Can I tell you something. Got to tell you one thing. If you expect the freedom that you say is yours prove that you deserve it. Help us to preserve it or being free will just be words and nothing more.
Kansas, 1974

Monday, November 07, 2005

Riot Control

When the usual suspects turn up to burn and break stuff at some summit somewhere I would love to see people stand up to them. How far do you think these guys would get if when they rolled up on the main street of any given town to do their dirty work they found signs hanging in the windows of various businesses reading:
We are civilians.
We are armed.
We use real bullets.
We shoot to kill.
Accompanied by a very visable individual on the roof with a weapon?

These protestors don't really risk much when they face the police. Police usually treat these jokers with kid gloves using tear gas and lots of officers in riot gear. The rioters come prepared for all of that. They know full well that the police won't shoot them because that kind of thing is generally frowned upon in free societies.

But a private citizen defending their property, that's a different story. At least in the United States it is (gotta love that Second Amendment!). You mess with an armed individual in this country and whatever happens to you is your own fault.

Paris has been burning for 11 nights now. It's probably on fire as I type. The rioting is spreading to other European cities. How long are the French going to let themselves be terrorized before they stand up and fight for what is theirs? After 11 straight nights of this mess who cares why it happened. When is it going to stop?

The confrontational side of me almost wishes that some disaffected "youths" would try this mess over here so that we could show the world how we handle our business. Almost.


Booker Rising on Riots in France
Paris: The Beirut of Europe
Self-Preservation
Viva la France?
RIOTS NOW DEADLY
"REAL, SERIOUS VIOLENCE"
France Sets Curfews, Deploys 9,500 Cops

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