I Honest Injun tried my dandiest to read the book “The Right To Bear Arms: After The Riots Start” by Mike Foster M.D. For the price I paid for it I wanted it to be a good book. Alas, the best I can do for it is give it a three star. And it could be even worse than that as I couldn’t wade through more than two thirds of it. It started out okay, a slightly different perspective since it was written by a doctor. It just got so damn repetitious with the ill thought out political commentary ( straight from the jackass Limbaugh’s mouth ). You see, the collapse was entirely due to the welfare masses demanding more of the taxpayers money. And those dirty A-Rabs. And our hero’s, aforementioned taxpayers, just aren’t going to take it anymore, those evil ghetto bitches causing their freedoms to be taken away. Sigh. This is the kind of empty rhetoric that is mere pabulum to the wanna-be 1%. It is all so much fantasy. I appreciate that a medical surgeon is highly skilled. They must have a combination of memory gift and agility plus speed of action. Grace under pressure isn’t a skill most of us possess. A doctor should be compensated for these gifts. But just as actors are compensated according to the profits they allow to the studios, and doctors are compensated for their skills, this still does not allow either to actually think they can bloviate upon others matters they know nothing about.
Our little doctor buddy can spin an adequate yarn, but he is nonetheless sadly lacking in social studies or even analytical skills. There has always been an underclass. There always will be. A society that disallows for their survival is asking for another French Revolution. Politicians know this. Okay, let’s go back a few years. From before we were a country, there was a safety valve for the poor and undereducated. There was land, only needing Indian ( feather, not dot ) eradication and a strong back to fell trees and till soil. If you didn’t have any money to invest in tools to farm, you could still be a common laborer. After the Industrial Revolution, you could still do roughly the same. Water power and coal were still used in conjunction with muscle. It wasn’t until oil was the fuel that that changed. If you worked, and no one had much choice in the matter, you would not starve. As long as the common man had this recourse, there was little need to worry about social instability. And believe me, those folks had little concern about Constitutional rights. Putting food on the table was of more immediate concern. Just as it is today. Now, come the time the Federal Reserve was created, we were tricked into WWI by the first of many aswhore Presidents ( Lincoln was a different kettle of fish, being pure evil on his own. The others were just bank sock puppets. FDR was the next pure D evil one, but also a banker toady. FDR was in a class by himself. Obammy is merely an incompetent puppet ). And from there, the first of many global banker caused problems, all others flowed.
After the US was forced into battle to save the bankers Allies investment, one of the benefactors was farmers. Europe couldn’t feed herself and in effect that created a subsidy to farmers in higher crop prices. When that ended, our social unrest started. The new trend towards mechanization, among other factors, along with falling crop prices, and the majority of the population who were farmers had for the first time no where to turn to save themselves. This was the first disconnect. Before, you could live as a pioneer or a laborer. Now, suddenly, industrialization was threatening everyone. For the first time, we had a serious underclass potentially ready to revolt. And that, not the Great Depression, started our road to socialism. The masses were seriously considering overthrowing the new masters ( bankers and the industrialists ), and those masters didn’t hesitate to shred the Constitution and turn to Socialism to placate the massed poor. And the poor had no problem with that ( remember, there was a very popular precedent decades prior with the farmer supported Populism- which was just farmer favored patriotic socialism ). Welfare is nothing new here. And gladly trading rights for cash is nothing new either.
Now, here is the thing. Our masters are not evil, malicious or crazed. They are greedy, sure ( but then, we all are really ). But they aren’t turning into a Leviathan just for craps and grins. Really, underneath it all, they are just scared. Thank you, cool French dudes! Because of your excesses ( and I don’t mean that in a bad way ) showing your displeasure with the old power structure, by disposing of the nobility and their toadies in such a bloodthirsty manner, you have instilled pure terror in the heart of every ruler to come along since then. The masses must be placated, for if not the rulers head is on the block. We bribed Whitey in the 30’s, we bribed Darkies in the 60’s, and everybody from students to old bastards gets bribed today. It is the only way for TPTB to keep their heads, and as that is all now falling apart, those folks are scared crapless. Why do you think, suddenly, we have proudly announced citizen assassinations, citizen imprisonment without trial, FLEA’s stockpiling so much ammo, and total surveillance? It isn’t because the government suddenly started ignoring the Constitution. They’ve done that for 150 years. It is because suddenly our rulers have very good reason to be very, very afraid of us. They aren’t all powerful, frightening monsters but little bitches cowering and peeing themselves. Oh, sure, frightened people lash out violently. If you become a target you are screwed. But the masses in general, those are who frighten our rulers. God, I love the smell of cowardice in the morning!
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