June 5, 2000
flaws of the NRA have terrified gun-shy women and fogBound Liberals,
alienating the majority. They have proven incapable of articulating
the intention or necessity of the Second Amendment, and ultimately
fail to hold the fence against stampedes of frightened livestock
intermittently stirred up by the practitioners of mob rule,
the engineers of a revolutionary, media-fed intrusion of a "New
The New Interactive Constitution is a necessity in todays hi-tech
Goebell Village serving the Public Relation needs of The NeWorldOrder
for Virtual Reality in an Orwellian Environment.
Meanwhile, the NRA babbles on about hunting and home protection.
****WHAT IFs AND GUN BUTTs****
If the right to bear arms was not about a specific right of
the people, it would not be in "the first and ten".
If it were contingent upon the incidental infrastructure of
militia, a hunting ordinance, or theft deterrent, it would not
be in the 'first and ten'.
The right to bear arms, as well as the other subjects covered
in the original, non-interactive CONST/BoRs are all about power,
and who shall retain which ones in perpetuity.
We make sense of the world and all its infinite clutter by drawing
meaning from the subject and its context. Look at the second
amendment, then look at the context. The right to bear arms
is, like all the others, a power assigned to one of the principles
in the gov't balancing equation, in this case, the People, who
are naturally at odds with the coercive powers of the ruling
institutions. That is the subject of the context.
****US GOVERNMENT IN ONE PARAGRAPH****
By focusing on the points of traditional tension, the FoundFat's
created a model defining the fundamental elements of a Nation,
where the interests of the elements were opposed, then placed
them at odds with each other in a pre-stressed framework of
constraints and obligations that compel future participants
toward maintaining that balance.... The CONST/BoRs is that framework
and defines the rules of engagement for major gov't functions,
particularly constraints on modification of the framework. Messing
with the framework threatens to upset the BALANCE of POWERs.
I have read Madison, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams, and a sideline
full of the uppity pamphleteers, propagandists and delinquent
ne'er-do-wells who dared turn on their 'betters', and betray
their king for a sales tax we wouldn't bat an eye or read a
None of these writings bother to warn against the destruction
of our Nation by foreign adventure, despite the fact that it
was a time of intense
international intrigue, where central figures of the time were
openly employed by foreign powers.
****FROM WHO ?****
The framers were obsessed with the idea that democracy would
fall to the tyranny that grew from within, either in a sudden
coup declaring martial law, or the gradual co-opting of the
People's rights and powers by gov't. It was apparently decided
that the encroachment of tyranny would slow in the face of a
population that is fully armed and capable of a swift and competent
So any plea for gun control that calls for the banning of weapons
useless for anything but manslaughter completely misses the
A point the NRA fails to address. The people have responded
with the expected confusion. The NRA cast themselves as weirdo
violent fantasy hardware fetishists, pointlessly infatuated
with the symbol and the object of "the Gun", since
they will not support their position with the simple revolutionary
impulse that inspired the second amendment.
****MY MOST UNFORGETTABLE SUBVERSIVE****
Jefferson believed that democracy would survive only within
cycles of armed revolt, and his rhetoric is filled with bloody
tyrants and swords, and the struggling Avatar of Liberty hacking
his way through a wall of human flesh, dragging his canoe behind
him. TJ saw about as much action as WC Fields. Which is good,
you dont want to throw a guy like TJ into cannonFire.
NEED THE NRA, WE SHOULD START ONE***
What we need is an actual NRA. What we have is a sanitized,
government approved NRA, rattling sabers because they have the
sense to hide the firearms in the hayloft. They make alot of
noise and are ineptly successful at distracting the public,
who believe some sort of debate is taking place. The debate
amounts to re-negotiating the terms of surrender.
Since the NRA only sideswipes the fundamental premise of the
2nd amendment, with veiled references to gun prohibition necessary
to a totalitarian system, they simply default to a high profile
gun control advocate.
SPECIAL THE INTEREST?****
In a recent the article, the NRA spokesperson also describes
the NRA as a "civil rights organization concerned about
the rest of the Constitution" - not just the 2nd Amendment.
The idea that the NRA will not sell out on every point of liberty
to bargain for the miserable tatter of Deer rifle appeasement
they have managed to clutch in their defenseless clasping trigger-fingers,
denies pretty much every move they make. Much of the credibility
and prestige of the NRA relies on their support from Law Enforcement.
This survives despite pseudo-radical "gov't jackBoot"
rhetoric streaming from the top. Whatever its propaganda value,
that assessment of WACO-Ridge is conservative.
The chicken-shits among the critics of WACO-Ridge are identified
by the weight of responsibility laid at the army boots of Reno-Derby.
