Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Unhinged, Indeed

A rose for Cynthia

 Earlier in the week we linked to this Las Vegas Review story about Oath keepers [Depending on your perspective, the Oath Keepers are either strident defenders of liberty or dangerous peddlers of paranoia.

Sigh.  Every member publication of the Democrat Media Complex has at least one staffer whose job it is to look at everything through the racial prism.  That this makes them a racist by definition is an irony that escapes them.  The Atlanta Constitution fills their ("left-wing" would be a redundancy) race-baiter slot with Cynthia Tucker.  Here she is today.

They’ve been watching Red Dawn again

The paranoia and racism of the unhinged fringe ought to be taken seriously, and it seems the Secret Service is doing exactly that. According to a report in the Boston Globe, President Obama has drawn an unprecedented number of threats against his life, overwhelming the ability of the Secret Service to check out all the lunatics to see how serious they are.  <snip> ... there are moments when the paranoia of the wingnuts is almost comical. A new group called Oath Keepers has pledged to keep the feds from violating the Second Amendment by confiscating weapons.

Formed in March, they are ex-military and police who repledge themselves to defend the Constitution, even if it means disobeying orders. If the U.S. government ordered law enforcement agencies to violate Second Amendment rights by disarming the people, Oath Keepers will not obey.

“The whole point of Oath Keepers is to stop a dictatorship from ever happening here,” says founding father Stewart Rhodes, an ex-Army paratrooper and Yale-trained lawyer. “My focus is on the guys with the guns, because they can’t do it without them.

And then Cynthia slips on the slope
Hey, people believe what they want. That’s what makes this a great country. But, really, folk, the government has nuclear weapons and F-16s. If by some convoluted Manchurian takeover [say, by a Marxist Zero with no experience and no history?], the feds wanted a dictatorship, would your hunting rifles stop them?
I have watched Red Dawn recently. Powers Booth
Fighter pilot, and Wolverine Colonel Andy Tanner
  played the role of fighter pilot, and Wolverine, Col. Andy Taylor.  Pilots swear an oath to protect the constitution too, Cynthia.  


Anonymous said...

The officers would follow Obama. However there would be no one to fix their jets after each mission. Lord knows they couldn't do it. That would be like work.

Phantoms Phorever

Mile66 said...

I also have this weird feeling that they really believe the armed forces are full of people like them. In their purple sky universe, perhaps.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Obama, Axelrod, et al, recognized this problem long ago. Hence his heads-up about speech about the need for an alternative civilian army (Obama-goons), funded on a level with the military." I heard that with my own deranged ears.

Anonymous said...

Obama-goons Good description. He needs to raise taxes to "have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
Imagine SEIU with night vision, infrared, armor, auto weapons and government intelligence agencies providing targeting info. In purple shirts. Brown shirts are passe.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

BruHa said...

What I am afraid of is that a law enforcement officer or solder will "Die for a lie". It is next to impossible to get someone to take the point on the stack of guys breaching a door if they dont fully believe they are doing the right. My bet is that someone will be lied to and have no idea if the orders given were lawful or not. It is going to be someone high in the chain of command that will have to "Keep the promise" rather than the boots in the field. By the time it gets to the individual LEO/Solder it is too late.

Greybeard said...

"The Officers would follow Obama."
I'm a retired Army Major and I swore "To support and defend".
If the balloon went up today, I'd be doing just that, and that leaves the President out in the cold. Bozo had better consider that.

Firehand said...

Greybeard, I very much hope you're right about most of them; unfortunately, as Katrina proved, there are those- both in military and LE uniform- who'll take the order, salute, and carry it out.

tom said...

Cynthia is the reason the AJC no longer crosses my threshold. Every week with the whacky racist b.s. was more than enough. She sees the whole world through a prism of skin color.
FWIW, the ATL cops raided the wrong house and shot dead a 93(?) year old lady. Took a long time for them to fess up.
I think they[some] would shoot whoever they wanted to... or whoever they were told to shoot.


Gayle Miller said...

Even Paranoids have enemies! And Obama is paranoid. Deep in his soul he knows that he is in waaaaayyyyy over his head! Explains a lot.

Anonymous said...

The SEIU and their cronies have neither the training or the tradition to form an army, or anything beyond a picket line. Even with arms they would be an untrained rabble, most of whom have never picked up a firearm before. Once the ex military and law enforcement organized, SEIU would have no chance.

A man who picks up a gun is no more a soldier, than a man who picks up a guitar is a musician.

In a poll held a couple of years ago, American troops indicated that they would refuse to fire on American civilians, even under arms. I like to think that they would make an exception for Obama's purple shirts, however.

My brother, who is still in the military after more than 20 years, has told me that most personel are aware of the Obama quote about a civilian military force, and are both pissed and amused by it.

bigredkodiak said...

I don't believe for 2 seconds that most of the law enforcement types would be on the side of liberty when the balloon goes up.

They talk a good story, but how many of them would really follow through? "Do I help these [enemy du jour] by doing the right thing? What?!? Give up the pension? Give up feeding my family? Give up the privileges of being a LEO?"

The very next thing after that little thought process will be them screaming "raus! raus!" as they herd us into the trucks or cattle cars.

I was warned many times in my youth by people who survived Germany's experiment with the new world order: the cop may be your friend today, but will be your enemy tomorrow. They follow orders.

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