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Journal the_mad_poster's Journal: I'm Not Paranoid, I'm Just Paying Attention 77

*ahem*

There are three boxes for use in defending liberty: soap, ballot, ammo.

The soap box has collapsed.

The ballot box has been usurped.

The ammo box is standing by.

Okay, so armed revolt isn't such a great idea, but the proverbial shit is on its way to the fan and it's only a matter of time until it makes contact.

Why are you still supporting Bush? Why are you still supporting MOST of the government? Have you ever heard the phrase "throw the bums out"?

Well, the time to start throwing these bums out was 25 years ago. If we don't drop this partisan bullshit and start voting a little smarter, we're seriously fucked. George W. Bush is a horrible president and he's an exceptionally dangerous man. Our current president is actively working to undermine the entire premise of the American capitalist system that has been honed over the last 100 years. What part of that is not sinking in, friends? If we keep voting in people like this, like Clinton, like the elder Bush - people who pander endlessly to corporate interests - we're going to be ruled by corporations. Every time we go to vote and we don't muster up the courage to flip the bird to the major candidates, we put another man, woman, or other into government that has "special interest" shoved so far up his or her ass that they walk funny.

The DMCA makes it illegal to make your own ink cartridges for Lexmark printers. The FBI wants to know if you use nmap. Law enforcement can request numerous pieces of information about you and gag the person to whom the request is made, making it impossible to prepare any sort of legal defense until after it's far too late.

This is not paranoid rambling, it's 100% true and it HAS BEEN DONE: YOU CAN BE UNPERSONED.

What the fuck is wrong with you people? FIGHT. STOP VOTING FOR MAJOR CANDIDATES.

Can it be stopped? I don't know. I'd like to think so.

But I'm not taking too many chances.

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I'm Not Paranoid, I'm Just Paying Attention

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  • The ammo box is standing by.

    Werd. [westsidepistolrange.com]
  • there is a fourth box that comes just before the ammo box, the jury box.

    The courts are still open and the rule of law is still followed.

    Beyond that I wouldn't give up on the ballot box or the soap box just yet.

    Fraud, corruption, and cronyism have been a far worse problem in the past than they are now in this country. Yet reform still happened without a revolution or armed insurrection.

    For that matter take a look at any number of other countries in the world where the ruling party stacked the deck in the
  • There are no amount of guns you can own that will save you. Look at what happened at Ruby Ridge [google.com]---when nearly 400 FBI agents want to take you down, I'm sorry to say that your little over-under won't do jack.

    We could seriously make some changes if we were organized against TPTB, but we're fighting general apathy and Must-See-Tee-Vee, and that bad boy is more powerful than the strongest narcotic.

    What's the answer? I don't know. This getting ruled by the iron fist is really sucky, and I suspect we haven't se

    • There are still over a hundred million privately-owned guns in America. The government has fewer employees than we have gun owners. One person doesn't stand a chance, you're right, but if organized with others... who knows.

      But, like you said, most of the people are content to be fat and happy in front of the television. It will take something far more extreme than what we have now to get people to act... if they even will anymore. And if they do, will it be before it's too late for it to do any good?

      • Re:Let it die (Score:3, Insightful)

        by cyranoVR ( 518628 ) *
        The government has fewer employees than we have gun owners.

        Unfortunately, quite a few of those government employees have access to tanks, jet fighters, tactical nuclear warheads, etc. etc.

        Because of this mismatch of firepower, the idea that a mass uprising of gun owners (or even unarmed mobs) will be able to defeat the US military in open combat will remain an adolescent fantasy. A realistic scenario is one in which a large portion of the military switches sides to fight with the people - e.g. the mili
        • Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhaha Charles is soooooo scary... Violent impulses? Hahahahhahahahahahhahaha
        • Unfortunately, quite a few of those government employees have access to tanks, jet fighters, tactical nuclear warheads, etc. etc.

          Those big toys don't do a whole heck of a lot of good in an urban warfare situation. For proof look no further than what is happening in Iraq.

          Sure we could have taken care of Falluja with 1 nuke but it would have killed most of the people there and destroyed the city (well at least moreso than it has been)

          Public reaction is even more of a problem when you start to use heavy we
          • Think about what public reaction would be to tanks or jet fighters attacking targets in Jersey City would be.

