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Bloviating Zeppelin: 2011: It Can't Happen Here

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011: It Can't Happen Here

A comment I encountered at random on the site, addressing world areas of potential civil unrest for 2011:

I'm amazed we (the US) made it though this year. If Greece, Britain, hell most of Europe aren't good examples of what "austerity measures" can do for the morality of a country, wait till they stop the welfare checks in the USA. Forget the owners and supporter of the 2nd Amendment, heck most people in the projects either have a gun or know where to get one; and I aint talkin bout a three day waiting period either.

But, of course, just because it can happen in France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and the UK, it certainly cannot happen here.



Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

We don't learn from our own history. Does anybody remember the 60's. Different triggers, maybe, but the fuel was anger.

Sat Jan 01, 09:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Forget the owners and supporter of the 2nd Amendment?

Umm, I think not. I like most others shoot first without hesitation. Add to that, we are very well stocked with ammunition as opposed to those other individuals mentioned.

Sat Jan 01, 09:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger Toaster 802 said...

The entitlement class mis-behavior will lead to the great miscalculation...that firearms must be rounded up for "safety".

Remember that tipping point that you talked about a few posts back BZ?


Sat Jan 01, 11:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Actually I agree with all three previous posters... sigh...

Sat Jan 01, 01:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

The 2nd Amendment is the difference between Greece, Italy, Spain, UK, France and here.

In the Czech Republic the citizens have a much easier time getting FA weapons: they remember Communism there and don't want it back.

While it can happen here, it won't turn out like Europe... for we understand our rights are born with us, not granted by government. It is our government that needs reminding of that and that isn't the point in Europe.

Sun Jan 02, 10:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: I'm confused; how WON'T it turn out like Europe here?


Sun Jan 02, 11:18:00 AM PST  
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Mon Jan 03, 02:49:00 AM PST  
Blogger twinkle said...

Greetings, I live in the UK and whilst I do not agree with the coalition government's U-turn regarding student fees - which brought about the violent marched on London - I am mindful of the staggering national debt that needs addressing. Hence the austerity measures.

As I understand it, the US also has a staggering debt problem. And the sooner the US administration starts addressing this - by way of austerity programmes - the better. Of course it is hard being a popular President in a recession. Furthermore, who caused the global meltdown in the first place?

Mon Jan 03, 02:51:00 AM PST  

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