We Haven’t Rejected Political Violence… and we probably still won’t – IOTW Report

We Haven’t Rejected Political Violence… and we probably still won’t

h/t JDHasty

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In 1973, armed members of the American Indian Movement, alleging broken treaties and tribal corruption, seized the symbolically meaningful village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. But there was a post office there, so a team of postal inspectors went to check on the security of the building. They were immediately taken at gunpoint and marched away into captivity. As a later court document would put it, “They were then informed by co-defendant Leonard Crow Dog that they were prisoners of war and would be treated as such.” Federal spies entering native land, the AIM leader Russell Means soon added for the benefit of visiting reporters, would be “shot by a firing squad.” It was, for the moment, a piece of political performance; the postal inspectors were released a couple hours later, minus their government-issued revolvers. The stand-off between AIM and the federal government, with repeated gunfights, went on for a total of 71 days; a federal law enforcement website still describes it as “the longest civil disorder in the history of the Marshals Service.”

Among the many remarkable claims Joe Biden made during his idiotic Red Speech, this one has stuck with me: America, he said, is a nation“…that rejects violence as a political tool.” Says the guy who was VP to a POTUS who allegedly started his political career with a fundraiser at the home of the Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, before “vastly expanding and normalizing the use of armed drones for counterterrorism and close air support operations in non-battlefield settings—namely Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia.” Nope, no violence here. We just don’t put up with that stuff. more here


9 Comments on We Haven’t Rejected Political Violence… and we probably still won’t

  1. Political violence is more prevalent, more apt to be exerted when the culture awards the imprimatur of legitimacy and does not condemn it, but condones it. When it is normalized under the cover of , “No justice no peace”, and, “Rioting is the voice of the unheard”, it becomes the default method of discourse.

    And with the dems in office, it will not be punished, it will be applauded.

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  2. This is why all the hyperventilation about an “insurrection” on Jan 6 is run on a constant state media loop. They do know it can really happen. And it probably will if they keep pushing us to our limits. Support the Article 5 convention of states movement. Only way to shut their carnival down IMHO.

    /Salute

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  3. I am not a pacifist. I’ve spent lots of energy through out my life trying to remain civil. So I’m wondering what the distinction between violence and political violence is. My guess is if it’s Libtards beating the hell out of aged Trump supporters it should be celebrated. And if it’s a BAMF conservative ripping the limbs off a ANTIFA faggot it should be chastised, ridiculed, PROSECUTED.

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  4. “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”

    I pray that the pioneering American spirit will endure and continue to be handed down.

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  5. When, through corruption of the political process, the govt becomes a major perpetrator of the violent suppression of dissidence and the implementer of practices that do real and immediate financial and physical damage to the populace under its control, that populace violently resists, the populace is not engaging in political violence, but rather in righteous self-defense.

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  6. “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
    (Major Demonrat Politician)

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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