Bracken: Democide

Spread this latest work by Matt Bracken and friends far and wide, especially the video:

Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom

Democide is the elimination of a despised group by a government. It includes genocide, politicide, and other forms of state-sponsored mass murder. The hated minority headed for extermination may be defined by religious, racial, political, class, cultural or other attributes. Between 200 and 260 million people were the victims of democide in the 20th century, several times more than were killed in international wars during that period.

The first widely studied modern democide occurred in Turkey between 1915 and 1923, when the Turkish government decided to eliminate the country’s Christian minority, primarily ethnic Armenians and Greeks who had Turkish roots extending back to before the Islamic conquest. Two million Christians were murdered on forced marches into deserts without water or food. This democide occurred in view of Western reporters, who took photographs and posted contemporary wire reports. The fact that the democide was known outside Turkey did not deter the Turkish leaders.

The Armenian Genocide, as it has become known, was also widely known inside Turkey, where the majority Muslim population either supported or at least passively tolerated the democide. It was impossible to miss the sight of thousands of Christians at a time being rounded up and force-marched through towns and into the burning deserts on one-way trips.

Stalin and Hitler both noticed the lack of world reaction to the democide of Turkish Christians and planned accordingly. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s henchmen purged millions of “kulaks” (farmers deemed to have too much wealth), intellectuals, businessmen, and anyone who had ever traveled outside the USSR or even had had contact with foreigners.

In Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe, Hitler proceeded with his own “final solution to the Jewish problem.” Where the German national socialists simply eliminated Jews as quickly as possible in mass graves and gas chambers, Stalin’s international socialists deported their “class enemies” to Siberia, where they were put to work in Gulag slave-labor camps, with years of torture through cold, malnutrition and brutal working conditions preceding the release of eventual death.

Stalin also devised another means of democide when he ordered the forced starvation of the Ukrainians, and five million more innocent victims were added to his totals. In Communist China seventy million people were the victims of democide, murdered by overwork in slave-labor camps, by direct execution, and by regional forced starvation. Millions more were victims of democide in Pakistan, Cambodia, Rwanda, North Korea, and many other countries.

Democide, as the name implies, does not happen in the dark of night without any awareness of it in the country where it occurs. The Turks knew the Christians were being mass murdered. Average Germans were fully aware of what was happening to the Jews between 1938 and 1945, and a large majority either actively supported or at least tolerated it. (I strongly recommend reading Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, by Daniel Goldhagen, to fully appreciate the wholehearted German support for the Jewish democide.)

Today, we sometimes hear that the Second Amendment has outlived its usefulness, that it is a relic of our barbaric past and is no longer needed in the modern era. Horrific mass shootings by deranged individuals are cited as the primary reason for Americans to surrender their most effective firearms and rely solely on a state monopoly of force for their protection. This government-dependent attitude is shortsighted, historically ignorant, and extremely dangerous.

In each of the cases cited above, a necessary preliminary step on the road to democide was the confiscation of privately owned firearms. In Turkey, “reasonable” gun control laws enacted in 1911 permitted the democide of two million Turkish Christians a few years later. In Germany, the “commonsense” 1928 gun control laws of the Weimar Republic preceded Hitler’s Holocaust by a decade.

The Weimar politicians did not intend for their gun control laws to lead to the slaughter of millions of people, but it is an historical fact that those gun control laws permitted the Nazis to carry out their Holocaust. How? By making it economically and militarily feasible to round up and mass murder entire towns without any significant resistance.

In fact, the Nazis quickly learned that they needed only a hundred ordinary military policemen to exterminate towns of a thousand Polish Jews in a single day. Contrast that fact with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. If the Jews had not first been disarmed, using previous gun registration lists as a map for confiscation, the Holocaust would not have been possible.

Likewise in the Soviet Union and in every other case, democide was preceded by “reasonable and commonsense” firearms registration, followed eventually by gun confiscation and then by the extermination of a despised minority population.

During the past two centuries, while America has avoided tyranny, Turkey, Germany, Russia and the other nations mentioned above have spasmodically lurched between monarchs, democratically elected leaders, and often quite popular dictators, allowing them frequent opportunities to commit democide against their unwanted minorities.

