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January 08, 2017

Shoe, Meet Other Foot

Even though the election was over a month ago, and Hillary Clinton will never be president, the lib/prog sense of outragey outrage has not subsided. In fact, it's even greater now than it was originally. So much so that there's been some loose talk on the left of "resistance" ( *snort* ) and even "revolution" ( *guffaw* ), which raises some obvious questions about how they intend to pull off an armed revolution. After all, the military is in the hands of those the liberals consider to be their enemies. Also, U.S. armed forces tend to skew conservative, so a military intervention or coup would be a non-starter. And then there's the pesky fact that the overwhelming majority of private gun owners undoubtedly voted for Trump.

So, obviously, the progressive plan for "resistance" (excuse me, #TheResistance) has not been well thought out. I think it consists mainly of Keith Olbermann shouting at the wall from his basement redoubt at GQ Magazine.

But, according to the Beeb, some liberals have noticed this deficit:

Gun ownership has traditionally been associated with the right wing in America but the election of Donald Trump has prompted some left-wingers to join gun clubs - and even start preparing for the collapse of society.

The BBC piece focuses not on liberals who want to foment armed revolution, but on the grievance groups who think that the evil Trump is giong to round them all up. The piece quotes a confused man who wears dresses, and who claims that

"...Trump's election has mobilised a lot of the far right and given them hope," she says, citing a rise in reports of hate crimes and neo-Nazi activity."

Of course, all of this "neo-Nazi activity" that he's afraid of is phaque gnus. It's been pumped out by the MSM 24/7 since the election like raw sewage from a busted pipe. So I really can't blame to guy too much for sincerly believing that fedgov is setting up camps to house the disaffected segments of the population. We liked to joke about it, but this guy believes it in earnest.

But, here's the funny part: All of us on this side of the aisle believe that just because this guy is confused about what gender he is, he does not thereby abrogate his right to defend himself. I doubt there would be a gun club or range in the entire country that would not allow him to take any firearms training/safety course they might offer. Of course, he might get a bit of snark, like "So, voting for politicians who are determined to forbid you the means to defend yourself is not a good idea, huh?" and "Surrendering your protection to a government that hates you never works out well, does it?"

There are gay and tranny gun clubs now, and I think that's great. Because not only are they taking personal responsibility to protect themselves rather than simply whine that somebody is not doing it for them, but they're going to rub shoulders with people they most likely never encounter on a daily basis: Trump voters, conservative Republicans, old married guys, and evangelical Christians, AKA normal Americans. And this is a good thing.

But if have some spare time and you're looking for a laugh or two, you really ought to scroll through that ridiculous #TheResistance Twitter feed. It's packed full of weapons grade stoopid.


I hereby declare this thread to be Open. You can even talk about the NY-GB wildcard game.

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