From one of my favorite GunBloggers, pantsless Robb Allen of the ParaJarrettBlackwaterBloggers (how I file my bookmarks):
Continuing my ‘Link to Sean’ theme, something I’ve always believed has had yet more proof thrown on the stack. This is from a book from a ‘big time’ gun controller, Josh Horrowitz
Recognize Insurrectionism as a threat to the entire progressive movement. Too many political progressives assume that the gun rights movement can be co-opted or simply ignored. Progressives fail to understand that the Insurrectionist idea is part and parcel of a broader reactionary worldview. Unless progressives recognize that the Insurrectionist premise of the modern gun rights movement is fundamentally hostile to the progressive project and its values, the “conservative” movement will use gun rights as a building block for organizing and propagandizing.
Why is the gun movement fundamentally hostile? Easy. Gun ownership is one of the major signs of independence, especially self-defense guns. By carrying a weapon upon your person or in your home, you signify that you are willing to stand up for yourself, that you do not intend to rely on the state to provide for your protection. Hunters show they do not need to rely on the USDA certifying their meats or the heavy taxation and regulations placed on the food supply. And self reliance is the death knell for ‘progressivism’, which demands that you bow before the all powerful state so that everyone can share in the misery.
And that ain’t going to happen.
This is why the Coalition to Stop Gun Ownership Violence has to resort to personal attacks and ‘outing’ gun bloggers (which, slathered in schadenfreude, has gotten them kicked off of Twitter) . It’s why they delete comments that do not tow the party line and are the prime reason the term ‘Reasoned Discourse’ is an oxymoron. Unless the comment contains threats, illegal material, blatant racism, or spam, they stay here. I don’t even have the mechanics behind the scene to moderate comments. I do this because I know the truth and that my beliefs can stand up to anything the anti’s can try to throw at me.
It’s cliché but it’s true; It’s not about guns, it’s about control. And the progressive mindset seeks to enslave you to an all powerful state, for your own good as you are too stupid to do it yourself. It is rather difficult to corral people into the boxcars though when they can shoot your ass.
posted @ 5/19/2011 9:56:05 AM
As friend GunBlogger Say Uncle observed:
self reliance is the death knell for ‘progressivism’
I’d like to believe that independent people are not viewed as a threat to progressive ideals. But, as Josh Horowitz indicates, even they don’t pretend that’s the case any more.)
Another friend Gunbloggger Kevin Baker commented there: A long time ago, someone using the handle “Ironbear” put it this way:
This is a conflict of ideologies…
The heart of the conflict is between those to whom personal liberty is important, and those to whom liberty is not only inconsequential, but to whom personal liberty is a deadly threat.
You said it yourself some time back: If you fuck with me bad enough, I’ll kill your ass.
That’s the ultimate statement of the sovereign individual, the anti-collectivist, the “reactionary.” AND THEY KNOW IT.
Your personal liberty is a deadly threat to them. Rob’s right, it is rather difficult to corral people into the boxcars when they can shoot your ass.
From my standpoint, the thing is, “Progressives” are the only ones committed to a late 19th Century Ideology, so they are the real reactionaries.