The situation is fundamentally different in America, because we have a centuries-old tradition of private firearms ownership guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The Second Amendment does not “grant” us this right; it puts into writing our God-given natural right to effective self-defense, including armed defense against tyranny.

“Pure democracy” has been described as two wolves and a sheep voting on their dinner plans. The two wolves might see this election as an expression of their highest democratic values, but for the outnumbered sheep, pure democracy is highly problematic. On the other hand, a republic has been described as two wolves and a well-armed sheep voting on dinner plans. The well-armed sheep can veto the outcome of the dinner election simply by brandishing its firearm. The sheep has inherent rights as a sovereign individual, including the right to self-defense, a right that cannot be stripped away by a simple majority vote.

So, when a democratically elected American president speaks of “fundamentally transforming” his country, and of his need to act outside the constitutional framework, the population should be on guard. When that leader begins to push for strict new “commonsense and reasonable” gun control laws, including national firearms registration in the name of “public safety,” the citizenry should be on high alert.

Can any glib politician, pundit or ivory tower academic give us an ironclad guarantee that tyranny will never arise in the United States? Not even a popular tyranny, like those of Ataturk, Stalin, Hitler or Mao? Can anyone assure us that today’s “commonsense” gun registration lists will not be used for future gun confiscation? Of course not.

The future may be unknowable, but history is well understood, and American gun owners know and understand the history of democide in the 20th century. That is why they will never accede to what is currently portrayed in the predominantly left-wing mainstream media as “commonsense and reasonable” new gun control laws.

While American gun owners lament and regret the inescapable fact that deranged individuals in a free country may on rare occasions murder a dozen or a score of unarmed victims, they also understand that government democide murders by the million. And in every case, tyrants can conduct these democides only after disarming their unwanted minorities, rendering them helpless to resist murderous government pogroms.

American gun owners will never permit this historical pattern to be repeated in their country, because they understand that the government’s heavy hand will be kept in check only as long as they are armed. Ask yourself: Were the Armenians, the Jews or the kulaks treated better, or worse, after they were disarmed and rendered helpless by their oppressors, who thereafter held an absolute government monopoly on armed violence? The answer is too obvious to require elaboration.

Naive utopians and other “low-information voters” might not understand the historical pattern, and we don’t expect them to bother to learn it. Cynical and dishonest “progressives” who do understand the historical pattern cannot yet reveal their ultimate goal of creating a disarmed and helpless American citizenry. Nevertheless, millions of Americans understand their hidden aim with crystal clarity, seeing through the false sincerity of power-hungry leftist politicians who are actually Marxist wolves dressed in Democrat sheep’s clothing—for now.

But unless and until these secret Stalinists and sundry other “progressives” can figure out a way to disarm Americans, they cannot execute their historically standard final solution to the “reactionaries-standing-in-the-way-of-utopia” problem. And this is a thorny problem for them, because tens of millions of Americans, disbelieving their deceitful bromides, will stick to their guns no matter what.

Unlike the Armenians, Jews, kulaks and other exterminated peoples, Americans who support the Second Amendment will never be disarmed quietly by government edict prior to meekly boarding a train to a socialist “reeducation” camp. They will not be taken at government gunpoint on a one-way forced march into a desert or a Zyklon-B “delousing shower,” simply because they foolishly agreed to be disarmed by their future oppressors in the dubious name of “public safety.”

If American “progressives” truly intend to disarm the American people, they will have to do it the hard way, by taking their bullets first, one at a time. As the 300 Spartans announced to the vastly larger Persian army at Thermopylae, “Molon Labe!”

You want our guns? Then come and take them!

No registration—no confiscation—no extermination!

Freedom now, freedom forever!

Please see the YouTube video of the same title

67 responses to “Bracken: Democide

  1. Recall the internment of Americans of Japanese origin during WWII. Nuff said!

    • That Could NEVER Happen Here…
      by Karl Denninger
      http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=5878

    • Not all Americans of Japanese origin. Only those who held Japanese citizenship. Enemy aliens are ALWAYS interred in time of war. German and Italian nationals were also interred during the war, but for some reason no one talks about them, and their descendants don’t get any reparations.

      • Semper Fi, 0321

        Boy are you misinformed. How about citing some sources.
        I’ve lived near 3 Japanese internment camps, they were full of US born American citizens of Japanese descent! And their Japanese parents.
        Show me one German or Italian internment camp, not POW’s but actual civilians rounded up. That’s a new one on me, never heard of such a place. That would have been many million’s of people, by your own comment.

