coproaches who consistently kill approximately 1500 people a year even though I think that number is lower than actual due to mis-, under- and non-reporting of police mayhem. And the true statistical unicorn is an honest number of inmates killed by guards through intent or neglect in the massive incarceration complex in the US. It may very well double the number of government induced deaths chalked up to the government coproach culture.
One interesting wrinkle to the whole red flag law kerfuffle is that during the House Judiciary Committee’s debate, Colorado Republican-creature Ken Buck suggested red flagging people found in gang data bases. The CPUSA objected, claiming that innocent people are found on those databases. Isn’t that rich?
The MOVE, Waco and Ruby Ridge slaughters were primitive antecedents to the “logic” of red flag laws visited on entire groups of humans predicated on flimsy pre-crime predictions of what could happen. The notion of red flags isn’t new. The legislation simply codifies more directly the historical government fear of armed tax helots. Keep in mind that not one initiative in any chamber of political remoras has suggested disarming the government. You will note that the oversized badged Orcs who come to seize weapons always bring their own firearms, ironically paid for by the very victim from whom they are seizing weapons.
Plenty of scribblers have examined the various aspects and I just want to briefly touch on one aspect that is not getting the attention it deserves. Snitches and informant culture is the foundation of state police behavior in America and the west. It is also the foundational element, the brick and mortar and the very sinews of ALL communist and socialist countries. I’ve written on the informant culture before.
The old Soviet informant culture is even making a comeback in modern Russia.
Even the Mango Mussolini veered into the truth.
The FBI is based on the snitch culture.
Anthony Daniels [Theodore Dalrymple], the pithy and wise observer of all things communist stated in “The Wilder Shores Of Marx: Journeys In A Vanishing World”:
“…within an established totalitarian regime the purpose of propaganda is not to persuade, much less to inform, but rather to humiliate. From this point of view, propaganda should not approximate to the truth as closely as possible: on the contrary, it should do as much violence to it as possible. For by endlessly asserting what is patently untrue, by making such untruth ubiquitous and unavoidable, and finally by insisting that everyone publicly acquiesce in it, the regime displays its power and reduces individuals to nullities.”
“Apart from the massacres, deaths and famines for which communism was responsible, the worst thing about the system was the official lying: that is to say the lying in which everyone was forced to take part, by repetition, assent or failure to contradict. I came to the conclusion that the purpose of propaganda in communist countries was not to persuade, much less to inform, but to humiliate and emasculate.”
“If you are held responsible for what I do and I held responsible for what you do, does that make us not friends but mutual spies? Normal human bounds are dissolved by collective responsibility, to be repealed by distrust, fear, dissembling and withdrawal”
“It is countries with no dissent, which live in the quiet of the grave, that are vulnerable and fragile.”
Snitch culture is the foundation of all manner of statist regimes from the doddering tyrannical nitwits in homeowners’ association to the thousands of government hot-lines that essentially boil down to “turn in your friends and family for fun and profit”. Absent the informant culture, how would the war on drugs be conducted? How would most American coproaching occur without the substantiated or fictional notions that haunt all plea bargain negotiations and the sadistic insistence on turning others to rat or corroborate police state fabrications.
Joel Miller observes:
“With its brutal excesses and reliance on snitches and finks as informants, I don’t think it’s far off-kilter to describe the modern-day drug war as oddly similar to the Salem witch trials.”
The Russian “thief-in-law” or vory subculture may have some lessons for those resisting the snitch culture. The “understandings” or Ponyatiya are rather revealing.
One positive aspect of this entire ordeal for gun owners, the new Negro, in America is an improved understanding of the police culture in the US.
Absent snitches, red flag laws against gun owners can’t work.
Steel your heart.