Killing Chickens

“When you strike at a king, you must kill him” is a famous expression by Ralph Waldo Emerson. We’re all familiar with it and its meaning. When you challenge authority, you better win, as authority cannot tolerate challenges. It’s why the people in charge are so ruthless in dealing with challenges to their power. They instinctively know that to do otherwise means being displaced. In all probability, they got to where they are by subverting or knocking off their predecessor.

That’s what we see going on with the Trump administration. The rules of the game, as designed by the political class, were supposed to prevent a guy like Trump from winning the Presidency. Instead, both parties would hire approved actors to put on a show, pretending to be bitter rivals. The voters would re-enact these mock battles among themselves, getting into arguments on-line and with friends. Then one candidate would “win”, pick a staff from the political class, and the party would keep going.

Trump was supposed to have his vanity run, then bow out in the primary, before he became too much of a distraction. The political class was so sure this would be the case, they never bothered to address Trump until it was too late. They thought they had it gamed out in the general election, but then those idiot voters did the wrong thing and voted for the wrong candidate. This challenge cannot stand, which is why they have been going berserk. The threat must be addressed, by any means necessary.

There’s another expression that is useful now. It is an old Chinese idiom. “Kill the chicken to scare the monkey”, which refers to making an example out of someone in order to threaten others. This was a popular aphorism during the Cultural Revolution where Chinese officials would routinely make an example of a deviationist to remind anyone else with heretical ideas that there are consequences to challenging authority. The college professor paraded around school and forced to confess to made up crimes let the other professors know who was really in charge of the school.

That’s what we are seeing with the coordinated assault on various dissident websites, like the Daily Stormer and now Stormfront. Neither of these sites are a great threat to the established order. The Stormer is a satirical site, the suppression of which proves just about every point the proprietor ever made about the ruling class. Stormfront is an old White Nationalist site that was content to mind its own business. But they both contain the word “storm” which is now a trigger word for the ruling class, so they were targeted.

What the registrars have done in both cases is steal the domain from the rightful owners, thus shuttering their sites. It’s brazen and illegal, but that’s the point. The message being sent is that the people in charge are not constrained by the law. They can do as they please. If you are a trouble maker out there, who has invested time and money in his site, you might want to watch what you say. Otherwise, a big tech company will steal your property and shut you down. That’s the message being sent with these acts.

It’s why they are picking on these two sites. Small guys operating on the fringe are easy for everyone else to dismiss. This encourages others to think, “well, they were asking for it. As long as I don’t do what they did, I should be OK.”  If they went after a bigger name or a site with deeper pockets, they create a sympathetic martyr and find themselves in court defending the indefensible. The one thing the people in charge have, or at least they think they have, is moral authority. Stormer and Stormfront are safe chickens to kill.

There is a corollary, of sorts, to that Chinese idiom. If they set out to scare the monkey, they better scare the monkey. Otherwise, they risk pissing off the monkey and the rest of the monkeys. That’s the delicate balance authorities must strike in times of crisis. There is a risk of squandering their moral authority and legitimacy. Make an example of the wrong guy and they risk a rebellion. It’s not always easy to know, as the reason a crisis exists is the rulers have lost touch with those over whom they are rule.

After the election, I made the point that Trump was a warning shot to the ruling class. They had to reform and Trump was that opening for them. If not, the next guy was not going to be as easy to deal with as Trump. That’s the lesson of history. The people challenging the old order start out hoping to work with the old order. They become radicalized or replaced by radical elements, only when the old order refuses to cooperate. The whole point of popular government is to accommodate this reality about human society.

The people who rule over us are sending a message of their own and have decided to make a few examples, to kill some chickens. The question they don’t know, what no one knows, is if it will scare the monkeys. The evidence so far is that all the ruling class has done so far is piss away their moral authority. “Attacking Nazis” rings hollow when you’re simultaneously trying to erase the Founding Fathers from the public square. It just makes the “Nazis” a useful tool for those wishing to gain the moral high ground defending speech.

For now, we just have a few dead chickens and a troop of increasing angry monkeys.

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Tom
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Da monkeys gonna start pulling faces of the ruling class. It will be glorious..

SWRichmond
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This is what false flag terror attacks are for. Most of you guys aren’t old enough to remember the mood before OKC. The word “militia” was being used a lot.

Nads
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More entertaining when the monkeys start flinging poo at the ruling class.

TWS
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That last bit is particularly good.

jwm
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Ann Barnhardt got the axe yesterday. Fortunately, Ann was ready for it and she’s back on line with a new host. In other news, nobody I know has heard anything about the vanishing websites. Guess it wasn’t on the other news.