  2. Only slightly off topic here, I just got a hot line call from my school that the local bulls are having a SWAT team exercise across from the high school where three of my sons attend. Keeping in mind something similar to this happened when a SWAT team happened to be practicing the day something happened at that school in Conn. Will let you know if anything develops.

  3. Please share the essay and video as widely as possible on RKBA and other freedomista blogs and websites. Copy it all, save it all, I expect a serious effort by the commie rat bastards to squelch this message, especially the video.

  4. “But it could NEVER happen here!”

    Right.

    It sure looks like some agencies are getting some practice trigger time with targets resembling those newly DHS -defined terrorists from the political right:
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/19/company-with-ties-to-the-federal-govt-designs-unsettling-targets-for-law-enforcement-community/

    And business at Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. appears to be booming:
    http://www.usaspending.gov/explore?frompage=contracts&tab=By%20Prime%20Awardee&contractorid=792861783&contractorname=LAW%20ENFORCEMENT%20TARGETS%20INC%20%20%20&frompage=contracts&comingfrom=searchresults&fiscal_year=all

    Part of the psychological conditioning to prepare troops and law enforcement to overcome their disinclination to kill someone is desensitization. Followed by teaching “reflexive” shooting.

    It would be very interesting to see just what agency is buying their new “No Hesitation” targets.

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    Read this, then send it along please.

  7. NYPatrioit_2

    … unfortunately, they do not have to “come and take them.” All they have to do is keep breeding, keep importing socialists, and keep up the relentless indoctrination of our children and grandchild via media, education, social engineering, etc. Eventually, our children or grandchildren will hand over their freedom willingly, “for the good of the country.”

    We are being killed by raw demographics.

    • Don’t despair brother, we have what seem to be overwhelming odds here in the land o’Lincoln, too. I take grim satisfaction in thinking about the old joke about Cowboys vs. Indians. We played cowboys against the socialists and imperialists about 70 years ago and whipped the piss out of them. On deck: rednecks vs. progressives.

  8. I say go tell Bill Ayers and his wife unit, Bernardine Dohrn, personally what you think of their plans.
    1329 Hyde Street, Hyde Park, IL
    Take a walk in the park and give them your regards.

  9. Don’t forget the million Serbs and other enemies of the Croats that were collaborating with the Nazis in Yugoslavia. When even the SS send reports of “atrocities”, you know that evil is being conducted.

  10. Anyone who questions the far-fetched notion of democide in this day and age need only do a quick you-tube search to find recent video of unarmed, nicely dressed protesters in Syria getting blasted in broad daylight by armored military vehicles, as well as numerous other news reports of govt sponsored massacres.

    Which brings me to my next point… someone explain to me the logic (or fairness) of passing legislation to take military-styled firearms out of the hands of American citizens, while at the same time placing our diplomats and security personnel into the line of fire for the purpose of putting military-styled firearms into the hands of Syrian and Libyan citizens. Huh?

    The term “Sheeple” doesn’t even began to describe the utter clueless-ness of our populace.

  11. Is it possible to post vid to a different format where it’s downloadable? vimeo? youtube could pull it on a whim…and then it’s gone. (unless I don’t understand how to download from youtube, which is entirely possible). thx.

    • I can’t aswer that, but I know who can…back in a while.

    • Get ‘You Tube Downloader’. Its free or you can pay a small amount and get pro which will convert it into anything you want. Excellent program.

    • Using Mozilla Firefox, you can install the add-on “download helper”, and download just about any audio/video file. I’ve used it to download hundreds of youtube videos.

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  13. robertsgunshop

    Passed along at robertsgunshop.blogspot.com and on facebook. We are getting our message out. Maybe it’s not too late.

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  15. Excellent article. Shared, posted, spreading far and wide. Sadly, things are only going to get worse as the so-called “educators” keep churning out the glassy eyed, America-hating marxists by the millions into our society, with nary a whimper from the “caring parents”. While many of us are out here fighting against this fascist indoctrination of our children, it is only a very small fraction of the parents with children attending public schools. (Q: What’s the definition of apathy? A: I don’t know and I don’t care.) The “Common Core Curriculum” scheme is an absolute nightmare. Where’s the outrage? Parents aren’t paying attention. As a result, this once great Nation is FINISHED.

