posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 05:50 PM
Great idea...really. Even though the 2nd amendment has nothing to do with health care...
On the contrary, great idea for intimidation. One schmuck does it first, gets an interview, and now "dozens". Wonderful, so, at the next set of
meetings I should expect "throngs" or "scores" of intimidatingly large groups of "anti-Obamacare" folks (even though he's such an appeaser it
will probably end up being some wishy-washy, not-so-reformed reform bill instead of an actual change in the health care).
And yet...they scream he's the fascist, they are the ones who seem more like Mussolini's camise neri or Hitler's brownshirts...
(Let me clarify that while - as one poster put it - any form of protest is meant to be intimidating - the idea is that the intimidation comes through
the numbers, not through other forms, such as threat of violence. I'm sorry, but any way that you argue it, a gun in an urban venue has only one
purpose [self-defense or not].)
You know, I lived in Phoenix/Scottsdale from the early 90s to the early 2000s...and looking back, it felt ahead of the curve on the fascist shift in
this country...integrating technology (red light cameras, photo-radar, etc.) and making sure that Paradise Valley, Snobsdale, Fountain Hills and all
wealthy points north were nicely, neatly segregated from the (lower-)middle class neighborhoods that run throughout the rest of the city (the 101 loop
completion helped on that one). So, I guess it's appropriate that Phoenix be the site of dozens of arm-wielding "protestors".
[edit on 18-8-2009 by Cara-G-Pow]