JWM

gebrauschund
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Yeah, and you really, REALLY, better kill the fucking chicken. If the chicken is seen strutting around the barnyard shortly after you claim to have killed it, not only have you failed to scare the monkey, now you look like a chicken fucker.

Herrman
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With a great example being the Bundy Ranch show trials. Not turning out the way the ruling class planned. Seems to be a trend lately, eh?

Christopher S. Johns
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In the wake of Charlottesville, the ridiculous show trials, such as this one (http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/students-suspended-expelled-for-playing-jews-vs-nazis-beer-pong-off-campus/597074550), aren’t going to chasten or change the beliefs of the young men involved, but only confirm them. The establishment has confused the preening of its virtue signaling run amok with efficacy. If these smug progressive lunatics, with their typical lack of awareness and understanding, wanted to radicalize a generation of young white men, they’ve seized on a sure fire means to do so.

SWRichmond
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Young men have already experienced having everything blamed on them by the feminists. The same tactic is being used by the left now against the right: you’re all (rapists) Nazis, you don’t get to speak in your own defense because you’re a (rapist) Nazi, you’ve made us all victims of (misogyny) racism, anything we do to fight (patriarchy) fascism is good and just.

Except by now you men are immune to it or are owning it. And that scares the left shitless.

>>>Angry monkeys.

SWRichmond
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*young

Alzaebo
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*old too, whippersnapper

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The sex.com lawsuit established that domain names are the property of the registrant and not the registrar. I would think that the stormer crew might be able to sue for a good settlement on this.

fuckoff
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what about the liberal bias of a black female judge?
would that stop a settlement?

Allan
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What “liberal bias”? Most black females are illiberal, and they are always so when Democrats or otherwise leftist.

Tune out the Z monkey, Rush Blowhard, and all other hard heads until you’ve learned not to repeat the propaganda of communist internationalists.

Tax Slave
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It’s “tiny dick” again. Thanks for the laugh.

Blackbeard
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Real Housewives of Atlanta are the real conservatives.

Eclectic Esoteric
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Conformity is not the magnet that drew the founders here. They came here to escape oppression, and when the oppression they were fleeing pursued them, they killed it.

El Eff
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Interesting post from Black Pigeon Speaks posted yesterday, 25 August, entitled “The Dangerous Escalation of Online Censorship”.

Compliments Z’s article above. Many here would like it, I’m sure.

Member

And we’re about to become flying monkeys if things don’t improve in Washington.

Member
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I get a “Bad Gateway” message on the first link. The second is good.

Tiomoid of Angle
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The lightweight sans serif font is difficult to read. I resort to reading the posts in my newsreader because otherwise it’s too much of a pain.

thwack
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If they set out to scare the monkey, they better scare the monkey. Otherwise, they risk pissing off the monkey and the rest of the monkeys.

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Thats why you gotta shock the monkey.

thwack
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If they set out to scare the monkey, they better scare the monkey. Otherwise, they risk pissing off the monkey and the rest of the monkeys.

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Thats why you gotta shock the monkey

fuckoff
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I agree with your point about crises stemming from the disconnection of the ruling authorities from the host population.

Member

Maybe Barbra Streisand was good for something:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

cerulean
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Good points all.

Sailer sometimes sardonically uses the phrase “pour encourager les autres” in the sense of killing the chicken to scare the monkeys.

I was curious about the origin of the term. Found it in the following. It comes from the misfortune of Admiral John Byng, by way of Voltaire.

https://www.everything2.com/title/Pour+encourager+les+autres

But yeah, the real question is what are the monkeys going to do.

A.B. Prosper
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In India, a group of monkey’s either clawed to death or threw an important politician, the Deputy Mayor of Delhi off a building with fatal results

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/22/monkey_attack/

Right now “group”is a bit of a problem as Americans are all “individualists” but that’s easily remedied and our monkeys are rather well armed and very very angry

Hopefully wiser heads will prevail again but if they don’t maybe the death squad near you will be signing

… Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees
And people say we monkey around
But we’re real busy singing
As we put everybody down

walt reed
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Perhaps a small “starter” core group of said monkeys could be delivered to a secret location in DC.

