“What If Every Security Operative… Had Been Uncertain?” #gulag

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956”

Emily Miller of the WaTimes had an excellent article about DC’s ridiculous ban on expended ammunition cartridges, which are nothing more than a tube of brass steel.  It’s no more dangerous than a lipstick case.  There is an unfortunate individual whose vindictive wife turned him in to DC police, and he is now suffering the consequences of her cruel actions.  (If this is the way she is, no wonder he divorced her.  What a psycho loon.)

I always read these articles with a tactical interest.  How was this action actually performed?  What would the consequences be if the subject was not a law-abiding citizen, who still believes in the law and the non-political foundation of the police?

And what would happen if those two restraining factors were removed, not by the poor citizen, but by the enforcers themselves?

It would seem to a disinterested observer that time of unfettered police state activity is actually beginning to happening here in America, and in Virginia.  In this case, the Arlington County police did nothing more than serve a legally executed warrant requested by the DC police, which is how cross-jurisdiction cooperation is supposed to happen for domestic cases such as these.  But what, and more importantly, WHEN will this kind of cooperation stop when one police force still remembers their oath and duty to the Constitution of the United States and of Virginia and recognizes the political aspect to these requests?  And what will happen when the citizens no longer recognize the authority of police forces to conduct searches like this in their homes and neighborhoods for the wrong reasons?

For several years in the early 1970s, there were sections of Belfast and Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where the local RUC police force–and the British military–could not go into without the IRA delivering a severe armed response.  It took tanks and bulldozers to reimpose a British presence in those areas.  The IRA smartly pulled back and did not risk a fight, since they had at most 100 firearms to oppose this British direction of force.

But that’s Britain, and not the United States of America.

We Virginians–we Americans–won’t be meeting the secret police forces at the tops of stairs with mere “axes, hammers, and pokers.”  We’ll be firing through doors and walls, from windows and rooftops, and from their flanks with everything from .22LR to 7.62mm NATO ball ammunition.  When the time is right, we will begin repulsing these kinds of immoral raids, and we’ll win.  The armed numbers in America opposing such political actions guarantee that outcome.

And most importantly, we’ll not sit in our homes passively waiting for these thugs and traitors.  We’ll kindly take the fight to them, as loyal Americans are wont to do.  “Let’s roll.”

And when it’s over, the war crimes trials against those opposed to the Constitution will last for months, not years.  They will be quick, and with justice.  And as everyone knows, the Nuremburg defense of “just following orders” will not be an excuse.  Morality and duty will not be set aside in these war crimes trials; in fact, they will be honored and enforced by the court’s firing squads.

Interesting times, indeed.  The only question seemingly now is:  when does it start?  What will be the moment recorded in history for the next 200 years that sets off this unnecessary fight?



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