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It is Time to Choose, Civilization or Not
Here at IncomingBytes, we offer heartfelt condolences to grieving families. We offer positive thoughts and prayers for innocent victims of tragic events, regardless of location or cause. As such, people everywhere mourn with the civilized people of Great Britain who have suffered incredible losses in three more recent tragic, brutal events. Three more terrible, unbelievable events. Worth repeating. Once again, civilization or not, it is time to choose. We stand in solidarity with YOU, the civilized in Great Britain and elsewhere. Always have, always will.
Political Correctness, Sacrifice, or Reality? It Is Time to Choose
Are you satisfied with political correctness demanding sacrificial lambs, or would you prefer to face reality? Let us make that distinction thoughtfully. We once again attempt to make that selection. Why? There have been more innocent lives sacrificed to political correctness with ever more to come; memorials must be built, candlelight vigils must be held, blood must be washed from barbaric sidewalks and shattered venues. Tears must be shed. Political correctness maintained... Really?
"World leaders are resolving the issues with grand statements, are they? No. Let us all be mollified, blinded, 'dumbed-down' by hollow, meaningless political words, blathering electioneering promises, and remain 'politically-correct' with open borders; and wait. For another week or two—or another day—or another hour —until the next horrific attack.
Shall civilization remain spineless and silent, and simply prepare the next batch of innocent lives for slaughter? Is that the price "civilization" is willing to pay for political correctness, warm and fuzzy, "inclusiveness"? Must we willingly offer the blood of innocents to be shed in the name of "tolerance" to satisfy the narcissistic egos of incompetent leadership? How many innocent lives are a sufficient "voluntary and suitable sacrifice" ? How many lives are to be willingly offered, 'volunteered' by the spineless to appease ideological lunacy that yes, is clearly 'derived' from archaic, murderous and brutal Islamic teachings straight out of a ' book' ?
Tough call isn't it? Will you deny fact—and naively offer the blood of one, three, ten, or a hundred more innocent lives next time —so murderous Islamic lunatics can claim success for a sub-human cult of death? Are you prepared to offer sacrificial children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends... so YOU don't have to stand up and say NO? Worth repeating, it is a tough call, but YOU have to make it. Either sacrifice more innocent lives —or grow some spine and make the call to deal with the problem by removing it. THAT is the reality of the choice being made.
You decide... It is time to choose, civilization or not.
We do not tolerate, but neither do we capitulate"
Recently one of my friends on Facebook who happens to be British, and was only a few hundred meters from the attack (7/7/05 on the Aldgate tube station) commented on the mind of the British regarding terrorist and other brutal realities; with stoicism, great resolve, and the old stiff upper lip of Great Britain.
'We do not tolerate, but neither do we capitulate'.
"We do not tolerate" and "neither do we capitulate' being the key phrases. "Well said. "
We, here at Incomingbytes say "Hear, hear!"
We suggest that much of the civilized world has been deceived; ALL western leaders, elected politicians must no longer longer tolerate OR accept as inevitable these barbaric atrocities. The civilized world must refuse to give in to ideological and political demands of fanatic extremists, so-called 'refugees' AND 'friendly', deceptive Muslim ideologists and expansionists who knowingly practice takiyhya (tactical deception) to take advantage of the civilized world to gain power and inflict a foreign, devious, and much-distrusted ideology upon the world.
It is time to choose, civilized or not; the civilized world must refuse to offer any more blood of sacrificial lambs to a cult of death, which notably, also attacks its own with equal gusto and rabid insanity.
Politically-correct, egotistical, feel-good and treasonous leaders will scream about "racism", being non-inclusive, " being intolerant " and accuse us of "lack of understanding of cultural differences'' and above all, scream "Islamophobia!" — And then will proceed to gasp in disbelief when even more attacks occur, will hold more candlelight vigils, and will offer 'words of wisdom about 'division of society is bad' and "it was a lone wolf attack of an insane person," justifying anything and everything... and once again offer condolences to victims and parents of sacrificial lambs after the next attack..and the next one... and the next one...endlessly... Somehow...expecting 'different results'
—the new improved kind of la-la expected by the delusional.
Interestingly, if an opinion which does not support their own Utopian naivete' is offered, the disapproving arrogant —will smugly and smugly inform us that we are wrong.
Frankly? With the blood of innocents being spilled, again and again, clearly with no relief expected, it is time to choose. Bottom line, people with common sense no longer give a damn what fools think. The solution is obvious. Don't like that? Too bad. Offer something 'wiser' and better. Something that works.
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With mass shootings and incidents of terrorism on the increase in North America, as responsible adults and long-time gun *owners, we would be negligent not to ask questions and consider the complex issues of obsession, madness and gun control. Here at Incoming Bytes we encourage readers to think for themselves and seek solutions, but also to use reason, logic, common sense, and practice communicating skills effectively rather than cowering in fear, gasping in frustration, and living in unfettered paranoia. Bottom line, we must not remain silence in response to these senseless tragedies.
We offer our sincerest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to families of those killed or injured in events involving senseless gun violence and terrorist acts, particularly those occurring most recently in California, and Paris, France.
Madness and Gun Control
It never ceases to amaze this Canadian how discussions on gun ownership and gun control in the United States of America has become so extreme, polarized, politicized, and blown up beyond reason. Gun ownership is considered by many to be a God-given, or at the very least, a constitutional, inalienable right. If the United States does not have the highest concentration per capita concentrations of guns in the world, it certainly has the highest concentration of obsession, fear and self-entitlement related to gun ownership. Let us call it what it is; gun madness and gun control. Yes, gun madness and gun control —worth repeating.
