Posts Tagged resistance

Nazis Loved Gun Control

From The Stream:

What did those countries where the Nazis saw armed resistance have in common? The resistance forces had access to private weapons. Polish resistance forces such as the Home Army had stored caches of military-grade weapons before the country’s final surrender. Jewish militias that would later rise up in the Warsaw ghetto had also obtained weapons, sometimes from other sympathetic Poles. In Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the parts of Western Russia that saw serious partisan activity, the resisters were also armed with leftover military weapons or smuggled arms from Stalin. French resistance forces — which only became a serious threat when Hitler broke his alliance with Stalin in 1941 and French Communists stopped collaborating — had stockpiled caches of arms, and received more via airdrops from Britain.

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Anti-Trumpers Consider Military Coup

From The Washington Examiner:

Recently, two retired Army officers speculated about deploying a brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division to overpower Trump’s “private army” that they believe the defeated president will use to try to cling to office. Another retired officer, a former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, imagined the military in battle with armed Trump supporters, the result being that “all bets are off as to how much blood might flow.”

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Beto: Confiscation and Registration

The Democrats have been gas-lighting gun owners for years claiming confiscation and registration were “crazy” fears.

From Townhall:

“This is a country that has produced the leadership that will ensure that we not only have universal background checks and red flag laws and end the sale of those weapons of war, but that we go the necessary steps further as politically difficult as they may be,” O’Rourke explained. “A gun registry in this country, licensing for every American who owns a firearm and every single one of those AR15s and AK47s will be bought back so they’re not on our streets, not in our homes, do not take the lives of our fellow Americans.”

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Poland Remembers Warsaw Uprising Every August 1st

From twentytwowords.com:

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Olympic Arms Refuses Sales To All NY Law Enforcement

In the wake of LaRue Tactical’s decision to only sell civilian versions of guns to law enforcement, Olympic Arms has posted a press release on their Facebook page that states they will no longer sell their product to any government agency of the state of New York.

In short, Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York – henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.

 

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Eaten are the Peace Makers

In 1835, a few hundred miles east of New Zealand, an island society with “a tradition of resolving disputes peacefully” met a brutal and bloody end because they decided not to fight back but “to offer peace, friendship, and a division of resources”.

The Moriori people preferred to negotiate and compromise. However, the Maori, armed with guns, clubs and axes, were not interested in diplomacy. Hundreds of Maori poured off their ships onto Moriori turf and attacked before any peace offering was given. Even though the Moriori far outnumbered their attackers, they chose not to resist, so they were slaughtered.

According to a survivor, “[The Maori] commenced to kill us like sheep. . . . [We] were terrified, fled to the bush, concealed ourselves in holes underground, and in any place to escape our enemies. It was of no avail; we were discovered and killed—men, women, and children indiscriminately.”

Over the next few days, the Maori “killed hundreds of Moriori, cooked and ate many of the bodies”.

And what was the Maori perspective on this event?

“We took possession. . . in accordance with our customs and we caught all the people. Not one escaped. Some ran away from us, these we killed, and others we killed—but what of that? It was in accordance with our custom.”

Question: What is the custom of our enemy? Have they decided to “take possession”? Are we foolish to think that an offer of peace, friendship, and a division of resources is going do any good?

True, fighting back is not the only answer, sometimes good things are accomplished through negotiation. But if you make a choice like the Moriori did, and you are facing an enemy like the Maori, your lack of resistance will only be seen as weakness and you will be killed like sheep – along with your women and children.

(quotes from the book,  “Guns, Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamond)

I wonder how the story of the Moriori might have been different if they’d responded more like the Lumbee?

(The Lumbee were a small tribe of Indians in the United States that “…had always considered themselves indian, but were classified and treated as descendants of blacks.”)

In 1958, in Robeson County, South Carolina, the Lumbee rallied their men and resisted an attack by the KKK.

The end result when the fight was over?

“The Klan ceased to exist in Robeson County until 1984.”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/1/17/124611/522

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