Member

I thought the origin was Wellington in the Peninsular Wars shooting a losing British General.
Oddly performance picked up after that

Les
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Very nicely composed and yet nonsensical. It’s an attempt to pitch Trump as the underdog or the quintessential David with the “Establishment” as Goliath. All very well if you include within the “Establishment” such things as civility, empathy, intellectual curiosity, compassion, and any willingness to compromise among legitimate policy interests. It is somewhat axiomatic that the two party system has severe limitations which seem to include suppression of third parties and the careful grooming of front runners. However, the attempt to conflate the two primary parties based on superficial similarities does a disservice to all the leaders and members who… Read more »
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It looks like The Z-Man has made the big leagues. Paul Ryan’s press office is sending out flunkies to spam his comment section with Establishment talking points. Let me guess. Talk like this is “not who we are”.

cerulean
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Do an internet search for “uniparty”

Member

The cuckosphere arriveth.

Tom
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Your mid-wittery is noxious. Your to short for this ride. Go back to barking at cars..

Member

You’re and too. Would help the effect.

Allan
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What would a civilization become without sentient beings who are capable and willing to learn and to use the languages of the civilization?

A.T. Tapman
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Hey Les, please cuck harder

Christopher S. Johns
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“All very well if you include within the “Establishment” such things as civility, empathy, intellectual curiosity, compassion, and any willingness to compromise among legitimate policy interests.”

If anyone had any residual doubts as to the blindness, narcissism and moral grandstanding of the ruling class, here it is in all its fustian. But better still is that all this self-love comes with its unstated, but vigorously implied corollary: the loathing of you and everything you stand for.

Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
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“civility, empathy, intellectual curiosity, compassion, and any willingness to compromise” ??
I don’t recall seeing those things from the Left over the past 50 years.

Jimmy
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Allow me to humbly suggest our problems run slightly deeper than a lack of viable third parties and imperfect adherence to historical norms of intellectual curiosity.

It’s the historical norm of white people having nations that occupies my time.

Eclectic Esoteric
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I wonder what the threshold is for IQ that allows someone with a tribal mindset to form a concept of nationality.

Tax Slave
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This is directed at Maxine Waters, correct?

Eclectic Esoteric
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Oh, Maxine, do take one for the team. Volunteer as a lab rat at a genetics laboratory, no one will know the difference.

A.B. Prosper
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We came quite close to a shooting war in the 90’s but more level heads prevailed and things calmed down.

I’m not sure there are as many level heads out there and unlike in the 1990’s there are a lot of people who want to take heads instead.

Throw in a change of mindset, for example no one on the right in 1992 would be praising Pinochet or chanting “You can’t run, you can’t hide, you get helicopter ride” at a protests and you are asking for something that future generations will remember as very very ugly indeed

cerulean
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I imagine the reference to Pinochet upthread was hyperbole. I hope level heads prevail, because violence from the Right would not only be very very ugly, it would be crushed instantly — and it would be ultimately counterproductive. You know, there’s a lot of room between coming to believe that the powers that be, including the uniparty, do not have our interests at heart and resorting to violence. It’s very important to make use of that room. The Left began its long march through the institutions a century ago. It worked for them, and the elites discovered that they could… Read more »
A.B. Prosper
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It depends on how many. Insurgencies are notoriously difficult to put down without ruining the entire country My estimate is if 10% of White people alone wanted to rebel , that’s part of the Right the US would fall into 4GW style civil war and the USG would have a massive probably unwinnable fight on its hands Right now the numbers aren’t there and even people like me who want serious change are not OK with that kind of thing but in the future? Happily we have Trump for a while which gives us a chance a reset and time… Read more »
james wilson
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We have Trump until he decides it’s hopeless and joins the winning side.

edmg
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The only thing holding the West together right now is the belief on the right that things could be worse. Every time the left ‘kill a chicken’, more on the right decide that Mad Max would be better. Once that reaches a critical mass, it’s over. You don’t need 10% of people to rebel. If 10% of the right simply said ‘screw this’ and stopped going to work, the economy would implode. Left-wing cities would be burning within a fortnight. There wouldn’t be an SJW left after a month, because they’d either have been eaten or discovered that there is… Read more »
edmg
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“I imagine the reference to Pinochet upthread was hyperbole.”

I wouldn’t bet on that. Generation Zyklon seem to relish the idea of throwing SJWs out of helicopters.

Alzaebo
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Get your binoculars and charter a boat.
I think that will be as popular as whale watching.

Al from da Nort
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A.B.;
Seriously, what are you talking about re ‘Shooting War in the 90s’_? Saw no such alerts in our monthly intel briefings in that era.

