Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Civil War approaches

I wish I could be surprised at this:
I’d like you all to meet Rita. She’s an ICU Nurse at Miami Valley Hospital. She was one of the many heroes that helped save lives in Dayton following the mass shooting.
While President Trump was visiting the hospital, he was told about her hard work. He personally approached her, thanked her and asked for a photo. She was so happy and ecstatic to meet the President.
She posted the photo online and has since received numerous death threats, harassing messages and pure bullying. As a result, she deleted her Facebook and now has to be escorted in and out of work.
We may be past the point where future historians draw the line showing the start of Civil War 2.0.  And this episode is instructive about how proposed "Red Flag" laws will be enforced - only against one side.  The leftists in Dayton are free to intimidate an Emergency Room nurse with impunity, while the Organs of the State go after gun owners.  Remember TJIC?
I've linked several times to posts over at the blog Dispatches from TJICistan.  TJIC is an outspoken (some might say extremely so) advocate of smaller government.  He's also a firearms owner in the People's Republic of Massachusetts.  While he owns guns, it appears that he's no longer allowed to possess any:
ARLINGTON (CBS) – A blog threatening members of Congress in the wake of the Tucson, Arizona shooting has prompted Arlington police to temporarily suspend the firearms license of an Arlington man.
It was the headline “1 down and 534 to go” that caught the attention. “One” refers to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in the rampage, while 534 refers to the other members of the U.S. House and Senate.

Police are investigating the “suitability” of 39-year-old Travis Corcoran to have a firearms license
And just like that he lost his second amendment rights for exercising his first amendment rights.  Think it will be different with Red Flag laws?  As I wrote back then, a decade ago:
It would be one thing if the law were applied equally to all.  It's not, and it will be applied disproportionately to us, because we hold views considered by some in power to be Double Plus Ungood.  Lefties in particular, this is your moment.  You say that you stand for good governance.  Prove it.
Well, they've showed what their idea of "good governance" is.  Good and hard.


Aesop said...

I've referenced it multiple times:
The Leftards are going to keep playing with this until it goes off in their faces, like this video:

Beans said...

We've been in the 'cold' phase, where the powers on each side is using proxy forces to do their deeds, for a long time.

Things stayed mostly in the dark for the Reagan-Bush era, as the others worked on infiltrating government positions. So when the post-R&B era took over, the gov was fully filled with willing servants of the dark side.

Now we have open lawfare thanks to Clinton, which ramped up to widespread lawfare during the reign of King Lightbringer (well, he acted like a king, didn't he?) And the lawfare side of government actively resisting our current president, to the point that he can talk about doing something, and we all know pretty much what circuit and what judge will 'invalidate' any of Trump's actions before he acts.

We're getting close to open war. Not yet. Close. The next presidential election will be the kickoff, I believe, unless the forces on all sides of the Left pull back, which I think even if they do they'll discover that their puppets are out of control.

I'd be looking at myself in a mirror wondering who the crazy man was just 10 years ago for writing this. But, as we've seen, reality seems to be more crazy than what we perceive it to be.

Must be time to change out the aluminium lining of my tinfoil hat...

And get the kevlar ready.

Dangit, with the high costs of meds it is hard to build a bunker and stock said bunker these days... Almost as if it was planned to bankrupt the common people using the medical system... wait... what??? Aw, man, even the tinfoil's not working anymore...

Old NFO said...

Yep, steps closer each day... Dammit...

LSP said...

Well said.

waepnedmann said...

A friend of mine taught political science at a state U back in the 70s.
I met him after he gave that up for honest work.
He had a theory that there would not be revolution by the American working class until the cost of a six-pack of Budweiser exceed minimum hourly wage.
We crossed that Rubicon a couple of years ago.