Here we go again???

Came over the transom over the weekend from the mil email net…

Seventy- two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston.

National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction.
Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.
Speaking after the clash, Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.
Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” just issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.
The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.
Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.
One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.
During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.
Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.
Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units.
Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.
Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order.
The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.
Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.
And this is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775.
Lest we forget…
And an excellent post from Aesop, HERE, about ‘patient men’….
What the left doesn’t understand is that ‘violence’ isn’t a rheostat they can turn up at their whim to make a point, then turn it back down. Those patient men have an off/on switch, and their hands are on the switch now.

Comments

Here we go again??? — 14 Comments

  1. Not merely “not a rheostat, but a switch” – a switch some significant hysteresis. If that sucker gets flipped, it’s gonna STAY flipped for some considerable time.

  2. *Sigh* great translation of a historical event into current times. Sad part is that instead of putting this on FB, I self censor since I don’t want to put myself out there to the folks who get to see it…

  3. OPSEC is important, Vitaeus, if your tribe knows who you are, no reason to mention it on the book of face.

    • And there’s nothing OPSECy about FB, and little enough on other platforms.

      Though it’s hard to stay under the wire AND stay informed these days. Too much private surveillance being used for nefarious reasons.

  4. And that is the problem for those who understand violence as a switch. They also understand that once it is flipped, there is no going back. There is no dialing it down. There is no “oops, we didn’t really mean it.” There is only aggressively pursuing that course until its eventual end, the nature of which is not guaranteed. And, of course, it’s also the hope of the more insightful rheostat people: that if they don’t push too hard, too fast, the switch will not get flipped before they get what they want, after which it will not matter. Which is worse, standard Russian Roulette, or Russian Roulette where the other guy spins for both?

  5. Hey Old NFO;

    I have posted this, but I am tired, I am too tired to talk to people that hate me and would kill me if they could. I am to the point that I have no give in me left. I know that this sounds bad but I just am at that place that I don’t care anymore what they think of me and mine.

  6. Down to my last few years, nothing to lose.
    If they push a little more, a lot of boomers will start opening safes. I pray for the kids, but maybe it’s time.

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