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  •  And this isn't about the army. (0+ / 0-)

    This isn't about me and the army. Quit trying to drag me off topic. I was sleepy last night after going to see django unchained - great movie IMO. The Alan West quote was to point out that there is a group of people who have severe hate of another group of people JUST FOR POLITICAL REASONS, RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA TODAY.

    How much more emphasis must I use to point that out to you?

    This is about how disarmament of Group A created the OPPORTUNITY for Group A to be abused and persecuted by Group B.

    Disarmed blacks and the Klan.
    Peasants and serfs and the French nobility.
    Modern tibetans and the Han chinese.
    Darfur.

    And to some lesser extent this applies to other group interactions such as
    Kurds and Saddam Hussein.
    Current day Syrians and King Assad

    And in the future this can easily apply to
    Non evangelists and an evangelical Potus.

    This opportunistic oppression happens. Fill in OTHER examples for yourself as an academic exercise.

    It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink.

    by JayFromPA on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 04:15:37 AM PST

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    •  Group A and Group B? (0+ / 0-)

      What is this?  A grammar school math problem?  Who the hell are you talking about?  Who's in which group?  And once you figure out who's in Group A, maybe you can then explain how only they will be disarmed so that the dastardly but-as-yet-unidentified members of Group B can "oppress" them.

      BTW, even though you say it's not about the army, pretty much every one of your examples involves a central government using its military to oppress people.  So even if your analogies were valid (and they're not even close) you'll be up against the American military, a fact which you seem to concede when you throw out the fear of an "evangelical POTUS."

      Not only is this paranoid fantasy, it's not even terribly well thought through.  I'm sure there are some survivalist authors who could provide you with a better story line.  

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 05:02:48 PM PST

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