A.B Prosper
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The stuff with Randy Weaver than the retaliation by McVeigh caused militia activity to go on high alert as did the incident in Waco It may be apocryphal but the FBI met with some local militia leaders after Waco and asked them if they’d join in an action in another state. The leaders replayed “Not really there are plenty of you federal bastards around here.” My guess is the numbers were not there and the anger level was lower than it is now, People figured while the Feds were out of control it was still America I’m told there were… Read more »
SWRichmond
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I was paying careful attention during all of that as well. Now is different. After 24 years of Clinton, Bush and Obama anyone my age is either emotionally spent or has flipped over into a hardened and slightly impatient resolve and doesn’t normally show much outward anger anymore. We’re still here, though, and we’re still pissed off. The federal response to Bundy was also very intriguing for me. Federal guns on the ground display a history of not understanding restraint, so the restraint that was practiced there by them came from outside. Had Larry Potts been in in charge (Hi!… Read more »
edmg
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The 1%-ers are looking forward to a future of robots and AI, where they no longer need the proles. The more they can convince us to kill each other, the less Terminators they’ll need to mop up the survivors.

Al from da Nort
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Am I the only one who never really saw the point of that well known Chinese proverb_? I mean, the monkeys know that the farmer can’t actually get to them, right_? No blow-guns in China and the proverb was created well before accurate small bore firearms existed. That’s why they’re up in the trees, watching and not hiding out. Amiright_? So why would the monkeys be impressed_? I mean if they’re smart enough to get it that the demonstration was for them and not just about getting dinner ready, then they’re smart enough to get it that they have little… Read more »
Phil Ossiferz Stone
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The monkeys can be as pissed as they like. It changes nothing, and our enemies know it. There’s a story on Instapundit about a kindergartner in an elite (!) California charter school being disciplined for not addressing a trannie classmate as their chosen sex. Think about the multiple layers of mutually reinforcing madness that requires, and the utter Good German gutlessness of the (non-child-abusing) parents, the faculty, and the entire school district. In a similar idiom, California state Senator Kevin DeLeon has publicly denounced Trump’s anti-illegal-immigration efforts, since half his family is here illegally and of *course* they use forged… Read more »
Rod1963
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The ruling class isn’t scaring people with it’s gang of anti-fa goons and rampaging college students tearing down statutes. It’s pissing white people off and making the authorities look like cowards by refusing to do anything. Short term the thugs are going to keep on winning as they have the establishment including law enforcement on their side in a vast majority of cases. This is also destroying their credibility with whites at a alarming rate. Already, one Catholic school in CA has been forced to remove it’s statue of Christ and the Virgin Mary because Muslims complained. I expect to… Read more »
edmg
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If a war does start in America, most of the military will be on the side of the right. Most of the cops will run and hide as soon as they face a significant threat, like they did in the LA riots. That only leaves the black-masked thugs. Meanwhile, the economy will collapse, and cities will become death-traps of starvation, disease and ethnic violence. This isn’t the 1800s: you can’t operate a just-in-time economy in the middle of a war. So a civil war in modern-day America will kill at least a hundred million people. Which is why no sane… Read more »
Woken
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Or maybe the majority of people want to destroy racism and white supremacy?

I’m gonna bet you guys don’t interact with many people. Your philosophy is repugnant to normal people.

Do yourself a favor and look up the blog rotter son YouTube

Jimmy
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That’s what your people told me about Trump.

Reality and history don’t obey your rules, no matter how sacrosanct you’ve considered them all your life

Alzaebo
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After 13 died in the Barcelona car jihad, hundreds of thousands marched.

The papers triumphantly declared that “they weren’t afraid… of Islamophobia!”

Jimmy
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If we win, the history books will look on that march as a mass surrender by pathetic traitors

A.B Prosper
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Hey it looks like tiny duck is back this time as woken

Might want to ban the guy

Tax Slave
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Ban a “tiny dick” or just laugh at him?

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Hence the Government Party freak out over Trump’s pardon of Sherriff Joe Arpaio. That was a textbook example of killing the chicken…the Obama-ites had been trying to take out Arpaio for YEARS. They wanted to get rid of him as a message to anybody else thinking about defying the Govt Party.

It’s telling, while also being unsurprising, that both Paul Ryan and John McCain have criticized the pardon.

It’s also a sign of things to come with Flynn and Manafort and that fraudulent Mueller investigation. That Arpaio pardon is a message on multiple levels.

