Cross Posted at the Progressive Zionist
A few weeks ago, in the wake of the Aurora shootings I wrote a personal perspective regarding Guns and Gun Control here: Guns and Violence in America - A personal perspective. After that I asked friends on Facebook to read it and share their perspectives as well.
I was surprised but most people across the spectrum from Gun Owners to Non Gun Owners (of my friends) seemed to share this perspective. But I got an interesting comment from one of them who started talking about the "Great Gun Grab" being sponsored by the U.N. One thing he told me was that he was going to move to Israel when that happens (unfortunately for him he doesn't quite understand that Guns are highly controlled there but it is along the same lines as those who hate Obamacare moving to Canada), but the other thing he said was he might "hang out for when the revolution comes", and then suggested I buy a rifle.
My response was along the lines of... "Well, um.... ok" and I let it drop.
So today on Facebook I come across this posting from a Progressive Friend: Texas official warns of Obama civil war:
A Lubbock County, Texas, judge, the panhandle county's chief administrator, is asking for a tax increase to hire deputies for the inevitable civil war he believes would follow President Obama's re-election.According to Head, the second Obama term will see retaliation from the U.S. Government for open rebellion and that U.N. APC's (Armored Personnel Carriers) will be depositing U.N. Troops everywhere - apparently including Lubbock, Texas.
The way he puts it, Judge Tom Head wants to prepare for the "worst", which to him means "civil unrest, civil disobedience" and possible "civil war", according to a report from Fox 34 Lubbock
Judge Tom Head and Commissioner Mark Heinrich told the station this week that a 1.7 cent tax increase for the next fiscal year was necessary to prepare for many contingencies, including Obama's re-election. He also mentioned to the station that the county needs a pay increase is needed for the district attorney's office and more funds to pay for more sheriff's office deputies.
"He's going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the (United Nations), and what is going to happen when that happens?," Head asked the station during a Monday interview. "I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy."
The Houston Free Press, Lubbock County Judge Tom Head: 5 Factors To Consider As You Protect Your Homeland From Obama's UN Invasion has a great snarky article which list the following issues:
5. The UFO factorIs this something we need to particularly worry about now? I think probably not, but, I find it interesting that there are people talking about this and that as crazed as the Right has become that this is part of conversation amongst elected officials. But not only that, this is also a meme fostered by such powerful groups as the NRA (National Rifle Association) who in a a Robo-call (I got this particular one) asked if I agreed with the U.N. Gun Take-away and was I willing to surrender to the U.N.
4. Obama's fifth column
3. Is a 1.7-cent increase really enough?
2. Where to defend first?
1. What should we call this army? (this last one explores the possibility of the name "Give 'em Head" - Heh).
Anyway, I just thought this would make for interesting discussion, so... have at it.