    And if there be war, let it be in OUR DAY, when there are still enough of us left to fight. Otherwise, the future for America and Her Citizens is quite bleak. Without America, where will anyone go to escape tyranny? America is the last beacon of hope in the world.

    Consider this:

    “… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the new world order … and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.” ~H. G. Wells

    People really need to get real about what, EXACTLY, we’re facing.

  16. Please take a good look at the UN “IDDRS” program. Particularly the “Operational Guide To The IDDRS”, which is provided on the UN website. Once you reach the guide, click on the “Programmes, operations and support” section to read all about how they intend to disarm, detain, re-socialize and exterminate those who do not comply or who show opposition to their plan.

    The tracks have been laid for us. Literally and figuratively. And we’ve been paying a klan of islamic terrorists, global elites and eugenics freaks to lay those tracks for us. We have, indeed, given them the rope with which they will hang us.

    And before you nay-say this concern with “That won’t happen here! Treaties must be ratified!” It can happen here, and it WILL happen here. They will do it without senate ratification under the guise of “Customary Law”. Please look into this. It IS happening right now.

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  18. great read very educatioal. I sent it to every one I know and posted on tea party comnunity and twitter

  19. “On the other hand, a republic has been described as two wolves and a well-armed sheep voting on dinner plans.”

    Well that is just silly. A republic is 3 wolves, who represent a herd of sheep, voting on dinner plans. The notion of representative government is every bit as flawed as direct democracy. In fact we have both in Oregon (legislature, and the initiative process). In my opinion the law that comes out of the initiative process is better on average than that which comes out of the legislature. And, there is a lot less of it.

    Sorry gang, constitutions don’t work. “Representative” government doesn’t work. And direct democracy doesn’t work either. All three involve wolves eating sheep. All three are great for the parasitic ruling class, not so good for the rest of us. Only thing that works is standing up to the bastards when they finally push you too far.

    • So what is your preferred form of govt, King PJ?

      • Semper Fi, 0321

        I think what he’s saying is we’ve been sold a load of bullshit, for a very, very long time now. We have been led to believe our system works, with the exception that the politicians have ALWAYS had loopholes in their favor. And over the years they have corrupted the system to what we have today. Start over, it will repeat itself, again and again, while the proles believe it still works.
        Go back to the early days of our republic, Hamilton and his brother in law(?) were hard at work making it work just as what this current administration is doing, fleecing the Treasury to their utmost ability. Even then they had it figured out, it works best for the elites. No matter how much we wish to believe we have a perfect system, it’s obviously NOT working very well for us.
        Which brings us to the alternative that most folks just cannot face; trial and a lamp post, a few feet of hemp and things will start looking a whole lot different. But the pussified people of this nation cannot bring themselves to do what is necessary, instead we just keep knuckling under, waiting for the next thing to push us over the edge, and that never happens. Because we believe the system will fix itself, as it was supposed to do, at least from our way of thinking. A self fixing Democracy, I mean Republic, ain’t that a grand idea!

      • “So what is your preferred form of govt, King PJ?”

        We could take a poll, but it hardly matters. Only one thing governs each of us—always been that way, will always be that way.

        The poll would more properly ask which men should rule over which other men. Y’all can vote to your heart’s content, but I ain’t promising to abide. Thanks for the great writing.

      • So what is your preferred form of govt, King PJ?

        Government means pushing innocent people around at gunpoint. I don’t want any government; government is the thing to eliminate. Liberty and government are goals at opposite ends of the field, and Matt is facing the wrong goal. Liberals feel, they don’t think. Government is popular because it feels plausible given the instincts for tribalism and responsibility-avoidance that humans have, but just because it feels good doesn’t mean it’s right or it works.

        Everyone who wants to push innocent people around at gunpoint should be jailed in a thousand square mile area and left to fend for themselves. Given the recent acts of the NY legislature, how about locating this jail in a 30 mile square centered on Albany, New York?