            During the Civil War, Lincoln had Sherman's army cut a bloody swath through Georgia, raping and burning as they went. By and large, public opinion of the Union public approved. It was "necessary." Similarly, if it was "discovered" that Jersey City was a hotbed of "unamerican" activity - cleansing via carpet bombing might be seen as "necessary."

            For that matter there have been many cases of an unp
            • During the Civil War, Lincoln had Sherman's army cut a bloody swath through Georgia, raping and burning as they went. By and large, public opinion of the Union public approved. It was "necessary." Similarly, if it was "discovered" that Jersey City was a hotbed of "unamerican" activity - cleansing via carpet bombing might be seen as "necessary."

              Be that as it may. If we won't use "every means necessary" to put down the insurgency in Iraq what makes you think there would be the stomach to do it here in this
              • Well, it's hard to imagine a modern version of "Sherman's March" taking place now...but history shows that humans have often been taken by suprise by what they thought "wasn't possible." For example, World War I wasn't supposed to happen because humans were so damned "civilized."

                As far as the Kent State incident...as I understand it, that was the logical conclusion of several months/years of extremists calling for "bloodbaths" on college campuses (one of whom was Ronald Reagan [google.com]). So...not "everyone" was ag
            • Sooo... when the Democrats lose the presidency it's because they chose a far left 'socialist' (with ten times the experience in a democratic government as the alternative, ironically) and when the repubs lose a senate race, it's not because they chose a far right radical that makes far right radicals uncomfortable?

              I give up.... conservatives really do have a lock on stupid people. Why did they all migrate to that end of the political spectrum anyway?

  • Why did you vote for a major candidate? Have your views changed in the past 3 1/2 weeks?
    • Self-preservation.

      Bush is so insanely dangerous that I didn't think I could "throw away" a vote to make my point.

      The last JEs about Bushie boy are just the tip of the iceberg. This guy, and especially the people he has surrounded himself with, are crackpots that make crackpots uncomfortable. However, he manages to keep all this crap on the down-low by being "folksy" which is, of course, what got him appointed to the presidency in the first place.

    • Because at the end of the day none of the third-parties in the US is willing to do the hard work to become electoraly viable.

      The Libertarians are probably the closest to being a realistic alternative and 1) I don't agree with them on a number of fundamental issues, 2) They still aren't able to get more than a handful of votes for most of their canidates.

      About 18 months ago I concluded that at the end of the day I am politically a democrat and that the best way to get what I want is to work within the stru
      • I completely agree that the third-parties aren't viable right now. But my point was that the journal entry says faults us for voting for major candidates when he did the exact same thing.
        • Ok, I get what you are saying.

          Essentially my response to him is to say that if you don't like the major party canidates you need to get your hands dirty and do the work so that at least one of the parties produces candidates more to your taste.

          Oh and the major parties sort of like to win elections so they have this tendancy to push that over ideology. A lot of the purists on the margins don't like it, but at some point it is better to win than to be right.
  • Become a political figure and gather support to overthrow the current regime. If you get enough people screaming that the current government is bunk and gather enough support you should win. And this is without firing a shot. Write to the papers, go on TV and denounce these idiots, talk on the radio, goto the street corner and stand on the soap box and demand action. Posting here is the first step, take it to the next.

    oh and to win a revolution through arms today you need the support of the military.
    • Why not? Worked for Hitler.

      Remember, kids: the only purpose of democracy is to give the people who seek power a nonviolent way of getting it. Use every technique of propaganda and mass deception to get the voters stirred up into a rage, then channel their energy into making you dictator for life. That's how it's supposed to work.
  • The DMCA makes it illegal to make your own ink cartridges for Lexmark printers.

    This tyranny will not stand. Armed revolt is the only answer.
    • Don't look at me, I bought a Canon.
    • Go away stupid troll. You're probably the only person in this miserable brain fart of a news aggregator that I think is stupider than On Lawn.

      • If you think Slashdot is a news aggregator, you need to expand your horizons a bit. Slashdot is Indymedia for people who use Linux.
        • QUICK!

          Ask me when I last posted seriously to a non-technical story on Slashdot. Ask me what I think of Slashdot's crap story postings.

          Shouldn't you go back to hiding on LGF like the little chickenshit you and all your buddies are?

