Archive for April 16th, 2005
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Minutemen, the Media and the Border: A Sense of Humor Is a Sense of Proportion
Let us say that you are in Britain in 1916. Across the English Channel, men are being killed in numbers never even imagined in history before. On the front in France a whole generation is dying in poison gas, on barbed wire, by charging into machine guns, by being bitten by huge rats in the trenches.
This has been going on for two years.
Then someone goes from Britain across the Channel for a soccer game, and the press suddenly announces, “There is trouble in France.” All the media go down to see, besides this routine World War I, what might happen in this soccer game to cause REAL trouble in Europe.
Wouldn’t that be sad? Wouldn’t that be insane?
Wouldn’t that be so nuts it would be hard to comment on?
What do you do when everybody loses all sense of proportion?
Our prisons in the two largest states, Texas and California, are burgeoning with murderers and rapists who have crossed the border illegally. Mexico routinely protects Mexican rapists and murderers who go back to their homeland after child molesting, murder and more against American citizens.
But the Minutemen went down to the border and the media were suddenly galvanized. Suddenly, without the slightest awareness of how ridiculous they were being, they all announced that there might be real trouble on the Mexican border.
After decades of massive slaughter by those crossing the border, we are suddenly faced with “real” trouble.
And what is this “real” trouble? Some Americans, the Minutemen, are going down to the border and reporting illegals to the border patrol.
Like a soccer team crossing the Channel in 1916, these Minutemen are about to cause “real” trouble on the Rio Grande.
And nobody cracks a smile.
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Stepping On The Toes That COUNT
There is a certain insane logic to the press declaring that Minutemen could cause “REAL trouble on the border.”
The same insane logic applies to that soccer team, in the middle of World War I, that might cause REAL trouble in France.
You see, millions of young men were dying in France, but that was not REAL trouble.
Why? Because the Authorities were getting those young men killed. Sure they were dying in horrible agony, but the Proper Authorities were doing it. Prime Ministers and generals have every right to kill a few million young people if they feel like it. That’s why they are generals. That’s why they are Prime Ministers.
But the soccer team is not the Proper Authorities. There could be a riot at that soccer game, a riot which the Proper Authorities did not authorize.
Sure a few hundred Americans will be attacked this week by illegal immigrants the Proper Authorities, meaning the Border Patrol, let get into the United States.
The Border Patrol is the Proper Authority. It is doing its job. That’s not REAL trouble.
The Minutemen are going to cause REAL trouble on the border because they are just American citizens, not Proper Authorities. And that is exactly what the media are talking about.
What would happen to the media if just anybody were allowed to report the news? They wouldn’t be “the media” anymore.
What would happen if just any American were allowed to protect his nation’s border? What would happen if a bunch of people who called themselves “The Sons of Liberty” started taking action against the Proper Authorities appointed by His Majesty King George III?
It could cause a revolution.
It DID cause a revolution. So the “real trouble” on the border has nothing to do with murderers or rapists or child molesters being protected in Mexico.
The media are saying that “real trouble” has nothing to do with death or destruction happening to human beings. “Real trouble” is not when the rights of the people are violated. “Real trouble” means that the rights of the BORDER PATROL are being violated.
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Cases Where It Wasn’t “Real Trouble”
One average citizen was financially ruined because he made a joking remark about terrorism in an airport. He said something like, “You better look in my luggage. There might be bomb in there.”
He spent years spending all his money trying to stay out of prison for his remark.
Then an ex-governor of South Carolina was caught with a pistol in his carry-on luggage.
But the ex-governor was a Proper Authority. The press reported it, it was an embarrassment to him, but everybody laughed it off.
The media were outraged when Teddy Kennedy ended up on one of those Potential Terrorist lists. If YOU end up as one of those computer glitches naming YOU as a former terrorist, nobody in the media will be outraged about it.
If somebody executes a repeat child-killer, the media will be outraged. If you are killed on the street tomorrow by a repeat criminal, no one will care.