      • This jail will be full of hardcore liberals, and they will all be free to majority-vote themselves to Utopia. Imagine the officer cores and party leaders of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Lincoln, Wilson, FDR, Napoleon, and Muhammad all playing king of the hill with each other. Humans outside the jail may believe or speak anything they want, but when they act to aggress innocents, into the jail they go.

      • Panarchy: everybody gets the type of government he prefers. For myself, I prefer anarchy. Others might like something else – they too should get it. Even communists should be able to live as communists if they want to.

        It’s pretty well recognized that the 1787 Convention was actually a coup d’etat. That is hardly controversial any more. See for example, Boston T. Party’s “Hologram of Liberty”
        http://javelinpress.com/hologram_of_liberty.html

        However if people still like representative government, under Panarchy they can have it. I just have no use for such a thing.

        • Semper Fi, 0321

          I was going to mention the ‘book’ but we went down that road last year, with little success. Lots of folks see the Constitution as the Holy Paper, inspired by god. Myself and others see it as a paper instrument that was subverted from the start.
          So after we free ourselves from Obamanation, we can pick up this fight again; mythology vs political theology.

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  21. Re: Stalin, I would only add that all that was evil about the Soviet Union was there before he came to power and remained there after he died.

    I am within 20 pages of finishing (finally) the last chapter of the last part of the last volume of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago and one key points AlSol makes is how much of the apparatus (police, courts, transport, camps, etc.) were all being put into place before Stalin ever took power.

    In the case of Amerika, it didn’t start with Obama. Evil thought he is, worthy of mockery, satire, vandalism and photoshopping at every turn, it started before he ever came to power. Oh…and we voted for it and welcomed it all in the name of defeating our class enemy Al Qaeda and their leader Emmanuel Goldstein. God forgive us.

  22. Nobody has ever said that our system is perfect…but over the history it has been the best of the rest. All governments are bad…necessary evil. I like the libertarian mentality.

  23. Matt, by not going back beyond Stalin in Russia we are totally, and perilously, forgetting Lenin, Trotsky and their tiny, wealthy minority who invented Communism and ripped intoussia in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. They had already disarmed Russian citizens and killed 10 million of them before Stalin came to power. In spite of success with their “Revolution” almost none are left in Russia now. 40% of them worldwide, grandsons and granddaughters of the murderous Bolsheviks, are here in the United States. 75% of them are still closet Communists (think Saul Alinsky). They own the Democrat Party, major TV networks, huge newspaper chains, New York Times, Hollywood, Wall Street, our major money center national banks, and ACLU. They still hate Conservatives, Christians, and our American freedoms. And they are trying to disarm us via Obama. Please take time to do some research. We are blessed, though, by 25% of them who are fine loyal Americans, among the most dynamic and out spoken Patriots America has.

    • Indeed, our demise has been in the works for many years. To see just how far they’ve gotten, take a look at the 1963 congressional record “Communist Goals For America”, which spells it out plain and clear.

      It does not take a tempest prognosticator to see where we’re headed…

      COMMUNIST GOALS FOR AMERICA (1963)
      Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35

      January 10, 1963

      Current Communist Goals

      EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

      IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      Thursday, January 10, 1963

      Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

      At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

      [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

      CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

      1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

      2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

      3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

      4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

      5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

      6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

      7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

      8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

      9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

      10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

      11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

      12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

      13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

      14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

      15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

      16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

      17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

      18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

      19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

      20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

      21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

      22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

      23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

      24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

      25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

      26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

      27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

      28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

      29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

      30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

      31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

      32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

      33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

      34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

      35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

      36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

      37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

      38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

      39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

      40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

      41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

      42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

      43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

      44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

      45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

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  26. I simply think what Matt wrote gets the point across… to those who can think with common sense.

    I’ve sent his piece and video far and wide.

  27. At least 21768 Poles were murdered in Katyn, of whom 10,000 were army officers and ranking LEOs. But that in no way exhausts the list. Tens of thousands of their family members were „resettled” to Kazakhstan and otrher hellholes, where many died. And this is what ultimately happens even to innocent civilians when the population has been disarmed:

    My uncle whom I never knew, my mother’s only brother, was executed on the spot while taking a walk with my mother on their way from the church in center city on a sunny afternoon. A shoe lace came undone. He bent to tie it. A pistol fell out of his pocket. Some armed represemtatives of the occupying regime (this one was German) saw it. That’s all it took, though he was a civilian not in the fighting underground and looked and dressed middle class.

