At a recent public discussion about
health insurance with US President Barack Obama, a New Hampshire
man with a gun strapped to his leg waved a sign saying, “It Is Time
to Water the Tree of Liberty,” a reference to a quote by Thomas
Jefferson that finishes, “with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
When asked by a reporter if the gun was loaded, the man, William
Kostric, laughed, saying, “Wow. Who would be silly enough to carry
an unloaded firearm?” Not only was Kostric not detained by police,
police even assisted him, telling him where he could stand.
A few days later, a dozen people showed up at a Phoenix,
Arizona speech of Obama’s with guns, at least two with semi-automatic
rifles. The police made sure that the men with guns were protected
from the people without guns! One reporter said he had never seen
civilians with automatic weapons at any event of George W. Bush’s
when the latter was president, but, the reporter added, in the infuriating
style characteristic of the American media, which pretends both
Left and Right act the same, that doesn’t mean they weren’t there.
Very soon, it will be commonplace for dozens of people
with automatic weapons to be at Obama’s speeches.
Obama in fact recently
removed restrictions on carrying guns, so these men are not protesting
against Obama because he is curbing their “rights.” They are sending
a not-so-veiled threat to Obama, So you want to be like JFK?
They want him to stop going down the path to what they call “socialism”―you know, the kind that failed in Western Europe. Or was it Eastern
The constant comparisons of Obama to that arch-socialist,
Hitler, also have this aim. They saw the Tom Cruise movie. Any
action against a Hitler is justified.
The secret service will be unable to watch all the
potential taxi drivers, which is the plan, thus making it that much
easier for the next person wanting to get his name into the history
books. And, afterwards, the media, crying crocodile tears, will
ask, “How did we let the hate reach this point?”
“You call my kin Nazis I won’t let that pass,” Christopher
Barwick once wrote me. “Get a Bodyguard or carry gun you will need
it.” Which gave me an idea:
won’t cool it, liberals should start packing heat. When police
arrest crippled black Harvard professors but assist men who threaten
the life of the president, white liberals must start coming to Obama’s
stand right behind the gun-nuts.
a modest proposal is that liberals should stand outside Kostric’s
home and follow him wherever he goes.
With guns loaded of course. (Carrying unloaded guns would be just
silly!) If Kostric should ever confront Obama, and make a
move that is “misinterpreted” by someone on our side... Oops. Hope
he has health insurance!
Besides, show me when, in the entire history of America,
any right-wing organization has ever been bothered by an “accidental”
shooting―when the shooter was a white policeman and the “shootee”
an innocent, unarmed black child.
The right-wingers comparing America today to Germany
in the 1930’s are kooks, but their comparisons are apt in one respect:
Weimar fell because there was an insufficiently muscular response
to the stormtroopers.
Squeamish liberals will pout, “Violence never solved
anything.” But liberals already act as if they were blind and toothless.
Hypocritical conservatives will scream that I am advocating violence.
To which I say: The Black Panthers carried guns legally, and you
murdered them. That’s violence. I’m calling for piece-keeping.
If you don’t want America moving back, and to the
right, then lock’n’load, liberals. Let’s not say, “Never again,”
Dr. Jonathan David Farley, is the 2004 Harvard Foundation Distinguished
Scientist of the Year.He is currently Teaching and Research
Fellow teaching mathematics at the Institute für Algebra Johannes
Kepler Universität Linz, Linz Österreich Click here
to contact Dr. Farley.
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