"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

01 January 2013

The world watches...

From a Russian observer...

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These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions.
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor.

Read it all here.

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Always interesting to see how others around the world view America and Americans.

Check out the sidebar immediately to the right of the article when you go to the web page.  They know more about us and about what is going on here than we do.  They have the benefit of experience with this type of thing, I guess.  :)

Pay attention, Kiddies.

Enjoy.

Stay safe.

4 comments:

chinasyndrome said...

Will read it before the night is over.Happy New Year Bro! May it be a Great one for you and your family!

China
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Blue said...

Thanks, China! A great New Year to you also!

Brock Townsend said...

They know more about us and about what is going on here than we do.

Not a surprise to many, I am sure.

Blue said...

Not a surprise, no.

They also have the benefit of being on the outside looking in, without emotion. They get a clearer picture than we do.

Weird, eh?