    More than one lesson here.

    • “A pistol fell out of his pocket.” identifying him as a person capable and willing to resist, thus a pre-emptive bullet “solved” the problem. Lesson: use good holsters, adjusted properly. Don’t allow tyrannical m-f-ers, regardless of affiliation, to run your streets. Resist effectively.

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    Bracken is on Point as usual..

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  30. robroysimmons

    Thanks to all the posters and their doom and all is hopeless shtick. May I remind you that we are the social critics now, and I mock them all.

    And to the doomers and all is hopeless shtickers before you ventilate the back of your head via mouth, please pass your tools out to people who will use them.

  31. Here is a quote from this link on my blog, where I re-post ‘Bracken: Democide’. You may find it interesting:

    http://maxvelocitytactical.blogspot.com/2013/02/bracken-democide.html

    In simple terms, consider this: An unconstitutional law is no law, void, never having any power as a law. The right to bear arms “Shall not be infringed.” Thus, any law infringing upon the free right to bear arms is no law.

    NEVER GIVE THEM UP! NEVER SUBMIT!

    If an official, who has sworn to uphold the Constitution, is advocating laws that are an attack on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, then he/she is in contempt of the Constitution and their oath. I suggest that if a law abiding citizen is attending a meeting or assembly where such unconstitutional laws are being advocated, that said law abiding citizen simply carry out a citizens arrest of the guilty party, who is now a domestic enemy of the Constitution.

    By citizens arrest, do not mean a physical assault on the guilty party, because that could be construed as assault. Thus, do not arrest him with a tazer, pepper spray or by use of a baton as our beloved LEOs are fond of doing. Simply stand up and state that ‘Sir/Ma’am, I am arresting you on charges of treason against the Constitution and your Oath.”

    Do not lay hands on them or harm them in any way, simply state that they are now under arrest. Gain the attention of the Law Enforcement person(s) who will nor doubt be present (and probably on their way to arrest you instead) and hand over the arrested person, verbally, into their custody.

    I believe that is the procedure for a citizens arrest, where the arrested person(s) should be handed over to Law Enforcement at the earliest opportunity.

    Anyone anywhere near Feinstein in California, to effect such an arrest?

  32. Reblogged this on Fighting For Liberty and commented:
    Taking the time to reblog this, important.
    You are the resistance.
    CDP

  33. Americans are very dependent on commercial liquid fuels for mobility and temporary power. Your ability to survive by quickly and temporarily vacating a place might depend on your ability to walk or move without an engine.

    This means that you will be using your muscles to do the moving. Practice.
    How heavy is the BOB? Can you carry it 10 miles, or are you dumping half of it on mile 2? Do the straps work for you? Would losing pounds help? [yes]. While you drop some body weight, also drop some pack weight, or replace it with useful consumables, like water/water-purifiers. Target max weight of pack: 1/3 your ideal weight.

    If you have extra money, you can cut pack weight. Everything stainless steel can become titanium. http://www.rei.com/product/831567/snow-peak-trek-1400-titanium-cookset. That was easy.

    Look for the people who do “ultra light hiking”. They have pared way-way back to move fast with 12 pound packs for a week and 60-90 miles on-trail. I haven’t found much on-line concerning trail-caching, but a 5 gallon bucket is instant re-supply with options, to let a person get to the next bucket.

    The “ultralighters” weigh everything and plan HARD. Most of them don’t plan to freeze at night nor go hungry, but have noticed the absurdity of what most people do with a 33′ Diesel pusher RV.

    Just an observation for folks who might find it tactically or strategically useful to go for a walk.

    Everywhere is walking distance, if you’ve got the time.

    Cheers.

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  35. FEDERALIST45

    Mr. Bracken: Frankly, I have been “aware” for many years, but your incredible trilogy, ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, floored me. You showed HOW it would happen (more or less) and every day I see it playing out much the same way as you depicted. Thank you for that great work, and thank you keeping the press on with respect to our God-given natural right to keep and bear arms. This drum cannot be beaten often or loud enough.

    • Thanks, Federalist 45. That’s what keeps me driving forward. If we stand in place, we will be run over by that Soviet bulldozer and ground into the mud.

