Last Friday, in Wuerzburg, Germany, a man of Somali origin nonchalantly walked into a department store and asked to look at knives.
He then casually selected one and immediately stabbed three women, while AA shouting. All three died at the scene!
Several others were subsequently attacked, mostly women.
Patrons surrounded the attacker and held him at bay until police arrived.
Upon arrival, police shot the suspect (non-fatally) and then made the arrest.
The single Somali suspect had been allowed into Germany in 2015 on “temporary asylum.”
Since his arrival, he had been completely non-productive, non-employed, and lived on handouts in various shelters. He had several contacts with police, had even undergone “psychiatric evaluations,” but in every case had been cut-loose almost immediately.
Local authorities now say they are “looking at the possibility of the man having been radicalized as an Islamic extremist.”
Of course, all victims of this vicious murderer were unarmed (by government edict) and unable to protect themselves.
These incidents in the UK and Western Europe are so common now that they’re seldom even reported in the Western Press. Yet, I’m sure some Germans still naively believe their government “protects” them from murderous ideologues like this one.
The truth is that government officials there, as well as here, are interested mostly in protecting themselves.
They are provided (at our expense) with heavily-armed bodyguards for that very purpose.
Yet, these same officials piously tell the rest of us (who can’t afford bodyguards) that we should never dream of protecting ourselves in any effective way, because that would be “taking the law into our own hands.”
In other words, their lives are important. Ours are expendable.
It’s the same all over!
“‘Safety’ is a fence, and fences are for sheep.” (Karen Marie Moning)
“‘Anarcho-tyranny’ is a concept, where the state is more interested in controlling citizens, so that citizens do not oppose the overbearing political class (tyranny), rather than controlling real criminals (which might bring about peace and prosperity, and worst of all, dignity).
‘Laws’ are therefore enforced only selectively, depending on what is perceived to be beneficial for the ‘ruling elite.’” (Sam Francis)
VBCs (at long last) may be wakening!
Representatives of the LAPD were recently summoned to a public forum in one of the City’s high-rent districts.
Citizens there were fearful and frantically expressed alarm at the gigantic spike in violent crime and widespread general lawlessness .
They demanded that police “Do something!”
As they’ve had to do so many times before, police command-staff officers in attendance then reluctantly informed these naive citizens that nothing could be done, because these same citizens had voted this tragedy upon themselves!
“You voted for this Marxist sleaze. What did you think would happen?”
Figuring all this out isn’t difficult, assuming you have at least a couple of working synapses and are willing to face reality, instead of living in some make-believe world!
Marxists are criminals, by definition! Leftist politics does not attract honorable people.
When elected/appointed, their only interest is the seizure and consolidation of absolute power, and extermination (literal) of all opposition. They sincerely believe that the rest of us exist only to serve them!
Their MO is to shamelessly use private-sector thugs to violently enforce their leftist political agenda upon the rest of us, much as Stalin did in harassing (eventually murdering) pesky dissidents and political opponents, and as Mudero is currently doing in Venezuela.
Accordingly, violent criminals are enthusiastically doing Marxists’ dirty-work for them, here and now! This is precisely why Democrat politicians won’t allow their precious criminals to be arrested, nor prosecuted, nor incarcerated.
Resulting violent chaos is what we’re seeing in CA, NY, IL and other Marxist enclaves.
Why is anyone surprised?
“We the people are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.” (A. Lincoln)
When the “mainstream media” refer to “mass shootings,” we never get to know what kind of gun(s) was used. They know, but they won’t tell us, unless of course it’s an M4, Kalashnikov, et al, one of the ones they want confined to their political bedfellows, but banned from ownership by us “ordinary citizens.”
In any event, here is a paragraph or two you’ll never hear, nor read:
“Not one of the murdered/injured, bystanders, nor witnesses at this massacre were armed and thereby able to effectively stop this attack. Both company policy and state law prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons by these aforementioned persons. The sad, but predictable, result of these manufactured ‘gun-free zones’ is, as always, pitiable carnage.
How did that ‘run, hide, fight (without weapons)’ advice work this time?
About as well as it always does?
And of course, where were our vaunted ‘security personnel?’ Hiding, like everyone else?”
Why are these words never, ever spoken at “mass shooting” scenes?
Meanwhile, boot-licking “woke” CEOs, who are just dying to climb in bed with every Democrat politician they can suck-up to, decry our Second Amendment as they dutifully mouth assorted other classic Communist propaganda.
Americans may are buying-up the entire retail supply of firearms and ammunition, and then some, but most are leaving those firearms at home, deeply fearful of violating a leftist “malum prohibitum,” issued by hand-wringing, woke CEOs (timidly peering-out from between their cadre of heavily-armed bodyguards), and also mandated by a sleazy, hypocritical Democrat-heavy state legislatures, and city councils.
Neither want American citizens doing anything to take care of themselves!
They want only victims, lots of victims. They want all Americans to think of themselves only as pathetic victims.
Indeed, they want you to consider perpetual victimhood to be your sacred civic duty!
They love victims, but only as long as they stay victims!
When you don’t want to be a victim, indeed refuse to be a victim, they hate your guts!
“Our First Amendment was not designed to protect speech you love. It is there to protect speech you hate.” –Larry Flynt
Having and expressing “non-government-approved thoughts” is not a crime in America (see above)!
But, it has suddenly been made a “crime” by the new Administration, particularly for NG troopers, the same troopers who, assigned to DC during the inauguration, were not allowed to have magazines in their rifles, even empty magazines, because it might “look menacing.”
Those same unarmed troopers have now been unceremoniously thrown-out of government buildings where they had been standing-by and told to camp-out in parking lots, with no restrooms, no heat, no facilities.
This utter contempt with which troopers are being treated pretty much demonstrates what leftist politicians think of our military!