TomA
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Clarity matters. Now, even the most disinterested citizen is likely to be aware that government is proactively lawless and therefore cannot be trusted to either protect the nation or secure our liberty. This loss of faith is non trivial and has the dual effect of undermining the public support system for government legitimacy while growing a quiet and covert dissidence. They seem to think that worst thing that can happen is that voters will be turned off and become apathetic.

jbspry
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“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” (The Declaration of Independence) When the Founders spoke… Read more »
Jimmy
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How long until it dawns on them that simply killing monkeys would be more efficient? Legitimacy be damned, it’s all gone anyway, might as well use power and roll out our guillotine before the dirt people bring theirs. It’s amazing this feeling that the entire mass of public opinion is on a knifes edge. If we personify this current climate as a kind of tyrannical king, a challenger has been quietly winning converts and building a power base in the shadows. No public defectors first but when they come they will come fast, the king will look around as his… Read more »
Peter
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I am hoping the American public sees what is going on, sees that their Constitutional rights are under threat by the totalitarian left, and that the left is trying to obliterate their heritage and history.

Member

First they came for the Nazis, but I said nothing because I wasn’t a Nazi…

Then they called everyone a Nazi.

Doug
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Yeah, that whole Mandate of Heaven thing is a bitch to run on the ragged edge, my heart really bleeds for the mandarin’s.

John Thisell
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Their folly will continue until they learn less than a third of the troops will fire on their countrymen.

Doug
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Lets all stop beating around the bush here and openly comment we are sick and fucking tired of this crap.
That this is our fucking country. Our culture.
And if they don’t back off there will be a revolution that eclipses all revolutions in history.

Because that is exactly no bones about it how I think.
What say all you?

Allan
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Let’s pretend for a moment that you are not a leftist provocateur. This is a fair assumption given what you wrote later and some tell tales of crudity such as your irregular use of an apostrophe to form plurals and inconsistent omisson of apostrophes when one is required. There will be no good revolution during the foreseeable future. Leading revolutionaries such as the Z monkey and Rush Blowhard’s fans insist by their own example that we should describe our worst enemies, communist internationalists, as “liberals”. These revolutionaries ought to know better, for it was the mendacious totalitarians who cloaked their… Read more »
Doug
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There’s another factor which underlies, ultimately where all this is going on here. That guns. There’s only two kinds of authority here for the mandarins. The consent that is given to them by the governed. And the power implicit, ultimately through the barrel of their guns they use to ultimately back up that assumed authority. The monkeys, they really hold the only moral authority. Monkey consent & withdrawal of monkey consent. That is the so called contract in a Constitutional Republic. The monkeys can defy and withdraw consent any time they choose. So the idea is to create a plurality… Read more »
Allan
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How can the 2nd am. be “the crux of the formation of this Republic” if the authority and consent of the governed comprise the lawful foundations of the republic? You have confused the foundations with a means to deter overbearing rulers. You have also misunderstood the 2nd am. which has little to say about keeping a pile of guns in your basement but something very interesting to say about a well regulated militia under the control of the tyrants whom you would resist with “Arms” hoarded on the pretext of the 2nd am. Every literate person who can think can… Read more »
Phil Ossiferz Stone
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#1: ‘Well regulated’ in the language of the day meant ‘in good working order.’

#2: The Founding Fathers did not stick a collective right in the middle of a list of individual ones.

The misunderstanding is all yours. Fortunately, your historical and political dyslexia is not our problem.

Allan
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Nice try, sophist. The militia clauses of A1 and A2 make it clear that “in good working order” means working according to the dictates of Congress and the elected emperor.

Alzaebo
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“Well regulated” literally means “a civilian unit trained to meet the standard of the Prussian manual of arms.”

Eclectic Esoteric
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” More and more to the hard left, you start seeing people willing to bear arms. I don’t run with people who don’t care for guns all that much.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/348137-the-real-threat-to-our-republic-is-the-orwellian-antifa

CaptDMO
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“When you strike at a king, you must kill him” is a famous expression by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
And a piss poor translation of his plagiarism from the Italian.

John the River
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In the same breath; scream about fascists, and then demand the monuments to Jefferson, Washington and Lincoln be torn down.
The ‘Founding Fathers’ were fascists? Over a hundred and fifty years before Hitler or Mussolini?

Martin
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Nigger Love. It’s a mental illness. The only cure is death. We’re gonna need a lot of rope.

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[…] There’s another expression that is useful now. It is an old Chinese idiom. “Kill the chicken to scare the monkey”, which refers to making an example out of someone in order to threaten others. This was a popular aphorism during the Cultural Revolution where Chinese officials would routinely make an example of a deviationist to remind anyone else with heretical ideas that there are consequences to challenging authority. The college professor paraded around school and forced to confess to made up crimes let the other professors know who was really in charge of the school. […]

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