Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Ferguson Riots, Firearms and Progressives.

I've long maintained that progressivism (or modern liberalism) is really a loosely knit collection of incompatible ideas based on emotion and naivete.  Progressivism dictates that people be treated differently based on demographic information.  Periodically, I like to shine a light on this.

Recently there have been a series of protests against the actions of law enforcement.  The protests were met with a heavily armed and militarized police force to contain and shut down the protest.  Progressives in this country called for the protesters to be arrested and locked.  They called for law enforcement to arm up, go in, and if they needed to shoot the protesters.

I am of course talking about the stand off at the Bundy Ranch.

Months ago when a militarized BLM showed up at the Bundy Ranch, they were met with an armed populace.  Progressives were beside themselves.  Aside from calling for drone strikes against the Bundy Protesters, they reverted to a common refrain:  "Only the police and military should have guns."

Fast forward to today.  Progressives are lamenting a militarized police force in Ferguson, MO (as are libertarians, with conservatives split).  We could also talk about progressives being for animal rights and the wholesale slaughter of Bundy's cattle at the same time too.  If only there were a way for citizens to counteract the siege of their city...

Meanwhile, those of us who support the Second Amendment understand that's what it's there for.

Not just to protect against a tyrannical state, but the hordes of rioters and looters destroying Ferguson.

Unsurprisingly, rioters were not interested in this strip mall.  No one was hurt, not a shot was fired.  The don't call guns "peacemakers" for nothing.

What lessons will be learned from this?  None.  The Right already knew, and the Left will be back to disarming civilians and militarizing the police in no time.

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