In fact, the leftist NY Times is encouraging our troopers to rat on their brothers.
Who “liked” a Trump Facebook post has to be a “far-right extremist,” with “a propensity toward racism, xenophobia, anti-government sentiments,”
Sorry NYT, but this is America, and none of that is illegal!
Curiously, the NYT apparently does not consider “far-left extremists” to be of any concern!
NYT editorialists, little more than marionettes for the DNC, obviously see nothing wrong with an aggressive “turn-in-your-neighbor” program, where anyone harboring “non-government-approved-thoughts” can be identified, labeled, put on a “List,” excluded from participation,
and all that is just for starters!
This is so Stalinesque!
“A strength of Communism is that it has the character of a religion, and inspires emotions of a religion” –Albert Einstein
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a Proverb! Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘Press On!’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge, US President, 1923-29
During the “Roaring 1920s,” our national economy was booming, and US Troops, particularly US Marines, were being sent to Turkey, China (multiple times), Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, et al, in an effort to provide protection for Americans and American interests and to assist in putting-down local brushfires.
By design, US Marines were instantly mobile, and thus represented the standard “go-to” military option for Presidents Harding (1921-23) and Coolidge (1923-29).
(Warren Harding died, suddenly and unexpectedly, probably of cardiac arrest, at the age of 57, on 2 Aug 1923. Harding was succeeded by his vice-president, Calvin Coolidge, who served-out Harding’s term and was himself subsequently elected President in 1924)
Throughout the decade, Marine personnel and resources were understandably stretched to the limit. Most foreign postings were dangerously understrength!
Europe was in a deep economic depression during the decade of the 1920s. America successfully escaped, until “Black Tuesday,” 29 Oct 1929, when the US stock market precipitously crashed, ushering-in the “Great Depression” of the 1930s, as well as the infamous “Gangster Era!”
The Gangster Era was actually pretty well established during most of the 1920s, with armed gangsters regularly robbing banks, trains, and mail trucks. It was not uncommon for mail-truck drivers and mail-handlers to be murdered in the process.
The latter became such a formidable problem that in 1921 President Harding instructed his Secretary of the Navy, Edwin Denby, to consult with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Maj General John Lejeune, to:
“Detail as guards for the United States mails a sufficient number of officers and men of the United States Marine Corps so as to protect the mail from the depredations by robbers and bandits.”
Placed in charge was two-time Medal-of-Honor-winner, Marine General Smedley D Butler (“Ol’ Gimlet Eye”), veteran of WWI and guerrilla wars of Central America. Not one to mince words, Butler brought unconfused, no-nonsense leadership to this assignment!
US Marines thus served as armed domestic mail guards for four months in 1921 and for several more months when they were recalled in 1926. After the first posting in 1921, the US Mail Service organized its own security service, but it proved not up to the task, so Marines had to be recalled five years later.
No robberies were ever attempted when US Marines were guarding the mail!
For this duty, all Marines assigned were continuously, visibly armed with pistols, shotguns, rifles, and Thompson SMGs. They rode in mail trucks and trains, often seated with the driver, sometimes in with the mail itself. Such details were always understrength, often consisting of only one Marine, by himself.
And, unlike mealy-mouthed, sissified, tenebrious ROEs of today (issued by politicians, in and out of uniform, who are far more interested in leftist political agendas and in the welfare of their precious criminals, than in the lives of their own men), standing orders got right to the point!
And, they leave scant doubt with regard to our duty and to whose side we’re on!
Denby himself told these Marine Guards:
“To the Men of the Mail Guard, you must keep your weapon(s) in-hand and, when attacked, shoot and shoot to kill. When two Marines are covered by a robber, neither must put up his hands, but both must immediately go for their guns. One may die, but the other will get the robber, and the mail will get through. When our Corps guards the mail, that mail must be delivered, or there must be a Marine dead at his post. There can be no compromise.
When necessary, in order to carry out the foregoing orders, you will make the most effective use of your weapon(s), shooting any person engaged in theft of the mail entrusted to your protection.”
It is no wonder that these Marines were so proud of their Corps, so proud to serve, and so unafraid of their charge and duty. They were sure of the righteousness of their cause and orders, and they knew and understood that those up the food-chain, right up to the President himself, would steadfastly stand behind them (unlike today)!
A short manual was written in an effort to provide additional, specific guidance to Marines assigned to these details. The “FAQ section” of the manual tells the story:
“Q: Suppose the robber is using a gun or making threats with a gun in trying to escape?
A: Shoot him
Q: Suppose the thief is apparently unarmed but running away?
A: Call ‘Halt’ twice at the top of your voice, and when he does not halt, fire one warning shot; when he still does not obey, shoot him.
Q: Is it permissible to take off my pistol while on duty; for instance, when in a mail-car riding between stations?
A: No! Never take off your pistol while on duty. Keep it loaded, locked, and cocked.
Q: Is there a general plan for meeting a robbery?
A: Yes! Start shooting and meet developments as they arise thereafter.
Q: When I hear the command ‘Hands Up,’ am I justified in obeying this order?
A: No! Fall to the ground and start shooting.
Q: Is it possible to make a successful mail robbery?
A: Only over a dead Marine.”
It is no wonder no one ever called their bluff!
That same manual, if written today, would be several reams long!
It would be chock-full of confusing, mealy-mouthed, self-contradictory legal terms, would require a team of Philadelphia lawyers to “interpret”, and all assigned to the actual details would know and understand that if they ever so much as touched their (unloaded) weapons, the manual would be scoured, front to back, to find some obscure place where it could be said that they “violated policy”
They and their “mission” would thus be a joke!
We’ve come a long way!
“Bad as political fiction can be, there is always a politician prepared to make it look ‘artistic,’ by comparison.”