          • QUICK!

            Aaah! You scared me. Please don't jump out like that.

            Ask me when I last posted seriously to a non-technical story on Slashdot.

            "Sat November 27, 11:18 AM"?

            Look, we all know you're a big ol' troll who gets a huge rush out of pooping in somebody else's swimming pool. This is not new information. You don't need to flaunt it.

            Ask me what I think of Slashdot's crap story postings.

            I'm going to go way, way, way the hell out on a limb here and guess that you think they're crap.

            Shouldn't you go back
            • Um. The only things I've posted to all day are journal entries and trolltalk. I don't know if you consider trolltalk a serious story, but I don't, and I don't consider journals stories either.

              You're so full of shit it's running out your ears. You probably FOUNDED LGF.

              Congratulations on figuring out that I think Slashdot posts nonsense stories. I guess my rants against things like the F911 posting or micheal's constant gibberish must've been enough for even your pea brain to pick up on.
              • You know, I really, really like your approach of fighting crap with crap. Why be constructive, after all? Thinking of something useful to say is much too difficult. It requires the use of the brain, an organ better dedicated to the playing of video games and the consumption of vast amounts of pornography. Yes, it's much better this way: To rage against the dying of the light by dropping your trousers, settling into a comfortable squat, and taking a nice, big dump all over a Web site that somebody else creat
                • Did it never occur to you that perhaps I don't hold them in high enough regard to feel it's worth my time to do something constructive? If I really wanted to, I could obliterate that entire story about me with quotes, facts, figures, and a well-written shell to hold it all.

                  However, that would require me to go back through four years of books, periodicals, websites, and speeches and have exactly one effect: it would be ignored, because they're a bunch of idiots who have chosen their positions entirely on id

                  • >>If I really wanted to, I could obliterate that entire story about me with quotes, facts, figures, and a well-written shell to hold it all.

                    Figures? No, please, don't bring out facts and figures. And whatever you do, don't "obliterate" with a well-written shell! The combination would be too much for my delicate sensibilities to stand!
                  • One doesn't create out of the high regard in which he holds others. One creates out of the high regard in which he holds himself.

                    I think I get it now: you're lonely and looking for friends. This is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. We all get lonely sometimes. What you need to do is start thinking of yourself as someone who is deserving of love. Until you wrap your head around that idea, you're just going to be a bitter, unpleasant little boy, and as much as you try, you'll be unable to blame anyone but
                    • I like your trolling style. The panache you possess would be envious were that my style.

                      Alas, I hate Yoo-Hoo, and there's too many idiots [littlegreenfootballs.com] on this planet for me to be at peace. In fact, I may well consider turning one of my domains into a war machine built with the sole purpose of eliminating any hint of civil discourse on LGF, because I'm just that bitter and unpleasant.

                    • I like your trolling style.

                      Can somebody tell me what this means, please? I used to think that "troll" meant to post something insincerely just to try to get responses. Now it seems that people use it as a synonym for "comment." Is there a level of nuance here that I'm not appreciating?

                      The panache you possess would be envious were that my style.

                      I know all the words...but the meaning somehow escape me.

                      I hate Yoo-Hoo

                      Okay, now I know you're lying. Nobody hates Yoo-Hoo. It's chocolate! And it's a drink

      • I have a throw in with Twirlip that you don't exactly dazzle anyone with your intellect, BJH.
  • by dbzero ( 64544 )
    You're entry caught the attention of LGF readers [littlegreenfootballs.com]. LLL rants are always good for a few laughs.
  • your candidate lost and your response is to whine and threaten violence. Nice superficial belief in democracy there, fucktard.
  • Our current president is actively working to undermine the entire premise of the American capitalist system that has been honed over the last 100 years. What part of that is not sinking in, friends?

    I always love these "Everyone else is crazy except for me!!!" posts.

  • Funny, I just caught your posts on LGF. Ironic^H^H^H^H^H^HHow hypocritical of you to complain about someone running to their own website to make potshots at you with. Between you and that wife-abuser Tom Hudson there have been more than a dozen journal entries about myself where you do that very same run and hide technique.

    Why are you still supporting Bush?

    The man does good work. Saddam in jail, the UN corruption coming to light (much like corporate corruption did almost four years ago under Bush). Your

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