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Originally posted by DaMod
reply to post by HolgerTheDane
Without an armed civilian population (especially with a government as power hungry as ours) we would have no means to defend ourselves against our own tyrannical regime. Without an armed population what is to stop them from marching troops into every community, enslaving us all and declaring "There is nothing you can do about it". (They do it to others, they will do it to us)
Originally posted by muzzleflash
It's not just "our" government, it's governments everywhere.
It's not just "our" country facing these dilemmas, it's all of the countries.
Sure I could run and seek refuge in some isolated region, but honestly the problem I seek to escape (abusive lying authority) exists in many forms all across Earth. Injustice and persecution are universal, rather than local, issues.
No, I will not run and hide.
What is the meaning of life anyways?
If I ran, I would always have to run, because the darkness surrounds us and encroaches from all angles.
I think I am done running. I'll just stand my ground here and put up a fight.
Originally posted by NWOnoworldorder
The new world order reeks of dying empire odor
and changing the channel wont make that go away.
As the veneer of democracy fades away, as the worlds
down-size until it explodes, as the shanty-towns piled
behind the malls become visible, as the savages on the
other side of the wall break through, as everybody from
gun-crazy militias to anti-immigrant nazis to fundamentalist
child-raping christians to gangsta rappers to community
activists to working families just struggling to put food
on the table, all mad at the same thing: your SUV; me, me, me;
"mission accomplished"; bring em on;
buy more stuff,
fight terror, defend freedom so you can buy more stuff.
The false illusion of the world is going down,
Walk off your job. Crime is beautiful.
A prank a day keeps the dog-leash away.
Quit your jobs. Burn down the malls.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
You cannot defeat tyranny in the long run through utilization of violence as a solution.
The reason why this is so, is because tyranny is shaped through violence in the first place, and pursuing it for political aims is part of tyranny itself.
In an interesting way, what humanities' core problem here is the "circle of violence". By using violent acts to get our way, we would be completing the next loop of that circle of violence.
The only way to break the chains of domination that we are imprisoned within is that we must seek peaceful resolutions.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
"We need guns to fight off our tyrannical government!" - Yeah? Really? You and what army? You and what navy, air force, marines, coast guard, and whoever else, too? hate to break it to you, but while Samuel Colt might have made all men equal, Lockheed-Martin makes the US government a god before which men tremble.
if the government wants to go all tyranny on your butt (and frankly, most Americans are so amazingly stupid that they think elections are "tyranny" half the time) then... well, they have bombs and fighter jets, and you have a handgun with 17 rounds. Good luck.