Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight. The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.
A Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador.
December 14, 2018
Venezuelans regret gun ban, ‘a declaration of war against an unarmed population’
[Never give up your guns. Only your enemy wants you disarmed.—Joe]
“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people…”
But they didn’t, did they? No, they didn’t.
I hate to burst y’all’s bubble, but in fact guns are not a vital pillar to anything whatsoever but destroying targets. QED.
In fact, if the people are not grounded, anchored, rock-solid in the basic principles, unmovable, then guns or no guns they are like the man who built his house on a foundation of sand; the first heavy storm is going to whisk it away.
Different people have very different, incompatible definitions of “free” also. To some, a “free people” is one that that is “free” to vote itself endless largess from its government, for but one example.
And so it comes down to the “C-word” (coercion).
Willingly giving what is yours to give, to the needy, wanting nothing in return, is charity.
Coercive redistribution is larceny.
Most people can’t, or won’t, see the difference. They choose rather to view larceny as public policy, wholesale coercion, as compassion.
And who is there to correct them? Practically all Republicans and all Democrats, right and left, conservative and progressive, “Christian”, atheist, and satin-worshiper, and all major media, and all major “entertainment”, believe, or are willing to accept, or promote, that wholesale coercion under a Central Panning Authority is charity. Therefore they will have to view property rights as anti-charity, thus evil.
If such a people have guns their fall into division, chaos and destruction, which is a certainty unless they change their hearts and minds, is only the more deadly.
Unfortunately that appears to describe America. What are you going to do about it?
Only to a certain extent can I sympathize with the Venezuelans in their predicament. They fell for the promise of ‘free$#!+’, voted in socialist scum, and are suffering the consequences of their greed and ignorance of history after they willingly disarmed. (I don’t care what ‘law’ is passed. People stupidly obey such disarmament idiocy at their own considerable peril, case in point)
Either they’ll rise to the occasion and at great cost, find and take arms, kill their oppressors and regain their freedoms, or they won’t. The U.S. and other nations can provide assistance, or not, but it’s up to the people of Venezuela, not any other people, to do this, or sit and whine.
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