Friday, December 07, 2018

What's your comfort number, Lefties?

It's a good question, don't you think?

My question for Congressjerk Eric Swalwell is pretty simple: "How many Americans would you murder to achieve your goal of disarming us?"
It's a fair question.
Swalwell is the MSNBC stalwart who recently wrote an op-ed advocating that the government confiscate the guns that make people like him wet themselves and imprison those of us who decline to surrender them.
Now, we know that some Americans would resist this kind of tyranny. People all over the world are resisting the elite's commands. The Brits Brexited. The French are rioting because they don't want to sacrifice their livelihoods on behalf of the global elites' weird weather religion. And a decree that the Second Amendment is not a thing anymore would certainly provoke some serious pushback here.
That's why it's fair to ask Rep. Bloodlust how much blood he's prepared to shed to achieve his goal of disarming Normal Americans.

I think its time this question started being asked of our glorious leaders. Larry Correia has a bruising takedown of the good Eric Swalwell, one which covers all the practical reasons why Swalwell is not even wrong about the issue. Swalwell is saying something like 2+2= aardvark.

But, as I mentioned yesterday and today, people like Swalwell and Occasionally-Cortex have no interest in facts and practicality. When faced with opposition, they will double down every time. Because they are playing to a crowd. And that crowd is angry, they want red meat and lots of it! They don't care what's real, or what's true. They just want a target.

So there's really only one question worth asking DemocRats in the USA and Liberals here: how many people are you willing to throw out of work to get your socialist plan enacted? How many will you imprison to enforce your regulation? How many senior citizens are you willing to freeze to death for your ecological fuel tax? How many resisters will you kill? Hmm?

Ten thousand?

The Communist's answer was 100 million in the 20th Century. The entire nation of Canada, four times over, died for the myth of the Worker's Paradise. The Chinese Communists are still at it.

How many injured and jailed this week in France, over a fuel tax? How many citizens will the French government be willing to sacrifice for their regulations? The number is already more than ten.

Next time you go to a town hall to hear a politician speak, you ask them that. How many resisters will you kill to get what you want? What's your casualty comfort number?

The Numerology Phantom

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Cornfed said...

We all know the answer. That's why we aren't going to give up our guns.

Anonymous said...

They'll never reach their number in the USA, because unlike every other Socialist Triumph, we're armed, we have Constitutional principles, and a loyalty to those who sacrificed before us. That, and for the most part, the minions they rely upon for our suppression are ... us. Nobody, though, will enjoy the result.

Mr. Bee said...

Nobody's coming for your guns. Not today, not tomorrow. What they will do is to slowly over years increase the difficulty of owning a gun until owning a gun is like flying a plane - so difficult to do that few manage it. California is the model. First you require people who own "assault weapons" to pay a "registration fee" on them every year - when most don't, they automatically become criminals. Take your assault rifle to the range to practice - what if there's an anti-gun cop there who asks to see your registration? Are you willing to have a criminal record? So you don't take your evil looking guns out and just use your "normal" guns. And good luck finding a firing range - zoning laws make it necessary to drive for hours to find a rifle range - if you can find one at all. If you want to buy a new assault weapon - that's fine - but it has to be altered so that you can't easily take the magazine out, the magazine can only be 10 rnds and no hand grip. And you'll need a background check to buy ammunition - every time you buy ammunition. Also, you can't have a gun that isn't locked in your trunk within 1000 feet of a school. And the beat goes on - they are using the same method that got smoking "banned" without having to come to people's houses and using it pretty effectively. One step at a time.

Anonymous said...

The hard truth is that in any given jurisdiction, there are only so many police officers who would be willing to make such arrests. What percent of a force would rather decline the command or who would just resign from the force instead of violating their oath? Then of the remainder how soon will they be willing to go out when some of their team got shot in the process? There is a fine balance at the moment between the size of a police force and the general rate of crime. It will not take too many officers getting shot before the effort to enforce the decree grinds to a halt.

(Consider how dangerous Oath Keepers are under such circumstances to those who favor such decrees. )

— theBuckWheat

Anonymous said...

I'd say a question at least as pertinent as what they believe the deplorable "casualty comfort number" is would be one asking what the "casualty comfort number" for THEIR side is. The U.S. is not the Soviet Union, China or Cambodia. Americans have firearms and a lot of familiarity with them. If the lefties want to try suppressing American conservatives, they would do very well to consider the costs before they start down that road because the butcher's bill is going to be quite a large one, and a lot of that blood will come from the sinister side of the political spectrum.

PB said...

It's not just resisters who would go. How many of their own?

PB said...

It's not just resisters who would go. How many of their own?

The Sanity Inspector said...

Of course it would be with great reluctance that they would ever even think along those lines. Rather, they will skip that whole step.

1. Ban guns
2. Issue edict to turn in all guns
3. ??
4. The Golden Age ensues

As G. K. Chesterton said about other utopians, they do not tackle the biggest obstacles. They simply assume those obstacles to have been overcome, and proceed to detailing how smaller obstacles will be overcome.

Anonymous said...

There is no top number of us that the left will "lose" in order to make their plans complete. I suspect that you already know that. People do not resist them because they think that if they surrender, the pain will stop. It will not. There is no penalty for resisting, because they intend to kill us until they are satisfied, and they will never be satisfied.