Reno-Derby is clueless, and like her boss, caves in to anything
wearing a uniform. The chicken-shits avoid tarnishing their
Ephrum-Zimballistic image of the Feds by blaming an idiot, but
the FBI have been completely out of control since the fifties,
and the ATF is apparently trying to play catch-up to the politically
inspired media rendition of a perilous America. And you can
bet they compete with each other with thousands of man hours
investigating, infiltratng, perhaps operating within the NRA,
because investigating domestic political organizations is what
the FBI does.
MANY SIDES CAN YOU TAKE?*****
The Law Enforcement bias of the NRA is constantly paraded before
the public, whose concept of Criminal Justice is deduced by
comparative analysis of "City Under Seige" and Barney
Miller reruns. Every other word out of their PR machine is 'law
abiding citizen' and where issues are gun-free, the ranken file
are often outspoken in support of "courageous legislation"
to "free the hands of Police" pursuing a criminal
underworld poised to descend upon day care centers to seize,
then sautee our children in cheap margarine and feed them to
Of course the primary impediment to the effectiveness of Law
Enforcement has always been the Bill of Rights, so this is an
auspicious alliance for Law Enforcement, and a suckers
bet for NRA followers serious about conservative, comprehensive
I hate to rag on the Cops, but Criminal Justice, at its best,
is still an adversarial system where Law Enforcement is in constant
tension or completely at odds with Civil Liberty.
GUNS ALLOWED IN THE RAILROAD SYSTEM****
"The similarities in gun prohibition and drug prohibition
are striking and not lost on the current architects of
Libertarian Party platform."
synergism of gun and drug prohibition are codified into laws,
far greater than the sum of their parts. Even many fierce anti-drugWar
activists, gun-lovers, and free-wheeling Libbertarions are unaware
of the drug/gun backfire legislation that is already a decade
old. One of the many casualties taken by the People when Federalists
over-ran the State's previous jurisdictiom over criminal law
It is at least one extra felony if a gun, which is legally owned,
shows up in a search where drugs are found, even if it is a
private home and there are no priors.
And if the Louisiana Highway Patrol Stalking Vehicle ambushes
you on the way to the snow geese slaughter, and throws you to
the Feds so they can keep your new, freshly seized, four door
pick-up truck, after forcing a search that turns up a few joints,
you'll get five, possibly ten years mandatory for a couple of
Mandatory means you do NOT get your day in court, and telling
it to the judge, if permitted, has the same effect as telling
it to your cell-mate, which you will have plenty of time to
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAWS****
laws against guns/drugs are UNBELIEVABLY totalitarian, no way
they are legal, but try to find someone who is not Eric Sterling
to give a shit for a minute.
The NRA was nowhere to be found in the stark silence of wordless
protest that followed this calculated attack on the second amendment,
when drugWar propaganda was at peak impact. These Constitutional
assaults create felons serving mandatory hard prison time out
of citizens in the act of a petty misdemeanor while exercising
guaranteed rights to bear arms.
In more serious cases, adding five or ten years to already epic
mandatory sentences, which question the wisdom of being taken
alive, put the neighbors and cops in a warZone where previously
there were only loud music complaints. This new dynamic creates
the immediacy of nothing-to-lose, snap judgements for small
chamge street-life who are packing a gun to keep them warm.
Suddenly confronted with 10 years for second offense based on
five rocks, and a Raven 25 semi-auto SNS in his boot.
......possibly Fifteen Years for a hundred bucks of contraband
*****SMILE WHEN YOU PULL THAT TRIGGER*****
This REALLY REALLY sucks for the regular cop on the street,
whose personal risk grows with every citizen whose arrest translates
to a serious threat of death by prison-rot, hepatitus or aids.
What the hell, why not try to point-blank sucker-shoot the cop
with the Raven 25, and go for the hundred to one.
It screws everybody, because the SWAT team, flak jacket, gas
grenade, perpetual teenaged hometown homophobic twisted psycho
new-age soldierCOP paramilitary gang task force LOVES the idea
that every civilian must be approached as a Mortal Combat character.
From four directions, by five guys, in battle gear, with hammers
cocked, and all those cool matt finish things hanging from velcro
straps of Khaki jumpsuits... "we're a close knit urban
battle team, and when we hit the streets, we don't fool around
'busting' people. We 'deploy' "
Able Baker Charlie Fuck you, too.
The trend suggests that more and more of these 'Mighty crimeWarriors'
will be drawn to the job of police officer, and the traditional
'protect and serve' guys, who learn to nudge things around to
keep the peace, will fade by attrition, or flee in disgust.
CASA, SU CASA*****
If so, it is the unmistakable prelude to an ironic welcome into
the Future World Authoritarian Chaos-driven NeWorldOrder guarded
by state terror, and enforced with great ferocity and no accountability
by hotShots who represent the 1% of the population who own 95%
in other words...
the social model our foreign policy has fostered in the emerging
world at great expense with remarkable success.
