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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:57 AM

A Message To The NRA From The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

A Message To The NRA From The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
By Paul Bibeau

Hey, guys.

Pestilence here. The other riders and I are pretty busy lately, but we wanted to take a moment and make something clear. In the days ahead many of you will be deploying some pretty stupid arguments against gun control in this country. The whole "cars are deadly, knives are deadly, Nazis started this, and anyway, what about abortion?" kind of dealie. God, it makes our heads hurt just thinking about it. When you write this stuff you make the internet even more stupid than it already is. Instead of wading into this nonsense we wanted to just address one very specific notion you'll be sharing with your friends on Facebook.

You really think gun ownership protects you from the government taking your rights.

This isn't even an argument at all. It's a poorly-conceived Red Dawn fantasy. You say things like this, because in some ugly part of your brain you want to see yourself fighting the globalist army after the collapse of our country. And you have that particular dream because you're old and white, and you're afraid of the way this country is changing. The guns give you a feeling of control.

Okay, well, first of all... when the balloon really goes up you're certainly going to die very, very quickly. It won't be like the movies, trust us. You will lumber down into your basement to start the generator, and you will trip, cut yourself on a rusty lawn mower part, or maybe just have a massive cardiac, because you're overweight, and the only thing you stand a chance against with that AK-47 is a deer. There's a whole political party devoted to telling people like you - the most soft and privileged and pampered members of this wonderful country - that you're some hardy band of rebels fighting oppression. That little fairy tale will evaporate before Glenn Beck collects his gold chips.

The rest: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171090/-A-Message-To-The-NRA-From-The-Four-Horsemen-Of-The-Apocalypse

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Reply A Message To The NRA From The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (Original post)
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 OP
Atman Dec 2012 #1
Paladin Dec 2012 #2
bullwinkle428 Dec 2012 #3
klook Dec 2012 #4
rdking647 Dec 2012 #6
MNBrewer Dec 2012 #8
paulbibeau Dec 2012 #22
blueamy66 Dec 2012 #5
paulbibeau Dec 2012 #18
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #7
Locrian Dec 2012 #9
tex-wyo-dem Dec 2012 #16
riderinthestorm Dec 2012 #10
cynatnite Dec 2012 #11
spanone Dec 2012 #12
EnviroBat Dec 2012 #13
ReRe Dec 2012 #14
ellisonz Dec 2012 #15
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #17
paulbibeau Dec 2012 #19
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #21
apnu Dec 2012 #20

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:09 AM

1. Brilliant!

:kick:

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:11 AM

2. I Don't Think Our Resident Gun Enthusiasts Will Be Amused.


Thanks once again, WilliamPitt.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:12 AM

3. Awesome!! This is wonderfully Rude Pundit-esque!

K&R.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:28 AM

4. Yep - The kind of stupidity required to maintain this worldview is beyond me.

Some idiot commenting on the Mother Jones "20 Astounding Gun Ads" roundup:
The second amendment has absolutely nothing to do with hunting. It is to assure that if need be, that the citizens be armed to take power back from a corrupt tyrannical leadership, which is exactly where we are headed. That is also why they want to ban the guns, complete control. And yes we do need those automatic weapons if that's what we would be fighting against in a revolution scenario.


These cretins actually think they would stand any kind of chance against the United States military if it came down to armed resistance.


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Response to klook (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:40 AM

6. it worked for the viet cong

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:10 AM

8. so it'll get the Americans to leave America?

Is that what you're saying?

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Response to klook (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:56 AM

22. Thanks for posting this graphic...

Doesn't that picture make you stop and think we need a U turn in foreign policy? Like, if even Dwight D. Eisenhower saw it, it'd turn him into a damn commie?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:35 AM

5. Bibeau is a freaking genius!

 

I know a guy who has been asked to leave a shooting range twice.... once for discharging his weapon and almost shooting his foot off and once when his gun "fell apart" after he had cleaned it.

He fits Bibeau's characterization to a T. Old, white, clumsy....and may I add delusional?!?!

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:01 AM

18. You're too kind. Thank you very much.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:43 AM

7. That's one of the best things I have ever read.

Really exposes the gun humpers for the fools they are.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:22 AM

9. help


You really think gun ownership protects you from the government taking your rights.

This isn't even an argument at all. It's a poorly-conceived Red Dawn fantasy. You say things like this, because in some ugly part of your brain you want to see yourself fighting the globalist army after the collapse of our country. And you have that particular dream because you're old and white, and you're afraid of the way this country is changing. The guns give you a feeling of control.


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Ok - so we're talking improved gun laws, access to mental health, etc

Can we talk about ways to address this issue? How do we get people involved in FIXING the gov and actually helping out vs creating end times scenarios? Seems like fixing THAT would help a small bit, yes? Reduce the fear, reduce the demand for security blankets for at least some (fantasy) issues.

That goes double for all the FOX, Rush, etc fools stoking the flames.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:54 PM

16. Oh, I agree if it were possible....

But I'm not so sure it is for a lot of the most serious cases of paranoia.

I say this because I've known a lot of people that fall into this category and I've come to the conclusion that they are suffering from a psychological disorder that may stem from genetics, and are, for all intents and purposes, unreachable. Fortunately they are a small minority and need to be pushed to the fringe where they belong when it comes to making policy decisions. Unfortunately, the likes of FOX, Rush, Beck, et al make it seem as though they constitute mainstream thought and stoke the fire of this vocal and unstable minority.

The article absolutely nails these psychopaths...it's been my experience that many of them DO have wet fantasies about having to defend themselves against a "tyrannical government" or blow away an intruder in their home just to give them the opportunity/excuse to use their guns. They get off on the thought.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:36 AM

10. Brilliant. The NRA silence right now is allowing some important voices/views to be heard

Its almost like that hush the Obama Admin allowed during the summer before the ACA vote, when "death panels" and other propaganda was allowed to seep into the national conscience.

The NRA silence is allowing some sanity to seep into the public media sphere.

I'm grateful, wary, and hopeful that maybe we can alter some perceptions. Of course the worst of the true gunner believers will never be persuaded but some folks can be reached during this time.

K&R!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:09 AM

11. This line here says it all...

The guns give you a feeling of control.

That is it in a nutshell.

The entire piece is brilliant writing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:11 AM

12. k&r...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:55 AM

13. Makes me think of the ex and her "new family"...



And yes, despite the recent tragic events in CT, this is STILL her Facebook cover photo. These assholes don't stand a chance...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:08 PM

14. You nailed it, Will

... and thanks for doing it. That title kicks butt too. "Pestilence here."

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:25 PM

15. K & R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:16 AM

17. K&R. Excellent.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:05 AM

19. Thanks very much for sharing this.

Like many of you, I was pretty devastated by what happened in Connecticut. I wish I could say I was shocked, or even a little tiny bit surprised. I was not.

We have to do something about this. It's good to see that many of you agree.

Happy and safe holidays,

Paul

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Response to paulbibeau (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:09 AM

21. Same to you, Paul!

I ran this in the Truthout/BuzzFlash newsletter earlier this week as well. Great stuff.

Cheers!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:07 AM

20. Ah HAHAHA! Loved it (nt)

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