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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:56 PM

6. If This Citadel Community Ever Gets Off the Ground . . .

. . . I hope we track the instances of domestic abuse that are sure to occur within those hallowed, "pro-gun" walls and compare them to the community-at-large that exists outside those walls.

Because here's the thing: I can understand a wide variety of demographic types being "pro-gun" in the sense that they just happen to own one or two firearms (for whatever purposes). What sets off alarm bells in this instance is the notion that this community, in particular, is (a) being formed with the notion that its denizens are under siege and need to retreat behind fortified walls, (b) feel the need to identify themselves as "pro-gun" before any and all other social identifiers, and (c) are presumably ready and willing to pay $40k each to a convicted extortionist, fear-mongering con-man and unregistered firearm owner in order to "commune and convivify" with their own. And by "their own" I mean paranoid, violent and (most probably--does anyone doubt it?) openly racist.

What flag will they fly inside this armed and angry citadel, I wonder? I'm not asking a rhetorical question; I truly do wonder. A blood-red swastika banner? (Too on-the-nose, I suspect.) The rebel flag of the Confederacy? (Ditto.) The Don't-Tread-On-Me hissing snake flag adopted by the Tea-baggers? (There's a strong possibility.) A Smith-&-Wesson (or other gun company) logo? (They might sponsor the community for the privilege of having their corporate banner flown atop the citadel's ramparts.) A US flag flown upside down to indicate distress? (Another strong possibility.)

This won't end well, I fear . . .

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