Monday, December 31, 2012

Russian Writer Warns US People to Protect Second Amendment

Hat tip to The Blaze.

While many in the US enthusiastically call for the reducing of everyone in the nation to defenseless sheep, we find someone in a nation who, being aware of what happened to his people, knows far better.

This Russian makes it clear that disarmament of the people is the first step towards totalitarianism. He cites one example of which I was not even aware. After the seizure of Moscow by the Bolsheviks following the defeat of a last-stand action of  military cadets and their leaders (This appears to me to be the event portrayed in Doctor Zhivago), the officers of the Russian military were persuaded to refrain from opposing the Reds.

Probably hoping to save what was left of their careers (That dream would end in Stalin's later purges) and their property, they decided to protect their own interests as opposed to taking stand with the young patriots. They tragically believed it when the Bolsheviks told them that, if they remain neutral and register their issued and personal  firearms (Private ownership of firearms in Russia was common), they would be left alone.

-From the second-linked post:
The part that I described will be bolded.

"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)
[Following the death of Ivan the Terrible], 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."

*[I would add Charles XXII of Sweden]

"This well armed population was what allowed the various White factions to rise up, no matter how disorganized politically and militarily they were in 1918 and wage a savage civil war against the Reds. It should be noted that many of these armies were armed peasants, villagers, farmers and merchants, protecting their own. If it had not been for Washington's clandestine support of and for the Reds, history would have gone quite differently.

Moscow fell, for example, not from a lack of weapons to defend it, but from the lieing guile of the Reds. Ten thousand Reds took Moscow and were opposed only by some few hundreds of officer cadets and their instructors. Even then the battle was fierce and losses high. However, in the city alone, at that time, lived over 30,000 military officers (both active and retired), all with their own issued weapons and ammunition, plus tens of thousands of other citizens who were armed. The Soviets promised to leave them all alone if they did not intervene. They did not and for that were asked afterwards to come register themselves and their weapons: where they were promptly shot.

Of course being savages, murderers and liars does not mean being stupid and the Reds learned from their Civil War experience. One of the first things they did was to disarm the population. From that point, mass repression, mass arrests, mass deportations, mass murder, mass starvation were all a safe game for the powers that were. The worst they had to fear was a pitchfork in the guts or a knife in the back or the occasional hunting rifle. Not much for soldiers......................


For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or "talking to them", it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves.

The excuse that people will start shooting each other is also plain and silly. So it is our politicians saying that our society is full of incapable adolescents who can never be trusted? Then, please explain how we can trust them or the police, who themselves grew up and came from the same culture?

No it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

So, do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect."


  1. The above comment will certainly not be lost on the vast majority of people who read this sort of post.
    For those who may be unfamiliar with the phrase, a quick explanation:
    At the Battle of Thermopylae, the Persians ordered the Greek continent holding the pass to surrender their weapons. Leonidas, the Spartan King and overall leader of the Greek forces at the Gates, answered with a classic Indo-European styled brief reply. This sort of retort was so common among Spartans that it was named after the region in which Sparta was located - Laconic (From Lacadaemon)

    Mollon Labe means "Come and take them"
    To get the best rendering in Modern English we would say "Come and get them".
    We must never forget that statement.

  2. Thank you for publishing yet another reminder that accounts of civilian disarmament historically prepares despots and tyrants to kill, imprison, and torture despised minorities. Note that these minorities need not even be opposed to the regime. Many German Jews supported the early Nazi recovery from economic depression and from the ravages of the Versailles treaty. Many of the more than sixty million Chinese whom Mao Tse Tung, history's most evil mass murderer, exterminated, favored the "revolution".

    The twentieth century alone shows this. Examples include:
    * The Armenian Massacre by the Ottoman Turks,
    * Lenin's & Stalin's mass exterminations, by execution and starvation, of citizens of Russia and other Soviet slave states,
    * The Nazi holocaust, preceded by enactment of a gun control law on which Senator Dodd modeled our own Gun Control Act of 1968.
    * Mao Tse Tung's aforementioned mass slaughter of his fellow Chinese.

    A dear friend, Felix Auer, born in Vienna in the closing days of WWI, recounts the Anschluss, when Nazi occupiers went to town halls throughout Austria where obedient Austrians had complied with registration requirements. After this, they had simply to send soldiers around to the homes of registered owners of firearms and edged weapons to confiscate them, setting the stage of expanding the Final Solution throughout conquered Austria.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. I just realized that I misspelled "Lacedaemon" in my reply. My apologies.