Somehow, in the United States of America, ' We the People', based on the original, US Constitution, Second Amendment rules supreme. Subsequent 'interpretations '
nudged into effect by test cases in law, creative lobbyists, NRA influenced courts or not, have gone far beyond simply and collectively being allowed to bear arms in a well-organized militia. Citizens are encouraged to buy, possess, enjoy, and use any and all guns without purpose, reason, or intent, and almost unbelievably, in some jurisdictions, guns may be purchased without mandatory background checks for mental instability, violence, convictions, or criminal activity. Background checks may be fast-tracked, avoided, or simply and arrogantly not bothered with . How about that. The American way.
Madness and Gun Control. You Crazy? Criminal?
Potential gun buyers may be unstable, anti-social, terrorist-affiliated, good old-boy possum-hunting rednecks, target-shooters, inventors of boom-bang, members of private militias with paranoid leaders, itchy uniforms and trigger-fingers, racists intent upon cleansing the earth, dangerous religious zealots intent upon converting the religions of the world, conspiracy theorists or apocalyptic survivalists wearing camo...patriots all. No matter. Criminals, back-yard mechanics and your everyday gardening-Grannies, any and all may purchase guns. Those who wish to protect themselves in their cars, the shopping mall, or provide security at home, may purchase guns. Punk car thieves, drug dealers, hardened criminals, home invaders, or first-time burglars begging to be shot for stupidity can get guns illegally. No matter who we are, we can get guns. It's our right, they say.
Sophisticated Hardware: Essential for Everyday People: NOT.
Are sophisticated automatic assault weapons essential for everyday people? No,— yet ordinary, everyday people have access to modern weapons more suitable for war, if not over the counter, out the back door. Guns of all kinds, readily available to anyone with cash. The right price. Money, green, or stained with red.
Guns offered to the public are highly variable. Expensive or cheap. Saturday-night Specials. Legal or smuggled. Equally accessible
are six-guns complete with quick-draw outfits, combat Glocks with laser sights. Machine pistols, other high-capacity magazine-fed automatic handguns. Hunting rifles in all calibers, shotguns, sawn-off or not, law-enforcement versions, all in endless variety and great supply, new or used, from Peewee .22's to .50 calibre buffalo-gun black-powder antique copies ready to assemble. Fully-automatic military assault rifles, questionable for 'hunting' at best, may be purchased in friendly mom&pop gun-shops or from the trunk of the nearest parked car.
All may turn up in Mr. & Mrs. Smith-style secret collections in upscale neighborhoods. NRA-obsessed individuals insist guns of all types should be legal, inferring inclusion of any guns, even sophisticated military version hardware—is essential to satisfy the Second Amendment. Let that sink in. Let us quell our paranoia at the home-made shooting range in Everyman's Back Yard by buying more guns. Your neighbour's paranoia has been encouraged to grow with your own, so don't forget to pick up the carry permits, a few thousand rounds, and a couple more assault rifles, that's a given. The baddies are coming. Buy another gun.
Guns are carelessly stored and inevitably, left loaded and fatally accessible to children, but that sad fact somehow evades the paranoid pro-gun, the obsessed. It is apparent that gun "rights" trump community and family safety; "rights" without logic and common sense clearly spill blood of the innocent. Lack of training is often ignored. Background checks are avoided or by-passed. Madness and illogical government policy on gun controls lacking common sense run riot-- Ineffectively. Inexplicably. Unbelievably.
So much for the U.S.A., but north of the border, *WE have been responsible Canadian gun owners for many decades and personally haven't shot a single soul yet. Go figure. Gasp...we, too, have guns.
The Canadian Way
Canadian citizens were arbitrarily subjected to the (then Liberal) government's knee-jerk legislated 'Long gun registry'. That problematic registry was initiated and installed at the ridiculous cost of more than TWO billion dollars, and instantly and completely banned some classes of guns, automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines, making possession of such equipment or any unregistered firearm an instant criminal offense. In doing so it also turned responsible, law-abiding collectors, farmers and hunters into criminals, —but certainly did not register or remove guns, automatic, banned or not, from the hands of drug dealers, fanatics, murderers or the criminally-insane.
The Dec. 6, 1989 Montreal massacre at a Montreal university, the Ecole Polytechique, was committed by an unstable, woman-hating, Marc Lepine, a young man with low self-esteem and serious mental issues. The perpetrator used a Ruger Mini-14, a common hunting rifle when he separated women from the men in an engineering class, shooting 28 individuals, and killing fourteen women. The ill-thought-out long gun registry legislation was subsequently passed in a Liberal government bid to be seen as somehow "solving" the problem of gun violence and violence against women.
The next-elected Conservative government abolished the wasteful long gun registry and 'reportedly' destroyed registration data. But, dear readers, do not cheer too quickly. The 'Canadian way' applies.
With a current NEW Federal majority Liberal government, ( elected Oct.19 2015 ) rumors are circulating that gun legislation in Canada will be revisited to repeal and modify Bill C-42, (originally called the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act by the Conservatives) creating tighter 'guidelines' and more potential headaches for honest gun owners.
The Province of Quebec also separately intends to build it's own, separate long gun registry after challenging, in the courts, the right of the Federal government to destroy Federal long gun registry data collected in Quebec. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled 5-4 in favour of the Conservative Government, —and the Quebec records were supposedly destroyed. Really.