You are NOT a “Proper Authority.” What happens to you is of no importance to the media. The media are Proper Authorities, too. The media have FCC licenses. The Border Patrol have badges.
You don’t matter. Proper Authority is what matters.
If you carry a gun to protect yourself, you are a trouble-maker.
This year, a few hundred nurses and other hospital workers will be assaulted and crippled or killed on their way to the hospital because they are not allowed to have any means of self-defense. They can’t carry weapons on the way to the hospital because weapons are forbidden IN the hospital.
You see, having a gun in a hospital is just “asking for trouble.”
Because hospital workers don’t have badges. Hospital workers are not Proper Authorities.
Sure, you could call it “trouble” if a health care worker gets shot on the street by an armed thug. But that is not REAL trouble.
The Minutemen are REAL trouble because they are infringing on the rights of people with badges, the Border Patrol, the Proper Authorities. Health care workers being killed on the street is not REAL trouble. It is only REAL trouble if they defend themselves, because that is the monopoly of the Proper Authorities.
If health care workers protect themselves, they are infringing on the rights of the guys with badges, the only Proper Authorities who have the right to carry guns.
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Real Trouble Is Sedition
History says that the media are right about what REAL TROUBLE is.
History says that if the Proper Authorities don’t protect other Proper Authorities, it can lead straight to revolution.
First the people start challenging the rights of the Proper Authorities to govern them, just because they feel that the Proper Authorities don’t give a damn what happens to them. Pretty soon the people will start to say that the people, “We the People of the United States of America,” should actually RUN things.
And if the people start running things for their own benefit, what will happen to the Proper Authorities?
No, the media tell us, “We the People” have no right to take over. This is a country of Laws, not of mere men.
The media are dead right about this. The lawyers are right about this. The police are right about this.
When the people begin to think in terms of their own rights instead of the rights of the police and the lawyers and the media, it will not just be “real trouble.”
It will be a revolution.
An American Revolution!
How subversive can you get?
(Reprinted to Blog from email list of 4/16/05)
*** Bob’s Insider’s Message ***
I may have to retract a statement I made last month on “The Political Cesspool” radio program. On that broadcast, I commented that the producers of Sean Hannity’s radio program must have to work really hard to find him guests dumber than he is.
Driving along the other evening, I happened to tune into a replay of the Sean Hannity Show. He was interviewing a member of the Minutemen. At first, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the Minutemen were getting some national exposure on a major media outlet. But as the interview went on, it became obvious why Hannity has become such a media darling. He is a Respectable’s Respectable.
Sean was praising the Minutemen, and going on about how he needed to come down there himself, etc. He said he just couldn’t understand why the Republicans won’t seize the issue of border security. The Minuteman spokesman was gushing on about how much they all liked Hannity, and tuned into his programs.
So, you are saying, maybe ole Sean isn’t so bad after all. He was praising the Minutemen! But was he praising them for turning back the tide of Mexicans and other unwanteds? Well, not exactly.
Hannity was praising the Minutemen for their approach. They were being non-confrontational, and most importantly, were keeping “racist groups” as far away from the operation as possible. He then went on to say he didn’t care what kind of immigration policy we had, as long as we had one. In other words, he wanted laws put on the books and followed, even if they created even more immigration!
I am sure Hannity wants a Guest Worker Program exactly the way O’Reilly does. It was the Guest Worker Program in Europe that began the program that will make Europe fifty percent Moslem by the middle of this century.
Guest Worker Programs NEVER work.
To put it down where the hogs can get to it, Hannity wants a Respectable Immigration Policy. One that doesn’t actually solve the problem, which is non-white immigration into the country, but one that follows the rules, whatever those rules may be.
And he was adamant that “racists” not be involved. I suppose he would rather have his wife raped and children murdered than have a “racist” step in and defend them. Well, at least, YOUR wife and children. I’m sure he lives in a well guarded community in Long Island.
So Sean Hannity is smart enough to do his job, and do it well. Hopefully, more of our people will become smart enough to see through him.