I’ve had a couple people ask me if I had any clues what was going on with Kim duToit’s site, why it was down, etc. I also saw a lot of people visit my site via search engines with query strings about Kim. About all I could determine without given him a call (which I was hesitant to do because I don’t really know him that well) was that a connection could be made to the machine but it was refusing requests–someone had turned the site off.
AnarchAngel has the story, the essence of which is:
I have communicated briefly with Connie Du Toit, and there is a business issue requiring Kim and Connie to take the site down right now, and without any notice. They can’t provide details yet but expect some information in a few days.
The last few months have had a very sobering effect on me. Think about this:
Q: How many gun bloggers openly use their real names?
A: Not many.
Q: What percentage of those have had “problems” of some sort because of that?
A: A lot.
Q: How many anti-freedom bloggers do you know of that have “had problems?”
A: None that I know of. But I don’t “travel in those circles.” Anyone that you know of?
If you have to “stay in the closet” to be safe then how safe are you? Did the Jews in Nazi Germany increase their safety by “keeping their heads down”? It’s a predator/prey type situation. If you go into hiding then you are saying, “I am the prey.” You embolden the enemies of freedom. They become the full time predators. They are at the top of the food-chain. If we don’t bring a few of those predators down, feed on them, and scatter their sun-bleached bones on the range among our empty brass shell casing we have nothing but fear and hiding in our future.
Careful now. Think about this. Who are our true predators? They aren’t just someone that advocates for their own imagined safety at our expense. The predators are those that attempt to harm us personally (socially, financially, etc. as well as physically–which is unlikely) because they do not want our voices heard in open debate. If you were to target someone for the loss of their job just because they advocated some new restriction on firearms then you are no better than those that targeted me or Kim for our activism. In essence you cannot initiate “force”–you can only respond when they have initiated the use of “force” against you or another innocent party. Don’t think this means you have to “play nice”. Don’t just whine about things for a while. If they initiate “force” they have given you the signal for you to transform into a ferocious predator. You aren’t done until you are napping in the sun with a full belly and the vultures are feeding on the remnants of the carcass.
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