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The Russians Get It

by Iron Fist ( 15 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines at December 31st, 2012 - 8:30 am

From Pravda. Yes, Pravda:

No it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

“Back of the ear” means executed. They are 100% right on this. The gun controllers aren’t concerned with crime, not even defending students at schools. If they were interested in such things they would support arming teachers or, at least, having armed police stationed in the schools. Instead they push for more “gun-free” zones whre killers can be reasonable sure that they have unarmed victims.

The Russians (at least some of them) get how precious and vital the right to be armed is. They lost their right to be armed under the Communists, and brutal oppression followed. We would do well to learn from their history.

(Hat Tip: Mike C.)

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  1. 1 | December 31, 2012 8:42 am

    Stunning. Simply stunning…


  2. 2 | December 31, 2012 9:27 am

    @ Mike C.:

    If you have been reading what I Coldwarrior and I have been posting, Russia is not what some Conservatives think it is. I’s a Rightwing Nationalist Capitalist Pro-Christian State. Putin is their version of Pinochet or Uribe. I am not saying Russia is a Free country, but they are NOT communists. It’s Authoritarian Capitalist.


  3. citizen_q
    3 | December 31, 2012 9:38 am

    Great article!

    I don’t quite get this idiom from it though:

    They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.


  4. 4 | December 31, 2012 9:43 am

    citizen_q wrote:

    Great article!
    I don’t quite get this idiom from it though:
    They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

    “Barrel to the back of the ear” is when the executioner comes up from behind you and puts the pistol barrel right up to your head just behind your ear just before pulling the trigger.


  5. 5 | December 31, 2012 9:44 am

    @ citizen_q:

    That means those they have slated for execution. They shoot you behind the ear, execution-style. It is how Stalin had people executed in the Lubyanka, among other methods. Quick and efficient. THe industrialization of mruder, something the Left excels at.


  6. 6 | December 31, 2012 9:46 am

    @ Mike C.:

    That was standard methodology for executions in Lubyanka, back in the day. Also favored by the mafia in the US.


  7. citizen_q
    7 | December 31, 2012 9:53 am

    @ Mike C.:
    @ Iron Fist:
    Thanks!

    Makes sense, I have never heard it before.

    You learn something new everyday.


  8. randian
    8 | December 31, 2012 10:22 am

    The Russians (at least some of them) get how precious and vital the right to be armed is.

    Yet civilians in Russia are just as disarmed as civilians in Europe are.


  9. 9 | December 31, 2012 10:47 am

    @ randian:

    Yes, the Communists disarmed them, and they have never gotten the right to keep and bear arms back. Once it is lost, it is lost. That is one reason it is so imperative that we stave off this round of gun control. The last “Assault Weapons” ban had a sunset provision. That is the only way we got rid of it. You can’t trust the Republicans to repeal bad laws. They just aren’t up to it. The only thing to do it keep bad laws from getting on the books. I am hoping that the Republicans in the House are up to that challenge.


  10. 10 | December 31, 2012 11:11 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Mike C.:
    If you have been reading what I Coldwarrior and I have been posting, Russia is not what some Conservatives think it is. I’s a Rightwing Nationalist Capitalist Pro-Christian State. Putin is their version of Pinochet or Uribe. I am not saying Russia is a Free country, but they are NOT communists. It’s Authoritarian Capitalist.

    And it works.

    Russians have the freedom to do everything a normal person would want to do -- but not to use those freedoms to destroy their own country.


  11. 11 | December 31, 2012 5:09 pm

    Russians (like the peoples of most countries) have priviledges, and that’s it. Those are subject to being given or taken by the government at any time for any reason.


  12. 12 | December 31, 2012 5:13 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

    Samuel Adams


  13. The Osprey
    13 | December 31, 2012 5:13 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    Great article!

    I don’t quite get this idiom from it though:

    They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

    Watch the movie “Katyn” by Andrej Wajda, about the Polish officers executed by the Soviets in the Katyn Forest Massacre and you will understand.


  14. 14 | January 1, 2013 9:51 am

    In Truth there is no News, and in News there is no Truth.


  15. 15 | January 1, 2013 10:39 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    Russians (like the peoples of most countries) have priviledges, and that’s it. Those are subject to being given or taken by the government at any time for any reason.

    Seems like that has been happening here too. No constitution is a self-enforcing document. We don’t have much of it left. Just try to put together a new business that employs people.


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