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  •  Bumper sticker on a neighbor's car: (5+ / 0-)

    "Fear the government that fears your gun!"

    I'm not even sure what the hell that means.

    •  Interesting (2+ / 0-)
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      rightiswrong, joe shikspack

      What it means to me is, if you think the government should be made to fear the people by arming the people, if you act on that you may get what you wish for, namely a government that recognizes an existential threat from the governed.  Syria is the result.

      •  I actually read it as almost a tacit endorsement (0+ / 0-)

        for political assassination with legalized weapons. Notice how nutbag slogans are coined with the intent of being just outside the reading comprehension of the intended audience?

        It allows enough ambiguity to not be responsible for those who try to act out the message.

    •  key word: "Fear" (2+ / 0-)
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      rightiswrong, joe shikspack

      it's all about the fear.

      sometimes I fantasize about pulling up beside people with weird bumper stickers and asking them what exactly is going on in their minds.

      Here I am! I'm up here! Where are you? - the Red-eyed Vireo

      by mightymouse on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 07:28:55 AM PDT

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    •  I would take it to mean (0+ / 0-)

      ... that the government that fears your gun will try to take your gun away, so you should fear that and try to weaken the government. To protect your right to shoot shit, you see.

      Face it. The underlying concept for all of the pro-gun rhetoric is that the guns need to be kept to defend people from government. They add the term "tyrannical" to try to give the concept legitimacy, but tyranny to them is anyone requiring something of them, no matter how trivial.

      On, #Wisconsin! On, #Wisconsin! Stand up, Badgers, sing! "Forward" is our driving spirit, Loyal voices ring.

      by Mr Bojangles on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 08:26:35 AM PDT

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