  36. theBuckWheat

    If peaceful options exist we are obligated to explore them. Yet too many people find it far easier to talk about going molon labe than talking about how to hold a Constitutional Convention. When (not if) someone gives a state or federal officer his gun bullets first, it will be just what the gun-grabbers want. They will turn dancing on his grave into a prize winning performance because it advances their agenda. However, serious talk about what changes we must make in the Constitution to repair its weak parts will be constructive and will drive the left nuts. But it appears too many people are far more afraid losing their RKBA via a Convention than what we have at this very moment.

    But suppose the states and federal government suddenly gave up on their gun grabbing. We will have the outrageous ObamaCare, we still have the destruction of our wealth via money printing, QE, and perpetual debt. We still have the creeps at the lawless EPA We still have massive government.

    It is time to talk about a Constitutional Convention. If not for RKBA for for all the other tyrannies, big and small.

    • Given recent electoral history, the widespread ignorance and outright wrongheadedness of the American populace, and the nearly 100% collectivist capture of the mainstream media, what objective facts can you cite to support your apparent thesis that a Con-Con would not become, regardless of origin, the express train to Hell?

      • Semper Fi, 0321

        Had dinner with a friend the other night, a VN service Navy doctor, who dealt with lots of dead and wounded in a USMC helicopter unit. He absofuknlutly cannot get past the idea that the Tea Party isn’t going to fix things in the next election or two. That’s as far as his brain housing group will go. And laughs at me because I’m over the edge with my ‘conspiracy theories’! And he seems more informed than most I know. Yeah, we’re fuk’d!!! When even most of the vets still haven’t a clue what’s going on, or who the actual bad guys are, that’s serious ignorance and stupidity from the guys we need at the front lines.

  37. Bad Bigdoggy

    Excellent article. I am confident that enough gun owners understand the true nature of the Second Amendment and the importance of being armed such that they won’t turn over their guns–enough, that is, to prevent democide from happening in the US.
    As an aside, there’s an old saying, “Those who know don’t talk and those who talk don’t know.” Much like the gung-ho kid in Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood version), anyone who loudly proclaims, “you’ll have to pry them from my cold dead hands” is not likely someone I can count on.
    There are very few really good men. Read the “Survivor” story from Jeff Cooper’s “To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth.” In that story, there were 1 in 3,000 good men you could count on–and this is from people who had nothing to lose. The number is much smaller here. Men are not willing to lose their big screen televisions to risk standing up for what they think is right.
    But back to my point. While I don’t worry that all guns will be turned over to the government because of a law demanding that, I don’t think that’s their plan. While a bit lengthy (about an hour), this audio is worth listening to:
    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7692.
    They make the point that the plan to disarm probably will be more along the lines of an economic collapse followed by starving people willing to rat out their neighbors or sell their guns to get food. The Nazis (as Mr. Bracken pointed out) could never have achieved their “successes” without ordinary people aiding them, whether passively or by reporting their neighbors. I have no doubt most Americans will be ever so happy to snitch on their neighbors.

  38. Reblogged:

    Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom, a powerful video and essay by Matt Bracken
    http://networkedblogs.com/IzuFB

  39. We may be between a rock and a hard place soon.
    Hope you all have had the opertunity and time to get up to speed by reading Matt Bracken’s books.
    Got some weather heading our way that may require we batten down the hatches.
    I’ll be praying for the good guys to win!
    Walt Willis

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  41. christinewjc

    Thank you so much for this very informative essay and terribly sobering video about the dangers of tyranny and death by governments that succeed in confiscating guns from the public. I have reblogged it at Talk Wisdom and added the following commentary and video:

    The following is a video sarcastically entitled, “A Tribute to Communism” by the creator. The reason being that there are a lot of pro-communist propaganda videos on Youtube, “celebrating” the tenets of that evil ideology. Prepare yourself for another devastatingly sobering account (as has been masterfully described in the essay above by Bracken) of the real truth about what ObaMAO and his ilk believe. Remember, as CommieBlaster.cominforms us on a daily basis, the links between the following ideologies which are held by most in the ObaMARXIST BADministration cannot be ignored!

    PROGRESSIVES = SOCIALISTS = COMMUNISTS = LEFT-WING RADICALS = ANTI-CAPITALISTS = UNAMERICAN

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