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Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Progressive Mindset


There are a lot of well meaning, fearful people in the world.

Those people read the news and are fearful of what might happen to them at any minute of any day. They link firearms to that fear and take counsel from their fears without having any idea of how the world really works. Usually those people find comfort in the nanny state, which promises that they will protect these human sheep from the cold and harsh world.



However comforting fairytales can be, they don't square with reality.


Regardless of what well-meaning people tell you about the world, violence is the natural order of things. In the animal kingdom you are prey or you are predator. Despite the assertions of the "progressive movement", we are all faced with the same facts in our lives.

Civilization exists because we all agree that we'll push nature aside and work things out on less dangerous terms, but nevertheless, at the core of it, violence is the only currency that matters. The military and police do violence so others will not have to. An armed civilian at home is prepared to do violence should someone attempt to harm their family at night. 

Peace is maintained, not through goodwill as many believe, but by those still willing to do violence on behalf of those who prefer to believe it does not exist. Peace is maintained through violent hands.  ("The Spartans do not inquire how many the enemy are, but where they are.")

The liberal elite, flush with wealth, hire rough men to surround them and keep them from harm and do not mind that the rest of world doesn't have that option.

16 comments:

  1. "it's a puppy eat puppy world" - GOODSTUFF

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    1. That brings to mind that fool who moved to Kodiac Island, and pitched a tent among the Grizzly Bears, believing that having good will would keep him safe. He provided a source of food to the bears and I'm sure that they considered that good will on his part.

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  3. Having been brought up on Grimms Fairytales, I'm ready for anything and trust me, I 'aint holding my breath for some Prince Charming or a castle full of ball gowns but more like the big bad wolf and all other evils lurking in the darkness. Thankfully there are no guns on this island of mine or I would be living alone.

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    1. There are lot of guns on your island. You simply don't know where to go looking to find them.

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    2. Oh I do. They belong to the big bad wolf and all his forest dwelling gangsters and they usually fight among themselves and anyone taking their turf or ego status. Middle class suburbia is left for Mummy road rage and the occasional Post office robbery.

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    3. It's fun to screw with gangsters such as those. I did it for a living for a long time.

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  4. Well said, and once again the rules are ONLY for us peons, not the elites... yeah, right!

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    1. It's gratifying that we have elite, intellectual progressives like John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros and Joe Biden to think for us because we're far too stupid to manage it ourselves.

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  5. I'm a bit concerned that you didn't get the memo, "The Government is Your Friend." That's why we'll all be safer when they take our guns and we can't defend ourselves.

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    1. They'll send the police, who will arrive in minutes when seconds count.

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  6. The most terrifying words an American can hear; "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you."

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    1. But you WERE from the government and you WERE there to help... However, so was I and I take your point completely.

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  7. Wars improve civilization.
    The killing part anyway.

    Wo

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    1. Most of us were made into very good killing machines.

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