The prodigal political bastard son, who sailed to the East,
and returned from the West...
...having circled the globe in death and hypocrisy, cutting
out the infection of troublesome or surplus populations when
called upon by the highest American ideals of opportunism, and
a long tradition of dispatching the indigenous.
Or bringing the people to their knees, wherever they are needed
in the mines.
THE BEER, BATTERY CHARGER AND BLOWTORCH****
this one comes home to roost, you may not notice the jarring
right turn until people begin to disappear. And when your inquiries
about missing persons and relatives are answered with laughter
and jeers by the New Local Police, the circle is unbroken. It
went around, came around, and is Home again.
CONTROL, MORE THAN JUST HITTING THE TARGET*****
This is where you reflect upon steel tipped Teflon coated kevlar-piercing
bullets. You previously joked, 'The deer in Springfield don't
wear kevlar this time of year!!!'. They were pulled off the
market at the request of Law Enforcement .
Once the gov't prohibits effective lethal ammunition, only the
gov't will have effective lethal ammunition.
At this point our hero regrets having missed the obvious, and
laments the absence of anyone committed to spelling it out for
Somebody like, perhaps,
*****IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE*****
This scenario seems absurd to many, unlikely to some, inevitable
to others. But all systems corrode, corrupt or eventually follow
one of the infinite tributaries that converge at entropy and
Once the balance hits the stop, the second amendment will be
entirely revoked, but the weapons have proliferated and small
arms are part of the landscape. It takes centuries of progressive
myopia to subvert a well thought out Constitution, and the second
amendment provides the last resort that could help fuel pure
dumb luck all the way through a popular revolt to a second Constitutional
CROCKET GOES TO SLEEP******
if one thinks of gov't as permanent or perpetually fixable,
or that tyranny can be resisted entirely through non-violent
means, the 2nd amendment is an unnecessary arcane loophole that
directly contributes to the level of criminal violence in the
WAKES UP WINSTON SMITH****
some of us deny that an immovable temporal monolith could be
placed into the flow of history, and others recognize that empires
decay, and still others share the sentiments of the American
Elder whiteBoys who suggested that the gov't they founded, will,
at some point, have to be removed. THEY had to do the same thing.
They likely expected the same of us, should the need arise.
RULERS HAVE NO CAKE, LET THEM EAT LEAD*****
It could be one of those real short EXTREMELY violent spontaneous
outbursts. The French are fond of losing their heads in the
period of one weekend of uncompromising frenzy, directly seizing
the source of discontent, and proceeding swiftly to public forum
where the issues are summarily bisected, and laid open for public
discussion and approval. Very Populist and crowd pleasing and
goes right to the heart of Class Struggle, which can be a real
sudden pain in the neck for some, for about 8 seconds.
Could be one of those long, drawn-out guerrilla civil wars,
in which case, the revolutionary forces would form locally,
probably in areas surrounding armories. Significant armed services
crossover is obviously necessary in this scenario, if the tree
of liberty were to be watered with the blood of tyrants. The
alternative is a chainsaw massacre.
what is the word for those?
Find a comparable demographic territory on this planet where
FEWER people are machine-gunned by seventeen year olds.
What you will find is that being mowed down by a seventeen year
old with an automatic rifle, and a seemingly unlimited supply
of WINCHESTER ammunition, is the leading cause of death for
seventeen year olds and up in many parts of the world. Look
where the fury of Humanitarian interventions have struck with
thunderous and frightening humanity.
*****EVEN WHEN WE WIN, WE'RE LOSING****
The last time there was prohibition in this country, we lost
our access to automatic weapons, which is just the sort of distinct
disadvantage that amounts to the balance of Power being sacrificed
to unenforceable, badly conceived encroachment of state power
over the private affairs and commerce of its citizens, and the
Fear Mongering tactics necessary to inflate such nonsense.
****BUT....... WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN???!!!***
When little Scout is old enough to ask daddy what the assault
rifle is for, daddy might arrogantly and subversively reply,
"The gun is for shooting cops, Scout.... but we pray we
never have to use it"
Scout will be confused and shaken by daddy, as usual, and make
her way quietly to Mommy, and ask, " Mommy, is the AK-47
really for shooting cops?"
And Mommy will reply, "Of course not, Scout. The AK-47
is a promise that our gov't makes to all of us, that we will
never have to do that. As long as we have our AK-47, there should
never be any need for it."
"But, Mommy. What if someone tries to take it?"
"That's what these are for, Scout."
"What are those, Mommy?"
way things are going, I don't think it would be wise to give
up any more second amendment rights"
don't be the proverbial idiot who brings a gun to a hand grenade