Ruk: That was the equation! Existence. Survival must cancel out programming.
Star Trek What are little girls made of 1966
Data: I Cannot permit this to continue
Star Trek TNG The Most Toys 1990
Amy Pond: You took my baby from me. And hurt her. And now she’s all grown up and she’s fine, but I’ll never see my baby again.
Madame Kovarian: But you’ll still save me, though. Because *he* would, and you’d never do anything to disappoint your precious Doctor.
Rory: Ma’am, we have to go, now!
Amy Pond: [to Kovarian] The Doctor is very precious to me, you’re right. But do you know what else he is, Madame Kovarian? Not here.
Doctor Who The Wedding of River Song 2011
If you’ve read the first three parts of my worries concerning the IRS scandal there is one assumption that might not make sense to you.
The left often portrays the Tea Party as a group of violent gun toting thugs, ready to snap into a multi-shot rage at the drop of a hat. A collection of cowboys. That being the case, why on earth would they not fear to provoke such well armed people with a violent streak?
The answer is very simple. The left may say all these things about the right and violence, but the leaders who spew this stuff know it simply isn’t true.
They’ve seen the tea party crowds pick up after themselves, they’ve seen the right to life marches bury the capital in people without an arrest. They saw Glenn Beck events take place with little or no incidents.
Even more significantly they’ve seen their own speakers at colleges around the country walk without fear while speakers of the right need massive security to function.
This has gone on for years and years and years without a reaction. The left assumes that as long as they don’t strike first at the right they can do what they wish. It’s reached the point where the very suggestion that the right would fight back is almost quaint.
This forgets a basic fact about the traditional American Culture that the left have abandoned: Americans take a long time to reach their breaking point but if you keep prodding them they eventually reach it. Consider:
There were decades of problems with England before the colonies finally rebelled and even so only a 1/3 of the supported it.
We paid off the Barbary pirates for years before finally deciding Enough!
Impressment went on for many years before War was declared on England
Ten years passed between the Alamo and the Mexican war
The slavery issue boiled for decades before Sumter, Europe fought for 3 years before America jumped into World War I and if Japan didn’t hit Pearl Harbor FDR would have had a hard time getting the US to declare war on the Nazi’s.
Even in modern times, the 1st gulf war took months before things started. Without September 11th there are no wars in Iraq or Afghanistan and even in Iraq it was a very long build up to war and votes in congress before the bombs started falling.
American culture traditionally is like an old Popeye cartoon. It takes hit after hit after hit until finally it exclaims:
Or if you want a more current example one you might understand better. (and current is pretty relative here) consider the Star Trek the Next generation episode: The Most Toys. After kidnapping and imprisonment Data finally gets a chance to escape.
When people read this this
As chairman of the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee, Duncan (R-S.C.) toured a federal law enforcement facility in late May and noticed agents training with the semi-automatic weapons at a firing range. They identified themselves as IRS, he said.
“When I left there, it’s been bugging me for weeks now, why IRS agents are training with a semi-automatic rifle AR-15, which has stand-off capability,” Duncan told POLITICO. “Are Americans that much of a target that you need that kind of capability?”
A bureaucracy is bad. A politicized bureaucracy is worse. A paramilitary politicized bureaucracy is nuts. And, in fact, evil. There is no reason in a civilized society why the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Paperwork should have his own Seal Team Six. As I wrote in the magazine last year
Please note that the story says that the Secret Service acknowledged that there was no threat. Then why were they visiting this person and talking about taking his guns away? I have no problem with the Secret Service following up on a possible threat, but this is simply harassing political opposition–similar to the misuse of the IRS.
people are going to start concluding this:
The government of The United States is not legitimate.
That’s all he can stands, he can’t stands no more!
If enough people start thinking that in our well armed society, bad things happen. I really don’t think the left sees this danger or if they do perhaps they have decided that an armed paramilitary IRS etc is the way to solve it.
I submit and suggest that the best solution to this is not IRS agents with AK-15s ready to shoot guitar makers who might resist. Perhaps instead Government might try regaining the trust of the people by acting like they work for them rather that rule them.
It’s so crazy it just might work, but I suspect there are plenty on the left who won’t care, as long as willing dupes do their fighting for them
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